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Freedom From Hunger Campaign Begins June 21

Citing statistics that show 17 percent of all Tulsans live in food insecure homes, The Salvation Army and Reasor’s are launching the Freedom from Hunger campaign to raise awareness and funds to help those in the community who need help feeding their families. All donations will benefit The Salvation Army’s feeding program at the Center of Hope homeless shelter.

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Taste of Bixby Moves to Outdoor, Downtown Venue

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The Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce hosted the 11th Annual Taste of Bixby at the newly-renovated Charley Young Park in late May, where Bixby restaurants and companies set up booths to offer samples to attendees.

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B.A. Resident Restores 1953 Farm Truck


“I have always loved this truck,” says 24-year Broken Arrow resident Karen Bouse, who helped to restore her father’s 1953 farm truck recently in time for his 82nd birthday.

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Owasso Resident Announces Run For Congress

Owasso resident Andy Coleman has announced his candidacy for U.S. Congress, to represent Oklahoma’s First Congressional District.

The district is currently represented by Congressman Jim Bridenstine, who previously announced his intention not to seek reelection following the current term.

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Tulsa Chamber Announces 2017 Intercity Visit to Fort Worth

In October, the Tulsa Regional Chamber and community representatives will make their eighth Intercity Visit, this year to Fort Worth, Texas. The annual Intercity Visit program focuses on peer cities in order to learn best practices and hear success stories.

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Gathering Place, Riverside Drive to Open in Mid-2018

A Gathering Place for Tulsa (TGP) and the City of Tulsa have announced the coordinated opening of Riverside Drive and the park in late spring/summer 2018. In the meantime, the Chapman Foundations Adventure Playground will open in January 2018 with scheduled visits from Tulsa area elementary school children.

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A Gathering Place for Tulsa Names Leadership Fivesome

As progress continues at A Gathering Place for Tulsa (TGP), the park recently announced its leadership team. TGP has named Kirsten Hein as senior programming officer, Josh Henderson as senior operations officer, Amanda Murphy as senior marketing officer and Steve Terry as senior culinary officer. The team will work together with Tony Moore, park director, in running the day-to-day operations and programming for the park.

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Food Bank Raises Hunger Awareness

The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma held its 21st annual Empty Bowls Hunger Awareness Dinner and Auction on April 25, with the goal of raising enough money to provide 2.4 million meals to feed those in need in Oklahoma and raise awareness of the hunger issues in the state.

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Brady Groundbreaking

THE FLATS AT ARCHER: Representatives of Comstar Advisors, C Star, Rupe Helmer Group and other stakeholders broke ground on April 11 for The Flats at Archer, an $11 million multi-family mixed-use project, to be located at 110 N. Boston Ave. The five-story, 62-unit property is expected to open in summer 2018.

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Beth Rengel Discusses New Book


On March 14, former Tulsa news anchor Beth Rengel spoke to the Rotary Club of Bixby about her recently-published book, “Anchored in Illusion.”

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Central Library Celebrates 100,000th Checkout

In February, Tulsa City-County Library’s Central Library reached a milestone since its reopening: its 100,000th checkout of printed materials.

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CTCA Founder to Receive Horatio Alger Award

Courtesy Horatio Alger Association

Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans, Inc., a nonprofit educational organization honoring the achievements of outstanding individuals and encouraging youth to pursue their dreams through higher education, has announced that Richard J Stephenson, founder and chairman of Cancer Treatment Centers of America, has been selected for membership in the prestigious organization. Stephenson, widely recognized for his philanthropic efforts, global business leadership, and establishment of a new standard in personalized cancer care, joins 10 other esteemed business and civic leaders from across North America in receiving this honor in 2017. For the last 70 years, the Horatio Alger Award has been annually bestowed upon admirable leaders who have succeeded despite facing adversity and who are committed to higher education and charitable efforts in their local communities.

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St. Bernard’s Dinner Extravaganza is May 13

The St. Bernard’s Catholic Church Annual Dinner Extravaganza will be Saturday, May 13 at 6 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel. Tickets are $100 each, which includes dinner, music by The Grady Nichols Band, 99 drawings for $100 and the chance to win the 2017 Ford Mustang pictured at the right or $25,000.

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BBQ ‘n Blues Support

FESTIVAL APPRECIATION: The Rotary Club of Bixby recently presented Tulsa Blues Society President Bill Martin, center, with $500 in appreciation of the society’s support of the Bixby Rotary BBQ ‘n Blues Festival. Also pictured is Rotary Club Grant Chair Jim Robinson and Rotary President Kim Miller. The 16th annual BBQ ‘n Blues Festival will be held May 5-6.

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Red Cross Calls for Type O Negative and AB Blood Donors

The American Red Cross has issued a call for individuals with type O negative and AB blood to make an appointment to give after severe winter weather in some parts of the country caused about 250 Red Cross blood drives to cancel in March, resulting in more than 8,500 uncollected blood donations.

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