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April 10, 2019

A new law went into effect last week allowing for court-appointed volunteers to serve as guardians for disabled veterans in managing their finances. Senate Bill 931, which creates the Veterans Volunteer Guardianship Act, was signed by Gov. Kevin Stitt. The bill was authored by state Sen. Paul Rosino, and allows for volunteer guardians to be appointed by Oklahoma courts to represent veterans who are incapacitated or partially incapacitated to act as fiduciaries for their financial affairs.

 

 The woman accused of vandalizing multiple Norman and Oklahoma City locations with racist and anti-Semitic graffiti was formally charged in county court Monday. Allison Christine Johnson, faces a felony count of malicious injury to property over $1,000, three misdemeanor counts of malicious injury to property under $1,000, and a fifth count of malicious intimidation or harassment. A hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. April 30 where Johnson can either schedule or waive a preliminary hearing, at which she would enter a plea.

 

The deadline to register to vote in the upcoming May 14 Covington special election is April 19, according to a press release from Garfield County Election Board. Anyone not registered may become registered by filling out an Oklahoma voter registration application form, and mailing the form to Garfield County Election Board office, the release said. Applications are available at the election board. They also are available at most post offices, tag agencies and public libraries in the county, the release said.

 

Community Develop Support Association received $10,000 in financial support Friday from Enel Green Power North America to boost the organization's home weatherization program. EGP, owner and operator of the Chisholm View I and II wind farms in Grant and Garfield counties, presented the donation to CDSA Executive Director Cheri Ezzell and CDSA board members during a brief ceremony Friday morning.

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