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Respect. Courtesy. Self-Discipline.

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2018

The mission of Martial Arts Academy is to help raise confident leaders and for adults to reach their true potential through martial arts training.

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Step Into Superior Satisfaction

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2018

Nelson Nissan values their customers and appreciates the opportunity to provide professional services as the department continues to expand.

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Have a Honey of a Holiday

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2018

HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Cafe in Tulsa celebrated their opening in 2003 and Lee Griffin became the Owner/Operator in 2010. The Tulsa store serves families, businesses and organizations throughout the Tulsa Metro. Lee says, “Our mission is to celebrate life one meal at a time.

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Promoting Patriotism

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2018

The Military History Museum was founded in 1989 by retired Air Force Colonel Robert Powell. He passed away in 2015 at the age of 94. Powell joined the Army as a private in 1940 and flew small planes for personnel transport and spotting during World War II. He later became a glider pilot and in 1944 participated in the aerial invasion of the Netherlands known as Operation Market-Garden.

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Folds of Honor

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2018

Since 2007, the Folds of Honor has carried forth this singular, noble mission: To provide educational scholarships to spouses and children of America’s fallen and disabled service-members. Their motto says it best: Honor their sacrifice. Educate their legacy.

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A Big HeART Event

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2018

The Heart of Broken Arrow Arts & Crafts Show promises a host of new vendors as well as local favorites that savvy shoppers seek out each year. Doors are open from 9:00 a.m. thru 4:00 p.m. Event Chairperson Laurann Farris hopes you, your family and friends will patronize the Show as well as merchants in the newly renovated Rose District located in award winning downtown Broken Arrow where you’ll find a variety of quaint shops and eateries.

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We've Still Got the Dirt

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2018

Take the challenge. “Plant part of your garden this spring with a customized product from Soil Smart and the balance of your garden without,” says Wes. “We think you’ll see a marked difference in your plants, because we’ve got the dirt.”

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New Tax Laws? No Problem!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2018

As a small business owner, your main focus is on attracting new customers, retaining current ones, improving products and services, plus the other essentials to success. Ask yourself, “Do I really have the time and energy to handle my company’s financial tracking efficiently?”

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Collision Repairs: Not the End Of the World

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2018

It’s no wonder that the majority of their business comes from word-of-mouth and repeat customers. They’re proud of the services and finished products they’ve provided to residents of Broken Arrow and surrounding communities since January of 2001.

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A Superior Maintenance Plan

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2018

A garage door and opener work in unison and are much like your vehicle. They need periodic checking, servicing and preventive maintenance. Who would think of driving a vehicle for years without changing the oil, checking brake fluid, replacing radiator coolant, rotating the tires and having other recommended services provided?

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Straight Shooting With Customers

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2017

“Our store pushes gun safety,” says Danny, “and we will be offering an NRA Home Protection Course shortly after the first of the year.”

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Treat Your Trees

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: December 2017

The old saying goes that you can always find someone to do the job for less, but you’re wise doing business with someone who does the job right the first time, every time.

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Don't Choose a Health Coverage Plan, Build it!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: December 2017

“Please don’t let others tell you what you need. Tell me what you’re looking for and what will work for you. I’ll listen and write your policy to fill that need. As your needs grow, we can add to your original plan.”

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Lifelong Learning Online Through ORU

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Education | Issue: December 2017

Dr. Gary says, “We live in a time of accelerating change and there is no better place to be than ORU. Our faculty perpetually commits to the Whole Person Education, which means discovering your true purpose and carrying it out to the uttermost bounds. To be effective, you need excellent preparation—spiritually, intellectually, physically and socially—preparing to change the world for the better.”

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Honey Baked for 60 Years

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Consumer News | Issue: December 2017

To celebrate their 60th anniversary this year, The Honey Baked Ham Co. announced a culinary partnership with Chef Geoffrey Zakarian. You’ll recognize him as a renowned restaurateur, cookbook author, celebrity Iron Chef, longtime favorite judge on Food Network’s Chopped and host of Cooks vs Cons and Emmy nominated, The Kitchen.

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Thanksgiving Dinner For All At Duffy's Restaurant

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2017

Each Thanksgiving day Eddie pays back the community of Broken Arrow by offering a Free Thanksgiving For All Event from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. “This is my way of saying thank you to all who have supported me in business,” he says. Any and everyone is invited and no one has to pay. Although many patrons and their families become a part of the day by volunteering to work and/or making donations, it really is free to those who come to eat.

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A Change in Atmosphere For Seniors

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: October 2017

Living life better and on your terms is why over 30,000 retirees call Holiday “home.”

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The Legacy Continues

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2017

The Jim Glover Auto Family has proudly opened Jim Glover Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat in Owasso providing sales and service to Metro Tulsa.

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Driveways Done Right

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2017

Kalan Paul and LCI Concrete specialize in the replacement of concrete driveways that have, for one reason or another, a case of the “uglies”.

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Arts & Crafts for the Holidays

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: October 2017

Christmas is a comin’ and the shows are getting close!

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Honey Baked For the Holidays

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: October 2017

That sweet, crunchy glaze on both the ham and turkey breasts can only be found at Honey Baked Ham.

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Marcus Dupree: What is He Doing Now?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2017

The Mission of Marcus Dupree MVP College Recruiting & Consulting is to make sure that all high school student athletes who want to play the sport they love at the collegiate level are able to do so at a school of their choosing. “We get to know our student athletes and their families on a personal level,” added Dupree. “We develop a comprehensive, step-by-step recruiting game plan for each student athlete in order to achieve his/her ultimate goals. We are NCAA and NAIA compliant.”

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Senior Insurance Explained

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2017

Jason and Ginger sincerely want to educate you about your insurance options when you reach age 65.

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Leading the South Pointe Team

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: September 2017

Cliff Koger became Service Manager of South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram this past July, and he looks forward to greeting you when you bring your vehicle in for service or maintenance.

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A Great Party. An Even Greater Cause.

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2017

The popularity of Wine, Eats & Easels has grown each year and so has the number of people attending. The event was moved to the Rose District Pavilion & Plaza on Main, and to the Museum Broken Arrow located next door, in 2008. The Museum serves as the official V.I.P. location for high-level sponsors. Multiple Sponsorship Levels are available to individuals and businesses.

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Building Confidence With Chris

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2017

Chris Velez, Owner of Martial Arts Academy in Tulsa and Owasso, says, “Rebuilding confidence is crucial and it starts the moment a child shows up in class. Everyone here knows what it is like to have to overcome those feelings which leads to a very safe, unintimidating, encouraging environment that allows a student to just try.”

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Floored by the Possibilities

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2017

Grigsby’s has been the name synonymous with carpet and tile in northeastern Oklahoma for nearly 60 years. They cater to residential and commercial clientele and have an outstanding, knowledgeable staff eager to assist you with the latest floor covering styles and trends in design for your home or office space.

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Sickle Cell 5K

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2017

The 4th Annual 5k Sickle Cell Walk, Run or Jog 2017 is September 9 at 1414 North Greenwood Avenue in Tulsa. Proceeds are used for educational outreach and other program support. Visit www.bit.ly/sicklecell5k2017 and receive an early registration discount.

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"He's Always Enjoyed Fixing Things"

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2017

Torchwood Air Conditioning, Heating, Plumbing & Electrical is co-owned by Eric and Christy Danels. The company has provided products and services to metro Tulsa homes and businesses since 2008.

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A Trusted Relationship Keeps Getting Better

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2017

Whether you’re a Ford Service/Parts department, an independent repair center, a collision center or an individual who likes to work on cars, come to the United Ford Parts Distribution Center the next time you need parts for any make car or truck. Chances are they can help you with your parts while saving you some money.

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Keeping Your Trees and Lawn Healthy, Safe and Beautiful

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: July 2017

Family owned and operated since 2011, S&W Tree Specialists of Tulsa provides services to all of northeastern Oklahoma including Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Coweta, Owasso, Claremore, Jenks, Bixby, Bartlesville, Wagoner, Muskogee, Glen Pool, Skiatook, the Grand Lake Area and neighboring towns.

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The Quality Sign Machine

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2017

Next time you’re cruising south of Kenosha on Aspen Avenue in Broken Arrow, look for Quality Signs & Banners and The Quality Sign Machine. You’re invited to stop in anytime and take photos of your kids with the bus and the Scooby-Doo Gang. When you need signage, always think Quality!

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Home Improvements With a Recognized Expert

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2017

Energy Tech has the experience, the professionals and the determination to ensure your satisfaction when you’re building or remodeling. They provide their services to homeowners and contractors throughout Green Country including Grand Lake, Lake Eufaula, Lake Tenkiller and Fort Gibson Lake. Call soon to make an appointment for your free, on-site estimate.

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250,000 Satisfied Customers and Still Counting!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2017

Rain Guard of Tulsa, Inc. is known for their consistent highest-quality workmanship, products and for the quality of their people. “We’re full-time guttering,” says David, “the brick and mortar of our trade.”

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Fishing, Food and Fun

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2017

Dean Kinzer, known as Mr. Dean by most of his patrons, is the Owner of Winganon Cafe & Bait. The store is located in the Winganon Community just east of the Winganon Bridge on Lake Oologah. I can honestly say that Dean is one of the nicest men I’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting. But, how can you not like a man who loves fishing and Barbeque?

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Car Care You Can Trust

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2017

Tim Miller has owned Owasso Auto Care for five years. “I attribute our current success because of my 25 years of experience as a construction business owner,” said Tim. “I’ve found that people want three things in a business…security, honesty and trustworthiness. Combine these with kindness and you’ve got a winning combination for success.

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Quality Vehicles, Exciting New Savings

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2017

There’s excitement in the air at Green Country Mitsubishi in Bixby.

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Eliminate Plumbing Frustrations

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2017

Tulsa area residents have trusted the Robertson name for plumbing needs for nearly 40 years. Previously located on South Mingo Road, Robertson Plumbing Supply moved to their new location at 6116 East Admiral Place two years ago where they currently serve all of Tulsa plus Broken Arrow, Owasso and Sand Springs.

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Isn't It Time to Become an RV Owner?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2017

Craig Goldrich is a dreamer with an uncanny knowledge of the RV industry. He also possesses the ability to recognize a great opportunity for action when he sees it. “With the positive trend in the RV industry, it’s going to be exciting to see where we are over the next several years,” says Goldrich. We’ve already received calls from potential customers who will be engaged with laying the Keystone Pipeline recently authorized by President Trump.

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The Name Says It All

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2017

Dun-Rite Roofing was established in 1992 as a small business providing roofing services for mostly “new construction” home builders.

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In Good Hands

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2016

Carolyn M. Berg, M.D., is a highly-specialized hand surgeon who performs procedures to treat everything from fingertips to elbow.

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Honey Baked Holiday

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2016

Honey Baked Ham Co. and Cafe of Tulsa opened doors in 2003. Lee Griffin became the Owner/Operator in 2010 and currently serves families, businesses and organizations throughout the Tulsa Metro.

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Living In Style

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Real Estate | Issue: November 2016

You’ve worked hard all your life, and now you can finally do the things you’ve always yearned to do. Tapestry at Woodland Hills in Tulsa is the brand new Luxury Apartment Complex designed for those 55 years or older who enjoy an active lifestyle, adventure and being involved.

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Classic Hollywood Horror Halloween Bash

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2016

Melanie Hasty-Grant and Ken Grant, Waterstone Private Wealth Management Owners, invite you to join them and other Owasso Area neighbors at the Classic Hollywood Horror Annual Halloween Bash happening at the Grant Haunted Mansion.

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Baked to Perfection

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: October 2016

Honey Baked Ham Co. and Cafe of Tulsa does it all to please their customers. This unique business was opened in 2003 and current Owner/Operator Lee Griffin took over the helm in 2010. Families and businesses across the country recognize Honey Baked ham, turkey and specialty products as a superior holiday and everyday choice for families, businesses and clients. Select from packaged products or make your own custom package.

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Claremore's Chamber's Sporting Clay Shoot

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2016

Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce will host the first ever Sporting Clay Shoot on Friday, October 28, at Long Shot Ranch located west of Skiatook. Sponsors for this exciting event are Bill’s Sporting Goods, RCB Bank, BancFirst, Hillcrest Hospital/Claremore, HydroHoist Boat Lifts and TNG Power Equipment.

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Holiday Tea-Off

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2016

Heart of Broken Arrow Arts & Crafts Show Saturday, November 12 , 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Park Community Center on Main Street.

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Timely and Innovative Healthcare

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2016

UBER Healthcare of Tulsa recently announced the addition of Andronica Handie, DPM, MS, to their medical staff.

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Shop to Your Heart's Content

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2016

The 23rd annual Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants Association’s Holiday Tea-Off will be held on on Thursday, November 10. The Tea-Off will be from 6 to 9 p.m. in Downtown Broken Arrow.

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Waterstone Unveils Strategic Growth Plan

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2016

Waterstone Private Wealth Management is growing. The practice has been diligently working the last year on an expansion to align with Carson Institutional Alliance, an elite group of advisors strategically located across the United States.

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Celebration of Craftsmanship

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2016

The Refuge Lifestyle, known for its rustic, handrafted furniture, celebrates four years of growth and upoming expansion this September.

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Join the Race for Justice

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2016

The Demand Project’s Xplore for Justice Scavenger Hunt will commence Saturday, October 1, at the Center of the Universe. The Center of the Universe is located in downtown Tulsa at the apex of a rebuilt span of the old Boston Street Bridge between 1st & Archer Street and is directly northwest of the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame (Formerly the old Union Train Depot).

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Rethink Your Remodel

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2016

Brothers Glenn and Curtis Simms have made remodeling their business.

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At Your Service

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: July 2016

Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning is a family-owned and operated business located in Bixby. The company provides heating, ventilation and air conditioning products and services throughout all of metropolitan Tulsa. The business is owned and operated by Randy and Debi Raper.

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Is a New Kitchen in Your Future?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2016

USA Granite & Cabinetry has been at their location on East 61st Street for four years serving Tulsa and surrounding communities within a 75 mile radius of the store. The company is your local source for beautiful granite countertops and cabinetry for both home and business.

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Iraq Veteran Finds New Career in Home Restoration Services

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: July 2016

DMI Restoration provides full-service cleaning and restoration contract services to homeowners and businesses throughout northeastern Oklahoma. Serving us for 25 years, the company is proud of their team of experts who provide the utmost care while restoring your property to a home again.

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Uncork and Unwind

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2016

Broken Arrow Neighbors serves the Broken Arrow Community as a basic-needs service agency for residents who have found themselves in compromised situations due in part to food and financial insecurity. The agency offers numerous resources geared to guiding individuals to self-sufficiency.

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Committed to Customers

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2016

Green Country Mitsubishi opened their doors to Bixby and its surrounding communities in October of 2014. Chad Jennings serves as the general manager/managing partner for the dealership. Jennings has spent his entire adult life in the automotive industry and enjoys being a part of Green Country Mitsubishi’s steady growth.

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More than Mufflers

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2016

B&S Muffler is locally owned and operated by Martin Joyner and, according to most, is recognized as the number one muffler shop in town. The company has been at their Admiral & Yale location in Tulsa since 1992 and has kept their spot on Sheridan for 12 years now. But there’s more to B&S than just full performance mufflers.

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Claremore Air Show to Reach New Heights

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2016

The Claremore Regional Air Show is back! The family-fun event is scheduled to return for the first time in ten years on Saturday, June 11. This event held at the Claremore Regional Airport is free, open to the public and the only one of its kind in Northeastern Oklahoma. The show will commence with a sky divers flag jump and will provide thrilling displays of skill. A military presence will be a feature of the show, both in the sky and on the ground.

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A Year of Smiles

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2016

Over 700 employees and friends of Goodwill Industries of Tulsa celebrated a year of smiles and accomplishments at the Annual Awards Luncheon May 10th at Southern Hills Marriott Hotel.

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Established Company, New Name

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2016

Nu-Roof & Construction might sound new, but the owners have a combined 50 plus years in the roofing and construction business. Five owners comprise the Nu-Roof Management Team: Brad Parson, Chris Merriott, Cass Benner, Shane Emerson and Rickey Stanley. The entire group is Oklahoma born and bred and have been friends for many years, some even since elementary school in Inola, OK.

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Quality. Experienced. Professionals.

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2016

American Central Corp Owner Joe Esser has more than 30 years experience in the construction industry serving both residential and commercial customers. “We are experts in the services we provide,” says Esser, “our work is provided by experienced professionals who want each job done as though it were their own.”

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A Special Heart for Children

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2016

Pastors Billy Joe and Theresa Watts began their outreach ministry at The Rock Church in 2007.

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Promoting Healthy Aging

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2016

The Broken Arrow Senior Center provides seniors access to a safe, comfortable place to meet new and old friends. The center hosts dozens of activities including line dancing, Monday night dances, fitness classes, cards and dominoes, scrapbooking, painting, pool, quilting, bingo, pot luck luncheons, field trips, ukulele jam sessions, tai chi and so much more.

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Great Design. High Tech. Cedar Ridge Insulated Siding®.

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2016

Greg Wolter, Founder and President of Tulsa-based Community Builders, Inc., set the wheels in motion 34 years ago to build a home remodeling business equipped with a team of highly skilled professionals with proven experience in their respective fields.

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Bring Back the Roses!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: May 2016

Unless you’re a longtime native of Broken Arrow, you’re probably wondering why all the recent fuss about roses.

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Construction You Can Count ON

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2016

Joe Esser has over 30 years in the building business. He started American Central Corp in 2009 as a general contractor specializing in residential and commercial services in northeast, southeast and central Oklahoma.

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Providing Propane for Seven Decades

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2016

Chelsea Butane was established in the early 1940s and was the local supplier of LP gas. The company was owned and operated by O.E. and Evah Whitenack.

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The Backbone of Our Business

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2016

Tulsa New Holland is still located on East Pine in Tulsa and has been serving area customers for 33 years.

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Create an Outdoor Oasis

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2016

Jake Nicks established Outdoor Creations three years ago. He and his team of experts consider the outside of your home just as important as its interior. Outdoor Creations provides large pool houses, hardscaping, roofing, French drains, and Jake’s favorite, complete backyard renovations for outdoor living at its finest. Outdoor Creations also builds quality homes, remodels condos and apartments, and flips homes.

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Time for a Spring Checkup

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2016

Aire Serv® is a global franchise organization was established in 1992. Randy and Debi Raper are independent Aire Serv franchise owners/operators who provide installation, maintenance and repair of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and indoor air quality systems.

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They’ve Got the Dirt

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2016

Many people know Don Hansen and his Thunderbird Berry Farm, located east of Broken Arrow on Hansen Road (321st East Avenue), just south of 71st Street (Kenosha). Don has recently announced the formation of a new business, Soil Smart Partners, for which Hansen will serve as mentor.

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Pointe Your Vehicle in the Right Direction

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2016

South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge serves Tulsa and northeastern Oklahoma from the dealership at 92nd and Memorial in Tulsa. They offer great selections of new and pre-owned vehicles and exceptional service, maintenance and repairs. Service Director Tim McNabb leads the service department team of attentive, professional service advisors and technicians.

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Paying Too Much for Your Prescriptions?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2016

According to Mark Wright, owner of GenScripts Pharmacy, millions of consumers pay for their own prescriptions out of pocket, have high-deductible insurance, are affected by the Medicare Part D “donut hole,” or have expensive insurance co-pays for at least part of their prescriptions.

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Don’t Be Alarmed, Be Aware

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2016

Most of us are becoming aware of the Zika virus disease, heretofore confined to Central and South America. The first case of Zika in the United States was recently reported from Dallas, Texas.

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McLovin the Newly Renovated Claremore McDonald’s

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: March 2016

The Tim and Patty Rich family own five McDonald’s locations, three in Owasso, one in Claremore and one in Mannford. Son Chris Rich manages the newly remodeled store just south of Claremore on Historic Route 66.

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Superhero Challenge

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2016

Although every child deserves to grow up in a safe, supportive home, we are all frighteningly aware that child abuse happens every day.

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Building a Better Future

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2016

Republican Carl Parson is owner and founder of Inola Portable Buildings & Pole Barns and has announced his candidacy for District 8 Oklahoma State Representative.

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Swimming Pools that Create Memories

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2016

Josh Atkinson and his father-in-law, Bob Brady, are co-owners of Custom Pools. The company builds pools and does renovation of vinyl liner in the greater Tulsa area.

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Smile Builders

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2016

Steven White, D.D.S., is the owner of White Smile Cosmetic & Family Dentistry.

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Searching for a Pre-Owned Vehicle?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: February 2016

Don Carlton Honda has been in business in 41 years, and the successful automobile dealership is still family-owned by Don and Brenda Carlton.

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Still a Classic

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: February 2016

Classic Chevrolet of Owasso has been locally owned by Wayne Cline and Keith Haney since 1988.

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Insure Your Garage Door with Scheduled Maintenance

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2016

If your garage door opener has gotten excessively noisy and is creaking and groaning, it might need a checkup.

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Swimming Pools that Create Memories

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2016

Josh Atkinson and his father-in-law, Bob Brady, are co-owners of Custom Pools.

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Making Ideas Happen

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2016

Jake Nicks established Outdoor Creations three years ago. He and his team of experts consider the outside of your home just as important as its interior. Outdoor Creations provides products and services that include large pool houses, hardscaping, roofing, French drains, and Jake’s favorite, complete backyard renovations for outdoor living at its finest. Outdoor Creations also builds quality homes, remodels condos and apartments, and flips homes.

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Providing Much Knee-ded Help to Central America

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2016

Two Eastern Oklahoma Orthopedic Center surgeons traveled to Santa Tecla, El Salvador in November to become a part of three surgical teams that operated for four-and-a-half days, performing 72 free, life-changing hip and knee replacements to disabled individuals residing in the Central American country.

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Enter the Workforce with a Confident Smile

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Education | Issue: January 2016

In response to a shortage of trained dental assistants in Northeast Oklahoma, the late Dr. John Carletti, Carletti Dentistry & Associates, made a huge commitment to service and education with the establishment of Dental Careers of Tulsa, an education and training program that prepares participants to make a decision that could change their lives – that of entering the dental profession as a dental assistant. Dental Careers of Tulsa was established in 1998, and Dr. Carletti’s legacy continues today through his son, J. Andrew Carletti, DDS, and daughter, Cathy Carletti-DuPriest.

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Don’t Wait ’Til Something Breaks

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2016

When was the last time you thought about servicing your garage door opener mechanism or replacing the springs on your overhead doors? That long ago, huh? “Admittedly,” said Steve Lewis, owner of Superior Overhead Door, “most of us don’t maintain or service our garage doors, rollers, springs and related system parts until something breaks.”

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An Oklahoma Treasure

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2016

Well-known Broken Arrow sculptor J. David Nunneley began his journey into the art world as an art student at the University of Oklahoma and the University of Tulsa. His first job was that of a professional illustrator for a scientific instrument company.

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Don’t Let the Name Fool You

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2016

Tony Sementi started Tile by Tony 34 years ago, serving all of northeastern Oklahoma. Although Tony began his operation with just tile, today he does much more, including partial and total bathroom and kitchen remodels.

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Taking the Bite Out of Collision Repair

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2016

Do you cringe at the thought of having to take your vehicle to a collision repair company after being involved in a fender bender? And filing an accident report with the insurance company –who needs that?

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Navigate the New Year in a Nissan

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2016

The Jim Glover automotive family has been serving Tulsa and surrounding communities since 1995. The most recent addition to the family is the all new Jim Glover Nissan, located off of Memorial on Skelly Drive, just east of Jim Glover Chevrolet.

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Don’t Lose Heat This Winter

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: December 2015

Randy and Debi Raper are the owners of Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning.

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New Extended Hours at Quick Lane

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2015

Responding to the needs of customers has contributed to the great success of Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center.

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Promote the Positive and Pass it On

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2015

Melanie Hasty-Grant and her husband, Ken Grant, are co-owners of Waterstone Private Wealth Management, with offices in Owasso and Utica Square, Tulsa. Together, Melanie and Ken have more than 20 years of experience in the financial industry.

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Great Libations and Selection, Great Folks

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015

Charles and Wyvonna Thompson have owned Aspen Liquor for more than 30 years. Located at the corner of 91st and Aspen in Broken Arrow, the business is operated by Store Manager Paula McCarver. Paula’s husband, Morris, is the operation’s beer manager. The fun-loving couple fondly refers to each other as the “Wino” and the “Beer Snob.”

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Trick Out Your Car or Truck

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2015

Jim Glover Chevrolet needs no introduction, but many of you may not know about Glover Customs, the department that can take your car or truck “over the top” with the latest in product and design innovations.

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Wander the Aisles of Yesteryear

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015

Main Street in downtown Broken Arrow is “The Rose District.” And Yesterday’s Antique Mall is a major anchor on that shopping strip. You may know a little about Broken Arrow’s booming Main Street, with all its new shops and restaurants, but there are still many in metro Tulsa who know little about the area.

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AVB Celebrates Opening of New Rose District Branch

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2015

The grand opening Celebration of the new AVB downtown branch was November 3, 2015. The new bank is located on Main in the heart of Broken Arrow’s Rose District. AVB Bank has been a stalwart fixture throughout the community for 110 years.

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Riverside Chevrolet Under New Management

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2015

“We’re bringing back Riverside Chevrolet,” said Billy Caperton of David Stanley’s Riverside Chevrolet. “This dealership has gone through multiple changes in personnel and owners over the past 10 years, and we’re focused on making David Stanley’s Riverside Chevrolet greater than it’s ever been.”

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Time for Tea-Off and Heart of BA

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

What better way to kick off the holiday season than by bringing your family to the Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants Association’s Holiday Tea-Off on Thursday, November 12 and the Heart of Broken Arrow Arts & Crafts Show on Saturday, November 14.

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North South East and Western Wear

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2015

If you live in northeastern Oklahoma you’ve certainly heard the phrase, “North South East and Western Wear®.”

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Millionaires In Training

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2015

Melanie Hasty-Grant and Ken Grant are the owners of Waterstone Private Wealth Management, with offices in Owasso and at Utica Square in Tulsa. Together they established Waterstone in January of 2003.

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Live Halloween Freak Show

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2015

Melanie Hasty-Grant and Ken Grant are the owners of Waterstone Private Wealth Management, with offices in Owasso and at Utica Square in Tulsa.

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Zap Bedbugs with Frostbite

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: October 2015

My home is clean, so I’ll never have to worry about bedbugs, right? Wrong! The experts at Mother Nature’s Pest Control say the bedbug problem has reached pandemic proportions.

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Lower Your Utility Bills

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2015

Community Builders, Inc. President Greg Wolter founded the organization while working out of his home more than 30 years ago.

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RVs for Everyone

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2015

Bob Hurley, well-known and respected Oklahoma automotive dealer, partnered with Kim Siex (pronounced “six”) in January of 2013 to launch Bob Hurley RV.

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AVB Opens New Downtown Branch

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2015

Founded in 1905, two years before Oklahoma achieved statehood, the 25-foot-wide AVB Bank was originally at Main and Dallas in downtown Broken Arrow.

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Honesty, Integrity, Respect and Trust

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2015

Jim Glover Chevrolet is proud to be a family-owned and operated Tulsa Chevrolet dealer.

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Treating Customers Like Family

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: September 2015

Steve Kissee, owner of Jack Kissee Ford in Claremore, is the son of the late founder, Jack Kissee. The company has been family owned since 1958, and Steve has been at the helm since 1980. Mr. Kissee says he, the family and every employee are relentlessly focused on treating every customer like family. “Whether you live in Claremore, Owasso or anywhere in the greater Tulsa area,” said Mr. Kissee, “we want the opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to you.”

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Lower Back Pain Relief Without Surgery

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2015

Suffering from daily back pain is, well, a pain in the back. Chiropractic physician Dr. Craig Day has more than 30 years of experience working with patients to eliminate the lower back pain and sciatica they suffer from herniated or deteriorated discs, and he does so without drugs or surgery. “If a patient is able to feel better,” says Dr. Day, “they are also able to live better. And that’s our goal.”

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Say Hay to Tulsa New Holland

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: September 2015

Tulsa New Holland is known for quality products, genuine OEM parts and outstanding service.

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Get on the Road to a Car

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2015

Joni Chesser is manager of Green Country Autoplex in Tulsa. The used automobile dealership began operation in 1997, and Joni has managed the sales lot for five years.

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Preparing for the Future?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2015

Are you preparing for retirement, living in retirement, preparing for the unexpected, paying for education, planning your estate and inheritance?  Although our inve…

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Customer Satisfaction Is Top Priority

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2015

South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge is well known throughout the greater Tulsa area, and helping you find a vehicle and providing outstanding service to it is a vital part …

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It’s No Accident

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: August 2015

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.

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Are Your Trees and Plants Ready for Summer?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2015

Known throughout northeastern Oklahoma, family owned and operated S&W Tree Specialists is based in the metro Tulsa area and provides services including tree care, pl…

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Goodwill = Jobs

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2015

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa provides work opportunities, job training and support services for people with disabilities or other employment barriers and envisions a com…

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The Price of Depression…

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2015

Dr. Jeff McIlroy has served Strength of Mind as Chief of Psychiatry since its founding in 2004.  The group’s purpose is to provide a ready response to those in ne…

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It’s a Berry, Berry Fun Place!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2015

Thunderbird Berry Farm is a family-owned and -operated business that was begun in the summer of 2005 by Don Hansen.  Today there are four generations of Hansons inv…

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Focus on Service

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2015

The Bob Moore name is well-known throughout Oklahoma, and the staff of Bob Moore Nissan in Tulsa shares Mr. Moore’s enthusiasm for providing outstanding customer servi…

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Is Your Vehicle Making Funny Noises?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2015

Certified Mechanics Car Care Center is located in historic Florence Park, is owned and operated by John Mason, and has served Tulsans for the past 31 years.

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Metal: The Roof of a Lifetime

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2015

Greg Wolter founded Community Builders, Inc. and has served as its president for more than 30 years.

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Gentlemen, Don’t Forget Mother’s Day

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2015

Operating from their J. David Jewelry store in Broken Arrow for more than 20 years, store founders Joel and Kendra Wiland opened a second location in Tulsa in May of last year.

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Are You Ready to Change?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2015

Professional coaches have long been recognized for their skills in helping athletes and executives perform at their highest level.  Professional wellness coaches ar…

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PRP: Secret of the Stars

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2015

Olga Arnold is the owner of Skin Ambitions Medical Spa.

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Spring Tune-Up for Garage Doors

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2015

Superior Overhead Door celebrates its seven-year anniversary this month.

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Your Partner for Life

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2015

Who doesn’t like first-class products linked with OEM parts and superior, down-home service? Obviously residents of northeastern Oklahoma do.

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Service Department Improvements

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2015

Bill Knight Ford maintains a keen focus on listening to customers and providing exemplary customer service.

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Bob Moore Nissan Builds on Stellar Reputation

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2015

Bob Moore Nissan of Tulsa serves northeastern Oklahoma. The Bob Moore name is a long-time, well-known automotive leader throughout the state.

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Life’s Better in a VW

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2015

The Don Thornton family has been selling and servicing automobiles in Tulsa and surrounding areas for 50 years.

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Unlocking Biological Potential

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2015

Skin Ambitions Medical Spa, located at 9709 E. 79th St. in Tulsa, is owned and operated by Olga Arnold.

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Experience the Pointe

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2015

Mike Maish was recently appointed service director at South Pointe Chevrolet in Tulsa. “We’re growing our service department team,” said Mike.

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Paying Too Much for Dental Insurance?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2015

White Smile Cosmetic & Family Dentistry is owned by Steven White, D.D.S. Dr. White offers services in all phases of dentistry ranging from children’s care to adult…

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Transmission Specialists and Total Car Care Experts

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2015

Thomas and Ronda Scott are owners of AAMCO® of Tulsa, with locations at 41st and Harvard and at 15th and Memorial. They also own seven AAMCO dealerships in the Oklahoma City area.

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The Price of Depression is Immeasurable

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2015

Strength of Mind was founded in 2004 by Dr. Jeff McIlroy, who serves the organization as chief of psychiatry.

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Still Green and Going Strong

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2015

“It’s always good to do something positive for the environment, especially when it doesn’t mean having to sacrifice quality or productivity,” says Ralph Higinbot…

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A Garage Door for any Home

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2015

Superior Overhead Door was founded in 2008 by Steve Lewis.

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It’s Time. Let’s Talk.

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2015

Talking about money, “the M word” is often very difficult for folks.

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Share Love. Take Risks. Enjoy the Journey.

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: December 2014

The Bling Boutique is a treasure trove of fashion with an intimate shopping environment, offering personal service to help ensure that you look and feel great about yourself.

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Donating Dental Services

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: December 2014

In 2003, after severing relations with D-Dent, an existing donated dental service organization based in Oklahoma City, two women representing the Tulsa branch came to th…

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20 Years of Excellence

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: December 2014

Twenty years ago, Joel David Wiland and his wife, Kendra, started a jewelry business in their home. “We started our business with three rings, $500 cash and a lot of faith,” says Joel.

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Broken Arrow Bustling for the Holidays

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2014

The holidays are upon us, and there’s no better way to kick off the season than by attending the 21st annual Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants Association’s Holiday Tea-Off.

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Bixby Welcomes New Dealership

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: November 2014

Mitsubishi is back in the area with the recent opening of Green Country Mitsubishi in Bixby. The dealership is located at 154th and Memorial, but you won’t recognize it.

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You’ll Be Floored by the Selection

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2014

Mill Creek first opened doors for business in 1934. Headquartered in Tulsa, the company is still family-owned with locations in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas.

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Non-Drug Therapy Solution for Depression

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2014

Dr. Jeff McIlroy is the founder and chief of psychiatry for Strength of Mind Behavioral Health. He has been in practice for 24 years and is board certified in both general and geriatric psychiatry.

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New MRI System for Prostate Program

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2014

Richard B. Saint, M.D., F.A.C.S., is a regional authority in the field of bladder and testis cancer, as well as other urological malignancies. He practices at the St.

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Don’t Lose Heat This Winter

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2014

Randy and Debi Raper are the owners of Aire Serv Heating & Air Conditioning.

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Kids, Give It a Shot

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2014

The Broken Arrow Youth Basketball Association serves the City of Broken Arrow and Broken Arrow Schools.

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This Carpet’s For the Dogs (and Cats)

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2014

Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile & Rug Gallery is currently featuring pet-friendly products with a focus on dogs and cats –and people too.

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Remodel Your Outdoor Living Space

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: October 2014

Family owned and managed S&W Tree Specialists operates throughout northeastern Oklahoma and provides services including tree care, plant health care, property mainte…

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Black & White: A Night at the Museum

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2014

Located in historic downtown Broken Arrow, the Broken Arrow Historical Society Museum gathers and preserves regional history and artifacts that enrich the heritage of the city.

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Feel Welcome When You Pull in the Drive

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2014

Kalan Paul and LCI Concrete provide replacement driveways for homeowners. “We pride ourselves on completing every turnkey project to the satisfaction of our customers,” he says.

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New Cancer Team in Rogers County

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2014

If you live in the Claremore area and ever find yourself in need of cancer treatment, you can now get complete services at Oklahoma Cancer Specialists, which has recentl…

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Check Out Local Food and Products

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2014

The Rose District Farmers Market in Broken Arrow is located on South Main Street.

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Relief for Sleep Apnea and TMJ Pain

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2014

Dr. Steven White has offered dental services to Tulsa and the surrounding communities for over 35 years.

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Stopping Predators, Restoring Lives

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2014

In 2004, Jason and Kristin Weis were living in “the perfect world” when a headline story gripped their hearts and changed their lives.

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Goodwill Grand Opening of New Retail Store

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: August 2014

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa celebrated the grand opening of its new “Route 66” Southwest Boulevard retail store in early July.

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The Rock Celebrates Seven Years

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: August 2014

“We’re continuing to love people and serve God,” says Pastor Billy Joe Watts of The Rock Church in Tulsa.

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Chimneys and Roofs are What They Do

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: July 2014

Founded in 1977 by David E. Harris, Black Hat Cleaning Services has served the Tulsa metro area for 37 years, providing chimney cleaning and repair, air duct cleaning, and dryer vent cleaning and repair.

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Grigsby’s Completes Expansion

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2014

Grigsby’s Carpet & Tile completed a major expansion project last fall that put the entire store under one roof.

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Jim Glover Named Chevrolet Dealer of the Year

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2014

Jim Glover Chevrolet has been awarded the Chevrolet Dealer of the Year Award for three consecutive years – 2011, 2012 and 2013. This year’s presentation was made in early June.

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AVB Breaks Ground

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2014

AVB Bank recently held groundbreaking ceremonies celebrating the newest chapter in their 109-year history. A 15,000-square-foot AVB branch will be constructed at Main and El Paso and will open in 2015.

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Need A Vehicle? No Credit? No Problem.

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2014

If you have no credit or need to re-establish your credit, Car Country can help.

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Visit Your Friends at Fowler

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2014

The recently redesigned and remodeled Fowler Chevrolet of Tulsa is family owned and operated and a short drive from just about anywhere in the Tulsa metro area.

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Goodwill Recognizes Annual Award Recipients

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2014

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa provides work opportunities, job training and support services for people with disabilities or other barriers to employment and envisions a …

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A Concrete Solution

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2014

Kalan Paul and LCI Concrete provide replacement driveways for homeowners. “We pride ourselves on completing every turnkey project to the satisfaction of our customers,” he says.

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Farmers Market In Bloom

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2014

This marks the sixth year for the Farmers Market in Broken Arrow, and it now has a new name.

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Is Your Vehicle Talking to You?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2014

Is your vehicle making an unusual noise that you know shouldn’t be coming from it?

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Join Us for a Tailgate Party

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2014

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Broken Arrow builds character in young people of all backgrounds by guiding them in their behavior and attitude.

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Honoring Youth in the Community

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2014

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Tulsa build character by guiding area youth in everyday ­behavior and attitude.

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Bathe in Safety

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2014

Greg Wolter is president and founder of Community Builders, Inc., headquartered in Tulsa with offices in Oklahoma City and Little Rock, Arkansas.

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The Name Says It All

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2014

Jim Murr, president of Dun-Rite Roofing, says the ­company was established in 1992 as a small business ­providing roofing services for mostly “new construction” home builders.

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One Stop Western Shop

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2014

Mock Brothers Saddlery is a family-owned and operated business where you’ll find all your Western needs. The business is owned by brothers Brett and Greg Mock.

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Reclaiming American History

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2014

Owners Clinton and Robin Taylor invite you to visit The Refuge Lifestyle in Bixby.

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Worship at The Rock

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2014

The Rock Church is a ­multi-racial, diverse congregation with a mission to serve God and love people.

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Show Off Your Sweet Ride

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2014

Twenty-five years ago, Cindy McDonald fostered the idea of having a car and truck show in downtown Sapulpa. She called some friends to get their reactions and the rest is history.

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Superior Is Key to Garage Door Problems

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2014

Steve Lewis started Superior Overhead Door in early 2008. The company ­specializes in the design of high-quality, custom garage doors with outstanding ­customer service.

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Passing the Wrench

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: April 2014

Rick Medlin began M&M Automotive in Broken Arrow and has faithfully served his customers for 44 years.

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A Dental Plan to Make You Smile

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2014

Steven White, D.D.S., is the owner of White Cosmetic and Family Dentistry. Dr. White has been in practice since 1977.

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Termites Are on Their Pest Behavior

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2014

When spring rolls around each year and you’re thinking termites, the first company that probably comes to mind is Mother Nature’s Pest Control.

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Is Your Home Lacking Curb Appeal?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2014

Nothing destroys a home’s curb appeal faster than a deteriorating driveway that has become an eyesore of ­pitting and flaking concrete due to salting methods employed each winter.

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Is Your Family Safe When Tornadoes Hit?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2014

Andy Keltner is a contractor and was working on a home in Newcastle, Okla. on May 20 of last year. “The sky got really dark,” said Andy, “and then the power went off.

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Help Fund Programs for Broken Arrow Residents

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2014

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Broken Arrow announces its 2014 ­fundraisers with one new program and the renaming of another.

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Looking Forward, Giving Back

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2014

Melanie Hasty Grant and Ken Grant are the owners of Waterstone Private Wealth Management in Owasso.

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Bob Hurley Welcomes New Service Manager

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: February 2014

At one point in time, Bob Hurley Buick GMC on New Sapulpa Road was thought of as “way out there.” It no longer is.

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A Concrete Solution

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2014

Camps Construction specializes in the design, fabrication and installation of concrete for the home. They can work their magic on new or existing concrete surfaces, interiors or exteriors.

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Straight Teeth in Months, Not Years

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2014

Dr. Steven Deem and his staff at Dentistry For You specialize in beautifying smiles, maintaining your dental health and helping improve appearances.

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Celebrating Success

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2014

For the past 87 years, Goodwill Industries of Tulsa has served area communities with dozens of programs and services, training facilities, 11 retail stores and 25 donation locations.

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Discover a New Pointe

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2014

South Pointe Honda is the new name for Joe Marina Honda. Along with the new moniker comes a new service manager, Mike Kayser.

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A Blend of Science and Art

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: January 2014

Jenny Guthrie, owner of Glow Medical Aesthetics, is an advanced practitioner registered nurse with a specialty in medical grade skin care, Botox cosmetics, and cosmetic fillers.

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Being the Best is No Accident

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: January 2014

When co-owners Ralph Higinbotham and Monte Whitaker founded Premier Collision Center in 2001, they did so using a strong foundation of quality, service, experience and integrity.

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Committed to Improving Your Buying Experience

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: December 2013

Bill Knight Ford is an ­award-winning Ford dealership that keeps its sights on improving the customer experience.

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Ring the Bells for Christmas Kettles

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2013

You are probably aware of some of the remarkable work done by the Salvation Army, but likely have no idea of their total outreach, not only across our country, but in Broken Arrow.

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Shine Brightly This Season

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2013

If you’re “Santa,” you’re ­probably still preparing gift lists.

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Generations of Quality Service and Jewels

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2013

Moody’s Jewelry, established in 1944, is celebrating their 69th anniversary.

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Wade’s RV Clinic Earns Top Dealer Award

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: November 2013

Wade’s RV Clinic owner Wade Reeves has been ­recognized in 2013 as the top dealer in Oklahoma for Denali, Rubicon and Voltage brand RV sales.

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AHB Welcomes New VP/Branch Manager

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2013

Elizabeth Berry was promoted to the Branch Manager of American Heritage Bank, located at 71st Street and Highway 75 in South Tulsa.

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Highlighting the Team

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: October 2013

Nail Technician Michelle Whitney is the owner of BA Highlights Salon, located at 1823 S. Aspen in Broken Arrow.

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Kids, Give It a Shot

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2013

The Broken Arrow Youth Basketball Association was developed to serve the City of Broken Arrow and Broken Arrow Schools. The 2013-2014 season is now gearing up for action.

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Stay Safe with Walk-In Tubs and Showers

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2013

Greg Wolter, president and founder of Community Builders, Inc., began the ­company over 30 years ago.

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That Johnson Boy’s Music

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013

Talented and doing what he loves to do – that’s Cory Johnson, an Oklahoma singer/songwriter who now resides in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Step Up to Success

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2013

President Pat Simmons and Executive Director Ronda  Adkisson, of Dress for Success Tulsa, have announced that Friday, October 4 will be the date for the organizatio…

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Could Your Old Driveway Use Some Curb Appeal?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2013

As a homeowner in northeastern Oklahoma, you’ve probably already discovered that winter snow, ice and corrosive salt take their toll on your home’s driveway.

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Mabee Center Inducted into Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2013

James D. Smith, director of marketing and business ­development for the Mabee Center, is proud to announce the induction of the Mabee Center into the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame (OMHF).

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OSU Medical Group Welcomes Dr. Hervert

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2013

John Hervert, D.O., ­completed his residency with the Oklahoma State University Medical Center last June and began his ­practice of internal medicine in July with the OSU Medical Group.

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Honesty Still the Best Policy

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2013

Tim Miller became the ­owner of Owasso Auto Care in 2012.

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John Deere and a Whole Lot Mower

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: October 2013

P&K Equipment was formed in 1985. Company owner is Dr. Barry Pollard of Pollard Farms. Dr. Pollard is also a leading neurosurgeon known around the country for his skills and expertise.

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Men: Look, Feel and Perform Better

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2013

Results Medical Spa is a ­comprehensive, full-service medical and wellness spa ­providing non-surgical ­treatment to men and women who want to make the best of how they look, feel and ­perform.

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Re-Leaf for Your Trees

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2013

S&W Tree Specialists is a well-respected, family-owned and operated business.

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Love Your Life After Retirement

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Real Estate | Issue: October 2013

Silver Arrow Estates in Broken Arrow is a Holiday Retirement community where you’ll find independent ­retirement living at the ­highest standard.

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Your Home for Superior Insurance Solutions

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2013

John C. Sawyer and Wes Phillips merged and founded Sawyer Phillips & Associates in January of 2010.

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RV Dealership Setting the Standard

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2013

Bob Hurley is one of the most respected and largest automotive dealers in the state of Oklahoma. In January of this year, he and business partner Kim Siex opened the doors of Bob Hurley RV.

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Striving to be the Best, Not the Biggest

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2013

Dynamic Door Service is a small, trustworthy, reliable family-owned company that has been doing business for over 48 years.

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Family Owned and Operated Is the Foundation for Marc Miller Buick GMC

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: August 2013

Many of you will remember Ernie Miller Pontiac GMC.

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New Additions to South Pointe

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: August 2013

Parts and Service Director Ben Perry recently announced the addition of Service Advisor Rebecca Speck to the South Pointe Chevrolet service team.

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Canoe Brook: Charm, Culture, Traditions and a Sense of Family

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2013

Canoe Brook is Tulsa’s newest Assisted Living and Alzheimers Care Community.  The center opened doors in December of 2009 where it today hosts two floors of memor…

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Add Long-lasting Quality to Your Home

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: July 2013

Consolidated Builders Supply began operations in Oklahoma City 27 years ago and have done business in Tulsa for five years.

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A Personal Plan For Health and Fitness

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2013

There are four Draper Family GNC stores in the Metro-Tulsa area.

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Earning Customer Trust

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2013

Shane Wohl, Service Director for Fowler Toyota of Tulsa, has spent most of his 13 years in automotive service with a local Toyota dealership and with a dealership in Texas.

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Quick Maintenance Happens Here

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2013

Whenever you think vehicle maintenance, think fast with Joe Marina Honda Express Service.  The dealership’s Service & Parts Director Cliff Koger says that all…

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Want to Recapture Your Mojo?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2013

Laura Bilbruck, M.D., is the Medical Director of RESULTS Medical Spa, one of the Metro Tulsa’s newest and most comprehensive full-service medical and wellness spas.&nb…

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Social Security Disability Law: “It’s All We Do.”

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2013

Social Security Law Center, LLC, has been in business since 1990 and is one of the largest firms providing Social Security representation in the State of Oklahoma. …

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Met The Money Maven?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2013

No doubt you’ve read articles by The Money Maven in Value News and wondered just who she was and where she got all that knowledge and experience.  The Money Maven…

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Dr. MacLeod Joins A Family Dentist

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2013

Dr. Dennis Carlile has announced that Dr. Brittany MacLeod has joined the staff of A Family Dentist in Broken Arrow.

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Cutting-Edge Garage Doors and Technology

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2013

Chuck Billy and Assurance Overhead Doors serve the metro area including Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Bixby, Owasso, Collinsville and other surrounding communities.

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Bill Knight Lincoln Receives President’s Award

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2013

Bill Knight Lincoln, located at 41st and Memorial, was awarded Ford Motor Company’s coveted President’s Award for 2012.

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Black Hat Launches Roofing Division

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2013

Black Hat was founded in 1977 when David E. Harris began passing out informational flyers about the establishment of their new ­chimney cleaning business.

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Tulsa’s Newest RV Superstore

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2013

Tulsa’s newest RV superstore opened doors in January of this year.

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Chalk It Up!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2013

“Chalk It Up!” is the colorful and inspired Broken Arrow art festival that received the Award of Excellence in 2012 from the State of Oklahoma Recreation & Parks Society.

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Impacting Lives on a Daily Basis

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2013

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa has been a good steward of the community resources entrusted to them.

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Live From The Village

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2013

Fourth generation Tulsan Sharon King Davis and her three daughters, Kasey Davis, Kelley Davis Chilcoat and Kalen Davis, continue their family tradition of nearly 60 years.

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Is Your Driveway in a State of Decay?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2013

LCI Concrete specializes in the pouring, scoring and polishing of concrete used to complement your home by helping give it a pleasing curb appeal or a comfortable backyard living environment.

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Don’t Bark Up the Wrong Tree Company

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2013

Bryan Merseburgh and Robby Mizumura are no strangers to tree and plant healthcare and maintenance.

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Sapulpa’s Best Kept Secret

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2013

Sapulpa Community Theatre President Sherry Whisman says the best kept secret in Sapulpa is the Sapulpa Community Theatre (SCT).

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Social Security Disability Law: “It’s All We Do.”

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: June 2013

Social Security Law Center, LLC, has been in business since 1990 and is one of the largest firms providing Social Security representation in the State of Oklahoma. …

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Enhance Your Outdoor Living Space

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2013

Owner Randy Sissom began doing business as Tulsa Stone and Brick Works in 2001. The original company, Tulsa Brick Works, originated 50 years ago by Randy’s father, was solely in residential housing.

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Something Bugging You?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: May 2013

Bug Force owner Darryl Grimm sells Greenway Formula 7 ­products at a Tulsa business ­location and online.

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Fitness on the Green

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2013

If you are not familiar with Guthrie Green, here’s a great opportunity to get acquainted.

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Saving Lives One Net at a Time

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: May 2013

Kairos 10 was founded in 2010 as a result of medical mission trips and a desire to treat ­children with malaria.

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Time for Spring Cleaning

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2013

Owner Maggie Reyes started her business, Lucas Premier Cleaning, four years ago.

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Art Bike Tulsa

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2013

Each year the National MS Society Oklahoma hosts a variety of special fundraising events for the purpose of raising awareness about multiple sclerosis.

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Simplifying Plumbing Problems

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2013

“Robertson Plumbing Supply has the largest inventory of repair parts in the state,” says owner Eric Danels.

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Day Camp for Kids

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2013

Janis Fraley, director of the Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Broken Arrow, is ­looking forward to the ­organization’s annual Summer Day Camp.

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Gold Standard at Silver Arrow

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2013

“We wish we had made the move here sooner!” is what Managers Paul and Vicki Thielker will tell you they hear most often from new residents.

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Golf to Help Save Oklahoma Children

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: May 2013

The Demand Project was ­founded by Jason and Kristin Weis.

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Walk MS Tulsa

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2013

Be inspired. Get connected.

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Dinner Extravaganza to Benefit Charities

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

The Parish of St.

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Home of Rustic Elegance

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2013

Owners Clinton and Robin Taylor will soon celebrate one year at their family business, The Refuge Lifestyle.

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Church’s Outreach Ministry Is Rock Steady

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2013

Pastors Billy Joe and Theresa Watts began their outreach ­ministry at The Rock Church in September of 2007.

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Spring Brings Swarming Termites

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2013

It’s that time of year, so don’t be surprised when you see pesky termites swarming. These pests usually appear during the month of April and are a “red flag” that termites are in your area.

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Exceeding Expectations

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2013

Following storm damage, Fowler Chevrolet of Tulsa has spent 18 months with remodeling projects that have brought the family-owned dealership to a high ­performance standard.

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A Local Classic Is Back

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2013

If you lived in northeastern Oklahoma during the 50s, 60s, or 70s, when you hear the word barbeque the first name that most likely comes to mind is Knotty Pine.

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Could Your Old Driveway Use Some Curb Appeal?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2013

As a homeowner in northeastern Oklahoma, you’ve probably already discovered that winter snow, ice and corrosive salt take their toll on your home’s driveway.

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Mullin Is a Mainstay

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2013

Mullin Plumbing has been ­serving Oklahomans for 40 years with offices in Broken Arrow and Oklahoma City.

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Buying or Selling a Vehicle?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2013

Monte Freeman is general ­manager of America’s Auto Auction of Tulsa. He and his team provide services to ­automobile dealers and the ­public with two auctions per week throughout most of the year.

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Get to Goodwill

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2013

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa has reached out to area ­communities with programs and services, training facilities, and retail stores for 86 years.

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You Can’t Go Wrong with Jewelry and Roses

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2013

J. David Jewelry in Broken Arrow makes shopping fun and value-packed with their exquisite gift offerings for Valentine’s Day. J. David is family owned and operated by Joel and Kendra Wiland.

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Enjoy Your Retirement in Style and Ease

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2013

Prairie Rose is a holiday ­retirement community located at 74th Street and Riverside in Tulsa, and is for anyone 55 years or older looking for an independent retirement…

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Your Car Is Covered for Collision Repairs

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2013

Ralph Higinbotham and his partner, Monte Whitaker, have built Premier Collision Center of Broken Arrow on the ­principles of quality, service, experience and integrity.

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Bouncing BBQ Dinner

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2013

The 8th annual Bouncing BBQ Dinner will benefit the Salvation Army’s youth ­programs in Broken Arrow on Friday, March 1.

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Stone Mill Expands

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2013

Stone Mill Manufactured Stone sprang to life at the beginning of 2009.

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Wow Your Valentine

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2013

Vincent Anthony Jewelers has locations in Tulsa and Broken Arrow.

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Revolutionary New Dental Treatment

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: January 2013

Dr. Dennis J. Carlile and staff at A Family Dentist are proud to be offering the revolutionary TruDenta TM system designed to diagnose and treat headaches, migraines, fa…

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Don’t Suffer from Garage Door Grief

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: January 2013

What’s more frustrating than preparing to leave the house for work or an appointment only to find that your garage door ­cannot be opened because the torsion spring has broken in half?

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Trust Matters

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: January 2013

Melanie Hasty-Grant and Ken Grant own Waterstone Private Wealth Management, with offices in Owasso and at Utica Square in Tulsa.  “With 20+ combined years of expe…

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Fowler Toyota Grand Opening Celebration

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

Momentum Toyota of Tulsa is under new ownership and is now Fowler Toyota of Tulsa. Located on the Broken Arrow Expressway at Sheridan Road, Fowler’s goal is to be Tulsa’s leading Toyota ­dealer.

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Perfect Gifts that Last a Lifetime

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2012

J. David Jewelry is family owned and operated by Joel and Kendra Wiland, and their son Landon has recently joined their staff.

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Prepare Now for Summer Fun

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

Pools Plus is family owned and operated by Josh Kingsley, his brother, Jay Kingsley, and their father, Danny Kingsley.

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Quick Lane Opens New Location

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2012

Bill Knight Automotive is adding their second Quick Lane at Bill Knight Ford, located at 9607 S. Memorial.

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Tulsa Urology Adds New Locations

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2012

Richard B. Saint, M.D., F.A.C.S., is recognized as a regional authority in the field of bladder and testis cancer as well as other urological malignancies. His practice is located in the St.

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What’s on Your Wish List?

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

The holidays are just a few short weeks away.

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Don’t Let Ugly Grout Embarrass You

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

The holidays are nearly upon us. Is your kitchen and bathroom grout ready to face guests? Grout has a nasty habit of looking plain old ugly as it ages.

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Dealership Renovated Inside and Out

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

Marc Miller Buick GMC has recently undergone a total ­renovation, inside and out.

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Make Your Home a Rustic Refuge

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2012

If you like a rustic-style décor and total originality, head to Bixby’s destination shop The Refuge Lifestyle!

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Reputable Jeweler Expands to Broken Arrow

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

Vincent Anthony Jewelers had its beginnings in Tulsa 12 years ago in a strip center at 101st and Yale.

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Educational and Spiritual Growth

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Education | Issue: October 2012

Rose Mary Lopes directs the ­educational programs offered at American Christian Academy (ACA) in Sapulpa. “Students attending ACA receive more than an education,” says Rose Mary.

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Trick Out Your Truck

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2012

Jeff Leslie is the Bob Hurley Ford Performance Center accessories manager and is known by friends and fellow employees as the “The Accessories Guru.” Jeff has been i…

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Jim Norton Collision Expansion

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

Jim Norton now has two state-of-the-art Collision Centers. Director of Operations Jim Page oversees activities at the new ­location just south of the Creek Turnpike at 97th and Memorial.

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Pools Plus a Whole Lot More

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

Pools Plus recently announced the grand opening of their new retail swimming pool and ­outdoor store and showroom, where they provide the latest in swimming pool chemic…

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A Cross Between Paris Flea Market and Winter Wonderland

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: October 2012

Vintage Market Days is a pop-up marketplace that brings the vintage experience to the Tulsa metro area three times each year.

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I Can Hear You Now!

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

Most of us schedule an annual physical with the family doctor, go to the dentist twice a year, and have our vision checked annually. So why do we never have our hearing checked?

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This Ride’s a Real Dickens!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2012

In the heat of summer, bicyclists in northeastern Oklahoma begin looking forward to cooler ­weather and the Dickens of a Ride bicycle tour through the beautiful rolling hillsides ­surrounding Claremore.

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You Won't Take These Products for Granite

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2012

If you’re looking for a new and exciting alternative to traditional countertops, backsplashes, floors and more, you’ll want to check out Granite Transformations.

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Where the Heart Is

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2012

Circle on your calendar Saturday, September 22, the date of the 19th annual Heart of Broken Arrow Arts & Crafts Fair and Art on Main.

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Get In, Get Out, Get Better

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

My Doctor Urgent Care understands that your time and health are important, and has pledged to get you in and out of the office as quickly as possible, while still delive…

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Remodeling Doesn’t Have to Be a Pain

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2012

Northeastern Renovations & Windows is a full-service ­renovation company specializing in quality wood, metal, and vinyl windows, doors, and window/door systems. The…

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You Don’t Have To Be Filthy Rich

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

When you see or hear the name, Waterstone Private Wealth Management, you might think it’s for the very wealthy.

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New Goodwill Opens in Glenpool

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2012

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa’s store number 10 celebrated its ribbon cutting and grand ­opening ceremonies on July 12 at 8:45 a.m. The parking lot was overflowing as …

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McDonald's Is Giving Back

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2012

August 2nd from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. will be a day of fun, ­frolicking, and helping others in the Owasso community at the local McDonald’s locations.

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Mill Creek Customers Wood Be Impressed

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

Mill Creek has long been known for quality, highly fashionable floor coverings.

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Ride the Mother Road

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2012

Prior to 2003, Mary Benes was an avid runner and fitness buff. In January of that year, she noticed that she was occasionally tripping with her left foot.

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See the Difference at Precision Optical

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2012

I’ve been wearing eyeglasses since I was in college.

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Does Your VW Need Service?

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

Volkswagen Tulsa officially opened its brand-new Service Xpress Center on August 1 and invites VW owners to come by for a quick look around.

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Valuable Lessons Outside the Schoolroom

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2012

Wolfe Pack Taekwondo was founded in 2007 by the husband and wife team of Mike and Lisa Wolfe, both fourth degree black belts in taekwondo.

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Go Where the Auction Is

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

America’s Auto Auction of Tulsa provides a full spectrum of services to the public and to area automobile dealers in northeastern Oklahoma with two auctions each week.

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Ultimate Garage Door Opener

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2012

Assurance Overhead Doors is an authorized dealer for LiftMaster® and the new Elite SeriesTM 8550 Garage Door Opener.

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Lower Your Utility Bills

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

Community Builders, Inc. President Greg Wolter founded the organization while working out of his home more than 30 years ago.

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Welcome to Town, Discount Mike!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2012

Mike Gauldin has been in the tire and automotive repair ­business for 42 years. The first Discount Mike’s Tire & Automotive was opened in Broken Arrow in 2005.

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Double Play on Knee Pain

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2012

George Dudasko always had a passion for baseball. As a young adult, he umpired little league games and then graduated up the ranks to become a Division II college baseball umpire.

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Built to Be the Best

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2012

Inola Portable Buildings & Pole Barns owner Carl Parson built carports, buildings and pole barns for the past 14 years.

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Rock Solid Concrete Tips

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2012

LCI Concrete specializes in ­pouring and scoring concrete driveways, patios, sidewalks and other flatwork for homeowners, businesses and commercial properties.

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Serious About Sushi

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: July 2012

Kenny Chan spent 30 years in New York prior to moving to Tulsa to open his Sushi Hana Japanese fusion restaurant in December of last year.

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Ultimate Garage Door Opener

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

Assurance Overhead Doors is an authorized dealer for LiftMaster® and the new Elite SeriesTM 8550 Garage Door Opener.

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Repair Facility of the Year

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2012

Bill Knight Collision Repair received the Farmers Insurance Circle of Dependability/Eastern Division Repair Facility of the Year Award in 2010, and again in 2011.

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Leave Constant Cleaning in the Dust

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

Black Hat Cleaning Services founder David Harris started his business in 1977. The company is family owned and operated.

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Knee Replacement Paid Off in the Long Run

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2012

Carl McMann has spent most of his life as an athlete. He grew up in Sapulpa, where he met his wife Carla and graduated from Sapulpa High School.

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Working to Improve Lives Since 1927

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Consumer News | Issue: June 2012

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa has changed a lot over the past 85 years; headquarters have grown, as have their services.

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Rock Solid Concrete Tips

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2012

LCI Concrete specializes in ­pouring and scoring concrete driveways, patios, sidewalks and other flatwork for homeowners, businesses and commercial properties.

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A Stone’s Throw from a More Beautiful Home

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2012

Co-owners Susan Spring and Steve Koskey opened the doors of Stone Mill Manufactured Stone in January of 2009.

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Golf to Stop Child Trafficking Now

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Consumer News | Issue: June 2012

Stop Child Trafficking Now (SCTNow) funds efforts that ­target the demand side of child sex slavery. They target predators.

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Kick Into a Fit Lifestyle

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2012

Thomas “Thunderkick” Longacre grew up in the community of Kellyville.

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Wedding Planning Can Be Merry

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2012

John Bunn attended Oral Roberts University, studying advertising and marketing.

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Come Shake Your Tail Feathers

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2012

“Shake Your Tail Feathers” is the 2012 theme of Broken Arrow’s Rooster Days, the oldest festival in the state of Oklahoma.

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Don’t Be Fuelish About Your Diesel

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

This year marks Mike Fitzpatrick’s 20th year with Classic Chevrolet in Owasso. Mike heads the Classic service department and says he truly enjoys working there.

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Fight Hunger, Feed Hope

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2012

June 2, 2012 marks the date for the 5th annual Panera Hunger Run to help fight hunger in Oklahoma.

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A Ringleader in Mother’s Day Gifts

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2012

Mother’s Day falls on Sunday, May 13. If you have not yet done your Mother’s Day shopping, don’t worry. Come to J. David Jewelry and be blown out of your socks with the selection and value.

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Show Your Car You Care

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2012

Josh Bollig was recently ­promoted to the position of manager at Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center located just east of Memorial Road on 41st Street between Bill Knight Lincoln Volvo and Hahn Appliances.

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Relay For Life

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2012

Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s national ­signature event. The event is characterized by entire communities taking up the fight against cancer.

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Does Your Mom Have a Heart of Gold?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2012

Vincent Anthony Jewelers, owned by Lonnie Iannazzo, is conveniently located at the ­corner of 101st and Sheridan.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Quality You Can Stand On

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

Think vacuuming your carpet gets it clean? Wrong! Even the best vacuum cleaner collects only a fraction of the dust, dirt and other allergens in your carpet, including pet dander and dust mites.

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Improve Curb Appeal with a New Driveway

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

If your driveway has had one too many doses of corrosive salt over the past several years and is beginning to pit or flake, now is a good time to consider greatly improv…

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Don’t Let Plumbing Problems Drain You

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

If the alternator were to go out in your car, would you head directly to a dealership and buy a replacement vehicle? Or if your truck blew a tire, would you trade it in for a brand new truck?

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Romance Custom Designed by J. David

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2012

J. David Jewelry owner Joel Wiland truly enjoys his profession. “The jewelry business deals as much with people’s emotions as it does with the products they select,” says Joel.

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Need a Reliable Rental?

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

Did you know that you can now rent a Toyota car, truck or van from Momentum Toyota of Tulsa?

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Want a Second Chance to Finish Your Degree?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Education | Issue: February 2012

In 2006, the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education completed a survey to determine how many residents of the state had accumulated at least 77 ­college credit hou…

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Reach Higher

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Education | Issue: February 2012

A new statewide initiative called Reach Higher is Oklahoma’s degree completion program for adults who once attended college, but for one reason or ­another, did not complete their degree.

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Point Your Car South for Great Service

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

Phillip Nash was recently ­promoted to service manager at South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Tulsa.

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Tulsa CARES

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2012

The 15th annual Red Ribbon Gala will be held Saturday, March 10, 2012, at Southern Hills Country Club to benefit Tulsa CARES, a local 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.

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Special Gifts for Special Someones

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2012

If you’re looking for something special – for someone special – for Valentine’s Day, check out Vincent Anthony Jewelers at 101st & Sheridan.

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Garage Door is the New Front Door

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

“We seldom leave or arrive home by our front door,” says Chuck Billy of Assurance Overhead Doors.

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Boost Your BMW’s Performance

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

Do you drive a BMW? Would you like to? Do you live to capture the exhilaration of motorsport or like to press down and feel the racing spirit take hold?

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A Need to Be Active

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2012

Kathy Carpenter is exceptionally active, and her lifestyle makes you tired just learning about it, much less doing what she does every day. Kathy had her left knee replaced last June.

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Invest In Your Financial Future

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

Melanie Hasty-Grant and Ken Grant, owners of Waterstone Private Wealth Management, oversee offices in Owasso and Tulsa’s Utica Square.

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Respectfully Yours

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2011

Bob Moore’s automotive legacy began in Oklahoma City in 1970. The dealerships are still family-owned, and Bob Moore has become a historic national and local figure.

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Gaining Momentum

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2011

General Sales Manager Kevin McPhail is pleased with the steady growth at Momentum Toyota of Tulsa.

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Don’t Miss the Pointe

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: December 2011

South Pointe Chevrolet Service Manager Ben Perry has been employed at the dealership since mid-year and has served in the automotive field for nearly 27 years.

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Perfect Gift for a Heart of Gold

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

Seems like everyone who enters the store the first time asks, “What’s with the name?” They’re not a national franchise, Vincent Anthony is not the ­owner’s na…

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Moore Vehicles at New Dealership

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2011

If you’re in the mood to ­experience that new car smell, or you and your family are ready to search for a quality pre-owned vehicle, here’s some exciting news.

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Shop Here and Win

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2011

It seems impossible, but we’re less than a month away from the Christmas holiday season, and there’s no time like the present to start shopping for fabulous gifts in Broken Arrow.

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Downtown – Where All the Lights Are Bright

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2011

It’s time to shift into shopping gear and head downtown to become part of the Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants Association’s presentation of the 18th annual Holiday Tea-Off.

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Patient Needed a Double Dose of Relief

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2011

“I wish I had known then what I know now,” says Charles Green, patient and recipient of two highly successful knee replacement surgeries performed by Dr. Ronald LaButti.

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A Stone’s Throw from a Stunning Remodel

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2011

Whether you’re building or remodeling, there is a product guaranteed to give your home the look of stone at a very ­attractive price – and that ­product is manufac…

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Shop Local, Win Big

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2011

Sapulpa’s Jingle Bell Sweepstakes kicks into gear with ticket distributions to shoppers and patrons of participating local businesses on Saturday, November 5, 2011.

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Plane Fun at Wings Over Tulsa and Hangar Dance

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2011

November 12, 2011 is the date set for the 10th annual Wings Over Tulsa and the World War II-style, 1940s swing hangar dance.

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Knee-Jerk Reaction to Pain

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2011

“In retrospect, I can’t imagine why I waited so long to have it done,” says Janet Bongiorno.

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Fit for Great Service

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2011

In September, the fourth Draper family GNC in the area opened at 8115 E. 71st St. in Tulsa.

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Guns vs. Hoses

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2011

Head-to-head golf competition will commence at the Golf Club of Oklahoma on October 31, 2011, for the 3rd annual Guns & Hoses Golf Tournament.

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Planting the Seeds of Business Growth

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2011

The Rogers State University Innovation Center is a designated Economic Development Administration’s (EDA) University Center Program.

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Travel by Tractor

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2011

October 21-23 marks the 21st annual Route 66 Flywheelers’ Gas Engine and Tractor Show.

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A Fulfilling Dental Office

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2011

Dentures & Dental Services has been providing quality dental care for over 25 years.

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A Dickens of a Ride

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: September 2011

Fall in Oklahoma brings about the opportunity for some great bicycling.

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High Fashions at Low Costs

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2011

Whether your children are going to a school that will require a ­uniform or one that does not, Goodwill stores in the Tulsa area are well stocked with back-to-school cl…

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Fair Deals on Unique Items

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2011

The 18th annual Heart of Broken Arrow Arts, Crafts & Antiques Fair is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2011, at the Broken Arrow Community Center, located at 1500 S. Main St.

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Meet Momentum Chevrolet

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: September 2011

August 29 was the official date for the name change from Speedway Chevrolet to Momentum Chevrolet of Broken Arrow.

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Keeping Up the Momentum

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: September 2011

Effective August 29, 2011, Riverside Toyota-Scion changed its name to Momentum Toyota of Tulsa.

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Saintly Bedside Manner

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: September 2011

Richard B. Saint, MD, has recently announced the opening of his new practice, Tulsa Urology. The facility is located in the new St.

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11 Years of Fine Jewelry

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2011

Vincent Anthony Jewelers, an upscale, full-service jewelry store serving Tulsa and surrounding communities, is celebrating its eleventh anniversary.

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Over Seed Your Fescue For Instant Grassification

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2011

Mother Nature’s Pest and Lawn Care began serving businesses and residents of northeastern Oklahoma 32 years ago. Most of us are probably familiar with the name.

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Brace Yourself Against Oral Cancer

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2011

Dr. Dennis J. Carlile and staff at A Family Dentist have provided dental services in Broken Arrow for more than 20 years.

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Exposing Local Businesses

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2011

One of the best ways to let ­others know about your business is to present it to your friends and neighbors of Broken Arrow and surrounding communities attending the 19…

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First in Class

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Education | Issue: August 2011

Cross Timbers School in Owasso was established nearly nine years ago and caters to the working parent.

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Fit for Great Service

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

Soon there will be four Draper family GNC stores in the Tulsa metro area.

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Get Floored at Grigsby’s

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2011

Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile & Rug Gallery has a goal of providing each customer with the highest quality carpet products that will beautify their home, meet specific pe…

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Put the Brakes on Bad Service

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: August 2011

Joe Marina Honda’s Express Service is Express Service Certified.

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Don't Let Your Pilot Career Remain Up In The Air

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Education | Issue: August 2011

In 1928, Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology was founded by W.G. Skelly, president of Skelly Oil Company.

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Get Back to Life

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2011

You gotta love stories with a great ending. This is one of them.Marie Guidan had reached a point in her life where she had very little joy.

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Complete A Maze in Rogers County

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2011

Most of us are familiar with “The Amazing Race,” the CBS reality show that features teams of two racing around the world, solving clues, completing tasks, and strivi…

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All Under One Roof

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2011

“It’s all under one roof.” That’s the common statement you’ll hear from each department when visiting Chris Nikel Chrysler Jeep Dodge in Broken Arrow.

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Quick Lane Now Open

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2011

Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center opened its doors on June 1 of this year. A lot of businesses talk about service, but this place is permeated with it.

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11 Years of Fine Jewelry

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2011

Vincent Anthony Jewelers, an upscale, full-service jewelry store serving Tulsa and surrounding communities, is celebrating its eleventh anniversary.

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Mid-Year Market Report Seminar

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2011

In addition to managing more than $50 million in client assets, Melanie Hasty-Grant and Ken Grant have been frequent contributors to national and local medias.

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Summer Food Program for Kids

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2011

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) is sponsored by the USDA.

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You Enjoy Golfing, But Do Your Feet?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2011

John Chatzigiannidis is a certified pedorthist and owner of Feet Unlimited, Inc. “Unfortunately,” says John, “painful feet are common within the golfing community.

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Goodwill Industries of Tulsa Awards

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2011

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa hosted its annual Awards Luncheon on May 3.

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GM's New Standard in Motor Oil

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2011

When you purchase your new Chevrolet vehicle, you’re going to receive more than just a new car, crossover, SUV or truck. The oil used in your new Chevy’s engine is new as well.

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Major Tire Brands at Competitive Prices

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2011

Mike Griffin, fixed operations director for South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge (CJD), wants everyone to know that South Pointe is not only a leading tire selling dealershi…

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Walmart Raising Funds for Children's Hospital

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2011

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals serve 17 million children and their families each year. Walmart Store #3295 on South Elm Place in Broken Arrow is right in the thick of helping.

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Customer Satisfaction Is High Priority

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2011

Riverside Nissan became Bob Moore Nissan of Tulsa last June.

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What Is Your Home's Footprint?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2011

What causes the greatest carbon footprint? Cars, planes, trains, or homes?

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Timeless Stone Elegance

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2011

Impressions in Stone LLC is a joint venture between Tulsa native Dagan Heaps and Atoka-based Eaves Stone Products. Brothers Ray, David and Larry Eaves founded Eaves Stone Products in 1986.

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Mill Creek's New Total Design Center

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2011

L.E. “Pete” Dunn opened the doors of Mill Creek Lumber in Tulsa in 1934, and the company is still owned by the Dunn family.

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Each Lap Brings Us Closer to a Cure

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2011

The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Broken Arrow is rapidly approaching.

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Something for Everyone at Rooster Days

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2011

Still the oldest festival in Oklahoma, Broken Arrow will celebrate its 80th Annual Rooster Days Festival May 12-15.

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New Vehicle Owner Clinics

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2011

South Pointe Chevrolet has announced that they will host monthly New Vehicle Owner Clinics for customers recently purchasing either new or pre-owned Chevy or GM automobiles.

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Tired of Living With Back or Neck Pain?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2011

Approximately 80 percent of those living in North America are going to be affected by the agonizing reality of chronic back and neck pain.

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Mother Nature’s Termite Elimination Secret

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2011

Termites are born with one mission in mind: to eat and never stop eating. And it doesn’t take them long to inflict severe damage to your home.

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Ethnic Cuisine Prepared Fresh Daily

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2011

Alsultan Mediterranean Grill & Bakery has been open for business at 51st & Mingo for about five months. According to owner Moe Alhilalat, “All our food is chopped and prepared fresh daily.

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Caring is Real at Bill Knight Volvo

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: April 2011

Isn’t it nice when you meet someone and you just know that she is a genuine “people person?” When you visit with Kelly Casey, that’s the feeling you get.

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Customer Satisfaction Is High Priority

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: April 2011

Riverside Nissan became Bob Moore Nissan of Tulsa last June.

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Are Your Feet at Risk?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2011

John Chatzigiannidis (“Don’t even try,” he says, “just call me John!”) is a certified pedorthist. He is licensed as required by the Oklahoma Licensed Pedorthists Act, to practice pedorthics.

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Summer Youth Programs at TCC

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2011

Enrollment begins March 1 for TCC Continuing Education Summer Youth Programs. The 2011 summer schedule is available online or you can enroll in person. For online registration, go to www.tulsacc.edu/ted.

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Mother Nature’s Termite Elimination Secret

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2011

Termites are born with one mission in mind: to eat and never stop eating. And it doesn’t take them long to inflict severe damage to your home.

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You Are Family at A Family Dentist

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2011

If you’re looking for a pleasant, competent “family” of dental professionals, consider visiting with Dr. Dennis Carlile and his staff.

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Treat Lawns Now With Pre-Emergent

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2011

Daryl Carter, owner of Amazing Lawns of Tulsa, is probably one of the nicest individuals you’ll ever hope to meet.

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More Than Just Warranty Repairs

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2011

When you hear the name Bill Knight, the first things that come to mind are quality, professionalism, and great service. A class act, Bill Knight Ford has raised the bar significantly in its industry.

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A Tough Winter for Lawns

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2011

Just as winter 2010-2011 was one of the worst in recorded history for northeastern Oklahoma, it will also be one of the most devastating to area yards and shrubs.

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Experience and Excellent Service

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2011

Marc Miller Buick GMC has two outstanding bulwarks in their service department with Gary Howell, service manager and master technician, and Gregg Walton, shop foreman.

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Giving Back to the Community

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2011

It’s heartwarming to hear stories of how locals reached out to help others during recent snowstorms. Many businesses and service organizations simply could not reach t…

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Preventing Roof Ice Dams

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2011

Tulsans have trusted A-Best Roofing for nearly 25 years.

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Broken Arrow Business Conference

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2011

The second annual Broken Arrow Business Conference, “Finishing the Race,” is scheduled for Thursday, March 3, and Friday, March 4, 2011.

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Fairway Promises ­Professional Lawn Care

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2011

The roots of Fairway Lawns run deep, back to 1979 when the company began doing business.

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Customer Service is Tops at Ferguson Advantage Imports

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: February 2011

Alan McLaughlin of Ferguson Advantage Imports in Broken Arrow sums up his commitment with this statement: “We’re all about service.” McLaughlin has been with Fergu…

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Small Dealership, Big Service

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: February 2011

Ferguson Superstore in Broken Arrow provides sales and service for Buick GMC products and other brands.

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Horn’s Is Your Western Store

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2011

The Wall Street Journal recently reported that 2011 is a good year to start a business. Ron Horn, owner of Horn’s Western Outfitters in Glenpool, was a jump ahead of the Journal.

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Classic Valentine’s Day Gifts

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2011

Joel David, owner of J. David Jewelry, offers great selections of jewelry year-round.

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Teaching Self Defense and Self Respect

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2011

There’s a lot going on at Martial Arts Advantage in Broken Arrow.

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Prevent Future Breakdowns

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: February 2011

Preventive maintenance for your automobile can be defined simply as maintenance – including tests, measurements, adjustments, and parts replacement – performed speci…

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Inspection Lane for Brakes, Alignment and Sideslip

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: February 2011

South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge service center provides exemplary service to all makes and models of vehicles, and the latest tool in their arsenal is a high-tech Inspe…

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Welcome to Bob Moore Nissan

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: January 2011

“I feel like I’m home again,” says Ken Wilkins, general manager of Bob Moore Nissan of Tulsa. Ken was born in Antlers, Oklahoma and has spent 28 years in the automobile business.

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Do You Suffer From Back Pain?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2011

It’s reported that nearly one million Americans suffer annually from painful vertebral compression fractures (VCF).

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Health and Fitness Through Functional Training (Men)

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2011

This story takes a different pathway from the norm.

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Market Forecast 2011 Seminar

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2011

In addition to managing more than $50 million in client assets, Melanie Hasty-Grant and Ken Grant have been frequent contributors to national and local medias.

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For Unto Y’all

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2010

Here’s a great deal – dinner, theater, fun music, and the telling of the ageless story of Jesus’ birth in an unusual kind of setting.

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Take a Realistic Nativity Tour

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2010

Christview Christian Church presents the 12th annual Bethlehem Walk to the Tulsa community December 2-5 at their campus at 2525 S. Garnett.

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Grigsby’s Has Your Floor Covered

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2010

Grigsby’s Carpet, Tile & Rug Gallery has served northeastern Oklahoma for more than 50 years, offering only the finest quality floor covering products and honest, dependable craftsmanship.

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Jewelry Is a People Business

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2010

After 16 years in Broken Arrow and 10 years at the current location, J. David Jewelry is still going strong, providing quality jewelry selections to customers in Broken …

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Alternative to the Gas Pump

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2010

According to Mark Sprowls, sales consultant at Joe Marina Honda, the Honda Civic GX just might be Honda’s best-kept secret.

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When It Pours, RainTech Reigns

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2010

Freddie Watkins is the owner of RainTech Gutter Solutions. The company specializes in multiple styles of guttering and gutter protection products.

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Cadillac Treatment at a Chevy Dealership

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2010

Suburban Chevrolet of Claremore is locally owned and has served northeastern Oklahoma residents for 49 years.

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Living Up to High Expectations

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2010

Jim Lane, president of A-Best Roofing, says it best: “We’ve built our reputation as Tulsa’s premier residential roofing company.

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Talkington Named Vice President at AHB

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2010

American Heritage Bank Chairman and CEO William L. Berry recently announced the appointment of Brian J. Talkington to the position of Vice President of business development.

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Buy Broken Arrow

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2010

The 2010 holiday season is rapidly approaching, and the Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce will be kicking off its Buy Broken Arrow Christmas campaign on November 5.

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Time for Holiday Tea Off

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2010

Each year, the Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants Association and residents look forward to the annual Holiday Tea Off.

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Martial Arts for the Family

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2010

Jim Hammons and Ron Anderson became best friends as kids while growing up in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Today they are instructors at Martial Arts Advantage in Broken Arrow.

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When It Pours, RainTech Reigns

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2010

Freddie Watkins is the owner of RainTech Gutter Solutions. The company specializes in multiple styles of guttering and gutter protection products.

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RCB MidAmerica Branch Names New Leader

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2010

RCB Bank recently announced the promotion of Victor Casey to assistant vice president and manager of the MidAmerica branch in Pryor.

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Sleep Tight – Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: October 2010

Yes, bed bugs have reared their ugly little heads in metropolitan Tulsa. The reddish-brown insects are on the rebound and have been classified a public health pest. Where are bed bugs coming from?

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38th Annual Arts & Crafts Benefit Bazaar

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: October 2010

The 38th annual Arts & Crafts Benefit Bazaar, sponsored by the Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Alpha Rho Chapter in Broken Arrow, will be held Saturday, October 23 at Oliv…

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Earning and Keeping Customer Respect

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2010

It hasn’t taken long for the Bill Knight dealerships to become the number one Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealers in the state. It takes a lot of hard work, but it’s easy to understand how they do it.

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Cycle Fandango Fall Tour

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2010

Bicyclists, it’s time to get ready for Cycle Fandango, the two-day fall bicycle tour that follows a scenic route through northeastern Oklahoma’s Arkansas River Valle…

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High Noon Golf Shootout

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2010

Golf Club of Oklahoma is looking for a few good men, women, individuals and local businesses to help make the annual Guns & Hoses Golf Tournament another rousing success.

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Quality Repairs by Experienced Professionals

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2010

Premier Collision of Broken Arrow takes a lot of pride in the business they’ve built on three primary principles – quality repair work, outstanding service, and experience.

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Make Gutter Cleaning a Thing of the Past

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: October 2010

According to Rain-Flow Systems, Inc. owner Chris Mussman, “Our customers have three main concerns when purchasing guttering or gutter protection products: price, appearance and warranty coverage.

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Better Health for Your Trees and Shrubs

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: October 2010

S&W Tree Specialists is the offspring of a merger between two respected names in the tree care industry, Wright Service Corp. and S&S Tree and Horticultural Specialists.

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Pressed For Time?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2010

Most of us are pressed for time, and a lot of us are also pressed for expendable income these days.

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Es Ist Zeit Für Oktoberfest

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2010

It is time again for Tulsa Oktoberfest! And here’s an interesting tidbit we bet you didn’t know: the famous chicken was originally a duck.

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Dickens of a Ride 2010

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2010

Fall in Oklahoma brings about the opportunity for some great bicycling.

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Exceeding Our Expectations

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: September 2010

When we learn more about leaders who have exceeded our expectations, it restores our faith in them.

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Mazzio’s Offers Franchise Opportunities

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: September 2010

Mazzio’s LLC, operator of Mazzio’s Italian Eatery, is actively seeking franchisees for the Tulsa metropolitan market.

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Holiday Lifestyle for Seniors

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Real Estate | Issue: September 2010

If you’re 55 or older, or if you have a friend or loved one of this age, Prairie Rose Independent Retirement Living might be just what you’re looking for.

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Retirement Boot Camp

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2010

Are you on the fast track to retirement? This might be a great time to assess your finances to see if retirement will be like marching in review, or if a sneak attack is imminent.

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Wine, Eats & Easels to Benefit Broken Arrow Neighbors

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2010

The 7th annual Wine, Eats & Easels celebration benefiting Broken Arrow Neighbors is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on October 1, 2010, at the Broken Arrow Farmers’ Market…

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Don’t Pay Retail for a Pre-Owned Vehicle

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: August 2010

America’s Auto Auction in Tulsa has been doing business since the late ’60s and has been selling used vehicles to the public for the past 15 years.

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Home & Business Expo

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: August 2010

The Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce sponsors the annual Home & Business Expo, and 2010 marks its 18th year.

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Putting a Stop to Back Pain

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2010

Each year, nearly a million Americans suffer from a painful vertebral compression fracture, known as VCF.

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Vintage Guitar Pickers

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2010

Located in Sand Springs is a very interesting father and son team who are “pickers” in two senses of the word.

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A Biker’s Paradise

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2010

When Bill Ewerling took early retirement from a Tulsa-based oil company, he decided he enjoyed meeting people and working so much that he could not yet convince himself to retire.

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Life and Health ­Insurance Specialist

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: July 2010

Robert W. (Bob) Clark is an independent contractor specializing in life and health insurance.

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You Can’t Afford Cheap Investment Advice

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: July 2010

Waterstone Private Wealth Management is owned by principal Melanie Hasty-Grant and wealth manager Ken Grant, who offer securities and advisory services through LPL Finan…

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A Taste of Summer at Blue Bell

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2010

Many area and out-of-state residents look forward to Blue Bell Creameries’ annual Taste of Summer, always held the last weekend of June.

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18th Annual Home & Business Expo

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2010

If you’re looking for a super way to spotlight your business, products and services, the Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce welcomes you to the 2010 Home & Business Expo.

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Goodwill Recognizes ­Annual Award Recipients

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2010

May 3 marked the 2010 Goodwill Industries of Tulsa Annual Awards Luncheon at the Southern Hills Marriott.

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Five Generations of Homemade Goodness

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: June 2010

Five generations of the Rodgers and Herman families are represented in two Shiloh’s Restaurants, located in Broken Arrow at 2604 N. Aspen and Tulsa at 12521 E. 52nd St.

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Saturn Open House June 19

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2010

South Pointe Chevrolet’s Saturn factory authorized service department is inviting all Saturn owners to an open house on Saturday, June 19.

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Stopping Predators, Saving Children

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2010

This is the most heart-tugging story I’ve ever written. Atrocious victimization of children is prevalent throughout the world.

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Summer Youth Programs

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Education | Issue: June 2010

You know that Tulsa Community College (TCC) has great education classes for adults.

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Parts Sold Wholesale to the Public

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2010

Shade tree mechanics may not be as numerous as they were prior to the highly computerized modern vehicle, but there are a lot of you who still enjoy the pleasure and sat…

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52nd Annual ­Rooster Days Rodeo

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2010

This year marks the 52nd annual Rooster Days Rodeo, which will be held at the Broken Arrow Round-Up Club (BARUC) arena on Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15.

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Don’t Open Your Hood to Strangers

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2010

A lot of shops are eager to perform maintenance on your vehicle, but a word of caution: Don’t open your hood to strangers.Regional Hyundai and Import Supercenter is ma…

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Parts Sold Wholesale to the Public

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2010

Shade tree mechanics may not be as numerous as they were prior to the highly computerized modern vehicle, but there are a lot of you who still enjoy the pleasure and sat…

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Gallery of Local Working Artists

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2010

Water Street Art Gallery opened its doors one year ago in a quaint area of historic downtown Sapulpa.

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RSU Hosts First-Ever Art on the Hill

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: April 2010

The first-ever Art on the Hill is the brainchild of Peggy Rice, first lady of Rogers State University, and Gary Moeller, longtime RSU faculty artist, professor and head of the RSU Department of Fine Arts.

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Award-Winning Rooster Days Coming Soon

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2010

Broken Arrow’s Rooster Days is the oldest festival in Oklahoma, and 2010 marks the 79th year for the event, to be celebrated Thursday, May 6 through Sunday, May 9 in Broken Arrow’s Central Park.

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SYNC My Ride

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: April 2010

We are living in a world of incredible technology and electronics, and some of this magic is available at your fingertips and voice command in your Ford, Lincoln or Merc…

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Great Values in Doors and Windows

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2010

Consolidated Builders Supply carries a huge offering of AAW Quality Wood Doors.

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Manmade Makes a Difference

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2010

Rex Marsh has been in the custom manufactured natural and manmade marble fixtures business since 1980.

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Yards of Ideas

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2010

Rick Vaughan is the owner of Sawdust, Ltd., a Broken Arrow-based company specializing in the design, construction and sale of decks, shade arbors and other related products.

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South Pointe Welcomes New Service Manager

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: April 2010

Kevin Copeland began his career in the automotive industry over 30 years ago.

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Standing Still Is Not an Investment Strategy

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2010

What is now being referred to as “The Big Recession” has some of the nation’s news experts tapping into an Oklahoma private investment firm for perspectives on how…

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What to Do When ­Termites Start Swarming

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2010

Swarming termites are a sight that makes even a grown man shudder. And it’s a fact that when warmer spring weather delivers us from winter, termites begin swarming.

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Our Excellence Is Guaranteed

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2010

Bob’s Paint & Body Shop is a full-service business with a genuine commitment to professional, affordable and personalized service.

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An Ever-Expanding Inventory, All at Discount Prices

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2010

Building Materials Factory Outlet (BMFO) is located on 41st Street between Memorial and Sheridan in Tulsa.

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Dental Hygiene and Your Health

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2010

Steven Deem, DDS, began his dental practice in 1980 in Claremore. He has also practiced in Tulsa, and opened the doors to Dentistry For You in Broken Arrow this past October.

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Lawn and Shrub Care the Right Way

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2010

If you’re considering contracting lawn care for your home or business, you want to be sure the company you select is well established, knowledgeable and professional i…

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Goodwill Needs Your Help

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2010

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa is one of the largest employers of people with disabilities and other barriers to employment in the state of Oklahoma.

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Quality Home Improvement Help for Oklahoma Homeowners

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2010

The Mill Creek name has been familiar to Oklahomans for 76 years. And since 1954, Mill Creek Home Improvements has been helping Tulsa area residents with their home remodeling projects.

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Get to the Source of a Roof Leak

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2010

Tim Burns attended Oral Roberts University and after graduation, he and his family moved to Florida, where Tim began a career in commercial and residential contracting.

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Smart Money Move: Invest in a Roth IRA

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2010

Beverly Barry is a registered representative and investment advisor with LPL Financial. LPL is credited with being the nation’s leading independent brokerage firm.

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Lawn and Shrub Care the Right Way

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2010

If you’re considering contracting lawn care for your home or business, you want to be sure the company you select is well established, knowledgeable and professional i…

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Perfect Valentine’s Day Gifts for Any Budget

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: February 2010

When Joel David was in grade school, his parents would give him a dollar each day for lunch. Joel would stop at a store on the way to school and purchase 20 Jelly Worms with the dollar.

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Bringing Tradition Back to Martial Arts

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2010

Sean and Michele Steefel of Broken Arrow have had a dream of opening their own martial arts academy for 12 years.

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Will You Take the Plunge?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2010

Although you may not be acutely informed about Polar Plunge, you’ve probably heard of it.

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Premier Collision Goes Bilingual

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: February 2010

Miguel Garcia invita a todos sus clientes y amigos a que lo visiten en Premier Collision en Broken Arrow. Un taller muy reconocido en la industria automotriz de enderezado y pintura.

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RCB Bank Names New CEO and President

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2010

RCB Bank had its beginnings way back in January of 1936. It all began in Claremore, and the bank was first known as Rogers County Bank.

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South Pointe Now Certified Service Provider for Saturn

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: February 2010

South Pointe Chevrolet has always placed valued customers first, whether you are looking for a new or used car, or are in need of factory authorized service on your vehicle.

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Same-Day Service a Priority at Torchwood

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2010

“Whenever you call us, you’re going to be talking to a real person, not some recording,” says Eric Danels, owner of Torchwood Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing.

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A Business Built on Faith

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2010

Victory Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning has been earning the trust and confidence of patrons in the Tulsa metropolitan area for over 15 years.

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Garage Doors Are Now Our Front Doors

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2010

Garage doors have become our front doors. We seldom pull into the garage, get out of the car, and walk to the front door to enter our homes. So we want our garage doors to look good and function well.

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Feel at Home at The Carlyle

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Real Estate | Issue: January 2010

Take an apartment complex that was built in the early 1970s and in need of repair, put $3.5 million into a complete redesign and renovation, and what do you get?

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Your Window and Door Store

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2010

Consolidated Builders Supply (CBS) first opened shop in Oklahoma City nearly 25 years ago, selling and manufacturing quality windows, doors and skylights.

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Personal Help for Your Fitness Resolution

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2010

Steve and Paula Dibbins are co-owners of Fitness Together in Owasso.

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Meeting All Your ­Automotive Needs

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2010

Jim Norton Automotive is located on South Memorial just south of the Creek Turnpike, and provides the public with service, parts and some of the most reliable and afford…

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Premier Collision Goes Bilingual

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2010

Miguel Garcia invita a todos sus clientes y amigos a que lo visiten en Premier Collision en Broken Arrow. Un taller muy reconocido en la industria automotriz de enderezado y pintura.

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Enhance Your Outdoor Living Experience

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2010

Sawdust, Ltd. was founded 31 years ago, and Rick Vaughan has been the owner of the Broken Arrow-based company for 20 years.

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National Media Outlets Get Perspectives from Local Wealth Management Firm

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Professional Services | Issue: January 2010

Waterstone Private Wealth Management, located in Owasso and Utica Square in Tulsa, is a private, independent investment services firm owned by Melanie Hasty-Grant, manag…

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One Quiet Night

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2009

“Beyond the noise, beyond the lights, beyond the chaos of December days and nights…there is a voice whispering within, calling me beyond the noise, back to Bethlehem…

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Consider Custom-Built Cabinets

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2009

Brunson Cabinet Company was born in 1956, over 50 years ago. Bill Jack purchased the cabinet manufacturing company in January of 1999. It is located at 715 Maple St.

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Washing Your Dog Can Be Easy

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Pets | Issue: December 2009

Budget Dog Wash of Broken Arrow was the first location in the metropolitan area to introduce a private, state-of-the-art, self-service dog wash.

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Community Coffeehouse for All

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2009

Goodies Community Coffeehouse is an undertaking in partnership with Lord of Life Lutheran Church.

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Quick Lane Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2009

Quick Lane® operates more than 530 tire and automotive centers nationwide, and offers all the services your car or truck needs to keep it operating optimally. They also welcome fleet customers.

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Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2009

American Heritage Bank will host a Community Shred Day on Friday, November 13. This is their way of helping you protect yourself against the fastest growing crime in the United States, identity theft.

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Investment Options Available

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2009

Beverly Barry began her career in the investments industry 22 years ago.

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Report Cards for Cars

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2009

Is your car getting a report card each time you take it in for service? Bill Knight Ford assists customers by making their car’s maintenance schedule simpler than ever.

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Tea-Off to the Holidays

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2009

The highly anticipated holiday season will officially kick off at Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants Association’s annual Holiday Tea-Off on Thursday evening, November 12, in downtown Broken Arrow.

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Kitchen and Bath in Perfect Harmony

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2009

Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling the kitchen or bath in your existing home, now is a great time to harmonize your residence with products made by Harmony Star Marble of Claremore.

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Experiencing Hearing Loss?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2009

Our lives are enriched by the experiences we have through our sense of hearing, and when hearing is lost, it cannot be reversed.

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Treat Pain Without Surgery

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2009

Studies have shown that Americans are so plagued with back or neck pain that 85 percent are unable to perform simple, daily activities. Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma has good news.

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Helping You Accumulate and Retain Wealth

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2009

Beverly Barry, owner of Barry Investment Services in Tulsa, specializes in offering investment guidance and retirement income strategies.

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Health Cares Affair October 24

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2009

“The Broken Arrow health and wellness community is growing by leaps and bounds,” says Carolyn Davies, chairperson for the first-ever Broken Arrow Health Cares Affair.

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Adventure of a Lifetime

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2009

Touring on a bicycle is as much about the adventures found along the way as it is about the actual riding.

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It Really Is a Dickens of a Ride

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2009

One of the most well-organized and fun bicycle rides in which you’ll ever participate is scheduled to commence on Saturday, October 3 from Gazebo Park in downtown Claremore.

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37th Annual Arts & Crafts Benefit Bazaar

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2009

The 37th annual Arts & Crafts Benefit Bazaar, sponsored by Epsilon Sigma Alpha (ESA) Sorority’s Alpha Rho Chapter of Broken Arrow, will be held at Clarence Oliver …

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Sports-Specific Training

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2009

Steve and Paula Dibbins are co-owners of Fitness Together in Owasso. Their mission at Fitness Together is to provide clients with high quality, one-on-one private personal fitness training.

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Need Collision Repair?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2009

Two fully staffed and equipped Jim Norton Collision Centers are located in south Tulsa, one at 98th and South Memorial and the other just east of the intersection at South 58th Street and Garnett.

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Go Nuts at Route 66 Pecan & Fun Fest

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2009

The Nut House first opened its doors 41 years ago and sold only native pecans. It has been in its current location on Highway 66, just four miles north of Catoosa, since 1979.

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Todd Can Do It

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: October 2009

Todd Roberts is the owner of Roberts Environmental and has served northeastern Oklahoma for the past 15 years.

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Mower Power to You

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2009

If you’re looking for a really fun outing that your entire family will enjoy, mark your calendar for the 5th annual Mower Racing Charity Event, to be held at Claremore…

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Giving Back to the Community

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: September 2009

Founded in 1989 as Eastside Tire & Auto, the company became Discount Mike’s Tire & Automotive in 2005 when Mike Gauldin purchased it, and the rest, as they say, is history.

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Cost-Effective Bath and Kitchen Repairs

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2009

Kent Kantor, owner of Grout Care of Tulsa, says, “I can show you an easy way to save money on a couple of simple home improvements to tub and shower surrounds in bathr…

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Traditional, Homemade Italian Food

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: September 2009

Benny Luchno owns Napoli’s Italian Restaurants in Broken Arrow, Tahlequah and Muskogee. The newest restaurant opened its doors four years ago and is located on the corner of 81st & 145th E. Ave.

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Giving You a Memorable Banking Experience

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2009

A merger between Central Bancompany of Jefferson City, Missouri and 21st Century Financial Services – the parent company of Tulsa-based ONB Bank – was finalized in 2007.

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Country-Farm Family Cooking

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: September 2009

Those of you who have patronized the Shiloh’s Restaurant in Tulsa at 51st and the Broken Arrow Expressway will be delighted to know that they have opened a second location, and it’s in Broken Arrow.

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Buy, Hold, & Hope?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2009

Waterstone Private Wealth Management is a boutique investment firm whose professionals provide tailored services to their family of clients, including small businesses, couples and individuals.

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6th Annual Wine, Eats & Easels

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2009

Each year locals anticipate Broken Arrow’s premier gala, Wine, Eats & Easels, benefiting Broken Arrow Neighbors, a charity organization that provides basic needs a…

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Home & Business Expo Slated for August 22

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: August 2009

The Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled the community’s 2009 Home & Business Expo for Saturday, August 22, at the beautiful Nienhuis Park.

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Lend a Happy Hand in Charity Golf Tournament

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: August 2009

The Happy Hands Education Center is a Christian school for children with hearing loss and communicative disorders.

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Kitchen and Bath in Perfect Harmony

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2009

Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling the kitchen or bath in your existing home, now is a great time to harmonize your residence with products made by Harmony Star Marble of Claremore.

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For Food and Shopping, Opt for Ne-Mar

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2009

Ne-Mar Shopping Center in Claremore is home to many businesses, including Bill & Ruth’s Submarine Sandwiches, Carl’s Coney, Felts Shoes, and JC Penney.

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Going Green with Collision Repair

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: August 2009

“Doing something good for our environment doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice quality or productivity,” says Ralph Higinbotham, owner of Premier Collision in Broken Arrow.

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Summer Car Care Clinic

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: August 2009

South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge has accumulated a great e-mail list from clients and is sending some very special deals to those who have asked to receive them via e-mail.

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Bill Knight Collision Repair Opens New Facility

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2009

Most people in the Tulsa metropolitan area associate the name Bill Knight with his three automotive dealerships – Bill Knight Ford, Bill Knight Lincoln Mercury Volvo, …

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No Such Thing as a Typical Day

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2009

Dr. Ronald LaButti is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement.

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Going Green with Collision Repair

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2009

“Doing something good for our environment doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice quality or productivity,” says Ralph Higinbotham, owner of Premier Collision in Broken Arrow.

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New Banking Technology in Claremore

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2009

RCB Bank proudly announces the opening of its 20th branch in Oklahoma. The new “RCB Bank at the Box” is located inside the Claremore Wal-Mart SuperCenter.

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Historical Society Museum Opens June 6

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2009

The long-awaited opening celebration of the Broken Arrow Historical Society Museum is scheduled for Saturday, June 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and everyone in the community is invited to attend.

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Gain Investment Clarity

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2009

Beverly Barry has been in investment services since 1987, and she opened her own company, Barry Investment Services, in 1995.

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A Diamond Among Lawn Stores

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2009

If you are already a customer of Diamond P Lawn & Garden, you’ve probably been told by owner J.W. Powers, “We couldn’t do it without you.” J.W. and his wife …

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Be Comfortable in Your Own Skin

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2009

The truth is, you’re not fooling anyone with those baggy clothes, least of all yourself.

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Goodwill in Claremore Reopens

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2009

There were many smiling faces returning to the Goodwill store in Claremore on April 29, following a remodeling and expansion project that necessitated closing the store for two months.

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Goodwill Honors Outstanding Employees and Partners

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2009

Employees, clients, board members, community leaders, and other friends of Goodwill Industries of Tulsa joined in the annual awards banquet on May 4 at Southern Hills Ma…

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Gorgeous Gameroom Designs

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2009

When entering the beautiful showroom of One Billiards – Gameroom Design, you’ll see why it is one of the fastest growing gameroom furniture stores in the Midwest.

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Going Green with Collision Repair

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2009

 “Doing something good for our environment doesn’t mean we have to sacrifice quality or productivity,” says Ralph Higinbotham, owner of Premier Collision in Broken Arrow.

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51st Annual Rooster Days Rodeo: A Tribute to Carl Rice

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2009

This year marks the 51st Annual Rooster Days Rodeo, which has also been designated A Tribute to Carl Rice in honor of the man who served as stock contractor for the Roos…

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Support Many Charities at Belk May 2

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2009

The first Belk store was founded in 1888 with the philosophy of helping employees, customers and the community.

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In the Business Since Childhood

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2009

 “We’ve got great products, the best warranty in the business, and we give customers a great value on every dollar they spend,” says Rick Davis, owner of Davi…

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Harmonize Your Kitchen and Bath

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2009

Harmony Star Marble owner Rex Marsh serves all of northeastern Oklahoma with custom manufactured cultured marble and Harmony Stone fixtures for the kitchen and bathroom.

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A Very Curious Store in Sapulpa

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: May 2009

When you walk into Hurt Furniture in Sapulpa, you’re going to feel like you’re 12 years old and have just been turned loose in a candy store.

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Looking for Innovative Kitchen Designs?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2009

Kitchens by Mill Creek relocated its showroom and offices in February of this year. The new location is just west of Memorial on the north side of 41st Street.

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Smell the Lilacs May 2

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2009

Claremore seems to have the market cornered when it comes to having good, old-fashioned family fun in the heart of the community.

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Vinyl Revitalizes Your Yard

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2009

Now might be the best time ever to consider adding beautiful vinyl fencing or other vinyl products to your home’s outdoor areas.

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Celebrating the Strength of Survivors

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: May 2009

The American Cancer Society would like to extend the invitation to any cancer survivor and guest to a Survivors’ Dinner.

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Get Clean Air in Your Home

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2009

Air pollution affects everyone, and you can’t hide from it. Eric Danels is the owner of Torchwood Air Conditioning Heating & Plumbing.

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Summer Youth Programs at TCC

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Education | Issue: May 2009

Tulsa Community College has been providing youth and family enrichment summer programs for more than 30 years.

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Tumble In Celebrates 67 Years

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2009

Tumble In opened its doors in Broken in early August, 2008. In 1942, Don Smith founded “Tumble Inn” at the bottom of Indian Agency Hill in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

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Chills and Thrills at Will Rogers Stampede

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2009

The 63rd annual Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo is coming to Claremore!

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Programs Are Budding at A New Leaf

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2009

A New Leaf’s mission is to provide developmentally disabled children and adults with life skills and job training through horticultural therapy, vocational placement a…

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American Heritage Bank Opens Glenpool Branch

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2009

American Heritage Bank (AHB) began establishing its roots in Oklahoma soil way back in 1905, two years prior to Oklahoma statehood.

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A Decade of Assurance

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2009

This is the tenth year of doing business in northeastern Oklahoma for Chuck Billy and the Broken Arrow-based Assurance Overhead Doors, Inc.

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Belk Charity Sale

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2009

Henry Belk opened his first store in Monroe, N.C. in 1888. Many thought he would surely fail because of his radical notion of cash sales at the lowest prices possible.

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Commit to Get Fit

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2009

Often the hardest thing about beginning a personal fitness program is finally making the commitment to get started.

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Make Your Own Special Gifts

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: April 2009

If you’ve ever found yourself in the quandary of not knowing what gift to give, make things easier on yourself with a visit to The Gift Garden.

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Type 2 Diabetes Study

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2009

Options Health Research is a privately owned and operated clinical research site located in Tulsa, OK.

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Innovative Roofing

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2009

 Hard-working and innovative are two words that immediately come to mind when meeting the father-son team of Tim and Kevan Burns at Power Roofing & Exteriors.

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Who to Call for Any Home Project

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2009

Todd Roberts is a dedicated family man and spends as much time as possible with his wife and two beautiful children.

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Vehicle Service More Important Than Ever

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2009

In these economic times, keeping up with your vehicle’s service and maintenance program is more important than ever before.

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Be Prepared for Oklahoma Weather

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2009

Kieth Hilligoss Jr. founded Air Solutions Heating & Cooling in 1997.

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Health Insurance for Small Businesses

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2009

As Angela Ritchie was starting her small business in 2005, she fully understood the significance of offering good health insurance benefits in order to attract and maintain a top-notch staff.

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Need Help with Home Design Plans?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2009

Danny Pavey conceived Dezign Plus in 2003, but his career stretches back far beyond that time.

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High Performance Tanning

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2009

Broken Arrow’s Golden Tan has been in business at 121st & Elm for 14 years.

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Restoring to New Is What We Do

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2009

Grout Care of Tulsa owner Kent Kantor is all about saving you money by restoring ugly bath or kitchen grout and caulking to like-new condition.The most common repair job…

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Loving Care for the Memory Impaired

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2009

Specializing in memory care, Home Sweet Home is a lovely residential assisted living facility located between Broken Arrow and Coweta, east of the Golf Club of Oklahoma and south of 141st Street South.

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Family Begins Home Mission Church

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2009

John Hamilton and his wife Lori became sweethearts in high school when they were 17 years old. After they were married, work brought them to Oklahoma.

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Beautiful Décor, Old and New

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: March 2009

If you truly enjoy fine furnishings and classy antiques, there’s a place that will make you feel like the proverbial kid in a candy store.

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2009 Marks Mill Creek’s 75th Anniversary

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2009

This year marks Mill Creek’s 75th anniversary. For decades they have been providing Oklahomans with quality products and extraordinary service.

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What Is an Investigational New Drug Study?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2009

What exactly is a clinical health trial? Clinical trials are usually considered to be biomedical or health-related research studies in humans that follow a pre-defined protocol.

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Help Us Find a Cure for Cancer

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2009

The economy may not be in the greatest shape right now, but your Broken Arrow Relay For Life Event Committee is charged up and running full speed ahead planning for the 2009 June Relay For Life.

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Join the Fight Against Cancer

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2009

Relay For Life brings more than 3.5 million people together to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and empower individuals an…

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Agriculture Needs and Much More

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2009

Stillwater Milling Company traces its founding roots back to 1891.

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Shower and Bath Remodeling

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2009

Maybe our unstable economy has convinced you that this is not the year to make any drastic moves like buying a new home, but it might be a great time to do a little remo…

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Get Fit with One-On-One Training

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2009

Three years ago, Steve and Paula Dibbins got married and decided they wanted to start their own business.

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Goodwill Opens New Store and Donation Center

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2009

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa opened its new Stone Creek store and drive-through donation center at 9 a.m. immediately following the official ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, January 7, 2009.

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What Is an Investigational New Drug Study?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2009

What exactly is a clinical health trial? Clinical trials are usually considered to be biomedical or health-related research studies in humans that follow a pre-defined protocol.

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Plum Gold Jewelers Celebrates 35th Anniversary

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2009

Owner Randy Smith founded Plum Gold Jewelers in 1974. “We are celebrating 35 years of doing business in the city of Claremore, thanks to our many loyal customers,” says Smith.

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Storm Damage Deadline Approaching

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2009

Most insurance companies allow customers to file a claim for storm damages up to one year from the date the damages occurred.

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Your Low Back and Neck Pain Problems Are Not Hopeless

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2009

The healthcare professionals at Standridge Clinic are dedicated to helping patients achieve their personal wellness objectives, combining skill and expertise that spans …

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Winter Ailment Specialists

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2009

Claremore Physicians ImmediateCare is an urgent care center with the goal of making quality healthcare convenient for you and your family.

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The Clear Way to Straighten Teeth

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2009

Drake and Voto Family & Cosmetic Dentistry has been in Owasso for nearly 30 years.

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A Garden of Gifts

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: January 2009

Do you enjoy doing crafts, but find yourself in a rut when it comes to trying new things?

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South Pointe Chevrolet Completes Major Remodeling Project

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: January 2009

South Pointe Chevrolet places great emphasis on style and comfort for customers, whether they are shopping for a new or pre-owned vehicle or coming in for periodic service.

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Common Surgical Procedures

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2009

Surgeon Larry Hrdlicka began a medical career in Claremore in 1970. Today, his son Dr. Kyle Hrdlicka is the head of Vascular & Vein Laser Center and Claremore Surgeons, Inc.

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Helping People and Plants Grow

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2008

Currently 24,000 people with developmental disabilities are living in the greater Tulsa area. A New Leaf, Inc.

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Arizona Named Best Mexican

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2008

When you have that craving for authentic Mexican cuisine, think Arizona Mexican Restaurant at 66th and South Lewis in Tulsa.

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Give Better Golf

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2008

Do you have a golf fanatic on your holiday list? Give them the gift of better golf with lessons from GolfTec.

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Mouthwatering Holiday Hams and More

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2008

Ham It Up began seven years ago as a shop intended to cast the spotlight on – what else? – hams, and the store rapidly grew to include many other fine products as well.

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Everything Pets

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Pets | Issue: December 2008

Family-owned Pet Stop in Owasso is the ultimate pet shop.

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More Power to You

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2008

Tim Burns was born and raised in Wisconsin and met his wife when they were in the eighth grade. The Burnses called Tulsa home in the ’70s while attending Oral Roberts University.

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Our Customers Are Our Family

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2008

Thomas Kwik Kar now serves the public with two locations – Owasso and Claremore.

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Donate Toys for Children in Need

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2008

The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve began its Toys For Tots program in 1947, when Major Bill Hendricks and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children.

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Your Neighborhood TV and Appliance Store

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2008

Tumble In opened its doors in Broken Arrow in early August of this year. With its humble beginnings in Muskogee in 1942, the company also has stores in Muskogee and McAlester.

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Need Money for the Holidays?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2008

If you’re feeling slightly apprehensive over the rapidly approaching holidays because you know you’ll be short on cash, don’t despair; help may be just around the …

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Arizona Named Best Mexican

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2008

When you have that craving for authentic Mexican cuisine, think Arizona Mexican Restaurant at 66th and South Lewis in Tulsa.

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Holiday Tea Off Set for November 13

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2008

It’s hard to believe that another year has almost passed and it is time for Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants Association’s Holiday Tea Off in downtown Broken Arrow.

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BMFO Settled in New Location

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: November 2008

Building Materials Factory Outlet has served the Tulsa metropolitan area for two years at 50th & Yale.

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Making Your Dream-House a Reality

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2008

Danny Pavey, owner of Dezign Plus in Collinsville, is in the business of turning dream-houses into reality.

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Discount Mike’s New Location Now Open

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: November 2008

Discount Mike’s Tire and Automotive was founded in 1989. Originally known as Eastside Tire & Auto, the business was founded by Leroy Richards and his partner, Vic Taylor.

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Take Pride in Your Garage

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2008

Embarrassed for people to see your garage? John Brawley began his company, Garage Makeovers L.L.C., because he saw a need for garage makeovers.

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Welcome Home

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2008

At Home Sweet Home, a residential assisted living home specializing in care for the memory impaired, the emphasis is on quality of life and taking things one day at a time.

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Portraits and Much More

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Photography | Issue: November 2008

Portraits by Robbie owner Robbie Taheny is a delightful professional who has built her business around portrait photography – and just about anything else that might be related to it.

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Todd of All Trades

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2008

Septic system work is the foundation of Roberts Environmental.

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Help With Your Honey-Do List

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2008

Not only is Rick James a third-generation tile layer who learned the trade from his father and grandfather, he is also licensed in commercial heat and air and can do jus…

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United Ford North Highlights New F-150

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: November 2008

When you see the 2009 Ford F-150 series, you’ll fully understand the meaning of the word, “Wow!” In mid-October, United Ford North introduced the newly engineered …

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Soak Your Stress Away

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2008

Derrick Lockwood took the helm of Bath 911 in January of this year.

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Over 30 Years of Clean Sweeps

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2008

David Harris began his Black Hat Chimney Sweep business in 1977.

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Roll in Style

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2008

Fall is the most pleasant season of the year to many, especially if you enjoy the great outdoors, campfires, the beautiful colors, cooler weather, traveling and camping.

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Old World Style, New Age Technique

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2008

DecoPierre is a new company that has recently opened its Tulsa doors and is now taking orders for products that truly offer old world style using a new age technique.

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Caring, Cutting-Edge Dentistry

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: October 2008

If you’re looking for reputable dentists who really care, Drake and Voto Family & Cosmetic Dentistry is the right place.

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Energy-Efficient Windows and Siding

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2008

With a lifetime of experience in the home improvement industry, Jim Evans recently opened his company, Energy Tech, Inc.

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Custom Concrete for Interiors and Exteriors

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2008

Hawkeye Custom Concrete specializes in the design, fabrication and installation of concrete for the home. They can work their magic on new or existing concrete surfaces, interiors or exteriors.

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Make A Difference on October 25

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2008

Three local charity organizations – the American Red Cross, Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, and Goodwill Industries of Tulsa – combine forces to spearhead T…

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Metro Builders Supply Opening in Owasso

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: October 2008

Metro Builders Supply is scheduled to open its newest home appliance showroom the second week of September in Owasso.

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Option: Clinical Trial

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2008

Dr. Harvey A. Tatum, gastroenterologist at Hillcrest Medical Center, specializes in the evaluation and treatment of digestive and liver diseases, endoscopies, and consultative services.

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Haircut in a Snap

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: October 2008

Snappy’s operators Nancy and Dennis Fletcher run a successful haircutting business, and both are a delight to visit with.

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Tile and More by Tony

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2008

Tile by Tony is expanding its showroom to more than double its current size. The new showroom will be one of the largest of its kind in northeastern Oklahoma and is scheduled for completion by October 15.

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Go for Wings

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: October 2008

Kip Kabler had been in the car business for 20 years when he started looking at franchise opportunities and decided he would just “wing it” – literally.

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Over 30 Years of Clean Sweeps

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2008

David Harris began his Black Hat Chimney Sweep business in 1977.

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Broken Arrow’s Home & Business Expo September 20

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2008

The Broken Arrow Area Chamber of Commerce and area businesses and merchants are banking on the weather being a bit cooler the latter part of September than it historically is the month of August.

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Dickens of a Ride Set for October 4

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2008

Saturday, October 4 is the date set for the 2nd Annual Dickens of a Ride bicycling event, hosted by Claremore Main Street.

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Masterpiece Portraits

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Photography | Issue: September 2008

Masterpiece Studio of Owasso owners Mike and Valerie Edwards have a passion for photographing children and families. But, the products they create are much more than just portraits.

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Metro Builders Supply Opening in Owasso

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: September 2008

Metro Builders Supply is scheduled to open its newest home appliance showroom the second week of September in Owasso.

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Buckskin Buddies at Claremore Expo

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2008

The Oklahoma Buckskin Horse Association (OBHA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1981. A portion of the funding supporting the organization and its activities is derived from area businesses.

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Owasso’s Fall Cash Giveaway

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: September 2008

Who wouldn’t like to win $5,000 cash just before the holidays, and have a lot of fun in doing so?

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Promote with Products

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2008

It seems that every time you go into Pack & Mail Plus in Owasso, they’ve added something new to the product or services lineup.

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Life is Better in the Quick Lane

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: September 2008

The new Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center opened its doors in mid-August.

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Rockin’ Remodeling

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2008

Rock Solid Materials in Bixby is a fun place to shop for just about any indoor, outdoor, or backyard project you can imagine in which stone is going to be utilized.

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Amazing Race for Charity

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2008

The Rogers County Young Professionals (RCYPO) was established a year ago with a purpose to help attract and retain young professionals by providing them a social network…

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A Home with Style

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: September 2008

Adults who visit Stylish Home Features (SHF) in Owasso will feel like kids in a candy store. The huge showroom is filled with items that will transform a kitchen, bathroom or outdoor kitchen.

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­­Newly Remodeled South Pointe Chevrolet

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: September 2008

The friendly, courteous and professional staff of South Pointe Chevrolet is very proud of their recently remodeled store and invites the public to come in for a look.

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Stop in to Tumble In

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: September 2008

Tumble In opened its doors to the public in Broken Arrow in early August. Today’s Tumble In had its humble beginnings as “Tumble Inn” in Muskogee in 1942.

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The Eyes Have It

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2008

Dr. Tracy Tran purchased Arrow Eye Care in April of 2007.

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Expo Set for September 20

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: August 2008

What the community of Broken Arrow has known in the past as its Annual Expo has been renamed, redesigned, rescheduled and relocated.

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Donate Shoes to Soles4Souls

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2008

Most of us never give a second thought to the shoes we put on our feet each morning.

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Welcome Home

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2008

At Home Sweet Home, a residential assisted living home specializing in care for the memory impaired, the emphasis is on quality of life and taking things one day at a time.

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Helping People Is Our Business

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2008

“We help people. That’s our business,” says Mike Richardson, exclusive financial specialist for the Woods-Gallardo Agency in Broken Arrow.

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Electrifying Outdoors

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2008

During spring and summer, people spend a lot of time in their outdoor living spaces. All Weathers Electric specializes in landscape lighting and electrical services for the outdoor environment.

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Family Fun at Andy B’s

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2008

Formerly Riverlanes, the fully remodeled and redecorated Andy B’s has been equipped with the finest state-of-the-art bowling and game equipment. An outside facelift will soon be underway as well.

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Over 50? Opportunities Abound

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2008

Are you a senior in Rogers County who wants to make new friends, get active, travel, learn, grow and simply have some fun? Claremore Regional Hospital has the perfect opportunity for you.

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Goodwill 2007 Award Winners

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2008

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa recently celebrated its successes of 2007 at the Annual Awards Luncheon at Southern Hills Marriott in Tulsa.

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Your Pet’s New Friend

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Pets | Issue: June 2008

Indian Springs Animal Hospital, formerly Indian Springs Vet Hospital, has made some changes recently, including a new name and a new owner.

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Nickles Named Entrepreneur of the Year

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: June 2008

People who know and work with Shirley Nickles say that she is an incredible person who has devoted her life to helping others.

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Heavy or Light Work, Roberts Will Get It Done

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2008

Todd Roberts, owner of Roberts Environmental, truly is a “Jack of all trades.” While he specializes in the installation of septic systems, aerobic systems and soil a…

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Transform Your Home

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: June 2008

Adults who visit Stylish Home Features (SHF) in Owasso will feel like kids in a candy store. The huge showroom is filled with items that will transform a kitchen, bathroom or outdoor kitchen.

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Ease Your Aches

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2008

It has been reported that 85 percent of the U.S. population experiences back or neck pain at some point in their lives.

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Racing to Please

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2008

When daffodils and tulips start blossoming, watch out for an unpleasant by-product: swarms of termites.

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Bank with Your Cell Phone

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2008

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could take care of your banking needs right on your cell phone, no matter where you were? Now you can with American Heritage Bank.

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Gospel Sing & Car Show June 1

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2008

Do you like southern gospel music and slick cars, old and new?

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Home Improvement Help

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2008

Handyman Connection prides itself on being “the original home improvement specialists.” Located in most markets across the United States, each store is individually owned and operated.

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Create an Extraordinary Outdoor Space

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2008

Just when you think Rock Solid Materials has every product imaginable, they add even more outdoor items. Rock Solid, adjacent to the Easton Sod Farm at 123rd Street and …

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Ease Your Aches

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2008

It has been reported that 85 percent of the U.S. population experiences back or neck pain at some point in their lives.

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Thunder Bowl’s a Strike!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2008

Area residents have known Country Club Lanes for years, but today they wouldn’t recognize the place.

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A Winning Team

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2008

For the second year in a row, United Ford North in Tulsa has received the prestigious President’s Award from Ford Motor Company.

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Facelift Your Bathroom

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2008

In January of 2008, Derrick Lockwood became the new owner of BATH 911, a kitchen and bathroom remodeling service based in Bixby and serving the Tulsa metropolitan area f…

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A Passion for Performance Parts

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2008

The Danny Beck parts department is led by Andy Boyce, who has 39 years of experience in the automotive industry and has been personally involved in various types of racing over the span of his career.

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Treating You Like Family

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: April 2008

The common denominator you’ll find when visiting with the employees of Danny Beck Chevrolet on New Sapulpa Road in Tulsa is how much respect they have for Danny Beck a…

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First Rate RV Sales and Service

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: April 2008

RVing is a fun, family-oriented activity full of opportunities. You can spend weeks on the road touring the countryside, or just stay a few days at a campsite.

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April is National Foot Health Awareness Month

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2008

Dr. Maureen Crotty and Dr. Jeff Finkenstaedt of Green Country Podiatry joke that they might be stepping on some toes by revealing the bad foot practices they’ve seen over their years of treating feet.

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Real People. Real Service.

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: April 2008

Members of the Nelson Nissan service team are pleasant, outgoing and helpful. Five-year Nelson employee Mike Gaddy was promoted to service manager in January of this year.

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Spring into Home Improvement

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2008

Rick James is a third-generation tile layer.  He was taught the trade by his father and grandfather and is now passing it along to his two sons, who assist him in t…

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Turn to Tony

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2008

If you’re interested in remodeling a bathroom or kitchen, Master Craftsman Tony Sementi, owner of Tile by Tony, is a great place to turn.

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New Developments

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Real Estate | Issue: March 2008

Buying or selling a home is one of the biggest commitments most people will ever make. An expert real estate agent can make all the experience exciting and rewarding.

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Allergies. Can you or your doctor do anything about them?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2008

It’s a fact that millions of adults and children in the U.S. have allergies of one sort or another. Our allergies manifest themselves as asthma, hay fever, hives or digestive upset from a food.

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No Such Thing as a Typical Day

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2008

Dr. Ronald LaButti is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement.

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A Gleaming Example

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2008

Moisture, toothpaste, animal claws, vacuum cleaners and moving furniture. What do all these elements have in common?

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Jaguar XF Dynamic by Design

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2008

There is not enough room on this page to tell you everything you need to know about the excitingly beautiful Jaguar XF, a fusion of sports car and luxury sedan.

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Energy Efficient

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2008

The Annual Tulsa Home & Garden Show is scheduled for March 6-9 at the Expo Square QuikTrip Center where Mill Creek Home Improvements will feature many of their energ…

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Victory Over Dirt

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2008

Don and Donna Merritt have built their Christian-based business on the highest standards and, as Donna puts it, “We’ve always treated our customers the same way we l…

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Simple Solutions

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2008

BATH 911 offers simple, but effective, solutions when remodeling bathrooms and kitchens.

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Love Nest

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2008

Although the history of Valentine’s Day and its patron saint is shrouded in mystery, it should be no mystery to you that you need to do something different and excitin…

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The Tradition Continues

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: February 2008

Discount Mike’s Tire and Automotive had its humble beginnings in 1989 as Eastside Tire & Auto.

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Homestyle Cooking at Duffy’s

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: February 2008

Anyone who has met Eddie Chamat knows he is a nice guy who treats his customers and employees the way everyone wants to be treated.

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Four Basic Services to Make You and Your Tile Happy

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2008

If you have unsightly grout or caulking surrounding ceramic tiles in your home or office, Grout Care of Tulsa has a simple solution.

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The On-Your-Lot Building Experts

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Real Estate | Issue: February 2008

Jim Walter Homes has been building “the American Dream” since 1946. The nationwide company has built over 357,000 homes making them the nation’s largest on-your-land homebuilder.

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Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: February 2008

Although diamonds are known as a girl’s best friend, a good jeweler is often a guy’s best friend.  How many of you males have been pulled out of a last minute b…

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BA Relay For Life Fundraising Off to a Great Start!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2008

Shortly after Kim Miller-Clark’s Father lost his battle with cancer in April of 2006, the spunky owner of Pom Zone on South Main Street in Broken Arrow decided she and…

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File Your Taxes Through Someone You Trust

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2008

Sun Loan Company and Tax Service was established in San Antonio, Texas, nearly 20 years ago. Today, they provide a network of 284 locations in nine states.

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Convenient and Complete

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2008

Although American Heritage Bank opened the doors of its new Tulsa branch at 71st Street and South Union last August, its grand opening was held November 16.

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Musical Excitement

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: January 2008

Performing arts in Claremore have seen much success, and they continue to develop and improve. With one of the finest performing arts centers in the country, Claremore is attracting first class talents.

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Help for Hurting Feet

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2008

Green Country Podiatry Center has provided the highest quality foot and ankle care to northeastern Oklahoma for 24 years.

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Convenient Business Services

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: January 2008

“We supply businesses with just about any copying or printing service imaginable,” says Duane Coppick, co-owner of Pack and Mail Plus.

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Access Your Bank Account While on the Go

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2008

The friendly staff at RCB Bank is excited to unveil its most recent campaign.

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Heavy or Light Work, Roberts Will Get It Done

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2008

Todd Roberts, owner of Roberts Environmental, truly is a “Jack of all trades.” While he specializes in the installation of septic systems, aerobic systems and soil a…

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Start Living Again

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: January 2008

Dr. Craig Day, owner of Tulsa Back Institute, has been a chiropractor in Broken Arrow for over 25 years. Dr. Day provides help for those with spinal-related disorders.

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Kellam and Mayor Join Affordable Automotive

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2007

Two new yet familiar faces have joined the Affordable Automotive and Battery team in Broken Arrow.

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Rope-In a Good Time

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2007

For the second consecutive year, the Claremore Expo will host the American Cowboys Rodeo Association’s American Finals Rodeo.

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Treatment Parents Needed

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: December 2007

Our country currently has three million emotionally-disturbed children, two-thirds of which are not receiving the services they need. Countless others receive inappropriate care.

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Health Care Convenience

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2007

The ultimate goal of Claremore Physicians ImmediateCare is to make quality health care convenient for patients and their family members.

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An Oasis from Holiday Stress

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2007

Lia Hamdan, certified massage therapist, is dedicated to upholding high standards. “It is my goal to provide each client with the very highest quality in therapeutic massage and bodywork,” she says.

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A Dynamic Duo

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Real Estate | Issue: December 2007

J. Carol Taylor, owner of and broker for J. Carol Realty, has been active in the Tulsa-area real estate market for nearly 30 years.

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One-Stop Holiday Shop and Ship

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: December 2007

Each year, procrastination accompanies the holidays. Many of us put off shopping, wrapping, packaging and shipping until the last minute. But fret not this holiday season.

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Guardian of the Plains

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2007

Aside from the bald eagle, not many animals represent the United States like the bison of the American plains.  Unfortunately, as early European settlers moved west…

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Overcoming Chronic Pain

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: December 2007

Studies have shown that Americans are so plagued with back or neck pain that 85 percent are unable to perform simple, daily activities. Spinal Decompression of Oklahoma has good news.

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Bringing Holiday Smiles to Everyone

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2007

A New Leaf helps customers share the warmth and joy of the holiday season with its bountiful supply of poinsettias.

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A Full Service Branch

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2007

From work, school, caring for children and taking care of everything else in our busy lives, sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day to accomplish it all.

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Is a Reverse Mortgage Right for You?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2007

Bill Simms is a Certified Senior Advisor and Reverse Mortgage Specialist. “Reverse mortgages are proven, safe products,” he says.

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Holiday Tea Off Set for November 8

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: November 2007

Hosted by the Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants Association, the 2007 Holiday Tea Off will be held Thursday, November 8, from 6 to 9 p.m.  The annual event, which …

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Thanksgiving at Duffy’s

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2007

Eddie Chamat, owner of Duffy’s Restaurant, genuinely appreciates doing business in Broken Arrow.

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Graceful Care

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2007

Grace Hospice, an independent hospice with no state or national affiliations, serves communities and towns within a 50-mile radius of Tulsa.

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Is a New Home in Your Future?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Real Estate | Issue: November 2007

For 50 of its 60 years in business, Jim Walter Homes has helped make the “American dream” a reality for many customers. Jim Walter Homes offers traditional, fixed-rate home financing for its patrons.

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Get Ready for Winter

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2007

Although it is still warm outside, winter lurks just around the corner. Many people have not begun thinking about the upcoming cold months.

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Spooky Fun

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: October 2007

Bridle Creek Horse Ranch and Resort is excited to announce its spooky festivities. The entire family can enjoy some Halloween fun at the First Annual Trail of Terror Haunted Hayride.

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Saving History One Mile at A Time

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2007

“We capture it and preserve it so that past, present and future generations can keep the connection that helps to make sense.” That is the goal that the Broken Arrow…

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Give Your Tile A Makeover

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2007

Grout Care of Tulsa is focused on doing one thing and doing it right. The company provides expert advice and solutions for repairing and replacing unsightly grout that surrounds ceramic tiles.

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Portable Convenience

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2007

Founded in 1998, Meadow’s Buildings has sales facilities in Claremore and Catoosa.

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Opportunities Abound for Businesses

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2007

The Fifth Annual Owasso Chamber of Commerce Total Resource Campaign is preparing for its kickoff.  TRC, as it is known, offers chamber members a wide range of adver…

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More Than A Body Shop

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2007

Quality, integrity, service and experience. These are the attributes upon which Ralph Higinbotham, owner of Premier Collision Center, has built his collision repair business.

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Branching Out

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2007

American Heritage Bank opened its first Tulsa-based branch in August. Located at 7042 S. Union, the new location is the bank’s 14th branch.

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Start Smiling!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2007

Dr. G. Bret Anderson, DDS, FAGD, is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia, and of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry.

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A Fair to Remember

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2007

The Broken Arrow Main Street Merchant Association will host its annual Heart of Broken Arrow Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, September 22.

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Spice Up Your Life

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: September 2007

Bluegrass and chili is a hard-to-beat combination. Mark your calendars now for the 28th Annual Bluegrass and Chili Festival in Claremore, the host city of the event for the past seven years.

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Guten Tag!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2007

The German-American Society of Tulsa began informal activities in 1979 as a result of the great popularity of Tulsa’s first Oktoberfest.

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One Call Does It All

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2007

Whether you need your cracked plaster repaired, a fresh coat of paint applied to your home, or remodeling in your bathroom or kitchen, customers can trust Handyman Conne…

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Leaf Relief

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: September 2007

With fall not too far away, we can anticipate pleasant weather, football… and clogged gutters. Gutters require a lot of upkeep and maintenance to keep them working properly.

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Accounting and Tax Firms Join Forces

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2007

The accounting and tax firms of Kenneth D. Prather, Inc. and Christopher W. Fleming, Inc. have merged companies. Together, they will do business as Kenneth D. Prather, Inc.

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Rogers County Fair Fun

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2007

As fall quickly approaches, Oklahoma residents anticipate the 2007 Rogers County Fair. Held at the Claremore Expo Center, this year’s fair will run from September 12 through 17.

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You Name It

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Consumer News | Issue: September 2007

Gift giving is fun and enjoyable for many people. Whether for a birthday, wedding, new baby, graduation or just any special occasion, gift givers are always looking for new, creative presents.

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This Place Rocks!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: September 2007

Rock Solid Materials in Bixby is still offering tons of fun and beauty with their unusual assortment of rocks and stones. And now, new items have been added to the outdoor showroom.

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Helpful Health Care

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2007

Select Life Management is a division of Senior Select, a well-established, locally-owned home health care company.

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A Mosaic of Ideas

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2007

Tammy Wise, owner of Tile Shack Mosaic Supplies, says her company was located in Shawnee for over four years before moving to its current location in Owasso two months ago.

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You’re in Good Hands

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2007

The Woods-Gallardo Agency specializes in life, automobile and home insurance exclusively for the Allstate Insurance Company.

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Leading the Future of Bixby

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2007

Leadership Bixby is sponsored by the Bixby Chamber of Commerce in cooperation with the City of Bixby.

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A Big Bridle Creek “Thank You”

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Consumer News | Issue: August 2007

Located just 10 minutes from the outskirts of Tulsa and Skiatook Lake, Bridle Creek Horse Ranch and Resort is nestled in the Osage Hills.

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Back-To-School Bargains

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2007

With children and young adults heading back to school this month, there are some great savings to be found at Goodwill on back-to-school items. Shoppers will find all si…

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High-Tech Horse Sense

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Pets | Issue: August 2007

Legacy Equine Centre has recently opened its doors as the newest, state-of-the-art hospital for horses in northeastern Oklahoma.

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Organically Gourmet

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Restaurants | Issue: August 2007

Chris and Jeff Emerson, co-owners of the two naturalfarms locations in Tulsa, have given a new meaning to the words “farm fresh.” Nothing served or sold at naturalfa…

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An Alternative to Surgery

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2007

Statistics show that 85 percent of people in the U.S. suffer from back or neck pain at some point in their lives.

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Mentor Program Seeking Volunteers

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2007

Thunderbird Youth Academy’s mission is to intervene in the lives of at-risk youth. Launched in 1993, the academy has been supported by allocated funds from the state of Oklahoma since 1996.

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Award-Winning Service, Parts and Sales

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: August 2007

The President’s Award, Ford Motor Company’s highest honor, acknowledges Ford dealerships that have led the United States in exceptional service and vehicle ownership experiences for their customers.

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Faith Fall Early Learning

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2007

Faith Church’s Faith Christian School and Early Learning Center in Glenpool is now accepting enrollment for K4, kindergarten and first grade students for fall 2008.

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Virtually Unlimited Architectural Elements

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2007

Fox’s Architectural specializes in affordable, architectural design products to give any home a sense of class and style.

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Refinish and Maintain Your Cabinets and Woodwork

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2007

Cabinet doors and woodwork eventually become dull in appearance. Daily use, even cooking grease and oils, is usually to blame. Sometimes scratches are revealed from repeated use.

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Summer Glow

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2007

July marks the 12th anniversary of Golden Tan, L.L.C., located in Broken Arrow.

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A Classic Show at the Expo

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2007

The Southern Classic Charity Horse Show was established in 1981 by Fox Trotter enthusiasts in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

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Naturally Delicious Foods

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Consumer News | Issue: July 2007

Jeff and Chris Emerson, owners of two naturalfarms stores in Tulsa, are redefining the meaning of the word “fresh.” Chris says, “Once food has been treated with pr…

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Turning Remodeling Dreams into Reality

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2007

Jim Miller, owner of Remodeling Xpert, has 50 years of experience in the industry. He is, indeed, a remodeling expert. The company’s specialty is in complete kitchen and bath remodeling.

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All in Good Taste

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: July 2007

Robert Reed, owner of Timberbrook Barbeque and Daylight Donuts shop, thought barbeque and donuts under one roof sounded excellent.

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Skilled For Perfection

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2007

Windows Doors & More, a member of the Home Builders Association, is a new company with lots of experience. Owner Randy Curtis has been in the remodeling industry for over 22 years.

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Opportunities for Auto Technicians

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2007

The Brad Noe Autoplex Service Department is looking for a few good auto technicians who are goal-oriented, motivated and want to move to the top levels of their profession.

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Bridle Creek Grand Opening

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2007

The Bridle Creek Horse Ranch and Resort, conveniently located in Osage County, will hold its grand opening on June 16.

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Country Quiet, City Close

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Real Estate | Issue: June 2007

Coal Creek Landing is a private, quiet development, located close to the future site of convenient commercial additions.

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Refinish & Maintain Your Cabinets & Woodwork

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2007

Cabinet doors and woodwork eventually become dull in appearance. Daily use, even cooking grease and oils, is usually to blame. Sometimes scratches are revealed from repeated use.

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Goodwill Celebrates 80 Years

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2007

Goodwill Industries of Tulsa recently celebrated 80 years of service with its 2007 Awards Luncheon.

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Triple-Shield for Triple Protection

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2007

Triple-Shield, a three-part ceramic coating product, has been marketed as more durable and better looking than paint.

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Personal Treatment

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: June 2007

Heather Buffington has been a hairstylist for over 20 years.

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Reliving History

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2007

A replication project of the historic Mason Hotel is now underway at the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum in Claremore, recreating the hotel’s lobby and coffee shop.

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Exemplary Customer Service

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2007

Aside from its quality vehicles, Joe Marina Honda guarantees quality service and customer satisfaction.

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Allergy Problems?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: June 2007

Dr. Michelle Fugitt specializes in internal medicine and, this time of year, treats many patients suffering from seasonal allergies.

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It’s Relay For Life Time

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2007

Tighten up those shoelaces! It is time for the 10th Annual American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Broken Arrow.

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Kickin’ Cancer

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2007

Relay For Life is the main fundraising event for the American Cancer Society.

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Solid as a Rock

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2007

Rock Solid Materials offers “tons” of variety. If you are interested in enhancing your space with rocks, stones or veneers, you are sure to enjoy the fun, outdoor store.

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Catch the Fever

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2007

Route 66 RVs, located five miles north of Claremore on Highway 66, is once again helping to sponsor Oklahoma’s largest country music festival.

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Guidance Through the Aging Process

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: June 2007

It is only natural to have the desire to make the right decision for a loved one. Sometimes, depending on the needs of the person, the experience can be demanding, exhausting, or confusing.

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A Celebration of Blooms

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: June 2007

In honor of its recent donation of $80,000 to the Tulsa Parks Department, the Tulsa Garden Club was honored by the Tulsa Garden Center with a ceremony to dedicate 544 ne…

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Hearing Help

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: June 2007

Tulsa Hearing Technologies, LLC, which is a partnership of Kevin McDugle, president, and Tracy Searcy, vice president, is enjoying a new office at 71st Street and Sheridan.

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Touching Lives

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: May 2007

Choices For Life Foster Care, Inc.

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Vision of Claremore Shines on a Bright Future

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2007

City Manager Troy Powell and Assistant City Manager Matt Mueller are both very quick to give credit to the Claremore City Council for its willingness and ability to “d…

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Everyday Heroes of Claremore Regional Hospital

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Consumer News | Issue: May 2007

Claremore Regional Hospital’s Peggy Trease, marketing director, and Cheryl West, marketing coordinator, agree that the staff is essential in making the hospital the success it is today.

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Horsin’ Around at the Claremore Expo Center

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2007

While getting her education at Oklahoma State University, Donna Patterson was a member of the Equestrian Club.

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Refinish & Maintain Your Cabinets & Woodwork

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: May 2007

Cabinet doors and woodwork eventually become dull in appearance. Daily use, even cooking grease and oils, is usually to blame. Sometimes scratches are revealed from repeated use.

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Comprehensive Life Maps

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: May 2007

Select Life Management understands the impact of the aging process on individuals in need of care, as well as their families.

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Superwrench Equals Super Service for Import Automobiles

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2007

Superwrench Import Auto Specialists has served Tulsans and their import automobiles for 30 years. The company has been at its current location near 61st Street and Garnett for the past 20 of those years.

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The UPS Store

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Consumer News | Issue: May 2007

After moving to Oklahoma in 1979 and launching a 20-year career in medical sales in the early 1980’s, Mike McLea developed a yearning to own a UPS store.

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New Treatments for Old Pains

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2007

Dr. Craig Day has been practicing at the Tulsa Back Institute (formerly Life Chiropractic) in Broken Arrow for over 20 years.

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Taking Care of Business

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2007

Christopher W. Fleming, Inc., with offices in Claremore and Owasso, offers a broad range of professional and financial services, including tax planning and preparation, …

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Oklahoma’s Largest Full-Line RV Dealer

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Consumer News | Issue: April 2007

Dave and Gloria Pierce joined the RV industry in 1979 as Dave’s Claremore RV. The couple started their business in a small building on Historic Route 66 near Claremore, Okla.

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Your Home Improvement Specialists

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2007

Jim Kline, owner of Handyman Connections in Tulsa, is building long-term relationships with customers because of the company’s outstanding reputation for value, servic…

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J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2007

J.M. Davis first caught a glimpse of his future shortly after turning seven years old.  Davis’ father gave him a muzzle-loading shotgun that cost only $1.50; not …

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Accessorize to Personalize

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: April 2007

“We can personalize any automobile to the max and do it with the finest GM or aftermarket products available today,” says David Nicholson, manager of Jim Glover Chevrolet Accessories.

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Studio Style Floors

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2007

Whether you want to learn more about the concrete staining process, find out how you can do it yourself or determine the cost of having concrete professionally stained, …

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Gentle Dental Services

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2007

At Renaissance Dental, family dentistry is the practice, and preventive dentistry is the focus.

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Trustee Rusty

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2007

Shortly after moving to Verdigris in 1994, Rusty Magiera found himself interested in politics and right in the middle of the town’s political arena.

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Help is On the Way

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2007

SeniorSelect includes two divisions of healthcare: SeniorSelect and Select Life Management.

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A Solid Solution

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2007

Chandler Materials Company manufactures VERSA-LOK retaining wall systems, the solid solution that covers your needs from backyard fire pits to 40-foot serpentine walls

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A Win-Win Opportunity

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2007

That’s right!

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Honesty & Stability

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2007

Kelly Casey, Service Manager for Lincoln Mercury of Tulsa, runs her department with the utmost honesty and integrity. Casey says, “I focus on the needs of the customer.

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A Full Lineup

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2007

Mill Creek Home Improvements offers options of just about anything a builder or homeowner could want in windows, doors or siding.

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Owasso’s One-Stop Shop

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Consumer News | Issue: March 2007

It would probably be easier to tell you what Pack & Mail Plus is not, rather than what it is. Pack & Mail Plus is a service-packed business that caters to individuals and businesses.

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Suffering from Neck or Back Pain?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Other | Issue: March 2007

Dr. Tracy L. Standridge, D.C., of Standridge Clinic and Structural Rehabilitation treats a number of problems relating to the neck and back.  One of the most promis…

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Thomas Kwik Kar Enlists to Assist Red Cross in Fundraising Campaign

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2007

Cindy Thomas is the chairperson for the 2007 Rogers/Mayes County “Heroes for the ARC (American Red Cross)” fundraising campaign.

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This is One Super Ford Truck!

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2007

WOW! What a treat it is to experience a test drive in the NEW 2008 F-SERIES SUPER DUTY Ford Truck!

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Doggie Dentistry

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Consumer News | Issue: October 2006

To keep your usually perky pup feeling, well, perky, it’s essential that his teeth receive their share of attention.Green Country Veterinary Hospital considers your be…

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Doggie Dentistry

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Consumer News | Issue: September 2006

To keep your usually perky pup feeling, well, perky, it’s essential that his teeth receive their share of attention.Green Country Veterinary Hospital considers your be…

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Connecting Veterans

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2017

“Coffee Bunker connects vets with other service organizations in our area, and other agencies are sending vets to us for help,” said Mary Ligon.

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The 2017 Holiday Tea-Off

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2017

This year commemorates the 24th Annual Holiday Tea Off sponsored by the Broken Arrow Main Street Merchants Association.

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