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November 24, 2012

Edmond trots out the holiday fun



    1 Layne Hamilton         Edmond             OK  63   21:04

    2 Terry Ziegler          Richardson         TX  62   22:10

    3 Don Wilkinson          Parsons            KS  64   24:42

MALE AGE GROUP:  65 - 69

    1 Nels Bentson         Oklahoma City   OK  68   30:24

    2 Ed Scott               Morehead           KY  65   35:30

    3 John Hargrove          Arcadia            OK  68   37:26

MALE AGE GROUP:  70 - 98

    1 Richard Price          Guthrie            OK  76   35:16

    2 Bill Scott             Stillwater         OK  71   37:06

    3 Don Denson             Terrell            TX  78   37:25


Place  Name                   City            St Age Guntime Pace  

    1   Tiffany Cone         Edmond      OK  33   18:44   3:45

    2  Andrea Larabee     Edmond       OK  34   18:51   3:46

    3  Jaci Smith             Edmond       OK  15   18:58   3:48


    1 Katharine Pillow       Edmond             OK   8   43:46

    2 Daniela Herman         Edmond             OK   8   50:58


    1 Helen Park             Edmond             OK  10   23:22

    2 Emma Walter            Edmond             OK  12   26:34

    3 Shannon Varenhorst     Mustang            OK   9   27:01


    1 Jaci Smith             Edmond             OK  15   18:58

    2 Morgan Hiebert         Edmond             OK  14   24:11

    3 Erin Green             Edmond             OK  15   24:17


    1 Jenny Mehner           Edmond             OK  16   21:44

    2 Nina Prabhu            Edmond             OK  18   23:32

    3 Bette Webster          Edmond             OK  19   23:42


    1 Grace Garcia           Oklahoma City      OK  21   21:40

    2 Sara Murzynsky         Edmond             OK  24   23:01

    3 Emily Anderson         Edmond             OK  23   23:40


    1 Diana Sutton           Broken Arrow       OK  25   23:57

    2 Megan Irwin            Edmond             OK  29   25:09

    3 Amy Benson             Edmond             OK  29   25:24


    1 Tiffany Cone           Edmond             OK  33   18:44

    2 Andrea Larabee         Edmond             OK  34   18:51

    3 Emily Marsh            Edmond             OK  32   21:15


    1 Amy Wiley              Stillwater         OK  35   21:11

    2 Amy Duffy              Edmond             OK  37   21:23

    3 Nicole Goldston        Fort Scott         KS  39   23:12


    1 Susan Park             Edmond             OK  43   19:15

    2 Jen Warden             Oklahoma City      OK  42   22:56

    3 Michelle Kinzer        Oklahoma City       OK  43   24:29


    1 Dianne Mayberry        Edmond             OK  46   23:28

    2 Kelly Hayes            Woodward           OK  48   24:36

    3 Linda Kever            Edmond             OK  48   24:56


    1 Dana McLain            Edmond             OK  51   24:50

    2 Jennifer Henry         Edmond             OK  51   25:21

    3 Rebecca Cunningham     Edmond             OK  53   25:25


    1 Sherry Buckner         Firestone          CO  57   23:33

    2 Joan Johnson           Norman             OK  55   24:32

    3 Debra Chronister       Edmond             OK  56   24:54


    1 Mary Newman            Edmond             OK  64   38:18

    2 Becky Faaborg          Edmond             OK  60   40:01

    3 Roxanna Alexander      Edmond             OK  60   44:41


    1 Evelyn Rowland         Edmond             OK  66   34:15

    2 Gail Hammervold        Edmond             OK  67   40:45

    3 Donna Bentson          Oklahoma City      OK  68   47:50


    1 Phyllis Morgan         Edmond             OK  80   29:59

    2 Nancy A Jacobs         Green Valley       AZ  70   31:51



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  • Edmond School District’s change orders anticipated

    When building new schools and classrooms there may be additional costs, but when renovating older buildings those costs can more than double, according to a Edmond School District official.
    “When remodeling, you have unknown and hidden costs and you need to include in your budgeted funds for the built-in items you can not see,” said Bret Towne, Edmond’s associate superintendent of general administration.

    July 25, 2014

  • OC welcomes missionary, military families

    For the ninth consecutive year Oklahoma Christian University will host missionary and military families returning to the United States at Global Reunion 2014.
    The July 23-27 camp has doubled in size in the last two years with 150 participants from 43 countries on campus.
    The camp is for children who are known as Third Culture Kids (TCKs) though parents are allowed to attend sessions as well. Directors Kent and Nancy Hartman, missionaries-in-residence at OC, give tools and resources to families that have lived outside the United States and are now seeking to reenter U.S. culture. The Hartmans spent more than 10 years as missionaries in Australia and were surprised by the challenges of reintegrating their family into America.

    July 25, 2014

  • Planning Commission approves rezoning

    The Edmond Planning Commission this week voted 4-0 in favor of rezoning from a single family district.  Peter and Kimberly Roberts made the request to allow a planned unit development on the southeast corner of Jackson and Lincoln Avenue, said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner.
    “They would like to have D-2 family (neighborhood commercial) zoning for duplexes, 14,000 square feet,” Schiermeyer said. “They can put four units on the property.”

    July 25, 2014

  • Out of the stressful wreckage: Scholarships for car crash victims

    After the dust has settled, the injuries have healed and there’s a replacement car in the driveway, victims of automobile accidents often still face an uphill battle trying to move on with their lives. According to psychologists, for some the fear never really goes away. It’s common enough that the National Institutes of Health gives physicians specific recommendations for patients exhibiting acute stress symptoms and PTSD after motor vehicle accidents. With more than 3 million injury accidents a year nationwide, the San Francisco Bay Area personal injury law firm Appel Law Firm LLP, sees their share of the aftermath — only they decided to do something about it.

    July 25, 2014

  • Agencies ask for volunteers to support grandparents who raise grandchildren

    Local law enforcement agencies are helping Sunbeam Family Services provide much-needed school supplies to grandparents who are faced with the challenge of raising their grandchildren. According to a recent census poll, there are nearly three million grandparents raising more than five million grandchildren in the United States.

    July 25, 2014

  • 7-26 YARD OF THE WEEK.jpg Ganns earn Yard of the Week honors

    This week’s “Edmond Yard of the Week” winner has been in existence for 44 years at 105 Barbara Drive, but looks fresh and new thanks to longtime residents Betty and Gordon Gann as they fill their garden spaces to overflowing with colors and textures.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • IMG_2996.JPG Krazy Daze hits downtown Edmond

    Newly transplanted Edmond residents Hannah Brenning, Cheyenne Middle School 8th grader; Jordan Brenning, Cross Timbers 4th grader; and Sydney Brenning, North High School freshman; check out the items in front of Sterling's in downtown Edmond during the Krazy Daze Sale lasting through Saturday. Businesses will open their doors at 10 a.m. and close at 5:30 p.m.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • MS_weather graphic 1.jpg Chances for rain to follow triple-digit highs

    Chances for rain on multiple days will follow near triple-digit highs during the weekend.
    A National Weather Service-issued heat advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. Saturday and afternoon temperatures are expected to top out in the upper 90s to lower 100s into the weekend. Maximum heat-index values will range from the upper 90s to 105-110 degrees through Sunday.
    Cooler weather is expected next week as a strong cold front passes over the region.

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • Candidates disagree with White House’s minimum wage

    Gubernatorial candidate Joe Dorman, D-Rush Springs, said the state needs to have serious growth in high-paying living wage jobs that will provide for Oklahomans.
    Dorman cautioned that while Oklahoma’s jobless rate improved in June, the state’s rankings for the well-being of children has dropped from 36th to 39th place, for one of the largest declines in the U.S., according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s KIDS COUNT Project.
    The unemployment rate in June dropped to 4.5 percent, down a percentage point from 4.6 percent in May, according to the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Gov. Mary Fallin said this week.
    The state’s unemployment rate was more than 7 percent when Fallin was elected during the brink of the Great Depression. Alex Weintz, communications director for Fallin, pointed out that per capita income in Oklahoma was second in the nation from 2011 to 2013.
    The non partisan Congressional Budget office reported in February that raising the minimum wage could kill a half-million jobs in the United States.
    According to The Washington Times, CBO analysts reported, “Once the other changes in income were taken into account, families whose income would be below six times the poverty threshold under current law would see a small increase in income, on net, and families whose income would be higher under current law would see reductions in income, on net.”
    President Barack Obama in February signed an executive order to raise the minimum wage for federal contract workers to $10.10 an hour.
    Weintz said the governor believes tax cuts have enabled families to keep more of their money.
    No one is talking about the under-employment rate of families working minimum wage jobs, Dorman said.
    “It’s all fine and good when you have fast-food jobs that don’t cover the bills and that counts toward your unemployment rate.”
    Oklahoma’s minimum wage reflects the federal minimum wage set at $7.25 an hour, a standard set in 2009.
    Fallin signed legislation this year to prohibit municipalities from raising their local minimum wage above $7.25 an hour.
    “If the minimum wage goes up to $15 in Oklahoma City, all of the sudden you would drive retail, business, service industry locations outside of the city limits and that would be detrimental to the economy, consumers and to businesses,” Weintz said.
    Fallin has said that she opposes raising the minimum wage in Oklahoma because it would stifle job growth for small business and lay off workers. A lot of people earning the $7.25 minimum wage are part-time workers and many of them are students, Weintz said.
    “We believe raising the minimum wage is not a good way to address poverty,” Weintz said. “A lot of people earning the minimum wage are actually people living with their parents or other people who are employed full time, and in many cases they are middle class families. So it’s not a good tool to reduce poverty.”
    Dorman said he does not necessarily support the proposed $10.10 an hour minimum federal minimum wage that is being discussed by Congress.
    “I think we need to have a living wage in Oklahoma that is reflective of our economy,” Dorman said.
    About 102,300 jobs have been added in Oklahoma since Fallin took office in January 2011, according to her office.
    The cost of living in the national economy tends to be higher in some other states, Dorman said.
    So a minimum wage increase should be tied to economic gains so that families can pay their bills and afford to care for their children, Dorman said.
    Independent candidates for governor include Richard Prawdzienski of Edmond, Joe Sills of Oklahoma City and Kimberly Willis of Oklahoma City.

    July 24, 2014

  • Forced Entry 1 Firefighters sharpen forced entry skills

    Of all burglaries, 60.5 percent involved forcible entry, according to recent FBI statistics.
    As a result, many home and businesses are installing a greater number of complex mechanisms on their doors and windows. Edmond Fire Maj. Joe Elam said 10 local firefighters recently sharpened their skills during a forcible entry class offered by IRONS and LADDERS, LLC., of Lawrence, Kan.

    July 24, 2014 2 Photos

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