Oklahoma business briefs for Dec. 13, 2013

Oklahoma business briefs for Dec. 13, 2013
From Staff Reports Published: December 13, 2013

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PSO will send estimated bills

Because of recent snow and ice storms, some customers of Public Service Co. of Oklahoma could get an estimated bill as the utility suspended meter reading for up to five days. PSO said between 10 and 15 percent of its customers may get estimated bills. Customers who receive estimated bills and have questions should call PSO's Customer Solutions Center at (888) 216-3523. The utility has more than 530,000 customers in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma.

Adair schools win robotics grant

— Google Inc. has awarded Adair Public Schools a grant to help the school's robotics program. The $13,375 grant is part of the company's science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) initiative. Andrea Hudson, Adair Schools First Robotics team leader, said the grant will enable students to continue learning from the robotics program, which lets students design, build and program robots to meet specific objectives. The robotics program started in 2009. “A robotics program can help schools make technology fun and interesting for their students,” said Mike Wooten, operations manager for the Google data center in Pryor. “At Google, we strive to find creative ways to be innovative. We hope to give the students of Adair Public Schools the same opportunity.”

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