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Entertainment Fun Predicted for New Year

Show Buzz by NANCY HERMANN

Remember when people feared Y2K would create global chaos? That anxious time leading up to 2000 is now two decades old. Here we are in 2019, Y2K-wiser and, as a matter of course, dealing with whatever personal, world or domestic issues draw our attention. At home, when I feel even run-of-the-mill chaos encroaching, I put down my phone, turn off TV and turn on music. A night on the town offers the same respite ? a chance to relax, refocus, and remember that life should be fun.

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Red Dirt Founding Father Steve Ripley Remembered

Searching for the Sound by BRYAN CANTRELL

“I love Nashville country and Texas Tex-Mex and Cajun and Motown soul, but in the heart of America, we got the beat that’s guaranteed to tap your toes…”
– Steve Ripley, Tulsa Shuffle

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Boston Ave. Church Architect Controversy Continues

On Architecture By ROGER COFFEY, AIA

Periodically when it’s a slow news day and newspapers need filler material, an enterprising columnist will bring up the old unsolved issue of who designed The Boston Avenue United Methosist Church. This authorship has become important because the church is considered an art deco masterpiece and a Tulsa landmark by the design community.

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Tulsa Technology Center: Educating People for Success in the Workplace

Tulsa Tech is the oldest and largest technology center in Oklahoma’s nationally-acclaimed CareerTech system. We provide affordable, industry-standard technical training in an engaging, innovative learning environment where students benefit from instructors with years of valuable industry experience.

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Energy Assessment Districts to Help with Costs

From Tulsa County by RON PETERS

As an elected official I believe it makes sense to look for opportunities that couple together economic development with energy conservation. Helping commercial property owners lower their energy costs with redevelopment or retrofit projects can be a winning combination for the entire county.

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Oklahoma’s Water and Energy Resources are Vital

Energy Watch By MARK A. STANBERRY

I attended the “Oklahoma Shale Cost-Effective Water Management Congress” Dec. 12–13, 2018, with the main focus on the Scoop and Stack Plays of Oklahoma. The conference has been designed to bring together regional operators and service providers from across the nation to share their knowledge and experiences on proven and effective ways to optimize water management strategies.

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Stock the Station Food Drive Helps Those in Need

From Tulsa's Mayor by Mayor G. T. Bynum

 Here at the City of Tulsa we are committed to making an amazing difference in our community, especially for at-risk Tulsans who have fallen on hard times this holiday season.

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Roy Clark: Master Entertainer, Prominent Tulsan

Searching for the Sound by BRYAN CANTRELL

“We loved this time we spent with you, to share a song and a laugh or two, may your pleasures be many, your troubles be few.”
– Closing song from Hee Haw

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Part-Time Classes Offer Something for All

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

In addition to providing exciting courses for high school students and award-winning business and industry training opportunities, Tulsa Tech also offers hundreds of part-time classes that allow students to pursue their individual career goals or simply explore a variety of interests. A wide assortment of class subjects includes everything from Sewing and Quilting to Machining.

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Methods Vary in Tulsa County Construction Projects

From Tulsa County by RON PETERS

The citizens of Tulsa County understand that from time to time the county, school districts, and cities need to rebuild, restore, or construct new facilities to better serve the public.

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Author Remembers His Mentor, Mary Caroline Cole

On Architecture By ROGER COFFEY, AIA

Most of us can identify a teacher or a friend or a relative who when growing up was key to our career choices. My mentor was my mother’s older sister, who was one of the main reasons I became an architect. She’s been gone for more than 25 years but this article is her story and some things I remember about her.

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The City of Tulsa is a Veteran Friendly Community

From Tulsa's Mayor By G.T. BYNUM

November is the month of Veterans Day, and I’m grateful for all the men and women who faithfully served and defended our country with bravery, integrity, distinction and honor. Every veteran has made sacrifices to ensure the freedom of all American citizens and I deeply appreciate their dedicated service to this country. It’s also humbling to know that many veterans gave the ultimate sacrifice to preserve the freedoms that we all hold dear.

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Society Offers Ambiance Plus Burgers, Beers

Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN

Society, 1419 E. 15th St., opened this summer and is an intriguing new space along Cherry Street. Its intrigue is due to both its ownership—Bret Chandler and Marc Chastain, the two owners of Rib Crib, its barbecue-less menu—and its unique interior.

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Student Joins Legal Team for New Career

News from Tulsa Tech by DR. STEVE TIGER

Christina Sheppard has always been intrigued by the legal system, and decided to return to school with hopes of pursuing a career in the demanding field.

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Noted Art Deco Oil Company Building Sits Empty

On Architecture by ROGER COFFEY, AIA

At 119 E. 6th St. in Tulsa, at the northwest corner of Sixth Street and Cincinnati Avenue, an attractive building sits forlornly. It’s been said that empty buildings deteriorate rapidly. If so the Arco (Atlantic Richfield Company) Building, which has been long empty, is a prime example. Legal ownership issues have left the building in limbo. Arco left Tulsa in 1985.

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