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Turley/Cherokee School Reunion

Those interested in helping with a Turley/Cherokee School Reunion are meeting the second Saturdays of each month at 10 a.m. at 'a third place' community center, 6514 N. Peoria Ave. Tentative date for the reunion is set for Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Cherokee School. Spread the word to all who attended the school. Come help out in the planning.

Turley area demographics show vulnerability

In the post below about the halfway house controversy I comment about the vulnerability of Turley itself. The demographics for our area compared with those of other zip codes in the Tulsa area will show this.

Here is where you can look up demographics by zip code.

Here are the demographics listed for Turley

Compare to demographics listed for mid-town Tulsa

Compare to demographics listed for Owasso

Recent reports have shown that the Turley area has a life expectancy 14 years below that of mid-town Tulsa and the growing suburban areas.

But stay tuned to this blog for news in the future on continuing efforts to turn that around, from the grassroots up.

Halfway House, Round Two: Public Meeting Aug. 13

This comes from a flier posted around Turley now:
Progressive Rehabilitation Services and Cornerstone Freewill Baptist Church have filed an appeal in district court to overturn the County Board of Adjustment's denial to place the Cornerstone Halfway House in Turley at the site of the former church, 1821 E. 66th St. N. There will be a public meeting organized by the Turley Community Association and area residents to be held Monday, Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. at the site, now used by New Heights Christian Center, to give an update on the action and the protest response.

You can read the Tulsa World article and comments on the article at the following link:

See my comment below and the posts below for comments on the earlier action.