The Dixieland Band will perform in concert at 7 p.m. at the UCO Jazz Lab as part of the Faculty Artist Concert Series. Tickets are $10, and students are admitted free with student ID. For more information, visit ucojazzlab.com.
Celebrity Attractions will present “100 Years of Broadway” through Feb. 17 at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit okcciviccenter.com.
The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce will present a business development workshop featuring a “Quick Start to Quickbooks” from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Edmond Chamber, 825 E. 2nd. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. For more information or to RSVP, visit edmondchamber.com.
The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce will present “Business After Hours” from 5:30-7 p.m. at Communication Federal Credit Union, 100 N.E. 150th St. The event is free and no RSVP is required. For more information, visit edmondchamber.com.
“In Stitches” will take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Edmond Library. The special February project will be learning to make a pillowcase. Participants should bring their own scissors. For more information, call 348-4120.
An Open House will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at WINGS, 13700 N. Eastern. Browse through the WINGS Gift Shop for Valentines gifts. For more information, call 242-4646 or visit wingsok.org.
The Edmond Santa Fe High School Symphony and Orchestra will perform in concert at 7 p.m. at Edmond Santa Fe High School, 1901 W. 15th St. The event is free. For more information, call 340-2230.
The University of Central Oklahoma will present “Until the Violence Stops” from 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the Heritage Room in the Nigh University Center on the UCO campus, as part of the V-Week to stop violence against women. For more information, call 974-3626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Paint Your Art Out will present “Cupcake” at 7 p.m. at 10 S. Broadway. For more information or to register, call 513-5333 or visit paintyourartout.net.
The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce will present “The Total Resource Campaign” from 3-4 p.m. for veterans and from 4-5 p.m. for rookies at the Edmond Chamber, 825 E. 2nd. The event is free, but RSVP is required. For more information or to RSVP, visit edmondchamber.com.
Tax help will be available Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Feb. 27 and Thursdays noon to 8 p.m. through Feb. 28. Help is available for e-filing only. For more information call 340-9282 or visit metrolibrary.org.
Platt College will present a Merlot wine tasting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at 2727 W. Memorial Road. Tickets are $35. For more information or to make a reservation, call 550-8868, email email@example.com or visit plattcollege.org.
The University of Central Oklahoma will present “The Vagina Monologues” at 7 p.m. at the Radke Recital Hall in the Center for Transformative Learning on the UCO campus, as part of the V-Week to stop violence against women. The event is free, and donations will be accepted for the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, a local charity that hopes to strengthen the lives of women in the Edmond community. For more information, call 974-3626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Who will perform in concert at the BOK Center in Tulsa. Tickets range from $39.50-129.50. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit bokcenter.com, tickets.com. or call 1-866-7-BOKCTR.
The Oklahoma City Theatre Company will present “Crimes of the Heart” through Feb. 17 in the City Space Theatre at the OKC Civic Center Music Hall. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit okcciviccenter.com.
Freedom Ministries will meet from 7-9 p.m. at Spring Creek Assembly of God, 1600 E. 15th St. The meeting is free and all are welcome. For more information, visit churchedmondok.com/connec/freedom-ministries or call 341-5200.
Paint Your Art Out will present “24X24 Diptych Tree Abstract” at 7 p.m. at 10 S. Broadway. For more information or to register, call 513-5333 or visit paintyourartout.net.
Oklahoma River Cruises will present “A River Romance” Valentine’s Day Cruise from 7:30-9 p.m. on the Oklahoma River. Cost is $30 per person and includes desserts and champagne. Space is limited and reservations are required. The cruise departs from Meridian Landing at 7:15 p.m. For more information or to reserve a place, visit okrivercruises.com.
The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum will present a Valentine’s Dinner and Dance from 6-10 p.m. Enjoy a buffet dinner and dancing hosted by the museum’s Dining on Persimmon Hill restaurant in the lovely Sam Noble Special Events Center. Museum galleries open. Reservations required. For more information or to make reservations, call 478-2250, ext. 277.
The Oklahoma City Thunder will meet up against the Miami Heat at 7 p.m. at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit chesapeakearena.com.
Oklahoma Christian University will present a Valentine Cabaret Dinner and Show at 6 p.m. through Feb. 16 inthe McIntosh Conservatory at the Garvey Center on the OC campus. Tickets are $20 for the dinner and show, $7 for show alone. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 425-5530.
The Brahms Clarinet Trio will perform in concert from noon to 1 p.m. at the Downtown Library, 300 Park Ave. in Oklahoma City as part of the Thursday Noon Tunes series. For more information, call 606-3833 or visit metrolibrary.org.
The University of Central Oklahoma will present a Safe Love Table from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the food court of the Nigh University Center on UCO’s campus. This table will provide UCO students with relationship advice and free Valentines Day candy. Also, donations will be collected for the Oklahoma City branch of the YWCA. For more information, call 974-3626 or email email@example.com.
The University of Central Oklahoma will present the One Billion Rising Dance from 2-3 p.m. in Ballroom B of the Nigh University Center on UCO’s campus. The UCO community is invited to dance to support the demand to end violence against women. There will be a DJ and anyone who attends will be able to sign a pledge stating that they won’t stand for or participate in the status quo that says violence against women is normal. The first 150 participants will get a free t-shirt. For more information, call 974-3626 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Broadway Tonight will present Tom Wopat at 6:30 p.m. and again at 9:30 p.m. at the UCO Jazz Lab. Best known as TV’s “Luke Duke” from “The Dukes of Hazzard,” Broadway’s leading man and Tony Award-nominee performs an exhilarating evening of jazz. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 974-3375.
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 OKC Christian Fiction Writers group will present author Kathleen Y’Barbo from 1-3 p.m. speaking on “Social Skills: A Writer’s Toolbox of Tips and Tricks for Using Social Media Effectively” at Mardel Christian Store, 3300 S. Boulevard. For more information, visit okcchristianfictionwriters.com or email email@example.com.
Monster Jam will take place through Feb. 17 at the Chesapeake Energy Arena. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit chesapeakearena.com.
Edmond author Linda Taylor will sign copies of her book, “My Dog is Barking” from 1-3 p.m. at Learning Tree Toys Books & Games, 7638 N. Western Ave. in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 888-361-9473.
Forest Park author George Earl Johnson Jr. will sign copies of his book, “Only in America” from 3-5 p.m. at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 N.W. Expressway in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 888-361-9473.
Edmond author Donnie Van Curen will sign copies of his book, “The Best Marriage Ever: God’s Guide to a Masterful Matrimony” from 3-5 p.m. at Full Circle Bookstore, 1900 N.W. Expressway in Oklahoma City. For more information, call 888-361-9473.
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2 Edmond detectives help deliver baby boy
It was a big day for Colin and Dalisha Johnson and two burly Edmond cops. It was an even bigger day for Kingsly Johnson — his birthday.
The Johnson’s baby was due to come into the world Dec. 18, and plans were for labor to be induced Dec. 13, said Colin, sounding like a proud papa as he talked about the day in a room at OU Medical Center-Edmond. Kingsly had other plans.
Hampden Hollow plat application moves forward
The Edmond Planning Commission agreed 3-0 this week to recommend the preliminary plat and the final plat of the Hampden Hollow III. This plat is east of Air Depot, just under one-half mile north of Covell Road.
“It is the final phase of Hampden Hollow,” said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner.
Applicant J.W. Armstrong proposes 74 single family lots set on 29 acres with city utilities. The lots are 7,200 square feet or larger, Schiermeyer said.
“It’s very consistent with what’s in the area,” Schiermeyer said.
Gated access to private streets will interconnect with existing streets in Hampden Hollow, Schiermeyer said.
The City Council will review the item Dec. 9, said Mark Hoose, commissioner.
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Inhofe wants new NDAA bill
Sen. Jim Inhofe shared his thoughts about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Tuesday at the State Republican Headquarters in Oklahoma City.
Inhofe responded to an audience member’s assertion that the NDAA allows the president to act as a dictator by snatching citizens off the street and detaining them without due process.
“I don’t believe it,” Inhofe said. “…He asked a question and I’m disagreeing with him because something is happening right now and we have to have an NDAA.”
There has always been a reason to oppose an NDAA bill, Inhofe said. The reason this time is that Republicans have said there will not be an NDAA bill unless it includes amendments for the National Security Council as well as Iran sanctions, Inhofe said.
Santa Fe High School showcases play Thursday, Friday
Senior Lane Jinkins portraying Mr. Marmalade in the Santa Fe High School play by the same name, tries an imaginary pair of shoes on 4-year-old Lucy, played by senior Jessica Tang. Santa Fe High School drama students are presenting "Mr. Marmalade," this weekend. A dark comedy, the play is a story telling how Lucy deals with abusive behavior through cast members portraying imaginary friends and relatives. Students will be performing the play at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday.
Edmond district checking employees for criminal misdeeds
Edmond Board of Education members voted to accept the single reading of changes for two board policies, both dealing with school employees.
Executive Director of Human Resources Randy Decker presented board members with Policy #2240, Criminal Record Questionnaire, Employee Annual and Policy #2120 dealing with Benefits, Administrator and Professional Non-Bargaining Employees at Monday’s regular monthly meeting.
Decker told board members Policy #2240 deals with a criminal record check initiated in order to be sure nothing shows up as an offense on the record of administrators, teachers and support personnel.
Additional candidate files for Oakdale School Board position
Filing for area school board seats will close at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Candidates may file at the Oklahoma County Election Board, 4201 N. Lincoln in Oklahoma City. There is no filing fee.
Seats up for grabs in the Feb. 11 election include the Edmond School Board District No. 4 seat, Deer Creek School Board Office 4 seat, Guthrie Seat No. 3 and Seat No. 4 and Oakdale Public School District No. 1 seat. If needed, a run-off election will be April 1.
Oakdale incumbent Kelli Walsh filed for Seat No. 1 Tuesday joining J. David Walsh who filed Monday.
Monday Stephanie Bills filed for the Edmond No. 4 seat while Deer Creek incumbent Danny Barnes filed for the Deer Creek Office 4 Seat and incumbent S. Janna Pierson filed for Guthrie Seat No. 3. Guthrie School Board Seat No. 4 is currently filled by Orville Cornelius but is also up for election.
To be eligible for Edmond’s District 4 seat, a candidate must live in the district, be a registered voter in the district, have a high school diploma or equivalency and not be employed by the district or have immediate family members employed by the district. The same criteria apply for the Deer Creek seat.
3 major projects making progress
Members of the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce got a glimpse of new Edmond developments at Tuesday’s quarterly chamber luncheon.
The Public Safety Center, Summit Sports Complex and the YMCA Recreation and Aquatic Center were highlighted.
Economic development is on the rise with the new $15 million Summit Sports Complex. The complex is being developed on the northeast corner of Interstate 35 and Covell.
“We’ve got plans for two more hotels right in front of this complex,” said Davis Hudiburg, investor. The lead investors also include Mike Miller, Rodney Bates and Derek Turner.
The regional hub for youth and adult sports will be an Edmond cornerstone through the 21st century, the investors said.
Edmond officer arrests Logan Co. suspect
An officer arrested an Edmond resident wanted on a Logan County warrant, according to an incident report.
In November 2011, prosecutors filed felony charges in Logan County District Court alleging Jimmy Ray Hilton, 67, distributed and possessed child pornography and that he violated the Computer Crimes Act, according to court records.
City calls off parade, tree lighting due to weather
The annual Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Edmond Electric Parade of Lights originally set for Saturday in downtown Edmond have been canceled. These events will not be rescheduled, but will resume in 2014, according to a city spokesman.
NWS issues winter storm watch; Edmond included
A winter storm watch has been issued for much of Oklahoma, an area including Edmond.
The National Weather Service issued the advisory for Thursday morning through Friday afternoon for locations including Guthrie, Edmond, Oklahoma City, Norman and Chandler.
A winter storm watch means winter storm conditions are possible within the next 36-48 hours. Citizens in a watch area should review their winter storm plans and stay informed about weather conditions. A winter storm warning means that life-threatening, severe winter conditions have begun or will begin within 24 hours. Individuals in a warning area should take precautions immediately.
Significant amounts of snow, sleet and freezing rain are expected over parts of Oklahoma and north Texas. In general, the main snow and sleet impacts will most likely occur near and north of a line from Lawton to Norman to Shawnee. Farther south ice accumulation will be the main concern.
Light freezing rain may begin Thursday morning, according to the advisory issued at 4:25 a.m. Tuesday. Heavier freezing rain, sleet and snow are expected from Thursday evening through Friday morning. It was too soon to declare potential precipitation amounts.
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