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BronchoThon aids hospital

EDMOND — Eight hours of dancing and months of fundraising and prep work paid off for University of Central Oklahoma students in the form of more than $68,400, benefiting the Children's Miracle Network. The funds raised will stay local, helping children at the Oklahoma Children's Hospital. BronchoThon is part of the national university dance marathon program for the Children's Miracle Network. More than 30 teams and 700 students total participated in BronchoThon. UCO is currently the highest first-year fundraising program in the nation for 2017.

Financial report earns award

NORMAN — For the 26th consecutive year, the Certificate of Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the city of Norman by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada for its annual financial report. The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. According to the GFOA, it represents a “significant accomplishment by a government and its management.”

Exhibit features quilts

ALINE — The Sod House Museum has a new quilt exhibit featuring 25 quilts from the late 19th through early 20th centuries. Martha Ray, retired director of historic homes for the Oklahoma Historical Society, will present “The History of Quilts” from 10 a.m. to noon May 20. The museum is southeast of Aline on State Highway 8. For more information, contact Director Renee Trindle at 580-463-2441 or

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 ›