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Spotlight on Character:Teaching Kids about Initiative

Having initiative means that you recognize what needs to be done and do it before being asked, whether working alone or on a team. It means that you are investing in your future by being faithful to a daily plan; little by little that investment multiplies, like pennies in the bank, until one day you are enriched.

Save Lids to Save Lives Expands to Help Fight Breast Cancer

Beginning in September, more than 20 General Mills’ brands will carry pink lids. For each pink lid received, General Mills will donate 10 cents to Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, up to $2,500,000.

School Supply Drive to Benefit Oklahoma City Public Schools Children

Team Up OKC, a two-week community-wide school supply drive to benefit students and teachers in Oklahoma City Public Schools, will take place September 17-28.

Lend a Hand for National Diaper Needs Awareness Week

A baby will need 6,000–9,000 diaper changes from birth to potty training. At a cost of approximately $3,000, many Oklahomans have to choose between buying diapers for their child or putting food on the table. To emphasis the importance of diapers, the week of September 10–17 is National Diaper Needs Awareness Week.

Tips to "Fight the Bite" as West Nile Virus Cases Break Record

State health officials warn that favorable conditions continue for the spread of West Nile Virus. Oklahomans are urged to “fight the bite” and take precautions to protect themselves against mosquito bites.

Smart Start Central Oklahoma to host school readiness classes in September

Early Birds classes offered for parents in Oklahoma City Public School districts

Munchkins Needed!

Munchkins are needed to represent the Lollypop Guild and the Lullaby League! Not only that, but a casting call is being made for other roles in Rose State College’s upcoming production of “The Wizard of Oz,” due to go on stage Nov. 2-4.

School Bus Safety Tips

Back-to-school means back to busy streets. Review these bus safety tips from the National Highway Safety Administration with your kids to help them stay safe.

Reducing Mosquito Habitat Key to Avoiding West Nile Virus

As the numbers of West Nile Virus (WNV) cases in Oklahoma continue to climb, the Oklahoma City-County Health Department (OCCHD) is advising residents to take extra precautions against the mosquito-borne illness by avoiding mosquito bites and reducing habitat where mosquitoes live and breed.

Share Your Summer Story Contest Winner!

Congratulations to Christina T. of Edmond for submitting the winning entry to our Share Your Summer Story Contest! Christina won a Kindle Fire for her story submission, which you can read here.
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