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Norman residents rally for Bike to Work Day

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 3:36pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Dozens of bicyclists rode into Andrews Park for a rally in celebration of National Bike to Work Day.

The rally on Friday included group riders from at least four starting points in the city.

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Community

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 2:51pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Game event set for teens

NORMAN — Norman Public Library Central is expanding its People vs.

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Community

Mon, 05/22/2017 - 9:58am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Center teams up to bring free lunches to children

NORMAN — The Little Axe Community Center, 1000 168th Ave.

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Yukon man says faith brought contentment

Fri, 05/19/2017 - 10:19am

By Steve Gust  For The Oklahoman

YUKON — With a great career, salary and family, Jeff Casey seemed to have it all, but he was plagued by anxiety and discontent.

The once-tenured college professor now works at Wal-Mart in Mustang and said he couldn't be happier.

A few years ago, he found the faith that brought him the joy that had eluded him for decades.

Casey, 58, lives in Yukon and admits there are a few things he liked about his life in academia.

"I miss the six-digit salary and the benefits," he said.

Outside of that, he's found peace in his new life, and for Casey, there can be no price tag placed on that.

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Memorial Day events planned across Oklahoma

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 10:02pm

From Staff Reports

A number of events and patriotic celebrations are planned for Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29.

Oklahoma City

A Memorial Day celebration will be held at the 45th Infantry Museum, 2145 NE 36, which will feature a ceremony to honor the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces and honor those who lost their lives serving their country.

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Norman Notes

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 4:55pm

BY JANE GLENN CANNON STAFF WRITER jcannon@oklahoman.com

Othello's to rebuild

Othello's restaurant at 434 Buchanan Street will rebuild after an early morning fire April 29 that destroyed the roof, heavily damaged the kitchen and caused extensive water damage throughout, co-owner Jennifer Weiss said.

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Community

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:41pm

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Agencies can seek funds

NORMAN — The Cleveland County Child Abuse Prevention Fund is accepting applications from county agencies that deal with child abuse.

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Norman Chess Club holds season-ending tournament

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 10:46am

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — The Norman Chess Club concluded its season with a tournament at the Norman Library.

Eighteen club members in kindergarten through sixth grade participated in the May 13 tournament, which featured five rounds of 10-minute games.

Coaches Zile Cao and Ray Hoggard directed the Swiss-system tournament.

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Salvation Army breaks ground on new children's center in Norman

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:59pm

By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — The Salvation Army of Cleveland County broke ground Tuesday on a new children's center to serve those kids who otherwise might fall through the cracks.

The 2,400-square-foot center will be built next to the Salvation Army's Norman headquarters at 318 E Hayes Street and will be named the Judy McKown Children's Center to honor the center's biggest donor and activist who got the project going.

McKown died last year before she could see the project come to fruition.

"This was Judy's life wish that we do this," said her husband, Gene KcKown, who donned a red helmet and was one of a group of supporters who turned the dirt for the groundbreaking.

A pink helmet stood atop a shovel stuck in the dirt to mark the place Judy McKown would have held if she had been alive.

"I was a little burnt out on fundraising when Judy came to me and said, 'Can we afford to do this?' I said yes, but she led the charge," McKown said.

Maj.

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Community

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:40pm

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Fallen officers to be honored

NORMAN — In conjunction with National Police Week, the Norman Police Department will hold its annual Norman Law Enforcement Memorial Service at 2 p.m.

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Moore student, teacher 'come full circle'

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:36pm

By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com

MOORE — David Postic remembers the time nearly two decades ago when Robert Romines dressed up in a sumo suit and wrestled the principal at Red Oak Elementary.

Romines was a fifth-grade teacher; Postic was in the first or second grade.

"It was just the funniest thing," Postic, an Oklahoma City attorney, recalled Tuesday.

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Noble tobacco-free students honored

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:35pm

From Staff Reports

NOBLE — Members of Noble's Students Working Against Tobacco, also known as SWAT, have been named Group Youth Advocates of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for their leadership in the fight against tobacco.

Emma Adams, 14, Faith Lorenz, 15, Bryce Riddle, 16, and Brody Smith, 14, were honored recently in Washington, D.C.

Three years ago, Noble SWAT had six members.

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Edmond Technology Student Association students compete at state

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 5:02pm

From Staff Reports

EDMOND — Technology Student Association members attended the state conference in Norman and competed in more than 30 events.

More than 1,000 middle school and high school students from across the state gathered last month for the skill competitions they had been qualifying for all year, according to a news release.

Students qualify to compete at the state level by placing in the top three in at least one of the mini-conferences held throughout the state.

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Dogs quench thirst at OU water fountain

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:34pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — Dogs are welcome to quench their thirst on the University of Oklahoma campus.



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Community

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 10:37am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Groups can apply for grants

NORMAN — The city's Social and Voluntary Services Commission is anticipating the approval of about $175,000 of funding in the fiscal year 2017-18 budget that will be available July 1 to be awarded to 501 (c) (3) organizations.

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Sam Noble to offer summer activities for children

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 10:28am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Children can become soil scientists, “grossologists” and paleontologists on the hunt for dinosaur fossils during the summer camp program Summer Explorers, offered through the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

From June through July, young explorers can enjoy dozens of discovery-based programs and experience science firsthand through field investigations and museum specimens.

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Blanchard sets Pioneer Day celebration

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 9:49am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BLANCHARD — Step back in time to the 1800s and see history come alive during Pioneer Day in Blanchard on Saturday.

The annual celebration will feature demonstrations of blacksmithing, gold-prospecting, Dutch oven cooking, alpacas, archery and more.

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