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Flu Widespread in Oklahoma – What to Do if You Get Sick

New influenza statistics released by the Oklahoma State Department of Health indicate 345 persons have been hospitalized and eight persons have died in Oklahoma since reporting for the current flu season began. Here are signs and symptoms to be aware of for you and your children.

“Be Smart–Don’t Start” Anti-Tobacco Contest

Held in conjunction with this year’s new curriculum, the 2013 Be Smart–Don’t Start Contest will run from January 14–February 18. Classrooms can create video, audio or visual multimedia entries designed to educate other students and adults of the dangers of tobacco.

Eat Smart: Put Breakfast First

How important is a healthy breakfast to your child’s educational success? “Breakfast literally ‘breaks the fast’ from the night before and gives your body the food/fuel necessary to function properly and fight fatigue,” says Tiffany Bruner, MS, RD/LD, the Assistant Director of Child Nutrition at Moore Public Schools. “Eating a healthy breakfast [affects students in] the classroom with better concentration, increased ability to learn or retain information, better performance on exams, reduced behavioral problems and improved attendance records due to a stronger immune system.”

Driving on Ice and Snow

With possible snow and ice coming to many parts of Oklahoma soon, AAA reminds motorists that getting around safely in winter conditions requires preparation, planning and patience.

Avoid a Winter 'Brrr'eakdown

As 800,500 Oklahomans take to the roads for the year-end holidays, AAA anticipates it will assist more than 8,600 stranded motorists across the state from December 19 —January 2.Here are a few things to add to your list before heading out for your holiday drive.

Recommended Holiday Reads

Reading Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa books allows parents to spend quality time with their children over the holidays.

Holiday Parking Lot & Online Safety Tips

The hectic holiday shopping season means parking lots full of people and safety hazards and the heightened possibility of theft. But thieves aren’t just looking to steal newly-bought Christmas gifts, they’re also after your identity.

Youth Leadership Oklahoma Application Deadline Approaching

Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program, is now accepting applications for its 2013 Youth Leadership Oklahoma (YLOK) class to be held June 9-14, 2013. Applicants must be high school juniors or home schooled equivalent with at least a 3.25 grade point average on a 4.0 scale. The application deadline is Tuesday, December 4, 2012.

OKC Orange Leaf Locations to Collect PJs for Kids in Foster Care

Customers to receive free froyo in exchange for donation.

Contribute to the Cleats for Kids Collection Drive

On Saturday, November 10, 2012, from 10am-Noon, local Cleats for Kids will be accepting new and/or gently-used athletic shoes and equipment at the public basketball courts, located at Reno & Hudson in Downtown Oklahoma City. All donations will be distributed, free of charge, to Oklahoma kids wishing to take part in sports.
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