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Peters exemplifies service
This Friday is special for more than just a national commemoration of Veterans Day. It also will mark the induction of Edmond resident Oren Lee Peters and eight other military veterans into the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame. The annual banquet will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Oklahoma Christian University. The ceremony also will posthumously honor 14 Comanche code talkers who made pivotal contributions to encoding communications during World War II.
OUR VIEW: Brain gain plan needs to start earlier
Gov. Mary Fallin came to the University of Central Oklahoma campus along with State Superintendent Janet Barresi in September and touted her new “brain gain” initiative. The goal of the new program is to increase the 30,500 college degrees conferred annually now by 67 percent to 50,900 degrees annually by the year 2023.
Our View: Time to look at what’s next
With voter confidence strongly behind city leaders, the Public Safety Center project can now move to the planning stage.
Our View: Thank you to our mayor
Mayor Patrice Douglas is about to embark on the next phase of her political career with a gubernatorial appointment to the Oklahoma Corporation Commission.
We say yes, yes on PSC vote
Edmond voters will be asked Oct. 11 to consider a $25 million capital improvement project to construct a new Public Safety Center in downtown Edmond. The 75,000-square-foot project will house the Edmond Police Department, the Emergency Management Department and the 911 Communications Department.
Our View: Kuhlman on right track
Edmond Board of Education member Lee Ann Kuhlman recently proposed that the school district explore drilling its own water wells in an effort to cut back on irrigation costs for its properties.
Choose a plan for debt relief
As the nation two-steps its way toward defaulting on its debts, and thus endangering its AAA-credit rating for the first time in our 235-year history, one group in Congress has actually done its homework.
Fallin may strike gold
Gov. Mary Fallin recently told a sold-out audience at the Tulsa Metro Chamber that Oklahoma must find “exotic industries” in order to expand the job market.
Business owners deserve thanks
Driver’s education is often considered a teenage rite of passage, but budget cuts statewide are threatening extra-curricular programs.
Endeavor Games highlight success
The Endeavor Games drew more than 400 disabled athletes, their families, trainers and friends to the University of Central Oklahoma campus June 10-12. This decade-long annual event has grown in more ways than its organizers first imagined and that growth is a blessing to the entire city of Edmond.
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