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He knows my name

We are in the second week of our annual 50 day churchwide campaign entitled “Urgent.” Harbor Church is discovering what God has to say to us through the seven different letters Jesus had John write down to seven churches in Revelation chapters 2 and 3. The letters are certainly applicable to us, even more today!

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#IAmVanessaGuillén

SPC Vanessa Guillén’s disappearance and horrific murder earlier this year shined a light on the systemic issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault within our military. Her name made headlines across the country, #IAmVanessaGuillén was trending on social media, and her family vowed to bring change to the system in her memory. What happened to Vanessa inspired others to come forward and share their experiences of sexual harassment and assault while serving in the U.S. military.

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Cherokee Film Office, OsiyoTV expand Native visibility

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed or even paused some projects, our Cherokee Nation Film Office and award-winning “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People“ have continued making big strides. Our growing presence in the film industry makes sure that Cherokees are able to tell our authentic Cherokee stories and represent our strong culture to the wider world. We are also creating good jobs for many skilled and creative Cherokees.

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Contentment

Looking back over the past six months, I’m certain we can all agree that life has been anything but ordinary. Political speeches and Pandemic announcements have overloaded the airwaves with information, and often, misinformation. Add to this job losses, business closures, school shutdowns and the regular frustrations of life, and you have a recipe for discontent.

For the Children

For the Children

One of the most fulfilling parts of our job at the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy is to engage with our state’s young people and allow them to display their talents.

For the Children

For the Children

Now that the party nominees are set for the General Election in November, I wanted to write about the difference between what is “partisan” versus “political.”

The Swearing Parrot

A man goes to a pet shop and buys a talking parrot. He takes the parrot home and tries to teach the parrot how to say a few things, but instead, the parrot just swears at him. After a few hours of trying to teach the bird, the man finally says, “If you don’t stop swearing, I’m going to put you in the freezer as punishment.” The parrot continues, so finally the man puts the bird in the freezer. About an hour later, the parrot asks the man to please open the door. As the man takes the shivering bird out of the freezer, it says, “I promise to never swear again. Just tell me what that turkey did!”

Letters welcome

The Oologah Lake Leader welcomes local letters to the editor. We accept signed letters of up to 350 words and guest editorials of up to 500 words so long as they do not pose legal or taste problems. Readers may submit one letter per month. Letters are due by 5 p.m. Monday. Please include a daytime telephone number and address for verification. (The telephone number and address will not be printed.)

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Senate Review

After dedicating the past 15 years to investing in our state’s bridges and transportation infrastructures, we’ve finally been ranked in the top 10—coming in at ninth— across the nation for bridge conditions.

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