Donations needed at red kettles in Fannin County
Posted: 7:30 AM - BONHAM,TX---Red kettle donations across Texoma could have a big impact on the Salvation Army in Fannin County.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The 2012 flu season in Oklahoma is ending with fewer than half the number of confirmed cases as in 2011 and nearly two-thirds fewer deaths.
State health officials say the reason for the declines is difficult to pin down.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 316 hospitalizations and nine deaths due to the flu in 2012. There were 872 hospitalizations and 26 deaths a year ago.
State epidemiologist Dr. Kristy Bradley says likely reasons for the decline include that the three strains found in the state this year have been seen dating back to 2009. Bradley says those who received flu shots or who contracted those strains of the flu would have immunity from this year's viruses.
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Posted: 12/02/2013 - DURANT, Okla., Dec. 2, 2013 – Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Okla., a AAA Four Diamond resort and entertainment destination, is welcoming Captain Sig and Edgar Hansen from the Deadliest Catch on Friday, Dec. 6 from 7-10 p.m. at Gilley’s. The event is free to the public.
Posted: 12/02/2013 - Four local people recently completed at least 34 hours of training and 2 hours of courtroom observation in order to become volunteer advocates for children in foster care. The Honorable Judge Lauri Blake administered an oath to the new CASA volunteers in the 336th District Court after training was complete. New child advocates include Priti KC, Mary Norris, Dave Gehalo and Chantal Carey.