May 2016

Q&A - May 27, 2016

I am so impressed with the Okmulgee Public Schools for their announced plans to implement one of the state’s first personalized learning high school programs. The Okmulgee Advanced Contemporary Education (ACE) High School will be an innovative learning environment designed to prepare students for success both in the classroom and in life.

Q&A - May 20, 2016

It seems like every time I visit downtown Okmulgee, I see something new going on. Improvements are happening everywhere I look (e.g. new businesses and restaurants going in, work crews and service vehicles operating up and down the streets, old buildings being renovated, fresh coats of paint, new signs and awnings, fun sidewalk displays, etc.).

Yes, each time I visit downtown Okmulgee, I see life returning to this town, and it is a wonderful sight in deed.

Q&A - May 13, 2016

All across the country, communities large and small are rediscovering their historic downtown buildings and infrastructure. Like finding a lost treasure, these old structures are being reclaimed with great care and interest by a new generation.

Many towns, like Okmulgee, are investing in the revitalization of their downtown spaces with the hope of attracting new businesses and more people to their communities—and for most of these towns, this investment is paying off.

Q&A - May 6, 2016

I have been told the traffic count on Highway 75 through Okmulgee is more than 30,000 vehicles per day. But how many of those cars and trucks actually stop in town and support our local economy with purchases?