Value News Articles–2012

Feeling the Holiday Stress?

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Other | Issue: December 2012

Holiday festivities are supposed to be joyous and fun, but the enjoyment can quickly dissipate for those who put in hours of hard work and planning to create a festive atmosphere for ­everyone else.

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AVB Bank Honored by Governor Mary Fallin

By: Kelli Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: December 2012

The 37th annual Governor’s Arts Awards were held November 8, 2012, and Broken Arrow’s AVB Bank was honored with the prestigious Business in the Arts Award.

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Christmas At The Movies

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2012

This Christmas, come along with the TCC Signature Symphony, Broken Arrow Public Schools Fine Arts, and a whole host of other special guests for “Christmas At The Movie…

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Go Cajun for Christmas

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2012

When it comes to food, friends, family and festivities, nobody does it like the Cajuns.

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Welcome Home

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2012

Several years ago, Michelle Heckman and her mother were faced with the difficult task of placing her beloved grandmother into assisted living.

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Spectacular Lighted Holiday Displays

By: Liz Drechsler | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2012

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

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Witness the Real Christmas Story

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2012

Christview Christian Church, located at 2525 S. Garnett, is pleased to present the 14th ­annual Bethlehem Walk to the Tulsa community.

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Songs of the Season

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2012

Part of the warmth and charm of the Christmas season comes from music, and in the spirit of keeping this tradition, Claremore Community Chorus will present its 26th annu…

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Hip, Hip, Hurray!

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2012

Janean McCorkle of Broken Arrow was born in 1956 with congenital hip dislocation: her hip socket hadn’t formed ­correctly, so her hip bone would slide back and forth.

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Felts Is a Step Ahead

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2012

In keeping with its mission of providing great customer service, Felts Shoes is excited to offer several great Christmas options for another holiday season.

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Fowler Toyota Grand Opening Celebration

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: December 2012

Momentum Toyota of Tulsa is under new ownership and is now Fowler Toyota of Tulsa. Located on the Broken Arrow Expressway at Sheridan Road, Fowler’s goal is to be Tulsa’s leading Toyota ­dealer.

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Honey-Kissed Ham for the Holidays

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2012

When you hear the word ­“hamlet,” you may think of an idyllic village with cozy, thatched cottages set in a medieval ­countryside. Or you may think of the famous Shakespeare play by the same name.

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Prescription for Holiday Cheer

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: December 2012

Proudly serving the Claremore community for 27 years, J & J Pharmacy is much more than its name would suggest.

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Perfect Gifts that Last a Lifetime

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2012

J. David Jewelry is family owned and operated by Joel and Kendra Wiland, and their son Landon has recently joined their staff.

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A Nativity to Remember

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2012

As we gather to decorate Christmas trees and purchase presents for loved ones, King of Kings Lutheran Church calls us all to remember the purpose of the Christmas season…

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We Salute You

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2012

In 2011, Mazzio’s Italian Eatery celebrated 50 years in business.

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It’s About Life

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Professional Services | Issue: December 2012

Have you ever lost a loved one and then realized you didn’t know that person as well as you wished you had?

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Helping Students Affected by MS Pursue Their Dreams

By: Brandi Moore | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2012

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Oklahoma has announced this year’s recipients of its annual scholarship ­program: Taylor Aldridge, Sean Barger, Christopher B…

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Save Gas, Shop Claremore

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2012

What do hot dogs, repurposed items, fashion and accessories, home décor and Made in Oklahoma craft products all have in common?

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Prepare Now for Summer Fun

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: December 2012

Pools Plus is family owned and operated by Josh Kingsley, his brother, Jay Kingsley, and their father, Danny Kingsley.

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Eye Problems in Your Child’s Sight

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2012

Oftentimes people associate vision problems with aging, ­making the assumption that ­children are born with perfect vision. Numerous studies, ­however, contradict this notion.

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Quick Lane Opens New Location

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2012

Bill Knight Automotive is adding their second Quick Lane at Bill Knight Ford, located at 9607 S. Memorial.

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Reveal Your Beauty Inside and Out

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2012

By helping clients refresh and renew their outward appearance, Nicole McGinnis, aesthetician and owner of Reveal Salon & Aesthetics, feels she can help them reveal their inner beauty.

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Music Legends Teach Their Craft

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2012

While legend Roy Clark doesn’t teach guitar or fiddle lessons in Claremore, he has endorsed the Northeast Technology Center’s music school which now carries his name.

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RSU Senior Wins National Broadcasting Award

By: David Hamby | Category: Education | Issue: December 2012

Gary “Turbo” Webb, a Rogers State University communications senior from Verdigris, was named “Specialty Music Director of the Year” during the College Music Jour…

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Getting Rid of an Annoying Pain in the Neck

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2012

Statistics show that 85 percent of people in the United States will suffer from back or neck pain at some point in their lives. Jan Crismond was one of those people.

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Welcome to a Winter Wonderland

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: December 2012

Surceé in Owasso recently announced its expansion—and now it will celebrate its first Christmas in its new and improved space, creating a ­perfect arena for this yea…

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A Holiday Success

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2012

Top That! Pizza in the Tulsa Hills Shopping Center will ­celebrate the holidays and their first anniversary on December 13, with its One-Year Anniversary and Holiday Party.

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Tulsa Urology Adds New Locations

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2012

Richard B. Saint, M.D., F.A.C.S., is recognized as a regional authority in the field of bladder and testis cancer as well as other urological malignancies. His practice is located in the St.

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Where Did You Get That?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: December 2012

Are you what’s known as a “rare bird”? Someone who dares to be different, especially in their ­fashion sense?

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What’s on Your Wish List?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: December 2012

The holidays are just a few short weeks away.

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Helping Solve Oklahoma’s Obesity Crisis

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Other | Issue: November 2012

Helping Oklahomans stay at a healthy weight is a primary concern for Malissa Spacek of BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center, even more so now that the Center for Disease …

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Christmas at the Belvidere

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2012

Part of the magic of Christmas is the atmosphere.

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Shop Here and Win

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2012

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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Broken Arrow Holiday Tea Off

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2012

Most people don't start listening for the jingle of sleigh bells until the night before Christmas.

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Experience, Knowledge and Integrity

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2012

For almost three decades, Candi Czapansky has been one of the smiling faces at the Rogers County Court Clerk’s office.

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Cascia Christmas Walk

By: Lee Taylor | Category: Education | Issue: November 2012

On Sunday, December 2 from 11 a.m. to  4 p.m., the Cascia Christmas Walk will feature all of the traditional things we love about the holiday season:…

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Win Big for Shopping in Claremore

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2012

Do you need some extra money for holiday spending or for paying off your holiday shopping bills?

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You’ll Have a “Dickens of a Time”

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2012

Can you do the Vienna Waltz, the Virginia reel or the Shoddish? Maybe the Grand March or the Polka is more your style.

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Step Back in Time to the 1940s

By: Bob Prater | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2012

On Saturday, November 10, 2012, step back in time to ­experience the sights and sounds of a bygone era when the Spirit of Tulsa Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force …

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Riding Easy

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2012

Tom Phillips, 55, of Hominy worked for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections for over 22 years. “I weigh over 300 pounds, and when I retired, I had over 22 years on my feet.

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Are You Tired of the Weight?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2012

If you are morbidly obese and suffering from medical ­complications stemming from being overweight, surgery may be the right answer for you.

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Vet Tech of the Year

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Pets | Issue: November 2012

Veterinary Technician Wanda Cline is much more comfortable cradling a dog or cat in her arms than holding an award, but that love of animals is precisely what inspired t…

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Holiday Passport to Cash

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2012

The holidays have arrived! The Glenpool Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce their “shop local” campaign and other holiday activities happening around town.

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Military Appreciation Monday

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2012

For over a decade, Golden Corral restaurants across the nation have honored American veterans with a free “thank you” dinner on Veterans Day.

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Don’t Let Ugly Grout Embarrass You

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2012

The holidays are nearly upon us. Is your kitchen and bathroom grout ready to face guests? Grout has a nasty habit of looking plain old ugly as it ages.

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A Time for Family

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2012

Shannon Hester, owner of The Hamlet, knows all about the importance of family around the holidays.

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Go Further with Ford Night

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Automotive | Issue: November 2012

Jack Kissee Ford presents “Go Further with Ford Night” on Thursday, November 15 from 3 to 7 p.m. This free fundraising event will benefit Rogers County Youth Service…

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Homes for the Holidays

By: Cassie Woods | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2012

The women of the Junior Ocieleta Club are gearing up to host the 29th annual Christmas Home Tour. The tour will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2012.

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Fresh Fall Foliage

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: November 2012

Though spring typically launches the landscaping frenzy, do not underestimate the importance of fall planting and preparation in maintaining the beauty and health of your flowerbeds and lawn.

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A Concrete Solution

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2012

Damage to your driveway, whether in the form of cracking, pitting or flaking, is ugly and can reduce the curb appeal of your house substantially.

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Dealership Renovated Inside and Out

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2012

Marc Miller Buick GMC has recently undergone a total ­renovation, inside and out.

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Consistency and Success

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Other | Issue: November 2012

Chris Velez of Martial Arts Academy is a big believer in ­consistency: “Consistency is what will get you the black belt,” he says.

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Go Treasure Hunting in the Heart of Tulsa

By: Diana Clark& Derek Taylor | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2012

Welcome to a great adventure!

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Six Decades of Putting Customers First

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2012

Celebrating 61 years in business, Neely Insurance and Financial Services is proud to still keep their focus on prompt, efficient and friendly customer service while prov…

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Companies Can Go Nuts Over Corporate Gifts

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2012

The Nut House first opened over 40 years ago selling only native pecans.

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Want More than 15 Minutes with Your Doctor?

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2012

In a time of HMOs and ­insurance company red tape, it is often difficult to remember the “good old days” when the family physician took time to understand your need…

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'Tis the Season for Entertainment

By: Ruby Quinn | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2012

Four fantastic touring productions make up the season at the Robson Performing Arts Center.

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Holiday Giveaways Rock On

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2012

Theodore Roosevelt said, “Let us remember that, as much has been given us, much will be expected from us, and that true homage comes from the heart as well as from the…

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RSU Honors Faculty Excellence

By: David Hamby | Category: Education | Issue: November 2012

Eight Rogers State University faculty members were honored for excellence in teaching, ­scholarship/research and service during a campus ceremony on Tuesday, October 9.

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Festival of Trees to Benefit New Facility

By: Cassie Woods | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2012

This fall, the elves at Safenet Services are particularly busy. In addition to opening a new ­state-of-the-art facility at the end of October, they are preparing for their biggest fundraiser of the year.

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Shop Local, Win Big

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2012

Sapulpa’s Jingle Bell Sweepstakes kicks into gear with ticket distributions to shoppers and patrons of participating local businesses on November 10, 2012.

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Don’t Let an Injury Keep You Down

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2012

Summit Physical Therapy has been serving patients in Rogers County for more than 13 years.

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Make Your Home a Rustic Refuge

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2012

If you like a rustic-style décor and total originality, head to Bixby’s destination shop The Refuge Lifestyle!

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A Crafty Affair

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: November 2012

With the holiday season fast approaching, it is time for Tulsans to embrace the spirit of warmth and generosity.

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Reputable Jeweler Expands to Broken Arrow

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2012

Vincent Anthony Jewelers had its beginnings in Tulsa 12 years ago in a strip center at 101st and Yale.

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Afraid of Tight Spaces?

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Other | Issue: October 2012

When Claremore Mayor Mickey Perry needed an MRI recently, he experienced a bit more than the usual anxiety.

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Educational and Spiritual Growth

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Education | Issue: October 2012

Rose Mary Lopes directs the ­educational programs offered at American Christian Academy (ACA) in Sapulpa. “Students attending ACA receive more than an education,” says Rose Mary.

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AVB Bank's Dejene Completes Graduate School of Banking

By: Kelli Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2012

AVB Bank is pleased to announce that Ben Dejene, vice president and retail banking director, has successfully completed the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado (GSBC).

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Men’s Ministry Helping the Community

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2012

Carole Noe just can’t say enough good things about the 15 or so men who showed up at her home on a recent Saturday to help with her “honey-do” list.

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Trick Out Your Truck

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2012

Jeff Leslie is the Bob Hurley Ford Performance Center accessories manager and is known by friends and fellow employees as the “The Accessories Guru.” Jeff has been i…

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Ms. Senior Oklahoma

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2012

Congratulations to Patricia Fisher, newly crowned Ms. Senior Oklahoma 2012! Patricia is a resident of Canoe Brook Assisted Living in Catoosa.

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Great Family Fun for Halloween

By: John Owen | Category: Other | Issue: October 2012

Expect some different twists, turns and surprises at the 2012 Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee.

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Boo-B-Que

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2012

Have you been told you’re great on the grill?

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You Have a Choice

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2012

In a world of medical ­networking, it is easy to forget that you have a choice.

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A 29-Year Pattern

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2012

The 29th annual Quilt Show, presented by Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE) of Creek County, will be held November 2-3, 2012 at the Creek County Fairgrounds in…

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Hip to a Pain-Free Life

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2012

Many people think joint ­replacements are only necessary in one’s later years, when joints begin to show signs of a lifetime of wear and tear. But joints can be irreparably damaged at any age.

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Meet at the Totem Pole

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2012

October signals the end of ­summer, bringing on cooler temperatures and gorgeous fall foliage in eastern Rogers County.

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Make Your List and Check It Twice

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2012

We all say it every time the ­holidays approach – “I’m going to avoid the stress and traffic of last-minute shopping at the mall during December and finish my gif…

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Respect your Elder Dogs

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Pets | Issue: October 2012

What would you do if your best friend told you that she was in constant pain and that everyday movements were becoming ­difficult? You’d want to do all you could to help, right?

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Need Nutritional Products?

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2012

Things are moving onward and upward in the Owasso area, and for Adana and Jason Gittelman, business is moving right along with it.

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The Stain Doctors

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2012

Do you have a real stain ­problem?

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Art on Main

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2012

The 9th annual Art on Main will be held Saturday, October 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in ­downtown Jenks.

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Jim Norton Collision Expansion

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2012

Jim Norton now has two state-of-the-art Collision Centers. Director of Operations Jim Page oversees activities at the new ­location just south of the Creek Turnpike at 97th and Memorial.

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Don’t Wait to Solve Your Weight Problem

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2012

The Lap-Band® Center of Oklahoma uses the Lap-Band® Adjustable Gastric Banding System by Allergan.

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Marble Elegance Shows Appreciation

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2012

Marble Elegance has served the Rogers County area for 23 years, proudly offering exemplary ­customer service and high-­quality products including ­cultured marble, Po…

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Go Nuts on Route 66

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Other | Issue: October 2012

This summer’s drought affected many crops, but northeastern Oklahoma’s pecan trees proved to be a bunch of “hard nuts to crack.” Hazel Ward, owner of The Nut Hou…

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Chilly Weather Calls for Chili

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2012

What could be better than a bowl of warm delicious chili on a cool autumn day?

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Pools Plus a Whole Lot More

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2012

Pools Plus recently announced the grand opening of their new retail swimming pool and ­outdoor store and showroom, where they provide the latest in swimming pool chemic…

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Six Do's and Don't When Traveling on a Cruise

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2012

Fall is in the air; winter is not far behind. It’s time to start ­planning your winter getaway.

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Old Home Tour

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2012

Sometimes we might think a house is just a house, a place of shelter, somewhere to rest our heads and protect us from the weather. But some homes ­represent more – heritage, ­tradition, history.

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Guys, Find that Special Gift for Your Lady

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2012

Gentlemen, start your engines – it’s time to go Christmas shopping! Yes, you read that right.

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Finding Shelter in the Storm

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2012

When Safenet Services, Claremore’s shelter for victims of domestic abuse, received a $4.2 million dollar facilities grant from the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation to bui…

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Personal Pet Care

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Pets | Issue: October 2012

When she came to work for Dr. Greg Strathe in January of 2012, one of the first things that Hospital Director Karen Hutchinson noticed was how ­personable Dr. Strathe was with patients and their owners.

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Garden Activities In Bloom This Month

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: October 2012

The month of October is filled with fun, educational activities at the Tulsa Garden Center, located at 2435 S. Peoria.

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A Cross Between Paris Flea Market and Winter Wonderland

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: October 2012

Vintage Market Days is a pop-up marketplace that brings the vintage experience to the Tulsa metro area three times each year.

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Celebrate Oklahoma’s Favorite Son

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2012

Four days of activities are planned November 1-4, to celebrate the 133rd birthday of Will Rogers, acclaimed Oklahoma’s Favorite Son, a prolific writer, top movie and s…

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Wine, Eats & Easels

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: October 2012

“If all be true that I do think, there are five reasons we should drink.

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Quit Hiding Those Toes

By: Dwight Korgan | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2012

While most people never ­experience the serious complications of toenail fungus, known as onychomycosis, it can nevertheless have major complications such as cellulitis…

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Get a Leg Up on Veins

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2012

The hot summer days are ­winding down – you’ve been running errands in shorts, ­wearing skirts to work, and hitting the pool in your swimsuit.

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An Eye for Service

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2012

Advanced technology has added some great benefits to our ­society, but in many cases it has also created a highly impersonal atmosphere.

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I Can Hear You Now!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: September 2012

Most of us schedule an annual physical with the family doctor, go to the dentist twice a year, and have our vision checked annually. So why do we never have our hearing checked?

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Join the 96 Day Challenge

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2012

BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center is teaming up with Mix96 and the American Heart Association to present the 96 Day Challenge.

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Sizzlin' September Entertainment

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2012

Recently while on vacation, Rogers County native Myrtle Prather went into a store in Branson, Missouri to buy a pair of shoes for her granddaughter.

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Custom Cabinets for Christmas

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2012

The heat of summer is easing, and now is the time for ­homeowners to tackle those ­projects that have been put off in anticipation of cooler weather.

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Where Back-to-School Pickings are Ripe

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2012

If you’re looking to save a substantial amount of money on back-to-school clothes or have boxes of old, too-small clothes you want to get rid of, you may find a visit …

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Helping Prevent Sports Eye Injuries

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2012

Sight is one of our most utilized senses; yet it seems to be the one most taken for granted, and our eyes are often the last thing we think of protecting.

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Life Insurance Awareness Month

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2012

Life insurance. It may begin with the word “life,” but ironically life is usually not what one thinks of when he or she hears those words.

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This Ride’s a Real Dickens!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2012

In the heat of summer, bicyclists in northeastern Oklahoma begin looking forward to cooler ­weather and the Dickens of a Ride bicycle tour through the beautiful rolling hillsides ­surrounding Claremore.

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Your Surgeon Can Make the Difference

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2012

When Patsy Wessel, 72, of Oilton, Oklahoma, had knee replacement surgery with Dr. Ronald S. LaButti this past March, she was coming off a ­prior knee surgery.

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Clothes Make the Woman

By: Tara Waugh | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2012

Who wouldn’t want an evening filled with fashion, food and fun which also supports an amazing organization that assists disadvantaged women in the Tulsa area?

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Find Fabulous Crafts

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2012

It is often hard to find crafters in this day and age as society relies more heavily on technology, but true artisans are still out there and many will find their way to…

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The Lucky Seven

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2012

Local playwright Mark Ogle, who is known for his comic ­murder mysteries, is definitely changing it up a bit with his newest play “The Lucky Seven.” With the except…

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Enriching the Catoosa Community

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2012

The Friends of the Catoosa Public Library Foundation is committed to upholding the integrity and accessibility of the Catoosa Public Library and enriching the community it serves.

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Get Like-New Cabinets

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: September 2012

Anyone who is in the process of trying to sell their home knows it’s not a simple task, by any means.

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Community Bank, Community Driven

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2012

With technology propelling ­business transactions to an increasingly frenetic pace, the phrase “hometown bank” may seem to be an antiquated one.

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You Won't Take These Products for Granite

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2012

If you’re looking for a new and exciting alternative to traditional countertops, backsplashes, floors and more, you’ll want to check out Granite Transformations.

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Where the Heart Is

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2012

Circle on your calendar Saturday, September 22, the date of the 19th annual Heart of Broken Arrow Arts & Crafts Fair and Art on Main.

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Families Save and Earn at JBF

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: September 2012

The economy continues to be 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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Sculpting a Reputation

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2012

Solid as a rock – there’s a reason this old saying has become such a mainstay in our society. A ­reference to rock or stone implies permanence and solidity.

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Get In, Get Out, Get Better

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2012

My Doctor Urgent Care understands that your time and health are important, and has pledged to get you in and out of the office as quickly as possible, while still delive…

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Remodeling Doesn’t Have to Be a Pain

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2012

Northeastern Renovations & Windows is a full-service ­renovation company specializing in quality wood, metal, and vinyl windows, doors, and window/door systems. The…

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You Don’t Have to Shoulder the Pain

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2012

Most people who experience knee or hip pain know that joint replacement surgery is a viable option to deal with their ­problem.

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The PROJECT

By: Cici Richards | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2012

The PROJECT, headed by iicky+CICI, is quickly becoming the core of Tulsa’s fashion ­movement.

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Step Up To the Plate

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: September 2012

In conjunction with September’s national Hunger Action Month, northeast Oklahoma restaurants are stepping up to the plate to fight hunger in our community by participa…

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Want Results?

By: Tara Waugh | Category: Other | Issue: September 2012

“Every individual deserves to get the very best from their skin and body.

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Kindle the Flame

By: Christi Finley | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2012

Lynette Hagin’s Kindle the Flame® Women’s Conference will be held September 27–29 at Rhema Bible Church in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

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Affordable Family Fun

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2012

For the first time in decades, the Rogers County Fair, to be held September 13-16, will host an old-fashioned carnival midway by Fun Time Shows, featuring rides, games a…

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The Roaring ’20s Return

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2012

The excitement of a bygone era returns as the Roaring Twenties come roaring in again at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum on September 29 at 7 p.m., when the Rogers County…

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Rogers County United Way Kickoff

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2012

September 13-15, the Rogers County United Way will fire up its engine for the coming year with its annual United Way Kickoff, featuring a three-tiered event: Bikes and B…

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Art on the Hill

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Education | Issue: September 2012

It is a work of art all by itself.

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Cruise to Claremore

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2012

For the last century, Americans have had a love affair with the open road and a fascination with the vehicles that drive on it.

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Signature Finds Permanent Home

By: Tara Waugh | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: September 2012

There is a new location for one of the Tulsa area’s favorite unique boutiques, Signature Interiors, Flowers and Gifts.

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Double the Surceé

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: September 2012

Ever wish you could have more of a good thing? Laura Sanders of Surceé Home Décor & Gifts has been wishing for more room in her Owasso store and this month, her wish is coming true.

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An Evening of Wine & Roses

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2012

Memorable wines, romantic moonlight and the heady ­fragrance of roses all combine to create a magical experience at Tulsa Garden Center’s 18th annual An Evening of Wine & Roses.

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Buy in Multiples

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2012

Tulsa Mothers of Multiples (TMOMs) is a non-profit ­support group for parents of twins, triplets and more – and on Saturday, September 8, they’re having their big s…

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You Don’t Have To Be Filthy Rich

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: September 2012

When you see or hear the name, Waterstone Private Wealth Management, you might think it’s for the very wealthy.

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Welcome to Our World

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2012

A new class of Ropers (docent volunteers) at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore will begin training Thursday, September 6.

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Fundraising Event for Claremore Boy with FOP

By: Cheena Pazzo | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2012

The Gordon family is working hard to raise awareness for their son, who is battling a rare ­genetic disorder called Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP), or “S…

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Put Your Best Face Forward This Fall

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2012

The summer will soon be winding down, and as hard to believe as it is, fall will arrive soon after. This year has gone by so fast it’s hard to keep up.

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Feast on Chili and Sounds of Bluegrass

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2012

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

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Do You Dream of Being of Cosmetologist?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2012

If you’ve dreamed of going to cosmetology school but the schools you’ve checked out ­simply haven’t made the “cut,” be sure to check out Claremore Beauty College.

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Vendors Wanted

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2012

With school starting early this year, the month of August is sure to race by with September at its finish line –which is why Tanya Andrews, executive ­director of Cla…

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Have a Ball Learning to Dance

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2012

Increased self confidence; ­numerous health benefits ­including cardiovascular and ­toning exercise; development of rhythm, coordination, elegance and grace; improved…

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Two Days of Doggone Fun

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2012

f you love animals and are ­passionate about the issues ­concerning them, you will want to mark your calendar for one of the area’s premier events hosted to promote …

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Cuts for Kids

By: Tara Waugh | Category: Education | Issue: August 2012

Backpacks – check. New clothes and uniforms – check. Paper and pencils – check. These are just a few items that parents think about on their looming back-to-school lists.

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Need a Quality Contractor?

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2012

Cole’s Quality Construction does jobs of all kinds and sizes, whether you’re looking into remodeling, new construction, or an addition for a residential or a commercial property.

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Labor Day Lakeside Extravaganza

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2012

Beginning on Saturday, September 1, Cross Timbers Marina at Skiatook Lake is ­hosting three days of activities that will feature live music, boat tours, raft races, Bac…

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Quality Surgeon Worth the Drive

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2012

Marilyn Antell lives in Fort Smith, Arkansas, but she ­travelled to Tulsa for her total knee replacement surgery. Why? Because this is where Dr. Ronald LaButti practices.

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Get Rolling to Inola

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2012

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

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Take a Shine to Felts

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2012

Claremore schools start a bit ­early this year on August 9.

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New Goodwill Opens in Glenpool

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2012

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa’s store number 10 celebrated its ribbon cutting and grand ­opening ceremonies on July 12 at 8:45 a.m. The parking lot was overflowing as …

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Academy of Risk Seminar

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2012

With the cost of providing ­benefits to employees on a ­continual rise, CEOs, risk ­managers, business owners and HR personnel need to keep abreast of the latest chan…

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Prepare to Be Impressed

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: August 2012

Finally, a solution for those faded, dull, unsightly, deteriorating stained projects including driveways, porches, patios, walkways, rooms, offices and more – Impressive Design Concepts.

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Head Back to School with Vera Bradley

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2012

August should prove to be a big month at J & J Pharmacy and Gifts in Claremore’s Ne-Mar Shopping Center, with Oklahoma’s tax free weekend kicking off the month a…

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A Stylist Who Makes the Cut

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2012

If you have particularly thick, long hair and have ­experienced bad haircuts in the past, Joy Moyer is the stylist to call. Thick hair is her specialty.

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Helping Families Stretch Budgets

By: Paul Tackett | Category: Other | Issue: August 2012

Just Between Friends continues to help families stretch their budget by continuing to offer children's clothes and equipment at unbelievable savings.Just when the econom…

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Don't Wait to Schedule Non-Emergency Surgery

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2012

Roberta Wagle, bariatric ­coordinator at the Lap-Band® Center of Oklahoma at Pinnacle Specialty Hospital, sees it all the time: patients waiting until the end of the y…

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McDonald's Is Giving Back

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2012

August 2nd from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. will be a day of fun, ­frolicking, and helping others in the Owasso community at the local McDonald’s locations.

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Mill Creek Customers Wood Be Impressed

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: August 2012

Mill Creek has long been known for quality, highly fashionable floor coverings.

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Ride the Mother Road

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2012

Prior to 2003, Mary Benes was an avid runner and fitness buff. In January of that year, she noticed that she was occasionally tripping with her left foot.

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A Claremore Original

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2012

For over four decades, Ne-Mar Shopping Center in Claremore has been living up to its title as “A Claremore Original,” ­providing homes for long-time businesses as w…

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See the Difference at Precision Optical

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2012

I’ve been wearing eyeglasses since I was in college.

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Are You Sure You Have the Right Insurance?

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2012

Some might find it interesting that the phrase “one size fits all” has become so commonplace in our marketplace, since there is rarely any truth to it.

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Fundraiser for Rosalie Goodwin

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2012

On June 6, 2012, Owasso almost lost one of its youngest residents when two-and-a-half-year-old Rosalie Goodwin nearly drowned in a neighborhood pool.

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Get Back to a Pain-Free Life

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2012

Nearly everyone experiences back or neck pain at some point during their life; statistics show that this is true for 85 percent of the U.S. population.

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Experience Native American Culture

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2012

On August 17-19, 2012, the ORU Mabee Center (7777 S. Lewis in Tulsa) will burst to life with a colorful and vibrant display of Native American culture as the Intertribal…

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Where Pizza Gets Personal

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: August 2012

“Pepperoni and jalapenos!” “Polish sausage, onions, and ­garlic!” “Hamburger with black olives!” “Cheese, cheese and more cheese!” Have you ever gone ou…

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Does Your VW Need Service?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: August 2012

Volkswagen Tulsa officially opened its brand-new Service Xpress Center on August 1 and invites VW owners to come by for a quick look around.

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Plane Fun

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2012

Will Rogers was an actor, writer, trick roper and rancher. At the time of his death, he was all these and undoubtedly the world’s most avid aviation ­booster.

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Valuable Lessons Outside the Schoolroom

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2012

Wolfe Pack Taekwondo was founded in 2007 by the husband and wife team of Mike and Lisa Wolfe, both fourth degree black belts in taekwondo.

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Excellence in Imaging

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2012

Advance Imaging, located in the heart of Claremore at 1110 W. Will Rogers Blvd., offers ­magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a comfortable, patient-focused environment.

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Akira Sushi Is On a Roll

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Other | Issue: July 2012

When Quinton Wong and Chef Huy Huynh decided to open a sushi bar, they considered Tulsa as a possible location. After all, they had worked together at Fuji Restaurant in Tulsa for 10 years.

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American Celebrates America

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2012

Every town has its annual Fourth of July event. Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s celebration of our nation’s birth is appropriately hosted each year by American Heritage Bank.

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Go Where the Auction Is

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2012

America’s Auto Auction of Tulsa provides a full spectrum of services to the public and to area automobile dealers in northeastern Oklahoma with two auctions each week.

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Ultimate Garage Door Opener

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2012

Assurance Overhead Doors is an authorized dealer for LiftMaster® and the new Elite SeriesTM 8550 Garage Door Opener.

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2012 Fireworks Flashier and Safer

By: Renee Profitt | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2012

The Castle of Muskogee, Oklahoma’s 37,000-square-foot fireworks showroom keeps ­working to improve everyone’s enjoyment on the Fourth.

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Celebrate Freedom in Claremore

By: Tanya Andrews | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2012

The City of Claremore is hosting the 4th of July fireworks ­celebration on Tuesday, July 3 at Claremore Lake Park.

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Lower Your Utility Bills

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2012

Community Builders, Inc. President Greg Wolter founded the organization while working out of his home more than 30 years ago.

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Affordable Family Fun

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2012

Often during tough economic times, such as the country has experienced in recent years, ­vacation dollars are one of the first things to be slashed from the family budget.

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Welcome to Town, Discount Mike!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2012

Mike Gauldin has been in the tire and automotive repair ­business for 42 years. The first Discount Mike’s Tire & Automotive was opened in Broken Arrow in 2005.

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Double Play on Knee Pain

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2012

George Dudasko always had a passion for baseball. As a young adult, he umpired little league games and then graduated up the ranks to become a Division II college baseball umpire.

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Get Away for a Weekend

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2012

Do you want to take a summer vacation, but just can’t afford a big trip somewhere far away? Consider a “staycation” in Eufaula, Oklahoma the last weekend in July.

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Low-Cost Healthcare

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Other | Issue: July 2012

Sometimes to deal with a ­problem, you have to go right to the root of things.

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Are You at a Loss for Insurance Options?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2012

The Holmes Organisation recently announced the launch of a private exchange technology system that provides employers and employees the ability to ­participate in one o…

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Built to Be the Best

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2012

Inola Portable Buildings & Pole Barns owner Carl Parson built carports, buildings and pole barns for the past 14 years.

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Does Weight Loss Surgery Work?

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2012

There are various types of weight loss surgery.

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Landscape for the Cure

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: July 2012

Lawns By Nature owner Andrew Martin is excited to be ­celebrating his company’s 15th anniversary this year.

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Rock Solid Concrete Tips

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2012

LCI Concrete specializes in ­pouring and scoring concrete driveways, patios, sidewalks and other flatwork for homeowners, businesses and commercial properties.

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Camp the Right Key to Success

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2012

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame and the University of Tulsa are once again joining forces to present Oklahoma Jazz Camp, a week-long day camp held Monday, July 9 through …

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This Festival’s a Peach

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2012

Imagine biting into a juicy, ­delicious peach – heavenly, isn’t it? If you love the sweet taste of fresh peaches, downtown Porter, Oklahoma is the place to be July 19-21.

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Wishy Washy Service? Not at Re-Bath

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2012

Remodeling your old, ugly ­bathroom can add value to your house without costing an arm and a leg.

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A Tuesday Tradition

By: Wendy Reed | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2012

Starlight Concerts is proud to announce its 66th season of free concerts. Starlight Band is Oklahoma’s only professional concert band and features over 50 of Green Country’s finest musicians.

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Serious About Sushi

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: July 2012

Kenny Chan spent 30 years in New York prior to moving to Tulsa to open his Sushi Hana Japanese fusion restaurant in December of last year.

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Take a Trip to Tijuana’s

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Restaurants | Issue: July 2012

Business was booming at Tijuana's Grill & Cantina at 79th and Memorial in Tulsa.

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Don’t Miss the Mane Event

By: Michael Lail | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2012

World-famous horseman Dick Pieper will demonstrate his horsemanship skills at Tulsa Boys’ Home’s third annual “Mane Event” fundraiser on Saturday, July 21 this y…

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Eat Your Yard

By: Tina Lynn | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: July 2012

Join the Tulsa Herb Society as they feast from their own backyards and enjoy an evening with Nan K. Chase, journalist and author of “Eat Your Yard!” She will be in T…

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Rock and Mineral Show Is a Real Gem

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2012

Vivid colors, stunning shapes and intricate designs are often the foundation for the most beautiful and moving artwork.

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Love Will Rogers? Become a Roper

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2012

Visitors come from all over the world to Will Rogers Memorial Museum.

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Skin Health

By: Mallory Spoor-Baker | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: June 2012

What is skin health? On the ­surface, it’s a new catch phrase in the cosmetic and aesthetic industry – a phrase to catch your attention. What does it mean?

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American Celebrates America

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2012

Every town has its annual Fourth of July event. Sapulpa, Oklahoma’s celebration of our nation’s birth is appropriately hosted each year by American Heritage Bank.

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Arts on the Avenue

By: Donetta Johnson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2012

Tahlequah, the “City of Firsts,” is presenting the fourth annual Arts on the Avenue, Friday, June 8 from 12 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 9 from 10 a.m. to 8 …

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Ultimate Garage Door Opener

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2012

Assurance Overhead Doors is an authorized dealer for LiftMaster® and the new Elite SeriesTM 8550 Garage Door Opener.

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Repair Facility of the Year

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2012

Bill Knight Collision Repair received the Farmers Insurance Circle of Dependability/Eastern Division Repair Facility of the Year Award in 2010, and again in 2011.

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A-maize-ing Festival Fun

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2012

It all started in the 1930s when Bixby area residents gathered every year to celebrate the corn harvest.

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Leave Constant Cleaning in the Dust

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2012

Black Hat Cleaning Services founder David Harris started his business in 1977. The company is family owned and operated.

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Egg Mystery Cracked

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2012

The 81st annual Rooster Days – the oldest festival in the state of Oklahoma – were held May 11-13, 2012. An annual tradition leading up to the festival is the exciting Rooster Days Egg Hunt.

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Circle Cinema Honors Veterans

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2012

On Monday, June 4, the Circle Cinema will pay tribute to local veterans with five free screenings of “70th Anniversary Battle of Midway.” This hour-long documentary …

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Claremore CVB Wins State Tourism Awards

By: Tanya Andrews | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2012

Tuesday evening, May 8 was great for Claremore as the Claremore Convention & Visitors Bureau and Destination Claremore were recognized for being top in our field.

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Firefighters Raising Money for Local Causes

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2012

Highway 66 has long been known as the “Mother Road,” an arterial highway link that still pumps lifeblood through ­traditional American towns.

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Hogs ’N’ Hot Rods

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2012

On Saturday, June 9, if you drive near Collinsville, you’ll likely hear the rumbling and revving of many motors.

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Mommy Makeovers

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: June 2012

It is sometimes said that time heals all wounds. But sometimes, time is guilty of inflicting wounds, as anyone who has experienced the ravages of time on his or her body will attest.

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Knee Replacement Paid Off in the Long Run

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2012

Carl McMann has spent most of his life as an athlete. He grew up in Sapulpa, where he met his wife Carla and graduated from Sapulpa High School.

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Dig Up Some Fun at Black Gold Days

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2012

The 34th annual Black Gold Days, a celebration commemorating the 1905 discovery of oil in Glenpool, will be held Thursday, June 14 through Saturday, June 16.

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Working to Improve Lives Since 1927

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Consumer News | Issue: June 2012

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa has changed a lot over the past 85 years; headquarters have grown, as have their services.

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This Festival Is No Second Fiddle

By: Kathleen Pixley | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2012

The American Heritage Music Festival hosted by Grand Lake Festivals, Inc.

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Ponder the Beauty

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2012

It makes up 70 percent of the earth’s surface. It constitutes 70 percent of our brains.

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Are You at a Loss for Insurance Options?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: June 2012

The Holmes Organisation recently announced the launch of a private exchange technology system that provides employers and employees the ability to ­participate in one o…

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Catch the Running Bug

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2012

If you leave your house lights on at night this time of year, you are sure to find a bunch of June bugs crawling around on your porch by morning.

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Conservative, Constitutional, Christian

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Consumer News | Issue: June 2012

Kevin McDugle claims he ­doesn’t have a political bone in his body.

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Rock Solid Concrete Tips

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2012

LCI Concrete specializes in ­pouring and scoring concrete driveways, patios, sidewalks and other flatwork for homeowners, businesses and commercial properties.

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Martial Arts Academy Now Serves Students in Tulsa, Broken Arrow & Bixby

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2012

Martial Arts Academy owner Chris Velez recently expanded his business from Owasso and opened a new location at 6022-A S. Memorial in Tulsa.

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Explore the Outdoors

By: Lori Hutson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2012

The Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden, which is taking root on 170 acres northwest of downtown Tulsa, will be open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays, April through October.

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Passion, Prayer, Patience and Persistence

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: June 2012

With the June 26th primary election quickly approaching, one of the main election slots Rogers County citizens will be asked to fill is for Rogers County Clerk.

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Rock A Wish

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2012

For a full day of fun while ­supporting a worthy cause, mark your calendar for Saturday, June 30, 2012.

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Helping Girls Become Strong Women

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Consumer News | Issue: June 2012

Kids are growing up fast these days – some might say “too fast!” With Hollywood and other media pressure urging young girls in particular to look and act “sexy,

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Get Your Motor Running for the Blowout

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2012

Sapulpa Main Street’s 23rd annual Route 66 Blowout Car Show and Festival is Saturday, June 2 on Dewey Avenue in ­historic downtown Sapulpa.

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A Stone’s Throw from a More Beautiful Home

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2012

Co-owners Susan Spring and Steve Koskey opened the doors of Stone Mill Manufactured Stone in January of 2009.

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Golf to Stop Child Trafficking Now

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Consumer News | Issue: June 2012

Stop Child Trafficking Now (SCTNow) funds efforts that ­target the demand side of child sex slavery. They target predators.

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Taste of Bixby

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2012

Have you ever driven through a town, spotted several restaurants, and just wished you could try them all? Now you can in the city of Bixby.

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Kick Into a Fit Lifestyle

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2012

Thomas “Thunderkick” Longacre grew up in the community of Kellyville.

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Don’t Leave Your Credit Problems A-Loan

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Other | Issue: June 2012

We often believe that when we finish our schooling, the days of being graded on our progress are over.

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Supper With The Stars

By: Michael Lail | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2012

The 25th annual Trek Expo will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 22-24 at the Wyndham Hotel, 10918 E. 41st St. in Tulsa.

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Plant Your Feet at the Linnaeus Garden

By: Mike Blake | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2012

On Saturday, June 2 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Linnaeus Teaching Garden, in Woodward Park, will celebrate its sixth anniversary.

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Wedding Planning Can Be Merry

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2012

John Bunn attended Oral Roberts University, studying advertising and marketing.

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Give Mom the Gift of Beauty

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2012

Are you searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift? Flowers and jewelry are always a lovely ­gesture, but they can be a little on the ordinary side.

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Feeling Out of Whack?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2012

Do you find yourself irritable and snapping at loved ones for no reason? Are you always tired? Do you have weight in your midsection that you can’t seem to get rid of?

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Need a Body Coach?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2012

The hot summer sun is making itself known already, and will be out in full throttle before we know it.

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Come Shake Your Tail Feathers

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2012

“Shake Your Tail Feathers” is the 2012 theme of Broken Arrow’s Rooster Days, the oldest festival in the state of Oklahoma.

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Catch Some Fun at Crawfest

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: May 2012

It’s party time on May 19, when Cajun Ed’s Hebert’s Specialty Meats hosts its 12th annual Crawfest.Owner Ed Richard, a Louisiana native who knows how to combine go…

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Feeling Medieval?

By: John Owen | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2012

It’s time once again for the Oklahoma Renaissance Festival at the Castle of Muskogee!

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Fostering Hope

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2012

Foster parents are truly special individuals.

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See the FLIPSIDE

By: Tanya Andrews | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2012

She was just “a kid from Oklahoma who never wanted to be a singer but was told she could sing,” says Patti Page.

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Annual Lilac Festival Is Blossoming

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2012

Claremore is the place to be for family-friendly fun and free entertainment on May 4 and 5 as the annual Lilac Festival returns to downtown Main Street.

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Bibs Optional

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2012

You might want to bring your own bib when you attend the 11th annual Claremore Reveille Rotary Club’s Boots & BBQ festival, scheduled for May 11 and 12 at Cherokee Casino Will Rogers Downs.

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Don’t Be Fuelish About Your Diesel

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2012

This year marks Mike Fitzpatrick’s 20th year with Classic Chevrolet in Owasso. Mike heads the Classic service department and says he truly enjoys working there.

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Fight Hunger, Feed Hope

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2012

June 2, 2012 marks the date for the 5th annual Panera Hunger Run to help fight hunger in Oklahoma.

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Sink or Learn to Swim

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2012

This summer, much like every summer for the past 30 years, Denise Westfall will be teaching swimming to kids and adults of all ages. Denise teaches a full range of swimming skills.

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Don’t Let Pain Take a Back Seat

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Professional Services | Issue: May 2012

What would you do to eliminate lower back pain that keeps you from doing the things you want to do – and the things you need to do – this spring?

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iBlock - "Robotic" Total Knee Replacement

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Professional Services | Issue: May 2012

Head of the class. Compassionate. Straightforward and confident. Skillful. The best.

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Neighborhood Neuter

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Pets | Issue: May 2012

If you have a pet that needs to be spayed or neutered and you’re looking for a caring, safe and affordable place to have the procedure performed, there is still time t…

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Fit Body Ahead

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2012

Personal attention: it’s what Fit For Her in Owasso has built its reputation on.

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Get Your Home Gleaming Again

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: May 2012

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

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A Ringleader in Mother’s Day Gifts

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2012

Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 13. If you have not yet done your Mother’s Day shopping, don’t worry. Come to J. David Jewelry and be blown out of your socks with the selection and value.

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Martial Arts Not Just for Kicks

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2012

It has often been said that ­success breeds success. But this statement is missing something: what bred that success in the first place?

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Pocahontas Club Picnic

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2012

Bill John Baker, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation, will be a special guest of the 113-year-old Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club at the club’s annual picnic Satur…

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Mothers Would Kiln for This Pottery

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2012

The Pottery Cottage has settled in nicely at its new and bigger location on downtown Claremore’s main strip at 323 W. Will Rogers Blvd., which is a wonderful developme…

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A Crash Course in Collision Shops

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Professional Services | Issue: May 2012

Having an auto accident can be overwhelming, especially when you have to deal with collision repairs.

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Show Your Car You Care

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2012

Josh Bollig was recently ­promoted to the position of manager at Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center located just east of Memorial Road on 41st Street between Bill Knight Lincoln Volvo and Hahn Appliances.

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Relay For Life

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2012

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s national ­signature event. The event is characterized by entire communities taking up the fight against cancer.

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Coming Up Vintage

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2012

Vintage clothing, antique dolls, cottage style and shabby chic décor, homemade body butters and soaps, floral décor and more will be part of the Rogers County Historic…

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Sapulpa Deals Out the Fun

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2012

Sapulpa Main Street’s annual Route 66 Blowout is Saturday, June 2.

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Sapulpa’s Turning Up the Heat

By: Debbie Moss | Category: Other | Issue: May 2012

Sapulpa Rotary’s 5th annual Salsa Festival committee is ­taking applications for this year’s contestants. Contestants can enter their salsa in one of three categories: hot, medium or mild.

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Pore Over Your Beauty Options

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Other | Issue: May 2012

Most of us have experienced times when we feel less than comfortable in our own skin, whether it is because of excess weight, unsightly blemishes, or unwanted body hair.

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Wrap Up Your Shopping at Surceé

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: May 2012

Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name. It’s a line in a theme song and it’s also quite true.

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Spring in the Square

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: May 2012

The fourth annual Spring in the Square will take place on Saturday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. This free event celebrates the art of gardening and outdoor spaces with…

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Does Your Mom Have a Heart of Gold?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2012

Vincent Anthony Jewelers, owned by Lonnie Iannazzo, is conveniently located at the ­corner of 101st and Sheridan.

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Serve for Youth

By: Liz Cary | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2012

May is tennis month! If you enjoy tennis at any level, ­consider playing in the third annual Serve for Youth tennis tournament in Claremore, Friday, May 11 through Sunday, May 13.

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Swarming Termites Mean Business

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2012

The research department at Mother Nature’s Pest Control reports that 90 percent of all ­termite colonies swarm every year, usually in the spring.

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Get Your Glow On

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2012

During the spring and fast-approaching summer months, less is more – people are ­dressing in less clothing and wearing less makeup.

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The Butler Did It

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2012

The year is 1950. The head “Boss” of a crime gang from Kansas City, Missouri has rented a large house in Claremore for a meeting with Mr. Big, a rival gang boss from St.

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Oklahoma Originals

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2012

The Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities Council presents "Oklahoma Originals" on Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online and at the box office at the BAPAC.

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Destined for Fun

By: Value News | Category: Other | Issue: April 2012

The spring destination you won’t want to miss is Claremore, Oklahoma, April 27 through May 5. A variety of events will be happening every day at the ­magnificent attractions around the community.

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So You Think You Can Cook Barbecue?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2012

If you think you’re better than your average backyard barbecuer, here’s your chance to not only prove it, but “to get your grill on” at the 11th annual Claremore…

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Selecting a Surgeon?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2012

If your internist or family ­doctor ever tells you it’s time to see a surgeon, please remember that you are the one who ­ultimately selects your surgeon.

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Make Coffee Your Daily Grind

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2012

Do you have a passion for ­coffee? If your goal is to become a true artisan in the coffee ­industry, Clary Sage College has an exciting, innovative program for you.

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Artisan Boutique Drawing a Crowd

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: April 2012

Jerry Fairchild is the first to admit that he is not crafty. Eileen Skockopole confesses she doesn’t have a head for business.

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Spell-A-Round Creek County

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2012

Spelling bees are often thought of as academic events focusing on individual achievement.

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Claremore Welcomes Motorcycle Enthusiasts

By: Tanya Andrews | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2012

The 2nd annual Dog Iron Poker Run is set for April 28.

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Mommy Makeovers

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2012

It is sometimes said that time heals all wounds. But sometimes, time is guilty of inflicting wounds, as anyone who has experienced the ravages of time on his or her body will attest.

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Hemophiliac’s Knee Pain Led Her to Dr. LaButti

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2012

Kortney Breshears, 19, of Antlers, Oklahoma, has ­hemophilia, a blood clotting ­disorder. In July of 2010, she ­dislocated her right kneecap.

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M.A.D.D. for the Arts

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2012

Studies have shown that an ­education in the arts is ­beneficial to a child’s growth and development in other ­seemingly unrelated areas, such as mathematics and reading.

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Plant Your Feet in Downtown Jenks

By: Value News | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2012

The 16th annual Jenks Herb & Plant Festival will be held Saturday, April 28 in downtown Jenks, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This one-day, free event brings thousands of sho…

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9-Year-Old Named Make-A-Wish Ambassador

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2012

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma has named Elijah LaRue, a fourth-grade student at Country Lane Intermediate Elementary in Broken Arrow, as an ambassador for the non-profit organization.

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Mazzio’s Adds Gluten-Free Pizza to Menu

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2012

Mazzio’s Italian Eatery announces the addition of a gluten-free pizza to its menu at select locations. Guests can create their own 10-inch or specialty gluten-free pizza.

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Pain-Free Window Shopping

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2012

Mill Creek Home Improvements is your full-service window and door company that helps turn your home improvement dreams into reality.

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Many Steps, One Destination – A World Free of MS

By: Brandi Moore | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2012

Walk MS: Tulsa presented by Pfizer is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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Nut-in Like a Good Antique and Craft Show

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: April 2012

April, 2012 will be a busy and exciting month for The Nut House. Easter is on April 8, and The Nut House is already ­bursting with a rainbow of brightly colored items, perfect for holiday decorating.

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Botanical Garden Springs Into Action

By: Lori Hutson | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2012

The Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden will open for the 2012 season on Saturday, April 7 with “Flower Power”: flower-themed crafts and ­activities for families.

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The Secret Garden

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2012

Owasso Community Theatre Company (OCTC) is proud to announce that their spring show will be a charming musical ­adaptation of “The Secret Garden,” the classic novel…

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Your Hand, Your Help, Their Hope

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2012

You are invited to a night of ­celebration – a celebration of transforming lives that have been given new hope for 48 orphans in Lira, Uganda.

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Being 50+ Has Its Rewards

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2012

If you’re 50 or older, there are some advantages, especially when it comes to insurance.

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Not All Vitamins Created Equal

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2012

Several years ago, Michael and Rose Strawser made a decision to live more health-conscious lives, changing their eating habits to include more fresh foods and supplementing their diet with vitamins.

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Putting the Fun in Fundraiser

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: April 2012

A grand parade, Dixieland jazz, and Creole food, along with exciting live and silent auctions, will highlight the annual Rogers State University Foundation Scholarship Auction and Dinner on April 20.

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S&W Is Rooted in Family

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2012

S&W Tree Specialists has been under new ownership since July of 2011.

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Can You Walk a Mile in Her Shoes?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2012

An old adage goes: “You can’t really understand another ­person’s experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes.”To bring more awareness to and raise fun…

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Fun in the Sapulpa Sun

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Education | Issue: April 2012

With summer only a couple months away, many people start thinking about being on the water.

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Is Pain Holding You Back?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2012

Dr. Jason Schluter was born and raised in Tulsa, and after ­graduating from Cleveland Chiropractic College, he returned home to begin his ­practice at 55th and Memorial.

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Back to a Pain-Free Life

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2012

For 15 years, Stephen Hager ­battled back pain. Physical ­therapy, steroid injections, ­electric stimulation and painkillers didn’t relieve the pain following an accident in 1997.

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A Taste of Claremore

By: Tanya Andrews | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2012

Destination Claremore presents a “Taste of Claremore” May 3 at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum.

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Spring Into Action for MS

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2012

In conjunction with the 25th annual Walk MS: Tulsa, to be held Saturday, April 21 at Tulsa’s Veterans Park, a member of one of the MS walking teams has created the inaugural Spring Market on April 28.

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A Perennial Favorite

By: Mike Blake | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2012

An evening for all hosta lovers! Join the Hosta Connection of Tulsa on April 24, 2012 at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria, for a fabulous hosta sale and lecture.

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Calling All Brides-to-Be

By: Value News | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2012

The Tulsa Wedding Show announces their newest wedding show for Tulsa brides.

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Like A Turtle…Love A Youth

By: Melynda Stone | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2012

“Like a Turtle…Love a Youth” is this year’s version of the ­traditional Rogers County Youth Services and Volunteers for Youth turtle event.

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Transform Yourself for Spring

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2012

The first official day of spring is March 20 – right around the ­corner! For many, spring is the time for blossoming, growth and change.

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Kids Are Bowled Over by Andy B’s

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: March 2012

When kids just want to have fun, there’s no place in town quite like Andy B’s Family Entertainment Center.

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Bowl for Kids’ Sake

By: Jessica Wilbourn | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2012

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma is appealing to the community to support Bowl for Kids’ Sake, the mentoring ­organization’s biggest annual fundraiser.

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Indian Territory Days

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Education | Issue: March 2012

Experience a living classroom of Cherokee history and culture from the 1890s at the annual Indian Territory Days!

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Claremore Celebrates St. Paddy’s Day

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2012

Would you like to win a pot o’ gold?

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Spring Into a New Look

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2012

Spring is the season of renewal and change, so why not give yourself a fresh look to celebrate? A new salon in Tulsa offers all the services you need to feel ­rejuvenated and look your best.

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Get Mobile for Less

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2012

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

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See the FLIPSIDE

By: Tanya Andrews | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2012

The life story of Claremore native Clara Ann Fowler, famously known as the Singing Rage Miss Patti Page, is coming to her hometown.

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Double Dose of Relief

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2012

Angelia Barrows admits that when she was a child, she never paid enough attention when her grandmother would say, “Oh, the weather is going to change!” when her knees began to ache.

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Quality You Can Stand On

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: March 2012

Think vacuuming your carpet gets it clean? Wrong! Even the best vacuum cleaner collects only a fraction of the dust, dirt and other allergens in your carpet, including pet dander and dust mites.

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ESA Invites You to B-I-N-G-O

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2012

Nothing creates more excitement in the small Oklahoma ­community of Inola than ­supporting a good cause.

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Shop for a Mission

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2012

The 2nd annual Glenpool Spring Market on March 31 is sure to get shoppers in the mood for spring.

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New Wardrobe on a Budget

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2012

As spring approaches, warmer weather brings thoughts of a cooler wardrobe.

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Hope Harbor Provides Offsite Counseling

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Professional Services | Issue: March 2012

In recent years, Hope Harbor Children’s Home and Academy has shown its commitment to its mission statement, “Restoring hope and equipping children and families for l…

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Ihloff Salon Takes No Short Cuts

By: Sara Cruncleton | Category: Professional Services | Issue: March 2012

Tulsa’s Ihloff Salon and Day Spa, owned by Marilyn Ihloff, recently was named to the Salon Today 200 by “Salon Today” magazine, a top business publication for salon and spa owners.

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Ladies Day Out

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2012

Hobbies, health and wellness, money management and more issues important to women are on tap for the ultimate ladies day out, which is returning on Saturday, March 17 wi…

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Does Weight Loss Surgery Work?

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2012

There are various types of weight loss surgery. Which type of surgery is right for you depends on your health, doctor’s advice, weight loss goals, and what is covered by your insurance plan.

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Improve Curb Appeal with a New Driveway

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2012

If your driveway has had one too many doses of corrosive salt over the past several years and is beginning to pit or flake, now is a good time to consider greatly improv…

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Splash Break

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: March 2012

Kids can discover the dangers and excitement of the Amazon River in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere during the Oklahoma Aquarium’s Splash Break, March 19-23.

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More than Meets the Eye When Choosing Frames

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: March 2012

If you wear glasses, you have probably experienced one or more of the annoying problems that you may have assumed just went with the territory of wearing glasses.

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Why Not Fly Solo?

By: Brent Bailey | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: March 2012

When someone is learning to fly, it is common practice that an instructor goes along. But it’s said you don’t truly learn to fly until you fly solo.

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Not All Vitamins Created Equal

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2012

Several years ago, Michael and Rose Strawser made a decision to live more health-conscious lives, changing their eating habits to include more fresh foods and supplementing their diet with vitamins.

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Don’t Let Plumbing Problems Drain You

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2012

If the alternator were to go out in your car, would you head directly to a dealership and buy a replacement vehicle? Or if your truck blew a tire, would you trade it in for a brand new truck?

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Run in Green

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2012

On Saturday, March 17, more than 2,600 runners will race for some other very special athletes. The 30th annual St.

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Get Floored

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: March 2012

When some see the name “Tile by Tony,” they may think only of ceramic tile. However, this ­company name means so much more.

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Experience History Naturally

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: March 2012

Take a step back in time at Woolaroc’s Mountain Man Camp, beginning March 31 and lasting through Labor Day.

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How to Have Pearl-Like Skin

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2012

Spring weddings, graduations and other events are upon us. Now is a prime time to begin making changes that will help you look and feel better than ever.

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Try Artefill for Longer-Lasting Results

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: February 2012

BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center is excited to announce that they are adding a ­revolutionary product to their menu in February.

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Coaching by Billy Joe Watts

By: Billy Joe Watts | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2012

In a recent Minute with Maxwell message, John defined a coach as “…someone who can come alongside of you and can correct you without criticizing you in a way that is negative in your life.

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Romance at the Casino

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2012

When the word “romance” is mentioned, certain images often come to mind: candlelight, soft music, champagne, flowers and chocolate.

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Let Love Blossom

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2012

Nineteenth century author Henry Drummond once wrote, “You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you…

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Do You Dream of Not Being Tired?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2012

According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, some 70 million ­people in the United States have a sleep problem.

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Destination Claremore

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2012

Mark your calendars for April 27-May 5. Your destination is Claremore, where nine days of events will celebrate the past, present and future of this historic community and Rogers County.

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Company Built on Solid Foundation

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2012

If you’re looking into new ­construction, remodeling, or an addition for either a residential or commercial property, you should know that Doug Cole Quality Construct…

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Hip and Knee Doc Offers New Technology

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2012

Dr. Ronald LaButti, known as “The Hip and Knee Doc,” is a Tulsa-based orthopedic surgeon who has improved the quality of life for thousands of people in the area, th…

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Where's Wanda?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2012

    If you’ve been searching for your favorite Owasso veterinary technician, look no further!

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Extreme Tile Makeover

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: February 2012

Kent Kantor says there is one comment he hears every day: “You’re on time!” “That’s the greatest ­compliment to a contractor,” he adds.

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Don’t Lose Your Marbles Over Remodel

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2012

For 30 years, Rex Marsh has been involved in the manufacturing, fabrication and installation of cultured marble and granite countertops, showers and bathtubs.

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Break Free from Bad Health Habits

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2012

Do you vow every January to take better care of yourself and yet return to the same poor habits time after time?

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Romance Custom Designed by J. David

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2012

J. David Jewelry owner Joel Wiland truly enjoys his profession. “The jewelry business deals as much with people’s emotions as it does with the products they select,” says Joel.

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Loaded with Valentine’s Day Gifts

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2012

If you’re a guy in a panic about what to get your special lady for Valentine’s Day, stop fretting – you’re not alone, and help is available.

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Casino Royale Fundraising Fun

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2012

Here’s something with real heart, just in time to share with your Valentine!

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Shop, Sell, Save, Smart

By: Paul Tackett | Category: Other | Issue: February 2012

Just Between Friends continues to help families find stability with their family’s budget during a year chock-full of uncertainty.The start of 2012 has many people won…

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The Creative Race

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2012

A real-time amazing race begins at midnight, February 3, when the 7th annual 24-Hour Video Race begins.Known as the largest video arts program in the state, this challen…

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Need a Reliable Rental?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2012

Did you know that you can now rent a Toyota car, truck or van from Momentum Toyota of Tulsa?

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Want a Second Chance to Finish Your Degree?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Education | Issue: February 2012

In 2006, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education completed a survey to determine how many residents of the state had accumulated at least 77 ­college credit hou…

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Hunting for a Good Show?

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2012

The story goes like this: for decades, four friends have gone on an annual hunting trip – but they have never come home with a single deer, because they have too much …

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Are You a Confused Voter?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2012

As secretary to the Rogers County Election since May of 2011, Julie Dermody has stayed busy.

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Reach Higher

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Education | Issue: February 2012

A new statewide initiative called Reach Higher is Oklahoma’s degree completion program for adults who once attended college, but for one reason or ­another, did not complete their degree.

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Point Your Car South for Great Service

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2012

Phillip Nash was recently ­promoted to service manager at South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Tulsa.

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Brighton Your Valentine’s Day

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2012

Valentine’s Day is a perfect excuse to spoil the special people in your life, and Laura Sanders, owner of Surceé Home Décor & Gifts, has a store full of ideas for you.

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Glow from Head to Toe

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2012

Touch of Sun Tanning Salon has loyal support from its customers. The business has received awards not only for their salon in Owasso, but at their Sand Springs facility as well.

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Tulsa CARES

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2012

The 15th annual Red Ribbon Gala will be held Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Southern Hills Country Club to benefit Tulsa CARES, a local 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.

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Don’t Learn by Trowel and Error

By: Cheryl Johnson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2012

Get ready for spring!

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Varicose Veins Hurt More Than Your Vanity

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2012

Varicose veins are not only unsightly but sometimes very painful. Old treatments for the problem often involved vein stripping, which was the only way to get relief from the pain.

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Special Gifts for Special Someones

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2012

If you’re looking for something special – for someone special – for Valentine’s Day, check out Vincent Anthony Jewelers at 101st & Sheridan.

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Crash Course in Reputable Auto Body Service

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2012

When the unexpected happens, it is natural to feel as if you are on shaky ground – and in turn, to search for stability. This can be especially important if you have a car accident.

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Happy New Year! Happy New You?

By: Mallory Spoor-Baker | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2012

We all expect great things from the new year. We attach great significance to this annual turning over of the calendar year. What do you want to accomplish in 2012?

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Need a Ride?

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: January 2012

America’s Auto Auction, the Tulsa area’s longest running and only ­public vehicle auction, has moved its public sale to Monday nights at 6 p.m. The sale was previou…

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Garage Door is the New Front Door

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: January 2012

“We seldom leave or arrive home by our front door,” says Chuck Billy of Assurance Overhead Doors.

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Boost Your BMW’s Performance

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: January 2012

Do you drive a BMW? Would you like to? Do you live to capture the exhilaration of motorsport or like to press down and feel the racing spirit take hold?

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Elvis Lives

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2012

Elvis will not be leaving the building on January 31, 2012, as “Elvis Lives” comes to the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, honoring “The King” during his bir…

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Chance to Win a Luxury Vacation

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2012

Ronnie and Jennifer Hayes of Owasso are preparing to take a giant step of faith – again.

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Journaling with Jesus

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2012

Those who have enjoyed the wit and wisdom of Carol Round’s syndicated column, books and blog will be excited to learn of her upcoming book release, “Journaling with …

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New Year, New You Seminar

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2012

Have you ever considered a ­cosmetic procedure but were uncertain about which one best suits your needs?

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Your Neighborhood Cricket Stores

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: January 2012

Lots of cell phone providers believe they are the best company to serve your mobile needs, but how many of them can say they offer amazing new phones with unlimited plan…

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Do You Dream of Not Being Tired?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2012

According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, some 70 million ­people in the United States have a sleep problem.

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Is Pain Holding You Back?

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2012

Where does it hurt? Anyone who says “lower back” is in luck.

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A Need to Be Active

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2012

Kathy Carpenter is exceptionally active, and her lifestyle makes you tired just learning about it, much less doing what she does every day. Kathy had her left knee replaced last June.

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Pets Are Part of the Family

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Pets | Issue: January 2012

When pet owners walk through the doors of Owasso’s new Family Animal Medicine (F.A.M.), they’ll feel right at home with familiar faces greeting them.

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Ladies, Fit Health Into Your Life

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2012

For some women, it can be intimidating to work out in a co-ed gym with sweaty males.

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Time to Get Fit

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2012

What sets Fitness Time for Ladies apart from other gyms in the Claremore area?

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Good Samaritans in Need of Space

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: January 2012

Last January, the Good Samaritan Ministry served 44 Rogers County families during a four-hour span. The Claremore-based ministry opened its doors for business in June of 1996.

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Change Your Life for Good This Year

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2012

If you are at least 30 pounds overweight and have made the resolution to get healthy this year, now is the time to get ­started.

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MS Scholarships Available

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Education | Issue: January 2012

“I don’t let multiple sclerosis define me,” says Amy Dwyer.

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Try Your Body

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2012

Sometimes simply getting into shape for its own sake is not motivation enough for getting off the couch and getting active.

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Stepping on Cancer

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2012

“Cancer does not discriminate and it’s important to get the ­message out,” says Lyndse Tatum, co-chair of this year’s Rogers County Relay For Life.

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Have a Healthy Year

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2012

January is a time for personal resolutions to improve one’s life, and for many people, that means improving their health.

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Get Back to Pain-Free

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: January 2012

For years, Christine Jinx of Pryor suffered from back pain. “It started when I worked in retail a while back,” she recounts.

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Shake It Off

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2012

Over the years, how many times have you found yourself saying, “I really need to lose some weight”?

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Portraits of a Garden

By: Cheryl Johnson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2012

To Tulsa area amateur ­photographers of all ages: Tulsa Garden Center would like to give you the opportunity to exhibit your art of photography during the “Portraits …

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Plan Your Day in a Day

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2012

Perhaps you are one of the lucky ladies whose love of her life ­proposed over the holiday season.

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Get More from ValueNews.com!

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2012

The Value News newspaper’s top-rate, easy-to-­navigate website, ValueNews.com, allows readers even more access to savings and information.

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Invest In Your Financial Future

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: January 2012

Melanie Hasty-Grant and Ken Grant, owners of Waterstone Private Wealth Management, oversee offices in Owasso and Tulsa’s Utica Square.

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