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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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Shops of Seville Anchors Jenks District

By BLAKE AUSTYN

Back in the mid-1990s, there was a need for an upscale shopping center in the growing Jenks school district.

Therefore, in 1997, long-time Tulsan Ray Biery set out to construct one of the first shopping centers, Shops of Seville, in the southernmost portion of the city at that time, at 101st Street and Yale Avenue.

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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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Kudos of the Month: The Salvation Army

With the return of the holiday season, The Salvation Army is increasing its already active efforts to help those in need.

On Nov. 10, The Salvation Army Tulsa Area Command kicked off its Red Kettle Campaign with the goal of helping more than 3,500 families over the holiday season. The organization is also conducting its annual Angel Tree program, which provides Christmas gifts to children in need.

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Nielsens Center Stage for Waterford

Nielsens Gifts, located in The Plaza at 81st Street and Lewis Avenue, was the first store in Oklahoma to carry Waterford Crystal. Arthur Nielsen selected the new crystal art when there was only one pitcher being imported to the USA in the early 1960s. Waterford and Nielsens has had a strong partnership ever since.

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Natural Gas Becoming a National Net Exporter

By MARK A. STANSBERRY

National Energy Talk got underway on July 31 of this year with a salute to the oil and gas industry by hosting a bar-b-que luncheon for the industry in western Oklahoma.
I began my career in Elk City, Oklahoma, summer of 1977. Forty years later, I wanted to kickoff this effort with a luncheon followed by a town meeting in my hometown.

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Regent Student Wins 3rd Cross Country Title

By MIKE MOGUIN

Ellie Gilbreath won her third straight Class 2A state championship in girls’ cross country in October in Shawnee. But this one was special compared to the others.
Gilbreath, a junior at Regent Preparatory, did not have to persevere through nagging pain as she had to the previous seasons.

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Heisman Winner Baker Mayfield Awaits Georgia in the Rose Bowl

HEISMAN POSE: Baker Mayfield, a walk-on transfer from Texas Tech, became the sixth University of Oklahoma Heisman Trophy winner in December, joining Billy Vessels (1952), Steve Owens (1969), Billy Sims (1978), Jason White (2003) and Sam Bradford (2008). In the photo above, Mayfield gives a true Heisman pose as he runs past an Oklahoma State player in this year’s Bedlam game, which OU won 62-52.

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TU's D’Angelo Brewer Is TU's, AAC's All Time Leading Rusher

D’Angelo Brewer joined the Tulsa football team in 2014 after graduating from Tulsa Central High School. As a senior, he gained 262 rushing yards against Louisiana–Lafayette on Sept. 9. During the 2017 regular season, Brewer ranked fifth among all Division I FBS players with 1,517 rushing yards.

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ROUTE 66 MARATHON:

The 2017 Williams Route 66 Marathon, held Nov. 17-18 in Tulsa, was another success. More than 10,000 runners from all 50 states and more than 10 countries swarmed the streets of Tulsa for the nationally-known event.

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Rotary Hosts 'Shop with a Cop'

The Rotary Club of Tulsa held its annual “Shop with a Cop” event in December. The program pairs students from Celia Clinton Elementary School with police officers who help students shop for Christmas presents for their families. Pictured at the event in 2016 are Tulsa police officers with Rotarians Lindsey Dunn, center; Becky Fields; Lynne Moore, second from right; and John Rains with Clinton Elementary students.

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Area Table Tennis Club Forming For All Skill Levels

By BRAD BALMER

Looking for something to do this winter? Join us in playing the second most popular participant sport in the world and the most popular racket sport—ping pong.

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The Dresser Mansion Preserves History, Beauty

On Architecture By ROGER COFFEY, AIA

A dark rumor circulated for many years about the Italian Renaissance house at 235 W. 18th St.

It was built in 1920, designed by New York architect Albert Joseph Bodker for Carl and Pauline Dresser. The rumor was based on the idea that owning the house was like signing a death warrant. The fact that Carl and Pauline’s two subsequent husbands all died rather suddenly seemed to lend truth to this fable. However, the health of subsequent owners has laid this idea to rest.

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Arvest Winterfest Brings Cheer

The time has come to bundle up and enjoy the magical spirit of the holidays with Tulsa’s favorite winter festival has returned to the streets of downtown Tulsa as the 10th Annual Arvest Winterfest presented with Toyota. Named by the national People Magazine as the top holiday destination in Oklahoma, Winterfest will be open through Sunday, Jan. 7 (including all holidays in between). 

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