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Tips for Cleaning Homes Following COVID-19 Diagnosis

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Keeping a home clean is important anytime, but cleaning and disinfecting following a COVID-19 diagnosis helps reduce risk to others. For many people, it’s second nature to dust furniture, vacuum the carpet and wipe down surfaces during normal household chores, said Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Extension housing and consumer specialist.

Creek Commission says county facilities will honor mask mandate

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The Creek County Commissioners Monday approved the boundaries and the name of 231st Drive Rural Road Improvement District as petitioned, and date to be set at a later date with separate resolution. Assistant District Attorney Andrew Goforth, laid out the process of the creation of RRID and the 75-day notice to call for an election.

Cimarron Valley Bulletin Board

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Cushing, Drumright, Yale, Agra, Mannford, Oilton, Olive, Ripley… If your school, church, club, sports team, association, organization or non-profit group is holding an event, fundraiser, or even just a regular meeting, let us know so we can let everyone else know. Submit bulletin board items for consideration to: news@drumrightgusher.com or publisher@cushingcitizen.com. Include all the who, what, where and when information you’ve got — we’ll get it in.

Christmas in the Park

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Hunter Lewis and her daughter Ella were the winners of the Super Colossal Christmas Stocking provided by Simple Simon’s Pizza, during the Oilton Chamber of Commerce Christmas Celebration Sunday. The Oilton Chamber of Commerce gave out two Radio Flyer tricycles, two tablets, two bicycles and gift cards to JB’s Market. The Oilton Christmas tree was lit at 6 p.m.

Drumright convict gets 19 years

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A Drumright man with a history of violent crime convictions could spend as many as 19 years in prison after violating the terms of his probation. David Lee Higgins, jr., 40, of Drumright, appeared before Judge Stephen Kistler last week, who revoked Higgins’ probation and instead handed down two concurrent 19-year sentences.

County buys air scrubbers for courthouse

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By Van Mitchell The Creek County Commissioners approved the purchase of 50 air scrubbers for the Creek County courthouse complex buildings, county jail, juvenile justice center and the Creek County Election Board. The Commissioners selected Hudson Plumbing to provide the scrubbers at a cost of $36,250.00 and will be paid for from CARES Act funding.

COVID-19 Update

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According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health as of Monday, Nov. 23, there are 8,051,417 active cases of COVID-19 in the United States. Since testing began, there have been 13,383,320 total cases, 5,065,030 of those have recovered and 266,873 deaths have been attributed to the virus.

ENERGY WATCH

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Crude oil inventories at the hub in Cushing are approaching the high levels seen in April when limited storage capacity amid crashing demand contributed to WTI’s plunge into negative territory. Commercial stocks at Cushing rose to 61.6 million barrels in the week to November 13, according to the latest data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) — up from 60.4 million barrels at the hub at the end of the previous week, and a 39.3-percent jump compared to the same week in 2019 when inventories stood at 44.2 million barrels.

Parker Ramsey Inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

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BATON ROUGE, LA (11/17/2020)-- Parker Ramsey of Drumright, Oklahoma, was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Ramsey was initiated at Oklahoma State University.

UPC Cushing Adds Three New Physicians

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Kevin Dare, D.O.; Blake Anderson, M.D.; and Jason Joice, M.D., have joined Utica Park Clinic in Cushing. Dare is board certified in general surgery and has practiced in Oklahoma since 2011.