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A community news package for July 8

Panel to help buy sculpture

EDMOND — Members of the Visual Arts Commission have approved partnering with the Edmond Parks Foundation to buy a bronze sculpture to be placed on the University of Central Oklahoma campus near Old North. "Lighting the Path" by artist Mary Lou Gresham will cost $83,475 plus the signage. The arts commission will pay $30,000 of the cost.

Cleveland County honors Canada

NORMAN — The Cleveland County Board of Commissioners recently paid tribute to the country's neighbors to the north. Commissioners passed a resolution declaring July 1 as Cleveland County Grover Cleveland-Stephen Harper Day in honor of Canada's 150th anniversary as a unified government. Harper was the 22nd prime minister of Canada, and Cleveland was the 22nd president of the United States. The resolution will be included in a community Canada 150 Time Capsule being prepared by Canadians Arthur Milnes, a historian, and Alison Bogle, an elementary school teacher.

Event to feature Minecraft, Pokemon

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library is bringing together two children's favorites in its Minecraft/Pokemon Party from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the library, 2201 SW 134. The afternoon will feature come-and-go crafts and games related to Minecraft and Pokemon. All ages are invited to attend and get a look not just at the day's activities but the range of books the library has about Minecraft or Pokemon. Registration is not required to attend.

Jane Glenn Cannon

A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer... Read more ›

Diana Baldwin

Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote the original stories about the... Read more ›