Oklahoma City, Ok. – The initial shipment of smallpox vaccine to the Oklahoma State Department of Health includes 500 doses. It also has special vaccinator needles as well as information kits. The agency is scheduled to start vaccinating a core group of its central office employees plus some staffers of the city-county health department offices in Oklahoma City and Tulsa in coming weeks.
The agency has been holding nurse vaccinator training sessions throught the state to teach nurses how to administer the vaccine and monitor those receiving it.

Lawton, Ok. – Ft. Sill deployed about 300 soldiers, members of transportation and engineering units on January 14, and about 100 more on January 20. These were deployments done in conjunction with President Bush's war on terrorism. And although the exact missions, troop figures and destinations were not announced for security reasons, the post did advise the media about the deployments so reports could be made public.

Washington, D.C. – In Oklahoma, smoking-caused health care costs the state and its taxpayers $908 million annually. And 24 percent of Sooner State high school students smoke. Each year 9,100 more children and teens become daily smokers and one-third of them will die prematurely due to smoking related illnesses.
The report released today called "Show Us the Money: An Update on the States' Allocation of the Tobacco Settlement Dollars," puts Oklahoma in 42nd place in funding programs to protect kids from tobacco.

Lawton, Ok. – KCCU is bringing the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra conducted by Buddy Morrow featuring vocalist Walt Andrus to Lawton on Saturday, Feb. 15. The 7:30 p.m. concert will take place at McMahon Memorial Auditorium, 801 N.W. Ferris.
"It's a great gift for your valentine," said KCCU General Manager Mark Norman.
All seats are reserved and tickets may be purchased for $12.50 or $10. For ticket information call the McMahon Box Office at 580-581-3472.

Lawton, Ok. – College-bound students of any age are invited to take advantage of free workshops in the area which will focus on information to allow them to apply for financial assistance.
The information provided on admissions and financial aid will be valid for all colleges and universities in Oklahoma and may be used by high school students as well as adults. It will be presented at theses sessions by Cameron University admissions and financial assistance staff members. The free sessions are open to the public.

Lawton, Ok. – Representatives from the Library of Congress and the AARP will conduct two training sessions for volunteers who would like to take part in the Veterans Histroy Project work. The training session for volunteers from the community is set for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2--4:30 pm, at Cameron University Student Activities Building, in the 300 block of University Drive, Lawton.
The second session for Cameron University student volunteers is set for 5--6 pm.

Lawton, Ok. – Cameron University kicks off the spring semester with its School of Business luncheon forum Friday, January 24, on the topic of "Is It Time to Get Back into the Stock Market?" Presenter will be CU finance professor Dr. T.K. Bhattacharya.
Those interested in having lunch during the forum are invited to enjoy the cuisine at the university's Shepler Center's Will Rogers Room for $4 plus tax by arriving at 11:45 a.m. The presentation is free and it is expected to start about 12:15 p.m. and be completed by about 1 p.m.

Lawton, Ok. – Cameron University President's Partners, about 200 area individual and business partners providing annual financial support for university projects, are funding 132 scholarships for first-time freshmen entering Cameron for the Fall 2003 semester. Sixty of the scholarships are to be presented by staff recruiters, 72 are to be distributed by faculty, according to discipline.

Lawton, Ok. – According to the state department of agriculture information, the danger for grassfires in the Sooner State is going up as the dry spell continues. A check of the climatological date shows that so far for January, the southwest area of the state is below normal in its precipitation by about 2.2 inches.

Lawton, Ok. – The new Cameron University license plate is black on a white background and includes Cameron's seal. The plates are numbered and considered in the same category as other personalized plates.
The website to obtain application forms for the plate is www.oktax.state.ok.us/oktax/mvforms/734a,pdf. Or go to the Oklahma Tax Commission site, click on motor vehicle, special plates and find the section for university supporter license plate.
The Cameron University Alumni Office receives $20 dollars for each purchase and renewal of these plates.


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