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November 4, 2012

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NORMAN — Recycle Moore honored

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful recognized Recycle Moore with the top honor at the annual Environmental Excellence Awards recently. The “Take Us To Your Litter” campaign received the Outstanding Achievement Award from among all 2012 entries, as well as the Environmental Excellence Award for Government Programs with population greater than 30,000.

The campaign, produced by Trifecta Communications, encourages residents to bring recyclables to the Moore Recycle facility to help visitors from another planet. These out-of-this-world visitors—called Mooretians—need the materials to fuel their ship and return home safely. The recognition from KOB is the latest in a long line of accolades and achievements received by the innovative campaign.

Neighborhood Toy Store Day

Kidoodles Toy Zone joins more 500 retailers from coast to coast uniting to celebrate Neighborhood Toy Store Day on the second Saturday of November each year. Kidoodles will once again participate with sales and specials from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Nov. 10 to spotlight the expert advice and service that area families have come to expect from Kidoodles and its employees for the past 25 years. It’s very important for consumers to understand the uniqueness and outstanding quality of toys found at their local toy store versus a national chain. Toys are selected for the educational and developmental value.

Angus association members

Lexington-based Haines Land & Cattle LP are new members of the American Angus Association, according to a news release from Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

The American Angus Association, with more than 25,000 active adult and junior members, is the largest beef breed association in the world. Its computerized records include detailed information on more than 17 million registered Angus.

Southwest Power Pool leader

Oklahoma Corporation Commissioner Dana Murphy has been elected vice president of the Southwest Power Pool’s Regional State Committee, a group that has a critical advisory role regarding the future of the region’s electric power grid and electrical service. Murphy said the RSC now faces very critical issues that will have a major impact on electric service and the consumer.

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