Author Archive | Josh Helmer

Creating a Buzz

Curtis Bolton Takes Place at Heart of OU Defense by Chris Plank When the Oklahoma defense took the field to kick off the 2018 season, fans saw a much different look than they did last year. The Sooners had to replace half of their starting unit. But the new look is not only about personnel. […]

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Say Boo to the Flu

By Lindy Beswick This year marks 100 years since a devastating influenza pandemic in 1918 claimed the lives of an estimated 675,000 Americans. It was the most severe pandemic in recent history, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), killing more than 50 million people worldwide. Influenza, otherwise known as the flu, […]

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Making a Difference

United Way Drive Supports, Strengthens Norman Community by Sharla Bardin Linda Pounds is grateful for the generosity and good works she sees from the United Way of Norman. “We have supported United Way,” Pounds said about her family. “I think they are so important in the community.” Pounds also has seen firsthand how the organization […]

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Musical Chairs

Norman Doctor Brings Passion for Music to Dental Practice by Kaylee Campbell Dr. Derek Mask is more than a dentist. He’s also a music lover. So much so that he combined these two passions to create a practice with a unique feel. The building is modern, featuring clean lines and a carefully curated collection of music […]

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Needing a Second Chance

Board Struggles with Uncertainty for Long-Time Animal Shelter by Lindsay Cuomo For nearly 30 years Second Chance Animal Sanctuary has been a transitional home for wayward pets, offering medical and daily care while they await their forever homes, but the shelter’s future is uncertain. “Norman has been so supportive, but we are in financial crisis,” […]

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Inspiring Next Generation

Westheimer Airport Focuses on Youth Through Annual Aviation Festival by Lindsay Cuomo Careers in the aviation industry have become increasingly hidden to the public. Safety concerns have prompted new regulations, forcing pilots and air traffic controllers to operate behind locked doors. While that has brought a sense of security, it comes with a price. “We […]

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