Library for the Blind loans free audio books to Oklahomans

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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.

School for the Blind to sponsor Fall Panther Prowl road race Nov 15

MUSKOGEE, Okla. – The Oklahoma School for the Blind’s running club will sponsor a Fall Panther Prowl road race beginning at 2:40 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15.

The event is open to the public. There is no entry fee and all student participants will receive ribbons. Pre-registration is encouraged and will be open until Tuesday, November 14.

Participants will walk or run on certified 1k, 3k and 5k courses marked and monitored on the service road and sidewalks on the OSB campus at 3300 Gibson in Muskogee.

School for the Blind to test white cane skills November 16 in Muskogee

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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.

Community invited to Fall Festival Oct 31 at Oklahoma School for the Deaf

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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.

DRS Visual Services hire Mike Spencer to lead Business Enterprise Program

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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.

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