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Articles from November 30, 2011

Bridges to Somewhere: Helping Uninsured, Homeless Mission of Neighborhood Services Organization in Oklahoma
On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, 34 patients received dental care at a clinic the Neighborhood Services Organization has operated for 25 years.The low-cost, part-time dental clinic provided 6,000 procedures last year, said Stacey Ninness, CEO and...
Commentary: Charity Inc.: Potts Honored for 30 Years of Changing Lives
Thirty years ago, Pat and Ray Potts founded what is now known as the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits. Their vision was to train and educate nonprofits across the state in effective management. The Potts never wavered in their support or guidance as the...
Commentary: Credit to Dank
Every once in a while, the least likely thing makes the most perfect sense.Such is the case with Republican House member David Dank. Dank, according his resume, is a conservative's conservative. He was the publisher of the Oklahoma Conservative Review,...
Court in N.Y. Orders Business as Usual for American, AMR Eagle
Judge Sean Lane of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York gave the OK to a series of motions filed by American Airlines to facilitate American's and American Eagle's continued normal business operations throughout the reorganization...
Exotic Animal Park Operator in Wynnewood Deals with Revenue Loss, Answers Critics
The operator of G.W. Exotic Animal Park in Wynnewood has turned to collecting scrap metal to fund his zoo this season in order to compensate for a loss of revenue during the summer heat wave, he said.The extreme weather conditions also caused the death...
Griffin Launching Competition for Entrepreneurs in Oklahoma
Entrepreneurs are the solution to the economic crisis, said Sean Griffin, founder and CEO of business consultant company BizXe."But communities are challenged to support a diverse entrepreneurial climate," said Griffin. "Look at any city and you will...
It's a Living: Santa Provider in Edmond
As Christmas Eve approaches, Kendra Gillespie's logistical coordination of Santa's appearances becomes more complicated. He can't be everywhere at once."I'm fortunate in that I have a lot of resources to draw from," she said. "Small businesses like this...
Kaiser Foundation Issues Grants to Tulsa-Area Social Service Agencies
The George Kaiser Family Foundation has awarded $5.8 million in grants to more than 80 Tulsa-area social service agencies.Twenty of the grants include matching challenges.Almost $1.2 million is allocated for substance abuse, mental health and crisis...
Land of the Lawyers: Native American Specialties, Attorneys on the Rise in Oklahoma
Anden Sharpe may not look Native American.But for Sharpe, the second year of law school at the University of Oklahoma isn't about how she looks but, instead, about what she's learning.Because here in the Land of the Red Man, the law, along with many...
Law Schools: Number of Native American Students Increasing in Oklahoma
In Oklahoma, it's not just the law that's gone tribal.Officials at each of the state's three law schools said the number of Native American students has increased and those numbers continue to climb.Similar to the increase in tribal litigation, Oklahoma...
OKC Events: November 30, 2011
What's more Christmas-like than watching The Nutcracker, a beautiful ballet with splendid music? The Oklahoma City Philharmonic is going to play Tchaikovsky's music for Oklahoma City Ballet's production, so you know it will be splendid. Robert Mills'...
Oklahoma Finalists Selected for Cox Challenge
Cox Communications and the Cox Connects Foundation have selected 40 finalists - 20 in Tulsa and 20 in Oklahoma City - for the second annual Cox Connects Community Challenge.The 20 finalists in each city will compete for $10,000 grants through online...
SBA Cultivates Latino Grocery Chain in Oklahoma
With the help of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Supermercados Morelos has grown from a small ethnic grocery store on NW 23rd Street with 15 employees to a chain with five stores in Oklahoma and Texas and plans to open a sixth site here next...
SBA Officials Visit Tulsa Area to Tout Services
Many people struggling in a tough economy for the first time seriously consider launching their own business, said Marisa Renee Lee, senior adviser to the U.S. Small Business Administration deputy administrator."A lot of folks out there are thinking...
Task Force Votes to Nix Transferable Tax Credits in Oklahoma
A legislative task force charged with reviewing the state's tax incentive system voted Wednesday to recommend the elimination of all future transferable state tax credits.With only one meeting left before its work is finished, members of the task force...
The Journal Record on Board: November 30, 2011
Tulsa YMCA appoints board membersThe YMCA of Greater Tulsa has appointed three members to the board of directors.Sandi Meister Pellow, enterprise program director at U.S. Cellular, and Mark Musser, State Farm Insurance, will each serve a three-year term....