Jim’s Place

Jim’s Place By Ted Streuli As a child, if your best friend’s mother speaks to you, some completely uncontrollable set of neurons fires off and turns you into the world’s most polite child. When you grow up you discover a whole new set of neurons firing about the time the love of your life finishes […]

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Covid, Competition, and Community

Covid, Competition, and Community By: Brad Poarch, CEO Cory’s Audio Visual Like many, the live events & entertainment industries have experienced a catastrophic 2020, as a result of COVID-19. From sporting events, concerts, and theatre productions, to weddings, fundraising galas, and meetings, the events world completely shut down. The cancellation of events has generated widespread […]

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Learning from Each Other

Learning from Each Other by Terri Watkins Do you ever talk to people? I don’t mean people you know or in the next office, I mean total strangers. I think I come by it courtesy of my mother who would complain that I would talk to a light pole if it swayed a little bit. […]

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Tribal Boundary Confusion an Old Issue

“Tribal Boundary Confusion an Old Issue” by Dick Hefton For all the current turmoil over whether Indian tribal boundaries were erased when Oklahoma became a state in 1907, questions and confusion over criminal and civil jurisdiction had waged from the times of the Indian removal from their eastern homelands to western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma, […]

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Together In An Uncertain Time – We Have your Back

TOGETHER IN AN UNCERTAIN TIME- WE HAVE YOUR BACK Phil G. Busey, Sr. Founder & CEO, DRG and the Busey Group of Companies   In the uncertainty of a healthcare, economic and social crisis it is imperative as employees, business owners,executives,professional’s, citizen’s, neighbors and Rotarians we are learning together to navigate rough waters. The issues are complex and […]

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The Medicine Cabinet

The Medicine Cabinet by Leonard Sullivan In years past the “medicine cabinet” was a small white box over the bathroom sink.  Usually there was a mirror on the door and inside were two or three shelves.   In some cabinets the bottom shelf was tall enough to allow for a glass for toothbrush storage, bottles of […]

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Spanish Flu Pandemic

Spanish Flu Pandemic by Drew Edmondson It appears that the “Spanish Flu” pandemic of 1918 may have begun just north of Turpin, Oklahoma, on Highway 83, in Haskell County, Kansas. As Rotarians do their part by social distancing, wearing face coverings not so much to protect themselves but to protect each other, and wait for […]

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Heroes in the time of Covid

Heroes in the Time of Covid by Janet Peery During the last six months with COVID-19, most of us have had to revisit how we do business – from home or office, how we travel, interact with others and so much more. Suddenly, we have been thrust into an unknown territory of a pandemic, traversing […]

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Memory Challenge by Paul Moore

MEMORY CHALLENGE by Paul Moore We have this great new Senior Pastor at our church. He’s younger than either of my kids, so I figured a lot of things would be different from what I’m used to. One of the first things I learned is that he expects us to memorize scripture. I have a […]

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I’ll Take a Manhattan

I’ll Take a Manhattan By Ted Streuli I attended another funeral last week. This one was in a modern Baptist church in Mustang, where we sat in high-backed, soft-cushioned chairs that would make air travelers and symphony-goers covetous. It was stadium seating for Jesus, and the chairs rocked to help the faithful move with the […]

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What will the New Normal be like?

What will the New Normal be like? What will the future of business be, post-COVID? Bart Binning, Ed. D. Those responsible for predicting the future now recognize that yesterday’s predictions of the future will be much different than tomorrow’s perception of the future because of two important factors: 1) Learning Curve Compression – because of […]

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Hoisting the Flag of Leadership in Everyday Life

Hoisting the Flag of Leadership in Everyday Life by Emily Lang There’s an old parable about leadership that’s been on my mind lately. As it goes, a military general finds himself timid in battle. He is unsure of the right path and afraid his troops will not willingly follow him as he asks them to […]

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