John Michael Williams – Unofficial historian of Capitol Hill

John Michael Williams became intrigued with the history of Capitol Hill and South Oklahoma City some 20 years ago and has been researching and speaking about its history ever since. He has been called the ‘unofficial historian of Capitol Hill.’ He is the president of the law firm of Williams, Box, Forshee & Bullard, concentrating […]

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2018-19 Rotary Officers and Directors

PRESIDENT PRESIDENT-ELECT SECRETARY TREASURER ASSISTANT TREASURER SERGEANT-AT-ARMS ROTARY FOUNDATION DIRECTOR DIRECTORS – 1 year Directors – 2 years   PAST PRESIDENT PRESIDENTIAL ADVISORS

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Higher Education: The Great Equalizer

Higher Education: The Great Equalizer Fred Morgan, President and CEO, The State Chamber of Oklahoma For me, the holiday season and the end of the year are always a period of reflection and a time to be thankful. This year, I read “Hillbilly Elegy” by J. D. Vance, the poignant story of one person’s escape […]

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Talita deNegri – Mount St. Marys

The Story of Mount St. Mary Catholic High School Talita DeNegri In 1884, five Sisters of Mercy, at the request of Bishop Theophile Meerschaert, traveled to what was then known as Indian Territory to establish a school for young ladies at the Sacred Heart Mission near Shawnee. When fire destroyed the school in 1901, the […]

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Teachers hold the future – Pause to be Thankful- Mary Melon

We Pause to be Thankful – Mary Melon As we finish Thanksgiving and continue through the holiday season, it is important to reflect on all the things we have to be grateful for. Being grateful for family, friends and health are top of the list for most people. Being grateful for the dedication of those […]

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Lessons from the Next Generation – BJ Glover

“Trading Lessons with the Next Generation” We’ve all heard and read about the “Millennials.” They’re called the “new breed of worker,” among other things, and often are described in the most unflattering terms. Many of us “mature” professionals believe there’s a lot we could teach them, if they were willing to learn from us. The […]

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12 Amazing Facts you didn’t know about your own state

12 Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Own State! – Ted Streuli I get sucked into things. Often, they are mindless wastes of time. I noticed, for example that I am a sucker for every online come-on that says something like, “17 things you didn’t know about spaghetti.” Or “Five foods you should never […]

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Elizabeth Gray – OKC Broadway

“Civic Center Foundation and OKC Broadway” Elizabeth Gray is the Executive Director of the Civic Center Foundation. She was appointed to the Foundation Board of Directors by Mayor Cornett in 2012 and transitioned to Executive Director in 2015. Prior to the Civic Center Foundation, she was the Director of Corporate Operations for Walters Power International, […]

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Reflections on a Street Car – Dick Hefton

REFLECTIONS ON A STREET CAR – Dick Hefton Most of you people who still believe computers are here to stay would probably bet the farm you’d never see another street car rolling down an Oklahoma City thoroughfare after they disappeared over 50 years ago. That is assuming you ever knew this city once had a […]

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Rotary: A New Perspective

Rotary: A New Perspective  by Laura Garrett Membership recruitment is an issue in all civic groups these days and Rotary is no exception. When most clubs talk about adding new members, the emphasis is on younger generations. A new movement in our district has taken the opposite approach. The Edmond Rotary Club in partnership with […]

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