SBC Foundation Awards $30,000 to TASM

The Tulsa Air and Space Museum (TASM), poised to take off with the construction of its new Hangar One facility, is receiving a $30,000 SBC Excelerator grant from the SBC Foundation, the philanthropic arm of SBC Communications Inc., to help outfit a computer learning center in the new building.

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Akins’ Campaign Feeds Hungry

Akin’s Natural Foods Market and their customers donated $2,350 to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, translating into $21,150 worth of food donated through their annual “Check-Out Hunger” campaign drive. In October, Akin’s customers were able to make monetary donations to The Food Bank through Akin’s Check-Out Hunger campaign.

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‘Seeking Sitters’ Finds Babysitters

Seeking Sitters Inc. is a company founded by a third generation Tulsa family who recognize the important issue of finding reliable, trustworthy and ethical babysitters for parents’ needs. With on-demand babysitting help, Seeking Sitters Inc. takes the stress out of finding a babysitter by sending parents the professional help a family deserves. With over 20 Certified Sitters (and adding more based on demand) always on call, every family in the Tulsa metropolitan area can have a safe and easy solution to the babysitting dilemma. And another great solution is that payment for the Sitter is made with a credit card. Never again spend the drive home figuring out what to pay the sitter or make a last-minute run to the ATM. Because Seeking Sitters Inc. requires all customers to become Seeking Sitters Members, the membership and credit card set-up process checks the validity of the family as well.

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Fall Chamber Meet Features SBC Leader

SBC Oklahoma President Don Cain was the featured speaker on a variety of subjects during his Owasso Chamber of Commerce luncheon presentation November 3 at the Owasso Baptist Retirement Village. Located at 7410 N. 127th E. Ave.

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Union Helps United Way

Union Public Schools has raised more than $113,000 for the United Way this year, the largest donation of its kind in Union’s history.

Contributions come from payroll deductions, one-time gifts and fund-raising events sponsored at the school sites.

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Union’s ‘Parents as Teachers’ Get Boost

Dr. Jason Hamad, far right in the photo, of Ungerland Chiropractic Clinic, not only helps heal his patients but also gives his time and financial help to those in need. Hamad recently donated $150 to the Teen Parents as Teachers program for diapers. He is also planning a children’s board book donation drive at his practice starting Dec. 1. Hamad, a recent transplant from upstate New York, came to know about Union Schools through Union teacher Melissa Lord, whom he met at the Staples Teacher Appreciation Day in August 2003. Last year, he spoke to her class during Career Day and then donated $300–$400 worth of prizes to the Union Alternative High School Prom. He and an associate, Dr. Whitney Galt, gave microwaves, dish sets, Wal-Mart cards, Blockbuster cards, gas cards, and fast-food restaurant gift certificates for the event. Hamad and the rest of the Ungerland Chiropractic Group will be moving into their new facility at 91st and Memorial in January 2005. Hamad is pictured with Union’s PAT coordinator, Cathy Duke, left, along with Alternative School principal Richard Storm and Union teen parent Candice Lockett.

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John 3:16 Needs Blankets

The Real Estate Technology Center, along with three other Tulsa-area businesses, The Icehouse Fitness Center, Western Sizzlin, and HobbyTown USA, celebrate the mid-term success of the second annual blanket drive benefiting John 3:16 Mission for the homeless. “Technically, it is not just a blanket drive,” says Darryl Baskin of the Real Estate Technology Center. “We are gathering new or nice blankets, socks, and underwear.” Barbara Dickinson of John 3:16 Mission was recently featured as a special guest on The Future of Real Estate (heard weekly on News/Talk 740 KRMG at 12:30 p.m.) and noted the special need for socks and underwear for the homeless at all times.

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Owasso GNC Provides Free Flu Preventative

Cold and flu season is upon us, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting no influenza activity so far in Oklahoma. There is still major concern that Oklahoma and the nation could face a flu epidemic based on the dramatic reduction in the availability of flu shots. To help address this situation, the General Nutrition Center (GNC) located in Owasso is offering concerned citizens free flu prevention information as well as products designed to provide immune system support.

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Twiggy is Back at Tulsa Boat Show

The 2005 Tulsa Boat, Sport & Travel Show, presented by Mercury Marine, will feature an encore performance of Twiggy, the world’s only water-skiing squirrel, show officials announced today.

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Just a Buck Opens in Manchester Square

Perry Joe Booth and Peggy J. Booth (both “PJ’s”) have opened PJ’s Just a Buck, Tulsa’s newest quality dollar store. The grand opening and ribbon cutting celebration was held October 30 and 31. The store is located in Manchester Square at 8228 E. 61st St. just east of Beijing Gourmet. “Nothing costs more than a ‘Buck,’” says Perry Booth.

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Ihloff Salon & Day Spa Produces A Winner

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Convinced you’d never win anything? So was Polly Wright. With a masters degree in economics, she knew the odds. Winning was the furthest thing from her mind and given her busy schedule, the prize patrol would be lucky to track her down.

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