Lawton, Ok. – If you are in the area of the Cameron University campus at 2800 West Gore, you already know about the carillon system that plays tunes following the chimes at the top of the hour. The system was a gift to the university from 1935 C.U. graduate Ina Mae Stapp in 2001 who presented it in memory of her husband O.M. "Bud" Stapp.
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.