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Oklahoma state news briefs, July 17

Oklahoma state news briefs for July 17, 2013
Published: July 17, 2013

In brief


Moon landing remembered

Science Museum Oklahoma will honor and explore the science and art of Apollo 11's historic landing on the moon Saturday with a variety of activities. It will be the 44th anniversary of the achievement. Renowned artist Mike Wimmer, illustrator of the book “One Giant Leap,” will discuss the history of man's first moon landing and the enormous task of capturing those images as an artist at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the Science Live auditorium. He will demonstrate how he creates “moonscapes” and will sit down with young museum guests for “Draw with Mike” sessions after both of his presentations. The day also will feature the sideshow “Suit Up,” allowing guests to test their lunar exploration skills, and displays from the museum's sizable Apollo collection. For more information about Science Museum Oklahoma, 2100 NE 52, call (405) 602-6664or go to



Local man wins $1M

Tulsa resident Alan Beckert came forward Tuesday to claim the $1 million winning Powerball ticket from Saturday night's drawing. Beckert successfully matched five of five white balls, which is a $1 million prize. After taxes, he received a check for $710,000, which he plans to invest for his family's future, according to an Oklahoma Lottery news release. The winning ticket was purchased from a self-service lottery machine at Food Pyramid, 3915 S Peoria in Tulsa.Oklahoma has had four Powerball jackpot winners and this prize payment to Beckert is the 29th prize of $1 million or more from the Oklahoma Lottery.



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