Value News Articles–August 2019

Salsa Tasting Festival at the Oklahoma Aquaurium

By: Andrea Leitch | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

If you like chips and salsa, join us at the Oklahoma Aquarium on Saturday, August 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. for the Salsa Tasting Festival. Vote for your favorite salsa, participate in a jalapeño eating contest, and experience the wide variety of aquatic life at the Oklahoma Aquarium. Learn how to enter your salsa recipe into the contest and find more details about the event in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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The Value of a Banking Relationship

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2019

ATMs and online banking are great, but technology can't compare to the value of a banking relationship. Whether you're a new or seasoned business owner, building a relationship with your banker has many benefits, from being able to identify potential financial issues, planning long term investments and purchases, and bridging connections for different services. This allows you to focus on your priorities while letting the financial experts help you see the big picture and help maximize your efforts. Read the full article in the Financially Fit column in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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There’s ‘No Place like Home’ at Hospitality House

By: Sarah Soudek | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

The Hospitality House of Tulsa is a nonprofit organization that provides a “home away from home” for families traveling to get medical care. At their recent fundraiser, the Route 66 Gurney Tourney, 65 racers from five different teams competed in an obstacle course designed to represent real-life obstacles that families face during a medical crisis far from home. The event raised over $35,000 toward providing home-like lodging, meals, prayer support, and transportation assistance to families in medical crisis. Learn more about the Hospitality House of Tulsa in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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If You Give Anyone a Cookie...

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: August 2019

If you give anyone a cookie, you might just make their day. World traveler and professional chef, Shannon Smith, believes it's always a good idea to keep cookies on hand to share with teachers, delivery drivers, family members, and anyone else who deserves to feel appreciated. Find her original recipes for Triple Chocolate and Citrus Ricotta cookies in this month's Beads and Basil column in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Spirits to Fly High at Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: August 2019

Saturday, August 10, the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In will fill the sky over the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in northeast Oklahoma with planes of all makes and models, as pilots make their way to Oologah for this annual family event. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., bring the entire family out for ood trucks, classic cars, Cherokee weaving and Cherokee storytelling by Robert Lewis, a remote control plane display presented by the American Turf Flyers, inflatables, face painting, and more. Find more details about the event in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Bluegrass & Chili Festival

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

The City of Wagoner presents the 40th annual "Bluegrass & Chili Festival," featuring two days of live “pepper hot” music on three stages, activities, food, fun and chili in downtown Wagoner. Musical guests include Country Music Hall of Famers Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, plus frequent festival favorites, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Cast your vote for the winner of the Mid-America Regional Chili Cook-Off, who will go on to compete in the World Cook-off in 2020. The festival opens at 11 a.m. Friday, September 6 and ends on Saturday, September 7 at 11 p.m. Find out how to enter the competition and learn more about the event in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Wings, Wheels & Wishes Event Helps Make Wishes Come True

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

The Wings, Wheels and Wishes event is a unique fundraiser for the Oklahoma Make-A-Wish foundation organized by Cindi Conner in memory of her son, Bill Campbell, who had a passion for cars. The event includes a car show with vintage and unique models and a fly-in, plus food trucks, ice cream, a live DJ, raffle items, several silent auction items, and more. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Airman Acres Airport in Collinsville. Read about Bill Campbell's legacy and find more details about the event in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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No More Wasting Time at a Tire Store

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: August 2019

Next time you need new tires, don't waste your time waiting around at a tire shop, Tulsa Tread Connection's full on-site tire shop will come to you! This convenient and cost-effective mobile operation features cutting edge tire changing and balancing technology that provides advanced protection for the rims, offers a wide variety of new tire options, and includes services such as rotations, flat repair, tire mounting and balancing and nitrogen inflation. Tulsa Tread Connection is locally owned and operated by U. S. Army veteran, Forrest Green, who has extensive military training and experience in mechanics. Learn about how Tulsa Tread Connection is taking the tire service industry into the 21st century in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Sip a Beer, Save a Bird at Wild Brew Fundraiser Event

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

Wild Brew is a special fundraiser event that combines conservation, education and fermentation. This craft beer festival benefits the Sutton Aviation Research Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding conservation solutions for birds and the natural world through science and education. Join us on Saturday, August 24 from 5-8 p.m. at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa to "Sip a Beer and Save a Bird." Find more information about the event and learn about the Sutton Aviation Research Center in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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CCLP Asks Area Citizens to Become Caring Grands Reading Program Tutors

By: Melissa Struttmann | Category: Education | Issue: August 2019

Elementary schools expect students to have developed proficient reading skills by first grade, but many children struggle to keep up without the proper level of individualized support and instruction. The Mission of the Caring Grands Reading Program is to provide tutoring to struggling readers. Volunteers spend 30 minutes a week during the school year to provide one-on-one tutoring with eligible first and second-graders, equipping them with tools to become successful readers before entering third grade. If you're interested in helping the next generation succeed in school, you can attend a free Tutor Training workshop on Thursday, August 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Creek County Literacy Program in Sapulpa. Find more information about the program in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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The Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning Returns to Muskogee's Hatbox Field

By: Carol Matza | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

The Oklahoma Balloon Festival will be at Hatbox Field in Muskogee August 16 and 17. For only $10 per car, you can enjoy dozens of colorful hot air balloons, food trucks, helicopter rides, a 5K run and a fireworks show. There will also be live music performed by Grammy-award winner John Fullbright, Muskogee's own The Swan Brothers and country music newcomer, Olivia Ooms. Find more details about the event in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Remembering V-J Day

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

August 14, 2019 marks the 74th anniversary of V-J day, when the Japanese surrendered at the end of WWII in 1945. The Broken Arrow Military History Museum will be presenting a celebration and tribute featuring special guest speakers and musicians plus activities in honor and memory of United States military veterans. This free event begins at 7 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Broken Arrow. Learn more about V-J Day and the Broken Arrow Military History Museum in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Rogers County Fair

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2019

For over 100 years now, the Rogers County Fair has delighted fair-goers from all walks of life with sights, sounds – and tastes – from near and far, continuing the long tradition of making fond memories for those who walk the midway. Head over to the Claremore Expo Center September 12 through 15 for food trucks, carnival games, rides and live entertainment, plus unique attractions like The Cantina, the Oklahoma Pumpkin Growers Weigh-Off, the grand drives breed champions, and more. Find more information in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Time Invested Wisely

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Education | Issue: August 2019

The Clock Store in Broken Arrow has an incredible selection of clocks available for purchase and offers analog clock repair and maintenance services. They also teach horology classes on the building, restoration and repair for all clocks and watches to preserve the timeless tradition and historical significance of the trade. The school also developed a special program offering hands-on training for people with disabilities and impairments and prepare them for a successful career. Learn more about everything the Clock Store and School has to offer in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Your Local Fitness Community

By: Blake Borchers | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2019

Logan and Paige Riley set out to create a family and community-focused gym and a desire to personally help people achieve their goals. They recently brought their vision to life with the new "Endless Fitness" 24-hour gym in downtown Bixby. They offer classes such as fit camp and Zumba, personal training, tanning, and several different types of memberships that include the full use of their hand-picked gym equipment, including unique machines you won't find in many other gyms. Learn more about their journey and what all Endless Fitness has to offer in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Oklahoma Bankers Association Honors AVB Bank Director Neely Kimbrough

By: Kelli Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2019

AVB Bank would like to congratulate Board of Director Neely Kimbrough for being inducted into the Oklahoma Bankers Association’s 50-Year Club. This honor acknowledged over five decades of Kimbrough’s service to the banking industry. Also, Ash Etwardo, a Credit Analyst with AVB Bank, has been named an “Honors Graduate” of the 2019 Oklahoma Bankers Association Commercial Lending School. Learn more about AVB Bank and the honorees in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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84 Years of Nutritional Science to Guide You

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2019

Draper Family GNC provides the health, diet, and sports products that people know and trust with extensively trained sales associates who are enthusiastic about helping you find the right products and evaluate your personal health goals. Visit one of their 19 franchise locations in Oklahoma and Kansas for exclusive products and special deals on multivitamins, diet aids, energy drinks and bodybuilding supplements, as well as energy products, probiotics, natural sleep aids, natural sugar replacements, hair, skin and beauty products, and a wide selection of superior quality natural oils. Learn more about the Draper Family difference in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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