Annual Pow Wow of Champions at ORU

IICOTaubsExperience the beauty and richness of Native American culture when the Intertribal Indian Club of Tulsa (IICOT) hosts the 39th Annual Pow Wow of Champions August 12-14, 2016. The dance is located at the Oral Roberts University, Mabee Center, 7777 South Lewis,Tulsa, OK.

I.I.C.O.T. invites every one of all nationalities, young, or old, to attend a magnificent celebration of Native American culture.

The Mabee Center will come alive in a colorful expression of dance, drum music and song as members of tribal nations throughout the country gather together to honor, strengthen and share traditions and with each other and the general public.

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Sen. Newberry, ODOT officials on Highway 51

Senator Dan Newberry

Senator Dan Newberry

SAND SPRINGS – Oklahoma State Senator Dan Newberry hosted key officials from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation in Senate District 37 on Friday to discuss transportation and infrastructure conditions in Senate District 37, which includes portions of Jenks, Sand Springs and Glenpool.

Senator Newberry welcomed ODOT Director Mike Patterson and members of his staff.  They viewed conditions along Highway 51 near Sand Springs, where residents have expressed concerns about sections of the highway eroding.

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Oilers signing season begins with Brown

Oilers16DennisBrownThe Tulsa Oilers announced Monday that defenseman Dennis Brown signed with the team for the 2016-17 ECHL season. Brown played in 67 games for the Oilers last season with five goals and 30 assists for 35 points in his rookie season.

Brown has played his entire professional career under current Oilers Head Coach Jason Christie, having spent his first full ECHL season with the Ontario Reign in 2014-15.

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Critical shortage: Red Cross calls all donors

BloodDriveTulsaTULSA, Okla.  While thousands of people from across the country responded to the emergency request for blood and platelet donations issued by the American Red Cross in early July, a critical blood shortage remains. The Red Cross urges eligible donors to give now to help ensure blood is available throughout the rest of the summer to meet patient needs.

At times, blood and platelets are being distributed to hospitals faster than donations are coming in, which impacts the ability to rebuild the blood supply. Right now, the Red Cross has less than a five-day blood supply on hand. The Red Cross strives to have a five-day supply at all times to meet the needs of patients every day and be prepared for emergencies that may require significant volumes of donated blood products. Donation opportunities follow.

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Know your risks in sharing travel

travelAgencyNearly 75 percent of Americans will take a vacation this summer. Many of us will use a ride-sharing or hosting service like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb or Homeaway. They are easy to use and often cheaper than their traditional counterparts. But this booming industry poses risks for both the user and provider.

Whether you’re taking a ride-sharing trip across town or renting out your home to some vacationers, make sure you understand the insurance risks.

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