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Thank you to all our advertisers

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While you are relishing this issue and looking at all the photos, please take note of our great advertisers.
Without their support, this issue and this newspaper would not be possible. Advertisers  believe, like everyone at OKC FRIDAY, that it is important to recognize local leadership, cover local news, high school sports, academics and achievements.
We bring you good news and local controversies. We are your LOCAL NEWS FOR 46 YEARS.

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We are proud to serve you Fridayland

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When OKC FRIDAY launched over 45 years ago, we had little more than a concept. That concept was that the intelligent and affluent people of Far North Oklahoma City deserved and would appreciate a local community newspaper.
It is a newspaper dedicated to their local interests, the local interests of a geographic community that embraced most of the city’s and state’s leadership living within its boundaries. Our able and professional staff continues today, molding founder J. Leland Gourley’s concept into reality. I will never be able to thank them – or pay them – enough.

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Thousands of jobs going unfilled in OKC education, gun laws, reputation are reason

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Department of Defence contractors Boeing, Northrup and Pratt & Whitney are in the Oklahoma City metro area because of Tinker AFB.
There are 2,000 open positions in aerospace here. Boeing alone has 600 openings with an average salary of $95,000.
Phil G. Busey is founder, chairman and CEO of Delaware Resource Group (DRG), which has experienced a 4,000% growth rate since 2002. DRG is a subcontractor in the aerospace industry.
 He recently spoke to the Fortune Club, OKC FRIDAY and other news outlets about the aerospace industry problems in Oklahoma.

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Hefner Parkway has been a billboard-free zone since 1992; that is about to change.

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We have enjoyed a parkway free of billboards. Allowing one digital billboard will lead to more, which will block the view of Lake Hefner and recreational areas.
Hearts for Hearing has been fighting this battle with Lamar Advertising for over a year. We must join their effort to support the existing zoning restrictions leaving the parkway free from digital and traditional billboards.
Lamar Advertising bought an easement from Our Lord’s Community Church (OLCC) where Lamar intended to build a digital billboard on the property between OLCC and Hearts for Hearing (HFH).