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OKC National Memorial is Looking Back • Thinking Forward

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While continuing to “Look Back,” the OKC National Memorial and Museum has a renewed mission to “Think Forward.”
April 19, 2020 will be the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the Murrah Building and memorial leaders say we stand at a turning point. The new “Looking Back • Thinking Forward” logo is designed to help people to envision the path ahead.

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Business owners irked by Britton construction delays

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Village business owners expressed their concerns to the city council after the road project to reconstruct Britton Road between Penn and May Avenue has caused them to close their business.
Johnnie’s Charcoal Broiler owners Rick and David Haynes said business at their restaurant, located on Britton Road, has dropped 50 percent. He said when traffic was directed from May Avenue to Penn Avenue, business only dropped about 20 percent, but when Britton Road is closed, business declines.
In the meantime, the owners closed the restaurant for remodeling.

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‘Paw’sing to help

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Goliath does his part as the men and women of Village Baptist Church make bedrolls out of shopping bags to share with the homeless. They cut up the bags, loop the strips and then crochet. Each time Karen Fisher is crocheting, Goliath climbs up on her work and sits quietly, purring and watching as each stitch makes his soft spot bigger and bigger.

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Organization helps single mothers to Arise

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What once started as a local conference where single mothers received resources on how to create and maintain healthy homes, has now grown to a global nonprofit organization that has reached mothers in over 141 counties.
Arise Ministries, headquartered in Edmond, was founded by Pam Kanaly and Shelley Pulliam almost 18 years ago. The organization focuses on the emotional, spiritual and financial well-being of single mothers and women all over the world.

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Slater to receive May Award

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It was just a few years after Len Slater graduated from the NYU School of Medicine when the first cases of AIDS were diagnosed. In fact, the young physician was training as a resident and fellow in internal medicine and infectious diseases at Einstein College of Medicine when he saw some of the earliest patients with AIDS in New York City.
Today, Slater is retired from the OU Health Sciences Center and is the recipient of this year’s Richard May Award, presented annually by the Oklahoma AIDS Care Fund.

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FRIDAY’s Baby of the Week: Benjamin Burkholder

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Benjamin Burkholder is the son of Village residents, Matt and Hillary Burkholder, and grandson of Casady teacher, Patti Walker Morgan.
Ben loves ice cream, his dogs Brodie and Henry and helping out with chores, especially mowing with his dad.
Email Dog of the Week, Baby of the Week and Cat of the Week submissions to rose@okcfriday. com. Submissions are used in the order they are received.

Sponsored by Paulette and Leo Kingston of WePayFast.com

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Humility is powerful: International speaker Mark McCurties to present talk on universal healing percepts

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Why not welcome the holiday season with a new appreciation for humility?
Mark McCurties, international speaker and practitioner of Christian Science healing, will present his talk, “Humility that ‘overcomes the world,’” on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. in meeting room B of the Northwest Library, located at 5600 NW 122nd Street in Oklahoma City. His talk focuses on universal healing precepts found in the Holy Bible, especially in Christ Jesus’ life and teachings, and shows how they are available for anyone to understand and experience through the lens of Christian Science.

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Art Inspires Conservation at Meetah Cheetah party

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Jack Hanna’s Ambassador Cheetah Misi is so used to going to parties she doesn’t need her dog, Cash, to travel with her anymore to keep her from being startled. She owns the room the minute she walks into it. Dick Sias hosted the Meetah Cheetah party in his home this year to raise money for the Cheetah Conservation Fund in Namibia. Founder and CEO Dr. Laurie Marker came from Namibia to attend, as did two international wildlife artists. D.

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Oklahoma Cityans love their hometown

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Overall, Oklahoma City residents are happy with their hometown.
The only real point of contention is the streets.
Resident satisfaction ratings with Oklahoma City as a place to live are among the highest in the U.S., according to this year’s Citizen Survey.
“We’re proud of the way residents feel about Oklahoma City,” said City Manager Craig Freeman. “We’ll use the resident feedback to focus on where we need continued improvements. With the leadership of our City Council, we’re working to maintain the city’s momentum and our residents’ support.”