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8 Medical Marijuana A wave of change is sweeping the Sooner State as medical marijuana becomes legal. But that change is also creating a lot of confusion about how the state's new medical marijuana law is going to work.



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From the Editor As Bob Dylan so eloquently sang, "Your old road is rapidly agin'. Please get out of the new one If you can't lend your hand For the times they are a-changin'." Medical marijuana is now the law of the land in Oklahoma, but it's going to be a rocky road to implementing the law. We explore the topic in detail in this month's issue. You'll also meet a physically tiny Special Olympian whose herculean feats earned her gold at the National Games this year. Welcome to August!

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Arrival of Medical Marijuana Raises More Questions Than Answers The Oklahoma landscape changed overnight on June 26, 2018. Residents went to bed in a state where marijuana was illegal and woke up to a new reality: Oklahomans will soon be able to grow or purchase marijuana for medical purposes. It’s a change Bud Scott, the Executive Director of promedical marijuana group New Health Solutions Oklahoma, said should not come as a surprise. “We knew from our research and conversations that a majority of Oklahomans were in favor of medical marijuana,” said Scott. “Everyone has a cousin, an aunt, a daughter, or a friend who has dealt with a medical condition that could be helped by medical marijuana.” State Question 788 was approved by a 57%-to-43% margin, a gap that Scott thinks would be much larger if the language in the question had been more precise. “We think it would have passed by more than 70% if the language had been clearer,” said Scott. “But it was something that was drafted by marijuana activists for activists, and we saw from the very beginning that the way it was written was going to create problems with the implementation.”

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PROBLEMS, PROBLEMS, PROBLEMS As it turns out, the word “problems” has been something of an understatement. No one could have predicted the crazy turn of events that followed the passage of SQ 788. And by extension, no one can really predict how and when the tangled and confusing path to implementation of the state’s new medical marijuana law will be resolved. In short, no one knows for sure when Oklahomans will actually be able to purchase medical marijuana. “That’s the million-dollar question,” said Scott, “In all honesty, I think we’ll be lucky to have products in a dispensary by January.” State House representatives Chris Kannady (R-Oklahoma City) and Mark McBride (R-Moore) agree with Scott’s assessment on all counts: it’s a confusing scenario made even more unclear by the actions of state agencies and individuals working for those agencies. Kannady, who is also a lawyer, agreed with Scott on the problematic language in SQ 788. “People need to understand that this was not written by the legislature or vetted by people who were interested in getting the language right,” said Kannady. “But it did pass, and that’s the will of the people, so now it falls on our shoulders to properly implement it. That means regulations and rules that will facilitate the law as it is intended to be.” McBride said, “It passed by the will of the people, and that’s important to understand. But even though it passed, it was, nearly everyone outside of the activists would agree, so poorly written that we’ll have a lot of work to do to implement it.” The Oklahoma State Department of Health’s first attempts at creating rules and regulations resulted in a dumpster-fire of controversy that ignited anger across the state for those who were on either side of the medical marijuana vote. It also ended up costing the State Health Department’s general counsel her job (see the Dazed & Confused Timeline on page 11). Scott believes that people have a right to be angry. “The Department of Health did overstep their authority,” said Scott. “You had the State Dept of Health intentionally and knowingly adopt rules that were impermissible. You had a governor intentionally and knowingly sign off on what were clearly impermissible rules. They knew what they were doing was beyond the scope and they did it anyway.” In fact, it would appear that the only people in the state that didn’t think the State Department of Health and the governor were overstepping their authority were actually the State Department of Health and the governor. “It was a messy as you could have expected it to be,” said Kannady. “The Health Department counsel advised them against taking action, but they went ahead and did it anyway.” McBride agrees that the process has been unnecessarily messy so far, but adds that the language in State Question 788 virtually guarantees a troublesome journey to implementation. “Even if we had done exactly what the initiative petition says, it was still going to take months to implement,” said McBride. “You’re going to legal challenges on both sides because neither side is going to like how it’s handled.” AUGUST 2018 | MOORE MONTHLY | 9

UNTANGLING THE MESS There’s not a clear and easy road to that moment when the first medical marijuana dispensary opens its doors in Oklahoma. As Scott, one of the key pro-medical marijuana figures in the state noted, it would be surprising to see a dispensary open before January of 2019. McBride believes that’s an accurate time frame. “Getting dispensaries open in 2018 will be a stretch,” said McBride. “I think the next 30-to60 days will tell us where we’re going to end up. I think sometime in 2019 would be reasonable to expect.” However, Kannady notes that even after the dispensaries are open, there’s a high chance the state legislature will be dealing with changes and regulations for years to come. He points to the fact that state lawmakers are still wrestling with alcohol regulations 85 years after Prohibition was repealed in 1933. “State Question 792, the alcohol question, was voted in two years ago and look at how that’s been handled,” said Kannady. “We’re still working out the kinks to make sure it’s implemented correctly and as the people want us to do. Now you’ve got SQ 788 and the use of medical marijuana in a state where marijuana has never been legal. So it will take time to iron out the details and make this right.” Scott believes the answer lies in a special session of the legislature, something he and his group have been pushing for even before the June 26 election day. “Everyone who was campaigning for 788, including ourselves, recognized and openly admitted during the campaign that there would be a need for supplemental legislation and regulations,” said Scott. “We proposed pretty comprehensive legislation to address these issues not because we want to over-regulate this but because we want to make it consistent with what we see around the rest of the country.” Scott believes that using the legislation, his group has compiled a brief special legislative session could quickly resolve most of the issues. That proposed legislation is also based on what has worked in other states where medical marijuana has been approved. “The legislation we’ve drafted and submitted to the public for response was based upon lessons learned and policies implemented in Michigan, Arizona, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington,” said Scott. “We proposed pretty comprehensive legislation to address these issues not because we want to over-regulate this but because we want to make it consistent with what we see around the rest of the country.” Fortunately, according to Kannady, State Question 788 does allow for these types of changes to be made. “Because the change in the state question was statutory the legislature has the ability to go in and make interpretations as to what is in the best interest of the state and the people,” said Kannady. “I anticipate just like anything else that there are going to be a lot of nuances and a lot of things that we are going to have to address for several years to come as we deal with this.” McBride agrees that the legislature will likely be dealing with the issue for years to come, but hopes for a quick resolution that will get SQ 788 into motion. “I hope we’re not working on this for years,” said McBride. “I would prefer that it be pretty cut and dried so that we could get it done and implemented.” 10 | MOORE MONTHLY | AUGUST 2018

How Medical Marijuana Will (Probably ) Work Step 1: You visit your doctor who will make the determination that using medical marijuana would be a practical course of treatment for your condition. Step 2:

Your doctor would recommend that you be given a medical marijuana license which would be good for two years. That recommendation would most likely be submitted directly to the State Department of Health by your doctor.

Step 3: You, the patient, submit an application for a medical marijuana license to the State Department of Health. There’s a 14-day turnaround on the SDH reviewing your application and a $100 fee for regular patients and a $20 fee for individuals on Medicaid, Medicare, or SoonerCare. Applicants will need to prove state residency and must be 18 years or older. Step 4: Once approved, the State Department of Health issue a medical marijuana license that will be good for two years. The State Department of Health will keep a digital photograph of the license holder on file along with a unique 24-character identification number. Step 5: Once you have your license you can begin to grow your own

DAZED & CONFUSED: A Timeline of the Wacky Events Related to State Question 788 April 11, 2016 – SQ 799, Initiative Petition 412 is filed with the Oklahoma Secretary of State June 26, 2018 – Oklahoma voters approve SQ 788 with 56.86% (507,582 votes) Yes votes and 43.14% (385,176 votes) No votes. Pro-medical marijuana supporters immediately call for a special legislative session to meet the challenging timelines for implementation of the new law. July 8, 2018 – The Oklahoma State Department of Health releases a draft of proposed rules for SQ 788. July 9, 2018 – The Oklahoma State Medical Association criticizes the State Department of Health Rules and demands three more rules be added: banning all smokable forms of cannabis, require pharmacists to be present at all dispensaries, and limit the number of dispensaries to 50. July 10, 2018 – The Oklahoma Board of Health passed the State Department of Health regulations. It also added regulations banning smokable forms of marijuana and requiring a pharmacist be on-site at dispensaries. The Board passed the regulations against the recommendations of Oklahoma State Department of Health general counsel, Julie Ezell, who warned the Board they were overstepping their authority. July 12, 2018 – Governor Mary Fallin accepted the regulations proposed by the Board of Health.

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July 13, 2018 – Two lawsuits are filed against the State of Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Department of Health challenging the Board of Health’s regulations.

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July 16, 2018 – Oklahoma Department of Health Interim Commissioner Tom Bates asks Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter to review the legal challenges to the agency’s rules on SQ 788.

These steps are based on the wording of State Question 788 and conversations with medical professionals, lawyers, and legislators. These steps can potentially change as rules and regulations surrounding the implementation of SQ 788 change.

July 17, 2018 – Julie Ezell, general counsel for the Oklahoma State Department of Health, abruptly resigns from her post after confessing that she had created a fake email account to send herself threatening emails related to the agency’s work on SQ 788. Ezell faces charges of falsely reporting a crime and creating a fictitious email address.

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July 18, 2018 – Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter advises the State Board of Health that they have overstepped its authority by making policy decisions regarding SQ 788. He further advised them to convene a special meeting and amend those rules. July 19, 2018 – The Oklahoma Legislature announces a bipartisan medical marijuana working group which will help create a permanent regulatory framework for the implementation of SQ 788. The working group consists of five state senators and eight state representatives. July 20, 2018 – Texts revealing a conversation between Julie Ezell and Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy Director Chelsea Church showed that Church offered Ezell a “higherpaying” position in exchange for including the pharmacist requirement in the Board of Health regulations for SQ 788. July 24, 2018 – The Oklahoma State Department of Health sets a special meeting for August 1. Although the agenda isn’t available, the assumption is that the topic of discussion will be the controversial regulations regarding SQ 788. July 25, 2018 – The Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy holds a special meeting to address the Church-Ezell text messages. The decision was made to fire Executive Director Chelsea Church.. July 26,2018 -- Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority makes applications available to use, grow, or sell medical marijuana. Applicants can begin submitting paperwork on August 25, 2018. AUGUST 2018 | MOORE MONTHLY | 11

SO… HOW WILL MEDICAL MARIJUANA LOOK IN MOORE? Renee Harper is a registered nurse and co-owner of Green Hope Wellness in Moore. She and her partner, Amanda Burtone opened the CBD business in March 2018. Harper said that for her the business is more of a mission to help people beat an addiction to opiods. “We were seeing patients in the clinic, and they were so sick and tired of doctors prescribing opiods,” said Harper. “We had tons of people that were coming in here looking for help.” Harper says that CBD products, which have the psychoactive ingredient of cannabis, THC, removed, have been a significant help for many. “We sell 100% THC free CBD which is made by Can Tek Labs right down on I-35,” said Harper. “There are tons of people who don't want to be high from the THC, so we have a huge clientele for the THC-free products.” Now that medical marijuana is legal in Oklahoma she anticipates being able to help even more patients. But she does agree that there will be some bumps along the way as regulations and rules are implemented. “I’m thinking most doctors will be a little tentative about recommendations at first,” said Harper. “I know that doctors have to be certified before they can make recommendations, but I’m not sure where that certification is going to come from.” Harper and her partner plan to open a medical marijuana dispensary in a separate location from the CBD business. They plan for the store to have an upscale, professional look that provides safe and reliable products. “The dispensaries will most likely have ATM’S because banking regulations will require that transactions are conducted with cash,” said Harper. “There will also be security cameras and bullet-proof glass in place along with security guards and vaults to keep the medical marijuana products separate and protected.” In the meantime, Renee hopes that everyone will begin to do their homework so that they can understand what she says are the apparent benefits of plant-based medication. “I think the thing that medical marijuana does for people is that allows them to take control of their health,” said Harper. “There is such a stigmatism with the use of medical marijuana, CBD, and CBG that I think we’re going to overcome over the next few years because unlike pharmaceuticals, you don’t develop a tolerance to it where you need more and more. It actually works backward so that as your body’s own endocannabinoid system starts working properly, you actually need the product less and less.” When it comes to the impact of State Question 788 on students and teachers, Moore Public Schools Superintendent Robert Romines said administrators and school attorneys are paying close attention to what is happening with state agencies and lawmakers. “We are waiting to see what the final rules are from our state lawmakers,” said Romines. “ We will not move forward until they come up with firm guidelines.” Part of the issue for Moore Public Schools is making allowances for staff who legally use marijuana for treatment of various problems. Romines said that, as in all other medical circumstances, MPS plans to follow doctor’s orders with some degree of flexibility. “There is a good chance that modifications will have to be made in the event of prescribed medications,” said Romines. “The District currently has employees that require modifications and restrictions due to many reasons.”


As for students who are legally using marijuana under the recommendation of a prescription, Romines said the MPS attorneys are developing a policy for students on issues like participation in extracurricular activities and or graduation exercises. Overall, Romines believes Moore Public Schools will be able to adapt to this new law as more information becomes available. “I do not anticipate problems but know there will be learning curves as we move through this unknown territory,” said Romines. “We will review other state statutes, policies, and procedures (with help from legal) once we receive more direction from our state government and State Board of Health.” On the law enforcement side of the equation in Moore, Sergeant Jeremy Lewis of the Moore Police Department said he and his fellow officers aren’t really anticipating any significant changes in department policy. “We really don’t look at it as being different than any other type of medication,” said Lewis. “That’s really what it’s supposed to be: a form of medication and that’s how we will treat it.” Lewis said he does want everyone to remember that officers treat intoxication or “being under the influence” the same, regardless of whether the intoxicating substance is alcohol, a legally-prescribed drug, or an illegal substance. “If someone has a prescription or a license that they are supposed to take it then we have no problem with that at all,” said Lewis. “If it impairs their ability to drive a vehicle then that’s different. You can’t do that. Even now you can get a DUI for driving under the influence of marijuana.” As lawmakers work on regulations, rules, and implementation of medical marijuana, Lewis said Moore police officers will be working on becoming more adept at understanding the effects of marijuana and the change in laws. “We are sending some officers to different schools that will help us recognize the effects of medical marijuana that isn’t smoked because there won’t be an odor there to identify it,” said Lewis. “I’m sure there will be other restrictions such as you won’t be able to be in a park smoking or under the influence in public, and that’s something we’ll address as it comes. But I don’t think it will be a whole lot of difference than the way we enforce alcohol laws.”

MOST COMMON TYPES OF CANNABINOIDS FOUND IN CANNABIS Cannabis produces a variety of compounds which are called cannabanoids. There’s not a consensus on exactly how many cannabanoids are produced because some of them are present in such a low level they are difficult to detect. Here is a list of the major cannabanoids with a brief description of their effects.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) The most abundant cannabinoid present in marijuana, THC is responsible for cannabis’ most well-known psychoactive effects. THC acts as a partial agonist at the CB1 and CB2 receptors. The compound is a mild analgesic, or painkiller, and cellular research has shown that it has antioxidant activity.

Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA) CBDA, similar to THCA, is the main constituent in cannabis with elevated CBD levels. CBDA selectively inhibits the COX-2 enzyme, helping cannabis’ anti-inflammatory effects.

Cannabidiol (CBD) CBD has tremendous medical potential. This is particularly true when the correct ratio of CBD to THC is applied to treat a particular condition. CBD acts as an antagonist at both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, yet it has a low binding affinity for both. This suggests that CBD’s mechanism of action is mediated by other receptors in the brain and body.

Cannabinol (CBN) CBN is a mildly psychoactive cannabinoid that is produced from the degradation of THC. There is usually very little to no CBN in a fresh plant. CBN acts as a weak agonist at both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, with greater affinity for CB2 receptors than CB1. The degradation of THC into CBN is often described as creating a sedative effect, known as a “couch lock.”

Cannabigerol (CBG) A non-psychoactive cannabinoid, CBG’s antibacterial effects can alter the overall effects of cannabis. CBG is thought to kill or slow bacterial growth, reduce inflammation, (particularly in its acidic CBGA form,) inhibit cell growth in tumor/cancer cells, and promote bone growth. It acts as a low-affinity antagonist at the CB1 receptor. CBG pharmacological activity at the CB2 receptor is currently unknown.

Cannabichromene (CBC) CBC is most frequently found in tropical cannabis varieties. CBC is known to relieve pain, reduce inflammation, inhibit cell growth in tumor/cancer cells, and promote bone growth. The effects of CBC appear to be mediated through non-cannabinoid receptor interactions.

Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) THCV is a minor cannabinoid found in only some strains of cannabis. The only structural difference between THCV and THC is the presence of a propyl (3 carbon) group, rather than a pentyl (5 carbon) group, on the molecule. Though this variation may seem subtle, it causes THCV to produce very different effects than THC. These effects include a reduction in panic attacks, suppression of appetite, and the promotion of bone growth. THCV acts as an antagonist at the CB1 receptor and a partial agonist at the CB2 receptor.

Cannabidivarin (CBDV) Like THCV, CBDV differs from CBD only by the substitution of a pentyl (5 carbon) for a propyl (3 carbon) sidechain. Although research on CBDV is still in its initial stages, recent studies have shown promise for its use in the management of epilepsy. This is due to its action at TRPV1 receptors and modulation of gene expression.


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Mid-nineteenth Century America beckoned irresistibly to the European and Asian worlds. With open arms, it promised unlimited frontiers, freedom of movement and speech, personal prosperity as a result of hard work and diligence, lush forests and fertile soil, and room—plenty of room. Ewald (Ed) Matthesen was born in Nesse, Germany, in 1864, and spent 10 years in school where a daily hour of Bible study was required. During this time, he developed a great love and familiarity with the scriptures and a life-long habit of study. In 1880, at the age of 16, he immigrated to America from his own country, where there was a mandatory military conscription. His first job in America was with a factory in Illinois, making $4.00 a week and spending $3.75 for room and board. After several jobs in several different locations,

he settled in 1893 southeast of Moore, where he lived and farmed until shortly before his death in 1948. The original home still exists in the center of the house of his grandson, Carroll Matthesen, who lives on the farm. Shortly after the turn of the century, Ed Matthesen felt a call to preach. He helped to establish Church of God congregations in Capitol Hill, Bessie, Shawnee and Oklahoma City. He pastored the congregation in Moore for over 25 years. He was a big man, physically and spiritually, with a big bushy moustache that moved and fluttered expressively as the words of comfort, instruction and warning rolled out beneath it in a rumbling German-laden accent. His knowledge of the Bible was phenomenal, his ability to quote scripture remarkable, and his faith firmly grounded. He was known to be

a man of great faith, great compassion, and great integrity. Once in the middle of the night, a man on horseback pounded on Ed’s door to cry out that his wife needed help. Matthesen hitched his team to the buggy and drove 20 miles out into the darkness to minister to someone in need. This was repeated many times and places. His own congregation depended greatly on his faith and his kind and loving concern and guidance. Ed Matthesen was noted for his enthusiasm, friendly nature and brotherly love. He believed that all men are created equal, and was a friend to all. Men who might not agree with his philosophies still respected and admired him. He firmly believed that studying and adhering to the teachings of the Bible make a better person, a better neighbor and a better citizen.

He was staunch in his appreciation and love for his country, his state and his town. He was proud of the progress Moore made, especially the paved roads, and looked forward to the day when there would be traffic signals in Moore. He was “a man of God,” one among many pioneer ministers who helped shape the character, integrity and destiny of the people of their day, and whose legacies still live on long after them. Note: This edition of Sketches of Moore was first published in a previous issue of Moore Monthly.


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How Do I Get Better at Conflict? Like other challenges, if we have an appropriate mindset, understand the dynamics, know thyself and develop skills – we can get better! 1. The mindset we have when we hear the word “conflict” which was obtained when we were very young may now be a limiting belief and may not serve us well, in our current situation.Please know this about conflict: • Conflict is inevitable. • Conflict is inevitable, but combat is optional. • Conflict is like "fire." Managed well, it is beneficial. • Not all conflict is negative. • "We don't have a conflict here. “Really means, "We avoid dealing with conflict at all costs." 2. Conflict is a process: • Event/hot spots – it begins with an event and often involves hot sport or triggers somewhat unique to each of us. • Conflict response (constructive/destructive) – we have a choice between the event/hotspot and whether we decide to respond in a constructive or destructive manner. • Problem-solving focus/person-focused – we can choose a problem-solving focus in our response to conflict or a person focused where we blame and take the conflict as a personal attack. 3. There are identifiable Conflict Levels: • Level 1: Differences - See a situation differently. Understand other's perception. No real discomfort. • Level 2: Misunderstandings - What is he thinking? • Level 3: Disagreements - See things differently and feel discomfort that the other person disagrees. • Level 4: Discord - Discomfort in interaction, as well as issue • Level 5: Polarization - Begin recruiting others to join their cause. How we choose to address conflict at a level listed above, dramatically affects whether that conflict will escalate or de-escalate. 4. There are Benefits of Conflict: • Stimulates creativity/brainstorming • Improves teamwork • Encourages listening • Promotes reflective thinking • Yields new information • Signals change is coming 5. There can also be a cost of conflict: • Poor quality decisions • Poisons relationships • Disrupts productivity • Inhibits communication 6. Below are conflict triggers that are unique in each of us – often there are one or two which really set us off when we experience these behaviors in others, as they affect us! These triggers are often very much in alignment with our core values and hit us at a deep level, quickly. • Unreliable • Overly analytical • Unappreciative • Aloof • Micro-managing • Self-centered • Abrasive • Untrustworthy • Hostile


Conflict Triggers: • Which of these tend to trigger you? • Which of these throws you off balance? • What makes these triggers for you? • How can you "cool down" when you are getting hot under the collar? 7. Which of these conflict styles do you tend to gravitate toward? • Win at all cost – win/lose • Peace at all cost – refuse to engage • Give in – lose/win, abdicate • Split the difference - compromise • Win/Win – collaborate, come up with a third solution better than the one either of you brought to the encounter 8. Below are some Constructive Responses to Conflict: • Count to ten • Just the Facts - Joe Friday of Dragnet • Perspective taking • Brainstorming • Expressing emotions • Reaching out • Reflective thinking • Delaying responses • Adapting 9. Below are some Destructive Responses to Conflict: • Winning at all costs • Displaying anger • Demeaning others • Retaliating • Avoiding • Yielding • Hiding emotions • Self-criticism Conflict at its root level brings out the flight or fight choices we made in pre-historic times often determined life or death. The awareness of conflict triggers and techniques helpful for us to manage conflict and allow us to de-escalate, remain logical, not take the conflict personally, flood our bodies with cortisol (the bodies stress hormone), re-route blood away from the prefrontal cortex (portion of the brain responsible for high level cognitive behavior, decision making and moderating social behavior) before our amygdala hi-jacks our ability to reason and make emotional choices which escalate conflict. The Amygdala (the ancient portion of our brain responsible for detecting fear and preparing for emergency events) makes a decision fast (you ended up eaten in pre-historic days if you paused to consider whether that saber tooth tiger might mean you harm) but not always ones which serve us well in today’s world. Conflict can be a good thing, conflict will happen, and the skills which allow us to make good decisions when conflict occurs can be learned! You have arrived at your new normal when it becomes who you are without thinking. Then it is simply, normal. Any change – large, small, chosen or happened upon us – will have points of tension. Leaving the past in search of the future is never easy, even when the past is a choice. Our job is to reach out and gain the support we need as we move from change to transition to our new normal. The key is to effectively assess where we are in the process and then move forward with the right support, at the right time, in the right manner.

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CLASSES ADULT MORNING PAINTING & DRAWING DESCRIPTION: Use several drawing media and various techniques in this class. All supplies included. Class taught by a certified art instructor. WHEN: April 23rd - May 28th Monday Mornings (6 Classes) August 13th - September 24th Monday Mornings (6 Classes) No Class on September 4th-Labor Day TIME: 10:00 A.M - 12:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: January 15th-April 8th For April Classes, May 1st-August 12th For August Classes FEE: $65 per session INSTRUCTOR: Donna Barnard

ADULT DRAWING DESCRIPTION: Use several drawing media and various techniques in this class. All supplies included. Class taught by a certified art instructor. WHEN: April 9th-April 30th Monday Nights (4 Classes), July 9th-July 30th Monday Nights (4 Classes) TIME: 6:45 P.M - 8:15 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: January 1st-April 8th for April Classes April 1st - July 8th for July Classes FEE: $55 per session INSTRUCTOR: Debra Detamore

ADULT JEWELRY DESCRIPTION: Learn how to make all types of jewelry such as Necklaces, Earrings and Bracelets. WHEN: May 7th - May 28th Monday Nights (4 Classes) TIME: 7:30 P.M. - 8:45 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: March 1st - May 6th FEE: $45 per session INSTRUCTOR: Tara Thompson

ADULT PAINTING DESCRIPTION: Use several different media types and watercolors. All supplies included. Class taught by a certified Art Instructor. WHEN: September 10th - 24th Monday Nights (3 Classes) TIME: 6:45 P.M. - 8:15 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: June 1st - September 9th FEE: $35 per session INSTRUCTOR: Will Wilson

CARTOON ART 4 ADULTS DESCRIPTION: Ever thought it would be fun to draw your favorite cartoon characters? Now you have the chance to make the coolest batman or your favorite comic book character. Learn new and exciting techniques in this fun filled class. WHEN: August 6th - August 27th Monday Nights (4 Classes) TIME: 6:45 P.M. - 8:15 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: May 1st August 5th FEE: $45 per session INSTRUCTOR: Tara Thompson

BEGINNING CERAMICS 4 ADULTS DESCRIPTION: Students will learn hands on techniques such as Pinch potting, Qoil potting, Slab construction, Cross Hatch and Slipping. Students will build 3 usable projects using the above techniques. We will discuss size vs usage and proper balance and construction for future projects. This is a basic class that will make projects such as planters, jewelry boxes, cups, vases, etc. WHEN: March 7th - April 25th Wednesday Nights (8 Classes) TIME: 6:30 P.M. - 7:45 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: January 1st - March 6th FEE: $65 per session INSTRUCTOR: Will Wilson

TO REGISTER: For more information call Moore Parks & Recreation at (405) 793-5090


ADULT 3D ART DESCRIPTION: Use several drawing media and watercolor. All supplies included. Class taught by a certified art instructor WHEN: March 5th - March 26th Monday Nights (4 Classes) June 4th - June 25th Monday Nights (4 Classes) TIME: 6:45 P.M -8:15 P.M for March Classes. 7:30P.M.-8:45 P.M. for June Classes WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: January 15th - March 4th for March Classes March 1st - June 3rd for June Classes FEE: $45 per session INSTRUCTOR: Will Wilson

BEGINNING DRAWING 4 ADULTS DESCRIPTION: A Class for Adults who have always been interested in drawing but have never felt like they could do it. This class will give you the skills and confidence in your ability to draw. This class is for beginners and it is a “Draw what you see class” in which the artist is the one creates the images in which they draw.

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. WHEN: May 12th - June 16th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) July 14th - August 18th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) September 8th - October 13th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) TIME: 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. WHERE: Buck Thomas Dog Park AGES: Dogs up to 4 months old. Puppies must have had 2nd round of puppy vaccination shots (Distemper/Parvo, DHLPP). Copy of shot records must be brought to the Station and turned into the Front Desk before 1st class. REGISTRATION PERIOD:

February 1st - May 11th for May & June Classes March 1st - July 14th for July & August Classes April 1st - September 7th for September & October Classes FEE: $95 per session

TO REGISTER: For more information call Moore Parks & Recreation at (405) 793-5090



DESCRIPTION: Learn how to do a variation of multiple line

DESCRIPTION: Learn how to Swing Dance and the many

dances. Fun class. Class varies each time.

WHEN: July 11th - August 29th TIME: 7:30 P.M. - 8:45 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: Adults 18+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: April 1st - July 10th FEE: $55 per session or $8 per class INSTRUCTOR: Claudia Clark

variations of Swing Dancing and before you know it you will be able to scoot across the dance floor like a pro.

WHEN: March 7th - April 25th Wednesday Nights (8 Classes) May 2nd - June 20th Wednesday Nights ( 8 Classes) September 5th - October 24th 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:

January 1st - February 27th for March & April Classes March 1st - May 1st for May & June Classes July 1st - September 4th for September & October Classes FEE: $55 per session or $8 per class INSTRUCTOR: Bob Gates

WHEN: March 6th - 27th Tuesday Nights (4 Classes), May 1st - May 22nd Tuesday Nights (4 Classes) TIME: 7:00 P.M - 8:00 P.M. for March Classes, 7:45 P.M. - 8:45 P.M. for May Classes WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: January 1stMarch 5th for March Classes, March 1st-April 30th for May Classes FEE: $45 per session INSTRUCTOR: Tara Thompson

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BASIC MANNERS CLASS DESCRIPTION: The focus of this class is to begin to build understanding and communication between dog and owner (guardian) by introducing the concept of positive reinforcement training while learning foundation obedience behaviors including watch me, crate games, sit, down, coming when called, loose leash walking, sit for greeting, wait, leave it and drop it, manner skills, and problem solving. Depending on the progression of the class will depend on what may be taught during the class. The first class there will be a discussion about different training tools such as harnesses and martingale collars. Please bring something that you know your dog already likes as this will help in the class. There should be one dog per handler, but the whole family can come train. Every dog in the same family paying for class needs to have their own handler.


TO REGISTER: For more information call Moore Parks & Recreation at (405) 793-5090

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DESCRIPTION: Learn Spanish for beginners. Adult classes will

DESCRIPTION: Spanish for beginners. Children will learn basic

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

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

Spanish speaking skills.

WHEN: April 30th - June 26th Every Monday & Tuesday (16 Classes) No Classes May 28th & 29th (Memorial Day) September 5th - October 25th Every Wednesday & Thursday (16 Classes) TIME: 5:15 P.M. - 6:15 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 6-13 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: March 1st - April 29th, July 1st - September 4th COST: $85 per session INSTRUCTOR: Rocie Petchprom

WHEN: May 12th - June 16th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes)

July 14th - August 18th Saturday Mornings (6 Classes) September 8th - October 13th 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.


February 1st-May 11th for May & June Classes March 1st-July 13th for July & August Classes April 1st-September 7th for September & October Classes FEE: $95 per session

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

TO REGISTER: For more information call Moore Parks & Recreation at (405) 793-5090

SIGN LANGUAGE DESCRIPTION: Sign Language is a system of communication

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

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

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When it comes to those 60 and over, a whopping 80 percent say the fashion industry serves younger consumers better. They pass similarly harsh judgment on the technology industry (70 percent), the sports industry (72 percent) and the entertainment industry (60 percent). Despite the massive and growing size of the 60-plus population, which already accounts for more than $7.1 trillion of annual spending in the U.S., we don’t see a lot of products and services being developed specifically with the interests and needs of older people in mind. So all you grandparents and older mentors out there let the younger generation know there is plenty of entrepreneurship and inventing to be had to make us who are already 60 or older even more satisfied with our lives!

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People 60 and older report higher life satisfaction than those who are younger. Younger people have far more to look forward to than they expect when it comes to growing older. According to a new AARP survey that compares beliefs about aging among different groups, the youngest adults are the most pessimistic about advancing years, while the oldest pain the rosiest picture. Nearly half (47 percent) of those ages 18 to 39 believe it’s “normal to be depressed when you are old.” Not so, according to those 60 and up. Only 28 percent agree that being depressed is normal, and a mere 10 percent say old age is a “depressing stage of life.” And who is the least satisfied with their lives? The youngest group: 40 percent say they are “not too/Not at all satisfied” with their lives, compared to 33 percent of those 60 and over and 28 percent of those ages 40 to 59. The findings of this new survey are further confirmation of something a lot of people, especially older people, know instinctively, and that is that our upper ages can be a great time. While older adults have an upbeat estimation of their own lives, they take a dimmer view of how consumer-facing industries treat them.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT FRED JONES JR. MUSEUM OF ART THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art June 8-Sept. 9, 2018 - Nancy Johnston Records Gallery Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art offers celebratory and mysterious, thought-provoking, and critical two-dimensional and three-dimensional works, including abstract and experimental contemporary Chickasaw art. This traveling exhibition offers an opportunity to view recent works by leading and emerging artists of the Chickasaw Nation. The artworks analyze the complex relationship between contemporary Chickasaw life and rich tribal history and culture. Each artist demonstrates a personal approach. Many of the artists are inspired by traditional Chickasaw elements of design and render them using contemporary materials and aesthetics to create an innovative visual language. Others investigate tribal stories, belief systems, or family histories and traditions, and how these relate to present-day Chickasaw life. With more than 65 artworks reflecting a wide variety of themes, techniques and methods, the exhibition finds balance in the artists’ strong connection to tribal identity as well as his or her distinctly individual and cultural roots. The exhibit is organized by concepts and subjects important to the artists, including personal and collective identities; seasonal and nature-related themes (including social and environmental dimensions of human relationships with the earth); place and belonging (including artists’ relationship to their current and historic homelands); as well as cross-cultural relationships and influences characteristic of the Chickasaw artists’ experience today. Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art is made possible by grants provided by the Chickasaw Nation and the National Endowment for the Arts, and by assistance from The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum. Seeds of Being: A Project of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Native American Art & Museum Histories Seminar Mary LeFlore and Richard H. Clements Family Gallery Molly and Jim Crawley Gallery James T. Bialac Gallery of Native American Art June 12–Dec. 30, 2018 As carriers of life from one generation to the next, seeds provide the possibility of growth and endurance, but they do not achieve this on their own. Just as seeds require nourishment to flourish, art needs to be engaged by the viewer in order to thrive. While seeds themselves originate from a specific point in time—the moment they were harvested—they also signify the past, present, and future folded together, as the seeds from a past crop are stored in the present to be used for the future. Seeds of Being examines various ways these artistic seeds benefit Indigenous groups in North America through the artists’ abilities to nurture, adapt, and envision their communities’ ongoing well-being. Curated by students enrolled in the Native American Art & Museum Studies Seminar, made possible by a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the OU School of Visual Arts present a public lecture by Kathleen Ash-Milby, Associate Curator at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Ash-Milby’s keynote talk, Native Art in the 21st Century: The Future is Now, will acknowledge both historic shifts and progress in the field, as well as challenges for the future. The lecture is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Native American Art Studies Symposium 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15 Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium The Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art and the OU School of Visual Arts present new scholarship on Indigenous museology, curatorial practice, and art history. Join us for a series of paper

presentations from nationally-selected undergraduate and graduate students. Schedule and speakers TBA. The symposium is supported by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Space Burial, January 26 – Sept 2. Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Gallery. “Ancient Egyptians occasionally buried their dead in boats. These were not caskets or sarcophagi in the form of boats, but real, functional wooden boats. Though buried deep underground, the understanding was that these boats would carry the departed on an afterlife journey. This use of a functional form exclusively for storytelling has inspired my own quest to imagine a modern-day burial ceremony. For this installation, slivers modeled from 86-foot diameter satellite dishes of the Very Large Array in New Mexico intersect the gallery space, forming pattern-infused canopies. Derived from the famous cosmic microwave background image, shadows of the pattern broadcast throughout the space, alluding to the dish as an agent of travel through time and space. This installation evokes the use of satellite dishes as a burial object for a space-faring culture. Placed within a satellite dish and buried, the dead's afterlife journey to the stars is facilitated. Furthermore, this ceremony can be utilized on distant planets in order to facilitate the dead's afterlife journey back home, to Earth. Further thoughts about how ancient ceremonies inform our modern life are encouraged by the experience.” --Jesse Small

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE The Capitol Steps - Make America Grin Again Thu Aug 23, 2018 | 7:30PM The Capitol Steps returns to OCCC with their unique blend of musical and political comedy and satire, guaranteed to leave both sides of the political spectrum laughing. There is never a shortage of good material in politics!

CHURCH & SPIRITUAL CONNECTION Fresh Start Community Church Food Pantry, open the third Thursday of each month, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., 309 N Eastern Avenue, West Campus-Family Life Center. Canned and dry goods available. Must be a resident of Moore (please bring an ID). Soul Food Community Dinner, Wednesdays, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. Food, fun, fellowship and friends. See menu at Join the Singles of First Moore for "Friday Night Live for HIM" There's a dinner for a small charge at 6:30 p.m. in Leadership Center, followed by a wonderful time of praise & worship and a message from David Edwards. Fellowship and table games to follow until 10:00 p.m. Please call 793-2624 for more information or e-mail at marji.robison@firstmoore. com. First Moore Baptist is located at 301 NE 27th Street, just off I-35 South in Moore.

CITY MEETINGS AND EVENTS The Farmers Market at Central Park Thursday, August 2, 2018 - 3:30pm to 7:00pm Promoting the sale of garden related products. Where: The Station Recreation Center at Moore Central Park, Multi-Purpose Pavilion, 700 S. Broadway Ave. Vendor Information: (405) 793-5090 Food Truck Fridays Friday, August 3, 2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm Where: Multi-Purpose Pavilion at Central Park Take an hour away from work and join us at Central Park for Food Truck Fridays.


City Council Meeting Monday, August 6, 2018 - 6:30pm National Night Out 2018 Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm City of Moore National Night Out Event Then: Tuesday, August 7th Where: Target Parking Lot, 720 SW 19th St. Time: 7:00pm 9:00pm. To learn more please contact the Moore Police Department Community Services Unit (405) 793-4662. Parks Board Meeting Tuesday, August 7, 2018 - 7:00pm Movie In the Park Friday, August 10, 2018 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm Popcorn, Music, Candy and Drinks for Sale Movie: Star Wars: The Last Jedi will start at approx 8:30pm Rating: PG 13 Running Time: 152 minutes Where: Central Park Multi-purpose Pavilion and Amphitheater Bring the whole family for a night under the stars. For more information please go to Board of Adjustment Meeting Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 5:30pm Planning Commission Meeting Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 7:00pm Moore Economic Development Authority Meeting Monday, August 20, 2018 - 6:30pm City Council Meeting Monday, August 20, 2018 - 6:30pm Food Truck Fridays Friday, August 24, 2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm Where: Multi-Purpose Pavilion at Central Park Come join us on Fridays for Lunch at Central Park. We will have Food Trucks in the park from Mexican; BBQ; Hot Dogs and Hamburgers and Music. Take an hour away from work and join us at Central Park for Food Truck Fridays. The Farmers Market at Central Park Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 3:30pm to 7:00pm Promoting the sale of garden related products. Where: The Station Recreation Center at Moore Central Park, Multi-Purpose Pavilion, 700 S. Broadway Ave. Vendor Information: (405) 793-5090

COMMUNITY CONNECTION Moore High School, 40th Reunion, Class of 1978. August 10th & 11th. Looking for classmates! Please email for info: Moore War Run 2018 Join us August 25, 2018 for Moore War Run X Presented by the City of Moore, Horn Equipment, and Brown-O’Haver! 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. Neighborhood Watch Program, If you’re interested in helping your neighborhood reduce crime, contact Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, with the Moore Police Department: (405) 793-4448.

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FITNESS AND DANCE CLASSES Bootcamps: • Morning Bootcamp is available at First Moore Baptist Church every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. Ages 13 and up. The class is $2. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. • Evening Bootcamp is available at First Moore Baptist Church every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Ages 13 and up. The class is $2. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Judo, classes held Monday – Sunday at 117 Skylane Drive in Norman for ages 7 and up. A non-profit organization, all classes are offered in a family friendly environment. Fees are $20 per month for an individual or $40 per month for a family. Discount uniforms are available. Info: (405) 465-1925 or email 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. Christian Life Center Zumba, Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at the Christian Life Center located at 201 W. Main St. $3 fee per class.

KIDS’ CORNER Agape: First United Methodist Church Moore, Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m., 201 W. Main. Homework and Hangout for Youth (7th– 12th grade). Community Dinner at 5:30 p.m. (cost is $1 for dinner), Family Activities & Church School at 6:00 p.m. Menu can be found at Boy Scouts Meetings, Mondays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. Children’s Chimes, Moore First United Methodist Church, Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., 201 W. Main St., children 4th – 6th grade will learn to read music. Cub Scouts Meetings, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. Girl Scouts Meetings, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. LEAP (Learning Enrichment Arts Program), Moore First United Methodist Church, Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., 201 W. Main St. Open to kindergarten – 6th grade. Choir, life skills games, snacks and help with homework.

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MUSIC/ARTS Adult Art Classes at The Station TO REGISTER: For more information call Moore Parks & Recreation at (405) 793-5090 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.

Transportation: • Metro Transit will provide van service for age 60 and older on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the Moore area to Oklahoma City for medical appointments. Call Jackie at (405) 297-2583. • Moore Council on Aging. Seniors may have transportation anywhere in the city of Moore for errands or appointments. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Call (405) 799-3130 at least one day in advance. • “Share-A-Fare” for age 60+ or disabled. Taxi fare at 40% off.

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 793-2600 for more info. 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 to register or participate. HOPE Addictions Recovery, every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Beth Haven Baptist Church, 12400 S. Call Pastor Rick Carter at (405) 691-6990 for information.

SENIOR CONNECTION AARP, the fourth Tuesday of every month, 6:00 p.m., Brand Senior Center, 501 East Main Street, Moore. Programs are on subjects of interest to persons 50 years and over. Potluck dinner follows the program each month. Contact Mary: 826-2315.

SERVICE, COMMUNITY CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS American Legion Meetings, every Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 207 SW 1st St., Moore. Open for all veterans. Call (405) 794-5446 for more information. Malcolm Hunter Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, the second Wednesday of each month, Hillcrest Presbyterian Church, 6600 S. Penn, at 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact Pat Towns at (405) 376-5653. Moore Horseshoe Pitching Club, every Thursday, 6:00 p.m., Fairmoore Park. For more information, contact (405) 237-1171. Moore Old Town Association, the fourth Tuesday of every month, First United Methodist Church. For more information, contact Janie Milum at 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 for more information.


Moore Senior Citizen Nutrition Site, Monday – Fri., 11:30 a.m., Brand Senior Center, 501 E. Main, 793-9069. Call by 1:00pm the day before to request a meal. Donation for a meal for seniors 60+ is $2.25. Required cos/meal for guests under 60 is $5.00.

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 or contact Mel Rogers at (405) 841-5817 or

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.

Blue Star Mothers of America. Moore City Hall is a donation drop-off for items for our service members overseas. For needs, see or go to City Hall.

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.

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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 Frontier Hospice is seeking volunteers to visit patients, to help honor veterans on hospice service, administrative volunteers, and crafty volunteers. Volunteers are required to submit an application, background check, finger printing, drug test. We pay for all of this. They are a Medicare requirement For anyone volunteering for hospice. This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to your community. Age 16 and up. Office Hours are 8:00-5:00. Patients can be visited anytime. Contact Charlene Killgore: Office: 405-789-2913 Email: ckillgore@ Location: 221 N I 35 Service Rd Suite D in Moore. 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 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) 3150093 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 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 or call (405) 735-3060. On October 16, Moore Faith Medical Clinic is hosting their inaugural Harvest for Health banquet and silent auction, featuring dueling pianists from Michael Murphy's Dueling Pianos. The event will be held at Emmaus Baptist Church. All proceeds will benefit Moore Faith Medical Clinic, a faith-based, nonprofit medical clinic and pharmacy providing services and medication to those without adequate resources. The clinic is operated entirely by volunteers and all purchases and donations are taxdeductible. Learn more at  Sponsorship information can be found at  (case-sensitive). Single ticket sales are also available at

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Mission: Impossible Sequel Thrills with Impossible Action

© Paramount Pictures

Directed by: Christopher McQuarrie

with Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), a British

team was made up of leader Jim Phelps (Peter

of the action. That creates a sense of the real-

Written by: Christopher McQuarrie,

MI6 agent we met in Mission: Impossible –

Graves), model and actress Cinnamon Carter

world impact that ups the stakes dramatically.

Bruce Geller (TV Series)

Rogue Nation. Faust is trying to convince her

(Barbara Bain), mechanical and electronics

Part of the fun of watching Fallout is trying

Starring: Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill,

superiors she didn’t betray them after spending



to figure out which of the stunts is really Tom

Ving Rhames, Rebecca Ferguson,

two years undercover with the Lane (Sean

strongman Willy Armitage (Peter Lupus),

Cruise and which is a stuntman. Cruise,

Simon Pegg, Angela Bassett,

Harris), the rogue MI6 agent who was the big

and master of disguise Rollin Hand (Martin

McQuarrie, and other cast members have

Vanessa Kirby, Alec Baldwin

bad guy in Rogue Nation. Also in the mix this

Landau). Operating in the context of the Cold

acknowledged that a HALO (high altitude, low

time around is The White Widow (Vanessa

War, each episode featured one “impossible”

open) parachute jump was performed by the




Ladies and gentlemen, Tom Cruise, is

Kirby), a beautiful black market arms dealer

mission which the IMF team would overcome

star as was a thrilling Paris chase scene. In fact,

56-years old. You’ll want to keep that age

with a surprising connection to Hunt (think

with a combination of ingenuity, masquerade

Cruise broke his ankle during that chase scene

in mind as you watch Mission: Impossible –

“Max” from the very first Mission: Impossible

and sheer courage that often left the audience

and had said that the moments you see him

Fallout because so much has been made of the

movie) and August Walker (Henry Cavill), a


hobbling along after the accident is really him

fact that Cruise does so many of his own stunts.

merciless CIA agent with orders to kill anyone

The M:I movies have layered on the missions,

And this movie is absolutely stuffed with stunts,

who gets in the way of the plutonium recovery…

having the team work their way through multiple

You can criticize Cruise all you like for his

car chases, fights, and feats of derring-do that

including Hunt, if necessary.

will keep you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.



trying to run on the broken bones.

impossible scenarios in each film. While the

couch-jumping antics and participation in the


previous films have allowed the team enough

weirdness that is Scientology, but you cannot

keeps the action moving along at a near-

time to plan their missions carefully, Fallout

question his commitment to making the action

Perhaps the best thing you can say about the

nonstop pace with just enough breathing time

breaks rank with that rhythm and forces Hunt

real for Mission: Impossible – Fallout…and

sixth Mission: Impossible movie is that it is a

to throw an improbable number of plot twists at

and their team to ad lib for nearly the entire

that is part of what makes this the summer’s best

thrill-ride from the opening sequence until the

the audience. Although some of the plot reveals

storyline. The effect is to leave the viewer even

action film and ranks it as one of the top two

end. The plot is a familiar one: a mission has

are telegraphed from early in the game, it’s still

more on edge than usual. McQuarrie also does

M:I movies.

gone wrong and now The Apostles, a shadowy

great fun to see Hunt and his team deal move

a great job of visually faking out the audience so

terrorist organization, is planning to use stolen

from carefully scripted missions to a more

well that by the time the final impossible mission

plutonium to detonate three nuclear bombs

instinctive “make it up as you go” strategy.

rolls around, there’s almost an expectation of

in Rome, Jerusalem, and Mecca. Ethan Hunt

“I’m working on it!” becomes a standard Hunt

failure because…let’s be honest, sooner or later

(Cruise) and his Impossible Missions Force

response to repeated questions of, “What are

the IMF team’s luck is going to run out.

(IMF) are tasked with recovering the plutonium

we going to do now?” from his colleagues. That

and capturing the mystery man behind The

happens. A lot.

And then there’s the real world truth that the 56-year-old star of the movie is performing a

Apostles. Luther Stickell (Ving Rhames) and

Most newcomers to the Mission: Impossible

vast majority of the stunts. McQuarrie and his

Benji Dunn (Simon Pegg) are back in the saddle

movies aren’t aware that it’s based on a television

stunt team are more about practical stunts,

with Hunt for the mission. They cross paths

series that ran from 1966-to-1973. The IMF

eschewing green screen and CGI for a majority


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Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler An old-time Oklahoma favorite has expanded to Moore, and we’re pretty excited about it. Johnnie’s Charcoal Broilers just added Moore to its locations, opening July 14 at 2305 S Telephone Rd. This is the latest in a long history of expansion for Johnnie’s, starting in September of 1971 at 1200 West Britton Rd. Many still remember the original Johnnie's location on Britton Road. It later moved to 2652 W Britton Rd., expanding to Edmond, South OKC, NW Expressway, and then adding Johnnie’s Expresses in Edmond, Norman, and OKC. A new location in Midwest City is set to open in October, and the NW Expressway location will have a new store opening in either March or April. Moore’s high school trifecta that boasts 25,000 kids was a huge draw for Johnnie’s which offers a real family environment said owner Rick Haynes. “We’re very community oriented, we do a Senior Special in the afternoons we do halfprice burgers for high school kids, we want to be community-minded, so we don’t serve alcohol,” Haynes said. The family focus isn’t surprising considering Johnnie is Rick’s dad. Johnnie Haynes' experience in the restaurant world began in California, after leaving home. After

returning to Oklahoma City and working at the Split-T—in its full boom during the fifties and sixties—Johnnie decided to try his own hand in the restaurant biz and opened the first location in 1971. And for Rick Haynes, the rest was history. “I’ve never had another job. I started in the seventh-grade bussing tables and been here ever since,” he said. The family touch is also evident in the food, which Rick refers to as quick serve instead of fast food. “There’s a lot of good competition out there, but we make everything in-house. We still use fresh burgers, we still cook over charcoal, we still make our own onion rings, cut French fries, we make our own soup, and make our own salad dressings. So everything we do is the old fashioned way, and we give a good product for a good price,” said Haynes. Johnnie’s also offers homemade pies and the world famous family recipe Johnnie’s sauce available for purchase in-store or online, coined by Johnnie himself. “We do a Johnnie’s sauce. It’s a real cooked sauce, not out of a jar that we just call Johnnie’s sauce. It’s a family recipe, and we cook it for about 4-6 hours a day. We call it hickory sauce, it’s not a barbecue sauce because it’s not sweet like barbecue it’s a little more of a smoky flavor.”


Crowd favorites are the Caesar burger with (duh) Caesar dressing and the Theta burger WITH cheese. Not only are these Oklahoma staples, but Rick’s personal favorites of which he never tires. “Still to this day, I’m sixty years old, and I don’t work behind the counter per se very much anymore, we have nine restaurants and another one opening but if I go out of town when I get back I want to have a Theta with cheese and onion rings,” Haynes said. It seems that Haynes isn’t the only one that never tires of the atmosphere at Johnnie's. Many customers are known to eat at the restaurant multiple times a week and return for years. “I like the interaction with people, I like the fact that people love what you’re giving them. When people tell you they’ve been eating a Theta with cheese since they were in high school, or they grew up going here, and they bring their kids in, it just means a lot. It’s a family business that’s still owned by my family, so you know that’s really important. We employ 350 employees, some who’ve been with my family forty and 45 years, we have a cook that my dad hired when I was a senior in high school still with us,” Haynes said. “People come to work for us in high school and work for us through college, and then they leave and come back and bring their families to eat, so it means a lot to us. It means a lot to us to be in Oklahoma.”

Treating their customers as family is the ultimate goal according to Haynes who says good service is just as important as good food. “The most important thing in any restaurant is service, I mean you’ve got to have good food, but you’ve got to have good service. They’re going to remember the service. You’ve got to make people feel welcome and make them feel like they’re still taken care of, that’s why we still use the name system. You walk up and give your name instead of being assigned number 52.” Johnnie’s has in-house dining as well as a drive-through and private dining room for parties. Online ordering to forego waiting in line will be available this fall, and you can order Johnnies from both Postmates and Uber Eats, “so I can getcha anyway you want me to getcha,” Haynes says laughing. It’s never been easier to get your Oklahoma favorite: Theta burger with cheese, some fresh onion rings, and a chocolate shake. We’re Oklahomans that believe in Oklahoma and support the community, support our churches, support our schools, do a lot of charity events, so we’re just glad to be here because we’re part of the community.”



Ant-Man and the Wasp Review: Let’s Get Small

© Marvel Studios

Director: Peyton Reed

the FBI popping in to check up on him at the

than is Scott/Ant-Man. If you remember from

Peyton Reed is back in the director’s chair

Writers: Chris McKenna,

most inopportune moments, Lang is officially

the first Ant-Man movie, Hope was chafing

after taking over for Edgar Wright on the first

Erik Sommers, Paul Rudd,

off the Avengers roster until he finishes out

under Hank’s refusal to let her take on the

Ant-Man movie. Consider this: Reed got his

Andrew Barrer, Gabriel Ferrer

his sentence. To make matters worse, it turns

superhero mantle. Hard to blame Hank,

start in television with The Weird Al Show and

Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily,

out that when Lang chose to up with Cap for

though. He lost his wife when her super-heroics

Mr. Show with Bob and David AND that his

Michael Douglas, Michelle Pfeiffer

the Sokovia Accords Showdown in Germany,

stranded her in the Quantum Realm forever.

first directing gig was the cheerleading battle,

Michael Peña, Jannah John-Kamen,

he didn’t actually ask permission to borrow

So, it makes sense that he would be hesitant to

Bring It On. More than a fair share of fans

Laurence Fishburne, Walton Goggins,

the Ant-Man suit from its creator, Hank Pym

let his daughter tempt fate as well.

were upset that Marvel and Wright broke up

Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale

(Michael Douglas). That decision has earned

After watching Scott bravely, but comically,

over “creative differences,” but Reed proved

him a hard closed-door policy from both

bumble his way to a victory over The

he could handle the pressure with a smart first

Pym and his daughter, Hope Van Dyne

Yellowjacket in the first Ant-Man movie, Hope

installment. This time around the confidence

(Evangeline Lilly).

shows her mettle as a fully-capable superhero.

Reed has in the cast, the script, and himself is







complained that superhero movie fatigue is setting in. Ant-man and the Wasp would beg

Hank and Hope have come to believe that

She’s powerful, decisive, intelligent, and

there in every frame. Ant-Man and the Wasp

to differ, delivering a second chapter that is

his wife/her mother, Janet Van Dyne (Michelle

fearless with a dash of self-aware humor

is a definite step up and should wipe away any

both fun to watch and a welcome relief after

Pfeiffer, is alive in the Quantum Realm and are

thrown in for good measure. Scott/Ant-Man

thoughts of superhero movie fatigue.

the high-stakes, universe-in-danger drama of

hard at work searching for a way to rescue her.

is playing second fiddle here, and to his credit,

There’s also this from Kevin Feige, the man

Avengers: Infinity War.

Standing in their way is a quantum-shifting

he’s ok with that. Lilly, Rudd, and Douglas are

charged with charting the overall course of

The “How I Rescued Your Mother!” storyline

antagonist known as The Ghost (Hannah

apparently having a ball with their roles this

the Marvel Cinematic Universe: the events in

of Ant-Man and the Wasp is a welcome change

John-Kamen), a rival scientist (Laurence

time around, but it’s Luis (Michael Peña),

Ant-Man have a direct connection with 2019’s

of pace in the receding shadow of Thanos’

Fishburne), and an oily arms dealer (Walton

Lang’s old prison buddy, who once again steals

Avengers 4: What Happened After Thanos

finger-snappin’ moment that snuffed out half

Goggins) who wants the Ant-Man technology

the show. Luis and Lang have teamed up with

Snapped His Fingers. Theories abound as to

of the beings in the universe. With a couple

so he can sell it to the highest bidder. Naturally,

their other Episode One buddies, Kurt (David

what that connection is, but most agree that it

of discreet references, this second chapter of

with just three days left on his sentence, Lang

Dastlachian) and Dave (T.I.) to open a security

has something to do with the Quantum Realm,

Earth’s tiniest hero answers the question of

is uncomfortably thrown back into partnership

firm called, “Ex-Cons.” Every Luis-onscreen-

a theory that the mid-credits stinger would

“Where exactly was Ant-Man during the battle

with Hank and Hope as they seek to construct a

moment is a treasure of perfectly scripted and

seem to confirm.

with Thanos.”

Quantum Tunnel and rescue Janet.

delivered humor. There’s no chance in Hades

It turns out that Scott Lang/Ant-Man (Paul

Much has been made of the shared top billing

that it will happen, but I’m not joking when I

Rudd) has been under house arrest since the

of The Wasp for this movie. The truth is, Hope/

say Peña deserves a Best Supporting Actor nom

events of Captain America: Civil War. With

The Wasp is much more the lead for this film

for this role.


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byte-sized tech by rob morris

Byte Size Tech: OEC Racing to Bring Fiber Internet to Area Way back in the 1930’s, the delivery of electricity to Americans was still a relatively newfangled thing. There were a handful of forprofit companies which were stringing wire to homes in Oklahoma. Unfortunately, there was little-to-no-profit to be found in bringing electricity to rural areas, so residents out “in the sticks” were left to fend for themselves. David Goodspeed, president of Oklahoma Electric Cooperative Fiber, says OEC was one of the member-owned “co-ops” that stepped in to bring electricity to those rural residents and is now following the same course in delivering not just high-speed internet to underserved areas, they’re bringing some of the fastest speeds on the planet to folks in the OEC area. “OEC is member-owned and memberbased,” said Goodspeed. “It’s unlike for-profits in that members have a vote and input on how things are done. The members elect board members, and then those board members elect the CEO. It’s just a normal business practice after that.” Goodspeed said OEC Fiber was founded under those same principles and an understanding that poor quality internet isn’t just a problem for rural residents, it’s also an issue for folks who live on the fringe of current coverage. “If you go just two miles east of OU you’ll find people who are either underserved by the current internet coverage or they have no internet at all,” said Goodspeed. OEC Social Marketing Manager, Kayla Brandt, said that just as the co-op did in the early days of electricity, OEC is stepping into the gap in a big way. “Our tagline is ‘Taking high-speed internet where no one else will,’” said Brandt. “We believe that everyone deserves quality internet and since a lot of the for-profit internet service providers are saying they’re not interested in providing coverage, OEC believes the right thing to do is find a way to make it happen.” Goodspeed said OEC is working to build out an ultra high-speed fiber internet system for the entire 45,000 member OEC community. Eventually, the service will also be offered to non-OEC members. “The estimated timeline to build out the system for our entire OEC network is five years,” said Goodspeed, “But we’re working hard to get it finished in four years.” OEC is partnering with another local company, Transtel, to build the system. Transtel’s offices, like OEC, are located in Norman. The company has been in telecommunications business since 1973 and has worked on projects across the United States and around the world. Goodspeed said a signifi38 | MOORE MONTHLY | AUGUST 2018

cant part of the story is that their team is an all-Oklahoma team. “We’re all a bunch of Oklahoma kids with Oklahoma roots who grew up and want to do something great for our neighbors,” said Goodspeed. Goodspeed said there are about nine construction crews currently at work. The plan is to connect the fiber network to the 21 OEC substations, located from Little Ax to Chickasha to Moore to Lexington. The work began on April 2 and is expected to be finished later this year. Once this initial phase is complete, Goodspeed said crews will begin to build out a system to homes through each five OEC “rings” “Right now crews are working in all five rings,” said Goodspeed. “So the fiber will be running on communication lines, and we’ll be able to drop fiber down directly to the side of a business, home, apartment, whatever the case might be.” Goodspeed points out that OEC’s fiber connection will be different than what is being offered by other internet service providers. Many of the for-profit internet providers will run fiber lines from their data centers to what are called “nodes.” This is called “Fiber-to-theNode” (FTTN). The connection between the node and homes, businesses, and/or apartments is often finished out with copper cables. Fiber lines can carry exponentially more data than copper cables. OEC plans to offer “Fiberto-the-Premises” (FTTP) which is a blanket term for Fiber-to-the-Home and Fiber-to-theBusiness. “We’re also taking fiber from the pole all the way to the side of the house and then also inside of the house,” said Goodspeed. “Copper might get you up to 250 megabytes of speed even though the fiber lines can carry 1 gigabyte. With OEC Fiber you’re not going to get any ‘up to speeds”, you’re going to get 999 megabytes of speed all the way to your house or office.” If you’re wondering what the difference is between 250 megabytes of speed and 1 gigabyte of speed, look at it this way: a two-hour high definition movie is about 3-to-4.5GB in size. Here’s a look at the difference in download speeds:

Size 3-4.5GB

1Mbps 6 hours

5Mbps 72 minutes

“Smartphones will be the standard of the future,” said Goodspeed. “They’ll include everything from alarm systems and smart appliances to Alexa and Apple TV devices. It will all be hooked up to wifi and the internet and will demand a lot of bandwidth.” Bandwidth will be necessary to customers, but Brandt says fiber internet service also prevents the amount of data loss commonly associated with the current broadband internet. “With fiber, there’s almost no data loss when you’re shooting information up and down those data lines,” said Brandt. “Without that data loss, you’re not experiencing leakage of information along the way. So what we’re sending, the customer is receiving it all.” Then there’s the cost for service. OEC is still working on their price packages, but Brandt and Goodspeed say the co-op’s pricing structure will definitely be fair. “We’re viewing the building the buildout of OEC Fiber through the same sort of lens as our predecessors did with OEC electric back in 1937,” said Brandt. “It’s all about improving their quality of life through the high-speed internet in the same way we did with electricity 81-years ago.” “We’re looking at price points under $100 with constant upload and download speeds and no data cap,” said Goodspeed. “What we’re doing is eliminating data caps and saying, ‘If the price point is $50, then it’s $50 dollars, and you can take all you want.’ We’re not going to slow you down or throttle your service.” Although no firm timetable has been set for homes to begin receiving OEC’s fiber internet service, Goodspeed says the co-op hopes it will become available later this year. “In addition to physically building the system, we still have to figure out pricing, marketing, and billing,” said Goodspeed. “It’s actually kind of a race to see if construction gets there first, or billing gets their first, or marketing gets there first.” For more information on OEC Fiber, you can visit: and sign up for updates.

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Pediatric Hospitalists One program that allows our community members to receive a very high level of care, right here at home is Norman Regional’s Pediatric Hospitalist program. Pediatric hospitalists are hospital-based pediatricians who provide care for children from infants to teenagers. Our Pediatric Hospitalists, Dr. Kate Cook and Dr. Timothy Laughy are board-certified pediatricians who provide immediate and ongoing care 24 hours a day, seven days a week to children ages 0-18 who are admitted to the hospital.

Outside the Hospital Norman Regional Kids treats children outside our hospital doors as well! Moore Pediatrics has been providing outpatient pediatric care for the Moore community and is the home of Dr. Reba Beard, Dr. Betty Harmon and physician assistant, Laura Shao. Moore Pediatrics is located on the fourth floor of Norman Regional Moore, 700 S. Telephone Rd., and is welcoming new patients.

Partnering with Schools During last year’s severe flu season, Norman Regional partnered with elementary schools in Moore, Norman and Noble and a company called XENEX to deploy germ-zapping robots to combat the spread of flu through our schools. And coming up this fall, our Norman Regional volunteers, will host its “Kids Are Special People” program at both Norman Regional Moore and Norman Regional Hospital. Kids Are Special People is a day-long, educational field trip for local grade-schoolers. Children visit the hospitals to learn about health and wellness topics such as recognizing stroke symptoms, exercise, food and nutrition, tobacco and safety. This is the second year that NRHS will team up with Moore Public Schools and Project SEARCH to offer on-the-job experience for high school senior students with disabilities.

This partnership has been an exciting and life-changing experience that provides student-interns a great opportunity to learn valuable job skills that prepare them for permanent employment in our community.

Obstetrical Emergency Department Another new hospital program offering is the Norman Regional Obstetrical Emergency Department (OB ED). The OB ED is designed specifically for expectant mothers who experience urgent and/or emergent medical issues during pregnancy. Norman Regional added obstetric hospitalists to our Women’s & Children’s services. Obstetrical hospitalists are physicians who specialize in obstetrical and gynecological care and treatment of patients admitted to the hospital. During the course of a pregnancy, a woman may be referred to or seek care at the OB ED for evaluation and/or treatment of potential urgent medical conditions. The OB ED allows a mother and her unborn child to be evaluated by a boardcertified OB Hospitalist physician 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The OB hospitalist will work closely with a woman’s primary OB/GYN physician and the nursing staff to provide appropriate treatment. For example, if a woman thinks she is going into labor early, she can go to the Norman Regional HealthPlex OB ED to be evaluated. If necessary, the OB hospitalist could deliver her baby if the woman’s regular physician wasn’t able to attend the birth. OB hospitalists could also deliver a baby of a woman who hasn’t been seeing an OB/GYN physician throughout her pregnancy. The Obstetrical Emergency Department joins a comprehensive array of experts and services at the Norman Regional HealthPlex. It is also home to a Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Labor and Delivery, Mother and Baby, lactation services, state-of-the-art robotic surgery capabilities and many more Women’s and Children’s services. At Norman Regional we’re getting us all to a healthier place including kids!

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Norman Regional Health System recently combined its children’s services under a new name, Norman Regional Kids. This change better reflects the growth of children’s services at Norman Regional. From birth to age 18, Norman Regional Health System (NRHS) provides comprehensives services for your kids – and expectant mothers – right here at home.

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Healthy Lunches Goodbye summer and hello school! With school just around the corner one can expect to become busy and find the need to develop a routine. Between making breakfast, packing lunch, going to after school activities, working, doing homework, making dinner, etc., it may seem time consuming to pack a healthy lunch during the week. With lunch providing us with one-third of our daily calories, it is beneficial for us to consume a nutrient packed healthy lunch each day. These healthy options should include high fiber foods, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, legumes, and low-fat dairy products that will help your child feel full longer. By offering your child with these lunch items, you will provide them with the energy that they need to concentrate and do well in class.


Here are a few ideas that your kids will love! - Sandwich tortilla wraps or lettuce - Chicken salad - Soups - Veggie Pizza - Breakfast for Lunch - Salad (So many ideas on Pinterest ) - Chicken sandwiches - Fill a pita (favorite protein w/ veggies) - Hummus w/ veggies - Hummus w/ pita - Chips and salsa - Fruit w/nuts - Fruit and yogurt - Puppy chow / trail mix

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10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 – Lapsit Story Time 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 – Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 – Preschool Story Time 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 – Stop, Drop and Roll Fire Safety Education 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 – Lapsit Story Time 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 – Pre-K Play 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10 – Enchanted Fairy Tale Forest Story Time 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 – Kids Club 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14 – Preschool Story Time 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Lapsit Story Time 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Sensory Story Time 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 – Story Time at the Boxcar 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 – Family Story Time 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 – Preschool Story Time 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22 – Lapsit Story Time 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 – Pre-K Play 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 – Tween Scene: Crime Scene Investigation Laboratory 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 – Preschool Story Time 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 – Lapsit Story Time Teen/Adult 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 – Zumba 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 – Tools and More with the Home Depot 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6 – Beginners Yoga 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8 – LinkedIn 101 for Small Business and Personal Career Success 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 – Zumba 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 – Military Resource Fair 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 – Beginners Yoga 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 – Zumba 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 – Beginners Yoga 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 – Zumba 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 – Beginners Yoga 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 – Zumba

10 and 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2 – Toddler Story Time & Play 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 3 – Baby Lapsit 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4 – Dads and Donuts Story Time 10 and 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6 – Family Story Time 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 – Stop, Go and Tell: A Safe Kids Series Program 10 and 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 – Toddler Story Time & Play 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 9 – Stop, Drop and Roll Fire Safety Education 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10 – Baby Lapsit 10 and 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13 – Family Story Time 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 – Touch, Learn and Create 10 and 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 – Toddler Story Time & Play 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 – Kids Celebrate Black History 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 17 – Baby Lapsit 10 and 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 20 – Family Story Time 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21 – Lego Quest 10 and 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 23 – Toddler Story Time & Play 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24 – Baby Lapsit 10 and 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 27 – Family Story Time 10 and 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 30 – Toddler Story Time & Play 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 31 – Baby Lapsit

Teen/Adult Noon Wednesday, Aug. 1 – Red Cross Blood Drive 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7 – National Night Out 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7 – Penn Avenue Literary Society 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13 – Library Night at Pub W 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 18 – TRTL (Teens Reading Terrific Literature) 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 – Tween Teen Tiles 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27 – Tween Teen Tiles


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The Tummy Trilogy Author: Calvin Trillin Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Reviewed by: Christian Potts, Marketing and Communications Office, Pioneer Library System Food is one of those topics that pretty much anyone can get into, and it’s the focal point of an upcoming series offered by the Moore Public Library this fall. Discussions are taking place monthly through November as part of the Oklahoma Humanities initiative “Let’s Talk About it, Oklahoma.” The theme for the discussion is “Much Depends on Dinner,” and each program will include a guest moderator to lead the talk as well as dinner for each attendee. The August 25 program – starting at 1 p.m. in Rooms A and B – will focus on Calvin Trillin’s book “The Tummy Trilogy.” This work actually is a compilation of three stories the author published from 1974 to 1983, a fictional look behind the scenes at dining with a cast of unique (and hungry) characters. From “Alice, Let’s Eat” to “American Fried” to “Third Helpings,” Trillin looks at classic cuisine served with a big helping of humor. The trilogy of those stories was put together into this one work and released under this title in 1994.Discussions in the future will focus on “In Defense of Food” by Michael Pollan, “A Homemade Life” by Molly Wizenberg and “Secrets of the Tsil Café” by Thomas Fox Averill. Books, services, and other materials for this series are provided by Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma, a project of Oklahoma Humanities. Funding for this series was provided by grants from the Inasmuch Foundation and Kirkpatrick Family Fund. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in these programs do not necessarily represent those of Oklahoma Humanities. Check the library calendar online at or give a call to 7935100 for more information about this series or any of the programs and services offered through the library. more moore with rob morris

Get Ready for School With Moore schools opening their doors to students in midAugust there will be a lot of parents who are looking for help in coming up with essential school supplies for the coming year. Here’s a list of local and nearby churches and organizations who will be sponsoring or presenting opportunities for those families of students in need of help preparing for the new school year: August 1 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Passion Church Block Party Back-to-School Night 3301 N Council Rd, Bethany Free school supplies, haircuts, immunizations, food, clothing and shoes from 6-9 p.m. August 4 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.

OKC Faith Church Feeding 5000 & More I-40 & Portland They will be handing out backpacks full of school supplies as well as burritos and drinks. Backpacks are available to school aged children Pre-K to 12th grade. 46 | MOORE MONTHLY | AUGUST 2018

August 4 9 a.m. to Noon

Alameda Church of Christ’s Back to School Round Up 801 E. Alameda, Norman Backpacks with school supplies to families in the Norman area while supplies lasts, as well as an information fair for parents with local non-profit organizations, lunch, kids’ activities and haircuts. August 4 9 a.m. to Noon

Family of Faith Slip-n-Slide Family Celebration 13500 SE 15th, Choctaw Free backpacks, school supplies and clothing for children K through 5th grade. The event will also offer hot dogs, inflatables and a live.

August 4 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Bethel Foundation Back to School Bash 13003 N Western Ave, OKC Free backpacks and school supplies, food, snow cones, face painting, and inflatables. A parent or guardian must accompany children to receive supplies, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. August 5 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Capitol Hill Baptist’s Back to School Bash 304 SW 134th Street Annual event will feature school supplies, inflatables, games, food, drinks and door prizes for kids Pre-K through 12th grade.

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Folk Secrets Season Finale

The people in the above photo are the survivors, the dedicated ones, the true treasure hunters. Through the course of the summer, hundreds of people crisscrossed the metro in a race against time and each other to win cash prizes and collect clues, potentially leading to an ancient treasure.    But this group found them all; and then competed for the grand prize at the Oklahoma State Capitol.   Folk Secrets was an augmented reality treasure hunt across the OKC metro tied to Oklahoma history. Treasure hunters used a mobile app to literally open doorways into the past, allowing them to experience OKC locations the way they might have looked a hundred years ago.


The grand finale prize was $1,000 and the opportunity to award another $1,500 to a metro area school for history education. The winners were the McFarland family of south Oklahoma City and they selected Mustang High School to receive the history education funds. In regards to how they did it… “My husband, he researches history like crazy,” said Melissa McFarland. “We do our homework.” If you didn’t have an opportunity to participate in the hunt, but would like to experience going back in time, the Folk Secrets Codex App (Apple or Android stores) has been reconfigured to allow anyone to open portals

from their own home. Simply download the app on your phone, select the portal you’d like to open, scan the floor and watch a time doorway appear in the middle of your room, yard or wherever you might be. The interactive experiences will take you back in time to various locations in the metro, all from the comfort of your living room (check for supported mobile devices). Behind every folk story, there’s real history.

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Follow Westmoore Alum Ashley Gomez on Athletic Mission Trip Xavier guard and former Jaguar star Ashley Gomez is a member of the Athletes in Action team that will be participating in the FISU America games in São Paulo, Brazil. We’re sharing Ashley’s first blog in this month’s edition of the Moore Monthly. You can follow all of her blogs at this link: womens-basketball-blog-ashley-gomezexplores-brazil-ahead-of-fisu-americagames.aspx Hey Xavier Fans! I just wanted to give you all an update about this wonderful journey that I am on and give you some information about it! I was asked to participate on this faithbased team to represent USA Team in the FISU America games. We will be representing four of the 14 USA teams that will be participating in the games, bringing men's and women's basketball and men's and women's volleyball teams. The four teams have been here at the Athletes in Action headquarters in Xenia, Ohio, since Saturday, July 14 for training camp. A typical day in training camp is jam packed. We have breakfast every morning at 8 a.m. From 8:30 a.m.- 9:30 a.m., we have "family time" which consists of all four teams together learning scripture principles that we will be able to apply when we get to Brazil. We then head to practice from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. followed by an hour-long lunch break. Team time with just the women's basketball team is from 1:30 p.m.- 3 p.m. This consists a lot of writing and sharing our testimonies as a way to get to know each other on a deeper

level. After team time, we have four hours to rest, shoot, or lift depending on what we are able to access that day. Dinner is from 7:30 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. followed by another "family time" from 8:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. Practices have been awesome! The coaching staff we have is truly amazing. Practices are a little hectic as the coaches are not able to plan them like most college teams, but we are all adjusting very well to the chaos! In only four practices, they have been able to bring 10 girls, who most have never played together before, and make our game look like we have been playing together for months. We all have such a drive and passion for the sport, and such a want to glorify God in the game, that it is truly incredible to be a part of. There are some amazing women and players that I am so fortunate to be playing with these next two weeks. Some teammates I have immediately connected with is my roommate, Hannah Stewart, and my sweet friend, Fallyn Freije. Not only are they both wonderful players, but they are so on fire for the Lord, and grow me every single day in my faith. We leave TODAY for Brazil and I am so excited to begin this journey that we have been equipping for these past four-andhalf days. We will arrive in São Paulo, Brazil around 7:30 a.m. on July 20 - the day of opening ceremonies. Our basketball schedule does not begin until July 24.  When the schedule has been finalized I will be sure to put it in the blog! They will be streaming (most) of the games


on Facebook Live on the CDSU.Brasil page. We will have a few more practices in Brazil and then games will start! Other than winning Gold medals, our mission on this trip is to build community with as many athletes as possible both from the U.S. and from the other countries being represented. We will be doing this by hosting chapels in our hotel both in the mornings and evenings. Since all athletes will be staying in the same place, we will be able to invite them to these events and get to know them better, as we will lead them in discussions about their life and faith. We also have plans to, hopefully, travel to Rio to see the Christ the Redeemer statue, and also team with the Samaritan's Feet Foundation to wash the feet of and give shoes to children who may not be able to afford them. I am so excited to be able to write about this trip and share it with all of you! Please keep us in your prayers as we travel today and arrive in São Paulo. Thanks for reading and be sure to look back for more updates! Let's Go X!

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MHS Class of 1968 Celebrates 50th Reunion

It was a time of celebration, revelry, and memories for many returning members of the Moore High School (MHS) Class of 1968. The former classmates gathered over a June weekend for their 50th reunion celebration. Friday morning was a golfing tournament held at Broadmoore Golf Course with 11 classmates battling to the end of an 18-hole epic that would have made Tiger Woods proud. No injuries were reported! Friday night 90+ classmates and spouses from MHS classes of 1966-1978, reminisced at an informal mixer held at Toby Keith’s Hollywood Corner. The celebration continued Saturday morning at Moore High School. This 50th celebration was special since it was shared with Moore High School’s Birthday: he Class of 1968 was the first to graduate from the new high school. Principle Mike Coyle graciously allowed the reunion committee to host a brunch at the high school that brought together 82+ all year’s classmates, spouses, and the Moore Alumni Association. Eight members of the MHS Cheer Squad served as exceptional tour guides as the 1968’ers had a chance to see the building in all of its modern glory. Classmates of ’68 then traveled to Central on Broadway – the original school for most of our school years. Saturday night was the gala reunion event held at Embassy Suites in Norman. In attendance were 88+ classmates, spouses, and a special surprise, one of MHS’s favorite teachers, Mr. Boyd Fees and his lovely wife of 63 years. Memorial tributes were paid to 59 classmates of the Class of 1968, and tributes were paid to veterans and/or spouses of our class who had served in the military. Games and awards for various categories of trivia questions from the 1950’s-1960’s was a big hit with this crowd. The coup de la grace was a skit performed by three classmates depicting the iconic Lucy and Ethyl skit of grape stomping – MHS classmates returning to their old ‘stomping grounds.’ A great time was had by all, and everyone is looking forward to the next celebration of life. 52 | MOORE MONTHLY | AUGUST 2018

C. D. Payne teeing off at Broadmoore Golf Course during FCC’s golf tournament.

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Moore Special Olympian Soars to Gold Medal Wins I am brave I am bruised I am who I’m meant to be This is me. “This Is Me” lyrics from “The Greatest Showman” Don’t let her diminutive 94-pound frame confuse you: Madison Madory knows exactly who she is meant to be: a power lifter. And like the characters in movie, “The Greatest Showman”, Madison has stepped into the bright lights and onto the biggest stage of her young life, the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games. There was no stage fright in the spotlight for Madison. She delivered a stunning performance, bringing home four medals, two of them gold. Madison’s mom and coach, Angela Madory, says it was amazing watching people as the met Madison and discovered her athletic specialty for themselves. “It’s always so funny because people will see the medals and expect that she’s a gymnast or something like that,” said Angela. “They are genuinely shocked when they find out she’s a powerlifter.” For Madison, the attraction to powerlifting is really simple. “I really like doing this,” said Madison, “And I’m going to try and get stronger and just keep competing.” Angela says her daughter is remarkably selfmotivated to succeed and works hard in the gym on her strength and technique. But she also notes that Madison’s motivation shows up in ways that go far beyond workouts.

“She’s very disciplined with her diet,” said Angela. “She has to maintain her weight very carefully, so she eats a lot of salads and drinks a lot of water. She even gets on my about what I eat at home.” Madison normally competes in the 97-pound weight class. That means she likes to keep her weight right around 95-pounds to give herself a little bit of a buffer. But Angela says that just before the Special Olympics USA games they received a call from her national team coach telling her that the weight class for the upcoming games would be 95-pounds instead of 97-pounds. “Madison went to work,” said Angela. “She was determined to get down past 94-pounds and still be strong enough to compete in Seattle.” It’s not that Madison doesn’t like the foods that are off her training menu. Her favorite food is Mexican and she loves burgers. But her desire to be a champion burns a lot hotter than it does enjoying those foods. “I take the buns off when I have a burger,” said Madison. “Also, no cheese, no sodas, and no sweets.” Of course after the power lifting competition was over Angela says Madison was willing to cut loose and live a little bit at the dinner table. Still, being the disciplined young lady she was, Madison didn’t go completely crazy. “I had a burger, no bun and no cheese, some chicken, and some mini-corn dogs,” said Madison. The powerlifting competition at the 2018 Special Olympics USA games took place on the first day of the week. Competitors participate in three categories: bench press, squat, and


dead lift. Madison won golds in her weight category in the bench press (lifting 80 pounds), the squat (88 pounds) and a bronze in the dead lift (90 pounds). She also won the silver medal for best all-around performance. The irony of it all is that the bench press and squat aren’t her strongest events. “It’s funny that she won the bronze in the dead lift and that’s her strongest event,” said Angela. “The problem wasn’t the weight she lifted, it was a technique issue. She couldn’t get her right shoulder parallel and they are extremely strict on the judging, so she ended up with the bronze.” Powerlifters at the Special Olympics are judged by the same standards as any other competitive powerlifter. Those standards are governed by the International Federation of PowerLifting, which has a 36-page rule book that covers everything from what kind of equipment is used, to what you are allowed to wear, to the fine details of technique. “Competing at this level is really challenging,” said Angela. “These athletes have to have the same perfect form as any other competitor in the world and that makes what Madison and the others do here remarkable.” It is Madison’s competitiveness and disciplined nature that Angela hopes will help people set aside any misconceptions they might have about Special Olympians. Both Madison and Angela saw what they believe the world should be like for these remarkable athletes in the days after her medal-winning performances. “It’s nice when people in your local community recognize what these athletes do,” said Angela. “But for us to be a part of

something this big and realize that she’s being recognized by people from all across the country was amazing. This is the kind of thing we’ve always wanted for Madison and all of these kids from the beginning: that they’re accepted and celebrated for who they are and what they’ve accomplished, just like any other person.” For Madison, the joy of competing and being recognized for her strength and determination was great. But she also takes home some great memories beyond the competition. “I got to meet people from all over the place and got to know some friends from Mississippi,” said Madison, “I got to hear (New Zealand singing star) Charlie Puth perform and I got to hear Keala Settle sing ‘This Is Me’ from ‘The Greatest Showman.’” “This Is Me” is a song performed by Keala Settle, who portrayed Lettie Lutz, AKA the Bearded Lady in the hit movie. Settle told Entertainment Weekly that she often finds herself in tears as she scrolls through countless Instagram messages where people share their stories of how encouraging the song was to them. Settle can add one more encouraging story to that tear-stained list: the tale of a tiny Westmoore alum who surprised everyone, becoming a Special Olympics national powerlifting champion.

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 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 Donna Walker at


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Staton Financial

Whether your retirement plans include a list of places you’ve always wanted to visit or a dream of spending your golden years in the mountains or on a lake, there’s never a bad time to start preparing for those days. For local residents, Staton Financial specializes in retirement planning and offering annuities, wealth management and asset protection, IRA and 401K rollovers among other services. Scott and Angela Staton have been in the finance business for 19 years, beginning their journey when Scott transitioned into finance from physical therapy after receiving an offer to work in insurance from a friend. “I’d never sold a thing in my life. I didn’t see myself doing that but he kind of sold me on the market and the potential of it so I thought hey I’ll give it a shot and if it doesn’t work out I can always go back to the PT world. And I did great at it, I loved it, I liked meeting the people and I stuck with it,” Staton said. Staton eventually tired of working for someone else and decided to develop his own company. “I worked for a company for about five years and just wanted to be independent and be able to do what we wanted, not be dictated 58 | MOORE MONTHLY | AUGUST 2018

by a parent company that tells us what we can and can’t do. We wanted to have the autonomy to do what was important and what’s best for the client.” Staton Financial opened in June of 2004 and has been in full swing ever since, expanding to a new facility this past February. Some clients have been with Staton Financial since the very beginning and that’s what the business is built off of according to Staton. “It’s a great relationship. We still keep in contact with them, they appreciate the longevity of the relationship and the honesty and communication. Probably the two things we get the most feedback on are staying in contact with them and not forgetting about them,” he said. And keeping things personal is something both Scott and Angela make an effort to do with everyone that walks through the door. Each clients name is on the TV in the front office when they walk in and fresh baked cookies are available every day. “We have a big client base but we’re a not a huge national firm, we’re local, we’re in the community every day, we know the people we work with and we are able to stay in contact

with them and we really make them a priority versus just going out and trying to get as many clients as possible and not knowing any of them, we’ve got thousands of clients but we know them,” Staton said.

( or by calling the office at 405-735-6762. There are typically two a month with topics focusing on taxes, retirement strategies or social security planning.

“Too many people, the big national places, you have to call the 1-800 number and talk to someone different every time and we want to have a big business but we want it to still feel small so that they feel like they’re important and they’re not forgotten.”

So drop them a line or stop by the office at 709 SW 119th Street, have a cookie, and let them know how they can help.

For those who think financial planning isn’t for them due to a smaller income, Staton says it’s even more important to plan around your money. “We don’t really set a hard minimum to work with somebody, obviously the more you’ve got the, more we can do for you but, if they feel like they don’t have a lot that makes it even more critical that they make the most of what they’ve got and that they’re not taking too much risk with it or wasting money on fees and expenses. If they don’t have a lot of money they’ve got to make what they’ve got last and they’re the ones that can least afford to make mistakes.” Staton Financial also offers free public workshops and dinner seminars which can be found on the events tab on their website

“It boils down to making the client feel like they’re our top priority, and they are. Our goal is to make everybody feel that way. Not based on account size, we treat everybody the same. They’ve entrusted us with their money, so we’ve got to make the most of it. Our mission really is to serve them the best we can, ” Staton said. “I think that’s just kind of the way I was brought up. I was taught to be respectful and whenever you’re handling someone’s money it’s always a big responsibility that comes with that. And you have to have the character and the integrity to know that you’ve got to do what’s best for them not just what’s best for us and put them first.”


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Where Can I find Moore Monthly Magazine? Excellent question, you. Check out the list below. As of 26 July 2018. I-35 East Side to Sooner Rd & Indian Hills Rd to 27th St

I-35 West Side to Santa Fe & Indian Hill Rd to 27th St

South OKC, I-240 to 134th St & I-35 to I-44

Beneficial Automotive Maintenance,

Andy Alligator’s Fun Park, 3300 Market Pl

Blue Bean, 13316 S Western Ave, Ste P

Eye Care OK, 2909 S Telephone Rd

Dale’s BBQ, 11801 S Western Ave, Ste B

Sunny Side Up, 110 SE 19th St

Alfredo’s Mexican Café, 2713 S I-35 Service Rd

Lifestyle Fitness, 11801 S Western Ave

The Garage, 2060 S I-35 Service Rd

Earl’s Rib Palace, 920 SW 25th St

Eagle One Pizza, 11613 S Western Ave

Van’s Pig Stand, 1991 Tower Drive, Ste A

Mazzio’s Italian Eatery, 937 SW 25th St,

Republic Bank, 11671 S Western

Showplace Market, 2001 S Broadway

The UPS Store, 2119 Riverwalk Drive

Lemongrass Asian Bistro, 809 SW 119th St

Ace Party Supply, next to Showplace Market

Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant, 2113 Riverwalk Dr

Jump Zone, 10400 S Western Ave

City Bites, 1804 S Broadway

Tinker FCU, 400 SW 6th St

Lumpy’s Sports Grill, 10601 S Western Ave

Moore “The Station”, City of Moore Park

LaQuinta Inn, 2140 Riverwalk Drive

Mann’s Best Friend, 10600 S Pennsylvania Ave, #15

First United Bank, 2101 S I-35 Service Rd

South OKC Pioneer Library, 2201 SW 134th St

Moore Library, 225 S Howard Ave

Schlotzsky’s, 631 SW 19th St

Earlywine YMCA, 11801 S May Ave

Moore Monthly Office, 104 SE 3rd St

Hummus, 811 SW 19th St, Ste G

Pub W, 10740 S May Ave

Broadway Florist, 225 S Broadway

Hideaway Pizza, 835 SW 19th St

OCCC, 7777 S May Ave (Cafeteria)

Masters House, 223 S Broadway

Okie Tonk, 1003 SW 19th St

Green Acres Market, 7301 S Pennsylvania Ave

John M Ireland Funeral Home, 120 S Broadway

Walgreen’s Drug Store, 1041 SW 19th St

The Garage, 1024 W I-240 Service Rd

24-Hour Coin Laundry, 121 S Broadway

Physical Therapy Central, 620 S Santa Fe Ave, Ste A

Dan’s Ol’ Time Diner, 8433 S Western Ave

Intrust Bank, 100 S Broadway

Panang 7 Thai Restaurant, 1615 S I-35 Service Rd

Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant, 8966 S Western Ave

Los Tacos, 122 N Broadway

Oliveto Italian Bistro, 1301 S I-35 Service Rd

Bill’s Steakhouse, 1013-A SW 89th St

Old School Building, 201 N Broadway

Freddy’s, 1525 S I-35 Service Rd

Warehouse Antique Mall, 1200 SE 89 St (E of I-35)

City of Moore Office Building, 301 N Broadway

Norman Regional Moore Hospital (Daily Grind),

2004 Crystal Drive

at 4th and Broadway

Main Street Grill, 301 W Main St

700 S Telephone Rd


Moore Chamber, 305 W Main St

Delight Donuts, 4th & Telephone Rd

Moore Tag Agency, 623 N Broadway

Cutting Edge Physical Therapy, 526 SW 4th St

Pioneer Library (Downtown), 225 N Webster

Mama Carol’s Kitchen, 636 N Broadway

Yellow Rose Dinner Theatre, 1005 SW 4th St

Pioneer Library (West), 300 Norman Center Ct

Moore Vintage Charm, 1223 N Broadway

City of Moore Recycling Center, 300 N Telephone Rd

The Lazy Donkey Mexican Restaurant,

Himalayas, 709 N Moore Ave

1224 N Broadway

At The Beach Tanning, 803 N Moore Ave

Heads Up Style Shop, 501 NE 12th St

I-35 Bingo, 713 N Moore Ave

Walgreen’s Drug Store, 1229 N Eastern Ave

Spring Hill Suites Marriott, 613 NW 8th St

Monty’s Gyro & Sub Restaurant, 1208 N Eastern Ave

Mama Lou’s Restaurant, 1421 N Moore Ave

The Box Car, 2100 N Eastern Ave

Lazy Donkey Mexican Restaurant II, 857 NW12th

Featherstone Assisted Living, 301 N Eastern Ave

GFF Foods, 1219 N Santa Fe

Brand Senior Center, 501 E Main St

Abuelita’s Mexican Restaurant, 1225 N Santa Fe

Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, 640 SE 4th St

Homemade Donuts, 2712 N Santa Fe

(4th & Eastern) Crimson Beehive, 817 SE 4th St Royal Bavaria German Restaurant, 3401 S Sooner Rd


Pickles American Grill, 2713 N Service Rd Countryside Village Apartments, 9516 S Shields Blvd



Welcome to the Neighborhood. We have varying levels of care so our residents live as independently as possible for as long as possible.

Call today for a tour.

1601 S.W. 119th Street Oklahoma City, OK 73170 (405) 691-9221 A not-for-profit, faith based affiliate of Haverland Carter LifeStyle Group



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MM August 2018  

Legalization of medical Marijuana

MM August 2018  

Legalization of medical Marijuana