AHA’s Walk at Work Day
WALKING AT WORK: Mayor Kathy Taylor and Commissioner Randi Miller invited fellow city officials at City Hall to participate in the American Heart Association’s (AHA) National Walk at Work Day April 25 as a part of the AHA’s National START! Program. Sponsors of the event included Mayor Taylor’s Fitness Challenge, Hillcrest Medical Center and the AHA.
The League of Women Voters honored former Tulsa mayor Robert LaFortune with the 2007 Pathfinder Award. LaFortune was presented with the award at the League’s Annual Gala Fundraiser April 26.
Coburn Featured at Press Club
PAGE ONE: Senator Tom Coburn, M.D., was recently featured as the Tulsa Press Club’s Page One speaker.
Dr. Coburn, elected Oklahoma Senator in 2004, graduated from Muskogee High School and went to OSU for a degree in accounting. He continued on to OSU’s medical school and graduated in 1983. Since then he has served more than 15,000 patients while also being involved in state government since 1995.
WINUP Discusses Programs
Fifty women, all members of Women’s International Network of Utility Professionals (WINUP), met April 12 to discuss programs that raise money to help customers in need pay their utility bills. From left is Salvation Army Divisional Director of Social Services Ashley Jones, Salvation Army Assistant Divisional Director of Social Services Torri Norwood, Oklahoma Gas and Energy Company (OGE) Advertising Coordinator Susan Harkness, OGE Customer Relations Representative Lorraine Scott and Public Service of Oklahoma (PSO) Regulatory Consultant Shirley Hutchinson.
Mayor Taylor Saves Trees, Stays Busy
Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor has been staying busy this spring with various decision-making issues.
On May 8, Mayor Taylor announced she will issue an executive order placing a permanent moratorium on the removal and trimming of trees without prior recommendations or approval from the Tree Advisory Committee.
Zarrow Family Finds Success by Helping Others
Editor’s Note: This article is the sixth in a centennial year-long series saluting families who were in Oklahoma about the time of statehood and have since contributed to the state and Tulsa’s well-being.
Hunt Continues for the Rooster Egg
Broken Arrow is about to have one of its wildest weekends of the year but first there will be a hunt for that rarest of objects, a rooster egg.
Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett was the guest speaker at the Rotary Club of Tulsa meeting April 4. He was introduced by KTUL Channel 8 anchor Cindy MoRead More
Tulsa business and civic leader Jono Helmerich walks back to his seat after arguing to the city council, in the background, against the annexation.
Members of the Tulsa City Council were cordial April 5 after a long and heated discussion concerning the annexation of the Tulsa State Fairgrounds property into the city limits of Tulsa.
NEIGHBORHOOD ENHANCEMENT: The entrance to the Pleasant Valley neighborhood near 81st Street and South Sheridan Road in Tulsa is being enhanced with this new sign, a project funded by Vision 2025.
Mamma Mia! Tulsa Talons are on the Rise!
There’s lots of action going on around the region, and we are excited to be bringing some of it your way!
We are proud to sponsor the Broadway musical Mamma Mia!, which opens at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center May 8 and will run through May 13 with eight performances. Larry Payton of Celebrity Attractions continues to bring major performances to Tulsa, and we appreciate him for what he does for our region.
Mamma Mia! moves quickly with an interesting story and great Abba songs, including “Dancing Queen,? “The Winner Takes it All,? “Money, Money, Money??? and “Take a Chance on Me.???
Jenks City Limits Quickly Filling Up
In five years, says Jenks Mayor Vic Vreeland, his city will be full.
“We’re bounded by Tulsa, Bixby, Glenpool and Sapulpa,” says Vreeland. “There’s no new land to annex.
Tulsa Banking on an Aerospace Future
Mention aerospace to Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor and her eyes light up. The aerospace industry, she says, can lead to a truly prosperous future for the city once known primarily as the Oil Capital of the World.
Annual Salvation Army Benefit Dinner April 18
The 14th Annual Salvation Army Benefit Dinner will be held April 18 at the Renaissance Tulsa Hotel. The speaker will be Dave Barry, Pulitzer Prize winning humorist and columnist whose work has appeared in more than 500 newspapers in the United States and abroad for 25 years.
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