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DEATHS

Bayard Palmer Sudberry III, 75

Born January 28, 1945

Died September 21, 2020

Donnie Ashworth, 68

Born March 13, 1952

Died September 21, 2020

Fred L. Finley, 75

Born July 15, 1945

Died September 20, 2020

Brock Fredrick Ferguson, 66

Born September 19, 1953

Died September 19, 2020

Estelle Randolph, 84

Born April 17, 1936

Died September 17, 2020

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THINGS TO DO

Thursday, September 24

It's No Joke
Girl Scout Sign Up Night
Anger Management Classes
MEET AND GREET DAB SESH!

Friday, September 25

Gooseneck Bend Area Wide Yard Sale
Rockin The Rainbow “Southern Style”
Reunion
Lance Roark & The Drifters @ “Rockin The Rainbow”

Saturday, September 26

Gooseneck Bend Area Wide Yard Sale
Reunion
SEPTEMBER TO REMEMBER POETRY SLAM
Hometown Hope Run
OKIE FEST - Bike & Auto Show - With JASON BOLAND&The Stragglers

Monday, March 23, 2020, 2:50 PM

A post copied from MuskogeeNOW.com and pasted into a comment on Facebook erroneously implied that the first case of coronavirus in Muskogee County originated at My Place West restaurant.

The comment contained more than the story it was quoting; instead, the poster copied the MuskogeeNOW masthead and a text tag representing an ad at the top of the page before it captured the headline about the virus.

When images for advertisements on this site do not load, an “alt” tag displays the name of the business whose ad it is. In this case, it appears the commenter on Facebook copied that name in addition to the links and information at the top of the page before she copied the headline to the story, which was “Muskogee County has first confirmed coronavirus infection.”

The business, My Place West, has received numerous reports that people are assuming the business was the location of the infection because its name appeared above the headline in the copied text.

To be clear, no information about the first infection in the county has been released other than the fact that there was an infection, and it would be impossible for that infection to have been traced to a particular business.

In this time of near-panic over the virus and its effects, it’s imperative that everyone be as accurate as possible when sharing information about this story. Although MuskogeeNOW did not make this error, we felt it important to clarify what the Facebook commentator’s post made unclear.

https://muskogeenow.com/story_images/1584992960.jpg https://muskogeenow.com/facebook-post-erroneously-implies-local-restaurant-had-first-case-of-virus-here