St. Joseph Monastery

Sister Jacinta and Sister Veronica welcomed visitors to tour their newly renovated monastery and grounds, in September.

The renovations to St. Joseph Monastery were made possible by the monastery’s Cornerstone Project, a $ 3.4 million renovation to the community’s 4,100 square foot 1929 Tudor-style home at 2200 S. Lewis. The project was entirely funded by private donations.

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Military History

MILITARY MUSEUM GREETING: Col. R.W. Powell, Museum of Military History curator is next to GaryAnn Tomkalski of RSVP, Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

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TU Ad Program Plans Tailgate Party

The new Ad Program at The University of Tulsa, in conjunction with the Tulsa Advertising Federation, Public Relations Society of America, American Women in Radio and Television and the Art Directors Club of Tulsa, have scheduled a collaborative tailgate party for the TU/New Mexico football game, Saturday, Sept. 20 from 3-6 p.m.

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Join the Good Gang Task Force

The Indian Nations Council and Boy Scouts of America brings together Tulsa’s Gang Task Force Unit, the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Department and the Tulsa Area United Way to announce the 2008 launch of the Join Scouting campaign. The announcement was made at the Greenwood Cultural Center, 322 N. Greenwood Ave. on Aug. 13.

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New Director of Strategic Communications

Mayor Kathy Taylor announced she hired former KRMG and Cox Radio News director John Durkee to join her management staff as director of strategic communications.

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Hail Damage To Your Roof? Buyer Beware!

Most everyone is aware that Tulsa and surrounding communities were hit by a large powerful hailstorm on April 7. What you probably don’t know is that as you are reading this article there are out of state contractors (Storm Chasers) headed toward our city, and believe it or not many have already arrived.

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Glenpool Beginning

It took more than a century but a monument honoring the true beginning of Oklahoma’s association with oil has been unveiled in Glenpool.

On Nov. 22, 1905, Robert Galbreath, Frank Chesley and Charles Colcord were drilling an exploratory well on land leased from Ida Glenn.

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Cherokee Chief Honored

The Oklahoma State Senate recently recognized Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chad Smith and his wife Bobbi. Smith, along with several other members of the Cherokee Nation were present as part of the 8th annual Cherokee Nation Legislative Day at the State Capitol.

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Cherokee Nation Enterprises Wins Star of Industry Award

Cherokee Nation Enterprises, which operates Cherokee Casinos, took home the top award for community service projects at the Stars of the Industry Awards ceremony held annually in January.

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Ancient Forest Receives Donation

By DAVID JONES

Bank of America has, for the second straight year, donated $20,000 to help keep Oklahoma’s past alive.

The money goes to support the Oklahoma Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, specifically the Keystone Ancient Forest Preserve just outside Sand Springs.

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Tulsa Non-Profits Giving a Voice to Grandchildren

Tulsa Area Agency on Aging and the Hutcherson Branch YMCA have partnered to present “A Voice for our Grandchildren.” This program is a six-part series of workshops, designed to empower grandparents to become advocates for their grandchildren.

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RSVP Honors Walter Kruse

Each year the Retired Senior Volunteer Program presents its Leadership Award to an individual who supports the mission of RSVP through volunteering in the community and providing leadership to other organizations that enhance volunteer opportunities for older adults.

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Girl Scout Cookie Sales Begin

Magic Empire Council Girl Scouts are now taking orders for Girl Scouts cookies. This year, two new cookies are being introduced: Lemon Chalet Cremes and Sugar Free Chocolate Chip.

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Public Works Tree Limb Pick-Up

Public Works crews are pro-actively working to pick up tree limbs and debris on every street in Tulsa. Because of the extent of tree debris throughout the city, this process is expected to take several weeks. Contractors are being called in to supplement city crew efforts in order to expedite tree branch collection and disposal.

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Thousands Served Through City’s ‘Operation Power Up!’

“Operation Power Up!” teams assessed 4,363 Tulsa homes hardest hid by the recent ice storm on Dec. 16. Firefighters led nearly 500 volunteers, most of whom were associated with GUTS Church, on the first day of “Operation Power Up!” – the City’s aggressive program aimed at getting power restored to all Tulsa residents before Dec. 25.

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