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Edmond Birthing Center offers classes, well-woman care

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:26pm

By Jessica Phillips Staff Writer jphillips@oklahoman.com

EDMOND — The Edmond Birthing Center opened last month and already has more than 20 signed clients.

A birthing center is a place for women to have prenatal care, natural births with trained midwives and postpartum checkups.

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Norman man sentenced to life in prison for fatal 2016 shooting

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 4:25pm

By Kyle Schwab Staff Writer kschwab@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — A felon who told police he had been on a “crime spree” has pleaded guilty to multiple offenses, including first-degree murder, committed in June 2016.

Patrick Richard Kibler, 29, of Norman, was sentenced Friday in Cleveland County District Court to life in prison for the fatal Norman shooting of Richard William Taylor.

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Ice cream rules the day at Norman celebration

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 2:48pm

BY WHITNEY BRYEN For The Oklahoman

NORMAN — Despite scorching temperatures, melted ice cream was not a problem for Norman City Council members who competed in a banana split-eating contest on National Ice Cream Day.

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Community

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 12:32pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Library event celebrates pets

NORMAN — Norman Public Library Central is going all things canine and feline with “The Dog (and Cat) Days of Summer,” from 11 a.m.

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Norman event held in solidarity with Venezuelan voters

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 5:13pm

By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — About 473 people cast votes in a plebiscite election at Amazonia Latin Flavor in Norman to show solidarity with an election in Venezuela.

A plebiscite election is one in which people of a country or region express their opinion for or against political matters.

Beatriz Mayorca, with SOSVenezuela-Oklahoma, one of the organizers of the Norman event held Sunday, called it a civil protest and vote against proposed constitutional changes in Venezuela she said would “destroy democracy.”

SOSVenezuela-Oklahoma organized a similar plebiscite election in Tulsa.

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Oklahoma Highway Patrol lieutenant struck by one of his own Friday

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 5:09pm

By Matt Dinger Staff Writer mdinger@oklahoman.com

Lt. D. Heath Meyer was sitting in the Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop A headquarters with his troop commander and another lieutenant Friday night when they heard the chase start.

Meyer, who responded, had laid stop sticks on Interstate 35 near N 27 in Moore when troopers Rodney Rideaux and Clint Painter came up the highway in hot pursuit.

The troopers, attempting to avoid the stop sticks, struck one another.

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OU football players indulge in water games at kids' camp

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:53am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Some Sooner football players got soaked and splashed during water games with kids at Camp ClapHans, a summer camp at the J.D. McCarty Center for children with special needs.

Caleb Kelly, Baker Mayfield, Connor McGinnis, Adrian Miller and Prentice McKinney visited the campers on July 10 and spent the afternoon playing games with the children and posing for photos.

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Oklahoma Christian University holds Honors Summer Academy

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 10:12am

By Nick Sardis Staff Writer nsardis@oklahoman.com

Oklahoma Christian University invited to campus nearly 100 high school students from 17 states to give them a taste of the college experience.

The Summer Honors Academy, held last week, is designed for high-achieving students who have completed their freshman through junior years.

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Community

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 4:39pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

The Depot offers workshop

NORMAN — In response to requests, The Depot is offering a fourth “Wonderful Watercolors” workshop with Connie Seabourn.

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Community

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:45am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Construction to close road

NORMAN — Tecumseh Road between 84th Avenue NE and 96th Avenue NE will close about 8 a.m.

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Norman Chat with Jane Glenn Cannon

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 1:02pm
Join The Oklahoman's Jane Glenn Cannon for her monthly Norman chat at 2 p.m.

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Norman Notes

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 7:55pm

BY JANE GLENN CANNON Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com

Library construction is under way

Pioneer Library System officials joined city staff members for a groundbreaking ceremony June 30 for the new central library.

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Norman man charged with murder in daughter's death

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 5:24pm

By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — A man was charged with murder Wednesday in the shooting death of his daughter.

Ronald Lee McMullen Jr., 43, faces a single count of first-degree murder with deliberate intent.

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The Depot opens door to refurbished look

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 9:36am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — After months of reconstruction and major repairs to the historic 1909 Santa Fe Depot, 200 S Jones Ave., a grand reopening celebration will be held to show off the results of the work and the fact that The Depot is now "Back on Track" with its programs.

The "Back on Track" celebration Friday will coincide with the city's monthly art walk.

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Troops welcomed home from Ukraine

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 6:14pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — Oklahoma National Guard soldiers returned home Tuesday after a six-month deployment to Ukraine.

Members of the 1st Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, were welcomed at the Norman Armed Forces Reserve Center in Norman.

Their mission was part of the Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine, an international program designed to boost the country's military capability and bring stability to the region.

The Brigade combat team's 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Regiment replaced the 179th this summer for a six-month tour in Ukraine.



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Community

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 3:25pm

OU names music school director

NORMAN — Roland Barrett, a nationally recognized composer and arranger who has served as interim director of the University of Oklahoma School of Music since July 2016 and as associate director since 2010, has been named director of the school.

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Tips for traveling with seniors

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 12:12pm

By Theresa Green For The Oklahoman

Getting older doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to favorite outings, if you plan your travel right.

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Ag in the Classroom holds summer conference

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:18am

By Kaylee Snow For The Oklahoman

Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom's state conference, “Fruits, Nuts, Veggies and MORE” allowed teachers from across the state to engage in sessions devoted to agricultural education.

AITC's goal is to equip teachers with agricultural lessons aligned to state standards so they can teach students where their food and fiber come from.

More than 300 educators attended this year's conference, held last week at the Moore Norman Technology Center.

“The purpose of the state conference is to allow teachers to spend a full day immersed in agriculture,” said Melody Aufill, AITC coordinator.

Teachers chose from 19 workshops and heard from keynote speaker, Holly Blakey, executive director of the Oklahoma FFA Foundation.

“We chose Holly Blakey because she has a lifelong passion for agriculture and has life experiences that will resonate with the teachers from across the state,” Aufill said.

Aufill said the conference brings in educators who deserve recognition.

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Students participate in robot challenges in Norman

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:07am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Students from the United States and other countries participated in an International Botball Tournament and Global Junior Botball Challenges at the Embassy Suites and Conference Center.

The programs challenge students in high-level programming and require teams to present their robot's design and strategy.

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Community

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 2:59pm

From Staff Reports

Landscape award nominees sought

NORMAN — The city's Environmental Control Advisory Board is sponsoring a Water's Worth It Landscape Award to be presented to a resident or business for creative and attractive landscape maintenance and appearance, while demonstrating wise water use.

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