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The Oklahoma chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting its sixth annual MS Smarty Pants Trivia Night
by Ken Raymond Published: July 17, 2012


Trivia night benefits MS services

Test your knowledge of trivia while helping out a good cause.

The Oklahoma chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is hosting its sixth annual MS Smarty Pants Trivia Night, which pits teams against each other in a fun and fast-paced environment.

The event includes seven rounds of trivia; the top team earns the Smarty Pants Trivia Trophy.

Hors d'oeuvres, wine, beer and nonalcoholic beverages will be available. Participants must be 21 or over. Food will be provided by Johnny Carino's of Yukon.

Registration is $400 per team. A maximum of 10 people can participate per team.

A “Pick Your Package” raffle will feature themed gift groupings, including some related to local sports. Purchase tickets for the “Wall O' Wine” sale during the event.

Organizers expect up to 450 participants.

Even if your team doesn't win, you'll be helping the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Proceeds will support direct services and programs for the more than 24,000 Oklahomans who suffer from the central nervous system disease. Funds also will go toward research for a cure.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Aug. 16, at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive. Trivia begins at 7 p.m.

Register before Aug. 13 by phone at 488-1300 or online at


Local physician wins award

Dr. Mary Ann Bauman, who is known to many Oklahomans from her TV appearances in support of heart health, was honored recently by the American Heart Association as its national “Physician of the Year.”

Bauman, shown at right holder her award, received the award at a luncheon in Dallas on June 27.

The award is given to “a practicing physician who has rendered outstanding contributions to the accomplishment of the AHA's mission to build healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke,” according to a news release.

Specifically, Bauman “was honored for her commitment to educating patients about cardiovascular disease risk and her service in multiple leadership roles, including president of the association's SouthWest affiliate,” the release states.


Learn about juvenile arthritis

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, and the Arthritis Foundation is trying to increase awareness of the resources available to victims and their families, as well as the warning signs of the disease.

The disorder affects about 300,000 children in the U.S., according to a news release. It can be life-threatening.

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by Ken Raymond
Book Editor
Ken Raymond is the book editor. He joined The Oklahoman in 1999. He has won dozens of state, regional and national writing awards. Three times he has been named the state's "overall best" writer by the Society of Professional Journalists. In...
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