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Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2

Date posted 24 Sept. '20.


Local Attorney, Perry Hudson, has been appointed to become a Special District Judge in Oklahoma County.  Perry graduated with the last class of the Fairfax High School Red Devils in 1989.  He completed his undergraduate work at St. Gregory’s and Saint Benedict College, where he was student body president and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Mr. Hudson received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 1996.  He began his practice as an attorney for the Indigent Defense System, where he served as a capital defense attorney at both the trial and appellate levels.

In 2014, he was chosen by the OBA to receive one of the most prestigious awards, the Neil E. Bogan Professionalism Award.  Named after a former president of the OBA, the Bogan Award is given to attorneys annually for their professional and ethical morals in the judicial system. 

Perry established the HUDSON LAW OFFICE, PLLC in Pawnee, Oklahoma in 2014, with associate, Joshua Kidd.  In 2017, current associate, Carl Birkhead joined the firm.  With Perry’s appointment to Special Judge, Carl will be assuming ownership of the HUDSON LAW Office, PLLC and the firm will move forward as Birkhead Hudson and Associates, PLLC.  

Perry is the son of Jennings residents, John and Melodie Hudson and the late Mary Beth Hudson.  He and his wife, Ellisa reside in Choctaw, Oklahoma and are the proud parents of 2 boys, Zachary and JJ.  


Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2


Are you a farmer or rancher whose operation has been directly impacted by the coronavirus pandemic? USDA is implementing Coronavirus Food Assistance Program 2 for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19.

USDA’s Farm Service Agency will accept CFAP 2 applications from September 21 through December 11, 2020.  


You can learn more about USDA’s initial Coronavirus Food Assistance Program by visiting farmers.gov/cfap1.

OSU hosts a CFAP 2 Producer Webinar that is scheduled for September 24 at 3:00 PM EDT. Register today!

Rick Clovis

Oklahoma State University Extension Educator

Pawnee/Osage Counties, Ag/4-H

Pawnee Office- 918-762-2735             

Osage Office- 918-287-4170




Oklahoma Business Relief Program

Governor Stitt Announces Two New CARES Act Grant Programs: Business Relief Program, Eviction Mitigation Program
Governor Kevin Stitt today announced two new grant programs to support Oklahomans impacted by the presence of COVID-19. Leveraging CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds (CRF), the State is dedicating $10 million towards an Eviction Mitigation grant program in partnership with local non-profits and is dedicating $100 million to the Oklahoma Business Relief Program in partnership with local financial institutions.

“As Oklahoma begins to re-open businesses, it is critical we help our neighbors who are at risk of losing their homes due to the sudden disruption in our economy,” said Gov. Kevin Stitt. “In a recent review of the pending eviction cases in Tulsa County that are not covered by the CARES Act, 75% of these cases did not have a previous eviction filed. The pandemic has resulted in a number of Oklahomans facing housing instability and food insecurity, and thanks to collaborative ideas from the State Legislature and funding support from our Congressional delegation, we can be confident that Oklahoma will rise stronger as we begin our recovery process.” 

Read more about the two new programs here.



State Covid-19 Opening Information


Here is the link for screening employees guidance



Here is the link for reopening food establishment guidance. It has been updated since yesterday so please share or use the new one. 



Click here for current cases by county: Coronavirus.health.ok.gov

*Please note: When accessing the Dashboard, you will need to click the tab: View Data by County.


Open Up & Recover Safely Plan including specific guidance for businesses to re-open safely with guidelines provided by Oklahoma Department of Commerce, link here: https://www.okcommerce.gov/covid19/

Please note: Additional restrictions and guidance may apply in your local municipalities.


🚨Please remember that the Creek County Health Department provides free curbside COVID-19 Testing- By Appointment Only!

✔️This is vital information to pass on to your communities as we begin to implement the Open Up and Recover Safely Plan in upcoming weeks.

🚨CDC also recommends the public to:

1️⃣ stay at home,

2️⃣ practice social distancing,

3️⃣ practice handwashing and personal health hygiene,

4️⃣ wear a cloth face covering when out in public or at work,

5️⃣ individuals who are sick should self-isolate from the public and other household members for 14 days.

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