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July 26, 2018

Vol. 19, No. 9


Rough Cut Swiss, in real life, is located in front of Othello’s Restaurant at the southwest corner of Main and Broadway, but this week it is hidden somewhere in our paper. Email contest@edmondpaper.com with the correct location to be entered in the weekly drawing. For more information see page 4.

Edmond’s Annual Krazy Daze are here! See B Section for details!


FRIDAY, JULY 27 Partly cloudy High 90° Low 72°

SATURDAY, JULY 28 Partly cloudy High 94° Low 72°

SUNDAY, JULY 29 Partly cloudy High 89° Low 67°

Top: Aaron Homjak sits high and proud on his English Shire warhorse, Daisy the Destroyer. He wears, with honor, his armor as part of his group the Canterbury Knights. Left: The club also teaches sword skills to members. Right: Earlier this month, thousands saw the Canterbury Knights march in the LibertyFest parade. By Steve Gust Edmond’s Aaron Homjak may have been born about 600 years too late. Yet Homjak, and a merry group of followers, keep the Middle Ages alive through their club known as the Knights of Canterbury. Odds are most people in Edmond have seen them as the group recently participated once again in the LibertyFest parade. There they won second place in the specialty units division. Homjak, the owner and director of the Knights, said it was the group’s third win in the past three years, which coincides with the time the group was first formed. Some of the popularity of the parade act features

“Galahad the Gallant,” a horse and sometime unicorn, which Homjak describes as a “huge favorite of the kids.” Today there are 30 members of his Medieval band of friends and performers. They’re hoping to swell their ranks and even get a fan club started. Yet why the attraction to the bygone era? Homjak has an answer. “I think it’s the romanticism of the age, with nobility, bravery and chivalry,” he said. During most years, the group stays busy with several appearances at festivals, many having a Medieval theme. The highlight for the Knights of Canterbury is a display of the

ancient sport of jousting, where two riders approach each other from opposite directions wielding long lances. During the Knights’ demonstrations, safety is paramount as the lances are made of softer material and nobody is targeted for serious injury. “It’s a theatrical protection,” said Homjak. Although he did say there are other parts of the nation where other Medieval-theme clubs do make it a competition -- with safety precautions. The exhibit still captures the glory of the era. Even marching in parades, has members standing a bit taller while waving banners continued on Page 3

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For Aaron Homjak, the days of damsels and gallantry are not dead. He likes to show the public how jousting was done.


From Page 1 and paying homage to a time of King Arthur and others. “It’s a blast to see the crowd and their reactions,” the director said. Some of those appearances include St. Augustine Episcopal Church’s Canterbury Arts Fair in the metro, the Ada Medieval Fair, the Kiefer Medieval Fair, the Route 66 Renaissance Fair in Kellyville , the Arts Trek Festival at Mabee-Gerrer Museum of Art in Shawnee, the Renaissance Fair of the Ozarks in

Siloam Springs, Ark., and the the Prague Kolache Festival Parade. They also had a promotional and educational booth at Norman’s premiere spring event, the Medieval Fair, which draws thousands. As mentioned,this special Edmond roundtable wants to add new battle knights and possibly a few sponsors. If riding and jousting isn’t someone’s speciality, that’s OK, Homjak said.

Mayor’s State of the City


Sherry Jordan, CEO of the Edmond Chamber, right, and Jan Moran, Area Manager with AT&T, welcome Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb to last month's quarterly Edmond Chamber Luncheon held at the Edmond Conference Center. Lamb gave an update to chamber members at the luncheon on the state of the city of Edmond and on many of the projects currently in the works. AT&T was the presenting sponsor for the luncheon.

“We are also working towards creating a fan club open to anyone interested in lectures and practical demonstrations on historical re-enactment,” he said. For those, possibly braver, they can teach sword, riding and jousting skills. To know more about the group, Homjak urges people to visit their Knights of Canterbury Facebook page -- perhaps the most modern aspect of the club’s existence. “It’s all a lot of fun,” he said.

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From the Publisher

Senior Smart Home from Cox Last month I was able to tour a home that demonstrated next generation technology for seniors who want to age in place and can do so with the use of telemedicine, virRay Hibbard tual reality and smart safety products. It was an incredible tour. Cox Communications and 4 Corners Homes partnered with senior living experts in the home to showcase a new era in digital living that provides older adults with the ability to stay in their own homes longer. According to AARP, nearly 90 percent of adults age 65+ prefer growing old in their current home rather than move to an assisted living or retirement community. According to the U.S. Census Bureau close to 74 percent of people between 65 and 74 have at least one disability and by age 85, over 41 percent have three or more disabilities. The “Connected Independence” senior smart home event was held in a 4,000 square foot model home built by our friends at 4 Corners Homes located in The Reserves at Still Meadows in Edmond. The by-invitation-only event included senior living and technology experts alongside internet-enabled smart devices demonstrating how seniors and their family members can use new technology to live safely and independently at home while providing their adult children with peace of mind. “Smart home technology can help families avoid the wrenching decision and the expense of moving an aging parent to an assisted living facility,” said Kristin Peck, vice president of public affairs Cox Communications. “This technology coupled with a powerful internet connection like that delivered through Cox High Speed Internet helps ensure seniors can continue their daily routine while maintaining – and even enhancing – their quality of life in their own home.” Cox invested $15 billion over the past 10 years and plans to invest another $10 billion in the next 5 years to enable the most powerful network possible creating ultra-fast, secure, and reliable connectivity. Edmond is full of great assisted living centers, but they also know how much families like for their loved ones to stay in their own home if possible. The Cox Smart Home at The Reserves at Still Meadows is designed to showcase how highspeed Internet, smart devices and monitor-

could literally save their life by making sure they do not miss an important medication or take too much of one kind of medicine. Here are some other important features demonstrated at the home. The event featured national and OKC-based senior living innovators, businesses and experts. More than 50 interactive demonstrations, powered by Cox Communications’ broadband network, ran simultaneously throughout the home.

ing apps offer greater control, comfort, safety and independence to older adults. As adults age, their abilities may change but the desire to be safe, secure and thrive at home does not. These powerful solutions give families peace of mind when they can’t be physically present with their loved ones. Having my mom still in her own home at 90 years old, I found the Cox Homelife Products including Smart Window and Door Sensors, Smart door locks, thermostats, lightbulbs and more to be the most useful of the products in the home. It relies on many of the same products that Cox provides as part of their security system. However, with these products already in place, Cox has added an emergency response system that is seamless. It offers a necklace that can be used for your loved one to summon help in case of an emergency and it is used as a fall detector. In the event of a fall the system contacts a monitored call center which not only checks on the person at home through a voice connection but also summons help. The system then sends out an alert through text to family members so that they know their loved one has had a fall and that emergency help is on the way. This can give their family a great deal of peace of mind knowing that they don’t have to worry about their loved one getting the help they need and that they will be notified if an event does happen. Call buttons, cameras, phone service and the ability to send alerts all leads to peace of mind for family members. The ability to put all this into a turnkey package gives Cox a

significant advantage over national companies that might provide one or two of the elements needed to protect a senior at home alone. Sending text alerts is also a key feature for the Cox system. Advances in being able to provide telemedicine sessions was an impressive feature of the Cox product line in the 4 Corners Homes. Over the next decade, the aging American population is expected to place increased demands on the U.S. healthcare system, which in return will be more demanding on their families. The new technology demonstrated in the model home and high-speed Internet service, telemedicine provides a solution. The introduction of remote healthcare services helps bridge the divide between patient and doctor. Management and monitoring can occur in real-time to respond appropriately to a patient’s needs without requiring them to make an unnecessary and costly trip to the ER. Consultations on simple health concerns and check-ups are only a click away. Over the coming years, this will be especially vital, as the Baby Boomer generation -- the demographic with the highest rate of chronic disease -reaches retirement age, creating a disproportionate need for remote patient monitoring. LiveFine Automatic Pill Dispenser was demonstrated in the home. That can be an incredibly useful device for seniors that live alone. It helps seniors stay on schedule with their medications and helps prevent forgotten dosages or mixed medications. It doesn’t take much to get confused about what medications you took and when you took them. This device

n Virtual reality – the Rendever virtual reality platform allows seniors to “travel” to their favorite destinations. n Telemedicine sessions –Trapollo telemedicine services let doctors diagnose and treat seniors from the comfort of their home. n Smart cooking devices like a WiFi slow cooker and Sous Vide showcased by food blogger, Whitney Bond - https://whitneybond.com/. n Voice-activated devices make life easier for seniors, allowing them to interact with their smart home without the worry of controls, dials or switches. n Mobile apps – CK Life allows families to prescreen and select from a local network of qualified caregivers to provide several caregiving services from the convenience of a smart phone. n Clarity P300 Handset Landline Telephone – Makes sounds louder and easier to understand. Seniors can call people by pushing a photo button. n GeniCan – Garbage can that scans items as they’re thrown away. The GeniCan app builds a shopping list based on what needs to be replaced, and schedules home delivery through Amazon Dash. n Additional stations included a Wi-Fi vacuum, Wi-Fi cat (Joy for All Orange Tabby Cat), electronic pet feeder, electronic fork that tracks eating habits, as well as Smart Door locks and video cameras, glass break sensors, water/flood sensors, motion sensors and other safety devices. “By connecting healthcare providers, caregivers and families to innovative care services through the smart home environment, families can prolong the quality of life at home and lower healthcare costs without sacrificing peace of mind,” Peck said, adding that reliable highspeed internet is essential for multiple devices to work properly at the same time. (Ray Hibbard may be reached by email at ray@edmondpaper.com)

Check out what’s inside! n Weekend calendar of events ........................................................Page 7. n Some challenging days for Netflix ................................................Page 8. n David Farris recounts the FBI’s case against Pretty Boy Floyd ......Page 9. n Past Rotary Club leaders pictured ..............................................Page 14. n George Gust reviews Denzel Washington thriller ........................Page 15. n Crossword ..................................................................................Page 15. n The legacy a late Kiwanian left club ..........................................Page 16. n Business news ............................................................................Page 21. n Worship directory ......................................................................Page 23.

Find the ‘Rough Cut Swiss’ Rough Cut Swiss, in real life, is located in front of Othello’s Restaurant at the southwest corner of Main and Broadway, but this week it is hidden somewhere in our paper. E-mail contest@edmondpaper.com with the correct location to be entered in the weekly drawing. Rough Cut Swiss is by artist David Phelps. Phelps is an Oklahoma based sculptor whose work has been featured throughout the state. He is inspired by expansive spaces and hopes his works will inspire meaningful meditation. Said Phelps, “I grew up on a farm in the central valley of California where the fields became an extension of oneself. I continue to live in the wide open spaces of Oklahoma where my sculptural images expand to include their environments as part of the aesthetic experience.”

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The July fun of Heard on Hurd

A little summer heat couldn’t stop many from attending ‘Heard on Hurd,’ a monthly street party sponsored by Citizens Bank of Edmond.

Photographs by Melinda Infante

Jack Eckles, 7, getting a transformation at the face painting booth.

From left are Rylee Day, Nicholette Ducam and Alyson Reed. They each cooled down with snow cones at Heard on Hurd.

Diane Cantu and Wanda Shirley enjoy their time together and the food at Heard on Hurd.

Sophia Massad of OKC is an Alternative Indie Rock artist and a familiar face on the Heard on Hurd stage.

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Kidney recipient, Belinda and kidney donor and childhood best friend, Claudia.

The gift of a healthy kidney

Childhood friend gives woman new lease on life with donation Childhood observation and a generous heart saved one Oklahoma woman’s life 36 years after the two had lost connection. Belinda Ball, of Tulsa, was born with a kidney defect and at just three years old, she underwent surgeries to fix them. She grew up with frequent medical problems, including infections. When Belinda was in the third grade, her friend Claudia noticed her struggle. Even at such a young age she wanted to help, and remembered watching Belinda’s struggle throughout her teenage years. As Belinda got older, she began to work with her doctors to eat a healthy diet to improve the health of her kidneys. Even with the new change in her lifestyle, her doctors referred her to a dialysis center. When she heard this news, reality hit her, knowing she would need a kidney transplant to avoid dialysis. Her family members selflessly offered to become her kidney donor, which did not turn out in her favor because of age and other health related issues. Belinda’s husband began the testing to save his wife’s life and not only was he a match – but he was an identical match. He continued the testing, but eventually was excluded. Belinda was stunned and prayed even harder than she had been. On her tearful journey home from the transplant center, she posted on Facebook. Unbeknownst to Belinda, her dear friend Claudia, from elementary school, began testing after 36 years of no communication between the two. Around March 15, Belinda received a call from a number she initially didn’t recognize that changed her life. When she answered the phone, she realized it was Claudia instantly because her voice had not changed since high school. For a few minutes they had small talk and caught up on one another’s lives – until Claudia told Belinda that she was a match

and would soon be donating a kidney to her. Belinda was ecstatic and the two spoke on the phone that night for about six and a half hours, as they had more than 36 years to catch up on. Claudia began to follow the doctor’s orders such as walking daily and adhering to a particular diet, in order to donate her healthy kidney to Belinda. After following a healthy protocol and final testing from the transplant center, the two planned the surgery for the beginning of 2016. However, Belinda’s health began to decline, and she realized she may have to start dialysis. When she told Claudia this news, Claudia immediately called the transplant center and scheduled the transplant sooner. Just four days before Christmas, Belinda received the gift of life from her childhood best friend. Across the United States, more than 95,000 people are waiting for a kidney to save their life. Of these, nearly 500 are your fellow Oklahomans. The need for more organ donors is great – every 10 minutes, another person is added to the national waiting list. LifeShare encourages all Oklahomans to register to be a donor and share their decision with their family. About LifeShare LifeShare is a nonprofit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) dedicated to the recovery of organs and tissue for transplant purposes. We work closely with five transplant centers and 145 healthcare organizations in the state of Oklahoma to facilitate donation. Additionally, we strive to raise awareness for organ, eye and tissue donation and transplantation through public education. For more information about LifeShare, please visit www.lifeshareok.org.

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Parents Helping Parents to meet Aug. 11

Thursday July 26 ---- In The Gallery ---- Work, Fight, Give: American Relief Posters of WWII ---- WWII Edmond: Housewives on the Homefront ---- The 46th Annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale ---- Arabian Horse Association Youth Nationals ---- Mamma Mia ---- Exhibit: Seals of Isaiah and King Hezekiah Discovered ---- Summer Signature Tour ---- A Date with the Duke ---- Saloon Series ---- Concerts in the Park: The Gotcha Cover Band & Nasty Weather ---- Movie Night: Finding Dory ---- Upstage Theatre presents Gypsy the Musical Friday July 27 ---- In The Gallery ---- Work, Fight, Give: American Relief Posters of WWII ---- WWII Edmond: Housewives on the Homefront ---- The 46th Annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale ---- Arabian Horse Association Youth Nationals ---- Mamma Mia ---- Bonus Barrel Race Regionals & National Barrel Racing Tour Finale ---- Exhibit: Seals of Isaiah and King Hezekiah Discovered ---- Summer Signature Tour ---- Upstage Theatre presents Gypsy the Musical ---- Groove Merchants ---- United States Tennis Association District Championship ---- Josh Turner at Riverwind Casino ---- Friday Evening Glow Saturday July 28 ---- In The Gallery ---- Work, Fight, Give: American Relief Posters of WWII ---- WWII Edmond: Housewives on the Homefront ---- The 46th Annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale ---- Arabian Horse Association Youth Nationals ---- Mamma Mia ---- Bonus Barrel Race Regionals & National Barrel Racing Tour Finale ---- Krazy Daze ---- Art Moments ---- National Day of the Cowboy ---- United States Tennis Association District Championship ---- Upstage Theatre presents Gypsy the Musical ---- Charity Ping Pong Tourney 2018 ---- Edmond Farmer’s Market ---- George Lopez and DL Hughley at Riverwind Casino ---- 38 Special in Concert ---- New World Comic Con Sunday July 29 ---- In The Gallery ---- The 46th Annual Prix de West Invitational Art Exhibition & Sale ---- Bonus Barrel Race Regionals & National Barrel Racing Tour Finale ---- Exhibit: Seals of Isaiah and King Hezekiah Discovered ---- Art Moments ---- United States Tennis Association District Championship ---- “Legends” Tribute to Barbra Streisand More information on Events In the Gallery Location: Edmond Fine Arts Institute Extra Info: Featuring works by Marilyn Garvey For more info: http://www.edmondfinearts.com/ Work, Fight, Give: American Relief Posters of WWII Location: Edmond Historical Society & Museum Extra Info: Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday closed; Traveling exhibit that offers a wide-ranging collection of original relief posters and memorabilia. For more information go to: edmondhistory.org or call 405 340-0078.

WWII Edmond: Housewives on the Homefront Location: Edmond Historical Society & Museum Extra Info: Thursday & Friday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday 1 – 5 p.m. Sunday closed Demonstrates the efforts of housewives keeping Edmond productive during the war. For more information go to: edmondhistory.org or call 405 340-0078. Arabian Horse Association Youth Nationals Location: Oklahoma State Fair Park; Barns, Jim Norick Arena; Performance Arena & Super Barn Time: 8 a.m. Mamma Mia Location: Lyric Theatre Extra Info: The magic of ABBA’s timely songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship – and, everyone’s having the time of their lives! lyrictheatreokc.com Bonus Barrel Race Regionals & National Barrel Racing Tour Finale Location: Lazy E Arena Extra Info: 405-282-RIDE www.LazyE.com Krazy Daze Location: Downtown Edmond Extra Info: A huge themed sales event where Edmond citizens and visitors can shop local without making a large dent in their wallets 405-249-9391 or www.downtownedmondok.com Exhibit: Seals of Isaiah and King Hezekiah Discovered Location: Armstrong Auditorium Extra Info: Free, Exhibit will be available until Aug 19. armstrongauditorium.org Summer Signature Tour Location: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, Meets at Canyon Princess (cougar sculpture in West Hallway) Extra Info: 1 – 2 p.m. See some of the finest Western art in the country during this docent-facilitated Museum tour. https://nationalcowboymuseum.org A Date with the Duke Location: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum; S.B. “Burk” Burnett Board Room Extra Info: 5 – 8 p.m.; (1hr 48m, appropriate for ages 14+). $40 per person; $35 per Museum member; John Wayne’s granddaughter, Anita La Cava Swift, delivers opening remarks at a special screening of The Comancheros (1961) and a buffet prepared by The Petroleum Club of Oklahoma City. Reserve online at nationalcowboymuseum.org/adults. National Day of the Cowboy Location: National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum Extra Info: 10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.; Begin with a performance of Pecos Bill and the Ghost Stampede by Oklahoma Children’s Theatre. After the play, join Jeffrey Richardson, for a family tour of the Museum’s American Cowboy Gallery. . https://nationalcowboymuseum.org Concerts in the Park: The Gotcha Cover Band & Nasty Weather Location: Hafer Park Time: 6:15 – 8:45 p.m. Movie Night: Finding Dory Location: Pelican Bay Aquatic Center Time: Gates open at 7:30 p.m.; movie starts at dusk. For more information go to pelicanbayaquatics.com Upstage Theatre presents Gypsy the Musical Location: Mitch Park Extra Info: 8 p.m.; $12-$18; upstagetheatreok.com Groove Merchants Location: UCO – Jazz Lab Extra Info: 8 p.m.; $20;

The Edmond Chapter of Parents Helping Parents will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 at McLaren's Pantry located at 3414 South Boulevard in the Boulevard Shopping Center located in the southeast corner of 33rd and Boulevard. The restaurant is closed to the general public at 6 p.m. The meeting is from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Our speaker

is Kim Farris with Avenues Treatment. Her topic is, "Addiction and the Family Dynamic." Parents Helping Parents provides support and resources for parents of addicted children (any age child). This is an anonymous meeting and no cost or reservations required. For more information please call 405642-8198.

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Commentary ... We’re on YOUR Side

The religion of politics Perhaps there were a few traditions about the early days of our nation we should have kept. At one time most Americans had no idea what their president looked like. In Steve Gust fact a lot of people never knew the name of the chief executive. Part of that was because the federal government wasn’t the behemoth it’s become now. If you actually did pay any money to the feds it didn’t amount to too much of your income. Probably a majority of the people of the era gave the feds no money. Then again those folks were probably staying busy just trying to survive on the frontier or a crowded city back east. Fast forward to today. We have a keen interest in our government because we pay a lot of taxes to them -- not by choice either. We also live in a world made smaller by mass communication and the threat of war. So we’re more involved. These days that involvement has gotten

ridiculous. We hang on almost every word of certain political commentators. Most of them should be discredited for their abysmal predictions for the 2016 presidential election. But they’re not. In fact they’re very angry about that election and would love to overturn the results. It’s amazing how involved people are with politics. It’s almost a religion for some. That’s sad. For many the only justice or peace they will see in their lives hinges on electing the “right” people. I’ll go a step further. Many in our society probably feel empty inside. Instead of finding peace through faith, they may seek it out through involvement in various destructive addictions or going all in with their politics. Why do so many shun faith? I’m not sure other than it takes some effort and humility. I only wish more people would be able to chill out more and learn to agree to disagree with those having different viewpoints. Civility should never go out of fashion, although sadly it seems to have these days. (Steve Gust may be reached at news@edmondpaper.com.)

State AG backs Kavanaugh By Mike Hunter Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement presented President Trump and the Senate with one of their most serious responsibilities: nominating and confirming a new justice to the Supreme Court. The president has done his duty and then some, putting forward a nominee who is, as Trump promised in the 2016 campaign, in the mold of the late, great Justice Antonin Scalia. Brett Kavanaugh is indisputably a jurist who believes in textual fidelity to the Constitution and statutes and a disciplined avoidance of judicial activism. He also is an articulate advocate for First Amendment protections for freedom of speech and religion. In one case, for example, Kavanaugh dissented from a decision requiring certain religious organizations to adhere to the Obama administration's contraceptive mandate. The Supreme Court came to the same conclusion as Kavanaugh on the mandate's unconstitutionality. Kavanaugh's resume is as impeccable as his record. A graduate of Yale University and Yale Law School, he went on to clerk for Kennedy. Kavanaugh then served in the Solicitor General's office and later with a top-tier Washington, D.C., law firm, where he ar-

gued cases before the Supreme Court. In 2006, the Senate confirmed his nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Kavanaugh's 300-plus opinions on the federal bench make plain that he's a jurist who believes in the rule of law, not the rule of judges. They also spotlight someone committed to maintaining the Constitution's structural safeguards of our liberty and democracy as well as restoring the proper balance of power between the states and the federal government. For too long, Oklahomans have endured decisions on local issues being made for them by Washington bureaucrats. Kavanagh has been an ardent defender of the separation of powers, with its proper checks and balances. He's questioned the judge-made “Chevron” doctrine, which holds that the unelected bureaucrats should be the primary interpreters of the laws governing them and their actions presumed legitimate. President Trump has done his part. Now the Senate should do its part and confirm the highly distinguished and eminently qualified Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Hunter, a Republican, is Oklahoma's attorney general.

Oddball politics in California If you aren't among those who think the problem with California is that its Democratic leaders are too politically moderate, then that just means you're not a Democratic activist in that state. The latest evidence of this trend was provided when the executive board of the California Democratic Party chose to endorse Kevin de Leon, who hopes to oust longtime incumbent U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in this year's elections. Feinstein is no mushy moderate, and made national headlines for appearing to impose an unconstitutional religious test on judicial nominees when she suggested last year that Amy Coney Barrett wasn't qualified to serve as a judge because she was a committed Catholic. Yet in her home state, Feinstein is attacked as being part of “politics as usual in Washington, D.C.” That's in keeping with the crazy “politics as usual” of California Democrats and their sprint to the political fringe. NewsOK.com

Netflix learning economic lessons the hard way Netflix stock dropped 13 percent when markets opened last week. Slow subscriber growth had pushed the Internet entertainment giant off a cliff. This is how wild the world of television, entertainment and the internet is these days. Behind the stock chart and headlines are lessons about markets that government and businesses should learn. Just a few months ago, Netflix was a rising star that had destroyed earlier titans: the broadcast and cable networks. “The company doesn't want to be a leader in video,” one analyst wrote, “or even the leader in video — it wants to monopolize the consumption of video; to become TV.” But HBO, Hulu, Amazon, and even old network and cable giants aren't going to just sit back and let that happen. So today, technologies compete, creative producers compete, and so do platforms and networks. This is unnerving for individual companies but delightful for customers, who have

countless options for getting movies, television and other video content. You can pick and choose what you want, when, where, and how. Want just baseball games? Get the MLB app. Pick up the CBS app through your Amazon Firestick when the NFL season rolls along. Maybe you just stream "Real Housewives" every week. What we have now is close to something regulators dreamed about a decade ago: a la carte TV, with customers paying for what they want, getting a lot of content free, and not having to buy cumbersome bundles of programs they don't want in order to get the one or two they do. Here's where the lessons come in. In the middle of the last decade, senators and the Federal Communications Commission pushed for mandatory “a la carte” regulations. Cable providers and programmers should be required, they said, to allow customers to buy only the channels they wanted. McDonald's doesn't force you to

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buy the whole meal deal if you just want fries, why should Comcast force you to buy TBS if you just want TNT? Some cable providers supported regulations like this. Most opposed the mandate, and there was a stalemate on Capitol Hill and in the regulatory agencies. Today, consumers have far more freedom than any a la carte mandate could have provided them. Last year, Netflix had more subscribers than the top six cable companies combined. Cable subscriptions have dropped by 10 percent since 2012, and another 4 percent are expected to drop this year. The lesson of all this is that if something enjoys enough demand and is technologically feasible, the market will provide it without regulators getting in the way and bossing people around. If you can't see how a service will be provided, or by whom, have the humility to admit that you're clueless about what the sector will look like in 10 years. Business needs to learn to adapt to meet demand, or else another market player will knock you off your feet, or off your market peak. Your competitors of tomorrow may not exist today. Congress and the FCC have been wrestling with net neutrality and other rules. These would freeze current business models in place. But the best way for consumers to get what they want is to allow new business models to prosper, free of mandates and regulations. That's market economics. The story of Netflix's wild ride is a classic story. Hubris and arrogance, rises and falls, and unexpected plot twists. It's a story regulators and big business should take to heart. — Washington Examiner

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The case against Pretty Boy gotten and overlooked. By David Farris It was from the right It had been almost index finger of 10 months since Adam Richetti, the ambush murwho was ders of four lawCharley “Pretty men and their Boy” Floyd's latprisoner at the est partner-inUnion Train Stacrime. That, in tion in Kansas turn, made the City, Missouri, case more on June 17, about Floyd, 1933, and the Farris which became a FBI’s investigaproblem for investigation was going tors because no one benowhere. lieved that he was Despite their lack of involved. This was not suspects, Bureau Direconly the opinion of tor John Edgar Hoover agents working the continued to assure case, but also of their Americans that his criminal informants and agents would bring the killers to justice. Within of anyone who knew Floyd. days of the massacre, He was a bank robseveral people were in ber, not a hit-man or custody charged with conspiracy; however, no muscle for hire. However, Hoover had earlier suspected shooters had been arrested. The only proclaimed that Floyd should be considered a suspect investigators suspect, even though could tie to the shootthe evidence, including ings, Verne Miller, had Miller's murder, pointed been murdered by his towards Kansas City's underworld associates criminal underworld. when he became too Richetti's fingerprint much of a liability. The alone wouldn't be challenge for investigaenough to connect him tors then became to and Floyd to the maslink Miller to the resacre. They were going maining unidentified to need witnesses in shooters. order to make their By March 1934, incase. vestigators claimed to James LaCapra, also have “re”-discovered a known as “Jimmy Neesingle fingerprint found dles” due to his drug 11 days after the massacre on a beer bottle in use, was a hard-luck the basement of Miller's gangster from Kansas City. He knew that he abandoned home. Alhad no future in organlegedly, the print had ized crime, because the been stuffed in a local boss, Johnny Lazia drawer, where it remained for months, for- had told him so person-

ally. Fortunately for LaCapra, Lazia was killed soon after in a machine gun attack. It was later determined that one of the weapons used had also been fired during the Union Station murders, further implicating the K.C. underworld. Lazia's friends turned on LaCapra and marked him for death. After two of his partners were murdered, and at least one botched attempt on his own life, LaCapra was out to make a deal with authorities. While in custody of the Wichita Highway Patrol, he begged agents for protection from both gangsters and the Kansas City Police. Of course, in return, he had to have something that they wanted. When asked about the Union Station Massacre he had a lot to say. The hood knew what investigators needed to hear, so that's what he gave them. He placed responsibility for the murders on his old nemesis, Lazia, whom he alleged recruited Floyd and Richetti. The desperate man knew a lot about organized crime in Kansas City and made a compelling presentation which included many names, but it still wasn't enough to make a strong case. His story was hard to verify since some of those named, like Lazia, were dead,

and the two new suspects weren't around to give their side. Finally, it could be argued that LaCapra had agreed to say anything that the agents wanted him to say. He was a scared drug addict who needed to make a deal to save his life, and had even stated to investigators, “I am willing to do anything you ask me to do.” There was one person already in custody who was with Miller, before and after the massacre, and could be used to support LaCapra's version of events. If you watched the ridiculous movie “Public Enemies”

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J. Edgar Hoover, the longtime FBI director, was under pressure to solve the Kansas City massacre. Some think his evidence in the case was shaky.

Farris From Page 9 out a plan with prison offi(2009), you'll remember cials to have Mathias, “... rethe over-the-top scene leased unexpectedly from when the rogue agent, the institution where she is left on his own, begins to held so that there will be no abuse the frail, female attorneys or any other persuspect. Finally, he is son present at the time she physically stopped by is released, and that she then higher-ranking agents can be taken by agents of who, at least in the the Division and held incommovie, represented a municado in some apartgreater moral authority ment where she can be by rescuing the damsel in Floyd thoroughly questioned condistress. This was not the cerning the massacre case.” case with Vi Mathias. On Sept. 18, 1934, at 8:30 a.m., Mathias was a pretty, 16-year-old farm girl from South Dakota, when she Mathias was surprised to find herself suddenly standing outside the front met Miller sometime around 1925, steps of the prison. That was only while he was the Beadle County sheruntil she was grabbed by agents and iff. The two eloped when the former placed into a waiting car. She wasn't lawman was beginning his criminal cabeing arrested, because there were reer as a bootlegger and bank robber. no charges against her. She had been Verne and Vi lived their lives on the kidnapped off the street and was run before settling into the house in Kansas City. On Nov. 1, 1933, she was being held without any rights. Agents drove Mathias to an apartarrested at her Chicago apartment, ment in Detroit where she was interafter Miller barely escaped from the rogated relentlessly by a series of building that had been surrounded by agents day and night for nine days; 20 lawmen. Although questioned for but, to their surprise and further frusdays by agents, Mathias gave them tration, she continued not to coopernothing that they could use, maintainate. On Sept. 30, she was then taken ing, “Not now or ever will I be a stool to the Chicago office to meet with pigeon.” Agent Sam McKee who was known Vi was sentenced to one year and for his skills of “persuasion.” One can a day for harboring Miller, and sent only imagine what occurred during to the Federal Prison for Women at those last few hours that finally reAlderson, West Virginia; but agents sulted in her cooperation. weren't through with her. Katheryn Mathias was given statements to Kelly, the wife of George “Machine sign, prepared by agents, that placed Gun” Kelly, was serving time in Floyd and Richetti at the house she Milan, Mich., for her role in the kidnapping of Oklahoma oilman Charles shared with Miller on the night beUrschel. Agents made a deal with her fore the massacre and just hours afto get information on Miller, and had terwords. Hoover's men now had all they needed. On Aug. 11, headlines Mathias transferred to Milan where across America reported that the two the two ex-gun-molls became cellCookson Hill bandits had been mates. However, Vi was already facharged in the massacre shooting. miliar with the devious Mrs. Kelly So, there was the case against and remained tight-lipped, to the Pretty Boy Floyd, regarding the frustration of investigators. The next plan devised by agents to Kansas City Massacre. It consisted of get information from Mathias was far a fingerprint that wasn't his, the recollections of a drug addict desperate more direct. Agent S.P. Crowley had to make a deal, and a series of statebragged to the boys in Washington ments acquired under extreme about the “success obtained in the Chicago office in questioning women duress. It doesn't seem as if such charges would be any challenge to an had been the result of holding them experienced defense attorney. Howindefinitely and breaking down their ever, Hoover and his men will make mental resistance...” Hoover was aware of the brutal in- sure that Floyd would never see the inside of a courtroom. terrogation techniques used by his men and approved. Supervisor R.E. (David Farris’ e-mail is davidafarNewby and other field agents worked ris09@yahoo.com)

Dr. Vo to join Integris Family Care tice, because if we can Louise Vo, M.D. will catch an issue or disease soon be joining Integris early, complications will Family Care Memorial be prevented,” says Vo. West. Vo is a board cer“Helping those patients, tified family medicine who I hope become lifephysician. long connections, make She graduated from my job as a family medithe University of Oklacine doctor an absolute homa College of Medijoy.” cine and completed her Vo joins Drs. Serena residency at Integris Anderson, Charlotte Great Plains Family Coyner, Jeffrey Cruzan, Medicine Residency Dr. Louise Vo Loahn Kelley Gallegos and Program. In medical Greg Spencer at 5915 W. Memorial school, she was awarded the 2015 Road, Suite 300 in Oklahoma City, Malcom Phelps Award for outstandOK 73412. Vo will begin July 31 and ing performance and leadership duris accepting new patients. To scheding the family medicine rotation. ule an appointment, call 405-773Preventive medicine is one of the 6465. most important aspects of my prac-

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OSU-Tulsa researcher Amanda Sheffield works to understand the lives of children at risk. HIBAR research investment will help OSU faculty find solutions to societal problems.

Okla. State launches strategic investment into research providing societal solutions

Oklahoma State University plans to fund more than $1.5 million per year in research over a multiyear period as part of a new research initiative to stimulate partnerships that can solve important problems faced by Oklahoma and the rest of the nation. The Highly Integrative Basic and Responsive (HIBAR) Research program will begin with an idea competition to identify themes. The HIBAR Research approach has been promoted by the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU) in a call for researchers to unite and ‘engage theory with practice for transformative solutions.’ OSU leaders recognize that the institution’s reputation is driven, in part, by the public’s appreciation for the impact of OSU’s research. The HIBAR Research concept will elevate

university research by building on scientific excellence and its application through collaborations among multiple faculty groups, other academic institutions, business and industry, and government agencies. “OSU has many excellent faculty members whose research is on the more fundamental end of the spectrum,” said Kenneth Sewell, OSU vice president for research. “And we have other researchers, scholars, educators, and even artists whose expertise can more directly translate fundamental science into practical solutions.” The idea competition is the first of a multi-phase competitive process. Up to five teams will then be selected to receive small planning grants and have six months to complete a full application. It is anticipated that two programs will be selected for

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further investment over multiple years in the form of pilot programs, start-up funds, and collaboration resources. “OSU research has been positively impacting Oklahoma and the nation since the very first scientific study was conducted here more than a century ago,” Sewell said. “Our investments in the OSU HIBAR Research themes will magnify that legacy of relevance.” OSU’s HIBAR Research program is open to teams of OSU faculty who may partner with faculty from other universities, industry partners or governmental groups. The deadline for the idea competition submissions is Nov. 1. To learn more, or access the Request for Applications, visit https://research.okstate.edu/hibar.


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Support Oklahoma’s wildlife with a specialty plate Thousands of Oklahoma drivers are representing our state’s wildlife and helping fund conservation with their purchase of a specialty license plate. “Purchasing a wildlife conservation license plate is an easy way to identify as a wildlife enthusiast, and a portion of the fee goes directly to the Wildlife Department to help fund nongame conservation projects,” said Jena Donnell, information specialist with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation. For each plate sold, $20 of the $38 specialty plate fee ($36.50 for renewals) will be used to monitor nongame wildlife populations and allow for research and surveys of species of greatest conservation need. License plate sales also provide for wildlife-watching events like the Selman Bat Watch

each summer and the Hackberry Flat Monarch Watch Program in the fall. The Wildlife Department does not receive general state tax appropriations. “We have nine great hunting, fishing or wildlife-watching designs,” Donnell said. “Our most popular designs include the deer, scissor-tailed flycatcher and largemouth bass." Other plates in the wildlife conservation lineup include the Texas horned lizard, quail, turkey, mallard, striped bass, and trout designs. Applications for a personalized or pre-numbered conservation plate are available online or at your local tag agency. Allow 6-8 weeks for renewals and original pre-numbered plates. The specialty plate fee is in addition to the annual vehicle registration fee.

Renowned Horse Show The Youth National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show is back this week at the State Fairgrounds. It started here more than 20 years ago. The show offers educational and leadership opportunities, as well as social activities for families and kids of all ages. It is one of several equestrian events at the park each year that brings millions of dollars to the metro economy. PHOTO PROVIDED

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The ‘Ellen We Bought a Limo’ guys, from left, Jake Triplett, Kyle Brown, Ty Gatewood and David Sosna. The guys have a Go Fund Me Account which they are giving to people in need of assistance on their trip around the United States.

TV hopes rest with ‘Ellen We Bought a Limo’ idea

The goal is 48 states in 64 days By Rose Drebes Two Edmond natives are among four young men who are driving a limo through all 48 states in 64 days in a quest to appear on the “Ellen Show” and highlight good people and good places. And, they are hoping to bless people, both with their personalities and financially, along the way. The idea for the “Ellen We Bought a Limo” social media phenomena was hatched by Edmond’s Ty Gatewood, 22, and Jake Triplett, 26, of Strafford, Mo. The two met while working at Kanakuk Kamp, also in Missouri. “In January, Jake was driving through Oklahoma City and we just happened upon a video project involving a road trip,” Ty said. “That spiraled downhill quickly,” Jake said. Soon, Kyle Brown, also 22, and one of Ty’s childhood friends from Edmond, and David Sosna, 23, of Kansas City, were along for the ride. David, a friend of a friend, is referred to as “the stranger” in the first videos. Ty found a limo for sale on Craig’s List in Portland, Maine. He, Kyle and Jake flew from Oklahoma City to Boston on July 8, met up with David, went to the bank to get money, bought the limo and set out on their journey. “In order to reach our goal of getting on the ‘Ellen Show,’ we had to take it up a new level,” Jake said. Ellen doesn’t start filming until Sept. 4, so they have time to make stops along the way. Some nights, they sleep in the limo. “We wake up every morning and decide where we need to get to,” Ty said. The foursome also started a Go Fund Me account with the intention of “blessing” people as they traveled around the United States. All of the expenses for the trip are coming out of their own pockets. “The biggest thing we want to be careful about is how we used our Go Fund Me account,” David said. “We really want to know exact needs. We want to be good stewards of that money.”


David Sosna, Ty Gatewood, Jake Triplett and Kyle Brown in the limo they purchased to drive through the 48 lower United States. The foursome's goal is to get on the ‘Ellen Show’ and to bless people along the way.

Thus far, while in Maine, “Ellen We Bought a Limo” crew gave money to a woman who works at a McDonald’s they visited. They struck up a conversation with her and learned that her two teenaged children faced several obstacles. She also disclosed she wanted to go back and finish her college degree. The money, they told her, could be used to purchase textbooks. Other adventures they have had include turning the limo into a night club in Manhattan, N.Y. and dancing with “the world’s oldest hip hop dancer” in Philadelphia, Penn. Their journey has also been covered by local television stations and newspapers.

Speaking on Day 8 of their travels, Ty said the men have experienced an “incredibly revelation of positivity.” The level of support, encouragement and sense of community they have encountered has been “overwhelming.” “I’m happy with what we’re doing,” Jake said. As of Day 8, they hadn’t heard from Ellen DeGeneres and her people, who apparently is traveling herself. “She’s in Africa with the gorillas,” Kyle said. Follow “Ellen We Bought a Limo” on Facebook at facebook.com/ellenweboughtalimo. The link to the Go Fund Me page is gofundme.com/blessingstrangers-along-the-way.

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Seen on the back from from left, are Mike Roark, Rusty Hale, Jay Buxton, Dan Chavez, Andy Lester and Chris Price. Other Edmond Rotary Club members honored on the front are Allison Calhoun, Natalie Bonney, Jessica Lyle, Current President, Gail Carr, Mitzi Hancuff. Not pictured is Jay Smith, Jeanean South and James Kerr. PHOTO PROVIDED

Edmond Rotary Club salutes service of its past leaders At Edmond Rotary Club’s weekly meeting, Club Presidents from the past 12 years were honored, as well as two others. Member and past Club President, Natalie Bonney congratulated the club’s past presidents on their service to the community for the past twelve years. Also receiving recognition were Allison Calhoun,Executive Secretary and Rusty Hale, Treasurer for their years of

service to the club. Bonney also introduced newly installed President, Jessica Lyle. To find out more about Edmond Rotary Club please visit http://www.edmondrotary.org or https://www.facebook.com/RotaryClubOfEdmond/. Rotary Meets every Wednesday at noon at Mercy Hospital on I-35 in Edmond. Guests are always welcome.

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Denzel Washington as Robert McCall in ‘The Equalizer 2’ movie.

Justice crusader Denzel returns By George Gust Robert McCall (Denzel Washington) is back in the “The Equalizer 2” serving unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed. But when an old friend (Melissa Leo) gets involved in an international murder conspiracy, McCall must return to his former violent life in order to avenge the people that hurt someone he loves. It seems like over the past few years there has been considerable hemming and hawing about the extinction of the traditional “movie star” coinciding with the rise of the franchise-ization of the summer blockbuster. However, no one seemed to tell Denzel Washington that a singular movie star can’t carry an offbeat straightforward movie anymore. “The Equalizer 2” is nothing more, nothing less than a Washington vehicle that hits the notes that die hard Washington/”Equalizer” fans want to see. “The Equalizer 2” is an interesting case of expectations. If you’re expecting a challenging intriguing revenge/thriller, this film is going to fall short of your expectations. However, if all you want to see is Denzel running around making wrong things right and punishing bad guys with a satisfying amount of brutality than this film definitely delivers that experience. In terms of plot, “The Equalizer 2” is all over the place, featuring a meandering string of episodes that are only loosely connected through Washington’s point of view. This episodic portion of the film surprisingly works rather well, giving Washington’s character the opportunity to be the vigilante in a variety of settings that was promised in the trailers. However when

Museum & brewing fun Brewing beer, the fun of fungi and the surprising importance of decomposition will take over Science Museum Oklahoma during “SMO 21: Fermentation, Fungi and Decomposition” from 6:30-10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, an adults-only (21+) night at the museum located at 2020 Remington Place in Oklahoma CiTickets for SMO 21 are $21 in advance, $25 on the day of the event and are available online, in person during regular museum hours as well as over the phone. Tickets include all activities and access to the entire museum. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance as admission is limited. Those purchasing tickets at the door should check SMO’s website for updates regarding ticket availability and arrive no later than 7:30 p.m. There will be no ticket sales after 7:30 p.m. and no outside food or beverage is permitted. SMO 21, the museum’s adults-only, after-hours program for ages 21 and up, is a chance for adults to explore SMO without children in tow. The program kicked off in spring 2018. For more information about SMO 21 or to purchase tickets, visit www.sciencemuseumok.org/smo21 or call 405-602-3760.

the conspiracy plot kicks into full swing “The Equalizer 2” starts to feel like a tired boilerplate action/thriller, where the antagonist’s motivations are flimsy at best and the action set-pieces feel uninspired. Overall, “The Equalizer 2” continues the movie tradition of old men vigilantes getting revenge and dispensing common sense justice from other films like “Death Wish” and more recently in the “Taken” films. And in terms of action and a couple of classic Denzel acting moments this movie delivers, but you’d expect more from the same filmmakers who gave us the ultimate Denzel performance in “Training Day.” However the slow pacing, odd editing, bland storytelling and a conspiracy plot that falls flat on its face makes “The Equalizer 2” an underwhelming action film, but a decent Denzel movie to watch on TNT on a Saturday afternoon. “The Equalizer 2” is rated R for brutal violence throughout, language, and some drug content. 2.4 out of 5 stars

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Event remains popular for many

Late-Kiwanian leaves fish fry legacy to club Former Edmond Kiwanis Club President Richard Lee Jones, who passed away on June 19, left a legacy to the club that is being carried on by fellow Kiwanis member Jerry Ward. Ward is a past Texas/Oklahoma District Governor for Kiwanis. That legacy is the club’s annual fish fry. According to the club’s history, the fish fry started in 1989 “with innocent discussions between two ardent fishermen.” “Jerry Ward and Richard Jones both loved to get stripper fish at Lake Texoma and talked about it at club meetings. Finally, they just said, “Let’s bring the proof and fry it for the members of the club.” The annual fish fry started as a club

event to promote fellowship within the club. For a few years, the fish fry was both a club event and a Division 40 Council Meeting with Kiwanians from as far away as Stillwater and Ponca City attending the event. Now, the event is held just for the Division 40 Council Meetings when they are hosted by Edmond’s club. The first events were held at Fink Park across from the University of Central Oklahoma in the pavilion. Then the fish fry moved to Chitwood Park. Over the years, the club moved the fish fry to Hafer Park, Mitch Park and Arcadia Lake. This year the fish fry was held at University of Central Ok-

lahoma’s International House. The written history of the club’s fish fry shows that “when Richard Jones left the club and became a pastor for the Church of Christ in Madill. He had to join a Rotary Club because there was not a Kiwanis Club in Madill. Bob Huggins, a former member of the Edmond Kiwanis Club, took over Richard’s responsibility of catching part of the fish. After Huggins died, other club members have helped Ward with the catching of the fish.” Founded in 1915, Kiwanis is a global organization of clubs and members dedicated to serving the children of the world.

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City is spending $36,550 on current service survey An estimated 3,500 homes in Edmond are currently receiving surveys in the mail asking about satisfaction with the services provided by the City of Edmond. National Research Center, Inc. (NRC) is conducting the survey for the city to determine the level of satisfaction among citizens when it comes to the majority of services provided. Respondents will indicate how pleased they are with services such as police and fire response, parks and recreation programming and the customer service provided by city employees in various departments. City Manager Larry Stevens said the City Council and management strongly encourage residents who receive the survey to complete it. “The information we learn from the survey is vital to us for measuring our residents’ attitudes about the services we provide. It also helps us identify trends in customer satisfaction here in Edmond as well as in similar cities around the country.” Residents that receive the survey have until Aug. 31 to complete it. After that time, NRC will be analyzing data and compiling reports to be presented to City Council and management before the end of October. NRC was chosen, in part, because they are nationwide and have more than 20 years of experience in measuring satisfaction, including local government services. The city will pay $36,550 for NRC to conduct the sur-

City of Edmond news vey, analyze and report results, and provide post-survey discussions with decision makers to ascertain the next steps for acting on the findings. Guided discussions will focus on the important issues raised in the surveys and areas of concern.

Sponsorships offered for holiday display Sponsorships are now available for “Luminance” presented by Edmond Electric. The new walk-thru holiday light display in Mitch Park runs throughout the month of December from 5 pm – 10 pm each night. “We had a limited preview of Luminance last year with just two 3-D displays,” said Jessica Lyle, Edmond Electric Community Relations Coordinator. “We are excited to grow that to twenty featured 3-D displays this first year, and really look forward to partnering with local businesses to create a unique experience for our residents.” Businesses have the unique opportunity to get in on the ground floor with what is sure to be a huge hit for many years to come. Initial sponsorship opportunities for this one-of-akind holiday event are limited and information can be found at www.edmondlights.com. For further questions, please contact Jessica Lyle at 216-7729.

Edmond Democratic Women hosting candidates in Aug. 2. ‘Meet & Greet’ All Democratic candidates for offices to be voted on by residents within Edmond City Limits and/or Edmond School District have been invited to a Meet & Greet on Thursday, Aug. 2 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The gathering is open to the public and will be held in the Banquet Room of the Edmond Community Center at 28 E. Main in downtown Edmond. “We are very excited about all the Democratic candidates on the ticket and want to ensure that our members and others in the community have the opportunity to have conversations with these candidates,” said EDW President, Dana Shadid. The candidates will be given an opportunity to share a few words, but the majority of the evening will be devoted to one on one time between the candidates and the participants.

The candidates have been asked to bring campaign material, donation envelopes and even signs. Confirmed candidates attending are: Drew Edmondson, Governor; Blake Cummings and Ashley McCray, Corporation Commissioner; Mark Myles, Attorney General; Tom Guild and Kendra Horn, Congressional District 5; John Cox, State Superintendent of Schools; Kimberly Fobbs, Insurance Commissioner; Fred Dorrell, Commissioner of Labor; William Andrews, Senate District 22; Chelsey Branham, House District 83; Devyn Denton, House District 39; Julia Kirt, Senate District 30; Jackie Phillips; House District 81; Kara Sawyer, House District 31; and Kathy Wallis, House District 96. For more information on this event, go to www.edmonddemocraticwomen.org.

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OSP to put on production of ‘Sense and Sensibility’ Next month Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park presents “Sense and Sensibility” by Kate Hamill (based on the classic Jane Austen novel). The production is directed by Laura Standley. Hamill’s adaptation of “Sense and Sensibility” brings out the whimsy and wit at the heart of this beloved tale. The Dashwood sisters, levelheaded Elinor and passionate, impetuous Marianne, are torn from their comfortable upper class lives when family fortunes change, and tossed into a world swirling with the social pressures of class, money, and reputation. Mix in a few dashing love interests and a gaggle of gossipy socialites for an energetic romp through the 19th century that will delight Austen fans and novices alike. The play cracks open the entrapment of the Dashwood sisters by systems they can’t control, but in such a humorous and wonderfully theatrical way that really allows Austen’s wit and satiric observations to shine through. “There is a special kind of magic that happens when artists like the brilliant Kate Hamill and our amazing director, Laura Standley, take on the retelling of a classic tale as a labor of love,” said Kathryn McGill, Executive Artistic Director of Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park. “This theatrical take on Austen transforms

Getting tickets for upcoming play Single ticket prices are $25, on Thursday and Sunday and $30 on Friday and Saturday with discounts available for groups of 10 or more, seniors, students, military, and educators. Because of the intimate nature of our indoor Paseo space we recommend purchasing tickets online. No late seating. Tickets are available at www.oklahomashakespeare.com or by calling 1 (800) 838-3006. ‘Sense and Sensibility’ into a vibrant, deliciously gossipy, and entirely entertaining tour de force. I am excited to introduce audiences to a different, subversively funny side of Jane Austen.” “Sense and Sensibility” features Wil Rogers as Willoughby, Madeline Dannenburg as Elinor, Ashley Frisbee as Marianne, Tyler Woods* as Colonel Brandon, David FletcherHall as Sir John Dashwood, Joseph Burleigh as Edward Ferrars, Bianca Bulgarelli as Margaret Dashwood, Becca Mitchell as Fanny Dashwood, and Lindsay Rollins as Mrs. Dashwood. Saturday, Aug. 18- Join us for a pre-show talk at 7:30 and a talk back with the cast after the show. “Sense and Sensibility” is recommended for audiences 10 and older.

‘Dancesport’ athletes will have August competition Amateur Dancesport Athletes will be coming from all over the USA and the world to compete in a ballroom dance competition in downtown Oklahoma City, in August. With all the glamour, costumes and choreographed routines, this competition will pit athlete against athlete. The athletes that dance in OKC will be qualifying to compete in the USA Dance National Dancesport Championships which will be held in 2019. The OKC Dreamcatcher DanceSport Championships will begin Friday, Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. featuring the World DanceSport Federation Senior (WDSF) II Standard and Youth Standard Open Championships, Championship Rhythm and Latin events. Athletes from all over the world are eligible to compete in these Open events for world ranking.

Saturday night will host the WDSF Open Senior I Standard, as well as the Youth Latin, Championship Standard and Smooth events. Again couples from all over the world are eligible to compete. So far Canada and Austria will be represented making this a truly special open championship. The beautiful Embassy Suites by Hilton will set the stage for a fantastic weekend of DanceSport competition. Spectators are encouraged to cheer on your favorite athletes while enjoying the excitement and glamour of ballroom dancing. Tickets may be purchased at the door for the Friday night, Saturday, Saturday night, and Sunday sessions of competition. For further information, check out the website at: www.dreamcatcherdancesport.com


The OSP production of ‘Sense and Sensibility’ features Amanda Lee as Marie, Erin Woods as Olympe, Madison Hill as Charlotte, Alexis Ward as Marianne.

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Kavanaugh visits Sen James Lankford (R-Edmond) last week met with President Trump’s Supreme Court Justice nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh. On July 9, Kavanaugh was nominated to serve as an Associate Justice to the United States Supreme Court to replace the retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy. ‘It was a pleasure to meet with Judge Brett Kavanaugh in my office today. He is an impressive and qualified nominee to be considered for the Supreme Court. Our conversation focused on the separation of powers and the role of each branch of government, First and Fourth Amendment judicial precedent, and constitutional originalism. The Supreme Court has an obligation to act within the bounds of the Constitution and interpret the law as written. I look forward to reading through his many opinions, and I look forward to his confirmation hearings.’


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Financing options for building a home By Kenneth Wohl VP RCB Bank Mortgage Thinking of building your dream home, but not sure what type of loan to get? New construction can be obtained two different ways: n Purchase a completed home from a builder, or n Hire a builder and finance the construction yourself. Purchase from a builder A builder will typically ask you to put down a deposit while they carry the cost of the construction. You get to choose floor plans, paint colors, fixtures and so on. When construction is complete, you will obtain a typical mortgage, as if you purchased an existing home. Construction costs are built in to the purchase price. This is common with larger builders. You finance construction Another option is for you to the carry the construction loan. This is typical with smaller builders, and financing is usually offered only at your smaller local or regional banks and credit unions. You will need to pick your builder and draw up your home specs. Your lender will determine the value of the home during your loan application by ordering an appraisal on the information you provide. Construction loans are short-term loans, generally 12-18 months. Costs vary by lender so do your homework. The majority of lenders will finance up to 80 percent of the property’s value. Once approved, your loan is a closed line of credit. You can draw on the account as certain construction stages are completed. For example, first you may need to buy land. Then pay for the dirt work. After that the foundation, the framework and so on. Your lender will likely have a draw schedule prepared to help you stay on track and budget and to ensure you’re not advancing money for the

cabinetry when the roof hasn’t even been put on. The bank will also send someone out periodically to check on the progress and verify draw schedule and budget. Plan Ahead Cost overruns – There will always be cost overruns or change orders. You may decide to add a larger patio or extra lighting. These items seem small individually, but be careful as they add up pretty quick. When planning your budget, conservatively allow for a 10 percent overage. Variable monthly payments – Construction loans are short-term loans with adjustable interest rates.   Think of your payment like a credit card. You pay the interest each month only on the amount you have used. Permanent financing – Make sure you are qualified for permanent financing before taking out a construction loan. Some lenders may do construction loans but not permanent mortgages. Others do both, ensuring you are pre-qualified for long-term financing before you build. Getting pre-qualified will help you avoid a potential financing nightmare at the end of your construction. Finding the right builder and banker to help you along the way can help you stay on track, stay within budget and provide a smoother experience. I’m here to help, even if you’re not an RCB Bank customer. Feel free to call me, Kenneth Wohl, at 405-6085291 or email kwohl@bankrcb.net. ----Opinions expressed above are the personal opinions of Kenneth Wohl and meant for generic illustration purposes only. For specific questions regarding your personal lending needs, please call RCB Bank at 855-BANKRCB, RCB Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC. RCB Bank NMLS #798151. Kenneth Wohl NMLS #453934.

Famed Edmond golfer dies Open. He was inducted into Mark Hayes, the former the Oklahoma Golf Hall of Oklahoma State star who Fame last year. won the PGA Tour's 1977 Hayes was a two-time AllPlayers Championship, has American at OSU and won died. He was 69. the 1972 Sunnehanna AmaHayes died July 17 in Edteur and World Cup Amateur, mond, brother Larry Hayes helping the United States win said. Hayes had early onset the Eisenhower Trophy. Alzheimer's Disease. Hayes A Stillwater native, Hayes In the 1977 Players in won the 1965 Class A state tough weather conditions at championship for Northeast High Sawgrass Country Club, Hayes birdied the final hole for an even-par School and teamed with fellow future PGA Tour player Tewell to win 72 and a two-stroke victory over state titles at Stillwater High School. Mike McCullough. Hayes finished at Hayes is survived by wife Jana, 9 over. sons Kelly and Ryan and grandsons Known for his Amana bucket hat, Parker and Clark. the Oak Tree Gang member won three PGA Tour titles, also taking the From NewsOK.com 1976 Byron Nelson and Pensacola

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How to stay healthy during summer travel Summer getaways are supposed to be fun and relaxing, but too often we end up spending our vacation time under the weather. To prevent sickness from creeping onto your travel itinerary, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation immunologist Eliza Chakravarty, M.D., suggests giving your immune system a fighting chance. Here are her tips to keep you feeling good as you head for your vacation destination. Be a clean machine “When you travel, you’re surrounded by a lot of people all sharing the same stuff: bathroom door handles, handrails and even seats,” said Chakravarty. “Those are perfect places for germs to grow.” The solution, she says, is simple. “Wash your hands often. Use hand wipes or hand sanitizers. Keep your hands away from your face. It’s all pretty much common sense once you’re aware of the risks.” Keep up your routine A vacation is a welcome break from your daily grind, but getting off your sleep schedule get thrown off and eating a lot of fast food can leave you susceptible to illness. And when you’re relax-

Stay hydrated “Margaritas are delicious, but they don’t provide proper hydration while you’re lounging at the pool or beach,” said Chakravarty. “Alcohol also makes you less aware of what’s going on, so you aren’t as attuned to your body’s signals that you’re becoming dehydrated.” Dehydration can lead to urinary and kidney problems, muscle cramps, heat exhaustion and, in extreme cases, heatstroke. “As fun as it is to crack open a cold one while you’re floating in the pool, you need to make sure you drink plenty of water, too,” she said. PHOTO PROVIDED

Hand sanitizer is an effective way to keep yourself from getting sick while you travel, according to Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation physicians and scientists.

ing, it’s easy to throw your exercise routine out the window, too. “It can be hard when you’re traveling, but it’s important to maintain some good nutrition and get 6 or 7 hours of sleep at a minimum,” Chakravarty said. “If you can work in a little exercise, as well, your immune system will be all the better for it.”


Heritage Hall volunteer, Addie Ritenour, shopping with foster child for a new dress.

Two organizations team up to provide school supplies Supply lists are out and preparations for the new school year are in full swing. Citizens Caring for Children (CCC) and Circle of Care are gearing up for Back2School! CCC will host a week long Back2School shopping event, July 26-30, 2018, serving 600 schoolaged children in foster care. Each child will receive a new outfit, backpack and school supplies. Parents can learn about appointments and sign their foster children up at http://cccokc.org/get-involved/programs or call 405-753-4099. Through the generosity of countless donors, the two organizations will collect supplies and backpacks to equip 600 foster children for the new school year. “Each child is paired with a personal shopper to choose the perfect outfit, backpack and school supplies to send them back to school with confidence,” said Lynne Roller, CCC Executive Director. “Backpacks, clothing and shoes can still be donated to Citizens Caring for Children in support of this event.” If you can’t get out and shop, you can sponsor a child by donating at www.cccokc.org/donate. Volunteers will serve as personal

shoppers guiding foster children through the shopping experience as well as helping to restock shelves between appointments. One foster child enjoyed picking out her backpack with the help of her personal shopper and said, “I am going to show everyone at my school!” To learn how you can help by volunteering as a shopper or donating, visit cccokc.org. Circle of Care CEO, Keith Howard, stated, “This event is a big help to foster parents but more importantly ensures the children can walk tall with their new backpacks, clothes and supplies.” Currently, there are more than 7,300 children living in Oklahoma’s foster care system. Founded in 1984, Citizens Caring for Children provides new clothing, shoes, books, personal hygiene items, school supplies, and other necessities to Oklahoma foster children through programs and services including the Resource Center, Back2School and Joy4Kids. Circle of Care recruits, trains and supports foster parents statewide. To learn more about fostering or how you can support foster families, visit www.circleofcare.org.


Back2School volunteer, Luke Werth, helping pre-k foster child choose the perfect outfit.

Leave work at work As Americans, we tend to take too few vacations, said Chakravarty, and many struggle to detach from the daily grind when they should focus on taking that much-needed holiday. “Try to disconnect and let your stress levels drop. Use this time to rejuvenate and get your mental energy back,” she said. “Read books, take naps and see the sights. Do fun stuff. Stress can weigh you down and make you sick, and vacations offer a chance to break out of that.”

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Nearly 340 educators from across the state attended the 2018 Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom’s state conference ‘mAGnificent Oklahoma’ July 13.

Hundreds of teachers attend Ag conference A chemistry investigation on the composition of milk, robotics in agriculture, and solving a crime in a wheat field – each of these are agricultural lessons that can be taught in classrooms everywhere. Thanks to the 2018 Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom’s state conference “mAGnificent Oklahoma,” these lessons have been provided to nearly 340 educators from across the state. The conference took place July 13 at the Metro Technology Center and featured 18 different workshops on a variety of topics to include branding cattle, soybean production, harvesting berries, and many more. Workshops were led by expert teachers who incorporate AITC in their lessons. Attendees also heard from producers, commodity leaders, Oklahoma Agritourism, the Noble Research Institute, and an FFA advisor. “Our teachers are challenged to find new and innovative ways to make a difference in the lives of Oklahoma’s youth,” said Melody Aufill, Oklahoma AITC coordinator. “What better way to do this than by teaching them about an industry that is constantly advancing?” AITC is a program to help educate students about where their food, clothes and shelter come from and the importance of agriculture in their daily lives. AITC is in the business of bridging the gap between producers and consumers through education. “With the population continuing to increase exponentially and fewer people choosing an agricultural career, it is crucial for the next generation to not only pursue agriculture through potential careers, but also to be knowledgeable about how their food is produced,” Aufill said. She added, “These teachers can inspire the next soil scientist, agronomist, cattle rancher, agricultural communicator, or technology expert who helps the industry become more efficient and effective. Regardless of students’ future career path, each one becomes an educated consumer because they have learned about agriculture in a fun and exciting way.” Conference details Oklahoma AITC has hosted this event for the past 12 years and strives to recognize those making an impact in their schools through AITC. Johnnie Keel, 2018 Oklahoma AITC Teacher of the Year, gave a presentation on the importance of teaching agriculture. Dana Bessinger was awarded as the 2018 Oklahoma AITC Ag Advocate, and Shirley Lettkeman was recognized for her outstanding service to Oklahoma AITC, as AITC Advisory Board president. Teachers had the opportunity to network with agricultural vendors and commodity groups and listen to a keynote speaker, Patti Beth Anderson, who takes the role of “Willamae” on stage as she promotes agriculture by combining her rural and theatrical backgrounds. Anderson, who is a farmer’s daughter and grew up involved in 4-H, now

has a cattle ranch of her own. She has a “big, deep heart for agriculture” and says she tries to use the “gift of laughter to educate and motivate.” Oklahoma Secretary of Agriculture Jim Reese welcomed attendees as well as Dr. Thomas Coon, Oklahoma State University Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources vice president, dean and director. “Ag in the Classroom” is really more like “ag is our classroom,” Dr. Coon said. Aufill added, “The goal is to equip teachers with accurate agricultural knowledge so they feel comfortable teaching students about ag whether they come from a farming background or not.” Tammy Will, a middle school and high school teacher at Morrison Public Schools, has taught for 14 years and has been involved in Oklahoma AITC for six years. She was also a finalist for this year’s Oklahoma AITC Teacher of the Year award. Will’s husband is a full-time farmer, so she has a heavy agricultural background. “There are a lot of things that we do at our farm and a lot of sciencetype things that I can relate to in my classroom,” she said. “When I first started coming to AITC conference, I got to see how to connect our concepts from our standards side to actual farming ideas. It was just an eye opener. It’s what I do. It’s what my husband does everyday.” Will has been teaching her students that there are many agricultural careers outside of farming. She enjoys taking what she loves from home and bringing it to her classroom. “The love of agriculture from a personal standpoint and then getting to share that love with my students has been really neat,” she said. New Attendees Almost one-third of participants were first-time conference attendees, and there were several new presenters as well. Here is what they thought about their first Oklahoma AITC conference: “I think it’s a great resource for Oklahoma teachers. I was surprised at the variety of workshops offered, and it’s interesting how many different types of teachers are here from all different disciplines and backgrounds.” – Abby Paugh, Oklahoma Agritourism intern and a first-time conference presenter “As a first-time Ag in the Classroom conference-goer, I would say that I am very impressed with how hands-on the activities have been so far, and it’s definitely things we can take back to our classrooms and the kids will enjoy.” – Jenna Bulling, Morrison Public Schools fifth-grade teacher. “I have gained new ideas and activities for my classroom. It’s been a very neat experience, and I can’t wait to attend next year’s conference.” – Shari Snow, Elgin Elementary School second-grade teacher

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U.S. oil production hits 11 million barrels a day By Adam Wilmoth NewsOK.com/The Oklahoman U.S. oil production reached 11 million barrels a day earlier this month, hitting a key benchmark and continuing a trend of surging oil-field activity throughout the country. Domestic oil production has set or tied records every week since March 30 and is up 30 percent, or 2.55 million barrels a day, since October 2016, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. With the domestic benchmark oil price near $70 and global production slowing, U.S. companies likely will continue their upward swing. Oklahoma oil production is following a similar pattern, although EIA's state data is delayed. In the most recent data available, producers in Oklahoma sold 533,000 barrels of oil per day in April,

down from 544,000 barrels per day in March, but up 19 percent from 449,000 barrels per day in April 2016. Executives are beginning to set their 2019 budgets and likely will have spending plans in place this fall. Many 2018 budgets were set assuming oil prices averaging near $50 a barrel, leaving producers so far this year with excess cash, although sales prices hedges have somewhat limited the benefit of higher prices. Domestic benchmark West Texas Intermediate crude gained 70 cents one day to $69.46 a barrel. While oil prices have been well above budgeted levels throughout the year, natural gas prices have been less helpful for producers. The U.S. benchmark price gained a nickel on one day to $2.77 per thousand cubic feet. Many producers set their

2018 budgets assuming average natural gas prices around $3 per thousand cubic feet. Companies have been reluctant to significantly boost drilling programs midyear because contracts for rig crews, sand deliveries and other services are set months in advance and big changes could be costly. But if executives feel confident that prices will be strong through next year, they might be willing to increase 2019 spending levels. Much will depend on commodity prices over the next several months and on services contract rates. Either way, production in Oklahoma is likely to continue growing simply because of the stage of oil-field development. Companies have spent the past several years testing and charting the state's geology, especially in northwest Oklahoma's STACK and south central Oklahoma's SCOOP.

Architectural firm marking its 50th year in business MA+ Architecture designs Ida Freeman storm shelter The year 2018 is a celebration one for a metro architectural firm as MA+ Architecture celebrates its 50th anniversary. Another big milestone gives the firm reason to celebrate with the completion of the state-of-the art Media Center at Ida Freeman Elementary school in Edmond, according to Gary Armbruster, AIA, ALEP, a Principal and Architect for the firm. The facility is also a storm shelter, designed to withstand powerful winds and safety protect staff and teachers from an EF-5 tornado. The Edmond School district over the past several years has made a commitment to retrofitting old school campuses with state-of-the art shelters.

The Ida Freeman new center features areas designed to promote student interaction. In the middle of the space, a circulation desk sits beneath an overhead structure which resembles a book spline where students can check out books and receive information. A learning stair, which doubles as storage, enables teachers to give mini-lessons while students sprawl out on a multi-level platform. A ledge off the back of the learning stair allows teachers and staff to hold meetings. The sculpted READ accent wall forms the word and the letters create bookshelf space and nooks for students to relax in and read. The school’s new upgrades extend beyond the new media center

ND wants feds to pay for protests BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota last week demanded $38 million from the federal government to reimburse the state for costs associated with policing large-scale and prolonged protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem filed an administrative claim against the Army Corps of Engineers, contending the federal agency allowed protesters to illegally camp without a permit between Aug. 10, 2016, and March 31, 2017, on federal land along the Missouri River in southern North Dakota and failed to maintain law and order. The Corps inaction "required North Dakota to provide a sustained, largescale public safety response to prevent deaths, and protect property and public safety, including that of the protesters," Stenehjem wrote. If the claim isn't paid or settled in six months, the state can sue in federal court, the attorney general said in a statement. The federal Justice Department declined to comment. Corps officials have said previously that the protesters weren't evicted due to free speech reasons. The $3.8 billion pipeline was built

by Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners to move North Dakota oil through South Dakota and Iowa to a shipping point in Illinois. It began operating a year ago, though four American Indian tribes in the Dakotas are still fighting it in court. During construction, foes who feared environmental damage gathered in the thousands in southern North Dakota, setting up camps on federal land that morphed into small cities. Protesters often clashed with law enforcement who established their own operations center a short distance away, resulting in 761 arrests from August 2016 to February 2017. "The protesters' sprawling encampments, with virtually no sanitation facilities, and their contamination of the land and water during their 'occupation,' were all in violation of federal law," Stenehjem said. The pipeline construction spanned two presidential administrations, with the protests beginning while Barack Obama was in the White House. President Donald Trump just days after taking office in January 2017 pushed through completion of the stalled project. From NewsOK.com

Dogtopia opens on Broadway The dog day care and boarding facility Dogtopia recently opened its newest location in Edmond. The business at 3409 S. Broadway is the first Dogtopia in Oklahoma and is owned and operated by husband and wife Mike Young and Diann Young. “We are thrilled to bring Dogtopia to the Edmond and north OKC area, and provide much-needed care for dogs in the community,” Mike Young said. “Having a dog of our own, we know the struggle pet parents have leaving their special furry children alone or in an isolated kennel environment. Our mission is to provide local pups the opportunity to meet new friends, get exercise, enjoy playtime and have quality

human interaction.” “Our passion for animals allows us to understand the pups under our care are more than just pets — they're members of the family and when a new dog enters our doors they become part of our family too” Diann Young said. The facility offers an open layout with rooms for dogs of similar size and temperament. Each room has compressed rubber flooring to protect joints, prevent slipping and promote play, as well as a separate HVAC system for each room to ensure fresh air. Every area is cleaned solely with dog-safe products. Dogtopia's fees are all-inclusive and meals are prepared according to each pet owner's direction.

The new Ida Freeman storm shelter doubles as a modern media center.

and include a new interior collaboration zone with floor to ceiling marker boards and an outdoor learning space. “The additions to Ida Freeman will go far to enhance the learning each child receives at the school. It will also facilitate the activities of the staff with the additions adjacent to the media center. Its ability to double as a storm shelter gives added value to the addition,” said Armbruster.

MA+ Architecture, LLC is headquartered in Oklahoma City. It has received local, regional, and national awards for excellence in design. In addition, it specializes in education, athletic and government architecture. The Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce recognized the firm three times as one of the metropolitan area’s fastest growing, privately owned companies with the Metro 50 Award.

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Sara Alavi, of Yoga Home of Therapeutics and her daughter, Laili Boozary, are teaching a 200-hour Yoga Teachers Training (YTT) and a 300-hour YTT starting this autumn. The 200-hour YTT is for anyone who has not yet completed any yoga training before, whereas the 300-hour YTT is for a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hour) who is looking to deepen their knowledge in their yoga practice and become certified. Sara Alavi's background offers students a profoundly deep knowledge into her yoga teachings. She managed a local Edmond yoga studio for some years before opening Yoga Home of Therapeutics in 2009. In her many years of learning and teaching yoga, she has worked with students from a variety of backgrounds and limitations including Veterans and students with autoimmune disorders, mental health conditions, physical injuries, and many others. She has accumulated over 250 hours of continuing education since receiving her RYT-200. Her experience and education culminate in a variety of topics: therapeutic yoga, meditation, quantum tapping, hypnosis and hypnotherapy, Raindrop and essential oil massage, Reiki, essential oils, past life regression, and many more modalities. She has combined and applied all of her teachings in working with the students in her studio, Veterans at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Oklahoma City, and patients at Oakwood Springs Behavioral Hospital in Edmond.  In contrast to Alavi's seasoned yoga career, daughter Laili Boozary brings a new and fruitful perspective to her teaching. She was introduced to yoga growing up as Alavi went through her training and education. As she grew, she applied yoga philosophies to the growing pains that inevitably arise through adolescence and saw first-hand how powerful yoga's teachings can be both on and off the mat. She went on to earn her Registered Yoga Teacher 200-hour Certification in 2016. Since then, she has taught hundreds of yoga students at the University of Oklahoma while earning a Bachelors of Health and Exercise Science and a Masters in Health Promotion. Her Master's thesis centered on the efficacy of mindfulness as a tool for health behaviors in young adults. With her personal experiences with yoga paired with the evidence-based knowledge she gained through her academic career, her unique perspective considers the implications of yoga for the community at large. Together, this mother and daughter duo present a unique and advanta-

geous YTT experience. Their programs will begin with the foundational aspects of yoga, and will emphasize the therapeutic nature of yoga throughout. Both the 200-hour and the 300-hour will teach students yoga philosophy and techniques (including Ayurveda, aromatherapy, multiple different yoga styles), anatomy and physiology, sequencing, and business aspects of yoga all within the perspective of therapeutics. The 300 hour YTT not only deepens the understandings of the aforementioned topics, but adds topics such as yoga nidras, special teachings on yoga for special populations including: yoga for anxiety, depression, and PTSD; yoga for physical limitations; restorative yoga; and meditation. Four and a half of the 23 workshops will be dedicated specifically to anatomy in order to ensure a fundamental understanding of the physical body and alignment. In addition to these formalized teachings, students in both the 200hour and 300-hour YTT programs will have the distinct benefit of cultivating their self-awareness, self-understanding, and mindfulness through introspective activities designed to help with introspection.  Many times, students not wanting to become yoga teachers have joined the 200-hour YTT for this purpose alone. Indeed, as they grow personally and profoundly, they are able to change their lives, cultivate happiness, and bring healing to those around them. Truly, this program can be beneficial for personal growth regardless of past experience or future goals, especially for those recovering from trauma, such as veterans or trauma survivors. Additionally, students of the YTT program will be given access to a special Facebook group that provides then with a community of likeminded, supportive friends as they move through the program. The 300 hour YTT program will begin Nov. 1 and will end Oct. 18, 2019, with a total of 23 workshops. The workshops will take place on Thursdays and Fridays. The 200 hour YTT program will begin Sept. 21 and will end Nov. 25, 2019, with a total of 23 workshops. The workshops will take place on Fridays. Contact Sara at 405-203-8927 or sara@yogaokc.guru for personalized pricing information and full schedule dates/times. A face-to-face or phone meeting will be necessary to determine if this is the best program for you, and if you are a good fit for it. It's never too early to register yourself because the spots in our programs sell out quickly.

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Book recounts victory over obesity In all of David Clark's hard work and achievements, he never learned how to be happy. He never learned the difference between creating profit and being present in life, so instead of enjoying the fruits of his success – he became lost. But David transformed his life and shares this miraculous journey in his awe-inspiring book, “Out There: A Story of Ultra Recovery.” By age 29, David had created a multi-million-dollar business ― five years later he was morbidly obese and addicted to fast food, narcotics and alcohol. He had a heart condition, two herniated discs in his back, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and a hair away from diabetes. That's when he made the decision that an early death was not an option! He reinvented himself by surrendering and committing to learning an entirely new way to live – and he gradually reached the top of the ultra-running world! How did he do it? How did he go from a 320 pound, out-of-shape man to a record-holding proathlete who completed the world's toughest footrace, the 135-mile Badwater Ultramarathon? David believes wholeheartedly that what we eat affects who we are, and when we change our thoughts, we can change anything about ourselves. In his book he shares his powerful story of transformation; how he beat the odds and survived obesity, divorce, bankruptcy and depression to become an unstoppable force of happiness in his 40's! David's unique perspective is inspiring others to reach deep inside and break free of destructive habits and the accompanying depression. He works hard to raise awareness about mental health issues, and has discussed addiction and depression

on air with many celebrities like Stone Cold Steve Austin, Rich Roll, and many other famous athletes and musicians. “Out There” is his candid story of addiction and recovery; the lessons learned provide inspiration to never give up despite life's challenges. It is brutally and unflinchingly honest, and testament to the power of redemption and the human spirit. The audiobook reached bestseller status on Amazon.com. A radio/podcast host, running coach, sponsored runner and inspirational speaker, David is also the Admissions Director for Mountain Peak Recovery, an inpatient recovery center in Thistle, Utah. An elite athlete, David has competed in some of the most difficult endurance races on the planet and is highly respected in the national running community.  For more information, please visit: www.wearesuperman.com.   

Blessed Stanley Rother Feast Day is July 28

Catholic parishes across the state will mark the first Feast Day of Blessed Stanley Rother on July 28, the 37th anniversary of his death. Oklahoma Catholics have been observing the anniversary of Rother's martyrdom for many years. Special activities held each year on this date include a Mass conducted by the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City at Rother's home parish Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Okarche, and a festival held afterward, hosted by the Knights of Columbus. Other activities designed to honor Rother include a rosary run, which will allow the faithful to make pilgrimage from Oklahoma City to Okarche via motorcycles and cars. Also an audio CD will debut featuring the Rev. Don Wolf, Rother's cousin, sharing his reflections about Rother's last journey to Oklahoma City before his death. From NewsOK.com

Chapel of St. Francis of Assisi Good Shepherd Anglican Church (Traditional Episcopal) 1000 N. Broadway, Edmond •314-8715 Sundays - Holy Communion 8:00 & 10:00am Animal Friendly Parish “If you have people who exclude any of God’s creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity, you will have those who deal likewise with their fellow human being.” St. Francis of Assisi (1182-1226)

www.anglicancgsedmondok.com 1928 Book of Common Prayer • anglicancgesedmondok.com


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3B Home 15020 Bristol Park Blvd. Ste. 100 Krazy Daze Sale Entire Store 20% Off Select Items 50-80% Off

Lavender Antiques 1617 W. 33rd Blue sea coral arrangement in 19th century iron urn from Paris.

Kickingbird Cinema 1225 E. Danforth in Kickingbird Square After a long, hot day of shopping...come cool down and see a movie!

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Cinnamon Bears a children’s boutique 102 S Broadway, Edmond 30-75% off Summer accessories and apparel


California Closets 111 S. Broadway Visit our Downtown Edmond Showroom during Krazy Daze!

Head Over Heels 104 S. Broadway Women’s shoe sizes 4-12 widths S-N-M-W 20-75% sale 50% off of retired Brighton Edmond Furniture Gallery 1951 S. Broadway Add some Western flair to your home!

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McCalls Menswear 1st & Broadway Downtown Edmond Krazy Daze Saturday, July 28 Where Krazy Daze began!

Al’s Sports Cards & Gaming 116 E. 15th Krazy Daze Drawings Signed Westbrook jersey, Signed Willie Mays baseball, signed Stan Musial bat available

Interior Gilt 1633 W. 33rd Up to 80% off storewide! All rugs are 40% off! All lighting are 60% off!

Spruced Cooperative 610 S. Kelly STE J Spruced Cooperative is Turning 1! Celebrate our Rose’ Birthday this weekend with champagne, sales, small bites, & giveaways!

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Edmond Furniture Gallery 1951 S. Broadway Modern art with a POP of color!

Interior Gilt 1633 W. 33rd Up to 80% off storewide! All rugs are 40% off! All lighting are 60% off! Silver Leaf Gems 15 W. Campbell St. Our Krazy Daze Sale will be held at Madeline’s Flowers, 1030 S. Broadway 50% off everything!

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Best of Books Kickingbird Shopping Center - Shop Local

Broadway Antiques 114 S Broadway Capture your home’s signature scent with Lampe Berger Paris.


Tener’s 1201 S. Broadway Western Outfitters since 1930

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D y a z z a e r Features K Autoworks Japanese Car Specialist New Downtown Location 200 W. 1st Street, Edmond $10 off oil change or A/C service Expires 8-31-18

Eve’s & Lulu D’s 610 S. Kelly Ave., Ste. D Just Arrived! Acid Washed, Metaliic, Embossed, Stenciled or Natural Cow Hies and Tibetan Lamb! Great addition to any room decor! Several sizes and colors to choose from!

Sterling’s Home Decor & Gifts 105 S. Broadway Reclaimed Wood Cabinet 70% off!

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Madeline’s Flowers 1030 S. Broadway 50% off select items

Fashion Boutique 104 S. Broadway Krazy Daze Sale Thursday, Friday and Saturday 50-75% off select items

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Edmond Life and Leisure's weekly newspaper, published July 26, 2018. Edmond, Oklahoma's only locally owned and operated newspaper.