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Oklahoma news briefs, July 19

Oklahoma news briefs for July 19, 2014
From staff reports Published: July 19, 2014

In brief

Oklahoma City

Charity drive offers relief

A kickoff celebration for the Salvation Army’s fan drive will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Westlake Ace Hardware, 11801 S Western Ave. Free hot dogs will be served. All Oklahoma City-area Westlake Hardware stores will collect cash donations through Aug. 3 to purchase fansfor those in need. $20 will buy one fan. Westlake will donate 150 box fans. The Salvation Army will give fans to qualified senior citizens, families with infants younger than 6 months and disabled residents with chronic illnesses. For information about eligibility to receive a fan, call 246-1060 or go to



E. coli brings boil order

Residents of Cromwell and users of its drinking water are advised to bring water to a full, rolling boil for at least one minute before consumption, use in food preparation, dishwashing and brushing teeth. The state Department of Environmental Quality issued the advisory to the Seminole County Rural Water District No. 3 Public Water Supply due to the presence of E. coli. Users also can use bottled water or water from another acceptable source. Residents will be notified when the water is safe.



Local band plays show

The Weatherford Community Band will present a summer concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus. The concert will be in the Fine Arts Center Auditorium. Admission is free. The band, directed by James South, performs a wide range of musical styles, from traditional marches to arrangements of folk music, classical music and selections from musicals. It performs concerts at SWOSU four times during the year.



Drum corps to perform

The Drum Corps International Tour will visit Mustang High School for a 7:30 p.m. Tuesday performance. Tickets range from $20 to $35 in advance with prices increasing by $5 at the gate. Mustang’s Bronco Stadium is at 801 S Snyder Drive. For tickets, visit