Oklahoma news briefs, Aug. 28

Oklahoma news briefs, Aug. 28, 2014
Oklahoman Modified: August 27, 2014 at 6:19 pm •  Published: August 28, 2014
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OKLAHOMA CITY

Services change for labor day

City offices will close Monday for Labor Day. Embark buses will not run. There will be no “big blue” trash and recycling collection Monday, according to a news release from Oklahoma City. If your regularly scheduled pickup day is Labor Day, please take the Big Blue refuse carts and Little Blue recycling bins to the curb by 6 a.m. Wednesday.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

ALTUS

School surplus sales start

Altus Public Schools will hold the first of several school surplus sales on Sept. 6. Will Rogers Elementary School will be the site of the sale, at 1100 N Forest in Altus. Surplus items in the sale will include 12 television sets, a deep fryer, a gas sales case, a Little Tikes house and table, two water fountains, laptop computers and a desk, chairs and cabinets. The surplus sale will begin promptly at 8 a.m. and end promptly at noon, according to a news release.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

STILLWATER

Charity seeks artists for drive

The Wings of Hope Family Crisis Services is looking for artists to design and paint butterflies in an effort to raise money and awareness for domestic violence. Twenty 4-feet butterflies already have been placed throughout Stillwater. The price for a butterfly is $3,500, and smaller butterflies cost $500, said Nancy Allford, committee chairwoman. The butterfly represents hope and the promise of change, she said. Wings of Hope Family Crisis Services provides assistance for domestic violence victims and works to break the cycle of violence. For more information call (405) 372-9922.

SHEILA STOGSDILL, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN