The Norman Transcript


May 12, 2013

business briefs

NORMAN — Shoe Drive for summer camp

Browns Shoe Fit Co. is conducting a shoe drive until June 1 to raise funds for Royal Family KIDS also will benefiting microenterprise ventures in developing nations and keeping old shoes out of local landfills.

Shoe donations can be made at collection boxes at Browns Shoe Fit Co., 2427 W Main St., and CrossPoint Church, 2601 24th Ave. SE. While gently worn shoes are preferred, shoes will be accepted in all conditions.

Individuals, businesses and organizations that would like to participate in the shoe drive or host a collection box may contact Steve Woodin by email at or by phone at 329-1863.

Hair salon opens

A ribbon cutting and open house for the Andrew Freeman Creative Studio at Park on Main, 3750 W. Main St., Suite 5C will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The evening will include a DJ, food and door prizes.

Scholarships for law students

Fellers Snider, an Oklahoma based law firm, announced the recipients of its first-ever diversity scholarships.

Sharity Parham, Midwest City, a first-year student at the Oklahoma City University School of Law; Selby Brown, Oklahoma City, a second-year student at the University of Oklahoma College of Law; and Danielle Davis, Sapulpa, a second-year student at the University of Tulsa College of Law are the 2013 Fellers Snider Diversity & Inclusion Scholarship recipients.

Woody earns Circle of Success

Mark Woody, a private wealth advisor with Ameriprise Financial, qualified for and attended the 2013 Circle of Success Conference that was held in New Orleans.

To earn this achievement, Woody established himself as one of the company’s top advisors achieving high levels in production, high client satisfaction levels and in support of providing a superior client service. Only a select number of high-performing Ameriprise financial advisors earn this distinction.

Realtors go to D.C.

The Oklahoma Association of REALTORS will visit with Oklahoma’s congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday to discuss a variety of issues affecting Realtors and homeowners.

The group will host one-on-one meetings with Sen. James Inhofe and Dr. Tom Coburn.

— Transcript Staff

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Candy Basket celebrates 25 years

    Perhaps it’s the chocolate covered blueberries whose deliciousness still lingers. Or maybe it’s the blood orange and wild honey white chocolate ganache that won’t soon be forgotten by your taste buds. At The Candy Basket there is decadence ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Bramlett & Associates adopts new name reflective of business

    Bramlett & Associates Multimedia LLC (Bramlett Multimedia), 215 W. Main St., announced this month that the company will change its name after 12 years in business and will do business as BOLD-Multimedia. The announcement, made first to ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Toothpick holders convention coming to Norman

    Lynne Ryan has been collecting toothpick holders her entire life. “My parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.L. ‘Bud’ Gibbs started our collection in 1936,” Ryan said. Ryan was born in 1940, and she grew up crawling around toothpick holders, as have ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Protect your online banking, shopping with encryption

    In my free, one-night class called “Fight the Internet Bad Guys and Win,” I teach everyday computer users how to stay out of trouble on the Internet. How to avoid virus infections, how to discern between the genuine and counterfeit, and ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Tourism in Okla. creates $17.2 M in economic benefit

    A new National Park Service report shows that the 1,108,103 visitors to Oklahoma’s national parks in 2013 spent $17.2 million and supported 176 jobs in the state. Oklahoma’s three national parks include: Washita Battlefield National ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Norman United Wayboard gets to work

    The United Way of Norman Board of Directors for 2014-15 has met for the first time. Leading the group as chair was Steve McDaniel of Oklahoma State Bank....

    July 20, 2014

  • Family tragedy opened one woman’s eyes to the need of the disabled

    Jean Bayles had a dream. The dream was to provide a fully accessible home for rent in Norman. Her brother, Terry Abbott, was injured when he was 15 and has been a quadriplegic since....

    July 13, 2014

  • HeyDay brings Boomerang back to Norman

    Boomerang Grille was a family-oriented, iconic restaurant for many Norman residents for many years. Few are the people who have not slid into those vinyl seated booths, picked up the red phone and ordered a Theta burger and onion rings or ...

    July 13, 2014

  • Residents serve Leadership board

    Four Norman residents are serving on the board of Leadership Oklahoma....

    July 6, 2014

  • Bellhops offer moving help to Norman

    Founders Cameron Doody and Stephen Vlahos launched Bellhops at Auburn University in 2011. “Our first year, we set a goal of 25 moves, and after three days we had moved 230 students during the college move in season.” Doody said. “That’s ...

    July 6, 2014