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VOL. 12 • NO. 11 • NOVEMBER 2017 EDITORIAL Publisher Brent Wheelbarger Editor Jeff Albertson Creative Director Rob Morris Copy Editor Katie Roberts


8 Thanksgiving Throwdown: Tales from Turkey Days gone fowl and advice on how to avoid a family food fight.

America on Its Best Day: In honor of Veterans Day, we hear from a Moore resident who shares stories from WWII.


20 R&R Homes’ Edgewater is Building Connections: Cutting edge style gives these new homes appeal.

Platt College Gives to Ally's House: Platt College students at the Moore campus recently dug deep into their pockets to help others.

WRITERS Staff Writers Beverly Ferree Rob Morris Brent Wheelbarger Luke Schumacher Contributing Writers Adam Shahan Henry Dumas L.T. Hadley Kathleen Wilson Becky Feldman Jessica Conley Jaylin Brophy Lindsey Canoy CREATIVE Art Director Jeff Albertson Design Shelbi Rosa Sam Bowen Photography Rob Morris Shelbi Rosa Mark Rose Fred Wheelbarger Augmented Reality Kenna Baker Rob Morris Video Zach Delaune ADVERTISING Sales Donna Walker Aleta Wheelbarger EXECUTIVE President Armand McCoy Chief Financial Officer Ennie H. Neeley Office Manager Suzanne Torvi Distribution Fred Wheelbarger International Friend Affan Chowdhury

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Oh, joy! The Holiday season is upon us. We dive right in to the stuffing and the gravy and tell tales of Turkey Day Throwdowns. Also, Beverly met with a professional family therapist to share how a Holiday family fiasco can be avoided. Don't wanna make Aunt Linda mad, 'cause she brings that bomb potato casserole with the extra cheese on top.

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November also hosts Veterans Day, a day which we honor those who have given their all for our country. Brent chats with a Moore Veteran who saw action in WWII and reminds us to be thankful. We also asked you on facebook what you were thankful for and we got a great response. The list was compiled and organized and made in to one of those nifty word clouds to enjoy on page 13. Thankful you are reading this Moore Monthly!

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Thanksgiving Throwdown: Real Life Holiday Horror Stories & How to Avoid Them BY BEVERLY FERREE Many of us daydream about Thanksgiving family dinners playing out like a Norman Rockwell painting. But in reality, many of us can’t remember a time when the turkey was cooked just right, the in-laws weren’t arguing about politics, the cousins weren’t upin-arms about whether the Sooners or Cowboys were the team to beat, Uncle Bob wasn’t telling Mary how to raise her children, and Dad wasn’t preoccupied with Aunt Mary’s tattoos. Few of us, if any, are Norman Rockwell families. Sometimes it’s our family differences that make us unique. Take a look at some of the stories submitted from readers about their personal Thanksgiving Day debacles: “My husband and I were recently married when I decided to host his family for Thanksgiving at our new home. I should have known everything was going to go downhill that day when I woke up sick with a sinus infection. But they were my new in-laws, so I didn’t think I had a choice. After getting up to put the turkey in the oven, I reached for the refrigerator door and pulled it completely off the refrigerator! My new husband rushed to help me. So, while he was busy trying to fix the refrigerator door, I got the turkey ready to put in the oven. But when I went to preheat the oven, I realized the oven was broken! I couldn’t handle anymore, so I just started crying—balling to be exact. My poor husband didn’t know how to console me, so he called (of all people) his mother to help! She came over and brought her convection oven and saved the day. Thank God she was so sweet to me. She gave me a hug and promised me that I was not the only person to ever have a day like that one. It turned out to be a great day and brought my mother-inlaw and me closer together. But for a while there, I was a blubbering mess!”

“I remember one year, when my mom was still alive, that she was responsible for making the pies for Thanksgiving. As everyone was “eating” their pumpkin pie, my mom noticed that everyone was kind of playing with their food and not really eating it. “What’s wrong with the pie?” she asked. My dad tried to cover it up, “Nothing! We’re just all so full!” So, my mom sat down with her pumpkin pie and spat it right back out. She had forgotten to add sugar!” “One year my father and his brother got in a huge argument over which school had the better sports program, OSU or OU. My father went to OU, my uncle went to OSU, and my grandfather was tired of hearing about it! So, he got up and made his sons follow him. He made a circle with whipped cream in the backyard and told my father and uncle to get in the circle. He then made them wrestle to settle the argument and he was the referee! Everyone was laughing so hard, including my father and uncle. After it was over, my uncle had won the argument, probably because he wrestled in high school. But to this day, whenever someone wants to argue about anything at Thanksgiving, my grandmother always says, “Herb, get the whipped cream!” “My mom is a prankster, always has been. Well, my younger sister decided to host Thanksgiving dinner at her house that year and my mom came to help. She convinced my sister to run to the store for something she forgot. While my sister was gone, my mom took the stuffing out of the turkey, put a Cornish hen inside the turkey, and replaced all the stuffing. When the turkey was done, as my sister was removing the stuffing, her spoon hit the Cornish hen. When she pulled it out, my mom said, “Janet, you’ve cooked a pregnant turkey!” Janet was horrified and started to cry


hysterically! It took a while for her to remember that birds lay eggs.” “When I was in high school, I was the only vegetarian in the family, so my mom made me a “special dish” one year. I thought it was a special gourmet dinner, but I found out later it was only baked spaghetti with ketchup! It was so delicious, it’s become my traditional Thanksgiving meal.” “I am not a great cook, but my husband, nonetheless, offered to have Thanksgiving dinner at our house one year. Well, I wasn’t about to cook an entire feast, so I ordered everything from the rolls to the turkey. I brought home the meal, transferred it into all of my seldom-used serving dishes, and pretended I cooked it! I put all of the boxes in a trash bag and stored it in the trunk of my car before everyone got there. Once they arrived, everything was ready, including the turkey, mashed

potatoes, dressing, candied yams, green bean casserole, rolls…the whole nine yards! I even had two different pies cooked. The family loved the dinner and I am now known as the cook of the family! No, I never told them the truth. Why spoil a good thing!” “One Thanksgiving when my kids were younger, my son asked his grandfather for a piece of pie. Having just eaten a full Thanksgiving meal with extras, so my father asked my son, “You want a piece of pie? Where on earth are you going to put it?” Looking at his grandfather as if he lost his mind, my son, in his infinite wisdom of eight years old replied, “On a plate!”

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Family Friendly Advice for Handling Disagreements During the Holidays BY BEVERLY FERREE For many families, thoughts of Thanksgiving dinner elicit excitement and an opportunity to bond with family members and friends. For others, it’s much more complicated. So, if you’re among those feeling anxious about the upcoming holidays, here’s some advice on how to go “cold turkey” with the debates. Crystal Rios, M.S. and LMFT (Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist) from Moore Family Therapy, offers some great advice on how to stay sane during the holidays.

I HATE TALKING POLITICS, BUT DID YOU HEAR WHAT SHE SAID! Political discussion can be heated considering the emotions tied to the current political climate, but it is possible to have a level-headed conversation. Rios advises being respectful and listening when discussing political issues.

“When having a conversation with someone you disagree with, it is important to try and avoid persuading the other person to change their belief,” Rios said. “It is unlikely that this will happen. The idea is to listen and let them know they are heard. In order to do this, ask questions for clarification and suspend judgement. Validation goes a long way. It doesn’t mean that you agree but that you understand and they are heard.” And Rios recognizes that this can be hard to accomplish, “Try to suspend judgment. Remember that everyone has their own perspectives, which are formed from their experiences. Try to understand things from their perspectives and not your own. Try and find something you can agree with and reflect on that.” Rios also advises that you ask people if they would like to hear your opinion before sharing it.

OH MY GOD HE’S SO OBNOXIOUS! Every family has one. That over-thetop, opinionated, loud, biased family member that doesn’t have an off button. But Rios advises that you think about removing yourself from the situation before you react. “I think it is important to know when you are feeling flooded, this is a rise in heart rate,” Rios said. “Your body is telling you it is time to step back and remove yourself. I would suggest no less than 20 minutes. Do not continue to engage in conversation when you are feeling flooded. You may say something like, “I need some fresh air or I’ll be back in 20 minutes.” This gives you time to calm down.”


And what is the best advice when you return? “I don’t suggest telling someone their beliefs are wrong or that they are unfounded. But you may respectfully disagree by saying, ‘I hear you, but I disagree’ or ‘I would be interested in seeing where you got these facts.’” And if that still doesn’t work, Rios offers this advice. “Be assertive,” Rios said. “Tell them how you feel by using ‘I statements’ and removing the word ‘you.’ For example, try saying, ‘I feel frustrated when I am not understood.’” HOW ‘BOUT THEM COWBOYS! The topic of sports has a long-standing tradition of sparking firey attitudes in many families. Whether it’s OSU or OU, the Cowboys or the Packers, inevitably someone is going to get in your face if you’re not careful. So, what is Rios’ advice? “Try not to take things personally,” Rios said. “Light-hearted competition can be healthy.”

CAN YOU BELIEVE SHE LETS HER KIDS DO THAT? It doesn't get more personal than when someone tries to tell you how to raise your children. But Rios says to remember their purpose for giving the advice in the first place when they speak up. “You can say things like, ‘Thank you for the advice’ or ‘I’ll take that into consideration.’ Don’t take things personally. Usually, when family members are giving advice they are coming from a good place. Even if you disagree, you can say, ‘That’s interesting’ and let it go in one ear and out the other.”

WORDS OF WISDOM So, what’s Rios’ best advice when trying to maintain your cool and show respect to others when you become frustrated? “Use humor,” Rios said. “You can even do this in the middle of a conflict if used respectfully, as an attempt to repair the conflict or keep it from going further. Do not be sarcastic.” And there are rules to follow for anyone in any situation. “Basically, in conflict of any kind, don’t try to persuade, eliminate the use of the word 'you', and take responsibility for your own feelings,” Rios advised. “Don’t give advice without asking permission and learn when to take a break from the environment. Typically, if the other person feels heard, not necessarily understood, but heard, they will not feel a need to argue further. ‘I hear you’ can go a long way.”

We asked the community what you are thankful for and here are the results via a word cloud. What is the Moore Monthly team thankful for? Our readers. You guys rock for real. Happy Holidays!

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America on Its Best Day By Brent Wheelbarger

Moore resident Jessel Williams has no difficulty recalling one of the most shocking memories of his life, a visit to the Dachau Concentration Camp in Germany at the close of World War II. “All the clothes were in a pile out there,” said Jessel. “They had them take off all their clothes before they put them in the gas chambers. And then the survivors were walking around, just like skeletons. They forbid us to give them anything to eat or drink because their systems wouldn’t accommodate it. It was just horrible to see those people walking around.” On Jessel’s uniform was an American flag patch. It represented something important to the survivors of that camp, where an estimated 30,000 people were gassed. Men with the U.S. flag symbolized liberation and freedom from that awful place. According to Jessel, “They were exhilarated to head back home. Regardless of how bad it had been, they were glad they survived. They

were glad to see us, and thankful, no doubt about it. We flew them from Dachau back to Paris, where they would send them back to their homeland.”

appreciated that,” said Jessel. “It’s still going on today; we’re still there. And it’s paid dividends. They don’t have the problems there that they have in the Middle East.”

In those moments, everything the flag embodied literally changed history. But Jessel’s relationship with it started long before the war.

He stayed on with the Air Force for many years after the war, flying troops and supplies to farflung places including the Pacific, Europe, Africa and South America. He witnessed the dawn of the cold war during the Berlin Airlift of 1948 and flew supply missions during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1961.

“It started out in the Boy Scouts, where I was taught to properly respect the flag,” said Jessel. “I’m an Eagle Scout and I’ve really tried to be a scout and live up to the scout code. It’s been part of my life. And that includes honoring the flag.” Jessel entered the European theater of WWII in January of 1944 as a member of the Army Air Force; just in time to witness the full scope of devastation in Britain, Germany and all of Europe. He then stayed on several years after the war as the U.S. military helped Germany rebuild. “They weren’t really glad we were there, but they knew they were being treated honestly and they


In each case, the flag served as a symbol of something special to him, a reason for the mission, a standard of freedom throughout the world; and in some situations, a symbol of loss. “I’ve seen men killed in service,” said Jessel. “And I don't understand now why people don’t always honor the flag and those who have given their lives.” Undoubtedly there are varied reasons why people sit when the

anthem is played and the flag is raised. Some might view those reasons as justifiable. But for a generation of Americans who are quickly passing away (Jessel is in his 90’s), the flag isn’t anything to be toyed with. It represents a continent liberated from totalitarianism and hatred, of a free society that won the Cold War, of the men and women who died in service to others, of his Boy Scout patrol learning to believe in things bigger than themselves. For Jessel, even when his country doesn't always live up to the lofty precepts, the flag still represents our highest ideals. You could say it’s a symbol of America on its best day…and for The Greatest Generation, that’s worth standing for.


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ARTS, CRAFTS & HOBBIES Masters House Art and Frame, framing and art, Old Town, 223 S. Broadway, (405) 237-3131 Oklahoma Hobbies & Remote Control, 2200 SW 74th, Oklahoma City The Stitching Post, sewing specialty shop, 316 N. Broadway, (405) 794-0026

BICYCLES 405 Bicycles, 3251 Market Pl, #110, Norman Al's Bicycles, 8900 S Walker, Oklahoma City

BOUTIQUES & CLOTHING Clothes Mentor, 1609 Penn Park, Oklahoma City Daffodil Lane Boutique, 103-A N. Broadway Ave., Moore Daisy Exchange Moore, 2741 S. Service Rd., Moore GiGi's Baby Boutique, LLC, 1991 S Tower Dr., Ste D Moore Grand Junction Clothing Co., 10600 S Pennsylvania Chatenay Square, OKC HAY VICS, 111 W. Main St., Moore Lacy Lu Boutique, 2514 N Moore Ave., Moore Pink Attitude Boutique, 10617 S. Western, Oklahoma City Plato’s Closet, 10400 S. Western #3, Oklahoma City The Ritzy Gypsy, 11707 S Western Ave, Oklahoma City Thread 222, Women’s and Men’s Clothing and Gift Shop, Old Town, 222 N. Broadway, Moore, (405) 793-0222 The Tilted Tulip, 13316 S Western, Ste Q, Oklahoma City

GIFTS & COLLECTIBLES Abby Candles, 200 SW 19th St Moore Becky’s Gift Shoppe, home décor, jewelry, etc., Showplace Market, 2001 S. Broadway, Moore The Enchanted Cottage, 10600 S Pennsylvania Chatenay Square, Oklahoma City Gypsy's Gone Junkn, 123 SE 4th, Ste C-D Moore Kaye’s, 8605 S Western, Oklahoma City The Moore General Store, 525 S Broadway Ave, Moore The Old Ballpark, 9210 S. Western, Oklahoma City Past Perfect, 824 A SW 134th, Oklahoma City

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$230,000 to $280,000, depending

ald. “I was born and raised here. My

outlet or hang a tv, we can do that

food that people are reinventing

on what you put into the home. But

parents also went to Moore High

then. The biggest walkthrough is

from the 1950s and 60s nowa-

one thing is for certain, each home

School. Moore has been home for-

with the trim carpenter, and he will

days. R&R Homes’ newest subdivi-

will look different.

ever, so this is where we are based

customize all your cabinets, kitch-

out of.”

ens, closets or bathrooms to exactly

sion, Edgewater, is reminiscent of

“We have bungalows and crafts-

days gone by as well. Similar to the

man homes,” Fitzgerald said. “We

homes designed by Joanna and Chip

want all of the houses to have a cer-

Gaines from HGTV’s Fixer Upper,

tain look but still not look exactly

“You would pick out your floor

Edgewater is trying to give people

the same. So, we’ll have brick, sid-

plan and your lot first, and then you

alternative options to the current

ing, and copper. They have porches,

would agree on a price and sign a

“Certain personalities can have a

traditional style homes. Founded on

several have big porches, kind of go-

contract,” Fitzgerald said. “It takes

difficult time,” Fitzgerald said. “If

the concept that the community is

ing back to the 1950s and 60s.”

about six months to build, although

you’re easily stressed or have a hard

important, Edgewater is built to encourage connectedness. Lori



So, you want to buy a home. R&R explains the process.

what you want.” But Fitzgerald warns you that certain personalities may have a hard time building.

The owners of the company are

Oklahoma weather is really hard to

time making decisions, it would be a

Rocky and Russell Clark, a father

predict. We could get it down as ear-

more difficult process. I always en-


and son team who went into busi-

ly as five months, but it could take

courage people to go through one of

Manager, is particularly proud of

ness in 2001. Fitzgerald and Rus-

as long as seven depending on the

our houses. If you love the house and


sell Clark’s grandfather built homes

Oklahoma weather.”

the finishes, go with those. Or you

“Our newest community is Edge-

in Moore back in the 1970s, and

Once you’ve selected the floor

water,” Fitzgerald said. “We are the

when Clark graduated from col-

plan, the next step is to meet with

only builder in there, and we’re

lege he decided he wanted to start

the builders.

proud of that. We’ve spent years

building homes, too. That is when

developing the floor plans to go in

R&R started.

can just walk in and say, ‘This is the house. I want this house. Build it.’” So, if you’re interested in build-

“When we get the floor plan, we’ll

ing a home in Edgewater or around

sit down and see if you want to do

the metro, you can find R&R in

there, and they are really unique.

“After the 1999 tornado, there

any tweaks like build a wall, move

their office five days a week. They

They’re more of the farmhouse,

were several lots that had never

a door, add a cabinet,” Fitzgerald

are located at 3006 S. Sunnylane

craftsman style that is new and

been built on,” Fitzgerald said. “So,

said. “Then a couple of weeks later,

Rd. in Moore, just south of 19th

upcoming, kind of patterned after

R&R bought those lots and built on

you’ll meet with a designer and pick

Street, across from the fire sta-

HGTV’s Chip and Joanna Gaines. We

them. We started with ten homes.”

out everything from top to bot-

tion. But even on the weekends, you

opened the neighborhood in March

R&R builds homes across the

tom like the paint, tile, finishes and

can find someone at the Edgewater

of this year, and once everything is

metro, including Moore, Mustang

light fixtures. We know everything

Subdivision. You can reach R&R at

done, we’ll have about 200 homes.”

and Newcastle, but their home has

in advance pretty much before the

(405) 703-1212 or

always been in Moore.

walls start going up. Then the build-

The homes in Edgewater are approximately $135 a square foot, so

“We’re third and fourth genera-

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the homes on average are between

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annual fall rollout of Oscar-caliber performances. But we also have a hunger for spectacle and fun – and this holiday season looks to offer some great opportunities to satisfy both appetites. So without further

November 3 Directed by: Dan Gilroy Written by: Dan Gilroy Starring: Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell Dan Gilroy explored the seamy side of LA’s video “stringers” in “Nightcrawler.” Now he’s back with another walk on the dark side, this time focusing on the story of an idealistic man who strays down the wrong path. Denzel Washington plays the title role of a strong-willed lawyer who, after a series of tumultuous events, finds himself at a moral crossroad. Worth Seeing?: This one looks very promising, definitely keeping it on the radar!

Murder on the Orient Express November 10 November 3 Directed by: Kenneth Branagh Written by: Michael Green based on the Agatha Christie novel Starring: Johnny Depp, Daisy Ridley, Michelle Pfeiffer, Judi Dench, Penelope Cruz A killer is loose aboard the opulent Orient Express, and it’s up to Detective Hercule Poirot to solve the case before the murderer strikes again. Kenneth Branagh directs himself as Poirot, who must determine which of the 13 suspects is the criminal. Agatha Christie’s novel was published back in 1934 and Hollywood took its first crack at the story back in 1974. Branagh and company will have to do some great work to measure up to that film’s cast which featured Albert Finney, Lauren Bacall, Ingrid Bergman, Sean Connery, John Gielgud, and Jacqueline Bisset. Worth Seeing?: Should be a fun ride with the support of strong cast.

ado, let’s dive into our 2017 Holiday Movie Preview…


Justice League November 17 November 3 Directed by: Zach Snyder (Joss Whedon) Written by: Chris Terrio, Joss Whedon Starring: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Mamoa, Henry Cavill OK…there have been some real concerns over how the DC Comic’s big-time superhero team-up was going to come off. The early trailers were marked by Zach Snyder’s trademark grimness, something that kept “Man of Steel” and “Batman vs Superman” grounded. But with Snyder on leave from the production after a family crisis, Joss Whedon (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, The Avengers) stepping in to see the ship home, reports of a lightened tone have raised expectations. The last trailer seemed to reflect more of a sense of fun…even though Batman, Wonder Woman, The Flash, Cyborg, Aquaman, and presumably Superman will be fighting to save the whole world from destruction. And then there’s the choice to make Aquaman a sort of super-powered marine king with a redneck attitude. Should be fun. Worth Seeing?: The last trailer has me off the fence and ready for the Justice League to assemble….umm….I mean, go all in.

Wonder November 17 November 3 Directed by: Stephen Chobsky Written by: Stephen Chobsky Starring: Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Mandy Patinkin Based on the best-selling children’s novel, “Wonder” tackles the issue of bullying in school as experienced by Auggie (Jacob Tremblay), a middle-school student with a facial deformity. Expect some serious tweaking of the heartstrings in this one. Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson play Auggie’s parents. Worth Seeing?: Great premise tackling a significant issue.

Darkest Hour November 24 Directed by: Joe Wright Written by: Anthony McCarten Starring: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristen Scott Thomas In the wake of Christopher Nolan’s stunning “Dunkirk” it only makes sense that we would get another look at how Winston Churchill rallied the British people in the face of the certain defeat they were facing at the hands of Hitler and the Nazis. Gary Oldman has delivered some memorable performances over the course of his long career...but the early buzz on “Darkest Hour” is that this could be an Oscar-worthy moment. Worth Seeing?: Never, never miss a Gary Oldman movie.

Death Wish November 24 Directed by: Eli Roth Written by: Joe Carnahan Starring: Bruce Willis, Elisabeth Shue, Vincent D’Onofrio

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle December 22 November 3 Directed by: Jake Kasdan Written by: Chris McKenna, Jeff Pinkner Starring: Dwayne Johnson, Karen Gilliam, Kevin Hart, Jack Black It’s been 22 years since Robin Williams climbed out of the Jumanji game board. That time around the Jumanji magic brought the jungle to our world. This time the players are leaving our world for the jungle thanks to an old video game console (think Atari) that turns four high school kids into adult avatars. The quartet must survive the game to make it back home. Johnson and Hart were hilarious in last year’s “Central Intelligence” and with Jack Black in the mix…this one just might live up to the original. Worth Seeing?: Hit the play button, baby! Game on!

Pitch Perfect 3 December 22 November 3 Directed by: Trish Sie Written by: Kay Cannon Starring: Anna Kendrick, Ruby Rose, Hailee Steinfeld, Rebel Wilson So…the Bellas have navigated their way through college where they prevailed against an all-male acapella group to win Nationals. Then they triumphed against a German acapella group to win the World Championships and restore the sullied name of The Bellas. What’s left to conquer? Apparently, they have to trounce a group of female musicians who can sing and (GASP) play instruments at the same time. Expect hijinks, a dash of rude humor, lots of music, and a Bella victory. Worth Seeing?: Can we bring back 8-track tapes instead?

Not gonna lie. I was really resisting this remake when it was announced. The Charles Bronson version of “Death Wish” was one of the formative movies of my young life and it just seemed so wrong to bring it back again. Just as I’m starting to warm up to the idea of Bruce Willis in full-on vengeance mode, we get the tragedy in Las Vegas that puts gun control (again) back in the crosshairs. It’s going to be interesting watching America wrestle with a vigilante “John McClane”, armed to the teeth and taking on criminals. Worth Seeing?: Bruce is always fun when he’s armed and dangerous.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi December 15 November 3 Directed by: Rian Johnson Written by: Rian Johnson Starring: Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill Episode eight in the full Star Wars saga, number two in the final Star Wars trilogy. Lots of Luke Skywalker to be seen here as the Rey continues to seek her place in a galaxy where good and evil are locked in a death match. Star Wars fans were mostly happy with the homage that was “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” even if it did kill off Han Solo. Now it’s Rian Johnson’s (Looper, Breaking Bad) turn at the helm. The last trailer raised some serious questions about this episode of the story and is leaving many to wonder if the overall feel will be similar to “The Empire Strikes Back” which is long considered to be the best of all the Star Wars movies. Worth Seeing?: The force is strong in this one.


Senior Living - by Kathleen Wilson

Honoring our Senior Veterans with Benefits

Veterans and seniors deserve the best living environment and personal care there is to offer. At Featherstone of Moore, we put the heart into senior living. This is reflected in the attention and optimal care we give to our residents and their families. You are not just a tenant to us here at Featherstone. You are Family! Our community offers a wealth of quality supportive services that help people maintain the greatest level of independence possible. Services are affordable and tailored with each individual resident in mind. Some of our amenities include: • Affordable studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments equipped with private baths and kitchenettes. • Laundry and housekeeping services. • Home cooked meals that provide balanced nutrition and special diet needs. • Scheduled exercise and fitness programs. • Activities that include outings and varied entertainment. • Cable television, paid utilities, and free wi-fi. • Around-the-clock caring staff. • Helping hand with personal care and medication administration. • Plus much more!


ARE YOU MISSING OUT ON HARD-EARNED VETERAN’S BENEFITS? At Featherstone we work with veterans to get unclaimed financial reimbursement they are entitled to receive. Many veterans don’t know about the Aid and Attendance benefit, which pays most of their affordable rent at Featherstone. Veterans and surviving spouses may be eligible if they have a regular need for the aid and attendance of a caregiver or if they are homebound. The monthly benefits can be quite substantial. The veteran or spouse is paid directly. Payments are not sent to the residential community. The following chart lists the maximum benefit amount: AID & ATTENDANCE MAXIMUM BENEFIT Monthly Annually Veteran Alone $1,758.00 $21.096 Married Veteran $2,085.00 $25,020 Surviving Spouse $1,130.00 $13,560 Elderly veterans and surviving spouses whose incomes are above the congressionally-mandated legal limit for a VA pension may still be eligible for monthly Aid & Attendance benefits if they have high expenses for care that are not reimbursed by insurance or other sources. Best of all, if the veteran qualifies, Aid & Attendance funds are provided in addition to monthly pension and Social Security benefits. To qualify for the Aid and Attendance benefit, the veteran must have served 90 days or more of active duty, with one of those days during wartime. Wartime eligibility dates:

QUALIFYING World War I World War II Korea Vietnam Middle East

DATES May 9, 1916 – November 11, 1918 December 7, 1941 – Dec. 31, 1946 June 27, 1950 – January 31, 1955 August 20, 1964 – May 7, 1975 August 20, 1990 - Present

To be eligible, the person must also need some type of assistance. Qualifying services include things such as housekeeping, driving, mobility, cooking, bathing or grooming. Featherstone of Moore helps residents get their much deserved Aid and Attendance benefits. Payments are retroactive to the application date but can take months to get processed so it’s important to act soon. Call Featherstone for a tour or more information (405) 799-9919. You will love our move-in special! We are conveniently located across the Street from Moore High School at 301 N. Eastern Ave.

Sketches of Moore - by L.T. Hadley

History Through the Generations

From 1882, when Moore was incorporated, until 1912, there were no official recorded “minutes” of the actions of the trustees or growth and development of the town. Information handed down from parents to children and on to grandchildren provided the basic record of town progress, along with letters, county records, newspaper articles, and several bits of “personal remembrances.” Three years ago, almost the last of the earlier sources of “Old Moore” information died at 93. Carl Jantz lived in and around Moore from the time he, as a boy of eight, and his brother Dave drove—on foot— their father’s small herd of cattle from Enid to begin a dairy in Moore. Shortly after the family arrived, the father died of typhoid from a polluted water well. Albert Smith spent nearly all his 87 years in Moore. He served several times as town trustee, chairman, and city clerk, and kept the cemetery records for nearly 50 years. He knew virtually everyone, because he and his wife, Ida, carried on the

operation of his father’s grocery store. He knew at least one story about any name mentioned and loved to tell and retell those stories. Ethel Curless moved to Moore as a young teenager in 1899. In a town production of a play, she played the part of a girl named Nell, and a young man named Ben Leverich played her romantic interest. Their romance lasted scores of years after the play, and the name Nell stuck. Uncle Ben and Aunt Nell Leverich operated their café at several locations in Moore. She had a unique sense of humor and many stories to tell of earlier years. Mel Dyer built the first brick house in town for his young bride, Sally, a house that still stands at the corner and Main and Chestnut. At 99, Sally still went, most days, to the Senior Center to quilt. Mel’s father, Sam, homesteaded two miles south of Moore and raised his family of ten. One son, Lester, was in the first graduating class of OU School of Pharmacy in 1906. He and his father bought the pharmacy,

renamed it Era Drug, and Lester operated it for over 40 years. It was the place to buy schoolbooks, ice cream, horse reins, medicine, gloves and fountain drinks. Mildred Moore was the unofficial town historian. Her father, P.R. Simms, was a jack-of-all-trades and master of them all. He was a watch repairman, jeweler, inventor, barber, builder, and fire chief for 31 years. He took care of the chemical fire cart until he remodeled a pickup into the first fire truck. Every boy in town hoped to be there when a fire happened to see it in use. When asked to build Dyer’s new drug store, P.R. first invented a machine to make concrete blocks. In 1912, Leon Platt was city clerk and the first to begin recording proceedings of the town and board meetings. He and his father began the Platt Lumber Company at South First and Broadway in 1906, where it operated for many years. A few days after the 1889 run, W. G. Jury bought a homestead from a dissatisfied settler. After World War 1,

Jury’s daughter, Vera, and a young farmer named Allen January from an adjoining homestead married and raised their nine children near the original homestead. Vera and her brother Joe told many colorful stores of growing up in Moore. Applegates, Marvels, Dreessens, Wheelers, and hundreds more wrote some of their book of life in Moore; but have all left this scene of action and much of their knowledge and experience left with them. A common failure for succeeding generations is to overlook the importance of historical information until too late. Perhaps all are too busy living it to take time to record it. What have you told your children and grandchildren of family or community history? Note: This edition of Sketches of Moore was first published in a previous issue of Moore Monthly.



Senior Living

The Aging Services Inc. Respite Voucher Program Helps Caregivers Maintain Their Health and Wellness by Kathleen Wilson

Giving a caregiver the opportunity to take a break from the challenges of being a full-time caregiver serves to increase the caregiver’s ability to provide quality care to their loved one. 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 unhealthy eating habits and don’t take the time to exercise. One in three caregivers reports symptoms of depression and 30% of caregivers are more likely to die before the person they are providing caregiving passes. It is very important for caregivers to take care of their own health and wellness, but often it's hard for caregivers 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, which includes seeing your doctor annually and anytime you feel ill. You can’t be a good caregiver if you are sick. • Exercise and move every day, even if it is only for a short period of time like 15-30 minutes. • Attend a support group - It helps to remember that you are not alone, and you can learn a lot from your peers.

To qualify for the Aging Services Inc. Respite Voucher Program you must live in Canadian, Cleveland, Logan or Oklahoma County and you must meet one of the following criteria: 1) Be a full time live in caregiver for a person who is at least 60 years of age and is experiencing trouble with two or more Independent Activities of Daily Living/ IADLs each day 2) Be a full time live-in caregiver for a person of any age who has Alzheimer’s or Dementia 3) Be a grandparent age 55 and older who is raising a grandchild or grandchildren. There are no income guidelines for this service. Call Aging Services at (405) 321-3200 and ask for Terry who is ASI's Respite Program Supervisor to find out more about this program. Terry will visit you in your home and conduct an assessment to determine if you and your loved one are eligible. When a caregiver is able to take a break, they usually find that when they return to their caregiving responsibilities, they are refreshed and can do a better job for their loved one.

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The Respite Voucher Program aids and assists caregivers for senior adults and grandparents raising grandchildren in the Canadian, Cleveland, Logan and Oklahoma County areas. Respite vouchers can be used to cover the cost of respite care for a care receiver while allowing the primary caregiver to take a break. The vouchers are issued in sets of three with each voucher good for up to $100. Caregivers are issued a set of vouchers once each quarter of the year. The caregiver can negotiate with a respite provider of their choice for the services.

• Be aware of the symptoms of stress such as anxiety, sleeplessness, depression and short temperedness. • Find ways to de-stress - get together with a friend, try journaling, deep breathing exercises or reading. • Get enough sleep. • Eat more vegetables. Try to have veggies with every meal. • Take a break (also called respite). Aging Services can help you with this.

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Aging Services Inc. (ASI) has been the recipient of an Older Americans Act Grant for Cleveland County since 1975. This grant funds home-delivered meals and congregate meals as well as other services for senior adults. In 2012, ASI added a Respite Voucher Program, which is also funded by an Older Americans Act Grant.



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Platt College Students Raise Money for Ally's House

by Beverly Ferree

Platt College students at the Moore campus recently dug deep into their pockets to help others. In a fundraiser led by Platt College’s Student Ambassadors, students raised over $743 to donate to Ally’s House, a Moore-based charity that was started to support Oklahoma children with cancer and their families. Ally’s House is named for Allison Webb, who passed away in 2003 from kidney cancer. After her death, her family wanted to help other families face their own struggles with cancer, so they began Ally’s House in her honor. Platt Student Ambassador Alex Johnson helped raise money for Ally’s House when she was a student at Moore High School, so when Platt Student Ambassadors were challenged to find a charity to raise money for, Ally’s House was at the top of her mind. “I graduated from Moore,” Johnson said. “We used to raise funds for Ally’s House, and I know families who have

gone to them for help. I also used to volunteer to wrap gifts at Christmas and help out in any way I could, so I thought they would be a great program to raise money for.” The Platt College Student Ambassador program began a few months ago, and one of the main goals was for the group to become involved with the community. “When we started the Student Ambassador program, one of our goals was to have consistent student involvement with the community, which falls in line with our core values of community involvement,” explained Platt Director of Education Rick Mulroney. “We gave the students the bare bones of what we were looking for, and they took it from there and sought out their first endeavor. They came up with the fundraiser that they were going to do and got the whole school involved.” To raise the funds, the Student Ambassadors started a “penny war.”

“We reached out to our peers to do a change war,” said Johnson. “At first it started out with the Medical Assistants and Dental Assistants going against each other, but we ended up also getting the LPN and Respiratory Care programs involved.” The unique rules of this fundraiser made it especially interesting. “The silver coins and paper money collected went against the various groups,” said Mulroney. “The more pennies they collected the better. So, you would have groups putting five dollar bills in each other’s jugs!” After it was all over, the students had more than doubled their original goal of $300 and were able to hand Alley’s House a check for $743.88. “We just asked the students to dig deep into their pockets,” said Student Ambassador Ashley Marshall. And the students of Platt College responded. “People were excited to give

back to their community,” said Student Ambassador Jennifer Watson. In the end, the Respiratory Program won! But all the student efforts made this fundraiser a success. This is not the end of Platt’s fundraising activities. “We are starting a food drive on October 16th,” said Johnson. If you want to donate to their food drive, you can drop off food or money to Stephanie at the front entrance. Current Student Ambassadors include Tonya Hernandez (Medical Assistant), Alex Johnson (Medical Assistant), Ashley Marshall (Dental Assistant), Misti Smith (Medical Assistant) and Jennifer Watson (Dental Assistant). Platt College is located at 201 N Eastern in Moore, and their phone number is (405) 912-3260.


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Calendar of Events & Performances - November 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT FRED JONES JR. MUSEUM OF ART THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA Distinguished Visiting Artist: Robert Taylor, Nancy Johnston Records Gallery, October 6 through December 30, 2017. Robert Taylor (U.S., b. 1951) is a self-taught artist known for his use of iconic symbols and manipulation of bodily proportions as a symbolic representation of human connections to the earth and sky. Taylor’s paintings often depict figures from Native American life at the end of the reservation era, around the turn of the twentieth century, but his interest in mysticism often gives the work an enigmatic tone. He describes his deeply symbolic works as a response to a variety of religious traditions. Taylor drew influence from the work of Paul Pletka and John Biggers. The exaggerated hands and feet that characterize Taylor’s figures have been interpreted as references to both the ingenuity of humanity and its rootedness in the earth, respectively. Taylor serves as the sixth guest artist in the university’s Jerome M. Westheimer, Sr. and Wanda Otey Westheimer Distinguished Visiting Artist Chair program. In addition to works on display inside the museum, multiple works from the museum’s permanent collection are on display inside the OU Health Sciences Center’s Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center and the Jim Thorpe Multicultural Center on the OU Norman campus. Taylor attended Central Missouri State and the University of Tulsa, though he never completed a formal education. He was drafted into the Navy, where he served from 1970 to 1972. Taylor has exhibited and received awards from the Trail of Tears exhibition at the Cherokee National Museum in Tahlequah, the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, the Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial, the Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair, the Red Earth Festival, and the Smithsonian Institution. In 2005, he was commissioned by the State of Oklahoma to create a triptych commemorating the U.S. marshals who served in Indian Territory. Janne Höltermann - Artist Statement, October 6 through December 30, 2017 Space is a mechanism for us to experience ourselves and yet it only exists through our embodied experience. With the use of moving images and digital media, our understanding of space has changed.
 It generates new topographies and geographies that are no longer congruent with static maps or a traditional architectural-urban order. Space is deconstructed, dissolved, and, at the same time, expanded with performative and virtual elements. As a consequence, hybrid spaces emerge that exist between real and virtual environments. I am curious about moments when real, physical, virtual, and animated space merge with each other so that they develop a performative quality. Often I film architectural sites because they frame and define space, and I can use them as a vehicle to investigate spatial dynamics. Many filming locations of my videos intrinsically carry the theme I am interested in exploring. For example, I typically will use the video camera and site-specific dollies to navigate empty space to examine a topic, such as gymnasiums and bodily movements, hedge mazes and human spatial orientation and mental mapping, and outdoor horizon line boundaries between the atmosphere and the sea in the perception of movement and distance. At the core of my practice is a supposedly simple question: How do physical, digital and virtual architectures, media, and movement shape our mental and psychological space and our embodied sense of being in the world? Body, through December 30. The human body has been the subject of diverse forms of art since time immemorial. Works from the museum’s permanent collection have been curated to examine how the body has been used to address the themes of movement, fragmentation and mechanization, geometry, and identity, with a brief survey of historical images of the body. Co-curated by Sherri Irvin, Presidential Research Professor of Philosophy and Women’s and Gender Studies, and heather ahtone, James T. Bialac Associate Curator of Native American and Non-Western Art.

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE National Theatre Live – Angels in America, Sunday, November 12 (Part One) and November 19 (Part Two) at 6:00 p.m. Andrew Garfield (Silence, Hacksaw Ridge) plays Prior Walter along with a cast including Denise Gough (People, Place, and Things), Nathan Lane (The Producers), James McArdle (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Russell Tovey (The Pass). 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 Hot Club of San Francisco – Cinema Vivant, Thursday, November 16 at 7:30 p.m. The Hot Club of San Francisco presents Cinema Vivant, an evening of vintage silent films accompanied by live Gypsy swing, often called Gypsy jazz. To hear this ensemble is to be carried back to the 1930’s and the small jazz clubs of Paris. For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: 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 (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 www. Old Time Church Bazaar at New Beginning Fellowship, 15601 S. Penn, Okc. November 18, 2017. 9 am to 5pm. Interested vendors call Linda at 405-412-7453.

CITY MEETINGS AND EVENTS City Council Meetings, Monday, November 6 and 20 at 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore City Offices Closed for Veterans Day, Monday, November 10. Trash service will run as normal and The Station at Central Park Recreation Center will be open regular hours. Parks Board Meeting, Thursday, November 9, 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Veterans Day Ceremony, Saturday, November 11 at Veterans Memorial Park, 1900 SE 4th Street (4th & Bryant). Board of Adjustment Meeting, Tuesday, November 14, 5:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Planning Commission Meeting, Tuesday, November 14, 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Moore Economic Development Authority Meeting, Monday, October 16, 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway. City of Moore Recycling Event, Saturday, November 18, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Moore Recyling Center, 220 N. Telephone Road. Normal Drive-Thru Hours 8am - 3pm, Paper Shredding: 8am – Noon, Electronics: 8am – Noon, Glass: 8am - Noon Items accepted daily include: plastics 1-7, aluminum, tin, cardboard, mixed fiber (newspaper, food boxes, etc). City Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23-24. Trash service will run on Wednesday, November 22. Friday Trash service is not affected. The Station at Central Park Recreation Center will be closed Thursday, November 23 and open for regular hours on Friday, November 24.


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) 7935070 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. Guac & Roll, Starring Rick Bayless, Sunday, November 5 from 11 a.m. to 2:00 p.m at the SW OKC Public Library. Get ready to Guac & Roll with celebrity Chef Rick Bayless, cookbook author and star of the PBS show Mexico: One Plate at a Time. Chef Bayless will lead a thirty-minute guacamole demonstration. Chef Patrick Williams of popular downtown Oklahoma City restaurants, including Flint and Vast, will prepare an assortment of gourmet brunch foods. Individual tickets available for $175 each, or a pair of tickets for $300. Each pair of tickets includes one signed copy of Fiest at Rick's. Event sponsors receive pictures with Rick, autographed books of each attendee, event recognition, and more. Proceeds support literacy and education programs at your local Pioneer Library System library. Together, we can help children and their families learn to read and succeed. For more information call 405-801-4503 or email Moore Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours, Tuesday, November 7 at 8:00 a.m. at Allegiance Credit Union, 12200 S. Western Ave. This event is a business networking opportunity for Moore Chamber of Commerce Members. Attendees can make meaningful connections that can result in successful business leads. Food and beverages are served. Visit for more information. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Coffee with Councilman Larry McAtee, Wednesday, November 8 at 7:30 a.m. at Frontier State Bank, 5100 South I-35 on the 4th Floor of the New Loan Center. Come enjoy a morning of coffee and networking with Ward 3 Councilman Larry McAtee. For more information call 405-634-1436. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Dream Team Networking, Wednesday, November 8 at 12:15 p.m. at The Crawfish Pot, 2142 West I-240 Service Road. This is one of the Chamber's monthly networking groups! Success always starts with a dream! The Dream Team group meets once a month at lunchtime. Everyone participates in the round of self-introductions; plus, we have a member spotlight, each time! The guidelines explain that there are limitations based on industry category. Any chamber member may attend twice. So, please join us to learn more. All of our special events are open to any chamber member. Non-chamber members are welcome to attend once, prior to joining the South OKC Chamber. For more information contact Linda Richardson at 405-473-8008 or Moore Chamber of Commerce Closed for Veterans Day – Friday, November 10 Moore Chamber of Commerce Networking Lunch, Tuesday, November 14 at 11:45 a.m. at the Moore Chamber of Commerce, 305 W. Main. Cost is $10. RSVP Required. Visit www. to register. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Healthy Heart Walkers Club at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, Wednesday, November 15 from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. at the INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Office Building, 4200 South Douglas, Suite B-10. Reap the benefits of adding walking to your exercise routine. Then join us each month to hear a presentation on a health-related topic and enjoy a healthy breakfast provided by INTEGRIS. Registration is required but the event is free. For more information contact INTEGRIS HealthLine at (405) 951-2277.

Moore Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Thursday, November 16 at 5:00 p.m. at First National Bank, 601 N. Broadway. This event is a business networking opportunity for Moore Chamber of Commerce Members. Attendees can make meaningful connections that can result in successful business leads. Food and beverages are served. Visit for more information. Moore Involved – Moore Connect After Hours, Thursday, November 16 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at McIntyre Law Firm, 8601 S Western Ave. Join us for our 4th quarter philanthropy opportunity by volunteering with McIntyre Law Firm's 8th Annual Lawyers Fighting Hunger Campaign! McIntyre Law plans to distribute over 25 tons of turkeys (or 5,000 turkeys) for the 7th year in a row to families who struggle with hunger. Once again, the firm has partnered with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, 70 other Oklahoma law firm members of the Oklahoma Association for Justice, and now Moore Involved as well! Turkeys will be given out one per family on a first-come, first-served basis until they are gone. There will be free hamburgers, hot dogs, bottled water and soda available to all who attend the giveaway event. Please arrive by 8:30 to receive your assignment. If you can stay for the whole event or even for just an hour your help will be greatly appreciated! Dress for comfort; jeans, tennis shoes, hoodie; whatever makes you comfortable! Email Milly Groves for more information at milly. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Thursday, November 16 at 5 p.m., Howard Brothers Florists, 8700 South Pennsylvania Avenue. Come and join us for Business After Hours at Howard Brothers Florist and get a jump start on your holiday shopping. This festive after hours will be full of fresh flowers, decadent eats, and refreshing beverages. For more information call 405-634-1436. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Caregiver Support Group at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation, Thursday, November 16 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in the Jones Education Room, INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation, 4219 South Western, 73109. This support group is offered only for caregivers of patients with a chronic medical condition. Caregivers will be able to connect with others, express their feelings, and gain insights from those going through similar challenges. Contact respite care, private duty caregivers or a trusted friend/ family member to provide care for your loved one so that you may join us. Admission is free. For more information contact INTEGRIS HealthLine at (405) 951-2277. Moore Chamber of Commerce Closed for Thanksgiving – Thursday-Friday, November 23-24. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Closed for Thanksgiving – Thursday-Friday, November 23-24. Old Town Christmas Parade, Saturday, November 25 at 6:00 p.m. Join us for the 2nd Annual Old Town Christmas Parade. Celebrate the holidays with us in a hometown atmosphere. All entries must be registered by sending in the registration form. Please complete all information. This assists us in assigning the proper position for your entry, and in allotting the proper space in the parade line up for your entry. PLEASE DESCRIBE YOUR ENTRY USING ITEMS OF INTEREST SUCH AS AWARDS RECEIVED, INVOLVEMENT IN THE COMMUNITY, ETC. AS THIS WILL BE USED BY THE ANNOUNCER. Special Note: We are concerned for the safety of children in the street; therefore we are asking that candy not be thrown from vehicles or floats. Please use walkers, if possible, that are able to toss candy to the sidewalks so that children will not run into the street to pick up candy. Staging begins at 5:30 p.m. at Central Junior High. Contact Kelly Johnson for more information at: South OKC Chamber of Commerce Fourth Friday Tasting by Nosh at Catering Creations Restaurant, Friday, November 24, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The end of the month will never be the same. Introducing 4th Fridays Tastings, hosted by Nosh. For just $8 ($6 in advance), you get samplings of appetizers and take and bakes, live music and an electric atmosphere. Preorder your tickets with the cashier. Contact Cathy Hanselman for more information.

South OKC Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Thursday, November 30, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Let the holiday season begin! Join us for an evening of networking at Frontier State Bank. Gourmet hors d'oeuvres will be served and refreshments provided. You do not want to miss this event! For more information contact Liz Cromwell at 405-634-1436 or

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



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.

KinderKottage Christian Academy Shoe Drive Until December 15th we are collecting gently used, new and used adult and children's shoes. This includes athletic shoes, flip-flops, sandals, boots and house shoes. Shoes must still be wearable, clean and in good condition. Shoes which require laces must have laces intact and tied together. Soles cannot have holes or be separating from the upper portion of the shoe. Drop off location is KinderKottage Christian Academy (KKCA), 1340 N. Eastern Ave, Moore, OK. We have a tote outside the front door to collect donations. This is a fundraiser for our PTO and we are raising funds for a Tornado Safe Room for our students and staff.

RECOVERY AND SUPPORT GROUPS Celebrate Recovery: • Faith Crossing Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery, Mondays, 13701 S. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City. • First Moore Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery, Thursday nights, 6:30 p.m., First Moore Baptist Church, 301 NE 27th Street. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Support and help for those struggling with addiction. • Fresh Start Community Church Celebrate Recovery 12 Step Program, Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m., 309 N Eastern. Call (405) 794-7313 for more information. Dementia/Alzheimer’s Support Group, Village on the Park, 1515 Kingsridge, Oklahoma City. Contact Karen Proctor at (405) 692-8700 for meeting times and details. Divorce Care, First Moore Baptist Church, Wednesday nights, 6:15 p.m., 301 NE 27th Street. Support group for those going through a divorce. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Grief Share Support Group, First Moore Baptist Church, every Monday night at 6:30 p.m., 301 N.E. 27th Street. Support group for individuals and family members struggling with life events such as death, divorce, and disappointments and learning healthy ways to cope with life. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information.

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 793-2600 for more information.

Grief Share Support Group, Fresh Start Community Church, every Wednesday, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., 309 N. Eastern, Moore, Fresh Start Community Church Fireside Room. We offer help and encouragement after the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Please contact the office at (405) 794-7313, Lyn Jacquemot at (405) 326-5554, or ladylyn1941@ to register or participate.

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.

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.

Christian Life Center Zumba, Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at the Christian Life Center located at 201 W. Main St. $3 / 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

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.

American Legion Meetings, every Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m., 207 SW 1st St., Moore. Open for all veterans. Call (405) 794-5446 for more information. Malcolm Hunter Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, the second Wednesday of each month, Hillcrest Presbyterian Church, 6600 S. Penn, at 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact Pat Towns at (405) 376-5653. Moore Horseshoe Pitching Club, every Thursday, 6:00 p.m., Fairmoore Park. For more information, contact (405) 237-1171. Moore Old Town Association, the fourth Tuesday of every month, First United Methodist Church. For more information, contact Janie Milum at Moore Rotary Club, Wednesdays at Moore Chamber of Commerce. Moore Rotary Club is a civic organization dedicated to contributing and volunteering in our community. Moore Toastmasters, every Thursday, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St., Moore. Become the speaker and leader that you want to be. Join our group as we practice Toastmasters’ proven learn-by-doing program. The Oklahoma Women Veterans Organization, the third Saturday during the months of February, April, June, August, October and December, 11:00 a.m., Sunnylane Family Reception Center, 3900 SE 29th St., Del City. If you need directions, call (405) 445-7040. South Oklahoma City Rotary Club, every Friday, 12:00 p.m., Southwest Integris Cancer Center, SW 44th St. and S. Western, Oklahoma City. A civic organization dedicated to contributing and volunteering in our community. VFW Bruce January Post 8706, the second Thursday of every month, 7:00 p.m., Lynlee Mae Event Center, 501 W. Main St., Moore. All veterans welcome. Call Mike Eaton at (405) 8314405 or go to for more information.

Boy Scouts Meetings, Mondays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St.

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.

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

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.

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.

Cub Scouts Meetings, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St.

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.

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, The food bank is located at 2635 N. Shields Blvd.

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 information.

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


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Help Deliver Meals to Moore homebound residents. Volunteer drivers needed. Call Darlene Carrell, 793-9069, Brand Center. The Hugs Project, a non-profit organization, puts together care packages for our troops in the Middle East. For more information, call (405) 651-8359 or Moore Food Resource Center, a part of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, allows volunteers to help fight hunger in Moore. Volunteers at the Moore Food Resource Center will assist with a variety of tasks, including serving as client shopper helpers, assisting with loading and unloading vehicles, sorting and shelving food items and cleaning. The Moore Food Resource Center is located at 2635 N. Shields. For more information on becoming a volunteer, contact Alex Strout at astrout@ 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 to submit a request. You can also visit the Serve Moore headquarters located inside the Community Renewal Center at 224 S. Chestnut Avenue in Moore. For more information, visit or call (405) 735-3060. Moore Faith Medical Clinic is a free clinic offering free primary care, prescriptions, limited labs, case management and spiritual guidance. It is located at 224 S. Chestnut, Suite 100, Moore, OK. Volunteers in all areas needed. Physician assistance, nurse practitoners, Doctors, nurses, social workers, chaplains, pharmacist and pharmacy techs, office support staff. Clinic meets Thursdays evenings from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Women's Clinic is once a month on a Saturday. Volunteers decide how often they can help.Contact Terry Baine, MSW, Community Liaison at 405-815-9661 OR email pamdaniels@, volunteer coordinator. To keep up with the events and opportunities that are being added throughout the month, log on to and click on the Calendar link at the top of the home page. You’ll find an updated calendar for this month and the rest of the year.

American Cancer Society seeks volunteers who would like to help drive patients to their cancer treatment and/or volunteer with our local Relay for Life event. For more information visit or contact Mel Rogers at (405) 841-5817 or Blue Star Mothers of America. Moore City Hall is a donation drop-off for items for our service members overseas. For needs, see or go to City Hall.


Potbelly Sandwich Shop Opens in Moore By Beverly Ferree Potbelly Sandwich Shop opened their doors in Moore on 19th Street, right in front of Dick’s Sporting Goods, on September 18. Potbelly has been around for more than 40 years and is known for their made-to-order sandwiches and live music. Jason McLuckie, the General Manager of the Moore location, has been with the company for almost four years. “Potbelly started in 1977 in Chicago, Illinois,” said McLuckie. “The gentleman who started us is Peter Hastings. He actually started with an antique shop, but he was selling sandwiches around his potbelly stove in his antique store. Once he started making more money selling toasted sandwiches than antiques, he switched to just selling sandwiches.” Although McLuckie came by way of Dallas, he has settled into his new home. “We want to grow our brand in all the neighborhoods,” said McLuckie. “We started in Oklahoma City and then realized that Moore was a good option for us.” So, why did McLuckie decide to work for Potbelly? “I fell in love with the company,” said McLuckie. “I like the fact that every shop that we introduce into the neighborhood is for that neighborhood. I want people to think of us as the neighborhood shop. When you come in, I want to know your name, I want to know what sandwich you get, and I want to interact and connect with the people around me.” And while there are several businesses around that just want to make money, McLuckie says what sets them apart is what they give back. “We do fundraisers for non-profits,” McLuckie said. “We give back to the community. It’s not about the dollar; it’s about the people, and it’s the fact that the company believes in the community around them. It’s been nice to work for a company that empowers me to do what I do but also to give back to the community that makes me love coming to my job every day.”


But Potbelly is not just a sandwich shop. “We do catering, too,” explained McLuckie. “We deliver between 11a.m. and 2p.m., but if you need something for a different time, just call me and I’m going to do everything I can to make it work and help you out… It’s all about that TLC. We put a lot of care behind what we do. It’s not just to make a dollar. We want to be part of this neighborhood.” And there are other features that make Potbelly unique. “We find local musicians to play, like during the nights we do fundraisers,” McLuckie said. “We do open mic night with the high schoolers. It’s a way to invoke excitement into the restaurant.” If someone is interested in playing at Potbelly, just get in touch with McLuckie at the restaurant. So, what about the food? When I arrived, they were making me a Turkey Club sandwich, fresh with all-natural, handpulled, slow-roasted turkey, topped with Nueske’s bacon and cheddar cheese on toasty warm bread, with mayo, lettuce and tomato. And, yes, it was as good as it sounds! They also serve signature sandwiches, like The Wreck, which has roast beef, salami, turkey, ham, swiss cheese and toppings according to your specifications. “Realistically, we have a little bit of everything,” McLuckie said. “We have good vegetarian options. One of my favorites is the Mediterranean that comes with humus, feta, artichoke hearts, red peppers and cucumbers.” They also made a homemade chocolate shake for me, and let me tell you…leave your diet at home when you come because you’re going to want to try the shakes. “Customer service is what we do,” McLuckie said. “Making sandwiches is just the extra stuff. Our employees are high quality people. They have fun at work. They like to smile and have a good time. Potbelly is a good company. We have some really good values that make us special.”


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The nomination period runs until November 15th, 2017. Anyone can submit a nomination in any category. Businesses must be within the immediate area of Moore and South OKC to be eligible (for the purposes of these awards, South OKC is considered to begin along the I-240 corridor and extend south into Moore). Nominations can be submitted by email (to or or by posting on the Moore Monthly Facebook page. Any business that is nominated will be eligible for votes. In the past we have had two rounds of voting – one round to determine the finalists and then a final round to choose the winner. We are simplifying the voting this year to just one round. There will be no limit to the number of nominations in each category. If you’re nominated – you’re in.

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101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up: The must-read book list for kids Author: Bianca Schulze Illustrator: Shaw Nielsen 2016 Quarto Publishing Group USA Inc. Reviewer: Becky Feldman, Children’s Library Associate, Moore Public Library “101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up” provides a comprehensive list of kid-friendly books for children to read before they grow up. In the introduction, the author reminds you that “There are so many amazing books to be discovered and read ... Be kind, be brave, and make good choices.”

Adult Book Review

The Lost Fleet: Dauntless Author: Jack Campbell Publisher: Ace Books Reviewer: Jessica Conley, Information Services Manager, Moore Public Library In our hectic and often stressful modern lives, I read to escape real life and spend time in a world nothing like my own. I love racing through a jungle searching for ancient cities, meeting a mysterious Scottish Lord whose heart may never heal, and sailing with pirates. But when the world is especially loud, and I desperately need a mental vacation, I head for my all-time favorite destination: outer space. I’ve read many flavors of science fiction, devouring series after series, and after each one is complete there is an emptiness until you find your next story. As a librarian, I love sharing book suggestions with my excited readers, but recently one of them introduced me to an author I had never read, but really should have.


"The Lost Fleet" series by Jack Campbell is a space based military science fiction, but the first book surprised me with some twists and details that were enjoyably different than my usual authors. When you first start reading Lost Fleet: Dauntless, you may feel disoriented and off balance as the author jumps right into the chaos. Captain Black Jack Geary was forced into a survival pod after holding off the enemy long enough for the rest of the convoy to escape. But the pod’s beacon was damaged, and when he awakes from stasis he discovers that he while has slept for 100 years, legend of his actions have grown unrecognizable, and Alliance forces are still battling the Syndicate. Our legendary hero is cold and alone on a ship he does not know, mourning his crew and everyone he has ever known. When the Admiral is killed, Captain Geary suddenly finds himself in charge of a fleet of ships a century more advanced than he last flew. As our hero struggles to get his fleet home, he realizes that after this long war, the Alliance is in a fight for its soul as much as its survival. Download the Pioneer Library System Connect App to access the series as eBooks, or visit your local friendly librarians. We always love to discuss our next favorite book.

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Divided into sections by subject, from fairy tales and fantasy to sports and nonfiction, “101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up” celebrates the importance of reading and encourages family participation to develop lifelong readers. Organized by ages and genre, this book is colorful, easy to read, with charming illustrations, quotes from books, suggestions for what to read next, and “Did you know” comments. It also lists ages, genres, publication dates and word counts. The perfect reference guide for book lovers of all ages, “101 Books to Read Before You Grow Up” helps both kids and parents decide which books to read next! Visit the Moore Public Library to find your next favorite read, and do not forget that you can download eBooks, audio books, and magazines for free with your library card!

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Lapsit Story Time: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 – 10 and 10:45 a.m. Family Play Time/la hora de jugar: Saturday, Nov. 4 – 11 a.m. Barks, Books & Buddies: Tuesday, Nov. 7 – 6:30 p.m. Pre-K Play: Thursday, Nov. 9 – 10 a.m. Preschool Story Time: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 21, and 28 – 10 a.m. Sensory Story Time: Wednesday, Nov 15 – 4 p.m. Music Together: Saturday, Nov. 18 – 11 a.m. Library closed, Thanksgiving holiday: November 23-24 TweenScene: Science: Monday, Nov. 27 – 4:30 p.m.

Family Music Time: Wednesday, Nov. 1 – 10 a.m. Story Time & Play: Thursday, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 – 10 and 11 a.m. After School Kids: Painting: Thursday, Nov. 2 Minecraft Creative: Friday, Nov. 3, 17 – 5 p.m. Family Story Time and Craft: Monday, Nov. 6, 13, 27 – 10 and 11 a.m. Baby Lapsit: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 14, 28 – 10 a.m. Lego Quest: Tuesday, Nov. 7 – 4:30 p.m. Family Play Time/la hora de jugar en familia: Thursday, Nov. 9 – 11 a.m. Dads and Donuts Story Time: Saturday, Nov. 11 – 10 a.m. TweenScene: Doodle Art Night: Tuesday, Nov. 14 – 4:30 p.m. Touch, Learn and Create (TLC): Thanksgiving: Wednesday, Nov. 15 – 10 a.m. After School Kids: Thanksgiving: Thursday, Nov. 16 – 4:30 p.m. Sensory Family Time: Tuesday, Nov. 21 – 4:30 p.m. Library closed, Thanksgiving holiday: November 23-24 TweenScene: Take and Bake Apple Pie: Tuesday, Nov. 28 – 4:30pm.

Teen/Adult Zumba: Thursday, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 30 – 6 p.m. Tai Chi for Health: Monday, Nov. 6, 20, 27 – 9:15 a.m. Girls Who Code: Monday, Nov. 6, 13, 27 – 4 p.m. Beginner’s Yoga: Monday, Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27 – 6 p.m. Open for Discussion Book Club: Wednesday, Nov. 15 – 6 p.m. Coffee and Crafts: DIY Pallet Pumpkins: Saturday, Nov. 18 – 10 a.m. Teens Make an Apple Pie: Tuesday, Nov. 21 – 2 and 3:30 p.m. Library closed, Thanksgiving holiday: November 23-24 Hula Hooping for Health: Wednesday, Nov. 29 – 6 p.m.

Teen/Adult Red Cross Blood Drive: Wednesday, Nov. 1 – Noon Beginning Knitting: Thursday, Nov. 2 – 6:30 p.m. NaNoWriMo Write-In: Sunday, Nov. 5 – 1:30 p.m. Tai Chi for Health: Monday, Nov. 6, 20 – 6 p.m. Penn Avenue Literary Society: Thursday, Nov. 9 – 6:30 p.m. Best Business Travel Practices: Tuesday, Nov. 14 – 10 a.m. Pilates: Tuesday, Nov. 14, 28 – 6 p.m. Teen Fall Make Event: Friday, Nov. 17 – 6 p.m. Teens Reading Terrific Literature (TRTL): Saturday, Nov. 18 – 11 a.m. Library closed, Thanksgiving holiday: November 23-24


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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: December 21st - January 2nd (M-F) Time: 9:00 A.M.4:00 P.M

THANKSGIVING BREAK CAMPS THANKSGIVING BREAK ART CAMP DESCRIPTION: Create colorful paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and more. You will use watercolors, paint, crayons, beads, strings, and clay. So much fun and the best part is you get to keep and take home what you make. WHEN: November 20th – November 22nd TIME: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: 6-12 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: August 15th - November 19th FEE: $70 CLASS MINIMUM: 10 CLASS MAXIMUM: 25 THANKSGIVING BREAK GIZMO’S, GADGETS, & THANG’S CAMP PRESENTS: WACKY SCIENCE DESCRIPTION: Science has never been this much fun before. In this camp you will get to create and participate in experiments, make a mess, and get your hands dirty all in the name of Science. Don’t miss out on the action as this camp is sure to fill up fast. WHEN: November 20th – November 22nd TIME: 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: 7-14 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: August 15th - November 19th FEE: $70 INSTRUCTOR: Julie Robinson CLASS MINIMUM: 10 CLASS MAXIMUM: 25 THANKSGIVING BREAK BASKETBALL CAMP DESCRIPTION: For any young athlete who is looking to improve his or her skills, work hard, make new friends and have fun. What better way than by getting to play basketball for a week and learn some new things in the process. WHEN: November 20th & 21st TIME: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: 7 - 14 years old REGISTRATION PERIOD: August 15th – November 19th FEE: $55 INSTRUCTOR: Scott Hodges CLASS MINIMUM: 20 CLASS MAXIMUM: 150


CHRISTMAS BREAK CAMPS CHRISTMAS BREAK ART CAMP DESCRIPTION: Create colorful paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and more. You will use watercolors, paint, crayons, beads, strings, and clay. So much fun and the best part is you get to keep and take home what you make. WHEN: December 27th-December 29th TIME: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: 6-12 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: October 1st - December 22nd FEE: $70 CLASS MINIMUM: 10 CLASS MAXIMUM: 25 EXTREME ANIMALS CHRISTMAS BREAK CAMP Get ready for a wildly entertaining experience! Get up close and personal with endangered species, creepy crawlies and more! You will also learn about different habits and create different types of arts and crafts that relate to those species and their habits. WHEN: December 21st & December 22nd TIME: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: 6-12 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: October 1st - December 20th FEE: $75 CLASS MINIMUM: 10 CLASS MAXIMUM: 30 CHRISTMAS BREAK GIZMO’S, GADGETS, & THANG’S CAMP PRESENTS: ROBOTS DESCRIPTION: Science has never been this much fun before. In this camp you will get to build and create your very own robot that will do multiple things. You might get to assemble a robotic car, plane or pendulum machine. This camp will keep you engaged from beginning to end. WHEN: December 27th - December 29th TIME: 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: 7-14 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: October 1st - December 22nd FEE: $70 INSTRUCTOR: Julie Robinson CLASS MINIMUM: 10 CLASS MAXIMUM: 25 CHRISTMAS BREAK VOLLEYBALL CAMP DESCRIPTION: For any young athlete who is looking to improve his or her skills, work hard, make new friends and have fun. What better way than by getting to play volleyball for a week and learn some new things in the process. WHEN: December 27th-December 29th TIME: 9:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: 7 - 14 years old REGISTRATION PERIOD: October 1st - December 22nd FEE: $60 INSTRUCTOR: Janet Brannon CLASS MINIMUM: 20 CLASS MAXIMUM: 50

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 HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFTS 4 ADULTS DESCRIPTION: Adults get to use their imagination in this class in a variety of different ways, making a variety of projects they get to take home. But the best thing about this class is that it is Holiday Themed and everything you make and create will have something to do with the upcoming Holidays. WHEN: November 13th-December 18th Monday Nights (6 Classes) TIME: 6:45 P.M. - 8:15 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: August 1st - November 12th FEE: $65 per session INSTRUCTOR: Tara Thompson

ADULT EDUCATIONAL CLASSES GUITAR LESSONS DESCRIPTION: Ever thought about learning how to play guitar but just never got around to it? Well now is your opportunity to do so. Learn how to count music, read music, and even play some songs in this class. It is recommended to bring a guitar but it is not a requirement. WHEN: November 7th - December 26th, Tuesday Nights (8 classes) TIME: 7:30 P.M. - 8:45 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 12+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: August 1st - November 6th FEE: $55 per session INSTRUCTOR: Cory Moon 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. 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

CLOGG DANCING DESCRIPTION: Learn how to do a variation of clogging style dances. Fun class. Class varies each time. WHEN: November 1st - December 27th, Wednesday Nights (8 Classes) - No Class November 22nd TIME: 7:30 P.M - 9:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: Adults 18+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: August 1st - October 31st 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: November 16th, December 21st, and January 25th 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 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 DESCRIPTION: Learn Spanish for beginners. Adult classes will teach the basics of understanding and being able to use basic Spanish in the real world. 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: November 3rd, December 1st, 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 Parent’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: November 1st-November 29th Wednesday Nights (4 Classes) December 6th-December 27th Wednesday Nights (3 Classes) 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-October 31st for November Classes 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: November 2nd-November 30th Thursday Nights (4 Classes) December 7th-December 21st Thursday Nights (4 Classes) January 4th-January 25th Thursday Nights (4 Classes) 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: September 1st-November 1st for November Classes September 1st-December 6th for December Classes October 1st-January 3rd for January Classes 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: November 2nd-November 30th Thursday Nights (4 Classes) December 7th-December 21st Thursday Nights (3 Classes) January 4th-January 25th Thursday Nights (4 Classes) 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: September 1st-November 1st for November Classes September 1st-December 6th for December Classes October 1st-January 3rd for January Classes 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: November 1st-November 29th Wednesday Nights (4 Classes) December 6th-December 20th Wednesday Nights (3 Classes) January 3rd-January 24th Wednesday Nights (4 Classes) 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: September 1st-October 31st for November Classes 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 December) INSTRUCTOR: Amy Shipman

Schedules may change and more camps or classes may be available. Please check out The Station's website for details. Registration: Phone: (405) 793-5090


Moving the Needle in Heart Health Area Medical and Health Professionals Join the Conversation

Non-profit Seafood Nutrition Partnership

formative to learn about the resources they

recently hosted the Healthy Heart Summit, a

provide for free, and they’re so close to home!”

half-day event bringing together leaders from business, healthcare, and community together

Professionals in the medical, nutrition, ex-

to discuss the importance of heart health for

ercise and community outreach sectors each

the local community, provide user-friendly

hold a piece of the puzzle to holistic health.

resources to encourage healthy dietary habits,

When brought together, the help and resourc-

and identify action items to support the heart

es available to Oklahomans is amplified.

health goals of the community. “At the Healthy Heart Summit I was able to Norman Regional Health System was

connect to resources that we can pass onto our

among the organizations represented at the

patients, clients, employees, and the general

summit. Norman Regional values continuing

public,” said Julie. “I learned about some web-

education and understands that staying con-

sites with educational materials and healthy

nected to community efforts and participating

recipes to share with everyone in our network.”

in health-related conversations help keep the hospital at the forefront of health service.

The event was packed with expert panel speakers, interactive breakout sessions and

“Events like the summit provide an oppor-

even a cooking demo.

tunity to learn more about these collaborative efforts that are striving to keep our state pop-

“The ONIE Project cooking demo was the

ulation healthy & informed,” said Julie Mal-

highlight of the summit for me,” said Julie.

lory, Norman Regional Supervisor of Clinical

“They showed us how to incorporate canned


salmon into a wonderful, easy recipe for really anytime of the year.”

Julie and her colleagues attended the summit with hopes to connect with organizations

Seafood Nutrition Partnership’s mission is

that provide resources and education and to

to inspire a healthier Oklahoma by promoting

deepen relationships with other professionals

an Omega-3 rich diet that includes seafood

in the health sector.

as a way to fight heart disease and achieve a healthier quality of life. To learn more about

“There are several groups in Oklahoma who

SNP, visit

really care about our people’s health and wellbeing,” said Julie. “For example, I had never heard of The ONIE Project. It was very in-



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Class Acts

By Beverly Ferree

Southmoore Drama Department Tackles Sensitive Subject of Alzheimer’s B

rook Perez has been the drama

We watched a documentary on HBO

I was afraid I would not be able to grasp

chosen for “What’s Right with Our

teacher/coach at Southmoore High

called The Alzheimer’s Project and

the character, but then I got it and it

Schools” from KFOR and awarded $600

School for not quite a year, and she’s

watched seven patients in different stages

turned out very well, and I’m excited that

from McDonald’s. They were also able to

already making her mark. Her One-Act

of Alzheimer’s.”

I got to learn about Alzheimer’s.”

raise $1,700 for the Alzheimer’s Associa-

Play team qualified for the State One-

Some of the students had experience

Kaylee Deisering is the younger Nora

tion as their charity this year.

Act Play Competition at OWASSO

with Alzheimer’s through family mem-

with “Nora’s Lost,” a play about a wom-

bers or family friends, but most of them

“The biggest thing that I’ve learned is

learned a lot from their play this year,

an’s progression through Alzheimer’s.

had no clue exactly what Alzheimer’s was

about the progression of Alzheimer’s,”

they also taught their community a lot

or its impact.

Deisering said. “At a very young age, Nora

about compassion and empathy.

Southmoore is one of nine schools

in the play.

that qualified for state, along with cross-

“The students have really learned a lot

didn’t have very many signs of it. But I get

town rivals Westmoore. Throughout the

about what Alzheimer’s truly is,” Perez

to see her whenever she’s 20 and 40 and

season, Southmoore took second place

explained. “Most of them just thought the

60, and it’s interesting to see to how Al-

at the Tulsa State One-Act Festival

patients would forget where they put their

zheimer’s affects people.”

and second at regionals held at Putnam

car keys. They had no idea how much it

Throughout the experience, Perez

City Original.

truly impacted the (patient’s) whole life.

explains that they had their fair share

“Nora’s Lost” follows the story of a

They start losing memories of loved ones,

of tears.

woman who’s led away from her memory

they start forgetting who people are, they

“Nora has a scene where she’s about to

care facility by the memory of her late

start forgetting how to feed themselves

go pick up her son, who has passed away,

husband, and throughout the course of

and bathe themselves and brush their

at soccer practice. Her daughter asks her

the play there are glimpses of her life and

teeth. A lot of the students had no idea

mom where she’s going, and her mom

her memories, some of them happy and

how the disease impacted people with Al-

says, ‘I’m going to go get Mark from soc-

some of them sad.

zheimer’s and their families.”

cer practice.’ In the scene, the daughter has

“I just lost my grandmother to Al-

Taylor Worsham played the role of

to tell her mom that her son’s been dead

zheimer’s in July, so it hit close to home

Nora. “I was honestly very nervous to

for years. And it’s the daughter’s first time,

for me,” Perez said. “This play helps

take this role,” Worsham said. “I didn’t

in that scene, where she recognizes that

shed light on the nasty disease that Al-

really know anything about the disease

something is going on with her mother.”

zheimer’s is. We did a lot of research to

until I did research. At the beginning,

In addition to qualifying for state,

even get the students ready to audition.

I didn’t want the part of Nora because

Southmoore was also selected and


And while Perez and her students

a. Elementary through high school students are eligible. b. Must live within the coverage area of the Moore Public School District. c. Home school and private school students are also eligible (who live within the MPS district). 2. Email their name, grade and why you believe they’re a Class Act to 3. Moore Monthly staff will review all submissions and select one student who especially stands out as a Class Act. 4. The winning student will be announced and awarded a Class Acts certificate and a $100 gift card at their school. 5. For questions or additional info, contact Jeff Albertson at 793-3338 or


1. Nominate a student who you believe is going above and beyond to make a difference.

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How does chamber membership build my business? Local chambers of commerce are businesses joined

their website, ribbon cuttings, community events,

• Your chamber of commerce hosts professional

together to improve their value, visibility, and cred-

monthly and annual awards, social media, and regu-

development events. These events might include

ibility, share news, ideas, and best practices, and be-

lar newsletters.

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ties help you learn or improve upon skills that are es3. Credibility:

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sumers and business owners when you’re identified

be a member of the local chamber and paying the an-

as a member of a chamber of commerce.

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• Being a chamber of commerce member makes

You must invest time and effort in chamber activities

• The chamber’s most fundamental mission is to

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by getting involved. Simply put, what you get out of

generate more business activity for the community.

small business is a chamber of commerce member,

chamber membership can be directly related to what

The chamber initiates more business-to-business

consumers are 80% more likely to purchase goods or

you put in.

commerce and more opportunities for networking

services from the business in the future (The Schapiro

and connecting local professionals than are available

Group, 2012).

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through most other local organizations. 4. Chamber events and programs:

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individuals and businesses looking for potential ven-

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dors, and chamber members typically recommend

with great opportunities to get to know new people

chamber members.

and expand their prospect base. Chamber events are

• Every day your local chamber receives calls from

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fun ways to help members meet potential customers,

commerce publications can highlight your business


and increase the visibility of your product or service.

and generate new busi-

Chambers are a great source of information for visi-

ness leads.



tors and local residents, as they consistently refer po-

• Membership in a

tential customers to their members. Chamber events

chamber of commerce

also allow you to market your business to other mem-

provides access to all

bers in a variety of industries whom you might not

of their programs and

have otherwise met.

events. Chamber events

• The chamber of commerce promotes your busi-

include business train-

ness through many marketing venues including


their website, social media, community events, and

working specific events,

print advertising.

awards banquets, golf



• Chambers have multiple committees. Serving on

tournaments, city cele-

one of them provides networking opportunities and

bration events and many

professional leadership development. You can build

others specific to each

your business while promoting developments of


keen interest to local businesses and the community at large. • When you join a chamber, you can network with

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other member businesses. By networking, you get to

• Chambers provide

know others in your community, develop partner-

an inexpensive way to

ships, and support other businesses. If your business

bridge the gap between

is ever in need, you’ll have a community of business

no training and topic-

owners to turn to for help.

expert training. Chamber of commerce are

2. Chambers offer a wide-range of advertising

among the best entities

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for presenting relevant

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Norman Regional physicians and providers that are new to your area include: • Thomas Jarvis, DO, Primary Care – South OKC • Emilie Fallwell, APRN-CNP, Primary Care – Moore, 700 S. Telephone Rd., Suite 202 • Rosemary Ayitey, MD, Primary Care – Moore • Christina Highley, MD, Primary Care Tacoma, 3201 W. Tecumseh Rd., Suite 230 • Rohitha Inturi, MD, Primary Care Tacoma Norman Regional Moore Lights Did you know the outdoor building lights at Norman Regional Moore change color to bring awareness to health issues, holidays and other events? For the majority of November, Norman Regional Moore will be lit white for Lung Cancer Awareness Month. It will turn purple on November 17 to observe National Prematurity Awareness Day. On Veterans Day the building lights will shine red, white, and blue. Check Norman Regional Health System’s Facebook page for photos and more details on the colors at Moore!

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As the Moore and South Oklahoma City area grows, so does its need for physicians and primary care clinics. Norman Regional is ready to meet that need. In 2017, Norman Regional added several new physicians and advanced practice providers to Moore and South Oklahoma City. Norman Regional now has 14 primary care clinics and 36 primary care providers (physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants) that are employed by the Health System. This team provided more than 100,000 patient visits in the past year! Norman Regional Primary Care South OKC is home to Drs. Jared Adams, LaRhonda Sims and physician assistant Stephanie Silva. In October, Dr. Thomas Jarvis joined this practice. This clinic not only offers same-day and next-day appointments but walk-in visits for both new and current patients during the hours of 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday as well. There’s no need to call or make an appointment for the walk-in clinic – you simply walk in to their office, located at 2605 S.W. 119th St in Oklahoma City. The walk-in clinic is one example of how Norman Regional is matching patients with the care they need quickly. When you’re sick and in pain, medical treatment can’t come soon enough. Norman Regional is able to cross-schedule between clinics to ensure patients get the specific care they need. This can be especially beneficial when needing a primary care physician. For example, if your regular doctor is booked on the Monday your throat starts to hurt, the Norman Regional team can consult with our network of clinics and schedule an appointment with another physician in the Norman Regional team on the same day or the next. Since our clinics use a common electronic health record, both physicians can access your health record easily.

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Keeping Weight Loss Goals Over the Holidays Jaylin Brophy University of Central Oklahoma Dietetic Intern Over the course of the holiday season, it is quite common for Americans to gain 1 to 2 pounds. The food-centric holidays make it challenging for those trying to lose weight to stay on course. Here are some tips to help you stay on track with your weight loss goals during the holidays. • Eat a piece of fruit or a few vegetables before arriving to the party. • Busy yourself with talking to guests instead of checking out the food selection. • View all of the available food then make a food plan and stick to it. • Eat slowly and take small bites. It takes roughly twenty minutes for our bodies to realize we are full, so be cognizant of overeating. • It’s okay to have a “splurge” food item, just keep it to one item at one time, not a variety of items.

• Plan a walk after the meal. Invite family and friends at the gathering to join you. • Make a plan to workout Thanksgiving morning. A thirty-minute walk or jog will help keep you focused on weight loss goals throughout the day. • Make a plan to exercise the day after Thanksgiving. Invite friends and family members to help keep you accountable. • Help the host clean up instead of snacking on more food. Staying Mindful Over the Holidays Mindful eating is being aware of how the food you eat affects your body and mind. This practice can help you keep your weight loss goals. It can also help you enjoy your meals instead of mindlessly consuming food. Practice these mindful eating tips during this holiday season and all year through.

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Moore Students Receive $45,000 in Scholarships from OKC Community Foundation By Beverly Ferree

Moore has some of the most successful students in the state,and every year that is illustrated by the amount of scholarship money Moore students earn. This year is no exception. Students representing all three high schools received scholarships totaling $45,500 from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation. Twenty area students received scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year to further their education. Scholarships awarded to Moore students included the P.B. Odom III Family Scholarship, the West OKC Rotary Scholarship, the Rush Mershon Scholarship, the Pete & Lela Stavros Scholarship and the Commander Family Scholarship. Former Moore High student Kate Tovar was among the recipients of the P.B. Odom Family Scholarship, “I was so grateful to see that even after graduation there are still people out there who help students so they can go to college and have a successful career. I am thankful for the opportunities I was given from the Odom family.” The Oklahoma City Community Foundation awarded more than $1.9 million in scholarships this year to 640 students throughout the state for the 2017-2018 academic year. For those students interested in applying for next year’s awards, online scholarships are being accepted now for the 20182019 academic year ( Below are the scholarship recipients for the 2017-2018 academic year:

MOORE HIGH SCHOOL Ryan Finlason P.B. Odom III Family Scholarship Grayson Kuehl P.B. Odom III Family Scholarship Essence Nicholson, H.W. Almen/ West OKC Rotary Scholarship John Sadler H.W. Almen/West OKC Rotary Scholarship, P.B. Odom III Family Scholarship, Ruth Mershon Scholarship Kate Tovar P.B. Odom III Family Scholarship

WESTMOORE HIGH SCHOOL Sarah Corn P.B. Odom III Family Scholarship Kamron Fakhrshafaei P.B. Odom III Family Scholarship Abigail Inge P.B. Odom III Family Scholarship Nicholas Koelsch P.B. Odom III Family Scholarship Ashley Langston P.B. Odom III Family Scholarship Ashley Martinez Pete & Lela Stavros Scholarship Ashton Romines Commander Family Scholarship Kaitlyn Stoyanoski P.B. Odom III Family Scholarship Madelynne Wall H.W. Almen/West OKC Rotary Scholarship Austin Warfel H.W. Almen/West OKC Rotary Scholarship Julie Williamson P.B. Odom III Family Scholarship

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Local Author Releases First Book in Fantasy Romance Series By Beverly Ferree

Local author Sabrina A. Fish released her first book “Diomer’s Exile,” the first in a series titled “The Gate Keepers Chronicles,” on September 29 of this year. Fish is a fantasy and romance author, and three of her novellas were published in the multi-author Shine series created by New York Times best-selling author William Bernhardt.

speaker at the Rose State Writing Conference. She has also been a panelist at Wizard World Comic Con. Fish graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in political science and is currently the owner of Awards Solutions in Moore. If you’re interested in meeting Fish, you can find her at the Author Fair at the Norman Central Branch of Pioneer Library on November 9, Southmoore High School’s PTSA Craft Fair on November 18, the Sentinel Christmas Bazaar in Sentinal, Oklahoma, on December 2 and 3 and she’s the scheduled special guest at the Fresh Fiction Book Club Afternoon Tea in Plano, Texas, on January 13.

the magic world of Mondami. There are many different kinds of mythical creatures. One of which is the Naga, a creature with the body of a snake from the waist down and of a human from the waist up. My characters were discussing Naga/Jinn half-breeds during one scene and I realized I didn’t know if a Naga would even have the equipment to make that possible. So, I looked up snake sex. It was enlightening!”

Fish’s first book was inspired by her son. “My son asked me to write a pirate tale for him,” Fish said. “So, I set down to do just that. It was intended to be a young adult story that starred a Mer prince who was abducted from his homeland and grew up believing himself the bastard to a rival king. However, my critique group kept saying how the 30-year old aunt, Nadia, was taking over the story and that I should consider telling the story from her much more interesting perspective. So, I did.” Before writing her book, Fish spent time researching to decide on the world for her characters. “It can take two to six months or more (to research),” Fish said. “And I really never stop improving on that research. First, I draw a map of my world. Creating a believable fictional world means you have to create different climates based on where you've placed mountains, trees, water, etc. Then the culture and religion are shaped by that climate. So, I do a lot of research on the different parts of the real world: religions, cultures, languages, peoples, etc.” So, what is the strangest thing Fish learned while researching a book? “That snakes have two penises,” Fish laughed. “I’m currently working on the sequel to “Diomere’s Exile,” and my characters travel through a magical gate into 60 | MOORE MONTHLY | NOVEMBER 2017

After she’s completed her research, she moved on to her characters and their names, which in “Diomer’s Exile” includes Reis, Nadia and Arri. “After I’ve selected the various cultures and languages for my world,” Fish explained,“I assign characters names that match their homeland. My critique partners began noticing my tendency to name my male lead characters with names that begin with “R” in the first draft of every story I’ve ever written. Since I was also once in the Army National Guard, they helped me come up with my street team name, Sabrina’s R’my.” Fish is also fascinated by Mermaids, which would explain why she includes them in her book. “I find the idea of them fascinating and have since I watched The Little Mermaid as a kid but knew I didn't want to write a typical ‘innocent mermaid saves the prince from drowning and falls in love with him’ scenario,” Fish said. “So, I made my mermaid a scary tough female and the prince her abducted nephew who she's determined to find and bring back home. My mermaid still gets to fall in love...if she'll just get out of her own way.” Fish is the 2018 president for the Oklahoma Writer’s Federation, Inc. (OWFI) and is an annual featured

“Diomer’s Exile” is available through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks and her publisher, The Wild Rose Press. Fish’s website is

“Diomer’s Exile” Blurb (from her website Once there were two worlds connected by five magical gates. Then the Gate Keepers closed the gates and disappeared. The Gate Keepers have returned. Nadia de Quinones was exiled when her nephew, the crown-prince, was abducted on her watch. She’ll let nothing stand in the way of her redemption, not even discovering her heart bonded and a connection to an ancient magical gate. Lord Gregor Cyrene is sworn to protect his country's royal heirs. After the youngest prince’s life is threatened, Gregor sets out to discover who is responsible and suspects the answer lies with Nadia. When fate forces their competing goals to align, neither are prepared for the irresistible attraction between them. Can they see beyond their pasts and a millennia old hate between their people? Or will they continue to distrust, allowing those plotting against them to win?

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Imagine you’re twelve years old, it’s

“Box City was our Homeless at Heart

Friday night and your evening is spent

kickoff to get our students excited about

making a bed inside a cardboard box.

it,” said Halley. “And so until Valentines

It’s where you’ll spend the night. With


20 mile per hour winds blasting your

like toothbrushes, conditioner, soap,

makeshift home, it’s a long night. You

t-shirts, snacks, things like that.

wake up in the morning and realize just

students will be decorating more boxes

how unpleasant it was…and then you

throughout the year.

thank God it was only temporary; after

pass out these boxes to students in the

all, you have a bed in a house that you’ll

schools on Valentines Day.”




donations And

It’s our goal to

sleep in tonight. But the next time you read about homelessness in the news, or

The Loveworks organization works

see someone with a cardboard sign at an

with middle school students throughout

intersection, you immediately conjure-

the year, helping them “think outside

up memories of your night in a box…and

the box” by learning about careers,

maybe empathize a bit better.

entrepreneurialism engagement.







That’s the idea behind Box City, a

furthered this mission by inviting

Moore/Norman initiative created by

Oklahoma City native Chef Gabriel

Loveworks Leadership, Inc. as a way to

Lewis to speak to the crowd and prepare

help kids engage with a big issue like

a special meal. You may recall Gabriel’s

homelessness. More than two hundred

name as a finalist on the Master Chef

students created a makeshift box camp

TV show before he was cut in one of

in the parking lot of Journey Church

the final rounds. He was later offered a


full scholarship to culinary school and





advocates in action.”

Moore and Norman Students Participate in Box City By Brent Wheelbarger

a job at one of the Master Chef host’s

renowned restaurants.

“The main goal is for our students to

perseverance wasn’t lost on kids at the

understand,” said Halley Luckock, Box

His story of


City Coordinator with Loveworks. “If you can experience something and feel

According to Halley, “We want to

what it’s like and have empathy for

provide students with every opportunity

them, it’s different. We then help them

possible to pursue their dreams and

know they can do something about it.”

make a difference. We usually do that in crazy fun ways that our students get

And doing something about it was part of the event. Loveworks partners

excited about. And that’s exactly what Box City was.”

with Homeless at Heart, an organization providing care packages for homeless







kids in the Oklahoma City metro area,

and the Loveworks organization at









During the event, students decorated


boxes, wrote letters and stuffed boxes


Learn more about Homeless at

with essential items.


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Moore Rotary Community Excellence Award: By Rev. Adam Shahan, Moore Rotary Club Red Ribbon Parade On February 7th, 1985, Enrique "Kiki" Camarena was abducted on the order of drug lord Miguel Gallardo. He was tortured and killed because of his work as a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agent. Camarena's work led to the destruction of one of the largest marijuana plantations ever compromised in the war on drugs, and his actions led to the single largest homicide investigation ever initiated by the DEA. By 1988, Kiki Camarena's face and story were featured in TIME Magazine. DEA agents in our state and in our community mourned the loss. In partnership with community leaders and our local police, our community received a grant that bolstered the D.A.R.E. initiative and instituted a Red Ribbon Parade. In 1988, the event focused on pride in the community and a concerted effort for students, teachers, administration, and families to advocate for a drug-free lifestyle at home and in school through community drug prevention. 29 years later, the City of Moore hosts the longestrunning Red Ribbon Parade in the United States affiliated with the national program.

I asked Christy what it has been like to be with the planning committee for so many years. In true humility, she used the opportunity to mention others, like Tommy Haynes, Steve Buchanan, and Jeff Miles. These three men have been a part of leading the planning committee and helping orchestrate the event. "Jeff Miles, who once marched in the parade as a student, is now our leader. I think that's great," Christy said. As a pastor, I have worked first-hand with those struggling with addiction and with families impacted by both addiction and substance abuse. The Moore Rotary Club applauds our community leaders who have maintained this long-standing and nationally recognized tradition. We are proud to award The Moore Rotary Club Community Excellence Award to the Red Ribbon Parade. "Your Future Is Key, so Stay Drug Free" was this year's theme. It takes a community, and it takes people like Christy West and her near-thirty year commitment, to ensure a bright future for the City of Moore. Consider volunteering in your community like Christy, you can be a difference maker.

Christy West of Moore Public Schools has been a part of the Red Ribbon Parade Planning Committee since its inception in 1988. "It is special that we are the longest-running Red Ribbon Parade in the nation, and have been solicited by Oklahoma City to bring the parade to their downtown - ultimately we kept it in Moore," Christy said. "It all started 29 years ago with our community leaders and police officers. We had a wonderful D.A.R.E. program."



Moore Faith Medical Clinic Provides Free Health Services By Beverly Ferree

While senators in Washington D.C. continue to debate about the future of healthcare, there is one organization in Moore that is doing something to ease the frustration. The Moore Faith Medical Clinic, located at 224 S. Chestnut, Suite 100, in Moore, is open almost every Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for general services. The clinic also sets aside one Saturday a month for women’s care. And the best part for people in need? The services are free. “The Moore Faith Medical Clinic is an all-volunteer, faith-based, nonprofit free medical clinic that seeks to minister to the needs of those in our community without adequate resources,” said Kristin Endsley from the Moore Faith Medical Clinic.

“The Health Alliance statistics show at least 25% of the populations of Moore and Cleveland County have no access to health insurance or adequate medical care. We believe this is a huge opportunity for the Body to be the hands and love of Christ in our community.” Adjacent to their clinic is also a free pharmacy.

“Through our pharmacy, we provide approximately $20,000 worth of medications to those who come to our clinic,” said Endsley. “While we do not supply controlled or narcotic medications, we provide lifesaving, essential medications such as blood pressure and diabetic medications, antibiotics, inhalers and other needed medications. We have to regularly purchase these medications to provide to our patients. In conjunction with our partners at DLO, we are also able to provide five diagnostic tests for our patients to help provide the best care possible.” The non-profit clinic functions both as a primary care and an urgent care clinic. They currently have four doctors and one nurse practitioner on site and see approximately 12 to 15 patients every Thursday. But they could not function without volunteers. “We have around 40 volunteers that help with clinic and around 15-20 volunteers actually at the clinic on Thursday night,” said Endsley. “We do host fundraisers as well as ask for community donations. All of this is made possible by our wonderful volunteers and community that supports us.” If you would like to donate, visit their website at or send your donation via mail, made out to Moore Faith Medical Clinic, to 225 Chestnut Ave. in Moore. To volunteer, email or message them on Facebook under Moore Faith Medical Clinic. New patients can call the clinic at (405)759-0853 to make an appointment; if no one answers, leave a message.


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