Value News Articles–August 2015

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35 Years of Creating Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms

With nearly 35 years of experience in remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, Tony Sementi, who owns and operates Tile by Tony in Catoosa, emphasizes, “We do things differently than most contractors.” And as a result, he has developed a “Seven-Point Guide” on How to Pick a Contractor for this type of project. Read more »

Project Back-to-School Runway

In a blog post by Sarah Edsall, who works with the communications team for Oklahoma Baptist Homes for Children (OBHC), and who has developed close relationships with multiple children from the organization’s four campuses, Sarah relates what she’s learned from her experience: “Every child who comes to live at OBHC brings with them their own individual personality, distinctive care needs and a unique background story. As different as they are from one another, every child I’ve met has something in common. They are good – no, GREAT – kids who are full of potential and hope for their futures. For most children in our care, moving to OBHC was not out of consequence for their own actions, but rather a crisis in their family. Read more »

Unique Furniture Store Making Changes

Big change is coming to eastern Oklahoma’s unique southwest and western furniture store, The Refuge Lifestyle, located in Bixby at 7600 E. 151st St. The Taylor family-owned store is closing its second location in South Tulsa at 71st Street and Hwy. 169. “Our lease ran out,” Clinton Taylor Sr. explained, “and we’re taking advantage of this opportunity to make some big changes to our Bixby store. Read more »

Pilates During Pregnancy

Beth West attended Pilates classes at Strength of Mind & Body for four years before she became pregnant with her first child. Rather than use it as an excuse to be lazy, Beth continued attending classes throughout her pregnancy and since giving birth to her son, Abraham, seven months ago. “Pilates helped me in so many ways before and after he was born. My job requires me to sit at a desk most of the day, and doing Pilates twice a week helped me stay active and gain a healthy amount of weight during pregnancy,” says Beth. “I also believe it helped prepare me physically and mentally for labor. Read more »

It’s No Accident

It’s never much fun having to take your car to a body shop after it’s been involved in a wreck or even a minor fender bender, but you’ll notice your attitude beginning to improve immediately after walking through the front doors of Premier Collision Center and receiving a heartfelt greeting by Fay Higinbotham. Ralph Higinbotham and his wife Fay own the Broken Arrow collision repair center, and Faye has a way of putting a smile on just about anybody’s face. Read more »


It’s No Accident

There’s a reason customers tell others about Premier Collision Center in Broken Arrow. Read more »

Financial Services

Am I Getting the Right Mortgage for Me?

“Financially Fit” is a column published by RCB Bank to help you gain knowledge on all things financial. Fitness guides – RCB Bank professionals in the field – offer ideas to help you strengthen your money sense, customize savings training, and provide qui Read more »

Health & Fitness

Vision Care for Kids

Back-to-school time is the perfect opportunity for children to receive eye exams. Read more »

The Answer to Your Illness Is Found in Wellness

Dr. Michelle Neil-Sherwood and Dr. Mark Sherwood focus on lifestyle management, including hormone balance, anti-inflammatory food protocols, and body composition normalization. Read more »

Pilates During Pregnancy

Beth West shares her personal journey of practicing Pilates before, during and after pregnancy. Read more »

Home Interior Retail

35 Years of Creating Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms

Tony Sementi, owner of Tile by Tony, offers customers tips on choosing the right contractor for your home project. Read more »

In Our Communities

Roll the Dice

The 8th annual Bunco tournament hosted by Gamma Pi ESA will be Saturday, August 22, 2015. Read more »

Not Your Average Obstacle Course

Conquer the Gauntlet brings world class strength and endurance challenge to Tulsa on August 22. Read more »

Visit the “Beach” in Broken Arrow

The Nienhuis Aquatic Facility hosts Sand Dazzle on Saturday, August 15. Read more »

Project Back-to-School Runway

The 18th annual Back-to-School Style Show & Brunch will be held Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the Renaissance Hotel in Tulsa. Read more »

Embers of Hope

Attend an old-fashioned hoedown featuring Jana Jae on August 22, 2015. Proceeds will benefit Rogers County Youth Services. Read more »

Celebrate the Rose District in Southern Summer Style

White Linen Night returns for a second year as downtown Broken Arrow continues to grow. Read more »

Will and Wiley 80 Years Later

The Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In will be held Saturday, August 15 at 9 a.m. Read more »

Become a Roper

The Will Rogers Memorial Museums docent (“Roper”) program begins September 3. Read more »

Real Estate

Getting Real about Real Estate

Whether you’re a licensed agent looking to further your career or are new to real estate, Fred Keas can help guide you toward your goals. Read more »


Save Big at JBF

The Just Between Friends children’s and maternity consignment sale will be held at Jenks Riverwalk during Oklahoma’s Tax Free Weekend, August 7-9, 2015. Read more »

Footnotes from Felts

Don’t forget to pick up shoes for back to school at Felts during Tax-Free Weekend, August 7-9. Read more »

Unique Furniture Store Making Changes

The Refuge Lifestyle is expanding their original location in Bixby. Read more »

Accessorize for Back to School

The District on Main carries several popular accessory and clothing lines for styling perfect school ensembles. Read more »

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