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Payton’s Grocery Enjoyed A Long History in Jenks

COMMENTARY By BETTY HARGROVE

Fred and Callie Payton and their four children, Loretta, Homer, Junior and Betty Lou, lived in Tulsa.  

In 1936, Fred, who was employed by Mid-Continent Oil Company, leased a grocery store/station on the northwest corner of 91st Street and Highway 75 (now Union Avenue) and moved his family to live in the back of the store. 

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Stoney Creek Gives to Charities

On Dec. 2, Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Broken Arrow announced the winning charity of its Charity Challenge and held a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration in honor of the hotel’s official opening.

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Dunkin' Donuts Opens First Tulsa Location in B.A. Dec. 19 with Free Coffee Giveaway

On Tuesday, Dec. 19, Dunkin’ Donuts will host a grand opening celebration for its first restaurant location in the greater Tulsa area located at 1101 N. Aspen Ave. in Broken Arrow.

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DAR Folds Flags for Service Members

The Broken Arrow Creek chapter of National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), along with the Tulsa Chapter, recently folded American flags for the Pocket Flag Project as a part of the annual DAR Day of Service.

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DAR Chapter Gives to Bixby Park

In November, the Wealaka Chapter of the NSDAR (National Society Daughters of American Revolution) helped with the purchase of a replacement tree at Washington Irving Park. 

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Owasso Resident Craig Day Discusses Long News Career

By BLAKE AUSTYN

Sixteen-year Owasso resident and KOTV News on 6 Anchor Craig Day’s broadcasting days began in his teens when he worked as a radio disc jockey. Thirty years later, Day, a native of Seminole, Oklahoma, remains in the industry, his past 15 years with KOTV.
Day also volunteers as a narrator for the Oklahoma Library for the Blind.

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Holly Trolley Returns

The Holly Trolley has returned to Owasso for its 11th holiday shopping season, running Nov. 24-Dec. 23. The free service allows shoppers to park their cars and ride the trolley from one shopping destination to another.

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Holly Trolley Returns

The Holly Trolley has returned to Owasso for its 11th holiday shopping season, running Nov. 24-Dec. 23. The free service allows shoppers to park their cars and ride the trolley from one shopping destination to another.

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Pedestrian Lighting Added to Blue Dome

A project to replace and add pedestrian lights along 16 blocks in the downtown Blue Dome District began in August and is expected to be complete in summer 2018.

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CTCA and NFL Alumni Team Up for Prostate Lab Screening

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. In an effort to increase awareness of the disease and the benefits of early screening, the National Football League Alumni Association (NFLA), Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) and LabCorp have teamed up to educate men and increase access to screenings.

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Hargrove-Marker Brings Ministry of Service to Jenks

By EMILY RAMSEY

Jenks native Ken Hargrove and Mike Marker opened Hargrove-Marker Funeral & Cremation Services, 815 W. Main St., last year in order to fill an unmet need in the city of Jenks and to carry on their mission of service.

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City of B.A. Launches Parks Locator Tool

The City of Broken Arrow recently launched a Parks Locator tool for residents and visitors. Using the online tool, residents can find all relevant information about any city-owned park or recreation facility.

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Military Center Hosts Visitors

SUICIDE AWARENESS: In September, Angel Bikers from across the country visited the Broken Arrow Military History Center in an effort to draw national attention to the high suicide rates among military veterans. The Blue Star Mothers of America, Broken Arrow Chapter 5, dressed in red, hosted the event that included Broken Arrow City Councilor Debra Wimpee, City Manager Michael Spurgeon and Brigadier General Tom Mancino (ret). Also in attendance were Oklahoma Congressman Mike Ritze, Knights of Columbus, Korean War veterans, Tulsa ROTC cadets, and Gene Roberts and Ted McElroy, with the American Legion.

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B.A. Mayor Supports the Arts

Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond recently received the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education’s (OAAE) annual Mayor’s Art Star Award at an Oklahoma Municipal League breakfast in downtown Tulsa.

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B.A. Sonic Chosen for National Finals

The Sonic Drive-In crew members, at the 6300 S. Elm Pl. Sonic location, pictured right, have been selected as one of the final 12 crews invited on an all-expense paid trip to Denver to compete for the gold medal in the national finals of the 2017 Dr. Pepper Sonic Games. The Broken Arrow group competed against more than 2,800 crews for a spot in the finals.

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