The Oklahoma City Museum of Art will present “Drop in Art” from 1-4 p.m. at 415 Couch Drive in Oklahoma City. The event is free for museum members and included with admission for nonmembers. For more information, visit okcmoa.com.
The Oklahoma City Museum of Art will present “Drop-In Drawing” from 2-4 p.m. at 415 Couch Drive in Oklahoma City. The event is free for museum members and included with admission for nonmembers. For more information, visit okcmoa.com.
The Oklahoma City Philharmonic will present “Russian Enchantment” at 8 p.m. in the Thelma Gaylord Performing Arts Theatre at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit okcciviccenter.com.
Cashion Elementary will present “Cashion Kats on the Prowl 5K & 1 mile Fun Run” at 101 Euclid in Cashion to raise funds for playground renovations. Cost is $20 for the 5K, $10 for the fun run until March 22, $25 for the 5K and $15 for the fun run after March 22. For more information or to register, visit cashion.k12.ok.us, call 433-2614 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Depression Bipolar Support Alliance meets at 3 p.m. weekly at the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard. For more information, call Charlie Tallent at 330-0642.
Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center will present a hands on weekend workshop on skill building in oils from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3000 General Pershing Blvd. at State Fair Park. Cost is $45. For more information or to register, call 951-000 or visit oklahomacontemporary.org.
Authors Laurence J. Yadon and Robert Barr Smith will sign copies of their book, “Outlaws with Badges” from 1-3 p.m. at Best of Books, 1313 E. Danforth. For more information, call 340-9202.
The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum will present a photography scavenger hunt as part of the Saturdays for Kids series beginning at 10 a.m. and again at 11 a.m. at 1700 N.E. 63rd St. in Oklahoma City. For more information or to RSVP, call 478-2250, ext. 264.
The Made in Oklahoma Festival will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Main St. in Seminole. For more information, visit seminoleokchamber.org/TheChamber/MIOFestival.htm.
Edmond author Timothy H. Cook will sign copies of his books from 10 a.m. to noon at the Credo House Coffee Shop, 109 N.W. 142nd St. For more information, call 888-361-9473.
The Redbud Classic, benefiting Oklahoma Lawyers for Children, will take place through April 7 starting at the Waterford Complex Building, N.W. 63rd St. and Pennsylvania. For more information or to register, visit redbud.org.
The Oklahoma Railway Museum will offer 35- minute excursion train rides from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 3400 N.E. Grand Blvd. in Oklahoma City. Rides are free for children age 3 and younger, $5 for children age 3-12 years and $12 for ages 13 and older. For more information, visit oklahomarailwaymuseum.org.
AT&T Pioneers and the 4H Robotics Team will present a “One Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Treasure” garage sale benefiting local non-profit agencies from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Oklahoma Exposition Hall at the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds, N.W. 10th and May. Admission is $2, children younger than 12 free.
The City of Edmond will present a scavenger hunt at various Edmond Parks through May 4. The event is free. For more information or to register, call 359-4630 or visit edmondok.com/parks/rec.
City Rep Theatre will present “The Importance of Being Earnest” Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through April 14 at Oklahoma City University’s Berg Theater, 2501 N. Blackwelder. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit importanceofbeingearnest-eorg.eventbrite.com.
The Norman Medieval Fair will take place through April 7 in Reaves Park, 2501 Jenkins Ave. in Norman. The event is free. For more information, visit medievalfair.org.
Carpenter Square Theatre will present “My Name is Asher Lev” at 8 p.m. at 800 W. Main in Oklahoma City. Tickets are $20. For more information, call 232-6500 or visit carpentersquare.com.
The Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center will present the exhibit “Bryan Adams: Exposed” through May 17 at 3000 General Pershing Boulevard in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 951-0000.
The University of Central Oklahoma will present “No, No Nanette” at 7:30 p.m. and again at 2 p.m. at April 7 at Mitchell Hall Theater on the UCO campus, 100 N. University Drive. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 974-3375.
The Edmond Santa Fe Theater Department will present “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and $6 for seniors and children. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 726-7474.
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Local church welcomes new pastor
For one of Edmond’s newest pastors, faith and family intersect on a personal level.
Sam Powers, pastor at Edmond 1st United Methodist Church, 305 E. Hurd St., and his family arrived in mid-May and his first Sunday in the pulpit was the second one in June. He and his wife Sheryl Heaton Powers, have two children — Kyla will be an eighth-grader at Cheyenne Middle School and David will be a fifth-grader at John Ross Elementary.
Keith, 5 others to receive service awards
The 2014 Door-Opener Awards Gala dinner and silent auction Sept. 4, benefitting ASTEC Charter Schools, will recognize five outstanding Oklahomans and one Kansan for lifetime contributions made toward helping others in society maximize potential and achieve dreams.
Those selected to receive a Door-Opener Award at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel event include Dr. Harvey Dean, Pittsburg, Kan.; Toby Keith and Tricia Covel, Norman; Former Gov. George P. Nigh, Edmond; the late Dr. Ramona Paul, Edmond; and Natalie Shirley, Oklahoma City.
Anderson Properties continues to grow
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Anderson Properties recently announced the acquisition of Tulsa-based Prudential Alliance Realty, an eight-office, 150-agent brokerage operating in Tulsa and Oklahoma City and Edmond.
The transaction gives Anderson Properties, a full-service real estate agency a total of 38 offices and more than 600 agents.
Logan County pays off jail tax early, seeks new one
Logan County is paying off a sales tax ahead of schedule and needs a new one to be able to afford funding jail operation and maintenance, officials said.
Citizens vote on the county sales tax which is split for redistribution by state law. The tax is collected by the Oklahoma Tax Commission and redistributed back to the county as specified by voters.
In 2005, citizens passed a 10-year sales tax, scheduled to end next month, to fund the building, operation and maintenance of the county jail, which operates on a $1.3 million budget. Jail capacity is 188 without anyone in a holding cell or a temporary bunk. Thursday it was holding 130 inmates, said Logan County Chief Deputy Richard Stephens.
Local man relies on experience in July 4 emergency
Andy Billups just happened to have gained experience as a combat zone firefighter/medic while he was serving as a civilian contractor in Iraq.
The Edmond businessman just happened to have a friend with a place on Grand Lake where he has been viewing Independence Day fireworks for a number of years, and he just happened to be there July 4.
And he just happened to be relaxing on a hammock when he heard a some kids making a commotion.
Located two blocks east of Disney on State Highway 28 in the foothills of the Ozark Mountain Range in northeast Oklahoma, the 59,000-plus surface acre Grand Lake is known for its state parks, marinas, restaurants, motels and fishing.
5-year-old learns valuable lessons
It is never too soon to learn about giving and receiving. An Edmond 5-year-old recently learned about both.
Kendall Kingry will be entering kindergarten at Will Rogers Elementary this fall and she is already looking forward to November.
“I get to go to Disneyland in November,” Kendall said.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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