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Oklahoman Published: March 20, 2014


Officer recognized among TOP COPS

— The National Association of Police Organizations has selected Norman police Officer Glenda Vassar for honorable mention in the prestigious TOP COPS Awards representing Oklahoma. The purpose of the TOP COPS Awards is to educate the public about the nation’s police officers and to pay tribute to law enforcement officers from federal, county and local agencies across the nation for outstanding service to their communities. Vassar was nominated by Norman police Lt. Gary Shelton.

Learn if you are at risk for diabetes

Tuesday is the 26th annual American Diabetes Association Alert Day, when Americans are encouraged to find out if they are at risk for Type 2 diabetes. The American Diabetes Association will partner with Health Check Screening to provide testing for $10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Leadership Square, 211 N Robinson. The A1C test is the most accurate to communicate if someone has diabetes or is at risk.

Go bald to support children

St. Baldrick’s OKC has chosen April 13 for its head-shaving fundraiser benefiting children’s cancer research. St. Baldrick’s is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding research to find cures for childhood cancers. Participants agree to shave their heads and collect donations from friends, family and associates. The benefit is hosted by Beck’s Garage and VZD’s at 4200 N Western. Festivities begin at noon with activities throughout the day. Head shaving starts at 2 p.m. Donations can be made online at