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Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women Honors Seven Women with Pinnacle Awards

05/21/15

Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women Honors Seven Women with Pinnacle Awards

The Mayor’s Commission on the Status of Women has chosen seven women for Pinnacle Awards in 2015. Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett Jr. presented the awards at a reception on May 20.  “It’s important that we honor our community leaders who have distinguished themselves through achievement in their areas of expertise,” Mayor Bartlett said. “Through the Pinnacle Awards, we can show our young women in Tulsa some excellent examples of what they can aspire to in the future.” Carmela Hill, co-chairman of the Pinnacle Awards and a previous Pinnacle winner, said, “I consider it a very high honor to help bestow this award on other deserving women in our community.” The Pinnacle Awards recognize outstanding Tulsa-area women who are role models...

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Oklahoma WONDERtorium Children's Museum Offering Free Admission on Memorial Day

05/19/15

Oklahoma WONDERtorium Children's Museum Offering Free Admission on Memorial Day

Stillwater’s award-winning children’s museum, Oklahoma WONDERtorium, will be open on May 25th, 2015 for Memorial Day and admission will be free of charge to all visitors. In addition to free admission, Oklahoma WONDERtorium is partnering with Cowboys with Compassion, a non-profit organization that serves the Stillwater community with local food distribution, back-to-school clothing distribution and a mobile food truck ministry. Cowboys with Compassion is also part of the Stillwater Cares network, a community benefit organization that coordinates with agencies providing services to those in need. Oklahoma WONDERtorium will be collecting canned or dried food items on behalf of Cowboys with Compassion. Recommended items for the food drive...

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The Vintage Pearl Teams Up with Folds of Honor

05/19/15

The Vintage Pearl Teams Up with Folds of Honor

Hand stamped jewelry company, The Vintage Pearl, is teaming up with non-profit, Folds of Honor, to raise money for the Patriot Golf Championship this Memorial Day, to benefit families of fallen or disabled military members by providing educational scholarships. The Patriot Golf Championship is an exclusive, invitation-only golf tournament and gala celebrating U.S. military heroes. Folds of Honor and The Patriot Golf Club co-host the event that is attended by Champions Tour, PGA and LPGA professionals, top military golfers from across the country, and a host of celebrities. The Vintage Pearl has created two jewelry items that will debut at the Patriot Golf Championship on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015 to help raise money. The first is a premium leather cuff with...

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Selman Bat Watch Registration Opens May 26

05/19/15

Selman Bat Watch Registration Opens May 26

Would you like to watch hundreds of thousands of bats as they emerge for their nightly feeding session? The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation offers this chance each summer at the Selman Bat Cave Wildlife Management Area near Freedom, in northwestern Oklahoma. "We're excited to offer eight viewing opportunities this summer. Our bat watches will be held on the four consecutive weekends beginning July 10," said Melynda Hickman, bat watch coordinator and wildlife diversity biologist with the Wildlife Department. Each night's viewing activities are limited to 75 visitors to be randomly drawn from a pool of mailed-in registration forms. Forms will be available online at wildlifedepartment.com beginning May 26. Hopeful viewers must print,...

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I’m a Tulsa Kid: Madison Hudgins

05/14/15

I’m a Tulsa Kid: Madison Hudgins

Mannford High School Senior Madison Hudgins enjoys living 30 miles outside of Tulsa, away from city life. Living on a farm, taking care of livestock and participating in daily chores has taught Madison a work ethic that has carried over into her schoolwork.  Madison is president of her high school’s Future Farmers of America (FFA) club, treasurer of her senior class and the National Honor Society and a four-year starter for the Mannford Lady Pirates varsity basketball team. TK: You live in Mannford. What has it been like growing up in a small town, living on a farm and raising cattle? Madison: It is the best! I live on 27 acres of land. Living on land has taught me at an early age a work ethic. In raising boar goats, I have learned to care for the bottle babies whose...

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Having always said that life shouldn't get in the way of living, Missy strives to find adventure with her children even when things get hairy. Missy and her husband, Marc, have four children. With busy schedules and a small business to run, Missy is not lacking for things to occupy her time. She understands the challenges of being a single parent and is learning to be a stepmom. A Tulsa native, this mama loves exploring fun activities locally and shares her experiences with you in her blog. Upfront and honest, she doesn't pull any punches about meltdowns in the mall or potty accidents at public events. She carries her unique perspective into every challenge she encounters, sharing insights with her readers along the way.

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