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Inventor Develops Accessory for Trailers (OLC-308)

17 12 2017

PITTSBURGH December 17, 2017 PITTSBURGH...“I thought there needed to be a safer way to pull a trailer with air brakes behind a truck with pneumatic brakes,” said an inventor, from Mountain View, Okla., “so I invented the BECK HYDRAULIC OVERAIR VALVE.” The BECK HYDRAULIC OVERAIR VALVE provides an improved way to operate and control a trailer’s air brakes. In doing so, it could help to prevent jackknifing accidents. As a result, it enhances safety and peace of mind. The invention features an effective design that is convenient and easy to use so it is ideal for truck owners. Additionally, the BECK HYDRAULIC OVERAIR VALVE is producible in design variations and a prototype is available. The inventor described the invention design. “My design helps to prevent unexpected jackknifing with sudden braking.” The original design was submitted to the Oklahoma City office of InventHelp. It is currently available for licensing or sale to manufacturers or marketers. For more information,...

Gohlke Family Inducted into UNT Family Business Hall of Fame

16 12 2017

Gohlke Family Inducted into UNT Family Business Hall of Fame DENTON, Texas December 16, 2017 The University of North Texas recently inducted Gene and Matt Gohlke into the Family Business Hall of Fame. The School’s Department of Management established the Family Business Hall of Fame to honor and recognize Small Business Entrepreneurs. The University honored Gene Gohlke of Gene Gohlke Building Products and Denton Masonry Supply for his over 60 years in business in Denton. Gene is a graduate of North Texas and built one of the first swimming pools in Denton in 1958 which launched Gohlke Pools. Gene’s son, Matt Gohlke is the President and Owner of Gohlke Pools. Gohlke Pools is the premier pool builder in Denton County and is a full-service pool company. In addition to building pools, Gohlke Pools provides pool service and repairs, renovations, hot tubs and has a retail store located on Dallas Drive in Denton. Gohlke Pools is a past recipient of the Texas Family Small Business of...

First Annual Balloon Release to Make International Impact

16 12 2017

The balloon release is an international synchronized event where participants will gather together with a common vision: to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. Gainesville, GA, December 15, 2017 -- On Sunday, December 24, 2017, hundreds will gather together for a phenomenal event with one common vision: to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ. The first annual Chosen Balloon Release is set to take place at 1:00 p.m. where a worldwide synchronized balloon release will take place. Attached to each balloon will be an encouraging word, scripture, or prayer. Churches across Georgia and as far away as Africa and India are expected to participate. After a prayer, participants will release their balloons at their designated gathering place.When asked about the importance of the event, Min. Rhonda Whelchel stated, "Someone somewhere in this huge world may need to know that Jesus loves them."Pastor W.J. Whelchel, III, Pastor of Hickory Grove C.M.E. Church in Dahlonega, GA is looking forward to...

Simmons First National Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter Earnings Release Date and Conference Call

15 12 2017

PINE BLUFF, Ark., Dec. 15, 2017 -- Simmons First National Corp. (NASDAQ:SFNC) today announced it expects to release fourth quarter 2017 earnings at 5:00 p.m. CST on Monday, Jan. 22.  Management will conduct a live conference call to review this information beginning at 9:00 a.m. CST on Tuesday, Jan. 23.  Those interested can listen to this call by dialing toll-free 1-866-298-7926 (United States and Canada only) and asking for the Simmons First National Corp. conference call, conference ID 9490927.  In addition, the call will be available live or in recorded version on the company’s website at www.simmonsbank.com.Simmons First National Corp. is a financial holding company, headquartered in Pine Bluff, Ark., with total assets of $9.5 billion as of September 30, 2017 and proforma assets of approximately $14.9 billion conducting financial operations throughout Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.   The company, directly and through...

Panhandle Oil and Gas Inc. Announces Dividend Payment and Sets Annual Shareholder Meeting Date

15 12 2017

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J. Roger Henson, Esq. is recognized by Continental Who's Who

15 12 2017

SHAWNEE, Okla., Dec. 14, 2017 -- Continental Who's Who recognizes J. Roger Henson, Esq. as a Pinnacle Professional in the field of Law.               Henson is currently serving clients in the Shawnee, Oklahoma area as a Private Attorney, and specializes in the areas of Estate Planning, Will & Trust, Probates, and Real Estate Law."J. Roger Henson offers professional legal services to the Shawnee, OK area." Henson has been licensed for 41 years in the areas of Real Estate Law, Estate Planning & Probate, and Guardianship. Furthermore, he is a second-generation attorney, following in the footsteps of his father, who he feels contributed to his own successful law career.Henson earned his Bachelor of Arts from the Oklahoma Baptist University in 1973, and went on to earn his J.D. Degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1976.In order to further his professional development, Henson maintains memberships...

Frank J. Sonleitner is recognized by Continental Who's Who

15 12 2017

NORMAN, Okla., Dec. 14, 2017 -- Frank J. Sonleitner is recognized by Continental Who's Who as a Prominent Professor Retiree in the field of Education.              Inspired to teach zoology after discovering his inherent interest in animals, following a 50 year-plus career in the scientific research and education field, Dr. Sonleitner has recently retired from his role as an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Oklahoma (OU).Located in the heart of Oklahoma with a faculty of over thirty four members and fifty graduate students, the Department of Biology has contributed to the innovations in Biology throughout the years.  The department specializes in various research areas including Aquatic Biology, Biology of Behavior, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Geographical Ecology, Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.Amassing over thirty three years of experience at the University of Oklahoma,...

Educational Development Corporation Announces Third Quarter and Year to Date Net Revenues

14 12 2017

TULSA, Okla., Dec. 14, 2017 -- Educational Development Corporation (“EDC”) (NASDAQ:EDUC) (http://www.edcpub.com) today reports unaudited third quarter and year to date net revenues for fiscal year 2018.   Randall White, CEO of Educational Development Corporation, announced that the Company had record net revenues of $38.7 million for the third quarter ending November 30, 2017, up 26% from the third quarter net revenues reported for the quarter ended November 30, 2016.  Net revenues for the nine months ended November 30, 2017, totaled approximately $89.8 million, up 13% from the same period last year.  Per Mr. White, "Over the past summer we implemented new technologies and automation in our warehouse distribution system that has doubled our daily shipping capacity.   As a result, our shipments during the third quarter were able to keep up with our incoming orders for the first time in several years.  Our record results for the quarter are a direct...

AT&T DIRECTV to Launch First 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR) Live Broadcasts in U.S. With Full Slate of Sports, Music and Events

14 12 2017

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Dec. 14, 2017 -- Imagine the reflection of freshly groomed ice as your favorite hockey players skate out for the first time. Now imagine the bright lights of the basketball arena as they light up the court like a Broadway stage. And think of the glistening sweat of your favorite musician as they perform in front of thousands of fans… Imagination becomes reality from the comfort of your couch as AT&T* DIRECTV becomes the first U.S. pay-TV provider to broadcast LIVE in 4K HDR with a full slate of sports, music and events.    The Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Vegas Golden Knights airing Dec. 14 at 10 p.m. ET will be the first event to air live in stunning 4K HDR, via a simulcast of NHL Network. AT&T DIRECTV will also broadcast 13 NBA games in 4K HDR this season. Last season, AT&T and NBA TV, jointly managed by the NBA and Turner Sports, provided fans in the U.S. with the opportunity to watch a live NBA game in 4K Ultra HD (UHD) for the first...

EDF Renewable Energy and Kimberly-Clark Announce Commercial Operation at Rock Falls Wind Project

14 12 2017

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) announced today that the 154 megawatt (MW) Rock Falls Wind Project (Project) has begun commercial operation. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) signed an agreement earlier this year with EDF RE for 120 MW of generation which marks Kimberly-Clark’s first utility scale use of renewable energy. Rock Falls Wind Project, located in Kay and Grant Counties in northern Oklahoma, consists of wind turbines and various components manufactured in the USA. The project has created more than 150 jobs since start of construction in July 2017 along with millions of dollars injected into the local economy. “We applaud America’s corporate sector and companies like Kimberly-Clark, who through the purchase of wind energy demonstrate leadership in the drive for a low-carbon economy,” said Ryan Pfaff, Executive Vice President for EDF Renewable Energy. Their commitment allowed Rock Falls to proceed, providing an economic boost to the Oklahoma...

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