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July 5, 2012

High Plains RC&D to meet July 26

Woodward, Okla. — The public is invited to attend the High Plains Resource Conservation and Development District's (HPRC&D) annual meeting and banquet on July 26.

The meeting and banquet will be held at the Woodward Convention Center, 3401 Centennial Drive.  The meeting will start at 3:30 p.m., with the banquet to follow at 6 p.m.  There's no charge to attend either event.

During the board meeting, RC&D Chair Coleta Bratten said, "A review of the recent Legislative session will be conducted."

As part of this review, attendees will hear about programs to aid conservation and improve the economy in the High Plains RC&D area that originated in the legislature, Bratten said.

The High Plains RC&D serves Woodward, Beaver, Cimarron, Dewey, Ellis, Harper, Texas and Woods counties.

Bratten said the meeting will also include discussion about the various conservation and economic development projects the nonprofit organization is involved with, said Chair Coleta Bratten.

"At the meeting, we will highlight projects we've conducted and hope to announce new ones," Bratten said.

"In the past year, we worked on getting grants for small businesses," she said. "Among them, we helped the Vici Grocery in Dewey County expand, and with getting a walk-in freezer for the Walnut Creek Farms store in Woods County."

For the future, High Plains RC&D plans to continue efforts to obtain grants for businesses, as well as stay involved with conservation matters, as its name alludes to, Bratten said.

"One of the projects we're working on is obtaining lab equipment for testing various cedar products and oils," she said. "Right now, that has to be done in Canada."

The cedar project is part of efforts to evaluate the marketability of various products that could be made from the prolific red cedar found across Northwest Oklahoma.

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