Value News Articles–April 2012

Swarming Termites Mean Business

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2012

The research department at Mother Nature’s Pest Control reports that 90 percent of all ­termite colonies swarm every year, usually in the spring.

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Get Your Glow On

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2012

During the spring and fast-approaching summer months, less is more – people are ­dressing in less clothing and wearing less makeup.

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The Butler Did It

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2012

The year is 1950. The head “Boss” of a crime gang from Kansas City, Missouri has rented a large house in Claremore for a meeting with Mr. Big, a rival gang boss from St.

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Oklahoma Originals

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2012

The Broken Arrow Arts and Humanities Council presents "Oklahoma Originals" on Friday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available online and at the box office at the BAPAC.

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Destined for Fun

By: Value News | Category: Other | Issue: April 2012

The spring destination you won’t want to miss is Claremore, Oklahoma, April 27 through May 5. A variety of events will be happening every day at the ­magnificent attractions around the community.

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So You Think You Can Cook Barbecue?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2012

If you think you’re better than your average backyard barbecuer, here’s your chance to not only prove it, but “to get your grill on” at the 11th annual Claremore…

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Selecting a Surgeon?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2012

If your internist or family ­doctor ever tells you it’s time to see a surgeon, please remember that you are the one who ­ultimately selects your surgeon.

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Make Coffee Your Daily Grind

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2012

Do you have a passion for ­coffee? If your goal is to become a true artisan in the coffee ­industry, Clary Sage College has an exciting, innovative program for you.

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Artisan Boutique Drawing a Crowd

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: April 2012

Jerry Fairchild is the first to admit that he is not crafty. Eileen Skockopole confesses she doesn’t have a head for business.

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Spell-A-Round Creek County

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2012

Spelling bees are often thought of as academic events focusing on individual achievement.

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Claremore Welcomes Motorcycle Enthusiasts

By: Tanya Andrews | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2012

The 2nd annual Dog Iron Poker Run is set for April 28.

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Mommy Makeovers

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2012

It is sometimes said that time heals all wounds. But sometimes, time is guilty of inflicting wounds, as anyone who has experienced the ravages of time on his or her body will attest.

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Hemophiliac’s Knee Pain Led Her to Dr. LaButti

By: Joshua Danker-Dake | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2012

Kortney Breshears, 19, of Antlers, Oklahoma, has ­hemophilia, a blood clotting ­disorder. In July of 2010, she ­dislocated her right kneecap.

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M.A.D.D. for the Arts

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2012

Studies have shown that an ­education in the arts is ­beneficial to a child’s growth and development in other ­seemingly unrelated areas, such as mathematics and reading.

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Plant Your Feet in Downtown Jenks

By: Value News | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2012

The 16th annual Jenks Herb & Plant Festival will be held Saturday, April 28 in downtown Jenks, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This one-day, free event brings thousands of sho…

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9-Year-Old Named Make-A-Wish Ambassador

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2012

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Oklahoma has named Elijah LaRue, a fourth-grade student at Country Lane Intermediate Elementary in Broken Arrow, as an ambassador for the non-profit organization.

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Mazzio’s Adds Gluten-Free Pizza to Menu

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2012

Mazzio’s Italian Eatery announces the addition of a gluten-free pizza to its menu at select locations. Guests can create their own 10-inch or specialty gluten-free pizza.

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Pain-Free Window Shopping

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2012

Mill Creek Home Improvements is your full-service window and door company that helps turn your home improvement dreams into reality.

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Many Steps, One Destination – A World Free of MS

By: Brandi Moore | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2012

Walk MS: Tulsa presented by Pfizer is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

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Nut-in Like a Good Antique and Craft Show

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: April 2012

April, 2012 will be a busy and exciting month for The Nut House. Easter is on April 8, and The Nut House is already ­bursting with a rainbow of brightly colored items, perfect for holiday decorating.

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Botanical Garden Springs Into Action

By: Lori Hutson | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2012

The Oklahoma Centennial Botanical Garden will open for the 2012 season on Saturday, April 7 with “Flower Power”: flower-themed crafts and ­activities for families.

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The Secret Garden

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2012

Owasso Community Theatre Company (OCTC) is proud to announce that their spring show will be a charming musical ­adaptation of “The Secret Garden,” the classic novel…

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Your Hand, Your Help, Their Hope

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2012

You are invited to a night of ­celebration – a celebration of transforming lives that have been given new hope for 48 orphans in Lira, Uganda.

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Being 50+ Has Its Rewards

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2012

If you’re 50 or older, there are some advantages, especially when it comes to insurance.

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Not All Vitamins Created Equal

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2012

Several years ago, Michael and Rose Strawser made a decision to live more health-conscious lives, changing their eating habits to include more fresh foods and supplementing their diet with vitamins.

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Putting the Fun in Fundraiser

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: April 2012

A grand parade, Dixieland jazz, and Creole food, along with exciting live and silent auctions, will highlight the annual Rogers State University Foundation Scholarship Auction and Dinner on April 20.

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S&W Is Rooted in Family

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2012

S&W Tree Specialists has been under new ownership since July of 2011.

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Can You Walk a Mile in Her Shoes?

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2012

An old adage goes: “You can’t really understand another ­person’s experience until you've walked a mile in their shoes.”To bring more awareness to and raise fun…

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Fun in the Sapulpa Sun

By: Lorrie Ward | Category: Education | Issue: April 2012

With summer only a couple months away, many people start thinking about being on the water.

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Is Pain Holding You Back?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2012

Dr. Jason Schluter was born and raised in Tulsa, and after ­graduating from Cleveland Chiropractic College, he returned home to begin his ­practice at 55th and Memorial.

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Back to a Pain-Free Life

By: Carol Beck-Round | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2012

For 15 years, Stephen Hager ­battled back pain. Physical ­therapy, steroid injections, ­electric stimulation and painkillers didn’t relieve the pain following an accident in 1997.

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A Taste of Claremore

By: Tanya Andrews | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2012

Destination Claremore presents a “Taste of Claremore” May 3 at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum.

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Spring Into Action for MS

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2012

In conjunction with the 25th annual Walk MS: Tulsa, to be held Saturday, April 21 at Tulsa’s Veterans Park, a member of one of the MS walking teams has created the inaugural Spring Market on April 28.

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A Perennial Favorite

By: Mike Blake | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2012

An evening for all hosta lovers! Join the Hosta Connection of Tulsa on April 24, 2012 at the Tulsa Garden Center, 2435 S. Peoria, for a fabulous hosta sale and lecture.

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Calling All Brides-to-Be

By: Value News | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2012

The Tulsa Wedding Show announces their newest wedding show for Tulsa brides.

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Like A Turtle…Love A Youth

By: Melynda Stone | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2012

“Like a Turtle…Love a Youth” is this year’s version of the ­traditional Rogers County Youth Services and Volunteers for Youth turtle event.

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