Mary Pointer Named to Sister Cities’ International Board of Directors

Oklahoma City business leader Mary Blankenship Pointer was named to the Sister Cities International Board of Directors at CSI’s 2019 Annual Conference recently in Houston.

Pointer has over 25 years of banking experience, including business development commercial lending and private banking. She currently serves as on the board of directors of the Council of International Neonatal Nurses, the Pioneer Library System, the Amigos Library Services, and Dove Public Charter Schools.

In 2018, she was awarded the Oklahoman of the Year award in Philanthropy by the Oklahoma Magazine.

Talk Food and More Inside Local Libraries

The holidays mean many things, including good food. And while the libraries of the Pioneer Library System will be a site for multiple programs to help celebrate the season and give attendees good ideas for feeding their families and loved ones.

Among the featured events:

Norman West–Healthy Holiday Feasting, 2 p.m. Nov. 2: Join Ranna Bidgely from Paisley Café, who will display heathy cooking tips for the holiday season, complete with food samples for attendees.

Noble–How to Use a Ninja Foodi, 5:30 p.m. Nov. 6: The pressure-cooking Ninja Foodi can do a variety of things, including steaming, baking, dehydrating and slow cooking. Learn more about the gadget in this workshop for ages 18 and up.

Moore–Fabulous Fall Festival, 5 p.m. Nov. 13: All ages are invited to make seasonal healthy snacks and create fall family crafts at a come-and-go activity.

Southwest OKC–Healthy Breadmaking Take and Bake, 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21: Put together a batch of dough using ingredients provided by the library, then take it home and bake it. Ages 18 and up. Advance registration required.

True Sky Credit Union Opening Moore Branch

True Sky Credit Union is coming to Moore! Celebrate True Sky’s ninth branch location at a special grand opening event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. The event will feature free food; a cash grab machine; kids’ activities; a radio remote, and great savings on storm shelter loans, one-year and five-year CDs – even a chance to crack a safe and possibly win $100,000!

True Blue Moore is located at 630 SW 4th St. For more information, visit

Save the Date: Nicole Jarvis Winter Gala

The 2019 Nicole Jarvis Winter Gala is scheduled for Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center at 2501 Conference Drive in Norman.

The gala features a social hour with a silent auction, seated dinner with inspirational speakers and a fabulous live auction at the end. This gala is Oklahoma’s only Team Fox event, and 100% of the money donated through Team Fox is used to support research funding by the Michael J. Fox Foundation. The foundation has raised and donated approximately $1.7 million since its inception in 2012.

For more information and tickets, visit