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Mommy Makeovers

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2012

It is sometimes said that time heals all wounds. But sometimes, time is guilty of inflicting wounds, as anyone who has experienced the ravages of time on his or her body will attest.

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M.A.D.D. for the Arts

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2012

Studies have shown that an ­education in the arts is ­beneficial to a child’s growth and development in other ­seemingly unrelated areas, such as mathematics and reading.

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Double Dose of Relief

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2012

Angelia Barrows admits that when she was a child, she never paid enough attention when her grandmother would say, “Oh, the weather is going to change!” when her knees began to ache.

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New Wardrobe on a Budget

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2012

As spring approaches, warmer weather brings thoughts of a cooler wardrobe.

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Hope Harbor Provides Offsite Counseling

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Professional Services | Issue: March 2012

In recent years, Hope Harbor Children’s Home and Academy has shown its commitment to its mission statement, “Restoring hope and equipping children and families for l…

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More than Meets the Eye When Choosing Frames

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: March 2012

If you wear glasses, you have probably experienced one or more of the annoying problems that you may have assumed just went with the territory of wearing glasses.

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Get Floored

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: March 2012

When some see the name “Tile by Tony,” they may think only of ceramic tile. However, this ­company name means so much more.

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Try Artefill for Longer-Lasting Results

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: February 2012

BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center is excited to announce that they are adding a ­revolutionary product to their menu in February.

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Romance at the Casino

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2012

When the word “romance” is mentioned, certain images often come to mind: candlelight, soft music, champagne, flowers and chocolate.

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Let Love Blossom

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2012

Nineteenth century author Henry Drummond once wrote, “You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you…

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Hunting for a Good Show?

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2012

The story goes like this: for decades, four friends have gone on an annual hunting trip – but they have never come home with a single deer, because they have too much …

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Crash Course in Reputable Auto Body Service

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2012

When the unexpected happens, it is natural to feel as if you are on shaky ground – and in turn, to search for stability. This can be especially important if you have a car accident.

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Need a Ride?

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: January 2012

America’s Auto Auction, the Tulsa area’s longest running and only ­public vehicle auction, has moved its public sale to Monday nights at 6 p.m. The sale was previou…

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Journaling with Jesus

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2012

Those who have enjoyed the wit and wisdom of Carol Round’s syndicated column, books and blog will be excited to learn of her upcoming book release, “Journaling with …

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Try Your Body

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2012

Sometimes simply getting into shape for its own sake is not motivation enough for getting off the couch and getting active.

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Get Back to Pain-Free

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: January 2012

For years, Christine Jinx of Pryor suffered from back pain. “It started when I worked in retail a while back,” she recounts.

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The Skinny on Holiday Weight Gain

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2011

Holiday foods look so scrumptious this time of year – everything from turkey, ham, dressing, casseroles, rolls, pies, pastries – just thinking about it will make a person hungry.

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Timeless Gifts

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2011

If you are looking for a unique, quality gift of timeless value this holiday, be sure to visit J. David Jewelry in Broken Arrow.

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Owasso Youth Face the Music

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2011

When Brandy Gordon’s ­daughter, Ella, began taking ­violin lessons from Melody Garrett, Brandy and Melody did not dream that the association would result in a youth orchestra – but young Ella did.

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Step Back in Time to Christ’s Birth

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2011

This year, Shepherd’s Cross, a working farm and Christian ­mission, will celebrate its 20th year of helping provide a living nativity for Claremore and surrounding ar…

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Martial Arts Not Just for Kicks

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: November 2011

Often when people think of signing their children or themselves up for martial arts classes, they think of the most extreme cases where self-defense might be needed, suc…

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Pecans Make the Pie

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2011

Pecan pies are a tasty part of American holiday tradition – and they’re made all the better when the pecans are fresh like the ones used in The Nut House pecan pies.

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Don’t Fall Into Cascade of Medications

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2011

If you have ever discussed concerns about an elderly friend or family member, chances are the discussion has involved the risk of that loved one taking an injurious fall.

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Go Nuts at Pecan and Fun Fest

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2011

October ushers in a special season in Rogers County, as it is time for the pecan harvest.

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Giving Kids a Shot

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2011

Many parents know the ­frustration: you enter your child in a recreational youth sports league, pay the fees, make sure the child gets to practice and has all the prope…

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Local Theatre on a Roll

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2011

When a rat, mole, otter, toad and badger join forces to save their world from pollution, there is bound to be a host of ­adventures along the way!

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Chili Weather Brings Family Festival

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2011

If the autumn season has you in the mood to experience some good wholesome fun, you will want to mark your calendar for the City of Owasso’s 3rd annual Harvest Festiva…

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Have A Gourd Time at Shepherd’s Cross

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2011

Autumn is the season of harvest. What better place to celebrate this harvest than on a true working farm like Shepherd’s Cross?

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Help Support Victims of Drunk Driving

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2011

In 2010, the Mothers Against Drunk Driving website, www.madd.org, predicted that almost 11,000 people would die in drunk driving accidents in the year following the posting.

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A Tradition You Can Count On

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: September 2011

It is a tradition almost as old as the county itself – for 97 years, the Rogers County Fair has helped usher in the autumn ­season, providing fun activities for area families to enjoy.

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Not Just Any Knee Doc

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2011

When Judy Bates of Chelsea, Okla. had Dr. LaButti perform a replacement on her right knee in March, she had two main goals – to walk without a limp and to walk up and down stairs normally.

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Wear Success on Your Sleeve

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2011

This year, Dress for Success Tulsa celebrates “A Decade of Making a Difference” – which is why they have attached that ­slogan to their annual fashion show and au…

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Don’t Fall Into Cascade of Medications

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2011

If you have ever discussed concerns about an elderly friend or family member, chances are the discussion has involved the risk of that loved one taking an injurious fall.

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Make Your Way to the Round-Up

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2011

Most people associate the word “kick-off” in September with a football game.

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Couple's Joint Operation

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2011

In 2010, being in pain had become a way of life for Jeffery Tyra.

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Little Dancers Have a Ball at Emily’s Playhouse

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

As school kicks off, so does the usual range of extracurricular activities.

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Everyone Fits In at Felts

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

It is the next best thing to running barefoot – the Vibram Five Fingers Running Shoe.

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Return to Claremore an Ad Venture for J & J’s New Marketing Director

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

J & J  Pharmacy and Gifts has long offered a unique experience to shoppers at Ne-Mar Center in Claremore, blending the practical with its pharmacy and the fun with its boutique.

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Stay In Town for Great Service

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2011

For decades, Ne-Mar Shopping Center has housed a variety of local businesses, offering Claremore shoppers the opportunity to find fine products and services right in their home town.

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Elect to Vote Next Year

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2011

The year 2012 will usher in a new presidential election, and Rogers County Election Board Secretary Julie Dermody wants to point out some major changes that will affect …

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Fresh Oklahoma-Grown Produce

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2011

Do you ever stroll through the produce section of your local supermarket and wonder exactly where those vegetables and fruits came from?

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Drums of Summer Event July 20

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2011

It is one of the earliest images depicted in elementary school American history books and thus recognized by most Americans: three men marching across a battlefield, one…

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Get a Gorgeous Tan Fast

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2011

Almost everyone loves the idea of having golden, sun-kissed skin. But research shows that too much kissing from the actual sun can be harmful.

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Pottery Cottage Moves To Heart of Downtown

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: July 2011

Leslie Cohen is all about creating and preserving tradition – that is why when she decided to move from her original location in ­historic downtown Claremore, she did…

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Summer Arts and Science Camps for Kids

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2011

Most parents have experienced this scenario: your kids have longed for school to be out so they can embrace the lazy days of summer.

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Long-Time Residents Offer Quality Portable Buildings

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2011

It seems to be a paradox – a business selling portable buildings owned by people known for their constancy.

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June Bug Jog Returns June 11

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2011

In early summer, balmy weather beckons us outdoors after months of hiding inside from inclement conditions.

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Building Confidence at Summer Camp

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: May 2011

Every child is an individual with his or her own talents. But not every child is born with the confidence to express those gifts effectively.

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Boots and BBQ

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2011

Now that warm weather has definitely arrived, minds are turning to the great outdoors and all the fun and activities that can be found there.

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Polish Pottery Makes Perfect Gift

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: May 2011

May brings Mother’s Day and graduation season upon us, and June, with its summer weddings, is not far behind.

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Claremore Community Chorus Recruiting Singers

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2011

Claremore Community Chorus provides an opportunity for vocalists to share their talent with the community.

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The Great Claremore Easter Egg Hunt

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2011

Since ancient times, the egg has been a symbol of new life. Many stories have circulated over the centuries as to the origin of the Easter egg and its relation to the Easter holiday.

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Rogers County Relay For Life

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2011

Anyone who has battled cancer personally or who has seen a loved one fight cancer knows how challenging – and sometimes devastating – this disease can be from the moment it is first diagnosed.

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Relief for Doggone Pain

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2011

Back pain ranks among one of the most common complaints in the United States, costing people billions of dollars in medical costs. In fact, it currently ranks in the top five costliest health disorders.

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Bowl for Kids’ Sake

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2011

Through the winds of March and the showers of April, we are reminded each spring of new beginnings – and it could be said that new beginnings are the constant focus of…

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Claremore Surgeons Gets a Facelift

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2011

Having a surgical procedure can be a highly stressful experience, even if the procedure is an outpatient one.

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Tag Day April 2

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Pets | Issue: March 2011

If you own a dog or a cat, you will understand the sentiment: your animal is more than just a pet to you; he or she is a part of your family.

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Help for Quitting Smoking

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2011

There is an old saying: “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Now that 2011 is well under way, many people may be facing the veracity of this statemen…

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Buddy’s Serves Up ­Barbecue and Much More

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Restaurants | Issue: February 2011

“What’s in a name?

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Ne-Mar Still Thriving After All These Years

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2011

Ne-Mar Shopping Center has long been a part of the landscape of Will Rogers Boulevard, and over the years, its face has changed with the times.

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Research Before You Buy

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2011

Buying a vehicle is a huge financial undertaking in anyone’s life and can be quite intimidating, especially when the vehicle has been previously owned.

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Fit For Her Expands Facility

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2011

When many women think of getting fit, they imagine getting “smaller,” as weight loss is often the primary objective. But in the case of Fit for Her in Owasso, bigger is actually proving to be better.

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Rave On, Buddy Holly

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2011

It was “The Day the Music Died.” On February 3, 1959, famous American rock ’n’ roll artist Buddy Holly was killed in a plane crash, along with J.P. “The Big Bo…

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Book Lovers, Join The Bookies

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: December 2010

Reading is often perceived as a lonely hobby, an adventure one must embark upon alone.

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Next Best Thing to Santa’s Workshop

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: December 2010

Are you ready for a peek into what Santa’s workshop may look like? Then search no further than Emily’s Playhouse in Claremore’s Ne-Mar Shopping Center.

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Buy Boots Made for Walking

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2010

In 1966, Nancy Sinatra recorded what would become a number one hit and a pop classic to be re-recorded by later artists: “These Boots Are Made for Walkin’.” Though…

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Christmas Décor, Gifts and More

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: December 2010

Christmas has returned to J & J Pharmacy and Gifts — and so have Mark Roberts Collectibles.

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New Treatment Strenthens Hair

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2010

Long before Claremore native Natalie Rock ever graduated high school, she wanted to cut hair. But after high school, she did what she thought she ought to and enrolled in college.

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Look Your Best for the Holidays

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: November 2010

The last two months of the year are a whirlwind of food, fun, family and friends – ‘tis the season to be jolly!

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New Twist on Seasonal Décor

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: November 2010

As the holiday season commences, the world around us begins to glitter with decoration – and sometimes, as the years go by, much of that decoration becomes all too familiar.

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Festival of Trees to Benefit Shelter Campaign

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2010

Are you looking for a fun holiday event that can provide enjoyment for the whole family while contributing to a worthy local cause?

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Route 66 Pecan and Fun Fest

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2010

Fall in northeastern Oklahoma doesn’t just bring a falling of leaves – it ushers in a falling of pecans as well.

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Facing Life Challenges

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: October 2010

Often when parents think of entering their children in martial arts, they consider aspects like physical fitness or self-defense when making their decision.

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Plan Ahead for Parties

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: October 2010

After the long, hot, slow-moving days of summer, the ensuing holiday season can seem like a sudden plunge down a roller coaster.

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Get Beautiful and Inspired

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2010

In today’s economy, many people are unable to continue in present business endeavors, much less initiate new ones.

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New Deli Open at The Nut House

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Restaurants | Issue: September 2010

Those who pass over the Arkansas Navigation Bridge have grown accustomed to the sight of what has become a favorite fixture on historic Route 66.

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Getting to the Root of Your Teeth Problems

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2010

Most of us have heard the saying “get to the root of the problem.” Dr. Michael Sanchez of Renaissance Dental is taking this old adage to heart by studying a discipli…

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Amazing Race for Charity

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2010

In September, the popular CBS television reality show “The Amazing Race” will celebrate its nine-year anniversary.

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Helping You Hear Again

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2010

Birds singing in the trees – it is a sound that most of us associate with pleasant feelings and probably take for granted.

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New Deli Opening at The Nut House

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2010

Those who pass over the Arkansas Navigation Bridge have grown accustomed to the sight of what has become a favorite fixture on historic Route 66.

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Use Your Right to Vote

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2010

The United States is a free country, where people have the right to vote on their public officials and on many of the issues that affect them every day.

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Candidate’s Goal to Build Upon High Standards

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2010

With the retirement of incumbent Melissa Anderson this year, Rogers County will seek to fill its county assessor seat in November.

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Companions for the Elderly

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Professional Services | Issue: July 2010

Eliza is a sweet elderly lady. She stays active and still loves to cook, but she suffers from short-term memory loss.

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Early Detection of Oral Cancer

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2010

When one hears the words “early detection” today, they will automatically think of cancer.

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Staying Young Your First 100 Years

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2010

What if someone could tell you not only how to live a long life, but how to live it well?

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Crazy for Quilts

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: May 2010

Are you crazy for quilts?

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Meet the Lennon Sisters

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2010

Many may remember the Lennon Sisters as a famous singing group in the 1960s and ’70s, but doll collectors know a little more: Kathy and Janet Lennon went on to design …

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Ne-Mar Expands Shopping Options

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: May 2010

Ne-Mar Shopping Center has been a fixture on Will Rogers Boulevard for decades.

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Workout for Busy Moms

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2010

Every busy mom knows it is important to exercise and tend to her personal health, but often it seems there is simply no time to work out.

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Advantages of Waterborne Paint

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Automotive | Issue: May 2010

Have you ever tried to match paint on a wall in your house to do a simple touch-up?

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Portable Buildings Built to Last

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2010

For 17 years, Parks Portable Buildings has been providing Rogers County and its surrounding areas with quality portable buildings, built to last right along with your home.

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Pocahontas Club Celebrates Veterans at Annual Picnic

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: May 2010

It is one of the longest running traditions in Rogers County: the Pocahontas Club’s annual picnic.

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Keeping Kids’ Minds Sharp This Summer

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Education | Issue: April 2010

Are you wondering how to keep your children busy this summer break?

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Helping Orphans in Uganda

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2010

With modern day news coverage bringing the world into our living rooms, most people are probably not surprised at the living conditions in third world countries like Uganda.

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It’s Time for Spring Painting

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2010

As the world outside starts to renew itself with fresh vibrant color, our homes – which have seemed so cozy during the long winter months – may start to appear drab …

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Summit Physical Therapy’s Open House Celebration

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2010

Those who drive down Blue Starr Drive in Claremore have probably noticed Summit Physical Therapy’s beautiful new building at Blue Starr and Chambers.

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Dancing for the Little Stars

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: April 2010

Tulsa Advocates for the Protection of Children (TAPC) is excited to present “Dancing for Little Stars” on Saturday, April 17 in the OU Schusterman Center at 6:30 p.m…

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Affordable Weight Loss Program

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2010

In a recent study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in the last 20 years, the number of overweight people in the United States has ballooned …

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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Bangers and Mash

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: March 2010

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It’s Almost Time for Destination Claremore

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: March 2010

It is only a few weeks away: the time for “Destination Claremore” is quickly approaching, and legendary singer Patti Page will soon grace her hometown once again.

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Salon with a Heart

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2010

“When you take care of your guests’ needs first, it all comes back to you in the end,” says Tammie Beyer, owner of Hair FX in Tulsa’s Fontana Shopping Center.

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Martial Arts for the Family

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2010

Confidence. Discipline. Respect. These are all qualities any parent would like to instill in their children – and they all are qualities that can be gained by participating in martial arts.

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Looking for an Affordable Romantic Gift?

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: February 2010

Valentine’s Day is approaching at lightning speed, a fact which may strike fear into many a male heart. What should he get for his sweetheart? And where should he get it?There is no need to panic.

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Now’s the Time for Home Building Planning

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Real Estate | Issue: February 2010

Spring sunshine often warms the blood and quickens the brain, turning thoughts to projects that cold weather prohibited us from even considering.

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Destination ­Claremore!

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2010

She was “a kid from Oklahoma who never wanted to be a singer, but was told I could sing.” Patti Page, born in Claremore, Oklahoma as Clara Ann Fowler, was singing on…

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Affordable Weight Loss Program

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2010

In a recent study, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in the last 20 years, the number of overweight people in the United States has ballooned …

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Improve Your Balance

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2010

Traditionally, many people use the New Year as a time to make resolutions, and more often than not, weight loss and physical fitness top the resolution list.

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A Face Lift for A New Image

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2009

A New Image Cosmetic Laser Center in Claremore is living up to its own name. The center has recently completed an expansion and remodel, and Dr. Dwight Korgan and staff are excited about the results.

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Fresh Flowers for the Holidays

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: December 2009

The holidays are a time to observe old traditions – but they can become a time to create new traditions as well, making this a perfect opportunity to visit Art in Bloom in Owasso.

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Gifts for Everyone at Classroom Corner

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: December 2009

As December ushers in the Christmas season, many of us begin to ponder our gift lists. What can we give that will be truly unique?

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Much More Than a Pharmacy

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2009

Over the last 25 years, many things have changed on the section of Will Rogers Boulevard between the college and the railroad tracks.

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26th Annual Home Tour

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2009

Certain traditions come with the holidays in Claremore, Oklahoma, such as the festive lighting of Will Rogers Boulevard, extending from Rogers State University through old downtown.

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Belk Charity Day November 7

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2009

As the holidays approach with lightning speed, the shopping bug hits many of us with full force.

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A Great Value in ­Custom Homebuilding

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Real Estate | Issue: November 2009

Anyone who has considered having a home built has probably read the words “custom built” so often, the phrase has become commonplace in the mind.

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’tis the Season to Give

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: November 2009

As the season of giving approaches, we begin to think of those who do so much for us throughout the year and who we would like show our appreciation to: teachers, co-wor…

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Pocahontas Club Wins Congressional Award

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2009

November is National Native American Month, and this particular November promises to be a particularly busy one for the Pocahontas Club.

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How Healthy Are You?

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2009

When Thanksgiving arrives, many people are called upon to openly share what they are most thankful for, and chances are many will mention good health.

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Fitness Motivation at Home

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2009

Have you ever met someone who enjoys and believes in something so much, they make you believe it as well? Someone whose exuberance and excitement is absolutely infectious?

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Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: October 2009

With summer fading into fall and the holidays approaching, thoughts turn to joyous holiday gatherings where friends and families meet to celebrate the most festive time of year.

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I Like My Teacher Essay Contest

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2009

Teachers often seem to be some of the most underappreciated members of our society.

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Rest In Comfort

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2009

Route 66. To those of us from the area, the words hardly seem novel; the strip of highway they refer to has been a part of our lives for as long as we can remember.

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Don’t Miss the ­Pandora Bracelet Event

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2009

Most of us remember that weekend in mid-March because of the weather. The sky first dumped two inches of rain on the Tulsa metro area on Friday, followed by ten inches of snow on Saturday.

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Airco Wins Prestigious Dave Lennox Award

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2009

Recently Tom Boyce traveled to Baniff, Canada, a town nestled in the Canadian Rockies, on behalf of Airco (a business started by his father in 1961 and carried on by him…

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Get Involved in Bluegrass & Chili Festival

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2009

It’s growing close to that time of year we’ve all been waiting for – time for the Bluegrass & Chili Festival.

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Making Life a Little Easier

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2009

Those who have been injured and those who have disabilities already face many difficulties in day-to-day life.

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Sensational Skincare

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2009

Renewal: it is a word that Kim Threlkeld of Kim’s Professional Skincare specializes in, with revolutionary skin treatments that can turn back the clock on skin, renewi…

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New Golden Arches in Owasso

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Restaurants | Issue: August 2009

For many years, the golden arches of McDonald’s at 76th Street North have signaled to those coming down Highway 169 from Tulsa that they are entering the Owasso area.

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Big-City Selection, Small-Town Service

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2009

When Rory Eastman was 16 years old, he got what he thought was a bright idea: he decided he wanted to go to a big city.

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Earn Commission on Products You Already Use

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Other | Issue: July 2009

There is an old saying: Money cannot buy you happiness.

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Vehicle Service You Can Trust

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2009

The recent upheaval in our economy has affected all types of business, and the automotive industry is no exception.

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It’s Blackberry Time

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2009

Fireworks. Watermelon. Stars and stripes, red, white and blue – all signs of summer.

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Pet Stop Continues Love A Pet Tradition

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Pets | Issue: July 2009

For many years, Love A Pet was a fixed part of the Broken Arrow community. Sara and David Wilson of Pet Stop in Owasso are the store’s new owners and have changed its name to Pet Stop.

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Alternative to Back Surgery

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2009

It is something most of us take for granted: the ability to walk. From the time we learn to toddle around as small children, we count on our legs to take us where we want to go.

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Safely Spreading Holiday Cheer

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2007

In the last several decades, a new holiday tradition has developed in many American families: driving through neighborhoods to view Christmas lights.

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Oh Christmas Tree

By: Lorrie Ward Jackson | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: November 2007

For many people, Christmas has become a hectic, commercial experience. And the focus on holiday traditions is fading as time progresses and schedules get busier.

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