**For Immediate Release**
Governor to Speak at Dedication
-released by OPSU Campus Communications 01-19-2006
Goodwell - Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry plans to speak
at the ceremony to designate a portion of Highway 54 the
Jack Begley Memorial Highway. Oklahoma Panhandle State
University is hosting the ceremony and reception on Monday,
January 23, 2006 in the Noble Activity and Cultural Center
at 3:00 p.m.
OPSU invites everyone to attend the
dedication and the reception afterwards to honor Jack
to the state of Oklahoma.
Oklahoma lawmakers recently passed legislation for the
memorial. Begley served in the Oklahoma State House of
Representatives for District 61 for 14 years and was instrumental
in procuring the funds to expand the portion of Highway
54 that spans the Oklahoma Panhandle from the Texas state
line through Optima, OK. He passed away in April of 2004,
but he will always be remembered as a friend to citizens
of the Panhandle.