State Climatologist Gary McManus is taking responsibility for the impending arctic weather predicted to impact Easter weekend.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — OU Medicine is one of about 100 facilities selected nationwide to try an experimental, but seemingly promising therapy, to treat seriously ill COVID-19 patients, officials announced Thursday.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma continues to parallel the nation in the extraordinary number of initial claims for unemployment insurance as COVID-19 related closures and declines in the oil patch put more people out of work.

Easter Sunday is this weekend and, although the pandemic continues to limit gatherings, churches across the state are adapting to the times to keep their staff and congregation safe.

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"I was laying in bed just thinking about how God can use this time of uncertainty for good and he gave me this idea to spread His word around our community,” Woodward Nurse Molly Brooks, RN said. “It's exciting to see that this idea has spread to Mooreland, Kilgore, TX, and Kennett, MO.”

Due to concerns about spreading and contracting Covid-19, medical facilities are working to ensure they can efficiently treat patients without having to risk exposure to the virus.

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Coronavirus update for Wednesday, April 8 by the Oklahoma State Department of Health. No new positive cases were reported in Northwest Oklahoma.

The Oklahoma Blood Institute is collecting convalescent plasma from donors who have recovered from Covid-19 to help treat seriously ill patients that are currently battling the virus.

Fire in Oklahoma is extremely beneficial. It restores grasslands and controls unwanted species. It is a natural process that provides habitat for certain wildlife.

The Oklahoma Blood Institute is collecting convalescent plasma from donors who have recovered from Covid-19 to help treat seriously ill patients that are currently battling the virus.According to a press release from OBI, this is part of an experimental initiative to use the product as treat…

When Oklahoma’s first confirmed case of COVID-19 was reported March 6, there already were hundreds of cases nationwide and hot spots were beginning to emerge in other states. Not considered a priority by the federal government, Oklahoma was issued a minimal amount of the reagents necessary to run a coronavirus test.

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The Woodward City Commission met via video conference Monday evening for a regularly scheduled meeting, during which they approved two agenda items to better accommodate their employees as COVID-19 continues to affect the area.

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"I came across a saying that captures us. 'Fostering in love for their today. Trusting in God for their tomorrow.' I wish that there wasn't a need for foster homes at all but am thankful God has called us to step in that gap." - a foster parent

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STILLWATER, Okla. — Mike Gundy wants a plan, and he’s already pushing one for Oklahoma State football.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Legislative leaders locked horns with the governor Tuesday night after their Republican leader unveiled a plan to slash state agency budgets to fill a $450 million shortfall.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University will begin freshman enrollment on April 8. The annual Freshman Connection event, which is traditionally the first day of enrollment for incoming freshmen, has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.In light of Freshman Connection being canceled, Nor…

High Plains Technology Center will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7 via Zoom online.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Legislature granted the governor unprecedented powers Monday allowing him to suspend any rules and laws necessary during the state’s COVID-19 outbreak for the next 30 days.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal judge ruled Monday that Oklahoma’s governor exceeded his public health emergency authority and ran afoul of the U.S. Constitution by trying to use the COVID-19 crisis to ban abortions in the state.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Governor Kevin Stitt announced the launch of a new volunteer initiative that will connect Oklahomans to volunteer opportunities in their communities, once health professionals determine it is safe and appropriate to do so.

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NEW YORK (AP) — In Montana, a father and son running a small oil business are cutting their salaries in half. In New Mexico, an oil truck driver who supports his family just went a week without pay. And in Alaska, lawmakers have had to dip into the state’s savings as oil revenue dries up.

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One woman was killed and another hospitalized in a one-vehicle accident in Harper County early Sunday morning, said the Oklahoma Highway Patrol

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In this taxing and uncertain time, our associates have gone above and beyond to help Americans get the food, medicine and supplies they need.

Earlier this week, the Woodward News posed the question to followers on Facebook - What do you binge watch?This could be while you are in self quarantine, isolation or just any ole' weekend.While there were a few old standbys like NCIS, Grey's Anatomy, Chicago PD and such, several focused on…

While the primary concern of the COVID-19 pandemic is for human health, horse owners should have plans in place to ensure proper care of their horses in case of sickness and hospitalization, Oklahoma State University Extension experts said.

The Woodward City Commission will hold a regularly scheduled meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday through a videoconference. The public can watch the meeting by visiting www.cityofwoodward-ok.gov/YouTube, where you’ll be redirected to the live stream.

Woodward County Commissioners have a short agenda for their regularly scheduled meeting Monday. The meeting will again be held in the Civil Defense Room in the basement of the courthouse with limited attendance.

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Woodward Main Street Director Sarah Vaverka visits with Woodward News Ad Rep Alyssa Lee about supporting local businesses while still practicing social distancing.

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Some Questions and Answers with Dr. Jason Ray, M. D., on COVID-19 preparations at AllianceHealth Woodward

The community spirit is visiting Polly Anna’s Cafe.The Woodward High School Class of 1973 has purchased 68 individual meals for the needy since Saturday. Members of the class are still calling in donations to help, according to Polly Anna owner Lance Williams.Not quite knowing how to find ou…

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88, Funeral Services will be held on Sat. April 11, 2020 at the First Christian Church at 1:00P.M. Due to current restrictions on gatherings, the service will be immediate family only. A broadcast is available at https://www.facebook.com/ShawandRedingerFuneralHomes/

Diana Gail (Soden) Fields, 76, of Center, TX, entered eternal peace on Sunday April, 5, 2020, at her daughter's, Patti Hughes, home surrounded by her family. Diana was born October 1, 1943, in Los Angeles, California, to Cecil J. Soden Sr. and Agnes M. Peterson. She graduated from Paramount …

,76, of Center, TX, entered eternal peace on Sunday April 5, 2020, surrounded by family. Interment will be held at Powdrill Cemetery in Shelby County, Texas, with James (Joe) Ross presiding.