Oklahoma City, Ok. – According to Oklahoma State Health Commissioner Dr. Leslie Beitsch, the report is a call to action. This annual report card by UnitedHealth Foundation uses factors such as prevalence of smoking, violent crime, high school graduation rates, deaths due to cancer, heart disease, infectious disease and lack of health insurance. It used new methodology in some areas in 2001 where Oklahoma's rank went from 41st to 45th, and now is placed at 46th for 2002.
Lawton, Ok. – Cameron University hosts its first C.U. Holiday Market on Saturday, November 16, 8 a.m.--1 p.m. at the stadium parking lot on 38th Street. The public is invited to attend to browse and make purchases of such things as arts, crafts and surplus items offered by Cameron organizations, and other university entities. It also is open to the public vendors with non-Cameron booth space available, according to CU Student Activities Director Jennifer Holland. Booth space is free and those from off campus planning to have a booth should provide their own tables.
Lawton, Ok. – The Southwest Oklahoma Advanced Technology Association will be meeting on Tuesday, November 12, at noon in Cameron University's Shepler Center. The topic for the meeting is attracting more high technology business and expanding its existing base in the area. It is a luncheon meeting with reservations for lunch due by 5 p.m. November 8, although the session is open to the public without the lunch and for more information call 580-581-2999.
Duncan, Ok. – Stephens County comes alive with lights when the switch is thrown on the annual Lighting the Trail holiday displays. This year the opening ceremony is at the Gazebo in Fuqua Park, Nov. 23 at 6:30 p.m. According to a spokesperson, the rainy weather has set the work about two weeks behind schedule and those who would like to help out can schedule time to help with the lighting projects by calling the Duncan Chamber of Commerce and Industry. That number is 255-3644.