This Week in Sand Springs (11/4 - 11/11/18)

Sunday

  • Daylight Savings Time ends.

Monday

  • 12:00 p.m. Sand Springs Chamber of Commerce - Open Forum.

    • Tulsa Tech - Sand Springs Campus
      500 North Adams Road

  • 4:00 p.m. Planning Commission meeting.

  • 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment meeting - CANCELED.

  • 7:00 p.m. Board of Education meeting.

Tuesday

  • 7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Election Day.

  • 6:00 p.m. Museum Trust Authority meeting.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Open Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

Wednesday

  • 12:00 p.m. Women’s Chamber of Commerce meeting.

    • Crescent Cafe
      3417 South 113th West Avenue

Thursday

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Open Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Tulsa Community Band Veteran’s Day Concert.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Hike With Your Dog Day.

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. All Things Crafty Arts and Craft Fair.

    • Case Community Center
      1050 West Wekiwa Road

  • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Ninth Annual 2 Angels Toy Run.

    • Tulsa Community College - West Campus
      7505 West 41st Street

Sunday

  • Veteran’s Day.

On The Horizon

  • 11/17 Christmas Open House Sip & Shop at YellowHouse Market & Boutique.

  • 11/22 Thanksgiving.

  • 11/24 Sand Springs Sings concert finale & 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

  • 11/30 Festival of Lights Christmas Parade.

  • 12/1 Limestone Technology Academy Holiday Market.

  • 12/1-12/2 HomeTown Holiday, a Christmas Celebration.


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This Week in Sand Springs (10/28 - 11/4/18)

Sunday

  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Boo on Broadway.

Tuesday

  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Oklahoma Advanced Manufacturing Forum.

    • Tulsa Tech - Sand Springs Campus
      500 North Adams Road

  • 6:00 p.m. Limestone PTO meeting.

    • Limestone Technology Academy
      4201 South Walnut Creek Drive

  • 6:00 p.m. 3rd Annual Monster Ball.

    • Sand Springs Softball Complex
      408 West 55th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. Museum Trust Authority meeting.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Open Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

Wednesday

  • 12:30 p.m. Halloween Costume Contest.

    • Tulsa Community College - West Campus Student Union
      7505 West 41st Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Angus Church Fall Carnival.

    • Angus Church
      4401 South 129th West Avenue

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. DreamLand | Family Fall Festival

    • CrossPoint Church
      4600 South 129th West Avenue

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Trunk or Treat.

    • Sand Springs Church of Christ
      4301 South 113th West Avenue

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Broadway Fall Festival

    • Broadway Baptist Church
      1000 North Adams Road

Thursday

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Open Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Harlem Wizards: Tricks, Hoops & Alley Oops!

    • Ed Dubie Field House
      600 North Adams Road

Friday

  • 7:00 p.m. Sandite Football vs. Booker T. Washington (A).

    • 1514 East Zion Street
      Tulsa, OK 74106

Saturday

  • 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Chipper Days.

    • Sand Springs Street Department
      8620 West 21st Street

  • 8:00 a.m. Open Hike Day.

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

  • 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Fall City-Wide Cleanup Day.

    • Contact Sunnie Smith-Nowlin at 918-246-2579 to volunteer.

  • 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Time to Arise!

    • 10:00 a.m. Women’s Conference - Speaker Stephanie Schrepel, worship by Rachelle Thurber.
      2:00 p.m. Testimonies from Joanna Sanders, Angie Keith, Tamie Ortiz, Laura Weiser. Worship by Rachelle Thurber.
      6:00 p.m. Open to all - Speaker Jim Schrepel, worship with Darin Shipley.

    • The Stronghold Church
      619 East 10th Street

Sunday

  • End of Daylight Savings Time.

On The Horizon

  • 11/10 Keystone Ancient Forest Hike With Your Dog Day.

  • 11/10 All Things Crafty Arts & Craft Fair.

  • 11/10 Ninth Annual 2 Angels Toy Run.

  • 11/11 Veteran’s Day.

  • 11/17 Christmas Open House Sip & Shop at YellowHouse Market & Boutique.

  • 11/22 Thanksgiving.

  • 11/24 Sand Springs Sings concert finale & 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

  • 11/30 Festival of Lights Christmas Parade.

  • 12/1 Limestone Technology Academy Holiday Market.

  • 12/1-12/2 HomeTown Holiday, a Christmas Celebration.


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Boo on Broadway draws thousands to Sand Springs Triangle District

The Eighth Annual Boo on Broadway festival was a raging success Sunday afternoon in the downtown Triangle District. The event drew more than 3,000 participants for games, inflatables, costume contests, trunk-or-treats and more.

The event was hosted by the Sand Springs Ministerial Alliance for the second-straight year with involvement from several other local businesses and organizations.

State Farm agent Steve Lane and Farmer’s Insurance agents Kelly Smith and Nathan Spencer all set up booths with candy, as did American Heritage Bank, RibCrib, BancFirst, Christ Centered Lawn Care, and OSU Medical Center. Downtown businesses Blush Hair Salon, Coble’s Flowers, and Joni’s on the Triangle Hair Salon also participated.

New Life Tabernacle was the star of the show, taking over the entire Kingsley Insurance parking lot with numerous inflatables, balloons, popcorn, and a dunk tank. Reach Church set up a bounce house and several game stations. First Church of the Nazarene had a GaGa Ball arena, American Legion Post 17 and Chinowth and Cohen had corn hole toss, and Nexus Youth and HillSpring Church also had setups. The Sand Springs Police and Fire Departments also participated and let the kids check out the insides of their trucks and squad cars.

A Toy Story themed car won the best Trunk-or-Treat design and a costume contest was held with several age categories.

Age 0-2: Madilyn Gardner (Cabbage Patch Kid)
Age 3-4: Rainy Wachsmuth (Sally from Nightmare Before Christmas)
Age 5-6: Abby Taber (Cotton Candy)
Age 7-8: Israel Haley and Maddy Gaddy (Lucy and Ricky Ricardo)
Age 9-12: Ophelia Miss (Chicken)
Teen/Adult: Phillip Lamb (Uncle Fester)
Pet: Jared Robinson’s pygmy goat (vampire).

3rd Annual Monster Ball softball game rescheduled due to rain

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The Third Annual Monster Ball softball game originally scheduled for Thursday, October 25th has been postponed to Tuesday, October 30th due to substantial rainfall.

The Halloween-themed slow pitch softball game will pit the Charles Page High School baseball and softball teams against each other in a costumed slow pitch fundraiser for Sandite Special Olympics.

The Lady Sandites won the inaugural event and the baseball team tied the series with an 8-7 victory last year.

The game will be played at 6:00 p.m. at the Sand Springs Softball Complex at 408 West 55th Street. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

Pogue Airport hosts "Tacos, Takeoffs & Landins" fly-in event

William R. Pogue Municipal Airport hosted a large fly-in event Saturday morning in Sand Springs. More than three dozen aircraft participated in the Tacos, Takeoffs & Landings event.

Festivities included a four-way skydive spectacle displaying the American Flag and low passes from the Riverside AT-6s.

Pilots and their guests received a complimentary Mexican lunch and at-cost fuel sales as part of the City’s efforts to attract new visitors and show off the airport.

Halloween festivities for all ages coming soon in Sand Springs

It’s officially costume season in Sand Springs, beginning this Thursday. Churches, bars, and other organizations in Sand Springs will be putting on Halloween festivities for all ages.

The Sand Springs Pumpkin Patch at 17516 West 8th Street is open every day in October from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Pleasant Valley Farms at 22350 West 71st Street is open every Sunday through Thursday in October from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

The Third Annual Monster Ball softball game will pit the Charles Page High School baseball and softball teams against each other in a costumed slow pitch fundraiser for Sandite Special Olympics. The Lady Sandites won the inaugural event and the baseball team tied the series with an 8-7 victory last year. The game was originally scheduled for Thursday October 25th at 6:00 p.m. at the Sand Springs Softball Complex at 408 West 55th Street. Due to rain it has been postponed till Tuesday, October 30th. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

Tulsa Community College will be hosting their annual Westfest at the 7505 West 41st Street Sand Springs campus Thursday, October 25th from 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Admission cost is one canned food item. There will be free games and inflatables, $1.00 hot dogs, and a spook trail for $2.00. The Spastic Cow Food Truck will also be on hand.

TCC will also hold a student costume contest Wednesday, October 31st from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Student Union with prizes for scariest, funniest, and most creative.

The Salvation Army Boys' and Girls Club will be holding a Fall Festival Thursday, October 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 4403 South 129th West Avenue. It will feature a costume contest, carnival games, inflatables, and a cake walk. It will be $5 per child.

Keystone Public School will be holding a Fall Festival Friday, October 26th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m with food, candy, and games at 23810 West Highway 51.

Chandler Park Community Center will host a Halloween Night Party Friday, October 26th from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. at 6500 West 21st Street with hip hop, pop, and electronic dance music. There will be a dance challenge with a cash prize, and D.J. Luc Da Shine will be shooting a live music video.

M&M’s Ole Time Tavern is holding their Halloween Party Friday, October 26th at 9:00 p.m. with live music from Ronnie Pyle and the Drivers at 13906 West Highway 51.

Garden Heights Free Will Baptist Church will be holding a Fall Festival at 3415 Summit Boulevard, Saturday, October 27th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Next Door Bar & Grill at 6430 Charles Page Boulevard is holding a Halloween party on Saturday October 27th with a costume contest and karaoke.

The Office on Main’s 5th Annual Halloween Bash is Saturday, October 27th at 9:00 p.m. at 109 North Main Street. There will be door prizes, a 50/50 drawing, karaoke, a DJ, and a costume contest with cash prizes.

The Sand Springs Ministerial Alliance will be hosting their Eighth Annual Boo on Broadway festival in the downtown Triangle District Sunday, October 28th from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be adult, child, and pet costume contests at the beginning of the event, as well as inflatables, competitions, games, face-painting, and more.

Reach Church, HillSpring Church, Church That Matters, New Life Tabernacle, Sand Springs Church of the Nazarene, Harvest Church, Solace Church, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, CrossPoint Church, Olivet Baptist Church, and First United Methodist Church all participate in the Ministerial Alliance.

HillSpring Associate Pastor Matt Barnett says he expects more than a hundred volunteers from those organizations, and a few dozen businesses participating as well. Anyone looking to get involved and help can email Barnett at Matt.Barnett@hillspring.tv. Last year’s festival attracted more than 3,000 visitors.

Any businesses or organizations participating in the event are also encouraged to make a donation towards Christmas bonuses for the Sand Springs Police and Fire Departments. The Ministerial Alliance donates several thousand dollars worth of gift cards to both departments every year.

Angus Church is hosting a Fall Carnival Wednesday, October 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 4401 South 129th West Avenue. There will be free games, inflatables, trunk-or-treating, door prizes, free food, and a live classic rock show from Ronnie Pyle and the Drivers.

Broadway Baptist Church at 1000 North Adams Road will be hosting a Fall Festival October 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with games, candy, food, prizes, and more.

CrossPoint Church is hosting the DreamLand Family Fall Festival October 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at 4600 South 129th West Avenue with games, inflatables, and a petting zoo.

Sand Springs Church of Christ will have a Trunk or Treat event October 31st from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at 4301 South 113th West Avenue. Sand Springs United Methodist Church will have a Trunk or Treat from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at 319 North Main Street.

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This Week in Sand Springs (10/21 - 10/28/18)

Sunday

  • 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Pokemon GO Community Day.

  • 2:30 p.m. The Fourposter: A Comedy in Three Acts

    • Sand Springs Community Theater
      14 West 4th Street

Monday

Tuesday

  • 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Blood Drive.

    • Tulsa Community College - West Campus
      7505 West 41st Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Open Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 6:00 p.m. Museum Trust Authority meeting.

Thursday

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. Third Annual Monster Ball softball game.

    • Sand Springs Softball Complex
      408 West 55th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Open Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Westfest.

    • Tulsa Community College - West Campus
      7505 West 41st Street

Friday

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. Open Hike Day.

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

  • 12:45 p.m. OSSAA 6A State Championship Cross Country Meet.

    • Edmond Santa Fe High School
      1901 West 15th Street
      Edmond, OK 73013

  • 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Fall Festival.

    • Garden Heights Free Will Baptist Church
      3415 Summit Boulevard

Sunday

  • 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Boo on Broadway.

    • Sand Springs Triangle District

On The Horizon

  • 10/31 Angus Church Fall Carnival.

  • 11/1 Harlem Wizards Game.

  • 11/3 City of Sand Springs Fall Cleanup Day.

  • 11/10 Keystone Ancient Forest Hike With Your Dog Day.

  • 11/10 All Things Crafty Arts & Craft Fair.

  • 11/10 Ninth Annual 2 Angels Toy Run.

  • 11/17 Christmas Open House Sip & Shop at YellowHouse Market & Boutique.

  • 11/24 Sand Springs Sings concert finale & 2nd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony.

  • 11/30 Festival of Lights Christmas Parade.

  • 11/30-12/1 HomeTown Holiday, a Christmas Celebration.

  • 12/1 Limestone Technology Academy Holiday Market.


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This Week in Sand Springs (10/14 - 10/21/18)

Monday

  • 4:00 p.m. Planning Commission meeting.

  • 6:00 p.m. Board of Adjustment meeting CANCELED.

  • 6:30 p.m. Sandite Basketball Association - Parent and Coaches Meeting.

    • Mandatory meeting for parents of 9th - 12th grade players.

    • Ed Dubie Field House
      600 North Adams Road

Tuesday

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Open Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 6:00 p.m. Museum Trust Authority meeting.

Wednesday

  • 9:00 a.m. Sand Springs - Sapulpa Joint Board Meeting.

Thursday

  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Kid Zone Tailgating Party

    • Memorial Stadium
      600 North Adams Road

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Open Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 7:00 p.m. The Fourposter: A Comedy in Three Acts.

    • Central Ninth Grade Center
      14 West 4th Street

  • 7:00 p.m. Sandite Football vs. Bixby.

Friday

  • 7:00 p.m. The Fourposter: A Comedy in Three Acts.

    • Central Ninth Grade Center
      14 West 4th Street

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. Open Hike Day.

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

  • 12:00 p.m. Sandite Cross Country - OSSAA 6A-East Regionals.

    • Mohawk Sports Complex
      3500 East 56th Street North
      Tulsa, OK 74115

  • 7:00 p.m. The Fourposter: A Comedy in Three Acts.

    • Central Ninth Grade Center
      14 West 4th Street

Sunday

  • 2:30 p.m. The Fourposter: A Comedy in Three Acts.

    • Central Ninth Grade Center
      14 West 4th Street


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Bill Knight Auto partners with Sand Springs Education Foundation in Driven to Give Day

 Bill Knight Lincoln donated $8,000 to the Sand Springs Education Foundation last year.

Bill Knight Lincoln donated $8,000 to the Sand Springs Education Foundation last year.

For the sixth time, the Sand Springs Education Foundation (SSEF) will partner with Bill Knight Auto for "Driven to Give Day." 

The event will be held on Saturday, October 20th, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Charles Page High School parking lot at 500 North Adams Road. This is a FREE event.

Participants, 18 years or older, can come and test drive a new Lincoln. For each test drive, the SSEF will receive $20. Participants are asked to fill out some basic information before the drive and immediately after the drive to complete the process and help secure the donation. NO obligation, NO sales, NO return contact unless the participant agrees.

What an easy way to come help the SSEF raise $8,000! All Sand Springs teachers are also encouraged to stop by and do a test drive and put their name in the drawing for $500 to use in their classroom. This year the SSEF will give away $500 to two district teachers. 

This Week in Sand Springs (10/7 - 10/14/18)

Monday

  • Columbus Day

  • Native American Day

Tuesday

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Open Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 6:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Volleyball vs. Broken Arrow (Regionals).

    • Winner plays Owasso or Muskogee at 7:30 p.m.

    • Owasso High School
      12901 East 86th Street North
      Owasso, OK 74055

  • 7:00 p.m. Sand Springs Band Booster Meeting.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

Wednesday

  • 6:00 p.m. Sand Springs Cultural & Historical Museum Trust Authority Meeting.

Thursday

  • 4:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Softball vs. Edmond North (State Tournament).

    • The Ballfields at Firelake - Field 1
      18160 Rangeline
      Shawnee, OK 74801

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Open Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 6:00 p.m. Sand Springs Small Business Coalition meeting.

    • Pratt Library
      3219 South 113th West Avenue

Friday

  • 1:30 p.m. Lady Sandite Softball vs. Yukon or Broken Arrow (State Tournament).

    • Dependent on quarterfinal win.

    • The Ballfields at Firelake - Field 1
      18160 Rangeline
      Shawnee, OK 74801

  • 6:30 p.m. Third Annual Rock ‘N Rescue.

    • Sandite Team Animal Rescue annual fundraiser.
      Dinner, silent auction, cash bar, door prizes, live music from Mark Bruner and Shelby Eicher.

    • $35.00 General Admission, $45.00 VIP Seating.
      Contact 918.260.5738 for tickets.

    • Freddie’s BBQ Sapulpa
      1425 New Sapulpa Road
      Sapulpa, OK 74066

  • 7:00 p.m. Sandite Football vs. Ponca City.

    • Sullins Stadium
      927 North 5th Street
      Ponca City, OK 74601

  • 7:00 p.m. Free movie: Justice League (2017)

    • Case Community Center
      1050 West Wekiwa Road

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. Open Hike Day.

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

  • 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pleasant Valley Farms 8th Annual Winter Squash & Pumpkin Festival.

    • Pleasant Valley Farms
      22350 West 71sst Street

  • 9:30 a.m. Inaugural Pregnancy & Infant Loss 5K

  • 5:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Softball at State Tournament.

    • vs. Deer Creek, Stillwater, Owasso, or Westmoore. Dependent on Semifinal win.

    • The Ballfields at Firelake - Field 1
      18160 Rangeline
      Shawnee, OK 74801

Sunday

  • 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Pleasant Valley Farms 8th Annual Winter Squash & Pumpkin Festival.

    • Pleasant Valley Farms
      22350 West 71sst Street


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P4K: Head Football Coach Dustin Kinard diagnosed with cancer, Sandites rally in support

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Football is more than just a sport in Sand Springs, Oklahoma. It’s a community. When the Sandites step foot on that gridiron, they’re playing for the school, the town, the band, the cheerleaders and dancers. They’re playing for the legacy of their parents and siblings who played before them. They’re playing for their coaches, most of whom also played for Sand Springs.

Just two seasons ago the Charles Page High School football team was playing in honor of Don “Pop” Kinard, the father of their head coach, who died from complications arising from lung cancer.

Now they’re rallying behind Dustin Kinard, who was recently diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

When Kinard took over the program in 2007 the Sandites hadn’t had a winning season in a decade. Since then they’ve had six winning seasons, seven playoff appearances, three semifinal appearances, and in 2015 they made it to the State Finals for the first time since 1966. Kinard is also an assistant coach for the wrestling program, which won State and Dual State titles in 2017.

But more important than the wins is the camaraderie that Kinard has instilled in the program. A program without controversy. Where the players support each other and can often be found serving their community, working with Special Olympics, and making the halls of CPHS a welcoming place for all students.

Now Sand Springs is taking strides to show Kinard the impact he’s made in their lives. At Thursday evening’s Homecoming Parade, “Pray for Kinard” banners hung from many of the floats and vehicles, and a prayer rally was held at the Ed Dubie Field House following the parade.

At 7:30 p.m. the facility was packed as tight as you would see it at a mandatory school assembly. The town turned out in droves to stand firm behind the local titan.

Kinard will draw strength from his community and the example his father set for him in the battle to come. “I appreciate their support…I love this community and I’m going to fight,” said Kinard. “My dad had three tours in Vietnam and that’s way more than what I’ve gone through, so I’m ready to fight.”

Kinard will meet with an oncologist Friday morning to draw up a game plan, and will be back on the sideline by kickoff when the Sandites host the Bartlesville Bruins for Homecoming.

The Sandite Quarterback Club will be selling P4K shirts at the game Friday night and they will go online Monday at https://inkwellnation.com. Proceeds will go to help the Kinard family. There is also a Facebook fundraiser at this link.

Sand Springs Board of Ed hands out awards at October meeting

Charles Page High School students August Nelson and Elizabeth Watts were presented with Sandite Spirit Awards at this Monday’s Board of Education meeting. The two juniors scored in the top 1% of ACT scores in the country and are National Merit Semi-Finalists. Nelson’s family accepted his award on his behalf as Nelson was busy competing with the Sandite Academic Team.

Cross Country coaches Mike Burdge, Virginia Williams, and Gloria Smith were presented with Pacesetter Awards for their work in organizing the Inaugural Case Cross Country Invitational. The successful 5K meet drew more than twenty teams and a thousand runners from across the state.

Clyde Boyd Middle School teacher Kenneth Cole was presented with a Coin of Excellence to go along with the two awards he recently received at the Tulsa Regional Chamber’s Flight Night STEM Expo.

In other news:

The district is still looking to fill a vacant Special Education position at Central Ninth Grade Center.

Beloved CPHS biology teacher Bo Jestice has resigned and is moving to Colorado.

Hometown philanthropist Montie Box recently made a large donation to send Sand Springs elementary students to Biztown, a simulated city ran by Junior Achievement of Tulsa.

Robert Combs wins final Sand Springs Sings preliminary

The third and final Sand Springs Sings preliminary vocal contest went down Tuesday evening in the downtown Triangle District, advancing three more local singers to the November 24th finale.

Robert Combs (Tulsa) took first place. Makenzee Rader (Sand Springs) placed second and Alyssa Jason (Berryhill) placed third.

Troy Dixon, an Oklahoman National Guardsman from Sand Springs, entertained the crowd with a pair of classic Frank Sinatra songs. Ali Ellison (Cleveland) performed Miley Cyrus’s “Wrecking Ball.” Roger Rister (Glenpool) gave a soulful rendition of “Long Black Train” by Josh Turner.

One of the most unique performances of the concert series was from Bulgarian native Mariana Rankin. Rankin performed an original a cappella song in her native tongue about her life growing up in an orphanage.

Miscee Smith, Heather Rogers, and Kimberly Bullard advanced from the first concert. Miscee and Dennis Smith performed as a duo in August, but only Miscee will be competing in the finals.

Alohilani Mayor, Bryanna Swan, and Mylin Gipson advanced from the second event. Gracee Shriver placed second in September but dropped out and Gipson was named as alternate. Combs was the only man to earn a top three-spot during the series.

All nine finalists will compete on November 24th prior to the Sand Springs Small Business Coalition’s Second Annual Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony. Festivities will begin at noon and the vocal contest will go from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Sand Springs shaping up to be North Pole 2.0 with extensive Christmas festivities

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The 2018 holiday season is shaping up to be the best in Sand Springs history as new attractions join together with improved existing festivities. The town is well on its way to becoming a holiday destination for tourists across the region.

The Second Annual Snapped in Sand Springs event will run November 9th through December 29th. Dozens of businesses, churches, and organizations around Sand Springs will be setting up holiday-themed photo booths for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Some will be indoors, most will be outdoors, and everyone is welcome to stop by and take selfies or family photos.

On Saturday, November 24th the Sand Springs Small Business Coalition will hold their Second Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in the downtown Triangle District. Last year the event drew more than a thousand visitors as the city officially kick-started the holiday season with caroling, food trucks, and special holiday hours at the local businesses.

This year the Christmas Tree Lighting will be held at the finale of the Inaugural Sand Springs Sings vocal competition. The SSSBC will hold its third and final preliminary qualifier on Tuesday, October 2nd and the top three placers will advance to the November finals.

The Festival of Lights Christmas Parade will be held on Friday, November 30th in downtown and will feature Food Network star Kerry Vincent as Grand Marshall. The theme of the parade is “Christmas is the Sweetest Season of All.” Vincent was a judge on Food Network Challenge and has hosted multiple specials for the network as a master of sugar art. She founded and directs the Oklahoma Sugar Art Show every year, which is the largest judged sugar art show in the United States.

Prior to the parade, the Chamber will be lighting up all of the buildings in the downtown area with lights purchased through donations from Webco Industries, BancFirst, and the City of Sand Springs. Those lights will remain up through January 1st. The City is also donating a massive tree harvested from the Keystone Ancient Forest.

Last year Rod’s Books and Relics hosted their first Christmas Parade of Books, featuring several local authors at lighted tables along Second Street during the parade. The event has yet to be confirmed for 2018, but organizers are expected to announce a decision in the near future.

For the first time ever, the Chamber will also be hosting festivities through the entire parade weekend. “Hometown Holiday: A Christmas Celebration” will run Saturday December 1st from noon to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. The event will feature choirs, bands, plays, children’s activities, carriage rides and more.

The Public Service Company of Oklahoma is donating the funds for a Santa Cottage and Tulsa Technology Center’s Sand Springs Campus will be constructing it so kids can tell Santa their Christmas wish list! There will also be a handful of Christmas characters in full costume wandering the area for photo opportunities.

A church tent will be available for local churches to host children’s activities throughout the weekend. Churches can host three-hour blocks of activities. Any club or group will be welcome to set up a free fundraising booth during the event. The Chamber is also open to community suggestions for other events and attractions.

Sandite Pride News will be sponsoring our Second Annual Christmas Light Contest throughout the holiday season. We will be recognizing the best home and best business in the Sand Springs area.

Finally, the internationally-acclaimed Blue Dog art exhibit by George Rodriguez will be making its Oklahoma debut at the Sand Springs Cultural and Historical Museum from November 17th throughout the holiday season.

For more information on the Christmas Parade and Christmas Celebration, visit the Chamber of Commerce website at https://sandspringschamber.com/. Applications for Snapped in Sand Springs, the parade, and Hometown Holiday can be found at that link.

Sand Springs Salvation Army celebrates 40 years of doing the most good

Sand Springs Mayor Mike Burdge and the Sand Springs City Council presented the Sand Springs Salvation Army Corps with a Mayoral Proclamation Monday evening, recognizing their forty year anniversary at their current location. Read the full text of the proclamation below. 

 “Whereas, the mission of the Salvation Army is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination; and

“Whereas, the Salvation Army helped found the Sand Springs Home and the Widow’s Colony in 1911; and

“Whereas, the Salvation Army opened a Home and Hospital for Unwed Mothers in Sand Springs in 1928; and

“Whereas, in 1930, a Salvation Army Corps opened in Sand Springs with the generous assistance of founder, Charles Page, and former Salvation Army pioneer Captain B. F. Breeding; and

“Whereas, the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence; and

“Whereas, in the 1970’s the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs began to flourish and grow in Sand Springs and

“Whereas, on September 24, 1978, the Sand Springs Salvation Army Corps Community Center, in memory of Charles Page, opened its doors for the first time; and

“Whereas, the Salvation Army in Sand Springs is now celebrating 40 years in its present location on 129th W. Ave; and

“Now, therefore, I, Mike Burdge, as Mayor of the City of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, and on behalf of the City Council of the City of Sand Springs, Oklahoma, do hereby recognize and celebrate a long history of meeting the needs of our children and citizens in partnership together with the Salvation Army.

“Dated this 24th day of September, 2018.”

Sand Springs Fire Department unveils new state of the art facility in Prattville

The City of Sand Springs held a grand opening ceremony for their new Fire Station 2 facility Saturday afternoon in Prattville. The station is located at 4347 South 113th Avenue West.

HillSpring Church Pastor Brent Kellogg provided a blessing for the building and several key government officials attended and spoke at the ceremony.

The building replaced an older facility on the same location. The previous building was a sort of Frankenstein’s Monster, having been remodeled and expanded several times over the decades. The roof leaked, the quarters were small, there was only one communal bathroom, and the fire trucks couldn’t even get in and out anytime there was snow on the ground. The project was funded by an October 2015 sales tax initiative.

“It’s just a building at the end of the day, but it represents one heck of a fire department,” said former International Association of Fire Chiefs President Thomas Jenkins, who headed the Sand Springs department before current Chief Mike Wood.

“The building behind me is probably the most significant investment in public safety in this community in about three decades,” said Jenkins. It will only hold that honor for a few months, however, as the new Billie A. Hall Public Safety Center is currently under construction north of the river. That building will house the City’s police and fire departments, as well as municipal courts.

According to Wood, the $1.66 million facility was completed $22,000 under budget. The building is only 640 square feet bigger than the old facility, but the layout is purpose-built and single story.

This Week in Sand Springs (9/23 - 9/30/18)

Monday

  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sandite Varsity Dance Mini Clinic.

    • Clyde Boyd Middle School
      305 West 35th Street

    • See attached poster for more information.

  • 5:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Softball vs. Stillwater

    • Couch Park
      800 East 12th Avenue
      Stillwater, OK 74074

  • 7:00 p.m. City Council meeting.

Tuesday

  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sandite Varsity Dance Mini Clinic.

    • Clyde Boyd Middle School
      305 West 35th Street

    • See attached poster for more information.

  • 5:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Softball vs. Collinsville.

    • Collinsville High School
      2400 West Broadway
      Collinsville, OK 74021

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Open Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 6:15 p.m. Lady Sandite Volleyball vs. Bixby.

    • Ed Dubie Fieldhouse
      600 North Adams Road

Wednesday

  • 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sandite Varsity Dance Mini Clinic.

    • Clyde Boyd Middle School
      305 West 35th Street

    • See attached poster for more information.

Thursday

  • 5:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Softball vs. Oologah.

    • Sandite Softball Complex
      408 West 55th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Open Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 6:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Volleyball vs. Claremore.

    • Ed Dubie Fieldhouse
      600 North Adams Road

Friday

  • 7:00 p.m. Sandite Football vs. Muskogee.

    • Memorial Stadium
      600 North Adams Road

Saturday


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Sam Shook wins inaugural SalsaFest at OkieSpice & Trade Co.

OkieSpice & Trade Co. held their inaugural SalsaFest Saturday in Sand Springs and the event was a big success according to business owner Kim Zieg.

The event featured local craft, spice, and salsa vendors, as well as a homemade salsa making competition. Sam Shook took top prize in the salsa competition out of a field of 24. According to Zieg only a handful of the competitors were local and most traveled from out of town to participate.

“We exposed most to this area for the first time,” said Zieg. “Customers loved the event and the store. Our vendors were well pleased with their day and we had more entries than we could have hoped for!” She says the store plans to bring the festivities back next year.

OkieSpice opened in November of 2017 and have already made a big effort to be involved in the local community. In April they held their inaugural Westival event to coincide with the 29th Annual Herbal Affair and Festival. They are located at 501 West 2nd Street just west of downtown.

This Week in Sand Springs (9/16 - 9/23/18)

Monday

Tuesday

  • 7:30 Breakfast with County Commissioner Karen Keith.

    • Crescent Cafe
      3417 South 113th West Avenue

  • 5:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Softball vs. Stillwater.

    • Sandite Softball Complex
      408 West 55th Street

  • 6:00 p.m. Museum Trust Authority Meeting.

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Open Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 6:30 p.m. Lady Sandite Volleyball vs. Owasso.

    • Owasso High School
      12901 East 86th Street North
      Owasso, OK 74055

Wednesday

Thursday

  • 8:30 a.m. SPUR Model: Facilitator Training Workshop

    • Tulsa Boys Home
      2727 South 137th West Avenue

  • 6:00 p.m. BINGO

    • American Legion - Billie A. Hall Post 17
      500 North Main Street

  • 6:00 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Open Wrestling Practice.

    • Charles Page High School
      500 North Adams Road

  • 6:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Volleyball vs. Cascia Hall.

    • Cascia Hall Preparatory School
      2520 South Yorktown Avenue
      Tulsa, OK 74114

  • 6:30 p.m. Lady Sandite Softball vs. Broken Arrow.

    • Broken Arrow High School
      1901 East Albany Street
      Broken Arrow, OK 74012

Friday

  • 8:30 a.m. SPUR Model: Facilitator Training Workshop

    • Tulsa Boys Home
      2727 South 137th West Avenue

  • 1:30 p.m. Lady Sandite Softball vs. Choctaw.

    • Edmond North High School
      215 West Danforth Road
      Edmond, OK 73003

  • 5:00 p.m. Lady Sandite Softball vs. Yukon.

    • Lawson Softball Complex
      2501 East Memorial Road
      Edmond, OK 73013

  • 7:30 p.m. Sandite Football vs. Shawnee.

Saturday

  • 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Open Hike Day.

    • Keystone Ancient Forest
      160 Ancient Forest Drive

  • 9:00 a.m. Lady Sandite Softball vs. Newcastle.

    • Lawson Softball Complex
      2501 East Memorial Road
      Edmond, OK 73013

  • 12:30 a.m. Lady Sandite Softball vs. Deer Creek.

    • Edmond North High School
      215 West Danforth Road
      Edmond, OK 73003

  • 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Fire Station No. 2 Grand Opening.

  • 6:30 p.m. Edmond Tournament Championship Game

    • Lawson Softball Complex
      2501 East Memorial Road
      Edmond, OK 73013


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City of Sand Springs to host Fire Station Grand Opening Saturday

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Sand Springs, OK - The City of Sand Springs Fire Department will host a Grand Opening celebration of the newly constructed Fire Station No. 2 on Saturday, September 22. This event will take place at 4201 South 113th W. Avenue in Sand Springs, beginning with a presentation and speakers at 12 noon followed by a ribbon cutting at approximately 12:45 p.m. Members of the media and the general public are invited to attend.

Following those ceremonies, the public is invited to enjoy tours of the new fire station, FREE hot dogs and children’s activities (including inflatables) at the station until 4 p.m. Fire Chief Mike Wood and his staff are excited to share this state of the art public facility and invites families to meet their neighborhood firefighter.

“We’re looking forward to meeting some of the citizens of Sand Springs again to not only share with them our appreciation for their support of this new facility, but to also offer tours of the station and meet some of our firefighters,” stated Chief Wood.

The new facility was funded through a Sand Springs Public Safety Tax, which dedicates funding support for facilities such as the new fire station but also for critical equipment for both police and fire. With public improvements such at this, the City continues to demonstrate its commitment to investing in the community and improving public safety.

“Fire stations like these only come along once every few decades for any community”, stated City Manager Elizabeth Gray, “and we are eager to show the citizens the results of their support and the well thought out professional design and construction that went into this new facility. We’re pleased to show them the added safety value for surrounding neighborhoods and the larger Sand Springs community.”

Sand Springs Fire Department staff moved into the facility on July 23 and began operations there immediately. The older station was demolished shortly afterwards.