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VOL. 12 • NO. 9 • SEPTEMBER 2017


Fall Event Guide: Grab your jackets (maybe) and get on out and enjoy the season with the community in our annual jampacked events guide. It's fall y'all!


The Lazy Donkey: Craving some great authentic Mexican? Then check out The Lazy Donkey. It's so ¡muy bien! they had to open a second location!

From the Editor Ahhh.....fall. Footballs are flying, the temperature is dropping, and it is again socially acceptable to eat candy corn! In this issue we feature our Fall Event Guide that highlights all the local hip happenings and we visit with the owners of The Lazy Donkey; home of the best queso this side of the asteroid belt. We also welcome Bryan's Flooring to Moore and volley it up to former SaberCat Destinee Wilson, who spikes her way to college in Nashville. Enjoy your September issue of Moore Monthly. - Jeff Albertson Editor


Destinee Wilson: The Southmoore volleyball star tells us about her journey to play at the collegiate level.


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FOOD TRUCK FRIDAYS When: Every Friday, Now to September 29 Time: 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Where: The Multipurpose Pavilion at Central Park in Moore, 700 S. Broadway What: Enjoy a wide variety of food trucks as they


serve up delicious food and drink, including Mexican,

When: Friday, September 1

BBQ, hot dogs, sandwiches, hamburgers and more!

Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

There will also be music playing in the park. Take an

Where: Moore High School at the Douglas H. Frederick Sports

hour away from work and go to Central Park for Food

Complex Cost: $10 at the door

Truck Fridays!

What: Members of the Rotary Club of Moore Education Services Committee will host the 4th Annual Taste of Moore event before


405-794-5977. To learn more about the Rotary Club of Moore

When: Now to November 15

Education Services Committee email

the Moore War football game. Proceeds will be used to support Childhood Hunger Moore Public Schools. The goal is to raise $102,200. Over 20 food vendors from local restaurants will share some samples of their specialties. For more information or tickets for the September 1 Taste of Moore event contact Janie Milum at

Time: 1:00 p.m.

63rd St, Oklahoma City


Cost: Admission is free to all courtesy of Oklahoma

When: Saturday, September 2

Ford Dealers.

Time: 10:00 a.m. to Noon

What: Join us for these curated selections.

Where: National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum,

Popcorn provided.

1700 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City

Where: Dub and Mozelle Richardson Theater, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE

Cost: Free for children and accompanying adults What: Kids are invited to try their hand at one of the west’s most time-honored art forms: rawhide braiding. Whether saddleinspired, hand-stamped, or stitched, cowhide leather has long been turned into braided bracelets – and now your child has a chance to make one of their own to wear and take home. Or bring in a braided leather bracelet you already own and enjoy free Museum admission on your next visit!Designed for children ages 4 – 12. Free for children and accompanying adults. Activities offered while supplies last. For more information, please call (405) 478-2250 ext. 280.


OPEN STREETS MOORE When: Sunday, September 24 Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Where: Old Town Moore Downtown What: This community event opens streets to people,


providing a space to walk, bike, skate, dance, play and

When: Saturday, September 30

socialize with neighbors. By temporarily closing the

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

street to cars, Open Streets encourages everyone to

Where: Orr Family Farm, 14400 South Western Avenue,

increase their activity and improve their health. Come

Oklahoma City

play in the streets at this free event, hosted by community

What: The Orr Family Farm has been invaded by the


undead and are in need of brave women and men to

Cost: Free

DOGGIE PADDLE When: Thursday, September 7

take on the challenge of fighting back these invaders.

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Join the fight by loading up a wagon and shooting

Where: The Station Aquatic Center, 700 S. Broadway

When: Friday, September 29

paintballs at the zombies. Tickets are available online

Cost: $5.00 per dog

Time: 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.


What: It’s splash time for our canine friends. All dogs


in the pool for the Doggie Paddle. Two dogs allowed

Amphitheater at Moore Central Park, 700 S. Broadway.

per handler. All handlers must be 16 years old. Dogs

Cost: Free to attend!

must be friendly and you must show proof of rabies

What: Food Truck Festival with Live Music

vaccination. Dog owners will not be allowed to swim.

Food Trucks: Chef Rays Street Eats, Coit's Root Beer,

There will be 150 dogs maximum. Moore Pawsabilities

Sugar Shack, The Flying Pig BBQ, The Saucee Sicilian,

Volunteer Group will be accepting donations for

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When: Saturday, September 16

When: Saturday, September 30

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Time: Registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Moore Public Library, Pioneer Public Room A&B

The walk begins at 10:30 a.m.

What: A variety of Veterans service organizations

Where: Earlywine Park Pavilion


will be on hand to help connect you with resources

What: Open to both children and adults, the walk is

When: Every Friday and Saturday in October

you want, need and deserve. Go to the Moore Public

a chance to raise awareness about Apraxia and also

Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Library, Pioneer System, to register

celebrate the children who have worked so hard to find

Where: Orr Family Farm, 14400 South Western Avenue,

their voice! The Oklahoma City Walk includes Apraxia

Oklahoma City

families who live in the Oklahoma City Metro Area,

What: The Orr Family Farm has been invaded by


including Moore. Proceeds benefit apraxia programs and

the undead and are in need of brave women and

When: Saturday, September 23

research. For more information, visit okcapraxiawalk@

men to take on the challenge of fighting back these

Time: Registration runs from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.; or

invaders. Join the fight by loading up a wagon and

races start at 6:00 p.m.

shooting paintballs at the zombies. Tickets are

can race for free, but registration is required. We’ll


provide a sponsored Big Wheel for each child, so

When: Saturday, September 30

please do not bring your own. Free activities for the

Time: 10:00 am. to 2:00 p.m.

entire family.

Where: Near Hemispheres, 640 SW 19th Street

Where: Moore Central Park Multi-Purpose Pavilion What: Get ready to race! Four to eight year-olds

Cost: Registration Fees: $20 entry before the show; $25 day of the show. Check-in the day of the show is 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. What: Car show benefiting various charities, including the St. Jude’s Children’s Research, Women’s Resource Center, Moore Crime Stoppers and others.


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MOORE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL When: Saturday, October 7 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Where: Moore Central Park Multi-Purpose Pavilion What: arts

Various and






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TOUCH A TRACTOR DAY ORR FAMILY FARMS When: Saturday, October 7 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. What: Get up close and personal with a tractor at the P&K Tractor Show!

LIGHT UP THE WEST When: October 17 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. What: Adventurers and settlers across the West lit their homes with candles, lanterns, and more. Join us as we make tin can candle lanterns to

NATIONAL COWBOY AND WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM SATURDAYS FOR KIDS: DAY OF THE DEAD When: Saturday, October 7 Time: 10:00 a.m. to Noon Where: National Cowboy and Western Heritage

light up your home. Available while supplies last. TRAILBLAZERS TREK HUNT & FIND When: October 18 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. What: The West is many things to many people. Come explore the Museum galleries with a

Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City

special Gallery Hunt & Find designed to help

Cost: Free for children and accompanying adults.

you find your place in the West by exploring the

What: Give your kids the time of their life by

many perspectives that make it unique. Available

celebrating the “Day of the Dead!” While the most

while supplies last.

familiar symbol of this Mexican holiday may be the calacas y calaveras (skeletons and skulls) that appear


everywhere from sugar skulls to parade masks

When: October 19

during the holiday, they are almost always portrayed

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

enjoying life, often in fancy clothes. Participants will

What: No cowboy or buckaroo is complete

have the chance to get a jumpstart on Dia de los Muertos by decorating sugar skulls, making paper flowers, and enjoying face painting inspired by La Calavera Catrina (the “Dapper Skeleton” or “Elegant Skull”). Designed for children ages 4 – 12 Activities offered while supplies last. For more information, call (405) 478-2250 ext. 250


without their favorite bandanna. Put on your favorite cowboy or cowgirl apparel and come dye and color your very own bandanna. Available while supplies last. FOIL ART When: October 20 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. What: Based on silversmithing and tin work, this hands-on art project will allow you to create your very own masterpiece. Once your artwork

When: October 16 to October 20

is complete, use our special Gallery Hunt

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

& Find to discover the other examples of

Where: National Cowboy and Western Heritage

metalwork throughout the galleries. Available

Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City

while supplies last.

KIDS WEST QUEST When: October 16 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. What: What did children across the West do every day? Come explore the role of children in the West through images, art, and more. Available while supplies last.


LITTLE RIVER TRAIL OF FEARS PRESENTS: VOODOO IN THE BAYOU When: Friday, October 20 Time: 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Where: Little River Park



When: October 21 & 28

When: Saturday, October 28

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: National Cowboy and Western Heritage

Where: 201 W Main Street

Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City

Cost: Admission is free

Ages: Must be 12 or accompanied by an adult

Cost: $5 per person; free to adult members of either

Cost: $7.50 per person

the Oklahoma Children’s Theatre or National Cowboy


& Western Heritage Museum

When: Saturday, October 28

What: According to legend in the early 19th century,

What: Fun and fantasy abound when the National

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Voodoo Queen Bianca Lavreau would practice her

Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum and Oklahoma

Where: Old Town in Downtown Moore

underground religion in the wooded area known

Children’s Theatre welcome all their friends from

Cost: Free

today as Little River Park. As word got out about

fantasy land to the transformed Prosperity Junction

What: Bring your entire family for this trick or treating

her practices, a mob formed to force her out of the

Western town. Kick off Halloween with fantasy and

event! Inflatables, gams, music, food trucks, Moore

area. She mysteriously disappeared! Today, people

imaginative, kid-friendly activities. Families can

Public Library, arts and crafts, lots of candy!

still say they see her roam Little River Park on a full

sample sarsaparilla in the Silver Dollar Saloon and

moon. Come be a part of the award-winning Trail

visit the Fleming Mercantile for peppermint sticks

Of Fears: Voodoo In The Bayou. The Trail is a 1/3 of

and salt water taffy. Be sure to come in costume! If

a mile, guaranteed to scare you with the Tomb of

you look hard enough, you may see your favorite

Voodoo Queen Bianca Lavreau, Zombie Forest and

creatures and characters rummage, scour, comb, and

Voodoo Lagoon. Purchase tickets early because a

turn the town upside down! No reservations needed.

limited number of tickets are available. Tickets: available Online


or at The Station

When: Friday, October 27 Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Note: Trail of Fear of Fears Volunteers Needed. If you

Where: The Station Recreation Center

are energetic and looking for some fun, then bring

Cost: $10 per person, $15 at the door

your best scare tactics to our Trail of Fears. You

What: A howling good time will be had by all at this

must be at least 18 years of age. Call 793-5090 and

year’s big dance. Ghouls, goblins, superheroes, and

ask Chris for more information.

more…get your costumes together and head over to The Station for a groovy Halloween time. To purchase tickets, visit or in person at The Station. Mummy/Son Dance. Snacks, Dancing, Haunted House, Door Prizes and Lots of Fun!


NATIONAL COWBOY AND WESTERN HERITAGE MUSEUM SATURDAYS FOR KIDS: BIG, BRIGHT AND BOLD– PAINTING AS STORYTELLING When: November 4 Time: 10:00 a.m. to noon Where: National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, 1700 NE 63rd St, Oklahoma City Cost: Free for children and accompanying adults What: In honor of Native American History Month, celebrated






Piah, Comanche/Kiowa) demonstrates her acrylic painting technique. A native Oklahoman, Hatfield combines





aspects of Native American art in her work. Do not miss the opportunity for your child to participate in this very unique workshop! Designed for children ages 4 – 12. Activities offered while supplies last. For more information, call (405) 478-2250 ext. 250.

ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE PAINTBALL ORR FAMILY FARMS When: Saturday, November 4 Time: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Where: Orr Family Farm, 14400 South Western Avenue, Oklahoma City What: The Orr Family Farm has been invaded by the undead and are in need of brave women and men to take on the challenge of fighting back these invaders. Join the fight by loading up a wagon and shooting paintballs at the zombies. Tickets are available online at:





Lifetouch Gives Back to Education By Beverly Ferree After encounters with several local teachers over the past few months, Craig

Davis with Lifetouch Oklahoma learned that teachers spend on average anywhere

from $500 to $900 of their own money to purchase supplies for their classrooms. He didn’t think that was fair, so Davis came up with an idea to help give back to the teachers of Oklahoma.

Partnering with Prestige Portraits, the two companies launched "Lifetime Loves

Education" in July, a project designed to collect and distribute classroom supplies to Oklahoma teachers.

“Our teachers do so much for their kids and their schools,” explained Davis.

“They also help Lifetouch Oklahoma on picture day a bunch. Lifetouch Oklahoma

wants to give back what we can to help ease some of the money stress they face every year with their class room things.”

Lifetouch Loves Education consists of two parts. The first phase was the

collection of supplies and the second phase was the distribution. On August 5, Lifetouch Loves Education hosted a city-wide block party to honor the teachers. The event took place at Prestige Portraits in Moore. In addition to hot dogs and snow cones, there were free haircuts, an inflatable bounce and giveaways!

“My wife is a cosmetologist and came up with the idea of doing free hair-cuts

for this event,” said Davis. “She recruited her awesome friends to help with the

haircuts. We also have a couple of other business in Moore that joined us. There was free popcorn and goody bags and snow cones.”

The businesses that sponsored the event included Office Depot, Peter

Piper Pizza, Chicken Express, Raising Cane's, Ace Party Supply, Oklahoma

Concession Supply, Bunch & Sexton School Supplies, Inc., Traci's Hair Page and Michelle Filipski.

“The event was a big success!” said Davis. “We were able to help over 100 teachers

with supplies, free haircuts, and other fun events that day!”



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Kiwanis International’s Call to “Aktion” in Moore Community service is one of the few occupations in this world that has no require-

By Luke Schumacher

Santa Fe Place Community Homes is an organization dedicated to supporting

ment other than a desire to serve, which has led to the creation of countless service

adults with intellectual disabilities. Through various support services, Santa Fe Place

organizations globally. Kiwanis International is one such organization, with smaller

aims to “promote a safe environment, assure dignity and respect, and to provide

"umbrella" organizations that all have a community service mission.

learning opportunities for the people we support.”

Moore is familiar with Kiwanis clubs. Two of the three high schools Kiwanis clubs – Moore and Westmoore – have a Key Club. Key Club International is a part of the Kiwanis International family of service-leadership programs

In an effort to fulfill these services and duties, Santa Fe Place hosts social events. It was at one such event where relationships formed that led to the partnership of Santa Fe Place and Aktion Club.

and is “the oldest and largest service leadership organization for teens.”

“We had an open house at Santa Fe Place and that is where I met Key Club members,” said

“We volunteer at a lot of events,” said Grace Seo, Westmoore Key Club Treasurer. “We do a lot of fundraising to donate to charities.”

Smith. “That’s when I found out about Key Club’s event and I knew how capable the residents of Santa Fe Place are of helping with an event like that. The

At the end of July, Westmoore Key

residents were so excited.”

Club held an event to raise money for charity in the form of Olympic

And excited they were. On the

games. Different groups would com-

day of the event, the residents

pete in the games, and the winning

from Santa Fe Place were volun-

team’s charity would receive the

teering with large smiles on their

funds raised.


The event was successful, not

“It makes them feel wonder-

only for money raised but also for the

ful about their lives,” said Smith.

involvement of a new organization to

“Down the road, I see a rise of self-

Oklahoma: Aktion Club.

esteem and feeling welcome in the community. That’s what I am excited

Aktion Club stems from Kiwanis and is a


“service club where adults living with disabilities can learn leadership skills by participating in a variety of service projects.” Until just over a month ago, there was no Aktion Club in Oklahoma.

Aktion Club is the beginning of an enjoyable new way for more people to get involved in the community. The Kiwanis clubs aim to bridge gaps in the community through their combined service efforts.

“We’re always trying to find ways for the residents to get involved in the community,” said Jessica Smith, quality assurance director at Santa Fe Place Community

“I see Kiwanis in Moore developing a stronger community,” said Journey. “We’re

Homes. “Aktion Club was a perfect way for the residents to get immersed into the

looking for partnerships with other organizations. If you look at something and

community and give back.”

there’s a gap, that’s where we want to be in the community.”



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Senior Living - by Kathleen Wilson

Brand Senior Center: A Special Place for Senior Adults

If you are a senior adult living in Moore or anywhere nearby, you should visit the Brand Senior Center. Every day is filled with a variety of activities. In the mornings, musical entertainment is frequently performed by individuals or a band. Health and wellness checks such as blood pressure checks, blood sugar checks, and various other checks/screens are conducted on a regular basis. Some mornings there are educational presentations by local professionals on topics of special interest to senior adults such as Social Security/Medicare updates. Each month a registered dietician presents a program on healthy eating for older adults. It is always a fun and festive environment at the Brand Center. Days are filled with pool games, card games, domino games, line dancing classes and quilting. There are also opportunities to play games like Wii bowling and bingo. It is a great place to meet new friends and reconnect with old ones. The Brand Senior Center is located at 501 East Main and is open for activities from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The Center is operated by the Moore Council on Aging and the City of Moore. Increasing recreational opportunities for seniors was one of the objectives identified in Moore’s Vision 20/20 24 | MOORE MONTHLY | SEPTEMBER 2017

planning process. “The Moore Vision 20/20 is a statement of the City of Moore’s long-term goals as determined through an exhaustive citizen-input process in 2006,” said Elizabeth Jones, Director of Community Development for the City of Moore. “At that time, the community recognized the importance of providing adequate recreation and social service opportunities for the elderly. As the city has grown in size, it seemed to be the right time to expand the Brand Senior Center, being a strategy to meet the city’s goal of supporting Moore’s elderly population. “ As a result of the 2,500 square foot expansion of the Brand Senior Center in 2014, there is a very nice new pool room featuring 4 pool tables. The expansion also included a new computer lab and a game room, as well as an expanded space for quilting and crafting. Moore Council on Aging operates a transportation program for senior adults age 60 and older, with a bus equipped with a wheel chair lift. The bus is available for services within the city limits of Moore from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is a suggested donation of $1.00 per round trip ride. Every week day the bus picks up folks to come to the center between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. The trip home is scheduled be-

tween 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. During the other times each day, the bus is available to help seniors with transportation to area banks, shopping, and doctor’s appointments within the City of Moore. Twenty four hour notice is required for all rides. Call 799-3130 to schedule a ride. Aging Services, Inc. provides a lunch meal at 11:30 a.m. each day at the center to those who are at least 60 years of age or older and their spouse. The meal is offered at no charge, but there is a suggested donation of $2.25 per meal. The menu is printed each week in the Moore American. You need to reserve your meal the day before by calling 793-9069 before 1:00 p.m. The Brand Center is always looking for volunteers to deliver meals to the homebound seniors in the City of Moore. The daily delivery routes take about one hour to run. Call 793-9069 if you can help. If you are looking for a good time, the Brand Senior Center is the place to be. See you there!

Sketches of Moore - by L.T. Hadley

The Moore Melting Pot T

hree lines from a poem written in 1883 about the Statue of Liberty say, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” Already there were thousands streaming from ports and docks and the doors of Ellis Island to scatter north, west, and south over wide open, free country to find land, water and climate to suite their needs. The newly formed community of Moore reflected a colorful array of names indicating many nationalities, all to become Americans and Oklahomans. The list of homesteaders and settlers includes Muir, Hlavacek, Gilmore, Keck, Patterson, English, Gabriel, Trimble, McBride, Wingo, Juricek, Payne— many nationalities which would gradually all meld together to make up one nation. Oklahoma soil and climate were not always friendly, and some people looked for greener pastures, but many people were content to battle the elements—drought, wind and heat—for the joy and satisfaction of having a place to call their own. Many had to learn a different method of farming from their ways “back home,” but pioneers usually found a way to adapt, to find crops that would be productive and provide a living. One young farming couple emigrated from Prague, Czechoslovakia, eventually settling in Moore in 1914. They first leased a farm, then bought 200 acres of rich soil and later leased another 200 acres. Frank and Josey Janko raised their eleven children on the farm that came to look like a plantation with gardens, orchards, flowerbeds, lawns and a separate bathhouse with running water supplied by a windmill. Another settler who emigrated from Prague in 1902 was John Fendrych. The two families, along

with the Sudik family, were to merge with the marriages of their children. Second-generation descendants of Frank and Josey’s family include Erma Peters, Rose Ann Bewley, Andy Janko, Elsie Fendrych, Leroy Sudik, Monty Lowell, and Henry Janko. Some important crops were wheat, corn, cotton and oats. Wheat generally was a money crop, but oats and corn furnished food for livestock. The stacks of oat and wheat straw provided both food supplement and windbreaks for animals from the cold, driving winds. The Juricek family and other settlers raised cotton, picked and carded it and made comforters. Before threshing machines were invented, farmers beat out the grains of wheat and oats with rods. After the invention, most farmers joined the threshing crews that went from field to field, threshing both the wheat and oats. Generally, a chuck wagon accompanied them with a cook who prepared the meals. Since there was no transportation to go to their homes, their nights were spent out under the stars in whatever field they were thrashing. Crews in the ’20s and ’30s were manned by names like Kitchen, Simms, January, Dyer, Montgomery and Platt. Homes, farms, businesses, and the price of freedom to work for a man’s own self were purchased with some money, but more pride, patience, hard work and sacrifices. This is the price of freedom. Note: This edition of Sketches of Moore was first published in a previous issue of Moore Monthly.


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Forgetfulness: Knowing When to Ask for Help

Emotional problems such as stress, anxiety, or depression, can make a person more forgetful. Trying to deal with life changes leave some people confused or forgetful. The confusion and forgetfulness caused by emotions usually are temporary and go away when the feelings fade. The emotional problems can be eased by supportive friends and family, but if these feelings last for a long time, it is important to get help from a doctor or counselor. Treatment may include counseling, medication or both. For some older people, memory problems are a sign of a serious problem, such as mild cognitive impairment or dementia. People who are worried about memory problems should see a doctor. The doctor might conduct or order a thorough physical and mental

A complete medical exam for memory loss should review the person’s medical history, including the use of prescription and over-the-counter medicines, diet, and general health. A correct diagnosis depends on accurate details. Blood and urine tests can help the doctor find the cause of the memory problems. There are also tests for memory loss, problem solving and language abilities. A magnetic resonance imaging/ MRI brain scan may help rule out some causes of memory problems. Some people with memory problems have a condition called amnestic mild cognitive impairment or amnestic MCI. People with this condition have more memory problems than normal for people their age, but their symptoms are not as severe as those of Alzheimer’s disease and they are able to carry out their normal daily activities. Signs of MCI include misplacing things often, forgetting to go to important events and appointments, and having trouble coming up with desired words. Dementia is the loss of thinking, memory, and reasoning skills to such an extent that it seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. Dementia is not a disease itself but a group of symptoms caused by certain diseases or conditions such as Alzheimer’s. People with dementia lose their mental abilities at different rates. Symptoms may include the following: • Being unable to remember things • Asking the same question or repeating the same story

• Becoming lost in familiar places • Being unable to follow directions • Getting disoriented about time, people and places • Neglecting personal safety, hygiene, and nutrition Two of the most common forms of dementia in older people are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. These types of dementia cannot be cured at the present time. With Alzheimer’s disease, changes to nerve cells in certain parts of the brain result in the death of a large number of cells. Symptoms begin slowly and worsen steadily. With vascular dementia, a series of strokes or changes in the brain’s blood supply leads to the death of brain tissue. Symptoms can vary but usually begin suddenly, depending on where in the brain the strokes occur and how severe they may be. In both cases, it is not possible to reverse any damage. Here are some tips to help keep your memory sharp: • Plan tasks, make “to do” lists • Develop interests or hobbies and stay involved in activities • Engage in physical activity and exercise • Limit alcohol use • Find activities such as exercise or a hobby to relieve feelings of stress, anxiety or depression

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Some memory problems are related to health issues that may be treatable. For example, medication side effects, Vitamin B12 deficiency, chronic alcoholism, tumors or infections in the brain or blood clots in the brain can cause memory loss. Some thyroid, kidney, or liver disorders also can lead to memory loss. A doctor should treat serious medical conditions like these as soon as possible.

health evaluation to reach a diagnosis. Often, the evaluations are conducted by a neurologist, a physician who specializes in problems related to the brain and central nervous system.

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People worry about becoming forgetful. They think forgetfulness is the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Forgetfulness can be a normal part of aging. As people get older, changes occur in all parts of the body, including the brain. As a result of these changes, some people may notice that it takes longer to learn new things, they don’t remember information as well as they used to or they lose things. These usually are signs of mild forgetfulness, not memory problems.

by Kathleen Wilson


Fall Into Fashion by Lindsey Canoy, Daffodil Lane Boutique

Fall is simply the best time of year for fashion! Other seasons are equally as enjoyable to dress for, but fall takes the cake! Why you ask? The warm colors, boots, scarves and coats! This fall season looks to be promising for all the fashionistas out there. Ladies, here is what you can expect to see: 1. Lots of texture. Velvet is looking to be dominant both on and off the runway this season. Look for the silky material in shoes, tops and dresses. 2. Warm colors. Mustard, Olive, deep maple and various tones of red, just to name a few. 3. Mix and Match. Basics colors are a staple in every season’s wardrobe. Solid color dresses and tops are great base pieces that you can pair with textures and patterns. 4. Pattern. Patterns and the mixing of patterns is going to be huge! Whether it’s camo and floral, floral and leopard, this trend is going to be on the forefront of fashion. Now that we have an idea on what to see for the fall fashions, it’s time to start stocking up our closets and getting ready for the first leaf to fall!


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September 2017 Activities

Calendar of Events & Performances - September 2017 ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT FRED JONES JR. MUSEUM OF ART – THE UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA Joe Andoe: Horizons, on display through September 10, 2017. “Our journey has now become your journey. As you travel through this exhibition, you also travel through our minds.” Contemporary artist Joe Andoe (b. 1955) was born and came of age in Tulsa, surrounded by churches, trees, highways, and horses, motifs that recur in his paintings and prints. At the University of Oklahoma, where he completed an MFA in 1981, he eschewed the colorful, vertical abstractions popular in the art department at the time. Instead, he painted a 45-footlong black landscape for his thesis project. For Andoe, the canvas, lit by fluctuating light filtered through the Lightwell Gallery’s skylights, was not a representation so much as “the thing itself.” Following graduation, Andoe moved to New York, where he earned his first solo exhibition in 1986. His work is held in private and public collections including the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art. His work has been exhibited in Japan, Finland, Italy, and throughout the United States. Andoe considers himself a painter of landscapes and of things that inhabit the land. The distant horizon—perhaps a reference to the artist’s east Tulsa roots, or to his treks through Texas and Wyoming as a young man—is ever present in his work. It appears in roadside photographs of Oklahoma City made in 1977. In later paintings, horses graze against it, illuminated as if by penumbral light. Oak leaves alternately fall beneath or rise above it. Birds, trumpets, and letterforms float over it. On one hand, the quiet drama of these images reflects the artist’s interest in “the stillness at twilight when animals come out into the open.” And yet, the horizon’s subtle omnipresence behind the objects and creatures that populate Andoe’s often stark, monochromatic images fosters contemplation and a sobering awe at the transience of life. On display in the Ellen and Richard Sandor Gallery. Picher, Oklahoma: Catastrophe, Memory, and Trauma, through September 10. On May 10, 2008, a tornado in the northeastern Oklahoma town of Picher struck the final blow to a onetime boomtown. The lead and zinc mining that had given birth to the town had also proven its undoing, earning Picher the distinction of being the nation’s most toxic Superfund site in 2006. Todd Stewart’s photoessay Picher, Oklahoma: Catastrophe, Memory, and Trauma explores the otherworldly ghost town and reveals how memory can be reframed through both chronic and acute instances of environmental trauma. Prompted: A Writing Workshop - 2-4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1 Nancy Johnston Records Gallery and Sandy Bell Gallery Jumpstart your creativity during this drop-in writing workshop guided by creative writer and OU graduate student Matt Jacobson. Writing prompts will be drawn from images and artifacts in the Picher, Oklahoma exhibition, and photographer Todd Stewart will provide an overview as well as his inspiration for the show. After the event, share your stories, poetry, and ideas over complimentary coffee and bagels. Public Closing Reception - Thursday, Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.: Public Closing Lecture - Mary Eddy and Fred Jones Auditorium Displaced Memories in Picher, Oklahoma Join Alison Fields, the Mary Lou Milner Carver Professor of Art of the American West and Assistant Professor of Art History, as she leads a talk about Picher, Oklahoma: Catastrophe, Memory, and Trauma. Members at the Supporter level and higher may reserve seating in the auditorium for this public lecture by calling (405) 325-2297. 8 p.m.: Public Closing Reception Sandy Bell Gallery. Following the lecture, stay for the public reception featuring complimentary hors d’oeuvres from El Toro Chino, a cash bar, and live music. 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 OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY COLLEGE Annie Moses Band, Tuesday, September 12 at 7:30 p.m. With their distinctive style of music, the Annie Moses Band combines the best of beloved genres in a style that unifies audiences of all ages, classical and folk enthusiasts, jazz aficionados, and bluegrass buffs. For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: upcoming-events or call (405) 682-7576. Dariush Live in Oklahoma, Friday, September 15 at 9:00 p.m. The wait is over! 'The Legend' will perform in Oklahoma City for the first time! For one night only, Dariush will perform many mega hits from his highly celebrated career at OCCC Visual and Performing Arts Center. This spectacular show will feature a cast of renowned musicians in an evening that guests are sure to remember for years to come. For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: http://tickets. or call (405) 682-7576. National Theatre Live – No Man’s Land, Sunday, September 17 at 6:00 p.m. Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart return to the West End stage in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land. 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: or call (405) 682-7576. Thugs and the Women Who Love ‘Em, September 22 – 23 at 8:00 p.m., September 24 at 3:00 p.m., and September 24 at 7:00 p.m. Inspired by the New York Times Best Seller. Four different perspectives from four extraordinary women who’ve built a sisterhood through some very difficult times. Now, one by one, each of them will be asked to choose between the men they love and the life they want. Are they really four strong, independent, black women ready to write their own story and be the stars of their own lives? Or are they destined forever to be nothing more than co-stars in somebody else’s script… nothing more than Thugs and the Women Who Love Them. Ticket prices are $35 - $59. For tickets visit the OCCC Performing Arts Center webpage: or call (405) 682-7576. South OKC Pumpkin Bash (Food & carnival games) Hathaway Park & Community Center - 3730 S Lindsay Ave. Oklahoma City, OK 73129 6-8pm October 29th Community Team Benefit Car Show - September 30, 2017 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Please Register By September 29th or 8:00 - 10:00 a.m. the day of the show. At Hemispheres 640 SW 19th St. Moore, OK. Bring your family out and enjoy a day of fun. All proceeds raised will benefit several non-profit organizations including St. Jude’s Children’s Research, Women’s Resource Center, Moore Crime Stoppers and others. To register for the show go to Or call 405-793-1725

CHURCH & SPIRITUAL CONNECTION Fresh Start Community Church Food Pantry, open the third Thursday of each month, 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., 309 N Eastern Avenue, West Campus-Family Life Center. Canned and dry goods available. Must be a resident of Moore (please bring 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. Frontline Church Grand Opening September 10th – 9 am – 11 am 737 SE 89th. Join the Singles of First Moore as "Friday Night Live for HIM" returns Friday, September 15th. There's a dinner for a


small charge at 6:30 p.m. in Leadership Center, followed by a wonderful time of praise & worship and a message from David Edwards. Fellowship and table games to follow until 10:00 p.m. Please call 793-2624 for more information or e-mail at First Moore Baptist is located at 301 NE 27th Street, just off I-35 South in Moore.

CITY MEETINGS AND EVENTS City Offices Closed for Labor Day, Monday, September 4 (All Day) Trash will be collected as normal. The Station Recreation Center will be open regular hours, 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. with No Group Exercise Classes. The Station Aquatic Center will be open Noon to 8:00 p.m. City Council Meetings, Tuesday, September 5 and Monday, September 19 at 6:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore Parks Board Meeting, Monday, September 1, 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Board of Adjustment Meeting, Tuesday, September 12, 5:30 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Planning Commission Meeting, Tuesday, September 12, 7:00 p.m., Moore City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Moore Economic Development Authority Meeting, Mon, September 18, 6:30 p.m., City Hall, 301 N. Broadway, Moore. Big Wheel Nationals, Saturday, September 23, 4:30pm at the Moore Central Park Multi-Purpose Pavilion. Big Wheel races for ages 4 to 8 years of age. Registration/Check In: Starts at 4:30pm and closes at 5:30pm. Races start at 6:00pm. Children must be registered to race. Big Wheels will be sponsored and decked out by Moore businesses. You do not need to bring your own. There will also be children's Activities: Inflatables; Giveaways; Games and Activities; Bring the whole family! In the event of a rain-out all activities will be moved indoors at the Moore Community Center at 301 S. Howard Ave. Open Streets Moore, Sunday, September 24 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Old Town Moore Downtown. This community event opens streets to people providing a space to walk, bike, skate, dance, play, and socialize with neighbors by temporarily closing the street to car. Open Streets encourages everyone to increase their activity and improve their health. Come play in the streets at this free event hosted by community organizations. Movie in the Park, Friday, August 11 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at the Central Park Multi-purpose Pavilion and Amphitheater. Bring your entire family out for a night under the stars. The movie is “The Secret Life of Pets.” For more information visit or call (405) 793-5090. Friday Night Bytes, Friday, September 29 from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. This is an evening food truck festival that features live music. Food trucks scheduled to be on site include: Chef Rays Street Eats, Coit's Root Beer, Sugar Shack, The Flying Pig BBQ, The Saucee Sicilian, Blue Donkey Taco and City Ice-NMoore. Music will be provided by SquadLive.

COMMUNITY CONNECTION Adopt-A-Pet, Moore Animal Shelter, S-I35 Service Road. Open Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., closed on holidays. For additional information call (405) 793-5190. Big Trash Pick Up, Moore residents will be allowed two FREE big trash pick-ups a year and one free voucher to the city landfill for each physical address in Moore. Call (405) 7935070 to schedule your trash pick-up. Neighborhood Watch Program, Moore Police Dept. is starting a Neighborhood Watch Program. If you’re interested in helping your neighborhood reduce crime, contact Sgt. Jeremy Lewis, (405) 793-4448.

Moore Chamber of Commerce Closed for Labor Day, Monday, September 4. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Closed for Labor Day, Monday, September 4. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Seriously Fun Networking, Thursday, September 7 and September 21 at 3:00 p.m. at Pub W South, 10740 S. May Avenue, Oklahoma City. This is one of the Chamber's monthly networking groups! We always mix a bit of fun in with our work! The Seriously Fun group meets twice a month in the late afternoon. Our first session each month features a member spotlight. Everyone participates in the round of self-introductions! The guidelines explain that there are limitations based on industry category. Any chamber member may attend twice. So, please join us to learn more. All of our special events are open to any chamber member. Non-chamber members are welcome to attend once, prior to joining the South OKC Chamber. for more information: Co-Chair: Linda Richardson with HMIpromos at email: OR phone: 405-473-8008 or Co-Chair: Karen Proctor with The Village on the Park at email: OR phone 405-692-8700. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Lunch & Learn, Monday, September 11 at 11:30 a.m. at the South OKC Chamber of Commerce, 701 SW 74th Street, Oklahoma City. Thinking of retiring? Do you need help getting your retirement started or have a 401K you left at an old job? Join Angela O'Keefe at the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce on September 11 at 11:30 a.m. for a Lunch and Learn. We will be learning "The Power of Seven Personal Financial Disciplines". Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP to Moore Chamber of Commerce Networking Lunch, Tuesday, September 12 at 11:45 a.m. at the Moore Chamber of Commerce, 305 W. Main. Cost is $10. Go to to register. South OKC Chamber of Commerce Dream Team Networking, Wednesday, September 13 at 12:15 p.m. at The Crawfish Pot, 2142 W. I-240 Service Road, Oklahoma City. This is one of the Chamber's monthly networking groups! Success always starts with a dream! The Dream Team group meets once a month at lunchtime. The guidelines explain that there are limitations based on industry category. Any chamber member may attend twice. So, please join us to learn more. All of our special events are open to any chamber member. Non-chamber members are welcome to attend once, prior to joining the South OKC Chamber. For more information: Co-Chair: Linda Richardson with HMIpromos at eMail: LRichardsonOKC@aol. com OR phone: 405-473-8008 Moore Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, Thursday, September 14 at 5:00 p.m. at Home Creations, 2252 N. Broadway. This event is a business networking opportunity for Moore Chamber of Commerce Members. Attendees can make meaningful connections that can result in successful business leads. Food and beverages are served. Visit for more information. Moore Involved – Moore Connect After Hours, 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: Moore Chamber of Commerce Eggs n’ Issues, Wednesday, September 20 at the Moore Chamber of Commerce, 305 W. Main Street. District 54 Representative Kevin West will be on hand to give insight into his freshman session in the Oklahoma Legislation. Cost is $10 which includes breakfast. For more info contact Kim Brown at: Moore Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours, Thursday, September 14 at 5:00 p.m. at Home Creations, 2252 N. Broadway. This event is a business networking opportunity for Moore Chamber of Commerce Members. Attendees can make meaningful connections that can result in successful business leads. Food and beverages are served. Visit for more information.

South OKC Chamber of Commerce Healthy Heart Walkers Club at INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, Wednesday, September 20 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.

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

Moore Chamber of Commerce Business Before Hours, Tuesday, September 26 at 8:00 a.m. at Orr Family Farm, 14400 S. Western, Oklahoma City. 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. No cost to attend. Visit for more information.

Afterschool Matters, First Moore Baptist Church, Tuesdays from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. This program helps students work towards academic success. Available to 1st – 6th grade. Contact director Carissa Taylor at to learn more about enrolling your child or to volunteer.

South OKC Chamber of Commerce Caregiver Support Group at INTEGRIS Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation, Thursday, September 21 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, September 22, 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. The end of the month will never be the same. Introducing 4th Fridays Tastings, hosted by Nosh. For just $8 ($6 in advance), you get samplings of appetizers and take and bakes, live music and an electric atmosphere. Preorder your tickets with the cashier. Contact Cathy Hanselman for more information.

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 information. • Evening Bootcamp is available at First Moore Baptist Church every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. Ages 13 and up. The class is $2. Call 793-2600 for more info. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu & Judo, classes held Monday – Sunday at 117 Skylane Drive in Norman for ages 7 and up. A non-profit organization, all classes are offered in a family friendly environment. Fees are $20 per month for an individual or $40 per month for a family. Discount uniforms are available. For more information, call (405) 465-1925 or send an email to Adult Salsa Classes, every Wednesday 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Adelante Dance Studio (Inside Moore Old School) 201 N. Broadway, Suite 201. $10 per class or $35 a month. Call (405) 586-0201 for more information. First Moore Baptist Church of Moore Community Life/ Recreation Center, The Link is open Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; and Saturday open 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Two basketball courts and racquetball courts, fitness center and walking/running track. For more information, call (405) 735-2527. Karate, First Moore Baptist Church, every Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The classes are free for anyone ages 8 and up. Uniforms available at a discounted rate. Call 793-2600 for more information. Morning Fitness, First Moore Baptist Church, every Monday at 9:00 a.m. Ages 40 and up preferred. The class is $2. Call (405) 793-2600 for more information.

KIDS’ CORNER Agape: First United Methodist Church Moore, Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m., 201 W. Main. Homework and Hangout for Youth (7th– 12th grade). Community Dinner at 5:30 p.m. (cost is $1 for dinner), Family Activities & Church School at 6:00 p.m. Menu can be found at

Boy Scouts Meetings, Mondays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. Children’s Chimes, Moore First United Methodist Church, Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m., 201 W. Main St., children 4th – 6th grade will learn to read music. Cub Scouts Meetings, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. Girl Scouts Meetings, Tuesdays, 7:00 p.m., Moore First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St. LEAP (Learning Enrichment Arts Program), Moore First United Methodist Church, Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., 201 W. Main St. Open to kindergarten – 6th grade. Choir, life skills games, snacks and help with homework. YMCA Before and After School Care, Moore Community Center. Call 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 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 to register or participate.

HOPE Addictions Recovery, every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m., Beth Haven Baptist Church, 12400 S. Call Pastor Rick Carter at (405) 691-6990 for information.

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SENIOR CONNECTION AARP, the fourth Tuesday of every month, 6:00 p.m., Brand Senior Center, 501 East Main Street, Moore. Programs are on subjects of interest to persons 50 years and over. Potluck dinner follows the program each month. For more information, contact Mary at (405) 826-2315. Moore Senior Citizen Nutrition Site, Monday – Friday, 11:30 a.m., Brand Senior Center, 501 E. Main, (405) 793-9069. Call by 1:00 p.m. the day before to request a meal. Donation for a meal for seniors 60 and above is $2.25. Required cost for meal for guests under 60 is $5.00. P.A.L.S. Program for Seniors, Seniors are assigned to a buddy who will call every day to check on you. Sign up with Sgt. Lewis, Moore Police Dept., (405) 793-4448. Project Return Home for Alzheimer’s Patients in Moore, For information about enrolling a loved one, contact Virginia Guild at (405) 793-4478 or Sgt. Jeremy Lewis at (405) 793-4448. Transportation: • Metro Transit will provide van service for age 60 and older on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the Moore area to Oklahoma City for medical appointments. Call Jackie at (405) 297-2583. • Moore Council on Aging. Seniors may have transportation anywhere in the city of Moore for errands or appointments. 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Call (405) 799-3130 at least one day in advance. • “Share-A-Fare” for age 60 and over or disabled. Purchase taxi fare at 40% off.

SERVICE, COMMUNITY CLUBS & ORGANIZATIONS American Legion Meetings, every Wednesday, 12:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m., 207 SW 1st St., Moore. Open for all veterans. Call (405) 794-5446 for more information. Malcolm Hunter Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, the second Wednesday of each month, Hillcrest Presbyterian Church, 6600 S. Penn, at 1:00 p.m. For more information, contact Pat Towns at (405) 376-5653. Moore Horseshoe Pitching Club, every Thursday, 6:00 p.m., Fairmoore Park. For more information, contact (405) 237-1171. Moore Old Town Association, the fourth Tuesday of every month, First United Methodist Church. For more information, contact Janie Milum at Moore Rotary Club, Wednesdays at Moore Chamber of Commerce. Moore Rotary Club is a civic organization dedicated to contributing and volunteering in our community. Moore Toastmasters, every Thursday, 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church, 201 W. Main St., Moore. Become the speaker and leader that you want to be. Join our group as we practice Toastmasters’ proven learn-by-doing program. The Oklahoma Women Veterans Organization, the third Saturday during the months of February, April, June, August, October and December, 11:00 a.m., Sunnylane Family Reception Center, 3900 SE 29th St., Del City. If you need directions, call (405) 445-7040. South Oklahoma City Rotary Club, every Friday, 12:00 p.m., Southwest Integris Cancer Center, SW 44th St. and S. Western, Oklahoma City. A civic organization dedicated to contributing and volunteering in our community. VFW Bruce January Post 8706, the second Thursday of every month, 7:00 p.m., Lynlee Mae Event Center, 501 W. Main St., Moore. All veterans welcome. Call Mike Eaton at (405) 831-4405 or go to for info.

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

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES American Cancer Society seeks volunteers who would like to help drive patients to their cancer treatment and/or volunteer with our local Relay for Life event. For more information visit or contact Mel Rogers at (405) 841-5817 or Blue Star Mothers of America. Moore City Hall is a donation drop-off for items for our service members overseas. For needs, see or go to City Hall. Help Deliver Meals to Moore homebound residents. Volunteer drivers needed. Call Darlene Carrell, 793-9069, Brand Center. The Hugs Project, a non-profit organization, puts together care packages for our troops in the Middle East. For more information, call (405) 651-8359 or Moore Food Resource Center, a part of the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, allows volunteers to help fight hunger in Moore. Volunteers at the Moore Food Resource Center will assist with a variety of tasks, including serving as client shopper helpers, assisting with loading and unloading vehicles, sorting and shelving food items and cleaning. The Moore Food Resource Center is located at 2635 N. Shields. For more information on becoming a volunteer, contact Alex Strout at or (405) 600-3186. Oklahoma Ducks Unlimited. Volunteering for Ducks Unlimited is a great way to have fun, meet new people and support Ducks Unlimited’s critical waterfowl habitat conservation mission. Whether you want to sell event tickets, gather donations, secure sponsorships or help put on a successful party and fundraising event, there are many opportunities that will fit your needs to support your local community. For more information about volunteering, please contact Mr. Nathan Johnson, Regional Director for Oklahoma Ducks Unlimited at (405) 315-0093 or Mr. Randall Cole at (479) 220-9735. Serve Moore. Are you looking for a way to help others? Serve Moore is looking for volunteers to help with disaster relief and renewal projects. If you would like to volunteer or need volunteer help, visit to submit a request. You can also visit the Serve Moore headquarters located inside the Community Renewal Center at 224 S. Chestnut Avenue in Moore. For more information, visit or call (405) 735-3060. The Moore Faith Medical Clinic is an all-volunteer, faith based, non-profit free medical clinic that seeks to minister to the needs of those in our community without adequate resources. The clinic is opened on Thursday nights from 6-8 pm. While we do not supply controlled or narcotic medications, we provide lifesaving, essential medications such as blood pressure and diabetic medications, antibiotics, inhalers, and other needed medications. We are trying to fund raise to help with the renovation cost as well as help maintain our weekly needs. We are also looking for more volunteers who can help with security, greeters, front desk workers, and case mangers. 224 S. Chestnut Ave., Suite 100, Moore, OK 73160. If you have any questions, please call (405) 343-0986. To keep up with the events and opportunities that are being added throughout the month, log on to and click on the Calendar link at the top of the home page. You’ll find an updated calendar for this month and the rest of the year.



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The Lazy Donkey Opens Their Second Location Within a Year By Beverly Ferree The Lazy Donkey, located at 1224 N Broadway St. in Moore, now has a sister! Owners Jose and Xochitl (pronounced Sochi) Martines opened their second store in less than one year, just west of I-35 on 12th St., between I-35 and Santa Fe, and business is booming. The Martines’ family came to Oklahoma by way of Georgia, by way of Mexico, and now they consider Moore home. “The people of Moore have really accepted us,” explained Xochitl. “We were surprised at how good the people of Moore were to us. It really humbled us. We were not expecting that.” Opening a restaurant is not easy, and no one knows that better than Jose and Xochitl. They remodeled their Broadway location by themselves before they opened. And they’re sharing their good fortune and the hard work with their family. “This is a family business,” said Xochitl. “Everyone working here is related to us; its not a chain. And we try to provide good customer service. We want the people of Moore to know how much we appreciate them.” The Lazy Donkey has a lot of variety on their menu, from the typical Mexican food like tacos, enchiladas and burritos to the more unique plates like chile colorado and chile verde. And everything they serve is fresh, including the flour tortillas, rice and beans, salsa, tamales and chile rellenos. And they also have several vegetarian options. And according to Moore resident Jeff Albertson,

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Southmoore and Moore Students Compete in National STAR Event Competition By Beverly Ferree Students from Southmoore and Moore competed in the National STAR Event in July at the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) 2017 National Leadership Conference held in Nashville, Tennessee. More than 7,500 family, career, and community members including advisers, alumni, and guests were also on hand. The conference provided the Southmoore and Moore students with access to training on leadership and an opportunity to hear national speakers, meet the National Executive Council and explore colleges and careers. Mulan Tang from Southmoore and Kendra Dittmer from Moore were among the members who took part in FCCLA’s Students Taking Action with Recogniton (STAR) Event competitions at the conference. FCCLA offers over 30 STAR events, including Early Childhood Education, Job Interviews, and Sports Nutrition. Members compete at the district, regional, state and national level. This year, Tang and Dittmer were among over 4,200 STAR Event participants who competed in Nashville. Tang competed in the FCCLA Chapter Website and Dittmer competed in Fashion Construction. Both girls received a gold medal in their events. STAR Events are based on the belief that every student is a winner, and both the competition and evaluation also hold this belief as the basis of success. Youth and adults work together to both manage and evaluate events. The FCCLA members tackle issues like teen violence prevention, traffic safety, family issues, and career exploration. The FCCLA programs serve students with a range of ability levels, economic backgrounds and cultural influences. For more information on FCCLA or Family and Consumer Sciences, please contact Sara Johnson (Southmoore High School) at 405-735-4900 or or Debbie Driver (Moore High School) at 405-735-4700 or You can also view Tang’s FCCLA website at



We Have a Winner ! The Folk Secrets Treasure Has Been Found By Brent Wheelbarger

Through the course of the summer, more than a thousand Cleveland County residents embarked on a hunt for treasure. According to a storyline played out on Facebook videos and told by the mysterious Jonathan Quill, an ancient treasure was buried in Cleveland County and the public was asked to help find it. The first person to find the treasure was promised $1,000 and the opportunity to award $4,000 to a Cleveland County non-profit of their choosing. Season One of Folk Secrets culminated on September first with a Facebook Live Season Finale in which both the winning participant and winning non-profit were announced. The winner was Deborah Whitley of Moore, who chose to award the funds to Second Chance Animal Sanctuary in Norman. “I want to say thank you so much!” said Cindy Adams, Manager of Second Chance Animal Sanctuary. “It’s an honor and a surprise. The person who chose us obviously has a big heart for animals. So thank you to the animal lover who chose us!”


Trifecta Communications, the organizer of the Folk Secret hunt, contacted Adams days before the season finale to share the good news. According to Adams, “It couldn’t have come at a better time. I’m sitting here buried in bills so it was a very nice surprise. To keep this building open every day of the year, it goes out faster than it comes in.” Second Chance works with the Moore and Norman Animal Shelters to bring animals into their facility. The sanctuary can hold up to one hundred cats and dogs, all of which they seek to find homes through adoption. It’s a mission that’s been underway for nearly thirty years, beginning with a concerned resident bringing stray animals into her home. “So she started out of her house in the country and built this building 15 years ago,” said Adams. “We take in dogs and cats, take care of them, veterinary care, the whole nine yards and they stay with us until they get adopted. We do not euthanize for space here, and we get a lot of animals from city shelters because they do have to euthanize for space at times. So that helps them out.”

Second Chance also welcomes volunteers who have a little time to share with a shelter animal. Adams says college students are regulars. Many had pets at home, went off to college and miss them. So volunteering helps the animals and the students. But most importantly, the sanctuary is actively seeking homes for the many dogs and cats under its care. “We try and find the best fit for the family or person seeking an animal,” said Adams. “We don’t want the animals coming back to the shelter again. We want to put them in a forever home.” If you’d like to be a “forever home” for a sanctuary animal, or want to volunteer some time at the facility, contact Second Chance Animal Sanctuary at 405-321-1915 or visit their website at secondchancenormancom.

Is this the End of Folk Secrets, or Just the Beginning?

While each episode winds through local history, touching on such notables as the first territorial governor of Oklahoma, the first President of the University of Oklahoma and the founder of Norman (among many others), there seems to be a strange undercurrent. Quill continually refers to “them,” always concerned “they” will find him and to be watchful. So who exactly are “they?” “That’s something we’ve provided no information about in Season One,” says Zach Delaune, one of the creators of Folk Secrets. “But make no mistake, ‘they’ are out there.” In fact, there are lots of unanswered questions in Season One of Folk Secrets, the biggest of which may be the very end. In the final scene of the season finale, Jonathan Quill is kidnapped by masked men. Is it the “them” he was so concerned about? According to the creators of Folk Secrets, there’s only one way to find out…watch Season Two!

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By: Brent Wheelbarger The Folk Secrets treasure hunt follows the story of an ancient treasure all the way to present day Cleveland and McClain Counties. The story ties into the history of Oklahoma and is told by a mysterious local resident, Jonathan Quill, who shares the information via video episodes. You can binge watch all of Season One at and follow the story from the very beginning.

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made possible thanks to the “Season Two examines the dark side of the treasure,” said Zach. “We find out who ‘they’ are and what diabolical plans they have in store should the rest of the treasure be found… and there’s lots more treasure still out there.” Season Two will also include more augmented reality clues utilizing the Codex App. There will be more history tie-ins and more prize money for both winners of the game and non-profits. “Everything great about Season One will be back, but even bigger and better than before,” said Shelbi Rosa, Art Director for Folk Secrets. “And we’re taking the story in interesting and unexpected directions. If you love a good adventure, Folk Secrets is your show this fall.” No specific date has been set for the launch of Folk Secrets Season Two, but organizers expect a rollout in late October. For more about Folk Secrets, check the website at www. Just make sure to keep an eye out for “them.”

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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 Free for Pass Holders & Day Pass Holders INSTRUCTOR: The Station Staff FALL BREAK DATES: October 19th - 20th (TH-F) Time: 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. THANKSGIVING BREAK DATES: November 20th - 24th (M-F) Time: 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M. WINTER BREAK DATES: December 21st - January 2nd (M-F) Time: 9:00 A.M.4:00 P.M

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


CHRISTMAS BREAK CAMPS CHRISTMAS BREAK ART CAMP DESCRIPTION: Create colorful paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and more. You will use watercolors, paint, crayons, beads, strings, and clay. So much fun and the best part is you get to keep and take home what you make. WHEN: December 27th-December 29th TIME: 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center AGES: 6-12 year olds REGISTRATION PERIOD: October 1st - December 22nd FEE: $70 CLASS MINIMUM: 10 CLASS MAXIMUM: 25 EXTREME ANIMALS CHRISTMAS BREAK CAMP DESCRIPTION: 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

DOG TRAINING CLASSES PUPPY CLASS DESCRIPTION: Build a strong relationship with your puppy based on trust and cooperation. Puppy classes are an indispensable foundation for the rest of your dog’s life. All training is gentle and fun, and you will learn how to help your puppy blend into your family. Topics include: Lots of socialization and handling by people, Inappropriate mouthing and biting, Socialization with other dogs, New sights, sounds and experiences, How to play with your puppy, Handling exercises, Basic training - be attentive, “sit,” “down,” “come,” “stay,” “leave it,” “give,” and walking on a leash,

How to build a structure in your puppy’s life to help them become a happy and well-adjusted adult. Depending on the progression of the class will depend on what may be taught during the class. The first class there will be a discussion about different training tools such as harnesses and martingale collars. Please bring something that you know your dog already likes as this will help in the class. There should be one dog per handler, but the whole family can come train. Every dog in the same family paying for class needs to have their own handler. WHEN: September 9th - October 14th Saturdays (6 Classes) TIME: 10:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. WHERE: Buck Thomas Dog Park AGES: Dogs up to 4 months old. Puppies must have had 2nd round of puppy vaccination shots (Distemper/Parvo, DHLPP). Copy of shot records must be brought to the Station and turned into the Front Desk before 1st class. REGISTRATION PERIOD: Until September 8th for September & October Classes FEE: $95 per session BASIC MANNERS CLASS DESCRIPTION: The focus of this class is to begin to build understanding and communication between dog and owner (guardian) by introducing the concept of positive reinforcement training while learning foundation obedience behaviors including watch me, crate games, sit, down, coming when called, loose leash walking, sit for greeting, wait, leave it and drop it, manner skills, and problem solving. Depending on the progression of the class will depend on what may be taught during the class. The first class there will be a discussion about different training tools such as harnesses and martingale collars. Please bring something that you know your dog already likes as this will help in the class. There should be one dog per handler, but the whole family can come train. Every dog in the same family paying for class needs to have their own handler. WHEN: September 9th - October 14th Saturdays (6 Classes) TIME: 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. WHERE: Buck Thomas Dog Park AGES: Dogs 4 months old and older. Vaccinations: We do require that your dog is current on Rabies, Distemper and Bordetella. Copy of shot records must be brought to the Station and turned into the Front Desk before 1st class. REGISTRATION PERIOD: Until September 8th for September & October Classes FEE: $95 per session

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 Mondays (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 PAINTING CLASS DESCRIPTION: Use several different media and watercolors. Supplies included. Class taught by certified art Instructor. WHEN: September 11th - September 25th (3 Classes) TIME: 6:45 P.M. - 8:15 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: June 1st - September 11th FEE: $45 per Session INSTRUCTOR: Will Wilson 3D ART 4 ADULTS CLASS DESCRIPTION: Use several drawing media and watercolor. All supplies included. Class taught by certified art instructor. WHEN: September 5th - September 26th Tuesdays (4 Classes) TIME: 7:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: June 1st - September 4th FEE: $45 per session INSTRUCTOR: Will Wilson 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 Mondays(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, Tuesdays (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 DESCRIPTION: Learn how to do a variation of multiple line dances. Fun class. Class varies each time. WHEN: January 10th - February 28th, Mondays (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/class INSTRUCTOR: Claudia Clark

ADULT SWING DANCING DESCRIPTION: Learn how to Swing Dance and the many variations of Swing Dancing and before you know it you will be able to scoot across the dance floor like a pro. WHEN: September 6th - October 25th, Wednesdays(8 Classes) TIME: 7:30 P.M - 9:00 P.M. WHERE: The Station Recreation Center Activity Room AGES: Adults 15+ REGISTRATION PERIOD: July 1st - September 5th FEE: $55 per session or $8 per class NSTRUCTOR: Bob Gates 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

FALL ADULT LEAGUES ADULT CO-ED DODGEBALL TOURNAMENT SIGN-UPS: July 31st–September 7th COACHES MEETING: September 12th, 6 P.M. TOURNAMENT: September 16th COST: $40 per team FOR: Men & Women 16 years and older WHERE: The Station Recreation Center REGISTRATION TYPE: Online-coach registers team TEAM MAXIMUM: 24 (must have 2 women playing on court to start game) FORMAT: 5 on 5

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: AnyoneKids 6 & Under accompanied by an adult REGISTRATION PERIOD: No Registration free to come! COST: FREE CLASS INSTRUCTOR: The Station Staff PING PONG MANIA DESCRIPTION: Free to come. Whether you want to play just for fun or have a more competitive game, this is for you. Our team will also have a tutorial of how to play. WHEN: September 21st, 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 DESCRIPTION: 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 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: September 6th - October 26th Every Wednesday & Thursday (16 Classes) 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: July 1st - September 5th for September Classes October 1st - January 7th for January Classes COST: $85/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: September 6th-October 25th Wednesdays (8 Classes) 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: July 1st-September 5th for September Classes October 1st-January 7th for January Classes COST: $65 per session 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: September 7th - October 26th Thursdays (8 Classes) 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: May 1st September 6th for September Classes 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 Parent’s Night Out for that month. FEE: $15 per child CLASS INSTRUCTOR: The Station Staff You will check your child in the Child Watch Room for ages 3-6 and the Activity Room for ages 7-11.

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Local Non-Profit Hosts Heart-Healthy Interactive Events

Local non-profit Seafood Nutrition Partnership (SNP) is preparing for a community-centered October, which is National Seafood Month. The organization uses this opportunity to host free health events and invite community members across the spectrum to join in heart- healthy fun. Two events in particular are creating buzz:

National Seafood Month: Free Community Celebration SNP is beginning the October festivities with the National Seafood Month Kick-Off Event. This interactive, casual gathering takes place October 2nd at 5:30pm at DC on Film Row, Dunlap Codding’s event space, and includes music, free seafood, and heart-healthy resources that will help you understand how to include seafood to your meals twice a week as recommended by the USDA Guidelines. While this event is not open to children, adults are encouraged to join the SNP team after work to celebrate seafood.

Oklahoma City Healthy Heart Summit This half day program will bring leaders from business, healthcare, education, and community together in a “think tank” to discuss the importance of a heart healthy diet for the local community, provide user-friendly resources to encourage healthy dietary habits, and identify action items to support the heart health goals of the community. This gathering of health and nutrition experts also acknowledges Oklahoma’s heart disease issue and signifies how attending organizations play a role in moving the needle toward a healthier city. The Healthy Heart Summit includes expert panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions, seafood cooking demo, and free vendor resources.

For more information about Seafood Nutrition Partnership, you can go online to or or email them at

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.


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Class Acts

By Beverly Ferree

Class Acts: High School Marching Band: Dedication, Drive & Invaluable Experience By Luke Schumacher The fall season brings back school and all of the organizations, teams, and clubs that provide students with extracurricular enjoyment. The football team practices for weekly games, the academic clubs study for state competitions and the fine arts organizations rehearse for upcoming performances. For the marching band, however, preparations started well before the fall semester begins. In fact, band members across the state sacrifice much of their summer break to rehearse for fall competitions. With the bulk of the rehearsals taking place in August, it can be a tiring experience. “It’s very hot and very exhausting,” said Adriana Ibanez, drum major at Southmoore high school. “Exhaustion,” described Kassidy Ruff, drum major at Westmoore high school. “Marching in the sweltering heat is exhausting.” Strenuous as it may be, many students look forward to the start of rehearsals. “It’s great to see everyone after three months,”


said Ruff. “It’s exciting to make more memories with friends.” Hannah Adams, drum major at Westmoore, echoes Ruff 's excitement and shared a favorite memory from a past practice.“When it rains before rehearsal, there is a giant puddle and you have to march through it,” Adams said with a smile. “Our feet get soaked, but we laugh together and have fun.” Doing marching drills in the rain may not sound like fun to everyone, but it's an example of the dedication and discipline band students must have during summer band practices. From the first rehearsal of their freshman year to the last performance of senior year, students see improvements in many aspects of their lives. “I used to be very shy,” said Ibanez “I still am, but I am more confident when going out of my comfort zone.” “I was very antisocial my freshman year,” said Caitlyn

Sanders, senior at Moore high school. “Band has made me more social and helped me open up and enjoy being around people.” Aside from growing in character, working hard during summer band can result in amazing experiences.“My freshman year we went to Chicago,” said Sanders. “We visited the Chicago Institute and marched in the Thanksgiving parade.” All-in-all, the satisfaction students get from participating in band are well worth the exhausting summer practices. The students get the fulfillment of practicing their passion, working towards a goal and attaining that goal together. “Whoever thinks band isn’t a sport is completely wrong,” said Ruff. “We sweat our butts off and we create something amazing.”

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When Should You Go to the Emergency Room?

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“Through our partnerships with our first responders in Moore and other communities we serve, we are able o provide expedited care to our patients,” said Dr. Patrick Cody, Medical Director of EMSSTAT and emergency medicine physician. “Patients are evaluated, care is started, and information is transmitted to the receiving hospital so that the appropriate level of care is prepared while the ambulance is in route to the hospital; this might include cardiac arrest care, cath lab activation or preparation of the trauma bay in anticipation of receiving severely injured patients.” For a real life-saving example involving a Norman Regional patient, please watch an American Heart Association YouTube video found at NormanRegionalGoRed2017. All three of Norman Regional’s Emergency Departments are equipped to handle a variety of medical needs. If you should need to be transported by EMSSTAT to another Norman Regional facility, that ambulance ride does not cost the patient. “When you call 911, the communication personnel have been trained in emergency medical dispatch,” said Eddie Sims, Manager of EMSSTAT and paramedic. “They will ask some questions to assure the correct units respond and may provide instructions to the caller on care, which they can provide the patient prior to our arrival. For extremely time-sensitive conditions such as strokes, heart attacks and major trauma, the paramedics will provide early notice so the staff and needed equipment can be waiting to continue your care at the appropriate facility as soon the patient arrives at the Emergency Room.” For minor medical concerns, you can contact your primary care physician’s office. But do not delay in seeking immediate medical attention for a condition such as listed above. When EMSSTAT paramedics arrive, they will assess your condition. There is no charge if you decide not to be treated or taken to an ER, Sims said. “EMSSTAT paramedics would much rather respond when not needed than not be called and a patient have a poor outcome,” Sims said

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Featured Fall Recipe – Pear Pie with Streusel Topping • 3 oz all-purpose flour, divided (about 2/3 cup) • ½ cup granulated sugar • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon • 1/8 teaspoon salt • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice • 6 medium firm pears, peeled, cored, and cut lengthwise into ½-inch thick wedges • ½ (15 oz) package refrigerated pie dough • Cooking spray • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar • 3 tablespoons chilled butter, cut into small pieces Preheat oven to 375°. To prepare pie, weigh or lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine 1.5 ounces (about 1/3 cup) flour, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a large bowl. Add juice and pears to flour mixture; toss gently to coat. Roll dough into an 11-inch circle; fit dough into a 9 inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. Fold edges under and flute. Arrange pear mixture in an even layer in prepared crust. Combine remaining 1 ½ ounces (about ½ cup) flour and ½ cup brown sugar in a bowl. Add 3 tablespoons cold butter to brown sugar mixture; cut in with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle butter mixture evenly over pears. Bake at 375° for 1 hour or until lightly browned. Let cool on a wire rack 10 minutes.

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Southmoore’s Destinee Wilson Heads to Nashville By Beverly Ferree When Southmoore High School’s Destinee Wilson played volleyball for the YMCA in elementary school, with mom Donna by her side as her coach, they were just doing it for fun. A way to get some exercise. Fast-forward to her senior year of high school, and it’s a completely different picture. With several accolades in her arsenal, Destinee is heading to Nashville’s Trevecca Nazarene University, with a full-ride scholarship in her back pocket. Destinee began playing competitive volleyball in middle-school, and it did not take long to realize she has talent. Destinee was a three-year varsity starter at Southmoore and a five-year starter for the Rise Club Volleyball team in Oklahoma City, where she led Southmoore and Rise in blocks and kills. She also played for the Oklahoma Edge and the Oklahoma Charge. Destinee won the 2016 43rd Amateur Athletic Union all Academic and Athletic Team Award, 2016 Edmond Santa Fe Heather Harkness Memorial All-Tournament Team, 2015 Oklahoman’s All-City Team, 2016 Fan’s Choice Oklahoma All-City Team, 2015 All-City Team, 2016 Moore Daily All-City Team, and the 2015 Stillwater AllTournament Team. “I love volleyball,” explained Destinee. “Whenever I play, I just feel happier. And when I don’t play, I get restless. There is just something about it that calls to me.” And there was something about Trevecca that called to her as well. “When I visited the campus, it felt like home,” said Destinee. “I knew that’s where I belonged.” Destinee’s parents were in the military when they moved from Florida 10 years ago, and they could not be more supportive of their daughter. Destinee's mother, Donna, decided to retire


when Destinee turned ten so that she could be there for her daughter’s activities. “I go to all of her games,” said Donna. “All of her academic accomplishments. And I always stress to her to keep God first. God has blessed her academically and with talent. She’s had over 20 schools recruiting her. We are just so very proud of her.” And while Destinee may have gotten her athletic talent from her mom, who played college basketball, she also gets advice from her dad. “My dad is not an athlete,” said Destinee, “but he loves to give tips! He was in track, but now he’s mostly just financially supportive.” But her dad doesn’t pass on an opportunity to coach her.

in a volcano in the Philippines, a hurricane in Florida, an earthquake, so I was used to it. But I was worried about Destinee. But because of the tornado, she got a chance to explore what true love is. She knows love at home, but the tornado taught her what love is in her community.” Destinee is excited for Trevecca and knows she is ready academically thanks to her teachers at Southmoore. “I loved Mr. McConville, my AP Human Geography teacher,” said Destinee. “Every time I would go into class, he would brighten my day. And Ms. Treat, my AP English literature and Composition teacher, was great too. We wrote so many essays in that class, but it helped me prepare for college. And Ms. Hayes, my AP Language and Composition teacher, and Mr. Burton, my AP History teacher…they were great too.”

“He says things, but they really make no sense to anyone but him!” laughed Destinee. “He’ll say ‘do this and that,’ and my mom and I will just look at each other! But to him it makes sense! He’s such a proud dad.” And who wouldn’t be! Destinee excels both in academics and volleyball. She was in the National Honor Society and was pushed by her parents to take academics seriously.

Destinee will be majoring in psychology and pre-law at Trevecca in the fall. And Donna will be at every game she can make.

“Destinee was blessed to have the talent and the skills to play volleyball,” said Donna. “But we always emphasized academics as well.”

“It’s bitter-sweet to watch her move,” said Donna. “We are just so proud of her.”

But Destinee’s life hasn’t been without challenges. “She’s had health issues, and then we lost our home during the May 2013 tornado,” said Donna. “Material items can always be replaced, but we were blessed. Being in the military, I’ve experienced natural disasters. I was

“She jokes about getting an apartment in Nashville!” said Destinee. “We’ll see!” But one thing Destinee knows for certain. She can always rely on her parents.



Sports Schedule







September 1

Putnam City

September 1

@Edmond North


September 5


September 5


September 8


September 7


September 7

Edmond Memorial

September 11


September 8

Edmond Santa Fe

September 11

Putnam City West

September 12


September 11


September 12


September 14

@Midwest City

September 14


September 15-16

COAC Tourney@TBD

September 15-16

COAC Tourney@TBD

September 15-16

COAC Tourney@TBD

September 18


September 18

Edmond Santa Fe

September 18

@Midwest City

September 19

Deer Creek

September 19

@Putnam City

September 19

Norman North

September 22-23

@Chickasha Tournament

September 21

@Norman North

September 21-23

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September 25


September 22-23

@Tahlequah Tournament

September 26

Carl Albert

September 28


September 25


September 28


September 28

@Carl Albert



September 5

@Bishop McGuinness

September 5

@Edmond North

September 7

@Edmond Memorial

September 5

@Deer Creek

September 7


September 8-9

@Edmond Santa Fe

September 7


September 14



September 12

Putnam City

September 15-16

Mustang Tournament

September 12

Norman North

September 15-16

Moore Tournament

September 19


September 14


September 18


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September 18


September 19

Edmond Santa Fe

September 25

Edmond Memorial

September 22-23

@Stillwater Tournament

September 25


September 26


September 26


September 28


September 28



September 1

@Carl Albert


September 9


September 16

@Norman North

September 1

@Carl Albert

September 16

@Norman North

September 22

OK Runner@Norman

September 8

@Putnam City West

September 22

OK Runner@Norman

September 30

Chile Pepper 5K

September 16

@Norman North

September 28


@Fayetteville, Arkansas

September 22

OK Runner@Norman

September 29

@Putnam City West



September 1

Westmoore (Away)

September 1



September 8


September 8

Southmoore (Away)

August 31

Deer Creek

September 14

Norman (Homecoming)

September 14

Edmond North

September 8


September 22


September 21


September 15


September 28

@Putnam City North

September 29

@Edmond Memorial

September 22

Moore (Away)

September 29

Edmond North

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Moore Welcomes Bryan’s Flooring to the Neighborhood by Beverly Ferree In 1978, Pat and Gloria Bryan made a decision to step out on their own after the company Pat worked for shut down. Thirty-nine years later, Bryan’s Flooring is still in business and recently opened their second store in Moore, located in front of Best Buy at the 19th Street exit. Things are consistent with the first location, including the quality of their work and their customer service, but the one difference is that their sons, Adam and Paul, now run the business. Gloria reminisces on their humble beginnings and recalls how worried she and Pat were when they stepped out on their own. “I still love telling the story of how we got started,” said Gloria. “Thirty-nine years ago, my husband came home with the idea that we should second mortgage our home and start a business. At first, I thought he was kidding but soon realized he was not kidding! We stepped out on faith, and God has been so very faithful to carry us through all these years.” After looking for a place to open their business without luck, Pat finally said he was turning it over to God. Within four days, they got a call from a man who was not only willing to sell a storefront to them, but he also financed it. The business is now in the hands of the Bryan’s sons, who oversee the company’s commercial flooring division and manage the residential team. “I know I am their mother, but Adam and Paul are doing such a great job seeing Bryan’s Flooring into its next generation. It was their idea to expand our residential locations. We found the location in Moore and God opened every door to make it possible.” When asked what separates Bryan’s Flooring from other flooring dealers, including chain stores like Lowe’s and Home Depot, Gloria pointed to customer service.

“We have always prided ourselves on our customer service,” explained Gloria. “When something is wrong, we make it right. Because of our commitment to our customers, and quality installation, our customers come back time and time again and refer others to us. We greatly value these repeat customers, as they have been the backbone of 39 years of Bryan’s Flooring. We pride ourselves on a job well done and even have a program on some of our products with a 60 day “love it or we will replace it” guarantee.”

Bryan’s Flooring also has good prices. “We are very competitive with other flooring dealers,” said Gloria. “We have everything from basic builder grade products to the most luxurious wool carpets and exotic woods with prices that are affordable for all budgets.” When asked what she attributes to the success of their 39 years, in addition to God, Gloria praised their employees. “We have been very blessed to have great people as part of our team,” said Gloria “We have a wonderful team, whose goal is to deliver a final product that you will love for years to come. Our great group of experienced professionals are a valuable resource for the home owner, as the flooring choices can be overwhelming. Their expertise and eye for decor will help make this process easy and enjoyable while ensuring you get the flooring that is right for your family and will give you many years of wear and enjoyment. But it’s not just the expertise of the team that Gloria feels blessed by. “They are just good people. Working with them each day is a real honor. This may sound crazy, but these folks are our family. We call it our Bryan’s

Flooring family because we share life together. It makes work FUN!” And Gloria wasn’t through giving out praise to others.“The City of Moore surprised me with how welcoming they were to us,” said Gloria. “The Chamber of Commerce was at our Grand Opening, as well as other businesses from the Moore area. It was overwhelming.” Bryan’s Flooring in Moore focuses on residential customers. So, if you are updating your home, they can help you. If you’re a home builder or a contractor, they can work with you as well. “The Moore store really turned out beautiful. Even if you are not in the market, I encourage you to stop in and see the beautiful products and designs inspired by our own team.” Kali Whittington has been an interior designer for over ten years and is a member of the Bryan's Flooring team. “Kali, with some ideas from the residential manager, Jeremy Reed, really did a bang-up job designing the Moore Store. I am so proud of her and the team, and I am so proud how the Moore store turned out. We are looking forward to serving the Moore community.” You can visit Bryan's Flooring at their South OKC location (601 W I-240 Srv Road) or their Moore location (2750 S I-35 Srv Road).


By Rob Morris It’s time once again for that in-between season

“The Martian” (2015), “Whiplash” (2014), “John Wick”

Dreamcatcher, The Tommyknockers). “It” was

when the movie studios take time to either rejoice

(2014), “Gravity” (2013), and “12 Years a Slave” (2013).

actually produced as a TV miniseries back in 1990

over the success of their summer blockbusters. Or

With that in mind here’s a look at my most

featuring Tim Curry (Dr. Frankenfurter from “The

maybe in the case of the Summer of 2017, it will be a

anticipated films for September & October of 2017:

Rocky Horror Picture Show”) as the creepy clown.

period of reflection over some truly dismal cinema

The previews for this version of King’s terrifying

offerings. In any event, there’s a sort of lull between

story of children battling an evil presence lurking

August and November as everyone catches their collective breath before launching into the holiday movie offerings.

It (September 8) Let’s be honest. 2017 has not been kind to

in the sewers beneath their small town look very promising.

Stephen King. Sony just finished butchering the

That doesn’t mean that September and October

horror writer’s epic, “The Dark Tower”, much to the

won’t offer some great reasons to head to your local

dismay of King fans around the world. The truth

multiplex (even if that grand multiplex has been

is that for every time Hollywood has gotten King

This looks like yet another Hollywood attempt

stolen by some soulless theater chain known as

right (The Shawshank Redemption, The Shining,

to create an action series along the lines of Tomy

“They Who Must Not Be Mentioned.”). In the past

Carrie) they’ve delivered at least one dismal screen

Clancey’s Jack Ryan books (Clear and Present

five years the two-month “interlude” has given us

version of his work (Pet Semetary, Silver Bullet,

Danger, Patriot Games). American Assassin focuses


American Assassin (September 15)

on the exploits of Mitch Rapp, the central figure in a series of novels by Vince Flynn. Rapp loses his girlfriend in a terrorist attack and joins the CIA as a black ops agent. CBS Films is the studio behind this franchise attempt and is taking the “young Mitch Rapp” approach, casting Dylan O’Brien (The Maze Runner, Deepwater Horizon) as the title character. Older moviegoers will instantly cringe at the idea of a “young adult” screen version of Flynn’s character, but the addition of Michael Keaton (Spiderman:Homecoming, Birdman) to the cast as Rapp’s mentor gives some hope that this could be a good beginning to a fresh new movie series.

Blade Runner 2049 (October 6) It’s been 35 years since Ridley Scott introduced us to Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), the “blade runner” tasked with tracking down AWOL replicants, the genetically-engineered androids that served humanity. Set in Los Angeles in 2019, the moody neo-noir sci-fi thriller got mixed reviews from critics, but fans loved the story and the unforgettable Vangelis score. The ending of the movie left a lot of questions unanswered, and fans have clamored for more for over 3 decades. Ford is returning in his role as Deckard, joined by Ryan Gosling as they look into a long-buried secret that could plunge the world into chaos. Scott is producing, handing over directing duties to Denis Villeneuve (Sicario, Arrival). Previews look gloriously shot. Here’s hoping the story and action live up to the visuals.

The Foreigner (October 13) If you’ve ever stuck around for the outtakes of Jackie Chan movies, you know the actor has broken countless bones and suffered dozens of other injuries. The man has always done his own stunts in dozens of action-adventure films and paid the price, so when you see his aging and weary face in the previews for “The Foreigner” he’s completely believable. This time around he’s Quan, a humble businessman looking for justice after a terrorist bombing kills his daughter. Turns out…Quan has a buried past that features a unique set of skills, skills acquired over a long career, skills that make him a nightmare for people like Pierce Brosnan’s politician with possible hidden connections to the bombers. Martin Campbell (Edge of Darkness, Green Lantern) directs.

The Snowman (October 20) The previews for this crime thriller look absolutely chilling, mostly because the movie was shot in Norway during the winter. Michael Fassbender (Steve Jobs, Alien: Covenant, X-Men: Apocalypse) stars as Detective Harry Hole, the lead detective of an elite crime squad that is investigating a mysterious disappearance. That missing woman could be a sign that an elusive serial killer is on the prowl again after decades of inactivity. The story is based on the 7th novel in the Harry Hole book series by Norwegian author Jo Nesbø. I know…like me you’re wondering why it has taken Hollywood so long to recognize the glaring need for Norwegian detective thrillers. The cast also features Rebecca Ferguson (The Girl on the Train), J.K. Simmons (Whiplash), and Chloe Sevigny (Portlandia, Zodiac). Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures.


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Children's Book Review

Young Cam Jansen and the 100th Day of School Mystery Author: David Adler Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Reviewer: Heather Brady, Children’s Library Associate, Moore Public Library It’s the 100th day of school for Cam Jansen and her classmates.

It’s time to celebrate!

Their teacher, Ms. Dee, has decided that their class is going to

celebrate by having food that starts with the letter “P.” They’re going

to have pineapple juice, popcorn, pretzels and pizza. When it comes

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Cam and her friends find out that the best part of their meal is missing. The pizza!

It’s time for Cam to become the super-sleuth that she

is and solve the mystery of the missing pizza. Cam has a great memory. Be sure and check out the memory game at the end of the book!

Cam Jansen is a wonderful series that you can find

in Easy Readers and Children’s Fiction at your local Pioneer Library. Cam is really her nickname but you will have to read the series to find out why.

Stop by the Moore Public Library for more book

recommendations and visit pioneerlibrarysystem. org for library events. You will not want to miss our annual Touch-A-Truck community event Saturday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Cleveland County Fairgrounds.

Adult Book Review

The Dinner Author: Herman Koch

Pages: 292 Publisher: Hogarth

Reviewer: A.J. Soliven, Information Services, Moore Public Library

Paul Lohman and his wife go out for a nice dinner in

a quiet evening in Amsterdam. His intention is to speak with his brother and his brother’s wife over dinner at a

fancy restaurant. The nature of the conversation starts off

seemingly normal and mundane. Paul was a former history teacher and feels out of place at this fancy restaurant

chosen by his politician brother. As the night goes on, both couples are harboring a secret that involves their 15-year-old sons.

Both families are at a loss as to how their children

lived a normal life and question how they raised their children. With tensions rising over the course of one


meal, Paul’s sibling rivalry with his brother unravels some dark truths about Paul’s past.

It ultimately reveals the horrific secret about what his son and

nephew are capable of. Both families are faced with the choice of

damaging their reputations or keeping quiet about the horrific

act their sons committed. How far will each family go to protect their loved ones?

I found this book starts off at a slow pace with a descriptive

background of Paul’s normal life. He loves his wife and his son

and his world would be nothing without them. But as the night goes on, Paul’s narrative of his animosity towards his brother gets

the best of him. You will be in for a shock and realize Paul’s past builds into the reason both families are meeting on this seemingly civil night.

If you’re into psychological suspense, be sure to check out “The

Dinner,” available in hard copy and eBook format through the Pioneer Library System.

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Family Play time/la hora de jugar en familia:

Library Closed, Labor Day Holiday:

Saturday, Sep. 2 – 11 a.m. Library Closed: Labor Day Holiday: Sunday, September 3 and Monday, September 4 Barks, Books & Buddies: Tuesday, Sep. 5, 19 – 6:30 p.m. Golden Grahams and Grandparents Story Time: Tuesday, Sep. 5 – 10 a.m.

Sunday, Sep. 3 and Monday, Sep. 4 Baby Lapsit: Tuesday, Sep. 5, 12, 19, 26 – 10 a.m. Lego Quest: Tuesday, Sep. 5 – 4:30 p.m. Toddler Story Time & Play: Thursday, Sep. 7, 14, 21, 28 – 10 and 11 a.m. Family Music Time: Wednesday, Aug. 2 – 10 a.m.

Preschool Story Time: Tuesday, Sep. 12 – 10 a.m

Minecraft Survival: Friday, Sep. 1, 15, 22 – 5 p.m.

Lapsit Story Time: Wednesday,

After School Kids: Cooking: Thursday, Sep. 7 – 4:30 p.m.

Sep. 6, 13, 20 – 10 and 10:45 a.m.

Minecraft Creative: Friday, Sep. 8 – 5 p.m.

Pre-K Play: Thursday, Sep. 14 – 10 a.m.

Dads and Donuts Story Time: Saturday, Sep. 9 – 10 a.m.

Music Together: Saturday, Sep. 16 – 11 a.m.

Family Story Time and Craft:

Talk Like a Pirate Story Time: Tuesday, Sep. 19 – 10 a.m. Sensory Story Time: Wednesday, Sep 20– 4 p.m.

Monday, Sep. 11, 18, 25 – 10 and 11 a.m. TweenScene: Tween Coding Night: Tuesday, Sep. 12 – 4:30 p.m.


Family Music Time: Wednesday, Sep. 13 – 10 a.m. Sensory Family Time: Wednesday, Sep. 19 – 4:30 p.m.

Library Closed: Labor Day Holiday: Sunday, September 3 and Monday, September 4 Zumba: Thursday, Sep. 7, 14, 21– 6 p.m. Girls Who Code: Monday, Sep. 11, 18, 25 – 4 p.m. Beginner’s Yoga: Monday, Sep. 11, 18 – 6 p.m.

TLC (Touch, Learn and Create): Dinosaurs: Wednesday, Sep. 20 – 10 a.m. After School Kids: Rain Forest: Thursday, Sep. 21 – 4:30 p.m. Minecraft Survival: Friday, Sep. 29 – 5 p.m.

Be Neat! Get Organized with a Professional Organizer: Tuesday, Sep. 12 – 6 p.m.


Teen Collage Making: Tueday, Sep. 14, 4 p.m. Military Resource Fair: Saturday, Sep. 16 – 10 a.m. Open for Discussion Book Club: Wednesday, Sep. 29 – 6 p.m. Friends of the Moore Library Book Sale: Thursday, Sep. 28 – Monday, Oct. 1

Library Closed, Labor Day Holiday: Sunday, Sep. 3 and Monday, Sep. 4 Professional Skills: Wednesday, Sep. 6 – 6 p.m. Wine and Cheese Tasting at Republic Bank & Trust – Thursday, Sep. 7 – 4:30 p.m. Resume Reviews for Success: Wednesday, Sep. 13 – 6 p.m. Teen Back to School DIY: Thursday, Sep. 14 – 6 p.m. Penn Avenue Literary Society: Thursday, Sep. 14 – 6:30 p.m. Community Job Fair: Wednesday, Sep. 27 – 9 a.m. TRTL: Teens Reading Terrific Literature: Saturday, Sep. 16 – 10 a.m. Teen Scholarship Writing: Thursday, Sep. 28 – 6 p.m. Small Business Tax Basics: Friday, Sep. 29 – 9:30 a.m.

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Moore Residents Raising Money with Kona Ice

By Beverly Ferree

Brian and Kristy Burrough of Moore are using

During their first year with Kona Ice, they were

snow cones to raise money! Using their decked

able to give over $4,000 to the various schools

out mobile shaved ice truck, complete with a Tiki-

and organizations within their franchise territory.

Hut top, the Burroughs are using pickle juice and

The Kona Ice franchise nationwide have given

tiger’s blood to help underfunded programs and

over $40 million dollars over the past 10 years.

initiatives, including local schools, raise the money they need for their programs.

“Kona Ice is a mobile shaved ice experience,” said Brian. “Being mobile allows us to be anywhere you

The Burroughs currently serve Pottawatomie

want us to be. Over the past year we have been at

County and just celebrated their first year of

schools, daycares, ball fields, festivals and business

business, but their home office is in Moore


where they have been for 20 years. Brian is a military veteran and had previously worked in

Contacting your local Kona truck is easy. Just

law enforcement, and Kristy works in higher

go to, scroll down to “Find a Kona”,

education. They've partnered with the Boys

and type in the location of your event. The nearest

and Girls Club and are looking to partner with

Kona Ice will be listed for you to contact.

schools throughout the area to host "Kona Days." This project will allow the Burroughs to raise

Shawnee residents, rejoice. The Burroughs have

thousands of dollars for local schools, youth

great news for you. “Over the next year, we will be

sports leagues and families in need.

serving the entire Shawnee School District on a monthly basis and all home high school football

“We were drawn towards the Kona Ice Franchise

games, anticipating huge givebacks to the schools,

because of the giveback to the communities they

as well as, car shows, sporting events, festivals and

serve,” explained Brian. “Kristy has a PhD in

business openings.”

education. Serving the community has always been a part of who we are.

The Burroughs sure hope to see you at their next event!




Savor Life. From lunch to fundraising events and from painting the town red with the girls to enjoying some live tunes... Nosh is the place to savor it all.

Nosh is your place for good food and good times Upcoming Events: Sept 7 and 28th Wine and Palette book thru their website Sept 30 7-9 Musical Talents Maggie McClure and Shane Henry (call for reservations) Book your group organization or schools fundraiser night now!

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