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Articles from the April 9, 2020 edition

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 By Jennifer Pitts    Virus    April 9, 2020

SSM Prepares For Potential Surge

In the past week the number of statewide COVID-19 deaths more than doubled, along with confirmed cas... Full story

 
 By Jacob Factor    News    April 9, 2020

Messages Of Hope From Shawnee Commissioners

Messages of hope during the COVID-19 pandemic were at the forefront of discussion at the Shawnee...

 

Join The Non-Traditional Great Egg Hunt

The traditional Great Egg Hunt in Tecumseh is just one more canceled event as a result of the curren... Full story

 
 By GLORIA TROTTER    Virus    April 9, 2020

Rustic Rose Provides Unique Help To Parents

By GLORIA TROTTER A Tecumseh florist, shuttered because of the corona virus crisis, has come up...

 
 By Suzie Campbell    Virus    April 9, 2020

Shawnee Public Schools Plans Virtual Graduation

Shawnee Public Schools will hold a virtual graduation for the class of 2020.  “We will have... Full story

 

Senate Review

The COVID-19 pandemic is sending shockwaves through our nation and state not only through health con...

 

Senate Notes

On April 2, Governor Stitt declared a health emergency in all 77 Oklahoma counties in response to...

 

Just Breathe

I attended my first video teleconference last week. Before the start of the virtual gathering, a spe...

 
 By WAYNE TROTTER    Opinion    April 9, 2020

RIP, Dr. Tom

You don’t have to be in the news business long before you begin to encounter politicians. In the...

 

Epic Times -Just Ask Charles Dickens

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,  it was the age of wisdom, it was the age... Full story

 
 By Patti Poteete    Opinion    April 9, 2020

Locking Out Little Dude Is Part Of The Process

On the 14th day of our self-isolation from the pandemic, the President upped the time in seclusion...

 

Lecil Moon

Lecil Moon, 88, of Asher, Oklahoma, died Thursday, March 26, 2020, in Tecumseh. He was born Oct....

 

Phyllis Faye Landrum

Phyllis Landrum lived enough to fill several lifetimes and loved enough to make it last forever....

 

Patricia Ann Clagg

Patricia ‘Pat’ Ann Clagg, 74, of Shawnee, died Saturday, April 4, 2020. She taught her kids the...

 

The Many Lessons Of Jesus' Triumphant Procession Into Jerusalem

On October 26, 1922, fewer than 30,000 “black shirts” of the Fasci Italianidi Combattimento marched on Rome and demanded that King Victor...

 

Tribes Receive COVID-19 HUD Funds

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson has announced...

 
 By Suzie Campbell    News    April 9, 2020

Lynch Resigns As Emergency Management Director

The Pottawatomie County Board of County Commissioners held its first videoconference meeting...

 

Jones And Hudson Receive 2020 Academic All-State Awards

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has announced the recipients of its prestigious 2020...

 

Legislature Stabilizes Current Budget

The Legislature on Monday stabilized the current year budget to prevent cuts to agencies and affirme...

 

SSC/GCTC Receive Business Partnership Excellence Award

Seminole State College and Gordon Cooper Technology Center were among colleges, schools and...

 
 By GLORIA TROTTER    News    April 9, 2020

Diverse Candidate For Fifth District, Miles Rahimi

Miles Rahimi brings a diverse background to his race for the Republican nomination for the Fifth...

 

Sen. McCortney Seeks Re-Election

Ada small businessman and current District 13 State Senator Greg McCortney has announced he will see...

 

Avedis Foundation Cancels Health Week Due To Virus

The Avedis Foundation has announced the cancellation of its annual Health Week, originally... Full story

 

Local Bank Added To National Registry

The State National Bank Building at 2 East Main Street in Shawnee, has been added to the newest...

 

New Tecumseh Chamber Director

The Tecumseh Chamber of Commerce announced that its board of directors has selected Leslie Rigby...

 

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