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Wal-Mart gives grants as academy opens

EDMOND — Seven Edmond agencies and nonprofit organizations were presented grants from Wal-Mart this week as the company marked the opening of its 100th training academy in the United States at 1225 W Interstate 35 Frontage Road. Wal-Mart training academies were introduced in 2016 and have expanded to 40 states. Associates are trained through a combination of classroom and sales floor exercises, using technology, including tablet computers and cloud storage for training materials. The Edmond Fire Department, Edmond Kiwanis Club, Edmond Lions Club, Edmond Memorial High School, Edmond Police Department and local chapter of Veterans of Foreign War were awarded $2,000 checks. The Edmond Public Schools Foundation received a $5,000 check.

Norman road project gets started

NORMAN — Replacement of the concrete pavement on Woods Avenue between Robinson Street and Denison Drive is underway. The project is part of the 2016 Street Maintenance Bond Program and replaces concrete that has cracked or deteriorated. Delays may occur during the project, which is expected to last about 30 days. Barricades will assist motorists through the work area. The contractor is Nash Construction Co. For more information, call Street Superintendent Greg Hall at 329-2524.

Landscape workshop is offered

A workshop on using color in the landscape is set for noon to 1:30 p.m. May 3 at Will Rogers Gardens, 3400 NW 36. The cost is $5 and all ages are welcome. Register at The class will be taught by horticulturist and former Myriad Gardens manager Allan Storjohann.

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

Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote the original stories about the... Read more ›