Value News Articles–2024

Cabinetry Innovations from Premium Cabinets

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2024

It has been noted that the average family will spend over 400 hours a year in their kitchen. Why not make that the best possible time together?

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Cristi West with Nexa Mortgage Helps You Create a Roadmap to Homeownership

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2024

Nexa Mortgage broker, Cristi West has been helping potential buyers and realtors alike for over 25 years.

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Unbiased Help From Everything Insurance Group

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2024

Now is the best time to take a strong hard look at all your insurance coverages and get an annual review.

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LCI Concrete Specializes in Driveways

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2024

Your driveway is the first impression of your home and there are many options to improve its overall good looks and curb appeal.

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An Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Tradition

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2024

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club will host its much-anticipated annual ‘old-fashioned’ Picnic on May 18th, 2024 from 10am-2pm.

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Mosquito Squad of Tulsa

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2024

Mosquito Squad of Tulsa is a community-focused organization that helps protect residential and commercial properties from pests, particularly mosquitoes, that can carry harmful diseases.

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City of Broken Arrow Announces Park Closure

By: Lesa Jones | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2024

The City of Broken Arrow has announced that Events Park, 21101 E. 101st St., will be closed for events beginning May 27 until further notice to facilitate the construction of the public infrastructure improvements and the development of the Sunset at Broken Arrow Amphitheater.

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City of Broken Arrow Launches Broken Arrow Transit

By: Lesa Jones | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2024

The City of Broken Arrow has launched a new way to get around BA—Broken Arrow Transit. This convenient, affordable micro-transit pilot program is an innovative, on-demand, curb-to-curb public transportation service.

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Springfest at Tulsa Garden Center

By: Briana Hefley-Shepard | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2024

Tulsa Garden Center’s SpringFest is set to return to Woodward Park on Friday, April 12th and Saturday, April 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. both days.

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April Events in Claremore, Oklahoma

By: Wendy Woody | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2024

April means that spring is in full bloom and the weather will (hopefully) start to even out! This month Claremore has a lot going on and Visit Claremore hopes you can stop in for some family fun. From indoor events to kayaking on the lake, Claremore has it all in April!

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Domestic Violence Fatality Information Released

By: Jody Moore | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2024

The Oklahoma Domestic Violence Fatality Review Board has recommended state funds allocated to Oklahoma’s certified domestic violence and sexual assault agencies increase to $16.1 million.

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28th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2024

The Castle invites one and all to join the festivities of the 28th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival! Dates and times are Saturdays & Sundays: April 27 - June 2nd, plus Memorial Day, May 27th, 10:30am-6pm.

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Healthy Sleep Offers Relief for Those Suffering From Sleep Apnea

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2024

The obvious signs of lack of sleep are that we are tired in the morning. However, are you aware that the effects on your body overtime can be extremely harmful? Studies have shown that obstructive sleep apnea affects one in every five Americans. Fortunately, oral appliance therapy is helping many of those suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

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Oklahoma's Best Power Washing

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2024

Are you noticing that your property’s exterior and concrete is suffering from spots, stains, mold, mildew or plain old Oklahoma dust and dirt? It’s time to wake up curb appeal with a professional power-wash or soft-wash.

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Martial Arts Academy Family Training Center

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2024

Martial Arts Academy in Owasso has been nurturing leaders through the disciplined art of martial arts since 2003. With a primary focus on building leaders, the academy provides an environment where every punch, kick, and stance transcends physical boundaries to instill life-changing virtues.

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The Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo Returns

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2024

The Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo, a six-time winner of the Small Rodeo of the Year award, is making a much-anticipated return to Claremore. This storied event, which has been a staple of the local culture since its inception in 1946, promises an action-packed week filled with tradition, competition, and community spirit.

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Berry Bliss

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2024

Berry picking in Northeast Oklahoma is a cherished summer tradition that offers families a delightful escape into nature, coupled with the joy of harvesting their own fresh, juicy berries. The region’s fertile lands and favorable climate make it an ideal spot for a variety of berries, including strawberries, blueberries, and blackberries, to thrive.

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2024 Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration

By: Jackie Hill | Category: Education | Issue: April 2024

Almost three-quarters of a century have passed since the liberation of Auschwitz and the end of the war against the Jews … and yet we are once again standing at the threshold.

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Rose District Farmers Market Season Begins April 6

By: Lesa Jones | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2024

It's a new season at the Rose District Farmers Market starting April 6. This year's market will provide more opportunities to buy fresh local meats, produce, bread, and more two days a week—Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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New Community Development Director announced at the City of Broken Arrow

By: Lesa Jones | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2024

Rocky Henkel, former Streets and Stormwater Director for the City of Broken Arrow, is the organization’s new Director of Community Development.

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May the Force Be With You

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2024

The Child Advocacy Network invites the public to celebrate the physical, mental and emotional health of Tulsa County kids while raising funds and awareness of the Child Advocacy Network’s multidisciplinary team approach to child abuse investigations.

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Walk A Mile In Their Shoes

By: Colby Sutherland | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2024

In the month of April, Safenet Services will be holding their 14th annual Walk a Mile in Their Shoes events to raise awareness and funds to directly support individuals and families impacted by sexual violence across Rogers and Mayes County.

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Carney Fest24

By: Nancy Ruth | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2024

The Church Studio has announced its highly anticipated lineup for this year's festival, featuring the iconic Mike Campbell and The Dirty Knobs as the headliner.

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Project Hope Worldwide Will Host Charity Run

By: Amanda Grace | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2024

On April 27, Owasso-based nonprofit, Project Hope Worldwide will be hosting a charity run (timed 5K and family-friendly fun run) to benefit orphans in Uganda, Nicaragua, and Mexico.

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Rep. David Smith to Host Second Veterans Campout

By: David Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2024

Rep. David Smith, R-Arpelar, is holding a Veterans Campout June 1-2 at the Scipio Campground, 4701 N Four Corners Road, McAlester. The event is free of charge and is endorsed by the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA).

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Opioid Abatement Grants

By: Phil Bacharach | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2024

The Office of Attorney General Gentner Drummond is reviewing 101 applications for the first distribution of grant funds from the Oklahoma Opioid Abatement Board.

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Better Together

By: Catherine Heimdale | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2024

The Better Together in Rogers County Coalition’s biannual Resource Fair is set for Saturday, April 27, 2024, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Northeast Technology Center, located at 1901 HWY-88 in Claremore, Oklahoma.

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Tulsa SPCA to Host Anniversary Celebration

By: Lori Long | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2024

On March 10, 2024, CEO Mindy Tiner celebrated 10 years at Tulsa SPCA! In honor of this special event the Tulsa SPCA has a goal is to raise $10,000 in recognition of Mindy’s dedication to the organization.

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City of Broken Arrow Road Construction Update

By: Jennifer Rush | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2024

Traffic and road construction affects us all. To help ease the pain, the City of Broken Arrow has provided a road construction update for the month of April.

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Lazydays RV Pet Adoption Event

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2024

Have you been thinking about adding a new dog or puppie to your home? This Saturday, April 13th, Lazydays RV in Claremore will be hosting an adoption event for Okie Pet Rescue from 11am -2pm.

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Funds Available To Combat The Opioid Crisis

By: Diana Dickenson | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2024

In a significant move aimed at combatting the opioid crisis gripping communities locally and nationally, the Rogers County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) passed a resolution to apply for vital funds dedicated to addressing opioid addiction and its associated challenges.

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New School Counseling Program Launched at ORU

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: April 2024

The Office of Educational Quality and Accountability (OEQA) Commission has officially approved Oral Roberts University’s (ORU) Master of Education School Counselor program.

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Rogers County Commissioner Elected

By: Diana Dickenson | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2024

After officially declaring candidacy for re-election during the recent filing period at the Rogers County Election Board, Rogers County Commissioner Steve Hendrix will retain his seat.

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OK Veterans Council Names Luttrell Rep of the Year

By: Staff Reports | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2024

The Oklahoma Veterans Council honored Rep. Ken Luttrell, R-Ponca City, as the Representative of the Year during a joint legislative session of the Oklahoma House of Representatives and the Oklahoma Senate.

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Taste of Summer is Back June 22!

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2024

Taste of Summer 2024, presented by American Waste Control and Blue Bell Creameries, will return to Broken Arrow on Saturday, June 22.

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2024 Taste of Tulsa Fundraising Gala

By: Cat Miller | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2024

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma in Tulsa announces our 2024 Taste of Tulsa gala on Friday, April 26, 6:00 PM at the Cox Convention Center, Grand Hall. McElroy Manufacturing, Inc. is returning as our long-time presenting sponsor.

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Biannual Trash Bash & Recycling Rally

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2024

Broken Arrow's biannual Trash Bash & Recycling Rally is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. This public event aims to beautify the city and reduce litter and trash dumping around Broken Arrow.

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Designer Showcase Tulsa

By: Katrina Meacham | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: April 2024

Designer Showcase Tulsa invites you to witness the epitome of design excellence in Tulsa from April 25 to May 19, 2024, when it marks its 51st anniversary.

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Debunking The ‘Flushable Wipe’ Myth

By: City of Broken Arrow | Category: Consumer News | Issue: April 2024

Wipes are common culprits that clog and shut down city sewer lift stations that carry wastewater to the sewer plant.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Launches BWW GO

By: Buffalo Wild Wings | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2024

With a focus on speed, efficiency, and quality, Buffalo Wild Wings launched BWW GO and it has has seen tremendous success since its inception.

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Healthcare Career Day to be Held April 18

By: Megan Parris | Category: Education | Issue: April 2024

The Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation (BAEDC) is facilitating Healthcare Career Day Presented by Tulsa Tech and Tulsa Community College, a collaborative effort aimed at introducing freshman students to the opportunities within the healthcare industry.

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Student Trip to NYC to Attend ‘The Outsiders’ Broadway Musical Planned

By: Laura Schaub | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2024

“For many of these students, this trip is the first time out of the state and on an airplane,” Largent-Williams said. “Because the play’s roots are here in the hallways at Will Rogers, seeing ‘The Outsiders’ on Broadway will be a transformational experience.”

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BAPD Public Safety Meetings

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2024

The Broken Arrow Police Department is holding two community meetings to hear from the public on police services now and into the future. The meetings are scheduled for Thursday, April 25 and Monday, April 29 at Northeastern State University Broken Arrow located at 3100 New Orleans Street.

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Rotary Rooster Egg Hunt 2024

By: Janie Green | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2024

The annual Rooster Egg Hunt, which has an avid following of Egg Seekers, is a tradition dating back over 30 years in the Broken Arrow community. Formerly organized by the BA Chamber of Commerce, this popular pre-Rooster Days event is now organized by the Rotary Club of Broken Arrow.

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Top 10 Flowers That Thrive in NE Oklahoma Summer Heat

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2024

Plants that thrive in Oklahoma.

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Tammy Natekina

By: Cooper Rash | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2024

Tammy Natekina has been promoted to AVB Bank Assistant Vice President. She will serve as the Branch Manager of AVB’s South Elm Branch, located at 6401 South Elm Place in Broken Arrow.

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Freckled Finch Gift Shop

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: March 2024

A familiar Claremore business has a new location, and though it may just be down the street, owner Stacy Reece couldn’t be happier.

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Lauren Smith Joins AVB Team

By: Cooper Rash | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2024

AVB Bank is delighted to announce the appointment of Lauren Smith as Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Loan Officer.

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Join in the Tulsa Home Builders Association Home & Garden Shows

By: Kathy Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2024

The Tulsa HBA Home & Garden show will be held March 7 – 10 at the Tulsa Expo, 4145 E. 21st St., Tulsa; and the Tulsa HBA Claremore Home & Garden show is set for March 22 – 23 at the Claremore Expo located at 400 Veterans Parkway, Claremore. These are two of the most outstanding shows in the region and participating is the #1 way to grow your business.

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BA Chamber Annual Awards Gala Recipients Recognized

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2024

The Broken Arrow Chamber recently hosted their Awards Gala at River Spirit Casino Resort.

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Tulsa Garden Club Honored for Youth Gardening Education

By: Brenda Michael-Haggard | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2024

Oklahoma’s oldest garden club received Keep Oklahoma Beautiful’s (KOB) Environmental Excellence award in November 2023. Tulsa Garden Club was named KOB’s nonprofit serving populations greater than 40,000.

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Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Celebrates 125 Years

By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2024

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club has achieved a significant milestone in history! One Hundred Twenty-five years that is comprised of five generations of Cherokee women that evolved out of the female seminaries of higher education.

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Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Boot Camp

By: Kim Vento | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2024

An open casting call for students currently in grades 8-12 will take place now through March 15, via video audition submissions for the ninth annual Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Boot Camp, to be held in person at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

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New Bronze Marker Honoring Washington Irving

By: Brenda Michael-Haggard | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2024

A new bronze marker honoring American essayist and diplomat Washington Irving will be dedicated, 11 a.m., Thursday, April 18, 2024.

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ShamROCKIN' Family Fun Day

By: Lara Saavedra | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2024

The Rogers County Health Department will hold its third annual ShamROCKIN' Family Fun Day on Friday, March 22, from 10 am - 2 pm at the Claremore Community Center, located at 2301 N. Sioux, Claremore.

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Broken Arrow Celebrates Arbor Week with Tree Plantings

By: Lesa Jones | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2024

Mayor Debra Wimpee and the Broken Arrow City Council have designated March 25-29, 2024, as Arbor Week, which has been an annual recognition in Oklahoma since 1982.

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Space Industry Plan

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2024

Bridenstine will introduce his plan at the ORU Partners in Economics, Commerce, and Entrepreneurship (PECE) luncheon, which will be held on Tuesday, April 2, at 11:30 am at ORU's Global Learning Center.

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Gleam Guard Wood Refinishing

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2024

Avoid the high costs and long waits by letting Gleam Guard Wood Refinishing help you with your new kitchen and woodwork remodeling upgrades.

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Outdoor Solutions for Your Home

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2024

When shopping around for a new driveway, walkway, patio, or any type of concrete work, you need the right person for the job. Someone who is knowledgeable about the durability and performance of concrete, someone who doesn’t take short cuts, and someone who values their customers.

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NexLevel Labs Testosterone Treatment Improves the Lives of Many

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2024

In recent years, studies have shown that testosterone treatment improves the lives of many men and women through its effects on our brains and bodies.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Opens Bixby Location

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: February 2024

A new hot spot has opened in Bixby! Buffalo Wild Wings opened an all-new sports bar at 114th and Memorial Drive.

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Tulsa County Property Assessment Notices

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Real Estate | Issue: February 2024

If you are a Tulsa County resident, then you may have already received your property assessment notice via the mail in January. You may be questioning what affect the increased property value notice you received might have on your taxes.

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The Wild Onion Feast

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2024

In the heart of spring, as nature awakens from its winter slumber, the Indian Women's Pocahontas Club hosts its annual Wild Onion Feast. This year, on Saturday, March 16, 2024, from noon to 2 pm, the First Methodist Church will come alive with the scents and sounds of this time-honored tradition.

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Arby's Supports Local Collinsville Community Through School Lunch Debt Relief

By: Madison Kolofske | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2024

This January, the Arby's Foundation has donated $1 million to pay off the school lunch debt for more than 47,000 students at 762 schools across the country.

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Wizard of Oz

By: Kim Vento | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2024

This year the Stars On Stage program will present Wizard of Oz Youth addition!

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BA Community Services Expo on Feb. 10

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2024

The second annual Community Services Expo will be held on February 10, 2024 from 9 a.m. until Noon at Stoney Creek Conference Center.

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Pathways Adult Learning Center Celebrates 15 Years of Service

By: Ashley Hackett | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2024

Pathways Adult Learning Center, a unique Christian organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for adults with intellectual disabilities, proudly announces a 15-anniversary service honoring the remarkable journey of service and growth since its founding in 2009.

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Things To Know About The 2024 Election

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2024

2024 will be one of the busiest years for elections in Tulsa County history. Now is the time to note when to head to the polls.

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Broken Arrow Road Projects

By: City of Broken Arrow | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2024

Multiple street projects are underway in Broken Arrow.

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Broken Arrow Citizen Survey

By: City of Broken Arrow | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2024

The City of Broken Arrow is conducting a Citizen Survey and asking residents what projects and initiatives they would like to see included in the upcoming 2026 General Obligation Bond package.

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City of Broken Arrow Announces Promotions

By: City of Broken Arrow | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2024

City Manager Michael Spurgeon recently announced the promotion of Brandy Parks and Emily Rowland to new roles at the City of Broken Arrow.

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Disability at Work Business Summit

By: Catherine Heimdale | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2024

The Disability at Work: Thrive Forum 2024 Business Summit is scheduled for March 28, 2024, from 9 am - 4 pm at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

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Better Together In Rogers County Spring Resource Fair

By: Catherine Heimdale | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2024

The Better Together In Rogers County Spring Resource Fair is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 from 10 am - 2 pm.

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Unseen: Caregiver Documentary

By: Catherine Heimdale | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2024

Sooner SUCCESS is proud to announce that they have partnered with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

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Better Together in Rogers County

By: Catherine Heimdale | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2024

Better Together in Rogers County is excited to announce two great opportunities for citizens to get involved with the community and make a difference in the lives of others.

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Rogers State University’s Gary Moller Gallery of Fine Arts Hosts Exhibit

By: Catherine Heimdale | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2024

“Toxic Beauty: A Retrospective” will be on display in the Gary Moeller Gallery of the Arts in Baird Hall until Feb. 23.

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Better Air Duct Cleaning Gets Rid of Dirt, Dust, and Debris

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2024

Even with proper filter maintenance, dirt and dust can get into a home’s system over the years.

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Whole Health Services

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2024

In recent years, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has taken significant strides in revolutionizing the way it delivers healthcare to Veterans. Recognizing that a person’s health is not limited to their physical well-being, the VA has introduced a holistic approach called VA Whole Health.

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Becky Brown has Health Coverage Know-How

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2024

Becky Brown specializes in innovative life and health coverage solutions for self-employed individuals, families, small business owners and their employees.

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Trust Jack Wills Outdoor Living for Warmth & Ambience This Winter

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2024

A Tulsa business that has stood the test of time, and truly knows what it means to create a legacy is Jack Wills Outdoor Living.

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Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Announces 2023-2024 Scholarship Recipients

By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2024

The Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Higher Education Scholarship selects recipients for the 2023-2024 academic year.

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Claremore Home & Garden Show

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2024

For more than 20 years, the Claremore Home & Garden Show, hosted by the Tulsa Home Builders Association has provided northeast Oklahoma with an extensive display of products for all home and lifestyle improvement needs.

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