The Edmond Sun

Local News

August 16, 2012

Local health agencies join forces

EDMOND — Leaders from various local health agencies recently joined forces to create the Commission to Transform the Health Safety Net of Oklahoma County. The  report suggests for the first time the establishment of the Oklahoma County Community Health Network to coordinate resources necessary to have an outcomes-oriented health care system for those in need.

The commission’s master plan is available online at Oklahoma City-County Health Department, Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, and Variety Care’s websites: www.VarietyCare.org, www.OCCHD.org and www.ODMHSAS.org.

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  • spts-Colin Montgomerie.jpg Montgomery no overnight success

    It’s pretty much a consensus of opinion that Bernhard Langer is the  favorite to capture the 35th U.S. Senior Open Championship at Oak Tree this week. But in the same breath, Colin Montgomerie of Great Britain is considered a solid contender to lift the championship trophy on Sunday.
    “Who me?” asked Montgomerie. “You do know that it took me 22 years to finally win a 72-hole stroke play event in the states,” he said, referring to his four-stroke victory in the Senior PGA Championship at Harbor Shores. Montgomerie shot a 6-under-par 65 in the final round.

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  • Fan Spectator trends emerge at Senior Open

    A few spectators trends developed during a random sampling Wednesday at the U.S. Senior Open — many were Oklahoma residents, many youngsters came with parents and fans of all ages were getting autographs from approachable pros.

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  • spts-Bernhard Langer light blue shirt.jpg Langer ready for challenge

    Bernhard Langer is ready for the challenge presented by the Oak Tree National golf course in his quest for yet another championship on U.S. soil.
    The answer is Yes!
    “If our futball (I know you call it soccer) team is ready to challenge for the World Cup, can I do any less? But they don’t have to play at Oak Tree,” he added.

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  • spts-Jay Haas swing.jpg All in the family  

    When golfers tee off for the 35th U.S. Senior Open Championship golf tournament at the immaculate yet challenging Oak Tree National course, brothers Jay and Jerry Haas will be just the eighth set of brothers to compete in the U.S. Senior Open, the first since Bobby and Lanny Watkins in 2009.
    Older brother Jay, 60, is familiar with Oak Tree having won the 2006 Senior PGA Championship and was also in the field for the 1988 PGA Championship. For little brother Jerry, 50, the golf coach at Wake Forest University, it will be his first time as a member of the Champions Tour.

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  • spts-Bernhard Langer sign autograph.jpg USGA lauds Oak Tree National, Edmond community

    The United States Golf Association was born in New York City in December of 1894 with the purpose of executing national golf championships.
    “To conduct that championship schedule, we need great clubs that are, of course, committed and dedicated to our mission and the championship test that you’re going to hear about today from Dan (Burton, USGA Championship Committe Chairman) and Jeff (Hall, USGA managing director of Rules and Competitions) and what we’re trying to achieve to identify these great players,” Tom O’Toole Jr. said Wednesday, who is the president of the USGA.

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  • welcome 7.jpg Local police officer leads troops during ceremony

    It was a huge day for about 65 soldiers returning to Oklahoma after spending nearly a year on an artillery-focused mission in Afghanistan.
    Tuesday morning, family members welcomed about 65 members of Battery A, 1st Battalion, 158th Field Artillery, 45th Field Artillery Brigade, Oklahoma Army National Guard, as they returned from deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

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  • Scott Verplank at practice round 2 Verplank looks at turning 50 as new opportunity

    As Scott Verplank sat at Tuesday’s press conference for the 2014 U.S. Senior Open at Oak Tree National, he wasn’t even eligible for the tournament.
    He will turn 50 Wednesday on the eve of the championship, making him the youngest player in the field and one of the favorites as live play begins and runs through Sunday.
    “I’ll have to still play at a high level to compete,” Verplank said. “I feel if I play well, I’ll be somewhere in the hunt. I still think I can play better golf than I’ve ever played before.”
    Monday night, Verplank was opening mail and inside a plain envelope came an invitation for an AARP membership.

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  • demo 1.JPG Golfers talk Folds of Honor during demonstration

    The golf demonstration Tuesday afternoon during the U.S. Senior Open Military Appreciation Day at Oak Tree National had several purposes.
    Major Dan Rooney, a former F-16 fighter pilot in the Oklahoma Air National Guard, got to tell spectators about the Folds of Honor Foundation, an organization he established after a fateful experience during a home-bound flight from Iraq.

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  • Mark Gardiner and USGA Life, sports intersect at U.S. Senior Open

    Sometimes life and sports intersect like they did on Tuesday — U.S. Senior Open Military Appreciation Day — at Oak Tree National.
    Mark Gardiner started playing golf when he was 18 years old, a little later than a lot of the players out here. He’s been gearing up for three years for the championship.
    During an afternoon press conference, USGA representative Mike Trostel said Gardiner, who is playing in his first U.S. Senior Open, shot a 70 for the only spot at the St. Louis sectional qualifier.

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  • Airport board seeks to hire new engineering firm

    The Guthrie-Edmond Regional Airport Board Tuesday recommended CEC Infrastructure Solutions of Oklahoma City to be GERA’s next engineering firm.

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