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I2-THE PERKINS ]OURNAL, Thursday, luly 31 2003 I- MTC' " " s innovative )roach yields big iizc,.nomlc00 gains .... area i' For many communities, eco- communities, creating jobs and offering business development !omlc development is often contributing to the economic assistance during the early criti- !l)lely thought of as luring big development of the area. cal stages of the entrepreneurial i lusinesses, with their associated According to Dr. Fred Shultz, process. -!)bs and payroll, into an area. ifhe reality of that scenario, rough, is that competition is cry intense for the few oppor- mities that may arise. For Technology Center, sisting in the development f locally based businesses is arded as a key role for the eer and technology training anization and one that bene- ; from an innovative approach ,y the center, Meridian has been very suc- zssful in the introduction and .gntinued growth of its business cubator program, housed in the [eridian Technology Center for 'Uusiness Development (CBD). ull fact, total investment capital !ad research grant funds raised client companies approaches million dollars. The avail- of the CBD and the it provides have made possible for companies to stay  Stillwater and surrounding Meridian's superintendent and CEO, "Meridian Technology Center has played an integral part in bringing large busi- nesses to the region but we are just as proud of our efforts to help develop and support suc- cessful companies from within the communities we serve." Companies associated with the CBD account for 65 jobs that have been retained by or added to the local economy and projected increases should add another 28 jobs within two years. Opened in 1998, the Center for Business Development (CBD) is an innovation facility that houses the business incu- bator and is designed to assist new and emerging companies develop into successful busi- nesses. The Center's mission is to provide an environment con- ducive to applied research and development activities, while Clients also receive shared support of personnel and equip- ment with other businesses located in the center, as well as accessibility to all programs and services offered at Merid- ian Technology Center. To date, 24 client companies have been or are currently located in the CBD. Already, seven of those have matured into profitable companies successful enough to move on to their own facilities. Currently, 16 clients are housed in the facility, with many more on a waiting list. Those desiring more infor- mation about the Center for Business Development or the support programs offered through Meridian Technol- ogy Center's Business and Industry Services division are encouraged to visit the Merid- ian Web site, www.meridian- technology.com, or call (405) 377-3333. Cadet Alan Dakatah Miller Cadet Thomas Kyle Wonsch Local youth graduate from Thunderbird Youth Ac Thunderbird Youth Academy is proud to announce the gradu- ation of Cadets Alan Dakatah Miller and Thomas Kyle Wonsch of Tryon, Oklahoma. Class 2-02 Cadets received their diplomas on June 21 in the Pryor High School Auditorium. This was the 20th graduating class from Thunderbird Youth Academy. The cadets crossed the stage after successfully completing a 22-week resi- dential program. They will now enter into a 12 month post-residential phase which will require them to stay on track with their self appointed life plans and report to the academy on a regular basis. During their stay at the acad- emy, the cadets participated in numerous community service projects, learned drill and ceremony, studied for their GED and took college classes. They also gained discipline and physical training. Thunderbird Youth Academy is commending them for their'hard work and discipline needed to complete this program. The cadets Of Class 2-02 accomplished the follow- ing: Approximately 79 of the Cadets were awarded their GED's, participated in more than 13,000 hours of commu- nity service, 33 cadets enrolled in college classes, 9 enlisted with the cadets cadets achieved Physical Fitness award cadets earning the lq Award for physical located in Pryor, oK accepting applications next cycle, which 21. TYA accepts "a youth between the and 18. For more tact the academy at 824-4850, visit the www.ngycp.org/ok, the public tours on at 10 a.m. 'Defeat the Heat' campaign reaches to County commissioners open, evaluate t , Iprotect young, athletes from dehydration Moira K. Wiley options, both on equipment and per ton. In another re-bid. for mechanic bid from Stillwater bid $35 l using his own tools charge or travel Bid #2003-82 was als0 for reclaimer tips and Journal Staff Writer Payne County Commission- ers held four bid openings and evaluated bids in two other areas in their regular meeting on Monday. Bids evaluated included those for bid 2003-76 for medical supplies for the Health Depart- ment. Commissioners approved the suggestions submitted by Health Department, which included a per item breakdown with contracts awarded to Phy- sicians Sales & Service, Moore Medical Corporation and Labo- ratory Supply Company. These items would be shared between the health departments in both Payne and Kay counties. All the bids for #2003-79 for the lease/purchase of motor grader were rejected and the item will be re-bid. Commis- sioners Jim Arthur and Bill Deering felt they needed more financial terms, before making a decision on the matter. Bids were opened for Bid #2003-78 for asphalt overlay on Lakeview Road project. Bids were received from Bailey's Paving Co., Inc. out of Carney at a cost of $31.10 per ton and from Kern's Companies from Stillwater at a cost of $30.81 per ton. Bid 2003-80, which was a re- bid for asphaltio materials, was also opened. These bids were for roto milled asphalt with three bids received. Evans and Associates from Ponca City bid $12 per ton, Quapaw Company from Stillwater bid $6 per ton and Bailey's Paving bid $8.50 from Dallas heavy duty concrete for heavy duty $4.46 for high abrasiOn. and $9.05 for both center out of Antioch for the concrete bits for both the They did not submit s holders. NEW xo yOUR AREA $14.9 UNLIMITED ACCESS n' With the summer heat set to nesses, according to the Centers how to Defeat the Heat: ,md temperatures soaring across for Disease Control and Pre- Always drink before, during se country, OU Head Women's vention. Many more children and after activity roccer Coach Randy Evans require medical attention due to Bring the right fluids. Research ')ined forces with the Okla- dehydration and heat illnesses shows sports drinks like Gato- I|oma SAFE KIDS Coalition suffered during the hot summer rade hydrate best lvnd OU Children's Physicians months. Children need fluids as part it'? promote "Defeat the Heat," Research shows that children of the essential equipment for flYle first-ever public safety are more susceptible to dehydra- playing sports safely tmpaign dedicated to protect- don and heat illness than adults, Parents can use these tips to keep g acve kids from  gerous but ,y d  ilMnind that A+B+C=Defeat the !lliehydration and heat i ness. the National SAFE KIDS Cam- Heat Now in its second year, Defeat paign revealed that more than 3 Studies show that when drink- Le Heat -- a partnership of the out of 4 parents of active kids ing water, kids will drink only ational SAFE KIDS Cam- aged 8-14 do not know how about 50 percent of what they fign, NationalAthleticTrainers to prevent dehydration in their need while a lightly flavored ssociation (NATA) and Gato- children. A few basics bJl parents sports drink like Gatorade ]de -- is dramatically increas- should know: encourages them to drink 90 lg its Year Two reach with help A child can lose up to a quart of percent more than water to stay om professional sports leagues sweat during a two-hour sports better hydrated aOt will spread important safety game- Warning signs of dehydration ll,essages this summer through Children absorb more heat include headaches, unusual ilmmunity outreach and in-sta- from their environment than fatigue and thirst. iumcommunications across the adults and cannot dissipate that For more information untry. heat through sweat as quickly, on Defeat the Heat. visit )i Each year more than 300 The "ABCs" are an easy way www.defeattheheat.com or call ;!eople die of heat-related ill- for kids and parents toremember toll-free 1-866-5DEFEAT. g "a awarded community !yevitalization grant )KLAHOMA CITY-- The city dents, needS specific to the community if Agra received a state grant Sen. Morgan, D-Stillwater, said and encourages an increase in the iecently for community revi- the of life in the community. grants are provided through quality !rflizations, Sen.Mike Morgan funding from the U.S. Depart- According to Rep. Danny t nd Rep. Danny Morgan have ment of Housing and Urban Morgan, these grants will "allow ounced. community important Development (HUD). many t,t The Oklahoma Department of The CDBG Community Revi- infrastructure needs to be met rk, l.ommerce/Office ot Commumty talization program helps eligible including storm drainage proj- ievelopment has announced that cities, towns, and counties with ects, fire protection, streets, rty towns, cities and counties improvements that have been handicapped accessibility, and receive Community Devel- identified in their Strategic more. A total of 87,979 Oklaho- Block Grants (CDBG) Plan. The Strategic Plan takes marts will benefit from the funded the Community Revitaliza- into consideration the goals and projects. 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