OSU-Oklahoma City’s Farmers’ Market, 400 N. Portland Ave. will celebrate autumn with its second annual Fall Harvest Celebration from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join us for story-telling and the musical talent of Reid Miller, who will perform throughout the celebration, free horse-drawn carriage rides and a pumpkin-carving contest. For more information, visit www.osuokc.edu/farmersmarket or call 945-3358.
Storybook Forest for children ten-years-old and younger will be open through Oct. 31 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Arcadia Lake’s Spring Creek Park. It includes a tree-lined trail for children to walk where they collect treats and visit scenes from classic stories and rhymes, including the Three Little Pigs and the Little Old Lady Who Lived in a Shoe. Admission is $5. For more information, call 216-7471.
A major traveling exhibit is set to make its debut at Science Museum Oklahoma, its only scheduled venue west of the Mississippi River. “SHIPWRECK! Pirates & Treasure” reveals the science of deep-ocean shipwreck exploration and the magnificent treasures and historical artifacts recovered from the ocean floor.
Fall Family Fun Night will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Festival Market Place. Enjoy apple cider, hot chocolate, spooky arts and crafts, pumpkin decorating and games. Come dressed in your favorite costume. Register for the pumpkin carving contest by 4:45 p.m. Contest begins at 5 p.m. and is limited to the first 30 participants. For more information, visit www.edmondok.com.
Aunt Bill’s candy will be featured at the annual Mayflower Congregational Church Fall Bazaar, 3901 N.W. 63rd from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Baked goods, other homemade food items, casseroles, holiday items including exquisite Christmas stockings, attic treasures, and pre-read books, CDs and tapes will be available. Lunch will be served for $6 from 11 a.m. For more information, call the church at 842 -8897.
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Central community learns about water conservation
Edmond residents know about rain that falls from their roofs after a storm. Some may not know what kind of important role it plays in the nation’s water supply.
Tim Tillman, the University of Central Oklahoma’s sustainability coordinator, said UCO has a tradition of innovation in sustainable practices. Tillman said Earth Day, first brought to the campus more than 20 years ago, began that tradition.
During Tuesday’s Earth Day Fair, Jason Summers, a Coca-Cola account manager for on-premise sales, was giving away rain barrels and educating members of the Central Oklahoma community about the benefits of rain barrels.
Energy secretary touts CNG fleet conversion
Oklahoma Secretary of Energy and Environment Michael Teague said the state is leading the way in converting its fleet of vehicles to run on compressed natural gas.
And, he adds, the state is working to get federal officials engaged in moving its fleet of vehicles in Oklahoma to use CNG.
Teague made those statements Tuesday during a visit to Champion CNG, 13915 N. Harvey Ave. in Edmond. The visit also coincided with Earth Day.
3 Senate candidates say no to Sharia law
Whether to deport non-citizen Muslim men in the U.S. who believe violence is justified by Sharia law was a question asked to three of the seven Republicans running for the U.S. Senate.
The Oklahoma Conservative Political Action Committee hosted a debate recently in Oklahoma City. The office is being vacated by retiring U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn.
Congressman James Lankford said Great Britain has experimented with allowing certain pockets of their nation to function under Sharia law.
Local forecast includes multiple severe weather days
Severe thunderstorms will be possible in the area Wednesday and during the weekend.
The National Weather Service says severe storms are expected to develop near a dryline across western Oklahoma down into Texas late Wednesday afternoon. Primary concerns will be very large hail and damaging wind gusts.
During the evening and overnight hours, the storms are expected to form a squall line and move east into central portions of the state. As this occurs, the main threat will become damaging straight-line winds.
Authorities make 8th arrest in Logan Co. homicide
Authorities have arrested an eighth suspect in a homicide which involved the discovery of a badly burned body along a Logan County road.
On Jan. 31, firefighters were dispatched to a grass fire in a rural area located south of State Highway 33 between Langston and Guthrie, Logan County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Richard Stephens stated in a previous report. While extinguishing the fire, firefighters discovered a badly burned male body, Stephens said.
Citizens Caring for Children to participate in 1-mile walk
Citizens Caring for Children will join thousands of Oklahomans on Saturday for the fourth annual Walk a Mile in My Shoes foster care awareness walk. The 1-mile walk will take place at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark, 2 S. Mickey Mantle Drive, Oklahoma City, from 9-11 a.m.
Police report home burglary outbreak in Edmond
Police said they are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect linked to a string of residential burglaries with common occurrences.
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NOTE: Email email@example.com to have your name entered into a drawing for “The Noisy Paint Box.” Deadline is 10 a.m. April 28. Winner will be notified by return email. Winner is responsible for picking up the book at The Edmond Sun at 123 S. Broadway. All entrants must be 18 or older to win.
UCO Cheer, Pom finish big at Nationals
The University of Central Oklahoma’s cheer and pom squads traveled to Daytona Beach, Fla., April 10-12 for the National Cheerleaders Association and National Dance Alliance College Nationals, bringing home second place trophies in All-Girl Cheer, Dance Hip Hop and Dance Team Division II, and fourth place in Coed Intermediate Cheer.
UCO presents Missouri poet laureate for reading
The University of Central Oklahoma’s College of Liberal Arts will host a poetry reading from William Trowbridge, poet laureate for Missouri, 7:30 p.m. April 29 in Pegasus Theater in the Liberal Arts building on Central’s campus.
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