“Spring is in the air” is the report from my weekend front porch listening post, where I was social distancing as the local song birds were broadcasting from the tree tops. National weather service is forecasting the next two weeks a ‘warmer than normal’ temperatures, and with all the rain we’ve received, many folks are eager to get spring garden planted. One of the most prudent first steps is to take a soil sample from the garden area and drop it by the Murray County Extension office. Yes, we are still open and serving the community with research based information!
This week we have the Indian Pioneer Paper of Mrs. Mattie Baker. This oral history was recorded by W. P. A. writer Maurice Anderson on September 16, 1937 at Mrs. Baker’s residence in Pauls Valley.
With confirmed cases of COV1D-19 multiplying rapidly across the nation and around the world, there is increasing concern about how to effectively slow the spread of this mysterious coronavirus in the United States. While I am grateful for the Trump Administration’s swift and decisive response thus far, the reality is that each of us have a part to play in saving and protecting lives during this pandemic.
The Oklahoma Department of Public Safety is taking several precautionary measures to help prevent the spread of any illnesses. The agency has formed a working group to focus efforts on prevention and response to a possible local outbreak of COV1D-19 and Influenza.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Beginning March 17, 2020, Oklahoma Department of Human Services (OKDHS) will begin accepting online applications for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Energy Crisis Assistance Program (ECAP) at www.okdhslive.org.