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Tornado Damage in Stillwater: Donations Needed


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We have had 9 families in Stillwater with affected homes from last nights tornado that went thru on the south side of town.  We are in the process of damage assessment with these homes, and assessing the needs of these local families.  Fed Ex is still going to Joplin, I just met with them, but they are also taking supplies for the Oklahoma tornadoes of last night, and will be taking trucks to OKC Red Cross for distribution.  9 is the preliminary report at this time, and there may be other homes yet to be discovered.  At this time we are taking donations of recovery items for the local families here at our office on 8th.  Examples of items needed are:
  • Bleach
  • Work gloves
  • Batteries
  • Flashlights
  • Brooms
  • Buckets
  • Storage containers
  • Blankets
  • Rakes
  • Salvage Bags
  • Chap stick
  • Bug repellent
  • Sun screen
  • Hammers
  • Nails
  • Water/Gatorade
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Non perishable food
  • Meal vouchers
 
We also have a shelter open at the Red Cross office here on 8th street, for the victims of last nights storm.  The shelter will be open as long as needed. We are accepting donations for the Stillwater families at our office. Please pass the word.  Thanks. Vicki
 
Vicki Henington
Executive Director
North Central Oklahoma Chapter
114 West 8th Avenue
Stillwater, OK 74074
Off 405.372.1833
Fax 405.377.5849
Cell 405.780.1327

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Adopt A Grandparent


Spend a few hours a week playing games, talking with, or just spending time with the residents of Westhaven Nursing Home. The residents have few visitors and will gladly welcome anyone willing to spend some time with them.

Join other OSU students every Saturday at the Westhaven Nursing Home at 3:00 p.m for a game of Bingo or to sing a song or to just talk.
Adopt A Grandparent hours can be used  toward the CORD program. For more information about the CORD program visit http://osuserves.org/cord-for-graduates .


Visit http://osugivesback.com for more information about Adopt A Grandparent. The Westhaven Nursing Home address is:

Westhaven Nursing Home

1215 S Western Stillwater, OK 74074

Phone: (405) 743-1140

Fax: (405) 743-4012

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A Fine, FINE Toy Drive!


Benefiting Family and Children’s Services

FINE Airport Parking, in association with several area businesses, will be holding our first annual “Fine, FINE toy drive!” benefiting Family & Children’s Services of Oklahoma.  

Since 1925, Family & Children’s Services has worked to ensure that children, families and individuals across the lifespan experiencing emotional, behavioral and family problems have a place to turn for professional help, regardless of income.  Today, their life-changing services impact one in six Tulsans.  

On behalf of the children supported and represented by Family & Children’s Services, FINE Airport Parking will be accepting new, unwrapped toys at our 2010 North Memorial parking facility 24/7 until December 10, 2010.    

From all of the employees here at FINE Airport Parking as well as our generous business partners in this holiday endeavor, we say THANK YOU in advance for your generosity!  

Participating businesses with drop off locations including business days and hours -

 

PAINTMASTER

COLLISION

CENTER

5950 E. 11th St. – Tulsa

Monday thru Friday

7:30 am – 5:00 pm

THE PINK LILY

112 S. First St. – Jenks

Wednesday thru Saturday

11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

MICHAELS SALON

3542 E. 51st St. – Tulsa

Tuesday thru Saturday

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

 
 
GOO – RUU PIZZA

19296A E. Admiral

Catoosa

Sunday thru Thursday

11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Friday and Saturday

11:00 am – Midnight

PRECISION

MOTORSPORTS

11 W. 40th St.

Sand Springs

Tuesday thru Saturday

9:00 am – 6:00 pm

MULLIN

PLUMBING

“The RED ROOTER”

118 S. Elm Pl. – BA

Monday thru Friday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

MURRAY 

ELECTRICAL SERVICES

7508 E. 11th St. – Tulsa

Monday thru Friday

6:30 am – 5:00 pm

LANCASTER AGENCY

224 E. Cherokee St. – Wagoner

Monday trhu Friday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

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Game Day @ Stillwater Public Library


One last reminder that the Stillwater Public Library is holding Game Day tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to 4pm!

Every person who participates in any game will get a chance in a drawing for a $50.00 gift card from Wal-Mart which is being given away from our Friends of the Library.

Here’s the schedule:

All Day Wii play and Xbox 360 play
                Board games and card games
                Refreshments

10:00 a.m.      Mahjong instruction and play (adults only—with delightful tea service!)

Texas Hold ‘em (adults only, chips only—yum! root beer floats)
Sign up for Wii tournaments

                Sign up for board game tournaments

1 p.m.          Chess instruction and play with Stillwater Chess Club

2 p.m.          Stillwater’s Minute to Win It (oh my—even if you do not want to be a contestant, it will be SO fun to watch!)

ALL ages are welcome and whole families are encouraged to come together to play at the library Saturday!

If you have questions, please let us know!

Stacy
Stillwater Public library

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SLVC November Volunteering Opportunities


Great American Smoke-Out

  • 9-noon, North Library Lawn
  • Call Volunteer Central 405-744-5145

On Wondertorium: Mrs. Claus’ Wonder Express – Craft Making

  • Dec. 3. 4-6 p.m.
  • Dec. 4. 9:15-12:30 p.m.  & 1-4 p.m.
  • Dec. 5. 12:15-3:30 p.m. & 3:30-7 p.m.
  • Call Debbie Williams 405-533-3333

Payne County Youth Services: Holiday Adopt-A-Family

  • Donations due Dec. 16
  • Call Angie Freeny or Roberta Douglas 405-377-3380

 

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Salvation Army Needs Volunteers


 

Salvation Army will be giving  50 Food Baskets to families the Tues. and Wed. before Thanksgiving and could use donations disposable food such as bread. 

They will give out Holiday Gift/Food baskets on Dec. 20th as well and could use donations

Call Sgt. Rick Daniels to help out – 372-1554. 

SALVATION ARMY BELL RINGERS ARE ALSO NEEDED!!

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Payne County Youth Services Announces Adopt-a-Family Holiday Gift Program


PCYS is trying a new approach to holiday gift giving for clients and families, an Adopt-a-Family Program.  PCYS always receives assistance from various individuals and groups in providing for the youth at the shelter and some clients in the out-patient services.  These gifts and supportive efforts will remain very important to our clients this year and are not being replaced by this initiative.  However, there always seems to be a greater need than there are resources.  

“We were contacted by the Stillwater Public Library who wanted to include us in their postings of possible holiday gift-giving programs,” said Janet Fultz, executive director at PCYS.  “This seemed like such a great opportunity that we quickly settled on a new program to promote.” 

The idea is simple:  any one wishing to donate to the program may contact PCYS regarding the type of donation they would like to make, i.e., the family size, ages they would like to provide for, etc.  Should the donor wish to shop for specific items for a specific family, PCYS staff will gather information about the family such as items wished for, sizes, color preferences, etc., and provide that information to the donor.  “We will match the family with the donor so that all types and amounts of donations may be used to their fullest potential”, said Fultz.  “Due to confidentiality, the donors and the recipients will not be able to meet or be identified to one another, however we will certainly pass along any thanks and feedback we receive.” 

Donations of all types are very important to ensure the services of PCYS!  Individuals may also make financial donations to support the general programming of PCYS in addition or in stead of participating in the new program. 

For more information please contact PCYS at 405-377-3380, visit our web-site at www.pcys.org., or find us on facebook.

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OSU Student Lost Her Home: Help Out!


There is an OSU student, named Cassandra whose home burned this past weekend.  She is a Nutrition and Exercise/Pre-med major.  She has lost everything in the home due to smoke or fire, however no one was hurt and that is truly fantastic!!  Fortunately, she has renter’s insurance which will eventually be a huge help, however in the meantime she is in desperate need of everyday items.  Her main concern is meeting the needs of her 2 year old daughter.  Her room is where the electrical fire started, so not even a sock is usable. The daughter wears a 3T and size 8.5 shoe, and the mom a size 7 and size 9 shoe.   

The original thought was to ask for clothing and other items for donation (this is still an option – we will make arrangements to get the items to Tulsa for her).  However, she lives in Tulsa and has to take BOB to/from Stillwater.  So what we are asking for is monetary donations to purchase a Visa or Wal-mart giftcard or giftcards themselves.  

Rachel Shreffler at 157 University Health Services will be collecting donations for Cassandra.  As the need is immediate, please send/bring donations by Monday, October 4.

Thank you for your consideration of this request.  It’s great to be a part of the Cowboy family!!

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Winter Coat & Jacket Battle


Help collect & donate coats & jackets for children in Fort Worth, TX!

The Winter Coat & Jacket Battle is Oct. 4 – Nov. 1. The battle is between Greeks, On-Campus Residence Halls & the Off Campus Student Association. The winning house or hall will be the one who collects & donates the most coats & jackets. The winner will recieve a trophy and a 2-hour sponsored professional DJ by RHA will be provided for an event for the individual winner.

Coat pick-ups every Monday evenings starting on Oct. 11. The battle is sponsored for SWACURH (Southwest Affiliate of College & University Residence Halls).

Homecoming Game Coat Collection

  • OSU vs. Nebrasaka (10/23/2010)
  • Bring a coat to the game (drop boxes available to be dropped off at)
  • Need volunteers to work before, during & after the game
  • Monitor drop boxes & inform game viewers about the coat drive (before game)
  • Monitor & help move drop boxes to RHA office in Drummond 100 (during & after game)

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Wonder Wheel-a-thon


The Stillwater Children’s Museum is recruiting volunteers to help with the Wonder Wheel-a-thon on Oct. 2 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The museum needs 15-20 patient and helpful volunteers who like children.

To volunteer you’ll need to,

  1. Fill out the Children’s Musuem volunteer application.
  2. Complete the volunteer waiver.
  3. You’ll receive instructions at the event.

Wonder Wheel-a-thon Details

Will be on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Boomer Lake, north of the west side dock.

Volunteers are needed in during the following shifts:

  • 7 a.m. – 10 a.m. Set-up
  •  10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Help at event
  • 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.  Help at event
  • 2 p.m .- 3 p.m. Clean up, tear down

By the way, you can always volunteer for longer chunks of time.

Got Questions? Want to volunteer?

Contact Denise Talley, Volunteer Corrdinator, at denise.talley@remax.net or 405-269-9137 (cell).

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