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AARP partners with Gentiva health screenings and safe driving classes


Great pumpkin


Kyla Lynn Kinslow, age 5, claimed first prize in Choctaw Electric’s first-ever pumpkin carving contest. Brayden Cash Thompson was named runner up in the competition. Both children are from Fort Towson.


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Gentiva Health Services will present a free program for all participants entitled “New Year, New You: Being the Healthiest You in 2012.” Free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings will also be available.


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AARP safe driving classes aim to reduce the number of traffic fatalites for drivers over 50, but instructors say the course is beneficial for drivers of any age.


The class will focus on:


Age related physical changes needed when behind the wheel of an automobile.


National, state and local traffic laws and rules of the road.


Emphasis on common sense, safe driving practices rather than legal penalties for violating the law.


Stay in touch over the holidays... Local Broadband Centers provide online connection


Don’t let the long distance keep you from sharing holiday moments with friends and family living far away. CEC’s local Broadband Community Centers can help you share photos, chat with relatives and even shop online for holiday gifts.


With plenty of available computers, high speed Internet service and on-site technical assistance, the centers are helping rural residents “stay connected.”


Stop by one of your Broadband Center sand see for yourself, or give them a call. Remember, these services are free and CEC’s assistants are always happy to help you.


Haworth Broadband Center Monday -Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm 580-245-1808


Rattan Broadband Center Monday -Friday, 10 am - 6 pm 580-587-2797


Smithville Broadband Center Monday-Saturday, 10 am - 6 pm 580-244-3750


hoctaw Electric members who sign up for the AARP safe driving course on January 5, 2012 will receive a healthy bonus for their participation.


Upon completion of the 8-hour program, participants will receive a certificate of completion. Participants may present the certificate to their insurance company for a discount on automobile premiums. Oklahoma law specifies that any company doing business in this state “shall allow an appropriate reduction in premium charges. “


To enroll, call 800-780-6486


Discounts vary among insurance companies. AARP driver safety Instructors will not recommend an insurance company, but will urge you to shop for the most


attractive insurance package considering all factors affecting your personal situation.


A fee of $12 for AARP members or $14 for non members helps defray the expenses of preparing and periodically updating the materials and administering the program. The AARP Driver Safety Program is almost entirely a volunteer program with no fees given to instructors or area and state coordinators.


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