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VOL. 13 • NO. 1 • JANUARY 2018
8 New Beginnings: The new year is here, how is that resolution of yours coming along?
Folk Secrets is Back: What?! That's right folks. Season 2 is coming up. More treasure awaits!
Taking Time With Tots: Tot Time has all the things to help you and your tots to enjoy from Monday to Saturday.
34 Chelino's Moore: Local fan favorite for Mexican food for the last 28 years is now open in Moore!
Hoop Dreams: Local legend Stacy Hansmeyer shares her basketball journey by helping young ballers grow in the game.
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68 Shop With A Cop: Moore's finest give even more back to the community with the annual Shop With A Cop.
Publisher Brent Wheelbarger Writers Beverly Ferree, Rob Morris
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We jump into 2018 with some inspiration for all of our new beginnings. New Year's resolutions are best kept when we find the motivation to maintain them. Brent and Beverly find some great examples and local resources to help us be at our best. Happy New Year from all of us at Moore Monthly!
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New Beginnings My grandfather smoked cigarettes. It wasn’t uncommon for his generation and I don’t think he had any intention of stopping. But one day when I was four or five years old, I got up in his lap and said something profound, “I don’t like those, they’re stinky.” He never smoked again. How does that happen? How do you end an addictive habit like that? Or even more challenging, start a good habit you’ve never had? How do you create a new beginning from thin air? Those are questions for the ages with no sure fire answers. Yet so many people try. According to the Statistic Brain Research Institute, at least 41% of people make New Year’s resolutions. 9.2% of them report success in keeping them. So what gives? Let’s go on a little adventure and find out. According to the experts, my grandpa had an incredibly powerful tool at his disposal to keep his resolution…me. More specifically, he had a “why” that really mattered to him. “The first step to starting 2018 off healthy is finding your WHY!” said Alyssia Migliaccio, an Orangetheory Fitness Coach in Moore. “If you have a good why behind wanting to be healthy and getting in better shape, nothing can stop you.” And fitness, losing weight, getting healthy, etc. is a great place to focus. According to Google statistics by iQuanti, “getting healthy” was the number one searched for resolution in 2017, a 13% jump from the year before.
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Migliaccio has some pointers on getting started, “I would not necessarily set a weight loss goal in every situation because SOME people won't lose a drastic amount of weight. It is key to remember muscle weighs more than fat! Look for a change in inches before obsessing over the scale. And, of course, a healthy diet goes hand in hand with results.” And for those who use time as a reason not to set fitness goals, Migliaccio provides advice as well. “Exercising three to four times a week is a great routine to get into. But if you are just starting back with exercising, start with two to three days a week and listen to your body! Sixty minutes is plenty of time to get a good combination of cardio and resistance training in.”
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says “I’m possible”! — Audrey Hepburn For some of us, embarrassment or feeling uncomfortable may be the number one reason we don’t start an exercise regime or go to a gym or fitness location, but Migliaccio explains that you have to want to change. “This is where your why comes in,” said Migliaccio. “You have to want a change your lifestyle! Change is uncomfortable, and that is what makes it so worth it when you get results.”
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The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. —Amelia Earhart Migliaccio also encourages you to join a gym, “After working with countless clients and conversing with numerous prospects, I have discovered that very few people can get exercise done without belonging to some sort of gym or fitness studio. It holds you accountable.”
out like reading or watching TV or join a team to keep things fun and competitive.”
Whether you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right. —Henry Ford
While getting healthy is a physical endeavor, it clearly starts as a mental activity, the whole “why” thing. There do appear to be tried-and-true measures to set up your brain for success. “Try to make your goals obtainable,” said Crystal Rios, a licensed marriage and family therapist with Moore Family Therapy. “Come up with short-term objectives and a way you can measure your success, which will provide motivation to continue reaching your goals. Don’t set unreachable goals. Focus on baby steps. Any progress is good progress.”
“Your best solution to start is to find your why!” Migliaccio said. “If you are that unhappy with the lifestyle you are leading, you will find ANY exercise you can to change and enjoy the way you feel, whether you have to incorporate another hobby while working
Migliaccio adds, “Make your goals specific and use numbers whether it is a number of a clothing size or miles of running a marathon, give yourself something to measure your accomplishments! You are capable of way more than you believe.”
So, what if you hate working out?
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Believe you can and you’re halfway there. —Theodore Roosevelt
New Beginnings And belief also plays a big role. Rios warns against allowing negative thinking to creep into your vocabulary. “Avoid being negative in your thoughts about your goals,” Rios said. “Try staying positive. If you change the way you think, you will, in turn, change the way you feel. You will feel better thinking, ‘I lost 5 pounds’ instead of thinking, ‘I didn’t lose ten.’ Focus on a healthy BMI, not what you look like.” Experts contend physical activity is one part of the equation, what you eat is another. And here’s where many well-intentioned resolutions fly off the rails. To accomplish a healthy lifestyle, you have to get active and change what you eat… two big lifestyle shifts at once. Nutritionists recommend preparing most of your meals at home with a good balance of protein, fruits, vegetables and grains. How do you set yourself up for success with this? For those who don’t cook, or don’t have time, there are some innovative new options unavailable even a few years ago; namely, fresh-made pre-packaged meals, or HITT Meals
(Healthy Innovative Table Trends) as they’re called by one local vendor. “Families are so busy with their kids,” explained Joy Eidenshank, HITT Meals and Two Olives employee. “By the time they get home after practices, it is too late to cook, and they sometimes find themselves stopping for fast food. They have told me HITT meals are a blessing so their families can eat a home cooked, healthy meal. We have a customer who has sole custody of his two girls, and he doesn’t have time to cook, so he buys HITT meals so his daughters can have healthy meals.”
“Always encourage your children to set goals,” said Rios. “Just make sure they are shorterterm goals. Children need to see more immediate results to remain motivated and interested.” Which brings us back to your why. Whatever your resolution, every new beginning starts with a powerful why. I can’t help but wonder how different things might be if grandpa didn’t have a why, if he didn’t stop smoking. His change not only allowed him better enjoyment of his grandson (me), but also a longer life, allowing him to enjoy his great-grand daughter (my kid). You could say his resolution paid long term dividends.
The HITT meals provided by Two Olives come in four-ounce and six-ounce protein portions. The majority of the meals are under 400 calories, and the menu is changed weekly. Some of the most popular items include BBQ Pulled Pork, Kicken’ Chicken, Teriyaki Chicken and the Baja Burrito Bowl. Not a bad way to change your eating habits. Many of the HITT Meal testimonies relate not only to adults creating better habits, but helping kids learn good habits, too. This is a positive thing according to Rios.
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Top new years resolutions in 2017: 1 Lose Weight / Healthier Eating 21.4% 2 Life / Self Improvements 12.3% 3 Better Financial Decisions 8.5% 4 Quit Smoking 7.1% 5 6
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Do more exciting things 6.3% Spend More Time with Family / Close Friends 6.2%
Work out more often 5.5% Learn something new on my own 5.3% Do more good deeds for others 5.2% Find the love of my life 4.3% Find a better job 4.1% Other 13.8% ("MAYBE NEXT YEAR")
YEAH, BUT DO WE FOLLOW THROUGH? usually make New Year's Resolutions 41 % infrequently make New Year's Resolutions 17 % absolutely never make New Year's Resolutions 42 % felt they were successful in achieving their resolution 9.2 % have infrequent success 48.4 % never succeed and fail on their resolution each year 42.4 %
Length of Resolutions Resolutions maintained through first week 72.6 % Past two weeks 68.4 % Past one month 58.4 % Past six months 44.8 %
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Folk Secrets is Back! SEASON 2 STARTS FEBRUARY 2ND!
Win $1,000 cash, help charity and join a multi-county treasure hunt! There’s an old saying, “sometimes the most interesting place in the world is right where you live, if you know what to look for.” That’s the premise behind Folk Secrets, a treasure hunting adventure covering Cleveland and McClain Counties and tied directly to Oklahoma (and sometimes world) history…with some lost treasure “twistory” mixed in. Season One took pace last summer with rave reviews. More than 2,000 people hunted for treasure with approximately 10,000 viewers tuning-in each Friday to watch the weekly video series. Season 2 kicks off Friday, February 2nd and will culminate with a live season finale in April on Friday the 13th.
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Like Season One, Folk Secrets Season Two will be tied to a video series on the Folk Secrets Facebook page (and at FolkSecrets.com). Airing each Friday through the course of the season, the video series weaves treasure tales into Oklahoma history and provides clue solutions to help find the hidden stash. Treasure hunters then use the Folk Secrets Codex App (available on Android or Apple) to hunt for the spoils. The first new episode (airing Feb. 2nd) will provide the first clue for Season Two. Treasure hunters must then interpret what the clue means, which if done correctly, will lead them to something in Cleveland or McClain Counties that must be scanned with the app. This will then reveal the next clue, which must then be interpreted and will lead to the next thing to scan. For example, Season One hunters were referred to the dol-
lar bill. When they scanned it, George Washington began talking to them and provided hints to the next clue. Just like the previous season, Season Two participants are in a race to find the treasure first. The winner gets two prizes at once; $1,000 cash for themselves and an opportunity to award an area non-profit with additional thousands of dollars. There are numerous businesses sponsoring Season Two and each is backing a particular non-profit and rooting for them to win. The first person to complete the hunt will select a winner from those non-profits to receive the funds. In this way, the winner gets something for themselves and something for their community.
Season Two Sponsors and non-profits to date include: Crest Foods: backing the Moore Public Schools Foundation Lewis Jewelers: backing Cru.org University of Oklahoma Chapter Randall’s Temperature Control: backing the Regional Food Bank Backpack Program Norman Regional Health System: backing the Norman Regional Health Foundation New Day Storm Shelters: backing the NEEDS Foundation Representative Mark McBride: backing the Toby Keith Foundation (Kid’s Korral) Case & Associates: backing TBA More to come!
A Brief Tour of Season One If you want to fully understand what’s taking place in Season Two of Folk Secrets, it might be worth your time to watch Season One. You can binge watch the entire season at FolkSecrets. com. The videos provide backstory on the treasure and demonstrate how clues worked in the first season. This should set you up nicely to be competitive in Season Two, even if you didn’t participate previously. Here’s the quick summary from last season: In the 1700’s Kidd the Pirate uncovered a massive hoard of treasure from Morocco. He hid it in caverns underneath the Alhambra in Spain and not long after, was arrested by the British and hung for piracy. Later the American writer Washington Irving uncovered documentation insinuating Kidd was never hung and pinpointing the location of his loot under the Alhambra. Irving went to Spain and found not only the treasure, but also an ancient book called the Codex, which held its secrets…including very dark information about the treasure’s purpose. This led Irving to remove the treasure from the Alhambra and hide it in a place never to be found again… the Unassigned Lands (present day Oklahoma). In the 1830’s Irving traveled to the Unassigned Lands and
hid the treasure in numerous locations, but kept the Codex (he even wrote a book about this trip, Tour of the Prairies). On his deathbed, Irving gave the Codex to an African American student of his. The student became a teacher and went to Alabama following the Civil War, volunteering in the Freedman’s Bureau to help former slaves learn to read. There he befriended Henry Applegate, who also worked at the Freedman’s Bureau. When the man was lynched by an angry mob, Applegate safeguarded the Codex and moved to Indian Territory (present day Moore), watching over the treasure in honor of his friend. Later the outlaw Belle Starr crossed paths with Applegate and obtained the treasure for herself. It was eventually reobtained by Applegate and later the Codex was passed down to his inventor son-in-law PR Simms, who created more ingenious hiding places, recording everything in the Codex. The book was then handed down to his friend, Jonathan Quill, the current keeper of the treasure’s secrets. Along the way, treasure hunters crossed paths with the first territorial governor of Oklahoma, the first president of the University of Oklahoma, Abner Nor-
man the founder of Norman, a participant in the Land Run of 1889 and many more historical people and places. During the Season Finale, the winning treasure hunter was announced and awarded $1,000 and their chosen non-profit, Second Chance Animal Shelter, was awarded additional thousands of dollars. But something else happened, right at the end. Throughout Season One, Quill alluded to “them,” a shadowy group also looking for the treasure. Just as he was preparing to announce where a new stash could be found, masked men entered the room and carried him away, along with the Codex. Now you’re up to speed. But there are still lots of questions to answer. Who captured Quill and stole the Codex? Where is the next stash of treasure hiding? How did Belle Starr learn about the treasure? Why was Norman Abner really sent by the government to survey Oklahoma? Who is “them” and what do they want? What surprises does the Codex App hold for treasure hunters in Season Two? Will you win the cash? These are all good questions. Perhaps we’ll find out starting February 2nd.
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City Leadership Eye More Big Changes After Busy 2017
BY ROB MORRIS
Residents of Moore saw numerous changes and improvements all across the city in 2017. City Manager Brooks Mitchell said a lot of projects were completed, but notes that residents will see more changes in the year to come. One of the bigger projects will be the mixed-use development to be located at SW 17th and Janeway, also known as “Royal Park.” In December, the City Council approved contract negotiations with the Belmont Development Group to create a final concept for the project. “This is a project is being funded to a large degree by HUD,” said Mitchell. “That means that about 80% of the development will be for low-to-moderate income and the rest will be market-rate housing.” Mitchell said city leaders are excited about partnering with Belmont Development on this important project. Belmont is expecting to present a final concept for the project within 30 days. “They've done several of these types of projects so they had some really nice drawings of what the project might look like,” said Mitchell. Another project in that same area will be the connection of SW 17th to Max Morgan Drive. Mitchell said a new bridge will be built over the drainage channel, completing some significant street upgrades in the area. “We’ve expanded and resurfaced Telephone Road in that area,” said Mitchell, “And people will notice that we’ve installed a signal at 17th and Telephone Road, even though it hasn’t been turned on yet. We hope to complete the project by connecting 17th to Max Morgan Drive with a new bridge over the drainage channel.” The City of Moore also completed resurfacing 19th Street between Eastern and Sunnylane as well as repairing drainage channels in the Southgate addition and Nail Parkway neighborhoods in 2017. Mitchell noted these are significant upgrades for city residents while acknowledging that another highprofile project is expected to begin construction in 2018. “We’re really excited about the plans for the 34th Street bridge,” said Mitchell. “The Council has approved the art design for the bridge and submitted those plans to ODOT for
final review. We’re hoping they’ll approve those plans sometime in March and construction would then start sometime in April.” The project features a unique sidewalk and lighted arch design that will mark the transition between Moore and Norman for travelers along I-35. “The unique design will serve to let people driving north on I-35 know when they get to Moore,” said Mitchell. “Of course, there will also be a sign at the bridge marking the city limit, but we believe folks will be struck by the arch design and we’re thrilled about that.” Construction on Fire Station #2, located on 5th Street adjacent to Fairmoore Park, will also begin in 2018. When completed, the new fire station will bring all of the city’s stations into a unified and modern design. “The old Fire Station #2 on 12th street is about 40 years old and outdated,” said Mitchell. “This new building and location will be great for the community because equipment has gotten bigger and the new station will accommodate that.” Finally, Mitchell said city leaders are very excited about the continued upgrades to the Moore parks system. “It’s very meaningful to have these projects finished,” said Mitchell, “It’s great for the quality of life, and all of the park projects give people a variety of things that can do and enjoy.” Among the park projects Mitchell referred to was the renovation and reopening of the new Fairmoore Park, which includes a new splash pad. “The sidewalks are in and the new playground equipment is there,” said Mitchell, “Unfortunately, we weren’t able to get the splash pad finished during the warm season, but it will be ready to go next spring when the temperatures warm up.” A new splash pad a Little River Park was opened in time for families to take advantage of during the summer of 2017. Mitchell said that improvements to city parks will continue to be a priority in 2018 and beyond. Mitchell said, “We're continuing to put thought into expanding her parks system and doing other things to keep everything fresh and to continue to keep it attractive for citizens.”
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BEST OF MOORE & SOUTH OKC FINALISTS VOTING
Voting ends at midnight on January 31, 2018. There will be only one round of voting.
The top three finishers in each category will be invited to our festive Best of Moore dinner in February where first, second and third place will be revealed. All three places will be recognized at the "Bommie's." If you get invited to Best of Moore, you'll go home a winner! BEST ASIAN DINING Panang 7 GoGo Sushi All About Cha Sakura Pho Lan Asian Bistro Volcano Sushi
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Senior Living - by Kathleen Wilson
January is a Great Month to “Fall Proof” Your Home Senior living communities have been a popular choice for people who have a history of falling down because typically the building has design features that help reduce fall risk. Minimum thresholds, walk-in showers, handrails, contrasting colors, low-pile flooring, and non-glare lighting are examples of possible senior living building amenities that help to lower fall incidents. As people age they experience physical and lifestyle changes that can also lead to falls. The effects and interactions of medications may be different than the past. Prescription and over-the-counter medications can cause dizziness or light-headedness that lead to falls. It is a good idea to show a complete list of all medications, herbs, and remedies to your physician at each visit to help maintain safety and good health. Some other general tips to reduce fall risk are: • Have your eyes and vision examined annually. • Stay physically active. Exercise helps to prevent falls, especially activities that enhance balance and coordination. A lot of exercise and stretching can be done from or using a sturdy chair for balance. • Wear shoes with non-slip soles. Socks: slipping risk. • Wear pants and clothing that are properly hemmed and don’t bunch up or drag on the ground. • Take your time moving from a lying or sitting position to standing. • Use the arms of sturdy furniture to steady yourself when you sit down, reach, or stand up. • Use a reacher to retrieve items from the floor without bending over and from high shelves without using a footstool. You can use a reacher to wipe up spills while seated or standing. • Keep a telephone by your bed and in other easy to reach locations. • Take a pause before going up or down stairs.
FLOORS AND FURNITURE • Clean up clutter. Move newspapers, furniture, plants, and electrical cords out of traffic areas. • Store clothing, towels, and household items where you can safely reach them.
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• Eliminate uneven floor surfaces. Replace high doorway thresholds between rooms with low ones, or remove them. • Replace thick carpets with dense, low-pile carpet or leave the floors uncovered. • Arrange furniture to have plenty of room to walk freely. • Secure carpets to the floor and stairs. Remove throw rugs. Use non-slip rugs or attach rugs to the floor with double-sided tape. • Put non-slip tape strips on steps, bathtub, and floors.
BATHROOM • Use a shower chair/bench. • Rinse all soap from tub / shower before getting out. • Install adjustable height shower heads. • Mount grab bars with secure reinforcement at the toilet, bath and shower walls. • Secure bath mats with non-slip, double-sided rug tape. • Use a night-light to help you get to the bathroom safely.
BEDROOM • Sit in a sturdy armchair to dress and undress. • Use a long-handled shoehorn to put on shoes without bending over. • Use a dressing stick to pull on pants or skirts, take off socks, and reach clothes that are hung up high. • Place a portable commode near your bed.
KITCHEN • Keep clean pans on the stove or in a countertop rack instead of hanging or putting them in a cabinet. • Store plates, bowls, cups, and other frequently used items in an easily accessible drawer or shelf. • Sit in a sturdy chair when you cut vegetables or do other kitchen tasks. • Install slide-out shelving or a lazy susan. • Use a wheeled cart for extra storage and to help move heavy items. For example, use it to move a dish from the refrigerator to the oven. • Keep the floor dry. Have paper towels and a reacher handy for cleanup.
STAIRWAYS • Check that handrails are securely fastened. • Install handrails on both sides of steps. • Put non-slip tape on steps.
LIGHTING • Place nightlights in hallways, bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchen, and stairways. • Install light switches at the top and bottom of stairs. • Place a lamp near your bed. Touch on/off lamps are easier to use. • Add lighting to dark spaces, entrances, and walkways. • Keep a flashlight by your bed and in other easy to find locations in case the power goes out. • Use light bulbs that have the highest wattage recommended for the fixture. People who are prone to fall should wear an emergency call pendant or keep someone in the house who can help if needed. Assisted living communities provide access to staff 24 hour a day. They can escort you while you walk, help you transfer from place to place, and be of service afterwards if you should fall. Call Featherstone Assisted Living Community of Moore at 799-9919 for more tips and helpful information.
Sketches of Moore - by L.T. Hadley
Fighting Fires for 120 Years Early Moore was constructed almost entirely out of wood, whose worst enemy is fire. As soon as people settled in, a public water well was dug at Main and Broadway for household use and for fire protection. Wherever people had come from, they had learned the dangers of mixing wood and fire. The fire alarm was three gunshots to call all available men to the well with their water buckets. If there were enough men, a brigade was formed, if not, they filled buckets at the stock tank and ran to the fire. There were a number of disastrous fires because of the distance from the well. When the Methodist Church was being built a block west of the well, around 1902, it caught fire and the combined efforts of citizens with a bucket brigade saved the structure. It was “whispered” that it was a deliberate fire because the Methodists were preaching against the saloons in town and had even brought Carrie A. Nations in for a temperance lecture. Another early 1900s’ fire occurred about a block east of the well. A two-story block building was built across the street from the current police station. Next to it was a vacant lot, and then the home of the Chwalinski family, whose son Joe was destined to become one of Moore’s longterm blacksmiths. After putting a pan of oatmeal on the back of the kitchen stove, Mrs. C. banked the fires and went to bed. When she smelled smoke, she ran into the kitchen to see fire shooting up the wall behind the stove. She cried out for Mr. C. to go fire three shots and get water. He grabbed the water bucket and ran to the well. The first man there filled his buckets and ran to the fire. As he ran past the brick building, he threw his buckets in the air and fell on his face. He jumped up, grabbed his buckets and ran back to the well just as the next man threw his buckets in the air and fell down. The dark night was filled with shouts of the firemen and clanging of buckets. One man saw the reason and directed the
other firemen around some poles that were protruding from the side of the building, in the darkness. A wagoner had unloaded the poles and stored them out of the way. Meanwhile, Mrs. Chwalinski and Joe put out the fire on their own. It was a long time before the town got back to sleep that night. In 1916, a regular volunteer fire department was organized. The appointed members selected the town’s “in-house Thomas Edison,” P.R. Simms, as their chief. Lester Dyer was assistant chief, and members were names like Dreessen, Janacek, Kitchen, Platt and Ward. A hand-drawn Badger chemical fire engine was purchased for $100—$50 down and $50 in 1917. In 1918, a 10 x 10 firehouse was built to house it, at the location Fire Station #1 is today. The total fire budget for the next two fiscal years was $275 per year. Membership in the voluntary fire department was generally 20 members, with no pay. With 20 years of service, they became eligible for the Moore Firefighters pension fund, established in 1930s. In 1940, P.R. Simms was placed on “partial payment,” having already served as chief over 24 years. A full-time fire department was organized in 1963, and the volunteer department phased out over the next 10 years. Howard Boatman was the last to be retired. James Clark was the first chief of the new “fully paid” department. Chiefs after him were Lloyd Grissom, Lawrence Woodard, Johnny Knight, and the present chief, Charlie Stephens. The membership of the department has changed through the past 121 years; but the principle is still the same—rescue and protection of lives and property. Note: This edition of Sketches of Moore was first published in a previous issue of Moore Monthly.
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Caregivers are selfless by nature, giving their time and talent to preserve the independence and promote the health of another. But all too often, caregivers do not take very good care of themselves. Over 50% of caregivers report that their health has deteriorated since becoming a caregiver. Many caregivers report that they don’t see their own doctor as often as they should, and over 50% of all caregivers do not see their doctor at all. Many caregivers have bad eating habits and don’t take the time to exercise. One in three caregivers report symptoms of depression and 30% of caregivers are more likely to die before the person they are providing care to passes. It is very important for caregivers to take care of their own health and wellness. They need to extend their selflessness to themselves. There are a number of things caregivers can do to improve their own health: • Make being and staying well a priority. You can’t be a good caregiver if you yourself are sick. • Exercise and move more, even if it is only for a short period of time. • Attend a support group. You learn a lot from peers. • Be aware of the symptoms of stress such as anxiety, sleeplessness, depression and short temperedness. • See your doctor annually and anytime you feel ill. • Find ways to de-stress. Get together with a friend, try journaling, deep breathing exercises, or reading. • Get enough sleep. • Eat more vegetables. • Take a break (also called respite). Aging Services can help you with this.
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Tot Town in South OKC Offers Play Time for Toddlers and Young Kids By Beverly Ferree
When Krista Hernandez first moved to the south side of Oklahoma City from Dallas four years ago, one of her big awakenings was not being able to find places for toddlers to go play. So, in August of this year, she and her husband took matters into their own hands and opened Tot Town Children’s Boutique & Play Space at 841 SW 119th St. in south Oklahoma City. What started as a safe, fun place for kids to play evolved to include monthly events and exercise classes, all centered on family. The first quarter of the store is dedicated to their boutique, with items for infants to larger toddlers. They carry clothes, bows, toys, blankets, bottles and other items. But the back part of the store is dedicated to soft play time for infants and imaginative play for the toddlers. “Our ages range from zero to six years old,” Hernandez said. “Moms can come and get out of the house, meet other people and have a safe place for their babies to play without having to worry about being trampled on by bigger kids. The toddlers can also use their imaginations to play. We have building blocks, trains, a kitchen set…we wanted to have a safe space for the younger kids to play.” The cost to attend for one child is $10 and the second child is $8. If your child is
younger than one year old, it’s $5. They also offer memberships. For a single child, it’s $50 per month and multi-children is $75. The membership allows you to come as much as you want and attend all of their events. “We have one Friday a month when we do a family fun night,” Hernandez said. “From 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., we let the kids play, we have an activity for them and we show a movie on the wall. They can also order a pizza where they get to make their own pizza and watch it cook and then they get to eat it!” Hernandez explained that it’s not just for the kids. “It’s a parent’s day to play, too!” said Hernandez. “We get a lot of grandparents who come, babysitters and nannies, as well as stay at home moms.” And there are also work out opportunities for moms! “We have Mommy and Me Workouts every morning at 10:00,” Hernandez said. “It’s a 30-minute, low impact workout. We can use the kids as weights or they can run and play!” On Saturdays, they have a Mommy and Me Yoga class. “We have an instructor who is certified in pre and post-natal yoga,” Hernandez
said. “The kids can join in and try it, but if they run off, it’s no big deal. If a baby cries, no big deal. It’s a very relaxed atmosphere.” If you bring a child, the classes are free with your child’s entry fee. If you come by yourself, the classes are just $5. And the adults often come just to get out of the house and relax or even work. “We have coffee and hot chocolate, which are complementary,” Hernandez said. “You can sit on the couch and relax. Or visit our boutique and shop. We also have free wi-fi, so some parents who work at home will bring their children to play while they pull out their lap tops and work.” Hernandez has a background in teaching, which makes this an optimal career for her. “I taught junior high for six years in Dallas and ran an in-home daycare here for three years,” Hernandez said. “I decided I want to stay with the little kids. They are just so innocent and perfect and imaginative.” Hernandez said there are a lot of benefits to the kids as well, in addition to the play time. “If you stay home with kids, a lot of times they don’t get to interact with other
kids,” Hernandez explained. “This gives them a chance to interact with kids their same age and learn how to share.” The play area has soft tiles for kids learning to crawl and walk. There are also musical instruments and an area to read books or do puzzles. And the other side is for the bigger kids, where there is a train station, a playhouse, paw patrol toys, baby dolls, animals and cars. There is a loft upstairs that has a fire station and a playhouse. They also offer birthday parties. “We do birthday parties sometimes on Saturday afternoons,” Hernandez said. We set up the back table with balloons, plates, cups, napkins and a banner. We do private parties as well as open play parties.” Private birthday parties are $225 for an hour and a half. They can also do themed parties like horses, superheroes, or Paw Patrol for an additional $25. Tot Town is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. You can check out their website at tottownokc.com or go to their Facebook page for the scheduled events or to find out if they will be closed for a private birthday party.
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Calendar of Events & Performances - January 2018 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT FRED JONES JR. MUSEUM OF ART THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA Generations in Modern Pueblo Painting: The Art of Tonita Peña and Joe Herrera, January 26 – April 8. Nancy Johnston Records Gallery. The first of its kind: a large-scale, high-quality, scholarly exhibition of three generations of modern Pueblo painting. The exhibition is curated by W. Jackson Rushing III, the Eugene B. Adkins Presidential Professor of Art History and Mary Lou Milner Carver Chair in Native American Art, OU School of Visual Arts. Generations in Modern Pueblo Painting spans 1915 to the late 1980s. In addition to Tonita Peña (San Ildefonso/ Cochiti) and her son, Joe Herrera (Cochiti), other artists featured include Julian Martinez and his grandson Tony Da (San Ildefonso); Pablita Velarde and her daughter Helen Hardin (Santa Clara); in addition to teachers and mentors, such as Romando Vigil (San Ildefonso) and Geronimo Montoya (San Juan); as well as younger artists inspired by Herrera, such as Michael Kabotie (Hopi); Martinez’s nephew, Gilbert Atencio (San Ildefonso); and Charles Lovato (Kewa Pueblo). This exhibition is made possible, in part, by a grant from the Norman Arts Council Grant Program. Space Burial, January 26 – April 8. 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.” Fine Print! Posters from the Permanent Co., January 26 – April 8. Ellen and Richard L. Sandor Photography Gallery. British actor, theatre manager, and wit Herbert Beerbohm Tree famously acknowledged, “It is difficult to live up to one’s posters.” Fine Print! Posters from the Permanent Collection explores just how posters worked to sell audiences on products, people, and ideas. It offers visitors an opportunity to see rarely exhibited European and American posters in the museum’s permanent collection that were produced between the fin-de-siècle French poster movement of the 1890s and the 1972 Olympics. Not only will this be the first time many of these posters have been displayed, but the exhibit also marks the museum’s first large-scale poster show in nearly 50 years. Whether bedecked with the sinuous curves of Art Nouveau, the bold patterns of Art Deco, or the minimalist text and imagery of the International Style, these posters demonstrate how style creates and communicates meaning. The posters are arranged chronologically and thematically into five key topics areas: artists, entertainers, patriotism, products, and ideas. Following an introduction to art posters and advertising graphics created by the influential late nineteenth-century French poster designer Jules Chéret, a section on propaganda places World War I posters by prominent American illustrators in dialogue with images by foreign propaganda artists. A third section features promotional images that helped sell commodities, whether art, films, or Olivetti typewriters. Internationalism and utopian idealism is evident in a selection of posters that promoted two major international events: the 1939 Golden Gate International Exposi-
tion and the 1972 Olympics. A selection of posters and graphics produced under the auspices of the Container Corporation of America and General Dynamics Corporation demonstrates how American corporations at midcentury used posters (perhaps dubiously) to pass themselves off as progressive proponents of international harmony. On the surface, these posters promote entertainers, the arts, products, international events, patriotism, and utopian ideals of cross-cultural harmony. Beneath the surface, they reflect the twentieth century’s conflicting values: militarization, world peace, consumerism, religion, individuality, and mass culture. This exhibition not only represents an opportunity for visitors to see rarely exhibited objects and gain a broader understanding of twentieth-century art and design, but also provides an opportunity for interdisciplinary dialogue about aesthetics, promotion, and the shifting boundaries between fine and commercial art. VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE National Theatre Live – Obsession with Jude Law, Sunday, January 21 at 6:00 p.m. Jude Law (The Young Pope, Closer, The Talented Mr. Ripley) stars in the stage production of Obsession. Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge, Hedda Gabler) directs this new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film. This encore presentation is pre-recorded at London's West End and rebroadcast in High Definition (HD). National Theatre Live is co-presented by OCCC and CityRep Theatre. For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: http://tickets. occc.edu/upcoming-events or call (405) 682-7576. The Hunts, Tuesday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. With a harmonylaced take on alt-folk that’s both breathtaking and sweetly ethereal, The Hunts are a Chesapeake, Virginia-based band made up of seven brothers and sisters who’ve been playing music together almost their entire lives. The Hunts’ debut EP for Cherrytree Records/Interscope, Life Was Simple features lead single “Make This Leap,” a lilting piece of indie-folk built on layered harmonies, intricately textured acoustic instrumentation, and lyrics that gracefully shift from melancholy to triumphant. For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: http://tickets.occc.edu/upcoming-events or call (405) 682-7576.
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 moorechurch.com. Friday Night Alive at First Moore, Friday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m. 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 email@example.com. First Moore Baptist is located at 301 NE 27th Street in Moore.
CITY MEETINGS AND EVENTS Christmas Tree Disposal, Through January 12. Live Christmas trees will be picked up through Jan. 12th. Trees need to be cut in 3 foot lengths and placed beside your household trash on your normal trash day before 7 a.m. Call the Moore Public Works Department at 793-5070 if you need information about the Christmas tree disposal program.
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City Council Meetings, Tuesday, January 2 and Monday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore Parks Board Meeting, Monday, January 8 at 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Board of Adjustment Meeting, Tuesday, January 9 at 5:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Planning Commission Meeting, Tuesday, January 9 at 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Moore Economic Development Authority Meeting, Tuesday, January 16 at 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway. City Offices Closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, January 15 (All Day).
COMMUNITY CONNECTION Adopt-A-Pet, Moore Animal Shelter, S-I35 Service Road. Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., closed on holidays. For additional information call (405) 793-5190. Big Trash Pick Up, Moore residents will be allowed two FREE big trash pick-ups a year and one free voucher to the city landfill for each physical address in Moore. Call (405) 793-5070 to schedule your trash pick-up. Neighborhood Watch Program, Moore Police Dept. is starting a Neighborhood Watch Program. If you’re interested in helping your neighborhood reduce crime, contact Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, (405) 793-4448.
FITNESS AND DANCE CLASSES Bootcamps: • Morning Bootcamp is available at First Moore Baptist Church every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 a.m. Ages 13 and up. The class is $2. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. • Evening Bootcamp is available at First Moore Baptist Church every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Ages 13 and up. The class is $2. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Judo, classes held Monday – Sunday at 117 Skylane Drive in Norman for ages 7 and up. A non-profit organization, all classes are offered in a family friendly environment. Fees are $20 per month for an individual or $40 per month for a family. Discount uniforms are available. For more information, call (405) 465-1925 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Adult Salsa Classes, every Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Adelante Dance Studio (Inside Moore Old School) 201 N. Broadway, Suite 201. $10 per class or $35 a month. Call (405) 586-0201 for more information. First Moore Baptist Church of Moore Community Life/Recreation Center, The Link is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday open 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Two basketball courts and racquetball courts, fitness center and walking/running track. For more information, call (405) 735-2527. Karate, First Moore Baptist Church, every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The classes are free for anyone ages 8 and up. Uniforms available at a discounted rate. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Morning Fitness, First Moore Baptist Church, every Monday at 9:00 a.m. Ages 40 and up preferred. The class is $2. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. 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 www.moorechurch.com. Afterschool Matters, First Moore Baptist Church, Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. This program helps students work towards academic success. Available to 1st – 6th grade. Contact director Carissa Taylor at email@example.com to learn more about enrolling your child or to volunteer. Boy Scouts Meetings, Mondays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. Children’s Chimes, Moore First United Methodist Church, Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., 201 W. Main St., children 4th – 6th grade will learn to read music. Cub Scouts Meetings, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. Girl Scouts Meetings, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. LEAP (Learning Enrichment Arts Program), Moore First United Methodist Church, Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., 201 W. Main St. Open to kindergarten – 6th grade. Choir, life skills games, snacks and help with homework. YMCA Before and After School Care, Moore Community Center. Call (405) 378-0420 for participating schools and more info.
MUSIC/ARTS Southern Hills School of Fine Arts, 8601 S. Penn, Oklahoma City. Enrolling children and adults for private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, bass, drums, strings, brass and woodwinds. Call Sarah Gee at (405) 735-6387.
RECOVERY AND SUPPORT GROUPS Celebrate Recovery: • Faith Crossing Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery, Mondays, 13701 S. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City. • First Moore Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery, Thursday nights, 6:30 p.m., First Moore Baptist Church, 301 NE 27th Street. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Support and help for those struggling with addiction. • Fresh Start Community Church Celebrate Recovery 12 Step Program, Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m., 309 N Eastern. Call (405) 794-7313 for more information. Dementia/Alzheimer’s Support Group, Village on the Park, 1515 Kingsridge, Oklahoma City. Contact Karen Proctor at (405) 692-8700 for meeting times and details. Divorce Care, First Moore Baptist Church, Wednesday nights, 6:15 p.m., 301 NE 27th Street. Support group for those going through a divorce. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Grief Share Support Group, First Moore Baptist Church, every Monday night at 6:30 p.m., 301 N.E. 27th Street. Support group for individuals and family members struggling with life events such as death, divorce, and disappointments and learning healthy ways to cope with life. Call (405) 793-2600 for 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 Lyn Jacquemot (405) 326-5554.
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. For more information, contact Mary at (405) 826-2315. Moore Senior Citizen Nutrition Site, Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m., Brand Senior Center, 501 E. Main, (405) 793-9069. Call by 1:00 p.m. the day before to request a meal. Donation for a meal for seniors 60 and above is $2.25. Required cost for a meal for guests under 60 is $5.00. P.A.L.S. Program for Seniors, Seniors are assigned to a buddy who will call every day to check on you. Sign up with Sgt. Lewis, Moore Police Dept., (405) 793-4448. Project Return Home for Alzheimer’s Patients in Moore, For information about enrolling a loved one, contact Virginia Guild at (405) 793-4478 or Sgt. Jeremy Lewis at (405) 793-4448. Transportation: • Metro Transit will provide van service for age 60 and older on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the Moore area to Oklahoma City for medical appointments. Call Jackie at (405) 297-2583. • Moore Council on Aging. Seniors may have transportation anywhere in the city of Moore for errands or appointments. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Call (405) 799-3130 at least one day in advance. • “Share-A-Fare” for age 60 and over or disabled. Purchase taxi fare at 40% off.
SERVICE, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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. Info: call (405) 445-7040. South Oklahoma City Rotary Club, every Friday, 12:00 p.m., Southwest Integris Cancer Center, SW 44th St. and S. Western, Oklahoma City. A civic organization dedicated to contributing and volunteering in our community.
VFW Bruce January Post 8706, the second Thursday of every month, 7:00 p.m., Lynlee Mae Event Center, 501 W. Main St., Moore. All veterans welcome. Call Mike Eaton at (405) 8314405 or go to www.vfwpost8706.org for more information. Women: Moms Club of Moore, the second Thursday of the month, Westmoore Community Church. Go to www.momsclubsofmoore.com for more information.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Volunteer for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, January 2 - January 28. Volunteer jobs include: sorting and processing produce, organizing the warehouse, stocking shelves, checking clients out, and more. For more information call (405) 6003188 or email MRom@regionalfoodbank.org, The food bank is located at 2635 N. Shields Blvd. American Cancer Society seeks volunteers who would like to help drive patients to their cancer treatment and/or volunteer with our local Relay for Life event. For more information visit www.relayforlife.org/mooreok or contact Mel Rogers at (405) 841-5817 or email@example.com. Blue Star Mothers of America. Moore City Hall is a donation drop-off for items for our service members overseas. For needs, see www.bsmok6.org or go to City Hall. Help Deliver Meals to Moore homebound residents. Volunteer drivers needed. Call Darlene Carrell, 793-9069, Brand Center. The Hugs Project, a non-profit organization, puts together care packages for our troops in the Middle East. For more information, call (405) 651-8359 or TheHugsProject@cox.net. Moore Food Resource Center, a part of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, allows volunteers to help fight hunger in Moore. Volunteers at the Moore Food Resource Center will assist with a variety of tasks, including serving as client shopper helpers, assisting with loading and unloading vehicles, sorting and shelving food items and cleaning. The Moore Food Resource Center is located at 2635 N. Shields. For more information on becoming a volunteer, contact Alex Strout at firstname.lastname@example.org or (405) 600-3186. Oklahoma Ducks Unlimited. Volunteering for Ducks Unlimited is a great way to have fun, meet new people and support Ducks Unlimited’s critical waterfowl habitat conservation mission. Whether you want to sell event tickets, gather donations, secure sponsorships or help put on a successful party and fundraising event, there are many opportunities that will fit your needs to support your local community. For more information about volunteering, please contact Mr. Nathan Johnson, Regional Director for Oklahoma Ducks Unlimited at (405) 315-0093 or Mr. Randall Cole at (479) 220-9735. Serve Moore. Are you looking for a way to help others? Serve Moore is looking for volunteers to help with disaster relief and renewal projects. If you would like to volunteer or need volunteer help, visit www.servemoore.com/help to submit a request. You can also visit the Serve Moore headquarters located inside the Community Renewal Center at 224 S. Chestnut Avenue in Moore. For more information, visit www.servemoore.com or call (405) 735-3060. To keep up with the events and opportunities that are being added throughout the month, log on to mooremonthly.com and click on the Calendar link at the top of the home page. You’ll find an updated calendar all year long.
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Chelino's By Beverly Ferree When Marcelino “Chelino” Garcia came to this country from Aquas Calientas, Mexico, in 1979 at 15 years old, he had just 36 cents in his pocket. At that time, he could not have fathomed the success he would eventually have in Oklahoma. Starting with his first restaurant in south Oklahoma City 28 years ago, Chelino now has 13 restaurants located across the Oklahoma City metro, including his most recent one located at 2113 Riverwalk Drive in Moore. Chelino started his career in the restaurant business on the ground floor. As a dishwasher at Nino’s Mexican Restaurant in Oklahoma City, Chelino would watch and learn as he was in the kitchen. Eventually he started cooking for the restaurant, moving his way up to management, first as the assistant manager and then the general manager. Everything he learned working at Nino’s stayed with him when he opened his first Chelino’s location. Now he owns 13 restaurants, import stores, an ice cream factory, a bakery and a tortilla and meat market. Chelino’s daughter, Sofia Marquez, echoed what so many already know about her dad, “As an employer, my dad is willing to take his shirt off his back to give to an employee. I believe that is why his more than 500 employees enjoy working with us. He truly cares about each and every one. He will show up to a restaurant and greet all by name!” Chelino’s new location in Moore seemed like the obvious next move for their business, “We have lived in South Oklahoma City our whole lives. We are established in the area, so we thought it was time to move to Moore. We know that it’s quickly expanding, and we think it is a great place to be!” One of the things that makes Chelino’s so popular is the consistency of the food. No matter which location you eat at, you are guaranteed to have delicious and fresh food. They have many of the most popular Mexican dishes, including enchiladas and tacos, but they also have their specialties like Nachos Nortenos, which are traditional nachos made with fajita beef or chicken, beans, cheese, jalapenos, sour cream and guacamole, but they are made with fried flour tortillas instead of corn. Also popular is their Salsa Lupe, made with poblano peppers, onions, potatoes, avocado and their special spices. My personal favorite is the carne guisada, made with beef, chicken or shrimp and salsa verde (green salsa). It’s spicy and reminds me of where I grew up in El Paso. And the one dish that keeps people coming back to Chelino’s is their fajitas. “We take pride in marinating them with our secret spices in our meat processing factory,” Marquez explained. But perhaps the dish most popular with Chelino is the one he named after his mentor, Nino. Nino’s Favorite Enchiladas comes with two enchiladas topped with a fried egg, served with rice and beans. If you’ve never tried enchiladas with an egg on top, you’re missing out. But one thing is for certain, no matter what dish you select at Chelino’s, whether it’s spicy or mild, it will be good. After all, it’s backed by 28 years in the business and a man who is determined to help others just like he was helped years before.
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Home Buyers May Qualify for $40,000 Toward A New Home By Beverly Ferree
The City of Moore has set aside $1 million to give to those who buy homes in neighborhoods that were hit by the 2013 tornado. The city has a new Down Payment Assistance Program that offers citizens with low-to-moderate income an opportunity to receive up to $40,000 towards a down payment and closing costs on a new home in the areas ravaged by the May 2013 tornado.
Below is a list of requirements for future homebuyers:
City officials hope this program will stimulate areas like Plaza Towers, Kings Manor, and Hunter’s Glen. The money will be dispersed on a first-come-first-serve basis and priority will go to those displaced or impacted by the 2013 tornado. “This program not only helps potential homebuyers invest in their future, but also invests back into the community,” said Moore City Manager Brooks Mitchell. “There’s nothing like the feeling of owning your own home, and we hope this program will give Oklahomans that opportunity, even if they once thought that dream was out of reach.”
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• Must buy a home in one of the Targeted Funding Areas within the City of Moore • Must not exceed current income guidelines for their family size • Must have the ability to get the 1st Mortgage either through a bank or mortgage company • Must provide minimum funds equal to 1% of sales price as your commitment to buying the house • Must have three months principal and interest payments in a savings account at closing • Must occupy the purchased property as their primary residence for the five-year affordability period • Must attend a certified Homebuyer Education Workshop prior to closing • Property must be owner occupied or vacant for three months if previously rented to anyone except the buyer • Property must pass a City Inspection prior to closing • Maximum purchase price: $138,000 existing - $180,000 new construction.
Below are the maximum income requirements per family size: • $37,700 1-person family • $43,100 2-person family • $48,500 3-person family • $53,850 4-person family • $58,200 5-person family • $62,500 6-person family • $66,800 7-person family • $71,100 8-person family If you think you qualify, the next step is to determine how much you can afford. The total housing expenses cannot exceed 32% of your income to qualify for the program. For example, if you make $3,000 per month, your new mortgage and utilities cannot exceed $1,000. And your debtto-income ratio cannot exceed 42% of your income. You must have three months of mortgage payments in the bank at closing, and you must put down a minimum of 1% of the cost of the home at closing. The loan origination fees cannot exceed 3% of the total cost of the home.
If you meet the financial requirements, step two is to obtain pre-approval from a lender. Next, submit an application and attend a Homebuyer Education Workshop. And your final step is to find an eligible home. Remember, eligible homes must be located within the tornado-impacted areas within the City of Moore and cannot exceed $138,000 for existing construction or $180,000 for new construction. To check to see if you qualify or for more information on the program, contact Linda Rowe at Neighborhood Housing Services of Oklahoma, 405-231-4663 or visit nhsokla.org.
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Jan. 1 – Library closed 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2 – Preschool Story Time 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2 – Barks, Books & Buddies 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 – Lapsit Story Time 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 – Kid’s Club 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 – Preschool Story Time 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10 – Lapsit Story Time 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 11 – Pre-K Play 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 – Preschool Story Time 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 – Barks, Books & Buddies 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 – Lapsit Story Time 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17 – Sensory Story Time 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 – Family Story Time 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22 – Tween Scene: Snowflake Art 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 – Preschool Story Time 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24 – Lapsit Story Time 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 – Pre-K Play 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30 – Preschool Story Time 10 and 10:45 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 – Lapsit Story Time
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Teen and Adult Jan. 1 – Library closed 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6 – Come-and-go Knitting Group 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 8 – Tai Chi for Health 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 English as a Second Language Conversation Class 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9 – Pilates 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11 – Penn Avenue Literary Society 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 English as a Second Language Conversation Class 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16 Australian Wine and Cheese, at Village on the Park 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 18 How-To Health: Making Healthy Snacks 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 Teens Reading Terrific Literature (TRTL) 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 22 – Tai Chi for Health 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 English as a Second Language Conversation Class 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 23 – Pilates 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 25 – Friends of the Library Book Bazaar 9 a.m. Friday, Jan. 26 – Friends of the Library Book Bazaar 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 26 – Teen Cardboard Creations 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 30 English as a Second Language Conversation Class
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Activities at The Station FIT KIDS ALL ABOARD KIDS CLUB: Arts, Crafts, Board Games Designed especially for Kids 7-12 years of age. Depending on the day, kids can play various sports and games in the gym ranging from basketball, soccer, dodgeball and much more. There will also be days and times where the youngsters can expand their mind by participating in arts and crafts as well having fun playing board games. This Club is open to Pass holders and Non-Pass holders. We hope to see your kiddos come out and enjoy the fun as The Station really is a place for everyone. WHEN: January 1st - December 31st TIME: Varies by day Mondays 4:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M. - Board Game Fun Tuesdays 4:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. - Youth Gym Activities Thursday 4:30 P.M.-7:30 P.M. - Arts and Crafts Saturdays 11:00 P.M.-3:00 P.M. - Youth Gym Activities WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: 7-12 year olds Cost: Free for Pass Holders and Day Pass Holders INSTRUCTOR: The Station Staff FALL BREAK DATES: October 19th - 20th (TH-F) Time: 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. THANKSGIVING BREAK DATES: November 20th - 24th (M-F) Time: 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. WINTER BREAK DATES: Dec 21st - Jan 2nd (M-F) Time: 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M
ADULT ART CLASSES ADULT MORNING PAINTING & DRAWING CLASS DESCRIPTION: Paint and draw with watercolor, acrylic and other media. No experience necessary. All supplies included. Class taught by certified art instructor. WHEN: January 15th - February 19th Monday Mornings (6 Classes) TIME: 10:00 A.M - 12:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: October 1st - January 14th FEE: $55 per session INSTRUCTOR: Donna Barnard ADULT DRAWING CLASS DESCRIPTION: Explore several drawing media (charcoal, pastel, ink, pencil, etc.) and various techniques in this class. No experience necessary. All supplies included. Class taught by certified art instructor. WHEN: January 16th - February 6th Tuesday Nights (4 Classes) TIME: 6:45 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. for October Classes 6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M. for January Classes WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: October 1st-January 15th for January Classes FEE: $55 per session INSTRUCTOR: Donna Barnard
ADULT EDUCATIONAL CLASSES 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: January 8th - February 26th, Monday Nights (8 Classes) TIME: 7:30 P.M. - 8:45 P.M.
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WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 18+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: October 1st - January 8th FEE: $65 per session INSTRUCTOR: Tori Sangi
ADULT DANCE CLASSES LINE DANCING Learn how to do a variation of multiple line dances. Fun class. Class varies each time. WHEN: January 10th - February 28th, Monday Nights (8 Classes) TIME: 7:45 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: Adults 18+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: October 1st - January 9th FEE: $55 per session or $8 per class INSTRUCTOR: Claudia Clark
FAMILY FUN EVENTS FAMILY GAME NIGHT DESCRIPTION: Open for families of all ages with a variety of different family games from board games like Monopoly to card games like Go Fish. Also more active games like Ping Pong. WHEN: January 25th TIME: 7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center FOR: AnyoneKids 6 & Under accompanied by an adult REGISTRATION PERIOD: No Registration free to come! COST: FREE CLASS INSTRUCTOR: The Station Staff PING PONG MANIA DESCRIPTION: Free to come. Whether you want to play just for fun or have a more competitive game, this is for you. Our team will also have a tutorial of how to play. WHEN: February 15th TIME: 7:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center FOR: Anyone- Kids 6 & Under accompanied by an adult REGISTRATION PERIOD: No Registration free to come! COST: FREE CLASS INSTRUCTOR: The Station Staff
SPANISH LANGUAGE CLASSES SPANISH 4 KIDS DESCRIPTION: Learn Spanish for beginners. Kid classes will teach Spanish to the children with parents and the parents will learn how to teach their child at home. WHEN: January 8th - March 1st Every Monday & Thursdays (16 Classes) TIME: 5:15 P.M -6:15 P.M. for September Classes 4:00 P.M-5:00 P.M. for January Classes WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room FOR: 6 - 13 Yr. Olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: October 1st - January 7th for January Classes COST: $85 per session CLASS INSTRUCTOR: Rocie Petchprom SPANISH 4 ADULTS WHEN: January 8th - February 26th Every Monday (8 Classes) TIME: 6:15 P.M - 7:15 P.M. for September Classes 5:30 P.M. - 6:30 P.M. for January Classes WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room FOR: 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: October 1st-January 7th for January Classes COST: $65 per session CLASS INSTRUCTOR: Rocie Petchprom
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: January 8th - February 26th Every Monday (8 Classes) TIME: 6:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room FOR: 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: October 1st - January 7th for January Classes COST: $65 per session CLASS INSTRUCTOR: Rocie Petchprom
PARENTS NIGHT OUT WHEN: January 5th, February 2nd TIME: 6:00 P.M - 10:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room & Child Watch Room AGES: 3 - 11 Years Old REGISTRATION PERIOD: August 1st through the first day before Parentâ€™s Night Out for that month. FEE: $15 per child CLASS INSTRUCTOR: The Station Staff You will check your child in the Child Watch Room for ages 3-6 and the Activity Room for ages 7-11.
YOUTH DANCE CLASSES COMBO DANCE CLASS DESCRIPTION: This is a class where we combine Ballet, Tap, and Jazz throughout the class so the student can get an even mix of the 3 styles of dance. High energy and fun. All Classes will then get Practice Sessions included in the cost For a Recital. Recitals will be the end of February at a date to be determined. WHEN: January 3rd-January 24th Wednesday Nights (4 Classes) January 31st-February 21st Wednesday Nights (4 Classes) TIME: 6:30 P.M - 7:15 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 4-8 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: September 1st-December 5th for December Classes October 1st-January 2nd for January Classes October 1st-January 30th for February Classes FEE: $45 per session ($35 for the December) INSTRUCTOR: Amy Shipman
HIP HOP/JAZZ DANCE CLASS DESCRIPTION: This uses popular and current music the kids will know and recognize to learn dances and choreography with different elements. Age appropriate music that is clean and not derogatory. All classes will then get Practice Sessions included in the cost For a Recital. Recitals will be the end of February at a date to be determined. WHEN: February 1st-February 22nd Thursday Nights (4 Classes) TIME: 6:30 P.M - 7:15 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 4-8 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: October 1st-January 31st for February Classes FEE: $45 per session ($35 for December) INSTRUCTOR: Amy Shipman BABY BALLET DESCRIPTION: Without mom and dad, the child gets to learn the basics of Ballet through music, movement, and balance. Fun, positive, and appropriate for the little ones. All Classes will then get Practice Sessions included in the cost For a Recital. Recitals will be at the end of February at a date to be determined. WHEN: February 1st-February 22nd Thursday Nights (4 Classes) TIME: 5:30 P.M. - 6:15 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 3-5 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: October 1st-January 31st for February Classes FEE: $45 per session ($35 for December) INSTRUCTOR: Amy Shipman TODDLER DANCE CLASS DESCRIPTION: Toddler will learn the basics of Dance all while having fun and making new friends in the process. All Classes will then get Practice Sessions included in the cost For a Recital. Recitals will be the end of February at a date to be determined. WHEN: January 31st-February 21st Wednesday Nights (4 Classes) TIME: 5:30 P.M - 6:15 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 18 months-3 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: October 1st-January 30th for February Classes FEE: $45 per session ($35 for December) INSTRUCTOR: Amy Shipman
Schedules may change and more camps or classes may be available. Please check out The Station's website for details.
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By Beverly Ferree
Westmooreâ€™s Kennedy Staton Wins Winter 2017 Class Acts Award
Kennedy Staton being presented the award from Chad Cobble of Cobble Insurance. Kennedy also received a $100 gift card.
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“I think it’s really fun to see students at Westmoore get involved,” said Staton. “These are students who are not necessarily in leadership, but they get excited to participate in this fundraiser. Our students went above and beyond this year to provide for these students.” This year Winter Wishes bought gifts for 120 students. The youngest was two years old and the oldest was 16. “You don’t really know the student’s background or what they’re like,” Staton said. “It’s just really cool to be able to buy things for them and help make their Christmas better.”
Nominate a Student for the Class Acts Award Today! Here’s how it works: 1. Nominate a student who you believe is going above and beyond to make a difference. a. Elementary through high school students are eligible. b. Must live within the coverage area of the Moore Public School District. c. Home school and private school students are also eligible (who live within the MPS district). 2. Email their name, grade and why you believe they’re a Class Act to email@example.com 3. Moore Monthly staff will review all submissions and select one student who especially stands out as a Class Act. 4. The winning student will be announced and awarded a Class Acts certificate and a $100 gift card at their school. 5. For questions or additional info, email Jeff Albertson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Staton is Westmoore’s Student Council VicePresident. This year she was in charge of running the Winter Wishes program, under the direction of teacher James Helton. Her responsibilities included contacting the counselors at the elementary and junior high schools in the area to get them on board with the program. Each counselor was asked to identify the ten families most in need this holiday season. The counselors shared the details of the family with Staton, including their ages and sizes, but the students never find out the families’ names. From there, Staton sent the information to all Westmoore teachers, and they, along with their students, decided how many families to adopt. The next step was to purchase presents for the family or families they adopted, wrap and label the presents, and turn them in to Staton and the Student Council for delivery to the schools.
Helton has been the sponsor of this program for six years, and this is the biggest year they’ve had since he started working with the program. Staton was thrilled to work with Winter Wishes. “Winter Wishes is a big deal for us,” said Staton. “We get to provide presents for all of the students who otherwise wouldn’t get Christmas this year.” But that’s not the only benefit Staton sees. Getting the entire school involved is also exciting.
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he winner of the Winter 2017 Class Acts Award goes to Kennedy Staton, a senior from Westmoore High School who headed the Westmoore’s Winter Wishes program designed to provide toys and clothes to kids in the Westmoore area who are in need.
How does learning to say “No” help my time management? One time management technique we do not use enough is simply saying no. We are quick to say yes, giving away our time, then we wonder why we have no time left for what we want. If you find your calendar is full, or full of things you don’t want to do, then it’s time to start saying no – nicely. People ask for our time every single day. In addition, if we give our time away to everyone who asks for it, we end up feeling frazzled, tired and grumpy. We have the option to say no, although it often does not occur to us. Learning when and how to say no is a way of valuing and managing our time – it is decision management – choosing to spend our time on the most important matters. Know your “no”. Identify what is important to you and acknowledge what is not. If you do not know where you want to spend your time, you will not know where you do not want to spend your time. Before you can say no with confidence, you have to be clear that you want to say
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“no”. Be clear about your business and personal goals and make sure you block the supporting activities first on your calendar. All other steps follow this one. When we say no to one thing, in effect we are also saying yes to something else. This might be yes to time to recharge, sleep and renew our energy. It might be yes to some thinking space. It might be yes to more time for ourselves, or yes to time for the people and things that matter most to us. Here are some key things to think about for when the answer needs to be no: • Next time you feel pressure to give an instant answer, stop. Log out of your email or leave the room. Shut your eyes for five minutes, walk round the block, or sleep on it. Think about whether you really want to say yes. Think about whether you really have the time for it. Pausing before responding uses far less time than it takes to backtrack and to undo a commitment you wish you would not have made to begin with. • “I’ll check and get back to you” is a great way to buy yourself some thinking time and avoid making an instant commitment you might regret. This gives you time to decide whether to say yes and to decide when a good time is for you if you are committing to dates. Most people will accept this as an entirely reasonable response. It implies you are checking with your calendar or another person. It does not fix you to a timeframe by which you need to reply, and it buys you the thinking time you need. • When you turn off digital distractions such as email, your smartphone and social media, you are saying no to people being able to contact you as and when they please. Instead, you are deciding to show up online at a
time convenient to you. This is a simple way to say avoid unwanted interruptions. Yet we do not always make the most of our ability to be in control here. • Sometimes, what we need to say rather than no is not now. If someone approaches you with an idea, venture or suggestion that you are interested in, but you just do not have the headspace to consider it because it is a particularly busy time, say so. Be specific. For example: “This is a busy two weeks. Please can you contact me again after June 27th?”This means it is back on their To Do list and you can forget about it. If, instead, you try to tackle it there and then, you risk becoming overloaded, not doing a very good job, or making a bad decision. • Be prepared to miss out. Some of us have a hard time saying no, because we hate to miss an opportunity. In addition, saying no always leads to a missed opportunity. However, it is not just a missed opportunity; it is a tradeoff. Remind yourself that when you are saying no to the request, you are simultaneously saying yes to something you value more than the request. Both are opportunities. You are just choosing one over the other. • Gather your courage. If you are someone who is used to saying yes, it will take courage to say no, especially if the person asking does not give up easily. You may feel like a bad friend. You might feel like you are letting someone down or not living up to expectations. Maybe you will imagine that you will be seen or talked about in a negative light. Those things might be the cost of reclaiming your life. You will need courage to put up with them. Time management is really decision management. When you have a clear picture of what is most important in your business and personal life, and calendar those items, it establishes a useful compass. We will never get everything done – getting the-things-which-matter-most done is the secret! Learning to say “no” in a good way will help you stay on course and be effective and will help you not burn out.
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Moore Norman Technology Center
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Ask the Tax Guy
How can I make 2018 a better year tax-wise and financially? And, why can’t I say “taxly” if I can say “financially”? Singed,
Rationalization has been said to be how we
cept, various things have suggested themselves
consciously deal with an already made uncon-
to me that I have been able to implement based,
scious or subconscious decision. I want to buy
not a calendar (New Year’s) but my timetable.
a new high-dollar pickup truck. I buy it through
I have been able to follow through because the
my business. I make the payments to keep the
‘suggestion’ is coming from within me, not
My brother has said he hopes to have one
truck and fall behind in my taxes. I then attack
original thought before he dies. I like to syn-
the government for being a ‘bloodsucker.’ The
To answer your second question, why not
cretize (that’s me showing no mercy for your
taxes were a known quantity, but, I wanted that
say ‘taxly’ – it might catch on. That is how the
hangover). One of my probably plagiarized
English language has gotten to be over one
semi-original thoughts is that as we age, we become ourselves, only more so.
I used to work part-time at a CPA’s office that
million words and counting.
was a 45-minute drive from their office to my home. Driving home at 10 o’clock at night after a
long day, I would listen to the radio. There used
I don’t remember the economist’s name that
a radio call-in show called, I think, The Dr. Joy
won a Nobel prize [well, technically The Nobel
Brown Show, something like that. One night, in
Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (officially
response to a question
Swedish: Sveriges riksbanks pris i ekonomisk
I don’t even remem-
vetenskap till Alfred Nobels minne, or the Swed-
ber, her answer was
ish National Bank's Prize in Economic Sciences
posed as a question:
in Memory of Alfred Nobel)], but, I remember
Do you want to raise
that he won it for establishing that the ‘markets’
are not rational, that irrationality must be fac-
or children who will
tored in when trying to understand how eco-
be capable of mak-
nomics works. Why do I bring that up? Because
ing decisions in their
most New Year’s Resolutions seem to come
own best interests as
from a premise of this is logical, now do it.
This musing brings me to an answer to your first question: Be good to yourself.
With my business clients, I suggest they play
The two are
to their strengths and bolster their weaknesses.
That presupposes they know their strengths and
gested, rather force-
weaknesses. I think it was Plato that said the un-
fully, that they can be.
examined life is not worth living. Perhaps a bit
But, I see enough of
harsh, but another way of saying "Know Thyself."
what I see as people
When I was an auditor/tax collector (yes, one
A friend sug-
of those), I would deal with taxpayers who were
sions in their own best
not paying their taxes. Invariably, I found that
interests, to be health,
they were not behind just to my agency, but all
wealthy and wise.
of the various taxing agencies to a greater or
lesser extent. It was never a conscious decision
on their part. They were just trying to make ev-
Good To Myself in my
erything in their life work and yet, when I lis-
own life, it comes out
tened to them, they did not have a sense of how
in many ways.
they got to where they were.
‘meditate’ on that con-
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Getting Us All to a Healthier Place in 2018
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Norman Regional Health System has a resolution for 2018. It is “to get us all to a healthier place.” You may have seen our resolution on billboards or advertisements. Norman Regional wants to be a leader in health and wellness care for all those who live in our communities; whether you visit us in the hospital, a provider clinic, or even if you live within the areas we serve. In 2017, we helped many people in Moore move toward a healthier place. I wanted to share Regional Senior Counseling Center provided more than 17,650 therapy sessions. EMSSTAT, the ambulance provider for the City of Moore, responded to 4,464 calls for service. In November, we hosted 552 fourth graders for the Kids Are Special People program, which teaches schoolchildren about health and wellness. Norman Regional Moore also added new physicians. Two new family medicine physicians joined Norman Regional Primary Care – Moore. Rosemary Ayitey, MD joined the practice in October 2017. Starting this January another new physician, Casey Peters, MD, will begin seeing patients. Dr. Peters is board certified in family medicine and offers wellness visits and physicals, sick care, and diagnosis and treatment of various health issues such as high blood pressure and diabetes. To make an appointment with either of these providers, call 405.912.3120. If you or someone you know is thinking about a weight loss resolution in 2018, Norman Regional has the experts to help you. Journey Clinic provides both medical and surgical weight loss options. You can learn more at www.JourneyClinic.com. Medical weight loss, or bariatrics, is a comprehensive approach, including unique programs for medically complex patients and those who have a Body Mass Index or BMI of 30 or above. Journey Clinic’s program offers the guidance and opportunity for lifestyle changes through diet and exercise. The medical portion of Journey Clinic is overseen by Laure DeMattia, DO, a physician who specializes in weight-loss medicine. If you want to explore surgical options, Journey Clinic and its surgeon Lana Nelson, DO, FACOS, offer bypass surgery, sleeve surgery, band surgery and modified duodenal switch. All of these procedures can be performed using minimally-invasive laparoscopic surgery. This means the surgeon uses a tiny camera, called a laparoscope, and thin surgical instruments. For patients, this means less blood loss, smaller scars, and a quicker recovery time. As we kick off the New Year, I want to thank you for your support of Norman Regional Moore and our team of healers. Norman Regional has been in the community of Moore for over a decade and we look forward to the many decades to come.
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Where the Healing Begins
By Richie Splitt, FACHE President and CEO of Norman Regional Health System
Dietary Fat: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
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By Sarah Barnes MS, RD/LD, Community Dietitian Dietary fats are an important part of the diet, but with everything we hear in the media about good fats and bad fats, it can be confusing to know what to do. All types of fat give us energy and help keep us full longer. It's important to know that fats provide twice as many (9 calories per gram) calories as protein or carbohydrates (4 calories per gram). Each type of fat has its own specific qualities.
Monounsaturated fats are typically liquid at room temperature but solidify once refrigerated. They are found in olive oil, canola oil, soybean oil, peanut oil, nuts, seeds, and avocados. Many studies have shown a decrease in cholesterol and triglyceride levels when monounsaturated fats are substituted for saturated fats.
• Limit your saturated fat intake to less than 10% of your total calorie intake. This means <18 grams per day if you typically eat 1600 calories or <22 grams per day if you eat 2000 calories daily.
Polyunsaturated fats (which includes omega-3 & omega-6) are liquid both at room temperature and when refrigerated. The typical American diet is rich in omega-6 fatty acids but low in omega-3’s. Omega-3’s are very beneficial for heart health, so it’s important to include them in our diets regularly. Common sources of omega-3 fatty acids include fatty fish, walnuts, some vegetable oils (canola, soybean, olive), flax & chia seeds, leafy green vegetables, and fortified foods. Omega-6 fatty acids are found in vegetable oils, salad dressings, and margarines. Saturated fats are typically solid at room temperature. They are found in animal products, milk, cheese, butter, bakery goods, fast foods, snack foods, palm oil, palm kernel oil, and coconut oil. A diet high in saturated fats can lead to high LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) levels and the development of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, so you want to limit this fat in your diet. Trans fats are by-products of changing liquid oil into solid fat via hydrogenation to increase the shelf-life. Due to health concerns, many food producers have started replacing these fats with healthier alternatives. However, they are still frequently found in restaurant frying oils, processed foods, stick margarines, snack foods, baked goods, and baking mixes. Trans fats not only raise LDL cholesterol (bad cholesterol) but it also lower HDL (good cholesterol), so you want to limit this fat in your diet as well.
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• Read nutrition labels & choose products low in saturated fat and trans fat. • Watch those portion sizes (1 tsp of oil, butter, or margarine = 1 serving).
• Limit your total fat intake to <30% of your total calorie intake. This would be a maximum of 50 grams on 1600 calorie diet or 65 grams on a 2000 calorie diet. • Look for words “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated” oil. This will let you know if trans fats are present in the food. • Include nuts, fatty fish, oils, leaner cuts of meat, and lower fat dairy.
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Former UConn Star and OU Coach Helping Local Athletes Achieve Excellence
BY ROB MORRIS
Stacy Hansmeyer remembers what it felt like the first time she picked up a basketball. “As soon as the ball was in my hands it just felt right,” said Hansmeyer. Her instincts were spot on. Hansmeyer would go on to play for two of the best coaches in the nation. One was Sherri Coale, while Coale was at Norman High School before taking over the University of Oklahoma’s women’s basketball program. Then Hansmeyer played for Geno Auriemma, the legendary coach at the University of Connecticut who has led the Huskies women’s basketball team to 11 national championships. Hansmeyer won a state championship during her senior year at Norman and a national championship during her senior year at UConn. “It was an incredible feeling to invest so much work to win a state title with Coach Coale at Norman,” said Hansmeyer, “And then to win a national championship at UConn was something I’ll never forget.” Hansmeyer carries with her sincere appreciation for the lessons she learned under both coaches, lessons she’s instilling in the lives of young area athletes like Westmoore graduate and current Xavier University player Ashley Gomez. Her elite basketball camp helps prepare girls and boys, from those who aspire to play Division I basketball to those who merely hope to see more playing time in high school. “Playing for Coach Coale and then playing for Coach Auriemma are two of the toughest things you can ever do in life,” said Hansmeyer, “I think the biggest lesson I learned from them and basketball is that if you give up some of who you are to something bigger than yourself it will come back to you tenfold.”
After graduating from UConn, Hansmeyer joined Coale on the OU coaching staff, where she continued to learn from the coach who turned the Sooner women’s program around. It was a natural transition for Hansmeyer. Her connection with Coale dated back to her first years of learning the game when her father signed her up for one of Coale’s basketball camps. “I remember getting encouraging notes from her,” said Hansmeyer, “I would go to one of her camps, and when I got home there would be a note in the mail from her waiting for me.” That encouragement was balanced by a lot of hard work in the gym as Hansmeyer embraced Coale’s call to excellence on the basketball court. The young high school star spent hours working on all elements of the game in high school. That hard work paid off with a scholarship offer to the University of Connecticut, home of the nation’s premier women’s basketball program. “Reaching your maximum potential is not an easy thing to do,” said Hansmeyer, “You have plenty of up and down moments, but to leave high school with a state championship and then win a national title at UConn is the most unbelievable feeling. There’s this sense that all of the work, every second of the pain, was worth it.” Hansmeyer smiles as she talks about the “blood, sweat, and tears” of her playing and coaching career and all of the basketball knowledge she has gained through those experiences. For the past five years, she has directed all that knowledge and most of her energy at helping local boys and girls realize their dreams of maximizing their potential. She does individual training on basketball skills for around 75 athletes a week
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and offers different camps based on the aspirations of players who come to train with her. “The goal is to help each player maximize their potential,” said Hansmeyer, “It’s as rewarding to help a player who hasn’t been starting into a starter as it is to help someone become one of the best players in the state of Oklahoma.” Westmoore graduate Ashley Gomez is one of the players in the latter group. Gomez began working with Hansmeyer while in high school and was named to the Oklahoma Coaches Association All-State team in 2016. After seeing little action during her freshman year at Xavier, Gomez returned home to work with Hansmeyer last summer. This year Gomez is averaging 14-minutes-pergame for the Musketeers. Gomez credits Hansmeyer with helping her reach a new skill level. “I wouldn’t be where I am without Stacy,” said Gomez, “We worked hard over the summer, and it helped prepare me for the physicality of the college game.” Hansmeyer points to Gomez as a great example of a player who has embraced the challenge to reach their highest potential, no matter what their basketball goals might be. “I have an elite level camp that operates at a very high level,” said Hansmeyer, “They’re intense, 3-hour camps designed for kids who want to make it to the next level. But I also have camps where kids come in a learn skills in a more fun way.” While her camps are available for boys and girls of various ages, Hansmeyer agrees with coaches who encourage younger athletes to try different sports before locking in on one choice. “Parents need to allow kids a chance to find out what they’re good at and what they like while
they’re young,” said Hansmeyer, “But I think that by the time they’re in high school it’s ok for them to focus on one sport, especially if they hope to play at the next level.” And if they hope to be successful at any level Hansmeyer has one crucial piece of advice for every athlete, no matter what sport they play. “I think the biggest thing I would tell kids is 'Don’t quit too soon,'” said Hansmeyer, “You see it so much these days, so many athletes transferring between programs because things aren’t going just the way they hoped. I think they miss a great opportunity because you miss a chance to learn important things about yourself that only a tough situation can show you.” Hansmeyer says that helping kids achieve their dream, whether it’s a D1 scholarship or just more playing time on their team, is one of the things that motivates her. But she also relishes being an aunt to all of the nephews and nieces that come from having four sisters and one brother. “Right now I am absolutely in a great part of my life,” said Hansmeyer, “I’ve got a great family who all live in Norman and spending time with them. I’ve been working with kids for five years now, so I’ve gotten to the point where they’re leaving me for college and then coming back to keep me updated on their college challenges. So it’s really fun seeing these younger kids grow up. Nothing motivates me more than seeing them get better and accomplish their goals.”
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Review: The Last Jedi By Rob Morris
Directed by: Rian Johnson Written by: Rian Johnson (based on characters created by George Lucas) Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Oscar IsaacDomhnall Gleason, Benicio Del Toro
“This is not going to go as you think.” It is a line of dialog Luke Skywalker speaks to Rey in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” a moment that’s over in a flash. But in retrospect, it was a warning to all of us who thought we knew where the Star Wars saga was heading. Writer/ director Rian Johnson has steered the story on an exciting, new
course with the latest visit to a galaxy far, far away. It’s pretty much impossible to talk about the game-changing impact of Rian Johnson’s mighty “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” without spoilers, so DO NOT read any further if you haven’t seen the film and want to experience it in all of its surprising and revelatory glory. Trust me. Stop reading and see the movie. Then come back. Johnson (Looper) sets the tone for a massive change of direction when Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), after being handed his long-lost lightsaber from the original trilogy, casually tosses it over his shoulder and walks away. The moment stuns Rey (Daisy Ridley), the young heroine from
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“Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The force is strong in her and so is the expectation is that Luke will do for her what Yoda did from him in the original trilogy. Surely he will instruct her in the ways of the Force so that she can lead the Rebels against evil Supreme Leader Snopes (Andy Serkis), his protégé, Kylo Ren/Ben Solo (Adam Driver) and the First Order which has risen in the place of the old Empire. It’s easy to think that Luke’s disregard for his signature weapon is just a plot device meant to create tension in the story. How will Rey convince him to pick up the lightsaber, once again assume the mantle of Jedi master, and teach her the ways of the Force so that she can bring balance to the galaxy. Again. To be honest, that’s what
I expected. A series of give-andtakes until Rey wins over Luke followed by an inspiring training sequence that quickly brings her up to Jedi-master status. Sort of a reheated “Empire Strikes Back” plot. Comforting and familiar. “The Last Jedi” completely blows that concept up in a way that is unsettling to Star Wars fans (which would explain the mixed reaction from those who’ve seen the movie). What Johnson has done is paid proper respect to the “old Star Wars” story structure and then ripped it apart, laying the groundwork for not just an epic third installment (due in May 2019) but an expanded Star Wars universe that has very little to do with the Skywalkers.
The heart of the Star Wars saga has always been the Skywalker family. From the moment we met young Luke dreaming of adventure while staring at a double sunset, through the revelation that Leia was his twin sister, and then the horrific moment we realized they were both the offspring of Darth Vader/Anakin. Star Wars has always been about the Skywalkers. Even 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” seemed to bring us back to Luke as the last hope of the Rebellion as they fought against the evil First Order. There was this sense of epic renewal in the movie’s final scene as potential Padawan Rey (Daisy Ridley) tracked the aging Jedi master to a mysterious planet and placed Luke’s old lightsaber into his hand. When Luke tells Rey, “This is not going to go the way you think.” he’s talking to generations of Star Wars fans as much as he’s talking to Rey. George Lucas built the original Star Wars story structure on the concept of Joseph Campbell’s “monomyth,” which is also known as the “Hero’s Journey.” Lucas has talked about how he structured the hit movie after reconnecting with Campbell’s “The Hero with a Thousand Faces.” Essentially it’s the story of a young and inexperienced hero who takes off on an unexpected adventure, is instructed by a wise, old master, then screws up royally before finally triumphing in his quest.
Kylo Ren delivers the second saga-shattering line to Rey when he reveals that he knows who her parents are. They were just wandering junk traders who sold her. “You are nothing. You are not important.”It is a devastating moment… especially for those who were betting that Rey was Kylo’s secret twin sister or cousin. But it is also brilliant because it takes us all the way back to the very first moment of the original Star Wars in the most subtle of ways. The Skywalker name has become legendary, something that Luke himself notes with great sarcasm as he talks about his failure to keep Kylo away from the Dark Side. To make Rey just the child of some distant, unimportant couple takes us all the way back to Anakin, who was the child of a slave. It’s as simple as this: the Force doesn’t follow family lines. It’s as democratic as you could be. Anyone might have a particular affinity to the Force, and that’s a concept that we’ve lost over the 40-years since we first met the Skywalkers. As much as I love the saga of Luke, Leia, Han, Chewy, Yoda, Ben Kobi, and all the rest...I find this refreshing enough that I will say that “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is now my favorite Star Wars movie. Not necessarily the best, but my favorite and it’s not even close. Just please, in the name of the Force, leave the midichlorians out of it.
When you set aside the Star Wars timeline and consider that it has been just over 40 years since Lucas first introduced to the Star Wars characters, it’s clear that the story needs a bit more of an update than only a fresh new hero to retrace Luke’s footsteps. The Skywalkers are everything, and Rey’s greatest hope is not just that she might learn the ways of the Jedi from Luke, but that she might also discover who her parents are. Fan speculation has been rampant on this thought with lots of speculation that she might even be Luke’s daughter or a hidden child of Han Solo and Leia.
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4. The Force Awakens:set 30 years after the destruction of the original Death Star, J.J. Abrams does a nice job of introducing us to the characters who will move the Star Wars story forward while connecting us with our old friends from the original trilogy. The death of Han Solo was painful, but the movie itself was a great set-up. Oy, my ears! Some Star Wars fans are voicing their disapproval over the “The Last Jedi.”
5. The Return of the Jedi:
Wait. Did I say, “voicing?” It would be more accurate to say their complaints are landing somewhere between “howling” and “shrieking.” They are NOT happy, friends. Some have even gone so far to label the movie as….pause for dramatic effect….the WORST movie of ALL TIME!
the rousing and satisfying resolution of the first trilogy. Luke, Han, Chewy, Leia, and the rest of the gang team up with those fuzzy little Ewoks to destroy the Empire’s new Death Star, kill the evil Emperor, and save Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader from the Dark Side. While some feel it was a little inferior, most Star Wars fans were singing “Yub Nub” with great gusto as the final credits rolled.
Seriously, kids. Simmer down or I’ll pull this car over. I mean it. In my opinion, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is one of the best Star Wars movies ever made. So now seems like a good time to go ahead and rank all of the movies from best to worst. Feel free to disagree.
1a. The Last Jedi: No. I am not kidding. Writer/director Rian Johnson does a masterful job of shifting the story from the old Star Wars formula to a vision that opens up all sorts of possibilities for future stories. Add to that great performances from nearly everyone and the future of the franchise has A New Hope. (see what I did there?)
1b. The Empire Strikes Back: Just a hair behind The Last Jedi. In the wake of the thrilling debut of A New Hope, director Irvin Kershner delivered a darker and more sinister chapter that revealed Darth Vader as the father of Luke and Leia. The movie is almost universally beloved now, but most people forget that it received mixed reviews from critics and Star Wars fans when it debuted in 1980.
2. A New Hope: the one that set everything in motion. George Lucas with his version of “The Hero with a Thousand Faces” singlehandedly changed the way Hollywood looked at summer movies. The trademark opening crawl gave way to a near-perfect blend of classic storytelling themes blended with new technology. Audiences ate the film up, keeping the film playing in some theaters for more than a year. Confession time: I saw the movie 22 times at the theater while I was in college. It was not my best year, grade-wise. 3. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story: Gareth Edwards delivered the thrilling backstory the sets up the original 1977 “Star Wars: A New Hope.” It traces Rebel spies as they steal the plans for the Death Star that enable Luke to blow the weapon to smithereens. The final scene of the movie gave me chills with how seamlessly it connects to the movie that first took us to a galaxy far, far away.
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Lucas, the creator of the Star Wars universe, has insisted that his original intention was to do three prequels and have the story end with “Return of the Jedi.” Who really knows why it took him nearly 20 years to get around to making those prequels. What we do know is that his personal life pretty much disintegrated shortly after the release of ROTJ. That might explain why he tinkered with the original trilogy, making changes that no respectful Star Wars fan really likes. When he did finally take fans back to that galaxy far, far away it was with the 1999 release of the dismal “The Phantom Menace.” Natalie Portman was fine as the Queen of Naboo, Princess Padmé. Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson were outstanding as young Obi Wan Kenobi and his mentor, Qui-Gon Jinn. But it’s hard to find much good to say about Jake Lloyd, the youngster chosen to play nine-year-old Anakin. Bad acting. Worse script. Disappointment galore. And we didn’t even talk about the disaster that was Jar Jar Binks. Lucas’ choices didn’t get any better with “Attack of the Clones” or “Revenge of the Sith.” Hadyn Christiansen in the role of the now 19-year-old Anakin was actually worse than Jake Lloyd. The script was no better and things spiraled down, down, down from there. For those reasons I am declining to rank those three films. Sure, they’re canon in the Star Wars universe. But most Star Wars fans are completely content to have them locked away in some back room. The good news is that the return to the Star Wars galaxy we’ve seen with these three new movies gives us every reason to hope that great stories are yet to be told, even if those stories don’t exactly resonate with those vocal fans who are demanding that the tone and fabric of the original trilogy be brought back to life.
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Moore Rotary Community Excellence Award: By Rev. Adam Shahan, Moore Rotary Club Moore Faith Clinic A building that was once a police station, a county health department, and then dormant for city storage has sprung to life once again - and is a shining beacon of hope in the City of Moore. At 224 South Chestnut sits the Moore Faith Medical Clinic - a space utilized in partnership with the ServeMoore Community Renewal Center. The clinic is the only completely free urgent and primary care clinic in all of Cleveland County. The clinic is the recipient of the Moore Rotary Club Community Excellence Award. I walked through the halls with Dave Evans, pastor of Highland Baptist Church and coordinator and team leader for the clinic. "We see between fifteen and twenty-five uninsured or under-insured people every week. We've got triage, four exam rooms, a pharmacy, and a diagnostic lab." Evans shared as we walked the clinic. Six doctors and one nurse practitioner give volunteer hours to the clinic on rotation, and other nurses, case managers, volunteer coordinators, and security and prayer teams are hard at work. "We've got over twenty-five churches and nonprofits represented in the people who are helping here," Evans shared. "This really is neighbors helping neighbors." Dave and his wife, Dena, have served Highland Baptist Church for over twenty years, and the church was uniquely positioned to be a resource center in the aftermath of the 2013 tornadoes. Evans shares that the EF-5 tornado was a catalyst for beginning the Moore Faith Medical Clinic. "We started because we looked out around us and saw neighbors helping neighbors. Moore is truly a city of people who care for one another. We see the clinic as an extension of that kind of care."
The clinic is in partnership with several churches, non-profit organizations, and the Diagnostic Laboratory of Oklahoma (DLO). Plans for services are set to expand. Dave and Dena shared about the future: "Through a grant and other donations, we are going to add more diagnostic equipment that will allow us to give same-day results to patients. That adds a lot to what we'll be providing here." Providing free urgent and primary care takes countless hours from medical professionals and volunteers from our city. I walked away with three big ways we can help Moore Faith Medical Clinic continue to love and serve our neighbors: 1) Give financially to the cause. Your gift will help the clinic continue to move forward in providing care at no cost to patients and expand services. 2) Feed the volunteer teams. Most volunteers are coming straight from other jobs to give time and energy at the clinic. Your small group or organization can sign up to provide meals for volunteers. 3) Join the team. The biggest factor in being the only completely free urgent and primary care clinic in our county is that individuals and groups are serving selflessly. From patient intake to hospitality; from joining the prayer team to stocking the break room; from the waiting area to the exam room; the Moore Faith Medical Clinic is making a tangible difference in the lives of our vulnerable neighbors. To volunteer, donate, or to learn more go to facebook.com/MooreFaithMedicalClinic
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New Year’s Traditions Around the World By Olivia Dubcak New Year’s is a holiday that is relished by people all over the world. It signifies leaving hardships in the past, beginning with a fresh start, and embracing new opportunities… all of which is universally admired. Although the New Year is acknowledged far and wide, there are many different ways that people like you and me celebrate the holiday. You know many of the conventional American New Year’s traditions: eating black-eyed peas for prosperity and kissing at midnight of New Year’s Day. But have you ever wondered what people in other countries do to ring in the New Year?
SPAIN: In Spain, it is custom to eat 12 grapes for 12 months of good luck. BUT, you have to begin eating the grapes at midnight and eat one for each stroke of the clock in order to get your year’s worth of luck.
COLOMBIA: Colombians carry their empty suitcases with them on New Year’s, in hopes of a travel-filled year.
GERMANY: In Germany, carp is a traditional New Year’s dish. It is custom to take a fish scale from dinner and place it in your purse, in the hopes of earning money in the upcoming year.
BRAZIL: Brazilians go to the sea when the clock strikes midnight and skip seven waves, making one wish for each in the New Year.
ITALY: An Italian New Year’s custom subscribes to the ‘out with the old’ idea, literally. Throwing your old things out the window symbolizes readiness to embrace the New Year. Watch your head!
PHILIPPINES: In the Philippines, it is considered good luck to open all doors before midnight, allowing good luck to enter the home. This includes cabinets, drawers and windows.
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