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3 miles of Broadway restoration nears completion
Work to restore 3 miles of Broadway from Waterloo to Simpson was near completion Friday, said Mark Sharpton, District 1 county commissioner. Atlas Paving Company began the process of resurfacing the road this week.
“Another improvement on the roadway will be the application of new safety striping,” Sharpton said.
A recent bid letting by the Oklahoma Department of Transportation resulted in Action Supply being the lowest bidder at $27,752.30. The bid will be awarded June 3, Sharpton said.
Potential ‘significant’ severe weather in Edmond forecast
Significant severe weather capable of producing very large hail and tornadoes will be possible Sunday and Monday in the Edmond area.
Due to the potential for severe weather, first pitch for Sunday’s Battle of the Brave baseball game benefiting the family of Edmond Fire Capt. John Werhun will be a half hour earlier than scheduled — at 1 p.m. — on the Memorial High School baseball field. The field is located just south of Central Middle School on Rankin Street. Admission for all ages is free.
Gasoline prices spike across Oklahoma
If you filled up your car this past week you probably noticed a significant increase in the price per gallon.
Historically, prices at the pump rises during the run up to the Memorial Day (May 27) holiday weekend and the summer travel season. This time, it was more sudden, an average 20 cent per gallon increase in a week, according to the auto club AAA.
Police: Man passes out in stolen vehicle
A man allegedly high on meth was found passed out in a vehicle parked in northwest Edmond, police said.
Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Myers said just after 8 a.m. Wednesday a deputy was driving in the 7600 block of Northwest 234th St. in Edmond when he noticed a white Dodge pickup parked on the side of the road.
Kindergartners say they are ‘Ready for first grade’
As more than 1,600 Edmond Public School kindergartners await their graduation to first grade they have mixed feelings, much like their senior counterparts graduating this month.
“My graduating kindergartners told me they were scared, proud, happy and nervous,” said Karen McBride, one of six Centennial kindergarten teachers. “After we looked at our slide show yesterday, two of my boys came up to me and said the slide show made them want to cry.”
EPD, OBN respond to meth lab discovery
Members of the Edmond Police Department and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics cleaned up a disposed meth lab in northeast Edmond.
At about 1:24 p.m. today dispatchers received a call from Edmond street department works about the discovery, which occurred along Coffee Creek Road, just east of the I-35 bridge.
Police spokeswoman Jenny Monroe said components of the lab included a 2- or 3-liter soda bottle, which was found in a wooded area along the street. Edmond hazmat personnel responded and worked with an EPD narcotics detective to dismantle the lab, Monroe said.
New law allows counties to use state purchasing system
Gov. Mary Fallin signed a bill this week that allows counties to participate in the state purchasing program.
County purchasing officers will be able to make transactions through the state purchase card program (P-Card), according to House Bill 1987 by state Rep. David Brumbaugh, R-Broken Arrow.
“I think that will make a lot of purchases by county government a lot more efficient,” said Mark Sharpton, Logan County commissioner.
Covell to I-35 widening progressing
The city’s Covell widening project from the Fairfax Office Park to Interstate 35 is progressing, said Larry Stevens, city manager.
“The design engineer for this project is waiting to receive the final roadway plans from the engineer from the Covell and I-35 Development Group,” Stevens said at this week’s City Council meeting. “When those are received, we can proceed with the roadway drainage plans and get those completed.”
Best of Books observes 94th annual Children’s Book Week
Internationally renowned Choctaw storyteller and author Tim Tingle will perform and sign copies of his new children’s novel, “How I Became A Ghost,” a story about the Choctaw Trail of Tears told by a young boy, Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at Best of Books, 1313 E. Danforth Road, Kickingbird Square.
Children will take home free Children’s Book Week posters and totes. This year’s poster artist is Brian Selznick, the 2008 Caldecott Medal winner for The Invention of Hugo Cabret. And children also will get one of the first peeks in the country at Tingle’s new book for children.
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