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County board OKs new budget

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“It’s mainly a status quo budget,” Western District Comanche County Commissioner Don Hawthorne said of the fiscal year 2014-2015 estimate of needs approved by the Comanche County Excise Board Wednesday morning during its regular monthly meeting.

Hawthorne, who drafted the budget after consulting with all of the county department heads, presented it to the excise board for final approval Wednesday. The Comanche County Board of Commissioners approved the preliminary budget at its weekly meetingMonday morning.

The annual budget of $8,565,598 is balanced to match the county’s projected revenue for the same period.

The budget for 2014-2015 is $218,598 more than the budget for the previous fiscal year.

“We only had enough revenue increase to keep us current,” Hawthorne said.

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CERT: Fire and Utility Controls

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A partnership between Fort Sill, Lawton/Comanche County Emergency Management, the Oklahoma State Department of Health and the Medical Emergency Resource Center are offering a FREE class on September 26 6 to 10 pm; Saturday, September27, and SundaySeptember 26, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to teach you how to deal with emergency situations.  The class is called Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and we are conducting this training for the benefit of increasing individual and family preparedness as a culmination National Preparedness Month.

 

The smell of bacon for a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich fills the air, the sound of the bacon sizzling in the grease on the stove, but it’s a little hot, the next thing you know there is fire on the stove. The grease has started a fire. What do you do? Do you throw water on it? Do you throw flour on it? Do you throw a wet towel over it? Or do you run, leave the house and call 911; wait for the fire department while your kitchen or your house burns?Do you have a fire extinguisher? Can you use it? Have you ever used a fire extinguisher on an actual fire? What if it was your kids doing the cooking and you are not at home; do they know what to do?

What if there was a class that could offer you the information to immediately and confidently deal with that situation correctly that could potentially save your kitchen, your home or the lives of your family? Would that interest you? Do you know of anyone that has lost a home or a vehicle to fire, did they know what to do? You can learn how to deal with this now.

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