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Oklahoma news briefs, June 13

Oklahoma news briefs, June 13
Oklahoman Published: June 13, 2014

In brief


Death ruled accidental

The death of a Delaware County man initially investigated as a suspicious incident by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation was accidental, according to an autopsy released Wednesday. The body of Andrew Joel Olsen, 27, of Grove, was found Dec. 31 by a land surveyor in a tributary of the Neosho River in the Fairland area. There were multiple skull fractures and evidence of alcohol and drug use, according to the autopsy report. The death was ruled an accident, most likely due to an 18-foot fall from the bridge that spans the stream. There was no evidence to support foul play, the report stated.

Sheila Stogsdill, For The Oklahoman

Oklahoma City

Two authors hold signings

Two book signings will be held at separate locations on Saturday. The authors are Gloria Griffin, retired superintendent of Millwood Public Schools and a member of the Oklahoma African American Hall of Fame, and Roy Page, chief executive officer of Third Degree Advertising. Griffin will sign copies of “Enduring Years: A Migrant Cotton Picker’s Memoir” from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at Full Circle Bookstore, 50 Penn Place, 1900 Northwest Expressway. Page will sign “A Letter to Evan,” about his efforts to remain close to his children after a divorce, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Mardel Christian & Education, 4848 Northwest Expressway.

Ken Raymond, Staff Writer


Tournament set for Aug. 9

Western Oklahoma State College and the WOSC Foundation will sponsor the Jim Holland Memorial Golf Tournament at The Greens of Altus on Aug. 9. Registration fees are $200 per team. To register your team visit, email, or call (580) 477-7706. Deadline is Aug. 1, space is limited to the first 18 teams. This year’s tournament will take the memorial scholarship total to more than $225,00 in endowment funding. Holland was a long-time college faculty member and southwest Oklahoma educator.

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