Editor’s Note: This article is the second of two profiling the Republican candidates for the U.S. Congressional seat in Oklahoma’s District 1, which covers Tulsa County and the surrounding area. Last month, challenger Jim Bridenstine was profiled. The election will be held June 26.
I appreciate the kind support of the Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers to provide space for the mayor’s column to write monthly articles on city topics to help keep Tulsans informed of the many things happening at City Hall.
A gift of public art in a prominent downtown park is the Rotary Club of Tulsa’s official centennial project unveiled in 2012.
While the year 2015 marks the centennial of the world’s seventh largest Rotary Club, the celebrating in Tulsa has already begun.
Since opening in 1984 with 40 young students in a renovated post office building in Brookside, the pages of Riverfield’s history are full of love, growth, and creative approaches to learning. However, as the 2011-12 school year drew to a close, the community prepared to start a new chapter: one without Marty Clark as Head of School.
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As I’ve campaigned over the past nine months, people have asked me why, as a Republican, I’ve chosen to challenge our incumbent Republican congressman John Sullivan. The reasons are many and I will share some of them, but first I want you to know who I am.
The Tulsa Press Club hosted three Pulitzer Prize winners and one of the most respected designers in the industry at the Great Plains Journalism Awards banquet and conference at the Mayo Hotel on April 27.
The first settlements of what would become Owasso, Okla. date back to 1881 making this bustling community of today the oldest in Tulsa County. The early settlement was first known as the Elm Creek Settlement, named after the meandering prairie stream on whose banks settlers like H.T. (Tole) Richardson homesteaded.
When: Thursday – Sunday, May 17-20, 2012. Hours are 11am-11pm Thursday – Saturday and 11am – 6pm on Sunday.
Where: The heart of beautiful downtown Tulsa on Main Street starting on 3rd Street and going past 6th Street, the Green at 3rd between Main and Boston and 4th between Main and Boston.
Tulsa’s Young Professionals (ros) hosted its second annual Street CReD in mid April. This year the group chose the West Tulsa area of Red Fork for an event entitled Red Fork Revival, focused on reviving the area’s rich history and building on the growing enthusiasm for Route 66.
The University of Tulsa Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of Geoffrey Orsak as the university’s 18th president. Orsak, 48, is currently dean of the Bobby B. Lyle School of Engineering at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He will assume his duties at TU on July 1, succeeding President Steadman Upham, who announced his retirement last year and will be stepping down on June 30.
The Hispanic American Foundation presents the annual Tulsa Community College Hispanic Student Luncheon on May 3 on the Southeast Campus. The luncheon program is presented to the Tulsa community through a partnership between the Hispanic American Foundation, Tulsa Public Schools and Tulsa Community College. The goal is to motivate students, particularly students from historically underrepresented populations, to attend college.
stands for “Kids Are Special People.” Each spring, Day brings approximately 600 third grade students from area schools to Saint Francis Hospital.
This year the students will come from the Union School District.
“If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.” – Lucille Ball.
Phil Lakin: Family man. Deacon. Avid climber. of America’s largest community foundation. Tulsa City Councilor. President of one of the 10 largest Rotary Clubs in the world. The epitome of a “busy person.”
It all began with a simple request. Forty years ago, in 1972, the widow of a veteran brought a flag to Floral Haven Cemetery. It had covered the coffin of her husband when he was buried with military honors and the widow wondered if Floral Haven would fly it during the Memorial Day weekend. She was told it would be an honor. It is an honor that has grown exponentially.
Editor’s Note: This article is the first of two profiling the Republican candidates for the U.S. Congressional seat in Oklahoma’s District 1, which covers Tulsa County and the surrounding area. Next month, incumbent John Sullivan will be profiled.