Value News Articles–2019

Junior Achievement Announces 2019 Tulsa Tycoons and Centennial Celebration

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Annual Masquerade Ball Event Benefits Local Schools and Nonprofits.

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Bringing Hope and Healing to Northeast Oklahoma

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‘You don’t have to get high to get help’

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Thinking Outside of the Box

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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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