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12&12 Day Aims to Help Those In Need

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The largest Comprehensive Community Addiction Recovery Center in the state, 12&12, is hosting its third annual 12&12 Day on Saturday, Dec. 12. The event is aimed at increasing awareness for and helping those suffering from addiction. “12&12 Day is an opportunity to shine a light on the effects of addiction and learn how 12&12, Inc. is impacting our community in...

Have a Hobby Holiday

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Despite a dreary year, you can still make your December merry and bright by indulging in some new pastimes. We explore a few of these delightful diversions that can keep you occupied, educated, entertained and happy at home. Knitting/Crocheting No longer just for old ladies, knitting and crocheting alike have become more and more popular with younger generations.  “Learning to knit and...

Keeping the Lights On

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Electricity is a luxury we often take for granted. It powers our days, but we rarely take time to appreciate just how important this utility really is. Companies around the state work diligently to create clean energy to propel our state into a sustainable future. We go behind the scenes with a few of these businesses to see the ways they’re helping to power Oklahoma; discuss the pros of the electric and hybrid vehicles on the market; and explore ways to appreciate electric commodities during leisure time.

Caring for Fido and Felix

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The Pandemic Pet Boom Pet adoptions have skyrocketed during the pandemic, as work-from-home measures are keeping Oklahomans indoors and looking for ways to stay occupied and motivated. That boom is a good thing – but owners should be aware of possible issues and complications of a pandemic adoption.  Hank Johnson, board member and treasurer for the Humane Society of Tulsa, explains...

Redefining Youth

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Jack Freese Attorney – Freese & March Tulsa attorney Jack Freese looks for the good in everyone. Stories about the seminal moments of his life are told with dry wit and a touch of drama. And gratitude is his middle name. “While we meet a lot of people who are angry, upset or out of sorts, the practice of law has brought...

Autumn Colors Road Trip

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The season of changing colors is upon us again, and now is the perfect time to take in the sights. With the COVID-19 pandemic still in full swing, a road trip around the states to take in the beautiful views of nature – plenty far away from anyone else – is an excellent way to get out of that...

Fun on the Farm

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Fall family fun is not canceled this year. With some new safety measures, Oklahoma’s favorite pumpkin farms are open to the public. Tulsa’s Pumpkin Town Farms is taking extra precautions this season to ensure all guests feel safe and welcome, says co-owner Brigette Basse.  “We are requiring our employees to wear masks and highly encouraging guests to wear masks as well,”...

A One-Stop Shop

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Earlier in her life, Eakly native Lori Flansburg was a chef at a prestigious restaurant. Although she was reaching professional goals, she felt unsettled. This led her to accept the executive director spot for the not-yet-opened nonprofit Weatherford Food and Resource Center in April 2016.  To prepare for the job, she dove into Custer County’s statistics and came across a...

Navigating Relationships 

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By Amanda Kirzner and Nina Bronson When you become a parent, something changes inside you. Sometimes the change is instantaneous, while other times, it takes a bit to feel that overwhelming love for this little person you just met. This little person, in turn, worships you and relies on you for everything.  Your hope in life is to raise a healthy,...

Cowboy Country

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While COVID-19 remains a significant health threat, the travel industry is nevertheless showing a pulse – and Stillwater should be high on anyone’s list of weekend or day-trip destinations in Oklahoma. The Payne County seat of just over 45,000 is brimming with activity, says Cristy Morrison, longtime president and CEO of Visit Stillwater, the city’s official tourism promoter. She says...