(StatePoint) As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, many people are staying in their homes to help prevent the spread of the disease. Feeling lonely from time to time is natural, but this unprecedented time of social distancing could lead to increased loneliness.
Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard medics joined forces in COVID-19 medical response training at the Oklahoma Regional Training Institute April 10 -11. The training was aimed to prepare OKNG medical personnel for potential missions with their civilian counterparts in response to the outbreak of COVID-19 across the state.
The City of Newcastle street department painted stripes on Country Club Road between Highway 130 and Highway 37. The striping job will enhance driver safety.
Since COVID-19 and Social Distancing have become the NEW NORMAL, businesses have had to create new ways to help their customers. This applies to restaurants and grocery stores, but also others in the customer service industry. Business owners Richard and Tamera Holland now assist their customers just outside the front door of their business, Newcastle Tag Agency. Their lobby remains closed, but they are doing a few transactions for service still available. According to the Holland's, tag renewals can be done either online, by mail, by phone, or in person at the door. “In addition to registrations we are still doing title work and notary services. . said. “However, we have discontinued our fax and copy service and driver license renewal at this time to try to limit contact in our office.” The Department of Public Safety has extended the expiration dates of many items, including: Identification Cards, Oklahoma Class D Drivers Licenses, Handicapped Parking Permits, Commercial Learners Permit’s, and Commercial Drivers Licenses.
If you are watching more TV than normal, then you may be seeing ads for FX’s upcoming miniseries called "Mrs. America." The show is about Phyllis Schlafly’s successful lobbying against the Equal Rights Amendment. Knowing that Hollywood struggles with showing the truth and also believing that women’s history is often one of the most misunderstood and misrepresented, I thought I would give a bit about the history before the show airs.