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Miller Swim School to Expand Into Jenks


The sun shined on rows of parked cars lining nearby neighborhood streets as community members gathered at the ground-breaking ceremony for the second location of Miller Swim School. The event was held in January by the Jenks Chamber of Commerce near the intersection of Elwood Avenue and 91st Street in Jenks.

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Wes Smithwick Named B.A. Citizen of the Year


On Feb. 10, Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Wes Smithwick was named Citizen of the Year at the Broken Arrow Chamber’s Awards Banquet.

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Actress Kim Coles, Cindy Morrison Headline OSU Women’s Business Leadership Conference

Actress Kim Coles and Emmy Award-winning television journalist Cindy Morrison are among the speakers highlighting this year’s 27th Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference March 7 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Tulsa.

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Jenks Basketball Coach Clay Martin Also an NFL Ref


In the winter, Clay Martin can be seen on the bench coaching the Jenks boys’ varsity basketball team in games during the week.

But when the season starts in December, he won’t always be there for a Saturday game because he’s somewhere, getting ready to officiate a National Football League game on Sunday. 

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Spartan Names VP of Flight Operations

Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology recently hired John Fitzpatrick as Vice President of Flight Operations for its pilot program.

Fitzpatrick is charged with implementing Spartan’s competitive recruitment effort for certified flight instructors. Having spent over two decades in corporate management, Fitzpatrick served most recently as chief operating officer for ISACO Flight Training in Redding, California.

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Gathering Place Welcomes Area Children

Smiles and squeals of delight were everywhere on Jan. 26, when approximately 200 Eugene Field Elementary students got their first glimpse of the Gathering Place for Tulsa and the Chapman Foundations Adventure Playground.

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Parent Child Center Goes ‘Under the Sea’ for Toyland Ball

The Parent Child Center of Tulsa’s friends and donors went “Under the Sea” for the Toyland Ball held Jan. 20 at the Cox Business Center in downtown Tulsa. Toyland Ball is the signature event of the Parent Child Center of Tulsa. Ruth and R.D. Al Sowards received the Guardian Angel award honoring them for the difference they have made in the Parent Child Center of Tulsa’s mission to prevent child abuse and neglect. The black tie optional gala was a success with cocktails, dinner, live auction, and dancing to the band Drive.

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Senior Star Employees Ride Oldest DC-3

Senior Star, a senior living company headquartered in Tulsa, has partnered with Flagship Detroit Foundation to provide Senior Star employees a memorable experience that connects them to those they serve. Senior Star associates took a special flight aboard that Flagship Detroit, the oldest flying DC-3 in the world, on Jan. 24 at the TCC Aviation Center.

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Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Boot Camp Application Deadline: Feb. 16

The video submission deadline for Kristin Chenoweth’s fourth-annual Broadway Boot Camp is Friday, Feb. 16. The open casting call is for students who are currently in grades 8-11 and are Oklahoma residents.

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Bixby Public Schools Begins Superintendent Search, Launches Community Survey

The Bixby Public School Board of Education is seeking community input as it begins its search for its new School Superintendent.

The survey can be found at:

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Girl Scout Cookies Now On Sale

Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma entered its 101st year of cookie sales, with its 2018 season beginning Feb. 3. Booth sales begin Feb. 16 and end March 18.

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Mayor G.T. Bynum Appoints New Chief of Economic Development

Kian Kamas has been named the new Chief of Economic Development for the City of Tulsa. Kamas’s appointment begins March 1; she will succeed Kathy Taylor. Kamas has served as the Deputy Chief of Economic Development since June 2017.

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Downtown Tulsa Plans For Parking Meter Updates


City councilors are preparing to decide what the future of downtown Tulsa’s parking meter system will look like.

“The downtown parking meter system is an embarrassment to the city,” said Mayor G.T. Bynum during his presentation to the Tulsa City Council Urban and Economic Development Committee on Jan. 10.

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Jenks Meteorologist is Happy to be Home

Oklahoma offered the perfect breeding ground for KOTV channel 6 meteorologist and Jenks resident Lacey Swope’s love of weather.

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Progress in Downtown Owasso

Construction is moving forward on both mixed-use structures located in downtown Owasso’s Redbud District.

In November, the Owasso Chamber of Commerce held a ground-breaking ceremony for Seven6Main, to be located at the southeast corner of 76th Street North and Main Street.
The building is planned to be 41,000 square feet and three stories with restaurants, retail and apartments.

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