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Oklahoma news briefs

Oklahoma news briefs
Published: January 26, 2012
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IN BRIEF

Oklahoma City

Telescope

event set

People who acquired a telescope for Christmas, or who are considering buying one, can learn how to find things in the night sky at a special beginners' program sponsored by the Oklahoma City Astronomy Club on Saturday. The event is scheduled from 6 to 10 p.m. at Bass Pro Shop in Bricktown. Astronomy club members will display a wide range of telescopes and help beginners master their own new equipment, in addition to offering views of night sky objects, such as Jupiter and the moon. For more information, call club President Brad Ferguson at 760-5697, or go to okcastroclub.com

FROM STAFF REPORTS

DURANT

Donations

awarded

The Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma held a thank-you luncheon Tuesday for members of sheriff's departments and drug councils. Chief Gregory E. Pyle thanked those who work with law enforcement and drug courts. “We hope they don't get into drugs,” he said, “but if they do, we have a place for them to go. Every generation has their own problems and we're here to help out.” Each sheriff's department and drug court received $5,000 from the Choctaw Nation. Donations went to Bryan, Pittsburg, Pushmataha, Atoka, McCurtain, Le Flore, Latimer, Hughes, Haskell, Coal and Choctaw counties.

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