Value News Articles - Jim Butcher

A Private Event Oasis

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2016

One of the most challenging steps in planning a wedding is finding the perfect location, and for several years the Tulsa metro area has been limited to only a handful of places available for such an important event.

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Spring Organizing Made Easy

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2016

Spring brings gardening, cleanup and organizing. Do you have easy access to your gardening tools? Perhaps you vowed last year to finally get the garage organized, or you want to get relief from a cluttered home? Consider a portable building from the Armbristers in Claremore.

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Get Hooked Up with the Best

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2016

When was the last time you passed through Winganon, Oklahoma, or stopped at its popular bait shop? You may want to revisit soon.

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Tax Time Is Approaching

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2016

Tax time is approaching, but you can breathe easy. Changes to filing your 2015 tax return should be minor in relation to 2014’s regulations. Bob Brun, franchise owner of H&R Block in Owasso and Claremore and certified public accountant, explains that the expansion of 2015 reporting requirements is primarily due to changes in the Affordable Care Act (ACA), commonly known as “Obamacare.”

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Insurance Coverage for Large Homes

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Professional Services | Issue: January 2016

In 2014, the median size new home set a record of 2,491 square feet, according to the American Enterprise Institute. Today’s generations are buying homes larger by a thousand square feet compared to the average new homes their parents purchased in 1973.

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Be Careful on the Ice and Snow

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2016

One of the biggest medical concerns during the winter months is slipping and falling, and possibly requiring surgery for broken bones. Hospital emergency rooms across the nation tend to see a lot of back injuries, including slipped discs and strains, from shoveling snow. Other common injuries include broken wrists, hip fractures, and even head injuries from falls.

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Plan Now for Spring Redesign

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2016

Ah, the holidays are over. Now you’ve got a chance to rest, relax, enjoy yourself and give some serious thought to making your long-awaited dream come true – remodeling the kitchen. Spring is several weeks away and that allows you ample time to approach the idea and enjoy the process with the help of Premium Cabinets. The Tulsa-based company specializes in balancing quality and affordability, and is quickly becoming a popular destination for new cabinet installations.

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Dynamite Gifts Come in Small Packages

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015

Thanksgiving is history, except for the leftovers and the few extra pounds. Now, it’s time to start thinking about a unique and exquisite gift for that special person in your life.

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Vast Selection, Outstanding Customer Service

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2015

With more than 10,000 square feet of floor space, Owasso Liquor & Wine features a vast selection of beer, wine and liquor to fit every occasion, menu and budget.

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You Can Taste the Difference

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2015

The Pink House of Owasso opened its doors to serve customers on November 2, and owner Margo Stewart and her daughter Shari Beguin report that it has been an excellent opening month of business.

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Keep ’Em Flying

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

Tickets are now on sale for the 14th annual “Keep ’Em Flying” Hangar Dance on Saturday, November 7.

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Do You Choose to Help?

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

How large is your heart? Not physically, but its capacity to love and care for children? What about for children with special needs? Bringing a child into your home to live is a truly benevolent act, but it can be especially challenging when the child has special needs.

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Take the Quest

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2015

“Effective Communication” is the key phrase to success in almost anything we do in life – at work, home with family, and with friends.

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Ten Point Master Plan

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2015

“Are you familiar with the Ten Point Master Plan of the Rock Church?” asks Pastor Billy Joe Watts. “We need your help in serving God and helping His people through this plan.”

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Go Cajun for the Holidays

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2015

The holiday season is fast approaching, bringing together family, friends and, of course, food. Cajun Ed’s Hebert’s Specialty Meats can be your best friend during this hectic season.

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McDonald’s Now Has Breakfast All Day

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Restaurants | Issue: October 2015

For the past couple of weeks, the 79 McDonald’s restaurants in Green Country have been enjoying an edge on the chain’s 14,300-plus locations in the United States, by offering a limited breakfast menu beginning on September 14. 

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Broken Arrow Youth Basketball Signups Continue

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2015

Online registration for the recreational division of the 2015 season of the Broken Arrow Youth Basketball Association continues through October 9, while space is available, according to Jessica Welch, vice president.

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John E. Koller Jewelry Opens Doors to Larger Location

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: October 2015

Major changes are only days away for John E. Koller Jewelry Designs & Repair; the award-winning jeweler opens the doors to a new, more spacious store this month, in Suite L at 9455 N. Owasso Expressway – less than a mile north of where the store has been for eight years.

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Rolling Thunder Dragster Available to Local Charities

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Automotive | Issue: September 2015

When someone says, “funny cars,” do you think of your ­neighbor’s car? How about your son’s jalopy always needing gas? Wikipedia describes funny cars as “a type of drag ­racing vehicle and a specific racing class in organized drag racing. Funny cars are ­characterized by ­having tilt-up ­fiberglass or carbon fiber automotive bodies over a ­custom fabricated chassis, giving them an appearance similar to manufacturers’ showroom models. They have forward-mounted engines, placed in front of the driver, as opposed to dragsters, which place the engine behind the driver.”

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Patients Come First

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2015

George, a retired professional, returns home from a visit to the My Dentist office in Bixby after deciding to change dentists. He discusses the experience with his wife, Laura. George notes to her that the Tulsa metro area has plenty of dentists who can do a decent dental job, “But it’s different there. I talked to everyone and found a friendly atmosphere with happy, smiling employees. One employee quickly assured me that it’s okay being reluctant going to the dentist.”

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Unique Furniture Store Making Changes

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2015

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

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35 Years of Creating Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: August 2015

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

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Corey Kent White to Perform the 37th Annual Black Gold Days

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2015

Oklahoma is known for many things and the annual Black Gold Days Festival in Glenpool celebrates the city’s rich oil history beginning June 18 and continuing through S…

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Carnival opens 40th annual Bixby’s Green Corn Festival June 25-27

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2015

Jacquie Young, a Bixby Green Corn Festival volunteer, responsible for vendors, booths and food services for more than 15 plus years believes it is all about: Kids. …

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Fathers are Special on June 21 and Oklahoma Aquarium says 'Thank you'

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2015

The Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks is giving children a great opportunity to say thank you to their dads or even granddads on Father’s Day.All Dads can get in free, accord…

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Why Choose American Heritage?

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2015

Not long ago, state law restricted a bank’s remote facility (drive-through window or branch) to be located no farther than 1,000 feet from the main office. Not any longer.

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Children and Elderly Prime Target for Fractures

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2015

Ouch! The average adult will sustain two fractures over a lifetime, according to a survey by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons.

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Route 66 Blowout Bigger, Better

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2015

Begin your summer with a one-day extravaganza of fun, food and activities for the entire family at the 26th annual Route 66 Blowout Car Show & Festival set for Satur…

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New Spirit in South Broken Arrow

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2015

It’s no secret that south Broken Arrow is going through a boom in development.

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Quality Family Entertainment for Hard Earned Dollars

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2015

It wasn’t too long ago when ever boy in America wanted to grow up and be a cowboy.  And while there aren’t too many cowboy and western movies being produced, th…

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Unpredictable Weather Affects Temperature Systems

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Other | Issue: April 2015

Three things you need to know about Aire Serv of South Tulsa: 1) Quality; 2) No cutting corners; 3) Listening and understanding. These are the cornerstones of this business located in Bixby.

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Friendship Day

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Education | Issue: April 2015

Attention, women of Tulsa County! What are you doing for the rest of your life? Do you want to learn new skills? Make lifelong friends? How about lending a hand to help others?

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TCC Partners with Tulsa Tech

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Education | Issue: April 2015

Do you live in the Owasso area and have had your educational and career goals interrupted?

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Learn Disney’s Approach to Business Excellence

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Education | Issue: March 2015

Oral Roberts University is bringing one of the most recognized names in business solutions and professional development to Tulsa for a one-day event – Tuesday, March 2…

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Spring Market Returns

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2015

Members of the Glenpool King of Kings Lutheran Church are busy putting the finishing touches on the 5th annual Spring Market, scheduled to open its doors at 10 a.m. on S…

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Running for Water

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2015

The Tulsa Kibo Group International is preparing for its first-ever “Run to the Well” 5K and 1 mile Fun Run, which begin at 8 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Riverwalk Crossing in Jenks.

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Bixby First ‘Gigabit’ City in State

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Professional Services | Issue: January 2015

Bixby is one of the fastest growing communities in the state and has an estimated population of 23,228 (2013). A local announcement on December 3 may provide fuel to keep it growing even faster.

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Protecting Your Health from Winter Woes

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2015

Dr. Craig Day warns Tulsa residents: it is best to be prepared to protect your health and your body from low temps, snow and ice that come every year. Some years are worse than others.

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Now Is the Time to Fix or Replace Your Roof

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2015

Does your home need roof repairs, but you have been putting it off because of cost?  Jim Murr, owner of Dun-Rite Roofing in Owasso, warns homeowners that if you wait until spring it may cost more.

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Major Changes to U.S. Tax Code

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2015

It’s a new year and filing 2014 income tax returns will soon be upon each of us.Did you know that the largest change in Federal Tax Code in 20 years may affect your 2014 federal income tax return?

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Enjoy Moonlight in Morocco

By: Jim Butcher | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2015

The Junior League of Tulsa (JLT) will be honoring one of the community’s brightest jewels at its annual fundraising dinner celebration on February 28 at the Cox Busine…

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35 Years of Creating Dream Kitchens and Bathrooms

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: January 2015

With nearly 35 years of experience in remodeling kitchens and bathrooms, Tony Sementi, who owns and operates Tile by Tony in Catoosa, emphasizes, “We do things differe…

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Doing It Right the First Time, On Time

By: Jim Butcher | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2015

With a love for creating beautiful landscapes and for building things, Edgar Lopez’s two-year-old Tulsa Construction & Landscape is significantly growing, while re…

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