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Category: Opinion

A change in attitude

A change in attitude

[ 0 ] January 22, 2014

Reflections By Faith L. Wylie Confronting mortality through a cancer diagnosis changed my attitude and behaviors. For one thing, I am more blunt and honest now. I have always prided myself on being polite and getting along with almost everyone. But you know something? I may not be alive in a year. I don’t have [...]

Open Letter to our Readers

Open Letter to our Readers

[ 1 ] January 22, 2014

John and Faith Wylie have prepared documents outlining their understanding of the controversies about publishing Rogers County Commission minutes and claims (payments). Here are those documents: This document was presented to the Commission at its special meeting on Jan. 15 by Faith Wylie. This document merely outlines concerns about possible mischarges for county legals. Any [...]

Sunday liquor by the drink

Sunday liquor by the drink

[ 0 ] January 15, 2014

Lakeviews By John M. Wylie II, Publisher  Rogers  County  Commissioners are expected to call an election soon to consider allowing liquor by the drink on Sundays, Thanksgiving and Christmas in Rogers County. In modern America, with tourism as a major industry, allowing liquor by the drink here is probably a necessity. But in crafting the [...]

Double Blessed

Double Blessed

[ 5 ] December 31, 2013

REFLECTIONS By Faith L. Wylie, Co-publisher How can one person be blessed with so many wonderful friends, co-workers and family members? I have been overwhelmed by everyone’s support the last three months. My adventure started in October with what appeared to be routine case of lymphoma, a very aggressive but curable form of cancer. I [...]

Tod Estes may have saved my life by looking deeper when I came in with a minor complaint. Tod is a physician assistant with Dr. Stauffer at UPC Oologah.

Double whammy

[ 2 ] November 26, 2013

REFLECTIONS By Faith Wylie, co-publisher As I undergo surgery this week, I am blessed to have two armies on my team, the medical professionals and the prayer warriors. It reminds me a little of World War II, where the United States and England charged in on the Western Front, and the Soviets attacked on the [...]

Why I get up in the morning

Why I get up in the morning

[ 0 ] October 23, 2013

LAKEVIEWS By John M. Wylie II Several years ago, the Oklahoma Publisher started a series of profiles of publishers around the state. One of the questions it asks each participant is what makes us want to get out of bed in the morning. I can’t remember my answer, but I filled out the form in [...]

First, the good news

First, the good news

[ 3 ] October 23, 2013

Reflections By Faith L. Wylie Do you want the good news first or the bad news? I hate that question. Anticipation of the bad news overshadows any joy brought by the good news. Why can’t life just bring good news? Good news has arrived on our doorstep several times in the past month, but some [...]

Lakeviews

Lakeviews

[ 0 ] September 18, 2013

Would Publisher John Wylie really work as a figure model—nekkid—for an art class at his alma mater? You betcha, and you can read his application for the job in Lakeviews on P2 of this week’s paper, now available all over Oologah, Talala and Tacora Hills or via our E-Leader complete electronic edition.

Getting smashed with the girls

Getting smashed with the girls

[ 1 ] August 15, 2013

Be careful what you put on Facebook. I posted last week that the Leader office would close early so the office ladies could attend a mammogram party. I got a phone call. From a reporter. KJRH-TV Channel 2 wanted to come to our mammogram party. But it’s just three journalists getting smashed, I explained. No problem. [...]

Sweet conversations

Sweet conversations

[ 0 ] February 12, 2012

REFLECTIONS By Faith Wylie Twitter proves that an idea can be expressed in 140 characters. So what? The New England Confectionery Company perfected the art of short messages 152 years ago when the company started printing messages on candies. NECCO created the classic Sweethearts® Conversation Hearts in 1901. The smaller hearts contain two lines of [...]