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EDITOR’S NOTE Moore used to be considered a “drive-through” town, a sleepy bedroom community that most people simply passed through on their way to-and-from Oklahoma City and Norman. Boy, has that changed! In this month’s issue we take a look at how Moore has weathered major storms on its way to becoming a shopping-andentertainment city. We’ll also explore a new partnership between Moore Public Schools and the Norman Regional Health System that helps special needs individuals make the difficult “post high school” transition into the working world. Glad you’re with us this February!
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THE CHANGING FACE OF MOORE By Rob Morris
1950 was the year that Alton and Evelyn Fritts bought 160 acres just southwest of Moore. They moved in with their son, Terry, and built two small houses, a garage, barn, and chicken house. An oil well was also quickly drilled. Terry Fritts remembers well that very rural start to life on 19th Street and Telephone Road. "I'm pretty sure it was even called Telephone Road at that point," said Terry. "Moore itself stopped around 4th Street."
1951 TRAFFIC PROBLEMS Terry laughs when he thinks about driving along 19th Street back then. Long before 19th Street grew to become one of the busiest stretches of roads in the metro Oklahoma City area, it had traffic problems of its own. "I remember hauling hay across what's now I-35," said Terry. "It wasn't an interstate at that point, just some stop signs on a four-lane highway. If you tried to get across on an OU game day, you could sit there for hours waiting on the traffic to clear." These days the 19th Street corridor handles 37,000-to-40,000 cars per day. And while it may take motorists a few extra minutes to navigate that impressive flow of vehicles, no one ever sits for hours anymore, waiting for traffic to clear. Terry and his son, Jason, have been a big part of the growth of 19th Street and Moore. But even with their close-up vantage point of so much commercial development, Terry is still stunned by the changes. "It's amazing to me just how many people live and shop here now," said Fritts. "Sometimes, I find myself wondering where all these people came from." THE ROOTS OF GROWTH Mayor Glenn Lewis says Moore's remarkable growth over the past 20 years has its roots in the way Moore has recovered from three devastating tornado strikes on October 4, 1998, May 3, 1999, and May 20, 2013. "FEMA tells me that we're on the only city in the world that has been hit by more than one EF-5 tornado," said Lewis. "It could have devastated us, but the people of Moore, along with the city government and workers, rallied in a way that is remarkable." Lewis said one of the keys to the City's initial recovery was convincing FEMA to help tear out the slabs of homes destroyed in the 1998 and 1999 storms. That allowed homeowners to use their insurance money to rebuild back in Moore.
"You can't really rebuild a home on those slabs once a tornado wipes out a house," said Lewis. "Because we were able to get those slabs torn out, the majority of our residents built new homes in the City and stayed. It also attracted new residents to town." According to Lewis, the second piece of the puzzle has been the fact that residents impacted by the storms used local builders and stores as they repaired and rebuilt. "It has been such a blessing to have such a great community of local builders," said Lewis. "We did our best to encourage residents to use those builders. And of course, the addition of stores like Walmart,
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place.' We really didn't know much about Chick-Fil-A other than they were in a lot of malls." Jason said they weren't initially interested in putting a "chicken place" on that corner, but it wasn't too long before they relented and sold the land to Chick-Fil-A. It was another in a long line of development deals that ultimately transformed the 19th Street corridor into a shopping mecca. "I think our entire family is really proud of how we've developed the land," said Jason. We tried to do our best with the opportunities that were presented to us and kept a high standard of quality and to be sensitive to the things that would benefit both the Moore community and our family." Terry Fritts adds that he and Jason have had to learn as they went, but have relied on their faith in Christ to help them act as good stewards of the land they own. "Sonic called and wanted to talk about opening a restaurant across from Walmart on Telephone Road," said Broadfoot. "From there, things just took off with Dollar Tree, the cleaners, and a few others. All of them were just one right after the other."
"It's a complex business, and there's a lot that we didn't really know," said Terry, "But everything we do is predicated on the values of a relationship with Christ. I think that has helped us to be better at waiting for the right opportunities to present themselves."
Broadfoot says her family's first development on 19th Street was the Aldi's grocery store.
Jason added, "We've always had a dream and a vision for providing something really nice for those who live and shop in Moore, and I think we're still pursuing that today."
"I wasn't using a real estate broker at the time," said Broadfoot. "Randy Vallencourt was a friend, and he would take me out to lunch and advise me. But as time went out, Randy convinced me that we needed a master plan, and so we did that and moved forward with the other developments."
FRITTS FARM TAKES OFF In the meantime, Terry and Jason Fritts were making their own moves on the south side of 19th Street. Terry remembers a representative from Lowe's coming around to talk about buying the property on the southwest corner of 19th and Telephone Road. The family turned down that offer because his father didn't want to sell anything until after he had passed. "Stan Drake had come by and talked Dad into allowing the city to widen Telephone Road and 19th Street," said Terry. "The city didn't have enough money to pay for the project, so Dad traded the right-of-way for resurfacing the old driveway of our farmhouse." Lowe's, and Home Depot to the City gave people a place to go buy two-by-fours and other necessary items."
It was in 2004, his parents had both passed, that the Fritts family agreed to a deal with Home Depot.
WALMART AND SONIC
"We were actually a little surprised in the interest," said Terry, "But that's when we started thinking seriously about development. It's funny because a few years earlier, we had been talking about what our land might be good for, and we thought it might be good for a cemetery."
Pat Broadfoot also has vivid memories of the early days of development in the 19th Street area. Her father, Max Morgan, had purchased a significant piece of property on the northwest corner of 19th Street and Telephone Road. Morgan was hoping that the I-240 bypass would come through the area. When he didn't, Morgan built a mobile home park and waited. "I remember when Walmart moved from the east side of I-35 to where it is now," said Broadfoot. "My dad went out to watch construction, and he came back and told us that development was going to follow." Morgan died in 1996, and Broadfoot took over the management of the property. Shortly after that, she received her first offer.
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Instead, the Fritts began working with Starbucks and Chili's to open stores along 19th Street, even as Home Depot was under construction. "All three of those opened in 2006," said Terry. "It was January for Home Depot, and then I believe September or October for Starbucks and Chili's."
One of the things the Fritts family is most proud of is Fire Station 1, located right behind the Home Depot. "My parents made a gift of that land to the city," said Terry. "The city was good enough to put a plaque inside the building honoring my father, and we take a lot of pride in that."
WORLD-CLASS ENTERTAINMENT As the Fritts and Morgan families developed along 19th Street, Mayor Lewis remembers another earth-shaking development landing in the laps of Moore's city government. "Bill Warren and his entourage stopped by our offices to talk about building a theater in Moore," said Lewis, "But it wasn't just a theater. It was something really extraordinary." Lewis said Warren wanted to build a "world class" venue with more than 20 luxury theaters. He told Lewis the Norman city government couldn't get him a construction permit for 6-months, which was just too long to wait. "I told him to come downstairs with me, and we'd get him one right then," said Lewis. "Stan Drake was going down with us when (then-City Manager) Steve Eddy came running out asking if Warren had plans. Well, Bill had this full set of plans, and we were off and running."
Jason Fritts also remembers the first inquiry the family received from a then little-known restaurant chain.
The Warren Theatre opened its doors in 2008, perhaps becoming the tipping point as Moore moved from a sleepy, drive-through town on the road from Oklahoma City to Norman. Moore Chamber of Commerce President and CEO remembers the change well.
"Pop and my grandpa were sitting on the back porch that looks out over where Chick-Fil-A is now," said Jason, "And I said, 'Hey, I got this inquiry from a guy who wants to open a chicken
"What I remember about Moore as a teenager was sneaking through the city to get to Norman before I had a driver's license," said Gillette. "I remember when the Home
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Depot and the Lowe's opened up how excited the homebuilders were to have a place where they could get things." Gillette says it has been exciting watching the various developments and seeing the positive impact on the City and its residents. "Well, the Warren Theatre was a top of the line venue," said Gillette, "Everybody wanted to be there, and the parking lot was filled night after night. Just like that Moore became a destination instead of a sign you passed on the interstate. And all the development in the area around 19th Street and Telephone Road helped cement that."
able to expand, update, and beautifully maintain our parks. And it's not just Central Park and the Station, which are amazing assets. We've done great things with Buck Thomas, Little River, Parmele, and the newly-redone Westmoore Park."
"People recognize that Old Town is important to Moore, and it gives the community an anchor in our past," said Weitman. "I think it gives us the opportunity for some new housing and niche businesses that fit well off the interstate."
While space is becoming increasingly hard-to-find in the 19th Street and Telephone Road area, Mitchell points to other areas of the City that hold plenty of potential and opportunity.
The Moore Chamber's Gillette agrees with a focus on Old Town and the east side of Moore.
A DESTINATION FOR THE FUTURE
"On the east side of the city, we're in the process of widening 34th from I-35 to Eastern," said Mitchell. "From there, we'll go up Broadway to 19th Street. And of course we have several other projects, including 12th Street from I-35 to the east. And of course, we're working on the 4th Street railroad underpass, so I think we're going to see more residential and retail development east of I-35 in the future."
City Manager Brooks Mitchell says that while Moore is landlocked and doesn't have a ton of acreage left in which to expand, the universal belief is that the City has all the ingredients needed for continued healthy expansion.
At the top of the City's list on future development in Old Town. Elizabeth Weitman, Moore's Community Development Director, says city leaders are investing a lot of time and energy coming up with a comprehensive plan for the area.
"The 34th Street bridge was in the planning stages when I arrived here," said Mitchell. "Now that it's open, I believe we're going to have even more development that will make Moore a destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment."
"We've seen some really big changes recently," said Weitman. "The school district has built the new gym and saferoom, Howard Avenue has been redone. When we did our last comprehensive plan, we saw that people were really interested in seeing Old Town become better than where it currently is."
But there's more to Moore than all that incredible retail development.
"I think it's time to focus on the Broadway and Main area," said Gillette. "There's so much more we can do to help make that area, and the area along Eastern, more vital and more of a destination." Mayor Lewis says he believes Moore's best days are still ahead, especially when it comes to more residential and retail growth. "With the 34th Street bridge now open, we're working on getting on, and off-ramps added," said Lewis, "We believe that's going to happen and then we'll have more development in those areas. And there's room for some great development along 27th east of I-35 as well as along Eastern. These are exciting times." Times that are a long way removed from Terry Fritts sitting at a stop sign on 19th Street, waiting for OU game day traffic to clear. "I'm not a prophet, so I can't tell you the future," said Fritts. "But I can tell you that we're not done. We have exciting hopes and plans for the future, and we believe the best is yet to come for Moore."
Weitman says that Old Town is very much a priority for the future.
"Our parks system is second to none," said Mitchell. "Our citizens have trusted us with some key bond issues, and we've been
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Tickets are still available for $30 and include dinner buffet, drinks, and entry into our big prize raffle. Tables are filling up quickly, so get your tickets today. Call 793-3338 if you have questions or need assistance. Tickets can be purchased by going to the Moore Monthly Facebook Event or online at BOM2020.eventbrite.com. The March edition of the Moore Monthly will feature a list of winners, top three finishers in each category, and photos from the Best of Moore event.
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MOORE MOVIES BY ROB MORRIS
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The Grumpy Old Critic vs 1917 Directed by: Sam Mendes Written by: Sam Mendes, Krystys Wilson-Cairns Starring: Dean-Charles Chapman, George McKay, Daniel Mays Cinematography: Roger Deakins It takes a lot to weasel a smile out of the Grumpy Old Critic, but Sam Mendes and Roger Deakins have pulled that feat off with “1917.” Not only is 1917 a thrilling and emotional war movie. It unfolds in what appears to be one single, long camera shot. That’s right. The camera never flinches throughout the whole movie. It’s an astounding feat of cinematic magic that only two filmmakers working at the very top of their game could pull off. You know what you’re seeing isn’t physically possible. Yet somehow, except for one very obvious moment, it appears the movie was shot from start-to-finish in one continuous take. Mendes and Deakins have impressive resumés coming into 1917. As a director, Mendes captured everyone’s attention with his 1999 debut, “American Beauty.” He continued to impress with “Road to Perdition” in 2002 and then directing back-to-back James Bond
films,“Skyfall” and “Spectre” in 2009 and 2012. Deakins has been equally impressive over his lengthy career, lensing movies like “The Shawshank Redemption” in 1994, “Fargo” in 1996, “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” in 2000, “A Beautiful Mind” in 2001, “True Grit” in 2010, and “Blade Runner 2049” in 2016. Deakins won his first Academy Award for his work on “Blade Runner 2049.” All I can do is advise you to go see “1917” on the big screen to experience the cinematic magic. Then go home and Google “1917 behind-the-scenes” to see some of the brilliant ways Mendes and Deakins used very practical methods to produce this visual masterpiece.
reconnaissance has discovered the Germans aren’t retreating but are setting a trap that will prove devastating to the Allied cause. The Germans have cut off communications to MacKenzie’s forces. Two young soldiers, Lance Corporal Tom Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman) and Lance Corporal Will Scholfield (George MacKay) are tasked with an essential mission. They must cross the no-man’s land and the abandoned German trenches to warn MacKenzie about the trap and save the lives of 1,600 men…including Blake’s brother, Lieutenant Joseph Blake (Richard Madden).
Not only is the movie beautifully shot by Deakins, but the costuming and set design are also fantastic. “1917” might be one of the few films that realistically portrays the harrowing nature of trench warfare. It also manages to be brutally realistic in capturing the violence of war without being overwhelmingly gory. If “1917” had been shot more traditionally, with cuts, fades, and other transitions to tell the story, it would still be a remarkable work. The fact that Mendes and Deakins have done something never before accomplished on film with the “single-shot” narrative elevates the movie to one of the best of 2019.
The story is a simple one. Set in World War I, the German army has withdrawn from a location along the Western Front in France. The officer in charge of the Allied forces in that area, Colonel MacKenzie (Benedict Cumberbatch), is planning an all-out pursuit of the German troops in hopes of crushing them as they retreat. Meanwhile, Allied
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sketches of moore by l.t. hadley
Winging Our Way Back Through Moore’s Aviation History The muffled beating of the Drums of War in Europe in the late 1930s sent a serious warning to America, in spite of the fact that World War I was called the War to End All Wars. Among the greatest defensive needs of our country were aircraft and trained pilots. Because of a strong movement to stay out of war, there was difficulty in funding a large training program. So the government funded the Civil Pilot Training Program (CPT) through the Bureau of Air Commerce, the forerunner of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). This program subsidized a cheap way for civilians to learn to fly. Reimbursement was substantial, and a number of airports sprang up over the country providing licensed pilots to train civilians. When World War II began in 1941, many of these civilian-trained pilots made up a good portion of the USAAF. In 1940, Roy Wheatley built the Wheatley Airport on an eight-block tract of land along the east side of the railroad, between N. 3rd and N. 12th Streets, with a paved north/ south and a grassy east/west runway, a small residence and two 60 x 80 ft. hangars with a 20 x 80 ft. shop between. Within the vicinity of Moore were several other small, private airports where licensed pilots gave flying instructions to private citizens. One was on what is now Janeway
Street, halfway between 12th and 27th. Regularly every spring, at least one of the hangars was downed by a tornado. In fact, that was the origin of the name Moore earned as “Tornado Alley.” Another was at 89th and S. Western. Also, the Navy built a practice landing strip in the area of S. Santa Fe and 34th Street for the use of naval pilots training at North Base in Norman. There were no hangars, but the Navy pilots practiced landing, taking off and other exercises. According to published information, Oklahoma World War II Army Airfields, during the war several private airfields converted to use by the USAAF under Fourth Army Air Force Training Command. Records show three locations credited to Moore. After the war, some continued to be used by USAAF, the USAF through the Cold War period. Others became municipal airports, and yet others returned to being fields. Though World War II ended in 1945, the interest in flying did not, and many small airports continued to operate. More people wanted to fly. It was not unusual to find men tinkering in machine shops, hangars, blacksmith shops and even garages, restoring planes or building their own. Within time, these men and others interested in flying began meeting at designated airports for
regular “fly-ins,” to compare planes, ideas and performances. In 1946, Roy Good leased the airport for one year to store 800 war-surplus aircraft engines he had bought. He returned in 1956 to operate the airport. In the late 1960s, a tornado destroyed or damaged much of Wheatley. Good moved his airport to the north side of N. 12th Street and he and his family operated it there until 1984. The north portion of the old Wheatley Airpark was sold to Diamond Crystal Salt Company and has been used since by various food preparation factories. Paul Odom bought and continued the airport operation until the early 1990s when FAA suggested—did not mandate—that it was no longer safe to have planes flying in and out because of the factory on the south, housing close on the east, the railroad and telegraph poles on the west and a TV tower that was erected close to the north end. He sold the property to Charles Thompson. Thompson remodeled the one remaining hangar for rental storage. Eventually more storage units have been built, until the former airfield is covered. Along with the crowded condition, more restricting FAA regulations have made the operation of a small private airport too costly. The failure of the oil industry in the
middle 1980s had a vast influence on the use of personal planes. The high cost of buying a plane, plus the ever-increasing maintenance regulations and cost of fuel have taken the heart out of the hobby of small planes. Aviation has experienced more and greater changes than any other industry since the World War II era, but the mystique attached to flying has not changed. A Greek myth tells of Icarus, who leaped from the top of a tower to fly to the Island of Crete, having covered his body and arms with waxed feathers. The wax melted and Icarus fell into the sea. Only a myth, of course, but evidence that even early society intended to fly—whatever the cost.
Note: This edition of Sketches of Moore was first published in a previous issue of Moore Monthly.
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What CEOs Need to Know? CEOs are measured by Six Levers: 1. (Money) Increased Revenue 2. (Money) Increase Net Profit 3. (Market) Increase Market Share 4. (Market) Increase Customer Retention 5. (Exposure or Risk) Decrease Costs 6. (Exposure or Risk) Decrease Time to Market By providing CEOs with the levers needed to measure their performance and the organizations, then cascading those goals down within the organization through appropriate KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), alignment is accomplished and the likelihood that high-level goals are achieved increases exponentially! How to help them achieve the results they need: From an organizational standpoint, develop KPIs (metrics that signal how well a company is achieving essential business objectives). Make sure these KPIâ€™s cascade down the organization for each department, team, and individual. They should all understand how their actions and performance contribute to the organizationâ€™s Vision (Where we are going) and Strategy (How we are going to get there). Limit the number of KPIs you choose to measure â€“ Less is more. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) help businesses turn high-level goals into actionable tasks with measurable results. A common high-level goal is something like this: â€œIncrease company revenue by 20% this year.â€? And while thatâ€™s a great goal to strive for, it fails to tell individual departments and team members what actionable steps they can take to help the company reach that goal. It isnâ€™t very easy for individual teams and employees to translate high-level goals into personal daily and weekly tasks. And as a result, those high-level goals are unlikely to be met. What your employees need instead are feedback loopsâ€”short-term goals they can directly impact that provide a clear indication of success or failure. KPIs create those feedback loops by helping employees focus their time and energy on the tasks and projects they control that directly contribute to high-level company goals. KPIs cascade down from high-level goals. For example, your company sets an overall goal to grow revenue by 20% this year. Individual department leaders then define the specific components of that goal that their teams directly control and establish KPIs that will quantify their teamsâ€™ contributions to the goal. KPIs are used for two primary objectives: â€˘ to make sure every team and employee at your company has an actionable plan for helping you reach overall goals â€˘ to measure individual team and employee contributions to overall company goals
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For KPIs to work, itâ€™s essential to define them properly. Thereâ€™s a vast difference between the goal â€œgrow revenueâ€? and the goal â€œgrow revenue 20% this year.â€? If you aim to â€œgrow revenue,â€? then revenue growth of $1 is acceptable, and employees will not be inspired to change what theyâ€™re doing. KPIs must be well-defined so that teams and individuals know what theyâ€™re trying to achieve and when they are trying to achieve it. For this reason, KPIs usually follow SMART goal criteria: Specific: Is the objective specific enough that everyone knows what must be done? â€˘ â€˘ â€˘ â€˘
Measurable: Can the objective be measured? Assignable: Is the KPI assigned to at least one individual or team? Realistic: Can the KPI be realistically achieved? Time-bound: Is there a specific time frame for achieving the goal?
By defining the KPI in this way, you can be sure that the outcome is binary: pass or fail. The general flow for setting business KPIs is Set Company Goals > Set Department Objectives > Establish KPIs for Teams and Individuals. Key Takeaways: â€˘ Ensure your KPIs will accurately measure your progress towards overarching company goals. â€˘ Less is more - Choose somewhere between 4 and 10 KPIs to focus on. â€˘ Consider your companyâ€™s stage of growth The importance of certain metrics will shift as your companyâ€™s priorities evolve. â€˘ Reference industry KPIs but keep in mind that you should choose the KPIs that are most relevant for your specific situation and company. In summary, CEOs succeed or fail by their ability to move the organization forward in regard to the six levels described in this article. The likelihood of success is directly related to their ability to cascade those overarching goals down through each team and individual in the organization so that the entire team is in alignment and have clear KPI scoreboards to measure their progress against SMART goals.
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Project Search Partners with Norman Regional to Create Unique Opportunities Social and employment opportunities for adults with disabilities can be limited after those individuals age out of public school programs. The Moore Public School system has partnered with Norman Regional Health Systems to implement a program called "Project Search" that helps bridge the gap when it comes to employment opportunities. Rachael Laib is the Project Search Coordinator and Instructor. "Project Search is a program for adult students with disabilities to learn independence and employability skills so that they can go out and work in the community," said Laib. "The goal of the program is that they work in a competitively paid environment." Project Search trains adults with disabilities so that they can work 16-hours a week in a non-seasonal job. Those students will be paid the same rate as any other person working in that job. The program is designed for students with disabilities who complete their high school graduation requirements. Laib says the program helps teach skills that help the students become more independent. "The typical day begins and ends with an hour in the classroom focusing on the types of skills that will help them get and keep a job," said Laib. "The first hour of the day is spent on the lesson, and then they go out and work on location." This is where the partnership with Norman Regional Health Systems has been so valuable. The Project Search
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classroom is located inside the Norman Regional HealthPlex. In addition to providing classroom space, NRHS also provides work-training opportunities for the Project Search students.
Claudia Bingham Todd's son, Evan, is a Project Search graduate. Todd says the program has made a world of difference in Evan's life since he graduated from Southmoore.
"Norman Regional has such a big heart for this community and a love for our students," said Laib. "When we reached out to Richie Splitt (Norman Regional's President and CEO), he was so welcoming to the program and the students."
"Beyond high school, there wasn't a whole lot of opportunity for Evan," said Todd. "He's a very smart kid with a high-functioning disability, but the college setting was not going to work for him. So we were looking for ways he could learn job skills and become a productive part of society."
The students rotate through various locations in the hospital, learning multiple skills like how to run a commercial dishwasher or to sort and store linens. Laib said, "They're learning complex systematic skills as well as how to do these things on their own without the help of someone else." Students apply for the program and must meet a series of entrance requirements to be accepted. The program begins in the fall and lasts for a year, ending as Project Search staff start looking at job placement opportunities for their students in the spring and summer of the following year. "We help them create resumes and do mock interviews to help get them ready," said Laib. "We're grateful for those employers who take the time to learn who our students are, along with their strengths and weaknesses, and pave the way for them to work."
Jessika Prucha is one of those employers who has embraced the Project Search concept. Prucha is the store manager at Daisy Exchange, a popular regional retail store that buys and sells trendy clothes. She says the program has been great for her store and staff. "These are some of the hardest workers you'll ever find," said Prucha. "They come in every day with a smile and are so excited to be here. That kind of attitude is contagious." Prucha says the Project Search workers help fill the need for competent workers that every business has. "They are incredibly consistent and great at their jobs," said Prucha, "And the added bonus is that they enrich our lives as well. There's not a day that goes by when one of our Project Search employees is here that we don't just smile ear-to-ear. They bring so much joy and enrichment and a sense of wellroundedness to our business."
Evan was part of the very first Project Search program, and it was a perfect fit for the socially active young man. Todd says the program was perfect in the size of the classroom as well as how it taught Evan those critical workplace skills. "Evan's the kind of kid who has to be shown something to learn it," said Todd. "Once he gets that under his belt, he's pretty much independent. Everything he learned here in Project Search gave him more skills to be independent, whether it was taking the initiative or being able to talk to his boss and interact with people." Laib and Todd say the opportunities presented to Project Search graduates are wonderful and are hoping that more employers take advantage of this great resource. "Getting people to recognize that these people might have a quirk or a slight disability is an important step in the process," said Todd. "But these young adults have so much to offer the community. We want them to have the chance to become the fully functioning, working adult they have the potential to be."
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"They offer so much," said Laib. "They're this hidden gem that people just don't know about, and once they're given a chance, employers see that they'll work harder and be happier about coming to work than you could possibly believe." For more information on Project Search, you can contact Laib at 405412-1040 or email rachaellaib@ mooreschools.com.
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FRED JONES JR. MUSEUM OF ART February 4 Art Adventures 10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom Free and open to kids of all ages Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson Tuesday Concert 12 p.m. in the Sandy Bell Gallery Free and open to the public Voice Studio with Les Flanagan February 11 Art Adventures 10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom Free and open to kids of all ages The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond Tuesday Concert 12 p.m. in the Sandy Bell Gallery Free and open to the public Voice Studio with Mark McCrory February 18 Art Adventures 10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom Free and open to kids of all ages Olivia by Ian Falconer Tuesday Concert 12 p.m. in the Sandy Bell Gallery Free and open to the public Computer Music Studio with Kostas Karathanasis February 20 Sideshow Exhibition Lecture 6:30 p.m. in the Mary Eddy Auditorium Free and open to the public The museum is proud to present a special lecture to accompany the exhibition featuring Nicole Poole, daughter of the late artist O. Gail Poole. This lecture is free and open to the public with a complimentary reception to follow. February 25 Art Adventures 10:30 a.m. in the Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Classroom Free and open to kids of all ages Pete the Cat by James Dean, illustrations by Eric Litwin Tuesday Concert 12 p.m. in the Sandy Bell Gallery Free and open to the public Cosí Fan Tutte Opera Preview The Mellon Foundation Lecture in Native American Art Guest Lecturer Heather Igloliorte September 13, 2020 7 p.m. in the Mary Eddy Auditorium The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the OU School of Visual Art is proud to present the Mellon Foundation Lecture in Native American Art on Friday, September 13 at 7 p.m. in the Mary Eddy Auditorium. Guest lecturer Heather Igloliorte is an Inuk scholar and independent curator who holds the University Research Chair in Indigenous Art His-tory and Community Engagement at Concordia University. Heather is the Co-Director of the Initiative for Indigenous Futures Cluster (IIF) in the Milieux Institute for Arts, Culture and Technology. Igloliorte works with collaborators and students to explore how Indige-nous people are imagining the future of their families and communities. Her
teaching and research interests center on Inuit and other Native North American visual and mate-rial culture, circumpolar art studies, performance and media art, the global exhibition of Indigenous arts and culture, and issues of colonization, sovereignty, resistance and re-surgence. In this lecture, she will discuss the emergent field of Inuit curatorial practice and explore how Inuit artists and curators are enacting exciting changes in the arts in Canada by bringing Inuit knowledge into museums and galleries. Please contact Dr. Jackson Rushing, the Adkins Presidential Professor of Art History and Mary Lou Milner Carver Chair in Native American Art, for more information about this lecture.
artist. He took lessons from Oklahoma City artist Dick Goetz and exhibited widely.
Renegades: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture January 24 – April 5, 2020 “A new school, probably the only indigenous one in the United States” is how architect Donald MacDonald characterized the radical School of Architecture that developed at the University of Oklahoma (OU) after WWII. At the time, most architecture schools in the the United States either followed the classical tradition of the French Beaux Arts model or the German Bauhaus model, centered on abstraction and materiality. The University of Oklahoma School of Architecture stood apart from these two trends and created an authentically American approach to design.
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Under the leadership of Bruce Goff (1904-82), Herb Greene (b. 1929), Mendel Glickman (1895-1967), Elizabeth Bauer Mock (1911-98), and others, OU faculty developed a curriculum that emphasized individual creativity and experimentation. Students were taught to look to sources beyond the accepted canon of Western architecture and to find inspiration in everyday objects, the natural landscape, and non-Western cultures such as the designs of Native American tribes. The results of this pedagogical experiment—the fantastic environments imagined on paper and through built works—are characterized by experimental forms, attention to context, and material resourcefulness. The architects of the American School have long been characterized as renegades, iconoclasts, and apostates. Renegades: Bruce Goff and the American School of Architecture showcases the radical pedagogy and practices that emerged from Oklahoma in the mid-century. The exhibition includes over 150 drawings, documents and objects, many of which are drawn from the newly created American School Archive in the OU Libraries Western History Collection. Original drawings by students and architects of the American School highlight the creativity and originality of this work. Organized into three sections, the exhibition tells the story of dramatic change in architectural education. From Beaux-Arts to Bauhaus, the first section, highlights the evolution in American architecture schools at the time. The second section, Bruce Goff and the School of Architecture at OU, showcases the curriculum and student work produced at OU as well as the work of faculty at the time. Bruce Goff and His Legacy, the third section, highlights the built works of American School architects around the world. After seeing Renegades, you’ll understand why contemporary starchitect Frank O. Gehry called Bruce Goff “the model iconoclast, the paradigm of American." O. Gail Poole’s Sideshow January 24 – May 10, 2020 Sideshow surveys the satirical and often irreverent imagery of artist O. Gail Poole. Orville Gail Poole (1935-2013), often known simply as Poole, was born in Marlow, Oklahoma. He developed an interest in art early in childhood, receiving encouragement and support from his mother, Hazel. He continued his education at the University of Oklahoma and, after his graduation in 1957, pursued a career in advertising. Poole worked with Ackerman McQueen initially before founding the advertising firm Poole-Hobbes, Inc. in 1967. During this time, he began painting images of the American West in an impressionistic style. The success of his painting career encouraged him to sell his shares in the firm in 1975 and devote himself to a career as an
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By 1990, however, Poole began creating enigmatic and witty caricatures as a critique on the foibles of American culture. These paintings employed diverse influences ranging from the Renaissance to Vincent van Gogh to create uncanny environments. O. Gail Poole’s Sideshow explores the oddities of the artist’s late work. Sideshows are, by definition, diversions that use the spectacular, unusual, or bizarre to entertain or distract the masses, and Poole’s work reminds us that the sideshow is everywhere we look.
National Theatre Live – The Lehman Trilogy Sunday, February 2, 2:00 p.m. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall, The Ferryman) directs Simon Russel Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons. In 1844, a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside dream-ing of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins.163 years later, the firm they establish – Lehman Brothers – spectacularly collapses into bankruptcy, and triggers the largest financial crisis in history. This critically acclaimed and five-time Olivier Award nominated play features stunning set design from Es Devlin (NT Live: Hamlet). Captured live from London’s West End as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th Birthday season. For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: http://tickets.occc. edu/upcoming-events or call (405) 682-7579. The Choir of Man Monday, February 10, 7:30 p.m. Imagine an entire Broadway show set in the backdrop of a real English pub. After tour-ing extensively in the UK and Australia, this cast of nine handsome blokes from the UK and Ireland are singing, dancing, tumbling and stomping across America. The musical diversity of this show includes pub tunes, folk, rock, choral, and Broadway numbers. With its combination of smooth vocal harmonies, high-energy dance, and foot-stomping choreography, The Choir of Man is an infectious and irresistible combination of party, concert, and pint-filled good time. For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: http:// tickets.occc.edu/upcoming-events or call (405) 682-7579. Sugar Free All-Stars with the Oklahoma Community Orchestra Sunday, February 16, 3:00 p.m. Children's concert, complete with audience participation and cool rock beats, featuring The Sugar Free Allstars - Chris Wiser, on lead vocals, keyboards and woodwinds, Rob, "Dr. Rock" Martin on drums and backup vocals, accompanied by the Oklahoma Com-munity Orchestra. For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: http://tickets.occc.edu/upcoming-events or call (405) 682-7579. Ailey II Dance Performance Monday, February 17, 7:30 p.m. Founded in 1974 as the Alvin Ailey Repertory Ensemble, the company embodies his pioneering mission to establish an extended cultural community that provides dance performances, training, and community programs for all people. Under the direction of Sylvia Waters from 1974 to 2012, Ailey II flourished into one of the most popular modern dance companies, combining a rigorous touring schedule with extensive community out-reach programs. With Artistic Director Troy Powell at the helm, Ailey II continues to thrive as he brings a fresh dimension to this beloved company. Dance Magazine calls Ailey II "second to none," and The New York Times declares, "There's nothing like an evening spent with Ailey II, the younger version of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater." For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: http://tickets.occc.edu/ upcoming-events or call (405) 682-7579.
Jeanne Robertson – The Rocking Humor Tour Sunday, February 29, 3:00 p.m. At seventy-five, Jeanne Robertson continues to charm audiences with her humorous observations about life around her. This former Miss North Carolina, standing tall at six-foot-two, has an infectious personality, heart and sense of humor. With nine nationally released DVDs, three books, hundreds of hours on Sirius-XM satellite radio, Pandora and over 70 million YouTube views, the demand for Robertson's family-friendly and en-gaging brand of comedy has grown exponentially. Some of her most popular anecdotes include "Don't Go to Vegas Without A Baptist," "Don't Bungee Jump Naked", and "Don't Send a Man to the Grocery Store." Robertson's witty depiction of everyday situations never fails to have audiences of all ages rolling with laughter. Don't miss this perform-ance by a truly funny lady! For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: http://tickets.occc.edu/upcoming-events or call (405) 6827579.
CHURCH & SPIRITUAL CONNECTION Fresh Start Community Church Food Pantry, open the third Thursday of each month, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., 309 N Eastern Avenue, West Campus-Family Life Center. Canned and dry goods available. Must be a resident of Moore (please bring an ID).
CITY MEETINGS AND EVENTS City Council Meeting, Monday, February 3 at 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore Parks Board Meeting, Tuesday, February 4 at 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Board of Adjustment Meeting, Tuesday, February 11, 5:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Planning Commission Meeting, Tuesday, February 11, 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. City Council Meeting, Tuesday, February 18, at 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Moore Economic Development Authority Meeting, Tuesday, February 18, 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore.
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 the city landfill for each physical address in Moore. Call (405) 793-5070 to schedule your trash pick-up. CT Clothing Closet, last Saturday of each month, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., CrossTimbers United Methodist Church, 3004 S. Sunnylane, Moore. CrossTimbers UMC Clothing Closet is a place where those in need can find men’s, women’s and children’s clothing along with shoes and accessories. All sizes are available and are free for community members.
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leads. Food and beverages are served. Check out the Chamber Calendar for the location of the next one! Contact Kim Brown at 405-794-3400 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Moore Chamber of Commerce Live Trivia Night, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., HeyDay Entertainment, 3201 Market Place, Norman. Think you know it all? Put your knowledge to the test and prove it at HeyDay Trivia Night. ½ priced domestics and discounted appetizers while you play. Call 405-7943400 for details.
Moore Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon, Tuesday, February 18, 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Moore Chamber of Commerce, 305 W. Main Street. Join us for the first of 2020’s Quarterly General Membership Luncheons. Registratin begins at 11:45 a.m. Program will begin at 12:00 p.m. $25 registration, $200 Sponsor table of 8. RSVP’s must be paid unless we are notified 24 hours in advance of the event. Contact Kim Brown at 405-794-3400 for more information or email email@example.com.
Moore Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon, Tuesday, February 4, 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.. Moore Chamber of Commerce, 305 W. Main Street. Contact Kim Brown at 405-7943400 for more information or email kbrown@moorechamber. com. Moore Chamber of Commerce Bowling Tournament, Tuesday, February 4, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Lanes at HeyDay, 3201 Market Place, Norman. The tournament is open only to 18 teams, so reserve your lane today! Teams may have not fewer than 4 or more than 6 members. Entry fee includes shoe rental, 1 one-topping pizza and soda. Warm up along with two games (max time 1 hour per game) will be played with trophies to be awarded to the 1st and 2nd place teams. Lower Level Team Sponsor: $500 Lower Level Lane Sponsor: $100 Upper Level Team Sponsor: $700 Upper Level Lane Sponsor: $200 Single Bowler: $125 Contact Kim Brown at 405-794-3400 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Seriously Fun Networking, Thursday, February 6, 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Jimmy John’s, 10601 S. Western Avenue. This is one of the Chamber's monthly networking groups! We always mix a bit of fun in with our work! The Seriously Fun group meets once a month in the late afternoon on he first Thursday of each month. Everyone participates in the round of self-introductions! The guidelines ex-plain that there are limitations based on industry category. Any Chamber member may attend twice. So, please join us to learn more. All of our special events are open to any Chamber member. Non-Chamber members are welcome to attend once, prior to joining the South OKC Chamber. Non-Chamber members are welcome to attend once, prior to joining the South OKC Chamber. For more information contact Co-Chair: Linda Richardson with HMIpromos at LRichardsonOKC@aol.com or 405-473-8008. Moore Chamber of Commerce Morning Buzz, Friday, February 7, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Moore Chamber of Commerce, 305 W. Main Street. The Morning Buzz is a break-fast series which aims to connect businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success through connections. Contact Kim Brown at 405-794-3400 for more information or email email@example.com. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Dream Team Networking Group, Wednesday, February 12, 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. at NOSH, 200 SE 19th Street, Moore. This is one of the two Chamber's monthly networking groups! Success always starts with a dream! The Dream Team group meets once a month at lunchtime on the second Wednesday. Everyone participates in the round of self-introductions! Non-Chamber members are welcome to attend once, prior to joining the South OKC Chamber. For more information contact Linda Richardson with HMIpromos at LRichardsonOKC@aol.com or 405-473-8008 or Marla Robinson with Wonderland Treasures at 405-514-8937 or MarlaKay1@aol.com Moore Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Thursday, February 13, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., NOSH, 200 SE 19TH Street. This event is a business networking op-portunity for Moore Chamber of Commerce Members. Attendees can make meaningful connections that can result in successful business
South OKC Chamber of Commerce Taco ‘Bout It Trivia, Tuesday, February 18, Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Trivia begins at 6:00 p.m., at Cocina De Mino, 6022 South Western Avenue. We are excited to announce the South Oklahoma City Chamber's Inaugural Taco 'Bout It Trivia night! Calling all trivia buffs, those looking for a fun night or a team building opportunity, gather your teammates and join us for some friendly pub quiz competition! Who will take home the grand prize of Trivia Champion? Will it be you? Se-cure your team today! To book your team contact Liz Cromwell at (405) 634-1436 or liz-cromwell@ southokc.com. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Wine & Cheese Tasting, Tuesday, February 18, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Village on the Park, 1515 Kingsridge Drive, OKC. This is a come-and-go event running from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. So, come at the time which suits you best! To assure that we have the appropriate amount of food and beverages, advance registration is requested. There will also be some display materials for you to learn more about the history of French wines, as well as some of the beautiful scenery from France! Village on the Park along with co-sponsor, Southwest Oklahoma City Library, welcome you to be our guests for another memorable evening. In keeping with the season, we will enjoy some wine regions of France! Come and enjoy some French food and taste some French wines! You are welcome to bring along your spouse or a friend for this free event! Pre-registration is required at either e-mail: lindaHMIpromos@gmail.com or on the Pioneer Library System Event Calendar website at: pioneer.libnet.info Moore Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Palooza, Wednesday, February 19, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Moore Chamber of Commerce, 305 W. Main Street. Join us as we celebrate the ribbon cuttings for home based businesses or businesses without tradi-tional store fronts. This is a great opportunity to get one on one time with businesses of all platforms in this expo type atmosphere of ribbon cuttings. Contact Carole Motley, Director of Membership Sales for more information.. Moore Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours, Thursday, February 27, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Moore Norman Technology Center South Penn Campus, 13301 S. Pennyslvania. This event is a business networking opportunity for Moore Chamber of Commerce Members. Attendees can make meaningful connections that can result in successful business leads. Food and beverages are served. Check out the Chamber Calendar for the location of the next one! Contact Kim Brown at 405-794-3400 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FITNESS AND DANCE CLASSES BOOTCAMPS: • Morning Bootcamp is available at First Moore Baptist Church every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. Ages 13 and up. The class is $2. Call 793-2600 for more information. • Evening Bootcamp is available at First Moore Baptist Church every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Ages 13 and up. The class is $2. Call 793-2600 for more information.
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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 send an email to email@example.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. Uniforms available at a discounted rate. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Morning Fitness, First Moore Baptist Church, every Monday at 9:00 a.m. Ages 40 and up preferred. The class is $2. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information.
KIDS’ CORNER 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about enrolling your child or to volunteer. LOGOS Children and Youth Program, Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. through November 21, First Christian Church, 629 NW 12th Street (enter through the west side of building). LOGOS is open to all children from 1st through 12th grade. LOGOS offers worship skills, recreation, bible study and fellowship to all children and adults. LOGOS spring semester is underway and starts at 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm every Wednesday through April 5th. Please come join us, everyone is welcome. Growing up in today’s world is tough. Youth and children must be able to face this reality and live with purpose, hope, faith and joy. We believe passionately that these qualities of life are uniquely found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. First Christian's LOGOS ministry exists to foster this relationship. The components of the LOGOS ministry follow the example of the early Christians as outlined in Acts 2:42. They include Bible Study, Worship Skills, Recreation and Family time. For more information contact Melissa Fallon at email@example.com or visit www.fccmoore.org/ministry/logos. Boy Scouts Meetings, Mondays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. Cub Scouts Meetings, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. Girl Scouts Meetings, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. YMCA Before and After School Care, Moore Community Center. Call (405) 378-0420 for participating schools and more information.
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.
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 Emotions Anonymous, meets every Wednesday at 6p at Earlywine YMCA. A weekly support group for men and women having emotional difficulties, looking for peace of mind. Contact info should you have any questions is Bruce Allen 405-364-9845 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
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.
SERVICE CLUBS, COMMUNITY CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS American Legion Meetings, every Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 207 SW 1st St., Moore. Open for all veterans. Call (405) 794-5446 for more information. DAR SEEKS MEMBERS: The Daughters of the American Revolution is a lineage based, non-profit, non-political women’s Service Organization, whose motto is “God, Home, and Country”. We promote Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism. DAR was founded October 11, 1890. ANY woman, 18 years of age or older regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible for membership. For more information please contact us at: www.DAR.org 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 Betty Worley at 405-691-9161.
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.
Moore Horseshoe Pitching Club, every Thursday, 6:00 p.m., Fairmoore Park. For more information, contact (405) 237-1171.
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 email@example.com to register or participate.
Moore Toastmasters, every Thursday, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St., Moore. Become the speaker and leader that you want to be. Join our group as we practice Toastmasters’ proven learn-by-doing program.
HOPE Addictions Recovery, every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Beth Haven Baptist Church, 12400 S. Call Pastor Rick Carter at (405) 691-6990 for information. Survivors of Suicide (SoS), every Monday night at 6:30 p.m., First Moore Baptist Church, 301 NE 27th Street. For more information please contact the church office at 405-793-2600.
SENIOR CONNECTION Moore Senior Citizen Nutrition Site, Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m., Brand Senior Center, 501 E. Main, (405) 793-9069. 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.
Moore Rotary Club, Wednesdays at Moore Chamber of Commerce. Moore Rotary Club is a civic organization dedicated to contributing and volunteering in our community.
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) 4457040.
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Volunteer for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, Volunteer jobs include: sorting and processing produce, organizing the warehouse, stocking shelves, checking clients out, and more. For more information call 600-3188 or email MRom@regionalfoodbank.org, The food bank is located at 2635 N. Shields Blvd. American Cancer Society seeks volunteers who would like to help drive patients to their cancer treatment and/or volunteer with our local Relay for Life event. For more information visit www.relayforlife.org/mooreok or contact Mel Rogers at (405) 841-5817 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Blue Star Mothers of America. Moore City Hall is a donation drop-off for items for our service members overseas. For needs, see www.bsmok6.org or go to City Hall. Help Deliver Meals to Moore homebound residents. Volunteer drivers needed. Call Darlene Carrell, (405)793-9069, 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 email@example.com or (405) 600-3186.
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Oklahoma Ducks Unlimited Volunteering for Ducks Unlimited is a great way to have fun, meet new people and support Ducks Unlimited’s critical waterfowl habitat conservation mission. Whether you want to sell event tickets, gather donations, secure sponsorships or help put on a successful party and fundraising event, there are many opportunities that will fit your needs to support your local community. For more information about volunteering, please contact Mr. Nathan Johnson, Regional Director for Oklahoma Ducks Unlimited at (405) 315-0093 or Mr. Randall Cole at (479) 220-9735. Serve Moore Are you looking for a way to help others? Serve Moore is looking for volunteers to help with disaster relief and renewal projects. If you would like to volunteer or need volunteer help, visit www.servemoore.com/help to submit a request. You can also visit the Serve Moore headquarters located inside the Community Renewal Center at 224 S. Chestnut Avenue in Moore. For more information, visit www.servemoore.com or call (405) 735-3060.
South Oklahoma City Rotary Club, every Friday, 12:00 p.m., Southwest Integris Cancer Center, SW 44th St. and S. Western, Oklahoma City. A civic organization dedicated to contributing and volunteering in our community. VFW Bruce January Post 8706, the second Thursday of every month, 7:00 p.m., Lynlee Mae Event Center, 501 W. Main St., Moore. All veterans welcome. Call Mike Eaton at (405) 831-4405 or go to www.vfwpost8706.org for more information. WOMEN: Moms Club of Moore, the second Thursday of the month, Westmoore Community Church. Go to momsclubsofmoore.com for more information.
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Taste: Pub W Offers a Uniquely American Twist on Pubs
Hours: Sunday 10:30 a.m – 10:00 p.m. Monday-Friday 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Saturday 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. Brunch 10:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. every Saturday & Sunday Happy Hour 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily
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On the sandwich side of the menu is a line-up of burgers that range from the standard Cheeseburger to a Habanero Pimento Cheese Burger and a Pretzel Burger, featuring beer cheese and a fried egg topping the burger which is served on a pretzel bun. Vegetarian options are available. McConnell recommends the Chupacabra sandwich for the more adventurous sandwich aficionado.
Anyone who spends any time at all enjoying the restaurant scene in the metro Oklahoma City area recognizes the Hal Smith brand. Hollie’s Flatiron Grille, Charleston’s, Redrock Canyon Grill, and The Garage are just a few of the popular and top-notch eateries operating under the Hal Smith banner. Pub W is one of their newer concepts that live up to those expectations in every way. Bryan McConnell manages the Pub W located on South May, just south of SW 104th Street. McConnell says Pub W takes the classic concept of a British pub and adds a distinctive, American flair that makes for a family-friendly atmosphere. “We love to venture back to traditional meals and cocktails from the ’20s and ’30s and put a modern twist on them,” said McConnell. If you’re wondering how much of a modern Pub W offers, consider their variation on the classic chicken-fried steak.
“We take a filet mignon and bash out it,” said McConnell. “Dip it in delicious tempura and then drop it in the fryer. It’s served with sausage gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, and jalapeño toast. It’s so amazing to have a well-done steak fried up like that.” Other main entrees include McConnell’s personal favorite, Fried Chicken. It’s a brined, half-chicken that’s served with mashed potatoes, sausage gravy, and green beans. You’ll also find Chipotle Meatloaf, Moroccan Salmon, Spicy Shrimp Tacos, and Mama’s Chicken Casserole. Of course, since Pub W is a pub, the menu features fish and chips that would make any Brit (or American) smile with anticipation. “Our fish and chips is made with haddock,” said McConnell, “Freshly battered with Panko breadcrumbs and tempura, then fried perfectly golden with a side of fries and squashpuppies.”
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“It’s our little Mexican monster,” said McConnell, “The Chupacabra is a marinated chipotle chicken served with grilled jalapeño’s, grilled onions, spicy aioli, and muenster cheese on jalapeño bread. It’s spicy, but not overbearing. Nice and warm on the belly and filling, too.” Of course, a pub would not be a pub without offering some adult libations. McConnell says Pub W, as an authentic American alehouse, is proud to offer just about any adult beverage a customer could desire. “We have 32 draft lines,” said McConnell. “29 of those are dedicated to beers, and two are dedicated to cocktails. We do our best to stay on top of the craft beer market in Oklahoma because right now, Oklahoma is just blowing up with great new breweries.”
“Our beer menu changes somewhat every three-to-four months, sometimes seasonally,” said McConnell. “Oklahoma is amazing for producing great-tasting beers, and we want to feature what’s new and cool from across the state.” McConnell also encourages customers to try some of their classic cocktails, including one straight out of the Prohibition era that was a favorite of F. Scott Fitzgerald. “It’s called ‘The Bee’s Knees,’” said McConnell. “It’s Plymouth gin with rosewater honey and a splash of lemon juice.”
Tenant Spotlight: Crafting with Linda To help draw attention to our amazing building and location I am hosting my first craft fair on Saturday, February 29th from 104pm. I have several local vendors that will be setting up to sell their items. I would like to invite the public to come see what vendors will be here and to buy some neat items from our Oklahoma crafters. My name is Linda Arambula and I have a small crafting business here at the Sooner Shopping Center called Crafting with Linda. I have been an avid crafter for a long time. I love making things from scratch or recreating things. My husband John and I do a lot of wood working together. I hold crafting classes mainly on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday evenings after 4:30pm as well as host birthday parties or special events on weekends. People join my Facebook page to see what new craft we will be making for the week. I have been at the Sooner Shopping Center for over a year and love it. The location is perfect for any business. Please visit my Facebook page or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
For information on lease space available at the Sooner Shopping Center, please contact Kylee at (405) 313-8817.
When you visit Pub W, make sure you check out the décor. Nestled somewhere on the premises is a picture of the restaurant’s namesake, Winston Churchill. McConnell says to bring the whole family, and he promises he and his staff will make sure you leave happy and satisfied. “The one thing I love about Pub W is that while it has the feel of an American pub, it’s the most family-friendly restaurant you’ll find,” said McConnell. “Our goal is that every time you visit a Pub W, we’ll make your day a little bit better than it was going in.”
McConnell and his fellow Pub W managers (there are also locations in Norman, Edmond, North OKC, and Tulsa) have worked hard to develop and maintain excellent relationships with brewers. That allows Pub W to offers some of the best craft beers available.
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Photo Credit: Dale and Carrie Spoonmoore
BY DALE & CARRIE SPOONMOORE
From Seed to Spoon: Facing A Frigid & Franctic February
February is a hectic month for those who are gardening! Even though it may feel frigid out, there’s still quite a bit that you can do this month! Our free iOS and Android app make it simple for you to see what you can grow right now in your area! Check out the filter for “can be planted,” and it will show you everything you can get started growing today! Greens are one of our favorite things to grow! Growing these really helps encourage us to stay eating healthy because we always have food right in our backyard! February is when we are getting a lot of our greens started. Some of our favorites include spinach, swiss chard, kale, and collard greens. Lettuce is another cool-season green we grow a lot of but doesn’t handle the cold quite as well. We usually start planting lettuce at the end of February as the nights warm up a bit. These greens are all packed full of nutrition and help with a variety of health issues. Check out our app to see the many health benefits that come from eating these healthy plants! You can even filter down by health benefits to see what plants help with certain conditions!
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February is also an excellent time for planting onions! We generally buy packs of transplants from the nursery and plant these onions around our raised beds. Use a pencil or stick to poke a shallow hole in the dirt and drop the onion in. Keep them well-watered for a few weeks, and they’ll produce full-sized bulbs by June! This month, we’re busy planning out our spring garden, and planting seeds indoors in our indoor grow area! We have a section in our office just for our baby plants that we have under shop lights until the weather is right for them to be transplanted outdoors. We’ll be planting broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower indoors this month. These plants are usually started indoors because our window of opportunity for optimum growing temperatures is pretty short here in Oklahoma. Some varieties can have a growing season of up to 4 months, and our temperatures get too hot before they’re able to produce. It can be easy to start your own plants indoors! We created a DIY grow rack seed starting system in our office that allows us to start up to 1,152 seeds at a time for less than $100! We’ve saved so much money with this setup! Instead of having to buy transplants from a nursery, we’re creating and growing our own transplants and picking our own varieties. Check out our video on our YouTube channel for details on how you can build this! We’ll also start planning ahead and start shopping for seeds for our tomatoes and peppers! Don’t forget you can use our free iOS and Android app to shop from over 1500 varieties from Burpee. We’ll help you filter their vast list of seeds down to the varieties you care about, and we’ll guide you through growing your own food From Seed to Spoon!
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Kim wanted to share her story to help others. She is encouraging everyone over the age of 40 to get a heart and lung scan. “If Rich had a heart scan we could have possibly seen this aneurysm and prevented it from dissection,” she said. Research indicates that 85% of sudden heart attacks may be prevented through early diagnosis and treatment. A heart scan, also called cardiac scoring, is a noninvasive heart scan that measures the calcium content in your coronary arteries. This simple, short test is performed at Norman Regional’s HealthPlex and Moore campuses. It costs $35 and a doctor’s order is not needed. You can schedule a heart scan today by calling 405-307-2290 or visiting www. NormanRegional.com/heartcare. February is National Heart Month and the perfect time to make your or your loved one’s heart health a priority. Kim and Rich are recovering from his surgery and hospitalization. They are celebrating heart month together – thanks to their quick action and the expert care at Norman Regional.
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Kim Hills got the call we all dread this January. The call that would change her and her husband’s lives. Her husband Rich was working out on an incline bench press at a local gym. He felt a pop and was in immediate pain. He called his wife, who is a nurse in Norman Regional’s Cath Lab. Kim rushed to her husband’s side and they went to the emergency room at the Norman Regional HealthPlex. “He was quickly seen by the awesome ER staff, had a timely cat scan and then my word fell apart,” Kim said. “I was told my husband had a dissected aortic aneurysm, something a cardiac Cath Lab nurse never wants to hear.” Rich Hills was taken to emergency surgery with Dr. Kyle Toal, a cardiovascular surgeon. He was in surgery for 11 hours. Kim said Dr. Toal let her know her husband was a true miracle. He suffered not only a dissected aortic aneurysm but also a dissected left main artery, a critical pathway that delivers oxygen to the heart muscle. “Dr. Toal told me no one lives through this. He had only seen this twice in his more than 30 year career because no one makes it to surgery in time,” Kim said. Rich is now recovering after his surgery and his wife is calling him a walking miracle.
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Ask a Dietitian: The Significance of Sleep You may not realize how important sleep is for your health and wellness. We live in a busy world where the focus is rarely ever on sleep. However, poor sleep can put your health at risk, even when you are doing your best to eat healthy and exercise.
Be consistent with your bedtime and wake time throughout the week. This will help train your brain and body to recognize when it’s time to sleep. Exercise in the morning, afternoon, or early evening (at least 3 hours before bed). Physical activity can help improve your sleep. Develop a bedtime routine that you find relaxing and familiar. Try spending time with meditation or prayer, relaxing music, or reading before going to sleep.
Sleep also impacts appetite and metabolism. When you don’t get enough sleep, levels of the appetite-regulating hormone leptin decrease and levels of the hunger hormone ghrelin increase, which makes you hungrier the next day and more likely to overeat. Poor sleep has even been linked to strong cravings for specific foods including sweets and baked goods.
Limit caffeine during the day. The more caffeine you consume, the harder it will be to fall asleep and stay asleep at night. Avoid alcohol before bedtime. The effects of alcohol may shorten the time it takes to fall asleep, but it can actually disrupt the quality of your sleep. Melatonin is hormone regulates the sleep-wake cycle and exists in an array of plant-based foods including tomatoes, broccoli, cucumber, walnuts, barley, strawberries, and olive oil. Increasing your intake of these foods may help improve sleep. Melatonin has become increasingly popular as supplement, however I always recommend food first. One reason is that the food sources listed here also contain several compounds that help to activate melatonin in the body.
Severe Headaches? Living with headaches is tough.
Sleep experts recommend that adults get 7 to 9 hours of sleep every night. The first step is to figure out if you’re getting enough by using a sleep log or timer. If you find that you’re not, consider trying some of these tips:
Keep lights off and the bedroom dark. Too much light can disturb sleep. Make your bedroom a quiet and peaceful retreat just for sleeping. This trains your brain to associate your bedroom with rest, not entertainment or work. Turn off technology (e.g. TV, cell phone, tablet) an hour before bed. The blue light emitted from electronic devices has been shown to interfere with sleep quality. Keep your bedroom temperature slightly cool. Cooler body temperatures are related with sleep onset, so it is important to allow the body time to cool off from a workout.
Day after day of being miserable, irritable, and looking a lot older than you really are. The frustration of knowing that your friends and family don’t understand what you’re going through. Add this to doctors’ visits, MRI’s and CT scans -- which only come back with “normal” results. And that’s not all… trying one medication after another, feeling like you’re on a merrygo-round of drugs. All this is enough to make anyone want to scream! My name is Dr. Aaron Wines with Active Chiropractic Health and Wellness, and I’ve been helping patients with neck tension, headaches and migraines live pain free for years now.
Every week I hear how women suffer from severe headaches – statements like… “I feel like my head is in a vice.” “My eyes hurt and I feel so drowsy.” “I have to lay down.” “I’ve had migraines since childhood.” “Muscle tension in the neck and pain into the shoulders.” “I only wished I had found you sooner”
listen…to the details of your unique situation. A complete neuromuscular and skeletal examination of the head and neck so we can find the problem. A full set of specialized x-rays to determine if posture or joint problem is contributing to your pain. A thorough analysis of your exam and x-rays where we’ll map out if/how you can get rid of your headaches once and for all.
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THE STATION SCHEDULE • FEBRUARY 2020
*This is a partial schedule of classes, camps, and activities available through Moore Parks and Recreation. For a full schedule please visit: cityofmoore.com/ departments/parks-recreation/events-andprograms or centralpark.cityofmoore.com/ activities-programs
SPRING BREAK CAMPS Art Camp WHEN: March 16th - March 20th TIME: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: 6-12 REGISTRATION: February 1st - March 15th FEE: $95 w /T-shirt Create colorful paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and more. You will use watercolors, paint, crayons, beads, strings, and clay. A lot of fun and the best part is you get to keep and take home what you make. Gizmo’s, Gadgets, & Thangs Camp Presents: Robots & Rockets WHEN: March 16th - March 20th TIME: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: 7-14 REGISTRATION: February 1st - March 15th REGISTRATIONTYPE: Online FEE: $95 w /T-shirt Science has never been this much fun before. In this camp you will get to build and create your very own robot that will do multiple things. You will also get to build and launch rockets that you will get to take home at the end of camp. Extreme Animals Camp WHEN: March 16th - March 20th TIME: 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: 6-12 REGISTRATION: February 1st - March 15th FEE: $125 w /T-shirt Get ready for a wildly entertaining experience! Get up close and personal with endangered species, creepy crawlies and more! You will also learn about different habitats and create different types of arts and crafts that relate to those species and their habitats. Basketball Camp WHEN: March 16th - March 18th TIME: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: 7-14 REGISTRATION: February 1st - March 16th FEE: $70 w /T-shirt For any young athlete who is looking to improve his or her skills, work hard, make new friends and have fun. Learn offensive and defensive skills and game like scenarios.
Volleyball Camp WHEN: March 19th - March 20th TIME: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: 7-14 REGISTRATION: February 1st - March 15th FEE: $55 w /T-shirt For any young athlete who is looking to improve his or her skills, work hard, make new friends and have fun. What better way than by getting to play volleyball for 2 days and learn some new things in the process. Backyard Sports Camp WHEN: March 16th - March 20TH TIME: 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: 7-14 REGISTRATION: February 1st - March 15th FEE: $75 w /T-shirt For any young athlete who is looking to improve his or her skills, work hard, make new friends and have fun. In this this camp you will learn about a variety of Sports that will include but not limited to Football, Baseball, Soccer, Volleyb all & Basketball.
OASIS SUMMER DAY CAMP AGE: 5 years to 12 years LOCATION: Moore Community Center 301 S. Howard Ave. TIME: 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. WHEN: June 1st - August 7th REGISTRATION: Starts February 18th Must Register in Person at The Station Front Desk Station Passholders $115 per week x 10 weeks = $1150 Entire Summer $125 per week Select Weeks Non-Station Passholders $130 per week x 10 weeks = $1300 Entire Summer $140 per week Select Weeks Want your kids to have the absolute best summer they have ever had? If the answer is “yes”, then you need to sign them up for The City of Moore’s Oasis Summer Day Camp. The Oasis Summer Day Camp will be from June 1st-August 7th. It will be every Monday-Friday. Kids will get to learn, play games, participate in arts & crafts, and meet new friends at the Oasis Summer Day Camp. Kids will also get to go on awesome field trips once a week and we will go to the Station Aquatic Center once a week as well. Some of the field trips we will go on include bowling at Hey Day, going to the movies at Warren Theatre, going to the
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Oklahoma City Zoo, and going to The Oklahoma City Science Museum to name just a few. The field trips and the trips to The Station Aquatic Center are also provided in the cost per week. Snacks and drinks will be provided every day for no additional cost. Kids will need to provide their own sack lunch every day and bring a swimsuit, towel and/or change of clothes on the days we will be going to the Aquatic Center at The Station.
Registration Type: Online-Coach Registers Team Team Minimum: 4 Team Maximum: 16
The first payment is due when registering your child. When choosing Select Weeks Option, payment is due at the time of registration.
Adult Spring Co-Ed Indoor Volleyball League When: Coaches Meeting – February 25th at 7:00 p.m. Games: Tuesday nights starting March 3rd Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. League runs 7 weeks + Tournament Ages: Men & Women 18 years and older Fee: $275 per team Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Registration/Signups: January 1st – February 21st Registration Type: Online-Coach Registers Team Team Minimum: 4 Team Maximum: 16
YOUTH SPRING LEAGUES
Registration for swim lessons opens on February 18th
Youth Soccer Spring League When: Coaches Meeting – March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. Games: Saturdays starting March 28th Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. League runs 7 weeks + Tournament Ages: Boys & Girls 3,4,5, & 6, Co-Ed 7/8 – Boys and Girls Age Determination Date: March 28, 2020 Fee: $60 for residents, $70 for nonresidents, $20 Late Fee after February 16th Where: Buck Thomas Park Registration/Signups: January 1st – February 16th Registration Type: Online at www. cityofmoore.com/fun Birth Certificate Due: March 26th by 5:00 p.m. Practices Begin: March 9th Practices Bid Sheet Due: March 6th at 8:00 a.m.
Registration is per-week but you can also sign up for the entire summer as well. The City of Moore’s Oasis Summer Day Camp and its staff are under American Camping Association standard guidelines.
Classes being offered: Parent & Child, Preschool & Youth Levels 1 – 4. Classes are based on the child’s age. Descriptions will be available at a later date. Private & Semi-Private Lessons Any age or ability can sign up for these lessons. These lessons are scheduled around your availability and are catered to your specific goals. Private lessons are structured with one instructor and one participant. Fee: $70 per student/per session Participation: Two participants must be registered together for semi-private lessons. Group Lessons Group swim lessons meet for two-week sessions unless noted. Fee: $40 per student per session Participation: Minimum of 3 participants is required. We reserve the right to cancel or combine levels to adjust for class size.
ADULT SPRING LEAGUES Adult Men’s Spring Basketball League When: Coaches Meeting – February 25th at 6:00 p.m. Games: Monday nights starting March 2nd Time: 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. League runs 7 weeks + Tournament Ages: Men 18 years and older Fee: $450 per team Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Registration/Signups: January 1st – February 21st
Jerseys will be given to each team by the first game. Shorts, athletic shoes, cleats, shin guards and any other equipment will not be supplied.
CLASSES Nutrition Classes at The Station WHEN: Last Wednesday of each month, starting January 29th 2020 WHERE: The Station Meeting Room #2 at 6pm FEE: Free to passholders, Station Day pass fee for non-passholders (see Front Desk) INSTRUCTOR: Angelica Martinez MS, RDN/LD Have you ever wondered how many calories you should be consuming, or what the difference is between a macro and a micro nutrient? Are you curious as to how nutrition will play a role in losing weight
or helping control diabetes? This monthly class can answer all of those questions and more! Join a Registered Dietician and learn the basics about nutrition. In this free class, you will learn about the fundamentals of a healthy diet, gain some insight into how you can change what you consume to meet your goals, and have the opportunity to ask the Registered Dietician any question you might have. For more information, please contact the Fitness Manager at bcargal@cityofmoore. com Combo Dance Class When: February 5th - February 26th Wednesday Nights (4 Classes) Time: 6:30 P.M -7:15 P.M. Ages: 4-8 Years Fee: $50 per Session Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Registration: Now - February 4th for February Classes
included in the cost for a recital. Recitals will be at the end of February at a date to be determined. Toddler Dance Class When: February 5th - February 26th Wednesday Nights (4 Classes) Time: 5:30 P.M -6:15 P.M. Ages: 3-5 years Fee: $50 per Session Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Registration: Now - February 4th for February Classes Toddler will learn the basics of dance all while having fun and making new friends in the process. All classes will get practice sessions included in the cost for a recital. Recitals will be the end of February.
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. High energy and fun. All Classes will then get practice sessions included in the cost for a recital. Recitals will be the end of February.
Ping Pong Mania When: February 20th, March 26th Time: 7:30 P.M -9:30 P.M. Ages: Anyone- Kids 6 & Under accompanied by an adult Fee: Free Where: The Station Recreation Center Registration: No Registration Instructor: The Station Staff Free to come. 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 of how to play.
Hip Hop/Jazz Dance Class When: February 6th - February 27th Thursday Nights (4 Classes) Time: 6:30 P.M -7:15 P.M. Ages: 4-8 Years Fee: $50 per Session Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Registration: Now – February 5th for February Classes SPANISH 4 ADULTS
This uses popular and current music the DESCRIPTION: Spanish for beginners. Children will learn basic kids will know and recognize to learn Spanish speaking skills. dances and choreography with different Registration: Parents can register online or WHEN: April 30th - June 26th Every Monday & Tuesday (16 Classes) WHEN: April 30th - Juneappropriate 25th Every Monday music Night (8 Classes) May 28th & 29th Day) day of the event. elements. Age that is No Classes in-person up(Memorial until the No Classes May 28th (Memorial Day), September 5th - October 25th Every Wednesday & Thursday (16 Classes) clean and not derogatory. All (8classes will TIME: (Online registration ends at 5:00PM, inSeptember 5th - October 24th Every Wednesday Classes) 5:15 P.M. - 6:15 P.M. TIME: P.M. practice - 7:15 P.M. The Station Recreation Center Activityat Room then6:15 get sessions included in the WHERE: person registration ends 6:00PM) WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room 6-13 year olds cost for a recital. Recitals will be the end ofAGES: *Children must be potty-trained to attend. AGES: 14+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: March 1st - April 29th, REGISTRATION July 1stParents - September should 4th February. PERIOD: March 1st - April 29th indicate any food allergies July 1st - September 4th COST: $85 per session or special needs at registration so staff can COST: $65 per session INSTRUCTOR: Rocie Petchprom INSTRUCTOR: Rocie Petchprom Baby Ballet best accommodate your child. Drop-off When: February 6th - February 27th begins at 6:00PM, and children must be SIGN LANGUAGE Thursday NightsSPANISH (4 Classes) picked up by 10:00PM. Parents will incur a CONTINUATION 4 ADULTS Time: 5:30 P.M -6:15 P.M. $30 charge for any lateof pick-ups.* DESCRIPTION: Sign Language is a system communication DESCRIPTION: For anyone who has completed Spanish 4 Adults using visual gestures and signs. In this class you will learn the basics Ages: 18 ormonths 3 Years at the Station is interestedto in refreshing their Spanish. This class of how to use and interpret sign language. is not for beginners but is for those who are past the beginner step Fee: $50 per Instructor: The Station Child Watch Staff but are not quite at thesession intermediate level. This class will continue WHEN: July 17th - August 28th Tuesday Evenings (7 Classes) to teach the basics understanding and being ableCenter to use basic Where: The ofStation Recreation TIME: Parents, 6:45 P.M. - 7:45do P.M. you need a night off? Enjoy a Spanish in the real world. This class will also use more conversation WHERE: The Station Recreation Centerwhile Activity Room and further enhance your Spanish vocabulary. Activity Room night to yourselves your kids have AGES: 18+ Registration: - February blast at The Station! Children can enjoy WHEN: May 1st - JuneNow 26th Tuesdays (8 Classes) 5th for COST:a $55 per session No Classes May 28th (Memorial Day) REGISTRATION PERIOD: - July 9th February Classes activities suchApril as1starts & crafts, board September 6th - October 25th Thursdays (8 Classes) INSTRUCTOR: Torie Sangi games, video games, and free play on TIME: 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Without mom and dad, the child gets to an exclusively reserved basketball court AGES: 15+ learn the basics Ballet through before finishing the night off with a movie. REGISTRATION PERIOD:of March 1st - April 30th for May music, & June classes, May 1st - September 6th for September & October classes movement, and balance. Pizza will be served for dinner, along with COST: $55 per session Fun, positive, and appropriate for the little a surprise treat for dessert. INSTRUCTOR: Rocie Petchprom ones. All classes will get practice sessions DESCRIPTION: Learn Spanish for beginners. Adult classes will teach the basics of understanding and being able to use basic Spanish in the real world.
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Parents Night Out When: February 7th and March 6th (the first Friday of each month) Time: 6:00 P.M -10:00 P.M. Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room (7-12 years old) & Child Watch Room (3-6 year olds) Ages: 3 Years-12 Years Old SPANISH 4 KIDS Fee: $15 per child
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Satan is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers Author: Charlie Louvin Reviewer: Zach Kastens, Moore Public Library I first heard about the Louvin Brothers on the “Cocaine and Rhinestones” podcast and promptly forgot about them as soon as the episode was over. Fast forward six months, and I encountered this book while putting out the display titles for our new Book Club. Maybe it was the shocking title, the child-like Satan effigy erected in the background, or the jovial expressions of the suited men warbling like songbirds in the foreground. More likely, it was a combination of all three that inspired me to pick up and read, “Satan is Real: The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers.” Written by Charlie Louvin, the younger of the pair, this book details the life and career of the musicians who were famous for a singing technique often called “blood harmony.” Their talent, incredible though it was, plays second fiddle to the astonishing story of their tumultuous relationship.
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Charlie, the upright mama’s boy who revered the Christian God and swore off drinking, and Ira, the mandolin-smashing drunkard who beat his wives and flew off the handle at the slightest provocation, could not have been more different. However, the love that Charlie felt for his brother and his sympathy for the hard life Ira led pushes this story about country-music royalty into the heartstrings-tugging territory. More than once, I felt compelled to read passages aloud to my coworkers and say, “can you believe that?” Find this and other books (and check out our monthly themed “Servin’ Up Books” Book Club!) at the Moore Public Library.Learn more about the Servin’ Up Books group online at http://pioneer.libnet. info/event/3754633.
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BY KIM BROWN
Moore Public Library
Southwest OKC Public Library
Children Saturday, Feb. 1 – Families Explore: Weather Sunday, Feb. 2 – Sunday Story Time: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Be a Healthy Hero Story Time Wednesday, Feb. 5 – Lapsit Story Time Thursday, Feb. 6 – Design Squad Junior Friday, Feb. 7 – Yoga Nursery Rhymes and More Sunday, Feb. 9 – Sunday Story Time: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Monday, Feb. 10 – Kids Club: Valentine’s Day Tuesday, Feb. 11 – Preschool Story Time Wednesday, Feb. 12 – Lapsit Story Time Thursday, Feb. 13 – Pre-K Play Thursday, Feb. 13 – Design Squad Junior Saturday, Feb. 15 – Families Explore: Weather Sunday, Feb. 16 – Sunday Story Time: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Tuesday, Feb. 18 – Preschool Story Time Wednesday, Feb. 19 – Sensory Play Time Wednesday, Feb. 19 – Lapsit Story Time Thursday, Feb. 20 – Story Time at the Boxcar Coffee Thursday, Feb. 20 – Design Squad Junior Sunday, Feb. 23 – Sunday Story Time: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Monday, Feb. 24 – Tween Scene: Star Wars Tuesday, Feb. 25 – Preschool Story Time Wednesday, Feb. 26 – Lapsit Story Time Thursday, Feb. 27 – Design Squad Junior
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Saturday, Feb. 1 – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Sunday, Feb. 2 – Writers’ Workshop Monday, Feb. 3 – Beginner’s Yoga Tuesday, Feb. 4 – ESL Class Wednesday, Feb. 5 – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Tuesday, Feb. 6 – ESL Class Thursday, Feb. 6 – Zumba Friday, Feb. 7 – Laser Engraved Wine Bags Saturday, Feb. 8 – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Monday, Feb. 10 – Beginner’s Yoga Tuesday, Feb. 11 – ESL Class Wednesday, Feb. 12 – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Tuesday, Feb. 13 – ESL Class Thursday, Feb. 13 – Zumba Thursday, Feb. 13 – “Servin’ Up Books” Book Club Saturday, Feb. 15 – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Monday, Feb. 17 – Beginner’s Yoga Tuesday, Feb. 18 – ESL Class Tuesday, Feb 18 – Teen DIY Club Wednesday, Feb. 19 – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Tuesday, Feb. 20 – ESL Class Thursday, Feb. 20 – Zumba Friday, Feb. 21 – Sewn With Love: A Fidget Blanket Sewing Circle, Part 1 Saturday, Feb. 22 – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Monday, Feb. 24 – Beginner’s Yoga Tuesday, Feb. 25 – ESL Class Tuesday, Feb. 25 – Instant Pot and Air Fryer Comfort Foods Wednesday, Feb. 26 – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Tuesday, Feb. 27 – ESL Class Thursday, Feb. 27 – Zumba Friday, Feb. 28 – Sewn With Love: A Fidget Blanket Sewing Circle, Part 1 Saturday, Feb. 29 – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Saturday, Feb. 29 – Bughouse Chess Tournament
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Children Monday, Feb. 3 – Little Movers Story Time (ages 18-36 months) 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3 – Early Explorers (ages 1-6) 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 6 – Baby Lapsit (ages 18 months and under) 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7 – Preschool Story Time (ages 3-6) 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 7 – Design Squad: Survival Edition (ages 8-11) 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 – Families Explore: Nature 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10 – Little Movers Story Time (ages 18-36 months) 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 10 – Early Explorers (ages 1-6) 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 – STEAM Club Jr.: Hopscotch Coding (ages 5-7) 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12 – Touch, Learn, Create: Valentines (ages 2-6) 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13 – Baby Lapsit (ages 18 months and under) 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14 – Preschool Story Time (ages 3-6) 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14 – Design Squad: Survival Edition (ages 8-11) 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17 – Little Movers Story Time (ages 18-36 months) 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 17 – Early Explorers (ages 1-6) 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 – Baby Lapsit (ages 18 months and under) 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21 – Preschool Story Time (ages 3-6) 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21 – Design Squad: Survival Edition (ages 8-11) 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 – Little Movers Story Time (ages 18-36 months) 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 24 – Early Explorers (ages 1-6) 11 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 – STEAM Club Jr.: We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (ages 5-7) 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27 – Baby Lapsit (ages 18 months and under) 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28 – Preschool Story Time (ages 3-6) 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28 – Design Squad: Survival Edition (ages 8-11) 2 p.m. Sat., Feb. 29 – Believe in Impossible Things: A Celebration of Leap Day (all ages)10:30 a.m. Teen/Adult Saturday, Feb. 1 – Teen Dungeons and Dragons Monday, Feb. 3 – Explore Dance: Salsa, Foxtrot and Waltz for Beginners Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Community Make-a-Thon Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Girls Who Code Tuesday, Feb. 4 – ESL Class Wednesday, Feb. 5 – ESL Class Friday, Feb. 7 – Life Skills for Kids (teens and preteens ages 10 to 15) Monday, Feb. 10 – Explore Dance: Salsa, Foxtrot and Waltz for Beginners Tuesday, Feb. 11 – ESL Class Tuesday, Feb. 11 – Girls Who Code Wednesday, Feb. 12 – ESL Class Thursday, Feb. 13 – Penn Avenue Literary Society Saturday, Feb. 15 – OTTER: Bamboo Arrangements Saturday, Feb. 15 – Teen Dungeons and Dragons Monday, Feb. 17 – Explore Dance: Salsa, Foxtrot and Waltz for Beginners Tuesday, Feb. 18 – ESL Class Tuesday, Feb. 18 – Girls Who Code Tuesday, Feb. 18 – Mardi Gras Make and Take: King Cake Wednesday, Feb. 19 – ESL Class Wed., Feb. 19 – How to Talk to Your Doctor w/ OK Healthy Aging Initiative Thursday, Feb. 20 – Home Landscape Design Friday, Feb. 21 – Life Skills for Kids (teens and preteens ages 10 to 15) Sunday, Feb. 23 – Dungeons and Dragons for Adults Monday, Feb. 24 – Explore Dance: Salsa, Foxtrot and Waltz for Beginners Tuesday, Feb. 25 – ESL Class Tuesday, Feb. 25 – Girls Who Code Wednesday, Feb. 26 – ESL Class
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2020 Looks Exciting for Moore
The Moore Chamber is excited about the future in 2020. What could be more exciting than starting each year off new? What’s new with the Moore Chamber?
Moore, Dr. Robert Romines with Moore Public Schools, Brian Ruttman with Moore Norman Technology Center, and Dr. Jeremy Thomas with Oklahoma City Community College.
First, we would like to start with welcoming our 2020 Board of Directors. Our executive committee will consist of the Chair of the Board, Carolie Rozell with McPhaul Rozell Law, PLLC, Chair-Elect, Jeff Arvin with FNB Community Bank, Past Chair, Jeff Miles with Republic Bank and Trust, Secretary, Tish Norman with TNT Print, and Treasurer, Patti Morgan with Eide Bailly, LLP.
Second, we would like to acknowledge all the businesses that have chosen to invest with the Moore Chamber. These businesses are focused on the community that serves the city of Moore as well as the school district. They believe that together they have a voice that can influence the betterment of the businesses throughout.
Our Board of Directors consist of Crystal Bennett with Republic Services, Jan Davis with Tinker Federal Credit Union, Dee Ann Gay with First United Bank, John Ireland with John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home & Chapel, Chris Manna with Moore Public Library, Tom McCurdy III with O G & E, Jan Moran with A T &T, Jake Shockley with Physical Therapy Central of Moore, Mike Smith with BancFirst, Monty Strickland with Realty Experts, Inc., Paul Urquhart with Earlywine Park YMCA and Kelly Wells with Norman Regional Health System. We have a group of Ex Officio members who provide the Board of Directors with information and expertise in their related fields. Our Ex Officio members are Dr. Tim Eaton with Randall University, Brooks Mitchell with the City of
Last but not least, we are so excited about what is in the pipeline for the chamber and the community. We feel that it is essential to take a proactive approach to what the future holds for Moore. We have all seen that Moore is a place where people want to be, whether it is to live or work – we have what they want. But what’s next for Moore? What can we possibly do? The horizon for Moore is bright and continuing to glow, but it takes all of us to make it work… all of us. Throughout the year, the chamber has many opportunities for you to be a part of the conversation. Check us out online at www.MooreChamber. com for upcoming events that give you a chance to be connected.
Carolie Rozell Chair of the Board
Here’s to 2020 – let’s have a GREAT start to the new decade.
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Football, Faith, and Music Define Southmoore’s New Top Cat Josh Norman has the football resume. He was one of the best running backs in the country coming out of Midland Lee High School in Texas , where he rushed for over 3,800 yards and 50 touchdowns. Norman played college ball at the University of Oklahoma, where he was a member of the 2000 National Championship team and earned All-Big XII honors as a junior and senior while playing four different positions: fullback, running back, tight end, and wide receiver. He entered the NFL as a free agent, playing for the San Diego Chargers, New York Jets, and the Oakland Raiders. Norman says all of that playing experience taught him valuable lessons as he played for coaching legends at every stop. “I realize how fortunate I was to have played for a high school coach like John Parchment, who's now in the Texas High School Hall of Fame,” said Norman. “Then I got to play for Bob Stoops, Mike Leach, Mark Mangino, and Chuck Long at OU. As an NFL player, I played under Marty Schottenheimer, Cam Cameron, Herm Edwards, and Norv Turner.” But it wasn’t just that Norman was soaking up a wealth of knowledge about the X’s and O’s at each of those stops. He says the unique thing was that each of those programs was rebuilding when he arrived. “I was able to witness how not just to run a program,” said Norman, “But I saw how these guys not only rebuilt those programs, they built to sustain them. I understand the pain that comes with doing that.” When Norman left the NFL, he returned to the Oklahoma City area as an assistant coach at Community Christian School in Norman. He
took over as head coach for the 2009 and 2010 seasons, leading the school to a 23-0 record and two OCSSA state championships. He seemed poised to move up the coaching ranks, but that’s where he took a bit of a detour into music. “Man, it was it was honestly a surprise to me,” said Norman. “Being honest, it really was just a God thing. I just felt strongly that God wanted me to just focus solely on music.” Norman says he resisted the call for a while, but ultimately he felt he had to put his trust in God. The results of the decision weren’t exactly what the world would consider wildly successful. “It’s not like I was just out here killing it, making all this money,” said Norman. “It was some hard times. But, man, I grew substantially in my walk with the Lord and developed some really amazing relationships.” The biggest success of that time in music was the creation of a platform for music artists. It’s an area in which Norman still works on the side. “Right now it just it involves me composing music for people,” said Norman. “Creating the music form and then recording, mixing and mastering. All the things behind the scenes to make the sound of what you hear from, you know, from the instrumentation to the vocals and all of that stuff.” After that side-step into music, Norman returned to coaching as the offensive coordinator at Southern Nazarene University, followed by a stint as offensive coordinator/strength and conditioning coach at Midland Trinity High School back in his Texas hometown. He moved back to Oklahoma City in 2019 to take the defensive coordinator’s position at John Marshall High School. Norman will step in as Southmoore’s fourth head
football coach since the school opened in 2008. He says he has followed the Sabercat program since it began. “I was really impressed with the way Coach (Chris) Jensen ran the program when he was here,” said Norman. “It was always on my radar, so when the position came open I felt really good about pursuing it.” Norman believes despite recent disappointments, the Sabercat program is poised for another successful run. He plans to apply those important lessons he learned while playing under coaches like Parchman, Stoops, and Schottenheimer as they rebuilt programs at the high school, collegiate, and professional levels. “The mission statement for our program is to win championships while building men of high character who serve and positively influence the community,” said Norman. “That’s what I call, ‘The Three C’s.” Character, community, and championships.” Make no mistake about it, Norman understands success isn’t going to come easily. As he talks about the Sabercat program, the conversation consistently returns to the concepts of hard work, integrity, accountability, and discipline. It’s a line of accountability that will run from the top to the bottom of the program. “Our summer program is going to be the real deal,” said Norman. “If you make it through it, then you there's nothing that our opponent can do, there's nothing that situation in a game could do to break you.” That confidence Norman exudes doesn’t just come from his football pedigree. Norman says the
foundation of who he is and everything he does is his relationship with Jesus Christ. “My faith in Christ goes with me in everything I do,” said Norman. “The character component of my life is built on that. The community and serving aspect of my philosophy is built on that. But it’s not just about being rigid and demanding, it’s also about finding that balance of being compassionate and kind and filled with grace.” Norman says grace, kindness, and compassion are going to be important elements as the Sabercats go through the difficult process of rebuilding, which includes a challenging off-season program. “There’s a lot of strain that comes with this,” said Norman. “There is going to be a little pain through the process. But what I would like is that we commit growing in our relationships with each other. And for me that kind of attitude ultimately comes from my Christian faith.” For Norman, the end result of everything he hopes to accomplish comes down to knowing the difference between your purpose in life and your goals. It’s a lesson he learned from Lee Blankenship, head football coach at Mustang High School. “We want to accomplish our goals and win games and gold balls,” said Norman, “But, man, if we're if we're accomplishing our purpose of building young men of high character who serve and positively influence the community, that's the main thing that I want. I want people, when they see our kids out the community, to know them by name and know that they're good kids of high quality and that they're out there serving the community.”
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MOORE BASKETBALL February 4 February 7 February 11 February 14 February 18 February 21 February 27-29 SWIM February 7-8 February 21-22 WRESTLING February 4 February 14-15 February 21-22 February 28-29
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Deer Creek Mustang @Norman Southmoore @Westmoore Norman Regionals Regionals@Mitch Park State Meet @PC West Dual Dual State Regional Tournament State Tournament @OKC Fairgrounds
BASKETBALL February 4 February 7 February 14 February 18 February 21 February 27-29
Yukon @Southmoore @Mustang Moore Southmoore Regionals
BASKETBALL February 4 February 7 February 11 February 14 February 18 February 21 February 27-29
@Edmond North Westmoore Yukon @Moore @Stillwater @Westmoore Regionals
SWIM February 7-8 February 21-22
Regionals@Mitch Park State Meet
SWIM February 7-8 February 21-22
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WRESTLING February 7 February 14-15 February 21-22 February 28-29
OWCA Future State@Shawnee Dual State Tournament Regional Tournament State@OKC Fairgrounds
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and deal with others around you. In other words, do not allow yourself to take out your negative emotions on others around you. Give genuine compliments. People love compliments, especially when they are genuine. Don’t be so proud as to never congratulate someone on their work or ideas. Do things for others. Being kind is its own reward. It could be as simple as bringing in doughnuts for people or offering to help someone who is struggling to carry something. This will show that you care about other people, and this will make people want to be around you.
GOOD MANNERS 1. Know that good manners and polite demeanor can help you get along with anyone. Think of your manners as the coat of paint on your personality. If you keep it clean and pleasant, it leaves a beautiful first impression when you meet someone. 2. Make eye contact and smile when talking to someone. This tells them that you are interested in what they have to say and want to be comfortable around them. When meeting someone for the first time, make good eye contact and shake their hand firmly as you introduce yourself. 3. Always smile; that way people won’t think you are serious and hard to get along with 4. Be polite and humble. If you are rude and arrogant, people will not like you. 5. Treat others how you wish to be treated. The golden rule is still the most important rule for getting along with others. Think of how you would like your friends to act around you. If you treat people with love and respect, they will treat you with the same. 6. Never say anything about someone you wouldn’t say to him/her in person. Gossip has a way of traveling around, and hearing that someone has been speaking ill of you behind your back is a sure-fire way to ruin a friendship. If you wouldn’t say it to them in person, it is best not to say it at all. 7. Speak in a clear, confident manner. Be confident. Don’t let it show that you are
trying to be liked. Talk loud and clear, speaking slowly enough to get your words out without mumbling. You don’t need to yell, interject, or rush words out—take your time and make each word count. Understand that people make mistakes. Forgiveness is not only polite, but it also leads to stronger friendships. No one is perfect, so judging someone for a fault is not fair when you expect them to forgive your mistakes too. Be willing to accept an apology and try and think of things through someone else’s perspective—were they really trying to be hurtful, or did they make an honest mistake? Have the humility to give and accept forgiveness is a great way to show people that you are a reasonable, kind person.
GETTING ALONG WITH PEOPLE YOU DISAGREE WITH 1. Discuss and negotiate with others when your opinions differ. You do not have to altogether avoid issues you disagree on. You do need to refrain from yelling, judging, or blocking out people you disagree with. There are very few people who will agree with you on everything. 1. If people have trouble, help them. Then, when you have trouble, they might help you. 1. Avoid making quarrels personal. While you can have a friendly discussion about political differences, for example, saying that their view makes them “a bad person” is a perfect way to ruin a relationship. 1. Look for Common ground. While you might have different ideas on who should be president, try and bond over a common topic or hobby. Find discussion topics and activities that you can both enjoy instead of focusing on the things that divide you. 1. Agree with them when appropriate. Even on contentious topics like religion or politics, you can always find common ground. Don’t be afraid to agree with someone when they make a good point – this will make it easier to keep the conversation civil.
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GETTING ALONG WITH ANYONE There are a lot of different people in the world, but despite our differences, we all want to get along. Humans are social beings, and we enjoy being treated nicely. Getting along with someone, regardless of their passions, isn’t about being their best friend or sharing all their hobbies. It is about treating people with respect and care. 1. Be a good listener. To start a conversation, it is essential to listen first, especially when you are in a group. Don’t indulge yourself in instant chat when you have just arrived. First, examine the situation and the conversation, then say whatever you deem fit. It is better to say something substantial, rather than meaningless banter. So it is better to listen to what the conversation is about before speaking. 2. Don’t try to change people. It is not your job to change anyone else. It is not in your power to change anyone else. Let other people live how they want to live. You can only change how you interact with people. You cannot change them. If you do not like how someone acts, you can arrange things so that you interact with them as little as possible. You can always maintain a good attitude around them so that your relationship with them might change. 3. Keep your sense of humor. A little laughter goes a long way, and a smile eases tensions, whereas a frown can create anxiety. If someone teases you, try to laugh it off. If someone is frowning, smile at them. Be mindful of your facial expression. If you are persistently cheerful and optimistic, people will cheer up when they see you coming. 4. State outright that you want to get along. Some people do not take hints. Just say with a cheerful face and voice, “I really want us to work well together. I’ll help you and back you up, and you help me and back me up.” 5. Radiate positivity. Always remember that how you project your feelings affects the people within your proximity. It almost has a ripple effect on the people around you. Therefore, it would be advisable to remain thoughtful of how you conduct yourself
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so that they end up spending less money than if they actually used their insurance. “We love helping educate our patients on how to get the most out of their insurance plan,” said Dr. Wall. “So many people are forced to carry extremely high deductibles to have insurance at all. When they find themselves facing specialized care or a hospital visit, we’re able to guide them into the most cost-effective way to get the best care possible.”
The cost of insurance and medical care ranks as one of the most significant concerns for nearly everyone these days. With insurance premiums and the cost of medical care skyrocketing, consumers are always on the lookout for ways they can get the best personal care at a reasonable price. The newly-opened Primary Medical Care offers a unique way for consumers to tackle those rising costs. Dr. Louie Wall and Assistant Christi DeWitt head up the staff at the new Moore location of Primary Health Partners. Dr. Wall was born on the south side of Oklahoma City and is excited about bringing this new concept to Moore. “I’m a Southeast High School graduate,” said Dr. Wall, “I went to UCO on a wrestling scholarship for my undergraduate degree, the OU for medical school and residency in family practice.” Dr. Wall says he quickly discovered that the realities of practicing primary and family care didn’t line up with the reasons he got into medicine in the first place. “In 1987, four of us started a medical group,” said Dr. Wall. “These were great doctors that I loved working with, but over the years, that small group grew into a much larger group, and we went from seeing a reasonable number of patients daily to seeing 20-to-30 patients a day.” The workload increased, according to Dr. Wall, because as the groups grew more substantial in size and insurance became more and more complicated, they were forced to hire more administrators. Because they were forced to see more and more patients, the doctors
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began to feel disconnected from any kind of personal relationship with the patients. Wall wasn’t the only doctor feeling this disconnect. “Dr. Robert Lockwood and Dr. Kyle Rickner decided to establish a new type of clinic in 2016,” said Dr. Wall. “This was in Yukon, and their goal was to provide a more personal, direct relationship between the provider and the patient.” The concept was Direct Primary Care (DPC), which is a membership-based alternative payment model where patients, employers, or health plans pay primary care providers in flat, simple periodic fees directly for unlimited access to primary care and prevention services in a medical home environment. The Yukon clinic was called Primary Health Partners (PHP). It was received with such an overwhelming response that Lockwood and Rickner quickly expanded to Edmond and Oklahoma City before opening a Moore office this past fall. “From the doctor’s side of the equation, I’m now in a situation where I can spend a lot of time with each patient,” said Dr. Wall. “We don’t have the high overhead, so I can see 8-10 patients a day and spend 30 or 40 minutes with each one of them.” PHP promises to put patients first by offering very personal care with doctors who don’t have to rush through appointments. Patients pay a reasonable monthly fee to have a personal provider. They can also contact by phone, text, email, or video chat. That includes after office hours, weekends, and even on holidays. Dr. Wall says PHP also offers further savings through in-house lab and pharmacy work, passing along wholesale costs to patients.
“Our price point is $79 per month for adults and $29 for kids,” said Dr. Wall. “It’s not a contract, and you can quit at any point if you don’t like it. But what you get is easy access to a doctor who knows you personally and can help you navigate the labyrinth of medical and insurance costs that bog so many people down these days.”
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If you’re interested in finding out more about Primary Health Partners and Direct Primary Care, you can visit the PHP website at primary-healthpartners.com. You can also schedule a free and unconditional “meet and greet” with Dr. Wall to discuss your health care needs and ask any questions you might have.
What that means to patients is that they can get same-day or next-day appointments, and they no longer must use their insurance by going to more expensive urgent care or emergency rooms for common medical issues. A visit to the PHP office is covered under the monthly membership fee, and any medication prescribed is at or near cost. Dr. Wall says the PHP doesn’t accept insurance. The program encourages patients to carry a major medical plan to ensure financial help should hospitalization or referral to a specialist becomes necessary. What PHP can help with is assisting patients in finding the least expensive options for any medical care that comes up beyond primary care. “Take MRI’s for instance,” said Dr. Wall. “The typical cost for an MRI can be around $1800 here in the Oklahoma City metro. But we know the exact number of MRI locations in the Metro, so we can call on behalf of the patient and negotiate a much more reasonable price, maybe as low as $450.” If a patient has to be referred to a specialist or be hospitalized, PHP doctors continue to follow and work with them during the stay or care by that specialist. They help patients find facilities and providers who offer discounts, reducing the out-of-pocket costs to patients
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“We are excited to add varsity esports to our list of team sports available to MACU students,” said Chief Operating Officer Jody Allen. “MACU has a long history of success in winning national championships in athletics and we expect to develop one of the top esports programs in the country.” Esports will become the eighth athletics program offered at MACU, joining men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, baseball, softball and volleyball. “We have students who love playing basketball or soccer. Some students have a passion for singing or theater,” Allen said. “We also have students who have a passion for video games and we want to tap into that talent and help them excel as students while doing an activity they enjoy.” He said although there are several quality esports programs in Oklahoma, MACU offers a distinct Christian environment that will allow gamers to grow spiritually and academically while competing in esports.
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To begin, MACU esports will offer competitive play for Overwatch, League of Legends, Rocket League and Super Smash Bros. Scholarship opportunities will be available for esports athletes, and Allen said they will be held to the same standards of excellence expected of other MACU student-athletes. MACU has joined the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE) which is the premier collegiate esports organization in the country with over 170 members and 5,000 student-athletes. To facilitate the new esports program, MACU is building an esports lab that is set to open this month. As the sport grows, Allen says MACU and its facilities intend to grow with it. “Esports has quickly become a worldwide sport and will soon surpass viewership of all professional sports combined,” he said. “We intend to offer the premier varsity program not just in Oklahoma, but in the country.” For more information about competitive gaming at MACU, please contact Daniel Peaslee at 405-691-3127 or visit www.macu.edu/esports.
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