Value News Articles - Lorrie Jackson

Safety Switch

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2009

What if you could give peace of mind to those you love? If you think this is impossible, think again.

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A Butler for Your Garage

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2007

The Garage Butler has been sighted at the North Pole this holiday season. That is, North Pole, Alaska. Why would a device invented by Jim Quintus in Owasso, Oklahoma, be spotted so far north?

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Locally Grown For Better Results

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: October 2007

With the holidays just around the corner, many Owasso residents may have already marked their calendars to visit Owasso Tree and Berry Farm around Thanksgiving.

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Kick Off the Holidays and Make a Difference

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2007

It is almost time again for the Simon Evening of Giving, a charity event held every year at Simon malls across the country to kick off the holiday season while helping local charities.

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Rebuilding Credit to Rebuild Lives

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2007

The city of Pryor recently welcomed a new member into its business community. Sun Loan Pryor celebrated its grand opening with several festivities on August 31, including giveaways every 30 minutes.

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Keja Vu Offers Something New for Anyone

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: August 2007

It is no accident that Keja Vu, the name of the charming gift shop in Broken Arrow, sounds like “déjà vu.” That was the intention of owners Linda Kay Berry and Kelley Rash.

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Owasso’s Finest in Prime Condition

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2007

Nine years ago, Officer Tracy Townsend of the Owasso Police Department was looking for a good place to work out.

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Money Management Made Easy

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2007

Over 25 years ago, FDIC limits were set by Congress at $100,000 per bank account.

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Learn to Scrap in a Snap

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Consumer News | Issue: August 2007

Whether you are a frequent scrapbooker or just want to learn more about creative ways to preserve memories, the Creating Keepsakes Convention will offer something for everyone.

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Beat the Back-to-School Rush

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2007

As we enter July, it may seem a bit early to start thinking about obtaining your child’s medical records for the new school year.

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A Clean Solution

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2007

“Do-it-yourself” projects have recently increased in popularity in our society.

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Dump Your Plump

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2007

With summer in full swing, many area residents have spent a great deal of time at Owasso Fitness Zone to keep themselves healthy and in shape for the season.

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Treasured Memories

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Photography | Issue: July 2007

Landmark occasions take place in everyone’s lives. If properly preserved, these occasions can provide memories to treasure for years to come.

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Old Items, New Purposes

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: July 2007

Sometimes it seems we live in a disposable society. When something grows old or worn, we often just toss it aside in favor of something new.

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Cutting-Edge Accounting and Payroll Services

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2007

When hearing the terms bookkeeper or accountant, people often think of taxes. However, while taxes are important to any business owner, Chris Fleming of Christopher W. Fleming, Inc.

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Brighter Teeth, Bigger Smiles

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: June 2007

Have you ever met a person who seemed to be very solemn, withdrawn or unfriendly because he or she did not smile?

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Planting Seeds for Success

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: June 2007

The Rogers County Master Gardeners Association will host the Oklahoma State Master Gardeners Conference.

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Cricket Nation

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Consumer News | Issue: May 2007

Parents who buy cell phone plans for their children often face a common dilemma: they want to provide the cell phone for its convenience and safety.

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Look Your Best for Spring

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2007

After the hard winter we have just experienced, you may find it refreshing to watch the world put on a brand new face for spring.

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102 Years and Growing

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: March 2007

Oklahoma celebrates its centennial this year, and there are very few banking institutions that have the distinction of being around when statehood became official.

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Looking to the Future

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2007

There has been a new addition to the Tulsa landscape, and it is certainly a welcome one.

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Caring for the Whole Person

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2007

Over the last century, the medical world has made great strides in healthcare and the treatment of disease, with a greater understanding of the human physiology than ever before.

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Sun-Kissed Skin

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2007

In recent years, sunlight has gotten a “bad rap” as discussion of ozone depletion and skin cancer has taken the forefront.

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Fashion Savvy on a Fashion Budget

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Consumer News | Issue: March 2007

Bargain Hunters everywhere share a little secret. They dress like they have a million dollars, but they do not. They look like they just stepped out of a fashion magazine, but they did not.

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Building Dreams

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Real Estate | Issue: March 2007

As housing prices continue to rise in today’s competitive real estate market, having a new home may seem like an impossible dream. But it is not.

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Trade the Ordinary for the Extraordinary

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Consumer News | Issue: March 2007

With more and more men and women working outside the home today, people long to create a sanctuary to which they can retreat after a long day.

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Dog Iron Classic Dog Show

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2007

Attention all canine lovers: it’s that time of year again—time to mark your calendars for the annual Dog Iron Classic All Breed Dog Show sponsored by the Claremore Kennel Club.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Tax Return

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2007

By now, you have probably received your W-2’s and other basic information necessary to file your income tax returns for 2006.

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“Taste of Home” Coming Soon

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: February 2007

“Man may work from sun to sun, but a woman’s work is never done.” This adage is an old one, but it still rings true today.

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How to Avoid Home Improvement Catastrophes

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2007

The Better Business Bureau receives thousands of complaints each year from customers dissatisfied with all types of services.

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A Dream Home Designer

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2007

If you have been searching for the perfect house you know the process can be exciting and yet frustrating at times.

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Save Your Cabinets

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: February 2007

Gleam Guard is becoming well known in the area for its ability to restore old cabinetry to its former glory, saving homeowners the time, money and hassle it would have cost them to replace those cabinets.

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Napoli’s, Fresh Italian Fare

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Restaurants | Issue: February 2007

“Ain’t nothin’ like the real thing baby, ain’t nothin’ like the real thing…” You have probably heard the lyrics to this song and know that this statement c…

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Ostrander’s, For All in the Family

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: February 2007

Do you wake up feeling stiff and sore in the morning? Have you found that your quality of sleep has diminished in the last few months?

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Staying Fit & Changing Lives

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2007

If you drive by Owasso Fitness Zone these days, you are likely to see a fire truck or two sitting in the parking lot. Not to worry.

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Hometown Banking

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2007

The 1930’s marked a time of tremendous turmoil in the United States as the Great Depression ravaged the country’s landscape.

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Making Dreams Reality

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2007

Recently, Cynthia of south Tulsa was ready for a change. Over the years she had lived in her home, she had implemented cosmetic changes to the forty year old kitchen.

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Curves to Your Amazement

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: January 2007

In October of 2006, Curves celebrated the opening of their club number 10,000 and is now ranked the 9th largest franchise in the world.

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Keeping Your Bases Covered

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2007

Imagine you have bought what you believe to be your dream home. It has the perfect floor plan, the perfect number of bedrooms and baths; in fact, everything about it seems perfect.

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New Year, New You!

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: January 2007

Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States over the past two decades and so it is no surprise that a show like The Biggest Loser (NBC) would become popular.

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Feel Your Best for the New Year

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2007

If you have stretch marks, you may have long ago resigned yourself to the fact that you have three choices: topical creams, which may or may not offer limited results, e…

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Freedom from Smoking Addiction

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2007

The verdict is in (and has been for quite some time): smoking is hazardous to your health.

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Face Your Future

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2007

Are you ready to put on a fresh face for 2007?

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Roping, Riding & Racing

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2006

If you love a good rodeo and you can not get enough of riding, roping and racing then you are in for a treat.

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Give the Gift of Hope

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: December 2006

During the holidays, hearts and thoughts turn to giving.

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Cold & Flu Prevention

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: December 2006

For most people, the holidays offer an opportunity to reconnect with family members, some of whom they may not have seen for months or even years. All that togetherness, however, can come with a price.

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New Year’s Celebration

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Consumer News | Issue: December 2006

Ladies: are you tired of spending New Year’s Day cooped up in the house with a constant stream of football commentary blaring from the television set?

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The Perfect Tree

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: December 2006

As the world’s pace grows ever more hectic, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find experiences that help bind the family unit together.

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One-Stop Christmas Shop

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Consumer News | Issue: December 2006

With all the hectic activity at the holidays, wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were a place where you could buy a gift, wrap it, package it and ship it, all at one location?

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Quality Homes by R. Cooke Homes

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: December 2006

Quality. Experience. Integrity. These are three aspects most of us seek out when making any purchase, but they are especially important when choosing a home builder.

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Help for the Holidays

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: December 2006

Happy Holidays. During the month of December, this phrase is as common as the word “hello.” For some people, however, the holidays are anything but happy.

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A Secure Christmas

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: December 2006

The Garage Butler has been sighted at the North Pole this holiday season. North Pole, Alaska that is. Why would a device invented in Owasso, Oklahoma by Jim Quintus be spotted so far north?

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Business with Personal Style

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: December 2006

With the abundance of chain stores that have sprung up over the last two decades, a lot of concern has risen about the plight of the small business owner.

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A Second Chance

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Consumer News | Issue: November 2006

“Clothes so good they deserve a second chance.” This is the stated motto of Clothesline Family Consignment at 91st and Sheridan in Tulsa’s Chimney Pointe Shopping Center.

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Lasting Changes

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Consumer News | Issue: November 2006

“No men, no makeup, no mirrors.” This sums up the philosophy at Curves, a company known all over the globe for its dedication to women’s health and fitness.

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Mrs. Oklahoma Pageant

By: Lorrie Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2006

Since Chastity “Chazz” Anderson began her reign as Mrs. Oklahoma only a few months ago in June, it may seem too early to begin considering the 2007 competition.

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