News from Moore

  • MONEY magazine’s 2012 list of the 100 “Best Places to Live” in America was announced and Moore, Oklahoma ranked #77. The other Oklahoma cities listed among the top 100 on MONEY’s list include Broken Arrow, Edmond and Norman.

  • A "running" toilet can waste two gallons of water per minute. A silent leak can waste up to 7,000 gallons of water per month.

  • Are you interested in volunteering your time, talents, or ideas to help animals in Moore? The Moore Animal Shelter is seeking interested citizens to help form a volunteer not for profit animal welfare group.  

    Individuals can register to be on our email list and be notified about special volunteer opportunities. We are in the beginning stages of this process so please be patient with us.  

    Volunteers are asked to dedicate 4 hours a months to shelter activities. Volunteer opportunities will include all or some of the following tasks:

  • On Sunday May 20th the Moore Fire Department jumped into action to save a family of Ducks from a storm drain near Furrs Fresh Buffet.  Click on the link below to see a series of photographs from the event. 

  • Operation Identification

  • The Moore City Council approved the Parks Master Plan on February 6th.  The plan gives staff a framework to work within and plans can now be made for implementation.  Funding sources will have to be found for many of the projects but many items are already in the works.  Citizens will see improvements in many city parks and a Championship Disc Golf Course should open in Little River Park by the end of the year.  The master plan is available to view by clicking the link below. 

  • Moore was founded during the land-run of 1889. The early settlers came on train, horseback, wagons, and some, on foot. According to local historians, the town's original name was "Verbeck" as designated by the railroad company. However, a railroad employee named Al Moore, reported to be either a conductor or a brakeman, lived in a boxcar at the camp and had difficulty receiving his mail. He painted his name - "Moore" - on a board and nailed it on the boxcar. When a postmaster was appointed, he continued to call the settlement Moore.

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