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This week in Owasso history (6/12-6/19)
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This week in Owasso history (6/12-6/19)

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Martial Arts America

Gary Weldon, instructor, cuts ribbon on Martial Arts America in June 1997. File photo

40 Years Ago – June 16, 1977

* Owasso to benefit from development of Cherokee Industrial Park

* Bill VanDall hands Lions Club Presidency to Bill Shanks; Benn Palmer recognized for 50 yrs. in Lions

* FAA Alumni plans to build barn facility

* Rita Bobino enlists in Air Force Guard

* New Methodist minister is Rev. H. Posey Gaines

* At Boys State: Cedric Spillers, David Hall, Brian Brazeal, John Riddles

* Assisting Ruth Evans in the annual Cancer Crusade are JoAnn Jones, Wanda Jameson & Linda Shieldnight

30 Years Ago – June 18, 1987

* Lloyd & Dorothy Hart celebrate 50th anniversary

* Norman Foster, State VICA Parliamentarian

* Bob Frazier newly elected VFW Commander

* Pat Winsby completes legal asst. exams

* Clarence Barton, pharmacist at Billies Drugs, elected Commander of 45th Dist. VFW

* Phyllis Howard wins “best legs” in aerobics “Jams, Gams” workout

* Dorothy & Jack Tumber Meals on Wheels Volunteers of Mo.

* 7th-grader Brad Bartley participates in Duke U. Talent Search

* Stacy & Cathy Lamb visit with VP George Bush on his visit to Tulsa

20 Years Ago – June 19, 1997

* Balloon Fest opens in field at Hwy. 169 & 96th

* Hugh Robert elected Pres. of TU Student Body

* Karen Bottoms at OK Summer Arts Inst.

* Ira Leach, 42-yr. resident & wrecker service owner, dies

* Stacy Axton attending Summer Science Academy at Cameron

* Gary Weldon, instructor, cuts ribbon on Martial Arts America

* Leslie Rutledge 1st in tap in Tulsa Co. Talent contest

* Derek Pittman to play professional indoor soccer

* Trent Owens helps Tulsa Redbirds, champs of All-Sports Complex

* Jessica Roberts Eta Mu Outstanding Student at Mills

10 Years Ago – June 12 & 14, 2007

* Former Supt. Dale Johnson given Lifetime Achievement Award by Oklahoma Association of School Administrators

* Pete Kozma firstt-round choice by St. Louis Cardinals in baseball draft; former Rams Josh Beal drafted by Cincinnati Reds & Matt Hoffman by Detroit Tigers

* David Gorham directs first performance of Community Band

* Craig Hunninghake appointed to U.S. Military at West Point, New York

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