School for the Blind open house to demonstrate educational techniques and technology Feb 20

Teacher helps five students practice writing skills

Muskogee, Okla. -- The Oklahoma School for the Blind Parent Teacher Organization will host the school’s eleventh annual open house and tour on Feb. 20 in Muskogee. Tours are scheduled from 8 to 11:30 a.m. on the OSB Campus located at 3300 Gibson.

Students and teachers will continue with regular classroom activities as the public, teachers of students with visual impairments and elected officials observe the latest techniques and technology used to successfully educate students who are blind and visually impaired.

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Great-paying, full-time jobs -- that’s what Jason Price wants for other people with significant disabilities.

Thanks to an innovative employment program, 940 Oklahomans have left Social Security disability benefits behind and gone to work.

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School for the Blind students to serve at Sapulpa Lion’s Beans & Chili dinner Jan 15

SAPULPA, Okla. –Thirty Oklahoma School for the Blind students and sponsors will travel from Muskogee to Sapulpa to help the Lions Club serve hot beans, chili and cornbread on Thursday, January 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

The Lions will cover the dinner shift from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The annual bean dinner, which has relied on the same favorite recipes since 1952, will take place at the First Baptist Church cafeteria, 124 S. Elm in Sapulpa.

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