Three generations ago around 1949, Walt Bower’s Grandpa, the manager of the gas station at Northwest 10th and North Ann Arbor, bought the land northeast and southeast of his gas station.  Over the years, he started several more businesses including a welding company, an excavation company, and a dune buggy manufacturing business.  Each of these…

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For over 47 years people of all ages have indicated their “happy place” is in the WesTen District.  You may have driven by this place a hundred (maybe a thousand) times and never been inside but it has hosted a wedding reception, lots of baby showers, a recent 50th birthday party, many 1st birthday parties,…

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There are some beautiful trees in the 7500 block of Melrose Lane that have been surrounded by debris and junk piles for over a year.  Now, those piles are gone, and the fields are just greenery and trees because of a proactive London Square Apartment manager and her regional manager.  After unsuccessful attempts to have…

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The WesTen District has had at least one movie theater over the years, but we don’t think there has ever been a drive-in movie option; that is, until now! Thanks to Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City, residents can get one of the free 92 spots to see a family friendly movie on the university’s campus at…

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Chuck House may not have been the first restaurant from the Thurber family, but it is the one with the most longevity.  Beginning with the first location in Edmond across the street from what is now the University of Central Oklahoma, they moved to Northwest 10th Street on December 20, 1978.  In 2009, they opened…

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Liberia, Iraq, Kenya, Morocco, Jordan, Mexico, and Iran will have representation through the 16 individuals represented on Sunday morning, July 26th at The Fellowship* at a ceremony celebrating their new U. S. A. citizenship. The speaker is Dr. Jim Cooper, district superintendent of the Southwest District Church of the Nazarene.  Each of these individuals used…

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Portland Avenue was a dirt road in 1934 and houses were sparse, but Oklahoma City was growing northwest, and a group of Baptists decided to start a church in a home around North 13th on that dirt road. As the group grew, they needed a place to gather and worship and built their first church…

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Jeff and Rebekah Ebbs love lawns and landscaping.  As a personal labor of love, Jeff planted and nurtures palm trees at work and home because Rebekah is really a “beach girl.” Another labor of love was creating Urban Lawn & Landscape in 2007, becoming a WesTen business a year later.  Some of their favorite projects…

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A WesTen Pioneer Woman Minnie could be considered a WesTen Business “pioneer woman.”  Starting out her career in a Kansas aircraft assembly line in support of World War II, she then moved to Oklahoma City and opened a café where she met her husband, Fred.  Continuing with their mutual entrepreneurial spirit, they opened a business…

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In the United States, having a voice in the process of our government is an extraordinary Bright Spot.  It has just been announced that the OKC City Council Meeting will be held virtually on Tuesday, June 16 at 8:30AM.  If you would like to sign up to speak at the meeting you can call (405.297.23921),…

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