Lawton, Ok. – The four-person scramble with a combined minimum team handicap of 35 is the plan for the 18th Annual Cameron University Alumni Association Benefit Golf Tournament. The public is invited with individual or team entry for the event, Friday, Sept. 5, with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start at the Ft. Sill Golf Course. Lunch and registration start at 11 a.m. with a limited number of tee times available at 8 a.m. for those unable to do afternoon play. $50 per person covers the greens fee, cart rental, cold beverages on the course plus lunch.
Lawton, Ok. – The Southwest Oklahoma Blood Institute has put out the call for more donors and no appointment is necessary to help bring the supply up during this time of shortage which is at a twelve-year low. The center is one of several offices of the Oklahoma Blood Institute based in Oklahoma City which serves the needs of 92 hospitals around the Sooner State plus ships blood to the U. S. military.
Lawton, Ok. – Cameron University was the host for the signing of a new agreement for an educational venture including Cameron, Western Oklahoma State College, Comanche County Memorial Hospital, Southwestern Medical Center, Duncan Regional Hospital plus Memorial Hospital and Physicians Group of Frederick in July. The cost for the program, to be funded by the medical partnership, to allow students to study nursing through the educational partnership between CU and WOSC is expected to be more tha $400,000 this first fiscal year, and $300,000 the second year.
Oklahoma City, Ok. – Three men from Southwest Oklahoma have been named to serve on a commssion to explore ways to protect state military installations during the next base realignment and closure round set for 2005. Governor Brad Henry appointed defense contractor George Moses, retired Army colonel from Lawton-Ft. Sill, and Dr. Joe Lynn Leverett, Altus civic leader.
Oklahoma City, Ok. – Governor Brad Henry and Oklahoma Homeland Security Director Bob Ricks say more than $25 million dollars in funds will go to local communities for homeland security efforts. The awards are being made through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the Office of Domestic Preparedness. The majority of the funds will go toward implementation of the First Responder Equipment Program in eight regions across Oklahoma.