Value News Articles–2015

Don’t Lose Heat This Winter

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: December 2015

Randy and Debi Raper are the owners of Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning.

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Comfort and Luxury for Your Feet

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015

Are you making your Christmas list and checking it twice?

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New Extended Hours at Quick Lane

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2015

Responding to the needs of customers has contributed to the great success of Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center.

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Dynamite Gifts Come in Small Packages

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015

Thanksgiving is history, except for the leftovers and the few extra pounds. Now, it’s time to start thinking about a unique and exquisite gift for that special person in your life.

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Promote the Positive and Pass it On

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2015

Melanie Hasty-Grant and her husband, Ken Grant, are co-owners of Waterstone Private Wealth Management, with offices in Owasso and Utica Square, Tulsa. Together, Melanie and Ken have more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry.

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Invest In Your Health

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2015

Did you know 60% of early deaths are a result of behaviors and/or chronic conditions that are preventable?

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Vast Selection, Outstanding Customer Service

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015

With more than 10,000 square feet of floor space, Owasso Liquor & Wine features a vast selection of beer, wine and liquor to fit every occasion, menu and budget.

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You Can Taste the Difference

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2015

The Pink House of Owasso opened its doors to serve customers on November 2, and owner Margo Stewart and her daughter Shari Beguin report that it has been an excellent opening month of business.

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Gifts Galore

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015

Cari Bohannan, owner of The District on Main, and her staff can help you find the perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for person in your life. “At The District, we know the key questions to ask,” says Cari.

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The Greatest Story Ever Told

By: Vicky Bowlin | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2015

Experience the true story of Christmas at Christview Christian Church’s Bethlehem Walk, a free outdoor walk through a living nativity.

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Scuba Diving Santa Claus Visits Aquarium

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2015

We all know Santa flies over rooftops with his reindeer and slides down chimneys. But have you ever seen a scuba diving Santa Claus?

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‘Ragtime,’ TEN Tenors Mark Exciting December for Broken Arrow PAC

By: Adam Foreman | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2015

It’s lucky number seven for the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center and Kristin Chenoweth Theatre, as the seventh season of the Spotlight Series is celebrated for 2015-2016 with “Legends Alive,” continuing with two amazing shows for December: the Tony-winning Broadway smash “Ragtime: The Musical” on December 8, and the return of The TEN Tenors with their show “Home For The Holidays” on December 15.

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Great Libations and Selection, Great Folks

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015

Charles and Wyvonna Thompson have owned Aspen Liquor for more than 30 years. Located at the corner of 91st and Aspen in Broken Arrow, the business is operated by Store Manager Paula McCarver. Paula’s husband, Morris, is the operation’s beer manager. The fun-loving couple fondly refers to each other as the “Wino” and the “Beer Snob.”

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Reason for the Season

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2015

As we prepare to spend the next month decorating our homes and Christmas trees and purchasing gifts for loved ones, King of Kings Lutheran Church in Glenpool calls us all to remember the true purpose of the Christmas season.

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Debt Free In 5 Steps

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2015

Let’s face it; we live in a buy now, pay later society.

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Trick Out Your Car or Truck

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2015

Jim Glover Chevrolet needs no introduction, but many of you may not know about Glover Customs, the department that can take your car or truck “over the top” with the latest in product and design innovations.

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Experience the Wonder of Christmas

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2015

Celebrate the best of family holiday traditions at The Castle of Muskogee. Take a leisurely drive through Castleton Village, filled with thousands of holiday lights and displays.

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Get Glorious Skin This Season

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2015

’Tis the season to be seen! With family get-togethers, office parties, social events and family portraits filling your calendar in December, you’ll want to look your best.

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Wander the Aisles of Yesteryear

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015

Main Street in downtown Broken Arrow is “The Rose District.” And Yesterday’s Antique Mall is a major anchor on that shopping strip. You may know a little about Broken Arrow’s booming Main Street, with all its new shops and restaurants, but there are still many in metro Tulsa who know little about the area.

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AVB Celebrates Opening of New Rose District Branch

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2015

The grand opening Celebration of the new AVB downtown branch was November 3, 2015. The new bank is located on Main in the heart of Broken Arrow’s Rose District. AVB Bank has been a stalwart fixture throughout the community for 110 years.

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Will’s Country Christmas

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2015

Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch near Oologah will come alive with Christmas holiday lore and activities on Friday and Saturday, December 11 and 12. “Will’s Country Christmas” hours will be from 6 to 9 p.m.

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J. David Is the Ringleader

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015

You already know the facts - Christmas is coming, and it’s imperative you find the perfect gift for the special people in your life. No matter who it is, you simply can’t go wrong with a beautiful piece of jewelry. It is a gift that will be cherished for years to come.

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Holiday Makeover for Your Cabinets

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2015

Cabinets are the most visible and most used element of your kitchen. Everything else in the kitchen revolves around the cabinets!

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Riverside Chevrolet Under New Management

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2015

“We’re bringing back Riverside Chevrolet,” said Billy Caperton of David Stanley’s Riverside Chevrolet. “This dealership has gone through multiple changes in personnel and owners over the past 10 years, and we’re focused on making David Stanley’s Riverside Chevrolet greater than it’s ever been.”

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Theater Seating Now at Domino's

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2015

Dale and Rosie Wills, owners of Domino’s in Owasso, Sapulpa, Sand Springs and West Tulsa, met when they were young’uns working together at a Pizza Inn.

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Time for Tea-Off and Heart of BA

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

What better way to kick off the holiday season than by bringing your family to the Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants Association’s Holiday Tea-Off on Thursday, November 12 and the Heart of Broken Arrow Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday, November 14.

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North South East and Western Wear

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2015

If you live in northeastern Oklahoma you’ve certainly heard the phrase, “North South East and Western Wear®.”

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Thank You, Veterans

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

Continuing a tradition that started eight years ago, MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service is once again sponsoring Claremore’s annual Veterans Day parade, which will start promptly at 11:11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 11.

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It’s a Dickens of a Time

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

Locals and visitors alike put on their best Victorian-era costumes and head downtown for the annual event that kicks off the holiday season in Claremore.

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How to Gift Shop and Stay Debt Free This Holiday Season

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2015

It’s 6 a.m. on Friday and you’re storming through a department store to grab the best bargains of the season.

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Millionaires In Training

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2015

Melanie Hasty-Grant and Ken Grant are the owners of Waterstone Private Wealth Management, with offices in Owasso and at Utica Square in Tulsa. Together they established Waterstone in January of 2003.

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Keep ’Em Flying

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

Tickets are now on sale for the 14th annual “Keep ’Em Flying” Hangar Dance on Saturday, November 7.

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Free Assistance with Medicare Part D Plans

By: Carol Carter | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

For most Medicare beneficiaries, the Medicare Open Enrollment period, which runs through December 7, is their only opportunity each year to enroll or change their healthcare and Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage.

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Paintings of An American Legend

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

The original Mike Wimmer oil paintings from Governor Frank Keating’s book “Will Rogers: An American Legend” have been relocated to the entry gallery of Will Rogers Memorial Museum. Call it serendipity or a home run.

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Do You Choose to Help?

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

How large is your heart? Not physically, but its capacity to love and care for children? What about for children with special needs? Bringing a child into your home to live is a truly benevolent act, but it can be especially challenging when the child has special needs.

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Clear Skin, Healthy Skin

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: November 2015

It’s a common misconception that acne is strictly a problem for teenagers, but if you’re in your 20s, 60s or anywhere in between and prone to breaking out, you’re certainly not alone.

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Honoring a Veteran and His Family

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

In July of last year, a fire destroyed the home of retired U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ronny Sweger, his wife, Claudia, and their young triplet sons, Brooks, Briggs and Brett.

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Volunteers Are a Blessing

By: Carol Carter | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

Bad news seems to be all we ever hear about – crime, evil deeds and illness permeate the news and occupy our daily conversations.

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97 and Going Strong

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

In honor of Veterans Day, we are proud to share the story of a local veteran, Mr. William E. Miller (also known as Bill). At 97 years old, Bill’s life is brimming with personal experiences rooted in major historical events of our country.

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Take the Quest

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2015

“Effective Communication” is the key phrase to success in almost anything we do in life – at work, home with family, and with friends.

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Ten Point Master Plan

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

“Are you familiar with the Ten Point Master Plan of the Rock Church?” asks Pastor Billy Joe Watts. “We need your help in serving God and helping His people through this plan.”

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Go Cajun for the Holidays

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2015

The holiday season is fast approaching, bringing together family, friends and, of course, food. Cajun Ed’s Hebert’s Specialty Meats can be your best friend during this hectic season.

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The Pink House, Owasso

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2015

It’s official! The Pink House is coming to Owasso! The Pink House, Owasso opens on November 2 at 209 N. Main St.

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Festival of Trees

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

Safenet Services’ Festival of Trees jump starts the holiday season in Claremore each year.

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Get Rid of Submental Fullness on the Double

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: November 2015

Is a “double chin” bringing you down? This common condition affects people of all ages and sizes, even those who are otherwise in excellent shape.

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Look and Feel Beautiful

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: November 2015

When you want to look and feel your best, sometimes you need a little help.

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Celebrate Life

By: Mary Waller | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

Celebrating every moment since her cancer diagnosis, Betty Jones, of Tulsa, Okla., was among more than 190 cancer survivors who celebrated their five-year milestone since their first treatment at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) at Southwestern Regional Medical Center.

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Carols and Crumpets

By: Sue Stees | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2015

Come and experience the sights, smells, and sounds of the upcoming holiday season at Carols and Crumpets, the annual herbal craft fair sponsored by the Tulsa Herb Society.

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Swing Your Partner Round and Round

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

“If you know your right hand from your left and can walk a block, you can square dance – whether you’re eight years old or 80,” says Don Williams of the Will Rogers Squares, Claremore’s square dancing club.

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Win Cash for Shopping in Claremore

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

The Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Santa Cash promotion is just around the corner.

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Leading Ladies

By: Jessica Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

Claremore Main Street and the Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the Ladies Lifestyle event.

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Honey, What’s for Thanksgiving Dinner?

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2015

When you want only the best for family and guests, get a honey-kissed™ spiral sliced ham from The Hamlet.

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8th Annual Live Nativity

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2014

As we prepare to spend the next month decorating our homes and Christmas trees and purchasing gifts for loved ones, King of Kings Lutheran Church in Glenpool calls us al…

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McDonald’s Now Has Breakfast All Day

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Restaurants | Issue: October 2015

For the past couple of weeks, the 79 McDonald’s restaurants in Green Country have been enjoying an edge on the chain’s 14,300-plus locations in the United States, by offering a limited breakfast menu beginning on September 14. 

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Improve Your Child's Confidence, End Your Frustration

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Education | Issue: October 2015

Self-esteem is your child’s passport to a lifetime of mental health and social happiness. It is the foundation of a child’s wellbeing and the key to success as an adult. Students who are struggling with schoolwork often feel helpless and inadequate, thus lowering their self-confidence. In turn, you as a parent frequently feel worried and frustrated.

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Awards in Excellence for My Choice In Home Senior Services

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Professional Services | Issue: October 2015

My Choice In Home Senior Services was recently recognized by the Oklahoma Association for Home Care and Hospice (OAHC) for outstanding service and contributions to senior care for the state of Oklahoma.

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See It, Make It, Give It

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2015

Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE) presents “Happy Holiday Gift Ideas” on Monday, October 26 at the OSU Extension Office, 4116 E. 15th St. in Tulsa, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

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Christmas Tree Exhibit Accepting Donations

By: Lori Lewis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2015

Every Christmas season, businesses, organizations, and individuals donate uniquely decorated trees to be on display at the Broken Arrow Historical Society Museum.

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Broken Arrow Youth Basketball Signups Continue

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2015

Online registration for the recreational division of the 2015 season of the Broken Arrow Youth Basketball Association continues through October 9, while space is available, according to Jessica Welch, vice president.

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Step Up To Success

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2015

You only get one chance to make a first impression. Dress for Success Tulsa is here to help disadvantaged women make a winning impression as they transition from unemployment to a successful work environment.

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John E. Koller Jewelry Opens Doors to Larger Location

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: October 2015

Major changes are only days away for John E. Koller Jewelry Designs & Repair; the award-winning jeweler opens the doors to a new, more spacious store this month, in Suite L at 9455 N. Owasso Expressway – less than a mile north of where the store has been for eight years.

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Busy Season for Rogers County Historical Society

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2015

For the Rogers County Historical Society, the next few months are an exciting time as several events are planned to raise funds for the non-profit organization.

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Get Your ‘Credit Swagger’ On

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Real Estate | Issue: October 2015

If you’re considering purchasing or selling your home right now, there are two things you might want to know.

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Live Halloween Freak Show

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2015

Melanie Hasty-Grant and Ken Grant are the owners of Waterstone Private Wealth Management, with offices in Owasso and at Utica Square in Tulsa.

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A Word of Caution about Fraud

By: By D. Meyer, RCB Bank Fraud Department | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2015

I cannot stress enough the importance of using caution when it comes to using the Internet, checking your emails and answering phone calls. Criminals are savvy con artists who steal billions of dollars from people each year.

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Pets and Carpet Can Go Together

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: October 2015

People, pets and carpet will be the focus on October 17 for Adopt-A-Pet Day at Grigsby’s, 4417 S. Sheridan Rd. As part of a nationwide effort to bring together people and pets that needs homes, Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile & Rug Gallery and STAINMASTER® PetProtect® are partnering with the Tulsa SPCA to showcase adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens.

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Gifts from the Heart

By: Bev Schwarzkopf | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2015

Eager shoppers at the October 24th Epsilon Sigma Alpha Benefit Craft Show may focus on finding special holiday gifts for family and friends – they may not realize that they are also bestowing gifts on grateful strangers.

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Zap Bedbugs with Frostbite

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: October 2015

My home is clean, so I’ll never have to worry about bedbugs, right? Wrong! The experts at Mother Nature’s Pest Control say the bedbug problem has reached pandemic proportions.

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Kids and Adults Agree – Corn Maize Doesn’t Shuck

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2015

A fall family-friendly tradition returns with the annual Tulsa Corn Maize in Broken Arrow, featuring two corn maizes (one haunted), children’s activities, fire pits, paintball and more. The fun takes place Friday, October 2 through Sunday, November 8.

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Clinical Trial for Alzheimer’s Disease Accepting Patients

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2015

Tulsa Clinical Research conducts clinical trials in all phases. One of their most vital trials currently is for Alzheimer’s disease, now underway to test a new drug that shows promise for slowing the relentless progression of memory loss and mental decline in Alzheimer’s patients.

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Lower Your Utility Bills

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2015

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

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Comprehensive Care for Children

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2015

School has been in session for a couple months now, and many parents have already received the dreaded phone call (or calls) from their child’s teacher saying, “Johnny has been loud and disruptive in class,” or “Susie is easily distracted and has difficulty paying attention.”

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RVs for Everyone

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2015

Bob Hurley, well-known and respected Oklahoma automotive dealer, partnered with Kim Siex (pronounced “six”) in January of 2013 to launch Bob Hurley RV.

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AVB Opens New Downtown Branch

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2015

Founded in 1905, two years before Oklahoma achieved statehood, the 25-foot-wide AVB Bank was originally at Main and Dallas in downtown Broken Arrow.

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New Boot Camp Classes at Fit for Her

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2015

Fit for Her, Owasso’s premier fitness center designed entirely from a lady’s point of view, now offers three totally different boot camps for women.

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Halloween Activities for Everyone

By: Renee Profitt | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2015

Expect a bigger, better, and more exciting Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee with new scenes, more actors, and new merchants.

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Providing Stability and Compassion to Rogers County

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Professional Services | Issue: October 2015

MMS-Payne Funeral Home & Cremation Service has been a mainstay in Rogers County since opening over 100 years ago.

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An Eerie and Bizarre Affair

By: Kendra Blevins | Category: Education | Issue: October 2015

The 2015 Tulsa Girls Art School fundraiser, Through a Child’s Eye Gala: Inspiring Individuality, The Addams Family, is inspired by the works of iconic cartoonist Charles Addams, whose work was recently brought to Tulsa by Tulsa Girls Art School (TGAS), and the Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education.

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Uncorking the Cure for MS

By: Gena Hyde | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2015

On Thursday, October 15, the National MS Society will host the 14th annual Uncorking the Cure for MS with a western chic theme at the legendary Cain’s Ballroom.

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Ranchers, Ropers and Wranglers

By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2015

Calling all ranchers, ropers and wranglers! It’s “Hats Off to Will,” Will Rogers’s birthday celebration. The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club will host their annual “Will Roger’s Day” luncheon and silent auction Saturday, November 7, 2015 at 1 p.m.

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Honesty, Integrity, Respect and Trust

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2015

Jim Glover Chevrolet is proud to be a family-owned and operated Tulsa Chevrolet dealer.

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Treating Customers Like Family

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: September 2015

Steve Kissee, owner of Jack Kissee Ford in Claremore, is the son of the late founder, Jack Kissee. The company has been family owned since 1958, and Steve has been at the helm since 1980. Mr. Kissee says he, the family and every employee are relentlessly focused on treating every customer like family. “Whether you live in Claremore, Owasso or anywhere in the greater Tulsa area,” said Mr. Kissee, “we want the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to you.”

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Lower Back Pain Relief Without Surgery

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2015

Suffering from daily back pain is, well, a pain in the back. Chiropractic physician Dr. Craig Day has more than 30 years of experience working with patients to eliminate the lower back pain and sciatica they suffer from herniated or deteriorated discs, and he does so without drugs or surgery. “If a patient is able to feel better,” says Dr. Day, “they are also able to live better. And that’s our goal.”

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Injured Athletes Can Seek Saturday Morning Treatment

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2015

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), participation in organized sports is on the rise. Nearly 30 million children and adolescents participate in youth sports in the United States. The increase in sports participation has led to some startling statistics concerning injuries among America’s young athletes. High school athletes account for an estimated two million injuries, 500,000 doctor visits and 30,000 hospitalizations each year.

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Receive Your Full Retirement Benefits

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2015

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. “Working closely with you and your CPA, attorney, and other professionals, I can help determine the most appropriate financial strategy for you and your family. I can also help with your retirement ­savings strategy so you have more options when you retire, regardless of what you decide to do,” she explains.

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Founder of Rustic Cuff to Speak at Ladies Lifestyle

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2015

Ladies, this event is just for you! The Ladies Lifestyle event is returning, but with a slight format change this year. The 10th annual affair is set for Thursday, October 8 at the new Claremore Conference Center at 1400 Country Club from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. Ladies will discover an array of shopping opportunities as well as booths offering information appealing to women of all ages.

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Affordable Pain Relief

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2015

Until now, people who suffer from neck or back pain due to disc bulge, disc herniation, degenerative joint and disc disease, spinal stenosis or sciatica had very few options, and most of those options didn’t provide much help.

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Boots and Bling

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2015

They’re the workers who staff Show Recycling Center, do onsite shredding for the City of Sapulpa, go out on curbside and commercial recycling pickups in Sapulpa and Tulsa, and help provide the landscaping services for Sapulpa Main Street. All of them are adults with developmental disabilities. Thanks to Show, Inc., approximately 100 people receive employment training that provides them a paycheck.

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Rolling Thunder Dragster Available to Local Charities

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Automotive | Issue: September 2015

When someone says, “funny cars,” do you think of your ­neighbor’s car? How about your son’s jalopy always needing gas? Wikipedia describes funny cars as “a type of drag ­racing vehicle and a specific racing class in organized drag racing. Funny cars are ­characterized by ­having tilt-up ­fiberglass or carbon fiber automotive bodies over a ­custom fabricated chassis, giving them an appearance similar to manufacturers’ showroom models. They have forward-mounted engines, placed in front of the driver, as opposed to dragsters, which place the engine behind the driver.”

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Restore Your Youthful Appearance

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2015

Are you seeking to restore your youthful appearance without resorting to surgery? During the month of September, A New Image Cosmetic Laser Center in Claremore is offering specials on two laser treatments: LimeLight Photo Facial and Laser Genesis Skin Therapy. LimeLight Photo Facial is designed to treat skin redness, tiny veins, brown spots and sun damage. According to Candi Budde, laser technician, each procedure takes about 45 minutes to an hour and generally involves two to three sessions over several months. “The skin needs to regenerate, so appointments are scheduled four to six weeks apart,” she says. “However, patients usually start to see improvement after the first treatment, depending on what we are dealing with. Brown spots will shrink and begin to flake off over a 7 to 10 day period.”

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Putting the Puzzle Pieces Together

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Education | Issue: September 2015

Does your child experience any of the following challenges: inability to stay focused, test anxiety, inability to complete assignments on time, struggles with reading fluency and comprehension, acts impulsively, or exhibits symptoms of dyslexia? Help is on the way! Dr. Trissy Pitkin, founder of Academic Advantage, LLC, offers help and hope for children who struggle with any of these challenges. Dr. Pitkin, who has 24 years of experience in both the public and private school sector, specializes in dyslexia remediation, reading challenges, attention training, and test taking techniques, as well as having extensive training in ADD/ADHD.

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Biking to Create a World Free of MS

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2015

Join hundreds of bicyclists on Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, as they venture on a 150-mile journey from Norman to Guthrie to Stillwater to have fun and help create a world free of multiple sclerosis (MS). Bike MS, now in its 30th year, is recognized as the premier fundraising cycling series in the nation. Bike MS: The Road Divided 2015 is the area effort that provides vital support to 4,400 local individuals diagnosed with MS.

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Sizzling September Entertainment

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2015

Bluegrass, country, gospel, contemporary Christian, classic rock, Western swing classics and some R&B music are on tap for the 36th annual Bluegrass & Chili Festival at the Claremore Expo Center grounds, set for September 10-12, according to Dell Davis, Chamber of Commerce CEO. “Celebrating our 36th year as a festival is exciting,” she says. “That’s a long time for a festival to last and maintain a great reputation.”

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A Day in the Country

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2015

The Eden Mennonite Country Festival will be held Saturday, September 26 in Inola and will feature delicious food, fun family activities, a car show, live entertainment, live and silent auctions, a bike ride and more. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy an exciting autumn day in the country.

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Dignity, Respect, Relationship, Independence

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Education | Issue: September 2015

Millions of men and women in the United States live with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Every day, individuals struggle with impairment in functions most of us take for granted, and they often find themselves separated from involvement in a world that doesn’t know how to respond to their needs – a world that either doesn’t notice or chooses to ignore their presence. The history of society’s treatment of men and women with disabilities has been filled with personal tragedy, ranging from the damaging assumption that they are capable of so little, so they should be allowed to do little, to the unspoken fearfulness that has led to efforts to isolate or harm those who could not defend themselves. Many still endure physical and verbal abuse, extreme neglect, and ridicule. Even more are left without opportunities to truly live, thrive, and find purpose in their lives because it is assumed that they are incapable of productive work, meaningful relationships, and a fulfilling life.

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Help for Today, Hope for Tomorrow

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2015

Register now as a team or individual to walk the “Hope Walk” to support Huntington’s disease (HD) research. HD slowly diminishes an individual’s ability to walk, think, talk and reason.

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Focus on Success and It Will Come

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2015

Within the world of clicking for an answer and multi-tasking, getting plugged in has a totally different meaning at Martial Arts Academy; it means “focus.” Very simply, use your brain and concentrate on the task at hand in the moment.

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Road Guide Ahead

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2015

A major milestone in the life of a family is when their teen becomes eligible to get his or her driver’s license. While teenagers are excited about the prospect, parents are concerned about their safety, and rightly so.

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Changing Seasons, Changing Skin

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2015

The seasons are changing – hooray for jeans and comfy sweaters! Along with the cooler temperatures, you may notice your skin changing as well. Dryness and a dull complexion are common complaints during the fall and winter months. While many people are preparing for a busy social season, they want their skin to look its best, desiring a youthful glow, fewer wrinkles, and hydrated pores. According to Nicole McGinnis, owner of Reveal Salon & Aesthetics, a new treatment is available that she and other skin care professionals say is a breakthrough in anti-aging technology.

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101 Years of Fun and Education

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2015

Once again, a fireworks show will kick off the opening night of the annual Rogers County Fair on Thursday, September 17 at 8:45 p.m. Free concerts, carnival rides, livestock shows and a host of other family-fun activities are on tap for the 101st year of the fair.

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Helping Students Succeed

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Education | Issue: September 2015

Rogers State University is helping increase the number of Oklahoma youth who graduate high school and enroll in and complete postsecondary education through a program that identifies and assists middle and high school students from at-risk backgrounds who have the potential to succeed in higher education.

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Cruise into Claremore for a Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2015

Over 300 vintage, modified and antique cars as well as motorcycles are expected to roll into Claremore on September 25 for the 8th annual Route 66 Cruisers Car & Motorcycle Show. The cruise-in begins at 4 p.m. with music and door prizes at Ne-Mar Center.

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Tulsa Boys’ Home Promotes Public Awareness

By: Kyle Johnston | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2015

Since 1918, Tulsa Boys’ Home has been helping heal Oklahoma’s young boys dealing with abuse, neglect, and drug addiction. They have recently initiated a new public awareness campaign to show anyone and everyone just how their mission is delivered. They’re called Hope Tours, and Tulsa Boys’ Home wants you to be at the next one!

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An Evening of Wine & Roses

By: Mike Blake | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2015

Exceptional wines and creative hors d’oeuvres to please the most sophisticated palette blend with the scent of roses and gentle breezes whispering through the trees to create an exceptional sensory experience at the 21st annual An Evening of Wine & Roses. The region’s oldest and largest wine tasting event will be held on September 25, 2015, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Tulsa Municipal Rose Garden.

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Patients Come First

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2015

George, a retired professional, returns home from a visit to the My Dentist office in Bixby after deciding to change dentists. He discusses the experience with his wife, Laura. George notes to her that the Tulsa metro area has plenty of dentists who can do a decent dental job, “But it’s different there. I talked to everyone and found a friendly atmosphere with happy, smiling employees. One employee quickly assured me that it’s okay being reluctant going to the dentist.”

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Replacement Driveways Done Right, Priced Right, On Time

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2015

A driveway that is pitted and stained, with grass growing between the cracks, instantly steals curb appeal from a home. Not to mention the safety hazard of walking over an uneven surface from tree roots under the drive.

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Three Simple Steps to Kick-start Savings at Any Age

By: By Terry Lockhart, Sr. Vice President, Loan Offic | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2015

One summer when I was young, I wanted to buy a four wheeler. My parents told me if I could save $500, they would pay the difference. I mowed yards and hauled hay bales all summer until I reached my goal. I loved that four wheeler, and probably more so because I had to work hard to get it.

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Dental Care for All Ages

By: Dr. White | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2015

Dr. Steven White of White Smile Cosmetic & Family Dentistry.

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Thanks for the Memories

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: September 2015

After 11 years in business, owner Jerri Ann Currey is sad to announce that she is closing the doors of The Scrapbook Store in Owasso. “We are all so thankful to the community for their years of patronage at The Scrapbook Store. We have gained many regular customers, friends and familiar faces since opening in July of 2004,” says Jerri Ann. “I have truly enjoyed being a local retailer in Owasso. It has been the most fun and exciting time of my life. As the saying goes, however, ‘All good things must come to an end.’ I will miss everyone so much!”

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Say Hay to Tulsa New Holland

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: September 2015

Tulsa New Holland is known for quality products, genuine OEM parts and outstanding service.

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8th Annual Bike Ride Supports Claremore Main Street

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2015

Over 300 cyclists are expected to converge on downtown Claremore Main Street on October 3 for the 8th annual Dickens of a Ride. With cooler weather and fall officially beginning, riders who participate will enjoy the scenic countryside of west Claremore, through Oologah and around Claremore Lake.

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AVB Bank Announces New Vice President of Commercial Lending

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Sign Up Now for Activities at Bluegrass & Chili Festival

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Comfort You Can Count On

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2015

This summer is going to be a doozy.

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American Celebrates America

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2015

In honor of Independence Day, American Heritage Bank presents the 19th annual fireworks show in Sapulpa on Saturday, July 4.For most, July 4th tradition involves friends…

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Not Your Average Neighborhood Bottle Shop

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2015

For those who live in Broken Arrow and enjoy the occasional alcoholic beverage, the name Aspen Liquor is likely to evoke a smile.

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Time to Celebrate

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Professional Services | Issue: July 2015

When Jonathan Schultz mentions he owns The Clock Store, he says the response is usually, “Hey – I got a clock.” The discussion then turns to the story behind the c…

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Advances in Technology Bring Increased Security and Convenience

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Other | Issue: July 2015

Summer is here – the season for vacations and lake adventures. But while you’re out playing, is your home safe? Did you remember to adjust the thermostat?

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Get on the Road to a Car

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2015

Joni Chesser is manager of Green Country Autoplex in Tulsa. The used automobile dealership began operation in 1997, and Joni has managed the sales lot for five years.

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Preparing for the Future?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2015

Are you preparing for retirement, living in retirement, preparing for the unexpected, paying for education, planning your estate and inheritance?  Although our inve…

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Taste the Delights

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Restaurants | Issue: July 2015

Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.” The fact that Pink House owner Margo Stewart has taste is obvious to anyone who has a meal at the restaurant.

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Customer Satisfaction Is Top Priority

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2015

South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge is well known throughout the greater Tulsa area, and helping you find a vehicle and providing outstanding service to it is a vital part …

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Alternative to Back Surgery

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2015

Sometimes not feeling anything can be worse than pain. Clint Mitchell can tell you.    The 20-year American Airlines mechanic knows all about pain.

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Inspiring Gardeners to Create

By: Elizabeth Nash | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: July 2015

The phrase “Inspiring Gardeners to Create” has guided Sue Goetz’s life as a garden designer, writer and speaker. Based in Washington State, Sue is a certified professional horticulturist (CPH).

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Vision Care for Kids

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2015

As summer’s end comes into view, families begin to focus on back-to-school checklists. In the chaos of shopping for clothes and supplies, it is important to remember to bring the kids to their annual eye exam. After all, being able to clearly see the teacher is crucial to successful learning! Dr. Abby Overstreet-Hogle and her staff at Advanced Vision Center and Eyewear Boutique make the entire process of children eye exams convenient, effective and fun. Located in Claremore at 860 S. Lynn Riggs Blvd. near Eggbert’s, Advanced Vision Center is visible from the highway – even if your prescription is outdated. Upon entry, it is plain to see Dr. Overstreet-Hogle’s Eyewear Boutique has it all. Greeted by cheery, knowledgeable staff, patients are encouraged to relax and peruse the vast selection of frames on display.

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Not Your Average Obstacle Course

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2015

Do you have what it takes to conquer one of the most demanding obstacle courses around? Test your ability and endurance at Conquer the Gauntlet on August 22 at Tulsa Raceway Park.

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Footnotes from Felts

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2015

In the 14 years that Mary Ellenburg has worked for Felts Shoes, she’s seen the same phenomenon every August. The little store, tucked into its cozy corner in the Ne-Mar Center, bursts to life with activity. If there were brightly colored lights in the area, one might think it was the holiday season. But it is only August – and area kids are going back to school and making their annual trek to Felts Shoes to get prepared for another lap on their relay to adulthood.

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Getting Real about Real Estate

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Real Estate | Issue: August 2015

Fred Keas has been a real estate broker for over 38 years – quite a feat for an industry often associated with a high agent turnover rate. According to Keas, many people do not stay in the field long-term simply because it is not a career for everyone. “Many people go into real estate thinking it is really easy and they’ll make a ton of money immediately. Agents certainly have potential for good income; however, an agent must be highly self-disciplined, with complete control over their time. They also need to have a reserve of finances, as all sales are straight commission.”

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The Answer to Your Illness Is Found in Wellness

By: By Dr. Michele Neil-Sherwood and Dr. Mark Sherwood | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2015

You are not destined to become a victim of chronic disease! This is one of the guiding principles of the Functional Medical Institute (FMI), where your answer to health and wellness begins. Under the leadership of Dr. Michele Neil-Sherwood (known as Dr. Michele), Internal Medicine/Sports Medicine Physician, and Naturopathic Dr. Mark Sherwood (known as Dr. Mark), one can expect a unique experience of listening, care, and compassion with an unwavering commitment to provide the finest opportunity for total healing. The foundation of FMI rests in a four-pronged approach (known as the ‘4E’ philosophy). The ‘4’ stands for the four elements of a person – physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual. The ‘E’ stands for “EVER.” Dr. Michele asserts, “We want each person to be well in each of these interdependent areas. When a person experiences wellness as a whole, they experience PEACE, rather than experiencing DIS-EASE.”

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Roll the Dice

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2015

It’s that time again! The 8th annual Bunco tournament hosted by the Inola ESA Gamma Pi chapter will be held Saturday, August 22, 2015 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Inola Hay Capital Round-up Club. Attendees will enjoy a thrilling evening of competition, prizes, food and lots of fun. All proceeds will benefit Food 4 Kids at Inola Elementary School, the Compassion Women’s Center, and other community projects. The Food 4 Kids program, sponsored by the Salvation Army, provides backpacks of food for children in need to take home on the weekends. The Compassion Women’s Center in Inola provides pregnancy resources including prenatal care and counseling to women in Rogers County.

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Save Big at JBF

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2015

Having children isn’t cheap – in addition to the multitude of costs that arise, tack on clothing prices and many families are left with a large dent in their bank accounts. One infant outfit, for example, typically costs $12 to $25. According to Investopedia, the average cost for baby clothes is about $60 per month for the first year, totaling $720 a year.

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Visit the “Beach” in Broken Arrow

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2015

As summer reaches its zenith, families have all but exhausted their bag of tricks to keep the kids entertained. Fortunately, the City of Broken Arrow Parks and Recreation Department is bringing a bit of the beach to Broken Arrow. On Saturday, August 15, all are invited to Sand Dazzle.

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Project Back-to-School Runway

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2015

In a blog post by Sarah Edsall, who works with the communications team for Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC), and who has developed close relationships with multiple children from the organization’s four campuses, Sarah relates what she’s learned from her experience: “Every child who comes to live at OBHC brings with them their own individual personality, distinctive care needs and a unique background story. As different as they are from one another, every child I’ve met has something in common. They are good – no, GREAT – kids who are full of potential and hope for their futures. For most children in our care, moving to OBHC was not out of consequence for their own actions, but rather a crisis in their family.”

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It’s No Accident

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: August 2015

It’s never much fun having to take your car to a body shop after it’s been involved in a wreck or even a minor fender bender, but you’ll notice your attitude beginning to improve immediately after walking through the front doors of Premier Collision Center and receiving a heartfelt greeting by Fay Higinbotham. Ralph Higinbotham and his wife Fay own the Broken Arrow collision repair center, and Faye has a way of putting a smile on just about anybody’s face.

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Am I Getting the Right Mortgage for Me?

By: By Jodi Troyer, RCB Bank Mortgage Specialist | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2015

Taking out a loan and assuming debt is a big decision. Your home loan is most likely your largest debt, and making sure you choose the right loan and lender should not be taken lightly. Here are four questions to ask.

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Unique Furniture Store Making Changes

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2015

Big change is coming to eastern Oklahoma’s unique southwest and western furniture store, The Refuge Lifestyle, located in Bixby at 7600 E. 151st St. The Taylor family-owned store is closing its second location in South Tulsa at 71st Street and Hwy. 169. “Our lease ran out,” Clinton Taylor Sr. explained, “and we’re taking advantage of this opportunity to make some big changes to our Bixby store.”

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Embers of Hope

By: Kayla Butler | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2015

Rogers County Youth Services (RCYS) is excited to announce a major change in the format for their annual fundraising event, Embers of Hope. This year, Embers of Hope will take place on August 22, 2015 at the Underwood Cattle Ranch in Verdigris and will be an old-fashioned hoedown complete with a BBQ dinner, dancing, auction items, and a live performance by the world-renowned fiddler, Jana Jae.

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Pilates During Pregnancy

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2015

Beth West attended Pilates classes at Strength of Mind & Body for four years before she became pregnant with her first child. Rather than use it as an excuse to be lazy, Beth continued attending classes throughout her pregnancy and since giving birth to her son, Abraham, seven months ago. “Pilates helped me in so many ways before and after he was born. My job requires me to sit at a desk most of the day, and doing Pilates twice a week helped me stay active and gain a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy,” says Beth. “I also believe it helped prepare me physically and mentally for labor.”

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Accessorize for Back to School

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2015

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright once said: “The difference between humans and other mammals is that we know how to accessorize.” While this was meant as a humorous remark, there is a lot of truth in it. Humans not only know how to accessorize, many of us love to do so! For those in this group, The District on Main in Claremore will be introducing and expanding several popular lines of accessories and clothing this fall, just in time for back to school. When asked which new addition was her favorite, owner Cari Bohannan says, “It’s hard to choose just one favorite! I’m so excited about all the new and expanded products for this season.”

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35 Years of Creating Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: August 2015

With nearly 35 years of experience in remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, Tony Sementi, who owns and operates Tile by Tony in Catoosa, emphasizes, “We do things differently than most contractors.” And as a result, he has developed a “Seven-Point Guide” on How to Pick a Contractor for this type of project.

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Celebrate the Rose District in Southern Summer Style

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2015

Break out your lightest linen outfit and spend a breezy evening in Rose District. White Linen Night: A Summer Celebration draws inspiration from the French Quarter to present an event that will beat the heat and bring a smile to faces.

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Will and Wiley 80 Years Later

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2015

Will Rogers and Wiley Post died in an Alaska plane crash on August 15, 1935. It is often called the “crash heard around the world.” This year the Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will be Saturday, August 15, the 80th anniversary of the history-making event, when bold headlines in newspapers all over the world carried the story.

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Become a Roper

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2015

Volunteers are an active part of the mission of Will Rogers Memorial Museums’ daily operations and programs. A training program for a new class of Will Rogers Ropers, the name chosen for volunteers who wear a bandana kerchief, will begin September 3. Classes will meet each Thursday through November 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The graduation celebration will be November 19.

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Husband-and-Wife Team Become AAMCO’s Largest Franchisees to Date

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: July 2015

AAMCO, the world’s largest chain of transmission specialists and leader in total car care, recently announced Thomas and Ronda Scott have become the largest franchis…

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Reverse Mortgage an Option for Seniors

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2015

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

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Connecting Military to Museums

By: Lori Lewis | Category: Other | Issue: July 2015

Blue Star Museums is a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America.

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Supplying Kids with Success

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2015

Before July is over, area stores will begin posting classroom supply lists.

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Five Things Parents Should Do to Shape Money-Smart Kids

By: Steve Elliott | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2015

The goal most parents have for their kids is that they will grow up and become educated, well-adjusted contributing members of society.

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Are Your Trees and Plants Ready for Summer?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2015

Known throughout northeastern Oklahoma, family owned and operated S&W Tree Specialists is based in the metro Tulsa area and provides services including tree care, pl…

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Kids Relive History at Frontier Days Kid Camp

By: Pat Reeder | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2015

Kids can experience life in the 1880s, when Will Rogers was growing up on an Indian Territory family ranch, this summer.

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Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote

By: Kelly Chisum | Category: Other | Issue: July 2015

The name Acme became popular for businesses by the 1920s, when alphabetized business telephone directories such as the Yellow Pages began to be widespread. There was a flood of businesses named Acme, including Acme Brick, Acme Markets, and Acme Boots. Early Sears catalogues even contained a number of products with the "Acme" trademark, including anvils, which are frequently used in Warner Bros. cartoons.

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Fiddling and Fun at American Heritage Music Festival

By: Kathleen Pixley | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2015

Multi-talented singer, fiddler and entertainer Kyle Dillingham will headline the American Heritage Music Festival, June 11, 12 & 13 at the Grove Civic Center and Sni…

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Corey Kent White to Perform the 37th Annual Black Gold Days

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2015

Oklahoma is known for many things and the annual Black Gold Days Festival in Glenpool celebrates the city’s rich oil history beginning June 18 and continuing through S…

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BAPAC Foundation Celebrates Seventh Spotlight Series with ‘Legends Alive’ Season

By: Adam Foreman | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2015

It’s lucky number seven for the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center and Kristin Chenoweth Theatre, as the seventh season of the Spotlight Series is celebrated for 2015…

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Expanded Selection for 2015

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2015

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

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Be Prepared to Save a Life

By: Melissa Struttman | Category: Education | Issue: June 2015

Nicole Michael, MPH, CHES, Public Health Educator with the Creek County Health Department, encourages area residents and families to attend a free Heartsaver® CPR/AED C…

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Skin Care Options For All Ages

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: June 2015

With treatments for all ages, from acne-prone teens to age-defying boomers and up, Face2Facial Med Spa in Owasso can help clients achieve smoother, healthier looking ski…

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Goodwill = Jobs

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2015

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa provides work opportunities, job training and support services for people with disabilities or other employment barriers and envisions a com…

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Your Well-Being is First and Foremost at Grassroots Healthcare

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2015

Since 2011, Dr. Melita Tate has practiced medicine at Grassroots Healthcare in a way that clears away the impersonal paperwork and bureaucracy that characterizes most physician’s offices.

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Carnival opens 40th annual Bixby’s Green Corn Festival June 25-27

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2015

Jacquie Young, a Bixby Green Corn Festival volunteer, responsible for vendors, booths and food services for more than 15 plus years believes it is all about: Kids. …

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Replacement Driveways Done Right, Priced Right, On Time

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: June 2015

A driveway that is pitted and stained, with grass growing between the cracks, instantly steals curb appeal from a home.  Not to mention the safety hazard of walking…

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Planting a Seed of Faith and Education

By: Tallery Raglin | Category: Education | Issue: June 2015

For over 36 years, the mission of Mustard Seed Christian Preschool, a ministry of First Presbyterian Church of Claremore has been to provide a loving and secure environm…

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In Home Senior Care With A Concierge Experience

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: June 2015

Seniors who want to live in their homes but cannot do everything for themselves now have a new and totally different alternative.

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Fathers are Special on June 21 and Oklahoma Aquarium says 'Thank you'

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2015

The Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks is giving children a great opportunity to say thank you to their dads or even granddads on Father’s Day.All Dads can get in free, accord…

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How to create an Individual Investment Plan

By: Joe Langley | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2015

Creating an investment plan will help you reach your financial goals. Without one, you could be leaving your future and retirement to chance.

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Top Quality Paints and Products Is the Spectrum Mission

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2015

With the advice and financial backing from his father, Travis Detter started Spectrum Paint in 1986 with one mission in mind: to bring the customer top quality products …

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Golf for Youth

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2015

In June, two organizations will once again join forces to tee off on the golf course and raise awareness for important programs that have a great impact on our community.

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The Price of Depression…

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2015

Dr. Jeff McIlroy has served Strength of Mind as Chief of Psychiatry since its founding in 2004.  The group’s purpose is to provide a ready response to those in ne…

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It’s a Berry, Berry Fun Place!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2015

Thunderbird Berry Farm is a family-owned and -operated business that was begun in the summer of 2005 by Don Hansen.  Today there are four generations of Hansons inv…

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Linnaeus Teaching Garden 9th Anniversary

By: Mike Blake | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: June 2015

Come celebrate Tulsa’s unique garden treasure, the Linnaeus Teaching Garden, in Woodward Park, a project of the Tulsa Garden Center.

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2015 Great Race to Travel Route 66

By: Lisa Rogers | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2015

Claremore will host a lunch stop on the 2015 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty Sunday, June 21, race organizers have announced.

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Claremore School Greenhouse Growing Green

By: Value News | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: June 2015

A Claremore school greenhouse, that stood unused two or three years, is now getting a good workout.

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Wine, Eats & Easels Returns to Benefit BA Neighbors

By: Adam Foreman | Category: Other | Issue: June 2015

This year’s event will again be held at the Farmer’s Market and BA Historical Society Museum, both located in downtown Broken Arrow at 418 South Main Street.“We ar…

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Woolaroc Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Kidsfest!

By: Bob Fraser | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2015

This year’s weekend festival is extra special as Woolaroc celebrates the 25th anniversary of this wonderful event. 

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Why Choose American Heritage?

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2015

Not long ago, state law restricted a bank’s remote facility (drive-through window or branch) to be located no farther than 1,000 feet from the main office. Not any longer.

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Your Hometown Medical Spa

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: May 2015

Medical spas combine the services of a medical clinic and a day spa, and are becoming increasingly popular across the country.

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Take a Taste of Bixby

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2015

The Bixby Metro Chamber of Commerce is known for working hard to promote civic and commercial growth in their community.

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Focus on Service

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2015

The Bob Moore name is well-known throughout Oklahoma, and the staff of Bob Moore Nissan in Tulsa shares Mr. Moore’s enthusiasm for providing outstanding customer servi…

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Camp Courage Does Good, Clean Outdoor Fun Like No One Else.

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2015

Every summer, parents face the same dilemma: What to do with the kids over summer break? It’s enough challenge moderating time spent on video games and preparing healthy snacks.

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Family-owned since 1974

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2015

For over 40 years, Carl’s Coney Island has been a Claremore landmark. On the current menu you’ll see an offer of a Baker’s Dozen—buy 12, get one free.

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Celebrating the Renaissance Spirit

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2015

The Renaissance was a rebirth of the human spirit, igniting a passion for beauty expressed through poetry, art, music, intellect and romance.

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Children and Elderly Prime Target for Fractures

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2015

Ouch! The average adult will sustain two fractures over a lifetime, according to a survey by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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Is Your Vehicle Making Funny Noises?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2015

Certified Mechanics Car Care Center is located in historic Florence Park, is owned and operated by John Mason, and has served Tulsans for the past 31 years.

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May Is National Foster Care Month

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Professional Services | Issue: May 2015

May marks a special time to honor special people who care for special kids.

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Metal: The Roof of a Lifetime

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2015

Greg Wolter founded Community Builders, Inc. and has served as its president for more than 30 years.

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Guaranty Abstract Expands Residential Closing Center

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Other | Issue: May 2015

A leader in abstracting title insurance and closing services, Guaranty Abstract Company has expanded and reorganized its Yale office to create Tulsa’s residential clos…

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Old Fashion Picnic

By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2015

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club’s distinguished Honorary Members, and the Chief of the Cherokee Nation, Chief Bill John Baker, are honored to host guests at the c…

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Gentlemen, Don’t Forget Mother’s Day

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2015

Operating from their J. David Jewelry store in Broken Arrow for more than 20 years, store founders Joel and Kendra Wiland opened a second location in Tulsa in May of last year.

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Instilling Self-Discipline Through Martial Arts

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Education | Issue: May 2015

For Martial Arts Academy owner and Senior Chief Instructor Chris Velez, instilling self-discipline in his students is part of the journey to success.

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Kitchen Causing You Pain? Take Charge with Premium Cabinets.

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Other | Issue: May 2015

As summer heats up, homeowners start to get serious about acting on their winter dreams of remodeling.

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Before You Step onto the Dealership Floor, Prepare

By: Todd Ward | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2015

Buying a new or used car can be intimidating even if you’ve done it before, it can still be a whirlwind of negotiations and paperwork.

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Route 66 Blowout Bigger, Better

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2015

Begin your summer with a one-day extravaganza of fun, food and activities for the entire family at the 26th annual Route 66 Blowout Car Show & Festival set for Satur…

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New Spirit in South Broken Arrow

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2015

It’s no secret that south Broken Arrow is going through a boom in development.

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Top Quality Paints and Products Is the Spectrum Mission

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2015

With the advice and financial backing from his father, Travis Detter started Spectrum Paint in 1986 with one mission in mind: to bring the customer top quality products …

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Pain-Free Living Is a Possibility

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2015

For anyone who has experienced a pulled muscle or a pinched nerve, you know how painful it can be. Small tasks suddenly seem monumental, and just getting through each day becomes a struggle.

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Are You Ready to Change?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2015

Professional coaches have long been recognized for their skills in helping athletes and executives perform at their highest level.  Professional wellness coaches ar…

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Live a Healthy Life

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2015

Weight loss products and the hype surrounding them bring in billions of dollars annually to companies that appeal to those who need to lose pounds.

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Green Country All Stars and Serve For Youth

By: Mendy Stone | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2015

Nearly 150 senior all star athletes from approximately 27 area schools have been nominated by their high school coaches for participation in the 2015 Green Country All Star Games.

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Back to His Roots with Will

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2015

Beau Jennings has a history in Rogers County, but spread his wings to New York, where he was all set to make a new album about his Brooklyn experiences.His plans took a …

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Quality Family Entertainment for Hard Earned Dollars

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2015

It wasn’t too long ago when ever boy in America wanted to grow up and be a cowboy.  And while there aren’t too many cowboy and western movies being produced, th…

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Unpredictable Weather Affects Temperature Systems

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Other | Issue: April 2015

Three things you need to know about Aire Serv of South Tulsa: 1) Quality; 2) No cutting corners; 3) Listening and understanding. These are the cornerstones of this business located in Bixby.

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Test Your Detective Skills

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

Mixing fact with fiction, “The Apartment House,” a play written by Mark Ogle, will be performed at Claremore’s historical Belvidere Mansion during two upcoming April weekends.

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Barbecue: Cook It, Taste It

By: Clarice Doyle | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

On Saturday, May 9, the general public is invited to sample some of the region’s best barbecue during the KCBS-sanctioned 2015 Boots and BBQ Festival, a Claremore Reve…

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You CAN Help Children

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

An evening of glamour, fun and entertainment on April 25 will benefit a cause that has alarming, widespread and increasing statistics throughout the community.

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Sip, Savor & Shop

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

Claremore is the place to be for great food, family-friendly fun, free entertainment and much more on May 2 as downtown Claremore kicks off its third annual Sip, Savor &…

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Fitness Fashion Show to Benefit Girls on the Run

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

Enjoy a women’s night out and view the latest in fitness apparel and shoes while supporting Girls on the Run® at a women’s fashion show set for 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, April 11.

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Funday Sunday at Gilcrease Museum

By: Sarah Wright | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

Finding fun for the whole family is easy at Gilcrease Museum.

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Building with Pride

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2015

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

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Jenks Herb & Plant Festival Returns

By: Mari Migliore | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

Saturday, April 25 is Herb & Plant Day in Jenks, America. The Jenks Herb & Plant Festival is widely anticipated as the official signal of the start of spring.

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Reputation Through the Roof After 47 Years in Business

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: April 2015

Lucas Metal Work’s Metal Roofing and Metal Buildings products are used every single day in all industries.

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Tulsa Community Says “Yes” to Mabee

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

This spring, the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University continues to serve as a venue for community gatherings.

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Make Strides Toward a World Free of MS

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

“Multiple sclerosis is a disease that destroys connections. Walk MS builds connections,” says Sarah Flowers, development manager at the National Multiple Sclerosis Society – Oklahoma.

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Friendship Day

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Education | Issue: April 2015

Attention, women of Tulsa County! What are you doing for the rest of your life? Do you want to learn new skills? Make lifelong friends? How about lending a hand to help others?

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Our Miss Brooks

By: Kim Thornhill | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

Join Owasso Community Theatre Company for an evening of fun for the whole family!

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Spring Clean Your Financial Life

By: Kenneth Wohl | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2015

As temperatures rise and the flowers and trees begin to bud, we all get the itch to start spring cleaning.

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Tee Off for a Good Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

For the 30th year, the Rogers County Training Center will kick off its annual fundraiser with a golf tournament, set for Friday, May 1 at the Heritage Hills Golf Course in Claremore.

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Sign Up Now for Tree Shield

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2015

“You never can tell with Oklahoma weather,” says Leilani Hughes, who co-owns S&W Tree Specialists with her parents, her husband, Dale Hughes, and her brothers, Bryan Merseburgh and Robby Mizumura.

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PRP: Secret of the Stars

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2015

Olga Arnold is the owner of Skin Ambitions Medical Spa.

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Get a Green Lawn

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2015

A thick, lush, head-turning landscape this summer begins with a phone call today to SoonerLawn. So much of ­caring for a lawn comes down to knowing what needs to be done and when to do it.

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Spring Tune-Up for Garage Doors

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2015

Superior Overhead Door celebrates its seven-year anniversary this month.

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Run for Their Lives

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

“The Demand Project’s mission is to direct our efforts, resources and energy toward the eradication of sexual exploitation, with an emphasis on the sexual exploitation of children.

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A Room With a View

By: Mary Kathryn Moeller | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

Painter and musician Daniel Sutliff says his studio space might be untidy, but it works perfectly for him.

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TCC Partners with Tulsa Tech

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Education | Issue: April 2015

Do you live in the Owasso area and have had your educational and career goals interrupted?

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Plant Your Feet at SpringFest

By: Mike Blake | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2015

Is your garden the one everyone drives by for inspiration, or are you the black sheep gardener of the neighborhood?

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Viva La Spring

By: Christine Detrick | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2015

Eager for the sight of budding flowers and lovely gardens?

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Your Partner for Life

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2015

Who doesn’t like first-class products linked with OEM parts and superior, down-home service? Obviously residents of northeastern Oklahoma do.

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Growing the Good in Rogers County

By: Amy Graham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

Volunteers for Youth Project Director for Sober Truth on Underage Drinking, Amy Graham, has initiated a county-wide strategy to remind adults not to provide alcohol to t…

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Discover Your Family’s History

By: Jan O’Brien | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2015

The genealogy volunteers at the Will Rogers Library in Claremore are back after a seasonal break for Christmas and bad weather.

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Spring Into Action

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Other | Issue: March 2015

Spring is on the way. That means grilling, gardens and playing outdoors. But is your lawn and home ready for the warmer weather?

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Bixby North Elementary to Host Agora Spartan Craft Market

By: Kristy White | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2015

Bixby North Elementary PTA is set to host its first Agora Spartan Craft Market to benefit Bixby North Elementary on Saturday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Bixby Nor…

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Service Department Improvements

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2015

Bill Knight Ford maintains a keen focus on listening to customers and providing exemplary customer service.

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Bob Moore Nissan Builds on Stellar Reputation

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2015

Bob Moore Nissan of Tulsa serves northeastern Oklahoma. The Bob Moore name is a long-time, well-known automotive leader throughout the state.

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The Midtown Men Bring Magic to Broken Arrow

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2015

In what has been an amazing year for entertainment, the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center brings its Spotlight Series to a close on Friday, April 17 with The Midtown M…

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Car Country Celebrates Two Years in Claremore

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2015

Car Country is celebrating its two-year anniversary in Claremore. The auto dealership opened its doors in March 2013 at 1401 W. Will Rogers.

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Superheroes and Sidekicks CAN Make a Difference

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2015

Join hundreds of superheroes in the rally to support victims of child abuse at the 2nd annual CAN Superhero Challenge.

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Party Like the Irish

By: Cassie Woods | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2015

Claremore Main Street is gearing up for its annual St. Patrick’s Day events. The first will be an evening street party on Friday, March 13, followed by a lunch event on Tuesday, March 17.

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A Fresh Perspective on Design

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Professional Services | Issue: March 2015

Copper Cup Images is a full-service graphic design and web development company based in Bartlesville.

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More Options for Your Portable Building Needs

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2015

With spring just around the corner, some of us start thinking about cleaning and organizing our houses and garages.

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Learn Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Education | Issue: March 2015

Oral Roberts University is bringing one of the most recognized names in business solutions and professional development to Tulsa for a one-day event – Tuesday, March 2…

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Spring Fashion at The District

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2015

Spring is almost here and The District on Main in downtown Claremore is prepared with new arrivals coming in daily.

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Life’s Better in a VW

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2015

The Don Thornton family has been selling and servicing automobiles in Tulsa and surrounding areas for 50 years.

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Get Back to Feeling Good

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2015

When dealing with pain, the doctor makes the difference.

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Same and Next Day Appointments

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2015

Returning to Claremore and practicing medicine is a dream come true for Isaac Bethea, who is the new physician assistant (PA) at Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center in Cl…

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Sell Your Kids’ Outgrown Items

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2015

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

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Spring Market Returns

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2015

Members of the Glenpool King of Kings Lutheran Church are busy putting the finishing touches on the 5th annual Spring Market, scheduled to open its doors at 10 a.m. on S…

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We Do Driveways

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: March 2015

Spring is a popular time for remodeling and home improvement tasks. If you’re looking to boost your home’s appeal, think of what you first notice upon arrival at a house.

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Don’t Shudder at the Thought of Shopping for Window Coverings

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: March 2015

When shopping for shutters, blinds or shades, why go into someone’s business place and view samples under their lighting conditions, their color schemes and their surr…

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Mazzio’s Introduces New Wing Run® Wings in 11 Bold New Flavors

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: March 2015

Wing lovers get excited – Mazzio’s is co-branding with Wing Run® Wings to offer a choice of new boneless or traditional wings in a wide variety of flavors starting …

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Zumwalt Named McDonald’s Employee of the Year

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Restaurants | Issue: March 2015

Each year across the nation, McDonald’s honors outstanding employees.

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Neighbors You Can Trust

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2015

Pruitt’s Auto Collision is the only locally-owned auto body repair shop in Owasso. Liz and her husband, Randy, established their collision repair shop about a decade ago in Owasso.

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How to Spot Identity Theft and Respond

By: Christy Wild | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2015

Americans fall victim to identity theft every two seconds, according to the 2014 Identity Fraud Study released by Javelin Strategy & Research.People of all ages, rac…

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Unlocking Biological Potential

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2015

Skin Ambitions Medical Spa, located at 9709 E. 79th St. in Tulsa, is owned and operated by Olga Arnold.

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Experience the Pointe

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2015

Mike Maish was recently appointed service director at South Pointe Chevrolet in Tulsa. “We’re growing our service department team,” said Mike.

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Olympic Medalist Shannon Miller to Speak at Community Cancer Survivor Event

By: Kendra Thompson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2015

The 11th annual Celebrating the Art of Healing cancer survivor symposium, titled “Finding Balance in 2015,” is slated for March 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St.

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Shop and Save for a Worthy Cause

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2015

Since Thrift Harbor opened in downtown Claremore in March 2011, the store and its vision have continued to grow.

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Glimmering Skin for Spring Break

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2015

The month of March marks the beginning of spring and the long-anticipated week off from school or work known around the world as “Spring Break.” The stores begin fil…

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Running for Water

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2015

The Tulsa Kibo Group International is preparing for its first-ever “Run to the Well” 5K and 1 mile Fun Run, which begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Riverwalk Crossing in Jenks.

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Must-Haves for Spring

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: March 2015

Stores are offering plenty of fresh, new looks for spring.

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It’s Time to Kick Some Butts!

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2015

Did you know that three out of four teenagers who think they will stop smoking in five years don’t?

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Paying Too Much for Dental Insurance?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2015

White Smile Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is owned by Steven White, D.D.S. Dr. White offers services in all phases of dentistry ranging from children’s care to adult…

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Want to Restore Your Youthful Appearance?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2015

One of the signs of aging is a loss of volume in the face, especially in the apples of your cheeks.

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Transmission Specialists and Total Car Care Experts

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2015

Thomas and Ronda Scott are owners of AAMCO® of Tulsa, with locations at 41st and Harvard and at 15th and Memorial. They also own seven AAMCO dealerships in the Oklahoma City area.

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Smell the Difference

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: February 2015

In 2009, Jana Hallman purchased Ashton Kelly Candles, leaving behind her career as a nurse and healthcare administrator.

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Hit the Road Safely This Spring

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Automotive | Issue: February 2015

Oklahoma is a winter wonderland at the moment, but spring break will be here before long, and summer is waiting in the wings. Now is the time to make sure your RV is ready to roll once the roads thaw.

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Cappuccino Corner Under New Ownership

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: February 2015

For mother and son Kim and Colton Marcotte, “making coffee for the town that loves to drink it” is the reason they are now the new co-owners of Cappuccino Corner in Claremore.

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What Do You Want to BEE When You Grow Up?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2015

The date is set for Sapulpa’s most fun and entertaining event – Creek County Literacy Program’s annual Spelling Bee is Thursday, April 2 at 6 p.m. at Sapulpa High School Commons.

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Training Top-Notch Athletes

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2015

To most people, the large gray metal building off 169 North and 136th Street in Collinsville was just another vacant manufacturing site.

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Keep Healthy New Year’s Resolutions Intact

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2015

As the luster of newly-minted New Year’s resolutions begins to wane, many folks struggle with persisting onward toward their new lifestyles.

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Art in the Rose District

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2015

The Green Country Watercolor Society will have a special exhibit, Art in the Rose District, at the Broken Arrow Historical Museum February 4 through March 26, 2015.

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The Cure for Common Grout

By: Stephanie Reed | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2015

Kent Kantor has been repairing, sealing, and staining grout for over 16 years. The most common problem that locals experience in terms of grout care is timing.

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Think Outside the Box for a Perfect Valentine’s Day Gift

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: February 2015

Surprise your loved one or treat yourself with a current Valentine’s Day special being offered by Harmony Star Marble & Granite.

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One-Stop Home Design & Accessory Center

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: February 2015

As spring comes into view and warmer weather approaches, homeowners and contractors prepare for the building season.

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Business Has Finally Come Home

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: February 2015

After 37 years, Renee Hairston-Wilson has finally found a permanent home for her business in Claremore.

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Lose Your Blues, Everybody Cut Footloose!

By: Kim Thornhill | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2015

This Valentine’s Day weekend, make plans for date night with your sweetheart when Owasso High School presents “Footloose” February 13 and 14.

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New, Easy-to-Clean Carpet

By: Peter Maddux | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: February 2015

On Saturday, January 17, Mill Creek Carpet & Tile made history by unveiling a new product to its customers that is going to revolutionize the way America buys carpet.

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Hometown, Personalized Cancer Care

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2015

Cancer survivor Emily Hollenberg once said, “Cancer is a journey, but you walk the road alone.

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Buyer, Beware When Searching for a Home

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Real Estate | Issue: February 2015

Searching for the right home for your family’s needs can be stressful, especially if you don’t have accurate information or a real estate agent who cares about you.

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A Good Fit for Your New Year’s Resolutions

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2015

“In order to keep a New Year’s resolution, it’s got to be important to you,” says Chad Gerstmeyer, owner of Optimal Fitness.

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Feel the “Spirit!”

By: Kim Thornhill | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2015

Owasso Community Theatre Company (OCTC) presents “Spirit!” by Peg Kehret at 7 p.m. February 19-21 on Stone Canyon Elementary’s stage at 7305 N. 177th E. Ave. in Owasso.

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Transformative Power of New Cabinets

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Other | Issue: February 2015

Spring has a way of inspiring homeowners to act on those lingering thoughts of remodeling.

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To Have and to Hold a Joint Checking Account?

By: Kyle Head | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2015

First comes love, then comes marriage and then comes combining checking accounts (for some).

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Voted Best in the World 2014

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2015

What makes Reveal Salon & Aesthetics stand far above all the rest?

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A Healthy Green Lawn This Summer Starts Today

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2015

A thick, lush, head-turning landscape this summer begins with a phone call today to SoonerLawn. So much of ­caring for a lawn comes down to knowing what needs to be done and when to do it.

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The Price of Depression is Immeasurable

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2015

Strength of Mind was founded in 2004 by Dr. Jeff McIlroy, who serves the organization as chief of psychiatry.

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You Can Go Home Again

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: February 2015

Seven employees at Claremore’s SUMMIT Physical Therapy have two things in common: they’re all Claremore High School graduates, and each feels blessed to be back livi…

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Garden Info Fair Set for February 21

By: Mike Blake | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2015

Get ready for spring!

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Varicose Veins Hurt More Than Vanity

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2015

You don’t need to drive to Tulsa to take care of those unsightly, painful varicose veins.

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A Rocking “Chair-ity” Auction

By: Celina Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2015

Bring out your Mardi Gras beads and celebrate “Fat Tuesday” at the 2nd annual Volunteers for Youth “Chair-ity” Auction slated for February 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Claremore Community Center.

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Need A New Image?

By: Value News | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2015

Eye Exams Can Detect Life-Threatening Problems

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Other | Issue: January 2015

For almost a year, 12-year-old Christian Garner had been battling headaches.

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New Year, New You

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2015

When the New Year comes around, many of us make the same resolution to transform our bodies and finally look and feel how we want.

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Three Broadway Smashes

By: Value News | Category: Other | Issue: January 2015

From Grammy winners to renowned Broadway shows to everything in between, the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center Foundation continues to bring the world to Broken Arrow …

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Bixby First ‘Gigabit’ City in State

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Professional Services | Issue: January 2015

Bixby is one of the fastest growing communities in the state and has an estimated population of 23,228 (2013). A local announcement on December 3 may provide fuel to keep it growing even faster.

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Moving for Better Balance

By: Melissa Struttmann | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: January 2015

According to a report by the Injury Prevention Service – Oklahoma State Department of Health, most fall injuries happen in predictable, preventable ways.

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Protecting Your Health from Winter Woes

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2015

Dr. Craig Day warns Tulsa residents: it is best to be prepared to protect your health and your body from low temps, snow and ice that come every year. Some years are worse than others.

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Now Is the Time to Fix or Replace Your Roof

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2015

Does your home need roof repairs, but you have been putting it off because of cost?  Jim Murr, owner of Dun-Rite Roofing in Owasso, warns homeowners that if you wait until spring it may cost more.

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Fit For Her - A Decade and Going Strong

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Other | Issue: January 2015

“We have been truly blessed,” says Fit for Her owner Adana Gittleman, as she reflects on the facility’s upcoming 10th anniversary.

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Fitness Time for Ladies Continues Expansion

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2015

Fitness Time for Ladies continues to grow as Phase 3 of their expansion is set to be finished later this month or early February, according to owner Dr. Kyle Hrdlicka.

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What Does It Mean to Be Healthy?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: January 2015

What does it mean to really be healthy? Your answer to health and wellness can begin at the Functional Medical Institute (FMI).

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Looking for Employment?

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Professional Services | Issue: January 2015

Are you trying to land your first job? Looking for a new job or career change? Are you experiencing barriers to employment?

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Major Changes to U.S. Tax Code

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2015

It’s a new year and filing 2014 income tax returns will soon be upon each of us.Did you know that the largest change in Federal Tax Code in 20 years may affect your 2014 federal income tax return?

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Enjoy Moonlight in Morocco

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2015

The Junior League of Tulsa (JLT) will be honoring one of the community’s brightest jewels at its annual fundraising dinner celebration on February 28 at the Cox Busine…

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Compete or Eat at Soul Food Cook-Off

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2015

The 9th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Soul Food Cook-Off will take place at the Muskogee Civic Center, January 17, 2015.

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Still Green and Going Strong

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2015

“It’s always good to do something positive for the environment, especially when it doesn’t mean having to sacrifice quality or productivity,” says Ralph Higinbot…

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Money Memories, Lessons Learned

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2015

Edmund Burke once wrote, “Those who don’t know history are doomed to repeat it.”When it comes to money and how to manage it, our past offers valuable lessons.

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Theatre of Illusions

By: Ruby Quinn | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2015

Put a bit of magic and mystery in your next Valentine’s Day.

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A Garage Door for any Home

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2015

Superior Overhead Door was founded in 2008 by Steve Lewis.

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35 Years of Creating Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: January 2015

With nearly 35 years of experience in remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, Tony Sementi, who owns and operates Tile by Tony in Catoosa, emphasizes, “We do things differe…

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Doing It Right the First Time, On Time

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2015

With a love for creating beautiful landscapes and for building things, Edgar Lopez’s two-year-old Tulsa Construction & Landscape is significantly growing, while re…

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It’s Time. Let’s Talk.

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2015

Talking about money, “the M word” is often very difficult for folks.

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Woody Guthrie Center Growing

By: Todd Cunningham | Category: Other | Issue: January 2015

Folk music author and academic Ronald D. Cohen recently donated his personal collection including over 500 books related to the folk music genre, Woody Guthrie, and his …

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