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The Morgan Report
2200 N. W 50th Street, Suite 127E Oklahoma City, OK 73112 Phone: 405-842-1070 Email: nancy@okcmls.com WEB: www.okcmls.com

Nan’s News
Yippee, the blue tarp from the top of our office building has been removed. The storm last May took out the dome and it has been interesting watching the project of removal and replacement. As I‟m out and about I still see areas where work is being done to correct damage caused by that storm. Being prayerful that we‟ll be exempt this year. We saw a presentation about Project 180 for all the exciting work going on downtown to make our City a beautiful (and safe) place to live and work. Completion is not until 2014, and the pictures of change give a good description, but to anticipate the completion and the actual opportunity to enjoy is fun. I remember driving to Dallas many years ago where they had projects that were just stopped—great to know that the citizens of Oklahoma stepped up to the economic improvement of this great City to make it a „destination‟, not just a ‟place‟ on the map. Love the article in the Southern Business and Development -which an excerpt is included in this newsletter. We‟ve got it goin‟ on!!! I‟m wondering for the celebration of Lent if I am going to give up something, or add something. It just came to me I can do both—. This will be an adventure! I‟m not telling...you‟ll be able to see. The Bradford Pear trees are budding everywhere and a few buds on Redbud trees are peeking out as well. I always laugh that our Redbud tree seems to be the last one in our neighborhood to blossom—long after the Redbud Classic—speaking of the Redbud Classic see info and request for volunteers on page 8. I‟m going to be a 5:45 am volunteer—come join me. I should be wide awake, but don‟t know about the bed head or make-up—so don‟t be lookin‟ at me…. Until next time, do what you love to do….whatever! Nan

Inside This Issue…
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We gotta lotta... Happy Birthday/Anniversary Houses for Sale We Appreciate our Clients Ben Franklin And other fun info………...

Facts
Mark your calendar and join us for our for our Grand Opening at our new location: March 16, 2011, 4-6 p.m.
See us about town in our colorful tee‟s provided by “Lettering Express”...You can‟t miss us…and the decal on Jack‟s car...fun ...fun!!! ”There REALLY is a Difference! Watch for our on-line Home Buying Class…it‟s all about you! Coming soon. Still coming, almost there…...

Happy Anniversary To You!
Jesse & Heather Martinez, Dan & Mattie Kilpatrick, Jan & Bruce Storms, Mike & Charlotte Miller, Roger & Elizabeth Isbill, Brandon & Deborah Fleming, Lee & Carol Bledsoe, Randy & Amy Walker, Mark & Stephanie Scott, Jon & Stephanie Anderson

American Red Cross Month Leeks and Green Onions Month National Nutrition Month Women’s History Month
1-7 Nat’l Write a Letter of Appreciation Week 6-12 Celebrate Your Name Week 7-11 Newspaper in Education Week 20-26 American Chocolate Week 2—Read Across America Day 3—National Anthem Day 8—Fat Tuesday 9—Ash Wednesday 16—Freedom of Information Day 17—Saint Patrick’s Day 21—First Day of Spring

Congratulations!!!

The State of the Union in March
The United States gained five new states in March of various years: Vermont—March 4, 1791—the 14th state Ohio—March 1, 1803—the 7th state Maine—March 15,1820—the 23rd state Florida—March 3, 1845 —the 27th state Nebraska —March 1, 1867 —the 37th state

Basketball goes Wild in March
Illinois high school basketball coach and teacher Henry V. Porter gave us the term March Madness in March 0f 1939. Originally, the basketball tournament we know today was a small invitational affair in 1908, and grew to a statewide completion by the late 1930‟s. “The great man is he who has not lost the heart of a child.”
Mencius

No escape...―All human interactions are opportunities either to learn or to teach.‖
M. Scott Peck

Lone Oak Village...Deer Creek Schools/ Use our Exclusive E-Z Buy 4916 NW 164th Terrace/nearly new/3 bed/2 Program to purchase one of these bath/2 car garage/fabulous kitchen/designer lovely homes...down payment assis- colors/sprinkler system/1607 sq.ft./$164,900. tance is available for 1st time home buyers, but you must act NOW…. Waterford Condo...6208 Waterford Blvd./ Westbury...Sara Road & SW 15th/
Mustang Schools/3 bed/2 bath/2 car garage/1864 sq.ft./large rooms/large patio/huge master suite/10317 Aberdeen Drive/$142,900. private gated community/3 bed/3 bath/2 car garage/2 fireplaces/totally updated/ plantation shutters/2190 sq.ft…$259,900.

SE OKC... 444 SE 53rd Street/great investment property/2 bed/1/bath/1 car garage/dining room/covered patio/large lot with storage building/..New Price $33,000.

River Bend..6529 Chelsey Lane/4 bed/
2.1bath/3 car garage/2250 sq.ft./lovely master suite/formal dining/plantation shutters/ covered patio/sprinkler system/…$249,900 Edmond-Clayton Pond…4116 Ainsley Court 4beds/2 baths/3 car garage/ 2 dining/master with walk-about closet/huge utility with sink and storage/ 2105 sq.ft….new 8 ft. privacy fence/sprinkler system, lovely landscaping/ community pool/6 spring fed ponds…New Price: $194,900. 4228 NW 44th Street/Meridian Grady Musgrove/1997 sq.ft./3 bed/2 bath/2 living/2 dining/1 car/huge master bed and closet/ everything updated/storage building/ $129,900.

Coronado Heights...4052 NW 61st Street/
PC Schools/updated/3 bed/2 bath/2 living/2 car garage/woodburning fireplace/inside utility with sink/1709 sq.ft... $134,900.

NW OKC, 1229 NW 99th Street/
Updated property/versatile floor plan/2 or 3 beds/1 bath/covered patio/huge back yard/ inside utility/new roof and some windows/ storage building/washer and dryer/New Price...$44,500
Good news...the real estate market place is picking up momentum again...some of our listings from last month have sold and new listings are coming.

Additional information and pictures online www.okcmls.com

Please talk about us… We love your referrals!

Clutter Assistance
Need help getting cluttered or packed storage areas cleaned out? Let me help you clean storage rooms, garages, attics, closets, etc. Will help you get your items sorted, so you can keep what you want, donate or sell the rest. If a garage sale or moving sale is on your agenda, I can help with getting your garage set up and your items organized so you can enjoy a successful sale. Please call Susy at 720-0738 or email: Protec068@aol.com.

The Morgan Real Estate Group, LLC Family News
Engagement

Chris Harper and Ann Combs
Expecting Parents

Jon & Tracy Norris
Welcome to Our World

Lily Eccles
Proud parents are Ryan & Lindy
Named Freshman of the Year for Lonestar Conference Basketball

Britney Morgan
Accepted for University of Rochester’s Research Experience for Undergraduates Program in Physics and Astronomy

Reasonable Rates!
“Sticks

and stone may break my bones, but words will make me go in a corner and cry by myself for hours.” —Eric Idle We gotta lotta words...According to Bill Bryson in

Brian Degner Congratulations!!!!

weighs 137.72 pounds.  6,243 pounds of ink went into its printing. The Mother Tongue: English & How It Got That Way, the special thing about English is its rich and carried vocabu-  The entire text contains 59 million words and 350 million characters. lary. In fact, the Oxford English Dictionary lists more than 615,000 word entries (excluding technical and scien-  Keying in the text took the equivalent of 120 person tific terms) - of which about 200,000 are in common usyears; proofreading it took the equivalent of 60 person age. Compared to other languages, English then is able to years. capture nuances better and more often because there are  It defines or illustrates 615,100 word forms, 47,100 of more words to describe subtle differences. By compariwhich are obsolete. son, Bryson points out that German has around 184,000  It includes 2,436,500 words in common usage, and French just 100,000. In quotations. fact, English has so many words that it is the only lanShakespeare is the guage that needs to have books of synonyms, such as most quoted author; the Roget’s Thesaurus. Here are some facts about the Bible is the most quoted Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary: work.  It consists of 20 volumes containing 21,730 pages and

Franklin on methodical selfImprovement
Ben Franklin was born into a family of 17 children, the son of a poor soap-and candle-maker. When Franklin was a young man, he didn‟t practice much of the advice for which he later became famous. But at the age of 20, he decided to change his irresponsible ways and made four resolutions to help guide him through life toward “moral perfection”: 1. He would become more frugal so that he could pay money to the people he owed. 2. He resolved to become more honest and truthful in every way he could. 3. He would be as industrious as possible at whatever task was a hand. 4. He vowed to never speak ill of any person, not even if what he might say were true, and to speak of only the good things about the people he knew. Franklin believed strongly in selfimprovement and worked tirelessly to better himself—mentally, physically, and behaviorally. From his four resolutions, Franklin developed 13 virtues to live and perfect during his lifetime. He numbered the virtues and worked on only one per week. At the end off each week, he would evaluate his progress and then move on to the next virtue. After working on the 13th virtue, he started over again with the first one. Here are his 13 virtues: 1. Temperance. Eat not to dullness; drink not to elevation 2. Silence. Speak not but what may benefit others or yourself; avoid trifling conversation. 3. Order. Let all your things have their places; let each part of your business have its time. 4. Resolution. Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve. 5. Frugality. Make no expense but to do good to others or yourself; i.e., waste nothing. 6. Industry. Lose no time; be always employ‟d in something useful; cut off all unnecessary actions. 7. Sincerity. Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly, and, if you speak, speak accordingly. 8. Justice. Wrong none by doing injuries, or omitting the benefits that are your duty. 9. Moderation. Avoid extremes; forbear resenting injuries so much as you think they deserve. 10. Cleanliness. Tolerate no un-cleanliness in body, clothes, or habitation. 11. Tranquility. Be not disturbed at trifles, or at accidents common or unavoidable. (continued next page)

Welcome New Clients
Melissa Rogers (referred by Michael & Amy Williams) Daniel Parrott (referred by Jonathan & Tracy Norris) Mike Sikes Keema Kinchen (referred by Kalisha Kinchen) Welcome Back Angela & Judd Parker Jayson & Breanne Kennedy

Welcome to our Real Estate family. We welcome you and wish you all the best! We love giving recognition to all of you wonderful folks who refer your family and friends. Referrals are the essence of our business and we always strive to be worthy!!! By using our knowledge and expertise we are dedicated to providing all clients World Class Service. We listen, We empower, We act, We Care There REALLY is a difference!

Celebrating Women’s History Month… Pioneering women of yesterday…
For every profession women pursue today, some woman somewhere was the first to lead the way. Here are a few “firsts” whose names should not be forgotten. Ann Teresa Mathews invented a method of cleaning and curing corn for which she applied for a patent; the patent was granted to her husband in 1715 Mary Katherine Goddard was a Postmaster in 1775 Victoria Chaflin Woodhull ran for US president in 1872 Jeannette Rankin won a seat in Congress in 1917

Happy Birthday To You!
Russell Walker, Leann Orman, Abbey Richards, Jayden Knight, Gabriel Means, Chris Harper, Nathan Pana, Kevin O’Shields, Brad Molander, Sherrie Collins, Joshua Rollins, Hallie Jones, Tiffany Bellard, John Bigknife, Brooklyn Rodriguez-Harding, Jack Sanders, Karen Griffin, Jennifer Long, Dina Peek, Jim Bartlett, Olivia Neeley, Tyler Gaiski, Melanie Wyatt, Sonja Sauter, Patricia Stevens, Malcolm Bellard, Rebecca Redman, Don Robinson, Emily Sanders, Lea Ann McKenzie, Shannon Fast, Nicole Carpenter,

Do you know someone who wants to buy or sell a home!

Let us help them just like we helped you! Referrals of your family and friends are always appreciated. 842-1070

Think about it….Only an empty cup can be filled—A young man traveled a great distance to study
with a much-respected sage. He explained that he wanted to learn from the master‟s wisdom, and immediately began telling him how much he‟d learned from other gurus. The sage listened. When the would-be disciple paused for a breath, the elder man offered him a cup of tea. “Yes thank you,” said the young man. “And so then I went to study with…” The master brought cups and poured tea. The young man kept talking. The sage kept pouring. Suddenly the young man realized his cup was flowing over, and the tea spilled onto the floor. And the master still kept pouring. “Master, stop!” cried the younger man. “The cup is full—it will hold no more!” “ah,” said the master. “ So we cannot add something to a container that is already full: Perhaps first we must empty the cup.” And the young man understood. Before he could learn anything new from this teacher, he had to empty himself of what he believed was important.

Britni Schwarz, Iria Bartlett, Craig Buck, Ruth Robinson, Morgan Mills, Kim Godfrey, Laura Petrash, Michael Holmes, Heather Martinez, Heather Jones, & Adeline Goodfellow

Congratulations….May you enjoy your special day and have a wonderful year!

Franklin continue…. 12. Chastity. Rarely use venery but for health or offspring, never to dullness, weakness, or the injury of your own or another‟s peace or reputation. 13. Humility. Imitate Jesus and Socrates.

―Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.‖ —Bill Gates

Mark your calendars….and save the dates
3-8 Mardi gras—Crowne Plaza—Call Rosemary 848-4811 for details 3-10 NW Chamber Community Coffee 8-9 am 3-17 NW Chamber Brown-Bag (media marketing) 12:00-1:00 3-22 Greater OKC Chamber Sunset Reception 4-6 pm 3-25 NW Chamber Neighborhood Connection 8-9 am 3-30 Greater OKC Chamber Breaking Through –11:30-1:00 3-30 NW Chamber Day at the Capitol 11:00-2:30 3-31 Greater OKC Chamber TRDC Training 4-5 p.m. 4-5 Greater OKC Sunset Reception 4-6 pm 4-6 NW Chamber Community Coffee 8-9 am 4-9 and 10 Redbud Classic—Benefits to CASA of Oklahoma County

Check out the Chamber’s Web sites for details and locations www.okcchamber.com and www.nwokc.com

We support our Chambers, and the businesses that support them too. Get involved, have fun!!!
Southern Business and Development...names the 2011 Person of the Year: The Citizens of Oklahoma City...In an age of marked skepticism of government in general, Oklahoma City stands out like no place in the country. It is a city that has continued to invest in itself over and over again and the results are nothing less than extraordinary. In fact, there is no place—country, state, county or city—that we know of where trust among the people and their leaders in government is stronger….(Mike Randle).

These chambers offer great events filled with wonderful people, so get involved!!! 3-16 The Morgan Real Estate Group, LLC Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting OKC Chamber—4:30 NW Chamber — 5:15 Celebrating ―The Same World Class Service‖ at our new location and under our new name. We Listen, We Empower, We Act, We Care!!! There REALLY is a difference! Home buying and selling, made E-Z and fun. Oklahoma County Commissioners Community Service Program
Oklahoma County Commissioners are motivating young adults to be active members of their community by offering them a Commissioner‟s Cord and Certificate upon graduation. To earn this honor, students will complete 100 hours of community service over their high school career. The commissions request 30 of these hours be toward beautification efforts in their local community.
For more information, please call County Commissioner Brian Maughan’s Office at 713-1509.

Happy Belated To my friend Alisa Eager… Missed you last month—forgive me.

The real measure of your wealth is how much you’d be worth if you lost all your money. Unknown

Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma– which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Steve Jobs

CASA of Oklahoma County is the beneficiary of the Redbud Classic!!
CASA of Oklahoma County's mission is to provide trained court appointed volunteers who advocate for the best interests of abused or neglected children in the juvenile court system. Our volunteers are Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASA. Oklahoma County is home to 4500 children under court jurisdiction and placed in the care of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services. Each child has been directly affected by abuse and neglect by their parent or guardian. Children ranging in age from birth to 18 have been exposed to domestic violence, severe substance abuse, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse or a combination of abuse and neglect. CASA of Oklahoma County exists to assure that each child is provided with an advocate, a voice, who serves only in the best interest of the child. This Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteer receives specialized training to meet the objectives of the Court. Countless children in Oklahoma County have had their quality of life improved by our dedicated volunteers.

Today, CASA of Oklahoma County provides services to 536 children utilizing nearly 250 volunteers. Although we wish to provide services to all children affected by abuse and neglect we are unable to do so due to the limitations of our budget. Know more: www.okcountycasa.org, follow us on Twitter @CASAofOKCo, or "like" us on FACEBOOK at CASA of Oklahoma County, INC. But this news is about the Redbud Classic. The Bicycle Tour is Saturday, April 9 and the 10k, 5k, 2m is Sunday, April 10. As the beneficiary of this 29th annual cycling and running event, CASAofOKCo is responsible for the recruitment of nearly 200 volunteers. We would like your organization to take on one of the few venues that remain for volunteering. Contact Cheryl Jones, Financial Development Director, 405.826.1247 or cjones@okcounty.org.
Venues remaining at the date of this article: Traffic Control, Sunday, April 10 Start Line, Waterford Complex near BLDG 6301 Shift 1, 10 AM - Noon 6 Volunteers needed Shift 2, 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM 6 Volunteers needed Waterford Traffic Control, Saturday, April 9 14 Volunteers Needed 5:45 AM - 11:00 AM Waterford Complex Circle Drive

Know More.™
Okcountycasa.org @CASAofOKCo, 713-6456.

To Cycle or Run in the event, your entry fee benefits CASA of Oklahoma County. Go to REDBUD.org to register.

There will be other spaces to fill but this is our immediate need. If your organization, company or you alone wish to volunteer, contact Cheryl Jones, Financial Development Director, 405.826.1247 or cjones@okcounty.org.

St. Patrick: the myth and the man...for some, St. Patrick‟s Day (March 17) is a reason to wear green, go to
a parade, and drink more Irish whiskey than usual. But just who was this St. Patrick fellow? The most common belief is that he drove the snakes out of Ireland. Ireland probably never had snakes, though, and the myth may refer to Patrick‟s efforts to stamp out the serpent imagery used by the Druids. He also may have used the three-leafed shamrock to illustrate the concept of the Holy Trinity to the people he was trying to convert to Christianity as a missionary in Ireland during the fifth century. Historians agree that Patrick was born in Roman-occupied Britain, the son of a Christian deacon. At age 16 he was captured and taken to Ireland, where he was a slave for six years. During this time, His Christian faith strengthened, and one day he heard a voice (according to a letter he wrote about his early life) promising he would soon return home. Shortly afterward he escaped, found his way to a ship, and went back to his family. An angel appeared to him in a dream, he later wrote, telling him to return to Ireland as a missionary. After a long period of religious training, Patrick went back to the land where he had been a slave to convert the Irish and to minister to those Christians living there. March 17 is believed to be the date of his death. Although never formally canonized, Patrick came to be considered a saint, and March 17 was celebrated as a religious holiday until 1903, when it became a public holiday in Ireland by an act of the British Parliament.

Don’t keep people guessing...an old man in a small town set up a stand on the street to sell fish.

He posted a sign above the stand that read: FRESH FISH FOR SALE HERE. After an hour, the man‟s young nephew stopped at the stand and asked him, “ Why do you have the word „Fresh‟ on your sign? You wouldn‟t be able to sell any fish if they weren‟t fresh.” Because the young man had been to college in the city, his uncle erased the word „FRESH‟. The nephew looked at the sign again and then said , “Why does the sign say „Here‟? Obviously you‟re right here.” That seemed to make sense, so the old man erased the word „HERE‟. But the nephew still wasn‟t satisfied. “You don‟t really need the words „For sale,‟ do you? After all, you‟re not giving them away.” With a shrug, the man took out „FOR SALE,‟ leaving only the word „FISH‟. “You know,” the nephew said, “Why do you need the word „Fish‟ up there at all? Anybody can see that‟s what you‟re selling.” So the man took down the sign and put it under his stand. By the end of the day, he hadn‟t sold any fish, and he had to throw them all away because they were starting to smell rotten. The next day he went back out with his original sign, and customers came from all over to buy his fish. The moral of the story: Whatever it is that you do, you’ve got to communicate a

clear message to succeed.

We celebrate spring‟s returning and the rejuvenation of the natural world. Let us be moved by this vast and gentle insistence that goodness shall return, that warmth and life shall succeed, and that we will understand our place within this miracle. Let us see that as a bird now builds its nest, bravely, with bits and pieces, so we must build human faith. It is our simple duty; it is the highest art; it is our natural and vital role within the miracle of spring: the creation of faith.
—-Leunig
This newsletter is intended for entertainment purposes only. Credit is given to the authors of various articles that are reprinted when the original author is known. Any omission of credit to an author is purely unintentional and should not be construed as plagiarism or literary theft. Copyright 2011, The Morgan Real Estate Group, LLC. This information is solely advisory, and should not be substituted for medical, legal, financial or tax advice. Any and all decisions and actions must be done through the advice and counsel of a qualified physician, attorney, financial advisor and/or CPA. We cannot be held responsible to actions you may take without proper medical, financial, legal or tax advice.

The Morgan Report
Jack and Nancy Morgan The Morgan Real Estate Group, LLC 2200 NW 50th Street, Suite 127E Oklahoma City, OK 73112 Phone: 842-1070 Email: nancy@okcmls.com

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