Seussical the Musical - Based on the beloved characters and stories of Dr. Seuss, "Seussical" follows the adventures of Horton, an elephant who one day hears voices coming from a speck of dust. He soon discovers that within this tiny speck exists the smallest planet in the universe! And upon this tiny planet, live a tiny race of creatures known as Whos! Although ridiculed by the other animals for believing in something he cannot see, Horton persists in his belief. Eventually the other animals come to understand, as Horton has always known, that "a person's a person, no matter how small." Performances are October 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2008
Children's Art Studio - Only the name has changed, it is still the same great program! Classes begin October 11 at the Town Hall/Carnegie Library, 5th & B Avenue located in downtown Lawton and run through November 15. The program is designed for student's in grades three through six. Six classes (sessions) meet each Saturday, 9:00 am to noon (light snack provided). Three sessions focus on pottery and three sessions focus on sketching and painting. In addition, students are taught art vocabulary, color theory, and to how to care and clean art supplies. Students are also taught art exhibit etiquette for their own show to be held Tuesday, November 18 from 5-6:30 pm in the McMahon Memorial Auditorium Lobby. Tuition is $30/semester and scholarships are available (limited first come first serve basis). Registration forms will be available online at www.cityof.lawton.ok.us/LAHC or at the Arts & Humanities Division office, 801 NW Ferris, located at the west entrance of McMahon Memorial Auditorium. Office hours are 8am-12 noon and 1-5 pm, Monday â€" Friday. The program is sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, Oklahoma Arts Council, City of Lawton, Lawton Arts and Humanities Council, and the Lawton Public School System. For more information, call 580-581-3470 or 581-3471. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for Teens Make a Difference Day will be Saturday, October 25th. This is the day over 2,500 volunteers will go to nonprofit agencies and complete needed projects. Not only will they be helping the nonprofits, but they will be learning what nonprofits do and improving their community. Last year over 2,200 Teens completed 77 projects at nonprofit agencies in Burkburnett, Iowa Park and Wichita Falls on the annual Teens Make a Difference Day. Every Teen in the area is being recruited to make the 2008 Teens Make a Difference Day Better than ever. Whether with a school, youth group, neighborhood friends or from a church Teens are asked to sign-up and volunteer. Forms are available on the website nonprofitcenterwf.org or by calling 322-4961. Projects are also needed and you can call the Center or go to the website to register. Adults are also needed to work alone side the Teens. Volunteers will complete the project they are assigned from 9:00 am to 12:00 and then go to Straight Street for a pizza lunch and a chance to win door prizes. Teens Make a Difference is a program of the Nonprofit Center started to create a new generation of volunteers and it's working many graduates at Hirschi High School are coming back to serve as adult volunteers with the Teens. On Saturday, October 25th look out for the bright gold t- shirts! In fact you might want to shake their hand or give them a pat on the back. Teens will be involved in projects including trash pick-up, planting, clearing trails, collecting can goods, painting, downtown clean-up, and sanitizing of Meals on Wheels containers. A special committee carries out this project and is chaired by Jessica Langdon this year. The Nonprofit Management Center was established in 1991 to create strong nonprofits and help them run more efficiently and effectively. For additional information call (940) 322-4961.
Register for October 20, Miracle League Golf Scramble - Miracle League of Lawton-Fort Sill is raising funds to build a synthetic turf baseball field for the mentally and physically challenged. Meet up at the Lawton Country Club for an 18 hole scramble. $75 per person, $300 per four person team. 1st place - $400/team, 2nd place - $300/team, 3rd place - $200/team, prizes for longest drive, straightest drive and closest to the pin on two holes. Hole in one contest - $10,000 cash prize, choose between Callaway BB460 OR X-20 Irons Premium Electronic Package, and choice of airline or cruise tickets for two. Sponsor giveaways and more. If you would like to be a sponsor, contact Kelley Bass at 580-248-0337. Morning scramble - 8am Afternoon scramble - 1pm. Lunch served by Pat Hunt. RSVP at 580-248-0337
Cameron University continues its Centennial Celebration with the School of Science and Technology Week from October 5-10. The departments of Agriculture, Biological Sciences, Computing & Technology, Mathematical Sciences, Military Science, Multimedia Design and Physical Sciences have planned an exciting roster of events featuring some of CU's successful alumni as well as retired faculty and community members. The result is a weeklong slate of events that will appeal to people of all ages and interests. All events are free and open to the public.
Oktoberfest, Carnival and Volksmarch slated on Polo Field Oct. 10 and 11 The Oktoberfest in the Southwest and a Carnival are slated from 5 to 11 p.m. Oct. 10 on the Fort Sill Polo Field. Admission to the event is free. On Oct. 11, a Volksmarch kicks off at 9 a.m. and from noon to 11 p.m. enjoy carnival rides by S&J Amusements, Cuddly Critters Petting Zoo, Master Illusionist Justin Mavity, Kealii's Polynesian Spectacular, kid's pumpkin patch, German music, food, family games and much more. For more information, call 580-442-9480.
Quartz Mountain Music Fest. presents Joel Harrison Jazz Quartet, 7.30pm at the Freedom Center at Altus Air Force Base. $20 tickets, advanced purchase only. www.joelharrison.com
21st Annual Pumpkin Festival, 7am-6pm. "Secret" pumpkin pancakes from 7-9am. Jack Loftiss baking contest from 8-9am. Vendors open from 9am-4pm around the square - with great food, crafts, and more. Costume pet parade contest at 2.30pm. Cordell Band Concert at 9.30am, Classic Car show 9am-4pm. Burn out at 11am, cruise 4-6pm. Parade comes around the square at 10am. Scott Lowber live performance from 11.30am-1.30pm, Alex Damon from 1.30pm-3.30pm. Kids games at 2.30pm. Ugliest and prettiest cell phone contest at 11.15am.
Frederick's First Annual Rockoberfest will be on Saturday October 11th, in Downtown Frederick! Rockotberfest will include Crazy Day, Kids Games, Downtown Flea Market, Poker Run, Bike Games, a Car Show and an Evening Street Dance! The Fun will begin with the Frederick Chamber's "Crazy Day" games at 1pm, which will include Lawnmower Races and Fire hose Polo. Teams may be sponsored by civic groups, businesses, neighborhood groups, professional groups, or any other group of crazed folks who are willing to work together to pursue VICTORY! Each team must contain no fewer than three people, but may include many more. The winning teams will receive one-of-a-kind Crazy Day Championship Trophies! Kids Games will also be available from 1pm- 4pm. There will be no admission fee for children's activities, which will include games, prizes and snacks. In addition, a Downtown Flea Market will be held, vendor spaces are only $5.00, vendors will be allowed to sell items out of their vehicle. Many downtown businesses will be having special sidewalk sales that day as well. The Frederick Lion's Club will sponsor a Poker Run and Bike Games that day. Registration will begin at 10am, with the first bike out at 11am, and last bike in at 4pm. Bike Games start at 4:30pm, and will include a Hot Dog Bite, Spud Hunt, Obstacle Course and a Slow Bike Race. Poker Run cost is $20 for the first rider, and $5 for the second. Bike Games will be $5 per bike. Cash Prizes will be awarded! Then beginning at 6pm, the Veterans of Tillman County will sponsor a Car Show with Five Entry Classes and Trophies to be awarded. Car Show entry is $20. To round out the evening, the Frederick Fire Department will host a Street Dance featuring "Five Alarm" at 7pm. The first 50 applications for the car show and poker run will receive a free Rockotberfest T-shirt; T-shirts will also be available the day of the event. For more information, or to register for any of these events, contact the Frederick Chamber of Commerce at 580-335-2126.
Altus Open Horse Show - 4H Horse Project Club, the Silver Spurs, hosting horse show at the Expo Center on Todd Lane in Altus. Books open at 8am. For more info contact Dave or Anne Pelletier at 580-563-2173
The Wichita Falls Cypress Water Plant Open House is scheduled for next Saturday, October 11 from 10 am until 12 noon at 4801 Big Ed Neal Drive. City staff will be on hand to explain the inner workings of the plant and how the city benefits from an enhanced water supply. Residents from the homes around the plant are particularly urged to attend as they have endured the construction process. The plant is a part of a $118 million bond package aimed at improving our potable water supply as well as water pressure. The Cypress plant has been on line since September 8.
Registration Forms Now Available, Lawton's 14th Annual "Frost Ya' Fanny" Fun Run - Since 1994, the City of Lawton's Park and Recreation Department has sponsored the "Frost Ya' Fanny" 5k and 1 mile Fun Run with "Candy Cane" Chase. This year's event will be held November 22, beginning at 5:15pm at Elmer Thomas Park's Festival Pad located near the 3rd & Ferris Avenue entrance into the park. This is a USATF certified course and sanctioned event. Computerized chips will be used and race results will be available online at www.dgraodracing.com.
At 5:15 pm, before the race starts there will be a free "Candy Cane" Chase where children can compete with Santa. Then at 6:00 pm, the official "Frost Ya' Fanny run will start. Immediately after the race, there will be a "Post Race Party" at the festival pad. Awards will be presented at that time. The award categories include 1st, 2nd, and 3rd for the "Youngest" participant, "Senior' participant, School with Most Participants, and Business with Most Participants. Please, no pets allowed, service animals only at this event.
Fees are as follows:
Free - Children's "Candy Cane Chase"
$15.00 - Pre-registration
$20.00 - Race Day registration
$10 - Without T-Shirt (Pre/Late)
$12.00 - Club/Group Rate of 20 or more (Pre-registration only)
$2.00 - add for XXL Shirts
Pre-registration deadline - No later than November 17 at 5:00pm.
Registration forms are available online at the City of Lawton's web site, www.cityof.lawton.ok.us, at the Parks & Recreation Department, 1408 SW 11th Street, the Lawton's Welcome Center located in the Museum of the Great Plains, 601 NW Ferris Avenue in Lawton. Runners may also call 581-3400 to request that a form be mailed or faxed.
Mail entry forms with payment (no cash, check or money order only) to:
City of Lawton,
"Frost Ya' Fanny",
1405 SW 11th Street
Lawton, Ok 73501.
For more information, contact Reginald Seaton or Cindy Griffin at 580-581-3400 or by email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org .
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An Oklahoma teacher allegedly attacked an officer during an arrest. Authorities were called to an accident after a driver ran a red light. The driver of the car, Joshua Wann, 29, reportedly smelled like mouthwash and alcohol. Wann, an English teacher at Broken Arrow High School, failed several field sobriety tests and was taken into custody.
Hundreds of disabled people and their advocates gathered at the capitol and met with state lawmakers to demand the cuts to services stop. State agencies have been told to brace for more cuts due to a nearly $900-million budget gap. "If everyone's paying their taxes, if everyone's paying their premiums, if people have health insurance they don't have to go to the emergency room and not having to fight through government assistance healthcare.."
The Department of Public Safety is anticipating another 15-percent budget cut. If that happens, they say they will have to close 25 driver’s license exam stations across Oklahoma. Some of the notable stations include Edmond, Norman and Shawnee. The closures would force some Oklahomans to travel more than 100 miles to the nearest exam station.
The three teenagers who were killed after they allegedly broke into an Oklahoma home have been identified Authorities say three teenagers dressed in black and wearing masks and gloves broke into a Broken Arrow home through a back door Shortly before 12:30 p.m. on Monday. Officials told KFOR the homeowner’s son, 23, killed all three teens with an AR-15.
James Parkman, 27, of Norman, was arrested on child predator charges after allegedly attempting to meet a 14-year old who he met online for sex. Around 11:00 a.m. Monday, officials say Parkman contacted a 14-year-old girl on a social media website to meet for sex. Little did Parkman know, the girl was actually a member of the Canadian County Sheriff’s Office working as a Task Force Member with the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation Internet Crimes.