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ENID — Livestock shows are a staple of Oklahoma. The bond between animals and students, especially children, is an illuminating experience. Grand champion smiles were especially radiating from the Chisholm Trail Expo Center in Enid during the second annual Gold Star Classic-AFR Special Needs…

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Best of Books has announced the upcoming author signings for author Noah Milligan. He will sign copies of his book, “Into Captivity They Will Go,” from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19.

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EDMOND, Okla. — Craig McAlister on Saturday resigned as the University of Central Oklahoma's head hockey coach citing health concerns.

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Citizens Bank of Edmond’s Heard on Hurd will return from 6-10 p.m. Saturday at the corner of Broadway and Hurd in downtown Edmond for the last event of the 2019 season.

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Realtor.com® and Veterans United Home Loans  announced that recently retired U.S. Navy Veteran, Chief Gunner's Mate Rico Baker of Edmond has won the $75,000 prize in the Veterans United Home Loans and realtor.com® Home Giveaway Sweepstakes.

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Residents are invited to attend a free Edmond Electric and Edmond Water Resources Open House on Thursday, October 17, held in conjunction with National Public Power Week from Oct. 6-12. The event had been scheduled for Oct. 10 but was changed to Oct. 17 because of anticipated rain and strong…

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The Edmond chapter of Parents Helping Parents will meet at 6:30-7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at McLaren's Pantry, 3414 S. Boulevard in the Boulevard Shopping Center at the southeast corner of 33rd and Boulevard. The restaurant is closed to the general public at 6 p.m. 

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Tracy S. Loper, M.D., has been named medical director of Autumn Life Center, an inpatient behavioral health program for senior adults, housed within OU Medical Center Edmond. The center offers specialized care for mature adults ages 55 and older, who suffer from changes in emotional, mental …

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The Edmond Hall of Fame banquet occurs every five years and has since its inception in 1981. The Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the banquet to honor individuals whose civic and professional contributions are exceptional.

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The Edmond Urban Forestry department has 95 trees available this fall through the Foster-A-Tree program. Any resident living within Edmond City limits on a publicly maintained street can sign up to have a tree planted in the street right-of-way adjacent to their property.  

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Edmond resident Erin Engelke grew up in a small mountain town in southern Idaho, but she was born along the beaches of Florida. She is someone you should know. 

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EDMOND — The city's 130-year heritage was represented well at the 2019 Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast when considering about 200 early settlers first settled in tents they pitched nearby the railroad tracks, Mayor Dan O’Neil said. Hundreds gathered at Tuesday’s breakfast on the University of Centr…

The OHCE Genealogy Group will meet at 10:15 a.m.  on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Oklahoma History Center. Group President, Jan Beattie, will present “Leaving a Lasting Legacy … Conduct a Life Story Interview.”

Calm Waters Center for Children and Families, the only grief center in Central Oklahoma offering free grief support services to the entire family, has announced that for the first time in collective memory, there is a wait list for the Center’s Thursday night divorce support group.

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Edmond-based Hip Hop artist The True CW, also known as Christopher Watkins, announces the release of his upcoming single, “A Night Out,” on Thursday.

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Residents are invited to attend a free Edmond Electric and Edmond Water Resources Open House on Thursday, October 17, held in conjunction with National Public Power Week from Oct. 6-12. The event had been scheduled for Oct. 10 but was changed to Oct. 17 because of anticipated rain and strong…

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ARCADIA — The acoustic band Functional Polly will provide Morning Music on Saturday, Oct. 12, and the monthly jam session known as Round Barn Rendezvous is set for Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Arcadia Round Barn.

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Edmond Pride will be hosting its first ecumenical worship service at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Southern Hills Christian Church in Edmond.

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The Edmond Genealogical Society will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 21 at the LDS Church, 1315 E. 33rdStreet in Edmond. Their program is “The Salem Witch Trials … A Tale of Three Sisters.” It will be presented by Jan Beattie, president of the Edmond Genealogical Society. She said you won't w…

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It’s been said that the city that controls its water, controls its destiny.

It was just a few years after Len Slater graduated from the NYU School of Medicine when the first cases of AIDS were diagnosed. In fact, the young physician was training as a resident and fellow in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases at Einstein College of Medicine when he saw some of …

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SANTA RITA, Guam —An Edmond North High School and University of Oklahoma graduate and Edmond native is serving with the U.S. Navy aboard one of the world’s most advanced nuclear-powered submarines, USS Asheville.

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Traveling State Highway 74 north just south of Waterloo Road is one of Oklahoma County’s last unpaved roads.

Clubhouse Trailer Company has been named #1 in the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber’s annual Metro 50 Awards. The accolade ranks 50 of central Oklahoma’s fastest-growing, privately-held companies based on their percentage of annual growth between 2016 and 2018. Qualified companies are required …

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A question at the Federal Reserve has been whether to raise interest rates just so they will be high enough to cut again if a financial crisis presents itself with the need to cut rates, said Russell Evans, Ph.D., executive director of the Steven C. Agee Economic Research & Policy Institute. 

OKLAHOMA CITY — National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6-12, and the Oklahoma Region of the American Red Cross urges everyone to practice their home fire escape plan and test their smoke alarms.

The Super Scoop ice cream shop recently merged with Not Your Average Joe, a nonprofit in Oklahoma City that shares the same mission as The Super Scoop in hiring adults of all abilities. Upon merging, the nonprofit saw the most opportunity to help people by marrying the two brands together to…

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The Edmond Economic Development Authority (EEDA) recently hosted Market Forecast, sponsored by First Fidelity Bank, on Thursday, Sept. 26 at the Edmond Conference Center, 2833 Conference Drive. The event included networking, a featured speaker, hors d'oeuvres and drinks.

WICHITA, Kan. — More than 350 students completed their degrees at Wichita State University in summer 2019.  Edmond resident Emily Carro was among those listed to have earned a Master of Physician Assistant.

CLAREMORE — Rogers State University has announced its President's and Dean's Honor Rolls for the Summer 2019 semester. Sydney Connelly was among those listed on the Dean’s Honor Roll.

OTTAWA, Kan. — Ottawa University announces those students named to the Spring 2019 Dean's List, Dean's Honor Roll and those awarded with the Medal of Excellence. These honors were celebrated at the 2019 Fall Convocation ceremony.

SEARCY, Ark. — Emma Baird of Edmond was one of 40 students who received a white coat from the College of Pharmacy at Harding University. The ceremony represents the educational transition from the general studies of the undergraduate level to professional pharmacy education.

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Residents are invited to attend a free Edmond Electric, Edmond Water Resources Open House from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, held in conjunction with National Public Power Week from Oct. 6-12. Edmond Electric and Edmond Water Resources are hosting the Open House at the Cross Timbers Public …

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The Downtown Edmond Business Association (DEBA) is hosting its second annual scarecrow decorating contest. Members of DEBA were each given a scarecrow and asked to decorate it and display it in the downtown area to help bring fall fun to Downtown Edmond.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — While a urologist is not by definition a primary care physician, urology specialists often play significant roles in comprehensive healthcare for men. Ash Bowen, M.D., OU Medicine urology expert in Edmond, cited a 2016 men’s health survey, which indicated improvement in many …

The Edmond Republican Women’s Club is sponsoring the upcoming Patriots Forum, featuring dynamic speakers they said everyone should hear. The forum will be from 8:45-9:30 a.m. with check-in and Continental Breakfast Saturday, Oct. 5 at Oak Tree Country Club. 

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Shannon Price, director of the Edmond Fine Arts Institute, was born in North Carolina, where her dad was stationed during his time in the Marine Corps, but the family moved to Edmond in 1969 and she has been here ever since.

St. George Greek Orthodox Church’s 35th Annual Greek Festival is from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. St. George’s is at Northwest 145th Street and Pennsylvania.

The annual Edmond Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is at 7 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 8 in the University of Central Oklahoma Nigh Center Grand Ballroom. This year’s speaker is Senator James Lankford.

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Charles Frederick "Freddie" Marks, Sr., died Oct. 12, 2019. Born Aug. 29, 1929, and raised in Edmond, Okla., he was the middle child of five and the third of four boys born to Mary Alice McCaulley Marks and Luther W. Marks II. Freddie's early life as part of a third-generation family active …

Dana Leon Stilwell, age 71, of Bella Vista, Ark., died Oct. 10, 2019. He was born Jan. 25, 1948, in Oklahoma City, Okla. Dana proudly served in the Navy. He is survived by his wife, Robin Stilwell. Arrangements by Bella Vista Funeral Home & Crematory. For condolences and full obit see ww…