Cherokee Nation Enterprises, which operates Cherokee Casinos, took home the top award for community service projects at the Stars of the Industry Awards ceremony held annually in January.
FOOD FOR FAMILIES: From left, Ruth Ann Hudspeth, TU Cheerleader Amanda Colyer and Lael Wojcik, wife of University of Tulsa Men’s Basketball Coach Doug Wojcik, help raise money to support the 23rd Annual Food for Families Food and Fund Drive before a home game.
EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION: Tulsa Community College President Dr. Tom McKeon, pictured here with Oklahoma’s First Lady Kim Henry and Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor at the announcement of “Tulsa Achieves,” will be honored March 4 by the Foundation for Tulsa Schools at the Excellence for Education dinner.
TULSA CELEBRATES: Oklahoma State University’s mascot Pistol Pete looks on as the city holds its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade. Tulsans gathered together Jan. 21 to remember the man who made major strides in the 1960s civil rights movement.
ROTARY AWARDS: Rotary Club of Tulsa held its first “Above and Beyond Service Awards” recognizing Tulsa’s firefighter and police officer of the year Feb. 6 at a weekly meeting.
Jerrell Glass wears a funny-looking hat.
Actually, it is a fez, named after a city of the same name in Morocco. It is worn in America by members of the Ancient Arab Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, commonly known as Shriners.
Today there is a void where a Tulsa landmark once stood. Demolition of the Camelot, once known as Camelot Inn, then Camelot Hotel and finally Camelot Parkside Hotel, was recently completed, clearing the way for Tulsa-based QuikTrip to build on the property where I-44 crosses over South Peoria. All the name and ownership changes over the years were not enough to save the unique structure from the insidious effects of time and apathy. But for many older Tulsans, memories of the Camelot will live on long after the rubble has been removed and replaced by a shiny new structure.
The News on 6’s “Project Warmth” returns for the fifth year to help provide people in need a bit of protection against Oklahoma’s winter weather. Gently used blankets, quilts and comforters can be dropped off through Jan. 31 at any of the 11 area LaMode Cleaners locations or five Western Sun Federal Credit Union locations.
It only takes one DUI to land an Oklahoman in jail for up to a year.
A second DUI? Automatic prison time of up to 10 years.
In many cases, individuals who commit these offenses are citizens who made bad decisions in the heat-of-the-moment, want to right that decision but can’t afford to lose their home, family or job by going to prison.
Enter Avalon Correctional Services.
Mayor Kathy Taylor and Airports Director Jeff Mulder recently opened Tulsa’s first Military and Veterans Resource Lounge at Tulsa International Airport. Private donors have given generously to furnish and equip this lounge, including L&M Office Furniture.
Principal Chief of Cherokee Nation Chad Smith, right of the beam in the blue jacket, helps install the first beam in the construction of Cherokee Casino Resort’s new hotel. Smith is a former steelworker now in his third term as principal chief. The hotel is expected to be completed in 2009.
Members of the Cub Scout Pack 233, Twin Arrows District, Michael Cormier, left, and Josh Hensley presented AEP linemen and electrical workers with thank you cards during an early morning breakfast at Expo Square on Dec. 20.
Broken Arrow’s past is looking up.
Around mid-September the Broken Arrow Historical Society Museum, the Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities Council and the Broken Arrow Genealogical Society are going to start sharing digs in a three-story building at 408 Main St. that will raise their total space from 1,600 square feet to 9,000 square feet.
The day after December’s ice storm, Anna America took a tour of Tulsa’s neighborhoods, looking at the damage done to the city’s trees.