The Norman Transcript

September 22, 2013

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The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Free entry all day to Fitness One

Fitness One, 2301 36th Ave Northwest, will be holding a Fitness Palooza all day on Sept. 30. Visitors will have free access to the facility, including the group fitness classes. In addition, there will be contests from 5:30-7 p.m. including push-up contest, tire flip contest, hula hooping contest and more. Prizes will be awarded to the top three competitors in each event which have been generously donated from businesses such as Cool Greens, Chuy’s, Mill’s Body Shop and others. All events are free to enter.

Fighting domestic violence

The Oklahoma District Attorneys Association and Verizon Wireless announce the “District Attorneys Against Domestic Violence” collaboration. Together their efforts will help raise domestic violence awareness in communities across the state. The ODAA is a private organization that exists to foster and maintain the honor and integrity of the prosecuting attorneys and improve and facilitate the administration of justice in the State of Oklahoma. The 27 elected district attorneys are responsible for prosecuting all crimes in their respective districts and as a result, the district attorneys see first-hand the effects of domestic violence on their communities and are together dedicated to strengthening the state’s response to this devastating crime.



Oklahoma-based Crowe & Dunlevy law firm has committed to an annual gift of $1,000 to fund a newly established scholarship in honor of B. Jo Balding and her more than 50 years as a paralegal with the firm. The Crowe & Dunlevy B. Jo Balding Scholarship for Students in the Legal Assistant Education Program at the University of Oklahoma Law Center will assist a University of Oklahoma Law Center student enrolled in the Legal Assistant Education program. The scholarship will help the student progress one step closer to their career in the legal field. The Crowe & Dunlevy Foundation began providing financial support to charities and nonprofit organizations in 1985.

To qualify, applicants must be enrolled in the Legal Assistant Education program at the University of Oklahoma Law Center, must be in academic good standing, with at least a 3.0 grade point average for his/her most recent term (high school or college) at application submission, and must fully complete the application with all required documents on or before the scholarship deadline of Nov. 15. Application details are available at




Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, 2301 E Indian Hills Road, has been improving facilities to better service customers. The renovation includes a new entrance, additional office space and a completely refurbished chapel. The cemetery has remained open during the renovation; however, the offices may be closed. Customers needing assistance will be directed to Primrose Funeral Service, 1109 N. Porter Ave., or call, 405-321-6000.

OSU to get funding

Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez today announced $474.5 million in grants to community colleges and universities around the country for the development and expansion of innovative training programs in partnership with local employers. The grants are part of the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training grant program, a multiyear, nearly $2 billion initiative to expand targeted training programs for unemployed workers. Oklahoma will receive more than $4.4 million in grant funding to support skills training capacity building at the Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology.