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Oklahoma news briefs, June 17, 2012

Oklahoma news briefs, June 17, 2012
From Staff Reports Modified: June 16, 2012 at 7:54 pm •  Published: June 17, 2012




event set

Rose State College in Midwest City will host the National Summer Transportation Institute July 9-20 for high school students. The institute is free and open to students entering grades 10 to 12. Applications are due June 25. For more information, call 733-7450 or go to Students will explore air, water, highway and rail transit. They will tour the Port of Catoosa with the U.S. Coast Guard, travel on the Heartland Flyer to Paul's Valley, visit a highway construction site and use flight simulators.


Old baseball revisited

The Fort Sill National Historic Landmark and Museum will present a baseball game the way it was played in the 19th century. The free event will be July 14. Activities will begin with firing demonstrations at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon on the Post Quadrangle. The baseball game will begin at 1 p.m. The frontier Army post was where the first organized baseball games were played in what is now Oklahoma.


Red Cross to give training

The American Red Cross will conduct a three-day Disaster Training Institute for people who want to start volunteering with the Red Cross. The goal is to recruit and train volunteers from Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Kansas and Colorado to respond to disasters. The institute will be Thursday through Saturday at Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell and Victory Memorial United Methodist Church in Guymon. Participants may choose from multiple training courses. Red Cross disaster training is free, and lunch will be provided. To enroll, call (580) 237-5994.



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