PSO Announces Plans for New Baseload Generation

AEP’s Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO) subsidiary has announced plans to enter into a joint venture agreement with Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company (OG&E) to build a new 950 megawatt coal-fueled electricity generating unit at the site of OG&E’s existing Sooner plant near Red Rock, in north central Oklahoma.

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‘Guess the Balls’ Contest Underway at Renaissance

Jackie Cooper Imports and Mercedes-Benz, tournament partners of the John Q. Hammons Hotel Classic presented by SemGroup, are sponsoring a ‘Guess the Golf Balls’ contest this summer at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel & Convention Center. The winning contestant will draw for a 2006 C230 sport sedan at the annual LPGA event following competition, Sunday, September 10, at Cedar Ridge Country Club.

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Hannah Hensel Wins National Alexander Hamilton Award

Hannah Hensel, a student at Union High School in Tulsa, has received The Alexander Hamilton Citizenship Achievement Award for superior citizenship and achievement in national competition.

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Special Olympians Skybound

Special Olympics Oklahoma athletes are going into aviation record books. Since the Special Olympics began in 1987, Cessna owners have been giving athletes a lift to their competition. This year, converging right here in Tulsa, more athletes and more aircrafts than ever before are carrying these men and women to their chance at gold.

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Hillcrest Breaks Ground for New Heart Pavilion

Hillcrest Medical Center recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new, state-of the-art heart pavilion to be erected at the corner of 12th and Trenton in Tulsa. The new, 104 bed Hillcrest Heart Pavilion will be dedicated exclusively to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart problems.

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Jo Herring Honored by Multiple Sclerosis Society

Jo Herring was this year’s Honorary Chair of the Tulsa MS Walk, a three-mile walk fundraising event held in April at Temple Israel for the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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NeighborFest Kicks Off 2006 Season

Mayor Kathy Taylor and City Councilor Jack Henderson recently invited Tulsans to pack a picnic and join them for the first installment of NeighborFest 2006, a celebration of neighborhoods and the Tulsa community, that kicked off June 6 at Lacy Park, 2134 N. Madison Place.

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Alumni, Friends Gather toCelebrate ‘Best of TCC’ 2006

Tulsa Community College Alumni and Friends Association celebrated the achievements of 24 of the college’s most distinguished alumni at the eighth annual Best of TCC event May 18 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel. A fundraiser for the Tulsa Community College Alumni and Friends Association, this year’s presenting sponsor for the Best of TCC was Southern Nazarene University Tulsa.

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TASM Experiences ‘Danger Zone’

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum held its annual fundraiser on April 29 at the Sherman and Ellie Smith Hangar One, the new museum facility located at 3624 N. 74th E. Ave. This year’s theme was Top Gun and to “Join the Tulsa Air and Space Museum for a Ride into The Danger Zone.” Event guests were given a tour and preview showing at the new Planetarium and Esky Theater. Also provided were entertainment and music, appetizers, dinner and desert, and silent and live auctions.

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Debbie Dill is Remembered

Tulsa public relations and marketing executive Debra Renee Dill, owner of the “What’s the Dill” agency, passed away on April 7.
Known by her friends and family as Debbie, Dill was born August 18,1957 in Eureka, Kan., graduated from Tulsa’s East Central High School in 1975 and attended Oklahoma State University where she studied marketing.

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FlutterbyNight: ZooFari Gets a Butterfly Flair

This spring brings “Flutterby Night” at the Tulsa Zoo. SemGroup presents the 14th Annual ZooFari, an after-hours zoo event for the entire family on Friday, May 5, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
ZooFari offers parents, grandparents and children the opportunity to enjoy a beautiful spring evening at the zoo. A variety of food from more than 25 of Tulsa’s finest family restaurants is sure to please everyone’s appetites. Families will also enjoy a host of activities including live music by Admiral Twin, Jupiter jumps, free train and carousel rides, Tender Loving Clowns, costume characters, animal presentations, carnival-style games, face painting, arts and crafts projects, a silent auction and a raffle. New this year, families will have the opportunity to meet some of the state’s well-known college athletes and coaches such as Sean Sutton, Scott Sutton, Corey Williams and Doug Wojcik just to name a few. It’s an event that’s sure to please the young and young at heart!

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Kevin Wright Plans to Keep Tradition

Kevin Wright is already busy at his new school. The former head football coach for the nationally ranked Indianapolis, Ind., Warren Central High School Warriors met with the media at the UMAC on March 14 and said he wants to continue the winning ways of the nationally prominent Union football program. He also mentioned that he has met with the players, and he has already set academic and athletic standards, including 6:30 a.m. workouts.

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TYPros Are Dedicated to Tulsa’s Growth

By Nancy K. Owens

Tulsa’s young professional community is thriving and growing as evidenced by a growing organization dedicated to marketing Tulsa as a wonderful place to live and work.

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B.A. Staying in the Fast Lane


Editor’s note: This article is the first in a series of articles in the GTR Newspapers highlighting cities and areas in greater Tulsa that are experiencing growth and improvement in quality of life. Future articles will include Jenks, Owasso, Bixby and other parts of greater Tulsa.

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Jim and Jeff Dunn Selected ‘2006 Entrepreneur of the Year’

Mill Creek Lumber & Supply’s Jim and Jeff Dunn were selected as the LBM Journal’s 2006 Entrepreneur of the Year. Each year the LBM Journal considers hundreds of dealers from across the United States for this award. The LBJ Journal is a unique monthly magazine that is focused on strategies and profits for lumber and building material dealers.

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