Value News Articles–2018

Along the Trail

By: Value News | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2018

Meet the businesses who make up the Mercantile Trail!

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Comprehensive Vision Exams, Eye Care for the Family

By: Tom Fink | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2018

Eye Care of Claremore offers comprehensive vision exams and eye care for the whole family.

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Spirited Experts

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2018

Kwenchers Liquor Store in Owasso has exactly what you are looking for to make your holiday celebrations brighter.

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Trendy New Looks for a Casual & Comfortable Lifestyle

By: Ashley Waitkus | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2018

You don't have to be twisted to shop at Twisted Soul Sisters. Find everything you might need from apparel and footwear to custom-made jewelry, home, and gift items.

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The Art of Giving

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2018

If you fret over gift-giving, try one of these no-stress, pay-less ideas from RCB Bank that won't break your budget.

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Winter Nights & Holiday Lights Make for Christmas Delights

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2018

No matter where you may live in Oklahoma, odds are there’s a dazzling holiday light display just a short drive away from wherever you are.

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New Year's Eve Party Planning Ideas

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2018

Value News presents a few suggestions to help ring in the new year.

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Respect. Courtesy. Self-Discipline.

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2018

The mission of Martial Arts Academy is to help raise confident leaders and for adults to reach their true potential through martial arts training.

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The Gift of a Lifetime

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2018

J.David Jewelry ddoes not just sell jewelry. They sell an object that represents something, whether it’s love, success, or gratitude; every piece of jewelry has meaning and tells a story.

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Quality Care Unleashed

By: Ashley Waitkus | Category: Pets | Issue: December 2018

The veterinarians at Family Animal Medicine understand the importance of relationship-based care when it comes to taking care of fur babies and their families.

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Collinsville Hosting Third Annual Hometown Christmas

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2018

Don’t miss this wonderful Christmas experience in charming downtown Collinsville!

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Step Into Superior Satisfaction

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2018

Nelson Nissan values their customers and appreciates the opportunity to provide professional services as the department continues to expand.

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A Star for My Heart

By: Ashley Waitkus | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2018

Star Jewelers has been a family-owned jewelry store for three generations. The longevity of the jewelers has earned the family a well-deserved reputation in the Broken Arrow community.

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Ready, Set, SHOP!

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2018

Claremore Chamber of Commerce’s 15th annual Santa Cash Shop Local Promotion will be giving attendees the chance to win some cash prizes this holiday season! $15,500 will be given away this year, courtesy of sponsorships from local business owners.

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New Model Excitement Builds

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Automotive | Issue: November 2018

Henry Ford once said, “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Ford Motor Company recently announced a development that may just make the words of their founder ring true once again. Over the next year, they will be revealing two closed out models: the Ford Ranger and the Ford Bronco.

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Have a Honey of a Holiday

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2018

HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Cafe in Tulsa celebrated their opening in 2003 and Lee Griffin became the Owner/Operator in 2010. The Tulsa store serves families, businesses and organizations throughout the Tulsa Metro. Lee says, “Our mission is to celebrate life one meal at a time.

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Claremore's Newest Family Tradition

By: Ashley Waitkus | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2018

Traveling over 1,000 miles to Michigan and back for a 55 foot fresh Christmas tree, Visit Claremore goes to great distances to make sure the annual West Bend Winterland provides an incredible, memory-making experience for families.

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The Festival of Trees

By: Ashley Waitkus | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2018

Now in its 14th year, Festival of Trees is unlike any other fundraising dinner. The Christmas-focused event is a brilliant holiday party complete with dinner, live entertainment, raffle, silent auction, and live auction, including the auctioning of 15 Christmas trees.

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Time to Think About Year-End Investment Moves

By: Edward Jones | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2018

We’ve still got a couple of months left in 2018, but it’s not too soon to start thinking about some year-end investment moves that might benefit you. Here are a few possibilities (although not all will apply to your situation):

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How to Avoid Delays in Your Mortgage Process

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2018

Obtaining a mortgage requires a lot of documentation, multiple forms, financial records, third-party paperwork; not to mention multiple layers of inspection to verify your information is accurate. Financial changes during your loan process can invalidate paperwork and delay your loan closing. Here are four ways to avoid loan processing setbacks.

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A Personal Present

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2018

Personalized gifts are as timeless as they are unique, and with the holiday season upon us, now is the time to start making arrangements for incredible gifts with an extra special touch. Yvonne’s Monograms and Embroidery in Broken Arrow offers a large array of gift ideas in-shop to personalize, or you can bring in items to have them embroidered with names, monograms, or almost anything you would like!

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Green with Envy

By: Brenda Michael-Haggard | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2018

The November 26 Holiday Tea, Green With Envy, kicks off the year-long celebration of Tulsa Garden Club‘s 90th anniversary. The state’s second oldest and largest garden club will transform Tulsa Garden Center for this launch for the holidays.

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Carols & Crumpets

By: Carol Puckett | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2018

The Spirit of Christmas is shining bright during the Tulsa Garden Center’s 29th annual Carols and Crumpets juried craft show and sale, December 1 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Known for it’s incredible selections of gifts, decorations, goodies and greenery; this year’s event plans on being it’s best ever.

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Tea-Off

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2018

The Main Street Merchant Association in Broken Arrow will be hosting its 25th Annual “Tea Off” on the streets of the city’s historic Rose District Thursday, November 15, from 6-9 p.m.

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Raising the Steaks

By: Tom Fink | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2018

Situated just off Historic Route 66 along Claremore’s main boulevard is a restaurant whose name is music to any steak-lover’s ears – and taste buds.

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Promoting Patriotism

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2018

The Military History Museum was founded in 1989 by retired Air Force Colonel Robert Powell. He passed away in 2015 at the age of 94. Powell joined the Army as a private in 1940 and flew small planes for personnel transport and spotting during World War II. He later became a glider pilot and in 1944 participated in the aerial invasion of the Netherlands known as Operation Market-Garden.

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Take a Trip Back in Time at Will's Country Christmas

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2018

The Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in northeast Oklahoma will come alive with the Christmas spirit and holiday-themed fun and activities this year when the ranch hosts the annual Will’s Country Christmas celebration.

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A Home for the Modern Gentleman

By: Tom Fink | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2018

As a locally-owned and operated gentlemen’s outfitter, The Haberdashery celebrates two years in operation this November, continuing to bring all the latest fashion trends to the region with men’s clothing both comfortable and casual, with collections designed to bring out the dapper in its customers.

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Folds of Honor

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2018

Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission: To provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members. Their motto says it best: Honor their sacrifice. Educate their legacy.

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Big Town Fashion, Small Town Charm

By: Ashley Waitkus | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2018

While fashion is a primary purpose for customers returning time and again, the picturesque shop on Will Rogers Boulevard has an expansive variety of items in addition to clothing: jewelry, home decor, Volcano brand candles and products, Finchberry vegan soaps, locally made goat milk soaps, novelty socks, and of course, a collection of both OU and OSU items sure to please fans.

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Sign On for a Great Experience

By: Ashley Waitkus | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2018

Vogue Wood and Brush Studio's mission began in November 2017 when they received a phone call that changed their lives. That phone call led to the Flewellen’s fostering and then adopting baby Isaac. Motivated by their newest addition, Brandy and Richard set out to open a business that would both allow them more time to invest in Isaac and inspire other Tulsans with powerful art. Vogue Wood and Brush Studio was birthed and officially opened in April 2018.

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For Every Reason and Season

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2018

The Pink House is famous for their scrumptious edibles, made fresh daily. Their incredible quiche, sandwiches, salads, and decadent desserts are undeniably addicting. Online ordering is accessible on the website for take-out, but call-in orders are also welcome. Catering is also available within the Belvidere Mansion, or anywhere in the surrounding area for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. The catering menu offers a wide selection; however, custom orders can be arranged. A multigenerational family business, The Pink House is eager to provide the tools necessary for the most successful celebrations achievable, including weddings, parties, meetings, reunions, showers, or any other event. The possibilities are endless with multiple areas in the Belvidere and on the grounds for hosting.

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Holiday Open House

By: Ashley Waitkus | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2018

Holiday shopping can be stressful. Canterbury Lane Interiors & Gifts, often affectionately known as “The Lane” is here to help.

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MIO Restaurant of the Month

By: Value News | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2018

Bedlam typically is associated with the OU/OSU rivalry; however, they have recognized the deep association of notable Indian nations along with the state’s more notable cowboys, taking Bedlam to a different level – Cowboys & Indians.

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A Tribute to Will Rogers

By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2018

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club will host their annual tribute to Will Rogers, Saturday at 10:00 a.m. November 3, 2018. The Wreath Laying Ceremony by the Pocahontas Club will begin at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum in the Rotunda. The ceremony begins with the club members, dressed in their Cherokee tear dresses and shawls around the bronze statue of Will Rogers.

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Colors of Autumn

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2018

Choruses of the phrase, “Oh how pretty!” are sure to be echoing throughout Oklahoma in the fall months as “leaf peepers” hit the road. You’re sure to stumble across great spots to pull off scenic, winding highways and byways to savor a picnic… or to capture special photographs… or just to breathe in the crisp autumn air and appreciate and contemplate the beauty of nature’s dazzling display.

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A Unique Cancer Treatment Center Opens in Northeast Oklahoma

By: Tom Fink | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2018

A $3 million cancer clinic in northeast Oklahoma recently celebrated its grand opening with an open house and a commemorative ribbon-cutting ceremony, but the real cause for celebration, according to the clinic’s staff, comes from the quality care its patients will receive.

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Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa Celebrates 40 Years

By: Lacey Taylor | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2018

Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa celebrates an authentic Bavarian culture in the heart of Oklahoma, and represents an incredible setting patterned after Oktoberfest Munich in Bavaria, Germany. Scheduled for October 18-21, with a private, Gemütlichkeit evening on Wednesday, October 17, presented by Lufthansa Technik, Oktoberfest presents international German bands, Bavarian delicacies, authentic arts and crafts as well as games and competitions for the entire family. Entering its 40th year, you’ll enjoy große (huge) quantities of bratwurst, German beers, Bavarian cheesecake, great music and thousands of your friends together at one place at the new River West Festival Park with 116,000 square feet of new tents, stages and more.

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Innergistic Offers Reiki For Stress Relief, Relaxation & To Promote Healing

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2018

Innergistic offers many holistic approaches to connection of body and mind, including but not limited to, Reiki, Shamanic methods, intuitive development, Intuitive card readings, animal communication, meditation and yoga.

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The Fall Home Expo: Resources For Everything Home

By: Frank Sawyer | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2018

Celebrating its 5th anniversary as the only fall season home and garden show in the Tulsa market, the timing could not be better on its new earlier weekend. The new schedule will allow visitors to enjoy ample parking adjacent to the Exchange Center which was not always the case in previous years.

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Oklahoma Caring Award Winners Announced at Disney-Themed Gala

By: Sarah Soudek | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2018

The third annual Oklahoma Caring Awards on Sept. 13 celebrated finalists and announced the winners in six distinct award categories. The evening gala featured Jody Jean Dreyer, a 30-year Walt Disney former Senior Executive as the keynote speaker and incorporated Disney-themed elements throughout the event.

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Exploring the Handmade

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2018

The 46th annual Arts and Crafts Benefit Bazaar, sponsored by Broken Arrow’s Alpha Rho Chapter of the Epsilon Sigma Alpha philanthropic service organization, will be Saturday, October 27, 9:00 am until 4 pm, at St. Stephen’s United Methodist Church located at 400 W. New Orleans St. in Broken Arrow. This is your chance to shop a wide selection of handmade craft items and support a number of worthy causes.

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Fa La La La Let's Shop!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2018

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas for Junior League of Tulsa as they begin preparing for their annual Holiday Market! Save the date for this 3-day, one-stop holiday shopping extravaganza on December 7-9, 2018.

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Halloween Festival Showcases New Events

By: Beki Akins | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2018

The Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee is just around the corner! Only a short drive from Tulsa, the Ghost Hosts’ of Oklahoma’s 60-acre park would like you to join them each weekend this fall. You’ll find a collection of culinary creations, 20+ shops for crafts, décor, clothing, and delightful entertainment for the entire family! Much more than a Haunted House, the Castle provides an array of thrills between 11 different attractions.

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MIO Restaurant of the Month

By: Value News | Category: Restaurants | Issue: October 2018

The Picasso Café understands that eating is more than just food, it is a total experience. The café is full of people that embody such a theory. It appeals to people that enjoy food and enjoy the atmosphere.

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Ways You Can Save at Closing

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2018

Did you know closing costs vary between lenders? If you want to save the most money on your closing costs, it pays to shop around.

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A Big HeART Event

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2018

The Heart of Broken Arrow Arts & Crafts Show promises a host of new vendors as well as local favorites that savvy shoppers seek out each year. Doors are open from 9:00 a.m. thru 4:00 p.m. Event Chairperson Laurann Farris hopes you, your family and friends will patronize the Show as well as merchants in the newly renovated Rose District located in award winning downtown Broken Arrow where you’ll find a variety of quaint shops and eateries.

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Supporting Neighbors Through Wine, Eats & Easels

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2018

Slated for Friday, Oct. 12 from 6:00-9:00 pm, the 15th anniversary of this event promises to be the best one yet! What is it exactly? Besides great wine, beer and food, there will be live music from Grady Nichols as well as local artists. The setting for the event is the Rose District Pavilion, located on Main Street in Broken Arrow. And, the most important part . . . all proceeds benefit Broken Arrow Neighbors, a non-profit organization that provides basic needs assistance with dignity and compassion to neighbors in need. Some of the services provided by Broken Arrow Neighbors include medical, dental and legal clinics, a client choice food pantry, limited financial assistance, school supplies, outreach services and various holiday programs.

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Local Partnership Brings Renewed Tulsa Pop Culture Expo to Northeast Oklahoma

By: Matt Stockman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2018

Tulsa Pop Kids, XPO Game Festival and OKPOP are partnering together to produce the new and improved Tulsa Pop Culture Expo, November 2-4, 2018 at the Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center in Tulsa.

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Holland Hall ARTworks Announces Workshop and Gallery Opening

By: Kristy White | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2018

Holland Hall will feature the work of local photographer Bob Sober in a unique residency/workshop program at its ARTworks Holliman Gallery Exhibit beginning Monday, Oct. 22 and running through Nov. 20.

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How To Be a Wine Expert in 60 Minutes

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2018

Though Christopher and Diane Riley are new owners, the store itself has been around for more than 50 years. Both Christopher and Diane are committed to not only keeping the same level of expertise and customer service, but they intend to make the store a destination for all things wine and specialty liquors.

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Dia De Festival en Baja Fundraiser Benefits RSU Public TV

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2018

RSU Public TV will be hosting one of its more internationally-inspired events this fall with Dia De Festival en Baja. The event, which includes an evening of dinner, relationship-building, and public television celebrities, marks a comeback of sorts for the fundraiser.

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Kornfield Friends will bring a touch of Hee Haw’s ‘Kornfield Kounty’ to Bristow

By: Scott Sexton | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2018

Join Hee Haw stars Jana Jae, Lulu Roman, Buck Trent and Misty Rowe for “Kornfield Friends” on October 13th at the Freeland Center for the Performing Arts in Bristow, Oklahoma for an evening you will never forget! Sit back and enjoy great music, first hand stories and fond memories that will take you on a journey over the many years of American families sharing in Hee Haw’s huge success.

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Birthday Bash

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2018

Will Rogers Birthday Bash Nov. 1-4 continues the year of events that have paid tribute to his movie career and his Nov. 4, 1879 birth on an Indian Territory Ranch. The focus will continue to create a movie atmosphere in Claremore with memories of individual favorite movies, according to Tad Jones, Will Rogers Memorial Museum executive director.

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PAC-You There!

By: Adam Foreman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2018

It’s been a decade of bringing the world to Broken Arrow, and for the 2018-19 Spotlight Series, celebrating 10 years of amazing entertainment will be nothing short of spectacular.

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A Park for Everyone

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2018

They say good things come to those who wait, and never has this been more accurate than of The Gathering Place coming to Tulsa! The wait is over with the much-anticipated Grand Opening on September 8, 2018.

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How to Get Your Future Started

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2018

Imagine yourself working directly with America’s self-employed, small business owners and individuals. Your job: helping them access an array of innovative and affordable health coverage solutions that meet their unique needs. Then, imagine yourself doing even more for your clients, by providing important protection like Critical Illness, Short Term Accident Disability, Life Insurance, Vision and Dental one seamless package.

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Art Off The Hill Rebranded

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2018

Formerly held on campus at Rogers State University in Claremore, the Art on the Hill festival will be held literally just down the road this year, just south of Will Rogers Boulevard in the Ne-Mar Shopping Center, and with the new location comes a new name: Art Off the Hill on Route 66.

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AVB Bank Announces Promotion

By: AVB Bank | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2018

Ted Cundiff, AVB Bank President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), has announced the promotion of Cooper Rash to Marketing Officer.

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Hunger Action Month Brings Many Events to Tulsa

By: Kristen Ware | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2018

In conjunction with September’s Hunger Action Month, administration at the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma is excited to announce a month full of events designed as fun for Tulsans while raising money to feed hungry Oklahomans.

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It’s Time For A Change

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: September 2018

If you are thinking about a career change but are not sure what you’d like to do, Dental Careers of Tulsa is here to help you find your path to success. They have been training dental professionals for nearly two decades and they will help you obtain the skills you need to become a dental assistant.

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MIO Restaurant of the Month

By: Value News | Category: Restaurants | Issue: September 2018

After over a decade of raising awareness for made in Oklahoma products, The MIO Coalition recognized that consumers in our state not only want to shop for local products at the grocery store, but they also want to support the Oklahoma restaurants that incorporate locally produced food and beverage items into their menu’s. Thus, in an effort to make this information more readily available to Oklahoma consumers the MIO Restaurant Program was born.

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Winterize and Permanently Preserve Your Decks and Patios

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2018

The extremes of harsher weather conditions in winter and summer are the greatest enemies of wood and concrete. In the winter, wet and cloudy days exponentially increase deterioration of wood causing fungus and rot; as does the annual freeze-thaw cycle that breaks down concrete. Using PermaSeal USA offers you a defense system to prevent wood deterioration and absorbs into concrete to penetrate microscopic cracks, crevasses and pores to prevent checking and pitting.

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Training Tomorrow’s Pilots Today

By: Tom Fink | Category: Education | Issue: September 2018

As owners of Tulsa Aviation Group, aka TAG, the Trammells help provide training for aspiring pilots of all ages, lease aircraft to licensed pilots, and help those with an interest in learning how to fly to achieve their dreams of the sky -- not unlike the Trammells themselves.

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The Old Time Threshing Bee

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2018

History will come alive in Fairview, Oklahoma on September 28-29. That’s when the Major County Historical Society will host its annual Old Time Threshing Bee, where attendees will get to experience a part of Oklahoma’s farming past that might otherwise have been long forgotten.

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Create Your Scarecrow For Autumn

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: September 2018

Tulsa Botanic Garden’s 5th Annual Scarecrow Exhibit will be on display from Thursday, October 4 through Friday, November 3; and will surround the Pumpkin Labyrinth. This is their only community-sourced art exhibit, and therefore provides you the opportunity to create a scarecrow that will be viewed by thousands as part of their autumn display. This is something you may feel inspired to create on your own, or it may be the perfect activity to with a group or team from your school or church. Entries from individuals, artists, businesses, non-profits, schools, churches, and youth organizations are welcomed.

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Celebrating 100 Years Of Serving Oklahoma’s Boys

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2018

One of the greatest treasures in Oklahoma is celebrating 100 years of healing and hope for more than 13,000 Oklahoma boys. The Tulsa Boys’ Home opened its doors on August 28, 1918 to fill the need for housing of young homeless boys living on the streets of downtown Tulsa. The foundation that housed the boys in the beginning was a two-story white house where the Bernsen Community Life Center is now located at 710 S. Boston. Three of the five boys that first lived at the home were found living in cardboard boxes in downtown Tulsa, a city that was growing faster than its social services could handle during the oil boom of the early 1900’s.

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An Iconic Tradition Continues

By: Ashley Waitkus | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2018

The hearts of generations of Tulsans have been captivated by the stunning beauty of Woodward Park. From childhood explorations to senior pictures to scenic weddings, the park offers something for every stage of life. The 70 year old Tulsa Garden Center, a non-profit headquartered in The Mansion at Woodward Park, works tirelessly to ensure Woodward Park, which includes the Tulsa Municipal Rose Gardens, Linnaeus Teaching Garden, The Mansion, surrounding gardens, and the park itself, continues to remain a Tulsa icon for decades to come. The Tulsa Garden Center provides environmental and horticultural education to Tulsans while partnering with the City of Tulsa to maintain and advocate for one of Tulsa’s most treasured locales.

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Best Financial Advice

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2018

There is a saying that wisdom comes from listening to advice, so I asked bankers to share the best money advice they have received and the impact it has made in their lives.

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Gun Shop Greatness

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2018

Crusader Tactical, located on the Northeast corner of 101st in Elm, in Broken Arrow, offers a large selection of firearms, accessories, service, and classes. Crusader Tactical’s mission is to redefine the typical gun store experience for everyone, and for their customers to leave knowing they came to the right place. They have proven successful in their mission with 5-star reviews on the web, and a long list of testimonials, since opening in July 2017.

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Cool Grilles Car Show Set for October 6, 2018

By: Janie Green | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2018

The Rotary Club of Broken Arrow is sponsoring a classic car show in the Rose District, Main Street Broken Arrow on October 6, 2018. This event will bring competition cars as well as specialty classic and military vehicles to fill The Rose District, which USA Today crowned as the small city “Most Charming Main Street” in Oklahoma.

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The Annual Black Buggy Day Returns

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A Really Big Air Show

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2018

Bring your lawn chairs and watch pilots from around the country come in over Oologah Lake and from all directions to celebrate aviation in the heartland. The Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In marks the 83rd anniversary of the Aug. 15, 1935 Alaska crash that claimed the lives of the world’s most noted aviation enthusiasts of their time.

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The $145 Million Marriage Proposal

By: Tammy Laakso | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2018

Starting in 2022 it will be possible to ask for the beloved’s hand in marriage while flying over the lunar surface to the sound of Franck Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon”. The one-week interplanetary flight will be carried out using a self-contained and autonomous spacecraft allowing the two lovers to travel alone.

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Oklahoma's Rose

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2018

Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond recently accepted the 2018 Livability Award at the 86th U.S. Conference of Mayors honoring Broken Arrow’s Rose District. The award, which recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in America’s cities, was a tough competition between more than 150 other cities.

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Devices for Most Every Concern

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2018

Technology has advanced so much, that it’s become much easier to protect not only our belongings, but the people in our lives who matter. Larry Ferguson, owner of The Spy Shop, started out as a private investigator, a security consultant and police officer. “It just evolved into this business because I enjoy helping people solve their safety and security problems.”

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MIO Restaurant of the Month

By: The Made In Oklahoma Coalition (MIO) | Category: Restaurants | Issue: August 2018

The Restaurant of the Month promotion was implemented to provide additional support and recognition to MIO restaurant members that go above and beyond the baseline requirements for membership by offering a robust selection of MIO products to their patrons. After each restaurant of the month is selected, a public voting process is implemented at the beginning of the next calendar year to determine who will be named MIO Restaurant of the Year. The winner of the MIO Restaurant of the Year campaign will receive a plaque of recognition, free advertising through MIO, a special feature on the MIO website and social media platforms as well as a $1,000 donation to the food bank of their choice.

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Sustainable. Responsible. Investing.

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2018

Wondering what impact your investments are making? Ask your financial advisor for a portfolio review to see if your current investments include SRI companies.

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It's Time To Enter The Fair

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2018

Since 1914, the Rogers County Fair has entertained, amazed, and delighted adult fair-goers and children of all ages with its rides, competitions, animals and events. This September, the tradition of fun for the whole family continues in Claremore at the 2018 Rogers County Fair.

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Setting the Standard for Exterior Home Improvements

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2018

When it comes to providing homeowners with peace-of-mind about homes protection from water infiltration, impact, and fire, the answer is as easy as ABC. ABC Seamless of Northeast Oklahoma in Chouteau offers superior seamless siding, roofing, guttering, and more, installed by one of the best crews in northeast Oklahoma.

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Why is Martial Arts Good for Kids?

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2018

At Martial Arts Academy in Owasso, owner and instructor Chris Velez believes that when a student signs up for Martial Arts instruction, the “end in mind” should involve far more than just a mastery of the martial arts or an ability to defend oneself. He believes a person should take away self-confidence and discipline—two attributes which are integral to traveling successfully down any avenue in life.

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It's Time To Plan For the 2018 Fantasy Football Season

By: Value News | Category: Restaurants | Issue: August 2018

Wings. Beer. Sports. Football season is almost here. Thursday, September 6th is the first scheduled NFL game. Buffalo Wild Wings, affectionately called B-Dubs by fans across the country, caters to Fantasy Football enthusiasts by providing a free Pepsi NFL Commissioner Draft kit.

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Swan Bros. Dairy adds pasteurized milk to products offered

By: Tom Fink | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2018

In the state of Oklahoma, if you sell raw milk, it has to be from the farm. This law allows the consumer to see how the cows are treated, if they’re healthy, if the equipment is clean, and more. Just to buy raw milk from a farmer’s market, the consumer really wouldn’t know where it came or the conditions of the cows.

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World Class Fun

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2018

Walking into Wheels and Thrills in Owasso for the first time, it’s hard not to be impressed. The 26,000 square foot facility boasts a massive skating rink -- 150’ by 75’ -- with a hardwood maple floor, state-of-the-art lighting, sound, and special effects, but there’s so much more to Wheels and Thrills than skating.

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It's Christmas in July at BA Med Spa

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2018

The Christmas holiday is almost half a year away, but at BA Med Spa, it is just around the corner! It’s time for their annual “Christmas in July” event, where both new and regular clients receive gifts of great savings on BA Med Spa’s rich tapestry of services to help them look and feel their best throughout the coming year. Discounts will be offered on a wide array of products and services, including dermal fillers like Radiesse, Bellafill, Voluma, and Juvederm, as well as weight loss and fat reduction aids, such as Coolsculpting and B Complex shots, and hormone replacement therapy assessments and treatments.

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Free Safety and Lifestyle Fair for Older Adults

By: Carol Carter | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2018

The Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair promotes health and safety, active aging and independent living for older adults and also offers information and support for family caregivers.

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Learn To Catch A Big One!

By: Tammy Laakso | Category: Education | Issue: July 2018

If you and your family are just getting started and want to see what fishing is all about, sign-up to participate in the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation’s Family Fishing Clinic to be held at the Oklahoma Aquarium Zebco Casting Pond. During July, there are two dates available: July 10 and July 24 6:30-8:00 pm. This is open for all ages. Signs up are required for each individual person who plans to attend including adults. All participants are encouraged to fish and participate. All equipment will be provided, and during the clinic no fishing license will be required. Space for each date is limited, and on a first come first serve basis. Follow the link below to sign up.

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Oklahoma's Waterfalls

By: Tammy Laakso | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2018

Oklahoma is graced with some of the most beautiful lakes with pristine shorelines in America. With close to 55,646 miles of shoreline, our state’s shoreline measures more than most of the gulf coast and Atlantic. Even more magnificent are the waterfalls. There is nothing like the beauty and essence of a cascading waterfall in the summertime. Have you ever considered taking a great waterfall adventure? You might just want to throw a picnic in the car and take a short road trip to some or all of these.

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Are You Bonkers For Bunco?

By: Mary Bransford | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2018

You haven’t experienced summer in Inola unless you have participated in the rush and fun of the annual Bunco tournament. It is a great way to spend a summer evening even if you have never played the game before.

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Simple Luxury

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2018

Simplicity may not be the first word that comes to mind when you start thinking about a kitchen remodel. But, after you have USA Granite and Cabinetry out to do the job, that’s one of the first things you’ll think of. Just ask customers Frank and Belinda Rehbein. They recently remodeled their kitchen and couldn’t be more pleased.

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MIO Restaurant of the Month

By: Value News | Category: | Issue: July 2018

Three years after Oklahoma became a state, in 1910, a man by the name of Henry Kamp, arrived in Oklahoma by train. He was a German immigrant who was headed to the Pacific Northwest; however, when he stopped in Oklahoma City, he never left. From that time, his brother, William, and he started a small grocery store at the corner of NW 25th and Classen Boulevard. Over the years, they became an Oklahoma City icon well known for their quality meats, deli, bakery and most of all their outstanding customer service.

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Payment Protection For Life's Unexpected Moments

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2018

New cars can quickly depreciate in value causing your auto insurance to pay less than what you owe on your car loan. What happens when an accident totals your car? Who pays the difference between the insurance settlement and your outstanding loan balance? You do. Or, maybe not...

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Porter, The Peachiest Place in Oklahoma

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2018

Who doesn’t love a sweet lush juicy peach? If peaches are your passion, then you won’t want to miss the annual Porter Peach Festival, July 19 – 21, in Porter, Oklahoma. The town of Porter is renowned for their peaches and folks come from far and wide to enjoy their deliciousness every year.

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Sooner Paint, Sooner Done

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2018

Painting your home is one of the most important decisions you can make when improving your home’s appearance. Most of us are not up to the challenge to do it ourselves; so we hire a pro. Sooner Painting has both skill, speed and uses top notch products to complete each and every job.

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Wastewater Solutions of Oklahoma Wants To Do Your Dirty Work

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Professional Services | Issue: July 2018

Wastewater Solutions is a full service business, handling everything related to residential sewage. They are able to install conventional or aerobic systems. They also handle repairs to any type of system as well as maintenance—monthly chlorination treatments or pumping services. Their services are available in both new construction as well as existing homes. Whether a customer needs help with a conventional system or aerobic, they are able to assist.

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Stepping Into the 'Time Lab'

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2018

This June, area children are invited to take part during the annual, week-long VBS. The theme will be “Time Lab”, and attendees, from kindergarten to 8th grade, will travel back in time to experience the Bible in living color, as the stories are brought to life via skits, crafts, dress up days, theme-related snacks and so much more! “It is like nothing you have ever seen—this VBS,” recalls church member, Julie Dermody. “About 150 families come together to help, and it is absolutely amazing!”

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Roofing Done Rite

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2018

What’s in a name? Everything in the roofing industry. Dun-Rite Roofing Inc.’s reputation stands out from the crowd. Established in 1992, Dun-Rite has served its customers in Oklahoma with one simple rule in mind—the Golden Rule.

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Goodwill's 2018 Honorees

By: Nancy Webster | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2018

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa celebrated another year of accomplishments at their Annual Awards Luncheon which was held on May 9th, at the Southern Hills Marriott. Over 700 employees, clients, board members, community leaders and other business partners and friends of Goodwill joined in the celebration at the Southern Hills Marriott Hotel.

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Just In Time For Early Voting

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2018

A new satellite location is being added for early voting in elections in Owasso. The satellite will be available to any and all voters, legally registered to vote in Rogers County, at Central Baptist Church 9001 N. 145th E. Ave. Owasso, OK on Thursday, June 21 and Friday, June 22 from 8am-7pm and Saturday, June 23 9am-2pm, in advance of the June 26 primary election date. Additional dates for early voting in future elections will also take place at this location. As always, Rogers County voters may also cast their early ballots at the Rogers County Election Board on those same dates and times; however, the new location allows for flexibility and convenience if a citizen works or lives closer to the satellite location. If a citizen waits to cast his or her vote on the election date (June 26 for the primary election, for instance), the vote will need to be cast at a designated polling place to which he or she has been assigned.

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A New Dimension For Visitors

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Education | Issue: June 2018

You are about to enter into a new dimension. An “Enhanced Tour” of Will Rogers Memorial Museums brings a new level of reality or information to visiting the Claremore Memorial and Oologah Birthplace Ranch.

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Travel Planning Tips to Prevent Fraud

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2018

Tips to traveling while keeping your identity in check.

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

By: Beki Akins | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2018

The Castle of Muskogee has fireworks to please anyone, with prices for every budget. There are novelty fireworks for smaller children, plus more than 400 items for teens and adults, including the country’s largest selection of Heavyweight and Multi-action displays (80+ 500 Grams to choose from). Select from many versions of specially priced Family Packs and other hand-picked assortments to get the most bang for your buck. With each purchase of $50 or more, a complimentary Halloween Festival ticket (valid VIP Weekend) will be included. Perhaps one of the best reasons to shop with the Castle, however, is that we guarantee all fireworks to light!

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What Is The Right Driveway For Your Home?

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2018

When your driveway is in need of renovating there are many options to improve its overall good looks and curb appeal, however what’s most important it function. Today’s vehicles are larger, there are more cars using the driveway, and driveways are play and social zones too. So deciding on the right layout for your homes driveway is important for this long-term investment.

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Going Strong for 60 Years

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2018

In a time where businesses, seemingly, open and shut overnight, how has Kissee Ford thrived for sixty years? “It’s the way we treat people,” Steve explains. “The internet may have changed business for customers in terms of being able to see the availability of inventory, but the internet doesn’t change who you can trust. It’s all about relationship. We have so many repeat customers. We excel at building relationships, and we are here to stay.”

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Who is Carl Parson?

By: Mary Bransford | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2018

Carl Parson has spent many years in his beloved community helping others. He is a self-educated, plain spoken Christian man who believes in doing the right thing. He strives to put others first before himself. He makes a habit of reaching out to the less fortunate and helping them with things they need. He has a mind like a steel trap and believes strongly in building a better Oklahoma and District 8 for the entire community, his neighbors, friends and family.

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Tuesdays in the Park

By: Janie Green | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2018

Tuesdays in the Park, presented by ARTSOK-The Regional Arts Alliance of Broken Arrow, is a long-running success for arts in Broken Arrow. Each Tuesday evening in June, 7 - 9 pm, a musical performance is presented on an outdoor stage in Central Park, 1500 S. Main St. The grassy slope of the park provides an excellent amphitheater for the crowds relaxing and listening...and often dancing. Tuesdays in the Park is free to attend and appropriate for families.

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Oklahoma Freewheel

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2018

Each year, bicyclers who participate in the Oklahoma Freewheel event travel across Oklahoma during the second week of June, typically beginning near the Texas-Oklahoma border and ending up at Oklahoma’s northern border. This year, the trip will begin on June 9 in Elk City (near the Oklahoma-Texas panhandle border), follow Oklahoma’s stretch of Historic 66 through Weatherford, El Reno, Luther, Bristow, Catoosa, Miami, and will culminate on June 16 in Joplin, Missouri, right across the Oklahoma-Missouri border.

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Where Values Count

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2018

South Pointe Chevrolet is synonymous with strong core values. Integrity, transparency, professionalism and teamwork come standard with each transaction whether purchasing a vehicle or having one serviced or repaired.

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Let the Hat Lady Find Your Dream Home

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Real Estate | Issue: June 2018

For someone who has been an entrepreneur most of her adult life, becoming a realtor wasn’t that far of a stretch. “I’ve always been a barterer,” says Dawn Seing “So real estate seemed like a very natural progression.”

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MIO Restaurant of the month

By: Value News | Category: Restaurants | Issue: June 2018

For those who want to experience a “True Dining Experience”, hop in your vehicle and head towards the beautiful Kiamichi Mountain Range.

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Patriotic Celebration in its 21st Year

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2018

In honor of Independence Day, American Heritage Bank presents the 21st annual fireworks show in Sapulpa on Wednesday, July 4.

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Tulsa Automobile Dealers Association Donation Fuels IMPACT Kids Program

By: Tracey Norvell | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2018

It can take more than drive to get ahead and an early start accelerates the potential of a successful career.

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Grass Roots Gutters

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2018

A loan from his father allowed the purchase of a used truck and gutter machine to launch his company out of his Tulsa home garage in 1982. That same year, he was approached by Gutter Helmet, seeking distribution of their revolutionary rain gutter product.

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Serving More Than Just Refreshment

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2018

“We are changing the shaved ice game,” explains Trey Lambert, Co-owner of Stone Ice Co. “The concept is food truck meets ‘tiny home’, and there is something for everyone here.”

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What You Need to Know About Purchasing a Hearing Aid

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Consumer News | Issue: May 2018

Are you having trouble hearing? Do you think a hearing aid might help? Miracle-Ear will help you with purchasing your new hearing aids.

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The Avenue of Flags

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2018

One of the most powerful Memorial Day exhibitions in the country begins on the Friday before what is known as The Avenue of Flags at Floral Haven. Over 3,000 funeral coffin flags donated by veterans’ families are displayed. Each year, new inductees are honored at a ceremony where the deceased veteran’s family raises their sacred flag. It is an emotional and powerful tribute. The Avenue of Flags will open on Friday, May 25 and the new induction ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 26 at 10 a.m. The flags will remain on display the entire weekend through Memorial Day.

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1569 England Comes to Life

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2018

The Castle of Muskogee hosts it’s 23rd Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival, Saturdays and Sundays through June 3rd, 10:30 a.m. till 6:00 p.m. You will enjoy dozens of street performers, local artisans, culinary creators and merchants, as well as entertainers that will appear on any of the 15 stages throughout the Castleton.

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It’s Time to Putt for Pups!

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Pets | Issue: May 2018

Animal Aid of Tulsa presents Putting for Pets! The lively golf tournament taking place at Mohawk Park Golf Course, 5223 E 41st St North, Tulsa. Lunch and swag provided to all lucky foursomes who participate. The cost is $300.00 per foursome.

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MIO Restaurant of the Month

By: John Rudolph | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2018

The Made in Oklahoma Coalition, founded in the year 2000, is a group of 70+ Oklahoma food manufacturers, growers and producers dedicated to promoting brand awareness for Oklahoma made food and beverage products. The NIO Coalition has selected Iron Star Urban BBQ to be their May Restaurant of the Month.

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A Case for Shorter Term Loans

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2018

Interested in buying a car? RCB Bank will help you navigate the world of short-term and long-term loans.

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Bucking the Competition for 4 Straight Years

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2018

The Will Rogers Stampede is the 3rd longest running event in Rogers County history. That isn’t the only record the rodeo holds, though. For the last four years, the Stampede has also been voted as PRCA’s top rodeo in its category—No. 1 above 600 other small rodeos! As if that isn’t impressive enough, it is the only PRCA rodeo in Oklahoma to receive the national award three times overall, and the only one to get an award for 4 straight years ever in PRCA history! Rodeo week will kick off Saturday, May 19 with the Stampede parade hosted by the Reveille Rotary at 2 pm in downtown Claremore.

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Boot-Scootin’ BBQ Festival

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2018

Plans for the annual Boot-Scooting BBQ Festival are cooking in Claremore! This free event is proudly presented by the Reveille Rotary Club. The BBQ is a Kansas City Barbecue Society sanctioned cooking competition. Around thirty cooks from near and far, from newbie to veteran, will be competing for cash prizes, a chance to advance to the next level of competition and good old-fashioned bragging rights.

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By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2018

The ability to strike a balance between keeping up with the latest technology and maintaining tried and true values is one of the reasons Classic Chevrolet is the largest, longest running locally owned Chevrolet dealer in the Tulsa Metro Area. “We still do the little things, like hand wash and vacuum every car that comes through our service department,” says Fitzpatick. “We are committed to making sure that customers are taken care of.”

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Guardians of Children

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Special Interest | Issue: May 2018

The Demand Project began in a peaceful, Colorado home in 2004. after seeing a horrific story on the evening news, The Weis’s moved to Oklahoma and attended Victory Bible College to obtain the spiritual training they would need to pursue their goals. In 2013, The Demand Project was born. Jason says, “It was our calling to fight to protect children, to put bad guys away, and to restore victims of sex trafficking.”

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Protecting What You Love Most

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2018

At DLSS, they take the challenge of safeguarding homes and businesses to heart. In business since 1997, DLSS prides itself on building relationships with its customers. Kevin Dyson, who owns and operates the company stresses, “We care about our customers and they are much more than just a name on a sheet of paper to us. We make ourselves available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

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Twisted Soul Sisters Mother-Daughter Look-A-Like Contest Results

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Other | Issue: May 2018

Our anonymous team of judges had quite the feat to decide the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The 1st place winner will receive a $100.00 gift card for Twisted Soul Sisters Boutique and Gift Store. The 2nd place winner will receive Mother’s Day Berries from Edible Arrangements. The 3rd place winner will receive a $50.00 gift card for The Pink House in Claremore.

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An Easy Solution for Acne

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2018

Acne is a condition that effects Many people, both young and old. Reveal Salon has a customized solution, tailored to your needs.

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Truly Homegrown

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: May 2018

If you insist on homegrown produce, be sure that it is truly homegrown—visit Stonebridge Garden, Lawn and Landscape Center in Claremore, where one hundred percent of the vegetable plants are grown on the premises.

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The Fountain of Youth

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2018

“At BA Med Spa our mission is to improve the lives of the patients we serve,” says Melody Hawkins, Practice Manager of BA Med Spa. “We want to make our clients feel comfortable and come up with a custom plan to make them the best version of themselves.” That is one of the reasons BA Med Spa offers a stress-free consultation.

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Seasoned and Skillful Service

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2018

The Parts and Service Department at Suburban Chevrolet in Claremore has been offering the highest quality vehicle maintenance for 34 years. Ben Perry recently took over management of the department as Director, and he is excited to join a team that collectively has over 222 years of experience in servicing Chevy vehicles. Ben and his advisor, Jeff Cantrell, lead a team of experts offering the best service with hometown hospitality. “We bring our collective experience to the table for you to get your vehicle serviced properly by people who know what they’re doing,” Ben said.

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Supporting A Safe Haven For Survivors

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: May 2018

Spring is in full bloom in Green Country, and the new season brings with it feelings of renewal and hope. Safenet Services, Inc. has been providing hope and opportunity to victims of domestic violence year-round since 1991. Safenet is most recognized for providing women and children in need with a shelter, crisis hotline, counseling, education, and advocacy programs. The completion of their new facility, The Donald W. Reynolds Safety Center provides additional services, including supervised visitation rooms and a secure outdoor play area for children.

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Mastering Aging

By: Ami Bucher | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2018

When someone says “senior center”, images of bingo may be the first thing to come to mind, but the Broken Arrow Senior Center is so much more. With a busy schedule full of more than 50 different activities to choose from, you’ll always be able to find something to do. Invite your friends to become a member with you, but also plan to meet new friends and enjoy fun, engaging activities together!

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Twisted Soul Sisters Mother-Daughter Look-a-Like Contest

By: Values Editor | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2018

Send us your best photo of you and your mom, or two if it’s a side-by-side comparison by Thursday, April 19 for your chance to win.

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Restaurant of the Month - Lambrusco'z Deli & Catering Market

By: Values Editor | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2018

April’s Restaurant of the Month is Lambrusco’z to Go! Stop by one of their two Tulsa deli locations for sandwiches, baked goods, frozen casseroles, dinner, side items and so much more. They also offer a convenient subscription service with their Meals To Go program, with meals delivered right to your door on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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Growing Flowers and Friendships Through Gardens

By: Brenda Michael-Haggard | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2018

Kick off spring and Earth Day Weekend with Tulsa Garden Club’s 68th Annual Garden Tour, 10am-5pm, Saturday, April 21, 2018. Our community’s longest running educational garden tour will benefit Tulsa Garden Center’s restoration projects for The Mansion at Woodward Park. The Mansion turns 100 in 2019 and is ready for some hard-earned maintenance!

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Spring Home & Outdoor Living Expo

By: Frank Sawyer | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2018

Tulsa’s newest home and garden show is returning for its third year. Spring Home & Outdoor Living Expo, sponsored by Junk King, is set for a three-day weekend opening at noon on Friday, April 20, 2018 in the River Spirit Expo at Expo Square.

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Integrity • Accuracy • Satisfaction

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Automotive | Issue: April 2018

Making the most of your auto service experience shouldn’t be a dreaded visit. You should be able to take in your vehicle, get it diagnosed, get maintenances and trust that you will be treated honestly and fairly with integrity and accuracy. Jim Glover Chevrolet, in Tulsa, is one of the premier auto dealerships in Oklahoma. They have received numerous awards throughout the years based on verified results from comprehensive surveys taken by customers of the dealership.

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By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2018

Wiring money is a way to send and receive money fast. It’s also a prime target for fraud.

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Spring Swarms

By: Seana Warren | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2018

There are several areas in green country that are in high risk of springtime termite swarms including: Bartlesville, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Jenks, Miami, Muskogee, Okmulgee, Owasso, Ponca City, Sand Springs, Sapulpa and Tulsa.

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Spring Into Spring

By: Mary Bransford | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2018

Warmer temperatures are here, and that means outdoor activities and festivals are on their way! Mark your calendars for these events. Be sure to check online for the latest information. Enjoy spring with your family and have a great time!

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Code Red

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2018

Enrolling in Code Red is quick and simple. Simply go to Then, click on the Code Red icon. From there, you will create an account and select the types of notifications you would like to receive—whether emergency warnings, only, or general warnings (e.g. road closures directly affecting your area of residence, utility outages, etc.) as well.

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Shining a Light on Child Abuse

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2018

The CANdlelight Ball is a fundraising gala designed to help provide CAN with the funds needed to continue its vital, life-changing work and service to Tulsa’s children. Further, the Ball helps spread community awareness about CAN’s services. That awareness, in turn, brings in volunteers and funding.

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Family Serving Family

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2018

Over one third of Tulsa New Holland’s staff have been with the dealership for over five years. General Manager Kelly Umphrey has been with Tulsa New Holland for 25 years, lead mechanic Tony Bates for 26, Accountant Kasey Carradini for 18, and Receptionist Gina Simmons for 13. Commitment to serving Tulsa and the surrounding communities runs deep.

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We've Still Got the Dirt

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2018

Take the challenge. “Plant part of your garden this spring with a customized product from Soil Smart and the balance of your garden without,” says Wes. “We think you’ll see a marked difference in your plants, because we’ve got the dirt.”

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Buckets of Berries

By: Erica Ludwig | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2018

After picking, strawberries and blackberries are gently transferred from the picking buckets to cardboard flats, so patrons arrive home with berries intact. Blueberries are sturdier, so they are packaged in food-safe plastic bags when picked by customers and packaged into plastic pint containers when the staff picks them.

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Make It Pop!

By: Mary Bransford | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2018

The beginning of a new year marks the annual pledge many of us make for healthier eating habits after the long gluttonous run from Halloween thru New Year’s day. With the heft of the holidays weighing in both body and mind comes the desire for clean, simple, lighter eating. Cue popcorn.

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Saving Lives One Shelter at a Time

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2018

“We are not one size fits all.” explains Jason. From inground concrete or metal storm shelters and above-ground concrete and metal saferooms to garage floor models, Survivor has something for every space limitation and preference.

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Heroes Among Us

By: Whitley Mumm | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2018

Put on your cape and be a hero for children in your community, and sign up for the CAN Superhero Challenge today!

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COR619 Builds Their Nation

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2018

While still offering their amazing personal training programs, they have now added two dynamic opportunities for group fitness, COR Nation and COR HYPE.

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Local Finds For Your Home

By: Values Editor | Category: Rogers County | Issue: March 2018

Mark your calendar for April 6-8 to attend the 2018 Claremore Home and Garden Show.

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Do These 5 Networking Fears Paralyze You Too?

By: Kari Mirabal | Category: Professional Services | Issue: March 2018

In today’s rapidly changing world, building and sustaining authentic relationships is more crucial than ever.

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Strike Up the Bow!

By: Carol Matza | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2018

This year’s special recognition award will go to 15-time-Grammy award winner Ricky Skaggs, who, along with his band Kentucky Thunder, will give a full concert.

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Kalan Knows Concrete

By: Values Editor | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2018

Respected in the community, well-reviewed online and one of the friendliest guys you’ll ever meet, Kalan will set you up with a great-looking driveway in no time.

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Prevent the Pests

By: Values Editor | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2018

It’s spring cleanup time again, and that means raking leaves, gardening and working on your home’s curb appeal. Did you know that it’s also an ideal time to complete an annual pest inspection?

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Talking Mortgage

By: Caylon Arundell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2018

Lending officers have their own language. We try not to use unfamiliar jargon when working with customers, but “talking mortgage” is second nature to us. Let me clarify some lingo my customers have called me out on.

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Options For Everyone

By: Values Editor | Category: Professional Services | Issue: March 2018

Call Reynolds & Sons Funeral Service and AdamsCrest Funeral Service today to make your pre-arrangements today. They will be there for you during your time of need.

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Sew Good

By: Values Editor | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: March 2018

The entire design and digitizing process is quick and easy, and choosing fonts, colors and placement is made simple with the guidance of this talented and experienced team.

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A Labor of Love

By: Values Editor | Category: Restaurants | Issue: March 2018

The Made in Oklahoma Coalition, founded in the year 2000, is a group of 70+ Oklahoma food manufacturers, growers and producers dedicated to promoting brand awareness for Oklahoma made food and beverage products.

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A Solid Plan For Your Next Chapter

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Professional Services | Issue: March 2018

An estate plan, properly in place, should do two things: protect you and your assets while you are alive and ensure that your property passes to your loved ones as you wish and for their benefit upon your death.

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Protect Your Deck

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2018

What exactly is PermaSeal? It’s much more than a protective topcoat.

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New Tax Laws? No Problem!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2018

As a small business owner, your main focus is on attracting new customers, retaining current ones, improving products and services, plus the other essentials to success. Ask yourself, “Do I really have the time and energy to handle my company’s financial tracking efficiently?”

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Kitchen and Bath Dream Maker

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2018

A far cry from just a tile layer, the business now employs 15 people with varying expertise in every aspect of construction. There is more control over a project, more quality assurance in craftsmanship and skill than merely when a contractor relies on his sub-contractors to finish a job. The cornerstone of TBT’s success lies in its repeat customers— customers for life— that have been treated to quality craftsmanship for a fair and reasonable price.

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Chair-ity Auction 'Roaring into Town'

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2018

Step into a bygone era, the Roaring Twenties, for an evening of entertainment and a chance to positively impact local youth! Make plans now to attend the annual Chair-ity Auction celebrating the 20th anniversary of Volunteers for Youth (VFY).

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Turning a Stumbling Block Into a Stepping Stone

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Education | Issue: February 2018

Though her business has received many accolades by former clients, Dr. Pitkin says the best reward she’s ever received is knowing a child’s life has been changed for the better.

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2018 Operation Art Gala

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Education | Issue: February 2018

Watching kids flourish and teaching them to see the positive though the negative are just a couple of the things Jeni says are the rewards of Operation Aware. “There are so many triggers for youth today. They get so many mixed messages. I’m proud to be part of an organization that talks to them about their goals and dreams. Every kids needs someone to tell them they can do good.”

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The Sooner the Better

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2018

Preparation now will go a long way toward enjoying the healthy green lawn you want this summer. And you don’t have to lift a finger except to call Sooner Lawn.

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All About the County Assessor's Office

By: John A. Wright | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2018

At every meeting with citizens, we take the opportunity to ensure the homeowners are getting the exemptions to which they are entitled.

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2018 Valentine's Day Ideas

By: Values Editor | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2018

Let them know how much you care with our list of unique date ideas from around the Tulsa area, or use these playlists to set the perfect mood to impress your sweetie with a homemade dinner for two.

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Premier Consulting Partners & AVB Bank Announce Joint Venture

By: Heather Berryhill | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2018

Premier Consulting Partners, Tulsa, and Broken Arrow-based, AVB Bank, announced jointly a partnership that will enable both organizations to offer customers additional value-added services.

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PAC Director Mark Frie Honored

By: Adam Foreman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2018

Mark Frie, Tulsa Performing Arts Center Director and president of the ARTSOK Regional Arts Alliance of Broken Arrow, is among those being honored with the Arts In Education Award.

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The 11th Annual Me & My Guy Dance

By: Amy Beth Dobbins | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2018

This year, the theme for the event is “Mad Hatter’s Ball”, and the ballroom will be transformed into a magical wonderland.

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Helping Tulsa Youth for More than 40 Years

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2018

Youth At Heart is a non-profit agency that helps kids who are either left alone or unsupervised after school. It combines sports and education enrichment to assist youth living in Tulsa’s socio-economically challenged neighborhoods. Programs consist of tutoring, character training, youth mentoring, health and fitness training, sports leagues, career exploration, community service and summer camp.

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A Bucket Approach to Investing

By: Mary Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2018

The key to successful investing is setting clear-cut goals. Know what you want, the cost to get it and how long you have to save.

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Collision Repairs: Not the End Of the World

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2018

It’s no wonder that the majority of their business comes from word-of-mouth and repeat customers. They’re proud of the services and finished products they’ve provided to residents of Broken Arrow and surrounding communities since January of 2001.

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Hot Lineup at the Tulsa PAC

By: Adam Foreman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: January 2018

January at the Tulsa PAC heats up while the temps fall outside. From dance and murder to a certain Argentinian political wonder, they've got it all!

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Broken Arrow's New Sub Spot

By: Values Editor | Category: Restaurants | Issue: January 2018

Jersey Mike’s is bringing tasty sandwiches to Broken Arrow! They have joined the community with the addition of a new location on East Hillside Drive.

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Chilling with the Animals

By: Kristi Roe-Owen | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2018

Grab your best adventuring hat and head out on your animal expedition while the weather’s still nice and frosty.

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A Superior Maintenance Plan

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2018

A garage door and opener work in unison and are much like your vehicle. They need periodic checking, servicing and preventive maintenance. Who would think of driving a vehicle for years without changing the oil, checking brake fluid, replacing radiator coolant, rotating the tires and having other recommended services provided?

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Distinctive Decor With an Edge

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: January 2018

The company’s name is just as distinctive as the products. “I spent a lot of time with my great grandmothers, Francis and Nezzie. Both women were so inspirational. And, they both loved gardenias,” says Kayla, adding that “this is my homage to their legacy and hopefully create one of my own.”

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Bring Your Guests Out to the Ranch

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Professional Services | Issue: January 2018

Although she states she’d rather be in the background planning your next event, you can’t help but feel Debbie's enthusiasm for whatever it’s going to take to make your dreams come true.

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Healthcare Without the Hassle

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2018

Dr. Melita Tate, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Medical School, has five children of her own, so she understands the importance of being able to get well quickly. “We keep our schedule open to work in sick patients and because that time is allotted for, no patient is made to feel like they are being rushed.”

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It's Time for A Change

By: Values Editor | Category: Education | Issue: January 2018

Dental Assisting is a solid and fulfilling career choice. As a dental assistant, you will learn to help care for patients and educate them about their oral health. The curriculum is experience-based, so you won’t be struggling to learn about procedures solely from a book. You’ll dive right in, observing and able to ask questions as they come up. The hands-on atmosphere gives you an edge when it comes to recalling the material, so you’ll be learning faster and retaining more than you might be while attending programs that are rooted in traditional lectures and textbook study.

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Expanding Executive Leadership

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2018

AVB Bank proudly announces the hiring Jody Manning and his election to the position of Executive Vice President, Finance, and also the hiring of Jim Myers as Senior Vice President and Commercial Lender.

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The Number One Reason Why You Need to Use Text Banking

By: Kyle Head | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2018

You can use text banking to check account balances, transfer money between accounts and notify you when your balance falls below a specific dollar amount. You can pick and choose which alerts you want to receive. Smartphone and Wi-Fi not required.

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Keeping Resolutions Together

By: Christopher Davis | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2018

Unlike national chain gyms, the independent and locally-owned Optimal Fitness offers an environment that enables its members and staff to be more serious and more personal.

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A New Year, A New You in 2018

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2018

“If it’s been a while since you visited us, you should come by and see our new space. We are constantly evolving by offering the latest in technological and medical techniques and our new space will be twice as big to help focus on the needs of the customers.”

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Antioxidant Alkaline Water

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2018

Ionized hydrogen rich water in its natural state flows over rocks and water. During the 1970’s, a Japanese scientist found a way to mimic this water ionization by inventing a machine using platinum covered titanium plates that circulates the water and enriches its ionization, alkalinity and purity; similar to the natural waters you would find in places such as Lourdes, France and Nordenau, Germany.

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