Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Events: November 2, 2005

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

OKC Events: November 2, 2005

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The Oklahoma Arts Council is marking its 40th anniversary this year and it's hosting the 30th annual Governor's Arts Awards on Nov. 29. The presentation, featuring Gov. Brad Henry, will be at 4 p.m. on the fourth floor rotunda at the State Capitol. A reception will follow on the second floor rotunda.

Recipients of the Governor's Arts Awards will be Donald Coffin, Guthrie; Simon and Rita Levit, Tulsa; and Yvonne Kauger.

Bank of Oklahoma will receive the Earl Sneed Memorial Business in the Arts Award and the Bill Crawford Media in the Arts Award will go to Charles Clark, Lawton, and Danna Sue Walker, Tulsa. Arts and Education Awards will go to Kathleen Blake, Edmond; Deb Mahew Smith, Muskogee; Bryon Test, Goodwell; and Doug Zook, Broken Bow.

Receiving the Community Service Awards will be Elizabeth Gaberino, Holdenville; Karen Help, Norman; Maybelle Wallace, Tulsa; Paula Stover and Billie Thrash, Oklahoma City. Cordell Mayor Alex Damon will be presented the George Nigh Mayor's Award and Billie Barnette, Tulsa, will receive the Marilyn Douglass Memorial Award.

Special Recognition Awards will go to Fred Queen, Norman; Oscar and ShIronbutterfly Ray, Muskogee; Fort Sill Military Installation, Lawton, and KFOR-TV.

Remember the USO?

The Edmond Historical Society will honor the 60th anniversary of the end of World War II with a USO dance on Friday. The party at the society building, 431 S. Boulevard, will be from 6 until 11 p.m. with tickets priced at $25 per person. Free admission will go to military personnel who have served overseas in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

From 6 until 7 p.m., dance lessons will be available to those who don't know or who have forgotten the dances of the era. The Floyd Rice Band will provide big band music for swing dancing.

Veteran commentary will be offered by Jack R. Myers, Anthony Rosetano and William VanOsdol. VanOsdol will have a signing of his books, Famous Faces of World War II: A Generation of Patriots and From Whence They Fell. Myers also will sign his book, Shot At and Missed.

For reservations, call 340-0078. Attendees are encouraged to wear period costumes and door prizes will be awarded for the best. …

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