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August 13, 2013

Quilters helping piece life together for survivors

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NORMAN —

A meeting Saturday at the Little Axe High School gym is part of the effort to connect with residents affected by the tornado. The Eastern Cleveland County Community meeting will be from noon to 3 p.m. FEMA will be there, as will the insurance commissioner and other agencies. People will be able to register with FEMA, if they haven’t already.

For assistance or information on tornado relief, Mauldin said victims can call the Case Management Hotline at 866-477-7276.

In other county news, the sheriff’s office will use a grant donation of $1,500 from OEC Foundation Inc. to purchase an AED defibrillator.

Undersheriff Rhett Burnett said the goal is eventually to have them for every patrol vehicle. Oftentimes deputies in the field arrive before medical responders and the equipment can be life-saving. At present, only a few trained officers have the devices.

The commissioners also approved an agreement between the sheriff’s office and Norman Public Schools to provide GED training and testing at the jail.

Burnett said NPS has a grant to teach the class.

“It’s no cost to us,” Burnett said. “We’re really thankful to Norman Public Schools.”

The program is voluntary for prisoners.

Rain continues to delay road work, but county commissioners said crews are getting it done.

“In the fall, as we lose the temperature and the ground temperature goes down, we can’t do the road projects,” Sullivan said.

Commissioner Darry Stacy said projects are prioritized so the most important work will get done.

The ground temperature needs to be above 55 degrees for chip and seal projects, Sullivan said.

Joy Hampton

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