The Edmond Sun

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February 11, 2013

2-12 Calendar

What to do, what to see

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EDMOND — February 14

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 woc@uco.edu.

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 woc@uco.edu.

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    The Edmond City Council this week approved a services agreement with Electronic Technology, Inc. For the  installation of Intelligent Transportation Systems’ video wall system at a cost of $314,620. The vote was 3-0.
    ITS is a fiber optic, wireless or hybrid communication system of monitoring road events and equipment in the field, data archiving and predicting traffic volume, said Kent Kacir, an engineer with Kimley-Horn and Associates Inc.

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  • jc_Earp Marlin 2 - photo credit Noel Winters.jpg Shootout of a sale

    An original article of the Wild West will be made available at auction Thursday. The rifle of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp will be part of the J. Levine Auction & Appraisal’s Summer Quarterly Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz.
    Earp was an Arizona deputy sheriff and deputy town marshal in Tombstone, Ariz. He is legendary for playing a key role in the gunfight at the O.K. Corral. He died in 1929 at age 80.
    Wyatt Earp collector Barry Tapp of Edmond will be selling his 1895 Wyatt Earp Marlin rifle at the auction. The rifle has an estimated value between $50,000 and $75,000. It includes authentication documentation from Tombstone Heritage Museum, according to the auction house

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • 11.6.12 Mother and Cub (2).jpg UCO forensic researcher answers key question

    After working a few human recovery cases on a volunteer basis with a variety of police departments, a question kept bugging Kama King.
    “You spend the whole day,” the UCO W. Roger Webb Forensic Science Institute student said, “sometimes days, searching for someone and only find a skull or a few bones and it just ate at me. Are we not finding this or is it not there to be found?”

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • sales tax holiday.jpg Oklahoma sales tax takes a holiday

    Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 1 and ending at midnight Aug. 3, Oklahomans will be able to participate in a sales tax holiday giving shoppers the opportunity to purchase certain clothing and shoes free of sales tax.
    Yes, retailers may not charge tax, including state and local sales taxes on items that are tax-exempt during the sales tax holiday weekend. The sales of clothing and shoes priced at less than $100 are exempted from sales taxes.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Karan & Rwanda.jpg Peace through Business empowering women entrepreneurs

    Peace Through Business is part of the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women (IEEW) based in Oklahoma City. It is a program that connects small business entrepreneurs in Afghanistan and Rwanda with business owners in Oklahoma. One such entrepreneur found out about the program from a friend, applied, and was accepted to take part in this year’s session.
    Upon earning a master’s degree in Civil Engineering from the Universite de Sciences et Technique de Lille in Belgium, Lyliose Nduhungirehe began her career working for a construction company in Brussels, but she quickly switched paths to Information Technology.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • MS_new pastor_Page_1.tiff 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.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • pm_Ramona Paul.jpg 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.

    July 28, 2014 2 Photos

  • 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.

    July 28, 2014

  • 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.

    July 26, 2014

  • MS_Andy Billups.jpg 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.

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