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Letter to the public from JCMH

Jackson County Memorial Hospital has spent the last number of months in preparation for the protection of our patients and staff in the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation. This preparation has … more

Legislature learns of cuts in state funding

Session is moving forward. On Monday afternoon, the State Board of Equalization verified the nearly $417 million revenue shortfall for the current fiscal year, which ends June 30. Originally, we … more

Newsletter forVeterans and active military

VA is texting health care updatess: VA is sending text messages to its 7+ million Veterans enrolled in VA health care. The texts deliver VA’s latest information, resources and guidance. … more

CARES Act offers help for investors, small businesses

As we go through the coronavirus crisis, we are all, first and foremost, concerned about the health of our loved ones and communities. But the economic implications of the virus have also weighed … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Outside pharmacy pick-up: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System is mailing all non-emergent medications to Veterans. For emergency medications, the Jack C. … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Full Military Honors Act: Any current or retired military members, except those who were dishonorably discharged, are eligible for a military funeral. The highest level of funeral is called … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Coronavirus (COVID-19): With the virus spreading rapidly, the Department of Veteran Affairs is screening all people entering either the hospital or the clinics. If you do not have an appointment … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Agent Orange stateside use: At https://bit.ly/2URmHKH can be found a new list of military locations where Agent Orange and other herbicides were used and stored in the U.S. It provides far more … more

Will your money last as long as you do?

What do your fellow citizens fear most? Almost half of them – 49 percent – are most afraid of running out of money during retirement, a higher percentage than the 44 percent whose chief … more

Weak state, nation economies affects state budget

We are into the second month of session and approaching another deadline. This is the last week to hear Senate bills in our chamber. Next week, we will return to our committees to begin work on House … more

Altus—it’s time to count

Altus—It’s Time to Count! Altus citizens work hard to make Altus a thriving community. We want Altus to COUNT—count for Altus Air Force Base, count for our children’s … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Legislation Bipartisan Bill Introduced for equal hazard page On Feb. 14, 2020, Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) joined Congressman Andy Kim (NJ-03), Congressman Trent Kelly (MS-01), Congressman Tim … more

Avoid these estate-planning mistakes

You save and invest to meet a variety of goals during your lifetime: college for your children, long vacations, a comfortable retirement, and so on. But you probably also want to leave something … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active duty personnel

VA sexual trauma claims: For nearly two years, about one in five veteran military sexual trauma claims were wrongfully denied or improperly handled by the Department of Veterans Affairs, officials … more

Can you improve your relationship with money?

In your life, you will have all sorts of relationships – with your family, your friends, your co-workers and even with civic groups and charitable organizations you support. But have you ever … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active duty military

Troops get big pay raise in 2021 budget: The proposed military pay raise for fiscal 2021 in the Defense Department’s budget request, released Monday, is 3 percent, the second-highest pay … more

Sen. Howard offers thoughts of opening session

We kicked off session Monday morning, Feb. 3, before convening in joint session for Gov. Stitt’s State of the State Address. I hope you were able to watch or listen. I’m excited to … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Veterans must remain vigilant online: Veterans are twice as likely as non-Veterans to be targets of online scams. The internet is a powerful tool for Veterans. It allows them to keep up with … more

Newsletter for Veterans and active military

Vouchers for veterans unused last year: Excerpts from an article by Leo Shane Lawmakers want to know why thousands of housing vouchers for destitute veterans are going unused each year despite … more

Protect your business with key person insurance

If you have a family, you understand the importance of life insurance when it comes to protecting your loved ones. Businesses need similar protection, especially when they rely on one or two … more
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