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Agency: 2014 winter is 12th coldest on record
Oklahomans experienced the 16th driest February along with temperatures nearly 6 degrees cooler than normal statewide, a weather expert says.
Deer Creek voters cast ballots for $5 million bond
Deer Creek voters will be going to the polls today to vote on a $5 million school bond package for the Deer Creek Public School District.
Polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the regular precinct locations in the Deer Creek Public School District.
The bond election will make funds available for improvements and additions to areas in immediate need, said Superintendent Ranet Tippens, and the approval of the bond issue will not raise taxes.
The proposed bonds will be sold as outstanding bonds are paid off allowing the district to maintain a millage rate of 36.50 mills.
Wolfe graduates from basic military training
Air National Guard Airman 1st Class Krystal M. Wolfe graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.
New church receives permit from city
A specific use permit for a new Riverside Church was approved recently by the Edmond City Council with a 5-0 vote. The Edmond Planning Commission unanimously approved the item in February.
Mayor Charles Lamb said the council has approved similar requests for churches. The 2,100-square-foot church will be located at the north end of the Kelly Shopping Center at 610 S. Kelly, said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner.
Annual Hispanic Health Fair set for April 12
The INTEGRIS Health Hispanic Initiative and the Oklahoma City Red Cross invite residents to participate in its 26th annual Hispanic Health Fair. Participants will be offered information and resources on health and wellness, and free health screenings will be available including glucose, cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, osteoporosis, stroke assessments and many more. There also will be screenings for skin, oral, prostate and colorectal cancer, and clinical breast exams sponsored by the INTEGRIS Cancer Institute.
SLIDESHOW: ‘West Side Story’ cast fine tunes production
Cast members of Edmond North’s production of “West Side Story” rehearsed Monday afternoon as opening night approached.
Polar vortex may prove to be a powerful pesticide
The deep freeze, with arctic blasts from the polar vortex, has put invasive insects on ice in dozens of states. That includes the emerald ash borer, a pretty bug that does ugly things to ecosystems it invades.
UPDATE: Edmond, Deer Creek cancel Tuesday classes
Edmond Public Schools announced Monday afternoon that they will cancel classes and activities for Tuesday.
Sheriff’s office releases homicide victim sketch
Authorities have released a sketch of a homicide victim burned beyond recognition.
The Logan County Sheriff’s Office released the sketch of the homicide victim found at a grass fire scene Jan. 1 off Hiwassee Road near Langston. At this point, the Oklahoma Medical Examiner’s Office has yet to release an official cause of death in the case.
City moves ahead with routine in spite of snow
Almost 2 inches of snow on top of sleet from Sunday’s winter storm continues to cause havoc in Edmond residents’ plans Monday.
Casey Moore, City of Edmond spokesman, said that city sanitation routes scheduled for Monday are running, but that residents should expect delays with most streets covered in a dry snow. It’s up to the judgment of each sanitation route driver whether to go into certain areas, depending upon conditions.
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