2020 Ends With Hope, Optimism

Sulphur Veterans Center residents in November were saluted during a special parade where local and area residents and members of community organizations drove by to honor them. PHOTO BY KRISTEN JOHN

2020 Ends With Hope, Optimism

Vintage cars with big engines, reminders of a by-gone era, begin to roll into Sulphur last fall as the 21st annual City of Springs/Rotary Club Car Show was held throughout the day. Above is this gem, a 1965 Chevrolet Corvette.

2020 Ends With Hope, Optimism

Murray County Fair exhibitors, above, show their goats at the 2019 fair. Due to concerns over COVID-19, the 2020 fair was canceled. Below is the headline that accompanied the story about the fair’s cancellation.

2020 Ends With Hope, Optimism

COVID-19 Vaccines Rolled Out To First-Phase Recipients

EDITOR’S NOTE: Following is the conclusion of the 2020 Year In Review covering late October through December as COVID-19 vaccines began to be rolled out to healthcare workers and first responders.

October 29 -- COVID-19 case numbers keep climbing with more than 300 total now in Murray County, where cases are up by 36 last week. Sulphur accounted for 22 of those new cases, and two deaths.

Testing for COVID-19 infection is ramping up rapidly in the nation and in Oklahoma.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is sending more than 1.1 million BinaxNOW point of care antigen tests to the state. The tests can diagnose coronavirus infection in as little as 15 minutes. Gov. Stitt, at his discretion, may authorize use of the tests for K-12 students, teachers, nursing home patient and staff, higher education, critical infrastructure, first responders, and other priorities. The Federal government purchased the diagnostic tests in late August to ensure equitable distribution of the first 150 million units so that the nation’s governors will not have to compete for the initial BinaxNOW shipments As of Oct. 26, over half a million tests have been chipped to Oklahoma.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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