Norman Regional Health System has been named one of America’s best for Bariatric Surgery and Stroke by the Women’s Choice Award, America’s referral source for the best in healthcare. The award signifies that Norman Regional is in the top 9 percent for bariatric surgery and top 8 percent for …

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Jean and Paul, better known as Hoppy, met while he was stationed in Arkansas with the U.S. Air Force. Less than a year later, on Oct. 12, 1957, they were married in Memphis, Tennessee. They have lived in Norman, on their small family farm, since his discharge from the Air Force over 50 years ago. There they raised their three daughters, Teresa, Karen, and Courtney, and were one of five families instrumental in founding the Norman Roundup Club. Hoppy is retired from FAA, and Jean from the OU Athletic Office. They currently enjoy spending time with family, at the Roundup Club, and spoiling their grandchildren Elizabeth, Nick, Adam and Paul.

Bruce and Sharon Parker are celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday. They married Sept. 16 1967, at St. Margaret Mary’s Catholic Church in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania. Sharon married Bruce on his birthday and he has never forgotten their anniversary to this day - her planning skills have deep roots. September 16th was also Sharon’s father’s birthday, and one of Bruce’s groomsmen, so the congratulatory toasts after the ceremony at the wedding reception went on for a very long time!

Eden Rae Trober and Jeffrey Allen Morris will marry Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017, in Trinidad, Colorado.

Gordon and Pam (Owens) Cates celebrate 50 years together. The Norman couple celebrated with their children, Tracye and her husband Eric Johnson, of Newcastle, Blake and his wife Kelly, of Tulsa, Holly Cates, of Norman, and their five grandchildren. Both Gordon and Pam are retired. 

Melanie Anne Kuriger, of Norman, and Samuel Craig Cheney of Derby, England, exchanged wedding vows February 24, 2017. Engaged since October 2016, Melanie and Sam held their travel-themed ceremony in the Town Hall in Sheffield, England.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Weeks of Pauls Valley, would like to announce the marriage of their daughter, Kayla Jeanne Weeks of Norman to Charles Paul (Chip) Porché of Bixby, who wed April 29. 

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John Manfredo, FACHE, has joined the Norman Regional Health System leadership team as its Chief Operating Officer.  He will oversee operations at the Health System’s three main campuses: Norman Regional, Norman Regional HealthPlex and Norman Regional Moore.

Rod and Toni Carver are happy to announce the engagement of their daughter, Nikki Raecine Carver to Charlton Earl Weeks. Charlton is the son of Charlie and Jeanne Weeks of Pauls Valley. Nikki is a graduate of Norman North High School and Arizona State University. Charlton is a graduate of Bixby High School and the University of Oklahoma. The couple is planning a June wedding at the St. Regis Resort in Punta Mita.

Cody Lance Simmons, of Slaughterville, and Krystal Dawn Mathews (maiden name), of Talihina were wed October 10, 2016 at The Springs in Edmond. 

Andrew “Andy” Janko and Beverly Janko celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in September at an event held at Hollywood Corners.

John Kahoe an Janice Schader have been sweethearts since meeting in the first grade at St. Joseph Catholic School in 1950. Over the years, love came and went until Oct. 2, 1966, when they exchanged vows at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. 

Tracy and Ashlie Mowdy of Norman, announce the engagement of their daughter Haley Anjelica Mowdy to Taylor Lapham, son of Mark and Debbie Lapham of Grapevine, Texas.

George and Barbara Henderson, of Norman, will celebrate their 65th anniversary announcement on Aug. 9. The Hendersons were married in 1951 after meeting at Michigan State Agricultural and Mechanical College, which is now Michigan State Unviersity. They moved to Norman in 1967 from Detroit.

Keith and Virginia met in El Reno in 1964 at Jobe’s Drive In (local hangout with famous onion burgers). On July 15, 1966, two months after Virginia graduated high school, they married at Noble Church of Christ. Keith’s job with Jimmy Dean had them traveling throughout Texas for years. After 15 years they moved home to Oklahoma.

The Fourth of July is almost here. This midsummer holiday offers an opportunity for families and friends to gather and celebrate the freedoms of our nation. Food, fireworks and patriotic music draw us together for a day and night of fun. 

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Larry Gardner and Cathey Brownlow are getting married June 4, 2016, at the Vintage Health Care Center in Denton, Texas. Cathey’s father, Norman Clark, who resides at the Vintage, will give her away in marriage. Mr. Clark turns 99 on June 1.


Mayor Glenn Lewis declared May 15-21 as Police Week in Moore at Monday’s city council meeting. Officer David Dickinson of the Community Service Unit of the Moore Police Department said there are several events scheduled for the week. Highlights include a chili cook-off, a memorial service an…

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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…

Chris Spannagle and Rachel Swing, both of Norman, were married on March 12 at First Christian Church.

Oklahoma City — Moore High School defeated Owasso High School in the final round of competition for the second year in a row to claim the 2016 Oklahoma High School Mock Trial Championship. The final round of competition was held March 1 at the OU Law Center in Norman. The two teams argued a …


The Federal Emergency Management Agency is assessing its disaster relief policy and could soon raise the threshold of damage states must meet to qualify for federal assistance. Fortunately, Oklahoma and Cleveland County have a seat at the table to inform national policy on disaster relief th…

This Saturday, the Moore Police Department will test new officer applicants on physicality and basic education with an aim to fill recent vacancies, but the truth is the local blue is in a constant state of hiring, according to Operations Lieutenant Kyle Dudley.

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.

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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Madison Ashlee Marquardt and Nykolas Dakota Symonds were united in marriage Jan. 22, 2016, in an evening ceremony at Frontline Church in Oklahoma City. 

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.

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

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…

Dr. and Mrs. James Yeary, of Norman, are proud to announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Yeary, to Travis Michael Storts, the son of Dr. and Mrs. Jesse Storts Jr., of Ardmore.

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.…

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.

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.

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


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. 

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