March 2007

Weekly Winner
Oologah Lake Leader
Oologah to star in anti-global warming fight
The Public Service Company of Oklahoma announced that its Northeastern Station in Oologah was chosen as the site where $600 million would be invested to reduce greenhouse emissions. Oologah Lake Leader Publisher John Wylie explained how the project reduces the carbon dioxide (CO2) created by burning coal. The article then explained how the changes would financially benefit the Oologah area.

Daily Winner
Muskogee Phoenix
Not all food handlers learn food safety
Phoenix staff writer Keith Purtell interviewed various officials from the state health department about details of food handling permits. He learned that while Muskogee does require restaurant employees to have a food handling permit, Wagoner doesn't. The time and money involved in qualifying for a food handling permit should not be a problem for anyone, the article stated. Purtell included input from local Muskogee restaurant owners on the issue.