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Oklahoman Published: July 24, 2014


Food pantry

is shuttered

Due to an increased clientele need, The Salvation Army in Oklahoma County has distributed all of its food supply. Wednesday was the last day of the food pantry operations. In preparation for the move to the Center of Hope at 1001 N Pennsylvania, The Salvation Army Client Choice Pantry will not resume operations until September. Additional community resources can be found by contacting Heartline 2-1-1, by dialing “211” on a phone. Individuals can also search their services database by going to or by accessing it from their web page, then click on “211 Online” on the left side of the page.


Group sets

fun fly event

Oklahoma City Radio Control Flyers will hold a Summer Sizzler Fun Fly & Cook Out at 8 a.m. Saturday at NW 122 and Alumni Drive, directly north of Heritage Hall High School. This is a free to the public event, highlighting the group’s interest in model aviation, and will include flying demonstrations.



Ozone Alert

Day declared

Environmental officials have declared Thursday as an Ozone Alert Day. Passengers ride fare-free on Cleveland Area Rapid Transit (CART) on Ozone Alert Days. All routes, except CART’s Sooner Express to Oklahoma City, will be fare free. The Sooner Express is a shared route with EMBARK (formerly METRO Transit) of Oklahoma City. Passengers will ride free on all other CART routes and on CARTaccess, the origin-to-destination service for the elderly and disabled. Air quality concerns prompted officials to alert the public of increased levels of air pollution in the central Oklahoma region. Automobiles and gasoline-powered engines are one source of these pollutants, so residents are encouraged to reduce air pollution by riding the bus. For more information on CART, visit or call 325-2278. Follow CART on Twitter at @CARTNorman, or like CART on Facebook.



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