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Smart Investing Can Help You

Keep Moving Toward Your Goals
Its Kentucky Derby time again. Even if youre not much of a
Tall Building Walls Up South Main
horse racing fan, you might appreciate all the Derbys pageantry
the mint juleps, the womens beautiful hats, the singing of My
Old Kentucky Home, and so on. But if you look beyond the
hoopla, youll realize just how much work it takes to put on such
an event. And the efforts of one group in particular the jockeys
may be able to provide you with some lessons in life and in
For starters, consider the stamina the jockeys show as they
steer 1,000-pound thoroughbreds around the track at Churchill
Downs. Riding a racehorse is difficult, demanding and danger-
ous, requiring enormous endurance on the part of the jockey.
And in many areas of life, you too will need to show some stay-
ing power. Thats certainly true when you invest. You need the
fortitude to keep on investing, in good markets and bad ones, and
during all the phases of your life even after youve retired. It
might not always be easy during turbulent markets, you may
be tempted to take a time out but the most successful
investors are usually the most persistent ones.
Heres another trait shown by Kentucky Derby jockeys:
vision. Jockeys must be able to spot the spaces they need to go
through to gain the position they want. In other words, they see
where they want to go. As an investor, you need this same abili-
ty. To illustrate: What do you want your retirement to look like?
Will you stay close to home and volunteer? Will you travel the
world? Will you even open a small business? You need to envi-
sion your goals if youre going to achieve them.
Strategy is also important to jockeys. They all want to win the
race, but they employ different methods. For example, three-
time Kentucky Derby winner Calvin Borels strategy usually
involves riding his horse on the rail at the inside of the track so JOHN BROCK PHOTO
much so that his nickname is Borail. As an investor, you need A WORKER IS DWARFED within the large cut-out at the new construction ongoing Friday morning on the
a strategy thats appropriate for your goals, risk tolerance and South 600 block of Main Street. The building set on the western side of Main is a Moser Construction project.
time horizon. Such a strategy will involve choosing a suitable It will be a cellphone/wireless retail outlet.
mix of investments, reviewing your portfolios progress at regu-
lar intervals, and making changes as necessary.
Finally, jockeys need knowledge. Is the track in good shape? AT&T Invests More Than $775 Million to Enhance Local Networks in Oklahoma
How has the horse been behaving lately? Whats the weather
going to be at post time? To be a good investor, you also need At AT&T1, we've invested tions. at popular restaurants, hotels, tains financial estimates and
plenty of knowledge. Youll need to pose some questions about more than $775 million in our "For Oklahoma to continue bookstores and retailers. And other forward- looking state-
individual investments youre considering: How will this invest- Oklahoma wireless and wired to thrive and serve residents, we provide access to Wi-Fi at ments that are subject to risks
ment perform under different market environments? Will networks during 2014-2016. it's crucial we have companies more than 1 million locations and uncertainties, and actual
this investment fit well into my portfolio, or do I already have These investments drive a invest through thoughtful around the world. Most AT&T results may differ materially.
others similar to it? Is this an investment I can hold for the wide range of upgrades to reli- innovation," said Fred smartphone and home internet A discussion of factors that
long term? And youll also need to learn about yourself as an ability, coverage, speed and Morgan, State Chamber of customers get access to the may affect future results is
investor: What is my tolerance for risk? Am I fully consider- overall performance for resi- Commerce CEO. "By invest- entire national AT&T Wi-Fi contained in AT&T's filings
ing all my goals, such as college for my kids, my own retire- dents and businesses. They ing in our state, AT&T is mak- Hot Spot network.4 at no with the Securities and
ment and the type of legacy Id like to leave? Theres no short- also improve critical services ing business growth possible. additional cost. Wi-Fi usage Exchange Commission.
age of questions for active investors to ask and the best that support public safety and And our residents have the doesn't count against cus- AT&T disclaims any obliga-
investors never stop learning. first responders. tools to stay connected and tomers' monthly wireless data tion to update or revise state-
You can learn a lot from Kentucky Derby jockeys. By apply- In 2016, AT&T made more entertained." plans. ments contained in this news
ing some of their skills and habits to your investment activities, than 1,500 wireless network The AT&T LTE network To learn more about our release based on new informa-
you can keep moving toward your goals and you wont even upgrades in Oklahoma, covers nearly 400 million peo- coverage in Oklahoma or any- tion or otherwise.
have to run in circles. including addition of network ple in North America. Notable where in the U.S., visit the About AT&T AT&T Inc.
This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local capacity and new wireless Oklahoma network enhance- AT&T Coverage Viewer. For (NYSE:T) helps millions
Edward Jones Financial Advisor. high-speed Internet connec- ments in 2016 included updates on the AT&T wireless around the globe connect with
upgrades to a Distributed network, please visit the leading entertainment, busi-
Antennae System inside AT&T network news page. ness, mobile and high speed
Tulsa's BOK Center and the 1 AT&T products and serv- internet services. We offer the
deployment of a Cellular on ices are provided or offered by nation's best data network*
620 E. Lee Sapulpa Wheels device to enhance subsidiaries and affiliates of and the best global coverage
wireless network coverage AT&T Inc. under the AT&T of any U.S. wireless
918-224-6669 or during the Oklahoma City
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brand and not by AT&T Inc.
2 Based on publicly avail-
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918-855-5900 The First Responder
Network Authority (FirstNet)
able data for the top fiber
providers in the AT&T operat-
pay TV. We have TV cus-
tomers in the U.S. and 11
recently chose AT&T to build ing footprint. Latin American countries.
a nationwide public safety 3 Actual customer speeds Nearly 3.5 million companies,
broadband network. The net- may vary. Download speeds from small to large businesses
LOCATED IN S.E. SAPULPA work will be dedicated to are typically up to 940Mbps around the globe, turn to
Spacious 2 Bedroom, 2.5 Baths America's police, firefighters, due to overhead capacity AT&T for our highly secure
home on large corner lot. EMS personnel and other first reserved to deliver the data. smart solutions.
Remodeled kitchen. New appliances, responders when they need it. 4 Wi-Fi enabled device Additional information
cabinets, granite. Should Oklahoma opt-in to required. Other restrictions about AT&T products and
Large covered patio.
the FirstNet network, we will apply. See services is available at
build upon our current and for details and locations Follow our
Call Steve McCormick
planned investments with a Cautionary Language news on Twitter at @ATT, on
dedicated focus on the state's Concerning Forward-Looking Facebook at
first responders. Statements Information set and YouTube at
COMMERCIAL CORNER LOT And we would expect to forth in this news release con-
121st and S. Elm, Jenks make a significant investment
ING 115ft. X 230ft. to upgrade and maintain State Farm to close Tulsa operations center in 2019
PEND Zoned Commercial Oklahoma's FirstNet network
S A LE over the next 25 years, bring- TULSA, Okla. (AP) Insurance company State Farm says
ing your first responders the it plans to close its Tulsa operations center in 2019.
Call Bob Nale 918-855-5900 The Tulsa World Reports ( ) that
coverage, value and experi-
ence they expect. spokesman Justin Tomczak said Thursday that the company
MAPLEWOOD IN KEIFER For the third year in a row, will be moving 530 Tulsa-area jobs out of state.
3 Bedrooms and Bonus room. 2 full FORTUNE magazine recog- The Tulsa operations center has been open since 1989. It
Baths. 2 Half Baths nized AT&T as the Most handles claims and underwriting functions.
3 car garage. New privacy fencing. Admired Telecommunications The company says employees will have opportunities at
ING other locations, but city officials hope the displaced skilled
New carpet downstairs. Company in the world in
workers will stay in Tulsa.
Kiefer schools. 2017. We also No. 37 among
$235,000.00 the Top 50 World's Most Tulsa's unemployment rate has begun to decline following a
Call Steve McCormick Admired companies. AT&T is statewide recession brought on by low energy prices.
918-231-9350 the only telecommunications State Farm is closing 11 operations centers across the coun-
company on the list. We try that will affect about 4,200 employees. The company says
ranked No. 1 in all 9 attrib- it is trying to be more efficient by concentrating employees in
Valley Ridge utes. This included innova- larger locations.
3 Bedrooms, 2 baths, covered patio, tion, financial soundness and
! !! Wheat market leaves farmers considering new options
11/2 lots, privacy fenced. quality of products/services.
$129,500.00 We continue to expand the OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Agriculture experts in
Call Steve McCormick scope of our ultra-fast internet Oklahoma estimate the state's farmers planted 10 percent fewer
918-231-9350 powered by AT&T Fiber. acres of winter wheat at the end of last year, opting to use the
We have the largest fiber acreage for more profitable endeavors.
network within our 21-state The Oklahoman ( ) reports the infor-
5 Acres in East Sapulpa wireline footprint.2 We also mation revealed at an Oklahoma Grain and Feed Association
Good location for a gated community. now market a 1 gigabit con- meeting Wednesday shows the number of acres farmers plant
All utilities available. nection3 on our 100% fiber for winter wheat has dropped over the past five years.
Call Bob Nale 918-855-5900 network to 4.6 million loca- Despite the reduced acreage, Oklahoma State University's
tions across 52 major metro cooperative extension service, crop consultants and area agron-
areas. We plan to reach at least omists predict 2017's wheat harvest will be the second largest
CORNER LOT 75 major metros overall. We in the state since 2013. Information from the federal
ING expect to add 2 million loca- Agriculture Department says Oklahoma farmers planted 5.6
Very desirable lot
tions in 2017, and we plan to million acres of wheat in 2013. The new estimates say 4.5
in southeast Sapulpa.
Call Bob Nale
SALE reach at least 12.5 million
locations by mid-2019.
acres were planted for 2017.
Oklahoma's Wheat Commission executive director Mike
We have an extensive Wi-Fi Schulte says farmers looking to increase their profits likely
network with more than contributed to the drop.
40,000 AT&T Wi-Fi hotspots

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