Charles Betzler

Mail-in voting is safe and secure. Here’s how to do it

September 24, 2020

The modern political climate has led to a large amount of confusion regarding “mail-in voting” for this election. County election officials maintain that the process is safe and reliable. In fact, voting fraud in general is not even close to being an issue in the United States.

CDC reverses recent COVID-19 testing recommendations

September 23, 2020

The CDC now advises that close contacts of people with COVID-19 should be tested, even if they are exhibiting no symptoms.

Disorganized immune response may be responsible for disparity in severity of COVID-19

September 22, 2020

This response may explain why COVID-19 strikes some people hard, especially the elderly.

Warehouse Market Becomes Price Mart Discount Foods

September 21, 2020

The store has new lighting, new coolers and freezers, new shelving, and a completely different store layout. The store also has a new name, Price Mart Discount Foods.

A new Series: Do You Remember The Sixties?

September 8, 2020

It’s been said that “if you remember the sixties, you weren’t really there.” I must respectfully disagree. Introducing a new series about a decade that no one in our country should every forget about.

health workers wearing face mask

Masks are shown to reduce the severity of COVID-19 when contracted

September 8, 2020

Recent studies have shown that even if the mask does not block all the COVID-19 particles, the wearer has a dramatically decreased chance of becoming severely ill.

selective focus photography of a mailbox

From the American Revolution to now: the history of the Post Office

September 3, 2020

Historians say the advent of the Post Office led to increase economic growth because more of us learned to read. But how did it get started? And how did it get to the state it’s in today?

Abbott introduces an inexpensive, accurate 15-minute COVID-19 test

September 3, 2020

This simple, inexpensive, accurate test will help to eliminate testing delays. Unlike other COVID-19 diagnostics, it requires no special equipment.

Explaining the restructuring of the fishing permit fees for Sahoma and Pretty Water Lakes

September 3, 2020

Three separate permits will no longer be required to fish at Lake Sahoma and Pretty Water Lake.

OU launches COVID-19 Dashboard, plus other COVID-19 updates

September 3, 2020

Data on community members in isolation housing, the reason for isolation, the percent of positive tests, and Cleveland County, Norman and statewide data will all be accessible on the dashboard.