Area News

OSDH Announces First Pediatric Flu Death of the Season; Flu Shots to Be Offered at No Cost at County Health Departments

The flu season continues to hit the state hard and the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has confirmed the first pediatric death associated with the flu since the season began in September. The death occurred in an Oklahoma County resident between the ages of 5-18. This week’s flu report indicates record-breaking numbers with 3,440…

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Governor Mary Fallin Issues Burn Ban for 40 Counties

Governor Mary Fallin today issued a burn ban effective immediately for much of the western half of the state because of extreme weather conditions and extraordinary fire danger. The governor’s burn ban supersedes any county burn bans currently in place. It expires at midnight on Feb. 16. Additionally, four counties in eastern Oklahoma remain under…

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Okemah’s 9th Annual Crystal Run

The 9th annual “Crystal Run” will be held in downtown Okemah, OK February 24th at 11:00 a.m. The run is held as a major fundraiser for the historic “Crystal Theatre”. Last year’s event drew 200 participants from 5 states and the funds raised have been used to maintain the theater as well as assist in…

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