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In one year, Tulsa will be in the national and international spotlight as the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre is commemorated. What will that spotlight find when focused on Tulsa? How do we want our city to be seen?

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This scholarship is an awesome thing the Allen family has done. We hope to see more students realize the dream of a college education for many years to come.

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I apologize for being late with my Memorial Day article. I am from the old school and forgot that special time is now the last Monday in May, and not May 31.


As churches in Oklahoma and elsewhere gradually reopen, they might do well to discourage congregational singing and keep the choir section empty for a while longer — perhaps a good while. Singing may be good for the soul but amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be dangerous.

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OBI provides more than 90% of the blood provided to patients in the state, requiring 1,200 donors each day to meet the demand.

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Chesapeake Energy Corp. has weathered many economy-related challenges during its 31 years in existence. The latest one, however, may prove too great to overcome and deal a potentially awful blow to Oklahoma City.

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Keeping the pool and splash pads closed during the summer is seen by many as harsh, but given the facts as they stand now, may be the best move to make. Safety needs to be a priority. But, the situation could change. We will all have to wait and see what happens.

Mothers truly are special people. If your mother still is with you, and you can, give her an extra special hug today.

A recent column by William McKenzie, former longtime reporter for The Dallas Morning News and now senior editorial adviser at the George W. Bush Institute, carried this headline: “COVID-19 Highlights the Need for a Free Press Around the World.” How true that is.

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This unbelievable, inexplicable act in the heartland of America truly was a terrible day. It was a tragic waste of human life and remains the worst domestic terrorism incident in U.S. history

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❝Home is not a safe place for everyone. For victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, shelter-in-place orders and self-isolation recommendations are probably making domestic violence, sexual assault and other forms of intimate partner violence more frequent, more dangerous, and more severe.❞ — Garfield County District Attorney Mike Fields

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❝And Jesus came and said to them, ❛All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.❜❞ — Matthew 28, Revised Standard Version

This Week's Circulars


ENID - Funeral 1 p.m. Friday, June 5, Orion Baptist Church, Pastor Mickey Flynn officiating. Burial in Orion Cemetery under guidance of Amy Stittsworth Funeral Service. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 4, at Stittsworth's.