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14
Jan
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OKLAHOMA TURNPIKE AUTHORITY

OKLAHOMA TURNPIKE AUTHORITY CIMARRON, CREEK EAST/BASL, H.E. BAILEY, KILPATRJCK, MUSKOGEE, TURNER AND WILL ROGERS TURNPIKES ADVERTISEMENT FOR PROPOSAL CONTRACT NO. SP-SW-15
On February 12, 2015, until 3:00 P.M., the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority will receive sealed bids hand delivered or received by Certifi ed Mail on the day of the bid opening to the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority offi ce at 3500 Martin Luther King A venue. Proposals will be publicly opened and read on the same day at 3:00 P.M. at the offi ce of the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority, in accordance with the following:
Wed
31
Dec
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Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma offers tips to keep consumers safe in 2015

The New Year is right around the corner which means resolutions like exercising more, eating healthier and improving finances are top of mind. While Better Business Bureau of Central Oklahoma (BBB) can’t get you on a treadmill or prescribe a new diet, there are several BBB tips that can help you get your finances in better shape in the coming year
 
Wed
10
Dec
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State Ag Lab Helps Thousands of Students Each Year

Each December, the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture’s Serology Lab is flooded with samples that must be processed and analyzed as quickly as possible. Thousands of FFA and 4-H students in Oklahoma are anxiously waiting for the results
 
Wed
03
Dec
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Open Door Policy

It is with a bit of excitement, an ounce of sadness and a great deal of appreciation that I write this final column to you as State Representative for House District 65. The oath of office was administered to the newly  elected representatives last Tuesday, November 18 at the State Capitol. Scooter Park, the new representative for our area, began his duties immediately. 
 
Wed
26
Nov
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The True Freedom of Religion

Did you know that the words “separation of church and state” do not appear in the United States Constitution? The first ten amendments to our Constitution are commonly known as the Bill of Rights, and the first amendment is:
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof
 
Wed
26
Nov
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Tips From A Trooper

Question: “What is the Oklahoma law concerning child restraint seats?” Trooper John Hoover #306 said he often hears this question and explains, “Oklahoma State Statute 47:11-1112 states that every driver when transporting
a child under the age of 6 years old in a motor vehicle operated on the roadways, streets, and highways of this state shall provide for the protection of the child by using a properly installed child passenger restraint system.  
 
Wed
19
Nov
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Teaching teachers

Good teachers are first good students. Over the past several months and during much of the last two years, Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) instructional directors have taken professional development to thousands of Oklahoma teachers and school administrators in academies, workshops and trainings held in schools and CareerTech centers throughout the state 
 
Wed
29
Oct
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November 1 Ushers in Fall Turkey Gun Season

Hunters hoping to enjoy a wild turkey meal for Thanksgiving or Christmas will have their chance to bag a bird during Oklahoma’s fall turkey gun season from Nov. 1-21. Generally overshadowed by the more-popular spring
turkey season, the fall turkey gun season offers the chance to pursue these elusive birds under different and oftentimes more challenging conditions than those found in springtime
 
Wed
22
Oct
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Beware the ‘Click Jackers’

Move over all you computer hackers, the “click jackers” are here, intent on becoming the crime bosses of the Internet. Hackers break into your private digital information so that they can use it for all sorts of nefarious purposes.
The jackers trick you into allowing them to actually take over your computer 
 
Wed
08
Oct
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“Calling on all Oklahomans to Help Fight Hunger”

The holiday season is right around the corner, and Oklahomans are preparing to spend time with their family and count God’s blessings.  For many of us that means enjoying large, home-cooked meals. This year, as we plan for  Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, I am asking all Oklahomans to remember the approximately 675,000 people in the state who struggle with hunger daily. 
 

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