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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 –





5950 E. 11th St. – Tulsa

Monday thru Friday

7:30 am – 5:00 pm


112 S. First St. – Jenks

Wednesday thru Saturday

11:00 am – 6:00 pm


1:00 pm – 5:00 pm


3542 E. 51st St. – Tulsa

Tuesday thru Saturday

9:00 am – 6:00 pm


19296A E. Admiral


Sunday thru Thursday

11:00 am – 10:00 pm

Friday and Saturday

11:00 am – Midnight



11 W. 40th St.

Sand Springs

Tuesday thru Saturday

9:00 am – 6:00 pm




118 S. Elm Pl. – BA

Monday thru Friday

8:00 am – 5:00 pm



7508 E. 11th St. – Tulsa

Monday thru Friday

6:30 am – 5:00 pm


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

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!

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. 


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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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