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Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 4:00 am

ORO VALLEY POLICE DEPARTMENT’s High Visibility Enforcement (HiVE) October deployments

The Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) will continue with its High Visibility Enforcement (HiVE) efforts during the month of October on Oracle Road at the Magee and Suffolk intersections.  OVPD hopes to increase awareness and reduce collisions related to inattention, following too closely and failing to yield to other drivers.  

OVPD will deploy six motorcycle officers in those intersections on the following dates:

Oct. 16, 2012      7 – 10 a.m.

Oct. 17, 2012      4 – 7 p.m.

Oct. 22, 2012      7 – 10 a.m.

Oct. 25, 2012      4 – 7 p.m.

 Motorists are asked to be aware of the additional enforcement activity and drive safely.

 If you have any questions about this news release or traffic-related issues in Oro Valley, please contact Lt. Chris Olson at 229-4902.

 

OV American Legion hosts Oratorical Scholarship  

The Oro Valley American Legion Post #132 will host the 76th American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program at the local level. The Constitutional speech contest is open to all citizens or lawful permanent residents of the United States who are under 20 years of age on April 19, 2013. They must be currently enrolled in a high school or junior high school (public, private, parochial or military) in which the curriculum is considered to be high school levels of grades 9-12.

There are five levels of competition and cash prizes will be awarded at each level (top prize at the national level is $18,000). The local contest will be on, or before, Feb. 23, 2013. Preparation for the event is extensive, so it is important that contestants start early. 

Enlist the help of teachers and school now. The contestants are required to deliver a memorized oration of not less than eight and not more than 10 minutes in duration on some phase or phases of the Constitution of the United States. 

For more information, contact Post 132 Contest Chairman Jim Cox at 825-8582 or visit legionoratoricalcontest@msn.com for more information and application.

Help promote women’s health

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The Explorer is preparing for the second-annual edition of Paint the Desert Pink.

Paint the Desert Pink is about raising awareness, promoting women’s health and telling the stories of women who have had the disease, are going through treatment or programs that work to help.

If you have a story, please call Managing Editor Thelma Grimes at tgrimes@explorernews.com or 797-4384.

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