CHELSEA, OKLA. – Albert Averyt, known as Bud, couldn’t afford a hunting rifle, so at age 17, he bought and converted a military rifle.
“The first thing I did was cut off the stock, cut off the barrel and crowned it,” Averyt said, smiling a little as he remembered the process. “I had to bend the bolt handle because I added a scope, contoured the receiver, and drilled and tapped holes for the scope mount.”
And so a gunsmith was born thanks to “a little common sense and a lot of reading.”
OKLAHOMA CITY – Melinda Fruendt, from Guthrie, was honored Thursday with the 2016 Workforce Champion award from the Oklahoma Association of Workforce Development Boards and the Oklahoma Workforce Association.
Donnalla Miller, OAWDB chair, presented the award to Fruendt on the floor of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol during the 2016 Oklahoma Works Alumni and Business Leaders Celebration.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. -- The Oklahoma School for the Blind and their Parent Teacher Organization will host the annual “Future Shock” Career Day on Thursday, Nov. 3.
Future Shock is a unique educational experience designed for blind and visually impaired students from across the state of Oklahoma, their families, teachers of students with visually impairment and other interested individuals.
The event is scheduled from 12:30 until 3:10 p.m. on the OSB campus, 3300 Gibson Street in Muskogee.
EDMOND, Okla. − The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services’ Vocational Rehabilitation office in Edmond will relocate on Friday, October 28, to 235 W. Dennis Street. The location is east of Apple Village Manufactured home Community.
The office provides career planning, employment and related services to job seekers with disabilities.
The main phone number will remain 405-657-1800.
This DRS Division office serves customers from Edmond, Crescent, Luther and far north and far northwest Oklahoma City, except those who are blind or visually impaired.
SULPHUR, Okla. – Oklahoma School for the Deaf students, faculty, parents and friends will rename and dedicate the school’s library on Thursday (October 13) in honor of long-time school librarian Sue Galloway.
The dedication will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the OSD library located on the third floor of White Hall at 1100 E. Oklahoma in Sulphur.
Galloway retired in July 2016 after serving generations of OSD students for 25 years.
She is the great-great-great-granddaughter of Laurent Clerc, the first teacher of the deaf in the United States.