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April 6, 2013

Local News Briefs for 4/7/13


Watson will present as Rogers

Doug Watson, professor emeritus of English at Oklahoma Baptist University, will perform as Will Rogers for Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center’s Brown Bag Lunch & Learn on Wednesday.

The presentation is free and will be at noon in the Humphrey Heritage Village Church. In addition to the Brown Bag lecture, Watson will visit two schools while he is here.

Watson portraying Will Rogers will be one of the scholars featured during Summer Chautauqua June 11-15 at the Heritage Center. This year’s Chautauqua theme is The Roaring ’20s.

Watson has been involved in historical characterization since 1991, traveling with the Great Plains Chautauqua as Nathaniel Hawthorne and Stephen Crane. Since 2006, he has performed as Will Rogers hundreds of times around the United States and has presented the program in more than 300 schools around the state and other places.

For information on Heritage Center programs, call 237-1907, or go to Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is located at 507 S. 4th.

OBI holding 2 drives this week

Oklahoma Blood Institute will have a pair of blood drives this week in the Enid area.

They are:

• Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday at Lowe’s, 5201 W. Garriott.

• 3:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday at Westlake Recreation Area, west of Lahoma. The drive is sponsored by American Veterans Motorcycle Club-Enid Chapter.

All donors will receive an OBI insulated lunch tote, free health screenings and Donor Reward Points. If donors choose to forgo the donor appreciation item, funds designated for this item will be directed to Global Blood Fund.

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