Lawton, Ok. – The public is invited to attend the free May 9 Cameron University Business Forum on "Information Security of Technology for Business" which will include three speakers. Addressing the session which gets started about 12:15 p.m. at the Will Rogers Room of Shepler Center on the Lawton campus will be John DiRenzo, David Smith and Dr Jennifer Barger of Cameron University. The session is free for the public. Guests also are invited to purchase lunch at the faculty cafeteria for $4.00 plus tax at 11:45 a.m. prior to the session.
Washington, D. C. – The toll-free Family Assistance Hotline is available to family members of soldiers on active duty, plus those in the Army National Guard and Army Reserve who are called to active duty. It's 1-800-833-6622 and answered 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CDT with information to questions about family support. Emergency assistance is available at other hours. It cannot provide information about specific location, status or mailing address but cna link family members to family support groups and rear detachments.
Oklahoma City, Ok. – After 30 days of being in the high orange level for the Oklahoma Terror Alert Advisory scale, Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry has followed the federal lead in dropping down one level to the elevated yellow step. Henry said he wanted to recognize the efforts of law enforcement and security personnel, as well as responders, to protect the state with its many armed forces members participating in Operation Iraqui Freedom.
Oklahoma City, Ok. – State Representative Ron Kirby, Lawton Democrat and author of House Bill 1278 which is the companion bill for Senate Joint Resolution 22, says a web of games and politics apparently caused the snag in a possible vote on the education lottery issue this year. Kirby notes the House members did not produce the 68 votes needed on April 16 for the special election status of SJR 22 which would have allowed the vote to take place this year, possibly in late summer.
Lawton, Ok. – The man in charge of the Marlow Post Office, Rodney Brooks, says his facility on Main Street will be open for those people who want to file last minute tax returns April 15. The window there will close at 10 p.m.