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PPP2 Changes Explained by Paul Hood

Jan 12, 2021

Congress revived the PPP as part of the $900 billion COVID-19 relief bill that was signed into law on Dec. 27. The program provided $525 billion in forgivable loans over five months before it stopped accepting applications in August. The Economic Aid Act rebooted PPP (or PPP2, as some call it) wi ... read more »

Bartlesville Daybreak Rotary Sets Records for 2020 Fantasyland of Lights

Jan 11, 2021

The traffic was, at times, bumper-to-bumper, for the Daybreak Rotary's 2020 Fantasyland of Lights as records for attendence and donations were smashed.   Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION on Monday, Rotarians  Bill Riley and Pam Crawford took to the airwaves to sincerly than ... read more »

Car Crashes Into Electric Pole in Bartlesville

Jan 11, 2021

A car backed into an electric pole at 9th Street and Oak Avenue in Bartlesville on Monday night, causing the pole to break. Bartlesville Police Captain Jay Hastings said no injuries occurred in the accident. He said the Bartlesville Fire Department was on scene and made contact with the Publi ... read more »

DPS Transfers Activity Funds, More on Monday Evening

Jan 11, 2021

The Dewey Public Schools Board of Education approved a request for the Teacher & Leader Effectiveness (TLE) Qualitative Evaluation waiver for the current school year when they met on Monday evening. Superintendent Vince Vincent said this does not mean that Dewey Public School will not be ... read more »

Getting the Second Dose of the COVID-19 Vaccine, More

Jan 11, 2021

Local County Health Departments have been receiving a vast amount of questions and phone calls about how individuals can schedule an appointment for their secondary COVID-19 vaccine. When you get your first dose of vaccine, the Oklahoma State Department of Health says you will receive a vacci ... read more »

Washington County Extends Mask Mandate for Courthouse

Jan 11, 2021

A resolution to extend a mask mandate that requires masks to be worn in the Washington County Courthouse was approved by the Washington County Commissioners on Monday morning. District Judge Linda Thomas, District Attorney Kevin Buchanan, Assistant DA Will Drake, and Court Clerk Jill Spitzer ... read more »

WCSO Warns of Ongoing Scam Calls in Copan

Jan 11, 2021

Copan Town Hall informed the Washington County Sheriff’s Office (WCSO) of an ongoing scam, via telephone, to residents in Copan on Monday. The WCSO in a press release said that the caller is soliciting information regarding the town's electric service, saying it is a survey. Copan i ... read more »

Use-of-Force Simulation Training is Coming to the Area

Jan 11, 2021

The Bartlesville Police Department and Tri County Tech are bringing Use-of-Force Simulation Training to local law enforcement. In today's politically charged climate, police use-of-force training must go beyond increasing reflexes, enhancing muscle memory, and keeping skills sharp. Law en ... read more »

Datascout to Help With Mapping in Osage County

Jan 11, 2021

Datascout LLC provides mapping and geo-spatial services to counties across the State of Oklahoma. The Board of Osage County Commissioners signed a contract at Monday’s meeting, which will allow for them to do this. Assessor Ed Quinton Jr. says that will be a load off his shoulders. The ... read more »

Chamber to Host Women in Business Event on Wednesday

Jan 11, 2021

The Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce will host another Women in Business event on Wednesday, Jan. 13th, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Hillcrest Country Club. April Sailsbury will be the speaker and the topic is titled, “It Is What It Is?” The Chamber is undertak ... read more »

Miller EMS Receiving Financial Help From Osage County

Jan 11, 2021

Jeremy McLemore with Miller EMS gave a report at Monday’s Board of Osage County Commissioners meeting and said they have been staying busy. Throughout the month of December, McLemore said they received 31 phone calls and transported 22 patients to the hospital. District one commissioner ... read more »

Commissioners Approve Air Purification System

Jan 11, 2021

Beginning in September, the Board of Osage County Commissioners began looking for companies to come in and put air purification systems throughout county-owned buildings. This is in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19. At Monday’s meeting, district one commissioner Randall Jones said t ... read more »

Bartlesville City Matters on COMMUNITY CONNECTION

Jan 11, 2021

City Manager Mike Bailey with City Engineer Mich Siemers and Public Works Director Keith Henry appeared on COMMUNITY CONNECTION.   The men shared fond memories of the late Municpal Judge James Canatser and provided updates on city business.   Bailey talked about the upti ... read more »

Monday COVID-19 Update

Jan 11, 2021

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is 3,885 new COVID-19 cases in Monday’s situation update. 14 new deaths are being reported across the state. Per the last report 1,926 Oklahomans are currently in the hospital due to the Coronavirus. Washington County is reporting 448 active cases ... read more »

Tindle, Others Sign Petition Over US Capitol Insurrection

Jan 09, 2021

A group of concerned citizens from Washington, Osage, and northern Tulsa County have signed on to a petition to the area's elected officials regarding the insurrection at the United States Capitol building that occurred this past week on Wednesday, Jan. 6th, 2021. Ms. Emilie Tindle said i ... read more »