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More collisions occur in August than any other month. More collisions occur between 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. than any other time. “Most collisions are non-injury. There were more “rear end” collisions, by a high majority than any other type,” said Claudia Deakins, Director of Marketing and Public Relations for Edmond.

The City of Edmond has 87 signalized intersections, 21 school zones, and also maintains over 5,000 streetlights. Over 95% of the signals have LED lights, which allow the City to save over 75% per intersection on electrical consumption.

Edmond was the first city in the state to install and use video cameras for vehicle detection.

The City of Edmond maintains approximately 20,000 road signs. The signs are made with the brightest material available.

Information supplied by: Claudia Deakins

Grilled Salmon Recipe

1 lb. salmon
3 cloves garlic, minced
Zest of 1 lemon
Juice from 1 lemon
2 teaspoons fresh dill

Prep this dish by mincing the garlic, zesting the lemon and chopping the dill. Place salmon on grill over low coals. Cover with garlic, lemon zest and squeeze lemon over salmon. Cover and grill for 15 minutes or until the salmon flakes. Do not turn salmon.

Stay Sharp this Summer

“Reading is the foundation for all academic subjects, so go to your local library and check out books that your children are interested in,” said Eric Allenbach, owner of Club Z In-Home Tutoring Services. “Studies show that children do regress during the summer months, so we need to do what we can to not only maintain their grade levels, but if possible get them ahead.”

Myths of Fitness

You should not eat before exercising. “I like to tell people ‘you are like a cell phone’. If you look at your phone and it has one bar left on it, are you going to call your talkative friend to wish them a happy birthday? Probably not, more then likely, you are going to charge it for awhile first. Your body is no different,” said Michael Buzman, certified member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association.

Cheerleading

Edmond was well represented in the world cheerleader competitions, sending two teams, Twist & Shout and Cheers & More. This was the first time Cheers & More made the competitions, while Twist & Shout made their fourth straight appearance. Twist & Shout finished second in the finals, just a few points behind Spirit of Texas, from Arlington.

2,500 lbs.

That’s the amount of onions used from the time a class begins, until if finishes twelve months later, at Platt College Culinary class. A whopping 4,000 lbs. of tomatoes and 2,000 lbs. of celery are also consumed during the class.

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