Oklahoma City, Ok. – The first two cases of Type A Influenza have been reported by the Ok. State Department of Health in the fall of 2003. According to health officials, that is a lot earlier than usual. The two confirmed cases were reported in Oklahoma County. Normally there are some cases in late December with the peak of the season later in January and February. Flu vaccine is available at county health departments and local physicians' offices.
Lawton, Ok. – In the middle of Gore Boulevard in Lawton between 3rd and 9th Streets, the lights are starting to go up with November 21 the annual holiday parade as the kickoff. Volunteers are needed every Saturday morning to help with the work of stringing the lights and families as well as organizatins are welcome to help to decorate the Boulevard of Lights venue. The public is invited to attend the Boulevard of Lights' Luncheon Fundraiser on Oct. 17, 11 a.m.--1 p.m. at the Outback in Lawton. For more information, call 353-BLVD.
Lawton, Ok. – The free IRS e-file electronic tax filing seminar at Cameron University's Shepler Mezzanine on Wed., Nov. 5, 9 a.m.--noon, is for businesses that currently offer the service to learn the latest information plus others interested in the process. It will feature the benefits, new on-line account access, incentives for those offering the service and more. The panel discussion involves software developers, tax practivitionser, plus representatives of the IRS and the Oklahoma Tax Commission. To pre-register (which is required), call (580) 355-5574, extension 233.
Lawton, Ok. – Cameron University's first attempt at early holiday shopping offerings last fall was such a success that the second annual CU Holiday Market is set for Saturday, November 8. Plans are for the market booths to be set up on the Cameron Stadium parking lot from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. Booths are free for students, campus organizations, faculty and staff with outside groups and individuals having booths for $5.00. For more information, contact the Cameron Student Activities Office AT 580-581-2217. Preregistration is required by noon on Friday, November 7.
Oklahoma City, Ok. – Last week U. S. Senator Don Nickles said he has finally made his decision and will not run for a fifth term in the U. S. Senate. Now decisions are being made by those who might try to fill that seat.