Oklahoma city – Rogers County Blue Star Mothers http://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/ Tue, 17 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-09T143024.308.png Oklahoma city – Rogers County Blue Star Mothers http://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/ 32 32 Terrata Homes Announces Expansion into Oklahoma City Market https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/terrata-homes-announces-expansion-into-oklahoma-city-market/ Tue, 17 May 2022 11:00:00 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/terrata-homes-announces-expansion-into-oklahoma-city-market/ BLANCHARD, Okla., May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LGI Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGIH) announced the expansion of the Terrata Homes brand into the Oklahoma City market, with the grand opening of its new community , Winter Creek . Winter Creek offers buyers the opportunity to own a luxury brand new home located along the prestigious […]]]>

BLANCHARD, Okla., May 17, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LGI Homes, Inc. (NASDAQ: LGIH) announced the expansion of the Terrata Homes brand into the Oklahoma City market, with the grand opening of its new community , Winter Creek . Winter Creek offers buyers the opportunity to own a luxury brand new home located along the prestigious Winter Creek Championship Golf Course.

Within the community, Terrata Homes offers an exclusive collection of five never-before-seen house plans. titled the Country Club collection, these new homes have been carefully constructed with meticulous attention to detail, featuring elevated aesthetics, exquisite interior upgrades, and functional, spacious layouts. Ranging in size from 2,602 square feet to over 3,700 square feet, these homes offer four and five bedrooms with up to three and a half bathrooms. Open floor plans with fully equipped kitchens, formal dining areas, media rooms and fantastic family rooms are available within the community. Each new Terrata home in Winter Creek will feature a host of incredible upgrades, such as a full suite of stainless steel kitchen appliances, gleaming quartz countertops, electric fireplace, oversized wood cabinetry with crown molding details crowned with beautiful wood-look tiles. floors, two to three car attached garages, covered outdoor living areas and expansive half-acre residential grounds.

Winter Creek is conveniently located off Highway 62 in beautiful Blanchard, Oklahoma. Brimming with small-town charm, this community is located on the peaceful, rolling grounds of the championship, 18-hole, Winter Creek Golf Course, making it the perfect place to enjoy a relaxed lifestyle. Although removed from urban congestion, owners of Winter Creek enjoy a peaceful environment, while still being close to major downtown areas in Norman and Oklahoma City. Within this gated community, owners enjoy having access to world-class amenities such as the Winter Creek Golf Course and the Country Club’s rustic themed clubhouse. At the clubhouse, residents will find a golf simulator, pro shop, fitness center, restaurant and more. Additionally, this community is home to a swimming pool, lakes, and stunning fairway views.

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TSA predicts summer travel rush https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/tsa-predicts-summer-travel-rush/ Sun, 15 May 2022 11:00:46 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/tsa-predicts-summer-travel-rush/ (NewsNation) — With airports across the country getting busier, TSA says it’s stepping up efforts and bringing in more TSA agents to help ease long lines. In Miami, there are more than 150,000 travelers per day, up 17% from last month. More and more people are traveling and the summer rush hasn’t even started yet. […]]]>

(NewsNation) — With airports across the country getting busier, TSA says it’s stepping up efforts and bringing in more TSA agents to help ease long lines.

In Miami, there are more than 150,000 travelers per day, up 17% from last month.

More and more people are traveling and the summer rush hasn’t even started yet.

AAA officials predict 60% more people will travel this year than last – or about 37 million people – almost to pre-pandemic numbers.

On Memorial Day alone, nearly 2.5 million people will board a plane. That’s why TSA officials say they’re rolling out a new plan to put more TSA screeners at larger, busier airports.

The Transportation Security Administration chief said Tuesday that his agency has quadrupled the number of staff who could bolster screening operations at airports that have become overcrowded this summer.

Nearly 1,000 staff have volunteered to be dispatched to other airports if necessary to help passengers get through security lines more quickly. And travelers say long lines won’t be a deterrent this summer.

It’s part of the agency’s plan to handle what is expected to be a frenetic holiday season.

“We expect this summer to be busy, and we’re as prepared as we can be,” Pekoske said at a news conference near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. “We are likely to far exceed 2019 numbers at some airports.”

The TSA currently has 47,500 employees at security checkpoints nationwide. He says that when the lines are longer than 30 minutes, more help is called.

Pekoske said the TSA is trying to predict when wait times in standard screening lanes will be at least 30 minutes, or when PreCheck traveler waits will be at least 10 minutes. When this happens, volunteers from less busy airports will be sent to help reduce waits at busy airports.

The TSA screened more than 2.1 million travelers in the past month. That’s almost as many as in 2019 – and travel experts say they expect that number to rise significantly over the next few weeks.

Airlines expect summer crowds to be similar to those of 2019, preparing for the busy season by posting ambitious schedules for the summer holiday months. Some airlines have recently scaled back those plans for fear of not having enough staff to operate every flight.

International travel is still well below pre-pandemic levels.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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digging up an Oklahoma town’s past https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/digging-up-an-oklahoma-towns-past/ Fri, 13 May 2022 19:03:49 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/digging-up-an-oklahoma-towns-past/ Teresa Knox’s path to owning a recording studio with a rich history began with a Slurpee. As difficult as it may seem, some 45 years ago, 7-Eleven created a series of collectible plastic cups featuring notable musicians of the time. Among them: the Allman Brothers Band, Peter Frampton, Johnny Nash and Leon Russell. Knox kept […]]]>

Teresa Knox’s path to owning a recording studio with a rich history began with a Slurpee. As difficult as it may seem, some 45 years ago, 7-Eleven created a series of collectible plastic cups featuring notable musicians of the time. Among them: the Allman Brothers Band, Peter Frampton, Johnny Nash and Leon Russell.

Knox kept her Russell cut because he was a fellow Tulsan and she liked his music.

Decades later, Russell is the public face and owner of Church Studio, a sacred place for music fans. There Russell recorded his own music as well as other artists including Tom Petty’s Mudcrutch, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, Willie Nelson, Peter Tosh and dozens of others.

The structure – built as a church in 1915 and transformed by Russell into a studio in 1972 – lay in ruins for years. “It was just floating,” Knox says.

She bought it six years ago and embarked on a majestic restoration, starting with its designation as a National Historic Landmark. Unlike the rectangular camelback shape of all the other iconic signs, the one outside Church Studio is an oval, mirroring the shape of Russell’s Shelter Records logo. Knox hoped the studio’s reputation would attract musicians to record, and it has since it opened in March. And though she’s poured her personal Russell archive into space — thousands of items, including Russell’s hats, canes, part of a famous rhinestone-studded costume — creating a museum/workshop hybrid , Knox did not anticipate much tourist traffic.

“We had 4,000 visits from people in March alone,” she says. “I knew people liked Leon, but I didn’t expect it.

A fan’s lawsuit that started with a Slurpee cup has boiled over. And the history of Church Studio mirrors that of Tulsa, which has undergone a series of revitalization projects in recent years that have brought out the city’s history – the celebration and the artistry, as well as the complexity and tragedy.

A musical destination

The Church Studio enjoyed a heavy flow of visitors this month, thanks to the opening of the Bob Dylan Center about a mile away. These days, Tulsa, a city with a distinct and storied musical history, is quickly becoming a destination for music tourism comparable to other legendary music cities like Memphis and New Orleans.

The Dylan Center and Woody Guthrie Center reside in the same building on the same block, both funded by the George Kaiser Family Foundation, which used some of the oil and gas billionaire’s loot to create two spaces that function as both museums and research centers. .

Unlike these newer spaces, Cain’s Ballroom is only a few blocks away. It dates back to 1924 and has hosted dozens of country music legends, some of whose oversized portraits line the perimeter of the room: Hank Williams, Ernest Tubb and Roy Rogers. For seven years, beginning in 1935, Cain’s was the base of operations for Western swing legend Bob Wills.

When Elvis Costello took the stage to mark the opening of the Dylan Center, he remarked that his first visit to Cain’s was in 1978. The venue is worth a visit whether or not one stays for the live music at this that evening.

For those inclined towards cemetery tourism, Wills is buried about eight miles away in Memorial Park, a cemetery that is also the final resting place of Russell, Roy Clark and Carl Radle, one of Eric Clapton’s Dominos. Russell’s giant marble piano marker makes his plot easy to find, and Clark’s is great too. Wills and Radle are marked by headstones nestled in the grass, so even with a section number they require a bit of hunting.

Tulsa also delved into its cinematic history. The Outsiders House Museum is in the space where Francis Ford Coppola made his 1982 film based on SE Hinton’s Ageless Book. Take the right path from the Greenwood neighborhood, where the Dylan and Guthrie Centers are, and pass the street where Matt Dillon and Mickey Rourke took a remarkable motorcycle ride in Coppola’s “Rumble Fish,” another Hinton story transformed in movie.

A difficult past

Greenwood is bursting with the fruits expected of a revamped part of town. It is home to the Tulsa Drillers, a minor league baseball team; a pretty independent bookstore; and well-equipped food and beverage establishments. The first weekend in May, it hosted Mayfest, which lined the street with art vendors while live music erupted from Guthrie Green, another tip for the Oklahoman songwriter.

Of course, any urban twist has a lot of history under the veneer. Not all of Tulsa’s history is sentimental.

Take a walk along Greenwood Avenue in this neighborhood and you’ll find Tulsans rejecting the idea of ​​whitewashing history texts. All sorts of businesses line the street, and before reaching the door of one, a visitor passes a bronze bollard fixed to the concrete on the sidewalk. The markers represent businesses that existed before the district and its Black Wall Street were ransacked and burned down 101 years ago.

Some of the markers represent businesses that have been burned down and reopened (Dillard’s Shoe Shine Parlor). The majority represents businesses like the one owned by Dr. GG Patrick, which have been destroyed and closed forever. If the story told at the Greenwood Rising Museum finds no place in the textbooks in an age of historical manipulation, Tulsans along this avenue have seen fit to keep the story embedded in metal and stone, which are less prone to political escape.

Greenwood Rising is as enlightening as it is devastating. Thanks to television’s “Watchmen,” the Tulsa Massacre is better known today than it has been (outside of Tulsa) for a century. That said, the museum showcases a vibrant and thriving black community that was sacked for reasons as predictable as they were outrageous.

The museum does not attempt to compile statistics on the number of people killed or the number of businesses destroyed. It offers some estimates, but instead presents a startling situation of then and now as it tries to replicate a Greenwood community a century ago and how it was reduced to ashes.

“They have the jacket”

Walking through the Greenwood arcades in Tulsa’s main downtown opens up a later space full of intriguing places worthy of a visit. A mile from the Church Studio there is a magnificent mural by Russell. Decopolis is a fascinating destination at the Philcade Building, which is a feast of art deco design, with shadow boxes across its lobby that testify to its history. The design elements of the building are breathtaking, commanding photo after photo of small elements both outside and inside, with an elevator that can take its occupants back in time. (Note: The Topeca coffee roasters inside the building are also able to manipulate the weather with their exceptional brew.)

My Lyft driver had the kind of business degree day job you’d find in the city. Originally from Nigeria, he acknowledged that Houston had a large community of Nigerian immigrants and their children. But he found Tulsa’s pace more enjoyable. Highway lanes are not battlefields, but rather lodging points.

This city of about 400,000 people surely has the same problems as the rest of the nation: a divided city within a divided nation. But it also seems to embrace its history – good and bad – rather than picking out pieces that make it shine. With such a mindset, a Bob Dylan Center feels like a natural resident in a city that seems dedicated to its arts, culture, and history.

The Church Studio is therefore an excellent representation of Tulsa. Once Knox had the space designated as a historic landmark, rules and regulations applied. She has not been able to create her lobby and archives in a way aligned with the 107-year-old church.

So the past is the past, and the new must be grafted onto the old. The entrance to the studio is fairly modern, but with art and design details that hint at the past: wires along a stairwell resemble the strings of a guitar or piano.

But the marriage of history and commerce remains the backbone of such a place. Speaking of the Dylan Center, Elvis Costello said of the mix of form and function, “You have to have both. It is a commercial enterprise.

The studio welcomed guitar genius Tommy Emmanuel as its first musical guest and has had many visitors since, including Kenny Loggins. But two Rock & Roll Hall of Fame curators could be seen eyeing Russell’s pink-stitched, rhinestone-speckled pants and accompanying felt hat.

“They,” Knox said, nodding at the conservatives, “the Rock Hall…have the jacket.”

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Family Opens Up About Sex Trafficking 15-Year-Old Girl To OKC https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/family-opens-up-about-sex-trafficking-15-year-old-girl-to-okc/ Thu, 12 May 2022 02:33:00 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/family-opens-up-about-sex-trafficking-15-year-old-girl-to-okc/ KOCO 5 has heard of the family of a 15-year-old girl who investigators believe was a victim of sex trafficking in Oklahoma City. Through their attorney, her parents said so many people could have stopped her. Dallas Mavericks game when she went to the bathroom and never came back. She was last seen on surveillance […]]]>

KOCO 5 has heard of the family of a 15-year-old girl who investigators believe was a victim of sex trafficking in Oklahoma City. Through their attorney, her parents said so many people could have stopped her. Dallas Mavericks game when she went to the bathroom and never came back. She was last seen on surveillance video leaving with two people. prostitution site. “There were so many safeguards that were supposed to be in place but didn’t work. This girl was sexually assaulted in a hotel room for several nights, so every time she could have been saved it would have better,” family attorney Zeke Fortenberry said. >> Related: Another Arrest in Sex Trafficking Case of Dallas Teen Found in Oklahoma City teenager had informed the police at the match when he realized that she had disappeared. Then he was told to report it to the North Richland Hills police, since that’s where he lives, and told to go home. North Richland Hills police say they can’t investigate because it happened in Dallas. The girl was not found until days later after a Texas anti-trafficking group was able to use facial recognition technology to open the case.

KOCO 5 has heard of the family of a 15-year-old girl who investigators believe was a victim of sex trafficking in Oklahoma City.

Through their attorney, her parents said so many people could have prevented this from happening.

Police say the girl was attending a Dallas Mavericks game when she went to the bathroom and never returned. She was last seen on surveillance video leaving with two people.

>> Related: Oklahoma sex trafficking case raises questions about child safety

Then she was taken to a hotel room where a suspect and two other people took nude photos of her and uploaded them to a prostitution website.

“There were so many safeguards that were supposed to be in place but didn’t work. This girl was sexually assaulted in a hotel room for several nights, so every time she could have been saved it would have been better,” said Zeke Fortenberry, the family’s attorney.

>> Related: Another arrest in sex trafficking case of Dallas teenager found in Oklahoma City

The lawyer said the teenager’s father tipped off police at the game when he realized she was missing. Then he was told to report it to the North Richland Hills police, since that’s where he lives, and told to go home.

North Richland Hills police say they can’t investigate because it happened in Dallas. The girl was not found until days later after a Texas anti-trafficking group was able to use facial recognition technology to open the case.

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Hidden Gems: Ismael Kamagate Adapts to the Modern Mold https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/hidden-gems-ismael-kamagate-adapts-to-the-modern-mold/ Tue, 10 May 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/hidden-gems-ismael-kamagate-adapts-to-the-modern-mold/ The Oklahoma City Thunder have a glaring hole at center position as they enter the third season of their rebuild. As such, it would make sense for them to take a center with one of their four picks in next month’s draft. After Jalen Duren, which should be taken in the lottery, there is no […]]]>

The Oklahoma City Thunder have a glaring hole at center position as they enter the third season of their rebuild. As such, it would make sense for them to take a center with one of their four picks in next month’s draft.

After Jalen Duren, which should be taken in the lottery, there is no consensus on the second-best center. Because of this, there are a handful of big ones that could end up being stolen depending on where they are taken.

Among the international centers, Ishmael Kamagate might be the most interesting. He hasn’t shown the ability to be a consistent prospect, but the flashes are extremely promising. Standing at 6ft 11in, the French center is a tall athlete who fits the mold of a modern great.

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Thunder Draft: Developing the upside with Tari’s season https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/thunder-draft-developing-the-upside-with-taris-season/ Sun, 08 May 2022 12:00:00 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/thunder-draft-developing-the-upside-with-taris-season/ In the upcoming draft, there are quite a few players who have just started to scratch the surface of their potential. The Oklahoma City Thunder could target these prospects to grow in their system. A player who fits this mold is Tari Reason. An explosive forward who plays with passion, he has proven himself an […]]]>

In the upcoming draft, there are quite a few players who have just started to scratch the surface of their potential. The Oklahoma City Thunder could target these prospects to grow in their system.

A player who fits this mold is Tari Reason. An explosive forward who plays with passion, he has proven himself an NBA talent but has the advantage of becoming a legitimate contributor at the top level.

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Classen SAS teacher named OKCPS teacher of the year https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/classen-sas-teacher-named-okcps-teacher-of-the-year/ Fri, 06 May 2022 00:12:00 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/classen-sas-teacher-named-okcps-teacher-of-the-year/ The Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation and Oklahoma City Public Schools have named Kimberly Banz as the Oklahoma City Public Schools District Teacher of the Year. Banz has taught in Oklahoma City public schools for five years and is currently the Director of Orchestras at the Classen School of Advanced Studies High School in Northeast. […]]]>

The Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation and Oklahoma City Public Schools have named Kimberly Banz as the Oklahoma City Public Schools District Teacher of the Year. Banz has taught in Oklahoma City public schools for five years and is currently the Director of Orchestras at the Classen School of Advanced Studies High School in Northeast. She was honored as this year’s winner after receiving the highest marks from the jury for her written application, interview and classroom lesson evaluation. “I feel very honored right now. I am completely overwhelmed,” Banz said. “Thank you to my parents who bought my first viola. Thank you to my administrators who support every idea I pitch out there. , you are all exceptional. It is an incredible honor. Thank you to all of my students throughout my teaching career. I would not be the teacher I am today without you.” from Fowler Automotive. Banz will represent the district in the Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year contest. “The past few years have shown us how far teachers will go to take care of our children. It’s so inspiring to see their dedication, their innovation, their passion, their heart at work every day. Congratulations Kimberly and all of our finalists. And thank you to all the OKCPS teachers who show up every day for our children. You are all making a difference,” said OKCPS Superintendent Sean McDaniel.

The Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation and Oklahoma City Public Schools have named Kimberly Banz as the Oklahoma City Public Schools District Teacher of the Year.

Banz has taught in Oklahoma City public schools for five years and is currently the Director of Orchestras at the Classen School of Advanced Studies High School in Northeast. She was honored as this year’s winner after receiving the highest marks from the jury for her written application, interview and classroom lesson evaluation.

“I feel very honored right now. I am completely overwhelmed,” Banz said. “Thank you to my parents who bought my first viola. Thank you to my administrators who support every idea I pitch out there. , you are all exceptional. It is an incredible honor. Thank you to all of my students throughout my teaching career. I would not be the teacher that I am today without you.

As the OKCPS District Teacher of the Year, Banz received a cash award from the Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation, a watch from BC Clark and use of a new car for a year from Fowler. Automotive. Banz will represent the district in the Oklahoma State Teacher of the Year contest.

“The past few years have shown us how far teachers will go to take care of our children. It’s so inspiring to see their dedication, their innovation, their passion, their heart at work every day. Congratulations Kimberly and all of our finalists. And thank you to all the OKCPS teachers who show up every day for our children. You are all making a difference,” said OKCPS Superintendent Sean McDaniel.

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How OU and Oklahoma State match up statistically https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/how-ou-and-oklahoma-state-match-up-statistically/ Tue, 03 May 2022 15:25:11 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/how-ou-and-oklahoma-state-match-up-statistically/ The Oklahoma Sooners softball was in tears again in 2022. They are 45-1 and the No. 1 team in the nation. They faced challenges along the way and overcame adversity with some late-game feats. As good as it was last year, this year’s team looks even more complete. They have six players hitting over .400 […]]]>

The Oklahoma Sooners softball was in tears again in 2022. They are 45-1 and the No. 1 team in the nation. They faced challenges along the way and overcame adversity with some late-game feats.

As good as it was last year, this year’s team looks even more complete. They have six players hitting over .400 this season and nine hitting over .300. They have six hitters with 10+ homers this year, led by Jocelyn Alo’s 23, and three players with 50+ RBIs.

And as impressive as the nation’s best offense has been, the pitching staff has been equally impressive, leading the nation in ERA, led by Hope Trautwein’s incredible 0.09 ERA.

Heading into their series with Oklahoma State, the Oklahoma Sooners are looking for their 10th straight regular-season Big 12 title. The Cowgirls are tied with the Sooners at the top of the Big 12 standings and are a well-rounded team. They may not have the numbers Oklahoma has on either side of the ball, but they’re a great field team and they won’t give the Sooners anything easy.

In last year’s Bedlam Series, the Sooners dropped Game 1 of the three-game series 6-4 and were pushed into each of their series wins. The final differential was only +3 in favor of the Sooners. Although Oklahoma looks like the better team on paper, it wouldn’t be surprising to see close games in Bedlam.

Let’s take a look at how the two sides stack up statistically.

June 7, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; OklahomaÕs Jocelyn Alo (78) high fives head coach Patty Gasso at third base after hitting a home run against James Madison in the sixth inning of an NCAA WomenÕs College World Series semifinal game at the USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium. Alonzo Adams – USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma: 45-1 (14-1, Big 12)

Oklahoma State: 38-9 (14-1)

June 10, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma Sooners utility Jocelyn Alo (78) stands on the plate after hitting a first inning home run met by Nicole Mendes (11) and catcher Kinzie Hansen (9) against the Florida State Seminoles in Game 3 of the NCAA Womens College World Series Championship Series at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium. Rob Ferguson – USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma: 8.93 points per game. No. 1 in NCAA

Oklahoma State: 5.64, No. 45 in NCAA

The OU softball team improved to 45-1 this season with a 9-1 win at Kansas on Sunday.

Oklahoma: .379, NCAA No. 1

Oklahoma State: .299, No. 44 in the NCAA

Oklahoma’s Jocelyn Alo (78) warms up before going to bat during their game at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, Calif. on Friday, Feb. 25, 2022. Andy Abeyta/The Desert Sun / USA TODAY NETWORK

Oklahoma:

Jocelyne Alo: .479

Grace Lyon: .452

Rylie Boone: .448

State of Oklahoma:

Miranda Elish: .379

Katelynn Carwile: 0.373

Sydney Pennington: .320

February 25, 2022; Cathedral City, California, USA; Oklahoma Sooners infielder Tiare Jennings (23) and utility Jocelyn Alo (23) pose against the Cal State Fullerton Titans during the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic at Big League Dreams. Kirby Lee – USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma: No. 1 with 116

Oklahoma State: T25 with 61

Oklahoma’s Jocelyn Alo (78) celebrates after hitting a home run in the third inning of a 4-2 win over Washington and ace Gabbie Plain in the NCAA Super Regionals Friday at Norman. Bryan Terry, Oklahoman

Oklahoma

Jocelyn Alo: 23

Tiara Jennings: 21

Grace Lyon: 17

Oklahoma State

Sydney Pennington: 10

Cheyenne Factor: 10

Julia Cottrill: 10

OU’s Tiare Jennings had a home run and three RBIs in Friday’s 7-0 win over Kansas. Bryan Terry, Oklahoman

Oklahoma

Tiara Jennings: 64

Jocelyn Alo: 55

Grace Lyons: 51

State of Oklahoma:

Sydney Pennington: 40

Katelynn Carwile: 30

Miranda Elish: 29

Oklahoma’s Giselle Juarez (45), Jocelyn Alo (78), Lynnsie Elam (22) and Nicole Mendes (11) carry a pad from the outside wall after winning Game 2 against Washington in a college softball super regional tournament in the NCAA in Norman, Okla., Saturday, May 29, 2021. (Bryan Terry/The Oklahoman via AP)

Oklahoma: 216

Oklahoma State: 158

February 25, 2022; Cathedral City, California, USA; Oklahoma Sooners utility player Alyssa Brito (33) bats against the Fullerton Titans of California State during the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic at Big League Dreams. Kirby Lee – USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma: .771, NCAA No. 1

Oklahoma State: .492, No. 40 in the NCAA

Photo by Brayden Conover–USA TODAY Sooners Wire

Oklahoma

Jocelyne Alo: 1,162

Grace Lyon: .944

Tiara Jennings: .938

State of Oklahoma:

Miranda Elish: .659

Katelynn Carwile: 0.619

Julia Cottrill: .609

June 10, 2021; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA; Oklahoma Sooners utility Jocelyn Alo (78) stands on the plate after hitting a first inning home run met by Nicole Mendes (11) and catcher Kinzie Hansen (9) against the Florida State Seminoles in Game 3 of the NCAA Womens College World Series Championship Series at USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium. Rob Ferguson – USA TODAY Sports

Oklahoma: .486, NCAA No. 1

Oklahoma State: .389, No. 34 in the NCAA

OU’s Jayda Coleman celebrates her home run during Friday’s game against Cal State Fullerton at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, Calif. Andy Abeyta / The Desert Sun / USA TODAY NETWORK

Oklahoma

Jocelyne Alo: .629

Jayda Coleman: .607

Grace Lyon: .529

State of Oklahoma:

Miranda Elish: .485

Cheyenne Factor: 0.448

Katelynn Carwile: .435

OU celebrates Grace Lyons (middle) scoring a brace in the fifth inning of an 8-0 win over Baylor on March 26 at Norman. SARAH PHIPPS / THE OKLAHOMAN NETWORK / USA TODAY

Oklahoma: 52 (80%)

Oklahoma State: 47 (82%)

Oklahoma’s Grace Lyons (3) runs in second during an NCAA softball game against Washington Friday, May 28, 2021 in Norman, Okla. Oklahoma won 4-2. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Oklahoma

Grace Lyons: 8

Tiara Jennings: 8

Taylon Snow: 5

State of Oklahoma:

Kiley Naomi: 9

Avery Hobson: 3

Katelyn Carwile: 2

Oklahoma State’s Chelsea Alexander (55) celebrates in the seventh inning of a 2-0 victory over Texas May 30 in the NCAA Super Regional in Stillwater. SARAH PHIPPS / THE OKLAHOMAN NETWORK / USA TODAY

Oklahoma: .971, NCAA No. 39

Oklahoma State: .982, NCAA No. 4

Hope Trautwein (7) throws as the Oklahoma Sooners take on the University of Alabama Blazers at Marita Hynes Field in Norman on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Nathan J Fish/The Oklahoman / USA TODAY NETWORK

Oklahoma: 0.71, No. 1 in the NCAA

Oklahoma State: 1.78, NCAA No. 9

Hope Trautwein (7) throws as the Oklahoma Sooners take on the University of Alabama Blazers at Marita Hynes Field in Norman on Saturday, April 2, 2022. Nathan J Fish/The Oklahoman / USA TODAY NETWORK

Oklahoma

Hope Trautwein: 0.09, No. 1 in NCAA

Nicole May: 0.84, No. 6 in NCAA

Jordy Bahl: 0.96, No. 8 in NCAA

State of Oklahoma:

Kelly Maxwell: 1.04

Miranda Elish: 2.09

Morgan Day: 2:40 p.m.

Jordy Bahl threw a complete shutout in OU’s 3-0 win over Texas on Thursday night. BRYAN TERRY / THE OKLAHOMAN NETWORK / USA TODAY

Oklahoma

Jordy Bahl: 20-1

Oklahoma State

Kelly Maxwell: 15-2

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What to do in case of formula shortage https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/what-to-do-in-case-of-formula-shortage/ Sun, 01 May 2022 17:13:57 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/what-to-do-in-case-of-formula-shortage/ CLEVELAND (WJW) – Eleven-month-old Isaiah likes a good snack and while he may be thinking about a burger right now, formula will be part of his daily routine for at least a little longer. But finding formula for many parents is a bit difficult right now. Global shortages are also affecting US store shelves. “It […]]]>

CLEVELAND (WJW) – Eleven-month-old Isaiah likes a good snack and while he may be thinking about a burger right now, formula will be part of his daily routine for at least a little longer.

But finding formula for many parents is a bit difficult right now. Global shortages are also affecting US store shelves.

“It was embarrassing. We usually get it at Costco. At first I tried to fill up and they limited it to two at a time, or two [stores] where we’ve been they haven’t had any and I know my sister in law who has a baby too and orders Similac on Amazon and sometimes it’s out of stock.” said Isiah’s mother, Katie Goldby.

It’s the same story all over the country.

Two things happened here. The biggest infant formula makers, Abbott and Mead Johnson, have both had problems getting some of the ingredients they need, which has slowed production.

Also a large recall of certain batches of Similac and two other brands in February exacerbated the supply problem.

Even if your usual brand isn’t available, pediatricians say most children can adapt to another brand.

“I’m sure there are taste differences and every baby has preferences, but if you have to change formulas, you should be fine. The only exception would be babies taking special types of formulas like certain hypoallergenic formulas or elemental formulas,” said Dr. Lauren Beene of Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital Suburban Pediatrics.

Dr. Beene says they get a lot of questions from parents about what to do when their favorite brand of formula isn’t available.

She says don’t use cow’s or goat’s milk. It has nowhere near correct nutrition for an infant and could cause problems.

Also, don’t think about diluting the formula you already have to make it stretch. You can switch brands, but all formulas must be given in the correct mix.

“The content of the formula, especially the electrolytes, sodium, potassium and all that, is in a very specific ratio and when diluted with additional water, it becomes too dilute and the baby’s kidneys don’t aren’t mature enough to properly filter the extra water.” said Dr. Beene.

Dr. Beene encourages parents who are having trouble finding formula to talk to their pediatrician, as they may be able to direct them to resources that can help.

Major infant formula makers say they hope to recover stocks, but no timetable has yet been set.

For parents, limitations and shortages will continue to be painful.

“Generally, we try to get value for money. It’s mostly frustrating [when] there is limited availability and there is less choice and you have to choose something expensive. Luckily he’s not picky, but some babies are,” says Goldby.

Dr. Beene says if you have any questions about infant formula, you should contact your pediatrician.

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Severe storms hit Oklahoma late Friday, early Saturday https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/severe-storms-hit-oklahoma-late-friday-early-saturday/ Sat, 30 Apr 2022 05:43:00 +0000 https://rogerscountybluestarmothers.com/severe-storms-hit-oklahoma-late-friday-early-saturday/ The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning and multiple severe thunderstorm warnings late Friday evening and early Saturday morning as storms moved through northern Oklahoma. KOCO 5’s live coverage of the severe storms has ended. You can scroll through the story below to see coverage from earlier in the evening. Saturday 12:25 p.m. update: […]]]>

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning and multiple severe thunderstorm warnings late Friday evening and early Saturday morning as storms moved through northern Oklahoma. KOCO 5’s live coverage of the severe storms has ended. You can scroll through the story below to see coverage from earlier in the evening. Saturday 12:25 p.m. update: KOCO 5 First Alert Storm Chaser Buck King reports hail in Stillwater. The National Weather Service also issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Payne County until 1:15 a.m. 12:15 a.m. Saturday update: A severe thunderstorm warning continues for Noble and Payne until 12:30 a.m. Saturday 12:12 p.m. update: The National Weather Service has canceled the tornado warning for Osage County. : The National Weather Service canceled the tornado warning for Pawnee County but continued it for Osage County until 12:45 a.m. Saturday. 11:45 p.m. Friday Update: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Garfield, Kay, Logan, Noble and Payne counties through 12:30 a.m. Saturday. 11:30 p.m. Friday Update: The National Weather Service has updated severe thunderstorm warning to say a tornado is possible. It also continued the severe thunderstorm warning for Garfield, Kay and Noble counties until 11:45 p.m. said a strong thunderstorm will affect parts of Garfield County until 11:30 p.m. Damon says storms are warned of ping-pong sized hail and 60 mph winds. . A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday for northeastern Oklahoma counties. The counties included in the watch are Garfield, Grant, Kay, Lincoln, Logan, Noble and Payne. 6:55 p.m. Friday Update: The National Weather Service has canceled the tornado watch for several counties in Oklahoma. The watch is still in effect for Garfield, Grant, Kay, Noble and Payne counties. 6:05 p.m. Friday Update: KOCO First Alert 5 Chief Meteorologist Damon Lane and the First Alert Weather Team bring you the latest news on the tornado watch issued in Oklahoma. Open the video player above for the latest. 5 p.m. Friday update: The tornado watch was issued until 11 p.m. for Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Garfield, Garvin, Grady, Grant, Kay, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Logan, McClain , Noble, Oklahoma, Payne, Pottawatomie, Seminole, Stephens and Tillman Counties. KOCO 5 First Warning Chief Meteorologist Damon Lane said tornadoes could develop Friday in Oklahoma. The tornado rating for Oklahoma’s northern counties is 6 out of 10. which means high on the tornado rating. The tornado window on Friday will be 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Damon says storms will also be possible after 10 a.m., but the risk of tornadoes will be much lower. 5 Chief Meteorologist Damon Lane says the storms are trying to build, but the ceiling is holding. Damon explained what the ceiling is and why it is so important. Open the video player below to learn more about the cap. Be sure to download the KOCO 5 app to receive personalized weather alerts. You can also watch our team’s coverage on the app. >> Check the live interactive radar >> Watch KOCO 5 coverage >> Download the KOCO 5 app on iPhone >> Download the KOCO 5 app on Android >> “Like” KOCO 5 on Facebook >> “Follow” KOCO 5 on Twitter

The National Weather Service issued a tornado warning and multiple severe thunderstorm warnings late Friday evening and early Saturday morning as storms moved through northern Oklahoma.

KOCO 5’s live coverage of the severe storms has ended. You can scroll through the story below to see coverage from earlier in the evening.

12:25 a.m. Saturday Update: KOCO 5 First Alert Storm Chaser Buck King reports hail in Stillwater.

The National Weather Service also issued a severe thunderstorm warning for Payne County until 1:15 a.m.

12:15 a.m. Saturday Update: Severe thunderstorm warning continues for Noble and Payne counties until 12:30 a.m.

12:12 a.m. Saturday Update: The National Weather Service has canceled the tornado warning for Osage County.

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00:08 Saturday Update: The National Weather Service canceled the tornado warning for Pawnee County but continued it for Osage County until 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

11:58 p.m. Friday update: A tornado warning was issued for Osage and Pawnee counties until 12:45 a.m. Saturday.

11:45 p.m. Friday Update: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Garfield, Kay, Logan, Noble and Payne counties through 12:30 a.m. Saturday.

11:30 p.m. Friday Update: The National Weather Service updated the severe thunderstorm warning to say a tornado is possible. It also continued the severe thunderstorm warning for Garfield, Kay and Noble counties until 11:45 p.m.

11:20 p.m. Friday Update: A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for Garfield, Grant, Kay and Noble counties until 11:45 p.m. The National Weather Service also said a strong thunderstorm will affect parts of Garfield County until 11:30 p.m.

Damon says storms are warned for ping-pong sized hail and 60 mph winds.

No tornado warnings were issued, but northern Oklahoma counties are still under a tornado watch.

A severe thunderstorm watch is in effect until 6 a.m. Saturday for northeastern Oklahoma counties. The counties included in the watch are Garfield, Grant, Kay, Lincoln, Logan, Noble and Payne.

6:55 p.m. Friday Update: The National Weather Service has canceled the tornado watch for several counties in Oklahoma. The watch is still in effect for Garfield, Grant, Kay, Noble and Payne counties.

6:05 p.m. Friday update: KOCO 5 First Alert Chief Meteorologist Damon Lane and the First Alert Weather Team bring you the latest news on the tornado watch issued in Oklahoma. Open the video player above for the latest.

Friday 5 p.m. update: The tornado watch has been issued until 11 p.m. for Caddo, Canadian, Cleveland, Comanche, Cotton, Garfield, Garvin, Grady, Grant, Kay, Kingfisher, Lincoln, Logan, McClain, Noble, Oklahoma, Payne, Pottawatomie, Seminole , Stephens and Tillman. counties.

KOCO 5 First Alert Chief Meteorologist Damon Lane said tornadoes could develop Friday in Oklahoma.

The tornado rating for northern Oklahoma counties is 6 out of 10. Metro Oklahoma City counties are listed as 4, signifying high on the tornado rating.

The tornado window on Friday will be 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Damon says storms will also be possible after 10 p.m., but the risk of tornadoes will be much lower.

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3:50 p.m. Friday Update: KOCO 5 Chief Meteorologist Damon Lane says the storms are trying to build, but the ceiling is holding.

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Oklahomans hear the term “the ceiling” repeatedly during inclement season. Damon explained what the ceiling is and why it is so important. Open the video player below to learn more about the cap.


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