OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) continues to report a decline in the initial and continued unemployment claims with the continued claims fourweek moving average dropping for the 23rd consecutive week, and initial claims dropping over 50%. In addition, continued claims dropped by roughly 20%.
This week we have the Indian Pioneer Paper of Caroline Edwards. This Indian Pioneer Paper was recorded by W.P.A. field worker Maurice Anderson on September 13, 1937 at Mrs. Edwards’ residence in Pauls Valley, OK.
Last week, both chambers of Congress passed the same version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for fiscal year 2021, sending it to the president’s desk. This marks the 60th consecutive year that lawmakers have delivered this bipartisan legislation. Indeed, authorizing resources to support our nation’s common defense through passage of the NDAA each year is one of the most critical responsibilities of Congress. Enacting the NDAA is vital to sustaining and strengthening programs and resources to keep our nation safe while also supporting the devoted and brave individuals who make every mission possible.
Ready or not, the holidays are here. For many people, it’s a season of equal parts excitement and dread. This year this is especially true with the added stress of trying keep certain holiday traditions and family gatherings while following recommendations for staying safe.
One of the first projects undertaken by the CCC was the improvement of Flower Park. In April of 1934, the main entrance of the Park on Highway 18 (now U.S. 177) had a beautiful curved rock entry built. In the center of each rock wall was a bubbling fountain where water ran down the wall into a catch basin. The water came from nearby sulphur well.