City of Bixby Doing Well Crime-Wise

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Bixby Chief of Police, Ike Shirley, hasn’t pulled his hair out yet. He’s proud of the city’s crime record which continues to be low in spite of the fact that he is short on officers and dispatchers, and the department is under construction during remodeling. Sgt. Blake Annis is away, the first Bixby officer to attend the national F.B.I. academy, and two other officers are in their final days of training before they take their place on the streets of the community.

Shirley remains confident. “We’ve been fortunate in this community considering the growth we’ve seen. We will do what we can to educate the community and deal with issues, because we want to maintain the quality of life program people move to Bixby for.”

Two of the most frequent challenges the Bixby Police Department faces are domestic calls and car burglaries.

“We can patrol the streets, but domestic violence is something we have to respond to when it happens. We don’t see the domestic incidents coming. A lot of things come to play in people’s lives, the economy for one, losing jobs, health issues. Sometimes we see people who are depressed, because they’ve lost their job, and then they move on to deeper depression.”

Depression is…

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Residents React to Governor Fallin’s Plan to Cut State Income Taxes

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Governor Mary Fallin is proposing a plan to drastically cut state income taxes for all Oklahomans, eliminating the tax entirely for one bracket.

Fallin announced the Oklahoma Tax Reduction and Simplification Act Monday, during the State of the State address.

Currently, there are seven tax brackets in Oklahoma, under Fallin’s new plan, there would only be three.

A couple making $30,000 or less would not pay state income taxes at all.

“$30,000 and below, I mean that revenue would just go right back into the economy it’s going to create more jobs and it’s going to help me personally,” said Bixby resident, Rob Emanuel.

Emanuel is hopeful the new tax plan becomes a reality, he says it’s tough to make ends meet for his family of five.

“The means of our particular incomes at this particular time are not enough to sustain the family that we currently have,” said Emanuel.

The Emanuel’s are part of 12,000 families that get a little help from the Bixby Community Outreach Center.

“We finding that both parents are working adults, making minimum wage, or maybe just a little bit above and it’s very difficult for them to make it on those particular salaries,” said Exec. Director Natalie Kemmerly.

Kemmerly says…

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Cancelled:Ribbon Cutting: Lynn the Life Coach – February 23, 2012 4:30 to 5:00 PM


Lynn the Life Coach
Bixby Chamber Offices
10441 South Regal Boulevard
Suite 104

Thursday, February 23rd
4:30 PM to 5:00 PM

Included Partner Benefit
For more info or to RSVP contact the Bixby Metro Chamber
of Commerce at 918-366-9445 or email us.

Relay for Life of South Tulsa County Kickoff – February 9, 2012 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Come Fight Cancer with Us!

What: Relay for Life of South Tulsa County Kickoff!

Who: Anyone wanting to know more about Relay For Life

When: Thursday, February 9, 2012 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Where: Holiday Inn Express
8405 East 102nd Street South
Tulsa, OK 74133

Food! Door Prizes! Music! Relay Info!
Learn about how you can help fight back against cancer by becoming involved in our Relay For Life event!

Questions? Contact Kara Maxwell
918.477.5428 or

February 2012 Ribbon Cuttings

Economy Pharmacy Ribbon Cutting
February 2, 2012
Economy Pharmacy

Kathy King
10120 East 91st Street
Tulsa, OK 74133
Full service, regular pharmacy, compounding for all physicians, over the counter products, in-house fudgery, medical equipment, medical supplies, and wonderful gifts.

Ribbon Cutting

February 16, 2012
South Tulsa Dance Co.

Keally Lilly
10425 South 82nd East Avenue
Suite 110
Tulsa, OK 74133
(918) 369-5299
South Tulsa Dance Co. has been in business for 13 years. Keally Lilly, the owner, is excited to have recently moved to a new location at 105th and Memorial. STDC serves over 400 students, children and adults. STDC offers recreational and competitive dance classes.

January 2012 Ribbon Cuttings

Spring Point Ribbon Cutting
January 19th, 2012
SpringPoint Technologies

Bob Gunn
4765 East 91st Street
Suite 250
Tulsa, OK 74137
SpringPoint offers complete Managed IT Services with unlimited phone and on-site support along with enterprise level 24/7 network monitoring and much, much more.  We do this for a flat monthly rate that allows small and medium businesses to pay a fraction of the cost of having an on-site IT employee, yet have a team of certified professionals ready to help.

November 2011 Ribbon Cuttings

….. The Crossing LogoThe Crossing
Kris Myers
12816 South Memorial Drive
Suite 121
Bixby OK 74008
(918) 364-2810
November 3, 2011
Our mission is to help people discover God and engage with His story for their life. We’re committed to accomplishing this by launching missional communities that will serve outside the walls of the Church and bring compassion to Bixby and the South Tulsa area..
Rachel Wagner E&P Ribbon Cutting Web ….. Rachel Wagner Logo Rachel Wagner Etiquette and Protocol
Ryan McAdams

12563 South 71st East Avenue
Bixby, OK 74008
(918) 970-4400
November 17, 2011
As a business etiquette expert, Rachel delivers engaging training sessions that have educated and entertained audiences with the most contemporary business etiquette skills that equip them with greater confidence for any business setting.  From the board room to the business dinner, her clients–ranging from political figures, boutique firms, international companies, non-profits, and universities–are equipped with the skills that help them present a first-class image of their organization.  Rachel also provides one-on-one training on a variety of business etiquette topics.