Public health officials recently acknowledged the state was woefully unprepared for a pandemic like the one that seems to be growing worse with each passing week.
COVID-19 and the novel coronavirus that causes the highly contagious respiratory disease pulled back the curtains on a health care system woefully unprepared for this pandemic.
After only one year of existence, the Muskogee Redevelopment Authority Tourism Board was scrapped before it ever got off the ground, and we think they did not get a fair chance to succeed or fail.
When the Statewide Virtual Charter School Board holds a hearing to terminate its contract with Epic Charter Schools, we would like to see the decision made to end the contract.
Members of Oklahoma's congressional delegation should ignore a letter from a conservative think tank that wants Congress to formally disestablish five tribal reservations that make up the eastern half of the state.
THUMBS UP to the Muskogee Muskogee Medical Foundation, Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee/Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee Auxiliary and the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology Nursing Department for hosing “Boo on the Flu.”
Moving the state's public health lab from Oklahoma City to Stillwater before year's end without public discussions or previous planning appears to be a hasty decision that must be delayed and discussed publicly.
Oklahoma's State Department of Health will be shelling out about $15,000 a month to handle most of the state’s COVID-19 media and open records requests through the end of the year, which seems like a lot of money to us to pay someone whose job isn't focusing on the health of Oklahomans.
Muskogee County commissioners are on a path to increase economic development, and we believe this is something Muskogee needs to be able to draw in industry.
A scathing 120-page audit of Epic Charter Schools provides several reasons to remove the motive of profit from Oklahoma's public school system.
Bacone College has hit a lot of bumps in the road in the past couple of years, but it looks like things have improved by leaps and bounds. This is quite a feat if you consider where the college was just two short years ago.
State health officials recently sketched out for the public a three-phase plan to distribute a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, a fete public health experts acknowledge will be challenging.
If you aren’t registered, we urge you to do so and then study up on the issues and candidates and exercise your right to vote.
Ongoing efforts to ramp up testing capacity for the novel coronavirus — along with easier access to those tests and speedier results — are clearly justified by the number of new COVID-19 cases that climb higher every day.
Federal funds made available through a U.S. Department of Justice grant will help Muskogee police officers deal with the stress related to their jobs and benefit the community.
Exchange Club of Muskogee may have had to cancel the Chili Cook-off in April, but Jeep Jam will go on as planned, and we would like to see people support the Exchange Club's efforts.
State leaders decided to leave it up to school districts to decide whether to notify parents and the community about COVID-19 being present at schools. Some schools depend on word of mouth. Some rely on social media. But our local schools cover all the bases.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was small in stature, but she made a big impression in this country as an associate justice of the United States Supreme Court.
Neglecting the needs of nursing homes and assisted living centers is a tragic mistake that undoubtedly has cost lives during the COVID-19 pandemic.
THUMBS UP to the Cherokee Nation and Tribal Councilor Mike Dobbins for presenting the town of Warner with a check for $25,000 to help support the Warner nutrition site located in the Warner Community Center.
We were very happy to learn there are new guidelines that govern how sexual assault and harassment allegations are handled on school and college campuses.
University of Oklahoma students demanding administrators do more to protect students and essential workers need to realize that administrators have given a lot of thought to their safety.
Gov. Kevin Stitt failed all Oklahomans and breached his duty by withholding vital information he should have acted on and — at a minimum — shared with local decision-makers.
America has come a long way since Sept. 5, 1882, when union leaders in New York City organized what is considered now as the nation's first Labor Day parade.
THUMBS UP to Muskogee County Emergency Medical Service and the medics who work for them who traveled to Louisiana to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Laura.
Gov. Kevin Stitt's failure to follow through on his commitment of "providing support to residents and staff" at Oklahoma's nursing homes and long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic had a "profound and devastating impact" that continues today.
Schools are open, but bus drivers are needed around the state to get students to school and back home. We believe the state needs to help people who are willing to get a commercial license to drive those buses.
Tourism and recreation officials converted our state parks to gated communities, erecting a financial barrier by imposing an $8 parking fee.
THUMBS UP to Linda Flowers and Ben James for winning a third-place medal in a dance competition that was part of the National Veterans Creative Arts Festival. They were honored at the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center on Wednesday.
A new study found women competing for a legislative post in Oklahoma have a tougher time raising campaign cash than men.
Existing laws that regulate poultry feeding operations need to be amended to prevent poultry operations from popping up without any notice.
A class-action lawsuit seeking refunds for a plethora of fees Oklahoma colleges and universities assess to offset the loss of appropriated funds has merit.
THUMBS UP to State Superintendent for Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister for voicing her concerns about students wearing masks, despite being a different opinion than Gov. Kevin Stitt.
A decision by the state to participate in a program that will provide an extra $400 a week to unemployed workers displaced by the economic shock of a global pandemic was the right move.
We can't praise 7-year-old Kaylee Castleberry enough. If it weren't for her quick thinking, her little brother may have drowned in a relative's swimming pool in Muskogee over the weekend. Her family's experience highlights the need for everyone to be trained in CPR.
There was a time back in the mid-'80s when a few dead people were caught voting around here. There was also a time when an overzealous Democrat went through nursing homes and cast ballots for someone who may not have been the choice of the elderly residents. But in neither case would those hijinx have made a difference in the outcome of the elections.
A planned update for Muskogee's trails system that includes the design of a transportation infrastructure that integrates pedestrian, bicycle and public transit routes is an improvement that has been a long time coming.
THUMBS UP to the men and women who are studying nursing at a time when many people would rethink their career decisions before essentially signing up to enter a mine field of sorts.
This Week's Circulars
87, boat mechanic. Died October 17, 2020. Memorial graveside service 1 pm Friday, October 30, 2020 at Elmwood Cemetery, Wagoner, OK, Mallett Funeral Home and Crematory
73, retired nursing home dietician. Died October 21, 2020. Viewing 1-5 pm Sunday at Mallett Funeral Home, Wagoner. Funeral service 10 am Monday, October 26 at Immanuel Southern Baptist Church, 611 North Gerturde Ave.,Wagoner.
John Jefferson Matthews, of Porter, Oklahoma, was released from his mortal body, Sunday, October 18, 2020 at the age of 83. John was born February 9, 1937 in Hitchita, Oklahoma to Jay and Lucy Matthews. He attended Victor and Checotah Public Schools. He then continued on to Conners and North…
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