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Council approves $2.5M extra for utility
City Council members have approved the transfer of a $2.5 million appropriation for Edmond Electric.
The action was needed due to higher natural gas prices. Those increased prices caused wholesale electric purchase costs to exceed the department’s budget estimates for Fiscal Year 2013-14. To cover the increased costs, a transfer of funds from the “Transfers” category to the “Other Services and Charges” category was necessary.
It will maintain state law requirements and not increase Edmond Electric’s budget.
The action occurred during Monday’s meeting and was approved unanimously.
Oklahoma History Center Museum store sets summer sale dates
Visit the Oklahoma History Center Museum Store for its summer sale July 25-26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Customers will find bargain prices on many items throughout the store, including deep discounts on items such as Christmas décor, home goods and Oklahoma music.
Sales at the Museum Store support the Oklahoma Historical Society. Additional discounts do not apply to sale-priced items. For more information, call the Museum Store at 522-5214.
Canadian County Republicans schedule runoff debate
The Canadian County Republican Party will present a candidate debate for Republican candidates facing a primary run-off election. Those races include state Senate District 22 (Mark Thomas vs. Stephanie Bice), state House District 43 (John Paul Jordan vs. Jonathan Clour) and County Commissioner District No. 1 (Marc Hader vs. Wesley Higgins).
The debate will be at 7 p.m. July 29 at the Church of Christ-South Yukon, 11700 N.W. 10th St. in Yukon.
Stephanie Bice, of Edmond, who is running for state Senate District 22, and Wesley Higgins, who is seeking the Canadian County Commissioner District No. 1, declined invitations to debate their opponents citing scheduling conflicts.
Senate District 22 includes a portion of Edmond and Deer Creek. The winner of the Aug. 26 runoff election in this race will be the next senator for the district.
Candidates in attendance without an opponent to debate will have the opportunity to answer questions and to address the voters present. The public is invited.
Edmond sex offender case, ‘Starkey law’ intersect
A convicted Edmond sex offender faces additional legal issues including failing to register and living too close to a school, an incident report states.
At about 5:18 p.m. July 7, Police Officer Page Hussey was dispatched to a report of an intoxicated citizen in the parking lot of Chelino’s, 1612 S. Boulevard, an incident report filed by Hussey stated.
Woman reports burglary during walk in Edmond park
A woman walking in an Edmond park found family photos and other items including her driver’s license had been stolen, an incident report states.
Norman historian to share early day law enforcement tales at Edmond meeting
Mike Sheriff, of Norman, has been a student of the Civil War and law enforcement in Oklahoma for more than 40 years. He will share some heroic tales of early day law enforcement in the Indian Nations of Oklahoma Territory at the Monday evening meeting of the Edmond Genealogical Society in the Edmond Museum.
Edmond man receives appointment to Capitol repair committee
Gov. Mary Fallin on Friday announced the appointments of David Thompson, Phil Kennedy and Steve Mason to the State Capitol Repair Expenditure Oversight Committee. Confirmation from the Oklahoma Senate is not required.
Douglas, Russell announce new runoff endorsements
The two Republican candidates for the 5th District congressional race both released names of new supporters of their individual campaigns late this week.
5 Edmond ladies join CASA
Five ladies who call Edmond home were among the 13 new court-appointed special advocates who were sworn in by District Judge Lisa Davis in a ceremony June 25. Jana Busey, Sonya Hagler, Malinda Lausen, Vanessa Benton-Nelson and Tammy Shaver took the Oath of Office to be the voice of best interests for children who are in the foster care system.
Good Samaritan who lost his leg ‘Keeps Moving Forward’
He is an uncommon hero, this Good Samaritan who saved another man’s life and in doing so lost his left leg. Now his friends and family are reaching out to help him.
While assisting a stranded motorist on Nov. 9, 2011, Edmond resident and Santa Fe High School graduate Tyler Ryan was hit and pinned against the back bumper of a car by an inattentive motorist on 15th Street in front of Crest Supermarket.
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