The Tulsa Area United Way volunteer Board of Directors has set a goal of $23,934,339 for its 2008 fundraising campaign that officially kicks off Friday, Sept. 12.
Representatives from the Owasso Land Trust and Patriot Golf, LLC recently announced the construction of the state’s first Robert Trent Jones, Jr. designed golf course. Named The Patriot at Stone Canyon, construction of the new course is underway at the Stone Canyon residential community located approximately 25 minutes northeast of Tulsa. in Owasso/Rogers County. The opening of the 18-hole, 7,191 yard, par 72 course is tentatively scheduled for May 2009.
NEW VIEW: Tulsa’s familiar skyline is changed with the construction of the BOK Center, which is approaching the fall completion date. Upcoming events can be found at www.bokcenter.com.
Chelsea Harkins has nothing but words of praise for Rickey Hayes.
“He couldn’t have left this office in better shape,” she says.
At the Association for Women in Communications annual Newsmaker Luncheon held at Southern Hills Country Club, Six in the Morning Anchor LeAnne Taylor, left and AWC President Nicole Nascenzi, right, presented the annual Newsmaker awards to honorees: from left, Nancy Day, Oklahoma Conference for Community and Justice executive director; Jami Fullerton, Ph.D, Oklahoma State University associate professor and nationally recognized author; and Robin Ballenger, Flintco Companies owner.
United States Vice President Dick Cheney visited Tulsa May 2-3 as speaker for the Oklahoma Republican Party’s annual convention. Cheney spoke to a crowd of 400 people at a sold-out reception.
In celebration of Earth Day, April 22, Mayor Kathy Taylor announced the launch of the BeGreen Tulsa awareness campaign and the BeGreenTulsa.com Web site.
Speaking before the Owasso Chamber of Commerce, Owasso City Manager Rodney Ray noted growth in almost every desirable area. Where once Owasso sent its workers to Tulsa to find jobs, now the bulk of residential growth in the city comes from Tulsa. Almost 65 percent of the new Owasso residents come from Tulsa and 25 percent from out of state.
Haley Postell wrote a letter.
She got a camel in return.
As camels go, it’s a pretty stripped-down model, but Haley loves it just the same.
Central Community Center at Centennial Park on Sixth Street near Peoria Avenue was the site for the kickoff of PlaniTulsa, a two-year initiative in which the City of Tulsa will develop a long-range, comprehensive plan for the city’s physical development. Mayor Kathy Taylor launched the initiative with an invitation to Tulsans to join in the planning process by offering their thoughts and opinions of what they want the city of Tulsa to be in the future.
David Boren has had the opportunity to view America from many different perspectives. He has been a Rhodes Scholar. He has been an Oklahoma state representative. He has been Oklahoma’s governor. He served 16 years in the United States Senate. He resigned from the Senate to become the president of the University of Oklahoma. He has obviously had a wider view of the American landscape than most of us will ever have.
Rotary Club of Tulsa held its 10th Annual Crescendo Music Awards April 10-12 at the Van Trease Performing Arts Center for Education on the campus of Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus. The Crescendo Music Awards is designed to give gifted young musicians an opportunity to compete. High school juniors and seniors as well as college undergraduate students were eligible for the program.
If Will Rogers is Oklahoma’s favorite son, Clem McSpadden is Oklahoma’s favorite nephew.
Clem Rogers McSpadden has walked among giants, broken bread with legends, represented the common man.
The culture and tourism department at Cherokee Nation Enterprises, a wholly-owned company of the Cherokee Nation, is asking all Cherokee citizens for help in providing a deeper look into Cherokee past and culture through personal stories and photos.
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.