Lawton, Ok. – Cameron University kicks off the spring semester with its School of Business luncheon forum Friday, January 24, on the topic of "Is It Time to Get Back into the Stock Market?" Presenter will be CU finance professor Dr. T.K. Bhattacharya. Those interested in having lunch during the forum are invited to enjoy the cuisine at the university's Shepler Center's Will Rogers Room for $4 plus tax by arriving at 11:45 a.m. The presentation is free and it is expected to start about 12:15 p.m. and be completed by about 1 p.m.
Lawton, Ok. – Cameron University President's Partners, about 200 area individual and business partners providing annual financial support for university projects, are funding 132 scholarships for first-time freshmen entering Cameron for the Fall 2003 semester. Sixty of the scholarships are to be presented by staff recruiters, 72 are to be distributed by faculty, according to discipline.
Lawton, Ok. – According to the state department of agriculture information, the danger for grassfires in the Sooner State is going up as the dry spell continues. A check of the climatological date shows that so far for January, the southwest area of the state is below normal in its precipitation by about 2.2 inches.
Lawton, Ok. – The new Cameron University license plate is black on a white background and includes Cameron's seal. The plates are numbered and considered in the same category as other personalized plates. The website to obtain application forms for the plate is www.oktax.state.ok.us/oktax/mvforms/734a,pdf. Or go to the Oklahma Tax Commission site, click on motor vehicle, special plates and find the section for university supporter license plate. The Cameron University Alumni Office receives $20 dollars for each purchase and renewal of these plates.
McAlister, Ok. – Witnesses that included family members of his murder victims heard the final statement of Jay Wesley Neill last night just before the lethal injection started at the State Penitentiary in McAlester. Neill said he was sorry for what he did. Three bank employees were stabbed multiple times and a customer was shot to death. Three more bank customers who were shot survived.