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“The Living Room with Gerry Bonds”: February edition spotlights state retreats

Melissa Hayer Modified: April 24, 2013 at 3:30 pm •  Published: January 23, 2013
From left, Ann Denney and Pat Hoerth are shown as guests of "The Living Room with Gerry Bonds." - Provided Photo
From left, Ann Denney and Pat Hoerth are shown as guests of "The Living Room with Gerry Bonds." - Provided Photo

 

In the February edition of “The Living Room with Gerry Bonds” radio program, Oklahoma retreats are featured.

Pat Hoerth and Ann Denney, daughters of former Gov. Henry Bellmon and his wife Shirley Bellmon, are guests in the first segment of the show. Hoerth and Denney have converted their father’s family farm near Billings into the Turtle Rock Farm Retreat.

This haven, founded in 2007 and a winner of the 2012 Sierra Club Earth Care Award, is a center for sustainability and healing where visitors of all ages learn to connect with nature and themselves.

Hoerth is a trained spiritual director and writer, and Denney is an energy kinesiologist who takes charge of the retreat tasks such as beekeeping, organic gardening, and animal care, according to a news release.

Sam and Lisa Bracken, owners of The Canebrake Resort & Retreat, are guests in the program’s second segment.

This retreat in the woods of northeastern Oklahoma near Wagoner was started in 2007 and is also a family property turned into a place to refresh and regroup. The facility has won a gold medal award from the Department of Environmental Quality.

Lisa, a certified yoga instructor, and Sam, executive chef, discuss the need to relax and take care of our planet.

Sam joins the show in studio, while Lisa contributes by phone.

This edition of “The Living Room with Gerry Bonds” will air on KOSU public radio (91.7 FM) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10 and at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12.

The program can also be accessed at www.thelivingroomgb.com.

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Sam Bracken and Gerry Bonds are shown recording "The Living Room with Gerry Bonds." -  Provided Photo
Sam Bracken and Gerry Bonds are shown recording "The Living Room with Gerry Bonds." - Provided Photo


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