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Oklahoma City area community briefs

Modified: August 2, 2013 at 2:59 pm •  Published: August 3, 2013


AA parents group to meet Tuesday

— The Edmond Chapter of Parents Helping Parents will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Oklahoma Blood Institute's private meeting room at 33rd and Broadway Extension. The Alcoholics Anonymous information group will provide an overview of AA through speakers who will share their recovery stories. For more information, call 642-8198.

Norman starts new residential recycling program

— The city's new residential curbside recycling service begins Monday. Republic Services, under contract with the city, will begin collecting recyclables on an every-other-week basis. Residents should place recyclables in large, blue bins that have been provided for them and place them curbside on their assigned collection day. The service replaces a weekly program formerly provided by Waste Management. The fee for the service remains the same, at $3 a month. For recycling routes, collection schedules and a list of acceptable recyclables, go to

State students place in national contest's top 10

— A team of two Oklahoma students finished in the top 10 at the 64th annual Ford/AAA Student Auto Skills National Finals. The team from Eastern Oklahoma County Technology Center in Choctaw finished seventh. The students are Nicholas Brown and Ryan Jackson, and their instructor is Jim Lafevers. Teams of two competed to solve digital and mechanical car problems. They took written exams and also raced in timed competitions to diagnose and repair a number of problems. The contest was at Ford World Headquarters in Dearborn, Mich.


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