Impact on Edmond

Victor Neal with Prime Time Travel in Edmond

Impact on Edmond: Victor Neal & Prime Time Travel

By Jim Denton | May 9, 2024

Born at St. Alfege’s Hospital in London during the endless, hellacious Luftwaffe assaults of Britain in the Second World War, Prime Time Travel owner Victor Neal muses that he was “on time! Ever since, I’ve been on time!” Neal’s whole family, including daughters Charlotte and Camilla, are all punctual in everything. “Time means something to me,” explained the octogenarian, Edmond travel agent.

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Impact on Edmond: Gary Bruce & Bruce Piano

By Jim Denton | January 19, 2024

“I was determined to be a rock musician. That never really happened.” Gary Bruce, owner of Bruce Piano, recalled when asked about how he got started in the piano-tuning business. In the late 70s, a record producer from Dallas promised Gary’s OKC-based part-time rocker band that if his band would move to Dallas, they would produce their work.

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Impact on Edmond: Rhonda Wade & Edmond Printing

By Jim Denton | December 14, 2023

“Daddy was an easy person to work for,” Rhonda (Haley) Wade easily proclaimed as she described how she was hired by her father, Charles Haley, in early August on the eve of the 1978 football season. While Edmond Memorial’s highly-ranked squad was sweating through annual ‘two-a-days,’ Haley’s Edmond Printing was in the middle of its annual designing, printing, and assembling the school’s then 100-paged game programs for the upcoming 1978 Bulldog home schedule. Three of the four workers of the print shop failed to show up for work that late summer day.

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Impact on Edmond: Ray Hibbard

By Jim Denton | June 6, 2023

“I will tell you; honestly, I am the worst at hiring people out of anybody on this earth! So, the good people I’ve hired, anything positive is pure luck.” That declaration was Ray Hibbard’s humble assessment of…

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Impact on Edmond: Bob and Martha Turner

By Jim Denton | March 7, 2023

It was that pivotal day in every college freshman’s life. Martha Kolarik sat waiting on her small bed in Stout Hall on the Oklahoma State University campus.

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Impact on Edmond: Mo Anderson

By Jim Denton | January 3, 2023

“Never, never, never, never, quit!” was the immediate reply of Mo Anderson when asked what her secret sauce for success was. “Only people who fail quit. Everyone else learns.”

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