Archive for December, 2013

Next Meeting: January 15th

by Cary Nalley

Ok time to get serious! Next reunion planning meeting will be Wednesday Jan 15th at 7pm at The Rib Crib at 81st & Yale. We’d love to see some new(?) faces!

A long chapter in Tulsa’s history is coming to an end. Steve’s Sundry, Books & Magazines began offering its last worldly possessions for sale on Saturday, marking the end of a well-lived life that enriched the lives and minds of thousands of Tulsans dating back to the Truman administration.

When store owner Joanie Stephenson unlocked the door at 10 a.m. Saturday, a lengthy line of customers had formed outside the business, which has been a Tulsa institution since 1947. It has been at 2612 S. Harvard Ave. since 1958. …

Stephenson, the daughter-in-law of store founder Steve Stephenson, who died in 2011, said changes in the publishing industry, a decrease in the number of magazines being printed since the 2008 recession and the rise of e-books were among the factors that made it increasingly hard to stay in business. She said a 2 1/2-year attempt to sell the business proved unsuccessful because “nobody wanted to work this hard for so little money.”

Tulsa World, December 29, 2013

Lost and Found Committee

By Heidi Nelson

The next Lost and Found committee are meeting at Monterey’s at 17th and Sheridan in Tulsa on Saturday, December 14th at 2:30 PM. Anyone interested in helping on this committee is enthusiastically invited! Even if you can’t make the meeting, or live out of town, you can still help. I have printed postcards for mailing, posting on bulletin boards or handing out. Let me know how many you need and I will get them to you. The more volunteers we have, the easier this task will be. Thank you to those who have already come aboard. We appreciate you so much!! I look forward to seeing you next weekend.