SULPHUR, Okla. – Oklahoma School for the Deaf students are kicking off their new Key Club organization with an exciting holiday service project that ties in with organization’s goals for student leadership, volunteering and service opportunities.
Members are gathering items for Blessing Baskets to be delivered to the Little Lighthouse in Tulsa.
The Little Lighthouse is a center for children with developmental disabilities, ages birth to age 6.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – Preparing for careers after high school will be the focus of Oklahoma School for the Blind’s “Future Shock” career day on Thursday, November 30.
The event is scheduled from 10:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. on the OSB campus, 3300 Gibson Street in Muskogee.
Prior to Future Shock, OSB middle school and high school students will complete career interest surveys and compare job descriptions with the education and experience required to qualify for those jobs.
OKLAHOMA CITY –Twenty-six thousand audio books, textbooks and periodicals are currently available for loan to patrons of the Oklahoma Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
The books and digital playback equipment are free to Oklahomans who are blind or visually impaired and those with reading disabilities or physical limitations that make it difficult to use standard print.
Last year, staff served 4,884 patrons distributing an average 3,825 books to them each week.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. – A record-breaking 32 contestants are signed up to participate in Oklahoma School for the Blind fifth Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest on Thursday, November 16.
The unique Cane Quest competition challenges students to use proper travel techniques and cane skills to complete secret routes in their communities.
Cane Quest is a national program of the Braille Institute of America, based in Los Angeles, California.
Students from across Oklahoma will compete to earn points and win prizes.
SULPHUR, Okla. – Everyone in the community is invited to Fall Festival at Oklahoma School for the Deaf on Tuesday, October 31, featuring free trick-or-treating and hayrides. School organizations will charge reasonable fees for a Spookhouse, carnival games and concessions.
All activities will take place from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at OSD located at 1100 East Oklahoma Avenue in Sulphur. OSD volunteers will help guests find free parking.
Oklahoma City –The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services hired Michael Spencer from Tulsa on October 2 to lead the agency’s statewide Business Enterprise Program as operations coordinator.
Spencer and his wife Janet previously owned M & J Snack Bar, which successfully operated the Tulsa County jail commissary until September when state legislation transferred control to the Tulsa County sheriff’s office.