Oklahoma City, Ok. – Health officials and others gathered at a news conference in Oklahoma City July 10 to announce that a grant of more than $230,000 from the Health Resouces Services Administration has gone to purchase 91 automated external defibrillators. About the size of laptop computers, these can even be used by a lay person to deliver prompt defibrillation to a person with cardiac arrest.
Oklahoma City, Ok. – The Oklahoma State Department of Health has some tips to help keep down the mosquito populations which could carry the West Nile virus that affects birds and horses as well as humans. Take care to rid your yard of standing water which serves as mosquitoes' breeding grounds. Wash out bird baths and wading pools a couples of times a week and change pet water dishes often.
Lawton, Ok. – According to Lawton Arts and Humanities Administrator Margaret Chalfant, the $24,000 dollars in matching grants for programming in FY'03-04 from the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts will allow annual programs to continue and even begin a new venture for children's art enrichment. The money will go the the International Festival, Community Arts, Publications, School of the Arts and TheatreWorks, a children's performance.
Lawton, Ok. – Lawton police have been continuing to investigate the shootings at 315 S.E. Warwick Way that took place Tuesday, May 6, about 12:30 a.m. which left one man dead, another suffering multiple gunshot wounds.
Lawton, Ok. – When May arrives, graduation plans are almost complete on the Cameron University campus. C.U.'s candidates for degrees will be dressed in their caps and gowns on Saturday, May 10, to march across the stage at the stadium, with Governor Brad Henry giving the address. Henry became Oklahoma's 26th governor, the youngest in state history at age 39, on January 13, 2003.