OKC public library celebrates author’s life with movie

The Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library, located on 2201 SW 134th St., celebrates the life and works of author Harold Keith with a movie showing based upon his book “Brief Garland” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 12.

The book was remade in 2006 into a film by Robert Collector and is based on a true story from a 1960s Oklahoma town and the dreams of a local basketball coach.

Keith’s accomplishments are wide-ranging, from being the University of Oklahoma’s first Sports Information Director to publishing more than 20 books for children and adults.

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Former student wants help for Nepal

You might be already aware of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal in the morning of April 25.

According to the Nepalese government officials, more than 4,600 people have been confirmed dead, and the casualty is expected to go up. Thousands of injured are in desperate need of medical attention. Countless have lost their lives, homes and are on the streets in need of food, warm clothes and medicines.

Organizations are on the ground with supplies and volunteers but it is no match to the devastation the earthquake has left behind. We may not share the victims’ anguish but we can help to alleviate it.

Please make a tax-deductible contribution to these organizations who have opened up direct links to their Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund.

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Swim club hopes pool can stay open

We are saddened to hear that OCCC plans to close its pool at the end of the summer. For 25 years, this facility has given countless children water safety skills that save lives, aspiring competitive swimmers a place to build their dreams, and adult swimmers a lane to maintain a healthier lifestyle.

It has played host to multiple daily practices and hundreds of swim meets from local to national-level meets that bring in some of the fastest national, collegiate and amateur swimmers.

Throughout this time, King Marlin Swim Club has enjoyed working with OCCC to meet the swimming community’s needs and make a positive impact. The benefits are far-reaching and our community is the greatest benefactor.

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