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Sportscene Is Going Weekly

The Oklahoma Sportscene TV Show, which was first broadcast on August 23, 2017 as a bi-weekly format, has announced that beginning October 3 the show will be on a weekly format. The co-hosts for the show are Chris Lincoln, JV Haney and Gil Cloud. With a combined over 150 years of experience in sports and sport reporting, the viewer gets an in-depth look at sporting events in and around the state of Oklahoma.

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Dress for Success to Host Fashion Show and Fundraiser

Dress for Success Tulsa has scheduled its 2018 “An Evening of Empowerment Gala” Fashion Show and Auction for Thursday, October 25 at 6 p.m. at the Mike Fretz Event Center at 11545 East 43rd Street Tulsa. This is the organization’s largest annual charity event which will include dinner with a live and silent auction. The Fashion Show Models are representatives of corporations and businesses in the Tulsa community that demonstrate leadership and success in their respective fields.

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Former NFL Players Discuss Prostate Cancer at CTCA

Cancer Treatment Centers of America hosting a Prostate Pep Talk in September with former NFL players Steve Largent, Liffort Hobley and Jerry Ostroski, and prostate cancer patient Richard Smith. They, along with Dr. Kevin Tulipana, CTCA’s Vice Chief of Staff, were on the panel to discuss statistics and screening practices for prostate cancer to help save lives. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men. 

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TU Named Best Value Private Law School in the Nation

The University of Tulsa College of Law has been ranked the No. 1 Best Value Private Law School in the United States for 2018 by National Jurist magazine. The publication reports TU law has the lowest student debt and one of the highest levels of post-graduate employment.

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Six Higher Ed Institutions Join Forces to Help Students

Tulsa Community College, along with regional partners Langston University, Northeastern State University, Oklahoma State University, Rogers State University, and The University of Tulsa have joined forces for the Tulsa Transfer Project.

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Tulsa Tech’s Mobile App Development Program Offers Opportunities in Growing Industry

News From Tulsa Tech By DR. STEVE TIGER

Tulsa Tech’s Mobile App Development Program provides an opportunity for students to create and test mobile applications utilizing industry standard software. Applications are developed for mobile devices such as personal digital assistants, enterprise digital assistants, and mobile phones.

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Studies Are Underway to Examine OTC’s Efficiency

From Tulsa County by RON PETERS

During the last legislative session, you may recall there was a lot of discussion about ways to increase revenues. Equally important, there needs to be a discussion about how to improve the efficiency of the services provided by the state of Oklahoma to our cities and counties. One area of state government that directly impacts Oklahoma’s cities and counties is the Oklahoma Tax Commission’s (OTC) responsibility for the collection of sales taxes. Cities and counties rely on sales taxes to support important projects. In Tulsa County, the sales tax is the main funder of the jail, the new mental health pods at the jail, the new Family Justice Center, and of course the Vision projects.

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Cancer Treatment Centers Offer $3 Million Donation to Tulsa’s Gathering Place

Gathering Place recently announced that Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) pledged a $3 million donation to support the Willow Beach area on the west side of Peggy’s Pond.

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Owasso Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Gary Akin Promotes Regionalism, Partnerships

By EMILY RAMSEY

Editor’s Note: Owasso Chamber of Commerce President Gary Akin is one of Greater Tulsa Reporter’s “10 to Watch in Greater Tulsa 2018” as announced in its January 2018 issue. GTR was the first news group in Greater Tulsa to introduce “10 People to Watch,” which launched in January 2009.
Throughout the year, GTR is publishing a series of articles, featuring each of its “10 to Watch,” with next month’s issue to feature Broken Arrow City Manager Michael Spurgeon.

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Busy Fall Features Performances Rich in Variety

Show Buzz by NANCY HERMANN

My children came back to Tulsa recently from their homes in New York City and San Francisco and marveled at the breadth and convenience of our entertainment options. Tulsa’s theaters, parks, sports complexes and casinos offer non-stop activity. What’s more, tickets are more plentiful here, often less expensive, and parking and traffic aren’t such ordeals. Our Tulsa renaissance is thrilling to observe and fun to share.

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Halloween Festival Takes a Spin at Muskogee Castle

For the thrill seekers of Castleton, the Castle is proud to introduce Casa Morte’s Murder Castle.

Guests will travel back to the 1893 World Exposition of Chicago to meet the infamous H.H. Holmes. Accredited with building a hotel that claimed the lives of nearly 300 victims, Holmes’ holds the title of America’s First Serial Killer. Guests will check in with the bellhops and leave their fate to the staff of the sinister hotel. This haunt is rated for advanced level scares while remaining below the extreme haunt scale.

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Bramble Breakfast & Bar Popular in Pearl, Riverwalk

Local Dining By BLAKE AUSTYN

The Bramble Breakfast and Bar opened in Tulsa’s Pearl District in August.

The restaurant, offering breakfast and lunch dishes, opened its original location in the Blue Dome District before moving to Jenks’ Riverwalk Crossing and then expanding into the Pearl District at 1302 E. 6th St.

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SNAP-Accepting Farmers Markets Staying Busy

The start of autumn means summer has faded and fall is here. Oklahoma farmers markets are still open to serve consumers through the fall harvest. Buyers can taste the difference of locally-grown squash, okra, peppers and more. These fall markets also have year-round favorites such as meat, eggs, dairy, jams, bread and other packaged food. Oklahoma has 40 farmers markets accepting Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Senior Farmers Market benefits across the state. SNAP-accepting farmers markets help more families have access to fresh quality food. To find the nearest SNAP-accepting farmers market visit onieproject.org/farmersmarkets.

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B.A. Draws Legal Challenge from Activist Group

By BOB LEWIS

Broken Arrow has a new set of rules and regulations affecting those who want to be part of the medical marijuana industry. If and when they will be in place, however, will be up to the state legislature and a district judge to decide.

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Mini-Aldabra Tortoise Race Precedes St. John ZooRun

The St. John ZooRun at the Tulsa Zoo was preceded by a mini-Aldabra tortoise race featuring several of this year’s hatchlings. This pre-race is a celebration of the St. John ZooRun held in early October at the Tulsa Zoo.

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