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2020 Festival of Lights

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The 2020 Festival of Lights opened the gates on Wednesday evening at Lake Ponca- Park. This year was a little bit different than usual. Visitors stayed in their cars and drove through the park to enjoy the lights. Children were greeted on either side of the car by Santa and Mrs. Claus who handed out gloves and snacks.
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End of term draws near as relief remains uncertain and government divided

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Oklahoma’s House members are working during Congress’ lame duck session to help constituents with two different federal programs that could release billions of dollars in aid. The four Republican members of the delegation are calling for the release of $138 billion appropriated for the Paycheck Protection Program that brought millions back to work after they were laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The future of the cinema…drive-ins?

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The AMC Classic in Ponca City has closed its door and it is far from the first or even the only theater likely to do so in the face of COVID-19. Large gatherings of people only serve to act as super spreader events for the highly contagious virus and many industries have had to adapt to ensure the health and safety of their patrons.
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The Spider-Man of Japan

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I’m on a Spider-Man kick. The ole Webhead has had a litany of alternate versions and interpretations, from Spider-Man Noir, a hardboiled 1920’s pulp hero, to Spider-Ham, an anthropomorphic cartoon pig to Spiders-Man, a cluster of spiders that exist as a hive mind believing themselves to be Peter Parker (aren’t comics fun!) But today we look at a 1978 live action Spider-Man show from Japan.
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Unemployment claims decline for the 21st consecutive week

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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) reports a continued decline in the initial and continued unemployment claims with the continued claims four-week moving average down for the 21st consecutive week. Since last week, continued claims saw a 25% decrease and fell below 50,000 for the first time since the pandemic began.