Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Martin Luther King, Jr. standing at a podium with a crowd all around

“Cowardice asks the question – is it safe? Expediency asks the question – is it politic? Vanity asks the question – is it popular? But conscience asks the question – is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular; but one must take it because it is right.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.
All DRS Offices Closed January 15, 2018

Presidents Day


Presidents’ Day, officially Washington’s Birthday, in the United States, is a federal holiday observed on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington (born on February 22), the first President of the United States.
The state of Oklahoma also observes the day and all DRS offices will be closed today.
All DRS Offices Closed February 19, 2018

Newcastle job seeker named spokeswoman for Deaf-Blind Awareness Week

Woman holds white cane

NEWCASTLE, Okla. – Fear of losing her remaining vision once held Sonya Cochran back more than deaf-blindness, a condition many associate with noted American author, lecturer and humanitarian Hellen Keller.

Today Cochran, from Newcastle, is beginning a job search while serving as 2017 spokesperson for Deaf-Blind Awareness Week in Oklahoma.

Governor Mary Fallin issued a proclamation for the event, which will be celebrated June 25 through July 01, in conjunction with Keller’s birthday.