Our Members Announce
Announcements from the Members of the Edmond Chamber.
UCO to host NCAA Softball Super Regional This Weekend
Come support your UCO Bronchos as they seek at National Championship at the NCAA Softball Super Regional this weekend. The winner of these games advances to the World Series, so come out and help create home field advantage for your lady Bronchos.
Schedule of Games:
FRI, MAY 17: GAME 1-WINONA ST. vs. UCO 7PM
SAT, MAY 18: GAME 2-WINONA ST. vs. UCO 2PM
SAT, MAY 18: GAME 3-WINONA ST. vs. UCO(IF NECESSARY)
In case of inclement weather, please check www.bronchosports.com for updates.
ALL GAMES PLAYED AT EDMOND NORTH HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL COMPLEX.
For more info, click here.
Starting The Conversation About Senior Care With Your Parents
On June 8th, Sterling House of Edmond Santa Fe will be hosting an event to inform you about the resources and solutions to confidently start a conversation with loved ones about their long term living needs. To read more about what this event will include, click here. For more information, please contact Jacki Winn at 405.323.2764 or email@example.com
Orvis Risner To Celebrate 50th Anniversary
Orvis Risner Elementary School in Edmond is commemorating 50 years of excellence with a Gala Celebration featuring food, entertainment and a live and silent auction from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., Sat. May 11 at the school located at 2801 S. Rankin.
“We are one of the oldest elementary schools in Edmond; the community has simply grown up right around us,” said Principal Shana Perry. “Many of the leaders in this community are part of the alumni. We think it imperative to recognize the staying power of the school, showcase our current students and honor those who have had the opportunity to learn, lead and teach during the last 50 years.”
The event will feature a light buffet , student performances, a silent and live art auction of both professional and student art and tours of the building.
Tickets to the Gala are $10 per person and are available in the school’s main office or at the door the night of the event. The doors will open at 6:45 p.m.
“We would like to use the funds that we raise to pay for increased technology for students and adding additional playground equipment,” said Perry. “Our goal is to make the event an annual fundraiser.”
News 9 anchor and reporter Kelly Ogle-a former Orvis Risner student- will be the emcee for the event.
Edmond Graduation Ceremonies to be Simulcast
Edmond Public Schools will simulcast graduation ceremonies of its three high schools on Sat., May 18.
More than 1400 Edmond seniors are expected to take part in Commencement Ceremonies at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City. Those who cannot make the ceremonies can watch them live by going to http://www.coxconventioncenter.com/gradstream.
Commencement ceremonies are scheduled as follows:
10:00 a.m. – Santa Fe High School (444 seniors)
2:00 p.m. – Memorial High School (474 seniors)
6:00 p.m. – North High School (578 seniors)
This 2013 Edmond senior class includes 38 Valedictorians and 14 Salutatorians from Memorial, 36 Valedictorians and 14 Salutatorians from North, and 23 Valedictorians and 3 Salutatorians from Santa Fe.
To date, Edmond seniors have been offered 38M dollars in scholarships with more offers coming in daily.
“The Memorial graduates of 2013 have amassed countless awards, recognitions, and scholarships; yet it will be their leadership and service to community for which they will be best remembered,” said Memorial Principal Debbie Bendick. “Our students’ teachers, families, and friends have the greatest respect for who these seniors are and who they are becoming.”
Parking for commencement is expected to be difficult so participants and guests are encouraged to allow extra time to get to the festivities. A ticket is not needed for admission.
Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery to Hold Memorial Day Observance Service
Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery will hold its annual Memorial Day Observance Service at 10 a.m. on Monday, May 27 at the cemetery, 13313 North Kelley Avenue in Oklahoma City. The event is free and open to the public. Call 405-755-1111 for more information.
The service will bring together veterans, patriots and citizens to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The event will feature an address by Tinker Air Force Base Col. Stephen J. Bleymaier, a gun salute, a bagpiper and Taps. Cemetery associates will be available to answer questions and to transport visitors throughout the park. For more information click here.
4th Annual TotTrot
May 10th at 6:00 p.m. Register online at www.lilyfield.org/tottrot
Do You Have Stuff You Need To Get Rid Of?
Got Junk? Russell Dougherty Elementary is helping Edmond residents get rid of old computers, cell phones and VCRs – items that contain heavy metals which can be reclaimed. Metal and eWaste trailers are parked on the street just north of the school through Friday, April 26. Sorry-no CRT TVs and no electric appliances will be accepted. Only electronic waste is being collected.
Boost for Edmond Schools
On April 27, Juiceblendz Cafe will be hosting a fundraising competition between Edmond area schools. They will be donating 50% of the smoothie sales to Edmond schools, giving each patron the opportunity to donate their purchase toward the school of their choice. Media personalities from KFOR and KOCO, along with Rumble, will be “guest blenders” at this fun event. For more information click here.
Mercy Edmond I-35 Career Fair
Join Mercy Edmond I-35 for a career fair on April 9 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Holiday Inn Express Suites 3840 E. 2nd St. | Edmond, OK 73034. Apply online in advance at mercy.net/careers or learn more at mercy.net/i35. For more info, click here.
MTM Recognition Hosts Second Annual 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run Benefiting Special Olympics Oklahoma
Mark your calendars for June 15th for the Second Annual Run For Recognition 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run benefiting Special Olympics Oklahoma. It will be held at MTM’s Oklahoma City headquarters at 3201 SE 29th with a free pancake breakfast served after the event.
In addition to a 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run, there will be a 100 yard dash where Special Olympics Athletes will compete.
“ It will be a great day to recognize champions and raise money for Special Olympics Oklahoma ,” said Mike Ketcherside, Race Director. “This race took shape through a love for running, an ongoing effort to promote wellness within our company, and a strong 23 year partnership with Special Olympics,” said Ketcherside. “As a recognition company and awards manufacturer, we will also have some of the best medals you’ll see at any race so you won’t want to miss this event.”
Want to know more? Go to www.runforrecognition.com and sign up today!
Upcoming Events at Touchmark at Coffee Creek:
- Friday, Mar. 15, 3:30 pm: A bit o‘ the Irish
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by tapping your toes to a three-piece band playing Irish tunes. Come enjoy “green” refreshments—from the ever-so-green beer to finger foods that will fill your “green” appetite. (Green attire optional.)
- Wednesday, Mar. 20, 1 – 3 pm: Health Fair
Stop by for your personal health check. Local health providers will be providing checkups for blood pressure, blood sugar, bone density, hearing, feet, posture, and more.
- Tuesday, Mar. 26, 5:30 pm: Are your affairs in order?
An elder-law attorney from Parman & Easterday will talk about legal issues pertaining to end-of-life management, such as power of attorney, advance directive, and wills vs. trusts.
- Tuesdays, April 2 – May 14, 5:30 – 7:30 pm: The Savvy Caregiver
The Alzheimer’s Association is presenting this seven-week class that will help caregivers (family members and professionals) gather useful skills and resources. Participants may bring their dinner; we’ll provide beverages. RSVP to 405-562-9144 by noon Mar. 29.
Babysitting Bootcamp Aims to Develop Better Babysitters
Becoming a babysitter requires more than just being “good with children.” Babysitters should know basic first aid, have good communication skills, and make sound decisions. Training teens and young adults to be safe, effective babysitters is the goal of “Babysitting 101” offered by OU Medical Center Edmond May 28 and May 29, 2013.
This “babysitting bootcamp” teaches participants all the basics of getting their babysitting business started including: good communication skills, safety and hygiene, working with infants and young children, decision making under pressure, marketing their service, and, most importantly, basic first aid and CPR. Both classes offer hands-on experience for participants and is taught by CPR certified instructors with the American Red Cross.
By the conclusion of the bootcamp, participants will earn their two-year certification in Infant and Pediatric First Aid/CPR from the American Red Cross. This course is recommended for teens and young adults age 11 and older. The course is eight hours in length and two dates will be offered: May 28 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or May 29 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both courses will meet at OU Medical Center Edmond. Cost of the class is $100, and includes the two year certification fee, breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
To register, or for more information, please call 405-844-5700 or go to www.oumedicine.com/edmond.
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