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Former Oklahoma Aquarium Director: It was more than a job to me

"It was not just a job to me," Bowers said. "It was my second family. I miss all the people there." (KTUL)

Teri Bowers' spririts are high.

"A lot of people lose jobs. I'm not special or unique," she said.

The City of Jenks recently fired Bowers from her job as Director of the Oklahoma Aquarium.

The former News Channel 8 anchor turned Aquarium Director, quickly fell in love with the job.

"When I left TV news, and really had no idea what I would do next," Bowers said. "I did know that i wanted it to be something very positive."

She said she found her place at the aquarium. A place to make a difference.

"The employees there have built an aquarium that you can't find anywhere else in the country," Bowers said.

And though you see her smile, the sadness is there.

"It was not just a job to me," Bowers said. "It was my second family. I miss all the people there."

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Now for the first time in years, she finds herself without a job.

"My house hasn't been this clean in a long time," said Bowers.

She didn't go into detail about why she was fired.

"Well it's hard to get into too many specifics because there will be legal action," Bowers said.

As for what's next, she says it's just too soon to tell.

"Right now, I'm just focused on moving forward, legally as necessary," Bowers said.

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