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Providing medical and rehabilitative care to wildlife, one nonprofit organization works to return these animals back to their natural habitats. WildCare Oklahoma, located in Noble, is one of the ten largest wildlife rehabilitation and conservation organizations in the country, and is among the few with a wildlife hospital in the midwestern United States.  Last year, the organization cared for 7,374...
Creating pottery has a storied history that goes back millennia and spans myriad cultures. It has endured and thrived as an artform, and is still popular today, both as a livelihood and a hobby fit for children and adults alike.  “There’s a lot to learn in ceramics and pottery, and you make it as simple as you want to or...
John Lindsay, president and CEO of Helmerich & Payne Inc., has worked his way up the leadership chain since joining Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co., the company’s wholly owned drilling subsidiary, in 1987. Starting as a drilling engineer, he later served as operations manager, vice president for U.S. land operations and executive vice president for U.S. and international operations.  Lindsay...

Let’s Rock

One man’s rock is another man’s treasure. Or at least, that’s the case for rockhounds – the self-identifying moniker for people who enjoy collecting rocks and minerals. Oklahoma is home to hundreds of said rockhounds, spurring the formation of groups like the Tulsa Rock and Mineral Society (TRMS) and the Oklahoma Mineral and Gem Society (OMGS). These groups act as...

Swing Away

Golf’s popularity in Oklahoma continues to skyrocket. And whether you’re a pro looking for the next challenge, a beginner swinging a club for the first time or someone in between, there are plenty of places to play. At Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, promoting the sport to Oklahomans has been a mission for decades.  “In March 2000, Southern Hills' board...

Remembering Ruth

On July 31, 1956, Columbia Pictures released a movie titled Storm Center. Starring Bette Davis as a small-town librarian, it’s been called the first feature film to directly confront the excesses of McCarthyism. (Named after its figurehead, Wisconsin senator Joe McCarthy, McCarthyism was a Cold War phenomenon that sought zealously to root out and ruin communists and their fellow...
Enormous reserves of warm spring water lie beneath Budapest, providing rivers of soothing thermal comfort to the city’s bath houses, therapeutic spas and evening swim parties. The stuff contains minerals and is supposedly so good for you, the Romans would drink it. Hippos at the Budapest Zoo insist on it in their pools. The source of the Danube River is...
“Sickle cell is the most common inherited blood disorder in the United States, affecting an estimated 100,000 Americans,” says Ashley Baker, M.D., interim director of the Pediatric Sickle Cell Program at Oklahoma Children’s Hospital OU Health, as well as the associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences in OKC. There are variations of sickle cell disease,...
Saying that Eufaula has almost everything a resident or tourist would want may seem like an exaggeration – but is it really? Case in point: Eufaula is home to Oklahoma’s largest lake. With over 600 miles of shoreline and covering some 100,00 acres, Lake Eufaula is a go-to for recreational enthusiasts who want to play in or on the water....
You’re look out your window on a dry summer day and catch a glimpse of smoke. Only a few minutes later, a full-fledged fire is streaking across your neighbor’s lawn and threatening your home, your life and your belongings. Oklahomans try to avoid these harrowing experiences by putting burn bans in place before tragedy strikes.  “A burn ban is what the...