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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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Normanite In the Spotlight: Kenny Mossman

Kenny Mossman started his professional career as an award-winning sports writer and editor for a Kansas newspaper. At the time, his job was a perfect fit. Mossman loved writing, and he thrived in the fast-paced world of sports news. However, as time went by, he started to miss one thing: being a fan. While working […]

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Silver Anniversary

Sooner Carpet Cleaning Celebrates 25 Years of Success by Kaylee Campbell Twenty-five years ago, Jim Mitchell began cleaning carpets for a living and he named his business Sooner Carpet Cleaning. Over the years, the business grew, as did his family, but the two were never really separate. “My husband started [the business] from scratch,” said […]

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