DEATHS

Terry G. Rolland, 62

Born April 9, 1957

Died October 18, 2019

Emma Lee Bankhead, 86

Born April 14, 1933

Died October 17, 2019

Dorothy C. White, 90

Born December 8, 1928

Died October 16, 2019

Kenneth Kyle Pierce "KK", 54

Born May 1, 1965

Died October 16, 2019

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THINGS TO DO

Friday, October 18

Tai Chi for Better Balance
5th Annual Video Game Tournament
Halloween Dinner
Muskogee: Learn How to Start & Run a House Buying Business (No $ or Credit)
DNOW 2019
Coffee with CASA
Ahna Jennings
Papilion Pumpkin Celebration
Honor Heights Park Fall Night Hike

Saturday, October 19

Muskogee: Learn How to Start & Run a House Buying Business (No $ or Credit)
DNOW 2019
The Shakos/ Blackout/ Couch Naps/ and Esc Ctrl @The Rainbow
2019 Frightseeing Ft. Gibson BUS tour SOLD OUT
Household Pollutants Collection
Haunted History Tours
Family Fall Festival
Shayla Coplen
Food Pantry and Free Clothing!
AFGE Presents Coco

Sunday, October 20

New Christian Life Study
New Young Couples' Class Bible Study
Paint & Sip
Deacons and Widow Dinner

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 8:01 AM

State Rep. Avery Frix (R-Muskogee) recently sent a letter to the Department of Human Services asking the agency to place cameras in each of its licensed daycare facilities.

“This is for the safety and welfare of the children placed in the care of these facilities,” Frix said. “This also will give parents the ability to check on their children throughout the day, giving them peace of mind and added comfort that their children are being cared for appropriately.”

Currently, child daycare operators can place cameras in their childcare rooms, but they are not required to do so by DHS, which licenses the facilities. Frix said he’s been approached by several constituents asking for this to be made a requirement. He said he would prefer this be handled through the administrative rule process at DHS, which – when approved by the Legislature – would have the effect of law.

Frix said daycare owners and staff also could benefit from the use of cameras should their care be called into question. DHS also could benefit, he said, as the camera footage could be used to help licensing staff who are required to regularly visit daycares to monitor care.

According to DHS, Oklahoma has 3,728 licensed child care programs, including day camps, drop-in programs, child care centers and before- and after-school programs.

“At the end of the day, the safety of the children in the state’s care is the most important factor,” Frix said.

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