Leadership Oklahoma Gala Coming to Southern Hills
Leadership Oklahoma will host the 2007 Excellence in Leadership Awards Dinner and Gala Feb. 17 at the newly renovated Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa.
St. John Owasso Opens; First Baby Born
St. John Owasso ushered in a new era of healthcare into Owasso when it opened as the city’s first hospital Nov. 27. The 36-bed, four-story 106,000-square-foot facility began accepting patients at 7 a.m. in all areas of the full-service hospital.
Big Brothers Gets $100,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma received a $100,000 endowment donation from an anonymous donor. The gift was made in honor of Marine Lance Corporal Cody W. Hill of Ada and all of the men and women serving in the armed forces.
Executive AirShare Expands at Richard L. Jones Jr. Airport
Executive AirShare has announced that the fractional aircraft ownership company has expanded its presence at Richard L. Jones, Jr. (Riverside) Airport in Tulsa (RVS), by adding a second aircraft, a Beechcraft King Air C90B, to serve the growing number of Tulsa-area businesses seeking the advantages of business aircraft.
Step Up Tulsa! Topic of Page One Luncheon
Step Up Tulsa! was the topic of a Page One Luncheon presentation on Dec. 5 at the Tulsa Press Club by featured speakers Tom Walker and Barry Davis. The program focused on economic development and associated ideas.
Terrorist Book Author Speaks at Tulsa Press Club
Tuesday, Dec. 14, Jami Fullerton, associate professor at OSU-Tulsa, spoke before the Tulsa Press Club Page One luncheon about her book: “Advertising’s War on Terrorism: The Story of the U.S. Department’s Shared Values Initiative (SVI).” Fullerton co-authored the book with Alice Kendrick, professor in the Temerlin Advertising Institute at Southern Methodist University.
BOK Center Is Changing the Face of Downtown Tulsa
As Tulsa’s new BOK Center nears top out stage, development activity around the site is picking up. A proposal was presented to the city in August on behalf of Westin Hotels to develop an entire city block from Second to Third streets and Denver to Cheyenne avenues.
KRMG Wins National Award
The Radio and Television News Directors Association has awarded its National Best Radio Newscast Award to Tulsa radio station KRMG (740AM). The award was presented October 16 in New York City during the RTNDA’s black-tie annual convention.
The RTNDA has offered its Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. “While KRMG has won numerous regional Murrow Awards in the past, this is our first national win” said long-time KRMG News Director John Durkee.
Young Band Getting Noticed
On June 27, 2003, 14-year-old Hank Hanewinkel III, and his little sister, eight-year-old Christy E. Hanewinkel, talked their parents into driving them to Oklahoma City from Broken Arrow to see the White Stripes, a popular band.
Tulsa Youth Symphony Stays Strong with Support
Tulsa has reason to be excited over the inaugural concert of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, which is attempting to bring orchestral classical music back on a regular basis for the first time since the Tulsa Philharmonic folded, and no one is more excited than Ron Wheeler.
Bed and Breakfast Opens Across from Woodward Park
You had to feel sorry for the woebegone house at 1521 E. 21st St. It looked unloved. Built in 1920, it sat across the street from Woodward Park, one of Tulsa’s truly lovely parks, but the asking price was a paltry $139,000. The realtor handling the sale gently suggested that the building could use some major renovation or might be used to its best advantage by tearing it down. It was not, to put it gently, a hot property.
Jingle Bells Run is Dec. 9
Scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, the Jingle Bells run will take place in Brookside at 35th Street and Peoria Avenue and will feature a 1-K Fun Run/Walk and Holiday Costume Contest at 9 a.m. and a 5-K Run/Walk and Wheelchair Race at 9:30 a.m.
Proceeds from the Run/Walk will go to support research and education programs for the Arthritis Foundation.
Congregation B’nai Emunah Celebrates 90 Years
Congregation B’nai Emunah’s held its 90th Anniversary Gala Celebration Saturday, Nov. 18 at the synagogue located at 17th Street and Peoria Avenue.
Catholic Charities Campaign Gets Boost
On October 17 Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Tulsa announced its capital campaign, Mission of Hope: Changing Lives With Love, has raised $9.7 million in support of its $16 million goal thanks in part to a $1.5 million challenge grant from the J.E and L.E. Mabee Foundation.
Expo Ground Breaking
EXHIBIT HALL: On October 16, the Tulsa County Public Facilities Authority along with Expo Square staff broke ground on a new 43,000 square foot exhibit hall. The new Central Park Hall will feature an art deco inspired exterior to coordinate with other renovated buildings at Expo Square. Participating in the ground breaking are from left, Rick Bjorklund, Expo Square President/CEO; Commissioner Bob Dick;, Jim Orbison, Tulsa County Public Facilities Authority member; Commissioner Wilbert Collins, Sr.; Chairman, Commissioner Randi Miller; Clark Brewster, TCPFA member, and Jono Helmerich, President of Friends of the Fairgrounds. This building will be built on the east side of Central Park and just west of the existing Grandstands. It will boast a three-story observation deck, which will give visitors a fabulous view of the entire Fairgrounds, and it will also contain a second floor mezzanine that will over look the show- room floor.
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