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Celebrating public works

EDMOND — The city of Edmond is celebrating National Public Works Week in recognition of public works employees. Public Works maintains public roadways, drainage systems within the right of way, streetlights, traffic signals, traffic signs and pavement markings. The department also maintains water distribution, collection of wastewater and city buildings and vehicles. It provides commercial collection, residential curbside collection, recycling and bulk item collection and manages the hazardous waste pickup program.

Norman road project begins

NORMAN — A city contractor has begun milling the existing asphalt driving surface on Peters Avenue between Gray and Eufaula streets. Included in the project is milling of the driving surface on Comanche Street between Peters and Jones Avenue, including the side parking areas adjacent to the courthouse and businesses on the north side of the street. Paving will occur the evenings after the milling of the asphalt. Streets will be open to traffic from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The roads will be closed each day at 6 p.m. for the repaving project, which is expected to be completed by Friday.

Hobart to celebrate freedom

HOBART — The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute will hold a Celebration of Freedom this weekend to celebrate patriotism, honor the military and remember loved ones who died serving the nation. The free event is from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday on the Courthouse Square. The parade starts at 10 a.m. Saturday. For more information, call 580-726-5900.

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