What a Guy!!

WHAT A GUY!! By Ron Page It was the big football showdown between two powerhouse teams, Putnam City and John Marshall. The thing is, Putnam City had a receiver who went on to a big time record-setting professional career in the NFL. But John Marshall had an All-Conference defensive back who had frustrated receivers all […]

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Three Paydays and Faux Ailments – Larry Edwards

Three Paydays & Faux Ailments  Larry Edwards Some time ago Rick Vermillion told me that I “ate like a seventeen year old.” Since I was in the midst of eating a Frito-chili pie at the time, it was hard to argue with Rick. Further proof of this ailment, Adolescent Eating Disorder or AED, is evidenced […]

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Mike Knopp -The Boys in our Boats

“The Boys and Girls in Our Boats” Mike Knopp Over the past couple of years many of you have approached me and asked if I have read The Boys in the Boat. This book has captivated so many people for its stirring portrayal of the true story of working class young men who took successfully […]

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Barney Semtner – Reflections

Being a Rotarian for over 38 years, I have seen some really terrific programs. We have had Governors, Senators and US Cabinet Secretaries speak to Club 29 over the years. We have had great entrepreneurs speak about the businesses they created. We have seen military leaders who serve or served their country heroically. Many religious […]

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Good Manners – Leonard Sullivan

Rotary Reflections Leonard Sullivan “GOOD MANNERS” Why are good manners, etiquette, and common courtesy disappearing from our society? My mother called these “proper upbringing” and most people with “proper upbringing” exhibited these traits. I have encouraged my grandsons to stand when an adult enters the room. How often do you see adults and young people […]

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A Life Well Lived – Susan McVey

Rotary Reflections “A Life Well Lived” In April, we celebrated my father-in-law Bill King’s 90th birthday. Born on a ranch between Ft. Worth and Wichita Falls Bill lived through the Depression, serving in the infantry in World War II with one hundred days in combat in George Patton’s Third Army, has been married three times, […]

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Education Reform: Part II – Bart Binning, Ed.D.

Education Reform: Part II — Suggestions to the Legislature – Bart Binning, Ed.D. The weekly Thursday Morning Club 29 Breakfast meeting has had, over the past 5 months, about ½ of their topics involving education reform. The impetus for much of the discussion was from an earlier series on economic development with a conclusion that […]

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Education Reform: Part 1 – Bart Binning, Ed.D.

Education Reform: Part 1 — Reflections and Analysis – Bart Binning, Ed.D. The weekly Thursday Morning Club 29 Breakfast meeting has had, over the past 5 months, about ½ of their topics involving education reform. The impetus for some of the discussion was from an earlier series on economic development with a conclusion that the […]

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Equal Pay for Equal Work – Stan Hupfeld

I watched Hillary Clinton proclaim victory in the New York primary. Her supporters were ecstatic. Her biggest applause line was her call for equal pay for women. Who could be against equal pay for women? But let’s be very clear when we hear her speak about equal pay for women we are not talking about […]

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Historical Negationism – Losing the Human Identity Dick Hefton

HISTORICAL NEGATIONISM– LOSING THE HUMAN IDENTITY – Rotary Reflections by Dick Hefton Islamic terrorists are not only murdering masses of humanity in the world today, they are beheading historic icons and systematically destroying the remains of the dawn of civilization. Another tragedy of monumental proportions is underway in the Middle East which is critical to […]

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Overcoming Adversity – John Frost

Overcoming Adversity Rotary Reflections by John A. Frost In light of current events, my thoughts have turned to choices when confronted with adversity. Eyes adjust quickly to darkness making it awkward, even painful, to look at light. Sometimes it is easier to see the darkness around us rather than focus on the light. But it […]

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Reflections – The Primary Effect – Larry Edwards

“The Primary Effect” By Larry G. Edwards In a recent issue of This Week magazine Robert Samuelson from The Washington Post penned an article entitled “Bring Back the Party Bosses.” Lately, as the national primary season rolls on, I have been thinking about the same issue. As most of us remember from our American Government […]

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