Stickball Park Dedicated

Tulsa has received another Oklahoma Centennial project, a sculpture in Creek Stickball Park, 1800 S. Cheyenne Ave.

From left at the dedication are artist Sandra Van Zandt; Don Walker, co-chair of the Oklahoma Centennial Commission Tulsa Committee; Susan Neal, City of Tulsa Director of Community Development and Education Initiatives; and Creek Nation Chief A.D. Ellis. Stickball is a traditional game with ceremonial significance in Native American culture.

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Swearing In Ceremony

Tulsa County swore in its newly and re-elected officials in January. Sheriff Stanley Glanz was sworn in for his sixth term after 20 years of service.

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Sen. Inhoff in Kabul

Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., Standing Committee on Armed Services, meets Chief Petty Officer Susan Hammond and Air Force Capt. Jutta Arkan during his visit to Camp Eggers in Kabul, Dec. 6.

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Greater Tulsans Bear Down for the Economic Future


The economic news keeps pouring in and none of it is good. We are told by the media using terms few of us understand that due to sub-prime loans, derivatives, credit default swaps or collateralized debt obligations the world capital markets have “frozen up” so nobody can borrow money to expand a business or buy a car and that drives up unemployment and further reduces buying which increases bankruptcies and so on and so forth. The dreaded “downward spiral” metaphor has become hackneyed. And, oh yes, somebody left the gate open and let the regulatory cow out. Now congress needs to round it up and get it back in the barn. Looking at it all can be overwhelming and scary, but maybe a close to home look at the situation can yield a breath of optimism.

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Tulsa County Officials Sworn in

Sheriff Stanley Glanz was sworn in for his sixth term after 20 years of service. Joining him were Earlene Wilson, Tulsa County Clerk, Sally Howe Smith, Tulsa County Court Clerk and Karen Keith, Tulsa County Commissioner for District #2.

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Tulsan Chosen for Lifetime Acheivement Award

Keep Oklahoma Beautiful has chosen Tulsan Michael Patton as its 200th lifetime achievement award winner. The award was to be presented at the group’s annual banquet in Tulsa recently.

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Military Lounge Opens at Airport

A military and veterans resource lounge has been established at the Tulsa International Airport. The lounge is sponsored by a cooperative effort among the City of Tulsa, Tulsa International Airport, American Airlines and the Transport Worker’s Union Local 514. Located in Concourse A just north of Gate 20, the Lounge is open between 4 a.m. and 11:30 p.m.

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Top Communicators Honored

Tulsa’s top communications professionals were honored by their peers at the Bronze Quill annual Awards party in October, sponsored by the Tulsa chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators.

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Tulsan Trey Stewart Praises His Home Town


In the spring of 2005, I graduated, along with 177 of my peers, from Tulsa’s Washington High School. In the days leading up to the graduation ceremonies, the atmosphere was one of exhilaration. As the culmination of our high school careers loomed just a few days off, the students of Washington’s 2005 class looked ambitiously toward a new chapter in their lives, one that would not only define the relationships they would form over the succeeding years, but also who and what they would become as independent adults in the real world.

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Pearl Harbor Remembered

Dr. Kara Gae Neal, superintendent of Tulsa Tech and members of the Tulsa area Oklahoma Legislature honored veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces from World War II to present at the Tulsa Technology Center’s Riverside campus during the fifth annual Pearl Harbor Day Breakfast.

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Crystal Darkness Campaign to Fight Methamphetamine Abuse

Tulsa leaders are joining with other leaders statewide to promote Childhelp Crystal Darkness Oklahoma, a campaign aimed at tackling methamphetamine abuse in the state.

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Tree of Heroes

Atlas Pipeline hosted the first Annual Tree of Heroes Celebration Dec. 4 at the SpirtBank Event Center, 10441 S. Regal Blvd. Atlas employees chose to forgo their annual Christmas party this year to help the company fund the Tree of Heroes evening.

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Jenks Students Show Birthday Benevolence


The four middle schoolers don’t know who will get the money or when but they know that their donation is in good hands.

“It’s unusual that 13-year-old kids would do something like this,” says Jenks Middle School Principle Rob Miller. Abby Briggs, Kyleigh Webb, Allie Sammons and Rebecca Nelson all share birthdays within the same two months and for their 13th birthday bash they requested each guest bring $13 to donate to a charity instead of bringing birthday presents.

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Tulsa Steps Up to T-Town Trolley


On New Years Day, the Osage Million Dollar Elm Casino, located at 951 W. 36th St. N. at the northern end of the Tisdale Parkway in Tulsa, will join the loop, and the gaming emporium will proudly join the 19th century. It will be able to provide its patrons trolley service.

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Parade of Lights Poster, Grand Marshall Unveiled

POSTER ARTIST: Tulsa artist Monte Toon autographs copies of this year’s Parade of Lights Poster for AEP/PSO employee Debbie Decker.

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