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October 20, 2012

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NORMAN — Dog finds forever home

The growing community of Norman still has the heart of a small town.

After running a photo of a friendly Boxer mix in need of a forever home, the Transcript discoverd the male brindle pup was adopted and will not face death row any longer.

When the Cleveland County Election Board reported through the Transcript that it has a need for election day workers, readers responded. While the Election Board still welcomes people to apply for the position, multiple calls coming in as a result of the news story were appreciated by Election Board staff.

Mummy, son masquerade

The public invited to the 2012 Mummy and Son Masquerade Ball. The city will host two dances this year, the first dance  from 6 – 7:30 and the second from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m on Oct. 26 at the 12th Avenue Recreation Center.  Tickets can be purchased at the 12th Avenue Recreation Center and at the Norman Parks & Recreation Main Office for $5 each.  For more information check out www.normanfun.com or call 292-7275.

Street sweeping

Starting Monday, the Norman Public Works will provide street sweeping services within the area bounded by 24th Avenue Southeast, Alameda Street, 36th Avenue Souteast and Robinson Street over the course of this week. Residents are asked to remove parked cars from the streets identified within those boundaries between the hours of 8 a.m.. and 4 p.m.

Library seeks tutors

The Pioneer Library System’s Cleveland County Literacy Services Department will host a tutor training for prospective volunteer tutors from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 27, in the Lowry Room of the Norman Public Library, 225 N. Webster Ave. The training is designed for volunteers who want to work with learners of English as Second Language. Registration may be completed through the Cleveland County Literacy Office at 701-2682.

The library provides free one-on-one tutoring for adult learners, both for ESL students and also for native speakers of English who need help with their reading. Services are offered by county, with tutors and students meeting at one of the system’s 10 branch libraries.Each prospective tutor must take part in one training before being placed with a student they will work one-on-one with on literacy skills. Tutors must be 18 or older and be high school graduates.

Program receives grant

The Oklahoma Department of Libraries announced that a $6,465 grant was awarded to the Cleveland County Literacy Program to support local adult literacy efforts.

For more information or to find out how to volunteer, contact Jane Douglass at 701-2682 or janed@pls.lib.ok.us.

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