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Thu, 05/18/2017 - 3:41pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Agencies can seek funds

NORMAN — The Cleveland County Child Abuse Prevention Fund is accepting applications from county agencies that deal with child abuse.

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Norman Chess Club holds season-ending tournament

Thu, 05/18/2017 - 10:46am

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — The Norman Chess Club concluded its season with a tournament at the Norman Library.

Eighteen club members in kindergarten through sixth grade participated in the May 13 tournament, which featured five rounds of 10-minute games.

Coaches Zile Cao and Ray Hoggard directed the Swiss-system tournament.

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Salvation Army breaks ground on new children's center in Norman

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:59pm

By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — The Salvation Army of Cleveland County broke ground Tuesday on a new children's center to serve those kids who otherwise might fall through the cracks.

The 2,400-square-foot center will be built next to the Salvation Army's Norman headquarters at 318 E Hayes Street and will be named the Judy McKown Children's Center to honor the center's biggest donor and activist who got the project going.

McKown died last year before she could see the project come to fruition.

"This was Judy's life wish that we do this," said her husband, Gene KcKown, who donned a red helmet and was one of a group of supporters who turned the dirt for the groundbreaking.

A pink helmet stood atop a shovel stuck in the dirt to mark the place Judy McKown would have held if she had been alive.

"I was a little burnt out on fundraising when Judy came to me and said, 'Can we afford to do this?' I said yes, but she led the charge," McKown said.

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Community

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:40pm

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Fallen officers to be honored

NORMAN — In conjunction with National Police Week, the Norman Police Department will hold its annual Norman Law Enforcement Memorial Service at 2 p.m.

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Moore student, teacher 'come full circle'

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:36pm

By Tim Willert Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com

MOORE — David Postic remembers the time nearly two decades ago when Robert Romines dressed up in a sumo suit and wrestled the principal at Red Oak Elementary.

Romines was a fifth-grade teacher; Postic was in the first or second grade.

"It was just the funniest thing," Postic, an Oklahoma City attorney, recalled Tuesday.

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Noble tobacco-free students honored

Tue, 05/16/2017 - 4:35pm

From Staff Reports

NOBLE — Members of Noble's Students Working Against Tobacco, also known as SWAT, have been named Group Youth Advocates of the Year by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for their leadership in the fight against tobacco.

Emma Adams, 14, Faith Lorenz, 15, Bryce Riddle, 16, and Brody Smith, 14, were honored recently in Washington, D.C.

Three years ago, Noble SWAT had six members.

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Edmond Technology Student Association students compete at state

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 5:02pm

From Staff Reports

EDMOND — Technology Student Association members attended the state conference in Norman and competed in more than 30 events.

More than 1,000 middle school and high school students from across the state gathered last month for the skill competitions they had been qualifying for all year, according to a news release.

Students qualify to compete at the state level by placing in the top three in at least one of the mini-conferences held throughout the state.

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Dogs quench thirst at OU water fountain

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 4:34pm

From Staff Reports

NORMAN — Dogs are welcome to quench their thirst on the University of Oklahoma campus.



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Community

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 10:37am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Groups can apply for grants

NORMAN — The city's Social and Voluntary Services Commission is anticipating the approval of about $175,000 of funding in the fiscal year 2017-18 budget that will be available July 1 to be awarded to 501 (c) (3) organizations.

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Sam Noble to offer summer activities for children

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 10:28am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

NORMAN — Children can become soil scientists, “grossologists” and paleontologists on the hunt for dinosaur fossils during the summer camp program Summer Explorers, offered through the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

From June through July, young explorers can enjoy dozens of discovery-based programs and experience science firsthand through field investigations and museum specimens.

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Blanchard sets Pioneer Day celebration

Mon, 05/15/2017 - 9:49am

FROM STAFF REPORTS

BLANCHARD — Step back in time to the 1800s and see history come alive during Pioneer Day in Blanchard on Saturday.

The annual celebration will feature demonstrations of blacksmithing, gold-prospecting, Dutch oven cooking, alpacas, archery and more.

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