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Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival Canceled

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The Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival has been cancelled for 2020. Tom Webb notified the Guthrie News Leader on Wednesday afternoon that the board met and with regret unanimously voted to cancel this year’s event.

“There were several factors including the health and safety of the attendees. We had to be able to assure attendees that it would be safe to pull the event off without inordinate danger to the visitors,” said Webb.

Webb also indicating getting insurance to cover the event was becoming an issue because of the pandemic.

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Traffic Advisory - SH-33 narrows, shifts at N. Drexel St. in Guthrie through July

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Eastbound and westbound SH-33/Noble Ave. will be intermittently narrowed and lanes shifted with flaggers on site between N. Drexel St. and N. Second St. in Guthrie through 6 p.m. Monday and continuing from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through July for resurfacing work. Motorists should expect delays and congestion in the work zone and also expect intermittent side street and driveway closures as work progresses.

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OESC paid $2.1B in benefits since March

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Over 3,000 Oklahomans served at in-person, socially distanced claims events in Midwest City

OKLAHOMA CITY — Since March, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) has paid out over $2.1 billion in unemployment benefits. Over the last week, OESC has been working to serve Oklahomans at the Reed Event Center in Midwest City. At in-person, socially distanced events on July 1-2 and July 6-9, OESC has helped more than 3,000 Oklahomans to receive their unemployment benefits.

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Importance of Community During Covid-19

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Loneliness, isolation, social distancing. Our lives have been disrupted in ways we could not have imagined. While we know that now is not the time to leave the country or relax our commitment to social distancing, now is the time to think about our lives after the pandemic ends. What will we have learned? It is important to try to learn what the experience has taught us about ourselves and the world in which we live. We have an opportunity to find meaning and purpose amid our suffering. In fact, experiencing hard times shines a light on the things that truly matter. The things that give us purpose. It helps us to realize the things we are spending too much money, time or energy on and those things often can get in the way of our happiness and meaning.
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CASA of Oklahoma County Declares June 10th “Family Game Night”

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, July 6, 2020 (CASA of Oklahoma County) – CASA of Oklahoma County has declared July 10th as Family Game Night for Oklahoma County. As Oklahoma City imposes revised restrictions to protect public health, CASA staff wanted to help raise community morale with some fun and games that can be played at social distance or in quarantine. The idea was inspired by CASA’s annual fundraiser, Game On with CASA, which features a multitude of fun minute-to-win-it style games. CASA’s next Game On will be held May 25th, 2021, having been cancelled this year due to the pandemic.