Value News Articles–2013

Does Your Car Need a Shiny New Coat?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2013

Brad McKisick has been involved in the auto paint and body industry since high school – that’s almost 37 years.

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Salon Has a Heart for Giving

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2013

BA Highlights Salon recently began a partnership with Project Manna Girls’ Home, an initiative to establish the first girls' home in the Tulsa area.

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Committed to Improving Your Buying Experience

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: December 2013

Bill Knight Ford is an ­award-winning Ford dealership that keeps its sights on improving the customer experience.

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Give the Gift of Broadway

By: Christina Dixon | Category: Other | Issue: December 2013

It’s the happiest time of the year, and Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center is spreading holiday cheer by offering savings on ticket prices for the last three shows of its fifth anniversary season.

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Feast on Cajun Cuisine

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2013

Every Cajun meal is a celebration in itself.

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Larger, Brighter Displays for 2013

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2013

Celebrate the best of family holiday traditions at The Castle of Muskogee! Take a leisurely drive through Castleton Village, filled with over 2,000 holiday inflatables and thousands of colorful lights.

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Choices for Life Seeking Foster Parents

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Other | Issue: December 2013

This holiday season, Choices for Life Foster Care invites you to consider opening your heart and home to a child who needs your help.

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The Greatest Story Ever Told

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2013

Christview Christian Church, located at 2525 S. Garnett, is pleased to present the 15th annual Bethlehem Walk to the Tulsa community.

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Edible Gifts that Support Literacy Efforts

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2013

“Do you know any cooking or grilling foodies, or don’t know what to get for the guy who has it all?

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Stop Into the District

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2013

The District on Main in Claremore may have a new name, but the friendly faces you will find inside are the same that have been serving the customers of Nesting Necessities since November of 2012.

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Your Surgeon Can Make the Difference

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Other | Issue: December 2013

When Patsy Wessel, 73, of Oilton, Oklahoma, had knee replacement surgery with Dr. Ronald S. LaButti last year, she was coming off a prior knee surgery.

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Be Extraordinary

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2013

Ladies, you are extraordinary women of God and you deserve a weekend to ­celebrate this fact!

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Want Only the Best for Your Family and Guests?

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2013

Let The Hamlet make your holiday meals, parties, and gift-giving quick, easy and delicious. Since 1986, The Hamlet has been a Tulsa ­tradition in many homes.

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Celebrate Reason for the Season

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2013

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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Celebrate Bedlam at KingsPointe

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2013

What do you get when you take 100,000 square feet of retail space, set up big screens on the patio, live stream two famous football coaches and douse it all with orange and crimson?

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Open the Door to a Beautifully Furnished Home

By: Derek Taylor | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2013

Mustard Seed Door Consignment, the premier furniture and accessory ­consignment shop in Northeast Oklahoma, offers you an opportunity to sell your gently-used furniture…

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Something’s Cooking at The Pink House

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2013

Most people don’t like change, but when Margo Stewart and the staff at Claremore’s famous Pink House decide to shake up the menu with specials or add new items to th…

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Tips for Safer Shopping Online

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2013

Technology is a beautiful thing, especially during the holidays when I can choose to avoid the stress of a crowded mall and do my holiday ­shopping online in the quiet …

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Eddie Curran Joins RCB Bank

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2013

Eddie Curran, of Nowata, recently joined RCB Bank as its new VP Business Services Group Manager.

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Rice Hosts Annual Remembrance Service

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2013

Kathy Dopp and her staff at Rice Funeral Service & Cremation Center are once again preparing for the ­annual Tree of Remembrance Service.

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Ring the Bells for Christmas Kettles

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2013

You are probably aware of some of the remarkable work done by the Salvation Army, but likely have no idea of their total outreach, not only across our country, but in Broken Arrow.

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She’s Back Dancing

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2013

Ramona Wimp is a self-defined go-getter. Three years ago, however, Ramona, who is now in her early 50s, began experiencing excruciating pain in her legs and back.

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On the Field Again

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2013

Varsity football players Daniel Moniz and Zane McElroy both suffered debilitating ­athletic injuries requiring ­surgery, and eventually ­physical therapy, to get them…

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Check Off Your List All at Once

By: Susan Erler | Category: Other | Issue: December 2013

Have you ever noticed that some people just seem to be more organized when it comes to the holidays?

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Devoted to the Strength of Family

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2013

Eighty-five Rogers County children need a foster family.

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Don’t Drop a Ton of Dough for Delicious Pizza

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2013

December marks the second anniversary of Top That! Pizza at Tulsa Hills. Be sure to stop in for a delicious, ­wallet-friendly lunch or dinner while you’re out finishing your holiday shopping.

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Give the Gift of a Healthy Glow

By: Susan Erler | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2013

The holidays are right around the corner – office parties, family gatherings, and special nights out on the town fill your calendar.

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Parade of Lights

By: JoAnn Frizell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2013

The Tulsa Downtown Parade of Lights – celebrating Christmas, Hanukkah and other holidays – is proud to announce movie and ­television star Samantha (Sami) Isler as …

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Are Headaches and Chronic Fatigue Affecting Your Life?

By: Derek Taylor | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2013

Millions of people are ­affected every day by headaches and chronic pain, according to Dr. Terry Bennett, D.M.D. of the Tulsa TMJ Orofacial Pain & Sleep Disorders Clinic.

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Shine Brightly This Season

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2013

If you’re “Santa,” you’re ­probably still preparing gift lists.

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Don’t Wreck the Holidays

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2013

As we all know, it is against the law to get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle after having one drink too many at happy hour or using illegal drugs.

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Get in the Holiday Spirit

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2013

Wine Down Spirits opened in Claremore’s Renaissance Shopping Center in May of 2012.

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Finally Say Goodbye to Stubborn Fat

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: November 2013

It’s called stubborn fat for a reason; no matter how healthy you eat and how much you exercise, it can be virtually impossible to lose those persistent muffin tops, love handles and belly pooches.

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A Family Pharmacy

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2013

When was the last time you walked through the doors of a pharmacy and someone ­greeted you by your first name?

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20th Annual Holiday Tea Off

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Other | Issue: November 2013

Join the Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants Association on Thursday, November 14 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Rose District for the Holiday Tea Off.

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Two Can't-Miss Shows Coming to Broken Arrow

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2013

Bringing the world to Broken Arrow has been the mission of the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center since its opening five years ago.

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Assisted Living at Its Finest

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Real Estate | Issue: November 2013

When a loved one needs to leave the comforts of home but does not need 24-hour complex medical supervision, Canoe Brook Assisted Living & Alzheimer’s Care Community may be the ­solution.

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Changes at Children’s Orchard

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2013

Life is filled with twists and turns and, sometimes, ­unexpected course ­corrections. Just when we think we are on a path to stay, suddenly we find ourselves in unchartered territory.

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Shopping Local Pays Off

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2013

If you need some extra money for holiday spending or for paying bills, patronizing Claremore businesses for the 11th annual Santa Cash promotion might help.

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Dickens on the Boulevard

By: Cassie Woods | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2013

Dickens on the Boulevard is a Victorian-themed Christmas festival in historic downtown Claremore.

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Putting the Wing in Swing

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2013

Who doesn’t get a thrill from the roar of an engine inside a World War II era combat plane? Just the view alone is enough to give one goose bumps.

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On the Go Again

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2013

In September of 2012, Phyllis Pope of Broken Arrow had her right knee replaced by Dr. Ronald S. LaButti. “When I was young, I liked to jump out of trees and off of rooftops,” says Phyllis.

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Snoring Can Be a Danger Sign

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: November 2013

Dr. Gene Drake and Dr. Jayson Voto from Drake & Voto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Owasso aren’t your typical dentists. Although extremely familiar wi…

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Protect Your Roof from Winter Woes

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2013

Green Country is known for extreme weather. Temperatures range from “hot as lava” to “Antarctic,” and the wind can transform a neighborhood to a twisted mess of branches.

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Doors Leaving You in a Jam?

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2013

Operating under the motto “Striving to be the best, not the biggest,” Dynamic Door Service always values quality over quantity.

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Mind, Body and Soul Balance

By: Susan Erler | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: November 2013

Bringing balance to the body, mind and soul for each ­person who walks through her door may seem like a lofty goal to achieve.

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All in the Family

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Pets | Issue: November 2013

Family is a term in flux. For some, the word alludes to close relatives, and for others family is a way to describe kindred spirits.

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Finish Your Holiday Shopping List Early

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2013

The 14th annual Haley Palmer Memorial Craft Fair will be held Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Owasso 7th Grade Center at 86th Street North and Main.

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Hats Off to Will

By: Debra West | Category: Other | Issue: November 2013

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club and the Will Rogers Memorial Museum kick off the 75th year of ­celebrating Will’s birthday, together, during Will Rogers Days this November.

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30th Annual Christmas Home Tour

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Other | Issue: November 2013

The Junior Ocieleta Christmas Home Tour is a community tradition showcasing some of the fantastic homes in Claremore and the surrounding area.

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Generations of Quality Service and Jewels

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2013

Moody’s Jewelry, established in 1944, is celebrating their 69th anniversary.

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Stick to a Budget This Holiday Season

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2013

Gift for mom and dad. Check. Presents for the girls. Check. Gift for sweetie. Check. Now, what to buy for my BFF and other closest friends?

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Insurance Rates on the Rise

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Professional Services | Issue: November 2013

Oklahoma’s insurance ­companies are facing a tough market, according to Amber Helmuth, personal risk ­manager with RCI Insurance Group.

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Focusing on the Reason for the Season

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2013

As the holidays approach, Pastors Billy Joe and Theresa Watts welcome everybody to join The Rock Church for a season that keeps Christ in mind and extends your sense of family.

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Get Cash Fast and Easy

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2013

Rogers County Pawn is a locally owned pawn shop ­specializing in short-term ­collateralized cash loans on most items of value.

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Festival of Trees

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2013

Fun, food and fundraising are on tap for Safenet Service’s 9th annual Festival of Trees Gala & Auction, scheduled for Friday, December 6 at the RSU Centennial Center.

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SAHO Breaks Ground on New Building

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Pets | Issue: November 2013

The word is out that SAHO provides some of the best ­animal care in Owasso. With a team of six doctors, a ­professional trainer and over 40 support staff, they have seen their clientele expand.

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Your Ticket to Christmas Fun

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2013

The holidays are here! What better way to get in the spirit than a stroll downtown, a Christmas parade and the hope you could win some big money?

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Not Just Your Holiday Ham Store

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2013

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

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Bring the Outdoors In

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: November 2013

“Wow! I have never seen ­anything like this!” This is a comment spoken over and over by first-time visitors to The Refuge Lifestyle.

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Fall Into a New Look

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: November 2013

Fall is here! The Village Salon & Butterfly Kisses Day Spa has a lot going on to ­celebrate the season during the month of November.

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Stop Smoking this Year for the Great American Smokeout

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2013

The Great American Smokeout, organized by the American Cancer Society, takes place on the third Thursday of every November – this year, it falls on November 21.

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Go for the Gold

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2013

With a reputation built on nearly 30 years of providing the best customer service for gold and jewelry purchasing and loans, Tulsa Gold & Gems is the number one deal…

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An Herbal Wonderland

By: Tina Lynn | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2013

Imagine walking into a winter wonderland where fairies, herbal crafts and delicious condiments dance in your head; you smell lavender, ­rosemary and taste chocolate treats.

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Wade’s RV Clinic Earns Top Dealer Award

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: November 2013

Wade’s RV Clinic owner Wade Reeves has been ­recognized in 2013 as the top dealer in Oklahoma for Denali, Rubicon and Voltage brand RV sales.

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Selection and Care Like You’ve Never Seen Elsewhere

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: October 2013

As soon as you walk into Advanced Vision Center and Eyewear Boutique in Claremore, you will notice this is not your average ­optometry office.

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AHB Welcomes New VP/Branch Manager

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2013

Elizabeth Berry was promoted to the Branch Manager of American Heritage Bank, located at 71st Street and Highway 75 in South Tulsa.

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Highlighting the Team

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: October 2013

Nail Technician Michelle Whitney is the owner of BA Highlights Salon, located at 1823 S. Aspen in Broken Arrow.

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Pamper Your Pets

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Pets | Issue: October 2013

Whether your furry family member is a humble house pet or best in show, Beth’s Pawfection Dog Grooming has you covered, nail to tail.

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Kids, Give It a Shot

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2013

The Broken Arrow Youth Basketball Association was developed to serve the City of Broken Arrow and Broken Arrow Schools. The 2013-2014 season is now gearing up for action.

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Get Your Home Holiday Ready

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2013

Exterior landscape of a home or business is the first ­impression anyone will have, and it’s important to make this impression a good one.

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Zombies Invade Halloween Festival

By: John Owen | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013

Expect something different at the 2013 Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee.

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Bringing Big City Credentials to the Community

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2013

Many locals are discovering the perks of Owasso that are frequently popping up – great shopping, full service ­hospitals and colleges ­increasingly make this ­commu…

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Childcare You Can Trust

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Education | Issue: October 2013

For many parents, the most agonizing part of returning to or continuing in the ­workforce isn’t the work itself, but rather the fear of the unknown for the children l…

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More Than Just a Pharmacy

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2013

Claremore Compounding Center is more than just a pharmacy. In addition to ­filling any medicine your ­doctor prescribes, it is the only real compounding ­pharmacy in the area.

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Stay Safe with Walk-In Tubs and Showers

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2013

Greg Wolter, president and founder of Community Builders, Inc., began the ­company over 30 years ago.

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That Johnson Boy’s Music

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013

Talented and doing what he loves to do – that’s Cory Johnson, an Oklahoma singer/songwriter who now resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Hips Hurt No More

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2013

Dolores Qualls, of Pryor, Oklahoma, has had total hip replacement surgeries for both hips with Dr. Ronald S. LaButti. “I was having great pain in the upper area of my left leg and hip,” Dolores says.

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Step Up to Success

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013

President Pat Simmons and Executive Director Ronda  Adkisson, of Dress for Success Tulsa, have announced that Friday, October 4 will be the date for the organizatio…

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Mouthwatering Mexican Cuisine

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Restaurants | Issue: October 2013

In the eight years since ­opening their doors at 1954 S. Hwy. 66, El Maguey has earned a reputation for ­having some of the absolute best Mexican food in Claremore.

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41st Annual Arts and Crafts Benefit Bazaar

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013

The holiday season is fast approaching and with it, the perfect excuse to shop! This season, consider picking out the perfect gift while ­supporting local artisans and the community at the same time.

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Find Your Fair Share of Crafts While Supporting Ministry

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013

Have you checked your ­calendar recently? The time to begin planning for the Christmas season is already here!

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Whale of a Tale Artisan Sale

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013

Friends of the Catoosa Public Library is an organization with the mission “to strengthen our local library, to encourage our community by providing opportunities for i…

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Thousands Drawn to Main Street

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013

Looking for a day of fun, music and art that the entire family will enjoy?

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Fight the Bite, Net a Village, Save Lives

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2013

Kairos 10, a nonprofit ­organization dedicated to ­wiping out malaria in Ghana, has enjoyed great success in protecting over 72,000 people from this vicious disease th…

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Could Your Old Driveway Use Some Curb Appeal?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2013

As a homeowner in northeastern Oklahoma, you’ve probably already discovered that winter snow, ice and corrosive salt take their toll on your home’s driveway.

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Learning Disabilities Fall Conference

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013

Bullying is not good, by any means. But bullying kids with learning disabilities can cause life-long negative ­repercussions.

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Don’t Get Trampled by the “Herd”

By: Linda Rainwater | Category: Professional Services | Issue: October 2013

It can feel comfortable when you’re in the midst of a herd – but it can lead to places where, as an investor, you don’t want to go.

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Over 40 Years of Success

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2013

Lucas Metal Works uses high-quality steel to produce building and roofing ­materials, agricultural ­equipment and custom welding.

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Mabee Center Inducted into Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2013

James D. Smith, director of marketing and business ­development for the Mabee Center, is proud to announce the induction of the Mabee Center into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame (OMHF).

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Light Up Your Evening

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Restaurants | Issue: October 2013

McDonald’s in Owasso extends a special invitation to join them for a unique Candlelight Dinner on October 10 (76th Street) and October 24 (Hwy. 20 and Hwy.

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Fall Fun for Everyone

By: Susan Erler | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013

There is just something about fall that encourages outdoor activities and a desire to get back to basics.

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No Need to Shell Out Big Bucks for Fun

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Other | Issue: October 2013

The 5th annual Pecan and Fun Fest will be held on Saturday, October 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, October 20 from noon to 5 p.m. What better way to ­celebrate f…

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Tulsa Oktoberfest Brings Tradition and New Experiences

By: Stacey Roggendorff | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013

Tulsa’s largest fall festival turns 35 this year.

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Feel at Home at Your Gym

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2013

Established by Chad and Tara Gerstmeyer in 2010, Optimal Fitness is rapidly becoming Owasso’s favorite ­headquarters for all things related to ­personal training, exercise and nutrition.

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OSU Medical Group Welcomes Dr. Hervert

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2013

John Hervert, D.O., ­completed his residency with the Oklahoma State University Medical Center last June and began his ­practice of internal medicine in July with the OSU Medical Group.

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Honesty Still the Best Policy

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2013

Tim Miller became the ­owner of Owasso Auto Care in 2012.

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Arrr You Ready for a Show, Matey?

By: Kim Thornhill | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013

Make plans to get swept away for a timeless adventure with Owasso Community Theatre Company’s production of “Jolly Roger and the Pirate Queen” by Craig Sodaro.

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Owasso Can Hardly Wheat for Harvest Festival

By: Susan Erler | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013

Outdoor activities and the cool, fall weather go hand in hand.

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John Deere and a Whole Lot Mower

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2013

P&K Equipment was formed in 1985. Company owner is Dr. Barry Pollard of Pollard Farms. Dr. Pollard is also a leading neurosurgeon known around the country for his skills and expertise.

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Guard Your Keepsakes

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2013

Seven years ago, a flood surged through my house, destroying practically ­everything I owned.

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Men: Look, Feel and Perform Better

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2013

Results Medical Spa is a ­comprehensive, full-service medical and wellness spa ­providing non-surgical ­treatment to men and women who want to make the best of how they look, feel and ­perform.

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Reveal Clear Skin

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: October 2013

It is no surprise that many of us devote plenty of ­attention to heart-healthy foods and ­liver-boosting nutrients; ­however, many still neglect the body’s largest organ, our skin.

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Re-Leaf for Your Trees

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2013

S&W Tree Specialists is a well-respected, family-owned and operated business.

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Love Your Life After Retirement

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Real Estate | Issue: October 2013

Silver Arrow Estates in Broken Arrow is a Holiday Retirement community where you’ll find independent ­retirement living at the ­highest standard.

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Superior Has Its Ducts in a Row

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Professional Services | Issue: October 2013

Uneven temperatures throughout your home?

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The Screwtape Letters

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2013

“A humorous and lively stage adaptation...The devil has rarely been given his due more perceptively and eruditely…Clever and satirical,” wrote Wilborn Hampton, The New York Times.

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Hike for Healing

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Professional Services | Issue: October 2013

The 3rd annual Hike for Healing takes place on Saturday, October 5 at Turkey Mountain.

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Plot Your October Schedule at Tulsa Garden Center

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013

The Tulsa Garden Center has many wonderful events ­coming up in the month of October!    The annual Fall Sale of African Violets and other ­gesneriads will be held Saturday, October 5.

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Hop on the Chuck Wagon

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013

Will Rogers’ birthday is November 4, which means that Claremore – the ­hometown of Rogers – is ­planning their annual Will Rogers Days celebration.

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Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Risky Behavior

By: Amy Graham | Category: Education | Issue: October 2013

As a parent, you play a vital role in helping your child avoid risky behaviors.

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Fundraiser for Local Boy Battling Rare Genetic Disorder

By: Cheena Pazzo | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013

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…

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Individualized Learning Programs Enhance Your Child’s Education

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Education | Issue: September 2013

There are many factors that influence a family’s decision to pursue their child’s ­education independent of the public school system.

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Rise of the Blue Phoenix

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: September 2013

With seven buffets, including three hot bars, two fruit and salad bars, one sushi bar and a Hibachi grill, the owners of Blue Phoenix Buffet & Sushi like offering tr…

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Claremore’s Biggest Festival Returns

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2013

An estimated 30,000 people will converge in Claremore September 5-7 to enjoy lots of free ­­award-winning musical ­performances, a competitive chili cook-off, a vocal…

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UPCLOSE Concert Series Brings Patrons Closer to Performers

By: Christina Dixon | Category: Other | Issue: September 2013

Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center excitedly reveals who takes its stage for UPCLOSE, the second ­annual concert series that encourages audience ­interaction and conv…

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Car Country Can Help

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Automotive | Issue: September 2013

A worried mother walked through the doors of Car Country in Claremore  recently. It was over 100 degrees ­outside. Her air ­conditioner had just quit and she had a small child in the car.

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Fit to Teach Zumba after Knee Surgery

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2013

Jennifer Coffey is a certified fitness instructor in Tulsa who is passionate about helping her clients become fit, healthy and happy.

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Get Well Without Surgery

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2013

If you take time to check out the Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center website (www.eooc.com), testimonials reveal what Dr. Steven Hardage wants to convey to his patients

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The Lucky Seven

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2013

Friday the 13th may just prove to be one of the ­luckiest nights of the year for those who attend the ­production of “The Lucky Seven”, written by local playwright Mark Ogle.

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Under New Leadership

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2013

Since opening its doors to the Claremore community in 1996, Grand Bank has seen many technological changes and advancements in order to better serve its customers.

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Boutique Cute at Bargain Prices

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2013

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

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Free Financial Classes for All

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Other | Issue: September 2013

We have all heard the saying that money makes the world go ‘round.

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Lighten Your Load

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2013

When it comes to concrete, many homeowners and ­contractors face a recurring challenge – most concrete companies require minimum load orders, and often these requirem…

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Over 40 Years of Success

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Other | Issue: September 2013

Lucas Metal Works uses high-quality steel to produce building and roofing ­materials, agricultural ­equipment and custom welding.

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Guides, Gear, Rods and Rifles

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2013

From guides to gear and rods to rifles – all your hunting and fishing needs will be met as more than 100 vendors from Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas and Missouri ar…

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Four Reasons to Go Mobile

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2013

It’s late at night; you’re in bed relaxing with a book on your iPad and your ­significant other leans over and says, “Oh, I put gas in my truck today – is there…

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Start the Conversation

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2013

Rice Funeral Service & Cremation Center has a long legacy of providing high-quality service to Rogers County ­communities for nearly 70 years.

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Ride for Kids

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2013

On Sunday, September 15 motorcycles from all over will come together and ride in support for children afflicted with brain tumors.

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Rogers County Fair Celebrating 99th Year

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2013

A fireworks show will kick off the opening night of the 99th annual Rogers County Fair on Thursday, September 12 at 9 p.m. According to Lisa Rogers, marketing coordinato…

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Claremore’s Got Talent

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2013

Claremore’s Got Talent and so does Inola, Chelsea, Oologah and the rest of Rogers County.

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Get Inspired to Redecorate On a Budget

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2013

When you walk through the door of Rust & Ruffles, the ­merchandise available will not only surprise you, but you just might be inspired by some of the repurposed it…

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A Season of Classic Nostalgia

By: Steve James | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2013

Sapulpa Community Theatre invites you to celebrate their 35th anniversary by joining them for a season of “Classic Nostalgia,” with presentations of well-known works…

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Your Home for Superior Insurance Solutions

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2013

John C. Sawyer and Wes Phillips merged and founded Sawyer Phillips & Associates in January of 2010.

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Painting Is Part of His Heritage

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2013

You might say that paint runs in Steve Rainwater’s veins.

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Go Team!

By: Susan Erler | Category: Other | Issue: September 2013

“Let’s Go, Pokes!” “Boomer Sooner!” “Go Rams!” The cheers have already begun across Oklahoma!

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Save the Date for “The Event” of the Year

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2013

Mark your calendar for September 19 and 20.

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An Evening of Wine & Roses

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2013

Memorable wines, romantic moonlight and the heady ­fragrance of roses all combine to create a magical experience at Tulsa Garden Center’s 19th annual An Evening of Wine & Roses.

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It’s Greek to Me

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2013

The Tulsa Greek Festival is the longest-running ethnic ­festival in Tulsa.

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Troubled by Sleep Problems or Chronic Pain?

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2013

According to Terry Bennett, D.M.D. of the Tulsa TMJ Orofacial Pain and Sleep Disorders Clinic, millions of people are affected by sleep problems or chronic pain. &n…

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Paint Any Surface with No Prep

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2013

Sheila Giannelli knows how to face a challenge head on and come out on top.

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Will Rogers Park Steeped in History

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2013

Crystal Campbell is on a ­mission. In the spring of 2012, the mother of four ­accompanied her daughter’s class on a field trip to an Owasso park. At first, Campbell was excited.

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Sushi Bar Discovers the Perfect Recipe for Success

By: Susan Erler | Category: Other | Issue: August 2013

Few times in your life a situation presents itself for which there are no words.

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Water for Wellness

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2013

Water is the most important thing you can put in your body. And healthy water is even more beneficial.

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­Turn Back the Hands of Time

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Other | Issue: August 2013

It is common for people to develop noticeable sun damage on their hands as they age, and veins and tendons become more apparent as hands lose volume and firmness over the years.

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RV Dealership Setting the Standard

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2013

Bob Hurley is one of the most respected and largest automotive dealers in the state of Oklahoma. In January of this year, he and business partner Kim Siex opened the doors of Bob Hurley RV.

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Bringing the World to Broken Arrow

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2013

Bringing the world to Broken Arrow has been the mission of the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center since its opening five years ago.

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Back-to-School Shopping Without Straining Your Budget

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2013

Being a mom at back-to-school time can be so stressful.

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Nostalgic Toy Makes Comeback

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2013

A favorite stuffed animal—originating in the Victorian Era—is making a comeback, especially at Country Grannie’s Playhouse in Inola.

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Not Just Any Knee Doc

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2013

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

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Striving to be the Best, Not the Biggest

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2013

Dynamic Door Service is a small, trustworthy, reliable family-owned company that has been doing business for over 48 years.

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A Cut Above

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2013

As the newest hair salon in town, Elizabeth Jean Salon opened its doors on June 4, with the official ribbon cutting and open house on July 9.

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EXIT Realty Announces Open Call for Real Estate Agents

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Real Estate | Issue: August 2013

Sally Perez and Rena McBee, co-owners of EXIT Realty Connexx, are on the forefront of a paradigm shift in the real estate market, and they are ­inviting like-minded agents to join them.

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Charity Bunco Tournament Returns to Inola

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2013

Nothing creates more excitement in this rural Oklahoma ­community than a friendly game of Bunco, especially when it’s for a good cause.

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Free Yourself From Tobacco

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2013

When Tyler Lewis opened Liberty Vapor in Catoosa in February, he had no idea how quickly the electronic cigarette business would take off.

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Family Owned and Operated Is the Foundation for Marc Miller Buick GMC

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: August 2013

Many of you will remember Ernie Miller Pontiac GMC.

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Over 40 Years Experience in Treating Pain

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2013

Getting his patients out of pain as quickly as possible has been Dr. Joseph E. Mitchell’s goal since he began his chiropractic practice over 40 years ago.

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Great Food for a Great Cause

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2013

The best cooks from all over will descend upon the Deco District and line the streets with grills, steaks and smiles when the fifth annual Oklahoma Championship Steak Co…

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Teach Kids about Money with Hands-On Approach

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2013

It’s never too early to start ­teaching your children about money, how to earn it, how to save it and how to spend it ­wisely.

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Jeremiah Crew 24-7 at The Rock Church

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Education | Issue: August 2013

Jeremiah 24:7 (NIV): “I will give them a heart to know me, that I am the LORD.

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Health Tips from Rogers County Health Department

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2013

Preventing WNV     Rogers County Health Department officials encourage Rogers County residents to take precautions to reduce the risk of contracting West …

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A Not-So-Small Small Animal Hospital

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Pets | Issue: August 2013

With seven doctors and over 40 on staff to support them, SAHO (Small Animal Hospital of Owasso) is one of the largest ­animal hospitals in Green Country.

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New Additions to South Pointe

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: August 2013

Parts and Service Director Ben Perry recently announced the addition of Service Advisor Rebecca Speck to the South Pointe Chevrolet service team.

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More Than a Tile Store

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: August 2013

Tony Sementi believes in “under promising and over delivering” to his customers.

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Where Pizza Gets Personal

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Other | Issue: August 2013

Every pizza lover has had to play the game.

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Safe, Transparent and Fair

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2013

For 30 years, Tulsa Gold & Gems has been providing ­excellent service and top dollar to customers who sell or borrow against gold, silver, platinum and diamonds.

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Support Tulsa Greek Festival and Celebrate in Style

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2013

Tonya Van Zandt Boone, chair of VIP Night, invites business and private donors to mark their calendars for Sunday, September 15 for a special night to honor supporters o…

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Building Blocks to a Successful Soccer Future

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2013

As a parent, have you ever been confused about what choices to make for your children? There are so many things to consider when raising children, from what foods to eat to what sports to play.

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Feel Good About How You Look

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2013

In honor of back-to-school days in August, Twisted Soul Sisters in Bixby will introduce great themed clothing and accessory items for local schools including Bixby, Broken Arrow, Union, and Jenks.

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Ropers Share Will’s Passion for Flying

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2013

Joe Bacon, Martha Swartz and Tom Egbert are new-found friends with a common bond. They are fans of Will Rogers; all are Will Rogers Memorial Museum Ropers (docents). And they love flying.

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Individualized Learning Programs Enhance Your Child’s Education

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Education | Issue: July 2013

There are many factors that influence a family’s decision to pursue their child’s ­education independent of the public school system.

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Stars and Stripes in Sapulpa

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2013

As firework stands across green country prepare for a blast on the 4th of July, American Heritage Bank is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the 17th annual f…

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Canoe Brook: Charm, Culture, Traditions and a Sense of Family

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2013

Canoe Brook is Tulsa’s newest Assisted Living and Alzheimers Care Community.  The center opened doors in December of 2009 where it today hosts two floors of memor…

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Spectacular New Fireworks Featured at the Castle

By: Renee Profitt | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2013

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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Bringing the Past Full Circle

By: Justin Johnson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2013

Mark your calendar to celebrate the Circle Cinema’s 85th ­birthday on July 15.

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Fishing, Fun & Fireworks for the Family

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2013

Fishing, fireworks, fun and music is on tap for the annual 4th of July celebration scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. that Thursday at Claremore Lake Park.

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Add Long-lasting Quality to Your Home

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: July 2013

Consolidated Builders Supply began operations in Oklahoma City 27 years ago and have done business in Tulsa for five years.

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Regain Your Footing

By: Sara Dale | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2013

The activity level of Toby Jenkins, Executive Director of Oklahomans for Equality, is leaps and bounds above what it once was.

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A Personal Plan For Health and Fitness

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2013

There are four Draper Family GNC stores in the Metro-Tulsa area.

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Stepping into Back-to-School

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2013

Felts Shoes is a family-owned business with a mission of ­providing great customer service.  The staff understands the value of service in creating loyal customers…

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Earning Customer Trust

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2013

Shane Wohl, Service Director for Fowler Toyota of Tulsa, has spent most of his 13 years in automotive service with a local Toyota dealership and with a dealership in Texas.

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Cajun, Crafts and Music

By: Kathleen Pixley | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2013

On Thursday July 4 Grand Lake Festivals will host its annual Arts, Crafts, Music and Cajun Festival in the air-conditioned comfort of the Grove Civic Center.

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Varicose Veins Hurt More Than Your Vanity

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2013

What causes varicose veins? According to Dr. Hrdlicka, there can be several contributing ­factors, including genetics and heredity.

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Building with Pride

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: July 2013

Whether you need a storage ­building, a pole barn, loafing shed, a metal garage, a cabin or another portable building, Inola Portable Buildings & Pole Barns can meet your needs.

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A Prescription for Summer Fun

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2013

J&J Pharmacy has been proudly serving the Claremore community for nearly three decades.  Located in the Nemar Center, and in addition to housing a full-service …

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Quick Maintenance Happens Here

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2013

Whenever you think vehicle maintenance, think fast with Joe Marina Honda Express Service.  The dealership’s Service & Parts Director Cliff Koger says that all…

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LIFE's Senior Living Fair

By: Carol Carter | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2013

More than 50 exhibitors will line the walkways of Promenade Mall, offering older adults and their families the opportunity to talk with local experts in aging services a…

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Sparkling Customer Service

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2013

Moody’s Jewelry has helped the Tulsa area shine since 1944. With a reputation for fine ­quality and excellent customer service, this family-owned ­business is practically a Tulsa area institution.

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Nutritional Supplements Can Give You an Edge

By: Susan Erler | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2013

Doesn’t it seem as though there is a pill or a quick fix for anything you desire these days? This is especially true when it comes to the weight loss and the fitness industry.

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Earn, Save and Dazzle

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2013

When Aya Johnson went to a fundraising car wash while she was still living in California over a year ago, she never expected to find a new business direction.

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RCB Bank Car Giveaway

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2013

Want to save money at the gas pump?

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Want to Recapture Your Mojo?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2013

Laura Bilbruck, M.D., is the Medical Director of RESULTS Medical Spa, one of the Metro Tulsa’s newest and most comprehensive full-service medical and wellness spas.&nb…

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Rhema Lights the Way for Independence Day

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2013

On Sunday, June 30, Rhema Bible Church will present Rockets Over Rhema, a special celebration for the entire family.

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Rogers County School Supply Drive Prepares 16th Annual Giveaway

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2013

Can you remember your first day of school each August? You were excited because your backpack was filled with new supplies like crayons, pencils and pens, notebook paper and notebooks.

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Health and Fitness Resources are Offered With Smiles and Convenience at Shakes Alive Wellness Lounge.

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2013

As more Tulsans are getting ­serious about their health and fitness, Shakes Alive Wellness Lounge is becoming a hub for a growing community in search of support, information, activities and products.

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Social Security Disability Law: “It’s All We Do.”

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2013

Social Security Law Center, LLC, has been in business since 1990 and is one of the largest firms providing Social Security representation in the State of Oklahoma. …

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An Evening of Music Under the Stars

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2013

Every summer, the Starlight Concert Series brings quality, live music to diverse audiences in Tulsa.

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Tulsa Herb Society, 25 Years and “Growing”

By: Tina Lynn | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: July 2013

The Tulsa Herb Society is ­celebrating their 25th ­anniversary as a gardening ­society, therefore preparing for another exciting, yet informative educational event.&n…

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Rock out with the Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2013

The Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society have been in existence since 1958.

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Met The Money Maven?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2013

No doubt you’ve read articles by The Money Maven in Value News and wondered just who she was and where she got all that knowledge and experience.  The Money Maven…

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Summer Family Fun

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2013

From the Australian outback to the Venezuelan jungles, World Outreach Church is committed to sharing the powerful truths of faith and healing.  It is in this spirit…

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Dr. MacLeod Joins A Family Dentist

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2013

Dr. Dennis Carlile has announced that Dr. Brittany MacLeod has joined the staff of A Family Dentist in Broken Arrow.

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Cutting-Edge Garage Doors and Technology

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2013

Chuck Billy and Assurance Overhead Doors serve the metro area including Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Owasso, Collinsville and other surrounding communities.

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Bill Knight Lincoln Receives President’s Award

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2013

Bill Knight Lincoln, located at 41st and Memorial, was awarded Ford Motor Company’s coveted President’s Award for 2012.

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Black Hat Launches Roofing Division

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2013

Black Hat was founded in 1977 when David E. Harris began passing out informational flyers about the establishment of their new ­chimney cleaning business.

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Tulsa’s Newest RV Superstore

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2013

Tulsa’s newest RV superstore opened doors in January of this year.

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Tee Off to Support Catoosa Businesses

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2013

For 13 years, the Catoosa Chamber of Commerce’s annual golf tournament has drawn hundreds of golfers who love the game and enjoy supporting local businesses.

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Chalk It Up!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2013

“Chalk It Up!” is the colorful and inspired Broken Arrow art festival that received the Award of Excellence in 2012 from the State of Oklahoma Recreation & Parks Society.

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Stay Classy, Claremore

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2013

Classy Curves has been ­providing an alternative to ­strenuous exercise to the people of Rogers County for a year and a half.

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Disability Insurance Often Overlooked

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Professional Services | Issue: June 2013

When you walk into David Merriman’s office and look directly to your right, you will see a mahogany colored shelf filled with memorabilia from David’s life and, most…

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Pain-Free Knees, Please

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2013

In the last year, Kathy Stone, of Poteau, has had both knees replaced by Dr. Ronald S. LaButti.

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Preventative Maintenance for Your Carpet

By: Susan Erler | Category: Other | Issue: June 2013

Everyone is used to having ­preventative maintenance done on their car. We schedule preventative care appointments with our dentist.

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Upscale Mexican Cuisine Arriving in Claremore

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: June 2013

Claremore and the surrounding area is in for a treat when the doors of El Banquete Mexican Grille open this summer in the former Pepper’s Grill, located at 1331 W. Will Rogers Blvd.

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Black Gold Days Are Back

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2013

The 35th annual Black Gold Days, a celebration commemorating the 1905 discovery of oil in Glenpool, will be Thursday, June 20 through Saturday, June 23.

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Get Your Glow On

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: June 2013

Jenny Maschino-Guthrie has a passion for helping women look and feel their best. That passion led her to develop the skills ­necessary to offer aesthetics and quality skin care.

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Impacting Lives on a Daily Basis

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2013

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa has been a good steward of the community resources entrusted to them.

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Grove Festival Is No Second Fiddle

By: Kathleen Pixley | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2013

The American Heritage Music Festival will be June 6, 7 and 8 in the Grove Civic Center, with evening activities and entertainment at Snider’s Camp on June 6 and 7.

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Live From The Village

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2013

Fourth generation Tulsan Sharon King Davis and her three daughters, Kasey Davis, Kelley Davis Chilcoat and Kalen Davis, continue their family tradition of nearly 60 years.

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Is Your Driveway in a State of Decay?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2013

LCI Concrete specializes in the pouring, scoring and polishing of concrete used to complement your home by helping give it a pleasing curb appeal or a comfortable backyard living environment.

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MAD Chicks Make it Happen

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Professional Services | Issue: June 2013

As a business owner, you need to stay one step ahead of your ­competition by being the first to know about the latest ­communications trends and strategies.  Comp…

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5 Ways to Protect Your Money While Traveling

By: Denise Meyer | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2013

You’ve been saving for your ­vacation all year. You’ve ­scheduled time off, made your travel arrangements; you’re packed and ready to go.

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Don’t Bark Up the Wrong Tree Company

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2013

Bryan Merseburgh and Robby Mizumura are no strangers to tree and plant healthcare and maintenance.

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Sapulpa’s Best Kept Secret

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2013

Sapulpa Community Theatre President Sherry Whisman says the best kept secret in Sapulpa is the Sapulpa Community Theatre (SCT).

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Social Security Disability Law: “It’s All We Do.”

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: June 2013

Social Security Law Center, LLC, has been in business since 1990 and is one of the largest firms providing Social Security representation in the State of Oklahoma. …

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Taking Away the Pain

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2013

A trip to Minnesota in September, 2011 to visit relatives for a month left Claremore ­resident Barbara Moonen in pain – so much pain that it affected her sleep and he…

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Putting for a Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2013

Two organizations dedicated to helping area youth reach their full potential are celebrating their 10th annual Steaks and Sticks Golf Tournament on Friday, June 21 at th…

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Take the Family South to Tijuana’s in Bixby

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Restaurants | Issue: June 2013

Tijuana’s Grill & Cantina is owned by Francisco Barbosa. Mr. Barbosa has been running Tijuana’s for about nine years, when he and his brother opened up their original location in Tulsa.

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Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2013

Owner Randy Sissom began doing business as Tulsa Stone and Brick Works in 2001. The original company, Tulsa Brick Works, originated 50 years ago by Randy’s father, was solely in residential housing.

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World’s Richest Noodling Tournament Coming to Claremore

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2013

Kaleb Summers likes a ­challenge. He confesses to being an adrenaline junkie.

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Causby to Serve as Chief Lending Officer

By: Kelli Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2013

Topper Causby has been named Chief Lending Officer (CLO) and Executive Vice President at AVB Bank.

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Fresh Food for Residents in Need

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2013

Since opening BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center in 2010, founders Malissa Spacek and Dr. James Campbell have ­wondered what to do with the bare plot of land they own directly adjacent to the building.

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Kids Bowl Free This Summer

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2013

The last day of school is only a few weeks away, and parents are wondering how they can keep their kids entertained and out of trouble this summer – without dropping a wad of cash.

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Rise and Shine for Rooster Days

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: May 2013

Bring the family out to Broken Arrow’s Rooster Days, the oldest festival in the state of Oklahoma!  This year will ­commemorate the 82nd event and will be held May 10-12, 2013.

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Something Bugging You?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: May 2013

Bug Force owner Darryl Grimm sells Greenway Formula 7 ­products at a Tulsa business ­location and online.

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Crawfish Invade Tulsa

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2013

On Saturday, May 18, you are invited to experience a bit of Cajun cuisine right here in Tulsa.

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Prepare Thyself for Merriment

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2013

Travel to 1539 Castleton for the Castle of Muskogee’s Oklahoma Renaissance Festival.

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Fostering Hope

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: May 2013

Foster parents are truly special individuals.

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Sip, Savor & Shop

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2013

Claremore is the place to be for great food, family-friendly fun, free entertainment and much more on Saturday, May 4 as downtown kicks off its Sip, Savor & Shop eve…

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Living Longer, Living Stronger

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2013

Thousands of Oklahomans live with chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, stroke, arthritis, and pain.

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Get Hip to Dr. LaButti

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2013

n 2012, Kathy Hill, of Tulsa, had her right hip replaced by Dr. Ronald LaButti. “I’d had my left hip replaced in 2003,” Kathy says.

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Stiletto Sprint for Success

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Other | Issue: May 2013

While Dress for Success Tulsa has watched many of the 1,167 women suited last year alone cross the employment finish line, it is now time to cheer on ­volunteers, contr…

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Say Goodbye to Unwanted Hair

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2013

Most people will agree – shaving or waxing unwanted body hair is frustrating, time-consuming, and a big hassle. And no one wants razor burn or stubble!

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Our Family Taking Care of Yours

By: Susan Erler | Category: Pets | Issue: May 2013

Nothing is more important than the health of your family ­members, and that includes your four-legged family members too.

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Fitness on the Green

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2013

If you are not familiar with Guthrie Green, here’s a great opportunity to get acquainted.

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You Can Count on Granite

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2013

The term “flipping” has become popular in the real estate world in the past decade; in fact, there are even several television shows dedicated to the subject.

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Honoring Legacy by Continuing Tradition

By: Susan Erler | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2013

Many traditions come and go these days. In fact, traditions seem to last only a short time before they fall to the wayside due to lack of interest or lack of support.

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Saving Lives One Net at a Time

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: May 2013

Kairos 10 was founded in 2010 as a result of medical mission trips and a desire to treat ­children with malaria.

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Need a Yard Makeover?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: May 2013

Lawns By Nature owner Andrew Martin is excited to be ­celebrating his company’s 16th anniversary this year.

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Time for Spring Cleaning

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2013

Owner Maggie Reyes started her business, Lucas Premier Cleaning, four years ago.

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Trail Days King and Queen

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2013

As a new business owner in 1995, Tim Rich was initiated into the spirit of the Owasso community when he was dumped onto a parking lot from the bed of a red Radio Flyer, …

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Art Bike Tulsa

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2013

Each year the National MS Society Oklahoma hosts a variety of special fundraising events for the purpose of raising awareness about multiple sclerosis.

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Savings and Variety Abound Downtown

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2013

If shopping is on your agenda for May, downtown Claremore is the place to be.

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Yesterday You Said Tomorrow

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2013

Muhammad Ali once said, “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men…Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare.

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Everything You Need for Spring

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: May 2013

“Regardless of geographical region or culture gardening is perhaps the most common and shared experience of Nature,” said S. Kelley Harrell.

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Quality Health Care that Costs Less

By: Susan Erler | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2013

When was the last time you left a doctor’s visit and felt like you mattered?

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Solutions to Stop Texting and Driving

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2013

We’ve all experienced it, driving down the highway or pulling up to a four-way stop and plainly seeing other drivers staring at their cell phones instead of ­paying attention to the road.

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Rev Up Your Savings

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2013

Refinancing your vehicle loan (for a land or water cruiser) could save you money.

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Protect Your Identity

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2013

RCI Insurance Group in Claremore will host a free Community Paper Shredding Event on Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to noon.

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Reveal Yourself

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2013

Several months ago, when Nicole McGinnis opened Reveal Salon & Aesthetics, she wanted to create more than just a place where people could come for skin, hair and nai…

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Honoring Loved Ones with Dignity

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Professional Services | Issue: May 2013

For those who are left behind, a funeral provides an opportunity to celebrate the life and ­accomplishments of a loved one -- a chance to say goodbye.

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Simplifying Plumbing Problems

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2013

“Robertson Plumbing Supply has the largest inventory of repair parts in the state,” says owner Eric Danels.

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All Gave Some and Some Gave All

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Education | Issue: May 2013

“All Gave Some and Some Gave All.” This is the theme of the Oklahoma Military Academy Alumni Reunion on June 7-8 at Rogers State University, and the public is invite…

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Day Camp for Kids

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2013

Janis Fraley, director of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Broken Arrow, is ­looking forward to the ­organization’s annual Summer Day Camp.

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Get Your Kicks on Route 66

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2013

The 24th annual Route 66 Blowout Car Show and Festival returns to Sapulpa Main Street on Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. With 46 different classes for cars an…

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Route 66 Salsa Festival

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2013

On Saturday, June 1, the Sapulpa Rotary Club will hold its 6th annual Route 66 Salsa Festival from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Courthouse Plaza parking lot (222 E. Dewey).

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Gold Standard at Silver Arrow

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2013

“We wish we had made the move here sooner!” is what Managers Paul and Vicki Thielker will tell you they hear most often from new residents.

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Find that Special Something

By: Susan Erler | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: May 2013

April showers bring May ­flowers, but the month of May also brings many special ­occasions, each a gift-giving opportunity for loved ones and close friends.

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Golf to Help Save Oklahoma Children

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: May 2013

The Demand Project was ­founded by Jason and Kristin Weis.

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Where Friends and Family Connect

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2013

Walk through the doors of the Victorian-era house and you’ll see pink everywhere.

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Old-Fashioned Customer Service

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2013

Located off the main roads in Owasso is an unassuming small building that many drive by every day, never realizing that inside those walls lies an ­impressive ­collect…

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Outdoor Soccer Returns to Tulsa

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: May 2013

On July 13, 1985, the Tulsa Roughnecks of the North American Soccer League played their final match at the original Driller’s Stadium at 15th and Yale.

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Run for the Roses

By: Kyle Johnston | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2013

Spring has sprung and ­excitement is in the air as Tulsa Boys’ Home prepares for its 9th annual Run for the Roses, a Kentucky Derby party.

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Sugar and Spice and Everything Sassy

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2013

If you’re a Southern girl with spunk and class, Kelly Corey and Marti Coleman can outfit, adorn, and style both your body and abode. As the name implies, Twisted Soul Sisters is anything but the norm.

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Richest Noodling Showdown Comes to Claremore

By: Tanya Andrews | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2013

Claremore is known for its many Oklahoma legends.

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Serve for Youth

By: Liz Cary | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2013

May is tennis month! If you enjoy tennis at any level, ­consider playing in the fourth annual Serve for Youth tennis tournament in Claremore, Friday, May 17 through Sunday, May 19.

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Top Rodeo Competitors on Board

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2013

The Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo has always been a popular venue for cowboys and cowgirls on their way to qualify for the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas each year.

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Happy Pets While You’re Away

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Pets | Issue: April 2013

“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Anyone with a pet can relate to this quote – our dogs, cats, horses, reptiles and birds…

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Assistance for Seniors and Their Families

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: April 2013

When the time comes to transition an elderly loved one out of their home and into an assisted living facility, nursing home or similar type of community, numerous questions arise.

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Boots and BBQ

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

Most people consider barbecue to be true American cuisine. But some may not know just how truly American this creation is.

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Night at the Museum

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2013

On Friday, April 19, the Broken Arrow Historical Society Museum will host its first “Night at the Museum” fundraiser from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will take …

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Fido Fun Run

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Pets | Issue: April 2013

Dog owners: mark your ­calendars for April 27, 2013!

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Singing for the Community Since 1986

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

With a mixture of music – from old casual songs to more modern ones – the Claremore Community Chorus invites the public to attend their free ­concert set for Tuesda…

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Let Our Family Take Care of Yours

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2013

Community Home Health, Inc. (CHH) has been providing home health services for over 20 years.

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BEE a S-T-A-R

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

Spelling bees have been around since the 1800s, and the first National Spelling Bee was held in 1925 (with the winning word being “gladiolus”).

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Two Knee Replacements, One Surgeon

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2013

Leroy Moore, of Tulsa, had both knees replaced with Dr. Ronald LaButti. “I had cartilage removed from my left knee in 1969 and had the same ­operation on the right knee in 1983,” Leroy says.

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Raising Funds for a Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

Handcrafted soaps and body products, woodcraft products, boutique items and home décor, along with other items will be available at the 2nd Annual Spring Craft Show hos…

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Exit this Way, Please

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Other | Issue: April 2013

After completing their first year in business, EXIT Realty has established themselves in Tulsa as a realty company that is bounding above the rest.  Established in …

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Rope in Family Fun

By: Tanya Andrews | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2013

Visit Claremore welcomes the 8th Annual Green Country Classic Ranch Rodeo (GCCRR), coming April 26 and 27.

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Legacy of Healing

By: Susan Erler | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2013

Many know by now that Dr. Wanda Harris, beloved friend, physician and healer, recently passed away.

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Spring Cleaning and Earning

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2013

Are you overwhelmed with the clutter of toys, outgrown sports equipment, old movies, and piles of your children’s clothing that don’t fit any longer?

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Receive Your Full Retirement Benefits

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2013

Linda Rainwater is an Edward Jones Financial Advisor who believes in investing her time to understand what her clients are working toward before investing their money.

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Free Haircut for Locks of Love

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2013

Spring is in the air, and now is the perfect time to change up your appearance with a fresh new look.

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Enriching Young Lives

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Education | Issue: April 2013

For the past 35 years, the ­mission of Mustard Seed Christian Preschool, a ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Claremore, has been to create an environment where c…

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Walk MS Tulsa

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2013

Be inspired. Get connected.

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New Boutique Is Taking Flight

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2013

When their doors opened in downtown Claremore last November, Susan Todd and Cari Bohannan never imagined the wild success of Nesting Necessities & Boutique.

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Staying Home on Weekends Is Nutty

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2013

You’ve been there before: it’s Saturday morning and the kids are anxious to get out and do something fun, but you have no idea where you can take them. And in this economy, cost is always a concern.

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Dinner Extravaganza to Benefit Charities

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

The Parish of St.

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The 411 on IRAS

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2013

For anyone who hasn’t figured out what to do with your tax refund, one option might be to make a contribution to your retirement account.

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Home of Rustic Elegance

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2013

Owners Clinton and Robin Taylor will soon celebrate one year at their family business, The Refuge Lifestyle.

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Relay For Life

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

When one stands on the expanse of lawn, trees and sidewalk in front of the Rogers State University auditorium, it is hard to imagine this park-like setting bustling with…

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Church’s Outreach Ministry Is Rock Steady

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

Pastors Billy Joe and Theresa Watts began their outreach ­ministry at The Rock Church in September of 2007.

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Day of Health and Fun for Seniors

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

Free health screenings, great door prizes, free breakfast and lunch, bingo with fabulous prizes and information from local businesses is on tap for the 25th annual Roger…

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Tee Off to Help Others

By: Cassie Woods | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

For 28 years, the Rogers County Training Center’s annual Golf Classic has drawn hundreds of golfers who love the game and love helping others.

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Can You Walk a Mile in Her Shoes?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

Four-footed walkers will be joining the cause to bring awareness to and raise funds for domestic violence and sexual assault in Rogers and Mayes Counties, when Safenet S…

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Jump In!

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2013

If your children do not know how to swim, now is the time to jump in and enroll them in Sapulpa Aquatics Center’s ­summer classes!

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Vendors Sought for Route 66 Blowout

By: Annette Bowles | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2013

Event organizers are seeking vendors for the Route 66 Blowout – Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show.

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Shearing Sheep the Biblical, Historical and Global Way

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2013

Woolly Weekend, an annual event at Shepherd’s Cross, was born from a desire to teach people about sheep, their value and their products.

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Lawn Care Company with Credentials

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2013

SoonerLawn has been providing northeast Oklahomans with ­top-notch lawn service for the past ten years.

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There’s a New Crew in Town

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Other | Issue: April 2013

What initially began as a health agency, The Insurance Crew found its start with the upheaval in the market.

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Make Your Memories Into Art

By: Susan Erler | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2013

Life moves along at a dizzying pace. Major events happen to all of us and if we don’t take the time to document them, it is easy to forget all the important details.

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Grow Your Garden

By: Mike Blake | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2013

Is it spring yet? Even if you can’t tell by the weather, now’s the time to be planning your garden.

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Cash In On Old Treasures

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Other | Issue: April 2013

In this economy, a little extra cash is hard to find, but Tulsa Gold and Gems has the perfect solution.

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Don’t Forget Medicine Cabinets During Spring Cleaning

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2013

Those looking for drugs no longer have to meet shady ­dealers in dark street corners.

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Will You Run?

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

It’s time to lace up the running shoes for the 4th annual Will Rogers Memorial Race, which will take runners through the scenic Rogers State University Nature Reserve.…

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Spring Brings Swarming Termites

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2013

It’s that time of year, so don’t be surprised when you see pesky termites swarming. These pests usually appear during the month of April and are a “red flag” that termites are in your area.

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Superior Patient Care in Your Own Backyard

By: Susan Erler | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2013

They are your neighbors, their children attend school with yours, they shop at the same places you do – they are the ­radiologists and staff at Advance Imaging. Located at 1110 W. Will Rogers Blvd.

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You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

By: Susan Erler | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2013

Walking through the doors of Advanced Vision Center & Eyewear Boutique, located at 860 S. Lynn Riggs Blvd., you may wonder if you are in the right place.

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Become a Hero

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2013

Dr. Larry Rice, president, Rogers State University, has been selected to be the chairman for the Rogers County 2013 “HEROES for the American Red Cross” campaign.&nbs…

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AVB Bank Announces New President and CEO

By: Kelli Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: March 2013

AVB Bank announced Ted Cundiff has been named ­president and chief executive officer (CEO). Cundiff will assume his role effective March 1, 2013.

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A Cut Above the Rest

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Pets | Issue: March 2013

Patience is one word that Beth Holmes uses to describe her job as a dog groomer. Holmes owns and operates Beth’s Pawfection Dog Grooming.

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Paint Inola Green

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2013

As the old adage goes, “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure.” Regardless of the ­origin of this saying, it is ­definitely true when it comes to garage sa…

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There’s a New Kid in Town

By: Cassie Woods | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2013

With three months now under his belt as the leader of the City of Claremore, City Manager Jim Thomas is already making big plans for forward movement.

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Celebrate St. Paddy's Day Downtown

By: Cindy Bissett | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2013

Would you like to win a Pot o’ Gold?

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Relief After 30 Years of Knee Pain

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2013

Gary Raleigh, of Owasso, turned to Dr. Ronald LaButti after decades of problems with his right knee.  “I’ve had so many injuries to my knee,” says Gary.

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Oklahoma’s Largest Wine Tasting Festival

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: March 2013

Enjoy a day of education, fun and celebration of Oklahoma’s wine industry at the 10th annual Flying Fez Wine Festival on Saturday, March 9 at the Bedouin Shrine Temple in Muskogee.

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Exceeding Expectations

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2013

Following storm damage, Fowler Chevrolet of Tulsa has spent 18 months with remodeling projects that have brought the family-owned dealership to a high ­performance standard.

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Is It Time Yet?

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2013

Kent Kantor has been repairing, sealing, and staining grout for over 14 years. The most common problem that locals experience in terms of grout care is timing.

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Health Care Reform – Pay or Play?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2013

The Holmes Organisation will present a free seminar, “Health Care Reform – Pay or Play?” on Wednesday, April 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The seminar will be presented …

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Shopping for a Cause

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2013

Spring is blooming, and now is the time to stock up on gifts for upcoming graduations, ­weddings, baby showers and birthday parties.

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A Local Classic Is Back

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2013

If you lived in northeastern Oklahoma during the 50s, 60s, or 70s, when you hear the word barbeque the first name that most likely comes to mind is Knotty Pine.

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Ladies Day Out

By: Dell Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2013

The eighth annual women’s show, “Ladies Lifestyle Extravaganza,” is scheduled for Saturday, April 6 at the Claremore Expo Center.

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Could Your Old Driveway Use Some Curb Appeal?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2013

As a homeowner in northeastern Oklahoma, you’ve probably already discovered that winter snow, ice and corrosive salt take their toll on your home’s driveway.

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It’s Time to Draw a Line in the Sand

By: Susan Erler | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2013

These days, fitness centers can be seen all over, each trying to get your attention with hopes of gaining you as a member.

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Want WoW White Teeth?

By: JoAnn Frizell& Alisha Bratt | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2013

Local Tulsa dentist Dr. Mark Davis, owner of Perfect Smile, defines his practice as the place where dentistry meets the latest in technology and unparalleled professional expertise.

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Spring Clean Your Mortgage

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2013

When is the last time you reviewed your mortgage statement? Could a refinance save you money?

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Easter Extravaganza

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2013

“Let the resurrection joy lift us from loneliness and weakness and despair to strength and ­beauty and happiness,” said Floyd W. Tomkins.

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Beautiful Living

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2013

It started out over 15 years ago in the old Claremore Armory on the corner of Patti Page and Lynn Riggs Boulevards.

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Beautiful Lawns Don’t Happen By Chance

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2013

Clyde Moore said, “There’s one good thing about snow, it makes your lawn look as nice as your neighbor’s.” Northeast Oklahomans haven’t received quite enough s…

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A Tale Spun of Friendship

By: Terry Grufik | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2013

Spotlight Children’s Theatre will present “Charlotte’s Web” March 1-3 and 8-10 at the Spotlight Theater, 1381 Riverside Dr. in Tulsa.

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Get Glowing

By: Susan Erler | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2013

Cold temperatures mixed with overcast, cloudy days and lots of time spent indoors will all soon be a thing of the past.

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Have You Been Hurt?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: March 2013

Many people suffer a serious injury and are unsure what to do next.

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Mullin Is a Mainstay

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2013

Mullin Plumbing has been ­serving Oklahomans for 40 years with offices in Broken Arrow and Oklahoma City.

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Buying or Selling a Vehicle?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2013

Monte Freeman is general ­manager of America’s Auto Auction of Tulsa. He and his team provide services to ­automobile dealers and the ­public with two auctions per week throughout most of the year.

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Bowl for Kids’ Sake

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2013

Would you like to help change the life of a child forever?

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Build Your Child’s Spring Wardrobe

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2013

With spring only a month away, many parents may be examining their children’s wardrobes in anticipation of warmer temperatures, making it the perfect time to visit Chi…

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Calling All Outdoor Enthusiasts

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2013

Hunting, fishing, camping, ­hiking, boating – in other words, all things outdoors – will be coming to Claremore for the Outdoor Sporting Expo, March 1-3.

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Boogying to Benefit the Community

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2013

Dancers will be jiving, swinging and tangoing their way across the Robson Performing Arts Center stage on Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. as part of “A Celebration of Help…

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Insuring Small Business Success

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2013

There is an old Native American proverb that says, “Never ­criticize a man until you have walked a mile in his moccasins.” This saying is often used in ­reference …

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Surgeon Has Knee Up on the Competition

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2013

Roberta Maxwell is one of many patients who came to Dr. Ronald LaButti after having a less than ideal experience with a different doctor.

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Focus on Your Photography Skills

By: John Owen | Category: Photography | Issue: February 2013

Nationally known, industry-­leading photographers will be presenting a series of classes for professional and would-be ­professional photographers at the SpiritBank Ev…

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Healthy Water, Healthy Living

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2013

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, if you drink your daily recommended eight glasses of water from the tap, it will cost you about 50 cents per year. …

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Business and Owner You Can Rely On

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2013

“Many people have the concept that all wood refinishing is messy and that remodelers always take longer,” says Gleam Guard ­owner Tracy Booth.

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Get to Goodwill

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2013

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa has reached out to area ­communities with programs and services, training facilities, and retail stores for 86 years.

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You Can Afford to Go to the Doctor

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2013

This flu, cold and virus season has been a real doozy – it’s nearly impossible to go a day without hearing about something “going around” at work, school and throughout the community.

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Is It Time Yet?

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2013

Kent Kantor has been repairing, sealing, and staining grout for over 14 years. The most common problem that locals experience in terms of grout care is timing.

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You Can’t Go Wrong with Jewelry and Roses

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2013

J. David Jewelry in Broken Arrow makes shopping fun and value-packed with their exquisite gift offerings for Valentine’s Day. J. David is family owned and operated by Joel and Kendra Wiland.

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Valentine’s Gifts with a Kick

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2013

Mark your calendars for February 9 and 10 for the Valentine’s Day Arts and Craft Show at the J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum in Claremore.

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Make Our Garden Grow

By: Lori Hutson | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2013

The Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden recently unveiled its new 25-year master plan and officially launched Phase II of the Garden’s ­development.

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Want WoW White Teeth?

By: JoAnn Frizell& Alisha Bratt | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2013

Local Tulsa dentist Dr. Mark Davis, owner of Perfect Smile, defines his practice as the place where dentistry meets the latest in technology and unparalleled professional expertise.

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Enjoy Your Retirement in Style and Ease

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2013

Prairie Rose is a holiday ­retirement community located at 74th Street and Riverside in Tulsa, and is for anyone 55 years or older looking for an independent retirement…

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Get the Right Fit for Your Face and Eyes

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2013

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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Your Car Is Covered for Collision Repairs

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2013

Ralph Higinbotham and his partner, Monte Whitaker, have built Premier Collision Center of Broken Arrow on the ­principles of quality, service, experience and integrity.

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Take Action to Save More Effectively

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2013

Saving money doesn’t have to be a daunting task. In fact, it’s the little things that make the biggest difference when it comes to improving your financial health. Take it one small step at a time.

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Bouncing BBQ Dinner

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2013

The 8th annual Bouncing BBQ Dinner will benefit the Salvation Army’s youth ­programs in Broken Arrow on Friday, March 1.

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Stone Mill Expands

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2013

Stone Mill Manufactured Stone sprang to life at the beginning of 2009.

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Have a Seat, My Sweet

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2013

When Kristen (Pallett) LaMont graduated with her degree in interior design from the University of Central Oklahoma this past May, she headed right back to her hometown of Owasso.

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Changing Lives through Early Music Education

By: Lou Cleland | Category: Education | Issue: February 2013

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

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Wow Your Valentine

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2013

Vincent Anthony Jewelers has locations in Tulsa and Broken Arrow.

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Revolutionary New Dental Treatment

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: January 2013

Dr. Dennis J. Carlile and staff at A Family Dentist are proud to be offering the revolutionary TruDenta TM system designed to diagnose and treat headaches, migraines, fa…

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Help Finding the Right Homes for Seniors

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Professional Services | Issue: January 2013

Do you have an elderly loved one – perhaps your mother, father or a grandparent – whose current home is no longer the best place to live?

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Don’t Suffer from Garage Door Grief

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: January 2013

What’s more frustrating than preparing to leave the house for work or an appointment only to find that your garage door ­cannot be opened because the torsion spring has broken in half?

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90-Day Weight Loss Challenge

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Other | Issue: January 2013

Malissa Spacek of BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center has strong concerns over the grim outlook concerning Oklahoma’s obesity percentage, which was at an alarming rate…

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Can’t-Miss Shows in February

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: January 2013

The Spotlight Series at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center continues to bring world-class entertainment to Broken Arrow. In February, two very unique shows keep the series going.

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Speaking with Faith

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2013

Christian author Carol Round always tells people, “If you had told me when I was younger that I would be speaking in front of large groups of my peers, I would have re…

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Helping Inola Grow

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: January 2013

Carolcells: the name of the shop is as unique as the lady who owns it.

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One-Stop Shop for Quilters

By: Cassie Woods | Category: Retail | Issue: January 2013

In August of last year, Jan Bemies decided to turn a long-time hobby into a business when she opened Claremore’s only specialty fabric store, on the ­corner of Blue Starr Drive and Davis Avenue.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Soul Food Cook Off Weekend

By: Cassandra Gaines | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: January 2013

The 9th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Soul Food Cook Off is coming upon us. Nothing like smelling the aroma of the many dishes that will be in store for your taste buds.

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Knee Pain No More

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2013

John Burgess of Tulsa underwent knee replacement surgery with Dr. Ronald LaButti in 2011 after over two decades of knee problems.     “I was very active…

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Emerge with Beautiful, Healthy Skin

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Other | Issue: January 2013

If you have looked in the mirror lately and felt discouraged by the state of your skin, you will be encouraged to know there is hope and help for healthier, younger-looking skin in Tulsa.

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Ladies, Make Fitness Convenient and Fun

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2013

With the New Year inevitably comes the typical fitness frenzy.

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Larger Location for Fitness Time

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2013

With an additional 1,000 square feet, vaulted ceilings, a ­suspended wood floor in the ­aerobic room and other ­amenities, Fitness Time for Ladies is open for busines…

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Suffering from Sinuses?

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2013

Many times people think they have a cold or sinus infection, when what they are experiencing is allergy induced sinusitis.

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Weight Loss Can Change Your Life

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: January 2013

Kathy Trevino had been ­overweight her entire life, from childhood throughout her teenage and adult years.

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Live an Optimal Life

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2013

It’s another new year, and we all know what that means – it seems as though everyone we come across is resolving to lose weight and get fit.

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Outdoor Sporting Exhibitors May Apply Now

By: Cindy Bissett | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: January 2013

Mark your calendars for March 1-3 for the Outdoor Sporting Expo to be held at the Claremore Expo Center. This special show will be of interest to enthusiasts of all ages and ­outdoor genres.

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Check for Flood Damage Before You Buy

By: Shelly Robinson | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2013

It’s a new year and many on the East Coast are still rebuilding their lives after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy.

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Money Boo-Boos and How to Correct Them

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2013

Get a handle on your finances in 2013. Are you wasting money? We’ve compiled a list of money boo-boos that could be costing you your hard-earned money.

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Rejuvenating Results

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2013

Results Medical Spa is centered on the very thing the name ­suggests: results for patients.

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New Year, New Location

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Pets | Issue: January 2013

Strathe Veterinary Hospital is excited to announce a new ­chapter of growth in their ­business, which first opened in Owasso 20 years ago.

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Beat the Winter Blues

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Professional Services | Issue: January 2013

When Old Man Winter drives everyone indoors, most people only get exposed to sunlight when they run to and from their cars on a clear day.

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Have You Been Hurt?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Professional Services | Issue: January 2013

Many people suffer a serious injury and are unsure what to do next.

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Portraits of a Garden

By: Mike Blake | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: January 2013

To Tulsa area amateur ­photographers of all ages: Tulsa Garden Center offers you the opportunity to exhibit your ­photographic art during the Portraits of a Garden Ama…

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Brides, Plan Your Day in a Weekend

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2013

Brides, grooms and their families can save time, gas, energy, ­confusion and money by ­attending The Tulsa Wedding Show Weekend, January 5-6, 2013.

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Joining Forces for a Common Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2013

Imagine a two-lane highway with two busloads of community ­members headed in the same direction.

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Trust Matters

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: January 2013

Melanie Hasty-Grant and Ken Grant own Waterstone Private Wealth Management, with offices in Owasso and at Utica Square in Tulsa.  “With 20+ combined years of expe…

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