Tulsa, Ok – 147 members of the Tulsa Fire Department are currently being notified that they should attend a meeting tomorrow morning at 9:00 at the Tulsa Fire Department Training Center. The fire fighters will be notified of their status to be laid off and educated as to the process of possible reinstatement possibility.
Catoosa, OK – CATOOSA, OKLA. January 21, 2010 In spite of negative global economic news heard throughout 2009, the Tulsa Port of Catoosa enjoyed the best total annual shipping volumes of the past three years, with more cargo shipping through the Port in 2009 than in 2008 and 2007.
Total inbound/outbound shipping was 2,058,191 tons, nearly 8,000 tons higher than 2008 and more than 47,000 tons higher than 2007 a year that saw stock markets worldwide soar to record levels.
Tulsa, OK – Flooding closes Union's Grove Elementary for the rest of the week
Union's Grove Elementary School (on 61st Street west of HWY 169) will be closed Thursday and Friday, January 21 & 22, because of flooding in several classrooms. A combination of the overnight rain Wednesday evening and on-going construction on the building is the cause. Crews are using heavy equipment and blowers in the clean-up effort and will use the two days plus the weekend to ready the rooms for classes as usual Monday.
Tulsa, OK – The board of directors of ONEOK, Inc. (NYSE:OKE) today increased the quarterly dividend to 44 cents per share of common stock from 42 cents per share, effective for the fourth quarter 2009, payable Feb. 12, 2010, to shareholders of record at the close of business Jan. 29, 2010.
Tulsa, OK – The head of the Tulsa Classroom Teachers' Association is working closely with school leaders in dealing with the budget crunch. The dollar shortage has been brought on by state revenue shortfalls.
Denzel Kestersen is worried about fewer teachers next year brought on by attrition and not replaced. He met this morning with School Superintendent Doctor Keith Ballard. He says they have a solid working relationship. He says the school district is facing a delicate budget balancing act.
Oklahoma City, OK – Oklahoma school children with special needs -- such as those with Down's syndrome or autism - would have new education choices under legislation filed by state Rep. Jason Nelson and state Sen. Patrick Anderson.
The bill will also expand the Self-Directed Care Program to provide greater benefits to all developmentally disabled Oklahomans receiving state support.