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March 31, 2013

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NORMAN — Laizure entering Hall of Fame

Jerry Laizure, an award-winning photojournalist who died this past year, will be inducted in the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame on April 18 at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond.

Laizure was inducted posthumously along with eight other Oklahoma journalists. He formerly worked for student publications at the University of Oklahoma, was co-owner and co-founder of the Cleveland County Record in Noble and a Transcript employee for more than 20 years.

More information on the induction banquet is available by calling 974-5122.

Booth retiring from Blue Heron Communications

Blue Heron Communications announces the retirement of Bill Booth, who will end his 19-year stint as an account executive and firearms expert for outdoor-specialty agency effective March 31.

Booth joined Blue Heron following his retirement from his first career as a police officer. Booth reached the rank of lieutenant in the Oklahoma City Police Department during his 28-year career in law enforcement, which included extensive work in crime scene investigations and as a SWAT operator and trainer. Booth’s expertise as an armorer, marksman and ballistician gave him instant credibility with clients and the outdoor media in his work with Blue Heron’s firearms and shooting-related clients, most notably Smith & Wesson and Thompson/Center.

A lifelong passion for the outdoors has taken Booth from Alaska to South Africa in search of trophy fish and game, with few sportsmen who can equal his experience and success with long-range handgun hunting. But Booth’s most important contributions to the outdoor industry came at the range when he stood behind the firing line. Renowned for his ability to quickly and effectively teach first-time and female shooters, it was commonplace for Booth’s pupils to achieve sub-inch groups within an hour of touching a handgun for the first time and his tutelage helped to draw legions of newcomers to the shooting sports.

— Transcript Staff

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