The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


March 7, 2009

FYI for 3/8/09

Kovar joins Legal Aid’s Enid office

Claudia Kovar has joined Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma, Inc., as the staff attorney in Legal Aid’s Enid satellite office.

Kovar received her juris doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Trinity University, San Antonio, and a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Oklahoma. Kovar has worked as a journalist in Tulsa and San Antonio. She also taught as an adjunct professor briefly at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication before attending law school.

Legal Aid’s Enid satellite office, 2615 E. Randolph, serves low-income and elderly people from Garfield County with civil legal problems threatening their day-to-day survival such as loss of housing or income, safety issues including domestic violence and the need for health care.

Call (888) 534-5243 or go to

Disability benefits, retirement are topic of seminar

Society Security Services will hold a free public seminar 1-3 p.m. Monday on retirement and disability benefits in the lectorium at Autry Technology Center.

The seminar will address questions about applying for retirement and disability benefits, benefit estimates including retirement planning, using the benefit planners, updating information, benefit verification and enrolling in direct deposit.

For information, call 237-4337, ext. 200.

Enid arborist attends conference

Jim Mitchell, ISA certified arborist and owner of Professional Tree Care LLC, and Zack Mitchell, ISA certified arborist and owner of Professional Tree Care of Edmond, recently attended the Midwest Chapter International Society of Arborculture conference in Sioux Falls, S.D.

The Midwestern chapter has been holding annual conferences since just after World War II.

Topics covered were new pests on the Plains, helping the Plains prepare for the emerald ash borer, pine wilt disease management, tree support systems and improving the performance of transplanted tree.

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