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from the editor familiar with the word’s history, which stretches before the days of “The Grapes of Wrath” and Will Rogers. Fun fact: “A 1968 article published in The Oklahoman states a reporter for a Los Angeles paper on assignment on the Arizona-California border in the 1930s was the first to coin the term, in part because of all the Oklahoma license plates he saw passing through. He tagged his photos from the assignment ‘Okies.’” Thanks to my co-worker Juliana Keeping for pointing that out. Now, I don’t go around calling my friends Okies, but I also wouldn’t be against tattooing the state flag shield on my arm. And I wasn’t even born here. NATHAN POPPE Even if I stopped saying Okie, the popuLOOKatOKC EDITOR lar culture floodgates have been pouring NPOPPE@OKLAHOMAN.COM for years. J.J. Cale named an album “Okie.” Merle Haggard’s definitely an honorary Okie. You can’t noodle catfish ’ve been called a lot of names in and avoid saying it. Heck, there’s even a Oklahoma. digging safety hotline dedicated to the Okie is sometimes one of them, word. but I constantly use the term of If you want to use Okie to hurt people, endearment to describe the people I then at least get a little more creative. write about. The word fits in headlines, A friend of mine said it best: “I wouldn’t draws a clear connection and it’s kinda fun to say. Okie’s as Oklahoman as get- too much like to be looked down on ting upset with Kevin Durant, driving to because I’m from Oklahoma and then called an Okie. But for me, it is usually a get everywhere and fried pies. term of pride.” I had a reader email me recently that If you enjoy the word, then wear it wasn’t a fan of the word. She had this to say: “Please don’t use the word Okie. It is proudly and go on with the 30 other offensive. I know The Oklahoman did an things you need to be doing today. And article based on an OU professor saying what about for those who still can’t stand it? After all, it does get overused. it is OK to use it. It is offensive to many I look at words like I do a large buffet. across the state and most will not tell Don’t like chicken? Well, there’s plenty you they just won’t read your article. ... Please stop. I am asking nicely for those of options out there. Just know, this particular word’s history is still evolving. who are offended.” I didn’t want to totally dismiss the mes- That’s the great thing about language. Words don’t have to live rigidly in the sage. The reader has every right to not enjoy the word, but she should know a lot past, but it’s wise to know how Okie can be hurtful. has changed since the Dust Bowl. Okie In conclusion, dear reader, I’d never isn’t going anywhere. It’s used so widely use Okie to tear someone down. My goal that she’d have better luck inventing a with my stories remains the same: to new phrase to try to replace it. always build people up. If you chose not Still, the message surprised me. It’d to read my articles based on that, then been years since I’ve heard a negayou’ll be stuck in the past. tive connotation of the word. I’m very



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Evan Crowley’s been a fixture in the Oklahoma music community for several years with his former band, Paperscissor, and unending concert planning for the OKC Arts Council. He re-emerged in early 2016 with Saint Loretto, a darker, dancier pop solo effort that puts him completely in the pilot’s seat.

10 | District dining

Food Dude Dave Cathey explores Yuzo Sushi and Tapas, the best kept dining secret in Oklahoma City’s Automobile Alley.

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I.M. Pei legacy in N OKC mixed on his 100th birthday

BY STEVE LACKMEYER | For LOOKatOKC o architect has affected the downtown Oklahoma City skyline more than I.M. Pei, but there’s a reason behind little local celebration of his 100th anniversary. “The celebrations were being organized by the city of Suzhou in China, which is home to one of Pei’s last projects, the Suzhou Museum, and also was his family’s ancestral home. In Boston, residents were encouraged to celebrate Pei’s Kennedy Memorial Museum by taking a selfie with his photo wishing him happy birthday.

Hans Butzer, left, Rachel Mosman and Arn Henderson look at the I.M. Pei Model of Oklahoma City. [OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]



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Much of the downtown skyline came down after this photo was taken in 1964. [OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]

CONTINUED FROM 4 Pei’s work over a century includes icons around the world, including the Louvre Pyramid. But not many cities can boast of an entire downtown reshaped by the architect. Oklahoma City, however, hasn’t boasted of Pei’s work here in decades. Many of those who remember his legacy, generally, are generally pretty critical of his unfinished vision. Most folks under the age of 40, meanwhile, don’t even realize Pei stepped foot in our town. Pei was in his mid-40s and already earning international accolades when he was hired by city fathers who were seeking to launch an urban renewal program in the early 1960s. From his Manhattan office, Pei and his crew created a model, renderings and plans for a dramatic recreation of downtown Oklahoma City. A $100 million regional shopping “Galleria” was to be the crown jewel of this new downtown. High-rise hotels and office buildings, a spectacular park and condominium housing would encircle it. Pei told civic and business leaders only the combination of offices and a financial district, a cultural and recreation area, a convention center and hotels, plenty of retail shopping, and housing nurturing each other would revitalize the central business district. To get the job done, much of the old downtown would have to go. The Oklahoman’s Mary Jo Nelson, whose work I followed while I was growing up, correctly noted that Sept. 7, 1965, stood as a date with importance rivaling that of the April 22, 1889, Land Run. It was on that day the Oklahoma City Council adopted the Pei Plan for urban redevelopment. Just weeks before the vote, Pei was featured in a Life magazine cover story about urban redevelopment, and his plan for Oklahoma City was featured side by side with the Kennedy Memorial Museum and projects in New York City and Philadelphia. Tens of millions of dollars were being provided by Congress for the makeover. Liberty Bank, Fidelity Bank and Kerr McGee were committed to building new towers that lined up with Pei’s master plan. His model of downtown, revolutionary itself in its scale and detail, was displayed at City Hall and State Fair Park to win popular support. Contractors hired by Urban Renewal leveled 447 buildings, and private owners tore out another 75 or so over 220 acres between NW 6 and Interstate 40, from Shartel to the BNSF Railway. By the mid-1970s, popular support for Urban Renewal, and Pei, had vanished as dynamite and bulldozers took down landmarks like the Criterion and Warner theaters, the Baum Building, and the Biltmore and Huckins hotels. The downtown mall never materialized, and the site


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A scale model of a new downtown Oklahoma City, background, is explained by urban renewal planning consultant I.M. Pei, left, during a presentation in 1964. [OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]

instead became a massive two-level parking structure that was intended to be the base of the shopping center (the site is now home to Devon Energy Center).

THE GOOD AND BAD Pei certainly deserves some of the criticism that dogged him locally for years. His plan was tied to his embrace in the 1960s of brutalist architecture. He also was blamed for the actions of private developers. He did not call for destruction of the Biltmore or Huckins hotels. He urged city fathers not to tear down

Main Street without first creating a new home for downtown’s surviving retailers. By 1988, the Pei Plan was abandoned, and the Oklahoma City Council declared “downtown is dead.” And it was at that moment the seeds were planted for MAPS and the revival of Oklahoma City. Pei’s legacy is mixed. The Myriad Gardens, inspired by the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Denmark, is perhaps the best of the Pei Plan to have been carried out, stubbornly and against all odds SEE PEI, 8



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The city has to echo life. If our life

is rough and tumble, so is the city. I’ve always felt that ugliness with vitality is tolerable. The great danger our cities face today is that their vitality will be sapped by too much concern for instant beauty.

— I.M. Pei

PEI CONTINUED FROM 6 by Dean A. McGee. The former Kerr McGee tower, now headquarters to SandRidge Energy, is considered the best office tower design based on Pei’s master plan. Large swathes of blight were cleared to make way for the gardens and the Cox Convention Center. But Pei’s plan also eliminated what was a good street grid, albeit with what was a zigzag of north-south streets crossing between Sheridan and Reno Avenues. Pei replaced the street grid with superblocks that are hostile toward pedestrian traffic. That, in turn, has hurt significant retail development in the Central Business District. We lost way too much of our history. In implementing Pei’s vision, city fathers committed their own errors, choosing to tear down aging but functional buildings in favor of very uncertain prospects for a new mall, hotels and housing. They were in a rush to create something shiny and new. He validated their efforts during his last visit in 1976. He told locals he was “very impressed” with their accomplishment and estimated they were halfway complete in fulfilling his vision. Flaws aside, downtown has largely built on Pei’s legacy. But on his 100th birthday, his words in the 1965 Life magazine article should be heeded as new plans are implemented for Core to Shore and beyond. “It’s like surgery; it takes a long time for the tissue around a wound to heal,” Pei said. “The city has to echo life. If our life is rough and tumble, so is the city. I’ve always felt that ugliness with vitality is tolerable. The great danger our cities face today is that their vitality will be sapped by too much concern for instant beauty.”

I.M. Pei visits Kerr Park during his last known visit to Oklahoma City in 1976. [OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]


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YUZO GOOD TO ME Automobile Alley expands offerings with sushi, tapas under one roof BY DAVE CATHEY For LOOKatOKC

Cinco de Mayo celebrations were thick throughout Automobile Alley, but the best kept secret in the entertainment district doesn’t offer tacos. However, pico de gallo and a surprising range of Latin flavor are on the menu at Yuzo Sushi and Tapas, 808 N Broadway Ave. Know there is respite from raucous revelry with plenty of cocktails and Latin inspiration around the corner. Now that the mutilated pinata parts have cleared Automobile Alley, Yuzo will still be there, offering nuanced dishes inspired by world cuisine in a chic, sophisticated setting.

LONG, WINDING ROAD Chef/owner Tomi Le had his eye on Oklahoma City for several years before opening in Automobile Alley last December. Le said he had family who lived in the area, working at Tinker Air Force Base, and that brought him to town enough to recognize the market was underserved when it came to full-service sushi dining. Le knows something about it as he cofounded Piranha Killer Sushi in Arlington,


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Texas, back in the fall of 2001 with his brother-in-law, Kenzo Tran. Together they opened three more locations in the DallasFort Worth metroplex before expanding into Austin and San Antonio. To ensure all those places were churning out top-quality sushi, they leaned on the steady hand of executive chef Yuzo Toyama. So when Le decided to sell his stake in Piranha to move to Oklahoma City, he lured Toyama along and named the new restaurant after him. “The difference between Yuzo and Piranha Killer Sushi is Piranha is all sushi,” Le said. “At Yuzo we also offer tapas, Latin flavors and others from around the world.” Le grew up in New Orleans, but it was his time spent in West Palm Beach, Florida, that changed him from a medical student to a sushi chef. “I fell in love with sushi in West Palm,” he said. “There was so much fresh fish available, and so much passion for it.” After that plans to become a medical doctor were dashed to pursue life as a restaurateur in Texas where he joined with his family to open Piranha Killer Sushi. More than a decade in Texas meant SEE YUZO, 11

The Viet Summer, above, at Yuzo Sushi Tapas. Insest at left: The sashimi Omakase. [PHOTOS BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER]




plenty of exposure to Latin flavors, which influenced the menu at Yuzo. Yuzo stands in a building built in the 1920s that most recently was home to ADT Home Security. Converting the aging edifice cost substantial time and resources. Yuzo opened in December despite Le taking over the property in summer 2015.

WORTH THE WAIT Behind heavy wooden doors, the wide-open dining room revolves around a large horseshoe-shaped bar. Westfacing windows bathe the shiny new floors with natural light at lunch. Wood, glass and floral flourishes combine with a mix of modern lighting and natural light to transform the stark industrial space into a setting equal parts inviting and intimate. The dishes designed by Le and Toyama reflect the same design sensibilities, mixing classic technique and whimsy while making use of modern technology for wow factor. Besides a list of more than a dozen fish available daily for traditional sushi or sashimi preparation, Le and Toyama offer weekly specials listed on a pair of digital menu boards hanging over each side of the bar. That’s where you’ll find the sublime Fried Stingray, which has proved popular enough to become a menu standard. Others are based on the season and availability.

FIN, FEATHER AND HOOF The foundation of the sushi offerings is the spectacular 16-piece Omakase, which arrives in a brightly colored bowl filled with ice — a flying fish dispatched on the bow in a nod to the sushi boats of a bygone era. If rolls are more your speed, Yuzo offers 18 signature rolls and another eight it calls nostalgic. Standing as an expression of Le’s heritage is the Viet Summer. Essentially


a Vietnamese spring roll stuffed with exquisite fish, it is served sliced into a contemporary sushi roll. Fresh and crisp, this roll is a rooster’s crow for the soul. The decadent lobster roll offers enough rich, full flavor it could stand alone as an entree. If the thought of sushi makes you squirm, Yuzo has you covered. Part of the reason Le left Piranha Killer Sushi to open Yuzo was he wanted to expand his offerings. “Piranha was more Pan-Asian cuisine,” Le explained. “Here we’ve got a lot of other flavors, too.” Among an impressive array of Asian cold tapas is South American ceviche, an obvious candidate for naturalization behind sushi borders. Years spent in Texas inspired the signature Latino roll, which masterfully marries ceviche and traditional sushi under a crown of pico de gallo perfection. Brazilian meatloaf and a Colombian chicken kebab anchor the warm tapas menu. You’ll also find pork buns, chicken kara-age and Parmesan edamame among the tapas. Le expresses his New Orleans roots with a Creole salmon. The meatloaf is put into brilliant use on the lunch menu in a dish called locomoco, in which a healthy slice is place on a bed of rice, covered in Acai demiglace and topped with a fried egg and butter lettuce. Lunch also offers a variety of clever dishes like the poke bowl, which is a riff on the traditional fresh-fish-and-rice standard chirashi — which is also available for lunch. Coming full circle, Yuzo turns to Japan for non-sushi inspiration in the form of garlic tonkatsu and spicy miso. The heart of the beverage program is the martini. The menu dedicates an entire page to the libation. Inspired by classic cocktails from the old-fashioned to the margarita, the martini menu offers an incarnation bound to satisfy any spirit allegiance, using fresh fruit juices and house-made syrups. Le’s long-term plans include an exclusive sushi bar with limited seating and a prixe fixe menu, but first he is focused on introducing Oklahoma City to the flavors he and Toyama developed into six restaurants in Texas.


Yuzo Toyama slices fish for a sashimi bowl on April 26 at Yuzo Sushi Tapas in Automobile Alley.

This is the dining area at Yuzo Sushi Tapas, operated by Tomi Le, in the Automobile Alley district of downtown Oklahoma City. [PHOTOS BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER]

IF YOU GO Yuzo is open seven days a week. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; noon to 11 p.m. Saturday and noon to 10 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 702-9808, or go to www.yuzosushi The bar at Yuzo Sushi Tapas.

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NMFX overcame rain delays, stormy weather during three-day stretch




hen Norman Music Festival performers thanked patrons for attending, they meant it. Ceaseless rain and looming storms lingered above hundreds of soaked music enthusiasts instead of the many thousands of people who usually crowd the streets of downtown Norman during the festival’s big finish. Conditions weren’t ideal during the last weekend of April, and the bad luck plagued several sets from going as planned. But those same difficulties made the devotion of fans, bands and organizers all the more impressive during NMF’s 10th rendition. With the sheer volume of events happening that weekend (OKC’s Festival of the Arts and Memorial Marathon as co-headliners) it was a literal marathon weekend between Thursday and Sunday, with a massive storm sandwiched in between. Straightline winds, tornadoes, snow and floods delivered a state of emergency for all 77 Oklahoma counties. You know, your run of the mill, borderline apocalyptic weather.


Sweet Spirit performs live at Norman Music Festival X. [PHOTO BY NATHAN POPPE]


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When my co-worker Graham Lee Brewer shared this recap, it made NMF feel like a testament to a festival that people cared about. One that’s doing things right and attracting talents passionate enough to care right back:

Oddisee and his live backing band, Good Company, gave a dazzling performance for the hundreds of people who began gathering in the late evening mist, which shimmered as it caught the colorful stage lights that beamed out over the growing crowd. The pleasing flow of Amir Mohamed’s lyricism made for a satisfying pairing with the vocal and instrumental talents of Good Company, which at one point had the crowd howling with pleasure as members of the band tried to outshine each other vocally, their voices taking turns reaching new heights. Although festival headliners, Thee Oh Sees, didn’t take the stage until an hour after they had originally been scheduled, their bombastic live set more than made up for the soggy wait. Frontman John Dwyer, with his guitar high on his torso, appeared to effortlessly rattle off fuzzy hooks on his instrument as he twirled it around, at times using it to take aim as if it were a sonic rifle. Playing as a four-piece with two drummers, the Californiabased band managed to harness all the pent up energy left over from the dismal weather’s effect on the festival. Dwyer was a force unto himself. His tongue whipped wildly from his mouth as he tore through loud, chaotic riffs. The rain had all but subsided as he and his smart, pounding rhythm section reminded everyone in attendance just how appreciated the free music event is in Norman. SEE NMF, 13




Original Flow and The Fervent Route (left) and Annabelle Chairlegs (below, left) perform live at Norman Music Festival X. [PHOTOS BY NATHAN POPPE]

hip-hop stage radiated talent from Okie acts Gabrielle B., Original Flow with The Fervent Route, Josh Sallee and L.T.Z. New York-based rapper Sammus was my festival highlight. She introduced herself as a Ph.D. student studying at Cornell University, strapped on an arm cannon prop inspired by the Nintendo game she is a namesake of and didn’t miss a beat, even when a quick burst of rain spooked the crowd. Nearby, Oklahoma-based songwriters Beau Jennings and Travis Linville played the indoor Sooner Theatre stage and provided a well-soundtracked shelter from the short Friday shower. Just a couple of streets east, Opolis showcased a strong collection of indie rock talent including Costello, Carly Gwin, Husbands and Tallows. The night ended close to midnight when the stage’s headliner, Sports, performed a sultry set of chillwave-drenched, pop gems. Backstage, a lone saxophone player named Jack Morrison waited patiently to be invited onstage with Sports for a thrilling solo during the set’s last song. His friends and family rushed to the side stage barricade to congratulate him after the performance. He shouted, “Oh my God” in a bewildered celebration, as if he’d walked offstage with The Beatles and won a lottery jackpot twice. It looked like the best night of his young life. That’s the combination of fun and community that’s bound NMF together from the start and hopefully sustains for another 10 years.



Just a few blocks away, Brianna Bailey caught this moment at the festival’s train track-hugging Depot stage: The Philadelphia-based act Low Cut Connie played outdoors in the rain Saturday evening to an enthusiastic crowd. Festivalgoers danced in rain ponchos and under umbrellas, and even chanted for an encore. “I wouldn’t stand out in the rain to see me. I’m impressed, Norman,” said Adam Weiner, frontman for Low Cut Connie.

On Thursday night, I sat just a few feet away on the Opolis patio. It’s typically the most relaxed portion of the festival. Oklahoma City-based musician Blake Lusk talked to me about curating the evening’s lineup alongside Opolis co-owner Andy Nunez and NMF organizer Joshua Boydston. He was happy to invite people to check out acts they might not normally see and jumped at the opportunity to play and help organize the evening under his Tape Gun Records moniker. “I love music like most humans do,” Lusk told LOOKatOKC. “I wanna help people record and express themselves with music. “I think it’s a great festival. It’s free. A lot of people come out. It’s exhausting, but it’s fun. ... It’s nice to have a system built in to where people will come and experience something that a lot of people work really hard toward.” Next year, let’s hope the hard work scores three days of luck.

SHOW GOES ON Nearby lightning stalled outdoor stages Saturday afternoon. That’s normally when NMF crowds start to swell, so it was disheartening to see something that went off so smoothly nine years in a row not be able to catch any breaks. Organizers were quick to urge patrons to find shelter during the storm’s more intense moments. The festival picked up again later in the evening. It was a weird, wet ending to a normally triumphant


celebration of local and national talent. Truly, it wasn’t your run-of-the-mill NMF. However, if you braved the chilly elements, then there was still plenty of fun to be had. It’s always unfortunate when sets have to get canceled or moved, but at the end of the day, hundreds of bands still performed at the festival. That’s remarkable. Conversation of the impending forecast was rampant between Thursday and Friday’s festival sets, but luckily weather didn’t shut down any concerts. On Friday, NMF’s

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IN CONCERT Saint Loretto at Heard on Hurd With: Rozlyn Zora Music, Bryce Merritt When: 7 p.m. May 20 Where: Downtown Edmond Admission: Free

Saint Loretto’s new EP is a selfproduced work, and Evan Crowley spent his time experimenting in a tiny home studio, building texture after texture. [PHOTO PROVIDED BY ANNA LEE]



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van Crowley wanted to go solo but wasn’t totally ready for it. He’s been a fixture in the Oklahoma music community for several years with his former band, Paperscissor, and unending concert planning for the OKC Arts Council. He re-emerged in early 2016 with Saint Loretto, a darker, dancier pop solo effort that puts him completely in the pilot’s seat. “I kind of think everything happens for a reason, some doors open and others close,” Crowley told LOOKatOKC. “Everything came together and allowed me to do what I’ve been wanting to do for a while.” Crowley’s latest effort “DEPTH/S” landed in April. Clay Vaughan (drums), Reed Hoppe (bass), Marcus Jackson (guitar) and

Jacob Willard (keys/guitar) round out Saint Loretto’s live lineup. Crowley, 30, said he was excited but nervous for the new EP release, but he’s glad to share new music. Here’s an email Q&A with the Oklahoma City-based artist.


Your music flexes a lot of electronic sounds and a pronounced ‘80s vibe. What attracts you to the music of that era? Evan Crowley: I think being born in the mid-’80s lends to a huge connection between me and that time. I’m a huge Cure fan. The whole Factory Records story and introduction to new wave really connects with me. I really love the production from that era. I feel like pop music was really coming to stride, while SEE Q&A, 15




Saint Loretto performing live at Metro Music Fest in downtown Oklahoma City. [PHOTO PROVIDED BY RYAN MAGNANI]

Q&A CONTINUED FROM 14 punk and new wave were exploding. I have lots of love for The Human League, New Order, OMD and The Pretenders, as well as a lot of the bands that are out now that point to that decade for influences. Pop music can really reach people, and many of my favorite pop songs and artists were definitely from that era.


We last spoke in 2016 and you said you were pushing yourself to become a better writer, musician and performer. Do you see a marked difference since then? Crowley: I’ve learned a lot about production and how to create feeling within a song. I see the bigger picture now even better than before from the first moment I hit record. Because most of what you hear on the album was


written, performed and shaped by me, I had to learn even more about acoustics and composition. I had everything mixed and mastered elsewhere (33rd Street Studios by Tyler Garcia). I also had to learn a lot about mixing and mastering, so I could have some influence on that process, as well.


Your news release noted you were recently divorced. Did music have any role in helping you wrangle with the aftermath? Crowley: That’s something that’s still pretty tough to talk about, but I think as a creator your experiences inevitably shape your art, and I would say that it definitely came through in a lot of places on this EP. It impacted me greatly, and because music is a huge outlet for me, it was one of the first places I turned. I’m still working through it.


Your previous work in the band Paperscissor also found you

blending elements of pop and rock. Was it a natural fit to continue pursuing and tinkering that sound?

Vocals were done in very few takes, guitars and bass all plugged direct in with no amp to make them sound as raw as possible.

Crowley: Definitely. I had a large influence on Paperscissor’s sound, so it was a very natural fit. It allowed me to have more control and own my growth and image as an artist, in a different way.

Your band’s name tips its hat to the story of The Holy House of Loreto. Did you have a Catholic upbringing?

Q: Your song “Manchester 1984”

is definitely an album standout. What more can you tell me about how that song came together?

Crowley: “Manchester” was an opportunity to show that you can still have a guitar driven pop song. I love the way it turned out. The lyrics are very introspective yet it’s catchy and upbeat, creating this interesting dynamic between pop music and something a bit deeper. That was the second song I had written (after “We Own the Night”). It is a bit more stripped back, and I tried to capture a bit more rawness to compliment the theme.


Crowley: Catholicism is something I know very little about, but Mary has always been interesting to me. Women are incredible, especially mothers, and I feel like in history they don’t get the credit they deserve. I’ve learned a lot about religion, especially after moving to Oklahoma, but Mary isn’t talked a lot about in the Protestant Christian religions. There’s something striking about the focus on her in Catholicism. After a bit of research, the story of the Holy House of Loreto is one that is deeply fascinating and mysterious. I think the first time that I learned about it was when I went with a friend to Mass back when I was younger and had first moved here.

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Taking up residence



Driving back and forth to work, Mike Wimmer saw the signs. “Will work for food.” “Will work for help.” “Will work for a hand up, not a handout.” The messages — and the people holding them — moved him. “I love humanity. I just love people. … And it just started making me think, ‘What is it that I work for? I mean, really. What do I really work for? Not just a paycheck. What is it that I use my time and my talents and my passions for?’ So I started asking others, friends, too. And it just became this project, and I became very fascinated with it,” the Oklahoma artist said. “It’s almost like a mission statement on a cardboard sign when you think about it.” With his new studio space on a prime corner of downtown, the nationally recognized painter and illustrator can spot more people to inspire his new portrait series. Wimmer, 55, is the 2016-17 artist

Mike Wimmer paints in his art studio inside the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. [PHOTO BY DOUG HOKE]

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in residence at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel, where he will be working through October in the airy studio in the northwest corner of the landmark hotel’s first floor. “I’ve loved it. I love the energy being downtown. I have these gigantic windows that allow me to just kind of sneak peek what’s going on in the world,” Wimmer said. “I enjoy meeting new people anyway, so this is kind of the perfect venue for it.” Finding SPACE Formally known as the Skirvin Paseo Artist Creativity Exposition, or SPACE, the residency is a partnership between the historic downtown hotel and the Paseo Arts Association, which developed the artist criteria and handles the formal selection process. “It’s exciting to have a different artist every year, and one as accomplished as Mike Wimmer is sure to please the hotel’s guests and the downtown crowd,” Paseo Arts Association Executive Director

Skirvin Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. [PHOTO BY JIM BECKEL]


Amanda Bleakley said. Wimmer is the fifth artist to take part in the yearlong residency program, which along with studio space includes a monthly stipend, as well as complimentary meals and parking. Launched in 2012, SPACE is modeled after a program at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, which, like the Skirvin, is owned by Marcus Hotels and Resorts. “When most people go to a hotel, it’s pretty traditional. You get a restaurant, a bar … but here by offering the artist residency, you just get something extra that not a lot of hotels offer,” said Don Jackson, the Skirvin’s director of sales and marketing. In the program’s first five years, the Skirvin has hosted a variety of artists, from luthier Arsenios Corbishley, who makes stringed instruments like violins, cellos and violas, to poet Kerri Shadid, who also marbleizes paper and fabric. “Mike is sort of unique in the things that he’s done in his past. We’ve had nobody else like him. He’s got a lot of experience and a lot of things he’s done. He’s almost like a teaching artist in residence. He loves to work with students, young people, older staff, as well,” Jackson said. Going downtown Although the SPACE program often provides opportunities for emerging artists, Wimmer is a seasoned and successful painter with about 40 works at the state Capitol. The Muskogee native’s illustrations have appeared on a wide array of products, from “The Lion King” soundtrack to Celestial Seasonings tea boxes, and he has created full-color, full-page advertisements for some of America’s top brands, including Mr. Clean, Febreze and Huggies diapers. He also has illustrated several children’s books,



I’ve loved it. I love the energy being downtown. I have these gigantic windows that allow me to just kind of sneak peek what’s going on in the world.” – MIKE WIMMER including biographies of Abraham Lincoln, Will Rogers and Jackie Robinson. Two of his paintings from the book “George: George Washington, Our Founding Father,” written by former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating, now hang in the Skirvin art studio. The other six are on permanent display at Mount Vernon. “When this came open and someone asked me if I would apply … I knew all the artists who’d been here because I’d always come in to visit them. I thought, ‘Sure, it’d be kind of cool actually. I’d be back in downtown,’ ” Wimmer said. “The space itself is incredible. The location’s incredible for an artist.” Between 2009 and 2014, Wimmer worked out of the renovated Garage Loft Apartments, but for the past few years, he has created art in his home studio. As he and his wife, Jime, a fellow artist and educator, are trying to sell their Edmond house so that they can buy and convert an old church into a home, studio and school, he said it seemed like a good time to have a separate studio space. Since the Skirvin residency requires him to keep regular hours at the hotel, Wimmer had to figure out how to balance it with his job A Mike Wimmer portrait of Wayne Johnson. Titled “Will Work to Build a Better Future for my at Oklahoma City University. He Family.” [IMAGE PROVIDED]


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MIKE WIMMER WIMMER, CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 stepped down as chairman of the art department but remains the gallery director, artist in residence and a faculty member at OCU. “For me as an established artist, I came in here already with a program and project I wanted to work on. … I’m drawing my models really from Oklahoma City, the rich and the famous and the not so rich and famous, a little bit of everywhere in

between,” he said. “I’m working on regular projects, too, but I’m going to spend the year in this kind of public venue to try to bring as many of these portraits of people of different diverse backgrounds to life as I can.” Working for a purpose Inspired by the men and women holding cardboard signs

Mike Wimmer paints in his art studio inside the Skirvin Hilton Hotel. [PHOTO BY DOUG HOKE]

A Mike Wimmer portrait of Bob Blackburn, titled “Will Work to Share Oklahoma’s story.” [IMAGE PROVIDED]

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A Mike Wimmer portrait of Mike Morgan, titled “Will Work to Keep Oklahomans Safe.” [IMAGE PROVIDED]


MIKE WIMMER on street corners, Wimmer said he started his “Will Work For …” project with the model who came in to pose for one of his art classes. “He jokingly said something, ‘I will work for artists.’ So we went and put a sign up (in his hands) and that started the whole thing,” Wimmer said. “It’s really about each personal experience. If I were to give you a sign right now and ask you ‘Will work for?,’ what would it be? You have to put a mission statement down in a sense.” He has recruited several high-profile people to pose for the portrait series, including Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, TV meteorologist Mike Morgan and Oklahoma Historical Society Executive Director Bob Blackburn. Energy mogul T. Boone Pickens picked the slogan “Will Work Forever” for his cardboard mission statement, while Wimmer’s daughter, Lauren, whose passion is protecting the environment, posed holding her 5-year-old son and a sign reading “Will work to make the world clean again.” Wimmer caught his



fellow artist Rick Sinnett in action in the Plaza District; Sinnett’s photorealistic portrait features his creed, “Will work to give art to the public.” While the highly visible Skirvin studio space gives people a chance to watch Wimmer work, the artist said he hopes the location also will give him a chance to find people to be a part of the series. He already recruited a small but strong female firefighter who came to the hotel on a false alarm. “I think you can tell I really love people. I am fascinated with why people look the way they look, why they walk the way they walk, why they act the way they act,” Wimmer said. “It’s giving people who come by and watch me an experience to see that artists are in some ways real occupations, real jobs. Those who have sat here and watched me paint, I think I’ve taken some of the mystery out of it — or the magic out of it, too. They say, ‘That looks a little like work,’ and I say, ‘It is. That’s why they call it artwork,’ ” he added with a laugh. “But it’s something that I enjoy so A Mike Wimmer portrait of Rick Sinnett, titled “Will Work to Give Art to the much, and I think they see that, too.” Public.” [IMAGE PROVIDED]

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OKC record store owner’s grandson to carry on legacy BY ROBERT MEDLEY | For LOOKatOKC


he racks and shelves are filled with vintage blues, jazz and rhythm and blues records, cassettes eight-tracks and posters that are treasures of the music history of Oklahoma City. Charlie’s Rhythm & Blues, 5114 Classen Circle, was founded in the late 1970s by Charlie Nicholson. Nicholson died Feb. 23 at 71, but the store will stay open thanks to his 18-year-old grandson, Justin Daniels. In a midcentury modern building where the HiLo Club and its neon cocktail glass sign have glowed at night since it opened in 1956, and where the Patio Restaurant once faced Classen Circle, the record store “open” sign was lit up on a recent weekday afternoon. Jazz, R&B and rock ‘n’ roll posters, Inside the record store are postinstruments and other collectibles ers from shows by blues legends of the past can be found at CharMuddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and lie’s Jazz-Rhythm & Blues Records others. And the vinyl for sale is in Oklahoma City. [PHOTO BY CHRIS deeply loved by Daniels. LANDSBERGER] Daniels grew up in a family of music-lovers and it is in his blood, he said. He said when he was young, he discovered the history of jazz, blues and R&B in his grandfather’s record store. “I’m mostly taken to the rhythm and blues and jazz,” Daniels said. “But originally what I’ve been born into is the blues, especially since my grandfather was so into it.” There are other vintage posters on the walls from shows by B.B. King, Bessie Smith, Miles Davis and Ray Charles. There are records from artists such as Jelly Roll Morton, John Coltrane and Wilson Pickett. Oscar Patton, 79, a regular at the store, was a civilian worker at Tinker Air Force Base in the 1970s when he met Nicholson. Nicholson served in the Air Force, and when he got out he wanted to open a record store. His first one was in the 2800 block of Lincoln Boulevard, Patton said. Patton said Nicholson moved to the Classen location about 1979. “All he ever wanted to do was have a record store,” Patton said. Daniels was living in Denver when his grandfather died after a battle with cancer. Shortly after the funeral, he realized he wanted to keep the record store open. “My main goal is to let people know what music really is. This is where it all started,” Daniels said.


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Charlie Nicholson is in his store in 1993. [THE OKLAHOMAN ARCHIVES]

Justin Daniels, 18, plays vinyl records Tuesday at the store at 5114 Classen Circle. [PHOTO BY CHRIS LANDSBERGER]




M AY 18: Propaganda, Tower Theatre. 19: John Waters, Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center. (Ada) 19: Masterhand, Net, Opolis. (Norman) 20: Heard on Hurd, Broadway and Hurd. (Edmond) 21: Hop Jam feat. Hanson, John Fullbright, Brady Arts District.

(Tulsa) 23: Meat Puppets, 89th St. Collective. 23: B.J. Barham, Blue Door. 24: New Kids on the Block, Paula Abdul, BOK Center. (Tulsa) 25: Travis Linville, Tower Theatre. 25: Maggie McClure, Oklahoma City Museum of Art. 26: Skating Polly, Opolis. (Norman) 26: Merchandise, B Boys, Cherry Death, 89th St. Collective. 26: Andy Adams album release, Blue Door. 26: Rocklahoma feat. Def Leppard, Soundgarden, The Offspring, Pryor Creek Concert and Festival Grounds. (Pryor) 28: Hosty, The Deli. (Norman) 28: Paul Benjaman, The Colony. (Tulsa) 31: Foster the People, Brady Theater. (Tulsa)

JUNE 1: Tech N9ne, Cain’s Ballroom. (Tulsa) 1: Roger Waters, BOK Center. (Tulsa) 3: Patti LaBelle, WinStar World Casino. (Thackerville) 7: Bush, Brady Theater. (Tulsa) 8: Modest Mouse, Diamond Ballroom. 8: Murs, Tower Theatre. 9: Carter Sampson, Blue Door. 9: Norah Jones, Brady Theater. (Tulsa) 10: Tig Notaro, ACM@UCO Performance Lab. 13: At the Drive In, Criterion. 15: Beau Jennings, Tower Theatre. 15-17: G Fest, Hatbox Field. (Muskogee) 17: Heard on Hurd, Broadway and Hurd. (Edmond) 17: Travis Linville, Blue Door. 19: Iron Maiden, Chesapeake Energy Arena. 20: Collective Soul, Our Lady Peace, Tonic, Zoo Amphitheatre. 22: Chris Stapleton, BOK Center. (Tulsa) 23: The Nixons, Fiawna Forte, Cain’s Ballroom. (Tulsa) 24: Jerry Seinfeld, WinStar World Casino. (Thackerville) 24: Joe Jackson, Brady Theater. (Tulsa) 24: Smash Mouth, Frontier City. 24: James McMurtry, Vanguard. (Tulsa) 29: David Ramirez, Tower Theatre.

J U LY 13: The Mountain Goats, ACM@UCO Performance Lab. 15: Heard on Hurd, Broadway and Hurd. (Edmond) 15: Rick Springfield, Frontier City. 22: Asleep at the Wheel, Dale Watson, Cain’s Ballroom. (Tulsa) 24: AFI, Circa Survive, Diamond Ballroom. 26-29: Gathering of the Juggalos, Lost Lakes Amphitheater.


J U LY 1 7 Don’t expect Paul McCartney to play basketball during his Oklahoma City tour stop. Rather, anticipate plenty of hits when the former Beatle, 74, brings his new “One On One” tour to Chesapeake Energy Arena on July 17. You can find ticket information at www. and at the venue’s website. The Chesapeake Energy Arena shared the following in a news release:

Paul’s “One On One” tour opened April 13, 2016, with his debut concert in Fresno, Calif. The show, which opened with Paul’s first performance of “A Hard Day’s Night” since The Beatles last played it 1965, drew instant and unanimous raves from near (“McCartney’s abundance of natural charm and charisma made this sold-out arena Paul McCartney is returning to Oklahoma City for a summer concert. Along with Cher, the Rolling Stones, The Eagles and show feel and more like Britney Spears, he was one of the first performers at the now a really big piano bar” Chesapeake Energy Arena. [PHOTO PROVIDED BY MJ KIM] — The Fresno Bee) and far (“nearly three hours of music that moved gracefully from the intimate to the explosive ... the emphasis never drifted from the music, ranging from generational anthems to post-Beatles deep cuts” — Rolling Stone). McCartney’s no stranger to Oklahoma City. He performed at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in 2002 back when it was called the Ford Center. It was one of the venue’s first concerts, and McCartney’s upcoming show celebrates the arena’s 15th anniversary. Mayor Mick Cornett also proclaimed July 17 as Paul McCartney Day, so celebrate accordingly. — Nathan Poppe, LOOKatOKC Editor

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M AY 2 5 T O A U G . 3 1 Downtown Oklahoma City and The Bricktown Association with the help of JE Dunn Construction Group, is bringing back the Bricktown Beach at 2 S Mickey Mantle Drive on the Third Base Plaza at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark. The area will include a large sand-filled outdoor park area with umbrellas, lounge chairs, sand volleyball equipment and outdoor games. Additional seating and a small boardwalk through the beach is planned. The Bricktown Beach will be open daily from May 25 through Aug. 31. On May 25, the Big 12 Baseball Tournament will be hosting a tailgating party at the Bricktown Beach. On June 17, Downtown OKC, in partnership with American Institute of Architects Oklahoma, will host the Bricktown Beach Volleyball Tournament. Teams will be able to register in advance for the 16-team single elimination tournament. In addition to the volleyball tournament, Downtown OKC is hosting a free “Movie Night at the Beach” at 9 p.m. July 21 featuring a screening of “Angels in the Outfield.” Concessions will be available in addition to the games and activities that will be at the beach all summer long. The Bricktown Beach is free to enter and is open to the public 24 hours a day.

2 0 1 7 PA S E O A R T S F E S T I VA L | PA S E O A R T S D I S T R I C T

M AY 2 7 T O 2 9 More than 80 visual artists will fill the Historic Paseo Arts District Memorial Day weekend. The district is located between NW 30 and Dewey and NW 28 and Walker. Patrons will find original artwork in a wide variety of media, from painting and photography to wood and jewelry. The festival also hosts dozens of live music performances. A food court will be established at Paseo Drive and NW 29 and will include a variety of food vendors, bringing traditional and not-so-traditional festival treats, both savory and sweet. Admission is free. For more information, go to


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6 T O 1 1 P. M . • J U N E 2 H&8th Night Market returns on June 2 as part of Oklahoma City Pro Am Classic, a community-friendly weekend cycling event in downtown OKC. H&8th will continue in the tradition of providing a family and petfriendly environment for food and entertainment that made it the largest monthly food truck festival in the United States. For more information, go to


JUNE 2 TO 4 Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic is back for its sixth year with three days of bicycle racing. Courses feature the Midtown, Film Row and Automobile Alley downtown districts. The Oklahoma City Pro-Am Classic Criterium includes racing for both the amateur and elite cyclist with 40-, 60- and 100-mile options. The Friday races are 3 to 8 p.m. The Saturday and Sunday races are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Friday night National Calendar race in Midtown rolls through H&8th Night Market, providing about 30,000 spectators a front-row seat to the action. For more information, go to


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Jessica, Marissa and Elle


Camal, Quintin and Dee

Sydney and Donovan

Daeshia, Debra and Bryan

Krystal, Sandino, Tracey and Vanessa

Ieasha and Nerissa

PHOTOS BY ST E V E N M AU P I N , FOR L O O K AT O KC Zyron, Tranae and Desiree


Trevor and Nickolas

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'04 Impala, 146K, cold AC, all pwr, CD, tint, good motor/trans, nice, runs great, $1,400, 405-312-4573

1994 Camaro Z28, 1 owner, 87K original miles, 5.7L, t-tops, auto, good condition, $4500 obo, or may trade, 405-681-9907. 1967 Camaro, no eng/trans, nice body, rolling chassis, $15K obo; 1934 Ford 3 window coupe, fiberglass, 350/350, a/c, $31,500 obo; 580-235-3012.

2002 Impala, like new, fully loaded, auto, all power, current tag, bad motor, $1000, 401-8020.

2014 Ford F150 4X4 super crew, 3.5L eco boost V6, 9860 miles, like new, $37,000 obo, 760-6677. '05 GMC SIERRA 1.5 TON PICKUP LEATHER LOADED 104K WITH CAMPER $10,200. 787-2638

1996 Chevy Suburban 9passenger $3000 cash only 405-208-1607 2014 Ford Escape, 67K hwy miles, $12,500, 359-1790 or 919-0423.

1965 Chevrolet C10 Pickup

CASH FOR CARS $150 + 405-512-7278


Any Make, Model or Condition FREE haul off for unwanted vehicles. 405-255-5962/534-2126.

$ WE PAY CASH $ UP TO $10,000 for Cars Run/Not, Wrecked Free Tow --- 688-7777

Complete Frame Up Restoration, Chromed Out Under Hood New Crate ZZ4 350 V8, 4 BBL Carb, Rebuilt 700R4 OD Automatic Transmission, Floor Shift, Power Steering/Disc Brakes, New Glossy Black Exterior Paint With Diamond Plate Bed, New Custom Red/White Interior, Including Gauges, Dash, Carpets, Headliner and Doors. New AM/FM/CD Stereo and Ice Cold Vintage A/C. 100% Functional Rust/Accident Free Classic Show Truck or Everyday Cruiser. 2K Miles Since Completed, REDUCED TO $29,500 Must See. Pics avail. 405 850-0707 •1963

Falcon 2 dr Ranch Wagon, 5.0, 5 speed, 9 inch; •2007 Pontiac Solstice turbo; •1965 Chevy C-10 p/u, Vortec, auto, pwr; $12,000 ea; 615-7233

2016 Fiat 500 X-Easy 4 door, fwd, 31 mpg, loaded, 12K, non-smoker, mint, $15,490, 405-360-8909.

1990 Bass Tracker 17ft Big V, new $1,500 trailer, exc. cond., $6,000. » » » 405-921-3672

Nissan Marine 5HP outboard long shaft. new in 2009 never used $550 ‘ 405-640-7782

Adjunct Instructor Salesforce CRM

2014 HONDA CIVIC SEDAN - EX 38k miles, one owner, automatic, new tires, loaded, moon roof, back up and lane change camera. $13,299 ‘ 405-237-1201

2014 HD Street Glide, black, 3K mi, $1.5K accessories, exc cond, $16,500, call after 5 405-694-9615 99 H-D FXSTC Soft Tail Custom $4,500 405-831-8741

'16 KZ Connect Spree 32ft6in link bumper pull, list $32,700, paid $28,300, selling $25,500 obo. Selling due to ill health trailer never used. 405-826-6241/405-205-0698

AAA cash car, trk cycle. Run/notfree tow. Some $350+ 850-9696

2003 Hyline Pinecreek 40' TT

2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Chickasha Swap Meet

Cars/Parts, Rain/Shine, 3 full days! May 11th, 12th, 13th, 712 E Choctaw Ave, Chickasha. Vendor info: 405-224-6552. 2003 Ford T Bird 67K miles $12,980, 405-831-8741

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1937 Pontiac, all steel, 455 ci Trans Am engine, turbo 400 auto trans, ps, disc brakes, suicide doors, pw, much more, older build but fun, asking $17,950 obo, 405-691-6053.

PERFECT! $21,000, 405-721-3923.

2004 Camry, beige, good tires, drives good, a/c, pw, pl, stereo, non smoker, $4,750, 706-5967.

porch, 2 slides, 250gal propane, sleeps 4 $12,000 405-282 7521 Hard to find, nice 2005 HiLo, 22ft fiberglass, sleeps 6, $6000, might trade, 430-3379 or 225-6142. 2015 Monte Carlo, 43' 5th wheel, 2 bed, 2 slides, 3 a/c, like new, $28,000, 870-718-4781, Tulsa area

2014 Jayco Jayfli Swift, 19ft, BEST VALUE ON NEW CADILLACS UNITED CADILLAC 800-310-6130

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Office Assistant $11/hr+bonus Will train - drop off resumes in person to Legacy Chiropractic Mon or Wed between 9 - 12pm 13316 S. Western Ave #R


$9000 Call for info 405-794-3869

2012 LANCE 19 FT 4-Season, $16,800. 405-613-6483, 794-0145 employment-opportunities

Certified Teacher - Numeracy Specialist/Coach


Mt. St. Mary Catholic High Schl Seeking certified Biology tchr for 17-18 schl yr, with AP experience preferred. Fax resume & cert. to Talita DeNegri, 405-631-9209 or EOE

Certified Teacher Certified Special Ed, PE, and Elementary Ed Teachers apply. Competitive pay/small class size. Great environment!


Apply at Skyview Nursing Center at 2200 N. Coltrane

Production Position

On the job training available. Apply in person at Mayco Inc. 3501 East Reno OKC, OK 73117.



Now Hiring Climbers/PHC positions. Experienced Only. Top $$ + Hol./Vac Pay. Clean Driver's Lic. & Drug screen req'd. Apply in person only 5803 NW 26th St, Okc OK

On-Call Scheduler-Part time

For private duty home care Experience in staffing or scheduling. Call 405-751-4663 or fax resume to 405-751-4665.


CNAs - All shifts

Benefits available. Apply in person Sommerset Neighborhood 1601 SW 119th St. 405-691-9221

CNAs - All shifts

Benefits available. Apply in person Sommerset Neighborhood 1601 SW 119th St. 405-691-9221

Live-Ins/CHHAs & CNAs

For private duty home care cases. Call 751-4663 or fax resume to 751-4665.

RN - M-F 3-11 RN - Weekends LPN - 11-7 CNAs - Full time

Apply at Skyview Nursing Center at 2200 N. Coltrane

DESK CLERK/NIGHT CLERK/ HOUSEKEEPER Full Time/Part Time for hotel. Please apply in person at 7400 S. May Ave, OKC 73159.

MAINTENANCE HELPER for rental properties. Own tools and truck preferred. Apply in person Tue-Fri at 3317 SW 29th.

BANKING POSITIONS PRIME BANK in Edmond seeks candidates to fill 3 positions. See our website for job descriptions. Submit resumes to Angie Berryman at

Dietary Aide

Apply at Skyview Nursing Center at 2200 N. Coltrane

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No CDL? No Problem!

DISHWASHER needed 3pm-9pm Apply in person at: Ann's Chicken Fry House 4106 NW 39th


Immediate Openings! Repair experience; Good benefits. 627-6072 or 619-7900.

Mid-Con Carriers offers training. Start your new career today. Drivers earn up to $1400/wk. plus bonuses & benefits! Van & flatbed. Call 405-237-1300 or

WELDING INSPECTOR Mtl Bldg Mfg looking for QC Welding Inspector. Must be CWI. UT a plus but not req'd. Co. will pay for training and certification of UT. Competitive wages, ins., 401K, paid holidays, 40hrs wk. Fax resume to 405-577-7756 or email to

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40 ACRES M/L PARCELS RIO GRANDE COUNTY Ten 40 acre± Absolute Auction Two 40 acre± Reserve Auction


Live Off-site Auction with Online bidding

605 Grand Ave, DelNorte, CO Thurs., May 25 - 12 pm MDT 580-237-7174


394± Acres • Hunting • Creek Timber • Crop Land • Income Producing • Grant County Offered in 3 Tracts Nardin, OK area MON., MAY 22ND 10AM 580-237-7174 E of OKC, pay out dn. Many choices mobile home ready. Call for maps TERMS 275-1695

I BUY & SELL HOUSES 160 ac, Reydon, OK, 60 ac cultivated, 2 houses, garage, barn, 2 windmills, great hunting, $275K, 719-489-2153 or 719-250-8827.

Moore Schools » 3 or 4bd, 3Kba 2car, 3404sf. Bank Owned, blt 82, 1 acre, huge shop, pool, 2 cellars, $139,400 Realty Exp 414-8753

2 lots, College Park, near NW 112th & Walker, 970-845-0707.

You Deserve a New Energy Smart Home. Lenders offering Zero Down w/trade-in, any condition. Less than perfect credit programs and zero down with land. $1000 furniture package w/purchase. WAC 405-631-7600


Oil & Gas Investment Property

Section 17 Kingfisher County for sale 8% interest of six million dollar salt water disposal facility. Lo cated in Kingfisher County, Okla. Red Hawk 1-17 SWD can dispose of 12,000 bbls per day of flow back or produced water. Fully manned 24 hrs a day. Meets all OCC regulations. Contact 1-405-203-1748 ask for Dave.




Town Apartment Complex (90 miles from OKC) 14 units of 1 bed efficiencies, $300 per month per unit, 80% occupied, rent can be raised, $195K OBO. CALL GARY QUINNETT AT 405-312-1331

3 bed 2 bath set-up & ready for immediate move-in. Burntwood Mobile Home Park 405-631-7600

GREAT Office Space. Various NW locations, 300-6000sf 946-2516

Country setting Close In ALL UTILITIES 12601 SE 74th 640-3104

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AUCTION Sat, May 20th, 10 AM

2bd, 2ba, 2car, $775/mo, $400dep. 7905 Harvest Moon Rd. 722-2007

From Lindsay, OK, go 1 mile E on Hwy 19 to Hwy 59B, then N 1.3 mi to ECR 1500, then E .75 mi. REAL ESTATE: 310 acres of good Washita bottom land with 2 barns + cattle pens. Approx 290 acres in cultivation. 10% down day of sale. Balance due upon closing.

19 Homes 2-4 beds $750-2195 Express Realty 844-6101

FARM EQUIPMENT: ‚1 JD mod 8770 4WD with 12 ft dozer blade ‚2 Miler series VII 33 ft disc ‚1 Krause 4100 series 37 ft field cultivator ‚1 Unerferth 220 37 ft rolling harrow ‚1 Krause mod 4320 26 ft chisel ‚1 Krause mod 5425 25 ft folding min till drill ‚1 New Holland mod 7460 15 ft disc bine ‚1 H&S B14 HC 14 wheel rake.

3bed 2bath 2car garage 5124 NW 163rd St 1600sf. Deer Creek schls $1495 mo. pets ok 405-826-1662

251 Windsor Way, 3 bed, 1 bath, nice, ch&a, w/d hookup, $625 mo, sec 8 okay, 405-436-4648.

NEED 20,000 BOOKS, CDs, DVDs records, posters, art, comics. Tulsa. Will travel. Can pick up in 24 hrs. Gardner's Used Books.

Largest book store in Okla!!

(918) 409-1096 627-7323 250-7381

2 Part Epoxy Urethane,

Grey; shop, dealerships & factory floors. Has excellent adheision & chemical resistance. Abrasion tough. There are no commercial equivalence that meet the combination of all the properties of this spec. As good outdoors as indoors. $40/gallon kit, 15 or more $35. 405-401-6914 El Reno Sheet Metal 3'x10' $16 ¡ Trim & Screws ¡ Mon-Sat ¡ 390-2077

IDLEMAN AUCTION 405-623-2896

300+/- Gold/Silver Coins plus collectibles VERY, VERY QUIET

Near mall, schools. 2 bed from $675 341-4813

813 EAST DRIVE ‘ 1 BED 900SF washer, dryer, fridge, stove $650/mo + $800 dep spread out over 3mos. 405-974-1250

Furnished/Unfurnished. Bills Paid Unfurn 1 bed $169 wk, $640 mo; Unfurn 2 bed $189 wk, $780 mo; Furn 1 bed $179 wk, $680 mo; Furn 2 bed $199 wk, $820 mo; Deposits: 1 bed $150, 2 bed $200; $25 application fee paid at rental; Wes Chase Apartments, Elk Horn Apartments, Hillcrest (SW OKC), 370-1077.

Pool & Laundry » Extra Nice 2 bed $595; 1bed, new carpet, $535. Casady 751-8088

MAYFAIR great historic loc, sec./quiet 1 & 2 beds 947-5665

Both 3 bed, 2 bath, 2 car garage, $1145 mo, $750 dep, 370-1077.

12516 Abbots Way, 73162 3 bed, 2 ba, 2 car, approx 1400 sf, $950 mo, $900 dep, 370-1077.

2421 NW 112, $1100mo, 1900sf, 3/2/2, fireplace, 2 living 255-2230

2bd 1ba $595mo, $250 security deposit. Stove & fridge. Fenced yard. Very clean. 405-314-4667 Sec 8, 2 bed, 2317 1/2 S Brock, water pd, $700+$600 dp, 685-8240 632 SW 54th St 3bd 1.5ba 2living 1500' carport nice $750, 476-5011

¡‘¡ 405-946-0588 ¡‘¡

11706 Hollyrock Ct, 3/2/2, pool, storage, yr lease, $985, 474-6765.

Putnam Heights Plaza

1 & 2 bed, newly remodeled, ch/a, 1830 NW 39th 524-5907

800 N Meridian

1 & 2 Bedroom 946-9506

1213 SW 60th St, 1 & 2 bdr apts, $375 - $475 mo w/$250 dep, No Sec 8. 632-9849


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2-nice 2 bed 1 ba $550; Dntwn Apt 1 bed $550, 2 bed $600; 749-0603 Financing avail. 30day-5yr warr. $125&up 1233 SE 44th 632-8954

MAYTAG Vertical Freezer

Whirlpool gas dryer, 1 owner, exc, cond, will deliver, $175, 314-0824

Real Estate, Lawn Tractor, Household, Tools & More. View Details at www.

6604 NW 38th, 789-8102. Pistols. Rifles. Shotguns. Buy. Sell. Trade. Roses die, but a gun will protect mom forever.

Sold production. Need to sell surplus equipment as follows: •C46 Continental engine, electronic ignition, $3500; •C66 Continental engine, electronic ignition, $4500; •Detroit 12V71 power unit, $2500; •1999 Ford F450, flatbed, 2 winches, $3500; •Big power sub with 4X6 Gaso pump, 471 Detroit engine, $7500 •2 salt water pumps, $1000-$2000; 918-798-3206

Conceal/Open Carry Class $45 Total ¡ 405-818-7904 German Shorthair Pointer AKC pups 9wks 1st shots. Parents exc hunters $600ea 580-284-8105

Daniel Defense M4 AR15, NIB, $1,500, 405-558-1377

5X8 $800; 5X10 $850; 77"X10 $915; 77"X12 w/ramp $1095; 16 ft tandem $1300; 18X83" C.H. $1895; many sizes & options available; 405-682-2205.

'04 WW 16ft GN STOCK TRAILER, 16x6, good tires & floor, $3600. 405-464-9150

DISPERSAL AUCTION 9AM, MAY 20TH, DEWEY, OK. Bulldozer, backhoe, trucks, trailers, tools, guns and more. For listing & pics visit

WANTED Salvage tractors 2wd or 4wd any size or kind 641-7728

Paying cash for: Diabetic Test Cedar wood panels, 6 feet high, 8 feet long, $46 each, 405-833-5439.

Strips: FreeStyle, OneTouch, & Accuchek, also CPAP/BIPAP Machines Also buying GOLD & SILVER: Jim 405-202-2527

Consignment Equipment Auction, Sat, May 27th, 1 mile S of Norman on I-35. To advertise contact Rosenfelt Auctions at 405-364-9277 or


2 bed, 1 bath, w/appliances included + W&D, storage shed, Edmond Schools, No Pets, 348-6240 or 623-1181.

Oilfield Trucks & Trailers

MWC For Rent/Sale. Nice homes $400/up. RV space $200 306-2576

Entz Auction & Realty 405-663-2200

84 yr old woman w/pets seeks 2 bed house w/yard, 551-267-1489.

Total Gym $65; 6 oak bent chairs $75; small electric chord organ $35; 405-601-6644.

C&J Sporting Goods

2 LIKE NEW PEDIBATHS $1200 ea. 2 MARBLE TOP MANICURE TABLES $300 ea. 405-830-1221

Sunday, May 21st, 1:47PM 1116 W. Hayes, El Reno, OK 73036.

Never been used. $350. 405-826-5513

Washer, Dryer, Freezer, Stove, Frig, $100 ea, can del, 820-8727.

Propane tank end caps for fire pits: 30"-$40, 37"-$60, 41"-$70. Rebuilt Propane tanks: 250 gal-$420, 500 gal-$595. 405-375-4189 or

We buy GUNS Mustang Pawn & Gun. Over 1000 guns! 376-GUNS

Saturday, May 20th, 9:37AM, 415 South Lariat Drive, Mustang, OK 73064.

7 Homes 3-4 beds $950-1395 Express Realty 844-6101

Muntage Apts For Rent Castle Tower Apts For Rent ALL BILLS PAID ¡‘¡ 405-946-0637 ¡‘¡

1000 + prints by Bev Dolittle, C Peterson, Ponca City artists & others, florals, quilts, native Am, westerns, $5-$500, 580-352-4787.

HOME FOR RENT 3bed, 1.5ba, 1 Car Home, 405 810-6758

3/2/2, 1500 sf, like new, $1200 mo, $600 dep, 405-245-9965.


Sat May 20 11am Saddleback Inn 4300 SW 3rd OKC, OK

•8917 NW 80th, 1500 sq ft, •8413 NW 90th, 2000 sq ft,

LA-Z-BOY electric lift chair, good cond, mauve, $300; CPAP machine $400; 405-740-4339.

Tues. May 30 10AM, Canute, OK NO MINIMUMS - NO RESERVES Visit for details

Collectibles Auction 5/21 @ 1:30 Nice furn, Coke Disney and other Collectibles 2403 N Westminster NP no buyers fee . . 405-833-2787

New & Used. Financing available. 1233 SE 44th 405-632-8954 Large tan leather chair, $300; Large rustic TV armoire, $400; 405-772-9880.

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Rat Terriers, Blue Merles, Males, $450ea. Harrah Resident 678-772-3231 or 405-788-5097

Airedale Terrier, AKC Puppies, 8wks, vet check, 2ND s/w, 6M, 4F, $500. Home raised & pre-spoiled. 405-388-7307 AKBASH puppies, registered, 11 weeks old, $750 each, 405-777-6820, Shawnee, OK.

BASSETT PUPS, AKC, all colors, $600. 5M 3F 580-574-3243


4 Himalayan kittens, 1M, 3F, 6 wks, $200 each, 405-915-2189.

Vet ckd, s/w $250ea. Altus. 580-480-5692 or 580-301-0253,

Persian Kitten Female, 9 weeks $800 (405) 589-1000

Blue Heeler puppies, working parents, $125, 405-892-7512.

stout 16 month old, papered, fertility tested, vaccinated, good heifer bull, $1750, 405-262-6121.

Rottweiler Puppies Champion German bloodlines. 10 weeks old, Shots, wormed, health guarenteed $800 903-456-6901

Yorkie, ACA, 1 year old female, 5 pounds, $500, 405-250-4626.

GOLDENDOODLE Sweet black 3 Mo male, S/W. $350 Call/Text 405-760-3362

Rottweilers, AKC puppies,

YORKIES, ACA, 8 weeks, s/w, 2M, 2F, $500-$600, 580-465-1571.

Chihuahua, TEACUPS, 8 wks, 1st shot, tiny $250 cash 405-585-7117

Golden Doodles 6wks F1B s/w $600-$800 405-361-5317

Rottweilers, 2F, 13 months old, s/w/t/dc, $350 ea, 405-482-3606.

Yorkies, toy, registered, s/w, guaranteed, microchipped, M $500, F $600, 405-404-7069.

Chihuahuas, ACA, 2M, blue merle, s/w, $550, 405-627-0419.

Golden Retriever pups AKC M&F Av. June $800cash 580-585-1286

Rottweiler AKC pups true Germ bred $700-$1200 405-227-4729

2F, Red & White $900 Tammy, 405-240-4318.

Boxer Male AKC five month old male Boxer wht/brn, vacs, potty/crate trained. Photos available. $300 (405) 317-6795 (405) 317-5178

Collie Puppies, AKC,

born 3/27, sable & white or tris, M&F, POP, call for pics, Sand Springs, $350, 918-232-0516.

GOLDENDOODLE F1B m/f choc/blk/cream super sweet and smart. call or text for pics. $800. 405-2261414

3M, 1F, short stocky build, $500 ea, 405-207-1453.

Golden Retriever Puppies AKC reg. 1m,1f. S&W 600m,700f 405-623-9273 or 405-650-5730

Great Dane Puppies AKC

Large round netted fertilized coastal hay. Waco, TX area. $45 per bale. 254-715-0359.

9 wks s/w $600 ea. 405-318-9441

Schnauzer, Mini, AKC, s/w/ chipped, $500-$600, 405-434-0534 Lab Puppies AKC Reg. Chocolate 9 wks old, 1F, 6M, utd shots, de worming, dew claws. Text for pics $350.00 405-795-7700

English Mastiff Puppies, AKC

Reg., 10 wks, apricot, s/w, $600, 606-9748 or 818-3560. English Shepherd puppies, M&F, tri-color, loyal & loving, $150 each 580-382-1733, Ponca City.

Reg. Black Angus LBW bulls, 15-22 mos, vet chk, freeze branded, northern genetics, $2,500 $4,000, free del, 405-247-2168.

Soft Coated Wheaten Puppies, AKC reg., 4F, 3M, born 3/20, $600-$800, 580-258-0911.

2 females, family raised, vet checked, $995 ea, 918-398-3715

2F, chocolate, $1800-$2000, Tammy, 405-240-4318.

6 wks, $300. 405-627-9989

22 cows, 2 new babies $1,350ea., 3yr old nice black bull $2,000. » » » 405-273-1286 » » »



Siamese 2 F; 1 M Russian Blue.

(15) 2 year old BRANGUS BULLS ready to go to work, $1200 each, Vincent Markes, Bison, OK, 580-478-6729 or 580-758-3650.


Dobermans, European imports, puppies ready 5/25, M&F, black or red, $1200-$1500, 501-749-1034,


Black Limousin Bull,

Boston Terriers, AKC, s/w/ chipped, $300-$600, 405-434-0534

French Bulldog Puppies 3 F, AKC, home raised, micro chip, health guar, utd shots, Call for pics Edmond- $2400 405 620 2917

Great Pyrenees 6wks 160lbs+ Pure white coyote getters quality $300ea 2/$500 ‘ 918-716-4191

Great Pyrenees, 2F, 12 weeks, s/w, $350, 405-612-9856.

HAVANESE AKC PUPS Home raised, $500-$600. 405-408-6645 HYBRID WOLF CUBS, 1M, 4F, 94% Timber Wolf, 6% Malemute, DOB 2/28/17, POP, 2nd shots, wormed, $300 cash, call Barbara in Stillwater, 405-624-3859.

Boston Terrier AKC 7 wks, 1 M, shots, dew claws removed, dewormed, health guarantee red & wh $600. 405-694-3838


Schnauzers, registered, toy & mini, M&F, some with blue eyes, raised in our home, (FB--Rhinestone Schnauzers) $1000-$2000, Lorie 580-210-9127.

Roller Pigeons, $5 each, 405-210-0264.

Schnauzers, AKC: 3 teacup: 2M, 1F, $2000; 6 toy: 2M, 4F; $800$900; all with s/w, vet checked, chipped, crate & bed; 405-318-4433 or 405-919-4598.

Chocolate & yellow pups, 7 wks, M & F, ready to go, $650. 405-464-9150

Schnauzers, ACA tiny toy, 2M, 1F ears done, $950, 405-627-0419.

Lab Chocolate Puppies 1M 7F AKC Registered. Ready for new homes. $600. Call or Text 405-802-4199

Scottish Terrier AKC 1M $600, vet chk, 2nd shots. 580-371-8019

MALTESE, ACA, Beautiful snow

Shih Tzus, 2 apri pups, (1) 8 wks, (1) 8 mos, vet checked, $800 each, 405-201-3233.

GERMAN SHEPHERD AAA AKC Purebred pups + FREE food, leash, collar, training papers. Police dog parents. EXC guardians with Kids. Black/Silver/Tan, $600 972-333-4394, can deliver.

GERMAN SHEPHERD AKC PUPS 2 white F, 5 blk & tan/silver F, POP, vet ckd, s/w, $600 ea, 405-313-1879, can send pics.

German Shepherd, AKC, 1M 6F, s/w, 8 wks, health guaranteed, POP, $350 ea. 405-885-6467

white puppies, 8 wks, 1 M $500, 1 F $600, s/w, 580-564-1560.

Shih Tzus, 8 weeks, 2 males, ACA reg, s/w, $500, 580-465-1107.

GERMAN SHEPHERD AKC PUPS solid wht s/w $400. 405-881-9844

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German Shorthair Pointer AKC pups 9wks 1st shots. Parents exc hunters $600ea 580-284-8105


Giant Schnauzer mix pups, 2M, s/w, $100, 405-387-3700.

Morkies, 8 wks, s/w, adorable $400ea, 405-361-5317

shots, wormed, $400, 405-641-2662.

Shorkie (Shih Tzu/Yorkie) ITTY BITTY! $495, Visa/MC, 826-4557.



Appliance & A/C Service, 27 years exper, $40 service call, 371-3049. Appliance & A/C Service, 27 years exper, $40 service call, 371-3049.

Jim's Painting/Remodeling, int/ ext, res/com'l, insured, 314-0755.

Brick & stone work. Small concrete jobs. (405) 821-1076

Painting Solutions & Remodeling. Quality & exp. Free est. 686-8311. A Carpenter & Handyman you can afford. 30yrs exp. 405-620-2623

Carports & Patio Covers, Any Size & Any Color. 799-4026/694-6109

Fitzpatrick Painting, 34 yrs exp, free est, lic, ins, 405-446-9882.

David & Goliath Painting, interior & exterior, 33 yrs exp, 537-2657.

Drives, Patios, All Types,

Lic./Bond./Ins. Free Est. 769-3094

Bill's Painting & Home Repairs

Quality Work! Free Est. 306-3087.

The Departent of Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs,

Anadarko Agency will be holding an Oil and Gas Lease Sale at 9:00 a.m. on June 7 & 8, 2017 at the Anadarko Agency, Anadarko, Oklahoma in the Mildred Cleghorn conference room. The Sale will include Indian lands in Caddo, Canadian, Comanche, Cotton, Grady, Jefferson, Kiowa Stephens, Tillman, and Washita Counties in Oklahoma. To obtain the complete text of the sale notice or for further information, please contact the Oil & Gas section at 405/247-6677. For a complete listing of available properties for Oil and Gas leasing purposes, please visit: RegionalOffices/SouthernPlains /index.htm 30 mineral acres, Sec 23 4N-1E, Garvin Co, HBP@1/8 by pulling, $500 acre obo, 580-450-9055. 40 acres oil & gas minerals, NW Blaine County, OK, 580-886-4007.

SHEPHERD CONCRETE, Free Est, Licensed, Bonded, Ins, 520-4426.


& Heat & Air, OKC, 341-8488.

BUDDY'S PLUMBING, INC. 405-528-7733

QUALITY FENCE COMPANY FREE ESTIMATES on new & repair, 405-317-0474.


370-3572, quality work, repair/ replace, fully ins, OK reg #3118.

on new & repair, 405-317-0474.

Triple H Fencing, new & repairs, free est, ins, 200-5981/537-4790.

ROOFING & REPAIRS, Free Est. lic 80000120, 722-2226/640-1144

BLENDED FENCES - Free Est. Sr. & Vet. Disc. 405-618-9611

Custom Gutters Inc., New/Repair, warrnty, BBB top rated, 528-4722.

»GENE’S TREE SERVICE» Insured-Free Est. 682-2100.

Home Repair & Remodel. Roofing. Siding. Free Estimate. 410-2495.

L&R Tree Service, Low Prices,

Ins, Free Est, Firewood, 946-3369.



Pro Tree Service - 1/2 off Seniors Free stump removal. 314-1313.

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