Value News Articles–2020

2020 Rooster Days Events Announced

By: Alyssa Smythe | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2020

The Rooster Days festival committee is moving forward with the Rooster Days Run, Miss Rooster Days Pageant, and Rooster Days Cornhole Tournament this September. In an effort to preserve some portion of the festival and not have it completely canceled for the year, the committee felt they could proceed with the run, pageant, and cornhole tournament in a safe, socially distanced manner.

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Inside the Oklahoma Movie Industry

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

Nearly every business has been impacted by the pandemic recently, and countless industries have completely halted work and shut down to protect their employees and the public. One industry heavily impacted that an individual might overlook is the film industry. Movie theaters have been closed, finished movies have delayed their release date, and many film projects have been placed on hold, but good news hit on June 1st when Oklahoma entered phase three of reopening. Movie makers jumped on the filming bandwagon and quickly got back to work, but they have done so with health and safety precautions in place.

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Meet Your New Neighbor – Megan Quickle!

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

Broken Arrow Neighbors (BAN) is a valuable treasure in the community, and just recently added a new gem. In March, Megan Quickle joined the team as their new Executive Director, and the light she brings shines brightly with a loving spirit and a giving heart. Stepping into her position at the beginning of a global health crisis was extraordinarily challenging. Together, the team at BAN made all of the necessary adjustments to continue to provide for an even greater need in the community.

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More Than a Transaction

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2020

In today's world, it's easy to be one of many customers, but there is opportunity to be so much more. Community banks provide a perfect example. When choosing your bank, look for one that treats you like a member of the family.

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Helping Your Business Rise and Shine

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2020

The Good Morning Network group meets at Panera Bread, 7110 S. 101st E. Ave, every Wednesday, from 7:30 am until 9:00 am. Anyone interested in growing their business and expanding their referrals is welcome to attend. The Good Morning Network is a membership-oriented group. The meetings are geared toward the training and inspiration of people who want to grow their business, learn networking and marketing strategies, and learn to be more successful in business overall. Group trainer, Billy Joe Watts is well known for his charisma and passion for helping others. With a heavy resume of boosting the businesses of others, his role with the Good Morning Network just makes good sense.

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Social Responsibility is the Backbone of Med Pharm

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2020

Med Pharm, a family-owned and operated business, is dedicated to providing genuinely sound and honest medicinal marijuana expertise. Giving back to the community is of the utmost importance to the owners of the dispensary, with the largest part of their contributions aiding local animal rescue programs.

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Drytect Does It All

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

For new or existing commercial and residential construction needs, there is one call to make for all of your construction needs. Drytect specializes in roofs and fencing, but are also experts in guttering, French drains, fence staining, restoration, plumbing, construction, and even landscape and design! There is nothing Drytect cannot do. "We are basically a one-stop-shop for anything related to construction," said owner, John Sipes. "We stand by our work, and we aren't happy unless you are."

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Premium Auction Among Traditions Returning with 2020 Rogers County Fair

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

Despite recent changes at the Tulsa State Fair, Rogers County fair-goers can still look forward to the sights and sounds of the fair in Claremore as the Rogers County Fair will be held as usual this year. A few things will be modified, but the Fair will still be the kick-off event to fall that we all look forward to each year. Among the returning traditions to the 100+ year old fair will be the Rogers County Junior Premium Sale.

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A Pocket Full of Curry Leaves

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

My travels to India gave me a huge appreciation for the vast and vibrant landscapes, traditions, and, of course, food. The mountains in the north with temperate climate have a wealth of tea, turmeric, and rice. At a guesthouse in Cochin, I was allowed to assist the cook each morning as he prepared the curries for lunch. If I had to choose one of my favorite Indian dishes using fresh curry leaves, it would be my Garlic Shrimp. It takes minutes to prepare, and it brings back many memories of southern India that I loved so much.

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Home of Hope's 35th Annual Golf Classic, '19th Hole' Silent Auction Scheduled

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

Even in a year as unusual and unprecedented as 2020, like any good golfer, Home of Hope has found a means by which to play past its many hazards and bring back the annual Rogers County Training Center Golf Classic & 19th Hole Silent Auction. The 35th Annual Rogers County Training Center Golf Classic & 19th Hole Silent Auction is scheduled for Friday, September 19, at Heritage Hills Golf Course in Claremore. The tournament itself is a four-man scramble format with designated tee times and flights. Although there is no limit to the number of golfers or teams allowed, tee times can fill up early, so early sign-up is strongly encouraged.

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Advanced Disinfection Methods Case Study

By: Tom Fink | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2020

Lord & Ladies Child Development Center owner says Midwest Pathogend Services provides “professionalism” and “peace of mind.” Midwest offers bio-decontamination services for healthcare, commercial, and residential applications. Midwest Pathgend Services is an area leader in whole space biological decontamination, specializing in public and private schools, businesses, nursing homes, and residences.

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Buffalo Wild Wings is THE Place to Host a Fantasy Football Draft Party!

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

Calling all Fantasy Football Enthusiasts, book your draft party now and score your 2020 Fantasy Draft Kit while supplies last. Fantasy Draft Bundles will be offered for dine-in draft parties as well as takeout/delivery for those who wish to conduct their draft parties at home. These winning bundles, combined with our draft kit, will certainly be a crowd favorite for our sports fanatics who want to continue their fantasy draft party traditions.

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Local Experts for Wood Floors and More

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

The elegance of wood floors is timeless and classic, and can elevate the look and feel of any interior. The installation and maintenance of wood flooring should be trusted to an expert with ample experience. In the Tulsa area, The Wood Floor Store, is the go-to place that the locals have entrusted with their wood flooring for over 14 years.

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Famous Oklahomans

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2020

Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Ryan Tedder, Reba McEntire,Woody Guthrie, Patti Page, Brad Pitt, Josh McKnight, James Garner, Kristen Chenoweth, Gary Busey, Joan Crawford, Chuck Norris, Jennifer Jones, Iron Eyes Cody, Ron Howard, Mickey Mantle, Troy Aikman, Barry Switzer, Billy Sims, Jim Thorpe, Belle Star, Shawntel Smith, Sam Walton, Paul Harvey, Oral Roberts, Stephen Hillenburg, along with many new rising stars like James Robert Webb and Preslea Elliott. Oklahoma is a state famous for some unusual reasons. It has more tornadoes than any other state. Who doesn’t know that one? It has a song that bares its name. It also has a boo coo load of famous people that come from within its borders such as singers, actors, athletes, astronauts, directors, politicians, entrepreneurs, criminals, and even evangelists.

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Celebrate ‘The Cherokee Kid’ on August 15

By: Faith Wylie | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2020

On Saturday, August 15, walk through the past as we observe the 25th anniversary of “The Cherokee Kid” and the restoration of Historic Downtown Oolagah, which began in 1984 under the vision of Wanda Sanders.

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Benefits of Online Banking

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2020

Life often takes place outside business hours. Need to transfer money into your account before dinner? No problem. At a soccer game and need to make sure the electric bill is paid? Check it instantly. You can also avoid late fees and set up automatic, recurring bill payments. The more time you save banking, the more time you can spend with your family, kids, friends or partner.

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Soaring High Over Oologah

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2020

Despite the cancellation of so many 2020 events, festivals, and social get-togethers due to the coronavirus, northeastern Oklahoma aviation aficionados can still make plans to look to the skies for the return of the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-in and National Day of Remembrance. Slated for Saturday, August 15 in Oologah, Oklahoma, the annual fly-in and day of remembrance event will see swarms of planes returning to the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch for a not-to-be-missed day of free family-friendly fun and entertainment.

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Beat the Heat

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

"I’m usually traveling abroad, but this year is different. My friends around the world keep in touch as we all look forward to meeting again. Since most of us like to cook, we often send each other photos of whatever we’re making. In Italy, my friend Diane makes spaghetti with zucchini and garlic. The farmer’s markets are brimming with summer zucchini this month, and I highly recommend trying this recipe."

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Dedicated to Exceed Your Expectations

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

South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge is one of the most popular destinations for auto sales and service in Tulsa. New Service Manager, Freeman Pate, began his leadership of the dealership earlier this year and extends an open invitation for all to see why they are the best auto service provider in town.

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Organically Altruistic

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

Danna Malone is in the business of helping people. As co-owner of Ye Olde Apothecary Shoppe, she dispenses practical and insightful solutions with compassionate care. The Shoppe, located at 5874 S. Mingo Road in Tulsa, specializes in the medicinal use of marijuana and cannabis products. This cutting-edge dispensary offers a wide array of products for smoking, ingesting, or applying as a botanical remedy for many ailments, including pain relief, anxiety, and inflammation. The dispensary is exceptionally veteran-friendly, providing much-needed care and resources with medicinal marijuana licensing and product care.

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Taste of Summer 2020 Rescheduled and Reimagined

By: Alyssa Smythe | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2020

Taste of Summer 2020 is rescheduled for August 22nd from 1-3 p.m. and is reimagined. The ice cream festival was scheduled to take place at Central Park Community Center on July 25th and feature a variety of activities for the entire family. However, carefully considering the rising number of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, the decision was made to creatively restructure the event.

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Emersumnice Brewery is Hopping in Downtown Owasso

By: Tom Fink | Category: Restaurants | Issue: August 2020

When it comes to brewing, timing is everything. Knowing when to add the carefully selected ingredients, how long to let the product ferment, and when to add the hops can make all the difference between a bad beer, a good beer and a great beer. Just as important as it is in brewing, so is timing in the opening of a new business – something which Emersumnice Brewery owners Donnie Eldridge and his wife Jennifer, found out firsthand.

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Bluegrass & Chili Festival: Volunteers, Vendors, Exhibitors & Cooks Wanted

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

The City of Wagoner has much to offer visitors year-round, but the most toe-tapping, hand-clapping reason to be in the beautiful and historic town will be returning in September at the 41st annual Bluegrass and Chili Festival! There’s no stopping this fan-favorite event that keeps on keeping on, and this year will be a most memorable time.

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Wings, Wheels, and Wishes – Where Hope Soars

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

A truly uplifting event will be taking place on August 29, at Wings, Wheels and Wishes, benefitting the Make a Wish Foundation. This fan-favorite festival of flight and fenders is foul for the soul! In its 4th year, the annual fundraiser takes place at Airman Acres in Collinsville at 12600 N. 73rd E. Ave, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy fly-ins, a car show, food vendors, a kids zone, ice cream, a live DJ, raffle, silent auction, and more, all free to the public!

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An Open Door to Savings

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

“We are a local, honest family-owned company,” he said. “At Discount Garage Doors, you get a discount on the price, not on quality or service.” Garage doors are available in a variety of options to beautify a home or business, including steel, fiberglass and aluminum, with a wide range of styles. One of the most popular designs for residential garage doors is an offering of wood look stains that include a 15-year finish warranty. A vast selection of wood stains can be applied for a customized look. Trusted brands such as Wayne Dalton, Doorlink, Genie, and Liftmaster are an integral part of the quality they provide. A five-year warranty is offered on all parts and labor.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.

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Community Calendar of Events

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Merry Summer Savings Celebration

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

Now, more than ever, we all need something to celebrate! At BA Med Spa, it’s the 10th annual Christmas in July! This spectacular event is even more special this year, as the Spa marks a full decade of giving back to the community, with massive savings on client favorites, as well as some new combinations of services.

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How to Finance a Home Renovation or Construction

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2020

The more you know, the better your decisions.

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Oklahoma's Mysterious Mansions

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

When viewing homes today, individuals can drive through subdivisions and see houses showcasing a cookie-cutter look. They all seem to have similar designs displaying brick, stone and wood or some with the newer white farmhouse style, and most so much alike a resident could get lost in their own neighborhood. There are some houses, however, that pepper the state that are a standout and worth an extensive tour or at least a drive-by.

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Dish It Out

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

"I can’t believe we’ve already made it through half of 2020! Summer made its debut quickly, after one of the most beautiful spring seasons we’ve ever seen. Realistically, I probably just noticed it more this year because I’ve been home instead of traveling. Nevertheless, I did my spring cleaning, wrote an e-book cookbook, and created a podcast where I chat about my travels and love for food."

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Grocery Giveaway to Those in Need

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

With so many struggling on a fixed income and suffering from the economic effects of the pandemic, a local youth group is trying to touch lives in a positive way and make a difference. The youth group, pastored by Fabio Apolinario at Abiding Harvest Church, takes a proactive approach to put action rather than just words to their beliefs. Instead of being a group of young people that simply socialize, they focus on reaching out to others.

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Oklahoma Performing ARTs Holds Allenato Auditions

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2020

From June 22 through July 23, OPA is conducting placement into Allenato (an all-youth performing ARTs company) for ages 5 to 19. These young artists train in Music, Acting and Dance in a concert/performance format, with an emphasis on community service, leadership, and mentoring skills. Register at https://forms.gle/jmeVbkJsFioWRRPaA.

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RSU Public Television - The Signal

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2020

The viewers of Green Country have really been watching RSU Public TV since the stay at home rule went into place in April. Public Television’s Broadcast Media tracking companies says across the country the coronavirus may have rocked our world but there is a silver lining to the public’s lifestyle change or viewing habits. And Okies are not any different. Nationally, according to these media tracking companies, television usage soared in the early days of the pandemic, (March/April). My hope is you will continue to watch and make RSU Public TV a part of your television viewing and get engaged with us on some level. We can’t do this with you (our viewers) be we are viewer-supported television.

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Community Calendar of Events

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How to Stretch Your Money

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2020

It’s a good habit to annually review your monthly expenses, looking for areas where you can cut costs. An easy start is to ditch disposable items. Clean with rags rather than paper towels or cleaning wipes. Before grocery shopping, plan out your meals, check your cabinets for what you already have, and buy only what you need.

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How to Be a Tourist in Your Own City

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

You’d be surprised how much there is to see and how little you probably know about the place you live. For some, low budgets due to job losses and being “Safer at Home,” it definitely put a dent in the fun of summer traveling this year, without a doubt. But just because you can’t go far doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time. Here are eight ways on how to do it and you can do it as a family!

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Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) Saves Lives

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

Accidental drowning is one of the leading causes of infant deaths but can be prevented through education and training. That's why Brandy Flewellen created Infant Swimming Resource, a program that provides life-saving swim and self-rescue skills for infants to provide more safety and security than floaties and puddle jumpers.

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Reveal Salon’s Highlights

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

The aesthetics experts at Reveal Salon are a team, and the end game is ensuring each of their clients look and feel their absolute best. A wide range of services are offered at the full-service salon, including hair, nails, comprehensive skincare and anti-aging treatments, as well as enhancements for eyebrows and eyelashes.

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Coverage You Can Count On

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 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.

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Diabetic Shoes in Demand

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 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.

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Marcus Dupree - What is He Doing Now?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: June 2020

The Mission of Marcus Dupree MVP College Recruiting & Consulting is to make sure that all high school student athletes who want to play the sport they love at the collegiate level are able to do so at a school of their choosing. “We get to know our student athletes and their families on a personal level,” added Dupree. “We develop a comprehensive, step-by-step recruiting game plan for each student athlete in order to achieve his/her ultimate goals. We are NCAA and NAIA compliant.”

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What is PermaSeal?

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2020

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!

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Buildings Built to Last

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2020

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

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5 Steps for a Healthier Lifestyle

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 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. Click to learn more.

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Committed to You, Family and Summer Tradition

By: Renee Profitt | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2020

The Castle of Muskogee, Oklahoma’s 37,000 square foot Fireworks Retail Showroom, continues to improve your enjoyment on the Fourth! Imagine a Castle filled to the rafters with an array of pyrotechnic choices - that’s what awaits you in Muskogee! The Castle is air-conditioned, with accessible restrooms, paved parking and knowledgeable salespeople to assist. The annual fireworks sale lasts from June 15 through July 6, with special discount pricing throughout the showroom.

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Hurray, for the Home & Garden Expo

By: Frank Sawyer | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2020

Tulsa Home Shows invites all Tulsa area residents to come celebrate with them at their fifth Annual Spring Home & Outdoor Living Expo. This event will allow Tulsa homeowners to finally satisfy their pent-up need to connect with professional home service and product providers following the periods of stay-at-home orders, business shutdowns, and all the other drama and stress created by the virus.

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A Father's Day to Celebrate

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

June is one of my favorite months of the year. I was born on June first, which means I get to celebrate the entire month. And, I get to celebrate Father’s Day, which is even more meaningful to me this year. My father is 79 years old, and he was one of the first to contract COVID-19 in Oklahoma. After six days in the hospital, he got to go home, and three weeks later he got on his bicycle and rode 25 miles. One thing I learned from him was how to grill a steak. Click to learn more.

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The One, The Only, The Original Gleam Guard

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

It may be difficult to keep your cabinets looking clean and new, but it doesn't have to be. Gleam Guard provides cabinet refinishing services that touch up scuffs and scratches, refinish the surface with a satin, semi-gloss or high gloss sheen, and make it as simple as wiping with a damp rag to clean, and the results will last for decades, unlike traditional oiled methods.

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Destination Oklahoma!

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

Summertime is here and Oklahoma has so many new and wonderful places to visit. There are many more fun and interesting attractions. Below are a few ideas to get you started in planning a fun and intriguing getaway!

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Ragin' Cajun Doug Kershaw to Appear at Cajun Festival, July 4 in Grove

By: Kathleen Pixley | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2020

The notable “Cajun Festival” Fourth of July is a real party filled with arts and crafts vendors, authentic Cajun food, Cajun music, and Cajun fun. The stage will be rockin’ wild on Fourth of July with the Ragin’ Cajun himself, Grammy winner Doug Kershaw coming to Grove! Louisiana’s hot Cajun Band, Chris Miller and Bayou Roots, returns by popular demand and will back Kershaw for two shows at 12:30 and 2:30, with several appearances through the day by popular crooner Clint Walker, and surprise guests on Saturday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy the “hottest” Cajun music and the best Cajun food this side of Louisiana!!

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Call for Mural Artists

By: Julie Brown | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2020

The Museum Broken Arrow announced today it is extending the proposal deadline for their public art mural project, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mural artists are still encouraged to submit a proposal for this large-scale work of art to be displayed in downtown Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, on the south exterior museum wall. This project is sponsored and funded by The Museum Broken Arrow and grants received on behalf of several organizations.

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3 Ways to Teach Kids Good Money Habits

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2020

Many parents teach their kids the value of hard work by paying them for chores. You can take this a step further by talking about what they can do with their hard-earned cash. Before you go to the grocery store, make a budget and shopping list of the items you need. Then have your kids guess the cost of different items. When you get home, compare the receipt with your shopping list and discuss the differences. Click to learn more.

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Rolling Through Spring

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

This year will mark the beginning of one of the most extraordinary times in history as we’ve all taken shelter in our homes to stay out of harm’s way. When the news of this mysterious “coronavirus” hit the worldwide news in January, I was traveling in Southeast Asia. When I traveled to Macao, which is the “Las Vegas” of Asia on the southernmost tip of China, there wasn’t a soul in the streets. Ordinarily, this city would be bustling with tourists and revelers, and I remember thinking, “this would never happen in our Las Vegas.” Looking back, I realized I got a glimpse of what was to come. Click to learn more.

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Oklahoma's Waterfalls

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

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

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Why Choose Superior for Garage Doors, Service & Repairs

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

For 12 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. Click to learn more.

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How to Clean Your Home in 10 Minutes

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2020

Get your best clean on with these cheap and practically effortless cleaning hacks. Click to learn more.

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NE Oklahoma Students @HomeLearning with RSU Public TV

By: Clarice Doyle | Category: Education | Issue: May 2020

Rural and urban educators are joining forces with RSU Public TV to bring daily learning experiences to hundreds of thousands of northeast Oklahoma school children who find themselves staying at home due to statewide school closures. RSU TV’s @HomeLearning programming airs daily Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon. It features a range of academic and physical education options, delivered in 30-minute segments, taught by certified classroom teachers and community education partners from Tulsa. Click to learn more.

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Local Schools Awarded Money to Compete in Rogers County Prevention PSA Competition

By: Darlene Passmore-Armstrong | Category: Education | Issue: May 2020

Six of the eleven school systems represented in Rogers County chose to participate in a competition sponsored by the Volunteers for Youth Partnership for Success (VFY-PFS). The competition was designed to promote prevention and/or awareness of dangers associated with the misuse of prescription opioids and/or the dangers/consequences of underage drinking. The VFY Partnership for Success was able to provide $500 to each participating school to offset any expenses for supplies and/or equipment incurred in the making of the video(s). Another $500 was awarded for the first-place PSA in each category (opioid misuse and underage drinking), and $250 was awarded for second place in each category. Click to learn more.

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How to Train for a 5K

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

One of the best, lowest-cost ways, to improve your lifestyle and lose weight is to set a goal and train for a 5K or 10K. Realistically, a 5K is a great distance for a beginner; its 3.1 miles and you can prepare in just two months. We found Jeff Galloway’s training schedule to be efficient and effective. Jeff has worked with over 300,000 runners of all ages and abilities and is the inventor of the Galloway RUN-WALK-RUN method. His innovative ideas have opened up the possibility of running and completing a marathon to almost everyone. Click to learn more.

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Getting in Step with Custom Orthotics

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 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. Click to learn how their methods heal pain, discomfort and other issues.

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Shopping Local Speeds Economic Recovery

By: Tanya Andrews | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2020

COVID-19, a name that will not be forgotten for a long time, has brought tourism to a screeching halt. Spring is one of the busiest times in Claremore with numerous events; sports by RSU, our high schools and recreation leagues; graduations, reunions and weddings…except for this year. COVID-19 is and has been devastating-killing our residents or making them very ill for an extended amount of time. It has changed the way we communicate, the way we shop, the way we celebrate, the way we gather and the way we entertain. We are all trying to stay safe and healthy and our team at Visit Claremore encourages you to continue, but maybe it is time to get out a little? Click to learn more.

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Fence & Roof Damage Experts

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

Oklahoma weather can be extremely damaging to roofs, decks, fences, and more. After working in the construction industry for over a decade, Scot Willis started the company Advantage Roofing & Construction in 2017 to work on projects including roofing, fencing, decks, siding and various repair projects for residential homes and commercial buildings. Scot prioritizes building a reputation of high-integrity for the business and its employees, from using quality materials to making sure customers are satisfied throughout the entire process. Click to learn more.

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Hail Damaged Roof?

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

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. Click to learn more about their business and how they can help meet your roofing needs.

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Who is the Best Concrete Driveway Contractor?

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 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. Click to learn more.

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Preventing Dryer Vent & Chimney Fires

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

Dryer duct cleaning is sometimes overlooked by homeowners but should be a top priority regarding fire safety. Many home fires are caused every year by the lint that gets trapped within the pipes and once ignited can quickly burn throughout a home. David Harris, chimney sweep and owner of Black Hat Cleaning Services, has been in business for over 42 years and also offers air duct and dryer vent cleaning to best optimize the quality of the air and prevent fire hazards. David's signature look is his tall, black top hat, which to him is a symbol of his honesty and dedication to his customers. Click to learn more.

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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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