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2008-08-06 18:00:33

By Lisa Shearer, The Edmond Sun, Okla. Aug. 6--EDMOND -- Edmond Electric customers broke a two-year record Monday evening for peak electric usage, an official said Tuesday. From 5-6 p.m. Monday, customers used 237,100 kilowatts of power, which is the highest usage recorded since Aug. 10, 2006, when residents set a record of 236,200 kilowatts used. "Air conditioners are humming all across Edmond," said Charlie Burgett, Edmond Electric utility director. High temperatures are causing...

2008-08-05 18:00:33

By Courtney Crauthers, The Edmond Sun, Okla. Aug. 5--EDMOND -- Oklahoma A+ Schools, which is housed at the University of Central Oklahoma, received a $663,785 allocation for the fiscal year 2009 from the Oklahoma State Department of Education. The program currently works with 52 schools statewide, including Russell Dougherty Elementary. The program's mission is to nurture creative learners by providing schools statewide networking opportunities, ongoing professional development and...

2008-08-02 21:00:19

By Beth Stephenson, The Edmond Sun, Okla. Aug. 2--EDMOND -- A little more than ten years ago, several of our friends from church had recently adopted children through the foster care system in El Paso County, Colo. We were interested ourselves, since we had one girl and six boys and there was a four-year space between the last two. If we could help a little girl and fill the hole in the age line up of our children, it would be perfect. We had finished the paperwork and evaluations and were...

2008-07-26 15:00:43

By Beth Stephenson, The Edmond Sun, Okla. Jul. 26--EDMOND -- "My children want us to take foster kids, but I just don't think I have the courage," a friend commented recently. I know what she means. I've been a foster parent and know that the realities are often more stark than we can imagine before we begin. There is a tedious license process and many rules that may affect the normal pattern of life in the home, and that's before the individual needs of the children are addressed. On...

2008-07-25 00:00:41

By Kimberly Hill, The Edmond Sun, Okla. Jul. 24--EDMOND -- Oklahoma is heating up, and Sunday marked the height of Edmond's temperatures so far this summer at 102 degrees. According to the National Weather Service, this month's records and averages rise well above June's. July has seen 4.55 less inches of precipitation than June as well. This summer altogether is hotter than last summer. Along with rising temperatures come rising energy costs, water conservation concerns and...

2008-07-19 18:00:29

By The Edmond Sun, Okla. Jul. 19--EDMOND -- Mercy Health Center has named Linda Fanning, as the hospital's chief nursing officer. As a director of nursing at Mercy since 2003, Fanning played a big role in leading Mercy to Magnet status in 2005 -- the first hospital in Oklahoma to receive the gold standard in nursing from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Prior to her stint as nursing director at Mercy, Fanning served as director of nursing at Deaconess Hospital. For 13 years,...

2008-07-19 18:00:22

By Jayna Noley, The Edmond Sun, Okla. Jul. 19--EDMOND -- "Rock Band Name Origins" is a reference volume that reads like a storybook. Chronicling the beginnings of 240 acts, Edmond author and attorney Greg Metzer penned his first book with the goal of educating those with a working knowledge of the music world. Inspired by a morning radio show discussion about how the band Nickelback came up with its name, Metzer found himself curious about the names of some of his favorite bands....

2008-07-17 18:00:49

By Eric Spruill, The Edmond Sun, Okla. Jul. 17--The Top Gun QB Challenge is back, and bigger than ever, as 22 of the state's top signal callers come together at Edmond Memorial to see who's Oklahoma's best. Top Gun QB Challenge was founded by brothers Jared and Jason Allen, and began in Arkansas, where the event just took place for the fifth time. And since its inception, has now grown to include Oregon, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Oklahoma. One week from now the top two individuals...

2008-07-17 18:00:17

By Kimberly Hill, The Edmond Sun, Okla. Jul. 17--EDMOND -- Medical researchers say about one in every 130 Americans have Celiac disease, making it more prevalent than Down syndrome, Crohn's disease, Type 1 diabetes and even Alzheimer's disease. With symptoms similar to many other illnesses, however, 97 percent of cases go undiagnosed. The number of Celiacs aware of their condition may be small, but in Oklahoma they're not alone. The Oklahoma Celiac Support Group has attracted more...

2008-07-15 18:00:29

By The Edmond Sun, Okla. Jul. 15--EDMOND -- Most people now accept that the Harry Potter books initiated a new enthusiasm for reading in fans of The Boy Who Lived, but what you may not realize is that Pottermania also instigated a new type of music. It's called "wizard rock," and the premiere wizard rock band, The Remus Lupins, is coming to the Edmond Library, 10 S. Boulevard, for a concert from 6:30-9 p.m. Thursday. Joining The Remus Lupins will be other wizard rock bands, The Whomping...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin