Boyd Street Magazine February 2022

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Local Guide to Improve Your

Normanite in the Spotlight

Health & Wellness

Richie Splitt

United Way of Norman

The Launch

February 2022 • Issue 2 • Volume 21

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The Launch

United Way of Norman continues to bring the community together through innovation

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BY: RAE LYNN PAYTON

“The mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the care and power of the community.”

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nited Way of Norman’s mission is present in their everyday work, as well as in their upcoming social innovative event titled, The Launch. The annual program returning for its third year was designed to offer a $10,000 innovation grant to an organization to aid them in changing the lives of individuals in ways that haven’t previously been done. This year’s Launch takes place on Feb. 10, 2022. “The Launch was created for us to identify something new, a need or a gap, that is needed in our community that is not being met by an existing non-profit and that can impact and change lives in a positive way,” shares Daren Wilson, United Way of Norman’s president and CEO. United Way of Norman works with 27 various nonprofits that provide 39 programs in the Norman area. Any of the organizations can apply for this grant by mid-January, with a chance to be selected as one of the top four candidates by the selection committee. The finalists then move on to The Launch competition in February. By partnering with the OU Innovation Hub, all four finalists receive unique training from OU’s team to teach them how to give an effective 10-minute presentation with the tools that they need to be best prepared when presenting in front of the panel of judges at competition. The celebrity panel of judges will be made up of community and local volunteers. Finalists will present in a

“Shark Tank” style environment. The winner will be chosen that evening and will walk away with a $10,000 grant for their cause. “The idea is to tell us an idea you have, how it will impact the community in a positive way, and is one that is not currently being done,” shares Wilson. It must also be uniquely innovative and must fall under one of the organization’s pillars: health, education or financial stability. The event was open to the public during its first year, however last year’s event had restrictions due to Covid. For this year’s event, a decision regarding access to the public will be made closer to the date. Eventually, the goal is to continue to involve the community in big ways and make it a large public event in the future. “The United Way of Norman acts as the hub or nucleus of the non-profit sector in our community,” explained Wilson. “The mission is to improve lives by mobilizing the care and power of the community. We do that by raising money within the community and investing those dollars into different programs in our community that help the most vulnerable.” To learn more about The Launch, the United Way of Norman, and how you can help, visit unitedwaynorman.org. – BSM

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PUD Week is an annual tradition at Norman North High School, one of fun, service and philanthropy. Students plan and take part in a variety of activities, with the goal to raise money for local families and non-profit organizations in the Norman community and beyond. Students were excited to see the annual effort return to in-person events and activities, this year. “Coming off a COVID year and still being in the pandemic, we set our goals high,” shared Branby Liu, Norman North senior and a 2022 SPUD Week co-chair. “If there was any year to break a record, this was the year to do it because we wanted to really impact the needs in our community.” This year, the effort raised a record-breaking $256,114.67, but Liu and her fellow co-chairs were also excited to see increased student participation. “We are in awe to see how many people really care about SPUD,” Liu shared. Co-chair senior Avery Eschelman shared that they wanted to engage more students and create an inclusive effort across the entire student body. “COVID forced us to come up with new ideas and be creative and I think that was part of why we were so successful,” Eschelman said. Co-chair senior Olivia Brackin said Norman North 2021_BoydStAd_JC.pdf 1 1/5/22 12:36 PM students accumulated 2,274 volunteer hours serving

in the Norman community, in addition to the money raised. This year’s fundraising effort will benefit Bridges of Norman, Citizens Caring for Children’s resource center, Oklahoma Children’s Hospital and the Andersen family. Felix Andersen, now 4-yrs-old, was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma cancer when he was 3 years old. A portion of SPUD Week funds will help pay for transportation needs, treatments and other expenses for the family. “What makes SPUD so unique is that we get to pick a family to help,” shared Liu. “Money will also be given to Mrs. Walker’s family to help with funeral expenses.” Melissa Walker taught math at Norman North for 17 years. She passed in November. SPUD Week, which stands for students performing unselfish deeds, started in 2001. In total, the effort has raised more than $2.5 million. – BS

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NORMANITE IN THE SPOTLIGHT R i c hie Sp l itt

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BY: CHELSEY KRAF T

“We are trying to create a healthy community that allows us to continue to prosper overall.”

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ven before Richie Splitt began working for the Norman Regional Health System, he knew it and its people were special. Although Splitt, who is going into his sixth year as president and chief executive officer for Norman Regional, lived in southwest Oklahoma City when he was hired, his family had multiple ties to Norman. Thus, he already had a connection to the community and an interest in the development of the health system, and “great admiration” for the work being done. When he arrived on the job, Splitt said he was grateful to discover it was the organization he thought he knew from the outside. The people are what makes Norman Regional remarkable, Splitt said, and that was especially on display during his second week on the job. Splitt started as the Norman Regional Health System’s chief administrative officer for the HealthPlex and Moore Medical Center on May 13, 2013. A week later, a tornado destroyed the Moore Medical Center. “It was the people who really made this place special. I saw that in the first week, and then the tornado hit. The character of those same people is what stood out to me, and I believe to the community, to the state, to the nation,” Splitt reflected. “Man, did our people shine. They stood in the gap between that hurt and the healing and really demonstrated they are here for one purpose, and that’s to care for our patients and to care for the community.” Splitt is a lifelong Oklahoman, attending Moore Public Schools, the University of Oklahoma for both his undergraduate degree and a master’s degree and Oklahoma City University for his Master of Business Administration. He and his wife, Jill, were junior high sweethearts and have two daughters - Sicily, who is married to Kent Holmstrom, and Madison - and a 13-year-old son named Bradyon. Splitt is a Leadership Norman graduate and is currently the 2022 chairman of the board for the Norman Chamber of Commerce. Splitt said Norman Regional is driven by its strategic plan, Inspire Health, to provide the best care for patients and being connected to the community is a top priority. The system partners with many other local organizations to enhance services. There’s the school nursing program in Norman Public Schools, which places nurses in the schools to directly serve students and their families. Another school program is the telehealth platform, through which students in not only Norman but also Moore, Noble and soon Washington can connect with pediatricians in a virtual space. boydstreet.com

Other community outreach efforts include the No Hunger Holidays Campaign where Norman Regional partners with Feed the Children to provide food, personal hygiene products and toys to 400 families within Norman, Moore and Noble Public Schools. The system also partners with United Way, conducting a Pacesetter campaign each year where employees give back to the community through donations, and operates a Food Pharmacy for its patients, just to name some of its efforts. “This giving back connects with me personally because we can make a difference one patient at a time, one person at a time,” Splitt said. “That’s what our healers do. They connect in the hospitals and they connect in our communities in a much broader way.” A recent partnership for NRHS is with The Well, Norman’s new wellness hub. The space houses Norman Regional’s Health@TheWell clinic, which offers chiropractic care and functional and integrative medicine services. The clinic provides direct patient care, and Splitt explained the space can also be used for educational purposes and fitness classes. An upcoming project that highlights the partnership between Norman Regional and the City of Norman is the Senior Wellness Center, a Norman Forward project that will be located on the site of NRHS’s future Porter Health Village. Additionally, Norman Regional is involved with the Young Family Athletic Center, another Norman Forward project. The multisport facility will house basketball and volleyball quarters as well as an aquatics area. Splitt said Norman Regional aims to elevate the facility even further by operating a sports and human performance center that will have physicians and trainers who can support athletes at all levels of training. “Anytime there’s health or wellness being discussed in our community, Norman Regional wants to be part of that conversation and part of the solution-finding to make those things happen,” Splitt explained. The system has served Oklahoma since 1946, and Splitt said he’d like for the community to know it is built to last. NRHS has enjoyed success throughout the years, which has been accomplished through innovation and also the people who are part of the organization. “We are trying to create a healthy community that allows us to continue to prosper overall,” Splitt shared. “We’re grateful and humbled to do what we do, and we want to do it to the best of our ability.”– BSM BOYD STREET MAGAZINE | 29



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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU – a Normanite’s guide to better well-being in 2022 We are a month into a new year and many of our readers likely made resolutions focused on their health. We are here to help! In the following pages, you will find practical tips, expert advice and local resources to help you invest in yourself, simple ways to give your new you a boost and resources to help you stick to your health goals.

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CARLSTONE The Carlstone design keeps a healthy lifestyle at the forefront of this independent living community. The Carlstone is a 55+ independent living community that emphasizes comfort and convenience. They have created many opportunities to maintain an active lifestyle. Just a few of these amenities include a full-service dining center with healthy options, a fitness center, a dog park and community garden. The full-service dining center with an extensive menu is available all day. Food is an integral part of our health, and it’s essential to keep healthy eating habits as we age. Not only is there a full menu, but also a healthy and balanced special each day. Dining options promote diversity in residents’ diets while still providing various options to fit any palette. The fitness center offers various equipment and classes to fit any activity level. In addition to getting an indoor workout, The Carlstone has multiple outdoor spaces, including a garden and dog park, and outdoor group activity is encouraged through different events. No matter what you do to stay healthy, The Carlstone has got you covered. 38 | February 2022

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5 HEALTHY EATING TIPS FROM A REGISTERED DIETITIAN AS H L EY C A RREO N , M S , RD N , L D D IETITIAN CO O RD I N ATO R AT N ORMAN REG IONAL’S JOURNEY CL INIC

• DO NOT SKIP MEALS - Meal skipping leads to blood sugar instability that can cause fatigue and increased hunger, and usually results in lower diet quality, missing essential nutrients. • HAVE A BALANCED PLATE - To obtain all the essential nutrients for our body to function at its best, aim to eat a balanced plate containing all five food groups. Half veggies and fruit, a quarter lean protein, a quarter whole grains and finish with a serving of low-fat dairy or dairy alternative. • LIMIT REFINED GRAINS AND SIMPLE SUGARS - These foods turn to sugar very quickly in your bloodstream, leading to an energy spike, followed by an energy crash and more cravings. • STAY WELL-HYDRATED - Our bodies are about 60% water, so for all of the body’s metabolic processes to function optimally, we must hydrate adequately. • AVOID IMPULSIVE EATING - Take a few minutes to plan your meals for the day, or even better, plan a week’s worth of meals.

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BLOOM MEDICAL AESTHETICS Staffed by experienced medical professionals and licensed aestheticians, Bloom Medical Aesthetics offers an extensive lineup of rejuvenating treatments including lasers, radiofrequency, microneedling, physician-grade skincare and more! Bloom is locally owned and operated and uses the latest technology to help Normanites confidently address their skincare needs. They also have a full line of skincare products including masks, scrubs and serums. With a variety of price points and even memberships available, give yourself permission to make self-care a priority.

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Oklahoma Hearing Center’s team of expert audiologists, along with the medical doctors at Oklahoma Otolaryngology Associates, provides each patient with unmatched hearing healthcare. Backed by cutting-edge technology and over 35 years of experience, their team understands that each person’s hearing loss is unique. Before recommending treatment solutions, they spend time listening to the patient, learning about what’s important in their life and then selecting the technology that will meet their needs best.

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ORTHO CENTRAL - TURNING SETBACKS INTO COMEBACKS When Erin Barnhart’s hip started locking up during tennis matches, she initially just ignored it. But after a decade of living with the pain, she knew something was very wrong when she could barely walk off the court. “I knew it was bad,” Erin remembered. “I went for an assessment and the x-ray showed that my right hip was bone on bone. I tried pain medication, physical therapy, cortisone shots but the end result was the same - pain and lack of movement.”

“I was walking without a walker or cane after 2 weeks and returned to work,” Erin shared. “For me, it was a quality-of-life decision.” If joint pain keeps you from doing the things you love, call 405.360.6764 to schedule an appointment with the experienced orthopedic and sports medicine team at Ortho Central.

That was when she knew something more needed to be done. “I visited several orthopedic surgeons, but when I met Dr. Jeremiah Maupin and learned about a new robotic surgical option, I was hopeful,” Erin said. “I was excited that Norman Regional and Ortho Central provided this service close to home.” Erin arrived at Norman Regional’s Healthplex at 6:30 a.m. on the day of surgery and was back in her own bed by 5 p.m. that same day. Now, she is a few weeks post-surgery and with each day she said she had improved flexibility and motion. 42 | February 2022

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NEW YEAR NEW GOALS

OLIV IA BE A L N E XGE N TRA I N E R A N D N U T RI T I ON ADVIS OR

• DRINK MORE WATER - A good goal would be half of your body weight in ounces. To make it easier, use a water bottle with a straw, flavor your water with lemon, lime, strawberries or other fruit. • MOVE MORE THROUGHOUT THE DAY - Even if you only have 5 or 10 minutes, go on a walk, do 20 jumping jacks, take the stairs instead of the elevator… small things add up! • MAKE SLEEP A PRIORITY - Getting plenty of sleep helps reduce stress, improve our immune system, and decrease inflammation. • DON’T DENY, ADD MORE - When a new year starts, we often say things like “I’m cutting out junk food, or stopping blank.” By adding in more things like fruits, vegetables, exercise, it will naturally take the place of other bad habits. • STRETCH - Being more flexible has health benefits such as decreasing the risk for injuries, improving posture and decreasing muscle soreness. • PLAN AHEAD - Planning out your day or week ahead of time holds you more accountable. You can start by planning things like meals, grocery lists, exercise, reading breaks, etc.

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anner Groves has heard all your jokes. Sure, the Sooner has a distinctive look, more Paul Bunyan than college basketball star. But the shaggy, 6’10”, 235-pound, bearded big man has provided a spark in his first season with the Sooners. He has elevated the Sooners in the inaugural year of the Porter Moser era from a rebuild project to a championship contender. As the Sooners continue to make a push towards the NCAA tournament, the senior transfer has become a leading factor in the Sooners’ success. Last year at Eastern Washington, Groves was The Big Sky Player of the Year and, along with his brother Jacob, helped lead the Eagles to the NCAA tournament and a near upset of Kansas. But Tanner had his eye on something more for his final year of college basketball and entered the transfer portal. After transferring from Eastern Washington to Oklahoma, Tanner has been a leader for the Sooners. He is currently leading all Sooners in scoring and has provided a veteran voice. His energy on the court has been contagious, a steadying force for an upstart Sooner team. Well before making his impact at Oklahoma, Tanner was turning heads with his play at Eastern Washington, especially on social media. The Groves brothers became the darlings in the NCAA tournament in 2021. Tanner displayed his infectious personality with his contagious smile all while scoring 35 points on 11-of-18 shooting in a first-round game against Kansas. Jacob scored 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting. “It’s kind of funny,” Tanner said. “I think it was when Kansas took the lead, they were up like 10, near the end of the game. They were shooting free throws. One of the (KU) guys that was next to me, he was like, ‘Dude, you gotta slow down. You’re keeping your team in it.’ “I was like, ‘What are you talking about? How many points do I have because I have no idea?’ He was like, ‘You got like 30.’ I didn’t know. That was crazy.” The Groves brothers were blowing up in more places than just on the court. They blew up social media. And had a high time with everything they saw. “The Kansas game was the best,” Tanner said. “It was both of us. There was just a bunch of funny stuff, talking about Jake as Napoleon Dynamite and a lot of people were saying I was Abraham Lincoln and Will Farrell in ‘Semi-Pro.’ “Jake Groves as Napoleon Dynamite is a classic. That one has to stick.” Tanner said his favorite social-media post was a tweet about his brother and Eastern Washington teammate Tyler Robertson. “These guys are going to kill it at LA Fitness in the men’s league,” the tweet said.

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Jacob, a 6’7” sophomore, averaged 9.3 points and 4.2 rebounds in 2020-21. As was the case with his brother, he saved his biggest performance for the biggest stage as he scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds against KU. Just six days after the attention-grabbing performance against Kansas, the Groves brothers entered the NCAA transfer portal. Meanwhile, in Norman, Moser and his staff had just gotten off and running when Tanner entered his name into the transfer portal.

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Oklahoma was immediately interested but the way in which Oklahoma reached out and made first contact with might not have ever landed them in Norman save for a Twitter direct message. “After I entered the (transfer) portal, I think it was maybe like a few weeks into being in the portal, and I was just looking through my Twitter messages,” Tanner said. “I saw that Coach Emmanual Dildy from Oklahoma had messaged me.” It didn’t take long for Tanner to link up with Moser himself. “I messaged back and within an hour I was on a long FaceTime call with Coach (Moser), and we just started building that relationship,” Tanner said. “And I think within about a week or so, I committed to Oklahoma. And it’s been going from there. “It was definitely really hard to make a decision solely based off of a couple of phone calls. I’m a fifth-year senior and for me, I don’t really care (about) location or whatever. I’m just looking for the best fit, wherever I can go and play basketball and flourish within my game and be a part of a good system and winning system…. Oklahoma just turned out to be the best fit.” Tanner and his brother Jacob brought a winning tradition to Oklahoma. While at Eastern Washington, Tanner was a major part of a team that made its first trip to the NCAA tournament in over 6 years and won a regular-season and post-season title in back-to-back seasons. But Tanner isn’t the only transfer making an impact on the Sooners this season. Jordan Goldwire transferred in from Duke and has been the starting point guard for the Sooners while Tulsa product Ethan Chargois moved in from SMU to provide depth off the bench. “It is pretty cool with us coming from winning backgrounds … understanding the winning culture and what it takes,” Tanner said. “When you bring in guys that know what it means to win and what it’s like to win on top of having a coach like Coach Moser, when you get a group of guys like that together that is a good base, you’re creating a culture. That was one of the most important things for me, that foundation of all of us together has helped to create a winning culture.” Sometimes it can be tough to mesh so many different personalities in a short amount of time, but behind the leadership of Moser and the man that has been dubbed “The Lumberjack,” it has been a relatively seamless transition for Sooner basketball. “It’s always hard to get a bunch of new guys together to get them all on the same page,” Tanner said. “We had been going at it 5 months leading into the season, but we made big strides and progress. We have a lot of potential to be great and the coaches have done an excellent job of getting us to mesh and connect.”

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For a first-year head coach, having a leader like Tanner has helped to build a foundation for this year’s squad. It also helps that he loves hoops. “Tanner’s a perfectionist. He really wants to get it right,” Moser said. “I saw him early on just overthinking a lot of things because he wanted to get it right. When you overthink things, you tend to be a little late recognizing. “What I’ve seen the last three weeks is his comfortability set in on what we want and what he’s to do. You’re seeing his communication level has been (good), his defense has gotten much better because he just knows and he’s more comfortable.” Tanner Groves’ passion and energy are undeniable. The talented big man he has helped set a standard in year one of the Porter Moser era, and that standard has no limits as the Sooners prepare for the home stretch of the season and March Madness.-BSM


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adi Williams is having fun. The smile on her face is contagious. Her energy has driven Oklahoma throughout her entire career, and she is the kind of teammate every player wants, regardless of sport. Through her hard work and commitment to the team, Williams has become one of the most electric basketball players in OU history. “She’s a dog… It’s hard to describe getting to play with somebody like that,” Teammate Taylor Robertson said of the Williams. “We’re a different team with her. She makes everything go. She makes us all better.” Fun… it’s the word that keeps coming up when talking about not just Williams but this Sooner basketball team. This team is fun. Oklahoma’s high-powered offensive attack has consistently been one of the best in the country and is on pace to be the best in program history. Against the Kansas Jayhawks in January, Williams continued to surpass major career benchmarks. Williams crossed the 1,500-point mark for her career joining teammate Taylor Robertson who crossed the threshold earlier this season. Williams and Robertson make Oklahoma one of six Division I schools with a pair of 1,500-point scorers, joining Baylor, NC State, Ohio, Rutgers, Texas A&M and Texas Tech. “Should I give a speech real quick?” Williams joked in the postgame. “I want to thank my mom, god and my teammates for finding me and trusting me to go get a bucket. It’s been great.” Williams became the 13th player in school history to register 1,500 or more points in her career, joining the likes of Courtney Paris, Stacey Dales, Courtney Robinson and her teammate Taylor Robertson. “It meant a lot that I could put something down in the books. I’m sure it meant the same to TRob,” Williams said. “It is just great to be able to come out here and set records. Not a lot of people get to do that, to be put down in the books.” Williams leading the Sooners is nothing new. Since arriving on campus as a 5-star recruit from Ft. Worth, Texas, Williams has consistently shown up on all-conference lists garnering pre- and post-season honors. This year Williams was added to the watch list for the Cheryl Miller Award, given to the nation’s best small forward each season. The senior was a unanimous All-Big 12 First Team selection as a junior and was honored as a unanimous preseason conference selection to open the 2021-22 season. Williams was then named to the Naismith Trophy watch list, awarded annually to the nation’s top collegiate women’s player. Before her senior season even tipped off, Williams had to deal with something she had never dealt with before… a coaching change. Legendary Sooner Coach Sherri Coale retired, and Jennie Baranczyk took over after an incredible run at Drake. “Spring was a confusing time for us,” Williams reflected. “We had never experienced a coaching change and I had not either. That was something new for me. I’m always open for new ideas, new faces, new energy, and it is great that Jenny came in with that. “She’s been great. I didn’t have any expectations for her coming in and she’s been fantastic for me and the girls.” The numbers have been incredible in the Coach Baranczyk system. Williams has averaged 18.4 points in 2021-22 and a team-high 8.4 re-

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bounds. Since the season ending injury to fellow senior Ana Llanusa, Williams is averaging a career 22.4 points and 8.8 rebounds. But for Baranczyk, it’s the leadership of her senior that really stands out. “Madi has been the heart and soul of this team,” Baranczyk said. “From a leadership standpoint, she presses a little bit because she’s trying to carry everyone. Then she has these moments in games where she lets it come to her and there is nothing that is going to stop her. It doesn’t matter if it’s a pass, a rebound or a basket, nothing is too big, nothing is too small.” For Williams, leadership and energy are nothing more than a magnification of her love for basketball. “I wouldn’t say I have a loud personality within my family and at home,” Williams said. “I like to play basketball with this dog mentality, with this dominating mentality. When you express that it can sometimes intimidate the opponent a little bit. I do it to give energy and confidence to my teammates.” In a season of personal milestones, Williams and the Sooners accomplished something in Big 12 play that no one on the current roster had experienced. Oklahoma beat Baylor for the first time in over 7 years. Baylor has been the perennial power in the Big 12 and has won the conference 9 of the last ten seasons. The Sooners 83-77 come from behind win over 14th ranked Baylor also represented the first win over a top-15 opponent since 2017. “It was a great win for us. It was a great confidence boost, but not that we needed it. We’ve got a ton of confidence,” Williams said. “The win against Baylor showed us what we were made of, and we could hang with the big dogs.” While the home win over Baylor is a signature victory for the Sooners this season, it was not a mission accomplished moment. OU is chasing its first postseason appearance since 2018. The Sooners have also put on a master class in overcoming adversity. Early deficits in games, a season-ending injury to senior star Ana Llanusa, COVID issues and adjusting to a new coaching staff, the Sooners have continued to forge ahead to win games in the face of consistent challenges. Williams has a simple method to consistently overcome the challenges: be herself. “I think personally, that comes from the person I am,” Williams said. “I’m not the type of person who takes things super seriously. That helps with being able to move through adversity. That attitude has radiated onto my teammates.” The fun continues for OU women’s basketball as the Sooners march towards the post-season. And beyond what she has done on the court, the leadership and entertainment that Williams has provided, she has helped 60 | February 2022

make the Sooners a legit contender as the post-season approaches. “The chemistry that we have on and off the court is fantastic,” Williams said. “Even when we aren’t playing our best basketball, we have confidence in each other. It’s been great to highlight the talent we have and the work we put in over the preseason. To come out and prove people wrong and show ourselves what we’re made of.” In a word, Madi Williams is special. And this season, Williams has been better than ever to help launch a new era in OU women’s basketball. “It’s meant a lot to be able to be here through thick and thin,” Williams said. “To fight with these girls and to learn the things that we’ve learned. It’s great to be a Sooner.”-BSM



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After starting in Cleveland County as a patrol deputy, Williams was quickly promoted through the ranks under three different sheriffs in three years. Williams now serves as undersheriff for Sheriff Chris Amason.

In 2018, after being approached by several Cleveland County personnel, Williams decided to meet with then sheriff,Todd Gibson to find out more.

“Since working with Williams, I have gained a better understanding of why he rose so quickly,” Amason said, “He is one of the hardest workers and the most dependable person I know. His training record and work experience are impeccable, and his natural ability to lead is unmatched.”

ndersheriff Marcus Williams, an Edmond native, began his law enforcement career over 13 years ago with the Langston City Police Department. After working his way up through a few smaller agencies, Williams began working for the Logan County Sheriff’s Office where he served for seven years and planned to remain until retirement.

“I was very impressed with everything Gibson had to say and knew this was the place I needed to be,” Williams said. “Everything about Cleveland County was forward thinking.” “Most importantly, they understand the value of quality training and make it a priority for all employees.” Williams started with the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office in September that same year. When speaking with Williams you can see the passion he has for the job but says that law enforcement was not something he always wanted to do. “I always had a healthy respect for law enforcement growing up, but it was not something that was on my radar as far as a career goes. In high school, I thought I wanted to be an automotive technician.” That all changed when his mother, Marilyn, lost her battle with breast cancer when Williams was only 18 years old. “I wanted to honor her legacy,” he shared. “She taught me to always make the best of every situation and work hard no matter the circumstance. I began to feel this inward pull to protect and help people, so I began working security jobs and just kept building my knowledge and experience to get to where I am today.”

Williams says his wife, Courtnee, is responsible for his drive and determination. “She always pushes me to do more and not settle. Every time I try to get comfortable in a situation, she always gives me a swift push to keep going, achieve more. I love and admire her for that. She keeps me in check.” Sheriff Amason announced the promotion of Williams to undersheriff in October 2021. Williams has taken this new role in stride. Since his promotion, Williams has helped recruit several individuals for leadership roles and he has also been instrumental in updating old systems to streamline many aspects of the sheriff’s office that were due for an upgrade. “We have so many new and exciting things coming to the Sheriff’s Office, and Williams has been an instrumental part of making it happen,” Amason said. When asked about his goals for the future, Williams thoughtfully answered. “I am not sure where this path is going to lead me. Ultimately, my only goal is to make sure that my wife, daughter and son are proud of me. I will always strive to make sure that everything I do is for them. And I wish my mom could see what I have become, I think she would be proud.”– BSM This is a continuation of our series on public servants in Norman.

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Managing a checking account is as simple as 1-2-3:

1 – KNOW YOUR BALANCE It’s important to know how much is in your account at all times. This way, you can avoid having insufficient funds to cover your purchases. Being aware of how much money you have will also help you stick to a budget and spend within your means. You can generally check your balance by phone or via online checking or a synced budgeting app.

2 – AUTOMATE YOUR FINANCES Make life a little easier by setting up automatic bill payment through your checking account. You won’t miss the hassle of paying your monthly bills, and you’ll never be late for a payment again. As a bonus, you’ll save on the processing fee that is often charged on bill payments made via credit card. You can also set up direct deposit to have your paycheck land right in your account. Finally, ask about automatic monthly transfers from your checking account to savings so you never forget to put money into savings. You may also want to consider signing up for overdraft protection, or to have funds transfer from your linked savings account to checking when your balance is getting low.

3 – KEEP YOUR ACCOUNT WELL-FUNDED, BUT NOT OVERFUNDED Financial experts recommend keeping one to two months’ worth of living expenses in your checking account at all times. This way, you’ll always have enough funds to cover your transactions without fear of your account being overdrawn. You’ll also be able to cover the occasional pre-authorization hold that a merchant may place on your debit card transaction until it clears. It’s equally important not to keep too much money in your checking account. Once you’ve reached that sweet spot of two months of living expenses, it’s best to keep your savings in an account or an investment that offers a higher APY, such as a money market account or a share certificate.


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L I FEST Y L E

BY: KATHY HALLREN | JOE’S WINES & SPIRITS

Corks, Closures & Cans

C

orks have been the go-to closures for wine bottles for hundreds of years. French wine makers started using cork in the 1700s, replacing oil soaked rag plugs. Corks created a better seal, and was the first step in trying to defeat fraud. Winemakers could burn the seal of the winery on the cork before it was inserted, then apply a wax or foil capsule to the bottle. Purchasers could then examine the cork when presented with the wine to assure the goods were from the specific winery they desired, which is why a sommelier presents the cork. Corks can help detect the possible presence of taint. Wine that is spoiled is often referred to as corked, but while the cause of the spoilage may not be the cork, the defect can be detected by smelling the cork. Of all the closures, corks are also the most environmentally friendly for a variety of reasons including its biodegradable properties. Also, cork trees are not harmed by harvesting, and protect endangered species in the Iberian Peninsula.

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Australian wine makers were among the first to adopt the Stelvin Cap, commonly referred to as a screw top. These caps have a plastic liner to seal the bottle under the cap. Industry claims are that there is less loss to taint, and less leakage with these caps. But in my opinion, screw caps actually leak more often and spoilage rates seem to be about equal. One thing is for sure, they are easier to get off the bottle. Other closures include glass caps, crown caps and plastic corks. Glass caps are found on more expensive wines, and have the attraction of being re-useable. The bottle and cap can be used for infusions after the wine is consumed. Most consumers find crown caps to look cheap in appearance and a bottle opener is necessary. Plastic corks can be the most difficult to remove and seem to be losing their appeal in the industry. Regardless of the closure, your local wine merchant can advise you on the content and quality of the wine within the bottle. Kathy



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T HE DI N E G U I DE

the DINE guide

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Legends Restaurant & Catering

Sauce It Up

Legends has served the Norman community and

Sauce It Up serves high-quality pizza, pasta and subs

the University of Oklahoma for over 50 years.

that can be grabbed fast, on the go, or enjoyed while

Legends is a stunning, intimate, casually up-scale

watching your favorite sports in the restaurant.

family-owned restaurant that is perfect for business

With an extensive appetizer, salad, pizza, sub and

meetings, gatherings, romantic dinners or casual

pasta menu, Sauce It Up has something delicious

meals. Private dining rooms and catering available.

for everyone in the family.

1313 W Lindsey St. • 405.329.8888

2627 Classen Blvd Ste. 104 • 405.857.7795

The Turn Grill @ Westwood Golf Course

Gringo Girl Tamales & Southern Eatery

Located at the Westwood Golf Course on the SE

Evolving from selling Tamales at central Oklahoma

corner of NW 24th and Robinson, The Turn Grill

farmers markets, Gringo Girl Tamales & Southern

offers a good meal at an affordable price to keep

Eatery has grown to a full-scale restaurant serving

your energy up for your next round. Check out their

a diverse menu of home-cooked favorites. From

Launch & Lunch special including $2 range tokens

nachos and loaded fries to chicken fried steak,

and Happy Hours every weekday.

tamales and fresh made pies, they have it all.

2400 Westport Dr • 405.360.7600

924 W Main St • 405.857.2202

Gaberino’s Homestyle Italian

Scratch Kitchen & Cocktails

Gaberino’s is a family-owned Italian restaurant

Scratch’s menu is crafted entirely from scratch

located on Ed Noble Parkway. They feature

and features smokehouse bacon, pan-seared fish,

homestyle recipes made from scratch, with gluten-

farm-fresh veggies and slow-roasted meats. They

free, vegetarian, vegan and low-carb options.

have a plethora of custom cocktails that will leave

Gaberino’s provides in-house dining, patio dining,

you wanting more. Come taste the difference a true

delivery, online and takeout services.

fresh, from Scratch experience can make.

400 Ed Noble Parkway • 405.310.2229

132 W Main St • 405.801.2900

Spare Time Sports Grill

The Mont

Spare Time Sports Grill is inside Sooner Bowl and

You won’t find a better spot for lunch, dinner,

features delicious food beyond what you’d expect at

or drinks than The Mont’s famous patio. Enjoy

a bowling alley. Great burgers, salads, sandwiches

enticing entrees, burgers, Mexican delicacies and a

and appetizers enhance the bowling experience or

world-famous swirl. Is it your birthday? The Mont

provide a great lunch or dinner spot. Carry out or

is the perfect place for your big birthday blowout

dine-in available.

party with all of your friends.

550 24th Ave NW • 405.360.3634

1300 Classen Blvd • 405.329.3330


Service Station

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar

The Service Station has been Norman’s favorite

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar specializes in preparing

neighborhood restaurant for 43 years. Stop by and

simple foods - such as the quintessential hamburger

try one of their famous burgers, sandwiches, salads,

- with a culinary passion to satisfy restaurant-goers’

steaks or seafood and grab a drink from their full

cravings like never before. The bar features an

bar. Enjoy a nice meal on the patio, inside the

ever-rotating selection of regional draft beers and

historic dining room or grab your food to go.

cocktails that are well beyond ordinary.

502 S Webster Ave • 405.364.2139

2050 24th Ave NW Ste 101 • 405.561.1067

Interurban

Penny Hill Deli Bar & Char

Interurban is a casual and fun concept featuring a

100% fresh meat. Handcrafted sandwiches. All-

wide variety of menu items catering to families, busy

natural ingredients. That’s what customers will

business professionals and baby boomers of all ages.

find when visiting Penny Hill Deli. Voted Norman’s

Their commitment to customers back in 1976 is the

favorite Deli for 14 years, the menu extends far

same today: good, fresh, quality food; reasonable

beyond normal deli offerings, with a full bar and

prices and friendly and attentive service.

multiple grilled entrees to entice all patrons.

1150 Ed Noble Dr. • 405.307.9200

1150 W Lindsey St. • 405.366.8767

Mr. Sushi

Thai Thai Asian Bistro

Mr. Sushi believes in quality and consistency, using

Thai Thai is a family run restaurant serving

only the freshest ingredients to prepare and present

delicious, authentic Thai food in Norman for over

every dish with care. From Yellowtail Sashimi

a decade. Everything on their menu is made fresh

to their creative Captain Crunch Roll, there is

daily. Join them for dine in at their location on 24th

something on the menu for everyone. Dine-in, take-

Avenue NE near Tecumseh or take home a meal for

out and delivery options are available.

you or the enitre family.

1204 N Interstate Dr. Ste 130. • 405.310.6669

3522 24th Ave NW Ste 100 • 405.310.2026

The Meating Place

405 Burger Bar

Located on Main St, just East of the railroad tracks,

Do you like big buns and real meat on your burgers?

The Meating Place’s permanent location serves

Then 405 Burger Bar is the place for you and your

delicious high-quality barbecue, local beer, craft

family. Featuring an extensive burger menu, full bar

cocktails in a lively atmosphere. Join them for trivia

and multiple TVs to catch the game, all just a short

night or stop by their food truck when you see it out

walk from OU’s stadium, 405 Burger Bar is perfect

and about around town.

for both pre and post-game celebrations.

121 E Main St. • 405.857.7431

1429 George Ave • 405.500.6750

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