Field day set for grape growers
Novice grape growers are invited to the Oklahoma Vineyard Field Day this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The free event is hosted by the Oklahoma Grape Industry Council and held at Canadian River Winery in Slaughterville, south of Norman on U.S. 77. Seminars on vineyard site selection, establishment and practices will be presented; information on black rot will also be given. Registration is required and lunch is available for $5. To register, call Canadian River Winery at 872-5565 or email email@example.com.
Tribe to break ground on casino
SHAWNEE — The Kickapoo Tribe of Oklahoma will break ground on a new casino at noon Wednesday at the intersection of U.S. 177 and MacArthur Street in Shawnee. The project will begin with a temporary casino in August, housing 300 machines, a bar and a snack shop. Construction will begin in 2013 on the main casino building, hotel and convenience store.
Speakers named for forum
Creative Oklahoma announced the speakers for its Oklahoma Creativity Forum 2012, Nov. 13 at the Cox Convention Center. Keynote speakers include education leader and author Sir Ken Robinson and Peter Diamandis, chairman and chief executive of the X PRIZE Foundation.
Website to match workers, jobs
A new free website helps Oklahoma job seekers create resumes and connect with employers statewide. OKJobMatch.com searches more than 16,000 websites to match candidates with jobs in all 77 counties and neighboring states, said Norma Noble, deputy secretary the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. Using an easy to understand question-and-answer format, job seekers can upload a resume, or use the resume builder to build a resume that maximizes the user's career options. OKJobMatch.com also allows veterans the ability to translate the skills and knowledge to civilian job descriptions, Noble said. In addition, the site identifies industry-recognized certifications that are in high demand and provides veterans with links to partner agencies that can provide more detailed job placement assistance.
From Staff Reports