Value News Articles–2011

Complete Beauty through Complete Nutrition

By: Mallory Spoor-Baker | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2011

Are you wanting to lose a few pounds before the holidays are over? Are you looking for a way to look better and feel better?

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The Skinny on Holiday Weight Gain

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2011

Holiday foods look so scrumptious this time of year – everything from turkey, ham, dressing, casseroles, rolls, pies, pastries – just thinking about it will make a person hungry.

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Black Hat Cleans Like Magic

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2011

Dust in your air ducts can cause allergies and odors. A blocked vent can decrease your dryer’s efficiency or even lead to a fire. A clogged chimney can cause fires or foundation issues.

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Respectfully Yours

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2011

Bob Moore’s automotive legacy began in Oklahoma City in 1970. The dealerships are still family-owned, and Bob Moore has become a historic national and local figure.

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Christmas Wonderlands Await You in Muskogee

By: John Owen | Category: Special Interest | Issue: December 2011

The largest display of holiday spirit in Northeast Oklahoma can be found in Muskogee.

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Fostering Hope This Holiday Season

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: December 2011

The magic of a wish come true will be felt within one local family this Christmas.

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A Countryside Christmas

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

Are you feeling a little bah-hum buggish about the upcoming ­holidays? Not really in the mood for Christmas shopping? Tired of the same old decorations and choices in gifts?

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Get Mobile for Less

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

It’s a rare thing to come across a person without a cell phone these days.

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Pain Is No Fun-Knee Business

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2011

Karen Goldsmith is a native Chicagoan who moved to Oklahoma 17 years ago and teaches at Jenks High School.

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Medical Spa Experience

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2011

There are numerous medical spas around town. So how do you select the best one?

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Learn and Play at Emily’s

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

Cindy Rickard believes that play should be fun as well as educational and creative.

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Finding Perfect Shoes Is No Big Feat

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

They’ve been voted the best shoe store in Claremore for many years.

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Peace of Mind Is the Perfect Present

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2011

Are you looking for the perfect Christmas gift?

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Only the Best for Your Family and Guests

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2011

There are lots of hams available, but only The Hamlet features the exclusive honey cured, spiral sliced, honey-kissed™ ham that has been a Tulsa tradition since 1986.

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Meet the Cajuns for Holiday Dinner

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2011

When it comes to food, friends, family and festivities, nobody does it like the Cajuns. And for holiday celebrations, there is one place in Tulsa to find this passion for good food and zest for life.

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Holiday Events

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: December 2011

Nov. 8 - Dec. 23Christmas at the BelvidereBelvidere Mansion121 N. Chickasaw Ave., Claremore(918) 342-1127www.rogerscountyhistory.org  Nov. 19 - Dec.

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Guys, Wrap Up Your Holiday Shopping

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: December 2011

Okay men, here’s your chance to stay on good terms with your wife and have an opportunity to score a flat-screen TV to be ­given away to one lucky husband on Thursday, December 8.

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Timeless Gifts

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

If you are looking for a unique, quality gift of timeless value this holiday, be sure to visit J. David Jewelry in Broken Arrow.

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Gaining Momentum

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2011

General Sales Manager Kevin McPhail is pleased with the steady growth at Momentum Toyota of Tulsa.

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Food for the Soul

By: Amy Lynn | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2011

Calling all cooks to the 8th annual Soul Food Cook Off! If you have what it takes to get in the competition with some of the best cooks in the state of Oklahoma, this is for you.

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Ensuring Help with Your Finances

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2011

Since Ryan Neely was a child, he’s had an interest in numbers, especially ones involving finances.

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Celebrate the Reason for the Season

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2011

Every year in early December, the residents and staff at the Owasso campus of the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children present their gift to the Owasso community by prese…

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Owasso Youth Face the Music

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2011

When Brandy Gordon’s ­daughter, Ella, began taking ­violin lessons from Melody Garrett, Brandy and Melody did not dream that the association would result in a youth orchestra – but young Ella did.

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Keep Kids Safe in Car Seats

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Other | Issue: December 2011

You may not be going over the river and through the woods, but chances are, you will load up the family and spend some extra time on the road throughout the coming holidays.

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Step Back in Time to Christ’s Birth

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2011

This year, Shepherd’s Cross, a working farm and Christian ­mission, will celebrate its 20th year of helping provide a living nativity for Claremore and surrounding ar…

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Don’t Miss the Pointe

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: December 2011

South Pointe Chevrolet Service Manager Ben Perry has been employed at the dealership since mid-year and has served in the automotive field for nearly 27 years.

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Not Your Run of the Mill Feed Store

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: December 2011

You might think Stillwater Milling Company is just a farm and feed store. However, when you walk through their front door at 721 W. 6th St.

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Give Your Home Presence for the Holidays

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Other | Issue: December 2011

It’s hard to believe Thanksgiving has passed and it’s time to move on to Christmas.

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Shop for a Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

Since they opened their doors at 405 W. Will Rogers Blvd. in March of this year, Thrift Harbor has continued to grow each month.

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Perfect Gift for a Heart of Gold

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

Seems like everyone who enters the store the first time asks, “What’s with the name?” They’re not a national franchise, Vincent Anthony is not the ­owner’s na…

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Join the Wolfe Pack

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2011

Martial arts training can teach children self-confidence, fitness, coordination, respect and self-control.

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Quick Fixes for the Holidays

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: November 2011

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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Holiday Spirit Fills the Belvidere

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2011

Christmas at the Belvidere fundraiser and gift show is well-known and draws visitors from across state lines.

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Moore Vehicles at New Dealership

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2011

If you’re in the mood to ­experience that new car smell, or you and your family are ready to search for a quality pre-owned vehicle, here’s some exciting news.

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Shop Here and Win

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2011

It seems impossible, but we’re less than a month away from the Christmas holiday season, and there’s no time like the present to start shopping for fabulous gifts in Broken Arrow.

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Downtown – Where All the Lights Are Bright

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2011

It’s time to shift into shopping gear and head downtown to become part of the Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants Association’s presentation of the 18th annual Holiday Tea-Off.

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Be Part of the Greatest Story Ever Told

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2011

Christview Christian Church presents the 13th annual Bethlehem Walk to the Tulsa community December 1-4 at their campus at 2525 S. Garnett.

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Shop Local to Get on Santa’s Nice List

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2011

If you need some extra money for holiday spending or to pay bills, then plan your shopping by patronizing Claremore businesses for the annual Santa Cash ­promotion, whi…

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Claremore Lights the Way

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2011

Claremore’s Will Rogers Boulevard will glow with ­thousands of lights when the annual Christmas parade travels down the well-known route to bring smiles to area child…

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Have a Dickens of a Time

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2011

Can you polka, waltz or do the Virginia reel? Maybe the Galop or Cotillion is more your style?

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Racing to Earn Your Business

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Automotive | Issue: November 2011

Do you remember a time when doctors made house calls? What about when you went to fill up a tank of gas and they pumped the gas and cleaned your windshield?

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Patient Needed a Double Dose of Relief

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2011

“I wish I had known then what I know now,” says Charles Green, patient and recipient of two highly successful knee replacement surgeries performed by Dr. Ronald LaButti.

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Carpet Cleaning Done Rite

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2011

There are carpet cleaners who work according to franchise rules.

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Float Through Holiday Homes

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2011

In this rural Oklahoma ­community with a population of approximately 2,000, the Gamma Pi ESA has a passion and concern for helping others.

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Gleam Guard Grows

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: November 2011

Gleam Guard Dustfree Wood Refinishing is the quick, clean, reasonably-priced wood refinishing process that Tracy Booth and his professional craftsmen have been doing in Tulsa area homes for 22 years.

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Only the Best for Your Family and Guests

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2011

Since 1986, The Hamlet has been known around Tulsa as the place to go when you want “only the best for your family and guests.” In October, Shannon and Bryan Hester …

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Holiday Events

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2011

Nov. 8-Dec. 23Christmas at the BelvidereBelvidere Mansion121 N. Chickasaw Ave., Claremore(918) 342-1127www.rogerscountyhistory.org Nov.

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Wild at Art

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: November 2011

You are invited to be a part of one of the most exciting fundraising events of 2011.

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A Stone’s Throw from a Stunning Remodel

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2011

Whether you’re building or remodeling, there is a product guaranteed to give your home the look of stone at a very ­attractive price – and that ­product is manufac…

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Homes for Christmas

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2011

In a Claremore tradition dating back to 1983, the Junior Ocieleta Club will host its ­annual Christmas Home Tour on Saturday, December 3, 2011.

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Conference Aims to Bring Out the Best in Children

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2011

It takes special people to bring out the best in special children who learn in special ways.

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Indulge Your Senses

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2011

The heart of the Brady Arts District will become a dazzling spectacle on Saturday, November 19 at Living Arts of Tulsa’s 17th annual Champagne & Chocolate gala, holiday art sale and silent auction.

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Martial Arts Not Just for Kicks

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: November 2011

Often when people think of signing their children or themselves up for martial arts classes, they think of the most extreme cases where self-defense might be needed, suc…

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The Wait Is Over

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2011

If you’ve been missing your sausage biscuits in the morning or a Big Mac to get you through the afternoon, your problem is now solved.

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Pecans Make the Pie

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2011

Pecan pies are a tasty part of American holiday tradition – and they’re made all the better when the pecans are fresh like the ones used in The Nut House pecan pies.

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Spruce Up Your Home with a Real Tree

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2011

For many people, the Christmas season simply isn’t what it used to be.

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Pinnacle Focuses on Saving Limbs

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2011

Oklahoma has one of the ­highest percentages of amputations in America. Every day in Oklahoma, four people lose part or all of a leg.

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Patience Not Necessary

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2011

For medical care when it’s ­convenient for the patient – not the doctors – Premier Family Care is the go-to clinic.

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Bank Gives Cash Back to Customers

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2011

Even as free checking, free debit cards and debit card rewards ­programs are disappearing from many large banks across the United States, RCB Bank is launching a new ch…

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Witness a Miracle

By: Ruby Quinn | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2011

The Broadway touring production of “Miracle on 34th Street” will be presented at the Robson Performing Arts Center on December 1 at 7 p.m. Many of us hold the film v…

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Church Giveaways Rock On

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2011

The Rock Church is active with outreaches and giveaways all year long, but in November and December they hold an ­exceptional number of holiday giveaways and outreaches.

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A Taste of Native American Culture

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2011

Authentic Native American arts and crafts, storytelling, food, singing and stomp dancing are returning to the Rogers State University campus in Claremore on Saturday, November 12.

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Shop Local, Win Big

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2011

Sapulpa’s Jingle Bell Sweepstakes kicks into gear with ticket distributions to shoppers and patrons of participating local businesses on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

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Santa Claus Making His First Trip to Verdigris

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2011

Tradition (noun): the handing down of statements, beliefs, ­legends, customs, information, etc., from generation to generation, especially by word of mouth or by practi…

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Carols and Crumpets

By: Tina Lynn | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2011

Carols and Crumpets, the highly anticipated herbal craft fair ­hosted by the Tulsa Herb Society (THS), returns December 3 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center.

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Saddle Up for Fun

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2011

Will Rogers Memorial Museum opened November 4, 1938 in what is still considered one of the biggest events in Claremore’s history.

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Timeless Beauty

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: October 2011

At Advanced Cosmetic Medicine in Tulsa, Dr. Mallory Spoor-Baker is well known for improving her patients’ health and skin through laser treatments, whole food-based nu…

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Get Drawn to Art on Main

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2011

The spotlight is on some of Oklahoma’s best creative talent at the 8th annual Art on Main, to be held Saturday, October 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This large outdoor fam…

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Bras for a Cause

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: October 2011

Bras in Claremore will never be the same after the Boobdazzled Brassieres dinner and auction on Thursday, October 20 at the RSU Centennial Center.

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Chills, Shrills and Thrills

By: John Owen | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2011

Expect some different twists, turns and surprises at the 2011 Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee.

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Plane Fun at Wings Over Tulsa and Hangar Dance

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2011

November 12, 2011 is the date set for the 10th annual Wings Over Tulsa and the World War II-style, 1940s swing hangar dance.

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Countertop Company that Cares

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Professional Services | Issue: October 2011

Some companies focus on providing high quality products; others emphasize top-notch customer service, while a few make it a point to be involved in the community and charitable works.

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Sip for a Cure

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2011

On Friday, October 28, the new Corks and Kegs event is your chance to sample dozens of excellent beers and wines paired with food from many of Tulsa’s premier restaura…

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Knee-Jerk Reaction to Pain

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2011

“In retrospect, I can’t imagine why I waited so long to have it done,” says Janet Bongiorno.

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Part with Unwanted Hair

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: October 2011

Most people will agree – shaving and waxing unwanted body hair is frustrating, time-consuming, and a big hassle.

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Wonderful and Bizarre Items for Sale

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2011

The 39th annual Arts and Crafts Benefit Bazaar, sponsored by Broken Arrow’s Alpha Rho Chapter of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha nonprofit service organization, will be Saturd…

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Fit for Great Service

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2011

In September, the fourth Draper family GNC in the area opened at 8115 E. 71st St. in Tulsa.

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Guns vs. Hoses

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2011

Head-to-head golf competition will commence at the Golf Club of Oklahoma on October 31, 2011, for the 3rd annual Guns & Hoses Golf Tournament.

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Celebrating Life

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: October 2011

On the evening of Tuesday, November 1, Living Arts of Tulsa’s Day of the Dead arts festival offers a special celebration of Mexican culture and arts, including music, …

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The Great Pumpkin Search Is Over

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2011

Those who watched “Peanuts” cartoons probably remember two things about Charlie Brown’s best friend, Linus: he always carried a security blanket, and he always hea…

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Don’t Fall Into Cascade of Medications

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2011

If you have ever discussed concerns about an elderly friend or family member, chances are the discussion has involved the risk of that loved one taking an injurious fall.

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Go Nuts at Pecan and Fun Fest

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2011

October ushers in a special season in Rogers County, as it is time for the pecan harvest.

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Halloween on the High Seas

By: Susan Erler | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2011

Halloween has never been this fun, innovative and original! Just one step into the entry of the Oklahoma Aquarium, and you will think you have been ­transported to another world.

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Giving Kids a Shot

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2011

Many parents know the ­frustration: you enter your child in a recreational youth sports league, pay the fees, make sure the child gets to practice and has all the prope…

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Local Theatre on a Roll

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2011

When a rat, mole, otter, toad and badger join forces to save their world from pollution, there is bound to be a host of ­adventures along the way!

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Chili Weather Brings Family Festival

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2011

If the autumn season has you in the mood to experience some good wholesome fun, you will want to mark your calendar for the City of Owasso’s 3rd annual Harvest Festiva…

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Home Is Where the History Is

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2011

The Rogers County Historical Society is celebrating its 20 year anniversary in 2011. One of their earliest fundraisers has been the Fall Old Home Tour.

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United Way and the Chocolate Factory

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2011

It’s chocolate decadence at its best, with good reason to indulge.

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Wrap Up Your Holiday Shopping

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2011

Claremore’s 3rd annual Holiday Boutique makes it possible to do all of your Christmas shopping under one roof.

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Planting the Seeds of Business Growth

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2011

The Rogers State University Innovation Center is a designated Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) University Center Program.

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Travel by Tractor

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2011

October 21-23 marks the 21st annual Route 66 Flywheelers’ Gas Engine and Tractor Show.

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Have A Gourd Time at Shepherd’s Cross

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2011

Autumn is the season of harvest. What better place to celebrate this harvest than on a true working farm like Shepherd’s Cross?

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Warhol and Chagall

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: October 2011

Coming this fall to the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art are two fantastic exhibits you will not want to miss.

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Signature Worth Searching For

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Professional Services | Issue: October 2011

At Signature Interiors, Flowers & Gifts, the mission statement is, “Within every home there exists perfect balance.” Signature is a family-owned business that gi…

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Put Back Pain Behind You

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2011

If you or someone you know has chronic back pain and is searching for an alternative to surgery, mark your calendar for a free seminar held by Spinal Decompression Zone.

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Making Dreams and Themes Come True

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Professional Services | Issue: October 2011

They didn’t have much money, but Deborah Woodard and Tiffany Goodwin had something else.

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Help Support Victims of Drunk Driving

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2011

In 2010, the Mothers Against Drunk Driving website, www.madd.org, predicted that almost 11,000 people would die in drunk driving accidents in the year following the posting.

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Take a Trip to Tijuana’s

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: October 2011

Local Mexican food lovers have been savoring the delicious entrées, desserts and drinks at Tijuana’s Grill & Cantina, located at 7945 S. Memorial in Tulsa, for over four years.

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Face the Chamber Music

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2011

Tulsa Camerata, Green Country’s musician-run chamber music ensemble, begins its ­second season of diverse and engaging performances with its “Bold Combinations” c…

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Tulsa Oktoberfest Is Brewing

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2011

As one of Tulsa’s most celebrated festivals, Tulsa Oktoberfest has a long and storied history of providing authentic German food, drink, and fun to generations of Okla…

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Happy HallowZOOeen

By: Angela Evans | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2011

Choosing the perfect Halloween costume can be tough, whether to be a pretty princess or a wicked witch.

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Wine, Eats and Easels

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2011

It’s a great party for an even greater cause as the 10th annual Wine, Eats & Easels event returns to Broken Arrow on Friday, October 14 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tick…

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Kiss Lip Lines Goodbye

By: Mallory Spoor-Baker | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2011

People come to see me every day at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine to address different problems related to aging. Their concerns include uneven skin color and tone…

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Access Natural Treatments

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2011

Axis HealthCare is an advanced prevention clinic with an ­emphasis on quality of life. Their programs are designed to help prevent disease and to ­control and check the advancement of existing diseases.

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Med Spa’s Staff and Services Grow

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2011

BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center is pleased to welcome a talented new staff member to the team. Olga Strickland received her medical license in Russia and came to the United States 15 years ago.

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No Green Grass, But Plenty of Bluegrass

By: Tanya Andrews | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2011

The 32nd annual Bluegrass & Chili Festival is set for September 8, 9 and 10 on the grounds of the Claremore Expo Center.

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I've Got Drive

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2011

On Saturday, August 6, Bob Moore Auto Group held blood drives at each of its dealerships in Oklahoma and Texas.

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Documentary Goes Down in History as Award Winner

By: Betty Gerber | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2011

The Oklahoma Museums Association (OMA) has announced its annual list of museums to be recognized with awards to be presented in September at its annual conference.

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A Tradition You Can Count On

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: September 2011

It is a tradition almost as old as the county itself – for 97 years, the Rogers County Fair has helped usher in the autumn ­season, providing fun activities for area families to enjoy.

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A Fulfilling Dental Office

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2011

Dentures & Dental Services has been providing quality dental care for over 25 years.

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A Dickens of a Ride

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: September 2011

Fall in Oklahoma brings about the opportunity for some great bicycling.

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Back In the Swing of Things

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2011

While most people in February couldn’t shift their focus from ice and snow, Tony Jacklyn was sharply focused on his golf game.

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Not Just Any Knee Doc

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2011

When Judy Bates of Chelsea, Okla. had Dr. LaButti perform a replacement on her right knee in March, she had two main goals – to walk without a limp and to walk up and down stairs normally.

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Wear Success on Your Sleeve

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2011

This year, Dress for Success Tulsa celebrates “A Decade of Making a Difference” – which is why they have attached that ­slogan to their annual fashion show and au…

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Solve a Crime over Dinner

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2011

Able to solve any mystery, without a single clue! Or solve any mystery clueless! The doer of good! The purveyor of public safety! The champion of law enforcement!

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High Fashions at Low Costs

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2011

Whether your children are going to a school that will require a ­uniform or one that does not, Goodwill stores in the Tulsa area are well stocked with back-to-school cl…

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Healthcare Without Insurance

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2011

It’s plain and simple taking care of patients. No insurance and no Medicare – just grassroots ­healthcare.

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Spend a Little, Save a Lot

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: September 2011

Making tile look new, while ­saving people money, are the two things that Kent Kantor does best. He has been doing it for more than 14 years with his ­business, Grout Care of Tulsa.

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Fair Deals on Unique Items

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2011

The 18th annual Heart of Broken Arrow Arts, Crafts & Antiques Fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the Broken Arrow Community Center, located at 1500 S. Main St.

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A Senior Community with Heart

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2011

Broken Arrow’s Heartland Plaza Retirement and Senior Care Community (2621 S. Elm) is now under new management, with an emphasis on friendly, caring, individualized ser…

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Holmes Organisation Well on Its Way

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2011

The Holmes Organisation, a local leader in insurance and ­benefits for over 40 years, regards employee wellness as a critical issue, one that both saves clients money w…

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Don’t Fall Into Cascade of Medications

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2011

If you have ever discussed concerns about an elderly friend or family member, chances are the discussion has involved the risk of that loved one taking an injurious fall.

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Meet Momentum Chevrolet

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: September 2011

August 29 was the official date for the name change from Speedway Chevrolet to Momentum Chevrolet of Broken Arrow.

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Keeping Up the Momentum

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: September 2011

Effective August 29, 2011, Riverside Toyota-Scion changed its name to Momentum Toyota of Tulsa.

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Ride the Mother Road for MS

By: Brandi Davidson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2011

The National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, Oklahoma is pleased to announce that Sam’s Club will be the presenting ­sponsor of the 2011 Bike MS Oklahoma: The Mother Road Ride.

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Listen to Your In-Tuition and Finish Your Degree

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: September 2011

Northeastern State University has opened a new college this fall semester created specifically for non-traditional students who want to complete a college degree or advance in their careers.

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Garden of Education

By: Pearl Garrison | Category: Education | Issue: September 2011

Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden has scheduled a number of educational programs at free Saturday open houses through October, when the garden closes for the year.

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Step Up to the Plate

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2011

“Step Up to the Plate” to help fight hunger in Oklahoma ­during Tulsa’s 5th annual Restaurant Week, Sept. 10-18.

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Follow the Yellow Brick Road to a Season of Hits

By: Ruby Quinn | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2011

With the approach of fall, we look forward to cooler days, the start of school, and a new season of shows at the Robson Performing Arts Center.

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Diabetes Doesn't Have to Beat Us

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2011

According to the American Diabetes Association, 25.8 million children and adults in the United States – 8.3 percent of the population – have diabetes.

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Make Your Way to the Round-Up

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2011

Most people associate the word “kick-off” in September with a football game.

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Fall Into Surceé’s Open House

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2011

Surceé Home Décor & Gifts is hosting its annual Fall Open House September 8-10, and according to owner Laura Sanders, it is an event not to be missed!

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Thrift Store Harbors Bargains and Hope for Kids

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2011

Imagine walking into your favorite department store to find a shirt or pair of jeans. How much do you think you’d spend – $20, $30, $40? At least that much, probably even more.

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Eat, Drink and Be Rosy

By: Cheryl Johnson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2011

During an evening of moonlight, there will be wine flowing amid the scent of roses when Tulsa Garden Center presents their annual fall fundraiser, An Evening of Wine & Roses.

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Double the Bargains

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2011

What’s better than finding a great bargain? It’s finding double the bargains at the semi-annual Tulsa Mothers of Multiples (TMOMs) sale on Saturday, September 10.

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Saintly Bedside Manner

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: September 2011

Richard B. Saint, MD, has recently announced the opening of his new practice, Tulsa Urology. The facility is located in the new St.

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Music to a Child’s Ears

By: Lou Cleland | Category: Education | Issue: September 2011

Under The Shadow Education International Foundation (UTSEIF) is a public charitable education non-profit organization created in 2010 for the promotion of early childhoo…

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Week of Remembrance

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2011

On September 11, 2001, America was brutally attacked and over 3,000 people from ­several different nations lost their lives. In the weeks and months following this…

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11 Years of Fine Jewelry

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2011

Vincent Anthony Jewelers, an upscale, full-service jewelry store serving Tulsa and surrounding communities, is celebrating its eleventh anniversary.

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Youth In Action Promised Fun for Senior Citizens

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2011

On Saturday, July 23, 2011, the new group Youth In Action (YIA) from Owasso Community Resources held a senior prom for residents at the Sequoyah Pointe Living Center as a celebration of life.

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Over Seed Your Fescue For Instant Grassification

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2011

Mother Nature’s Pest and Lawn Care began serving businesses and residents of northeastern Oklahoma 32 years ago. Most of us are probably familiar with the name.

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Sail Into a Cure

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2011

The search for a cure for multiple ­sclerosis promises to be fun – so much fun that it will cover two days with two separate events, the Close/MS Regatta Launch Party…

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Brace Yourself Against Oral Cancer

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2011

Dr. Dennis J. Carlile and staff at A Family Dentist have provided dental services in Broken Arrow for more than 20 years.

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Put Your Best Face Forward This Fall

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2011

The summer will soon be ­winding down, and as hard as it is to believe, fall will arrive soon after.

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Feast on Chili and the Sounds of Bluegrass

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2011

One of the most popular events in northeast Oklahoma is rapidly approaching, with many ­opportunities to still get involved.

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Exposing Local Businesses

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2011

One of the best ways to let ­others know about your business is to present it to your friends and neighbors of Broken Arrow and surrounding communities attending the 19…

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That’s the Ticket!

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2011

It will be a season of living ­legends, Broadway, big band and “The King” as the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center (BAPAC) presents “That’s The Ticket!,” th…

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Fresh Produce Is Uncanny at Farmer’s Market

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2011

The Claremore Farmers’ Market is located at 400 Veterans Parkway and held every Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon.

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A Symphony of Cars at Classic

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

If you feel that all car dealerships are the same, you’re in for a pleasant surprise at Classic Chevrolet.

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First in Class

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Education | Issue: August 2011

Cross Timbers School in Owasso was established nearly nine years ago and caters to the working parent.

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Couple's Joint Operation

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2011

In 2010, being in pain had become a way of life for Jeffery Tyra.

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Little Dancers Have a Ball at Emily’s Playhouse

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

As school kicks off, so does the usual range of extracurricular activities.

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Enhance Your Inner and Outer Beauty

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2011

A new medical spa in Tulsa has arrived to nurture your whole being, inside and out.

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Get Rolling at Bunco

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2011

A fun, giving group of ladies in Inola are planning an exciting Bunco party to raise money for local organizations.

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Artistic Talent Runs in the Family

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2011

To Family & Children’s Services (F&CS), family is one of the most important ­influences in a child’s life.

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Everyone Fits In at Felts

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

It is the next best thing to running barefoot – the Vibram Five Fingers Running Shoe.

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A "Hue"ge Difference

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: August 2011

Since 1987, thousands of area homeowners have enjoyed ­­­ new-looking kitchen cabinets, thanks to the Gleam Guard one day sand-less makeover.

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Stove Top Travel

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2011

Imagine if all of humanity could sit together around a Global Table; if we could create peace, one bite at a time? My name is Sasha Martin and I believe it is possible.

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Fit for Great Service

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

Soon there will be four Draper family GNC stores in the Tulsa metro area.

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Get Floored at Grigsby’s

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2011

Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile & Rug Gallery has a goal of providing each customer with the highest quality carpet products that will beautify their home, meet specific pe…

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Better than Therapy

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

Image Rehab Salon & Boutique is the first and only ladies fashion retail store in Catoosa.

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Return to Claremore an Ad Venture for J & J’s New Marketing Director

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

J & J  Pharmacy and Gifts has long offered a unique experience to shoppers at Ne-Mar Center in Claremore, blending the practical with its pharmacy and the fun with its boutique.

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Put the Brakes on Bad Service

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: August 2011

Joe Marina Honda’s Express Service is Express Service Certified.

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Shop, Sell, Save Smart

By: Paul Tackett | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

As many parents know, buying clothes and the necessary ­equipment can be difficult, ­especially during back to school.

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Taking a Victory Lap

By: Value News | Category: Other | Issue: August 2011

Brent Bailey served as the Youth Pastor at Rhema Bible Church in Broken Arrow for ten years and now serves as the Singles Pastor.

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Arrow Pointing to Leadership Class Not Broken

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2011

Leadership Broken Arrow (LBA) is accepting applications for the 2011-2012 class, which begins in September.

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McDouble the Good Deeds

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2011

If you’ve been down 76th Street in Owasso during the past few weeks, you’ve probably noticed that the McDonald’s is gone.

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Stay In Town for Great Service

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

For decades, Ne-Mar Shopping Center has housed a variety of local businesses, offering Claremore shoppers the opportunity to find fine products and services right in their home town.

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Project Back-to-School Runway

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2011

On Saturday, August 6, the Owasso campus of the Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC) will host its 14th annual Back-to-School Style Show and Brunch at the Renaissa…

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Prevent Child Abduction

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: August 2011

A new school year is on the ­horizon, and many children will be walking to and from the bus stop or school and playing outside after class each day.

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Elect to Vote Next Year

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2011

The year 2012 will usher in a new presidential election, and Rogers County Election Board Secretary Julie Dermody wants to point out some major changes that will affect …

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Every Quilt Is a Star

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2011

The art of quilting has been around for generations, and ­people continue to enjoy quilts for all the same reasons – they provide warmth and beauty, as well as heritage and clues to the past.

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Don't Let Your Pilot Career Remain Up In The Air

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Education | Issue: August 2011

In 1928, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology was founded by W.G. Skelly, president of Skelly Oil Company.

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Get Back to Life

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2011

You gotta love stories with a great ending. This is one of them.Marie Guidan had reached a point in her life where she had very little joy.

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Complete A Maze in Rogers County

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2011

Most of us are familiar with “The Amazing Race,” the CBS reality show that features teams of two racing around the world, solving clues, completing tasks, and strivi…

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From the Looks of It, Back to School Doesn’t Bite

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Other | Issue: August 2011

Dr. Dirk Thomas of Thomas Dental & Eye Care says ­providing his home phone number to his patients is a good example of his approach to customer service.

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Get Roped Into Eating Calf Fries

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2011

Two great Oklahoma events combine once again to offer five days filled with amazing events August 23-27 in Vinita.The 75th annual Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo and the 32nd…

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Missing Annual Fly-In Will Not Fly

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2011

Will Rogers and Wiley Post are two legendary Oklahomans who helped pioneer the field of ­aviation.

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Design to Inspire

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2011

When it comes to ideas for your home or office, if you can think it, Your Design can help create it.

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Wellness Seminars by Dr. Spoor-Baker

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2011

Mallory Spoor-Baker, D.O., of Advanced Cosmetic Medicine conducts wellness seminars at local organizations, explaining an important and easy way to improve your health and skin: whole-food nutrition.

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AVB Bank Announces Promotions

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2011

AVB Bank is pleased to announce that Rebecca Collins has been _promoted to Senior Vice President and Bank Secrecy Act Officer.

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Fresh Oklahoma-Grown Produce

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2011

Do you ever stroll through the produce section of your local supermarket and wonder exactly where those vegetables and fruits came from?

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The Castle Doesn’t Compromise On Quality

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2011

The Castle of Muskogee, Oklahoma’s 30,000-square-foot Fireworks Castle keeps working to improve everyone’s enjoyment on the Fourth of July.

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All Under One Roof

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2011

“It’s all under one roof.” That’s the common statement you’ll hear from each department when visiting Chris Nikel Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Broken Arrow.

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Excellence in Patient Care

By: Susan Erler | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2011

No one ever wants to hear that they need to have surgery, much less knee replacement surgery. It can be scary and overwhelming.

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Drums of Summer Event July 20

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2011

It is one of the earliest images depicted in elementary school American history books and thus recognized by most Americans: three men marching across a battlefield, one…

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Could Your Dryer Vent Be Hazardous?

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: July 2011

There’s a fire hazard lurking within the walls of some of the area’s newest and most expensive homes.

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Stove Top Travel

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2011

Imagine if all of humanity could sit together around a Global Table; if we could create peace, one bite at a time? My name is Sasha Martin and I believe it is possible.

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Get a Gorgeous Tan Fast

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2011

Almost everyone loves the idea of having golden, sun-kissed skin. But research shows that too much kissing from the actual sun can be harmful.

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Healthcare Without Insurance

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2011

It’s plain and simple taking care of patients. No insurance and no Medicare – just grassroots ­healthcare.

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Summer Camp for Young Artists

By: Susan Erler | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2011

With summer now in full swing, parents are faced with an unending selection of camp opportunities for their children. Each camp offers different choices and focuses on different activities.

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Medlock Firearms Hosting Elite Sports Express

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2011

Medlock Firearms opened its doors on Collinsville’s historic Main Street just over six years ago, and owners Jason and Becky Medlock are in the  mood to celebrate…

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Midwest Harp Festival Hosts Paraguayan Harpist

By: Kasey Littlefield | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2011

The Midwest Harp Festival ­celebrates its twelfth year with world renowned Paraguayan harpist Alfredo Rolando Ortiz, performing on Thursday, July 14.

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Beat the Heat & Care for Your Feet

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2011

Unfortunately, with the summer fun in the sun comes many injuries and problems of the feet.

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Spend Your Summer Acting Out

By: Susan Erler | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2011

Summertime doesn’t need to be an endless barrage of mindless activities.

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This Festival’s a Peach

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2011

magine biting into a juicy, ­delicious peach – ah, heavenly. If you love the sweet taste of fresh peaches, downtown Porter, Oklahoma is the place to be this July 14 through 16.

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Quick Lane Now Open

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2011

Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center opened its doors on June 1 of this year. A lot of businesses talk about service, but this place is permeated with it.

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Two Decades of Bathroom Remodeling

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: July 2011

Are you thinking about ­remodeling your bathroom? When done right, a renovation can make your home more enjoyable now and could increase its value down the road.

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Rockets Over RHEMA 2011

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2011

Are you looking for a fun way to celebrate Independence Day? Head out to RHEMA Bible College this Sunday, July 3 for Rockets Over RHEMA 2011.

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SalsaFest to Benefit Sustainable Tulsa

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2011

On Friday, July 15, Elote Cafe and Catering will present its third ­annual SalsaFest at the H.A. Chapman Centennial Green (Sixth Street and Boston) in downtown Tulsa.

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Seven Years and Going Strong

By: Susan Erler | Category: Other | Issue: July 2011

The Scrapbook Store is ­celebrating seven years in business, and it looks as if they will have many more years to come of serving their customers.

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Live Your Life Pain Free

By: Susan Erler | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2011

Millions of Americans wake up each day and face debilitating back pain. In fact, back and neck pain are the number one ­complaints in North America, affecting 80 percent of us at one time or another.

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Pottery Cottage Moves To Heart of Downtown

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2011

Leslie Cohen is all about creating and preserving tradition – that is why when she decided to move from her original location in ­historic downtown Claremore, she did…

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Creative Garden Classes for Kids

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2011

The Tulsa Garden Center is adding a new class to its ­children’s curriculum.

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11 Years of Fine Jewelry

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2011

Vincent Anthony Jewelers, an upscale, full-service jewelry store serving Tulsa and surrounding communities, is celebrating its eleventh anniversary.

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Mid-Year Market Report Seminar

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2011

In addition to managing more than $50 million in client assets, Melanie Hasty-Grant and Ken Grant have been frequent contributors to national and local medias.

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Letters From the Heart

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2011

“Letters From the Heart: Betty and Will Rogers” brings to life for the first time the delightful early 1900s courtship correspondence of Will Rogers and his wife Bet…

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Recruiting Ropers

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2011

Spend a few hours a month with the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and at the same time share the life, wisdom and humor of Will Rogers.A new class of…

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Celebrate Life

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2011

An elder Muscogee citizen, Rev. Joe Lowe, Jr., opens his sermons with the statement, “Yesterday, I asked God for many good things so that I could enjoy life.

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An Open Letter to My Patients

By: Mallory Spoor-Baker | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: June 2011

I know you read these articles in Value News, so I’m writing this to address as many people as possible.

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36th Annual Bixby Green Corn Festival

By: Michelle Booth | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2011

The 36th annual Bixby Green Corn Festival will be held June 23 through June 25 at Charley Young Park, located in Old Town Bixby at 12 W. Dawes.

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Tuesdays In The Park Concert Series Returns

By: Christy Blystone | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2011

The Broken Arrow Arts & Humanities Council is giving people a reason to go out on Tuesday nights – free outdoor concerts in June!

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Summer Food Program for Kids

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2011

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is sponsored by the USDA.

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Rumble and Roll Into Brookside

By: Michelle Booth | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2011

The 10th annual Brookside Rumble & Roll motorcycle parade and street party revs up June 9.

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8th Annual Claremore Farmers' Market is Underway

By: Michelle Booth | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2011

The Claremore Farmers’ Market, located at 400 Veterans Parkway, is held every Wednesday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to noon and runs through the end of October.The market…

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Summer Arts and Science Camps for Kids

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2011

Most parents have experienced this scenario: your kids have longed for school to be out so they can embrace the lazy days of summer.

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Cricket Turns Up the Volume: Muve Music Now Available

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2011

Cricket Communications Inc., a leading provider of innovative and value-driven wireless services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Leap Wireless International, Inc., anno…

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Educating Children Is Top Priority

By: Susan Erler | Category: Education | Issue: June 2011

Providing a quality learning ­environment for your children while you are at work is the goal of many facilities.

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Long-Time Residents Offer Quality Portable Buildings

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2011

It seems to be a paradox – a business selling portable buildings owned by people known for their constancy.

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Advanced Solution to Back Pain

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2011

In 1985, when he was 17 years old, Brian Morris got into a motorcycle accident that broke his back. Doctors in San Francisco, where Brian is from, placed an experimental device in his spine.

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Journey to a Pain-Free Life

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2011

Peter Pedone’s journey of pain and limping began in 2008. “The pain in my knee was unbearable, and I knew I had to see a specialist.

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You Enjoy Golfing, But Do Your Feet?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2011

John Chatzigiannidis is a certified pedorthist and owner of Feet Unlimited, Inc. “Unfortunately,” says John, “painful feet are common within the golfing community.

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Glenpool's Premiere Festival Returns

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: June 2011

Beginning Thursday, June 16 and running through Saturday, June 18, Glenpool will celebrate its rich oil history with its 33rd annual Black Gold Days festival, held at Bl…

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Goodwill Industries of Tulsa Awards

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2011

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa hosted its annual Awards Luncheon on May 3.

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10 Years of Hogs 'N Hot Rods

By: Susan Erler | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2011

Polish those chrome accessories and rev up those engines! It’s time for Collinsville’s signature event, Hogs ‘N Hot Rods!

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Service You Can Trust

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2011

It happens to most of us at some point during our lives: the feeling of dread that arises when our vehicle needs some work done, or it when it comes time to purchase a new vehicle.

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GM's New Standard in Motor Oil

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2011

When you purchase your new Chevrolet vehicle, you’re going to receive more than just a new car, crossover, SUV or truck. The oil used in your new Chevy’s engine is new as well.

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June Bug Jog Returns June 11

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2011

In early summer, balmy weather beckons us outdoors after months of hiding inside from inclement conditions.

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Linnaeus Teaching Garden Celebrates 5th Anniversary

By: Michelle Booth | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: June 2011

The Linnaeus Teaching Garden, located at 2435 S. Peoria, will celebrate its 5th anniversary on June 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The first 500 guests will receive a one-gallo…

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Mill Creek Launches Home Improvement Channel

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: June 2011

Have you ever watched a home improvement show and wished you could work with a local ­company to achieve the same effect?

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Education Meets Excitement at the Oklahoma Aquarium

By: Michelle Booth | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2011

There will plenty of opportunities for family fun at the Oklahoma Aquarium this summer. On June 8, the Aquarium will join hundreds of other aquariums and zoos nationwide in recognizing World Oceans Day.

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Martial Arts Builds Self Confidence

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: June 2011

Does your child have a lack of self confidence, shying away from new situations, never answering questions in class, or giving up on anything they try?

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It's Time for a Change

By: Jeff Bardel | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2011

The way we do church needs to change. Charles Finney once said, “Our theaters are full because the world lies well.

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Route 66 Salsa Festival

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: June 2011

On Saturday, June 4, the Sapulpa Rotary Club will hold its 4th annual Route 66 Salsa Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Courthouse Plaza parking lot (222 E. Dewey).

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16th Annual Safenet Services Garden & Pond Tour

By: Michelle Booth | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: June 2011

The 16th annual Safenet Services Garden & Pond Tour will be held Saturday, June 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Claremore.

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Route 66 Blowout

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2011

The hands of time turn back on Saturday, June 4, as vintage cars and trucks line Sapulpa’s historic downtown during the Route 66 Blowout.Sapulpa Main Street is proud t…

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Treasures in Your Attic Appraisal Day

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2011

Ever wonder if something you own might be valuable? Sunday, June 5 is the day to find out.

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Major Tire Brands at Competitive Prices

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2011

Mike Griffin, fixed operations director for South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge (CJD), wants everyone to know that South Pointe is not only a leading tire selling dealershi…

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Try a New Look with Feather Extensions

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: June 2011

She’s all about hair: the right cut, the right color, the right look.

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Golf Tournament Raises Funds to Stop Child Trafficking

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2011

Wanted: 144 golfers who want to stop child trafficking now. On July 18, the nonprofit group of the same name will host its second annual golf tournament at the Golf Club of Oklahoma.

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Supper with the Stars of Trek Expo

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2011

Trek Expo, the Southwest’s premiere annual sci-fi event, returns Friday, June 24 through Sunday, June 26 at John Q. Hammons Arena at the UMAC (6836 S. Mingo).

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Life is a Fiesta with Lucinda Hutson

By: Tina Lynn | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: June 2011

Join the Tulsa Herb Society in welcoming the multitalented Lucinda Hutson to the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria Ave., on July 11 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 pm.

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Walmart Raising Funds for Children's Hospital

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2011

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals serve 17 million children and their families each year. Walmart Store #3295 on South Elm Place in Broken Arrow is right in the thick of helping.

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Get Rid of Unwanted Hair for Good

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2011

Spring has arrived, and summer is not far away. Many people couldn’t wait to trade in their winter coats, long sleeves and pants for T-shirts, shorts, skirts and swimsuits.

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A Serious Weight Loss Solution

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2011

Losing weight isn’t easy. For some people, it’s the hardest thing they have ever done in their lives.

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Fundraising with Fireworks

By: Michelle Booth | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2011

For the past 20 years, Big Blast Fireworks has been helping non-profit groups raise thousands of dollars by selling fireworks.

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10 Annual Bixby BBQ 'n Music Festival

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2011

On Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, the Rotary Club of Bixby is hosting the 10th annual Bixby BBQ ’n Music Festival, the biggest of its kind in Oklahoma, at Washingt…

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Customer Satisfaction Is High Priority

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2011

Riverside Nissan became Bob Moore Nissan of Tulsa last June.

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Camp Bandage

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2011

On Saturday, May 21, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Broken Arrow is hosting Camp Bandage.

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Building Confidence at Summer Camp

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: May 2011

Every child is an individual with his or her own talents. But not every child is born with the confidence to express those gifts effectively.

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Award Winning Event Gets Even Better

By: John Owen | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2011

The Oklahoma Renaissance Festival won the prestigious RedBud award for “Best Event in 2010” from the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department and the Oklahoma Travel Industry Association.

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Choices for Life Shows Appreciation to Foster Parents

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: May 2011

They’re people who give of themselves beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. They take in children from abusive or neglectful situations who require therapy for medical or psychological conditions.

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Lilac Festival Back and Better than Ever

By: Susan Erler | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2011

A sure sign that spring has arrived and summer is right around the corner is the return of the Claremore Lilac Festival, the finale in a week full of activities for Destination Claremore.

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Boots and BBQ

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2011

Now that warm weather has definitely arrived, minds are turning to the great outdoors and all the fun and activities that can be found there.

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What Is Your Home's Footprint?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2011

What causes the greatest carbon footprint? Cars, planes, trains, or homes?

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Meet the Hip and Knee Doc

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2011

Don’t let those painful hips and knees take the fun out of your summer, help is just a phone call away!

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Car Show and Gospel Sing

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2011

On Sunday, June 5, Bixby’s First United Methodist Church (15502 S. Memorial) will host its 9th annual Car Show and Gospel Sing.

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Pamper Mom with Spa-Like Gym

By: Susan Erler | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2011

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, think of giving the gift of health and fitness as well as quiet time, tanning, and super fun fitness classes like Zumba!

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Economical Alternative to Cabinet Replacement

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: May 2011

Tired and dated kitchen cabinets don’t always need to be replaced.

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South County Wine & Art Festival

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2011

The first-ever South County Wine & Art Festival, hosted by the Glenpool Chamber of Commerce, will take place Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the beautiful…

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11th Annual Crawfish Festival Benefits Therapetics

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2011

Tulsa’s biggest party on May 14 will be at the parking lot of Hebert’s Specialty Meats, 2101 E. 71st St., just west of Lewis in the big red house.

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Timeless Stone Elegance

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2011

Impressions in Stone LLC is a joint venture between Tulsa native Dagan Heaps and Atoka-based Eaves Stone Products. Brothers Ray, David and Larry Eaves founded Eaves Stone Products in 1986.

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Lawn Services and So Much More

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: May 2011

Lawns By Nature is your one-stop shop for taking caring of everything you need done outside, and even some things inside.

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Mill Creek's New Total Design Center

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2011

L.E. “Pete” Dunn opened the doors of Mill Creek Lumber in Tulsa in 1934, and the company is still owned by the Dunn family.

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Celebrate National Public Gardens Day

By: Pearl Garrison | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: May 2011

The Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden will be open this year from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, April through October. Admission is free.

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Free Cancer Screenings May 11 From OSU Medical Center

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2011

The week of May 8-14 is Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Awareness Week.

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Polish Pottery Makes Perfect Gift

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: May 2011

May brings Mother’s Day and graduation season upon us, and June, with its summer weddings, is not far behind.

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Your Car, Your Choice

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2011

Randy and Liz Pruitt are the kind of people who seem to know everyone, and in turn, everyone knows them.

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Each Lap Brings Us Closer to a Cure

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2011

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Broken Arrow is rapidly approaching.

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Something for Everyone at Rooster Days

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2011

Still the oldest festival in Oklahoma, Broken Arrow will celebrate its 80th Annual Rooster Days Festival May 12-15.

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Sapulpa Aquatics Center Opens for the Season May 28

By: Michelle Booth | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2011

The Sapulpa Aquatics Center will open for its second season on May 28, 2011.

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Need a Digital Forensics Investigator?

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Professional Services | Issue: May 2011

His work could be part of a TV cop show. A digital forensics examiner taps away at computer keys until a key piece of evidence unravels a mystery.

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New Vehicle Owner Clinics

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2011

South Pointe Chevrolet has announced that they will host monthly New Vehicle Owner Clinics for customers recently purchasing either new or pre-owned Chevy or GM automobiles.

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Tired of Living With Back or Neck Pain?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2011

Approximately 80 percent of those living in North America are going to be affected by the agonizing reality of chronic back and neck pain.

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Gifts for Mothers, Graduates, Brides and Babies

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: May 2011

May has finally arrived and along with the flowers come a number of gift-giving occasions. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8.

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Celebrate Bristow's Lebanese Heritage

By: Clifford Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2011

Nearly 10,000 people are expected Saturday, May 14, 2011 when Bristow spotlights tabouleh, a popular Lebanese dish, as well as the community's rich Lebanese heritage during the 7th annual Tabouleh Fest.

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Mayfest Seeks Young Area Artists

By: Heather Pingry | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2011

Mayfest organizers are asking students in the Tulsa area to submit artwork for the 2011 Youth Art Gallery.

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Utica Square's Annual Spring in the Square

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2011

The third annual Spring in the Square will take place on Saturday, May 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m at Utica Square.

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Serve for Youth Tennis Tournament May 20-22

By: Liz Cary | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2011

May is tennis month! If you enjoy tennis at any level, consider playing in the second annual Serve for Youth tennis tournament in Claremore Friday, May 20 through Sunday, May 22.

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Saddle Up for Woolaroc Spring Trail Ride

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2011

Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Preserve encompasses over 3,700 acres of ranch land, and most people only see a small percentage of that acreage.

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Mother Nature’s Termite Elimination Secret

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2011

Termites are born with one mission in mind: to eat and never stop eating. And it doesn’t take them long to inflict severe damage to your home.

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Get a Pearl-Like Glow This Summer

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2011

During the fast-approaching summer months, less is more – people will be eating lighter, dressing in less clothing and wearing less makeup.

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Ethnic Cuisine Prepared Fresh Daily

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2011

Alsultan Mediterranean Grill & Bakery has been open for business at 51st & Mingo for about five months. According to owner Moe Alhilalat, “All our food is chopped and prepared fresh daily.

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Caring is Real at Bill Knight Volvo

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: April 2011

Isn’t it nice when you meet someone and you just know that she is a genuine “people person?” When you visit with Kelly Casey, that’s the feeling you get.

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Customer Satisfaction Is High Priority

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: April 2011

Riverside Nissan became Bob Moore Nissan of Tulsa last June.

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Tips for Choosing a Reconstructive or Cosmetic Surgeon

By: Michelle Booth | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2011

The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) recently released statistics stating that 13.1 million cosmetic plastic surgery procedures, including those that are mini…

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Custom Cabinets Direct from Manufacturer

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2011

The weather is warming up, and for many homeowners, now is the time to spring into home remodeling projects.

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A Camp Like No Other

By: Susan Erler | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2011

It’s hard to believe, but now is the time to start thinking about activities to keep your children busy and engaged during the upcoming summer months.

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Celebrating 85 Years of Cascia Hall

By: Lee Taylor | Category: Other | Issue: April 2011

In 1926, a local Catholic Bishop requested that the Order of Saint Augustine establish a private Catholic school in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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Claremore Community Chorus Recruiting Singers

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2011

Claremore Community Chorus provides an opportunity for vocalists to share their talent with the community.

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Shirley Jones Headlines Destination Claremore

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2011

It’s almost time again for Destination Claremore! From Friday, April 29 through Saturday, May 7, Claremore is going to be a very busy, exciting and fun place to be.

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Alternative to Driveway Replacement

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2011

Many a driveway is showing the effects of our historically harsh winter. A house may otherwise look great, but an unsightly drive will take away from it. Replacing the drive may seem like the answer.

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13th Annual Creek County Spelling Bee

By: Michelle Booth | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2011

The 13th annual Spell-A-Round Creek County spelling bee will be held Saturday, April 16 at Freddie’s Bar-B-Que and Steakhouse, 1425 New Sapulpa Road, from 6 p.m. to 9 …

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Designer Showcase 2011

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2011

Designer Showcase has been a Tulsa tradition for 38 years, and the proceeds benefit area schools, teachers and students who apply for grants or program assistance that i…

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Living Pain Free

By: Michelle Booth | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2011

Marjorie Benedict-Scavone remembers October 12, 2010 well. That was the day the 33 Chilean miners were rescued after spending 70 days trapped deep underground.

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Celebrity Tribute Artists Come to Tulsa

By: Michelle Booth | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2011

A new concert promoter, Entertainers In Concert, provides live entertainment showcasing celebrity tribute artist performers who transform themselves into well-known musi…

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Are Your Feet at Risk?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2011

John Chatzigiannidis (“Don’t even try,” he says, “just call me John!”) is a certified pedorthist. He is licensed as required by the Oklahoma Licensed Pedorthists Act, to practice pedorthics.

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Grannie Annie's One Year Anniversary Celebration

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2011

Grannie Annie’s Quilt Shop in Beggs is celebrating its one year anniversary with a storewide celebration April 5 through 9.

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Green Country Ranch Competition

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: April 2011

Saddle up and watch as teams from the top 16 ranches in Oklahoma’s Green Country compete in rodeo events such as wild cattle doctoring, team penning, cattle branding, …

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A Salon Worth Discovering

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2011

Hideaway Salon is tucked away in a corner in the shopping center at 71st and Elm, but discovering it is worth the effort.

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JBF Savings Reach Good Morning America

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2011

The economy is a 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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Does Weight Loss Surgery Work?

By: Derek& Becky Taylor | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2011

Does weight loss surgery work? This is a question Ladd Atkins, D.O., bariatric surgeon for LAP-BAND® Center of Oklahoma, gets asked quite often.

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Local Manager Named One of the Best

By: Susan Erler | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2011

One local Owasso restaurant is proud to have one of the “best of the best” in their employ. McDonald’s General Manager Shannon McDonald was recently named a winner of the prestigious Ray Kroc Award.

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The Great Claremore Easter Egg Hunt

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2011

Since ancient times, the egg has been a symbol of new life. Many stories have circulated over the centuries as to the origin of the Easter egg and its relation to the Easter holiday.

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All About Allergies From OSU Medical Center

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2011

Almost 40 million American adults and children suffer from allergic rhinitis (AR), also called hay fever, seasonal allergies or nasal allergies. Allergies can develop at any age.

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Find the Cure for Your Gardening Fever

By: Susan Erler | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2011

Gardening fever has grown to epidemic proportions!

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New Location for Presence Theater Church

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2011

Presence Theater Church, led by Pastors Alvin and Sennola Fruga, is excited to be moving to a new location at the northwest corner of 76th Street North and 129th East Avenue.

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Never Worry About Cleaning Your Gutters

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2011

What is the most awful household chore you can think of? To most people, it’s worse than scrubbing floors, washing dirty dishes, taking out the trash, and cleaning the bathroom – combined.

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Rogers County Relay For Life

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2011

Anyone who has battled cancer personally or who has seen a loved one fight cancer knows how challenging – and sometimes devastating – this disease can be from the moment it is first diagnosed.

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Helping You Become Healthier

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2011

For many people, the decision to be more health-conscious in 2011 can be stressful and confusing. You know you need to exercise and eat healthier, but what else do you need?

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Easter Extraordinaire

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2011

The Rock Church’s stated mission is to serve God and love people, and the church’s pastors, Billy Joe and Theresa Watts, see major holidays as golden opportunities t…

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Second Annual Art on the Hill April 29-30 at RSU

By: Brent Ortolani | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2011

Artists from across northeast Oklahoma will exhibit and offer their work for sale at the second annual Art on the Hill festival on Friday and Saturday, April 29-30 at Rogers State University.

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Busy Month at Safari's

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2011

Are you familiar with the Tulsa area’s “other” zoo? Safari’s Interactive Animal Sanctuary, at 26881 E. 58th St. in Broken Arrow, was founded in 1995.

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Fill Out Your Scrapbooking Passport

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2011

For those who enjoy scrapbooking and all the fun crafty projects that go along with it, there is an event coming up worthy of your attention.

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Wooly Weekend at Shepherd's Cross

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: April 2011

Shepherd’s Cross, an authentic working sheep farm located at 16792 E. 450 Rd. in Claremore, is hosting its annual Woolly Weekend soon.

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Green Country Scrap Run

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2011

May is National Scrapbooking Month, and to celebrate, Simply Scrapbooks in Claremore has some exciting activities going on throughout April and May.

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Relief for Doggone Pain

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2011

Back pain ranks among one of the most common complaints in the United States, costing people billions of dollars in medical costs. In fact, it currently ranks in the top five costliest health disorders.

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Good Guys Still Finish First

By: Susan Erler | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2011

Sometimes the good guys still finish first, and you won’t find a nicer guy than Steve Rainwater, owner of Steve’s Restoration Painting.

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5th Annual Red Fern Festival

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2011

The award-winning Red Fern Festival will return April 29-30, 2011 in Norris Park, located at the corner of Muskogee Avenue and Morgan Street in downtown Tahlequah.

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Seabiscuit Arrives at Tulsa Boys' Home

By: Michael Lail | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2011

What famous Hollywood movie star has four legs and flies like the wind? It’s Seabiscuit, of course!

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Summer Youth Programs at TCC

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2011

Enrollment begins March 1 for TCC Continuing Education Summer Youth Programs. The 2011 summer schedule is available online or you can enroll in person. For online registration, go to www.tulsacc.edu/ted.

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SpringFest Garden Market and Festival

By: Cheryl Johnson | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2011

Spring is just around the corner! Gardeners, are you ready to plant your garden?

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Good Garden!

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2011

April is abloom with things to do for gardeners – beginners and veterans – and for all lovers of flowers, plants and herbs. Mark your calendar for one or all of these fantastic garden-themed events.

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Two West Tulsa Congregations Reunite

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Other | Issue: April 2011

Two church congregations which were formerly one church are in the final stages of reuniting.

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Mother Nature’s Termite Elimination Secret

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2011

Termites are born with one mission in mind: to eat and never stop eating. And it doesn’t take them long to inflict severe damage to your home.

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You Are Family at A Family Dentist

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2011

If you’re looking for a pleasant, competent “family” of dental professionals, consider visiting with Dr. Dennis Carlile and his staff.

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Quick Fix for Frown Lines

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2011

Do you have a serious problem with frown lines? You may feel the frown lines between your eyebrows make you look tired or unapproachable.

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Treat Lawns Now With Pre-Emergent

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2011

Daryl Carter, owner of Amazing Lawns of Tulsa, is probably one of the nicest individuals you’ll ever hope to meet.

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Warning – Murder Is Coming To Claremore!

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2011

The whodunit “The Ghost of the Mansion” by Mark Ogle will be performed on Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, in the beautiful Will Rogers Auditorium on the campu…

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No More Excuses

By: Susan Erler | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2011

Yes, yes, we know.

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Bowl for Kids’ Sake

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2011

Through the winds of March and the showers of April, we are reminded each spring of new beginnings – and it could be said that new beginnings are the constant focus of…

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More Than Just Warranty Repairs

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2011

When you hear the name Bill Knight, the first things that come to mind are quality, professionalism, and great service. A class act, Bill Knight Ford has raised the bar significantly in its industry.

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Claremore’s St. Patrick’s Day Celebration

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2011

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Claremore Surgeons Gets a Facelift

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2011

Having a surgical procedure can be a highly stressful experience, even if the procedure is an outpatient one.

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Hunt for Pain Relief Is Over

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2011

As a retired helicopter pilot and instructor in the military, Greg Meyer knows what it feels like to be under pressure.

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Wood Carving Demonstration Night

By: Rusty Johnson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2011

Have you ever wondered how Willard Stone created his wood masterpieces? Or how those craftsmen at Silver Dollar City carve those Civil War figures? Or how to burn art onto the surface of wood?

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A Tough Winter for Lawns

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2011

Just as winter 2010-2011 was one of the worst in recorded history for northeastern Oklahoma, it will also be one of the most devastating to area yards and shrubs.

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Grout Care Made Easy

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2011

The very first sign of a grout problem is the best time to take care of it. A small crack. A hole. A bit of mold in the tub or shower area.

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Tips for Spring Allergy Sufferers

By: Michelle Booth | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2011

Spring is around the corner and for the many allergy sufferers in Oklahoma, this brings an onset of coughing, headaches and watery eyes due to the increase in tree pollen.

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What’s Just Between Friends?

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2011

You’ve probably seen their ads and heard their commercials, but you may not know what the Just Between Friends sale is all about. Is it a buying club? Do you have to be a member?

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Spring Market to Raise Money for Missions

By: Michelle Booth | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2011

The first annual Spring Market arts and crafts festival, hosted by King of Kings Lutheran Church, will be held March 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the new Glenpool Confere…

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Ultimate Ladies Day Out

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: March 2011

The ultimate ladies day out will return Saturday, March 26 with the 6th annual Claremore Women’s Expo, “Ladies Lifestyle Extravaganza.” The event takes place at th…

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Experience and Excellent Service

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2011

Marc Miller Buick GMC has two outstanding bulwarks in their service department with Gary Howell, service manager and master technician, and Gregg Walton, shop foreman.

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Mazzio’s is Bringing Back the Pizza That Started It All

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: March 2011

Mazzio’s Italian Eatery is bringing back Ken’s Original Thin and Crispy Pizza in March to continue its 50th anniversary celebration.Mazzio’s founder Ken Selby open…

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Azalea Arts & Crafts Show

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: March 2011

The third annual Azalea Arts & Crafts Show will be held Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the Muskogee Civic Center, 425 Boston St.

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Join the MS Movement

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2011

Walk MS: Tulsa returns Saturday, April 16, 2011 to benefit the National MS Society, Oklahoma.

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Tag Day April 2

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Pets | Issue: March 2011

If you own a dog or a cat, you will understand the sentiment: your animal is more than just a pet to you; he or she is a part of your family.

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OSU: Beating Colon Cancer

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2011

March is National Colon Cancer Month, and OSU Medical Center is especially focused on preventing this disease.

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Helping You Become Healthier

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2011

For many people, the decision to be more health-conscious in 2011 can be stressful and confusing. You know you need to exercise and eat healthier, but what else do you need?

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The Party Ain’t Over for Wanda Jackson

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: March 2011

The party definitely ain’t over for Wanda Jackson.

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Have You Heard the Latest Buzz?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: March 2011

Plans are buzzing for the annual “To Bee or Not to Bee” Spelling Bee & Silent Auction fundraiser sponsored by the Rogers County Literacy Council (RCLC).

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Proper Alignment Essential for Good Health

By: Michelle Booth | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2011

Chiropractors treat disorders of the musculoskeletal and nervous systems for young and old.

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Giving Back to the Community

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2011

It’s heartwarming to hear stories of how locals reached out to help others during recent snowstorms. Many businesses and service organizations simply could not reach t…

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Get Your Summer Glow Now

By: Susan Erler | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2011

As the days grow longer and the temperatures rise, spring fever is sure to set in, along with the temptation to show off a little skin.

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Southern Louisiana Soul Comes to Tulsa

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2011

The Tulsa Children’s Museum and Grammy award-winning artist Terrance Simien will bring the rich history and multi-layered sounds of Zydeco, the music of the French-spe…

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Spruce Up Your Home for Spring

By: Susan Erler | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2011

Spring is the perfect time to start thinking of ways to perk up your home.

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Preventing Roof Ice Dams

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2011

Tulsans have trusted A-Best Roofing for nearly 25 years.

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What Does Cosmetic Medicine Cost?

By: Mallory Spoor-Baker | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2011

This is a question that most people ask me during their consultation at Advanced Cosmetic Medicine: how much does that procedure cost? Some people wait months …

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Help for Quitting Smoking

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2011

There is an old saying: “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Now that 2011 is well under way, many people may be facing the veracity of this statemen…

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February Is Black History Month

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2011

February is Black History Month.

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Broken Arrow Business Conference

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2011

The second annual Broken Arrow Business Conference, “Finishing the Race,” is scheduled for Thursday, March 3, and Friday, March 4, 2011.

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Buddy’s Serves Up ­Barbecue and Much More

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Restaurants | Issue: February 2011

“What’s in a name?

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Destination Claremore Returns

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: February 2011

The first Destination Claremore was so well-received, the Claremore Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) decided it was to become an annual tradition.

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Care Doesn’t End After You Leave the ER

By: Cheryl West | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2011

After a visit to the emergency room, it’s not uncommon for family and friends to check in to see how you’re doing, stop by with a casserole, or help with errands until you’re back on your feet.

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Healthy Teeth, Healthy You

By: Michelle Booth | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2011

Good oral hygiene is associated with good health and is maintainable at any age.

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Feeling Like New After 30 Years

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2011

After 30 years of pain and swelling, Cynthia Bishop has a new knee. And she has never felt better.Her problems began in the tenth grade.

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Fairway Promises ­Professional Lawn Care

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2011

The roots of Fairway Lawns run deep, back to 1979 when the company began doing business.

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Customer Service is Tops at Ferguson Advantage Imports

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: February 2011

Alan McLaughlin of Ferguson Advantage Imports in Broken Arrow sums up his commitment with this statement: “We’re all about service.” McLaughlin has been with Fergu…

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Small Dealership, Big Service

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: February 2011

Ferguson Superstore in Broken Arrow provides sales and service for Buick GMC products and other brands.

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Open Studio for Adult Artists

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2011

Attention all artists! Gilcrease Museum is offering a new program for adult artists to gather and work on their pieces in an open studio, with feedback available from consulting artist Louise Higgs.

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New Year, New You

By: Michelle Booth | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2011

Have you made a New Year’s resolution to get fit in 2011, but don’t know where to begin?

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Grout Care Made Easy

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2011

The very first sign of a grout problem is the best time to take care of it. A small crack. A hole. A bit of mold in the tub or shower area.

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Superior Customer Care

By: Susan Erler | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2011

If it seems as if most companies these days fall into the “here today, gone tomorrow” category, you would be right.

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A Healthy Balance Means a Healthier You

By: Susan Erler | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2011

While many are thinking of beginning a new weight management program, Dr. Wanda Harris, owner of The Herbal Lady, encourages everyone to focus on more than just weight loss – focus on your health.

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Horn’s Is Your Western Store

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2011

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that 2011 is a good year to start a business. Ron Horn, owner of Horn’s Western Outfitters in Glenpool, was a jump ahead of the Journal.

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Become an Advocate for Older People

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2011

Ombudsman is a Swedish word meaning “voice of the people.” If you’re concerned about the needs of older citizens and would like to help be their voice, a volunteer…

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Classic Valentine’s Day Gifts

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2011

Joel David, owner of J. David Jewelry, offers great selections of jewelry year-round.

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Teaching Self Defense and Self Respect

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2011

There’s a lot going on at Martial Arts Advantage in Broken Arrow.

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Ne-Mar Still Thriving After All These Years

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2011

Ne-Mar Shopping Center has long been a part of the landscape of Will Rogers Boulevard, and over the years, its face has changed with the times.

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Exciting Aquatic Events Coming Soon

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2011

What kind of music fits the ominous view of sharks swimming just inches from your eyes? Which instruments seem to play along with the waving colors of fish and corals in a Caribbean reef?

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Advanced Cardiology at OSU Medical Center

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2011

The dedicated OSU Medical Center cardiologists are here for you and those you love. It’s their mission.

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Air Is Money

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2011

Air is money when it comes to home energy. A house that leaks excessive air wastes the owner’s money through higher heating and cooling bills.

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New Christy Minstrels to Perform Benefit Concert

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: February 2011

The New Christy Minstrels®, under the direction of Randy Sparks, will be performing a benefit concert at the Robson Performing Arts Center in Claremore on Saturday, Feb…

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Discover Your Roots

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2011

Have you ever wondered where your family came from and how they got here? Did anyone in your lineage serve in the Civil War?

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Prevent Future Breakdowns

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: February 2011

Preventive maintenance for your automobile can be defined simply as maintenance – including tests, measurements, adjustments, and parts replacement – performed speci…

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Inspection Lane for Brakes, Alignment and Sideslip

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: February 2011

South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge service center provides exemplary service to all makes and models of vehicles, and the latest tool in their arsenal is a high-tech Inspe…

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Charm Your Loved One

By: Susan Erler | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: February 2011

February 14 is Valentine’s Day – a day for romantics to shower loved ones with affection and gifts.

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Support Those with Hearing Loss at Souper Sunday

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: February 2011

Odds are, you know at least one person, maybe more than one, with some sort of hearing loss.

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Spring Home Improvement Suggestions

By: Michelle Booth | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2011

Spring is just around the corner, making this a good time to start thinking about those home improvement projects on your list.

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Tulsa Garden Center Presents Annual Gardening Info Fair

By: Cheryl Johnson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2011

Gardeners, get ready for spring with free information!

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Together We Are One

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2011

The 25th annual Tulsa Indian Art Festival will be held Friday, February 11 through Sunday, February 13 at Central Park Hall in Expo Square.

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Much More Than a Paint Shop

By: Value News | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2011

A-1 Auto Body is family owned by Dave and Sally Lewis.

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Better Health Leads to Better Skin

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2011

The New Year is a time for making resolutions to better your life in some way, and for many people, their goals revolve around improving their health and feeling and looking better.

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Research Before You Buy

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2011

Buying a vehicle is a huge financial undertaking in anyone’s life and can be quite intimidating, especially when the vehicle has been previously owned.

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Welcome to Bob Moore Nissan

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: January 2011

“I feel like I’m home again,” says Ken Wilkins, general manager of Bob Moore Nissan of Tulsa. Ken was born in Antlers, Oklahoma and has spent 28 years in the automobile business.

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A New Year’s Miracle

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2011

Some would call it a New Year’s miracle. Against all odds, three young lives that appeared doomed have blossomed.

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Do You Suffer From Back Pain?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2011

It’s reported that nearly one million Americans suffer annually from painful vertebral compression fractures (VCF).

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Regaining an Active Lifestyle

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2011

 in the left hip. Al Rouch, an avid runner and jogger, thought he had just overdone it. Give it a little time and the soreness will go away.Instead, the soreness progressed to pain.

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Fit For Her Expands Facility

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2011

When many women think of getting fit, they imagine getting “smaller,” as weight loss is often the primary objective. But in the case of Fit for Her in Owasso, bigger is actually proving to be better.

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Health and Fitness Through Functional Training (Women)

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2011

My experience at Fitness Together was very positive and motivational. Paula and Steve were friendly, encouraging and informative.

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Health and Fitness Through Functional Training (Men)

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2011

This story takes a different pathway from the norm.

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Glenpool Chamber’s Annual Banquet and Awards

By: Dianne Bileck-Plants | Category: Other | Issue: January 2011

It's time for the Glenpool Chamber of Commerce's 2011 Annual Banquet and Awards!

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Destination: Grannie Annie’s

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2011

Ann Danback opened her quaint old-fashioned quilting store, Grannie Annie’s Quilt Shop, at 8054 Highway 16 in Beggs last April. “I retired in 2008, and in December of 2009, my husband Art passed away.

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Compete or Eat at Soul Food Cook-Off

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2011

The Dr. Martin Luther King Soul Food Cook-Off will take place at the Muskogee Civic Center on January 15, 2011 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. So far, nearly 100 chefs have regist…

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Make Your 2011 Fitness Resolution a Reality

By: Michelle Booth | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2011

Chad Gerstmeyer’s friends and former co-workers will tell you he was always the one eating healthy and exercising.

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Whole Person Indoor Triathlon

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2011

Whether you’re an experienced triathlete, a beginner who’s interested in the triathlon, or you’d just like to put your fitness to the test, Oral Roberts University has an event for you.

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It’s Time to Heal

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2011

For those with chronic, non-healing wounds, their lives can become consumed with pain, loss of mobility and fears of amputation.

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Entrepreneurship Program for Disabled Veterans

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2011

The Veterans with Disabilities Entrepreneurship Program (VEP), from Oklahoma State University’s Riata Center for Entrepreneurship, is now in its second year.

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Rave On, Buddy Holly

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2011

It was “The Day the Music Died.” On February 3, 1959, famous American rock ’n’ roll artist Buddy Holly was killed in a plane crash, along with J.P. “The Big Bo…

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Wedding Traditions in Oklahoma Cultures

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2011

The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art currently has two exciting exhibits based on the concept of marriage. Weddings for many are the happiest day of their lives.

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Tulsa Children’s Museum Introduces “Kid-Hop” to Tulsa Families

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2011

The Tulsa Children’s Museum (TCM) and nationally acclaimed children’s performer Secret Agent 23 Skidoo will introduce Tulsa families to “kid-hop,” a mix of tradi…

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Portraits of a Garden 2011

By: Cheryl Johnson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2011

Amateur photographers of all ages, Tulsa Garden Center would love to exhibit your talent for all of the Tulsa area public to view during the Portraits of a Garden Amateu…

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Nominate Now for Crystal Star Small Business Awards

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: January 2011

The nomination process for the esteemed Crystal Star Small Business Awards for 2011 has begun, and the Tulsa Metro Chamber needs your help to find the rising stars of Tu…

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Firm Up Your Resolutions

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2011

For many, the arrival of a new year means one thing – making the resolution to lose weight and get fit for good.

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Market Forecast 2011 Seminar

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2011

In addition to managing more than $50 million in client assets, Melanie Hasty-Grant and Ken Grant have been frequent contributors to national and local medias.

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Is Your Company an Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business?

By: Michelle Booth | Category: Other | Issue: January 2011

The Oklahoma Certified Healthy Business initiative seeks to recognize both profit and non-profit businesses that are working to improve Oklahoma’s health status by pro…

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