March 2016

Q&A - March 25, 2016

Let me start by asking you a question this week. Have you ever visited a small town square or main street community where every storefront was occupied? Where every place of business was open for business with no vacancies? Where parking spaces were filled and groups of people were walking up and down the sidewalks, enjoying themselves as they meandered in and out of various stores, shops and eateries?

Q&A - March 18, 2016

This year, the state of Oklahoma has found itself in the midst of a financial budgetary crisis—the likes of which have not been seen in our lifetime and certainly not since the Great Depression.

Q&A - March 11, 2016

A few days ago, OSUIT hosted its annual Scholarship Banquet at which students who received scholarships got a chance to meet the donors who provided scholarships. Students seldom get the opportunity to say “thank you” to the generous people who provide scholarships. This banquet not only provides this opportunity, it also reinforces the scholarship donors’ rationale for giving.

Q&A - March 4, 2016

The Old Post Office building in downtown Okmulgee was originally constructed in 1918. It is my understanding that the main entrance of the building (south) originally housed the Okmulgee Post Office, and the back entrance (north) greeted customers into the W.O. Winn Grocery and Quality Market.

The very next year, the building was expanded to the east adding several new storefronts and commercial spaces. One of the first businesses in the building expansion was the Byerley Cafeteria.