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January is National Blood Donor Month
January is National Blood Donor Month and the OBI (Oklahoma Blood Institute) could use your help to replenish S.W. Oklahoma's blood supply. The OBI is in desperate need of blood and plasma donors. We're facing a community, state and even National blood shortage.
11pm Curfew for Oklahoma Bars and Restaurants is Over!
The 11:00pm curfew for Oklahoma bars and restaurants has been lifted! Over the past 2 days a lot has happened with the mandatory curfew and the extension of Oklahoma's COVID-19 state of emergency orders or mandates. Earlier this week news broke that District Judge Susan Stallings extended a tem…
Oklahoma Amends COVID-19 Quarantine Policies For Schools
Yesterday (01-12-21) Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced a change to the state's official COVID-19 quarantine policy for schools. He was joined by the Secretary of Education Ryan Walters and the Commissioner of Health Dr. Lance Frye at the press conference to announce and discuss the new an…
Oklahoma's COVID Vaccination Protocol Should Be the National Stan
Last week the Comanche County Health Department held it's first COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Great Plains Coliseum in Lawton and at the Community Center in Altus. Both locations provided vaccinations to those 65 years of age or older for Phase 2 of the vaccine rollout in the state and the…
Let's Hit the Trails in 2021
If like me you're bored to death and looking for something, anything to do I may have a solution. The family and I were sitting around trying to think of an activity we can all do together and that doesn't cost too much, even better if it's free! Well after we starting listing "t…
Oklahoma COVID Vaccination Portal Now Open
The OSDH (Oklahoma State Department of Health) has launched their new COVID-19 vaccination portal. It will be used as a scheduling tool to help Oklahomans determine when they are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine and help them schedule an appointment when it is their turn. This will be the fa…
Free COVID-19 Testing in Lawton
If you're needing to be tested for COVID-19 you can stop by the Great Plains Coliseum 920 S.W. Sheridan Road or go to the Comanche County Health Department 1010 S.W. Sheridan Road. Both locations will have FREE drive thru COVID-19 testing today (01-05-21) and on (01-07-21) from 10:00am until 5:…
COVID Vaccines for Persons 65 and Older Happening in Lawton
This week the Comanche County Health Department announced that persons who are 65 years of age or older are now eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. The health department will be performing vaccinations in both Lawton and in Altus. In Lawton they'll be set up at the Great Plains Coliseum and …
Did You Make a New Years Resolution?
Now that 2020 is finally over hopefully we can all look forward to better things in 2021. There hasn't been a year in recent history more hated and despised than 2020 and most people were more than ready to kick off the new year, myself included. Last year was one of the worst in modern history, eve…

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