Value News Articles–March 2016

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Don Hansen serves as mentor for Soil Smart Partners, a startup company offering specialty soils for individuals and contractors.

They’ve Got the Dirt

Many people know Don Hansen and his Thunderbird Berry Farm, located east of Broken Arrow on Hansen Road (321st East Avenue), just south of 71st Street (Kenosha). Don has recently announced the formation of a new business, Soil Smart Partners, for which Hansen will serve as mentor. Read more »

Paying Too Much for Your Prescriptions?

According to Mark Wright, owner of GenScripts Pharmacy, millions of consumers pay for their own prescriptions out of pocket, have high-deductible insurance, are affected by the Medicare Part D “donut hole,” or have expensive insurance co-pays for at least part of their prescriptions. Read more »

Superhero Challenge

Although every child deserves to grow up in a safe, supportive home, we are all frighteningly aware that child abuse happens every day. Read more »

Learn the Essentials

Kiyla Fenell came to a crossroads in her life last January. Her young son was seriously ill and was hospitalized for nine days, prompting her to embark on a search for natural health solutions. Among them? Read more »

Spring Organizing Made Easy

Spring brings gardening, cleanup and organizing. Do you have easy access to your gardening tools? Perhaps you vowed last year to finally get the garage organized, or you want to get relief from a cluttered home? Read more »


South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge Service Director Tim McNabb and his service team will always make you feel welcome.

Pointe Your Vehicle in the Right Direction

South Pointe Chrysler Jeep Dodge offers outstanding repairs and maintenance services, no matter where you purchased your vehicle. Read more »

Financial Services

Ken Grant and Melanie Hasty-Grant, owners of 
Waterstone Private Wealth Management.

Never Let Your Fear Decide Your Future.

Waterstone Private Wealth Management helps clients create confidence in their dreams for their future. Read more »

Scams In All Shapes and Sizes

“Financially Fit” is a column published by RCB Bank to help you gain knowledge on all things financial. Fitness guides – RCB Bank professionals in the field – offer ideas to help you strengthen your money sense, customize savings training, and provide qui Read more »

Health & Beauty

The lovely ladies of Carol’s Place include (L to R): Terrin Zebert, hair stylist; Carol Graham, salon owner and hair stylist; and Dani Freeman, salon manager and nail technician.

The Place to Be

Carol’s Place is a family-friendly salon offering quality hair and nail services in an inviting atmosphere. Read more »

Learn the Essentials

Kiyla Fenell offers certified pure essential oils. Read more »

She’s Nailing It

Reveal Salon’s nail technician Debbie Edmonds has over 30 years of experience and a long list of happy clients. Read more »

Health & Fitness

Beth Cassody and Teresa McIlroy put the victorious “V” in their new studio space for VIM 360.

Find Your Vim and Vigor Again

VIM 360, formerly Strength of Mind & Body, has moved to a larger space and now offers expanded class selections and times. Read more »

Paying Too Much for Your Prescriptions?

GenScripts Pharmacy is expanding its proven prescription cost reduction system from Tulsa and Broken Arrow to patients in Owasso. Read more »

March Into Your Fitness Resolution

If you made a New Year’s resolution to lose weight or improve your health and have given up, it’s not too late to start fresh. Read more »

A Heart for Your Eyes

Dr. Len Hart has treated families in Collinsville for 34 years at Primary Eye Care. Read more »

Home Improvement

Custom Pools inc. Co-Owner Josh Atkinson shown on site at a recently completed vinyl pool project.  Custom Pools 
specializes in swimming pools from basic to extravagant.

Swimming Pools that Create Memories

Custom Pools inc. has been building beautiful family pools since 1980. Read more »

Spring Organizing Made Easy

Derksen Portable Buildings offers a simple, affordable solution to clear your cluttered garage or home. Read more »

We Do Driveways

LCI Concrete celebrates ten years in business this year. Read more »

In Our Communities

Wow your guests with a beautiful wedding at OK40 Ranch, which includes a new Reception Hall seating up to 275 guests.

A Private Event Oasis

OK40 Ranch offers the best of both worlds for weddings and weekend retreats. Read more »

NPI Names Brooke Hamilton as President and CEO

Hamilton succeeds both her mother and grandmother as CEO of the family-owned, woman-led company. Read more »

Run to the Well

Kibo Group International will host the second annual 5K and Fun Run, dedicated to bringing clean water to Uganda, on April 9, 2016. Read more »

The Function, Responsibility and Performance of the Tulsa County Assessor’s Office

Helpful information about our Tulsa County Assessor’s office. Read more »

Superhero Challenge

The Child Abuse Network’s 3rd annual fundraiser is set for Sunday, April 3. Read more »

Building a Better Future

Republican candidate Carl Parson is in the running for Oklahoma House District 8. Read more »

Can You Walk a Mile in Her Shoes?

Form teams and bring your canine friends to this year’s Walk a Mile in Her Shoes on Saturday, April 16. The event helps bring awareness to and raise funds for domestic violence and sexual assault. Read more »

Party Like the Irish

Mark your calendars for Claremore Main Street’s two upcoming St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. Read more »

Agora Spartan Craft Market

Bixby North Elementary to host the second event on Saturday, April 2. Read more »

Route 66 Cruisers Donate to Akdar Shrine

The car club donated $4,000 to benefit children of Shriner’s Hospitals. Read more »

Calling All Outdoor Enthusiasts

The Outdoor Sporting Expo will be held March 12-13 at Claremore Expo Center. Read more »

Lawn & Garden

Mother Nature’s Pest Control & Lawn Care department managers include: Brent Pressnall, pests; Tom Sevitts, lawn; David Grady, human resources; and (not pictured) Andrea Monks, office manager. Sheila Disler is communications 
director, and Justin Buckmaster is marketing director for Mother Nature’s.

Don’t Be Alarmed, Be Aware

Mother Nature’s Pest Control addresses potential insect-related issues not to be ignored: Zika virus, termites, bedbugs, and fleas and ticks. Read more »

They’ve Got the Dirt

Soil Smart Partners provide quality soils for individuals and landscaping companies, as well as a drop-off location for leaf and grass disposal. Read more »

Art in Transit Rolls Out Winners

Doug Henderson’s Harley-Davidson motorcycle photography design will be applied to one bus as well as benches and shelters around Tulsa. Read more »


Chris Rich unveils the recently remodeled McDonald’s in 
Claremore. The store was originally built by Chris’s parents, 
Tim and Patty Rich.

McLovin the Newly Renovated Claremore McDonald’s

Remodeled inside and out, come visit McDonald’s just south of Claremore on Historic Route 66. Read more »

Myers Thinks Outside the Pizza Box

Mazzio’s names industry veteran Stuart Myers as its new vice president of marketing. Read more »


Amber Post, franchise owner of Just Between Friends in Owasso, Jenks/Glenpool, Broken Arrow, and Lee’s Summit.

Sell Your Kids’ Outgrown Items

The Just Between Friends Owasso sale will be April 13-16 at  Friendship Baptist Church. The Broken Arrow sale will be April 1-3 at Rhema Ninowski Recreation Center. Read more »

Thrift Harbor Celebrates 5 Years and New Location

A new Thrift Harbor location is now open in Bartlesville. Read more »

County Grannies PlayHouse Welcomes All

Carolyn Dormier’s mission is to provide a place for the community to gather and create craft items, hold parties and events, and shop and consign resale items. Read more »

Spring Fashion at The District

New arrivals are coming in daily at The District on Main in downtown Claremore. Read more »

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