Oklahoma business briefs
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic receives donation
Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit clinic providing health and wellness services to American Indians in central Oklahoma, received a donation from Express Employment Professionals to support the clinic's mission to provide excellent health care to American Indians.
Bob Funk, founder and president of Express Employment Professionals, made the donation in honor of his wife, Janine Regier, a member of Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and a past patient of the clinic.
Funk’s donation was matched dollar-for-dollar up to $20,000 by the Carl C. Anderson Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation. Both donations go directly towards the clinics vision therapy program in optometry.
“Oklahoma City Indian Clinic provided me with quality health care when I needed it,” Regier said. “It is such a blessing to be able to give back to the place that supported me during my time in need, I’m especially glad it will help youth with vision issues.”
The Outdoor Foundation makes donation to OKC Boathouse Foundation
The Outdoor Foundation's Thrive Outside Community Initiative will award a multiyear grant to the OKC Boathouse Foundation as part of a broader effort to create or strengthen partnerships between existing local organizations and outdoor organizations that create repeat and reinforcing positive outdoor experiences for kids and families, the organization said Monday
Oklahoma City is one of four communities to receive the inaugural donation. Network partners for the donation are the Foundation for Oklahoma City Public Schools, Oklahoma City Public Schools, Latino Community Development Agency, Oklahoma City Parks Department, Oklahoma City/County Health Department, OKCRespond, YMCA of Greater Oklahoma City, OKC Black Chamber, Oklahoma City Community Foundation.
"We are both honored and excited to be chosen as an Outdoor Foundation Thrive Outside Community as we work to encourage a cultural shift toward more active, outdoor lifestyles," said Mike Knopp, executive director of the OKC Boathouse Foundation. "We believe the grant will have a profound, generational impact in the greater Oklahoma City metro area and will act as a catalyst for others to invest in this effort. We appreciate the engagement and attention of the outdoor industry, as it validates our passionate efforts over the past decade to show how our city can become a leader in the movement outdoors."
Free grazing management workshop scheduled
FORT COBB — Natural Resources Conservation Service soil scientists at 10 a.m. May 16 are scheduled to present a free soil health workshop and lunch in Fort Cobb. The workshop will be at the Caddo Kiowa Technology Center.
The workshop is expected to explore how to manage land for better soil health and healthy food. Speakers are scheduled to discuss the soil and its biological components as they relate to grazing and cropping systems, rainwater infiltration, erosion resistance, drought resilience, and plant growth efficiency.
"This workshop will provide a great opportunity for landowners to learn about different alternatives to consider in management of their grazing lands," said Phillip Martin, resource conservationist.
The workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is required by May 14. Registration is available at Danielle.Metz@ok.usda.gov or 405-247-3303.