We are waiting patiently for our board of directors and the City of Norman to give us an opportunity to return to our mission of helping the men and women who served in the military of this United States of America. We believe that all veterans and their families deserve the best when it com…

Do you want to improve the curb appeal of your house? Adding a window box planter is one way to do that. The outlook of your home is as important as the indoor look is.

As we are waiting to reopen our foundation, many of you have contacted me or other volunteers wanting to know when we will be able to begin assisting veterans and their families. We are hoping that we will be able to start our programs soon. As our volunteers and the veterans we serve are mo…

Summer flowering bulbs are very easy to grow, and among the most beautiful flowers to grace our Oklahoma yards is the daylily. Many daylilies are in full bloom right now, and will continue to produce a magnificent show in our gardens all summer long. They would make a great addition to any y…

Although Western Nevada College has delayed its commencement ceremony to honor its graduation class because of COVID-19, the college announces and congratulated its list of graduates.

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Despite a spike in cases, Norman Mayor Breea Clark is moving forward with the city's Phase 2 of her reopen Norman plan with a contact tracing program in place.

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It seems like the longer our Veterans Foundation is closed, the more we miss seeing all our friends, veterans and the families who visit us each week for help with VA claims and questions. We are planning to reopen our facility the first week of June.

A small army of volunteer grape pickers gathered for coffee and harvesting instructions at the Ingels Vineyard on Norman's near east side a few years back. Inside the vineyard's lodge, Dr. George Ingels showed us how to correctly snip the Merlot grapes from the vines. Who knew grape harvesti…

Would you like to have an easy-to-maintain garden in your landscape, one that is inviting to native birds, butterflies, and insects? One possibility is establishing a prairie garden.

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NORMAN — Lexington Police Officer Eddie Zaicek told The Norman Transcript he did not make comments on Facebook which became the center of a criminal investigation, but the next day he changed his story to Norman police. 

This week, we would like to honor Executive Director Lora Malone. She has served in this role since June 2017. She is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the foundation; she works with volunteers and the board of directors to accomplish the foundation's goals.

Veterans in Norman and surrounding communities who need assistance with applying and processing claims for VA compensation, pension and death benefits, temporary financial assistance or other government programs can receive free help from Norman's American Legion Post 88, 710 E. Main St. in Norman.

Spring has finally arrived, and it makes us think about planting our vegetable gardens. Hopefully, your beds or containers are prepared, because the ground is becoming warm and it is the right time to plant veggies.

The Christian Church is in the Easter season from Easter Sunday through Ascension Thursday to Pentecost Sunday on May 31. This is called "The Fifty Days." So, what is the Easter season all about?

OKLAHOMA CITY -- The Salvation Army will take part in #GiveFromHomeDay on Tuesday. This national fundraising drive puts the power of giving into the hands of Americans who are anxious to help people who struggle with the economic and health impacts of COVID-19.

Every day brings a new first to all of us with this pandemic. Who would have ever believed that we would not be able to enjoy Easter services inside our churches and places of worship on Easter Sunday? As a grandparent, one of the highlights of Easter is family dinners and watching the littl…

Spring is approaching, and your local garden center will soon have new perennial plants for you. Choosing plants from rows and rows of the same type of perennial can be daunting, especially when you want to pick the very best one to take home. Which plant do you pick when some have buds, som…

I hope you are continuing to research and plan for your garden this spring. It is just about time to plant warmer season vegetables and flowers, and it may be a good time to consider some plants native to our area.

As all of us are in uncharted waters today. I know that none of us ever expected to be put in the position we are all in, but I believe as we continue to practice limited contact with others, we will get through this pandemic.

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NEW YORK -- On the first Sunday after the coronavirus began upending American life, some religious institutions -- including two churches whose pastors are close to President Donald Trump -- held in-person services amid public health worries over the pandemic. That picture already looks diff…

Congratulations to our veteran of the week, Maurice Traylor, from Spencer. He served our country honorably during the Vietnam War as a member of the United States Army. Thank you Traylor for your service to our country.

Wouldn't it be great to have earlier harvests for our favorite summer vegetables? Recent research has proven that our winters may be getting warmer by a degree or two, but that isn't going to help much with creating earlier harvests.

Thank you to the Oklahoma City Metro Auto Dealers Association for designating our organization as the beneficiary of their recent automobile show, hosted at the Oklahoma City Fairgrounds. The donation will help us make a difference in the lives of the military veterans and their families tha…

Spring brings warm weather, daffodils and the promise of tasty veggies and fruits from our gardens. However, it also brings a collection of tasks we should complete as we prepare for summer’s bounty of flowers and food harvest. Here are some items that should be completed as we anticipate th…

American Legion Post 88 invites the public to an American Veterans’ Honor Dinner from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the the legion, 710 E. Main St. The Legion especially invites veterans from World War II, Korean Conflict and Vietnam War.

Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes in the Boomer Sooner area are in preparation and training for Saturday’s Special Olympics Art and Performing Arts Show. All athletes in the Boomer Sooner Area will compete at the Area Games and qualify to compete at State Games.

Cleveland County LEPC meets Wednesday

A service of remembrance for Pastor David Klumpp, who died Jan. 12 in Austin, Texas, will be at 4 p.m. Sunday at University Lutheran Church and Student Center, 914 Elm Ave. in Norman.

A Norman tradition continues Wednesday as the 2020 Norman Ministerial Fellowship Lenten lunch series begins. Each service starts at noon with lunched served at 12:35 p.m. The lunch costs $5.

Roses are one of the most popular plants in Oklahoma gardens, and most of us have at least one rose bush in our landscapes. For those who have rose bushes, March 15 has always been a milestone each spring for pruning, but that may be too late. Our springs seem to be arriving earlier, and we …

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