Bringing Wood Back from the Dead

As a Chickasaw citizen, master refinisher, and artist, Richard Thomas has focused his work on weapons and sculpture as well as conservation and preservation of the original wood finishes. In some ways, he brings wood back from the dead. As a WesTen business for over 37 years, he continues his work on all styles of…

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Tree Planting Celebration

WesTen is celebrating the planting of 18 new trees–in Meadowbrook and Harlow Parks.  Oklahoma City Community Foundation (OCCF) and Hilldale students joined the celebration with the Harlow Park history, Dr. Seuss, and information on the tree canopy.  Shout out THANKS to OCCF, Urban Lawn & Landscape, and Smith Farm & Garden.

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We All Need Hope

OSU-OKC has brought two relatively new bright spots to the WesTen District with the launch of the Center for Social Innovation and the program’s senior director, Ariel Beasley. The Center’s signature program is Growing Hope which guides participants through an intensive, 16-week schedule utilizing a hope-based curriculum that helps identify life goals, career pathways, and…

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Neighbors helping Neighbors

Homelessness and homeless camps are a complicated social issue and Oklahoma City is fortunate to have great service providers for this population.  In the WesTen District there have been challenges with homeless camps that are illegally situated and causing significant negative issues for surrounding homes and businesses. In a such recent scenario, one business got…

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Investing in Our Community

Did you know that OKC Ward 3 has been the home of the two longest consecutively serving OKC Council Members?  Jack Cornett’s day job was running the family meat packing plant, but he made it his business to work for the people after he was elected in 1977. Staying in office until 2001 to become a County…

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Left speechless..

Have you ever received a gift that left you speechless?  Castle Falls Restaurant & Venue’s proprietor Amy Rollins posted this in their social media.  Let’s remember to be grateful for the blessings and always look for a way to leave someone speechless with an extraordinary gift.

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You can be an INFORMED Voter!

OKC Council Candidate Meetings for Ward 1 and Ward 3 elections will be hosted by the WesTen and Windsor Districts in January 2021.  The town hall format will be on Saturday, January 16 at Reaching Our City for Ward 1 and January 23 at Portland Ave Baptist Church for Ward 3, both at 11AM-12Noon. The…

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You can’t cancel Santa…

Cancellation after cancellation happened this year but you just can’t cancel Santa…..especially at Buchanan Elementary School where Portland Avenue Baptist Church, made sure that Santa had his annual visit. For two hours every school family drove through the school circle to receive a gift bag that included a book and other special holiday goodies from…

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Anything good happen in WesTen in 2020?

Even with all the challenges in the country right now, the WesTen District is grateful for so many things, such as: The faithful community board that continues to work to improve our area The many legacy (long term) businesses The new LED streetlights along Northwest 10th Street enhancing security Tyler Media providing WesTen signage The…

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Jesse Chisholm our neighbor?

Council Grove which is historically 3 square miles within the WesTen District has many stories and one of them involves Jesse Chisholm.  Yes, the Chisholm who the Chisholm Trail is named after.  Chisholm’s trading post was in the general area of the northwest corner of Overholser Drive and Northwest 10th (right by the light).  A…

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