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Edmond’s Joe Nicholson and his wife Pat are grateful for the care he received at ProCure Proton Therapy Center in Oklahoma City. They also made many friendships during his journey to becoming cancer-free.

“It’s just the greatest place I have been,” said Joe, 79.

Joe and his urologist watched as his prostate-specific antigen (PSA ) increased following a prostate examination three years ago. A biopsy revealed he was in the first stage prostate cancer, meaning it had not spread beyond the gland.

Joe educated himself about all the treatment options available and decided on proton therapy after consulting with two friends who had it.

Drivers can expect lane shifts and the following closures at the intersection of Broadway and 33rd St. in Edmond:

• Eastbound 33rd Street is narrowed to one lane from the railroad to Broadway through Monday. Drivers may still turn right or left at the intersection.

• The right lane of westbound 33rd Street will be intermittently closed just east of Broadway through 7 p.m. Friday for driveway work.

Drivers should expect delays and are strongly encouraged to plan for extra time or to use an alternate route. This reconstruction and widening project continues through summer 2016. More information: http://www.ok.gov/odot/33rd_Broadway.html

Edmond City Council members unanimously endorsed a resolution Monday in opposition to State Question 779 in order to protect the city’s general fund. Supporters of SQ 779 defended the measure.

Registered voters in Oklahoma will be asked on the Nov. 8 statewide ballot whether to approve SQ 779. Approving the measure would create an additional 1 percent sales tax in the state to be deposited into the Oklahoma Education Improvement Fund.

Part of the funding would provide a $5,000 teacher pay raise across-the-board in Oklahoma.

It is up to the people of Oklahoma to determine how much of their tax dollars government should have, Pastor Paul Blair said at a recent gathering of the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce.

“Then it’s our responsibility to fund that proper role of government,” Blair said.

Blair and Adam Pugh will face off in the Aug. 23 Republican primary runoff election for Senate District 41 being vacated by Republican Clark Jolley of Edmond.

Blair’s response was after being asked if he would support changes to Oklahoma’s tax structure and if he would support providing tax incentives for the attraction and expansion of businesses in Oklahoma.

The City of Edmond began purchasing water from Oklahoma City Monday due to peak demand on the city’s water plant, said Casey Moore, spokesman for the City of Edmond.

“That’s something that is a possibility every year. When demand gets above what we can produce we begin purchasing from them,” Moore said.

Oklahoma City water has a little bit different make-up than that of Edmond, Moore said. Arcadia Lake and the Garber-Wellington aquifer are Edmond’s main sources of water.

“It’s not that we are low on water, it’s water we can actually produce,” Moore said.

The $30 million Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center is getting its foundation in place, said Steve Commons, city manager.

The 158-room hotel will be located at 2833 Conference Drive on the northeast corner of Covell and Sooner. It will be a gateway to Edmond with visibility at the northwest corner of Interstate 35 and Covell.

Further economic development of the Interstate 35 corridor will be spurred by the six-story Hilton Garden Inn and Conference Center.

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Construction of the Spring Creek Trail is moving forward, said Assistant City Manager Steve Commons. Groundbreaking for the paved, multiuse Spring Creek Trail at Arcadia Lake was in October.

The Spring Creek Trail will cover 3.1 miles beginning just north of Fox Lake Lane, and running east along the creek to Spring Creek Park at Arcadia Lake. This key trail will be the connection point to the future Arcadia Lake Trail encompassing the lake.

“We found one area where we had a conflict with a utility gas line that we have to work around,” Commons said. “I think we’ve got solutions.”

This week’s Edmond Beautiful pick for Yard of the Week is in Hampton Hollow. The new neighborhood is located east of I-35 near Covell and Air Depot. Paul and Margaret Pedersen, who live at 5809 Great Hampden Road, moved to Edmond from Luther six years ago to downsize from a larger property.

When asked who is the gardener of this beautifully kept yard, Margaret quickly responded, “ . . . gardening is Paul’s passion and he is responsible for all the beauty, color and work that goes into the yard.”

WASHINGTON, DC — The State Department is reopening an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and top aides.

Spokesman John Kirby says the emails probe is restarting now that the Justice Department isn’t pursuing a criminal prosecution. The State Department suspended its review in April to avoid interfering with the FBI’s inquiry.

Kirby set no deadline for the investigation’s completion. Clinton was secretary of state until early 2013. Most of her top advisers left shortly thereafter.

Edmond Democrat Tom Guild won the majority of the City of Edmond’s 31 precincts for the Democratic nomination to the 5th Congressional District of Oklahoma race.

Registered voters in Edmond awarded Guild with 915 votes to the 793 votes cast for state Sen. Al McAffrey in the June 28 primary election.

The two will face each other in the Aug. 23 primary runoff election. The winner will compete against Republican incumbent Congressman Steve Russell of Choctaw in the Nov. 8 general election.

Adam Pugh said he might have to buy a new pair of walking shoes as he continues his door-to-door campaigning for the Senate District 41 primary runoff election Aug. 23.

Pugh, a former U.S. Air Force Captain, won the majority of Edmond votes cast in Tuesday’s primary election. Of the 24 Edmond precincts listed in Senate District 41, Pugh received 2,902 of ballots cast.

“I’m taking today off to spend some time with my family,” Pugh said Wednesday afternoon. “I will spend the next two months campaigning with the same vigor that I have the last seven months.”

What some have called a strange year of national politics did not discourage Oklahomans from going to the ballot box for Tuesday’s statewide primary elections.

A closely watched race in Edmond has been for the State Senate District 41 open seat being vacated by state Sen. Clark Jolley due to term limits.

District 41 Republican candidates Adam Pugh and Paul Blair now head to a Aug. 23 primary runoff election.

After nine years as president and CEO of the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce, Ken Moore informed the Chamber’s board of directors of his plans to step aside.

“I still love coming to work every day, have a great staff to work with and a supportive leadership team,” said Moore. “I’ve been involved in leading chambers of commerce in five different states for 47 years, so I’ve decided to take a break from the day-to-day activities I’m used to.

Polls will be open for elections from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, but other voting options are available.

Voters who do not know their polling location may find it online at www.elections.ok. gov by using the State Election Board’s Online Voter Tool. For more information, contact the Oklahoma County Election Board office at 713-1515.

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Precinct 30, St. Elijah Antiochian Church, 15000 N. May Ave.;

Precinct 31, St. Elijah Antiochian Church, 15000 N. May Ave.;

Precinct 35, Coffee Creek Baptist Church, 1650 N.W. 220th St.;

Precinct 36, St. Monica Catholic Church, 2001 N. Western Ave.;

Precinct 37, Westwood Church of Christ, 3100 W. Danforth Rd.;

Precinct 38, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 308 N.W. 164th St.;

Precinct 39, Calvary Temple, 1801 S. Kelly Ave.;

Precinct 40, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 308 N.W. 164th St.;

Precinct 41, Edmond Road Baptist Church, 1207 W. Edmond Rd.;

Precinct 42, Edmond School Administration, 1001 W. Danforth Rd.;

Precinct 43, Waterloo Road Baptist Church, 3100 E. Waterloo Rd.

Precinct 44, Revive Church Assembly of God, 400 W. Danforth Rd.;

Precinct 45, St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1501 N. Bryant Ave.;

Precinct 46, Highland Ridge Retirement, 1300 E. Ayers;

Precinct 47, Bradford Village, 300 Enz Dr.;

Precinct 48, Edmond Church of God, 1005 N. Broadway;

Precinct 49, Rosewood Manor Apt. Clubhouse, 800 S. Kelly Ave.;

Precinct 50, Calvary Temple, 1801 S. Kelly Ave.;

Precinct 51, The Crossing Clubhouse, 13801 Crossing Way East;

Precinct 52, The Garvey Center, 2501 E. Memorial Rd.;

Precinct 53, Presbyterian Church, 1001 S. Rankin St.;

Precinct 54, First Baptist Church of Edmond, 1300 S.E. 33rd St.;

Precinct 55, First Christian Church, Second St. and Boulevard;

Precinct 56, Edmond Church of Christ, 801 S. Bryant Ave.

Precinct 57, Edmond Church of Christ, 801 S. Bryant Ave.;

Precinct 58, Community of Christ Church, 1200 E. Danforth Rd.;

Precinct 59, Waterloo Road Baptist Church, 3100 E. Waterloo Rd.;

Precinct 60, Life Church, 4500 E. Second St.;

Precinct 61, Spring Creek Assembly of God, 1600 S.E. 15th St.;

Precinct 62, First Baptist Church of Edmond, 1300 S.E. 33rd St.;

Precinct 63, Memorial Road Mennonite Brethren Church, 4201 E. Memorial Rd.

Precinct 64, Life Church, 4500 E. Second St.;

Precinct, 65, St. James AME Church, 700 N. Main St., Arcadia

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The three Republican candidates for Senate District 41 shared their thoughts on issues facing Oklahomans as they made their best case as to why Republican voters should choose them as their candidate when marking their ballots Tuesday.

Edmond residents Paul Blair, Adam Pugh and Jeff Tallent spoke before members of the Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce Friday morning.

With education on the minds of Oklahomans, each of the candidates were asked if they support University of Oklahoma President David Boren’s proposal to add an additional 1 cent sales tax on purchases to support education.

State Question 779 would create a 1 percent sales tax in the state to be deposited into the Oklahoma Education Improvement Fund.

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Armstrong Auditorium has announced that it has received the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

Now in its sixth year, the achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience.

“We are grateful to receive this recognition,” said Shane Granger, APR, marketing director for Armstrong Auditorium. “We work hard to bring excellence to Oklahoma audiences with our world-class performances and customer service. It means our patrons continue to enjoy our beautiful auditorium and the programs we provide.”

Former Edmond resident Salome Vaughn wants to add her friendly service voice to the office of Logan County District 2 County Commissioner.

Vaughn will face two Republicans in the June 28 primary election, incumbent County Commissioner Mike Pearson and candidate Don Spencer.

No other candidates from other political parties are running in the Logan County District 2 County Commissioner race. The winner of the primary election will be elected Tuesday.

Vaughn, a paralegal, said she would always maintain a balanced budget. She researched the District 2 budget last year. And she wants the people to have more of a voice for what happens with their own money.

Adversity breeds innovation and creativity, said House District 39 candidate Michael Buoy of Edmond.

“I just believe that hard work is an important feature that any leader needs to have,” Buoy said at a candidates forum Monday that was sponsored by the Edmond Republican Women’s Club.

A pastor at Victory Church, Buoy was formerly with Life Church and has operated his own real estate and mortgage business.

“You need to be willing to get in there. That’s going to fix a lot of our issues and our broken budget,” Buoy said.

Fewer government regulations would infuse the entrepreneurial spirit with ideas, said Frank Volpe, a retired Navy Commander for 27 years and a candidate for Oklahoma’s 5th District of Congress.

“That’s what I will fight for. That’s how we will help ourselves out of this $19 trillion (debt) and counting that they voted for in December,” Volpe said.

Volpe and other Republicans had an opportunity to hear from their local candidates Monday evening at the Festival Market Place in downtown Edmond.

“We’ve got to break out the entrepreneur backpack,” he said.

“My area of expertise is national and nuclear strategic command and control,” said Volpe, a Harrah resident.

With a zest for life, Edmond resident James Forsythe, known better as “Buzz” to friends and acquaintances, can be described with many words, most of them as colorful as he is.

In his 83rd year as he likes to say, Forsythe, 82, was born at home Dec. 14, 1933, in an upstairs apartment at the northwest corner of First and Fretz streets.

“I was born on the kitchen table (which was) spread with The Edmond Sun, so I have been told,” Forsythe said.

The Oklahoma Second Amendment Association, the largest and most active gun rights group in Oklahoma, has endorsed Paul Blair in his Republican Primary for state Senate. Paul Blair is a candidate for the vacant Senate District 41 seat.

“Paul Blair’s character is impeccable,” says OK2A President, Tim Gillespie. “I trust Paul Blair to be a voice people can trust and a champion of the Constitution. He has a proven record of understanding, defending and championing the Second Amendment.”

OK2A actively advocates for Oklahoma’s gun rights with multiple pro-Second Amendment bills during each legislative session. Gillespie says he is confident in telling gun owners they should elect Paul Blair as their newest and strongest ally at the state Capitol.

Senate District 41 hopeful Adam Pugh hears concerns about the state budget and the state’s overall economy as he campaigns door-to-door.

“It’s what I hear on a localized issue or things that are pertinent to Oklahomans,” said Pugh, 38, who wants to bring a common sense approach to conservative state government.

“I just want to be part of the solution,” said Pugh, R-Edmond.

Pugh, 38, will face off with Paul Blair, 53, and Jeff Tallent, 70, in the Republican primary election June 28.

Edmond Democrat Kevin McDonald, 41, the 2015-16 District Teacher of the Year, also filed for Senate District 41 and will face the Republican nominee Nov. 8. Edmond Libertarian Richard Prawdzienski, 68, is vying for state Senate District 41.

Pugh saw the difference a good man can make when he was on the staff of former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, he said. Pugh wants good men and women with integrity representing Oklahomans at the state Capitol.

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Former Edmond mayor and corporation commissioner Patrice Douglas was named the new CEO of the Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Tuesday afternoon. The salary for the newly created CEO position will be $250,000 a year.

In a statement, the chair of the TSET Board of Directors, Jim Gebhart, said, “Her experience in business, banking, community service and building partnerships across the state will be a valuable asset as we work together to build a brighter, healthier, more prosperous future for Oklahoma.”

Sometimes something just catches your eye. It was 2004 and I was in Lubbock, Texas, touring the Buddy Holly Center. I was enjoying myself — reliving high school days and humming “Peggy Sue” and “That’ll Be the Day.” I stopped in front of a case in the middle of the gallery and there they were — Buddy Holly’s glasses.

It was such a personal thing and it hit me right in the heart. Since then I’ve looked for glasses worn by other famous people. My collection is small — four pictures — but each one represents a feeling of intimate connection with the owners. Holly’s glasses are particularly poignant. He was wearing them when his plane crashed into a snowy field near Clear Lake, Iowa.

July events at Touchmark at Coffee Creek, 2801 Shortgrass Road in Edmond will begin on the seventh with the Parkview Breakfast at 10 a.m. Breakfast will be served by the sales team. RSVP by July 5 at 340-1975.

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As Oklahomans took to social media with their reactions to the Orlando club mass shooting that killed 53 and wounded 50 others, Edmond community members and local churches are holding family members of the victims up in prayer.

Life.Church in Edmond asked members to pray for those whose lives were touched.

A post on the Life.Church website states, “Our hearts break for all of those affected by the shootings in Orlando, Fla. We’re praying for everyone who has been shaken by this tragedy. If you or someone needs prayer please click on www.life.church/prayer.”

With a name like “Tacos at the TP,” those attending an Edmond family fun night June 25 can expect great food, live music and fun activities for the entire family at a historic landmark for Deer Creek and Edmond residents.

Once known throughout the region as the “tepee” church at Northwest 178th and MacArthur, the site is now on the National Register of Historic Places, the unusual design work of famous Oklahoma architect Bruce Goff.

Santa Fe Presbyterian Church celebrated its 20th anniversary March 17. On March 17, 1996, the church at 1603 N. Santa Fe Ave. was officially chartered as a congregation with 150 members.

On May 22 during Trinity Sunday/Heritage Sunday, 28 charter members of the original 150 were honored by the congregation.

Swimming runs in Steve Riggs’ family. His 106-year-old grandmother lived in Ponca City with his parents and started swimming early in her life. She decided to quit swimming when she turned 99.

“She said it messed up her hair,” Riggs said laughing.

If for no other reason, living past 100 seems a good enough reason to keep swimming, he said.

As a student Riggs swam at both the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma State University.

The son of slain Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello was ordered Wednesday to have a competency test.

In February Special Judge Lisa Hammond ordered Christian Erin Costello to trial for the stabbing death of his father. Costello, 27, is charged with first-degree murder.

Christian’s family has stated that Christian struggles with a mental health disease. In November, his defense team described Christian as “very remorseful” of his father’s death.

OU Medical Center Edmond’s medical staff elected Ash B. Bowen, M.D., as Chief of Surgery for the facility. Bowen specializes in urology and is board certified by the American Board of Urology. His clinical office is on Eastern Avenue in Edmond.

A native of Enid, Bowen earned his undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State University prior to attending Tulane Medical School in New Orleans. He completed his residency in urology at Tulane Medical Center before joining OU Physicians and the medical staff at OU Medical System in 2012.

Transgender students’ access to bathrooms is at the front of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) agenda, but at this time states are divided on their stances.

The Obama administration sent a joint letter from the Departments of Education and Justice to schools with guidelines to ensure that “transgender students enjoy a supportive and nondiscriminatory school environment.”

Congressman Steve Russell has been focusing his energy on supporting the POSTURE Act, a bill he supports in the House of Representatives that would prevent the budget from depleting the U.S. military to levels experienced before World War II.

Russell was in Edmond Friday engaged in a town hall at the Tealridge Retirement Community.

“Some of you will remember in this room before the 1940 National Defense Act that we had, our military was not ready for much,” Russell said.

Russell pointed out that President Barack Obama this year wanted to cut an additional 40,000 members of the military. So Russell joined the bill’s author Congressman Chris Gibson, R-N.Y., as a co-sponsor of the bill.

Flowers and candy are always a pleasant surprise for mom. But this Mother’s Day week, local families will bond with mom over the new craze of coloring. It all started as a new trend with young adults who use coloring to destress. Now research shows coloring has big health benefits for the elderly, too.

This year a local business will introduce families to a new twist on tradition.

SYNERGY HomeCare of Edmond will celebrate Mother’s Day in a most colorful way, with a fun event coloring book event for elderly moms.

Coloring helps with the six Cs including: coordination, creativity, communication, calmness, capability and connection.

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These are difficult times for the state of Oklahoma as lawmakers grapple with a $1.3-billion budget shortfall, said state Rep. Randy McDaniel.

The Edmond Republican has launched his re-election campaign for House District 83.

McDaniel said he is encouraged by the hard work being done by legislators looking for real answers to fund core services while balancing the budget.

“I’m taking the budget shortfall very seriously,” said McDaniel, 48. “Education is a priority to me. We must find solutions to minimize the impact on education during these challenging times.”

Pastor Paul Blair, 53, of Edmond, will face two other Republican hopefuls in his bid for Senate District 41.

The district will be an open seat this year with the departure of state Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, due to term limits. Voters may recall that Blair was a 2012 Republican candidate for Senate District 41 but lost that election to Jolley.

“Our state is facing many challenges today,” Blair said. “Being born and raised in Edmond, I have seen our community and state pull together before in times of crisis with common-sense conservative solutions. I am confident that with the right kind of principled leadership, we can do the same today.”

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100.1 Edmond/88.5 Oklahoma City The House FM was recognized by the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters (OAB) as a Community Service Award recipient. This is the 14th year in a row that the radio networks have been a recipient of the award.

The House FM is the only noncommercial network to receive the award this year. Jamie Olivas, promotions director at the radio stations said, “It’s an honor to be employed at a ministry that consists of helping the community and sharing the love of Christ in every way we can.”

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Republican State Rep. Randy Grau, of Edmond, announced Friday morning he will not submit his name as a candidate for a fourth term in the Oklahoma House of Representatives.

The time for candidates to file for state and federal offices was set to close at 5 p.m. Friday at the Oklahoma State Election Board at the state Capitol.

At 2 p.m. Friday, three other candidates had filed this week for House District 81.

“Serving my hometown is one of the greatest honors of my life,” Grau said. “I have the deepest respect for the people I represent. They are my friends and neighbors, and I feel blessed just to know them.”

Two incidents of fraudulent charges on credit cards were reported to Edmond Police Wednesday.

“The similarity of the victims is that they have both used the (Circle K) gas stations at 15th and I-35,” Edmond Police Department spokeswoman Jenny Wagnon said Wednesday. “So our detective who is in charge of that type of crime called out there to the gas station to have them look and they said they were in the middle of actually switching out their pumps this morning.”

In the past year the Edmond Police Department has located credit card skimmers at Circle K at Edmond Road and Santa Fe, Circle K at 15th and Broadway, Circle K at 33rd and Boulevard and a Shell station located at Danforth and Bryant. The Shell gas station does not exist anymore, said Jenny Wagnon, Edmond Police Department spokeswoman.

Two incidents of fraudulent charges were reported to Edmond Police Wednesday.

“The similarity of the victims is that they have both used the (Circle K) gas stations at 15th and I-35,” Wagon said Wednesday. “So our detective who is in charge of that type of crime called out there to the gas station to have them look and they said they were in the middle of actually switching out their pumps this morning.”

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A large outpour of candidates running for state and federal government posts is expected this week at the Oklahoma State Election Board at the Oklahoma State Capitol.

Every House of Representatives seat and roughly half of state Senate seats are up for grabs, according to the election board.

U.S. Sen. James Lankford, R-Edmond, filed to run for a full term in the United States Senate on Friday.

“I want to continue my mission to bring common sense and practical solutions at this critical time in our nation,” Lankford said. “There are no easy answers to the issues we face, but we must confront the reality of our debt, our overregulation and the stagnant economy that hurts every Oklahoma family.”

A state question that would place the selection process for Oklahoma appellate judges as well as members of the state Supreme Court in the hands of voters would take Oklahoma back to the bad old days of special interests interfering with the judiciary, said Lydia Lee, an Edmond attorney.

Judicial appointments are highly vetted to screen for the most qualified of all candidates without political manipulation by special interest groups, Lee said. People running for office have got to raise money.

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City of Edmond voters gave their nod of approval to extend two city sales taxes for 10 years each Tuesday night. Both the penny sales tax and the half-cent sales tax were set to expire in 2017.

Supporters of the sales tax initiative gathered at a watch party Tuesday night at the University of Central Oklahoma Jazz Lab to watch the election results.

With all 31 Edmond precincts reporting, Proposition No. 1 passed overwhelmingly with 80.12 percent of the vote. There were 4,894 yes votes to 1,214 no votes with 19.88 percent of votes cast against the proposition, according to the Oklahoma County Election Board.

State Rep. Randy Grau plans to file for re-election to state House District 81. Grau said he has always tried as hard as possible to represent the district.

“Even though I haven’t necessarily had an opponent, it doesn’t mean I haven’t been out in the district consistently and continuously talking to my constituents, making sure they know that I’m available and always listen,” said Grau, R-Edmond.

Grau noted that government reform has been a major thrust of his contributions to state government. Making sure government runs efficiently as possible is a priority for Grau, he said.

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Edmond voters will cast their ballots Tuesday in what shall determine their quality of life for years to come.

A special election April 5 will give registered voters the opportunity to extend two sales taxes. These sales tax extensions will not pose an additional levy on Edmond residents, Mayor Charles Lamb said.

Both the general purpose 1-cent sales tax and the 1/2-cent sales tax extensions must be approved by a vote of the people or they will expire in 2017.

The city would experience a revenue gap of several years unless sales tax extensions happen, said Larry Stevens, city manager.

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The 2015-16 performing arts series at Armstrong Auditorium will come to a close with a performance by the Herbert W. Armstrong College Choral Union at 7:30 p.m. April 7.

The Herbert W. Armstrong College Choral Union will join forces with a professional orchestra and soloists to perform an oratorio of King Solomon’s Song of Songs. This performance features an original musical setting of the text, composed by Herbert W. Armstrong College Music Director Ryan Malone.

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A barn explosion at 3436 E. Waterloo Road left one barn a total loss and a large shed with partial damage. The area is a quarter-mile west of Coltrane and south of Waterloo, Edmond Fire Chief Doug Hall said.

Firefighters responded to the blaze at 10:49 a.m. Friday after a caller alerted 911 dispatch with news of an explosion, Hall said.

“We got on the scene. It’s actually in no-man’s-land about half a mile outside of our response district to the north,” Hall said.

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Plans for a restaurant at the old Ice House building, located just west of the railroad tracks in downtown Edmond brought the Edmond Planning Commission to agree to partial closing of West Second Street that dead ends into the BNSF right-of-way for the Creamery at 101 W. Second Street, including a portion of the east-west alley north of Second Street.

The vote was 5-0 for the request made by Chip Fudge with Film Exchange Row, LLC.

“It’s going to be a dead-end street forever,” said Bob Schiermeyer, city planner.

Schiermeyer said easements in this addition were provided for in 1890 with the plat of the original townsite. The railroad extended through Edmond, east of this site starting in1886, he noted. The building to house the Creamery Restaurant dates back to 1909.

“It’s not a bad idea for this redevelopment,” Schiermeyer said.

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Christian faith is not based on opinion, said Pastor Paul Blair of Fairview Baptist Church.

“Faith is based on fact,” Blair said.

Blair is the author of a recently published 28-page booklet for mass production entitled, “Not Blind Faith: The Verifiable Evidence that God Exists and Jesus Rose from the Dead”.

The publisher of the book is Reclaiming America for Christ which is a ministry of Fairview Baptist Church.

Congressman Steve Russell defended the Republican record of getting conservative legislation through Congress.

There was no legislation passed by Congress that made it to President Barack Obama’s desk from 2010-14, Russell said at a recent town hall at Fairview Baptist Church.

“Why? Because they were held in the Senate by Harry Reid,” Russell said.

Six pieces of legislation made it to Obama’s desk in 2015 through the reconciliation process, Russell continued. Both the Senate and the House are supposed to set a budget at the beginning of every year.

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Super Tuesday roared through Oklahoma and voters joined 10 other states casting ballots in the Democrat and Republican primary elections to help choose candidates for the President of the United States.

A strong voter turn-out is predicted according to Oklahoma County Election Board Secretary Doug Sanderson.

“If you look at our early voting here and then our mail-in, it was about double what it was for the last presidential preferential four years ago,” Sanderson said.

Either former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or Vermont U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders must receive 2,383 delegates in all to win their party’s nomination at the convention floor.

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R. Lucille Bradford, 93, of Edmond, Okla., passed away Nov. 12, 2019. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at Edmond Road Baptist Church with burial at Fairlawn Cemetery in Elk City, Okla.