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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

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Take A Break

By: Tom Fink | Category: | Issue: January 2019

Although spring break may still be months away, it’s never too early to start thinking about the where and how of your spring break, so the sooner you start making plans, the better and more likely it will be a spring break you’ll remember for all the right reasons.

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Show The Love This Valentine's Day

By: Macy Goodnight | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: January 2019

Soon, everywhere you look there will be cards, candy hearts, chocolates, and roses galore ready for purchase for Valentine’s Day. There are so many unique and special ways to celebrate this holiday beyond the giving of these traditional gifts. Here’s a list of 11 new and exciting ways to embrace the romance and enchantment of this annual celebration of love!

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Winter Nights & Holiday Lights Make for Christmas Delights

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2018

No matter where you may live in Oklahoma, odds are there’s a dazzling holiday light display just a short drive away from wherever you are.

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New Year's Eve Party Planning Ideas

By: Tom Fink | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: December 2018

Value News presents a few suggestions to help ring in the new year.

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Colors of Autumn

By: Value News | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: October 2018

Choruses of the phrase, “Oh how pretty!” are sure to be echoing throughout Oklahoma in the fall months as “leaf peepers” hit the road. You’re sure to stumble across great spots to pull off scenic, winding highways and byways to savor a picnic… or to capture special photographs… or just to breathe in the crisp autumn air and appreciate and contemplate the beauty of nature’s dazzling display.

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The $145 Million Marriage Proposal

By: Tammy Laakso | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: August 2018

Starting in 2022 it will be possible to ask for the beloved’s hand in marriage while flying over the lunar surface to the sound of Franck Sinatra’s “Fly Me to the Moon”. The one-week interplanetary flight will be carried out using a self-contained and autonomous spacecraft allowing the two lovers to travel alone.

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Oklahoma's Waterfalls

By: Tammy Laakso | Category: Recreation/Leisure | Issue: July 2018

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.

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What Are You Thankful For?

By: Values Editor | Category: Special Interest | Issue: September 2017

Three winners will be chosen to be featured in our November issue, with prizes from Edible Arrangements and the Pink House in Claremore.

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Go Downtown with Value News

By: Christopher Davis | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: April 2014

Downtown Tulsa is bursting with ­original music and art, quirky shops, exciting dining options, and plays host to several professional sports teams and regular concerts from big name performers.

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Get More from!

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: January 2012

The Value News newspaper’s top-rate, easy-to-­navigate website,, allows readers even more access to savings and information.

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Holiday Events

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: December 2011

Nov. 8 - Dec. 23Christmas at the BelvidereBelvidere Mansion121 N. Chickasaw Ave., Claremore(918)  Nov. 19 - Dec.

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Holiday Events

By: Value News | Category: Special Interest | Issue: November 2011

Nov. 8-Dec. 23Christmas at the BelvidereBelvidere Mansion121 N. Chickasaw Ave., Claremore(918) Nov.

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Good Garden!

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Lawn & Garden | Issue: April 2011

April is abloom with things to do for gardeners – beginners and veterans – and for all lovers of flowers, plants and herbs. Mark your calendar for one or all of these fantastic garden-themed events.

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Farm Fresh and Festival Fun

By: Value News | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2009

Local Farmers MarketsBartlesville Farmers MarketFrank Phillips Park, Downtown8:30 a.m.-11 a.m. Saturdays Broken Arrow Farmers Market418 S. Main St.4:30-8:30 p.m. Thursda…

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Valentine’s Day Romance without the Expense

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: February 2009

For many couples, Valentine’s Day is the same old routine each year: dinner at a nice (and crowded) restaurant followed by a movie. Boring!

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Nearby Spring Break Destinations

By: Sheryl Sowell | Category: Other | Issue: January 2009

Spring break will be here soon, so now is a great time for families and groups of friends to start planning their getaways.

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Holiday Happenings

By: Value News | Category: Other | Issue: November 2008

For many, Christmas means flying reindeer, the birth of a holy child, sparkling lights and a jolly man in a red suit.

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Independence Day 2008

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: July 2008

The Fourth of July is associated with family gatherings, celebrations, parades, picnics, and of course, fireworks.

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Storks Deliver Memories as Well as Babies

By: Deanna Rebro | Category: Special Interest | Issue: May 2008

Looking for a baby gift that’s really different?  Or maybe something for the mother who has everything?  Rent a stork and create a forever memory when mother…

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December Holiday Events

By: Sarah Mitschke | Category: Other | Issue: December 2007

Looking for things to do to get you in the holiday spirit? Look no further. The following is a compilation of fun, enjoyable, family- friendly events. Castle of Muskogee Christmas KingdomNov.

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Oklahoma Celebrates Freedom

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Other | Issue: July 2007

Celebrate July Fourth with fireworks from the Castle of Muskogee.A northeastern Oklahoma tradition is purchasing fireworks at the Castle of Muskogee.

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Holiday Events Extravaganza

By: Christy Means-Smith | Category: Other | Issue: November 2006

The holiday season is now here in full force, and in all the hustle and bustle, it is important to take the time to relax and savor family time.

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