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April 2014


Legal questions answered for free May 8 at Stillwater Public Library
Free legal advice from the Payne County Bara Assocaition




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Lakeside announces kids play free
No green fees; fee equipment starting May 27

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Citizens make annual trash-off a success
150 bags of trash, recyclables collected 

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25,000 books and other material on sale at Stillwater Public Library April 24-27
Spring Used Book Sale with prices from 25 cents to $1




Bibliophiles, foodies and book lovers invited to Edible Book Festival April 12
Enter a creation based on a book or come to the library just to taste!    


Stillwater Public Library mobs downtown for National Library Week event April 18
Attend the Reading Flash Mob downtown and get discounts at merchants

 citycouncilx City Council Recap for April 7 meeting
Watch video replay 
 Goat The goat squad is baaack in Stillwater
Follow the goats on Facebook to track their progress

Community website survey encourages residents to help the City of Stillwater
Help us find out more about our community 


Corey White x Plan to see country act Corey Kent White at Arts Festival
OSU student, country singer-songwriter with EP 'Making Noise' 

March 2014

 cityhall Wish outgoing and incoming city councilors well
at a meet-and-greet at city hall Monday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. before City Council meeting 
ArtsPoster x  Join us for the 37th Annual Stillwater Arts Festival
April 19-20 with entertainment April 18 
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and other ground signs 
traffic lightx Traffic signals work at Washington & Will Rogers 
Intersection will be an all-way stop beginning Monday, March 25

Statement about the recent string of seismic activity in Payne County
From City of Stillwater Emergency Management's Rob Hill

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City closes alley at 7th & Main to work on sewer line
Work begins March 20,  alley to be closed for up to two weeks

 traffic lightx Traffic signals to be out week of March 17
Duck & 6th, Hall of Fame & Perkins
Bill Darbe x City welcomes water utilities superintendent
The City of Stillwater is pleased to welcome William “Bill” Darbe as the new water distribution/wastewater collection superintendent.
Mark White x City's new operations manager brings with him extensive knowledge
Mark A. White no longer has a 165 mile-round trip commute every day
 sister cities Calling on young artists/authors for Sister Cities competition
Deadline is  April 11
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City of Stillwater to hold Spring Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
Event scheduled for Saturday, May 3

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Photo: Seven Stillwater Police recruits are sworn-in office as patrol officers

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 ´Making the Most of Retirement' students learn to ´Deter, Detect and Defend' against identity theft
Sissy Osteen teaches class March 19 at Stillwater Public Library

TextileRecyclingImage x Convenience Collection Center expands recycling service to include textiles
Resident can now drop off used clothing and shoes free of charge
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New library series introduces children to a different culture
Muslim Voices for ages 8-12 begins April 8

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Acclaimed films round out One Book, One Community reading events
OSU's Tim Prchal leads discussions

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Local author to teach free writing class at Stillwater Public Library March 15
Mary Jane Warde explains how to research and write historical accounts


February 2014


'Run To Be' a new running club for children grades 1st through 5thThe club will meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning March 25


Sue Herndon honored at Stillwater Public Library March 11
Patron recognized for donation to library Trust




National troupe performs 'Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451' March 7




Born to do Science’ is back beginning March 9
Four science programs with songwriter Monty Harper scheduled for students in grades 3-8



Library program designed to help community meet looming insurance deadline
Certified navigators will be available for Affordable Heathcare Act assistance March 12




Discover Oklahoma features Stillwater Public Library's Angie Debo Statue




Animal Welfare celebrates its 14th annual Adopt-A-Rescued-Guinea Pig month


 School censorship and privacy rights highlight ‘Fahrenheit 451’ programs



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Waste Management expands Downtown single-stream recycling pilot program
Downtown businesses can now recycle paper, cans and plastic




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Help make Stillwater clean, patricipate in annual Trash-Off Event April 12
This event continues to enable citizens to volunteer and clean up trash in Stillwater



Popular OSU professor exposes current censorship at ‘Fahrenheit 451’ program Feb. 18


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City of Stillwater is a "Certified Healthy Business"
State Department of Health regoconizes nine local organizations  

  City seeking public input on how to spend funding from the Community Development Block Grant
The City of Stillwater is seeking public input on how to allocate federal funding it should receive for the benefit of persons of low to moderate incomes.
CCWeb x View recap: Stillwater City Council meeting on Mon. Feb. 3, 2014
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Retirees prepare for severe weather at OSU Emeriti Association meeting Feb. 19
City Emergency Management Director Kirk Mettelstet featured at 'Making the Most of Retirement'


‘Stillwater Reads Fahrenheit 451’ events heat up at the library
Fire Marshall Trent Hawkins discusses Firewise communities Feb. 11; OSU features fire research on the same day


Library transforms into chocolate factory at teen program Feb. 13
Willy Wonka themed festivities for students in 6-12 grades


 January 2014

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February is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month
Schedule an appointment for your pet today.

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Fire Department employee accepted into state fire leadership program
The City of Stillwater recognizes a member of the Stillwater Fire Department for being accepted into the first Oklahoma Executive Fire Officer Leadership Program.


Residents encouraged to provide questions and comments during Budget Input Week
Twitter TownHall on Fri. Feb 7, Budget Fair on Mon. Feb. 10

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View: City Council meeting recap for Jan. 23


City Budget's Public Input Week Feb. 4-10
The City has provided a number of ways the public can provide their comments and questions

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Sign up for a women's self-defense class
Registration for the 2014 R.A.D. program now open

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Interactive voice phone system implemented to advise utility customers about outages
Two years ago following a particularly bad windstorm that downed electric lines across town, staff began to look for a better way to allow customers to report outages.

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View (PDF): City of Stillwater Winter 2014 Utility Newsletter


Tax products and preparation service offered free at Stillwater Public Library
AARP volunteers begin preparing forms at senior center on Feb. 3 and library on Feb. 4




Electric customers scam: Don't give your credit card number to people claiming you have an outstanding electric bill
City of Stillwater electric customers are being targeted by a fraudulent scheme


Partnership between City of Stillwater and Stillwater Area Sports Association underway
SASA now responsible for offering team sports previously managed by Parks and Recreation


MTC and Stillwater Library Partner to Host Free Business 101 Class
Learn the basics of starting a business on Feb. 1


Local dog athletes sled into Stillwater Public Library Jan. 21
Meet Alaskan Huskies Gumbie and Vulcan in person

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Stillwater Public Library hosts shred for secure document destruction 
Drive through on-site shredding Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. to noon

  Playground renovations underway at Myers Park
Slated for replacement due to its age and unavailability of parts.
Dancing with Daddy poster Dancing with Daddy is set for Friday, Feb. 7
City of Stillwater Community Center, 315 W. 8th Ave.

One Book, One Community: Stillwater Reads Fahrenheit 451 sparks discussion about censorship beginning Feb. 3
Six weeks of book discussion, presentations, films and performances planned

 Latex paint x Convenience Collection Center now accepts water-based latex paint
The City is excited to offer this to Stillwater residents
cycle stillwaterx Cycle Stillwater App recognized by one of the "Best Things Oklahoma Towns Did in 2013"
By the University of Oklahoma Institute for Quality Communities 

City hires human resources technician
The City of Stillwater is pleased to announce the hiring of HR technician Jordan Surber

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Primary and general elections set for open City Council seats
Dates have been set for the election of two open seats in the Stillwater City Council


Financial Planning for Successful Aging explained Jan. 15 at Stillwater Public Library

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League of Women Voters and Friends of Library host Legislative Reception Jan. 16
Meet James Halligan, Lee Denney, Cory Williams, Dennis Casey at library

December 2013

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 Library announces its Winter/Spring 2014 free computer class schedule



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Go for the Gold! at Stillwater Public Library
Children's Winter Reading Program runs Jan. 13 to March 14



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Skyping with authors across the globe at Stillwater Public Library
Wendy Orr, author of Nim's Island appears virtually on Jan. 13



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Stillwater Public Library Showcases 'Caring for Family Treasures' Exhibit 
Exhibit and accompanying programs will run Jan. 2-14

 fire truck rescue Renew or apply for your 2014 Rural Fire Service Contract with the Stillwater Fire Department
2014 applications available online now
Dixie Electric Utility says goodbye to longtime employee
Electric Administrative Coordinator Dixie Terrill will retire this week
  Some Waste Management services will be postponed Friday, Dec. 6 due to weather
  Christmas Parade of Lights cancelled for Thurs., Dec. 5
                                       Ugly sweaters & stingy gift-giving featured at teen holiday party Dec. 19 

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