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9 BEST OF MOORE & SOUTH OKC WINNERS Here they are! The top three finishers in 57 categories as voted on by the residents and customers of Moore and South Oklahoma City. This year’s voting broke records and featured some extremely close races!

CLASS ACTS: STATE ARCHERY CHAMPIONS Quietly, but with great dedication, the children of Moore have been developing into the best archers in the state of Oklahoma. Meet the team that brought home a state championship trophy this year and discover what it takes to be the best.

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SEED TO SPOON: MARCH GARDENING March is that wonderful transition month where the season makes a definitive move from winter into spring. It’s also prime time for planting root crops! Gardening guru Dale Spoonmoore gives you some basic tips in getting started.

WESTMOORE’S RISING STAR Jace Bohrofen first picked up a baseball when he was four years old. These days his athletic skills on the diamond have turned the heads of coaches, teammates, and scouts. The sky’s the limit for this Jaguar athlete.

FROM THE EDITOR The Best of Moore & South OKC began as a way to bring attention to our valuable local businesses and the hard-working folks who work so hard to make them successful. We are thrilled at the way the awards have grown since they were introduced in 2012 and are even more excited to share with you this year’s winners. The voting broke all previous records and as a result most of the races were extremely close. There were even a few ties for the first time in “Bommie” history! We hope that you’ll use the list of Best of Moore & South OKC winners as a starting point for all of your shopping plans and needs. These are the folks that help make Moore such a great place to live, work, shop, and play. Support Local Business!

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sketches of moore by l.t. hadley

Banking on Moore Modern technology has changed the nature of businesses; some have become obsolete and others have streamlined their operations. America has become a nation of enterprise, imagination and technological advances; seeing what is needed and doing something about it. However, some things never change: dependability, service and integrity. One of Moore’s banks has continued operation in Moore for over 100 years, with a record of these traits that never changes. In 1846 a man named Brand left his native Germany for America. He fought in the Civil War, then settled in Missouri to raise his family. His son, Cleo, became interested in banking, organized a bank in Carnegie, Oklahoma, then eventually settled in Moore. In 1904, he interested prospective stockholders in founding the first bank in the Moore area. In addition to Brand, stockholders were Threadgill, Hughes, McCartney, Hall and Dr. Nail. Brand had 23 shares and the 5 others together had 27. A charter was issued and the bank opened April 11, 1904, with a capital of $5000. It operated from the first floor of Payne’s Dry Goods Store, just north of Main and Broadway with McCartney serving as the first president. There have been bank robberies as long as there have been banks. Moore had its share: at least three. The first happened at this first location. An eye-witness account was published that described two enterprising men who first stole a railroad handcar, parked it close to town, then crawled under the bank and cut a hole in the floor, all without being discovered. The robbers burst through the hole and demanded money just as two citizens came into the bank on business. These men attempted to stop the robbery until one of the bandits waved a gun in their faces. The robbers grabbed the sack of cash, backed out the door, ran to their handcar and pumped their way down the tracks, leaving the town and pursuers far behind Much of the money was later found, buried in the sand on a North Canadian river bank. In 1908, the bank moved to a new twostory brick building on the southwest corner

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

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Who Are My Best Customers? In business, it is about the quality of your customers, not just the quantity. Fred Reichheld, in his book “the ultimate question 2.0” states that the best way to gain clarity in regards to best customers is to survey them and ask them one question – “On a scale of one to ten, how likely is it that you would refer our services to your friends and associates”? “Why?” Clients who rate you a 9 or 10 are promoters. These are you’re your raving fans – they will refer four times the amount of new business to you and share their personal interest success stories with many others. These are your most loyal clients. Those who rate you a 7 or 8 are passives – they will stay with you until something better comes along. Those who rate you a 6 or below are detractors – they generally are discontent, are vocal about their displeasure to your employees and others they interact with on the outside. While you want to treat all clients well – it really helps to rate your customers, understand their relative value to you, open up marketing, communication and dialogue options within each group. When you actively market for and seek to find more of your best customers (profile) – this will give you great clarity in terms of who these people are from a demographic, geographic, psychological and purchase behavior standpoint, to target market effectively. Let’s say we analyze our existing client database, develop a living document definition of our A, B and C clients – where “A” is our best; “B” are our passive clients and “C” clients for one reason or another are not our most Steller! I refer to these definitions as “living documents” because as you drill down into your client base analysis, you will add to and refine the definitions. Here is a start: Geography – what is the radius from your office of “A” clients – how far will a client travel to see you? Where do these clients work? What do they do for a living? Demographics – What are these clients gender/nationality? Income range? Age? Life stage? Education level? Purchase Behavior – What are their trigger events? – What made them decide to reach out and contact you? What do they value? – What is their purchase criteria? How price sensitive are they? Psychology – What is their work and lifestyles? Personality traits? Interest? Values? Ask your employees – they will provide excellent feedback in terms of who are A, B or C clients. “A” clients are best – they become your best salespeople. They become advocates and evangelists. They tell their friends and actively help your business grow. They are your most loyal clients – unless something awful happens – they will stick with you. They are generally less price sensitive, do not have or cause problems or issues for your staff, have very high customer lifetime value. They are usually the most profitable; provide genuine personal interest story online reviews. They often follow the Pareto Principle – they are the 20 percent of your clients who drive 80 percent of your revenue. These are your most important clients “B” clients – These are your passive clients – look for commonalities in these clients using the same filter described above – Ask yourself – How can I build more trust, loyalty, engagement with these clients? What are they looking for that I have not satisfied or addressed? How can I earn the right to move these to “A” clients? “C” clients – These are your “not Steller” clients - Without question, all customers should receive great service. Attentive, enthusiastic service should be the baseline for every customer, even the “not Steller” ones. You cannot afford to have brand detractors. Your employees will also be able to identify these clients immediately. I want the world on my terms at the least cost; expectations do not fall in alignment with reason – not happy most of the time – do not really purchase – do not have many good things to say within or without the organization – no loyalty – typically very low customer’s lifetime value. While you will probably keep C-level customers at your baseline of impressive service. The smart strategy here is to identify them as C-level and maintain a positive brand image. At the same time, use this knowledge to turn away future C-level prospects. Often, entrepreneurs feel obligated to chase whatever money comes their way. However, in assigning resources to accounts that will never pay off, you are taking away resources from the accounts that will. The common denominator for customer retention is hyper-value. Look at your A and B clients and figure out what is going to make them view you as the best option in town. How can you differentiate yourself from competitors? What is the precise need you are solving, and how can you make that solution better? Every customer wants to feel like they are your only customer. By scoring your best customers’ traits and developing strategies for each buyer category, you can eliminate those who do not belong while expanding the pool of great customers.

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As your most powerful asset, your best customers can significantly alter the course of your business. You can grow your business by making genuine connections. Working with “problem” customers is tiring. Moreover, less profitable. When you work with your best customers, your business grows, and your life gets easier. Great businesses invariably have a far higher proportion of great customers and a tiny proportion of “not Steller” ones. Because of this, these businesses grow faster, attract better people, do better work and attract even more great clients. It is a virtuous circle, and it leads to more rapid growth, higher revenue, and better profit margins. Many businesses struggle with the concept of focusing on high-profit customers because they worry that they will end up losing money by minimizing reach. The reality is that 10 to 20 percent of your customers eat up your profits in complaints and customer service, which reduces your ability to focus on your top 20 percent: hassle-free big spenders. By investing the majority of time and resources to your newly defined A-list clients and prospects, you are likely to have more success developing valuable, long-term relationships–relationships that should pay off for years to come.

Henry Dumas

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Arranging in-home care services. Family caregivers are not always able to take care of everything themselves. If that’s the case for you, then you may need to arrange professional services like housecleaning and meal deliveries. Ensuring home safety. Loved ones staying at home need to be kept safe. Family caregivers need to assess and address safety risks, make sure that smoke alarms have batteries, install handrails, and take care of any other safety measures that can help reduce the risk of accidents and injuries. Creating emergency plans. Family caregivers cannot usually be present with their loved ones at all times. So it’s essential to develop an emergency plan that your family member can easily follow if an accident happens when he or she is home alone. A caregiver job, especially one that is unpaid, comes with great responsibility. But it can also provide a lot of personal fulfillment. However, it is clear that caring for a loved one comes with its fair share of challenges and rewards. Family caregivers can take steps to help minimize the challenges that come with caring for aging loved ones. I have listed 10 tips below that can help you feel successful in your role as a family caregiver. 1. Take care of your mental and physical health. Make sure that you are taking time for yourself to reduce the chances of burning out. Get exercise, make time to visit with your friends, and take part in other activities that you enjoy. Also, make sure you are getting enough rest and sleep. 2. Develop stress management techniques. Doing simple things like coloring in an adult coloring book, getting fresh air, or meditating for 20 minutes a day may be enough to keep your stress level low. 3. Educate yourself. It is important to become familiar with your loved one’s condition, as well as with basic caregiving principles. After all, the more you understand about caregiving and your loved one’s specific needs, the easier it will be to care for him or her. 4. Create a schedule. Even if you are the only family member who is provid-

ing care, it is important to have a schedule. You should include your scheduled care times, personal time, and loved one’s appointments, along with the schedule details of any other family members who are also helping. 5. Stay organized. Use file folders or binders to hold all of the vital information related to your loved one’s care. Include phone numbers, lists of current and past medications, medical documents, and test results. 6. Make sure all legal documents are in order. While your loved one is in a clear mental state, it is important to update all legal and insurance records. Specifically, you will want to ensure that his or her will is accurate, that he or she has a power of attorney named, and that the beneficiaries on insurance plans and investment accounts reflect your loved one’s current wishes. 7. Don’t let problems pile up. Be sure to deal with any challenges as they come up so that your to-do list remains manageable. 8. Be realistic about your capabilities. Assess your own life situation to determine the level of care that you can offer to your loved one. If you are working a demanding, full-time job and have a young family at home, then assisting your family member 20 or more hours per week may not be realistic. 9. Connect with other caregivers in your community. It can be helpful to make connections with other people who are going through similar experiences. You may be able to find and join caregiver support groups. It’s important to feel connected and supported while caring for your loved one. 10. Seek professional help if it’s needed. If you find that caring for your loved one is too much to manage on your own, then be sure to ask for help. Talk to other family members and close friends to see who may be able to offer a hand. Additionally, look into the support services that are available in your community, such as in-home care, meal delivery, respite programs, and medical assistance services.

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When seniors want to keep living at home, unpaid family members are the most common care providers who help them out. Providing care to a loved one can be challenging and demanding at times, but it’s also highly rewarding. Family caregivers are often responsible for many of the same tasks as professional caregivers, but only one or two family members may be taking on those responsibilities for a particular senior. The most common responsibilities of family caregivers include activities like running errands and completing housework and home repairs. However, a growing number of family caregivers are taking on medical and nursing tasks. So the types of care that family caregivers provide are just as diverse as those of professional caregivers. It all depends on a senior’s needs and the capabilities of his or her family members and friends. Here are some caregiver responsibilities that may be relevant to your own situation. Establishing a care plan. Just like professional caregivers, family caregivers need to create care plans. It’s especially important when more than one family member is helping because everybody needs to have access to the same information. As a family caregiver, you may need to meet with your loved one’s doctor and any other medical professionals to ensure that all medical conditions, treatments, and medications are understood and properly administered. Managing finances. The loved one you are caring for may have trouble keeping their financial affairs straight. If bills start going unpaid or checks are bouncing, then you may need to step in and help your family member manage the finances. Providing companionship. Your loved one may become lonely and require emotional support. Giving some level of emotional support to aging family members is essential. So just being there makes your loved one feel connected. Scheduling. Family caregivers often need to help their loved ones make appointments and arrange proper transportation for getting to and from then.

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calendar of events, performances & Community announcemtnets

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT Yellow Rose Dinner Theater, Louis Armstrong & Friends present Love American Style. March 1 & 2. Welcoming the newest and most exciting show to our theatre. James “The Honey Cat” Morris is Louis Armstrong in this new show. Tasha Sanders joins James in every show along with special guests Frank Sinatra (Joshua Vanover) and Dean Martin (Michael Cooper). Call now for tickets: 405-793-7779. Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art - Art Adventures Free and open to kids of all ages Tuesdays at 10:30am Dee Dee and Jon R. Stuart Glassroom Free and open to kids of all ages March 5: The Noisy Paint Box by Barb Rosenstock March 12: Circle by Mac Barnett March 19: Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle March 26: The Big Orange Splot by Daniel Manus Pinkwater Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art – We Are Here Community Day Free and open to the public March 9 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Sandy Bell Gallery What does community mean to you? Join us for a celebration of the DVA: Mildred Howard  exhibition as we build community through the arts. Enjoy collaborative art, poetry, and weaving projects. Refreshments inspired by the show will be provided.  Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art - Tuesday Concert Series Free and open to the public March 5 at 12 p.m. Sandy Bell Gallery Clarinet Studio featuring Suzanne Tirk March 12 at 12 p.m. Sandy Bell Gallery Flute Studio featuring Valerie Watts March 26 at 12 p.m. Sandy Bell Gallery Vocal Coaching Studio featuring Liz Avery Westheimer Distinguished Visiting Artist: Mildred Howard January 25 – April 7, 2019 Over the course of her influential career, artist Mildred Howard (b. 1945) has used a variety of media to engage in pointed yet nuanced examinations of the history and politics of gender, race, and other issues central to contemporary society. Working in collage, sculptural assemblage, and large-scale installations, Howard assembles a blend of American folk art, family photographs, and antique engravings, among other appropriated objects, to explore both cultural memory and the historical roots of topical issues, such as oppression, sexual harassment, and personal privacy. Her enduring interest in history is derived, in part, from her parents, Rolly and Mable “Mama” Howard, who not only collected and sold antiques but were also actively involved with the Civil Rights movement. Howard’s parents fostered in her a desire to address social ills in her art, and recent series such as Casanova’s Assignations and I’ve Been a Witness to this Game demonstrate her ongoing commitment to her parents’ legacy.  Howard serves as the seventh guest artist in the university’s Jerome M. Westheimer, Sr. and Wanda Otey Westheimer Distinguished Visiting Artist Chair program. A native of San Francisco, Howard received her MFA from John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, California in 1985 and has worked in the Bay Area for the majority of her career. During her distinguished career, she has been the recipient of the Adeline Kent Award from San Francisco Art Institute in 1991, the Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in 2004-05, the Lee Krasner Award in 2015, the Nancy Graves Grant for Visual Artists in 2017 and, in 2018, an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts and the Douglas G. MacAgy Distinguished Achievement Award from San Francisco Art Institute. Testimony: The Life and Work of David Friedman January 25 – May 26, 2019 Testimony  surveys the career of artist David Friedman (1893-1980), from his early days in Berlin to his late career in St. Louis, Missouri. The exhibition includes portraits and landscapes as well as his notable series Because They Were Jews!, a visual diary of his time in the Lodz Ghetto in Poland and his internment at the Nazi concentration camp of

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Auschwitz-Birkenau. Testimony is both an indictment of the horrors of the Holocaust and an affirmation of survival. Friedman was born in Mährisch Ostrau, Austria (now Ostrava, Czech Republic) but moved to Berlin in 1911, where he studied with German impressionist Lovis Corinth. Following Friedman’s service in the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I, he earned a reputation as a portraitist of politicians and celebrities. In 1938, fearing Nazi threats, he and his family escaped to Prague, where he continued his career until 1941 when the family was deported by the Nazis to Lodz Ghetto in Poland. All of his work from the early years of his career was confiscated and much of it was lost or destroyed. When Lodz was evacuated in 1944, Friedman was separated from his wife and daughter, who were later killed during the Holocaust, and was sent to Auschwitz-Birkenau. He survived the concentration camp, married a fellow survivor, Hildegard Taussig, and left for the new country of Israel in 1949. Six years later, Friedman left for the United States, where he ultimately settled in St. Louis and worked as a commercial artist for the General Outdoor Advertising Company. OCCC VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER THEATER King Lear Sunday, March 10 – 6 p.m. Broadcast live from London’s West End, see Ian McKellen’s ‘extraordinarily moving portrayal’ (Independent) of King Lear in cinemas. Chichester Festival Theatre’s production received five-star reviews for its sell-out run, and transfers to the West End for a limited season. Jonathan Munby directs this ‘nuanced and powerful’ (The Times) contemporary retelling of Shakespeare’s tender, violent, moving and shocking play. This encore presentation is pre-recorded at London’s West End and rebroadcast in High Definition (HD). National Theatre Live is co-presented by OCCC and CityRep Theatre. For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: http://tickets.occc.edu/upcoming-events or call (405) 682-7579. Parsons Dance Thursday, March 28 – 7:30 p.m. Parsons Dance is a New York City-based modern dance company, internationally renowned for creating and performing contemporary American dance of extraordinary artistry that is accessible and enriching to diverse audiences. Parsons continues to pursue its mission to deliver positive, affirming, life enriching experiences to audiences worldwide. For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: http://tickets.occc.edu/upcoming-events or call (405) 682-7579. Oklahoma Community Orchestra Sunday, February 17 – 3:00 p.m. The OCCC-SEHS Jazz Ensemble performs side by side with the Oklahoma Community Orchestra in a concert of popular jazz favorites. For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: http://tickets.occc.edu/upcoming-events or call (405) 682-7579.

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). National Day of Prayer Come-and-Go Prayer Vigil, March 1, 6:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., First Christian Church, 629 NW 12th Street. All are welcome to come for a time of prayer for our nation and all other prayer needs. We will offer self-serve communion, prayer stations, as well as a quiet space for prayer and reflection.  Come on your way to work, on your lunch break, on your way home from work, or at any other time during the day for a few moments alone with God. For more information call 405-794-6166 or email Kristi Ribble at kristi@fccmoore.org. Friday Night Live for Him, Friday, March 15. Join the Singles of First Moore for dinner with a small charge at 6:30 p.m. in the Leadership Center, followed by a wonderful time of praise & worship and a message from David Edwards. Fellowship and table games to follow until 10:00 pm. Please

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call 793-2624 for more information or email marji.robison@ firstmoore.com. First Moore is located at 301 NE 27th Street, just off I-35 South in Moore.

CITY MEETINGS AND EVENTS

City Council Meeting, Monday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore Parks Board Meeting, Tuesday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Board of Adjustment Meeting, Tuesday, March 12, 5:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Planning Commission Meeting, Tuesday, March 12, 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. City Council Meeting, Monday, March 18 at 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Moore Economic Development Authority Meeting, Monday, March 18, 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. City of Moore Blood Drive, Thursday, March 28, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Moore Community Center, 301 S. Howard Ave. Donors receive a coupon for a Free Honey Butter Chicken Biscuit from Whataburger and could also win Whataburger for a year! For specific questions or to schedule your appointment, call 877-340-8777 or visit obi.org. City of Moore Animal Welfare Vaccination Clinic, Saturday, March 30, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Moore Community Center, 301 S. Howard Ave. $45 includes: Micro-chip, Rabies & Vaccine (Bordetella sold separately). Individual Vaccines: Rabies-$15, Microchip-$35, FVRCP (cats) $10, Bordetella (dogs) $10. City Tags for Moore Residents are $2.50 per dog. For more information call 405-793-5190.

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. Neighborhood Watch Program, Moore Police Dept. is starting a Neighborhood Watch Program. If you’re interested in helping your neighborhood reduce crime, contact Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, (405) 793-4448. Moore Chamber of Commerce Morning Buzz, Friday, March 1 , 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m, Schloztsky’s, 631 SW 19th St. The Morning Buzz is a breakfast series which aims to connect businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas and strategies for business growth and success through connections. TOPIC: Visioning; A Key to Success, When people do not know where they are going, it is impossible for them to get there successfully,  As busy professionals, it is easy to get bogged down with the day to day tasks and lose sight of the bigger picture.  Visioning is an effective way to focus energies on goals by listing Be’s, Do’s, and Haves for not only business but for one’s personal life.  Join Belinda Graham at the Moore Schlotzsky’s to spend some time thinking about your personal and business goals through the proven technique of visioning and enjoy some delicious treats.  Presenter Bio:   Belinda Graham is the Catering Sales Manager for DLJ Foods, Inc.  She has a bachelor›s degree in Organizational Leadership and specializes in event planning, marketing, and public relations.  Belinda is an active member of several community organizations and enjoys public speak-

ing and empowering others. For more information contact Kim Brown at kbrown@moorechamber.com. Moore Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours, Thursday, March 7, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Chick-Fil-A, 2001 S. Telephone Road. 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 kbrown@moorechamber.com Moore Chamber of Commerce Live Trivia Night, Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., HeyDay Entertainment, 3201 Market Place, Norman. Think you know it all? Put your knowledge to the test and prove it at HeyDay Trivia Night. ½ priced domestics and discounted appetizers while you play. Call 405-794-3400 for details. Fan Fest – Let’s Go Thunder, Saturday, March 9, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Whataburger, 2290 S Service Road, Chick-Fil-A, 2001 S. Telephone Road. Let’s rally for the Thunder with an afternoon of fun activties, giveaways and appearances by Thunder mascot Rumble the Bison, the Thunder girls and the O G & E Thunderbolt! Giveaways:First 50 fans in line will receive a free Whataburger. Register to Win Door prizes every 15 minutes including Thunder Game Tickets, Whataburger, Gift Packets, Whataburger for a year and Thunder prizes. Free to attend. Contact Whataburger at 405-8956528 for more details. South OKC Chamber Springing Into Action – INTEGRIS SW Medical Center Community Health Fair, Saturday, March 9, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Pete White Health and Wellness Center, 4021 S. Walker. INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center invites you to participate in our Community Fair. Join us for games, activities, and refreshments. Participants will be offered information and resources on health and wellness. Free basic health screenings will be available: Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Glucose. The Community Fair is free and open to the public. For more information, please call the INTEGRIS HealthLine at (405) 951-2277. South OKC Chamber Political Action Committee Golf Tournament, Saturday, March 9, Tee Times at 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:00 p.m., and 4:30 p.m. You are invited to participate in a two-person team, best ball tournament (two person teams per time slot; eight teams total). The tournament will be played on a HD golf simulator using your own clubs at the home of Todd and Mariann Stone. $500 per team. For more information contact Mike Vorhees at 405-682-5800. Moore Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon, Tuesday, March 12, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Moore Chamber of Commerce, 305 W. Main St. Join us on the second Tuesday of the month for great food and an opportunity to grow your business knowledge, share new ideas and connect with  our business community. Each attendee is given the opportunity to present information regarding their business to all in attendance. So bring your best sales pitch - make it innovative and memborable.  Cost: $10 Registration, RSVP required. Contact Kim Brown at 405-794-3400 for more information or email kbrown@moorechamber.com Moore Chamber of Commerce Eggs n’ Issues House and Senate Update, Wednesday, March 13, 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., Moore Chamber of Commerce, 305 W. Main. Eggs & Issues is the Moore Chamber of Commerce’s forum where our business community gathers to discuss business and legislative issues. $10 registration, RSVP required. Contact Kim Brown at 405-794-3400 for more information or email kbrown@moorechamber.com Friday Night Live for HIM, Friday, March 15 at First Moore Baptist Church at 301 NE 27th Street. Join the Singles of First Moore for “Friday Night Live for HIM” Friday, January 18th. There’s a dinner for a small charge at 6:30 p.m.  in


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calendar of events & performances - february 2019 Leadership Center, followed by a wonderful time of praise & worship and a message. Fellowship and table games to follow until 10:00 p.m. Please call 793-2624 for more information or e-mail at marji.robison@firstmoore.com. Moore Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Thursday, March 26, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Republic Bank & Trust, 11671 S Western Ave. This event is a business networking opportunity for Moore Chamber of Commerce Members. Attendees can make meaningful connections that can result in successful business leads. Food and beverages are served. Contact Kim Brown at 405-794-3400 for more information or email kbrown@moorechamber.com. South OKC Chamber Legislative Meet & Greet, Thursday, March 28, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m., South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce, 701 SE 74th Street. Join us to hear from the Oklahoma City area lawmakers for a come-and-go meet and greet. There will be time for questions from those that will represent us at the Capitol. Confirmed to Attend: Representative Mickey Dollens, Representative Andy Fugate, Representative Chris Kannady, Senator Darrell Weaver, and Representative Kevin West. For more information contact Liz Cromwell at 405-6341436 or email lizcromwell@southokc.com.

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 (405) 793-2600 for more information. • Evening Bootcamp is available at First Moore Baptist Church every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Ages 13 and up. The class is $2. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Judo, classes held Monday – Sunday at 117 Skylane Drive in Norman for ages 7 and up. A 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 fiftyonefiftybjj@yahoo.com. Adult Salsa Classes, every Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Adelante Dance Studio (Inside Moore Old School) 201 N. Broadway, Suite 201. $10 per class or $35 a month. Call (405)586-0201 for more information. First Moore Baptist Church of Moore Community Life/ Recreation Center, The Link is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday open 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Two basketball courts and racquetball courts, fitness center and walking/running track. For more information, call (405) 735-2527. Karate, First Moore Baptist Church, every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The classes are free for anyone ages 8 and up. 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 carissa. taylor@fbcmoore.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

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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 melissa@fccmoore.org 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.

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

• Faith Crossing Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery, Mondays, 13701 S. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City. • First Moore Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery, Thursday nights, 6:30 p.m., First Moore Baptist Church, 301 NE 27th Street. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Support and help for those struggling with addiction. • Fresh Start Community Church Celebrate Recovery 12 Step Program, Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m., 309 N Eastern. Call (405) 794-7313 for more information. Dementia/Alzheimer’s Support Group, Village on the Park, 1515 Kingsridge, Oklahoma City. Contact Karen Proctor at (405) 692-8700 for meeting times and details. Divorce Care, First Moore Baptist Church, Wednesday nights, 6:15 p.m., 301 NE 27th Street. Support group for those going through a divorce. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Grief Share Support Group, First Moore Baptist Church, every Monday night at 6:30 p.m., 301 N.E. 27th Street. Support group for individuals and family members struggling with life events such as death, divorce, and disappointments and learning healthy ways to cope with life. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Grief Share Support Group, Fresh Start Community Church, every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., 309 N. Eastern, Moore, Fresh Start Community Church Fireside Room. We offer help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Please contact the office at (405) 794-7313, Lyn Jacquemot at (405) 3265554, or ladylyn1941@gmail.com to register or participate. HOPE Addictions Recovery, every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Beth Haven Baptist Church, 12400 S. Call Pastor Rick Carter at (405) 691-6990 for information.

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

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. Malcolm Hunter Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, the second Wednesday of each month, Hillcrest Presbyterian Church, 6600 S. Penn, at 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact Pat Towns at (405) 376-5653. Moore Horseshoe Pitching Club, every Thursday, 6:00 p.m., Fairmoore Park. For more information, contact (405) 237-1171. Moore Rotary Club, Wednesdays at Moore Chamber of Commerce. Moore Rotary Club is a civic organization dedicated to contributing and volunteering in our community. Moore Toastmasters, every Thursday, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St., Moore. Become the speaker and leader that you want to be. Join our group as we practice Toastmasters’ proven learn-by-doing program. The Oklahoma Women Veterans Organization, the third Saturday during the months of February, April, June, August, October and December, 11:00 a.m., Sunnylane Family Reception Center, 3900 SE 29th St., Del City. If you need directions, call (405) 445-7040. South Oklahoma City Rotary Club, every Friday, 12:00 p.m., Southwest Integris Cancer Center, SW 44th St. and S. Western, Oklahoma City. A civic organization dedicated to contributing and volunteering in our community. VFW Bruce January Post 8706, the second Thursday of every month, 7:00 p.m., Lynlee Mae Event Center, 501 W. Main St., Moore. All veterans welcome. Call Mike Eaton at (405) 831-4405 or go to www.vfwpost8706.org for more information. VFW Bruce January Post 8706 Auxiliary will have its first meeting at the Lynlee Mae Chapel, 507 E. Main St. Meeting time is 7:00 p.m. For the institution of the VFW Auxiliary and election of officers, Joyce Caldwell, Department President will be at the meeting. For more information call Judith Lewis at 405-300-9244 or email flowergirl9806@ gmail.com

Survivors of Suicide (SoS), every Monday night at 6:30 p.m., First Moore Baptist Church, 301 NE 27th Street. For more information please contact the church office at 405793-2600.

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

SENIOR CONNECTION

Volunteer for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, January 2 - January 28. Volunteer jobs include: sorting and processing produce, organizing the warehouse, stocking shelves, checking clients out, and more. For more information call 600-3188 or email MRom@regionalfoodbank.org,

Moore Senior Citizen Nutrition Site, Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m., Brand Senior Center, 501 E. Main, (405) 7939069. Call by 1:00 p.m. the day before to request a meal. Donation for a meal for seniors 60 and above is $2.25. Re-

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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 mel.rogers@cancer.org. Blue Star Mothers of America. Moore City Hall is a donation drop-off for items for our service members overseas. For needs, see www.bsmok6.org or go to City Hall. Help Deliver Meals to Moore homebound residents. Volunteer drivers needed. Call Darlene Carrell, (405)7939069, Brand Center. The Hugs Project, a non-profit organization, puts together care packages for our troops in the Middle East. For more information, call (405) 651-8359 or TheHugsProject@cox. net. Moore Food Resource Center, a part of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, allows volunteers to help fight hunger in Moore. Volunteers at the Moore Food Resource Center will assist with a variety of tasks, including serving as client shopper helpers, assisting with loading and unloading vehicles, sorting and shelving food items and cleaning. The Moore Food Resource Center is located at 2635 N. Shields. For more information on becoming a volunteer, contact Alex Strout at astrout@regionalfoodbank.org or (405) 600-3186. Oklahoma Ducks Unlimited. Volunteering for Ducks Unlimited is a great way to have fun, meet new people and support Ducks Unlimited’s critical waterfowl habitat conservation mission. 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. To keep up with the events and opportunities that are being added throughout the month, log on to mooremonthly.com and click on the Calendar link at the top of the home page. You’ll find an updated calendar for this month and the rest of the year.


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Chad Hodges is the new face behind the revamping of The Boxcar in the Avondale Shopping Center in Moore. Hodges is a longtime coffee lover who has finally found the perfect business to align with his passion for community involvement. “I spent most of my time working in Oklahoma City after I opened a business seven years ago,” said Hodges. “During that time I fell in love with Oklahoma City’s coffee.” When he discovered that The Boxcar was on the market, Hodges said it was an easy decision to take the plunge and open a local, community-oriented coffee shop. “I was sleeping in Moore, shopping in Moore, but I didn’t spend my time working here,” said Hodges. “This was a chance to invest in the city that I love and live in.” The 1996 Moore High School graduate also had a very clear idea of what kind of coffee shop he wanted to offer the community. “We really wanted to rewrite the script from what The Boxcar used to be,” said Hodges. “We really want people to recognize it as a coffee shop and a community gathering place.” The Boxcar offers locally-roasted coffee from KLLR Coffee in Oklahoma City, a relatively new company on the OKC coffee scene that has quickly developed a reputation for producing fantastic roast-to-order beans. “KLLR has really helped us establish an identity,” said Hodges. “Not only with some great coffee but also with training that helps us brew really great drinks.” Hodges said Boxcar customers will find brewed coffee along with any type of expresso drink you can imagine as 34 | MOORE MONTHLY | MARCH 2019

well as monthly specials. The Boxcar also offers a selection of pastries and light breakfast menu. “We have some really tasty grab-and-go type pastries from LaBaguette,” said Hodges. “We also offer fantastic cinnamon rolls, breakfast burritos, fruit parfaits, and overnight oatmeal.” But the centerpiece of The Boxcar is coffee and community. Hodge keeps circling back to his passion for giving Moore residents a comfortable place to gather. “I never wanted to just own a coffee shop,” said Hodges. “I wanted a place where I could be behind the bar, brew a great cup of coffee or expresso, and the just able to get to know the people who come here and talk about their day.” The Boxcar has already established a presence among various groups in the city. The Moore Public library comes in regularly for story time and a newly-formed high school chess club uses The Boxcar for their gathering place. Hodges also has a deep connection to the local bicycling community as the team director for DNA Racing, an elite cycling and club team based in the OKC area. “We host the Oklahoma City Pro-Am Cycling Classic in June,” said Hodges. “I’m trying to instill a little that cycling mentality here at The Boxcar and hopefully make the community a little more cycling-friendly. We have groups of cyclists that are in here regularly and use the location as a start or finish to some of their rides.” Hodges said that in the 12 weeks since reopening The Boxcar as a coffee shop, he has deeply enjoyed the experience.

“This is my first time behind the bar, so I’ve learned a lot,” said Hodges. “Plus, it’s been really fantastic to try and help make somebody’s day better by offering a great cup of coffee and some conversation. It’s great to be a part of a coffee shop that is becoming a part of the community.”


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From Seed to Spoon: Prime Time for Root Crops! Hello Moore! It’s Dale Spoonemore here to talk about what you can do in March to grow your own food! My wife and I converted our lawn into gardens to feed our family of 6 and we built our free app to make it easy for you to grow food too! Our app will give you customized planting dates (with reminders!) based on your location and will guide you through all aspects of growing your own food! March is one of my favorite months of the year. Life is beginning to emerge from the cold of February, and new sprouts are everywhere! In March, we’re starting many things directly from seed outdoors, and continuing to plant new rounds of spring seeds indoors to transplant later. March is prime time for planting root crops like carrots, beets, radish, and others. These foods don’t like to be transplanted and are best planted directly outside from seed. One key to planting these outside is keeping the seeds moist until they sprout. We’ve found it simple to do so with automated irrigation and have guides on YouTube showing how easy it is to build it out of PVC pipe or install drip irrigation system.

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Emergency and physical therapy services have been provided by Norman Regional in the Moore community since 2007. That was the year our organization rescued Moore Medical Center and its employees out of bankruptcy by purchasing the former Moore Medical Center. A tornado destroyed Moore Medical Center in May 2013, but our team readily stood in the gap between that hurt and the healing and met the challenge alongside each of you, and was named the best even when we were treating patients in temporary buildings. The new Norman Regional Moore Emergency Department is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. And Norman Regional Moore does a lot more than emergencies and therapies. The facility also offers physician clinics, outpatient senior adult counseling, imaging, mammography, and extensive lab services. Our team of healers is ready to earn your vote for next year! Need a doctor? We’ve Got Moore! Norman Regional recently welcomed a new physician clinic to our team as we grow and expand our services to the Moore and South Oklahoma City community. Norman Regional Health System recently obtained Southmoore Medical Clinic, a family medicine clinic located in south Oklahoma City near Moore that is

home to providers Keith R. Layne, DO, and Mandi Brown, APRN, CNP. The clinic’s new name will be Norman Regional Primary Care—West Moore and is located at 14800 S. Western Avenue in Oklahoma City. Dr. Layne was born in Germany, and he grew up in the Army. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio, and his medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. He completed his residency at Great Plains Family Practice in Oklahoma City. Dr. Layne said he really listens to his patients and tries to apply the totality of who they are to what the medical issue requires. He said he hopes all his patients walk away with a sense that they know what is going on with them and are confident they can manage it effectively. Mandi Brown was born and raised in Oklahoma City. She received both her Bachelor of Science in Nursing to become a registered nurse and her Master of Science in Nursing to become a family nurse practitioner from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Brown chose to become a healthcare provider because she wanted to help others. “I was drawn to nursing and wanted to further my career to become a nurse practitioner,” Brown said. “I enjoy meeting new patients and families. It is rewarding to see people improve their health and feel better.” To make an appointment with Dr. Layne or Brown, call 405-912-4900. To learn more about other services we provide in Moore, please follow up on Facebook, Instagram or check us out at NormanRegional.com. Norman Regional knows you have a choice when it comes to your healthcare, we are so honored you have chosen us as Best Of Moore and South OKC.

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byte-size tech by rob morris

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Mob Rule and the Cult of Online Outrage

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t’s unsettling to watch the arms race between reason and rage being played out in social media these days. The most recent examples include:

A deluge of online hatred poured out after a 10-second video clip appeared to show a MAGAhat wearing teen displaying a smug attitude toward a Native American man. The condemnation continued even after a much longer video exonerated the teen.

A Young Adult fiction author stopped publication of a highly-anticipated book after a group of voracious Twitter-warriors deliberately quoted out-of-context excerpts from the book to sabotage her writing. It didn’t matter that the angry posters were obviously in the wrong. The author and her publisher decided it was just too hard to fight the tidal wave of lies.

A famous actor/comedian is forced to step down from his role as host of the Academy Awards based on jokes he told as a part of a stand-up comedy routine nearly a decade ago. Everything else the comedian had ever said or done was ignored in light of a handful of jokes.

Twitter activists fuel a lynch-mob search for a “man in a red hoodie” who they claim shot and killed a young girl in Houston. It turned out the witnesses who identified the man as the shooter were wrong. He was revealed to be a witness when the real shooters were arrested.

In each of those cases, there was the revelation of questionable information on Twitter, Facebook, and other social media sites. Those revelations were quickly picked up and passed on without any verification for their accuracy by both users of social media and various news outlets. The result was a mob mentality that demanded justice without the benefit of an exploration of the facts. It’s a growing mentality that flies in the face of any concept of truth and justice that

used to exist in America…and it doesn’t just happen in major cases like the examples given above. Visit the Moore, Oklahoma Facebook page on any given day, and you’ll likely find unverified complaints about all sorts of issues, followed by hundreds of comments from social media users who shovel questionable fuel on the fire. The old saying, “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” was never more accurate than in today’s world of instant audience access and 24-hour news cycle. Any burden of proof or verification of sources has been abandoned in favor of high emotion, especially anger and outrage. It’s easy to blame the current political situation for the firestorm that always seems to be burning. The real truth is that there appears to be little that can be done to quench the growing fire of mob rule and internet outrage. With that in mind, here are a couple of tips to help you keep from getting caught up in an online lynch mob.

3. Consider your own life and mistakes. Would you want judgments to be made about you based on a 10-second slice of your life when you’re at your worse or in a stressful situation? How about the choices you made when you were in high school? Things you did or said while under the influence at a party in college? There are two essential truths about the majority of people in this world: we all make mistakes, and we all change. It’s hard to expect anyone to extend grace to you if you’re unwilling to extend it to anyone else. We are very fortunate in America to have a government and system of justice in place that gets things right much more than it gets things wrong. Yes, there are problems. But all in all, we still live in a great country among people who believe in truth and justice. Mob rule is never the best choice. Not in real life and not online.

1. There are real-life consequences to social media actions. It’s all-too-easy to think that, “I’m just posting my opinion. I’m not hurting anyone.” The truth is that lives are being ruined. Relationships are broken. Jobs are lost. Families are destroyed, and there are even incidents when lives are lost. That post you’re typing may feel like a throwaway comment to you, but it could be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. 2. Pause before posting. Psychologists suggest a simple tactic for dealing with online stories or subjects that trigger you. Go ahead and type out your emotional response. Put all of your anger and outrage into your words. Then step away for 30 minutes. It may seem like a long time but walk away from your computer or smartphone. The chances are incredibly high that when you come back to the post you wrote earlier, you’ll edit it to a more reasonable response or just delete it.

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Children Saturday, March 2 – Families Explore: Mysteries Monday, March 4 – Girls Who Code Tuesday, March 5 – Preschool Story Time Tuesday, March 5 – Design Squad Wednesday, March 6 – Lapsit Story Time Monday, March 11 – Girls Who Code Monday, March 11 – Kid’s Club Tuesday, March 12 – Preschool Story Time Tuesday, March 12 – Design Squad Wednesday, March 13 – Lapsit Story Time Thursday, March 14 – Pre-K Play Saturday, March 16 – Families Explore: Mysteries Tuesday, March 19 – Preschool Story Time Tuesday, March 19 – Design Squad Wednesday, March 20 – Lapsit Story Time Wednesday, March 20 – Sensory Story Time Thursday, March 21 – Story Time at the Boxcar Friday, March 22 – Ghibli Jamboree! Monday, March 25 – Girls Who Code Tuesday, March 26 – Preschool Story Time Wednesday, March 27 – Lapsit Story Time Thursday, March 28 – Pre-K Play

Children 11:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 10:00 and 10:45 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 10:00 and 10:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 4:30 p.m. 10:00 and 10:45 a.m. 4:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 10:00 a.m. 10:00 and 10:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m.

Teen/Adult Saturday, March 2 – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Monday, March 4 – Beginners Yoga Wednesday, March 6 – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Thursday, March 7 – Zumba Friday, March 8 – Teen Manga Drawing Saturday, March 9 – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Monday, March 11 – Beginners Yoga Tuesday, March 12 – Spring Break Road Trip Prep Wednesday, March 13 – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Thursday, March 14 – Zumba Friday, March 15 – Game On! Saturday, March 16 – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Monday, March 18 – Beginners Yoga Wednesday, March 20 – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Thursday, March 21 – Zumba Saturday, March 23 – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Monday, March 25 – Beginners Yoga Wednesday, March 27 – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Thursday, March 28 – Zumba Friday, March 29 – Preparing Your Herb Garden Saturday, March 30 – Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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Friday, March 1 – Preschool Story Time (age 3-6) Saturday, March 2 – Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss Monday, March 4 – Little Movers Story Time (age 18-36 months) Monday, March 4 – Early Explorers (age 1-4) Thursday, March 7 – Baby Lapsit (age 18 months and under) Thursday, March 7 – Tween STEAM (age 8-11) Friday, March 8 – Preschool Story Time (age 3-6) Monday, March 11 – Little Movers Story Time (age 18-36 months) Monday, March 11 – Early Explorers (age 1-4) Tuesday, March 12 – STEAM Club Jr. (age 5-7) Thursday, March 14 – Baby Lapsit (age 18 months and under) Friday, March 15 – Preschool Story Time (age 3-6) Friday, March 15 – Design Squad (age 8 to 11) Saturday, March 16 – Family Music Time Monday, March 18 – Little Movers Story Time (age 18-36 months) Monday, March 18 – Early Explorers (age 1-4) Wednesday, March 20 – Touch, Learn and Create: Ocean Animals Thursday, March 21 – Baby Lapsit (age 18 months and under) Thursday, March 21 – Tween STEAM (age 8-11) Friday, March 22 – Design Squad (age 8 to 11) Friday, March 22 – Preschool Story Time (age 3-6) Monday, March 25 – Little Movers Story Time (age 18-36 months) Monday, March 25 – Early Explorers (age 1-4) Tuesday, March 26 – STEAM Club Jr. (age 5-7) Thursday, March 28 – Baby Lapsit (age 18 months and under) Friday, March 29 – Design Squad (age 8 to 11)

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Teen/Adult Tuesday, March 5 – Beginning Yoga Tuesday, March 12 – Beginning Yoga Tuesday, March 12 – SOKC Friends of the Library meeting Thursday, March 14 – Penn Avenue Literary Society Saturday, March 16 – Teens Reading Terrific Literature (TRTL) Tuesday, March 19 – Beginning Yoga Thursday, March 21 – Medical Marijuana Community Conversation Tuesday, March 26 – Beginning Yoga Thursday, Feb. 28 – Stargazing for Beginners Thursday, March 28 – Beekeeping in the City Saturday, March 30 – Irish Dance Workshop for Beginners

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book review

The Fly Author: Elise Gravel Publisher: Tundra Books Reviewer: Amber Luna, Children’s Services Assistant, Moore Public Library Does your child love bugs? Do they laugh at all things gross? If this sounds like your child, or yourself, then the Disgusting Critter Series by Elise Gravel is the series you didn’t know you needed! The first book in the Disgusting Critter Series focuses on the pesky fly. “The Fly” is a perfect blend of humor and facts. You’ll learn that flies are covered in hair, which may lead to a lot of required shaving, and that flies can walk on the ceiling, but it is hard to play soccer up there. Author and Illustrator, Elise Gravel has combined the world of non-fiction and comics. “The Fly” is geared toward children grades 2nd through 5th, but can be enjoyed by all ages, with an Accelerated Reader level of 2.7 and is worth 0.5 AR points.  You may find “The Fly” and other humorous non-fiction in the Moore Public Library children’s department. Please feel free to visit the Children’s Desk or call us at 405-7934347 with any questions.

Skyward Author: Brandon Sanderson Pages: 513 Genre: Young Adult Reviewer: David Schneider, Information Services, Southwest OKC Public Library “Skyward” is the newest young adult book from Brandon Sanderson, the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of the Reckoner’s series, Words of Radiance, and the Mistborn series. In “Skyward,” the remnants of humanity have been driven to a lone planet and are under constant attack from a mysterious race of aliens known as the Krell. The survivors rely on a fleet of fighter pilots to protect them from annihilation. The protagonist, Spensa, has always dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps and becoming a great pilot. Spensa’s father was the best pilot in the fleet until he mysteriously deserted and attacked his own team. Now, Spensa has been labeled the daughter of a coward and must overcome incredible hardships to make it through the brutal, often fatal, flight school and show everyone she belongs in the sky. “Skyward” is a captivating and inspirational story that will leave you wanting more. Sanderson, in typical fashion, creates a wonderful and unique world with interesting and relatable characters. “Skyward” is the first of a new series, and will appeal to Sanderson fans, sci-fi fans, and young adult fans in general. I highly recommend this book, and it can be found in physical, digital, and audio versions at your local library. 46 | MOORE MONTHLY | MARCH 2019


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the station schedule

Due to space limitations this is not a complete list of classes and activities available at The Station at Central Park. For a complete list of the ongoing opportunities for adults and children please visit: centralpark.cityofmoore.com/recreation-center

*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-and-programs or centralpark.cityofmoore.com/activities-programs

Have you ever wondered how many calories you should be consuming, or what the differences between a micronutrients and macronutrients are? Are you curious as to how nutrition will play a role in losing weight or helping control diabetes? This class can answer all of those questions and more! Join a registered dietician and learn the basics about nutrition. In this informative class, you will learn the foundations of a healthy diet, gain some insight into how you can change what you are eating to help meet your goals, and get a few delicious recipes to help start your journey off on the right foot.

Fundamentals Boot Camp When: Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays Where: Buck Thomas Park (1901 NE 12th Street) Sign-up: By the last Friday of every month Time: 5:30 a.m. In the event of bad weather: Boot camp will be moved to the Moore Community Center Ages: 16+ Fee: $40/month (12 classes) for Station passholders. $50/month for non-passholders. *Sign up for 3 months $100 for Station passholders and $125 for non-passholders. Instructor: Stacia Becher, CPT

Adult Morning Painting & Drawing Class When: April 22nd - May 27th Monday Mornings (6 Classes) August 12th - September 23rd Monday Mornings (6 Classes) No Class on September 2nd-Labor Day Time: 10:00 A.M - 12:00 P.M. Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Ages: 15+ Registration Period: January 15th-April 21st for April Classes May 1st-August 11th for August Classes Fee: $70 per session

The City of Moore is happy to offer the Fitness in the Park series. Join us for group fitness classes all while enjoying our beautiful parks. We will begin the series by offering a fun and challenging boot camp at Buck Thomas Park. The “Fun”damentals boot camp will push you to your limits by focusing on fun drills, including plyometrics and agilities, and challenging intervals of strength training and cardio. “Fun”damentals boot camp is for anyone who is looking to lose weight, get stronger, build muscle, or train for your next 5k. All fitness levels are encouraged to join in on the fun.

Description: Use several drawing media and various techniques in this class. All supplies included. Class taught by a certified art instructor

ACTIVITIES & CLASSES

Weekly Nutritional Informational Classes When: Tuesday Time: 5:30 p.m. Where: Group Exercise Room 2 (last Tuesday of the month - in the kitchen/meeting room 2) Fee: $50/month (available to members and nonmembers) Instructor: Angelica Martinez MS, RDN, LD Minimum of 8 participants Nutrition is the key component to living a healthy lifestyle. During this in-depth informational class, a registered dietician will help you navigate this complicated aspect of living a healthy life and being the best you. You will learn how your body reacts to foods, the best way to fuel your body, how you can use nutrition to lose weight, become stronger, or just feel better. The registered dietician will help you learn how to shop for healthy foods at supermarkets and farmer’s markets, how to meal prep, give you some recipe ideas, and walk you through a cooking demonstration. This class is ideal for anyone who is beginning a healthy lifestyle or for those who have been working out for years. Nutritional Basics Monthly Class When: 3rd Wednesday evening of each month Time: 6:00 p.m. Where: The Station meeting room #2 Fee: $30 per class (available to members and nonmembers

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Adult Drawing When: April 3rd-April 24th Monday Nights (4 Classes) July 10th-July 31st Monday Nights (4 Classes) Time: 6:45 P.M - 8:15 P.M. Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Ages: 15+ Registration Period: January 1st-April 2nd for April Classes April 1st - July 9th for July Fee: $60 per session Description: Use several drawing media and various techniques in this class. All supplies included. Class taught by a certified art instructor. Beginning Ceramics 4 Adults When: March 6th - April 24th Wednesday Nights (8 Classes) Time: 6:30 P.M. - 7:45 P.M. Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Ages: 15+ Registration Period: January 1st - March 5th Fee: $70 per session Description: Students will learn hands on techniques such as Pinch potting, Qoil potting, Slab construction, Cross Hatch and Slipping. Students will build 3 usable projects using the above techniques. We will discuss size vs usage and proper balance and construction for future projects. This is a basic class that will make projects such as planters, jewelry boxes, cups, vases, etc. Adult 3D Art When: March 4th - March 25th Monday Nights (4 Classes) June 3rd - June 24th Monday Nights (4 Classes) Time: 6:45 P.M -8:15 P.M for March Classes. 7:30P.M.-8:45 P.M. for June Classes Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room

Ages: 15+ Registration Period: January 15th - March 3rd for March Classes March 1st - June 2nd for June Classes Fee: $50 per session Description: Use several drawing media and watercolor. All supplies included. Class taught by a certified art instructor: Use several drawing media and watercolor. All supplies included. Class taught by a certified art instructor Beginning Drawing 4 Adults When: March 5th - March 26th Tuesday Nights (4 Classes) May 7th - May 28th Tuesday Nights (4 Classes) Time: 7:00 P.M - 8:00 P.M. for March Classes 7:45 P.M. - 8:45 P.M. for May Classes Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Ages: 15+ Registration Period: January 1st - March 4th for March Classes March 1st-May 27th for May Classes Fee: $50 per session Description: A Class for Adults who have always been interested in drawing but have never felt like they could do it. This class will give you the skills and confidence in your ability to draw. This class is for beginners and it is a “Draw what you see class” in which the artist is the one creates the images in which they draw. Beads & Strings When: April 1st - April 23rd,Monday & Tuesday Nights (8 Classes) September 3rd - 24th Monday & Tuesday Nights (7 Classes) Time: 3-5 Year Olds (4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.) 6-12 Year Olds (5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.) Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Ages: 3-5 and 6-12 year olds Registration Period: January 15th - September 2nd Fee: $60 per Session Description: In this class you will create, make, mold and build different art using beads and string.

Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Ages: Adults 15+ Registration Period: January 1st - February 27th for March & April Classes March 1st - May 1st for May & June Classes July 1st - September 4th for September & October Classes Fee: $60 per session or $8 per class Description: Learn how to Swing Dance and the many variations of Swing Dancing and before you know it you will be able to scoot across the dance floor like a pro. Guitar Lessons When: March 7th-April 25th July 11th-August 29th Time: 7:30 P.M. - 8:45 P.M. Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Ages: 12+ Registration Period: January 15th - July 10th Fee: $70 per session Description: Ever thought about learning how to play guitar but just never got around to it? Well now is your opportunity to do so. Learn how to count music, read music, and even play some songs in this class. It is recommended to bring a guitar but it is not a requirement. FitKids Day/Time: Wednesday at 5:00pm (55 minutes) Duration: 8 weeks Location: The Station Basketball Gym-Court 4 Age: 7 years to 12 years Cost: $25 for passholders; $50 for non-passholders Description: This 55 minute class is packed with entertaining music, foundational fitness moves, and fun games. Fit Kids will get your child moving and learning the importance of making healthy choices all while having fun! For ages 7 to 12 years. Participants will receive a certificate, water bottle, and a Kids Fit T-Shirt when completing the session. Parents are welcome to stay.

Description: A class where kids get to use their imagination in a variety of different ways, making a variety of projects they get to take home.

Puppy Class When: May 11th - June 15th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) July 13th - August 17th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) September 7th - October 12th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) Time: 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. Where: Buck Thomas Dog Park Ages: Dogs up to 4 months old. Puppies must have had 2nd round of puppy vaccination shots (Distemper/Parvo, DHLPP). Copy of shot records must be brought to the Station and turned into the Front Desk before 1st class. Registration Period: February 1st - May 10th for July & August Classes April 1st - September 6th for September & October Classes Fee: $95 per session

Adult Swing Dancing When: March 6th-April 24th Wednesday Nights (8 Classes) May 1st - June 19th Wednesday Nights (8 Classes) September 4th - October 23rd Wednesday Nights (8 Classes) Time: 7:30 P.M - 9:00 P.M.

Description: Build a strong relationship with your puppy based on trust and cooperation. Puppy classes are an indispensable foundation for the rest of your dog’s life. All training is gentle and fun, and you will learn how to help your puppy blend into your family. Topics include: Lots of socialization and handling by people, Inappropriate mouthing and biting,

Youth Arts & Crafts When: March 4th-March 26th Monday and Tuesday Nights (8 Classes) August 5th-August 27th Monday and Tuesday Nights (8 Classes) Time: 3-5 Year Olds (4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.) 6-12 Year Olds (5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.) Where: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room Ages: 3-5 and 6-12 year olds Registration Period: January 15th - March 3rd for March Classes May 1st - August 26th For August Classes Fee: $60 per Session


the station schedule

Socialization with other dogs, New sights, sounds and experiences, How to play with your puppy, Handling exercises, Basic training - be attentive, “sit,” “down,” “come,” “stay,” “leave it,” “give,” and walking on a leash, How to build a structure in your puppy’s life to help them become a happy and well-adjusted adult. Depending on the progression of the class will depend on what may be taught during the class. The first class there will be a discussion about different training tools such as harnesses and martingale collars. Please bring something that you know your dog already likes as this will help in the class. There should be one dog per handler, but the whole family can come train. Every dog in the same family paying for class needs to have their own handler. Basic Manners Class When: May 11th - June 15th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) July 13th - August 17th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) September 7th - October 12th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) Time: 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Where: Buck Thomas Dog Park Ages: Dogs 4 months old and older. Vaccinations: We do require that your dog is current on Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella. Copy of shot records must be brought to the Station and turned into the Front Desk before 1st class. Registration Period: February 1st - May 11th for May & June Classes March 1st - July 13th for July & August Classes April 1st - September 7th for September & October Classes Fee: $95 per session Description: The focus of this class is to begin to build understanding and communication between dog and owner (guardian) by introducing the concept of positive reinforcement training while learning foundation obedience behaviors including watch me, crate games, sit, down, coming when called, loose leash walking, sit for greeting, wait, leave it and drop it, manner skills, and problem solving. Depending on the progression of the class will depend on what may be taught during the class. The first class there will be a discussion about different training tools such as harnesses and martingale collars. Please bring something that you know your dog already likes as this will help in the class. There should be one dog per handler, but the whole family can come train. Every dog in the same family paying for class needs to have their own handler.

ADULT LEAGUES Adult Men’s Spring Basketball League When: Games: Monday nights starting March 4th Time: 6:00PM-10:00PM. League runs 7 weeks + Tournament Ages: Men 18 Years and Older Fee: $450 a team Where: The Station Recreation Center Registration Type: Online-Coach Registers Team Team Minimum: 4 Team Maximum: 16 Adult Spring Co-Ed Indoor Basketball League When: Games Wednesday night starting March 6th Time: 6:00PM-10:00PM. League runs 7 weeks + Tournament

Ages: Men & Women 15 Years and Older Fee: $450 per team Where: The Station Recreation Center Registration Type: Online-Coach Registers Team Team Minimum: 4 Team Maximum: 16 Must have 2 women playing at all times Adult Spring Co-Ed Indoor Volleyball League When: Games Tuesday night starting March 5th Time: 6:00PM-10:00PM. League runs 7 weeks + Tournament Ages: Men & Women 15 Years and Older Fee: $275 per team Where: The Station Recreation Center Registration Type: Online-Coach Registers Team Team Minimum: 4 Team Maximum: 16 Must have 2 women playing at all times

YOUTH LEAGUES

Youth Spring Soccer When: Coaches Meeting: March 4th 7PM Games start on March 30th Time: Games are on Saturdays. Game Times are TBD. 6 Game Season Ages: Boys & Girls 3, 4, 5 & 6; Age Determination Date: March 1st, 2018 Fee: $60 Resident, $70 Non-Resident, $20 Late Fee after February 17th Where: Central Park or Buck Thomas Park (TBD at a later date) Sign-ups: January 1st- February 17th Registration Type: Online www.cityofmoore.com/fun Birth Certificates Due: March 22rd by 5PM Practices Begin: March 11th Practice Bid Sheet Due: March 8th at 8AM

EDUCATION CLASSES

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. SPANISH 4 ADULTS

SPANISH 4 KIDS

DESCRIPTION: Learn Spanish for beginners. Adult classes will

DESCRIPTION: Spanish for beginners. Children will learn basic

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

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

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

REGISTRATION PERIOD: March 1st - April 29th,

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

INSTRUCTOR: Rocie Petchprom

SIGN LANGUAGE

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

TO REGISTER: www.cityofmoore.com/fun For more information call Moore Parks & Recreation at (405) 793-5090

Spanish speaking skills.

DESCRIPTION: Sign Language is a system of communication

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

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

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class acts by Whitney Randell

A Tale of Two Teams Northmoor Elementary School doesn’t start classes until 9:15 a.m., but one group of kids could be seen rolling in at 7:30 most every morning from early November through last week. What could possibly motivate grade school students to show up at school nearly two hours early and then stay after school until 5:30 in the afternoon? Archery. These kids have developed a passion for shooting and began showing up early and staying late to put in more practice time, shooting in hopes of getting good enough to compete at the state level. It paid off. The National Archery School Program (NASP) state tournament proved to be a first-time victory for a new Moore elementary team and a bittersweet one for a seasoned junior high team. The meet, held on February 14, at the State Fairgrounds hosted 25 Tier One and 25 Tier Two teams for each level of elementary, junior high and high school competition. Northmoor coach Eddie Fowlkes is no rookie to coaching archery. He started the program at Houchin Elementary and took his team there to state for eight consecutive years, winning first place in 2016 and 2017. When he transferred to Northmoor in 2018, he introduced the program in his P.E. classes and just this year, with the support of Northmoor principal, Vernona Decarlo, he got the program going full force. And full force they went, winning first place in the highest competitive level (Tier One) at Oklahoma NASP State Meet. Fowlkes expressed his pride in the team’s accomplishments. “This being Northmoor’s first year to compete, they exceeded all my goals for them,” Fowlkes said. “The people at the Oklahoma Wildlife Department are checking old scores,

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but they believe this is the highest score ever by an elementary team in Oklahoma.” The team posted a score of 2768 out of a possible 3600 in December to qualify for the State Meet. They raised that by nearly 400 points to score 3163 to win that competition, beating the second-place team by nearly 200 points. “These kids practiced 12 to 14 hours a week and gave up some Thanksgiving and Christmas break time to hone their skills,” Fowlkes said. “A lot of kids on the team got bows for Christmas instead of game boxes and toys.” Coach Fowlkes’ team became supportive of each other throughout the season. “Northmoor kids have only been competing this year, but the kids became a close-knit group over the season, learning to care about each other and the burdens we all carry from time to time. They looked after each other in the classroom to make sure they were getting work done,” Fowlkes said. Moore West Junior High also had a great day. Sort of. They can add a runner-up trophy to their collection but lost a tough match by an incredibly narrow margin. Moore West team’s record under Coach Duane Smith is impressive, having never finished less than third place in any tournament in the last five years. His team Thursday missed the first-place title by a mere 12 points, with a score of 3225. That loss was made even harder to swallow given that they were favored to win the tournament. “I felt we had a better chance of winning the championship this year than any year…because we had beaten the next two best teams three times already this year and by

a pretty good margin,” Smith said. “We lost to last year’s runner-up, Chandler, who we had defeated three times this year,” he added. But while Northmoor’s team was having the meet of their year, the Moore West team was struggling. “For some reason, we just had an off day, and all but a few of our archers shot around 5-7 points lower than their average scores,” Smith said. “In fact, we shot our lowest score of the year as a team, so we certainly felt like we let one slip through our hands.” Still, runner-up is nothing to scoff at. “Finishing second in State and only being 12 points back of first place after having such a rough day of shooting is just a testament to how good our team really is this year,” Smith said. “I couldn’t be prouder of how well they shot this year.” Both coaches had a lot of praise for archery programs in school in general and for what they mean to the kids that participate. The programs aren’t at every school in the Moore district, and for the ones who do have archery programs, they stop after junior high, though NASP does go through high school graduation. “Archery teaches kids a lot of life lessons,” Fowlkes said. “Work ethic is one that stands out. It teaches them to focus on the task at hand,” he added. “Archery gives all kids a chance to compete in a sport where mental focus reigns.” Fowlkes feels being involved in archery can give a struggling kid purpose. “I have seen it year after year where a troubled student picks up a bow and learns to shoot, and it affects him to the


who have put so much time and effort into archery since elementary school can continue this valuable program through their high school years,” he said. Other notable accomplishments at the state meet were individual awards won by Moore students. At the junior high level, Moore West got a state champion in Haleigh Ryan with a score of 284 for girls and Emily Jackson of Moore West finished in third place for girls with a score of 278. Two other Moore West archers, Zoe Griffin, and Brooklyn Bates scored high enough to qualify all four archers for individuals at the NASP national tournament. At the elementary level, Anya Maynard of Northmoor placed third for girls with a score of 261 and Jesse Pevehouse, also of Northmoor, placed second for boys with a score of 278. Wayland Bonds Elementary brought home the thirdplace team trophy for the meet as well.

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

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core,” Fowlkes said. “The pain some kids experience in a dysfunctional world, that all stops when they’re on the line to shoot at a target with their friends.” Coach Smith sees the value that the archery program has provided to the Moore school district. “Archery has meant so much to so many of our students over the years that I would love to see all students in our district have the opportunity to participate in such a positive and motivating program,” Smith said. “We have seen grades, attendance, discipline and general enthusiasm for school all improve by students who have taken part in our archery program over the last seven years,” Smith said. Smith also expressed his thoughts about the future of archery in the Moore district at the secondary level. “Our hope is that we will eventually have NASP programs in the [Moore] high schools so that the students

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Whether it’s respect, leadership skills, or incredible academics, Bohrofen exhibits qualities that show precisely why he is so successful in his baseball career at such a young age. Jace has demonstrated he is auspicious in the classroom and boasts a GPA of over 4.0 and has acquired a spot in National Honor Society at Westmoore High School. He is admired among peers and teachers alike because of his consideration and respect for others, which he has learned from his family, as well as playing the sport he loves. Jace was introduced to baseball by his father when he was just 4 years old and has

been playing ever since. ‘’It’s just always been a big part of my life’’ says Bohrofen. ‘’My dad has always been my best coach, he’s taught me everything from baseball to life.’’ Respect and honesty are crucial to Jace, and he says that it is challenging to be an admirable leader without those qualities. Whether it’s Westmoore or Midwest Elite, these qualities have made him a valuable member of any team. Bohrofen describes himself as a leader, but also as a team player. He says that first impressions are crucial, and that respect, a firm handshake, and a smile can go a long way. However, Jace does more than just baseball. He also plays quarterback on Westmoore High School’s football team. Bohrofen says playing football helps him keep in shape during the offseason and helps him gain additional skills that he can use on the diamond. Some of these skills include; quick thinking, coachability, and mental toughness.

These skills have helped Bohrofen become a great athlete with some of the best stats in the state. With a batting average of .512, 59 RBIs, 10 home runs, and 64 hits in his sophomore season, there’s no denying that Jace definitely has a bright future ahead of him. In addition to this, he has been selected for the ABCA/Rawlings All-American Team, The Oklahoman’s Big All-City Player of the Year, and the All-State First Team. Bohrofen is ready for this upcoming season and says that he’s excited to see what his Junior year has in store for him. Will Jace Bohrofen become Oklahoma’s next Rising Star?

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SPORTS CALENDAR MARCH 2019

MOORE

SOUTHMOORE

WESTMOORE

BASEBALL March 1 at Carl Albert March 4 at Choctaw March 5 Choctaw March 7 at Putnam City North March 8 Edmond Memorial March 11 at Edmond Santa FeMarch 12 Edmond Santa Fe March 14 at Southmoore March 15 at Duncan March 18-21 at Aggie Classic Tourney – Pensacola, FL March 25 Deer Creek March 26 at Deer Creek

BASEBALL March 1 Edmond Santa Fe March 2 at Tuttle March 4 at Broken Arrow March 5 Broken Arrow March 7 at Norman North March 9 Mustang March 11 at Enid March 12 Enid March 14 Moore March 22-23 at Edmond Memorial Festibal March 25 at Jenks March 26 Jenks March 29-30 at Shawnee Tournament

BASEBALL March 1 Edmond Memorial March 2 Mustang March 4 Edmond Santa Fe March 5 at Edmond Santa Fe March 8 Yukon March 11 at Deer Creek March 12 Deer Creek March 14-16 at Biloxi, MS Tournament March 21-22 at Edmond Festival March 25 Lawton March 26 at Lawton March 29 Edmond North

SOFTBALL March 4 Norman March 5 Southmoore March 7 at Blanchard March 8 at Westmoore March 11 at Washington March 14-15 Big Cat Classic March 25 Mustang March 29-30 at Muskogee Tournament SOCCER March 1 at Norman March 5 at Yukon March 7 at Santa Fe March 12 Deer Creek March 14 at Westmoore March 26 Mustang March 28 Norman March 29-30 at Clinton Tourney TENNIS March 4 Westmoore@Earlywine March 5 Putnam City@OKC Tennis Center (Girls) March 6 Putnam City@OKC Tennis Center (Boys) March28 Southmoore@Earlywine GOLF March 11 Westmoore@Hidden Trails (Girls) March 25 Southmoore@Westwood (Girls) March 26 Norman North@OU-Jimmy Austin (Boys) March 27 Putnam City@Hefner (Girls) March 30 Yukon@Hefner (Girls)

SOFTBALL March 5 at Moore March 7 Choctaw/Washington March 11 at Westmoore March 12 at Dibble Festival March 14-15 Big Cat Classic March 25 Norman March 26 Purcell March 28-29 at Chandler Tournament SOCCER March 5 at Norman March 8 Deer Creek March 12 Westmoore March 14 Edmond Santa Fe March 26 Edmond Memorial March 28 at Weatherford Invitational TENNIS No Schedule Available GOLF March 26 Norman North@OU Golf Club (Boys) March 28 PC North@Lake Hefner (Boys) TRACK March 2 PC North@PCO March 8 Bartlesville March 8 Edmond Santa Fe March 9 Duncan March 15 Moore March 29 Choctaw

SOFTBALL March 1 Norman March 5 at Washington March 8 Moore March 11 Southmoore March 12 at Norman North March 14-15 Big Cat Classic March 26 at Choctaw March 28-29 at Chandler Tournament SOCCER March 1 at Stillwater March 5 Norman North March 8 at Mustang March 12 at Southmoore March 14 Moore March 26 at Deer Creek March 29-30 at Deer Creek Tournament TENNIS March 4 Earlywine Tournament March 5 at Ponca City March 28 Southmoore at Earlywine GOLF March 11 Moore Triangle @ Hidden Trails (Boys) March 11 Westmoore Tournament @ Hidden Trails (Girls) March 25 Southmoore @ Westwood (Girls) March 28 Carl Albert @ John Conrad (Boys) TRACK March 8 at Edmond Santa Fe March 15 at Moore March 29 at Choctaw

TRACK March 9 at Duncan March 15 Moore Meet March 29 at Choctaw

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shop local by donna walker

I Love Kickboxing 938 SW 25th Street If you are tired of waiting your turn on the elliptical machine or you are bored with the treadmill, it may be time to kick your fitness routine up a notch! Boredom is the number one reason people stop working out and is why ilovekickboxing came to be. They created an exciting, fun and challenging workout that engages participants and is anything but boring. In fact, their motto is “Fun – while getting it done.” Ilovekickboxing’s routine consists of a bag-hitting, adrenaline-flowing, upbeat and fun workout that anyone can do, regardless of age or fitness level. Imagine strapping on real boxing gloves and moving like a lean prizefighter! The program is a cardio fat-burning program that implements fun kickboxing combos and engages a full body workout that focuses on weight loss, strength and muscle training, conditioning and increasing stamina and stress relief. Cassandra Walker is the owner of Oklahoma’s first and only ilovekickboxing club located in Moore, OK. She said clients enjoy ilovekickboxing because they have so much fun, they tend to forget that they are working out. “The routines are all done to the beat of the most popular and latest music,” said Walker. “And our members have a blast without realizing how much effort they are exerting.” Walker describes Kickboxing as a full body workout, with the obvious benefits associated with getting in shape. But she claims it’s how quickly someone can lose weight, tone up and reach their fitness goals, that sets them apart. “We also know that our program can build confidence and self-assurance, which are always great benefits to have,” said Walker. Walker has worn a variety of hats through the years, spending many of those in Corporate America working in healthcare sales and marketing. She and her husband came to open their fitness business last spring and are happy to be celebrating their first anniversary on the 20th of this month. She is thankful for the support of the city of Moore and looks forward to greater success in the coming years. In fact, Walker says the Moore studio has proven to be so rewarding and successful, that she plans to open two additional locations in the metro area in the near future. “We recognize that this area offers a wide array of health and fitness choices,” said Walker. “So we have set ourselves apart by offering a unique culture that has to be experienced to understand. Seeing that culture take shape here in Moore, no pun intended, is one of the most gratifying parts of my job.” 56 | MOORE MONTHLY | MARCH 2019

With over 200 ILKB studios across the country and Canada, Walker is amazed at the intimate, encouraging and family-like culture that is created at each studio. She said the studio environment seems to breed new friendships, brings the best out in participants, and has even brought soulmates together. She says ILKB family is like no other. The ILKB family share their lives on their VIP Facebook page as well as on the gym floor. Here, the “FitFam” as they call themselves, share their ups and downs and personal testimonials and encourage one another. Together they find the strength to create their best versions of themselves. “Customers are constantly telling us that ILKB has helped them start to live their best lives,” said Walker. “Motivating people to reach their fitness goals and helping them work towards a healthier lifestyle is so gratifying. I wake up every day knowing that I am making a difference!” Walker takes great pride in offering such an innovative and effective fitness option not available elsewhere. She considers being a mom to 3 young adult children and sharing her new passion with them as her greatest pride and joy. Walker said, “I hope that all my hard work and dedication as a business owner will always remind them they can achieve any goal they set for themselves.” ILKB offer 23 classes six days a week, with everything from early morning to evening classes available. Prices range with options for nearly every budget. Check out the ILKB studio at 937 SW 25th Street. Hours are: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 2pm-9:30 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 5:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and Saturdays 8 a.m.-3 p.m.


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Profile for Moore Monthly

MM March 2019  

The Best of Moore & South OKC began as a way to bring attention to our valuable local busi-nesses and the hard-working folks who work so har...

MM March 2019  

The Best of Moore & South OKC began as a way to bring attention to our valuable local busi-nesses and the hard-working folks who work so har...