August 2017

Q&A - August 25, 2017

There’s an old saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Well, that may not be entirely true. Being gossiped about can be extremely painful.

In the past, we have taken on the naysayers in this column. This week, let’s take on the gossips. Let’s explore the dangers of gossip and how to overcome it.

Q&A - August 18, 2017

The renovation of the Grand Old Post Office is not a period restoration, and it’s not our goal to return the building back to its original appearance or function, however, when we have opportunity to reuse historically accurate objects within the building, we are doing so. I have previously told you about some of the salvaged items we are reusing, but this week let me tell you about some of the other finds that we are planning to bring back into the building.

Q&A - August 11, 2017

One of the best things you can have in life is “a good name.” I’m not talking about a name that is pleasant to the ear, but rather a name that conjures the respect and admiration of others. Whether you are a public figure or a private citizen, most people want to be well-regarded by their peers. Most businesses and organizations are the same—they want a good reputation. They would do almost anything to build and protect their brand name. I contend that a good reputation is just as essential to a community.

Q&A - August 4, 2017

We are three quarters of the way through with the work being done on the Old Post Office complex in downtown Okmulgee. Here at the end of July, we are just wrapping up the ninth month of a twelve month renovation project.