The Norman Transcript


September 12, 2013

Health system presents budget

NORMAN — The Norman City Council formally accepted the proposed Norman Regional Health System budget at Tuesday’s city council meeting. The budget was delayed because of tornado damage resulting in the loss of the Moore Medical Center.

The health system had $26.2 million in excess of revenue over expenses in Fiscal Year 2013, which ended June 30.

The loss of Moore Medical, however, is indicating a leaner margin for next year, and the FY 2014 budget is predicting $10.1 million in revenue over expenses for next year.

Mayor Cindy Rosenthal also made two proclamations Tuesday, one to recognize Crop Hunger Walk Day on Oct. 6 and one to recognize Sept. 23 as Family Day.

Church World Service-sponsored CROP Walks are a part of community life for more than 2,000 towns and cities in the United States, bringing together people of different faiths and diverse cultures.

The local walk provides support for Norman’s Food and Shelter Inc. The annual Cleveland County CROP Walk has been part of the Norman community for more than 30 years. The Cleveland County CROP Walk has raised more than $150,000 in the past 10 years to fight hunger locally and globally.

Family Day declaration: Sharing family meals might be more important than many people realize. The use of illegal and prescription drugs and the abuse of alcohol and nicotine constitute the greatest threats to the well-being of America’s children, but 17 years of surveys conducted by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University have consistently found that the more often children and teenagers eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to engage in those undesirable activities.

In recognition that family dinners have long constituted a substantial pillar of family life in America, the mayor proclaimed Sept. 23 as Family Day — a day to eat dinner with residents’ children in the city of Norman.

Text Only | Photo Reprints
  • Shelter construction ongoing; residents voice concerns

    A regular quarterly meeting of the Animal Shelter Oversight Board prompted Norman residents to speak up about more than just a photo release issue Monday night involving Friends of the Animals of Norman volunteers and the city of Norman. ...

    July 30, 2014

  • Voter registration deadline is Friday

    Friday is the last day to apply for voter registration to be eligible to vote in the Aug. 26 Runoff Primary Election. Races include federal, state and county offices, but for Cleveland County voters, the field is limited....

    July 30, 2014

  • Breast Care Center will relocate to HealthPlex

    The Norman Regional Health System will move its Breast Care Center to the HealthPlex campus, making it more accessible for patients, hospital officials said Monday. At its monthly board meeting, the Norman Regional Hospital Authority ...

    July 29, 2014

  • Officials say transparency lacking in Wal-Mart zoning

    Norman city staff recently admitted to withholding information from the public regarding a controversial zoning change in southeast Norman. If approved by the city council, the proposal will allow a Wal-Mart supercenter at Cedar Lane and ...

    July 25, 2014

  • Fracking Operation Norman library to host community dialogue about fracking

    Are Oklahoma oil companies an oligarchy that is controlling state policy? Is fracking safe? These and other topics will be the subject of an upcoming Fracking Forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 11 in the Norman Public Library’s Lowry Room, 225 ...

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • City manager calls Moore strong while addressing Chamber

    MOORE — Moore’s City Manager Steve Eddy could have quoted Dickens: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Eddy, with help from Mayor Glenn Lewis, reported on Tuesday on the State of the City to the Moore Chamber of ...

    July 23, 2014

  • walmart City leaders say ‘yes’ to Wal-Mart supercenter postponement

    Despite complaints that a postponement request was in the eleventh hour, a zoning change in east Norman was put on hold Tuesday night. The proposal to rezone property at Cedar Lane Road between 24th Avenue Southeast and Highway 77 ...

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Moore City Council paves way for Sam’s Club location

    MOORE — The Moore City Council approved a $5 million bond Tuesday to be repaid with sales tax and utility revenues. “A good amount of street improvements needs to be done,” Moore City Manager Steve Eddy said. “This will be paid for with ...

    July 22, 2014

  • Another brick in the Wal-Mart

    Norman could soon have five Wal-Mart stores, including three supercenters and two neighborhood markets. A proposal for the newest supercenter will come before the Norman City Council at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday via a request for a zoning change on ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Local group celebrates ruling

    A local group, Mothers of Many, expressed its elation with Friday’s 10th Circuit Court ruling striking down Oklahoma’s state ban on same-sex marriage....

    July 20, 2014