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Family reunions are one of the great joys of summer, especially when you mix in some family memories from the history of the City of Moore’s earliest days. We take a walk through history with some members of the Jury and January families.
The long and winding road that led Sonny Golloway from head baseball coaching stops at ORU, OU, and Auburn to Moore High School is filled with faith, family, humor and hard lessons learned.
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Mid-summer is upon us and if you’re a salsa lover it’s just about peak season. That’s great news for home gardeners looking to spice up their lives.
Your home just might be a smart home and you don’t know it. A look at what makes a smart home “smart” and just how easy it is to move your home into that category.
EDITOR’S NOTE Who hasn’t spent time at a family reunion telling old stories, some true and some maybe just a wee bit exaggerated, over a plate of BBQ or fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and your grandmother’s best mac-and-cheese recipe? Family history is an important part of who we are and there’s no better place to keep track of family history than at a reunion. In this issue of the Moore Monthly we spend some time with a few of Moore’s oldest families at their 2019 reunion and take a look back at some of the early days of the city’s history through their eyes. We’ll also take you on a seafaring trip the The Catch, Moore’s seafood restaurant, where as one New Orleans native was heard telling the Moore Monthly staff, “This is as close to real Cajun food as I’ve been able to find anywhere in Oklahoma!” Grab a bowl of red beans and rice and enjoy the July issue of the Moore Monthly!
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ften, we tend to think of history in terms of big events like world wars, disasters, epic journeys to new lands, and momentous discoveries. While itâ€™s true that all those things are the major building blocks of history, itâ€™s also true that history lives and breathes on a personal level. A level that can be experienced by every single person who lives through the stories of their families. Each of us has our own history that can be traced through the genealogies and stories that are handed down from generation to generation.
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Moore is filled with the descendants of those early settlers who bravely came to this new place to build new lives and summer is a favorite time for family reunions. We spent time at one of those family reunions this summer, the Jury-January-Caldwell-Johnson family, as they gathered together to remember their roots and celebrate those who went before them. As they told their stories and shared photos of their past, we are reminded of the roots from other chapters of Mooreâ€™s rich history. The photos and stories you'll find on the following pages will help you take a walk back through the birth of Moore through the eyes of family members who have kept our history alive through their family photo albums and stories shared at family reunions. We'd especially like to thank the members of the Jury-January-Caldwell-Johnson family for making their photos available.
“He could hear an old boy playing a fiddle. So he walked up there and started talking to the old boy and the old boy says, I’m ready to go back home. What’ll you give me for this place? Grandpa traded a mule to him for that farm.” Clarency Jury Story of how W.G. Jury obtained his land in what is now Moore.
One of the youngest members at the JuryJanuary-Caldwell-Johnson family reunion greets a friendly resident of the current January farmland.
German immigrants Peter and Barbara Dreessen were well established, prosperous farmers in Nebraska. But the lure of better land in Oklahoma was too hard to resist.
and most of them were adults. And three of those people spent their life and three generations of their descendents helped to make Moore. And there were a number of families that were like that.”
“They moved to Moore about seven years after the opening. They came in with eleven children
Clyde Shroyer Descendent of Early Moore Settlers
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“The family story we continue to tell is that back in 1893 W.G. Jury was meeting with the enumerator trying to get Moore incorporated as a town. They had counted 99 people and need 100. About that time they heard a donkey bray and my grandfather said, “Make it a hundred!” They did and Moore became a town!” Kathie Linders Granddaughter of W.G. Jury
The very first was a business in Moore was called the Iowa Hotel, built by none other than Henry Applegate. Applegate hailed from Iowa and named the hotel in honor of his home state. Others soon came on the scene including McCartney’s Blacksmith Shop, Forbe’s Saloon, Beal’s general store, Benton’s livery stable and a U.S. Post office. These businesses servedthe many homesteaders in the area. “I understand that the north side of main street and to the west of the railroad built up first.” Jenny January Descendent of Early Moore Settlers
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The three Jury brothers: George, Will, and John, enjoying a quiet moment of reflection on the running board of W.G. Jury’s Ford Sedan.
While the town-site of Moore existed even before the land run, its true birth did not occur until 1893. In that year an election was held to see if there was interest in chartering the community as an official town. The 22 people who were eligible to vote unanimously approved the idea. As for choosing a name, everyone in the area already called it Moore’s Stop on account of Mr. Moore’s railroad sign. Naturally then, the name became Moore. So in 1893, the town of Moore was officially born, and with it a town government, led by a group of three trustees.
William Butcher Jury, brother of George Jury, enjoying a game of horseshoes back in the early days of Moore’s history.
“And actually, that’s the type of town government it was until 1962 or 3, whenever we incorporated into a city and they went to council, manager form of government. So all those years actually, there was a president or I believe they called him chairman of the board of trustees. But the name he went by of course was mayor.” Jennie Teasley January Descendant of Early Moore Settlers/ Former City Employee JULY 2019 | MOORE MONTHLY | 11
Joe Jury can be seen examining one of the first airplanes seen in Oklahoma at a 4th of July picnic in Norman. He’s on this side of the plane standing with his hands clasped behind his back.
The Januarys moved to Moore in 1904. They bought a farm right next door to the Jury’s and before long, the two families became one. My parents had nine children and the January’s had nine children. All of em didn’t survive in my family, but we were double cousins. So we all had the same blood. My mother was a January, she married Joe Jury. Eugene’s mother was a Jury and she married Allan January. Oleta Tolen Descendant of Early Moore Settlers
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PR Simms came to Moore in 1902 and opened up a barbershop. In between haircuts, he became one of the most industrious men in town. Jennie: “PR was really a unique person. He had a barbershop and he was a watchmaker, a licensed watchmaker and an inventor and I believe a painter. Yes, I know I have a painting that he painted. But he was just an all around Thomas Edison type fella.” Jennie Teasley January Descendant of Early Moore Settlers/Former City Worker
Simm’s inventiveness would be needed in the aftermath of Moore’s first disaster. In 1910 a grease fire started in a cafe on Main Street and quickly spread throughout the center of the small town. “Once it would start, there wouldn’t be any stopping it. We didn’t have much of a fire department.” Jennie Teasley January Descendant of Early Moore Settlers/ Former City Worker
The custom of the day was to shoot three times in the air should a fire break out. Townspeople would then run to the well at Main and Broadway. A bucket brigade would form, sending water to douse the flames. But the night was windy, the buildings were all made of wood and any effort to stop the fire was in vain. “And the wind carried it and it spread from one roof to another. It burned the entire block out. Included in that block was a wagon yard, a grocery store, a restaurant, two bars, and I can’t remember what else. But it just wiped everything out.” Clyde Shroyer Descendent of Early Moore Settlers
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The town’s business district was largely lost. But P.R. Simms took the disaster as an opportunity to improve things. “So the first thing he did was to invent a way to make concrete blocks, cement blocks. I don’t know what’s the difference between concrete and cement, but they were big heavy blocks. Then he made the blocks and he built the building.” Jennie Teasley January Descendant of Early Moore Settlers/Former City Worker
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Joe and Linnie Jury decided to go into the grocery store business around 1925. The business was located on the east side of South Broadway between Main Street and SW 1st Street.
Joe Jury in front of his grocery store with Albert, Clarence, and Oleta around 1930. A look in 1927 at some of the bread delivery trucks that made regular stops at the Juryâ€™s store.
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An ad for Juryâ€™s Cash Store, 1218 West Main, around July 1929.
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A gathering of part of the January clan in May 1936. Front row are Lena Bruce, Doris Bruce, Donna Ives, Zelma Jury, Oleta Jury (holding LeRoy Jury), Eugene January and Leonard January. 2nd row: Allen Jr., Norma Dean Ives, Roberta January, Viola Iverson, Letha Bruce, Earl Bruce, Willie January in back with Clarency Jury and Frank Bruce.
Linnie Jury standing next to the Jury Groceryâ€™s trusty International pickup. It hauled everything from produce to cream to ice. It was said that Linnie could handle the truck as well as anyone.
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Another January get together in 1944. Front row seated: Billy Paul January, Earl Bruce, Doris Bruce, Greta January, Norma Lea January, Betty Faye January, Lena Bruce, Zelma Jury, Lloyd Sullivant with Leroy on shoulders, Bea Sullivant with Kenneth January on shoulders. Standing L to R: Mrs George Lewis, Viola, Oleta Jury, Dora Greeson, Charlie Bruce, Joan January, Grandma Emily Elizabeth January, Lucy January, William January, Letha Bruce (seated), Minnie Sullivant, Myrtle January, Mattie Cox, Frank Bruce, Harley Sullivant, Linnie Jury, Robert Gene January, George Lewis, and Clarence Jury.
I love it. The Heritage goes Way Way Back. It’s wonderful to be a part of that Heritage. And the respect that you get from folks and what you see around Moore. I grew up just a quarter of a mile from right here on the farm. It’s home to me. Used to be when I walk down 19th Street or Eastern I might see a car too. Maybe. I remember when Eastern was a dirt road before they chipped it for the first time. Now I pull up to the driveway on 19th and sometimes I have to wait for 20 cars to pass before I can pull onto the road. Kenneth Jury Grandson of W.G. Jury
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Joe Jury was said to be a sharp business man and never let his family down when it came to negotiating oil leases on the family property.This is believed to be either the first or second Jury well. Joe would spend days and nights with the oil well crew waiting for the well to “come in.” The story goes that on the day the well started spewing oil, one of the crew caught his pants leg on a nail in a log as he ran from the oil spray and dragged the log “quite a ways.”
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I can remember moving here when I was 3 years old. It's not great memory clear memory but I remember it. We moved here in 1943 and I was 4 years old actually. I live my whole life out here. I have lots of thoughts and wonderful memories about growing up out here. Myron January Last of 9 children born in the big farmhouse
The original cabin W.G. Jury built to replace his dug-out still stands today exactly as he constructed it. He built that I understood in 1890. It was either 1890 or 1893 that it was built. And then when he married my grandmother in 1894, he built a lean-too kitchen on the south end of it. And then after they had their third child, they had four all together, when they had the third one, they made a bedroom to the north of it as a bedroom for my mother. Eugene January Descendent of Early Moore Settlers 20 | MOORE MONTHLY | JULY 2019
Joe Albert Jury is fondly remembered by all of his family as a man who worked hard all his life to make a good home. He also spent much of his spare time at the dining room table studying the Bible or a Bible commentary, the dictionary, or even the encyclopdia.
Members of the January-Jury-Caldwell-Johnson family stop at Moore’s Veterans Memorial Park to pay tribute to family members who served in the military.
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SKETCHES OF MOORE BY L.T. HADLEY
The Life and Times of Phillip Shroyer When the land run of 1889 took place, a group of six broth-
Route 3 consisted of 35 miles of rural roads east of Moore,
ers and cousins came to Oklahoma from Kansas and success-
six days a week. For two years, he delivered mail by buggy and
fully staked claims, not in the township of Moore, but in the
a horse named Dolly, then bought a car to replace the horse.
vicinity. The claim of one of the brothers, Franklin Shroyer,
He delivered the eastside route for 12 years, then delivered
was near 44th and May. He later married Gabriella, daughter
the 54-mile west side route for another 20. “Neither rain
of a nearby settler. The couple traded their homestead for the
nor snow nor sleet, etc.” Phil was more than a mail carrier
one east of Moore that was forever referred to as “Ole Home
to the people on his route. He delivered their catalog or-
Place.” Of their first four children, only Philip survived child-
ders of chickens, plants, seeds, clothing and shoes, along
hood. Philip grew up working on the family farm due to his
with general news. At times, he was their only contact
father’s ill health. After finishing eighth grade, he spent the
with the outside world for many days.
next six years helping to support and raise six younger brothers and sisters. He never lost his compassion and concern for
He began investing in real estate, bought 12 lots on
East Main and Turner, and in time built at least three houses that he and various members of his family lived
In 1918, during World War I, Philip was drafted and sent
in during his life. He invested in more land, both town
to Camp Pike, Arkansas, where the flu epidemic raged. His
lots and farms. His motto was, “You can spend money
detail was to find and bury soldiers who had died in their pup
only once. You can invest it many times.”
tents. Next, he was ordered to the high-casualty fighting on the French front lines. Within hours of reaching the position,
He accumulated four farms during his career and
the firing suddenly ceased as the armistice was declared. Af-
built several buildings on city lots. One was an
ter a short occupational day, he returned to civilian life, hav-
automotive garage on the south half of the 100
ing been gone only six months.
block on the east side of South Broadway that eventually became the Howard Motor Com-
The hundreds of young men returning from war faced disap-
pany, which had a long history in Moore. A
pointment in finding jobs. Phil and T.M. “Mat” Ward attend-
grocery replaced that business and it is now
ed a five-week automotive school in Kansas City, and Mat
a funeral home. Phil, like other men of his
came home to a life-long career in auto mechanics.
time, was actively involved in the development and progress of his community. He was one
The Shroyer family received notice that they were conscript-
of the men who helped to formulate
ed to volunteer several weeks of labor to help the County
plans for the new city government in the early
Commissioners with road improvements and bridges east of
Moore, and Phil volunteered. A fellow volunteer took note of his diligence and ability and hired him to build a barn. When
He was a meticulous and fastidious man, care-
the barn was finished, a barn dance was held to celebrate. At
ful with details and loyal to his commitments.
that dance, Phil met Dorthea Lunow who, two years later,
The eulogy of one of his three sons was, “He
became his wife for 53 years, until her death.
was a capable, industrious man with high morals, deeply anchored in a faith that was
Phil got a job with the Post Office Department as a mail
seldom spoken, but consistently lived.”
clerk, traveling by rail between Newton and Kansas City, Kansas. Upon advice of an uncle who was a rural mail carrier in another town, he took the test to qualify for a carrier route. Eventually, Route 3 in the Moore area became vacant, and he was appointed to the position.
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From the Moore Monthly archives.
Shroyer Land Grant, ca. 1889
My family moved from Missouri in 1935. I was 4 years old. My dad went to work for a farmer at the intersection of 4th and Telephone Road. There was a big farm there then. My earliest recollection is school kids is girls from school. After school we would walk down 4th Street to the cemetery and my brothers and I would be playing out in the street because it was just a dirt road back then. And those girls would take us over to the cemetery with them and we grew up playing in the Moore Cemetery. Jennie Teasley January Descendant of Early Moore Settlers/ Former City Employee
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There are so many families that their stories are similar to ours and we are just so proud to be a part of this community and to be able to look back and celebrate our history. And we hope everybody takes the time to look back and celebrate the history of their family that they don't lose that because if you don't know where you came from it's hard to understand where you are today and where you're going in the future. Kathie Linders
I'm so happy to see more progressing and growing and to see the younger Generations accomplishing so much more than we did. But for me I'm kind of ready to just step back and relax. I'm 88 years old and I'm ready for things to slow down. If you don't keep up with your family you don't know who you really are. We're all connected. Joan January Plumlee
The family albums shared in this story just scratch the surface of Mooreâ€™s rich history. It is a history that has deepened and become more complex as the city has grown to more than 60,000 residents. There are so many more stories to tell and here at the Moore Monthly we hope to continue to share these stories of Mooreâ€™s past, present, and future.
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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 July 9: They All Saw a Cat by Brendan Wenzel July 16: It’s an Orange Aardvark! By Michael hall July 23: Jeremy Draws a Monster by Peter McCarty July 30: Triangle by Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art – Between the Isms: The Oklahoma Society of Impressionists and Selected Oklahoma Impressionists Free and open to the public June 6 at 7 p.m. Exhibit runs to September 8 - Sandy Bell Gallery In 1987, the Oklahoma Society of Impressionists originated in a workshop in Taos, New Mexico, when a group of like-minded artists with ties to Oklahoma decided to form an organization dedicated to the lasting influence of Impressionism. This exhibition features recent paintings from the group as well as a selection of paintings by Oklahoma artists working in expressionist styles. Between the Isms offers a fresh perspective on the diversity of painting styles present in the state. Lecture and public reception includes light refreshments, a cash bar, and live music. Leviathan: The Aesthetics of Capital April 25 – December 31 Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Gallery In Leviathan I: The Aesthetics of Capital, artist Pete Froslie transforms the Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Gallery into an experimental extension of his art studio. Froslie’s Leviathan series draws on his existing body of work exploring “The Aesthetics of Capital,” in which he uses chemical processes to extract rare earth metals from electronic waste as he seeks to answer the question “How best can we see capital?” In Leviathan I, Froslie extends this work by exploring how capital can be seen and understood by integrating understandings of climate change, moral and political philosophy, philosophical aesthetics and demonology through the media of experimental electro-mechanics and game engine-based digital projection.
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).
Parks Board Meeting, Tuesday, July 2 at 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway. Board of Adjustment Meeting, Tuesday, July 9, 5:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Planning Commission Meeting, Tuesday, July 9, 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway. City Council Meeting, Monday, July 15, at 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway. Moore Economic Development Authority Meeting, Monday, July 15, 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway.
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. Fill the Bus Supply Drive, July 1 – August 6. For the month of July, area businesses will be hosting corporate supply drives in order to assist the Moore Chamber of Commerce and the Moore Involved Young Professional Group in the Fill the Bus campaign. Along with hosting the drives, each participating business has also agreed to donate at least one box of paper to the campaign. All supplies are being donated directly to the Moore Public Schools. We will be hosting actual FILL THE BUS events on July 19, July 26 and August 2 at the Walmart Supercenter on 19th. We will close the event at National Night Out. By investing in our children today, we are providing them a path to a brighter future tomorrow. EVERY child deserves a chance to succeed. To become a Sponsor for the event or be a Corporate Drive Host. Visit MooreChamber.com to find out how you can participate. Celebration in the Heartland, Thursday, July 4, Buck Thomas Park, 1903 NE 12th St. Make plans to celebrate this year’s Independence Day at Celebration in the Heartland. The day’s events are from 10 am until 10 pm. Car Show: 8 am – 2 pm, Touch a Truck: 10 am – 1 pm, Musical Entertainment: 80z Enuf: 4 pm – 6:30 pm, Replay: 7 pm – 9:45 pm. All day activities include food trucks, children’s activities, vendors, barrel train, helicopter rides inflatables, wineries, craft breweries, and arts and crafts. Fireworks: Dark (approx. 9:45 pm). For more information about Celebration In the Heartland, please call (405) 793-5090. We hope to see you at Buck Thomas Park. Have a wonderful and safe Independence Day! Moore Chamber of Commerce July 4 – Closed for Independence Day South OKC Chamber of Commerce July 4 – Closed for Independence Day 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
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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. Moore Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon, Tuesday, July 9, 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 794-3400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for info. Moore Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Tuesday, July 9, 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m, Newcastle Casino, 2457 Hwy 62. 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 794-3400 for more info or email email@example.com. Moore Chamber of Commerce Eggs n’ Issues, Wednesday, July 10, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Whataburger, 2290 S. Service Road. Eggs & Issues is the Moore Chamber of Commerce's forum where our business community gathers to discuss business and legislative issues. Topic/Speaker: Ericka Lucas, Stitchcrew - THUNDER LAUNCHPAD. For more information contact Kim Brown at 405-794-3400 for more information or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Moore Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours, Thursday, July 11, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Hampton Inn & Suites, 614 NW 8th Street. This event is a business networking opportunity for Moore Chamber of Commerce Members. Attendees can make meaningful connections that can result in successful business leads. Food and beverages are served. Contact Kim Brown at 405-794-3400 for more information or email email@example.com. South OKC Chamber Instant Connections at Francis Tuttle, Thursday, July 11, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., Francis Tuttle Reno Campus, Room A1020, 7301 W. Reno Avenue. This one-hour networking event is in a roundtable format and will allow attendees to share information about their respective businesses. Attendees are allowed 90 seconds at each table to share information and then move to a new audience and repeat the process. The session is free; but a $10 no-show fee applies to any cancelations after July 9, 2019. Instant Connections is limited to the first 36 responders and is a members-only event. For more information contact Liz Cromwell at 405-634-1436 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Food Truck Friday, July 12, Central Park Multi-Purpose Events Center, 700 S. Broadway. Come join us every other Friday for Lunch at Central Park. We will have Food Trucks in the park serving Mexican, BBQ, hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches, and desserts. There will be music playing during lunch as well. Take an hour away from work and join us at Central Park for Food Truck Friday. Play in the Park, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., July 12, Kiwanis Park, 501 E. Main St. Free for families with grade school age kids. We will host games and activities for the kids. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and meet new friends over the summer months for no charge. Scavenger Hunt in the Parks, 12:00 p.m., July 12: Kiwanis Park, 501 E. Main St. This is free to do but you must first register online cityofmoore.com/fun to be entered in the contest to win awesome giveaways and prizes. Every day morning clues will be posted on Facebook by noon for each Park that is participating that week. Norman Regional Moore presents Managing the Mental Aspects of Health & Wellness, Tuesday, July 16, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Norman Regional Moore Conference Center, 700 S. Telephone Road. Health and Wellness Seminars are created for individuals interested in improving their well-being through education on current healthy lifestyle topics. If you need special arrangements for a disability, or further information,
contact the Health and Wellness Education Center at 307-5730. Individuals with chronic medical conditions, as well, as those who simply want encouragement and accountability to continue healthy behaviors can benefit from these presentations. All seminars are free and do not require registration. Moore Chamber of Commerce Morning Buzz, Friday, July 19, 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m., Norman Regional Moore, 700 S. Telephone Road. The Morning Buzz is a breakfast series which aims to connect businesses by facilitating the exchange of ideas for business growth and success through connections. No cost to attend. For more information contact Kim Brown at 794-3400 for more info or email email@example.com. Play in the Park, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., July 19, Little River Park (South), 801 SW 10th St. Free for families with grade school age kids. We will host games and activities for the kids. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and meet new friends over the summer months for no charge. Scavenger Hunt in the Parks, 12:00 p.m., July 19, Little River Park, (South) 801 SW 10th St. This is free to do but you must first register online www.cityofmoore.com/fun to be entered in the contest to win awesome giveaways and prizes. Every day morning clues will be posted on Facebook by noon for each Park that is participating that week. Dive-In Movie at The Station Aquatic Center, Friday, July 19, 8:30 p.m., 700 S. Broadway. Bring the whole family along to enjoy “Wreck-It Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet.” Cost is $5 per person to enjoy a movie while swimming at The Station Aquatic Center. For more details visit cityofmoore.com/fun. Splish Splash Senior Ice Cream Social, Thursday, July 25, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., The Station Aquatic Center, 700 S. Broadway. Great time for seniors to come to The Station Aquatic Center to socialize and make new friends. Ice cream will be available for everyone attending. Cost is $3 per person. Ages 50 and above only. Ice cream will be available for everyone attending. For more details visit cityofmoore.com/fun. Food Truck Friday, July 26, Central Park Multi-Purpose Events Center, 700 S. Broadway. Come join us every other Friday for Lunch at Central Park. We will have Food Trucks in the park serving Mexican, BBQ, hot dogs, hamburgers, sandwiches, and desserts. There will be music playing during lunch as well. Take an hour away from work and join us at Central Park for Food Truck Friday. Play in the Park, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m., July 26, Buck Thomas Park, 1903 NE 12th St. Free for families with grade school age kids. We will host games and activities for the kids. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and meet new friends over the summer months for no charge. Scavenger Hunt in the Parks, 12:00 p.m., July 26, Buck Thomas Park, 1903 NE 12th St. This is free to do but you must first register online www.cityofmoore.com/fun to be entered in the contest to win awesome giveaways and prizes. Every day morning clues will be posted on Facebook by noon for each Park that is participating that week. Kid’s Fishing Derby, Check-in Time at 7:30 a.m., Buck Thomas Park, 1903 NE 12th St. Ages 5-to-15 years (MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT). The City of Moore and OK Wildlife Department will co-host this event; Rain or Shine. The OK Wildlife Department will have fishing clinic at 8 a.m. covering safety, knot tying, fish ID, fish cleaning and ethics. Bring your own pole and bait (crawlers, stinkbait, shrimp, liver, etc.). 4 fish limit per family. No culling. You catch it, you keep it!
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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.
• Morning Bootcamp is available at First Moore Baptist Church every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. Ages 13 and up. The class is $2. Call 793-2600 for more information. • Evening Bootcamp is available at First Moore Baptist Church every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Ages 13 and up. The class is $2. Call 793-2600 for more information. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com to learn more about enrolling your child or to volunteer. LOGOS Children and Youth Program, Wednesdays from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. through November 21, First Christian Church, 629 NW 12th Street (enter through the west side of building). LOGOS is open to all children from 1st through 12th grade. LOGOS offers worship skills, recreation, bible study and fellowship to all children and adults. LOGOS spring semester is underway and starts at 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm every Wednesday through April 5th. Please come join us, everyone is welcome. Growing up in today’s world is tough. Youth and children must be able to face this reality and live with purpose, hope, faith and joy. We believe passionately that these qualities of life are uniquely found in a relationship with Jesus Christ. First Christian's LOGOS ministry exists to foster this relationship. The components of the LOGOS ministry follow the example of the early Christians as outlined in Acts 2:42. They include Bible Study, Worship Skills, Recreation and Family time. For more information contact Melissa Fallon at firstname.lastname@example.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.
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RECOVERY AND SUPPORT GROUPS CELEBRATE RECOVERY:
• Faith Crossing Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery, Mondays, 13701 S. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City. • First Moore Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery, Thursday nights, 6:30 p.m., First Moore Baptist Church, 301 NE 27th Street. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Support and help for those struggling with addiction. • Fresh Start Community Church Celebrate Recovery 12 Step Program, Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m., 309 N Eastern. Call (405) 794-7313 for more information. Dementia/Alzheimer’s Support Group, Village on the Park, 1515 Kingsridge, Oklahoma City. Contact Karen Proctor at (405) 692-8700 for meeting times and details. Divorce Care, First Moore Baptist Church, Wednesday nights, 6:15 p.m., 301 NE 27th Street. Support group for those going through a divorce. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Grief Share Support Group, First Moore Baptist Church, every Monday night at 6:30 p.m., 301 N.E. 27th Street. Support group for individuals and family members struggling with life events such as death, divorce, and disappointments and learning healthy ways to cope with life. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Grief Share Support Group, Fresh Start Community Church, every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., 309 N. Eastern, Moore, Fresh Start Community Church Fireside Room. We offer help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Please contact the office at (405) 794-7313, Lyn Jacquemot at (405) 326-5554, or email@example.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. Survivors of Suicide (SoS), every Monday night at 6:30 p.m., First Moore Baptist Church, 301 NE 27th Street. For more information please contact the church office at 405-793-2600.
SENIOR CONNECTION Moore Senior Citizen Nutrition Site, Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m., Brand Senior Center, 501 E. Main, (405) 793-9069. Call by 1:00 p.m. the day before to request a meal. Donation for a meal for seniors 60 and above is $2.25. Required cost for meal for guests under 60 is $5.00. P.A.L.S. Program for Seniors, Seniors are assigned to a buddy who will call every day to check on you. Sign up with Sgt. Lewis, Moore Police Dept., (405) 793-4448. 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.
• Metro Transit will provide van service for age 60 and older on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the Moore area to Oklahoma City for medical appointments. Call Jackie at (405) 297-2583. • Moore Council on Aging Seniors may have transportation anywhere in the city of Moore for errands or appointments. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Call (405) 799-3130 at least one day in advance. • “Share-A-Fare” for age 60 and over or disabled. Purchase taxi fare at 40% off.
SERVICE CLUBS, COMMUNITY CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS American Legion Meetings, every Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 207 SW 1st St., Moore. Open for all veterans. Call (405) 794-5446 for more information. DAR SEEKS MEMBERS: The Daughters of the American Revolution is a lineage based, non-profit, non-political women’s Service Organization, whose motto is “God, Home, and Country”. We promote Historic Preservation, Education and Patriotism. DAR was founded October 11, 1890. ANY woman, 18 years of age or older regardless of race, religion, or ethnic background, who can prove lineal descent from an ancestor who aided in achieving American independence is eligible for membership. For more information please contact us at: www.DAR.org Malcolm Hunter Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, the second Wednesday of each month, Hillcrest Presbyterian Church, 6600 S. Penn, at 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact Betty Worley at 405-691-9161. 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) 8314405 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 firstname.lastname@example.org WOMEN: Moms Club of Moore, the second Thursday of the month, Westmoore Community Church. Go to momsclubsofmoore.com for more information.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES 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, 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 email@example.com. 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, 793-9069, Brand Center. The Hugs Project, a non-profit organization, puts together care packages for our troops in the Middle East. For more information, call (405) 651-8359 or TheHugsProject@cox.net. Moore Food Resource Center, a part of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, allows volunteers to help fight hunger in Moore. Volunteers at the Moore Food Resource Center will assist with a variety of tasks, including serving as client shopper helpers, assisting with loading and unloading vehicles, sorting and shelving food items and cleaning. The Moore Food Resource Center is located at 2635 N. Shields. For more information on becoming a volunteer, contact Alex Strout at firstname.lastname@example.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 servemoore.com or call (405) 735-3060.
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Westmoore Speech & Debate Reaches Elite Status at National Speech & Debate Tourney
Each year tens of thousands of students participating in speech and debate programs at thousands of high schools across the country begin their school years with high hopes and dreams of greatness. It all culminates in June with two national tournaments: the National Individual Events Tournament of Champions (NIETOC) and the NSDA National Speech and Debate Competition. At the NSDA tournament, Southmoore's Tasheonia Dozier was the national runner up in Poetry Reading, the first person in Southmoore history to be a national finalist. Caleb Lawson from Moore High School broke into the Top 60 in United States Extemporaneous speaking, another excellent showing. But it was Westmoore's Speech & Debate team that ended up with the brightest showing, finishing with an Award of Excellence, given to the top 20 schools in the nation. Don't let that number pass by without recognizing how remarkable the accomplishment is: Westmoore's Speech & Debate team is one of the 20 best teams in the nationâ€Śout of thousands. Billy Elles, Westmoore's coach, said it's an 32 | MOORE MONTHLY | JULY 2019
understatement to say that he's proud of the effort his kids put in to achieve this lofty placement. "This is the highest award you can get in speech and debate," said Elles. "The students and I talked about the goal of reaching this moment when I first came to Westmoore four years ago. Now to reach it just four years later, so early in the growth of our program, is amazing when you consider how many great schools never get here." Joy Okapoka was a freshman when Elles showed up at Westmoore. Okapoka qualified for the tournament along with 13 of her Jaguar teammates, a stunning achievement in an of itself. Competing in Original Oratory, Okapoka said she considers herself lucky to have been a part of Westmoore's extraordinary showing at NSDA. "I went into the week with a mindset to just be real and to just try and not worry about what the judges think of you," said Okapoka, "To be able to speak to so many people about something that you're so passionate about it's just amazing. And then to finish 6th in the nation. I still can't believe it happened."
In addition to her 6th place finish, Okapoka, who just graduated from Westmoore in May, won a $500 scholarship. That will help out a bit as she will be attending the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business in the fall where she plans to major in management. Seth Kordic also graduated from Westmoore in May. He finished 12th at NSDA in International Extemporaneous Speaking. It was a return trip to Nationals for Kordic, who finished in the Top 60 in 2018. Kordic said he went to the tournament just hoping to repeat his performance from last year. "It was kind of surreal," said Kordic," But I'm so glad I got to experience competition at that level. To compete and be with the best in the nation and hear the way they use words to inspire change about whatever they're passionate about is really encouraging." Kordic is already enrolled at the University of Oklahoma this summer and plans to continue participating in speech and debate while he decides between law and medical school.
Graduating senior Malachi Campbell, competing in Dramatic Interpretation, finished 6th in the nation at the NIETOC and then teamed up with Evan Howell to break into the Top 60 in Duet Acting at NSDA. Campbell said he's excited that Westmoore's high finish at the national tournament will open eyes about how competitive students and teams from Oklahoma can be. "Oklahoma's not necessarily a state that leaps to mind when people think about speech and debate," said Campbell. ""This makes our speech and debate program more legitimate, and I think it will encourage other students to push and work hard to achieve what we've achieved." Sophomore Cecilia Alali competed in Dramatic Interpretation at both NIETOC and NSDA. She finished in 3rd place overall at NIETOC and in 5th place at NSDA. Alali says she remembers being swept up in the overwhelming emotion of the moment. "I could feel everything happening around me," said Alali, "The emotion and energy of it all. I was thinking that I could have just gotten lucky to finish so high at
NIETOC, but when I made it to the finals again at NSDA, it made me feel like I really deserved it."
members hungry for more but points out that all the hard work they put in will pay off far beyond high school and tournaments.
As a sophomore, Alali gets an automatic bid to next year's NSDA tournament. There's a great chance she won't be alone on that trip. Elles has instilled a culture of hard work that the Westmoore students have embraced with enthusiasm.
"There are so many speech and debate students who go on to do great things," said Elles. "They've become great people because they learn how to express themselves and be articulate no matter what situation they're in."
"Our season started last August and just finished on June 22nd," said Elles. "We sat down and tried to figure out how many hours each student has worked to get here, and it's something like 1,400 hours."
If you're going to have a great speech and debate program, Elles said that you have to have great support from the community. That's something the Jaguar team has found to be true as they catch their breath for a month before starting practice again in August.
That hard work paid off with the highest finish of any speech and debate team in Moore Public School's history. Elles said the 7 students who qualified for NIETOC and the 14 who qualified for NSDA kept right on working after the school year was over. "They graduated on May 26th and got to work on May 29th," said Elles. "We would meet every day for a four-hour practice, and then they would go home and practice some more." Elles said this first taste of such a high rating has the returning team
"We've gotten such great support from our administration, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Finn, and even Dr. Romines (MPS superintendent)," said Elles. "We have great booster parents, three of whom went with us to NSDA and took care of everything from cleaning suits after we got make-up on them to making sure we had something to eat. Then our entire community supports us, so we want to say a big 'Thank You' to everybody for supporting us this well!"
Other Westmoore students at the tournaments: NIETOC Westmoore students who advanced to the Top30 at this national tournament were: • Siamyra Wilson, Original Oratory • Evan Howell/Malachi Campbell, Duet Acting • Cecilia Alali/ Jacob Martin, Duet Acting • Students advancing to the National Final Round: • Malachi Campbell, Dramatic Interpretation, 6th place • Cecilia Alali, Dramatic Interpretation, 3rd place • The team finished 10th overall in the Act3 Sweepstakes (schools with 8 + entries, largest category for team).
NSDA 14 students in 12 events qualified to the tournament from Westmoore. 10 students in 9 events made the Top 60 in the nation after 6 rounds of competition. Advancing to Top 60 rounds at the NSDA: - Malachi Campbell/Evan Howell in Duet Acting - Hunter Hart in Dramatic Interpretation -Jacob Martin in Humorous Interpretation - Lauren Berry in Humorous Interpretation - Weston Tomlinson in Humorous Interpretation -Teegin Groves in International Extemporaneous
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TASTE LOCAL BY DONNA WALKER
Taste: The Catch 1301 S I-35 Service Road
It was a mere 3 years ago when a small, little-known fish house brought their fresh, home-style dishes to the town of Tyler, Texas. Just a few short years later and they have now grown to include 20 locations in Oklahoma as well as Texas. The latest The Catch restaurant was introduced to the folks of Moore just last month at the former Smashburger location at 1301 S. I-35 Service Road. This latest spot for delicious seafood boasts a menu of Texas-Louisiana inspired cuisine and has steadily drawn a study group of regulars since opening. Jason Coursey opened The Catch on May 24 with partners Casey Klepper and David Weaver. All the dishes are cooked to order for every customer. With over 25 years in the business, and a resident of Moore himself, opening a place in town seemed pretty much like a no-brainer. And even though he was optimistic about his venture, he is delighted that the restaurant is doing well and already enjoying the taste of sweet success. "The people in Moore have really surprised us with their love for seafood,"
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Jason said. "People tell us every day 'we needed a place like this in Moore.' We have already developed regular customers. Some frequent us 2-3 times per week at both this location and our other locations in the OKC metro area. We are delighted to be serving the Moore area and are proud to be part of such a fantastic community." He added. Jason's love for cooking and passion for making people happy lends itself well to his new venture in Moore. With good, fresh food prepared to order with each individual customer in mind and a tunnel-like focus on outstanding customer service, The Catch's model seems to be working. The Catch menu includes coastal seafood dishes such as gumbo, hand-breaded catfish, crawfish, and oysters. You'll also find other classics on the menu, include Po' boys, cheese grits and shrimp, boiled crawfish and shrimp. It's all about a great value and fantastic flavor that's freshly made. Seafood fans will be delighted to find alligator, shrimp etouffee, crab legs, gumbo, and oysters on the half shell. The Po boys are available with whitefish, chicken, catfish,
popcorn and regular shrimp, crawfish, alligator and oysters. All Po' boys are served on Gambino French bread with Po' boy sauce, hushpuppies, and French fries.
All these great choices come at reasonable prices, starting from .99 cents to $23.99. Jason says your final tab will depend on how hungry you are!!
For a Mexican twist, you can get almost all of these same options in a taco with jalapeno ranch including a grilled veggie taco. You might also want to give the Shrimp remoulade salad, New England clam chowder or fried green tomatoes a try! There are several combo options too, including the customer favorite: catfish and shrimp basket. Or, for enormous appetites and the most devoted seafood lovers, there's the Admiral's Platter. The platter includes catfish, whitefish, shrimp, oysters, crawfish, and chicken tenders. Diners can choose to include fried or grilled items to be included in their combo.
"We use family recipes, passed down for generations, from two of our founding members," Jason explained. "But we are always developing new menu items. We strive to provide great food and great serviceâ€Śone customer at a time."
Don't' forget the extras to make your dining experience perfect. As far as appetizers, the cheese sticks, fried pickles, and chilled shrimp are great options. And, for a genuinely southern flair, try the red beans and rice or corn and potatoes for the sides and top it all off with some banana pudding or key lime pie!
You can also try their two additional metro locations at 1841 Belle Isle Blvd OKC, OK 73118 - below the Belle Isle bridge or at 2127 W. Memorial OKC, OK 73134 - on the service road of Penn & Memorial.
It's the team's goal to serve food that is second to none with menu innovations that keep their customers engaged and coming back for more. Visit The Catch Sunday-Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. or Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m to 10 p.m.
“ We are delighted to be serving such a fantastic community.”
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MOORE MOVIES BY ROB MORRIS
Pixar Tinkers with Toy Story 4 and Comes Up with Another Big Winner Directed by: Josh Cooley Written by: John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Josh Cooley, Valerie LaPointe, Rashida Jones, Will McCormack, Martin Hynes, Stephany Folsom Starring: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Tony Hale, Christina Hendricks, Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Keanu Reeves 9 years have passed since the end of Toy Story 3. That entry in the series felt like a perfect and fitting conclusion to the story of Woody, Buzz Lightyear, and the rest of the gang. Their owner, Andy, is about to head off to college and his toys have been unintentionally donated to a daycare center. Their journey back home to reunite with Andy was filled with rich emotion and touched on some of the most profound questions of life, including death. The movie ends with Andy giving his toys to a little girl named Bonnie, introducing each one of them by name.
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Toy Story 4 picks up with Bonnie (Madeleine McGraw) unhappily heading off to her first day of kindergarten. Woody (Tom Hanks) stows away in her backpack and helps her navigate the high emotions of that first day, helping her to create a new toy out of a spork, pipe cleaners, Play-Dough, and googly eyes. Bonnie names him Forky (Tom Hale) and bonds with him as the hero of her first day at kindergarten. The problem is that Forky believes he is trash and keeps trying to run off to the nearest trash can. It’s up to Woody and the rest of the gang to help Forky realize that at this particular point in time he is the most crucial toy in Bonnie’s life. It’s a relatively simple story with plenty of subplots that give our old familiar friends a chance to shine. Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) discovers the wonders of listening to his inner voice and Bo Peep (Annie Potts) has morphed into an action hero on par with Black Widow (The Avengers) or Sarah Connor (The Terminator). We’re also introduced to a wonderful group of new characters in-
cluding stuffed animals Bunny ( Jordan Peele) and Ducky (Keegan-Michael Key), talking doll Gabby Gabby (Christina Hendricks), and Canadian motorcycle daredevil Duke Caboom (Keanu Reeves). There have been (and always will be) some complaints over the past few summers about “sequel fatigue.” This summer’s box office numbers are low, and over the past few weeks some sequels have been near or total flops (I’m looking at you, X-Men: Dark Phoenix and Men in Black: International). To be honest, I don’t think it’s as much “sequel fatigue” as it is “bad movie fatigue.” There was a time when you could just slap a number on a movie, and the crowds would turn out in droves to see Jaws 3. Those days are gone. With so many great streaming options available these days, movie audiences have become much more picky about shelling out $10 a ticket and another $20 at the concession stand. The folks at Pixar and Marvel are actually doing a pretty good job of delivering sequels. Hardly anybody was expecting a Toy Story 4,
and even fewer people were expecting it to be as good as it is. While it may not be quite as strong as Toy Story 3, this is a glorious return to familiar friends and is filled with both belly-laugh and touching moments. Chalk up another home run for Pixar and Disney. There’s one final thing that a lot of folks might take for granted. It has been 24 years since the first Toy Story wowed movie lovers. The richness of textures and the level of 3D animation technology are remarkable. We don’t notice these things as much because we’ve become accustomed to life-like computer imagery, but if you take the time to go back and watch the original Toy Story, you can’t help but marvel at what movie-makers can create these days. Besides, that first meeting between Woody and Buzz is always worth another look because it captures the magic of why Pixar has been so consistently successful with their animated films. The animation simply elevates what movie-lovers go to the cinema to see. It’s about characters and story first…and in this area Pixar clearly knows what they’re doing.
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FREEDOM This month we celebrate “Independence Day.” “Happy Fourth of July!” Many are seeking “freedom.” But how many experience it? Our Declaration of Independence guarantees us “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Many do not have any of these. We live in the greatest nation in the world. But that does not provide a life free from pain and sorrow. Nor does it give us freedom from the consequences of bad choices. And “the pursuit of happiness?” Well, we chase a lot that ends in everything but “happiness.” Truly these things are only found in the Lord Jesus Christ. He gives “abundant
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life.” We still have pain but He gives value, meaning and purpose to our lives here and a “spiritual life” by His Holy Spirit. Also He can provide a “peace that goes beyond understanding.” Finally, let His happiness (joy) pursue and overtake you! “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is LIBERTY.” (2 Cor 3:17) May God bless!
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From Seed to Spoon: July is Perfect for Salsa Lovers If you like salsa, then July is one of the best months to get to work in your garden! Not only are the tomatoes and peppers starting to flourish, but we’ll also have more squash, beans, cucumbers, basil, and okra than we know what to do with! This is one of the many ways our app can come in handy! We spend a lot of time trying out every recipe we can find and add the best ones into our app. Not to worry if you accidentally let your zucchinis grow too large! We’ve got your back on how to use these! You can tap on the “more” section within each plant to see recipes and videos for that food. One of the problems with salsa in July is that by the time your tomatoes and peppers are ready, cilantro is long gone. Cilantro doesn’t like the heat and starts going to seed (AKA coriander) in June. However, there are a couple alternatives that do grow well here in the summer, and we switch to those until it cools down again for cilantro. You can learn more about how to grow Puerto Rican cilantro and Vietnamese cilantro in our app. We’ll give you planting dates based upon where you live and make it easy to grow both of these and 100+ other fruits, vegetables, and herbs! Both of these cilantro alternatives can be difficult to find. However, Prairie Wind Nursery in Norman specializes in these types of plants and always has them! They have a large selection of herbs, and we love trying them all in recipes to add variety to our meals! Pests are going to continue to be an issue throughout July. Cucumber beetles and squash bugs are particularly active, and our app will walk you through how
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to help manage those. Mice also become a problem around this time. Cantaloupes, melons, and pumpkins may need protection, or you will end up having little mouse-sized bites taken out of them! We’ve had a lot of success, adding dogs and cats to the mix to let them help us out with this problem. We trade the mouse for a treat, and they’re happy with the arrangement! You can also buy solar noise making repellent devices, and the good old fashioned mouse trap will still work as well as it always has. We aren’t planting much of anything in July aside from our last succession plantings of southern peas, squash, cucumbers, and okra. At the end of the month, we will start seeds indoors for broccoli and cabbage. This will give them a head start away from the heat and be further along in September when we plant those outside. July is also a prime time for making compost! We use all of the abundant plant material from our garden combined with rabbit manure and bedding, wood chips, coffee grounds, and other organic materials. Search for compost on our YouTube channel for videos on how we save money and have healthier plants by making our own compost. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest to see daily updates from our Moore, Oklahoma, urban homestead. You can also sign up for our email list @ seedtospoon.net/signup to hear about exclusive giveaways, garden tours, and other exciting stuff!
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Slip on a Shirt Clothes provide different levels of UV protection. The most protective clothing items are dark colored and long, covering the most skin possible. Be aware that clothes don’t block out all UV rays. If you can see light through a fabric, UV rays can get through too.
Slop on Sunscreen Sunscreen is something you should apply every day. But again, it doesn’t block all UV rays. It’s another line of defense in addition to clothing and staying in the shade as much as possible. When it comes to sunscreen, any form is fine – lotions, creams, gels, sprays and wipes to name a few. What’s most important is that it offers broad spectrum protection (against both UVA and UVB rays) and has a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 30. You’ve probably seen sunscreens with SPFs as high as 100 but they don’t offer as much protection as you may think. SPF 15 sunscreens filter out about 93% of UVB rays, while SPF 30 sunscreens filter out about 97%. SPF 50 sunscreens filter out about 98% and SPF 100 about 99%. The higher you go, the smaller the difference becomes. When it’s time to apply the sunscreen, don’t be stingy. You need about one ounce to cover your arms, legs, neck and face. That’s enough to cover your palm. You’ll need to reapply every two hours or after you swim and then dry off with a towel. Don’t forget to use lip balm with sunscreen as well.
Slap on a Hat Protecting your head is also important. A hat with at least a two-to-three inch brim is best because it protects the areas typically exposed to the most intense sunlight including the scalp, forehead, ears, eyes and nose. A baseball cap shields the front and top of the head but not the neck or the ears where skin cancers commonly develop. You’ll also want to stay away from straw hats since UV light can still get through.
Wrap on Sunglasses Many people don’t realize how harmful the sun’s rays are to our eyes. They can cause cataracts, macular degeneration or tissue growth that can alter the curve of the eyeball causing astigmatism. The ideal sunglasses should block 99% to 100% of UVA and UVB rays. Labels that say “UV absorption up to 400 nm” or “meets ANSI UV requirements” mean the glasses block at least 99% of UV rays. Wraparound and large-framed sunglasses are more likely to protect your eyes from light coming in from different angles. How to Spot Skin Cancer Why is protection from the sun important? Simple, it causes skin cancer. Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. If you know what to look for, you can spot warning signs early. Finding it early makes skin cancer much easier to treat. The American Cancer Society suggests using the “ABCDE” rule to look for some of the common signs of melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer. Asymmetry – one part of a mole or birthmark doesn’t match the other. Border - the edges are irregular, ragged, notched, or blurred. Color - the color varies all over and may include shades of brown or black, sometimes with patches of pink, red, white, or blue. Diameter - the spot is larger than ¼ inch across – about the size of a pencil eraser, although melanomas can sometimes be smaller than this. Evolving - the mole is changing in size, shape, or color. Be sure to show your doctor any areas that concern you. If your doctor suspects you might have skin cancer, he or she will do exams and tests to find out. If you don’t have a primary care doctor, we have three primary care clinics in Moore. Call 405-515-5000 to find a physician who’s right for you.
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Summertime in Moore means swimming at The Station, outdoor concerts, scavenger hunts in the park, softball, baseball, Fourth of July celebrations and so much more. While the extra daylight allows us to engage in more outdoor activities, it also exposes us to more harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays. Since July is UV Safety Month, this seems like a good time to remind you of the best ways to protect yourself. The first thing to know is that you’re exposed to UV rays every day, not just the days you go to the pool, the lake or a baseball game. Sun exposure adds up day after day and it happens every time you step outside. It’s best to limit your time in direct sunlight as much as possible, especially between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. when UV light is strongest. For those times you are going to be outside, remember this catchphrase, “Slip! Slop! Slap! and Wrap”.
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Are You Eating a Rainbow?
With summer arrival, we are seeing more wonderful fresh fruits and vegetables. The farmer’s markets have begun as well as the availability of great produce in the stores. We have all heard of the importance of “tasting a rainbow.” However, what does that actually mean? While we want to continue to focus on the amount of fruits and vegetables, it is essential to incorporate a variety of different types and colors. Bright and colorful produce has the most nutrition and each color has a different benefit. RED - Great examples of these foods include strawberries, watermelon, cherries, raspberries, tomatoes, and cranberries. Some red foods such as watermelon and tomatoes are a good source of lycopene, which is good for your heart. Tomatoes are one of the only foods where cooking it allows you to absorb more lycopene than eating it fresh. Cranberries are known to help protect against urinary tract infections
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by preventing bacteria from sticking against the bladder walls. Some red produce are also good sources of potassium, fiber, and vitamin C.
are taking any blood thinning medications. Some of the green fruits & vegetables such as Brussel sprouts, broccoli, and kiwi are excellent sources of vitamin C.
ORANGE/YELLOW - These foods are excellent sources of vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, and bromelain. Bromelain, which is an enzyme found in pineapple, can help with indigestion and reduce swelling. Vegetables such as pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash are a great source of potassium, which can help lower blood pressure. Papayas have an enzyme called papain that is great for your digestion.
PURPLE/BLUE - The blue and purple color comes from something called anthocyanin, which gives the produce its color and is a good source of antioxidants. Some examples of these include eggplant, blueberries, beets, kidney beans, and plums. These fruits and vegetables help your heart stay healthy and keep your memory sharp. Besides being a great source of fiber, these fruits and vegetables have also been shown to reduce the risk of stroke and certain cancers, improve retinal health, and fight inflammation. WHITE - While it is encouraged for you to be eating a rainbow, there are also health benefits from incorporating some white fruits and vegetables. Some examples of these include bananas, onions, cauliflower,
GREEN - The darker the green, the better! Green vegetables are a good source of vitamin A and calcium, which can help protect your eyesight and keep your bones and teeth strong. Some green vegetables such as the dark leafy greens are also high in vitamin K, so monitor your intake if you
potatoes, fennel, and mushrooms. Potatoes, bananas, and fennel are high in Vitamin C and fiber. An easy way to incorporate cauliflower is to steam it and add it into mashed potatoes. Mushrooms are an easy food to incorporate and are a good source of some B vitamins. The next time you go grocery shopping, make sure your cart contains a rainbow. If you have children, it is an excellent idea to get them to help pick out foods and prepare them. Getting children more involved helps encourage them to try new things. Enjoy the summer weather and rain, and may all of your plates be colorful! For nutritional counseling, Norman Regional Health System offers the guidance of registered dietitians. Those interested can schedule an appointment for an assessment with a referral from their family physician.
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Tuesday, July 2 – STEAM Story Time Tuesday, July 2 – OKC Zoo: Aliens Among Us Wednesday, July 3 – Lapsit Story Time Wednesday, July 3 – Movie Matinee Thursday, July 4 – Celebration in the Heartland, at Buck Thomas Park Thursday, July 4 – Library closed Saturday, July 6 – Families Explore: Astronauts Monday, July 8 – Kids Club: Space Yoga Tuesday, July 9 – STEAM Story Time Tuesday, July 9 – Mad Science: Blast Off Wednesday, July 10 – Lapsit Story Time Wednesday, July 10 – Movie Matinee Thursday, July 11 – Pre-K Play Tuesday, July 16 – STEAM Story Time Tuesday, July 16 – Noiseguy’s Lunar Toons Wednesday, July 17 – Lapsit Story Time Wednesday, July 17 – Movie Matinee Wednesday, July 17 – Sensory Play Time Saturday, July 20 – Families Explore: Astronauts Monday, July 22 – Tween Scene: Space Science Tuesday, July 23 – STEAM Story Time Tuesday, July 23 – What Is Magic? With Magic Joe Wednesday, July 24 – Lapsit Story Time Wednesday, July 24 – Movie Matinee Thursday, July 25 – Pre-K Play Tuesday, July 30 – STEAM Story Time Wednesday, July 31 – Lapsit Story Time Wednesday, July 31 – Movie Matinee
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Monday, July 1 – Beginner’s Yoga Tuesday, July 2 – D&D Teen Adventurers League Thursday, July 4 – Celebration in the Heartland, at Buck Thomas Park Thursday, July 4 – Library closed Friday, July 5 – Fandom Fridays Monday, July 8 – Teen Virtual Reality Lunar Space Station Monday, July 8 – Beginner’s Yoga Tuesday, July 9 – Experience Your Story in VR Wednesday, July 10 – Movie Night Thursday, July 11 – Small Space Herbs Thursday, July 11 – Zumba Friday, July 12 – Fandom Fridays Friday, July 12 – Lunar Sooners Panel Friday, July 12 – Mexican Folkloric Dance Friday, July 12 – Summer Nights Concert Series, at Central Park Saturday, July 13 – DIY With Essential Oils Sunday, July 14 – Otherworldly Fairy Houses Monday, July 15 – Teen VR Lunar Space Station Monday, July 15 – Beginner’s Yoga Tuesday, July 16 – D&D Teen Adventurers League Tuesday, July 16 – Experience Your Story in VR Wednesday, July 17 – Movie Night Thursday, July 18 – Zumba Friday, July 19 – Fandom Fridays Friday, July 19 – Introduction to Flamenco Monday, July 22 – Teen VR Lunar Space Station Monday, July 22 – Beginner’s Yoga Tuesday, July 23 – Experience Your Story in VR Wednesday, July 24 – Movie Night Thursday, July 25 – Zumba Thursday, July 25 – Cosmic Summer Mixology 101 Friday, July 26 – Fandom Fridays Friday, July 26 – Summer Nights Concert Series Monday, July 29 – Teen VR Lunar Space Station Monday, July 29 – Beginner’s Yoga Tuesday, July 30 – Experience Your Story in VR Wednesday, July 31 – Teen Summer Learning Party Wednesday, July 31 – Movie Night
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Monday, July 1 – Discovery Camp: Engineering Extravaganza Tuesday, July 2 – Discovery Camp: Engineering Extravaganza Wednesday, July 3 – Story Time with a STEAM Leader Thursday, July 4 – Library closed Monday, July 8 – Discovery Camp: Earth Rocks Tuesday, July 9 – Discovery Camp: Earth Rocks Wednesday, July 10 – Story Time with a STEAM Leader Thursday, July 11 – Science Museum Oklahoma: Guardians of the Galaxy Saturday, July 13 – Families Explore Monday, July 15 – Discovery Camp: Up, Up and Away Tuesday, July 16 – Discovery Camp: Up, Up and Away Wednesday, July 17 – Story Time with a STEAM Leader Thursday, July 18 – Baby Lapsit Thursday, July 18 – Extreme Animals Monday, July 22 – Discovery Camp: Bubble Science Tuesday, July 23 – Discovery Camp: Bubble Science Wednesday, July 24 – Story Time with a STEAM Leader Thursday, July 25 – Solar System Science Tour Thursday, July 25 – Baby Lapsit Friday, July 26 – A Universe of Stories Dance Party Monday, July 29 – Discovery Camp: BioExplorers Tuesday, July 30 – Discovery Camp: BioExplorers Wednesday, July 31 – Story Time with a STEAM Leader
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Monday, July 1 – Embroidery for Teens Monday, July 2 – Tai Chi for Health Tuesday, July 3 – Teen Discover Camp Thursday, July 4 – Library closed Monday, July 8 – Teen Discover Yourself in the Stars Tuesday, July 9 – Basic Excel Charts Monday, July 9 – Tai Chi for Health Tuesday, July 10 – Teen Discover Camp Thursday, July 11 – Embroidery for Teens Thursday, July 11 – Penn Ave. Literary Society Monday, July 15 – Learn to Make Juice Monday, July 16 – Tai Chi for Health Tuesday, July 17 – Teen Discover Camp Thursday, July 18 – Tarot for Adults Saturday, July 20 – SOKC Friends of the Library Burger Day at Johnnie’s Monday, July 23 – Tai Chi for Health Tuesday, July 24 – Teen Discover Camp Thursday, July 25 – Smartphone Photography Monday, July 30 – Tai Chi for Health Tuesday, July 31 – Teen Discover Camp
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My First Coding Book Author: Kiki Prottsman Illustrator: Molly Lattin Publisher: DK Children Reviewer: Kerinda O’Neal, Children’s Library Associate, Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library “My First Coding Book” is a wonderful introduction to the world of coding for any young reader. With interactive activities on each page accompanied by simple, easy to understand explanations for common computer coding terms — this book is perfect for beginners. Each page and accompanying activity focuses on a different code word. Children will enjoy pulling the tabs and lifting the flaps as they discover the meaning of each term through hands on exploration. All of these key terms and more are listed in the book’s glossary on the last page for quick reference. Check this book out for a fantastic screen-free introduction to coding for kids! If you enjoy "My First Coding Book" you may also enjoy "How to Code a Sandcastle" by Josh Funk or "Hello Ruby: Adventures in Coding" by Linda Liukas. For more book recommendations stop by the children’s desk at your local library or call 405-979-2213. And for other library events and information visit www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org or download the Pioneer Library System Connect App.
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BYTE-SIZE TECH BY ROB MORRIS
Byte Size Tech:
How Smart is Your Home? These days it’s almost impossible to avoid the phrase, “smart home.” In this edition of Byte Size Tech, we’re gonna sort out precisely what that means and how it’s likely to impact your home life in the near (and maybe distant) future.
First off, what the heck is a “smart home” anyway? The short answer is really pretty simple: it’s a house that has any number of appliances or devices that can automatically do the things we usually do. With the rise of artificial intelligence, these smart appliances and devices are going to become a more significant part of our lives, especially as homebuilders race to keep up with what consumers want. Now, of course, you can opt out of the world of smart homes by living entirely off the grid and relying on old appliances. Some people choose to do that. But at this point, there’s no real concern that Skynet (that ominous artificial intelligence from The Terminator movies) is going to take over and turn your home against you. For many folks, the road to a smart home begins with something as simple as buying
something along the lines of an Amazon Echo ($80), a smart speaker with a voicecontrolled personal assistant named “Alexa.” Not only will the Echo respond to voice commands to playback music, podcasts, and audiobooks, it will also make to-do lists, set alarms, provide weather and traffic updates, and even serve as a hub for other smart devices in your home. The Echo isn’t the only smart speaker out there, so just Google “best smart speakers,” and you’ll get a list of devices to look over.
The reason it’s so trendy is that it allows you to see who’s at your door in high-definition video, whether you’re at home or somewhere else. There’s also two-way audio that will enable you to chat with whoever’s at your door and you can add a smart-lock to the mix that allows you to open the door for package deliveries or let trusted neighbors or repairment into your home…all from your smartphone.
Smart doorbells are also extremely popular right now. Consumer Reports really likes the Nest Hello Video Doorbell ($199-$229). Ok, ok…I know you’re thinking, “200-bucks for a stinkin’ doorbell?!?” Well, just pump the brakes, bubba.
Tired of continually vacuuming and chasing dust bunnies (or dust rhinos at my house)? Consider a Roomba ($224$1000+), the robot vacuum that just scurries around cleaning up without ever complaining. The Roomba 600 Series ($224$279) is the least expensive robot vacuum. It’s also the most popular. These devices have sensors that help them learn the floorplan of your home and apartment. They also have problem-solving capabilities that
allow them to navigate around obstacles (in the event your kids NEVER pick up their rooms). The appeal of Roombas are that they are a set-it-and-forget-it device. Yes, you have to empty the dustbins…but your days of vacuuming every room in the house are over. And while we could go on and on about smart devices and appliances for the home, let’s end this article with a look at lighting systems. The Philips Hue lights ($49/one bulb) enable you to control both intensities of light the lights, dimming or brightening your lights, along with the color of your lights. Paired with a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo, you can control your lights by voice…with 16 million colors to choose from. Sure, the lightbulbs are expensive, but for folks who really want to take control of their environment, it’s an expense they’re happy to pay.
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THE STATION SCHEDULE • JULY 2019
*This is a partial schedule of classes, camps, and activities available through Moore Parks and Recreation. For a full schedule please visit: cityofmoore.com/ departments/parks-recreation/events-andprograms or centralpark.cityofmoore.com/ activities-programs
ACTIVITIES & CLASSES Family Game Night When: July 25th Time: 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Where: The Station Recreation Center For: Anyone – Kids 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult In the event of bad weather: Boot camp will be moved to the Moore Community Center Cost: Free. Instructor: The Station Staff Youth Soccer Fall League When: Coaches Meeting – August 5th at 7 p.m. Games begin on August 31st Time: Games are on Saturdays, Game times to be determined. 6 game season. Ages: 3-to-4 yrs – CoEd, 5-to-6 yrs – Co-Ed, 7-8 yrs – Boys & Girls Teams. Age Determination Date: August 31st, 2019 Where: Central Park or Buck Thomas Park For: Anyone – Kids 6 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $55 Resident, $65 Non- Resident, $20 Late Fee after July 28th, 2019 Sign-ups: Through July 28th Registration: online at cityofmoore. com/fun or in person at The Station Birth Certificates Due: August 12th Practice Bid Sheet Due: August 9th at 8 a.m.. Jerseys will be given to each team by the first game. Shorts, athletics shoes, cleats, shin guards and any other equipment will not be supplied. 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
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The City of Moore is happy to offer the Fitness in the Park series. Join us for group fitness classes all while enjoying our beautiful parks. We will begin the series by offering a fun and challenging boot camp at Buck Thomas Park. The "Fun"damentals boot camp will push you to your limits by focusing on fun drills, including plyometrics and agilities, and challenging intervals of strength training and cardio. "Fun"damentals boot camp is for anyone who is looking to lose weight, get stronger, build muscle, or train for your next 5k. All fitness levels are encouraged to join in on the fun. Weekly Nutritional Informational Classes WHEN: Tuesday. TIME: 5:30 p.m. WHERE: Group Exercise Room 2 (last Tuesday of the month - in the kitchen/meeting room 2) FEE: $50/month (available to members and non-members) INSTRUCTOR: Angelica Martinez MS, RDN, LD. Minimum of 8 participants Nutrition is the key component to living a healthy lifestyle. During this in-depth informational class, a registered dietician will help you navigate this complicated aspect of living a healthy life and being the best you. You will learn how your body reacts to foods, the best way to fuel your body, how you can use nutrition to lose weight, become stronger, or just feel better. The registered dietician will help you learn how to shop for healthy foods at supermarkets and farmer’s markets, how to meal prep, give you some recipe ideas, and walk you through a cooking demonstration. This class is ideal for anyone who is beginning a healthy lifestyle or for those who have been working out for years. Nutritional Basics Monthly Class WHEN: 3rd Wednesday evening of each month.TIME: 6:00 p.m. WHERE: The Station meeting room #2. FEE: $30 per class (available to members and non-members Have you ever wondered how many calories you should be consuming, or what the differences between a micronutrients and macronutrients
are? Are you curious as to how nutrition will play a role in losing weight or helping control diabetes? This class can answer all of those questions and more! Join a registered dietician and learn the basics about nutrition. In this informative class, you will learn the foundations of a healthy diet, gain some insight into how you can change what you are eating to help meet your goals, and get a few delicious recipes to help start your journey off on the right foot. Adult Morning Painting & Drawing Class WHEN: 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: Through August 11th For August Classes. FEE: $70 per session DESCRIPTION: Use several drawing media and various techniques in this class. All supplies included. Class taught by a certified art instructor Adult Drawing WHEN: 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: Through July 9th for July Classes 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. Beads & Strings WHEN: 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: May 1st September 2nd. FEE: $60 per Session DESCRIPTION: In this class you will create, make, mold and build different art using beads and string.
Youth Arts & Crafts WHEN: August 5th-August 27th Monday and Tuesday Nights (8 Classes) TIME: 3-5 Year Olds (4:30 P.M. - 5:30 P.M.) 6-12 Year Olds (5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M.) WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 3-5 and 6-12 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: Through August 26th For August Classes FEE: $60 per Session. DESCRIPTION: A class where kids get to use their imagination in a variety of different ways, making a variety of projects they get to take home. Adult Swing Dancing WHEN: September 4th - October 23rd Wednesday Nights (8 Classes) TIME: 7:30 P.M - 9:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: Adults 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: July 1st - September 4th for September & October Classes FEE: $60 per session or $8 per class DESCRIPTION: Learn how to Swing Dance and the many variations of Swing Dancing and before you know it you will be able to scoot across the dance floor like a pro. Guitar Lessons WHEN: July 11th-August 29th TIME: 7:30 P.M. - 8:45 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 12+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: Through July 10th FEE: $70/session DESCRIPTION: Ever thought about learning how to play guitar but just never got around to it? Well now is your opportunity to do so. Learn how to count music, read music, and even play some songs in this class. It is recommended to bring a guitar but it is not a requirement. Grill Master 101 WHEN: July 9th – July 30th TIME: 6:30 P.M. – 7:45 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: Through July 8thFEE: $50 per session DESCRIPTION: Summer Time brings Sun, Fun, and BBQ. Ever wanted to show off for your friends and family
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: 18+ COST: $55 per session REGISTRATION PERIOD: April 1st - July 9th INSTRUCTOR: Torie Sangi
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
by being the very best grill master known around town? Now you can. In this class you will learn how to prepare and grill your favorite meats. All foods and supplies are included in the price. All you will need is to bring an open mind and an appetite. Don’t miss out on this fun Summer Class and join today. FitKids WHEN: August 21st – October 2nd October 16th – December 18th 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. Puppy Class WHEN: 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: Through July 13th for May, July & August Classes. May 1st - September 6th for September & October Classes FEE: $95 per session 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, 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: 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: Through July 13th for July & August Classes. Through 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
TO REGISTER: www.cityofmoore.com/fun For more information call Moore Parks & Recreation at (405) 793-5090
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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. All Aboard Kids Club When: May 28th – August 15th Time: Monday-Friday 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Where: The Station Recreation Center Ages: 7-12 years old Cost: Free for Pass Holders and Day Pass Holders Instructors: The Station Staff Designed especially for Kids 7-12 years of age. Depending on the day, kids can play various sports and games in the gym ranging from basketball, soccer, dodgeball and much more. There will also be days and times where the youngsters can expand their mind by participating in arts and crafts as well having fun playing board games. This Club is open to Passholders and NonPassholders. We hope to see your kiddos come out and enjoy the fun as The Station really is a place for everyone.
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Faith, Family, and Hard Knocks Help Sunny Golloway Connect the Dots By Rob Morris
"You know one of the interesting lessons that life teaches you is that you can connect the dots of your life when you look back over it," said new Moore Lions head baseball coach, Sunny Golloway. "You can't connect the dots when you're looking forward. You have to look back in your life and realize that things have happened for a reason." You might be connecting the dots yourself and recognize that name: Sunny Golloway.
Auburn. As Golloway recently reflected on the journey, he pointed to his choice of baseball jersey numbers as just one of many signs that God has had a hand on his life every step of the way. "I wore number 29 at OU and then when I went up to Oral Roberts that number was retired," said Golloway, "So I chose number 11. It was only years after choosing those jersey numbers that I realized they matched my favorite scripture verse: Jeremiah 29:11."
coach Tom Ward took high school football very seriously. He and his assistants worked long hours during the season, even meeting after church on Sunday's to watch film and game plan before finally heading home after sunset. "I joked with our head football coach Tom Ward, an outstanding football coach, that he was confused," said Golloway. "I told him he thought we were the Notre Dame Fighting Irish not the McGinnis Fighting Irish."
Yep. That Sunny Golloway. The man who coached ORU to six consecutive conference championships and NCAA regional appearances before being hired (for the second time) as an assistant at OU, the heir apparent to longtime coach and friend Larry Cochell. The man who then became OU's next head coach after an improbable series of events that saw then Wichita State Coach, Gene Stephenson, accept the OU job only to leave after a few hours on the job. In his 9 years as OU's head coach, Golloway led the Sooners to 8 NCAA Regionals, 4 Super Regionals, a College World Series appearance (including a 3-2 extra innings loss to eventual national champion South Carolina), and the highest regular-season ranking ever attained by an OU baseball team (2nd). The same man who left OU for Auburn in 2014 and was then fired in 2015 after getting the Tigers back to the NCAA tournament for the first time in five years. Now, he's back in the saddle as a head baseball coach for the first time since he left 50 | MOORE MONTHLY | JULY 2019
The verse reads, "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Golloway's original plans, like so many Oklahoma youngsters who grow up playing baseball, was to make it the big leagues. His journey began at Stillwater High School, continued at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M Junior College, and then ended at Oklahoma Christian College (now Oklahoma Christian University). Golloway loved his time at Oklahoma Christian and ended up taking a job as a pitching coach there right after graduation. "I was one of those guys who was a sponge about learning the game," said Golloway. "So right away, I made that transition from playing to coaching, and it really clicked for me." From there Golloway went to Bishop McGuinness as an assistant football and baseball coach where he found that Irish head
The connecting dot in the Golloway journey was to Whittier Middle School in Norman where he was the site athletic facilitator and football coach for 7th and 8th grade. To this day Golloway and longtime friend Toby Keith argue over who was the best coach at Whittier. As Golloway looks back at that time, he recognizes another of those connecting dots that have defined his career and how he approaches coaching. "I didn't treat that time any different than when I was at OU," said Golloway. "It doesn't matter where you coach. You try to be the best you can be no matter where you are coaching or playing." After a 1-year stint as pitching coach at Norman, Golloway was hired by Cochell to coach pitchers at OU. From that point on, the coaching wheel began turning quickly, but the dots still connected. Golloway had a chance to coach players like J.D. Drew in the Alaska Baseball Summer League. Then Oral Roberts University came knocking in
1995, and Golloway became the youngest head baseball coach in the nation. "I'm not going to lie to you, I was pretty nervous going into that season," said Golloway. "I was wondering if we were going to win a game at all. We went into that first weekend series with TCU and lost the first game, but then won the second game and I just had a huge sigh of relief." After six straight conference championships and NCAA Regional appearances, the University of Kentucky offered their head coaching job to Golloway, who was planning on accepting and taking his friend and assistant, Rob Walton along with him. Before he could accept, OU called and asked if he would return to assist Larry Cochell with the struggling Sooner program. "My loyalty brought me back," said Golloway. "Larry gave me my first chance in college so I went back and Rob Walton got the head coach job at ORU when I left." Golloway admits that he expected that when Cochell stepped down, he would be the logical choice as the next Sooner head coach. Cochell resigned in May of 2005 and Golloway took over as interim. But instead of permanent promotion to head coach, the OU administration decided to hire Gene Stephenson, longtime coach at Wichita State. This was one of those connecting dots that Golloway admits he had a hard time understanding.
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"That was a really tough time for me," said Golloway. "Camera crews were wanting to ask me questions about whether or not I had been promised the job. I decided just to take the high road and not cry about it. Gene was a great coach, and he was Joe Castiglione's choice." Then, after just several hours on the job, the unthinkable happened. Stephenson decided to return to Wichita State, reportedly over concerns about scholarships. Golloway said that the OU administration called to see if he was bitter about what had happened. Golloway said he wasn't. So the Sooners hired him. "At the press conference I remember being asked if I minded being OU's second choice," said Golloway. "I answered that Gene Stephenson is a Hall of Fame coach and there's no shame in being a second choice behind him. To be honest, I probably wasn't my wife's first choice, either. That worked out pretty good." What followed was nine years of success that included three Super Regionals and a College World Series trip where the Sooners beat eventual national champion South Carolina in the first round before losing to them 3-2 in extra innings.
cused of NCAA violations. Golloway was fired "with cause," which meant that the school wasn't going to pay him the remaining $1.25 million he was owed on the deal. Golloway says the money was never important. Truth, honor, and the reputation of himself and his friend, Holliday, were the things he cared about most. "It took eight months for the NCAA allegations to be cleared up against Tom and myself," said Golloway. "We were happy about that, but both of us were left without jobs, so we came back to Oklahoma. Tom in Stillwater to be close to his son and we settled in Blanchard so my son, Callen could play baseball there." As Golloway reflects on that chapter of his life, he said the dots he looks to connect become painfully evident as he considers why things happened the way they did at Auburn. "It was great that we were cleared of wrongdoing," said Golloway, "But I still have to assume responsibility as the head coach. I made mistakes. Absolutely. There are things that we could have and should have done differently. But you learn from those things, and you grow from those things."
"We didn't cry over it because we gave it our best shot and we were that close to winning," said Golloway. "It's important to be good at the College World Series, but you also have to have some luck, and it just wasn't our year."
In the time between returning home, Golloway has come to appreciate living life at a different pace. That includes the joy of watching Callen and his Blanchard teammates win a state championship this past spring. That joy is increased as Golloway sees the connected dots of the past come into focus.
After the 2013 season, Golloway's agent called and told him some big-name schools were interested in him. Though he was happy at OU, the allure of more money and coaching in the SEC proved to be too much for him to resist. As he looks back at this particular connecting dot, Golloway admits he was about to learn a hard lesson.
"Blanchard went 39-and-0 and won a state championship," said Golloway. "How great was it to see them win that title and then dogpile on the field at L. Dale Mitchell, the same ballpark where Callen was a ball boy as a youngster."
"Don't let money be your deciding factor," said Golloway. "I let it be the deciding factor and looking back, I understand that was a mistake. But I've learned from that and moved on from that."
These days, things feel a long way from those painful days in 2015 when Golloway saw the news of his firing on an ESPN ticker. He talks about being hurt and frustrated that he was being called guilty before the truth was known.
The mistake blew up after the 2015 season when Golloway, along with his good friend and assistant coach Tom Holliday, were ac-
"There was an article written about me back here in Oklahoma that said, 'Sunny Golloway, the train wreck you can't help but
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watch.' That's tough to bear, and it was a really tough time." Golloway leaned into his faith and family, finding comfort and healing that has led him to a place of peace. "It all really comes back to God," said Golloway. "I have a relationship with Christ, and without that, I would be lost."
As he began healing and seeing how even those most painful moments have been a part of the journey, Golloway had another "connected dot" moment that he was unaware of at the time. "Last fall, I was at a football game between Owasso and Norman and went down to the sideline to chat with my old buddy, Bill Blankenship. I asked him if he ever wanted to coach in college again and he said, 'My days are spent a little more wisely. I'm where I want to be. I'm at peace, and there's a balance between work, my family, and my wife.' At the time, I had no idea that the conversation with Bill would be so profound." That conversation became more critical to Golloway this past spring when he and his wife, Charlotte, traveled out to Tuscon to watch Callen and the Blanchard baseball team in a spring break tournament. During the trip, Charlotte began showing signs of jaundice. They
traveled back to Oklahoma City where a cancer marker test showed Charlotte's count was extremely high, over 100,000. A diagnosis of pancreatic cancer followed, and treatment began. Golloway said that Charlotte is responding very well to the treatment and her cancer marker count is down to around 1,400. Also, her tumor has shrunk dramatically, and they're hoping to reach a cancer marker count of 1,000 or less, which would qualify them for surgery. As they've walked through this particularly tricky part of their journey together, Golloway said he couldn't help but think about his conversation with Blankenship last fall. "At the time I had no idea that the conversation with Bill would be so profound," said Golloway. "But I thought about it when we found out that my wife has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. I had no idea, but God knew at that time that I needed to have that conversation and so that conversation was Bill help me make the final decision about coming to Moore High School." Golloway said an instant connection with Moore administrators sealed the deal to return to coaching as the head baseball coach at Moore. "I had a great conversation with district athletic director Brian Fitzgerald and onsite athletic director Chad Mashburn," said
Golloway. "Those guys won me over 100% in the interview process. They're genuine, and they want what's the very best for kids and baseball players." Golloway's excited about being back on the field and even more excited about working with high school kids again. He had a chance to share that excitement in a recent conversation with Moore alumnus, Toby Keith. "We were talking about Auburn, and I was telling him there's a reason I'm supposed to be back here, and there's a reason I'm at Moore," said Golloway. "I believe in my heart this is where I'm supposed to be at this time in my life, and it's time for me to give back, time for me to pour into kids and help them do their very best to reach their dreams." And as the dots come into focus and connect for Golloway, he said he feels a new sort of peace settling in over the fiery temperament most people associate with him. "Christ has led me through every door," said Golloway. "He truly has had His hand on me every step of the way. He knows my children. He knows my wife and that we would face this battle with pancreatic cancer. We know that God has a plan, and we're gonna live our lives according to his plan."
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CLASS ACTS • STAFF REPORT
CLASS ACTS: Moore Students Pursue the Arts at Quartz Mountain Creativity abounds for two weeks in the southwestern Oklahoma terrain as an elite group of 270 young Oklahoma artists, including three students from Moore, develop their individual talents. Oklahoma’s Official School of the Arts, the Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute at Quartz Mountain (OSAI), accepted Moore students to study in its unique arts educational program being held June 8-23. Southmoore High School students Alayna Bryson and Lauren Rigney are in residence at Quartz Mountain as members of the chorus and dance disciplines respectively. Student Hope Bellows from Westmoore High School is a member of the orchestra. “I'm very excited to experience my first year of OSAI,” said Bryson. “I'm looking forward to how I will grow in the music program and build more relationships with people that love the arts as much as I do.” Chosen through competitive auditions, students attending OSAI experience a unique creative interaction with peers from across the state. The Institute provides world-class arts instruction to Oklahoma’s most talented high school students in a creatively charged and natural environment. Students study for six hours per day in one of eight disciplines in the literary, visual and performing arts. Evening performances, faculty showcases, and demonstrations allow students the opportunity to interact with each discipline. Each student accepted to OSAI attends on full scholarship. This year, nearly 1,000 high school students auditioned for 270 available 54 | MOORE MONTHLY | JULY 2019
spots. Students study, reside, and build community during this two-week institute, creating lifelong friendships and setting students on a course for future engagement with the arts. Past OSAI faculty artists have included winners of the Pulitzer Prize and the Academy, Grammy, Emmy, and Tony awards. This summer, 34 faculty artists teach students in the disciplines of acting, chorus, creative writing, dance, drawing & painting, film & video, orchestra, and photography. “Earlier this year, I found through a friend about OSAI Quartz Mountain,” said Bellows. “I decided to give it a try, and in the end I was selected to be in the OSAI orchestra on trombone! I am so thankful for this opportunity, and I can’t wait to see how this experience shapes me into a better musician.” Among the notable 2019 faculty is filmmaker, writer, and journalist Annie Nocenti. Her films include “Disarming Falcons” (DOC NYC 2014) and “Taking Chances” (2009). Also a journalist, Nocenti’s work has appeared in publications such as “Details,” “PRINT,” “Filmmaker” and her piece, “The Most Expensive Road Trip in the World,” appears in Anthony Bourdain’s collection, “Best Travel Writing 2008”. Nocenti is most known for her work in comics, including stints writing “Daredevil” and editing “X-Men.” “Every student in Oklahoma deserves to have access to a well-rounded education, and I am proud of the work OAI has done for many decades to set the bar high for intense study
Nominate a Student for the Class Acts Award Today! Here’s how it works: 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 email@example.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. 5. For questions or additional info, email Rob Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org
and practice in the arts,” said Joy Hofmeister, Oklahoma State Superintendent of Public Instruction. “The program’s distinguished alumni and faculty, including Megan Mullally, Tim Blake Nelson and Blake Bailey, have made an enormous impact on the culture, and I have no doubt the talented young artists who attend the 2019 Summer Institute will make their own impressive mark.” Quartz Mountain Nature Park is set in the Wichita Mountains of southwestern Oklahoma by Lake Altus-Lugert. The arts and conference center boasts a 700-seat performing arts center, newly renovated studio pavilions, and beautiful views. The Oklahoma Summer Arts Institute culminates in ONSTAGE Weekend, a series of performances showcasing each student’s work at the Institute. Performances and gallery openings are open to the public with no charge for admission. All students will be featured in final performances or presentations during ONSTAGE Weekend June 21-22. A full public performance
schedule can be found online at oaiquartz. org/student-performances. The Oklahoma Arts Institute (OAI) is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1977, with a mission to provide exceptional multidisciplinary arts experiences that develop individual talent and inspire a lifelong passion for the arts. In addition to the Summer Arts Institute, OAI administers a series of continuing education workshops for adults every fall. Moore students’ scholarships are made possible through funding from the Oklahoma State Department of Education, Crawley Family Foundaton, David and Molly Boren Scholarship Fund and Sarkeys Foundation Scholars Fund. Additional program support is provided by the Oklahoma Arts Council, Jerome Westheimer Family Foundation, OPUBCO/Anschutz Foundation, and Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. JULY 2019 | MOORE MONTHLY | 55
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SENIOR LIVING BY TAMMY C. VAUGHN, AGING SERVICES INC.
Elder Fraud: How to Recognize and Avoid It
1. IRS imposter scams – this is the top scam that gets reported each year to the Fraud Hotline set up by the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. More than 2.1 million people have been approached by fraudsters pretending to be Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents. This is typically a phone scam, but it is also among the most common email scams. The con artists claim that the victims owe back taxes and penalties, and unless payment is made immediately, arrest, foreclosure, or other legal consequences could result Victims are often instructed to pay by wire transfer, credit card, certified check, or even gift card. Collectively, Americans have lost almost $65 million to this scam. How to protect yourself – Remember that the IRS always sends bills to taxpayers through the postal service before
2. Medicare phone scams According to a survey by the AARP, scams related to Medicare are a source of concern for most American Adults over age 65. Popular scams involving Medicare feature callers who say: • You must purchase Part D prescription drug coverage, or you will lose all of your Medicare coverage. (The truth is that Part D is entirely voluntary.) • You are entitled to a refund, and you need to supply your Medicare number and banking information to collect your money. • You qualify for a free medical device such as a back brace, but you need to provide your Social Security number for coverage verification and give your credit card information to cover shipping costs. • You are eligible for additional Medicare benefits, but you need to update your file with Social Security or credit card information. How to protect yourself – Safeguard your personal information carefully. Most Medicare scammers perpetrate their hoaxes by phone, but some use email or even show up at your door. It’s important to know that real Medicare representatives contact people through regular mail. They will never come to your home uninvited, call you to try to enroll you in a drug plan or ask for payment information over the phone. If you have concerns, call the customer ser-
vice number found on the back of your Medicaid card.
3. Silent calls and robocall scams – Have you ever answered your phone, only to find there’s no one on the other end? It might only be a wrong number, but it might also be an automated system testing out phone numbers to see which ones are answered by real humans. What’s more, scammers can easily spoof the number that appears on your caller ID to make it look like the call from a legitimate company or from your local area code (when in fact it might originate overseas). How to protect yourself – Get on the U.S. National Do Not Call Registry, screen your calls, and don’t pick up I the number doesn’t look familiar. If you get fooled and do answers, just hang up. Be sure not to react to anything in the message (such as a statement like “press 3 to be taken of the list”) as that will probably just lead to more calls. You may also want to look into call-blocking services from your phone provider or companies like Nomorobo. These services can intercept and block calls from numbers that are known to be used by robocallers.
Where to Report a Scam • The Fraud Hotline 1-855-303-9470. • The consumer protection office in Oklahoma can investigate and mediate complaints filed by consumers. • The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration collects complaints about scammers pretending to be IRS agents. Contact 1-800-366-4484. • The Office of Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services investigates complaints of Medicare fraud. You can file a report online or call 1-800-447-8477.
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Here are 3 of the top scams:
calling about taxes that are owed. Legitimate IRS agents will never insist on immediate payment, ask for banking information over the phone, or threaten legal action against taxpayers. If you get one of these calls or emails, the best thing to do is just hang up or delete the message (without clicking on any links provided in such emails). To confirm whether you really do owe taxes, contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040.
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Do you know anyone who has been affected by elder fraud? Seniors are certainly not the only people who fall prey to scams and schemes, but they are attractive targets for fraudsters-for many reasons: They often own their homes, have a nest egg of savings, and are more trusting of strangers than younger generations. Plus, elderly fraud victims are frequently reluctant to admit they’ve been scammed because they are ashamed or fearful of being seen as incapable of managing their own affairs. Every year, hundreds of thousands of people of all ages get duped by cunningly deceitful con artists. And according to one study, nearly one in 20 adults over age 60 have been financially exploited at some point in their senior years. However, by arming yourself with information and being aware of common scams, you can take steps to avoid becoming an unfortunate statistic.
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SHOP LOCAL BY DONNA WALKER
Shop: Val’s Sun and Shape Tanning and Fitness
101 N. Eastern Avenue
As the owner of Val's Sun and Shape Tanning and Fitness, Valerie Carter believes it's her life purpose to help people feel better in whatever ways she can. It is something she aspires to and witnesses each and every day. "It's magical! People come limping in and are sashaying out!" she exclaimed! Not too many business owners can say that. Val's Sun and Shape came to be in March of 2013, several months after Tan & Tone America closed at the very same location. "I was the general manager for the last 2 ½ years or so before Tan and Tone closed their doors. I was personally invested in the women who were coming here – who stood outside crying because they had no place to go when the doors closed." Valerie said she had previously entertained thoughts of opening her own franchise before Tan and Tone went out of business. She only wishes they would have approached her before closing. It would have saved a lot of time and helped the many clients who were turned away that fateful Sunday in 2012. You may not think of a toning and tanning salon as some sort of life preserver. But that is precisely what Valerie has witnessed among her clients and in her own life. It is what ignites her passion…helping people live better lives. Today's toning salons offer the classic tables with many other options that can complement and ignite a toner's efforts. They are a far cry from your mother's gym and worth consideration. At Val's, members can experience the many health benefits offered by such options as infrared sauna bikes, vibration plates, redlight rejuvenation collagen therapy, roller tables, and Reiki, along with the robotic toning tables. "We have people of every shape size, physical ability, and age here. While it really is great for people that have physical limitations, older folks or people who are morbidly obese, anyone can benefit from our fitness options."
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Valerie herself lost 25 pounds. The vibration plates allow clients to sit or stand. As it vibrates it constantly signals the brain into thinking you are falling, so it forces your muscles to involuntary contract. "That makes it a workout in itself. Plus, it's continually circulating your blood. I'm no doctor, but I would venture to say that most people have some degree of poor circulation and that manifests into all kinds of maladies. We need blood to circulate freely to get needed nutrients and oxygen to our brains, throughout our body, and to our joints." She has seen some pretty remarkable outcomes among her patrons through the years. There is the 40-year old lady who wasn't able to raise her arm above her head since being in an unfortunate car accident as a teenager. Valerie still gets goosebumps when she recalls how overcome with joy the women were when she was able to raise her arm fully into the air after only one session on the vibration plate. Another lady had similar results. She was in excruciating pain following foot reconstruction surgery. She did all she could to remain active, but by the end of the day, her pain was so bad, her husband had to help her from the couch to her bed every evening. "She said she didn't want to quit living her life. She still wanted to garden, she still wanted to bake; she still wanted to go to church. When she was able to get up from her couch and walk herself to her bedroom for the first time in years after trying the vibration plate, she said she just started bawling." Valerie's clients have experienced great results using the Infrared Saunalite bikes too. The recumbent bikes include infrared light around the sides that help burn up to 400% more than cycling alone. The other light therapy available here is the revolutionary infrared technology. It helps relieve arthritic pain, circulates blood, increases energy, tones the body, and promotes overall health. It also boosts metabolism, helps increase muscle mass and calcium retention in the bones,
detoxifies, increases endurance, and reduces muscle and joint pain. "With the red light beds, the rays go just beneath your skin to stimulate collagen and elastin production. These are the two major proteins that repair damaged skin cells. It helps with fine lines, wrinkles, stretch marks, skin, and even hair loss. It does so many different things…it is amazing therapy." To bring clients a calm and composed mind and body, Valerie offers Reiki. Reiki is the universal, loving, healing energy of the universe. She explains that every time your child scrapes their knee and you kiss it; you're doing Reiki "It is an amazing, beautiful thing. I don't transfer my energy to people, and they don't transfer energy to me. I don't heal people. In fact, it's not me doing anything; the energy goes where it's needed. I'm basically just the conduit." As a certified practitioner, she helps clients heal from mental and emotional wounds, strengthen personal relationships, and alleviate mood swings. Val's offers all of these aforementioned great new technologies to help people feel their best. But the main focus of the business continues to be the toning tables and tanning options. Long-time member Jan lost over 50 inches and 60 pounds by consistently working out in the toning/fitness area. Her efforts enabled her to discard all but one medication she was on and to bypass the need for knee replacement surgery. Jan says coming to Val's not only changed her life but likely saved it.
"It's magical!" Sound too good to be true? Here is how it works.
"It's an isometric and isotonic movement – so it is timed, and it is specific movements. There are 7 robotic toning tables, and each one isolates a different muscle group giving you a head to toe work out. "Valerie explained.
"You resist the movements of the machine, so you're contracting and then releasing. It's repetition. It's the time spent. Instead of doing 30 crunches, you're doing 4 minutes of crunches. Now you're not just lying there, you're stretching your stomach and then your crunching. You have to resist the movements, and we show you how to do that. It's basically like having your own personal trainers at no additional charge. It's pretty amazing." Valerie says it doesn't matter if you are doing boot camp, going to the gym, running on the treadmill or doing toning tables, it won't work if you do it only a few times a month. You have to be committed and consistent. "If you come here 3 times a week, you'll probably maintain. If you want to change your life, you'll come four, five or six times a week. You have got to commit and decide if you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, …when the pain of staying the same becomes great enough you'll change. No one can decide that for you." Tanning beds, leg tanners, airbrush tanning and spa weight loss body wraps add to the list of services available at Val's. They offer great specials and many of the services, such as the Saunalite bikes and cardio equipment, are included in the fitness packages. Most gyms charge extra for such services. So, if you are looking to reshape your body and enhance your well-being from the inside out, you are likely to find an option perfect for you at Val's Sun and Shape. One thing is sure, with Valerie, you get your own personal cheerleader guiding you along the way. "I just love being able to help people. I think that's what we are all here on the planet to do… live your life doing the least amount of harm and helping people. I want to help them to feel better in whatever capacity that is." Val's Sun and Shape is located at 101 N Eastern. They are open Monday-Friday from 6:45 am until 9 pm, and Saturdays from 10 am until 6 pm.
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Brand Senior Center Activities July 2019
A Mission to Serve. A Passion for Care.
Exercise: Mon, Wed, & Fri 10:15 Line Dancing Lessons: Wed 12:15 Wood Carving: Thurs 9:00-11:00 Dominos, Card games, Jig-Saw puzzles, Pool, Quilting, & Volunteer work to assist the homebound or work is available at the Brand Center. Moore Council On Aging Bus Service: 799-3130 Seniors may have transportation anywhere in the city of Moore for errands or appointments 8am to 3pm, Monday through Friday. Moore Senior Citizen Nutrition Site Brand Center: 501 E. Main. Reservations for meals: 793-9069 Donation for a meal for seniors 60 & above: $2.25 Required cost for guests under 60: $5.00
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July 2 Country Music House Singers 10:00 a.m. July 4 Closed for Independence Day July 5 MCOA Monthly Meeting & Birthday’s 10:00 a.m. July 9 Library 10:00 a.m. BP & Sugar Checks 10:30 a.m. July 10 Fresh Cobbler provided by Village on the Park 11:45 a.m. July 11 Bryan OK Blind Service 10:30 a.m. July 12 BINGO with Scott 12:15 p.m. July 16 Country Music House Singers 10:00 a.m. July 17 Jessica & Shot Gun 10:15 a.m. July 23 Library 10:00 a.m. July 25 Cheryl Pressley “Scams” 10:30 a.m. July 29 MCOA Monthly Meeting 10:00 a.m. July 30 John Vincent 10:30 a.m. Alpha BP checks 10:30 a.m.
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PARTING SHOTS BY ROB MORRIS Fathers and their daughters had a blast dancing, snacking, and diving at the City of Moore's annual Daddy Daughter Dance & Dive.
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It was a great turnout at Moore's Central Park for a concert by the Navy Southwest 32nd Street Brass Band.
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The City of Moore's annual Memorial Day Ceremony drew a big crowd to Veterans Memorial Park.
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A Moore Family Reunion