The Lone Poppy

  The Lone Poppy by Phil G. Busey, Sr. Founder and CEO The Busey Group of Companies and DRG   The red poppy stood alone in a broad expanse of green behind Omaha Beach in Normandy. Alone, on the sight of the horrific battles on D-Day, June 6th, 1944 where so many young Americans fought, […]

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More Economic Development Opportunities for Okla. City in Store for 2020

More Economic Development Opportunities for Oklahoma City in Store for 2020 By Cathy O’Connor, president of The Alliance for Economic Development of Oklahoma City. The beginning of a new year gives us the opportunity to look ahead to upcoming projects and their potential impact on our city. And thanks to Oklahoma City residents, the passage […]

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New Decade, New opportunities for Rotary to impact change

New decade, new opportunities for Rotary to impact change by Cindy Allen We’re entering 2020 and a brand-new decade! The New Year is always an exciting time to renew focus on issues and projects that are dear to us. Ushering in a new decade is an even greater opportunity to pledge to set goals and […]

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We need you Mister Rogers?

We need you Mister Rogers? by Russell Ray In a world of deepening political, racial and generational divide, a movie about Fred Rogers, the man who preached love, kindness and understanding on a television show that reached millions of children, is the reminder we all need to see each other as neighbors, not adversaries. We […]

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Comfort and Joy

Comfort and joy. by Emily Lang That’s my mantra this holiday season, and I’m finding it all around me. There’s the obvious comfort that comes from the love of family and friends, and the joy I take from bearing witness to a holiday season of firsts for my youngest nephews. There’s the joy of holiday […]

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Panama and the Joys of Rotary

Panama and the Joys of Rotary – Dennis Shockley In 2017 my wife Janet and I attended the Rotary International Convention in Atlanta. While there I met and visited with the then President of the Panama City, Panama Rotary Club, Jovito Salceda. Many of you may recall Club 29 partnered with their club on a […]

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Keep the clichés on Thanksgiving table

Keep the clichés on Thanksgiving table by Ted Streuli It would be fun to eavesdrop on other people’s Thanksgiving dinners. Someone always suggests that you go around the table and tell others what you’re thankful for, a tradition that no one at the table is thankful for in the slightest. One year, we tried to […]

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Rotary Reflections – John F. Kennedy

Rotary Reflections – John F. Kennedy By Tim Berney   The entryway table in the house I grew up in was more like a fancy cabinet. I recall the first time that I opened the doors to it when I was about six years old. Inside the dark chamber, wrapped in light blue plastic similar to […]

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Reflections on the Road

REFLECTIONS ON THE ROAD Paul Moore   The first time I retired was in May 2012.  We were living in Los Angeles, and I had completed 41 years as an executive with the Boy Scouts of America.  I had been diagnosed with an extremely rare illness that was life-threatening, and I knew that to fight […]

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Rotary Club 29 President and Okla. Hall of Famer

A ROTARY #29 PRESIDENT, the ONLY TWO – TIME “OKLAHOMA HALL OF FAMER!” Walter M. Harrison was our thirteenth president, (1922-23). “Skipper,” as he was known fondly in news circles nationally, and in what would come to be thirty-years editor of the Daily Oklahoman & Times, which made him an easy choice for the fledgling […]

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One Gracious Act

One Gracious Act by Ted Streuli I can be a little old school when it comes to media. I read The New York Times online, as well as The Oklahoman, The Journal Record, The Atlantic, The New Yorker and The Edmond Sun, but I also read the Sun in print. And while I read Presbyterians […]

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Laissez-faire

Laissez-faire by John Frost It seems the country is suffering an identity crisis when it comes to economics.  What kind of economic system do we have?  What should we have?  What are the choices worldwide?  What has worked and what has failed?  I think I am safe in saying that no one economic system is […]

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