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City THE STILLWATER JOURNAL, Thursday, March 18, 2010 - A5 Are you ready for storm season? Free tax assistance Dan Galloway, Still- water City Manager Springtime is knock- ing at the door and that means storm season. Are you ready? If not, the City of Stillwater Emergency Management offers sev- eral services to help keep everyone informed and safe through those extreme weather events. Storm Shelter Registra- tion Many people in the com- munity have storm shelters or safe rooms -- outdoor/ indoor or above ground/ underground -- that offer much needed protection. But what happens if a storm destroys buildings and covers your shelter or safe room with debris? If you have a shelter, we recommend that you participate in the Shelter Registration Program. It's free; it's voluntary; and it allows you to take proac- tive action to keep you and your family safe. By simply providing your name and address and the location of your shelter, we will record the information in a com- puter mapping program. If a storm or tornado strikes, we can access the map and send emergency personnel to check every registered storm shelter and make sure you are safe and are able to get out of your shelter. CodeRed Alert System CodeRed is a state,of-the- art voice messaging systefn that the City of Stillwater and its Payne County part- ners uses to alert residents and businesses about certain weather emergencies and other situations that require the dissemination of crucial information. Residential phone numbers (land lines) are already in the CodeRED system, however, if you would like to associate your cell phone number with your home address you will then be able to receive notices about situations that threaten your neighborhood. How to register You may call Emergency Management at (405) 372- 7484 and the staff will complete the forms for you. Or, you may go online to stillwater.org/seccc. Both forms are on the left-hand side of the page. Registration for both programs is free of charge. This information is confidential and used only by Emergency Management personnel. You can be assured that at any time of day or night on any day of the year when there is any sign of danger- ous situations your ECCC staff and Volunteers are in the Emergency Operations Center looking out for you and me. I sleep better know- ing we have this great team in Stillwater looking out for us. I hope you do to. Please, take time to sign up so they can serve and protect you and yours even better. Hazardous waste to be collected May 1 (STILLWATER) -- The City of Stillwater House- hold Hazardous Waste Collection will be held Saturday, May 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Convenience Collection Center, 807 S. Perkins Road. Residents may drop off unwanted household hazardous waste free of charge. The collection event, organized by the City of Stillwater Environmental discarding unwanted phar- maceuticals, pesticides and other like items, so they don't have to flush or pour them down the drain." There will be two col- lection areas. The Conve- nience Collection Center will accept the following: Used oil (kitchen and motor) Auto batteries Fluorescent bulbs Auto tires Programs, is designed to Antifreeze help residents reduce the .: Scrapmetal amount of household ioliui/ Vcuum'cleaners i' .... ants in their homes arid }ieiis' ' Toaster ovens prevent them from entering the waste stream. Lou Ann Snoddy, Envi- ronment Programs man- ager, said, "We want to give people a solution to The Household Hazardous Waste Collection area will accept the following: Pharmaceuticals Rechargeable batteries Pesticides/herbicides Oil-based paint Household cleaners Lawn Care products Pool chemicals Craft and hobby supplies Old mixed fuels While the Household Haz- ardous Waste Collection is held once a year, the City of Stillwater Convenience Collection Center is open year around and accepts tires, oil, antifreeze, auto- mobile batteries, scrap metal, everyday recyclables and tras h . Some fee s apply. Commercial orgonizations are excluded from this event. For additional informa- tion, contact Environmental Programs at (405) 533=8482 or visit stillwater.org/ environmentalprograms. 'Road to Recovery' forum will be held at library (STILLWATER) - Area residents are invited to the Stillwater Public Library, Thursday, March 25 at 6 p.m. to partici- pate in a conversation on the economic recovery of our community. The forum "Road to Recovery: Making Choices for Your Community" is presented by Stillwater Speaks, an organization dedicated to civic engagement. The event will be led by a trained moderator to ensure that all the attendees will have an opportunity to be heard. These delibera- tive forums are being held across the Southern region and a variety of viewpoints are sought and encour- aged. Participants will receive a copy of an issue pam- phlet to be read prior to the forum. The pam- phlet was created by the Southern Growth Policies Board and proposes three potential approaches to the issue of the South's road to economic recovery. At the forum, participants will consider the three possible policy approaches, voice their perspectives and work to find common points shared about the issue. To register for the March 25 forum, please contact the library by telephone at 405-372-3633 or' by emailing askalibrarian@ st illwater.org. The program is free and open to those 14 years old and over. For more information, visit the library's-website at library.stillwater.org. offered at Senior Center "The City of Stillwater Seni(or Activity Center continmes to offer free tax assis;tance from AARP income tax preparers, throu;gh April 15, Mondays throtngh Thursdays, 9:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. This is a first come, first serve basis. You should bring with you; last year's tax return, copies of all W-2's or proof of any other income, and iden- tification including your sociatl security card. The Senior Center's hours are: Monday through Friday, 9: 30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sat- urday, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.,i and Thursday, 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. for music night. Stop by 1015 E. 12 the or caJ1 747-8080 for more infornnation and make sure to pic:k up a March calendar of ewents. Monday, March 22 - Free ltax help begins at 9:30 a.m. Ito 12:00 noon and will contfinue through Thursday. Womlen's pool time and oil paintiing class also begins at 9:30. Another fun activity is playimg games on the Wii gamimg system. It is avail- able ffor use during the day. Excflting afternoon games consist of social bridge, cana:sta, dominoes, pitch, puzzle solving, Mexican train dominoes, and pool. Tuesday, March 23 -A 45-nlinute; low impact exer- cise workout is held, called Sit 'm Be Fit every Tuesday and qrhursday mornings at 9: 30 axm. This time will give your body a good stretching and ttoning. Some exercises are dtone while sitting and some are done while stand- ing by a chair. Afterwards, at 10):30 a.m. you can stay and (continue your exercise whihe playing a variety of games on the Wii system. Tues;day afternoon activi- ties iinclude games such as; dupliicate bridge, canasta, pitchl, skipbo, pool, snooker, puzz:le solving, and domi- noes. A representative from Veteran's Affairs comes in on Tuesdays, from 1:00-3: 00 p.m. to help with any questions or paperwork you may have pertaining to veteran's assistance. Wednesday, March 24 - Women meet again for some challenging games of pool or you can let the Wii games challenge you to a fun time. Other activities for the afternoon include; canasta, pool, dominoes, Texas Hold'em, pitch, Mexican train dominoes, puzzle solving, and a movie. The movie, "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian". will be shown at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 25 - Come on down and try out the Sit 'n Be Fit exer- cise class. They meet again this morning starting at 9: 30 a.m. Then try out the Wii Fit system at 10:30 a.m. The Wii Fit is good for your bal- ance and coordination. In the afternoon you can join in games of canasta, social bridge, pool, pitch, skipbo, dominoes, and bingo at 2: 00. Check out the evening fun at the Center. Starting at 6:00 p.m. every Thurs- day, music night begins with country themed tunes and singing. Come join the friendly, toe tappin', good times. Friday, March 26 - Friday morning activities include women's pool time an ! craftilag time begin- ning at 9:3 n a.m. Bring a craft to work on together or practice your pool shooting skills The afternoon crowd then enjoys canasta, domi- noes, pitch, Mexican train dominoes, pool and puzzle solving. Saturday, March 27 - Spend Saturday after- noon at the Senior Activity Center. The Center is open Saturday afternoons from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. There is always a game of Texas Hold'em going on, along with dominoes, pool and card games. Last weeks winners for social bridge were; Betty Barefoot, 1'; and Donna Wolters, 2% In another game of social bridge; Jeanne Welch was first, and Lynn Fent came in second. Duplicate bridge winning partners: Betty Abenante and Murna Raft were lst; and Don Lorett and Patri- cia Logan were 2% Bud Moats was the grand pool champion for the week. Loretta Pitts takes a walk on the treadmill at the City of Stillwater Senior Activity Center. Recycle. Share your Journa00 with a friend. COTTON A Touchstone Energy  Cooperative would like to express our sincere appreciation to the following emplees of : t