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Norman galleries to host art walk

Mon, 08/07/2017 - 10:12am

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NORMAN — “Variations on Themes,” an exhibit of paintings by Jim Cobb, is on display through Aug.

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Amber Alert issued Saturday for missing baby girl from Norman

Sat, 08/05/2017 - 4:55pm

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NORMAN — An Amber Alert was issued early Saturday after authorities said a couple took their 1-year-old daughter after losing custody of the child.

The Cleveland County Sheriff's office reported that Tara Springfield, 37, and Bryant Schivers, 37, lost their parental rights to their daughter, Bracie Schivers, on Friday.

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Community

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 2:05pm

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Norman changes pet licensing

NORMAN — Norman Animal Welfare now is administering 2017 pet licenses through its vendor PetData.

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Community

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 12:44pm

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Group holds supplies drive

EDMOND — The Downtown Edmond Business Association is collecting school supplies and monetary donations through Labor Day weekend for Ida Freeman and Sunset elementary schools.

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Norman Notes

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 6:22pm

By Jane Glenn Cannon Staff Writer jcannon@oklahoman.com

United Way of Norman names new CEO

Daren Wilson, development officer for the nonprofit Loveworks Inc., has been named president and chief executive officer of United Way of Norman.

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Community

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 8:25am

Norman street gets new traffic signal

NORMAN — The city's traffic division has activated a new traffic signal at Robinson Street and 48th Avenue NW. The project is administered by the state Transportation Department, but the traffic signal is operated and maintained by the city.

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Senior superstars shoot hoops in Norman

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 3:15pm

BY SHARLA BARDIN FOR THE OKLAHOMAN

NORMAN — These “Grannys” have gumption, gusto and definitely some get — up — and — go.

They also are proving that at age 50 or older, they've still got plenty of game.

The women are players with the Granny Basketball League, which offers seniors an opportunity for fun and competitive exercise by playing six-on-six basketball.

Some of the league's players visited Norman on Saturday to compete in the National Granny Basketball Tournament, which took place at the Cleveland County Family YMCA.

The women shot, scored and scurried down the court, while taking time to pat their teammates on the shoulders after a good play.

Nine teams competed in the tournament with players from Iowa, Kansas, Texas, Missouri and Louisiana.

There were medals for the first-, second- and third-place teams, but winning isn't the only sought-after feat.

“The overall goal is to compete and have fun,” said Jane Suiter, executive director of the nonprofit organization and a player for one of the Iowa teams.

Players said participating in the league gives them a chance to exercise, meet new friends and have a great time together.

Suiter, 69, said it also shows that, “You can still be an athlete no matter how old you are.”

The oldest player in the league turns 92 this month, she said.

Diana Marker, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, started playing in 2006 after a co-worker told her about the league.

Marker, 67, went to a practice and was impressed.

“This was a group of ladies who had been active their whole lives,” she said.

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Hundreds gather for funeral of fallen Oklahoma trooper

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 3:56pm

By Graham Lee Brewer Staff Writer gbrewer@oklahoman.com

NORMAN — The deeds of evil men were not lost on the Rev. Jerry Jones as he addressed the hundreds of somber state police officers and civilians who sat before him Monday in a college basketball arena.

“We live in a hellish world,” Jones said, his tone calm but stern.

“You do and you see things that we don't want to see,” Jones said, addressing the troopers present.

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Community

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 3:41pm

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Computer club applicants sought

NORMAN — Norman Public Library Central is taking applications for several computer clubs the library will present this fall in its Computer Training Center.

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Norman's Sooner Theatre to present "Oklahoma!"

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 1:38pm

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NORMAN — Fifty-five teens are spending a month of their summer delving into the classic tale that also happens to feature our state.

"Oklahoma!," featuring students entering eighth grade through 2017 high school seniors, runs Thursday through Sunday at Sooner Theatre, 101 E Main St.

Set in western Indian Territory just after the turn of the century, the high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly, a handsome cowboy, and Laurey, a winsome farm girl, play out their love story.

"I was fortunate to spend a good number of years at Discoveryland in Tulsa, performing this show, and it's one of my favorites.

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