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Cover Teaser: Oklahoma Gazette examines social media usage and etiquette

P.4 In the past decade, as social media has evolved, your friends and parents (and grandparents), companies and other organizations created, shared or exchanged everything from ideas, pictures, videos, interests, opinions, jokes, complaints and experiences to news. Indeed, social media is a key part of modern life. Oklahoma Gazette examines how it should be used

Cover Teaser: Oklahoma Gazette remembers 2016 and makes predictions

P.8 What a dumpster fire of a year! Former Oklahoma City Thunder star Kevin Durant bailed for California. Climate change denier and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt bailed for Washington D.C. to lead president-elect Donald Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency. Gov. Mary Fallin, always the bridesmaid, was denied several opportunities to bail. Esteemed Rep. John Bennett

Kirk Hall, President of the Fred Jones Family Foundation presents Tonya Ratcliff, Executive Director of Pepper Ranch, with a check for $75,000 for the 2016 Mary Eddy Jones Signature Gift.

Peppers Ranch awarded grant for its work with foster youth, parents

“Peppers Ranch is a community of like-minded foster parents,” said Tonya Ratcliff. “There are 13 houses at Peppers Ranch, and each one is rented by a foster family who must have a minimum of five foster children.”

Joe Dorman’s Holiday for Heroes program delivers thousands of holiday cards to hospitals and veterans centers each year. | Photo bigstock.com

Oklahoma veterans and soldiers receive holiday cheer through Holiday for Heroes

2014 Democratic nominee for Oklahoma governor Joe Dorman leads the effort to send Christmas cards to recovering veterans in the state.

COVER TEASER: Santa’s helpers in OKC strive to spread seasonal cheer

P.21 Oklahoma City is full of Santas of all races, ethnicities and beard lengths — some even represent the jolly man year-round. They don the costume, patiently listen to holiday wishes, radiate seasonal cheer and remind us all what the season is really about: kindness, love and family. Oklahoma Gazette introduces you to three of

(Design Christopher Street / Photo Garett Fisbeck / Oklahoma Gazette)

Cover Story: Classen Boulevard becomes an outreach hub for many of the city’s most at-risk citizens

Wilkinson said while each organization addresses specific sets of needs, the work being done in the corridor of hope is all about outreach and uplift.

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