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"When dawn spreads its paintbrush on the plain, spilling purple... ," Songs of the Pioneers song from TV show "Wagon Train." Dawn on the mythic Santa Fe Trail, New Mexico, looking toward Raton from Cimarron. -- Clarkphoto. A curmudgeon's old-fashioned newspaper column, cross-breeding watercolor, metaphors and journalism, for readers in more than 150 countries.
Dr. Ray Tassin, founder of the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame, prepares to cut the ribbon to the new exhibit hall Friday on the 40th anniversary of the hall of fame. From left, Dr. Roz Miller, chair of UCO Mass Comm: Dean Pam Washington, UCO College of Liberal Arts; Bill Sherman, Tulsa World, inductee; Dennie Hall, former director of the Hall of Fame; me; Tassin; Mike Boettcher, CNN, OU and inductee; Melba Lovelace, Oklahoman columnist, inductee :(behind her is Gean Atkinson, inductee); Jack Stone, Anadarko Daily News, inductee; Sean Dyer, El Reno Tribune, inductee; Andy Rieger, Norman Transcript, inductee; Ray Dyer, El Reno Tribune, inductee.--photos by Susan Clark
The new logo and sign for the hall of fame, on the third floor of the UCO Nigh University Center and a member looks over the citations in the hall of fame.
This year's inductees.
Two of my favorite people. Sherry Sump, friend, right arm, and queen bee of the old Journalism Department who is retiring in June; and Laura Hoffert, journalism senior, going to work for the Stillwater NewsPress in a few weeks, who says, "I bleed ink." Both are mouthy.
Dennie Hall and my friend and hall of fame member M.J. VanDeventer chat.