Last Monday, Okeene officially opened their pool for the summer on Memorial Day. With shutdowns happening all over the state thanks to the spread of the coronavirus, many facilities and businesses have been shut down over the past month.
Oklahoma officials are expected to sharply curtail release of information related to the COVID-19 pandemic on Monday, taking down the numbers of infections, deaths and recoveries in nursing homes, ZIP codes, cities and small counties, said a health department source familiar with the decision.
Donald “Red” Krause of Okeene hauled in the first load of wheat for Okeene’s 2020 hard red winter wheat crop. Krause’s load of wheat was the Zenka variety. The load tested 13.7 percent moisture, 11.6 percent protein with a test weight of 63.39 pounds. Harvest is expected to be in full swing by next week. Check out more information about this year’s harvest in our annual harvest special issue in section B of next week’s The Okeene Record.
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently announced details of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s farmers and ranchers impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Here’s what folks are saying about USDA’s efforts to assist farmers and families during the COVID-19 Pandemic:
A bill requiring dyslexia screening for early elementary students not reading on grade level was signed into law by the governor Tuesday.