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OKLAHOMA HEALTH SYSTEMS JOIN NATIONAL HEALTH SYSTEMS IN URGING AMERICANS TO MASK UP

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      OKLAHOMA CITY -- OU Health, Mercy and SSM Health St. Anthony are teaming up with 100 of the nation’s top hospitals and healthcare systems to deliver an urgent plea for all Americans: Mask up, because wearing a facemask is the best chance at slowing the surging COVID-19 pandemic. 

Mercy Begins Electronic Push for Plasma Donation

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OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 20, 2020) – With a rise in COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, Mercy is proactively reaching out to patients to ask them to consider becoming plasma donors.

 

According to the Food and Drug Administration, the liquid portion of blood from recovered COVID-19 patients, called convalescent plasma, may contain antibodies. These antibodies may help others as they’re fighting the virus.

 

Mercy Makes Changes to Visitation Policy at Oklahoma City Campuses

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OKLAHOMA CITY (Nov. 18, 2020) – Mercy is once again changing its visitor policy at the hospital campus in Oklahoma City and Mercy Clinic locations across the state. Oklahoma is experiencing a dramatic increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitals across the state are at maximum capacity.

 

As a result of these concerning trends, visitors will be limited to protect patients and co-workers.

 

Sen. Inhofe Op-Ed: National Adoption Month: Angels in Adoption through the Years

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Those who know me know how important the blessing of adoption is to me. During National Adoption Month, I’d like to take the time to acknowledge some of the wonderful families involved in adoption with whom I have crossed paths over the years. Each year, members of Congress can nominate a deserving individual or family from their state to receive an Angels in Adoption ® award.

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Sue Perry

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Sue Perry, of Guthrie, Oklahoma, passed away on November 7th in Grapevine, Texas. She will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was born June 28th, 1932 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma to Alice and Cecil Crooks. Sue attended Oklahoma State University for two years and was a Business major and was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority and later a member of PiPhi Alumnae Clubs in Amarillo and Dallas. In 1993, Sue married Donald Neuner and they owned, bred, and sold ostriches. Sue loved animals and would often rescue dogs. For as much, as Sue loved animals and Oklahoma State. Her greatest passions were traveling and her love for her family. Sue would take her grandchildren on an adventure every summer. She would also travel with her mother for more than 10 years until her Mother was no longer physically able to. Sue was a member of First Christian Church and would often donate to many charities that were close to her heart. Sue is survived by her daughter Melodie Adlof of Hurst, Texas; her brother Charles Crooks and Angie Crooks from Stillwater, Oklahoma; her three grandchildren Brandon Roberts, Blake Roberts, and Jarrett Adlof; and nephew Chuck Crooks in Cushing Oklahoma; niece Kelly Connelly in Stillwater Oklahoma, and 6 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Mother and Father Alice and Cecil Crooks as well as her late husband Donald Neuner, and her two sons. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The First Christian Church Memorial Fund in Guthrie Oklahoma. Donations can be submitted online at www.fccguthrie. org and click “give online.”
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M-O FFA Receives Grant Money Used to Advance Education

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Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics have always been a strength of the Agriculture industry. Now, with the help of two large grants, M-O FFA takes the education of the next generation of agriculturalists to the next level. Starting last spring, M-O FFA advisor, Ms. Tonya Middleton, started preparing grant applications and we are proud to announce that our chapter has been awarded two grants to further our agricultural studies.