Lawton, Ok. – According to Cameron University Director of Economic Development Gary Miller, the turnout was good at Cameron University November 4 as the public was invited to take part in developing Oklahoma's action plan for economic development. More than 100 of the 2,000-plus who participated in the public forums that morning at Oklahoma higher education locations around the state, gathered at Cameron's Shepler Center. "And they stayed and stayed to give suggestions," said Miller.
Oklahoma City, Ok. – Oklahoma Attorney General Drew Edmondson has announced the schedule of public forums on guidelines for those interested in learning more about the Open Meetings and Open Records Acts. The meetings start at 1 p.m. with presentations by Edmondson and Assistant Attorney General Gay Tudor, and include a question and answer session. The schedule includes Ardmore at the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center October 27; Lawton at the Great Plains Technology Center October 29; and Weatherford Pioneer Center November 14.
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.