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Choir for homeschooled students starts next week across OKC metro

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:59am

From Staff Reports

Central Oklahoma Homeschool Choirs is celebrating its 21st year.

COHC has four choirs for students from 5 to 18 years old.

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Achievers for Aug. 19

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 11:56am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Crowe & Dunlevy awarded Derek N. La Shot with its $1,000 B. Jo Balding Scholarship for students in the University of Oklahoma Law Center legal assistant education program.

An OU Law Center student in excellent academic standing, La Shot has completed coursework in property torts, criminal law, contracts, legal analysis, law practice management, legal research and evidence.

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New school year begins in Norman

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:48am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Students returning to their classrooms on Thursday for the new academic year will find improvements on every campus.

Norman High and Norman North high schools have new entryways, new college and careers centers for seniors and new freshman academies.

All elementary and middle schools have upgrades ranging from new entries to new playgrounds.

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Community

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 9:39am

Norman road projects continue

NORMAN — The south half of the McGee Drive and W Lindsey Street intersection has reopened.

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The Porch nearing completion in Norman

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:09pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Former University of Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan Broyles and his wife, Mary, along with other investors, are opening a two-story restaurant called The Porch at 311 W Boyd St.

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Oklahoma Highway Patrol seeking information in Seminole homicide

Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:05pm

From Staff Reports

SEMINOLE — Authorities are searching for anyone that may have information in connection to a July death.

Just before 4:30 a.m.

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Community

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 2:19pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Duo to perform at library

NORMAN — Miss Brown to You will perform in the next edition of Norman Public Library West's Lunch and Listen concert series, at noon Aug.

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Accordion concert draws a crowd in Yukon

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 12:14pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

YUKON — Czech Hall was packed for "An Accordion Affair," an annual concert in Yukon.

Sunday's free concert was presented by members of the Oklahoma Accordion Club.



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Norman concert to feature John Fullbright

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 10:12am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — The final Summer Breeze concert of the season will feature John Fullbright at 7:30 p.m.

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Oklahoma coaches mentoring challenge recruiting mentors

Mon, 08/14/2017 - 9:42am

By Brenda Wheelock For The Oklahoman

Coaches and mentoring organizations across the state are participating in the Oklahoma Coaches Mentoring Challenge, a four-month campaign to encourage Oklahomans to mentor young people in their communities.

This year's challenge is spearheaded by Oklahoma State University head football coach Mike Gundy and University of Oklahoma head football coach Lincoln Riley in collaboration with state mentoring organizations and the Boren Mentoring Initiative, a program of the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence.

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Sales tax election scheduled in Del City

Sat, 08/12/2017 - 8:42pm

By Nick Sardis For The Oklahoman

DEL CITY — Voters in Del City will decide Nov. 14 whether to increase the city sales tax rate from 8.5 to 9 percent, a move city leaders said is needed to support the police and fire departments.

City council members voted unanimously on Aug.

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Community

Fri, 08/11/2017 - 2:05pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Serenity group to mark move

NORMAN — Serenity Mental Health Group, which specializes in psychological and therapeutic services, has moved to a larger office to accommodate its growing staff and resources.

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Community

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 2:42pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Library gets set for Train Days

NORMAN — The trains will be rolling through the Lowry Room at Norman Public Library Central for its annual Train Days, Aug.

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Pioneer Library System to focus on solar eclipse

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 2:11pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — For the first time in nearly four decades, the United States will be affected by a total solar eclipse on Aug.

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Sooner Theatre in Norman helps children flourish

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:45pm

By Nick Sardis Staff Writer nsardis@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — Every year, nearly 1,000 students participate in classes and camps at Sooner Theatre in downtown Norman.

For some, the programs at the historic theater are an opportunity to enhance their skills and turn their talents into a profession.

But most of the students do not intend to become professional performers.

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The Oklahoma City Table Tennis Club offers free lessons

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 12:44pm

By Whitney Bryen For The Oklahoman

On the second level of the building that once housed Crossroads Mall, sounds of the Oklahoma City Table Tennis Club sail through the hallways.

The harmony of thumping paddles, plastic balls clicking against the tables and grunts from competitors can be heard four times a week, echoing across the wide open space at Plaza Mayor at the Crossroads.

In a room lined with nine tables, club members and visitors gather for open play from 6 to 9 p.m.

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Recap: Norman Chat with Jane Glenn Cannon

Thu, 08/10/2017 - 11:08am

The Oklahoman's Jane Glenn Cannon will address questions about Norman issues today. The chat begins at 2 p.m., but feel free to submit your questions now. 



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Community news

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 2:31pm

From Staff Reports

Support group sets meeting

EDMOND — The Edmond chapter of Parents Helping Parents will meet at 6:30 p.m.

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New OU students put imaginations to work

Tue, 08/08/2017 - 9:53am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — About 50 incoming freshmen at the University of Oklahoma who plan to major in engineering spent a day trying to find the most creative way to blow up a balloon.

The students divided into teams on Friday at OU's Exxon Mobil Lawrence G. Rawl Engineering Practice Facility to build and test wacky contraptions based on the invention cartoons of the famous Pulitzer Prize-winning American cartoonist, Rube Goldberg.

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Argentine tango was a big hit at the Moore Library

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 2:41pm

By Thomas Maupin For The Oklahoman

MOORE — Argentine tango was a big hit at the Moore Library.

Jessica Conley, information services manager, said 37 people signed up to take the Friday lessons from Martha and David Wells, of TangoLife OKC.

"That's an outstanding number for an adult program," Conley said.

Daniel and Kara Outon, of Oklahoma City, taking their first tango class, wore broad smiles during warm-up exercises.

Josh Webb, of Noble, and Sara Hutchinson, of Oklahoma City, also were among the dancers.

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