Category Archives: Local

Iconic Meadow Gold clocks are back

Meadow Gold sign, photo by David Arnett, Tulsa Today

The National Park Service (NPS) granted $15,000 of the $322,273 necessary to move and restore the Meadow Gold sign in Tulsa. The final piece of that work is complete as modern clocks are now installed on the structure.

NPS notes that neon signs are among the most evocative of Route 66 icons, but for decades many have been threatened by neglect or demolition. Tulsa commemorates Route 66 and those neon signs in a special plaza at 11th Street and Quaker Avenue, just a mile west of the sign’s original location. Continue reading

OK Homeschool Practice Period Begins April 2

I am thankful some local school boards and teachers associations have mandated the period starting April 2 as a time that all families in Oklahoma can practice and experience what it is like to educate their children at home.

It is amazing that these groups have put their own interests aside in order to help families recognize their own impact on their children’s well-being and education and to show families that they, in fact, do have the resources to care for their own children’s education and upbringing without the help of the state.  Continue reading

Muscogee (Creek) Nation dedicates hospital

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation held a ribbon cutting on a new 118,075 square-foot Okemah Creek Nation Community Hospital and dedicated the facility to all tribal citizens, the community of Okemah and area residents Friday.

The facility is only one of two Indian-owned hospitals in Oklahoma that serves the general public with the other being the MCN Medical Center in Okmulgee, Okla.  Continue reading

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. announces results

Helmerich & Payne, Inc. (NYSE:HP) this morning reported net income of $500 million or $4.55 per diluted share from operating revenues of $564 million for the first quarter of fiscal 2018.  Net income per diluted share includes $4.57 of after-tax gains comprised of select items(4), the most significant of which is a non-cash gain of approximately $501 million related to a reduction of H&P’s deferred income tax liability as a result of applying the new corporate tax rate enacted by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act(5).  Continue reading