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Bike to Work Day set for Friday
The City of Edmond encourage residents to participate in Bike to Work Day this Friday.
“For more than a century, the bicycle has been an important part of the lives of most Americans,” said Charles Lamb, mayor.
Bicycle to Work Day is a time for motorists and cyclists to recognize bicycle safety, Lamb said. Fitness and recreation are exemplified by riding a bike. Bicycling is an environmentally friendly form of transportation, he added.
Firefighters subdue blaze in northeast Edmond
Edmond firefighters made quick work of a grass fire that caused the closure of Sooner Road just south of Danforth Road on Tuesday.
UCO summer science program seeks applicants
Incoming freshmen and transfer students at the University of Central Oklahoma who plan to major in science-, technology-, engineering- or math-related fields can get ahead in their studies this July while also earning stipends to assist their education.
UCO is now accepting applications for its Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP@UCO). The free, intensive, four-week enrichment experience bridges the gap between high school or community college and UCO for students with activities to improve research and introduce students to a network of faculty, staff and fellow students.
City entities to co-host Touch-A-Truck event
Edmond Electric and Edmond vehicle maintenance are co-hosting the Edmond Touch-A-Truck event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the University of Central Oklahoma campus parking lot off Second Street.
Touch-A-Truck is a fundraising event that provides children of all ages with the opportunity to experience life-size vehicles and interact with community support leaders like police officers, firemen, construction workers and many more. Families will have the opportunity for a hands-on exploration of many vehicles such as Edmond’s own fire trucks and police cars, an Edmond Electric bucket truck and even a solid waste truck. Last year, the event displayed more than 70 vehicles for children to enjoy.
Deer Creek passes $5 million Special Bond Issue
In a school district where school bond issues are expected to pass, Deer Creek School District voters voted to pass yet another one.
A $5 million special bond election was being decided, and voters left the polling sites voted overwhelmingly to pass the bond.
Of the 20 precincts reporting, 557 voters turned out to cast their ballots. Total votes for the proposition were 433 (77.7 percent). Total votes against the proposition were 124 (22.3 percent).
UCO OKA+ Schools invites community to Capitol celebration
University of Central Oklahoma’s Oklahoma A+ Schools (OKA+) program invites the community to celebrate its four new member schools, two new associates and newest demonstration school for the 2013-14 academic year at 4 p.m. May 15 on the second floor rotunda in Oklahoma City’s state Capitol.
The event will feature performances by students from the Millwood Arts Academy followed by the Arts Education Director at the State Department of Education, Glen Henry, and Executive Director of the Oklahoma Arts Council Kim Baker, who will give the congratulatory remarks. UCO President Don Betz will deliver the keynote address and the ceremony will conclude with a reception at 5:30 p.m.
Teen drowns in lake near Guthrie
What began as a swim in a Guthrie-area lake ended in tragedy for the family and friends of a 14-year-old drowning victim, officials said.
Guthrie Fire Chief Eric Harlow said dispatch received a call about a possible drowning at 5:42 p.m. Monday at Liberty Lake, which is located along Seward Road between Broadway and Sooner Road. Dispatch reported the teen had gone under near the boat ramp. Next of kin had been notified.
Heritage Village addition receives city approval
A request by Turning Point Ministries was approved 5-0 by the City Council this week to rezone property from single family to planned unit development.
Heritage Village is proposed to be located west of Fretz, just more than one-quarter mile north of Edmond Road. Nearby residents said the development would bring traffic congestion to the area.
Some of the 37 single-family lots are 40 feet by 90 feet, most are 60 feet by 120 feet, said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner.
Edmond cops-firefighters game to benefit family
The name of the event — Battle of the Brave — says it all.
Secret Service continues Edmond auto burglaries investigation
The U.S. Secret Service continues investigating recent auto burglaries reported by Edmond soccer moms, an official said.
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