Greater Tulsa Area Train Show – April 14, 2012 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

BIXBY COMMUNITY CENTER – 211 N. CABANISS
Located 1 block east of Memorial and 1 block south of 151st

 

Admission:  Adults  $3.00  – Children under 12 are free with an adult

80 Swap and Sell Tables

All sizes and types of old and new model trains

3 operating layouts with scenery and running trains

Model trains, accessories, equipment, and related toys

Railroad memorabilia and collectibles

Dealers and Collectors from several states

Door prizes

The Green Country Model Railroaders’ Association will be bringing their H-O scale operating layout from Tulsa.

The Azalea Blossom and Muddy Water High Iron Railroad Club from Muskogee will display their layout with O scale Lionel trains running.

The Tulsa Garden Railroad Club will be operating their garden size model trains.

 

Sponsored by the Sooner Division of the National Toy Train Operating Society
(a non-profit club)

 

For more information:  918-440-1910 or email  ttos@jlhobbies.com
or:  405-624-7651 or email  trainrick@hotmail.com

 

EMSA Adopts Safe Place for all Tulsa-Area Ambulances

First in Country to Bring Safe Place Designation to Ambulances Through Partnership with Youth Services of Tulsa

TULSA, Okla. (September 21, 2011) — Emergency Medical Services Authority (EMSA) is the first ambulance provider in the country to designate its ambulances as official Safe Places with the National Safe Place program. The program is a partnership with Youth Services of Tulsa (YST) and the National Safe Place Program. Each of EMSA’s 45 eastern division ambulances are now designated as official Safe Place sites. The eastern division encompasses Tulsa, Bixby, Jenks and Sand Springs.

 

“EMSA is the first ambulance provider to designate ambulances as Safe Places,” said Kelli Bruer, Director of Communications and Public Relations for EMSA. “Our units are highly visible throughout the community and easily accessible. This makes it easier for youth to get access to what they need.”

 

Last year, YST’s Safe Place volunteers responded to calls from 237 youth in the Tulsa area that needed help. The program consists of EMSA ambulance crews being trained as Safe Place volunteers and, when approached by youth requesting a Safe Place, transporting the youth to the local shelter.

 

“Unfortunately, many teens don’t know where to go when they are in crisis. This is an innovative way to put more ‘doors’ out there in the community for young people in crisis to access our services,” said James M. Walker, Executive Director of YST.

 

Safe Place was created as a community collaboration that provides easy access for young people in dangerous, threatening or vulnerable situations. There are close to 18,000 designated businesses and community buildings displaying the distinctive yellow Safe Place signs nationwide with more than 130,000 youth connected to health and safety.  In the Tulsa area, 160 Safe Places (108 stationary sites and 52 mobile sites) are accessible to youth, including all QuikTrips and fire departments in Tulsa County as well as all Tulsa Transit buses. EMSA’s participation will increase mobile Safe Place sites with 45 ambulances.

 

“We think it’s a great fit for both of our organizations and we hope others will follow our lead,” Bruer said.

 

 

 

www.emsaonline.com

Edward Jones : Craig Dietert Open House – September 29, 2011 3:00 to 7:00 PM

6528-G East 101st Street
Tulsa, OK 74133

Craig Dietert is celebrating his tenth anniversary with Edward Jones in South Tulsa. To celebrate the occasion, they are hosting an open house:
Refreshments will be served. Drop by and join them as they celebrate this special occasion.

 

Photos from Big Picnic in the Park 2011

Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce Event
On September 13th, the Bixby Metro Chamber’s Ambassador Committee  hosted the 2011 BIG Picnic in the Park event as a thank you to our Investment Partners. Chamber Partners, their staff and families came together and enjoyed a relaxed evening of fun in one of Bixby’s most beautiful settings. This year’s event included music, a kids zone, dancing, and fellowship all with a luau theme!

Click the image above or here to view more images from the event.

Bixby Bulletin Two-Year Subscription Deal for $22

Story found on BixbyBulletin.com

Get a two-year subscription to the Bixby Bulletin for the price of one-year. Click here.

The Bixby Bulletin, founded in 1903, is the oldest continuous business operating in Bixby. The Bixby Historical Society has on record copies of the paper dating back to its beginning.

The Bulletin is committed to providing the latest news and information that affects the residents of Bixby. The Bulletin welcomes its readers to submit news releases and photos. Published weekly on Thursdays, the Bulletin is delivered to 2,000 households in the Bixby area.

The Bixby Bulletin has received numerous awards from the Oklahoma Press Association for excellence in feature writing, content, photography, editorial comment, website, personal column, and community leadership.

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FlapJack Fund-raiser for Miss Bixby Pageant and School Library

Story by Jo-Ann Jennings found on BixbyBulletin.com

Audrey Linholm, the 2011 Miss Bixby, wants to turn pancakes into books for Central Elementary.

Linholm is a freshman at the University of Tulsa this year, but even so, she hasn’t yet mastered magic. To turn pancakes into books, she’s teaming up with Darrell Wiegand of Applebee’s for a FlapJack Fund-raiser which will support the pageant and Bixby’s Central Elementary School Library. Time and place are 7-10 AM, Saturday, Oct. 8, at 10461 S. Memorial Dr.

“Audrey loves books and came up with this idea on her own,” says Victoria Oltmann, co-director of the Miss Bixby Pageant. “And Vicki Heister, the librarian at Central Elementary, is thrilled. She said the children will love the books, and she’s really looking forward to them.” Oltmann added that since Linholm is going to college nearby, she is able to support the program while taking classes and is looking forward to the opportunites.

Plans are still…

Read full article here.

 

Bixby Outreach Center Holds Tailgate Raffle

Story by Jo-Ann Jennings found on BixbyBulletin.com

Bixby Outreach Center, a Bixby organization which reaches out to help those who are in temporary need, is holding a tailgate-prize raffle.

Prizes include a gas grill with an extra burner donated by Wal-Mart; $100 of meat from Doc’s Country Mart; $100 gift certificate from Conrad’s Produce; grill tools and a cooler; Coca-Cola products; a pair of Oklahoma State University football tickets for two on November 5 against K-State donated by Regent Bank; an autographed pro team football signed by Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys, an estimated value of $1,500 in prizes.

Tickets are $5, and all proceeds go to the Bixby Outreach Center food pantry. BOC served over 10,000 people last year, and the summer has brought in more and more people in need, a large  number of them children. The pantry needs a face lift made of non-perishable groceries and hygiene items.

A random drawing will be made at 7 PM, September 30. The winning ticket…

Read full article here.

Bixby to Redraw Ward Boundaries

Story by Susan Hylton found on TulsaWorld.com

BIXBY – New Bixby City Council ward boundaries have been proposed in an effort mandated by law to keep populations as equally distributed as possible.

With a 57 percent increase in population over the past 10 years – from 13,336 people in 2000 to 20,884 in 2010 – there was some significant redrawing to do.

The Ward 1 seat in the north part of the city grew the most with 5,295 people, while Ward 3, representing the original town site and surrounding farmlands, had the least growth with 2,531 people.

The proposed ward boundaries attempt to keep the number of people in each ward as close to 4,177 as possible.

City Manager Doug Enevoldsen was quick to point to Bixby’s low crime rate, quality of schools and neighborhoods as the reason why Bixby has had such significant growth.

“We used to be the 32nd largest city and now we’re the 20th largest city” in the state, he said. “It still retains a small-town feel but with many of the amenities of large cities.”

While the city has grown on both sides of the Arkansas River, the north side, which melds into south Tulsa, has seen the most new housing.

City Planner Erik Enyart said…

Read full article here.

Bixby Central Elementary Jog-A-Thon – October 7, 2011

Central Elementary
201 South Main Street
Bixby, OK 74008

The Annual Jog-a-Thon is Central Elementary’s biggest fund raiser. They are currently inviting businesses and/or individuals to sponsor or donate towards the success of our event. To show appreciation for your kind support, your organization will receive special recognition at Central Elementary. For more information, please contact Krista Bauer at 918-230-9490.

Oklahoma Thunder vs. Kentucky Wolverines – September 17, 2011 at 8:00 PM

Lafortune Stadium
54th and South Hudson
Northof Memorial High School

OKLAHOMA THUNDER –VS– KENTUCKY WOLVERINES

Both teams are undefeated and playing for the Impact Division Championship of the Gridiron Developmental Football league. The winner of this game will play for the National Championship in Atlanta, Ga. October 1st

The Oklahoma Thunder would like to extend free admission to all Chamber members. Bring your employees, family and be our guest at this great family event.

Please call 918-899-2634 if you have any questions–Mr. Fisher