BY TIM FALL, For The OklahomanJuan Guzman was hesitant to answer the knock at his door that night in the Classen Ten Penn neighborhood.
He was more doubtful when the stranger on his porch offered him thousands of dollars worth of home renovations for free.
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — The annual Lions Club carnival that opened Thursday in downtown Norman is continuing through Sunday.
The carnival, which features food concessions and rides, will operate from 10 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate EditorThe Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is just asking for trouble — yours.
The watchdog agency has been taking complaints about lenders and other providers of financial products and services since its inception in 2011.Read more on NewsOK.com
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•Bethany Animal Control Shelter, 8 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
From Staff ReportsOklahoma City Indian Clinic patients were busy this week preparing for the Kid’s Memorial Marathon scheduled for Sunday.
The clinic started a youth running club for its patients ages 5 to 17.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Paula Burkes, Business WriterMore than 85 percent of the employees of Midwest City-based Hudiburg Auto Group now come to work every day wearing Fitbit bracelets, which wirelessly track the number of steps each walks a day, calories burned and other personal metrics.
Natural Grocers, a specialty retailer of organic and natural groceries, will be located in the Edmond Market Place shopping center on the southwest corner of 33rd Street and Boulevard, City Planner Bob Schiermeyer said.
Wiggin Properties LLC reports these real estate transactions:
• Bakken HBP LP expanded a lease for an additional 7,882 square feet of office space at 100 Park Ave.Read more on NewsOK.com
BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate EditorENID — Chasing rabbits can be the most enjoyable part of history research.
There you are, cornea deep in a dry patch of brittle archives, when rustle, rustle, rustle, hop, hop, hop, there one goes!Read more on NewsOK.com
Recent major sales in Oklahoma County totaled more than $45 million, according to deeds released from County Clerk Carolynn Caudill's Office.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Steve Gust, For The OklahomanEDMOND — Community leaders have decided the best way to honor outgoing Superintendent David Goin is to start a donation fund in his name.
During a recent Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce luncheon, chamber members presented a $2,500 check for a fund in his name to the Edmond Public Schools Foundation.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSPIEDMONT — The Central Oklahoma Home Builders Association and its charitable foundation, the Oklahoma Home Builders Foundation, are again building a home, the House of Hope, to sell for the benefit of local charities.
By Diana Baldwin, Staff WriterThe Oklahoma Cross Country Racing Association will hold a charity race for the Make Promises Happen program Saturday and Sunday at Central Christian Camp south of Guthrie.
FROM STAFF REPORTSFirst-time job seekers or those who have been out of the workforce for a while can experience challenges when seeking employment.Read more on NewsOK.com
By Tim Willert, Staff WriterMOORE — Moore Public Schools will rebuild portions of tornado-damaged Southgate-Rippetoe Elementary, with students expected to return by the start of the coming school year, The Oklahoman has learned.
By Silas Allen, Staff WriterMOORE — A growing number of residents in Moore — and elsewhere — are building storm shelters after a tornado touched down one month ago.
Since the March 25 tornado, Moore officials have seen a sharp spike in the number of storm shelter permit applications, city spokeswoman Deidre Ebrey said.
BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate EditorHome construction here started 2015 slower than last year, but builders won’t be singing the blues at the Parade of Homes Spring Festival.
It’s a time to celebrate, after all.
FROM STAFF REPORTSA man died in an industrial accident Friday morning in southeast Oklahoma City, police reported.
Rescue crews were called about 5:50 a.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
William CrumGuns have never been an issue for Oklahoma City's Festival of the Arts, and sponsors have never seen the need to develop a policy, a spokeswoman said Friday.
But the festival’s home base, the Myriad Botanical Gardens, does forbid firearms on the grounds and in its conservatory.
FROM STAFF REPORTSTonight's H&8th Night Market event has been canceled due to severe weather concerns, organizers said.
“We had a meeting with the National Weather Service this morning about the weather report for tonight.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSKINGFISHER — The Chisholm Trail Museum’s annual Living History Day is set for May 9.
Encampments of living historians on the museum grounds will demonstrate the lives of lawmen, gunfighters, soldiers and early settlers from the Chisholm Trail era through the early days of Oklahoma.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSNORMAN — A benefit concert honoring the memory of Oklahoma City jazz musician Larry Pierce will be offered by his fellow musicians at 7:30 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSMisfit co-founder and CEO Sonny Vu was named the Putnam City Schools Foundation 2015 Wall of Fame honoree during the annual Wall of Fame Celebration.
From Staff ReportsHailey Baskeyfield, 10, was introduced Wednesday as the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals 2015 Oklahoma Champion Child.
Accompanied by Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel and 2014 Miss Oklahoma Alex Eppler, she arrived to a chorus of cheers and applause at the Waterford Marriott hotel.
Chess event set in Moore
MOORE — The Challengers Chess Club will hold its monthly open meet May 16 at Regency Park Baptist Church, 2001 N Janeway Ave.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSA former Rogers County commissioner accused of using county property for his personal use was arrested Friday, authorities said.
Kirt Lannon Thacker, 45, of Inola, reportedly directed a county employee to deliver a bulldozer, track hoe and portable fuel tank to his property and used the equipment to build a stock pond and make other improvements to his farm in June and July of 2011, a news release from Attorney General Scott Pruitt states.
By Heather Warlick, Staff WriterThe Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts is in full swing and aside from art, you’re sure to see a wide variety of headwear at the outdoor event.
Preservation conference nears
From Staff ReportsNORMAN — Award-winning playwright and poet Rilla Askew will perform her one-act play “Breakfast,” as part of a gala planned in honor of Oklahoma women.
“Voices from the Heart — Celebrating Women’s Lives in Oklahoma” will begin at 7 p.m.Read more on NewsOK.com
FROM STAFF REPORTSU.S. 277 is shut down just east of U.S. 81 in Grady County because of a fatal wreck, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol reported.
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