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  • Parties Extra! Video---Joy Reed Belt at JRB Art at the Elms

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    [brightcove]3946180486001[/brightcove] Joy Reed Belt shows her Christmas exhibit at JRB Art at the Elms on Parties Extra!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Fun gifts for all? Should we give gifts to children only?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: As our extended family has grown, the cost of everyone getting presents for everyone has risen. Is there a certain number at which you should shift to a “kids-only” or “Secret Santa” type gift...

  • Parties Extra! Video---American Cancer Society's first annual "Birthdays and Bubbly"

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    [brightcove]3935189836001[/brightcove] Mary Allen, Devyn Smith and Lesa Foster talk about Birthdays and Bubbly on Parties Extra!

  • Holiday 20-40-60 Etiquette---I'm a vegan---Any holiday recipes?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Dec 8, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I eat an alternative diet in that I’m a vegan. How would you recommend I approach my family about including more vegan options during the holidays?   CALLIE’S ANSWER: Make options for...

  • Parties Extra! Video---All about the Bachelors Club Christmas Ball and the debutantes

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Dec 6, 2014

    [brightcove]3926017439001[/brightcove] Bentley Williams, Bachelors Club President, and Judy Lehmbeck, Bachelors Club Event Coordinator, talk about the Bachelors Club Ball on Parties Extra!

  • Parties Extra!---20-40-60 Etiquette---What goes ON the table?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Dec 2, 2014

     To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net. YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!        By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Recently I had lunch with a co-worker. She put her purse, sunglasses, keys, iPad and cellphone on the...

  • Bachelors Club members choose debutantes for the Dec. 22nd Bachelors Club Christmas Ball

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sun, Nov 30, 2014

    Twenty-eight young women were selected as debutantes for the 69th annual Bachelors Club Christmas Ball set for Dec. 22 at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. The black-tie event begins at 8 p.m. and each debutante will be escorted by a Bachelors Club member. Debutantes are Maguire Grace...

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Turkey! Ugh!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Nov 25, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I don’t care for turkey, and I have a relative who annually reminds everyone in the family that I don’t like it. It’s becoming tiresome. Should I just endure this yearly annoyance? CALLIE’S...

  • Parties Extra! Video---Christmas lights, parties, ice scupltures---Judy Lehmbeck and Dewey Beene

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    [brightcove]3904037791001[/brightcove] Judy Lehmbeck and Dewey Beene talk about upcoming holiday parties and innovative lighting.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---It depends on who is playing?

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Nov 18, 2014

    To ask an etiquette question, please email Helen at helen.wallace@cox.net YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: During the Thanksgiving holidays, what if you’re at a home that doesn’t celebrate the holiday properly and doesn’t turn on...

  • Parties Extra! Video---Patti Mellow tells about creating her purses and pillows

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Fri, Nov 14, 2014

    [brightcove]3890464260001[/brightcove] Patti Mellow of Mellow Memories talks about her fabulous purses on Parties Extra!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Still waiting for wedding thank you note...

    Helen Ford Wallace, Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman | Published: Mon, Nov 10, 2014

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@cox.net. By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Last spring a friend of our family was married. Prior to the wedding, I was invited to a bridal shower. I know both the bride and groom,...



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