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Oklahoma news briefs for June 11, 2014

Oklahoma news briefs for June 11, 2014
Oklahoman Published: June 11, 2014

In brief


Oil-field art to make debut

City leaders will unveil a statue called “West Edmond Oil Field” at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Mitch Park YMCA and Edmond Competitive Pool, located in E.C. Hafer Park, 2901 Marilyn Williams Drive. The West Edmond Field was one of the most productive oil fields in the world. At its peak in 1944, the field produced 7.75 million barrels of oil, half of Oklahoma’s total production in that wartime year when demand was at its highest. The field produced a payroll of $500,000 a month, meaning jobs were available that kept Edmond veterans at home when they returned from war.

Diana Baldwin, Staff Writer

Speaker will aid parents

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. Kyle McGraw will speak on “Family & Addiction: Why treatment is necessary for the whole family.” For more information, call 642-8198.



Ada woman takes role

Chickasaw Nation Gov. Bill Anoatubby has named Monica Neal, of Ada, as director of community development for the Chickasaw Nation Department of Communications and Community Development. The department develops, enhances and maintains relationships and partnerships within communities and organizations across the Chickasaw Nation. Neal worked more than 27 years for People’s Electric Cooperative in Ada, and worked with the Chickasaw Nation on development ventures. She is a graduate and board member of Leadership Oklahoma and a member of the East Central University Alumni Association board.



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