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Sydney Angle danced into life in 2004, and she just kept dancing for the next nine years, celebrating her birthday on April 15, 2013. On May 20, 2013, an EF-5 tornado swept her and six of her schoolmates away from the families and friends who loved them. 

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Norman Regional Health Foundation was recently awarded a grant from the Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation. The grant will fund a bi-directional amplifying system for the new Norman Regional Moore facility.

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While the temporary emergency department and outpatient facility serving Moore continues to perform above expectations, clients will soon be able to enter the new $32 million, four-story Norman Regional Moore facility for tests, treatment and more. The temporary facility was built on site af…

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An Oklahoma City man is facing felony charges for scamming a Moore couple out of $3,577.53. The money was part of the insurance settlement the couple received after their home was damaged in the March 25, 2015 tornado.

  • By Wanda Billbe  For The American

One of our favorite things to do is view a beautiful sunset. Not surprising, some of the best are found at Florida beaches, Huntington Beach, California and Laguna Beach, California.

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Learn the latest and greatest gardening techniques from Extension Specialists and Educators trained in horticulture and related fields. The Cleveland County Extension office is currently accepting registration for the 2016 Master Gardener program. Space is limited so apply early. The cost is…

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The British Library in London, has the oldest valentine. It is a poem written in French in 1415 by Charles Duke of Orleans to his wife.

  • By Wanda Billbe  For The American

Everywhere you turn there are hearts, cupids and flashy signs reminding us that Valentine’s Day will soon be here.

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Early voting will begin Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Cleveland County Election Board Office, 641 E. Robinson, Norman for next Tuesday’s Annual School Election and City of Moore Primary. Eligible voters who want to vote can do so in person at the Election Board office on Thursday, Feb. 4, or Frid…

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St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church is hosting a workshop and luncheon for anyone who would like to get involved in The Freedmen Bureau Project, or who is interested in Black family history research. The workshop will be at 11 a.m. on Jan 30, at St. John’s, 5700 North Kelly Ave, OKC ,73111.…

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The Moore Public Library combines coloring books and stress relief with the next edition of its new Adult Coloring class at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, in Room A of the library, 225 S. Howard Ave.

  • By Wanda Billbe  For the American

As we enter this New Year we are hopeful. The year will be full of new experiences, twists and turns that will guide us through the next 12 months.

Congressman Tom Cole stopped by The Transcript offices last week. Cole has been enjoying being back in Oklahoma, especially his hometown of Moore, over the holidays. He saw “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the Moore Warren Theatre on Christmas Day. Cole said he’s been pleased with the growt…

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The Moore Public Library is giving an opportunity for local shoppers to learn couponing skills from an expert, welcoming Patsy Smith of the website ConsumerQueen.com for a pair of upcoming programs at the library, 225 S. Howard Ave.

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Despite cold weather and slick streets, several city council and mayoral candidates have filed to run for offices in the upcoming city election. Filing has been ongoing at the Cleveland County Election Board office in Norman since Monday and runs through Wednesday at 5 p.m. 

  • By Wanda Billbe For The American

In just two days the New Year will begin. A year full of hope, happiness and wonderful new adventures is upon us. Some may look to the New Year with expectancy. Others with fear.

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It’s Christmas Eve and millions of children will hang Christmas stockings by the fireplace or on their bedpost. Stockings come in all shapes and sizes from plain to glittering, from cute to traditional. 

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Serving non-alcoholic “mocktails” and following AAA’s “ABCs of Partygiving” at your holiday get-togethers can help make sure your guests get home safely when the party is over.

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Norman Regional has received questions from patients about the health system's participation in Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) insurance plans. These questions are regarding individual plans that people purchase on the Federal Exchange Health Insurance Marketplace. BCBS is dropping the BlueCh…

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Our church sits on a hill. It is impossible not to appreciate the glittering lights from the houses and businesses below.

  • By Judy Kautz  Cleveland County Master Gardener

Our first freeze is imminent, and now is the time to harvest your remaining produce before our lows dipped below 32 degrees. But, how do you store these vegetables so you can enjoy them into the winter?

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Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity wants folks to run their turkey off at the Third Annual Turkey Day 5K to benefit homes for Moore tornado victims. The 5K starts at 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day followed by the 1-mile Fun Run at 9:30 a.m. 

  • By Wanda Billbe  For The American

While waiting in a check-out line at a department store, I overheard the clerk tell the customer ahead of me her woes. She was a single mother and had been up all night with a sick child. 

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Norman Municipal Hospital opened its doors on June 16, 1946. There were 40 beds and the hospital employed 30 to 40 people. Insurance covered catastrophic illness and injury, and people made payment arrangements for the rest. 

NORMAN — Cleveland County commissioners approved a contract for social marketing services for the Cleveland County Health Department and approved the purchase and installation of a full color, double-sided LED sign, also for the health department site in Norman on Monday.

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Find your inner child with library's adult coloring program

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• Library closed for Veterans Day

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The Moore Reads Book Discussion Group hosts its next monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, in the conference room of the library, 225 S. Howard Ave.

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Norman Regional Health System will offer a free adult and pediatric flu shot clinic on October 31 at the Norman Regional Physical Therapy Temporary Building, 700 S. Telephone Road in Moore. The Say Boo to the Flu vaccination clinic will be from 9 a.m. to noon, or until supplies are gone.  

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Brand Senior Center will serve beans, cornbread, cole slaw, dessert and drinks. The cost is $4 for adults and $2 for kids under 12 from 11 a.m. t0 2 p.m. at the center, 501 E. Main Stt.

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We lived in the Los Angeles area and have visited on more occasions than we can count. We know that there are mountains, huge mountains, but the smog and haze are so bad making it is almost impossible to see them.

  • By Judy Kautz Cleveland County Master Gardener

Have you noticed an increase in aphids on your plants this fall? Our mild winter this past year has created an insect boom, with increased numbers of a variety of bugs in our gardens and our homes. But there are many insects that are very beneficial in our landscapes, and to destroy them als…

  • By Nichole Hudon, RDN

Q. What does it mean when a vitamin is “fat soluble”?

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With flu season just around the corner, the Oklahoma State Department of Health announced that county health departments begin offering flu vaccine statewide Monday, Oct. 12.

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