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We have live music, food, 80 vendor booths and much more. For more information,


please call Alicia Miller 580- 467-5393.


Oak Street Baptist Church of Kingfi sher will sponsor another Gospel Sing And Talent Show on October 23 at 6 p.m. You are cordially invited to attend and participate. Feast & Fellowship will follow. Call 405-375-6470 to get your name on the list.


Join us for an adventure tour with the Chisholm Trail Coalition. October 15 will be the last tour before the arrival of cold weather. You’ll see interesting sites and hear stories of the Old Chisholm Trail and the history of early downtown Enid through re-enactment characters portraying the events of the past. Round up your family and friends, grab your camera and head for a fun fi lled, 1 ½ hour Saturday morning adventure. Fee: Adults $6.00 Children $3.00. To schedule your reservation for adventure and learning you can call 580- 242-2233.


Join us for a fun-fi lled Sat. at the Coleman Community Center Parade starting at 10:00 a.m. followed by hamburgers, live entertainment, antique cars, tractors and vendors. Call Thelia Prentice at 580-937- 4696.


The annual Totem Pole Park Music Fest and BBQ is scheduled for Saturday, October 1 from 11:30 a.m.


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until 4 p.m. Jammers are welcome (acoustical only) and this year we plan to have vendors. For information please call 918 283-8035.


Everyone is invited to the Fall Outlaw Trail Ride October 15 in Welch, Okla. Aid in the fi ght against breast cancer while riding through one of the legendary scenic hideouts of Oklahoma outlaws in the Cherokee Nation. Percentage of proceeds go to local cancer treatment center. For more information, call Dewayne at 620-251-3290.


Reunions


The Muskogee High School Class of 1971 will celebrate our 40th reunion on October 14-15, 2011 in Muskogee. Join us for a casual supper at Civitan Club on Friday night (including Chet’s chili!) and attend the homecoming football game. Our Saturday night event will be held at the Muskogee Civic Center with a buffet dinner provided by Mahylon’s Barbecue. Following the program, we’ll have time to reminisce and dance to the songs that we loved. Bring your spouse, or a friend. Register at: www. MHS71.weebly.com


Frederick High School classes of ‘81 and ‘82 will hold a reunion beginning at the afternoon homecoming parade on Friday, September 30. Classmates will gather for golf, school tours and other fun before the banquet Saturday night Oct 1. Contact Lisa Barker at 405- 247-9723 for details. OL


To submit a free This ‘N’ That annoucement visit: www.ok-living.coop


Studies show electric cars will reduce overall emissions of various air pollutants. Photo source: Chevrolet


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eight hours to charge a Volt and more than 20 hours for a Leaf.


Since those are long standby times, consumers may decide to purchase a charging station to speed things along. A charging station enables Level 2 charg- ing by way of a dedicated 240-volt circuit, similar to that used for electric clothes dryers. According to Edmunds Car Buy- ing Guide (www.edmunds.com), Level 2 charging for the all-electric Leaf takes four hours while the Volt can be ready to hit the highway in as little as three hours. Today’s charging standards allow for power delivery of up to 16.8 kilowatts de- livered at 240 volts and up to 70 amperes. The Volt’s Level 1 charging at 1.4 kilo- watts is roughly equivalent to the load of a toaster; its Level 2 charging, estimated to be 3.5 kilowatts, is similar to the load of a heating and air conditioning system. Heavier-duty charging stations, like the ChargePoint from Coulomb Technolo- gies, draw about 7 kilowatts.


Charging stations must be installed by a licensed technician, and in many areas of the country the work requires review by a local building inspector. Chevy esti- mates putting in a charging station will usually run between $1,200 to $1,500. But the tab can go much higher, especial- ly if a household’s electric system needs upgrading to handle the increased load.


Impact


Studies by the Electric Power Research Institute, a non-profi t research consor- tium made up of electric utilities, includ- ing electric cooperatives, headquartered


in Palo Alto, Calif., show electric vehicles will reduce overall emissions of various air pollutants, even when taking into ac- count emissions from power plants need- ed to produce the energy for recharging. In fact, plugging in cars at night when power costs and demand are at their low- est actually helps an electric system run more effi ciently by trimming line losses. Down the road, some co-ops may offer special rates to encourage electric vehicle owners to recharge during these “off- peak” hours.


Currently, electric vehicles are being released on a limited basis. Chevy plans to roll out only 50,000 Volts in this, the fi rst model year. It won’t be until 2012, at the earliest, that individuals will be able to go to dealerships to purchase an all- electric vehicle without fi rst getting on a waiting list.


Whether an electric vehicle fits your


lifestyle depends on a few questions: ✓ How many miles do you drive every


day? ✓ Can you afford the cost difference


between an electric and gas-burning car? ✓ How many amenities do you want your vehicle to have?


Only time will tell if the peace and qui- et ignition of an electric car will replace the traditional engine’s roar. OL


Brian Sloboda is a program manager special- izing in energy effi ciency for the Cooperative Re- search Network (CRN), a service of the Arlington, Va.-based National Rural Electric Cooperative As- sociation. Andrew Cotter is also a CRN program manager.


The Cooperative Research Network monitors, evaluates, and applies technologies that help electric cooperatives control costs, increase productivity, and


enhance service to their consumers.


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