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8 SUMMER GUIDE If you’re looking for help in planning a staycation or any kind of fun activity for the summer, check out our Summer Event Guide. From June to August, you’ll find something to make every member of your household happy.

CHILDREN’S HOPE The Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children is on the leading edge of helping the state’s most vulnerable children. Their local campus has implemented an innovative program that helps single moms with limited or no resources.

54 CURREN BAILEY This Moore High School graduate will be attending college this fall on one of the most unique scholarships you’ll ever hear about, and it all began because she has a knack for working with pigs, cattle, sheep, and horses.


31 FATTY’S BBQ The highly-competitive barbeque landscape is heating up with the opening of Fatty’s BBQ on Main Street. This month’s Taste Local features a tour of the Fatty’s as they settle into their home in downtown Moore.

FROM THE EDITOR It’s June…and we LOVE summers in Moore and the surrounding area because it’s filled with opportunity. The kids are out of school. The days are long. The nights are filled with fun and play. And everyone is looking for the next fun thing to do. Our annual Summer Event Guide will help you make plans to keep everyone in your family happy until the big yellow busses roll out to kick off the next school year. You’ll also meet a young lady who has a special gift for working with horses and pigs and sheep, OH MY! In fact, her knack for handling farm animals has landed her a most unique scholarship. Plus, one of the area’s top financial institutions has a new president. You’ll hear from him in this edition of the Moore Monthly magazine.

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SUMMER EVENTS GUIDE 2019 CITY OF MOORE The Farmers Market at Central Park   When:  May 4th – August 31st  Time:  Thursday evenings from 3:30pm – 7:00pm  and Saturday mornings from 8am – Noon.   Where:  Central Park Multi-Purpose Pavilion;  700 S. Broadway, Moore, OK  Promoting the sale of garden related products and produce.  

Food Truck Fridays When:  May 31 – June 14, June 28 – July 12, July 26 – August 16 Time:  11:00am – 2:00pm  Where:  Multi-purpose pavilion at Central Park Come join us on Fridays for Lunch at Central Park.  We will have Food Trucks in the park from Mexican; BBQ; Hot Dogs and Hamburgers and Music.  Take an hour away from work and join us at Central Park for Food Truck Fridays. To check the list of which food trucks will be onsite at each Food Truck Friday, visit

Movie in the Park When:  Friday, August 10th Movie: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part  Time:  7:00pm – 10:00pm Activities start at 7:00 pm, Movie starts at dusk (approx. 9:00pm) Where:  Central Park Multipurpose Pavilion  and Amphitheater  Fee:  Free Bring the whole family for a night under the stars.

Scavenger Hunt Weekly scavenger hunt through our parks June 7th – July 26th   June 7th – Central Park  (700 S. Broadway Ave.) June 14th – Apple Valley (4401 Melrose Dr.) June 21st – Fairmoore Park (630 NW 5th St.)

June 28th – Veterans Memorial Park (1900 SE 4th St.) July 12th – Kiwanis Park (501 E. Main St.) July 19th – Little River Park South  (801 SW 10th St.) July 26th – Buck Thomas Park (1903 NE 12th St.) This is free to do but you must first register online  to be entered in the contest to win awesome giveaways and prizes. On the week of the Scavenger Hunt, Clues will be posted on Facebook by noon for each Park that is participating that week.

Play in the Park When:  June 1st – July 26th every Friday   Time: 10:00am – 11:00am    Age:  Families with grade school age kids  Cost:  Free We will host games and activities for the kids.  This is a great way to meet your neighbors and meet new friends over the summer months for no charge.  June 7th – Central Park  (700 S. Broadway Ave.) June 14th – Apple Valley (4401 Melrose Dr.) June 21st – Fairmoore Park (630 NW 5th St.) June 28th – Veterans Memorial Park  (1900 SE 4th St.) July 12th – Kiwanis Park (501 E. Main St.) July 19th – Little River Park South  (801 SW 10th St.) July 26th – Buck Thomas Park (1903 NE 12th St.) Dive-In Movie at The Station Aquatic Center  When:  Saturday, June 8th and Friday, July 19th  Time:  8:30pm  Fee:  $5.00 per person, Under 2 free  Where:  The Station Aquatic Center Movies:  June 8th – The Meg (Rated PG-13)               July 18th – Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet (Rated PG) Bring your whole family to the Aquatic Center for a movie while swimming.   

Daddy Daughter Dance When:  Saturday, June 15th Time:  6:00pm – 8:00pm  Age:  For Dads and their Daughters

Ages 4 – 14 years of age.   Cost:  Tickets: for $10.00 per person or sold the day of the dance for $15.00. Where:  The Station at Central Park  A great time to have date night for Dad and Daughter.  There will be dancing, cookies, punch and door prizes. New for 2019, we will end the night with an evening at the Aquatic Center. There is no additional charge! What a great evening for a Dad and his daughter!

A Celebration in the Heartland When:  Wednesday, July 4th  Time:  10:00am – 10:00pm (9:45pm – Fireworks)  Where:  Buck Thomas Park (1903 NE 12th Street) One of the biggest Independence Day celebrations in the state of Oklahoma. Features a car show, live music, food vendors, children’s Activities, inflatables, arts and crafts Vendors and Fireworks at dark.      Make this event the place to spend your 4th of July. Vendor applications are still available at www. Other important information you’ll want to be aware of: Parking: there is free parking throughout the park, but because of the size of the event you’ll likely have to park off-site. Please use good judgment and obey all public parking ordinances and rules. Tickets: tickets are not required for the event. There will be vendors selling items and food. Pets: for safety of attendees, vendors, and staff, pets are not allowed in the park for this event.

Kid’s Fishing Derby When:  Saturday, July 27th  Time:  Check-In Time at 7:30am  Where:  Buck Thomas Park          Ages:  5 – 15 years of age,  MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT Cost:  Free   The City of Moore and OK Wildlife Department will co-host this event;


Rain or Shine.   The OK Wildlife Department will have Fishing Clinic at 8am covering safety, knot tying, fish ID, fish cleaning and ethics.  Bring your own pole and bait (crawlers, stink bait, shrimp, liver, etc). 4 fish limit per family. No culling. You catch it, you keep it! You can pre-register at www.

SOONER THEATER Nunsense: A Musical Comedy June 6-9 By Dan Goggin Directed by Jennifer Teel Tickets $15 Nunsense begins when the Little Sisters of Hoboken discover that their cook, Sister Julia, Child of God, has accidentally poisoned 52 of the sisters, and they are in dire need of funds for the burials. The sisters decide that the best way to raise the money is to put on a variety show, so they take over the school auditorium, which is currently set up for the eighth grade production of “Grease.” Here we meet Reverend Mother Regina, a former circus performer; Sister Mary Hubert, the Mistress of Novices; a streetwise nun from Brooklyn named Sister Robert Anne; Sister Mary Leo, a novice who is a wannabe ballerina; and the delightfully wacky Sister Mary Amnesia, the nun who lost her memory when a crucifix fell on her head. Featuring star turns, tap and ballet dancing, an audience quiz, and comic surprises, this show has become an international phenomenon.

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Junie B. Jones JR Book and Lyrics byMarcy Heisler Music byZina Goldrich  Adapted from the JUNIE B. JONES Series of books by Barbara Park June 7-10 Tickets $15 (on sale June 9) Laugh yourself silly with Junie B. Jones in this hilarious Broadway Junior adaptation of Barbara Park's beloved series. June 28 - July 1, 2018 Join Junie B. on her first day of first grade, where many changes are in store: Junie's best friend Lucille has found new best friends - and Junie B. makes friends with Herb, the new kid at school. While in Mr. Scary's class Junie has trouble reading the blackboard - and she may need glasses. Add in a friendly cafeteria lady, an intense kickball tournament and a "TopSecret Personal Beeswax Journal," and first grade has never been more exciting.


Disney’s Frozen JR

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June 26-30 Tickets $15 The enchanting modern classic from Disney is coming to The Sooner Theatre and Oklahoma for the "First Time In Forever!" Frozen JR.  is based on the 2018 Broadway musical, and brings Elsa, Anna, and the magical land of Arendelle to life, onstage. The show features all of the memorable songs from the animated film, with music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, plus five new songs written for the Broadway production. And it's cast are all students of The Studio of

Where: 3101 SW 119th St When: The Aquatic Center is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.


June 4 - August 12, noon to 7 p.m., SundayWednesday; noon to 9 p.m., Thursday-Saturday; August 18, 19, 25, 26, noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Cost: ages 3-17 $5, twilight fee $3; ages 18-54 $6, twilight fee $4; ages 55 and older $5, twilight fee $3; non-swimming observers $4. Twilight fee is 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday-Saturday.   What to Expect: Larger than the standard pools, the family aquatic center offers fun for

all ages with zero-depth entries, spraygroundlike water features, large slides, concession stands, shade structures and birthday party pavilions. It also offers swimming lessons throughout the summer for children of all ages and abilities. For more information, call 2971418 or 297-1419 during pool season only.

AMUSEMENTS Elevation Trampoline Park Where: 1431 N. Moore Ave., Moore Cost: Prices vary What to Expect: You will enjoy jumping on more than 5,000 square feet of trampolines on the Main Court, playing dodgeball and basketball on one of three Sports Courts and getting airborne at the Air Bag. For hours and more information call Elevation Trampoline Park at 759-2288.

Orr Family Farm Summer Camp Where: 14400 S. Western Ave., Oklahoma City When:  June 11-14 and June 25-28, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ages: 5 – 11 years Cost: $170 per camper (includes all lunches, snacks, drinks and a camp t-shirt) What to Expect: Summer camp at the Orr Family Farm offers educational fun with activities such as learning about proper animal care and agriculture, fishing in the ponds, playing challenging games and much more. For children ages 5-11. Pre-registration is required. Register online at: summer-camp. For more information, call Orr Family Farm at 799-3276.

Urban Air 2800 S. Telephone Road If you’re looking for the best year-round indoor amusements in the Moore area Urban Air offers the ultimate indoor playground for the entire family. Great for birthday parties, team-building events, or just spend the day with your family and friends. $34.99 Platinum Attractions Pass includes unlimited Go-Kars and unlimited Virtual Reality as well as ropes course, climbing wall, bumper cars,

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EVENTS Southern Thunder Car Show June 8 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Walnut Square Shopping Center, 2201 W. I-240 Service Road Free to the public. Enter your ride: $20 for early entry, $25 day of entry. Open to the public and FREE to attend! Register your ride early for $20 or $25 the day of the event. The Southern Thunder Car Show is a public exhibit of automobile models, classic cars, trucks, and possibly out-of-production classics. Auto owners, automotive industry entrepreneurs, auto enthusiasts, and the general public will be in attendance. Cars that are entered into the show will drive on the parking lot and be assigned to a parking section. Once parked, the cars will then be on display for attendees to view. Registration is from 8am - 10am, Car Show from 10am - 2pm. Awards will be around 1:30 p.m. that same day. First 30 registrants receive a goodie bag, including dash plaque. Top 15 Southern Thunder Picks, Special Categories, Door Prizes, 50/50 Cash Drawing, and more! Bring your family and friends for this day of fun! Contact: Sponsorships/Booths: Liz Cromwell at (405) 634-1436 or  lizcromwell@southokc. com  Other Information: Angela Fusselman at (405) 634-1436 or  angelafusselman@ Date/Time Details: Registration: 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Avondale Summer Family Fest! When: Saturday, June 23, from 4 to 9 p.m. Where: 2100 N. Eastern, in Moore What to Expect: Avondale Summer Family Fest! will be a parking lot party designed to get families out to Avondale Square. Events will include inflatables, BBQ cook-off, face

painting and characature artists, beer garden, live music, and food and dessert trucks. Each Avondale Square business will sponsor a different event.

Summer Nights Concert in the Park Free Outdoor Concert Series When: Fridays at 8 p.m. on June 8, June 21, July 12, and July 26. Where: Central Park Amphitheater, 700 S. Broadway, Moore What to Expect: Sponsored by the Moore Public Library, these concerts are sure to bring out music lovers. Admission is free. Attendees should bring their own lawn  chairs or blankets. For more information, call 793-5100.

Get ready for some fun in the sun! Join the Moore Public Library at the Central Park Amphitheater for an outdoor, interactive story time! Bring a blanket and don't forget your sunblock! Inclement weather questions? Call the library at 793-4347.

Space Camp at Moore Public Library

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(225 Howard Ave.) Fridays in June June 7 – June 28 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ages: Grades 3 - 5 If you love LEGOS® you’ll love this class! Come and build Milo the Science Rover and discover ways scientists and engineers can use rovers to explore places where humans cannot go. Using LEGO WeDo 2.0 software, you will build and program Milo to move and perform special functions to explore remote places in order to find a special plant specimen.  You'll learn how to use Milo's motion sensor and even send a message back to the base. Registration is required.

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Recognized as one of the top musical acts in the Southwest, Banana Seat pays tribute to the greatest artists and songs from the 1970s.

Mondays in June and July June 3 – July 29 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Ages: 5 – 7 years An interactive two-day camp designed to give children ages 5-7 hands on experience with astronomy and expand their career choices. Limit 20 children. Registration and adult participation required.

June 7 – Blackwater Bridge

July 21 – Shelly Phelps A singer-songwriter with powerful, smoky vocals and intensely honest songs. From bluesy power ballads to foot-stomping soulful rock tunes.

July 26 – The COPA Reefer Band The COPA Reefer Band consists mainly of members of the Central Oklahoma Parrothead Association. Playing Jimmy Buffet, tropical rock, classic rock, reggae, pop, country & originals.

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Story Time at Central Park Amphitheater, 700 S. Broadway, Mondays in June June 3 – June 24 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Cosmic Summer Mixology 101: Out of This World Cocktails and Moore Moore Public Library Thursday, July 26 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Ages: Adults Learn how to create Out of this World Mocktails with local bartender, Loreal Miller! She will help make your next summer party a success with appealing alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink choices.  Participants will learn how to follow a drink recipe using proper bartending tools and techniques.  Ever wondered what a "muddler" does?  Participants will gain practical experience with bartending tools by making their own mocktails!  Information will be available on alcoholic and non-alcoholic versions of popular summer inspired drinks.  Participants will receive a recipe booklet for notes and ideas.  Registration required.  


Movie Matinee

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Where: Moore Public Library, 225 S. Howard, Moore Enjoy a movie for children every Wednesday in June and July at 2 p.m., in Rooms A & B. The scheduled movies are: " Movie TBD" June 5 " Movie TBD " June 12 " Movie TBD " June 19 " Movie TBD " June 26 " Movie TBD " July 3 " Movie TBD " July 10 " Movie TBD " July 17 " Movie TBD " July 24

Where: Moore Public Library, Room A, 225 S. Howard When: Mondays in June and July, 6 to 7 p.m. Age Group: teens and adults. What to Expect: Yoga is a low-impact activity designed to increase flexibility, balance, and coordination with poses. For more information, call 793-5100.

Movie Night Where: Moore Public Library, 225 S. Howard, Moore Enjoy a movie for teens and adults every Wednesday in June and July at 6 p.m., in Rooms A & B. The scheduled movies are: " Movie TBD" June 5 " Movie TBD " June 12 " Movie TBD " June 19 " Movie TBD " June 26 " Movie TBD " July 3 " Movie TBD " July 10 " Movie TBD " July 17 " Movie TBD " July 24

Moore Library Classes Financial Education Series Where: Moore Public Library, Room A, 225 S. Howard When: Saturdays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Age Group: Adults What to Expect: Topics will cover business, employment, economics and finance. Join us as we discuss financial education over brunch. Each week will be a different topic. Seating is limited. Registration is required for each session. For more information, call 793-5100.


Library Leonardos Where: Moore Public Library, Rooms A&B When: Wednesday, June 6,  6 to 7 p.m. Age Group: adults. What to Expect: Paint an acrylic artwork to take home. Professional art instructors will guide you through the simple steps to create your version of a work of art. All supplies provided. Registration is required. For more information, call 793-5100.

Sounds of Science: A Science Museum Oklahoma Program Where: Moore Public Library, Rooms A & B When: Tuesday, June 12, 2 to 3 p.m. Age Group: children, all ages. What to Expect: Join us for a high-energy, fast-paced demonstration and help us celebrate the incredible role sound and music play in our world. Observe exciting experiments, spectacular sounds, and musical marvels. The Moore Public Library has a wide variety of other events scheduled through the summer for children, teenagers and adults. For more information, call the Moore library at  7935100. For a complete list of events, go to

Southwest Oklahoma City Library Where: 2201 SW 134th St., Oklahoma City The Southwest Oklahoma City library welcomes families with young children to a variety of programs during the summer. Some of the many scheduled events include: Family Story Time, Mondays, 10 to 10:45 a.m.; Toddler Story Time, Thursdays, 11 to 11:45 a.m. Baby Lapsit, Fridays, 10 to 10:45 a.m. Many other events are planned for older children and adults. For more information, call 979-2200. For a complete list of events, go to

CAMPS Blazers Ice Centre Summer Camps When: May 29 to Aug. 15 Where: Blazers Ice Centre, 8000 S. Interstate 35, Oklahoma City Cost: $25 per day; $125 per week; $115 per week with four-weeks advance payment. What to Expect: The Blazers Ice Centre has offered a summer camp for seven years. This is a relaxed and fun environment. A theme is incorporated into each week's activities. There will be drinks, snacks, daily ice time, crafts, games, water fun, and indoor and outdoor activities. For more information, go to  www. or call 631-3307.

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Aladdin is a Diamond in the Rough, But Still Magical

Directed by: Guy Ritchie Written by: John August, Guy Ritchie, Alan Menken (songs), Howard Ashman (songs), and Tim Rice (songs), Benj Pasek (songs) and Justin Paul (songs) Starring: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Alan Tudyk Many people point to Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (2010) as the inaugural film in the House of Mouse’s obsession with live-action remakes of their classic animated films. The trend actually began in 1996 with 101 Dalmatians, followed by a sequel in 2000. Aladdin makes the eleventh time Disney has gone to the live-action well. It’s a trend that has reaped great profits for the studio while producing extremely uneven results for movie-goers. Aladdin in particular has been the target of fan-hatred over the idea of Will Smith reprising the character into which Robin Williams breathed so much improvisational life. Let’s begin by tackling the obvious. Robin Williams voice work as the Genie in Disney’s animated version of Aladdin is one of the all-time greats in the film world. It’s as iconic as 14 | MOORE MONTHLY | JUNE 2019

any animated character in the history of the genre. For this reason alone, many, myself included, were highly skeptical of Will Smith (Men in Black, Hitch, Hancock, Suicide Squad) taking on the role in the live-action remake. Here’s the thing: Smith not only pulls this off, he pulls it off with all of the charm and charisma we’ve come to expect from him in most of his roles. Smith somehow achieves a near-perfect balance, recreating some of the animated magic that worked for Williams in the original while bringing a fresh (yeah,yeah…I know…bad pun) interpretation to the character. Yes, it’s an adjustment to seeing Smith in the role and there are times when the Genie felt a little bit like the matchmaker from Hitch, but by the time he finished singing “Friend Like Me” I was sold. It helps that Smith is surrounded by a charismatic and competent cast. Mena Massoud’s (Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan) is nimble, athletic, and always ready to flash a megawatt smile as the street rat, Aladdin. As Princess Jasmine, Naomi Scott (Terra Nova, Power Rangers) brings a strong presence to a role that features a much stronger character arc than the animated version. Unfortunately, the casting faltered in their choice for Jafar, the villain. Marwan Kenzari (The Mummy, Murder on the Orient Express) is suitably slimy and oily, but

he just seems far too bland to measure up to the wonderful cartoon Jafar. And then there’s the evil sidekick Iago, Jafar’s wise-cracking parrot. He’s voiced by Alan Tudyk (American Dad, A Knight’s Tale, Firefly). The Aladdin production team has talked about wanting to make the animals more “natural”, but to not give Gilbert Gottfried another crack at voicing Iago just seems unnatural. Then there’s the director: Guy Ritchie (Snatch, Sherlock Holmes, The Man from U.N.C.L.E.) seems an odd choice. He seems more suited to stylized British gangster movies than a live-action/cartoon musical. But Ritchie manages the action and music with just the right touch. The action scenes pop. Some will probably complain that the musical numbers don’t have that classic “movie musical feel.” I think that’s more by design than Ritchie’s inability to stage the songs. Aside from the opening “Arabian Nights” song from the original, all the other major songs are there…and they are very satisfying. And don’t worry about the big “Prince Ali” number. It’s dazzling. New to the live-action Aladdin, Jasmine is given a couple of solo songs of her own to match the stronger character arc.

The dramatic choice I truly loved about this movie is Ritchie and company’s decision to give the Genie a slightly darker shade that’s more related to the original “djinn” of Arabic mythology. This version of the Genie is just as likely to ruin your life by exploiting the “gray area” in your wish as he is to make you happy. As the Genie and Aladdin become friends, the big blue guy tries to help Aladdin understand that having your wishes granted could be the worst thing that ever happens to you. I don’t mind saying that the original Aladdin is one of my all-time Disney favorites. This new live-action version isn’t going to replace the brilliant original, but it will likely appeal to a wider crowd of new viewers and have a longer shelf life. Ironically, I think it’s because of Williams’ dazzling voice work (and the matching animation) of the original. As wonderful as Williams is, his performance is filled with outdated cultural references that go way over the heads of people born in the late 90’s and beyond. Yes, loads of the visual and vocal jokes are timeless. But then you have many that will become more and more obscure with each passing year: William Buckley, H. Ross Perot, Robert De Niro in Taxi Driver, Arsenio Hall, Arnold Schwarzenegger as a body builder, Rodney Dangerfield, and Peter Lorre. I’ll always reach for the cartoon version of Aladdin first, but the live-action version will also find its way into my home movie collection.


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Jania’s story is a sadly familiar one in Oklahoma. She was a single mother who struggled with drug addiction for many years. Her son, Luke, was destined to become another young casualty of her struggle and likely to end up in foster care. At her breaking point, Jania sought help with the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC). She and Luke were accepted into a relatively new program called “Children’s Hope.” The program helped Jania learn how to survive without drugs. It also helped her go back to school, get a job, and learn how to be a good mother to Luke. “It (Children’s Hope) really saved my life,” said Jania. The Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) got its start all the way back in 1903. It’s impossible to keep track of all the lives that have been impacted by the ministry over the years, but the organization is still working hard to help the state’s atrisk children. Shonda Flowers, Regional Development Director for OBHC, said the local Baptist Children’s Home at 16301 S. Western Avenue, has fully implemented a new program, called “Children’s Hope,” aimed at breaking the cycle of at-risk children by helping single mothers. “We began Children’s Hope a little over 10 years ago,” said Flowers. “Children’s Hope is designed to help single mothers develop that solid foundation for life that so many find impossible to achieve because of their difficult living situations.” Flowers said those difficult living situations include abuse, drug use, and imprisonment. Once a young, single mother finds herself adrift in those troubled waters, it can be nearly impossible to get out. “It’s a cyclical and generational problem that becomes harder and harder to deal with,” said Flowers. “These single mothers are displaced for one reason or another, and they end up just one broken-down-car away from losing a job or sleeping on the 18 | MOORE MONTHLY | JUNE 2019

Flowers said the back-to-school shopping event is a significant highlight for the kids and volunteers.

As a result of the mother’s problems, the children often end up in foster homes. Despite the best intentions and efforts in the foster home environment, many of those young girls fall into the same destructive cycle as their mothers. OBHC and the Children’s Hope program offer something unique to help break that cycle, and that something is not just a place to live.

“We partner with Dillard’s and Chick-Fil-A,” said Flowers. “For many of these kids, it’s the first time they’ve ever been shopping for a back-to-school outfit. We take the kids to eat at Chick-Fil-A and then Dillard’s gives us a discount for the shopping portion of the day. The kids love it, but so do our volunteers. So much, in fact, that we have some who’ve been doing this for years.”

“This is not a welfare program or a stopping point for these moms,” said Flowers. “We’re trying to equip these mothers so that they can become productive and independent, capable of taking care of themselves and their children.”

There’s still plenty of time for the community to get involved in helping OBHC take care of these great needs. Flowers said you don’t have to be Baptist in order be part of the program or to help support it.

Some of the cottages at the Baptist Children’s Home on South Western Avenue has been converted so that up to three different mothers can live there with their children. Each cottage also has a “family advisor” who helps those moms get back on their feet. That includes providing transportation to work or school if necessary until the mother can get enough money saved up to get a car for herself and her children. The moms also learn a lot of other essential life skills that they might have never been taught.

“We have a lot of different churches, businesses, and individuals who support us through the Back-to-School Dinner,” said Flowers. “The money we raise is directly used to meet the needs of the residents and not for administrative costs, building or anything else.”

“So many of these mothers haven’t even been taught how to care for or cook for their children,” said Flowers. “We help teach these basic life skills along with things like learning how to budget and grocery shop. We also help get them connected with government and other resources to help meet their needs.”

“It’s such a great experience for the children,” said Flowers, “Walking across this huge stage in front of 1200 people with our long-time emcee Ed Murray announcing it. It’s just such a fun, fun night.”

While the OBHC provides a home, the moms are held to a strict set of rules and guidelines, which include the long-term goal of becoming self-sustaining. For some, this means going back to school. If the Children’s Hope program can help one of these moms obtain their diploma and/or become certified in some area of expertise, then those moms have a much higher chance for successfully moving out of their OBHC home and getting back into the world. “We have about 25 mothers who live here,” said Flowers. “When we transitioned our campus from the traditional children’s home to Children’s Hope, it pretty much doubled the number of children we can take care of. If we can take care of Mom, especially on a long-term basis, then we can exponentially increase our ability to take care of children.” A big part of the OBHC program is the annual Back-toSchool Dinner Event, held at the Embassy Suites in Norman. This is the 20th anniversary of the event and will be held on Saturday, August 3 at 5:30 p.m. Flowers said the event began as a way to provide back-to-school clothes for the kids staying at the Baptist Children’s Home. “Our event benefits both the Baptist Children’s Home and the Boys Ranch in Edmond,” said Flowers. “The money we raise is split between the two and goes toward helping provide backto-school clothing for the children and the moms who are in school. Any money that is left over after that goes into a fund that can be used for other basic needs that come up during the year.”

The event itself is also a popular one. Each of the children chooses their favorite new back-to-school outfit and then gets to model that outfit on stage the night of the dinner.

Flowers invites anyone interested in helping support the OBHC Back-to-School event or Children’s Hope to call her at 405-735-8343 or visit the ministry’s website at where you’ll find information on how to give. You can also check out OBHC’s financial statements where they disclose how they spend the money they raise. “Transparency and accountability are so important to us,” said Flowers. “We’ve been members of the Evangelical Council for Fiscal Accountability for 20 years, and we have GuideStar’s highest rating for charitable organizations, so folks can see exactly how our donations are spent.”


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Westmoore Grad Overcomes Rejection and Doubts to Find Collegiate and Pageant Success Rejection, failure, and tragedy are painful teachers. Westmoore alum Makenzie McIntyre has experienced those things in the most challenging of ways, emerging on the other side with a story of hope and redemption that should serve as an encouragement to many.

“I’m not gonna lie,” said McIntyre. “It sucked dreadfully because as a general music major you’re not allowed to perform like the other music theater majors were. That was so hard for me, and I struggled really deeply with the idea that I wasn’t good enough.”

McIntyre, the reigning Miss Bricktown, will be competing in the Miss Oklahoma Pageant in June. It’s her second time to compete in the statewide pageant, which is part of the Miss America competition. To get there, McIntyre had to find her way through the darkest moments anyone can face.

The turning point was when McIntyre decided to make that her motivational fuel.

McIntyre said she was doing most everything right when the accident happened. She was paying attention, not texting, and didn’t have the music turned up loud in her car. It was just one of those moments that happen to people. And the long recovery after the accident lead to a dark place.

Part of reaching higher for McIntyre means helping others who have struggled with the darkness in their lives. She has chosen suicide prevention as her social impact issue for the Miss Oklahoma pageant.

“It ended with me contemplating suicide,” said McIntyre. “Fortunately, someone shared their story with me, and it was a very similar story. That was what helped me pull myself out of that mindset and out of that darkness only because.”

“It’s staggering how the pressures and standards of society impact the mental health of the people of my generation,” said McIntyre. “Suicide is actually the second leading cause of death of people between 18 and 24. I want to encourage people to reach out to others and talk about their struggles, which is what helped me pull through when I wrestled with those thoughts.”

As dark as that experience was, McIntyre’s sophomore year at Westmoore also featured a sublime experience of awakening, one that helped set her on the path she’s been following since. McIntyre had always loved singing, even participating as a worship leader at the church she attended with her family. During her sophomore year, her mother found an advertisement about tryouts for the musical “Footloose” at the Artworks Academy of Performing Arts in Norman.

McIntyre also said her Christian faith is a strong foundation for her as she attempts to navigate the world of pageants and stage performance. It’s an important message she hopes everyone will embrace.

“I had no formal training, no voice coach or teacher, no acting background,” said McIntyre, “But somehow I ended up getting the lead role of Ariel. I honestly had no idea what I was doing.”

“It was the first time in my life where I felt like I’d found my place,” said McIntyre. “I was always one of those people who did a lot of things pretty well, like cheer, cross country, and gymnastics. But this was really the first time that I felt that I’d found something I could be really great at.” McIntyre plunged into the performance world, doing musicals at Westmoore and community theater around the metro Oklahoma City area. As high school ended, she decided to pursue her dream at Oklahoma City University’s prestigious musical theater program. That’s where she ran into a brutal, painful brick wall. “I didn’t get into the program,” said McIntyre. “I was rejected. In fact, I was rejected by every school I auditioned for.” As badly as the rejections hurt, McIntyre decided to enroll at OCU as a general music major. That decision made for a challenging freshman year.

McIntyre did win her second pageant, Miss Queen of the West in Elk City. That led to a spot in the 2018 Miss Oklahoma Pageant. She said that the experience was nearly overwhelming, but one of the most positive things she has done, challenging her to set her goals and standards even higher. “There’s this stereotype about pageants that the women are shallow,” said McIntyre. “But I was there with all these women who own businesses, who are putting themselves through law and medical school and are paying for this expensive competition on their own. The experience of being around such highcaliber women has encouraged me to reach even higher in my own life.”

“During my sophomore year of high school, I actually caused a really horrible car accident,” said McIntyre. “It injured myself and the other party involved.”

As dark as the car accident was for McIntyre, performing in a stage musical opened up a new world for the then Westmoore sophomore.

“I fell in love with the pageant and especially the other people who were in it,” said McIntyre. “These were women who were so strong, intelligent, and highly-motivated, and I wanted to be like them.”

“I think I worked harder than I’ve ever worked in my life and harder than anybody else around me,” said McIntyre. “I came back and auditioned after my freshman year and got in.” Not only did McIntyre fight her way into the musical theater program at OCU, but she also discovered the Miss OCU Pageant. McIntyre said the pageant life wasn’t something she’d ever been interested in or even thought about, but when she learned the winner received a full scholarship for a year, her interest level went through the roof. “OCU is expensive,” said McIntyre, “And this opportunity felt just too good to pass up, so I went out, bought a dress and entered the pageant.” McIntyre didn’t win the pageant. She didn’t even finish as first runner-up. She did nab the second runner-up and Miss Congeniality titles, but more importantly, she felt the familiar spark of “home” on the pageant stage.

“I do my best to make my decisions through the lens that God would want me to use,” said McIntyre. “One of the biggest things about that is realizing that I’ve been blessed with such a great leg up in my life. I have a loving and supportive family, a chance to pursue a great education and so many other advantages that so many others don’t have. I think it’s my responsibility to help those people in any way I can.” As she prepares for the Miss Oklahoma Pageant, McIntyre also wanted to give a shout-out to the Moore Public School system. She said she’s grateful for everything she learned as a graduate of Moore Public Schools. “I owe so much of where I am to public education in Oklahoma,” said McIntyre. “My mom is a former teacher, and so many of the people who had such a great impact on my life are teachers. I really hope our legislature and community find ways to provide for our public schools and teachers, who make such a huge difference in all our lives.” The Miss Oklahoma Pageant takes place June 4 – 8 at the River Spirit Casino in Tulsa.


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Twentieth Century Pioneer Woman At that time, farmers who did not live on their farm let a widow with children share-crop, but for only year under the premise that “a woman is not as good a farmer as a man.” Consequently, Birdie and her five children moved yearly, each time trying to get a farm closer to her family. During one year when the crops were especially productive, Birdie bought some stock in OG&E, who was extending service through the area.

Pioneers were not limited to just the 1700s; not all hacked out a living in the untouched forests and mountains. Pioneering was as much a woman’s work as man’s. This is the story of a pioneer woman in the 20th century. Birdie Montgomery was born in 1882 into a large family that eventually settled in the Moore area after the Run. She married Frank T. Jackson when she was 16, and they homesteaded at Erick, Oklahoma. They were not satisfied with the farm, and she was lonesome for her big family, so they deeded the homestead to Frank’s brother and took up tenant farming in Cleveland County. In 1912, Frank died of typhoid fever, leaving his young widow with four daughters, a two-year-old boy and the crops to tend. She and her young children worked hard to bring in the crops. All the girls who could picked cotton with their mother, who pulled the baby boy along on her cotton sack.

In 1919, Birdie was able to get a farm south and west of Moore on Telephone Road. She and her girls had gotten a small herd of cows and some farming equipment. Two of the girls walked the three or four miles to Moore to high school, carrying a five-gallon can of milk to leave at the Interurban stop for the conductor to take on into the city to the creamery. A widower, Burt Howard had a farm north of Birdie’s. He had five children also. Eventually, the two farmers married, sold the farming equipment and bought two small houses side by side in town on NE 2nd Street. Howard’s two older sons married and left home, but there were still seven girls and one frail boy. The bigger house became a girls’ dormitory.

with lye soap. Birdie was clever at harvesting plants and herbs to cook with. She could take a cutting of anything—a rose, a tree, a tomato vine—and make it grow and produce, and she always had a prolific garden. It was a difficult time for her, but Birdie was made of strong material. She refused to let the children take her as a burden. OG&E began making her small investment worthwhile. Then, in 1942, she married her pastor, Ewold Matthesen, who also had been widowed twice. Except for a short stay on his farm, they lived in her tiny house. Whenever she made herself a new Sunday dress, she always made a little ruffled bonnet to go with it. She was a short little woman, not really beautiful, but character and strength were plainly engraved on the lady many people called “Grandma Matthesen.” Mr. Matthesen died in 1949, and Birdie was a widow again. She kept making rag rugs and lye soap and quilts. Then, in 1980, after a short stay in a nursing home, the little pioneer woman, Birdie Montgomery Jackson Howard Matthesen, lay down to rest, lacking a year and a half of 100 years of age. She is buried beside Frank Jackson in a quiet a little cemetery, Fall Cemetery, south and east of Norman of service. Note: This edition of Sketches of Moore was first published in a previous issue of Moore Monthly.

In 1934, Burt Howard died, and Birdie was a widow for the second time. The pre-Depression age was hard. The girls began getting jobs and marrying. Her son, who never gained his health, died. Birdie began collecting scraps of cloth to make rag rugs and crazyquilts. She also collected bacon fat to make lye soap. When most of the girls were gone, she used one of the houses to open a “cold-water washeteria,” complete JUNE 2019 | MOORE MONTHLY | 23

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Effective Delegation – Am I The Bottleneck? There are not enough hours in the day for us, as entrepreneurs, to do everything we have to do. Despite this, we do not delegate work. We feel it is quicker to finish the job ourselves and that we do not have the time to train others. However, if the business is to continue its development and growth, and if it is to become better at what it is already doing, all entrepreneurs will reach the stage where it is necessary to delegate certain tasks to others. Otherwise, the business owner can become a “bottleneck” and, ironically, cost the business more time and money by not delegating. So, how do we get out of this vicious cycle and start delegating more work to employees? In reality, not delegating is not just about time. There are much deeper, emotional reasons why entrepreneurs hesitate before delegating. The first and most significant emotional barrier to delegation is the feeling that you are the only person who can do the job properly, and deliver a quality product on time. This may actually be the case, as long as no description of the job or the responsibilities has been formulated, you are the only one who really knows precisely how the task needs to be completed. Thus it is not a question of accepting that others will do a worse job, but instead of training others to do the task in the desired way and in the right manner. Another related barrier can be that you feel uncomfortable about loosening your control of the business as the activity level rises and an increasing number of employees are performing more tasks daily than you can manage to oversee. There are many great reasons to be a “control freak” in a startup business. In the fragile startup phase, minor details can become crucial to a business’s survival and success. However, there are ways of keeping sufficient control of operations, without you having to control the work that is done. The main problem is that you waste both money and potential when you carry out tasks that others could do. It makes more financial sense to pay others to do certain tasks so you can spend your own time on more important things. How do you become good at delegating so that you can make time for it all? It is not easy to overcome emotional barriers, but being conscious of what is holding you back is a significant first step, along with the awareness that delegating is necessary if you want to go from being a good entrepreneur to becoming a good business manager. Another step in the right direction is to gain an overview of how well you delegate – one of the most critical management skills, which you, as an entrepreneur, may never really have been trained in. It usually takes extensive preparation and a systematic approach to delegate some of the most challenging tasks. Consider these Steps to Become More Masterful at Delegating: 24 | MOORE MONTHLY | JUNE 2019

1. The first phase is the planning phase, which involves deciding which tasks to delegate. This decision demands an overview of both your own tasks and those in the company at large. Also, a description needs to be made of how to solve the tasks concerning different processes, procedures, or methods. This can be done in a number of ways, for example, by making checklists with commentaries, guidelines, standard templates, or project descriptions, which can support the employee when solving a task. 2. It is important to include the right amount of detail so that the employees are motivated to think creatively about the solution to the given task. 3. The last step is to determine which of your employees is the right person for the task. During this process, you may discover that you need to recruit a new employee instead, with the right profile skills and interests for the job. When you have clarified which areas of responsibility need to be delegated and to whom, you have laid the foundation for the complete delegating process. DESCRIBE THE ASSIGNMENT Explain the “why,” the process, and the expected results from the task. To give the employee context, it is particularly important to explain why the assignment needs to be done. It is equally important to outline and explain the results you expect from the assignment. If you clarify both, the employee can determine which method to use to solve the assignment. If, on the other hand, the task requires a specific approach, or perhaps the involvement of specific people, this should be clarified in the work description. THE BRIEFING The briefing can be done by email, in a phone call, or meeting. Each of these methods has a specific advantage. For example, it can be really good to have a written description of a more complex assignment, while a briefing in person can be useful to highlight various details. A combination of the three ways of delivering an assignment is often the best approach if there is time. This will also allow you to check whether the employee has understood the task with questions such as “How do you plan to approach the assignment? What do you need input on? Which parts of the assignment are unclear?” If you are in a situation where many assignments need to be delegated, you may have to create a training plan for all employees, which may include everything from IT skills to customer understanding or handling of documents in the business.

relation to the assignment. The first step in the checking and evaluation process could be helping the employee by supervising, i.e. keeping an eye on the employees’ progress on the assignment, possibly by helping him/her complete parts of it the first time. You could also arrange for the employee to report back to you in the form of an email or a statistic in a spreadsheet, thereby, regularly inform you how the process or the results are progressing. FOLLOW-UP Follow-up is necessary when a deadline is not met. It is not always because the employees are not sufficiently responsible. It can be due to unforeseeable events or that the employee is still unsure about the assignment or what needs to be prioritized. Following up will solve this problem, and it is, therefore, important that the manager keeps a list of delegated assignments. DEBRIEFING The final step in the optimal delegating process is to hold a debriefing where you, as the manager, can survey the results and comment particularly on the parts that are not up to your expectations. Without this step, you deprive the employees of the opportunity to do better next time and thereby earn a new assignment or a more significant area of responsibility.

There are many small things you have to do if you want to hand over your responsibilities to others successfully. Therefore, it takes time to delegate, but in the end, it saves you more time and lay the foundation for development both for the entrepreneur and for the business. The entrepreneur does not have to shoulder the responsibility alone for the delegation functioning. Employees can also be made responsible for ensuring that the delegating process functions, by making sure that they ask for assignments and ask questions to ensure that they are clear on what they are working toward. If a manager still lacks the trust needed to delegate an assignment to an employee, it may also be the responsibility of the employee to gain the necessary, trust from his/her boss. When good delegating becomes a shared responsibility for the entire organization, it increases the chances of creating an environment where you accomplish a lot and have time for it all.

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your life. Studies have found that those who volunteer have a lower mortality rate than those who do not. Older volunteers tend to walk more, find it easier to cope with everyday tasks, are less likely to develop high blood pressure, and have better-thinking skills. Volunteering can also lessen symptoms of chronic pain and reduce the risk of heart disease.


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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Top 40 ROCK NATION. June 1 – 29 (Friday and Saturday nights). All the Top Forty rock & roll music you love from the 60’s, 70’s, and 80’s. Get ready to have a fun ride on the Rock & Roll Train with all your favorite Yellow Rose Theater performers. Starring Michael Cooper, Sheila Francisco, James “The Honey Cat“ Morris and some special surprise guests. Come with your best rock & roll outfit and let’s have a great night! Call now for tickets: 405-793-7779. Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art - Art Adventures Free and open to kids of all ages Tuesdays at 10:30am Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Glassroom Free and open to kids of all ages June 4: Andrew Drew and Drew by Barney Saltzberg June 11: The Museum by Susan Verde, illustrations by Peter H. Reynolds June 18: The Incredible Peepers of Penelope Budd by Marie Karns, illustrations by Amy Wummer June 25: Mouse Shapes by Ellen Stoll Walsh Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art – Between the Isms: The Oklahoma Society of Impressionists and Selected Oklahoma Impressionists Free and open to the public June 6 at 7 p.m. Exhibit runs to September 8 Sandy Bell Gallery In 1987, the Oklahoma Society of Impressionists originated in a workshop in Taos, New Mexico, when a group of likeminded artists with ties to Oklahoma decided to form an organization dedicated to the lasting influence of Impressionism. This exhibition features recent paintings from the group as well as a selection of paintings by Oklahoma artists working in expressionist styles. Between the Isms offers a fresh perspective on the diversity of painting styles present in the state. Lecture and public reception includes light refreshments, a cash bar, and live music. Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art – Media Mixer Members price: $35, Non-members price: $50 June 15 at 2 p.m. Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom Engaging both the museum’s Impressionist collection and the “Between the Isms” exhibition. Includes a guided tour of these inspiring works and a tasty French picnic complete with Prosecco. The group will also explore fun and exciting Impressionist-inspired watercolor techniques. Leviathan: The Aesthetics of Capital April 25 – December 31 Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Gallery In Leviathan I: The Aesthetics of Capital, artist Pete Froslie transforms the Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Gallery into an experimental extension of his art studio. Froslie’s  Leviathan  series draws on his existing body of work exploring “The Aesthetics of Capital,” in which he uses chemical processes to extract rare earth metals from electronic waste as he seeks to answer the question “How best can we see capital?” In Leviathan I, Froslie extends this work by exploring how capital can be seen and understood by integrating understandings of climate change, moral and political philosophy, philosophical aesthetics and demonology through the media of experimental electro-mechanics and game engine-based digital projection.


Fresh Start Community Church Food Pantry, open the third Thursday of each month, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., 309 N Eastern Avenue, West Campus-Family Life Center. Canned and dry goods available. Must be a resident of Moore (please bring an ID).


City Council Meeting, Monday, June 3 at 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore


Parks Board Meeting, Tuesday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Board of Adjustment Meeting, Tuesday, June 11, 5:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Planning Commission Meeting, Tuesday, June 11, 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. City Council Meeting, Monday, June 17, at 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Moore Economic Development Authority Meeting, Monday, June 17, 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. **SEE COVER STORY/SUMMER EVENTS GUIDE FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF THE CITY OF MOORE’S SUMMER ACTIVITIES AND SPECIAL EVENTS**


Adopt-A-Pet, Moore Animal Shelter, S-I35 Service Road. Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., closed on holidays. For additional information call (405) 793-5190. Big Trash Pick Up, Moore residents will be allowed two FREE big trash pick-ups a year and one free voucher to the city landfill for each physical address in Moore. Call (405) 793-5070 to schedule your trash pick-up. CT Clothing Closet, last Saturday of each month, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., CrossTimbers United Methodist Church, 3004 S. Sunnylane, Moore. CrossTimbers UMC Clothing Closet is a place where those in need can find men’s, women’s and children’s clothing along with shoes and accessories. All sizes are available and are free for community members. Neighborhood Watch Program, Moore Police Dept. is starting a Neighborhood Watch Program. If you’re interested in helping your neighborhood reduce crime, contact Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, (405) 793-4448. Moore Chamber of Commerce Live Trivia Night, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., HeyDay Entertainment, 3201 Market Place, Norman. Think you know it all? Put your knowledge to the test and prove it at HeyDay Trivia Night. ½ priced domestics and discounted appetizers while you play. Call 405-794-3400 for details. South OKC Chamber presents Legislative Coffee with Senator Kay Floyd, Wedneday, June 5, 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m., Moore Norman Technology Center, 13301 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Senator Kay Floyd is an intricate part of our State's legislation as the Minority Leader for the State Senate. Come have a cup of coffee with us and join in on this crucial conversation about what is going on at the State Capitol. For more information contact Liz Cromwell at 405-634-1436 or email Moore Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours, Friday, June 7, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Whataburger, 2290 S. Service Road. The Morning Buzz is a breakfast series which aims to connect businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas for business growth and success through connections. No cost to attend. For more information contact Kim Brown at 405-794-3400 for more information or email kbrown@ Moore Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon, Tuesday, Jun 11, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Moore Chamber of Commerce, 305 W. Main St. Join us on the second Tuesday of the month for great food and an opportunity to grow your business knowledge, share new ideas and connect with our business community. Each attendee is given the opportunity to present information regarding their business to all in attendance. So bring your best sales pitch - make it innovative and memborable.  Cost: $10 Registration, RSVP required. Contact Kim Brown at 405-794-3400 for more information or email

Moore Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Tuesday, June 11, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Andy Alligator’s, 3300 Market Place, Norman. This event is a business networking opportunity for Moore Chamber of Commerce Members. Attendees can make meaningful connections that can result in successful business leads. Food and beverages are served. Contact Kim Brown at 405-794-3400 for more information or email Moore Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours Thursday, June 13, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., 35 West Apartments, 769 SW 19th Street. This event is a business networking opportunity for Moore Chamber of Commerce Members. Attendees can make meaningful connections that can result in successful business leads. Food and beverages are served. Contact Kim Brown at 405-794-3400 for more information or email South OKC Chamber Beach Bumtastic Business After Hours, Friday, June 21, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Moore Norman Technology Center, 13301 S. Pennsylvania Ave. It's that time of year to gather all of your unwanted documents and bring them to the South City Shred Day! There will also be a medication drop-off for all unwanted medications that will be gathered by the Oklahoma City Police Department. This event is open to everyone in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Protect yourself by bringing sensitive, outdated documents to this one-day shredding event. Items to consider shredding: * Outdated tax documents, contracts, agreements, legal paperwork, etc. * Anything with personal information (name, address, date of birth, social security number, parents' information, etc.) * Bank statements, credit card bills, receipts, other old bills Limit of (5) small boxes per household. For more information contact Liz Cromwell at 405-634-1436 or email


Bootcamps: • Morning Bootcamp is available at First Moore Baptist Church every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. Ages 13 and up. The class is $2. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. • Evening Bootcamp is available at First Moore Baptist Church every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Ages 13 and up. The class is $2. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Judo, classes held Monday – Sunday at 117 Skylane Drive in Norman for ages 7 and up. A nonprofit organization, all classes are offered in a family friendly environment. Fees are $20 per month for an individual or $40 per month for a family. Discount uniforms are available. For more information, call (405) 465-1925 or send an email to Adult Salsa Classes, every Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Adelante Dance Studio (Inside Moore Old School) 201 N. Broadway, Suite 201. $10 per class or $35 a month. Call (405)586-0201 for more information. First Moore Baptist Church of Moore Community Life/ Recreation Center, The Link is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday open 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Two basketball courts and racquetball courts, fitness center and walking/running track. For more information, call (405) 735-2527. Karate, First Moore Baptist Church, every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The classes are free for anyone ages 8 and up. Uniforms available at a discounted rate. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Morning Fitness, First Moore Baptist Church, every Monday at 9:00 a.m. Ages 40 and up preferred. The class is $2. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information.

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Afterschool Matters, First Moore Baptist Church, Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. This program helps students work towards academic success. Available to 1st – 6th grade. Contact director Carissa Taylor at carissa.taylor@ to learn more about enrolling your child or to volunteer. LOGOS Children and Youth Program, Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. through November 21, First Christian Church, 629 NW 12th Street (enter through the west side of building). LOGOS is open to all children from 1st through 12th grade. LOGOS offers worship skills, recreation, bible study and fellowship to all children and adults. LOGOS spring semester is underway and starts at 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm every Wednesday through April 5th. Please come join us, everyone is welcome. Growing up in today’s world is tough.  Youth and children must be able to face this reality and live with purpose, hope, faith and joy.  We believe passionately that these qualities of life are uniquely found in a relationship with Jesus Christ.  First Christian’s LOGOS ministry exists to foster this relationship. The components of the LOGOS ministry follow the example of the early Christians as outlined in Acts 2:42. They include Bible Study, Worship Skills, Recreation and Family time. For more information contact Melissa Fallon at or visit Boy Scouts Meetings, Mondays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. Cub Scouts Meetings, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. Girl Scouts Meetings, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. YMCA Before and After School Care, Moore Community Center. Call (405) 378-0420 for participating schools and more information.


Southern Hills School of Fine Arts, 8601 S. Penn, Oklahoma City. Enrolling children and adults for private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, bass, drums, strings, brass and woodwinds. Call Sarah Gee at (405) 735-6387.


• Faith Crossing Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery, Mondays, 13701 S. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City. • First Moore Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery, Thursday nights, 6:30 p.m., First Moore Baptist Church, 301 NE 27th Street. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Support and help for those struggling with addiction. • Fresh Start Community Church Celebrate Recovery 12 Step Program, Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m., 309 N Eastern. Call (405) 794-7313 for more information. Dementia/Alzheimer’s Support Group, Village on the Park, 1515 Kingsridge, Oklahoma City. Contact Karen Proctor at (405) 692-8700 for meeting times and details. Divorce Care, First Moore Baptist Church, Wednesday nights, 6:15 p.m., 301 NE 27th Street. Support group for those going through a divorce. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Grief Share Support Group, First Moore Baptist Church, every Monday night at 6:30 p.m., 301 N.E. 27th Street. Support group for individuals and family members struggling with life events such as death, divorce, and disappointments and learning healthy ways to cope with life. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Grief Share Support Group, Fresh Start Community Church, every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., 309 N. Eastern, Moore, Fresh Start Community Church Fireside

Choose a home site now while lots are still available! Moore Public Schools See us at the Festival of Homes June 14-16 and June 21-23


calendar of events & performances - february 2019 Room. We offer help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Please contact the office at (405) 794-7313, Lyn Jacquemot at (405) 3265554, or to register or participate. HOPE Addictions Recovery, every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Beth Haven Baptist Church, 12400 S. Call Pastor Rick Carter at (405) 691-6990 for information. Survivors of Suicide (SoS), every Monday night at 6:30 p.m., First Moore Baptist Church, 301 NE 27th Street. For more information please contact the church office at 405793-2600.


Moore Senior Citizen Nutrition Site, Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m., Brand Senior Center, 501 E. Main, (405) 7939069. Call by 1:00 p.m. the day before to request a meal. Donation for a meal for seniors 60 and above is $2.25. Required cost for meal for guests under 60 is $5.00. P.A.L.S. Program for Seniors, Seniors are assigned to a buddy who will call every day to check on you. Sign up with Sgt. Lewis, Moore Police Dept., (405) 793-4448. Project Return Home for Alzheimer’s Patients in Moore, For information about enrolling a loved one, contact Virginia Guild at (405) 793-4478 or Sgt. Jeremy Lewis at (405) 793-4448. Transportation: • Metro Transit will provide van service for age 60 and older on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the Moore area to Oklahoma City for medical appointments. Call Jackie at (405) 297-2583. • Moore Council on Aging. Seniors may have transportation anywhere in the city of Moore for errands or appointments. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Call (405) 799-3130 at least one day in advance. • “Share-A-Fare” for age 60 and over or disabled. Purchase taxi fare at 40% off.


American Legion Meetings, every Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 207 SW 1st St., Moore. Open for all veterans. Call (405) 794-5446 for more information. Malcolm Hunter Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, the second Wednesday of each month, Hillcrest Presbyterian Church, 6600 S. Penn, at 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact Pat Towns at (405) 376-5653. Moore Horseshoe Pitching Club, every Thursday, 6:00 p.m., Fairmoore Park. For more information, contact (405) 237-1171. Moore Rotary Club, Wednesdays at Moore Chamber of Commerce. Moore Rotary Club is a civic organization dedicated to contributing and volunteering in our community. Moore Toastmasters, every Thursday, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St., Moore. Become the speaker and leader that you want to be. Join our group as we practice Toastmasters’ proven learn-by-doing program. The Oklahoma Women Veterans Organization, the third Saturday during the months of February, April, June, August, October and December, 11:00 a.m., Sunnylane Family Reception Center, 3900 SE 29th St., Del City. If you need directions, call (405) 445-7040. South Oklahoma City Rotary Club, every Friday, 12:00 p.m., Southwest Integris Cancer Center, SW 44th St. and S. Western, Oklahoma City. A civic organization dedicated to contributing and volunteering in our community. VFW Bruce January Post 8706, the second Thursday of every month, 7:00 p.m., Lynlee Mae Event Center, 501 W. Main St., Moore. All veterans welcome. Call Mike Eaton at (405) 831-4405 or go to for more information.


VFW Bruce January Post 8706 Auxiliary will have its first meeting at the Lynlee Mae Chapel, 507 E. Main St. Meeting time is 7:00 p.m. For the institution of the VFW Auxiliary and election of officers, Joyce Caldwell, Department President will be at the meeting. For more information call Judith Lewis at 405-300-9244 or email flowergirl9806@ Women: Moms Club of Moore, the second Thursday of the month, Westmoore Community Church. Go to for more information.


Volunteer for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, January 2 - January 28. Volunteer jobs include: sorting and processing produce, organizing the warehouse, stocking shelves, checking clients out, and more. For more information call 600-3188 or email, The food bank is located at 2635 N. Shields Blvd. American Cancer Society seeks volunteers who would like to help drive patients to their cancer treatment and/ or volunteer with our local Relay for Life event. For more information visit or contact Mel Rogers at (405) 841-5817 or Blue Star Mothers of America. Moore City Hall is a donation drop-off for items for our service members overseas. For needs, see or go to City Hall. Help Deliver Meals to Moore homebound residents. Volunteer drivers needed. Call Darlene Carrell, (405)7939069, Brand Center. The Hugs Project, a non-profit organization, puts together care packages for our troops in the Middle East. For more information, call (405) 651-8359 or TheHugsProject@cox. net. Moore Food Resource Center, a part of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, allows volunteers to help fight hunger in Moore. Volunteers at the Moore Food Resource Center will assist with a variety of tasks, including serving as client shopper helpers, assisting with loading and unloading vehicles, sorting and shelving food items and cleaning. The Moore Food Resource Center is located at 2635 N. Shields. For more information on becoming a volunteer, contact Alex Strout at or (405) 600-3186. Oklahoma Ducks Unlimited. Volunteering for Ducks Unlimited is a great way to have fun, meet new people and support Ducks Unlimited’s critical waterfowl habitat conservation mission. Whether you want to sell event tickets, gather donations, secure sponsorships or help put on a successful party and fundraising event, there are many opportunities that will fit your needs to support your local community. For more information about volunteering, please contact Mr. Nathan Johnson, Regional Director for Oklahoma Ducks Unlimited at (405) 315-0093 or Mr. Randall Cole at (479) 220-9735. Serve Moore. Are you looking for a way to help others? Serve Moore is looking for volunteers to help with disaster relief and renewal projects. If you would like to volunteer or need volunteer help, visit to submit a request. You can also visit the Serve Moore headquarters located inside the Community Renewal Center at 224 S. Chestnut Avenue in Moore. For more information, visit or call (405) 735-3060. To keep up with the events and opportunities that are being added throughout the month, log on to and click on the Calendar link at the top of the home page. You’ll find an updated calendar for this month and the rest of the year.

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Andy Sherrer Takes the Reigns at Republic Bank Chief Executive Officer Chuck R. Thompson has announced that Andy Sherrer, a longtime Republic Banker, has been elected President of Republic Bank and Trust. Thompson said the selection of Sherrer is an integral part of Republic’s core values and mission, which includes leadership succession. ““A saying we have inside Republic is, ‘the only thing that never changes is that we are always changing,’” said Thompson. “Republic’s core values and mission are the foundations of our success. They have to be passed on. There is such a volume of change in our society and our business that we have to engage emerging leaders who have those same core values. Changes in technology, just in the banking industry alone, are incredible. We have to be light on our feet and be able to adapt quickly.” Thompson, president of Republic for over 30 years, retains the title of C.E.O. Sherrer, who continues as director of corporate banking and private, professional, and executive banking, was formerly one of the Bank’s executive vice presidents. “We are the same local community bank that will continue to make a difference for our customers and the communities we serve,” said Sherrer. “Chuck is still our chief executive officer, and now he will have more opportunity to support the Bank’s vision, long-term growth, and community development efforts.” Sherrer’s promotion is part of Republic’s long-term succession planning with executive team members Thompson, C.E.O.; James Harp, chief credit officer; Brenda Parks, chief administrative officer; Mark Ledbetter, director of deposit administration, and Mariann Lawson, director of marketing and community relations. He credits the executive team members with helping prepare him for the role as president. “All of our executive team members have been great mentors to me in the banking business,” said Sherrer. “They have helped me develop what I know about banking and community leadership. The opportunities to serve our community are eye-opening. You think you’re giving when you volunteer at events, but you are really gaining an appreciation for the unique and special people within our local communities.” Sherrer, 42, has worked for Republic for 17 years. A Norman native and Norman High School graduate, he earned an undergraduate degree in marketing from Oklahoma State University and an M.B.A. with a finance and M.I.S. concentration from the University of Oklahoma. Andy serves as an adjunct faculty member of the M.B.A. program at the Price College of Business, past board chair of Visit Norman, and is a board member of the Norman Regional Health Foundation. Additionally, he has a Wharton Leadership Certificate from the A.B.A. Stonier Graduate School of Banking. He has served as a Moore-Norman Technology Center board member and has chaired the Norman Chamber of Commerce, the Norman Planning Commission, O.U. Price College of Business Entrepreneurship Division Advisory Board, and is a member of the Governor’s Business Round Table. He has received the City of Norman’s Citizens Honor Roll of Service Award and was named the 2019 Outstanding Mentor for the O.U. Price College of Business given by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. Additionally, he has been named An Achiever Under 40 for the State of Oklahoma by The Journal Record and is a member of the 40 Under 40 by OKC Biz. 36 | MOORE MONTHLY | JUNE 2019

Thompson, 62, is a lifelong resident of Cleveland County. He attended Moore High School, the University of Oklahoma, the Graduate School of Banking at Southern Methodist University, and Oklahoma City University’s College of Law’s Banking Law Institute. He is a recipient of the O.U. Regents Alumni Award, the City of Norman Citizens Honor Roll of Service Award, the Oklahoma Governor’s Arts Award for Community Service, and the Norman Arts Council’s Business Person in the Arts Award. He was named the outstanding board member for the Oklahoma Academy for State Goals. Thompson is currently a member of the executive committee of the Allied Arts Foundation, the Norman Downtowners Association, and the National Weather Museum and Science Center. He is a board member of Creative Oklahoma, Oklahoma Academy for State Goals, J.D. McCarty Center, and O.U.’s College of Fine Arts Board of Visitors. He chairs Norman’s Economic Development Advisory Board, is vice chair of the legislative affairs committee of the Community Bankers Association of Oklahoma Bankers, and is a participant in the Oklahoma Bankers Association lobbying and legislative outreach efforts. Thompson is a member of the finance committee of the Oklahoma Business Roundtable and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s Regional Transit Dialogue program. His previous community involvement has included Norman Regional Hospital’s board of trustees, Norman Chamber and Norman Economic Development Coalition, Norman Public School Foundation, Friends of the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History, Pioneer Library System board chair, Sooner Theatre board chair, and Central Oklahoma Regional Advocacy Alliance board chair. ABOUT REPUBLIC BANK & TRUST (RBT.COM) As a local community bank, Republic Bank & Trust is strongly committed to making the communities, we serve better places to live. Founded in 1984, Republic has five Banking Centers serving Cleveland County, 141 Bankers, and total assets of more than $550 million. Our Bankers provide commercial and consumer financial services and mortgage lending services.

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Taste Local: Fatty’s Smokehouse 301 W. Main Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. until 9 p.m.

The menu includes a number of favorite family recipes and some new creations that have brought in great crowds. After just a few short weeks, they have served an average of 2500 meals per week. Business has been so good that they just purchased a second, gigantic smoker to meet the needs of their customers. “The response has been amazing! We already have so many repeat customers…and we love getting to know them and their families,” Brian said. “We have a line out the door almost nightly and have sold out of certain products several days.”

If you have driven down Main Street recently around the lunch or dinner hour, you have likely seen the long lines surrounding Moore’s newest barbeque joint, Fatty’s Smokehouse. Since opening in mid-April, Fatty’s has been hopping with diners and serving up thousands of meals to the community. The family-owned business is in the hands of Brian and Catherine Picard, along with Brian’s siblings Mark and Rose Picard. Mark and Brian are Moore residents themselves, so when the opportunity arose to open an eatery at the historic, former Del Rancho location at 301 W. Main, they jumped on it. As a true family restaurant, it’s an all hands on deck operation with the younger generation helping out as well. Rose’s sons Zach and Jacob work at Fatty’s, along with Brian’s kids Kaitlyn, Olivia, and Hunter. Even Hunter’s girlfriend Kaylan works there. Mark and Brian have always dreamed of owning a chain of restaurants, and Fatty’s Smokehouse is the initial step of bringing their dream to fruition. The Picards offer a combined 30 years of experience. Mark gained experience working at U.S. Foods as the Center of Plates Specialists. Brian has a sales background, Catherine is a pharmacist by trade, but helps run Fatty’s, and Rose handles all things financial. 38 | MOORE MONTHLY | JUNE 2019

They already have “regulars”. “We love chatting with them and their families. We have several first responder groups, Moore Chamber members and the Fat Guy Club of Moore, just to mention a few.” Brian said the word has spread fast and far about their little dining establishment. They had a group from Arkansas travel over 3 hours to try out their barbeque. Pretty impressive for a brand new business. Even with such large crowds, Brian and the rest of the family tries to “touch” at least 80% of the tables personally as managers and, respond individually to any complaints or compliments. There have been lots of compliments. “Customers praise the flavors and quality of the meat. They all say the staff is great. Hopefully, they see our true and honest love for the business! We’ve received amazing support from the community.” Most of the more innovative menu items have come from the minds of Mark and Brian. Catherine’s dad contributed the coleslaw recipe, and the Pisano pimento grilled cheese is a nod to Catherine (Pisano is her maiden name). It’s special to Catherine because Mark used to make it for her when she first moved to Oklahoma from Texas. And, rumor has it that while she married Brian last year, she stayed for his cooking. One of the specialties you’ll find on the menu includes Chicken Lolli Pops, huge drumsticks frenched (meat removed to make a “handle”) then smoked, deep-fried

and glazed. Fatty’s Bacon Jam burger with 2 smoked patties, grilled onions, American cheese, barbeque sauce, and bacon jam is another menu favorite. Bacon jam is a fusion of flavors with caramelized onions, bacon, and brown maple sugar all pulverized to perfection. Another unique menu option is the Pork belly burnt ends, basically big cubes of smoked bacon with honey and a barbeque glaze. The bacon dust and deviled eggs gone wild are other crowd favorites. Brian’s favorite dish is the St. Louis cut ribs, seasoned with Fatty’s own proprietary dry spice rub. For those with big appetites, there is the “kitchen sink.” It includes brisket, sausage or hot link, pork belly burnt ends, chicken and a rib. Or, for hungry eaters who enjoy a bit of competition, there’s the Fatty’s Burger Challenge. Diners can attempt to eat a massive 3-pound burger piled high with all the meats on the menu along with French fries and a drink. Anyone who manages to eat it all in under 30 minutes gets to sign the Fatty’s Wall of Fame and receives a custom T-shirt. They have already had some winners! Chef Mark and Brian also keep an “Amazingly Awesome Melt-Your-Face “hot sauce in the back, for those wanting to amp up the heat! Most meals range in price from $10-12. Sides are around $2.30 and Fatty’s Fattiest Platter, with 8 servings of chicken, sausage, brisket, 4 hot links, 1/2 slab of ribs, 5 quarts of any sides (excluding deviled eggs), 1 loaf of white bread, and a quart of bar-b-q sauce is around $90 The smoker is always going, but dining hours at Fatty’s Smokehouse are Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. Your best bet to get in while the crowds line up during prime dining hours, is between 2 and 4 p.m. To help expand their seating capacity, they plan to build an outdoor patio soon, complete with live music on the weekends.


by dale spoonemore

From Seed to Spoon: The

Gardening Perfection of June June is our wettest month but don’t let that fool you because July and August’s heat is right around the corner. This makes June the perfect month to get drip irrigation set up for the upcoming months. Check out our YouTube channel to see how you can make your own with some PVC pipe, a drill, and a few fittings! The abundant rainfall also makes it a great time to get a rainwater collection set up. We built our 500-gallon setup with IBC totes that we got from Craigslist. Search rainwater on our website to see all the details! By June, our planting season is winding down. However, there are still a few things you can sneak in before summer. The food that you can plant this month includes sweet potatoes, okra, southern peas, summer squash, cucumbers, and melons. Check out our free app on Android and iOS that gives you all the information you need about how you can grow all of these in your backyard or patio garden! Although we’re slowing down planting in June, harvesting is ramping up. We’ve been harvesting our cool season crops throughout the spring, and we should start to get peppers, tomatoes, squash, and more of our summer season crops soon.

Whenever we first started growing the food, we dedicated ourselves to only eating food that came out of the garden for a few months. After a couple of weeks, we were getting tired of the same flavors every day. This was when we started using a lot more of our herbs in the kitchen. Hopefully, you had a chance to plant some oregano, thyme, rosemary, or sage in the spring. If not, you could still try planting it in a Smart Pot where it will get some shade in the afternoon until established. Basil loves our summers and can even be planted by seed out in your garden! Check out our website and app for some of our favorite recipes.

will keep the bad bugs out of your garden without the use of pesticide. Check out all of the beneficial critters and how you can attract them to your garden in our free app. If you’d like to learn how you can grow your own food organically in your own backyard without spending a lot of money, check out our website and free app at We also have events all throughout the year, including tours of our backyard garden. Sign up for our email list at for our weekly email with all the details and information for giveaways from Smart Pots, Burpee, and other partners!

You’ll also start seeing a lot more insect activity in your garden, but not just the bad bugs. We’re especially looking forward to the return of wasps to our garden. This may sound like a crazy sentence to some, but you’ll really start to appreciate the benefits of wasps in your garden when they start hunting through your cabbage and carrying away cabbage worms. Most of the wasps we have in our garden are mud daubers (the ones that build the nests on the side of your house). These are generally super tame creatures and aren’t looking to sting unless you are looking for a fight. The wasps you have to watch for are the ones that live in giant hives, but we haven’t had any of those at our place. There are lots of other beneficial critters such as spiders, praying mantises, and ladybugs that Photos Courtesy of Dale Spoonmoore



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Kate Cook, MD - Medical Director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Norman Regional Health System

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Aim for a Screen-Free Summer for Healthy Kids

• Turn off televisions and other devices when not in use.

• Keep bedrooms, mealtimes, and parent–child playtimes screen free for children and parents. Parents can set a “do not disturb” option on their phones during these times. • No screens 1 hour before bedtime, and remove devices from bedrooms before bed. There is an invader in your home that can lead to many adverse health outcomes in children, including unhealthy weight gain, irregular sleep, and poor nutrition. It has detrimental effects on social behaviors, such as spending time with parents and siblings, doing homework, or engaging in creative play, and is linked with getting lower grades, getting into trouble, and feeling sadness and boredom. What is this uninvited guest? Screen time! This is certainly a case of “do as I say and not as I do.” As a parent of elementary-aged kids, I know the struggles of limiting access to the games, videos and movies that they are begging for. Several studies have come out recently demonstrating the adverse effects of excessive screen time, such as elevated body mass index (BMI), poor sleep and delays in cognitive, language and social/emotional development. Heavy users of video games are at risk of Internet gaming disorder. Its symptoms can include a preoccupation with the activity, decreased interest in offline or “real life” relationships, unsuccessful attempts to decrease use, and withdrawal symptoms. Up to 8.5 percent of U.S. youth 8 to 18 years of age meet criteria for Internet gaming disorder. The American Academy of Pediatrics has listed the following guidelines for screen time in children: • Avoid digital media use (except video-chatting) in children younger than 18 to 24 months. • For children ages 18 to 24 months of age, if you want to introduce digital media, choose high-quality programming and use media together with your child.

• Promote that children and adolescents get the recommended amount of daily physical activity (1 hour) and adequate sleep (8–12 hours, depending on age). SUMMER NIGHTS CONCERT SERIES Looking for a fun way to stop looking at a screen and start enjoying the outdoors? Join Norman Regional and the Moore Public Library for the Summer Nights Concert Series! The concerts will start at 8 p.m. on Fridays at Moore Central Park & the Station. The concert schedule is: Black Water Bridge on June 7 Banana Seat on June 21 Shelly Phelps on July 12 The COPA Reefer Band on July 26 I recommend following the Pioneer Library or Norman Regional Facebook pages for more details.

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• Monitor children’s media content and what apps are used or downloaded. Test apps before the child uses them, play together, and ask the child what he or she thinks about the app.

Getting Us All to a Healthier Place

• For children two to five years of age, limit screen use to one hour per day of high-quality programming (such as PBS), co-view with your children, help children understand what they are seeing, and help them apply what they learn to the world around them.


Moore Healthy by Connelly Weeks, RDN, LD Clinical Dietitian at Norman Regional

Ask an RD: Food Safety 101

Summer time is the season for cookouts and potlucks. This beloved tradition is nothing short of downright American, but along with the summer heat comes a higher risk of food borne illness outbreaks. Many harmful bacteria grow best in warm moist environments, so a hamburger patty left sitting out too long, for example, is a perfect habitat for microbes to flourish. Here are some food safety tips to keep you and your friends safe while you grill out this summer. • When storing left over food be sure to cover, label, and date all items. Be sure what was purchased first is used first. Use the helpful acronym “FIFO” which stands for “First In, First Out.” • Keep foods out of the temperature Danger Zone. All foods contain bacteria that can multiple rapidly within certain temperatures. The temperature danger zone is between 41 and 135 degrees Fahrenheit. No foods should be in the danger zone for more than a few hours. • Never thaw frozen foods by leaving them out to sit at room temperature. Instead use one of these safe thawing methods:

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Leave in a refrigerator at 40 degrees F or below Submerge under cool running water Thaw in a microwave oven (only if cooking immediately follows) Thaw as part of the cooking process

• When reheating left overs, be sure the food reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F within two hours, otherwise throw it out. • Proper hand-washing is one of the best defenses against food borne illness. Water temperature should be at least 100 degrees Fahrenheit. Scrub hands with soap for a minimum of 20 seconds. Dry your hands a single use paper towel and use the paper towel to turn off the faucet and open the door if in a restroom. • When storing foods in the refrigerator raw foods and meats should always be stored below cooked or ready to eat foods. Store foods from top to bottom in the following order: ready to eat/prepared foods, whole fish, whole cuts of beef or pork, ground meats. *Information adapted from Norman Regional HealthStream Learning Center food safety modules.


library schedules

Moore Public Library

Southwest OKC Public Library

Children Monday, June 3 – Story Time at Central Park Amphitheater Tuesday, June 4 – STEAM Story Time Tuesday, June 4 – Instrument Playground Wednesday, June 5 – Lapsit Story Time Wednesday, June 5 – Movie Matinee Friday, June 7 – Space Camp for Tweens Monday, June 10 – Story Time at Central Park Amphitheater Monday, June 10 – Kid’s Club Tuesday, June 11 – Disco With Dad Tuesday, June 11 – Spaghetti Eddie: Kindie Rock Stars Wednesday, June 12 – Lapsit Story Time Wednesday, June 12 – Movie Matinee Thursday, June 13 – Pre-K Play Thursday, June 13 – Play In the Park: Fly a Kite Friday, June 14 – Space Camp for Tweens Monday, June 17 – Story Time at Central Park Amphitheater Monday, June 17 – Stories Under the Night Sky Tuesday, June 18 – STEAM Story Time Tuesday, June 18 – Solar System Science Tour Wednesday, June 19 – Lapsit Story Time Wednesday, June 19 – Movie Matinee Wednesday, June 19 – Sensory Play Time Friday, June 21 – Space Camp for Tweens Monday, June 24 – Story Time at Central Park Amphitheater Monday, June 24 – Hula Hooping with Hooplahoma Tuesday, June 25 – STEAM Story Time Tuesday, June 25 – Juggling with Inspyral Wednesday, June 26 – Lapsit Story Time Wednesday, June 26 – Movie Matinee Thursday, June 27 – Play in the Park: Game Time Friday, June 28 – Space Camp for Tweens

Children 10 a.m. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 10 and 10:45 a.m. 2 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 10 and 10:45 a.m. 2 p.m. 10 a.m. 7 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 10 and 10:45 a.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 10 and 10:45 a.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m. 10:30 a.m.

Teen/Adult Saturday, June 1– Families Explore: Constellations Monday, June 3 – Teen Rockets! Monday, June 3 – Beginner’s Yoga Tuesday, June 4 – D&D Teen Adventurers League Tuesday, June 4 – PLS Maker Mobile: All Systems are Go! Wednesday, June 5 – Healthier Choices, Healthier You Wednesday, June 5 – Movie Night Thursday, June 6 – Zumba Friday, June 7 – Meet Us at the Barre III Friday, June 7 – Summer Nights Concert Series: Black Water Bridge Monday, June 10 – Teen DIY Art Monday, June 10 – Beginner’s Yoga Monday, June 10 – Adult DIY Art Tuesday, June 11 – Mini Writing Workshop: Launch Into Writing Wednesday, June 12 – Healthier Choices, Healthier You Wednesday, June 12 – Movie Night Thursday, June 13 – Zumba Friday, June 14 – Meet Us at the Barre III Saturday, June 15 – Families Explore: Constellations Sunday, June 16 – Instant Pot and Air Fryer for Beginners Monday, June 17 – Beginner’s Yoga Tuesday, June 18 – D&D Teen Adventurers League Tuesday, June 18 – Science Fiction Bonanza Wednesday, June 19 – Healthier Choices, Healthier You Wednesday, June 19 – Movie Night Thursday, June 20 – Zumba Friday, June 21 – Meet Us at the Barre III Friday, June 21 – Summer Nights Concert Series: Banana Seat Saturday, June 22 – Classic Arcades for Teens @ 83 Arcade Monday, June 24 – Beginner’s Yoga Wednesday, June 26 – Movie Night Thursday, June 27 – Teen Captured Starlight Crafts Thursday, June 27 – Zumba Friday, June 28 – Meet Us at the Barre III     Saturday, June 29 – Cosmic Crop Harvest

11 a.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 8 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 11 a.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 6 p.m. 9:30 a.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 8 p.m. Noon 6 p.m. 6 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. 6 p.m.     10 a.m.

Monday, June 3 – Discovery Camp: Space Tuesday, June 4 – Discovery Camp: Space Wednesday, June 5 – Story Time with STEAM Leaders Thursday, June 6 – Baby Lapsit Thursday, June 6 – The Great Space Adventure Monday, June 10 – Discovery Camp: Gravity Tuesday, June 11 – Discovery Camp: Gravity Wednesday, June 12 – Story Time with STEAM Leaders Thursday, June 13 – Baby Lapsit Thursday, June 13 – Extreme Animals Monday, June 17 – Discovery Camp: Weather Tuesday, June 18 – Discovery Camp: Weather Wednesday, June 19 – Story Time with STEAM Leaders Thursday, June 20 – Baby Lapsit Thursday, June 20 – Juggling with Inspyral Monday, June 24 – Discovery Camp: Coding Tuesday, June 25 – Discovery Camp: Coding Wednesday, June 26 – Story Time with STEAM Leaders Thursday, June 27 – Baby Lapsit Thursday, June 27 – Little Astronauts Academy

4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 11 a.m. 10 a.m. 4:30 p.m..

Teen/Adult Monday, June 3 – Teen Create DIY Art 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 4 – Basic Excel Formulas 2 p.m. Monday, June 4 – Tai Chi for Health 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 – Teen Discovery Camp 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5 – Science Fiction Bonanza 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8 – Families Explore: Structural Engineering 11 a.m. Monday, June 10 – Science of Exobiology 2 p.m. Monday, June 11 – Tai Chi for Health 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 – Teen Discovery Camp 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 – Mini Writing Workshop: Launch Into Writing 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13 – Penn Avenue Literary Society 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 15 – SOKC Friends of the Library Burger Day at Johnnie’s - All day Monday, June 17 – Teen Rockets! 2 p.m. Monday, June 18 – Tai Chi for Health 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 – Teen Discovery Camp 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 19 – PLS Maker Mobile 6 p.m. Thursday, June 20 – Community Conversation: Mental Health in Oklahoma 7 p.m. Monday, June 24 – Teen Stories Under the Night Sky 2 p.m. Monday, June 25 – Tai Chi for Health 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 – Teen Discovery Camp 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 – Create DIY Art 6 p.m.


book review

Dress Like a Girl Author: Patricia Toht Illustrator: Lorian Tu-Dean Publisher: HarperCollins Reviewer: Sara Sancak, Children’s Library Associate, Moore Public Library What does it mean to “Dress like a Girl?” Dressing up means following your dreams, passions, and your heart. “Dress Like a Girl” is an empowering, encouraging, and inspiring book filled with vibrant illustrations of girls of every race and ethnicity. Any girl can see the illustrations and feel represented! The first page begins with a girl inviting her friends to her home for a slumber party! The girls all decide to play dress-up and find different outfits to wear. This book highlights the different careers and occupations that any girl can imagine. “Dress Like a Girl” creates an ongoing conversation for children and grown-ups about their future and highlights the importance that any girl can be whatever she wants to be! “Dress Like a Girl” is written with a rhyming scheme which is helpful for children to hear patterns, and creates a better flow for the reader. This book appeals to anyone of all ages with colorful and playful illustrations that will definitely grab the reader’s attention! If you enjoyed “Dress Like a Girl”, then you will be a fan of Princesses Wear Pants and Rosie Revere, Engineer! For more book recommendations stop by the children’s desk at your local library! For other library events and information visit

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail Author: Cheryl Strayed Reviewer: Sara Quesenbury, Adult and Teen Information Services, Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library

Cheryl’s abusive father left her family when she was young. Her mother died of cancer when Cheryl was 22. Her marriage dissolved soon thereafter, and she found herself mostly alone, realizing that perhaps she had even lost herself, “the person she was before,” the person her mother knew she was So even as a novice hiker, Cheryl makes up her mind, cobbles together a pack, and sets off to find that person. “Wild” is the true memoir of Cheryl Strayed, a woman who at age 26 hiked 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, and that’s only a part of the story. The author masterfully and compellingly weaves together her inner and outer experience on the trail. As the reader goes with Cheryl through the beauty and peril of the hike itself, we also go with her through her past griefs and crises, wrestling alongside her on her journey to understand and accept her experience and herself on this long walk. This book is not a new one, but it is one I revisit regularly both on and off the reading trail. It’s one of those books that can travel over time with a reader, with each new read bringing new corners of the world and of oneself to light. You can find “Wild” at your local library in print, digital, and audio formats. You can also find the subsequent feature film of the same title, which I highly recommend as well. But of course, read the book first!call 405-793-4347. For more information on library events or materials visit www. or download the Pioneer Library System Connect App.


byte-size tech by rob morris

Bite Size Tech:

Best Summer Travel Gadgets Summer is here, and that means vacation time for you and your family. If you’re planning on taking the whole tribe cross country, you’re gonna want more than the Wagon Queen Family Truckster (see Chevy Chase, “National Lampoon’s Vacation” for reference). So in this edition of Byte Size Tech, we’re gonna share a few handy-dandy items that will help keep the vital tech side of your family vacation as smooth as fiber internet access.

DJI Osmo Pocket Compact Smart Camera Cost: $349

SOUL Solar Scroll Portable Solar Charger Cost: $129

DJI is a company known for its drones and their ability to capture extraordinarily stable video. Picture a camera with that kind of stabilization in your hand, and that’s what you have with the Osmo Pocket Camera. It features a gimbal – a tri-axis device that will tilt, pan, and pitch along with the person who is shooting the video. This helps keep the video relatively stable and free of shaking. The two-button interface is intuitive and easy to use, and the battery will keep you going for a couple of hours between recharges so you can get a whole lot of Disneyworld footage in. There’s even a “Selfie Face Mode” that will track your face while you narrate your video. It’s not cheap, but it will make your vacation videos look so much more impressive. You can check out more on the Pocket at

We’ve reached that point in time where it’s nearly inconceivable to be caught without your smartphone. The big problem is that our phone batteries die and we always find ourselves in search of an electrical outlet to recharge those babies. The SOUL Solar Scroll Portable Solar Charge is a powerful & compact solution to that recharging issue that can accompany you anywhere you go, even on those remote camping trips. This brand-new product features a flexible solar panel that you unroll for recharging. It weighs 10.5 ounces and can also be connected to a USB charging outlet. It takes about 4-to-6 hours to charge the Solar Scroll fully. Once it’s fully charged, you will be able to charge your smartphone nearly twice. For more details, visit

RAVPower 16750mAh Power Bank USB Battery Pack Cost: $39.99 (on Amazon)

YOSH Waterproof Phone Pouch Cost: $6.99 (on Amazon)

Let’s say your summer travel plans don’t include hiking the Appalachian Trail or spending a few weeks on a remote island with no electricity, you might still find yourself in need of portable charging power. The RAVPOWER Power Bank can recharge an iPhone 7 5 ½ times, a Galaxy S8 3 1/3 times, or an iPad Air 1 full time. It takes about 10 hours to charge the RAVPower Power Bank fully, so having one of these in your briefcase or backpack will save you from being one of those “walking dead” souls who wander airport terminals between flights, looking for an unclaimed electrical outlet. The easiest way to order the RAVPower product is on Amazon.

At some point during the summer, you’re going to find yourself near the water. It doesn’t matter if it’s a beach, a lake, or a pool…you’ll be there. If you want to see real despair, just Google, “I dropped my iPhone into the pool,” and you’ll know why it’s a good idea to have some way to waterproof the device that keeps you tethered to your family, friends, work, and sanity. Seven bucks is a small price to pay for smartphone peace of mind, friends. The YOSH Waterproof pouch is a universal, waterproof case that is compatible with a wide range of iPhones, Galaxy’s, and Pixel phones. They’re certified up to 100 feet and have passed a 2-hour waterproof test. So go ahead…head for the beach, kayak, snorkel, swim, ski, or fish. You can relax and know that your phone is at least waterproof.

Images courtesy of DJI, SOUL, RAVPower & YOSH. JUNE 2019 | MOORE MONTHLY | 47



1624 Greenbriar Place, Suite 600 Oklahoma City, OK 73159 405-703-1333

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2504 NE 16TH, MOORE Beautiful brand new-ready Soon! Garage with 3rd Bay Drive through. 3 cm granite, wood look ceramic tile in all rooms except bedrooms, designer tile and more!

2527 NE 15TH, MOORE Must see this beautiful home with wood look tile, custom cabinetry and gorgeous countertop. A 3rd garage bay drive through, low-e thermopane window and crown molding throughout.

• SONOMA LAKES ADDITION: Builder’s Special of the month is to pay $5000 toward Buyers costs or upgrades. • Future neighborhood clubhouse and swimming pool coming soon!

MER 2019 SUM

The Station Aquatic Center Opens THE STATION at CENTRAL PARK

FRIDAY, MAY 24TH 5PM–9PM! 700 S. Broadway, Moore

Get Your Family Season Pass ONLY $160 One Price to Swim All Summer! Beginning May 25th Open Mon–Sun, Noon–8pm Buy season passes online at or call (405) 793-5090

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the station schedule

*This is a partial schedule of classes, camps, and activities available through Moore Parks and Recreation. For a full schedule please visit: events-and-programs or centralpark.cityofmoore. com/activities-programs

ACTIVITIES & CLASSES Youth Sports Performance A CLASS FULL OF ATHLETES LOOKING TO BE BETTER Sports performance classes are designed to help athletes gain an edge over the competition. These classes will help athletes enhance their balance, coordination, speed, agility, flexibility, and overall performance on and off the field of play. Sports performance classes will help those who want to be a better all-around athlete for any sport by making movements more efficient and by working on joint stability along with all other facets of athleticism. Athletes will not only perform better while playing but sports conditioning has been proven to prevent or decrease injuries and create a more well-rounded athlete. JACOB’S MISSION STATEMENT “My mission is to assist all athletes in reaching their training goals by educating them in practicing intelligent training and recovery strategies that will not only improve performance but also decrease injury risk. Intelligent training is based on training principles that are science based and enhanced by practical experience. Sound recovery principals are important for not only keeping the athlete healthy but to be able to perform optimally out on the field.” ABOUT THE COACH Jacob Behara has been a strength and conditioning coach for several years and comes to Moore from Kansas. He has worked in professional baseball, with the Royals and Astros, Division I collegiate athletes, youth sports teams, and individual athletes. His main goal, when working with athletes of all ages, is to develop a complete athlete that is able to compete at his or her sport optimally. Jacob is passionate about creating an environment, in which athletes have fun while working hard to grow and develop their skills. Jacob graduated from OSU in 2014 with his Masters in Health & Human Performance and in


2012 received his Bachelors in Nutrition Sciences. Jacob is currently working on becoming a registered dietitian as well. He is a NSCA certified strength and conditioning coach, a USTFCCCA strength and conditioning coach, a sports performance coach level 1 through USA Weightlifting, and holds a certification in Reflexive Performance Reset. FEE: $50 for 1 month / $40 for Annual Passholders/Moore Students Private One-on-One, group, and team sessions available. Ask about a team discount. WHEN: Ages 8-12, Wednesdays 4:30 p.m. / Ages 13(+) Thursday 4:30 p.m. WHERE: Group Exercise room #2 or outdoors INSTRUCTOR: Jacob Behara M.S. CSCS Fundamentals Boot Camp When: Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays Where: Buck Thomas Park (1901 NE 12th Street) Sign-up: By the last Friday of every month Time: 5:30 a.m. In the event of bad weather: Boot camp will be moved to the Moore Community Center Ages: 16+ Fee: $40/month (12 classes) for Station passholders. $50/month for non-passholders. *Sign up for 3 months $100 for Station passholders and $125 for nonpassholders. Instructor: Stacia Becher, CPT The City of Moore is happy to offer the Fitness in the Park series. Join us for group fitness classes all while enjoying our beautiful parks. We will begin the series by offering a fun and challenging boot camp at Buck Thomas Park. The “Fun”damentals boot camp will push you to your limits by focusing on fun drills, including plyometrics and agilities, and challenging intervals of strength training and cardio. “Fun”damentals boot camp is for anyone who is looking to lose weight, get stronger, build muscle, or train for your next 5k. All fitness levels are encouraged to join in on the fun. Weekly Nutritional Informational Classes When: Tuesday Time: 5:30 p.m.

Where: Group Exercise Room 2 (last Tuesday of the month - in the kitchen/meeting room 2) Fee: $50/month (available to members and non-members) Instructor: Angelica Martinez MS, RDN, LD Minimum of 8 participants Nutrition is the key component to living a healthy lifestyle. During this in-depth informational class, a registered dietician will help you navigate this complicated aspect of living a healthy life and being the best you. You will learn how your body reacts to foods, the best way to fuel your body, how you can use nutrition to lose weight, become stronger, or just feel better. The registered dietician will help you learn how to shop for healthy foods at supermarkets and farmer’s markets, how to meal prep, give you some recipe ideas, and walk you through a cooking demonstration. This class is ideal for anyone who is beginning a healthy lifestyle or for those who have been working out for years. Nutritional Basics Monthly Class When: 3rd Wednesday evening of each month Time: 6:00 p.m. Where: The Station meeting room #2 Fee: $30 per class (available to members and non-members Have you ever wondered how many calories you should be consuming, or what the differences between a micronutrients and macronutrients are? Are you curious as to how nutrition will play a role in losing weight or helping control diabetes? This class can answer all of those questions and more! Join a registered dietician and learn the basics about nutrition. In this informative class, you will learn the foundations of a healthy diet, gain some insight into how you can change what you are eating to help meet your goals, and get a few delicious recipes to help start your journey off on the right foot. Adult Morning Painting & Drawing Class August 12th - September 23rd Monday Mornings (6 Classes) No Class on September 2nd-Labor Day Time: 10:00 A.M - 12:00 P.M.

Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Ages: 15+ Registration Period: May 1st-August 11th for August Classes Fee: $70 per session Description: Use several drawing media and various techniques in this class. All supplies included. Class taught by a certified art instructor Adult Drawing July 10th-July 31st Monday Nights (4 Classes) Time: 6:45 P.M - 8:15 P.M. Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Ages: 15+ Registration Period: April 1st - July 9th for July Fee: $60 per session Description: Use several drawing media and various techniques in this class. All supplies included. Class taught by a certified art instructor. Adult 3D Art When: June 3rd - June 24th Monday Nights (4 Classes) Time: 6:45 P.M -8:15 P.M for March Classes. 7:30P.M.-8:45 P.M. for June Classes Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Ages: 15+ Registration Period: March 1st - June 2nd for June Classes Fee: $50 per session Description: Use several drawing media and watercolor. All supplies included. Class taught by a certified art instructor: Use several drawing media and watercolor. All supplies included. Class taught by a certified art instructor Beads & Strings September 3rd - 24th Monday & Tuesday Nights (7 Classes) Time: 3-5 Year Olds (4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.) 6-12 Year Olds (5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.) Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Ages: 3-5 and 6-12 year olds

the station schedule

Registration Period: May 1st - September 2nd Fee: $60 per Session Description: In this class you will create, make, mold and build different art using beads and string. Youth Arts & Crafts When: August 5th-August 27th Monday and Tuesday Nights (8 Classes) Time: 3-5 Year Olds (4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.) 6-12 Year Olds (5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.) Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Ages: 3-5 and 6-12 year olds Registration Period: May 1st - August 26th For August Classes Fee: $60 per Session Description: A class where kids get to use their imagination in a variety of different ways, making a variety of projects they get to take home. Adult Swing Dancing WHEN: September 4th - October 23rd Wednesday Nights (8 Classes) TIME: 7:30 P.M - 9:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: Adults 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: July 1st September 4th for September & October Classes FEE: $60 per session or $8 per class DESCRIPTION: Learn how to Swing Dance and the many variations of Swing Dancing and before you know it you will be able to scoot across the dance floor like a pro.

Guitar Lessons WHEN: July 11th-August 29th TIME: 7:30 P.M. - 8:45 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 12+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: May 1st - July 10th FEE: $70 per session DESCRIPTION: Ever thought about learning how to play guitar but just never got around to it? Well now is your opportunity to do so. Learn how to count music,

read music, and even play some songs in this class. It is recommended to bring a guitar but it is not a requirement. Grill Master 101 When: June 4th – June 25th July 9th – July 30th Time: 6:30 P.M. – 7:45 P.M. Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Ages: 15+ Registration Period: March 1st – July 8th Fee: $50 per session Description:Summer Time brings Sun, Fun, and BBQ. Ever wanted to show off for your friends and family by being the very best grill master known around town? Now you can. In this class you will learn how to prepare and grill your favorite meats. All foods and supplies are included in the price. All you will need is to bring an open mind and an appetite. Don’t miss out on this fun Summer Class and join today. FitKids Day/Time: Wednesday at 5:00pm (55 minutes) Duration: 8 weeks Location: The Station Basketball GymCourt 4 Age: 7 years to 12 years Cost: $25 for passholders; $50 for non-passholders Description: This 55 minute class is packed with entertaining music, foundational fitness moves, and fun games. Fit Kids will get your child moving and learning the importance of making healthy choices all while having fun! For ages 7 to 12 years. Participants will receive a certificate, water bottle, and a Kids Fit T-Shirt when completing the session. Parents are welcome to stay.



DESCRIPTION: Learn Spanish for beginners. Adult classes will

DESCRIPTION: Spanish for beginners. Children will learn basic

teach the basics of understanding and being able to use basic Spanish in the real world.

WHEN: April 30th - June 25th Every Monday Night (8 Classes) No Classes May 28th (Memorial Day), September 5th - October 24th Every Wednesday (8 Classes) TIME: 6:15 P.M. - 7:15 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 14+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: March 1st - April 29th July 1st - September 4th COST: $65 per session INSTRUCTOR: Rocie Petchprom

CONTINUATION SPANISH 4 ADULTS DESCRIPTION: For anyone who has completed Spanish 4 Adults at the Station or is interested in refreshing their Spanish. This class is not for beginners but is for those who are past the beginner step but are not quite at the intermediate level. This class will continue to teach the basics of understanding and being able to use basic Spanish in the real world. This class will also use more conversation and further enhance your Spanish vocabulary. WHEN: May 1st - June 26th Tuesdays (8 Classes) No Classes May 28th (Memorial Day) September 6th - October 25th Thursdays (8 Classes) TIME: 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: March 1st - April 30th for May & June classes, May 1st - September 6th for September & October classes COST: $55 per session INSTRUCTOR: Rocie Petchprom

TO REGISTER: For more information call Moore Parks & Recreation at (405) 793-5090

Spanish speaking skills.

WHEN: April 30th - June 26th Every Monday & Tuesday (16 Classes) No Classes May 28th & 29th (Memorial Day) September 5th - October 25th Every Wednesday & Thursday (16 Classes) TIME: 5:15 P.M. - 6:15 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 6-13 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: March 1st - April 29th,

July 1st - September 4th COST: $85 per session

INSTRUCTOR: Rocie Petchprom

SIGN LANGUAGE DESCRIPTION: Sign Language is a system of communication

using visual gestures and signs. In this class you will learn the basics of how to use and interpret sign language.

WHEN: July 17th - August 28th Tuesday Evenings (7 Classes) TIME: 6:45 P.M. - 7:45 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 18+ COST: $55 per session REGISTRATION PERIOD: April 1st - July 9th INSTRUCTOR: Torie Sangi

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class acts by rob morris

CLASS ACTS: Curry Bailey is Living High on the Hog! For Curren, the gilt (a gilt is a female pig that has not yet been bred or given birth to babies) was a chance to pour her energy into something outside herself. She began to show Rosie as a young girl, but it would take a while for that energy to really take root and grow. “I got to go out and feed Rosie every morning,” said Bailey. “I got to walk her every day. It was a lot of fun, and it really sparked my interest. But it got to be really expensive, so a few years later, I stop showing.”

Moore High School senior Curren Bailey isn’t the first student from Moore Public Schools to attend college on a livestock judging scholarship. She’s only the second local student to achieve this honor. Moore High Schools’ Chris Hall, a 2009 graduate, recruited Bailey to join Eastern Oklahoma’s livestock judging team. Hall attended Eastern Oklahoma and later graduated from Oklahoma State University, where he was a member of OSU’s 2012 National Championship Livestock Judging Team. If you’re thinking, “Livestock judging? They give scholarships for that?” You’re not alone. It doesn’t happen all that often. When it does, it’s typically a student who has broken from the typical pursuit of academics, sports, and other usual extracurricular activities to engage in the world’s oldest way of making a living: farming. Bailey remembers clearly the moment she fell in love with agricultural life. “When I was about 8 years old, I got my first gilt,” said Bailey. “Her name was Rosie.” 52 | MOORE MONTHLY | JUNE 2019

Reserve Grand once and Grand once and that means you win overall the whole show. That’s not very common for a Yorkshire.” It was also during her junior year that Bailey became involved in livestock judging, a Career Development Event through FFA. It was a decision that would impact her postgraduation choices in a very positive way.

Fast forward to Bailey’s sophomore year at Moore High School. She said a family friend approached her about getting back into showing animals.

“Chris Hall at Eastern Oklahoma State College offered me a scholarship for livestock judging,” said Bailey. “So as long as I stay on the livestock judging team and maintain a 2.5 GPA, I’ll have that scholarship for the two years I’ll be working toward my associate’s degree.”

“He had a daughter he wanted to get into showing,” said Bailey, “And they were getting ready to get some sows, so he wanted to know if I had any interest.”

Livestock judging is a fascinating competition that lends itself to practical application in the world of agricultural. Here’s how it works:

Bailey’s interest was still there. Plus, she was just a natural at showing animals and was excited about that as well as helping her neighbor’s daughter improve her skills. So, she climbed back into the ring her sophomore year, showing a Hampshire. For those unfamiliar with livestock shows, The Hampshire breed is black pigs with a white belt across the shoulders and possibly the oldest, early-American breed of pigs in existence today. Bailey said that first year was a great start.

• Officials at a livestock judging competition rank a contest class (cattle, sheep, pigs, and goats), which typically consist of four animals which are numbered 1 through 4.

“We got into the sale at the Cleveland County junior Livestock Show down in Norman,” said Bailey. “He was the third overall Hampshire that year. So I did really well for my first year back in.” Bailey’s involvement in the Moore Future Farmer’s of America (FFA) chapter helped her as she dived back into competition. Also crucial for her participation was her family’ and a particular family friend, Damion Barks. “He’s like a second dad to me,” said Bailey. “My family pushed me and has been very supportive, and Damion has also been so supportive.”

• The livestock judging team will then evaluate those animals without any knowledge of the official’s ranking. After evaluating the animal, they rank them. • Their ranking is compared with the official’s ranking, and scores are given based on how close they are to the official rankings. Bailey said she quickly fell in love with the challenges of livestock judging because it wasn’t about just getting the rankings in the correct order. Judges also have to explain the reasons behind their rankings. “Livestock judging is very difficult,” said Bailey. “Not only do you have to get the rankings right, but you also have to have the right reasons for ranking them in the correct order. You also have to be able to explain your reasoning.”

Bailey chose a Yorkshire barrow (a barrow is a male pig that has been castrated, removing a lot of the testosterone and aggressiveness, making them easier to handle) for her junior year of showing pigs. The all-white Yorkshire was also a head-turner in competition.

Bailey proved to be as much a natural at livestock judging as she was at showing animals. Her first year competing saw the Moore team finish fifth at the Tulsa State Fair. So her FFA teacher put Chris Hall in touch with her and the Eastern Oklahoma College coach offered her a scholarship. Bailey said she’s thrilled to have the opportunity to pursue her dream.

“He ended up being a champion Yorkshire at County as well as 3rd overall, which they award has a bronze medallion,” said Bailey. “I also won Champion or Reserve Champion at jackpots everywhere I went that winter with him. He won

“My family is just myself and my dad,” said Bailey. “Paying for college was going to be hard, but with the scholarship, I’ll have a great chance to get my associate’s and my bachelor’s degree.”

The graduating MHS senior plans to complete a double associate’s degree in agricultural education and ranch management at Eastern and then finish her bachelor’s degree in agricultural education at Oklahoma State University. Her long-term goals include becoming an agricultural teacher.

“This year I actually won our local show,” said Bailey. “I won Grand Barrow, Reserve Barrow, and gilt, which is big for a local show.” That success was followed by more awards at the county show, where Bailey won the tough Grand Barrow Overall. Bailey also won the overall Swine Showmanship award.

Bailey said her experience in FFA has been a beautiful thing and hopes that more Moore students will participate in the program. “FFA is an amazing organization,” said Bailey. “FFA has taught me to put myself out there and make new friends. I now have friends all across the state and all across the country because of how widely FFA is spread. It has also given me great confidence as a public speaker and challenged me in learning.”

1. Nominate a student who you believe is going above and beyond to make a difference. a. Elementary through high school students are eligible. b. Must live within the coverage area of the Moore Public School District. c. Home school and private school students are also eligible (who live within the MPS district). 2. Email their name, grade and why you believe they’re a Class Act to 3. Moore Monthly staff will review all submissions and select one student who especially stands out as a Class Act. 4. The winning student for each quarter will be announced and awarded a Class Acts certificate and a $100 gift card at their school. 5. For questions or additional info, email Rob Morris at

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In the meantime, she finished out her senior year with a lot of success in both livestock judging and showing animals.

“That made me eligible to show for Master Showman, which means that you show all four species: pigs, cattle, sheep, and goats,” said Bailey. “I’ve never done that, so it was a new experience, but I ended up winning Master Showman.”



SPRING SPORTS RECAP: Moore Athletes, Teams Perform Well in State Tournaments Once again, student athletes from all three Moore high schools turned in strong showings in the various spring sports. Here’s a recap of the teams and individuals that were honored during the OSSAA state playoffs in 2019. BASEBALL The Westmoore Jaguars hosted and won their regional tournament. The Jags reached the state championship tournament, losing to Jenks in the quarterfinals. Chance Westervelt and Kale Davis were named to the OCA All-State Team. Jace Bohrofen was named the 2019 COAC Offensive Player of the Year and Kale Davis was named the 2019 COAC Pitcher of the Year. Jacob Clark and Dayton Clark joined Bohrofen on the COAC All-Conference Team. GOLF Moore High School’s Olivia Ziebro was the highest finisher in the OSSAA 6A Girls Golf State Championship this spring. Ziebro carded an overall score of 166 (83,83) to finish in a tie for 24th in the individual competition. The Westmoore girls team had the highest finish in the team standings, carding a 733 (372, 361) which was good for 11th place statewide. Peyton Glenn led the way for the Jags with an overall 182 (93, 89), good for 44th in the individual standings. SOFTBALL All three Moore teams reached the OSSAA State Slow Pitch Championship Tournament in 2019. Moore High School knocked off Broken Arrow in the opening round before losing to Broken Bow in the semifinals. Southmoore prevailed over Westmoore in a tight battle between crosstown rivals in the opening round, then trounced Union in the semifinals to reach the championship game against Broken Bow. The Sabercats fell to Broken Bow in the title game to finish as state runners up. Southmoore’s Jaycee Kievit, Karli Petty, and Presley Rumsey were named to the All-State team while Jason Lingo was selected as the Large Schools Coach of the Year. Moore’s Courtney Barns and Morgan Schmidt were also chosen for the All-State team. The Lady Lions also had three Academic All-State players: Devyn Lutz, Mikaylee Allen, and Morgan Schmidt. SOCCER The Westmoore boys soccer team beat Putnam City and Norman North in the OSSAA 6A soccer tournament before losing to eventual state champion Jenks in the semifinals by a 1-0 score. All three girls teams had excellent years, reaching the OSSAA 6A tournament in 2019. The Westmoore girls beat crosstown rivals Moore in the opening round before losing an overtime game to eventual state champion Norman North in the second round by a 1-0 score. The Southmoore also won their opening round game against Yukon before falling to state runner-up Mustang by a 1-0 score. TENNIS Westmoore’s girls finished 8th in the team standings. Jenna Noel led the way for the Jaguars, finishing 2nd in the state in #1 singles. Westmoore’s boys team finished tied for 10th in the team standings. The Jag’s Ben Richmond finished fourth 54 | MOORE MONTHLY | JUNE 2019

in the state #1 Singles, reaching the semi-finals before losing to the eventual state champion from Stillwater. The boys teams also had state qualifiers in #2 Singles, #1 Doubles and #2 Doubles. TRACK Westmoore leads the way in track, with four athletes claiming individual state titles. Anthony Riley became a three-time state champion with his championship in the boys long jump. Layne Grantham won the boys shot put, Phillip Semien won the boys 1600 meter run, and Tristen Robb won the girls high jump. Southmoore’s Jada Atkinson won the gold medal in the girls 200 meter dash. Southmoore’s girls team finished 4th overall in the team standings while the Westmoore boys finished 5th overall. Here’s a complete list of all the other Moore schools’ athletes who had high finishes at the state track and field meet: Girls 100M Dash 3. Jada Atkinson - Southmoore Girls 200M Dash 4. Tay Peters - Westmoore Girls 400M Dash 2. Yasmine Johnson - Southmoore Girls 1600M Run 13. Ginger Macinnis Pierce – Westmoore 15. Audrey Hill Girls 3200M Run 14. Audrey Hill – Moore Girls 100M Hurdles 2. Analya Miller – Southmoore 5. Shelby Maddy – Southmoore Girls 4x100M Relay 2. Southmoore 8. Moore Girls 4x200M Relay 11. Moore Girls 4x400 Relay 3. Southmoore 4. Moore Girls 4x800 Relay 7. Moore 12. Southmoore Girls High Jump 6. Avyonce Rouse – Southmoore T13. Torie Simon – Southmoore Girls Long Jump 7. Tristen Robb – Westmoore 10. Maria Wright – Moore

Girls Discus 6. Nikkita Addy – Moore 12. Andrea Bortey – Moore Boys 100M Dash 5. Koryee Wyatt – Westmoore Boys 3200M Run 4. Phillip Semien – Westmoore 13. Chance Marlett – Moore Boys 4x100M Relay 4. Westmoore Boys 4x200 Relay 8. Westmoore T13. Southmoore Boys 4x400 Relay 10. Southmoore 12. Moore Boys 4x800 Relay 8. Moore Boys High Jump T11. Keshawn Oliver – Southmoore Boys Long Jump 10. Morlon Taplin – Southmoore 12. Albert Assifuah – Westmoore Boys Shot Put 6. Brian Shomali – Southmoore Boys Discus 10. Layne Grantham – Westmoore

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shop local by donna walker

SHOP LOCAL: Reclaimed Warehouse 3200 S Sunnylane Rd, Moore, OK

“By doing what you love, you inspire & awaken the hearts of others.” – Satsuki Shibuya This is the quote that has inspired Moore resident, entrepreneur, and design ace Tabitha Clark through her life. All it takes is a visit to her retail store Reclaimed Warehouse, a walk through an R&R custom-designed home, or, a quick peek on social media to see that these words still ring true. As a designer by trade for over 18 years and a creative soul at heart, Tabitha finds joy in her creativity and inspiring others to do the same in their own spaces. She spent the majority of those years working alongside her husband Russell in the family business, at R & R Homes. A few years ago, her thirst for innovative design called her in another direction, and she opened Reclaimed Warehouse at 3200 S. Sunnylane in Moore. “I originally created the store for our home building clients. I had a passion for unique light fixtures and combining old architecture with new construction. This design style was not found easily in new construction, and I could see a need for it.” Tabitha shared. Her new journey seemed like the next logical step for the talented mother of 4. In her early years working alongside Russell, Tabitha spent hours upon hours with her hands deep in projects. She has done tile work, faux finishes, painting, construction clean up, and much more. Nowadays, her focus is on design. And while she still loves creating plans and design work for construction clients, now she can fuel her more deep-rooted passion and share it with others as well. “I have always been creative and had a love of repurposing. It’s always been ingrained deep within me.”


She has fond memories of her grandmother and the two filling their summer days in search of junk and painting or creating something new out of it. “I love to mix old with new – always have. Anything I can repurpose and make new again was an inspiration to me. My deepest passion is to find something old and think of what I can possibly do to make it new.” What started as a warehouse full of reclaimed salvage finds quickly turned into a new stylish and inviting home furnishings and retail store. You’ll find custom furniture, home decor, lighting, one-of-a-kind vintage finds, and even boutique clothing here. “Reclaimed Warehouse has a great mix of styles to show that you do not have to stick to one particular style to have a perfectly curated home. We mix antiques and repurposed finds throughout the store and sometimes even pair them with modern or contemporary elements.” The custom-built pieces are often made from architectural finds or entirely built from a sketch. The custom furniture has led to another new venture within Reclaimed Warehouse…a new design center. “The design center will be available to help clients with remodeling services of all types. If clients are interested in creating their own perfect fixer-upper, this is the perfect place to accomplish this.” Tabitha explained. Tabitha attributes much of her design style and keeping up with new trends to trips to designer markets and from various clients. Her style has also been influenced by some icons in the industry, such as HGTV’s Emily Henderson and the beloved Joanna Gaines. “I’m not super trendy overall. I like to create a perfect curated home for customers…something that stands the test of time that you don’t have to change every few years. It’s all about finding something they love, discovering their personal style, and figuring out how to mix it all to create something that feels like home to them.” Modern farmhouse style continues to be a popular style, but according to Tabitha, brightly colored velvet furnishings are all the rage in design right now. And while she doesn’t see the modern farmhouse style going away any time soon,

she believes it will become warmer and more inviting, and combined with traditional elements in the future. Reclaimed Warehouse is full of modern farmhouse and rustic glam treasures. So, it’s no wonder that just one day after they signed a lease on their second store at the former Shoe Warehouse location in Norman, that Magnolia Homes Furnishings came calling. Tabitha reached out to Magnolia Home Furnishings in hopes of becoming a distributor when she first opened her doors. Two years and a few more emails later, Reclaimed Warehouse officially became a distributor for the prestigious and much-loved brand. Tabitha was elated and honored to become one of only 3 Magnolia Home Furnishings Distributors in Oklahoma. “I reached out to them several times. I was probably a spec in the ocean to them. Now that we’ve brought a part of Waco here to the metro area, I now tell entrepreneurs to go after the big dream they have. Don’t be afraid, just step out in faith and see where it will take you.” Tabitha has a heart for community and promoting companies that do good in the world. Some of the apparel and bath and body lines she carries are philanthropic in nature, and most have a mission to better the world in their own way. For example, she now carries ABLE leather handbags and denim. Able is a lifestyle brand with the goal of ending generational poverty by providing economic opportunities for women in Ethiopia. The Moore location seeks to provide a sense of community for her clients and includes a farmhouse styled event space. That space is available for rental for public or private events and is perfect for bridal showers, birthday parties, and other gatherings. In addition to providing rental space, the Event Room allows them to host workshops for customers to make crafts, learn a new skill, or simply spend quality time with friends. Tabitha and her family at Reclaimed Warehouse are inspiring others to create while reaffirming the values of home, community, and making an impact on the world. If you haven’t yet discovered this hidden gem on the eastern side of Moore, maybe it’s time you stopped in for a visit.


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Moore Rotary Community Spotlight by timothy w. eaton

president of randall university, moore

Moore Public High Schools Students of the Year 2019 THREE HIGH SCHOOLS, ONE GOAL: Each school year students of the month are sponsored by the Moore Rotary Club. The students are chosen for their all-around performance in academics, school activities, community service, and leadership. In addition, many of the student have inspiring stories about the obstacles overcome and special talents being perfected, even while marching through a daunting schedule. Beginning in October and on through the school year the counselors send 6 students from each high school. Then the Moore Rotary Club has to choose one out of these incredible candidates. These are the three Students of the Year for 2019:

Moore High School – Meleyah Klepper: Meleyah has been working for the last two years and is now a trainer for new employees. She still makes time photography, yearbook, and the Jungle at MHS. Her plan is to go to OCCC for her basics, transfer to Oklahoma State, and eventually to become a doctor focusing on women’s health.

Westmoore High School – Olivia Williams: The Varsity Cheerleader Captain is also in the Spanish Club, on the Link Crew, and served on both the Junior and Senior Councils. Olivia has worked the last three years with Shining Starz (special needs cheer team), served at the Regional Food bank, Habitat for Humanity, and participated in the Cystic Fibrosis Walk. She has been a character counts recipient in Vype magazine and is a leader in her church youth group. Olivia plans on finishing a Biology major in college and becoming a dentist. Moore Rotary is proud to recognize the Student of the Month for each MPS high school and scholarship one student each year for Moore, Southmoore, and Westmoore High Schools. Join us noon Wednesdays at the Moore Chamber of Commerce or check out Facebook for Moore Rotary Club.

Southmoore High School – Kaori Tipton: Kaori is the master of a breakneck schedule that includes: volleyball, Family Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), peer mentor for freshmen on the Link Crew, volunteer at the Southern Oaks Library, and a Girl Scout. She is a Girl Scout Day Camp leader and helps FCCLA raise money for community impact projects. Kaori wants to be a Child Psychologist with her own practice.


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