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On The Street: After Total Loss, Joe and Cindy Keough Plan to Reopen Wranglers BBQ

BY TERRELL LESTER

Joe Keough can’t remember the last time he and wife Cindy took a vacation. Four years? Five years? More? Together, they have operated Wranglers B-B-Q for 26 years. They close on Sundays. They work six days a week. Or, until mid-April they did, anyway. That’s when an early-morning fire on April 12 gutted the little eatery at 7915 E. 71st St. “A total loss,” Joe Keough said, sizing up the interior. The outside, he said, is “structurally sound.”

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Key Personnel Finds Jobs for Applicants

By TED KING

Key Personnel has been finding positions for over 100,000 employees in the Tulsa area since 1978. Founded by Tulsan Patti Oertle Phaneuf, Key has grown with the demands of the marketplace.

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Residential Development to Honor Barnard School

On Architecture by ROGER COFFEY, AIA

In 2012, a major fire destroyed historic Barnard Elementary School at 2324 E. 17th Street. Built in 1929 and named for educator Henry Barnard, at least three generations of Tulsans attended grade school there.

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Jackie Cooper Continues Success in Tulsa

By TRACEY NORVELL

Go with a name you know.
That was the 1991 ad slogan when Tulsa’s auto retailer Jackie Cooper Imports first opened its doors in August 1991.

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Ken Busby Honored by Leadership Oklahoma

Leadership Oklahoma presented three awards for leadership at its board of directors meeting at the Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa on March 27.

The Distinguished Graduate Award honors a Leadership Oklahoma graduate whose recent leadership activities have exemplified the highest standards of Leadership Oklahoma and whose activities achieved results or set an example of statewide significance. The Distinguished Graduate Award belongs to Ken Busby, the former executive director and chief executive officer of the Arts and Humanities Council of Tulsa. Under his leadership for the past 12 and a half years, the Council, a service organization for more than 60 cultural organizations, has become one of the top 50 local arts councils in the nation. Busby is a visionary and has been instrumental in the revival of downtown Tulsa. He was previously the director of development for Tulsa Zoo Friends. Prior to that, Busby was with Gilcrease Museum for eight years, serving as membership director and director of communication. Busby is a graduate of Leadership Oklahoma Class XVII.

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City Year Tulsa Features Joy Hofmeister

City Year Tulsa, an education-focused organization that unites young adults for a year of service in high-need urban public schools, hosted its inaugural Women’s Leadership Luncheon on April 21 at the Tulsa Garden Center. The event is a celebration of City Year Tulsa AmeriCorps members who serve on a daily basis as tutors, mentors and role models for students in Tulsa’s highest need public schools.

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Construction Underway at River Spirit Hotel

As construction continues for the River Spirit Casino Phase II expansion project, a 283-foot crane, has been assembled to prepare for construction of the hotel tower. The crane will eventually reach 420 feet as the project progresses of building the 316-foot hotel tower. The construction of the hotel tower will run through December 2016. The tower crane will remain in place for the next 12 months, then will be removed for the remainder of the construction timeline. The construction timeline is 24 months with the projected opening date in early 2017.

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