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.
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.
The City of Lawton "Spring into Success" career fair is happening today (04-29-21) at Lawton City Hall 212 S.W. 9th Street from 10:00am until 3:00pm. The city has several potions and job openings available that you can apply for. If you're currently looking for a job, or want to make a career change, don't miss the "Spring into Success" career fair.
Coming up this Friday, April 23rd (04-23-21) the Arvest Bank at 4330 N.W. Cache Road is hosting a SHRED-A-THON. You'll be able to bring your unwanted paperwork, mail and any other items that contains financial and/or personal details to the bank and have it shredded.
Another round of stimulus checks are on the way for some Americans. This time around it's based on dependents, specifically children. The new stimulus checks will be in the form of a child tax credit and will be split into monthly payments starting sometime this July. It's all a part of the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 signed by President Joe Biden.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
Looks like the east side in Lawton will be getting a brand new Dollar General store. Construction is underway and it won't be long now before the new store is open. It's located on N.E. Rogers Lane between the Alon Gas station and Pioneer Park Elementary School.