Heart Walk Successful at LaFortune

The 2005 Tulsa Heart Walk had a successful venue this year under the chair leadership of Jody Abbott, vice-president/COO for Hillcrest Medical Center, as the event raised nearly $300,000 for the American Heart Association. The April 2 LaFortune Park walk was held outdoors for the first time.

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Understanding MS: One Question Begins Journey


My lifelong allegiance to participating in the challenge to discover the cause and cure of Multiple Sclerosis began in the 1980s. My friend Bud Sartain asked me to join a group of young professionals who would raise money for MS, and have quite a bit of fun along the way. It was easy to say yes to Bud…I followed that with, “what is MS?”

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10th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Faire Upcoming

The 10th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Faire in Muskogee is set to begin April 30 and will also be held May 1 and May 6-8, May 14-15 and May 21-22 from 10:30 a.m. until 6 p.m.

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Montereau Wins National Senior Award

Tulsa’s Montereau in Warren Woods retirement community has been named the national winner of a 2005 Best of Seniors Housing Platinum Award given by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Seniors Housing Council. It is the industry’s most prestigious honor.

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Camp Fire USA Celebrates Absolutely Incredible Kid Day

Do you know an absolutely incredible kid? Camp Fire USA thinks every child in Tulsa and the surrounding communities is absolutely incredible. The local council is gearing up to show kids just how incredible they are with the ninth annual “Absolutely Incredible Kid Day” on Thursday, March 24.

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Daffodil Sales Give Cancer Patients Hope

The American Cancer Society is selling daffodils on a walk-in basis for Daffodil Days, an annual fundraiser.

Why daffodils? The daffodil is the first flower of spring, the “flower of hope.” Hope is the key in fighting cancer and surviving, and spring is a time of renewal.

For more than 20 years the American Cancer Society has held Daffodil Days nationally. In 2004, sales in northeastern Oklahoma amounted to $38,000. The goal for 2005 is $40,000.

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The Future Looks Bright in Greater Tulsa; Bristow Has a Long and Interesting History

Happy New Year to everyone from Crown Auto World in Bristow!
I am hopeful that this column will be the first of many that will appear in all six of the Greater Tulsa Reporter Newspapers. The GTR Newspapers are published for readers throughout the greater Tulsa area, and this strategy fits with our Crown Auto World Bristow concept of marketing throughout the region.

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BA’s Updike To Again Represent Zone Five

Current Board of Education Clerk Stephanie Updike will represent Zone 5 for another five-year term of office after drawing no qualified opposition during the filing period for the office. Each year one of the five seats on the Board of Education is up for election.

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Wear Red Day

Friday, Feb. 4 is National Wear Red Day For Women. Tulsa is getting a head start on the American Heart Association campaign. On Feb. 2 at 11:30 a.m., Mayor Bill LaFortune will declare Feb. 4 “Wear Red Day” in the City of Tulsa at a reception hosted by Jackie Cooper Imports in the Mercedes-Benz showroom at 9393 S. Memorial Dr. The public is invited to attend.

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DVIS Unites With Call Rape

Call Rape and the Domestic Violence Intervention Services, Inc. have unified their services to assist survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the community. The unification of the two organizations integrates all programmatic and administrative functions of both groups to increase the efficiency and quality of services offered to the community.

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PSO Awards $50,000 for Nature Conservancy Fund

The Oklahoma Chapter of The Nature Conservancy announces the creation of its first-ever scientific research fund for use in the state. The PSO Science Fund is the result of a $50,000 donation from the Public Service Company of Oklahoma.

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Zoo Docents

The Tulsa Zoo, voted America’s favorite zoo, invites docents to help teach students of all ages about the wonders of the natural world.

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AAA Offers Tips for Snow, Ice Driving

Be ready for the snow and ice. The following are some winter driving tips from AAA.

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