White cane travelers to test skills Dec 1 at School for the Blind’s Cane Quest in Muskogee

Young girl walks on sidewalk with white and red cane as adult woman watches

Oklahoma School for the Blind will host the fourth Oklahoma Regional Cane Quest on Thursday, December 1.

The unique Cane Quest competition encourages students to safely complete secret routes in their communities using proper travel techniques and cane skills.

Students from across Oklahoma will compete to earn points and win prizes.

Older students will navigate a route in downtown Muskogee by following verbal directions and paying attention to environmental clues to reach destinations.

Oklahoma Works recognizes “Access for All” champion at state Capitol

Woman on left holds a framed Governor's Commendation. Woman on right holds an engraved crystal vase.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Melinda Fruendt, from Guthrie, was honored Thursday with the 2016 Workforce Champion award from the Oklahoma Association of Workforce Development Boards and the Oklahoma Workforce Association.

Donnalla Miller, OAWDB chair, presented the award to Fruendt on the floor of the House of Representatives at the state Capitol during the 2016 Oklahoma Works Alumni and Business Leaders Celebration.

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