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B.A. BRIDGEWATER

B.A. BRIDGEWATER

the value of a $2 bill By John D. Ferguson  Growing up in the 1950s, my father, John A. Ferguson, would bring home from work around Christmas time an envelope with the card inside addressed to me.  The card was from B.A. Bridgewater, who was my dad’s boss as the...
A.J. SMITHERMAN

A.J. SMITHERMAN

the influence and contributions of “Big Daddy” By Raven Majia Williams  In contemplating an appropriate title for the biography I wrote about my great-grandfather, a man my family refers to as “Big Daddy,” it became evident that out of many contributions he made to...
TIM CHAVEZ

TIM CHAVEZ

short stories about a Hall of Famer who inspired others  By Kathi Cox McClure  The marker on Tim Chavez’s grave says, “For the least of these.”  Chavez always sought to include those who were ignored. He spoke up for the least of these all through his journalism...

BLACKBURN, GOODWIN, BETZ, WEBB, FOOTE, & RIDENOUR

the Lifetime Achievers By Emily Siddiqui, Student Editor Journalistic endeavors would not be effective without the support and leadership of fellow truth-seeking, world-changing individuals within the community.  The Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame has extended its...
WILLIAM RUSSELL MOORE

WILLIAM RUSSELL MOORE

the journalist who became a war hero By Joe Hight, 2013 Inductee William Russell Moore was a war correspondent who became a war hero.  Although the Oklahoma native is listed in some historical texts, he was unknown to most in his home state until Paul Roales sent an...