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Tenacity, Pecans and Cowboy Hats

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The grit and gumption of two Alabamans displaced by the Civil War continues with their southern Oklahoma descendants, whose heart-healthy products have a global following. Dan Hamilton, his sons Mark and Paul and grandson Jacob run a pair of Johnson County businesses – Tri-Agri Farm Center and Native American Specialty Products – that...

Interlaced Generations

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Covered in heavy clothing and donning boots, Eveline Battiest Steele trudges through dense cane breaks, where waist-high poison ivy and critters sometimes dog her efforts in finding something she covets. Steele and her husband make periodic 60- to 80-mile round trips from their Broken Bow home to find mature cane along southeastern Oklahoma’s...

Oklahoma’s Tribal Impact

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A photo album of these native Oklahomans is striking. One picture is of an accomplished TV and film actress strolling down the red carpet; there’s an action shot of a Division I college athlete. Other snaps include a successful fashion designer, a health-care professional receiving accolades from the U.S. surgeon general, and an internationally acclaimed poet. These are images of...

May Means Music

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Casinos around the state bring excellent acts to the stage. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Tulsa (hardrockcasinotulsa.com) features Steve Earle and The Dukes on May 2; Robert Cray on May 3; Alanis Morissette on May 8; Jonny Lang on May 9; Chicks With Hits on May 11; Good Charlotte on May 18; and the Nitro Comedy Tour on May 25. The...

Casino Chaos

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It’s a bustling month for Oklahoma casinos. River Spirit Casino and Resort in Tulsa welcomes Chris Young on March 14, Wayne Brady on March 23, and Paquita la del Barrio and Angela Aguilar on March 29. Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Catoosa features comedian Bruce Bruce on March 7, the quirky Carrot Top on March 14, and 3 Doors...