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Leading to Success: Governor Anoatubby shows the Chickasaw Nation new heights

Leading to Success: Governor Anoatubby shows the Chickasaw Nation new heights

Leading to Success: Governor Anoatubby shows the Chickasaw Nation new heights By Tim Farley At first glance, Bill Anoatubby resembles a personable, well-mannered, physically fit middle-age man. Nothing more, nothing less. That’s why books and people shouldn’t be judged by their covers or initial appearances. Take a step back, do some research and people will
Ann Ackerman: A flagship of Oklahoma leadership

Ann Ackerman: A flagship of Oklahoma leadership

Ann Ackerman: A flagship of Oklahoma leadership By Tim Farley For the past 9 ½ years, Ann Ackerman has helped develop about 1,400 of Oklahoma’s most influential leaders with backgrounds that provide a true cross-section of the state. Ackerman, chief executive officer of Leadership Oklahoma, is leaving that post June 30. However, she recalled in
Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard

Alfre Woodard: 2014 Oklahoma Hall of Fame Inductee By Tim Farley Alfre Woodard has made a career out of pretending to be someone else, but her latest starring role in the new NBC series State of Affairs creates real-life situations ripped from today’s headlines. Woodard, formerly of Tulsa, portrays U.S. President Constance Payton, a former
Todd Lamb’s plan to curb the “Brain Drain”

Todd Lamb’s plan to curb the “Brain Drain”

Todd Lamb’s plan to curb the “Brain Drain” By Tim Farley Oklahoma Lieutenant Governor Todd Lamb is continuing his personal crusade to defeat the state’s so-called “brain drain”, but he’s not fighting alone. Several key business and educational leaders have joined the fray to keep the best and brightest young people in Sooner land. Lamb
Turpen Time

Turpen Time

Turpen Time By Tim Farley Call them truisms, axioms or old sayings, but whatever they are Mike Turpen is never at a loss for words. Turpen, a popular public figure in Oklahoma, has been in the middle of the state’s political and social scenes since he was an assistant district attorney in Muskogee County decades
A PIONEER OF COMMUNICATIONS

A PIONEER OF COMMUNICATIONS

A PIONEER OF COMMUNICATIONS
How One Man is Changing the Face of the Internet in Oklahoma
By Heide Brandes Samual Curtis of Oklahoma City has a dream, an ambitious goal to make Oklahoma a center of the Internet in the United States. Curtis, co-founder and co-owner of AtLink Services LLC, a wireless internet service provider
Home field advantage

Home field advantage

Home field advantage
Ryan Franklin’s new diamond in Shawnee By Linda Miller Professional baseball player Ryan Franklin, a pitching whiz from Spiro, laid down his glove in 2011 in favor of a career that still keeps him in the swing of the sport without months on the road. Along with spending more time with family,
AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER FACES CRITICAL MOMENT

AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER FACES CRITICAL MOMENT

AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL CENTER FACES CRITICAL MOMENT After legislature votes on funding, center could raise billions in economic impact
Or Legislature could make dream of completed museum a reality By Heide Brandes Two decades after it was proposed and seven years after the start of construction, the $170 million American Indian Cultural Center and Museum
Ferris O’Brien

Ferris O’Brien

Ferris O’Brien: The Spy teams up with KOSU and reigns supreme again By Heide Brandes
Photos by Michael Downes Ferris O’Brien is brimming with nervous energy as he stands next to the lime green old VW van at Oklahoma City’s Plaza District. It’s the anniversary of The Spy radio station’s special programming, the VDub Sessions,
Desmond Mason

Desmond Mason

ART & ATHLETICS – PAINTING EMOTION Desmond Mason keeps on pushing the limits with art, creativity in Oklahoma City By Heide Brandes