Monthly Archives: October 2016

31Oct, 2016

October 31 – More Than Halloween

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Halloween decorations on a porch

People celebrate Halloween with carved pumpkins on the porch for trick or treaters.
Strangely enough, Halloween is more likely to fall on Monday, Wednesday or Saturday than the other days of the week. For many people, Halloween marks the end of fall and the beginni…

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25Oct, 2016

Fern Holland: A Woman of Courage

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Fern Holland was killed fighting for the rights of women and children in Iraq

Fern Holland was helping to promote women’s rights in Iraq when she was tragically killed.
The Oklahoma men and women who work hard to change the world are often overlooked and forgotten as other news stories take over the scene. It’s important to remember the …

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21Oct, 2016

Overcoming Ageism and Respecting Senior Citizens

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Fighting ageism and learning to respect senior citizens

Fighting ageism and learning to respect senior citizens
One of the fastest growing segments of population is that of the elderly. One report suggests that by 2050, there could more than 1 million people in the United States who are over 100 years of age or more. Th…

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18Oct, 2016

Native American Saint David Pendleton Oakerhater

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Native American Saint David Pendleton Oakerhater

Have you heard of Native American Saint David Pendleton Oakerhater?
With all the talk about Pope Francis canonizing Mother Teresa, there’s a lot of focus on saints this month. Many people are familiar with the original saints, Saint Andrew, Saint Peter, Saint Pau…

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13Oct, 2016

Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

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Make sure you are prepared in the case of an emergency or a disaster.

Make sure you are prepared in the case of an emergency or a disaster.
Practically everyone remembers 9/11. You likely remember where you were, what you were doing and how you felt as you watched the news. One of the responses to the day was that the Federal Emergen…

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11Oct, 2016

Ally Week

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Support the LGBT community during Ally Week

Support the LGBT community during Ally Week
Traditionally, when you think of an ally, you might think in terms of countries coming together for a military or other purpose. During World War II, there was a group of countries that banded together to oppose the Axis …

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06Oct, 2016

Why It Matters That Mother Teresa Is Now a Saint

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Mother Teresa Is Now a Saint

Mother Teresa Statue praying
A huge ceremony was held at the Vatican canonizing Mother Teresa as Saint Teresa of Calcutta a few days ago. If you’re not Catholic, you might wonder what all the commotion is over this one religious rite. Most of us believe that she …

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04Oct, 2016

Saint Francis of Assisi on October 4

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St. Francis of Assisi is the Catholic patron saint of animals.

St. Francis of Assisi is the Catholic patron saint of animals.
One of the most recognizable names of a saint is that of Francis of Assisi. Many famous paintings, compositions and texts have been produced in his honor, but many people don’t really know who this ma…

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