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Oklahoma news briefs for July 2

Oklahoma news briefs for July 2, 2014
Oklahoman Published: July 2, 2014

In brief


Young fishers get lessons

The Parks and Recreation Department will offer free Hooked on Fishing classes this summer. Volunteer and staff educators from the state Department of Wildlife Conservation and Oklahoma City’s Municipal Fishery help young anglers learn basics including knot-tying, casting and fish identification. Poles, tackle and bait are provided. Classes are open to children ages 5 to 15. They must be accompanied by an adult. Classes will be from 8 to 10 a.m. July 12 at South Lakes Fishing Pond, SW 119 and Meridian; July 19 at Metro Tech Springlake, NE 36 and Springlake Drive; and July 26 at Edwards Park Lake, 1515 N Bryant. Call 755-4014 for more information.



Wildlife class set

Landowners can learn to enhance wildlife habitat on their properties from 9 to 11 a.m. July 12 at Oklahoma State University’s Wildlife Food Plot Day. Sponsored by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and seed companies, the event will show several acres of wildlife food plots and offer discussions with experts about best management practices and products. Although the event is free, participants must RSVP to Cherry Slaughter by email at or call the Cleveland County Extension Office at 321-4774.



Planes soar for Fourth

The history of flight will be on display as part of the Independence Day celebration in Cushing. Visit the municipal airport for an exhibit of business jets, care flight helicopters and experimental land antique aircraft. Airplane and helicopter rides are $25 a person. The fireworks show starts after sundown. For more information, visit


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