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After serving over 500 people with 30 smoked turkeys and all the trimmings last year, a local business is set to once again host the annual “Thanksgiving Feast” event, though it’ll look slightly different as the COVID-19 pandemic continues on.

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Data released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Sunday indicates Stephens County has added one COVID-19 death over the weekend, bringing the county’s running death toll to 14.

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Data released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) Friday indicates Stephens County has added one COVID-19 death to the count, bringing the running death toll to 13.

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Oklahoma’s current trend with new positive cases continues to reflect community transmission, which can be reduced by keeping 6 feet of physical distance from others, wearing face coverings when around individuals from outside the household, avoiding touching your face, and regular hand-washing.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Even as Oklahoma’s governor continues to resist calls to implement a statewide mask mandate, Oklahoma’s lead disease expert said an intensive study of the state’s mask-mandated communities found face covering usage significantly slows the spread of COVID-19.

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Chamber officials announced the cancellation of this year’s Christmas parade in Marlow, which was scheduled for early December, Thursday afternoon. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Preparing for the first coronavirus vaccine release later this year, state health officials face unprecedented challenges.

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An announcement from the City of Comanche Tuesday evening indicates Comanche City Hall is closed until further notice after a COVID-19 exposure.

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The number of hospitalizations in Oklahoma due to the coronavirus surpassed 1,400 on Wednesday for a new daily record and the number of total cases increased by more than 3,000, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reported.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Stopping short of a statewide mask mandate Monday, Oklahoma's governor announced requiring face coverings on state property and said bar and restaurant hours will temporarily be limited in an attempt to slow the surging number of COVID-19 cases.

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Halliburton Energy Services announced today they are hiring employees for their Duncan manufacturing location with applications due immediately for interviews starting as soon as Friday, Nov. 20. 

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The regularly scheduled Duncan School Board of Education meeting brought about updates on the Oklahoma Virtual Education Consortium as well as virtual instruction thus far for the district.

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Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt on Friday requested a federal major disaster declaration from last month's ice storm that caused an estimated $27 million in damages in 13 central Oklahoma counties.

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Oklahoma’s current trend with new positive cases continues to reflect community transmission, which can be reduced by keeping 6 feet of physical distance from others, wearing face coverings when around individuals from outside the household, avoiding touching your face, and regular hand-washing.

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Duncan City Council chambers appeared fuller than usual Tuesday night, but not for anything on the agenda. The action, instead, took place during public comments, when those for and against a mask mandate addressed the council with their concerns.

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The number of people hospitalized with confirmed and probable coronavirus in Oklahoma on Wednesday shattered the previous one-day record by nearly 200 and more than 2,100 new cases were reported, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma should begin receiving doses of the COVID-19 vaccine in early December, public health officials said Tuesday.

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MARLOW — With the rise of COVID-19 cases in the community, the City of Marlow issued a call encouraging the use of masks to slow the spread of the virus.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Pressure to implement a statewide mask mandate for public schools is growing on the state Board of Education as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to worsen.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma does not need a mask mandate to combat rising COVID-19 case numbers, the state’s top health official said Monday.

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According to Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) statistics released Monday, Nov. 9 with data for Sunday, Stephens County has had a total of 976 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 745 recoveries and nine deaths, leaving a total of 22 active cases in the area.

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Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) Airman Devan Schaeffer, from Duncan, Oklahoma, signals an EA-18G Growler, attached to the Shadowhawks of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 141, on the flight deck of the Navy’s only forward-deployed aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan (CVN 76) during Keen S…

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A forum discussing changes to alcohol laws amid the COVID-19 pandemic that will now go into effect permanently is scheduled in Duncan on Nov. 10.

 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Hospitals are poised to bear the brunt of the state’s newly revised medical surge plan if Oklahoma can’t figure out how to slow its growing COVID-19 hospitalization numbers.

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Oklahoma’s current trend with new positive cases continues to reflect community transmission, which can be reduced by keeping 6 feet of physical distance from others, wearing face coverings when around individuals from outside the household, avoiding touching your face, and regular hand-washing.

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The number of new coronavirus cases and related hospitalizations in Oklahoma dropped slightly on Friday from record highs reported a day earlier, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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President Donald Trump's campaign filed lawsuits Wednesday in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia, laying the groundwork for contesting battleground states as he slipped behind Democrat Joe Biden in the hunt for the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House.

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The election scrambled seats in the House and Senate but ultimately left Congress much like it began, deeply split as voters resisted big changes despite the heated race at the top of the ticket for the White House.

Election officials in several key states furiously counted ballots Wednesday as the nation awaited the outcome of the race between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden and braced for possible recounts and legal challenges.

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