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Chamber Music In Oklahoma will present in concert the winners of its Student String Quartet Competition at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26 in the Radke Fine Arts Theater on the University of Central Oklahoma Campus in Edmond. 

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The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority officially added 40 more megawatts of wind energy to its resource portfolio on Jan. 1. OMPA is the power supplier for the City of Edmond, as well as 41 other cities and towns around Oklahoma.

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Dentistry gives Dr. Kari Bender a way to help others. Bender is the owner of Creative Edge Dentistry and she is someone you should know.

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On New Year’s Day City Councilman Josh Moore invited community members to adopt an intersection to help make Edmond more beautiful in the coming year.

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Best of Books store manager Shelbee King has a love of of books that includes reading them and helping others to find books they would love to read. She is someone you should know.

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Parents Helping Parents next speaker on Tuesday, Jan. 7 is Patty Gail Patton, LPC, LMFT, LADC. Her topic is, “Letting Go of Your Alcoholic/Addict is Not for Sissies.”

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Whether talking about educators, students, schools or programs, Edmond and Deer Creek public school districts stood out from others in the state in 2019.

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Two University of Central Oklahoma students received military commissions in connection with the completion of the UCO Army ROTC program and degrees during the university’s annual fall commissioning service held Dec. 13 at Central.             

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A personal injury collision involving a sleepy Edmond man occurred just after 7 p.m. Wednesday on U.S. Interstate 35 about half a mile south of Waterloo Road, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

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Faith, hope, and love has never let the HOPE Center of Edmond down. Edmond’s good samaritans give to transform lives, to lift people from despair. One kind act could potentially impact generations.

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Curtis W. Rawls, M.S., L.P.C., has joined the multidisciplinary healthcare team at Autumn Life Center as director of Behavioral Services. Housed within OU Medical Center Edmond, Autumn Life Center offers inpatient behavioral health programs for senior adults. 

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Second Half Heroes is a new networking/resources group that held its second meeting recently.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — On Jan. 31, 2020, Urban Land Institute Oklahoma will host its 6th Annual Impact Awards at the Tower Theatre. Edmond Railyard is a finalist in the category of Small Scale Development.

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Elementary students sitting cross-legged covered the first floor of the open area while fifth graders stood looking over the second floor balcony at Charles Haskell Elementary School Friday. They were waiting in anticipation for the big surprise their principal had in store for them.

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A rocketship slide once designed as a modern play item to capture the imagination of children at Stephenson Park will have a new mission.

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After a swift investigation, Edmond Police detectives quickly identified the suspect that sent a threatening phone message Wednesday afternoon to a student at Edmond Memorial High School, said Emily Ward, Edmond Police spokeswoman.

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The City of Edmond continues to study how to best consolidate city offices into an new City Hall building, Assistant City Manager Steve Commons said at a casual gathering.

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The State Election Board has launched a brand new tool that will provide the state’s online voter services in one convenient location. The OK Voter Portal debuted this month on the State Election Board website at elections.ok.gov. State Election Board Secretary Paul Ziriax, a…

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The Oklahoma ’89er Days Celebration is just months away with the dates of April 14-18, 2020. The search for a successor for 2019 Queen Rebeka Breger of Cashion and 2019 Princess Halle Barker of Jones will take place on Dec.14-15 in Edmond and in Guthrie.

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Clint Rohr began his rich history with the University of Central Oklahoma in 2001, serving as a graduate assistant for the College of Arts, Media and Design, now known as the College of Fine Arts and Design. He is someone you should know.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Cancer researchers operate from a fundamental premise: Tumor cells are very smart. Because of their ability to disguise themselves, hide or otherwise evade the immune cells that can kill them, the key to successful treatment depends upon taking away those powers.

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“The Curbside Chronicle” is launching its next new product line, and bringing back a community favorite, to provide employment for people working their way out of homelessness this holiday season.

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Edmond Police have booked one man and two women from Arkansas on charges of credit card fraud. On Nov. 25 police arrested Jeremiah Hollis, Jr., 25; Porsha Lashea McCarter, 33, and Lakisha Moenique Pace, 27.

It’s an Old-Fashioned Holiday Hop from 1-4 p.m. Dec. 7. “Hop” to three historical places for free holiday crafts, cocoa, music, Santa photos at the 1889 Territorial Schoolhouse, vintage toys, and the opportunity to view The Retro Christmas exhibit.  

McCall’s Men’s Wear, downtown Edmond’s oldest retailer, is closing.

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A one vehicle collision resulted in injury to an Edmond woman at approximately 11:24 a.m. Tuesday on  Waterloo Road, about a half a mile west of Portland Avenue, and approximately 3.5 miles northwest of Edmond in Logan County.

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Worried faces relax. Children smile as they carry their new toys. People no longer have to choose between food, utility and their medicines. HOPE Center of Edmond unites the community.

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The City of Edmond wants to again remind area residents the Edmond Library building located at 10 South Boulevard is set for temporary closure from Dec. 9, 2019, through March 2020. The building is owned by the City of Edmond, but the library is managed by the Metropolitan Library System. 

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OKLAHOMA CITY — The public can now pre-order The Nature Conservancy’s recently debuted monarch license plate by visiting nature.org/okmonarchs. The Nature Conservancy aims to collect 100 pre-orders within 180 days. 

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Speakers for the Tuesday, Dec. 3 meeting of Parents Helping Parents are four professional counselors. Their topics cover, "What parents need to know!" 

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Courtney Bullard, founder of The Pearl House in Ghana and a University of Central Oklahoma graduate, recently spoke at the Oak Tree Clubhouse spreading non-profit’s mission. 

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OKLAHOMA — In the blink of an eye summer is over and now it’s fall. Before you know it, it will be time for the holidays again. Fortunately, the U.S. Postal Service has your back with all the mailing deadlines you need to know for the expected delivery of cards and gifts to your loved ones, …

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The Central Business District expanded with a recent vote by the Edmond City Council. All five city council members voted to rezone a single family district located on the west side of the railroad, north of Edmond Road, east of Fretz Avenue, and south of Hurd to the CBD.

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Today, the President’s Commission on White House Fellows announces the appointment of the 2019-2020 class of White House Fellows. The highly regarded White House Fellowship provides professionals from diverse backgrounds an opportunity to engage in public service for one year by serving in v…

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Chicken Salad Chick, the nation's only southern-inspired, fast casual chicken salad restaurant concept recently held a ribbon cutting with the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce to celebrate their grand opening. 

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As Halloween approaches, carved pumpkins are fired up and guarding the homes of festive Edmond residents against ghouls and ghosts that may turn up for the holiday. 

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The Edmond City Council on Tuesday passed an ordinance in compliance with state law regarding medical marijuana dispensaries. The vote was 5-0.

OKLAHOMA CITY — March of Dimes announced the Nurse of the Year awards at a special ceremony on Oct. 3 at the Riverwind Casino. Among award recipients was an Edmond nurse.

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Bailey Byers aspires to enter the ministry after earning a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry from Oklahoma Baptist University in 2018.

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Kim Hastings, Ph.D., Edmond Public Schools’ Response to Intervention (RTI) instructional specialist, has been named the School Psychologist of the Year by the Oklahoma School Psychological Association.

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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.