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Oklahoma business briefs for July 19

Oklahoma business briefs for July 19
Modified: July 18, 2013 at 8:38 pm •  Published: July 19, 2013

Oklahoma briefs

IRS cancels furlough day

The Internal Revenue Service is canceling the furlough day scheduled for Monday due to its successful ongoing efforts to cut costs. As a result, IRS offices will be open as usual, with all toll-free services, including the Taxpayer Advocate Service, following their regular Monday schedule. Taxpayers should check for days of service and hours as well as services offered at the location they plan to visit. The next scheduled furlough day at the IRS is Aug. 30.

Bowling supports tornado relief

Norman-area businesses will host a July 25 bowling tournament benefiting tornado relief efforts. The “Bowl It Forward” Benefit Tournament will be hosted by Sooner Bowling and sponsored by Riverwind Casino and Ebonite International. It is scheduled for 6:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Sooner Bowling, 550 24th Ave NW. The fundraiser also will include a silent auction. The tournament will include 24 teams. Registration for a six-person team is $300 and includes two games of bowling, bowling shoes, refreshments and an event T-shirt. Lane sponsorships still are available at $100 each. The registration deadline is Monday. For more information, call 360-3634 or contact

Electric mowers encouraged

The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality will hand out a hundred $100 vouchers Saturday to people interested in buying electric lawn mowers. Vouchers will be available at the OSU-OKC Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. to anyone who recycles their gasoline-powered mower, which must be drained of gas and oil. Vouchers can be redeemed at the Black and Decker Service Center at 8507 S Western toward the purchase of a new electric mower. For more information, contact DEQ's Matthew Weis at 702-4216 or

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