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Ferguson Subaru Gives Back To The Community 

KRMG’s Rick Couri was recently at Ferguson Subaru to celebrate Subaru Loves To Care. The project encourages local Subaru dealers to support projects within their own community.  Couri was on hand to chat with Ferguson Subaru’s Cody Teergerstorm about what they are doing to help Tulsa, Broken Arrow and the surrounding communities. 

Ferguson Subaru donated blankets and Craft Kits to Oklahoma Cancer Specialists And Research Institute for people going through treatment .  The blankets will help keep patient warm and they hope the craft kits will help kids whose parents are in treatment, or might be in treatment themselves, to keep entertained. 

“We are donating blankets and Craft Kits to help the kids by giving them crayons and things to kinda get their mind off what they are going through or what their parents are going through. We just want to show them that Subaru cares about our community and provide them some love,” explain Teegerstorm.

The infusion room’s can be very cold, explain Couri. “They need those blankets to stay warm.” Teergerstorm said Ferguson Subaru likes to do these kinds of things for the comminty. 

“Ferguson Subaru signed the Sabaru love promise, and our main goal in that is to tell our community we care about them. Not just care for our customers, but care for the whole community. We want to make an impact in the world and the whole Tulsa and Broken Arrow Community. This is just one way we can do that and hopefully help those patients out and we hope they get just a little bit of comfort and we hope it will do some good.” said Teergerstorm. 

For more information visit Ferguson Subaru’s Love Promise Page and watch the video below. 

About Rev. Dr. James Orange

Rev. Dr. James Edward OrangeThe Man…The Activist...The Leader

We decided to give you a glimpse of the man that we call husband, dad, grandfather, brother, uncle…Leader.He began his career as an activist after attending a mass meeting with the Rev. James Bevel, in his native, Birmingham, Alabama. He became known for his singing and how he was able to inspire the young people of Birmingham to participate in the movement for social justice. As a result, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. hired him as the first field staffer for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).

He organized and assisted in organizing marches and demonstrations throughout the South. Some of his most notable marches and demonstrations include: The March on Washington (1963); His near lynching which led to the prelude of “Bloody Sunday” and later the Voter’s Right Act of 1965; Resurrection City, and Poor People’s Campaign(1968).

He was at the bottom of the stairs at the Lorraine Motel with Rev. Andrew Young when the shots of April 4, 1968 rang out.

His commitment to the movement and the philosophy of Dr. King allowed him to take those same principles with him when he began to work for Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union in 1977. He found that the Labor Movement allowed him to use the philosophy of the Civil Rights Movement. He then went on to work with UNITE and later retired from AFL-CIO. After retiring he was able to pursue his causes and interests at leisure while living in Oakland City.When Mrs. Coretta Scott King founded the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Non-Violent Social Change and began the celebration to commemorate Dr. King’s birthday, Dad was the person to organize the Commemorative March and also provided marshalling for all of the events. The King Week Celebrations started long before the National Holiday; and so was the birth of The March Committee.

Further, since his passion has always been voting, Dad always had his family and friends involved in various political campaigns from Atlanta to South Africa. One such campaign was the 1981 Atlanta mayor’s race when Andrew Young was elected Mayor. Dad recruited and mobilized hundreds of students from the University Center and other colleges throughout the metro area the “Blue Crew” was born.

Both the Blue Crew and the March Committee have given birth to many Chiefs of Police and Fire Department personnel, City Councilmembers, Mayors, Preachers, reformed gang bangers, activists, organizers and just better people along the way.

While on his trip to South Africa he met and became fast friends with a South African activist, S’bu Ndebele. This relationship led to introducing the Africa African American Renaissance Festival to The March Committee. We don’t have the printing capabilities to list the various other organizations that Dad is affiliated with; however the two (2) that were dear to his heart are: S.C.L.C/W. O. M. E. N, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia and the National Voting Rights Museum in Selma Alabama.

As you read this, it is important to know that our father was a family man. In 1974 our family proudly bought our first home on Westmont Road in the Oakland City neighborhood of Southwest Atlanta. Our family still resides there and continues to keep his legacy of alive even after his sudden death in 2008. How do we want Dad to be remembered? Remember Dad by making it your civic priority to go out and vote and practicing non-violence. Dad was a drum major for Dr. Kings Six (6) Principles of Nonviolence. Remember Dad through his Humor and giant Heart. Remember our Dad as THE LEADER he was to all of us.

Nowata Country Jubilee

The holiday music scene kicks off at the Nowata Country Jubilee on Saturday, December 6, 2014.   Tucked into the Jack R. Ellis Memorial Theater in downtown Nowata, OK, the musical  talent is active and exciting.  Fine local and regional musical talent is presented there at 116 N. Maple in Nowata.

The formidable Jubilee house band, The Hooty Creek Band, will present an entertaining repertoire of country-western and rock music.  Hooty Creek members are:  Brian Bailey -  drums, Danny Timms – keyboard, Don Parker – bass guitar, Johnny Rose – lead guitar, Maggie Bell  and Will Clark– vocals.  Guests for the evening will be the ever-popular Brother Dave Gilbert and exciting newcomer, Kayley Martin.

 The dance floor is ready, plus there is comfortable theater seating.  Adult admission cost is $10.00.  Children, under 12, are admitted free when supervised.  The theater doors open at 6:00 pm and the concert starts at 7:00 pm.   The Jubilee is handicapped-accessible.   Parking for the Nowata Country Jubilee is free.

 Food is available, if you want to dine or snack.  The grill serves up juicy deluxe hamburgers, plump hotdogs, and tasty frito chili pies.  Homemade desserts are the kitchen specialties. 

 Door prizes, donated by area businesses, are drawn at the intermission.  There is a 50-50 pot drawing.  The Jubilee is tobacco-free, alcohol-free, and, as always, fight-free. 

Turkey Mountain Cleanup Day

BUD LIGHT TEAMS WITH KEEP AMERICA BEAUTIFUL TO “DO GOOD. HAVE FUN.” IN TULSA THIS SUMMER

Cleanup Event is Part of Bud Light Volunteering Series in more than 50 Other Communities across the Country

Bud Light, America’s leading beer brand, and Keep America Beautiful have partnered with The M.E.T. to launch the “Turkey Mountain Do Good. Have Fun.” cleanup project. Summer means fun and volunteering offers the chance to build great memories. “Do Good. Have Fun.” is a program that will engage consumers coast-to-coast in community refreshment projects all summer. That’s why Bud Light is encouraging adults in the Tulsa-area to do some good while having some fun on July 12, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm at 6800 S. Elwood Ave. Registration can be found HERE. Turkey Mountain is a 300-acre wilderness area with beautiful views of Downtown Tulsa and the Arkansas River. The park is a favorite destination for mountain-bikers, runners and equestrians, drawing visitors into Tulsa.

“Turkey Mountain is a jewel of River Parks, and it’s wonderful to have all these dedicated volunteers working to keep it that way,” said Matt Meyer, executive director, River Parks Authority.

“The M.e.t. loves to partner with organizations that are committed to doing good in the community,” said Michael Patton, executive director, Metropolitan Environmental Trust. “Keeping treasures like Turkey Mountain pristine ensures that Tulsans continue to have fun.”

Tapping the Keep America Beautiful network, Bud Light will bring people together all summer long for various hands-on projects at more than 50 Bud Light “Do Good. Have Fun.” events across the country, including the upcoming project in Tulsa.  “We know that Bud Light drinkers are always up for whatever, so we are excited to create fun times that benefit our communities,” said Rob McCarthy, vice president, Bud Light. “Through Keep America Beautiful and its nationwide network of affiliates, our consumers and employees can help make a difference in their communities.” The M.E.T. operates 12 recycling centers throughout the Tulsa area, employing more than 100 people with disabilities. The M.E.T. serves the community at its biannual Fairgrounds Pollutant Collection event, and educating gardening enthusiasts and homeowners through Compost Everything.

Keep America Beautiful is the nation’s leading nonprofit that brings people together to build and sustain vibrant communities. KAB works with millions of volunteers who take action in their communities to transform public spaces into beautiful places.

All American Blood Drive for OBI

Blood Donors Get Tulsa Drillers Tickets At All-American Event – June 27 Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) and the Tulsa Drillers are urging everyone 16* and older to make blood donation part of their summer traditions.  Two tickets to the Tulsa Drillers July 18th game and fireworks extravaganza will be given to each person attending the All-American blood drive Friday, June 27.  The All-American blood drive will occur from 5 to 9:30 p.m. at ONEOK Field. Each blood donor will also receive an OBI zoo-themed T-shirt and two free tickets to the Tulsa Zoo. One lucky donor will win a Tulsa Drillers’ party platform for 20 people including a classic ball park menu for the July 28th game. Plus, all donors will be entered to win a Reasor’s $50 gift card and four tickets to Frontier City. Oklahoma Blood Institute hopes this event will inspire area residents to show their patriotic spirit by giving blood in support of the July 4th holiday, when blood donation typically declines.“Holidays are a time for celebration, but most people don’t realize they are a time of vulnerability for the state’s blood supply,” said John Armitage, M.D., Oklahoma Blood Institute president and CEO. “We are grateful for all donors who can take time before holidays to help Oklahomans who will need blood now and through the summer.”Oklahoma Blood Institute is the ninth largest, non-profit blood center in America, providing every drop of blood needed by patients in 150 medical facilities across Oklahoma, including Saint Francis Health System, Cancer Treatment Center of America and Tulsa Life Flight.Donations can be made every 56 days. Those who are generally in good health can likely donate blood. To make an appointment call 1-877-340-8777 or schedule online at www.obi.org.  * 16 year olds must weigh at least 125 pounds and provide signed parental permission; 17 year olds must weigh at least 125 pounds; 18+ year olds must weigh at least 110 pounds.

East Village Street Fest and Car Show

East Village 2nd Saturday Street Fest & Car ShowCAR SHOW/ ARTIST BOOTHS/ MUSIC/ FOOD TRUCKSSaturday, June 14, 4-10 PM, near 3rd & Lansing, Downtown Tulsa.Father's Day Weekend. Complete an application online for Car Entries ($20) - Food Trucks ($50) - Artist Booths ($25)Visit http://www.EastVillageTulsa.org/ to apply.Accepting STOCK, MODIFIED and COMPETITION cars! Up to 100 cars!Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place per category.PLUS Best of Show, Best Paint, and Best Engine.And a CASH PRIZE from our 50/50 Pot  for the Peoples’ Choice car!Mike Cameron Collective playing live on stage that evening. Stay for the Drillers’ Fireworks Show as we wrap things up!Website: http://www.eastvillagetulsa.orgFacebook:   http://www.facebook.com/eastvillagetulsa

Tulsa's Annual Rose Show

Tulsa's Annual Rose Show will be held at the Nienhuis  Community Center in Broken Arrow, Saturday, May 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A novice division has been added so those less experienced in showing roses may. The Rose Show has been expanded to a Rose Festival and will include several classes on rose growing, children's events and a book signing by the author of 'Cooking With Roses.' The event is free and open to the public. Information on line at KeepBrokenArrowBeautiful.org or 918.258.3536.

2014 Full Moon Run

The Full Moon Run is on Saturday, May 17, 2014. On-site registration opens at 5 pm, the One Mile Fun Run starts at 6:30 pm, Ride and Roll at 7:00 pm, and the Full Moon 5k starts at 8 pm.

Entertainment is scheduled to begin around 9 pm. Veterans Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is again the central location of the Full Moon Run start, finish, and concert. Located at 21st and Boulder Park Drive, Veterans Park is easily accessible by Riverside Dr. and Highways 75 and 51.  View a Google map here.

The course is fast and flat, beginning and ending at Veterans’ Park and running out and back on Riverside Drive. This course is made for Personal Bests and is perfect for beginning runners. USATF Certified course; USATF sanctioned event. The race starts and finishes on Boulder Park Drive just north of Veterans’ Park. The post-race concert and party are at Veterans’ Park.

Registration Information:

  • Full Moon 5K: $30 (12 & under: $20)
  • 1 Mile Fun Run: $20 (12 & under: $10)
  • 5 Mile Ride ‘n’ Roll (bikes, longboards, skateboards, and rollerblades): $20 (12 & under: $10)
  • 5 Mile Ride ‘n’ Roll PLUS Full Moon 5K: $35 (12 & under: $25)
  • 5 Mile Ride ‘n’ Roll PLUS 1 Mile Fun Run: $25 (12 & under: $15)
  • TEAM REGISTRATION (3 or more) for Full Moon 5K: $25/each
  • TEAM REGISTRATION (3 or more) for Full Moon 5K PLUS 5 Mile Ride ‘n’ Roll: $30/each

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2014 Full Moon Run

The Full Moon Run is on Saturday, May 17, 2014. On-site registration opens at 5 pm, the One Mile Fun Run starts at 6:30 pm, Ride and Roll at 7:00 pm, and the Full Moon 5k starts at 8 pm. Entertainment is scheduled to begin around 9 pm. Veterans Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is again the central location of the Full Moon Run start, finish, and concert. Located at 21st and Boulder Park Drive, Veterans Park is easily accessible by Riverside Dr. and Highways 75 and 51. View a Google map here.

Registration Details
  • Full Moon 5K: $30 (12 & under: $20)
  • 1 Mile Fun Run: $20 (12 & under: $10)
  • 5 Mile Ride ‘n’ Roll (bikes, longboards, skateboards, and rollerblades): $20 (12 & under: $10)
  • 5 Mile Ride ‘n’ Roll PLUS Full Moon 5K: $35 (12 & under: $25)
  • 5 Mile Ride ‘n’ Roll PLUS 1 Mile Fun Run: $25 (12 & under: $15)
  • TEAM REGISTRATION (3 or more) for Full Moon 5K: $25/each
  • TEAM REGISTRATION (3 or more) for Full Moon 5K PLUS 5 Mile Ride ‘n’ Roll: $30/each

REGISTER NOW LEARN MORE ABOUT FULL MOON RUN & EVENTS

 

The Course

The course is fast and flat, beginning and ending at Veterans’ Park and running out and back on Riverside Drive. This course is made for Personal Bests and is perfect for beginning runners. USATF Certified course; USATF sanctioned event. The race starts and finishes on Boulder Park Drive just north of Veterans’ Park. The post-race concert and party are at Veterans’ Park.

Drum Day Tulsa 2013

On November 3rd get together with drummers from all over to attempt to break the world record for the most drummers playing the same beat at the same time and help support The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma.  If you want to participate all you need is a drumset and 10 cans of food.  To participate register at drumdaytulsa.com.

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Drum Day takes place in the John Q. Hammons Arena at the UMAC (Union Multipurpose Activity Center) located at 71st and Mingo in Tulsa, OK. For more information or to register go here.

 

 

UMAC Address6836 S. Mingo Rd.Tulsa, OK  74133

 

The purpose of Drum Day is to bring awareness to the continuing hunger problem that ranks Oklahoma high in the nation for the percentage of people that need assistance just to eat. The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma currently feeds over 57,000 people a week and 40% of those are children.

Drum Day helps to fill the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. So they can continue their work to eliminate food insecurity and hunger in our area.  Each drummer needs to bring 10 cans of food,with 100% of donations going to the Food Bank.  Even if you aren't a drummer or don't plan to drum your donations of non perishable food items are great appreciated and needed.

If there are more than 582 drummers playing together at the same time here in Tulsa, we can break a world record currently held by "Drumfest" in England.

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