Leadership Oklahoma Set

Leadership Oklahoma, a statewide leadership program in its 25th year, is now accepting applications for its 2012-2013 class.

The organization accepts a class of 52 members each year. Criterion for selection includes demonstrated leadership on the part of applicants in their communities and state.

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Women Honored

The City of Tulsa Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women has selected six Tulsa-area women to receive the prestigious Pinnacle Award.

The award, presented annually in March, which is Women’s History Month, recognizes extraordinary commitment by women to enact positive change affecting women and children through their profession, individual leadership, or community service. Awards are presented in the areas of health, education, arts/humanities, community service and corporate/business.

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MLK Day Celebrated

DOWNTOWN PARADE: Martin Luther King Day was recently celebrated in the Tulsa area with a parade. Organizations, businesses and individuals created a variety of floats and paraded through downtown with thousands watching from the sidelines.

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Designer Showcase to Feature the McGuire Mansion

Ever imagined what it would take to transform a historic Tulsa landmark into a contemporary, sophisticated treasure? A handful of talented designers want to show the community. The Tulsa Designer Showcase is coming back for another year.

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Review: 10 People We Followed in 2011

Editor’s Note: For the past three years Newspapers has featured 10 People to Watch in the upcoming year. Last year’s 10 People to Watch are featured here, where we review their happenings over the year. In next month’s edition, we will list 10 People to Watch in 2012.

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Tulsa Metro Chamber Inaugurates Becky J. Frank as 2012 Chairman

The Tulsa Metro Chamber elected Becky J. Frank, chairman and of Schnake Turnbo Frank PR, as its 2012 chair of the Board of Directors. Frank succeeds Chair Dr. Gerard Clancy, president of the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa.

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Dr. Clarence Oliver a Greater Tulsa Gem


Growing up in Ada during the Great Depression, it’s probably safe to say the furthest thing from this youngster’s mind was someday becoming an icon in a community half a state away. But that’s exactly what happened to Dr. Clarence G. Oliver, Jr., a quiet, unassuming man who seems genuinely embarrassed when terms like “living legend” are associated with his name.

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Rotarians Give Centennia Gift to Tulsa


A milestone was reached Dec. 4 when a 12-foot, 3,000-pound bronze globe arrived in downtown Tulsa and was installed on the Rotary Club of Tulsa’s Centennial Plaza.

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Tulsa City Council Ready for New Era

SWEARING IN: A new City Auditor and nine City Councilors-elect took their oaths of office Dec. 5. City Auditor-elect Clift Richards joined returning Councilor Jack Henderson of District 1, Councilor-elect Jeannie Cue of District 2, Councilor-elect David Patrick of District 3, Councilor-elect Blake Ewing of District 4, Councilor-elect Karen Gilbert of District 5, Councilor-elect Byron “Skip” Steele of District 6, Councilor-elect Thomas Mansur of District 7, Councilor-elect Phil Lakin, Jr., of District 8 and returning Councilor G.T. Bynum of District 9 at the inauguration ceremony, which was held at the University of Tulsa’s Lorton Performing Arts Center.

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Bixby Chamber Names New President and CEO

The Bixby Metro Chamber Board of Directors announced recently that Krystal Crockett has been promoted to president and for the organization.

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City Employees Mourn Death of Interim City Attorney David Pauling

Mayor Dewey Bartlett remembered David Pauling, who died during the night of Nov. 28 in Tulsa, as a man of high integrity who continued to face down adversity while in the interim position of City Attorney, and who worked diligently to uphold the rules and regulations of the City charter and ordinances.

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Children’s Orchard Gives Back to Owasso


There are many businesses that have been established in the Owasso area in the last decade. Children’s Orchard has fallen right into place as one of the most unique stores to find children’s apparel, accessories and more. With a new owner, the store will be offering even more in the coming years. 

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Cam’s Grocery Helps Promote National Food Day

Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett and Get Lean Tulsa spokesperson Victoria Bartlett hosted a news conference on Oct. 24 to promote and celebrate Food Day in front of soon-to-open Cam’s Grocery at 114 S. Detroit Ave. Food Day is a national grassroots campaign which is aimed at encouraging and inspiring Americans to eat delicious, healthy and affordable food.

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Former First Lady Laura W. Bush Speaks in Tulsa

Former First Lady Laura W. Bush was the keynote speaker for the Champions of Health Gala, which was held Oct. 25 at the Tulsa Convention Center Ballroom.
Just before the event began, she had the opportunity to tour the Oklahoma Caring Van.

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Tulsa State Fair Continues Amazing Success


The author is County Commissioner for Tulsa County, District 2. She is also chair of the Tulsa County Public Facilities Authority aka Tulsa Fair Board for 2011.

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