Value News Articles–2021

Volunteers for Youth PAL+ Mentoring Program Celebrates National Mentoring Month with a Lunch & Learn

By: Cindy Wilson | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

January is National Mentoring Month! This year the PAL+ Mentoring Program is celebrating the annual campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring opportunities to connect more of our community’s young people with caring adults by hosting the first Lunch & Learn of the year, Jan. 21, 2022. The monthly Lunch & Learn events give members of the community the opportunity to learn about the PAL+ Mentoring program. If you have ever considered becoming a mentor, this is a no-obligation way to hear all about our individual and group mentoring options.

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Read Books and Make New Friends Let’s Talk About It Book Club at The Museum BA!

By: Julie Brown | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2022

The Museum Broken Arrow announced that it will host their next Let’s Talk About It book series, “Coming and Going in Oklahoma Indian Country.” The event is made possible by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities with generous funding and support from the Inasmuch Foundation, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Oklahoma City University & NEH’s A More Perfect Union initiative.

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Underutilized New Year's Resolutions

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: January 2022

There are certain universal aspirations we’re all hoping to attain in our lifetime. We all want happiness, success, love and prosperity. Most of us believe that if we could just do things a little better, improve ourselves a little more, we would become a better person capable of achieving our dreams.

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Women Winning at Life: Tulsa Women's Expo with a Cause

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2022

One of Tulsa’s most popular and anticipated lifestyle events is returning to Tulsa Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19 – 20. The 37th Annual News on 6 Tulsa Women’s Expo with a Cause will fill the Expo Square Central Park Hall with the latest and best products and services for women, entertainment, a Mother-Daughter Look Alike contest, food, workshops and more.

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Presented and Curated by the Grammy Museum® Woody Guthrie Center Exhibit Celebrates Some of Country's Leading Ladies

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2022

The Woody Guthrie Center has been a prized addition to Tulsa’s cultural arts scene since its very inception. The center has provided Oklahoma citizens with invaluable information about one of the state’s most extraordinary sons; though he passed at the early age of 55, his creative life was astoundingly prolific, and the center, now in its seventh year, honors Guthrie’s life by teaching visitors about his relevance today – as well as bringing attention to those who also embody his talent and his message of equality and justice. One such notable example is the current exhibition “Stronger Together: The Power of Women in Country Music.”

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Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo Earns ‘Small Rodeo of the Year’ Honors

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

Since 1947, the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA has been a favorite for rodeo fans, roping in audiences every year with its cowboys, competitions and other crowd-pleasing events. So favored is the Claremore-based rodeo that its recognition extends well beyond Oklahoma, and at the recent awards banquet held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the rodeo was selected as the 2021 Small Rodeo of the Year by both the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and the Women’s Rodeo Association (WRPA).

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2022 Absentee Ballot Applications Available

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2022

Absentee ballot applications are now available for the 2022 Election Year. If you received absentee ballots by mail in 2021 and would like to continue receiving ballots by mail, you will need to complete a new absentee ballot application for 2022. You can request absentee ballots using the OK Voter Portal. Absentee ballot applications are also available for download on the State Election Board website or by contacting your County Election Board.

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Home Improvements and Vendors: Sign-up Now for the Annual Claremore Home & Garden Show, March 25 – 26 Exhibitors and vendors build clientele and increase sales at the spring event.

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

In horticulture, a perennial is a plant with deep roots that weathers the cold winter months to return in the warmer seasons. Not unlike a perennial, the Claremore Home & Garden Show will be making its reappearance this spring in Claremore. Amateur or professional gardeners, do-it-yourselfers, anyone who take pride in their lawn, home interior or exterior, or those eager to undertake any project for their house or property can find something of interest at the upcoming annual event, scheduled for Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26, in Claremore.

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What Weight-Loss Program is Right for You?

By: Value News | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2022

Are you having trouble losing weight? BA Med Spa & Weight-Loss is one of Tulsa Metro’s most advanced leaders in providing effective healthy weight-loss and aesthetics treatments. Patients receive medical supervision and support to form healthy habits, there are no pre-packaged foods or complicated meal plans to follow. Medication is provided, if needed. You will have lab work at the start your weight-loss program to assess factors that could influence your weight-loss. BA Med Spa & Weight-Loss equips you with the essentials customized for your health needs to reach your weight-loss goals. BA Med Spa & Weight-Loss uses the latest technologies and most advanced care in non-surgical aesthetics, anti-aging, body contouring, hormone replacement, and wellness treatments.

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Introducing PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri: Pantone Color Of The Year 2022

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: January 2022

Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community, today introduced a new blue shade, PANTONE® 17-3938 Very Peri, a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet-red undertone as the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2022. Blending the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red, this happiest and warmest of all the blue hues introduces an empowering mix of newness.

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Learn All About Fly Fishing at Illinois River School

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2022

For its 33rd year, the Illinois River Fly Fishing School is welcoming students wishing to learn all about the sport. Sessions are set for Feb. 25-26, 2022, at Tenkiller State Park and on the banks of the Illinois River in eastern Oklahoma.

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City, Chamber Welcome New BAPS Superintendent

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: January 2022

Over the years, the City of Broken Arrow, Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce, and Broken Arrow Public Schools have collaborated with a focus on strengthening the community to benefit its citizens, businesses, and students. It is a transcendent partnership built on thinking boldly, maintaining core values, and building consensus on public issues. The City of Broken Arrow and the Broken Arrow Chamber would like to congratulate and welcome Chuck Perry as the new Superintendent of Broken Arrow Public Schools.

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Tulsa County Assessor John Wright Names Chief Deputy

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2022

Tulsa County Assessor, John A. Wright, announces his appointment of Mark Liotta to the position of Chief Deputy County Assessor, effective immediately. Chief Deputy Liotta succeeds Leisa Weintraub, who will continue in her role as General Counsel to the Assessor. Chief Deputies in all Oklahoma counties serve in various workday roles, but their primary, statutory responsibility is to serve in place of the elected official in all capacities if the elected official is temporarily out of the office’s jurisdiction or permanently leaves office for any reason.

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OSDH Extends COVID-19 Testing Hours at Local Health Departments

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2022

With COVID-19 testing in higher demand and increased cases over the last week, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is extending COVID-19 testing hours at local county health departments, and will offer weekend availability at select locations. Additionally, mobile units will be deployed to various locations throughout the state.

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Fire Hose Ceremony to Open New BA Fire Station #7

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2022

The City of Broken Arrow will officially open a new Fire Station #7 with an unusual ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. The new station is located on the southeast corner of Washington Street and 1st Place, just south of Arrowhead Park, at 201 E. Washington St. This new Station #7 replaces the 50-year-old Fire Station #7 currently located on South Elm Place and Edgewater Street.

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Visit Claremore, Claremore is a great value getaway close to home.

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

By definition, the tourism industry markets places of interest to the public, and all the places of interest and things to do in Claremore makes Tanya Andrews’s role as executive director of Visit Claremore that much easier.

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A+ Rated Party Venue “Three Twenty on Main” is one of Oklahoma’s best event and party spaces for weddings, receptions and gatherings of all kinds.

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

When planning a get-together of any size, for work, church, business or friends, Three Twenty on Main in Claremore is the “main” event. “Simply put, Three Twenty on Main is an event and party space venue,” explained Susan Gebhart, Three Twenty on Main partner. “After we renovated this space, it was able to handle everything from social events to business events. We host business meetings, private parties, dinners, weddings, receptions, memorial service receptions, etc.

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Will Rogers Memorial Museum is the Largest Memorabilia Collection of Oklahoma’s Favorite Son

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

Movie star. Radio personality. Newspaper columnist. Oklahoman. Of all the destinations in Claremore, few have more history than that which honors the life of Oklahoma’s most famous son: the Will Rogers Memorial. More than 19,000-square feet in size, the museum houses artifacts, memorabilia, pictures, manuscripts, and more pertaining to Rogers’ life, with a theater to show Rogers movies and documentaries.

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Fashionable, Trendy and Community Champion: District on Main

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

The District on Main in Claremore features a stylish selection of fashionable clothing and accessory brands, handbags and home goods – with a very interesting beginning. This fabulous boutique features over 170 of the most coveted brands including Gorjana, Kendra Scott, Brighton, Dear John, Sanctuary, Tribal, Dylan, Z Supply, Liverpool and Brumate.

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Sailor Antiques: A Must Visit Antique and Collectibles Paradise

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

Brenda Reno and Mary White are more than just mother and daughter. Since Feb. 1, 2013, the pair have also been business partners, overseeing the downtown antique store, Sailor Antiques & Collectibles.

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Delicious Juicy Steaks and Entrees at Doe’s Eat Place

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

Doe’s Eat Place is downtown Claremore’s go-to destination for a variety of lunch sandwiches, hearty, thick-cut steaks, fresh seafood and other fine-dining quality dishes for lunch or dinner. Restaurant owner and community member Betty Watowich opened the downtown eatery three years ago, and has since watched as the business and her clientele have grown.

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Thank You for Keeping Us Local

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

Claremore is a vibrant town rich in Native American culture. Located on historic Route 66, you will experience a treasure-trove filled with eclectic shops and unique boutiques, antiques, craft emporiums, museums, restaurants, and galleries. Its residents have an independent and creative spirit that encourages collaboration and entrepreneurship. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts will enjoy Claremore Lake, parks, and many miles of multi-use trails.

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CCK Strategies Announces New Partners and COO

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2022

Tulsa and Frisco-based CCK Strategies is pleased to announce Kaitlin Flinn, CPA and Caleb Caldwell, CPA as new partners and Jim Hicks, MBA promotion to Chief Financial Officer/ Chief Operating Officer.

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Oklahoma Homeowner Assistance Fund Applications Are Now Being Accepted

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2022

Applications are now being accepted for the Oklahoma Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF). HAF provides financial assistance for homeowners who have experienced a significant reduction or loss of income or significant increase in expenses due to COVID-19 and have been unable to remain current with their mortgage, insurance, property tax or homeowner’s association dues payments.

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Voter Registration Deadline is January 14, 2022

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

Friday, January 14, 2022, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the February 8th Catoosa, Chelsea, Chouteau-Mazie School and City of Tulsa Municipal Elections, Rogers County Election Board Secretary Julie Dermody said today.

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Rep. Eric Roberts Appointed to Energy & Environment Committee for Council of State Governments

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2022

Rep. Eric Roberts, R-Oklahoma City, was recently appointed to the Energy & Environment Committee for the Council of State Governments (CSG) by House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka.

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OID Reaches $4.8M Settlement Agreement with CVS Caremark for Alleged Violations of the Patient’s Right to Pharmacy Choice Act, Dependent On Federal Court Decision

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2022

On January 20, 2022, the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) announced that the Department entered into a Settlement Agreement with CVS Caremark regarding its collection of transaction fees from pharmacies for Medicare Part D and ERISA plan claims. Under the terms of the agreement, CVS Caremark, a Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM), will pay the state of Oklahoma a total of $4.8 million to settle the violations. This will include $2.3 million for Oklahoma pharmacies and an additional $2.5 million in penalties.

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Oklahoma Among Nine States Selected for ‘SPINE’ Program Grant

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2022

The Oklahoma State Department of Health today announced Oklahoma is one of nine states to receive a $144,000 grant from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) as part of its newly established State Partnerships Improving Nutrition Equity (SPINE) program.

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Expert Chimney Cleaning, Black Hat Cleaning has been helping homeowners for over 44 years.

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2021

Get ready for cooler temperatures and a cozy home by first getting your chimney and dryer vent cleaned. Debris like birds’ nests and leaves, and creosote could be lingering as potential fire hazards in your chimney. As for your dryer vent, lint doesn’t just accumulate in your lint trap; it can also build up in your dryer vents. As most of us know, this lint is extremely flammable; it is the build-up of this lint that can lead to dryer fires.

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Great Places for Christmas Lights, Two drive-thru Events in Muskogee

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2021

Celebrate the best of family holiday traditions at The Castle of Muskogee! Take a leisurely drive through the Castleton Village, which is filled with thousands of holiday lights and displays. The drive-through is FREE, and donations are gratefully accepted. Guests may also view the lights from an old-fashioned hayride or from the rail car of the festive Castle Train, both of which provide visitors with a unique experience through the Castle displays. Also in the Village area, the little ones may ride the cutest holiday ponies in town! For a taller vantage point, Cletus the Camel will be here to provide rides around the Village area. Just want to hang out and snap photos? Grab a bag of Kettle Corn and enjoy the festive environment of the Castle gates before you head inside.

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The City of Wagoner: 1,000's of Holiday Lights, Music & Fun

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2021

Lights, lights and more lights! Wagoner is the best-kept secret for holiday fun and family traditions. The City of Wagoner, Wagoner Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Wagoner and the Ft. Gibson Lake Association are partnering to bring the best of the holiday season to visitors and residents.

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Front Porch Bakery: Full Bakery, Deli, Ribs, Chicken, Brisket & Sides

By: Tom Fink | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2021

Front Porch Bakery is an Amish-style bakery with a smokehouse that prepares food from the heart, and few seasons have more heart than Thanksgiving and Christmas. With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to start making plans for your company and family gatherings, and what better way to simplify the occasion than to have the culinary professionals at Front Porch Bakery to deliver the goods to your front porch.

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America's #1 Holiday Feast Can be Conveniently Ordered Online for Storefront Pick-Up!

By: Jeanette Miller | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2021

As you start to make plans for the holiday meals, remember to shop Honey Baked Ham at 61st and Memorial in Tulsa for ham, turkey, and a wide assortment of side dishes along with dessert. Shopping has never been easier! Not only will you find everything you need for a complete meal, Honey Baked Ham makes it easy for you to go online, place your order, and either pick it up in the store or request curbside delivery.

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A Path for Families at Their Breaking Point

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2021

By definition, a harbor is a place where vessels may go to find shelter from the rough waters. Nestled in rural northern Claremore, Hope Harbor serves just such a purpose, helping families to find shelter from the sometimes rough waters of life, to heal, and to move forward from trauma or other difficulties. Among those who help facilitate that recovery are Dirk O’Donnell and Stephanie Steward.

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Design Your Dream Kitchen with Premium, Premium Cabinets offers expert layout, design and installation.

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2021

Home is where the heart is, and the kitchen is the heart of the home. Just as food nurtures the mind, body and soul…the kitchen is the place where meals are prepared with love, on-the-go and for snack time. People gather there during parties and gatherings for conversation, taste tests and memory-making. For all these reasons your kitchen cabinets are one of the most important choices when renovating. Your cabinetry should provide the perfect balance of function, style and inspiration.

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Pot Belly Pigs, Rabbits & Parrots: All Pets with Personality

By: Chris Putman | Category: Pets | Issue: December 2021

While the typical cat or dog remains the No. 1 and two picks respectively for pet ownership, some people prefer to think outside of the litter box when choosing their household companion. Among some of the most popular pets are fish, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs or birds.

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Combating Food Insecurity: The Third Annual Hops for Hunger Event

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2021

The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma constantly strives to combat hunger by providing food to those in need and creating fundraising events to heighten awareness of this widespread issue. Hops for Hunger is one of these events, and in the past two years, has rapidly become a popular and successful fundraiser to address the heartbreaking reality of hunger.

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Gathering Place is a Winter Wonderland

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2021

With winter comes the holiday season – and in very few places is this more apparent than in Tulsa’s own Gathering place. The globally recognized, award-winning park has been a sensation since the first day it opened, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors in the spring and summer months. The magical beauty of Gathering Place has continued throughout the fall; and from Dec. 17, 2021, through Dec. 26, the park is transformed into a veritable fairyland, filled with lights, music, performances, a holiday market and more.

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’Tis the Season to Treat Yourself Kindly During the Holidays

By: Hanna Marshall | Category: Special Interest | Issue: December 2021

There is great excitement for many when it comes to the holiday season. We think about spending time with family and friends, assembling the decorations, and even cozying up with a blanket and some hot chocolate. However, this is often met with an equal amount of anxiety and worry as we pontificate over all the items that need to be crossed off our to-do lists. Sometimes society can make us feel that if we don’t have the perfect gifts or have the prettiest decorations – Pinterest, anyone? – then we have somehow failed altogether. Here are some practical tips to help you combat stress this holiday season:

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Healthy Weight Loss Plans

By: Value News | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2021

BA Med Spa specializes in customized weight loss plans for each individual. Located at 510 N. Elm Place in Broken Arrow, the Spa offers cutting-edge services in aesthetics, beauty, hormone therapy, and weight loss. Their customized plans are tailored to each client, and they offer the latest information and technology with all their services.

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OSDH Launches Coalition to Battle Alzheimer’s, Seeks Recruits

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2021

More than 1,700 Oklahomans die from Alzheimer’s disease each year. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) today announced it has formed a new statewide coalition to address key issues related to Alzheimer’s disease in Oklahoma, and has begun seeking new members to join the effort.

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Thank You for Keeping Us Local

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2021

Claremore is a vibrant town rich in Native American culture. Located on historic Route 66, you will experience a treasure-trove filled with eclectic shops and unique boutiques, antiques, craft emporiums, museums, restaurants, and galleries. Its residents have an independent and creative spirit that encourages collaboration and entrepreneurship. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts will enjoy Claremore Lake, parks, and many miles of multi-use trails.

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City of Broken Arrow – New Orleans Square Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2021

The City of Broken Arrow is excited to announce the next official New Orleans Square event, the Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival! New Orleans Square’s inaugural Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival will be a celebration of the most wonderful time of the year! With vendors selling the perfect gift for a loved one, kid’s activities, hot chocolate, and most importantly Santa Claus, this will be a joyful event to get you ready for the holidays.

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Visit Claremore, Claremore is a great value getaway close to home.

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2021

By definition, the tourism industry markets places of interest to the public, and all the places of interest and things to do in Claremore makes Tanya Andrews’s role as executive director of Visit Claremore that much easier.

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A+ Rated Party Venue “Three Twenty on Main” is one of Oklahoma’s best event and party spaces for weddings, receptions and gatherings of all kinds.

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2021

When planning a get-together of any size, for work, church, business or friends, Three Twenty on Main in Claremore is the “main” event. “Simply put, Three Twenty on Main is an event and party space venue,” explained Susan Gebhart, Three Twenty on Main partner. “After we renovated this space, it was able to handle everything from social events to business events. We host business meetings, private parties, dinners, weddings, receptions, memorial service receptions, etc.

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Will Rogers Memorial Museum is the Largest Memorabilia Collection of Oklahoma’s Favorite Son

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2021

Movie star. Radio personality. Newspaper columnist. Oklahoman. Of all the destinations in Claremore, few have more history than that which honors the life of Oklahoma’s most famous son: the Will Rogers Memorial. More than 19,000-square feet in size, the museum houses artifacts, memorabilia, pictures, manuscripts, and more pertaining to Rogers’ life, with a theater to show Rogers movies and documentaries.

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Fashionable, Trendy and Community Champion: District on Main

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2021

The District on Main in Claremore features a stylish selection of fashionable clothing and accessory brands, handbags and home goods – with a very interesting beginning. This fabulous boutique features over 170 of the most coveted brands including Gorjana, Kendra Scott, Brighton, Dear John, Sanctuary, Tribal, Dylan, Z Supply, Liverpool and Brumate.

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Sailor Antiques: A Must Visit Antique and Collectibles Paradise

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2021

Brenda Reno and Mary White are more than just mother and daughter. Since Feb. 1, 2013, the pair have also been business partners, overseeing the downtown antique store, Sailor Antiques & Collectibles.

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Delicious Juicy Steaks and Entrees at Doe’s Eat Place

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2021

Doe’s Eat Place is downtown Claremore’s go-to destination for a variety of lunch sandwiches, hearty, thick-cut steaks, fresh seafood and other fine-dining quality dishes for lunch or dinner. Restaurant owner and community member Betty Watowich opened the downtown eatery three years ago, and has since watched as the business and her clientele have grown.

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Will Rogers Memorial

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2021

“Life Begins at Forty” was released April 4, 1935, four months before Will Rogers’ death. Three New York newspaper critics gave him good marks. His hometown critics can have their say after a New Year’s Eve showing and party following on Dec. 31 in the Will Rogers Memorial Museum Theatre.

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BUY BROKEN ARROW 2021 Winners to be Announced Wed., Dec. 15, 2021

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2021

The Buy Broken Arrow 2021 campaign ended, yesterday, on Sunday, December 12th. The ticket drawing will take place at 3pm, Wednesday, December 15th at Mattress Firm in Broken Arrow (1552 S Lynn Lane Rd Broken Arrow, OK 74012). There will be three drawings, one for $10,000; $3,000 and $2,000. We will also be drawing ticket numbers for the $250 gift cards to the four small businesses that were drawn for our Small Business giveaway – Santa Fe Cattle Co., Summer’s Market Home Décor, Rustic Chophouse, and CJ’s Wine & Spirits.

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‘Sanitation Santas’ Deliver Holiday Miracles

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2021

Sometimes Santa wears a Cowboy hat. For more than 40 years, City of Broken Arrow Sanitation Manager Bill Cade and the Solid Waste and Recycling Department have delivered Christmas miracles to Broken Arrow children in need.

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Stop Porch Pirates This Holiday Season

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: December 2021

You know it’s that time of the year when packages of all shapes and sizes begin to litter your porch. This year, C + R Research reported that over 230 million US digital buyers would be shopping online, making it a busy time for package theft. With 43 percent of Americans citing themselves as victims of porch piracy, it’s safe to say that being aware is half the battle. The other half is doing something to prevent it.

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Tulsa’s Future supports creation of 4,125 jobs and $421 million of capital investment during 2021

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2021

Tulsa’s Future, the Tulsa Regional Chamber-led regional economic development partnership, supported the creation of 4,125 jobs and $421 million of capital investment in northeast Oklahoma during 2021. Tulsa’s Future is a collaborative economic development partnership that works with the City of Tulsa, Tulsa County, more than 200 private investors, and numerous regional and tribal partners to further economic prosperity in the Tulsa region. Since its inception 16 years ago, Tulsa’s Future has supported the creation of more than 72,000 jobs and more than $4.2 billion in capital investment.

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News from the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club

By: Debra West | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2021

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club is Oklahoma’s oldest, continuous chartered club. Established in the summer of 1899 at Oowala, in the Cooweescoowee District of the Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory, it began as a ‘past-time club’ for Native women returning home in the summers from seminaries and colleges. Today, the club remains active in cultural preservation and community service. Based in Claremore, the membership’s dedication to Cherokee and local history is inspiring and commendable. More than a century since its inception, the women of the Pocahontas Club still gather to preserve Cherokee values.

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Fire Prevention and Safety Wood and gas fireplaces need professional attention this time of year.

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2021

Get ready for cooler temperatures and a cozy home by first getting your chimney and dryer vent cleaned. Debris like birds’ nests and leaves, and creosote could be lingering as potential fire hazards in your chimney. As for your dryer vent, lint doesn’t just accumulate in your lint trap; it can also build up in your dryer vents. As most of us know, this lint is extremely flammable; it is the build-up of this lint that can lead to dryer fires.

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Health Coverage Know-How “I put the needs of my clients first.” - Becky Brown

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2021

Becky Brown is a Field Sales Leader for USHEALTH Advisors. She specializes in innovative life and health coverage solutions for self-employed individuals, families, small business owners and their employees. “The health coverage plans we offer are quite unique. Instead of presenting our clients with a selection of hard and fast plans and asking them to select the one which best fits their needs,” says Becky, “we ask our customers to tell us what they feel they need. We then make recommendations and write a plan which addresses their concerns.

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Claremore Chamber’s Leading Ladies Gala a Rousing Success

By: Ashley May | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2021

The Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the seventh annual Leading Ladies Gala & Awards Ceremony at Rogers State University. The gala honors 10 local women who go above and beyond in their field and for the community. The winners are nominated by their peers, and all nominations are sent out of town for judging.

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Shop Honey Baked Hams Tulsa for the Best Holiday Meal America’s #1 holiday feast can be conveniently ordered online for storefront pick-up!

By: Jeanette Miller | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2021

As you start to make plans for the holiday meals, remember to shop Honey Baked Ham at 61st and Memorial in Tulsa for ham, turkey, and a wide assortment of side dishes along with dessert. Shopping has never been easier! Not only will you find everything you need for a complete meal, Honey Baked Ham makes it easy for you to go online, place your order, and either pick it up in the store or request curbside delivery.

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Dazzling Lighted Holiday Displays for 2021 Two drive-thru Events in Muskogee

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2021

Celebrate the best of family holiday traditions at The Castle of Muskogee! Take a leisurely drive through the Castleton Village, which is filled with thousands of holiday lights and displays.

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‘Tis the Season for Will’s Country Christmas

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2021

Christmas, more than any other time of the year, is a season for homecomings and a time for family traditions. As the Yuletide season approaches, so do holiday traditions and the opportunity for generations young and old to make memories. A seasonal tradition and Rogers County favorite will be returning to Oologah again this year, with the chance to experience the Christmas season as it was during the time of Will Rogers at the Will’s Country Christmas celebration.

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The City of Wagoner: Your Christmas Destination

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

Lights, lights and more lights! Wagoner is the best kept secret for holiday fun and family traditions. The City of Wagoner, Wagoner Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Wagoner and the Ft. Gibson Lake Association are partnering to bring the best of the holiday season to visitors and residents.

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Christmas Shines in Claremore There is something very special about the Christmas spirit in 2021.

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2021

Christmastime comes early and stays late this year in the city of Claremore. Let your heart warm to the Christmas spirit and veritable host of fun meaningful activities for every member of the family. Behind the scenes, Santa’s elves – notably Tanya Andrews with Visit Claremore, Layla Freeman and Nancy Phelps with Light of Hope, and an army of staff and volunteers have been making their lists and checking them twice to ensure months of fun, safe Christmas activities for the Claremore community and its holiday guests.

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Tulsa Herb Society 'Carols & Crumpets'

By: Sue Stees | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2021

What will you be doing the first Saturday this December? The much-loved Carols and Crumpets will be held Saturday Dec. 4, 2021, after last year’s pause. The Tulsa Herb Society’s herbal craft fair is from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center 2435 South Peoria Ave. Admission is free.

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Front Porch Bakery: Baking the World a Better Place

By: Tom Fink | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2021

Front Porch Bakery is an Amish-style bakery with a smokehouse that prepares food from the heart, and few seasons have more heart than Thanksgiving and Christmas. With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to start making plans for your company and family gatherings, and what better way to simplify the occasion than to have the culinary professionals at Front Porch Bakery to deliver the goods to your front porch.

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A Christmas Peace

By: Jim Grisham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

Christmas Dinner Theater is a 30-year tradition at South Tulsa Baptist Church. Guests enter the Commons to the sounds of lovely Christmas music performed by the Adult Handbell Choir. They then move into the transformed gym to enjoy an elegant, candlelight dinner in a festive atmosphere followed by a musical the whole family will enjoy.

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Hope Harbor: Changing the World Through Changing the Lives of Families

By: Tom Fink | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2021

By definition, a harbor is a place where vessels may go to find shelter from the rough waters. Nestled in rural northern Claremore, Hope Harbor serves just such a purpose, helping families to find shelter from the sometimes rough waters of life, to heal, and to move forward from trauma or other difficulties.

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Student Writing Contest: Read! Write! Win!

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: November 2021

Readers in Grades 4–12 are invited to write a letter to the author of a favorite book, expressing how the book affected them personally. Cash Prizes will be awarded to the student writers of the top three letters in each level. First place winners will select their school library or public library to receive a cash prize of $1,000! Contest entries will be accepted beginning Oct. 15, 2021. The deadline to submit is Dec. 17, 2021, at 5 p.m.

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Are You Leaving Money on the Table? Experts Reveal Oklahoma’s Real Estate Market at All Time High

By: Value News | Category: Real Estate | Issue: November 2021

Thinking about selling your Oklahoma property? Real estate experts are urging those with property in the Sooner State to sell it now while the market goes through explosive growth which can get you more for your property today.

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Access to Diabetes Care: If Not Now, When?

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

Guthrie Green turns blue to signify the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic. Join us as Mayor Bynum’s City of Tulsa November Diabetes Awareness Proclamation is read by Doug Dodd, Tulsan, Former Chair of the Board of The American Diabetes Association. Show your support by wearing Blue! See you Sunday, November 14, 2021, 5 p.m.

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It’s a Wonderful Life in Broken Arrow

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

It’s a wonderful life in Broken Arrow and we would love for you to join us in kicking off the holiday season! On the evening of Thursday, November 18 the Rose District will come alive with holiday spirit.

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Work In BA Hosting Fall Career Fair

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

Broken Arrow area employers from healthcare, manufacturing, professional services and hospitality sectors are confirmed to attend the Work In BA Career Fair on November 16, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Central on Main Ballroom at 210 N. Main St., Broken Arrow, OK. Employers are hiring for local positions that are available now. Work in BA Career Center is operated by the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation. The center was made possible by contributions and support of the City of Broken Arrow and Tulsa County.

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Veteran Finds Camaraderie at Military History Center

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

Matthew McHaney, 57, served nine years in the Army Airborne Division and made 26 jumps. Originally from Denver, Colo., McHaney had stints in Ft. Campbell, Ky., Ft. Bragg, N.C., Ft. Richardson, Alaska, Ft. Meade, Md., and Ft. Sherman, Panama.

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Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce Launches Young Professionals Program

By: Lori Lewis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

The Broken Arrow Chamber will be launching a Young Professionals Program on November 16, 2021. The launch announcement will be held on November 16, 2021, at 4:00 P.M. at the Broken Arrow Chamber office located at 210 N. Main Street in Broken Arrow.

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ORU Continues Growth with Groundbreaking of New Media Arts Center

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

Oral Roberts University (ORU) broke ground on a new building for the third time in less than 30 days in a ceremony for the new Media Arts Center (MAC). This is the fourth new building for the expanding campus. The MAC will be home to ORU’s theatre, dance, music, and digital media departments. Construction is scheduled to begin in early December and the expected completion date is April 2024.

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Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Elected Officials during Legislative Reception

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

The Broken Arrow Chamber hosted its annual Legislative Reception, Wednesday evening, at the Tulsa Tech Broken Arrow campus. The reception was attended by Chamber members as well as city, state, and federal elected officials.

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Christmas at the Mabee Center: ORU’s Annual Christmas Concert to be Held Friday, Dec. 3

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

Oral Roberts University (ORU) will hold its annual Christmas concert on December 3 at 7 p.m. in the Mabee Center. This year’s theme, “How I Found My Christmas Merry,” will feature popular holiday classics performed by ORU music students and faculty. Entry to the event is free with an unwrapped toy donation for the Tulsa-area Salvation Army.

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Halloween Festival is Your Kind of a Spooky Time! Friday & Saturday Nights in October

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2021

The Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee is just around the corner! Only a short drive from Tulsa or Ft. Smith, the Ghost Hosts of Oklahoma’s 60-acre park, would like you to join them each weekend this fall!

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Oktoberfest 2021 Events, Food and Entertainment Schedule

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2021

Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa is bringing authentic Bavarian food, culture and entertainment to Tulsa’s River West Festival Park for its 42nd year, October 21-24, 2021. Tickets are on sale now at www.tulsaoktoberfest.org.

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Pumpkin Patches, Mazes, Fall Fun Locator 2021

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2021

Fall is finally in the air and the best way to celebrate is by visiting a pumpkin patch and maze. Check each farm's website or social media platforms for their seasonal hours.

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Home Fire Prevention Take steps now to help prevent dangerous home fires.

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2021

Get ready for cooler temperatures and a cozy home by first getting your chimney and dryer vent cleaned. Debris like birds’ nests and leaves, and creosote could be lingering as potential fire hazards in your chimney. As for your dryer vent, lint doesn’t just accumulate in your lint trap; it can also build up in your dryer vents. As most of us know, this lint is extremely flammable; it is the build-up of this lint that can lead to dryer fires.

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Washington Irving Park Festival

By: Curtis Evans | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2021

Family fun for all in Bixby will kick off with the Washington Irving Park Festival! The Bixby Metro Chamber has transitioned this over to the Bixby Optimist Club as the host. The Festival is Saturday, Oct. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Washington Irving Memorial Park and Arboretum.

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National Fiddler Hall of Fame Annual Gala: 2020-2021 Honorees include Shoji Tabuchi, Don Rich, Scott Joss, and Dale Morris

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2021

For centuries, the fiddle has brought people to their feet or to tears, and is a revered and exquisite instrument that pulls on the strings of the heart. Since 2007, The National Fiddler Hall of Fame has sought to recognize and honor the best of those musicians who have embraced and shared its siren song with the world, and for their contributions to the art form. On October 22, 2021, at 7 p.m., they will host their 2020-2021 Gala Induction Concert at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, with optimum CDC precautions in place for a safe and star-studded evening.

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Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Celebrates Annual 'Hats Off to Will Rogers' Ceremony with Legacy Heritage History Tour November 6, 2021

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2021

For more than 120 years, the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club has upheld the values, the culture and the customs of the Cherokee people. Among the club’s traditions are its annual “Hats off to Will” Will Rogers Tribute and Wreath Laying Ceremony, held near Will Rogers’ birthday. This year, however, the group is adding several surprising tours and new activities to the day of remembrance and celebration.

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Cabinet Refinishing for a Lustrous Glow

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2021

Fall is on its way and with the cooler weather coming in; you can finally get to your home renovation list before the holidays, starting with your cabinets. While cabinets’ purpose is functional, they remain a focal point of the home. Whether your cabinets are peeling, greasy or even in bad condition, Gleam Guard Wood Refinishing can remedy your woodwork and make it look like new again using eco-friendly and odorless materials with a 5-year guarantee to top it off!

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Succeed as a Licensed Massage Therapist

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: October 2021

If you’re considering a new career, massage therapy is a solid choice. There are many reasons why a career in massage therapy is appealing. Maybe you are seeking a new professional challenge that will give you financial security in an exciting area. Perhaps helping people is one of your career goals. Maybe you yearn to get out from behind a desk or pursue work that has more personal meaning to you.

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Urologic Specialist Doctor Answers Your Vasectomy Questions

By: Thomas Rickner, M.D., Urology | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2021

Is a vasectomy really painless? What do I do about swelling after the procedure? Is it invasive? Does a vasectomy affect my sex life? What should I do before the procedure? Getting a vasectomy is a safe and simple procedure that provides an effective form of birth control without enormous risks. If you and your partner decide you need a more permanent approach to birth control, there are a number of questions to ask before a vasectomy. After getting all of your questions answered, you and your partner can work together to come to a decision.

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Why Wait for Open Enrollment? Get Health Coverage Now, 24/7

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2021

Becky Brown is a Field Sales Leader for USHEALTH Advisors. She specializes in innovative life and health coverage solutions for self-employed individuals, families, small business owners and their employees. “The health coverage plans we offer are quite unique. Instead of presenting our clients with a selection of hard and fast plans and asking them to select the one which best fits their needs,” says Becky, “we ask our customers to tell us what they feel they need. We then make recommendations and write a plan which addresses their concerns.

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Why is Storytelling Important for Your Business?

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2021

Let us give you the guidance in creating your engaging company story. Helping you quickly and succinctly build your company’s story is what we do.

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LIFE Senior Services Expands Medicare Assistance Program

By: Lauren Zeligson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2021

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period opens Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, and the Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) at LIFE Senior Services is ready. MAP has been modified and expanded in response to COVID-19, offering additional health precautions and more convenient appointment options for Medicare beneficiaries.

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Spotlight Series Returns to Broken Arrow PAC with Incredible Season, 'Back to Business'

By: Kim Vento | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2021

After taking a year off for reasons known to most of the world, the Spotlight Series is “Back To Business” with the 2021-2022 season at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center. The six-show season, presented by the Conventions and Visitors Bureau of Broken Arrow, ARTSOK and AVB Bank, features amazing touring productions, returning favorites and a few new delights.

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We're Back! and we’re switching lanes...

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2021

In light of rising health concerns in Oklahoma, the Tulsa Greek Festival is combining our popular drive-thru model with the exciting entertainment of our traditional festival. Open for two weekends, Sept. 17-18 and 24-25, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.!

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News from the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club

By: Debra West | Category: Rogers County | Issue: September 2021

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club is Oklahoma’s oldest, continuous chartered club. Established in the summer of 1899 at Oowala, in the Cooweescoowee District of the Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory, it began as a ‘past-time club’ for Native women returning home in the summers from seminaries and colleges. Today, the club remains active in cultural preservation and community service.

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Gleam Guard is an Easy, Affordable Kitchen Upgrade Refinish and renew your cabinets and woodwork with little downtime and at much lower cost than replacement.

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2021

Fall is on its way and with the cooler weather coming in; you can finally get to your home renovation list before the holidays, starting with your cabinets. While cabinets’ purpose is functional, they remain a focal point of the home. Whether your cabinets are peeling, greasy or even in bad condition, Gleam Guard Wood Refinishing can remedy your woodwork and make it look like new again using eco-friendly and odorless materials with a 5-year guarantee to top it off! They are an A+ Rated BBB Accredited company and offer reasonably priced and highly effective solutions for restoring and refinishing your cabinetry and woodwork.

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#1 Local Knowledge and Expertise Realtor Tonya Jarvis, An Oklahoma Top Agent

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Real Estate | Issue: September 2021

It is said that home is where the heart is, but finding the house of your dreams, and following through the stressful process of buying, takes working with a real estate agent that genuinely has the heart for it. Tonya Jarvis isn’t just in the real estate industry, she’s in the business of building friendships.

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A+ Rated Concrete Contractor Meet Kalan Paul, Driveway Specialist, LCI Concrete

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2021

Home improvement is currently trending, and honestly, never goes out of style. However, for obvious reasons, more and more people are increasing their investment of time and money into their sanctuaries, whether for updates, replacements or additions. The first impression of any home is the driveway that leads to the house itself. Add that to the top of the list when making your next improvement investment.

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Kitchen Cabinet Design and Layout Kitchen cabinets are the foundation of your kitchen design. Premium Cabinets offers expert layout, design and installation.

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2021

Home is where the heart is, and the kitchen is the heart of the home. Just as food nurtures the mind, body and soul…the kitchen is the place where meals are prepared with love, on-the-go and for snack time. People gather there during parties and gatherings for conversation, taste tests and memory-making. For all these reasons your kitchen cabinets are one of the most important choices when renovating. Your cabinetry should provide the perfect balance of function, style and inspiration.

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How to Turn Your Passion into a Profession Look for the most advanced programs at Intune, Best New School of Massage

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: September 2021

If you’re considering a new career, massage therapy is a solid choice. There are many reasons why a career in massage therapy is appealing. Maybe you are seeking a new professional challenge that will give you financial security in an exciting area. Perhaps helping people is one of your career goals. Maybe you yearn to get out from behind a desk or pursue work that has more personal meaning to you. But if you’re still asking, “Is massage therapy a good career for me?” then let’s explore what makes massage therapy an appealing career for so many people.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Vasectomy

By: Thomas Rickner, M.D., Urology | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2021

Is a vasectomy really painless? What do I do about swelling after the procedure? Is it invasive? Does a vasectomy affect my sex life? What should I do before the procedure? Getting a vasectomy is a safe and simple procedure that provides an effective form of birth control without enormous risks. If you and your partner decide you need a more permanent approach to birth control, there are a number of questions to ask before a vasectomy. After getting all of your questions answered, you and your partner can work together to come to a decision.

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Sizzlin' September Entertainment

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2021

The 41st Bluegrass & Chili Festival is set for Sept. 10 and 11 in historic downtown Wagoner. The weekend festivities will include three stages of FREE “pepper hot” concerts by national and regional artists. Headliners scheduled to appear include a host of award winners and festival fan favorites Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Balsam Range, Kenny & Amanda Smith Band, The Edgar Loudermilk Band, The Grascals and brand-new acoustic country/bluegrass act Caleb Daughtery. A fine menu of sizzling entertainment is planned for the weekend.

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Health Plans for the Way You Roll Becky Brown specializes in affordable health coverage choices.

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2021

Becky Brown is a Field Sales Leader for USHEALTH Advisors. She specializes in innovative life and health coverage solutions for self-employed individuals, families, small business owners and their employees. “The health coverage plans we offer are quite unique. Instead of presenting our clients with a selection of hard and fast plans and asking them to select the one which best fits their needs,” says Becky, “we ask our customers to tell us what they feel they need. We then make recommendations and write a plan which addresses their concerns.

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Jenks First Annual Main Street Bash and Car Show

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2021

The Jenks Chamber of Commerce and Tulsa Chevy Classics Car Club are kicking off the first annual Main Street Bash Festival and Car Show Saturday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in downtown Jenks. Classic cars, food trucks, kid zone, vendors, and downtown shopping highlight the days’ activities. Jenks Main Street will be closed from First to Fifth Streets during event hours. It promises to be a fun day for all ages.

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Hope Harbor’s Partners Provide Healing for Families Impacted by Trauma

By: Stephanie Steward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2021

September marks the first signs of Fall and at Hope Harbor, the last Saturday in September is always extra special because for the 20+ years, it has been the date of Hope Harbor’s Annual Open House and Fish Fry. This event is to show our partners how much we love and appreciate them and all they do to heal children and families impacted by trauma.

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Leading Ladies Gala Returns to Claremore Oct. 6

By: Ashley May | Category: Rogers County | Issue: September 2021

The Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the annual Leading Ladies Gala Wednesday, Oct. 6, on the campus of Rogers State University. Presented by Hillcrest Hospital Claremore, this year’s theme is Heart Health. Guest speakers will entertain the audience with both professional and personal advice.

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107th Rogers County Fair Returns to Claremore

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: September 2021

No matter what else has been going on in the world, the Rogers County Fair has brought people from near and far to Claremore to enjoy the experiences of a traditional county fair for more than 100 years. This year proves no exception, as the fair board, organizers and planners are working together to bring the traditional fair back to Rogers County this September.

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City of Tulsa Proclaimed August 24th as Hospitality House of Tulsa Day

By: Toni Moore | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2021

Hospitality House of Tulsa, a local nonprofit ministry that serves patient families from all Tulsa hospitals, celebrated their 15th year of service in the Tulsa community. To help celebrate this significant milestone, Mayor G.T. Bynum has officially proclaimed Aug. 24, 2021 as “Hospitality House of Tulsa Day”.

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Broken Arrow News Notes Recap

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2021

Broken Arrow news that you may have missed.

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A Return to Wine and Roses

By: Stephani Freeman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2021

A Return to Wine and Roses, the Tulsa Garden Center’s long-standing garden party gala event, has been scheduled for Friday evening, Sept. 24 at the ever-gorgeous Linnaeus Teaching Garden in Woodward Park. All proceeds from this fundraising event benefit educational programs and beautification for Tulsa’s favorite midtown oasis.

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Why is Storytelling Important for Your Business?

By: Value News | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2021

Let us give you the guidance in creating your engaging company story. Helping you quickly and succinctly build your company’s story is what we do.

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2021 Woodcarving and Arts Festival in the Broken Arrow Rose District

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2021

For over 40 years, the Eastern Oklahoma Woodcarvers Association has worked to keep a part of our cultural history alive with their annual Woodcarving and Arts Festival. In 2021, the event will take place September 10-11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Park Community Center at 1500 S. Main in Broken Arrow. Invited arts include woodcarving and wood turning, gourds, mosaics, jewelry, blacksmithing, quilting, ceramics, beading, leather working, basketmaking, painting and much more! Approximately 70 vendors are expected to be in attendance. Admission is free.

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Eco-Friendly Cabinet Refinishing Gleam Guard Restores and Refinishes Cabinets and Woodwork

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2021

Fall is on its way and with the cooler weather coming in; you can finally get to your home renovation list before the holidays, starting with your cabinets. While cabinets’ purpose is functional, they remain a focal point of the home. Whether your cabinets are in extremely rough shape, have only a few smudges or are covered in thick grease from years of cooking, Gleam Guard Wood Refinishing is the eco-friendly quick, clean and odor-free choice.

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News from AVB Bank AVB Bank Announces Two New Vice Presidents

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2021

AVB Bank Board of Directors recently promoted Donna Malaguti to serve as Vice President, Branch Manager and Consumer Lender. Malaguti joined the bank in 2015 and has served the past six years as Assistant Vice President, Tulsa Mingo (9800 E. 51st St., Tulsa) Branch Manager.

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Jersey Mike's are Deliciously Generous What makes Jersey Mike’s deli-ishious food even better? Their generous spirit to help local charities.

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Restaurants | Issue: August 2021

From the moment you step foot into a Jersey Mike’s Sub shop, you know you’re in for a great sandwich. The heavenly aroma of fresh bread and meats, some recent baking, and maybe a hint of bacon lingers in the air, and your mouth begins to water. It’s really hard to choose from their delectable menu when everything looks SO good, but alas, you must decide on one (or two!), with the knowledge that there is always tomorrow.

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What You Need to Know About Concrete Driveways: Higher Standards, Set in Concrete

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2021

Home improvement is currently trending, and honestly, never goes out of style. However, for obvious reasons, more and more people are increasing their investment of time and money into their sanctuaries, whether for updates, replacements or additions. The first impression of any home is the driveway that leads to the house itself. Add that to the top of the list when making your next improvement investment.

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What You Need to Know About Kitchen Cabinets, Design & Layout It pays to remember Premium Cabinets of Tulsa during your kitchen remodeling process.

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2021

Home is where the heart is, and the kitchen is the heart of the home. Just as food nurtures the mind, body and soul…the kitchen is the place where meals are prepared with love, on-the-go and for snack time. People gather there during parties and gatherings for conversation, taste tests and memory-making. For all these reasons your kitchen cabinets are one of the most important choices when renovating. Your cabinetry should provide the perfect balance of function, style and inspiration.

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Meet Tonya Jarvis, a Top Seller in Real Estate

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Real Estate | Issue: August 2021

Tonya Jarvis isn’t just in the real estate industry, she’s in the business of building friendships. Since 2016, she has strived to provide her clients with a higher level of service as an award-winning, RE/MAX REALTOR that truly cares about the needs and wishes of those she serves. It is her commitment to her own family and values that compels her and also separates her from others in her field.

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Annie Rose Duncan Crowned Broken Arrow's Miss Rooster Days 2021!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2021

The annual Broken Arrow Rooster Days Festival is one of the oldest celebrations in the state, and one of its proudest traditions is the Miss Rooster Days pageant. It’s a timeless event that empowers young women in the community, while embracing the spirit of the city. On May 17 of this year, Annie Rose Duncan was crowned Miss Rooster Days 2021! She is a bright and shining ambassador and voice for the youth of the city.

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Wings, Wheels and Wishes Cruising for a Cause!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2021

Looking for some uplifting fun for the whole family? The annual Wings, Wheels and Wishes fly-in and car show is an inspiring event that everyone will enjoy. In its fifth year, the fundraiser for Make A Wish Foundation will be on Aug. 21, in Collinsville, at Airman Acres, 12600 N. 73rd E. Ave., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy fly-ins, a car show, food vendors, a kid zone, ice cream, sno-cones, a live DJ, raffle, silent auction and more, all free to the public!  

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Submit Entries, Compete, Perform, or Sell How to take part in the food, music and fun at the Blue Grass & Chili Festival.

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2021

The 41st annual Bluegrass & Chili Festival is set for Sept. 10 and 11 in historic downtown Wagoner. The weekend festivities will include multiple stages of FREE “pepper hot” concerts by national and regional artists. In addition to the free concerts, other musical entertainment highlights include: The “Junior Showcase” this showcase is designed to give talented youth 21 and under stage exposure and experience in a noncompetitive showcase. An acoustic guitar will be awarded by a drawing of all the participants. Don’t miss the opportunity to see some fancy dancing’ as dance groups “kick up their heels” during the festivities.

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Elevated Amusement at the Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: August 2021

On Saturday morning, Aug. 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the annual Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In will take place at Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oolagah. Admission is free for this fun-for-the-whole family event, with something for everyone to enjoy! One of the largest fly-ins in Oklahoma, visitors will witness the thrill of aviation with approximately 100 airplanes coming in for landing, up close viewing of the aircraft, and a chance to talk to the pilots. Food trucks, a kid zone with inflatables, and games, a vendor market, Cherokee Storytelling, a car show, and more will make for an amazing day, honoring Will and Wiley, who tragically perished in Alaska, in a plane crash, Aug. 15, 1935.

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Voyage Broken Arrow Raising Funds for Public Exhibit The exhibit is a scale model walkway of the solar system.

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2021

Watch for it!!! Voyage, a $50,000 scale model walkway through the solar system, is coming to a town near you! Yes, the same Voyage Solar System Exhibit that is on the National Mall that starts right outside of Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum.

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Broken Arrow Hires New Communications, Media Relations Manager Aaron McColloch Started July 19

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2021

The City of Broken Arrow has announced the hiring of Aaron McColloch as its new Communications and Media Relations Manager. “The Communications and Media Relations Manager is the primary spokesperson for the City of Broken Arrow while managing the City’s Communications Divisions, which includes the City’s website, social media channels, newsletters, press events, media relations and Cox Cable Channel 24” said City Manager Michael Spurgeon.

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Massage Therapist School Opens in Claremore

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: August 2021

If you’re considering a new career, massage therapy is a solid choice. There are many reasons why a career in massage therapy is appealing. Maybe you are seeking a new professional challenge that will give you financial security in an exciting area. Perhaps helping people is one of your career goals. Maybe you yearn to get out from behind a desk or pursue work that has more personal meaning to you.

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Vasectomy Questions and Answers Concerns, Side Effects and Expectations

By: Thomas Rickner, M.D., Urology | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2021

Is a vasectomy really painless? What do I do about swelling after the procedure? Is it invasive? Does a vasectomy affect my sex life? What should I do before the procedure? Getting a vasectomy is a safe and simple procedure that provides an effective form of birth control without enormous risks. If you and your partner decide you need a more permanent approach to birth control, there are a number of questions to ask before a vasectomy. After getting all of your questions answered, you and your partner can work together to come to a decision.

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90th Annual Rooster Days Celebration Set for September 2, 2021

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2021

There’s no place like home, and in Broken Arrow, that sentiment is at the root of one of the state’s oldest and greatest festivals! Rooster Days is coming, and it’s something to crow about! The 90th year of this annual celebration kicks of Sept. 2, at 5 p.m., with all of the favorite elements visitors have come to love and expect, but with so much more! Live entertainment, carnival, rides, food, and a vendor market are always just part of the fun!

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Broken Arrow Announces New Departments, Directors General Services Director Retires After 32 Years

By: Jennifer Swezey | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2021

The City of Broken Arrow is pleased to announce the selection of two new directors that will take over responsibilities of the City’s solid waste and maintenance services operations, respectively, which were previously managed under one department called General Services. Jerry Schuber will lead Solid Waste and Recycling, and Ryan Baze will lead Maintenance Services.

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Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair Tuesday, July 13, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Exchange Center at Expo Square

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2021

The Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair is back for 2021 and scheduled for Tuesday, July 13, at the Exchange Center at Expo Square. LIFE Senior Services is hosting the event which is designed specifically for adults 55+. This year promises to be another great event with lots of opportunities, information and fun for attendees.

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Sign-Up for Festivals in Broken Arrow Oct. 1-3, 2021: “Chalk It Up!”, BA Rose Festival, Rose Kites Over BA!

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2021

The City of Broken Arrow invites you to the 9th annual “Chalk It Up!” An Art Festival and the 7th annual Broken Arrow Rose Festival. ArtsOK, the Regional Arts Alliance of Broken Arrow’s “Chalk It Up”, an Art Festival and Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful’s Rose Festival, presented by Walmart, is a celebration of our city’s love of the arts and roses.

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A Real Friend in Real Estate

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Real Estate | Issue: July 2021

It is said that home is where the heart is, but finding the house of your dreams, and following through the stressful process of buying, takes working with a real estate agent that genuinely has the heart for it. Tonya Jarvis isn't just in the real estate industry, she's in the business of building friendships. Since 2016, she has strived to provide her clients with a higher level of service as an award-winning, ReMax Realtor, that truly cares about the needs and wishes of those she serves. It is her commitment to her own family and values that compels her, and also separates her from others in her field.

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It's a Chill-abration! Broken Arrow’s Annual Taste of Summer Ice Cream Festival!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2021

Summertime in Broken Arrow is truly sweet, and especially when one can spend a day eating endless amounts of ice cream while making lifelong memories with family and friends. It’s time for the Annual Taste of Summer Ice Cream Festival! This refreshing event will take place at The Central Park Community Center, on July 24, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Guests can expect all of the usual favorites, including all-you-can-eat ice cream, fantastic local live entertainment, activities for the kids, food trucks, cooling stations, vendors and new this year, a Get Active Zone, sponsored by Camp Gladiator!

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Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society's Annual Rock, Mineral, Gem and Jewelry Show to be a Rockin' Good Time!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2021

There is something quite magical about the natural treasures that one can find scattered about the earth, if they know what they are looking for. For the Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society, it’s a passion they want to share with everyone. On the weekend of July 17-18, the society will host its annual Rock, Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show at the Exchange Center, Tulsa County Fairgrounds, to share their passion with everyone. Saturday the show will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show is open to the public, and will amaze and inspire visitors with gems, beads, fossils, jewelry, crystals and much more!

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Who Makes the Best Cabinets for the Money? It pays to remember Premium Cabinets of Tulsa during your kitchen remodeling process.

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2021

Home is where the heart is, and the kitchen is the heart of the home. Just as food nurtures the mind, body and soul…the kitchen is the place where meals are prepared with love, on-the-go and for snack time. Cabinetry is one of the most valuable improvements that can be strategically designed in this special space, for functionality, style, inspiration. Established in 2004, Premium Cabinets of Tulsa has built a strong reputation for providing their customers with the highest quality in semi-custom cabinetry while maintaining affordability. They specialize in new, superior class replacement cabinetry for kitchens and bathrooms, and work with their clients on design for optimal functionality and inspired aesthetics, as a family-owned and operated business.

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Self-Confidence Boosters BA Med Spa’s “Christmas in July” event offers insights and deals for men and women wanting to improve their skin and body confidence.

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2021

Feeling festive isn’t just for the holidays at BA Med Spa! ‘Tis the season for summer savings during the 11th annual Christmas in July! BA Med Spa, located in Broken Arrow, at 510 N. Elm Pl., has been helping their clients feel their best since 2009.  The Christmas season is all about giving, and this spectacular sales event centers around the gift of deeply discounted services they offer, as a huge gift to their current and prospective clients, with a chance for many to save a great deal of money on the services they provide.

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Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation Welcomes New Manager, Vincent Snelling

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2021

The Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation welcomes Vincent Snelling to the organization. Vincent will assume the role as Economic Development Manager and be responsible for marketing, research and small business development, as well as economic development projects.

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AVB Bank Announces Two New Vice Presidents

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2021

AVB Bank Board of Directors recently promoted Donna Malaguti to serve as Vice President, Branch Manager and Consumer Lender. AVB Bank is pleased to welcome Cady Eakin as Vice President and Credit Analyst III.

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Concrete Driveways: What You Should Know About Replacing Your Concrete Driveway

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2021

Home improvement is currently trending, and honestly, never goes out of style. However, for obvious reasons, more and more people are increasing their investment of time and money into their sanctuaries, whether for updates, replacements or additions. The first impression of any home is the driveway that leads to the house itself. Add that to the top of the list when making your next improvement investment. If your driveway is cracked, chipped, stained, or generally in need of renewal, LCI Concrete is your solution.

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Great Food, Great Generosity What makes Jersey Mike’s deli-ishious food even better? Their generous spirit to help local charities.

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Restaurants | Issue: July 2021

From the moment you step foot into a Jersey Mike’s Sub shop, you know you’re in for a great sandwich. The heavenly aroma of fresh bread and meats, some recent baking, and maybe a hint of bacon lingers in the air, and your mouth begins to water. It’s really hard to choose from their delectable menu when everything looks SO good, but alas, you must decide on one (or two!), with the knowledge that there is always tomorrow.

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Photography Basics

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2021

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is true that picture better be a doozie, and quality photography doesn’t usually come without some seasoned skill. Most rookie shutterbugs fall in love with their own pictures and brag how they captured the most stunning expression on their subject’s face, but they are blind to the fact there is a flagpole in the background that looks like it is protruding out of their subject’s head. Many novices think they have captured the best landscape photo with brilliantly colored field flowers with snowcapped mountains framing the shot, but they didn’t notice that there is an overflowing trash can in the foreground that could have easily been framed out if they had just slowed down and did a check of each element within the frame.

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Auto Tech for Teens Bob Moore Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram of Tulsa’s service department invites you to schedule your free car maintenance training session.

By: Value News | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2021

When was the last time you checked your tire pressure or changed a tire? Checked your own fluid levels and oil? Learning a few simple skills can help you avoid a roadside bind.

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Dr. James Webb Specializes in Helping Complex Back Pain

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2021

Osteoporosis can be as deadly as heart disease. In the 1980s, the disease was naturally considered a normal process of aging. As medicine evolved, it became evident that Osteoporosis was connected to fractures. Today, medicine shows that not everyone with Osteoporosis has low bone density and people can have ‘fragility fractures’ as a result of the disease’s progression.

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A Harvest of Tradition at Bixby's Green Corn Festival!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2021

There are some summer memories that are so sweet that all of the senses are stirred when we recollect them. For generations, The Bixby Green Corn Festival has been serving up more than food and fun, but a timeless tradition that will always be remembered. In its 46th year, the festival will be held, as always, on the fourth Thursday, Friday and Saturday of June. From June 24 through June 26, this year, visitors will enjoy more than a dozen carnival rides, food trucks, live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, and of course, fresh, roasted corn on the cob.

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Be a Hero at the Tee with The Demand Project

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Special Interest | Issue: June 2021

On June 28, they will host their annual golf tournament at the world-renowned Golf Club of Oklahoma, where participants will "Drive Out Human Trafficking." The tourney will begin at 8:30 a.m., with an awards ceremony at 2 p.m. A hole-in-one prize will be an opportunity to drive away in a new car, sponsored by Mark Allen Chevrolet. Mathis Brothers Furniture will be sponsoring numerous contest holes, including Closet to Pin and Longest Drive. Food and beverages will be served. Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available, and individuals and teams can register for 18 holes of play for a spectacular day of golf. New to this year's event, a women's affair will take place simultaneously during the games. From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., ladies may enjoy "High Tee," an elegant brunch, speakers, and some sophisticated shopping with vendors.

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Dr. James Webb Specializes in Helping Complex Back Pain

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2021

Osteoporosis can be as deadly as heart disease. In the 1980s, the disease was naturally considered a normal process of aging. As medicine evolved, it became evident that Osteoporosis was connected to fractures. Today, medicine shows that not everyone with Osteoporosis has low bone density and people can have ‘fragility fractures’ as a result of the disease’s progression.

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Wanted: Dead or Alive Catoosa Historical Museum to Host Outlaw Exhibit

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: June 2021

Oklahoman’s are no strangers to outlaw history, with legends and tales of a bygone era romanticized in story and song. The Catoosa Historical Society and Museum is excited to share WANTED: Dead or Alive – Oklahoma’s Legendary Outlaws, an exhibit of the state’s most infamous criminals from before Statehood, through the late 1950s.

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The Charismatic Characters of Claremore

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: June 2021

There is no denying that the beautiful city of Claremore has a rich and vibrant history, with some notable figures garnering fantastic accomplishments. Some of their citizens have made impacts that have been felt around the world. It might have one asking, “Is there something in the water?” The Claremore Museum of History, located at 121 N. Weenonah Ave., is filled with information on these intriguing characters, as well as the fascinating facts on the foundation of this city to today. Admission is free, and visitors will find an immersive experience, with stellar storytelling and vivid imagery.

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Tulsa’s “Guaranteed Lowest Price” Home Improvement Center I Can Do That! A DIY Dream at Home Outlet of Tulsa

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2021

A new and exciting way to shop for your next home remodel will have you saying, "I can do that!" Home Outlet of Tulsa welcomes you to experience their unmatched quality, value, selection, and service for your next home project! Home Outlet, located at 7030 S. Memorial Drive, is an employee-owned and operated building supply retailer that offers the guaranteed lowest prices on quality kitchen, bath, and flooring remodel for DIY products. Customers will find an extensive array of products to fit any budget, project and style. A Lowest Price Guarantee makes it even easier to have the kitchen or bath of your dreams.

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Great Food, Great Generosity What makes Jersey Mike’s deli-ishious food even better? Their generous spirit to help local charities.

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Restaurants | Issue: June 2021

There's a reason they're so vastly popular all over the country. They're famous for using only the freshest ingredients, with meats sliced to order right in front of you when you place your order, and flavorful, freshly baked bread. "It's not just about selling a great sandwich at a fair price. It's about helping people," said Area Director for Oklahoma, Charlie Brown. "Our mission nationally is to make a difference in someone's life." As part of Jersey Mike's tradition and culture of giving, they contribute to multiple charities throughout the year and participate every March in Jersey Mike's Month of Giving, a nationwide effort to give back to local communities.

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AVB Promotes Adam Doubek to Internal Control Officer

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2021

AVB Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Adam Doubek. Doubek will be transitioning to the position of Internal Control Officer. He will serve as the bank’s Enterprise Risk Management Program Manager that includes implementation and oversight responsibility.

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AVB Bank Announces New Director of Human Resources

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2021

AVB Bank proudly announces the hiring of Candice Fuqua, who will serve as the Bank’s Director of Human Resources (HR). Fuqua will be responsible for planning and managing human resource programs and strategies for the bank, including recruiting and retention, employee relations and engagement, and day-to-day procedures. In addition, she will manage all aspects of benefit and payroll administration and employment compliance with federal programs, policies and regulations.

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Auto Tech for Teens Bob Moore Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram of Tulsa’s service department invites you to schedule your free car maintenance training session.

By: Value News | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2021

When was the last time you checked your tire pressure or changed a tire? Checked your own fluid levels and oil? Learning a few simple skills can help you avoid a roadside bind. Cliff Koger, Service & Parts Director at Bob Moore CDJR of Tulsa, invites teens and/or parents to their free one-on-one basic auto care skills program.

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Spring Cleaning! Great Ways to Keep Your Home Safe and Smelling Great

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2021

Winter has finally faded away and spring colors are in bloom. While it might look restorative outside your home, your chimney and dryer vents may still be dealing with a gloomy, cold weather hangover. A good spring cleaning is an opportunity to refresh your home and enable you to enjoy all the benefits of Oklahoma’s seasonal change. Here are a few reasons why spring cleaning is important

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2021 Fireworks Shows & Events A Guide to the Greatest Fireworks Shows and Celebrations in NE Oklahoma!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2021

Coming this summer, skies across Green Country will be aglow with Fourth of July fireworks displays of all sizes, and some will have extra festivities to enjoy! This year’s celebrations are sure to be epic, so now is the time to plan which events you will experience with family and friends.

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Photography Basics

By: Chris Putman | Category: Photography | Issue: June 2021

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is true that picture better be a doozie, and quality photography doesn’t usually come without some seasoned skill. Most rookie shutterbugs fall in love with their own pictures and brag how they captured the most stunning expression on their subject’s face, but they are blind to the fact there is a flagpole in the background that looks like it is protruding out of their subject’s head. Many novices think they have captured the best landscape photo with brilliantly colored field flowers with snowcapped mountains framing the shot, but they didn’t notice that there is an overflowing trash can in the foreground that could have easily been framed out if they had just slowed down and did a check of each element within the frame.

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Eastern Oklahoma's Largest Fireworks Retailer Committed to You, Family and Summer Tradition

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: June 2021

The Castle of Muskogee is Oklahoma’s only 37,000 square foot Fireworks Retail Showroom! Our air-conditioned showroom nestled inside of an enormous Castle is packed to the rafters with an array of pyrotechnics. The Castle is a one-of-a-kind experience, committed to making sure you find exactly what your family needs to celebrate this Independence Day.

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25th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival Six Weekends of Merriment!

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2021

The Castle invites one and all to join the festivities of the 25th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival! Travel back to 1569 England to experience the Royal Quest for knighthood, a full-contact Jousting Tournament, Birds of Prey exhibitions, traveling Acrobats and musicians!

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Eco-Friendly Car Wash Offers a Higher Level of Clean

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2021

There is something so completely satisfying about a trip to the car wash on a pretty day. For the absolute best clean in Claremore, West Side Car Wash hits the spot. The facility, located at 122 N. Davis Ave. has been the highest quality wash in town since August 2019. People from surrounding cities drive to take advantage of their automatic and self-serve wash bays.

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The Heart of Mexico

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2021

Last month I made my third visit to Mexico this year, in my attempt to learn all I could about the Mexican food culture, and the ingredients that make Mexican cuisine so unique. I never dreamed I would meet so many interesting people who were eager to share their recipes and stories! Last month I traveled to Mexico City where I met my chef friend Alondra, who had lived in Mexico City for 12 years, and was excited to show me her city. Along the way, she introduced me to other chefs and friends who were happy to join us in our quest for the best experience in Mexico City, and we managed to fill six days with more food and adventures than most people can do in two weeks!

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Great News About Mother's Day Feel good gift ideas just in time for Mother’s Day!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2021

On Mother’s Day, many of us struggle to find meaningful ways to show a mom, or a wife, our gratitude and love, because it’s challenging to reciprocate for all they do for us! There’s no better way to show how much you truly appreciate her than to ensure your gift helps her to feel her absolute best.

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Will Rogers Stampede Celebrating 75 Years!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2021

Yeehaw, Y’all! Dust off your boots and grab your hats, because the Will Rogers Stampede is back and bigger than ever, on Memorial Day weekend 2021, celebrating their 75th anniversary!

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Great Food, Great Generosity What makes Jersey Mike’s deli-ishious food even better? Their generous spirit to help local charities.

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2021

From the moment you step foot into a Jersey Mike’s Sub shop, you know you’re in for a great sandwich. The heavenly aroma of fresh bread and meats, some recent baking, and maybe a hint of bacon lingers in the air, and your mouth begins to water. It’s really hard to choose from their delectable menu when everything looks SO good, but alas, you must decide on one (or two!), with the knowledge that there is always tomorrow.

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Broken Arrow Announces New Departments, Directors General Services Director Retires After 32 Years

By: Jennifer Swezey | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2021

The City of Broken Arrow is pleased to announce the selection of two new directors that will take over responsibilities of the City’s solid waste and maintenance services operations, respectively, which were previously managed under one department called General Services. Jerry Schuber will lead Solid Waste and Recycling, and Ryan Baze will lead Maintenance Services.

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New Mayor, Vice Mayor Elected in Broken Arrow Mayor Wimpee and Vice Mayor Gillespie Begin Two-Year Term

By: Jennifer Swezey | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2021

Following the swearing-in ceremony for incumbent City Councilor Debra Wimpee (Ward 1) and newly elected City Councilor Lisa Ford (Ward 2), the Broken Arrow City Council voted to elect Debra Wimpee as Mayor and Christi Gillespie as Vice Mayor at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 20. Wimpee and Gillespie will each serve a two-year term in those roles.

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2021 Grand Lake Summer Festival Season Starts in June

By: Kathleen Pixley | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2021

Grand Lake Festivals, Inc. and the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce again partner for a great kick-off to a safe and festive 2021 summer festival series. The American Heritage Music Festival and Grand Lake National Fiddle Contest will be held June 10, 11 and 12, joining the Chamber for the Toes in the Grand weekend at Wolf Creek Park in Grove, OK.

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Wild West Kids Camp Reservations Due

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2021

Will’s Wild West Kids Camp will take on a new format this year with three days of activities at the Will Rogers Memorial June 21-23. Hands-on projects will help children, ages 5-12, how to relate life on the western frontier in the time of Will Rogers, born in 1879.

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Pet Food Drive and Adoption Event At Claremore's Dave's RV

By: Value News | Category: Pets | Issue: May 2021

Dave's RV in Claremore is hosting a Pet Adoption and Pet Food Drive! Dave's RV will be collecting bags of dog and cat food the entire month of May 2021. The bags must be new and unopened. Everyone that brings in a 30 lb. bag or more of dog or cat food will receive their choice of $500 off the purchase of an RV, or 15 percent off parts.

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May is National Osteoporosis Month: Dr. James R. Webb Offers Free Bone Density Scans

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2021

Osteoporosis can be as deadly as heart disease. In the 1980s, the disease was naturally considered a normal process of aging. As medicine evolved, it became evident that Osteoporosis was connected to fractures. Today, medicine shows that not everyone with Osteoporosis has low bone density and people can have ‘fragility fractures’ as a result of the disease’s progression.

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AVB Promotes Adam Doubek to Internal Control Officer

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2021

AVB Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Adam Doubek. Doubek will be transitioning to the position of Internal Control Officer. He will serve as the bank’s Enterprise Risk Management Program Manager that includes implementation and oversight responsibility. Along with performing all branch audit functions, preparing tracking reports for management response and resolution to report findings and recommendations for internal and external audits and regulatory exams.

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AVB Bank Announces New Director of Human Resources

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2021

AVB Bank proudly announces the hiring of Candice Fuqua, who will serve as the Bank’s Director of Human Resources (HR). Fuqua will be responsible for planning and managing human resource programs and strategies for the bank, including recruiting and retention, employee relations and engagement, and day-to-day procedures.

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Tulsa’s “Guaranteed Lowest Price” Home Improvement Center I Can Do That! A DIY Dream at Home Outlet of Tulsa

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2021

A new and exciting way to shop for your next home remodel will have you saying, “I can do that!” Home Outlet of Tulsa welcomes you to experience their unmatched quality, value, selection, and service for your next home project!

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Spring Cleaning! Great Ways to Keep Your Home Safe and Smelling Great

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2021

Winter has finally faded away and spring colors are in bloom. While it might look restorative outside your home, your chimney and dryer vents may still be dealing with a gloomy, cold weather hangover. A good spring cleaning is an opportunity to refresh your home and enable you to enjoy all the benefits of Oklahoma’s seasonal change.

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Unusual Pet Companions

By: Chris Putman | Category: Pets | Issue: April 2021

While the typical cat or dog remains the No. 1 and two picks respectively for pet ownership, some people prefer to think outside of the litter box when choosing their household companion. Among some of the most popular pets are fish, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs or birds.

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Photography Basics

By: Chris Putman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2021

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is true that picture better be a doozie, and quality photography doesn’t usually come without some seasoned skill. Most rookie shutterbugs fall in love with their own pictures and brag how they captured the most stunning expression on their subject’s face, but they are blind to the fact there is a flagpole in the background that looks like it is protruding out of their subject’s head. Many novices think they have captured the best landscape photo with brilliantly colored field flowers with snowcapped mountains framing the shot, but they didn’t notice that there is an overflowing trash can in the foreground that could have easily been framed out if they had just slowed down and did a check of each element within the frame.

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Déjà Vu 70th Annual Garden Tour, May 1, 2021

By: Brenda Michael-Haggard | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2021

Tulsa Garden Club’s 70th Annual Garden Tour, Déjà Vu, showcases homeowner-inspired and professionally-designed landscape, hardscape, lightscape and water elements of four private mid-town Tulsa gardens. Tour Chair Cindy Davis notes, “Patrons enjoy an exclusive Déjà Vu Tour launch and recognition reception, Friday evening, April 30.” Charcuteray’s individually-boxed gourmet delights, beverages and entertainment will be stationed in three new private residences dubbed “Georgetown” just off Brookside.

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AVB Promotes Adam Doubek to Internal Control Officer

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2021

AVB Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Adam Doubek. Doubek will be transitioning to the position of Internal Control Officer. He will serve as the bank’s Enterprise Risk Management Program Manager that includes implementation and oversight responsibility.

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AVB Bank Announces New Director of Human Resources

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2021

AVB Bank proudly announces the hiring of Candice Fuqua, who will serve as the Bank’s Director of Human Resources (HR). Fuqua will be responsible for planning and managing human resource programs and strategies for the bank, including recruiting and retention, employee relations and engagement, and day-to-day procedures.

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Real Life Love Story: Zwick Love Story

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2021

Once a teacher, always a teacher. If an individual becomes very skilled in a specific area, some develop a compelling drive to want to pass on that expertise to others. That seems to be the case with one Broken Arrow couple, Charles and Becky Zwick.

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Dream Big at the Spring Home and Outdoor Living Expo!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2021

Hello, Spring! Now is the time to freshen things up at home, and maybe even begin those new projects you’ve been dreaming about! It’s the perfect time for the Home and Outdoor Living Expo! In its sixth year, Tulsa Home Shows expertly brings together hundreds of exhibitors, showcasing the area’s best in home improvement providers, April 23-25.

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Eco-Friendly Car Wash Offers a Higher Level of Clean

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: April 2021

There is something so completely satisfying about a trip to the car wash on a pretty day. For the absolute best clean in Claremore, West Side Car Wash hits the spot. The facility, located at 122 N. Davis Ave., has been the highest quality wash in town since August 2019. People drive great distances to take advantage of their automatic and self-serve clean, and a unique, technologically advanced facility.

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Home of Hope and Rogers County Training Center Hosts 36th Annual Golf Classic

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2021

On May 7, 2021, RCTC will host their 36th annual Golf Classic and 19th Hole Silent Auction. The tournament will take place at the Heritage Hills Golf Course, with proceeds directly supporting people with developmental and other disabilities at RCTC, and job sites in the surrounding area. The Classic is a 4-man scramble with designated tee times and flights. A Hole-in-One prize of a new car will be sponsored by Kissee Ford. Home-cooked hamburgers and hotdogs, as well as lots of exciting golf games, will make for a fun day on a beautiful course.

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Tulsa’s “Guaranteed Lowest Price” Home Improvement Center I Can Do That! A DIY Dream at Home Outlet of Tulsa

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2021

A new and exciting way to shop for your next home remodel will have you saying, "I can do that!" Home Outlet of Tulsa welcomes you to experience their unmatched quality, value, selection, and service for your next home project! Home Outlet, located at 7030 S. Memorial Drive, is an employee-owned and operated building supply retailer that offers the guaranteed lowest prices on quality kitchen, bath, and flooring remodel for DIY products. Customers will find an extensive array of products to fit any budget, project and style. A Lowest Price Guarantee makes it even easier to have the kitchen or bath of your dreams.

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Spring Cleaning! Great Ways to Keep Your Home Safe and Smelling Great

By: Value News | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2021

Winter has finally faded away and spring colors are in bloom. While it might look restorative outside your home, your chimney and dryer vents may still be dealing with a gloomy, cold weather hangover. A good spring cleaning is an opportunity to refresh your home and enable you to enjoy all the benefits of Oklahoma’s seasonal change.

Read Full Article

Auto Tech for Teens Bob Moore Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram of Tulsa’s service department invites you to schedule your free car maintenance training session.

By: Value News | Category: Automotive | Issue: April 2021

When was the last time you checked your tire pressure or changed a tire? Checked your own fluid levels and oil? Learning a few simple skills can help you avoid a roadside bind. I think most of us agree that our vehicle is one of our largest investments that are important to our livelihood and independence. So why haven’t we done a better job teaching ourselves and children about taking care of our vehicles?

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Work & Marriage: Teamwork Makes Dreamwork

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2021

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, it means a little bit more.

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The Value of Laughter

By: Chris Putman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2021

Adults do this about 17 times per day. Children do it a whopping 300 times or more per day. What is it that children are doing that is outperforming adults so much more inexhaustibly? Laughing.

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A Toast to Summertime

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2021

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

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Fun for the Entire Family! The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore is host to many unique activities for young and old alike.

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2021

Spring has sprung at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and events this year are more fun than ever! Event dates are planned to include a “Barter Bash” for kids to trade toys, “Family Days” where you can participate in live demonstrations, “Shindig” with live music, and “Movie Night” in their newly renovated Will Rogers Theatre. There is more to do, see and participate in than ever before with more events on the horizon.

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Why Customers Love Tile by Tony Remodeling Meet the Catoosa remodeler who cares.

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2021

When it comes to making improvements to our homes, trust is a major component in making the right choice for such an investment. Tony Sementi, Owner of Tiles by Tony, is well known for his honesty and for the highest caliber of workmanship that he provides. Since 1982, Tony has built a highly reputable business that his customers trust, knowing they are getting the absolute best quality workmanship for their investment. Read more to discover how Tile by Tony can beautifully complete any remodel in your home.

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Love Your Home in a Whole New Way at the Claremore Home & Garden Show, March 26-27, 2021

By: Tanya Andrews | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2021

The annual event is a two-day exposition which features a variety of vendors who are offering free information to help those interested in full service to amateur and veteran do-it-yourselfers with home improvement projects of all sizes, as well as offering financing, new buildings, materials, plants, flowers and more, all in one place.

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Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club Announce the Officers for 2021

By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2021

Introducing the Officers for 2021, President Jennifer Brunn, Vice-President Celeste Tillery, Secretary Jennifer Weber and Treasurer Alice Meledeo. We are continuing to plan and prepare for the upcoming year. Thank you to Cherokee Nation Businesses, the Oklahoma Arts Council and to the many individuals who support, encourage and help us achieve our scholarship goals and bring cultural awareness to our community.

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Scholarship Applications for the Upcoming 2021-2022 School Year are Available

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: March 2021

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club sponsor ten (10) Cherokee students, male or female, entering college, with a $600.00 per academic year scholarship or endowment.

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Driveways Built to Last by LCI

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2021

One of the most under appreciated parts of a home may very well be the driveway. We walk (and drive) all over them! Incidentally, most people won’t notice how important this facet really is, until it’s in need of repair. Kalan Paul, owner of LCI Concrete, specializes in driveway replacement and repair, and is the expert to call when a driveway needs attention.

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A Taste of Nayarit, Mexico

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: March 2021

I spent the first two weeks of this new year in the state of Nayarit, Mexico, located on the Pacific coast, just north of Puerto Vallarta. Most people travel to Puerto Vallarta to enjoy the beaches and perfect weather, and I did my share of that. But, the main reason I went was to meet Chef Alondra Maldronado, a cookbook author who has lived her entire life in the state of Nayarit.

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Real Life Love Story: Love at First Sight

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2021

Who believes in love at first sight? Isn’t that found just in fairytales? Isn’t love at first glance only found in television shows like “Married at First Sight”? Does that ever happen in everyday life and the relationship actually have a happy ending? One Tulsa couple says, “Yes!”

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Premium Steel Roofing Will Last a Lifetime ABC Seamless of N.E. Oklahoma is a trusted local residential and commercial roofing and exterior specialist.

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2021

As specialists in remodeling exteriors and protecting homes with the strongest materials available on the market, ABC Seamless of NE Oklahoma owners Ed and Leanna Yoder are local leaders in steel siding, gutters, roofing, windows and design.

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Get Your Motor Runnin’! with TNG Power Equipment’s Ultimate Outdoor Assortment

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: March 2021

Warmer temperatures and longer days are making their comeback, and the changing season not only generates the usual outdoor upkeep, but can bring a chance for adventure! TNG Power Equipment is the authority on outdoor power, offering service, repair and sales of mowers, hand-held equipment, wood pellet stoves, generators, power washers, side by sides ATV, GoKarts, and newly introduced mini retro motorbikes, and mini-Jeep style ATVs! They’ve got just about anything you need to get your motor runnin’!

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Pest Prevention is Peace of Mind Mother Nature’s Pest Control Offers Assurance

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2021

With the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures, destructive termites begin to swarm in masses, seeking to secure the survival of their species. They are indiscriminate on where they colonize, and the grander their numbers, the greater the damage they can cause. Shelia Disler, Vice President at Mother Nature’s, compares their situation to a scene similar to Game of Thrones. “Swarm season is mating time for future kings and queens, and they are working to build new colonies,” she said. “They are very social insects and there’s a lot of drama.” As with all pest control, prevention is key.

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Teaching Teens and Parents about Auto Care Bob Moore Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Ram of Tulsa's service department invites you to schedule your free car maintenance training session.

By: Value News | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2021

When was the last time you checked your tire pressure or changed a tire? Checked your own fluid levels and oil? Learning a few simple skills can help you avoid a roadside bind. I think most of us agree that our vehicle is one of our largest investments that are important to our livelihood and independence. So why haven’t we done a better job teaching ourselves and children about taking care of our vehicles?

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Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club Announce the Officers for 2021

By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2021

Introducing the Officers for 2021, President Jennifer Brunn, Vice-President Celeste Tillery, Secretary Jennifer Weber and Treasurer Alice Meledeo. We are continuing to plan and prepare for the upcoming year. Thank you to Cherokee Nation Businesses, the Oklahoma Arts Council and to the many individuals who support, encourage and help us achieve our scholarship goals and bring cultural awareness to our community.

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What Does Our Tulsa County Assessor's Office Do?

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2021

The mere idea of property taxes might seem burdensome and confusing, but gaining an understanding of the fundamentals pertaining to the subject can be advantageous to every homeowner. Your Tulsa County Assessor, John A. Wright, believes that all citizens benefit by understanding the function, responsibility, and performance of the County Assessor’s Office, and how they work for you. A comprehensive website enables users with valuable tools that every homeowner can utilize and benefit from. Read more to discover how your County Assessor is working for you.

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Real Life Love Story: Nancy and Bob Stillman

By: Chris Putman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2021

Folks just love to hear the story of how a couple that has been married for decades first encountered each other. Girls giggle with delight to hear how the young lad was smitten when spotting the damsel for the first time. They are thrilled to hear how it was love at first sight, and then they married and lived happily ever after. But what if that blissfully married couple had a nontraditional first meeting? What if this couple met at a divorce recovery workshop—and one of them had never been married or divorced? Now that’s a twist of fate.

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Real Life Love Story: Angela and Brant

By: Danger Geist | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2021

Meet Brant and Angela, two longtime Oklahomans – though Brant would be quick to tell you that he’s a Northern Californian at heart, originally from the Lake Tahoe area. In 1979, Brant moved to Tulsa to study at the Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology. Brant thought he was paving his way for his professional future, but apparently, the move was meant to be life-changing in more ways than one. Brant’s roommate worked at Target, and his colleagues would sometimes hang out at Brant’s apartment, including one born-and-bred young Oklahoman woman.

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Real Life Love Story: Alexis and Jean

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2021

In a world overwhelmed by politics, racial tensions, pandemics and wars, people crave positive and heart-warming stories that take their minds off the chaos, such as stories of love. One of those stories is of Alexis and Jean Toussaint.

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Cooking with Cannabis at Pharmer's Market Introducing Med Pharm’s unique café featuring freshly prepared drinks, snacks, goodies, and cooking classes.

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2021

It's a very rare thing for a business to be built on the principles of kindness, but the very foundation of MedPharm was firmly created as a way to help people through the use of medicinal marijuana and as a means of supporting animal rescue and other local charities. It is their mission to share compassion through cannabis.

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Custom Cakes and Sweets for All Occasions

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2021

Who doesn’t dream of making a living doing what they love? For Haylie Choate, her ardor for baking and reading have helped her to build a business that she is passionate about, while providing her customers with a product that they love. At the Bookworm Cakery and Gifts, located at 119 W. Blue Starr Dr ve, in Claremore, customers can stop in for a tasty treat and shop for some of the most unique gifts items available for anyone who loves to read. Guests can find a multitude of clever items, such as literary-themed teas, home décor, candles, bookbags, bookmarks, and so much more. Customers have not only discovered a love affair with her quaint and charming shop but with her incredible baking and cake decorating skills.

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Real Life Love Story: Dr.s Alesha and Josh Baker

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2021

Do you believe in love at first sight? Are soul mates real? Many people are perplexed by the mysteries of love, but for Dr. Josh and Dr. Alesha Baker, there is no question.

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Right Cabinets at the Right Price Premium Cabinets of Tulsa counsels clients using style, flow and ergonomics as core principles in cabinetry design.

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2021

Recent events have given cause for more time in our sanctuaries, and for some, an interest in improving their spaces. Cabinetry is one of the most valuable improvements that can be strategically designed in a home, for functionality and style. Premium Cabinets of Tulsa has built a strong reputation for providing their customers with the highest quality in semi-custom cabinetry while maintaining affordability. They specialize in new, superior class replacement cabinetry for kitchens and bathrooms, and work with their clients on design for optimal functionality and inspired aesthetics.

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Nadia Yakshin Named New Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager at AVB Bank

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2021

Nadia Yakshin, former Assistant Branch Manager, was promoted to Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President of the Downtown Broken Arrow/Rose District Branch, located at 322 South Main Street. As Branch Manager, Yakshin plays an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the branch. Her responsibilities include supervision of branch retail staff and oversight of branch operations.

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Have a Greener Lawn with Fertilization and Weed Control

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2021

Fertilization and weed control are both crucial to maintaining a healthy, green lawn. Anyone who has taken the DIY approach to lawn care is familiar with trial and error in the yard. Too much fertilizer – or the wrong mixture – means the grass will burn up and die, effecting the exact opposite of the intended result. Sooner Lawn will determine the proper right mix of fertilizer to ensure grass thrives with minimal effort on the owner’s part. “It is important to water following fertilization,” says Tim Nguen, owner. With proper fertilization and watering cycles, owners will see positive results. Within weeks, thick, healthy grass will be growing.

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Get 1:1 With New Customers Why you need to exhibit at the Claremore Home & Garden Show, Claremore Expo, March 26-27, 2021.

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2021

Prospective homeowners who are considering a new build, remodeling, and decorating generally take the time to gather ideas for architectural choices, housing plans and layouts, and interior and exterior materials and equipment, especially products and services that feature new, innovative, and energy-saving attributes.

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A Winter Italian Holiday

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: February 2021

I’m often asked my favorite country to visit. Of the 51 countries I’ve visited, I can’t help but answer “Italy.” I’ve traveled there 16 times, and there’s just something about it that keeps me coming back. Of all the times I’ve visited, my trip in February 2019 was one of the best. Sure, it’s nice to go in October during the grape and olive harvest, but the crowds of tourists drive me insane. The first time I went to Tuscany, I learned to make this lemon pasta that is one of my favorite dishes of all time. And it’s perfect to make for Valentine’s Day, even if you’re stuck in Oklahoma.

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How to Create Your Own Vision Board

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2021

So, how does one set these life-changing goals? What does that look like? Is it a New Year’s resolution? Most resolutions don’t make it to the 30-day mark. Is it a checklist of 10 things to accomplish before the year’s end? Many checklists are lost and forgotten along the way. One method that keeps the goal in front of one’s eyes is in the form of a vision board.

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Disinfecting Day Care and Children’s Centers

By: Value News | Category: Professional Services | Issue: February 2021

The latest in protection and prevention is available from Midwest Pathogend Services, serving Northeast Oklahoma and the surrounding areas. They provide a service using procedures, and technology designed for healthcare facilities, hospitals, and surgery centers using: Hydrogen Peroxide Micron- Fogging. It is a scientifically proven treatment to bio-decontaminate your space and kill nasty germs and pathogens like spores, viruses, bacteria, mold and fungi including Cdiff, Norovirus, TB, Legionella, Salmonella, Staph, Influenza, Measles, Chickenpox and more in every corner, crevice, nook and cranny.

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Port City Metals Partners with Midwest Pathogend Services for All Their Workspace Disinfection Needs

By: Value News | Category: Professional Services | Issue: February 2021

In a world where your biggest enemy is downtime, Port City Metals chooses Midwest Pathogend Services for all of its workspace disinfection needs. Port City Metal Services prides itself on taking care of the health of their employees while running a streamlined operation. Their company-wide philosophy is called: Intelligent Efficiency. It permeates everything they do – from stocking massive, ready-to-go inventory of steel plate, to kitting parts for faster assembly; they are always on-the-go in their technology and processes.

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In Search of Spirits

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2021

With the changing leaves and a lingering chill in the air, the coming of Fall can conjure eerie inspiration. October is a time when many find entertainment in exploring the unknown, but for some, it is a year-round endeavor. Would you seek to find spirits in the dark?

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Guardian Angels

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2021

Angels are often depicted as fat little babies with wings that are sent into individual’s lives to give enlightenment, guidance, and protection. Not a very good image for building a person’s confidence in their wisdom and supremacy. As it turns out, however, they are very physically superior spiritual beings that are highly intelligent, very powerful and have specific jobs in the Kingdom.

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What are the Effects of a Full Moon?

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2021

What can turn someone who is amiable by nature into someone who is confrontational, have unpredictable mood swings, and even become violent for no apparent reason? It can result in more traffic accidents, increased suicides, and can even fill a hospital nursery. What is this powerful culprit that is so invasive and, at worst, even be destructive?

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Dreams and Their Meanings

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2021

Many don’t realize that people get a lot done during their sleep. They tend to clean house, so to speak, of emotions that have been in play during their day. It’s an overnight therapy session of sorts, and it’s a time to file away those memories made. Most of the psychological work is done during those mysterious minutes call REM or rapid eye movement phase of sleep. Bottom line, what is that nighttime movie being watched in our head?

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Soup Season

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: January 2021

I always think of January as the perfect month for making soup since the weather is chilly, and soup warms the body and soul. This January, however, I’ll be spending most of my time in Mexico where the weather is pleasantly warm. I’ll be studying different Mexican cuisines around the country, and I’m sure soup will be on at least one of my cooking agendas.

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It's Time for Claremore's Premier Wedding Show...

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2021

The idea of planning a dream wedding is thrilling and exciting, with so many magical possibilities to consider! A one-stop-shop for all of the elements that make for most noteworthy nuptials can be experienced at the enchanting city of Claremore’s newest wedding show. Say Yes To I Do!

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How to Create Your Own Vision Board

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2021

There are some people who are achievers in life. You can see the focus in their eyes, and each step they take is deliberate. They know what they want, they know each move they must make to get to their destination, and their life reflects their intentionality. Then there are others who seem to flounder. Some don’t figure out what they want for decades, if at all, and some misstep time and again. What separates these individuals from one another?

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Jeff Galloway's: Train for a 5K/10K

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2021

Okay, so many of us have been indoors and gained a few unwanted pounds over the past few months. 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.

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200+ Things to do at Home

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: January 2021

It’s always fun to do something new, but often we fall into the trap of spending our free time the same way. Let’s be honest, it can be quite dull and uneventful following the same monotonous routine day in and day out. Trying new things and enhancing experiences that already make you happy helps us relieve monotony, vanquish fears, boredom and allow us to expand our minds and learn. If you’re stuck in the same old routine, it might be time to try something new.

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