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60th Anniversary of OKC Sit-Ins

60th Anniversary of OKC Sit-Ins Today marks the 60th anniversary of the first sit-in in Oklahoma. It was at the Katz Drugstore in downtown Oklahoma City on August 19, 1958. The story of this sit-in is one of my favorites in state history. Clara Luper, the famous Oklahoma civil rights leader, told about it in…

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The DHS/DDS Waiting List – We must do better

The DHS/DDS Waiting List – We must do better. I went to a meeting of the DHS/DDS Waiting List group recently. That is the Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) division of the Oklahoma Department of Human Services (DHS). Crowded into a room in the Sequoyah office building near the capitol were parents of children and adults…

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On Father’s Day

On Father’s Day With Father’s Day coming up, our family, like many other families, has been reflecting on one of the best dads we’ve ever known – Drew. I recently asked our kids, Mary and Robert, about their favorite memories of their dad and they remembered some things I hadn’t thought of in a while….

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Businesses, Volunteers and Programs Work Together to Feed Hungry Oklahomans

Businesses, Volunteers and Programs Work Together to Feed Hungry Oklahomans One out of every four children in Oklahoma may be hungry every day. When I think of kids worrying about where they will get their next meal–well, I almost can’t think of it. Most of us were fortunate to not grow up feeling the constant…

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What You Can Do Now

What You Can Do Now Every day on the campaign trail, folks tell us they want to help Drew get elected Governor. Nothing is more gratifying! Now that so many candidates have officially filed for office, people are really ready to get active and help change the direction of our state. Here are some ways…

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A Schoolhouse Essay from Linda’s Mom

A Schoolhouse Essay from Linda’s Mom My admiration and respect for teachers started with my mother, who taught me English and Oklahoma history at Fargo school. Like the teachers I know today, she was dedicated and determined. Mom started in 1935 at a one-room schoolhouse north of Shattuck in Ellis County. She was paid sixty…

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Love notes and coffee

“Love Notes and Coffee” Drew left the house the other morning at zero-dark-thirty for a breakfast meeting in northeast Oklahoma. When I got up at a more civilized hour, I found this note propped up by the coffee pot, “Coffee is ready—just push the button. Don’t forget to put your mail out. Love you—see you…

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“What Is Important For Us To Remember”

“What Is Important For Us To Remember” A few weeks ago Drew and I had a chance to visit our grandchildren’s school in Arlington, Virginia. Andrew’s teacher had invited Drew to talk about his efforts to protect the rivers and lakes of Oklahoma from pollution, because the class was studying the environment and how they…

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“I Hope to Vote for Drew”: One Man’s Take on Civic Duty

“I Hope to Vote for Drew”: One Man’s Take on Civic Duty Before the holidays, I attended the Sequoyah County Democratic Christmas dinner. I met a gentleman there whose name I will keep private … but I will never forget him. He and I chatted before the buffet line got started, and he told me…

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