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Gleam Guard Wood Refinishing

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2024

Avoid the high costs and long waits by letting Gleam Guard Wood Refinishing help you with your new kitchen and woodwork remodeling upgrades.

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Outdoor Solutions for Your Home

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2024

When shopping around for a new driveway, walkway, patio, or any type of concrete work, you need the right person for the job. Someone who is knowledgeable about the durability and performance of concrete, someone who doesn’t take short cuts, and someone who values their customers.

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NexLevel Labs Testosterone Treatment Improves the Lives of Many

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2024

In recent years, studies have shown that testosterone treatment improves the lives of many men and women through its effects on our brains and bodies.

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Buffalo Wild Wings Opens Bixby Location

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: February 2024

A new hot spot has opened in Bixby! Buffalo Wild Wings opened an all-new sports bar at 114th and Memorial Drive.

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Freckled Finch Gift Shop

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: February 2024

A familiar Claremore business has a new location, and though it may just be down the street, owner Stacy Reece couldn’t be happier.

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Lauren Smith Joins AVB Team

By: Cooper Rash | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2024

AVB Bank is delighted to announce the appointment of Lauren Smith as Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Loan Officer.

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Tulsa County Property Assessment Notices

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Real Estate | Issue: February 2024

If you are a Tulsa County resident, then you may have already received your property assessment notice via the mail in January. You may be questioning what affect the increased property value notice you received might have on your taxes.

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Join in the Tulsa Home Builders Association Home & Garden Shows

By: Kathy Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2024

The Tulsa HBA Home & Garden show will be held March 7 – 10 at the Tulsa Expo, 4145 E. 21st St., Tulsa; and the Tulsa HBA Claremore Home & Garden show is set for March 22 – 23 at the Claremore Expo located at 400 Veterans Parkway, Claremore. These are two of the most outstanding shows in the region and participating is the #1 way to grow your business.

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The Wild Onion Feast

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2024

In the heart of spring, as nature awakens from its winter slumber, the Indian Women's Pocahontas Club hosts its annual Wild Onion Feast. This year, on Saturday, March 16, 2024, from noon to 2 pm, the First Methodist Church will come alive with the scents and sounds of this time-honored tradition.

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Cabinetry Innovations from Premium Cabinets

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2024

It has been noted that the average family will spend over 400 hours a year in their kitchen. Why not make that the best possible time together?

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Arby's Supports Local Collinsville Community Through School Lunch Debt Relief

By: Madison Kolofske | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2024

This January, the Arby's Foundation has donated $1 million to pay off the school lunch debt for more than 47,000 students at 762 schools across the country.

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Wizard of Oz

By: Kim Vento | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2024

This year the Stars On Stage program will present Wizard of Oz Youth addition!

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BA Community Services Expo on Feb. 10

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2024

The second annual Community Services Expo will be held on February 10, 2024 from 9 a.m. until Noon at Stoney Creek Conference Center.

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Pathways Adult Learning Center Celebrates 15 Years of Service

By: Ashley Hackett | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2024

Pathways Adult Learning Center, a unique Christian organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for adults with intellectual disabilities, proudly announces a 15-anniversary service honoring the remarkable journey of service and growth since its founding in 2009.

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Things To Know About The 2024 Election

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2024

2024 will be one of the busiest years for elections in Tulsa County history. Now is the time to note when to head to the polls.

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Broken Arrow Road Projects

By: City of Broken Arrow | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2024

Multiple street projects are underway in Broken Arrow.

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Broken Arrow Citizen Survey

By: City of Broken Arrow | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2024

The City of Broken Arrow is conducting a Citizen Survey and asking residents what projects and initiatives they would like to see included in the upcoming 2026 General Obligation Bond package.

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City of Broken Arrow Announces Promotions

By: City of Broken Arrow | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2024

City Manager Michael Spurgeon recently announced the promotion of Brandy Parks and Emily Rowland to new roles at the City of Broken Arrow.

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Disability at Work Business Summit

By: Catherine Heimdale | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2024

The Disability at Work: Thrive Forum 2024 Business Summit is scheduled for March 28, 2024, from 9 am - 4 pm at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.

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Better Together In Rogers County Spring Resource Fair

By: Catherine Heimdale | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2024

The Better Together In Rogers County Spring Resource Fair is scheduled for Saturday, April 27 from 10 am - 2 pm.

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Unseen: Caregiver Documentary

By: Catherine Heimdale | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2024

Sooner SUCCESS is proud to announce that they have partnered with the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services

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Better Together in Rogers County

By: Catherine Heimdale | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2024

Better Together in Rogers County is excited to announce two great opportunities for citizens to get involved with the community and make a difference in the lives of others.

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Rogers State University’s Gary Moller Gallery of Fine Arts Hosts Exhibit

By: Catherine Heimdale | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2024

“Toxic Beauty: A Retrospective” will be on display in the Gary Moeller Gallery of the Arts in Baird Hall until Feb. 23.

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Tammy Natekina

By: Cooper Rash | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2024

Tammy Natekina has been promoted to AVB Bank Assistant Vice President. She will serve as the Branch Manager of AVB’s South Elm Branch, located at 6401 South Elm Place in Broken Arrow.

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Better Air Duct Cleaning Gets Rid of Dirt, Dust, and Debris

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2024

Even with proper filter maintenance, dirt and dust can get into a home’s system over the years.

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Whole Health Services

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2024

In recent years, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has taken significant strides in revolutionizing the way it delivers healthcare to Veterans. Recognizing that a person’s health is not limited to their physical well-being, the VA has introduced a holistic approach called VA Whole Health.

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Becky Brown has Health Coverage Know-How

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2024

Becky Brown specializes in innovative life and health coverage solutions for self-employed individuals, families, small business owners and their employees.

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Trust Jack Wills Outdoor Living for Warmth & Ambience This Winter

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2024

A Tulsa business that has stood the test of time, and truly knows what it means to create a legacy is Jack Wills Outdoor Living.

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Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Announces 2023-2024 Scholarship Recipients

By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2024

The Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Higher Education Scholarship selects recipients for the 2023-2024 academic year.

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Claremore Home & Garden Show

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2024

For more than 20 years, the Claremore Home & Garden Show, hosted by the Tulsa Home Builders Association has provided northeast Oklahoma with an extensive display of products for all home and lifestyle improvement needs.

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Peace of Mind for Your Chimney & Dryer Vents

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2023

Regular chimney and dryer vent cleaning help prevent home fires.

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Your Personal Guides for Perfect Cabinetry

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2023

If you’ve never remodeled your home, or even just a room in your home, the project can be daunting. Where do you start? Who do you call?

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Massage Therapy for Veterans

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2023

For Veterans, military life can take its toll on the body, often manifesting in muscle and joint pain. There are different ways it can be treated, but one effective way is through soft tissue massage therapy.

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Empowering Veterans

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2023

Veterans deserve appreciation and admiration for their dedicated service, and Cristi West strives to empower veterans further by offering a helpful hand with their well-deserved homeownership benefits.

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The City of Wagoner’s Your Christmas Destination Celebration

By: Dell Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2023

Lights, Concerts, Parade, Shop Local, 2 Hip Chicks Road Show and more are set for The City of Wagoner’s Your Christmas Destination Celebration!

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Christmas at The Castle of Muskogee and The Garden of Lights at Honor Heights Park

By: Beki Akins | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2023

Celebrate the best of family holiday traditions at The Castle of Muskogee!

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Will Rogers Interpreter Releases Second Children's Book

By: Rachel O'Donnell | Category: Special Interest | Issue: December 2023

Bart Taylor, Will Rogers Interpreter, has released his second children's book, "Will Rogers and His Great Presidential Pals".

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A Classic Oklahoma Christmas

By: Tanya Andrews | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2023

Claremore is a holiday haven with a variety of special events and activities for the whole family and an amazing selection of local shops and restaurants to share with visitors during this special time.

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Mark Allen Buick GMC Opens in Collinsville

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Automotive | Issue: November 2023

Mark Allen Buick GMC has recently opened in Collinsville, and they are quickly being recognized as the “GO-TO” place for reliable and trusted auto service.

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Do You Know the Changes in Your Medicare Plan?

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2023

With over a decade of business, Medicare Enroll USA is a local, licensed agency working with eight different carriers and over 70 plans to help be a presence of calm for their clients.

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Eason Collision & Auto Mechanics

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Automotive | Issue: November 2023

What started as a two-stall shop soon gained a reputation for choice workmanship and personalized customer service in collision repair.

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Being SURE of Your Medicare Coverage Choices

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2023

The Medicare Annual Election Period means change for many in the Tulsa community. And change can leave Medicare beneficiaries feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information they receive or feeling manipulated by tele-companies and ads.

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Castle of Muskogee Christmas Holiday Tingle & Jingle

By: Kathy Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2023

Oklahoma’s most exciting holiday festival will be coming to life with a happy mix of Christmas traditions you will cherish for years to come.

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Home For The Holidays

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2023

As the golden hues of autumn give way to the twinkling lights of winter, Claremore transforms into a festive wonderland, reminiscent of those heartwarming scenes straight out of a holiday movie. “Visit our hometown, it’s just like a movie,” is more than just this year’s Home for the Holidays theme, it’s a heartfelt invitation to residents and visitors alike.

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Indoor Fireplace Options from Jack Wills

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2023

Now that cooler weather has arrived, outdoor fireplaces are a hot item at their store located near 41st St. and Memorial.

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Reveal Skin Studio Helps Improve Skin

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: October 2023

Reveal Skin Studio offers a full menu of acne and anti-aging treatments to help you look your best at every age and for every skin type.

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Being SURE of Your Medicare Coverage Choices

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2023

The Medicare Annual Election Period means change for many in the Tulsa community. And change can leave Medicare beneficiaries feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information they receive or feeling manipulated by tele-commpanies and ads. Navigating Medicare, a local Tulsa agency, provides the tools and education recipients need to make informed healthcare decisions.

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Hats Off To Will

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2023

Traditions are what keep memories alive and that is what the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club does on the first Saturday every November to remember Will Rogers.

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A Halloween Festival Like No Other

By: Beki Akins | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2023

The Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee is just around the corner! Only a short drive from Tulsa or Ft. Smith, the Ghost Hosts of Oklahoma’s 60-acre park would like you to join them each weekend this fall!

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Tulsa’s Willkommen Zum Oktoberfest Celebrates 44 Years!

By: Tonia Carrigg | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2023

Tulsa Oktoberfest, recently voted No. 4 Oktoberfest in the country by USA Today and consistently recognized as one of the Top Oktoberfests in the country by numerous national media outlets, is bringing authentic Bavarian food, culture and entertainment to Tulsa’s River West Festival Park for its 44th year, October 19-22, 2023.

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Claremore’s Festival of Trees Aids Safenet Services

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2023

According to Domestic Abuse Shelter Inc., about 4,000 women in the U.S. die each year due to domestic violence. Seventy-five percent of those women died while either actively trying to leave their abuser, or shortly after they escaped.

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Restoration after Incarceration

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2023

Just as the transition to fall heralds a season of change and renewal in nature, the All Things New Fundraiser embodies a similar spirit of transformation.

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Healthy Sleep In Tulsa

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2023

Oral appliance therapy is helping to make CPAP machines a thing of the past, and the dentists at Healthy Sleep in Tulsa are proud to offer that service.

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Angel's Pet Funeral Home & Crematory Provides Compassion and Care

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Pets | Issue: September 2023

Animals have been part of the family, and therefore their death should be treated with the same compassion and care as the human family members.

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Bluegrass & Chili Festival

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2023

What started as a small gathering in 1979, has evolved into an event so big and popular that local hotels and accommodations make allowances for people traveling in for it. In its 43rd year now, the Bluegrass & Chili Festival in downtown Wagoner has remained beloved because it’s a family event that welcomes all ages.

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Rose Festival & Chalk It Up Art Festival

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2023

The success of Broken Arrow’s Rose District results from the collective cooperation of its residents, businesses, and organizations. And in the vein of this cooperation two local nonprofits, Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful and ArtsOK, unite to deliver a free, family-fun weekend.

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Rogers County Premium Sale

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2023

The Rogers County Fair is a highlight for many Claremore denizens but for those taking part in the FFA and 4-H Youth Livestock Premium Sale, the annual event highlights more than carnival games or rides. The Premium Sale celebrates the culmination of months of dedication put forth by both the Rogers County FFA and 4-H youth participants.

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Fall Fest at Rise Church

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2023

Rise Church in Owasso is hosting a well-loved event in the community every year. This special two-day event combines an indoor craft show with an outdoor fall festival, making it one big and fun shindig.

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It's Time For The Rogers County Fair

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2023

The free-to-attend Rogers County Fair begins Thursday, Sept. 14 at the Claremore EXPO Center where attendees can enjoy the outside carnival from 6-10 p.m., and indoor vendor booths.

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Oklahoma’s Halloween Destination!

By: Kathy Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2023

The Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee will be open each Friday and Saturday evening during October 2023. Gates open at 5:30 and the park closes at 10 pm.

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Eden Village of Tulsa Aims to Help the Homeless

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2023

Tulsa has about 3,600 homeless individuals, Eden Village of Tulsa, is a 17-acre gated community, with 63 tiny homes, a community center, greenhouse and farm designed to provide permanent homes for the displaced and those in need.

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Women Supporting Women

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2023

The Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce is heading into its sixth year of supporting and recognizing women in the community through its Leading Ladies Gala & Awards Ceremony.

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Lip Sync Battle & Gala Benefiting Pathways Adult Learning Center

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2023

Get ready to enjoy an unforgettable evening filled with laughter, entertainment, and heartfelt support! Pathways Adult Learning Center, a unique Christian program dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for adults with intellectual disabilities, is proud to present its highly anticipated Lip Sync Battle & Gala on Thursday, September 21, at 6:00 p.m.

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A Spectacular Evening of Wine & Roses

By: Kathy Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2023

This lavish garden party is set to return to Woodward Park on Friday, September 29th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Don your favorite garden attire. This evening is designed with tastings of fine foods and drinks from some of our area’s beloved purveyors.

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Tammy Natekina Named AVB Bank Assistant Vice President

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2023

Tammy Natekina has been promoted to AVB Bank Assistant Vice President.

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Join our Team of Home Protectors

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2023

ABC Seamless is currently seeking new employees. As a locally trusted business, theys understands the unique needs of Oklahoma residents and is dedicated to providing top-notch service with superior products.

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The Power of Vitamins with GNC

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2023

Draper Family GNC has been meeting the nutritional, dietary, and general wellness needs of our communities since 2003, and one of Draper Family GNC’s best selling products is Leanform24.

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Woodcarving and Arts Festival

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2023

Vendor applications still available for the show which is scheduled for August 11 - 12.

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Wild Brew Continues to Soar

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2023

Annual craft beer festival raises funds for the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center, a local, internationally-recognized, nonprofit wildlife conservation organization best known for their work with bald eagles.

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A Granite & Cabinetry Solutions Can Transform Your Kitchen

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2023

A Granite & Cabinetry Solutions, LLC, a Tulsa based small business, is making a name for itself in the custom stone countertop and cabinetry industry.

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Fantasy Football Draft Parties at Buffalo Wild Wings

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2023

Buffalo Wild Wings is a favorite place for fantasy football draft parties by providing the Greatest of All Times experiences year after year.

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Wow Your Guests With These Unique Summer Party Ideas

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2023

Make this summer memorable with these fun party ideas.

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What to Know About Surrendering or Adopting a Pet

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Pets | Issue: August 2023

How to surrender or adopt a pet and local rescues & shelters that are there to help.

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Tulsa Women Doing Good

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2023

Tulsa Women Doing Good is a collective of women who believe in the power of working together to help others. They empower Tulsa women leaders in making connections while also doing good in the community. They help each others grow professionally and personally while serving the Northeastern Oklahoma area.

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Painted Tree Boutique Now Open in Tulsa

By: Value News | Category: Home Interior Retail | Issue: August 2023

Painted Tree Boutiques, a one-stop shop for gifts, decor, fashion, and more, is excited to announce the opening of its newest location at 8281 S. Harvard Ave., Tulsa.

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Improving the Health and Well-Being for Cancer Patients

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2023

Northeastern Oklahoma Cancer Network (NOCN) is a new philanthropic organization under the Bartlesville Community Foundation. Their mission is to improve the health and well-being of cancer patients in Rogers and Mayes Counties. They have witnessed the unexpected burdens associated with cancer care and are dedicated to making a difference.

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Grand Lake Festivals Jana Jae Fiddle Camp & Music Fest

By: Shirley Adams | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2023

All musicians are welcome to join in at Jana Jae’s Fiddle Camp & Music Fest to be held Labor Day weekend, September 1, 2, & 3, 2023 at Snyder’s Camp — Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees.

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Will Rogers Wiley Post Fly-In

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2023

Free fly-in scheduled for August 15 to commemorate the plane crash that took the lives of Will Rogers and Wiley Post.

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Hello Fall!

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2023

Local Claremore businesses have organized the 2023 HELLO FALL Brunch and Fashion Show to highlight the offerings of Claremore small businesses for the fall shopping season.

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Clogged Dryer Vents & Potential House Fires

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2023

David Harris has spent 45 years providing dryer vent and chimney cleaning services that help homeowners keep their homes safe from clothes dryer vent and chimney fires.

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Tulsa's Rock, Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2023

If you consider yourself a rock, fossil, mineral, or gemstone enthusiast, or simply love unique jewelry, you won’t want to miss the annual Rock, Gem, Mineral & Jewelry Show. Put on by the Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society, the show features more than just vendors selling unique rocks, crystals, and jewelry.

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BA Med Spa Christmas In July Sale

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2023

Ba Med Spa will hold it's Christmas in July sale and promises to be a great time to learn firsthand why the Broken Arrow business was voted Best of the Best by Oklahoma Magazine for over a decade.

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Top 10 Flowers That Thrive in NE Oklahoma Summer Heat

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: July 2023

Plants that thrive in Oklahoma.

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Make America Gospel Again

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2023

Make America Gospel Again feeds orphans and widows in Pakistan, where Christians are prosecuted every day.

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Taste of Summer postponed to August 5

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2023

Due to recent inclement weather and power outages Taste of Summer 2023, presented by Kinetic by Windstream and Blue Bell Creameries, has been postponed to August 5 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Historic Victory For Cherokee Nation

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2023

A historic event took place at the Will Rogers Birthplace in Oologah on June 12, where an impressive turnout celebrated a milestone for the Cherokee Nation during a cool and breezy morning.

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Oklahoma Senior Games

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2023

The event schedule for the Oklahoma Senior Games has been released, there are twenty-nine games for anyone fifty years and older.

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Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp

By: Kim Vento | Category: Education | Issue: July 2023

It’s time once again for a bright light to shine on Broken Arrow as Emmy and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth returns to town— along with some of her Broadway buddies — for the eighth annual Broadway Bootcamp, coming to the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center July 19 to 29.

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2023 Bixby Corn Festival will be held June 22 -24

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2023

The Bixby Green Corn Festival has something for people of all ages and can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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Affordable New Countertops & Cabinetry

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2023

A Granite & Cabinetry Solutions, LLC, a Tulsa based small business, is making a name for itself in the custom stone countertop and cabinetry industry.

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Osteoporosis and its Treatment

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2023

For close to eighteen years, Dr. James Webb’s practice has helped people of all ages treat osteoporosis.

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Outdoor Creations Roofing & Solar Friends & Family Savings Event

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2023

It’s fast and easy to find out how you can reinvent your traditional roof to a new solar paneled roof — and, save money during Outdoor Creations Roofing & Solar Friends and Family Savings Event.

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Martha Vaughan Fundraiser

By: Russell Lacour | Category: Special Interest | Issue: June 2023

Martha Vaughan's family asks for help from the community to offset medical costs.

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Latest & Greatest Fireworks Selection at the Castle of Muskogee

By: Kathy Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2023

For a huge selection and excellent prices on fireworks, why not gather the family for a quick road trip to Muskogee? The Castle of Muskogee is a short 40 minute drive and has more than 50,000 square feet of shopping.

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Grand Lake Festivals

By: Shirley Adams | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2023

Grand Lake Festivals is proud to announce three major Summer Music Festivals in Grove for 2023. The American Heritage Music Festival is June 8, 9 & 10 (always the first full week in June), the brand-new Old Time Gathering & Music Festival will be July 21 & 22, and the Jana Jae Fiddle Camp & Music Fest is always Labor Day Weekend, this year Sept. 1, 2 & 3.

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Claremore Chamber Restaurant Week

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2023

The popular Chamber event returns and promises fun for all involved.

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Raise Backyard Poultry Safely

By: Erica Rankin | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: May 2023

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) wants to remind flock owners to learn about and practice essential prevention measures to minimize the risk of disease transmission, known as biosecurity. These practices are vital in protecting your own birds as well as our nation's commercial poultry industry.

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Say 'Hello Garage' and Goodbye to Clutter

By: Lizz Barnhart | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2023

Hello Garage of Tulsa can help innovate your home's garage into a more pleasurable and useful space.

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Tulsa County Assessor Addresses Property Tax Notices

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Consumer News | Issue: May 2023

The Tulsa County Assessor addresses common property tax questions.

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Medicare Enroll USA

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2023

Medicare Enroll USA helps with the daunting task of navigating the complex world of Medicare.

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AVB Bank Hires Chief Digital Officer

By: AVB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2023

John Walker will serve as the CDO and Executive Vice President of AVB Bank.

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Renea Winker Joins AVB Bank

By: AVB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2023

Renea Winker has joined AVB Bank as the Assistant Vice President of Internal Controls.

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AVB Bank Announces Promotion of Officer

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2023

AVB Bank Board of Directors are proud to announce the promotion of three AVB associates: Candice Fuqua, Vice President and Director of Human Resources (HR); Kaleb Grimm, Vice President and Commercial and Consumer Lender; and Alyson Linell, Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager, Stone Wood Hills.

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3rd Annual Fiesta in Broken Arrow’s Rose District

By: City of Broken Arrow | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2023

Broken Arrow’s award-winning district, the Rose District, is partnering for the 3rd year in a row with Supermercados Morelos, to host the 3rd annual Fiesta celebrating Hispanic heritage and cultures.

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Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club to Host Annual Free ‘Old-Fashioned Picnic’

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2023

What started out as Cherokee fellowshipping with each other over a meal to celebrate the end of the year (which was in May, not December), became an official event in 1902 as a way to educate the community about Cherokee life.

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Will Rogers Stampede Park Set to Host Memorial Weekend Rodeo

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2023

A favorite Claremore tradition returns this Memorial Day Weekend with the return of the 77th Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo at Stampede Park.

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27th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

By: Beki Akins | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2023

Celebrate the upcoming return of the festival on Saturday April 29th by visiting www.OKCASTLE.com and planning your journey to Castleton. The patrons of festival shall be welcomed through the village gates by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth and her Court of Nobles

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New Face at The Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: Consumer News | Issue: May 2023

The Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation has hired Nik Duffle to serve as the organization’s vice president of economic development.

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Broken Arrow Breaking Ground on Elam Park

By: Lesa Jones | Category: Consumer News | Issue: May 2023

A City of Broken Arrow groundbreaking ceremony announcing the start of construction on the much-awaited Elam Park Phase I will be held Monday, May 1

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Rotary Rooster Egg Hunt 2023

By: Rebekah Wood | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2023

This popular pre-Rooster Days event is now organized by the Rotary Club of Broken Arrow. The Hunt, which brings recognition to the businesses sponsoring the contest, has an avid following of Egg Seekers.

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 Energy One Federal Credit Union Breaking Ground on Broken Arrow Location

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: Consumer News | Issue: May 2023

The Broken Arrow Chamber and Energy One Federal Credit Union held a groundbreaking ceremony on Thursday, May 4, 2023 at 10 a.m. to celebrate the construction of Energy One Federal Credit Union’s first Broken Arrow branch.

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Sloane Beese Crowned Miss Rooster Days 2023

By: Lori Lewis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2023

Rooster Days, presented by TTCU Federal Credit Union, is one of Broken Arrow’s oldest traditions. The 2023 Rooster Days will take place on May 18 through May 21. It includes a carnival, vendor shopping, delicious carnival food, a run, parade, cornhole tournament, and live entertainment.

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Grout Care of Tulsa Solves Grout Problems

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2023

Grout Care of Tulsa can transform your grout and give it a refreshed and rejuvenated look.

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Premium Cabinets Supplies Best Options In Semi-Custom Cabinetry

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2023

Whether you're in need of remodel, renovation, or new construction, Premium Cabinets is your trusted source. From consultation to design, they strive to produce the absolute best design concept available to each and every customer.

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Affordable Insulation Solves Under-Insulation

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2023

Affordable Insulation of Oklahoma fixes uncomfortable homes

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2023 Interfaith Holocaust Commemoration

By: Janet Dundee | Category: Education | Issue: April 2023

The Tulsa Council for Holocaust Education invites the public to the 25th Annual Interfaith Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Commemoration on Thursday, April 20 at 7 p.m. at Temple Israel, 2004 E. 22nd Place.

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Gleam Guard: Non-Toxic and Eco-Friendly

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2023

Gleam Guard is an affordable alternative to expensive new cabinets and woodwork.

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Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club to Host Annual Free “Old-Fashioned Picnic”

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2023

Old-Fashioned Picnic will be a fun-filled day.

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Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo slated for Memorial weekend

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2023

A favorite Claremore tradition returns this Memorial Day Weekend with the return of the 77th Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo at Stampede Park. And Visit Claremore is pleased to let everyone know the Rodeo Arena Cooperative has worked diligently to make improvements to Stampede Park.

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Taste of Tulsa Gala

By: Cat Miller | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2023

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma in Tulsa announces our 2023 Taste of Tulsa gala on Friday, May 5 at 6:00 PM at the Cox Convention Center, Grand Hall.

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Broken Arrow Neighbors Celebrates 40 years Serving Local Families

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2023

As Broken Arrow Neighbors (BAN) recognizes its 40th anniversary, it is launching a month-long community event celebration in April. The resource center has been a cornerstone in the community, providing critical services to individuals and families in need for four decades.

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Go Solar with Outdoor Creations

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2023

Spring is here and soon you’ll be cringing at your summer utility bills. For those interested in cutting their home’s energy costs and helping the environment, it’s fast and easy to find out how you can reinvent your traditional roof to a new solar paneled roof.

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Rotary Club of Broken Arrow Rooster Egg Hunt

By: Rebekah Wood | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2023

The 2023 Rooster Egg Hunt in Broken Arrow kicks off May 1. The egg will be hidden in a publicly accessible location in Broken Arrow and will be packaged with instructions on how to contact the Rotary Club to authenticate the find.

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27th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

By: Beki Akins | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2023

The Castle invites one and all to join the festivities of the 27th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival! Travel back to 1569 England to experience the royal quest for knighthood, a full-contact Jousting Tournament, Birds of Prey exhibitions and travelling Acrobats!

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RCTC 37th Golf Classic to be Held on May 5

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2023

The Rogers County Training Center (RCTC), a subsidiary of Home of Hope, is gearing up for its 37th Annual Golf Classic fundraiser, a family-friendly event that promises to be a fun-filled day of games, prizes, food, a super prize for the lucky golfer with the skill to make a hole in one, and a ‘19th Hole’ silent auction on May 5, 2023.

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The Church Studio announces Carney Fest

By: Nancy Ruth | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2023

On April 15, Tulsa’s The Church Studio will present Carney Fest ‘23, their first annual cultural music festival from 11 am to 11 pm.

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Rose District Farmers Market Now Open

By: Lesa Jones | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2023

It's a new season at the Rose District Farmers Market starting April 1. This year's market will provide more opportunities to buy fresh local meats, produce, bread, and more two days a week—Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and Tuesdays, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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Sloane Beese Crowned Miss Rooster Days 2023

By: Lori Lewis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2023

The Miss Rooster Days program, since 1954, empowers young women to get involved in the business community and to embrace the spirit of service within Broken Arrow.

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Greg Wilson Agency Has Insurance Answers

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2023

The Greg Wilson Agency has answers to questions you may not have considered when it comes to insuring the meaningful possessions in your life.

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Claremore Home & Garden Show

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2023

Tulsa Home Builders Association and Rogers County Builders Association proudly present the Tulsa HBA Claremore Home & Garden Show.

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Oklahoma Senior Games Elects New President

By: H.R. Holman | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2023

Oklahoma Senior Games elects Fredric George Taylor as president.

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KH Heavenly Rodeo for Changing Lives, One at a Time

By: Mendy Stone | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2023

KH Heavenly Memorial Rodeo to honor the memory of Kelci Ann Howell is scheduled for April 15.

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Wild Onion Feast!

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2023

Make plans to the annual Wild Onion Feast, a scholarship fundraiser for qualifying Cherokee students. Be sure to reserve a table as soon as possible, as the event books up quickly.

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Spring Break Fun in Claremore, OK

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2023

Spring Break in Claremore is action-packed!

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Will Rogers Stampede Park to Host PRCA Rodeo

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2023

Will Rogers Stampede Park will host the 77th Annual PRCA Rodeo on Memorial weekend.

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NACo (National Association of Counties) Inland Waterways Infrastructure Investment Necessity Resolution Passed

By: A Jesus Follower | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2023

Important resolution passed to get funding for inland waterways.

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Broken Arrow Neighbors 40th Anniversary

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2023

As Broken Arrow Neighbors (BAN) recognizes its 40th anniversary, it is launching a month-long community event celebration in April. The resource center has been a cornerstone in the community, providing critical services to individuals and families in need for four decades. 

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Debbie Long Announces Run for Claremore Mayor

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2023

Longtime Claremore resident and tenured civil servant Debbie Long is pleased to announce that she will be running for the mayoral seat on the Claremore City Council.

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Affordable Insulation Solves Under-Insulation

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2023

Affordable Insulation offers multiple services designed to increase the value of your home and improve your quality of life.

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OBA Honors AVB Bank's Kelley Rash

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2023

Kelly Rash, of AVB Bank, receives Oklahoma Bankers Association 50-year Club Award, recognizing her excellence in Banking

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AVB Bank Hires Chief Digital Officer

By: AVB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2023

AVB Bank Board of Directors proudly announces the hire of John Walker to serve as Chief Digital Officer (CDO). As the CDO, Walker will hold the position of Executive Vice President, joining the Bank’s Executive Leadership Team.

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New Morpheus8 At BA Med Spa & Weight Loss

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2023

BA Med Spa & Weight Loss has added FDA-approved procedure Morpheus8 to its list of services. This new procedure helps minimize stretch marks, loose skin, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles.

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Grout Care of Tulsa Solves Grout Problems

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2023

If you are looking to sell your home or need to improve the appearance of your bathroom or kitchen, Grout Care of Tulsa has "the right tools and the right quality products for every job."

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Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Announces 2023 Officers

By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2023

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club recently introduced their Officers for 2023 who will continue the neighborly work of the Pocahontas members in the club's objectives of Indian welfare and education.

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Premium Cabinets Supplies Best Options In Semi-Custom Cabinetry

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2023

Whether you're in need of remodel, renovation, or new construction, Premium Cabinets is your trusted source. From consultation to design, they strive to produce the absolute best design concept available to each and every customer.

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Rogers County Commissioners Approve Funds

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2023

Rogers County Board of County Commissioners approves funds for Winganon Causeway project from a previously passed resolution that addresses flooding.

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Tulsa County Assessor Addresses Property Tax Notices

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2023

Property assessments are based on the value of the land and any improvements to it. Exemptions, such as the Homestead Exemption and Senior Freeze Exemption, can be filed until March 15.

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Tulsa HBA Claremore Home & Garden Show Seeks Exhibitors and Vendors

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2023

The upcoming Claremore Home & Garden Show, hosted by the Tulsa Home Builders Association and Visit Claremore, allows guests to visit with top businesses in the region to prepare for upcoming seasonal interests.

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Spring Break Fun

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2023

With the promise of warmer weather and the return of green leaves and colorful flowers, Claremore residents are itching to get back out into the community and enjoy what it has to offer. Spring Break will be here before we know it, and both Wendy Woody and Tanya Andrews at Visit Claremore have ideas on how to spend it.

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Greg Wilson Agency Has Insurance Answers

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Professional Services | Issue: February 2023

The Greg Wilson Agency of Farmers Insurance helps answer daunting questions about home, car, business, and life insurance. Their motto, “We work for you…”, perfectly summarizes the service you can expect from Greg Wilson, and son, Matt Wilson.

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Outdoor Creations Answers Questions About Solar Energy

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2023

Generate Your Own Clean Energy with Solar, Identical Energy with Lower Energy Bills

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High Tower Accounting Offers Tax-Saving Strategies

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2023

High Tower Accounting and Tax removed communication barriers and helps clients understand their tax situation and their taxpayer rights. She is dedicated to helping businesses succeed by providing high quality tax accounting services.

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Rogers County Swears in Three Elected Officials

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2023

Dan DeLozier, Ron Burrows, and Scott Marsh took oath to faithfully execute duties of their respective office. Each has been a dedicated public servant for several years.

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Commissioner Hendrix Appoints 2023 BOCC Chairman and Vice Chairman

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2023

Commissioner Ron Burrows of District 3 was appointed as the incoming chairman, and District 1 Commissioner Dan DeLozier as incoming vice-chairman.

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Wild Onion Feast!

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2023

Make plans to the annual Wild Onion Feast, a scholarship fundraiser for qualifying Cherokee students. Be sure to reserve a table as soon as possible, as the event books up quickly.

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Trust Three Twenty on Main For a Stress-Free Wedding

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Professional Services | Issue: February 2023

Three Twenty on Main is an affordable and flexible event venue for a stress-free wedding, party, brunch, or meeting. They are known for their vintage elegance that delivers a memorable guest experience.

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OAB Honers AVB Bank's Kelley Rash

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2023

Kelly Rash, of AVB Bank, receives Oklahoma Bankers Association 50-year Club Award, recognizing her excellence in Banking

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AVB Bank Promotes Katie Witcher

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2023

AVB Bank President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ted Cundiff, announced the promotion of Katie Witcher to Loan Compliance Officer. Witcher is responsible for implementing and overseeing consumer and commercial lending regulatory compliance, Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) compliance and managing the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Loan Application Register (HMDA LAR).

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Floral Creations Helps Communicate Emotion

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: January 2023

Floral Creations has a wide selection of Valentine gifts to send the perfect expression of your feelings. Order your perfect Valentine's arrangement early to ensure the best selection of bouquets and flowers.

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Martial Arts Academy Empowers Its Students

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2023

Martial Arts Academy, Owasso, provides a structured environment to help students develop self-confidence, discipline and focus. Their training helps parents raise confident leaders and adults reach their true potential.

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Greg Wilson Agency Has Insurance Answers

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Professional Services | Issue: January 2023

The Greg Wilson Agency of Farmers Insurance helps answer daunting questions about home, car, business, and life insurance. Their motto, “We work for you…”, perfectly summarizes the service you can expect from Greg Wilson, and son, Matt Wilson.

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Strategies for Saving Money on Taxes

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2023

High Tower Accounting & Tax specializes in providing businesses and individuals proactive assistance to improve tax and accounting outcomes

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Tulsa HBA Claremore Home & Garden Show is March 24-25

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2023

Home Improvement Companies and Vendors: Now is the time to sign-up for the March Tulsa HBA Claremore Home & Garden Show

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Greenwood Women's Business Center

By: Kathy Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2023

Greenwood Women's Business Center

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New Morpheus8 at BA Med Spa & Weight Loss

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2023

BA Med Spa & Weight Loss has added FDA-approved procedure Morpheus8 to its list of services. This new procedure helps minimize stretch marks, loose skin, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles.

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Trust Three Twenty on Main For a Stress-Free Wedding

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Professional Services | Issue: January 2023

Three Twenty on Main is an affordable and flexible event venue for a stress-free wedding, party, brunch, or meeting. They are known for their vintage elegance that delivers a memorable guest experience.

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Tulsa Higher Education Consortium Hosts Fall Convening

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Education | Issue: January 2023

Tulsa Higher Education Consortium holds Fall Convening with converstions on how to best support Tulsa-area college students.

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Outdoor Creations Answers Questions About Solar Energy

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2023

Generate Your Own Clean Energy with Solar, Identical Energy with Lower Energy Bills

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Broken Arrow Shopping Tradition Supports Local Businesses, Produces Big Winners

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2022

Get your chance to win big this holiday shopping season! Buy Broken Arrow encourages shoppers to keep it local.

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Gleam Guard Adds New Life to Cabinetry and Woodwork

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2022

Their process begins by preparing the surfaces with a thorough cleaning to remove dirt and debris and making any reparation of damaged areas. Damaged areas are treated with custom-matched stain blends.

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Wagoner Community Hospital Receives Performance Leadership Award for Quality

By: Value News | Category: Other | Issue: December 2022

Wagoner Community Hospital announced it has been recognized with 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in quality.

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Great Places for Christmas Lights, Free drive-thru Event in Muskogee

By: Beki Akins | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2022

Take a leisurely drive through the Castleton Village, which is filled with thousands of holiday lights and displays. The drive through is FREE, and donations are gratefully accepted.

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Buy Local for Your "Santa Cash" Tickets to Win Big Money

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2022

When shoppers make purchases from participating stores, they receive Santa Cash tickets based on the amount of their purchase. Generally, one ticket per $10 spent.

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Challenges = Success

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2022

Martial Arts Academy, Owasso, helps students develop self-confidence, discipline and focus.

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Experience Small Town Christmas Love & Holiday Charm

By: Dell Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2022

Wagoner has something the entire family can enjoy during the holiday season. Wagoner is bringing the best of the holiday season for visitors and residents.

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December & January 2022 Things To Do

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2022

Looking for things to do in December 2022 and January 2023? Here is your list!

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Floral Creations

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: December 2022

More than just flowers, Floral Creations in Claremore has been a trusted provider for the past 19 years of not only hand-crafted floral arrangements but also offering an array of one-of-a-kind gifts for any occasion and every season.

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Amplify Broken Arrow Awards

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2022

The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation hosted their yearly Economic Outlook luncheon at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center.

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The Spirit of the Holidays Shines in Claremore!

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2022

Rogers County residents will not want for anything when it comes to fun holiday activities to do in and around Claremore.

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Adults with Intellectual Disabilities Are Making a Difference in the Tulsa Community

By: Dayana Shiplett | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2022

In this season of gratitude, the students of Pathways Adult Learning Center, an organization that provides continuing education for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, are encouraging the community to consider giving back through volunteer work to help those in need.

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OBA Honors Kelley Rash

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2022

AVB Bank continues their investment into the community and Kelley and her employees work passionately to make a positive impact.

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AVB Bank Promotes Katie Witcher to Loan Compliance Officer

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2022

AVB Bank President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Ted Cundiff, announced the promotion of Katie Witcher to Loan Compliance Officer.

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Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful Wins 2022 Affiliate of the Year Award

By: Aaron McColloch | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2022

Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful, a Broken Arrow community organization, was announced as the winner of the Affiliate of the Year Award during the 2022 Environmental Excellence Celebration annual banquet in Oklahoma City.

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Tulsa County Assessor's Staff Awarded Deputy Certification

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: December 2022

Seven employees from the Tulsa County Assessor’s Office were recognized as having successfully completed the requirements for Deputy Certification.

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Rose District Farmers “Winter” Market Open Tuesdays starting Dec. 6

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: December 2022

Fresh, local meats and produce options from the Rose District Farmers Market will now be available Tuesdays, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., beginning Dec. 6.

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Claremore's Annual Santa Cash Event

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2022

It’s that time of year again to shop local and win big! Santa Cash is Claremore Chamber’s annual “Shop Local” initiative.

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Broken Arrow Favorite to Highlight Local Business During Festive Wine Walk Through Rose District

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2022

Start the holidays off right by participating in a community favorite event—Broken Arrow Wine Walk.

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Broken Arrow Shopping Tradition Supports Local Businesses, Produces Big Winners

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2022

Get your chance to win big this holiday shopping season! Buy Broken Arrow encourages shoppers to keep it local.

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Lights, Concerts, Parade, Shop Local and more!

By: Dell Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2022

Wagoner may be the best kept secret no more … it has become one of the best places for holiday fun and family traditions. The City of Wagoner is busy preparing for the holidays!

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Claremore Has Plenty to Offer This Holiday Season

By: Haylie Smart | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2022

Rogers County residents will not want for anything when it comes to fun holiday activities to do in and around Claremore.

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Martial Arts develops confidence, discipline through structured challenges

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2022

In every social setting, there are leaders and followers. And for Martial Arts Academy Owner Chris Velez, he has made it his mission in life to create confident leaders through martial arts.

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Floral Creations

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: November 2022

More than just flowers, Floral Creations in Claremore has been a trusted provider for the past 19 years of not only hand-crafted floral arrangements, but also offering an array of one-of-a-kind gifts for any occasion and every season.

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Dancing in the Kitchen with BrisaTropical.com, Internet Radio!

By: Aarika Copeland | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2022

Turn on the oven, tune into BrisaTropical.com internet radio, and put on your dancing shoes!

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Wills Country Christmas in Oologah is Free to All

By: Haylie Smart | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2022

If you’re on a budget this Christmas season, but still want to enjoy the festivities with family or friends, then head on out to the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oologah to partake in their annual event Will’s Country Christmas.

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Open House at Michele Ross Studios

By: Value News | Category: Other | Issue: November 2022

Visit this unique studio to meet the vibrant Michele Ross, the founder, and enjoy the refreshments, live music, and door prizes.

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Oklahoma’s 2022 Purple Star Campuses Announced

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: November 2022

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) announced today the school districts selected for the 2022 Purple Star Campus designation in Oklahoma.

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Tulsa Higher Education Consortium to Host Convening Linking Leaders in Education and Business

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: November 2022

The Tulsa Higher Education Consortium is a collaboration of seven Tulsa-area higher education institutions including Langston University, Northeastern State University, OSU-Tulsa, OU-Tulsa, Rogers State University, Tulsa Community College, and the University of Tulsa, and seven affiliate organizations.

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1st Annual Just BeClaus Christmas Extravaganza to Benefit Robson PAC

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2022

Robson Performing Art Center is delighted to announce the First Annual Just BeClaus Christmas Extravaganza Event.

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Carols & Crumpets

By: Carol Puckett | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: November 2022

The much-loved Carols & Crumpets will be held Saturday Dec. 3, 2022. The Tulsa Herb Society’s herbal craft fair is from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center 2435 South Peoria Ave. Admission is free.

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Will Rogers Days in Claremore

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2022

For more than 120 years, the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club has upheld the values, the culture and the customs of the Cherokee people.

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Lower Your Utility Bills

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2022

Older homes can be made more energy efficient with smart upgrades that result in lower utility bills, and added benefits of increasing the value, comfort and beauty of your home.

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November 2022 Events

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2022

Over 150 Things To Do Nearby

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Cool Grilles in the Rose District

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2022

The entire family will find plenty to do, see, eat, and shop along these 5 blocks in Broken Arrow’s Main St. area of the Rose District.

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Dancing in the Kitchen with BrisaTropical.com, Internet Radio!

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2022

Turn on the oven, tune into BrisaTropical.com internet radio, and put on your dancing shoes!

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How to Take Care of Your Car

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2022

We want to teach you about things such as checking your oil, changing a spare, checking tire pressure, and basic necessary skills that will help build your self-reliance and reduce the need to depend on someone else when the need arises.

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Halloween Festival Throughout October

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2022

The Halloween Festival of the Castle of Muskogee is just around the corner! Only a short drive from Tulsa or Ft. Smith, the Ghost Hosts of Oklahoma's 60-acre park would like you to join them each weekend this fall!

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Be Part of Something Great!

By: Tom Fink | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2022

We work with people that need 24-hours-a-day care in their home settings, those who need help with the basics of looking after themselves, and we also work with people who are highly independent – those who have jobs outside of the home, who drive their own vehicles, etc.

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Black Hat Helps Keep You Safe From Home Fires

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2022

Black Hat Cleaning Services Owner, David Harris, Sr., helps homeowners reduce fire risk. Since 1977, his work has been devoted to helping homeowners stay safe.

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Russell Brown Joins AVB Bank Board of Directors

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2022

Kelley Rash, AVB Bank Chairman of the Board, and Ted Cundiff, AVB Bank President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) announced the addition of Russell Brown to the AVB Bank Board of Directors.

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43rd Annual Tulsa Oktoberfest Schedule of Events

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2022

Tulsa Oktoberfest 2022 celebrates 43 years of authentic Bavarian culture in the heart of Oklahoma.

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'Hats-Off' to Will Rogers

By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2022

For more than 120 years, the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club has upheld the values, the culture and the customs of the Cherokee people. Will Rogers Days, City of Claremore Indigenous Heritage Day and National Native American Heritage Month begins the first Saturday of November, commemorating Will Rogers birthday (November 4, 1879).

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Mark Lepak, Effective Leadership

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2022

Mark Lepak, Oklahoma State House District 9 incumbent, embodies strength rooted in integrity and is experienced with the top issues facing Oklahomans.He requests your vote Tuesday, November 8, 2022.

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Warrior Healing Through Art

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: October 2022

The Route 66 Native Arts Alliance is hosting an Art Event titled, “Warrior Healing Through Art” showcasing Veterans who are Native Artists.

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Pumpkin Patches, Mazes & Fall Fun Locator 2022

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2022

Northeast Oklahoma Pumpkin Patches, Mazes & Fall Fun Locator 2022

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For the Love of Cars, Family and Competition

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2022

There will be 9 classes at the Mopars at the Park Event: Mini Drivers, Electronics, Melton Sales No E/No Box, Gordon Shelton Realtor Sportsman, Slant 6, Plum Gold Jewelers Modern Hemi, Wayne Fontaine’s Ladies Bracket, BFL Mopar Teens, and 10.0 Shoot-Out Index Class, as well as 18 classes in the Mopar Car show.

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New Orleans Square Hops 'n Bops

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2022

The City of Broken Arrow is excited to announce the return of the wildly successful New Orleans Square event: Hops 'n Bops!

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Boo-Fest Outdoor Sale & Halloween Pet Costume Contest

By: Value News | Category: Pets | Issue: October 2022

Celebrate the spooky season with us at Needful Things Market! Come join us for a day of fun at our Boo-Fest Outdoor Sale and help us to choose the best dressed Halloween costumed dog.

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Wine and Roses at Woodward Park

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: September 2022

It’s that time of year again — Woodward Park’s only fundraising event, Wine & Roses, takes place on Friday evening, September 30th, and promises to be an evening of beauty, luscious libations, and delectable delights.

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Reduce Your Risk of Home Fire!

By: Value News | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2022

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates that clogged dryer vents are the cause of more than 15,000 home fires each year. Dryer vent fires cause more than $200 million in damages to homes and properties and can be largely prevented with regular cleanings.

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Free, hands-on interactive car care workshops for teens and adults, drivers like you.

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2022

We want to teach you about things such as checking your oil, changing a spare, checking tire pressure, and basic necessary skills that will help build your self-reliance and reduce the need to depend on someone else when the need arises.

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A Heart for Helping to Solve Your Tax Problems

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2022

Individuals and small businesses in a tax crisis can find ‘real help’ from High Tower Accounting & Tax, they are affordable, know the ins and outs of complex tax situations, also how to deal with the various tax collection branches.

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If Not You, Who?

By: Tom Fink | Category: Other | Issue: September 2022

Home of Hope, as a whole, works with more than 200 men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and they’ve been doing this since 1968.

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Free Family-Friendly Event at The Pathways Fall Carnival!

By: Dayana Shiplett | Category: Education | Issue: September 2022

Join Pathways Adult Learning Center with your family and friends as they celebrate 13 years of serving adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Hospitality House Celebrates 16 Years of Service at Upcoming Event

By: Toni Moore | Category: Other | Issue: September 2022

Hospitality House of Tulsa celebrates its 16th year of making a home away from home for families in medical crisis by hosting Hospitality Under the Stars, a family-friendly event.

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ORU's New Welcome Center is an Inviting "Front-Door" to Visitors

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

Located directly south of the ORU’s iconic Healing Hands, the Welcome Center is a two-story structure consisting of 13,774 square feet of office and administrative spaces.

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Cook Up A Tropical Party with BrisaTropical.com, Internet Radio!

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2022

Cook up your own personal dance party with stuffed ripe plantains and BrisaTropical.com internet radio.

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Community Calendar

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

Events and happenings going on in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Bixby and surrounding areas for the month of September.

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Iconic Rogers County Fair Returns September 15-18th

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

The Rogers County Free Fair is a celebration to signal the transition from summer to fall.

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"Leading Ladies" to be Honored

By: Ashley May | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

The Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to continue the annual tradition of honoring outstanding Claremore women at the 7th Annual Leading Ladies Gala, slated for Wednesday, October 5, at the Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center Ballroom on the campus of Rogers State University.

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Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Education Scholarship Recipients for the Upcoming 2022-2023 Academic Year

By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

The Indian Women's Pocahontas Club sponsors ten Cherokee students scholarships for 2022-2023.

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Sizzlin' September

By: Dell Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

The 42nd Bluegrass & Chili Festival is set for September 9 & 10 in downtown Wagoner.

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MOPARS at the Park

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

The love people have for Mopars is an enduring one; and this fall, muscle car enthusiasts will gather for the annual Mopars at the Park.

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Show Your Support for Local FFA & 4-H Students

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

Every year, the Rogers County Premium Auction takes place after the conclusion of the Rogers County Fair. The Premium Auction benefits 4-H and FFA youth in their endeavors to fund future agricultural projects.

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Vintage Motorcycles Chase Route 66

By: Kathy Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

The cross-country challenge for riders with motorcycles that were manufactured between 1930-1960, and will be quite the trial of speed, endurance, navigation, and knowledge. This is the first time that this event will be riding through Claremore.

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Cool Grilles Car Show

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

Cars, cars, and more cars… this event will show-off over 250 competition cars, specialty models and classic autos. The entire family will find plenty to do, see, eat, and shop along these 5 blocks in Broken Arrow’s Main St. area of the Rose District.

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Halloween Festival Fall Fun to Frightening Thrills!

By: Beki Akins | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2022

The Halloween Festival of the Castle of Muskogee is just around the corner! Only a short drive from Tulsa or Ft. Smith, the Ghost Hosts of Oklahoma's 60-acre park would like you to join them each weekend this fall!

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Hats Off to Will

By: Debra West | Category: Rogers County | Issue: September 2022

The Pocahontas Club has been celebrating Will’s birthday since the Will Rogers Memorial Museum was opened in 1944 with a Wreath Laying Ceremony that begins at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum Rotunda with a procession down to the tomb of Will Rogers.

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Tax Problems?

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2022

Leave your worrisome tax troubles to Rebecca Olson and her team of professionals to help you get your tax issues resolved affordably. They have a heart for giving you the relief you need.

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Grand Opening, A Celebration For All

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2022

Arts@302 is hosting a FREE family event that will offer the community make-and-take art projects, group art activities, live music, food, and more.

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Aviation in the Heartland: Will Rogers Fly-In Soars Back into Oologah

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2022

Will Rogers love of flying will be recognized with the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In and National Day of Remembrance at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in northeastern Oklahoma.

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Community Calendar

By: Mary Bransford | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2022

Events and happenings going on in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Bixby and surrounding areas for the month of August and September.

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Photo Contest: Capture the Vibrance of Claremore

By: Chris Putman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2022

Capture the vibrance of Claremore from unique shopping to outdoor adventures it's a treasure-trove of photo opportunities.

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Offices and Commercial Spaces Deserve The Right Touch!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Professional Services | Issue: August 2022

The quality of cleanliness in any business is one of the very first impressions that customers and clients notice when entering a business facility for the first time. It also has a direct impact on employees!

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Festival Features Woodcarving, Art and Demonstrations

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2022

In August, the 2022 Woodcarving and Arts Festival returns for its 47th year, taking place at the Broken Arrow Rose District’s Central Park Community Center.

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Calling All Fantasy Football Enthusiasts!

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: August 2022

Fantasy leagues at Buffalo Wild Wings kick off with the NFL season on September 8.

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Empowering Those with Disabilities

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: August 2022

Home of Hope’s purpose is to help empower those with disabilities, to which end, it works with those facing intellectual or physical challenges to help employ them and to help them be as independent as possible.

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Backyard Poultry Health and Safety

By: Erica Rankin | Category: Education | Issue: August 2022

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) wants to remind flock owners to learn about and practice essential prevention measures to minimize the risk of disease transmission, known as biosecurity.

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AVB Bank Announces New Vice President

By: Kelli Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2022

AVB Bank President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) announced the promotion of Cooper Rash to Vice President.

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Experience Music Magic

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2022

The Church Studio and Russell’s Shelter Records recorded and produced some of the most influential acts and music of all time. Through the Church doors walked Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan, Bob Seger, Jimmy Buffet, Bob Marley, George Harrison, Kansas, Phoebe Snow, JJ Cale, The GAP Band, Freddie King, Peter Tosh, Dwight Tilley, Ringo Starr and many others. Memorabilia of their presence are displayed.

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Spring Cleaning!

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Professional Services | Issue: August 2022

A good spring cleaning is an opportunity to refresh your home and enjoy all the benefits of Oklahoma’s seasonal change.

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MWP Brings the Clean

By: Tom Fink | Category: Professional Services | Issue: August 2022

A year after founding Midwest Pathogend Services – a leader in whole-space disinfection and decontamination services – Midwest Pathogend Services decided to bring its specialized brand of cleaning services to residential spaces.

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Flock Together Again!

By: Audra Fogle | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2022

The annual craft beer festival helps to raise funds for the George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center, best known for their work with bald eagles. Wild Brew is a one-of-a-kind indoor event that combines first-rate beers by artisan brewers from the U.S. and around the world with cuisine from Tulsa’s best restaurants.

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Car Care Basics From The Experts At South Pointe Chevrolet

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Automotive | Issue: August 2022

Your vehicle is one of your largest investments and having knowledge of proper care and what to do to keep it in top-notch condition is one of the most important life lessons to learn.

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Wine and Roses at Woodward Park

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2022

Woodward Park’s only fundraising event, Wine & Roses, takes place on Friday evening, September 30th, and promises to be an evening of beauty, luscious libations, and delectable delights.

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Ally Siefried is One For All

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2022

Ally Seifried has earned her spot into the Republican runoff for state Senate District 2 after finishing in the top two in the Primary Election.

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Destination Claremore Photo Contest

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2022

During your visit to vibrant Claremore, OK take a great photo and upload it to our Valuenews.com website ‘SUBMIT A PHOTO’ gallery and you will be entered to win up to $500 Cash!

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Spring Cleaning!

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Professional Services | Issue: July 2022

A good spring cleaning is an opportunity to refresh your home and enjoy all the benefits of Oklahoma’s seasonal change.

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Taste the Fun at Broken Arrow’s Taste of Summer

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2022

Enjoy All-You-Can-Eat Blue Bell ice cream and the 2022 Annual Taste of Summer Ice Cream Festival in Broken Arrow.

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Destination Claremore Photo Contest

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2022

We want to put your best Claremore, Oklahoma photo in the spotlight. During your visit to this vibrant town take a great photo and upload it to our Valuenews.com website ‘SUBMIT A PHOTO’ gallery and you will be entered to win up to $500 Cash! What will your photo experience be? There is a lot to see and do in Claremore, located on historic Route 66. It’s a treasure-trove of photo opportunities filled with eclectic shops and unique boutiques, antiques, craft emporiums, museums, restaurants, and galleries. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts will enjoy Claremore Lake, parks, and many miles of multi-use trails. Here’s how to get started: Submit your photos to the contest by going to www.valuenews.com/submit-photo_id176 Questions? Call Value News, at (918)828-9600.

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Prom!

By: Dayana Shiplett | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2022

Sixty students of Pathways Adult Learning Center, Inc. enjoyed a very special prom night.

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Festival Features Woodcarving, Art and Demonstrations

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2022

In August, the 2022 Woodcarving and Arts Festival returns for its 47th year, taking place at the Broken Arrow Rose District’s Central Park Community Center.

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Creativity StARTS at the Arts@302!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2022

The eagerly anticipated new arts center, Arts@302 on Main Street in Broken Arrow, is now open to the public. The creative arts are such a vital part of our lives; and Arts@302 aims to inspire artistic growth and environment in their community and beyond.

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Rash Promoted to AVB Bank Vice President

By: Kelli Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2022

Ted Cundiff, AVB Bank President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) announced the promotion of Cooper Rash to Vice President.

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Relive the Leon Russell Legacy

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2022

Experience history at The Church Studio - a tribute to the legacy of Leon Russell, the Tulsa Sound, and an active recording studio.

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Wild Brew Craft Beer Festival Is On For 2022

By: Audra Fogle | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2022

One-of-a-kind indoor event combines first-rate beers by artisan brewers from the U.S. and around the world with cuisine from Tulsa’s best restaurants.

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OSDH Shares Biosecurity Tips on Safely Raising Backyard Poultry

By: Erica Rankin | Category: Education | Issue: July 2022

The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) wants to remind flock owners to learn about and practice essential prevention measures to minimize the risk of disease transmission, known as biosecurity.

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Have Your Greatest of All Time Fantasy Football Draft Party

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: July 2022

Fantasy leagues at Buffalo Wild Wings kick off with the NFL season on September 8.

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Uncompromisingly Clean

By: Tom Fink | Category: Professional Services | Issue: July 2022

A year after founding Midwest Pathogend Services – a leader in whole-space disinfection and decontamination services – Midwest Pathogend Services decided to bring its specialized brand of cleaning services to residential spaces.

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Don’t Trust Your Cleaning Needs to Just Anyone, Make Sure You Receive The Right Touch!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Professional Services | Issue: July 2022

A business owner typically deals with many details - day-to-day decisions, hiring the right people, and ensuring that services and customer interaction are of premium quality. One of the most important points in any business is a good first impression, and the state of one’s interior is always a factor. The quality of cleanliness in any business is one of the very first impressions that customers and clients notice when entering a business facility for the first time. It also has a direct impact on employees! It is an aspect of business that sometimes gets overlooked; however, a standing service appointment with a reputable cleaning company can ensure the success of a consistent sanitary and fresh workplace. The Right Touch Cleaning company can take on this important aspect for any business. “Our services include carpet cleaning, strip and wax, window cleaning and COVID-19 disinfecting,” states owner Alvin Sanders. “We use high-quality floor waxes, strippers, floor pads and cleaning products. We also employ CDC-approved disinfectants and modern cleaning equipment.”

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A Gem of a Rock Show!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2022

The exploration of rocks and minerals is a fascinating one, and for those that have a curiosity about geology and aspects of earth sciences, the Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society show in July is a perfect place to begin learning. The Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society is dedicated to encouraging interest in collecting rocks, minerals, fossils and artifacts, and do so by providing educational programs for schools and adult groups at any time of the year. The show has been running for over 30 years, and the society itself has been in existence since 1958.

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Home of Hope a Great Place to Work

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: July 2022

Few can dispute that we live in interesting times, and they’re particularly interesting if you’re an employer. With the impact of COVID still being felt throughout the workforce, businesses and companies continue to struggle to employ and retain dependable staff members. As such, it can be challenging to find good employees – challenging, but not impossible. Enter Home of Hope and Rogers County Training Center. “Home of Hope, as a whole, works with more than 200 men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and we’ve been doing this since 1968,” said Ralph Richardson, CEO, Home of Hope. “We’re in five counties throughout northeast Oklahoma: Rogers County, Craig County, Delaware County, Ottawa County and Mayes County, so we’re kind of all over (Oklahoma).”

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Christmas in July

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2022

Get your Christmas stockings out early - it’s time for Christmas in July at the BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center! Top-of-the-line products and procedures are available at drastically reduced prices. “Our top procedures for Christmas in July are Botox, dermal fillers such as Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure and Bellafill, as well as our weight loss injectables,” states Melody Hawkins, of BA Med Spa. “For this reason, of course, we will be including all of the items once again for Christmas in July, with unlimited pre-purchasing; this allows our patients the opportunity to bulk buy and save for another year. We have expanded upon this by patient request and will be including two new amazing dermal fillers for the line of savings: Radiesse and Sculptra.” The staff at the BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center are very professional and knowledgeable, and at the same time friendly and welcoming; and the variety of products, programs, and services all contribute to the continuing success of their clients’ wellness needs.

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Affordable Resolutions to Your Tax Problems

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2022

High Tower Accounting & Tax has HEART. The firm’s mission is to restore hope to their clients and get their tax issues resolved. “I believe we are stewards of what we have in our hands and hope deferred can make a heart sick. Our whole heart is helping individuals and business owners get their lives financially back on track,” Olson added. Tax services include federal and state tax issues; including all 50 states: Tax resolution and planning in the areas of business, personal and specialty taxes. Tax audit representation. Assistance with levies and liens. Accounts considered uncollectable. Penalty abatements. Payroll tax representation. Offers in compromise. Installment agreements. Innocent spouse relief. State income tax representation. Sales tax representation. Assist filing delinquent taxes.

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Aviation in the Heartland: Will Rogers Fly-In Soars Back into Oologah

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2022

During his lifetime, Will Rogers flew higher than most – both literally and figuratively. Rising to worldwide success in Vaudeville, films, newspapers and magazines, Rogers was a man of multiple talents and passions, with one of his passions being the once-fledgling industry of aviation. This summer, Rogers, and his love of flying will be recognized with the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In and National Day of Remembrance at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in northeastern Oklahoma. “This is a traditional part of the Birthplace Ranch and the history of Will Rogers, as well as Wiley Post,” said Will Rogers Memorial Executive Director Tad Jones. “It’s been an honor for us to host this family-friendly event every year – we didn’t even cancel it during the COVID years – we managed to keep it going, and we’re thrilled to bring it back again this year.” Sponsored by the Cherokee Nation, the fly-in will begin early, with gates opening around 7:30 a.m. for the public to arrive and watch and marvel as more than 100 small-engine planes from across the state, and some from outside the state, arrive and land on the grounds of the Birthplace Ranch in nearby Oologah.

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The Bixby Green Corn Festival Returns!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

Even the mildest of winter seasons can leave us longing for spring and summer; to be able to put away the heavy coats and jackets, the chilly weather sweaters and boots, and to be outside in the sunshine and the greenery during the warm months. This is the time of year that people like most to spend time with family and friends in the sun-drenched outdoors and is especially delightful to enjoy at a festival. One such event to look forward to is the Bixby Green Corn Festival, held annually every fourth Thursday, Friday and Saturday in June. “This is the 48th year for the Optimist Club of Bixby [a local group dedicated to the improvement of the youth of the community] to be sponsoring the event,” says Kevin Dean, Chairman. “The event itself has been around since about 1948, when Clyde Miller, a local farmer, started it after a very fruitful harvest.” Held in downtown Bixby, the festival offers food, arts and crafts, carnival rides and games, contests, and pageants for three different youth age groups, vying for the title of Little Miss and Mister Bixby.

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Spring Cleaning!

By: Value News | Category: | Issue: June 2022

Winter has finally faded away and spring colors are in bloom. While it might look restorative outside your home, your chimney and dryer vents may still be dealing with a gloomy, cold weather hangover. A good spring cleaning is an opportunity to refresh your home and enable you to enjoy all the benefits of Oklahoma’s seasonal change. Here are a few reasons why spring cleaning is important: Breathing – Seems like a simple issue considering it’s a necessity of life. But when your home is lingering with creosote and ash the air becomes stagnant, and your respiratory health suffers. A solid spring chimney cleaning improves the air quality of your home and makes you feel better. With a clean-smelling chimney, your mood will improve and you’ll be open to welcoming visitors. Safety - Approximately 23,000 chimney fires occur every year, causing nearly a billion dollars in damage, and potentially the loss of lives. Having your chimney professionally cleaned annually will help you avoid a disaster.

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Destination Claremore Photo Contest

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

We want to put your best Claremore, Oklahoma photo in the spotlight. During your visit to this vibrant town take a great photo and upload it to our Valuenews.com website ‘SUBMIT A PHOTO’ gallery and you will be entered to win up to $500 Cash! What will your photo experience be? There is a lot to see and do in Claremore, located on historic Route 66. It’s a treasure-trove of photo opportunities filled with eclectic shops and unique boutiques, antiques, craft emporiums, museums, restaurants, and galleries. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts will enjoy Claremore Lake, parks, and many miles of multi-use trails. Here’s how to get started: Submit your photos to the contest by going to www.valuenews.com/submit-photo_id176 Questions? Call Value News, at (918)828-9600.

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If Not You, Who?

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: June 2022

Few can dispute that we live in interesting times, and they’re particularly interesting if you’re an employer. With the impact of COVID still being felt throughout the workforce, businesses and companies continue to struggle to employ and retain dependable staff members. As such, it can be challenging to find good employees – challenging, but not impossible. Enter Home of Hope and Rogers County Training Center. “Home of Hope, as a whole, works with more than 200 men and women with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and we’ve been doing this since 1968,” said Ralph Richardson, CEO, Home of Hope. “We’re in five counties throughout northeast Oklahoma: Rogers County, Craig County, Delaware County, Ottawa County and Mayes County, so we’re kind of all over (Oklahoma).”

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MWP Cleaning Services

By: Tom Fink | Category: | Issue: June 2022

A year after founding Midwest Pathogend Services – a leader in whole-space disinfection and decontamination services – Midwest Pathogend Services decided to bring its specialized brand of cleaning services to residential spaces. “We’ve been doing high-end disinfection for the past year – hotels, businesses, schools, and other large spaces, etc., but throughout the pandemic, more and more people started reaching out to us – residences – to ask if we did ‘cleaning-type’ services,” says Chuck Peeples. “That seemed like a natural progression for us, so we created an offshoot of the main company, creating a new business, MWP (Midwest Pathogend) Cleaning Services.” Chris Schultheis, who had spent the last 20 years in the healthcare industry and Life Sciences area learned three years ago about a then-newly developed technology developed by a microbiologist, which, combined with a seven percent Hydrogen Peroxide fogging formula called CURoxide provided his customers the most comprehensive decontamination possible. As MWP owners, Schultheis and Peeples retain the same knowledge base, thoroughness, and professionalism previously utilized at Midwest Pathogend in the residential market, while expanding their services offered to best serve their new customers.

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Mark Your Calendars for a FUN TIME in Broken Arrow!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

Oklahoma hosts many festivals that are praise-worthy, and one of the biggest festivals is Rooster Days in Broken Arrow. The annual Rooster Days Festival dates have recently changed – the previously announced dates took place in May, but the new dates are now June 9 through June 12. Other changes, all progressive, are also occurring and add to the overall enjoyment of the festivities. “We have transitioned to a Cashless system this year,” explains Amber Hinkle, Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce Events Director. “This means our guests will not have to stop and purchase food tickets, as they have had to do in years past. This year, they can use their personal debit and credit cards at all our food vendor locations, without having to first stop and purchase food tickets. If we have guests who prefer to use cash, we will have a “Cash to Card Coop,” where they can exchange their cash for a gift card that can be used on-site with our food vendors. We hope this allows attendees to get to the fun faster than ever before!” Rooster Days is a long-standing and important tradition to the city of Broken Arrow and indeed, many people within the state go out of their way to attend. The festival offers indoor and outdoor vendors, crowd favorite food stands, and entertainment in various forms. Musical acts are highly anticipated, and the change in dates for the festival has not affected the lineup.

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Cherokee National Treasure to be Featured at Rt. 66 Native Arts Alliance Gala

By: Tom Fink | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: June 2022

Rt. 66 Native Arts Alliance is a collective of Native American volunteers and creatives who, among other things, showcase the work of various artists at the Vault Gallery in Catoosa, right off historic Route 66. As the group is made up of volunteers and is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization, funding is made possible through a variety of sources, chief among them being donations and fundraisers. This summer, the group will be hosting the biggest of these fundraisers, namely, the annual Rt. 66 Native Arts Alliance Gala.

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Affordable Resolutions to Your Tax Problems

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2022

High Tower Accounting & Tax has HEART. The firm’s mission is to restore hope to their clients and get their tax issues resolved. “I believe we are stewards of what we have in our hands and hope deferred can make a heart sick. Our whole heart is helping individuals and business owners get their lives financially back on track,” Olson added. Tax services include federal and state tax issues; including all 50 states: Tax resolution and planning in the areas of business, personal and specialty taxes. Tax audit representation. Assistance with levies and liens. Accounts considered uncollectable. Penalty abatements. Payroll tax representation. Offers in compromise. Installment agreements. Innocent spouse relief. State income tax representation. Sales tax representation. Assist filing delinquent taxes.

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Route 66 Road Fest to Celebrate Heritage, History of Historic Route 66

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

The “Mother of All Road Fests” will be rolling into Oklahoma this June. Dubbed the Route 66 Road Fest, this celebration of America’s Mother Road, aka, Route 66, will be making a stop in Oklahoma City and Tulsa June 18-19 and June 25-26, respectively. With the coming 100-year-anniversary of Route 66, the American Automobile Association (AAA) will be starting the celebration early with two weekends to celebrate America’s rich history and give motorists the opportunity to experience Route 66 like never before. As Oklahoma boasts more than 400 miles of Route 66 – more than any other state, the Sooner State is the longest leg on the journey for those wishing to enjoy Route 66 from behind the wheel of their car, with a mix of historic and modern experiences along the way.

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Fireworks Shows, Displays & Extravaganzas

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

As the Fourth of July approaches, local communities throughout Oklahoma are gearing up for some unforgettable celebrations. Tulsa and surrounding towns have some of the best fireworks shows in the state. We have created a great list of some of the best places to enjoy the colorful night skies!

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How to Drive In-Store and Online Sales

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Professional Services | Issue: June 2022

Why are discounts a key to connecting with buyers in your area? Integrating deals and discounts into your marketing and advertising plan helps customers connect and reconnect with your business. Nowadays, everyone is looking for a good deal. Is your business benefitting from this demand? Would your business like to learn more about placement in our next lifestyle and home improvement mailing?

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Eastern Oklahoma's Largest Fireworks Retailer: Committed to You, Family & Summer Tradition

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

The Castle of Muskogee is Oklahoma’s only 37,000 square foot Fireworks Retail Showroom! The air-conditioned sales floor is nestled inside the Castle’s Great Hall and packed to the rafters with an array of pyrotechnics. The Castle is a one-of-a-kind shopping experience, committed to making sure you find exactly what your family needs to celebrate this Independence Day. The Castle of Muskogee has an unmatched selection, with over 500 different products and new items added annually! We have family favorites from novelty items for children, beautiful fountains, to artillery shells and Heavyweight cakes with 500 shots. Each product is labeled with a brief description and QR code to scan and see a video display. All products are triple-inspected for safety and guaranteed to light.

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First Annual Family Fishing Derby Organized by Lazy J's Tackle & Hope Harbor

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

For more than 60 years, Hope Harbor has helped children and their families by giving them the tools and support they need to move forward in life. This summer, Hope Harbor will be handing out a different kind of tool – a fishing pole – at the Family Fishing Derby. “Hope Harbor has long served families in the area, and we wanted to bring something fun, something that families could do together, do outside and do to build memories together, and we felt a fishing derby would be the ideal event for this,” said Hope Harbor Executive Director Dirk O’Donnell. Slated for June 25, this free event will provide up to 500 local children with free Zebco rod and reel combos, free tackle packs, and free live bait for the young anglers in the family.

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A Gem of a Rock Show!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

The exploration of rocks and minerals is a fascinating one, and for those that have a curiosity about geology and aspects of earth sciences, the Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society show in July is a perfect place to begin learning. The Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society is dedicated to encouraging interest in collecting rocks, minerals, fossils and artifacts, and do so by providing educational programs for schools and adult groups at any time of the year. The show has been running for over 30 years, and the society itself has been in existence since 1958.

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Blue Bell’s “Taste of Summer” 20th Anniversary Celebrates with 20 Flavors!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

Sunshine, swimming, boating, picnics, holidays – there are so many things to love about summertime, and enjoying ice cream on a hot day or evening definitely ranks as one of the season’s top pleasures. On July 16, the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce, 1-800-Water Damage, and Blue Bell Ice Cream are happy to present their 20th annual Taste of Summer, an all-you-can-eat ice cream festival, featuring the many delicious flavors of Blue Bell. Blue Bell Creameries created the festival 20 years ago as an annual way to say thanks to the community of Broken Arrow and beyond for their support. In addition to the main event of ice cream, live entertainment, cooling stations, food trucks, vendors and a Get Active Zone for all ages will also be featured. Typically, the local dance and music studios are invited to participate in providing the entertainment. “We have over 20 flavors of Blue Bell Ice Cream to try, as well as other Blue Bell novelty items,” says Lindsay Cunningham, Communications and Marketing Director of the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce.

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Local Businesses Participate in Claremore Chamber's Annual Restaurant Week

By: Tom Fink | Category: Restaurants | Issue: June 2022

Claremore is known for several things. World-class museums, five-star event centers, historic buildings, and Will Rogers. But community leaders are wanting the northeast Oklahoma town along Historic Route 66 to also be known for something else: excellent restaurants. This summer, the Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce will be bringing back Restaurant Week to showcase participating restaurants and eateries, each of whom will be offering special deals. “Restaurant Week is the chance for our Chamber members to participate in an event in which the focus is on them,” explained Barby Myers, Claremore Chamber President & CEO. “Participating restaurants will have a ‘meal deal’ or some kind of special that week to encourage other Chamber and community members to go, get a good deal, and maybe even patronize an establishment they don’t normally eat from as a way to support local businesses.” The inaugural Restaurant Week was held last year, with 25 participants, and was a “tremendous success,” Barby said – a success that the Chamber hopes to replicate again this year.

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Summer Fun with Jana Jae Events

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

Grand Lake has always been a popular destination for Oklahomans in the summer season, and Grove has three events every year that are eagerly anticipated: The American Heritage Music Festival, Cajun Fest and Jana Jae’s Fiddle Camp. Jana Jae is an American country and bluegrass fiddler, well-known for being a regular performer on Hee-Haw, where she met and married co-star Buck Owens. She continues to perform with several bands, as well as continuing solo work, and has performed with many of the best known performers in country music. She is internationally recognized, and the city of Grove is proud to have such a dynamic and talented performer within the community.

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Christmas in July

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2022

Get your Christmas stockings out early - it’s time for Christmas in July at the BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center! Top-of-the-line products and procedures are available at drastically reduced prices. “Our top procedures for Christmas in July are Botox, dermal fillers such as Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus, Voluma, Volbella, Vollure and Bellafill, as well as our weight loss injectables,” states Melody Hawkins, of BA Med Spa. “For this reason, of course, we will be including all of the items once again for Christmas in July, with unlimited pre-purchasing; this allows our patients the opportunity to bulk buy and save for another year. We have expanded upon this by patient request and will be including two new amazing dermal fillers for the line of savings: Radiesse and Sculptra.” The staff at the BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center are very professional and knowledgeable, and at the same time friendly and welcoming; and the variety of products, programs, and services all contribute to the continuing success of their clients’ wellness needs.

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Burrows Seeks to Continue Enacting Positive Changes in Rogers County With Re-Election Bid for County Commissioner

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: June 2022

What a difference a decade makes. Nearly eight years ago, Ron Burrows was among the residents of Rogers County who watched as the then-members of the Rogers County Commissioners found themselves embroiled in one controversy after another, appearing regularly – and unflatteringly - on the front page of the local paper. Frustrated and determined to see change, Burrows set out to make a difference by running – and winning – a seat on the Rogers County Board of Commissioners. “There was so much disruption in county government at the time – it was embarrassing, to say the least,” Burrows said. “You know, I grew up in corporate America, where you were held accountable for your performance. If you didn’t perform, you were fired, and I looked at the board and felt I could improve on that. I felt that the people of Rogers County deserved better and I wanted to raise the bar on the expectation of county government.” Burrows won his bid for a seat on the county commissioners that year, and this summer, he hopes to continue the good work he started almost 8 years ago, as he seeks re-election for Rogers County Commissioner District 3.

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Aviation in the Heartland: Will Rogers Fly-In Soars Back into Oologah

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2022

During his lifetime, Will Rogers flew higher than most – both literally and figuratively. Rising to worldwide success in Vaudeville, films, newspapers and magazines, Rogers was a man of multiple talents and passions, with one of his passions being the once-fledgling industry of aviation. This summer, Rogers, and his love of flying will be recognized with the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In and National Day of Remembrance at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in northeastern Oklahoma. “This is a traditional part of the Birthplace Ranch and the history of Will Rogers, as well as Wiley Post,” said Will Rogers Memorial Executive Director Tad Jones. “It’s been an honor for us to host this family-friendly event every year – we didn’t even cancel it during the COVID years – we managed to keep it going, and we’re thrilled to bring it back again this year.” Sponsored by the Cherokee Nation, the fly-in will begin early, with gates opening around 7:30 a.m. for the public to arrive and watch and marvel as more than 100 small-engine planes from across the state, and some from outside the state, arrive and land on the grounds of the Birthplace Ranch in nearby Oologah.

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Don’t Trust Your Cleaning Needs to Just Anyone, Make Sure You Receive The Right Touch!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: | Issue: June 2022

A business owner typically deals with many details - day-to-day decisions, hiring the right people, and ensuring that services and customer interaction are of premium quality. One of the most important points in any business is a good first impression, and the state of one’s interior is always a factor. The quality of cleanliness in any business is one of the very first impressions that customers and clients notice when entering a business facility for the first time. It also has a direct impact on employees! It is an aspect of business that sometimes gets overlooked; however, a standing service appointment with a reputable cleaning company can ensure the success of a consistent sanitary and fresh workplace. The Right Touch Cleaning company can take on this important aspect for any business. “Our services include carpet cleaning, strip and wax, window cleaning and COVID-19 disinfecting,” states owner Alvin Sanders. “We use high-quality floor waxes, strippers, floor pads and cleaning products. We also employ CDC-approved disinfectants and modern cleaning equipment.”

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City of Broken Arrow Celebrates the Opening of a New Park June 14

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2022

The City of Broken Arrow is celebrating the opening of a new park with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, June 14, at 11 a.m. The neighborhood park is adjacent to a new retention pond water feature with trail connections from the park to a walking trail around the pond. Other amenities include concrete plaza areas, shade structures, picnic tables, and benches.

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Rose District and AutismOklahoma Partnership

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2022

The Rose District and City of Broken Arrow are excited to continue its partnership with AutismOklahoma to provide Sensory Sensitive Days in the Rose District. We have three events planned for this year, with the first coming up June 23. Meet some of your favorite princesses and superheroes for a story time and interact with real-life superheroes from the Broken Arrow Police and Fire Departments!

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OSDH Shares Biosecurity Tips on Safely Raising Backyard Poultry

By: Erica Rankin | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: May 2022

Each year, as spring arrives, many people begin or continue raising backyard poultry flocks. These flocks have been gaining in popularity over the past several years and interest in them continues to grow.

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If Not You? Who?

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2022

Few can dispute that we live in interesting times, and they’re particularly interesting if you’re an employer. With the impact of COVID still being felt throughout workforce, businesses and companies continue to struggle employing and retaining dependable staff members. As such, it can be challenging to find good employees – good, but not impossible. Enter Home of Hope and Rogers County Training Center.

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Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Elected Official of the Year During BA Day at the Capitol

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2022

The Broken Arrow Chamber wrapped up BA Day at the Capitol with a reception where they presented City Councilor Johnnie Parks with their 2021 Elected Official of the Year award.

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26th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2022

The Castle invites one and all to join the festivities of the 26th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival! Travel back to 1569 England to experience the royal quest for knighthood, a full-contact Jousting Tournament, Birds of Prey exhibitions and traveling Acrobats! We celebrate the joyous return of the festival on Saturday April 30th. The patrons of Castleton shall be welcomed through the village gates by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth and her Court of Nobles. Season Passes are now available on www.okcastle.com. Daily passes will with go live on March 1st (Great idea for unique gift options this spring).

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Don’t Trust Your Cleaning Needs to Just Anyone, Make Sure You Receive The Right Touch!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Professional Services | Issue: May 2022

A business owner typically deals with many details - day-to-day decisions, hiring the right people, and ensuring that services and customer interaction are of premium quality. One of the most important points in any business is a good first impression, and the state of one’s interior is always a factor.

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Special Events Planned at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch

By: Kathy Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2022

Spring kicks off a whole new list of activities and entertainment at the Will Rogers Museum and Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch. There are monthly events such as Family Days, Learning Lectures, Will’s Cowboy Trader Days, and Movie Nights. Moreover, this year’s plans for their MAIN EVENTS include an April 20,000 egg Easter Egg Hunt, Will’s Wild West Kids Camp in June, in July kids will love staying overnight in the Memorial Museum at Overnight at the Chuckwagon, the spectacular Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-in comes in August, Halloween Night, Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival and movie-making Dog-Iron Awards dominate November, and Will’s Country Christmas and Santa Pictures round out the holiday season.

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Officer, Firefighter of the Year Announced

By: Aaron McColloch | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2022

The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce announced the Officer and Firefighter of the Year at its Annual Awards Gala Feb. 5, 2022. Congratulations to Broken Arrow Police Department Detective Brett Burton and Broken Arrow Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic Seth Rich!

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MWP Cleaning Services: Leaders in Residential Cleaning, Sanitation, Decontamination

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2022

A year after founding Midwest Pathogend Services – a leader in whole-space disinfection and decontamination services – Midwest Pathogend Services decided to bring their specialized brand of cleaning services to residential spaces.

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Everyone's Invited to this FRIENDSHIP EVENT!

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2022

In America, there are few things more traditional than the family picnic. This May, the members of the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club are bringing back one of their own community friendship traditions with the annual “Old Fashioned Picnic” in northeast Oklahoma – and the public is invited.

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The Art of Woodcarving: The 2022 Woodcarving and Arts Festival

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2022

The art and utilitarian skill of wood carving is one of the oldest, most time-honored crafts in the world. It is an ability that has numerous benefits – producing an object for use, creating beautiful works of art, and having a marketable skill. Wood crafting also has many mind and spirit benefits; it is a calming, stress reducing activity, harnesses creativity, provides a meditative state, and connects the artisan to nature.

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Cherokee National Treasure to be Featured at Rt. 66 Native Arts Alliance Gala

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2022

Rt. 66 Native Arts Alliance is a collective of Native American volunteers and creatives who, among other things, showcase the work of various artists at the Vault Gallery in Catoosa, right off historic Route 66. As the group is made up of volunteers and is a nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization, funding is made possible through a variety of sources, chief among them being donations and fundraisers. This summer, the group will be hosting the biggest of these fundraisers, namely, the annual Rt. 66 Native Arts Alliance Gala.

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Bowl for Kids' Sake

By: Cat Miller | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2022

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma is excited to announce the return of our signature fundraising event, Bowl for Kids’ Sake (BFKS), at Andy B’s Tuesday, July 19, at 6 p.m. BFKS is a peer-to-peer style fundraising effort that relies on groups (or teams) of businesses, families, and organizations in the Tulsa community to come together and raise money to benefit our mission of creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

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Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo Returns to Northeastern Oklahoma

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2022

After pleasing crowds for more than three-quarters of a century, drawing contestants from across the state, region and country, and being named by the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and the Woman’s Rodeo Association (WRPA) as Small Rodeo of the Year, what’s next for the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo?

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Spring Cleaning!

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2022

Winter has finally faded away and spring colors are in bloom. While it might look restorative outside your home, your chimney and dryer vents may still be dealing with a gloomy, cold weather hangover. A good spring cleaning is an opportunity to refresh your home and enable you to enjoy all the benefits of Oklahoma’s seasonal change.

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The Bixby Green Corn Festival Returns!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2022

Even the mildest of winter seasons can leave us longing for spring and summer; to be able to put away the heavy coats and jackets, the chilly weather sweaters and boots, and to be outside in the sunshine and the greenery during the warm months. This is the time of year that people like most to spend time with family and friends in the sun drenched outdoors and is especially delightful to enjoy at a festival. One such event to look forward to is the Bixby Green Corn Festival, held annual every fourth Thursday, Friday and Saturday in June.

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Mark Your Calendars for a FUN TIME in Broken Arrow!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2022

Oklahoma hosts many festivals that are praise-worthy; and one of the biggest festivals is Rooster Days in Broken Arrow. The annual Rooster Days Festival dates have recently changed – the previously announced dates took place in May, but the new dates are now June 9 through June 12. Other changes, all progressive, are also occurring and add to the overall enjoyment of the festivities.

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Destination Claremore Photo Contest

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2022

We want to put your best Claremore, Oklahoma photo in the spotlight. During your visit to this vibrant town take a great photo and upload it to our Valuenews.com website ‘SUBMIT A PHOTO’ gallery and you will be entered to win up to $500 Cash!

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Catoosa Chamber of Commerce Honors Community Leaders and Businesses

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2022

Catoosa Chamber of Commerce 2022 Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony was a night full of fun and pride for Catoosa. The Chamber recognized Catoosa’s finest individuals and businesses at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino April 2, 2022. Master of Ceremonies LeAnne Taylor, News on 6, delighted the audience with her commentary as she kept the evening flowing.

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Let Your Jewelry do the Talking

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2022

Adding quality touches of shine and sparkle wakes up your wardrobe like nothing else. Whatever your gender, age, or race – everyone can wear jewelry! Creating your fabulous look doesn’t involve clothes and shoes alone. Possibly, the best outfit can look boring, plain or average without a fun pair of earrings or a terrific necklace.

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Route 66 Road Fest to Celebrate Heritage, History of Historic Route 66

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2022

The “Mother of All Road Fests” will be rolling into Oklahoma this June. Dubbed the Route 66 Road Fest, this celebration of America’s Mother Road, aka, Route 66, will be making a stop in Oklahoma City and Tulsa June 18-19 and June 25-26, respectively. With the coming 100-year-anniversary of Route 66, the American Automobile Association (AAA) will be starting the celebration early with two weekends to celebrate America’s rich history and give motorists the opportunity to experience Route 66 like never before.

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Tuesdays in the Park

By: Janie Green | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2022

Tuesdays in the Park is a long-running success for arts in Broken Arrow. Tuesday evenings in June a musical performance is presented on an outdoor stage in Central Park. The grassy slope of the park provides an excellent amphitheater for the crowds relaxing and listening and dancing. Tuesdays in the Park is free to attend and appropriate for families.

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Muscogee Nation, City of Broken Arrow Leaders Gather for “Historic” Meeting

By: Aaron McColloch | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2022

Blessed. Encouraged. Historic. Those were the words City of Broken Arrow and Muscogee Nation officials used to describe the first-of-its-kind meeting between the two governments’ legislative bodies on Tuesday, May 3.

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National ‘Kids to Parks Day’ May 21

By: Lesa Jones | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2022

Nienhuis Park and Ray Harral Nature Center will host two events celebrating National Kids to Parks Day on May 21. Kids to Parks Day is a national day of outdoor play celebrated annually on the third Saturday in May. The event is in its 12th year and is in coordination with the National Park Trust and Broken Arrow Parks and Recreation and its purpose is to encourage people to discover and explore the outdoors at local, state, and national parks.

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Direct Mail and Digital Marketing for Restaurants: How to Drive In-Store and Online Sales

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Professional Services | Issue: May 2022

Why are discounts a key to connecting with buyers in your area? Integrating deals and discounts into your marketing and advertising plan helps customers connect and reconnect with your business. Nowadays, everyone is looking for a good deal. Is your business benefitting from this demand?

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Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Elected Official of the Year During BA Day at the Capitol

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2022

The Broken Arrow Chamber wrapped up BA Day at the Capitol with a reception where they presented City Councilor Johnnie Parks with their 2021 Elected Official of the Year award. City Councilor Johnnie Parks has spent the last forty-three years serving Broken Arrow as a City Councilor, Vice Mayor, and as a member of the Planning Commission. Councilor Parks served as the Ward One City Councilor from 1979 to 1994, he was a member of the Planning Commission from 1995 to 2011 and was elected to the At Large seat for City Council in 2011 and this is the seat he currently still holds.

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A Tribute to Gus Hardin, Debbie Campbell, Betsy Smittle and The Tulsa Sound

By: Carol Matza | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2022

Tulsa was jamming on a world stage back in the early 1970s and 80s, developing their own sound that made a four-corner impact across the globe. The energy created by an immensely talented group of Oklahoma musicians will be re-created May 15th at Cain’s Ballroom, a venue that many Tulsa Sound artists called home. This tribute concert will pay honor to three amazing female artists, Gus Hardin, Debbie Campbell and Betsy Smittle, although no longer with us, these women have left a legacy that will live on for years to come.

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Meet Tulsa Nail Pro Debbie Edmonds

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: April 2022

Warmer weather is rapidly approaching, which means sandals and flip flops – are your toenails ready? Debbie Edmonds of Reveal Salon & Aesthetics is prepared to take care of all your nail needs. “I have been a nail technician for 34 years,” says Edmonds. “I took my training at the Broken Arrow Beauty College, and then I started at Friends and Co at 61st and Sheridan. A lady named Ellen encouraged clients to come to me, and they did – I still have clients who have been coming to me since. I’ve been very blessed to have the people in my life that I do. We’ve been through a lot together in 34 years.”

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MWP Cleaning Services: Leaders in Residential Cleaning, Sanitation, Decontamination

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2022

A year after founding Midwest Pathogend Services – a leader in whole-space disinfection and decontamination services – Midwest Pathogend Services decided to bring their specialized brand of cleaning services to residential spaces.

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Hall of Fame to Honor Noted Alumni

By: Joe Johnston | Category: Education | Issue: April 2022

What do rock and roll legend Leon Russell and S. E. Hinton, author of The Outsiders, have in common? They are both members of the Tulsa Will Rogers High School Hall of Fame. They’ll be joined by a new class of Hall of Fame inductees during long-awaited ceremonies this month.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma: Taste of Tulsa 2022, Tickets on Sale Now!

By: Cat Miller | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2022

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma in Tulsa is pleased to invite sponsors, restaurants and attendees to wine, dine and shine at our Taste of Tulsa fundraising gala on April 30 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Sequoyah Ballroom. Spend an evening tasting fine foods from local restaurants, auction bidding, live music by the band Hypnotik and so much more!

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Direct Mail and Digital Marketing for Restaurants: How to Drive In-Store and Online Sales

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2022

Why are discounts a key to connecting with buyers in your area? Integrating deals and discounts into your marketing and advertising plan helps customers connect and reconnect with your business. Nowadays, everyone is looking for a good deal. Is your business benefitting from this demand?

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Don’t Trust Your Cleaning Needs to Just Anyone, Make Sure You Receive The Right Touch!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2022

A business owner typically deals with many details - day-to-day decisions, hiring the right people, and ensuring that services and customer interaction are of premium quality. One of the most important points in any business is a good first impression, and the state of one’s interior is always a factor.

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Broken Arrow Rooster Days Changes Dates to June 9-12, 2022

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2022

Oklahoma’s longest running festival, Rooster Days, is proud to announce the hiring of a new carnival company, Wagner’s Carnival, LLC. “We are thrilled to be able to provide the Broken Arrow and surrounding communities with new ride options, new promotions, and an updated midway experience.” said Jennifer Conway, President, and CEO of the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce. “We are looking forward to a great relationship with Wagner’s Carnival and all the new amenities and promotions they will provide to the Rooster Days festival,” continued Conway. With this new carnival comes new dates, June 9-12, 2022. These dates will replace the previously announced May dates and the festival will remain in June moving forward.

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Broken Arrow Chamber Annual Gala Awards Recipients

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2022

Saturday, Feb. 5, the Broken Arrow Chamber hosted their Annual Gala at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center. This year’s black-tie masquerade ball was an elegant evening where achievements in business and community leadership in Broken Arrow were recognized and celebrated. There were 15 awards given out to a range of businesses and business leaders. The award committee is comprised of a committee including past award winners.

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Officer, Firefighter of the Year Announced

By: Aaron McColloch | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2022

The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce announced the Officer and Firefighter of the Year at its Annual Awards Gala Feb. 5, 2022. Congratulations to Broken Arrow Police Department Detective Brett Burton and Broken Arrow Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic Seth Rich!

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Rose District Farmers Market Now Accepting SNAP and SFMNP

By: Lesa Jones | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2022

When the Rose District Farmers Market opens its 19th season Saturday, April 2, it will be the first-time eligible shoppers can use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at the market. “These programs ensure that all citizens of Broken Arrow have the opportunity to shop from our fine vendors,” said Community Development Director Larry Curtis. “This has been years in the making and through team effort, this coming season, we will be able to offer the program.”

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Hope and Empowerment for Oklahomans with Disabilities

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2022

Home of Hope and subsidiaries Rogers County Training Center and Delaware County Friendship Homes serve more than 250 individuals in NE Oklahoma. They are an exceptional resource and are here to help if you need information about services for an intellectually disabled individual. Residential, vocational, and activities are three main services you will receive at Home of Hope. Residential services are highly tailored to the needs of each person to provide balance of support and independence. Their vocational programs offer opportunities to participate in the workforce and earn a paycheck. Awesome activities are fun and help develop friendships and the spirit of accomplishment. There are a variety of activities for many interests and include Olympics, equestrian events and more.

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The Cabinetry Authority

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2022

When planning your kitchen or bath remodel, one of the most important considerations is to know exactly what you want. That’s mainly because that decision affects the entire flow of your project. When you don’t know exactly what you want you will drive contractors crazy, drain time and increase expenses. Premium Cabinets of Tulsa, are here to help you with undoubtedly the most important part of your kitchen remodeling decision – the cabinetry. Properly designed cabinetry is key to the overall function of your kitchen. As a family-owned and operated business, they specialize in helping both individuals and contractors with all-wood cabinetry at the best value, without cutting corners. They feature the latest styles, colors, and hardware for your design specifications.

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Expert Advice for a More Energy Efficient Home

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2022

Older homes can be made more energy efficient with smart upgrades that result in lower utility bills, and added benefits of increasing the value, comfort and beauty of your home. Investing in your home’s exterior, windows, attic, and roof are all environmentally-friendly improvements with energy-saving payoffs. Millennials (in 2022 ages 25 and 40 years) are one of the largest home buying segments today. They are economical and are ecological-minded purchasers whose buying decisions rest on energy efficiency to save money and leave a lower carbon footprint. Community Builders, Inc. is a local team who provides answers to your home energy efficiency needs.

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No Bull: Mutton Busting is a Crowd Pleaser at Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2022

When it comes to rodeo fun, there’s nuttin’ like mutton. At the upcoming Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo, young cowboys and cowgirls who qualify will get the chance to test their mettle at this wild and woolly – very woolly – fan-favorite event.

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Local History-Makers to be Recognized at Claremore Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2022

Sometimes, the most enduring legacies can come from the least likely of places. Like many towns in Oklahoma, Claremore has its share of distinguished current and former residents, but it wasn’t until J.M. Davis Arms & Historical Museum Director Wayne McCombs was coming off the turnpike one day that the idea was born to honor them in a lasting way.

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Special Events Planned at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and Birthplace Ranch

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2022

Spring kicks off a whole new list of activities and entertainment at the Will Rogers Museum and Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch. There are monthly events such as Family Days, Learning Lectures, Will’s Cowboy Trader Days, and Movie Nights. Moreover, this year’s plans for their MAIN EVENTS include an April 20,000 egg Easter Egg Hunt, Will’s Wild West Kids Camp in June, in July kids will love staying overnight in the Memorial Museum at Overnight at the Chuckwagon, the spectacular Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-in comes in August, Halloween Night, Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival and movie-making Dog-Iron Awards dominate November, and Will’s Country Christmas and Santa Pictures round out the holiday season.

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Drive-Thru Recycling and Litter Clean-Up

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2022

Residents around Broken Arrow are gearing up to beautify the city! The annual Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful Trash Bash & Recycling Rally is back! Join us Saturday, Apr. 9, at Events Park, located at 21101 E. 101st, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., for a day of litter cleanup and recycling collection. You do not need to be part of a cleanup group to participate in the drive-through recycling event.

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Making Dreams Come True for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2022

Pathways Adult Learning Center is hosting its 5th annual Dream Maker Luncheon on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at the Silo Event Center to raise support for the Pathways continuing education program for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. This 1-hour event is free to attend, but you must pre-register by April 15th. Attendees will hear about the program’s impact on the disability community, enjoy a choir performance from Pathways students and hear from a Pathways parent about their family’s experience. Pathways will provide an opportunity for attendees to donate, but donations are not required.

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Tulsa Performing Arts Center Youth Choir Auditions

By: Amanda Nichols | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2022

The Tulsa Performing Arts Center Youth Choir (TPAC Youth Choir) will be directed by Jeremy Stevens and will nurture and inspire students ages 11 through 18, promoting student achievement through quality music education, community engagement and the pursuit of artistic excellence. Through the TPAC Youth Choir, we envision a future where excellence in choral singing is valued and supported for all children in the community, bridging culture, ethnicities and economic backgrounds. There is an annual fee of $150 per member, but qualifying families can receive financial aid.

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Pocahontas Club Brings Annual Old-Fashioned Picnic Back to the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2022

In America, there are few things more traditional than the family picnic. This May, the members of the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club are bringing back one of their own traditions with the annual “Old Fashioned Picnic” in northeast Oklahoma – and the public is invited. “The (Old Fashioned) picnic is an event that’s been happening ever since the Pocahontas Club was founded in 1899, when picnics were the social gatherings of the day,” said Ollie Starr, longtime Pocahontas Club member. “As our club members are caretakers of the (Cherokee) culture, heritage and communities, we’ve continued to have this picnic every year, as it’s become one of our many traditions.”

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26th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival Six Weekends of Merriment!

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2022

The Castle invites one and all to join the festivities of the 26th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival! Travel back to 1569 England to experience the royal quest for knighthood, a full-contact Jousting Tournament, Birds of Prey exhibitions and traveling Acrobats! We celebrate the joyous return of the festival on Saturday April 30th. The patrons of Castleton shall be welcomed through the village gates by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth and her Court of Nobles. Season Passes are now available on www.okcastle.com. Daily passes will with go live on March 1st (Great idea for unique gift options this spring).

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Vintage Market Days Celebrates 10 Years of Success in Tulsa

By: Angi Bruss | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2022

What started out as a fun hobby has created 10 years of success on a scale larger than Dianna Brown could have imagined. Brown is the owner and co-founder of Vintage Market Days, an upscale, vintage-inspired, indoor/outdoor market. Ten years ago, Vintage Market Days started off in a pumpkin patch, quickly outgrew that space, and made its way to downtown Tulsa. It ultimately ended up in the Creek County Fairgrounds. During the last 10 years, Vintage Market Days has created a franchise with almost 60 territories in 25 different states. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Vintage Market Days, www.vintagemarketdays.com/market/tulsa, the Tulsa event “Let’s Eat Cake” will be held April 29 - May 1, 2022.

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Destination Claremore Photo Contest

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2022

We want to put your best Claremore, Oklahoma photo in the spotlight. During your visit to this vibrant town take a great photo and upload it to our Valuenews.com website ‘SUBMIT A PHOTO’ gallery and you will be entered to win up to $500 Cash!

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23rd Annual Homeowner’s Association Workshop Saturday, April 16

By: Lesa Jones | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2022

The 2022 Broken Arrow Homeowners Association Workshop is back Saturday, April 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Stoney Creek Conference Center, across the street from the Bass Pro Shop. In its 23rd year, the City of Broken Arrow’s free annual workshop is an opportunity to get answers to property and neighborhood questions from a variety of experts in the know. The workshop is open to all, and you are not required to be a homeowner or HOA member to attend. 

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Let Your Jewelry Do the Talking

By: Value News | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2022

Adding quality touches of shine and sparkle wakes up your wardrobe like nothing else. Whatever your gender, age, or race – everyone can wear jewelry! Creating your fabulous look doesn’t involve clothes and shoes alone. Possibly, the best outfit can look boring, plain or average without a fun pair of earrings or a terrific necklace.

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Cherokee Ethnobiology, March 21, 2022 — 7 p.m.

By: Value News | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2022

Cherokee Ethnobiology is the study of how Cherokee people interact with their environment. The first half of the presentation focuses on Cherokee Heirloom crops and the Cherokee Nation Seed Bank. The second half focuses on cultural forestry and highlights many of the native plants that are important for cultural and medicinal purposes.

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New for Spring at District on Main

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: March 2022

District on Main, located at 406 W. Will Rogers Blvd. in Claremore, offers an extensive selection of ladies apparel, home accessories and gifts that appeal to all ages, regions, and personal tastes. Brighton jewelry and accessories are a fashion leader at The District, as well as numerous other brands like Ink & Alloy, Kendra Scott, Free People, z Supply, Tribal and Liverpool. The District Owner, Cari Bohannan is passionate about daily fashion and everyday dressing, the best color combinations that are purely unique so you can be uniquely you.

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Take a Route 66 Spring Break in Nearby Claremore

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: March 2022

Do you need a day to get-a-way? Give yourself a spring break in Claremore where you can casually stroll antique and vintage shops, enjoy beautiful Claremore Lake, be fascinated with Claremore’s Native American history, wonderful collection of parks and museums, and dine in their many restaurants.

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BA Chamber Annual Gala Awards Recipients

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2022

Saturday, Feb. 5, the Broken Arrow Chamber hosted their Annual Gala at Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center. This year’s black-tie masquerade ball was an elegant evening where achievements in business and community leadership in Broken Arrow were recognized and celebrated.

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Rose District Farmers Market Now Accepting SNAP and SFMNP

By: Lesa Jones | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2022

When the Rose District Farmers Market opens its 19th season Saturday, April 2, it will be the first-time eligible shoppers can use the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and the Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) to purchase fresh, locally grown fruits and vegetables at the market.

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Build Your Career in Broken Arrow, Get an edge after the classroom by joining Broken Arrow Young Professionals.

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2022

Peer-to-peer career groups create a space for young professionals to build self-confidence and gain essential knowledge to set and achieve work related goals. Finding ways to connect classroom subject matter, everyday life and career aspirations can be a challenge. Joining a young professionals group provides activities and access to throw yourself into the mix and experience firsthand solutions to navigating your burgeoning career.

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Where to Meet Home & Garden Providers in March

By: Tom Fink | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2022

The Rogers County Builders and Tulsa Home Builders Associations have teamed up to help connect you with some of the best home and garden products and services in our area. The Claremore Home & Garden show is a two-day event, March 25–26, 2022, at the Claremore Expo Center. This a very efficient way to discover new products and find qualified Vendors for your home and garden needs. It’s a good balance of providers, food and fun for the entire family….and ADMISSION IS FREE!

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Expert Advice for a More Energy Efficient Home

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2022

Older homes can be made more energy efficient with smart upgrades that result in lower utility bills, and added benefits of increasing the value, comfort and beauty of your home. Investing in your home’s exterior, windows, attic, and roof are all environmentally-friendly improvements with energy-saving payoffs.

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Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Announce the Officers for 2022

By: Debra West | Category: Rogers County | Issue: March 2022

Introducing the Officers for 2022, President Celeste Tillery, Vice President Monta Ewing, Secretary Linda Coleman and Treasurer Alice Meledeo. With a new year beginning, we are hopeful and we are continuing to plan and prepare for upcoming events, that are open to the public, such as the “Old Fashion Picnic” in May at the Will Rogers birthplace ranch, the “Hats off to Will” Will Rogers Days, birthday tribute and the Wreath Laying Ceremony at Will Rogers Memorial Museum in November, not to mention all the other social and cultural events that we promote and participate in, throughout the year.

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Raising Confident Leaders

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: March 2022

If there was a playbook for setting your children up for success it would include providing them with the best opportunities to develop their character and potential. Many parents choose martial arts as one method to help raise confident leaders. Martial arts programs have long been successful for instilling habits to maximize physical, mental and social skills. Children, adults and families have benefited from these kinds of programs and proven that it’s never too early – or - too late to learn to become the most exceptional person we were meant to be.

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Pro Advice and Design Help for Your Kitchen Remodel

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2022

When planning your kitchen or bath remodel, one of the most important considerations is to know exactly what you want. That’s mainly because that decision affects the entire flow of your project. When you don’t know exactly what you want you will drive contractors crazy, drain time and increase expenses. Premium Cabinets of Tulsa, are here to help you with undoubtedly the most important part of your kitchen remodeling decision – the cabinetry.

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Catoosa's Vault Gallery

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: March 2022

A newly established art gallery along the Mother Road in northeast Oklahoma will be showcasing the works of Native American artisans. Just off Route 66 in Catoosa, the Vault Gallery is the culmination of the aspirations and efforts of a group of dedicated Native American artists and volunteers.

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'Jazz' Up Your Look with Jasmine Sampson, Precision barbering techniques for the perfect haircut.

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2022

Barbering is a profession that dates all the way back to ancient Egypt, and has a rich history. It was once a field dominated by males; but now, more and more women are entering the career of barbering. An essential service, half of all barbers are now women, according to the National Barber Museum. A talented local, Jasmine Sampson, is one of these illustrious women.

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Don't Trust Your Cleaning Needs to Just Anyone - Make Sure You Receive the Right Touch!

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Professional Services | Issue: March 2022

A business owner typically deals with many details - day-to-day decisions, hiring the right people, and ensuring that services and customer interaction are of premium quality. One of the most important points in any business is a good first impression, and the state of one’s interior is always a factor.

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Effective and Interactive Virtual Program for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: March 2022

Pathways Adult Learning Center is a unique Christian program dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for adults with intellectual disabilities. Students 16 years and older can learn virtually from the comfort and safety of their homes while connecting with their peers and teachers.

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Home of Hope's Golf Classic, '19th Hole' Silent Auction Returns

By: Tom Fink | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2022

For generations, Home of Hope has served members of the community dealing with intellectual or developmental disadvantages to create opportunities and provide, as the name implies, hope. Hope for a better life. Hope to contribute to society. Hope to have the opportunity to make a difference. One means by which Home of Hope does this is by way of its annual benefit golf tournament, the proceeds of which go to benefit the Home of Hope subsidiary, Rogers County Training Center.

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Oklahoma's Number One Ranking for Disabled Veterans

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2022

Rep. Jay Steagall, R-Yukon, and Sen. J.J. Dossett, D-Owasso, House and Senate Chairs of the Oklahoma Legislative Veterans Caucus, today applauded the hard work of the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA), as well as numerous veteran service organizations, who worked to make Oklahoma number one among the 50 states for veterans, per capita, in receipt of federal, service-connected disability benefits.

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AVB Bank Hires Destiny Campos, Stone Wood Hills Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2022

AVB Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Destiny Campos. Campos serves as Assistant Vice President and Branch Manager at the Stone Wood Hills branch, located at 2201 North Elm Place in Broken Arrow.

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City Council Approves New Plan to Transform New Orleans Square

By: Lesa Jones | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2022

The City Council unanimously approved a new Overlay District that reimagines New Orleans Square at the meeting on Feb. 15. This new urban design framework comes after more than two years of consultations and study with area property owners, two consulting firms, City staff, and a seven-person New Orleans Square Advisory Committee. The new zoning document will guide the area’s future growth surrounding the intersection of West New Orleans Street and South Elm Place.

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Officer, Firefighter of the Year Announced

By: Aaron McColloch | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2022

The Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce announced the Officer and Firefighter of the Year at its Annual Awards Gala Feb. 5, 2022. Congratulations to Broken Arrow Police Department Detective Brett Burton and Broken Arrow Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic Seth Rich!

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Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Higher Education Scholarship Applications Now Available

By: Debra West | Category: Rogers County | Issue: March 2022

Attention graduating seniors, Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club Higher Education Scholarship applications for the upcoming 2022-2023 academic school year are available.

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Walk a Mile in Their Shoes Fundraiser Benefits Safenet Services

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: March 2022

Safenet Services is asking people to put themselves in the shoes of those affected by sexual or domestic violence — literally. Walk a Mile in Their Shoes is a family friendly walk-a-thon with the goal of bringing attention to sexual assault and domestic violence in the Claremore community by challenging participants to literally walk 1 mile in a victim’s proverbial shoes.

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No Bull: Mutton Busting is a Crowd Pleaser at Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: March 2022

When it comes to rodeo fun, there’s nuttin’ like mutton. At the upcoming Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo, young cowboys and cowgirls who qualify will get the chance to test their mettle at this wild and woolly – very woolly – fan-favorite event.

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Something to Crow About, the 91st Annual Rooster Days Celebration

By: Christy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2022

May is christened after the Greek goddess Maia, who was the guardian of plants; it is known for the loveliest part of spring, the end of the school year…and Rooster Days! Broken Arrow’s Rooster Days celebration is the longest-running festival in Oklahoma, and this year marks its 91st anniversary. It began in 1931, when farmers would bring their excess roosters to market. Competitions for the biggest, loudest and best roosters were held, and the day was filled with a festive atmosphere; as the years progressed, more and more entertainment and activities were added as the event grew.

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SpringFest Returns for its 67th Year

By: Stephani Freeman | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2022

Spring harkens the singing of frogs, warming temperatures, and gardeners dreaming of where to put all the new plants they just have to have this year. If this scene speaks to you, then SpringFest at Woodward Park is an event you won’t want to miss. The annual SpringFest garden market is one of the largest educational events hosted by the Tulsa Garden Center each year, and the longest running garden market in the state.

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OSDH Invites Oklahomans to Create ‘Blue Ribbon Trees’ for Child Abuse Prevention Month

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2022

More than 14,000 Oklahoma children suffered abuse and neglect in 2021. In an effort to raise public awareness for child abuse prevention, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is inviting organizations and individuals to decorate trees with blue ribbons during April for National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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March 2022 Events in Catoosa!

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2022

March 17, St. Patrick's Day at the Vault Gallery celebrating the Choctaw-Irish Connection. Free and open to the public, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., corned beef and cabbage. Special exhibit - Choctaw Beadwork, featured Choctaw artists - Jerry Bob Henry and Gwen Coleman Lester, music by Deanna DeValve.

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Broken Arrow celebrates Arbor Day March 22

By: Lesa Jones | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2022

In celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Arbor Day, students from Oakcrest Elementary, members of the City Council, and the BA Parks & Recreation Department will plant trees at Arrowhead Park, 300 E. Washington St. on March 22, beginning at 10 a.m.

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KRISTIN CHENOWETH BROADWAY BOOT CAMP AUDITIONS SET, CAMP WILL RETURN IN PERSON SUMMER 2022

By: Kim Vento | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2022

An open casting call for students currently in grades 8-12 will take place beginning March 4, 2022, via video audition submissions for the seventh annual Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Boot Camp, to be held in person at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. This year, Ms. Chenoweth herself, along with a team of A-list Broadway professionals, will collaborate with the students, offering insight into the world of performing arts for aspiring entertainers.

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BAFD’s first Smoke Diver recognized

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2022

"Helping people every day and getting to run into burning buildings, that's exciting," said Broken Arrow Firefighter Wade Ambrose. "That's my kind of job!" Ambrose just completed the Oklahoma Smoke Diver program and became the first Smoke Diver for the Broken Arrow Fire Department and one of only 50 in the state. The Oklahoma Smoke Diver Program is a 501 (C) non-profit organization based on the original Georgia Smoke Diver Program.

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Smith Hosts Veterans PTSD Awareness Campout

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2022

Rep. David Smith, R-Arpelar, is sponsoring the First Annual Veterans PTSD Awareness Campout April 1-3 at Scipio Campground in Scipio, OK. The event is endorsed by the Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs (ODVA). "Many of our veterans come home from service to our country suffering from PTSD and other health- and mental-health related effects," Smith said. "Veteran suicide rates are also very high. I worked with people from southeast Oklahoma to pull together an event that will give our veterans and their family members some needed support."

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Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Bootcamp Applications Due April 1st

By: Kim Vento | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2022

Emmy Award winning Director and Choreographer Kenny Ortega will take the reins as Camp Director for this summer’s Kristin Chenoweth Broadway Bootcamp. Ortega & Chenoweth have a long history working with each other including their triumph on the Disney Channel, “Descendants”, and of course, the PBS special "Coming Home” filmed at the Kristin Chenoweth Theater in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

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What's Keeping You from Losing Weight?

By: Value News | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: February 2022

BA Med Spa & Weight-Loss uses the latest technologies and most advanced care in non-surgical aesthetics, anti-aging, body contouring, hormone replacement, and wellness treatments. BA Med Spa & Weight-Loss is one of Tulsa Metro’s most advanced leaders in providing effective healthy weight-loss and aesthetics treatments. Located at 510 N. Elm Place in Broken Arrow, the Spa offers cutting edge services in aesthetics, beauty, hormone therapy, and weight loss. Their customized plans are tailored to suit the needs of each client, and they are progressive in keeping up with the latest in technology and trends.

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It's Not too Late to Join the Claremore Home & Garden Show, March 25 – 26

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2022

In horticulture, a perennial is a plant with deep roots that weathers the cold winter months to return in the warmer seasons. Not unlike a perennial, the Claremore Home & Garden Show will be making its reappearance this spring in Claremore. Amateur or professional gardeners, do-it-yourselfers, anyone who takes pride in their lawn, home interior or exterior, or those eager to undertake any project for their house or property can find something of interest at the upcoming annual event, scheduled for Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26, in Claremore.

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Thank You for Keeping Us Local

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2022

Claremore is a vibrant town rich in Native American culture. Located on historic Route 66, you will experience a treasure-trove filled with eclectic shops and unique boutiques, antiques, craft emporiums, museums, restaurants, and galleries. Its residents have an independent and creative spirit that encourages collaboration and entrepreneurship. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts will enjoy Claremore Lake, parks, and many miles of multi-use trails.

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Small Rodeo of the Year

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2022

Since 1947, the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA has been a favorite for rodeo fans, roping in audiences every year with its cowboys, competitions and other crowd-pleasing events. So favored is the Claremore-based rodeo that its recognition extends well beyond Oklahoma, and at the recent awards banquet held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the rodeo was selected as the 2021 Small Rodeo of the Year by both the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and the Women’s Rodeo Association (WRPA).

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News on 6 - Tulsa Women's Expo with a Cause, Feb. 19-20

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2022

One of Tulsa’s most popular and anticipated lifestyle events is returning to Tulsa Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19 – 20. The 37th Annual News on 6 Tulsa Women’s Expo with a Cause will fill the Expo Square Central Park Hall with the latest and best products and services for women, entertainment, a Mother-Daughter Look Alike contest, food, workshops and more.

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Expert Advice for a More Energy Efficient Home

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2022

Older homes can be made more energy-efficient with smart upgrades that result in lower utility bills, and added benefits of increasing the value, comfort and beauty of your home. Investing in your home’s exterior, windows, attic, and roof are all environmentally-friendly improvements with energy-saving payoffs.

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Annual Wild Onion Feast Honors Cultural Traditions

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2022

Spring is coming. As the cold of winter ebbs and the warmth of spring returns to Oklahoma, the sights, sounds, and traditions of the season return along with it. For the members of the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club that means the annual welcoming of the season with the Wild Onion Feast.

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Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Announce the Officers for 2022

By: Debra West | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2022

Introducing the Officers for 2022, President Celeste Tillery, Vice President Monta Ewing, Secretary Linda Coleman and Treasurer Alice Meledeo. With a new year beginning, we are hopeful and we are continuing to plan and prepare for upcoming events, that are open to the public, such as the “Old Fashion Picnic” in May at the Will Rogers birthplace ranch, the “Hats off to Will” Will Rogers Days, birthday tribute and the Wreath Laying Ceremony at Will Rogers Memorial Museum in November, not to mention all the other social and cultural events that we promote and participate in, throughout the year.

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Regardless of Property's Taxable Value, Tulsa County Assessor Says 'The tax cap is your friend.'

By: Tom Fink | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2022

It’s the responsibility of the Tulsa County Assessor’s office to put an accurate, fair market value on all property in Tulsa County, as of the lawful assessment date, with that date being Jan. 1. According to Assessor John Wright, the reason for this is twofold: One, so that everyone is treated equally, and two, the property assessment is half of what ends up being the property tax bill (the value times the millage rate).

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Gala Time! Tulsa Making a Difference by Uncorking the Cure

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2022

On Friday, March 4, 2022, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society will present their 20th Annual Uncorking the Cure for MS fundraising gala at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Tulsa. This important event is your opportunity to contribute while also enjoying the exciting activities of the evening. You can help fuel solutions for everyone by participating, donating or volunteering in this event.

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Vault Gallery Showcases Native American Art

By: Tom Fink | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2022

A newly established art gallery along the Mother Road in northeast Oklahoma will be showcasing the works of Native American artisans. Just off Route 66 in Catoosa, the Vault Gallery is the culmination of the aspirations and efforts of a group of dedicated Native American artists and volunteers. The group? The Route 66 Native Arts Alliance.

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Build Your Career in Broken Arrow

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2022

Peer-to-peer career groups create a space for young professionals to build self-confidence and gain essential knowledge to set and achieve work related goals. Finding ways to connect classroom subject matter, everyday life and career aspirations can be a challenge. Joining a young professionals group provides activities and access to throw yourself into the mix and experience firsthand solutions to navigating your burgeoning career.

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What are the Most Popular Kitchen Cabinets?

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2022

It doesn’t feel like it right now, but spring is less than two months away; and what better way to greet the new season than with a new look for your home? Renovating the cabinets in your house can give an all-new appearance to your kitchen, bathrooms, bedrooms and hallways, as well as providing much-needed extra space. Premium Cabinets of Tulsa, a locally owned and operated family business, offers high quality in every aspect of service to their customers.

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Tulsa Will Rogers Students Visit Outsiders House

By: Joe Johnston | Category: Education | Issue: February 2022

Over 200 sixth grade students from Tulsa’s Will Rogers Middle School visited the Outsiders House and Museum in a one-of-a-kind immersive learning experience. The outing was part of their English class, along with reading the book, The Outsiders, watching the movie of the same title, and discussing it all in class. The Outsiders, first published in 1967, was written by Will Rogers High School alumna, S. E. Hinton, and the Outsiders House was the central location for filming the iconic motion picture, The Outsiders. The house was restored to the way it looked during filming, and the museum added, by owner Danny O’Connor.

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Raising Confident Leaders

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2022

If there was a playbook for setting your children up for success it would include providing them with the best opportunities to develop their character and potential. Many parents choose martial arts as one method to help raise confident leaders. Martial arts programs have long been successful for instilling habits to maximize physical, mental and social skills. Children, adults and families have benefited from these kinds of programs and proven that it’s never too early – or - too late to learn to become the most exceptional person we were meant to be.

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Visit Claremore, Claremore is a great value getaway close to home.

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2022

By definition, the tourism industry markets places of interest to the public, and all the places of interest and things to do in Claremore makes Tanya Andrews’s role as executive director of Visit Claremore that much easier.

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A+ Rated Party Venue “Three Twenty on Main” is one of Oklahoma’s best event and party spaces for weddings, receptions and gatherings of all kinds.

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2022

When planning a get-together of any size, for work, church, business or friends, Three Twenty on Main in Claremore is the “main” event. “Simply put, Three Twenty on Main is an event and party space venue,” explained Susan Gebhart, Three Twenty on Main partner. “After we renovated this space, it was able to handle everything from social events to business events. We host business meetings, private parties, dinners, weddings, receptions, memorial service receptions, etc.

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Will Rogers Memorial Museum is the Largest Memorabilia Collection of Oklahoma’s Favorite Son

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2022

Movie star. Radio personality. Newspaper columnist. Oklahoman. Of all the destinations in Claremore, few have more history than that which honors the life of Oklahoma’s most famous son: the Will Rogers Memorial. More than 19,000-square feet in size, the museum houses artifacts, memorabilia, pictures, manuscripts, and more pertaining to Rogers’ life, with a theater to show Rogers movies and documentaries.

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Fashionable, Trendy and Community Champion: District on Main

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2022

The District on Main in Claremore features a stylish selection of fashionable clothing and accessory brands, handbags and home goods – with a very interesting beginning. This fabulous boutique features over 170 of the most coveted brands including Gorjana, Kendra Scott, Brighton, Dear John, Sanctuary, Tribal, Dylan, Z Supply, Liverpool and Brumate.

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Sailor Antiques: A Must Visit Antique and Collectibles Paradise

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2022

Brenda Reno and Mary White are more than just mother and daughter. Since Feb. 1, 2013, the pair have also been business partners, overseeing the downtown antique store, Sailor Antiques & Collectibles.

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Delicious Juicy Steaks and Entrees at Doe’s Eat Place

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2022

Doe’s Eat Place is downtown Claremore’s go-to destination for a variety of lunch sandwiches, hearty, thick-cut steaks, fresh seafood and other fine-dining quality dishes for lunch or dinner. Restaurant owner and community member Betty Watowich opened the downtown eatery three years ago, and has since watched as the business and her clientele have grown.

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BAEDC gives Annual Presentation to City of Broken Arrow

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2022

The Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation (BAEDC) reported at the February 1, 2022, City Council Meeting that 369 new jobs with a local economic impact of over $28 million were announced in 2021, as well as over $36 million in new capital investment by existing companies.

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The World Is Coming to Broken Arrow

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2022

People from across the country and around the world are coming to Broken Arrow to attend one of Kenneth Hagin Ministries’ biggest events—Winter Bible Seminar and Rhema Worldwide Homecoming. The conference will take place on the Rhema USA campus February 20–25. All are welcome to attend!

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Broken Arrow Veterans Center to Host Veterans Information Event

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2022

The Broken Arrow Veterans Center will be hosting a Q&A forum-style event for local veterans to ask questions and learn about resources available to veterans.

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Volunteers for Youth PAL+ Mentoring Program Celebrates National Mentoring Month with a Lunch & Learn

By: Cindy Wilson | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

January is National Mentoring Month! This year the PAL+ Mentoring Program is celebrating the annual campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring opportunities to connect more of our community’s young people with caring adults by hosting the first Lunch & Learn of the year, Jan. 21, 2022. The monthly Lunch & Learn events give members of the community the opportunity to learn about the PAL+ Mentoring program. If you have ever considered becoming a mentor, this is a no-obligation way to hear all about our individual and group mentoring options.

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Read Books and Make New Friends Let’s Talk About It Book Club at The Museum BA!

By: Julie Brown | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2022

The Museum Broken Arrow announced that it will host their next Let’s Talk About It book series, “Coming and Going in Oklahoma Indian Country.” The event is made possible by a grant from Oklahoma Humanities with generous funding and support from the Inasmuch Foundation, Kirkpatrick Family Fund, Oklahoma City University & NEH’s A More Perfect Union initiative.

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Underutilized New Year's Resolutions

By: Kathy Smith | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: January 2022

There are certain universal aspirations we’re all hoping to attain in our lifetime. We all want happiness, success, love and prosperity. Most of us believe that if we could just do things a little better, improve ourselves a little more, we would become a better person capable of achieving our dreams.

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Women Winning at Life: Tulsa Women's Expo with a Cause

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2022

One of Tulsa’s most popular and anticipated lifestyle events is returning to Tulsa Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19 – 20. The 37th Annual News on 6 Tulsa Women’s Expo with a Cause will fill the Expo Square Central Park Hall with the latest and best products and services for women, entertainment, a Mother-Daughter Look Alike contest, food, workshops and more.

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Presented and Curated by the Grammy Museum® Woody Guthrie Center Exhibit Celebrates Some of Country's Leading Ladies

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2022

The Woody Guthrie Center has been a prized addition to Tulsa’s cultural arts scene since its very inception. The center has provided Oklahoma citizens with invaluable information about one of the state’s most extraordinary sons; though he passed at the early age of 55, his creative life was astoundingly prolific, and the center, now in its seventh year, honors Guthrie’s life by teaching visitors about his relevance today – as well as bringing attention to those who also embody his talent and his message of equality and justice. One such notable example is the current exhibition “Stronger Together: The Power of Women in Country Music.”

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Will Rogers Stampede Rodeo Earns ‘Small Rodeo of the Year’ Honors

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

Since 1947, the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA has been a favorite for rodeo fans, roping in audiences every year with its cowboys, competitions and other crowd-pleasing events. So favored is the Claremore-based rodeo that its recognition extends well beyond Oklahoma, and at the recent awards banquet held in Las Vegas, Nevada, the rodeo was selected as the 2021 Small Rodeo of the Year by both the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) and the Women’s Rodeo Association (WRPA).

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2022 Absentee Ballot Applications Available

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2022

Absentee ballot applications are now available for the 2022 Election Year. If you received absentee ballots by mail in 2021 and would like to continue receiving ballots by mail, you will need to complete a new absentee ballot application for 2022. You can request absentee ballots using the OK Voter Portal. Absentee ballot applications are also available for download on the State Election Board website or by contacting your County Election Board.

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Home Improvements and Vendors: Sign-up Now for the Annual Claremore Home & Garden Show, March 25 – 26 Exhibitors and vendors build clientele and increase sales at the spring event.

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

In horticulture, a perennial is a plant with deep roots that weathers the cold winter months to return in the warmer seasons. Not unlike a perennial, the Claremore Home & Garden Show will be making its reappearance this spring in Claremore. Amateur or professional gardeners, do-it-yourselfers, anyone who take pride in their lawn, home interior or exterior, or those eager to undertake any project for their house or property can find something of interest at the upcoming annual event, scheduled for Friday, March 25, and Saturday, March 26, in Claremore.

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What Weight-Loss Program is Right for You?

By: Value News | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: January 2022

Are you having trouble losing weight? BA Med Spa & Weight-Loss is one of Tulsa Metro’s most advanced leaders in providing effective healthy weight-loss and aesthetics treatments. Patients receive medical supervision and support to form healthy habits, there are no pre-packaged foods or complicated meal plans to follow. Medication is provided, if needed. You will have lab work at the start your weight-loss program to assess factors that could influence your weight-loss. BA Med Spa & Weight-Loss equips you with the essentials customized for your health needs to reach your weight-loss goals. BA Med Spa & Weight-Loss uses the latest technologies and most advanced care in non-surgical aesthetics, anti-aging, body contouring, hormone replacement, and wellness treatments.

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Introducing PANTONE 17-3938 Very Peri: Pantone Color Of The Year 2022

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: January 2022

Pantone, the global color authority and provider of professional color language standards and digital solutions for the design community, today introduced a new blue shade, PANTONE® 17-3938 Very Peri, a dynamic periwinkle blue hue with a vivifying violet-red undertone as the Pantone Color of the Year selection for 2022. Blending the faithfulness and constancy of blue with the energy and excitement of red, this happiest and warmest of all the blue hues introduces an empowering mix of newness.

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Learn All About Fly Fishing at Illinois River School

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2022

For its 33rd year, the Illinois River Fly Fishing School is welcoming students wishing to learn all about the sport. Sessions are set for Feb. 25-26, 2022, at Tenkiller State Park and on the banks of the Illinois River in eastern Oklahoma.

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City, Chamber Welcome New BAPS Superintendent

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: January 2022

Over the years, the City of Broken Arrow, Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce, and Broken Arrow Public Schools have collaborated with a focus on strengthening the community to benefit its citizens, businesses, and students. It is a transcendent partnership built on thinking boldly, maintaining core values, and building consensus on public issues. The City of Broken Arrow and the Broken Arrow Chamber would like to congratulate and welcome Chuck Perry as the new Superintendent of Broken Arrow Public Schools.

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Tulsa County Assessor John Wright Names Chief Deputy

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2022

Tulsa County Assessor, John A. Wright, announces his appointment of Mark Liotta to the position of Chief Deputy County Assessor, effective immediately. Chief Deputy Liotta succeeds Leisa Weintraub, who will continue in her role as General Counsel to the Assessor. Chief Deputies in all Oklahoma counties serve in various workday roles, but their primary, statutory responsibility is to serve in place of the elected official in all capacities if the elected official is temporarily out of the office’s jurisdiction or permanently leaves office for any reason.

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OSDH Extends COVID-19 Testing Hours at Local Health Departments

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2022

With COVID-19 testing in higher demand and increased cases over the last week, the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is extending COVID-19 testing hours at local county health departments, and will offer weekend availability at select locations. Additionally, mobile units will be deployed to various locations throughout the state.

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Fire Hose Ceremony to Open New BA Fire Station #7

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2022

The City of Broken Arrow will officially open a new Fire Station #7 with an unusual ribbon-cutting ceremony on Jan. 12, at 2 p.m. The new station is located on the southeast corner of Washington Street and 1st Place, just south of Arrowhead Park, at 201 E. Washington St. This new Station #7 replaces the 50-year-old Fire Station #7 currently located on South Elm Place and Edgewater Street.

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Visit Claremore, Claremore is a great value getaway close to home.

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

By definition, the tourism industry markets places of interest to the public, and all the places of interest and things to do in Claremore makes Tanya Andrews’s role as executive director of Visit Claremore that much easier.

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A+ Rated Party Venue “Three Twenty on Main” is one of Oklahoma’s best event and party spaces for weddings, receptions and gatherings of all kinds.

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

When planning a get-together of any size, for work, church, business or friends, Three Twenty on Main in Claremore is the “main” event. “Simply put, Three Twenty on Main is an event and party space venue,” explained Susan Gebhart, Three Twenty on Main partner. “After we renovated this space, it was able to handle everything from social events to business events. We host business meetings, private parties, dinners, weddings, receptions, memorial service receptions, etc.

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Will Rogers Memorial Museum is the Largest Memorabilia Collection of Oklahoma’s Favorite Son

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

Movie star. Radio personality. Newspaper columnist. Oklahoman. Of all the destinations in Claremore, few have more history than that which honors the life of Oklahoma’s most famous son: the Will Rogers Memorial. More than 19,000-square feet in size, the museum houses artifacts, memorabilia, pictures, manuscripts, and more pertaining to Rogers’ life, with a theater to show Rogers movies and documentaries.

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Fashionable, Trendy and Community Champion: District on Main

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

The District on Main in Claremore features a stylish selection of fashionable clothing and accessory brands, handbags and home goods – with a very interesting beginning. This fabulous boutique features over 170 of the most coveted brands including Gorjana, Kendra Scott, Brighton, Dear John, Sanctuary, Tribal, Dylan, Z Supply, Liverpool and Brumate.

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Sailor Antiques: A Must Visit Antique and Collectibles Paradise

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

Brenda Reno and Mary White are more than just mother and daughter. Since Feb. 1, 2013, the pair have also been business partners, overseeing the downtown antique store, Sailor Antiques & Collectibles.

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Delicious Juicy Steaks and Entrees at Doe’s Eat Place

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

Doe’s Eat Place is downtown Claremore’s go-to destination for a variety of lunch sandwiches, hearty, thick-cut steaks, fresh seafood and other fine-dining quality dishes for lunch or dinner. Restaurant owner and community member Betty Watowich opened the downtown eatery three years ago, and has since watched as the business and her clientele have grown.

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Thank You for Keeping Us Local

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

Claremore is a vibrant town rich in Native American culture. Located on historic Route 66, you will experience a treasure-trove filled with eclectic shops and unique boutiques, antiques, craft emporiums, museums, restaurants, and galleries. Its residents have an independent and creative spirit that encourages collaboration and entrepreneurship. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts will enjoy Claremore Lake, parks, and many miles of multi-use trails.

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CCK Strategies Announces New Partners and COO

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: January 2022

Tulsa and Frisco-based CCK Strategies is pleased to announce Kaitlin Flinn, CPA and Caleb Caldwell, CPA as new partners and Jim Hicks, MBA promotion to Chief Financial Officer/ Chief Operating Officer.

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Oklahoma Homeowner Assistance Fund Applications Are Now Being Accepted

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2022

Applications are now being accepted for the Oklahoma Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF). HAF provides financial assistance for homeowners who have experienced a significant reduction or loss of income or significant increase in expenses due to COVID-19 and have been unable to remain current with their mortgage, insurance, property tax or homeowner’s association dues payments.

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Voter Registration Deadline is January 14, 2022

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2022

Friday, January 14, 2022, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the February 8th Catoosa, Chelsea, Chouteau-Mazie School and City of Tulsa Municipal Elections, Rogers County Election Board Secretary Julie Dermody said today.

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Rep. Eric Roberts Appointed to Energy & Environment Committee for Council of State Governments

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2022

Rep. Eric Roberts, R-Oklahoma City, was recently appointed to the Energy & Environment Committee for the Council of State Governments (CSG) by House Speaker Charles McCall, R-Atoka.

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OID Reaches $4.8M Settlement Agreement with CVS Caremark for Alleged Violations of the Patient’s Right to Pharmacy Choice Act, Dependent On Federal Court Decision

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2022

On January 20, 2022, the Oklahoma Insurance Department (OID) announced that the Department entered into a Settlement Agreement with CVS Caremark regarding its collection of transaction fees from pharmacies for Medicare Part D and ERISA plan claims. Under the terms of the agreement, CVS Caremark, a Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM), will pay the state of Oklahoma a total of $4.8 million to settle the violations. This will include $2.3 million for Oklahoma pharmacies and an additional $2.5 million in penalties.

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Oklahoma Among Nine States Selected for ‘SPINE’ Program Grant

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2022

The Oklahoma State Department of Health today announced Oklahoma is one of nine states to receive a $144,000 grant from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) as part of its newly established State Partnerships Improving Nutrition Equity (SPINE) program.

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Expert Chimney Cleaning, Black Hat Cleaning has been helping homeowners for over 44 years.

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2021

Get ready for cooler temperatures and a cozy home by first getting your chimney and dryer vent cleaned. Debris like birds’ nests and leaves, and creosote could be lingering as potential fire hazards in your chimney. As for your dryer vent, lint doesn’t just accumulate in your lint trap; it can also build up in your dryer vents. As most of us know, this lint is extremely flammable; it is the build-up of this lint that can lead to dryer fires.

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Great Places for Christmas Lights, Two drive-thru Events in Muskogee

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2021

Celebrate the best of family holiday traditions at The Castle of Muskogee! Take a leisurely drive through the Castleton Village, which is filled with thousands of holiday lights and displays. The drive-through is FREE, and donations are gratefully accepted. Guests may also view the lights from an old-fashioned hayride or from the rail car of the festive Castle Train, both of which provide visitors with a unique experience through the Castle displays. Also in the Village area, the little ones may ride the cutest holiday ponies in town! For a taller vantage point, Cletus the Camel will be here to provide rides around the Village area. Just want to hang out and snap photos? Grab a bag of Kettle Corn and enjoy the festive environment of the Castle gates before you head inside.

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The City of Wagoner: 1,000's of Holiday Lights, Music & Fun

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2021

Lights, lights and more lights! Wagoner is the best-kept secret for holiday fun and family traditions. The City of Wagoner, Wagoner Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Wagoner and the Ft. Gibson Lake Association are partnering to bring the best of the holiday season to visitors and residents.

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Front Porch Bakery: Full Bakery, Deli, Ribs, Chicken, Brisket & Sides

By: Tom Fink | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2021

Front Porch Bakery is an Amish-style bakery with a smokehouse that prepares food from the heart, and few seasons have more heart than Thanksgiving and Christmas. With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to start making plans for your company and family gatherings, and what better way to simplify the occasion than to have the culinary professionals at Front Porch Bakery to deliver the goods to your front porch.

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America's #1 Holiday Feast Can be Conveniently Ordered Online for Storefront Pick-Up!

By: Jeanette Miller | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2021

As you start to make plans for the holiday meals, remember to shop Honey Baked Ham at 61st and Memorial in Tulsa for ham, turkey, and a wide assortment of side dishes along with dessert. Shopping has never been easier! Not only will you find everything you need for a complete meal, Honey Baked Ham makes it easy for you to go online, place your order, and either pick it up in the store or request curbside delivery.

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A Path for Families at Their Breaking Point

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2021

By definition, a harbor is a place where vessels may go to find shelter from the rough waters. Nestled in rural northern Claremore, Hope Harbor serves just such a purpose, helping families to find shelter from the sometimes rough waters of life, to heal, and to move forward from trauma or other difficulties. Among those who help facilitate that recovery are Dirk O’Donnell and Stephanie Steward.

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Design Your Dream Kitchen with Premium, Premium Cabinets offers expert layout, design and installation.

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2021

Home is where the heart is, and the kitchen is the heart of the home. Just as food nurtures the mind, body and soul…the kitchen is the place where meals are prepared with love, on-the-go and for snack time. People gather there during parties and gatherings for conversation, taste tests and memory-making. For all these reasons your kitchen cabinets are one of the most important choices when renovating. Your cabinetry should provide the perfect balance of function, style and inspiration.

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Pot Belly Pigs, Rabbits & Parrots: All Pets with Personality

By: Chris Putman | Category: Pets | Issue: December 2021

While the typical cat or dog remains the No. 1 and two picks respectively for pet ownership, some people prefer to think outside of the litter box when choosing their household companion. Among some of the most popular pets are fish, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs or birds.

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Combating Food Insecurity: The Third Annual Hops for Hunger Event

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2021

The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma constantly strives to combat hunger by providing food to those in need and creating fundraising events to heighten awareness of this widespread issue. Hops for Hunger is one of these events, and in the past two years, has rapidly become a popular and successful fundraiser to address the heartbreaking reality of hunger.

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Gathering Place is a Winter Wonderland

By: Christy Stephens | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2021

With winter comes the holiday season – and in very few places is this more apparent than in Tulsa’s own Gathering place. The globally recognized, award-winning park has been a sensation since the first day it opened, attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors in the spring and summer months. The magical beauty of Gathering Place has continued throughout the fall; and from Dec. 17, 2021, through Dec. 26, the park is transformed into a veritable fairyland, filled with lights, music, performances, a holiday market and more.

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’Tis the Season to Treat Yourself Kindly During the Holidays

By: Hanna Marshall | Category: Special Interest | Issue: December 2021

There is great excitement for many when it comes to the holiday season. We think about spending time with family and friends, assembling the decorations, and even cozying up with a blanket and some hot chocolate. However, this is often met with an equal amount of anxiety and worry as we pontificate over all the items that need to be crossed off our to-do lists. Sometimes society can make us feel that if we don’t have the perfect gifts or have the prettiest decorations – Pinterest, anyone? – then we have somehow failed altogether. Here are some practical tips to help you combat stress this holiday season:

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Healthy Weight Loss Plans

By: Value News | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2021

BA Med Spa specializes in customized weight loss plans for each individual. Located at 510 N. Elm Place in Broken Arrow, the Spa offers cutting-edge services in aesthetics, beauty, hormone therapy, and weight loss. Their customized plans are tailored to each client, and they offer the latest information and technology with all their services.

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OSDH Launches Coalition to Battle Alzheimer’s, Seeks Recruits

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2021

More than 1,700 Oklahomans die from Alzheimer’s disease each year. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) today announced it has formed a new statewide coalition to address key issues related to Alzheimer’s disease in Oklahoma, and has begun seeking new members to join the effort.

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Thank You for Keeping Us Local

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2021

Claremore is a vibrant town rich in Native American culture. Located on historic Route 66, you will experience a treasure-trove filled with eclectic shops and unique boutiques, antiques, craft emporiums, museums, restaurants, and galleries. Its residents have an independent and creative spirit that encourages collaboration and entrepreneurship. Outdoor adventure enthusiasts will enjoy Claremore Lake, parks, and many miles of multi-use trails.

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City of Broken Arrow – New Orleans Square Holiday Arts & Crafts Festival

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2021

The City of Broken Arrow is excited to announce the next official New Orleans Square event, the Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival! New Orleans Square’s inaugural Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival will be a celebration of the most wonderful time of the year! With vendors selling the perfect gift for a loved one, kid’s activities, hot chocolate, and most importantly Santa Claus, this will be a joyful event to get you ready for the holidays.

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Visit Claremore, Claremore is a great value getaway close to home.

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2021

By definition, the tourism industry markets places of interest to the public, and all the places of interest and things to do in Claremore makes Tanya Andrews’s role as executive director of Visit Claremore that much easier.

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A+ Rated Party Venue “Three Twenty on Main” is one of Oklahoma’s best event and party spaces for weddings, receptions and gatherings of all kinds.

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2021

When planning a get-together of any size, for work, church, business or friends, Three Twenty on Main in Claremore is the “main” event. “Simply put, Three Twenty on Main is an event and party space venue,” explained Susan Gebhart, Three Twenty on Main partner. “After we renovated this space, it was able to handle everything from social events to business events. We host business meetings, private parties, dinners, weddings, receptions, memorial service receptions, etc.

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Will Rogers Memorial Museum is the Largest Memorabilia Collection of Oklahoma’s Favorite Son

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2021

Movie star. Radio personality. Newspaper columnist. Oklahoman. Of all the destinations in Claremore, few have more history than that which honors the life of Oklahoma’s most famous son: the Will Rogers Memorial. More than 19,000-square feet in size, the museum houses artifacts, memorabilia, pictures, manuscripts, and more pertaining to Rogers’ life, with a theater to show Rogers movies and documentaries.

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Fashionable, Trendy and Community Champion: District on Main

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2021

The District on Main in Claremore features a stylish selection of fashionable clothing and accessory brands, handbags and home goods – with a very interesting beginning. This fabulous boutique features over 170 of the most coveted brands including Gorjana, Kendra Scott, Brighton, Dear John, Sanctuary, Tribal, Dylan, Z Supply, Liverpool and Brumate.

Read Full Article

Sailor Antiques: A Must Visit Antique and Collectibles Paradise

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2021

Brenda Reno and Mary White are more than just mother and daughter. Since Feb. 1, 2013, the pair have also been business partners, overseeing the downtown antique store, Sailor Antiques & Collectibles.

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Delicious Juicy Steaks and Entrees at Doe’s Eat Place

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2021

Doe’s Eat Place is downtown Claremore’s go-to destination for a variety of lunch sandwiches, hearty, thick-cut steaks, fresh seafood and other fine-dining quality dishes for lunch or dinner. Restaurant owner and community member Betty Watowich opened the downtown eatery three years ago, and has since watched as the business and her clientele have grown.

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve at Will Rogers Memorial

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2021

“Life Begins at Forty” was released April 4, 1935, four months before Will Rogers’ death. Three New York newspaper critics gave him good marks. His hometown critics can have their say after a New Year’s Eve showing and party following on Dec. 31 in the Will Rogers Memorial Museum Theatre.

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BUY BROKEN ARROW 2021 Winners to be Announced Wed., Dec. 15, 2021

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2021

The Buy Broken Arrow 2021 campaign ended, yesterday, on Sunday, December 12th. The ticket drawing will take place at 3pm, Wednesday, December 15th at Mattress Firm in Broken Arrow (1552 S Lynn Lane Rd Broken Arrow, OK 74012). There will be three drawings, one for $10,000; $3,000 and $2,000. We will also be drawing ticket numbers for the $250 gift cards to the four small businesses that were drawn for our Small Business giveaway – Santa Fe Cattle Co., Summer’s Market Home Décor, Rustic Chophouse, and CJ’s Wine & Spirits.

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‘Sanitation Santas’ Deliver Holiday Miracles

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2021

Sometimes Santa wears a Cowboy hat. For more than 40 years, City of Broken Arrow Sanitation Manager Bill Cade and the Solid Waste and Recycling Department have delivered Christmas miracles to Broken Arrow children in need.

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Stop Porch Pirates This Holiday Season

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: December 2021

You know it’s that time of the year when packages of all shapes and sizes begin to litter your porch. This year, C + R Research reported that over 230 million US digital buyers would be shopping online, making it a busy time for package theft. With 43 percent of Americans citing themselves as victims of porch piracy, it’s safe to say that being aware is half the battle. The other half is doing something to prevent it.

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Tulsa’s Future supports creation of 4,125 jobs and $421 million of capital investment during 2021

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2021

Tulsa’s Future, the Tulsa Regional Chamber-led regional economic development partnership, supported the creation of 4,125 jobs and $421 million of capital investment in northeast Oklahoma during 2021. Tulsa’s Future is a collaborative economic development partnership that works with the City of Tulsa, Tulsa County, more than 200 private investors, and numerous regional and tribal partners to further economic prosperity in the Tulsa region. Since its inception 16 years ago, Tulsa’s Future has supported the creation of more than 72,000 jobs and more than $4.2 billion in capital investment.

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News from the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club

By: Debra West | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2021

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club is Oklahoma’s oldest, continuous chartered club. Established in the summer of 1899 at Oowala, in the Cooweescoowee District of the Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory, it began as a ‘past-time club’ for Native women returning home in the summers from seminaries and colleges. Today, the club remains active in cultural preservation and community service. Based in Claremore, the membership’s dedication to Cherokee and local history is inspiring and commendable. More than a century since its inception, the women of the Pocahontas Club still gather to preserve Cherokee values.

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Fire Prevention and Safety Wood and gas fireplaces need professional attention this time of year.

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2021

Get ready for cooler temperatures and a cozy home by first getting your chimney and dryer vent cleaned. Debris like birds’ nests and leaves, and creosote could be lingering as potential fire hazards in your chimney. As for your dryer vent, lint doesn’t just accumulate in your lint trap; it can also build up in your dryer vents. As most of us know, this lint is extremely flammable; it is the build-up of this lint that can lead to dryer fires.

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Health Coverage Know-How “I put the needs of my clients first.” - Becky Brown

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2021

Becky Brown is a Field Sales Leader for USHEALTH Advisors. She specializes in innovative life and health coverage solutions for self-employed individuals, families, small business owners and their employees. “The health coverage plans we offer are quite unique. Instead of presenting our clients with a selection of hard and fast plans and asking them to select the one which best fits their needs,” says Becky, “we ask our customers to tell us what they feel they need. We then make recommendations and write a plan which addresses their concerns.

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Claremore Chamber’s Leading Ladies Gala a Rousing Success

By: Ashley May | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2021

The Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce recently hosted the seventh annual Leading Ladies Gala & Awards Ceremony at Rogers State University. The gala honors 10 local women who go above and beyond in their field and for the community. The winners are nominated by their peers, and all nominations are sent out of town for judging.

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Shop Honey Baked Hams Tulsa for the Best Holiday Meal America’s #1 holiday feast can be conveniently ordered online for storefront pick-up!

By: Jeanette Miller | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2021

As you start to make plans for the holiday meals, remember to shop Honey Baked Ham at 61st and Memorial in Tulsa for ham, turkey, and a wide assortment of side dishes along with dessert. Shopping has never been easier! Not only will you find everything you need for a complete meal, Honey Baked Ham makes it easy for you to go online, place your order, and either pick it up in the store or request curbside delivery.

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Dazzling Lighted Holiday Displays for 2021 Two drive-thru Events in Muskogee

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2021

Celebrate the best of family holiday traditions at The Castle of Muskogee! Take a leisurely drive through the Castleton Village, which is filled with thousands of holiday lights and displays.

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‘Tis the Season for Will’s Country Christmas

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2021

Christmas, more than any other time of the year, is a season for homecomings and a time for family traditions. As the Yuletide season approaches, so do holiday traditions and the opportunity for generations young and old to make memories. A seasonal tradition and Rogers County favorite will be returning to Oologah again this year, with the chance to experience the Christmas season as it was during the time of Will Rogers at the Will’s Country Christmas celebration.

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The City of Wagoner: Your Christmas Destination

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

Lights, lights and more lights! Wagoner is the best kept secret for holiday fun and family traditions. The City of Wagoner, Wagoner Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Wagoner and the Ft. Gibson Lake Association are partnering to bring the best of the holiday season to visitors and residents.

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Christmas Shines in Claremore There is something very special about the Christmas spirit in 2021.

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2021

Christmastime comes early and stays late this year in the city of Claremore. Let your heart warm to the Christmas spirit and veritable host of fun meaningful activities for every member of the family. Behind the scenes, Santa’s elves – notably Tanya Andrews with Visit Claremore, Layla Freeman and Nancy Phelps with Light of Hope, and an army of staff and volunteers have been making their lists and checking them twice to ensure months of fun, safe Christmas activities for the Claremore community and its holiday guests.

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Tulsa Herb Society 'Carols & Crumpets'

By: Sue Stees | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2021

What will you be doing the first Saturday this December? The much-loved Carols and Crumpets will be held Saturday Dec. 4, 2021, after last year’s pause. The Tulsa Herb Society’s herbal craft fair is from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center 2435 South Peoria Ave. Admission is free.

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Front Porch Bakery: Baking the World a Better Place

By: Tom Fink | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2021

Front Porch Bakery is an Amish-style bakery with a smokehouse that prepares food from the heart, and few seasons have more heart than Thanksgiving and Christmas. With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time to start making plans for your company and family gatherings, and what better way to simplify the occasion than to have the culinary professionals at Front Porch Bakery to deliver the goods to your front porch.

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A Christmas Peace

By: Jim Grisham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

Christmas Dinner Theater is a 30-year tradition at South Tulsa Baptist Church. Guests enter the Commons to the sounds of lovely Christmas music performed by the Adult Handbell Choir. They then move into the transformed gym to enjoy an elegant, candlelight dinner in a festive atmosphere followed by a musical the whole family will enjoy.

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Hope Harbor: Changing the World Through Changing the Lives of Families

By: Tom Fink | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2021

By definition, a harbor is a place where vessels may go to find shelter from the rough waters. Nestled in rural northern Claremore, Hope Harbor serves just such a purpose, helping families to find shelter from the sometimes rough waters of life, to heal, and to move forward from trauma or other difficulties.

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Student Writing Contest: Read! Write! Win!

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: November 2021

Readers in Grades 4–12 are invited to write a letter to the author of a favorite book, expressing how the book affected them personally. Cash Prizes will be awarded to the student writers of the top three letters in each level. First place winners will select their school library or public library to receive a cash prize of $1,000! Contest entries will be accepted beginning Oct. 15, 2021. The deadline to submit is Dec. 17, 2021, at 5 p.m.

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Are You Leaving Money on the Table? Experts Reveal Oklahoma’s Real Estate Market at All Time High

By: Value News | Category: Real Estate | Issue: November 2021

Thinking about selling your Oklahoma property? Real estate experts are urging those with property in the Sooner State to sell it now while the market goes through explosive growth which can get you more for your property today.

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Access to Diabetes Care: If Not Now, When?

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

Guthrie Green turns blue to signify the unity of the global diabetes community in response to the diabetes epidemic. Join us as Mayor Bynum’s City of Tulsa November Diabetes Awareness Proclamation is read by Doug Dodd, Tulsan, Former Chair of the Board of The American Diabetes Association. Show your support by wearing Blue! See you Sunday, November 14, 2021, 5 p.m.

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It’s a Wonderful Life in Broken Arrow

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

It’s a wonderful life in Broken Arrow and we would love for you to join us in kicking off the holiday season! On the evening of Thursday, November 18 the Rose District will come alive with holiday spirit.

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Work In BA Hosting Fall Career Fair

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

Broken Arrow area employers from healthcare, manufacturing, professional services and hospitality sectors are confirmed to attend the Work In BA Career Fair on November 16, 2021 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Central on Main Ballroom at 210 N. Main St., Broken Arrow, OK. Employers are hiring for local positions that are available now. Work in BA Career Center is operated by the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation. The center was made possible by contributions and support of the City of Broken Arrow and Tulsa County.

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Veteran Finds Camaraderie at Military History Center

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

Matthew McHaney, 57, served nine years in the Army Airborne Division and made 26 jumps. Originally from Denver, Colo., McHaney had stints in Ft. Campbell, Ky., Ft. Bragg, N.C., Ft. Richardson, Alaska, Ft. Meade, Md., and Ft. Sherman, Panama.

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Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce Launches Young Professionals Program

By: Lori Lewis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

The Broken Arrow Chamber will be launching a Young Professionals Program on November 16, 2021. The launch announcement will be held on November 16, 2021, at 4:00 P.M. at the Broken Arrow Chamber office located at 210 N. Main Street in Broken Arrow.

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ORU Continues Growth with Groundbreaking of New Media Arts Center

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

Oral Roberts University (ORU) broke ground on a new building for the third time in less than 30 days in a ceremony for the new Media Arts Center (MAC). This is the fourth new building for the expanding campus. The MAC will be home to ORU’s theatre, dance, music, and digital media departments. Construction is scheduled to begin in early December and the expected completion date is April 2024.

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Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Elected Officials during Legislative Reception

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

The Broken Arrow Chamber hosted its annual Legislative Reception, Wednesday evening, at the Tulsa Tech Broken Arrow campus. The reception was attended by Chamber members as well as city, state, and federal elected officials.

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Christmas at the Mabee Center: ORU’s Annual Christmas Concert to be Held Friday, Dec. 3

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2021

Oral Roberts University (ORU) will hold its annual Christmas concert on December 3 at 7 p.m. in the Mabee Center. This year’s theme, “How I Found My Christmas Merry,” will feature popular holiday classics performed by ORU music students and faculty. Entry to the event is free with an unwrapped toy donation for the Tulsa-area Salvation Army.

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Halloween Festival is Your Kind of a Spooky Time! Friday & Saturday Nights in October

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2021

The Halloween Festival at the Castle of Muskogee is just around the corner! Only a short drive from Tulsa or Ft. Smith, the Ghost Hosts of Oklahoma’s 60-acre park, would like you to join them each weekend this fall!

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Oktoberfest 2021 Events, Food and Entertainment Schedule

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2021

Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa is bringing authentic Bavarian food, culture and entertainment to Tulsa’s River West Festival Park for its 42nd year, October 21-24, 2021. Tickets are on sale now at www.tulsaoktoberfest.org.

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Pumpkin Patches, Mazes, Fall Fun Locator 2021

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2021

Fall is finally in the air and the best way to celebrate is by visiting a pumpkin patch and maze. Check each farm's website or social media platforms for their seasonal hours.

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Home Fire Prevention Take steps now to help prevent dangerous home fires.

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2021

Get ready for cooler temperatures and a cozy home by first getting your chimney and dryer vent cleaned. Debris like birds’ nests and leaves, and creosote could be lingering as potential fire hazards in your chimney. As for your dryer vent, lint doesn’t just accumulate in your lint trap; it can also build up in your dryer vents. As most of us know, this lint is extremely flammable; it is the build-up of this lint that can lead to dryer fires.

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Washington Irving Park Festival

By: Curtis Evans | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2021

Family fun for all in Bixby will kick off with the Washington Irving Park Festival! The Bixby Metro Chamber has transitioned this over to the Bixby Optimist Club as the host. The Festival is Saturday, Oct. 30 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Washington Irving Memorial Park and Arboretum.

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National Fiddler Hall of Fame Annual Gala: 2020-2021 Honorees include Shoji Tabuchi, Don Rich, Scott Joss, and Dale Morris

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2021

For centuries, the fiddle has brought people to their feet or to tears, and is a revered and exquisite instrument that pulls on the strings of the heart. Since 2007, The National Fiddler Hall of Fame has sought to recognize and honor the best of those musicians who have embraced and shared its siren song with the world, and for their contributions to the art form. On October 22, 2021, at 7 p.m., they will host their 2020-2021 Gala Induction Concert at the Mabee Center in Tulsa, with optimum CDC precautions in place for a safe and star-studded evening.

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Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Celebrates Annual 'Hats Off to Will Rogers' Ceremony with Legacy Heritage History Tour November 6, 2021

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2021

For more than 120 years, the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club has upheld the values, the culture and the customs of the Cherokee people. Among the club’s traditions are its annual “Hats off to Will” Will Rogers Tribute and Wreath Laying Ceremony, held near Will Rogers’ birthday. This year, however, the group is adding several surprising tours and new activities to the day of remembrance and celebration.

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Cabinet Refinishing for a Lustrous Glow

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2021

Fall is on its way and with the cooler weather coming in; you can finally get to your home renovation list before the holidays, starting with your cabinets. While cabinets’ purpose is functional, they remain a focal point of the home. Whether your cabinets are peeling, greasy or even in bad condition, Gleam Guard Wood Refinishing can remedy your woodwork and make it look like new again using eco-friendly and odorless materials with a 5-year guarantee to top it off!

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Succeed as a Licensed Massage Therapist

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: October 2021

If you’re considering a new career, massage therapy is a solid choice. There are many reasons why a career in massage therapy is appealing. Maybe you are seeking a new professional challenge that will give you financial security in an exciting area. Perhaps helping people is one of your career goals. Maybe you yearn to get out from behind a desk or pursue work that has more personal meaning to you.

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Urologic Specialist Doctor Answers Your Vasectomy Questions

By: Thomas Rickner, M.D., Urology | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2021

Is a vasectomy really painless? What do I do about swelling after the procedure? Is it invasive? Does a vasectomy affect my sex life? What should I do before the procedure? Getting a vasectomy is a safe and simple procedure that provides an effective form of birth control without enormous risks. If you and your partner decide you need a more permanent approach to birth control, there are a number of questions to ask before a vasectomy. After getting all of your questions answered, you and your partner can work together to come to a decision.

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Why Wait for Open Enrollment? Get Health Coverage Now, 24/7

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2021

Becky Brown is a Field Sales Leader for USHEALTH Advisors. She specializes in innovative life and health coverage solutions for self-employed individuals, families, small business owners and their employees. “The health coverage plans we offer are quite unique. Instead of presenting our clients with a selection of hard and fast plans and asking them to select the one which best fits their needs,” says Becky, “we ask our customers to tell us what they feel they need. We then make recommendations and write a plan which addresses their concerns.

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Why is Storytelling Important for Your Business?

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2021

Let us give you the guidance in creating your engaging company story. Helping you quickly and succinctly build your company’s story is what we do.

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LIFE Senior Services Expands Medicare Assistance Program

By: Lauren Zeligson | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2021

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period opens Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, and the Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) at LIFE Senior Services is ready. MAP has been modified and expanded in response to COVID-19, offering additional health precautions and more convenient appointment options for Medicare beneficiaries.

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Spotlight Series Returns to Broken Arrow PAC with Incredible Season, 'Back to Business'

By: Kim Vento | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2021

After taking a year off for reasons known to most of the world, the Spotlight Series is “Back To Business” with the 2021-2022 season at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center. The six-show season, presented by the Conventions and Visitors Bureau of Broken Arrow, ARTSOK and AVB Bank, features amazing touring productions, returning favorites and a few new delights.

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We're Back! and we’re switching lanes...

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2021

In light of rising health concerns in Oklahoma, the Tulsa Greek Festival is combining our popular drive-thru model with the exciting entertainment of our traditional festival. Open for two weekends, Sept. 17-18 and 24-25, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.!

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News from the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club

By: Debra West | Category: Rogers County | Issue: September 2021

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club is Oklahoma’s oldest, continuous chartered club. Established in the summer of 1899 at Oowala, in the Cooweescoowee District of the Cherokee Nation in Indian Territory, it began as a ‘past-time club’ for Native women returning home in the summers from seminaries and colleges. Today, the club remains active in cultural preservation and community service.

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Gleam Guard is an Easy, Affordable Kitchen Upgrade Refinish and renew your cabinets and woodwork with little downtime and at much lower cost than replacement.

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2021

Fall is on its way and with the cooler weather coming in; you can finally get to your home renovation list before the holidays, starting with your cabinets. While cabinets’ purpose is functional, they remain a focal point of the home. Whether your cabinets are peeling, greasy or even in bad condition, Gleam Guard Wood Refinishing can remedy your woodwork and make it look like new again using eco-friendly and odorless materials with a 5-year guarantee to top it off! They are an A+ Rated BBB Accredited company and offer reasonably priced and highly effective solutions for restoring and refinishing your cabinetry and woodwork.

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#1 Local Knowledge and Expertise Realtor Tonya Jarvis, An Oklahoma Top Agent

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Real Estate | Issue: September 2021

It is said that home is where the heart is, but finding the house of your dreams, and following through the stressful process of buying, takes working with a real estate agent that genuinely has the heart for it. Tonya Jarvis isn’t just in the real estate industry, she’s in the business of building friendships.

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A+ Rated Concrete Contractor Meet Kalan Paul, Driveway Specialist, LCI Concrete

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2021

Home improvement is currently trending, and honestly, never goes out of style. However, for obvious reasons, more and more people are increasing their investment of time and money into their sanctuaries, whether for updates, replacements or additions. The first impression of any home is the driveway that leads to the house itself. Add that to the top of the list when making your next improvement investment.

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Kitchen Cabinet Design and Layout Kitchen cabinets are the foundation of your kitchen design. Premium Cabinets offers expert layout, design and installation.

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2021

Home is where the heart is, and the kitchen is the heart of the home. Just as food nurtures the mind, body and soul…the kitchen is the place where meals are prepared with love, on-the-go and for snack time. People gather there during parties and gatherings for conversation, taste tests and memory-making. For all these reasons your kitchen cabinets are one of the most important choices when renovating. Your cabinetry should provide the perfect balance of function, style and inspiration.

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How to Turn Your Passion into a Profession Look for the most advanced programs at Intune, Best New School of Massage

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: September 2021

If you’re considering a new career, massage therapy is a solid choice. There are many reasons why a career in massage therapy is appealing. Maybe you are seeking a new professional challenge that will give you financial security in an exciting area. Perhaps helping people is one of your career goals. Maybe you yearn to get out from behind a desk or pursue work that has more personal meaning to you. But if you’re still asking, “Is massage therapy a good career for me?” then let’s explore what makes massage therapy an appealing career for so many people.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Vasectomy

By: Thomas Rickner, M.D., Urology | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2021

Is a vasectomy really painless? What do I do about swelling after the procedure? Is it invasive? Does a vasectomy affect my sex life? What should I do before the procedure? Getting a vasectomy is a safe and simple procedure that provides an effective form of birth control without enormous risks. If you and your partner decide you need a more permanent approach to birth control, there are a number of questions to ask before a vasectomy. After getting all of your questions answered, you and your partner can work together to come to a decision.

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Sizzlin' September Entertainment

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2021

The 41st Bluegrass & Chili Festival is set for Sept. 10 and 11 in historic downtown Wagoner. The weekend festivities will include three stages of FREE “pepper hot” concerts by national and regional artists. Headliners scheduled to appear include a host of award winners and festival fan favorites Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Balsam Range, Kenny & Amanda Smith Band, The Edgar Loudermilk Band, The Grascals and brand-new acoustic country/bluegrass act Caleb Daughtery. A fine menu of sizzling entertainment is planned for the weekend.

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Health Plans for the Way You Roll Becky Brown specializes in affordable health coverage choices.

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2021

Becky Brown is a Field Sales Leader for USHEALTH Advisors. She specializes in innovative life and health coverage solutions for self-employed individuals, families, small business owners and their employees. “The health coverage plans we offer are quite unique. Instead of presenting our clients with a selection of hard and fast plans and asking them to select the one which best fits their needs,” says Becky, “we ask our customers to tell us what they feel they need. We then make recommendations and write a plan which addresses their concerns.

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Jenks First Annual Main Street Bash and Car Show

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2021

The Jenks Chamber of Commerce and Tulsa Chevy Classics Car Club are kicking off the first annual Main Street Bash Festival and Car Show Saturday, Sept. 18, 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in downtown Jenks. Classic cars, food trucks, kid zone, vendors, and downtown shopping highlight the days’ activities. Jenks Main Street will be closed from First to Fifth Streets during event hours. It promises to be a fun day for all ages.

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Hope Harbor’s Partners Provide Healing for Families Impacted by Trauma

By: Stephanie Steward | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2021

September marks the first signs of Fall and at Hope Harbor, the last Saturday in September is always extra special because for the 20+ years, it has been the date of Hope Harbor’s Annual Open House and Fish Fry. This event is to show our partners how much we love and appreciate them and all they do to heal children and families impacted by trauma.

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Leading Ladies Gala Returns to Claremore Oct. 6

By: Ashley May | Category: Rogers County | Issue: September 2021

The Claremore Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to present the annual Leading Ladies Gala Wednesday, Oct. 6, on the campus of Rogers State University. Presented by Hillcrest Hospital Claremore, this year’s theme is Heart Health. Guest speakers will entertain the audience with both professional and personal advice.

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107th Rogers County Fair Returns to Claremore

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: September 2021

No matter what else has been going on in the world, the Rogers County Fair has brought people from near and far to Claremore to enjoy the experiences of a traditional county fair for more than 100 years. This year proves no exception, as the fair board, organizers and planners are working together to bring the traditional fair back to Rogers County this September.

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City of Tulsa Proclaimed August 24th as Hospitality House of Tulsa Day

By: Toni Moore | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2021

Hospitality House of Tulsa, a local nonprofit ministry that serves patient families from all Tulsa hospitals, celebrated their 15th year of service in the Tulsa community. To help celebrate this significant milestone, Mayor G.T. Bynum has officially proclaimed Aug. 24, 2021 as “Hospitality House of Tulsa Day”.

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Broken Arrow News Notes Recap

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2021

Broken Arrow news that you may have missed.

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A Return to Wine and Roses

By: Stephani Freeman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2021

A Return to Wine and Roses, the Tulsa Garden Center’s long-standing garden party gala event, has been scheduled for Friday evening, Sept. 24 at the ever-gorgeous Linnaeus Teaching Garden in Woodward Park. All proceeds from this fundraising event benefit educational programs and beautification for Tulsa’s favorite midtown oasis.

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Why is Storytelling Important for Your Business?

By: Value News | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2021

Let us give you the guidance in creating your engaging company story. Helping you quickly and succinctly build your company’s story is what we do.

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2021 Woodcarving and Arts Festival in the Broken Arrow Rose District

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2021

For over 40 years, the Eastern Oklahoma Woodcarvers Association has worked to keep a part of our cultural history alive with their annual Woodcarving and Arts Festival. In 2021, the event will take place September 10-11, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Central Park Community Center at 1500 S. Main in Broken Arrow. Invited arts include woodcarving and wood turning, gourds, mosaics, jewelry, blacksmithing, quilting, ceramics, beading, leather working, basketmaking, painting and much more! Approximately 70 vendors are expected to be in attendance. Admission is free.

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Eco-Friendly Cabinet Refinishing Gleam Guard Restores and Refinishes Cabinets and Woodwork

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2021

Fall is on its way and with the cooler weather coming in; you can finally get to your home renovation list before the holidays, starting with your cabinets. While cabinets’ purpose is functional, they remain a focal point of the home. Whether your cabinets are in extremely rough shape, have only a few smudges or are covered in thick grease from years of cooking, Gleam Guard Wood Refinishing is the eco-friendly quick, clean and odor-free choice.

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News from AVB Bank AVB Bank Announces Two New Vice Presidents

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2021

AVB Bank Board of Directors recently promoted Donna Malaguti to serve as Vice President, Branch Manager and Consumer Lender. Malaguti joined the bank in 2015 and has served the past six years as Assistant Vice President, Tulsa Mingo (9800 E. 51st St., Tulsa) Branch Manager.

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Jersey Mike's are Deliciously Generous What makes Jersey Mike’s deli-ishious food even better? Their generous spirit to help local charities.

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Restaurants | Issue: August 2021

From the moment you step foot into a Jersey Mike’s Sub shop, you know you’re in for a great sandwich. The heavenly aroma of fresh bread and meats, some recent baking, and maybe a hint of bacon lingers in the air, and your mouth begins to water. It’s really hard to choose from their delectable menu when everything looks SO good, but alas, you must decide on one (or two!), with the knowledge that there is always tomorrow.

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What You Need to Know About Concrete Driveways: Higher Standards, Set in Concrete

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2021

Home improvement is currently trending, and honestly, never goes out of style. However, for obvious reasons, more and more people are increasing their investment of time and money into their sanctuaries, whether for updates, replacements or additions. The first impression of any home is the driveway that leads to the house itself. Add that to the top of the list when making your next improvement investment.

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What You Need to Know About Kitchen Cabinets, Design & Layout It pays to remember Premium Cabinets of Tulsa during your kitchen remodeling process.

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2021

Home is where the heart is, and the kitchen is the heart of the home. Just as food nurtures the mind, body and soul…the kitchen is the place where meals are prepared with love, on-the-go and for snack time. People gather there during parties and gatherings for conversation, taste tests and memory-making. For all these reasons your kitchen cabinets are one of the most important choices when renovating. Your cabinetry should provide the perfect balance of function, style and inspiration.

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Meet Tonya Jarvis, a Top Seller in Real Estate

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Real Estate | Issue: August 2021

Tonya Jarvis isn’t just in the real estate industry, she’s in the business of building friendships. Since 2016, she has strived to provide her clients with a higher level of service as an award-winning, RE/MAX REALTOR that truly cares about the needs and wishes of those she serves. It is her commitment to her own family and values that compels her and also separates her from others in her field.

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Annie Rose Duncan Crowned Broken Arrow's Miss Rooster Days 2021!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2021

The annual Broken Arrow Rooster Days Festival is one of the oldest celebrations in the state, and one of its proudest traditions is the Miss Rooster Days pageant. It’s a timeless event that empowers young women in the community, while embracing the spirit of the city. On May 17 of this year, Annie Rose Duncan was crowned Miss Rooster Days 2021! She is a bright and shining ambassador and voice for the youth of the city.

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Wings, Wheels and Wishes Cruising for a Cause!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2021

Looking for some uplifting fun for the whole family? The annual Wings, Wheels and Wishes fly-in and car show is an inspiring event that everyone will enjoy. In its fifth year, the fundraiser for Make A Wish Foundation will be on Aug. 21, in Collinsville, at Airman Acres, 12600 N. 73rd E. Ave., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy fly-ins, a car show, food vendors, a kid zone, ice cream, sno-cones, a live DJ, raffle, silent auction and more, all free to the public!  

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Submit Entries, Compete, Perform, or Sell How to take part in the food, music and fun at the Blue Grass & Chili Festival.

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2021

The 41st annual Bluegrass & Chili Festival is set for Sept. 10 and 11 in historic downtown Wagoner. The weekend festivities will include multiple stages of FREE “pepper hot” concerts by national and regional artists. In addition to the free concerts, other musical entertainment highlights include: The “Junior Showcase” this showcase is designed to give talented youth 21 and under stage exposure and experience in a noncompetitive showcase. An acoustic guitar will be awarded by a drawing of all the participants. Don’t miss the opportunity to see some fancy dancing’ as dance groups “kick up their heels” during the festivities.

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Elevated Amusement at the Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: August 2021

On Saturday morning, Aug. 14, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the annual Will Rogers and Wiley Post Fly-In will take place at Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in Oolagah. Admission is free for this fun-for-the-whole family event, with something for everyone to enjoy! One of the largest fly-ins in Oklahoma, visitors will witness the thrill of aviation with approximately 100 airplanes coming in for landing, up close viewing of the aircraft, and a chance to talk to the pilots. Food trucks, a kid zone with inflatables, and games, a vendor market, Cherokee Storytelling, a car show, and more will make for an amazing day, honoring Will and Wiley, who tragically perished in Alaska, in a plane crash, Aug. 15, 1935.

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Voyage Broken Arrow Raising Funds for Public Exhibit The exhibit is a scale model walkway of the solar system.

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2021

Watch for it!!! Voyage, a $50,000 scale model walkway through the solar system, is coming to a town near you! Yes, the same Voyage Solar System Exhibit that is on the National Mall that starts right outside of Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum.

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Broken Arrow Hires New Communications, Media Relations Manager Aaron McColloch Started July 19

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2021

The City of Broken Arrow has announced the hiring of Aaron McColloch as its new Communications and Media Relations Manager. “The Communications and Media Relations Manager is the primary spokesperson for the City of Broken Arrow while managing the City’s Communications Divisions, which includes the City’s website, social media channels, newsletters, press events, media relations and Cox Cable Channel 24” said City Manager Michael Spurgeon.

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Massage Therapist School Opens in Claremore

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: August 2021

If you’re considering a new career, massage therapy is a solid choice. There are many reasons why a career in massage therapy is appealing. Maybe you are seeking a new professional challenge that will give you financial security in an exciting area. Perhaps helping people is one of your career goals. Maybe you yearn to get out from behind a desk or pursue work that has more personal meaning to you.

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Vasectomy Questions and Answers Concerns, Side Effects and Expectations

By: Thomas Rickner, M.D., Urology | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2021

Is a vasectomy really painless? What do I do about swelling after the procedure? Is it invasive? Does a vasectomy affect my sex life? What should I do before the procedure? Getting a vasectomy is a safe and simple procedure that provides an effective form of birth control without enormous risks. If you and your partner decide you need a more permanent approach to birth control, there are a number of questions to ask before a vasectomy. After getting all of your questions answered, you and your partner can work together to come to a decision.

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90th Annual Rooster Days Celebration Set for September 2, 2021

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2021

There’s no place like home, and in Broken Arrow, that sentiment is at the root of one of the state’s oldest and greatest festivals! Rooster Days is coming, and it’s something to crow about! The 90th year of this annual celebration kicks of Sept. 2, at 5 p.m., with all of the favorite elements visitors have come to love and expect, but with so much more! Live entertainment, carnival, rides, food, and a vendor market are always just part of the fun!

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Broken Arrow Announces New Departments, Directors General Services Director Retires After 32 Years

By: Jennifer Swezey | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2021

The City of Broken Arrow is pleased to announce the selection of two new directors that will take over responsibilities of the City’s solid waste and maintenance services operations, respectively, which were previously managed under one department called General Services. Jerry Schuber will lead Solid Waste and Recycling, and Ryan Baze will lead Maintenance Services.

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Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair Tuesday, July 13, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Exchange Center at Expo Square

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2021

The Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair is back for 2021 and scheduled for Tuesday, July 13, at the Exchange Center at Expo Square. LIFE Senior Services is hosting the event which is designed specifically for adults 55+. This year promises to be another great event with lots of opportunities, information and fun for attendees.

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Sign-Up for Festivals in Broken Arrow Oct. 1-3, 2021: “Chalk It Up!”, BA Rose Festival, Rose Kites Over BA!

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2021

The City of Broken Arrow invites you to the 9th annual “Chalk It Up!” An Art Festival and the 7th annual Broken Arrow Rose Festival. ArtsOK, the Regional Arts Alliance of Broken Arrow’s “Chalk It Up”, an Art Festival and Keep Broken Arrow Beautiful’s Rose Festival, presented by Walmart, is a celebration of our city’s love of the arts and roses.

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A Real Friend in Real Estate

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Real Estate | Issue: July 2021

It is said that home is where the heart is, but finding the house of your dreams, and following through the stressful process of buying, takes working with a real estate agent that genuinely has the heart for it. Tonya Jarvis isn't just in the real estate industry, she's in the business of building friendships. Since 2016, she has strived to provide her clients with a higher level of service as an award-winning, ReMax Realtor, that truly cares about the needs and wishes of those she serves. It is her commitment to her own family and values that compels her, and also separates her from others in her field.

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It's a Chill-abration! Broken Arrow’s Annual Taste of Summer Ice Cream Festival!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2021

Summertime in Broken Arrow is truly sweet, and especially when one can spend a day eating endless amounts of ice cream while making lifelong memories with family and friends. It’s time for the Annual Taste of Summer Ice Cream Festival! This refreshing event will take place at The Central Park Community Center, on July 24, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Guests can expect all of the usual favorites, including all-you-can-eat ice cream, fantastic local live entertainment, activities for the kids, food trucks, cooling stations, vendors and new this year, a Get Active Zone, sponsored by Camp Gladiator!

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Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society's Annual Rock, Mineral, Gem and Jewelry Show to be a Rockin' Good Time!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2021

There is something quite magical about the natural treasures that one can find scattered about the earth, if they know what they are looking for. For the Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society, it’s a passion they want to share with everyone. On the weekend of July 17-18, the society will host its annual Rock, Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show at the Exchange Center, Tulsa County Fairgrounds, to share their passion with everyone. Saturday the show will run from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The show is open to the public, and will amaze and inspire visitors with gems, beads, fossils, jewelry, crystals and much more!

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Who Makes the Best Cabinets for the Money? It pays to remember Premium Cabinets of Tulsa during your kitchen remodeling process.

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2021

Home is where the heart is, and the kitchen is the heart of the home. Just as food nurtures the mind, body and soul…the kitchen is the place where meals are prepared with love, on-the-go and for snack time. Cabinetry is one of the most valuable improvements that can be strategically designed in this special space, for functionality, style, inspiration. Established in 2004, Premium Cabinets of Tulsa has built a strong reputation for providing their customers with the highest quality in semi-custom cabinetry while maintaining affordability. They specialize in new, superior class replacement cabinetry for kitchens and bathrooms, and work with their clients on design for optimal functionality and inspired aesthetics, as a family-owned and operated business.

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Self-Confidence Boosters BA Med Spa’s “Christmas in July” event offers insights and deals for men and women wanting to improve their skin and body confidence.

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2021

Feeling festive isn’t just for the holidays at BA Med Spa! ‘Tis the season for summer savings during the 11th annual Christmas in July! BA Med Spa, located in Broken Arrow, at 510 N. Elm Pl., has been helping their clients feel their best since 2009.  The Christmas season is all about giving, and this spectacular sales event centers around the gift of deeply discounted services they offer, as a huge gift to their current and prospective clients, with a chance for many to save a great deal of money on the services they provide.

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Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation Welcomes New Manager, Vincent Snelling

By: Lindsay Cunningham | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2021

The Broken Arrow Economic Development Corporation welcomes Vincent Snelling to the organization. Vincent will assume the role as Economic Development Manager and be responsible for marketing, research and small business development, as well as economic development projects.

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AVB Bank Announces Two New Vice Presidents

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2021

AVB Bank Board of Directors recently promoted Donna Malaguti to serve as Vice President, Branch Manager and Consumer Lender. AVB Bank is pleased to welcome Cady Eakin as Vice President and Credit Analyst III.

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Concrete Driveways: What You Should Know About Replacing Your Concrete Driveway

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2021

Home improvement is currently trending, and honestly, never goes out of style. However, for obvious reasons, more and more people are increasing their investment of time and money into their sanctuaries, whether for updates, replacements or additions. The first impression of any home is the driveway that leads to the house itself. Add that to the top of the list when making your next improvement investment. If your driveway is cracked, chipped, stained, or generally in need of renewal, LCI Concrete is your solution.

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Great Food, Great Generosity What makes Jersey Mike’s deli-ishious food even better? Their generous spirit to help local charities.

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Restaurants | Issue: July 2021

From the moment you step foot into a Jersey Mike’s Sub shop, you know you’re in for a great sandwich. The heavenly aroma of fresh bread and meats, some recent baking, and maybe a hint of bacon lingers in the air, and your mouth begins to water. It’s really hard to choose from their delectable menu when everything looks SO good, but alas, you must decide on one (or two!), with the knowledge that there is always tomorrow.

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Photography Basics

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2021

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is true that picture better be a doozie, and quality photography doesn’t usually come without some seasoned skill. Most rookie shutterbugs fall in love with their own pictures and brag how they captured the most stunning expression on their subject’s face, but they are blind to the fact there is a flagpole in the background that looks like it is protruding out of their subject’s head. Many novices think they have captured the best landscape photo with brilliantly colored field flowers with snowcapped mountains framing the shot, but they didn’t notice that there is an overflowing trash can in the foreground that could have easily been framed out if they had just slowed down and did a check of each element within the frame.

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Auto Tech for Teens Bob Moore Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram of Tulsa’s service department invites you to schedule your free car maintenance training session.

By: Value News | Category: Automotive | Issue: July 2021

When was the last time you checked your tire pressure or changed a tire? Checked your own fluid levels and oil? Learning a few simple skills can help you avoid a roadside bind.

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Dr. James Webb Specializes in Helping Complex Back Pain

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2021

Osteoporosis can be as deadly as heart disease. In the 1980s, the disease was naturally considered a normal process of aging. As medicine evolved, it became evident that Osteoporosis was connected to fractures. Today, medicine shows that not everyone with Osteoporosis has low bone density and people can have ‘fragility fractures’ as a result of the disease’s progression.

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A Harvest of Tradition at Bixby's Green Corn Festival!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2021

There are some summer memories that are so sweet that all of the senses are stirred when we recollect them. For generations, The Bixby Green Corn Festival has been serving up more than food and fun, but a timeless tradition that will always be remembered. In its 46th year, the festival will be held, as always, on the fourth Thursday, Friday and Saturday of June. From June 24 through June 26, this year, visitors will enjoy more than a dozen carnival rides, food trucks, live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, and of course, fresh, roasted corn on the cob.

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Be a Hero at the Tee with The Demand Project

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Special Interest | Issue: June 2021

On June 28, they will host their annual golf tournament at the world-renowned Golf Club of Oklahoma, where participants will "Drive Out Human Trafficking." The tourney will begin at 8:30 a.m., with an awards ceremony at 2 p.m. A hole-in-one prize will be an opportunity to drive away in a new car, sponsored by Mark Allen Chevrolet. Mathis Brothers Furniture will be sponsoring numerous contest holes, including Closet to Pin and Longest Drive. Food and beverages will be served. Multiple sponsorship opportunities are available, and individuals and teams can register for 18 holes of play for a spectacular day of golf. New to this year's event, a women's affair will take place simultaneously during the games. From 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., ladies may enjoy "High Tee," an elegant brunch, speakers, and some sophisticated shopping with vendors.

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Dr. James Webb Specializes in Helping Complex Back Pain

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2021

Osteoporosis can be as deadly as heart disease. In the 1980s, the disease was naturally considered a normal process of aging. As medicine evolved, it became evident that Osteoporosis was connected to fractures. Today, medicine shows that not everyone with Osteoporosis has low bone density and people can have ‘fragility fractures’ as a result of the disease’s progression.

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Wanted: Dead or Alive Catoosa Historical Museum to Host Outlaw Exhibit

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: June 2021

Oklahoman’s are no strangers to outlaw history, with legends and tales of a bygone era romanticized in story and song. The Catoosa Historical Society and Museum is excited to share WANTED: Dead or Alive – Oklahoma’s Legendary Outlaws, an exhibit of the state’s most infamous criminals from before Statehood, through the late 1950s.

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The Charismatic Characters of Claremore

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: June 2021

There is no denying that the beautiful city of Claremore has a rich and vibrant history, with some notable figures garnering fantastic accomplishments. Some of their citizens have made impacts that have been felt around the world. It might have one asking, “Is there something in the water?” The Claremore Museum of History, located at 121 N. Weenonah Ave., is filled with information on these intriguing characters, as well as the fascinating facts on the foundation of this city to today. Admission is free, and visitors will find an immersive experience, with stellar storytelling and vivid imagery.

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Tulsa’s “Guaranteed Lowest Price” Home Improvement Center I Can Do That! A DIY Dream at Home Outlet of Tulsa

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2021

A new and exciting way to shop for your next home remodel will have you saying, "I can do that!" Home Outlet of Tulsa welcomes you to experience their unmatched quality, value, selection, and service for your next home project! Home Outlet, located at 7030 S. Memorial Drive, is an employee-owned and operated building supply retailer that offers the guaranteed lowest prices on quality kitchen, bath, and flooring remodel for DIY products. Customers will find an extensive array of products to fit any budget, project and style. A Lowest Price Guarantee makes it even easier to have the kitchen or bath of your dreams.

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Great Food, Great Generosity What makes Jersey Mike’s deli-ishious food even better? Their generous spirit to help local charities.

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Restaurants | Issue: June 2021

There's a reason they're so vastly popular all over the country. They're famous for using only the freshest ingredients, with meats sliced to order right in front of you when you place your order, and flavorful, freshly baked bread. "It's not just about selling a great sandwich at a fair price. It's about helping people," said Area Director for Oklahoma, Charlie Brown. "Our mission nationally is to make a difference in someone's life." As part of Jersey Mike's tradition and culture of giving, they contribute to multiple charities throughout the year and participate every March in Jersey Mike's Month of Giving, a nationwide effort to give back to local communities.

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AVB Promotes Adam Doubek to Internal Control Officer

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2021

AVB Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Adam Doubek. Doubek will be transitioning to the position of Internal Control Officer. He will serve as the bank’s Enterprise Risk Management Program Manager that includes implementation and oversight responsibility.

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AVB Bank Announces New Director of Human Resources

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2021

AVB Bank proudly announces the hiring of Candice Fuqua, who will serve as the Bank’s Director of Human Resources (HR). Fuqua will be responsible for planning and managing human resource programs and strategies for the bank, including recruiting and retention, employee relations and engagement, and day-to-day procedures. In addition, she will manage all aspects of benefit and payroll administration and employment compliance with federal programs, policies and regulations.

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Auto Tech for Teens Bob Moore Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram of Tulsa’s service department invites you to schedule your free car maintenance training session.

By: Value News | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2021

When was the last time you checked your tire pressure or changed a tire? Checked your own fluid levels and oil? Learning a few simple skills can help you avoid a roadside bind. Cliff Koger, Service & Parts Director at Bob Moore CDJR of Tulsa, invites teens and/or parents to their free one-on-one basic auto care skills program.

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Spring Cleaning! Great Ways to Keep Your Home Safe and Smelling Great

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2021

Winter has finally faded away and spring colors are in bloom. While it might look restorative outside your home, your chimney and dryer vents may still be dealing with a gloomy, cold weather hangover. A good spring cleaning is an opportunity to refresh your home and enable you to enjoy all the benefits of Oklahoma’s seasonal change. Here are a few reasons why spring cleaning is important

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2021 Fireworks Shows & Events A Guide to the Greatest Fireworks Shows and Celebrations in NE Oklahoma!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2021

Coming this summer, skies across Green Country will be aglow with Fourth of July fireworks displays of all sizes, and some will have extra festivities to enjoy! This year’s celebrations are sure to be epic, so now is the time to plan which events you will experience with family and friends.

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Photography Basics

By: Chris Putman | Category: Photography | Issue: June 2021

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is true that picture better be a doozie, and quality photography doesn’t usually come without some seasoned skill. Most rookie shutterbugs fall in love with their own pictures and brag how they captured the most stunning expression on their subject’s face, but they are blind to the fact there is a flagpole in the background that looks like it is protruding out of their subject’s head. Many novices think they have captured the best landscape photo with brilliantly colored field flowers with snowcapped mountains framing the shot, but they didn’t notice that there is an overflowing trash can in the foreground that could have easily been framed out if they had just slowed down and did a check of each element within the frame.

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Eastern Oklahoma's Largest Fireworks Retailer Committed to You, Family and Summer Tradition

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: June 2021

The Castle of Muskogee is Oklahoma’s only 37,000 square foot Fireworks Retail Showroom! Our air-conditioned showroom nestled inside of an enormous Castle is packed to the rafters with an array of pyrotechnics. The Castle is a one-of-a-kind experience, committed to making sure you find exactly what your family needs to celebrate this Independence Day.

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25th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival Six Weekends of Merriment!

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2021

The Castle invites one and all to join the festivities of the 25th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival! Travel back to 1569 England to experience the Royal Quest for knighthood, a full-contact Jousting Tournament, Birds of Prey exhibitions, traveling Acrobats and musicians!

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Eco-Friendly Car Wash Offers a Higher Level of Clean

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2021

There is something so completely satisfying about a trip to the car wash on a pretty day. For the absolute best clean in Claremore, West Side Car Wash hits the spot. The facility, located at 122 N. Davis Ave. has been the highest quality wash in town since August 2019. People from surrounding cities drive to take advantage of their automatic and self-serve wash bays.

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The Heart of Mexico

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2021

Last month I made my third visit to Mexico this year, in my attempt to learn all I could about the Mexican food culture, and the ingredients that make Mexican cuisine so unique. I never dreamed I would meet so many interesting people who were eager to share their recipes and stories! Last month I traveled to Mexico City where I met my chef friend Alondra, who had lived in Mexico City for 12 years, and was excited to show me her city. Along the way, she introduced me to other chefs and friends who were happy to join us in our quest for the best experience in Mexico City, and we managed to fill six days with more food and adventures than most people can do in two weeks!

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Great News About Mother's Day Feel good gift ideas just in time for Mother’s Day!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2021

On Mother’s Day, many of us struggle to find meaningful ways to show a mom, or a wife, our gratitude and love, because it’s challenging to reciprocate for all they do for us! There’s no better way to show how much you truly appreciate her than to ensure your gift helps her to feel her absolute best.

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Will Rogers Stampede Celebrating 75 Years!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2021

Yeehaw, Y’all! Dust off your boots and grab your hats, because the Will Rogers Stampede is back and bigger than ever, on Memorial Day weekend 2021, celebrating their 75th anniversary!

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Great Food, Great Generosity What makes Jersey Mike’s deli-ishious food even better? Their generous spirit to help local charities.

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2021

From the moment you step foot into a Jersey Mike’s Sub shop, you know you’re in for a great sandwich. The heavenly aroma of fresh bread and meats, some recent baking, and maybe a hint of bacon lingers in the air, and your mouth begins to water. It’s really hard to choose from their delectable menu when everything looks SO good, but alas, you must decide on one (or two!), with the knowledge that there is always tomorrow.

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Broken Arrow Announces New Departments, Directors General Services Director Retires After 32 Years

By: Jennifer Swezey | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2021

The City of Broken Arrow is pleased to announce the selection of two new directors that will take over responsibilities of the City’s solid waste and maintenance services operations, respectively, which were previously managed under one department called General Services. Jerry Schuber will lead Solid Waste and Recycling, and Ryan Baze will lead Maintenance Services.

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New Mayor, Vice Mayor Elected in Broken Arrow Mayor Wimpee and Vice Mayor Gillespie Begin Two-Year Term

By: Jennifer Swezey | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2021

Following the swearing-in ceremony for incumbent City Councilor Debra Wimpee (Ward 1) and newly elected City Councilor Lisa Ford (Ward 2), the Broken Arrow City Council voted to elect Debra Wimpee as Mayor and Christi Gillespie as Vice Mayor at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 20. Wimpee and Gillespie will each serve a two-year term in those roles.

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2021 Grand Lake Summer Festival Season Starts in June

By: Kathleen Pixley | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2021

Grand Lake Festivals, Inc. and the Grove Area Chamber of Commerce again partner for a great kick-off to a safe and festive 2021 summer festival series. The American Heritage Music Festival and Grand Lake National Fiddle Contest will be held June 10, 11 and 12, joining the Chamber for the Toes in the Grand weekend at Wolf Creek Park in Grove, OK.

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Wild West Kids Camp Reservations Due

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2021

Will’s Wild West Kids Camp will take on a new format this year with three days of activities at the Will Rogers Memorial June 21-23. Hands-on projects will help children, ages 5-12, how to relate life on the western frontier in the time of Will Rogers, born in 1879.

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Pet Food Drive and Adoption Event At Claremore's Dave's RV

By: Value News | Category: Pets | Issue: May 2021

Dave's RV in Claremore is hosting a Pet Adoption and Pet Food Drive! Dave's RV will be collecting bags of dog and cat food the entire month of May 2021. The bags must be new and unopened. Everyone that brings in a 30 lb. bag or more of dog or cat food will receive their choice of $500 off the purchase of an RV, or 15 percent off parts.

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May is National Osteoporosis Month: Dr. James R. Webb Offers Free Bone Density Scans

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2021

Osteoporosis can be as deadly as heart disease. In the 1980s, the disease was naturally considered a normal process of aging. As medicine evolved, it became evident that Osteoporosis was connected to fractures. Today, medicine shows that not everyone with Osteoporosis has low bone density and people can have ‘fragility fractures’ as a result of the disease’s progression.

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AVB Promotes Adam Doubek to Internal Control Officer

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2021

AVB Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Adam Doubek. Doubek will be transitioning to the position of Internal Control Officer. He will serve as the bank’s Enterprise Risk Management Program Manager that includes implementation and oversight responsibility. Along with performing all branch audit functions, preparing tracking reports for management response and resolution to report findings and recommendations for internal and external audits and regulatory exams.

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AVB Bank Announces New Director of Human Resources

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2021

AVB Bank proudly announces the hiring of Candice Fuqua, who will serve as the Bank’s Director of Human Resources (HR). Fuqua will be responsible for planning and managing human resource programs and strategies for the bank, including recruiting and retention, employee relations and engagement, and day-to-day procedures.

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Tulsa’s “Guaranteed Lowest Price” Home Improvement Center I Can Do That! A DIY Dream at Home Outlet of Tulsa

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2021

A new and exciting way to shop for your next home remodel will have you saying, “I can do that!” Home Outlet of Tulsa welcomes you to experience their unmatched quality, value, selection, and service for your next home project!

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Spring Cleaning! Great Ways to Keep Your Home Safe and Smelling Great

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2021

Winter has finally faded away and spring colors are in bloom. While it might look restorative outside your home, your chimney and dryer vents may still be dealing with a gloomy, cold weather hangover. A good spring cleaning is an opportunity to refresh your home and enable you to enjoy all the benefits of Oklahoma’s seasonal change.

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Unusual Pet Companions

By: Chris Putman | Category: Pets | Issue: April 2021

While the typical cat or dog remains the No. 1 and two picks respectively for pet ownership, some people prefer to think outside of the litter box when choosing their household companion. Among some of the most popular pets are fish, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs or birds.

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Photography Basics

By: Chris Putman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2021

As the saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. If that is true that picture better be a doozie, and quality photography doesn’t usually come without some seasoned skill. Most rookie shutterbugs fall in love with their own pictures and brag how they captured the most stunning expression on their subject’s face, but they are blind to the fact there is a flagpole in the background that looks like it is protruding out of their subject’s head. Many novices think they have captured the best landscape photo with brilliantly colored field flowers with snowcapped mountains framing the shot, but they didn’t notice that there is an overflowing trash can in the foreground that could have easily been framed out if they had just slowed down and did a check of each element within the frame.

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Déjà Vu 70th Annual Garden Tour, May 1, 2021

By: Brenda Michael-Haggard | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2021

Tulsa Garden Club’s 70th Annual Garden Tour, Déjà Vu, showcases homeowner-inspired and professionally-designed landscape, hardscape, lightscape and water elements of four private mid-town Tulsa gardens. Tour Chair Cindy Davis notes, “Patrons enjoy an exclusive Déjà Vu Tour launch and recognition reception, Friday evening, April 30.” Charcuteray’s individually-boxed gourmet delights, beverages and entertainment will be stationed in three new private residences dubbed “Georgetown” just off Brookside.

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AVB Promotes Adam Doubek to Internal Control Officer

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2021

AVB Bank is pleased to announce the promotion of Adam Doubek. Doubek will be transitioning to the position of Internal Control Officer. He will serve as the bank’s Enterprise Risk Management Program Manager that includes implementation and oversight responsibility.

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AVB Bank Announces New Director of Human Resources

By: Cooper Rash | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2021

AVB Bank proudly announces the hiring of Candice Fuqua, who will serve as the Bank’s Director of Human Resources (HR). Fuqua will be responsible for planning and managing human resource programs and strategies for the bank, including recruiting and retention, employee relations and engagement, and day-to-day procedures.

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Real Life Love Story: Zwick Love Story

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2021

Once a teacher, always a teacher. If an individual becomes very skilled in a specific area, some develop a compelling drive to want to pass on that expertise to others. That seems to be the case with one Broken Arrow couple, Charles and Becky Zwick.

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Dream Big at the Spring Home and Outdoor Living Expo!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2021

Hello, Spring! Now is the time to freshen things up at home, and maybe even begin those new projects you’ve been dreaming about! It’s the perfect time for the Home and Outdoor Living Expo! In its sixth year, Tulsa Home Shows expertly brings together hundreds of exhibitors, showcasing the area’s best in home improvement providers, April 23-25.

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Eco-Friendly Car Wash Offers a Higher Level of Clean

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: April 2021

There is something so completely satisfying about a trip to the car wash on a pretty day. For the absolute best clean in Claremore, West Side Car Wash hits the spot. The facility, located at 122 N. Davis Ave., has been the highest quality wash in town since August 2019. People drive great distances to take advantage of their automatic and self-serve clean, and a unique, technologically advanced facility.

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Home of Hope and Rogers County Training Center Hosts 36th Annual Golf Classic

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2021

On May 7, 2021, RCTC will host their 36th annual Golf Classic and 19th Hole Silent Auction. The tournament will take place at the Heritage Hills Golf Course, with proceeds directly supporting people with developmental and other disabilities at RCTC, and job sites in the surrounding area. The Classic is a 4-man scramble with designated tee times and flights. A Hole-in-One prize of a new car will be sponsored by Kissee Ford. Home-cooked hamburgers and hotdogs, as well as lots of exciting golf games, will make for a fun day on a beautiful course.

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Tulsa’s “Guaranteed Lowest Price” Home Improvement Center I Can Do That! A DIY Dream at Home Outlet of Tulsa

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2021

A new and exciting way to shop for your next home remodel will have you saying, "I can do that!" Home Outlet of Tulsa welcomes you to experience their unmatched quality, value, selection, and service for your next home project! Home Outlet, located at 7030 S. Memorial Drive, is an employee-owned and operated building supply retailer that offers the guaranteed lowest prices on quality kitchen, bath, and flooring remodel for DIY products. Customers will find an extensive array of products to fit any budget, project and style. A Lowest Price Guarantee makes it even easier to have the kitchen or bath of your dreams.

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Spring Cleaning! Great Ways to Keep Your Home Safe and Smelling Great

By: Value News | Category: Professional Services | Issue: April 2021

Winter has finally faded away and spring colors are in bloom. While it might look restorative outside your home, your chimney and dryer vents may still be dealing with a gloomy, cold weather hangover. A good spring cleaning is an opportunity to refresh your home and enable you to enjoy all the benefits of Oklahoma’s seasonal change.

Read Full Article

Auto Tech for Teens Bob Moore Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram of Tulsa’s service department invites you to schedule your free car maintenance training session.

By: Value News | Category: Automotive | Issue: April 2021

When was the last time you checked your tire pressure or changed a tire? Checked your own fluid levels and oil? Learning a few simple skills can help you avoid a roadside bind. I think most of us agree that our vehicle is one of our largest investments that are important to our livelihood and independence. So why haven’t we done a better job teaching ourselves and children about taking care of our vehicles?

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Work & Marriage: Teamwork Makes Dreamwork

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: April 2021

It is said “teamwork makes the dream work,” and these words can apply to almost any situation as motivation to work together, but for Troy and Debbie Edmonds, it means a little bit more.

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The Value of Laughter

By: Chris Putman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2021

Adults do this about 17 times per day. Children do it a whopping 300 times or more per day. What is it that children are doing that is outperforming adults so much more inexhaustibly? Laughing.

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A Toast to Summertime

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2021

A toast to summer - literally! World traveler and professional chef, Shannon Smith, teaches us how to transform a simple slice of toast into a gourmet snack, dessert or even a meal, and find recipes for some of her top favorite toast-toppers including a BLT with Scrambled Eggs, Lemon Chicken Salad with Almonds, Avocado & Crushed Corn Chips and a delicious Patty Melt.

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Fun for the Entire Family! The Will Rogers Memorial Museum in Claremore is host to many unique activities for young and old alike.

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: April 2021

Spring has sprung at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum and events this year are more fun than ever! Event dates are planned to include a “Barter Bash” for kids to trade toys, “Family Days” where you can participate in live demonstrations, “Shindig” with live music, and “Movie Night” in their newly renovated Will Rogers Theatre. There is more to do, see and participate in than ever before with more events on the horizon.

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Why Customers Love Tile by Tony Remodeling Meet the Catoosa remodeler who cares.

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2021

When it comes to making improvements to our homes, trust is a major component in making the right choice for such an investment. Tony Sementi, Owner of Tiles by Tony, is well known for his honesty and for the highest caliber of workmanship that he provides. Since 1982, Tony has built a highly reputable business that his customers trust, knowing they are getting the absolute best quality workmanship for their investment. Read more to discover how Tile by Tony can beautifully complete any remodel in your home.

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Love Your Home in a Whole New Way at the Claremore Home & Garden Show, March 26-27, 2021

By: Tanya Andrews | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2021

The annual event is a two-day exposition which features a variety of vendors who are offering free information to help those interested in full service to amateur and veteran do-it-yourselfers with home improvement projects of all sizes, as well as offering financing, new buildings, materials, plants, flowers and more, all in one place.

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Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club Announce the Officers for 2021

By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2021

Introducing the Officers for 2021, President Jennifer Brunn, Vice-President Celeste Tillery, Secretary Jennifer Weber and Treasurer Alice Meledeo. We are continuing to plan and prepare for the upcoming year. Thank you to Cherokee Nation Businesses, the Oklahoma Arts Council and to the many individuals who support, encourage and help us achieve our scholarship goals and bring cultural awareness to our community.

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Scholarship Applications for the Upcoming 2021-2022 School Year are Available

By: Value News | Category: Education | Issue: March 2021

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club sponsor ten (10) Cherokee students, male or female, entering college, with a $600.00 per academic year scholarship or endowment.

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Driveways Built to Last by LCI

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2021

One of the most under appreciated parts of a home may very well be the driveway. We walk (and drive) all over them! Incidentally, most people won’t notice how important this facet really is, until it’s in need of repair. Kalan Paul, owner of LCI Concrete, specializes in driveway replacement and repair, and is the expert to call when a driveway needs attention.

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A Taste of Nayarit, Mexico

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: March 2021

I spent the first two weeks of this new year in the state of Nayarit, Mexico, located on the Pacific coast, just north of Puerto Vallarta. Most people travel to Puerto Vallarta to enjoy the beaches and perfect weather, and I did my share of that. But, the main reason I went was to meet Chef Alondra Maldronado, a cookbook author who has lived her entire life in the state of Nayarit.

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Real Life Love Story: Love at First Sight

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: March 2021

Who believes in love at first sight? Isn’t that found just in fairytales? Isn’t love at first glance only found in television shows like “Married at First Sight”? Does that ever happen in everyday life and the relationship actually have a happy ending? One Tulsa couple says, “Yes!”

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Premium Steel Roofing Will Last a Lifetime ABC Seamless of N.E. Oklahoma is a trusted local residential and commercial roofing and exterior specialist.

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2021

As specialists in remodeling exteriors and protecting homes with the strongest materials available on the market, ABC Seamless of NE Oklahoma owners Ed and Leanna Yoder are local leaders in steel siding, gutters, roofing, windows and design.

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Get Your Motor Runnin’! with TNG Power Equipment’s Ultimate Outdoor Assortment

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: March 2021

Warmer temperatures and longer days are making their comeback, and the changing season not only generates the usual outdoor upkeep, but can bring a chance for adventure! TNG Power Equipment is the authority on outdoor power, offering service, repair and sales of mowers, hand-held equipment, wood pellet stoves, generators, power washers, side by sides ATV, GoKarts, and newly introduced mini retro motorbikes, and mini-Jeep style ATVs! They’ve got just about anything you need to get your motor runnin’!

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Pest Prevention is Peace of Mind Mother Nature’s Pest Control Offers Assurance

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2021

With the arrival of spring and warmer temperatures, destructive termites begin to swarm in masses, seeking to secure the survival of their species. They are indiscriminate on where they colonize, and the grander their numbers, the greater the damage they can cause. Shelia Disler, Vice President at Mother Nature’s, compares their situation to a scene similar to Game of Thrones. “Swarm season is mating time for future kings and queens, and they are working to build new colonies,” she said. “They are very social insects and there’s a lot of drama.” As with all pest control, prevention is key.

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Teaching Teens and Parents about Auto Care Bob Moore Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Ram of Tulsa's service department invites you to schedule your free car maintenance training session.

By: Value News | Category: Automotive | Issue: March 2021

When was the last time you checked your tire pressure or changed a tire? Checked your own fluid levels and oil? Learning a few simple skills can help you avoid a roadside bind. I think most of us agree that our vehicle is one of our largest investments that are important to our livelihood and independence. So why haven’t we done a better job teaching ourselves and children about taking care of our vehicles?

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Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club Announce the Officers for 2021

By: Debra West | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2021

Introducing the Officers for 2021, President Jennifer Brunn, Vice-President Celeste Tillery, Secretary Jennifer Weber and Treasurer Alice Meledeo. We are continuing to plan and prepare for the upcoming year. Thank you to Cherokee Nation Businesses, the Oklahoma Arts Council and to the many individuals who support, encourage and help us achieve our scholarship goals and bring cultural awareness to our community.

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What Does Our Tulsa County Assessor's Office Do?

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2021

The mere idea of property taxes might seem burdensome and confusing, but gaining an understanding of the fundamentals pertaining to the subject can be advantageous to every homeowner. Your Tulsa County Assessor, John A. Wright, believes that all citizens benefit by understanding the function, responsibility, and performance of the County Assessor’s Office, and how they work for you. A comprehensive website enables users with valuable tools that every homeowner can utilize and benefit from. Read more to discover how your County Assessor is working for you.

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Real Life Love Story: Nancy and Bob Stillman

By: Chris Putman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2021

Folks just love to hear the story of how a couple that has been married for decades first encountered each other. Girls giggle with delight to hear how the young lad was smitten when spotting the damsel for the first time. They are thrilled to hear how it was love at first sight, and then they married and lived happily ever after. But what if that blissfully married couple had a nontraditional first meeting? What if this couple met at a divorce recovery workshop—and one of them had never been married or divorced? Now that’s a twist of fate.

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Real Life Love Story: Angela and Brant

By: Danger Geist | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2021

Meet Brant and Angela, two longtime Oklahomans – though Brant would be quick to tell you that he’s a Northern Californian at heart, originally from the Lake Tahoe area. In 1979, Brant moved to Tulsa to study at the Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology. Brant thought he was paving his way for his professional future, but apparently, the move was meant to be life-changing in more ways than one. Brant’s roommate worked at Target, and his colleagues would sometimes hang out at Brant’s apartment, including one born-and-bred young Oklahoman woman.

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Real Life Love Story: Alexis and Jean

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2021

In a world overwhelmed by politics, racial tensions, pandemics and wars, people crave positive and heart-warming stories that take their minds off the chaos, such as stories of love. One of those stories is of Alexis and Jean Toussaint.

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Cooking with Cannabis at Pharmer's Market Introducing Med Pharm’s unique café featuring freshly prepared drinks, snacks, goodies, and cooking classes.

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2021

It's a very rare thing for a business to be built on the principles of kindness, but the very foundation of MedPharm was firmly created as a way to help people through the use of medicinal marijuana and as a means of supporting animal rescue and other local charities. It is their mission to share compassion through cannabis.

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Custom Cakes and Sweets for All Occasions

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2021

Who doesn’t dream of making a living doing what they love? For Haylie Choate, her ardor for baking and reading have helped her to build a business that she is passionate about, while providing her customers with a product that they love. At the Bookworm Cakery and Gifts, located at 119 W. Blue Starr Dr ve, in Claremore, customers can stop in for a tasty treat and shop for some of the most unique gifts items available for anyone who loves to read. Guests can find a multitude of clever items, such as literary-themed teas, home décor, candles, bookbags, bookmarks, and so much more. Customers have not only discovered a love affair with her quaint and charming shop but with her incredible baking and cake decorating skills.

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Real Life Love Story: Dr.s Alesha and Josh Baker

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2021

Do you believe in love at first sight? Are soul mates real? Many people are perplexed by the mysteries of love, but for Dr. Josh and Dr. Alesha Baker, there is no question.

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Right Cabinets at the Right Price Premium Cabinets of Tulsa counsels clients using style, flow and ergonomics as core principles in cabinetry design.

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2021

Recent events have given cause for more time in our sanctuaries, and for some, an interest in improving their spaces. Cabinetry is one of the most valuable improvements that can be strategically designed in a home, for functionality and style. Premium Cabinets of Tulsa has built a strong reputation for providing their customers with the highest quality in semi-custom cabinetry while maintaining affordability. They specialize in new, superior class replacement cabinetry for kitchens and bathrooms, and work with their clients on design for optimal functionality and inspired aesthetics.

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Nadia Yakshin Named New Assistant Vice President & Branch Manager at AVB Bank

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2021

Nadia Yakshin, former Assistant Branch Manager, was promoted to Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President of the Downtown Broken Arrow/Rose District Branch, located at 322 South Main Street. As Branch Manager, Yakshin plays an integral role in the day-to-day operations of the branch. Her responsibilities include supervision of branch retail staff and oversight of branch operations.

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Have a Greener Lawn with Fertilization and Weed Control

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2021

Fertilization and weed control are both crucial to maintaining a healthy, green lawn. Anyone who has taken the DIY approach to lawn care is familiar with trial and error in the yard. Too much fertilizer – or the wrong mixture – means the grass will burn up and die, effecting the exact opposite of the intended result. Sooner Lawn will determine the proper right mix of fertilizer to ensure grass thrives with minimal effort on the owner’s part. “It is important to water following fertilization,” says Tim Nguen, owner. With proper fertilization and watering cycles, owners will see positive results. Within weeks, thick, healthy grass will be growing.

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Get 1:1 With New Customers Why you need to exhibit at the Claremore Home & Garden Show, Claremore Expo, March 26-27, 2021.

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2021

Prospective homeowners who are considering a new build, remodeling, and decorating generally take the time to gather ideas for architectural choices, housing plans and layouts, and interior and exterior materials and equipment, especially products and services that feature new, innovative, and energy-saving attributes.

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A Winter Italian Holiday

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: February 2021

I’m often asked my favorite country to visit. Of the 51 countries I’ve visited, I can’t help but answer “Italy.” I’ve traveled there 16 times, and there’s just something about it that keeps me coming back. Of all the times I’ve visited, my trip in February 2019 was one of the best. Sure, it’s nice to go in October during the grape and olive harvest, but the crowds of tourists drive me insane. The first time I went to Tuscany, I learned to make this lemon pasta that is one of my favorite dishes of all time. And it’s perfect to make for Valentine’s Day, even if you’re stuck in Oklahoma.

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How to Create Your Own Vision Board

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: February 2021

So, how does one set these life-changing goals? What does that look like? Is it a New Year’s resolution? Most resolutions don’t make it to the 30-day mark. Is it a checklist of 10 things to accomplish before the year’s end? Many checklists are lost and forgotten along the way. One method that keeps the goal in front of one’s eyes is in the form of a vision board.

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Disinfecting Day Care and Children’s Centers

By: Value News | Category: Professional Services | Issue: February 2021

The latest in protection and prevention is available from Midwest Pathogend Services, serving Northeast Oklahoma and the surrounding areas. They provide a service using procedures, and technology designed for healthcare facilities, hospitals, and surgery centers using: Hydrogen Peroxide Micron- Fogging. It is a scientifically proven treatment to bio-decontaminate your space and kill nasty germs and pathogens like spores, viruses, bacteria, mold and fungi including Cdiff, Norovirus, TB, Legionella, Salmonella, Staph, Influenza, Measles, Chickenpox and more in every corner, crevice, nook and cranny.

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Port City Metals Partners with Midwest Pathogend Services for All Their Workspace Disinfection Needs

By: Value News | Category: Professional Services | Issue: February 2021

In a world where your biggest enemy is downtime, Port City Metals chooses Midwest Pathogend Services for all of its workspace disinfection needs. Port City Metal Services prides itself on taking care of the health of their employees while running a streamlined operation. Their company-wide philosophy is called: Intelligent Efficiency. It permeates everything they do – from stocking massive, ready-to-go inventory of steel plate, to kitting parts for faster assembly; they are always on-the-go in their technology and processes.

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In Search of Spirits

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2021

With the changing leaves and a lingering chill in the air, the coming of Fall can conjure eerie inspiration. October is a time when many find entertainment in exploring the unknown, but for some, it is a year-round endeavor. Would you seek to find spirits in the dark?

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Guardian Angels

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2021

Angels are often depicted as fat little babies with wings that are sent into individual’s lives to give enlightenment, guidance, and protection. Not a very good image for building a person’s confidence in their wisdom and supremacy. As it turns out, however, they are very physically superior spiritual beings that are highly intelligent, very powerful and have specific jobs in the Kingdom.

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What are the Effects of a Full Moon?

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2021

What can turn someone who is amiable by nature into someone who is confrontational, have unpredictable mood swings, and even become violent for no apparent reason? It can result in more traffic accidents, increased suicides, and can even fill a hospital nursery. What is this powerful culprit that is so invasive and, at worst, even be destructive?

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Dreams and Their Meanings

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2021

Many don’t realize that people get a lot done during their sleep. They tend to clean house, so to speak, of emotions that have been in play during their day. It’s an overnight therapy session of sorts, and it’s a time to file away those memories made. Most of the psychological work is done during those mysterious minutes call REM or rapid eye movement phase of sleep. Bottom line, what is that nighttime movie being watched in our head?

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Soup Season

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: January 2021

I always think of January as the perfect month for making soup since the weather is chilly, and soup warms the body and soul. This January, however, I’ll be spending most of my time in Mexico where the weather is pleasantly warm. I’ll be studying different Mexican cuisines around the country, and I’m sure soup will be on at least one of my cooking agendas.

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It's Time for Claremore's Premier Wedding Show...

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: January 2021

The idea of planning a dream wedding is thrilling and exciting, with so many magical possibilities to consider! A one-stop-shop for all of the elements that make for most noteworthy nuptials can be experienced at the enchanting city of Claremore’s newest wedding show. Say Yes To I Do!

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How to Create Your Own Vision Board

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2021

There are some people who are achievers in life. You can see the focus in their eyes, and each step they take is deliberate. They know what they want, they know each move they must make to get to their destination, and their life reflects their intentionality. Then there are others who seem to flounder. Some don’t figure out what they want for decades, if at all, and some misstep time and again. What separates these individuals from one another?

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Jeff Galloway's: Train for a 5K/10K

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2021

Okay, so many of us have been indoors and gained a few unwanted pounds over the past few months. One of the best, lowest-cost ways, to improve your lifestyle and lose weight is to set a goal and train for a 5K or 10K. Realistically, a 5K is a great distance for a beginner; its 3.1 miles and you can prepare in just two months. We found Jeff Galloway’s training schedule to be efficient and effective.

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200+ Things to do at Home

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: January 2021

It’s always fun to do something new, but often we fall into the trap of spending our free time the same way. Let’s be honest, it can be quite dull and uneventful following the same monotonous routine day in and day out. Trying new things and enhancing experiences that already make you happy helps us relieve monotony, vanquish fears, boredom and allow us to expand our minds and learn. If you’re stuck in the same old routine, it might be time to try something new.

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Journey to Bethlehem

By: Danger Geist | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2020

Don’t let the pandemic steal your Christmas joy: stop by Oologah United Methodist Church on December 13 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. for a free drive-through Nativity experience that will feature live actors and animals re-telling the birth story of Jesus. Journey to Bethlehem while sitting in the comforts of your car!

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Save. Save. Save!

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2020

While most of us know saving money is a good idea, we often struggle to save for the future. Saving is not a one size fits all solution, but building a savings plan for your future is an important step to becoming financially independent. Talk with a wealth advisor about your personal goals. Your future self will thank you.

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Broken Arrow Breaks Ground on Brown-Kimbrough Arts Center

By: Jennifer Swezey | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2020

Together with representatives from AVB Bank, ArtsOK, and the Brown-Kimbrough family, officials from the City of Broken Arrow broke ground Wednesday, Nov. 18, at 2:00 p.m. on the new Brown-Kimbrough Center for Arts, Innovation & Creativity. The two-story center will feature multiple classrooms, flex space, gallery space, and indoor/outdoor areas to host events. This innovative space will be a unique destination in the Rose District and will serve to the enjoyment and education of the citizens in the entire metro area.

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Best Weight Loss Plans from BA Med Spa

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: December 2020

Simply put, BA Med Spa is in the business of improving the lives of the patients they serve. Their forward-thinking on behalf of their clients is thoughtful and intelligent, providing an innovative approach to wellness and self-care for the individual. They offer cutting edge services in aesthetics, beauty, hormone therapy, and weight loss. Their customized plans are tailored to suit the needs of each client, and they are progressive in keeping up with the latest in technology and trends. Read more to discover all of the new enhancements they have introduced to their incredible list of services to offer a healthier, happier holiday season.

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A Magnificent Gift to Mark a Most Memorable Year

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: December 2020

Undeniably, 2020 has been an unforgettable year, and holiday gift offerings have the opportunity to mark a monumental time in history. At J. David Jewelry, it is recognized that the jewelry industry is one of the oldest in the world, because of the story that each piece tells, and its intrinsic value. It is truly one of the most meaningful gifts one can give. There is no better time to mark this unforgettable holiday season than with an heirloom treasure that will last longer than a lifetime.

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Wagoner’s Gold – Discover Legends of History and Music

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2020

The origins of the city of Wagoner are unique and progressive, with an early history that tells an extraordinary story. Today, visitors can discover this vibrant past and more about its innovative founders by exploring Wagoner: The Early Days in the Wagoner History Center. Guests will also be amazed to find a mind-blowing music memorabilia collection in The Legends of Country Music exhibit. It is the massive collection of Jim Halsey, a legend in the music business, as a talent agent who represented such names as Reba McEntire, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Clint Black, Roy Clark, The Oakridge Boys, and many more. Some of the items in the collection that visitors can view include Gold Records, an authentic Grammy Award, signed guitars, and much more.

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Sweet Celebration

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2020

However you are spending the holidays this year, I hope you can make time to relax and appreciate friends and family, even if you can’t gather in person. It’s a good time to think less of ourselves and more about others. And what better way to share cheer than to make someone’s day by baking something sweet and delicious?

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RSU Public Television - The Signal

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2020

In March when the Oklahoma State Board of Education suspended the remainder of the public-school year due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, RSU Public TV came to the aid of public schools across Northeast Oklahoma by launching a new regional educational initiative called @HomeLearning. This effort addressed the growing educational need across our 24-counties in northeastern Oklahoma. For the first time ever, elementary and secondary students had ready access to over-the-air learning resources on RSU Public TV Channel 35.1 in order to complete the 2020 school year.

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Dazzling Lighted Holiday Displays for 2020

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2020

Celebrate the best of family holiday traditions at The Castle of Muskogee! Take a leisurely drive through the Castleton Village, which is filled with thousands of holiday lights and displays. The drive-through is FREE, and donations are gratefully accepted. Outside of The Castle, guests may enjoy rides on an old-fashioned hayride or the festive Castle Train, both of which provide visitors with a unique experience through the Castle displays.

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Spirited Holiday Gifting Ideas

By: Value News | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: December 2020

Holiday gift-giving can be easily quenched with a special libation. Adult beverage gifts will certainly out-do the ordinary gift card for the boss or client, and are always welcomed by the hostess who could use a little extra taste for the gathering (even if it’s a crowd of two). Here’s Jason Hower, owner of Kwenchers in Owasso, list of favorite people-pleasers he has stocked and guaranteed to take the stress out of your holiday gift-giving dilemmas. Let’s raise a toast and celebrate the season!

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My Comfort Food

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2020

It’s finally autumn, and with all that’s going on in the world, I think we could all use some comforting. For me, I find it easier to get my mind off my own troubles by focusing on gratitude and ways to encourage others. We’re nearing the holidays, and we could probably use some fresh ideas for comforting family, friends, or the dog, if that’s all you feel like comforting. My favorite way to provide comfort is through food, and when I cook for my loved ones, my own troubles seem to become obsolete. So, I’m going to share one of my favorite comfort foods…. White Bolognese.

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LIFE Senior Services Expands Medicare Assistance Program

By: Carol Carter | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2020

The Medicare Open Enrollment Period opens October 15 and runs through December 7, and the Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) at LIFE Senior Services is ready. MAP has been modified and expanded in response to COVID-19, offering additional health precautions and more convenient appointment options for Medicare beneficiaries.

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Success in Partnership

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2020

When banks tailor their products and services for business owners, they can be a powerful tool. “There are a lot of ways to do the same thing,” says RCB Bank Treasury Services manager Keith Moyer. After 25 years of helping businesses with their banking needs, Keith has learned that success is more than the products you offer.

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Dreams and Their Meanings

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2020

Many don’t realize that people get a lot done during their sleep. They tend to clean house, so to speak, of emotions that have been in play during their day. It’s an overnight therapy session of sorts, and it’s a time to file away those memories made. Most of the psychological work is done during those mysterious minutes call REM or rapid eye movement phase of sleep.

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National Fiddler Hall of Fame Induction

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2020

For centuries, the fiddle has brought people to their feet or to tears, and is a revered and exquisite instrument that pulls on the strings of the heart. Since 2007, The National Fiddler Hall of Fame has sought to recognize and honor the best of those musicians who have embraced and shared its siren song with the world, and for their contributions to the art form.

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“Thank You for Your Service.”

By: Nick Aston | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2020

Approaching Thanksgiving, it’s time for us to make our annual mental lists of all the things we’re most thankful for. If you haven’t included freedom on your list, please allow me to suggest that you do.

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A Soldiers' Memory Behind the Sign on Oklahoma Highway 169

By: Danger Geist | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2020

I’ll never forget my first drive into Owasso. I transplanted to Tulsa in late 2017, and it wasn’t until several months after that I had reason to drive north on Highway 169 to run an errand. On my way, I spotted a little green sign off the highway that read “Sergeant Schuyler B. Patch Memorial Highway.”

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The Son Does Shine at Gleam Guard

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2020

Phillip Booth was born to shine. In 1987, before he was even born, his father, Tracy Booth, founded Gleam Guard. Following in his father’s footsteps, Phillip is now managing the Tulsa office, with years of knowledge and experience of the company’s innovative technique and technology.

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The Best of the Season with Buy Broken Arrow!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2020

Buy Broken Arrow is the best way to support local businesses and maybe even win some of those shopping dollars back! From November 2 through December 15, make your way to BA to shop with one of the many participating businesses in our festive city, and get your tickets for one of the most exciting events of the year!

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What Makes a Well-Made Driveway?

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2020

LCI sets the standard on concrete driveway replacement and renewal. With over 15 years of experience and over 700 driveways completed, his company is focused solely on their niche and expertise, and are, therefore, the authority on concrete driveways. In order to achieve their exceptional grade work, there are specific requirements to adhere to, ensuring that the concrete work will last for decades. Read more to find out what makes a well-made driveway and how to ensure a solid foundation that will last for a lifetime.

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More Than Just Bingo: Tulsa SPCA 2020 Virtual Bingo Bash

By: Asya Proano | Category: Pets | Issue: November 2020

The Tulsa Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Tulsa SPCA) was founded in 1913 by local volunteers whose goal it was to provide care to homeless cats and dogs and also protect animals against abuse. Over a hundred years later, the organization has been continuously growing and with its shelter, clinic and various programs able to help thousands of animals. One of the Tulsa SPCA’s most popular fundraising events is the annual Bingo Bash, which was sold out in 2019, with more than 220 guests in attendance. Originally scheduled for July 18, 2020, it had to be postponed due to the current pandemic.

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The Diabetes Epidemic

By: Danger Geist | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2020

Diabetes has become the dark horse companion to COVID-19, as 40% of virus-related deaths during the pandemic have had a diabetes component. Of course, diabetes has been a medical rancor predating the virus, affecting 34 million Americans. Here in Oklahoma, 356,000 people have diagnosed diabetes, an additional 93,000 have diabetes, but don’t know it, and an alarming 35% of the adult population have prediabetes. The cost of diagnosed diabetes is estimated in Oklahoma to be $3.8 billion.

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Soldier, Scholar, Oklahoman

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2020

He is famous in Oklahoma and is well-known and respected for an infinite number of reasons. Dr. Clarence G. Oliver, Jr.’s list of accomplishments is extensive, and the level of integrity in which he has lived his life is that of a remarkable role model and inspiration to all. Many people have heard him speak, read his books, and know of his work and accolades, but there is something about Dr. Oliver some might not know: His favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.

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Miracle on 34th For All Nations

By: Asya Proano | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2020

Most of us would agree that the year 2020 has been incredibly difficult. With the winter holidays fast approaching, you can’t help but wonder how the current health crisis will affect our beloved Christmas season. While this is a time for families to spend time together, many people are questioning whether they can enjoy the festivities without putting themselves at risk for infection.

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It’s a Wonderful Life in Broken Arrow!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2020

The holidays will be looking different in many different ways this year, but forging a path to safer celebratory soirees makes anything possible. The Rose District in Broken Arrow is famous for their festive family fun, and the 2020 holiday season will be no exception!

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A Wonderful Tradition

By: Asya Proano | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2020

Nothing says Christmas cheer like a good old-fashioned Christmas parade. While many local events, like the Rooster Days, have been canceled due to the current pandemic this year, Broken Arrow has decided to keep the tradition going and still hold its annual Christmas parade. The theme for this year is “Christmas At Home.”

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Will’s Country Christmas Returns for 2020

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: November 2020

This December, the ghost of Christmas past will be paying a visit to Oologah for the annual Will’s Country Christmas celebration. Named in honor of Oklahoma’s favorite son, Will’s Country Christmas is an annual holiday celebration which harkens back to simpler times, giving the young and the young at heart alike the chance to see how the Rogers family might have celebrated the festive Christmas season.

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Sip and Shop at the Wine Walk

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2020

Need a girls’ night out? Looking for a romantic and fun new date night idea? The annual Broken Arrow Chamber’s Wine Walk in Broken Arrow is an evening of excellence with wine samplings, food tastings, and much more! On December 3, from 6:30-9:00 pm, Wine Walk guests will be treated to more than eight wine tasting stations and multiple stops for appetizer samplings from area restaurants as they sip and shop their way through the festively decorated Rose District.

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There’s No Place Like Wagoner at Christmas!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2020

Wagoner is a city of wonder during the holiday season. It is truly a Christmas destination, offering something the whole family will enjoy. The festivities kick-off on November 21 through December 27, with an array of lights, concerts, and other traditional favorites. Read more for all the details on one of the greatest Christmas celebrations in the state!

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HoneyBaked Ham Company of Tulsa to the Rescue

By: Mary Webra | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2020

This year, more than 2.5 million customers will invite HoneyBaked Ham to be an important part of their holiday gatherings from Thanksgiving through the beginning of the New Year. It all started back in the 1940s when founder Harry Hoenselaar patented the perfect final touch to his delicious gourmet hams…the spiral-slicing process. The company is still family-owned, and each product still employs the same procedures Harry created from the beginning…one at a time.

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Silly Oklahoma Laws

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2020

Most know, ignorance of the law is no defense, yet many laws are commonly broken and committed unknowingly. Some people think they are good citizens of the state of Oklahoma, yet they break laws on a regular basis.

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Talk to Your Teen About Credit Cards

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2020

You may not feel comfortable getting your teen a credit card right now, but it is never too early to talk about the benefits and risks of having one. Help prepare them for their financial future, and start the conversation today.

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Breast Cancer Awareness: Helpful Information and Resources

By: Chris Putman | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2020

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and the campaign was created to educate women about the need for early detection. One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Most of those women will never uncover what caused the cancer, only the certainty that the cell’s DNA was damaged. So, what can women do to fend off the disease?

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What are the Effects of a Full Moon?

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: October 2020

What can turn someone who is amiable by nature into someone who is confrontational, have unpredictable mood swings, and even become violent for no apparent reason? It can result in more traffic accidents, increased suicides, and can even fill a hospital nursery. What is this powerful culprit that is so invasive and, at worst, even be destructive?

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Prostate Cancer Awareness: Helpful Information & Resources

By: Chris Putman | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2020

Most people are aware that the number one killer of men is heart disease. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, nearly 700,000 men die of heart disease each year. So then what is the number two killer? Cancer. One type of cancer common to men is prostate cancer. How does a man be aware of and avoid the disease?

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Will Rogers Birthday, November 7, 2020

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2020

Steeped in tradition, the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club pay homage to Will Rogers Birthday. This is a free public event to be held at 2 p.m. on November 7, 2020, at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum located at 1720 W. Will Rogers Blvd., Claremore, OK.

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Indian Women's Pocahontas Club Awards Scholarships, 2020-2021

By: Value News | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2020

The Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club sponsors ten (10) Cherokee students, male or female, entering college or vocational school, with a $600.00 per academic year scholarship, along with one (1) recipient of the Oklahoma State University Foundation, Dawson-Nelson Akanadi Endowed Scholarship Fund and three (3) recipients of the Rogers State University Foundation, Foreman Faulkner Scholarship Endowment. Join us in congratulating these outstanding students and wishing them success in their academic endeavors.

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How to Prevent Dangerous Home Fires with Black Hat Cleaning Services

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2020

Get ready for cooler temperatures and a cozy home by first getting your chimney and dryer vent cleaned. Debris like birds’ nests and leaves, and creosote could be lingering as potential fire hazards in your chimney. As for your dryer vent, lint doesn’t just accumulate in your lint trap; it can also build up in your dryer vents. As most of us know, this lint is extremely flammable; it is the build-up of this lint that can lead to dryer fires.

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Thank a Teacher

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: October 2020

Whether you’re attempting the task of homeschooling your children or trusting the brave teachers in our schools, I can’t help but appreciate every effort made to educate our children in such a strange and stressful time. I was fortunate to have some wonderful teachers when I was growing up, and they had a huge impact on my life.

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Okla-Haunted! Four of Oklahoma’s Most Haunted Places You Can Visit

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2020

Our great state has an extraordinary history, with many a tale to be told about the characters of bygone days. Oklahoma is such a great place to live that some have refused to leave! Some of these spirits invite you to come and find them but ask that visitors always be respectful and make sure to abide by each location’s rules and hours of business. There is much to learn from the ghosts of Oklahoma’s past.

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Owasso’s Oktoberfest Honors First Responders

By: Value News | Category: Restaurants | Issue: October 2020

Break out your lederhosen and dirndls – its Oktoberfest time! Join Emersumnice Brewery for its inaugural Oktoberfest celebration to benefit first responders. There will be a variety of German food vendors, at least six more local breweries and plenty of Oktoberfest themed music. Games will include corn-hole, axe throwing and more. It’s planned to entertain the entire family and entry is free.

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The Word on Warranties

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2020

Car trouble can really mess up a person's day, and even more so a budget, when a plan is not in place for such mishaps. Most people are caught off guard when things go wrong with their vehicle, which makes having a warranty a really nice advantage. It helps to understand how a warranty can serve you when you need it the most. The experts at Suburban Chevrolet have the answers to help ensure you are prepared for whatever your car needs.

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2020 Rooster Days Events Announced

By: Alyssa Smythe | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2020

The Rooster Days festival committee is moving forward with the Rooster Days Run, Miss Rooster Days Pageant, and Rooster Days Cornhole Tournament this September. In an effort to preserve some portion of the festival and not have it completely canceled for the year, the committee felt they could proceed with the run, pageant, and cornhole tournament in a safe, socially distanced manner.

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Inside the Oklahoma Movie Industry

By: Chris Putman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2020

Nearly every business has been impacted by the pandemic recently, and countless industries have completely halted work and shut down to protect their employees and the public. One industry heavily impacted that an individual might overlook is the film industry. Movie theaters have been closed, finished movies have delayed their release date, and many film projects have been placed on hold, but good news hit on June 1st when Oklahoma entered phase three of reopening. Movie makers jumped on the filming bandwagon and quickly got back to work, but they have done so with health and safety precautions in place.

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Meet Your New Neighbor – Megan Quickle!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2020

Broken Arrow Neighbors (BAN) is a valuable treasure in the community, and just recently added a new gem. In March, Megan Quickle joined the team as their new Executive Director, and the light she brings shines brightly with a loving spirit and a giving heart. Stepping into her position at the beginning of a global health crisis was extraordinarily challenging. Together, the team at BAN made all of the necessary adjustments to continue to provide for an even greater need in the community.

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More Than a Transaction

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2020

In today's world, it's easy to be one of many customers, but there is opportunity to be so much more. Community banks provide a perfect example. When choosing your bank, look for one that treats you like a member of the family.

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Helping Your Business Rise and Shine

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Professional Services | Issue: September 2020

The Good Morning Network group meets at Panera Bread, 7110 S. 101st E. Ave, every Wednesday, from 7:30 am until 9:00 am. Anyone interested in growing their business and expanding their referrals is welcome to attend. The Good Morning Network is a membership-oriented group. The meetings are geared toward the training and inspiration of people who want to grow their business, learn networking and marketing strategies, and learn to be more successful in business overall. Group trainer, Billy Joe Watts is well known for his charisma and passion for helping others. With a heavy resume of boosting the businesses of others, his role with the Good Morning Network just makes good sense.

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Social Responsibility is the Backbone of Med Pharm

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2020

Med Pharm, a family-owned and operated business, is dedicated to providing genuinely sound and honest medicinal marijuana expertise. Giving back to the community is of the utmost importance to the owners of the dispensary, with the largest part of their contributions aiding local animal rescue programs.

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Drytect Does It All

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2020

For new or existing commercial and residential construction needs, there is one call to make for all of your construction needs. Drytect specializes in roofs and fencing, but are also experts in guttering, French drains, fence staining, restoration, plumbing, construction, and even landscape and design! There is nothing Drytect cannot do. "We are basically a one-stop-shop for anything related to construction," said owner, John Sipes. "We stand by our work, and we aren't happy unless you are."

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Premium Auction Among Traditions Returning with 2020 Rogers County Fair

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: September 2020

Despite recent changes at the Tulsa State Fair, Rogers County fair-goers can still look forward to the sights and sounds of the fair in Claremore as the Rogers County Fair will be held as usual this year. A few things will be modified, but the Fair will still be the kick-off event to fall that we all look forward to each year. Among the returning traditions to the 100+ year old fair will be the Rogers County Junior Premium Sale.

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A Pocket Full of Curry Leaves

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: September 2020

My travels to India gave me a huge appreciation for the vast and vibrant landscapes, traditions, and, of course, food. The mountains in the north with temperate climate have a wealth of tea, turmeric, and rice. At a guesthouse in Cochin, I was allowed to assist the cook each morning as he prepared the curries for lunch. If I had to choose one of my favorite Indian dishes using fresh curry leaves, it would be my Garlic Shrimp. It takes minutes to prepare, and it brings back many memories of southern India that I loved so much.

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Home of Hope's 35th Annual Golf Classic, '19th Hole' Silent Auction Scheduled

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: September 2020

Even in a year as unusual and unprecedented as 2020, like any good golfer, Home of Hope has found a means by which to play past its many hazards and bring back the annual Rogers County Training Center Golf Classic & 19th Hole Silent Auction. The 35th Annual Rogers County Training Center Golf Classic & 19th Hole Silent Auction is scheduled for Friday, September 19, at Heritage Hills Golf Course in Claremore. The tournament itself is a four-man scramble format with designated tee times and flights. Although there is no limit to the number of golfers or teams allowed, tee times can fill up early, so early sign-up is strongly encouraged.

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Advanced Disinfection Methods Case Study

By: Tom Fink | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2020

Lord & Ladies Child Development Center owner says Midwest Pathogend Services provides “professionalism” and “peace of mind.” Midwest offers bio-decontamination services for healthcare, commercial, and residential applications. Midwest Pathgend Services is an area leader in whole space biological decontamination, specializing in public and private schools, businesses, nursing homes, and residences.

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Buffalo Wild Wings is THE Place to Host a Fantasy Football Draft Party!

By: Value News | Category: Restaurants | Issue: September 2020

Calling all Fantasy Football Enthusiasts, book your draft party now and score your 2020 Fantasy Draft Kit while supplies last. Fantasy Draft Bundles will be offered for dine-in draft parties as well as takeout/delivery for those who wish to conduct their draft parties at home. These winning bundles, combined with our draft kit, will certainly be a crowd favorite for our sports fanatics who want to continue their fantasy draft party traditions.

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Local Experts for Wood Floors and More

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2020

The elegance of wood floors is timeless and classic, and can elevate the look and feel of any interior. The installation and maintenance of wood flooring should be trusted to an expert with ample experience. In the Tulsa area, The Wood Floor Store, is the go-to place that the locals have entrusted with their wood flooring for over 14 years.

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Famous Oklahomans

By: Chris Putman | Category: Special Interest | Issue: August 2020

Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Vince Gill, Ryan Tedder, Reba McEntire,Woody Guthrie, Patti Page, Brad Pitt, Josh McKnight, James Garner, Kristen Chenoweth, Gary Busey, Joan Crawford, Chuck Norris, Jennifer Jones, Iron Eyes Cody, Ron Howard, Mickey Mantle, Troy Aikman, Barry Switzer, Billy Sims, Jim Thorpe, Belle Star, Shawntel Smith, Sam Walton, Paul Harvey, Oral Roberts, Stephen Hillenburg, along with many new rising stars like James Robert Webb and Preslea Elliott. Oklahoma is a state famous for some unusual reasons. It has more tornadoes than any other state. Who doesn’t know that one? It has a song that bares its name. It also has a boo coo load of famous people that come from within its borders such as singers, actors, athletes, astronauts, directors, politicians, entrepreneurs, criminals, and even evangelists.

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Celebrate ‘The Cherokee Kid’ on August 15

By: Faith Wylie | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2020

On Saturday, August 15, walk through the past as we observe the 25th anniversary of “The Cherokee Kid” and the restoration of Historic Downtown Oolagah, which began in 1984 under the vision of Wanda Sanders.

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Benefits of Online Banking

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2020

Life often takes place outside business hours. Need to transfer money into your account before dinner? No problem. At a soccer game and need to make sure the electric bill is paid? Check it instantly. You can also avoid late fees and set up automatic, recurring bill payments. The more time you save banking, the more time you can spend with your family, kids, friends or partner.

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Soaring High Over Oologah

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2020

Despite the cancellation of so many 2020 events, festivals, and social get-togethers due to the coronavirus, northeastern Oklahoma aviation aficionados can still make plans to look to the skies for the return of the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-in and National Day of Remembrance. Slated for Saturday, August 15 in Oologah, Oklahoma, the annual fly-in and day of remembrance event will see swarms of planes returning to the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch for a not-to-be-missed day of free family-friendly fun and entertainment.

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Beat the Heat

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: August 2020

"I’m usually traveling abroad, but this year is different. My friends around the world keep in touch as we all look forward to meeting again. Since most of us like to cook, we often send each other photos of whatever we’re making. In Italy, my friend Diane makes spaghetti with zucchini and garlic. The farmer’s markets are brimming with summer zucchini this month, and I highly recommend trying this recipe."

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Dedicated to Exceed Your Expectations

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: August 2020

South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge is one of the most popular destinations for auto sales and service in Tulsa. New Service Manager, Freeman Pate, began his leadership of the dealership earlier this year and extends an open invitation for all to see why they are the best auto service provider in town.

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Organically Altruistic

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2020

Danna Malone is in the business of helping people. As co-owner of Ye Olde Apothecary Shoppe, she dispenses practical and insightful solutions with compassionate care. The Shoppe, located at 5874 S. Mingo Road in Tulsa, specializes in the medicinal use of marijuana and cannabis products. This cutting-edge dispensary offers a wide array of products for smoking, ingesting, or applying as a botanical remedy for many ailments, including pain relief, anxiety, and inflammation. The dispensary is exceptionally veteran-friendly, providing much-needed care and resources with medicinal marijuana licensing and product care.

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Taste of Summer 2020 Rescheduled and Reimagined

By: Alyssa Smythe | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2020

Taste of Summer 2020 is rescheduled for August 22nd from 1-3 p.m. and is reimagined. The ice cream festival was scheduled to take place at Central Park Community Center on July 25th and feature a variety of activities for the entire family. However, carefully considering the rising number of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, the decision was made to creatively restructure the event.

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Emersumnice Brewery is Hopping in Downtown Owasso

By: Tom Fink | Category: Restaurants | Issue: August 2020

When it comes to brewing, timing is everything. Knowing when to add the carefully selected ingredients, how long to let the product ferment, and when to add the hops can make all the difference between a bad beer, a good beer and a great beer. Just as important as it is in brewing, so is timing in the opening of a new business – something which Emersumnice Brewery owners Donnie Eldridge and his wife Jennifer, found out firsthand.

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Bluegrass & Chili Festival: Volunteers, Vendors, Exhibitors & Cooks Wanted

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2020

The City of Wagoner has much to offer visitors year-round, but the most toe-tapping, hand-clapping reason to be in the beautiful and historic town will be returning in September at the 41st annual Bluegrass and Chili Festival! There’s no stopping this fan-favorite event that keeps on keeping on, and this year will be a most memorable time.

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Wings, Wheels, and Wishes – Where Hope Soars

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2020

A truly uplifting event will be taking place on August 29, at Wings, Wheels and Wishes, benefitting the Make a Wish Foundation. This fan-favorite festival of flight and fenders is foul for the soul! In its 4th year, the annual fundraiser takes place at Airman Acres in Collinsville at 12600 N. 73rd E. Ave, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Guests can enjoy fly-ins, a car show, food vendors, a kids zone, ice cream, a live DJ, raffle, silent auction, and more, all free to the public!

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An Open Door to Savings

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: August 2020

“We are a local, honest family-owned company,” he said. “At Discount Garage Doors, you get a discount on the price, not on quality or service.” Garage doors are available in a variety of options to beautify a home or business, including steel, fiberglass and aluminum, with a wide range of styles. One of the most popular designs for residential garage doors is an offering of wood look stains that include a 15-year finish warranty. A vast selection of wood stains can be applied for a customized look. Trusted brands such as Wayne Dalton, Doorlink, Genie, and Liftmaster are an integral part of the quality they provide. A five-year warranty is offered on all parts and labor.Investing in quality shouldn't break the bank. At Discount Garage Door, the pricing is perfect for quality and service, adding not only more value to your home or business, but to your dollar as well. For over 20 years, the company has served the Tulsa area, providing highest-rated garage door openers and service.

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Community Calendar of Events

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Merry Summer Savings Celebration

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2020

Now, more than ever, we all need something to celebrate! At BA Med Spa, it’s the 10th annual Christmas in July! This spectacular event is even more special this year, as the Spa marks a full decade of giving back to the community, with massive savings on client favorites, as well as some new combinations of services.

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How to Finance a Home Renovation or Construction

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2020

The more you know, the better your decisions.

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Oklahoma's Mysterious Mansions

By: Chris Putman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2020

When viewing homes today, individuals can drive through subdivisions and see houses showcasing a cookie-cutter look. They all seem to have similar designs displaying brick, stone and wood or some with the newer white farmhouse style, and most so much alike a resident could get lost in their own neighborhood. There are some houses, however, that pepper the state that are a standout and worth an extensive tour or at least a drive-by.

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Dish It Out

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: July 2020

"I can’t believe we’ve already made it through half of 2020! Summer made its debut quickly, after one of the most beautiful spring seasons we’ve ever seen. Realistically, I probably just noticed it more this year because I’ve been home instead of traveling. Nevertheless, I did my spring cleaning, wrote an e-book cookbook, and created a podcast where I chat about my travels and love for food."

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Grocery Giveaway to Those in Need

By: Chris Putman | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2020

With so many struggling on a fixed income and suffering from the economic effects of the pandemic, a local youth group is trying to touch lives in a positive way and make a difference. The youth group, pastored by Fabio Apolinario at Abiding Harvest Church, takes a proactive approach to put action rather than just words to their beliefs. Instead of being a group of young people that simply socialize, they focus on reaching out to others.

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Oklahoma Performing ARTs Holds Allenato Auditions

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2020

From June 22 through July 23, OPA is conducting placement into Allenato (an all-youth performing ARTs company) for ages 5 to 19. These young artists train in Music, Acting and Dance in a concert/performance format, with an emphasis on community service, leadership, and mentoring skills. Register at https://forms.gle/jmeVbkJsFioWRRPaA.

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RSU Public Television - The Signal

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: July 2020

The viewers of Green Country have really been watching RSU Public TV since the stay at home rule went into place in April. Public Television’s Broadcast Media tracking companies says across the country the coronavirus may have rocked our world but there is a silver lining to the public’s lifestyle change or viewing habits. And Okies are not any different. Nationally, according to these media tracking companies, television usage soared in the early days of the pandemic, (March/April). My hope is you will continue to watch and make RSU Public TV a part of your television viewing and get engaged with us on some level. We can’t do this with you (our viewers) be we are viewer-supported television.

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Community Calendar of Events

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How to Stretch Your Money

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2020

It’s a good habit to annually review your monthly expenses, looking for areas where you can cut costs. An easy start is to ditch disposable items. Clean with rags rather than paper towels or cleaning wipes. Before grocery shopping, plan out your meals, check your cabinets for what you already have, and buy only what you need.

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How to Be a Tourist in Your Own City

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2020

You’d be surprised how much there is to see and how little you probably know about the place you live. For some, low budgets due to job losses and being “Safer at Home,” it definitely put a dent in the fun of summer traveling this year, without a doubt. But just because you can’t go far doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time. Here are eight ways on how to do it and you can do it as a family!

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Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) Saves Lives

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2020

Accidental drowning is one of the leading causes of infant deaths but can be prevented through education and training. That's why Brandy Flewellen created Infant Swimming Resource, a program that provides life-saving swim and self-rescue skills for infants to provide more safety and security than floaties and puddle jumpers.

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Reveal Salon’s Highlights

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: June 2020

The aesthetics experts at Reveal Salon are a team, and the end game is ensuring each of their clients look and feel their absolute best. A wide range of services are offered at the full-service salon, including hair, nails, comprehensive skincare and anti-aging treatments, as well as enhancements for eyebrows and eyelashes.

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Coverage You Can Count On

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2020

H.O.P.E. stands for Helping Other People Everyday, and that's the motto that Becky Brown from USHEALTH Advisors lives by. Health insurance is a complex world, but Becky and her team specialize in understanding their customer's unique, individual needs and providing custom coverage plans that give them exactly what they need for a price they can afford. Their products include health and wellness, critical illness, specified disease and sickness, accident, short term disability income, income protector, term life insurance, dental and vision plans.

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Diabetic Shoes in Demand

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2020

John at Restoring Body Health and Feet Unlimited believes in the importance of caring for one's feet, especially those with diabetes. Their mission is to help their patients move better, feel better and live better. One of the many products and services they offer is Therapeutic Diabetic Shoes, which prevent and relieve the rubbing and irritation that regular shoes can inflict on someone with foot conditions related to diabetes. John has provided comprehensive care as owner and practitioner for almost 20 years and is a trusted Certified Pedorthist.

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Marcus Dupree - What is He Doing Now?

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Special Interest | Issue: June 2020

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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What is PermaSeal?

By: Value News | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2020

Deck staining and power washing may look good temporarily, but they always leave you with future hassle and expense. This is because staining and power washing only address the surface level appearance of wood and concrete, leaving them open to moisture. PermaSeal’s proprietary solution penetrates deep into the pores of wood and concrete and creates a molecular bond that permanently prevents water rotting. With this sealant in place, you will not have to worry about sealing your deck, dock, or driveway again, 25 years guaranteed!

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Buildings Built to Last

By: Duane Blankenship | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2020

Whether you need a storage building, pole barn, loafing shed, or other portable building, Inola Portable Buildings & Pole Barns can meet your needs.

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5 Steps for a Healthier Lifestyle

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2020

A strong foundation of health and wellness is key to the prevention of sickness and disease. Grassroots Healthcare is a family medical practice in Tulsa that takes care of patients of all ages, from pediatrics to adults. Rather than accepting insurance, they instead offer a membership program and visit-based care, allowing the physicians to keep costs down and spend more time with her patients instead of hassling with the insurance companies. In honor of the New Year, Grassroots Healthcare has made a list of 5 tips for building a healthier lifestyle in 2020. Click to learn more.

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Committed to You, Family and Summer Tradition

By: Renee Profitt | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2020

The Castle of Muskogee, Oklahoma’s 37,000 square foot Fireworks Retail Showroom, continues to improve your enjoyment on the Fourth! Imagine a Castle filled to the rafters with an array of pyrotechnic choices - that’s what awaits you in Muskogee! The Castle is air-conditioned, with accessible restrooms, paved parking and knowledgeable salespeople to assist. The annual fireworks sale lasts from June 15 through July 6, with special discount pricing throughout the showroom.

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Hurray, for the Home & Garden Expo

By: Frank Sawyer | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2020

Tulsa Home Shows invites all Tulsa area residents to come celebrate with them at their fifth Annual Spring Home & Outdoor Living Expo. This event will allow Tulsa homeowners to finally satisfy their pent-up need to connect with professional home service and product providers following the periods of stay-at-home orders, business shutdowns, and all the other drama and stress created by the virus.

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A Father's Day to Celebrate

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: June 2020

June is one of my favorite months of the year. I was born on June first, which means I get to celebrate the entire month. And, I get to celebrate Father’s Day, which is even more meaningful to me this year. My father is 79 years old, and he was one of the first to contract COVID-19 in Oklahoma. After six days in the hospital, he got to go home, and three weeks later he got on his bicycle and rode 25 miles. One thing I learned from him was how to grill a steak. Click to learn more.

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The One, The Only, The Original Gleam Guard

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2020

It may be difficult to keep your cabinets looking clean and new, but it doesn't have to be. Gleam Guard provides cabinet refinishing services that touch up scuffs and scratches, refinish the surface with a satin, semi-gloss or high gloss sheen, and make it as simple as wiping with a damp rag to clean, and the results will last for decades, unlike traditional oiled methods.

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Destination Oklahoma!

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2020

Summertime is here and Oklahoma has so many new and wonderful places to visit. There are many more fun and interesting attractions. Below are a few ideas to get you started in planning a fun and intriguing getaway!

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Ragin' Cajun Doug Kershaw to Appear at Cajun Festival, July 4 in Grove

By: Kathleen Pixley | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2020

The notable “Cajun Festival” Fourth of July is a real party filled with arts and crafts vendors, authentic Cajun food, Cajun music, and Cajun fun. The stage will be rockin’ wild on Fourth of July with the Ragin’ Cajun himself, Grammy winner Doug Kershaw coming to Grove! Louisiana’s hot Cajun Band, Chris Miller and Bayou Roots, returns by popular demand and will back Kershaw for two shows at 12:30 and 2:30, with several appearances through the day by popular crooner Clint Walker, and surprise guests on Saturday, July 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Enjoy the “hottest” Cajun music and the best Cajun food this side of Louisiana!!

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Call for Mural Artists

By: Julie Brown | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2020

The Museum Broken Arrow announced today it is extending the proposal deadline for their public art mural project, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mural artists are still encouraged to submit a proposal for this large-scale work of art to be displayed in downtown Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, on the south exterior museum wall. This project is sponsored and funded by The Museum Broken Arrow and grants received on behalf of several organizations.

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3 Ways to Teach Kids Good Money Habits

By: RCB Bank | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2020

Many parents teach their kids the value of hard work by paying them for chores. You can take this a step further by talking about what they can do with their hard-earned cash. Before you go to the grocery store, make a budget and shopping list of the items you need. Then have your kids guess the cost of different items. When you get home, compare the receipt with your shopping list and discuss the differences. Click to learn more.

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Rolling Through Spring

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2020

This year will mark the beginning of one of the most extraordinary times in history as we’ve all taken shelter in our homes to stay out of harm’s way. When the news of this mysterious “coronavirus” hit the worldwide news in January, I was traveling in Southeast Asia. When I traveled to Macao, which is the “Las Vegas” of Asia on the southernmost tip of China, there wasn’t a soul in the streets. Ordinarily, this city would be bustling with tourists and revelers, and I remember thinking, “this would never happen in our Las Vegas.” Looking back, I realized I got a glimpse of what was to come. Click to learn more.

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Oklahoma's Waterfalls

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2020

Oklahoma is graced with some of the most beautiful lakes with pristine shorelines in America. With close to 55,646 miles of shoreline, our state’s shoreline measures more than most of the gulf coast and Atlantic. Even more magnificent are the waterfalls. There is nothing like the beauty and essence of a cascading waterfall in the summertime. Have you ever considered taking a great waterfall adventure? You might just want to throw a picnic in the car and take a short road trip to some or all of these. Click to learn more.

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Why Choose Superior for Garage Doors, Service & Repairs

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2020

For 12 years, Superior Overhead Door has been committed to proving their name says everything about their business. They are committed to providing their customers with everything they promise. Superior Overhead Door strives to represent themselves truthfully by standing stronger than the competition. Click to learn more.

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How to Clean Your Home in 10 Minutes

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2020

Get your best clean on with these cheap and practically effortless cleaning hacks. Click to learn more.

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NE Oklahoma Students @HomeLearning with RSU Public TV

By: Clarice Doyle | Category: Education | Issue: May 2020

Rural and urban educators are joining forces with RSU Public TV to bring daily learning experiences to hundreds of thousands of northeast Oklahoma school children who find themselves staying at home due to statewide school closures. RSU TV’s @HomeLearning programming airs daily Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon. It features a range of academic and physical education options, delivered in 30-minute segments, taught by certified classroom teachers and community education partners from Tulsa. Click to learn more.

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Local Schools Awarded Money to Compete in Rogers County Prevention PSA Competition

By: Darlene Passmore-Armstrong | Category: Education | Issue: May 2020

Six of the eleven school systems represented in Rogers County chose to participate in a competition sponsored by the Volunteers for Youth Partnership for Success (VFY-PFS). The competition was designed to promote prevention and/or awareness of dangers associated with the misuse of prescription opioids and/or the dangers/consequences of underage drinking. The VFY Partnership for Success was able to provide $500 to each participating school to offset any expenses for supplies and/or equipment incurred in the making of the video(s). Another $500 was awarded for the first-place PSA in each category (opioid misuse and underage drinking), and $250 was awarded for second place in each category. Click to learn more.

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How to Train for a 5K

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2020

One of the best, lowest-cost ways, to improve your lifestyle and lose weight is to set a goal and train for a 5K or 10K. Realistically, a 5K is a great distance for a beginner; its 3.1 miles and you can prepare in just two months. We found Jeff Galloway’s training schedule to be efficient and effective. Jeff has worked with over 300,000 runners of all ages and abilities and is the inventor of the Galloway RUN-WALK-RUN method. His innovative ideas have opened up the possibility of running and completing a marathon to almost everyone. Click to learn more.

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Getting in Step with Custom Orthotics

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2020

Every patient is unique and individualized specialty care is the optimal path toward recovery and overall health improvement. At Restoring Body Health and Feet Unlimited, John and his team provide customized care with a mission to help their patients move better, feel better and live better. They specialize in manual osteopathic manipulation, therapeutic diabetic shoes, ankle-foot orthotics, and custom-made orthotics using the latest technology and thorough examination procedures. Click to learn how their methods heal pain, discomfort and other issues.

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Shopping Local Speeds Economic Recovery

By: Tanya Andrews | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2020

COVID-19, a name that will not be forgotten for a long time, has brought tourism to a screeching halt. Spring is one of the busiest times in Claremore with numerous events; sports by RSU, our high schools and recreation leagues; graduations, reunions and weddings…except for this year. COVID-19 is and has been devastating-killing our residents or making them very ill for an extended amount of time. It has changed the way we communicate, the way we shop, the way we celebrate, the way we gather and the way we entertain. We are all trying to stay safe and healthy and our team at Visit Claremore encourages you to continue, but maybe it is time to get out a little? Click to learn more.

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Fence & Roof Damage Experts

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2020

Oklahoma weather can be extremely damaging to roofs, decks, fences, and more. After working in the construction industry for over a decade, Scot Willis started the company Advantage Roofing & Construction in 2017 to work on projects including roofing, fencing, decks, siding and various repair projects for residential homes and commercial buildings. Scot prioritizes building a reputation of high-integrity for the business and its employees, from using quality materials to making sure customers are satisfied throughout the entire process. Click to learn more.

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Hail Damaged Roof?

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2020

The business model at Dun-Rite Roofing in Owasso is built on quality service, competitive pricing, and integrity. They don't believe in conducting door-to-door solicitations following area weather incidents and vows only to give customers what they need for their specific situation, rather than inflating services or material costs for a profit. Their new location includes a beautiful, expanded showroom located just off Highway 20. Click to learn more about their business and how they can help meet your roofing needs.

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Who is the Best Concrete Driveway Contractor?

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2020

In any industry, having a specialized niche in a particular market may seem like it would give a business an edge. For LCI, this is an absolute truth, as they proudly proclaim, “We do driveways!” Owner, Kalan Paul, comes from a background of custom luxury home development and believes this experience is a great resource for his clients, making LCI Concrete the authority when it comes to driveway repair or replacement, beginning with an analysis of your concrete, from the curb to your front door. Click to learn more.

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Preventing Dryer Vent & Chimney Fires

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2020

Dryer duct cleaning is sometimes overlooked by homeowners but should be a top priority regarding fire safety. Many home fires are caused every year by the lint that gets trapped within the pipes and once ignited can quickly burn throughout a home. David Harris, chimney sweep and owner of Black Hat Cleaning Services, has been in business for over 42 years and also offers air duct and dryer vent cleaning to best optimize the quality of the air and prevent fire hazards. David's signature look is his tall, black top hat, which to him is a symbol of his honesty and dedication to his customers. Click to learn more.

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Coverage You Can Count On

By: Value News | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2020

H.O.P.E. stands for Helping Other People Everyday, and that's the motto that Becky Brown from USHEALTH Advisors lives by. Health insurance is a complex world, but Becky and her team specialize in understanding their customer's unique, individual needs and providing custom coverage plans that give them exactly what they need for a price they can afford. Their products include health and wellness, critical illness, specified disease and sickness, accident, short term disability income, income protector, term life insurance, dental and vision plans. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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How to Plan Your Remodeling Project, Do's & Don'ts

By: Chris Putman | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2020

Remodeling a home can be an overwhelming undertaking, and many property holders may not know where to start. Many aspects need to be taken into consideration including permits, tools, DIY skill evaluation, researching the right contractors, scheduling, and more. Read our guide on how to tackle your renovations efficiently and effectively at ValueNews.com.

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Excellence in Roofing, Siding and Guttering Solutions

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: April 2020

Spring into warmer weather with home beautification, durable products and quality services available from ABC Seamless of NE Oklahoma. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Raising the Bar: New Management at Bob Moore Service Center

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: April 2020

Bob Moore Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram in Tulsa is well-known for their longevity and customer service as a family-owned auto group in Oklahoma. In March, the service center leveled up in the excellence they provide their customers with the introduction of new management. Service manager, Cliff Koger recently took the reins and is excited to share an even greater service experience at Bob Moore. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Spring 2020 Fun-for-All Baby Fashions

By: Tom Fink | Category: Retail | Issue: April 2020

With Easter just around the corner, now is the perfect time to be shopping for that perfect spring dress, outfit or anytime ensemble – for the little one. At Claremore’s exclusive baby boutique, The District Baby, Easter and springtime outfits for baby girls – and boys – are currently in stock and can perfectly complement your wee one. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Restoring Balance in the Body

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: April 2020

The overall health of the human body is dependent on balance. When one part isn't properly functioning, the other parts have to work harder to compensate for it, which can lead to physical misalignment, pain, discomfort and many other problems. Manual Osteopathic Manipulation is one of the many services that John at Restoring Body Health and Feet Unlimited offers, and the goal of this treatment is to improve the body's structure and restore that balance with modern technology. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Is Everybody Happy?

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2020

Some of my favorite memories of Mammaw were at her dining room table, a round wooden table with six heavy chairs. She had a shelf in her cabinet full of orange Fire King bowls that we ate from at every meal. Mammaw didn’t cook much, but she was really good at heating up cans of soup or SpaghettiOs. She also made us instant pudding, but if she was really feeling adventurous, she made what she called “Mystery Pie.” Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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The Power of Time

By: Mary Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: April 2020

Compounding is a powerhouse tool when it comes to building wealth. When you put money into an investment account, you earn a varied rate of return on the balance. If you leave your money in the account, it can grow. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Churches Moving Online

By: Chris Putman | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2020

n the midst of schools, churches, and every organization that can move online has, one Broken Arrow-based organization wants to continue to keep a close connection with its people. While many churches have moved their services online, one pastor wants a more intimate setting than a typical sermon in the pulpit. Pastor Chris Buskirk of Abiding Harvest Church is staying in touch with his people through online technology. Instead of transmitting a live stream message from the pulpit in an otherwise empty building, he instead is going to broadcast his Sunday morning message from the church library in a fireside chat format. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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How to Beat Boredom

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: April 2020

Say, “NO,” to those words, “I’m Bored!” There are always creative things that we can do at home. You just need to put some thought and imagination into your day. View the full list at ValueNews.com.

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Support Your Local Restaurants

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Restaurants | Issue: April 2020

Our media partners are working together to help spread the word about patronizing our local restaurants and businesses during this crisis. It is of primary importance to continue our support and help these businesses as much as possible by making purchases from them via their online stores, drive-thru, curbside take-out, and pick-up and delivery services. View the full list of restaurants at ValueNews.com.

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Advantage Roofing & Construction to Offer Free Fencing Giveaway

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2020

Advantage Roofing & Construction will be giving away 150 feet of free fencing to a Facebook follower in the coming weeks. Advantage handles roofing, fencing, deck work, and various repair projects for residential homes and commercial buildings. Find the details and learn more about Advantage Roofing & Construction at ValueNews.com.

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Spotlight Series Brings Choir of Man, Finding Neverland to Broken Arrow PAC in March

By: Kim Vento | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: March 2020

The 11th season for the Broken Arrow PAC's Spotlight Series finishes up in March with two final shows. The Choir of Man, coming March 11, is the runaway hit of the international music and theater scene from the creative minds of Andrew Kay and Nic Doodson featuring 80 minutes of unadulterated entertainment that combines high energy dance, live music and foot-stomping choreography with the incredible talent of 9 ordinary guys who perform everything from sing-along classics to classic rock. Then on March 28, “Finding Neverland” follows playwright J.M. Barrie as he summons the courage to become the writer – and the man – he yearns to be. Barrie finds the inspiration he’s been missing when he meets the beautiful widow Sylvia and her four young sons: Jack, George, Michael and Peter. Read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Claremore Home & Garden Show is Your One Stop Shop for All Things Lawn, Garden and Home Repair

By: Tom Fink | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2020

Claremore’s annual Home & Garden Show returns to the Claremore Expo Center April 3-5. Dozens of vendors specializing in lawncare, home repair, and more will be attending to showcase their products and services and answer questions. The unique aspect of the show is that many of the vendors are local to Rogers County and the surrounding areas, highlighting the availability of resources available within the community. Learn more about the event at ValueNews.com.

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Drytect Innovation

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2020

From roofing and fencing to restoration and dumpster rental and even concrete and gate installation, Drytect does it all. Owner John Sipes built his business on honesty and integrity so that customers could get their variety of needs met with one simple phone call. They even use the latest technology including infrared scanners, sensors and drones to ensure the efficiency and quality of their work. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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With Mother Nature in Charge, Receive the Best Pest Control Service in Oklahoma

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2020

With warmer weather in our future comes not only sunshine, but unwanted household pests. For 40 years, Mother Nature has helped protect homes and yards from termites and bedbugs, as well as gophers and moles, mosquitoes, roaches, ants, spiders, mice, rats, and grub and armyworms. They also offer a lawn fertilization service, which includes weed treatment and lawn aeration. Attic insulation (which is pre-treated with boric acid to discourage pests in your attic) is yet another service they provide. Learn more about the services they provide at ValueNews.com.

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Wild Onion Feast Preserves, Celebrates Cherokee Traditions

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: March 2020

Indian Women's Pocahontas Club members preserve Cherokee heritage while sharing it with younger generations. Club members will host their annual Wild Onion Feast this March to reenact the annual springtime tradition. A live auction also will be held to help fund scholarships for young members of the tribe. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Can Married People Work Together?

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: March 2020

It is said "teamwork makes the dream work," and these words can apply to almost any situation as motivation to work together, but for Troy and Debbie Edmonds at Reveal Salon, it means a little bit more. This dynamic duo proves that a married couple working together can enjoy successful marital bliss and love their work at the same time! Read about the experience and wisdom they've gained at ValueNews.com.

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Coverage You Can Count On

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2020

H.O.P.E. stands for Helping Other People Everyday, and that's the motto that Becky Brown from USHEALTH Advisors lives by. Health insurance is a complex world, but Becky and her team specialize in understanding their customer's unique, individual needs and providing custom coverage plans that give them exactly what they need for a price they can afford. Their products include health and wellness, critical illness, specified disease and sickness, accident, short term disability income, income protector, term life insurance, dental and vision plans. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Specializing in Concrete Driveway Replacement

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2020

In any industry, having a specialized niche in a particular market may seem like it would give a business an edge. For LCI, this is an absolute truth, as they proudly proclaim, “We do driveways!” Owner, Kalan Paul, comes from a background of custom luxury home development and believes this experience is a great resource for his clients, making LCI Concrete the authority when it comes to driveway repair or replacement, beginning with an analysis of your concrete, from the curb to your front door. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Midwest Pathogend Services: Leaders in Whole Space Biological Decontamination

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2020

Midwest Pathogend Services offers bio-decontamination services for healthcare, commercial, and residential applications. Specializing in public and private schools, businesses, nursing homes, and residences, Midwest Pathgend Services are area leaders in whole space biological decontamination. Learn more about their services at ValueNews.com.

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Diabetic Shoes in Demand

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2020

John at Restoring Body Health and Feet Unlimited believes in the importance of caring for one's feet, especially those with diabetes. Their mission is to help their patients move better, feel better and live better. One of the many products and services they offer is Therapeutic Diabetic Shoes, which prevent and relieve the rubbing and irritation that regular shoes can inflict on someone with foot conditions related to diabetes. John has provided comprehensive care as owner and practitioner for almost 20 years and is a trusted Certified Pedorthist. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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4 Ways to Boost the Profit of Your Tax Refund

By: Mary Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: March 2020

When do I begin planning for retirement? How should I invest my tax refund? Is there someone near me that is the best person to help me with investments? Be smart with your assets. The best wealth management help is like a financial engine when investing your money. RCB Bank has well know experts who are certified investment experts who are considered as some of the 'best of the best.' If you don't already have a plan for how to use your tax refund, stretch your dollar even further for your future financial well-being with a savings investment. A 529 Education Savings Plan is ideal if you're planning on going back to school or saving up for your children's tuition. A 401(k) Plan is offered by some employers to help accumulate savings for retirement. If your employer does not offer a 401(k) Plan, a Traditional IRA or Roth IRA might be the best solution for your retirement plan. Mary Wood at RCB Bank shares her investment and savings expertise in this month's Financially Fit column at ValueNews.com. Locations throughout Oklahoma. See RCB Bank's Financially Fit column monthly in Values News Magazine and Valuenews.com in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Owasso, Collinsville, Bixby, Jenks, Sapulpa, Claremore, Catoosa, Inola, Oologah, Chelsea, Grove, Bartlesville, Muskogee, Pryor, Locust Grove, Skiatook, Sperry and throughout northeastern Oklahoma.

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A Family Tradition for 60 Years

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2020

Grigsby’s Carpet and Tile has been serving eastern Oklahoma for 60 years. But don’t be fooled by the name. They carry stone, vinyl, hardwood, cork, bamboo, custom rugs and even magnetic flooring. If you dream it, they carry it. To learn how they can help you transform your home, read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Renu Your Brain, Renu Your Life!

By: Emerald Dean | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: March 2020

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, drug-free form of brain wave biofeedback based on self-operant conditioning and considered to be one of the most advanced drug-free therapies of this technological generation. It successfully treats depression, anxiety, ADD/ADHD, learning difficulties, insomnia, memory deficits, as well as helps students, athletes, dancers, choreographers, politicians, CEO’s with peak performance by achieving optimal use of mental resources and can actually increase IQ. Over 12 years ago, visionaries, Barry Gardner, DC, BCN, and Cyndie Gardner, pioneered the way for neurofeedback therapy, in the state of Oklahoma, by establishing RenuYou Neurofeedback Brain Fitness Center. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Polished in Pink at Junior League of Tulsa’s Annual GEM Gala

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2020

For over 95 years, the Junior League of Tulsa (JLT) has been a treasure in the community, with a solid mission to improve the lives of fellow citizens while promoting volunteerism and empowerment of women. Their annual GEM (Going the Extra Mile) Gala is a bright and beautiful reflection of their organization, and of the women who are valiantly involved in it. In its fifth year, the Gala will be held April 4 at the prestigious and historic Mayo Hotel. Themed each year for a gemstone, tourmaline will be the headliner this year, and the party will be plastered in pink. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Be Kind

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: March 2020

A simple act or word of kindness can make someone's day, but an insult or offense can cut deep and stick with someone forever. It doesn't cost anything to be kind, everyone has flaws and insecurities and makes mistakes and just wants to be accepted for how they are. World traveler and professional chef, Shannon Smith, shares her wisdom and experiences along with her delicious recipe for White Chocolate & Blueberry Bread Pudding with Amaretto Cream Sauce. Read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Broken Arrow Chamber Annual Gala Award Recipients

By: Alex Risenhoover | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2020

The Broken Arrow Chamber's Annual Gala was hosted at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center February 1, where 16 awards were given out to a range of businesses and business leaders. This black-tie event is an elegant evening where achievements in business and community leadership are recognized and celebrated. This is one of the Chamber’s largest events of the year, hosting over 500 business leaders across the Tulsa region. Read the full list of this year's award recipients at ValueNews.com.

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Community Calendar of Events

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: March 2020

Don’t miss out on these events! Check out the Community Calendar at ValueNews.com to find out what’s going on this month or submit an event!⁣

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TNG Power Equipment: Mowing Down the Competition

By: Tom Fink | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2020

TNG Power Equipment in Claremore is now a carrier of Bad Boy Mowers, as well as the latest model of Ferris Mowers, which features wider front wheels, suspension seats and more. TNG owner Tim Johnson said the northeast Oklahoma-based power equipment carrier would "not be beaten on service," and boasts the largest showroom in a four-state area. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Free Advertising for Restaurants Coping with COVID-19 Corona Virus Operational Changes

By: Value News | Category: Restaurants | Issue: March 2020

As a community service, Values Magazine and Valuenews.com is offering all Tulsa metropolitan area restaurants effected by COVID-19 Coronavirus mandates a free advertising listing. "Our goal is to compile a list of local restaurants who are offering take-out, curbside, drive-thru or delivery service for patrons located in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Owasso, Collinsville, Bixby, Jenks, Sapulpa, Claremore, Catoosa, Inola, Oologah, Chelsea, Bartlesville, Muskogee, Skiatook, and any others in northeast Oklahoma," said Mary Bransford, publisher. If you want to spread the word that your restaurant is offering service, you can participate by contributing information. It's fast, easy and free...

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Remodeling Project Do's & Don'ts

By: Chris Putman | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: March 2020

Remodeling a home can be an overwhelming undertaking, and many property holders may not know where to start. Many aspects need to be taken into consideration including permits, tools, DIY skill evaluation, researching the right contractors, scheduling, and more. Read our guide on how to tackle your renovations efficiently and effectively at ValueNews.com.

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Gardening 101

By: Chris Putman | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2020

The weather is turning warm, and the desire to work in the open air is on the minds of outdoor enthusiasts. For those who enjoy the reward of reaping a bounty at the end of their labor, it’s the time of year to get started working the soil. Whether a master gardener or a greenhorn who would like to give vegetable gardening a first try, there are some important steps to follow and trial and error is usually the best teacher. Learn about when and where to plant, how to plan, troubleshooting, and special tips to maximize your gardening potential at ValueNews.com.

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Inspiration Cultivation at SpringFest!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: March 2020

The Tulsa Garden Center will host their annual Springfest April 10-11, with something for everyone! Find your cultivation inspiration with an array of plants for sale, as well as resources to learn more about the plants you choose and the garden that you tend. Festivities will include a kid zone, food trucks and concessions, almost 100 vendors, and much more! Read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Tulsa IrishFest Returns to the Guthrie Green the Weekend of St. Patrick’s Day

By: Ryan Howell | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: March 2020

St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Guthrie Green will once again be home to Tulsa IrishFest, a family-friendly festival celebrating Irish music, culture, and food. Throughout the weekend, there will be live performances from Ashely Davis (Kansas City), Skerryvore (Scotland), Cassie & Maggie (Nova Scotia), and special performances from the Goode Academy of Irish Dance. The festival at Guthrie Green will also include food trucks, Celtic vendors for shopping, a huge kid’s zone with traditional Irish games, and tons of other free fun! Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Mixin' at ah-Sigh-e!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Restaurants | Issue: March 2020

It’s easier to look and feel your best when given the right tools. For many, the quest for optimal health and wellness is one way to achieve success, and feeling good about personal style can be another. At ah-Sigh-e, you can have both! Located in Bixby at 12345 S. Memorial Drive, ah-Sigh-e serves up deliciously nutritious acai bowls and smoothies, as well as other wholesome goodies. Recently, they have added a stylish little boutique, giving guests an opportunity to satisfy their taste not only in flavor, but in style. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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A Winter Italian Holiday

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: February 2020

World traveller and professional chef, Shannon Smith, has visited Rome 16 times! This past year she decided to visit the country during its low peak season, February. Smith was surprised how quiet and empty the streets of Italy were as she and her friend were able to enjoy their visit a lot more without tourists. Read about Chef Shannon’s food-filled Italian adventure at ValueNews.com.

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Now is the Time to Get Ready for the Spring Planting Season

By: Tom Fink | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2020

Late winter is the ideal time to plan and prepare a spring garden, including checking soil nutrients, choosing which plants to grow, figuring out the best time to plant them and creating the ideal environment for them to thrive. Stillwater Milling has the knowledge and tools to help gardeners be successful, and manager Alan Schroeder shares his expertise on soil pH, fertilizers, pesticides and more. Read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Flowers and Happiness for 75 Years

By: Tom Fink | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: February 2020

Dorothy’s flower shop on Main Street in Claremore celebrates 75 years this February. Dorothy’s first opened Feb.1,1945 under its original owner Dorothy Bernet. In honor of the 75th anniversary, the shop will be offering special deals at “1945 prices”. By following the company on Facebook and Instagram, guests will be notified of the “throwback” price of the month. Find more details at ValueNews.com.

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Plan Now to Exhibit at the Claremore Home & Garden Expo

By: Tom Fink | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2020

Warmer weather is approaching, which means home improvement projects are underway. The Claremore Home & Garden Show is the perfect opportunity for vendors to showcase their products to thousands and exhibitors to gain Spring and home improvement inspiration. The free three-day event will be held April 3-5 at the Claremore Expo Center. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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An Open Door to Savings

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: February 2020

Investing in quality shouldn't break the bank. At Discount Garage Door, the pricing is perfect for quality and service, adding not only more value to your home or business, but to your dollar as well. For over 20 years, the company has served the Tulsa area, providing highest-rated garage door openers and service. To learn more about Discount Garage Door at ValueNews.com.

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Fathers and Daughters Bond Over Boots, Bling at Me & My Guy Dance

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2020

Fathers and daughters bond over boots and bling at the Me & My Guy Dance, held by Rogers County Youth Services. Sponsorship for the event helps raise funds to benefit Rogers County Youth Services. The Me and My Guy Dance will be Saturday, Feb. 22 from 6-9p.m. at the Dr. Carolyn Taylor Center at Rogers State University. To learn more, visit ValueNews.com.

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Volunteers for Youth’s Annual Chair-ity Auction Fundraiser Brings Back the Roaring Twenties

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2020

Pull up a chair! The Roaring 20s returns at the Volunteers for Youth annual Chair-ity Auction. The 1920s-themed event is planned to raise funds for programs to benefit local youth in Rogers County. Live and silent auction items are available. The Chair-ity Auction will be held March 7 at 6:30 p.m. at the Claremore Convention Center. Tickets may be purchased at the door for $35 each or $60 for two. Find the details at ValueNews.com.

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Nurturing the Roots of Strong Academic Growth

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Education | Issue: February 2020

A child's educational development will meet many obstacles, creating challenges that can sometimes seem impossible to overcome. Dr. Trissy Pitkin, a certified Educational Therapist, partners with children and parents to help children reach their fullest academic potential. At the Academic Advantage Academy, she specializes in Dyslexia, ADHD, Study Skills Academy and so much more! To learn more about Dr. Trissy Pitkin, visit ValueNews.com.

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The Wright Answers

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2020

Most people are less than enthusiastic when it comes to property taxes, but Tulsa County Assessor, John A. Wright, believes that all citizens benefit by understanding the function, responsibility, and performance of the Tulsa County Assessor’s office, and how they work for you. Read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Funding Your Retirement - Balance Approach

By: Kelly Hutchinson | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2020

Imagine your retirement fund as a well-balanced four-legged stool, with each leg representing a funding source to build a sturdier retirement savings plan. The four legs include an employer plan, social security, personal savings and retirement income. However you go about it, you have to sit on your retirement stool, so make it sturdy enough to hold you during your retirement years. Learn more in this month’s Financially Fit column at ValueNews.com.

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Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club Announce the Officers for 2020

By: Debra West | Category: Rogers County | Issue: February 2020

Introducing the Indian Women’s Pocahontas Club’s officers for 2020 including President, Jennifer Brunn, Vice-President Ruth Ann Weaver, Secretary Celeste Tillery and Treasurer Alice Brown. The ladies have been planning and preparing for upcoming events including the “Wild Onion Feast” and live auction coming March 14 from noon to 2p.m. To read more about the Pocahontas Club visit ValueNews.com.

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February Filled with Many Events at the Tulsa PAC

By: Adam Foreman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2020

February is filled with many events at the Tulsa PAC, including The Daedalus Quartet presented by Chamber Music Tulsa, Pianist Donald Ryan, “I Have Before Me A Remarkable Document Given to Me by a Young Lady From Rwanda” presented by World Stage Theatre Company, Marlee Matlin and Henry Winkler presented by Tulsa Town Hall, "Mozart & Grieg" from Tulsa Symphony, Malpaso Dance Company presented by Choregus Productions, "Dorothy and the Prince of Oz" presented by Tulsa Ballet, "Godspell" presented by Tulsa Project Theatre, "August: Osage County" presented by Theatre Tulsa and "Madama Butterfly" presented by Tulsa Opera. Tickets for all events are available at TulsaPAC.com or by calling the box office at 918-596-7111. Read more about these events at ValueNews.com.

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The Perfect Valentine’s Day Playlist

By: Chris Putman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2020

Music has a unique way of setting the mood, and finding the right song at the right time can make all the difference. Whether you're looking for a fun atmosphere, romantic vibes, memorable classics or peaceful acoustics, we've got you covered. Check out "The Perfect Valentine’s Day Playlist" at ValueNews.com.

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Coverage You Can Count On

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2020

H.O.P.E. stands for Helping Other People Everyday, and that's the motto that Becky Brown from USHEALTH Advisors lives by. Health insurance is a complex world, but Becky and her team specialize in understanding their customer's unique, individual needs and providing custom coverage plans that give them exactly what they need for a price they can afford. Their products include health and wellness, critical illness, specified disease and sickness, accident, short term disability income, income protector, term life insurance, dental and vision plans. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Nothing Sparkles Brighter Than J. David Jewelry

By: Teresa Bond-Mason | Category: Retail | Issue: February 2020

Nothing Sparkles Brighter Than J. David Jewelry. Elizabeth Taylor once said “Jewelry has the power to be the one thing that makes you feel unique.” Owner Joel Wiland travels the world to find one-of-a-kind pieces in order to make customers feel “unique.” J. David Jewelry, located in Broken Arrow and Bixby, treats every guest like family and goes above and beyond to help find or create that special piece of jewelry. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Broken Arrow Announces New Director of Engineering and Construction

By: TJ Gerlach | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2020

After a nationwide search, Ethan Edwards has been appointed as Broken Arrow’s new director of engineering and construction. Edwards joins the City from Cowan Group Engineering, LLC, where he has been the operations manager since 2017. His previous experience also includes nine years as the Water and Wastewater Division Manager, Principle, and Tulsa Office Lead at Professional Engineering Consultants. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Customers Highly Recommend Sooner Lawn Service

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: February 2020

Maintaining a healthy, green lawn is no easy task, and improper fertilization and chemical application can lead to a disastrous outcome. For best results, leave it to the professionals. Sooner Lawn has been delivering a six-step lawn care program from early spring through fall that gets rid of weeds and nourishes grass so it will look good year-round. They treat lawns with the right formulations for that particular grass at the right times throughout the year for optimum results, applying lime to regulate proper soil pH to allow maximum effectiveness of fertilizers, and monitoring for insects and diseases. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Are Dental Assistants in High Demand?

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Education | Issue: February 2020

A career as a dental assistant is much more than just setting up a tray. Dental Careers of Tulsa teaches students about all areas of dentistry, including X-ray training, infection control, anatomy, instruments and equipment of dentistry, oral surgery and office management while gaining experience interacting with doctors and staff during the course, as well as build new connections and an understanding of what will be expected in the field. Learn more about the opportunity Dental Careers of Tulsa has to offer at ValueNews.com.

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Unique Ways to Say I Love You on a Budget

By: Chris Putman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2020

The pressure of planning the perfect Valentine's Day is on, but rather than breaking the bank over expensive gifts and restaurants or falling into the roses and chocolate cliché, why not try something new and unique that will create unforgettable memories? In the end, aren't relationships more about experiencing an enjoyable time together anyway? We've made a list of 20 budget-friendly date-night ideas to inspire an outside-the-box Valentine's Day celebration. Read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Ask an Expert - A Financial F.A.Q.

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Financial Services | Issue: February 2020

Tax season has begun, and Rebecca Olson, president of High Tower Business Solutions, has shared the answers to some of her most commonly asked questions with us. High Tower Business Solutions helps clients gain financial success, not just at tax time, but throughout the entire year. Located in Downtown Broken Arrow, Olsen and her team provide bookkeeping services for both business and personal accounts. To learn more about valuable tax information and tips, read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Wagoner Hosts Grand Opening of History Center

By: Dell Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2020

After months of renovation, The Wagoner Historical Museum grand reopening celebration is planned for Feb. 28, 2020, at 3 p.m. featuring "Jim Halsey’s Legends of Country Music Exhibit" showcasing everything from a Grammy to autographed guitars, gold and platinum albums, stage costumes and more. Lieutenant Governor Matt Pinnell and other dignitaries will celebrate the reopening. Learn about Jim Halsey and the team of Wagoner historians behind the exhibit at ValueNews.com.

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Move Better, Feel Better, Live Better

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: February 2020

John at Restoring Body Health and Feet Unlimited provides professional care for patients of all ages including children, professional athletes and the elderly, helping them "Move Better, Feel Better and Live Better." He provides personalized treatments such as spinal manipulation, therapeutic laser therapy, Endermo and Presso therapies, low-level light therapy and offers products such as custom orthotics, postural studies, biomechanical evaluations, the "Moore Balanced Brace" and "Therapeutic Diabetic Shoes." Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Calendar of Events

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: February 2020

Don’t miss out on these events! Check out the Community Calendar at ValueNews.com to find out what’s going on this month or submit an event!⁣

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Trips on a Tank Full

By: Chris Putman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: February 2020

Looking for travel ideas for this upcoming spring break? Look no further, there are several “trips on a tank full” available not too far from home. For example, visit Springfield, Missouri to explore the Fantastic Caverns, tour the Askinosie Chocolate factory and meet the animals at the Wonders of Wildlife National Museum & Aquarium. For more fun trip ideas, check out the full article at ValueNews.com.

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It’s all about YOU!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2020

BA Med Spa’s mission has always been to improve the lives of the patients they serve, and in 2020, they will roll out even more ways to ensure their clients look and feel their absolute best! Big changes are coming in the greatest possible way! Massage therapy is the latest addition to the superior services they already provide, is more accessible now than ever, with membership and package pricing available in an effort to truly improve the lives of the patients they serve. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Do New Year’s Resolutions Really Work?

By: Chris Putman | Category: Education | Issue: January 2020

Writing a list of New Year's Resolutions is a popular way to reflect on your lifestyle and make adjustments, but is accomplishing these goals easier said than done? Fighting the urge to give up can be a big challenge and dealing with the guilt of falling short can be devastating. Is it worth it to make New Year's Resolutions, and if so, what's the best strategy to stick with them? Read the article at ValueNews.com.

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Are You Ready to Cut the Cord?

By: Chris Putman | Category: Computers, Multimedia | Issue: January 2020

Since the introduction of video streaming services in the late 2000s, traditional cable has decreased in popularity, primarily due to its high price. A one-time purchase of an HD antenna can provide around 70-100 local channels at no additional cost, and viewers with internet access and a smart device can personalize their streaming subscription services around the content of their choice for around $8 a month per service. With so many cable-alternatives available, it's important to understand what options are available, how much they cost and the pros and cons of each one. Read the article at ValueNews.com.

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Contemporary Compassion

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Pets | Issue: January 2020

The Tulsa SPCA will be opening their new state-of-the-art facility in January, and will provide veterinary and adoption services for cats and dogs. The veterinary services are provided at a decreased cost, to increase the accessibility of vital care for these animals. The new facility was a long time coming, replacing the old building that was built in 1931. There are many ways to get involved and support further progress, growth, and longevity of this vital organization. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Take 5! Tips for a Healthier YOU in 2020

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2020

A strong foundation of health and wellness is key to the prevention of sickness and disease. Grassroots Healthcare is a family medical practice in Tulsa that takes care of patients of all ages, from pediatrics to adults. Rather than accepting insurance, they instead offer a membership program and visit-based care, allowing the physicians to keep costs down and spend more time with her patients instead of hassling with the insurance companies. In honor of the New Year, Grassroots Healthcare has made a list of 5 tips for building a healthier lifestyle in 2020. Read the article at ValueNews.com.

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Second Helpings

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: January 2020

Whether you're sharing a meal with friends, family, coworkers or acquaintances, it's easy to get caught up in thinking about the quantity or quality of the food, but what matters most is building and developing relationships and appreciating the people around you. World traveller and professional chef, Shannon Smith, looks back in the experiences she's had in preparing and sharing meals with different people all over the world and the lessons she's learned along the way, and includes her original recipe for Chipotle Potato Salad in this month's Beads and Basil column at ValueNews.com.

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Getting in Step with Custom Orthotics

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: January 2020

Every patient is unique and individualized specialty care is the optimal path toward recovery and overall health improvement. At Restoring Body Health and Feet Unlimited, John and his team provide customized care with a mission to help their patients move better, feel better and live better. They specialize in manual osteopathic manipulation, therapeutic diabetic shoes, ankle-foot orthotics, and custom-made orthotics using the latest technology and thorough examination procedures. Learn how their methods heal pain, discomfort and other issues at ValueNews.com.

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Retirement Planning Life Stages

By: Kelly Hutchinson | Category: Financial Services | Issue: January 2020

Planning toward a financially secure retirement requires different steps depending on your age. The sooner you start saving, the longer your money has a chance to grow with compounding interest. As you get older, the temptation to raid your retirement savings to help fund your children’s college or to provide care for aging parents may be very real for you. Kelly Hutchinson from RCB Bank outlines a list of questions to ask yourself in order to maximize your retirement planning efforts in this month's Financially Fit column at ValueNews.com.

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Be Weather-Ready This Winter

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: January 2020

The extreme weather changes this time of year can wreak havoc on the internal components of vehicles and it's important to have a professional inspect your ride for safety as road conditions become more dangerous. South Pointe Chevrolet's service department offers a 32-point safety inspection and has the tools and expertise to "winterize" your vehicle and make sure your tires, battery and other essentials are ready to take on the season. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Community Builders Gives More

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: January 2020

Improving the energy efficiency of a home can cut energy bills by 40-50%, and Community Builders has up-to-date technology to improve insulation through siding replacement, metal roofs and insulated windows. They also specialize in bathroom updates, including Jacuzzi safety tubs for seniors or anyone who has a hard time getting in and out of a bathtub to lower the risk of injury and make bathtime easier and more enjoyable. They strive to provide quality and value and recently gave back to the community through their Home Makeover Giveaway prize drawing. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Be Weather-Ready This Winter

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2019

The extreme weather changes this time of year can wreak havoc on the internal components of vehicles and it's important to have a professional inspect your ride for safety as road conditions become more dangerous. South Pointe Chevrolet's service department offers a 32-point safety inspection and has the tools and expertise to "winterize" your vehicle and make sure your tires, battery and other essentials are ready to take on the season. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Advantage Roofing & Construction

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: December 2019

Oklahoma weather can be extremely damaging to roofs, decks, fences, and more. After working in the construction industry for over a decade, Scot Willis started the company Advantage Roofing & Construction in 2017 to work on projects including roofing, fencing, decks, siding and various repair projects for residential homes and commercial buildings. Scot prioritizes building a reputation of high-integrity for the business and its employees, from using quality materials to making sure customers are satisfied throughout the entire process. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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A Light in the Dark

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2019

The Demand Project is a local nonprofit organization that works to prevent sex-trafficking, prosecute offenders, and rescue and restore the lives of the victims. Co-Founder and CEO, Kristin Weis, is one of nine individuals nationally who have been appointed to work with The White House as a member of the Public-Private Partnerships Advisory Council to End Human Trafficking. This opportunity will allow Kristin to work with lawmakers to get to the root of the demand side of human trafficking, and shine a light on the issues that enable the consumers as well as the traffickers and dealers themselves. Learn more about Kristin and the Demand Project at ValueNews.com.

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Post-Repair Inspections Offered in Owasso at Pruitt’s Auto Collision

By: Tom Fink | Category: Automotive | Issue: December 2019

Some auto collision shops return vehicles to customers still with hidden damages or without fully repairing everything, leaving the driver with a feeling that something isn't quite right or putting them and their passengers at a safety risk. Pruitt's Auto Collision in Owasso now offers free "Post-Repair Inspections" to assess the quality of work that was done by other shops and determine if the job is really completed to pre-accident condition. From there, owner Randy Pruitt and his highly-trained team are able to make sure the job is completed thoroughly and their work is backed with a lifetime guarantee. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Bells Will Be Ringing in Rogers County

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: December 2019

This holiday season, the ringing of a small bell resonates the sound of hope for thousands who are hungry and homeless. The Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign goes from Thanksgiving to Christmas, and their fundraising goals are higher than ever this year. The volunteers collecting donations in front of stores believe in the generosity of the community and are giving their time to raise money for locals in need. Read the full story at ValueNews.com.

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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 ValueNews.com.

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Get Twisted This Christmas!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2019

There is a sparkle that comes with the spirit of holiday shopping, and Twisted Soul Sisters boutique offers sassy and stylish selections for the fashion-savvy, customizable jewelry and unique, high-quality gifts for all ages! Owner Kelly Corey has the shop stocked with brands like Dear John denim and Free People clothing, along with OU and OSU merchandise. Gift wrapping and gift cards are also available to save time and make gift shopping even easier. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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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 ValueNews.com.

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Cakes, Pies, and Cookies Just Like Grandma Used to Make

By: Tom Fink | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2019

Front Porch Bakery and Smoke House recently expanded the business, with a new facility that more than doubles the space of the previous building. Their menu features homemade cookies, cakes, pies, and more are made fresh daily, with a large selection of smoked meats prepared in the on-site smokehouse. They also offer gluten-free baked goods and a selection of fresh fruit jams, butters and spreads. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Kwenchers - Your Holiday Libation Destination

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Retail | Issue: December 2019

From eggnog to Gluehwein, Christmas beers and holiday ciders, and an incredible selection of wines, the experts at Kwenchers are able to assist in pairing the right drink for any occasion or choosing a thoughtful gift. Manager, Levi Woolski shares his recommendations for which beverages go along with different entrees and even shares recipes for different holiday cocktails in this month's article at ValueNews.com.

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Small Business Summit Honors Local Businesses

By: Taylor Costley | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2019

The Tulsa Small Business Connection’s mission is to educate, empower and expand small business in northeast Oklahoma, accomplished through year-round events and resources for small business owners and their employees. On October 24, the Tulsa Regional Chamber held their sixth annual Tulsa Small Business Summit to recognize seven individuals and organizations for the impact they make in their industries and communities. Tulsa Regional Chamber president and CEO Mike Neal stresses the importance of small businesses to the local economy, creating two out of every three jobs. Read the list of award recipients and find more details at ValueNews.com.

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Lights On!

By: Chris Putman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2019

Holiday light displays are a big tradition across Northeast Oklahoma and seasonal activities such as ice skating, train rides and visits with Santa are a great way to create lasting memories. Featured events and locations this year include the Rhema Lights Extravaganza, Philbrook Festival, Lights On at Utica Square, Arvest Winterfest and the Gathering Place. You can find dates and other details at ValueNews.com.

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Simple Retirement Savings: Avoid Four Mistakes

By: Kelly Hutchinson | Category: Financial Services | Issue: December 2019

Saving money for retirement is extremely important and there are four common mistakes people make when it comes to this process. Kelly Hutchinson from RCB Bank explains how to prevent sabotaging your future self from having financial stability and freedom in your retirement years in this month's Financially Fit column. Read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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Create a Holiday Tradition at the Castle

By: Beki Akins | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2019

The Castle of Muskogee has many holiday activities for the whole family, including the free nightly drive-through holiday lights display around Castleton Village, and Fridays through Sundays they will have an old-fashioned hayride, the festive Castle Train, pony and camel rides, plus indoor crafts, shops, food, entertainment and more. Saint Nicholas will be in attendance to listen to wish lists and take photos. Read more details at ValueNews.com.

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The Christmas Queen

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: December 2019

Christmas time can be used as an opportunity to decorate the whole house, throw a huge party, spread kindness and generosity, spend quality time with people and make delicious food. World traveler and professional chef, Shannon Smith, remembers her mother as the "Christmas Queen" for fully embracing the spirit of Christmas and making a difference in as many lives as she could year after year. Shannon also shares her recipe for Muesli, inspired by her family's tradition of eating oatmeal on Christmas morning. You can find the full story in this month's Beads and Basil column at ValueNews.com.

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Feeling Your Best - Naturally

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2019

Full Body Light Therapy, or Photobiomodulation, is a revolutionary therapy studied by NASA and approved by the FDA that uses red and near-infrared light to promote healthy cellular function to ultimately provide faster healing, pain management, inflammatory management, improved mobility, reduced swelling, injury prevention and more. John at Restoring Body Health and Feet Unlimited, who has been treating patients with this method, says patients find the experience very relaxing and energizing, and that the therapy is completely safe with no harmful side effects. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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The Most De-LIGHT-ful Time of Year

By: Chris Putman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: December 2019

The weather outside may be frightful, but the lights and decorations are so delightful! Luckily you can enjoy the scenic views from the comfort and warmth of your own vehicle at several locations this year, some with light shows set to music you can tune into on the car radio. Featured locations this year include Preston Woods, Forest Park South and Maple Ridge. Find more information at ValueNews.com.

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Personalize Your Fitness Routine

By: Josh Morin | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: December 2019

When starting a new fitness routine, many people over-complicate the process or set the bar too high, eventually leading to getting burnt out. Fueled Supplements vice president Josh Morin explains how to personalize your fitness program to incorporate the lifestyle and activities you enjoy with a goal-oriented step-by-step plan while evaluating your results and making adjustments along the way to help you commit to a solution that achieves the results you're looking for. Read the full article at ValueNews.com.

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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 ValueNews.com.

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Free Medicare Education & Enrollment Assistance

By: Carol Carter | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2019

For most Medicare beneficiaries, the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, which runs Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, is their only opportunity each year to enroll in or change their Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage. Medicare Part D helps thousands of Oklahoma Medicare beneficiaries, especially those with lower incomes or extremely high medication costs, enabling them to better afford the medications they need for both chronic and life-threatening health conditions. LIFE Senior Services offers Free Medicare Education & Enrollment Assistance to understand the annual changes in the plans and compare and choose the right option for 2020 before the upcoming deadline. Find more information at ValueNews.com.

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Holiday Cheer at Carols and Crumpets

By: Sue Stees | Category: Gifts & Decor | Issue: November 2019

The Tulsa Herb Society presents the annual Carols & Crumpets craft fair December 7 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center. Admission is free, and the event showcases an abundance of unique handcrafted gifts, decorations and delicious foods. Find more details at ValueNews.com.

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The Wisdom of Ollie Starr

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2019

The Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame was established in 1982 to honor women of the state who have significantly contributed to our state, the nation or the world; to recognize women distinguished for working for the benefit of the lives of others through professional leadership, civic involvement or volunteer community efforts. This year, local legend Ollie Starr of Claremore, was inducted into the Hall of Fame for a lifetime of achievement striving to improve the world around her. Learn about the impact Ollie has made on the lives of others at ValueNews.com.

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Bindas Mechanical Solutions Provides Everyday Solutions to HVAC Problems

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: November 2019

Bindas Mechanical Solutions combines heating, ventilation and air conditioning installation and repair services with advanced energy management system technology and quality customer service, providing the all-in-one solution for both residential and commercial HVAC needs. Owner and Navy veteran George Bindas has worked in the industry for nearly 30 years and no job is too big or too small for BMS to handle efficiently and with integrity. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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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 ValueNews.com.

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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 ValueNews.com.

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The District in Claremore Readies for Seasonal Shoppers

By: Tom Fink | Category: Retail | Issue: November 2019

The District on Main in Claremore specializes in women’s gifts and accessories, carrying a large assortment of exclusive brands in jewelry, purses and more. The shop will be hosting an open house Nov. 7 with specials, door prizes, and more to kick off the holiday shopping season with Black Friday and “Small Saturday” specials to be announced. Read more at ValueNews.com.

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Authentic Mexican Cuisine

By: Tom Fink | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2019

Quality, service and customer satisfaction are the top priorities for El Maguey Mexican Restaurant in Claremore. The restaurant, named after a plant indigenous to owners Saul Magana and Chantal Vidal's homeland of Michoacán, Mexico, offers delicious, authentic cuisine from lunch specials to family dinners and even catering options. Read more at ValueNews.com.

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A Salute to Veterans!


By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2019

Veteran's Day is November 11, and the Military History Center of Broken Arrow along with Metro & More will be presenting the fifth annual "A Salute to Veterans" concert November 10 at 2 p.m. at the Kirkland Theater in appreciation of the sacrifices made by those who have served. The show is set to include Broken Arrow High School JROTC, Miss Broken Arrow 2019 Maggie Bond, the Tulsa Community Band and guest speaker Mr. Johnnie Parks, Broken Arrow City Councilor. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Restoring BALANCE in the Body

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: November 2019

The overall health of the human body is dependent on balance. When one part isn't properly functioning, the other parts have to work harder to compensate for it, which can lead to physical misalignment, pain, discomfort and many other problems. Manual Osteopathic Manipulation is one of the many services that John at Restoring Body Health and Feet Unlimited offers, and the goal of this treatment is to improve the body's structure and restore that balance with modern technology. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Annual Festival of Trees Fundraiser Benefits Agency to Help Those Dealing with Domestic Violence

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2019

The 15th annual Safenet Services Festival of Trees Auction and Gala returns to Claremore December 6 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Will Rogers Downs Event Center and will include a dinner, live entertainment, a silent auction and a live auction featuring 15 one-of-a-kind Christmas and holiday trees. The proceeds from the event benefit the local domestic abuse and sexual assault shelter and prevention agency. Learn more about the event and Safenet Services at ValueNews.com.

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The City of Wagoner: Your Christmas Destination!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2019

The City of Wagoner has over 15 holiday events scheduled this season including concerts, Christmas lights, photos with Santa, a parade, 5K run, contests and more. The spirit of Christmas comes alive across Wagoner November 23 through December 25 with plenty of opportunities to make memories with family, friends and loved ones while enjoying the magic and wonder of the season. Find the schedule and more details at ValueNews.com.

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West Bend Winterland returns to Claremore

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2019

The third annual West Bend Wonderland returns to the Claremore Expo Center with various events beginning with the Tree Lighting Ceremony December 2 at 6:30 p.m. through the New Year's Eve bash on December 31. You can participate in open skate nights, take photos with Santa, ride the miniature train, and more. Find the details at ValueNews.com.

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Will’s Country Christmas Celebrates the Season, Harkens Back to Simpler Times

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2019

Will’s Country Christmas is an annual holiday celebration which harkens back to simpler times, giving the young and the young at heart alike the chance to see how the Rogers family might have celebrated the festive Christmas season. This family-friendly event will be held Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Birthplace Ranch in Oologah and will include the Wild West Hayride, Wild West reenactors, the Tri-State Gunfighters, who will be staging a “Christmas-themed” shootout. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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Financial Faith with High Tower Business Solutions

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2019

When it comes to finances, both commercial and personal, trust is immeasurable in finding guidance with the fundamental elements of running a financially successful business. Located in Broken Arrow's Rose District, High Tower Business Solutions provides their clients with complete tax service, including bookkeeping, cash analysis, payroll, financial statement preparation, and on-site consultation to ensure they are acclimated with structured accounting procedures. High Tower Business Solutions was built on faith, and their clients know they can have faith in them. Learn more at ValueNews.com.

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2019 Main Street Burn

By: Alex Risenhoover | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: November 2019

Last month, the Main Street Burn event presented by AVB Bank was held outside the Rose District Plaza with an evening including a steak dinner, a full bar, a raffle, a live and silent auction and cigars. This posh evening was filled with networking amongst business and community leaders and has been a successful event for the fourth year in bridging connections and bringing people together. The Broken Arrow Chamber would like to thank the event's sponsors, partners and attendees for their support. Read more about the event at ValueNews.com.

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A Table With A Story….for Friendsgiving

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2019

While some families have the privilege of sharing a Thanksgiving meal each year, some may not have the opportunity for various reasons, but Friendsgiving is the perfect solution to enjoy a meal with others, share stories and express thankfulness. World traveler and professional chef, Shannon Smith, shares her Friendsgiving memories along with her recipe for Harvest Salad in this month's Beads and Basil column. Find the full story and recipe at ValueNews.com.

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Be Weather-Ready This Winter

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: November 2019

The extreme weather changes this time of year can wreak havoc on the internal components of vehicles and it's important to have a professional inspect your ride for safety as road conditions become more dangerous. South Pointe Chevrolet's service department offers a 32-point safety inspection and has the tools and expertise to "winterize" your vehicle and make sure your tires, battery and other essentials are ready to take on the season. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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Oneta Station Diner Gives Thanks

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Restaurants | Issue: November 2019

Many years ago, Mike Rafai was working at a restaurant in Tulsa when a customer insisted he join them for Thanksgiving dinner since he had nowhere else to go. This invitation meant so much to him that he has started a tradition of paying it forward. Now the owner of Oneta Station Diner, a homestyle restaurant on the border of Broken Arrow and Coweta, Mike will be hosting a Thanksgiving gathering at the diner from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a free turkey dinner and everyone is welcome to come eat, fellowship, relax and enjoy the big game on TV. Find out more at ValueNews.com.

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CASE 12-24: The Cedar Tree Caper

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: November 2019

The Rogers County Historical Society presents an original mystery production "CASE 12-24: The Cedar Tree Caper" from local playwright Mark Ogle at the historic Belvidere Mansion in Claremore November 8-9. Tickets are $50 including dinner from The Pink House restaurant and the Christmas-themed show. Seating is limited and reservations are required. Proceeds go toward the restoration and upkeep of the Belvidere Mansion. Find more information at ValueNews.com.

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There is No Back-Up Plan

By: Mary Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: November 2019

The investments and money you save today will make or break your retirement opportunities. Your future self will thank you for making a plan now, and the sooner you start, the better. Mary Wood from RCB Bank highlights the importance of setting retirement savings milestones in this month's financially fit column. Read the full story at ValueNews.com.

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You’ll Rhapsodize About Rhapsody Boutique Salon & Spa

By: Tom Fink | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: November 2019

Even the people on your list who are hard to shop for are likely to enjoy being pampered, and Rhapsody salon, spa and boutique in the heart of historic downtown Claremore has a variety of gift packages available that can be customized to suit a customer's tastes and budget. They offer services including tranquil massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, waxing, lashes, shampoo, blow-dry and style, complete makeup application and more. Find more details at ValueNews.com.

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An Annual Tribute to Will Rogers

By: Debra West | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2019

The annual Will Rogers tribute hosted by the Indian Women's Pocahontas Club begins with the Wreath Laying Ceremony at the Will Rogers Memorial Museum on November 2 at 10 a.m. followed by music performances from Jana Jae and Becky Hobbs and a Haute Hat Contest in remembrance of Will's wife, Betty. This event celebrates 120 years of the Indian Women's Pocahontas Club and honors the legacy of Oklahoma's Favorite Son, Will Rogers. Find more details about the event in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Broken Arrow PAC Announces 11th Season of Spotlight Series

By: Adam Foreman | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2019

The Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center Spotlight Series begins November 10 with the Annie Moses Band's new show, "From Copland to Cash." Then on December 20, Emmy and Tony award winner Kristin Chenoweth returns home for the holidays for a magical evening of Yuletide carols and classics along with Grammy and Dove award winner Sandi Patti. Tickets can be purchased online and at the AVB box office. Find more details and a complete list of shows in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Eagle OPS Welcome Home 5K benefiting Oklahoma DAV

By: Jessica Shepherd | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2019

The Eagle OPS Welcome Home 5K begins at 7 a.m. November 9 at Mohawk Park, which includes a run, walk, roll and motorcycle ride. This event benefits the Oklahoma Disabled American Veterans and is an opportunity to express appreciation for our country and those who have served and sacrificed for it. The Oklahoma DAV provides services for more than 337,000 veterans in Oklahoma at no charge, giving them access to the medical, financial and educational benefits they've earned and connecting them with employment opportunities. Read more about the event and the Oklahoma DAV in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Green Country Money Matters 2019 Essay Contest

By: Amber Deramus | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2019

The Green Country Money Matters 2019 essay contest is open through October 25. Middle school and high school students in low to moderate-income households can enter for a chance to win money toward a college education. Green Country Money Matters is a non-profit that provides financial education services and the contest is sponsored by Central Bank of Oklahoma. This year's topic is the benefits and importance of saving money. Find the application form and more contest details in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Halloween Festival is Your Kind of a Spooky Time!

By: Beki Akins | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2019

Spooky season is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than haunted houses, mazes, hayrides, food and costumes? Halloweenfest at the Castle of Muskogee is happening every Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. through October 26. Admission is free and attraction ticket costs range from $3 to $15 each with combo specials available. Read about the different attractions and find out what's new this year in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Lights! Cameras! Action!

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Rogers County | Issue: October 2019

Will Rogers Motion Picture Festival will be coming to Claremore October 30 through November 2, with categories including College Shorts, Made in Oklahoma, American Indian/First Nation/Indigenous, Documentary, Narrative, Comedy and Children’s. There will be lots of activities throughout the Festival including a Kick-Off event, lectures, after parties, lots of movies to watch at different venues around Claremore and the Dog Irons Award Ceremony on November 2nd at the Will Rogers Auditorium on the Rogers State University campus. Read more details about the event in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Willkommen Zum Oktoberfest in Tulsa

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2019

October 17-20 at Riverwest Festival Park, Linde Oktoberfest Tulsa celebrates 41 years of authentic Bavarian culture in the heart of Oklahoma. Experience German customs and traditions from live music performances, cuisine, arts and crafts, games and competitions for the whole family. Find more details in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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A Truly Beneficial Bazaar

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2019

The ESA Alpha Rho Chapter presents the Arts and Crafts Benefit Bazar, coming to St. Stephen's United Methodist Church in Broken Arrow October 26 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free and guests will enjoy shopping with over 87 vendors, a bake sale, silent auction and used book sale. Proceeds benefit many charities including St. Jude, Hope for Heroes, Broken Arrow Neighbors and Meals on Wheels. Find more details about the event in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Home Appraisal Guide

By: Kenneth Wohl | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2019

Determining the market value of your home is an important step in the mortgage process and must be done by a licensed appraiser. This method protects the buyer from overpaying and is a key factor in determining how much money you may borrow when purchasing or refinancing a home. Kenneth Wohl from RCB Bank explains the Appraisal process and reasoning behind each step in this month's Financially Fit column. Find the details in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Diabetic Shoes in Demand

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2019

World Diabetes Day is coming up November 14, and John at Restoring Body Health and Feet Unlimited believes in the importance of caring for one's feet, especially those with diabetes. Their mission is to help their patients move better, feel better and live better. One of the many products and services they offer is Therapeutic Diabetic Shoes, which prevent and relieve the rubbing and irritation that regular shoes can inflict on someone with foot conditions related to diabetes. John has provided comprehensive care as owner and practitioner for almost 20 years and is a trusted Certified Pedorthist. Find out more in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Blending Into Fall

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: October 2019

Fall weather pairs great with a bowl of homemade soup, and if you have a blender and some fresh produce, you're all set to mix up some hearty, soul-warming "Blender Soup." World traveler and professional chef, Shannon Smith explains her approach to perfecting the flavor, texture and aroma of her creative custom soup blends, and shares her recipes for Fire Roasted Tomato Soup and Roasted Butternut Squash Soup. Find the recipes in this month's Beads and Basil column of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Claremore Businessman Dedicated to Bringing Wellness

By: Tom Fink | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: October 2019

CBD hemp oil products serve a variety of purposes including relief from ADD and ADHD, arthritis/inflammation, chronic pain, depression, diabetes, digestive disorders, fibromyalgia, focus, migraines, MS, neurological disorders, PTSD, sleep disorders, stress, anxiety and more. CBD hemp oil products do not create the "high" that medical marijuana does, and American Shaman Claremore puts quality first, using only non-GMO hemp all-naturally extracted organically with CO2. Owner Jonathan Deitrich has a passion for helping people find the treatment and pain relief they need through advanced cannabidiol science. Find out more about CBD science and the people behind American Shaman Claremore in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Constitutional Carry in Oklahoma

By: Ted King | Category: Education | Issue: October 2019

Oklahoma's Constitutional Carry laws go into effect November 1, 2019, and Danny Jones and Andy Shidell of Crusader Tactical in Broken Arrow believe that proper training and education is the key to gun safety. It's important to understand what gun owners can and can't do under the new laws, how it affects consumers looking to purchase a firearm, and what to be aware of when travelling to a different state. Crusader Tactical offers a variety of guns, parts and accessories in the store and they teach an eight-hour safety training course to train gun owners on the laws and proper safety techniques. Read more about the new laws and Crusader Tactical in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Owasso Man Puts the Care in Auto Care

By: Tom Fink | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2019

When Tim Miller's wife pointed out how not all auto repair centers treat their customers as respectfully and fairly as they should, Tim decided to start Owasso Auto Care with the mission to offer top-quality work and create a comfortable, courteous environment for everyone, both men and women alike. Tim enjoys building lasting relationships with his customers and making sure everyone that comes through his door is well taken care of and has built a trustworthy reputation built on mutual respect, honesty and security. Learn more in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Infant Swimming Resource (ISR) Saves Lives

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Education | Issue: October 2019

Did you know that infants between 6-months and six years old can be taught to self-rescue and swim to safety in case of a water accident? Accidental drowning is one of the leading causes of infant deaths but can be prevented through education and training. That's why Brandy Flewellen created Infant Swimming Resource, a program that provides life-saving swim and self-rescue skills for infants to provide more safety and security than floaties and puddle jumpers. Learn more about ISR in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Trust the Man in the Black Hat

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2019

As the weather cools off, many people look forward to bundling up around the fireplace to read a book, watch a movie or spend time with their family, but as soot builds up in the chimney, dust and particles lower the air quality and create a fire hazard. David Harris, chimney sweep and owner of Black Hat Cleaning Services, has been in business for over 42 years and also offers air duct and dryer vent cleaning to best optimize the quality of the air and prevent fire hazards. David's signature look is his tall, black top hat, which to him is a symbol of his honesty and dedication to his customers. Learn more in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Fulfillment with the Family at Martial Arts Academy

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Education | Issue: October 2019

Martial arts combines physical strength and agility with mental focus and discipline for people of all ages, sizes and experience levels. This creates a unique and rewarding opportunity for family bonding. Chris Velez, owner of Martial Arts Academy - Family Training Center in Owasso is on a mission to help parents raise confident leaders and adults to reach their true potential through their family-oriented programs in a supportive, uplifting environment. Learn more about their philosophy and how martial arts could benefit your family in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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United Ford, Wholesale to the Public

By: Ted King | Category: Automotive | Issue: October 2019

From mechanics and dealerships to do-it-yourselfers, United Ford Parts Distribution Center in Tulsa's immense inventory of auto parts has been helping people repair and rebuild their automotive projects for 50 years. From their quality customer service experiences to their highly experienced employees, they attribute their success to building lasting relationships with customers. They have parts as far back as 1980 and offer a two-year warranty on many of their parts. Find out more in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Fall in Love with Your Kitchen

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: October 2019

It may be difficult to keep your cabinets looking clean and new, but it doesn't have to be. Gleam Guard provides cabinet refinishing services that touch up scuffs and scratches, refinish the surface with a satin, semi-gloss or high gloss sheen, and make it as simple as wiping with a damp rag to clean, and the results will last for decades, unlike traditional oiled methods. They even offer in-home demonstrations to show how their services are able to make peels, flakes, scratches and minor nicks disappear. Learn more in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Feels Like Fall!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2019

The Owasso Annual Harvest Festival will be at Rayola Park on October 12 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This family-friendly event includes food trucks, vendors, games, animals, live music, a kid zone with a kiddie train, balloon artist, face painting and more. The event will also include a Pet Festival and The Owasso Sings Competition. Find out more in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Supporting the Pulse of the Community

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: October 2019

The Annual Heart of Broken Arrow Arts and Craft Festival will be hosted at the Broken Arrow Central Park Community Center Nov. 9, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. This year's vendors include a stained glass display, metal art, quilts, jewelry, lawn décor, succulents, bird feeders and houses, cutting boards, screen printing, handcrafted wood burning fire pits, and more. Entry is free and proceeds benefit the Broken Arrow Main Street Association, which was founded to promote community spirit and vitalize downtown Broken Arrow. Find more details in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Taking H.O.P.E. to Heart in 2019

By: Value News | Category: Financial Services | Issue: October 2019

H.O.P.E. stands for Helping Other People Everyday, and that's the motto that Becky Brown from USHEALTH Advisors lives by. Health insurance is a complex world, but Becky and her team specialize in understanding their customer's unique, individual needs and providing custom coverage plans that give them exactly what they need for a price they can afford. Their products include health and wellness, critical illness, specified disease and sickness, accident, short term disability income, income protector, term life insurance, dental and vision plans. Find out more in the October 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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What Businesses Need to Know About Ransomware

By: Stacy Dunn | Category: Financial Services | Issue: September 2019

Ransomware is a computer virus or malware that threatens to publish or block access to your data unless a ransom is paid. Hackers target valuable information such as money, trade secrets, intellectual property, personal information, or customer records. Stacy Dunn, the information security analyst at RCB Bank, explains how to minimize the risk of being attacked and recommends what to do in the case of an attack in this month's Financially Fit column. Read the full article in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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A Lasting Investment

By: Frank and Maven | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2019

Deck staining and power washing may look good temporarily, but they always leave you with future hassle and expense. This is because staining and power washing only address the surface level appearance of wood and concrete, leaving them open to moisture. PermaSeal’s proprietary solution penetrates deep into the pores of wood and concrete and creates a molecular bond that permanently prevents water rotting. With this sealant in place, you will not have to worry about sealing your deck, dock, or driveway again, 25 years guaranteed! Learn more in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Going Above and Beyond, No Matter the Season

By: Tom Fink | Category: Automotive | Issue: September 2019

Autumn is on its way, and TNG Power Equipment has a huge inventory of various Side-by-Sides available for the season. A Side-by-Side is a small two-to-six person four-wheel drive off-road vehicle, sometimes called UTV, which is perfect for on-site transportation and capable of hauling cargo and towing, and is also great for recreational purposes. With only a few months until Christmas, TNG is offering a layaway program to make it easy to plan and pay off exciting gifts, such as go-karts, wood pellet stoves, power tools, and more. Find more details in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Baby Boutique Opens In Downtown Claremore

By: Tom Fink | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2019

Introducing downtown Claremore's newest store, The District Baby, a boutique offering a large selection of baby items for newborns to 4-year-olds. Owner Cari Bohannan started by selling a small selection of baby items at her women's clothing boutique, The District on Main, and decided to expand into a new location as Claremore's first exclusive "baby only" item store. Their inventory includes high-quality clothing, shoes, toys, gifts, books and various necessity items from popular name-brands at competitive prices. Read more about the store in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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A Magical Night In The Park

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: September 2019

The Tasting at Woodward Park fundraising gala includes an enchanting evening, strolling under the stars in the exquisite Tulsa Rose Gardens, while sipping incredible wines and sampling delectable cuisine. Guests will receive a commemorative wine glass at check-in, and will then discover an array of upscale fare, lavish wines, fine craft beer and some of Tulsa's finest restaurants and caterers at this garden-party styled affair. The event begins at 7 p.m. Friday, September 27 and ends with a spectacular fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Find more details in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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How To Have An Eggcellent Morning

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: September 2019

You've heard it said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and eggs are a versatile, protein-packed, low-cost solution. World traveler and professional chef, Shannon Smith, shares her recipes for "Green Chile Egg and Cheese Casserole" and "Egg Soufflé Muffins" to help you have an egg-cellent morning! Both of these dishes can be prepped ahead of time and reheated for a quick and easy bite on your way out the door. Find the recipes in this month's Beads and Basil column of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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The Suite-est Salon

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: September 2019

Michel FitzGerald has over 15 years of experience in the salon and hair field and has recently began Michel's Cut and Color in the Salons by JC group suite complex at 111th and Memorial in Tulsa. Michel has lived and worked in many other locations around the U.S., including three years in Manhattan, where he gained vast experience as well as training with top experts in the business. He worked for seven years as a color and keratin educator for the Southeast United States, and trained others on color correction, highlights, blending and more. A Tulsa native, Michel is grateful to be home, giving back to his community. Learn more in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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County Fair Premium Sale Benefits Local Youth Through Raising Funds, Character

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: September 2019

The Rogers County Youth Livestock Premium Sale is slated for Monday, Sept. 16, at the Claremore Expo, following the Rogers County Fair. The premium sale honors the hard work of the top livestock exhibitors and supports several students within Rogers County’s 4-H and FFA programs. These funds aid in their future agriculture project endeavors, as well as their educational goals. This event teaches youth about project management, finances, time management and other life skills to develop their character and promote excellence. Find more details in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Crusade for Common Sense

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Retail | Issue: September 2019

With Oklahoma's new Constitutional Carry laws beginning Nov. 1, it's important to understand the upcoming changes. Danny Jones and Andy Shidell, owners of Crusader Tactical in Broken Arrow, believe that that training and education are key to gun safety. They offer a variety of firearms and accessories and offer classes and training to teach people about the laws and how to be safe, responsible gun owners. Learn more in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Move Better, Feel Better, Live Better

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: September 2019

September is Fall Risk Awareness month, emphasizing patients with stability issues or problems walking on their own, who are at risk for falling when standing or walking. John at Restoring Body Health and Feet Unlimited provides professional care for patients of all ages including children, professional athletes and the elderly, helping them "Move Better, Feel Better and Live Better." He provides personalized treatments such as spinal manipulation, therapeutic laser therapy, Endermo and Presso therapies, low-level light therapy and offers products such as custom orthotics, postural studies, biomechanical evaluations, the "Moore Balanced Brace" and "Therapeutic Diabetic Shoes." Learn more in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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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 ValueNews.com.

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Junior League of Tulsa presents “JLT and The Trivia Factory” Trivia Night Event

By: Darcy Stephens | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2019

The Junior League of Tulsa is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. They will be hosting "JLT and The Trivia Factory" on October 4 from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. The $35 ticket includes dinner and trivia, with proceeds benefitting the League’s mission-based programs and community partnerships that work to end the cycle of poverty affecting women and children in Tulsa. Find more details in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Museum Names Activities, Education Manager

By: Pat Reeder | Category: Education | Issue: September 2019

The Will Rogers Memorial Museum has announced Stephanie Hunter as the new activities and education manager. Stephanie has been part of the museum staff since 2015 and has immersed herself in not only Will Rogers’ lore but also traditions of the times of his birth and childhood on an Indian Territory ranch. Stephanie and her team of “Hands-on Historians” will plan and host events such as the recent Will Rogers & Wiley Post Fly-In as well as teach demonstrations at the museum, such as old-fashioned butter churning, candle making, weaving, and more. Learn more in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Annual Ladies Gala Honors Community Leaders in Claremore

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2019

The Claremore Chamber of Commerce presents the Leading Ladies Gala, an annual fundraiser that recognizes the businesswomen and leaders of the community. The event also promotes women's health awareness, and this year will be highlighting ovarian cancer awareness. The Gala is scheduled for Wednesday, October 2 a 5:30 p.m. starting with a cocktail hour followed by guest speakers and a live auction. Find more details in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Break-Up with Your Old Driveway

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: September 2019

If your driveway is cracked, chipped, stained, or generally in need of renewal, LCI Concrete is your solution. Owner, Kalan Paul, has specialized in replacing these eyesores with new dream driveways for over 14 years. A driveway is the first impression of a home, and a new one can update the look of a home by 20 years. LCI is known for providing the highest quality of workmanship and materials and can replace your current driveway with a brand new one in only one day. Learn more about LCI Concrete in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Re-Grand Opening Celebration at Route 66 Chevrolet/Nissan

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: September 2019

Route 66 Chevrolet and Route 66 Nissan of Tulsa invite you to their Re-Grand Opening Celebration September 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Festivities include free food, live music and entertainment, bounce houses and drawings throughout the day. The Route 66 car dealerships specialize in new and used vehicle sales, as well as parts and service. They support a variety of charities such as St. Jude Children's Hospital as well as local schools and athletic programs. Find out more in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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The National Fiddler Hall of Fame Announces 2019 Inductees

By: Carol Matza | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: September 2019

The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame in Tulsa will be hosting the 2019 National Fiddler Hall of Fame annual induction gala Friday, September 27 at 7:30 p.m. Among this year’s prestigious lineup of inductees are, master fiddler and beloved Tulsa musician, composer, teacher and recording artist Shelby Eicher, renowned Texas-style fiddler Jim “Texas Shorty” Chancellor and five-time National Fiddle Champion, Scotty Stoneman (Posthumous), The Special Recognition Award will go to Jody Naifeh, founder of Tulsa Honors Orchestra. Tickets start at $25 with VIP and group options available. Find out more in the September 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Salsa Tasting Festival at the Oklahoma Aquaurium

By: Andrea Leitch | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

If you like chips and salsa, join us at the Oklahoma Aquarium on Saturday, August 17 from 4 to 8 p.m. for the Salsa Tasting Festival. Vote for your favorite salsa, participate in a jalapeño eating contest, and experience the wide variety of aquatic life at the Oklahoma Aquarium. Learn how to enter your salsa recipe into the contest and find more details about the event in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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The Value of a Banking Relationship

By: Jocelyn Wood | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2019

ATMs and online banking are great, but technology can't compare to the value of a banking relationship. Whether you're a new or seasoned business owner, building a relationship with your banker has many benefits, from being able to identify potential financial issues, planning long term investments and purchases, and bridging connections for different services. This allows you to focus on your priorities while letting the financial experts help you see the big picture and help maximize your efforts. Read the full article in the Financially Fit column in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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There’s ‘No Place like Home’ at Hospitality House

By: Sarah Soudek | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

The Hospitality House of Tulsa is a nonprofit organization that provides a “home away from home” for families traveling to get medical care. At their recent fundraiser, the Route 66 Gurney Tourney, 65 racers from five different teams competed in an obstacle course designed to represent real-life obstacles that families face during a medical crisis far from home. The event raised over $35,000 toward providing home-like lodging, meals, prayer support, and transportation assistance to families in medical crisis. Learn more about the Hospitality House of Tulsa in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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If You Give Anyone a Cookie...

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: August 2019

If you give anyone a cookie, you might just make their day. World traveler and professional chef, Shannon Smith, believes it's always a good idea to keep cookies on hand to share with teachers, delivery drivers, family members, and anyone else who deserves to feel appreciated. Find her original recipes for Triple Chocolate and Citrus Ricotta cookies in this month's Beads and Basil column in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Spirits to Fly High at Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: August 2019

Saturday, August 10, the Will Rogers/Wiley Post Fly-In will fill the sky over the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch in northeast Oklahoma with planes of all makes and models, as pilots make their way to Oologah for this annual family event. Beginning at 7:30 a.m., bring the entire family out for ood trucks, classic cars, Cherokee weaving and Cherokee storytelling by Robert Lewis, a remote control plane display presented by the American Turf Flyers, inflatables, face painting, and more. Find more details about the event in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Bluegrass & Chili Festival

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

The City of Wagoner presents the 40th annual "Bluegrass & Chili Festival," featuring two days of live “pepper hot” music on three stages, activities, food, fun and chili in downtown Wagoner. Musical guests include Country Music Hall of Famers Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, plus frequent festival favorites, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver. Cast your vote for the winner of the Mid-America Regional Chili Cook-Off, who will go on to compete in the World Cook-off in 2020. The festival opens at 11 a.m. Friday, September 6 and ends on Saturday, September 7 at 11 p.m. Find out how to enter the competition and learn more about the event in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Wings, Wheels & Wishes Event Helps Make Wishes Come True

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

The Wings, Wheels and Wishes event is a unique fundraiser for the Oklahoma Make-A-Wish foundation organized by Cindi Conner in memory of her son, Bill Campbell, who had a passion for cars. The event includes a car show with vintage and unique models and a fly-in, plus food trucks, ice cream, a live DJ, raffle items, several silent auction items, and more. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 24 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Airman Acres Airport in Collinsville. Read about Bill Campbell's legacy and find more details about the event in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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No More Wasting Time at a Tire Store

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: August 2019

Next time you need new tires, don't waste your time waiting around at a tire shop, Tulsa Tread Connection's full on-site tire shop will come to you! This convenient and cost-effective mobile operation features cutting edge tire changing and balancing technology that provides advanced protection for the rims, offers a wide variety of new tire options, and includes services such as rotations, flat repair, tire mounting and balancing and nitrogen inflation. Tulsa Tread Connection is locally owned and operated by U. S. Army veteran, Forrest Green, who has extensive military training and experience in mechanics. Learn about how Tulsa Tread Connection is taking the tire service industry into the 21st century in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Sip a Beer, Save a Bird at Wild Brew Fundraiser Event

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

Wild Brew is a special fundraiser event that combines conservation, education and fermentation. This craft beer festival benefits the Sutton Aviation Research Center, a nonprofit organization dedicated to finding conservation solutions for birds and the natural world through science and education. Join us on Saturday, August 24 from 5-8 p.m. at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa to "Sip a Beer and Save a Bird." Find more information about the event and learn about the Sutton Aviation Research Center in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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CCLP Asks Area Citizens to Become Caring Grands Reading Program Tutors

By: Melissa Struttmann | Category: Education | Issue: August 2019

Elementary schools expect students to have developed proficient reading skills by first grade, but many children struggle to keep up without the proper level of individualized support and instruction. The Mission of the Caring Grands Reading Program is to provide tutoring to struggling readers. Volunteers spend 30 minutes a week during the school year to provide one-on-one tutoring with eligible first and second-graders, equipping them with tools to become successful readers before entering third grade. If you're interested in helping the next generation succeed in school, you can attend a free Tutor Training workshop on Thursday, August 15 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Creek County Literacy Program in Sapulpa. Find more information about the program in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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The Oklahoma Festival of Ballooning Returns to Muskogee's Hatbox Field

By: Carol Matza | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

The Oklahoma Balloon Festival will be at Hatbox Field in Muskogee August 16 and 17. For only $10 per car, you can enjoy dozens of colorful hot air balloons, food trucks, helicopter rides, a 5K run and a fireworks show. There will also be live music performed by Grammy-award winner John Fullbright, Muskogee's own The Swan Brothers and country music newcomer, Olivia Ooms. Find more details about the event in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Remembering V-J Day

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2019

August 14, 2019 marks the 74th anniversary of V-J day, when the Japanese surrendered at the end of WWII in 1945. The Broken Arrow Military History Museum will be presenting a celebration and tribute featuring special guest speakers and musicians plus activities in honor and memory of United States military veterans. This free event begins at 7 p.m. at the Veteran’s Memorial Park in Broken Arrow. Learn more about V-J Day and the Broken Arrow Military History Museum in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Rogers County Fair

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: August 2019

For over 100 years now, the Rogers County Fair has delighted fair-goers from all walks of life with sights, sounds – and tastes – from near and far, continuing the long tradition of making fond memories for those who walk the midway. Head over to the Claremore Expo Center September 12 through 15 for food trucks, carnival games, rides and live entertainment, plus unique attractions like The Cantina, the Oklahoma Pumpkin Growers Weigh-Off, the grand drives breed champions, and more. Find more information in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Time Invested Wisely

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Education | Issue: August 2019

The Clock Store in Broken Arrow has an incredible selection of clocks available for purchase and offers analog clock repair and maintenance services. They also teach horology classes on the building, restoration and repair for all clocks and watches to preserve the timeless tradition and historical significance of the trade. The school also developed a special program offering hands-on training for people with disabilities and impairments and prepare them for a successful career. Learn more about everything the Clock Store and School has to offer in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Your Local Fitness Community

By: Blake Borchers | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: August 2019

Logan and Paige Riley set out to create a family and community-focused gym and a desire to personally help people achieve their goals. They recently brought their vision to life with the new "Endless Fitness" 24-hour gym in downtown Bixby. They offer classes such as fit camp and Zumba, personal training, tanning, and several different types of memberships that include the full use of their hand-picked gym equipment, including unique machines you won't find in many other gyms. Learn more about their journey and what all Endless Fitness has to offer in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Oklahoma Bankers Association Honors AVB Bank Director Neely Kimbrough

By: Kelli Sowell | Category: Financial Services | Issue: August 2019

AVB Bank would like to congratulate Board of Director Neely Kimbrough for being inducted into the Oklahoma Bankers Association’s 50-Year Club. This honor acknowledged over five decades of Kimbrough’s service to the banking industry. Also, Ash Etwardo, a Credit Analyst with AVB Bank, has been named an “Honors Graduate” of the 2019 Oklahoma Bankers Association Commercial Lending School. Learn more about AVB Bank and the honorees in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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84 Years of Nutritional Science to Guide You

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: August 2019

Draper Family GNC provides the health, diet, and sports products that people know and trust with extensively trained sales associates who are enthusiastic about helping you find the right products and evaluate your personal health goals. Visit one of their 19 franchise locations in Oklahoma and Kansas for exclusive products and special deals on multivitamins, diet aids, energy drinks and bodybuilding supplements, as well as energy products, probiotics, natural sleep aids, natural sugar replacements, hair, skin and beauty products, and a wide selection of superior quality natural oils. Learn more about the Draper Family difference in the August 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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How Plants Won the War

By: Sue Stees | Category: Education | Issue: July 2019

The Tulsa Herb Society presents Judith Sumner, author/botanist/historian for a special program, WWII Botany: How Plants won the War Monday, July 8, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the Tulsa Garden Center. Judith’s presentation takes a look at military history from a botanical perspective. From victory gardens and agriculture to rubber, coal, paper, timber, drugs and fibers, plant products supplied the wartime materials that played key roles in the victory. Find out more about Judith's book and details about this special presentation in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Geology Rocks!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Education | Issue: July 2019

The Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society presents the annual Gem, Mineral and Jewelry Show July 13-14 at the Tulsa Fairgrounds Exchange Center. Explore exhibits featuring fossils, artifacts, minerals, crystals, gems, jewelry and more plus interactive stations and activities just for kids. General admission is only $6 per adult or $10 for a two-day pass. Entry is free for uniformed public service members and children under 12. Find more details about the event in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Putting the 'Fun' in Fundraiser

By: Tom Fink | Category: Rogers County | Issue: July 2019

The annual the Inola Gamma Pi ESA Bunco tournament returns August 24 at 4pm at the Inola Hay Capital Round-Up Club. Pre-register by August 19 to save $5 on the $20 entry fee. Bunco is a simple-to-learn and easy-to-play dice game and several gift basket prizes will be awarded to the winners. This year's event will be raising money for the Compassion Women’s Center, Food 4 Kids at Inola Schools, and the Rogers County Blue Starr Mothers. Find out how to pre-register for the event and learn more about Bunco and Gamma Pi ESA in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Annual Ice Cream Festival Scoops Up The Fun In Broken Arrow

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2019

Attention all ice cream lovers: the Blue Bell Taste of Summer Ice Cream Festival will be happening at Central Park on Main Street in Broken Arrow Saturday, July 20 from 10am to 3pm. For only $5 per person, you can enjoy this family event featuring all-you-can-eat ice cream in a variety of flavors, learn about the manufacturing process, and keep the little ones entertained at the kids' zone with inflatables, games and crafts. Find more details about the event in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Health Coverage Options Based Specifically On Your Needs

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2019

Becky Brown at USHEALTH Advisors understands that when it comes to insurance, every customer has different needs. That's why their health coverage plans are custom built to make sure you have the right benefits to fit your needs and you're not wasting money on unnecessary coverage. There are several different categories of coverage options, including Health & Wellness*, Critical Illness*, Accident*, Dental*, Disability Income*, Life Insurance*, Income Protector*, Vision Insurance* and more. Learn how Becky can set you up with a better plan in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Homegrown from the Pharm

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: July 2019

What sets the Wellness Pharm in Tulsa apart from other medicinal cannabis dispensaries is their unique grow operation. 80% of the product in their store is grown by the company, ensuring the highest quality while cutting the added costs of the middle man, keeping prices low. They pride themselves on a completely organic product, with no pesticides or outside chemicals, and thoroughly test their products for cannabinoid levels and medical effectiveness. Learn more about their products and exceptional customer service in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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'Tis the Season to Feel Lovely!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: July 2019

Christmas in July at BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center includes deeply discounted products and services from weight loss to anti-aging. Since 2009, BA Med Spa has helped clients feel their best and obtain their physical appearance goals by boosting their confidence and self-esteem. Stop by for a free consultation to determine which of their many treatments are right for you and take advantage of these exclusive deals before the sales event ends on July 12. Find more details about the event in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Military History Trivia Night Challenge!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2019

The Broken Arrow Military History Center presents the fourth annual Military History Trivia Night Challenge at Battle Creek Event Center July 19 starting at 5pm. Tickets are $25 each and proceeds benefit the museum and its programs, and sponsorships are available. Put your military knowledge to the test at this night of food, fellowship and freedom! Find more details about the event and learn about the Broken Arrow Military History Center in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Q&A: Accepting Gift Funds

By: April Bow | Category: Financial Services | Issue: July 2019

Are you looking for financial assistance on a mortgage, but aren't sure about the laws and policies regarding gift funds? April Bow from RCB Bank answers the frequently asked questions about that topic and outlines the step-by-step process to help protect you legally and financially in this month's Financially Fit column. Read the full article in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair

By: Carol Carter | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2019

LIFE Senior Services is excited to host the 2019 Senior Safety and Lifestyle Fair July 30 at the Exchange Center at Expo Square. For the past two years, the event has welcomed hundreds of exhibitors and presenters, plus thousands of seniors and family caregivers. Stop by for activities, presentations and exhibits sharing information about assisted living, financial services, health benefits, accessibility and rehabilitation services and much more. Find details about the event in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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AquaPalooza Grand Lake To Celebrate 10th Annual Event

By: Michelle Prine | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2019

Grand Lake presents the 10th annual AquaPalooza celebration at Duck Creek Saturday, July 20 from 1pm to 5pm. Enjoy live music from the band House Party while relaxing in your boats or floats at The Point at Grand Lake RV Resort. Bring your friends and family along for this exciting on-the-water party! Find more details about the event in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Claremore's Got Talent Boasts an Evening of Local Entertainment

By: Tom Fink | Category: Education | Issue: July 2019

The Claremore Public Schools Foundation is actively seeking area residents who have unique, unusual, or hidden talents they’re willing to share at the upcoming Claremore's Got Talent fundraiser in September. There are no age restrictions, and scholarships and cash prizes will be awarded to the winners. The proceeds benefit the Claremore Public Schools Foundation's mission “to enrich the quality of education in the Claremore Public Schools.” Learn how you can be a part of this event and find more information in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Summer Grilling

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: July 2019

Summer is the best time of year to fire up the grill, and there's so much more you can make than just burgers and hot dogs. World traveler and professional chef, Shannon Smith, teaches us how to make the most of fresh, in-season produce and her personal methods of grilling up gourmet masterpieces. Find her original recipes for Grilled Cod with Salsa Verde and Yellow Pepper Pesto in this month's Beads and Basil column. Read the full article in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Luxury Rooms Indoors and Outdoors

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: July 2019

Adding a sunroom to your home is a versatile option to increase the value of your home and add luxury to your lifestyle. Four Seasons Sunrooms of Tulsa specializes in sunrooms, solariums and conservatories, and now offers outdoor shade products for patios as well. Their sunrooms are manufactured by the top brands in the industry featuring the newest smart-home technology and their superior service guarantees professional installation and low-maintenance durability. Learn about their variety of products and how a sunroom can upgrade your home experience in the July 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Supplements 101: More Than Just Vitamins and Protein

By: Josh Morin | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2019

Whether you're trying to lose weight or gain muscle, there are a variety of supplements that can help make the process easier or more effective. Fueled Supplements vice president Josh Morin explains the different types of supplements on the market, how they work and what to look for in choosing the right product to meet your needs. Fueled's line of premium products has something for everyone, from the serious athlete to the casual gym goer, as well as one-of-a-kind sleep-aid and fat-burner products. Learn about supplement categories and ingredients and find out more about Fueled Supplements in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Decadently Delicious Superfoods at ah-Sigh-e

By: Deborah Belty | Category: Restaurants | Issue: June 2019

If you've never tried an açai bowl, head over to family owned and operated "ah-Sigh-e" in Bixby and treat yourself to a fresh, all-natural guilt-free smoothie. The açai berry is known as a “superfood” that is a low-carbohydrate, high-antioxidant fruit that contains fiber and protein. Their products are made fresh and are refined sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free, with “no hidden sugars,” and no added salt or preservatives. Read about owners Jason and Trena McGill's journey to launching their store in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Dun-Rite Does Roofing Right

By: Tom Fink | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: June 2019

The business model at Dun-Rite Roofing in Owasso is built on quality service, competitive pricing and integrity. They don't believe in conducting door-to-door solicitations following area weather incidents and vows only to give customers what they need for their specific situation, rather than inflating services or material costs for a profit. Their new location includes a beautiful, expanded showroom located just off highway 20. Learn more about their business and how they can help meet your roofing needs in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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A Toast to Summertime

By: Shannon Smith | Category: Restaurants | Issue: June 2019

A toast to summer - literally! World traveler and professional chef, Shannon Smith, teaches us how to transform a simple slice of toast into a gourmet snack, dessert or even a meal, and find recipes for some of her top favorite toast-toppers including a BLT with Scrambled Eggs, Lemon Chicken Salad with Almonds, Avocado & Crushed Corn Chips and a delicious Patty Melt. Read the full story in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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New Certified Nurse Practitioner at Rogers County Health Department

By: Renetta Harrison | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: June 2019

The Rogers County Health Department welcomes their new certified nurse practitioner, Erika Rumble. She is board certified in Women’s Health and has 15 years’ experience as a registered nurse. With the addition of new staff members, they are renewing their goals of reducing chronic disease and obesity, improving child and maternal health, and helping Rogers County be the best county in the state, maybe even the nation, for all health behaviors. Learn more about Erika and the Rogers County Health Department in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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American Celebrates AMERICA!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2019

American Heritage Bank presents the 23rd Annual Fireworks Extravaganza at the Sapulpa Walmart on July 4 beginning at 5 p.m. This free event includes inflatables, face painting, vendors, a DJ, many family activities followed by a spectacular firework show at 9:45 p.m. as a celebration of America and a special thank you to the community and public servants from American Heritage Bank! Find details about the event and learn about American Heritage Bank's history in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Kwenchers Helps Light Up Your Independence Day Celebration

By: Tom Fink | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2019

If you want to take your Independence Day party to the next level, Jason Hower, owner of Kwenchers Wine & Spirits in Owasso, is the expert on which beverages pair best with any occasion. They have a huge selection available at low supermarket-matched prices, and will even be open on the Fourth of July, making it the perfect stop for last-minute purchases. Don't forget to meet Mac the canine companion when you visit! Read Jason's recommendations and learn more about Kwenchers in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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American Heritage Music Festival

By: Kathleen Pixley | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2019

The American Heritage Music Festival is happening June 6-8 in Grove, Oklahoma. The kick-off party begins Thursday at Sniders Camp with a lineup of talented musicians and fun contests. Friday and Saturday events will be at the Grove Civic Center, with a Grand Finale show "Buddy Holly and The Legends of Rock ‘N Roll" starring Jim Paul Blair on Saturday. Come enjoy a weekend of classic All-American music and fun for the whole family. Find more details about the event in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Best Friends Start Business with Love of Animals and Dogged Determination

By: Tom Fink | Category: Pets | Issue: June 2019

Krista Keesling and Jill Pratt bonded over their mutual love for dogs, and when Krista started getting an abundance of requests to dog-sit, they took the opportunity to start Pet Sitting Services of Tulsa. Instead of boarding, their employees take care of the animals in the client's home, where the animals are more comfortable in their own environment. All pet sitters are interviewed extensively before being hired, to ensure they’re the “right fit” for the company. Learn more about the business in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Wine, Eats and Easels

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2019

The 16th annual Wine, Eats and Easels event combines entertainment, art, food and beverage selections from popular area restaurants, featured local artists, and much more in the beautiful downtown Broken Arrow rose district on June 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This extraordinary event is one of the largest fundraisers supporting Broken Arrow Neighbors, a nonprofit organization providing “assistance with dignity” to neighbors in need. Sponsorships are available, with levels beginning at $250. Sponsors will be invited to a pre-event party under a dedicated VIP tent starting an hour before general admission and will be treated to champagne and extras to celebrate their commitment to the cause. Find out more details about the event and learn about how Broken Arrow Neighbors is making a difference in the community in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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A Retirement Guide for Ages 50+

By: Joe Langley | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2019

For those who are approaching retirement, planning an income strategy is important to make sure you don't run out of money. This is a balancing act between the income lifestyle you desire and the fund stability you need. Joe Langley at RCB Bank shares his step-by-step process to help maximize your retirement savings, including the 4% rule, 401(k) contributions, and more. Read the full story in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Broken Arrow Chamber Welcomes New CEO

By: Alex Risenhoover | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2019

Introducing Jennifer Conway, the new president and CEO of the Broken Arrow Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development Corporation. Jennifer is passionate about advocating for the economic vibrancy of the community in which she serves and is excited to be a part of building Broken Arrow’s next phase of growth by building programs and opportunities that address their greatest needs such as workforce, education and capital. Read the full story in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Prolific Patriotic Pastimes Across Northeast Oklahoma This July

By: Tom Fink | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2019

Northeast Oklahoma has so many Fourth of July events and firework shows to choose from, so we picked out the top 14 from Bartlesville to Bixby and Skiatook to Sperry. Read all of the locations and descriptions so you can make an informed decision on which event to attend and make the most of your Independence day! Some events begin as early as 6 a.m. and have various activities throughout the day, so you might even want to hop around between them! Find the article in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Veteran's Ride Connect Adds New Transit Provider, Jamm Transit

By: Lisa Boren | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2019

Veterans’ Ride Connect is a ground-breaking cooperative agency of transit providers who work together to provide veterans with safe, reliable and local transportation services across 29 counties in eastern Oklahoma. In 2018, their partners provided more than 16,000 trips for veterans and continue to collaborate and build partnerships with other transit services throughout the eastern half of the state. All of the Veterans’ Ride Connect transit agencies use ADA-compliant vehicles, including minivans and shuttle buses, and are operated by drivers who are highly trained in wheelchair securement and all other aspects of transit safety. Learn more about their state-of-the-art Mobility Management Center in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Health Coverage Options Based Specifically On Your Needs

By: Mary Bransford | Category: Financial Services | Issue: June 2019

Becky Brown at USHEALTH Advisors understands that when it comes to insurance, every customer has different needs. That's why their health coverage plans are custom built to make sure you have the right benefits to fit your needs and you're not wasting money on unnecessary coverage. There are several different categories of coverage options, including Health & Wellness*, Critical Illness*, Accident*, Dental*, Disability Income*, Life Insurance*, Income Protector*, Vision Insurance* and more. Learn how Becky can set you up with a better plan in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Going the Extra Mile

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Automotive | Issue: June 2019

Safety is a top priority at South Pointe Chevrolet's service department. They're ready to help make sure your vehicle is road trip-ready between their maintenance and repair services and free 32-point safety inspection. Their service technicians are highly trained and use the latest technology to work on and thoroughly inspect each vehicle. Stop by for an enjoyable experience starting with a warm welcome from their friendly service advisor team, to the free refreshments available in the cozy waiting area, all the way through the complimentary car wash at the end. Learn more about South Pointe Chevrolet's high standards and the dream team that makes it all happen in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Family Fun + Fireworks begins with a visit to the Castle of Muskogee

By: Beki Akins | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: June 2019

Fourth of July celebrations wouldn't be complete without fireworks, and the Castle of Muskogee's 37,000 square foot showroom has an amazing quantity and selection of pyrotechnic choices. Stop by between June 15 and July 6 to stock up and get special discount pricing, whether you're on a budget or planning a huge production. Every product is double-inspected for safety and guaranteed to light. Learn more about their product selection and this year's event lineup at the Castle of Muskogee in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Crazy Cute and Customized at Plum Wild Boutique!

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Retail | Issue: June 2019

Plum Wild boutique in Broken Arrow's Rose District has both name-brand merchandise as well as original custom-made clothing and accessories. They offer jewelry, cups and glasses, pillows, baby items, shirts and bags, and many items are customizable with embroidery or vinyl lettering. Athleisure wear is one of their biggest sellers this time of year, combining style with comfort as summer approaches. Read about how the owner, Sally Redwine, began the store and find out more about their products in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Survivor Sanctuary

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2019

Sign up now for the Demand Project's annual charity golf tournament, coming Monday, June 17. All proceeds benefit their mission to protect children, stop predators, rescue victims, and restore the lives of sex trafficking victims. Their new facility, Mount Aruka, is a beautiful safe-haven designed to help provide a journey to recovery, as an alternative to the detention centers that many victims are placed in due to lack of facilities. Learn how you can be a part of this fundraising event and make a difference in helping restore lives in the June 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo Bucking Back to Claremore

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2019

Now in its 73rd year, the Will Rogers Stampede PRCA Rodeo is returning to Stampede Park in Claremore May 23-26. Built on Oklahoma tradition, this award-winning rodeo includes bull-riding, of course, bronc riding, team roping, barrel racing and mutton busting, plus entertainment provided by traditional charro, rope artist, and horseman Tomas Garcillazo and Wisconsin Freestyle Motocross rider Cody Cavanaugh. Find out where to purchase advance tickets and plan your experience in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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24th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival

By: Beki Akins | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: May 2019

The Castle of Muskogee presents the 24th Annual Oklahoma Renaissance Festival, every weekend through June 2. Step back into 1569 England to experience the royal quest for knighthood, a live action Jousting Tournament, petting zoo, theatre performances, Birds of Prey exhibitions and traveling acrobats, plus food and games. Don't have a costume? No problem, the markets have all kinds of medieval fashion, jewelry, armor and weaponry for sale. Find out what's new this year and how you can plan your day at the Renaissance Festival in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Veterans’ Ride Connect Adds New Transit Provider, JAMM Transit; Expands Service Area

By: Lisa Boren | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: May 2019

Veterans’ Ride Connect is a ground-breaking cooperative agency of transit providers who work together to provide veterans with safe, reliable and local transportation services across 29 counties in eastern Oklahoma. In 2018, their partners provided more than 16,000 trips for veterans and continue to collaborate and build partnerships with other transit services throughout the eastern half of the state. All of the Veterans’ Ride Connect transit agencies use ADA-compliant vehicles, including minivans and shuttle buses, and are operated by drivers who are highly trained in wheelchair securement and all other aspects of transit safety. Learn more about their state-of-the-art Mobility Management Center in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Decadently Delicious Superfoods at ah-Sigh-e

By: Deborah Belty | Category: Restaurants | Issue: May 2019

If you've never tried an açai bowl, head over to family owned and operated "ah-Sigh-e" in Bixby and treat yourself to a fresh, all-natural guilt-free smoothie. The açai berry is known as a “superfood” that is a low-carbohydrate, high-antioxidant fruit that contains fiber and protein. Their products are made fresh and are refined sugar-free, dairy-free, soy-free, with “no hidden sugars,” and no added salt or preservatives. Read about owners Jason and Trena McGill's journey to launching their store in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Helping Customers Close the Door on Home-Ownership

By: Tom Fink | Category: Real Estate | Issue: May 2019

Take the hassle and frustration out of the home and property closing process with Century Title of Oklahoma. Sharon Mixon and her team of trained professionals will be there to walk you through every step of the process, check over all of the paperwork and legal documents, and answer any questions you have along the way. Their extensive experience guarantees no small detail or mistake is overlooked and you will be fully protected from any issues while closing. Read about how their process can make your moving transition easier in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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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 ValueNews.com.

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Building Confidence, Instilling Discipline

By: Tom Fink | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2019

Martial Arts Academy of Owasso offers classes open to all ages teaching self-defense, discipline and respect. Summer break is the perfect opportunity to try out these classes with the whole family for a unique bonding and learning experience. Build confidence, learn focus and discipline and develop new skills as you train both your mind and body. Learn more about Martial Arts Academy's program in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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A Legacy of Preservation

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Rogers County | Issue: May 2019

The Indian Women's Pocahontas Club is hosting their 13th annual Old-Fashioned Picnic on May 18, 2019 at the Will Rogers birthplace ranch in Oologah, Oklahoma. This event is about embracing the history and traditions of the Cherokee people and celebrating the community between friends and neighbors. The event is open to the public and is free to enter; however, a $10 or more donation is suggested. Guests to the event will find music and entertainment, traditional Cherokee games, hog fry, trout pond, vendors and much more. Find all of the details in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Is Loan Protection Right For You?

By: Curtis Bales | Category: Financial Services | Issue: May 2019

When taking out a loan, everyone's worst fear is defaulting and losing their entire investment, but did you know there is a way to guarantee that won't happen? Curtis Bales from RCB Bank explains how different types of Loan Protection and Credit Insurance work to keep your finances and assets secure in the event of an unforeseen circumstance. You don't want to wait until you're in a crisis to figure out how to make ends meet, so ease your stress and look into your options now. Read about these types of coverage in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Shine All Year Long - Head to Toe

By: Deborah Belty | Category: Health & Beauty | Issue: May 2019

Reveal Salon has a team of licensed and experienced staff available to treat your hair, skin and nails. Certified nail technician Debbie Edmonds performs manicures and pedicures using high-end products that look great and last several weeks. They also specialize in acne treatment, starting with an in-depth consultation to determine the specific approach needed to achieve clear, healthy skin. Learn more about their services and how they can help you "get your shine on" in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Proven Home Improvement Solutions

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Home Improvement | Issue: May 2019

If your home's exterior is in need of updating or repair, ABC Seamless of NE Oklahoma can give your home a fresh, new look using the strongest materials available on the market. Your home is likely your largest investment, so making sure it is ready to withstand Oklahoma weather is a precaution worth taking! They install windows, roofing, gutters and siding, and their steel products are guaranteed for life. See the before and after comparisons and read what customers have to say about their work in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazine and at ValueNews.com.

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Sculpt A Body You'll Love

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Health & Fitness | Issue: May 2019

BA Med Spa & Weight Loss Center offers a variety of services for helping you develop a healthy, fit body and obtain your physical appearance goals. They provide alternative methods to lose weight and gain muscle, such as EMSCULPT. In just four half-hour sessions over two weeks, studies have shown a 16-19% fat reduction and 19-23% muscle gain in the treated area. After the rapid transformation, their team of experts will teach you how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and control your diet to keep the weight off. Learn about how this procedure works and how to set up a free initial consultation in the May 2019 edition of VALUES News Magazi