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Oklahoma news briefs for Feb. 5, 2013

Oklahoma news briefs for Feb. 5
Published: February 5, 2013
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IN BRIEF

OKLAHOMA CITY

Agency OKs

shelter loan

The Oklahoma Housing Finance Agency's Board of Trustees has approved a $500,000 loan to the City Rescue Mission to renovate a building next door to its headquarters. The Housing Trust Fund loan will allow the building to house men who stay at the shelter and will include 288 beds. Developers, nonprofit organizations, local governments, Indian tribes and political subdivisions are eligible to apply for Housing Trust Fund loans. Currently $2.9 million is available to finance new construction, conversion of buildings into apartments or homes, rehabilitation projects or infrastructure improvements.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

OKAY

Meningitis shuts school

Okay Public Schools were closed Monday after a faculty member contracted viral meningitis, Interim Superintendent David Harlow said. Workers disinfected buildings Monday at the Wagoner County school, which has an enrollment of about 500 prekindergarten through 12th-grade students. Classes are expected to resume Tuesday, he said. Okay is about 50 miles southeast of Tulsa. There is no specific treatment for viral meningitis, for which antibiotics are not useful. Most patients with normal immune systems recover completely.

RHETT MORGAN,

TULSA WORLD