State Department of Health comments on spike in COVID-19 case numbers

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• Significant increase in cases due in part to lags in holiday testing, reporting OKLAHOMA CITY — State Commissioner of Health Dr. Lance Frye issued the following statement regarding the spike in COVID-19 case numbers: “Today the State Department of Health reported 6,487 new cases of COVID-19 and 23 deaths.
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Sen. Lankford clarifies support for election integrity...

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“Free and fair elections are at the heart of our democracy, and regardless of our political affiliation or who we voted for, it is absolutely essential that our elections are safe and secure and that we can be confident in the results — no matter who the winner is. The integrity of our system depends on it — now and in the future. My goal was never to put our constitutional system at risk, nor was it ever to overturn an election; it was to get the facts into the open and allow the truth to direct our steps. I am well aware that some in our state have said — along with the national media — that more than 50 court cases have already settled this election. The problem with that argument is that clearly they haven’t. Thousands of people still have questions.”
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Weather Update

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Sunny days and clear nights are in the forecast for the week ahead with high temperatures generally in the 50s; although we may hit 60 on Thursday. The nights will drop into the low- to mid-30s.

Snow and ice tips to protect our yards this winter

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With the pandemic keeping people sheltering at home, more people are extending their outdoor time in the winter by adding fire pits, outdoor heaters and other features. Even in the wintertime, it’s important to take care of your yard. The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute, an international trade association representing power equipment, small engine, portable generator, utility vehicle, golf car and personal transport vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, offers tips to keep your yard in top shape for winter use.