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VOL. 12 • NO. 10 • OCTOBER 2017 EDITORIAL Publisher Brent Wheelbarger Editor Jeff Albertson Creative Director Rob Morris Copy Editor Katie Roberts
8 The Kitchen Lake Witch & Other subUrban Legends: Are the legends true? The only truth is that urban legends and Moore often go hand in ghostly hand.
Paying it Forward, and Backward: Moore Fire Fighters Assist in Houston Cleanup after Hurricane Harvey.
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Boo! Happy October from the Moore Monthly. This issue we stir up the heebie jeebies and get into the spirit of tricking and or treating with examples of local spooky spots that make you do the mash. The monster mash. We also highlight the Moore Fire Department and other local heroes who have helped our fellow Americans in times of need in this wild hurricane season. And Coach Williams of the Westmoore Jaguars chimes in on the City Championship and the hurdles ahead this season. Happy reading and don't forget to like us on facebook!
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When Halloween rolls around, ask any former high school student from Moore about local urban legends and youâ€™re bound to hear stories of Cry Baby Bridge, Kitchen Lake or even the Old School Building. Many have attempted to visit these locations only to be scared out of their wits as they ran back to their cars. Are the legends true? Did they really see anything, or did their imaginations get the best of them? Who knows. The only truth is that urban legends and Moore often go hand in ghostly hand.
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The Terrors of Cry Baby Bridge Just outside of Moore, past Sooner Road on 134th Street, is a bridge that has since been condemned, no longer allowing cars to pass over. That bridge is known to locals as Cry Baby Bridge. The urban legend is about a woman who lost control of her car while driving over the bridge. The car crashed and the woman’s baby was allegedly washed under the river, never to be seen again. And while this may also be a common urban legend in other cities across the country, several Moore residents have reported hearing a baby crying at the bridge late at night. Other people claim to have seen a ghost standing above the water, apparently looking for her child. Of course skeptics claim that the “crying” is actually wind echoing through a pipe dumping excess water into the ravine. Former Moore resident Alexis Hignite hates Cry Baby Bridge. She recalls visiting the bridge when she was in high school. “I went with some friends to the bridge and some of the guys I was with decided to go across the bridge frame while the rest of us stayed behind,” Hignite said. “They were over there for five minutes or so when one of our flashlights went out, and the larger one began to smoke as if it was going to catch on fire. We suddenly heard all of the guys shouting and running back. One of their pants got stuck on a nail, but everyone around kept running. I stayed and helped get him unstuck, then we bolted to the cars. The guys told us on the way home that they had all seen a silhouette of a man. It was nuts! I hate that place!”
Gavin Hart, a former Moore High student was with Hignite that night, “I grew up hearing different legends about the place my whole life, but was never a big ‘scary things’ person, so I never really cared to go,” Hart said. Then several of his friends convinced him to join them on a visit. “Most of the night went as expected, a bunch of kids out in a dark creepy place, taking turns trying to scare each other with the classic, ‘Did you hear that?’ or ‘What was that?’” Hart said. “When we finally made it to the remains of the bridge, you could tell it had been a frequently visited place. Lots of trash, soda and beer cans scattered about. There were still some rusted remains of a car in the creek, though all the garbage made it feel more like a party spot than a haunted one. But for whatever reason, we decided just being there wasn’t enough; we had to cross over the bridge and see what was up with the embankment on the other side.” So, Hart and his friends crossed the bridge. Two of the guys disappeared momentarily and then came running back. “They came sprinting back into the woods yelling, ‘Go, go, go! Get back to the car!’” Hart said. Not believing it, Hart kept climbing toward the clearing. “But before I cold fully clear the trees, I saw across the field outlined by moonlight what appeared to be a large man with something in his hands!” Hart said. “I turned as quickly as I could and caught up with everyone at the bridge. My heart was racing.”
Hart wasn’t sure what he saw, either a man or a ghost of a man, but he does recall how he felt. “Terrified!” Hart said. A year later, Randi Mattox and Tiffany Feese talked Hignite into taking them to the bridge. “We got there,” Mattox said, “and Alexis would not leave her car! That is how scared she was! So, we never got to see the bridge!” Ross Griffis, former Moore High student agrees that the bridge is scary. “I heard about Cry Baby Bridge from all my friends when I first moved to Moore when I was 14 years old,” Griffis said. “They told me that the urban legend was about a woman, her husband and baby who were going over the bridge when it gave out.” That was just enough information to intrigue Griffis. “We went in the middle of the night,” Griffis said. “We had our flashlights. It’s actually really dangerous because the planks are out on the bridge, and then your mind starts playing tricks on you. It’s pretty creepy. You hear things. You’re going into it expecting something, you want to believe you’ll hear it, you want to scare yourself. And then you get out there, and there’s a bridge out, and you realize somebody could have really died here.”
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“Stranger Things” at Kitchen Lake A similar story in the Moore area is the notorious Kitchen Lake and the Black Magic House, located off Sooner Road and Southwest 119th Street. The legend claims there was a witch, referred to as Kitchen Lake Witch, whose house was burned down by a mob and, as the legend goes, she died in the fire. The only thing left was the chimney, which was taken down a few years ago. Wesley Treat, author of “Weird Oklahoma,” remembers a time visiting Kitchen Lake. “It's been a few years since I visited the site of the Black Magic House,” Treat said. ”But it's one of the locations that have remained fairly vivid in my mind. Despite a number of residents living in the area, it felt distinctly isolated. Plus, I stopped there around dusk, which really didn't help ease my already heightened anxiety.” After writing his book, Treat said he has been to a lot of supposedly haunted places, but none affected him like Kitchen Lake. “I've photographed a number of sites reported to be haunted,” Treat said. “But few have actually creeped me out the way the Black Magic ruins did.” There have also been reports of mutilated animals at the site. “I've heard that with countless local legends,” Treat said. “But this is the one time I found it to be true. I stumbled across more than one deer carcass on my visit, and the bones of something else I couldn't identify.”
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Ross Griffis has also seen a deer carcass at the site, “I was driving to Kitchen Lake on that long winding road and there was something on the ground and something eating it. It was really weird. It looked at me and ran off over a rail. I went and turned my car around, it took about two or three minutes, and by the time I got back, whatever I saw was dragging off an entire deer. I saw a baby deer carcass that was fresh too.” Treat also discusses the house in his book. “The house, it’s said, burned many years ago, the result of arson by a terrified mob or else the witch’s own misdeeds,” Treat said. “Her remains, some believe, are buried nearby, which may explain the unusual phenomena witnessed there.” People claim to have seen smoke come out of that chimney, and some claim to have heard footsteps behind them when they visit the site. “Some say it’s fairly common to find dead, sometimes headless, animals scattered about,” Treat said. “Nighttime visitors are often vexed by the sound of disembodied footsteps following directly behind them. Oddly, all the trees in the immediate vicinity are dead, dying, fallen, or somehow violently split in two.” Can anyone say Stranger Things?
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Hauntings of an Old School The Old School Building is now home to, among other things, the Moore Monthly. But according to strangeusa.com, urban legend states there was an underground pool in the building at one point. There is also a legend that if you opened all of the lockers, you’d hear them all slamming closed. And there is a story about a little girl burned and killed when the building caught fire. She always carried a doll with her and according to the legend, you would always see the doll in the same spot in the building. If you moved the doll, it would return to the same spot. People also claim to have seen a young girl in a white dress with long black hair, floating, holding her doll. Moore Monthly publisher Brent Wheelbarger explains that while there is no pool, flooding in the basement could have been mistaken for a pool,
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“There is no pool, never has been, but there is an old locker room in the basement formerly used by the football team and it’s prone to flooding. I can see how anyone visiting the building might mistake it for a pool.” Wheelbarger does admit your mind can play games with you when in the building at night. “There are stories about people hearing a woman with high heels walking in the building late at night, possibly a previous teacher or school administrator,” Wheelbarger said. “I’ve worked late many an evening and never heard it. But I can tell you when it’s windy or stormy, and I have to leave my office to walk down the dark hall to the restroom, it is creepy. I find myself thinking, ‘what would I do if I actually heard the footsteps?’ Knowing the stories can mess with your mind.”
Moore Resident’s Haunting Guest It’s one thing to visit a haunted house in some remote town where people with plastic chainsaws chase you to the exit. It’s another thing to have a ghost follow you wherever you go. This is Moore resident Beth Reaves’ reality. “I have on ongoing personal haunting here in Moore,” Reaves said. “Supposedly I am haunted. It's been going on for several years.” While Reaves has never seen her alleged ghost, several others have seen and heard her. “I've had things happen around me. Little things,” Reaves said. “Plugs have been pulled from outlets and thrown on the countertop when my back was turned. My fan was unplugged as I was sitting in my office reading at lunch. The lights and the ceiling fan have turned on and off in my living room. The tv turned itself on. Channels changed by themselves. My computer at work turned itself off several times in a row recently at work. I stood to talk to my coworker about it, and my calculating machine started working itself about ten times in a row. I said something like, ‘I think my ghost is trying to talk to me,’ and the calculator went off again and then turned itself off. I turned it back on, and it went off about four more times. I talked to an IT guy who said the way the wiring is if I was having a surge those around me would too, and the calculator and computer are not on the same circuit.” But Reaves doesn’t seem too bothered. “My ghost has been seen by at least three people at work,” Reaves said. “She seems to have also spoken to two coworkers. One thought it was me until she realized I had already left for the day. And no one was standing in her doorway when she answered me!” One of her coworkers even saw Reaves’ ghost standing behind her. “One coworker saw her standing behind me, looking over my shoulder, but when she looked back, no one was there,” Reaves said. “She looked puzzled and
asked me who was just in my office. But no one was in my office.” Reaves’ ghost even allegedly visited one of her coworkers at his home. “She (the ghost) was saying my name. She told him ‘to help Beth,’” said Reaves. “He was very worried when I wasn't at work the next day.” A different time, the ghost woke up Reaves’ neighbor by whispering her name in his ear. “Both times when he was startled awake, he saw a shadow walking past his door and down the hall,” Reaves said. “One of those times was the same morning when my computer and calculator went haywire.” But it isn’t only her coworkers that have experienced Reaves’ ghost. A local business owner has also told Reaves that she saw her ghost. “She told me that she didn't want me to think she was crazy, but this ghost woman is with me everywhere I go,” said Reaves. “She has even seen her in her business when I wasn't there. One day she said the ghost showed up at her house saying my name and acting worried.” Reaves’ son Mitchell Trace has also witnessed some unusual activity. “I've never seen anything,” Trace said. “But I've definitely had my fair share of experiences.” Trace usually just sees a light randomly come on, but he has experienced other paranormal activity. “One time I was watching my mother's house while she was out of town,” Trace said. “I was in her bedroom watching tv with the dogs. One kept barking towards the door, but I figured it was the cat. It was probably around 3:30 in the morning when I started hearing extra voices. I slowly walked up to the wall and pressed my ear against it, and I could hear the tv in the living room. All of a sudden, the sound grew louder, like someone turned up the volume.”
But all the doors were locked, and no one else was in the house. “Usually I would blame it on the cat stepping on the remote,” Trace said. “But not only did the volume increase, but the channel was actually changed from the start up channel when you turn it on. And the remote was janky. You had to press the buttons hard and have it directly facing the receiver to get it to work.” So, surely Trace was frightened by his experiences. “Actually, not really,” Trace said. “One time the living room light came on. I was watching a scary movie alone, and I thought to myself, ‘I should turn on the light.’ And bam! The light came on! That's why I love this. I'm very logical and realistic, so when I have an experience that I can't dispute, I just know that it's a genuine experience.” And if this isn’t weird enough, none of these people knew about the other’s stories. But Reaves has never seen her ghost. “I've felt a gentle hand caress my cheek and ear and rub my hair before on my bed,” Reaves said. “But that hasn't happened in several years. I've heard someone say "Beth" and then I wake up, but I just figure I am dreaming.” So, is Reaves worried about having a ghost follow her? “Not at all,” said Reaves. “I’ve told her out loud that everyone says she's worried about me, but not to worry. I told her thank you for caring, but whoever she is, she needs to go into the light so she can go be with the others who have already gone on. I told her to go so she can be happy.”
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Paying it Forward, and Backward Moore Fire Fighters Assist in Houston Cleanup by Brent Wheelbarger When Hurricane Harvey finally cleared off the Gulf of Mexico, leaving nearly all of Houston in ruins, the people of Moore knew at least something of what Houstonians were going through. Moore’s numerous devastating tornados have put it on the receiving end of nationwide assistance more than once. For a group of ten Moore fire fighters, Harvey’s destruction was an opportunity to pay back the help we’ve received in the past, while paying forward their assistance as an act of generosity.
Moore experienced three tornados while serving with the Moore Fire Department. While the destruction from Moore’s tornados was immense, he believes it paled in comparison to what the team experienced in Houston. “A tornado is nature’s smart bomb and a hurricane is nature’s nuclear bomb,” said Moore. “The devastation of a tornado is very acute and defined in what it destroys. But the destruction from a hurricane, everything is ruined. All of your stuff has to go. It really blew me away.”
“Every single one of us on the force wanted to go down to help,” said Bryce Dallarosa, Corporal with the Moore Fire Department. “We get so much as firemen from our city. But it felt good to give back to a community in need. It was a city in need and an opportunity, so I took it.”
The team worked about twenty locations including churches and homes, helping to clear debris and prep buildings for renovation work. It was ten days of grunt work in filthy conditions, and it didn’t go unnoticed.
“I think all of us, from the oldest guys to the new guys, were mentally unprepared for the amount of devastation,” said Corley Moore, Major with the Moore Fire Department. “Just entire lives piled up on curbs, just soaked and ruined.”
“The people were overly positive,” said Dallarosa. “That was the best part. Not a single person who wasn’t overly appreciative. Everyone tried to hug us, even though we were covered in dirt. The people were so gracious.”
Moore’s fire union 2047 organized the trip to Houston, hastily selecting ten firemen who were willing to sacrifice their vacation time to serve in Houston for ten days. Younger team members who didn’t have enough vacation days were covered by fellow firemen who stayed behind, willing to work extra shifts on their behalf.
According to Moore, “We went and worked at a church that was damaged by the hurricane to get it cleaned up. When they set it up, they told the pastor ten guys from the Moore Fire Department were coming to help, and he was depressed. He said they needed a hundred guys. But when we were done and he was saying thank you, he was crying and he said, ‘I can’t believe what you ten guys did.’ It really was a sense of gratitude and overwhelmed appreciation.”
According to Moore, “We had to throw the group together fairly quickly. But I think if we had taken weeks to plan the group, we couldn’t have put together a better team. Everyone’s attitude was, ‘can we go work, can we go do something, can we go help?’”
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Now as numerous hurricanes continue to batter the Caribbean and Florida, the Moore team has a new appreciation for the challenges that lie ahead.
Dallarosa commiserates with what Floridians are now experiencing, “I feel so bad for those people. I just don’t know how they’re going to get enough people to help. I feel like we need every person in the United States to help to even make a drop in the bucket. Just us going down there, the houses and church we did was such a minute part in the recovery of the city.” But lots of drops can eventually fill the bucket, and that’s exactly what the Moore team saw in Houston as they encountered volunteers from all corners of the country. Their hope is the same will happen in Florida and other southern states impacted by recent hurricanes. They see the disasters as opportunities. According to Moore, “It felt good to give back as a fire department to another city in need and all of us are proud that we made that happen.”
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Moore Residents Trapped in Houston, Help Family Friends By Luke Schumacher Imagine being retired and deciding to spend time at a beach house for a few days, only to end up getting stuck because of nasty weather. For a Moore couple, this is what happened when they went to the beach and were trapped by hurricane Harvey. Cecil and Laura Clay drove down to their beach house in Crystal Beach, TX on August 22 to enjoy the last few days of summer. Typically, they stay a few weeks at a time, but on this trip they had to stay longer than expected. The days leading up to the Clays' trip, hurricane Harvey was not a newsworthy hurricane. It was just a small tropical storm forming in the Atlantic. Nothing to worry about in Houston, Texas and definitely not something to derail their trip. “We went down a week before [Harvey] was even something, before people knew there was a hurricane coming,” said Cecil Clay. “By the time it got to be a category three or four, we made the decision to stay.” After the storm passed, the couple's electricity was spotty at best, sometimes off for up to 26 hours at a time. They had water restrictions and were told they had to boil water for five minutes before using it. But these are just minor
inconveniences considering the Clays' house did not suffer major damage. Some of their Houston friends were not as lucky. “One of our friends from the beach had a son who lives south of Houston,” said Laura Clay. “His house was flooded with a few feet of water.” The Clays took advantage of their time in Houston by helping with post-hurricane clean up. Cecil, a retired OKC firefighter, assisted in demolition work for the family friend’s house. “Everything four feet and down we took out. We cut out all the sheetrock and insulation,” said Cecil. “We stripped the wood laminate floors. The only thing left was concrete floors and the studs.” The demolition was piled up on the side of the road, alongside debris from the other houses in the neighborhood. There was also wreckage on the side of the highways – large clumps of grass, pieces of wood, tire tread.
“Some people didn’t have flood insurance because there had never been a devastating flood in the area before,” said Laura Clay. “The probability of the kind of flood happening was one-in-a-thousand. Houston has never had this kind of rainfall.” Weeks after Harvey hit, there is still a lot of work to be done. Cecil compared tornadoes with hurricanes and the lag time before clean up and rebuilding can begin. “Tornadoes can pass through and parts of homes will remain undisturbed,” said Cecil. “Floods are much more widespread. When flood waters get high, everything gets destroyed and nasty. It takes a long time for it to go away.” So what can the residents of Moore and South Oklahoma City do to help? “If there was anything Oklahomans could do to help, I would say that any kind of monetary donation would be the best and most appreciated,” said Laura. “If you know someone who knows someone in the Houston area, donate directly to them.”
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Senior Living - by Kathleen Wilson
Veteran Benefits Help Pay For Senior Living Care 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:
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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 congressionallymandated 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 include: QUALIFYING DATES World War I World War II Korea Vietnam Middle East
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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
Moore’s Original Social Network
Although early settlers in the town of Moore worked hard to make a living for their families, they made time in their busy lives for recreation, entertainment, and culture. Many came from other other towns and states and realized the value of social activities to draw a community together and provide interest to lighten lives. Many had unique talents and abilities that needed a way of expression. Town residents and families from surrounding homesteads began early to socialize. Man is a social creature who needs friends and to be a part of his surroundings. Hard work and heavy responsibilities do not blot out that need, especially when it can be satisfied with little expense and only a little effort. Many men in their youth had played instruments, so it wasn’t long before the town had a budding band. A bandstand was erected over the
town well in the middle of Main and Broadway, and band concerts held. Families sat on quilts to enjoy the musical social, whatever it sounded like. One picture of the early 1900s shows a band composed of four trombones, two cornets, a bass drum and a tuba, and the musicians even had on coats with gold braid. Young boys entertained themselves with tops, marbles, foot races, and wrestling and, if one was lucky, a horse. Girls had jumping ropes, jacks, hopscotch, and homemade paper dolls. These kinds of entertainment did not go out of style for another 50 years. People enjoyed taffy pulls, quilting bees, and fiddling contests. Town picnics were a Fourth of July tradition, complete with fried chicken and ice cream. A pleasant grove near the location of the present park on S.W. 4th Street, unofficially called “Dreessen’s Grove,” was the place families or classes from churches or
school met for picnics and outings. The men played horseshoes, and the women sat and fanned faces hot from cooking for the picnic. When ice was available, ice cream socials blossomed. Citizens raised funds for town projects by holding box or pie supers, where ladies prepared decorated boxes with either a meal or pie inside, and the men and boys bid on them, usually in order to eat with some particular girl or lady. The trick was to be sure which box that particular lady had prepared. J.W. Payne built Moore’s first twostory building on the northwest corner of Main and Broadway. He had a grocery downstairs, but the upstairs boasted a hall for plays, vocal and instrumental concerts, and “literaries,” where people gave dramatic recitations or “spoke” poems, such as “Abou ben Adham,” “The Last Hymn,” “The Boy on the Burning Deck,” “Jakes Squirrel” and “The Preacher and the Bear.”
Ball games— baseball and football—were among the earliest entertainments. Everybody played ball! There are pictures of various teams through the years, one of which shows a famous ball player, Pepper Martin, who came to play with the Moore team for a while. Fun, entertainment, pleasure—the people of Moore in earlier times made their own. Times may have been hard, but these families loved life: enjoying the good and coping with the not-sogood. Note: This edition of Sketches of Moore was first published in a previous issue of Moore Monthly.
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But how is MCOA able to do all the things they do to support the Brand Senior Center? The answer is simple. They host an annual beans and cornbread supper and fundraising event each fall. This year, the event is scheduled for Saturday, October 21 from 11:00 to 2:00pm. In additional to offering an excellent meal of beans, cornbread, slaw and cobbler, the event also features a large bake sale and a live auction. Merchants and local businesses donate generously to the auction. The quilters group from the Senior Center is working on an extra special quilt to be raffled off at the event. Chances for the quilt raffle will be $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Tickets for the Beans and Cornbread Supper are on sale now for $5.00 each and can be purchased at the Brand Center. More Information on Brand Senior Center and Moore Council on Aging The Center is located at 501 East Main and is open each weekday from 8:00am until 4:00pm. The Center offers a variety of activities each day such as cards, quilting, and art classes. There are regularly scheduled informational
presentations of special interest to senior adults, and there are even health checks for hearing, blood pressure and blood sugar offered most months. Aging Services Inc. operates a congregate meal program at the Center each week day. Aging Services Inc. also provides home delivered meals all over Moore to seniors who are home bound. Moore has not always had such a lovely senior center. In 1977, MCOA began meeting in a building owned by the City of Moore. As the group grew in numbers, they were able to obtain the use of a larger facility that was privately owned. Soon after, the MCOA began a project to raise funds for a new facility. Land was donated to MCOA for the project. MCOA and the City of Moore worked together to meet qualifications for a grant to build a new senior center. By 1993, sufficient funds had been raised by MCOA for their portion of the project costs. The title of the land was transferred to the City and the construction began. On February 22, 1994, MCOA moved into the senior center at the current facility as their new home. The official Open House for the Brand Center was held on April 16th that year. MCOA provided the funding to purchase all the dining tables and chairs as well as numerous other items that were needed for the new facility. Under an agreement with the City, MCOA is the principal user of the building while the City remains the owner. The City provides two full-time staff members and maintains the property. Since that time, MCOA has continued to lead the Senior Center and has continued to raise funds for the center operation. MCOA buys the coffee pots,
all the coffee, tea, condiments, and paper products for the Center. They also purchase all the supplies necessary for the many parties that regularly take place at the Center. MCOA recently purchased a WEI game for the Center. The Quilting group at the center works very hard to make quilts and other crafts. All proceeds from the sales of these items go towards helping with the ongoing expenses of the Center. The pool players make monthly donations to help cover the maintenance of their equipment. MCOA operates the transportation program that provides riders for seniors from their homes within the city limits of Moore to the Senior Center, to local banks, stores and doctorâ€™s appointments. MCOA covers the costs of fuel, tires, insurance, tags, and maintenance of the bus as well as covering the 20% match required to secure the wheel chair lift equipped eleven passenger bus through the Federal 5310 Transportation Program. The Board of Directors for Moore Council on Aging meet at 10:00am on the last Monday of each month and the general meeting of the Moore Council on Aging is held on the first Friday of each month at 10:00am. Both of these meetings are held at the Brand Center. For further information, please contact (405) 799-3139.
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Local Line Workers Rush to Restore Power in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey by Beverly Ferree As the people of southeast Texas were fleeing Hurricane Harvey, there was a group of men and women heading into the storm to restore power. The line workers from south Oklahoma City’s Win-sons Poleline Construction were among those dedicated to providing aid from the devastation. “We got the call that they needed us and began making plans to head towards southeast Texas,” said Tim Ferree, co-owner of Win-sons. “Of course, the line crews hated leaving their families, but this is part of the job, and they were determined to help.” Working a post-storm disaster takes a lot of effort and dedication. While Ferree was handling things in Texas, his sister and partner Dawn Alvarado made sure that things went well in Oklahoma. “We couldn’t do it without her,” said Ferree. “We may be doing the work on the ground, but she is the one making sure it all runs smoothly.” When they first arrived at the Texas coast, line crew operator Mark Spitz explained how overwhelming the damage really was. “My initial thought upon arriving was just the overwhelming amount of damage to businesses, homes and the landscape,” said Spitz. “It’s weird coming to a place I’ve never been and trying to imagine what it might have looked like before all the devastation.” And the further south they drove, the more damage they saw. “It became very apparent that for most of the people there, life was at a standstill,” said Spitz. “Without electricity or a generator, it would have been tremendously difficult to weather the restoration process. Not to mention with the businesses
closed, there was no income for employees or business owners alike.” Of course, seeing the damage made the workers realize how lucky they are. “Having children myself, I can’t imagine what it must have been like to worry about food, clothing, hygiene or where they would be attempting to complete their school year once things got back to some degree of normalcy,” said Spitz. “It’s one thing to read about or see the damage on social media or TV, but seeing it in person gives you a much more accurate perspective on just how many people’s lives were impacted.” Win-sons has worked several storms in the past, including storms that have devastated Moore, but the working conditions in Texas were especially challenging. “The mosquitos were horrific,” said Ferree. “We used netting over our hard hats to keep them away, but we were lucky. There were crews in Refujio that reported having their trucks covered in mosquitos.” But in-the-midst of terrible working conditions, the line workers found solace in the people they were helping. “There was a young girl, about nine or ten years old, with her mom, passing out baggies with crackers and a note telling us thank you,” said Ferree. “These people were recovering from their own tragedy, and they still took the time to thank us. There are still good people in this world. We see it with every storm, and it gets to me every time.” People helping people is something Moore is used to doing, and Ferree said he saw some of that same attitude in Texas. “When I went to Rockport, where the eye of the hurricane came ashore, I saw four young kids about 12 or 13 years old with a sign that said free tacos,” said Ferree.
“Their town was destroyed around them, but they found happiness in being able to help. It reminded me of the devastating tornados of Moore, people helping people and people so grateful for our service. It’s always humbling, watching people thank us when they are the ones suffering.” While Win-sons was lucky enough to find hotels this storm, there have been plenty of other storms where they found themselves sleeping in their trucks. “The people of AEP (American Electric Power) in Texas treated us well,” said Ferree. “From the people who cooked and fed us to the workers from that area who helped in any way they could, we could not have asked for a better group of people to work with.” So, what happens after Win-son’s is released from this storm? “We head to Florida and the devastation from Hurricane Irma,” said Ferree. “We go where they need us. It can get tiring, but we run on adrenaline. People need us right now, and that’s what we do.”
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Calendar of Events & Performances - October 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 propose that space and time are no longer a priori categories for organization, but that space is constructed, continuously transformed, and that we are dealing with mobile topologies. 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 Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone, October 5, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. Peter Noone and the legendary British pop band are back playing favorites such as “I’m Into Something Good” and “Mrs. Brown You Have a Lovely Daughter.” For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: http://tickets.occc.edu/ upcoming-events or call (405) 682-7576. National Theatre Live – Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead, Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter, The Woman in Black), Joshua McGuire (The Hour), and David Haig (Four Weddings and a Funeral, The
Witness for the Prosecution) star in Tom Stoppard's brilliantly funny situation comedy. 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 682-7576. Canterbury Voices presents Bluegrass and Blue Jeans, Friday, October 27, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Join Canterbury Voices for a Bluegrass adventure in 2017! Canterbury is honored to be joined by Kyle Dillingham and Horseshoe Road featuring Lucas Ross and Matt Denman, the Canterbury Youth Voices Moore choruses, and the Mustang High School Choir. Throughout the concert, you will hear songs from the bluegrass, gospel and folk genres, and “A World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass”, composed by Carol Barnett. For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: http://tickets.occc.edu/upcoming-events or call (405) 682-7576.
CHURCH & SPIRITUAL CONNECTION Fresh Start Community Church Food Pantry, open the third Thursday of each month, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., 309 N Eastern Avenue, West Campus-Family Life Center. Canned and dry goods available. Must be a resident of Moore (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. moorechurch.com.
CITY MEETINGS AND EVENTS City Council Meetings, Monday, October 2 and 16 at 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore Parks Board Meeting, Tuesday, October 3, 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Moore Arts and Crafts Festival, Saturday, October 7, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Multi-Purpose Pavilion at Moore Central Park, 700 S. Broadway Ave. Join us at Moore Central Park for vendors selling their arts and crafts. For more information, www.cityofmoore.com/central park or call 793-5090. For vendor information and application call 405-793-4332. Board of Adjustment Meeting, Tuesday, October 10, 5:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Planning Commission Meeting, Tuesday, October 10, 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. Little River Trail of Fears Presents: Voodoo in the Bayou, Friday, October 20, 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Little River Park. According to legend in the early 19th century, Voodoo Queen Bianca Lavreau would practice her underground religion in the wooded area known today as Little River Park. As word got out about her practices, a mob formed to force her out of the area. She mysteriously disappeared! Today, people still say they see her roam Little River Park on a full moon. Come be a part of the award winning Trail Of Fears: Voodoo In The Bayou. The Trail is a 1/3 of a mile, guaranteed to scare you with the Tomb Of Voodoo Queen Bianca Lavreau, Zombie Forest and Voodoo Lagoon. Purchase tickets early because a limited number of tickets are available. Must be 12 or accompanied by an adult. Fee: $7.50 per person. Tickets available online at www.cityofmoore/fun or at The Station. Senior Center Bean Dinner Fundraiser, Saturday, October 21, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Brand Senior Center, 501 East Main St. Beans, Cornbread, Cole Slaw, Dessert & Drinks all for only $5.00 for Adults and $2.50 for Children (under 12). Quilt Raffle: $1.00 per ticket or 6 for $5.00. Proceeds from the ticket sales to benefit the Moore Council on Aging and Brand Senior Center. For more info call 405-799-3130.
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Mummy and Son Dance, Friday, October 27, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., The Station Recreation Center. Snacks, dancing, Haunted House, Door Prizes and Lots of Fun! Fee: $10 per person, $15 per person the day of the dance. Tickets available online at www.cityofmoore/fun or at The Station. Moore Red Ribbon Parade, Saturday, October 28, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.., Old Town Moore. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jeff Miles @email@example.com or 579-5407. Proceeds benefit the PTA groups of the schools in the parade. Haunt Old Town, Saturday, October 28, 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., Little River Park. Free Event. Bring your whole family for this trick or treating event. Inflatables, Games, Music, Food Trucks, Moore Public Library - arts and crafts and lots of candy. This event will happen RAIN OR SHINE.
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. Garden Ponds & Aquariums Unlimited CUSTOMER APPRECIATION WEEKEND! Friday and Saturday October 6th & 7th (rain or shine) 9:00am to 6:00pm - Ridiculous Storewide Discounts 310 SW 1st St Moore (I-35 at Exit #117) (405) 794-3323 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. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Bentley Hedges Travel Cruise and Tour Show, Tuesday, October 3 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at Hidden Trails Country Club, 6501 S. Country Club Drive. Our featured cruise and tour companies will be Funjet Vacations, AMAWaterways, Oceania Cruise Lines, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Globus Family of Brands, Regent Seven Seas, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Carnival Cruise Lines and Celebrity Cruise Lines. Learn more about unique destinations and travel opportunities for your next cruise or vacation. For your dining pleasure, Hidden Trails Country Club will be featuring a pasta and salad station and a desert bar. Cash Bar will be available. Early Booking discounts and door prizes will be offered. RSVP to Donna or Bonnie at 405-237-333. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Coffee with Councilman John Pettis, Jr, Thursday, October 5 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 7 Councilman John Pettis, Jr. Info: 405-634-1436. Courage for a Cause – Support Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, Saturday, October 7 at 9:00 a.m. at Leadership Square, 211 N. Robinson Avenue, Suite 130, OKC. OKC Over the Edge is a fun and daring fundraising event for Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity! Over the Edge is a unique opportunity for individuals and organizations to raise money and support Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity and the families they serve by rappelling off the 16th story of the Leadership Square building in downtown OKC. The goal of raising $180,000 will go towards building homes for limited income families in our local community while challenging yourself to an experience of a life time. Register Online: cohfh.org/OverTheEdge2017 and set up your page. Collect Donations: Participants must raise a minimum of $2,000 to go Over the Edge. Use your online fundraising page or collect cash and checks from your network of friends, family, and coworkers.Secure your rappel spot: Once you reach the $2,000 minimum fundraising goal, you will be guaranteed a rappel spot and we will contact you to secure a rappel time. Space is limited. You will receive an Over the Edge T-Shirt! Top Earner: Once you reach the $2,000, you can keep fundraising and earn a prize for begin the top fundraiser!
Moore Chamber of Commerce Networking Lunch, Tuesday, October 10 at 11:45 a.m. at the Moore Chamber of Commerce, 305 W. Main. Cost is $10. RSVP Required. Visit www.moorechamber.com to register. Moore Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Thursday, October 12 at 5:00 p.m. at First United Bank, 2101 S I-35 Frontage Road. This event is a business networking opportunity for Moore Chamber of Commerce Members. Attendees can make meaningful connections that can result in successful business leads. Food and beverages are served. Visit www. moorechamber.com for more information. Moore Involved – Moore Connect After Hours, Tuesday, September 12 at Royal Bavaria, 3401 S. Sooner Road. Join Moore Involved for their September networking event. Fun, fellowship, and philanthropy with Moore's young professionals. Non-members enjoy 1 free drink. Members enjoy 2 free drinks. For more information contact Milly Groves at: milly. firstname.lastname@example.org. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Dogfest OKC 2017, Sunday, October 15 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 pm. At Earlywine Park, 119th Street and S. May Ave DOGFEST OKC 2017 is a fundraising event to benefit Canine Companions for Independence. They provide highly-trained assistance dogs to people with disabilities and wounded veterans free. People and Pups are all invited. We are needing sponsors, vendors, teams, and volunteers. Would your business and/or employees love to help this wonderful organization and have tons of fun too? For more information ontact Heather Anders at 405-605-3030. Moore Chamber of Commerce Lunch n’ Learn, Monday, October 17, at 11:45 a.m. at the Moore Chamber of Commerce, 305 W. Main. The Chamber ”Lunch n’ Learn” Series is an innovative and creative program as noted. Chamber members who are experts in their fields are invited to share their expertise with other Chamber members over the lunch hour. Each lunch will focus on topics related to professional and personal development. Cost is $10. RSVP Required. Visit www.moorechamber.com to register. Moore Chamber of Commerce Eggs n’ Issues, Wednesday, October 17 at the Moore Chamber of Commerce, 305 W. Main Street. Federal Review with Congressman Tom Cole and Senator James Lankford - THIS EVENT MAY CHANGE DUE TO AVAILABILITY OF THE CONGRESSMAN AND SENATOR. For more info email Kim Brown: email@example.com. Moore Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours, Thursday, October 19 at 8:00 a.m. at Whataburger, 2290 S. Service Road. This event is a business networking opportunity for Moore Chamber of Commerce Members. Attendees can make meaningful connections that can result in successful business leads. Food & beverages are served. Info: moorechamber.com. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Healthy Heart Walkers Club at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, Wednesday, October 18 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. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Caregiver Support Group at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation, Thursday, October 19 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. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Fourth Friday Tasting by Nosh at Catering Creations Restaurant, Friday, October 27, 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. Pre-order your tickets with the cashier. Contact Cathy Hanselman for info. Moore Chamber of Commerce Annual Event, Friday, October 27 at 6:00 p.m. at Riverwind Showplace Theater, 1544 W Highway 9, Norman. The Moore Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce our premier event for 2017. Our goal is to showcase as many Chamber members as possible, and there are a variety of ways you can participate in this event. Because this is a great networking event, we invite you to attend either as an individual or by purchasing a Corporate Table. Registration and Auction viewing begins at 6:00 p.m. Corporate tables available. Individual tickets available. Please contact the chamber for details at 405-794-3400. Moore Chamber of Commerce General Membership Luncheon – State of the Schools, Tuesday, October 31 at 11:45 a.m. at the Yellow Rose Dinner Theater, 1005 SW 4th Street. Presenters include (not specifically in this order): Moore Public Schools, Randall University, Moore Norman Technology Center, Mid America Christian University, Oklahoma City Community College. $20 advance registration, $25 invoiced registration, $200 for Sponsor Table of 8. Contact Nena McDaniel for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 (405) 793-2600 for more information. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Judo, classes held Monday – Sunday at 117 Skylane Drive in Norman for ages 7 and up. A non-profit organization, all classes are offered in a family friendly environment. Fees are $20 per month for an individual or $40 per month for a family. Discount uniforms are available. For more information, call (405) 465-1925 or send an email to email@example.com. Adult Salsa Classes, every Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Adelante Dance Studio (Inside Moore Old School) 201 N. Broadway, Suite 201. $10 per class or $35 a month. Call (405) 586-0201 for more information. First Moore Baptist Church of Moore Community Life/ Recreation Center, The Link is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday open 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Two basketball courts and racquetball courts, fitness center and walking/running track. For more information, call (405) 735-2527. Karate, First Moore Baptist Church, every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The classes are free for anyone ages 8 and up. Uniforms available at a discounted rate. Call (405) 793-2600 for more info. 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.
tact director Carissa Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about enrolling your child or to volunteer.
a meal for seniors 60 and above is $2.25. Required cost for a meal for guests under 60 is $5.00.
Boy Scouts Meetings, Mondays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. Children’s Chimes, Moore First United Methodist Church, Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., 201 W. Main St., children 4th – 6th grade will learn to read music.
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. Girl Scouts Meetings, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. LEAP (Learning Enrichment Arts Program), Moore First United Methodist Church, Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., 201 W. Main St. Open to kindergarten – 6th grade. Choir, life skills games, snacks and help with homework. YMCA Before and After School Care, Moore Community Center. Call (405) 378-0420 for participating schools and more info.
MUSIC/ARTS Southern Hills School of Fine Arts, 8601 S. Penn, Oklahoma City. Enrolling children and adults for private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, bass, drums, strings, brass and woodwinds. Call Sarah Gee at (405) 735-6387.
RECOVERY AND SUPPORT GROUPS Celebrate Recovery: • Faith Crossing Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery, Mondays, 13701 S. Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City. • First Moore Baptist Church Celebrate Recovery, Thursday nights, 6:30 p.m., First Moore Baptist Church, 301 NE 27th Street. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Support and help for those struggling with addiction. • Fresh Start Community Church Celebrate Recovery 12 Step Program, Tuesday nights, 6:30 p.m., 309 N Eastern. Call (405) 794-7313 for more information. Dementia/Alzheimer’s Support Group, Village on the Park, 1515 Kingsridge, Oklahoma City. Contact Karen Proctor at (405) 692-8700 for meeting times and details. Divorce Care, First Moore Baptist Church, Wednesday nights, 6:15 p.m., 301 NE 27th Street. Support group for those going through a divorce. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information. Grief Share Support Group, First Moore Baptist Church, every Monday night at 6:30 p.m., 301 N.E. 27th Street. Support group for individuals and family members struggling with life events such as death, divorce, and disappointments and learning healthy ways to cope with life. Call (405) 793-2600 for 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@ gmail.com to register or participate.
Project Return Home for Alzheimer’s Patients in Moore, For information about enrolling a loved one, contact Virginia Guild at (405) 793-4478 or Sgt. Jeremy Lewis at (405) 793-4448. Transportation: • Metro Transit will provide van service for age 60 and older on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the Moore area to Oklahoma City for medical appointments. Call Jackie at (405) 297-2583. • Moore Council on Aging. Seniors may have transportation anywhere in the city of Moore for errands or appointments. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Call (405) 799-3130 at least one day in advance. • “Share-A-Fare” for age 60 and over or disabled. Purchase taxi fare at 40% off.
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American Cancer Society seeks volunteers who would like to help drive patients to their cancer treatment and/or volunteer with our local Relay for Life event. For more information visit www.relayforlife.org/mooreok or contact Mel Rogers at (405) 841-5817 or email@example.com. Blue Star Mothers of America. Moore City Hall is a donation drop-off for items for our service members overseas. For needs, see www.bsmok6.org or go to City Hall. Help Deliver Meals to Moore homebound residents. Volunteer drivers needed. Call Darlene Carrell, 793-9069, Brand Center. The Hugs Project, a non-profit organization, puts together care packages for our troops in the Middle East. For more information, call (405) 651-8359 or TheHugsProject@cox.net.
SERVICE, COMMUNITY CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS American Legion Meetings, every Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m., 207 SW 1st St., Moore. Open for all veterans. Call (405) 794-5446 for more information. Malcolm Hunter Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, the second Wednesday of each month, Hillcrest Presbyterian Church, 6600 S. Penn, at 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact Pat Towns at (405) 376-5653. Moore Horseshoe Pitching Club, every Thursday, 6:00 p.m., Fairmoore Park. For more information, contact (405) 237-1171. Moore Old Town Association, the fourth Tuesday of every month, First United Methodist Church. For more information, contact Janie Milum at firstname.lastname@example.org. Moore Rotary Club, Wednesdays at Moore Chamber of Commerce. Moore Rotary Club is a civic organization dedicated to contributing and volunteering in our community. Moore Toastmasters, every Thursday, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St., Moore. Become the speaker and leader that you want to be. Join our group as we practice Toastmasters’ proven learn-by-doing program. The Oklahoma Women Veterans Organization, the third Saturday during the months of February, April, June, August, October and December, 11:00 a.m., Sunnylane Family Reception Center, 3900 SE 29th St., Del City. 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.
Moore Food Resource Center, a part of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, allows volunteers to help fight hunger in Moore. Volunteers at the Moore Food Resource Center will assist with a variety of tasks, including serving as client shopper helpers, assisting with loading and unloading vehicles, sorting and shelving food items and cleaning. The Moore Food Resource Center is located at 2635 N. Shields. For more information on becoming a volunteer, contact Alex Strout at astrout@ regionalfoodbank.org or (405) 600-3186. Oklahoma Ducks Unlimited. Volunteering for Ducks Unlimited is a great way to have fun, meet new people and support Ducks Unlimited’s critical waterfowl habitat conservation mission. Whether you want to sell event tickets, gather donations, secure sponsorships or help put on a successful party and fundraising event, there are many opportunities that will fit your needs to support your local community. For more information about volunteering, please contact Mr. Nathan Johnson, Regional Director for Oklahoma Ducks Unlimited at (405) 315-0093 or Mr. Randall Cole at (479) 220-9735. Serve Moore. Are you looking for a way to help others? Serve Moore is looking for volunteers to help with disaster relief and renewal projects. If you would like to volunteer or need volunteer help, visit www.servemoore.com/help to submit a request. You can also visit the Serve Moore headquarters located inside the Community Renewal Center at 224 S. Chestnut Avenue in Moore. For more information, visit www.servemoore.com or call (405) 735-3060. To keep up with the events and opportunities that are being added throughout the month, log on to mooremonthly.com and click on the Calendar link at the top of the home page. You’ll find an updated calendar for this month and the rest of the year.
VFW Bruce January Post 8706, the second Thursday of every month, 7:00 p.m., Lynlee Mae Event Center, 501 W. Main St., Moore. All veterans welcome. Call Mike Eaton at (405) 8314405 or go to www.vfwpost8706.org for more information.
Zumba, Mondays at 7:15 p.m. at the Christian Life Center located at 201 W. Main St. $3 fee per class.
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.
Women: Moms Club of Moore, the second Thursday of the month, Westmoore Community Church. Go to www.momsclubsofmoore.com for more information.
Agape: First United Methodist Church Moore, Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m., 201 W. Main. Homework and Hangout for Youth (7th– 12th grade). Community Dinner at 5:30 p.m. (cost is $1 for dinner), Family Activities & Church School at 6:00 p.m. Menu can be found at www.moorechurch.com.
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.
Volunteer for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, January 2 - January 28. Volunteer jobs include: sorting and processing produce, organizing the warehouse, stocking shelves, checking clients out, and more. For more information call (405) 6003188 or email MRom@regionalfoodbank.org, The food bank is located at 2635 N. Shields Blvd.
Afterschool Matters, First Moore Baptist Church, Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. This program helps students work towards academic success. Available to 1st – 6th grade. Con-
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
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Pub W Offers Elevated Pub Atmosphere and Great Food By Beverly Ferree Pub W is without a doubt no ordinary pub. Located at 10740 South May Ave, just south of 104th, Pub W has taken the traditional pub and put it on steroids. Whether it’s a locally crafted beer, an inhouse cocktail concoction or their very creative food choices, Pub W has given the word pub a new image. The atmosphere is inviting yet contemporary and very family friendly. From the hostess to the servers to the managers, everyone was very polite and helpful, and the décor was modern with an industrial flare. Pub W is the brainchild of Marty Chilcote and Brandon Kistler and is part of the Hal Smith Restaurant Group, which includes Charleston’s. “The idea was to have a slightly elevated pub that is also family friendly,” said Pub W General Manager Dustin Lanphier. “We will be open a year this November. The area has received us very well, and we have established a lot of regular customers.” Lanphier explained that they also like to change up their menu, “We try to have a couple of changes a year as the seasons change. We’ll have items with seasonal fruits and vegetables and a menu with healthier options. And the same is true for our cocktail menu. We have warmer cocktails for the fall and winter and fresher, sweeter options for the spring and summer.” Pub W also has a brunch menu every Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., including huevos rancheros and chicken and waffles. Their brunch menu also includes fresh oysters, along with Brunch Mary (their take on the Bloody Mary) and mimosas. “We also serve fried chicken on Sundays and Tuesdays, which is very popular,” Lanphier said. We went for lunch, and there was a variety of choices. Our wonderful server, Thi Nguyen, who you should definitely ask for when you visit, helped us decide what to try. We started with the squashpuppies, Pub W’s interpretation of the hush puppy. The squash definitely gave it a moist texture, and paired with the honey butter and the jalapeno jam makes this a southern delicacy you don’t want to pass on. Other appetizer favorites that we haven’t yet tried are the fresh baked pretzels, the drunken tuna ceviche, the buffalo shrimp and the pork shoulder potachos, Pub W’s take on the traditional nacho dish but served with house potato chips, cheddar, barbeque, beer braised pork, grilled jalapenos, grilled onions and sour cream. For lunch, my husband had the chicken tenders, and I went for the spicy shrimp tacos. While I teased him about choosing a boring item from the menu, these chicken tenders were anything but boring and neither were the fries. Cooked and seasoned just right, his meal was traditional but delicious. My shrimp tacos had a little more kick to them, especially with the spicy aioli sauce. The shrimp was seasoned perfectly and tasted fresh. Ironically, it was my side item that was my favorite, the black beans. Again, seasoned to perfection, they were the right combination of taste and heat. We were right by the kitchen, so I had the chance to see other foods being delivered. One that caught my interest was the farm fresh chicken salad with roasted chicken, apple slices, raisins and candied pecans. The hamburgers and sandwiches also looked good. The Chupacabra, with pulled chicken, grilled jalapenos and onions, muenster cheese and jalapeno bread is a must try next time we come. And there will definitely be a next time.
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Beers on tap: American Lager Coors Light 4.0% 14Oz American Lager Pabst Blue Ribbon 4.7% 14Oz Mexican Lager Dos Xx Special Lager 4.3% 14Oz Cream Ale Vanessa House 401K 5.1% 14Oz [Local] Bock Shiner Bock 4.4% 14Oz Amber New Belgium Fat Tire 4.0% 14Oz Maibock Rogue Dead Guy 6.5% 14Oz Witbier Blue Moon 5.4% 14Oz Hefeweizen Destihl Hefeweizen 5.2% 14Oz Belgian Pale Ale Anthem Golden One 6.8% 12Oz [Local] Saison Boulevard Tank 7 8.5% 12Oz American Pale Ale Roughtail Pale Ale 5.5% 14Oz [Local] Session IPA Founderâ€™s All Day 4.7% 14Oz IPA Stone IPA 6.9% 14Oz IPA Anthem IPA 6.5% 14Oz [Local] IPA Elk Valley IPA 6.2% 14Oz [Local] Double Ipa Roughtail Hoptometrist 9.0% 12Oz [Local] Tripel Unibroue La Fin Du Monde 9.0% 12Oz Quad St. Bernardus Abt 12 10.0% 12Oz Irish Dry Stout Guinness Draught 4.2% 20Oz Milk Stout Twisted Spike Stache 4.0% 12Oz [Local] Imperial Stout Evil Twin Even More Jesus 12.0% 8Oz Imperial Stout Prairie Bomb! 13.8% 8Oz [Local] Cider Angry Orchard Crisp Apple 5.0% 14Oz
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Nominations Are Now Open for the Best of Moore & South Oklahoma City This will be our 6th year celebrating the area’s favorite restaurants, businesses, and services. The community response to the “BOM Awards” has been overwhelming…and so have your suggestions for making the awards even better. That’s why we’ve put our heads together and come up with a few new wrinkles that should simplify the process and give more businesses a chance to take home some coveted “Bommie” hardware. Here are the rules:
NOMINATIONS The nomination period runs from October 1, 2017 to November 15th, 2017. Anyone can submit a nomination in any category. You can check out the categories below. 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 email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
VOTING Voting will begin at 12:01 a.m. on December 1, 2017 and end at midnight on January 31, 2018. That’s right – two whole months to make your votes known.
There will be only one round of voting. WINNERS The top three finishers in each category will be invited to our festive Best of Moore dinner in February where first, second and third place will be revealed. All three places will be recognized at the "Bommie's." If you get invited to Best of Moore, you'll go home a winner!
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CATEGORIES Best Massage Therapy/Massage Therapist Best Coffee Shop Best Home Maintenance & Remodeling Best Asian Dining Best Bakery/Cupcakes Best Bbq Best Breakfast Spot Best Burger Best Chicken Best Donuts Best Italian Dining Best Lunch Spot Best Mexican Dining Best Pizza Best Sandwich/Sub Best Special Occasion Best Women's Clothing & Accessories Best Local Restaurant Best Place To Watch The Game Best Auto Maintenance Best Bank Best Car Dealership Best Child Care/Private School Best Childrenâ€™s Party Spot Best Credit Union Best Dental Care Best Urgent/Emergency Medical Best Entertainment Best Eye Care Best Fitness Best Florist Best Funeral Services Best Gifts & Vintage Shop Best Grocery Store Best Childrenâ€™s Clothing Best Hair Salon Best Heat & Air Best Home Builder Best Home Furnishings Best Hotel Best Insurance Agency Best Jewelry Best Medical Spa/Skin Care Best Orthodontist Best Outdoor Living Best Pet Services Best Physical Therapy Best Plumber Best Senior Living Best Storm Shelters Best Veterinarian Best Wine Store
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Skeleton Tree Author: Kim Ventrella Reviewer: Adara Bates, Library Associate, Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library This month I read Skeleton Tree by Kim Ventrella. This book is nothing short of extraordinary. The main character, Stanly, is faced with many difficulties in his life: a sick sister, an absent father, and an incredibly
borscht. “When bad things happen, it hits them right in the center
stressed, hard-working mother. One day something
of their chest.” She pressed her bony finger in Stanly’s rib cage.
interesting happens: a skeleton grows in their backyard!
“Other people, like this papa of yours, keep love tied to the end of
Stanly is confronted with deciphering the skeleton’s meaning
a long stick. That way, even if their heart gets broken, they never
feel it inside, in the place where it hurts.”
This book takes you on a heart-warming journey about
I would recommend this book not only to young readers
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immediately, sneaking in bedroom windows and taking moonlight walks to the lighthouse. When Eva tells Grace that she likes girls, their friendship evolves into romance. Grace’s summer takes a completely different shape as she and Eva experience the excitement of first love. But the fairy tale fades when Grace’s mother starts spiraling downward,
In the summer before her senior year, Grace Glasser comes
forcing Grace to choose between Eva and Maggie, and between
home from a trip to her mother’s upsetting yet predictable
following her dreams of New York and standing by her mother.
news: They’re moving. Again.
This is a sweet read with serious themes. I enjoyed both
Grace’s mother, Maggie, is as enchanting as she is unreliable,
the love story and the family dynamics. It is refreshing to
having spent Grace’s life moving from one boyfriend’s house
see a bisexual main character in an LGBT teen book that
to the next. With only one year left before college, Grace is
isn’t a coming-out story. The frank descriptions of Maggie’s
focused on piano and her audition for a New York music
alcoholism as well as some aspects of Grace and Eva’s romance
conservatory. Her dreams of Carnegie Hall are tempered by
place this in the more mature end of young adult.
her worry of what will happen to her mother if Grace isn’t
Older teens and adults who enjoy realistic fiction with a
there to take care of her. In any case, Grace plans to lay low and
little romance and a lot of family drama can check out this
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Preschool Story Time: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 – 10 a.m.
Family Story Time and Craft:
Barks, Books & Buddies: Tuesday, Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24 – 6:30 p.m. Lapsit Story Time: Wednesday, October 4, 11, 18, 25 – 10 and 10:45 a.m. Lilly Open House: Friday, October 6 – 5 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23 – 10 and 11 a.m. Baby Lapsit: Tuesday, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 – 10 a.m. Lego Quest: Tuesday, Oct. 3 – 4:30 p.m. Toddler Story Time & Play:
Viva GLARt! Grow a Learner Through Art!: Saturday, Oct. 7 – 11 a.m.
Thursday, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 – 10 and 11 a.m. After School Kids: Space: Thursday, Oct. 5 – 4:30 p.m.
Kids Club: Monday, Oct. 9 – 4:30 p.m.
Minecraft Creative: Friday, Oct. 6 – 5 p.m.
Pre-K Play: Thursday, Oct. 12, 26 – 10 a.m.
TweenScene: Build with the Home Depot:
Sensory Story Time: Wednesday, Oct. 18 – 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 10 – 4:30 p.m.
Harry Potter Movie Time: Thursday, Oct. 19 – 2 p.m.
Minecraft Survival: Friday, Oct. 13 – 5 p.m.
Tween Quidditch: Friday, Oct. 20 – 3:30 p.m.
Dads and Donuts Story Time: Saturday, Oct. 14 – 10 a.m.
Music Together: Saturday, Oct. 21 – 11 a.m.
Touch, Learn and Create (TLC): Fall:
Tween Scene: DJ Boards: Monday, Oct. 23 – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 18 – 10 a.m.
Haunt the Library: Saturday, Oct. 28 – 4 p.m.
After School Kids: Mad Science: Thursday, Oct. 19 – 4:30 p.m.
Halloween Story Time: Tuesday, Oct. 31 – 10 a.m.
Minecraft Creative: Friday, October 20 – 5 p.m.
TweenScene: Lego WeDo: Tuesday, Oct. 24 – 4:30 p.m.
Teen and Adult
Life-sized Candy Land: Thursday, Oct. 26 – 4:30 p.m. Minecraft Survival: Friday, Oct. 27 – 5 p.m.
Friends of the Moore Library Book Sale: Sunday, Oct. 1 – 1 p.m.
Teen and Adult
Girls Who Code: Monday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – 4 p.m. Beginner’s Yoga: Monday, Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 – 6 p.m.
NaNoWriMo Prep Class: Saturday, Oct. 1 – 1:30 p.m.
Zumba: Thurday, Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26 – 6 p.m.
Penn Avenue Literary Society: Thursday, Oct. 12 – 6:30 p.m.
Open for Discussion Book Club:
Teen Pokemon Club: Saturday, Oct. 14 – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 18 – 6 p.m.
Oktoberfest Celebration at Village on the Park:
Teen Quidditch: Friday, Oct. 20 – 5 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 17 – 6 p.m.
Adult Quidditch: Friday, Oct. 20 – 6:30 p.m.
Financial Aid Night: Thursday, Oct. 19 – 6 p.m.
Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse:
TRTL: Saturday, Oct. 21 – 11 a.m.
Saturday, Oct. 21 – 2 p.m.
Taste of Series: French Cooking with MNTC: Monday, Oct. 23 – 6 p.m. Strengths Discovery Workshop: Lunch and Learn: Tuesday, Oct. 24 – 11:30 a.m. NaNoWriMo Kickoff Party: Saturday, Oct. 29 – 2 p.m.
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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
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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: October 9th - October 30th Monday Nights (4 Classes) 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: August 1st-October 1st for October Classes 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: October 26th, and 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 HALLOWEEN ARTS SPECTACULAR Wear your favorite Halloween Costume and come and draw, paint, learn and have fun all while celebrating Halloween. There will be Candy and Treats plus tons of fun. A certified Art Instructor will be present and will have activities for everyone. WHEN: October 31st TIME: 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room FOR: Anyone-Children 6 & under must be accompanied by an Adult. REGISTRATION PERIOD: No Registration free to come! COST: FREE CLASS INSTRUCTOR: Donna Barnard
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: October 6th, 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 Parentâ€™s Night Out for that month. FEE: $15 per child CLASS INSTRUCTOR: The Station Staff You will check your child in the Child Watch Room for ages 3-6 and the Activity Room for ages 7-11.
YOUTH DANCE CLASSES COMBO DANCE CLASS DESCRIPTION: This is a class where we combine Ballet, Tap, and Jazz throughout the class so the student can get an even mix of the 3 styles of dance. High energy and fun. All Classes will then get Practice Sessions included in the cost For a Recital. Recitals will be the end of February at a date to be determined. WHEN: 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.
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Norman Cardiologists Call Attention to Heart-Health in the Metro Doctors Explain How Adding Seafood Into the Diet Provides Essential Benefits
Many chronic diseases influence one another, such as the relationships between obesity and heart disease. The State of Obesity’s 2016 report shows that Oklahoma ranks as the 8th most obese state in the country, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that 33% of Oklahomans qualify as obese. Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in Oklahoma and accounts for 1 in 4 deaths in the state each year.
said Dr. Gautam. “We want people to work on substituting bad fat with the good fat, and fish is a prime food source because it has Omega-3 fatty acids, which are the good fats.”
This distressing state of health inspired two Norman Regional Health System doctors to tackle these issues by way of prevention through diet, which has a fishy angle.
Doctors Gautam and Edge are not asking Oklahomans to take away all beef and chicken from the diet but to simply add in a couple of seafood meals each week. This comes from their support of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines of incorporating two servings of seafood into the diet on a weekly basis in order to reap the heart-healthy benefits.
Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Archana Gautum and Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Dr. Arvietta Edge teamed up with the Seafood Nutrition Partnership to educate their patients and the community at large on the heart-healthy benefits of consistent seafood consumption as a way to fight, and even prevent, heart disease and obesity. “Heart disease is the number one cause of death not only in Oklahoma, but actually all across the nation. It is very important that we take care of ourselves,” explained Dr. Gautam. “We Oklahomans need to make healthy lifestyle changes, and part of this starts with the diet.” Living in a landlocked state, many people do not automatically think to eat seafood as a way to help fight heart disease and obesity. The doctors explain the science behind seafood. “As a cardiologist, we try to educate our patients about unsaturated fats versus saturated fats – that is, good fats and bad fats,”
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“Omega-3s decreases your LDL cholesterol or what we call your bad cholesterol,” explained Dr. Edge. “So just eating two additional servings of Omega-3 rich dishes like salmon, mackerel, and tuna can help you decrease your risk of developing heart disease.”
“We say eat at least two servings of fish a week, but you can increase your servings if you want,” said Dr. Gautam. “When you add more seafood into meals, you increase your Omega-3 intake and decrease saturated fats. Choose fish with high amounts of Omega-3 fatty acids like salmon and tuna.” The effects of an Omega-3 rich diet help the heart in a way that positively affects the entire body, including your energy level and mood. “You feel different after increasing your Omega-3 consumption because your cholesterol decreases, which makes you feel less lethargic and less sluggish and you have more energy,” said Dr. Edge. “But the point is that you decrease your risk of developing heart disease, and that’s the most important thing you need to know about eating seafood.”
The evidence continues to be researched and supported by scientific studies year after year. A study by the Journal of the American Medical Association attributed 54,000 deaths per year to not eating enough seafood to get Omega-3s. Both Dr. Gautam and Dr. Edge know that change starts with education about and exposure to seafood and its rich Omega-3 benefits. “We can control much of our health through diet including cholesterol, blood pressure and weight, which all affect heart disease,” said Dr. Gautam. “It’s important to do what we can, which can almost completely get rid of heart disease from our lives. It is a preventable disease.” “We can always do better as a state,” said Dr. Edge. “The problem is that people are unaware of the risk factors for developing heart disease right here in our home of Oklahoma. I tell my patients to understand and treat your risk factors.” For more information about Dr. Edge, Dr. Gautum, or Norman Regional Health System, visit normanregional.com.
About Seafood Nutrition Partnership Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is the leading 501(c)3 non-profit organization in the U.S. building awareness of the health and nutritional benefits of seafood. SNP is addressing the country’s public health crisis through education programs that inspire Americans to incorporate more seafood and omega-3s into their diets for improved health as per USDA Dietary Guidelines. In October 2015, SNP launched a national public health education campaign, which included Oklahoma City as one of its target markets. For more information, visit SeafoodNutrition.org.
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Local High Schools Raise Money for Hurricane Harvey Victims
SOUTHMOORE HIGH SCHOOL No community knows better than Moore what it’s like to face tragedy. So, when Hurricane Harvey hit Texas and flood waters poured into Houston, the students at our local high schools got busy. Southmoore High School’s Link Crew started a drive immediately. “Link Crew is an International high school transition program that welcomes freshmen and makes them feel comfortable throughout the first year of their high school experience using Junior and Seniors as mentors,” explained Link sponsor Bobbie Graumann. “We reached out to high schools in the Houston area that have Link Crew Programs in their school, and Stratford High School responded.” The entire process came about because students wanted to help. “We explained to them (Stratford High School) the loving and outpouring of gifts we received after the many tornadoes that have come through Moore, most recently the May 20th one,” said Graumann. “We wanted to pay it forward to another high school. The students were expressing a need to somehow be involved or help Houston. This came from a response from students wishing they could help or make a difference.” The students collected notebooks, pens, pencils, paper, and other items the Houston high school requested. “We have a box set up in the front office to collect the items,” said Graumann. “We are also promoting an online ordering opportunity through an Amazon Wish List. This is a list that contains items that Stratford High School has determined that they need. Most of the items on the list are cleaning supplies with many of them being for mold. The great thing about this is you know where and what your money is going towards. Amazon also will ship the item directly to Houston which is a big help – they receive items faster.”
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Although Link is sponsoring the drive, the entire student body was informed of the drive, and parents also got involved by donating items. The Link program plans to follow Stratford High School as students and teachers embark on their journey to rebuild. “We wanted to have a face to go with where our donations are going,” said Graumann. “We will be able to follow Stratford High School through this whole process. Many of our students know what the students in Houston are going through by losing all of their belongings.” Southmoore sophomore Katie Finch expressed how happy they are to help. “It feels good to help because, no matter how small the item given, it means a lot to the person who receives it,” said Finch. “Giving is not about the reward or thanks you get in return. It’s about the impact it makes on someone’s life, no matter how small. To be able to do that gives me a joy like no other.” WESTMOORE HIGH SCHOOL When Moore Superintendent Robert Romines called for the community to give back to other schools after so many communities across the country gave to Moore after the May 20, 2013 tornado, Westmoore High School English teacher James Helton jumped at the chance to help. “So, as a district, we had a fundraiser called “Hats for Houston,” where students could pay a dollar to wear a hat to school that day,” explained Helton. “We did it on Friday, September 8. The kids here got really behind this idea, and we got to see all kinds of crazy hats as well! “ It was the end of the school day, and Westmoore was just $90 short of their goal. “So, we made one last call during the last hour of the day for donations,” said Helton. “In just under ten minutes, we raised over $600 in spare change alone to bring our total contribution to $3,510. That money will be pooled with
the other schools from the district that we can then donate to relief efforts.” And how do the Westmoore students feel about being part of the fundraiser? “The kids were really proud of their effort,” said Helton. “I heard more than once that day that this was a great example of why they were proud to be a Westmoore Jaguar!” MOORE HIGH SCHOOL Moore High School also did its part to raise money for the hurricane victims. “Moore High School’s FUSE partnered with Moore Public Schools to raise funds for Houston ISD,” explained Fuse Sponsor Sally Lawrence. “Fuse raised $1,250 at Moore War and will continue to collect money during their homecoming and their game against Southmoore.” Moore High School also partnered with Moore Public School District for the “Hats on for Houston” fundraising event. “FUSE is extremely proud to congratulate the amazing students, teachers and staff of MHS. Hats ON for Houston raised $1800,” said Lawrence. “This in combination with our Moore War donations puts our total at well over $3,000 that MHS has raised for the Houston Independent School District.” Lawrence added that they will continue raising funds for the victims of Hurricane Irma and any additional hurricanes that hit this season. All three high schools should be congratulated for their efforts to help others when they most needed the assistance. It’s what Moore does and has always done. People helping people.
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Katie Finch and the Southmoore Link Crew with Chad Cobble accepting the $100 award and donating it to Stafford High School in Stafford, Texas. Photo by Armand McCoy.
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Beneficial Automotive Maintenance, 2004 Crystal Drive Sunny Side Up, 110 SE 19th St Sandro’s Pizza, 2024 S I-35 Service Rd The Garage, 2060 S I-35 Service Rd Van’s Pig Stand, 1991 Tower Drive, Ste A Showplace Market, 2001 S Broadway Coldwell Banker Carousel Realty, 504 Tower Drive JT Brown, Berkshire Hathaway Realty, 1700 S Broadway City Bites, 1804 S Broadway Mexcocina Mexican Restaurant, 816 SE 4th St, Suite A Moore Primary Care, 1400 SE 4th ST, Ste H Moore Library, 225 S Howard Ave Moore “The Station”, City of Moore Park at 4th and Broadway Masters House, 223 S Broadway John M Ireland Funeral Home, 120 S Broadway 24-Hour Coin Laundry, 121 S Broadway Intrust Bank, 100 S Broadway Del Rancho (New Name), 301 W Main St Moore Chamber, 305 W Main St Old School Building, 201 N Broadway City of Moore Office Building, 301 N Broadway Moore Tag Agency, 623 N Broadway Junior’s Pancake House, 636 N Broadway Broadway Florist, 638 N Broadway Moore Vintage Charm, 1223 N Broadway The Lazy Donkey Mexican Restaurant, 1224 N Broadway Heads Up Style Shop, 501 NE 12th St IBC Bank, 513 NE 12 St Walgreen’s Drug Store, 1229 N Eastern Ave Monty’s Gyro & Sub Restaurant, 1208 N Eastern Ave Moore High School, 300 N Eastern Ave Featherstone Assisted Living, 301 N Eastern Ave Brand Senior Center, 501 E Main St Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, 640 SE 4th St (4th & Eastern) Royal Bavaria German Restaurant, 3401 S Sooner Rd
Andy Alligator’s Fun Park, 3300 Market Pl Hey Day, 3201 Market Pl Eye Care OK/Derma Care, 2909 S Telephone Rd Alfredo’s Mexican Café, 2713 S I-35 Service Rd Earl’s Rib Palace, 920 SW 25th St Catfish Cove, 925 SW 25th St Mazzio’s Italian Eatery, 937 SW 25th St, The UPS Store, 2119 Riverwalk Drive Hibdon Tire, 519 SW 19th St Tinker FCU, 400 SW 6th St LaQuinta Inn, 2140 Riverwalk Drive First United Bank, 2101 S I-35 Service Rd Schlotzsky’s, 631 SW 19th St Your Pie, 761 SW 19th St Hummus, 811 SW 19th St, Ste G Hideaway Pizza, 835 SW 19th St Okie Tonk, 1003 SW 19th St Southmoore High School, 2901 S Santa Fe Walgreen’s Drug Store, 1041 SW 19th St Physical Therapy Central, 620 S Santa Fe Ave, Ste A Oliveto Italian Bistro, 1301 S I-35 Service Rd Freddy’s, 1525 S I-35 Service Rd Delight Donuts, 4th & Telephone Rd Cutting Edge Physical Therapy, 526 SW 4th St Yellow Rose Dinner Theatre, 1005 SW 4th St City of Moore Recycling Center, 300 N Telephone Rd Himalayas, 709 N Moore Ave At The Beach Tanning, 803 N Moore Ave I-35 Bingo, 713 N Moore Ave Spring Hill Suites Marriott, 613 NW 8th St Mama Lou’s Restaurant, 1421 N Moore Ave GFF Foods, 1219 N Santa Fe Walgreen’s Drug Store, 1201 NW 12th St Abuelita’s Mexican Restaurant, 1225 N Santa Fe Homemade Donuts, 2712 N Santa Fe Pickles American Grill, 2713 N Service Rd
Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, 13505 S Santa Fe (134th St & Santa Fe) Blue Bean, 13316 S Western Ave, Ste P Westmoore High School, 12613 S Western Ave Allegiance Credit Union, 12200 S Western Ave Dale’s BBQ, 11801 S Western Ave, Ste B Lifestyle Fitness, 11801 S Western Ave Republic Bank, 11671 S Western Lemongrass Asian Bistro, 809 SW 119th St Jump Zone, 10400 S Western Ave Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, 2900 SW 134th St (134th & May Ave) South OKC Library, 2201 SW 134th St Earlywine YMCA, 11801 S May Ave Pub W, 10740 S May Ave OCCC, 7777 S May Ave (Cafeteria) Green Acres Market, 7301 S Pennsylvania Ave The Garage, 1024 W I-240 Service Rd The Mediterranean Grill, 7867 S Western Ave Dan’s Ol’ Time Diner, 8433 S Western Ave Chelino’s Mexican Restaurant, 8966 S Western Ave Fitness Revolution (GYM), 9101 S Western Ave Bill’s Steakhouse, 1013-A SW 89th St Warehouse Antique Mall, 1200 SE 89 St (E of I-35) Blazers Ice Center, 8000 S I-35 Service Rd
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Managing Millennials— Why It Matters & How to Get Better Why it Matters
How to Get Better
Millennials (born 1983-2001) comprise about 50%
Training is available to teach new skills to managers
Generation Xers (born 1965-1982) are currently about
of the current workforce. Some projections place this
who want to attract, mentor, train, and retain young
25% of the workforce. Their US population numbers are less
number at 70% or more in the year 2025. Compared
employees. Such training helps to define the differ-
than 50% of the Millennials, so their influence in the labor
to Gen-X-ers , Baby Boomers and Builders, whose
ent generations in the workforce, assess current para-
force numbers will continue to diminish in the work force.
place in the workforce will all decline in the coming
digms within an organization, and identify blind spots
Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) at 20% of the current work-
years1, Millennials will be the primary foundation of
so that an organization can recognize where it needs
force, will continue to age out and diminish. Builders (born
labor force. The success of your business will depend
to adapt and grow.
1926-1945) are mostly aged out of the workforce at 8%
greatly on your ability to attract, mentor, train and retain Millennials.
Consider investing in training for managers and Millennial workers so they can learn how best to work
Unlike previous generations who tended to remain
together, how best to modify the workplace rules of
with one employer for much or most of their career,
engagement to accommodate, and how best to men-
Small Business Management Coordinator
Millennials make their employment decisions based
tor, coach and value this generation.
Moore Norman Technology Center
405-809-3540 • www.mntc.edu
on lifestyle qualities. They will leave one employer for another if they find the work to be more meaning-
Because Millennials expect their work to be mean-
ful, the culture to be more flexible, and the potential to
ingful, their organization’s culture to be flexible, and
be greater for having a positive impact on their work-
to have a positive impact within their organization,
these are the values you need to keep in mind as
The Society of Human Resource Management
you move forward in or-
(SHRM) defines replacement costs – or the cost of
der to retain Millennials.
employee turnover – as a percent of annual salary for
Present a clear vision for
Millennials at the entry-Level (50%), mid-level (150%);
your organization, pri-
and high-level (400%). Therefore, the cost of employee
oritize effective two-way
turnover is very steep. It’s never been more important
communication, and be
to your business to understand how to attract, mentor,
train and - above all - retain young employees. Sharing
Why it’s Complicated
pany vision helps your
Each of the four different generations in the current
workforce has dramatic differences in age, socioeco-
the big picture, what
nomic conditions, and experiences during formative years (age 10-25). This is particularly evident in the
they are working toward,
areas of technology, pop culture, and socio-political
events. These differences shaped each generation’s
perceptions in terms of core values, leadership style,
tion ensures that you
are moving in the same communication
direction and adaptabil-
and frequency of desired feedback. These differences
ity keeps their minds
can lead to a lack of understanding, tension, conflict,
and hearts engaged by
and ineffective communication in the workplace.
allowing them to problem-solve and innovate
While the Baby Boomer generation has created the
beyond the status quo.
rules of engagement in the workplace for the past several decades, the Millennial generation is now challenging those rules of engagement.
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Say Boo to the Flu! Join Norman Regional and Moore Pediatrics for a free family flu clinic Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m. to noon (while supplies last). This walk-in clinic will offer free flu shots for both adults and children (ages 6 months and up). Presented by: Norman Regional Health Foundation Free Family Flu Clinic Saturday, October 21 // 9 a.m. â€“ Noon* Norman Regional Moore Conference Center 700 S. Telephone Road *While supplies last.
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Fall Brings Flu, Norman Regional Can Help You Prepare
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Fall is one of my favorite seasons. It brings football, cooler weather and holiday fun. But it also brings something not-so-fun: the start of flu season.
The best way to prevent getting and spreading the flu virus is to receive a flu vaccine. Reba Beard, MD is a pediatrician at Moore Pediatrics, located inside Norman Regional Moore. “Every person six months of age and older should get the influenza vaccine each season,” Dr. Beard said. “In addition to keeping you from getting the flu, the vaccine reduces the risk of death, hospitalizations, doctor’s visits, as well as absences from work and school.” The flu vaccine is important because it not only protects you from getting the flu; it keeps those you love safe as well. “(The flu vaccine) is particularly beneficial for those at high risk of complications from the flu such as infants, young children, people over 65, pregnant women, those with chronic lung and heart conditions, and those with weakened immune systems,” Dr. Beard said. As a healthcare provider, Norman Regional believes strongly in the power of prevention. So much so that we are among 42 Oklahoma hospitals that met a challenge from the Oklahoma Hospital Association to achieve a healthcare worker influenza vaccination rate of 96 percent or higher during the 2016-2017 flu season. Our team of healers wants to ensure our patients’ safety and are taking the challenge again this year. We not only want to help our employees receive vaccinations, but we also want to help the community as well. You and your family are invited to our annual Free Family Flu Clinic from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Norman Regional Moore Conference Center, 700 S. Telephone Road. This walk-in clinic offers free flu vaccines for both adults and children ages six months of age and older. This event is sponsored by the Norman Regional Health Foundation, a non-profit that supports the life-saving work of the Health System.
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Last year, Norman Regional Health System treated 170 patients suffering from seasonal influenza in our hospitals. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, seasonal influenza (flu) viruses are most common during the fall and winter. The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Most of the time flu activity peaks between December and February.
Where the Healing Begins
by Richie Splitt, President & CEO of Norman Regional Health System
Five Tips to Make a Healthy Change Candice Noyce, University of Central Oklahoma Dietetic Intern
Use MyPlate as an example. The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) MyPlate shows what the average person’s plate should look like when sitting down to eat. Rather than trying to read labels or count calories, this plate shows the different food groups in an easy-to-follow format. It shows ¼ of your plate grains (preferably whole grains) or starchy vegetables, ¼ of your plate protein, and half your plate fruits and non-starchy vegetables. Note: This works for people with diabetes as well! You can access this at www. choosemyplate.gov.
Snack smart. Snacking between meals can help with weight loss by preventing over-indulgence at meals, but it’s important to choose healthy snacks and to only eat when you’re hungry. Many people hear “snacking is good” and add snacks into their routine but don’t realize two important factors: They’re snacking when they’re not even hungry, and the snacks have put them over their recommended daily calorie intake. Only snack when you’re actually hungry and choose healthy, low-calorie snacks like celery and hummus or low-fat string cheese.
Switch to whole grain. Choosing 100% whole grain (or 100% whole wheat) increases your fiber intake, which helps lower cholesterol, assists with regular bowel movements, and keeps you fuller longer. A diet rich in whole grains has been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some forms of cancer. Aim for 22-28 grams of fiber and 3 servings of whole grains per day.
Take care of your mental health. High stress levels can manifest into physical problems very easily. Stress releases several hormones that can raise blood pressure and even weaken your immune system. Try a relaxing yoga class or even take 15 minutes a day to sit somewhere quiet and let go of your thoughts. Don’t turn to food in times of stress. If you’re feeling overwhelmed or depressed, talk to your doctor right away.
5. Reduce or cut out sodas and sugary drinks. Drinks that are high in sugar such as regular soda, sweet tea or lemonade can contribute over 200 calories per drink to your diet and raise blood sugar levels very quickly. If you want to lose weight, try to eliminate them from your diet completely. If you just want to maintain weight and live a healthy lifestyle, limit yourself to one sugary drink two or three times per week. But remember to watch your portion size – stick to 8 oz.
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Westmoore Claims Second Consecutive City Football Championship by Rob Morris We’re three weeks into the 2017 football season and there’s a lot about the Westmoore Jaguars that comes as no surprise. The high-powered Jaguar offense is as explosive as everyone expected them to be, kicking off the season with a 50-18 victory over Moore in the Moore War, then hanging another half-a-hundred on Southmoore to win the Southwest Showdown by a 53-6 count. That gives Westmoore two city titles in a row, something head coach Lorenzo Williams says his team appreciates.
“Brey has been a great fit for us,” said Williams, “But I think we’ve also made a big difference in Brey since our guys have just embraced him and made him feel at home here. He does some things that, when you see it on file, it’s just hard to believe he did that.”
“We're really excited about it and the kids are really excited about it,” said Williams, “But I'm also very pleased that we continue to play well and have gotten better against Edmond North.”
“Blaine was invited to the All-American Army combine in January,” said Williams. “So he's gonna go to that combine with hopes of making the team next year. That means we could put together a back-to-back thing, which would be good.”
Williams said the team had a little bit of a letdown after winning last year’s city championship and were determined to learn from that experience. This is especially true for a team that has high aspirations for post-season play in 2017. “There's still a ton of things that we have to get better at,” said Williams. “We have to continue to clean up the running game, clean up the passing game. On defense, we have to continue to get better at covering guys in their pass patterns and tackling better.” Senior linebackers Ryan Clark and Jake Martell are leading the way on defense. But Williams also singled out senior defensive end Ethan Stewart for his outstanding play. “He's leading the state in sacks right now,” Williams said. “He was close to playing that well last year, so it's really good to see him out there making those kind of plays for us.” Also having a great season so far is junior free safety Zac Johnson. The coaching staff moved Johnson to a “high safety” position this year, where’s his primary job is to be the last line of defense for the team. Williams said Johnson has more than done his job. “He's got three or four takeaways right now,” said Williams, “He's got two kick-off returns for touchdowns, and he's big in the punt return game.”
Williams is also hopeful that Grantham can give the Jaguars two consecutive Army All-Americans.
And as for Williams, who had an outstanding career at Midwest City and the University of Missouri before his career in the NFL, being back in Oklahoma and coaching high school football at Westmoore is a great place to be. “My wife and I have talked about this,” said Williams “Where I'm at right now, I think this is the least amount of money I've ever made in my life as far as being a professional, but I'm also the happiest I've ever been. It's easy to be happy here.” The reasons for his happiness go far beyond an undefeated record and second straight city championship, though. “Everybody from Dr. Romines and the administration down to our coaching staff, which is one of the best in the state, makes this great,” said Williams. “Obviously you want to win and do a good job, but working for guys like Mr. Hunt, Mr. Burris and the rest of the Westmoore family, it just makes me happy as can be to represent the entire school.” That happiness can be seen in Williams’ demeanor at practice and during games, where he’s obviously having the time of his life. “I suppose I could be one of those mean coaches,” said Williams, “It’s just more fun to have fun.”
On the offensive side of the ball, Westmoore offense is putting up some big numbers topping 50 points in their first two city rivalry games, then following up with a 42-17 win over Edmond North. The Jags have some explosive players on offense, led by senior running backs Braxton George and Garrett King, along with senior quarterback Braxton Bohrofen. Paving the way for those weapons is a powerful offensive line led by All-American senior tackle Brey Walker and junior center Layne Grantham. Walker just received an invitation to play in the Army All-American game.
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LOGAN LUCKY: "Ocean's 11" with a Redneck Accent, Ya'll By Rob Morris Directed by: Steven Soderbergh Written by: Rebecca Blunt Starring: Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig, Riley Keough, Katie Holmes Best known for his 2001 all-star reboot of “Ocean’s 11” and the inevitable pair of sequels that followed, Steven Soderbergh has mixed his basic heist-plot by moving the setting from the slick, neon-tainted environs of Las Vegas to the good old country boy backdrop of NASCAR racing. Working from a story and script by first-time screenwriter Rebecca Blunt, Soderbergh manages to infuse the complicated robbery movie with a deep-fried energy that works, even if it doesn’t quite rise to the level of the George Clooney-Brad Pitt-Matt Damon level of “Ocean’s 11.” This time around it’s a pair of brothers who are driving the crime. Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum – Magic Mike, 22 Jump Street, Foxcatcher) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver – Inside Llewyn Davis, Star Wars: The Force Awakens) are as country as it gets and riding a streak of really, really bad luck. Jimmy has just lost his job working at Charlotte Motor Speedway while Clyde spends his evenings tending bar at one of those roadside bars that only the locals wander into. Eager to change the Logan family luck and get back at the company that did him wrong, Jimmy comes up with a scheme to take advantage of a weak point in the speedway’s cash transportation system. They enlist the aid of Joe Bang (Daniel Craig – yep, James Bond) who is more shaken than stirred as a safe-crackin’ genius who is serving out the final few months of his prison sentence.
The best heist movies pit their protagonists against seemingly impossible odds that hinge on pulling off a complicated and clever plan with precision timing. Of course, things are bound to go wrong on the job and that’s where the fun really begins for Soderbergh and crew. It’s pretty clear that Tatum and Driver are having a ball with their characters, but it’s Daniel Craig who really blows things out of the water with a hilarious interpretation of a man who walks a fineline between explosive genius and insanity. It only takes his first few minutes on screen to forget Craig’s performances as 007. He is Bang. Joe Bang…and you just know he’s gonna blow some stuff up. Katie Holmes is adequate as Jimmy’s ex-wife, now married to a car dealership owner who likes to tool about in muscle cars to match his ego, without the ability to drive stick. Seth McFarlane shows up as a racing team owner with ego issues of his own. Oscarwinner Hilary Swank rounds out the major players as an FBI agent determined to catch the thieves. Heist movies work not just because you find yourself pulling for the thieves to get away the crime, but because you’re surprised at how they manage to outsmart everyone and overcome the odds to get the job done. That was part of the magic of “Ocean’s 11” – the flashback at the end of the movie that reveals the details of the plot Soderbergh only partially reveals. If you liked that aspect of the Vegas robbery, you’re in for a treat with “Logan Lucky” because Soderbergh does it again – a sleight-of-hand movie-making delight.
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Johnson Leaves Lasting Impact on Community by Luke Schumacher Every athlete has one special coach over their lifetime they will forever remember and appreciate because of the life lessons, support, and mentorship the coach taught them. For the Moore High School Softball team, that coach was Coach Joe Johnson. Coach Johnson was orginally hired as the assistant fast-pitch softball coach in spring 2013. After going back to baseball a year later, he returned to coach softball in the fall of 2014. In spring 2015, Johnson took over as the head coach for the slow-pitch team. “Even though he had no base knowledge of slow pitch softball other than it was still softball, he didn't shy away from the uphill battle," said Coach Stephanie Riley. The challenges of learning a new type of game, acclimating to a new team, and earning their respect as the new head coach did not deter Johnson. He understood that it would take time and effort to form a team bond, especially when bringing in a new leadership and coaching style. “It was probably a month into the season when the girls bought into his philosophy,” said Riley. “It was a definite turning point for the girls and Coach Johnson.” The positive relationships Johnson intentionally developed with his players were important for the girls. For senior Alyssia Crisk, he was more than a softball coach.
“Coach Johnson was like a second father to me,” said Crisk. “He was always there for me if had a problem – softball related or not.” However, Johnson's brain cancer diagnosis in 2015 flipped the team's world upside down. “It hit me hard,” said Crisk. “He was always a person I could run to and knowing he wasn’t going to be on the field with me every day was rough.” Over the next 26 months, Johnson fought and fought, but he passed away on August 29. “Coach Johnson’s diagnosis made me realize you don’t always get the time with the people you want,” said Crisk. Because of the way Johnson built the team into a family, his players, in turn, have made a commitment to be more intentional with their families. “It’s been my number one priority to get my players to understand the dynamics of family,” said Riley. “I believe we’ve done a good job with that.” Riley goes on to say parents of players have expressed their thankfulness for those efforts. They thanked Riley for small things such as having their children home more often for dinner or they explain how their family has more intentional time with one another. “Those are life lessons Coach Johnson had that we are still practicing today,” said Riley. “Even though he's not with us, all his memorabilia remain and he is still a member of this coaching staff.”
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Moore Rotary Community Excellence Award:
Work Activities Center
The Moore Rotary Club is excited to announce a new partnership with community organizations and the Moore Monthly! We have created the Moore Rotary Club Community Excellence Award. The award will be paired with an article that will appear in the Moore Monthly, highlighting how this city is better because of our many wonderful community partners and the work they are accomplishing in and around Moore. In future issues, presentations of the Community Excellence Award will spotlight several organizations and individuals who are making a difference. In holding this local publication, seeing the promotional stickers that have often graced the cover, and pulling the occasional inserts, you have benefited from the inaugural recipient of our award. In the Old Town District, on the east side of the railroad tracks at 203 E. Main, sits the Work Activity Center, Inc., or WAC. They pride themselves in providing employment opportunities for developmentally disabled adults. Founded in 1976, the WAC has been contracting with Oklahoma businesses and government agencies in office work that includes production; assembling; collating; and special projects like mass mailing and DVD packaging. What's more, the WAC is loving and supporting the families of their clients. Not only is the staff providing consistent opportunities to earn income and take pride in their work, but they also serve by participating in the Special Olympics, taking neat field trips, and throwing holiday parties that bring in friends, family, and the community.
By Adam Shahan
Beverly Young is the Executive Director and is celebrating five years of service in this capacity in September. “We are very humbled that the Moore Rotary Club has chosen to honor the Work Activity Center,” Young reflected. “I recall saying to [Brent] that the clients should be receiving this award, and because they were a part of the presentation and picture taking, they felt they had each received it!” The church I pastor, Moore 1st UMC, has begun a partnership with the WAC. We host their clients and staff weekly for a meal, devotion, and their annual Christmas concert and pageant. We have also used the WAC for our mailers and for collating and sorting. The quality of their work is impressive, but the relationships we have built with the clients are even more powerful. I would encourage any organization in Moore with office needs to consider contracting with WAC. Yet, more than that, I would encourage all of you to support the staff and clients of the WAC with your time, presence, and financial donations. You’ll be glad you did.
Rev. Adam Shahan Moore Rotary Club
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Quintella Printing Still Operating After Fire Burns Business by Beverly Ferree
With the increase of big box stores in the Moore area, it can make it challenging for small businesses to compete. But one store is standing their ground. The Quintella Printing family has been a staple in Moore since 1973, and even with the setbacks caused from a fire at their original location, the owners continue to work hard to deserve your business. “Our parents started the business in 1973,” explained Quintella owner Cathy Hill. “Our original location is at Southeast 44th and Shields. They retired in 2006, and my brothers and I bought the business from them.” The brothers are Kenny and Rick Sandersfield. And on December 17, 2016, there was a fire at their original location, and the three owners faced their biggest challenge yet. And as Cathy explains, they’ve been “struggling ever since.” “We never stopped working. We worked out of our homes and garages,” said Cathy. “But when people hear you have a fire, they think they have to go somewhere else.” But Quintella still offers quality service and products.
“We just want people to give us a chance,” said Cathy. “We want a chance to earn your business or get you back as a customer.” Quintella provides a variety of products. “I like to say we do almost everything,” said Cathy. “We do a lot of forms, color copies, business cards, letter heads, envelopes, banners, decals, labels. We also do announcements, including bridal, graduation, birth, any type of announcement you want. We do menus, checks, invitations, metal signs, flags, stickers, notepads, promotional items and much more. If people would just give us an opportunity to give them a price, our quality will stand up to any other company, and we go above and beyond with customer service.
“We still joke about the name,” explained Cathy. “We tell people that Quintella means fine printing on fine paper! It’s just a joke, but it really does describe our work!” So, what is the one thing that sets them apart from other companies? “We pick up and we deliver and do copies for you without any additional charge,” said Cathy. “And that’s something big box companies don’t do. We are a full-service printing and copying company.” But perhaps brother Kenny Sandersfield said it best, “We provide a great product at a very reasonable price. We believe we will keep you as a customer forever if you come in once.” Visit Quintella Printing at 1410 N Eastern Ave. in Moore, or call 631-6566 for more information.
How the company got its name has several different versions.
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Parting Shots Sponsored by Moore Funeral & Cremation Taste of Moore: The Moore Rotary Club hosted "Taste of Moore" at the Moore War Game, raising $6,000 for the Backpack for Kids program, benefiting Moore elementary students in need.
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www.royal-bavaria.com - Mon-Sat 5:00-9:30, Sun 5:00-8:30
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2750 S. I-35 Service Rd. 241-9977
601 W. I-240 Service Rd. 634-4136
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