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Oklahoman Published: August 23, 2014


Volunteer to be honored

The Oklahoma City RedHawks and Chesapeake Energy Corp. will honor Chesapeake Energy Community All-Star Beverly Grove during Thursday’s home game against the El Paso Chihuahuas.

Grove has volunteered for the Whiz Kids program for 16 years.

Whiz Kids is a faith-based volunteer mentoring program that focuses on students who live in neighborhoods with high dropout rates and low socioeconomic levels.

“There’s not any better thing you can do than helping a child have a better life,” Grove said.

The first pitch for Thursday’s game is at 7:05 p.m. at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark.

Healthplex wins award

— Norman Regional Healthplex has been named a Women’s Choice Award recipient as an America’s Best Hospital for Orthopedics, acknowledging Norman Regional’s dedication to provide exceptional patient care and treatment.

The award is based on criteria that include patient satisfaction measurements, as well as consideration of areas of clinical excellence.

Providing women with smart orthopedic choices is critically important, according to the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

Of the estimated 10 million Americans with osteoporosis, about 8 million, or 80 percent, are women.

Food drive nets cans

— Framin’ Gallery, a family-owned business for more than 30 years, has ended its second canned food drive that will benefit the HOPE Center, a local charity offering a variety of assistance programs.

Workers collected more than 150 cans of food.

The business plans to do canned food drives again.

“I grew up in this community and raised our family here,” said Kelly Vanosdol, owner and operator of Framin’ Gallery.