McCurtain County judge appointed
Gov. Mary Fallin announced the appointment of Kenneth Farley of Idabel as associate district judge for McCurtain County. He will succeed Michael DeBerry, who resigned. Farley, 65, begins service immediately. Farley has been a private practice attorney focusing on bankruptcy and real estate litigation. He also represented the towns of Idabel, Haworth, Garvin and Wright City. Before starting his own practice, he was assistant district attorney in McCurtain County from 1983 to 1986. Farley earned bachelor's and law degrees from the University of Oklahoma.
National Guard members to be recognized
Former members of the 45th Infantry (Thunderbird) Division and members of the Oklahoma National Guard will be honored Tuesday in the House chamber during a joint session of the Legislature scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. The 45th Infantry Division and Oklahoma National Guard Appreciation Day is to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by members of the 45th Infantry Division, especially during World War II and Korea. In recent years, the day has been expanded to include the men and women who serve in the Oklahoma National Guard. In February 1968, the 45th Infantry Division was deactivated and replaced with three brigade-sized elements, which make up the Oklahoma National Guard — the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, the 45th Fires Brigade and the 90th Troop Command.
Education discussion set
The Oklahoma League of Women Voters will hold a panel discussion on education at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Springlake campus of Metro Technology Centers, 1900 Springlake Drive. The session will be telecast live at Tulsa Community College, Cameron University in Lawton, the Institute for Teaching and Learning Excellence in Stillwater, the University Center of Southern Oklahoma in Ardmore, Pontotoc Technology Center in Ada and K20 Center in Norman. Panel participants are David Blatt of the Oklahoma Policy Institute; Sharon Rodine of the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy; Terry Graham, a Burlington school board member; Lavena Brown, parent of an Oklahoma City Public Schools prekindergarten student and Brad Williams, vice president of student services at Oklahoma State University — Oklahoma City.
MICHAEL MCNUTT, CAPITOL BUREAU