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“We at Unique­la­homa are very sor­ry to learn of the pass­ing of actor and Okla­homa native Lar­ry Sell­ers on Decem­ber 9, 2021. Lar­ry was a friend to us all here, and he will be great­ly missed. Our con­do­lences go out to his fam­i­ly. Lar­ry was a dynam­ic per­son, and it was an hon­or to inter­view him and write about his life and career.”

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Larry Sellers, The True Native American

Out­side my win­dow is a wood­peck­er tap­ping away at an oak tree. To most, this is of no impor­tance. But to Lar­ry Sell­ers, it has mean­ing. Per­haps even a mes­sage from one who has already passed on.…

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Ethereal ghostly picture of a red tree.  There is a white light shining through the branches.

WINTER HAZE: A smokey win­ter evening in Okla­homa.  The per­fect ele­ments to cre­ate a unique amal­ga­ma­tion using a relax­ing fire pit, a dis­tant light, and the night breeze.

Pho­to by — Jen­nifer Wingfield

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Dead Women Crossing

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Giving Back 101: An Education In Paying It Forward

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Larry Sellers, The True Native American

Out­side my win­dow is a wood­peck­er tap­ping away at an oak tree. To most, this is of no impor­tance. But to Lar­ry Sell­ers, it has mean­ing. Per­haps even a mes­sage from one who has already passed on.…

There’s Only One Way To JAM

The Place Where Cowboys Call Home

Dead Women Crossing

A Land Both Far and Near

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OU Football is Making its Mark!

A look at the unique impact the Soon­ers are hav­ing on Amer­i­ca’s favorite pastime

A Moment in Time

Who is Chuck Hoskin Jr.?

Halloween Events

Happy Mother’s Day Mom

In the Midst of Reality

A Grandmother To All

There’s Only One Way To JAM

The Place Where Cowboys Call Home

Dead Women Crossing

A Land Both Far and Near

Oklahoma Couple Breeds the Grand Champions of Man’s Best Friend

Okla­homa cou­ple has devot­ed the last 25 years to breed­ing the Ger­man Shep­herd breed of these creatures…and not just aver­age shepherds…but many of them grand champions.

OU Football is Making its Mark!

A look at the unique impact the Soon­ers are hav­ing on Amer­i­ca’s favorite pastime

A Moment in Time

Who is Chuck Hoskin Jr.?

Halloween Events

Happy Mother’s Day Mom

In the Midst of Reality

A Grandmother To All

There’s Only One Way To JAM

The Place Where Cowboys Call Home

Dead Women Crossing

A Land Both Far and Near

Oklahoma Couple Breeds the Grand Champions of Man’s Best Friend

Okla­homa cou­ple has devot­ed the last 25 years to breed­ing the Ger­man Shep­herd breed of these creatures…and not just aver­age shepherds…but many of them grand champions.

OU Football is Making its Mark!

A look at the unique impact the Soon­ers are hav­ing on Amer­i­ca’s favorite pastime

A Moment in Time

Who is Chuck Hoskin Jr.?

Halloween Events

Happy Mother’s Day Mom

In the Midst of Reality

A Grandmother To All

There’s Only One Way To JAM

The Place Where Cowboys Call Home

Dead Women Crossing

A Land Both Far and Near

Oklahoma Couple Breeds the Grand Champions of Man’s Best Friend

Okla­homa cou­ple has devot­ed the last 25 years to breed­ing the Ger­man Shep­herd breed of these creatures…and not just aver­age shepherds…but many of them grand champions.

OU Football is Making its Mark!

A look at the unique impact the Soon­ers are hav­ing on Amer­i­ca’s favorite pastime

A Moment in Time

Who is Chuck Hoskin Jr.?

Halloween Events

Happy Mother’s Day Mom

In the Midst of Reality

A Grandmother To All

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Instead of saying today is the start of a positive life, say that yesterday was the end of a negative one. Nothing in your past has control over you without your consent and declaring an end to anything from the past automatically sets up a beginning. Once you have let it go, you just have to give the positive you seek permission to be part of that beginning. - C.L. Harmon

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