A shadowy group of bankers, former politicians, media companies, and clergy met in secret over the past 3 days, in The Sequoyah Lodge Resort, in Rural Cherokee County. The state-run lodge refused to confirm or deny the event or share any details of the guests.
Speculations are rampant about the nature of the group or what their goals might be. Some believe it was a group of investors seeking some state govt. concession on tax breaks to help boost the undisclosed ventures.
One trash can had a map with Interstate 50 drawn through northern Oklahoma, & spanning from Las Vegas to Birmingham.
Still others overheard talk in the lounge regarding A change in the state code to allow tax-exempt sales of medical marijuana when the dispensary is owned by a church or other 501C3 charitable nonprofit entity.
One maintenance worker said he overheard talk of pitching to the legislature a proposed rebuilding of Fountainhead Lodge, on Lake Eufaula. The worker said one Republican at the meeting insisted that the reason why the old Fountainhead failed was due to Democrat management and kickbacks to Gene Stipe's cronies.
One housecleaning staffer said she only knows they didn't tip any of of the cleaning crews.
We're going to keep working on this lead until we get a solid story to report. Any information the public can provide will be especially helpful. Please write to Dewey@SoonerPolitics.org