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Oklahoma briefs for June 24

Oklahoma briefs for June 24, 2014
Oklahoman Modified: June 23, 2014 at 6:19 pm •  Published: June 24, 2014

United Way

makes plans

United Way of Central Oklahoma’s Campaign Cabinet Chairman Carl Edwards of Price Edwards & Company will lead the 2014 United Way campaign to reach this year’s campaign goal, which will be revealed at the United Way Campaign Kickoff on Sept. 5 at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The campaign goal is the sum total of 32 divisions represented by 50 United Way campaign cabinet members from a variety of industry sectors, including federal, state, and local governments. The energy division vice chairman, Devon Energy Corp.’s Chief Operating Officer David Hager, will call upon energy organizations to raise $8.5 million as the leading contributor to the overall goal, while the finance division comes in second with the goal to raise nearly $1.7 million, led by Vice Chairman Tony Shinn, president of Oklahoma City Market of Bank of America.



gets grant

— Northeastern State University has received a five-year grant of $735,000 aimed at improving child welfare services in the Cherokee Nation. The university’s Department of Social Work will partner with the tribe to enhance and support child welfare services. The funding is from the National Child Welfare Workforce Institute, which is a service of the U.S. Children’s Bureau. Northeastern State University is one of 11 universities nationwide to receive the funding. The funding also pays for eight internships for undergraduate students who are studying social work.

Associated Press

Rain total

is still low

Despite rains in some areas, Oklahoma was still 5.6 inches below normal for the year as of Monday morning, according to the Oklahoma Climatological Survey. An average of 12.21 inches of rain had fallen in 2014, making it the ninth driest such period since at least 1921.