Markets can apply for grants
The state Agriculture, Food and Forestry Department is accepting grant applications from area farmers markets to promote specialty crops. Market directors are encouraged to apply by Dec. 13 for grants ranging from $500 to $3,500. There is $55,000 available through the program and funds can be used for signs, advertising or marketing. For more information, call 522-6194.
Commission OKs airport funding
The Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission has approved $1.07 million in funding requests for projects at airports in Chandler, Pauls Valley and Goldsby. Chandler Regional Airport will receive $897,000 to overlay the runway with new asphalt; the city of Chandler is contributing $47,000 for the project and has spent $38,000 on prior repairs. Pauls Valley Municipal Airport is using a $106,000 grant to supplement federal funds to build a new parallel taxiway system. David Jay Perry Airport in Goldsby will use its $66,000 grant to construct a parallel taxiway system, along with $1.2 million in federal funds and a $66,000 matching grant from Goldsby.
Entries sought for competition
TULSA — Entries are now being accepted to the Imperial Barrel Award 2014 competition, a rigorous scientific competition where participants analyze geological and geophysical data sets to determine hydrocarbon potential. The deadline to enter is Dec. 13. Graduate level petroleum geosciences students can earn scholarship funds for their school during the eight-week competition, hosted by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the AAPG Foundation. To learn more, visit www.aapg.org/iba/aboutIBA.cfm.
My Dentist to link with Heartland
Oklahoma City-based My Dentist Complete Care Dentistry has signed a deal to affiliate with Heartland Dental Care, a dental support organization with more than 440 affiliated dental offices in 26 states. The transaction is subject to certain regulatory and other approvals and is expected to be completed within 60 days. My Dentist provides administrative support to a family of dental practices in Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas, Kansas and Arkansas.