Robert Gray, of Edmond, above, has been named chairman of the Boy Scouts of America's Eagle District. Gray is an attorney who has been involved in Scouting for 47 years. He will oversee 162 packs and troops in Edmond, Guthrie, Cashion, Luther, Crescent and Wellston. Gray said he hopes to recruit more Scouts and generate interest among adults in Boy Scout programs. He also will be working to raise $90,000 for Eagle District in the 2013 Friends of Scouting campaign.
Fourteen high school and junior high jazz bands will compete Friday in the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Jazz Band Contest as part of the 43rd annual SWOSU Jazz Festival. The festival will feature concerts at 1 and 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center. The featured guest is Wycliffe Gordon, a seven-time Jazz Journalists Association Trombonist of the Year. Tickets are $10 for general admission and $3 for students. Two free clinics are set for 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. in Room 101 of Berrong Music Hall. For more information, call (580) 774-3708.
FROM STAFF REPORTS