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Grant provides Will Rogers Memorial Theatre upgrades

Grant provides Will Rogers Memorial Theatre upgrades

Christmas came early for the Will Rogers Memorial Foundation as it learned it will share in $3 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to the arts and cultural sector by Gov. Kevin Stitt. Administered as Oklahoma Arts and Cultural Industry Relief Grants by the Oklahoma Arts Council (OAC), funding will help sustain organizations whose arts programs are vital to economic development, quality of life and education in Oklahoma.

Rogers County students named by Joy Hofmeister as new members of Student Advisory Council

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister has named Rogers County students among 97 Oklahoma high school students to her 2021 Student Advisory Council, the sixth consecutive year the group has been convened to assist Hofmeister and the Oklahoma State Department of Education in matters of policy.

GRDA protecting eagle nesting area below Pensacola Dam

New activity in an established bald eagle nest, located in an area below the Pensacola Dam main spillway, has prompted the Grand River Dam Authority to close access to the area, as it also did in 2020. The area will be marked by signage, advising the public of the nest and that disturbing it is a violation of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act, which could result in a criminal fine of $100,000. A portion of the spillway area, popular as an off-roading destination, will also be closed to visitors to help protect the nest.

Free ACT practice this Saturday

Oologah students are invited to join Winward Academy for a free, virtual ACT exam taken from the comfort of their homes while supervised by a live proctor online. It’s the perfect time to do a practice test for the upcoming exams or to get a baseline assessment to guide studying.

Will Rogers

Will Rogers

America can carry herself and get along in pretty fair shape, but when she stops and picks up the whole world and puts it on her shoulders she just can’t “get it done.”

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