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Safe water, food and medicine important after wildfire

STILLWATER, Okla. (April 20, 2018) – After a wildfire, the safety of water and food as well as medications are at the top of the priority list for affected families.
Flipping the switch on power outages

Mon, Apr 16, 2018

STILLWATER, Okla. (April 16, 2018) – Power outages happen, but families do not have to be left in the dark when the lights go out.

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Tips for wishing your home a healthy new year

Thu, Feb 08, 2018

STILLWATER, Okla. (Feb. 8, 2018) – People have all sorts of New Year’s resolutions. Some want to get slimmer, some want to save more money, some want to try new experiences. Well, what about wanting a healthy home?

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Safely sending perishable holiday gifts

Tue, Dec 12, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – What is a family to do if an out-of-town loved one cannot make it home for the holidays but loves turkey and dressing? Mailing perishable homemade goods or sending items via mail order is certainly a viable option for gift givers. Following some food safety tips will help avoid the risk of foodborne illness.

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Picking holiday presents for the children

Mon, Dec 11, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – As shoppers get into the holiday spirit, keeping a few gift-giving guidelines top of mind while picking presents for young ones can help ensure the season is safe as well as merry and bright.

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Beware of bed bugs when thrift shopping

Wed, Nov 29, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – Whether shoppers are on the hunt for the unique, vintage and collectible, or in need of everyday necessities such as dishes, clothing and even furniture, there are plenty of fun finds in thrift stores.

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Safely decorating with pumpkins

Thu, Oct 26, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – Decorating pumpkins can be a fun way for families to celebrate fall or usher in the Halloween spirit, especially as long as everyone makes safety a priority.

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Avoid potentially deadly hazards after a natural disaster

Mon, Sep 11, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – In the aftermath of a natural disaster, it often takes time for life to return to normal for affected families. During that recovery period families should remain aware of several potentially deadly hazards.

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Fire safety for college students

Mon, Sep 11, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – With students returning to their colleges and universities for the new school year, now is a good time to think about ways they can stay fire safe whether they live on or off campus.

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Take care not to damage eyes during must-see solar eclipse

Wed, Aug 16, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – Scientists and science geeks alike agree the upcoming total solar eclipse is must-see viewing, but watching all the action go down is not without danger.

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Protecting your skin from the sun

Mon, Jul 17, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – Getting in a little fun in the sun is a summertime treat, but protecting your skin from exposure to ultraviolet rays while outdoors is no laughing matter.

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Is earthquake insurance for you?

Mon, Jun 26, 2017

STILLWATER, Okla. – As earthquakes become increasingly common in Oklahoma, it is worthwhile for residents to consider purchasing insurance to protect their property as the ground shakes and rolls underfoot.

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