October 2016

Q&A - October 28, 2016

This past weekend, my wife and I had the distinct pleasure of attending the second annual Okmulgee Main Street 48 Hour Film Festival held at the Orpheum Theater. The Film Festival followed the 2016 Harvest Spoon Chili Fest in downtown Okmulgee and was the culmination of a wonderful day.

Q&A - October 21, 2016

Sometimes, it feels like we are in a struggle against the naysayers for the soul of our community. It can be very deflating to hear nothing but “doom and gloom” from certain people when positive things are happening all over town. But don’t give up, and don’t let the naysayers win.

Q: I think my husband is a naysayer. I grew up here and love this town. How do I deal with his constant negative comments about Okmulgee?

Q&A - October 14, 2016

Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology has purchased the buildings on the northeast corner of Grand Avenue and 5th Street in Downtown Okmulgee. Our plan is to convert them into apartments (lofts and flats) for 75 college students by January 2018.

Q: Can you tell us about the activity going on with your building downtown?

Q&A - October 8, 2016

In response to my recent column about what it takes to become a college town, many of you had questions about the type of activities or businesses OSUIT students would enjoy and frequent. I believe there is a real market for certain entertainment venues that would cater to college students in Okmulgee. So this week, I would like to discuss this topic further.

Q: What are college students looking for in Okmulgee?