Value News Articles–2009

A Face Lift for A New Image

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2009

A New Image Cosmetic Laser Center in Claremore is living up to its own name. The center has recently completed an expansion and remodel, and Dr. Dwight Korgan and staff are excited about the results.

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Gift Ideas for Sports Enthusiasts

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2009

Now in its 15th year, Action Sports continues to specialize in great gift ideas for the sports enthusiast.

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Quick Beauty Fixes

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2009

A new year is nearly upon us, and now is a prime time to begin making changes that will have you looking and feeling better than ever.

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A Healthy, Fun Gift

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2009

Over the years, the holiday season has become a commercial event; it seems as though it’s all about what’s under the Christmas tree.

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One Quiet Night

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2009

“Beyond the noise, beyond the lights, beyond the chaos of December days and nights…there is a voice whispering within, calling me beyond the noise, back to Bethlehem…

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Fresh Flowers for the Holidays

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: December 2009

The holidays are a time to observe old traditions – but they can become a time to create new traditions as well, making this a perfect opportunity to visit Art in Bloom in Owasso.

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Rooster Days is Named Oklahoma’s Outstanding Event

By: Kathy Reynolds | Category: Other | Issue: December 2009

Broken Arrow’s Rooster Days is Oklahoma Tourism’s “Outstanding Event,” according to the Oklahoma Tourism Department.

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Consider Custom-Built Cabinets

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2009

Brunson Cabinet Company was born in 1956, over 50 years ago. Bill Jack purchased the cabinet manufacturing company in January of 1999. It is located at 715 Maple St.

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Washing Your Dog Can Be Easy

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Pets | Issue: December 2009

Budget Dog Wash of Broken Arrow was the first location in the metropolitan area to introduce a private, state-of-the-art, self-service dog wash.

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Assisted Living at Its Finest

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2009

You’re invited to visit the area’s newest assisted living facility, opening soon. The countdown is on for the opening of Canoe Brook Assisted Living Community, 20102 E. Admiral Pl.

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Scrooge Performance Joins Cascia Christmas Walk

By: Lee Taylor | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2009

Cascia Hall Preparatory School and the Cascia Parent Faculty Association (CPFA) will celebrate this year’s annual Cascia Christmas Walk with a production of “Scrooge…

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Welcome to Christmas Kingdom

By: Renee Profitt | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2009

One of the largest displays of holiday spirit in Northeast Oklahoma can be found in Muskogee, a short 35-minute drive from Tulsa.

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Take the Walk to Bethlehem

By: Vicky Bowlin | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2009

For the eleventh year, Christview Christian Church in Tulsa will present its annual Bethlehem Walk, a 45-minute guided outdoor tour of an exciting and realistic nativity scene.

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Medical Care the Way It Used to Be

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2009

An element of fear goes along with not feeling well and knowing that you need to see a doctor.

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Gifts for Everyone at Classroom Corner

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: December 2009

As December ushers in the Christmas season, many of us begin to ponder our gift lists. What can we give that will be truly unique?

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Female-Friendly Tire and Service Center

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2009

Discount Mike’s Tire and Automotive is pleased to announce that they have completed AskPatty.com Certified Female Friendly® training and is now Oklahoma’s first Ask…

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Shop Downtown for Great Holiday Gifts

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2009

If you’re looking for a fun, wholesome shopping experience in which you’ll find wonderful, unique holiday gifts, downtown Claremore is a choice destination.

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Why Suffer Needlessly?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2009

About seven years ago, Patricia Conwell of Tulsa visited an orthopedic surgeon who told her that she needed a total knee replacement.

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Gifts for Newborns to Preteens

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: December 2009

For the newborn to preteen on your shopping list, you’re sure to find something extra special at Emily’s Playhouse, 991 W. Will Rogers Blvd., in the Ne-Mar Shopping Center.

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Shoes That Look and Feel Good

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2009

For shoes that look good and feel good, and are reasonably priced, go to Felts Shoes at 999 W. Will Rogers Blvd. in the Ne-Mar Shopping Center.“We carry name brands only, not off brands.

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Combining Health and Aesthetics

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2009

Advancements in aesthetic medicine have provided women with a way to smooth wrinkles, tighten skin and look younger. However, exercise is still a very necessary ingredient in a healthy lifestyle.

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Community Coffeehouse for All

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2009

Goodies Community Coffeehouse is an undertaking in partnership with Lord of Life Lutheran Church.

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New Turducken Flavors at Hebert’s

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2009

The centerpiece of your holiday table, Hebert’s world-famous turducken, now comes in three additional varieties.

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Customized Wrought Iron Fencing

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2009

Iron Gate Works has been meeting the fencing needs of the Tulsa Metro area for 33 years.

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Much More Than a Pharmacy

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2009

Over the last 25 years, many things have changed on the section of Will Rogers Boulevard between the college and the railroad tracks.

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26th Annual Home Tour

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2009

Certain traditions come with the holidays in Claremore, Oklahoma, such as the festive lighting of Will Rogers Boulevard, extending from Rogers State University through old downtown.

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Have You Built Your Investment Pyramid?

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2009

Of the “Seven Wonders of the Ancient World,” the only one still in existence is the Great Pyramid of Giza.

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Find Unique Treasures at Lou’s

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: December 2009

Discover one of Tulsa’s secret jewels for antique furnishings, Lou’s Fine Furnishings & Antiques at 3711 S. Sheridan.

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Gun Lovers Will Love Medlock

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2009

Looking for a really special gift for a loved one this Christmas? You might find it in an unusual place, Medlock Firearms in Collinsville.

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Taking Your Home from Blah to Ahhh

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: December 2009

Step into My Designer Fabric in Owasso and feel your creative self start to emerge.

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Dolls for All Life’s Special Events

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2009

Are you planning an important event – wedding, bridal shower, baby shower, or anniversary party – and want to make it truly one of a kind and spectacular?

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New Options for Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Patients

By: Melynda Reed | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2009

Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, collectively known as Inflammatory Bowel Disease, or IBD, affects approximately one million people in the United States.

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Covered for Fitness

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2009

A new program allows certain Medicare enrollees to get fit at no cost at Owasso Fitness Zone.

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Providing All Your Pet Needs

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Pets | Issue: December 2009

When you want good advice and good products to care for your pet, Pet Stop is the place to go. For 13 years Pet Stop, 12701 E. 86th St. N., has served the Owasso community.

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Power Roofing’s Holiday Toy and Food Drive Returns

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2009

Last year, Power Roofing in Bixby held their first holiday canned food campaign and toy drive. “It was very successful.

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Quick Lane Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2009

Quick Lane® operates more than 530 tire and automotive centers nationwide, and offers all the services your car or truck needs to keep it operating optimally. They also welcome fleet customers.

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Reaching Out to the Community

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2009

If you’re looking for a church with a strong, active community and plenty of opportunities for outreach, you should see what the Rock Church is up to.

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’Twas the Night Before the Festival of Trees

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: December 2009

‘Twas the night before the Festival of Trees and all through the RSU Centennial Center ballroom, children were inspecting the gingerbread village, enjoying Christmas treats and visiting with Santa.

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Sapulpa Community ­Theatre’s 2009-2010 Season

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: December 2009

If you’re looking for some affordable family fun (and a little culture, too), you should know about Sapulpa Community Theatre, which has some great shows coming up in the next few months.

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Take a Holiday Stroll in Downtown Sapulpa

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: December 2009

Sapulpa Main Street’s popular Holiday Stroll, now in its fourth year, is back this December 10 and 17.

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Biography of Racing Legend Jack Zink Now Available

By: Shanna Gray | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: December 2009

John “Jack” Zink loved to compete. Throughout his lifetime, he fulfilled that desire in business, on the racetrack and endurance course, on the water, even in politics.

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Custom Century Furniture at Sunshine

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: December 2009

Sunshine Furniture presents the grand opening of its new Design Gallery, featuring Century fine furniture.

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Tulsa Herb Society Hosts Carols and Crumpets

By: Tina Lynn | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2009

What began as a humble holiday festival has elevated into a highly anticipated event that Tulsans, along with those in surrounding communities, eagerly await.

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Mayfest Accepting Applications for 2010 Festival

By: Heather Pingry | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2009

The 38th annual Tulsa International Mayfest, scheduled for May 13-16, 2010, is accepting applications from performing and visual artists for the 2010 festival.

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Don’t Miss Surceé’s Christmas Open House

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: November 2009

If you drive by Surceé Home Décor & Gifts in Tyann Plaza and notice the windows covered, don’t worry, they haven’t gone out of business.

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Put Your Best Face Forward

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: November 2009

The next couple of months are often the busiest of the year – your days will be filled to the brim with office holiday parties, family gatherings, shopping, cooking and decorating.

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Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2009

American Heritage Bank will host a Community Shred Day on Friday, November 13. This is their way of helping you protect yourself against the fastest growing crime in the United States, identity theft.

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Pet Sitting With Love

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Pets | Issue: November 2009

With the holiday season upon us, families will be making lots of out-of-town trips in the next couple of months.

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Investment Options Available

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2009

Beverly Barry began her career in the investments industry 22 years ago.

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Belk Charity Day November 7

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2009

As the holidays approach with lightning speed, the shopping bug hits many of us with full force.

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A Great Value in ­Custom Homebuilding

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Real Estate | Issue: November 2009

Anyone who has considered having a home built has probably read the words “custom built” so often, the phrase has become commonplace in the mind.

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Report Cards for Cars

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2009

Is your car getting a report card each time you take it in for service? Bill Knight Ford assists customers by making their car’s maintenance schedule simpler than ever.

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’tis the Season to Give

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: November 2009

As the season of giving approaches, we begin to think of those who do so much for us throughout the year and who we would like show our appreciation to: teachers, co-wor…

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Buy Bixby and Win Big

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: November 2009

A $10,000 cash prize could be yours during the third annual Buy Bixby campaign.

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Get Serious About Getting Fit

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2009

From high atop a hill overlooking a sleepy Broken Arrow neighborhood, a group of ladies gather at 5:30 a.m. to run, kick, twist, lunge, stretch, push up, sit up, jump an…

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Five Fantastic Shows in Encore Series

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2009

It will be a busy season for the Broken Arrow Arts & Humanities Council as they present this season’s Encore Series!

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Buy Broken Arrow to Win Cash

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: November 2009

The ever-popular Buy Broken Arrow event, now in its 15th year, begins Friday, November 6 and runs through Friday, December 18.

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Tea-Off to the Holidays

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2009

The highly anticipated holiday season will officially kick off at Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants Association’s annual Holiday Tea-Off on Thursday evening, November 12, in downtown Broken Arrow.

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Choose to Change a Life

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2009

Sage scholars and clerics agree that one of the keys to happiness is serving others. Imagine the joy of knowing that you are the agent for positive change in a young person’s life.

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Santa Cash Is Back

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: November 2009

Get your share of $14,000 in cash prizes to be given away during Claremore’s Santa Cash 2009.  Cash will be awarded to seven lucky ticketholders on December 19.

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Go Crazy for Crafts

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: November 2009

Get your holiday gift shopping underway at Claremore Main Street’s Crazy for Crafts Fest on November 6 and 7.

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Affordability and Honesty at Cole’s Quality Construction

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2009

Making your home your castle isn’t as expensive or bothersome as you might think.

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Take a Dance Step Back in Time

By: Julie Dermody | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2009

The year is 1945. Excitement is everywhere as soldiers return from heroic battles fought on foreign soil. The entire nation is celebrating victory. There’s a dance tonight at the local airport.

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Don’t Miss Dickens on the Boulevard

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2009

Claremore pays tribute to Christmas past and ushers in this year’s holiday with everybody’s annual favorite, Dickens on the Boulevard.

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Downtown Is the Place to Be

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2009

The cold weather is here, folks! If you’re looking for indoor activity, don’t skip the treasure trove of businesses found in Claremore’s historic downtown.

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Are You Limping Through Life?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2009

When he was a child growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Royal T. Langford, a chiropractor of 32 years, had a tree-climbing experience that would affect his life for many years to come.

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What’s New in Allergy ­Diagnosis and Treatment?

By: Mark Welch | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2009

Forty-five million Americans suffer from a recurring problem called “allergy,” a disease that expresses itself through itching eyes, sneezing, nasal congestion and drainage, and headache.

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Shop Christmas Bazaar to Support Mission Trip

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: November 2009

A passion for crafts, a church that was overlooked and a mission team that needed funds was all it took for Margaret Conner to start putting together ideas for what was …

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Get a Honey-Kissed Ham for the Holidays

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2009

Make your holiday meals and get-togethers extra easy and extra special with a delicious ham or turkey from The Hamlet.

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Kitchen and Bath in Perfect Harmony

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2009

Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling the kitchen or bath in your existing home, now is a great time to harmonize your residence with products made by Harmony Star Marble of Claremore.

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Experiencing Hearing Loss?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2009

Our lives are enriched by the experiences we have through our sense of hearing, and when hearing is lost, it cannot be reversed.

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American Girl Fashion Show Spectacular

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2009

The Junior League of Tulsa proudly presents a weekend of tea parties, dolls and fashion shows during the 6th annual American Girl Fashion Show event.

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Don’t Miss Mopars at the Park

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Automotive | Issue: November 2009

Mopars at the Park, this year’s final Mopar Point Series event, is Saturday, November 7 at Tulsa Raceway Park.

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Have a Green Christmas

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: November 2009

It seems everyone is talking about recycling and being environmentally-conscious these days, and at the Owasso Tree and Berry Farm, green is the color of the season.

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Pocahontas Club Wins Congressional Award

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2009

November is National Native American Month, and this particular November promises to be a particularly busy one for the Pocahontas Club.

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How Healthy Are You?

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2009

When Thanksgiving arrives, many people are called upon to openly share what they are most thankful for, and chances are many will mention good health.

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Leaf Relief

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2009

Your gutters are more important to your home’s condition and appearance than you might think – bad gutters (or no gutters) can lead to foundation, siding and landscape damage.

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A Magical Time of Year in Sapulpa

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: November 2009

It’s that time of year again – there are all kinds of great events going on in downtown Sapulpa, capped off by the 11th annual Jingle Bells drawing, where patrons of…

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Treat Pain Without Surgery

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2009

Studies have shown that Americans are so plagued with back or neck pain that 85 percent are unable to perform simple, daily activities. Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma has good news.

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Family Practice Is Expanding

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2009

Owasso is the home to Thomas Dental & Eye Care and the family of doctors who make up this married team.

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Will Rogers Days Are Here!

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2009

Will Rogers is a well-known, beloved personage throughout the state and the nation. It is fitting that Rogers County, the birthplace of Will Rogers, will be hosting Will Rogers Days November 4 through 8.

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Fast Facial Fixes

By: Mallory Spoor-Baker | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: October 2009

Is it already fall?! This year has gone by so fast it's hard to keep up. Did you start the year planning to do something for yourself? Now it's October and you haven't done anything?

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Art, Wine and Music in Downtown Jenks

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: October 2009

The Jenks Art on Main event, now in its sixth year, will be held on Saturday, October 10. This is one of the Tulsa area’s premier showcases for Oklahoma artists.

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Murder Among the Mateys

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2009

A pirate ship docks in Owasso. The spirited passengers disembark for an evening of merriment. Soon one of them is dead – murdered!

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Spin, Sway and Swirl to the Music

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: October 2009

The huge popularity of the television show “Dancing with the Stars” demonstrates America’s magical fascination with ballroom dancing.

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Helping You Accumulate and Retain Wealth

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2009

Beverly Barry, owner of Barry Investment Services in Tulsa, specializes in offering investment guidance and retirement income strategies.

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Fitness Motivation at Home

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2009

Have you ever met someone who enjoys and believes in something so much, they make you believe it as well? Someone whose exuberance and excitement is absolutely infectious?

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Bras for a Cause

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: October 2009

Bras in Claremore will never be the same after the Boobdazzled Brassieres dinner and auction on Tuesday, October 13 at the RSU Centennial Center.

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Health Cares Affair October 24

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2009

“The Broken Arrow health and wellness community is growing by leaps and bounds,” says Carolyn Davies, chairperson for the first-ever Broken Arrow Health Cares Affair.

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Faith Matters to Carol Round

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2009

Do you or someone you know need a daily dose of encouragement?

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Halloween Fun for the Whole Family

By: Renee Profitt | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2009

Expect some different twists, turns and surprises at the 2009 Haunted Castle Halloween Festival.

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It’s Time for the Fall Golf Classic

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2009

Everyone’s a winner at the 4th annual Claremore Chamber Fall Golf Classic.

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An Evening of Hollywood Glitz

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2009

Imagine sauntering down the red carpet in your best evening wear, posing for the paparazzi’s flashing cameras.

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Enjoy the Tradition of Quilting

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2009

Quilting can be dated back for centuries and is fun for both women and men. It is a wonderful creative outlet rich in tradition.

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Adventure of a Lifetime

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2009

Touring on a bicycle is as much about the adventures found along the way as it is about the actual riding.

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It Really Is a Dickens of a Ride

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2009

One of the most well-organized and fun bicycle rides in which you’ll ever participate is scheduled to commence on Saturday, October 3 from Gazebo Park in downtown Claremore.

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No More Pain for Jane

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2009

Jane Patton of Checotah, Oklahoma says because hip dysplasia runs in her family, it was not a big surprise when she found out three years ago that she needed hip replacement surgery.

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37th Annual Arts & Crafts Benefit Bazaar

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2009

The 37th annual Arts & Crafts Benefit Bazaar, sponsored by Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Sorority’s Alpha Rho Chapter of Broken Arrow, will be held at Clarence Oliver …

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Sports-Specific Training

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2009

Steve and Paula Dibbins are co-owners of Fitness Together in Owasso. Their mission at Fitness Together is to provide clients with high quality, one-on-one private personal fitness training.

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Holiday Makeover for Your Cabinets

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: October 2009

Do you think it’s impossible to give your kitchen cabinets a makeover before the holidays? It’s not – if you call Tracy Booth, owner of Gleam Guard.

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Need Collision Repair?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2009

Two fully staffed and equipped Jim Norton Collision Centers are located in south Tulsa, one at 98th and South Memorial and the other just east of the intersection at South 58th Street and Garnett.

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Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: October 2009

With summer fading into fall and the holidays approaching, thoughts turn to joyous holiday gatherings where friends and families meet to celebrate the most festive time of year.

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Investing in Client Relationships

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2009

Linda Rainwater, a financial advisor with the financial services firm Edward Jones, and Caroline Adams, branch office administrator, are taking advantage of new state-of…

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Day of the Dead Festival

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2009

At first glance, it’s a bit like Memorial Day meets Mardi Gras.

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Women’s Day of Health and Beauty

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2009

Do you know a lady who needs a mammogram, but has no insurance to cover it? Send her to the first annual Day of Health and Beauty on Saturday, October 10 at Hampton Inn Tulsa/Bixby.

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Go Nuts at Route 66 Pecan & Fun Fest

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2009

The Nut House first opened its doors 41 years ago and sold only native pecans. It has been in its current location on Highway 66, just four miles north of Catoosa, since 1979.

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It’s Time for the Chicken Dance!

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2009

In Tulsa, Oktoberfest is a tremendous phenomenon, and it’s about that time of year again. Oktoberfest begins Thursday, October 22 and runs through Sunday, October 25.

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Official State of Oklahoma Chili Cook-Off Coming to Owasso

By: John Fenrich | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2009

The official International Chili Society State of Oklahoma Chili Cook-Off will be held in Owasso for the first time on October 24, 2009 at Centennial Park in conjunction…

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It’s Tree Planting Time

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: October 2009

Fall is in the air and there’s a glorious display of color all around us, at least on the trees that are left.

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I Like My Teacher Essay Contest

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2009

Teachers often seem to be some of the most underappreciated members of our society.

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Dream Bathrooms at Affordable Prices

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2009

“Among the unavoidable costs of a faltering economy are people’s dreams, which must be postponed as household budgets are trimmed to reduced incomes,” says Laura Simms of Re-Bath of Tulsa.

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Taking Care of Your Family’s Teeth

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2009

Renaissance Dental of Owasso is a general and cosmetic practice that serves the whole family.

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Todd Can Do It

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: October 2009

Todd Roberts is the owner of Roberts Environmental and has served northeastern Oklahoma for the past 15 years.

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Safe Trick or Treating Fun

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2009

For Sapulpa-area kids and the kid in everyone else, Sapulpa Main Street presents Trick or Treat Downtown on Saturday, October 31 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Main Street,…

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Experience Rebirth of Ancient History

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2009

The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art has some great events coming up that will celebrate Jewish culture, art and music.

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Celebrate Jewish Culture

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2009

Ready for an afternoon of culture and family-friendly free entertainment?

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Mower Power to You

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2009

If you’re looking for a really fun outing that your entire family will enjoy, mark your calendar for the 5th annual Mower Racing Charity Event, to be held at Claremore…

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Fellowship Breakfast Before Church

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2009

A church that serves breakfast? That’s right!

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On the Move to End Alzheimer’s

By: Tonda Ames | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2009

Today 78 million baby boomers are approaching the age of greatest risk for Alzheimer’s – and finding a cure is more crucial than ever before.

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Unlock Your Child’s Potential

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2009

More and more parents are turning to martial arts as an extracurricular activity for their children.

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30 Years of Bluegrass & Chili

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: September 2009

Families, friends, music fans and food lovers who are looking for the perfect end-of-summer event, search no more – the Bluegrass & Chili Festival has arrived.

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17th Annual Arts and Crafts Fair This Month

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: September 2009

The Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants Association’s 17th annual Arts and Crafts Fair is Saturday, September 19 at Central Park Community Center (1500 S. Main).

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Taking the Fear Out of Trips to the ER

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2009

They hope you don’t need it, but just in case you do, Claremore Regional Hospital will help take the fear out of medical treatment for your children.

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School Is Back in Session

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2009

Summer break is over but the excitement of a fresh new school year has just begun.

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Rest In Comfort

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2009

Route 66. To those of us from the area, the words hardly seem novel; the strip of highway they refer to has been a part of our lives for as long as we can remember.

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Creating Style With Elegance

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2009

Looking for that one place to go for price, colors, selection and expert installation of all types of countertops? Stop by Countertop Solutions Inc. Their new showroom at 313 N. Redbud Ave.

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Art of Hope Gala

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2009

On Saturday, October 3, CREOKS Behavioral Health Services is hosting its 2nd annual Art of Hope Gala at Warren Place’s Doubletree Hotel.

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Giving Back to the Community

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: September 2009

Founded in 1989 as Eastside Tire & Auto, the company became Discount Mike’s Tire & Automotive in 2005 when Mike Gauldin purchased it, and the rest, as they say, is history.

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No More Knee Pain

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2009

Debra Stewart of Coweta works for Tulsa Public Schools’ Transportation Department. She drives two routes a day, transporting children to and from school.

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Cost-Effective Bath and Kitchen Repairs

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2009

Kent Kantor, owner of Grout Care of Tulsa, says, “I can show you an easy way to save money on a couple of simple home improvements to tub and shower surrounds in bathr…

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Powrachute ­Extravaganza September 17-20

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2009

The first time you see a powered parachute, it’s downright astonishing – something like a dune buggy with a huge rear-mounted propeller dangling from a parachute, th…

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New Insure Tulsa Plan

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2009

Oklahoma has had one of the worst uninsured rates in the nation for some time.

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Don’t Miss the 49th Annual Greek Festival

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2009

A Greek festival is more than just a good time; it is a display of tradition and culture as well as entertainment and food.

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Don’t Miss the ­Pandora Bracelet Event

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2009

Most of us remember that weekend in mid-March because of the weather. The sky first dumped two inches of rain on the Tulsa metro area on Friday, followed by ten inches of snow on Saturday.

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Guilt-Free Shopping for the Family

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2009

It seems that everyone is going “green” these days, recycling when possible and making tight budgets stretch.

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Turn Your Building Plans Into Reality

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2009

Mill Creek is not just about lumber any more. The Tulsa icon that began as a simple little lumberyard is celebrating its 75th anniversary with a new Kitchens by Mill Creek showroom at 7741 E. 41st St.

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Makeup Artist of the Stars Comes to Town

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2009

Ever wonder what it would be like to have a makeup artist to the stars do magic on your face?

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Master Design Your Home

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2009

When only the best will do for the kitchen or bath of your dreams, one local place can make it happen: Master Designs Kitchen and Bath in Owasso.

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Brynn Middleton Visiting My Doll Castle

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: September 2009

When you want to meet your favorite doll artists, you probably already know where to look – My Doll Castle in Claremore.

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Traditional, Homemade Italian Food

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: September 2009

Benny Luchno owns Napoli’s Italian Restaurants in Broken Arrow, Tahlequah and Muskogee. The newest restaurant opened its doors four years ago and is located on the corner of 81st & 145th E. Ave.

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Disabled Workers Have What It Takes

By: Julie Dermody | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2009

Given the chance, would you hire Albert Einstein for your company? Would you consider signing on FDR, Beethoven or Thomas Edison? Would you hire me?

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Giving You a Memorable Banking Experience

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2009

A merger between Central Bancompany of Jefferson City, Missouri and 21st Century Financial Services – the parent company of Tulsa-based ONB Bank – was finalized in 2007.

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Lose Your Booty at Boot Camp

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2009

It’s 5:30 a.m. and most of Owasso is still asleep. A commanding voice pierces the stillness in the Friendship Baptist Church parking lot. “Come on, ladies.

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95th Annual Rogers County Free Fair

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: September 2009

It’s September and autumn’s cooler weather is upon us, two signs indicating one thing – it’s time for the fair! Get ready to experience the excitement of the 95th Annual Rogers County Free Fair.

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Amazing Race for Charity

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2009

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to participate in a reality show-based event? Now is your chance to find out!

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Country-Farm Family Cooking

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: September 2009

Those of you who have patronized the Shiloh’s Restaurant in Tulsa at 51st and the Broken Arrow Expressway will be delighted to know that they have opened a second location, and it’s in Broken Arrow.

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Stop Child Trafficking Now

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2009

Human slavery goes on – across the world, in the United States, in Oklahoma, even right here in Green Country. The statistics are appalling.

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An Evening of Wine and Roses

By: Cheryl Johnson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2009

Tulsa Garden Center is pleased to present Tulsa’s premiere fall celebration of wine and food, An Evening of Wine & Roses.

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Free Screenings at Wellness Fair

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2009

On Wednesday, September 23, Tulsa Jewish Retirement & Health Care Center will host its 8th annual Wellness Fair.

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Buy, Hold, & Hope?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2009

Waterstone Private Wealth Management is a boutique investment firm whose professionals provide tailored services to their family of clients, including small businesses, couples and individuals.

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6th Annual Wine, Eats & Easels

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2009

Each year locals anticipate Broken Arrow’s premier gala, Wine, Eats & Easels, benefiting Broken Arrow Neighbors, a charity organization that provides basic needs a…

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WWII Aviation History Comes to Life

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2009

A bit of military history comes to life on Saturday, September 12, when Wings Over Tulsa lands at the Riverside campus of Tulsa Tech in Jenks.This is the 8th annual cele…

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Supporting Inner-City Youth

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2009

Growing up in poverty can limit a child’s social opportunities, which play an important role in that child’s development and growth.

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Tired of Unsightly Leg Veins?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2009

The hot summer days are here – you’re running errands in shorts, wearing skirt suits to work, and hitting the pool in your swimsuit.

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Airco Wins Prestigious Dave Lennox Award

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2009

Recently Tom Boyce traveled to Baniff, Canada, a town nestled in the Canadian Rockies, on behalf of Airco (a business started by his father in 1961 and carried on by him…

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Don’t Get Overwhelmed by Financial Worry

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Professional Services | Issue: August 2009

Investments, taxes, insurance estate planning – the list of financial concerns people face today can be overwhelming.

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Get Involved in Bluegrass & Chili Festival

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2009

It’s growing close to that time of year we’ve all been waiting for – time for the Bluegrass & Chili Festival.

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On Your Side

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Professional Services | Issue: August 2009

Mark Bransford, attorney at law, takes pride in helping injured Oklahomans, because he knows they are at a disadvantage when it comes to personal injury claims. “I see…

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Home & Business Expo Slated for August 22

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: August 2009

The Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the community’s 2009 Home & Business Expo for Saturday, August 22, at the beautiful Nienhuis Park.

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A Clean Dog Is a Happy Dog

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Pets | Issue: August 2009

The self-service dog wash – you may never have heard of such a thing, but Budget Dog Wash seems to be taking Tulsa and Broken Arrow by storm.

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Restore and Repair Specialists

By: Julie Dermody | Category: Automotive | Issue: August 2009

When we take our car to a mechanic, we’re generally entrusting them with our second-most important material possession, hoping we have chosen someone who will be fully reliable.

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Making Life a Little Easier

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2009

Those who have been injured and those who have disabilities already face many difficulties in day-to-day life.

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Family & Senior Health Center Adds Two New Physicians

By: Peggy Trease | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2009

The Family & Senior Health Center recently welcomed two new physicians to the clinic in July. Tobey Crow, D.O., and Brent Hinkle, D.O., have a new place to hang their stethoscopes.

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Call The Clothing Doctor

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2009

Do you have broken zippers?

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What Sets Dr. LaButti Apart?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2009

You’ve experienced knee or hip pain for long enough and have finally decided to opt for surgery.

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Free Gatesway Balloon Festival August 7-9

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2009

It’s fun. It’s festive. And this year, it’s free!

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Gear Up and Get Fit!

By: Christy Smith | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2009

It is no secret that the majority of Americans does not get enough physical activity or follow a very healthy diet, and as a result suffer from extra weight.

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Tee Off at Home

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Real Estate | Issue: August 2009

Take a moment to imagine the perfect home.

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Lend a Happy Hand in Charity Golf Tournament

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: August 2009

The Happy Hands Education Center is a Christian school for children with hearing loss and communicative disorders.

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Kitchen and Bath in Perfect Harmony

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2009

Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling the kitchen or bath in your existing home, now is a great time to harmonize your residence with products made by Harmony Star Marble of Claremore.

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Sensational Skincare

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2009

Renewal: it is a word that Kim Threlkeld of Kim’s Professional Skincare specializes in, with revolutionary skin treatments that can turn back the clock on skin, renewi…

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New Golden Arches in Owasso

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Restaurants | Issue: August 2009

For many years, the golden arches of McDonald’s at 76th Street North have signaled to those coming down Highway 169 from Tulsa that they are entering the Owasso area.

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Rifle Through Medlock Firearms

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2009

When Becky Medlock met a young sailor on leave in California in July, 1992, she had no idea it would lead to marriage, moving to Oklahoma and eventually starting a family business.

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Sign Up for Bike MS Oklahoma Ride

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: August 2009

On Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, the Oklahoma Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will host its 24th annual Bike MS Oklahoma Ride.

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For Food and Shopping, Opt for Ne-Mar

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2009

Ne-Mar Shopping Center in Claremore is home to many businesses, including Bill & Ruth’s Submarine Sandwiches, Carl’s Coney, Felts Shoes, and JC Penney.

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Shark Week at the Aquarium

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2009

Blame it on the 1975 blockbuster “Jaws,” but young and old alike seem to have a fear of those predatory monsters called sharks and their infinite hunger for humans.

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Roofing and More for the Community

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2009

Whether the team hits, kicks or bounces a ball, Power Roofing of Bixby is proud to be a major sponsor for 2009-2010 University of Oklahoma athletics.

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Going Green with Collision Repair

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: August 2009

“Doing something good for our environment doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice quality or productivity,” says Ralph Higinbotham, owner of Premier Collision in Broken Arrow.

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Rewriting the West Side Story

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: August 2009

On Saturday, August 8, RedFork Main Street of southwest Tulsa is hosting its first signature event – the Down on Main Street festival.

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Big-City Selection, Small-Town Service

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2009

When Rory Eastman was 16 years old, he got what he thought was a bright idea: he decided he wanted to go to a big city.

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Summer Car Care Clinic

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: August 2009

South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge has accumulated a great e-mail list from clients and is sending some very special deals to those who have asked to receive them via e-mail.

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A Better Option for Back Pain

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2009

“Oh, my aching back!” Once upon a time, that burning, stabbing, constant pain in the lower back or neck meant bed rest, muscle relaxants, pain medications, manipulations, and of course – surgery.

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Higher Level of Dental Care

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2009

Continuing education is important in any profession, and the staff at Thomas Dental & Eye Care is serious about staying up to date on the latest products and procedures in dentistry.

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Good Times Roll at Thunder Bowl

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2009

Looking for some good, clean family fun that doesn’t include the heat and the sun? Tired of sitting inside and staring at a screen to escape the weather? It’s time to go bowling!

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Don’t Bug Out

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2009

Do spiders scare you, roaches send you running, and insects irritate you? If so, you might want to give Mother Nature’s Pest Control a call.

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Great American Grand Opening

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2009

All American 24 Hour Fitness at 91st & Aspen in Broken Arrow is celebrating its grand opening after several months of remodeling and updating.

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A Fitness Club You Can Trust

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2009

All American 24 Hour Fitness has been open in Owasso for a year and a half, and has served the city’s fitness population well, according to owner Jim Benien.

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Strike Out Breast Cancer

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2009

It’s time again to “Strike Out Breast Cancer!” Andy B’s Family Entertainment Center and Tulsa Project Woman will present this 10th annual fundraising event in me…

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Broken Arrow Banker Recognized for 50 Years of Service

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2009

AVB Bank and the Broken Arrow community would like to offer congratulations to Virginia W. Johnson, director of AVB Bank in Broken Arrow, who was among six Oklahoma bank…

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Bill Knight Collision Repair Opens New Facility

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2009

Most people in the Tulsa metropolitan area associate the name Bill Knight with his three automotive dealerships – Bill Knight Ford, Bill Knight Lincoln Mercury Volvo, …

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Three Generations and Counting

By: Mary Bransford | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2009

While most are familiar with Boy Scouts of America, few actually know how America’s largest youth organization came to be.

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Patriotic Pyrotechnic Paradise

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2009

If you’re having family and friends over to celebrate the Fourth of July, here are a few essentials you’ll need: a grill for barbecuing, lots of food and beverages, …

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Restore and Repair Specialists

By: Julie Dermody | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2009

When we take our car to a mechanic, we’re generally entrusting them with our second-most important material possession, hoping we have chosen someone who will be fully reliable.

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Circle Cinema Comes Full Circle

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2009

It was July 15, 1928. A modest neighborhood community theater called the Circle Cinema opened at 12 S. Lewis in Tulsa’s first suburban shopping center, Kendall Whittier.

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Celebrating 40 Years of Cosmetology Education

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Education | Issue: July 2009

In April of 1969, Ms. Shirley Dyer opened the door to cosmetology education in Claremore and the surrounding areas when she established her first cosmetology school.

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No Such Thing as a Typical Day

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2009

Dr. Ronald LaButti is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement.

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Earn Commission on Products You Already Use

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: July 2009

There is an old saying: Money cannot buy you happiness.

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Free Computer Recycling Program

By: Nancy Webster | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2009

Dell and Goodwill Industries of Tulsa have partnered with Reconnect, a no-charge computer recycling program for consumers.

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Vehicle Service You Can Trust

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2009

The recent upheaval in our economy has affected all types of business, and the automotive industry is no exception.

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Midwest Harp Festival July 20-25

By: Kasey Littlefield | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2009

The Midwest Harp Academy is hosting its annual Midwest Harp Festival July 20 through 25 with a series of concerts for the entire family to enjoy.

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A Chance to Change

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2009

For 12 years it was a dream that Janet Nusz held firmly: a safe haven where an abused woman could heal from the past and grow into the woman she wanted to be.

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Back to School Fashion Show

By: Julie Dermody | Category: Other | Issue: July 2009

Summertime is in full swing, and the last thing on the minds of children is the thought of going back to school.

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It’s Blackberry Time

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2009

Fireworks. Watermelon. Stars and stripes, red, white and blue – all signs of summer.

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Pet Stop Continues Love A Pet Tradition

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Pets | Issue: July 2009

For many years, Love A Pet was a fixed part of the Broken Arrow community. Sara and David Wilson of Pet Stop in Owasso are the store’s new owners and have changed its name to Pet Stop.

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Going Green with Collision Repair

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2009

“Doing something good for our environment doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice quality or productivity,” says Ralph Higinbotham, owner of Premier Collision in Broken Arrow.

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New Banking Technology in Claremore

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2009

RCB Bank proudly announces the opening of its 20th branch in Oklahoma. The new “RCB Bank at the Box” is located inside the Claremore Wal-Mart SuperCenter.

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New Club Forming for Republican Women

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Other | Issue: July 2009

A new group is forming in Rogers County, but while the members are new, the idea has been brewing for years.

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The Scrapbook Store Celebrates 5th Anniversary

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2009

It’s hot outside, the kids are home and everyone needs something fun and productive to do. Why not give scrapbooking a try?

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Alternative to Back Surgery

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2009

It is something most of us take for granted: the ability to walk. From the time we learn to toddle around as small children, we count on our legs to take us where we want to go.

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Sleep Well, Live Better

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: July 2009

Many people know of Sunshine Furniture, 7178 S. Memorial in Tulsa, as having the largest selection of quality merchandise at the best prices in Oklahoma.

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Learn About Cutting-Edge Plants

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: July 2009

The Tulsa Herb Society is hosting An Evening with Jim Long on Monday, July 13 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria.

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Golf Marathon to Support Rogers County Youth

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2009

Volunteers for Youth will host its 5th annual Smokin’ Hot 100 Marathon at Heritage Hills Golf Course in Claremore on Tuesday, July 28, 2009.

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Summer’s Better on a Boat

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2009

As a high school student working in a marine shop, Don Morton knew he loved boats. Thirty-seven years later, he still works in a marine shop, and he still loves boats.

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Look Stunning This Summer

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: June 2009

During the warm summer months, less is more – people are eating lighter, dressing in less clothing and wearing less makeup.

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AVB Bank Announces Promotions and New Hires

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2009

AVB Bank is pleased to announce its latest promotions and newest staff members. Ben Dejene has been promoted to assistant vice president and branch manager of the downtown Broken Arrow location.

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Historical Society Museum Opens June 6

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2009

The long-awaited opening celebration of the Broken Arrow Historical Society Museum is scheduled for Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and everyone in the community is invited to attend.

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Gain Investment Clarity

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2009

Beverly Barry has been in investment services since 1987, and she opened her own company, Barry Investment Services, in 1995.

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Benzel Properties Launches Website for Home Buyers and Sellers

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Real Estate | Issue: June 2009

On May 1, 2009, local homebuilder Robert Benzel, owner of Benzel Properties, launched his first real estate website for home buyers and sellers.

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Smile from Ear to Ear

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2009

The sun is shining, the kids are out of school, and everyone has a summer smile on their face – June is the perfect time to spend the day outside enjoying a picnic with loved ones.

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Philbrook Trades Tulips for Tomatoes to Feed Oklahoma’s Hungry

By: Cindy Stevens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2009

In a time when food stamp participation in Oklahoma is at an all-time high, Philbrook Museum of Art recently announced that it will be converting its entire 3,600 square…

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A Diamond Among Lawn Stores

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2009

If you are already a customer of Diamond P Lawn & Garden, you’ve probably been told by owner J.W. Powers, “We couldn’t do it without you.” J.W. and his wife …

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Common Fears and Concerns of Total Joint Replacement

By: Sara Dale | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2009

You’re probably vaguely familiar with something called total joint replacement surgery. You’ve scanned stories here and there in newspapers and magazines regarding this revolutionary procedure.

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Education Lifts You Up

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Education | Issue: June 2009

“My philosophy is that everyone knows someone who should be in college but isn’t,” says Christopher Davis, academic advisor at the Educational Opportunity Center (…

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Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2009

The truth is, you’re not fooling anyone with those baggy clothes, least of all yourself.

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Safety Switch

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2009

What if you could give peace of mind to those you love? If you think this is impossible, think again.

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Fun for All at Black Gold Days

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2009

Glenpool’s 31st annual Black Gold Days festival, celebrating the discovery of oil there over 100 years ago, is coming June 18-20.

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Goodwill in Claremore Reopens

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2009

There were many smiling faces returning to the Goodwill store in Claremore on April 29, following a remodeling and expansion project that necessitated closing the store for two months.

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Goodwill Honors Outstanding Employees and Partners

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2009

Employees, clients, board members, community leaders, and other friends of Goodwill Industries of Tulsa joined in the annual awards banquet on May 4 at Southern Hills Ma…

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Friendly, Expert Service

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2009

No matter what make or model of car you drive, Jim Norton Mitsubishi’s service department is working to be your one-stop shop for all your service and customization ne…

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Cutting Losses Can Be More Painful Than You Think

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2009

Why do stock prices fall? Various factors are involved, but in a nutshell, prices drop when more people want to sell stocks than buy them.

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Lord of Life Summer Camps

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: June 2009

In April of this year, Lord of Life Lutheran Church opened the doors to its new location at 13160 S. Memorial in Bixby.

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Custom Frames For Nearly Anything

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: June 2009

For 18 years, Martin’s Frame Design has provided Green Country with custom frames for art and memorabilia of every shape and size, and owner Bob Martin brings his grea…

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The Doll Maker Returns to Claremore

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2009

Doll artist Linda Rick returns to downtown Claremore’s My Doll Castle on Saturday, June 13 for a day of meeting and greeting fans, doll-signing, refreshments, giveaways and fun!

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Gorgeous Gameroom Designs

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2009

When entering the beautiful showroom of One Billiards – Gameroom Design, you’ll see why it is one of the fastest growing gameroom furniture stores in the Midwest.

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Now Enrolling for GERD Clinical Study

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2009

Options Health Research, located in the Physicians Building just east of Hillcrest Medical Center, conducts clinical research trials for pharmaceutical companies looking…

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Going Green with Collision Repair

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2009

 “Doing something good for our environment doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice quality or productivity,” says Ralph Higinbotham, owner of Premier Collision in Broken Arrow.

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Mystery Shopper Says Life Is Better in the Quick Lane

By: The Mystery Shopper | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2009

Do you dread going to get your oil changed? I know that around our house, it’s one of the least favorite errands.

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Free Childbirth Classes

By: Renetta Harrison | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2009

The Children First program, along with the Rogers County Health Department, is now offering free childbirth classes.

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Garden Tour to Support Victims of Domestic Violence

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: June 2009

On Saturday, June 6 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Safenet Services presents its 14th annual Garden and Pond Tour.

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Route 66 Blowout June 6

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2009

On Saturday, June 6, downtown Sapulpa will host its 20th annual Route 66 Blowout. This fantastic, free festival features hundreds of classic cars and motorcycles, food, crafts, art, music and lots more.

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Antiques Appraisal Day June 28

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2009

On Sunday, June 28, the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art will present its first Treasures in Your Attic Appraisal Day.

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Supper with the Stars

By: Michael Lail | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2009

The 20th Annual Trek Expo will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 26-28 at the John Q. Hammons UMAC Center, 6836 S. Mingo in Tulsa.

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SummerStage 2009

By: Chad Oliverson | Category: Other | Issue: June 2009

SummerStage Festival is an eight-week performing arts festival held during June and July at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center.

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Farm Fresh and Festival Fun

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2009

Local Farmers MarketsBartlesville Farmers MarketFrank Phillips Park, Downtown8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturdays Broken Arrow Farmers Market418 S. Main St.4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursda…

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Windows of Opportunity

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2009

Every replacement window they install is a window of opportunity for the pros at Window Masters.

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Skin Care Advancements

By: Mallory Spoor-Baker | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2009

As a specialist in cosmetic medicine, people often ask me, “What's new in the cosmetic industry?” Innovative procedures are constantly being developed, and the lates…

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Rooster Days Are Here

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2009

Now in its 78th year, Broken Arrow’s Rooster Days is Oklahoma’s oldest annual festival.

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Tour Gorgeous Gardens

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2009

On Saturday, June 6, the Broken Arrow Hearts and Flowers Garden Tour will feature plants to see, to eat and to smell in four very unique gardens.

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51st Annual Rooster Days Rodeo: A Tribute to Carl Rice

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2009

This year marks the 51st Annual Rooster Days Rodeo, which has also been designated A Tribute to Carl Rice in honor of the man who served as stock contractor for the Roos…

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Support Many Charities at Belk May 2

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2009

The first Belk store was founded in 1888 with the philosophy of helping employees, customers and the community.

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Lip Smackin’ Good Times in Bixby

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2009

Oklahoma’s most popular barbeque and music festival is soon to fire up again!

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Big Band Sounds to Fill the Air

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2009

It’s time to enjoy the best in big band music as the world famous Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra brings their big band sounds to Broken Arrow May 16, 2009.

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Summer Camp for Fun and Personal Growth

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2009

Camp Courage USA is a nonprofit, interdenominational Christian summer camp in Mannford, Oklahoma for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 14.

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Church May Not Be As Bad As You Think

By: Jamie Brace | Category: Other | Issue: May 2009

A partner gave us his story, “I have visited many churches in my life trying to find a place I belonged. They were fine churches; I just never felt at home.

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Open Your Heart and Home

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Special Interest | Issue: May 2009

It’s hard to imagine, but there are kids who are abandoned by their parents and locked in a room for days without food.

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Nail A New Career

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Education | Issue: May 2009

“In this economy, we are seeing a lot of people who need career training, but do not have the time or money to invest in several years of school,” says Sara Harper, …

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Timeless Cars and Ever-Lovin’ Gospel

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2009

Bixby’s Classic Car Show and Gospel Sing, now in its seventh year, is Sunday, June 7 at First United Methodist Church.

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Stylish Savings

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2009

The secret is out. Where do Tulsa’s best-dressed families get their fashionable clothes – without breaking their budgets? They shop at Clothesline Clothing, located at 8009-C S. Sheridan in Tulsa.

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In the Business Since Childhood

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2009

 “We’ve got great products, the best warranty in the business, and we give customers a great value on every dollar they spend,” says Rick Davis, owner of Davi…

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Don’t Let Hip Pain Hinder Your Life

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2009

Dale Macumber can barely remember a time when he wasn’t in pain. “It feels like forever,” he says. Dale was in the army for 22 years and retired in 1989.

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Get on Track

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2009

The school year is coming to a close, and summer break will be here before you know it.

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Money-Savvy Way to Update Your Home

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: May 2009

There’s a secret to making the wood cabinets, paneling, baseboards, doors and frames in your home look new again – without spending a lot of money. That secret is Gleam Guard.

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Hometown Family Auto Care

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2009

There’s a shop in Collinsville where you can take your car for mechanical repairs and know that it will be taken care of. The owners are friendly and honest, and have a simple way of doing business.

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Harmonize Your Kitchen and Bath

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2009

Harmony Star Marble owner Rex Marsh serves all of northeastern Oklahoma with custom manufactured cultured marble and Harmony Stone fixtures for the kitchen and bathroom.

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Transforming Dull into Decorative

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2009

Concrete isn’t just concrete any more. Jason Lee at Hawkeye Custom Concrete, 212 E. Broadway in Sand Springs, is a master at transforming dull gray concrete slabs into dramatic showpieces.

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Aieee! Crawfest for Therapetics

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2009

You’re invited to Crawfest 2009, the biggest Cajun party in town, on Saturday, May 16.

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Curing a Common Problem

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2009

While yeast infections are typically thought of as a female problem, Wanda Harris, doctor of naturopathy, says Candida albicans actually affects men, women and children of all ages.

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A Very Curious Store in Sapulpa

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: May 2009

When you walk into Hurt Furniture in Sapulpa, you’re going to feel like you’re 12 years old and have just been turned loose in a candy store.

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Looking for Innovative Kitchen Designs?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2009

Kitchens by Mill Creek relocated its showroom and offices in February of this year. The new location is just west of Memorial on the north side of 41st Street.

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Smell the Lilacs May 2

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2009

Claremore seems to have the market cornered when it comes to having good, old-fashioned family fun in the heart of the community.

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Renew Your Home For Spring

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: May 2009

Spring is here, summer is just around the corner and everything in nature is renewing itself. Why not renew your home as well?

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Custom Frames For Nearly Anything

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: May 2009

For 18 years, Martin’s Frame Design has provided Green Country with custom frames for art and memorabilia of every shape and size, and owner Bob Martin brings his grea…

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Updated Showroom, Bigger Selection

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2009

If you’re building a new home, remodeling your old home, or just looking to update your appliances, Metro Builders Supply’s excellent customer service and huge selec…

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Quick Change Artist

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2009

It started with a spill on Michelle Romero’s favorite bag. While the Salt Lake City resident lamented her ruined purse, a what-if moment struck her.

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Vinyl Revitalizes Your Yard

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2009

Now might be the best time ever to consider adding beautiful vinyl fencing or other vinyl products to your home’s outdoor areas.

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Find A New Beginning

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: May 2009

“Our ministry at New Beginnings Church is specifically to those who feel hopeless, to those who feel no freedom, no escape,” says Pastor Randy Springer.

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Safe Driving Checklists

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2009

Although Randy Pruitt repairs wrecked cars for a living, he wants you to take good care of your vehicle and be safe on the road.

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Celebrating the Strength of Survivors

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: May 2009

The American Cancer Society would like to extend the invitation to any cancer survivor and guest to a Survivors’ Dinner.

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14th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

By: Renee Profitt | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2009

Journey back in time to the 16th century and be immersed in the grandeur of Renaissance England as the Castle of Muskogee and the village of Castleton come alive, with o…

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To Bee or Not to Bee

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Education | Issue: May 2009

To bee or not to bee? That is the question. The answer? An inaugural Corporate Spelling Bee to raise funds for the Rogers County Literacy Council.

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24th Annual Golf Classic & Auction

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2009

When does your playing for two days help others work for a year? The answer is May 8 and 9 at the Rogers County Training Center’s 24th Annual Golf Classic & Auction.

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Get Clean Air in Your Home

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2009

Air pollution affects everyone, and you can’t hide from it. Eric Danels is the owner of Torchwood Air Conditioning Heating & Plumbing.

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Summer Youth Programs at TCC

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Education | Issue: May 2009

Tulsa Community College has been providing youth and family enrichment summer programs for more than 30 years.

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Tumble In Celebrates 67 Years

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2009

Tumble In opened its doors in Broken in early August, 2008. In 1942, Don Smith founded “Tumble Inn” at the bottom of Indian Agency Hill in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

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Cleaners for the Community

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2009

For the past three and a half years, WaterStone Cleaners has offered a unique approach to the traditional storefront.

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Chills and Thrills at Will Rogers Stampede

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2009

The 63rd annual Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo is coming to Claremore!

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Programs Are Budding at A New Leaf

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2009

A New Leaf’s mission is to provide developmentally disabled children and adults with life skills and job training through horticultural therapy, vocational placement a…

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Latisse for Longer, Lusher Lashes

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2009

Have you ever seen a beautiful face and wondered to yourself, “What is it that makes this person so beautiful?” Chances are, she has radiant skin and beautiful eyes.

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Alzheimer’s Education Conference June 9

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2009

There is help for anyone dealing with Alzheimer’s in any capacity.

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American Heritage Bank Opens Glenpool Branch

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2009

American Heritage Bank (AHB) began establishing its roots in Oklahoma soil way back in 1905, two years prior to Oklahoma statehood.

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Manhattan by Moonlight Gala

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2009

Can’t make it to New York this spring? Mark your calendar for April 18 and make plans to attend Manhattan by Moonlight instead.

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Assisting Tulsans in Need

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: April 2009

The Assistance League of Tulsa is a nonprofit, all-volunteer organization that works to help the community through philanthropic programs. Their mission is to “improve…

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A Decade of Assurance

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2009

This is the tenth year of doing business in northeastern Oklahoma for Chuck Billy and the Broken Arrow-based Assurance Overhead Doors, Inc.

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Belk Charity Sale

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2009

Henry Belk opened his first store in Monroe, N.C. in 1888. Many thought he would surely fail because of his radical notion of cash sales at the lowest prices possible.

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Authors Showcase Literary Works in Lunch Box Series

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2009

It’s Broken Arrow’s annual lunchtime tradition!

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Summer Camp for Fun and Personal Growth

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2009

Camp Courage USA is a nonprofit, interdenominational Christian summer camp in Mannford, Oklahoma for boys and girls between the ages of 8 and 14.

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Educational Fun This Summer

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2009

Spring is in the air, and a parent’s thoughts turn to…summer! The kids will be home all day – what to do?

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Stylish Savings

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2009

The secret is out. Where do Tulsa’s best-dressed families get their fashionable clothes – without breaking their budgets? They shop at Clothesline Clothing, located at 8009-C S. Sheridan in Tulsa.

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Help Expel Illiteracy at Spell-A-Round

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Education | Issue: April 2009

Here are a few surprising statistics about Creek County: 6 percent of the 18-plus population have less than a ninth grade education, and 23 percent have less than a high school education.

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No Kneed for Pain

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2009

Janet Wybrant and her husband Danny own Soldier Fire Ranch in Coweta, where they raise and sell miniature horses, and they are high school science teachers – Janet at Porter and Danny at Chouteau.

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Webkinz Extravaganza at Emily’s Playhouse

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2009

Emily’s Playhouse is hosting a fun-filled weekend for Webkinz fans May 1 through 3!

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Commit to Get Fit

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2009

Often the hardest thing about beginning a personal fitness program is finally making the commitment to get started.

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Make Your Own Special Gifts

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: April 2009

If you’ve ever found yourself in the quandary of not knowing what gift to give, make things easier on yourself with a visit to The Gift Garden.

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Destination America Initiative

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2009

The Holmes Organisation, a Tulsa leader in insurance and benefits, is on the cutting edge of workplace health and wellness in Green Country.

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Wonderful Gifts for Spring Occasions

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: April 2009

If you’ve never stepped through the doors of J & J Pharmacy and Gifts, located in the Ne-Mar Shopping Center in Claremore, you don’t know what you’ve been missing.

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Jenks Herb and Plant Festival Continues to Grow

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: April 2009

Main Street Jenks is getting greener this year with the expansion of the 13th annual Jenks Herb and Plant Festival on Saturday, April 25.

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Families Save and Earn at JBF

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2009

The economy is the big topic of conversation right now for people of all walks of life – everyone is trying to figure out how to pinch a few extra pennies and earn some extra cash.

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Get a Lovely Lawn This Spring

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2009

Lawns By Nature, Inc.

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What Can Investors Learn from Gardeners?

By: Edward Jones | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2009

Spring is here. If you’re a gardener, you know it will soon be time to put in your flowers or vegetables.

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Custom Frames For Nearly Anything

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: April 2009

For 18 years, Martin’s Frame Design has provided Green Country with custom frames for art and memorabilia of every shape and size, and owner Bob Martin brings his grea…

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Help Furnish a Safe House for Women

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: April 2009

The area’s most unique housewarming won’t be at the house in celebration, and you won’t meet the residents.

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Type 2 Diabetes Study

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2009

Options Health Research is a privately owned and operated clinical research site located in Tulsa, OK.

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Owasso Tree Farm Opens for Spring Season

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2009

It’s easy to be inspired by anyone who truly loves their work; this is what makes the Owasso Tree and Berry Farm so much fun to visit.

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Innovative Roofing

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2009

 Hard-working and innovative are two words that immediately come to mind when meeting the father-son team of Tim and Kevan Burns at Power Roofing & Exteriors.

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Pampering for Everyday People

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2009

Have you ever heard the old saying, “Put on your best face”? There’s a lot of meaning behind it, say Cathy Boyd and Katie Phelan.

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Gutter Solutions Made Simple

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2009

Your gutters are more important to your home’s condition and appearance than you might think – bad gutters (or no gutters) can lead to foundation, siding and landscape damage.

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Surrounded By Angels

By: Judy Burdell | Category: Other | Issue: April 2009

Linda Schnitzer is surrounded by angels. In December of 2006, she was diagnosed with a kidney infection and told that she was going through early menopause.

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Who to Call for Any Home Project

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2009

Todd Roberts is a dedicated family man and spends as much time as possible with his wife and two beautiful children.

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Vehicle Service More Important Than Ever

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2009

In these economic times, keeping up with your vehicle’s service and maintenance program is more important than ever before.

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Tony Knows Tile and More

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2009

Tile by Tony’s specialty is bathroom remodeling, and they combine traditional quality and workmanship with the best of new technology in products and application.

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Every Girl Can Be a Prom Princess

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2009

Susan Bowren is sure she can make any girl a princess at her prom.

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29th Annual Golf Classic Benefiting Tulsa Boys’ Home

By: Michael Lail | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2009

You don’t have to be a professional golfer to play at the 29th annual Tulsa Boys’ Home Golf Classic.

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Visit SpringFest Garden Market and Festival April 10-11

By: Cheryl Johnson | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2009

Spring is here! Are you ready to plant your garden? Let Tulsa Garden Center help you get ready.

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Mayfest Seeks Submissions for Youth Art Gallery and Volunteers

By: Heather Pingry | Category: Other | Issue: April 2009

Organizers of Tulsa International Mayfest, scheduled to take place May 14 through 17 in the heart of beautiful downtown Tulsa, are asking students in the Tulsa area to s…

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Your New Home at The Villas

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Real Estate | Issue: April 2009

The Villas at Bailey Ranch, located at 8751 N. 97th E. Ave. in Owasso, offers luxury apartments with many special features.

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Get Your Skin Summer-Ready

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2009

Have you ever wondered about cosmetic laser procedures, but weren’t sure what they could do for you?

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On the Surface

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2009

One of the main reasons that women decline to show their legs in public these days is not because of shape, but because of unsightly leg veins.

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Be Prepared for Oklahoma Weather

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2009

Kieth Hilligoss Jr. founded Air Solutions Heating & Cooling in 1997.

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Low-Cost Luxury

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2009

A little bit of luxury doesn’t have to cost a lot. Create a comforting, fragrant atmosphere in your home or anywhere you choose, or indulge in a body lotion that makes your skin feel silky and smooth.

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Bowling Reinvented

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: March 2009

One of Tulsa’s landmark bowling centers has a new name and lots of new fun activities to go with it.

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Unlock Your Child’s Potential

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: March 2009

More and more parents are turning to martial arts as an extracurricular activity for their children.

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Take a Tasty Tour of Greece

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Restaurants | Issue: March 2009

“Ekoghenia” is the Greek word for family, and it is said that once you share a meal with someone of Greek heritage, you become family.

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Spring Cleaning for Safety

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2009

Spring cleaning season is officially upon us.

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Health Insurance for Small Businesses

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2009

As Angela Ritchie was starting her small business in 2005, she fully understood the significance of offering good health insurance benefits in order to attract and maintain a top-notch staff.

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Need Help with Home Design Plans?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2009

Danny Pavey conceived Dezign Plus in 2003, but his career stretches back far beyond that time.

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Divine Performing Arts Coming to Tulsa

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: March 2009

Divine Performing Arts (DPA), the world’s premier Chinese music and dance company, is bringing the pageantry and spectacle of the traditional Chinese arts to Tulsa.

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Experienced Lawn Care

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2009

Fairway Lawns celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

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Sea Chanters to Perform in Glenpool

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: March 2009

The Sea Chanters, the official chorus of the United States Navy, will be performing at Faith Church in Glenpool at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3. Admission to this event is free, but tickets are required.

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Convenient 24/7 Fitness

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2009

Fitness Xpress 24/7, a branch of the Oklahoma-based company All American Fitness, is a club that is all about convenience for its members and guests. Simply put, Fitness Xpress 24/7 never closes.

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High Performance Tanning

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2009

Broken Arrow’s Golden Tan has been in business at 121st & Elm for 14 years.

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Restoring to New Is What We Do

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2009

Grout Care of Tulsa owner Kent Kantor is all about saving you money by restoring ugly bath or kitchen grout and caulking to like-new condition.The most common repair job…

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Destination America Initiative

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2009

The Holmes Organisation, a Tulsa leader in insurance and benefits, is on the cutting edge of workplace health and wellness in Green Country.

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Loving Care for the Memory Impaired

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2009

Specializing in memory care, Home Sweet Home is a lovely residential assisted living facility located between Broken Arrow and Coweta, east of the Golf Club of Oklahoma and south of 141st Street South.

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Save and Earn on Children’s Items

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2009

Any parent can tell you – children are expensive! Kids grow so fast and require new clothes and shoes constantly, and of course they always want you to buy them the latest toys and gadgets.

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Kids’ Bargains Galore

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2009

You know how it is – you have a baby and suddenly you have a houseful of baby items you never knew existed.

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Family Begins Home Mission Church

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2009

John Hamilton and his wife Lori became sweethearts in high school when they were 17 years old. After they were married, work brought them to Oklahoma.

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Beautiful Décor, Old and New

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: March 2009

If you truly enjoy fine furnishings and classy antiques, there’s a place that will make you feel like the proverbial kid in a candy store.

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Extraordinary Easter Portraits

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: March 2009

Have you ever admired a work of art, perhaps of a child in a garden surrounded by beautiful flowers, and suddenly been amazed to realize it was actually a portrait of a child you know?

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2009 Marks Mill Creek’s 75th Anniversary

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2009

This year marks Mill Creek’s 75th anniversary. For decades they have been providing Oklahomans with quality products and extraordinary service.

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What Is an Investigational New Drug Study?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2009

What exactly is a clinical health trial? Clinical trials are usually considered to be biomedical or health-related research studies in humans that follow a pre-defined protocol.

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Kids Love to Party at Putt & Jump

By: Kim Thornhill | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: March 2009

If you are looking for the perfect destination for indoor family entertainment, be sure to check out Owasso’s Putt & Jump Party Company.

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Economical Solution for Your Bath

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2009

In these tough economic times, you can remodel your ugly old bathroom and add value to your home without breaking the bank. This is where the friendly people at Re-Bath come in.

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Help Us Find a Cure for Cancer

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2009

The economy may not be in the greatest shape right now, but your Broken Arrow Relay For Life Event Committee is charged up and running full speed ahead planning for the 2009 June Relay For Life.

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Join the Fight Against Cancer

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2009

Relay For Life brings more than 3.5 million people together to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and empower individuals an…

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Upcoming Outreaches Hosted by Rock Church

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: March 2009

“At The Rock Church, our mission is to serve God and love people,” says Pastor Billy Joe Watts.

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7th Annual Luck O’ the Turtle Race

By: Melynda Stone | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2009

It’s not as fast as the horse races, but the odds are better than the lottery. The 10 fastest turtles in the county will win prizes at the 7th annual Rogers County Luck O’ the Turtle Race.

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RSU Celebrates 100 Years

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: March 2009

Rogers State University in Claremore is celebrating its centennial this year! RSU was founded in 1909, just two years after Oklahoma became a state.

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Experience World-Class Luxury

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2009

The ultimate in luxury day spas is available in Tulsa at Spa Lux, 8922 S. Memorial, Ste. B. For more than seven years, owners Taras and Cynthia Tikhomirov visited extravagant spas around the world.

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Agriculture Needs and Much More

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2009

Stillwater Milling Company traces its founding roots back to 1891.

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Sunshine Celebrates 13 Years

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: March 2009

March, 2009 marks Sunshine Furniture’s 13th birthday. Their continued growth and key to success is attributed to listening to customers’ requests.

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Double the Bargains

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2009

One of the area’s biggest children’s shopping events takes place Saturday, March 28.

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Visit the Tulsa PAC This March

By: Chad Oliverson | Category: Other | Issue: March 2009

Two great performances are coming to the Tulsa Performing Arts Center this month: The Rainbow Fish and, back by popular demand, two-time Grammy nominee Tommy Emmanuel.

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Doctor Knows Best

By: Mallory Spoor-Baker | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2009

I know. You open the paper every day or hear a new radio advertisement and learn that a new “cosmetic medical spa” has opened.

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All American in BA Gets Updated Look

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2009

It’s not too late to get started on your New Year’s resolution to get in shape this year!

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Shower and Bath Remodeling

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2009

Maybe our unstable economy has convinced you that this is not the year to make any drastic moves like buying a new home, but it might be a great time to do a little remo…

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Say I Do to Doggie Do

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Pets | Issue: February 2009

Don’t be fooled by the name – Doggie Do Shampoo in Claremore isn’t just for dogs; it’s a full service pet grooming facility for dogs and cats.

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Enjoy Life without Pain

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2009

A few short months ago, Delores Seabolt of Big Cabin, Oklahoma was in so much pain she couldn’t sleep at night.

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Experienced Lawn Care

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2009

Fairway Lawns celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

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Get Fit with One-On-One Training

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2009

Three years ago, Steve and Paula Dibbins got married and decided they wanted to start their own business.

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Goodwill Opens New Store and Donation Center

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2009

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa opened its new Stone Creek store and drive-through donation center at 9 a.m. immediately following the official ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, January 7, 2009.

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Celebrate Mardi Gras at Hebert’s

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Restaurants | Issue: February 2009

If you can’t make it to New Orleans to celebrate, join one of Tulsa’s best Mardi Gras parties on Tuesday, February 24 at Hebert’s Specialty Meats.

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Working Out at Work

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2009

Would you believe there’s a company in Tulsa that encourages its employees to work out at work, on company time?

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Women and Investing for Retirement

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2009

All of us would like to think that we will enjoy a comfortable retirement. If you’re a woman, however, you might be significantly more nervous than your male peers about life as a retiree.

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Have a Sweet Valentine’s Day with Ludger’s

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: February 2009

Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and you’re probably searching for something special to give your sweetheart.

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Valentine’s Day Sock Hop at Lulu’s

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Restaurants | Issue: February 2009

If you’re looking for an inexpensive family activity this Valentine’s Day, Lulu’s Sweet Shoppe may be just the place for you.

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What Is an Investigational New Drug Study?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2009

What exactly is a clinical health trial? Clinical trials are usually considered to be biomedical or health-related research studies in humans that follow a pre-defined protocol.

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New Hip Resurfacing Technology Available

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2009

With over 43 million Americans suffering from arthritis, total hip replacement surgery is not an uncommon procedure. Now there is an alternative to total hip replacement surgery.

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Plum Gold Jewelers Celebrates 35th Anniversary

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2009

Owner Randy Smith founded Plum Gold Jewelers in 1974. “We are celebrating 35 years of doing business in the city of Claremore, thanks to our many loyal customers,” says Smith.

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Storm Damage Deadline Approaching

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2009

Most insurance companies allow customers to file a claim for storm damages up to one year from the date the damages occurred.

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Your Low Back and Neck Pain Problems Are Not Hopeless

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2009

The healthcare professionals at Standridge Clinic are dedicated to helping patients achieve their personal wellness objectives, combining skill and expertise that spans …

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Find Your Furry Valentine

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Pets | Issue: February 2009

For 12 years, StreetCats, a not-for-profit feline adoption and welfare organization, has been helping Tulsa’s homeless cat population. StreetCats is operated and maintained entirely by volunteers.

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Friendly Faces, Familiar and New

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2009

It is always comforting to see familiar faces when you are visiting the doctor or dentist’s office, and if you are a long-time Owasso resident, you’ll probably recog…

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Tulsa Garden Center Presents Annual Gardening Info Fair

By: Cheryl Johnson | Category: Other | Issue: February 2009

Free information!

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Valentine’s Day Romance without the Expense

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: February 2009

For many couples, Valentine’s Day is the same old routine each year: dinner at a nice (and crowded) restaurant followed by a movie. Boring!

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Get a Healthy, Pearl-Like Glow

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2009

A new year is upon us, and now is a prime time to begin making changes that will cause you to look and feel better than ever.

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Fresh Food, Delicious Flavor

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Restaurants | Issue: January 2009

When Jack Coleman was growing up in San Diego, he frequented the small restaurants that dotted the beach. “They were literally tiny shacks but they served amazing, authentic Mexican food,” says Jack.

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Helping You Fight Illness

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2009

It’s definitely that time of year – you and nearly everyone you know have been sick recently. Family members, friends and co-workers are coughing, wheezing and sniffling all throughout the day.

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Come Celebrate the Chinese New Year

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: January 2009

On Saturday, January 17, come celebrate the Chinese New Year with the Chinese-American Association of Tulsa.

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Winter Ailment Specialists

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2009

Claremore Physicians ImmediateCare is an urgent care center with the goal of making quality healthcare convenient for you and your family.

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Cleaning Your Finest and Everyday Clothes

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: January 2009

Not all dry cleaners are equal. Some are known as neighborhood cleaners, others as discount cleaners or quick service cleaners.

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Get Hip to a Pain-Free Life

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2009

Phyllis Duty of Haskell, Oklahoma has had hip replacement surgery on both of her hips. “I’m glad I only have two hips,” she says with a laugh.

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The Clear Way to Straighten Teeth

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2009

Drake and Voto Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has been in Owasso for nearly 30 years.

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Are Allergies Complicating Your Child’s Asthma?

By: Jamie Brace | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2009

You hear a whistle or wheezing sound when your child exhales. Your child complains of difficulty breathing.

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Help for Hurts, Hang-ups and Habits

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2009

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse or emotional abuse, or if you’re weighed down by the troubles of life, you should know that help is available.

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A Garden of Gifts

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: January 2009

Do you enjoy doing crafts, but find yourself in a rut when it comes to trying new things?

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New Year Makeover for Your Cabinets

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2009

Do you think it’s too much of a hassle to give your kitchen cabinets a makeover for the new year? It’s not – if you call Tracy Booth, owner of Gleam Guard.

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Road to Better Health

By: Kim Thornhill | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2009

Wanda Harris, N.D., is passionate about getting her clients on the road to better health.

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Incredible New 3-D Theater

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Restaurants | Issue: January 2009

The Incredible Pizza Company raises the bar for family-friendly entertainment ever higher with some phenomenal new additions to its vast stable of amusements, which alre…

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Make Fitness Your Lifestyle

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2009

Everyone seems to be making New Year’s resolutions to get in shape. Many people will give up on these efforts within a few months.

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New Year, New Look

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: January 2009

The holidays are over, the decorations are being put away and the house suddenly seems a little bare. It’s a new year, and it may be time for a new look as well.

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Reverse Mortgage an Option for Seniors

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2009

If you are a homeowner 62 years of age or older, a reverse mortgage could be a great way for you to improve your cash flow and achieve greater financial stability as well as a more comfortable retirement.

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Come Sing with Us

By: Julie Dermody | Category: Other | Issue: January 2009

Resonating voices raised in beautiful harmony tickle the senses, giving a tingling sensation all over and uplifting the spirit.

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Tailor-Made Nutrition

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2009

Did you know the human body is made up of trillions of cells? It’s a question posed by Rose Strawser, owner of Riverbend Nutrition.

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South Pointe Chevrolet Completes Major Remodeling Project

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: January 2009

South Pointe Chevrolet places great emphasis on style and comfort for customers, whether they are shopping for a new or pre-owned vehicle or coming in for periodic service.

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What is IDD Therapy?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2009

Nearly everyone experiences back or neck pain at some point during their life; statistics show that this is true for 85 percent of the U.S. population.

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Nearby Spring Break Destinations

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: January 2009

Spring break will be here soon, so now is a great time for families and groups of friends to start planning their getaways.

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Thunderbird Accepting Applications for January Class

By: Toni Zetina | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2009

For nearly 15 years, Oklahoma has recognized the valuable role the Oklahoma National Guard performs by redirecting at-risk youth to lead more productive lives.

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Portraits of a Garden Photography Contest

By: Cheryl Johnson | Category: Other | Issue: January 2009

Do you love taking pictures with your camera? Are you especially interested in photographing nature, beautiful flowers, shrubs, birds and water?

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Mayfest Seeks Artists for 2009 Festival

By: Heather Pingry | Category: Other | Issue: January 2009

Although it’s hard to think about spring in January, plans for the 37th annual Tulsa International Mayfest, scheduled for May 14 through 17, 2009, are under way.

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Common Surgical Procedures

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2009

Surgeon Larry Hrdlicka began a medical career in Claremore in 1970. Today, his son Dr. Kyle Hrdlicka is the head of Vascular & Vein Laser Center and Claremore Surgeons, Inc.

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