USDA extends WIC COVID-19 flexibilities

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the extension of more than a dozen flexibilities ensuring participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) continue receiving the food and health support they need during the COVID-19 pandemic. USDA’s proactive extension of these waivers throughout the national public health emergency will ensure nutritionally at-risk mothers, babies, and children receive the critical nutrition benefits and services they count on in a safe manner while allowing the program to operate based on local conditions throughout the pandemic.

Federal Grand Jury announces numerous indictments

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MUSKOGEE — United States Attorney Brian J. Kuester today announced the results of the August and September 2020 Federal Grand Juries. The combined grand juries returned 32 unsealed and four sealed indictments on crimes ranging from kidnapping, federal firearms offenses, robbery, drug trafficking/distribution, child exploitation, aggravated sexual assaults in Indian country, and murder in Indian country.

AREA NEWS

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26 Hugo Lake invites everyone to come join in a clean-up day around the river and lake. Participants are welcome to help out in their favorite park, camping area or fishing hole. At the Overlook, there will be a Trash Bag Trade-In with prizes for your clean up efforts. This will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. For more information, contact Sarah Whorton at 580.326.3345.
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Weather Update

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After a rainy start to the week, things should start improving on Wednesday and from Thursday through Saturday, we are looking great with sunshine and warmer temperatures. Your weekend is looking great with sunny skies and low 80s on Saturday and only a slight chance of a shower and partly sunny and warm Sunday.
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Weather Update

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A fairly quiet week of weather is shaping up for eastern Oklahoma with only a 30 to 40% chance of a thunderstorm Wednesday and Thursday, but otherwise partly cloudy. High temperatures in the mid-80s and the nights will be clear with temperatures dropping into the mid-60s. Right now next weekend is looking great with sunshine and 80 degrees, let’s hope that forecast holds.