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Edmond resident, Randall Thompson announced recently that he is running for Oklahoma State House District 96, which encompasses portions of Oklahoma County and represents all or portions of Arcadia, Choctaw, Edmond, Harrah, Jones, Luther and Oklahoma City.

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Walking into the Russell Dougherty Elementary School library, one is not only surrounded by books, but also by color, creativity and learning in action.

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Edmond Fine Arts Institute has been guided under the creative eye of the Performing Arts Director Brent Pedersen for the past two years. He is someone you should know.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma City Community College adjunct professor, Dr. Nyla Ali Khan, had the unique opportunity to address the Holloway, Ginsburg and Turner Inns of Court at the Oklahoma Bar Association. Her presentation “Revitalization of Federalism and Restoration of Civil Rights in Kashm…

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Good tidings of comfort and joy have been replaced by overwhelmed feelings of accumulation and excess. I love the holidays, but once they’re over, I’m over it. 

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Edmond Police arrested Nicholas Nolan Castleman, 30, of Edmond, on a charge of second degree burglary and two counts of receiving stolen property after a call Monday, Jan. 20, at 130 N. Broadway.

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Parents Helping Parents will host Steve Ellsworth as speaker on Tuesday, Jan. 21. His topic is “When is my love one in recovery going to get back to normal?”

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OKLAHOMA CITY, OK — As the 2020 Oklahoma Legislative Session nears, the Oklahoma Parent Legislative Action Committee (OKPLAC) seeks continued focus on the state’s public schools. Today the group announced its goals for the session developed with input from parents across the state.

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A new chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has been organized in Edmond. The Cordelia Steen Chapter was formed so that working women and those with daytime commitments have the opportunity to be active in one of the most successful and long-standing service organizations…

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OKLAHOMA CITY — When state legislators eliminated the refundability of the state earned income tax credit (EITC) in 2016, more than 200,000 low-to-moderate income families lost an important tool to make ends meet, according to a state senator. 

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The Edmond Arts Association (EAA) announces a program for its January meeting will be a demo by Claire Holloway, professional wildlife artist. She will be working live on a wildlife painting in front of the members and guests of the EAA at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 27 at the Edmond Fine Art Insti…

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The new year brings strategic decision making to the Edmond City Council. In that capacity city councilors held a budget workshop this week to discuss goals for the city’s 2020-21 fiscal year. Mayor Dan O’Neil said he wants the city to choose a new library location. 

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Most developers interested in investing in new downtown projects want more streetscape parking, said Assistant City Manager Steve Commons at Monday’s budget workshop of the Edmond City Council.

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Melissa Naron’s goal is to impact the lives of her students in a positive way through education and preparing them for adulthood. She is a local educator and she is someone you should know.

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EDMOND, Okla. — A father and daughter who are Iranian Americans and residents of Oklahoma are trying to educate others about the turmoil in Iran and the misconceptions they say some people have.

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Edmond has been rated third in the state by Home Snacks in their 6th annual study on the best places to live in Oklahoma for 2020. 

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Hit-or-miss, disorganized, haphazard — do any of these words describe the way you handle your genealogy information and artifacts? Edmond Genealogical Society’s Jan. 20, 2020, speaker, Glenn R. Clure, Sr., will discuss ways to organize these materials.  Clure will cover how he has taken cont…

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Matt Grassmyer likes to lead by example. He does so professionally as director of operations at Hail Trace in Edmond, and he’s someone you should know.

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The Edmond Planning Commission agreed 4-0 to the final plat for Cambria, a residential addition located at 3400 E. 15th Street, east of Coltrane on the south side of E. 15th Street. Tuesday’s vote was 4-0 for the single family property.

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Police arrested an Edmond man on firearms charges after a witness reported a man had fired a gunshot and was mumbling “Where's Cynthia at?”

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Congresswoman Kendra Horn (OK-5) has released her first annual report for Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District, highlighting legislative and district work over the past year. 

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PADUCAH, Kent. —  Edmond resident and Dippin’ Dots CEO Scott Fischer bought the troubled ice cream brand in 2012, and since then has catapulted the company into new points of presence and led the brand to record sales growth. 

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The Oklahoma Corporation Commission may vote tomorrow (January 8) on a proposal to add an additional area code to the geographic area currently served by 405.  The OCC meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Room 301 in the Jim Thorpe State Office Building, 2101 North Lincoln Blvd., Oklahoma City. 

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The University of Central Oklahoma and the City of Edmond will conduct an active shooter exercise from 7 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the old Buddy’s Cafeteria on campus. There will be an increased presence of law enforcement, fire, and EMSA personnel on campus during this time. 

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For the fifth year in a row, the Central Oklahoma Storm Water Alliance (COSWA) member cities of Edmond, Yukon, Midwest City, Norman and Oklahoma City, are partnering with Upcycle Products Inc. in a regional effort to encourage Oklahoma residents to conserve water, reduce water pollution, imp…

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EDMOND, Okla. — The U.S. killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, is sending shockwaves through the Middle East and abroad, said Rasta Rastakhiz, adjunct professor at the University of Central Oklahoma with expertise in U.S. relations with Iran.

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GUTHRIE, Okla. — A deceased person was found in the remains of a mobile home fire at approximately 1:36 a.m. at the intersection of Academy Road and University Avenue.

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Kevin Markey, special agent for the FBI, and Grant Brannum, Criminal Investigative Division for the IRS, will be guest speakers at the 10:30 a.m. Jan. 8 Newcomers meeting at the First Christian Church in Edmond, 2nd Street and Boulevard.

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STILLWATER — Hudson Myers, Edmond, placed first in his category at the American Farmers & Ranchers (AFR) State Speech Contest at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, Dec. 7. He competed in Senior Science.

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Clubhouse Trailer Company has been exhibiting at the annual Midwest Clinic International Band and Orchestra Conference from Dec. 18-21 in Chicago, Ill. The Clubhouse selected the Edmond Santa Fe High School Band’s trailer, which had been completed in August, to make the trip to the event.    

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Multi-Grammy and Emmy Award Nominee David B. Hooten will bring a festive atmosphere to the Armstrong Auditorium stage on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. In addition to being an internationally acclaimed musician, Hooten is also a local business owner and currently serves as Oklahoma County Clerk.

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OSHKOSH, Wis. — An area pilot has now given more than 400 young people a free demonstration airplane ride as part of the EAA “Young Eagles” program, which is introducing a new generation to the world of flight.

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Daily Living Centers of Oklahoma has received a $6,000 donation from the Wegener Foundation, so more elderly Oklahomans can receive quality care the center’s leadership recently announced. Daily LIving Centers Edmond location is at 3413 Wynn Dr.

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Linda Carroll Phelps, 78, was born Nov. 7, 1941. She passed from this life on Jan. 20, 2020. A celebration of Linda's life will be 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at Baggerley Funeral Home, Edmond, Okla.