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Oklahoma news briefs for Aug. 20

Oklahoma news briefs for Aug. 20, 2014.
Oklahoman Published: August 20, 2014

Oklahoma City

Giveaway set for box fans

The Salvation Army will receive 261 box fans this week from Westlake Hardware, which recently held a customer fan drive. Until Friday, applicants can come to 520 S Hudson to receive a fan. Additional fan distribution dates will be forthcoming. The hours are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday; 9 a.m. to noon and 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday; and 9 a.m. to noon Friday. The Salvation Army provides box fans to seniors 62 and older, families with infants under 6 months of age and people with chronic illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, asthma, emphysema and people taking psychotropic and other medications. Clients who received a fan last year are not eligible this year. For information, call The Salvation Army social services office at 246-1060.



Payne County to hold fair

Carnival rides, food, livestock shows and cowboy poets are planned at the Payne County Fair, set for Aug. 27-31. One of the featured shows is the Cimarron Cow Camp and Poetry Gathering. Chuckwagon meals will be prepared and Cross Brand Cowboy Church will hold a Sunday morning service Aug. 31. For information on the 100th Payne County Fair and Cimarron Cow Camp and Poetry Gathering, visit



Group names

agent of year

The lead investigator in a Grand Lake multistate synthetic marijuana drug bust received the top honor at the Association of Narcotic Enforcers annual banquet. Mike Eason, of the 13th Drug and Violent Crimes Task Force unit, received the officer of the year award Aug. 7. Last year, Eason took charge of an investigation into the Grand Lake convenience store, Gitter Done, where agents seized 22 kilos of K2, a synthetic marijuana. The raid followed a two-year undercover operation with the state Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control after law officers received complaints that people were having serious medical problems after smoking the drug. The past year, Eason has been part of 154 drug task force raids, helped investigate five homicides, violent crimes, armed robberies, kidnappings and crimes against children.

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