Event to aid tornado survivors
Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John Doak will host a consumer assistance event to help tornado survivors with their insurance claims and taxes, as well as provice information on possible tax deductions. The event will be 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 20 at the Moore Public Library, 225 S Howard Ave. Attendees can register by calling the Moore Public Library at 793-4349.
Skirvin Hilton named one of best
Oklahoma City’s Skirvin Hilton Hotel has been named to U.S. News & World Report’s list of Best Hotels in the United States. For the third straight year, the magazine named the Skirvin as the best hotel in Oklahoma City and the state of Oklahoma. The 2014 Best Hotels are calculated based on the aggregate opinion of travel experts and guests expressed through awards, recommendations and ratings. U.S. News ranked more than 2,500 hotels across the USA, the Caribbean, Mexico and Canada. The Skirvin placed in the top ten out of more than 100 Hilton Hotels & Resorts evaluated.
Organic agriculture session set
STILLWATER — Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension and OSU-OKC are partnering with several other organizations to help provide research-based information on sustainable and organic production to both new and advanced growers. Partnering organizations include U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service and Cross Timbers Resources Conservation and Development Association. Organic Oklahoma 2014 will take place Feb. 28 and March 1 in the Agriculture Technology Building on the OSU/OKC campus. Registration is $50 and includes educational materials and some meals. To be assured of having enough food at the conference, farm tour and dinner, registration deadline is Feb. 25. Ray Archuleta, conservation agronomist at the NRCS East National Technology Support Center in Greensboro, N.C., will serve as the keynote speaker. Archuleta has 25 years of experience with the NRCS and is a certified Professional Soil Scientist with Soil Science Society of America. Some of the topics on the agenda include hands-on growing techniques, season extension, varietal selection, organic insect control strategies, organic weed control, food safety and post-harvest handing, establishing and promoting farmers markets, organic composting and small farm management practices. For additional information please contact Cross Timbers at (918) 623-0658 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cox calls for grant applications
Cox Communications has announced that its employees will award more than $100,000 to public and private schools in the Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro areas through the Cox Connects Foundation’s Innovation in Education grants. Grant applications are available to Oklahoma K-12 teachers at www.coxconnectsok.com and will be accepted through April 1. The program provides grants of up to $10,000 each to Oklahoma schools to fund classroom programs and curriculum that encourage and promote students’ ingenuity and imagination through the innovative use of technology. Teachers and principals at eligible schools are encouraged to submit multiple applications.
From Staff Reports