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Noble man faces fines for starting deer season early, posting picture on Facebook

Tue, 10/02/2018 - 10:28am

From Staff Reports

NOBLE -- A man who started bow season for deer a day early and posted a picture on social media is facing fines in Cleveland County, game wardens reported.

Cleveland County state game wardens Zach Paulk and Chad Strang, tracked down tips about an early harvest, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation reported.

A man in Noble was cited for shooting a seven-point buck about 6:30 a.m.

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Cleveland County drug court offers graduates new start

Mon, 10/01/2018 - 9:01pm

By Joy Hampton For The Oklahoman

NORMAN — Five participants recently graduated from Cleveland County Drug Court, which drew accolades from Gov.

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Norman Public Schools bus crash reported in Texas; multiple injuries reported

Sat, 09/29/2018 - 5:54pm

LAMPASAS, Texas — A school bus carrying dozens of people crashed Saturday afternoon along Highway 281 North at Lampasas airport.


The crash was reported just after 3:15 p.m.

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Norman to collect household hazardous waste

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 4:36pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Residents of Norman can dispose of their household hazardous waste for free during an upcoming collection event.

Norman's annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event is scheduled for 9 a.m.

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Hair of the Dog event to provide veterinary care for pets of people who need assistance

Fri, 09/28/2018 - 4:23pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The fourth annual Hair of the Dog — Oktoberfest will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in east downtown Norman.

The event, which will be hosted by STASH, will include live music and food from The Fried Taco, Plato's Provisions and Holey Rollers Donuts, all benefiting Annie's Rescue Foundation.

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Norman announces fall residential cleanup dates

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 4:07pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The city of Norman's residential fall cleanup will kick off on the first Saturday of October and run through Nov.

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Volunteers cast boats off for kids' fishing event

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 3:57pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Kids, their parents, fishing guides and other volunteers spent a morning this month on Lake Thunderbird during the 17th annual CAST for Kids Fishing Derby for children with disabilities.

Tackle boxes, rods and reels, and life jackets were provided for families as they set out to catch a big one.

About 30 children participated in the fishing event.



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Achievers

Thu, 09/27/2018 - 3:54pm

NORMAN — Thirty-one Norman residents have been chosen to participate in the Norman Chamber of Commerce's 38th Leadership Norman class.

The program is designed to identify and motivate emerging leaders through development of their potential for community leadership.

Co-chairs of this year's program are Sam Talley, of Talley, Turner & Bertman P.C., and Beth Sparks, of Sneed Cos.

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Districts report improved access after cyber attack

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 5:03pm

By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com

Access to online student information has been mostly restored in three of Oklahoma's largest school districts following a cyber attack, officials said Tuesday.

Oklahoma City Public Schools, Edmond Public Schools and Moore Public Schools were affected to varying degrees by the attack, which made it difficult if not impossible for parents, teachers and school administrators to obtain the information.

On Sunday, the Oklahoma City district reported a "denial of service" attack on Infinite Campus, which houses the district's parent portal.

Officials said the student information system was not "hacked" and no student information was stolen.

Eric Hileman, the district's information technology director, said the system was either unresponsive or extremely slow on Sept.

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Cleanup blitz to benefit Lake Thunderbird, provide volunteer opportunities

Tue, 09/25/2018 - 3:58pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The city of Norman will host its second annual Lake Thunderbird Watershed Clean Up Blitz on several Sundays in September and October.

Volunteers can choose to come to any or all of the cleanup events:

Sunday: 2 to 4 p.m.

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Clothed in compassion: Operation School Bell program provides apparel to students in need in Norman, Little Axe schools

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 4:03pm

By Sharla Bardin For The Oklahoman

During a recent day of shopping, Linda Everett watches while her buddy browses through shirts and selects a white top with blue stripes.

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Football fans cheer, show community spirit

Mon, 09/24/2018 - 3:36pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Thursday night lights are just as meaningful as Fridays on the football field and in the stands for the schools competing each week.

It is a time the community can gather to cheer on their teams, as well as provide support for one another.

The Children's Center Bowl game played between the Bethany High School Bronchos and Blanchard High School Lions raised money for The Children's Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany.



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Norman church dedicates playground, hosts block party

Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:39am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — This past Sunday was a busy day for Bethel Baptist Church.

After morning worship service, the congregation dedicated a new playground at the church, 1717 W Lindsey St., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Then, that same evening, the church hosted a Block Party for the neighborhood.

Sunday's Block Party included an obstacle course, bounce house, face-painting, balloon animals, food and more.



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Former Sooner Roy Williams to sign autographs Saturday before OU-Army game

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 2:54pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Former Sooner Roy Williams will be signing autographs from 4 to 5 p.m. Saturday at Gaylord Family — Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.

The “Take Your Tailgate to the Next Level” event with Williams, an All-American defensive back who played professionally with the Cowboys and Bengals, is sponsored by GO RVing.

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Celebration, hearing planned for Cleveland County area improvements

Thu, 09/20/2018 - 2:44pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — A public hearing followed by a community celebration is planned at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Little Axe Community Center, 1000 168th Ave NE.

The hearing is in conjunction with the completion of Cleveland County road projects funded by Community Development Block Grant-Disaster Relief funds.

“It has been amazing to watch as the entire community has pulled together to rebuild lives and property following the devastation that struck East Cleveland County in 2012 and again in 2013,” Cleveland County Commissioner Darry Stacy said.

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Hot, windy day Wednesday in OKC, rain moving in Friday

Wed, 09/19/2018 - 5:08am

From Staff Reports

Sunny, hot weather is ahead Wednesday in central Oklahoma, but rain chances will move in Friday and last through the weekend, the National Weather Service reported.

The high temperature Wednesday will be near 92 degrees.

Cooler weather moves into central Oklahoma early Friday with a 70 percent chance of rain.

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Watercolor workshop set for October

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 3:30pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Connie Seabourn will teach her fifth “Wonderful Watercolors” workshop from 9:30 a.m.

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Workshop shares culture of dance, drums

Tue, 09/18/2018 - 3:15pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Norman Cultural Connection will be hosting a weekend African Drumming and Dance Workshop with Gordy and Zoe Ryan from Oct.

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Rescuers from Oklahoma continue to help people Monday in North Carolina flooding

Mon, 09/17/2018 - 11:58am

From Staff Reports

Oklahoma City firefighters and other task force members from Oklahoma continue Monday to assist in rescue efforts in North Carolina from Hurricane Florence flooding, officials reported.

Firefighters from Oklahoma City and Norman are assisting with Oklahoma Task Force 1 Swift Water Rescue Team and the Helicopter Search and Rescue Team, the Oklahoma City Fire Department reported.

Swift water rescue team members from the Oklahoma City area and from Coal County have been responsible for rescues in Robeson County, North Carolina, including the cities of Pembroke and Lumberton.

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OU dance panel to discuss Angelou poem legacy

Fri, 09/14/2018 - 2:19pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The University of Oklahoma School of Dance is commemorating the 40th anniversary of Maya Angelou's poem, “Still I Rise,” with a free panel discussion before the world premiere of “I Rise,” a dance work inspired by the poem.

The discussion will be at 6 p.m.

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