District wins grant for schools
EDMOND — Edmond is one of 26 school districts to be awarded a Healthy Schools Incentive Grant from the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust.
The trust's board of directors approved a $20,000 grant to support coordinated school health. The school district plans to use the money to pay for equipment for hearing and vision screenings, an additional defibrillator at each high school, and health-related curriculum for elementary schools.
“We are pleased so many Oklahoma school districts are working to make their schools healthy places to work, learn and play,” said Tracey Strader, the trust's executive director. “Edmond Public Schools is enacting policies that make a difference in children's lives. This grant highlights the achievements of the district and its efforts to make the healthy choice the easy choice.”
College extends summer hours
Rose State College will extend its hours of operation for the week before and the first week of the 2013 summer session. This will provide extended service hours during the busiest time of enrollment and during the “drop and add” period. The hours will be 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, from Tuesday through June 7.
Police academy graduates 18
GUTHRIE — The Logan County sheriff's office launched on Dec. 3 a reserve peace officer academy through the Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training. The class concluded with all 18 students passing their final exams May 20. The sheriff's office and the Guthrie Police Department have several new reserve deputies and police officers who graduated from the academy Friday, and also graduating were new deputies and officers from Major County, Glencoe, Canadian County, Langston, Noble County, and others.
The graduates completed hundreds of hours of classroom training, defensive tactics training, firearms training, crime scene investigations, accident investigations, community policing, and cultural diversity training, according to a news release from Capt. Richard Stephens of the Logan County sheriff's office.
Parents to share addiction stories
EDMOND — The Edmond Chapter of Parents Helping Parents will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 4 at the Oklahoma Blood Institute's private meeting room at 33rd and Broadway Extension. Five parents will give a 10-minute story on a situation regarding their addicted children. They will share what they learned from their experience and what has provided their family with the greatest support in the journey of recovery. For more information, call 642-8198 or go to www.parentshelpingparents.info.
FROM STAFF REPORTS