Value News Articles–2020

Coverage You Can Count On

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2020

H.O.P.E. stands for Helping Other People Everyday, and that's the motto that Becky Brown from USHEALTH Advisors lives by. Health insurance is a complex world, but Becky and her team specialize in understanding their customer's unique, individual needs and providing custom coverage plans that give them exactly what they need for a price they can afford. Their products include health and wellness, critical illness, specified disease and sickness, accident, short term disability income, income protector, term life insurance, dental and vision plans. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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How to Plan Your Remodeling Project, Do's & Don'ts

By: Chris Putman | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2020

Remodeling a home can be an overwhelming undertaking, and many property holders may not know where to start. Many aspects need to be taken into consideration including permits, tools, DIY skill evaluation, researching the right contractors, scheduling, and more. Read our guide on how to tackle your renovations efficiently and effectively at ValueNews.com.

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Donnie Cox Joins AVB Bank

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2020

AVB Bank President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ted Cundiff, proudly announced that Donnie Cox has joined AVB as President of the Broken Arrow Market. Cox will be responsible for the oversight of AVB’s junior commercial and consumer lending initiatives, as well as managing Bank special assets. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Excellence in Roofing, Siding and Guttering Solutions

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2020

Spring into warmer weather with home beautification, durable products and quality services available from ABC Seamless of NE Oklahoma. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Raising the Bar: New Management at Bob Moore Service Center

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: April 2020

Bob Moore Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Tulsa is well-known for their longevity and customer service as a family-owned auto group in Oklahoma. In March, the service center leveled up in the excellence they provide their customers with the introduction of new management. Service manager, Cliff Koger recently took the reins and is excited to share an even greater service experience at Bob Moore. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Spring 2020 Fun-for-All Baby Fashions

By: Tom Fink | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2020

With Easter just around the corner, now is the perfect time to be shopping for that perfect spring dress, outfit or anytime ensemble – for the little one. At Claremore’s exclusive baby boutique, The District Baby, Easter and springtime outfits for baby girls – and boys – are currently in stock and can perfectly complement your wee one. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Restoring Balance in the Body

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2020

The overall health of the human body is dependent on balance. When one part isn't properly functioning, the other parts have to work harder to compensate for it, which can lead to physical misalignment, pain, discomfort and many other problems. Manual Osteopathic Manipulation is one of the many services that John at Restoring Body Health and Feet Unlimited offers, and the goal of this treatment is to improve the body's structure and restore that balance with modern technology. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Is Everybody Happy?

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2020

Some of my favorite memories of Mammaw were at her dining room table, a round wooden table with six heavy chairs. She had a shelf in her cabinet full of orange Fire King bowls that we ate from at every meal. Mammaw didn’t cook much, but she was really good at heating up cans of soup or SpaghettiOs. She also made us instant pudding, but if she was really feeling adventurous, she made what she called “Mystery Pie.” Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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The Power of Time

By: Mary Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2020

Compounding is a powerhouse tool when it comes to building wealth. When you put money into an investment account, you earn a varied rate of return on the balance. If you leave your money in the account, it can grow. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Churches Moving Online

By: Chris Putman | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2020

n the midst of schools, churches, and every organization that can move online has, one Broken Arrow-based organization wants to continue to keep a close connection with its people. While many churches have moved their services online, one pastor wants a more intimate setting than a typical sermon in the pulpit. Pastor Chris Buskirk of Abiding Harvest Church is staying in touch with his people through online technology. Instead of transmitting a live stream message from the pulpit in an otherwise empty building, he instead is going to broadcast his Sunday morning message from the church library in a fireside chat format. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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How to Beat Boredom

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2020

Say, “NO,” to those words, “I’m Bored!” There are always creative things that we can do at home. You just need to put some thought and imagination into your day. View the full list at ValueNews.com.

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Support Your Local Restaurants

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2020

Our media partners are working together to help spread the word about patronizing our local restaurants and businesses during this crisis. It is of primary importance to continue our support and help these businesses as much as possible by making purchases from them via their online stores, drive-thru, curbside take-out, and pick-up and delivery services. View the full list of restaurants at ValueNews.com.

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Advantage Roofing & Construction to Offer Free Fencing Giveaway

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2020

Advantage Roofing & Construction will be giving away 150 feet of free fencing to a Facebook follower in the coming weeks. Advantage handles roofing, fencing, deck work, and various repair projects for residential homes and commercial buildings. Find the details and learn more about Advantage Roofing & Construction at ValueNews.com.

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Spotlight Series Brings Choir of Man, Finding Neverland to Broken Arrow PAC in March

By: Kim Vento | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: March 2020

The 11th season for the Broken Arrow PAC's Spotlight Series finishes up in March with two final shows. The Choir of Man, coming March 11, is the runaway hit of the international music and theater scene from the creative minds of Andrew Kay and Nic Doodson featuring 80 minutes of unadulterated entertainment that combines high energy dance, live music and foot-stomping choreography with the incredible talent of 9 ordinary guys who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock. Then on March 28, “Finding Neverland” follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become the writer – and the man – he yearns to be. Barrie finds the inspiration he’s been missing when he meets the beautiful widow Sylvia and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter. Read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Claremore Home & Garden Show is Your One Stop Shop for All Things Lawn, Garden and Home Repair

By: Tom Fink | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2020

Claremore’s annual Home & Garden Show returns to the Claremore Expo Center April 3-5. Dozens of vendors specializing in lawncare, home repair, and more will be attending to showcase their products and services and answer questions. The unique aspect of the show is that many of the vendors are local to Rogers County and the surrounding areas, highlighting the availability of resources available within the community. Learn more about the event at ValueNews.com.

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Drytect Innovation

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2020

From roofing and fencing to restoration and dumpster rental and even concrete and gate installation, Drytect does it all. Owner John Sipes built his business on honesty and integrity so that customers could get their variety of needs met with one simple phone call. They even use the latest technology including infrared scanners, sensors and drones to ensure the efficiency and quality of their work. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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With Mother Nature in Charge, Receive the Best Pest Control Service in Oklahoma

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2020

With warmer weather in our future comes not only sunshine, but unwanted household pests. For 40 years, Mother Nature has helped protect homes and yards from termites and bedbugs, as well as gophers and moles, mosquitoes, roaches, ants, spiders, mice, rats, and grub and armyworms. They also offer a lawn fertilization service, which includes weed treatment and lawn aeration. Attic insulation (which is pre-treated with boric acid to discourage pests in your attic) is yet another service they provide. Learn more about the services they provide at ValueNews.com.

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Wild Onion Feast Preserves, Celebrates Cherokee Traditions

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: March 2020

Indian Women's Pocahontas Club members preserve Cherokee heritage while sharing it with younger generations. Club members will host their annual Wild Onion Feast this March to reenact the annual springtime tradition. A live auction also will be held to help fund scholarships for young members of the tribe. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Can Married People Work Together?

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2020

It is said "teamwork makes the dream work," and these words can apply to almost any situation as motivation to work together, but for Troy and Debbie Edmonds at Reveal Salon, it means a little bit more. This dynamic duo proves that a married couple working together can enjoy successful marital bliss and love their work at the same time! Read about the experience and wisdom they've gained at ValueNews.com.

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Coverage You Can Count On

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2020

H.O.P.E. stands for Helping Other People Everyday, and that's the motto that Becky Brown from USHEALTH Advisors lives by. Health insurance is a complex world, but Becky and her team specialize in understanding their customer's unique, individual needs and providing custom coverage plans that give them exactly what they need for a price they can afford. Their products include health and wellness, critical illness, specified disease and sickness, accident, short term disability income, income protector, term life insurance, dental and vision plans. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Specializing in Concrete Driveway Replacement

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2020

In any industry, having a specialized niche in a particular market may seem like it would give a business an edge. For LCI, this is an absolute truth, as they proudly proclaim, “We do driveways!” Owner, Kalan Paul, comes from a background of custom luxury home development and believes this experience is a great resource for his clients, making LCI Concrete the authority when it comes to driveway repair or replacement, beginning with an analysis of your concrete, from the curb to your front door. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Midwest Pathogend Services: Leaders in Whole Space Biological Decontamination

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2020

Midwest Pathogend Services offers bio-decontamination services for healthcare, commercial, and residential applications. Specializing in public and private schools, businesses, nursing homes, and residences, Midwest Pathgend Services are area leaders in whole space biological decontamination. Learn more about their services at ValueNews.com.

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Diabetic Shoes in Demand

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2020

John at Restoring Body Health and Feet Unlimited believes in the importance of caring for one's feet, especially those with diabetes. Their mission is to help their patients move better, feel better and live better. One of the many products and services they offer is Therapeutic Diabetic Shoes, which prevent and relieve the rubbing and irritation that regular shoes can inflict on someone with foot conditions related to diabetes. John has provided comprehensive care as owner and practitioner for almost 20 years and is a trusted Certified Pedorthist. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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4 Ways to Boost the Profit of Your Tax Refund

By: Mary Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2020

When do I begin planning for retirement? How should I invest my tax refund? Is there someone near me that is the best person to help me with investments? Be smart with your assets. The best wealth management help is like a financial engine when investing your money. RCB Bank has well know experts who are certified investment experts who are considered as some of the 'best of the best.' If you don't already have a plan for how to use your tax refund, stretch your dollar even further for your future financial well-being with a savings investment. A 529 Education Savings Plan is ideal if you're planning on going back to school or saving up for your children's tuition. A 401(k) Plan is offered by some employers to help accumulate savings for retirement. If your employer does not offer a 401(k) Plan, a Traditional IRA or Roth IRA might be the best solution for your retirement plan. Mary Wood at RCB Bank shares her investment and savings expertise in this month's Financially Fit column at ValueNews.com. Locations throughout Oklahoma. See RCB Bank's Financially Fit column monthly in Values News Magazine and Valuenews.com in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Owasso, Collinsville, Bixby, Jenks, Sapulpa, Claremore, Catoosa, Inola, Oologah, Chelsea, Grove, Bartlesville, Muskogee, Pryor, Locust Grove, Skiatook, Sperry and throughout northeastern Oklahoma.

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A Family Tradition for 60 Years

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2020

Grigsby’s Carpet and Tile has been serving eastern Oklahoma for 60 years. But don’t be fooled by the name. They carry stone, vinyl, hardwood, cork, bamboo, custom rugs and even magnetic flooring. If you dream it, they carry it. To learn how they can help you transform your home, read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Renu Your Brain, Renu Your Life!

By: Emerald Dean | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2020

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, drug-free form of brain wave biofeedback based on self-operant conditioning and considered to be one of the most advanced drug-free therapies of this technological generation. It successfully treats depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, learning difficulties, insomnia, memory deficits, as well as helps students, athletes, dancers, choreographers, politicians, CEO’s with peak performance by achieving optimal use of mental resources and can actually increase IQ. Over 12 years ago, visionaries, Barry Gardner, DC, BCN, and Cyndie Gardner, pioneered the way for neurofeedback therapy, in the state of Oklahoma, by establishing RenuYou Neurofeedback Brain Fitness Center. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Polished in Pink at Junior League of Tulsa’s Annual GEM Gala

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2020

For over 95 years, the Junior League of Tulsa (JLT) has been a treasure in the community, with a solid mission to improve the lives of fellow citizens while promoting volunteerism and empowerment of women. Their annual GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Gala is a bright and beautiful reflection of their organization, and of the women who are valiantly involved in it. In its fifth year, the Gala will be held April 4 at the prestigious and historic Mayo Hotel. Themed each year for a gemstone, tourmaline will be the headliner this year, and the party will be plastered in pink. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Be Kind

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: March 2020

A simple act or word of kindness can make someone's day, but an insult or offense can cut deep and stick with someone forever. It doesn't cost anything to be kind, everyone has flaws and insecurities and makes mistakes and just wants to be accepted for how they are. World traveler and professional chef, Shannon Smith, shares her wisdom and experiences along with her delicious recipe for White Chocolate & Blueberry Bread Pudding with Amaretto Cream Sauce. Read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Broken Arrow Chamber Annual Gala Award Recipients

By: Alex Risenhoover | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2020

The Broken Arrow Chamber's Annual Gala was hosted at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center February 1, where 16 awards were given out to a range of businesses and business leaders. This black-tie event is an elegant evening where achievements in business and community leadership are recognized and celebrated. This is one of the Chamber’s largest events of the year, hosting over 500 business leaders across the Tulsa region. Read the full list of this year's award recipients at ValueNews.com.

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Community Calendar of Events

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2020

Don’t miss out on these events! Check out the Community Calendar at ValueNews.com to find out what’s going on this month or submit an event!⁣

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TNG Power Equipment: Mowing Down the Competition

By: Tom Fink | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2020

TNG Power Equipment in Claremore is now a carrier of Bad Boy Mowers, as well as the latest model of Ferris Mowers, which features wider front wheels, suspension seats and more. TNG owner Tim Johnson said the northeast Oklahoma-based power equipment carrier would "not be beaten on service," and boasts the largest showroom in a four-state area. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Free Advertising for Restaurants Coping with COVID-19 Corona Virus Operational Changes

By: Value News | Category: Restaurants | Issue: March 2020

As a community service, Values Magazine and Valuenews.com is offering all Tulsa metropolitan area restaurants effected by COVID-19 Coronavirus mandates a free advertising listing. "Our goal is to compile a list of local restaurants who are offering take-out, curbside, drive-thru or delivery service for patrons located in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Owasso, Collinsville, Bixby, Jenks, Sapulpa, Claremore, Catoosa, Inola, Oologah, Chelsea, Bartlesville, Muskogee, Skiatook, and any others in northeast Oklahoma," said Mary Bransford, publisher. If you want to spread the word that your restaurant is offering service, you can participate by contributing information. It's fast, easy and free...

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Remodeling Project Do's & Don'ts

By: Chris Putman | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2020

Remodeling a home can be an overwhelming undertaking, and many property holders may not know where to start. Many aspects need to be taken into consideration including permits, tools, DIY skill evaluation, researching the right contractors, scheduling, and more. Read our guide on how to tackle your renovations efficiently and effectively at ValueNews.com.

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Gardening 101

By: Chris Putman | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2020

The weather is turning warm, and the desire to work in the open air is on the minds of outdoor enthusiasts. For those who enjoy the reward of reaping a bounty at the end of their labor, it’s the time of year to get started working the soil. Whether a master gardener or a greenhorn who would like to give vegetable gardening a first try, there are some important steps to follow and trial and error is usually the best teacher. Learn about when and where to plant, how to plan, troubleshooting, and special tips to maximize your gardening potential at ValueNews.com.

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Inspiration Cultivation at SpringFest!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2020

The Tulsa Garden Center will host their annual Springfest April 10-11, with something for everyone! Find your cultivation inspiration with an array of plants for sale, as well as resources to learn more about the plants you choose and the garden that you tend. Festivities will include a kid zone, food trucks and concessions, almost 100 vendors, and much more! Read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Tulsa IrishFest Returns to the Guthrie Green the Weekend of St. Patrick’s Day

By: Ryan Howell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: March 2020

St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Guthrie Green will once again be home to Tulsa IrishFest, a family-friendly festival celebrating Irish music, culture, and food. Throughout the weekend, there will be live performances from Ashely Davis (Kansas City), Skerryvore (Scotland), Cassie & Maggie (Nova Scotia), and special performances from the Goode Academy of Irish Dance. The festival at Guthrie Green will also include food trucks, Celtic vendors for shopping, a huge kid’s zone with traditional Irish games, and tons of other free fun! Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Mixin' at ah-Sigh-e!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Restaurants | Issue: March 2020

It’s easier to look and feel your best when given the right tools. For many, the quest for optimal health and wellness is one way to achieve success, and feeling good about personal style can be another. At ah-Sigh-e, you can have both! Located in Bixby at 12345 S. Memorial Drive, ah-Sigh-e serves up deliciously nutritious acai bowls and smoothies, as well as other wholesome goodies. Recently, they have added a stylish little boutique, giving guests an opportunity to satisfy their taste not only in flavor, but in style. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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A Winter Italian Holiday

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: February 2020

World traveller and professional chef, Shannon Smith, has visited Rome 16 times! This past year she decided to visit the country during its low peak season, February. Smith was surprised how quiet and empty the streets of Italy were as she and her friend were able to enjoy their visit a lot more without tourists. Read about Chef Shannon’s food-filled Italian adventure at ValueNews.com.

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Now is the Time to Get Ready for the Spring Planting Season

By: Tom Fink | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2020

Late winter is the ideal time to plan and prepare a spring garden, including checking soil nutrients, choosing which plants to grow, figuring out the best time to plant them and creating the ideal environment for them to thrive. Stillwater Milling has the knowledge and tools to help gardeners be successful, and manager Alan Schroeder shares his expertise on soil pH, fertilizers, pesticides and more. Read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Flowers and Happiness for 75 Years

By: Tom Fink | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: February 2020

Dorothy’s flower shop on Main Street in Claremore celebrates 75 years this February. Dorothy’s first opened Feb.1,1945 under its original owner Dorothy Bernet. In honor of the 75th anniversary, the shop will be offering special deals at “1945 prices”. By following the company on Facebook and Instagram, guests will be notified of the “throwback” price of the month. Find more details at ValueNews.com.

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Plan Now to Exhibit at the Claremore Home & Garden Expo

By: Tom Fink | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2020

Warmer weather is approaching, which means home improvement projects are underway. The Claremore Home & Garden Show is the perfect opportunity for vendors to showcase their products to thousands and exhibitors to gain Spring and home improvement inspiration. The free three-day event will be held April 3-5 at the Claremore Expo Center. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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An Open Door to Savings

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2020

Investing in quality shouldn't break the bank. At Discount Garage Door, the pricing is perfect for quality and service, adding not only more value to your home or business, but to your dollar as well. For over 20 years, the company has served the Tulsa area, providing highest-rated garage door openers and service. To learn more about Discount Garage Door at ValueNews.com.

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Fathers and Daughters Bond Over Boots, Bling at Me & My Guy Dance

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2020

Fathers and daughters bond over boots and bling at the Me & My Guy Dance, held by Rogers County Youth Services. Sponsorship for the event helps raise funds to benefit Rogers County Youth Services. The Me and My Guy Dance will be Saturday, Feb. 22 from 6-9p.m. at the Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center at Rogers State University. To learn more, visit ValueNews.com.

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Volunteers for Youth’s Annual Chair-ity Auction Fundraiser Brings Back the Roaring Twenties

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2020

Pull up a chair! The Roaring 20s returns at the Volunteers for Youth annual Chair-ity Auction. The 1920s-themed event is planned to raise funds for programs to benefit local youth in Rogers County. Live and silent auction items are available. The Chair-ity Auction will be held March 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Claremore Convention Center. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $35 each or $60 for two. Find the details at ValueNews.com.

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Nurturing the Roots of Strong Academic Growth

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Education | Issue: February 2020

A child's educational development will meet many obstacles, creating challenges that can sometimes seem impossible to overcome. Dr. Trissy Pitkin, a certified Educational Therapist, partners with children and parents to help children reach their fullest academic potential. At the Academic Advantage Academy, she specializes in Dyslexia, ADHD, Study Skills Academy and so much more! To learn more about Dr. Trissy Pitkin, visit ValueNews.com.

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The Wright Answers

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2020

Most people are less than enthusiastic when it comes to property taxes, but Tulsa County Assessor, John A. Wright, believes that all citizens benefit by understanding the function, responsibility, and performance of the Tulsa County Assessor’s office, and how they work for you. Read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Funding Your Retirement - Balance Approach

By: Kelly Hutchinson | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2020

Imagine your retirement fund as a well-balanced four-legged stool, with each leg representing a funding source to build a sturdier retirement savings plan. The four legs include an employer plan, social security, personal savings and retirement income. However you go about it, you have to sit on your retirement stool, so make it sturdy enough to hold you during your retirement years. Learn more in this month’s Financially Fit column at ValueNews.com.

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Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club Announce the Officers for 2020

By: Debra West | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2020

Introducing the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club’s officers for 2020 including President, Jennifer Brunn, Vice-President Ruth Ann Weaver, Secretary Celeste Tillery and Treasurer Alice Brown. The ladies have been planning and preparing for upcoming events including the “Wild Onion Feast” and live auction coming March 14 from noon to 2p.m. To read more about the Pocahontas Club visit ValueNews.com.

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February Filled with Many Events at the Tulsa PAC

By: Adam Foreman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2020

February is filled with many events at the Tulsa PAC, including The Daedalus Quartet presented by Chamber Music Tulsa, Pianist Donald Ryan, “I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady From Rwanda” presented by World Stage Theatre Company, Marlee Matlin and Henry Winkler presented by Tulsa Town Hall, "Mozart & Grieg" from Tulsa Symphony, Malpaso Dance Company presented by Choregus Productions, "Dorothy and the Prince of Oz" presented by Tulsa Ballet, "Godspell" presented by Tulsa Project Theatre, "August: Osage County" presented by Theatre Tulsa and "Madama Butterfly" presented by Tulsa Opera. Tickets for all events are available at TulsaPAC.com or by calling the box office at 918-596-7111. Read more about these events at ValueNews.com.

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The Perfect Valentine’s Day Playlist

By: Chris Putman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2020

Music has a unique way of setting the mood, and finding the right song at the right time can make all the difference. Whether you're looking for a fun atmosphere, romantic vibes, memorable classics or peaceful acoustics, we've got you covered. Check out "The Perfect Valentine’s Day Playlist" at ValueNews.com.

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Coverage You Can Count On

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2020

H.O.P.E. stands for Helping Other People Everyday, and that's the motto that Becky Brown from USHEALTH Advisors lives by. Health insurance is a complex world, but Becky and her team specialize in understanding their customer's unique, individual needs and providing custom coverage plans that give them exactly what they need for a price they can afford. Their products include health and wellness, critical illness, specified disease and sickness, accident, short term disability income, income protector, term life insurance, dental and vision plans. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Nothing Sparkles Brighter Than J. David Jewelry

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2020

Nothing Sparkles Brighter Than J. David Jewelry. Elizabeth Taylor once said “Jewelry has the power to be the one thing that makes you feel unique.” Owner Joel Wiland travels the world to find one-of-a-kind pieces in order to make customers feel “unique.” J. David Jewelry, located in Broken Arrow and Bixby, treats every guest like family and goes above and beyond to help find or create that special piece of jewelry. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Broken Arrow Announces New Director of Engineering and Construction

By: TJ Gerlach | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2020

After a nationwide search, Ethan Edwards has been appointed as Broken Arrow’s new director of engineering and construction. Edwards joins the City from Cowan Group Engineering, LLC, where he has been the operations manager since 2017. His previous experience also includes nine years as the Water and Wastewater Division Manager, Principle, and Tulsa Office Lead at Professional Engineering Consultants. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Customers Highly Recommend Sooner Lawn Service

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2020

Maintaining a healthy, green lawn is no easy task, and improper fertilization and chemical application can lead to a disastrous outcome. For best results, leave it to the professionals. 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 at ValueNews.com.

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Are Dental Assistants in High Demand?

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Education | Issue: February 2020

A career as a dental assistant is much more than just setting up a tray. Dental Careers of Tulsa teaches students about all areas of dentistry, including X-ray training, infection control, anatomy, instruments and equipment of dentistry, oral surgery and office management while gaining experience interacting with doctors and staff during the course, as well as build new connections and an understanding of what will be expected in the field. Learn more about the opportunity Dental Careers of Tulsa has to offer at ValueNews.com.

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Unique Ways to Say I Love You on a Budget

By: Chris Putman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2020

The pressure of planning the perfect Valentine's Day is on, but rather than breaking the bank over expensive gifts and restaurants or falling into the roses and chocolate cliché, why not try something new and unique that will create unforgettable memories? In the end, aren't relationships more about experiencing an enjoyable time together anyway? We've made a list of 20 budget-friendly date-night ideas to inspire an outside-the-box Valentine's Day celebration. Read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Ask an Expert - A Financial F.A.Q.

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2020

Tax season has begun, and Rebecca Olson, president of High Tower Business Solutions, has shared the answers to some of her most commonly asked questions with us. High Tower Business Solutions helps clients gain financial success, not just at tax time, but throughout the entire year. Located in Downtown Broken Arrow, Olsen and her team provide bookkeeping services for both business and personal accounts. To learn more about valuable tax information and tips, read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Wagoner Hosts Grand Opening of History Center

By: Dell Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2020

After months of renovation, The Wagoner Historical Museum grand reopening celebration is planned for Feb. 28, 2020, at 3 p.m. featuring "Jim Halsey’s Legends of Country Music Exhibit" showcasing everything from a Grammy to autographed guitars, gold and platinum albums, stage costumes and more. Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell and other dignitaries will celebrate the reopening. Learn about Jim Halsey and the team of Wagoner historians behind the exhibit at ValueNews.com.

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Move Better, Feel Better, Live Better

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2020

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 at ValueNews.com.

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Calendar of Events

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2020

Don’t miss out on these events! Check out the Community Calendar at ValueNews.com to find out what’s going on this month or submit an event!⁣

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Trips on a Tank Full

By: Chris Putman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2020

Looking for travel ideas for this upcoming spring break? Look no further, there are several “trips on a tank full” available not too far from home. For example, visit Springfield, Missouri to explore the Fantastic Caverns, tour the Askinosie Chocolate factory and meet the animals at the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium. For more fun trip ideas, check out the full article at ValueNews.com.

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It’s all about YOU!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2020

BA Med Spa’s mission has always been to improve the lives of the patients they serve, and in 2020, they will roll out even more ways to ensure their clients look and feel their absolute best! Big changes are coming in the greatest possible way! Massage therapy is the latest addition to the superior services they already provide, is more accessible now than ever, with membership and package pricing available in an effort to truly improve the lives of the patients they serve. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Do New Year’s Resolutions Really Work?

By: Chris Putman | Category: Education | Issue: January 2020

Writing a list of New Year's Resolutions is a popular way to reflect on your lifestyle and make adjustments, but is accomplishing these goals easier said than done? Fighting the urge to give up can be a big challenge and dealing with the guilt of falling short can be devastating. Is it worth it to make New Year's Resolutions, and if so, what's the best strategy to stick with them? Read the article at ValueNews.com.

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Are You Ready to Cut the Cord?

By: Chris Putman | Category: Computers, Multimedia | Issue: January 2020

Since the introduction of video streaming services in the late 2000s, traditional cable has decreased in popularity, primarily due to its high price. A one-time purchase of an HD antenna can provide around 70-100 local channels at no additional cost, and viewers with internet access and a smart device can personalize their streaming subscription services around the content of their choice for around $8 a month per service. With so many cable-alternatives available, it's important to understand what options are available, how much they cost and the pros and cons of each one. Read the article at ValueNews.com.

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Contemporary Compassion

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Pets | Issue: January 2020

The Tulsa SPCA will be opening their new state-of-the-art facility in January, and will provide veterinary and adoption services for cats and dogs. The veterinary services are provided at a decreased cost, to increase the accessibility of vital care for these animals. The new facility was a long time coming, replacing the old building that was built in 1931. There are many ways to get involved and support further progress, growth, and longevity of this vital organization. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Take 5! Tips for a Healthier YOU in 2020

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2020

A strong foundation of health and wellness is key to the prevention of sickness and disease. Grassroots Healthcare is a family medical practice in Tulsa that takes care of patients of all ages, from pediatrics to adults. Rather than accepting insurance, they instead offer a membership program and visit-based care, allowing the physicians to keep costs down and spend more time with her patients instead of hassling with the insurance companies. In honor of the New Year, Grassroots Healthcare has made a list of 5 tips for building a healthier lifestyle in 2020. Read the article at ValueNews.com.

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Second Helpings

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: January 2020

Whether you're sharing a meal with friends, family, coworkers or acquaintances, it's easy to get caught up in thinking about the quantity or quality of the food, but what matters most is building and developing relationships and appreciating the people around you. World traveller and professional chef, Shannon Smith, looks back in the experiences she's had in preparing and sharing meals with different people all over the world and the lessons she's learned along the way, and includes her original recipe for Chipotle Potato Salad in this month's Beads and Basil column at ValueNews.com.

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Getting in Step with Custom Orthotics

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2020

Every patient is unique and individualized specialty care is the optimal path toward recovery and overall health improvement. At Restoring Body Health and Feet Unlimited, John and his team provide customized care with a mission to help their patients move better, feel better and live better. They specialize in manual osteopathic manipulation, therapeutic diabetic shoes, ankle-foot orthotics, and custom-made orthotics using the latest technology and thorough examination procedures. Learn how their methods heal pain, discomfort and other issues at ValueNews.com.

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Retirement Planning Life Stages

By: Kelly Hutchinson | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2020

Planning toward a financially secure retirement requires different steps depending on your age. The sooner you start saving, the longer your money has a chance to grow with compounding interest. As you get older, the temptation to raid your retirement savings to help fund your children’s college or to provide care for aging parents may be very real for you. Kelly Hutchinson from RCB Bank outlines a list of questions to ask yourself in order to maximize your retirement planning efforts in this month's Financially Fit column at ValueNews.com.

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Be Weather-Ready This Winter

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2020

The extreme weather changes this time of year can wreak havoc on the internal components of vehicles and it's important to have a professional inspect your ride for safety as road conditions become more dangerous. South Pointe Chevrolet's service department offers a 32-point safety inspection and has the tools and expertise to "winterize" your vehicle and make sure your tires, battery and other essentials are ready to take on the season. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Community Builders Gives More

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2020

Improving the energy efficiency of a home can cut energy bills by 40-50%, and Community Builders has up-to-date technology to improve insulation through siding replacement, metal roofs and insulated windows. They also specialize in bathroom updates, including Jacuzzi safety tubs for seniors or anyone who has a hard time getting in and out of a bathtub to lower the risk of injury and make bathtime easier and more enjoyable. They strive to provide quality and value and recently gave back to the community through their Home Makeover Giveaway prize drawing. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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