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March 17, 2008

Well, I’m proud to be... ‘True’ or ‘transplanted,’ Okies celebrate Muskogee

Connecticut transplant loves being an involved Okie

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NAME AN OKIE FROM MUSKOGEE YOU ADMIRE AND EXPLAIN WHY YOU LOOK UP TO THEM.

Several people: Vice Mayor Robert Perkins and his love for kids; Barbara Staggs and her work for the betterment of this community; and Betty Franks, who gives so much of herself to Muskogee.



IN YOUR OPINION, WHAT COULD BE DONE TO MAKE MUSKOGEE A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE?

We have to break the cycle of poverty here by education and employment opportunities. We have too many of our people who are working poor. The Capella Healthcare money could do a lot to encourage people to improve their lives through education and job training.



WHAT IS THE MOST MEMORABLE THING THAT HAS HAPPENED TO YOU SINCE YOU HAVE LIVED IN MUSKOGEE?

Meeting many wonderful people, people committed to making this the best place it can be. The churches play an important role in reaching out to those in need. Muskogee has been blessed with good leadership.



HOW WOULD YOU SUM UP MUSKOGEE IN 25 WORDS OR LESS?

Muskogee is a great city with unlimited potential. I think the future will bring opportunities to this city. We have an infrastructure in place to enhance growth and opportunity. The best is yet to come.



Meet Ron Slauenwhite



Age: 73.

Hometown: New Milford, Conn.

Career: Insurance agent.

Family: Wife, Nancy, two daughters, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren.

Hobbies: Reading, sports enthusiast, politics.

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