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Legends in Their Own Minds

North Park Moore

Around the World and Back

Top Flight

The Best of Moore & South OKC Awards features not only your favorites from 52 categories, you're also going to meet the members of the Greatest Band That Never Was! It's a tale of rock-and-roll legends you won't believe.

A familiar Moore office park gets a $400K makeover in hopes of attracting a new level of clientele.

Former Sooner football star D.J. Wolfe has followed a fascinating path that has taken him to faraway places, but his heart has lead him home again.

Moore's Shala Robinson stepped into elite company during this basketball season. The Lady Lion's senior and her coach talk about her epic achievement.

From the Editor You’ve got to let the music move you and that’s exactly what we’ve done in the March issue of the Moore Monthly. We invite you to join us in a celebration of your favorite restaurants, businesses, and entertainment spots in the area with the announcement of the Best of Moore & South OKC awardwinners…and then stick around to enjoy the (probably not really true) story of “The Greatest Band That Never Was.” If you get a kick out of mockumentaries like “This is Spinal

Tap” or “Best in Show”, then you’ll love the story of “Nerve Damage.” We also celebrate the remarkable achievement of Moore High School senior Shala Robinson, who joined a very elite athletic club and give you a look inside a completely renovated business center that could serve as a launching pad for new business in Moore. Bring on Spring!

- Rob Morris Editor

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2017

Best of Moore & South OKC

It’s been another year of remarkable expansion and growth for the City of Moore. New businesses, restaurants, and services continue to open in the area, giving shoppers and diners all sorts of new choices. That growth is reflected in our annual Best of Moore & South OKC awards. We encourage you to support all of the winners and finalists in each of the categories. Keep it local and celebrate with us these restaurants, shops, businesses, and services that make our community a better place to live by providing residents with excellent service and products. These are YOUR winners!


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alists:

BEST GIFTS & VINTAGE SHOP

BEST EYE CARE Winner: Moore Eye Care Center Finalists: Eye Care Oklahoma Massengale Eye Care Dr. Jon Painter, OD Vision Source South OKC

BEST FITNESS Winner: Earlywine Park YMCA Finalists: DJ Wolfe Fit with Vic OrangeTheory Fitness The Station at Central Park

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Finalists: The General Store Gypsy’s Gone Junkin’ Moore Vintage Charm Warehouse Antique Mall

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BEST FUNERAL SERVICES Winner: Moore Funeral Home Finalists: John M. Ireland Funeral Home Resthaven Funeral Home Signature Cremation & Funeral Care Vondel Smith Funeral Home

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The Greatest Band By Chad Cobble Special Correspondent to the Moore Monthly

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that Never Was Editor’s Note: While the

1984. Splitt, on guitar, and Ireland,

“I was a preppie at the time,”

and in the end, the move led to

following story is certainly

a bass player, spent most of that

said Jake Shockley, “Totally into

the band deciding on its iconic

entertaining, we’ve been unable

first evening arguing over whether

the whole Izod and Swatch thing.

name. It happened during a

to verify to confirm the legitimacy

Wham or Flock of Seagulls was

Double-popped collar cool. But

practice session when Randall

of all of Mr. Rondale’s story. Still,

the better band. But while they

when I heard the totally tubular

was a bit overly enthusiastic

the Moore Monthly is a lifestyle

couldn’t come to terms with their

sound those guys were cranking

with the triangle. Tensions were

magazine with an emphasis on

favorite band, they decided on the

out, it was total glam metal time

running high because the group

entertainment, so we’re just going

spot to join forces in pursuit of a

for me, dude.”

was having trouble deciding on

to go with the flow. Are you not

musical dream.

The band added a drummer

a song list for an upcoming club

who quickly turned out to be a

performance and Randall started

said Splitt, “Most people thought

disaster. Fortunately, Dee Ann Gay

banging on the triangle.

spectacular time of change for

I was listening to my Walkman to

came to their rescue.

music. It was the dawn of the

get pumped up for matches, it was

MTV age, a time when music

more like the music was calling

with a mullet,” said Gay, “And talk

stupid piece of metal,” said Splitt.

fans could sit in the glow of their

my name.”

about bad. He was the worst.”

“It was driving us crazy!”

entertained? The decade of the 80’s was a

cable-enhanced rooms and watch

“I had this burning inside me,”

Ireland said, “I would wake up

“It’s amazing how much volume

“Their drummer was this dork

Frank could generate with that

Gay came on board to replace

Richard Yarber said, “I finally

their favorite bands cavort across

in the middle of the night with

him and shortly after, the most

yelled at Frank, ‘Stop banging that

the small screen in awkward

these amazing bass licks running

unusual member of the band

danged thing! You’re getting on

videos. Nobody cared that, in

through my mind, but I could

joined up. Gay’s cousin, Frank

my nerves!’”

retrospect, the videos were awful.

never quite remember all of them.

Randall, had been obsessed with

There was Skid Row, Cinderella,

Drove me nuts!”

the triangle since childhood and

that he’d read that noises like

when she mentioned the newly-

those being played by Randall had

Poison, Guns N’ Roses, and RATT

The band picked up steam

Ireland chimed in, claiming

cavorting around right in front

when Splitt heard teammate

formed band to him, he pulled out

been scientifically proven to give

of us.

Richard Yarber playing guitar on

the triangle and put his skills on

nearby listeners nerve damage.

It was this perfect musical

an unusually long wrestling road

display.

environment that gave birth to

trip. The two talked about music

“I kept it with me at all times,”

one of the greatest bands that

on the bus ride, and by the time

said Randall, “You know because

just went dead silent, and we all

never quite made it to the big

they made it back home, another

you never know when you’re

looked at each other.”

time. And wonder of all wonders,

member had been added to the

gonna be inspired to create

the doctor slapped this baby on

band.

music.”

“As soon as I said, ‘nerve damage,’” said Ireland, “The room

Nerve Damage was born, and the mad race to musical stardom

the cheeks right here in Moore,

“I hated Wham and Flock of

Oklahoma…and the cries of that

Seagulls,” said Yarber, “But Richie

response as wide-eyed

band still echo through the ages.

and John could play like nobody’s

amazement. Gay admits being

band struggled to find its

Welcome to the jungle and the

business and so I thought starting

wide-eyed but says amazement

musical identity. Nerve Damage

a band was a cool idea.”

wasn’t the exact emotion she felt.

performed primarily as a cover

“Frankly, it was a bit awkward,”

band for the first few months,

beginning of The Greatest Band That Never Was: Nerve Damage! The story of the band that

The band added a keyboard

Randall remembers Gay’s

was about to take off. During their first year, the

player when Jake Shockley

said Gay, “The idea of a triangle in

then took a disastrous turn for a

almost made it big began

just happened to be riding his

a rock band isn’t exactly one that

two-week stint as a Boy George

when wrestler Richie Splitt and

skateboard by Splitt’s house one

leaps to the front of the mind.”

tribute band. They quickly realized

classmate John Ireland met up

Saturday morning. Shockley was

But Randall persisted and

for an impromptu jam session at

going through a bit of a fashion

managed to convince the band

course. Fortunately, Shockley

Ireland’s house in the spring of

transition period at the time.

to add the triangle to the lineup,

found inspiration for the band’s

the need to chart their own

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The Greatest Band that Never Was signature sound while working at his part-time job at a local burger joint. “Ground and pound, baby,” said Shockley, “It was all about grinding and pounding the beef until it made a perfect burger, and that makes a perfect melody.” I knew right from the beginning That you would end up winnin' I knew right from the start You'd put a burger through my heart Ground and pound With beef we’ll find a way Just give it time Ground and pound What comes around goes around “Ground and Pound” helped Nerve Damage make the transition from cover band to full-on glam metal status. The band quickly picked up a following playing clubs and dances all over the Sooner State. The band’s first big break came when their growing popularity led to them being added to the line-up for one of the biggest benefit shows in the region, Manure Aid. The booking came as a result of hard work by their new manager, Dee O’Dell. “Everybody wanted to put on one of those ‘aid” concerts,” said O’Dell. “Live Aid, Farm Aid, Kool Aid. So all of these beef farmers convinced us to put together a show to benefit them.” Nerve Damage was chosen to open for Great White, one of the more popular hair bands at the time. The show was a tremendous success, and Great White lead singer Mark Kendall ended up spending a little time backstage with the members of Nerve Damage. “He was a really cool guy,” said Splitt. “He actually sat in and jammed with us after the show.” Yarber said, “We were all pretty surprised to learn that they knew

the lyrics to ‘Ground and Pound,' probably better than we did.” Stardom seemed like the next inevitable step in the life of Nerve Damage, but as happens with nearly all great ensembles, tension began to grow. The source of the trouble: Frank’s growing frustration at having no chances to showcase his beloved triangle. “The triangle is a not a back row instrument,” said Randall. “It deserves time in the spotlight.” Unfortunately for Frank, no one else in the band agreed with his high opinion of the triangle. “It really is a nice instrument,” said Shockley, “But it only plays one note, for crying out loud. What can you do with one note?” Randall disagreed, “It only takes one note to pierce someone’s heart if that note’s played at the right time.” Even Gay, who was Randall’s cousin, had a hard time accepting his demands for a more prominent role in the band. “I get it, I get it,” said Gay, “It’s a percussion instrument, and I can appreciate that. But let’s be honest here; my Chihuahua could play the triangle.” So, Randall left the group and formed his own band, Three Corners of Truth. His high hopes for musical success were dashed when every song TCOT wrote consisted of one note, the only note a triangle could play. Even as TCOT was falling apart, Nerve Damage was struggling to find a replacement for Randall. “We tried a cowbell player for a while,” said Ireland, “But he was crappy. The same with some guys who played wood blocks, maracas, and castanets. So finally Frank agreed to come back to Nerve Damage.”

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The band got back together in November of 1986. Splitt remembers them all sitting around the night before the Thanksgiving trying to come up with a new song. “We were watching some MTV and somebody started talking about their favorite Thanksgiving food,” said Splitt. “It didn’t take long for the focus to turn to gravy.” Ireland said, “My grandmother’s giblet gravy was the best.” As the band bantered about their favorite types of gravy, Shockley was hit with an inspiration. “I started thinking about this hot chick, pouring out a big bucket of gravy on me,” said Shockley. Splitt remembers the moment Shockley mentioned the image and the music and lyrics just came pouring out. “Pour some gravy on me,” said Splitt. “The song just wrote itself. Gravy’s like a bomb baby c'mon get it on Drippin’ over biscuits with a big hambone Runnin’ thick and hot, gimme everything you’ve got Gravy-pourin’ woman, can I be your man? (Your man) Pour some gravy on me Ooh in the name of love Pour some gravy on me C’mon soak it up Pour your gravy on me Ooh I can’t get enough I’m hot, sticky greased From my head to my feet, yeah! The melody was a winner for O’Dell, but as the band’s manager, he was having trouble with the lyrics. “Who wants to have gravy poured on ‘em,” said O’Dell, “What am I? A chicken-fried steak? A biscuit? Honey or cranberry sauce I can understand, but gravy?”

In spite of the O’Dell’s misgivings, the band stayed with the lyrics and performed the song for the first time at a show in Enid. As luck would have it, a hot-shot record company scout was in that audience. Yarber said, “This guy came over after our set and was just going crazy about ‘Pour Some Gravy on Me.’” The scout wanted to take a demo out to his bosses in Los Angeles and promised it was going to be an easy sell. The members of Nerve Damage felt like they were finally ready to hit the big-time. But their hopes were dashed less than six weeks later “I was driving down 19th Street listening to the radio when our song started playing,” said Splitt. “Only it wasn’t our lyrics. They’d been changed to ‘Pour some sugar on me.’” Realizing their song had been stolen, Splitt gathered the band members together to talk about a course of action. Yarber and Gay wanted to physically confront Def Leppard, but as the band talked about how they might do it, reality set in. Nerve Damage had been passed by, and their chance at stardom was gone. And so, after two years of chasing their musical dreams, the members of the band parted ways and faded into musical history as one of the greatest bands that never was.


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New Owners Breathe Life into North Moore Plaza

By Rob Morris

The new owners of North Moore Plaza, 1901 N. Moore Avenue, are revitalizing the familiar business center that has been worn down a bit by the years and recent devastating tornadoes. Real Estate Specialists, Inc of Moore, is investing around $400,000 to make the site a premier landing spot for a variety of businesses. C.J. See, the owner of See Companies, has been working with the site’s new owners for the past few years and believes they’ve found the perfect project. She’s teamed up with Judy Hatfield to make sure North Moore Plaza is a total success for the community. See is excited about the way the site is coming together. “We knew that the previous owner didn’t really have a lot of money invested in the property,” said See. “We also saw that recent storms and tornadoes had done a little damage to the building, particularly the roof.”

See says the building has a brand new roof, which is only the beginning of planned improvements. The owners have hired Simply Vogue Interiors out of Dallas, Texas, to give the interior a friendlier vibe. “The feel we’re going for here is a very warm, home, office/condo type of feel and it certainly has that,” said See. The addition of hardwood floors, brand-new wood blinds, and cam lights along with new walls and interior paint help augment that feel inside the building. There are also changes that make the exterior sparkle. “There’s new insulation and a new security system, new exterior lights, new landscaping, new light poles,” said See. “All the doors have been repaired and painted.” The upgrades to the building are impressive, but See says there’s

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another big bonus to having an office at North Moore Plaza: Plenty of parking space. “Let’s say you own a plumbing or heat-and-air company,” said See. “You have great advertisement just by parking your vans out there overnight, and you still have rooms for your clients to come and park close to the buildings.” North Moore Plaza has two tenants in place, Primerica Insurance and Financial Services and Workers Assistance Programs. See says the complex has about 29,000 square feet of space left to lease, with prices going for $14 per square foot. That price includes tenant improvements. “The owner will build to suit tenant needs,” said See. “So someone could come in and say, ‘I need four offices and a reception area’ or ‘I need a couple of offices and a break room, ” and we’ll be able to build to suit their needs.”

The public is invited to attend a “Ribbon Cutting” with the Moore Chamber of Commerce on March 8 at 11:00 a.m. The ceremony will be followed by a business luncheon catered by Earl’s BBQ of Moore at 11:30 a.m. If you’re interested in learning more about North Moore Plaza you can visit the company’s website at NorthMoorePlaza.com.


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Sketches of Moore

Banking on Moore

BY L.T. HADLEY Modern technology has changed the nature of businesses; some have become obsolete and others have streamlined their operations. America has become a nation of enterprise, imagination and technological advances; seeing what is needed and doing something about it. However, some things never change: dependability, service and integrity. One of Moore’s banks has continued operation in Moore for over 100 years, with a record of these traits that never changes. In 1846 a man named Brand left his native Germany for America. He fought in the Civil War, then settled in Missouri to raise his family. His son, Cleo, became interested in banking, organized a bank in Carnegie, Oklahoma, then eventually settled in Moore. In 1904, he interested prospective stockholders in founding the first bank in the Moore area. In addition to Brand, stockholders were Threadgill, Hughes, McCartney, Hall and Dr. Nail. Brand had 23 shares and the 5 others together had 27. A charter was issued and the bank opened April 11, 1904, with a capital of $5000. It operated from the first floor of Payne’s Dry Goods Store, just north of Main and Broadway with McCartney serving as the first president. There have been bank robberies as long as there have been banks. Moore had its share: at least three. The first happened at this first location. An eye-witness account was published that described two enterprising men who first stole a railroad handcar, parked it close to town, then crawled under the bank and cut a hole in the floor, all without being discovered. The robbers burst through the hole and demanded money just as two citizens came into the bank on business. These men attempted to stop the robbery until one of the bandits waved a gun in their faces. The robbers grabbed the sack of cash, backed out the door, ran to their handcar and pumped their way down the tracks, leaving the town and pursuers far behind Much of the money was later found, buried in the sand on a North Canadian river bank. In 1908, the bank moved to a new twostory brick building on the southwest corner of Main and Broadway. Another robbery occurred during these years. A masked man entered the bank, demanding money.

A citizen heard the commotion and rushed in with his gun. He saw the man in a back room and fired; the robber fell. When the mask was removed, it revealed that the robber was little more than a boy. The man who fired the gun always regretted his impetuous act. In 1915, property on the southeast corner of the intersection was purchased and a brick building constructed. This bank continues to operate from this location. Also in 1915, Brand sold his interest in the bank to J. Harrison Smith, forever referred to as “Banker Smith.” In 1922, the bank name changed from Bank of Moore to First National Bank of Moore. A new charter was issued as the bank came under the federal regulations. After 14 years, Smith sold his bank interest to George Eberle, who served as president of the bank for 27 years until his death in 1956. His son-in-law, Robert Holland, was president until 1970. Charles Gossett came to First National in 1961 as vice-president, then was elected president in 1970. The name was changed to First State Bank. As the town grew, the bank grew, along with other organizations. Over the years the configuration of banking and the kinds of services changed drastically. Other banks eventually were founded in Moore to meet the growing population needs. The bank interest was sold to Will Rogers Bank in 1994. The Intrust Bank Group had bought Will Rogers Bank in 1992, but it was not until 2001 that the name of the Moore Will Rogers Bank was changed to Intrust Bank. Bank of Moore, First National, First State, Will Rogers, Intrust—all were names of the bank that began in Moore in 1904 with assets of $5000. Along with other banking institutions, it has continued to serve the financial needs of Moore citizens. Note: This edition of Sketches of Moore was first published in a previous issue of Moore Monthly.

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Senior Living

Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth as You Age BY KATHLEEN WILSON, DIRECTOR OF AGING SERVICES INC.

Healthy teeth and gums are important to your good health. It can be hard to eat when you have problems with your teeth. There are a number of problems that can affect the health of your mouth but with good care you may be able to keep your teeth. Tooth Decay Teeth are covered in a hard outer coating called enamel. Every day, a thin film of bacteria called dental plaque builds up on your teeth. The bacteria in plaque produce acids that can harm the enamel. And acids can cause a hole in the enamel which is the beginning of a cavity. Brushing and flossing your teeth can protect you from decay but once a cavity forms, only a dentist can repair it. You can protect your teeth from decay by using fluoride toothpaste. You may be at a higher risk for tooth decay if you have dry mouth because of the medicines you take. In this case, you might need more fluoride. Your dentist or dental hygienist may give you a fluoride treatment or have you use a fluoride gel or mouth rinse. Gum Diseases Gum diseases begin when plaque builds up along and under the gum line. This

plaque causes infections that hurt the gum and bone that hold your teeth. Sometimes gum disease makes your gums tender and more likely to bleed. This problem is called gingivitis.

back and forth strokes • Take the time to brush carefully and gently along the gum line • Lightly brush your tongue to help keep your month clean

A more severe form of gum disease called periodontitis needs to be treated by a dentist. If not treated, this infection can ruin the bones and gums that support your teeth. This condition could cause you to lose your teeth.

Dry Mouth Dry mouth happens when you don’t have enough saliva to keep your mouth wet. Many medicines can cause dry mouth. And this condition can make it hard to eat, swallow, and even speak. It can also cause tooth decay and other infections. There are some things you can try that may help with dry mouth: • Sipping water or sugarless drinks • Avoid smoking, alcoholic beverages and caffeine • Sugarless hard candy or sugarless gum • Artificial saliva

These are steps you can take to prevent gum disease: • Brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste • Floss at least once a day • Visit your dentist regularly for a checkup and cleaning • Eat a well balanced diet • Quit smoking, smoking increases your risk for gum disease Cleaning Your Teeth and Gums Be sure that you follow the practices listed below: • Gently brush your teeth on all sides with a soft bristle brush • Never use a hard bristle brush as this can damage your gums • Use small circular motions and short

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Oral Cancer Cancer can grow in any part of the mouth or throat. It is more likely to happen to people over age 40. A dental checkup is the time for your dentist to look for signs of oral cancer. You can lower your risk in a few ways: • Do not use tobacco products • Only drink alcohol in moderation • Use lip balm with sunscreen

Finding Low Cost Dental Care Free clinics and programs provide services at no cost or reduced cost and are made possible by volunteer dental professionals and support staff. As you can well imagine, the demand for these services is great, but the supply of volunteers is limited. Patience and perseverance are keys to receiving care. The following organizations offer either free or sliding scale fees: • Variety Care in Norman – (405)-329-4574 • OU College of Dentistry in Oklahoma City – (405)-271-6326 • Rose State College Dental Hygiene Clinic in Midwest City – (405) 733-7336 • Good Shepherd Clinic in Oklahoma City – (405) 232-8631 • Variety Care North and South in Oklahoma City – (405) 632-6688 ext. 267


Senior Living

Alcohol Use and Abuse in Older Adults Kathleen Wilson, Director of Aging Services Inc.

The body handles alcohols differently as we age. Drinking habits may not change, but how the body reacts to the alcohol changes with age. Consuming too much alcohol over extended periods of time can: Lead to some kinds of cancer, liver damage, brain damage and immune system disorders. Cause forgetfulness and confusion which are sometimes mistaken as signs of Alzheimer's. Worsen osteoporosis, diabetes, high blood pressure and ulcers. Cause changes in heart and blood vessels that can dull pain that might be a warning sign of a heart attack. Many medications can be dangerous or even deadly when mixed with alcohol. Check all your medications and be certain it is not dangerous to mix with alcohol if you chose to have a drink. Here are a few examples of common medicines that may cause harmful side effects if mixed with alcohol: Aspirin and alcohol can increase your risk of stomach and intestinal bleeding.

Although everyone is different, the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, a part of the National Institutes of Health, recommends people over age 65 should have no more than seven drinks a week and no more than three drinks on any one day. Not everyone who drinks daily has a drinking problem. And not all problem drinkers have a drink every day. You may want to seek help if you or a loved one hides or lies about drinking, has more than seven drinks a week or more than three in any one day or if they get hurt or harm others due to drinking too much alcohol. If you need to stop drinking due to health problems or medications you need to take, there is help available to you. Start by talking to your doctor. Your doctor may be able to give you advice about treatment options. You can also contact the Norman Addiction Information Center. Their phone number is (405) 321-0022, or you can drop by their offices at 215 West Linn Street in Norman. They can help with information on AA and Al-Anon meetings. You can also contact the AA Hotline at (405) 524-1100 or the Al-Anon Hotline at (405) 767-9071. There are many things you can do to quit drinking or cut back on your drinking. You can: Keep track of the number of drinks you have each day. Try to scale back. Decide how many days a week you will have a drink. Plan some days that are alcohol-free and work to in-

crease the number of alcohol-free days each week. Pace yourself when you drink. Don't have more than one alcoholic drink in an hour. In place of alcohol, drink water, juice or soda. Make sure to eat when drinking. Alcohol will enter your system more slowly if you eat some food. Ask for support from your family and friends. Develop interests that don't involve alcohol. Avoid people, places and times of day that may trigger your drinking. Plan what you will do if you have an urge to drink. Learn to say "No, thanks" when offered an alcoholic drink. You may find that you need help from a trained professional counselor to get control of your drinking. You can contact the agencies listed below for professional counseling services: Norman Addiction Information Center – (405) 321-0022 Southeastern Oklahoma Family Services – (405) 321-1231 Inspirations/Norman Regional Moore – (405) 912-3495 Be aware of how your body changes as you age. Be alert to these changes and adjust how much alcohol you consume accordingly. Then you can continue to enjoy life to the fullest. If you can't get a handle on your drinking on your own, remember that help is available.

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These are not unique stories, but family and friends often overlook concerns about older people drinking. Drinking problems can be mistaken for other conditions like a difficulty with balance.

Alcohol combined with cold or allergy medicines can make you very sleepy. Alcohol used with large doses of acetaminophen may cause liver damage.

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Anyone of any age can develop a drinking problem. Some folks have always liked their liquor. This may prevent family members from seeing the negative effect alcohol consumption is having on them as they grow older. Others have been teetotalers all their lives until they start having a drink each night to help get to sleep after the loss of their spouse. Then they realize that they increasingly need a couple of drinks to get through each day.


Movie Guide - February 2017

Logan, opens March 3rd.

Kong: Skull Island, opens March 10th.

Beauty and the Beast, opens March 17th.

Power Rangers, Opens March 24th.

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Logan In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan's attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

Kong: Skull Island A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an uncharted island in the Pacific, unaware that they are crossing into the domain of monsters, including the mythic Kong.

Beauty and the Beast The highly-anticipated live action adaptation of the Disney fairy tale about a monstrouslooking prince and a young woman who fall in love.

Ghost in the Shell A cyborg policewoman attempts to bring down a nefarious computer hacker.

The Shack A grieving man receives a mysterious, personal invitation to meet with God at a place called "The Shack."

Raw When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her.

T2 Trainspotting A continuation of the Trainspotting saga reuniting the original characters. Before I Fall February 12 is just another day in Sam's charmed life until it turns out to be her last. Stuck reliving her last day over one inexplicable week, Sam untangles the mystery around her death and discovers everything she's in danger of losing.

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Free Fire Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival.

MARCH 24 Power Rangers A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Feature film version of the classic King Arthur story.

Editor’s Note: Each month our Movie Guide provides a listing of top films expected at the Moore Warren. Dates are subject to change.


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Calendar of Events & Performances ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Photo/Synthesis, Nancy Johnston Records Gallery. January 26 - April 2, 2017. An exhibition of photography by Will Wilson (U.S., Navajo; b. 1969) extends the body of portraiture of Native Americans in Oklahoma. The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Avenue, Norman, OK. The Cultivated Connoisseur: Works on Paper from the Creighton Gilbert Bequest, Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Photography Gallery. Creighton Eddy Gilbert (1924-2011) was a renowned art historian specializing in the Italian Renaissance and was one of the foremost authorities on Michelangelo. Gilbert collected broadly but focused on Old Master prints and drawings from the Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo periods. The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Avenue, Norman, OK. Eurides’ Medea, Thursday through Saturday, March 2 - 4, 7:30 p.m. “Hell hath no fury, like the wrath of a woman scorned.” Euripides’ Medea is a tale of jealousy and revenge, told from the point of view of a wife and mother, disrespected and discarded by her husband, replaced by a younger woman with political connections. Students $5, General Admission $10. Free admission with OCCC ID on Thursday, March 2. For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: http://tickets.occc.edu/ upcoming-events or call (405) 682-7576. Artrageous: Art & Music Gone Wild, Tuesday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. “Art, Music, Theater, Singing, Dancing, Audience Interaction… all on one stage. All done as a team of friends seeing the world and sharing a love of the Arts. Witness the creativity of an artist painting a masterpiece before your eyes in mere moments, combined with captivating vocals, intricate choreography and exciting music. For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: http://tickets.occc.edu/upcoming-events or call (405) 682-7576. 2017 OKC Financial Forum featuring Lou Holtz, Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 p.m. Lou Holtz Shares His Game Plan For Financial Success. This event features former football coach, ESPN commentator, and motivational speaker Lou Holtz. The evening includes a 30-minute session by industry leaders and money managers, providing insight on current economic conditions and an overview of the market environment. For more information on the event visit okc17.com. Your $25 registration fee and donations will go directly to The Children’s Hospital Volunteers. John Lithgow: Stories by Heart, Friday, March 31, 7:30 p.m. For one very special evening, OCCC is proud to present the extraordinary JOHN LITHGOW in his one-man theatrical memoir, STORIES BY HEART. Following his triumphant appearances at New York’s Lincoln Center and London’s National Theatre, the Tony® and Emmy® and Golden Globe® Award winning actor offers a touching and humorous reflection on storytelling as the tie that binds humanity. $75 VIP tickets include a copy of Mr. Lithgow's book and an invitation to a private reception immediately following the performance. For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: http://tickets. occc.edu/upcoming-events or call (405) 682-7576. Yellow Rose Theater is proud to present Top 40 Forever, March 24 - April 8. Vanknight Productions and the

Award Winning Yellow Rose Dinner Theater are proud to present our newest spring show! TOP 40’s FOREVER! Enjoy a little musical trip into history with this new show featuring the best in top 40’s hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Tap your feet to the beat and enjoy all the fun of some of America’s Greatest Music. Delivered first class by our Yellow Rose Theatre entertainers. Starring Joshua Vanover, Michael Cooper, James Morris, and many more. This will be the show your telling your friends about! Every tickets includes a 5 star Dinner, pre-show and our main show. One night, one stop, memories for a life time! Tickets include dinner and show. Call 793-7779. CHURCH & SPIRITUAL CONNECTION 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). Soul Food Community Dinner, Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. Food, fun, fellowship and friends. See menu at www.moorechurch.com. Join the Singles of FBC Moore for "Friday Night Live for HIM" Friday, March 17th. There's a dinner for a small charge at 6:30 p.m in the Atrium, followed by a wonderful time of praise & worship and a message from David Edwards. Fellowship and table games to follow until 10:00 p.m. Please call 793-2624 for more information or e-mail at marji.robison@firstmoore.com. First Baptist is located at 301 NE 27th St, just off I-35 South in Moore.

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. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Celebrate 5 years of innovation with the SOKC Library! Wednesday at the Southwest OKC Library, 2201 SW 134th St. 4:30 p.m to 6:00 p.m. We are turning 5 years old and would like to invite the public for pizza, cupcakes, crafts, games, celebration, and more! This is a come-and-go event, but join us at 5:00 to sing happy birthday. Tours of the library and the PLS MakerMobile will be offered throughout the event. Free Admission. Moore Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Palooza, Thursday, March 2, at 11:00 a.m. at the Moore Chamber of Commerce, 305 W. Main. Moore Public Schools Foundation Second Annual Soireé, Saturday, March 4, 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at 11:00 a.m. at the Westminster Event Center, 10601 S. Western. The Soiree' is a 20's themed celebration benefiting the Moore Public Schools Foundation. Funds raised help the Foundation fund teacher grants and enhance security and the educational environment in the Moore Public School District. The thrilling event features a Buffet-Styled Dinner by The Stuffed Olive, Luxury Raffle Items, Casino Tables, Silent Auction, Cash Bar, and Live Entertainment by "Souled Out”. Individual tickets are $100. Teachers and administrative staff of Moore Public Schools may purchase tickets for them and a guest for $50. Sponsorships are available. For more information contact Philip Wong at pwong@rbt.com or (405) 620-4075.

CITY MEETINGS AND EVENTS • City Council Meetings, Monday, March 6 and 20 at 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broad-way, Moore. • Parks Board Meeting, Tuesday, March 7, 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. • Board of Adjustment Meeting, Tuesday, March 14, 5:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. • Planning Commission Meeting, Tuesday, March 14, 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. • Moore Economic Development Authority Meeting, Monday, March 20, 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. COMMUNITY CONNECTION Adopt-A-Pet, Moore Animal Shelter, S. I-35 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. Call 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.

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South OKC Chamber of Commerce Seriously Fun Networking: St. Paddy’s Poker Run Event. Thursday, March 7 and 16, 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Victoria’s Pasta Shop, 3000 SW 104th St. Join the Seriously Fun Networking Group where we mix some fun in with our work! We meet twice a month. In addition to the round of self-introductions, we continue with our special event to go out and visit stops to meet other Chamber members and collect a playing card for the St Paddy's Poker Run. (This event is open to any Chamber member). The event will continue from February 16 until March 13. Then, participants with the winning poker hands will pick out prizes on our regular session on Thursday, March 16. For more information contact Event Coordinator and Co-Chair: Linda Richardson, HMI promos - Tel. 405473-8008 Co-Chair: Karen Proctor, Village on the Park, 1515 Kingsridge Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73170 - Tel. 405-692-8700 National Pancake Day, Tuesday, March 7, at 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m at IHOP, 2501 S. I-35 Service Road. Join the Kiwanis of South OKC at the Moore IHOP in support of the Children''s Miracle Network. All donations will stay with the children of Oklahoma. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Instant Connections, Wednesday, March 8, 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Autumn Leaves of SW Oklahoma City, 2232 SW 104th St. This one-hour networking event will allow attendees to share information about their respective businesses. Attendees are allowed two minutes at each table to

share information and then move to a new audience and repeat the process. Session is free; but a $10 no-show fee applies to any cancellations after March 6, 2017. Instant Connections is limited to the first 30 responders and is a members-only event. Contact Information: (405) 634-1436 or info@southokc.com South OKC Chamber of Commerce Dream Team Networking Group, Wednesday, March 8, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Bill’s Steakhouse and Saloon, 1013 SW 89th St. Join us for a dutch lunch and some networking! After a round of self-introductions, there will be a member spotlight! Matthew Mann, CPA will give us highlights of the changes in the tax laws especially as they impact businesses. Contact Information: Linda Richardson, HMI promos, at (405) 473-8008. Moore Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours, Thurday, March 9, at 8:00 a.m. at Chick-fil-A, 2001 S. Telephone Road. Visit http://www.moorechamber.com/ for more information. Blush and Brush, Thurday, March 9, 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m at Be Wild for Art, 480 24th Ave NW, #142, Norman. A wine and painting event benefiting Full Circle Adult Day Center. $40 per person includes supplies, hor d''oeuvres and wine. Purchase tickets at blushandbrush2017.eventbrite.com or contact trish@fullcircleok.org for info. Moore Chamber of Commerce Networking Lunch, Tuesday, March 14, at 11:45 a.m. at the Moore Chamber of Commerce, 305 W. Main. Cost is $10. Visit http://www. moorechamber.com/ to register. Moore Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast, Thursday, March 23 at 8:00 a.m. at the Moore Chamber of Commerce, 305 W. Main. Cost is $8. Visit http://www. moorechamber.com/ to register. Moore Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Thursday, March 30, at 5:00 p.m. at Physical Therapy Central of Moore, 620 S. Santa Fe, Ste A. Visit moorechamber.com/ for more information. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Business as Unusual, Tuesday, March 28, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the OG&E Reception Room, 701 SW 74th St. Change Management Presentation, Business As UnUsual: Change Essentials for Leaders, is loaded with no-nonsense, concise, practical instructions for dealing with hard business issues. This guidance comes from the front lines, not from an ivory tower, and focuses on people side of change. Presenting Sponsor: Moore Norman Technology Center. Contact Information: (405) 634-1436. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Fourth Friday Tasting by Nosh at Catering Creations Restaurant, Friday, March 24, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The end of the month will never be the same. Introducing 4th Fridays Tastings, hosted by Nosh. For just $8 ($6 in advance), you get samplings of appetizers and take and bakes, live music and an electric atmosphere. Pre-order your tickets with the cashier. Contact Cathy Hanselman for more information.


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FITNESS AND DANCE CLASSES

United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St.

• 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) 7932600 for more information. • Evening Bootcamp is available at First Moore Baptist Church every Tuesday and Thurs-day at 6:00 p.m. Ages 13 and up. The class is $2. Call (405) 793-2600 for info.

Girl Scouts Meetings, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St.

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Judo, classes held Monday – Sunday at 117 Skylane Drive in Norman for ages 7 and up. A non-profit 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 email fiftyonefif-tybjj@yahoo.com.

YMCA Before and After School Care, Moore Community Center. Call (405) 378-0420 for participating schools and more information.

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 793-2600 for more information. Morning Fitness, First Moore Baptist Church, every Monday at 9:00 a.m. Ages 40 and up pre-ferred. The class is $2. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Christian Life Center Zumba, Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at the Christian Life Center located at 201 W. Main St. $3/class. KIDS’ CORNER Agape: First United Methodist Church Moore, Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m., 201 W. Main. Homework and Hangout for Youth (7th–12th grade). Community Dinner at 5:30 p.m. (cost is $1 for dinner), Family Activities & Church School at 6:00 p.m. Menu: www.moorechurch.com. 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@fbcmoore.org to learn more about enrolling your child or to volunteer. Boy Scouts Meetings, Mondays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. Children’s Chimes, Moore First United Methodist Church, Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., 201 W. Main St., children 4th – 6th grade will learn to read music. Cub Scouts Meetings, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First

LEAP (Learning Enrichment Arts Program), Moore First United Methodist Church, Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., 201 W. Main St. Open to kindergarten – 6th grade. Choir, life skills games, snacks and help with homework.

MUSIC/ARTS 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. RECOVERY AND SUPPORT GROUPS Celebrate Recovery: • Faith Crossing Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery, Mondays, 13701 S. Pennsylva-nia, Oklahoma City. • First Moore Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery, Thursday nights, 6:30 p.m., First Moore Baptist Church, 301 NE 27th Street. Call 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 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) 326-5554, or ladylyn1941@gmail.com 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. SENIOR CONNECTION AARP, the fourth Tuesday of every month, 6:00 p.m., Brand Senior Center, 501 East Main Street, Moore.

Programs are on subjects of interest to persons 50 years and over. Potluck dinner follows. Mary: 826-2315. 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.

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@gmail.com Women: Moms Club of Moore, the second Thursday of the month, Westmoore Community Church. Go to www. momsclubsofmoore.com for more information. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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 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 relayforlife.org/mooreok or contact Mel Rogers at (405) 841-5817 or mel.rogers@cancer.org. Blue Star Mothers of America. Moore City Hall is a donation drop-off for items for our service members overseas. For needs, see bsmok6.org or go to City Hall. Help Deliver Meals to Moore homebound residents. Volunteer drivers needed. Call Darlene Carrell, 793-9069, Brand Center.

SERVICE, CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS 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 Old Town Association, the fourth Tuesday of every month, First United Methodist Church. For more info, contact Janie Milum at cjmilum@sbcglobal.net. Moore Rotary Club, Wednesdays at Moore Chamber of Commerce. Moore Rotary Club is a civic organization dedicated to contributing and volunteering. 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-bydoing program. 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 831-4405 or go to vfwpost8706.org for information.

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. The Moore Food Resource Center is located at 2635 N. Shields. For more info contact Alex Strout at astrout@regionalfoodbank.org or 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. For more info, contact Mr. Nathan Johnson, Regional Director for OK 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 servemoore. com/help 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 www.servemoore.com or call (405) 735-3060. To keep up with the events and opportunities that are being added throughout the month, log on to mooremonthly.com 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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Country Music House

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MCOA Board Meeting

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Exercise: Mon, Wed, & Fri 10:15 Line Dancing Lessons: Wed 12:15 Wood Carving Thurs 9:00-11:00, Dominos, Card games, Jig-Saw puzzles, Pool, Quilting, & Volunteer work to assist the homebound or work is available at the Brand Center Moore Council On Aging Bus Service: 799-3130 Seniors may have transportation anywhere in the city of Moore for errands or appointments 8am to 3pm, Monday through Friday. Moore Senior Citizen Nutrition Site Brand Center 501 E. Main Reservations for meals: 793-9069 Donation for a meal for seniors 60& above: $2.25 Required cost for guests under 60: $5.00

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Coloring books have never really gone out of style with kids, but these days adults are getting back into the “stay between the lines” action! This month’s coloring book page is just begging for some color and we’d like for YOU to breath some life into it with your own artistic vision. And here’s the best part about it: If you create your own “Moore Monthly Coloring Book Page Masterpiece” you can submit it to us and you’ll have a chance to win a $10 gift card to the Warren!

Here's how to play: 1. Grab your favorite set of crayons, pens, pencils, brushes, or whatever! 2. Color the coloring book page of the March Moore Monthly magazine in your own unique fashion. 3. Take a photo of your work and email it to us at: rob@mooremonthly.com no later than March 31, 2017. Make sure you tell us your age!

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AUDITIONS SummerStage Presents Willy Wonka

Entering 3rd-7th grade Camp Dates: May 30 - June 23, M-F, 1-5 p.m. Performance Dates: June 21-25

Young Producers Presents Oklahoma!

Entering 8th grade through 2017 Senior class Camp Dates: July 10- August 4, M-F, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Performance Dates August 3-6

Audition Dates: April 7-10

Vocal Audition Times for both camps: Fri., April 7, 4-7 p.m. & Sat., April 8, 10 a.m.-noon & 1-5 p.m. SUMMERSTAGE callbacks: Sun., April 9, 2 p.m. YOUNG PRODUCERS callbacks: Mon., April 10, 6 p.m.

Camp Tuition: $475 + $10 enrollment fee Additional details about the audition are posted on the AUDITION page of the Sooner Theatre web site. Participants are asked to read all online details prior to auditioning.

Please call 405.321.9600 to reserve your audition time.

A $100 deposit is required at time of audition to hold spot in camp, should you be cast. This deposit can be applied toward other camps or will be returned to you should you not be cast in the production camp. Info on non-audition summer camps will be posted on our website March 15, 2017.

One week, two week and three week half-day non-audition camps are available for students entering grades Pre-K-6th. Check www.soonertheatre.com for complete camp listings, beginning March 15, 2017. Enrollment begins April 3, 2017. For additional information: The Sooner Theatre • 101 E. Main St. • Norman (405) 321-9600 • www.soonertheatre.com The Studio of The Sooner Theatre • 110 E Main St. • Norman

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Activities at The Station SPRING BREAK CAMPS SPRING BREAK ART CAMP: Create colorful paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and more. Take home what you make! WHEN: March 13th - March 17th • TIME: 9 A.M. - 12 P.M. • WHERE: Recreation Center • AGES: 6-12 • REGISTRATION: February 1st - March 10th • FEE: $95 w/T-shirt SPRING BREAK GIZMO’S, GADGETS, & THANG’S CAMP PRESENTS: MEDIEVAL TIMES: You will not only get to build catapults and castles but get to make and dress up in Medieval attire. For more info, call (405) 793-5090. WHEN: Mar. 13th - Mar. 17th • TIME: 9 A.M. - 12 P.M. WHERE: Recreation Center • AGES: 7-14 • REGISTRATION: February 1st - March 10th (Online) • FEE: $95 w/T-shirt EXTREME ANIMALS CAMP SPRING BREAK: Get up close and personal with endangered species, creepy crawlies and more! You will also learn about different habitats and create different types of arts and crafts that relate to those species and their habitats. WHEN: Mar. 13th - Mar. 17th • TIME: 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. • WHERE: Recreation Center • AGES: 6-12 • REGISTRATION: Feb. 1st - March 10th • FEE: $125 w/T-shirt BASKETBALL CAMP: For any young athlete who is looking to improve his or her skills, work hard, make new friends and have fun. Learn offensive and defensive skills & game like scenarios. • WHEN: March 13th - March 15th • TIME: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. • WHERE: Recreation Center AGES: 7-14 REGISTRATION: February 1st - March 10th • FEE: $60 w/T-shirt • INSTRUCTOR: Scott Hodges FOOTBALL CAMP: WHEN: March 13th-14th -Skill Positions Camp • March 15th-16th -Lineman Camp • TIME: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. • WHERE: Buck Thomas Park- South Front Field • AGES: 5-14 • REGISTRATION: February 1st Mar. 10th • FEE: $75 w/T-shirt • INSTR.: Lorenzo Williams

YOUTH SPORT CLASSES BASKETBALL & ME: Introduce yourself and your Toddler to the great game of Basketball. All 8 classes included in each Session. Price includes 1 parent and 1 child to participate. WHEN: May 6th - June 24th Sat. Mornings (8 Classes) July 1st - August 19th Saturday Mornings (8 Classes) • TIME: 9 A.M. - 10 A.M. & 10 A.M. - 11 A.M. • WHERE: Recreation Center Gym • AGES: 2-4 year olds • REGISTRATION: March 1st-May 5th for May and June Classes• May 1st-June 30th for July & August Classes • COST: $85 per session includes parent and child JR. CHEER SQUAD: Join us for this fun and engaging class that will introduce your child into the sport of cheerleading. 8 week class. • WHEN: May 6th - June 24th Sat. Mornings (8 Classes) • July 1st - Aug. 19th Sat.Mornings (8 Classes) • TIME: 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. • WHERE: Recreation Center Gym • AGES: 4-8 year olds • REGISTRATION: March 1st - May 5th for May and June Classes • May 1st - June 30th for July & August Classes • COST: $85 per session includes parent and child

YOUTH DANCE CLASSES COMBO DANCE CLASS: Combine Ballet, Tap, and Jazz throughout the class. High energy and fun. All Classes will have a Recital (dates TBD). • WHEN: May 3rd - May 24th Wednesday Nights (4 Classes) • June 7th - June 28th Wednesday Nights (4 Classes) • July 5th - July 26th Wednesday Nights (4 Classes) • August 2nd - August 23rd

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Wednesday Nights (4 Classes) • TIME: 6:30 P.M - 7:15 P.M. • WHERE: Recreation Center Activity Room • AGES: 4-8 year olds • REGISTRATION: March 1st - May 2nd For May Classes • April 1st - June 6th For June Classes • May 1st July 4th For July Classes • June 1st - August 1st For August Classes •FEE: $45 per session •INSTRUCTOR: Amy Shipman HIP HOP/JAZZ DANCE CLASS: Music the kids will recognize to learn dances and choreography with different elements. Age appropriate music. All Classes will have a Recital (dates TBD). • WHEN: May 4th - May 25th Thursday Nights (4 Classes) • June 8th - June 29th Thursday Nights (4 Classes) • July 6th - July 27th Thursday Nights (4 Classes) • August 3rd - August 24th Thursday Nights (4 Classes) • TIME: 5:30 P.M - 6:15 P.M. • WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room • AGES: 4-8 year olds • REGISTRATION: Mar. 1st - May 2nd For May Classes • Apr. 1st - June 6th For June Classes • May 1st - July 4th For July Classes • June 1st - Aug. 1st For Aug. Classes • FEE: $45 per session BABY BALLET: Without mom and dad, the child gets to learn the basics of Ballet through music, movement, and balance. Fun, positive, and appropriate for the little ones. All Classes will have a Recital (dates TBD). • WHEN: May 4th - May 25th Thursday Nights (4 Classes) • June 8th - June 29th Thursday Nights (4 Classes) • July 6th - July 27th Thursday Nights (4 Classes) • August 3rd - August 24th Thursday Nights (4 Classes) • TIME: 5:30 P.M. - 6:15 P.M. • WHERE: Recreation Center Activity Room • AGES: 18 months - 3 year olds • REGISTRATION: March 1st - May 2nd For May Classes • April 1st - June 6th For June Classes • May 1st - July 4th For July Classes • June 1st - Aug. 1st For Aug. Classes • FEE: $45 per session TODDLER DANCE CLASS: Basics of Dance. All Classes will have a Recital (dates TBD). • WHEN: May 3rd - May 24th Wednesday Nights (4 Classes) • June 7th - June 28th Wednesday Nights (4 Classes) • July 5th - July 26th Wednesday Nights (4 Classes) • August 2nd - August 23rd Wednesday Nights (4 Classes) • TIME: 5:30 P.M - 6:15 P.M. • WHERE: Recreation Center Activity Room • AGES: 3-5 year olds • REGISTRATION: March 1st - May 2nd For May • Classes April 1st - June 6th For June Classes • May 1st July 4th For July Classes • June 1st - August 1st For August Classes • FEE: $45 per session • INSTR.: Amy Shipman

YOUTH ART CLASSES BEADS & STRINGS: Make, mold and build different art using beads and string. • WHEN: April 3rd - April 25th Monday & Tuesday Nights (8 Classes)• September 5th - 26th 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 • REGISTRATION: January 15th - April 2nd • FEE: $55 • INSTRUCTOR: Tara Kerby YOUTH CLAY WORKS & CRAFTS: Make, mold & build different art using clay as your base. • WHEN: October 2nd-October 24th Monday & 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: Recreation Center Activity Room • AGES: 3-5 and 6-12 year olds • REGISTRATION: July 1st - Oct. 1st • FEE: $55 • INSTRUCTOR: Tara Kerby YOUTH ARTS & CRAFTS: Kids use their imagination in a variety of different ways, making a variety of projects they get to take home. • WHEN: March 6th - March 28th Mon. and Tues. Nights (8 Classes) • August 7th - August 29th 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: Recreation Center Activity Room • AGES: 3-5 and 6-12 year olds • REGISTRATION: Jan. 15th - Mar. 5th For March Classes • May 1st - August 6th For August Classes • FEE: $55 per Session • INSTRUCTOR: Tara Kerby

ALL ABOARD KIDS CLUB: ARTS-CRAFTS-BOARD GAMES: Designed especially for Kids 7-12 years of age. Depending on the day, kids can play various sports and games in the gym ranging from basketball, soccer, dodgeball and much more. Also arts, crafts and playing board games. This Club is open to Pass holders and Non-Pass holders. SPRING BREAK: Dates: March 13th - 17th (M-F) • Time: 9 A.M.-4 P.M. • SUMMER BREAK: Dates: May 26th - Aug. 18th (M-F) • Time: 9 A.M.-4 P.M. • FALL BREAK: Dates: Oct. 19th - 20th (TH-F) • Time: 9 A.M.- 4 P.M. • When: January 1st - Dec. 31st • Time: Varies by day • Mon. 4:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M. - Board Game Fun • Tuesdays 4:00 P.M.8:00 P.M. - Youth Gym Activities • Thursday 4:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M. - Arts and Crafts • Saturdays 11:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. - Youth Gym Activities • Where: Recreation Center • Ages 7-12: Free for Pass Holders & Day Pass Holders • Instructor: Staff • THANKSGIVING BREAK: Dates: Nov. 20th - 24th (M-F) • Time: 9 A.M.-4 P.M.• WINTER BREAK: Dates: Dec. 21st - Jan. 2nd (M-F) • Time: 9 A.M.- 4 P.M. SPECIAL INTEREST CLASSES MARTIAL ARTS: Try our Martial Arts Class for the basics on self defense, karate, judo or better physical health. • WHEN: Mar. 7th - Mar. 28th, Tuesday Nights (4 Classes) • Apr. 4th - Apr. 25th, Tuesday Nights (4 Classes) • May 2nd - May 24th, Tuesday Nights (4 Classes) • June 6th - June 28th, Tuesday Nights (4 Classes) • TIME: 7 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. • WHERE: Recreation Center Activity Room • AGES: Youth & Adults 5+ • REGISTRATION: January 15th - March 6th For March Classes • February 1st - April 3rd For April Classes • March 1st - May 1st For May Classes • April 1st - June 5th For June Classes • FEE: $55 GUITAR LESSONS: Learn how to count music, read music, and even play some songs in this class. It is recommended to bring a guitar; not a requirement. • WHEN: March 5th - April 20th • July 6th - August 24th • TIME: 7:30 P.M. - 8:45 P.M. • WHERE: Recreation Center Activity Room • AGES: 12+ • REGISTRATION: January 15th - March 4th • March 1st - July 5th • FEE: $65 per session GRILL MASTER 101: In this class you will learn how to prepare and grill your favorite meats. All food/supplies are included in the price. • WHEN: June 6th - June 27th, Tuesday Nights (4 Classes) • July 11th - August 1st, Tuesday Nights (4 Classes) • August 8th - August 29th, Tuesday Nights (4 Classes) • TIME: 6:30 P.M. - 7:45 P.M. • WHERE: The Station Catering Kitchen • AGES: 15+ • REGISTRATION: March 1st - June 5th for June Classes • March 1st - July 10th for July Classes • March 1st - August 7th for August Classes • FEE: $65 per session PERSONAL TRAINING: The goal of our personal trainers is to help you identify your goals and achieve them by creating a personalized fitness plan. • SMALL GROUP SESSIONS: Work out with a partner (2 or more participants required at registration) • $40 per 1 hour session • $50 per 1 hour session • $250 for 5 sessions • $450 for 10 sessions • For more information visit the front desk to schedule your Personal Training session today!


PARENTS NIGHT OUT: WHEN: March 3rd, April 7th, and May 5th • TIME: 6:00 P.M - 10:00 P.M. • WHERE: Recreation Center Activity Room & Child Watch Room • AGES: 3 Years-11 Years Old • REGISTRATION: August 1st through the first day before Parent’s Night Out. • FEE: $15 per child • CLASS INSTRUCTOR: The Station Staff • CLASS MAXIMUM: 10 children (3 years-6 Years) • 20 children (7 years-11 Years) Schedule of Events (Schedule Subject to Change •Ages 3-6 • 6:00 P.M.-7:30 P.M. - Child Watch Room • 7:30 P.M.-8:00 P.M. - Activity Room-Dinner • 8:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M. - Child Watch Room/Movie ...Ages 7-11 • 6:00 P.M.-7:30 P.M. - Activity Room- Board Games/Art • 7:30 P.M.-8:00 P.M. - Activity Room-Dinner • 8:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M. - Gym- Sports Games • 9 P.M.-10 P.M. Activity Room- Educational Activity/Movie

FAMILY FUN EVENTS PING PONG MANIA: Have fun or comepete (there will be a tutorial on how to play) • WHEN: May 25th, June 22nd, Sept. 21st, Oct. 26th • TIME: 7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. • WHERE: The Station Recreation Center • AGES: Anyone - Kids 6 & Under accompanied by an adult. • REGISTRATION: No Registration free to come • COST: Free FAMILY GAME NIGHT: All ages. Variety of different games. • WHEN: March 23rd, April 27th, July 27th, August 24th • TIME: 7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. • WHERE: Recreation Center Activity Room • AGES: Children 6 & Under must be accompanied by an Adult. • COST: Free • REGISTRATION: No Registration free • INSTRUCTOR: The Station Staff

EDUCATION CLASSES SPANISH 4 ADULTS: For beginners. Basics of understanding and real worldm Spanish. • WHEN: May 1st - June 26th Every Monday Night (8 Classes) • No Classes May 29th (Memorial Day) • September 6th - October 25th Every Wednesday (8 Classes) • TIME: 6:15 P.M. - 7:15 P.M. • WHERE: Recreation Center Activity Room • AGES: 6-13 year olds • REGISTRATION: March 1st - April 30th • July 1st - September 5th • COST: $65 per session • INSTRUCTOR: Rocie Petchprom SPANISH 4 KIDS: Children will learn basic Spanish speaking skills. • WHEN: May 1st - June 27th Every Monday & Tuesday (16 Classes) • No Classes May 29th & 30th(Memorial Day) •September 6th - October 26th 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: March 1st - April 30th • July 1st - September 5th • COST: $85 per session • INSTRUCTOR: Rocie Petchprom SIGN LANGUAGE: Learn the basics of how to use and interpret sign language. • WHEN: July 11th - August 29th Tuesday Evenings (8 Classes) • TIME: 6:45 P.M. - 7:45 P.M. • WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room • AGES: 12+ year olds • COST: $65 per session • REGISTRATION: April 1st - July 10th • INSTRUCTOR: Torie Sangie

DOG TRAINING CLASSES PUPPY CLASS: Please bring something that you know your dog already likes. There should be one dog per handler, but the whole family can come train. Every dog in the same family paying for class needs to have their own handler. • WHEN: March 18th - April 15th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) • May 13th - June 17th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) • July 15th - August 19th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) • September 9th - October 14th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) • TIME: 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. • WHERE: Buck Thomas Dog Park • AGES: Dogs up to 4 months old. Puppies must have had 2nd round of puppy vaccination shots (Distemper/Parvo, DHLPP). Copy of shot records must be brought to the Station and turned into the Front Desk

before 1st class. • REGISTRATION: January 15th - March 17th for March & April Classes • February 1st - May 12th for May & June Classes • March 1st - July 14th for July & August Classes • April 1st - September 8th for September & October Classes • FEE: $95 per session BASIC MANNERS CLASS: Please bring something that you know your dog already likes. There should be one dog per handler, but the whole family can come train. Every dog in the same family paying for class needs to have their own handler. • WHEN: March 18th - April 15th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) • May 13th - June 17th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) • July 15th - August 19th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) • September 9th - October 14th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) • TIME: 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. • WHERE: Buck Thomas Dog Park • AGES: Dogs 4 months old and older. ...Vaccinations: We do require that your dog is current on Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella. Copy of shot records must be brought to the Station and turned into the Front Desk before 1st class. • REGISTRATION: January 15th - March 17th for March & April Classes • February 1st - May 12th for May & June Classes • March 1st - July 14th for July & August Classes • April 1st - September 8th for September & October Classes • FEE: $95 per session

ADULT SPORTS SPRING LEAGUES ADULT CO-ED SAND VOLLEYBALL: SIGN-UPS: April 6th - April 27th Coaches Meeting: May 4th, 6PM • GAMES: Monday nights starting May 8th League runs 6 weeks + Tournament • COST: $150 per team • FOR: Men and Women 16 Years and older • WHERE: Buck Thomas Park • Register online - Coach registers team Must Have 2 Men & 2 Woman playing at all times

ADULT DANCE CLASSES LINE DANCING: Learn how to do a variation of multiple line dances. Class varies each time. • WHEN: July 5th - August 23rd • TIME: 7:30 P.M. - 8:45 P.M. • WHERE: Recreation Center • AGES: Adults 18+ • REGISTRATION: April 1st - July 4th • FEE: $55 per session or $8 per class • INSTRUCTOR: Claudia Clark ADULT SWING DANCING: Variations of Swing Dancing. • WHEN: Mar. 1st - April 19th Wed. Nights (8 Classes) • May 3rd - June 21st Wed. Nights ( 8 Classes) • Sep. 6th - October 25th Wed. Nights (8 Classes) • TIME: 7:30 P.M - 9:00 P.M. • WHERE: Recreation Center Activity Room • AGES: Adults 15+ • REGISTRATION: Jan.15th - February 28th For March & Apr. Classes • March 1st - May 2nd For May & June Classes • July 1st - September 5th For Sep. & Oct. Classes • FEE: $55 per session or $8 per class • INSTRUCTOR: Bob Gates

15+ • REGISTRATION: January 15th - March 6th For March Classes • Mar. 1st - June 5th For June Classes • June 1st - Sep. 11th For Sep. Classes • FEE: $55 per Session For Mar. and June Classes $45 per Session For Sep. Classes • INSTR.: Will Wilson ADULT DRAWING CLASS: Use several drawing media and various techniques in this class. All supplies included. Class taught by a certified art instructor. • WHEN: April 3rd - April 24th Monday Nights (4 Classes) • July 10th - July 31st Monday Nights (4 Classes) • TIME: 6:45 P.M - 8:15 P.M. • WHERE: Recreation Center Activity Room • AGES: 15+ • REGISTRATION: Jan. 15th - April 2nd For April Classes • April 1st - July 9th For June Classes • FEE: $55 per session for March and June Classes • INSTR.: Donna Barnard

ADULT JEWELRY CLASS: All types of jewelry. • WHEN: May 1st - May 22nd Mon. Nights (4 Classes) • TIME: 7:30 P.M. - 8:45 P.M.• WHERE: Recreation Center Activity Room • AGES: 15+ • REGISTRATION: Mar. 1st - April 30th • FEE: $55 per session • INSTRUCTOR: Tara Thompson CARTOON ART 4 ADULTS: Learn new and exciting techniques. • WHEN: August 7th - August 28th Monday Nights (4 Classes) • TIME: 6:45 P.M. - 8:15 P.M. • WHERE: Recreation Center Activity Room • AGES: 15+ • REGISTRATION: May 1st - August 6th • FEE: $55 per session • INSTRUCTOR: Tara Thompson

SPRING ADULT TOURNAMENTS ADULT SINGLES TENNIS TOURNAMENT: SIGNUPS: March 31st – May 20th• PLAYERS MEETING: May 23rd, 7:00 PM • MEN’S TOURNAMENT: May 31st and June 7th • WOMEN’S TOURNAMENT: June 2nd and June 9th • Tournament only-Double Elimination Format, 2 Matches Guarantee, Best of 3 sets • COST: $15 per person • WHERE: Buck Thomas Park • Registration online • PLAYER MINIMUM: 4 for Men’s Division, 16 for Women’s Division • PLAYER MAXIMUM: 4 for Men’s Division, 16 for Women’s Division ADULT DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT: SIGN-UPS: March 31st – May 20th • PLAYERS MEETING: May 23rd, 6:00 PM • COST: $40 per team • WHERE: Recreation Center • Registration online – Coach registers team • TEAM MAXIMUM: 24 • DIVISIONS: Co-Ed • 5 ON 5 FORMAT: Co-Ed must have 2 women on court to start game.

ADULT ART CLASSES ADULT MORNING PAINTING & DRAWING CLASS: All supplies included. Class taught by a certified art instructor. • WHEN: April 10th - May 15th Mon. Mornings (6 Classes) • August 14th - September 25th Monday Mornings (6 Classes) • No Class on September 4th-Labor Day • TIME: 10:30 A.M - 12:00 P.M. • WHERE: Recreation Center Activity Room • AGES: 15+ • REGISTRATION: Jan. 15th April 2nd For April Classes • April 1st - July 9th For June Classes • FEE: $65 per session for Mar. & June Classes • INSTRUCTOR: Donna Barnard ADULT PAINTING CLASS: Drawing and watercolor. All supplies included. Class taught by a certified art instructor. • WHEN: March 6th - March 27th Monday Nights (4 Classes) • June 5th - June 26th Monday Nights (4 Classes) • September 11th - September 25th (3 Classes)• TIME: 6:45 P.M. - 8:15 P.M. For March and September Classes 7:30 P.M. - 8:45 P.M. For June Classes • WHERE: Recreation Center Activity Room • AGES:

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Moore @ Your Library Children's Book Review

A Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom Author: Christopher Healy Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers Reviewer: Amber Colley, Children’s Services Associate, Moore Public Library “There’s a lot you don’t know about Prince Charming… some of you may not even realize that there’s more than one Prince Charming. In fact, none of them are actually named Charming. No one is. Charming isn’t a name; it’s an adjective. But don’t blame yourself for your lack of Prince Charming-based knowledge; blame the lazy bards.” Ever wonder what happens after “happily ever after”? Or who exactly was Prince Charming? Christopher Healy’s “A Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom” is a delightful fractured fairy tale about just that! Follow four princes as they set out to finally make their names known.

These unique characters develop individually and together, ultimately discovering their differences make them the perfect team. And never fear, our princesses also play a major role throughout this tale, although maybe not in the way you expect! This series is full of fantasy, adventure, and most importantly humor. If you love both fractured fairytales and the humor of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, then this is a series for you. Boys and girls, young and old, will fall in love with these quirky characters. As a bonus you don’t have to wait to see what happens next, just read the next book! “A Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom” is geared toward children grades 3rd through 6th with an Accelerated Reader level of 5.0 and is worth 12 AR points. You may find “A Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom” and other fractured-fairy-tales in the Moore Public Library children’s department. Please feel free to visit the Children’s Desk or call us at 405-793-4347 with any questions.

Adult Book Review

Giant Days Volume 3 Author: John Allison Illustrator: Max Sarin Publisher: Boom! Box Genre: Adult Graphic Novel Pages: 112 Reviewer: Shaye Caban, Information Services Librarian, Moore Public Library

This is our third visit to Giant Days and collects issues 9-12 in a single volume. The story picks up exactly where it left off in volume 2, so you may wish to read the first two volumes first. But, if you are adventurous and decide to jump into the characters’ lives with this go-round, I think you will still enjoy the story. Susan, Esther, and Daisy are friends just a few months into their first year of college. They are getting involved in campus life and making new friends and enemies. John Allison has tied together several storylines in this volume including political scandals, romantic relationships, new friendships, and of course academics. Dorm mates Ed and

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McGraw play a larger role in this tale, as well, with their individual storylines. Overall, I enjoyed the story and where it takes the five primary characters. As they are building new friendships and having romantic encounters, they start to become better friends and evolve as characters. I did find the political scandal plotline to be a little too dramatic and somewhat unbelievable, but it does add intrigue to the story. Max Sarin appears to have fun drawing each scene and bringing John Allison’s story to life. Each character has a definitive style, and you can see the emotions clearly on their faces. More than once, I found myself stopping to look at all the details in each panel before turning the page. The colors are bright and make reading a fun visual experience. Volume 3 ends with a cliffhanger, but you won’t have to wait long to see what happens to Susan, Esther, and Daisy. Volume 4 is already published and on order for the Pioneer Library System. So, place your hold on volume 4, and get started reading volumes 1, 2, and 3 today.


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By Rob Morris

The University of Oklahoma’s 2004 recruiting class was one of the tops in the country. One of the reasons was that Bob Stoops and company had managed to sign Lawton Eisenhower’s D.J. Wolfe a top-five running back. Wolfe was excited about playing for the Sooners but immediately faced an unexpected challenge when another top running back committed to play in Norman: Adrian Peterson. Wolfe admits that at the time he had mixed feelings about the situation, especially after it led to him moving over to the defense to start his sophomore year. “Being one of the top five in the entire country and then after one year having to transition to defense, it humbled me for sure,” said Wolfe. “Moving from running back to the defensive back was tough, but it gave me a work ethic, and it also taught me how to face adversity.” Wolfe has channeled that work ethic and willingness to overcome adversity into a successful South OKC business, D.J. Wolfe High Performance Training. The company, which is just over 8-years old, offers personal strength and conditioning training for everything from individuals to teams. Wolfe says the business began shortly after he finished his Sooner football career.

“As crazy as it sounds, I got a random email from a guy who’d looked me up and researched me a little bit,” said Wolfe. That guy represented the Calanda Broncos, an Americanfootball team playing in Landquart, Switzerland. The Broncos team owner wanted someone familiar with American strength and conditioning techniques to train his players. Wolfe, who trained under the legendary Jerry “Schmitty” Schmidt during his OU playing days, certainly fit the bill. “Their owner wanted their guys to be bigger, faster, stronger,” said Wolfe. “I was able to train those guys and also do some training at a university gym that was next door. It was amazing for me to train those athletes and then also train regular individuals, doing some personal training and some classes.” It was an exciting four years for Wolfe, who experienced traveling around Europe for four years. But the Oklahoma native eventually realized that his priorities were back in Oklahoma. “It was fun being overseas, but this is home,” said Wolfe. “I couldn’t imagine living in Europe for the rest of my life, so it was all about picking the right time to come back.”

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That time was 2014 and Wolfe returned to the Moore/South OKC area to land. It didn’t take long for D.J. Wolfe High-Performance Training to get rolling. While small group training is his primary focus, Wolfe also does quite a bit of team training, individual training, along with speed work, agility work, and football-specific training.

and kettle bells, all to keep the classes challenging.

“I’ve trained the Westmoore volleyball team the past two summers, and I’ve worked with a handful of football boys and camps as well,” said Wolfe.

“He’s a guy who’s faced some hardships, but is working with me day in and day out,” said Wolfe. “It’s great to see him working hard as a young man, working with some of our younger folks and seeing the growth he’s had in his life.”

Wolfe says he focuses on getting to know each person he trains to help them achieve their goals. “Finding out where each individual is at in life,” said Wolfe, “Then what they’re aiming for, what their goals are. From there it’s all about helping them from a strength, speed, and conditioning level to reach those goals.” Wolfe says he’s working with about 6-to-7 small groups that meet four days a week (Wednesdays off) at various times during the day, so there are plenty of options for people who are interested in getting involved. He likes to vary his workouts on a day-to-day basis, mixing in boot camps, HITT (High-Intensity Interval Training), and strength training that includes dumbbells

“Half the battle is keeping the mind engaged, so mixing things up does that.” said Wolfe. Former Westmoore football player Nathan Mata works with Wolfe and is a critical member of the training team.

To find out more about D.J. Wolfe High-Performance Training, you can contact Wolfe at 405-637-9585 or email him at djwolfe32@gmail.com.


“Half the battle is keeping the mind engaged, so mixing things up does that.�


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Moore Entrepreneurs How do I conduct an audit of my online presence? An online audit is a process of reviewing your business online to identify what is working, what is failing and what can be improved. When conducting an online audit, you should aim to experience online what your customers and prospective customers experience when they search for you or your offering. Below are the areas you should consider when conducting an online audit. Website Content & Structure Your website is the foundation of any online promotion strategy so, it is crucial that the information on your site is current, accurate, and relevant. Although your website should regularly be updated, an online audit forces you to examine each page thoroughly and make sure no updates or changes have been overlooked. It also makes you aware of what needs to be edited or overhauled. When reviewing your website, consider these questions: Does the website provide the information for which online visitors are searching? Does the website communicate our primary underlying message to online visitors? Does the website effectively capture the "voice" of the business? Define the top three (3) or four (4) actions you want visitors to take when they visit your website.

Does the site make it easy to take these actions? Should the process be simplified? Examine your website analytics and answer the following: How many unique visitors come to the website per month? What is the average time a user spends on the website? Which pages do they visit the most? Search engine optimization SEO determines the ease with which potential customers can find you online. The better your SEO, the higher your business/ product will appear when someone searches for it online. To begin, conduct Google searches related to the top 7-10 keywords and/or phrases people use when searching for your business. Think about variations of your business name, your product(s), your industry, etc. The higher your company appears in a search, the better your SEO. If you have to click past the first page of results to find your company, you should work on building your SEO. Most consumers will not click through to the second, third, etc. pages of search results. If necessary, read up on maximizing your SEO. A few simple changes in the wording on your website can have a dramatic impact on your SEO. Reviews Reviews are a critical part of your online reputation. Google your company and sift through any online forums or review sites in which you may be mentioned.

If there are any reviews, good or bad, take the time to respond, no matter how old they are. For negative reviews, apologize for any bad experiences and offer something to make it right. Thank customers who have given a positive review and encourage them to return. Make sure that someone responds to all customer concerns or comments on your social media pages. Social media engagement Over the past 10 years or so, the social media landscape has grown exponentially. Evaluate the platforms you utilize to promote your business and see if they are a fit. Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat, etc. are among the most used social media platforms today, but they all reach distinctly different audiences. Ask yourself these questions: Is my business active on the platforms most likely to reach our potential or current customers? Is our message modified for each platform to reach the appropriate audience? Has our number of followers increased, decreased or stayed the same? What can we do to boost our number of followers? Does my business's social media "personality" match the culture of my company? Learn how to interpret social media analytics. They provide a wealth of information about the people interacting with your company profiles.

Increasing your online presence Online marketing has limitless potential. As you consider increasing your online presence, look at other webbased opportunities. Search engine marketing (SEM) and pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns are not free, but can be very cost effective. Perhaps a YouTube channel would be appropriate for your business, if you are able to generate informative and/or instruction videos on a regular basis. Consider what kind of information you can push out online. White papers, podcasts, video infographics, PowerPoint, email campaigns, etc. all add value to your online presence. These days, most customers begin their consumer experience online. Conducting a regular online audit will ensure that your business is represented accurately and appropriately in the online marketplace.

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dollar of profit to only be taxed once at the level of the owners of the business. Cur-

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rently, that profit from the S-Corporation

items. Normally, businesses will get to

is taxed at your ordinary income tax level.

take a portion of the costs those assets and

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show it as a deduction against income over

bracket, your S-Corporation income

a given period. You buy a building; it takes

would be taxed at 25%. However, the

39 years to deduct the cost of that building.

proposed 15% limit on business income

You buy a factory's worth of equipment; it

tax would apply to the income ‘flowing

takes several years to ‘recover' the cost of

through' to your personal income tax re-

that equipment. There has been a provi-

turn. If your other income had you in the

sion in place that allows a business to write

25% tax bracket, you would still only pay

off in full some of its capital expenditures,

15% income tax on that flow-through prof-

but, it has been limited. Buildings and

it. It also appears as if this would apply to

large acquisitions had to be depreciated

those filing Schedule C, Profit or Loss

over time. One of the proposals by the

from Business (Sole Proprietorship).

new Administration is to have 100% writeoff of those capital expenditures, period. This is, to borrow a word, huge.

There are other ideas, but the above two appear to be the front-runners at this time and apply more to Moore Monthly readers

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Young Life Returns to Moore You only need to look as far as the nearest Twitter or Instagram feed to get a sense of the pressure teens are under in today’s society. While the basic issues are the same as they’ve been for decades – friends, grades, athletics, romantic relationships, plans for after high school – recent studies all show that the intensity of those pressure points has been ratcheted up to an unbelievable level. That’s one of the reasons local Young Life staff and volunteers

felt it was critical to bring Young Life ministry back to the Moore area after an absence of nearly two decades. Elliot Siebenaler, a meteorologist, and OU graduate is the volunteer head leader of the ministry. “Kids these days are having to grow up faster than they should,” said Siebenaler. “They’re making decisions about sex, alcohol, and drugs at a very early age, decisions that will obviously affect their lives in negative ways.” It’s a scenario that’s being played out

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in the lives of teenagers around the world. It’s in that world that Young Life leaders venture to bridge the gap for kids looking for the answers to the most important questions in life: Who am I? Why am I here? What does my life mean? Young Life is a nondenominational ministry that was started in 1939 by Jim Rayburn, a young seminary graduate, just down I-35 in Gainesville, Texas. Rayburn was hired by a local Presbyterian

By Rob Morris church and given the task of getting local high school kids involved in the church ministry. Rayburn and early Young Life volunteers quickly discovered that the key to ministering to teens was simply to build genuine relationships with them, relationships that weren’t dependent on whether the kids even participated in his ministry. Today Young Life has spread to thousands of communities across the United States and in more than 30 countries around


“Young Life isn’t just a ‘onenight-a-week’ thing where kids show up, and then we don’t see them for a whole week,” Siebenaler said. “We go where kids are and "enter their world” to befriend them.” The ministry does have a regular meeting where it gathers everyone together for a time called “Club.” “The best way to describe Young Life Club is ‘controlled chaos,'” said Siebenaler. “We sing current songs, play crazy and hilarious games and put on skits. Then the climax of club is at the end when a leader takes the stage for 15 min and gives a

One of the strongest parts of Young Life ministry is its summer camping program. Kids who’ve been to one of the ministry’s resort-quality properties located across the U.S. and Canada experience what many call “The Best Week of Your Life.” Siebenaler says that Moore kids will experience that week this summer at Young Life’s Frontier Ranch, a Rocky Mountain camp near Buena Vista, Colorado. “The fun is endless with horseback riding, rappelling, swimming, high ropes course and more,” said Siebenaler. “The goal of Young Life camping is to get kids out of their ‘norm’ with no cell phones and no distractions, so they can truly experience what life to the full is. It gives them a chance to see and hear the Gospel in a way like they have never heard it before.” Siebenaler’s regular job is as meteorologist, but he leads the Young Life leadership team made up of 11 volunteer leaders, most of whom are college students. They’ve been doing ministry at Southmoore

High School for the past year, building a foundation for Young Life ministry that will hopefully allow for expansion into Moore and Westmoore. Scott Hennigan, Area Director for Young Life in Norman, oversees the Moore leadership team and is also working extensively to help establish the ministry in Moore. Young Life ministry is supported locally by a group of adults, called “The Young Life Committee,” who support the leadership team and raise money to support the ministry. Moore City Councilman Mark Hamm is the Committee Chair and has been joined by adults from representing the entire Moore community. The Moore Young Life Committee is currently raising money to hire a full-time staff person for the city and will be hosting a fund-raising banquet on Thursday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m. in the Old School Building auditorium. The event is open to the public. If you’re interested in learning more about Young Life in Moore or around the world, you can reach the Young Life office in Norman at 405-321-3466.

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the world. The ministry has also expanded beyond high to reach all kinds of kids: WyldLife is an outreach to middle school kids, Young Life is for those in high school, Young Life College is a program for college and university students, Capernaum is a ministry to kids with special needs, and YoungLives ministers to teenage moms.


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Put Your Best Fork Forward for National Nutrition Month® Sarah Barnes, MS, RD/LD

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign in March that is created annually by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND). National Nutrition Month® focuses on the importance of making informed food choices and developing healthy eating and physical activity habits. The theme for 2017 National Nutrition Month® is “Put Your Best Fork Forward” which encourages people to focus attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. A few focus points that may help with putting your best fork forward include: • Take it one fork at a time: Change doesn’t happen overnight. Putting your best fork forward encourages the small healthy

changes that add up over time. Examples may include: • Replacing sugared beverages for water. • Cutting portions in half & taking home leftovers. • Focusing on healthy cooking methods such as grilled, baked, and broiled. • Making informed food choices: Deciphering food labels and nutrition claims on products can be confusing. For example, when a product is marked fat free, another ingredient is typically added to replace the removed ingredient. Be cautious with claims on the front of packages and become familiar with the Nutrition Facts label to see what other nutrients are in the product. Making the right nutrition choices is necessary for biting into a healthy lifestyle. • Incorporating daily activity: This is often an overlooked area but plays a crucial role in adapting a healthy lifestyle. Regular

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Library Schedule

Moore Children Lapsit Story Time: 10 and 10:45 a.m. — March 1, 8, 15, 22 Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art: 11 a.m. — March 4, Preschool Story Time: 10 a.m. — March 7, 14, 21, 28 Girls Who Code: 3:30 p.m. — March 7, 14, 21, 28 Barks, Books and Buddies: 6:30 p.m. — March 7, 21 Viva GLARt at the Moore Food & Resource Center: 11 a.m. — March 8 Pre-K Play: 10 a.m. — March 9, 23 Kids Club: 4:30 p.m. — March 13 Sensory Story Time: 4 p.m. — March 15 OKC Zoo Presents the Tortoise and the Hare: 2 p.m. — March 17 Drive-In Movie: 10:30 a.m. — March 18 Self Defense: 2 p.m. — March 26 Tween Scene - Gardening: 4:30 p.m. — March 27

Teen/Adult VITA Tax Preparation: 6 p.m. — March 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 29 Zumba: 6 p.m. — March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Beginners Tai Chi – Arthritis and Fall Prevention: 9 a.m. — March 4, 11, 18, 25 English as a Second Language Tutor Training: 9:30 a.m. — March 4 Intermediate Tai Chi – Arthritis and Fall Prevention: 10 a.m. —March 4, 11, 18, 25 Beginners Yoga: 6 p.m. — March 6, 13, 20, 27 PLS Big Read Book Discussion: 5:30 p.m. — March 20 PLS Big Read Frontline film with panel discussion: 6 p.m. — March 21 Self Defense: 2 p.m. — March 26 Teen DIY Koinobori: 3 p.m. — March 29

SW Oklahoma City Children Family Music Time: 10 a.m. — March 1, Toddler Story Time and Play: 10 and 11 a.m. — March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 After School Kids – Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss: 4:30 p.m. — March 2, Minecraft Creative: 5 p.m. — March 3, 17, 31 Family Story Time and Craft: 10 and 11 a.m. — March 6, 13, 27 Baby Lapsit: 10 a.m. — March 7, 14, 21, 28 Lego Quest: 4:30 p.m. — March 7 Minecraft Survival: 5 p.m. — March 10, 24 Family Play Time/la hora de jugar en familia: 2 p.m. — March 11, TweenScene: Art Party: 4:30 p.m. — March 14 TLC (Touch, Learn and Create): Farm Animals: 10 a.m. — March 15 After School Kids – Dental: 4:30 p.m. — March 16 Tai Chi for All Ages: 6 p.m. — March 20,27 Sensory Story Time: 4:30 p.m. — March 21 Homeschool Coding: 2 p.m. — March 23 Red Cross Presents: Pillowcase Program: 4:30 p.m. — March 23 TweenScene: Sports: 4:30 p.m. — March 28 OKC Zoo: Bear Wants More: 5 p.m. — March 30

Teen/Adult Happy Birthday, SOKC: Celebrating 5 Years of Innovation: 4:30 p.m. — March 1 Come and Go Knitting Group: 10 a.m. — March 4 Pilates: 6 p.m. — March 7, 14, 21, 28 Stealth Health: Nutrition for Picky Eaters: 10 a.m. — March 8 Is Water Destroying Your Teeth?: 6 p.m. — March 8 PLS Big Read Book Discussion with the Penn Avenue Literary Society: 6:30 p.m. — March 9 Gardening Series: Composting/Vermicomposting: 6:30 p.m. — March 16 Tai Chi for All Ages: 6 p.m. — March 20, 27 PLS Big Read Frontline film with panel discussion: 6:30 p.m. — March 29

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Sports Schedule

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BASEBALL March 7 Owasso (Double-Header) March 9 @PC North March 10 Edmond Memorial March 16-17 @Edmond Festival March 20 Sand Springs March 21 @Sand Springs March 23 @Norman North March 27 Muskogee (Double-Header) March 30-31 @Choctaw Tournament

BASEBALL March 6 @Southmoore March 7 Southmoore March 9-11 @Brenham, TX Tournament March 17 Bixby@Deer Creek March 20 @Norman North March 21 Norman North March 23-25 @Broken Arrow/ Jenks Tournament March 27 @Mustang March 28 Mustang March 30 Stillwater SOFTBALL March 2 Norman March 6 Moore March 7 @Woodward March 9 @Bethel March 21 @Norman North March 23-24 Big Cat Classic March 27 @Moore Festival March 30 Southmoore March 31 @Chandler Tournament

BASEBALL March 2 Mustang March 4 @Tuttle March 6 Westmoore March 7 @Westmoore March 10 Putnam City March 13-17 Aggie Classic @Pensacola, FL March 20 @Lawton March 21 Lawton March 24 @Norman March 27 Edmond Santa Fe March 28 @Edmond Santa Fe March 30 Bo Bowman Tourney @Lawton

SOFTBALL March 6 March 7 March 9 March 20 March 23-24 March 27 March 28

@Westmoore @Norman @Southmoore Chickasha Big Cat Classic Lady Lion Festival @Norman North

BOYS GOLF March 10 Moore Tri@Hidden Trails March 20 Norman North @Jimmy Austin GIRLS GOLF March 1 @Ponca City March 10 Moore Tri@Hidden Trails March 20 Southmoore@Westwood March 27 Norman @The Trails BOYS SOCCER March 6 March 7 March 10 March 20 March 21 March 24-25 March 27 March 28 March 31

@Edmond North Westmoore @Southmoore @PC North Mustang Moore Invitational @Southmoore Norman North Edmond North

GIRLS SOCCER March 7 Westmoore March 10 @Southmoore March 24-25 Lion Cup March 28 Norman North March 31 Santa Fe South Tournament TENNIS March 1 Westmoore@Earlywine March 8 Putnam City @OKC Tennis Ctr March 24 Moore Inv.@Earlywine March 30 Southmoore@Earlywine TRACK March 10 March 24 March 31

@Duncan @Norman @Stillwater

BOYS GOLF March 1 March 10 March 20 March 27

@Ponca City Moore Tri@Hidden Trails Southmoore@Westwood Norman@The Trails

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@Ponca City Moore Tri@Hidden Trails Southmoore@Westwood Norman@The Trails

BOYS SOCCER March 3 March 6 March 21 March 24-25 March 28

@Norman Moore Edmond North Lion Cup @Southmoore

GIRLS SOCCER March 3 March 6 March 21 March 23-25 March 28

@Norman Moore Edmond North @Bronco Cup, Mustang @Southmoore

SOFTBALL March 7 March 9 March 23-24 March 27 March 28 March 30 March 31

Norman North Moore Big Cat Classic Moore Festival Woodward/Bethel @Westmoore @Chandler Tournament

BOYS GOLF March 10 Moore Tri@Hidden Trails March 20 Norman North @Jimmy Austin March 27 Norman High@The Trails GIRLS GOLF March 1 March 20 March 27

@Ponca City Southmoore@Westwood Norman@The Trails

BOYS SOCCER March 3-4 @Ft. Smith, Arkansas Tourney March 7 @Deer Creek March 10 Moore March 21 Norman March 28 Westmoore GIRLS SOCCER March 3-4 @Ft. Smith, Arkansas Tourney March 7 @Deer Creek March 10 Moore March 21 Norman March 28 Westmoore

TENNIS March 1 Westmoore@Earlywine March 8 Putnam City @OKC Tennis Center March 24 Moore Invitational @Earlywine March 30 Southmoore@Earlywine

TENNIS March 1 Westmoore@Earlywine March 7 @Ponca City March 24 Moore Public Schools @Earlywine March 30 Southmoore Tourney @Earlywine

TRACK March 20 March 24 March 31

TRACK March 4 March 10 March 24 March 31

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Lion’s Shala Robinson Joins Elite Company By Rob Morris

Moore Lady Lions basketball player, Shala Robinson, will be leaving behind an impressive legacy when the 2017 season comes to an end. In February, the MHS senior scored her 1,000th point and to make the feat even sweeter; it came in a rivalry game against the Southmoore Lady Sabercats.

said Robinson. “Being in the gym when I’d rather be somewhere else doing something else.”

“It’s exciting because it’s a rivalry game, too,” said Robinson. “So it makes it so much better to get one thousand points the night you play against your rivals.”

“She has options out there; Division II schools, NAIA schools, JUCO schools,” said Hodges. “We’re at the point where we’re weighing all of those options, and we’ll give her the best advice we can.”

Brent Hodges, who is in his second year as the head coach at Moore High, says joining the 1,000-point-club is a remarkable feat in today’s competitive high school play. “You don’t see it as much nowadays, especially at the 6A level,” said Hodges. “You have to play a lot as a freshman and a sophomore and put in some points.” Hodges has known Robinson since she was in the 6th grade and has seen how hard she’s worked to improve her game, especially over the past two years. “Before we got here her game was a lot of lay-ups and post-ups,” said Hodges, “But she’s really worked hard on her midrange game, hitting pull-up jumpers and hitting threes.” Robinson led the Lady Lions in three-point shooting last year. Hodges says the senior has also improved her ball-handling. Robinson says it hasn’t been easy. “Lot of blood, sweat, tears, and hard work,”

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It’s the kind of leadership that Hodges and his staff appreciate and trust will take Robinson to the next level of play after high school.

In the meantime, the Lady Lions are embracing Robinson’s 1,000-point feat as a team achievement. “It takes a team to do this, a group effort,” said Hodges. “So this is more than just something for Shala, It’s something our whole team can celebrate and share in.” Robinson agrees and plans on appreciating the remaining time she has with this team. “These girls are crazy,” said Robinson. “They drive me crazy, but I’m crazy, too. I love playing with these girls.” She and her teammates also plan on enjoying a two-year, four-game winning streak over their cross-town rivals. “It also feels really good to beat Southmoore 4 times in a row,” said Robinson, “Especially coming from the old days where we used to get beat by Southmoore all the time, so the last two years have been a lot of fun.”


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John Wick 2: Nothing Good Ever Comes from Violence By Rob Morris

Directed by: Chad Stahelski Written by: Derek Kolstad Starring: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane, Ruby Rose, Common, Laurence Fishburne, John Leguizamo Keanu Reeve’s return as the taciturn hitman, John Wick, begins with an extended fight and chase sequence that displays creative choreography and camera work, drenched in a spray of blood and brain matter. The tone is set, and the message is sent: the first John Wick movie tallied 84 kills. John Wick: Chapter 2 is looking to set a new high score for on-screen deaths. If that sounds a bit like the popular first-person shooter video games that are so very poplar these days, it’s not a mistake. While highly entertaining, JW:C2 ends up feeling like one of the

run-throughs of games like Call of Duty or Overwatch. There are moments when the carnage is so relentless you won’t be blamed for looking near the top corner of the movie screen to see what the death toll is. Reeves is perfectly cast as a grim assassin who just wants to spend his retirement with his dog, his vintage Ford Mustang, and wistful memories of his dead wife. And this sequel to the 2014 introduction to the super-killer is smart, fast-paced, and laced with perfectly-timed humor. As it did in the first John Wick film, the plot revolves around revenge. In Wick’s first outing he was out for payback after the son of a crime lord stole his favorite car and killed a puppy given to him by his dying wife. This time around, an old acquaintance from the past demands Wick honor a debt by

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taking one last contract hit. Wick is forced into accepting the debt due to the highly-structured and revered rules of what appears to be a hide-in-plain-sight coalition of assassins. Needless to say, the hit goes off the rails, and Wick quickly ramps into vengeance mode.

to pick up ammo from one of his victims. There’s no doubt that the film will do well, but it has to leave you wondering, particularly in the wake of much of Quentin Tarantino’s work, if this is the natural evolution of the revenge genre: increasingly violent.

It’s easy to appreciate the commitment Reeves brings to the physical training required to play this role. The fight choreography is stunning and feels real. Each death is so visceral that you physically recoil from the violence. It’s only a matter of time until you become numb to what’s happening on screen.

The first John Wick movie started slowly at the box office, but was embraced by action movie fans and eventually ended up as a big box office winner. The slim budget naturally caught the attention of studio execs, leading to this sequel, which makes no bones about the fact that we’ll be seeing a John Wick: Chapter 3 sometime over the next couple of years. Here’s hoping that the writers and directors of that edition forego the need for a higher body count in favor of a little more character development.

Frankly, that’s the problem with John Wick: Chapter 2. It ends up feeling like more of a speed-run through Overwatch or Battlefield with the main character mowing through foe after foe, pausing only


The Count of Monte Cristo

Gladiator (2000): “My name is Maximus Decimus Merdius. Father to a slain son. Husband to a slain wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next.” A Roman general (Russell Crowe) is betrayed and nearly murdered by the vicious son (Joaquin Phoenix) of the Emperor. Crowe escapes assassination and follows the bloody Roman Road of Revenge from slave to gladiator. Historically inaccurate and epically satisfying.

Taken (2008): After his daughter is kidnapped Liam Neeson’s former CIA agent Bryan Mills, sums up the emotions of every father who has worried about his daughter’s safety with these iconic words: “I don’ know who you are. I don’t know what you want. If you are looking for ransom I can tell you I don’t have money, but what I do have are a very particular set of skills. Skills that I have acquired over a very long career. Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you let my daughter go now that’ll be the end, of it. I will not look for you. I will not pursue you. But if you don’t, I will look for you. I will find you. And I will kill you.”

Gladiator

The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976): Directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, this is a film that continues to influence many modern revenge stories. Set during the post-Civil War era, Wales is a former soldier who just wants to live a simple life as a farmer, husband, and father. After a band of renegade vigilantes slaughter his wife and young daughter, Wales is left with nothing but rage and a desire for vengeance. He finds peace with a group of settlers heading west, but as fate would have it, he crosses trails with the same gang who destroyed his life.

The Count of Monte Cristo (2002): A simple re-telling of the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas. The story takes place at the end of the Napoleonic era, where Dante (Jim Caviezel) is betrayed by his best friend (Guy Pearce) and imprisoned for 13 years. Fortunately, his cellmate is a former soldier and priest who spends those years training Dante to channel his fury while asking the deeper questions about God, justice, and life.

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In the Bedroom (2001): Frank is (Nick Stahl) home for the summer from college, begins a relationship with an older woman (Marisa Tomei). She is separated from her husband, a violent man who ends up killing him. Frank’s parents are crushed first by the murder and then, even worse, by the failure of the legal system. This move is void of the noisy spectacle and emotional manipulation you get in most revenge films. And the resolution, with its ambiguous comment on whether the parents will ever find peace, will leave you feeling uneasy.

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