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Students honored for leadership

EDMOND — University of Central Oklahoma recently awarded the President's Leadership Scholarship to students in recognition of their demonstrated talent and distinguished achievement in leadership, citizenship, service and communication. The recipients of the President's Leadership Scholarship are Putnam City High School graduate Destiny Henry, Westmoore High School graduate Jordan Medaris, Choctaw High School graduate Jacob Robertson and Carl Albert Senior High School student Pallavi Samantaray. Recipients received a tuition waiver for 12 hours of classes each semester, a $2,250 yearly stipend for room and board, and a one-time $1,000 global and service stipend.

Fire department study to be discussed

MIDWEST CITY — The city will hold a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday to discuss an upcoming study of the Midwest City Fire Department. Emergency Services Consulting International, the company selected to conduct the fire department study, will be available to talk with residents about the department and the services they provide. The meeting will be held in the council chambers, 100 N Midwest Boulevard.

Event to cover coffee, books and toast

NORMAN — Norman Public Library Central and the Friends of the Norman Library will present their annual Cookbook Swap and Shop from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the Lowry Room of the library, 225 N. Webster Ave. The event will feature a presentation at 10 a.m. from staff from Oklahoma City coffee shop Elemental Coffee, demonstrating the pour over coffee brewing technique and unique flavor combination that can be created with simple toast.  They'll also have samples of their organic coffee and most popular toast items and specialty baked goods for attendees. The morning also will feature the Friends of the Norman Library's annual Cookbook Sale, with a variety of cookbooks offered. Guests also are welcome to bring their own unused cookbooks to swap with each other.

From Staff Reports

Jane Glenn Cannon

A native of Oklahoma, Jane Glenn Cannon is an award-winning reporter who has covered everything from crime, courts and government to entertainment and features. She wrote a popular personal column for many years. She is a former associate writer... Read more ›

Diana Baldwin

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