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Lawsuit Filed to Return Additional Federal Unemployment Benefits in Oklahoma
Lawsuit Filed to Return Additional Federal Unemployment Benefits in Oklahoma
A lawsuit has been filed against the Executive Director of the OESC (Oklahoma Employment Security Commission) that challenges all the changes Oklahoma made to the additional Federal unemployment aide in the state. Last month on (06-26-21) Governor Kevin Stiit ended the extra $300 weekly payments that people on unemployment were receiving and instead used the money to fund a back to work cash incentive.
Panera Bread in Lawton is Opening Next Week!
Panera Bread in Lawton is Opening Next Week!
The wait is almost over! Get ready, Panera Bread in Lawton, Fort Sill will be opening next week. The new restaurant is located at 807 N.W. Sheridan Road. It's right across the street from the Walmart on Sheridan and right next door to Raising Cain's Chicken. They've been working on the new location for the past several months, we got the official confirmation that it would be a Panera Bread back in October 2020. In the meantime we've been anxiously waiting for it to open and we're only a few days away from that happening.
Another Scam is Being Reported in Lawton!
Another Scam is Being Reported in Lawton!
Well it certainly didn't take long, no time at all in fact, for another scam to start making the rounds here in town. It seems like every time a scam is identified and finally stamped out, another one is quick to replace it. There's no shortage of people looking to steal your money and identity. You have to be on the look out and on guard for potential scams and scammers at all times these days. Otherwise you'll end up broke or have your credit and reputation destroyed. Well, we have yet another scam that's been reported in Lawton, Fort Sill.
Find Out When You’ll Be Getting Your Stimulus Check
Find Out When You’ll Be Getting Your Stimulus Check
So did you get your stimulus check yet? A lot of people revived their payments over the weekend, myself included. I really didn't think that I would get mine until much later, at least that's how its worked the past few times anyway. Normally I end up being in the back of the line and everyone I know has already gotten their stimulus checks, then I eventually get mine. If you have direct deposit set up and the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) has your banking information on file you'll get it a whole lot faster versus a paper check by mail. I was surprised to say the least when I checked my account and it was there. I guess it was my turn to be first.
Lawton Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Local Business Survey
Lawton Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Local Business Survey
If you're a local or area business the Lawton, Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce wants to hear from you. They're asking that you take a quick survey online about how COVID-19 has impacted your business or organization. It only takes about 10-15 minutes to complete and all information obtained will remain confidential. This will help the city determine the best possible response to assist local and area businesses going forward.
Oklahoma Lottery Mega Millions and Powerball are Huge!
Oklahoma Lottery Mega Millions and Powerball are Huge!
If you haven't heard the news yet the Oklahoma Lottery for Mega Millions and Powerball have grown to incredible amounts. Right now the Mega Millions is up to $750 million and Powerball is now $640 million. With that kind of money up for grabs I'm thinking I need to get some tickets and quick. They'll be drawing again for Mega Millions this Friday (01-15-21) and Powerball on Saturday (01-16-21).
For a Limited Time Get 20 Ribeyes For Just $40.00
For a Limited Time Get 20 Ribeyes For Just $40.00
They're back! Essential Food Sales has returned to Lawton, Fort Sill with unbeatable deals on steaks, chicken, pork and even seafood. For a limited time you can get 20 ribeyes for just $40.00 while supplies last. They're set up on the corner of Ferris Ave and Sheridan Road in the Goodwill parking lot across from Sam's Club/Walmart. You can't missing the giant tent or truck. Pull in to get great deals on all meats.

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