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Oklahoma news briefs for Nov. 24, 2012

Oklahoma news briefs for Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Published: November 24, 2012



New sirens

to be tested

Officials will test the city's new outdoor warning system next week. Programmers will be doing periodic tests of individual sirens and the entire system as part of the final phase of installing eight new outdoor warning sirens. Sirens will not be tested if there is a risk of severe weather, to avoid confusion. The new outdoor warning system will be online Dec. 1. The new sirens are part of the $3 million bond issue approved by Del City voters in 2011.


Red Kettle

drive to begin

The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command will kick off its Red Kettle drive at 10 a.m. Saturday at a Homeland parking lot at 2400 S Cornwell in Yukon. This year's Salvation Army kettle goal is about $600,000, Maj. Dan Proctor said in a release. “Twenty percent of our annual budget is driven from the generosity of Oklahomans between now and Dec. 24,” Proctor said. “We are launching our campaign in Yukon to thank all metro citizens for coming together to support this worthy cause.” Unlike previous years, some major retailers did not ring the red kettle before Thanksgiving, Proctor said. Oklahomans also can adopt an online kettle by visiting



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