Lions officers

The Moore Breakfast Lions Club recently inducted their officers for the new year at a regular meeting.

Lion Jim Shreck installed Lion George Henschel, president; Lion Dave Claunch, first vice; Lion Carol Kitchen, secretary; Shreck, treasurer; Tom Thompson, Tail Twister; and Sue Thompson, Lion Twister.



Scouting

Jeremiah Melton, of Moore, was one of 15 area Boy Scouts attending the National Boy Scout Jamboree in Bowling Green, Va.

The Scouts, ranging in age of 11-17 years, were one of the three troops created by the Last Frontier Council to travel to the jamboree, which is only held once every four years.

The Oklahoma students will join 40,000 other Scouts at the jamboree and along the way, will stop at historical sights along the Eastern Seaboard including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall and many Washington, D.C. landmarks such as the Smithsonian museums. The Oklahoma Scouts will also attend a church service at the Naval Academy Chapel.

Once at the camp, Scouts will spend their time viewing demonstrations, working on merit badges and attending special evening programs. While at camp, they will live in tents provided by the Last Frontier Council and will be responsible for cooking their own meals and planning their activity schedules.

They will return to Oklahoma Aug. 3.



A SURE-STEP

Three Westmoore students are among eight students selected to attend a month-long program for students entering Southwestern Oklahoma State University this fall to pursue degrees in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Westmoore graduates attending are Kimberly Hoang, Keturah Odoi and Christopher Omari.

Supporting Undergraduate Research and Education?Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (SURE-STEP) is being held through July 29 on the university's campus.

SWOSU, in association with four other Oklahoma universities, was awarded a $2 million grant over a five-year period by the National Science Foundation to support the program.

During the four-week program, students have been attending lecture and laboratory courses designed to promote success with STEM material. Students are trained in skills necessary to cope with college studies like time management and study skills. Room and board for the program is being provided by SURE-STEP, so the students are given an opportunity to experience college and campus life first hand.

Students also are awarded six credit hours of tuition for the two semesters plus a $500 stipend each semester at SWOSU for their first year of college study.



Dancin' in Branson

Dancers from All That Dance studio recently performed at the Musical Palace Theater in Branson, Mo.

The dancers opened for the "#1 Hits of the 60s Show," and danced on stage with the shows performers during their week-long stay.

The dancers also were invited back to perform in December and next summer.

Participating in the performance were Madison Albertson, Shelby Boen, Daylee Cowart, Jackie Duong, Jenna Gibson, Mason Grimes, Brigette Haley, Kristina Haley, Sara Butler, Kaitlin Krag, Madison Kysela, Mercedes Manning, Sheridan Manning, Alexis Pelfrey, Taylor Reifsnyder, Candace Shephard, Maegan Stark, Megan Tenbrink, Madison Warren, Kaci Wells, Ashlynn Wilkerson, and Kaylee Wolfes.



Band camp

Southwestern Oklahoma State University's 50th annual band camp was held July 10-15 on the Weatherford campus.

Among the students attending the camp were Joseph McConnell, Whitney Decker, Kerra Bush, Miranda Gobin, Courtney Rutterford, Kelly McConnell, Mary Ingram, Sean Ivins and Jeremy Nettles, all of Moore.

The students auditioned for placement in one of five concert bands and participated in rehearsals as well as a variety of recreational activities.



New job

Terri Massey of Moore has been hired at American Eagle Title Insurance Co. as land developer/consultant.

Massey comes to American Eagle after 25 years with the City of Oklahoma City's planning department.

American Eagle and Lawyers Title are located in downtown Oklahoma City, 1141 N. Robinson, with offices in several metro suburbs.



Horticulture specialist

Samantha Wagoner has joined The Oklahoma State Extension Service as the horticulture specialist.

Wagoner is from Bentonville, Ark. She is a graduate of Oklahoma State University.

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