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After Hour Health Care Now Open
PhysicianCare PM, Edmond’s newest walk-in immediate care center offers a convenient health care alternative to Edmond residents when their family physician is closed. Located at 1714 S. Kelly, the clinic is open weekdays from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 10 pm and Sundays 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. with no appointment necessary. Call 216-3993 for more information.

Encore Apparel Consignment Sale
The Encore Apparel Consignment Sale, specializing in teen and adult merchandise, will be held April 12th through the 15th at the Edmond Armory located at 600 S. Bryant. The sale gives the public a chance to sell gently used items and receive 70% off the selling price and offers great buys for consumers. The next children’s sale, Sweet Repeats will be held later in the fall. Call 826-4271 for more information.

Pass Your Plate Adds Menu Items
Pass Your Plate at 3209 S Broadway, Suite 121, has expanded its menu to include side items, breakfasts and desserts providing even greater convenience for busy families. Call 216-5100 or visit to find out more about these new menu items.

Unique Grill Demo Event
The 4th annual Oklahoma Eggfest will be held April 21st at Everything Barbeque – Outfitting Backyard Chefs, located at NorthPointe Shoppes at N. May and Memorial. The event will feature the hottest new trend in outdoor cooking, “The Big Green Egg.” “Egg Head” Chefs from all over the country will share their passion about grilling with this updated version of the oriental Komodo cooker. Join the fun from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. or call 463-EBBQ for more information.

Michael W. Smith to Perform at Crossings
Veteran recording artist/performer/worship leader Michael W. Smith will perform music from his 19th studio project “Stand” at Crossings Community Church on Friday, April 13th at 7:00 p.m. Appearing with Smith will be Special guest Michael Olson. Tickets are $15.00 per person through April 1, and $25.00 thereafter. Purchase tickets at the church, 14600 N. Portland Ave., by calling 302-1281; online at; or at all local Mardel locations.

Hobby’s Hoagies Celebrates 16th Anniversary
Celebrate the 16th anniversary of Hobby’s Hoagies on Saturday April 21st and get ½ price hoagies! Family owned and operated, Hobby’s Hoagies claim to fame is: “The best sandwiches anywhere. Let us prove it.” For more information call 348-2214 and stop in for a bite at Edmond Road and Santa Fe in the Oakbrook Shopping Center.

Back40 News

It’s official, spring is in the air, motorcycle fever is gripping Back40 Design offices and staff. Chris Logan, web programmer, is leading the proverbial pack. Chris has successfully completed his motorcycle training class and is the proud recipient of a class 3 license designation. His next mission? Finding the right motorcycle. Rumor has it that he is leaning toward a Honda Shadow VLX Deluxe or a Harley Davidson Sportster.

Jon, web programmer, already has a Honda, but is hankering for a Harley Road King. Jon is a proud member of Bikers Against Child Abuse: Central Oklahoma Chapter.

Rhonda Dennis, advertising sales representative, enjoys riding around on the back of her husband, James’s sport bike. “I like motorcycles, but I’d rather ride my jet ski.”

Sandy Miller, CFO, has probably ridden more miles than all the staffers put together. She grew up on mini-bikes and dirt bikes. “We grew up in the country. We’d take off in the morning and come back for lunch and gas.” Once when her bikes were out of order, she rode the lawnmower around. “It wasn’t the same. I couldn’t jump it and I got it stuck in a ravine.” Sandy says she only has one “street riding” memory. Some guy at a state fair let me ride his Norton. I went about twenty yards and slid out on it.”

Krista Davenport, office manager, recalls with distain, having a boyfriend with a motorcycle. “He took me for a ride once and I was adamant about not going fast because I was terrified. He went over 100 mph and I thought I was going to die and I hated it. End of relationship.”

Neill Harmer, web project manager, is seriously considering a scooter. “I’m tired of paying high gas prices. I think it would be so cool to have a little scooter.”

Matt Ledford, web programmer, doesn’t ride motorcycles. But he does have enough black tee shirts for a medium sized biker gang.

Graphic designer, Jaimi Aycock’s grandpa fell off a motorcycle and used to brag about having gravel embedded in his leg.

Peyton Stovall, print project manager, says she tried to ride a motorcycle once. “I almost crashed into a big dumpster – I was only going about two miles an hour.”

Even Dave Miller, President, has been making lunchtime trips to several dealerships. “I love bikes. The last bike I had was a Ducati 900ss. Once you go Ducati, it’s hard to go back. I miss my ‘Duck,’ but I don’t miss the tickets. I got pulled over for going 120 mph, and for evading the police. But really at that speed, I didn’t even know I was evading the police.”

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