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A special program in Colbert is set for 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, in the town hall council room, the Colbert Historical Society announced.

Bill Duckworth, a local historian and a Chickasaw, will share a PowerPoint presentation about the Chickasaw Nation and its relation to the Town of Colbert. The local historical society is inviting the public to experience what members say should be an interesting program. There will be no admission charge. Refreshments will be served after the program. For information, call (580) 296-2385.

The next event will be Thursday, Aug. 28, when Colbert Historical Society will host the monthly birthday party at the Southern Pointe Living Center. All having birthdays during August will receive a generous sack of gifts. Then, CHS members will serve specially made cakes and punch to all residents who are able to meet in the dining hall. This is our community service project.

Then, “Evening – Downtown Colbert” is set for Saturday evening, Sept. 6. The whole community is invited to enjoy sandwiches, chips, cookies and cold drinks — all free. There also will be live music, with featured entertainer Larry Massey slated to perform 6-8 p.m.

Several residents will be recognized as CHS revives the tradition of presenting awards for community service, lifetime achievements and citizens of the year. It’s “something that we have neglected for a while and wish to start again in recognizing our wonderful citizens, who are so deserving,” according to the society.

There also will be prize drawings, and separate tables for adults and children.

The organizers expect large turnout, just as the last one, and attendees will need to bring their lawn chairs.

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