Try a Guys’ Night Out – Norman Style

 Article Jerri Culpepper | Photography Ryan Lassiter of defining Image  The activities and environments may have changed slightly over the years, but the tradition of a regular “guys’ night” is still going strong for males young and old. And one of the good things about living in a college town like Norman is knowing you and your buddies have a…

Training (and Eating) for Life

 Article Bob Algard | Photography Ryan Lassiter of Defining Image  This is an example of a workout performed on a metabolic conditioning day at Solid Rock Training in Norman . It's a functional full-body workout. All of the movement patterns are functional; strengthening these movement patterns will help you perform better in everyday life. An assault bike is added to…

Behind the Scenes

 Article Jerri Culpepper | Photography Matthew Stratton  Q. When did you first know you wanted to perform?  A. I think, in a weird way, I’ve never really viewed myself as a performer. I grew up singing in choir and playing hand bells in church, and playing trumpet in band and orchestra, so I was comfortable playing music in front of others.…

Study Links Good Financial Habits to Achieving Happiness

 Article John Harris    From record-breaking stock market returns to falling unemployment, the United States has no shortage of positive economic indicators, and the majority of investors say they feel confident about achieving both their short- and long-term goals, according to the latest Morgan Stanley Investor Pulse Poll, which surveyed more than 1,200 investors age 25 to 75 with over…

Got Time?

 Article Lindsey Davies  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma – Norman  502 East Main St., Norman

A Man, a Vet and a Dog

 Article Dr. Jeff Boyer  "Dr. Jeff" practices veterinary medicine at Boyer Veterinary Clinic, 13500 South Western Ave., in Oklahoma City. For more information, visit  

To Our Male Readers,

Welcome to our “Gents” issue of Cleveland County Lifestyle! We’ve packed this issue full of stories we hope will be of interest to our male readers (and our female ones, as well). In our Hot Spot column, writer Staci Elder Hensley checks out some of Norman’s hottest “guy’s hangouts”: Hollywood Corners, an historic gasoline station/general … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Library Events Target Children, Teens and Adults Summer’s here, and that means busy times for the Pioneer Library System. Norman Central At 2 p.m. Mondays, events for children up to age 11 and their families will include “Lights! Music! Circus!” with the group Juggle Whatever and a dance party. Norman West Jazz in June will … Continued

South OKC Chamber’s Excellence in Education Banquet

Outstanding educators and students in the community were honored for their work in the 2017-2018 school year at the South Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 Excellence in Education Banquet, held April 3 at Moore Norman Technology Center- South Penn Campus.

Women of the South’s Annual Gala

Women of the South recently transformed Devon Boathouse into a cruise ship for their Annual Gala Fundraiser. At the close of the evening, a $33,000 grant was revealed from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund and nearly $20,000 was raised for high school scholarships, primary provider scholarships and other philanthropic efforts.

Orange Theory Fitness Brag Board

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Julia Chew Insurance Agency Open House

The Julia Chew Insurance Agency celebrated its new location at 701 Wall St. (at the corner of Boardwalk and Wall Street) in Norman with an all-day open house April 10. For more information about the agency, visit

Habitat for Humanity’s ‘Circus of Dreams’

Cleveland County Habitat for Humanity celebrated its 25-year anniversary with a “Circus of Dreams: A Big Top Gala!” April 21 at the Mercury Event Center in Norman. VIPs arrived early to enjoy wine and beer tastings and hors d’oeuvres. The big show included live music, carnival games and a photo booth. Almost $20,000 was raised.

Harrison and his dad

 Article Jerri Culpepper  2018 Salomon Assassin Pro (snowboard)  Salomon Store, $549.95

Designer’s Market Spring Line Show

Over a dozen interior design vendors showed the latest products and trends for spring at the 2018 Spring Line Show hosted March 29 by Designer’s Market in OKC.

Movers& Shakers

 Article Jerri Culpepper  P.B. Odom Jr., President of P.B. Odom Construction Co.  P.B. Odom, 89, oversees the management of 150 commercial locations and works to develop and improve existing land holdings. He has built and developed many homes, subdivisions and shopping centers that helped create a thriving South Oklahoma City. He has served on BancFirst’s Corporate board for 19 years,…