Value News Articles - Teresa Bond-Mason

What is a "Give-Back" Burger?

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2019

From the family-friendly atmosphere to the award-winning made-fresh-daily cuisine, Treys Bar and Grill located in the Vineyard Shopping Center and 108th and Memorial has built a positive reputation with the community. The historic-Tulsa-themed interior and large covered patio are customer favorites, and their monthly "give-back" burger raises money and awareness for local charities. They even provide catering for events and special occasions. Learn more at

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Broken Arrow Wine Walk to be Held December 5

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2019

The fourth annual Broken Arrow Wine Walk is a special event featuring nine wine stops and five food stops along BA's beautiful downtown Rose District. Tickets are only $35 for an evening of sampling a variety of red and white wines along with small bites across the participating restaurants and shops. The event begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5 and ends around 9 p.m. Find more details at

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Serve & Send the Best this Holiday Season

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2019

Thanksgiving meal preparation can be very time consuming and for those with limited time to spend with visiting friends and family, every moment counts. Honey Baked Ham Co. offers top-quality ham and turkey dinners, sides and desserts for groups of all sizes to take the hassle out of the cooking and simplify your holidays so you can focus your time and energy where it counts. They also offer gift cards so you can give the gift of a Honey Baked holiday to a friend, neighbor or co-worker in need of a delicious meal. Learn more at

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It’s Starting to Feel a Lot Like Christmas

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2019

Broken Arrow Merchants will be hosting their 26th annual Tea Off Nov. 14 from 6-9 p.m. on Main Street. Shops will be serving up plenty of cheer and goodies sure to make even the biggest scrooge ready for the holiday season. Each shop will be handing out tickets for a chance to win vouchers for up to $500. Learn more at

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Buy Broken Arrow Kicks Off November 1 With More Than $15,000 in Prizes

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2019

The 25th annual Buy Broken Arrow campaign runs from November 1 to December 8, and cash prizes totaling $15,000 will be awarded to three lucky winners at the drawing on December 10. With around 70 local merchants participating, the program supports the community by keeping the revenue within the local economy allowing hometown businesses to flourish and employment opportunities to grow. Find the details at

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Tradition and Excitement

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2019

The 59th annual Tulsa Greek Festival will be held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Tulsa September 19-22. Learn about Greek customs and traditions, enjoy dancing, games, contests and shopping, sample a variety of Greek food and beverages, and even tour the 20th-century Byzantine-style building. Children can enjoy an inflatable playground, try their hands at arts and crafts and even take a tour of the fire station nearby. Tickets are only $5 for adults and free for kids. Learn more in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at

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Roses, Chalk & Kites, Oh My!

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2019

Broken Arrow's spring event lineup continues with Chalk It Up! on Friday, May 31, where local artists can sign up to create a 10x10 chalk art masterpiece on Main Street. Then on Saturday, the Rose Festival kicks off at the Broken Arrow Museum with rose-themed art contest and exhibit. This weekend of community fellowship concludes on Sunday with Rose Kites over Broken Arrow at Events Park, where 1,000 free kites will be available to decorate, or you can bring your own to fly across the sunny Oklahoma skies. Read more about the details, contests and prizes in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at

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No Place Like Home

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2019

The Hospitality House of Tulsa helps patients and caregivers by providing lodging, meals, prayer support, laundry service and transportation assistance to people pulled away from home caring for loved ones. According to Toni Moore, Hospitality House president and CEO, they put the "fun" in "fundraiser" with the annual Route 66 Gurney Tourney, set to take place on the University of Tulsa campus May 11 starting at 10 a.m. Each team garners donations, decorates their bed-on-wheels and sets off to compete in an obstacle course race against other teams. Learn how you can be a part of this exciting event in the March 2019 issue of VALUES News Magazine at

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Wild Onion Feast Celebrates the Rites of Spring

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2019

In Cherokee Indian culture, the harvesting of wild onions signifies the rites of spring. The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club is hosting a Wild Onion Feast March 23 at the First United Methodist Church in Claremore from noon until 2 p.m. For only $25, you can join this 120-year-old tradition featuring a variety of Native American customs and foods. Ollie Starr explained how this event brings friends and families together for fellowship along with the opportunity to celebrate their heritage. Learn more about the Wild Onion Feast in the March 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine at

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Have Yourself a Merry Little Tea-Off

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2018

The Main Street Merchant Association in Broken Arrow will be hosting its 25th Annual “Tea Off” on the streets of the city’s historic Rose District Thursday, November 15, from 6-9 p.m.

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Innergistic Offers Reiki For Stress Relief, Relaxation & To Promote Healing

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2018

Innergistic offers many holistic approaches to connection of body and mind, including but not limited to, Reiki, Shamanic methods, intuitive development, Intuitive card readings, animal communication, meditation and yoga.

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Supporting Neighbors Through Wine, Eats & Easels

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2018

Slated for Friday, Oct. 12 from 6:00-9:00 pm, the 15th anniversary of this event promises to be the best one yet! What is it exactly? Besides great wine, beer and food, there will be live music from Grady Nichols as well as local artists. The setting for the event is the Rose District Pavilion, located on Main Street in Broken Arrow. And, the most important part . . . all proceeds benefit Broken Arrow Neighbors, a non-profit organization that provides basic needs assistance with dignity and compassion to neighbors in need. Some of the services provided by Broken Arrow Neighbors include medical, dental and legal clinics, a client choice food pantry, limited financial assistance, school supplies, outreach services and various holiday programs.

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How To Be a Wine Expert in 60 Minutes

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2018

Though Christopher and Diane Riley are new owners, the store itself has been around for more than 50 years. Both Christopher and Diane are committed to not only keeping the same level of expertise and customer service, but they intend to make the store a destination for all things wine and specialty liquors.

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Winterize and Permanently Preserve Your Decks and Patios

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2018

The extremes of harsher weather conditions in winter and summer are the greatest enemies of wood and concrete. In the winter, wet and cloudy days exponentially increase deterioration of wood causing fungus and rot; as does the annual freeze-thaw cycle that breaks down concrete. Using PermaSeal USA offers you a defense system to prevent wood deterioration and absorbs into concrete to penetrate microscopic cracks, crevasses and pores to prevent checking and pitting.

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Oklahoma's Rose

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2018

Broken Arrow Mayor Craig Thurmond recently accepted the 2018 Livability Award at the 86th U.S. Conference of Mayors honoring Broken Arrow’s Rose District. The award, which recognizes mayoral leadership in developing and implementing programs that improve the quality of life in America’s cities, was a tough competition between more than 150 other cities.

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Devices for Most Every Concern

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Retail | Issue: August 2018

Technology has advanced so much, that it’s become much easier to protect not only our belongings, but the people in our lives who matter. Larry Ferguson, owner of The Spy Shop, started out as a private investigator, a security consultant and police officer. “It just evolved into this business because I enjoy helping people solve their safety and security problems.”

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Simple Luxury

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2018

Simplicity may not be the first word that comes to mind when you start thinking about a kitchen remodel. But, after you have USA Granite and Cabinetry out to do the job, that’s one of the first things you’ll think of. Just ask customers Frank and Belinda Rehbein. They recently remodeled their kitchen and couldn’t be more pleased.

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Let the Hat Lady Find Your Dream Home

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Real Estate | Issue: June 2018

For someone who has been an entrepreneur most of her adult life, becoming a realtor wasn’t that far of a stretch. “I’ve always been a barterer,” says Dawn Seing “So real estate seemed like a very natural progression.”

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Protecting What You Love Most

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2018

At DLSS, they take the challenge of safeguarding homes and businesses to heart. In business since 1997, DLSS prides itself on building relationships with its customers. Kevin Dyson, who owns and operates the company stresses, “We care about our customers and they are much more than just a name on a sheet of paper to us. We make ourselves available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.”

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An Easy Solution for Acne

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2018

Acne is a condition that effects Many people, both young and old. Reveal Salon has a customized solution, tailored to your needs.

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The Fountain of Youth

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2018

“At BA Med Spa our mission is to improve the lives of the patients we serve,” says Melody Hawkins, Practice Manager of BA Med Spa. “We want to make our clients feel comfortable and come up with a custom plan to make them the best version of themselves.” That is one of the reasons BA Med Spa offers a stress-free consultation.

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Protect Your Deck

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2018

What exactly is PermaSeal? It’s much more than a protective topcoat.

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Turning a Stumbling Block Into a Stepping Stone

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Education | Issue: February 2018

Though her business has received many accolades by former clients, Dr. Pitkin says the best reward she’s ever received is knowing a child’s life has been changed for the better.

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2018 Operation Art Gala

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Education | Issue: February 2018

Watching kids flourish and teaching them to see the positive though the negative are just a couple of the things Jeni says are the rewards of Operation Aware. “There are so many triggers for youth today. They get so many mixed messages. I’m proud to be part of an organization that talks to them about their goals and dreams. Every kids needs someone to tell them they can do good.”

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Helping Tulsa Youth for More than 40 Years

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2018

Youth At Heart is a non-profit agency that helps kids who are either left alone or unsupervised after school. It combines sports and education enrichment to assist youth living in Tulsa’s socio-economically challenged neighborhoods. Programs consist of tutoring, character training, youth mentoring, health and fitness training, sports leagues, career exploration, community service and summer camp.

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Distinctive Decor With an Edge

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: January 2018

The company’s name is just as distinctive as the products. “I spent a lot of time with my great grandmothers, Francis and Nezzie. Both women were so inspirational. And, they both loved gardenias,” says Kayla, adding that “this is my homage to their legacy and hopefully create one of my own.”

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Bring Your Guests Out to the Ranch

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Professional Services | Issue: January 2018

Although she states she’d rather be in the background planning your next event, you can’t help but feel Debbie's enthusiasm for whatever it’s going to take to make your dreams come true.

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Healthcare Without the Hassle

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2018

Dr. Melita Tate, a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Medical School, has five children of her own, so she understands the importance of being able to get well quickly. “We keep our schedule open to work in sick patients and because that time is allotted for, no patient is made to feel like they are being rushed.”

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A New Year, A New You in 2018

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2018

“If it’s been a while since you visited us, you should come by and see our new space. We are constantly evolving by offering the latest in technological and medical techniques and our new space will be twice as big to help focus on the needs of the customers.”

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Fresh Fruit Fanatics

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: December 2017

Need a last minute gift? The Tulsa Edible Arrangements locations have ready-made fruit arrangements for those “oops, I forgot” moments, as well as chocolate-dipped fruit and fresh fruit salads. And, not to be left out, Owasso serves fresh-fruit smoothies.

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Bold Southwest Flavors

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2017

Santa Fe Cattle Co. in Broken Arrow is celebrating its 10-year anniversary of serving the freshest hand-cut steaks, not to mention great tasting barbecue and loads of other Southwest favorites, including fajitas, enchiladas and tacos.

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Ho Ho Holiday Gift Baskets at Swan Dairy

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2017

Swan Dairy Farms is a fourth generation dairy farm that has been in operation since 1923 and it’s only one of two dairy farms in Oklahoma that sells Grade A raw milk and Grade A raw milk products, such as cheese, cheese curds and even Amelia’s Creamery yogurt made from Swan’s cream. Many are unaware of the health benefits associated with unpasteurized dairy products.

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Fun, Fabulous & Unique Gifts

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: November 2017

The moment you walk into the store all of your senses come alive with smells and images of holiday whimsy. But, maintaining exquisite customer service is the primary focus. “We want to accommodate each customer with whatever they may need, whether it be a special order, finding the perfect gift or providing that something extra with our always-free gift wrap.” Allison goes on to say, “Everyone loves to give and get pretty gifts and we’re here to make that happen.”

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Offering Comfort During Your Time of Need

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Professional Services | Issue: November 2017

Reynolds & Sons and AdamsCrest Funeral Service is unique in the fact that they are with the customer from start to finish and as Charles explains, that means round-the-clock service. “If we get a call that someone has passed away, we are the ones who go to the hospital and take the loved one to the funeral home to prepare them for embalming, cremation or whatever their family has chosen for them. We don’t use a service. That alone gives families a lot of peace.”

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