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Coming Events in the Turley Area in November: All Welcome and Needed: Food Pantry Open, Veterans, Cherokee School Meeting, Incorporation, Disaster Response, Crime and Safety, and More See Below

TURLEY/Far North Tulsa COMING EVENTS For All This Month
@ The Welcome Table, a project of A Third Place Community Foundation
Community Center/Library/FoodPantry/ClothingGiveaway/Chapel/GardenPark
5920 N. Owasso Ave. and 6005 N. Johnstown Ave. 918-794-4637  

1. Food Pantry, Food Justice, and Sustainability Space Open Every Tuesday and Thursday, 3 to 6 pm at the community center
2. Turley Area Leadership Planning Group: working on Disaster Response Network,Incorporation, and Infrastructure planning: Friday Nov. 4, 2 pm, every First Friday at the community center
3. TownHall and Community Connections Meeting with State Rep. Seneca Scott and other officials, Friday, Nov. 4, 5:30 pm, Tulsa Comm College NE Campus, Apache and Harvard
4. McLain High School Homecoming Game and Events Friday, Nov. 4, 4949 N. Peoria Ave.
5. What To Do with Cherokee School building? Community Forum and Workshop with OU Graduate Design Studio, Sat. Nov. 5, Noon to 4 pm at the community center with Free Lunch For Participants.
6. Community Fall Festival, Sat. Nov. 19, O’Brien Park Recreation Center
7. Movie Night, Tuesday, Nov. 15, 6:30 pm at the Center, “Restrepo” documentary on the War in Afghanistan through soldiers’ eyes. Discussion of veterans issues in our area and creating a veterans support room in the Center.
8. Turley Area Alliance Against Crime: Personal, Home, and Neighborhood Safety meetings Thursday Nov. 17, 6:30 pm at the center
9. Turley Area Public Town Hall Meeting and Community Association, Tues Nov. 29, 7 pm O’Brien Park Recreation Center, 6147 N. Birmingham
10. Community Garden Taste and Teach Gatherings Free Every Saturday 9am, the Welcome Table Community Park, 6005 N. Johnstown Ave.
11. Recovery 12 step Saturdays, 5 pm Jerks Anonymous, 7:30 pm, Alcoholics Anonymous, community center
12. Turley Water Board Public Meeting, LAST WORKING DAY OF MONTH 8:30 AM AT THE WATER DEPT. 6108 N. Peoria Ave.
13. Turley Fire Dept. Meetings THURSDAYS 7 PM, Fire Station, 6408 N. Peoria.
14. The Welcome Table Missional Community, Sundays beginning 9:30 am, conversation on progressive Christianity and justice for the poor, community service, communion, common meal, other worship and prayer classes coming up; see Rev. Ron Robinson,
15. Call about Thanksgiving Meal. 918-794-4637.


Important Community Events Coming Up: You are welcome and invited

Come to all of these upcoming events:

1. Tonight Entertaining Angels movie about beginning of Houses of Hospitality, 7:30 pm
2. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 6:30 pm documentary Living Without: youth of jailed parents tell their own stories, followed by discussion, pizza free dinner included.
3. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 3-6 pm, O'Brien Park Center, Memorial Service Reception for Linda Taylor, our board member, the long time park center director, and community organizer.
4. Tues oct 25 5 pm domestic violence and safety talk by sherry clark of Families And Communities Empowered for Safety (FACES), with free dinner;
5. Followed at 7 pm over at O'Brien Park for Turley Community Association Public Townhall meeting
6. Wed. oct 26 4 pm touring cherokee school talking about repurposing for community.
7. Thursday, Oct. 27, 6:30 pm, Turley Area Alliance Against Crime meeting.
8. Friday oct 28 3:30 pm talk to leadership tulsa group touring our gardenpark and community center to learn about our projects;
9. Sat oct 29 6-8 pm our 6th annual big free old fashioned halloween party and haunted house.
10. Thursday, Nov. 3, 2pm, Future of Turley planning, disaster response networking, leadership coordinating
11. Saturday, Nov. 5, Noon Free Lunch For Community and Then Community Input Workshop on Future of Turley area and the Repurposing of Cherokee School, project partner OU Graduate Design Studio.

Mourning the Death of Linda Taylor and Celebrating Her Life Wed. Oct. 19 3-6 pm O'Brien Rec Center

Our community in Turley and north Tulsa, and our state, lost a supporter and activist, and we lost a board member of our community foundation, when Linda Taylor, activities director at O'Brien Park, died last week. Her family services were held this past Saturday in her hometown of Cement, OK. A community memorial service will be held this Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 3 to 6 pm at O'Brien Recreation Center. Please come to the memorial reception during that time and bring your stories and photos of Linda.

Here is the obituary information:
Linda Fay Taylor
(July 10, 1949 - October 11, 2011)

Linda Fay Taylor, 62, Tulsa, Oklahoma, passed from this life Tuesday, October 11, 2011.

Linda was born July 10, 1949, in Chickasha, Oklahoma, to Baxter H. Taylor and Minnie B. (Reynolds) Taylor. After graduating from High School, she attended college and received her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Education. Before joining the Parks and Recreation Profession, Linda was an educator and basketball coach. She came to the Recreation Profession in 1975 as a Recreation Leader at Tulsa County’s O’Brien Park. She quickly advanced to and was still the O’Brien Park Activities Director. She chartered the O‘Brien Advisory and Education Board, the longest running 501C3 support group in the Tulsa County Park System.

Linda directed day camps, taught fitness classes, started gardens, lifeguarded, arranged special events, organized basketball tournaments and even set up boxing rings. She worked with State Representative Senaca Scott through her activities and State Rep Jabar Shumate was one of Linda’s “kids” growing up at the recreation center. Linda served on the boards of the Tulsa chapters of Business and Professional Women and the American Association of University Women. She was always a steady advocate for equal funding for women’s sports in schools throughout her life. She was a season ticket holder for the WNBA Tulsa Shock team before she knew for sure the Shock would be coming to Tulsa.

Linda served as Activities Director at O’Brien Park for 34 years. She served as President and Historian for ORPS – Oklahoma Recreation and Parks Society. Linda was aware of the need for a clean environment and was “green” before it was popular to be green. She received the CLP (Certified Leisure Professional) certification in 1984. Her desire to protect the environment is still in the hearts of her friends and co-workers. She has recently received the Distinguished Professional Award. She supported various Animal Rescue Locations. Linda has donated her hair at least twice to Locks for Love. There is so much more to say about Linda and her family and friends will always remember her love and dedication to the various clubs, societies, and activities she became involved with.

Linda was preceded in death by her father Baxter Taylor and niece Deborah Taylor.

She is survived by her mother Minnie Robertson and husband J.V.; sister Shirley Stokholm and husband Paul; brother Vernon Taylor; nieces Tricia Taylor and Kirsten Stokholm; nephew Brian Stokholm; great niece Abriana Evans and husband Jonathan; great-nephews Zachary Stokholm, Mason Taylor-Schmidt, and Seth Evans; her care-giver friends Patty Dixon, Angela Swift, Debbie Pleu, Clair Bowles, Keeley Mancuso, Cindy Phillips, Samia Hindi, Pam McWherter, Connie Day, Tina Lynn, Phylis “Cooky” Dawson, Margaret Wilson and Sue Price; many other relatives and a host of friends.

Funeral services for Linda will be Saturday, October 15, 2011, at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Cement, Oklahoma. Rev. Charles Echols will officiate. Visitation for Linda will be Friday, October 14, 2011, from 12 noon until 8:00 P.M. at the Funeral Home. A Memorial Service is set for Wednesday, October 19, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at O’Brien Park, 6149 N. Lewis Avenue, Tulsa. Condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Mobley-Dodson Funeral Service of Sand Springs, Oklahoma.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donation be made to: Third Place Community Foundation, 5920 North Owasso Avenue, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74126, where she was a Board member for the Turley and North Tulsa community; or the animal rescue of choice.