School for the Deaf to dedicate library to librarian, deaf culture celebrity Oct 13

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SULPHUR, Okla. – Oklahoma School for the Deaf students, faculty, parents and friends will rename and dedicate the school’s library on Thursday (October 13) in honor of long-time school librarian Sue Galloway.

The dedication will take place at 3:00 p.m. in the OSD library located on the third floor of White Hall at 1100 E. Oklahoma in Sulphur.

Galloway retired in July 2016 after serving generations of OSD students for 25 years.

She is the great-great-great-granddaughter of Laurent Clerc, the first teacher of the deaf in the United States.

School for the Blind to celebrate National White Cane Safety Day October 11 at Arrowhead Mall

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MUSKGOEE, Okla. –Students and faculty from Oklahoma School for the Blind are gearing up for National White Cane Safety Day on Tuesday, October 11.

They have planned a free educational program from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arrowhead Mall, 501 North Main Street in Muskogee. All activities will take place at the west end of the mall between the food court and Dillard’s.

Bart Conner, Oregon state educators, Norman superintendent to keynote Oklahoma Transition Institute

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Businessman and Olympic champion Bart Conner will be among four keynote speakers for the three-day Oklahoma Transition Institute scheduled for October 3 through 5 in Norman.

OTI brings 500 stakeholders together to share strategies that help Oklahoma youth with disabilities successfully prepare for post-secondary education and employment. Educators, employment counselors, families, employers and other partners are encouraged to attend.

Quarter Horse Association saddles up for School for the Blind’s Western Heritage Day Sept 28

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MUSKOGEE, Okla. – The Oklahoma Quarter Horse Association is saddlin’ up again for 82 Oklahoma School for the Blind students who are ready to ride on Wednesday (September 28).

OSB’s ninth Western Heritage Day will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Silver Spur Western Lodge owned by Roy and Rocky Webb in Haskell.

The Webb brothers donate their rodeo arena, stage coach and hay wagon for the annual event.

AQHA volunteers will help students experience what it’s like to be a cowboy with pony and stagecoach rides, dummy calf roping, fishing and other hands-on activities.