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Oklahoma state briefs for Aug. 8, 2014

Oklahoma state briefs for Aug. 8, 2014
From staff reports Modified: August 7, 2014 at 7:15 pm •  Published: August 7, 2014


Event set for vet’s home

The nonprofit group Homes for Our Troops will conduct a groundbreaking ceremony and celebration to kick off construction of a house for Army Spc. Quinton Picone. The event will begin at 11 a.m. Aug. 23 at Lot 4, Krebs Lake Road. Homes for Our Troops, based in Taunton, Mass., is committed to building specially adapted homes at no cost to veterans nationwide who have returned home with life-altering injuries. Picone lost both of his legs and suffered multiple fractures to his right hand from an improvised explosive device Nov. 30, 2011, in Kandahar, Afghanistan. To RSVP for the celebration or to help with the project, contact Katelyn Donovan at

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host talk

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will hold a ranch gathering on Aug. 19 at the Holdenville High School cafeteria. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by a free beef dinner. The event is open to the public. Special Ranger Kent Dowell will give an update on law enforcement activities and share information on how ranchers can keep their livestock and equipment safe. RSVP to (800) 242-7820, ext. 192, or The meeting is sponsored by Novartis Animal Health. Anyone who joins TSCRA at the gathering will receive a free metal gate sign courtesy of Bayer Animal Health and New Holland Agriculture.

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Oklahoma City

Septemberfest is planned

The Oklahoma History Center and the Governor’s Mansion will sponsor the 18th annual Septemberfest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 6. Admission to all activities and the museum are free. Visitors can interact with living historians representing World War II, cowboys, land run participants, 19th century American Indians, antebellum musicians, the Civil War and more. The past will come to life with learning stations, hands-on activities and demonstrations. The adventure continues inside the History Center with live performances, storytelling and exhibits. For information contact or call 522-3602.

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