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Turpen, Hargis, and Ogle together again to celebrate 25 year

Mark your calendars now for “An Evening With the Stars” at the 25th Annual Oklahoma Academy Salute. In honor of the Academy’s 25th Salute, KFOR’s Kevin Ogle will be the evening’s Masters of Ceremonies, along with V. Burns Hargis and Mike Turpen, the original Salute emcees and the original stars of KFOR-TV’s “Flash Point,” who will be sure to make the evening an event to remember.

Join the statewide leaders of business, community, education, health, and economic development at the Renaissance Hotel & Conference Center, Aug. 24, along with Oklahoma’s congressional delegation, statewide elected and appointed officials, key legislators, and tribal lea...

Jennifer Engleman | Jul 9, 2018
Healthy communities should be commended for being proactive

The United Health Foundation ranked Oklahoma number 43 in the nation in terms of health in 2017, and for one local nonprofit the answer to improving the state’s health may have been recommended in their Town Hall. 

A healthier Oklahoma has been an ongoing goal and recommendation of The Oklahoma Academy with Town Halls on health being held in 2002 and 2014. The 2014 Town Hall, “We Can Do Better, Improving the Health of the Oklahoma People,” recommended five priorities that needed to be addressed in the state.

The five priories included: 1.) Oklahoma Legislature increase the funding for the Feder...

Jennifer Engleman | Jul 9, 2018