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In brief: Lone Grove homeowners to obtain aid

Oklahoman Published: October 16, 2009
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LONE GROVE

Homeowners to obtain aid
Residents of Lone Grove, a town devastated by a deadly tornado in February, will get help to build storm shelters. Lone Grove City Manager Marianne Elfert said half of a $600,000 Federal Emergency Management Agency grant will go to the town’s residents, and the rest will go to other Carter County residents. Homeowners will get a rebate of 75 percent of the

installation cost of an above-ground safe room or underground shelter costing up to $2,000.

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TULSA

Bad weather affects fair
Attendance at the Tulsa State Fair was down 8.7 percent from last year. Expo Square President and CEO Mark

Andrus estimated this year’s attendance to be 835,000, down from last year’s estimated attendance of 915,000. Andrus said bad weather had a lot to do with this year’s numbers.

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ALTUS

Police boost enforcement
Police in Altus said they’re stepping up traffic enforcement downtown after a man in a wheelchair was hit and dragged by a bus. A bus filled with children hit the 42-year-old man last week as he tried

to cross an inter-section. Police

reports said the man suffered only minor abrasions and refused medical treatment. The driver of the bus was cited for failure to yield to a pedestrian.

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GUTHRIE

Center holds Military day
The Guthrie Job Corps Center is holding a Military Day beginning 1 p.m. today. Speakers will be Maj. Gen. Myles Deering and state Sen. Steve Russell. The event is open to the public, and all branches of the armed forces will be in attendance and have information booths set up. Deering will arrive about

1 p.m. in a Black Hawk helicopter.

FROM STAFF REPORTS