Oklahoma news briefs for May 6, 2014

Oklahoma news briefs for May 6, 2014
Oklahoman Modified: May 5, 2014 at 11:05 pm •  Published: May 6, 2014
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In brief

Oklahoma City

Shine gets

tree grant

The Shine Foundation, an outgrowth of the Oklahoma County Shine community service program, has received a $5,750 grant from the Margaret Annis Boys Trust to plant 23 trees and other greenery along the median of Shields Boulevard next to Southeast High School, County Commissioner Brian Maughan said Monday. “We are thrilled to receive this generous grant that will help beautify this area of southeast Oklahoma City,” Maughan said. He said planting would either begin soon or possibly in the fall to assure long-term survival of the trees. The Margaret Annis Boys Trust is part of the Oklahoma City Community Foundation, founded in 1969 to work with donors and organizations to create endowments that address needs within the community. Grants are awarded through the Community Grants Program several times a year to charitable organizations. For more information, visit www.occf.org.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Top Flight

to perform

Top Flight will present a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday on the Water Stage at Myriad Botanical Gardens. Top Flight is the U.S. Air Force Band of the West’s response to America’s demand for classic rock ’n’ roll, rhythm and blues, country and pop music. Like other ensembles in the Air Focre Band of the West, Top Flight performs in support of official military gatherings, Air Force recruiting and community relations events.

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Ponca City

Dutch oven

training set

The Pioneer Woman Museum will offer an introduction to Dutch oven cooking from noon to 4 p.m. May 31. Participants will learn how to select and care for an oven, cook in the ovens, sample the results in a buffet-style meal and learn cleaning and storage tips. The class is $15. Preregistration is required and class members must be 13 or older. Register at (580) 765-6108 or piown@okhistory.org.

FROM STAFF REPORTS