Tulsa Today: An Annual Dodgeball Tournament to Black Friday Protests

From Hostess workers given an ultimatum to an annual charity dodgeball tournament occurring at a Jenks school, here's a rundown of what's going on in the Tulsa area this Thursday.

As always, follow for full-length coverage on larger stories occurring in the area, state and nation. The following events are just some of those happening Thursday with updates posted throughout the morning as we send out crews and reporters to stories we're working on for our evening newscasts.

Tulsa: City of Tulsa officials are announcing Nov. 15 as Tulsa Recycles Day. Mayor Dewey Bartlett and other representatives from the city's new residential refuse and recycling program will recognize project milestones and key participants during the event. The announcement will take place at American Waste Control's Tulsa Recycling and Transfer facility located at 1150 North Peoria.

Jenks: The High School's DECA will sponsor its sixth annual Charity Dodgeball Tournament for the Jenks Community Food Bank. Classes attending the tournament had to collect a minimum
of 30 cans per class, according to their press release. This year over 1,100 items were collected, bringing a six year total to over 21,000 items. The tournament took place this morning at the high school's gym.

Rogers County: We're following up on a case of a Claremore woman who recruited underaged girls to have sex with her nephew. The woman is being charged with three counts, including enabling child sex abuse and furnishing an alcoholic beverage to an underaged person. We'll have more on this case right here on

Tulsa: Hostess workers with the Local 65 Baker's Union have until this afternoon to return to work or the company will liquidate their jobs. The company recently filed for bankruptcy. And in the process cut pay by 8% across the board, decreased health benefits and cut pensions. Stay with Channel 8 as Caitlin Alexander follows up with this story tonight.

Black Friday: Walmart store and warehouse workers across the nation are protesting one of the busiest shopping days of the year because they are being forced to miss Thanksgiving because of early sales. A press call will be held addressing their grievances after noon on Nov. 15.

Miami: The Wyandotte Nation will hold funeral services for Chief Leaford Bearskin, who passed away on Nov. 9. The funeral will begin at 10 a.m. Nov. 15th at Bearskin Wellness Center Gym.

Claremore: Freedom Week continues at the high school as students film a lip sync video. Our entire student body will be dressed in red, white and blue and will be singing the National Anthem.

Downto The Eastern Oklahoma chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will honor four Tulsans on Nov. 15 for their commitment and passion for philanthropy. A luncheon will be held in their honor at the DoubleTree Hotel, according to the release. The event will begin at 11:45 a.m.

Miami: The Chamber of Commerce wants to remind those who plan on taking part in their annual Christmas parade that final registration is Friday. This year's theme is "A Caroling Christmas" and all those interested can take part by decorating a float or vehicle.