Value News Articles - Christy Means-Smith

Will Rogers Days Are Here!

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2009

Will Rogers is a well-known, beloved personage throughout the state and the nation. It is fitting that Rogers County, the birthplace of Will Rogers, will be hosting Will Rogers Days November 4 through 8.

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Enjoy the Tradition of Quilting

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2009

Quilting can be dated back for centuries and is fun for both women and men. It is a wonderful creative outlet rich in tradition.

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Don’t Miss the 49th Annual Greek Festival

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2009

A Greek festival is more than just a good time; it is a display of tradition and culture as well as entertainment and food.

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Amazing Race for Charity

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2009

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to participate in a reality show-based event? Now is your chance to find out!

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Step Back in Time

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2008

Christmas celebrations kick off at Christview Christian Church December 4 through 7 with the 10th annual Bethlehem Walk.

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Love Your Work

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Education | Issue: December 2008

Students of cosmetology are likely to find that their career choice is in high demand. A career school investment can provide invaluable training at a fraction of the cost of a four-year college program.

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Bargain Hunting Bliss

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2008

In the heart of Broken Arrow, off the beaten path of retail stores, lies a unique consignment shop filled with inexpensive, quality merchandise just waiting to be discovered.

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Shoppers and Crafters Wanted

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2008

One of the longest running local crafts shows happens right here in Bixby, Oklahoma.

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Don’t Miss the Chocolate Affair

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Other | Issue: October 2008

One of the most popular, frequently craved delicacies in the world is chocolate.

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30 Years of Academic Excellence

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Education | Issue: October 2008

October 26 marks a very important anniversary – it is the day the Mustard Seed Learning Center celebrates 30 years of continuing academic excellence and achievement.

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All about Grout

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2008

Although grout is sometimes overlooked, it is an important part of your home’s appearance.

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Just Between Friends Sale Set for September 11-13

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2008

Fall 2008 brings a great event to Broken Arrow – the Just Between Friends sale at the Green Country Event Center, September 11 through 13.

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Golden Shopping & Selling Opportunity

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2008

Although the warmth of summer may still be upon us, it’s not too early to begin thinking about fall and winter needs.

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Everyone Needs A Place of Grace

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2008

The word “faith” is most commonly translated into trust, belief or hope, and it is the cornerstone of Christianity.

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Hair Care Beyond the Norm

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2008

“Finding the right hairstylist for your hair care needs is just like finding any other professional,” says Deann Koger, owner of the newly established Beyond Salon in south Tulsa.

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Support the Pride of Broken Arrow

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Other | Issue: August 2008

Founded in 1929, the Broken Arrow band program strives to achieve musical excellence and indeed has met that goal time and time again.

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Face the Future with Confidence

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2008

With new techniques at the Vascular & Vein Laser Center in Claremore, it is easier than ever to look and feel better without the downtime.

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Flip Your Wig

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2008

Throughout history, wigs, extensions and hairpieces have been worn by both genders for different reasons.

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Independence Day 2008

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2008

The Fourth of July is associated with family gatherings, celebrations, parades, picnics, and of course, fireworks.

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Ready, Set, Crop

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2008

Scrapbooking has been a popular pastime for decades. It’s one of the most satisfying ways of organizing, showcasing and preserving memories.

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Salsa Festival Slated for June 7

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2008

Thirty years ago Route 66 was replaced by Interstate 55, but the historic road continues to live on. Each year its legacy is celebrated with many bustling commemorative festivities.

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Meeting Short-Term Financial Needs

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2008

Has an unexpected medical expense or car repair left you a little short on cash? Most individuals find themselves in need of borrowing money at some point in their lives.

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Hot, Fresh Tex-Mex

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2008

Have you ever wondered, “What exactly is ‘Tex-Mex’ food?”  Most people guess that it is a combination of southwest-style Texas dishes and traditional Mexican cuisine.

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Classic to Cutting Edge

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2008

All over the world, people view hair as an important physical feature.  Virtually every social function or special occasion includes a trip to the hairdresser, and …

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New ‘Do for New Confidence

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2007

First impressions are typically made within minutes, and appearance is a largely-contributing factor. These early assessments have a lot to do with posture, dress and grooming.

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Expo ’07 Slated for August 18

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Other | Issue: August 2007

The Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its Expo ’07 event on Saturday, August 18.  Held at Northeastern State University, the event will showcase the…

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Shop Tax-Free & “Same As” Tax-Free August 3-5 at Ne-Mar

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Other | Issue: August 2007

State taxes primarily supply funds to local and regional government structures. Although they are necessary, taxes can be an extra burden on stressed budgets.

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“Dearly Beloved” Dinner Event

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2007

Community theater provides many genres of art for the community, as well as wonderful opportunities for actors and artists of all kinds.

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Explore! Summer Arts Camp Will Be Held July 9-20

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2007

By enhancing the ability to think and create, the arts can be a fun way for people to further develop themselves intellectually.

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Oklahoma Celebrates Freedom

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Other | Issue: July 2007

Celebrate July Fourth with fireworks from the Castle of Muskogee.A northeastern Oklahoma tradition is purchasing fireworks at the Castle of Muskogee.

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The Healing Power of Music

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Special Interest | Issue: June 2007

Music has been used as a form of therapy for centuries, as it is both physically and emotionally soothing.

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Healthy Cleansing

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2007

Wanda Harris, N.D., of the Herbal Lady in Owasso is dedicated to the pursuit of good health and well-being.

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Vanishing Veins

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: June 2007

With new techniques at the Vascular and Vein Laser Center in Claremore, vein therapy is easier than ever. Nearly 50 percent of the adult population suffers from unattractive and painful vein diseases.

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The Best and the Latest in Skincare

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2007

Advanced Cosmetic Medicine is in tune with the latest, most effective skincare products and technology.

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Your Electrical Experts

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2007

Some electric companies take interest in hassling customers to sell products in addition to their services.

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Celebrate May with Great Food

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2007

Two things that most people of all ages enjoy are parties and pizza.

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Variety is the Name of the Game at The Market

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Consumer News | Issue: May 2007

Are you a consumer looking for a different type of shopping experience? Or are you a merchandiser who would like space to sell products without having to rent an entire storefront?

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Compounding Medications to Simplify Lives

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Other | Issue: May 2007

America’s most trusted pharmacy, Walgreens, offers more than the average customer is aware. Its compounding services are another of the company’s recipes for success.

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The Perfect Gift

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Consumer News | Issue: April 2007

Mothers’ Day and graduation are right around the corner.

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Alternatives to the Surgeon’s Knife

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2007

When confronted with a new year, many people’s resolutions center on their health and appearance.

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Broken Arrow’s Rooster Days

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2007

Renowned as Oklahoma’s oldest festival, Broken Arrow’s Rooster Days event is marked far in advance on the calendars of many.

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Hair Clarity

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2007

The process of choosing a hair stylist to best suit your needs can be a trying experience.

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Jenks Herb and Plant Festival

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Other | Issue: April 2007

Those who are familiar with Jenks know it not only for its numerous antique boutiques, but for its numerous events and festivals.

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A Helping Hand

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2007

Most of us run short of money at some point in our lives. When just needing an extra few hundred dollars, it can sometimes be difficult to borrow a small amount from a large institution.

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Family Treatment

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2007

Neely Insurance Agency has been in business in Claremore since April 1951.

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Expanding to Better Serve You

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Consumer News | Issue: April 2007

Tile By Tony has been expanding since 1982, when master craftsman Tony Sementi first opened the business.

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Wedding Bells are Going to Chime

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2007

Spring is fast approaching, and with it comes many plans for weddings.

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Spring Fashions

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Consumer News | Issue: March 2007

By spring, practically everyone is ready to shed the layers and bring out the lighter clothing.

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Just Between Friends Spring Sale

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Other | Issue: March 2007

Great deals to be found at the Broken Arrow Community Center.

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Showroom Perfect

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2007

Spring cleaning often leads to more ambitious projects such remodeling and home improvements.

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Advanced Cosmetic Medicine: The Alternative to the Surgeon’s Knife

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2007

When confronted with a new year, many people’s resolutions center on their health and appearance.

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An Elegant & Fun Occasion

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: February 2007

Ludger’s Cakes & Catering has developed a large and devoted following over the years, and success can be attributed to these main aspects: The quality of the cakes…

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Relief from Leg Pain

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2007

Who gets varicose veins, and why does it happen? There can be several contributing factors, according to Dr. Kyle Hrdlicka of the Vascular and Vein Laser Center in Claremore.

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Authentic Germany

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: January 2007

Germany is well known for excellent food, wines and beers. Some of us are lucky enough to experience German dining at the source, but an overseas trip is not within everyone’s budget!

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Undercover Transformation

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Consumer News | Issue: December 2006

As temperatures plunge, we cover our skin with clothing. We do so to protect ourselves from the cold, but in the process, we end up shielding ourselves from the sun as well.

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Kid Friendly Gifts

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Other | Issue: December 2006

Children love a store that is all their own, and that is exactly what kids and their parents will find at Emily’s Playhouse in Claremore.

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Felts Shoes to the Holiday Rescue!

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Consumer News | Issue: December 2006

Looking for the right gift can be challenging. Some people desire practical gifts, while others prefer more of a luxury item.

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One-of-a-kind Christmas Shopping

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Consumer News | Issue: December 2006

Shopping at an antique store is a one-of-a-kind experience. The items are unique, as owners do not just order from a warehouse or a catalog. Most “finds” are made available after a detailed search.

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Gift Shopping Made Fun at Exclusively Thomas

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Other | Issue: November 2006

In the world of children’s toys and books, there are trends, and then there are classics, which never lose their charm.

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Fun & Relaxed

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Consumer News | Issue: November 2006

The holiday season gives everyone the opportunity to try something new, different and often daring with hairstyles.

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Give the Gift of Beautiful Skin

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Consumer News | Issue: November 2006

The holidays are close at hand, and healthy, vital skin is a gift everyone should give herself or himself.

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Holiday Events Extravaganza

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Other | Issue: November 2006

The holiday season is now here in full force, and in all the hustle and bustle, it is important to take the time to relax and savor family time.

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Kick School Up A Notch!

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2006

“Focus your mind, focus your eyes, focus your body, sir!”This is the chant for all beginning students at Tulsa’s most popular martial arts school, Apollo’s Karate.

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