Ch-ch-ch-aan-GES! What’s Up, What’s New, What’s Soon

Lot’s of things are happening at the RDC and occasionally we put out News posts to let you know about them. HOWEVER, “The RDC News” is basically our first announcement…  Next week we’re going to give you the ability to subscribe to a bi-weekly, one-page newsletter.  This will keep you up to date with the goings-on of our contributors, what new features we might be sharing and stories or essays we plan on publishing.  This way, if you WANT to know, we’ll tell you.  If you don’t, we won’t!  We’ll have a “subscribe to the RDC Newsletter” feature on our front page so you can do it, pass it along, or let it fly right by.

Next, Rob Loeber our sports editor is putting together a joint venture with one of his friends to cover Oklahoma high school sports.  Right now he’s doing an interview with Barry Sanders, Jr. so his sports post won’t be up ’till later this weekend or on Monday.  We’re excited about the possibility of not only cross-promoting each other’s work, but also by having even more ways to share the stories of Oklahoma right here at the RDC.

Contributor news ~ Julie’s taking a break for a bit, and we’ll see her again when she’s got the new school year all settled in. Her school district is lucky to have her; she does such cool things with the students!

What we’re working on right now:

Jenn is working on a Faith piece for tomorrow which is out of her normal “Cents and Sensibility” area.  Thus Dallas gets a break and deservedly so – he’s a headmaster and they are starting school as well.  He’ll be back next week.

Kendy’s “Bailey Girl’s Bows” business is coming right along, Quentin continues to bring in new authors for the Imaginary Family Project, and Josh is “thinking about his next piece.” (smile)

Upcoming interviews include stories from prison, stories out of the wild west of Oklahoma and features about a Red Barn thingy-ma-jobber that seems to be growing every year.  We’re also looking forward to visiting with the Ludivine lead team for their one-year anniversary reflections and a few more Oklahoma famer-producer stories as we can get them cranked out.

We’d love for you to consider writing a Tall Tale for our our RDC Tall Tales Contest, due August 26th at midnight.  And, until our next dispatch…try staying cool as best you can!


P.S. Here’s what Ludivine has been doing with all their Rush Springs watermelons they picked up at the end of July…yum!