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Preregistration available for Chickasaw Nation COVID-19 testing centers

Currently Pontotoc County and Hughes County has 37 active cases of COVID. It is very important that if you feel you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone with symptoms that you get tested. If caught early and medicated there is a very good chance of a milder case and quicker recovery.

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The Day That Shook the Earth August 6th, 1945

The Trinity nuclear test brought peace in 1945 and proliferation in decades to follow.

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Addison Prentice

Addison Prentice, shortstop for the Allen Junior high team, at bat.

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One Pharmacist’s View

Last week I shared a little bit of my life’s scary experiences about my trips to dentists. I have, as a result built up a wary attitude towards these guys. But, to give into necessity I did go on and keep my appointment last week. Not sure it was a good idea but nevertheless—I went.

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A wetter than average summer has been good for area gardeners. Raylynn and Jack Melton have been kept busy harvesting and selling extra produce. Look for them at their house on the highway next to the Allen Vet Clinic.

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Local Sales Tax Receipts are up

The July distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission primarily represents local tax receipts from May business. Companies that remit more than $2,500 monthly in sales tax receipts are required to file and pay electronically. The monies they reported this period represent sales from May 16 to 31 and estimated sales from June 1 to June 15 .

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Shop Tax Free This Weekend

The annual tax-free shopping weekend begins tomorrow, Friday, August 7 , and runs through Sunday, the 9 . Oklahoma parents should be preparing their shopping lists to make sure they get everything their child needs for the new school year. But if you don’t have a child in school you can still cash in on the deals.

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