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Thousands of Animals Helped

Wildcare Oklahoma Passes Major Milestone After Three Decades of Service In 1984, Rondi Large started Wildcare Oklahoma, a rehabilitation center caring for injured or orphaned wildlife.“Since childhood, I’ve been attracted to wildlife, and I have a soft spot for injured or orphaned animals,” Large said. “When we started, we would take in one or two […]

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Hot Act

Sooner Theater Hosts Summer Camp for Community’s Young Thespians The shy kids are among Nancy Coggins’ favorite summer camp students. Coggins, who works as Sooner Theatre’s public relations and development director, said parents often come to her worried that their child might be unable to break out of their shell, thinking that perhaps the theatre’s […]

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Get Inspired

Find Inspiration during BASCO’s Annual Festival of Homes in June The Festival of Homes is the perfect opportunity for the community to see the work of quality home builders, along with the latest in home design and technology. This year’s festival will once again be held the first two weekends in June, June 14-16 and […]

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Rewarding Career

Retiring PE Teacher Looks Forward to Her Next Chapter After 41 years of teaching physical education at Norman’s Jackson Elementary, Mary Coleman is being honored for her continued inspiration by a new student award that carries her name.The Mary Coleman Physical Fitness Award was given for the first time at Jackson Elementary School’s fifth grade […]

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Golden Years

Big Brothers Big Sisters Celebrates 50th Anniversary in Norman The nonprofit landscape in Norman is seemingly endless. While there are many organizations dedicated to serving the community, few have been around for 50 years. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cleveland County is one of them.Since starting as Big Brothers of Cleveland County in 1969, the […]

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A Higher Calling

Food Truck Business Dedicated to Teens Who Need Help Jessica Leal and Rachel Smith have always had a special place in their hearts for children in foster care. But for coffee? Not so much. What started as a mission to serve others in need turned out to serve local communities at large.Leal and Smith met […]

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