The Norman Transcript


  • Three generations of scouts "If your toes are cold, put on a hat."


    Eagle Scout James Robb imparted this sage advice three times during a "Winter Camping" demonstration presented to about 30 Boy Scouts early last week.

    The scouts were preparing for a weekend trip to Fort Washita in southeastern Oklahoma, along State Highway 119 between Madill and Durant.

    February 3, 2010

  • Moore Target store is one more step closer to reality Chris Lundy, manager of public partnerships with the Target corporation addressed city council members Monday night to discuss building a store in Moore.

    Lundy asked for a sales tax rebate agreement between the Moore Economic Development Authority and Terry Fritts dba Teddy Bear Partners, LLC, as incentive to cause the development of a Target store on SW 19th Street west of Fritts Boulevard.

    February 3, 2010

  • City council agrees to aerial mapping, rezones property The Moore City Council met Tuesday last week too late for last week's American due to the Monday Martin Luther King holiday.

    City Manager Steve Eddy asked for residents and especially those north of 20th Street to limit use of water because of Oklahoma City water problems.

    January 28, 2010

  • Women's center sells surplus furniture, ready to close doors Staff and volunteers at the Women's Resource Center set about cleaning house Saturday as they hosted a garage sale of office furniture.

    Bobbi Jo Johnson, a volunteer with the Women's Resource Center, said the organization had set a goal of $1,400 for the garage sale.

    January 28, 2010

  • Ferguson, Hoehne site teachers of the year Stacey Ferguson is a graduate of Moore High School, class of 1986. She has taught for 12 years, the last two at Southmoore High School where she teaches ninth grade English and reading.

    Before teaching at Southmoore, Ferguson taught at Moore West Junior High.

    January 27, 2010

  • Apple Creek teacher wins top VFW District 10 award Carol Ann Warner, Moore VFW Post 8706 Teacher of the Year, went on to win the VFW District 10 Teacher of the Year Award.

    The District 10 area includes Oklahoma City south to Ada and east to Wewoka.

    Warner is the music teacher at Apple Creek Elementary School.

    January 27, 2010

  • New location for 28th Chocolate Festival Chocolate mice, chocolate fountains, chocolate cupcakes, oh my!

    Dieters, beware. You're about to be in for the temptation of a lifetime.

    This year's 28th Annual Firehouse Art Center's Chocolate Festival takes place from 10:30 a.

    January 27, 2010

  • County approves road realignment County commissioners passed a resolution Monday to continue with the realignment of Franklin Road between 24th Avenue NW and Highway 77 pursuant to approval by the city of Norman.

    The area is near the new detention center under construction at Franklin Road and 24th Avenue NW.

    January 27, 2010

  • Public hearing will be held for community block grant The City of Moore will receive Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    CDBG funds can support community projects and activities, provided they meet one or more of the following national objectives: benefit low and moderate-income persons; aid in the prevention and elimination of slum or blight; or meet other community development needs of a particular urgency and for which other funding sources are not available.

    January 27, 2010

  • DeCarlo is Briarwood Teacher of the Year Vernona Dow DeCarlo has taught elementary school for 22 years. Twenty-one of those years were spent teaching second and third grade.

    She teaches sixth grade geography at Briarwood. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University and also has a master's degree in elementary education administration from the University of Central Oklahoma.

    January 20, 2010