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Lake Bixhoma Renovations Near Completion

By EMILY RAMSEY

In April, the SkillsUSA Chapter at Tulsa Tech’s Peoria Campus completed its revitalization efforts at Lake Bixhoma, which were funded by a $25,000 Lowe’s Community Improvement Grant that the group received at the end of 2016.

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Tulsa’s Original City Hall Still Iconic in Downtown

On Architecture By ROGER COFFEY, AIA

Anyone who thinks that Tulsa hasn’t grown over the years has only to look at our present City Hall located at Second Street and Cincinnati Avenue and then at the Tulsa Municipal Building, our World War I vintage City Hall at 124 E. 4th St.

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Tulsa Bike Share to Put City on the Cutting Edge

By EMILY RAMSEY

Editor’s Note: Daniel Sperle, executive director of Tulsa Bike Share, is one of Greater Tulsa Reporter’s “10 People to Watch in 2017,” as announced in its January 2017 issue. GTR was the first news group in greater Tulsa to introduce “10 People to Watch,” which launched in January 2009.

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Smart Growth Tulsa Helps City Progress

Advocating for greater citizen engagement and for issues that keep Tulsa on pace with the national trend of vibrant urban cores, Smart Growth Tulsa continues to make itself heard since forming in spring 2014.

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Students Benefit from Reading Partners Initiative

From the Mayor by G.T. BYNUM

The spirit of high expectations in our community continues gaining momentum as we work toward making Tulsa a premier place in Oklahoma to receive an education.

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Women’s Association Supports Tulsa Boys’ Home

The Women’s Association, founded in 1938, is an auxiliary support group of Tulsa Boys’ Home. They provide essential supplies for the boys and raise thousands of dollars each year for TBH through numerous fun-filled events. Since 1938, these volunteer women have been major contributors of energy and influence in fund-raising campaigns. Members have been providing food and clothing since the early years and continue to raise money for expansion and on-going operating expenses. Today’s members consistently help with towels, socks, and underwear, as well as special needs for the kitchen, holiday gifts for the boys, and more.

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CTCA Matches Employees with Community Caring Organizations

More than 30 non-profit organizations gathered at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) for the hospital’s third annual Community Day held March 2.

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Newsmakers Honorees Communicate, Educate, Innovate

The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) Tulsa Chapter will celebrate Oklahoma women who have made significant contributions to the greater Tulsa community and Oklahoma at its annual Newsmakers Awards luncheon, Wednesday, May 3, at Southern Hills Country Club.

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Owasso Half Penny Tax Aids Police, Fire Effectiveness

By EMILY RAMSEY

In January 2015, Owasso residents approved a half-penny sales tax that would be allocated specifically for police, fire and streets. The tax took effect on April 1, 2015, and is estimated to generate approximately $4 million annually.

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Laura Chalus Embraces Role at Tulsa Garden Center

By EMILY RAMSEY

Editor’s Note: Laura Chalus, executive director of the Tulsa Garden Center, is one of Greater Tulsa Reporter’s “10 People to Watch in 2017,” as announced in its January 2017 issue.

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City of Broken Arrow to Launch Search for New Police Chief

After serving over 26 years in law enforcement, Police Chief David Boggs will retire from the Broken Arrow Police Department (BAPD) at the end of August. A nationwide search for his replacement will begin in the coming weeks.

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Jenks Community Egg Hunt to be Held April 15

The Jenks Ministerial Alliance will host its annual Jenks Community Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15, starting at 10 a.m., at the Hunter-Dwelley Stadium located on the central campus of Jenks Public Schools.
An anticipated crowd of over 500 children will be present to gather 6,000 pre-filled eggs in three age categories.

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Give a Little, Change A Lot with the Power of Twelve

By K. J. WEBB

The Salvation Army of Metro Tulsa has launched the Power of Twelve, an ambitious comprehensive program that focuses exclusively on helping those in the community who need it most: the homeless, impoverished and hungry families, children and individuals and the thousands of at-risk youth who encounter challenges on a daily basis.

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Children’s Medical Charities: 65 Years Strong

By EMILY RAMSEY

The Children’s Medical Charities Association (CMCA) has continued to prove its resiliency and industriousness through its 65-year history. During its six decades in operation, the organization has been asked to move its location three times, most recently onto Route 66 in the Pearl District.

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Blue Star Mothers Active in Owasso

By EMILY RAMSEY

When the Owasso Chapter of the Blue Star Mothers of America dissolved in 2015, the Owasso area was split up between the organization’s Rogers County and Broken Arrow chapters.

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