Value News Articles–2019

An Annual Tribute to Will Rogers at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum

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Personalize Your Fitness Routine

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Willkommen Zum Oktoberfest in Tulsa, Celebrating 41 Years!

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Eagle OPS Welcome Home 5K benefiting Oklahoma DAV

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Broken Arrow PAC Announces 11th Season of Spotlight Series

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What Businesses Need to Know About Ransomware

By: Stacy Dunn | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2019

Ransomware is a computer virus or malware that threatens to publish or block access to your data unless a ransom is paid. Hackers target valuable information such as money, trade secrets, intellectual property, personal information, or customer records. Stacy Dunn, the information security analyst at RCB Bank, explains how to minimize the risk of being attacked and recommends what to do in the case of an attack in this month's Financially Fit column. Read the full article in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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A Lasting Investment

By: Frank and Maven | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2019

Deck staining and power washing may look good temporarily, but they always leave you with future hassle and expense. This is because staining and power washing only address the surface level appearance of wood and concrete, leaving them open to moisture. PermaSeal’s proprietary solution penetrates deep into the pores of wood and concrete and creates a molecular bond that permanently prevents water rotting. With this sealant in place, you will not have to worry about sealing your deck, dock, or driveway again, 25 years guaranteed! Learn more in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Going Above and Beyond, No Matter the Season

By: Tom Fink | Category: Automotive | Issue: September 2019

Autumn is on its way, and TNG Power Equipment has a huge inventory of various Side-by-Sides available for the season. A Side-by-Side is a small two-to-six person four-wheel drive off-road vehicle, sometimes called UTV, which is perfect for on-site transportation and capable of hauling cargo and towing, and is also great for recreational purposes. With only a few months until Christmas, TNG is offering a layaway program to make it easy to plan and pay off exciting gifts, such as go-karts, wood pellet stoves, power tools, and more. Find more details in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Personalize Your Fitness Routine

By: Josh Morin | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2019

When starting a new fitness routine, many people over-complicate the process or set the bar too high, eventually leading to getting burnt out. Fueled Supplements vice president Josh Morin explains how to personalize your fitness program to incorporate the lifestyle and activities you enjoy with a goal-oriented step-by-step plan while evaluating your results and making adjustments along the way to help you commit to a solution that achieves the results you're looking for. Read the full article in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Baby Boutique Opens In Downtown Claremore

By: Tom Fink | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2019

Introducing downtown Claremore's newest store, The District Baby, a boutique offering a large selection of baby items for newborns to 4-year-olds. Owner Cari Bohannan started by selling a small selection of baby items at her women's clothing boutique, The District on Main, and decided to expand into a new location as Claremore's first exclusive "baby only" item store. Their inventory includes high-quality clothing, shoes, toys, gifts, books and various necessity items from popular name-brands at competitive prices. Read more about the store in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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A Magical Night In The Park

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2019

The Tasting at Woodward Park fundraising gala includes an enchanting evening, strolling under the stars in the exquisite Tulsa Rose Gardens, while sipping incredible wines and sampling delectable cuisine. Guests will receive a commemorative wine glass at check-in, and will then discover an array of upscale fare, lavish wines, fine craft beer and some of Tulsa's finest restaurants and caterers at this garden-party styled affair. The event begins at 7 p.m. Friday, September 27 and ends with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Find more details in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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How To Have An Eggcellent Morning

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: September 2019

You've heard it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and eggs are a versatile, protein-packed, low-cost solution. World traveler and professional chef, Shannon Smith, shares her recipes for "Green Chile Egg and Cheese Casserole" and "Egg Soufflé Muffins" to help you have an egg-cellent morning! Both of these dishes can be prepped ahead of time and reheated for a quick and easy bite on your way out the door. Find the recipes in this month's Beads and Basil column of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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The Suite-est Salon

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2019

Michel FitzGerald has over 15 years of experience in the salon and hair field and has recently began Michel's Cut and Color in the Salons by JC group suite complex at 68th and Memorial in Tulsa. Michel has lived and worked in many other locations around the U.S., including three years in Manhattan, where he gained vast experience as well as training with top experts in the business. He worked for seven years as a color and keratin educator for the Southeast United States, and trained others on color correction, highlights, blending and more. A Tulsa native, Michel is grateful to be home, giving back to his community. Learn more in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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County Fair Premium Sale Benefits Local Youth Through Raising Funds, Character

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: September 2019

The Rogers County Youth Livestock Premium Sale is slated for Monday, Sept. 16, at the Claremore Expo, following the Rogers County Fair. The premium sale honors the hard work of the top livestock exhibitors and supports several students within Rogers County’s 4-H and FFA programs. These funds aid in their future agriculture project endeavors, as well as their educational goals. This event teaches youth about project management, finances, time management and other life skills to develop their character and promote excellence. Find more details in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Crusade for Common Sense

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2019

With Oklahoma's new Constitutional Carry laws beginning Nov. 1, it's important to understand the upcoming changes. Danny Jones and Andy Shidell, owners of Crusader Tactical in Broken Arrow, believe that that training and education are key to gun safety. They offer a variety of firearms and accessories and offer classes and training to teach people about the laws and how to be safe, responsible gun owners. Learn more in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Move Better, Feel Better, Live Better

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2019

September is Fall Risk Awareness month, emphasizing patients with stability issues or problems walking on their own, who are at risk for falling when standing or walking. John at Restoring Body Health and Feet Unlimited provides professional care for patients of all ages including children, professional athletes and the elderly, helping them "Move Better, Feel Better and Live Better." He provides personalized treatments such as spinal manipulation, therapeutic laser therapy, Endermo and Presso therapies, low-level light therapy and offers products such as custom orthotics, postural studies, biomechanical evaluations, the "Moore Balanced Brace" and "Therapeutic Diabetic Shoes." Learn more in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Tradition and Excitement

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2019

The 59th annual Tulsa Greek Festival will be held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Tulsa September 19-22. Learn about Greek customs and traditions, enjoy dancing, games, contests and shopping, sample a variety of Greek food and beverages, and even tour the 20th-century Byzantine-style building. Children can enjoy an inflatable playground, try their hands at arts and crafts and even take a tour of the fire station nearby. Tickets are only $5 for adults and free for kids. Learn more in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Junior League of Tulsa presents “JLT and The Trivia Factory” Trivia Night Event

By: Darcy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2019

The Junior League of Tulsa is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. They will be hosting "JLT and The Trivia Factory" on October 4 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. The $35 ticket includes dinner and trivia, with proceeds benefitting the League’s mission-based programs and community partnerships that work to end the cycle of poverty affecting women and children in Tulsa. Find more details in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Museum Names Activities, Education Manager

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Education | Issue: September 2019

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum has announced Stephanie Hunter as the new activities and education manager. Stephanie has been part of the museum staff since 2015 and has immersed herself in not only Will Rogers’ lore but also traditions of the times of his birth and childhood on an Indian Territory ranch. Stephanie and her team of “Hands-on Historians” will plan and host events such as the recent Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In as well as teach demonstrations at the museum, such as old-fashioned butter churning, candle making, weaving, and more. Learn more in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Annual Ladies Gala Honors Community Leaders in Claremore

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2019

The Claremore Chamber of Commerce presents the Leading Ladies Gala, an annual fundraiser that recognizes the businesswomen and leaders of the community. The event also promotes women's health awareness, and this year will be highlighting ovarian cancer awareness. The Gala is scheduled for Wednesday, October 2 a 5:30 p.m. starting with a cocktail hour followed by guest speakers and a live auction. Find more details in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Break-Up with Your Old Driveway

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2019

If your driveway is cracked, chipped, stained, or generally in need of renewal, LCI Concrete is your solution. Owner, Kalan Paul, has specialized in replacing these eyesores with new dream driveways for over 14 years. A driveway is the first impression of a home, and a new one can update the look of a home by 20 years. LCI is known for providing the highest quality of workmanship and materials and can replace your current driveway with a brand new one in only one day. Learn more about LCI Concrete in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Re-Grand Opening Celebration at Route 66 Chevrolet/Nissan

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: September 2019

Route 66 Chevrolet and Route 66 Nissan of Tulsa invite you to their Re-Grand Opening Celebration September 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Festivities include free food, live music and entertainment, bounce houses and drawings throughout the day. The Route 66 car dealerships specialize in new and used vehicle sales, as well as parts and service. They support a variety of charities such as St. Jude Children's Hospital as well as local schools and athletic programs. Find out more in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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The National Fiddler Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Inductees

By: Carol Matza | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2019

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in Tulsa will be hosting the 2019 National Fiddler Hall of Fame annual induction gala Friday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. Among this year’s prestigious lineup of inductees are, master fiddler and beloved Tulsa musician, composer, teacher and recording artist Shelby Eicher, renowned Texas-style fiddler Jim “Texas Shorty” Chancellor and five-time National Fiddle Champion, Scotty Stoneman (Posthumous), The Special Recognition Award will go to Jody Naifeh, founder of Tulsa Honors Orchestra. Tickets start at $25 with VIP and group options available. Find out more in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Salsa Tasting Festival at the Oklahoma Aquaurium

By: Andrea Leitch | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

If you like chips and salsa, join us at the Oklahoma Aquarium on Saturday, August 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. for the Salsa Tasting Festival. Vote for your favorite salsa, participate in a jalapeño eating contest, and experience the wide variety of aquatic life at the Oklahoma Aquarium. Learn how to enter your salsa recipe into the contest and find more details about the event in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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The Value of a Banking Relationship

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2019

ATMs and online banking are great, but technology can't compare to the value of a banking relationship. Whether you're a new or seasoned business owner, building a relationship with your banker has many benefits, from being able to identify potential financial issues, planning long term investments and purchases, and bridging connections for different services. This allows you to focus on your priorities while letting the financial experts help you see the big picture and help maximize your efforts. Read the full article in the Financially Fit column in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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There’s ‘No Place like Home’ at Hospitality House

By: Sarah Soudek | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

The Hospitality House of Tulsa is a nonprofit organization that provides a “home away from home” for families traveling to get medical care. At their recent fundraiser, the Route 66 Gurney Tourney, 65 racers from five different teams competed in an obstacle course designed to represent real-life obstacles that families face during a medical crisis far from home. The event raised over $35,000 toward providing home-like lodging, meals, prayer support, and transportation assistance to families in medical crisis. Learn more about the Hospitality House of Tulsa in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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If You Give Anyone a Cookie...

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: August 2019

If you give anyone a cookie, you might just make their day. World traveler and professional chef, Shannon Smith, believes it's always a good idea to keep cookies on hand to share with teachers, delivery drivers, family members, and anyone else who deserves to feel appreciated. Find her original recipes for Triple Chocolate and Citrus Ricotta cookies in this month's Beads and Basil column in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Spirits to Fly High at Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: August 2019

Saturday, August 10, the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In will fill the sky over the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in northeast Oklahoma with planes of all makes and models, as pilots make their way to Oologah for this annual family event. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., bring the entire family out for ood trucks, classic cars, Cherokee weaving and Cherokee storytelling by Robert Lewis, a remote control plane display presented by the American Turf Flyers, inflatables, face painting, and more. Find more details about the event in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Bluegrass & Chili Festival

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

The City of Wagoner presents the 40th annual "Bluegrass & Chili Festival," featuring two days of live “pepper hot” music on three stages, activities, food, fun and chili in downtown Wagoner. Musical guests include Country Music Hall of Famers Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, plus frequent festival favorites, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Cast your vote for the winner of the Mid-America Regional Chili Cook-Off, who will go on to compete in the World Cook-off in 2020. The festival opens at 11 a.m. Friday, September 6 and ends on Saturday, September 7 at 11 p.m. Find out how to enter the competition and learn more about the event in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Wings, Wheels & Wishes Event Helps Make Wishes Come True

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

The Wings, Wheels and Wishes event is a unique fundraiser for the Oklahoma Make-A-Wish foundation organized by Cindi Conner in memory of her son, Bill Campbell, who had a passion for cars. The event includes a car show with vintage and unique models and a fly-in, plus food trucks, ice cream, a live DJ, raffle items, several silent auction items, and more. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Airman Acres Airport in Collinsville. Read about Bill Campbell's legacy and find more details about the event in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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No More Wasting Time at a Tire Store

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: August 2019

Next time you need new tires, don't waste your time waiting around at a tire shop, Tulsa Tread Connection's full on-site tire shop will come to you! This convenient and cost-effective mobile operation features cutting edge tire changing and balancing technology that provides advanced protection for the rims, offers a wide variety of new tire options, and includes services such as rotations, flat repair, tire mounting and balancing and nitrogen inflation. Tulsa Tread Connection is locally owned and operated by U. S. Army veteran, Forrest Green, who has extensive military training and experience in mechanics. Learn about how Tulsa Tread Connection is taking the tire service industry into the 21st century in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Sip a Beer, Save a Bird at Wild Brew Fundraiser Event

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

Wild Brew is a special fundraiser event that combines conservation, education and fermentation. This craft beer festival benefits the Sutton Aviation Research Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding conservation solutions for birds and the natural world through science and education. Join us on Saturday, August 24 from 5-8 p.m. at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa to "Sip a Beer and Save a Bird." Find more information about the event and learn about the Sutton Aviation Research Center in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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CCLP Asks Area Citizens to Become Caring Grands Reading Program Tutors

By: Melissa Struttmann | Category: Education | Issue: August 2019

Elementary schools expect students to have developed proficient reading skills by first grade, but many children struggle to keep up without the proper level of individualized support and instruction. The Mission of the Caring Grands Reading Program is to provide tutoring to struggling readers. Volunteers spend 30 minutes a week during the school year to provide one-on-one tutoring with eligible first and second-graders, equipping them with tools to become successful readers before entering third grade. If you're interested in helping the next generation succeed in school, you can attend a free Tutor Training workshop on Thursday, August 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Creek County Literacy Program in Sapulpa. Find more information about the program in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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The Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning Returns to Muskogee's Hatbox Field

By: Carol Matza | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

The Oklahoma Balloon Festival will be at Hatbox Field in Muskogee August 16 and 17. For only $10 per car, you can enjoy dozens of colorful hot air balloons, food trucks, helicopter rides, a 5K run and a fireworks show. There will also be live music performed by Grammy-award winner John Fullbright, Muskogee's own The Swan Brothers and country music newcomer, Olivia Ooms. Find more details about the event in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Remembering V-J Day

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

August 14, 2019 marks the 74th anniversary of V-J day, when the Japanese surrendered at the end of WWII in 1945. The Broken Arrow Military History Museum will be presenting a celebration and tribute featuring special guest speakers and musicians plus activities in honor and memory of United States military veterans. This free event begins at 7 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Broken Arrow. Learn more about V-J Day and the Broken Arrow Military History Museum in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Rogers County Fair

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2019

For over 100 years now, the Rogers County Fair has delighted fair-goers from all walks of life with sights, sounds – and tastes – from near and far, continuing the long tradition of making fond memories for those who walk the midway. Head over to the Claremore Expo Center September 12 through 15 for food trucks, carnival games, rides and live entertainment, plus unique attractions like The Cantina, the Oklahoma Pumpkin Growers Weigh-Off, the grand drives breed champions, and more. Find more information in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Time Invested Wisely

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Education | Issue: August 2019

The Clock Store in Broken Arrow has an incredible selection of clocks available for purchase and offers analog clock repair and maintenance services. They also teach horology classes on the building, restoration and repair for all clocks and watches to preserve the timeless tradition and historical significance of the trade. The school also developed a special program offering hands-on training for people with disabilities and impairments and prepare them for a successful career. Learn more about everything the Clock Store and School has to offer in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Your Local Fitness Community

By: Blake Borchers | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2019

Logan and Paige Riley set out to create a family and community-focused gym and a desire to personally help people achieve their goals. They recently brought their vision to life with the new "Endless Fitness" 24-hour gym in downtown Bixby. They offer classes such as fit camp and Zumba, personal training, tanning, and several different types of memberships that include the full use of their hand-picked gym equipment, including unique machines you won't find in many other gyms. Learn more about their journey and what all Endless Fitness has to offer in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Oklahoma Bankers Association Honors AVB Bank Director Neely Kimbrough

By: Kelli Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2019

AVB Bank would like to congratulate Board of Director Neely Kimbrough for being inducted into the Oklahoma Bankers Association’s 50-Year Club. This honor acknowledged over five decades of Kimbrough’s service to the banking industry. Also, Ash Etwardo, a Credit Analyst with AVB Bank, has been named an “Honors Graduate” of the 2019 Oklahoma Bankers Association Commercial Lending School. Learn more about AVB Bank and the honorees in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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84 Years of Nutritional Science to Guide You

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2019

Draper Family GNC provides the health, diet, and sports products that people know and trust with extensively trained sales associates who are enthusiastic about helping you find the right products and evaluate your personal health goals. Visit one of their 19 franchise locations in Oklahoma and Kansas for exclusive products and special deals on multivitamins, diet aids, energy drinks and bodybuilding supplements, as well as energy products, probiotics, natural sleep aids, natural sugar replacements, hair, skin and beauty products, and a wide selection of superior quality natural oils. Learn more about the Draper Family difference in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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How Plants Won the War

By: Sue Stees | Category: Education | Issue: July 2019

The Tulsa Herb Society presents Judith Sumner, author/botanist/historian for a special program, WWII Botany: How Plants won the War Monday, July 8, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center. Judith’s presentation takes a look at military history from a botanical perspective. From victory gardens and agriculture to rubber, coal, paper, timber, drugs and fibers, plant products supplied the wartime materials that played key roles in the victory. Find out more about Judith's book and details about this special presentation in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Geology Rocks!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Education | Issue: July 2019

The Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society presents the annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show July 13-14 at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Exchange Center. Explore exhibits featuring fossils, artifacts, minerals, crystals, gems, jewelry and more plus interactive stations and activities just for kids. General admission is only $6 per adult or $10 for a two-day pass. Entry is free for uniformed public service members and children under 12. Find more details about the event in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Putting the 'Fun' in Fundraiser

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: July 2019

The annual the Inola Gamma Pi ESA Bunco tournament returns August 24 at 4pm at the Inola Hay Capital Round-Up Club. Pre-register by August 19 to save $5 on the $20 entry fee. Bunco is a simple-to-learn and easy-to-play dice game and several gift basket prizes will be awarded to the winners. This year's event will be raising money for the Compassion Women’s Center, Food 4 Kids at Inola Schools, and the Rogers County Blue Starr Mothers. Find out how to pre-register for the event and learn more about Bunco and Gamma Pi ESA in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Annual Ice Cream Festival Scoops Up The Fun In Broken Arrow

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2019

Attention all ice cream lovers: the Blue Bell Taste of Summer Ice Cream Festival will be happening at Central Park on Main Street in Broken Arrow Saturday, July 20 from 10am to 3pm. For only $5 per person, you can enjoy this family event featuring all-you-can-eat ice cream in a variety of flavors, learn about the manufacturing process, and keep the little ones entertained at the kids' zone with inflatables, games and crafts. Find more details about the event in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Health Coverage Options Based Specifically On Your Needs

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2019

Becky Brown at USHEALTH Advisors understands that when it comes to insurance, every customer has different needs. That's why their health coverage plans are custom built to make sure you have the right benefits to fit your needs and you're not wasting money on unnecessary coverage. There are several different categories of coverage options, including Health & Wellness*, Critical Illness*, Accident*, Dental*, Disability Income*, Life Insurance*, Income Protector*, Vision Insurance* and more. Learn how Becky can set you up with a better plan in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Homegrown from the Pharm

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2019

What sets the Wellness Pharm in Tulsa apart from other medicinal cannabis dispensaries is their unique grow operation. 80% of the product in their store is grown by the company, ensuring the highest quality while cutting the added costs of the middle man, keeping prices low. They pride themselves on a completely organic product, with no pesticides or outside chemicals, and thoroughly test their products for cannabinoid levels and medical effectiveness. Learn more about their products and exceptional customer service in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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'Tis the Season to Feel Lovely!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2019

Christmas in July at BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center includes deeply discounted products and services from weight loss to anti-aging. Since 2009, BA Med Spa has helped clients feel their best and obtain their physical appearance goals by boosting their confidence and self-esteem. Stop by for a free consultation to determine which of their many treatments are right for you and take advantage of these exclusive deals before the sales event ends on July 12. Find more details about the event in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Military History Trivia Night Challenge!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2019

The Broken Arrow Military History Center presents the fourth annual Military History Trivia Night Challenge at Battle Creek Event Center July 19 starting at 5pm. Tickets are $25 each and proceeds benefit the museum and its programs, and sponsorships are available. Put your military knowledge to the test at this night of food, fellowship and freedom! Find more details about the event and learn about the Broken Arrow Military History Center in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Q&A: Accepting Gift Funds

By: April Bow | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2019

Are you looking for financial assistance on a mortgage, but aren't sure about the laws and policies regarding gift funds? April Bow from RCB Bank answers the frequently asked questions about that topic and outlines the step-by-step process to help protect you legally and financially in this month's Financially Fit column. Read the full article in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair

By: Carol Carter | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2019

LIFE Senior Services is excited to host the 2019 Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair July 30 at the Exchange Center at Expo Square. For the past two years, the event has welcomed hundreds of exhibitors and presenters, plus thousands of seniors and family caregivers. Stop by for activities, presentations and exhibits sharing information about assisted living, financial services, health benefits, accessibility and rehabilitation services and much more. Find details about the event in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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AquaPalooza Grand Lake To Celebrate 10th Annual Event

By: Michelle Prine | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2019

Grand Lake presents the 10th annual AquaPalooza celebration at Duck Creek Saturday, July 20 from 1pm to 5pm. Enjoy live music from the band House Party while relaxing in your boats or floats at The Point at Grand Lake RV Resort. Bring your friends and family along for this exciting on-the-water party! Find more details about the event in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Claremore's Got Talent Boasts an Evening of Local Entertainment

By: Tom Fink | Category: Education | Issue: July 2019

The Claremore Public Schools Foundation is actively seeking area residents who have unique, unusual, or hidden talents they’re willing to share at the upcoming Claremore's Got Talent fundraiser in September. There are no age restrictions, and scholarships and cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. The proceeds benefit the Claremore Public Schools Foundation's mission “to enrich the quality of education in the Claremore Public Schools.” Learn how you can be a part of this event and find more information in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Summer Grilling

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: July 2019

Summer is the best time of year to fire up the grill, and there's so much more you can make than just burgers and hot dogs. World traveler and professional chef, Shannon Smith, teaches us how to make the most of fresh, in-season produce and her personal methods of grilling up gourmet masterpieces. Find her original recipes for Grilled Cod with Salsa Verde and Yellow Pepper Pesto in this month's Beads and Basil column. Read the full article in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Luxury Rooms Indoors and Outdoors

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2019

Adding a sunroom to your home is a versatile option to increase the value of your home and add luxury to your lifestyle. Four Seasons Sunrooms of Tulsa specializes in sunrooms, solariums and conservatories, and now offers outdoor shade products for patios as well. Their sunrooms are manufactured by the top brands in the industry featuring the newest smart-home technology and their superior service guarantees professional installation and low-maintenance durability. Learn about their variety of products and how a sunroom can upgrade your home experience in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Supplements 101: More Than Just Vitamins and Protein

By: Josh Morin | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2019

Whether you're trying to lose weight or gain muscle, there are a variety of supplements that can help make the process easier or more effective. Fueled Supplements vice president Josh Morin explains the different types of supplements on the market, how they work and what to look for in choosing the right product to meet your needs. Fueled's line of premium products has something for everyone, from the serious athlete to the casual gym goer, as well as one-of-a-kind sleep-aid and fat-burner products. Learn about supplement categories and ingredients and find out more about Fueled Supplements in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Decadently Delicious Superfoods at ah-Sigh-e

By: Deborah Belty | Category: Restaurants | Issue: June 2019

If you've never tried an açai bowl, head over to family owned and operated "ah-Sigh-e" in Bixby and treat yourself to a fresh, all-natural guilt-free smoothie. The açai berry is known as a “superfood” that is a low-carbohydrate, high-antioxidant fruit that contains fiber and protein. Their products are made fresh and are refined sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free, with “no hidden sugars,” and no added salt or preservatives. Read about owners Jason and Trena McGill's journey to launching their store in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Dun-Rite Does Roofing Right

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2019

The business model at Dun-Rite Roofing in Owasso is built on quality service, competitive pricing and integrity. They don't believe in conducting door-to-door solicitations following area weather incidents and vows only to give customers what they need for their specific situation, rather than inflating services or material costs for a profit. Their new location includes a beautiful, expanded showroom located just off highway 20. Learn more about their business and how they can help meet your roofing needs in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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A Toast to Summertime

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: June 2019

A toast to summer - literally! World traveler and professional chef, Shannon Smith, teaches us how to transform a simple slice of toast into a gourmet snack, dessert or even a meal, and find recipes for some of her top favorite toast-toppers including a BLT with Scrambled Eggs, Lemon Chicken Salad with Almonds, Avocado & Crushed Corn Chips and a delicious Patty Melt. Read the full story in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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New Certified Nurse Practitioner at Rogers County Health Department

By: Renetta Harrison | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2019

The Rogers County Health Department welcomes their new certified nurse practitioner, Erika Rumble. She is board certified in Women’s Health and has 15 years’ experience as a registered nurse. With the addition of new staff members, they are renewing their goals of reducing chronic disease and obesity, improving child and maternal health, and helping Rogers County be the best county in the state, maybe even the nation, for all health behaviors. Learn more about Erika and the Rogers County Health Department in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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American Celebrates AMERICA!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2019

American Heritage Bank presents the 23rd Annual Fireworks Extravaganza at the Sapulpa Walmart on July 4 beginning at 5 p.m. This free event includes inflatables, face painting, vendors, a DJ, many family activities followed by a spectacular firework show at 9:45 p.m. as a celebration of America and a special thank you to the community and public servants from American Heritage Bank! Find details about the event and learn about American Heritage Bank's history in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Kwenchers Helps Light Up Your Independence Day Celebration

By: Tom Fink | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2019

If you want to take your Independence Day party to the next level, Jason Hower, owner of Kwenchers Wine & Spirits in Owasso, is the expert on which beverages pair best with any occasion. They have a huge selection available at low supermarket-matched prices, and will even be open on the Fourth of July, making it the perfect stop for last-minute purchases. Don't forget to meet Mac the canine companion when you visit! Read Jason's recommendations and learn more about Kwenchers in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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American Heritage Music Festival

By: Kathleen Pixley | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2019

The American Heritage Music Festival is happening June 6-8 in Grove, Oklahoma. The kick-off party begins Thursday at Sniders Camp with a lineup of talented musicians and fun contests. Friday and Saturday events will be at the Grove Civic Center, with a Grand Finale show "Buddy Holly and The Legends of Rock ‘N Roll" starring Jim Paul Blair on Saturday. Come enjoy a weekend of classic All-American music and fun for the whole family. Find more details about the event in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Best Friends Start Business with Love of Animals and Dogged Determination

By: Tom Fink | Category: Pets | Issue: June 2019

Krista Keesling and Jill Pratt bonded over their mutual love for dogs, and when Krista started getting an abundance of requests to dog-sit, they took the opportunity to start Pet Sitting Services of Tulsa. Instead of boarding, their employees take care of the animals in the client's home, where the animals are more comfortable in their own environment. All pet sitters are interviewed extensively before being hired, to ensure they’re the “right fit” for the company. Learn more about the business in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Wine, Eats and Easels

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2019

The 16th annual Wine, Eats and Easels event combines entertainment, art, food and beverage selections from popular area restaurants, featured local artists, and much more in the beautiful downtown Broken Arrow rose district on June 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This extraordinary event is one of the largest fundraisers supporting Broken Arrow Neighbors, a nonprofit organization providing “assistance with dignity” to neighbors in need. Sponsorships are available, with levels beginning at $250. Sponsors will be invited to a pre-event party under a dedicated VIP tent starting an hour before general admission and will be treated to champagne and extras to celebrate their commitment to the cause. Find out more details about the event and learn about how Broken Arrow Neighbors is making a difference in the community in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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A Retirement Guide for Ages 50+

By: Joe Langley | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2019

For those who are approaching retirement, planning an income strategy is important to make sure you don't run out of money. This is a balancing act between the income lifestyle you desire and the fund stability you need. Joe Langley at RCB Bank shares his step-by-step process to help maximize your retirement savings, including the 4% rule, 401(k) contributions, and more. Read the full story in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Broken Arrow Chamber Welcomes New CEO

By: Alex Risenhoover | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2019

Introducing Jennifer Conway, the new president and CEO of the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation. Jennifer is passionate about advocating for the economic vibrancy of the community in which she serves and is excited to be a part of building Broken Arrow’s next phase of growth by building programs and opportunities that address their greatest needs such as workforce, education and capital. Read the full story in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Prolific Patriotic Pastimes Across Northeast Oklahoma This July

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2019

Northeast Oklahoma has so many Fourth of July events and firework shows to choose from, so we picked out the top 14 from Bartlesville to Bixby and Skiatook to Sperry. Read all of the locations and descriptions so you can make an informed decision on which event to attend and make the most of your Independence day! Some events begin as early as 6 a.m. and have various activities throughout the day, so you might even want to hop around between them! Find the article in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Veteran's Ride Connect Adds New Transit Provider, Jamm Transit

By: Lisa Boren | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2019

Veterans’ Ride Connect is a ground-breaking cooperative agency of transit providers who work together to provide veterans with safe, reliable and local transportation services across 29 counties in eastern Oklahoma. In 2018, their partners provided more than 16,000 trips for veterans and continue to collaborate and build partnerships with other transit services throughout the eastern half of the state. All of the Veterans’ Ride Connect transit agencies use ADA-compliant vehicles, including minivans and shuttle buses, and are operated by drivers who are highly trained in wheelchair securement and all other aspects of transit safety. Learn more about their state-of-the-art Mobility Management Center in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Health Coverage Options Based Specifically On Your Needs

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2019

Becky Brown at USHEALTH Advisors understands that when it comes to insurance, every customer has different needs. That's why their health coverage plans are custom built to make sure you have the right benefits to fit your needs and you're not wasting money on unnecessary coverage. There are several different categories of coverage options, including Health & Wellness*, Critical Illness*, Accident*, Dental*, Disability Income*, Life Insurance*, Income Protector*, Vision Insurance* and more. Learn how Becky can set you up with a better plan in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Going the Extra Mile

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2019

Safety is a top priority at South Pointe Chevrolet's service department. They're ready to help make sure your vehicle is road trip-ready between their maintenance and repair services and free 32-point safety inspection. Their service technicians are highly trained and use the latest technology to work on and thoroughly inspect each vehicle. Stop by for an enjoyable experience starting with a warm welcome from their friendly service advisor team, to the free refreshments available in the cozy waiting area, all the way through the complimentary car wash at the end. Learn more about South Pointe Chevrolet's high standards and the dream team that makes it all happen in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Family Fun + Fireworks begins with a visit to the Castle of Muskogee

By: Beki Akins | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2019

Fourth of July celebrations wouldn't be complete without fireworks, and the Castle of Muskogee's 37,000 square foot showroom has an amazing quantity and selection of pyrotechnic choices. Stop by between June 15 and July 6 to stock up and get special discount pricing, whether you're on a budget or planning a huge production. Every product is double-inspected for safety and guaranteed to light. Learn more about their product selection and this year's event lineup at the Castle of Muskogee in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Crazy Cute and Customized at Plum Wild Boutique!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2019

Plum Wild boutique in Broken Arrow's Rose District has both name-brand merchandise as well as original custom-made clothing and accessories. They offer jewelry, cups and glasses, pillows, baby items, shirts and bags, and many items are customizable with embroidery or vinyl lettering. Athleisure wear is one of their biggest sellers this time of year, combining style with comfort as summer approaches. Read about how the owner, Sally Redwine, began the store and find out more about their products in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Survivor Sanctuary

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2019

Sign up now for the Demand Project's annual charity golf tournament, coming Monday, June 17. All proceeds benefit their mission to protect children, stop predators, rescue victims, and restore the lives of sex trafficking victims. Their new facility, Mount Aruka, is a beautiful safe-haven designed to help provide a journey to recovery, as an alternative to the detention centers that many victims are placed in due to lack of facilities. Learn how you can be a part of this fundraising event and make a difference in helping restore lives in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo Bucking Back to Claremore

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2019

Now in its 73rd year, the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo is returning to Stampede Park in Claremore May 23-26. Built on Oklahoma tradition, this award-winning rodeo includes bull-riding, of course, bronc riding, team roping, barrel racing and mutton busting, plus entertainment provided by traditional charro, rope artist, and horseman Tomas Garcillazo and Wisconsin Freestyle Motocross rider Cody Cavanaugh. Find out where to purchase advance tickets and plan your experience in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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24th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

By: Beki Akins | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2019

The Castle of Muskogee presents the 24th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival, every weekend through June 2. Step back into 1569 England to experience the royal quest for knighthood, a live action Jousting Tournament, petting zoo, theatre performances, Birds of Prey exhibitions and traveling acrobats, plus food and games. Don't have a costume? No problem, the markets have all kinds of medieval fashion, jewelry, armor and weaponry for sale. Find out what's new this year and how you can plan your day at the Renaissance Festival in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Veterans’ Ride Connect Adds New Transit Provider, JAMM Transit; Expands Service Area

By: Lisa Boren | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2019

Veterans’ Ride Connect is a ground-breaking cooperative agency of transit providers who work together to provide veterans with safe, reliable and local transportation services across 29 counties in eastern Oklahoma. In 2018, their partners provided more than 16,000 trips for veterans and continue to collaborate and build partnerships with other transit services throughout the eastern half of the state. All of the Veterans’ Ride Connect transit agencies use ADA-compliant vehicles, including minivans and shuttle buses, and are operated by drivers who are highly trained in wheelchair securement and all other aspects of transit safety. Learn more about their state-of-the-art Mobility Management Center in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Decadently Delicious Superfoods at ah-Sigh-e

By: Deborah Belty | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2019

If you've never tried an açai bowl, head over to family owned and operated "ah-Sigh-e" in Bixby and treat yourself to a fresh, all-natural guilt-free smoothie. The açai berry is known as a “superfood” that is a low-carbohydrate, high-antioxidant fruit that contains fiber and protein. Their products are made fresh and are refined sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free, with “no hidden sugars,” and no added salt or preservatives. Read about owners Jason and Trena McGill's journey to launching their store in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Helping Customers Close the Door on Home-Ownership

By: Tom Fink | Category: Real Estate | Issue: May 2019

Take the hassle and frustration out of the home and property closing process with Century Title of Oklahoma. Sharon Mixon and her team of trained professionals will be there to walk you through every step of the process, check over all of the paperwork and legal documents, and answer any questions you have along the way. Their extensive experience guarantees no small detail or mistake is overlooked and you will be fully protected from any issues while closing. Read about how their process can make your moving transition easier in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Roses, Chalk & Kites, Oh My!

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2019

Broken Arrow's spring event lineup continues with Chalk It Up! on Friday, May 31, where local artists can sign up to create a 10x10 chalk art masterpiece on Main Street. Then on Saturday, the Rose Festival kicks off at the Broken Arrow Museum with rose-themed art contest and exhibit. This weekend of community fellowship concludes on Sunday with Rose Kites over Broken Arrow at Events Park, where 1,000 free kites will be available to decorate, or you can bring your own to fly across the sunny Oklahoma skies. Read more about the details, contests and prizes in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Building Confidence, Instilling Discipline

By: Tom Fink | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2019

Martial Arts Academy of Owasso offers classes open to all ages teaching self-defense, discipline and respect. Summer break is the perfect opportunity to try out these classes with the whole family for a unique bonding and learning experience. Build confidence, learn focus and discipline and develop new skills as you train both your mind and body. Learn more about Martial Arts Academy's program in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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A Legacy of Preservation

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2019

The Indian Women's Pocahontas Club is hosting their 13th annual Old-Fashioned Picnic on May 18, 2019 at the Will Rogers birthplace ranch in Oologah, Oklahoma. This event is about embracing the history and traditions of the Cherokee people and celebrating the community between friends and neighbors. The event is open to the public and is free to enter; however, a $10 or more donation is suggested. Guests to the event will find music and entertainment, traditional Cherokee games, hog fry, trout pond, vendors and much more. Find all of the details in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Is Loan Protection Right For You?

By: Curtis Bales | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2019

When taking out a loan, everyone's worst fear is defaulting and losing their entire investment, but did you know there is a way to guarantee that won't happen? Curtis Bales from RCB Bank explains how different types of Loan Protection and Credit Insurance work to keep your finances and assets secure in the event of an unforeseen circumstance. You don't want to wait until you're in a crisis to figure out how to make ends meet, so ease your stress and look into your options now. Read about these types of coverage in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Shine All Year Long - Head to Toe

By: Deborah Belty | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2019

Reveal Salon has a team of licensed and experienced staff available to treat your hair, skin and nails. Certified nail technician Debbie Edmonds performs manicures and pedicures using high-end products that look great and last several weeks. They also specialize in acne treatment, starting with an in-depth consultation to determine the specific approach needed to achieve clear, healthy skin. Learn more about their services and how they can help you "get your shine on" in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Proven Home Improvement Solutions

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2019

If your home's exterior is in need of updating or repair, ABC Seamless of NE Oklahoma can give your home a fresh, new look using the strongest materials available on the market. Your home is likely your largest investment, so making sure it is ready to withstand Oklahoma weather is a precaution worth taking! They install windows, roofing, gutters and siding, and their steel products are guaranteed for life. See the before and after comparisons and read what customers have to say about their work in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Sculpt A Body You'll Love

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2019

BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center offers a variety of services for helping you develop a healthy, fit body and obtain your physical appearance goals. They provide alternative methods to lose weight and gain muscle, such as EMSCULPT. In just four half-hour sessions over two weeks, studies have shown a 16-19% fat reduction and 19-23% muscle gain in the treated area. After the rapid transformation, their team of experts will teach you how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and control your diet to keep the weight off. Learn about how this procedure works and how to set up a free initial consultation in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Memories of My Mom

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2019

With Mother's Day coming up Sunday, May 12, world-traveler and professional chef Shannon Smith reminisces about her childhood and baking apple pie with her mom. Now a mother herself, she carries on the tradition with her own daughter and shares the family recipe with us. If you've never tried fresh baked apple pie made from scratch, immersed in a bowl of cold milk, you're missing out! Read Shannon's story and find the recipe in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Survivor Sanctuary

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2019

Sign up now for the Demand Project's annual charity golf tournament, coming Monday, June 17. All proceeds benefit their mission to protect children, stop predators, rescue victims, and restore the lives of sex trafficking victims. Their new facility, Mount Aruka, is a beautiful safe-haven designed to help provide a journey to recovery, as an alternative to the detention centers that many victims are placed in due to lack of facilities. Learn how you can be a part of this fundraising event and make a difference in helping restore lives in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Arriba, Andale! El Maguey

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2019

El Maguey in Claremore serves delicious and authentic Mexican food combined with genuine hospitality. They are known for using the freshest ingredients and coming up with their own unique recipes. Their five-page menu of full of options, lunch specials, and divine desserts are enough to ensure you leave feeling full and satisfied. Learn the history of this family business and read about their signature dishes in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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American Heritage Music Festival Early Bird Tickets Available

By: Kathleen Pixley | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2019

Tickets are now on sale for the American Heritage Music Festival, happening June 6-8 in Grove, Oklahoma. Celebrate our country's musical heritage with back to back performances from Country Folk to Rock and Roll, contests with cash prizes, and delicious food from Dr. John's BBQ. Don't miss this exciting weekend of entertainment for the whole family. Read about this year's lineup and how to get early bird tickets in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Welcome to Paradise

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2019

The transition from an independent lifestyle into assisted living doesn't have to be a difficult process. Paradise Senior Care Solutions is committed to assisting elderly clients as their companions and caregivers while meeting their unique, various needs. They are also a full-service estate sale management company as well, easing clients through the often emotional process of cleaning out and moving from their home. Learn about owner and personal care assistant Janice Conquest's passion and dedication for her service in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Fashion Twists For All Ages

By: Danielle Stoltz | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2019

When best friends Kelly Corey and Marti Coleman were exploring flea markets and estate sales, they used to joke about opening their own store. Six years later, Twisted Soul Sisters is a thriving Bixby boutique showcasing all-new trendy clothing, accessories and gift items in a funky décor atmosphere. Stop by for a truly a unique shopping experience and meet the "soul sisters" that brought their twisted boutique vision to life. Read about the name brand merchandise they offer and what styles are currently trending in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Bold, Innovative and Exciting

By: Danielle Stoltz | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2019

Route 66 Nissan of Tulsa stands tall among its competition, with exceptional customer service and pricing. They are fully committed to taking care of the customer, no matter what, whether you're looking to purchase a vehicle or utilizing their top-notch maintenance and repair services. Visit Route 66 at I-44 and Memorial for a no-pressure automotive team you can trust. You can read more about their principles and how all of their departments work behind-the-scenes to create the best possible car dealership experience in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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24th Annual Garden Party and Tour

By: Danielle Stoltz | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2019

Safenet Services is an organization that assists women and children who have been victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault. They will be hosting their annual Garden Party and Flower Show Friday, May 31, at 7 p.m. at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum, followed by the Garden Tour on Saturday, June 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. along with the Master Gardeners Teaching Garden at Will Rogers Park. Learn more about Safenet Services and find more details about this charity event in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Health Coverage Options Based Specifically On Your Needs

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2019

Becky Brown at USHEALTH Advisors understands that when it comes to insurance, every customer has different needs. That's why their health coverage plans are custom built to make sure you have the right benefits to fit your needs and you're not wasting money on unnecessary coverage. There are several different categories of coverage options, including Health & Wellness*, Critical Illness*, Accident*, Dental*, Disability Income*, Life Insurance*, Income Protector*, Vision Insurance* and more. Learn how Becky can set you up with a better plan in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Solutions for Wastewater Concerns

By: Tom Fink | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2019

After owning Cross-Bo Construction for 18 years, J.T. Bohannon realized the need for a septic system business and started Wastewater Solutions of Oklahoma. Septic systems are underground wastewater treatment structures, typically used in rural areas without centralized sewer systems. They use a combination of nature and technology to treat wastewater from household plumbing produced by bathrooms, kitchen drains and laundry. Watewater Solutions specializes in conventional septic system and aerobic system installation, as well as maintenance on aerobic systems. Find out how Wastewater Solutions can help solve your drainage problems in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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You Don’t Have to Get High to Get Help

By: Tom Fink | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2019

At American Shaman Claremore, you don't have to get high to get help. Jonathan Dietrich explains how their CBD products ad in pain relief, anti-inflammatory, improved memory, reducing anxiety, and more. Made from 100 percent organic cannabidiol, a natural constituent of hemp oil which has shown to have had a potentially wide range of medical applications without some of the side effects common in other, nonorganic medications. Although related to another medicinally active phytocannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol, (THC), CBD is the non-psychoactive component of hemp which does not have the same side effects, notably a sense of intoxication or "high" often associated with marijuana. Learn about American Shaman's nanotechnology used in the oil refining process and more about how CBD products can help you in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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Home of Hope: Rogers County Training Center

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2019

The Home of Hope is hosting their 34th annual Rogers County Training Center Golf Classic & ‘19th Hole Silent Auction' at Heritage Hills Golf Course in Claremore on May 3. Proceeds from this charity event benefit the Home of Hope, according to Home of Hope CEO Ralph Richardson. Founded in 1963, the Rogers County Training Center in Claremore offers those vocational opportunities for adults of all ages with intellectual or developmental disabilities, while also providing area businesses with labor, either on an intermittent or permanent basis. Find out more about these programs and how you can be a part of this event in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Right On Track

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2019

If you're in the mood for delicious classic homestyle comfort food, head over to Oneta Station Diner. Owner Mike Rifai wants to make sure you have the best dining experience and friendliest service possible. The menu features a wide variety of options, from all-day breakfast with omelets and giant fresh cinnamon rolls, to classic daily specials including meatloaf, stroganoff, beef tips, or lasagna, the signature hand-breaded chicken-fried steak with all the fixings, and a new steak and lobster special on Friday nights. Save room for one of their many dessert options, including fruit cobblers served with ice cream, cake and pie. Read more about their story in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Keeping Thumbs Green For Generations

By: Tom Fink | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2019

Stonebridge Garden, Lawn & Landscape Center has been serving Rogers County for more than 30 years as the foremost garden supply store, landscaping and lawn care service and maintenance center in the county. They offer plants, gardening accessories, lawn care and landscaping services, irrigation system installation and maintenance, night lighting and more. Find out more how Stonebridge's products and services can take your yard to the next level in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Bringing Hope and Healing to Northeast Oklahoma

By: Tom Fink | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2019

Northeastern Oklahoma Cancer Institute in Claremore is a conveniently located clinic that uses the latest available technology to provide top quality care and radiation services. Dr. Terry Styles, M.D. and Dr. Diane Heaton have developed a unique care program to help patients feel comfortable and well cared for on their journey to beating cancer and getting back to living life. Learn about their treatment options and cutting edge technology in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Annual Masquerade Ball Event Benefits Local Schools and Nonprofits

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2019

Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Junior Ocieleta Club Moonlight Masquerade, scheduled for Saturday, May 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the historic Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore. This charity fundraiser includes a night of moonlight, mystery, magic and fun and supports families and organizations in our communities and provides scholarships to local high school seniors. Find the details for the event and learn more about the Junior Ocieleta Club in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Your Best Life Boutique

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2019

With warmer weather comes new styles and products in stock at the District on Main boutique. Located in the heart of the historical and happening downtown Claremore, the shop’s owner, Cari Bohannan, is committed to bringing her customers something truly unique with something for everyone. Much of their merchandise is unique to the area and can only be found at The District. Find out more about The District on Main's products and learn about Studio 99, the new yoga studio located above the shop in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Junior Achievement Announces 2019 Tulsa Tycoons and Centennial Celebration

By: Martha Rongey | Category: Education | Issue: April 2019

Junior Achievement of Oklahoma has announced their 2019 honorees, including Lynn Flinn, Pat Piper, Dana Weber and Dr. Clarence Oliver. JA began 100 years ago, and their mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy. Their upcoming fundraiser, "A Night of Monopoly," will be held Thursday, May 2, 2019, from 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa. Find out about the event and how you can support the world's next generation of business leaders in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Simplify Homebuilding

By: Megan Boyd | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2019

Building a house is a two-loan process. First, you need temporary construction financing to cover the building costs. Then, you need permanent financing for your mortgage. There are several factors to consider when making these financial decisions. Megan Boyd from RCB Bank walks you through these steps in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Crazy Cute and Customized at Plum Wild Boutique!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2019

Plum Wild boutique in Broken Arrow's Rose District has both name-brand merchandise as well as original custom-made clothing and accessories. They offer jewelry, cups and glasses, pillows, baby items, shirts and bags, and many items are customizable with embroidery or vinyl lettering. Athleisure wear is one of their biggest sellers this time of year, combining style with comfort as summer approaches. Read about how the owner, Sally Redwine, began the store and find out more about their products in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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New Ideas and Experts for Everything "Home"

By: Frank Sawyer | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2019

The Spring Home & Outdoor Living Expo will be at River Spirit Expo at Expo Square April 26-28. Whether you need products and services around the house or a whole new house, Spring Home & Outdoor Living Expo brings it to you. Explore Tiny Home Town, browse the Shopper's Market, watch the garden railroad train display, adopt a pet at Rescue Roundup, or donate to the American Red Cross Blood Drive. Find all the details to plan your weekend at the event in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Building a Chef's Garden Without a Green Thumb

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2019

World traveler and professional chef, Shannon Smith, is determined to grow a garden with plants that produce food she can cook, flowers that are edible, and herbs that will make all her dishes look and taste delicious. With spring planting season upon us, she decided to consult gardening expert Lindsey Fladie about the best methods to create a "chef's garden" in Oklahoma. Shannon also shares her original recipe for Grilled Steak Skewers with Chimichurri Sauce, based on a popular dish from Argentina. Check out the recipe and learn about growing your own food in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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23rd Annual Jenks Herb & Plant Festival

By: Mari Migliore | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2019

The Jenks Herb & Plant Festival is happening Saturday, April 27, 2019, in downtown Jenks from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. This free event showcases hundreds of varieties of herbs, vegetables, flowers, shrubs, trees and all the essentials to get your garden growing. Don't know how to plant a garden? No problem. The Tulsa County Master Gardeners will be there to share their extensive knowledge and experience. Find the details in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Giving Your Dreams A Solid Foundation

By: Tom Fink | Category: Real Estate | Issue: April 2019

Solid Rock Realtors has grown exponentially since its humble one-Realtor start in 2009. Over the past ten years, Solid Rock has opened offices in Claremore, Vinita, Broken Arrow and Miami, and last year set a new county record for surpassing $100 million in sales. Owner Michael Urie left his previous real estate job to start his own firm because he wanted to form a local business to address the specific needs of the community it serves. Learn about Solid Rock's journey to success and find out how they can help with your real estate needs in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Lawn and Land Maintenance Made Easy

By: Tom Fink | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2019

For the widest selection of lawn and land equipment, visit TNG Equipment's brand new 4,000 square foot showroom. They carry trimmers, seeders, sweepers, generators, power washers, chain saws, go karts, push mowers and riding mowers and a variety of tools and accessories to make your yard look great. They also provide repair services on many tools and machines. With hundreds of mowers in stock, they can help you find the perfect one to fit your needs. Find out how TNG can give your toolbox an upgrade in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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New Community Marketing Director At The Brookfield Assisted Living

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2019

The Brookfield Assisted Living welcomes their new community marketing director, Mark Ogle, who will be in charge of implementing and leading their marketing efforts. The Brookfield Assisted Living is an apartment-style senior living complex with 24-hour support staff assistance available. Find out more about Mark Ogle and The Brookfield Assisted Living in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Cock-A-Doodle-Doo - It's Rooster Days 2019

By: Mary Bransford | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2019

The 2019 Rooster Days festival is happening May 9-12 at Central Park in Broken Arrow. Guests will enjoy lots of entertainment, free concerts, carnival rides, wine garden, food, arts and crafts, a parade, a 5K run and much more. This 65-year-old tradition is a premiere family-friendly event that you won't want to miss! Find information about participating in the parade and Miss Rooster Days scholarship pageant in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Experience Victory

By: Danielle Stoltz | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2019

Don't miss Victory Church's Live Easter Production, "Proof," April 17-21. There will be eight shows featuring over 180 actors and 50 crew members. The Easter Production has been a tradition at Victory for over 20 years, and Creative Media Director John Daugherty believes this year’s production is the church’s best yet. They will also be hosting a free Family Easter Egg Hunt following the 11 a.m. performance Saturday, April 20 featuring 100,000 eggs with hunts for all ages groups and special needs children. Find showtimes and other details in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Rose District Revitalization

By: Danielle Stoltz | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2019

AVB Bank introduces the Rose District Lending Program for homes and commercial properties in downtown Broken Arrow. The Rose District is a premier destination for arts and entertainment, retail, nightlife and community events. This area is home to AVB Bank, so president and chief executive officer Ted Cundiff is heavily invested in the development of downtown Broken Arrow. They are offering very competitive rates through purchase or refinance loans, home improvement loans and small business development loans. Learn more about AVB Bank and this exclusive lending opportunity in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and ValueNews.com.

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Jamie Wheeler Promoted to AVB Bank Treasury Management Officer

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2019

Introducing Jamie Wheeler, AVB Bank's newly promoted vice president and treasury management officer. Wheeler will oversee AVB’s treasury management department and be responsible for the delivery of integrated treasury solutions to commercial and business banking customers. In this role, she will work closely with commercial lenders and retail managers to deepen the customer relationship, identifying, analyzing and consulting on specific depository products and services to provide the best-customized solution to the customer. Find out more about AVB Bank and Jamie Wheeler in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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Lawn Treatment Solutions that Exceed Expectations

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2019

The professionals at Sooner Lawn are helping customers throughout northeastern Oklahoma acquire beautiful, healthy lawns free from weeds, pests and other issues at a great price. Their full-service program uses chemicals that are safe and don't harm the soil while providing the right formulations for your particular grass at the optimal times throughout the year. Find out more about their program in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Ideas and Design for your Kitchen Remodel

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2019

If you're looking to replace your kitchen cabinets or counters, Austin Gullic and his team at Premium Cabinets of Tulsa can help you remodel your kitchen with quality products at a competitive price. Stop by to explore their showroom to get ideas for your project, and build a 3D digital simulation of your project so you can preview different styles in your space. Find out how Premium Cabinets can help design your dream kitchen in the April 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Concrete Curb Appeal

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2019

LCI Concrete specializes in driveway replacement and Kalan Paul is the expert to call to get a fresh new look for the entrance to any residence. The business philosophy at LCI focuses on three major points: customer satisfaction, quality workmanship and materials and speed of project completion. First impressions are lasting, and the view from the curb of your home can make the biggest impression of all. Find out how to make a fresh, new concrete driveway a part of your spring landscaping renovations in the March 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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Walk A Mile in Her Shoes®

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2019

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes® is an annual event hosted by Safenet Services, Inc. to bring awareness to the subject of sexual assault and to encourage victims to seek help. Safenet is a light in the dark for victimized women in Rogers and Mayes counties, providing services for the healing of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. “This event is a fun way to get the community involved in bringing awareness by dressing up and walking for these women,” said Alexandra Seifried, a Development Specialist for Safenet. The event will take place April 6 at 10 a.m. Participants will meet at Claremore Gazebo Park. Find out how you can be part of this event in the March 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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Take Charge of Tenacious Termites!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2019

Springtime in Oklahoma means dark clouds of termites swarming around yards. Termites are very common wood-eating insects that can cause billions of dollars in damage to homes across the U.S. Vice president Shelia Jean and the family at Mother Nature Pest Control have been working to help homeowners battle the bugs for 42 years, offering both prevention and extermination services. Learn about the signs of possible infestations in your yard and home in the March 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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Exclusive Resources for a Variety of DIY Projects

By: Tom Fink | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2019

The 2019 Claremore Home & Garden Show will be at the Claremore Expo Center April 5-7. Tanya Andrews, director of the Claremore Expo, invites you to this free event featuring vendors and experts from across the region to aid attendees in various aspects of home and garden renovation and improvement. Stop by to learn more about home improvements, remodeling projects, interior design and exterior home care. You can find more information in the March 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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No Place Like Home

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2019

The Hospitality House of Tulsa helps patients and caregivers by providing lodging, meals, prayer support, laundry service and transportation assistance to people pulled away from home caring for loved ones. According to Toni Moore, Hospitality House president and CEO, they put the "fun" in "fundraiser" with the annual Route 66 Gurney Tourney, set to take place on the University of Tulsa campus May 11 starting at 10 a.m. Each team garners donations, decorates their bed-on-wheels and sets off to compete in an obstacle course race against other teams. Learn how you can be a part of this exciting event in the March 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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SpringFest at Woodward Park

By: Dylan Axsom | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2019

SpringFest at Woodward Park is happening on April 5-6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be a large variety of plants, gardening information, garden art, a kid’s zone and food and fun for the whole family. Laura Chalus, executive director of the Tulsa Garden Center, invites you to explore the historic Tulsa Rose Garden, the Conservatory Victorian-style greenhouse and the many other attractions Woodward Park has to offer. Find more details about the event in the March 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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Wild Onion Feast Celebrates the Rites of Spring

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2019

In Cherokee Indian culture, the harvesting of wild onions signifies the rites of spring. The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club is hosting a Wild Onion Feast March 23 at the First United Methodist Church in Claremore from noon until 2 p.m. For only $25, you can join this 120-year-old tradition featuring a variety of Native American customs and foods. Ollie Starr explained how this event brings friends and families together for fellowship along with the opportunity to celebrate their heritage. Learn more about the Wild Onion Feast in the March 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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BA Chamber Annual Gala Awards Recipients

By: Alex Pfingston | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2019

The 2019 Broken Arrow Chamber's Annual Gala recognizes and celebrates business achievements and community leadership in Broken Arrow. Awards were given to 18 upstanding members and groups of the community. “On behalf of the Chamber Board and the Chamber Staff, we want to congratulate all of our recipients,” stated Mike Cooper, 2019 Chamber Board Chair. Find out who these difference-makers are in the March 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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Real People Working for a Common Goal

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2019

Route 66 Chevrolet has the right people in the right places working to build lifetime relationships with customers. Their team focuses on building the largest fleet and commercial vehicle department in the Tulsa area. The management team, including Tre Fuselier, Trena McGill, Vincent Marcheselli, executive manager Charles Mulkey, Will Turner, Eddie Saxon and Dustin Hightower, strives to make a difference by partnering with St. Jude's Children's Hospital to help advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric cancer and other catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Find out how this dream team can help with your automotive needs in the March 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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Get Ready to Remodel!

By: Danielle Stoltz | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2019

Is your house in need of a remodel? Tony Sementi, owner of Tile by Tony, is known throughout the region for specializing in kitchen and bathrooms, but they do it all. Since 1982, transparency, communication and quality remain synonymous with the people and the product of Tile by Tony. Find out how you can upgrade your existing house into your dream house in the March 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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Health Care for the Uninsured

By: Danielle Stoltz | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2019

Arubah Community Clinic sits in the heart of downtown Collinsville and is a labor of love from community leaders to anyone without insurance in need of medical assistance. This free clinic is funded entirely by private donations and operated by volunteer medical doctors, nurses, phlebotomists, X-ray technicians and receptionists. Gary Nunley, Arubah Community Clinic executive director and his team work hard to ensure each patient that comes for treatment feels right at home. Learn more in the March 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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The Broken Arrow Chamber Hires New Vice President of Economic Development

By: Alex Pfingston | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2019

Introducing Darla Heller, the new Vice President of Economic Development at the Broken Arrow Chamber and Economic Development Corporation. Darla Heller is an economic developer with 18 years of experience demonstrating a history of working with state, local and regional economic development organizations to help grow Oklahoma’s economy by fostering job creation and capital investment. The community is excited to have the addition of Darla to the team to help lead the charge in growing and supporting Broken Arrow area businesses. Learn more in the March 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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A Breath of Fresh Air in HVAC

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2019

Bindas Mechanical combines compassion, honesty and integrity with over 30 years of experience to provide top-notch heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration services. Their specialties are Energy Management Systems and smart thermostat controls, which encompass the use of computer-aided controls to ensure optimum building efficiency and save money. Their services include repairs, new equipment installation and routine maintenance for residential, commercial and industrial systems. Find out how George and Sherri Bindas, owners of Bindas Mechanical, can upgrade your HVAC system in the March 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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Catching Up Retirement Savings

By: Arnold Beevers | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2019

You've heard the advice to start saving for retirement in your 20s to reap the most benefits, but what about if you're 40? According to Arnold Beevers at RCB Bank, it’s crucial to plan a retirement income savings strategy that will provide adequate funds to cover you throughout your retirement years. Learn how to save up, balance your debt, and create a retirement plan in the March 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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The Land of Milk & Honey... and Shakshuka!

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: March 2019

World traveler and professional chef Shannon Smith shares her experience touring the historically rich nation of Israel. There she learned how the locals make pita bread and explored markets full of local spices, nuts and dried fruits. Shannon shares her original recipe for Green Shakshuka, a twist on a traditional Israeli dish but made green herbs and chard instead of tomatoes. Find all of the details about Shannon's adventure in the March 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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WRHS Hall of Fame to Honor Noted Alumni

By: Joe Johnston | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2019

Will Rogers High School will be adding a new class of 2019 Hall of Fame inductees during ceremonies March 29. Included in the 2019 class are Richard Meydag, R. David Bynum, Art Fleak, Pat Kelley and Sherryl Meliott McGuire. This group of alumni has been selected by the WRHS Community Foundation for their outstanding excellence in their respective career fields and will be honored with a display in the hallways of the school. Find out more about the upcoming ceremonies in the March 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine at ValueNews.com.

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It’s All in the Name

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2019

For 10 years, Superior Overhead Door has been committed to proving their name says everything about their business. They are committed to providing their customers with everything they promise. Superior Overhead Door strives to represent themselves truthfully by standing stronger than the competition.

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Helping You Sow the Seeds for Success

By: Tom Fink | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2019

Stillwater Milling Company is the trusted source for your agricultural needs, from gardening to animal feed to fencing. Find out more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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Cosmosphere Camp Scholarships

By: Carla Stanfield | Category: Education | Issue: February 2019

Five students from Kansas and five students from Oklahoma will be awarded a camp scholarship from RCB Bank and will be eligible to choose to attend either Cosmosphere Aerospace Camp 101 or 201, where they will train like real astronauts in Cosmosphere simulators like the 4-G centrifuge, multi-axis trainer and stress simulator. Find out more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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Pride in the Safety of our City

By: Craig Thurmond | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2019

Business Insider and 24/7 Wall Street attribute the city of Broken Arrow to being in the top 20 safest cities in the country. Partnerships between highly trained public safety personnel, alert neighbors and innovative government administration help make this possible. Learn about the crime prevention programs and why Broken Arrow is known for its safety in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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Meet Shannon Smith

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Education | Issue: February 2019

Shannon Smith, creator of Beads And Basil, shares travel adventures, cooking experiences, jewelry creations, life stories, world travels, recipes, cooking classes, and jewelry art. She loves teaching people how to cook, especially dishes learned while traveling around the world. Try Shannon's recipes and learn about her travel adventures in her monthly column in VALUES News Magazine!

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Tackle Your Taxes

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2019

The team at Shockley Bookkeeping understands the new tax bill and will not only help you maximize your return for 2018, but also advise you on how the bill affects you and how to minimize your tax liability for 2019. Learn more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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The Function, Responsibility and Performance of the Tulsa County Assessor’s Office

By: John A. Wright | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2019

Citizens are surprised to discover how structured the functions of the assessor’s office are. There are constitutional, statutory, regulatory, and professional guidelines that must be followed. At every meeting with citizens, they take the opportunity to ensure the homeowners are getting the exemptions to which they are entitled. Find out what exemptions you may qualify for and how the Tulsa County Assessor office can help you in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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Fraudsters Target Small Businesses

By: Stacy Dunn | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2019

Your business may be at risk of cyber attacks such as phishing, customer account compromise or vendor management intrusion. RCB Bank explains preventative measures you can take to reduce your risk of cyber attacks. They also offer cybersecurity business services for your workplace. Find out more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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Central Bank Announces Essay Contest Winners

By: Amber Deramus | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2019

Green Country Money Matters, Inc. hosted an Essay Contest during the month of October, in which a total of $5,000 in scholarship funds were awarded to contest winners. Winners were announced in December during their annual celebration at OSU Tulsa. GCMM is a non-profit corporation dedicated to providing financial education to low-moderate income individuals and families in Northeastern Oklahoma. Find out more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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Exhibitors & Vendors: Time to Come Together for the Claremore Home & Garden Show

By: Tom Fink | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2019

The Claremore Home & Garden Show is coming to the Claremore Expo Center from April 5-7, 2019. Learn how to become a vendor and promote your business at the event in the February 2019 issue of Values Magazine.

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The Eye Care Center Trusted by Other Optometrists

By: Tom Fink | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2019

Dr. Abby Fowler, OD at Advanced Vision Center in Claremore is excited to welcome former patients of the recently retired Dr. Norman Hinkle and Dr. David Cash. Advanced Vision Center offers a variety of eye care, treatments, and products, such as complete family eye care (including pediatrics), emergency and minor eye injury care for all ages, glaucoma treatment and management, laser vision and cataract consultation, one day service on most prescriptions with an on-site lab, a large selection of frames, sun-wear and contact lenses for color, single vision, and bifocal. Find out more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine

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Fill Your Hearts with Empty Bowls

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2019

The Empty Bowls event hosted by Broken Arrow Neighbors will be held on February 26th, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., in the cafeteria at Broken Arrow High School. Tickets for Empty Bowls may be purchased in advance at BA Neighbors or at the High School. Find out more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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Fixing Clocks, Saving Memories

By: Tom Fink | Category: Professional Services | Issue: February 2019

The experts at Clock Store can help fix and maintain your clocks. Owner Jonathan Schultz teaches his students the art of clock repair. Find out more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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Magical Moments Gala

By: Marquetta Finley | Category: Education | Issue: February 2019

The Mirror Mirror Magical Moments Gala, being held at the DoubleTree Warren Place will celebrate the work of providing disadvantaged youth with afterschool and summer programs. The gala will feature a local magician, entertainment, fine food, and a live and virtual auction. Youth At Heart provides services to assist youth living in Tulsa’s socio-economically challenged neighborhoods. Programs consist of tutoring, STEM, mentoring, recreational sports, college and career readiness, community service and summer camp. Find out more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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Service On Your Schedule

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: February 2019

South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram has extended their service department hours until midnight on weekdays. They offer oil changes, tire sales, and perform a multi-point inspection to make sure every part of your vehicle is working correctly. Find out more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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Operation Aware 7th Annual Art Gala

By: Ashley Waitkus | Category: Education | Issue: February 2019

Operation Aware will be hosting their 7th annual Art Gala to benefit their mentorship program and substance abuse awareness education in local schools at the Mayo Hotel on Friday, April 26, 2019 at 6:00pm. Find out more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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Proper Care and Personalized Service, Delivered

By: Tom Fink | Category: Professional Services | Issue: February 2019

WaterStone Dry Cleaning's new South Tulsa location is now open at 9241 S. Sheridan Rd. Suite C. They are known for going out of the way to give their customers a great experience and will even deliver your clean garments to your door. Find out more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine!

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Not Your Ordinary Auction

By: Melynda Stone | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2019

Volunteers for Youth will be hosting their 6th annual “Chair-ity” Auction on March 2nd. It will be a roaring twenties, Gatsby-styled gala where they will be auctioning off hand-crafted and refurbished furniture to raise money for the youth program. Find out more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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Boots & Bling: More than Just a Dance

By: Melynda Stone | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2019

The "Me & My Guy" Father-Daughter Dance hosted by Rogers County Youth Services will be on February 23 at the Rogers State University’s Carolyn Taylor Center Ballroom. Find out more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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The Sooner The Better

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2019

For the past 11 years, Sooner Lawn has been delivering a six-step lawn care program from early spring through fall that gets rid of weeds and nourishes grass so it will look good year-round.  They treat lawns with the right formulations for that particular grass at the right times throughout the year for optimum results, applying lime to regulate proper soil ph to allow maximum effectiveness of fertilizers, and monitoring for insects and diseases. Find out more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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The Mens Shop

By: Tom Fink | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2019

Whether you're looking to rent or purchase, The Mens Shop at the Ne-Mar Center has the clothes you need to look good and feel good. Now in its 50th year of operation, The Mens Shop in Claremore is locally-owned and offers casual and dress clothing, shoes and boots, as well as tuxedo and tuxedo accessory rentals and more. With prom and wedding seasons approaching, let the experts at The Mens Shop help ease the process of selecting the right look for you. Find out more in the February 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine.

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Grassroots Healthcare Reexamined

By: Ashley Waitkus | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2019

On January 2, 2018, Grassroots Healthcare family medical practice in Tulsa, opened its newly expanded medical office building to patients on 7901 S. Sheridan Rd. in Tulsa. Their new office location features 3,100 square feet, 11 exam rooms, spacious waiting area and check-in station.

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This is Your Year to Sparkle

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2019

BA Med Spa is all about helping you reach your New Year’s goals! With an amazing array of customizable services for complete body and skin care, you can rule 2019 feeling your absolute best!

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Service at Your Convenience

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2019

Beginning January 1, 2019, the South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Service Department will be open each day, Monday through Friday, until 12:00 midnight. This makes the service opportunity window accommodating to most anyone.

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Take A Break

By: Tom Fink | Category: | Issue: January 2019

Although spring break may still be months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about the where and how of your spring break, so the sooner you start making plans, the better and more likely it will be a spring break you’ll remember for all the right reasons.

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Broken Arrow's Expert on Real Estate and Community

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Real Estate | Issue: January 2019

Dawn works hard to keep up-to-date on current information and issues in her community, thru involvement and volunteerism with the Broken Arrow Chamber and several non-profit organizations. “I like to be known as the ‘go-to girl’ in our town,” she said. “If you don’t know where to go, or where to find something, call me. If I don’t know, I’ll find out.”

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Reveal Clear Skin

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2019

The new year brings lists of resolutions on self-care, and many people find themselves in a gym attempting to improve their health and well-being. Did you know that your skin is the largest organ on your body? It makes sense that prioritizing its care would be at the top of our lists.

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Show The Love This Valentine's Day

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: January 2019

Soon, everywhere you look there will be cards, candy hearts, chocolates, and roses galore ready for purchase for Valentine’s Day. There are so many unique and special ways to celebrate this holiday beyond the giving of these traditional gifts. Here’s a list of 11 new and exciting ways to embrace the romance and enchantment of this annual celebration of love!

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Changing Channels

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2019

RSU Public TV is changing channels from channel 36 to channel 32 on February 11, 2019. Why? It’s called “repacking”.

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A Proactive Approach to Check Fraud

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2019

Payments fraud is at an all-time high with check fraud as the most popular form of attack. Arm yourself with the help of RCB Bank.

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Don't Choose a Health Coverage Plan... Build It!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: | Issue: January 2019

Many people begin with basic healthcare plans and add to it as their lives change over the years. Our plan designs are flexible to help you get the coverage you need when you need it and at a price you can afford.”

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Active Support

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2019

The mission of the Coffee Bunker is to meet veterans “where they are,” and help with the transition to family and community life. They are Tulsa’s only peer-run drop-in center, and they provide a family-friendly, alcohol-free and drug-free environment.

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Committed to Family Safety

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2019

South Pointe Chevrolet has announced that the company’s service department will feature a series of Child Safety Seat events throughout 2019.

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Family Philosophy

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2019

It’s not usually under the best of circumstances if one needs to visit a collision repair center, and a warm smile at the door can make all the difference on a bad day. Premier Collision center in Broken Arrow has the brightest smile around waiting just inside.

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The Amazing Robert Peterson

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: January 2019

ArtsOK’s Art After Hours will host the works of Lawton artist Robert Peterson with an opening reception on January 4th, 5:30 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. at the Museum of Broken Arrow, 400 S. Main St. This event is open and free to the public. Peterson will be available along with several pieces of highly acclaimed original art. His art will continue to be displayed at the museum through February 2nd during regular museum hours. Presenting sponsor for this event is Premier Consulting Partners. Franklin’s Toast will be providing drinks and appetizers.

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A Sub-Above

By: Ashley Waitkus | Category: Restaurants | Issue: January 2019

Offering only the best and freshest food for customers is an exciting part of the job for the team, but it is the family-like atmosphere and culture of giving that is most meaningful.

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