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OSU to host pecan pest management workshop Feb. 21

OSU to host pecan pest management workshop Feb. 21 By Trisha Gedon STILLWATER, Okla. – Consumers may think about pecans when they’re ready to make a pecan pie or other tasty treat, but this nut is always on the minds of producers in the pecan industry. Oklahoma pecan producers will focus on pest control in…

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SSC Participates in Southeast Oklahoma Legislative Tour

SSC Participates in Southeast Oklahoma Legislative Tour Seminole State College hosted area colleges at the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education’s Southeast Oklahoma Legislative Briefing at Pete’s Place in Krebs on January 12. SSC attended the event with a delegation of state legislators. Chancellor Allison Garrett of the Oklahoma State System of Higher Education, met…

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Bullard files bill prohibiting genital mutilation of youth under 26

Bullard files bill prohibiting genital mutilation of youth under 26 OKLAHOMA CITY – Sen. David Bullard, R-Durant, recently filed Senate Bill 129, also known as the Millstone Act, to prohibit Oklahoma doctors from providing gender transition procedures or referral services relating to such procedures to anyone under the age of 26. The bill would further…

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Specialty Crop Grants Now Available

Specialty Crop Grants Now Available OKLAHOMA CITY – Funding opportunities to enhance the specialty crop industry within Oklahoma are now available through the Specialty Crop Block Grant Program. The program is made possible through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Services. Eligible applicants include non-profits, local, state, and federal government entities, for-profit organizations,…

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Oklahoma ranks among the best in the nation for Medicaid eligibility and claims payment accuracy

Oklahoma ranks among the best in the nation for Medicaid eligibility and claims payment accuracy   Oklahoma City, OK – The Oklahoma Health Care Authority recently completed a 2022 Payment Error Rate Measurement (PERM) review with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). PERM issues an error rate that measures how accurately state Medicaid programs…

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OMMA Commercial Licensee Town Halls and Metrc Webinars

OMMA Commercial Licensee Town Halls and Metrc Webinars Take advantage of upcoming opportunities to engage with OMMA and Metrc with OMMA Commercial Licensee Town Halls Jan. 18-19 and Metrc Webinars Jan. 20. OMMA Commercial Licensee Town Halls: Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 18-19 Join us Jan. 18-19 for our Commercial Licensee Town Halls. OMMA Executive Director Adria Berry…

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OMMA Patient Town Hall

OMMA Patient Town Hall Join us Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 8-11 a.m. for our Patient Town Hall. OMMA Executive Director Adria Berry will discuss the current state of the agency and what is planned for 2023. During the event, there will also be an opportunity to share patient-related feedback with OMMA ahead of the Oklahoma…

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SSC Board of Regents Approve Micro-Credentialing

SSC Board of Regents Approve Micro-Credentialing Agreements with Local Businesses   The Seminole State College Board of Regents approved a number of memorandum of understanding documents with businesses participating in the College’s new micro-credentialing program and approved the 2023-2024 academic calendar at their meeting on Dec. 15. As the meeting opened, Vice President for Fiscal…

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SDE Receives $5.3 million grant to serve special needs children

SDE Receives $5.3 million grant to serve special needs children OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 21, 2022) – The Oklahoma State Department of Education’s Special Education Services team has received a $5.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support Oklahoma school districts and early career teachers in serving children with disabilities. This year marks the…

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Certified Healthy Oklahoma Applications are Open

Certified Healthy Oklahoma Applications are Open OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) has started accepting applications for the 2022 Certified Healthy Oklahoma Program. Certified Healthy Oklahoma – a collaborative effort of OSDH, The Oklahoma Academy, Oklahoma Turning Point Council and the State Chamber of Oklahoma – is a public health initiative launched…

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