• Youth sailing course offered in Oklahoma City

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Registration is open for OKC Riversport's first youth sailing camp, set to begin Monday at Lake Hefner in Oklahoma City.

  • Fourth of July can be stressful for pets

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Oklahoma animal welfare experts remind owners to keep pets in mind during holiday

  • International Finals Youth Rodeo begins Sunday in Shawnee

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    The 23rd annual International Finals Youth Rodeo is set for Sunday through Friday in Shawnee.

  • Program seeks to raise money for bike donations in Oklahoma

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    The Women’s Auxiliary of The Salvation Army Central Oklahoma Area Command will distribute countertop Red Kettles to businesses to collect donations for the Buck$ 4 Bikes program.

  • Oklahoma City-area community briefs

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Oklahoma City-area community briefs

  • Norman camp transforms kids with special needs into superheroes

    By Sharla Bardin For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Camp ClapHans, a residential summer camp for children with disabilities, is underway in Norman. The theme of this year's camp is superheroes.

  • Foster grandparent program matches Oklahoma City-area retirees with students who need help

    By Henry Dolive For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Ella Patterson is one of more than 40 foster grandparents for Sunbeam Family Services, which launched the program in Oklahoma County and six other counties through a $300,000 federal Corporation for National and Community Service grant.

  • Oklahoma County land sales

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $57 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office. Major sales are those of $200,000 or more.

  • OKC Beautiful’s Gardening Tip of the Month: Take care of berry shrubs now for beautiful displays this fall!

    By Carla Sharpe  | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Berried shrubs and trees add wonderful interest to the winter landscape. Take some time now to plan ahead. The payoff will be worth it.

  • Central Oklahoma Habitat builds its 800th home

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The effort took part in conjunction with National Women Build Week, a weeklong event created by Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build program that challenges women to devote at least one day to help build affordable housing in their local communities.

  • State briefs

    From Staff Reports | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Oklahoma state briefs for July 3, 2015

  • Outdoor living transcends trendiness, especially on the Fourth of July

    BY RICHARD MIZE Real Estate Editor richardmize@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    For Independence Day at home with family and friends in Oklahoma, some folks will be showing off their outdoor living space to visitors whose eyes will be opened to the possibilities for the first time.

  • Tickets for St. Jude Dream Home are on sale

    Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    The value of the homes is estimated at $400,000. Winners of the house and other prizes will be announced at noon Aug. 16 on KOKH-25. Proceeds from the giveaway will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

  • Authorities urge people to be safe on Fourth of July

    BY DARLA SLIPKE Staff Writerdslipke@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    A year ago, 11 people were killed around the Fourth of July holiday. Five of those who died lost their lives in drug- or alcohol-related crashes.

  • Two health insurers plan exit, one wants in ACA market

    By Warren Vieth Oklahoma Watch | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Two health insurance companies taking part in the Affordable Care Act market in Oklahoma are expected to leave the program next year, while another big insurer wants in. The shuffle would occur Jan. 1.

  • Statewide campaign (ENDUI) aims to end driving under the influence

    BY DARLA SLIPKE Staff Writer dslipke@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    ENDUI is a result of the Governor’s Impaired Driving Prevention Advisory Council. It was formed in 2012 to look at ways to address impaired driving in Oklahoma because of drug and alcohol use.

  • Leaving children in cars unattended can be fatal

    By Darla Slipke Staff Writer dslipke@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    Oklahoma City first responders are warning people about the danger of children being locked inside vehicles, after authorities received more than 30 calls about endangered kids during June alone.

  • ‘Pebble in a pond’

    BY DARLA SLIPKE Staff Writer dslipke@oklahoman.com | Published: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    For one Oklahoma family, the ripple effect created by drunken driving still is felt.

  • BOK Financial names new mortgage executive

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Glenn Brunker has been selected to lead BOK Financial Mortgage. He will replace Ben Cowen, who resigned to pursue other opportunities.

  • Union head, superintendent clash over discipline plan

    By TIM WILLERT Staff Writer twillert@oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    Ed Allen, the president of the American Federation of Teachers, says Oklahoma City Superintendent Rob Neu is "disrespecting" them by not sharing details of his proposed discipline plan.




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