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 By Roger Hardaway    Local    August 2, 2019

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This is the story of a man named Lester Hunt Sr. He was born in Illinois in July 1892. He died in Washington, D.C., in June 1954, 18 days shy of his 62nd birthday. When Hunt died he was a United...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 26, 2019

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Oklahoma's contribution to the performing arts in the United States is broad and varied. Many natives of the Sooner State have become stars while working as actors, singers, dancers, comedians, etc. I...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 19, 2019

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When Berry Gordy founded the Motown Record Company in 1959, success did not come his way immediately. That all changed in the mid-1960s when Motown artists were selling millions of records and...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 12, 2019

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At various times in our lives, an opportunity to do something new and/or different comes along. The question we invariably have to ask ourselves is: Do I take a chance and pursue this opportunity, or...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    July 5, 2019

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An old adage warns us that “he who hesitates is lost.” I’m sure it applies to women as well as men – although back when the phrase was coined tradition called on writers to use the male...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 28, 2019

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Olivia Hooker was an African American who lived in Oklahoma in the days of segregation. She managed to survive prejudice and discrimination, and succeeded in living a life of significant...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 21, 2019

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Commentators on television news shows constantly talk about politics. When it comes to candidates for president of the United States, they often use words and phrases like “electability” and...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 14, 2019

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When Franklin D. Roosevelt ran for vice-president on the Democratic Party’s ticket in 1920, he became a prominent national political figure. And even though the Democrats lost badly that year,...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    June 7, 2019

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In this technological era in which we live, candidates for high political office – among other things – have to look good on television. Those people running for president, for example, will...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 31, 2019

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I don’t want to alarm anyone, but we are in the beginning stages of our next presidential election. It seems to me, in fact, that we never quit having such contests; as soon as one ends, the next...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 24, 2019

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Today is Bob Dylan’s birthday. Dylan is, of course, arguably the greatest songwriter in the history of the world – and he has a Nobel Prize in Literature to prove it. I know that today is his...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 17, 2019

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Ambrose Madison was a plantation owner in southwestern Virginia in the early 18th century. He was allowed to lay claim to more than 4,600 acres of land as an early settler in the region. Sources are...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 10, 2019

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In April 1775 the American Revolutionary War began. People living in the colonies along the Atlantic coast of North America revolted, wanting independence from Great Britain. Great Britain, by the...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    May 3, 2019

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A few years ago, a popular movie named “Glory” chronicled the experiences of some African American soldiers who fought in the Civil War. At the beginning of the war, President Abraham Lincoln...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 26, 2019

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I like to think of myself as being a good grocery shopper. I enjoy searching for bargains and saving money without sacrificing the quality of the food my family and I eat. The week I turned 16 years o...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 19, 2019

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A few weeks ago, I drove from Alva to Kentucky. Back in the day when I took such a long trip, I would put my trusty road atlas on the front seat next to me. Road atlases are just one more thing that...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 12, 2019

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While my wife and I were watching television recently, I casually mentioned that radio and television stations west of the Mississippi River have call letters that start with “K” while those east...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    April 5, 2019

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As I mentioned last week, my wife and I recently had a conversation about radio and television call letters. I realize that that might not sound like an interesting topic of discussion. Hopefully, I...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 29, 2019

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This story grew out of a conversation my wife and I had recently, and it was her idea that I should turn it into an article. After thinking about it a bit, I agreed with her. My wife has shown up in a...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 22, 2019

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The three men who won presidential elections in the 1920s – Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover – were political conservatives. Coolidge and Hoover were also conservative in...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 15, 2019

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Warren G. Harding, Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover were all sworn in as leaders of the federal government’s executive branch in March 1921. Harding, a former senator from Ohio, was the new...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 8, 2019

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Having won the election of 1920, Republicans Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge assumed office as president and vice president on March 4, 1921. Among the Cabinet members President Harding...

 
 By Roger Hardaway    Local    March 1, 2019

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As we saw last week, the 1920s was a conservative decade in U.S. history. For one thing, the government took an isolationist approach to foreign policy – we refused, for example, to join the League...

 

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With the 2020 election fast approaching, now seems like a good time to look at the one that took place 100 years ago. The 1920 election was one of those that had a huge impact on American history....

 

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It makes all the sense in the world for employers to do some research on job applicants before hiring them. One way to do this, of course, is to talk to people who know the applicants. Some employers...

 

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