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Value News Articles–2022

Cool Grilles in the Rose District

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2022

The entire family will find plenty to do, see, eat, and shop along these 5 blocks in Broken Arrow’s Main St. area of the Rose District.

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Dancing in the Kitchen with BrisaTropical.com, Internet Radio!

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

Turn on the oven, tune into BrisaTropical.com internet radio, and put on your dancing shoes!

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How to Take Care of Your Car

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2022

We want to teach you about things such as checking your oil, changing a spare, checking tire pressure, and basic necessary skills that will help build your self-reliance and reduce the need to depend on someone else when the need arises.

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Halloween Festival Throughout October

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

The Halloween Festival of 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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Be Part of Something Great!

By: Tom Fink | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2022

We work with people that need 24-hours-a-day care in their home settings, those who need help with the basics of looking after themselves, and we also work with people who are highly independent – those who have jobs outside of the home, who drive their own vehicles, etc.

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Black Hat Helps Keep You Safe From Home Fires

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2022

Black Hat Cleaning Services Owner, David Harris, Sr., helps homeowners reduce fire risk. Since 1977, his work has been devoted to helping homeowners stay safe.

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What is Gleam Guard? Does it Work?

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2022

Tackle your home renovation list before the holidays, starting with your kitchen cabinets.

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Russell Brown Joins AVB Bank Board of Directors

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

Kelley Rash, AVB Bank Chairman of the Board, and Ted Cundiff, AVB Bank President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) announced the addition of Russell Brown to the AVB Bank Board of Directors.

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43rd Annual Tulsa Oktoberfest Schedule of Events

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

Tulsa Oktoberfest 2022 celebrates 43 years of authentic Bavarian culture in the heart of Oklahoma.

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'Hats-Off' to Will Rogers

By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2022

For more than 120 years, the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club has upheld the values, the culture and the customs of the Cherokee people. Will Rogers Days, City of Claremore Indigenous Heritage Day and National Native American Heritage Month begins the first Saturday of November, commemorating Will Rogers birthday (November 4, 1879).

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Mark Lepak, Effective Leadership

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

Mark Lepak, Oklahoma State House District 9 incumbent, embodies strength rooted in integrity and is experienced with the top issues facing Oklahomans.He requests your vote Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

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Warrior Healing Through Art

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

The Route 66 Native Arts Alliance is hosting an Art Event titled, “Warrior Healing Through Art” showcasing Veterans who are Native Artists.

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Pumpkin Patches, Mazes & Fall Fun Locator 2022

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

Northeast Oklahoma Pumpkin Patches, Mazes & Fall Fun Locator 2022

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For the Love of Cars, Family and Competition

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2022

There will be 9 classes at the Mopars at the Park Event: Mini Drivers, Electronics, Melton Sales No E/No Box, Gordon Shelton Realtor Sportsman, Slant 6, Plum Gold Jewelers Modern Hemi, Wayne Fontaine’s Ladies Bracket, BFL Mopar Teens, and 10.0 Shoot-Out Index Class, as well as 18 classes in the Mopar Car show.

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Wine and Roses at Woodward Park

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: September 2022

It’s that time of year again — Woodward Park’s only fundraising event, Wine & Roses, takes place on Friday evening, September 30th, and promises to be an evening of beauty, luscious libations, and delectable delights.

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Tulsa Whole Home Wood Refinishing

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: September 2022

Tackle your home renovation list before the holidays, starting with your kitchen cabinets.

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Reduce Your Risk of Home Fire!

By: Value News | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2022

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that clogged dryer vents are the cause of more than 15,000 home fires each year. Dryer vent fires cause more than $200 million in damages to homes and properties and can be largely prevented with regular cleanings.

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Free, hands-on interactive car care workshops for teens and adults, drivers like you.

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2022

We want to teach you about things such as checking your oil, changing a spare, checking tire pressure, and basic necessary skills that will help build your self-reliance and reduce the need to depend on someone else when the need arises.

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A Heart for Helping to Solve Your Tax Problems

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2022

Individuals and small businesses in a tax crisis can find ‘real help’ from High Tower Accounting & Tax, they are affordable, know the ins and outs of complex tax situations, also how to deal with the various tax collection branches.

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If Not You, Who?

By: Tom Fink | Category: Other | Issue: September 2022

Home of Hope, as a whole, works with more than 200 men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and they’ve been doing this since 1968.

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Free Family-Friendly Event at The Pathways Fall Carnival!

By: Dayana Shiplett | Category: Education | Issue: September 2022

Join Pathways Adult Learning Center with your family and friends as they celebrate 13 years of serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Hospitality House Celebrates 16 Years of Service at Upcoming Event

By: Toni Moore | Category: Other | Issue: September 2022

Hospitality House of Tulsa celebrates its 16th year of making a home away from home for families in medical crisis by hosting Hospitality Under the Stars, a family-friendly event.

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ORU's New Welcome Center is an Inviting "Front-Door" to Visitors

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

Located directly south of the ORU’s iconic Healing Hands, the Welcome Center is a two-story structure consisting of 13,774 square feet of office and administrative spaces.

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Cook Up A Tropical Party with BrisaTropical.com, Internet Radio!

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

Cook up your own personal dance party with stuffed ripe plantains and BrisaTropical.com internet radio.

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Community Calendar

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

Events and happenings going on in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Bixby and surrounding areas for the month of September.

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Iconic Rogers County Fair Returns September 15-18th

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

The Rogers County Free Fair is a celebration to signal the transition from summer to fall.

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"Leading Ladies" to be Honored

By: Ashley May | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

The Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to continue the annual tradition of honoring outstanding Claremore women at the 7th Annual Leading Ladies Gala, slated for Wednesday, October 5, at the Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center Ballroom on the campus of Rogers State University.

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Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Education Scholarship Recipients for the Upcoming 2022-2023 Academic Year

By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

The Indian Women's Pocahontas Club sponsors ten Cherokee students scholarships for 2022-2023.

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Sizzlin' September

By: Dell Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

The 42nd Bluegrass & Chili Festival is set for September 9 & 10 in downtown Wagoner.

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MOPARS at the Park

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

The love people have for Mopars is an enduring one; and this fall, muscle car enthusiasts will gather for the annual Mopars at the Park.

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Show Your Support for Local FFA & 4-H Students

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

Every year, the Rogers County Premium Auction takes place after the conclusion of the Rogers County Fair. The Premium Auction benefits 4-H and FFA youth in their endeavors to fund future agricultural projects.

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Vintage Motorcycles Chase Route 66

By: Kathy Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

The cross-country challenge for riders with motorcycles that were manufactured between 1930-1960, and will be quite the trial of speed, endurance, navigation, and knowledge. This is the first time that this event will be riding through Claremore.

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Cool Grilles Car Show

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

Cars, cars, and more cars… this event will show-off over 250 competition cars, specialty models and classic autos. The entire family will find plenty to do, see, eat, and shop along these 5 blocks in Broken Arrow’s Main St. area of the Rose District.

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Halloween Festival Fall Fun to Frightening Thrills!

By: Beki Akins | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

The Halloween Festival of 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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Hats Off to Will

By: Debra West | Category: Rogers County | Issue: September 2022

The Pocahontas Club has been celebrating Will’s birthday since the Will Rogers Memorial Museum was opened in 1944 with a Wreath Laying Ceremony that begins at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum Rotunda with a procession down to the tomb of Will Rogers.

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Tax Problems?

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2022

Leave your worrisome tax troubles to Rebecca Olson and her team of professionals to help you get your tax issues resolved affordably. They have a heart for giving you the relief you need.

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Grand Opening, A Celebration For All

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2022

Arts@302 is hosting a FREE family event that will offer the community make-and-take art projects, group art activities, live music, food, and more.

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Aviation in the Heartland: Will Rogers Fly-In Soars Back into Oologah

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2022

Will Rogers love of flying will be recognized with the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In and National Day of Remembrance at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in northeastern Oklahoma.

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Community Calendar

By: Mary Bransford | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2022

Events and happenings going on in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Bixby and surrounding areas for the month of August and September.

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Photo Contest: Capture the Vibrance of Claremore

By: Chris Putman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2022

Capture the vibrance of Claremore from unique shopping to outdoor adventures it's a treasure-trove of photo opportunities.

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Offices and Commercial Spaces Deserve The Right Touch!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Professional Services | Issue: August 2022

The quality of cleanliness in any business is one of the very first impressions that customers and clients notice when entering a business facility for the first time. It also has a direct impact on employees!

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Festival Features Woodcarving, Art and Demonstrations

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

In August, the 2022 Woodcarving and Arts Festival returns for its 47th year, taking place at the Broken Arrow Rose District’s Central Park Community Center.

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Calling All Fantasy Football Enthusiasts!

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: August 2022

Fantasy leagues at Buffalo Wild Wings kick off with the NFL season on September 8.

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Empowering Those with Disabilities

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

Home of Hope’s purpose is to help empower those with disabilities, to which end, it works with those facing intellectual or physical challenges to help employ them and to help them be as independent as possible.

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Backyard Poultry Health and Safety

By: Erica Rankin | Category: Education | Issue: August 2022

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) wants to remind flock owners to learn about and practice essential prevention measures to minimize the risk of disease transmission, known as biosecurity.

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AVB Bank Announces New Vice President

By: Kelli Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2022

AVB Bank President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) announced the promotion of Cooper Rash to Vice President.

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Experience Music Magic

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2022

The Church Studio and Russell’s Shelter Records recorded and produced some of the most influential acts and music of all time. Through the Church doors walked Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley, George Harrison, Kansas, Phoebe Snow, JJ Cale, The GAP Band, Freddie King, Peter Tosh, Dwight Tilley, Ringo Starr and many others. Memorabilia of their presence are displayed.

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Spring Cleaning!

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Professional Services | Issue: August 2022

A good spring cleaning is an opportunity to refresh your home and enjoy all the benefits of Oklahoma’s seasonal change.

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MWP Brings the Clean

By: Tom Fink | Category: Professional Services | Issue: August 2022

A year after founding Midwest Pathogend Services – a leader in whole-space disinfection and decontamination services – Midwest Pathogend Services decided to bring its specialized brand of cleaning services to residential spaces.

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Flock Together Again!

By: Audra Fogle | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2022

The annual craft beer festival helps to raise funds for the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center, best known for their work with bald eagles. Wild Brew is a one-of-a-kind indoor event that combines first-rate beers by artisan brewers from the U.S. and around the world with cuisine from Tulsa’s best restaurants.

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Car Care Basics From The Experts At South Pointe Chevrolet

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Automotive | Issue: August 2022

Your vehicle is one of your largest investments and having knowledge of proper care and what to do to keep it in top-notch condition is one of the most important life lessons to learn.

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Wine and Roses at Woodward Park

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2022

Woodward Park’s only fundraising event, Wine & Roses, takes place on Friday evening, September 30th, and promises to be an evening of beauty, luscious libations, and delectable delights.

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Ally Siefried is One For All

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2022

Ally Seifried has earned her spot into the Republican runoff for state Senate District 2 after finishing in the top two in the Primary Election.

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Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2022

Have you been searching for an affordable alternative to expensive new kitchen upgrades like cabinets and woodwork for your home? Avoid the high costs and long waits by letting Gleam Guard help you with your new kitchen and woodwork upgrades.

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Destination Claremore Photo Contest

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

During your visit to vibrant Claremore, OK take a great photo and upload it to our Valuenews.com website ‘SUBMIT A PHOTO’ gallery and you will be entered to win up to $500 Cash!

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Spring Cleaning!

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Professional Services | Issue: July 2022

A good spring cleaning is an opportunity to refresh your home and enjoy all the benefits of Oklahoma’s seasonal change.

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Taste the Fun at Broken Arrow’s Taste of Summer

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2022

Enjoy All-You-Can-Eat Blue Bell ice cream and the 2022 Annual Taste of Summer Ice Cream Festival in Broken Arrow.

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Destination Claremore Photo Contest

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

We want to put your best Claremore, Oklahoma photo in the spotlight. During your visit to this vibrant town take a great photo and upload it to our Valuenews.com website ‘SUBMIT A PHOTO’ gallery and you will be entered to win up to $500 Cash! What will your photo experience be? There is a lot to see and do in Claremore, located on historic Route 66. It’s a treasure-trove of photo opportunities filled with eclectic shops and unique boutiques, antiques, craft emporiums, museums, restaurants, and galleries. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts will enjoy Claremore Lake, parks, and many miles of multi-use trails. Here’s how to get started: Submit your photos to the contest by going to www.valuenews.com/submit-photo_id176 Questions? Call Value News, at (918)828-9600.

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Prom!

By: Dayana Shiplett | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2022

Sixty students of Pathways Adult Learning Center, Inc. enjoyed a very special prom night.

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Festival Features Woodcarving, Art and Demonstrations

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

In August, the 2022 Woodcarving and Arts Festival returns for its 47th year, taking place at the Broken Arrow Rose District’s Central Park Community Center.

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Creativity StARTS at the Arts@302!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2022

The eagerly anticipated new arts center, Arts@302 on Main Street in Broken Arrow, is now open to the public. The creative arts are such a vital part of our lives; and Arts@302 aims to inspire artistic growth and environment in their community and beyond.

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Rash Promoted to AVB Bank Vice President

By: Kelli Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2022

Ted Cundiff, AVB Bank President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) announced the promotion of Cooper Rash to Vice President.

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Relive the Leon Russell Legacy

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2022

Experience history at The Church Studio - a tribute to the legacy of Leon Russell, the Tulsa Sound, and an active recording studio.

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Wild Brew Craft Beer Festival Is On For 2022

By: Audra Fogle | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2022

One-of-a-kind indoor event combines first-rate beers by artisan brewers from the U.S. and around the world with cuisine from Tulsa’s best restaurants.

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OSDH Shares Biosecurity Tips on Safely Raising Backyard Poultry

By: Erica Rankin | Category: Education | Issue: July 2022

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) wants to remind flock owners to learn about and practice essential prevention measures to minimize the risk of disease transmission, known as biosecurity.

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Have Your Greatest of All Time Fantasy Football Draft Party

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: July 2022

Fantasy leagues at Buffalo Wild Wings kick off with the NFL season on September 8.

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Uncompromisingly Clean

By: Tom Fink | Category: Professional Services | Issue: July 2022

A year after founding Midwest Pathogend Services – a leader in whole-space disinfection and decontamination services – Midwest Pathogend Services decided to bring its specialized brand of cleaning services to residential spaces.

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Don’t Trust Your Cleaning Needs to Just Anyone, Make Sure You Receive The Right Touch!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Professional Services | Issue: July 2022

A business owner typically deals with many details - day-to-day decisions, hiring the right people, and ensuring that services and customer interaction are of premium quality. One of the most important points in any business is a good first impression, and the state of one’s interior is always a factor. The quality of cleanliness in any business is one of the very first impressions that customers and clients notice when entering a business facility for the first time. It also has a direct impact on employees! It is an aspect of business that sometimes gets overlooked; however, a standing service appointment with a reputable cleaning company can ensure the success of a consistent sanitary and fresh workplace. The Right Touch Cleaning company can take on this important aspect for any business. “Our services include carpet cleaning, strip and wax, window cleaning and COVID-19 disinfecting,” states owner Alvin Sanders. “We use high-quality floor waxes, strippers, floor pads and cleaning products. We also employ CDC-approved disinfectants and modern cleaning equipment.”

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A Gem of a Rock Show!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2022

The exploration of rocks and minerals is a fascinating one, and for those that have a curiosity about geology and aspects of earth sciences, the Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society show in July is a perfect place to begin learning. The Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society is dedicated to encouraging interest in collecting rocks, minerals, fossils and artifacts, and do so by providing educational programs for schools and adult groups at any time of the year. The show has been running for over 30 years, and the society itself has been in existence since 1958.

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Home of Hope a Great Place to Work

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

Few can dispute that we live in interesting times, and they’re particularly interesting if you’re an employer. With the impact of COVID still being felt throughout the workforce, businesses and companies continue to struggle to employ and retain dependable staff members. As such, it can be challenging to find good employees – challenging, but not impossible. Enter Home of Hope and Rogers County Training Center. “Home of Hope, as a whole, works with more than 200 men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and we’ve been doing this since 1968,” said Ralph Richardson, CEO, Home of Hope. “We’re in five counties throughout northeast Oklahoma: Rogers County, Craig County, Delaware County, Ottawa County and Mayes County, so we’re kind of all over (Oklahoma).”

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Christmas in July

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2022

Get your Christmas stockings out early - it’s time for Christmas in July at the BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center! Top-of-the-line products and procedures are available at drastically reduced prices. “Our top procedures for Christmas in July are Botox, dermal fillers such as Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure and Bellafill, as well as our weight loss injectables,” states Melody Hawkins, of BA Med Spa. “For this reason, of course, we will be including all of the items once again for Christmas in July, with unlimited pre-purchasing; this allows our patients the opportunity to bulk buy and save for another year. We have expanded upon this by patient request and will be including two new amazing dermal fillers for the line of savings: Radiesse and Sculptra.” The staff at the BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center are very professional and knowledgeable, and at the same time friendly and welcoming; and the variety of products, programs, and services all contribute to the continuing success of their clients’ wellness needs.

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Affordable Resolutions to Your Tax Problems

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2022

High Tower Accounting & Tax has HEART. The firm’s mission is to restore hope to their clients and get their tax issues resolved. “I believe we are stewards of what we have in our hands and hope deferred can make a heart sick. Our whole heart is helping individuals and business owners get their lives financially back on track,” Olson added. Tax services include federal and state tax issues; including all 50 states: Tax resolution and planning in the areas of business, personal and specialty taxes. Tax audit representation. Assistance with levies and liens. Accounts considered uncollectable. Penalty abatements. Payroll tax representation. Offers in compromise. Installment agreements. Innocent spouse relief. State income tax representation. Sales tax representation. Assist filing delinquent taxes.

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Aviation in the Heartland: Will Rogers Fly-In Soars Back into Oologah

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2022

During his lifetime, Will Rogers flew higher than most – both literally and figuratively. Rising to worldwide success in Vaudeville, films, newspapers and magazines, Rogers was a man of multiple talents and passions, with one of his passions being the once-fledgling industry of aviation. This summer, Rogers, and his love of flying will be recognized with the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In and National Day of Remembrance at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in northeastern Oklahoma. “This is a traditional part of the Birthplace Ranch and the history of Will Rogers, as well as Wiley Post,” said Will Rogers Memorial Executive Director Tad Jones. “It’s been an honor for us to host this family-friendly event every year – we didn’t even cancel it during the COVID years – we managed to keep it going, and we’re thrilled to bring it back again this year.” Sponsored by the Cherokee Nation, the fly-in will begin early, with gates opening around 7:30 a.m. for the public to arrive and watch and marvel as more than 100 small-engine planes from across the state, and some from outside the state, arrive and land on the grounds of the Birthplace Ranch in nearby Oologah.

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The Bixby Green Corn Festival Returns!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

Even the mildest of winter seasons can leave us longing for spring and summer; to be able to put away the heavy coats and jackets, the chilly weather sweaters and boots, and to be outside in the sunshine and the greenery during the warm months. This is the time of year that people like most to spend time with family and friends in the sun-drenched outdoors and is especially delightful to enjoy at a festival. One such event to look forward to is the Bixby Green Corn Festival, held annually every fourth Thursday, Friday and Saturday in June. “This is the 48th year for the Optimist Club of Bixby [a local group dedicated to the improvement of the youth of the community] to be sponsoring the event,” says Kevin Dean, Chairman. “The event itself has been around since about 1948, when Clyde Miller, a local farmer, started it after a very fruitful harvest.” Held in downtown Bixby, the festival offers food, arts and crafts, carnival rides and games, contests, and pageants for three different youth age groups, vying for the title of Little Miss and Mister Bixby.

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Spring Cleaning!

By: Value News | Category: | Issue: June 2022

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: Breathing – Seems like a simple issue considering it’s a necessity of life. But when your home is lingering with creosote and ash the air becomes stagnant, and your respiratory health suffers. A solid spring chimney cleaning improves the air quality of your home and makes you feel better. With a clean-smelling chimney, your mood will improve and you’ll be open to welcoming visitors. Safety - Approximately 23,000 chimney fires occur every year, causing nearly a billion dollars in damage, and potentially the loss of lives. Having your chimney professionally cleaned annually will help you avoid a disaster.

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Destination Claremore Photo Contest

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

We want to put your best Claremore, Oklahoma photo in the spotlight. During your visit to this vibrant town take a great photo and upload it to our Valuenews.com website ‘SUBMIT A PHOTO’ gallery and you will be entered to win up to $500 Cash! What will your photo experience be? There is a lot to see and do in Claremore, located on historic Route 66. It’s a treasure-trove of photo opportunities filled with eclectic shops and unique boutiques, antiques, craft emporiums, museums, restaurants, and galleries. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts will enjoy Claremore Lake, parks, and many miles of multi-use trails. Here’s how to get started: Submit your photos to the contest by going to www.valuenews.com/submit-photo_id176 Questions? Call Value News, at (918)828-9600.

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If Not You, Who?

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

Few can dispute that we live in interesting times, and they’re particularly interesting if you’re an employer. With the impact of COVID still being felt throughout the workforce, businesses and companies continue to struggle to employ and retain dependable staff members. As such, it can be challenging to find good employees – challenging, but not impossible. Enter Home of Hope and Rogers County Training Center. “Home of Hope, as a whole, works with more than 200 men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and we’ve been doing this since 1968,” said Ralph Richardson, CEO, Home of Hope. “We’re in five counties throughout northeast Oklahoma: Rogers County, Craig County, Delaware County, Ottawa County and Mayes County, so we’re kind of all over (Oklahoma).”

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MWP Cleaning Services

By: Tom Fink | Category: | Issue: June 2022

A year after founding Midwest Pathogend Services – a leader in whole-space disinfection and decontamination services – Midwest Pathogend Services decided to bring its specialized brand of cleaning services to residential spaces. “We’ve been doing high-end disinfection for the past year – hotels, businesses, schools, and other large spaces, etc., but throughout the pandemic, more and more people started reaching out to us – residences – to ask if we did ‘cleaning-type’ services,” says Chuck Peeples. “That seemed like a natural progression for us, so we created an offshoot of the main company, creating a new business, MWP (Midwest Pathogend) Cleaning Services.” Chris Schultheis, who had spent the last 20 years in the healthcare industry and Life Sciences area learned three years ago about a then-newly developed technology developed by a microbiologist, which, combined with a seven percent Hydrogen Peroxide fogging formula called CURoxide provided his customers the most comprehensive decontamination possible. As MWP owners, Schultheis and Peeples retain the same knowledge base, thoroughness, and professionalism previously utilized at Midwest Pathogend in the residential market, while expanding their services offered to best serve their new customers.

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Mark Your Calendars for a FUN TIME in Broken Arrow!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

Oklahoma hosts many festivals that are praise-worthy, and one of the biggest festivals is Rooster Days in Broken Arrow. The annual Rooster Days Festival dates have recently changed – the previously announced dates took place in May, but the new dates are now June 9 through June 12. Other changes, all progressive, are also occurring and add to the overall enjoyment of the festivities. “We have transitioned to a Cashless system this year,” explains Amber Hinkle, Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce Events Director. “This means our guests will not have to stop and purchase food tickets, as they have had to do in years past. This year, they can use their personal debit and credit cards at all our food vendor locations, without having to first stop and purchase food tickets. If we have guests who prefer to use cash, we will have a “Cash to Card Coop,” where they can exchange their cash for a gift card that can be used on-site with our food vendors. We hope this allows attendees to get to the fun faster than ever before!” Rooster Days is a long-standing and important tradition to the city of Broken Arrow and indeed, many people within the state go out of their way to attend. The festival offers indoor and outdoor vendors, crowd favorite food stands, and entertainment in various forms. Musical acts are highly anticipated, and the change in dates for the festival has not affected the lineup.

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Cherokee National Treasure to be Featured at Rt. 66 Native Arts Alliance Gala

By: Tom Fink | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: June 2022

Rt. 66 Native Arts Alliance is a collective of Native American volunteers and creatives who, among other things, showcase the work of various artists at the Vault Gallery in Catoosa, right off historic Route 66. As the group is made up of volunteers and is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization, funding is made possible through a variety of sources, chief among them being donations and fundraisers. This summer, the group will be hosting the biggest of these fundraisers, namely, the annual Rt. 66 Native Arts Alliance Gala.

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Affordable Resolutions to Your Tax Problems

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2022

High Tower Accounting & Tax has HEART. The firm’s mission is to restore hope to their clients and get their tax issues resolved. “I believe we are stewards of what we have in our hands and hope deferred can make a heart sick. Our whole heart is helping individuals and business owners get their lives financially back on track,” Olson added. Tax services include federal and state tax issues; including all 50 states: Tax resolution and planning in the areas of business, personal and specialty taxes. Tax audit representation. Assistance with levies and liens. Accounts considered uncollectable. Penalty abatements. Payroll tax representation. Offers in compromise. Installment agreements. Innocent spouse relief. State income tax representation. Sales tax representation. Assist filing delinquent taxes.

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Route 66 Road Fest to Celebrate Heritage, History of Historic Route 66

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

The “Mother of All Road Fests” will be rolling into Oklahoma this June. Dubbed the Route 66 Road Fest, this celebration of America’s Mother Road, aka, Route 66, will be making a stop in Oklahoma City and Tulsa June 18-19 and June 25-26, respectively. With the coming 100-year-anniversary of Route 66, the American Automobile Association (AAA) will be starting the celebration early with two weekends to celebrate America’s rich history and give motorists the opportunity to experience Route 66 like never before. As Oklahoma boasts more than 400 miles of Route 66 – more than any other state, the Sooner State is the longest leg on the journey for those wishing to enjoy Route 66 from behind the wheel of their car, with a mix of historic and modern experiences along the way.

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Fireworks Shows, Displays & Extravaganzas

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

As the Fourth of July approaches, local communities throughout Oklahoma are gearing up for some unforgettable celebrations. Tulsa and surrounding towns have some of the best fireworks shows in the state. We have created a great list of some of the best places to enjoy the colorful night skies!

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How to Drive In-Store and Online Sales

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Professional Services | Issue: June 2022

Why are discounts a key to connecting with buyers in your area? Integrating deals and discounts into your marketing and advertising plan helps customers connect and reconnect with your business. Nowadays, everyone is looking for a good deal. Is your business benefitting from this demand? Would your business like to learn more about placement in our next lifestyle and home improvement mailing?

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

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

The Castle of Muskogee is Oklahoma’s only 37,000 square foot Fireworks Retail Showroom! The air-conditioned sales floor is nestled inside the Castle’s Great Hall and packed to the rafters with an array of pyrotechnics. The Castle is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, committed to making sure you find exactly what your family needs to celebrate this Independence Day. The Castle of Muskogee has an unmatched selection, with over 500 different products and new items added annually! We have family favorites from novelty items for children, beautiful fountains, to artillery shells and Heavyweight cakes with 500 shots. Each product is labeled with a brief description and QR code to scan and see a video display. All products are triple-inspected for safety and guaranteed to light.

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First Annual Family Fishing Derby Organized by Lazy J's Tackle & Hope Harbor

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

For more than 60 years, Hope Harbor has helped children and their families by giving them the tools and support they need to move forward in life. This summer, Hope Harbor will be handing out a different kind of tool – a fishing pole – at the Family Fishing Derby. “Hope Harbor has long served families in the area, and we wanted to bring something fun, something that families could do together, do outside and do to build memories together, and we felt a fishing derby would be the ideal event for this,” said Hope Harbor Executive Director Dirk O’Donnell. Slated for June 25, this free event will provide up to 500 local children with free Zebco rod and reel combos, free tackle packs, and free live bait for the young anglers in the family.

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A Gem of a Rock Show!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

The exploration of rocks and minerals is a fascinating one, and for those that have a curiosity about geology and aspects of earth sciences, the Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society show in July is a perfect place to begin learning. The Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society is dedicated to encouraging interest in collecting rocks, minerals, fossils and artifacts, and do so by providing educational programs for schools and adult groups at any time of the year. The show has been running for over 30 years, and the society itself has been in existence since 1958.

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Blue Bell’s “Taste of Summer” 20th Anniversary Celebrates with 20 Flavors!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

Sunshine, swimming, boating, picnics, holidays – there are so many things to love about summertime, and enjoying ice cream on a hot day or evening definitely ranks as one of the season’s top pleasures. On July 16, the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce, 1-800-Water Damage, and Blue Bell Ice Cream are happy to present their 20th annual Taste of Summer, an all-you-can-eat ice cream festival, featuring the many delicious flavors of Blue Bell. Blue Bell Creameries created the festival 20 years ago as an annual way to say thanks to the community of Broken Arrow and beyond for their support. In addition to the main event of ice cream, live entertainment, cooling stations, food trucks, vendors and a Get Active Zone for all ages will also be featured. Typically, the local dance and music studios are invited to participate in providing the entertainment. “We have over 20 flavors of Blue Bell Ice Cream to try, as well as other Blue Bell novelty items,” says Lindsay Cunningham, Communications and Marketing Director of the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce.

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Local Businesses Participate in Claremore Chamber's Annual Restaurant Week

By: Tom Fink | Category: Restaurants | Issue: June 2022

Claremore is known for several things. World-class museums, five-star event centers, historic buildings, and Will Rogers. But community leaders are wanting the northeast Oklahoma town along Historic Route 66 to also be known for something else: excellent restaurants. This summer, the Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce will be bringing back Restaurant Week to showcase participating restaurants and eateries, each of whom will be offering special deals. “Restaurant Week is the chance for our Chamber members to participate in an event in which the focus is on them,” explained Barby Myers, Claremore Chamber President & CEO. “Participating restaurants will have a ‘meal deal’ or some kind of special that week to encourage other Chamber and community members to go, get a good deal, and maybe even patronize an establishment they don’t normally eat from as a way to support local businesses.” The inaugural Restaurant Week was held last year, with 25 participants, and was a “tremendous success,” Barby said – a success that the Chamber hopes to replicate again this year.

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Summer Fun with Jana Jae Events

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

Grand Lake has always been a popular destination for Oklahomans in the summer season, and Grove has three events every year that are eagerly anticipated: The American Heritage Music Festival, Cajun Fest and Jana Jae’s Fiddle Camp. Jana Jae is an American country and bluegrass fiddler, well-known for being a regular performer on Hee-Haw, where she met and married co-star Buck Owens. She continues to perform with several bands, as well as continuing solo work, and has performed with many of the best known performers in country music. She is internationally recognized, and the city of Grove is proud to have such a dynamic and talented performer within the community.

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Christmas in July

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2022

Get your Christmas stockings out early - it’s time for Christmas in July at the BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center! Top-of-the-line products and procedures are available at drastically reduced prices. “Our top procedures for Christmas in July are Botox, dermal fillers such as Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure and Bellafill, as well as our weight loss injectables,” states Melody Hawkins, of BA Med Spa. “For this reason, of course, we will be including all of the items once again for Christmas in July, with unlimited pre-purchasing; this allows our patients the opportunity to bulk buy and save for another year. We have expanded upon this by patient request and will be including two new amazing dermal fillers for the line of savings: Radiesse and Sculptra.” The staff at the BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center are very professional and knowledgeable, and at the same time friendly and welcoming; and the variety of products, programs, and services all contribute to the continuing success of their clients’ wellness needs.

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Burrows Seeks to Continue Enacting Positive Changes in Rogers County With Re-Election Bid for County Commissioner

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

What a difference a decade makes. Nearly eight years ago, Ron Burrows was among the residents of Rogers County who watched as the then-members of the Rogers County Commissioners found themselves embroiled in one controversy after another, appearing regularly – and unflatteringly - on the front page of the local paper. Frustrated and determined to see change, Burrows set out to make a difference by running – and winning – a seat on the Rogers County Board of Commissioners. “There was so much disruption in county government at the time – it was embarrassing, to say the least,” Burrows said. “You know, I grew up in corporate America, where you were held accountable for your performance. If you didn’t perform, you were fired, and I looked at the board and felt I could improve on that. I felt that the people of Rogers County deserved better and I wanted to raise the bar on the expectation of county government.” Burrows won his bid for a seat on the county commissioners that year, and this summer, he hopes to continue the good work he started almost 8 years ago, as he seeks re-election for Rogers County Commissioner District 3.

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Aviation in the Heartland: Will Rogers Fly-In Soars Back into Oologah

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

During his lifetime, Will Rogers flew higher than most – both literally and figuratively. Rising to worldwide success in Vaudeville, films, newspapers and magazines, Rogers was a man of multiple talents and passions, with one of his passions being the once-fledgling industry of aviation. This summer, Rogers, and his love of flying will be recognized with the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In and National Day of Remembrance at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in northeastern Oklahoma. “This is a traditional part of the Birthplace Ranch and the history of Will Rogers, as well as Wiley Post,” said Will Rogers Memorial Executive Director Tad Jones. “It’s been an honor for us to host this family-friendly event every year – we didn’t even cancel it during the COVID years – we managed to keep it going, and we’re thrilled to bring it back again this year.” Sponsored by the Cherokee Nation, the fly-in will begin early, with gates opening around 7:30 a.m. for the public to arrive and watch and marvel as more than 100 small-engine planes from across the state, and some from outside the state, arrive and land on the grounds of the Birthplace Ranch in nearby Oologah.

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Don’t Trust Your Cleaning Needs to Just Anyone, Make Sure You Receive The Right Touch!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: | Issue: June 2022

A business owner typically deals with many details - day-to-day decisions, hiring the right people, and ensuring that services and customer interaction are of premium quality. One of the most important points in any business is a good first impression, and the state of one’s interior is always a factor. The quality of cleanliness in any business is one of the very first impressions that customers and clients notice when entering a business facility for the first time. It also has a direct impact on employees! It is an aspect of business that sometimes gets overlooked; however, a standing service appointment with a reputable cleaning company can ensure the success of a consistent sanitary and fresh workplace. The Right Touch Cleaning company can take on this important aspect for any business. “Our services include carpet cleaning, strip and wax, window cleaning and COVID-19 disinfecting,” states owner Alvin Sanders. “We use high-quality floor waxes, strippers, floor pads and cleaning products. We also employ CDC-approved disinfectants and modern cleaning equipment.”

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City of Broken Arrow Celebrates the Opening of a New Park June 14

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

The City of Broken Arrow is celebrating the opening of a new park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 14, at 11 a.m. The neighborhood park is adjacent to a new retention pond water feature with trail connections from the park to a walking trail around the pond. Other amenities include concrete plaza areas, shade structures, picnic tables, and benches.

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Rose District and AutismOklahoma Partnership

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

The Rose District and City of Broken Arrow are excited to continue its partnership with AutismOklahoma to provide Sensory Sensitive Days in the Rose District. We have three events planned for this year, with the first coming up June 23. Meet some of your favorite princesses and superheroes for a story time and interact with real-life superheroes from the Broken Arrow Police and Fire Departments!

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OSDH Shares Biosecurity Tips on Safely Raising Backyard Poultry

By: Erica Rankin | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: May 2022

Each year, as spring arrives, many people begin or continue raising backyard poultry flocks. These flocks have been gaining in popularity over the past several years and interest in them continues to grow.

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If Not You? Who?

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

Few can dispute that we live in interesting times, and they’re particularly interesting if you’re an employer. With the impact of COVID still being felt throughout workforce, businesses and companies continue to struggle employing and retaining dependable staff members. As such, it can be challenging to find good employees – good, but not impossible. Enter Home of Hope and Rogers County Training Center.

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Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Elected Official of the Year During BA Day at the Capitol

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2022

The Broken Arrow Chamber wrapped up BA Day at the Capitol with a reception where they presented City Councilor Johnnie Parks with their 2021 Elected Official of the Year award.

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26th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

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

The Castle invites one and all to join the festivities of the 26th 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 and traveling Acrobats! We celebrate the joyous return of the festival on Saturday April 30th. The patrons of Castleton shall be welcomed through the village gates by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth and her Court of Nobles. Season Passes are now available on www.okcastle.com. Daily passes will with go live on March 1st (Great idea for unique gift options this spring).

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Don’t Trust Your Cleaning Needs to Just Anyone, Make Sure You Receive The Right Touch!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Professional Services | Issue: May 2022

A business owner typically deals with many details - day-to-day decisions, hiring the right people, and ensuring that services and customer interaction are of premium quality. One of the most important points in any business is a good first impression, and the state of one’s interior is always a factor.

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Special Events Planned at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch

By: Kathy Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2022

Spring kicks off a whole new list of activities and entertainment at the Will Rogers Museum and Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch. There are monthly events such as Family Days, Learning Lectures, Will’s Cowboy Trader Days, and Movie Nights. Moreover, this year’s plans for their MAIN EVENTS include an April 20,000 egg Easter Egg Hunt, Will’s Wild West Kids Camp in June, in July kids will love staying overnight in the Memorial Museum at Overnight at the Chuckwagon, the spectacular Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-in comes in August, Halloween Night, Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival and movie-making Dog-Iron Awards dominate November, and Will’s Country Christmas and Santa Pictures round out the holiday season.

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Officer, Firefighter of the Year Announced

By: Aaron McColloch | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2022

The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce announced the Officer and Firefighter of the Year at its Annual Awards Gala Feb. 5, 2022. Congratulations to Broken Arrow Police Department Detective Brett Burton and Broken Arrow Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic Seth Rich!

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MWP Cleaning Services: Leaders in Residential Cleaning, Sanitation, Decontamination

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2022

A year after founding Midwest Pathogend Services – a leader in whole-space disinfection and decontamination services – Midwest Pathogend Services decided to bring their specialized brand of cleaning services to residential spaces.

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Everyone's Invited to this FRIENDSHIP EVENT!

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

In America, there are few things more traditional than the family picnic. This May, the members of the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club are bringing back one of their own community friendship traditions with the annual “Old Fashioned Picnic” in northeast Oklahoma – and the public is invited.

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The Art of Woodcarving: The 2022 Woodcarving and Arts Festival

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2022

The art and utilitarian skill of wood carving is one of the oldest, most time-honored crafts in the world. It is an ability that has numerous benefits – producing an object for use, creating beautiful works of art, and having a marketable skill. Wood crafting also has many mind and spirit benefits; it is a calming, stress reducing activity, harnesses creativity, provides a meditative state, and connects the artisan to nature.

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Cherokee National Treasure to be Featured at Rt. 66 Native Arts Alliance Gala

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

Rt. 66 Native Arts Alliance is a collective of Native American volunteers and creatives who, among other things, showcase the work of various artists at the Vault Gallery in Catoosa, right off historic Route 66. As the group is made up of volunteers and is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization, funding is made possible through a variety of sources, chief among them being donations and fundraisers. This summer, the group will be hosting the biggest of these fundraisers, namely, the annual Rt. 66 Native Arts Alliance Gala.

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Bowl for Kids' Sake

By: Cat Miller | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2022

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma is excited to announce the return of our signature fundraising event, Bowl for Kids’ Sake (BFKS), at Andy B’s Tuesday, July 19, at 6 p.m. BFKS is a peer-to-peer style fundraising effort that relies on groups (or teams) of businesses, families, and organizations in the Tulsa community to come together and raise money to benefit our mission of creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

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Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo Returns to Northeastern Oklahoma

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

After pleasing crowds for more than three-quarters of a century, drawing contestants from across the state, region and country, and being named by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and the Woman’s Rodeo Association (WRPA) as Small Rodeo of the Year, what’s next for the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo?

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Spring Cleaning!

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2022

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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The Bixby Green Corn Festival Returns!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2022

Even the mildest of winter seasons can leave us longing for spring and summer; to be able to put away the heavy coats and jackets, the chilly weather sweaters and boots, and to be outside in the sunshine and the greenery during the warm months. This is the time of year that people like most to spend time with family and friends in the sun drenched outdoors and is especially delightful to enjoy at a festival. One such event to look forward to is the Bixby Green Corn Festival, held annual every fourth Thursday, Friday and Saturday in June.

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Mark Your Calendars for a FUN TIME in Broken Arrow!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2022

Oklahoma hosts many festivals that are praise-worthy; and one of the biggest festivals is Rooster Days in Broken Arrow. The annual Rooster Days Festival dates have recently changed – the previously announced dates took place in May, but the new dates are now June 9 through June 12. Other changes, all progressive, are also occurring and add to the overall enjoyment of the festivities.

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Destination Claremore Photo Contest

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2022

We want to put your best Claremore, Oklahoma photo in the spotlight. During your visit to this vibrant town take a great photo and upload it to our Valuenews.com website ‘SUBMIT A PHOTO’ gallery and you will be entered to win up to $500 Cash!

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Catoosa Chamber of Commerce Honors Community Leaders and Businesses

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

Catoosa Chamber of Commerce 2022 Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony was a night full of fun and pride for Catoosa. The Chamber recognized Catoosa’s finest individuals and businesses at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino April 2, 2022. Master of Ceremonies LeAnne Taylor, News on 6, delighted the audience with her commentary as she kept the evening flowing.

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Let Your Jewelry do the Talking

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

Adding quality touches of shine and sparkle wakes up your wardrobe like nothing else. Whatever your gender, age, or race – everyone can wear jewelry! Creating your fabulous look doesn’t involve clothes and shoes alone. Possibly, the best outfit can look boring, plain or average without a fun pair of earrings or a terrific necklace.

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Route 66 Road Fest to Celebrate Heritage, History of Historic Route 66

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2022

The “Mother of All Road Fests” will be rolling into Oklahoma this June. Dubbed the Route 66 Road Fest, this celebration of America’s Mother Road, aka, Route 66, will be making a stop in Oklahoma City and Tulsa June 18-19 and June 25-26, respectively. With the coming 100-year-anniversary of Route 66, the American Automobile Association (AAA) will be starting the celebration early with two weekends to celebrate America’s rich history and give motorists the opportunity to experience Route 66 like never before.

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Tuesdays in the Park

By: Janie Green | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2022

Tuesdays in the Park is a long-running success for arts in Broken Arrow. Tuesday evenings in June a musical performance is presented on an outdoor stage in Central Park. The grassy slope of the park provides an excellent amphitheater for the crowds relaxing and listening and dancing. Tuesdays in the Park is free to attend and appropriate for families.

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Muscogee Nation, City of Broken Arrow Leaders Gather for “Historic” Meeting

By: Aaron McColloch | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2022

Blessed. Encouraged. Historic. Those were the words City of Broken Arrow and Muscogee Nation officials used to describe the first-of-its-kind meeting between the two governments’ legislative bodies on Tuesday, May 3.

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National ‘Kids to Parks Day’ May 21

By: Lesa Jones | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2022

Nienhuis Park and Ray Harral Nature Center will host two events celebrating National Kids to Parks Day on May 21. Kids to Parks Day is a national day of outdoor play celebrated annually on the third Saturday in May. The event is in its 12th year and is in coordination with the National Park Trust and Broken Arrow Parks and Recreation and its purpose is to encourage people to discover and explore the outdoors at local, state, and national parks.

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Direct Mail and Digital Marketing for Restaurants: How to Drive In-Store and Online Sales

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Professional Services | Issue: May 2022

Why are discounts a key to connecting with buyers in your area? Integrating deals and discounts into your marketing and advertising plan helps customers connect and reconnect with your business. Nowadays, everyone is looking for a good deal. Is your business benefitting from this demand?

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Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Elected Official of the Year During BA Day at the Capitol

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2022

The Broken Arrow Chamber wrapped up BA Day at the Capitol with a reception where they presented City Councilor Johnnie Parks with their 2021 Elected Official of the Year award. City Councilor Johnnie Parks has spent the last forty-three years serving Broken Arrow as a City Councilor, Vice Mayor, and as a member of the Planning Commission. Councilor Parks served as the Ward One City Councilor from 1979 to 1994, he was a member of the Planning Commission from 1995 to 2011 and was elected to the At Large seat for City Council in 2011 and this is the seat he currently still holds.

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A Tribute to Gus Hardin, Debbie Campbell, Betsy Smittle and The Tulsa Sound

By: Carol Matza | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2022

Tulsa was jamming on a world stage back in the early 1970s and 80s, developing their own sound that made a four-corner impact across the globe. The energy created by an immensely talented group of Oklahoma musicians will be re-created May 15th at Cain’s Ballroom, a venue that many Tulsa Sound artists called home. This tribute concert will pay honor to three amazing female artists, Gus Hardin, Debbie Campbell and Betsy Smittle, although no longer with us, these women have left a legacy that will live on for years to come.

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Meet Tulsa Nail Pro Debbie Edmonds

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2022

Warmer weather is rapidly approaching, which means sandals and flip flops – are your toenails ready? Debbie Edmonds of Reveal Salon & Aesthetics is prepared to take care of all your nail needs. “I have been a nail technician for 34 years,” says Edmonds. “I took my training at the Broken Arrow Beauty College, and then I started at Friends and Co at 61st and Sheridan. A lady named Ellen encouraged clients to come to me, and they did – I still have clients who have been coming to me since. I’ve been very blessed to have the people in my life that I do. We’ve been through a lot together in 34 years.”

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MWP Cleaning Services: Leaders in Residential Cleaning, Sanitation, Decontamination

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2022

A year after founding Midwest Pathogend Services – a leader in whole-space disinfection and decontamination services – Midwest Pathogend Services decided to bring their specialized brand of cleaning services to residential spaces.

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Hall of Fame to Honor Noted Alumni

By: Joe Johnston | Category: Education | Issue: April 2022

What do rock and roll legend Leon Russell and S. E. Hinton, author of The Outsiders, have in common? They are both members of the Tulsa Will Rogers High School Hall of Fame. They’ll be joined by a new class of Hall of Fame inductees during long-awaited ceremonies this month.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma: Taste of Tulsa 2022, Tickets on Sale Now!

By: Cat Miller | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2022

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma in Tulsa is pleased to invite sponsors, restaurants and attendees to wine, dine and shine at our Taste of Tulsa fundraising gala on April 30 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sequoyah Ballroom. Spend an evening tasting fine foods from local restaurants, auction bidding, live music by the band Hypnotik and so much more!

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Direct Mail and Digital Marketing for Restaurants: How to Drive In-Store and Online Sales

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2022

Why are discounts a key to connecting with buyers in your area? Integrating deals and discounts into your marketing and advertising plan helps customers connect and reconnect with your business. Nowadays, everyone is looking for a good deal. Is your business benefitting from this demand?

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Don’t Trust Your Cleaning Needs to Just Anyone, Make Sure You Receive The Right Touch!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2022

A business owner typically deals with many details - day-to-day decisions, hiring the right people, and ensuring that services and customer interaction are of premium quality. One of the most important points in any business is a good first impression, and the state of one’s interior is always a factor.

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Broken Arrow Rooster Days Changes Dates to June 9-12, 2022

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2022

Oklahoma’s longest running festival, Rooster Days, is proud to announce the hiring of a new carnival company, Wagner’s Carnival, LLC. “We are thrilled to be able to provide the Broken Arrow and surrounding communities with new ride options, new promotions, and an updated midway experience.” said Jennifer Conway, President, and CEO of the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce. “We are looking forward to a great relationship with Wagner’s Carnival and all the new amenities and promotions they will provide to the Rooster Days festival,” continued Conway. With this new carnival comes new dates, June 9-12, 2022. These dates will replace the previously announced May dates and the festival will remain in June moving forward.

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Broken Arrow Chamber Annual Gala Awards Recipients

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2022

Saturday, Feb. 5, the Broken Arrow Chamber hosted their Annual Gala at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center. This year’s black-tie masquerade ball was an elegant evening where achievements in business and community leadership in Broken Arrow were recognized and celebrated. There were 15 awards given out to a range of businesses and business leaders. The award committee is comprised of a committee including past award winners.

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Officer, Firefighter of the Year Announced

By: Aaron McColloch | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2022

The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce announced the Officer and Firefighter of the Year at its Annual Awards Gala Feb. 5, 2022. Congratulations to Broken Arrow Police Department Detective Brett Burton and Broken Arrow Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic Seth Rich!

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Rose District Farmers Market Now Accepting SNAP and SFMNP

By: Lesa Jones | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2022

When the Rose District Farmers Market opens its 19th season Saturday, April 2, it will be the first-time eligible shoppers can use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at the market. “These programs ensure that all citizens of Broken Arrow have the opportunity to shop from our fine vendors,” said Community Development Director Larry Curtis. “This has been years in the making and through team effort, this coming season, we will be able to offer the program.”

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Hope and Empowerment for Oklahomans with Disabilities

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

Home of Hope and subsidiaries Rogers County Training Center and Delaware County Friendship Homes serve more than 250 individuals in NE Oklahoma. They are an exceptional resource and are here to help if you need information about services for an intellectually disabled individual. Residential, vocational, and activities are three main services you will receive at Home of Hope. Residential services are highly tailored to the needs of each person to provide balance of support and independence. Their vocational programs offer opportunities to participate in the workforce and earn a paycheck. Awesome activities are fun and help develop friendships and the spirit of accomplishment. There are a variety of activities for many interests and include Olympics, equestrian events and more.

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The Cabinetry Authority

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2022

When planning your kitchen or bath remodel, one of the most important considerations is to know exactly what you want. That’s mainly because that decision affects the entire flow of your project. When you don’t know exactly what you want you will drive contractors crazy, drain time and increase expenses. Premium Cabinets of Tulsa, are here to help you with undoubtedly the most important part of your kitchen remodeling decision – the cabinetry. Properly designed cabinetry is key to the overall function of your kitchen. As a family-owned and operated business, they specialize in helping both individuals and contractors with all-wood cabinetry at the best value, without cutting corners. They feature the latest styles, colors, and hardware for your design specifications.

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Expert Advice for a More Energy Efficient Home

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2022

Older homes can be made more energy efficient with smart upgrades that result in lower utility bills, and added benefits of increasing the value, comfort and beauty of your home. Investing in your home’s exterior, windows, attic, and roof are all environmentally-friendly improvements with energy-saving payoffs. Millennials (in 2022 ages 25 and 40 years) are one of the largest home buying segments today. They are economical and are ecological-minded purchasers whose buying decisions rest on energy efficiency to save money and leave a lower carbon footprint. Community Builders, Inc. is a local team who provides answers to your home energy efficiency needs.

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No Bull: Mutton Busting is a Crowd Pleaser at Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo

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

When it comes to rodeo fun, there’s nuttin’ like mutton. At the upcoming Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo, young cowboys and cowgirls who qualify will get the chance to test their mettle at this wild and woolly – very woolly – fan-favorite event.

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Local History-Makers to be Recognized at Claremore Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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

Sometimes, the most enduring legacies can come from the least likely of places. Like many towns in Oklahoma, Claremore has its share of distinguished current and former residents, but it wasn’t until J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum Director Wayne McCombs was coming off the turnpike one day that the idea was born to honor them in a lasting way.

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Special Events Planned at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2022

Spring kicks off a whole new list of activities and entertainment at the Will Rogers Museum and Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch. There are monthly events such as Family Days, Learning Lectures, Will’s Cowboy Trader Days, and Movie Nights. Moreover, this year’s plans for their MAIN EVENTS include an April 20,000 egg Easter Egg Hunt, Will’s Wild West Kids Camp in June, in July kids will love staying overnight in the Memorial Museum at Overnight at the Chuckwagon, the spectacular Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-in comes in August, Halloween Night, Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival and movie-making Dog-Iron Awards dominate November, and Will’s Country Christmas and Santa Pictures round out the holiday season.

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Drive-Thru Recycling and Litter Clean-Up

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

Residents around Broken Arrow are gearing up to beautify the city! The annual Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful Trash Bash & Recycling Rally is back! Join us Saturday, Apr. 9, at Events Park, located at 21101 E. 101st, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for a day of litter cleanup and recycling collection. You do not need to be part of a cleanup group to participate in the drive-through recycling event.

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Making Dreams Come True for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

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

Pathways Adult Learning Center is hosting its 5th annual Dream Maker Luncheon on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at the Silo Event Center to raise support for the Pathways continuing education program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This 1-hour event is free to attend, but you must pre-register by April 15th. Attendees will hear about the program’s impact on the disability community, enjoy a choir performance from Pathways students and hear from a Pathways parent about their family’s experience. Pathways will provide an opportunity for attendees to donate, but donations are not required.

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Tulsa Performing Arts Center Youth Choir Auditions

By: Amanda Nichols | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2022

The Tulsa Performing Arts Center Youth Choir (TPAC Youth Choir) will be directed by Jeremy Stevens and will nurture and inspire students ages 11 through 18, promoting student achievement through quality music education, community engagement and the pursuit of artistic excellence. Through the TPAC Youth Choir, we envision a future where excellence in choral singing is valued and supported for all children in the community, bridging culture, ethnicities and economic backgrounds. There is an annual fee of $150 per member, but qualifying families can receive financial aid.

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Pocahontas Club Brings Annual Old-Fashioned Picnic Back to the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2022

In America, there are few things more traditional than the family picnic. This May, the members of the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club are bringing back one of their own traditions with the annual “Old Fashioned Picnic” in northeast Oklahoma – and the public is invited. “The (Old Fashioned) picnic is an event that’s been happening ever since the Pocahontas Club was founded in 1899, when picnics were the social gatherings of the day,” said Ollie Starr, longtime Pocahontas Club member. “As our club members are caretakers of the (Cherokee) culture, heritage and communities, we’ve continued to have this picnic every year, as it’s become one of our many traditions.”

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26th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival Six Weekends of Merriment!

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

The Castle invites one and all to join the festivities of the 26th 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 and traveling Acrobats! We celebrate the joyous return of the festival on Saturday April 30th. The patrons of Castleton shall be welcomed through the village gates by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth and her Court of Nobles. Season Passes are now available on www.okcastle.com. Daily passes will with go live on March 1st (Great idea for unique gift options this spring).

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Vintage Market Days Celebrates 10 Years of Success in Tulsa

By: Angi Bruss | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2022

What started out as a fun hobby has created 10 years of success on a scale larger than Dianna Brown could have imagined. Brown is the owner and co-founder of Vintage Market Days, an upscale, vintage-inspired, indoor/outdoor market. Ten years ago, Vintage Market Days started off in a pumpkin patch, quickly outgrew that space, and made its way to downtown Tulsa. It ultimately ended up in the Creek County Fairgrounds. During the last 10 years, Vintage Market Days has created a franchise with almost 60 territories in 25 different states. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Vintage Market Days, www.vintagemarketdays.com/market/tulsa, the Tulsa event “Let’s Eat Cake” will be held April 29 - May 1, 2022.

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Destination Claremore Photo Contest

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2022

We want to put your best Claremore, Oklahoma photo in the spotlight. During your visit to this vibrant town take a great photo and upload it to our Valuenews.com website ‘SUBMIT A PHOTO’ gallery and you will be entered to win up to $500 Cash!

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23rd Annual Homeowner’s Association Workshop Saturday, April 16

By: Lesa Jones | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2022

The 2022 Broken Arrow Homeowners Association Workshop is back Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Stoney Creek Conference Center, across the street from the Bass Pro Shop. In its 23rd year, the City of Broken Arrow’s free annual workshop is an opportunity to get answers to property and neighborhood questions from a variety of experts in the know. The workshop is open to all, and you are not required to be a homeowner or HOA member to attend. 

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Let Your Jewelry Do the Talking

By: Value News | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2022

Adding quality touches of shine and sparkle wakes up your wardrobe like nothing else. Whatever your gender, age, or race – everyone can wear jewelry! Creating your fabulous look doesn’t involve clothes and shoes alone. Possibly, the best outfit can look boring, plain or average without a fun pair of earrings or a terrific necklace.

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Cherokee Ethnobiology, March 21, 2022 — 7 p.m.

By: Value News | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2022

Cherokee Ethnobiology is the study of how Cherokee people interact with their environment. The first half of the presentation focuses on Cherokee Heirloom crops and the Cherokee Nation Seed Bank. The second half focuses on cultural forestry and highlights many of the native plants that are important for cultural and medicinal purposes.

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New for Spring at District on Main

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

District on Main, located at 406 W. Will Rogers Blvd. in Claremore, offers an extensive selection of ladies apparel, home accessories and gifts that appeal to all ages, regions, and personal tastes. Brighton jewelry and accessories are a fashion leader at The District, as well as numerous other brands like Ink & Alloy, Kendra Scott, Free People, z Supply, Tribal and Liverpool. The District Owner, Cari Bohannan is passionate about daily fashion and everyday dressing, the best color combinations that are purely unique so you can be uniquely you.

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Take a Route 66 Spring Break in Nearby Claremore

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

Do you need a day to get-a-way? Give yourself a spring break in Claremore where you can casually stroll antique and vintage shops, enjoy beautiful Claremore Lake, be fascinated with Claremore’s Native American history, wonderful collection of parks and museums, and dine in their many restaurants.

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BA Chamber Annual Gala Awards Recipients

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2022

Saturday, Feb. 5, the Broken Arrow Chamber hosted their Annual Gala at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center. This year’s black-tie masquerade ball was an elegant evening where achievements in business and community leadership in Broken Arrow were recognized and celebrated.

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Rose District Farmers Market Now Accepting SNAP and SFMNP

By: Lesa Jones | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2022

When the Rose District Farmers Market opens its 19th season Saturday, April 2, it will be the first-time eligible shoppers can use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at the market.

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Build Your Career in Broken Arrow, Get an edge after the classroom by joining Broken Arrow Young Professionals.

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2022

Peer-to-peer career groups create a space for young professionals to build self-confidence and gain essential knowledge to set and achieve work related goals. Finding ways to connect classroom subject matter, everyday life and career aspirations can be a challenge. Joining a young professionals group provides activities and access to throw yourself into the mix and experience firsthand solutions to navigating your burgeoning career.

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Where to Meet Home & Garden Providers in March

By: Tom Fink | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2022

The Rogers County Builders and Tulsa Home Builders Associations have teamed up to help connect you with some of the best home and garden products and services in our area. The Claremore Home & Garden show is a two-day event, March 25–26, 2022, at the Claremore Expo Center. This a very efficient way to discover new products and find qualified Vendors for your home and garden needs. It’s a good balance of providers, food and fun for the entire family….and ADMISSION IS FREE!

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Expert Advice for a More Energy Efficient Home

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2022

Older homes can be made more energy efficient with smart upgrades that result in lower utility bills, and added benefits of increasing the value, comfort and beauty of your home. Investing in your home’s exterior, windows, attic, and roof are all environmentally-friendly improvements with energy-saving payoffs.

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Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Announce the Officers for 2022

By: Debra West | Category: Rogers County | Issue: March 2022

Introducing the Officers for 2022, President Celeste Tillery, Vice President Monta Ewing, Secretary Linda Coleman and Treasurer Alice Meledeo. With a new year beginning, we are hopeful and we are continuing to plan and prepare for upcoming events, that are open to the public, such as the “Old Fashion Picnic” in May at the Will Rogers birthplace ranch, the “Hats off to Will” Will Rogers Days, birthday tribute and the Wreath Laying Ceremony at Will Rogers Memorial Museum in November, not to mention all the other social and cultural events that we promote and participate in, throughout the year.

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Raising Confident Leaders

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

If there was a playbook for setting your children up for success it would include providing them with the best opportunities to develop their character and potential. Many parents choose martial arts as one method to help raise confident leaders. Martial arts programs have long been successful for instilling habits to maximize physical, mental and social skills. Children, adults and families have benefited from these kinds of programs and proven that it’s never too early – or - too late to learn to become the most exceptional person we were meant to be.

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Pro Advice and Design Help for Your Kitchen Remodel

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2022

When planning your kitchen or bath remodel, one of the most important considerations is to know exactly what you want. That’s mainly because that decision affects the entire flow of your project. When you don’t know exactly what you want you will drive contractors crazy, drain time and increase expenses. Premium Cabinets of Tulsa, are here to help you with undoubtedly the most important part of your kitchen remodeling decision – the cabinetry.

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Catoosa's Vault Gallery

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

A newly established art gallery along the Mother Road in northeast Oklahoma will be showcasing the works of Native American artisans. Just off Route 66 in Catoosa, the Vault Gallery is the culmination of the aspirations and efforts of a group of dedicated Native American artists and volunteers.

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'Jazz' Up Your Look with Jasmine Sampson, Precision barbering techniques for the perfect haircut.

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2022

Barbering is a profession that dates all the way back to ancient Egypt, and has a rich history. It was once a field dominated by males; but now, more and more women are entering the career of barbering. An essential service, half of all barbers are now women, according to the National Barber Museum. A talented local, Jasmine Sampson, is one of these illustrious women.

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Don't Trust Your Cleaning Needs to Just Anyone - Make Sure You Receive the Right Touch!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Professional Services | Issue: March 2022

A business owner typically deals with many details - day-to-day decisions, hiring the right people, and ensuring that services and customer interaction are of premium quality. One of the most important points in any business is a good first impression, and the state of one’s interior is always a factor.

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Effective and Interactive Virtual Program for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

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

Pathways Adult Learning Center is a unique Christian program dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for adults with intellectual disabilities. Students 16 years and older can learn virtually from the comfort and safety of their homes while connecting with their peers and teachers.

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Home of Hope's Golf Classic, '19th Hole' Silent Auction Returns

By: Tom Fink | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2022

For generations, Home of Hope has served members of the community dealing with intellectual or developmental disadvantages to create opportunities and provide, as the name implies, hope. Hope for a better life. Hope to contribute to society. Hope to have the opportunity to make a difference. One means by which Home of Hope does this is by way of its annual benefit golf tournament, the proceeds of which go to benefit the Home of Hope subsidiary, Rogers County Training Center.

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Oklahoma's Number One Ranking for Disabled Veterans

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

Rep. Jay Steagall, R-Yukon, and Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Owasso, House and Senate Chairs of the Oklahoma Legislative Veterans Caucus, today applauded the hard work of the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA), as well as numerous veteran service organizations, who worked to make Oklahoma number one among the 50 states for veterans, per capita, in receipt of federal, service-connected disability benefits.

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AVB Bank Hires Destiny Campos, Stone Wood Hills Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2022

AVB Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Destiny Campos. Campos serves as Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager at the Stone Wood Hills branch, located at 2201 North Elm Place in Broken Arrow.

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City Council Approves New Plan to Transform New Orleans Square

By: Lesa Jones | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2022

The City Council unanimously approved a new Overlay District that reimagines New Orleans Square at the meeting on Feb. 15. This new urban design framework comes after more than two years of consultations and study with area property owners, two consulting firms, City staff, and a seven-person New Orleans Square Advisory Committee. The new zoning document will guide the area’s future growth surrounding the intersection of West New Orleans Street and South Elm Place.

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Officer, Firefighter of the Year Announced

By: Aaron McColloch | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2022

The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce announced the Officer and Firefighter of the Year at its Annual Awards Gala Feb. 5, 2022. Congratulations to Broken Arrow Police Department Detective Brett Burton and Broken Arrow Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic Seth Rich!

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Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Higher Education Scholarship Applications Now Available

By: Debra West | Category: Rogers County | Issue: March 2022

Attention graduating seniors, Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club Higher Education Scholarship applications for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic school year are available.

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Walk a Mile in Their Shoes Fundraiser Benefits Safenet Services

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

Safenet Services is asking people to put themselves in the shoes of those affected by sexual or domestic violence — literally. Walk a Mile in Their Shoes is a family friendly walk-a-thon with the goal of bringing attention to sexual assault and domestic violence in the Claremore community by challenging participants to literally walk 1 mile in a victim’s proverbial shoes.

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No Bull: Mutton Busting is a Crowd Pleaser at Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo

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

When it comes to rodeo fun, there’s nuttin’ like mutton. At the upcoming Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo, young cowboys and cowgirls who qualify will get the chance to test their mettle at this wild and woolly – very woolly – fan-favorite event.

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Something to Crow About, the 91st Annual Rooster Days Celebration

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2022

May is christened after the Greek goddess Maia, who was the guardian of plants; it is known for the loveliest part of spring, the end of the school year…and Rooster Days! Broken Arrow’s Rooster Days celebration is the longest-running festival in Oklahoma, and this year marks its 91st anniversary. It began in 1931, when farmers would bring their excess roosters to market. Competitions for the biggest, loudest and best roosters were held, and the day was filled with a festive atmosphere; as the years progressed, more and more entertainment and activities were added as the event grew.

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SpringFest Returns for its 67th Year

By: Stephani Freeman | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2022

Spring harkens the singing of frogs, warming temperatures, and gardeners dreaming of where to put all the new plants they just have to have this year. If this scene speaks to you, then SpringFest at Woodward Park is an event you won’t want to miss. The annual SpringFest garden market is one of the largest educational events hosted by the Tulsa Garden Center each year, and the longest running garden market in the state.

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OSDH Invites Oklahomans to Create ‘Blue Ribbon Trees’ for Child Abuse Prevention Month

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

More than 14,000 Oklahoma children suffered abuse and neglect in 2021. In an effort to raise public awareness for child abuse prevention, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is inviting organizations and individuals to decorate trees with blue ribbons during April for National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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March 2022 Events in Catoosa!

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

March 17, St. Patrick's Day at the Vault Gallery celebrating the Choctaw-Irish Connection. Free and open to the public, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., corned beef and cabbage. Special exhibit - Choctaw Beadwork, featured Choctaw artists - Jerry Bob Henry and Gwen Coleman Lester, music by Deanna DeValve.

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Broken Arrow celebrates Arbor Day March 22

By: Lesa Jones | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2022

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Arbor Day, students from Oakcrest Elementary, members of the City Council, and the BA Parks & Recreation Department will plant trees at Arrowhead Park, 300 E. Washington St. on March 22, beginning at 10 a.m.

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KRISTIN CHENOWETH BROADWAY BOOT CAMP AUDITIONS SET, CAMP WILL RETURN IN PERSON SUMMER 2022

By: Kim Vento | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2022

An open casting call for students currently in grades 8-12 will take place beginning March 4, 2022, via video audition submissions for the seventh annual Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Boot Camp, to be held in person at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. This year, Ms. Chenoweth herself, along with a team of A-list Broadway professionals, will collaborate with the students, offering insight into the world of performing arts for aspiring entertainers.

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BAFD’s first Smoke Diver recognized

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

"Helping people every day and getting to run into burning buildings, that's exciting," said Broken Arrow Firefighter Wade Ambrose. "That's my kind of job!" Ambrose just completed the Oklahoma Smoke Diver program and became the first Smoke Diver for the Broken Arrow Fire Department and one of only 50 in the state. The Oklahoma Smoke Diver Program is a 501 (C) non-profit organization based on the original Georgia Smoke Diver Program.

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Smith Hosts Veterans PTSD Awareness Campout

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

Rep. David Smith, R-Arpelar, is sponsoring the First Annual Veterans PTSD Awareness Campout April 1-3 at Scipio Campground in Scipio, OK. The event is endorsed by the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA). "Many of our veterans come home from service to our country suffering from PTSD and other health- and mental-health related effects," Smith said. "Veteran suicide rates are also very high. I worked with people from southeast Oklahoma to pull together an event that will give our veterans and their family members some needed support."

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Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Bootcamp Applications Due April 1st

By: Kim Vento | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2022

Emmy Award winning Director and Choreographer Kenny Ortega will take the reins as Camp Director for this summer’s Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Bootcamp. Ortega & Chenoweth have a long history working with each other including their triumph on the Disney Channel, “Descendants”, and of course, the PBS special "Coming Home” filmed at the Kristin Chenoweth Theater in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

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What's Keeping You from Losing Weight?

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

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. BA Med Spa & Weight-Loss is one of Tulsa Metro’s most advanced leaders in providing effective healthy weight-loss and aesthetics treatments. 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 suit the needs of each client, and they are progressive in keeping up with the latest in technology and trends.

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It's Not too Late to Join the Claremore Home & Garden Show, March 25 – 26

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 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 takes 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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Thank You for Keeping Us Local

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 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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Small Rodeo of the Year

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 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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News on 6 - Tulsa Women's Expo with a Cause, Feb. 19-20

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 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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Expert Advice for a More Energy Efficient Home

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2022

Older homes can be made more energy-efficient with smart upgrades that result in lower utility bills, and added benefits of increasing the value, comfort and beauty of your home. Investing in your home’s exterior, windows, attic, and roof are all environmentally-friendly improvements with energy-saving payoffs.

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Annual Wild Onion Feast Honors Cultural Traditions

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

Spring is coming. As the cold of winter ebbs and the warmth of spring returns to Oklahoma, the sights, sounds, and traditions of the season return along with it. For the members of the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club that means the annual welcoming of the season with the Wild Onion Feast.

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Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Announce the Officers for 2022

By: Debra West | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2022

Introducing the Officers for 2022, President Celeste Tillery, Vice President Monta Ewing, Secretary Linda Coleman and Treasurer Alice Meledeo. With a new year beginning, we are hopeful and we are continuing to plan and prepare for upcoming events, that are open to the public, such as the “Old Fashion Picnic” in May at the Will Rogers birthplace ranch, the “Hats off to Will” Will Rogers Days, birthday tribute and the Wreath Laying Ceremony at Will Rogers Memorial Museum in November, not to mention all the other social and cultural events that we promote and participate in, throughout the year.

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Regardless of Property's Taxable Value, Tulsa County Assessor Says 'The tax cap is your friend.'

By: Tom Fink | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2022

It’s the responsibility of the Tulsa County Assessor’s office to put an accurate, fair market value on all property in Tulsa County, as of the lawful assessment date, with that date being Jan. 1. According to Assessor John Wright, the reason for this is twofold: One, so that everyone is treated equally, and two, the property assessment is half of what ends up being the property tax bill (the value times the millage rate).

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Gala Time! Tulsa Making a Difference by Uncorking the Cure

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

On Friday, March 4, 2022, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will present their 20th Annual Uncorking the Cure for MS fundraising gala at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Tulsa. This important event is your opportunity to contribute while also enjoying the exciting activities of the evening. You can help fuel solutions for everyone by participating, donating or volunteering in this event.

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Vault Gallery Showcases Native American Art

By: Tom Fink | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2022

A newly established art gallery along the Mother Road in northeast Oklahoma will be showcasing the works of Native American artisans. Just off Route 66 in Catoosa, the Vault Gallery is the culmination of the aspirations and efforts of a group of dedicated Native American artists and volunteers. The group? The Route 66 Native Arts Alliance.

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Build Your Career in Broken Arrow

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

Peer-to-peer career groups create a space for young professionals to build self-confidence and gain essential knowledge to set and achieve work related goals. Finding ways to connect classroom subject matter, everyday life and career aspirations can be a challenge. Joining a young professionals group provides activities and access to throw yourself into the mix and experience firsthand solutions to navigating your burgeoning career.

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What are the Most Popular Kitchen Cabinets?

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2022

It doesn’t feel like it right now, but spring is less than two months away; and what better way to greet the new season than with a new look for your home? Renovating the cabinets in your house can give an all-new appearance to your kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms and hallways, as well as providing much-needed extra space. Premium Cabinets of Tulsa, a locally owned and operated family business, offers high quality in every aspect of service to their customers.

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Tulsa Will Rogers Students Visit Outsiders House

By: Joe Johnston | Category: Education | Issue: February 2022

Over 200 sixth grade students from Tulsa’s Will Rogers Middle School visited the Outsiders House and Museum in a one-of-a-kind immersive learning experience. The outing was part of their English class, along with reading the book, The Outsiders, watching the movie of the same title, and discussing it all in class. The Outsiders, first published in 1967, was written by Will Rogers High School alumna, S. E. Hinton, and the Outsiders House was the central location for filming the iconic motion picture, The Outsiders. The house was restored to the way it looked during filming, and the museum added, by owner Danny O’Connor.

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Raising Confident Leaders

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

If there was a playbook for setting your children up for success it would include providing them with the best opportunities to develop their character and potential. Many parents choose martial arts as one method to help raise confident leaders. Martial arts programs have long been successful for instilling habits to maximize physical, mental and social skills. Children, adults and families have benefited from these kinds of programs and proven that it’s never too early – or - too late to learn to become the most exceptional person we were meant to be.

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

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 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: February 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: February 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: February 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: February 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: February 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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BAEDC gives Annual Presentation to City of Broken Arrow

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

The Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation (BAEDC) reported at the February 1, 2022, City Council Meeting that 369 new jobs with a local economic impact of over $28 million were announced in 2021, as well as over $36 million in new capital investment by existing companies.

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The World Is Coming to Broken Arrow

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

People from across the country and around the world are coming to Broken Arrow to attend one of Kenneth Hagin Ministries’ biggest events—Winter Bible Seminar and Rhema Worldwide Homecoming. The conference will take place on the Rhema USA campus February 20–25. All are welcome to attend!

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Broken Arrow Veterans Center to Host Veterans Information Event

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

The Broken Arrow Veterans Center will be hosting a Q&A forum-style event for local veterans to ask questions and learn about resources available to veterans.

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