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$10 million X Prize and Turley/North Tulsa?

Post Update:
Well, we heard that Oklahoma and our area doesn't qualify for the X Prize because the funders, an insurance company, don't serve this part of the country and were limiting eligibility to those areas where they do. But we had such great ideas flowing that we will be talking with OU Medicine about ways to incorporate some of the out of the box ideas on a smaller scale now.

We just had a great meeting at A Third Place Community Center, 6514 N. Peoria Ave., this afternoon with various members of OU, both Tulsa and Norman, as we are beginning to explore what it would take to come up with a healthcare project so out of the box, and so full of possibilities of change for our community on the northern edge of Tulsa, that we could submit it to be considered for one of the finalists for the $10 million X prize for community healthcare improvement that will be awarded by the same folks that gave out the X prize for the first private aircraft to go up to outer space and back, and who are going to give one to a new sustainable automobile. It is just in its genesis stage, but no matter what the outcome is, we are committed to trying a new way of creating health in a community. The genius is that we will be building upon some of the ways we are already creating better community life through the A Third Place Community Center. There will be much more to come as we begin to figure out how to bring you and many others into this endeavor, and no matter the outcome we will have changed our community. But think about it? X Prize and North Tulsa/Turley, in our two mile service radius, covering such a unique area as we have in our edge community blending urban, rural, and small town atmospheres.
Call Ron at 794-4637 if you want to learn more or have an idea for some radical way we can create healthier lives, families, communities.

Turley History Group Every Third Thursday 6 pm

At 6 pm every Third Thursday, this month May 21, come to A Third Place Center to hear the stories about Turley's past, share your stories, work on projects to preserve our history. Stay tuned for updates.

Brining Back Senior Nutrition Site to Turley, at O'Brien Park

If you or a loved one or a neighbor you know are 60 years old or more, we need you to sign up for your interest in a senior nutrition site providing free meals at O'Brien Park, 6147 N. Lewis. Help us bring back this program to help meet the food needs of our seniors, as well as providing a spirit of community and service. Sign up at O'Brien Park or A Third Place Center, 6514 N. Peoria Ave.

Please help us spread the news about this great opportunity in our area.

Help Us With Summer Food Program at Cherokee; Training May 6

This Summer we will offer a free lunch program for all in the community between the ages of one and 18. It will be held at Cherokee School, 6001 N. Peoria, from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm each day of the week. If you would like to volunteer or be considered for a paid position helping run the Program, please call Ron Robinson at 794-4637 or 691-3223 or at home at 430-1150. Training will happen Wed. May 6 from 9 am to 11 am at Fulton Academy in Tulsa. Meet at the Center at 8:30 am to go to the training. If you can't make the training but are interested in helping, paid or not, let Ron know. Help us provide this needed program in our community.

Second Saturday May 9 Transforming Turley Events

This Saturday, May 9 is full of free activities of service to others in our area.

Commuity Breakfast. Freewill donation. Pancake & More Breakfast. 8 am to 10:30 am Odd Fellows Lodge, 6227 N. Quincy. For all in the community. Proceeds go to support local area projects.

10 am. A Third Place Center, 6514 N. Peoria, come help us beautify our area with new plantings of flowers and more at the Turley welcome signs, at Cherokee School community gardening and creating new landscape in the front of the school, our reclaiming of the 66th and N. Lewis intersection, and the 56th and N. Lewis intersection, and our new wildflower plots along Highway 75 at 56th and 66th streets, and at A Third Place Center's front itself. If weather is bad, we will meet inside the Center for our acts of kindness and service and planning.

2 pm Cherokee School Carnival in the gym. Help us at the A Third Place Center booth telling families about our many programs and projects and ways we can help each other.

You all are needed. No experience necessary.

OU Medicine Clinic in Turley Mon & Fri

Call 600-4919 to make an appointment to come to the OU Turley Health Clinic. Full primary care. Referrals to OU Specialty clinics. Insured or uninsured welcome. Medicaid Welcome. More information on health care issues, illnesses, and information on the clinic available at A Third Place Community Center, 6514 N. Peoria Ave.

Help us spread the news about this service in our community. Come volunteer to help host the center and provide a welcoming place for those who come in need.

Come say thanks to the OU staff.

Neighborhood Life 2009 Followup

We had a great time Saturday May 2 at A Third Place Free Community Center, 6514 N. Peoria Ave., meeting with people from around neighborhoods in the Turley and North Tulsa area along with graduate students from OU-Tulsa in order to begin identifying block and neighborhood leaders who will help us take A Third Place Center out to our local areas.

But this is a process that is just beginning. If you would like to be a block captain or neighborhood point person on your street, please call 7944637 or send an email to or our new email address at the Center.

Would you like help cleaning up your streets and neighborhood? Would you like a watch patrol? Would you like to throw a block party? Would you like to start a community garden or turn an abandoned lot into a small park? Would you like to be an ambassador for the OU-Turley/North Tulsa Medical clinic at A Third Place, becoming a neighborhood wellness contact?Let us know.

You will be hearing much more about this to come.