Road-Widening Project to Benefit Bixby Schools

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Improved safety, traffic flow and storm drainage are some of the benefits Bixby Public Schools has to gain with the completion of the city’s road project under way on Riverview Drive.

Riverview Drive is the main thoroughfare to the Bixby High School campus as well as the middle school and fifth-and-sixth-grade center.

The 2006 city bond issue allocates about $4.5 million toward the project. It widens Riverview Drive from 151st to 161st streets and adds turning lanes, curbs, gutters and sidewalks.

Until recently it was a below-standard, two-lane road with bar ditches and drainage problems, but it was heavily used.

Superintendent Kyle Wood said about two-thirds of the district’s 5,100 students use the road to get to school every day, in addition to parents, teachers and staff. That doesn’t include the number of fans and visitors headed to Spartan Stadium for football games.

“We saw it as a good opportunity to partner with the city because they were putting in a stormwater drainage system (on Bixby Creek),” Wood said.

The school put…

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Spartan Theatre Presents Antigone – October 11, 2011 7:30 PM

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Spartan Theatre presents Antigone, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 22, at the Bixby High School (C.E. Gray) Auditorium. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2. for students.

Antigone is Bixby High School’s entry into contest. If the students place at contest, there will be a second performance scheduled at a later date.

For list of cast and production team click here.


New Grant for Oklahoma Small Businesses

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The U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced that Oklahoma will be one of 47 states to receive an award through the State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant Program.

The STEP grant is a pilot project authorized by the Federal Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 to help create jobs by increasing the number of small businesses exporting to foreign countries and to raise the value of exports for small businesses currently exporting.

“The STEP grant is in line with Oklahoma’s push to grow and expand our state’s economy through international trade,” said Erika Lucas, director, international trade and investment, Oklahoma Department of Commerce.  “In today’s global economy, it’s critical that Oklahoma companies have the necessary tools and support to take advantage of global opportunities.  This program will give them the edge to succeed in global markets.”

Funding from the STEP grant will..

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Guns & Hoses Golf Tournament

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The 3rd annual Guns & Hoses Golf Tournament pits police, fire and EMSA personnel against each other in a friendly competition to honor their services to the community.

The Guns & Hoses Golf Tournament committee (L to R): Kittie Dishman (Golf Club of Oklahoma), Kevin Leaver (TPD), John and Janie Kleibert (J&J Unlimited), Kathy Hefley (Espo Fire & Water Restoration), and Bryan Myrick (BAFD). Not pictured: Buzz Morrill (BAPD), Lou Ann Marlar (Youth at Heart) and Charlie Ogle (Servicemaster).

Head-to-head golf competition will commence at the Golf Club of Oklahoma on October 31, 2011, for the 3rd annual Guns & Hoses Golf Tournament. The winning team and the department they represent are guaranteed bragging rights for one full year. Representatives of area police and fire departments are already disputing which team will emerge as the Guns & Hoses champions for 2011 and receive the event’s traveling trophy. The tournament is a four-person scramble and will begin with a shotgun start tee-off scheduled for 9 a.m. on Halloween day.

Guns & Hoses is hosted each year by the Golf Club of Oklahoma and is held to honor active and retired police officers, firefighters, and EMSA personnel from the communities of Bixby, Broken Arrow, Coweta, Jenks and Tulsa. Teams of four men and/or women are enlisted to play in the tournament. Each year, an enormous portion of competitive spirit exists between the competing teams and the local services they represent.

“Our purpose,” says event committee representative Kittie Dishman, “is to…

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McDonalds Offers Assistance for Bixby Family Who Lost Their Home in Fire

Turk Family Donation drop location McDonald’s 121st and Memorial

The Turk family of Bixby lost their Bixby home in a fire this week.  They have three children.  The oldest is in college and wears an adult small.  The middle child is a boy is 11 and wears a size 12.  The youngest little girl is 7 and wears a 6-7.  The mom is a medium and the dad is a x-large.  If you like to drop ANY items off for this family please free to do so at the McDonald’s at 121st and Memorial.  Canisters are available for money, gift cards, ect. if you would like to donate those items as well.  More information to come on this.  Please spread the word!!

JA in a Day Volunteers Needed – November 2, 2011 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Today’s students are 25% of our population & 100% of our future!

100% of the students at schools that request JA in a Day begin learning about financial literacy & business through Junior Achievement and the help of volunteers.

Volunteers are needed to teach the Junior Achievement curriculum at area schools.

“JA in a Day” is a special Junior Achievement delivery method that facilitates the partnership between businesses and an elementary school. Like all JA programs, business volunteers involved in this program help to educate and inspire youth about free enterprise, business, and economics.

Wednesday, October 26th
8:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Brassfield 5th & 6th Grade Center
501 South Riverview
Bixby, OK 74008

Role of a JA volunteer:

–     Present 5 lessons & hands-on-activities to an assigned classroom.

–     Each lesson is 30-45 minutes long depending on the grade level.

–     JA provides all materials including lesson plans and step-by-step instructions and
hands-on activities for the students.

–    Attend a one-time training 90 minute orientation for new volunteers.  Training is held at the
Junior Achievement office (41st and Hwy 169), just call the JA office 918-663-2050 and ask
for Robyn Brown or Lisa Kuroye.

¨     Present JA curriculum and materials & share your work, career & community
If you have not volunteered for JA in a Day before, please fill out this volunteer signup form here and fax it to (918) 663-2105.

Contact Robyn Brown (918) 663-2151 for more information or to sign up go to the Junior Achievement website click on Volunteer for JA and “sign me up”!

Fall Job Fair – November 3, 2011 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Oklahoma Employment Security Commission’s Fall Job Fair

Eastgate Metro Plex
14002 East 21st Street
Tulsa, OK

Thursday, November 3rd
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Resume Workshop – 9:00 AM
Bring your resume and dress for success.
Plenty of Free Parking!

For more information contact Workforce Oklahoma at (918) 796-1200.


Western Associates Open House – October 25, 2011 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Partner Open House
Western Associates – Showroom Open House

6218 South Lewis
Suite 120
Tulsa, OK 74136

Tuesday, October 25th
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

5 Western Associates Suppliers will have booths at Open House
Some of the lines they represent are:

  • Evans
  • SanMar (NIKE, OGIO, & Columbia)
  • Selco, Tri-Mountain
  • Outdoor Cap
  • Lar-Lu
  • Goldstar
  • Ready 4 Kits
  • Taylor & Grant

There will be PRIZES!!!