The Pigeon Pie Episode – Ron Page

The Pigeon Pie Episode By Ron Page Reynolds Church and its parsonage lie far out in farm country surrounded by a flat and featureless plain – black soil in the spring, tall green corn in the summer, turning to brown stalks before harvest in the fall, and often white with snow in the winter. Situated […]

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Childhood Memories Turn to Donuts

Dr. Laura Garrett Childhood Memories Turn to Donuts Over the years I have kept an eye on the old bank property on the corner of Dewey and 23rd Street. I have great memories of the bank because my father was the President of Mutual Federal Savings and Loan whose headquarters was located there for many […]

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Job Interview – 1958 – Leonard Sullivan

JOB INTERVIEW 1958 Leonard Sullivan There was a must have book for those planning to graduate from college in 1958 and seeking that first job interview. I still have the book “Career for the College Man-1958”. The book contained a brief synopsis of most regional, national and International companies. Two things vividly show changes in […]

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Criminal Justice Advisory Council

OKLAHOMA COUNTY CRIMINAL JUSTICE ADVISORY COUNCIL – Roy Williams In 2015 the Oklahoma County Commissioners were facing a crisis situation relative to the ever growing and highest ever county jail population of approximately 2,600 on a daily basis. The 1,250 bed facility was vastly overcrowded and the United States Department of Justice had cited over […]

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Grateful Attitude 2018 – Lauren Branch

Grateful Attitude- 2018 – Lauren Branch Every year seems to go by just a little bit faster than the year before, and for me, this past year was no exception. Days quickly turned into weeks, and weeks morphed into months. Before I knew it, I was looking at 2017 in my rear-view mirror and preparing […]

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Lessons from being a clown

Lessons from being a Clown – Ted Streuli About every third icebreaker someone asks for a self-fact that the others in the group don’t know. Thankfully, that is not a Rotary tradition. But it happens enough that I have a few default answers: I shave with a mug and brush and an old school safety […]

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The Last Frontier

The Last Frontier by Pat Rooney “An orgy of graft and exploitation,” Indian Rights Association, 1924. While this quote does not exactly sum up David Grann’s new book Killers of the Flower Moon it is not far off the mark. In this well written and documented book, Grann delves into the early sordid boom town […]

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Two Systemic State Problems – Bart Binning, Ed.D.

Two Systemic State Problems (and potential solutions) by: Bart Binning, Ed.D. By this time in the State’s history, it should be apparent that there are systemic problems in governance.  At the state level, I would point to two issues, and suggest solutions:   We have a system that encourages the election of politicians, and discourages […]

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Advent – Think of those less fortunate – Rick Stansberry

Advent – a time to think of those less Fortunate – Rick Stansberry This is an exciting and yet busy time of the year. For those of us who are of the Christian faith, we are in the Season of Advent, which is the four weeks prior to Christmas. This year’s Advent season is the […]

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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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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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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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