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VOL. 12 • NO. 4 • APRIL 2017

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Gimme Shelter

Moore’s Pioneering Spirit

Keep It Local: All About Cha

On Target

Construction crews are hard at work across the Moore school district building storm shelters. Here’s an update on how the $209 million bond is being used to not only keep students and teachers safe, but also to meet the growing needs of the state’s fastest-growing school district.

Tom Strouhal Little River Park is the home of the city’s newest works of art. These statues have been designed to capture the unique spirit and vision of the City of Moore and those who live, work, and play here.

A passion for hand-made tea and coffee, along with providing a comfortable place for customers to relax is what makes this Moore restaurant one of the more popular stops in the city.

State championships are impressive. Back-to-back state championships are even more amazing. Meet the city’s under-the-radar team that is bringing home tournament hardware on a regular basis.

From the Editor Severe weather season has a tendency to make a lot of Oklahomans nervous, especially parents who are always concerned with the safety of their children. In the April edition of the Moore Monthly magazine we take a look at the progress being made by the Moore Public Schools on the construction of storm shelters across the district. It’s a great look inside how the district administrators have managed to use the construction of

Moore Monthly Team

FEMA-rated shelters to also meet the need for usable space in the state’s fastest-growing school district. You’ll also get a first look at the City of Moore’s latest art project, a collection of statues entitled “The Spirit of Moore.” We’re excited about this addition to the city’s parks and hope that it’s just the first of many art projects to come. - Rob Morris Editor

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Moore Schools Making Progress on Storm Shelter Goal By Rob Morris


It’s an ambitious goal: storm shelters for every school in the Moore Public School district. In the wake of the deadly 2013 tornado, school officials proposed a $209 million bond that would make the project a reality. Voters overwhelmingly approved by 79% margin in October of 2015. Now, nearly two years after an EF-5 tornado wreaked deadly havoc on Moore and its residents, the goal of building a storm shelter in each school is right on track, with a bonus: MPS administrators have used the bond issue to strategically address pressing needs in one of the state’s fastestgrowing school districts. That’s not an easy task in a district with 35 schools and a handful of administrative and service buildings. Dr. Robert Romines, Moore Public Schools Superintendent, said the executive team began tackling the enormous task before the bond issue had passed. “First off, there was a lot of conversations about what each site needed,” said Romines. “We looked at the growth of neighborhoods and those issues, and that’s how we determined classroom additions, media centers, gymnasiums, and those types of things.”

Realizing they were operating in the current financial climate where educational dollars are very hard to come by, Romines and the MPS team made the decision to focus on the most efficient and effective ways to make every one of those bond issue dollars count. That meant growing on sites the district already owns and where room is available. “One of the things we determined and discovered early on was that it was more cost effective to build a storm shelter in new construction versus tearing down and retrofitting,” said Romines, “That was another reason why we looked at doing new construction and incorporating storm shelters within those buildings because it was more cost effective.” Romines said the help provided by various members of the MPS administration was critical in creating a workable plan. “Michelle NcNear was very instrumental in helping us with the elementary piece,” said Romines. “Brad Fernberg and David Peak were our secondary people, and Brian Fitzgerald helped with the athletic piece, and of course Jeff Horn helped pull all of the plans together for execution.” The final result: schools are not only getting FEMA-approved storm shelters, they’re also gaining much-needed space for growth. “We’ve got several elementary schools that are getting media centers right now, which will also be dual-purpose storm shelters,” said Romines. “We’ve got junior highs that are getting new gymnasiums that will also double as storm shelters, so the whole process is going very well.” The entire project was originally envisioned to take place in three phases, with the final storm shelters set to be finished in 2019. Romines said that as of March 2017, that projected date still looks solid. “We’re on track to finish with a number of the Phase One sites through the spring, summer, and fall,” said Romines, “So hopefully we’ll have Phase One finished by APRIL 2017 | MOORE MONTHLY | 9


2016-2017

OKLAHOMA’S LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICTS

% of Schools with Shelters

SHELTERS 75% 70% 41% 33% <15%

Oklahoma City

Tulsa

Edmond

Moore (now)

45,757 total students

40,459 total students

24,403 total students

24,355 total students

Moore

(after construction)

Putnam City

Broken Arrow

19,475 total students

19,059 total students


next August and will have already started on Phase Two.” Romines says that when Phase Two is finished around 70% of the district’s schools will have storm shelters, which will include most of the sites that house students. “Phase 3 is more of Administrative Service Center and child nutrition,” said Romines. “We want to take care of all the sites where students were first. And so, phase one and phase two, most of

those will be actual sites that encompass kids or children or students during the school day.”

Once completed, Moore Public Schools will be the first school district to have FEMA-approved storm shelters in every school building. With more than 24,000 students in the district, that’s an important safety feature, especially for parents who are unable to pick

their children up from school in the event of a storm warning. “We will have a place where students can go, and there is somewhat of a peace in knowing that our students have a place to shelter if needed,” said Romines. “I hope we don’t ever have to use it but if we do, we’ve got it, and we’ll be prepared.” Romines is quick to give credit to the voters and their support of the drive to build the storm shelters.

Source: Oklahoma State Department of Education, 2014 State Impact Survey and current construction figures

Union

Norman

Lawton

Mid-Del

15,983 total students

15,942 total students

14,747 total students

14,302 total students

Jenks 11,965 total students

Mustang

Yukon

11,031 total students

8,479 total students


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“I’m very proud of what the district has accomplished and not only the district but the community because without the community’s support we wouldn’t have been able to make this happen,” said Romines. In various surveys, people indicate that the Moore Public School system plays a significant role in the reason they choose to move to the area. Romines said that he and the MPS staff recognize the role the school district plays and are committed to providing the safest and most effective learning environment possible for students. “Every single project we’ve put in place helps us provide for our students and staff,” said Romines. “We’ve done our best to use the funds entrusted to us by the community to that end and if anyone ever has any questions about these projects and where the money’s going we have a staff that would be delighted to sit down and visit with anybody.”

Support from the community has been one of the more encouraging

things for MPS administrators, especially in the current climate where educational funding faces potentially debilitating shortfalls. Romines said that over the past 18 months the school district has begun to feel the impact of state budget cuts. “I’m not going to lie to you and tell you I’m not concerned about where that funding is going to come from,” said Romines. “We still have almost a billion dollar shortfall in the budget, so it’s going to be tough. There’s going to be some difficult, tough decisions that have to be made to at the capitol and my hope is that they’ll be able to do that, and obviously that would help us retain the teachers and get good quality teachers here in Moore, Oklahoma.” In the meantime, work continues across the district to make sure every student, teacher, and school staff member will have a safe place of refuge in the event of a dangerous storm.

MPS Storm Shelter Progress COMPLETED Briarwood Elementary Central Elementary Earlywine Elementary Fairview Elementary Kelley Elementary Northmoor Elementary Plaza Towers Elementary Southgate-Rippetoe Elementary Southlake Elementary Timber Creek Elementary Central Jr. High Highland East Jr. High Southridge Jr. High Westmoore High School

CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION (VARIOUS STAGES)

Broadmoore Elementary Bryant Elementary Eastlake Elementary Fisher Elementary Sky Ranch Elementary Winding Creek Elementary Brink Jr. High Highland West Jr. High Moore West Jr. High Moore High School

YET TO BEGIN / SCHEDULED FOR COMPLETION BY MARCH 2019 Apple Creek Elementary Heritage Trails Elementary Houchin Elementary Kingsgate Elementary Oakridge Elementary Red Oak Elementary Santa Fe Elementary Sooner Elementary Wayland Bonds Elementary Southmoore High School Vista ASC/Technology APRIL 2017 | MOORE MONTHLY | 13


New Statues in Little River Park Bring Moore’s Spirit to Life By Rob Morris You can’t miss the three children standing near the entrance of Tom Strouhal Little River Park, but it’s only after you notice they’re perfectly still that you realize they are works of art. The three statues are part of a gift from 7-11 Oklahoma to the City of Moore, a tribute to the resiliency and forward-thinking attitude of the city and its residents. “The statues each represent a different part of the spirit of the people who live and work in Moore,” said Sara Hartman, 7-11 Oklahoma’s marketing director. “Taken all together they represent what we like to call, ‘The Pioneer Spirit of Moore.’” The three statues represent three different aspects of that spirit, said Hartman. The first is a little girl holding a bird, representing the dreamer. You'll also find a little boy and girl sitting on a bench with a map of the City of Moore,

we can learn from them,” said Hartman. “I think that everyone can relate to having the optimistic spirit of a child but that when you also face the trials of adulthood, you still dream, plan and build your life.”

representing the planners, and a little boy holding a shovel and a plan; he’s the builder. Hartman said, “We always felt that the idea of always dreaming, always planning, and always building really represented the spirit of the people of Moore.” Moore’s Assistant City Manager Todd Jenson believes the artwork does a great job of capturing what makes Moore such a unique place.

Jenson loves seeing art projects come to life across the city. He believes this installation, the second set of statues in Moore, adds something unique to the city that speaks to the community’s heritage.

“The theme dream, plan, build, is our history and it's what we've done,” said Jenson. “The people who first came here in 1889 they dreamed of this town and then established the town 1893 when a form of that dream became a reality. They probably didn’t foresee all that we would become, but they had the dream of things becoming better and better as time went on.”

“What I really like about art is that it comes in many forms and many fashions,” said Jenson. “I think something like this, something that’s really not abstract, makes you think. You see it you may see it in a different light than other people, but it makes you think, and that’s really neat.”

7-11 Oklahoma has had a presence in Moore for more than 50 years. Hartman said the company feels a close connection with the city; a connection made even stronger in the wake of the 2013 tornado. That storm destroyed the 7-11 store at the corner of 4th and Telephone Road, killing three people who had taken refuge from the twister. As the company rebuilt the store, they decided they wanted to acknowledge the city. “The City of Moore has always been such great partners for us, so we felt like it was important for us to put together

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some sort of tribute to the city and for the people who live here,” said Hartman. Jenson has seen Moore’s resiliency and strength up close. In spite of devastating storms, the city has not only rebuilt; it has thrived. “That speaks well of us as a community because that's what we've done through our entire history,” said Jenson. “With all the weather events that we've had how important is it that we have a new vision after all of those. The statues in Little River Park speak to all of that in one setting, and I think that's what's really neat about art.” The hope is that the statues in Little River Park will encourage and inspire Moore’s residents and visitors for generations to come. “We hope that they embody the innocence of children as well as the lessons

The city’s other work of art is at Veterans Memorial Park, the “Soldiers’ Memorial” which features a series of largerthan-life wooden soldiers carved from four large trees in the park that died during the winter of 2008-2009.

“The theme dream, plan, build, is our history and it's what we've done...”


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MHS Alumni Kick Off 50-Year Celebration with Festival By Rob Morris

Moore High School community how we can come together to do something to benefit everyone.”

50 years ago the first year classes were held at the Moore High School’s current location on Eastern Avenue. The Moore High School Alumni Association (MHSAA) is celebrating those five decades over the coming year beginning with the Dandy Lion Daze Carnival on the MHS campus on April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. MHSAA President Judy Scott says the alumni organization had been discussing ways to celebrate this momentous anniversary for some time. “A lot of the other booster clubs had mentioned carnivals before, and the more I thought about it, the more sense it made for us to do it as an umbrella for all of the other clubs and organizations of the high school,” said Scott. Scott says that fundraising has become an integral part of the high school experience for students, parents, teachers, coaches, and administrators. The carnival is just one way the MHSAA is hoping to help a wide variety of groups find success in raising money. “It just made sense to me that if we could come up with an event that would bring all school clubs and organizations and boosters together, they could make money at the carnival,” said Scott. “Then they keep that money for their group while also showing the

According to Scott, they don’t have 100% participation in the carnival yet, but the response has been very positive. “The community has responded very well for a first-year event,” said Scott. “We really are selling this as a fun, family event where old fashioned games will be played and hopefully people can bring their families, grandkids and can have fun.”

The carnival will begin with a cars show in the parking lot on Eastern Avenue during the early morning hours on April 29. The carnival itself will take place toward the back lot of the parking lot but will feature a petting zoo on the grassy area along Eastern. The different groups will have 10-foot by 10foot booth spaces they can use to feature fun and inexpensive games. Food trucks confirmed for the event include Coit’s, Penguin Shaved Ice, and the Dawgy Wagon.

“Some are doing old-fashioned games like bean bag toss,” said Scott, “While others are doing silly ‘minute to win it’ games, fun games with laughter. None of them are very expensive to play. We’ll also have activity booths like where you can make things like rain sticks.” There will be other participation-oriented events like a storytelling area for small children, a stage for entertainers, and a lip-synch contest hosted by the high school choir. Scott says the MHSAA has a clear picture of how they hope the day will look. “Really what I’m envisioning is a lot of laughter, a lot of colorful fun, music, and people having a good time,” said Scott. That good time will also help the MHSAA continue to raise funds in support of scholarships and other programs that benefit the Moore High School community. “Everything the alumni association does is for the high school,” said Scott. “We award eight scholarships annually, so every bit of money we make goes back to the high school in some way, either directly to clubs and organizations or for events like this, or to bring the high school into the light of the community.” If you’re interested in participating in the car show, please email moorehighalumni@ gmail.com. For more information about the Dandy Lion Daze Carnival visit the website at: moorealumni.com/dandyliondaze.html or contact Judy Scott at 405-971-4651 or judygscott@yahoo.com.


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Pardon Me, Is There Room For Me On This Movie Screen? By Rob Morris bills roll in. Their attempts at rebooting the Superman

the world’s best black singers and dancers so that

Robert Downey Jr’s pitch-perfect portrayal of Tony

and Batman franchises have been awkward and

they could make a movie where they actually can sing and dance.

It all began with the movie Iron Man back in 2008. Stark/Iron Man set in motion the Marvel shared uni-

their hopes of creating tentpoles out of secondary

verse that strung together a series of superhero films

characters with Suicide Squad (Warner’s answer to

which will culminate in a two-part Avengers: Infinity

Guardians of the Galaxy), bombed with audiences and

War with the fate of the entire universe hanging in the

critics alike.

balance. It allowed the studio to unleash a surprise hit

Jack Reacher/Westworld Former military cop turned violent problem solver finds his way into a world where cyborg robots are

But that’s not keeping Universal from dusting

killing humans? This is a tailor-made Jack Reacher

with a secondary group of heroes, The Guardians of

off some of our favorite old monsters and creating

scenario. Brutally violent laced with a lot of dry humor

the Galaxy, that might just be the best Marvel comic

a series of movies that will end with Dracula,

and perfectly-timed one-liners.

book movie to date. And it even spilled over to broad-

Frankenstein, The Wolf Man, and The Mummy all

cast networks (ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent

meeting on screen.

Carter, and The Inhumans) and streaming platforms

Game of Thrones/Seinfeld John Snow and Jerry Seinfeld. Elaine Benes and

It seems that mixing characters in a shared

Daenerys Targaryen. George Castanza and Tyrion

(Netflix’s Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and

universe isn’t a formula. It’s an art. So it is with

Lannister. Kramer and The Mountain. Blending

Iron Fist).

bold foolishness that I’d like to suggest a couple

“Winter is Coming” with “The Show About Nothing”

of out-of-the-box characters that would make a

could generate some of the more epic comic

fascinating shared universe:

moments of all time. Picture Jerry and Elaine talking

It’s been a dizzying ride that has kept comic book movie fans giddy and filled the coffers of movie producers with untold riches. And naturally, that has

House of Cards/The Walking Dead

about his newest girlfriend, Cersei Lannister:

changed the way Hollywood is looking at movies.

Frank and Claire Underwood versus Negan. Are you

Jerry: There’s something weird going on with

After all, if someone can make some serious coin

kidding me? Somehow I think that Frank would find

bringing together a wide array of characters inside a

a way to swipe Negan’s beloved vampire baseball bat

cohesive cinematic timeline then surely EVERYONE

and then he and Claire would take turns having their

can do the same, right?

way with the Walking Dead’s latest big baddie.

Well, the folks in charge of the DC comics rights (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, The Flash,

La La Land/Get Out Hollywood’s most recent and adored love-letter to

Cersei and her brother. Elaine: Maybe we should double date and I could find out what’s going on? What’s his name? Jerry: Jaime. But you need to know, he’s got a metal hand. Elaine: Metal hand, huh? Is it gold?

etc.) have found that creating a pleasing cinematic

itself paired up with Jordan Peele’s brilliant comedic-

Jerry: Yeah. Looks pretty cool, actually.

universe takes a lot more

horror take on racisim. Image, if you will, Ryan

Elaine: Glad it’s not rust. I hate rust, the way it

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Firehouse Subs Makes Donation to Moore Fire Department By Rob Morris

Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation awarded more than $155,000 in life-saving equipment grants to local entities in March, including the City of Moore. The presentations were made during a donation ceremony at the Firehouse Subs restaurant in Norman on March 8 as part of the restaurant’s ongoing program of supporting local fire departments. “It’s truly amazing to be a part of events where much equipment is donated to first responders and organizations in need,” said Firehouse Subs Senior Manager of Foundation Development Meghan Vargas. “These equipment grants shed light to just how far small guest contributions can go.” The City of Moore Emergency Management received a fire extinguisher training system worth $18,222. The training system will allow city officials to train the community on the safe and proper use of fire extinguishers through hands-on instruction and dem-

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onstrations. The Moore Police Department received an automated external defibrillator with accessories worth $1,300. The Norman Regional Health Foundation received an amplifying system worth $62,354. The awarded system will boost signal from cellular towers, helping ensure the organization can communicate with first responders at all times, including when in areas of the building with low signal. Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation also awarded grants to the City of Tecumseh Fire Department, the McClain County Sheriff’s Department, the Seminole Fire Department/ EMS, and the Norman Police Department. Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was founded in 2005 in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Firehouse Subs co-founders, Chris Sorensen and Robin Sorensen, traveled to Mississippi where they fed first responders and survivors. As they traveled

back to Florida, they knew they could do more and Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation was born with the mission of providing funding, life-saving equipment and educational opportunities to first-responders and public safety organizations. Since inception, the non-profit organization has given more than $24 million to hometown heroes in 46 states, Puerto Rico and Canada, including more than $562,000 in Oklahoma. To raise money for the Foundation, Firehouse Subs restaurants participate in a number of fundraising efforts. Each restaurant recycles leftover, five-gallon pickle buckets and sells them to guests for $2. Donation canisters on register counters collect spare change, while the Round Up Program allows guests to “round up” their bill to the nearest dollar. Grant allocations are made possible thanks to the overwhelming support of Firehouse Subs restaurants and generous donors.


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Sketches of Moore

An Era of Books

As soon as Gutenberg’s printing press rolled out the first printed book, mankind began to explore the fascinating and mysterious fountains of information available in them. Owning and reading books, once limited to the rare and privileged few, became a way of life to the multitudes. Early settlers in our country brought books with them; publishers printed them—“everyone” wrote them and continues to write them. Today, there are magazines, books, periodicals, newspapers, circulars, “junk mail,” and a world of information printed on a cereal box. We expect and read these daily. However, at the turn of the century, the lives and economy of many settlers meant only a Bible in a home, or a catalog or treasured book handed down from generation to generation. Libraries in larger cities provided for this lack for most people, but smaller towns did not have the resources for a library. One of the earliest libraries in Moore was the law library of James Cowan, Moore’s first at-

By L.T. Hadley

torney. He made his set of law books available to young law students. Another library in the 1930s consisted of the books of the Simms family. Mildred Simms Moore was an avid reader and had accumulated a number of books. She opened a tiny shop next to her dad’s barbershop and invited people to borrow and read her small collection. For a penny or two a book, the reader could borrow books to take home. Little kids just sat on the floor and read the books without borrowing them. Dale Janeway was one of the town’s important benefactors. He was Cleveland County commissioner for 20 years, a man known and respected for his wisdom, ability and integrity. As chairman of the Moore town board in 1958, he encouraged the town board to become part of the Pioneer Multi-County Library System, which involved Cleveland, McClain and Garvin Counties.

Moore’s library service began with regular visits by a bookmobile. The City of Moore included $200 in the 1961/62 budget as its first commitment to the service. Citizens raised the money through many projects and activities: bake sales, ballgames, plays and contributions. The town bought a small frame building, a former barbershop, and moved it to the current library location. Many citizens donated books and a creditable library began. Lines of grade-school children snaked along Howard Street between the school and the library. In 1965, the library was expanded to 33,000 square feet, making room for more library services. Remodeling and updating have kept the library modern, attractive and functional. A remodeling process that began in 2005 has greatly enhanced the usability of the facility. The affiliation with the Pioneer Association makes almost any book available through the circulation

of books among all libraries. Computer classes are also available. In nearly 40 years since it opened, there have been four librarians who have directed the library operations: Betty Jaine until 1991, Jane Lily from 1991 to 1998, Elizabeth Romero from 1998 to 2004 and the current librarian, Lisa Wells, since 2004. The doors constantly swish back and forth as people go in the library and come out with an armload of books or tapes on any subject imaginable: how to read a slide rule or mix concrete, how to wallpaper, Lucille the Horse, Winnie the Pooh, romance, mystery, poetry, travel, arts and crafts, books for teens, and the proverbial “hyacinths for the soul.” Note: This edition of Sketches of Moore was first published in a previous issue of Moore Monthly.

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Senior Living

Keeping Your Mind Healthy Slows Dementia or Alzheimer’s Many studies have found that physical, mental and psychological activities can slow dementia and potentially cause brain regeneration. Those leading a sedentary lifestyle are more likely to suffer from dementia, whereas the reverse is true for those who lead an active lifestyle for as long as possible. Physical Activities A Mayo Clinic review found that no single lifestyle choice has as much impact on aging and Alzheimer’s disease as exercise. Healthier lifestyle, increased oxygen levels, larger muscle mass all “pump up the brain.” Try these activities to stay active: • walking • gardening • yoga • swimming • aerobics • martial arts Psychological Activities We have frequently heard that a healthy body needs a balanced diet, and the same can be said of the mind. As we age, we often lose loved ones and have stressful medical situations or changes that can inflict negative moods. Chronic stress can double or even quadruple your risk of dementia! So if you are glum, stressed or burdened in any way, try one or more of these activities: spiritual programs (e.g., Bible studies or groups) counseling programs group activities regular out-of-the-home activities (movies, concerts, etc.) meeting new people Mental Activities The best preventative step that you can take to decrease your risk of dementia is mental stimulation. The more complex the activity, the better the stimulation. For example; while you are waiting in the doctor’s office, think of your trip there. What roads did you take? Which stop lights did you have to stop at? Name a song you heard on the radio? A variety of stimulation can help as well. Activities requiring organization or communication as well as multi-tasking are good. Keep your mind sharp with some of these activities:: • crossword or word search puzzles • memorization activities • games such as cards or dominoes • art or other classes • writing your own memoirs The term “use it or lose it” applies to your brain just as it does to your vacation benefits. Take some time for yourself with some fun and healthy activities so that you can remember and enjoy your golden years!

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Senior Living

Victory Gardens

by Kathleen Wilson, Director of Aging Services Inc.

From California to Florida, Americans plowed backyards, vacant lots, parks, baseball fields, and school yards to set out gardens. Children and adults fertilized, planted, weeded and watered in order to harvest an abundance of vegetables. The U. S. Department of Agriculture produced pamphlets to guide urban and suburban gardeners. Popular magazines and newspapers published helpful articles and patriotic posters urged participation. Neighborhood and community committees were formed with veteran gardeners guiding newcomers. These committees also helped with distribution of surplus food and the sharing of equipment. Many garden tools were made of steel, which was in short supply, so sharing between families was encouraged. Victory Gardens were promoted as family fun, as good healthy recreation for all ages. Gardens sprang up on farms, in backyards, and on city rooftops. Even window boxes were converted from flowers to vegetables. Communal gardens were common place. War plants often planted gardens on their properties for use in company cafeterias and school yard gardens provided fresh vegetables for school lunches. The Department of Agriculture and the War Production Board even prepared a special Victory Garden fertilizer for home use. The ideal Victory Garden produced vegetables in season and plenty to be preserved for winter. Women’s magazines published articles about how to can, store,

In addition to indirectly adding the food effort, these Victory Gardens were also considered a civil “Morale Booster” in that gardeners could feel empowered by their contribution of labor and rewarded by the produce grown. They produced a significant amount of healthy food, allowing agricultural produce to be used for the military and the Allies, and reducing the use of tin and transportation,. Despite rationing, the average American ate better during the war than before. The Victory Gardens were part of the reason. Whether they fought in the military or used ration coupons to buy food, everyone participated in the war effort. I remember hearing my grandmother and mother as they talked about the rationing and can even remember the area in my grandmother’s back yard that was used for her Victory Garden. At first the Department of Agriculture objected to Eleanor Roosevelt’s institution of a Victory Garden on the White House grounds, fearing that such a movement would hurt the food industry. Since the turn of the 21st century, interest in Victory Gardens has again grown. A campaign promoting such gardens has sprung up in the form of new Victory Gardens in public spaces. In March of 2009, First Lady Michelle Obama planted an 1,100 square food Kitchen Garden on the White House lawn, the first since Eleanor Roosevelt’s to raise awareness about healthy food and healthy eating. Now that spring has sprung, you might want to consider planting your own Victory Garden. Even just a tomato plant in a large flower pot can be a fun experience. You can watch your garden grow and enjoy the harvest of fresh home grown vegetables on your dinner table.

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Victory Gardens helped to ensure an adequate food supply for civilians and troops. Government agencies, private foundations, businesses, schools, and seed companies all worked together to provide land, instruction, and seeds for individuals & communities to grow food.

dry, pickle, and freeze the bounty. People were encouraged to share their surplus with others in their neighborhoods.

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For the average American during World War II, the Victory Garden was a practical way to contribute to the war effort. Some 20 million Victory Gardens, also known as “war gardens” or “food gardens for defense”, were planted in the US when the total US population was 132 million in 1940. By 1942, these little garden plots produced 40 percent of all vegetables consumed in the US. It is estimated that 9-10 million tons of vegetables were grown during the war.


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Calendar of Events & Performances ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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Owl Creek Vintage Market May 12-13 - 9am – 4 pm Outdoor 2-day sale on farmland in Wayne America! Admission is only $3 with vendors selling repurposed, unique, fabulous junk and architectural salvaged items. Food trucks will be available! Visit owlcreekvintagemarket.com for an application. Located in Wayne, America. I-35 to Wayne/Payne exit (86) an go 2.6 miles est to the 4-way stop.Follow signs to sale. facebook@ OwlCreekVintageMarket

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).

The Cultivated Connoisseur: Works on Paper from the Creighton Gilbert Bequest, Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Photography Gallery. On display 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. 103rd Annual School of Visual Arts Student Exhibtion, April 20 – May 14, 2017. This competitive juried show is held each spring and highlights the diverse works of art created by visual art students from the University of Oklahoma. Public Opening Reception will take place from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 20 in the Nancy Johnston Records Gallery. U. S. Army Jazz Ambassadors, Saturday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. Oklahoma City Community College presents the internationally acclaimed Jazz Ambassadors of Washington, DC in a free performance on Saturday, April 1, 7:30 P.M., in the OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center Theater. For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: http://tickets.occc.edu/upcoming-events or call (405) 682-7576. An Evening with Audra McDonald, Sunday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. Audra McDonald is unparalleled in the breadth and versatility of her artistry, as both a singer and an actress. For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: http://tickets.occc.edu/upcoming-events or call (405) 682-7576. OCCC’S Got Talent, Thursday, April 20 at 6:30 p.m. The Future Alumni Network at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) is proud to present the third annual "OCCC's Got Talent!," a performance showcase for the entire OCCC family and a fundraiser for OCCC student scholarships. Tickets are $11 online, $8 cash in advance, or $10 at the door. For more information, contact Randy Cassimus, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations and Community Development via email at rcassimus@occc. edu or visit www.occc.edu/talent. 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. Every ticket includes a 5 star Dinner, pre-show and our main show. One night, one stop, memories for a lifetime! Tickets include dinner and show. Call (405) 793-7779 for tickets.

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, April 21st. 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 at 301 NE 27th Street, just off I-35 South in Moore. CITY MEETINGS AND EVENTS • City Council Meetings, Monday, April 3 and 17 at 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. • Parks Board Meeting, Tuesday, April 3, 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. • Board of Adjustment Meeting, Tuesday, April 11, 5:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. • Planning Commission Meeting, Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. • Moore Economic Development Authority Meeting, Monday, April 17, 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Moore Easter Egg Scramble, Saturday, April 8, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Moore Easter Egg Scramble will be at Buck Thomas Park tomorrow starting at 10am and the hunts start at 10:30am. The location is at the football fields at Buck Thomas Park (on12th Street). In the event of a rain-out the event will be held at the Moore Community Center. Parents are asked to bring a basket or sack for their child and refrain from helping search for eggs. • City Wide Garage Sale, Thursday, April 27 through Sunday, April 30, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Earth Day Recycling Event, Saturday, April 29 form 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Moore Recycle Center, 220 N. Telephone Road. The schedule is for Paper Shredding: 8:00 a.m. – Noon, Electronics: 8:00 a.m. – Noon, and Glass: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00p.m. Normal Drive-Thru Hours: 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m. Items accepted daily include: plastics #1-7, aluminum, tin, cardboard and mixed fiber (newspaper, food boxes, etc.) *TV's larger than 32" will not be accepted. For more information call (405) 793-4373. Moore Arts and Crafts Festival, Saturday, April 29 form 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join us at the Moore Central Park Multi-Purpose Pavilion, 700 S. Broadway Ave for vendors selling their arts and crafts. For more information visit www.cityofmoore.com/centralpark or call 793-5090. COMMUNITY CONNECTION Adopt-A-Pet, Moore Animal Shelter, S-I35 Service Road. Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., closed on holidays. For additional information call (405) 793-5190. Big Trash Pick Up, Moore residents will be allowed two FREE big trash pick-ups a year and one free voucher to

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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.

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.

Neighborhood Watch Program, Moore Police Dept. is starting a Neighborhood Watch Program. If you’re interested in helping your neighborhood reduce crime, contact Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, (405) 793-4448.

Moore Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours, Thurday, April 13, at 8:00 a.m. at Antioch Christian Academy, 3616 SW 119th St. Visitmoorechamber.com

Grand Opening of The Magician Escape Game at Top Secret Escape Games, March 31 – April 2, 1550 S. Eastern Avenue. Top Secret Escape Games has quickly become one of the best escape games venues in all of Oklahoma. We are ready to do 1 better. Our newest creation 'The Magician Escape Game' will be the golden standard and the absolute best Escape Game anywhere in Oklahoma! $22 per player or $140 for a privately booked game of up to 8 players. For more information contact Tim at topsecretescapegames@gmail.com. South OKC Chamber presents Lunch and Learn: 7 Principles of Investing, Palooza, Tuesday, April 4 at the South OKC Chamber, 701 SW 74th St. Gain an understanding of the seven principles of financial disciplines, learn ways to protect your estate, and prepare for the future and where to begin investing. To RSVP, email angela@afginvest.com or call Angela O’Keefe at 405-361-4525. Bring your own lunch with you for this free seminar. MACU Dream Scholarship Gala, Thursday, April 6, 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall, 201 N. Walker Ave. MACU''s annual Dream Scholarship Gala helps raise necessary funds for all of our institutional scholarships—from academic to athletic! Seats are available for $150. Sponsorship opportunities are available beginning at $1,200. Thank you for your interest in the 2017 Dream Scholarship Gala. For more information contact Nevan Dauderman at 405-692-3191 or email advancement@macu.edu. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Seriously Fun Networking: St. Paddy’s Poker Run Event. Thursday, April 6 and 20, 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. For more information contact Event Coordinator and Co-Chair: Linda Richardson, HMI promos - Tel. 405-473-8008 Co-Chair: Karen Proctor, Village on the Park, 1515 Kingsridge Drive, Oklahoma City, OK 73170 - Tel. 405-692-8700 Spring Indoor Garage Sale at the Southwest OKC Public Library, Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9, 2201 SW 134th St. The Indoor Garage Sale will first be opened to SOKC Friends members on Friday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to noon. The sale will then open to the public from noon to 7 p.m. This is a come-and-go event. Can't make it Friday? Visit the sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., or Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Cash or check only. No registration required. If you are interested in joining the Friends or to learn more info call (405) 979-2200. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Dream Team Networking Group, Wednesday, April 12, 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

Moore Chamber of Commerce Networking Lunch, Tuesday, April 11, 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 Lunch, Wednesday, April 19, at 8:15 a.m. at the Moore Chamber of Commerce, 305 W. Main. Cost is $10. Visit moorechamber.com/ to register. Moore Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast, Thursday, April 20 at 8:00 a.m. at the Moore Chamber of Commerce, 305 W. Main. Cost is $8. Visit moorechamber. com/ to register. Moore Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Thursday, April 20, at 5:00 p.m. at Moore Funeral & Cremation, 400 SE 19th St. Visit moorechamber.com/ for more information. Leadership Moore Graduation, Tuesday, April 25, at 6:00 p.m. Visit moorechamber.com/ for more information. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Fourth Friday Tasting by Nosh at Catering Creations Restaurant, Friday, April 28, 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. FITNESS AND DANCE CLASSES Bootcamps: •Morning Bootcamp is available at First Moore Baptist Church every Mon, Wed and Friday at 10:00 a.m. Ages 13 and up. The class is $2. Call (405) 793-2600 for e info. •Evening Bootcamp is available at First Moore Baptist Church every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Ages 13 and up. The class is $2. Call (405) 793-2600 for info. 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 to fiftyonefiftybjj@yahoo.com. 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.


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Uniforms available at a discounted rate. Call (405) 7932600 for more information. Morning Fitness, First Moore Baptist Church, every Monday at 9:00 a.m. Ages 40 and up preferred. The class is $2. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Christian Life Center Zumba, Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at the Christian Life Center is at 201 W. Main St. $3/class. KIDS’ CORNER Orr Family Farm Super Hero Party and Once Upon a Time Princess Party Calling all superheroes and princesses in April! The Orr Family Farm at 14400 S. Western is hosting two unique events that encourage imagination in kids and adults. The Super Hero Party will take place on April 1 with two available times: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Once Upon a Time Princess Party will be held on April 8th with two available times: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to wear their own superhero or princess costumers and will enjoy a meet-and-greet with their favorite characters. Pizza, punch, cookies, and a candy bar will be provided. Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased in advance. They can be purchased online at orrfamilyfarm.com and include general admission to Orr Family Farm for the day. Availability is limited. For event booking details or tours, please call 405-799-3276. 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 can be found at 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 United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. Girl Scouts Meetings, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. 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. YMCA Before and After School Care, Moore Community Center. Call (405) 378-0420 for more information. 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. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City. •First Moore Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery, Thursday nights, 6:30 p.m., First Moore Baptist Church, 301 NE 27th Street. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Support and help for those struggling with addiction. •Fresh Start Community Church Celebrate Recovery 12 Step Program, Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m., 309 N Eastern. Call (405) 794-7313 for more information. Dementia/Alzheimer’s Support Group, Village on the Park, 1515 Kingsridge, Oklahoma City. Contact Karen Proctor at (405) 692-8700 for meeting times and details. Divorce Care, First Moore Baptist Church, Wednesday nights, 6:15 p.m., 301 NE 27th Street. Support group for those going through a divorce. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Grief Share Support Group, First Moore Baptist Church, every Monday night at 6:30 p.m., 301 N.E. 27th Street. Support group for individuals and family members struggling with life events such as death, divorce, and disappointments and learning healthy ways to cope with life. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Grief Share Support Group, Fresh Start Community Church, every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., 309 N. Eastern, Moore, Fresh Start Community Church Fireside 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.

SERVICE, CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS Meg’s Miracles Inaugural Event Saturday April 15th, from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Old School Business Center, 201 N. Broadway. This is the kickoff for a new charity that’s partnering with the Moore Public Schools Foundation to provide grants for special education and early childhood teachers in Moore. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. the event will feature a series of videos, speeches, raffles, and more to help celebrate the start of this new organization. The “after party” runs from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and features a live performance by Supersonic Love club. Wine and beer will be served along with appetizers from Two Olives and Chick-fil-A. For more information contact Whitney Decker by phone at 405-640-9168 or email at deckerwhit@gmail.com. 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.

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.

Moore Rotary Club, Wednesdays at Moore Chamber of Commerce. Moore Rotary Club is a civic organization dedicated to contributing and volunteering community.

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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.

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 the program each month. For more information, contact Mary at (405) 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. 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.

The Oklahoma Women Veterans Organization, the third Saturday during the months of February, April, June, August, October and December, 11:00 a.m., Sunnylane Family Reception Center, 3900 SE 29th St., Del City. If you need directions, call (405) 445-7040. South Oklahoma City Rotary Club, every Friday, 12:00 p.m., Southwest Integris Cancer Center, SW 44th St. and S. Western, Oklahoma City. A civic organization dedicated to contributing and volunteering in our community. VFW Bruce January Post 8706 Auxiliary will have its first meeting at the Lynlee Mae Chapel, 507 E. Main St. Meeting time is 7pm For the institution of the VFW Auxiliary and election of officers, Joyce Caldwell, Department President will be at the meeting. Info: call Judith Lewis at 405-300-9244 or email flowergirl9806@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 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, (405)7939069, Brand Center. The Hugs Project, a non-profit organization, puts together care packages for our troops in the Middle East. For more information, call (405) 651-8359 or TheHugsProject@cox.net. Moore Food Resource Center, a part of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, allows volunteers to help fight hunger in Moore. Volunteers at the Moore Food Resource Center will assist with a variety of tasks, including serving as client shopper helpers, assisting with loading and unloading vehicles, sorting and shelving food items and cleaning. The Moore Food Resource Center is located at 2635 N. Shields. For more information on becoming a volunteer, contact Alex Strout at astrout@regionalfoodbank.org or (405) 600-3186. Oklahoma Ducks Unlimited. Volunteering for Ducks Unlimited is a great way to have fun, meet new people and support Ducks Unlimited’s critical waterfowl habitat conservation mission. For more information about volunteering, please contact Mr. Nathan Johnson, Regional Director for Oklahoma Ducks Unlimited at (405) 315-0093 or Mr. Randall Cole at (479) 220-9735. Serve Moore. Are you looking for a way to help others? Serve Moore is looking for volunteers to help with disaster relief and renewal projects. If you would like to volunteer or need volunteer help, visit 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 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.

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

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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 YOUTH SPORT CLASSES BASKETBALL & ME Introduce yourself and your Toddler to the great game of Basketball. WHEN: May 6th - June 24th Sat. Mornings (8 Classes) July 1st - August 19th Saturday Mornings (8 Classes) TIME: 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. & 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Gym AGES: 2-4 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: 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 DESCRIPTION: Yell It Loud! Yell It Proud! Join us for this fun and engaging class that will introduce your child into the sport of cheerleading. WHEN: May 6th - June 24th Sat. Mornings (8 Classes) July 1st - August 19th Saturday Mornings (8 Classes) TIME: 11:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Gym AGES: 4-8 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: 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 This is a class where we combine Ballet, Tap, and Jazz throughout the class so the student can get an even mix of the 3 styles of dance. WHEN: May 3rd - May 24th Wed. 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: 6:30 P.M - 7:15 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 4-8 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: 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/session - INSTRUCTOR: Amy Shipman HIP HOP/JAZZ DANCE CLASS This uses popular and current music the kids will know and recognize to learn dances and choreography with different elements. Age appropriate music that is clean and not derogatory All Classes will have a Recital. Recitals are to be determined. 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: 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

BABY BALLET Without mom and dad, the child gets to learn the basics of Ballet through music, movement, and balance. 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: 18 months - 3 year olds

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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 TODDLER DANCE CLASS Toddler will learn the basics of Dance all while having fun and making new friends in the process. All Classes will have a Recital. Recitals are to be determined. WHEN: May 3rd - May 24th Wed. 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: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 3-5 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: 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

YOUTH ART CLASSES BEADS & STRINGS In this class you will create, make, mold and build different art using beads and string. WHEN: Apr 3rd - Apr 25th Mon. & Tues. Nights (8 Classes) Sept. 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 PERIOD: January 15th - April 2nd FEE: $55 INSTRUCTOR: Tara Kerby YOUTH CLAY WORKS & CRAFTS In this class you will create, make, mold and 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: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 3-5 and 6-12 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: July 1st - October 1st FEE: $55 INSTRUCTOR: Tara Kerby YOUTH ARTS & CRAFTS A class where kids use their imagination in a variety of different ways, making a variety of projects they can take home. WHEN: 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: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 3-5 and 6-12 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: May 1st - August 6th For August Classes FEE: $55 per Session INSTRUCTOR: Tara Kerby ALL ABOARD KIDS CLUB: ARTS-CRAFTS-BOARD GAMES SUMMER BREAK Dates: May 26th - August 18th (M-F) Time: 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.

SPECIAL INTEREST CLASSES MARTIAL ARTS Whether your interest is to be become more knowledgeable in self defense, karate, judo or you just want to be in better physical health try our Martial Arts Class. WHEN: April 4th - April 25th, Tuesday Nights (4 Classes)...

...May 2nd - May 24th, Tuesday Nights (4 Classes) June 6th - June 28th, Tuesday Nights (4 Classes) TIME: 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: Youth & Adults 5+ REGISTRATION: 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 Ever thought about learning how to play guitar but just never got around to it? Well now is your opportunity to do so. Learn how to count music, read music, and even play some songs in this class. It is recommended to bring a guitar but it is not a requirement. WHEN: March 5th - April 20th July 6th - August 24th TIME: 7:30 P.M. - 8:45 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 12+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: January 15th - March 4th March 1st - July 5th FEE: $65 per session GRILL MASTER 101 Summer Time brings Sun, Fun, and BBQ. Ever wanted to show off for your friends and family by being the very best grill master known around town? Now you can. In this class you will learn how to prepare and grill your favorite meats. All foods and supplies are included in the price. 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 When you join The Station, you will receive a free fitness orientation with one of our certified staff members. During the fitness orientation you will learn how to use the fitness equipment for your needs, set personal goals to achieve a healthy lifestyle and learn how fitness is fun. 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: April 7th, and May 5th TIME: 6:00 P.M - 10:00 P.M. (cont...) ...WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room & Child Watch Room AGES: 3 Years-11 Years Old REGISTRATION PERIOD: August 1st through the first day before Parentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 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 9:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M. - Activity Room Educational Activity/Movie Schedule Subject to Change

FAMILY FUN EVENTS PING PONG MANIA Whether you want to play just for fun or have a more competitive game, this is for you. Our team will also have a tutorial on how to play. WHEN: May 25th, June 22nd, Sept. 21st, October 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 PERIOD: No Registration free to come COST: Free FAMILY GAME NIGHT Open for families of all ages with a variety of different games from Monopoly to games like Go Fish & Ping Pong. WHEN: April 27th, July 27th, August 24th TIME: 7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: Children 6 & Under must be accompanied by an Adult. COST: Free REGISTRATION PERIOD: No Registration free to come INSTRUCTOR: The Station Staff

EDUCATION CLASSES SPANISH 4 ADULTS Learn Spanish for beginners. Adult classes will teach the basics of understanding and being able to use basic Spanish in the real world. WHEN: May 1st - June 26th Every Monday Night (8 Classes) No Classes May 29th (Memorial Day) September 6th - October 25th Every Wed. (8 Classes) TIME: 6:15 P.M. - 7:15 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 6-13 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: March 1st - April 30th July 1st - September 5th COST: $65 per session INSTRUCTOR: Rocie Petchprom SPANISH 4 KIDS Spanish for beginners. 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 PERIOD: March 1st - April 30th July 1st - September 5th COST: $85 per session INSTRUCTOR: Rocie Petchprom SIGN LANGUAGE Sign Language is a system of communication using visual gestures and signs. In this class you will learn the basics of how to use and interpret sign language. WHEN: July 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 PERIOD: April 1st - July 10th INSTRUCTOR: Torie Sangie

DOG TRAINING CLASSES PUPPY CLASS Build a strong relationship with your puppy based on trust and cooperation. WHEN: May 13th - June 17th Sat. Mornings (6 Classes) July 15th - August 19th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes0 September 9th - October 14th Sat. 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 PERIOD: 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 WHEN: May 13th - June 17th Sat. Mornings (6 Classes) July 15th - August 19th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) Sept. 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 PERIOD: 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 REGISTRATION TYPE: 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. Fun class. Class varies each time. WHEN: July 5th - August 23rd TIME: 7:30 P.M. - 8:45 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: Adults 18+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: April 1st - July 4th FEE: $55 per session or $8 per class INSTRUCTOR: Claudia Clark ADULT SWING DANCING Learn how to Swing Dance and the many variations of Swing Dancing and before you know it you will be able to scoot across the dance floor like a pro. WHEN: May 3rd - June 21st Wednesday Nights ( 8 Classes) Sept. 6th - October 25th Wednesday Nights (8 Classes) TIME: 7:30 P.M - 9:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: Adults 15+ REGISTRATION : March 1st - May 2nd For May & June Classes - July 1st - September 5th For Sept. & Oct. Classes FEE: $55 per session or $8 per class INSTRUCTOR: Bob Gates

ADULT ART CLASSES ADULT MORNING PAINTING & DRAWING CLASS Use several drawing media and various techniques in this class. All supplies included. Class taught by a certified art instructor. WHEN: April 10th - May 15th Mon. Mornings (6 Classes) August 14th - Sept 25th Monday Mornings (6 Classes) No Class on September 4th-Labor Day TIME: 10:30 A.M - 12:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station 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 March and June Classes INSTRUCTOR: Donna Barnard 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: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 15+ REGISTRATION: Through April 2nd For April Classes April 1st - July 9th For June Classes FEE: $55 per session for March and June Classes INSTRUCTOR: Donna Barnard ADULT JEWELRY CLASS Learn how to make all types of jewelry such as Necklaces, Earrings and Bracelets. WHEN: May 1st - May 22nd Monday Nights (4 Classes) TIME: 7:30 P.M. - 8:45 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: March 1st - April 30th FEE: $55 per session INSTRUCTOR: Tara Thompson

SPRING ADULT TOURNAMENTS ADULT SINGLES TENNIS TOURNAMENT SIGN-UPS: 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 TYPE: 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 TYPE: 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.

Website: cityofmoore.com/centralpark Phone Number: (405) 793-5090 Registration website: cityofmoore.com/fun

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OKC’S Fishmonger Urges Oklahoma City: “Love Your Heart, Eat Your Seafood” During National Nutrition Month by Katie Roberts Oklahoma City, OK — When you hear “National Nutrition Month,” seafood may not be the first thing that comes to mind—but soon, it might. Local non-profit Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) and Oklahoma City Fishmonger DeLancey Miller have teamed up to make a splash in OKC's diet. The partnership began in 2015 when SNP launched a three-year public health education campaign to spread the word about the tasty benefits of adding seafood to the diet to reduce risks of heart disease and become heart healthy. According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one killer in Oklahoma, a disease that can be largely prevented simply by selecting, preparing, and consuming healthy foods. Cooking is a delicious and nutritious way to love on your heart, which is a mission Miller has personally taken on the last several years in this land-locked state both through his job at U.S. Foods and through his community service. “Working with SNP is a natural fit for

me,” said DeLancey. “Their mission is something I’ve been passionate about for a long, long time. I think OKC is ready for seafood, ready for progress, and ready to get healthier. We highlight National Nutrition Month as a way to get people talking.” The U.S. Department of Agriculture and Health & Human Services recommends at least two servings of seafood each week, but only one in 10 Americans currently follow this guideline, a huge gap that the SNP hopes to close. “Our diets affect our health more than anything else,” said SNP Field Director Katie Roberts. “That’s why we’re encouraging Oklahomans to take the Healthy Heart Pledge, a way to love your heart by eating your seafood twice a week.” Keep an eye out for this dynamic duo as they continue to collaborate, participate, and host community-focused events and activities. Take the Healthy Heart Pledge at

www.seafoodnutrition.org.

About Seafood Nutrition Partnership Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the U.S. building awareness of the health and nutritional benefits of seafood. SNP is addressing the country’s public health crisis through education programs that inspire Americans to incorporate more seafood and omega-3s into their diets for improved health as per USDA Dietary Guidelines. In October 2015, SNP launched a national public health education campaign, which included Oklahoma City as one of its target markets. For more information, visit SeafoodNutrition.org. Scientific Report of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Committee. Accessed 8/6/15: http://www.health.gov/dietaryguidelines/ 2015-scientific-report/

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Keep it Local: Reflexions Spa By Donna Walker Who doesn’t love feeling refreshed, restored and rejuvenated? After experiencing various spa treatments herself, this became the mantra that motivated Betheny Grove to pursue a career as an aesthetician and open her own spa. “I was 26 when I received my first permanent eyeliner… I decided from then on that I wanted to put my own mark on the world and assist people in realizing that there's beauty in simplicity.” Today, Grove is the owner of Reflexions Medical Spa, where she is a certified professional in permanent makeup, aesthetics, Botox/fillers and blade tapp microblading. She is also a certified Aesthetician with Image Skin Care and offers designer peels for every skin type. “From the moment you step into the spa, you are greeted with oneon-one individualized attention that caters to your every need,” said Grove. “You receive a personalized experience at Reflexions Medical Spa, inclusive with Aromatherapy and Essential Oils. Our goal is to exceed the customer's expectations and offer amenities you wouldn’t normally receive.” Reflexions also offers services and amenities not found in most spas. One such service found here is the exclusive prenatal massage pillow treatment. This service is provided by Licensed Massage Therapist Angie Spoon. Additional services offered at Reflexions range from specialized treatments as microblading, permanent makeup and scar

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removal, to more common salon services including, hair color, cuts, waxing, manicures, pedicures and spray tanning. Massage services include Swedish, deep-tissue and hot-stone methods.

illustrated in her growing list of satisfied clientele. Perhaps the best proof of her success, however, is the fact that her family moved here from Texas and is now among her regular, happy customers.

Reflexions Medical Spa strives for 100% customer satisfaction and 5-star ratings, and although they opened a mere two months ago, the accolades from happy, satisfied clients are already pouring in.

“It’s a dream to accommodate them with the services my spa offers," Grove shared.

Tonie Jordan is one such happy customer. She has received facials as well as eyeliner and brow services from Grove. “Betheny is very professional with all of these procedures, and I am very pleased with all of her work. She does exceptional work... I can't wait to get my next facial in her beautiful new spa," said Jordan. Trisha Gee is also another regular who is consistently pleased with the services she received at Reflexions. “This is my first facial, and I already love the results,” said Gee. “My skin feels tighter, and my makeup goes on smoother. Can't wait for my next one in 28 days!” “It’s all about providing the most personal care. It's important to me to provide skincare options that are a healthy alternative to Botox and fillers. We need to love our skin we’re in and take care of what’s been given to us.” Grove’s hospitality and keen attention to customer satisfaction were founded in her Bachelor of Science degree in hospitality from Oklahoma State University and are

The team that helps Grove keep customers happy includes Yadira Pedezre, Jessica Brody and Angie Spoon. Pedezre is a licensed cosmetologist offering men, women’s and children haircuts and color as well as face waxing, manicures and pedicures. Brody is a licensed aesthetician offering facials, chemical peels, spray tans and eyelash extensions. Spoon is a licensed massage therapist who offers Swedish, deep-tissue, prenatal and hot-stone massages. So, if you need a little “me” time or simply want some pampering, call Reflexions Medical Spa at (405) 234-6756. Their hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. They are located at 14800 S Western in Oklahoma City.


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Moore Entrepreneurs How can I find and groom a right-hand person to increase my capacity? If you have ambition and want to grow, you will eventually need help. By surrounding yourself with people you can rely on, you will be able to identify the "classic" right-hand person who shares your vision and presents a realistic way of achieving it. The role of the right-hand person is to add a different perspective, gain an edge, get things done and even smooth over awkward situations. Their duties, in some way, complement the leader’s tasks and activities. Ideally, they bring strengths to the table that support and compensate for areas where the entrepreneur might be weak. Trust is imperative. The one who fits the role will be someone you can trust almost implicitly. Often it is someone with whom you have a history and who you know well. Look around at the people with whom you currently work. Observe who has the confidence and ability to support you without their ego getting in the way. It is a quality that only a few people have, and it is easy to overlook. Here are some clues to finding the ideal right-hand person: • Many right-hand people direct from the sidelines, helping you avoid problems that are sometimes not obvious when you are in the thick of it. Chosen badly, the right-hand person can make you look weak and diminish your ranking.

• Given they are loyal and complimentary to you (not a replica), then your right-hand person has to be competent. Nothing will undermine your position as quickly as and more fundamentally than employing a favorite who is simply not up to the job. • Your right-hand person does not seek the limelight. They are a behind-thescenes type who gets things done. Choosing a competent candidate for the job will make your job infinitely easier, and eventually, you may pass on more responsibility. • This person can act as a go-between for management and other employees, as well as a manager in his own right, depending on how you choose. • Choose someone who takes a genuine interest in the business and is eager to learn. A right-hand employee working as a second-in-command must know about the day-to-day management decisions that keep an organization running to be effective. By being aware of all the different facets of the company, the right-hand employee can identify issues that need to be handled directly by the Executive Leader. • Set a clear and consistent precedent for making decisions. If your right-hand employee functions as a second-incommand, you will want their choices to mirror yours, or at least be in line with your vision for your organization. A consistent process for making decisions will also enable your right-hand employee to communicate those decisions to

other employees in an efficient manner. • Select someone you and your other employees trust and respect. If managed well, a right-hand employee can keep an organization running smoothly and relieve you of non-critical decision-making responsibilities. Employees may feel more comfortable bringing issues and suggestions to a fellow employee, thereby creating an effective line of communication in a company. Encouraging these professional relationships will lead to a more cohesive business. It is better to have no righthand person than someone who is simply not good enough. Rely on those around you who

are trustworthy and good at their jobs to help you carry the load while you seek the ideal right-hand person. Finding that person should almost be an evolution rather than a direct 'find.' Finding a great right-hand person does not happen overnight. They must earn the position – and this takes time and investment of effort.

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Ask the Tax Guy! Dear Tax Guy: I know April is tax deadline, but I have a non-tax question. What can you tell me about retirement for singles? A Single-and-not-sure-what’sdown-the-road Reader Dear Single: Like most things, proper planning and situational awareness will be key. Tax people aren’t all about just taxes, even though this time of year it may feel like that. I am watching more and more of my clients, retire, some single, some not. As America’s demographics change, more and more people are single as they head into retirement. Rather than try to tackle all retirement issues for all of retirement, I want to address just that first little bit of retirement – the right before and the right after.

Do you have a support network? Out-patient procedures often require someone to drive you home after. But, much of life is dependent on our attitude. Friends, family, neighbors – they can help us see the bright side, the realistic side, you get the picture. Similarly, what is your social life going to be like? Even with Facebook, Twitter, etc., many people still get the bulk of their social needs and social reinforcement from their work lives and workmates. Could you take college classes, free classes at the library? Could you volunteer? I have a client who has taken on temporary foster care in her early retirement. She wanted to give back and make a difference for very vulnerable kids. Single people are used to living alone. But, there is a growing movement of a group of single people living together in a group setting. As the level of income

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goes down, maybe splitting housing costs might make sense. If your income will allow, be willing to travel by yourself. By cultivating a sense of adventure and prior planning, you can take trips to places and experience events you have been putting off. One last, huge tip: maximize your Social Security benefits. How? Social Security benefits are based on your highest 35 years of earnings. Many people, especially women, have zeros in some of those years. The longer you can work, the greater the figured monthly benefit as earnings in current years replace the years in which you no earnings or smaller earnings. And, the longer you can put off taking social security, the greater the amount you will receive. Waiting until age 70 instead of taking at age 62 allows you to have 76% more monthly benefit. Of course, fam-

ily situations, personal health, etc. figure into when to retire and take social security. My dad didn’t have a choice. His heart condition forced early retirement. So, if you have to make financial moves that aren’t ‘savvy,’ don’t beat yourself up. Do the best you can when you can. Hope this helps. Bon voyage as you head into retirement.

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Moore Schools Superintendent Wins Award for Excellence

By Rob Morris

The Oklahoma Foundation for

a massive F5 tornado plowed through

Excellence has announced that Dr.

Moore, killing seven students, leveling

Robert Romines is the winner of its

two schools and damaging buildings

2017 Oklahoma Medal for Excellence

throughout the district.

awards in the Elementary/Secondary

“His ability to shoulder the grief and

Administration category. Romines

devastation while leading thousands

began his career with the Moore district

through a time of uncertainty and then

as a fifth-grade teacher in 1994 and

accelerated growth and renewal was

served in many administrative roles

nothing short of miraculous,” said

before becoming superintendent in May

Moore Economic Development Director

2013. He leads the third largest district in

Deidre Ebrey.

the state, serving 24,400 students at 35 school sites.

Former colleague Ann Caine, who was Stillwater superintendent at the

“We know that education is the best

time, said she could only imagine the

investment Oklahoma can make in its

challenges Romines faced as he raced to

future,” said David L. Boren, founder and

school sites, met grieving families, and

chairman of the Oklahoma Foundation

worked with media and staff. “He never

for Excellence, a non-profit organiza-

complained about how tired he was or

tion that recognizes and encourages

the difficulties he was facing,” Caine said.

academic excellence in the state’s public

“His comments focused on what else he

schools. “By honoring these exceptional

could be doing.”

educators, we are sending a message that Oklahomans deeply value excellence in

In the face of other challenges –

public schools and the professionals who

such as state cuts in education funding

have given so much of themselves to

and increased emphasis on testing

enrich the lives of our children.”

– Romines surveyed staff across the district about their concerns and took

Romines has been praised for

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a proactive stance by creating a video,

his compassionate leadership,

“Breaking the Silence.” Viewed by more

community relationships and strong

than 200,000 on social media and

communications skills in helping lead

other venues, the video shared the joys

the district through some of its most

and frustrations of Moore teachers and

difficult challenges. Just one week after

became a tool for advocating for public

assuming the role of superintendent,

education with legislators and other key


has been decreased and the teacher

nology Center, OKLAHOMA CITY, sec-

evaluation system has been revised. “It

ondary teaching; Antoinette Castillo,

was amazing for me to see how much

professor of humanities, Rose State

teachers appreciated how Robert went

College, MIDWEST CITY, community

to bat for them,” Caine said.

college/regional university teaching; and Dr. Allen Hertzke, David Ross Boyd

Romines was also recognized for his

Professor of Political Science, Univer-

outreach efforts, from videos and social

sity of Oklahoma, NORMAN, research

media to student and community

university teaching.

advisory committees, to communicate the good things happening in Moore

In addition to presenting the Medal

Public Schools and to engage the

for Excellence awards, the Oklahoma

community in the district’s progress.

Foundation for Excellence will honor

“The positivity and overwhelming spirit

100 of Oklahoma’s top public high

of optimism is profound within Moore

school seniors as Academic All-Staters

Schools, and I believe it has everything

at its May 20 banquet. The Academic

to do with Dr. Romines’ leadership,”

Awards Banquet is open to the public,

Ebrey said.

with admission priced at $50. The awards ceremony will be televised

The awards will be presented at

statewide by OETA, the Oklahoma

the foundation’s 31st annual Academic

Educational Television Authority, at

Awards Banquet on May 20 at the

8 p.m. May 27. For more information,

Renaissance Tulsa Convention Center.

call the Foundation for Excellence

Each of the five winners will receive

office at (405) 236-0006 or visit its

a $5,000 cash prize and a glass “Roots

website at ofe.org.

and Wings” sculpture, designed by the late Oklahoma artist Ron Roberts and produced by Jim Triffo of Oklahoma City. Other Medal for Excellence winners and their award categories are: Jane Williams, Centennial Elementary School, EDMOND, elementary teach-

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Richie Splitt, President & CEO NRHS Norman Regional Health System is proud to be your hometown healthcare provider. The health and well-being of you and your loved ones is important to us which is why we offer everything from 24-hour, prevention and wellness screenings to help with early disease detection and treatment. Norman Regional now offers heart and lung scans at our conveniently located Norman Regional Moore and HealthPlex locations. These quick, non-invasive scans use a computed tomography, CT, machine to give physicians a look at your body including your heart and lungs. The painless test can help diagnose diseases such as heart disease and cancer as well as determine its severity. These scans are primarily for

The heart scan, or cardiac scoring, can help determine your likelihood of developing heart disease. Cardiac scoring checks for calcium buildup in your blood vessels which can lead to hardening of the arteries. Our highly trained radiologist will analyze the images taken during the exam and will compile a detailed report that can be sent to your primary care physician. If you don’t have a primary care physician our Community Call Center is available to help you find one. This service is free to the community and available by calling 405-307-3176. The lung scan is a low-dose CT scan of the chest area which screens for lung cancer. A radiologist reviews the images produced by the scan and the patient is notified of any abnormal findings by our specialized nurse navigator to help guide you through the follow-up process. Norman Regional’s comprehensive lung services also include boardcertified pulmonologists and interventional pulmonologists. If you or a loved one have a finding on a lung screening, our team is available to provide follow-up care and treatment including biopsies. If the findings are normal, you will receive a letter with your results which you can share with your primary care provider. This screening also provides a baseline or point of reference for additional test you may need throughout your life. Peace of mind is priceless. Call 405-307-2270 today to schedule your $79 heart and lung scan.

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Quackers Author: Liz Wong Illustrated by: Liz Wong Review by: Elaine Harrod, Children’s Library Associate, Moore Public Library Quackers is a funny and sweet story about differences and acceptance. Quackers is a cat who “knows” that he is a duck! He lives in the pond, and everyone he knows is a duck! Sometimes he feels like he doesn’t fit in with the other ducks. Communication is difficult, the food is not yummy, and getting wet is a real bummer! One day Quackers meets a “strange duck” (another cat), and he realizes they have a lot in common. Now Quackers spends time with both the ducks at the pond and the cats on the farm. He just loves being Quackers!

Quackers by Liz Wong is geared for children ages 3-7, in preschool to second grade. Liz Wong was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she spent her early childhood climbing mango trees and painting. The illustrations in Quackers are created digitally and with watercolor. We are so excited about ducks this spring here at the Moore Public Library, where we will be hatching duck eggs. They will arrive mid-April and be in the Children’s Department for about a month. Come visit the library and see our duckling eggs in the incubator, check in as they hatch, and meet them after they have hatched. We also will have a Duckling Story Time April 18 and a Duckling Birthday Story Time May 16. Both programs will begin at 10 a.m. and families will enjoy learning about ducks through stories, songs, flannel boards and crafts. Please feel free to visit the Children’s Desk or call us at 793-4347 with any questions. Our website address is pioneerlibrarysystem.org/moore.

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March: Book Three Author: John Lewis, Andrew Aydin Illustrator: Nate Powell Genre: Graphic Novel Biography Publisher: Top Shelf Productions Reviewer: Molly Dettmann, Information Services, Moore Public Library

It’s the book that everyone has been talking about. Winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature and countless others, the third and final volume of the March Trilogy brings to life the story of a living Civil Rights icon, John Lewis. March: Book Three is filled with so much emotional intensity, you might have to read this one a little at a time.

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Lewis and co-author and congressional aide, Andrew Aydin, do not hold back, and with the graphic novel format, illustrated by Nate Powell, you’ll see what the Student NonViolent Coordinating Committee went through just to earn the right to vote. From the Birmingham church bombing to the Selma to Montgomery march known as “Bloody Sunday,” you’ll be fascinated to learn more about these historic moments during the Civil Rights Movement. These are pages filled with the heartache, struggle, and peaceful protests that still resulted in vicious beatings and even the loss of lives of African American all so that they could just be treated equally among their white peers. March: Book Three, it's a stirring and emotional read that will have you thinking about it for years to come. You don’t have to have read volumes 1 and 2 to get the full effect of volume 3, but the library’s got you covered with several copies of them all.


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Beginners Tai Chi – Arthritis and Fall Prevention: April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 at 9 a.m. Intermediate Tai Chi – Arthritis and Fall Prevention: April 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29 at 10 a.m. VITA Tax Preparation: April 1, 5, 8, 12, and 15 at 10 a.m. Plant Swap: April 1 at Noon Beginners Yoga: April 3, 10, 17. 24 at 6 p.m. Zumba: April 6, 13, 20, 28 at 6 p.m. Argentine Tango: April 7 at 6 p.m. Teen Remote Control Airplanes: April 13 at 3 p.m. Library closed: April 16 On the Same Page Book Discussion: April 17 at 5:30 p.m. Professional Skills: April 18 at 6 p.m. Resume Reviews for Success: April 19 at 6 p.m. Teen Sewing Workshop: April 29 at 10 a.m.

Southwest Oklahoma City Children Family Story Time and Craft: April 3 and 10 -- 10 and 11 a.m. Baby Lapsit: April 4 and 11 -- 10 a.m. Lego Quest: April 4 at 4:30 p.m. Toddler Story Time and Play: April 6 at 10 and 11 a.m. Homeschool Engineering: April 6 at 2 p.m. After School Kids: Bugs: April 6 and 20 at 4:30 p.m. Minecraft Survival: April 7 and 21 at 5 p.m. Family Play Time/la hora de jugar en familia: April 8, 2 p.m. TweenScene: Martial Arts with All-American Martial Arts: April 11, 4:30 p.m. Wizard/Star Wars Party: April 13, 4:30 p.m. Minecraft Creative: April 14 and 28 at 5 p.m. Library closed: April 16 TLC: Caterpillars and Butterflies: April 19, 10 a.m. TweenScene: WeDo Lego Robotics: April 25, 4:30 p.m.

Teen/Adult Come and Go Knitting Group: April 1 at 10 a.m. Tai Chi for All Ages: April 3, 10, 17 and 24 at 6 p.m. Pilates on the Patio: April 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 6 p.m. Spring Indoor Garage Sale: April 7, 8, and 9 at Noon Gardening Series: Xeriscaping: April 13 at 6:30 p.m. Penn Avenue Literary Society: April 13 at 6:30 p.m. Library closed: April 16 Immigration and Citizenship Forum: April 25 at 7 p.m. Preparing Your Pets for Storm Season: April 27 at 6:30 p.m. Volunteer Opportunities Fair: April 29 at 1 p.m.

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Preschool Story Time: April 4, 11, and 25 at 10 a.m. Girls Who Code: April 4, 11, 18, and 25 at 3:30 p.m. Barks, Books and Buddies: April 4 at 6:30 p.m. Lapsit Story Time: April 5, 12, 19, and 26 at 10 and 10:45 a.m. Kids Club: April 10 at 4:30 p.m. Viva GLARt at the Moore Food & Resource Center: April 12 at 11 a.m. Pre-K Play: April 13 and 27 at 10 a.m. Read, Create and Play: April 15 at 10 a.m. Library closed: April 16 Duckling Story Time: April 18 at 10 a.m. Sensory Story Time: April 19, 4 p.m. Tween Scene: Stop Motion Animation: April 24, 4:30 p.m. Red Cross Pillowcase Project: Disaster Preparedness: April 28, 4:30 p.m.


Keep it Local: All About Cha LOCAL

By Donna Walker AA Milne was once quoted saying, “A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea, which is one you forget about afterward.” Tea lovers and coffee connoisseurs would agree, the perfect brew is nirvana, and not-soonto-be-forgotten. Since All About Cha opened last April, finding that fresh, clean cup of tea or smooth cappuccino in Moore has never been easier. Not only will you find the perfect hot beverage, but you'll also discover a great gathering place and unique dining spot for friends and family. All About Cha serves traditional and elegant tea and coffee drinks prepared by professionals in espresso, green tea, black tea and Chinese tea. The tea menu offers such classics as Darjeeling and Oolong, various Korean teas, unique flower tea blends, along with Puer, green and black teas. In addition, new blends are regularly handcrafted in search of unique tastes for special offerings. The extensive coffee menu includes assorted varieties of Cappuccinos, Lattes, Espressos, Macchiatos and Americanos. In all, there are hundreds of drink options available with the customizable mixing, matching, custom syrups and new offerings that regularly pop up on the menu. With dozens of personalized drinks to choose from, even those picky patrons will find a brew to suit their appetites. Still, the choices can be delightfully overwhelming. Never fear, All About Cha’s Helen Lee and her son Joseph are there to assist you. Simply describe your favorite tastes or avenues of adventure and Jo-

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seph or one of the skilled baristas will create a tasty, savory drink for you. “The ultimate cup of coffee is much more than the perfect combination of milk, espresso and foam," said Joseph. “One little thing can ruin the entire drink. It's all in the details. Only a masterful, expert barista perfectly steams the milk at the optimal temperature and handles the beans in just the right way to create the most delicious and beautifully presented drink,” he added. Time is another necessary element in creating the ideal beverage. The best hot drinks require time. Time to create. Time to engage the senses. Time to experience. All About Cha is not your typical speedy coffee house or donut shop down the street. At All About Cha, you can expect to receive a good experience. Pure, quality ingredients are the final factor necessary in creating the perfect drink. “The beans that we use for our espresso is an 80-20 Arabica-Robusta blend…the highest quality beans imported from Italy. They come from the best plantations all over the world." The quality and creative crafting extends into the dining menu at All About Cha as well. Breakfast offerings include crepes, quiche, omelets and yogurt parfaits. Lunch and dinner choices include salads, croissants, wraps and sushi. Desserts available include ice cream waffles with waffles made from scratch, mousse, cheesecake, various tarts and Parisian-style macarons You’ll also find some Korean options not found in many American cafes worth exploring. A customer favorite

is the dolsot bibimbop. It is a hot stone rice dish with sautéed vegetables, chili pepper paste, soy sauce and your choice of beef or chicken. It’s all topped off with a fried egg. The dish is stirred together thoroughly just before eating and served in the hot stone where it continues to cook at your table. There is also the sanchae bibimbop, made of wild vegetables; bean sprouts steamed rice and red pepper soybean paste. A unique favorite off the drink menu is the goguma latte. Also known as a Korean Sweet Potato latte, this drink consists of sweet potato puree, steamed milk and sweetener. For an extra kick, you can get it with espresso or green tea. “People are shocked at the variety that we offer compared to most tea or coffee shops. Or, they think we just cater to the Asian population, but we enjoy helping people ease into our menu by exploring new flavors.” The diverse drink menu, modern but cozy atmosphere and tasty menu are reason enough to give All About Cha a try. But it’s the attention given to every minute detail in preparing the drinks and cuisine that impresses customers and keeps them coming back. If you're looking for something new for lunch or want to experience a craft beverage that “regulars” say is much better than the well-known national coffee chain, stop into All About Cha. Prices range from $3 to $15 with an average drink price of around $4.50. All About Cha is located at 761 SW 19 Street, Suite 102. Hours are Monday through Friday 8 a.m. until 11 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m. until midnight and Sundays from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.


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Oklahoma Foundation For Excellence 2017 Academic All-State The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has announced the recipients of its prestigious 2017 Academic All-State Awards. These 100 top public high school seniors, selected from 551 nominations statewide, hail from 77 schools in 68 Oklahoma school districts.

The 2017 Academic All-State Class is the 31st to be selected by the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence. Since the award program’s inception in 1987, some 3,100 high school seniors from 320 school districts have been named All-State scholars. One school – Geary High School – will celebrate its first Academic All-Stater.

Each of this year’s All-Staters will receive a $1,000 merit-based scholarship and a medallion. The AllStaters will be recognized at the foundation’s 31st annual Academic Awards Banquet on Saturday, May 20, at the Renaissance Tulsa Convention Center.

Winners from Moore are: Ms. Madelyn Haden Mr. Kevin Ngo Ms. Sarah Thai Ms. Anhthu Trinh Ms. Charlotte Woods

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BASEBALL April 1 @Choctaw Tournament April 4 @Bartlesville April 6-8 @Enid Tournament April 10 Enid April 11 @Enid April 14 @Westmoore April 17 @Bixby April 18 Bixby April 20-22 COAC Tournament April 24 @Union April 27 Norman

BASEBALL April 1 @Yukon April 3 PC North April 4 @PC North April 7 Choctaw April 10 @Edmond Memorial April 11 Edmond Memorial April 14 Big Cat Classic April 17 Norman April 18 @Norman April 20-22 COAC Tournament@Edmond April 24 Putnam City April 25 @Putnam City April 27 Edmond North April 28 Deer Creek SOFTBALL April 4 @Tecumseh April 6 @Southmoore April 7-8 @Union Tournament April 10 @ Jenks Festival April 11 Woodward/Newcastle April 13 @Dale Festival April 14 @Hall of Fame Festival April 17 @Norman April 18 Norman North April 19 @Moore

BASEBALL April 3 @Yukon April 4 Yukon April 8 Binger April 10 Midwest City April 11 @Midwest City April 14 Westmoore/Moore@Moore April 17 @Choctaw April 18 Choctaw April 20-22 COAC Tournament@Edmond April 24 PC West April 25 @PC West

BOYS GOLF April 10 April 11 April 13 April 25

@Pauls Valley COAC Tourney@The Greens @Choctaw Midwest City@John Conrad

GIRLS GOLF April 11 April 18 April 22 April 25

GIRLS GOLF April 4 April 11 April 18 April 22 April 25

@The Greens COAC Tourney@The Greens Regional Preview@The Trails State Preview@Ponca City Regionals@The Trails

BOYS SOCCER April 4 @US Grant April 7 @Mustang April 11 Edmond Santa Fe April 14 Midwest City April 18 Lawton April 21 Putnam City April 25 @Norman North

SOFTBALL April 3 April 4 April 7 April 10 April 11 April 14 April 18 April 20 April 21 April 24 April 26

@Blanchard @Chickasha @Union Tournament Washington @Bethel @Dale Festival Southmoore Westmoore Norman North @Washington Regional Tournament

BOYS GOLF April 3 April 11 April 20 April 25

Santa Fe@Silverhorn COAC Tourney@The Greens Del City@Trosper Midwest City@John Conrad

GIRLS GOLF April 11 April 13 April 18 April 22 April 25

COAC Tournament@The Greens Del City@Trosper Regional Preview@The Trails State Preview@Ponca City Regionals@The Trails

BOYS SOCCER April 4 @PC West April 7 Choctaw April 11 Norman April 14 Capitol Hill April 18 Edmond Memorial April 21 @Yukon April 27 @Edmond Santa Fe GIRLS SOCCER April 4 @PC West April 7 Choctaw April 11 Norman April 14 Capitol Hill April 18 Edmond Memorial April 21 @Yukon April 27 @Edmond Santa Fe TENNIS April 4 April 10 April 12 April 15 April 19

Mustang@OKC Tennis Center Guthrie@OKC Tennis Center (Girls) Guthrie@OKC Tennis Center (Boys) COAC Tourney@OKC Tennis/Earlywine Del City@OKC Tennis Center

TRACK April 6 April 10 April 11 April 14 April 21 April 27

Home Meet @Carl Albert @Chickasha @Yukon @OU Meet COAC Meet@Moore High

BOYS SOCCER April 4 PC North April 7 @Booker T Washington April 11 @Tulsa Union April 14 Sand Springs April 18 @Deer Creek April 21 Sapulpa April 25 @Jenks GIRLS SOCCER April 4 PC North April 7 @Booker T Washington April 11 @Tulsa Union April 14 Sand Springs April 18 @Deer Creek April 21 Sapulpa April 25 @Jenks TENNIS April 4 April 7 April 8 April 10 April 12 April 15

Mustang@OKC Tennis Center @Yukon (Boys) @Yukon (Girls) @Edmond North (Girls) @Edmond North (Boys) COAC Conf@OKC Tennis/Earlywine

TRACK April 4 April 20 April 27

@Moore @Midwest City COAC Meet@Moore

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SOFTBALL April 6 Westmoore April 7 @Tulsa Union Tournament April 10-11 @Jenks Festival April 18 @Moore April 20 Norman April 24 @Norman North April 25 @Washington April 26-27 Regionals BOYS GOLF April 11 COAC Tourney@The Greens April 20 Del City@Trosper April 27 Guthrie@Cedar Valley East COAC Tourney@The Greens Regional Preview@The Trails State Preview@Ponca City Regionals@The Trails

GIRLS SOCCER April 4 @US Grant April 7 @Mustang April 11 Edmond Santa Fe April 14 Midwest City April 18 Lawton April 21 Putnam City April 25 @Norman North TENNIS April 7 April 10 April 12 April 15

Mustang@OKC Tennis Center @Edmond North (Girls) @Edmond North (Boys) COAC Conf@OKC Tennis/Earlywine

TRACK April 6 April 7 April 14 April 21 April 27

@Moore @PC West @Yukon @OU Invitational COAC Meet@Moore


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Moore Archery Teams are On Point with Back-to-Back State Crowns By Rob Morris Ten years ago Houchin Elementary physical education teacher Ed Fowlkes was looking for a way to teach his students discipline and focus. He settled on archery, believing the unique sport could help build their confidence quickly. “I started off by talking to a lot of people and doing a lot of reading so that I could develop programs that the kids could be successful in,” said Fowlkes. His instincts proved to be on target, and now his students have brought home their second consecutive state championship in Oklahoma’s elementary division. Moore West Junior High also won their second consecutive state championship in the junior high division. Fowlkes hopes it’s just a matter of time before Moore is bringing a state title in the high school division. Fowlkes said, “Our young teams are so competitive that if we could find someone to lead the program, we would quickly have a state championship in high school archery.” The competitive archery season is a long one, running from October through May. Fowlkes says the team members spend between 15 and 20 hours a week practicing during the season. It’s a grind, but the kids are learning valuable lessons.

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“The greatest things kids take away from this program is the discipline of getting things done,” said Fowlkes. “They show up an hour and a half before school and stay an hour and a half after school to practice, which is a tremendous commitment for anybody.” Team members have to maintain a certain GPA to shoot as well as passing attitude checks during the archery season. In other words, Fowlkes said, they’re expected to be model students. Then there’s the attention to detail that the sport demands.

enthusiastically agree that the sport has taught them valuable lessons about never giving up. “I was nervous at first,” said Jackson, “I was missing the target a lot when I started, but I don’t miss now.” Jernigan also remembers her first time at practice. “I was very nervous the first time I picked up a bow because I didn’t know what I was doing,” said Jernigan, “But as I learned how to shoot it made me feel really good.”

“They learn to focus and to pay attention to the little things,” said Fowlkes. “The smallest movement of your shoulder, the relaxing of your fingers, any small detail can cause your arrow to stray.”

Farnsworth has been shooting for three years. She says archery was more fun for her than playing other sports. That fun has translated into championship trophies, something in which her classmates take pride.

Fowlkes believes it’s obvious that such discipline, focus, and attention to detail will serve students well in life.

“It means a lot to be a part of a state championship team because not many people can say that,” said Farnsworth.

“Those are great life lessons,” said Fowlkes, “The kinds of things that are going to help them when they get to junior high, high school, and when they go out to start looking for jobs.”

“Archery is a really big part of my life,” said Jackson, “It’s so much better than just sitting at home and playing games. I’ve been winning a bunch of medals, and I have a state championship, and that’s something I’m really proud of.”

Lexi Farnsworth, Emily Jackson, and Kyra Jernigan are 6th graders and members of the Houchin Elementary archery team. They

While the championships are great, Fowlkes says the most

rewarding part of working with these outstanding students is seeing how the sport changes them and how it changes him. “Some kids do it because they like it,” said Fowlkes. “Other kids find something special in it, and it changes them. It’s almost like archery finds them and they find that with they give their sales to something and dedicate themselves to something there’s not a whole lot that they can’t do.” Fowlkes has been teaching for 20 years and coaching archery for ten years. He doesn’t get paid for all that extra time he spends with the archery team, but says no amount of money would ever cover what he’s gained from the investment in young lives. “I have a notebook in which I keep a collection of letters that kids have written to me about how archery has impacted them and changed their lives,” said Fowlkes. “Some of these kids come from difficult home situations and archery is a chance for them to get plugged in and to do something that makes a difference in their world.”


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Movie Guide - April 2017

APRIL 7 Going in Style Desperate to pay the bills and come through for their loved ones, three lifelong pals risk it all by embarking on a daring bid to knock off the very bank that absconded with their money. The Case for Christ Based on the true story of an award-winning investigative journalist -- and avowed atheist -- who applies his well-honed journalistic and legal skills to disprove the newfound Christian faith of his wife... with unexpected, life-altering results.

Colossal A woman discovers that severe catastrophic events are somehow connected to the mental breakdown from which she's suffering. Gifted Frank, a single man raising his child prodigy niece Mary, is drawn into a custody battle with his mother.

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The Fate of the Furious When a mysterious woman seduces Dom into the world of crime and a betrayal of those closest to him, the crew face trials that will test them as never before.

Unforgettable A woman sets out to make life hell for her ex-husband's new wife.

Spark: A Space Tail Spark, a teenage monkey and his friends, Chunk and Vix, are on a mission to regain Planet Bana a kingdom overtaken by the evil overlord Zhong.

The Promise Set during the last days of the Ottoman Empire, The Promise follows a love triangle between Michael, a brilliant medical student, the beautiful and sophisticated Ana, and Chris - a renowned American journalist based in Paris.

APRIL 28 The Circle A woman lands a job at a powerful tech company called the Circle, where she becomes involved with a mysterious man.

Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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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Parting Shots Moore Chamber of Commerce The Chamber of Commerce celebrated a number of great events over the past month, including ribbon cuttings for new businesses and the first General Membership Luncheon of 2017.

< North Moore Plaza The Moore Chamber of Commerce welcomed Real Estate Specialist's newest venture in Moore, North Moore Plaza with a ribbon cutting on March 8. The newly renovated offices are convenient located to I-35 and add a nice view to the corridor.

Ribbon Palooza > The members of the Moore Chamber of Commerce welcomed 8 businesses to the community on March 2. American Advisors Group, EPS Services, Hendrickson Investigation, Kiwanis International South Oklahoma City, Metro First RealtySondra Shelby, Neighborhood Housing Services of Oklahoma, and Rob's Odd Jobs all participated in ribbon cutting cermonies at the Moore Chamber.

< General Membership Luncheon The members of the Moore Chamber of Commerce attended the first General Membership Luncheon of 2017 on February 28th at the Station at Central Park in Moore. The keynote speaker was Dan Mahoney, Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Special recognition goes to Presenting Sponsor: First United Bank.

Chelinoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s > The members of the Moore Chamber of Commerce welcomed to the community, Chelino's Mexican Restaurant on March 1st. The restaurant is located at 2113 Riverwalk Drive in Moore.

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