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  • Holiday and Fall Hair styles by Jennifer McCharen---Parties Extra!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Yesterday

    [brightcove]4448950083001[/brightcove] Jennifer McCharen with Rutz Salon talks about the hottest hair style trends for fall and the holidays on Parties Extra! Paige Dillard, Jennifer McCharen, Dave Morris at The Oklahoman's video studio for Parties Extra! (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Table manners for the nose

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Aug 24, 2015

    To ask an etiquette question, email Helen: YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Your sensible feature on manners and etiquette is always enjoyable, addressing as it does so many often overlooked pleasantries...

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: That's snot funny


    What should you do if you have to sneeze or blow your nose while at the dining table? Yvette Walker has the guest answer.

  • Patty Casteel celebrated her birthday recently in Oklahoma City

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Patty Casteel in birthday glasses and hat, Linda Casteel, Jacob Ahpeatone, Jaxon Casteel. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace).   Patty Casteel celebrated her 70th birthday at Sophabella's. A no-host Italian dinner was served and guests danced to the music of Denise Smith, Talk of the Town....

  • Parties, Etc.: Aug. 23: Helen Ford Wallace

    By Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sun, Aug 23, 2015

    Bridal Luncheon, Birthday, Reunion, Art Exhibit

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Which tea for me?


    The 20-40-60 Etiquette columnists share what they learned in response to a question about the difference between high tea and afternoon tea.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Aug. 16

    By HELEN FORD WALLACE Society Editor | Published: Sun, Aug 16, 2015

    HONORING LAURA Bridal shower/brunch: Laura Nauman was honored at a garden-themed bridal shower in the home of Kelly Pearson. Co-hostesses were Sally Boyd and Hannah Scandy. Menu: A mimosa bar featured juices and fresh fruits for mixing with Prosecco, and brunch was three varieties of...

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: The game's afoot

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Aug 10, 2015

    The Oklahoman's 20-40-60 Etiquette columnists address a question about being asked to remove one's shoes at a friend's home.


Helen Ford Wallace

Society Editor

Helen Ford Wallace is a columnist covering society-related events/news for The Oklahoman. She puts local parties online with daily updates. She creates, maintains and runs a Parties blog which includes web casts. She is an online web editor for the Peope/Events page on NewsOK. She also has a Twitter and Facebook presence about Oklahoma City parties and maintains party photo galleries on NewsOK.She has written feature articles for The Oklahoman since 1957 (except for two years when she lived out of state) when she became a teen correspondent for the Oklahoma City Times. She was one of the first people, if not the first person, at The Oklahoman and throughout the country, to set up a modem at home to send columns on an Apple II computer. In the late 1970’s when she did this, the trend had not yet become a major part of the workplace.Current community activities include: Junior League of Oklahoma City board of directors sustaining advisor; Touchdown Club member, Oklahoma Heritage Association member, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum member, Sooner Club. Past activities are: Past Junior League President, Beaux Arts Ball Chairman, Associates Council member, Membership rush advisor for Delta Delta Delta and President of OU Mothers Club. Worked on Public School Foundation dinner events. Awards: Journalism Hall of Fame; Tri Delta Panhellenic Women of the Year; Oklahoma City Public School Foundation Annual Wall of Fame Humanitarian Award; Women In Communication Byliners Award; Dulaney Browne Libraries Award at Awards of Excellence for Oklahoma City University; Oklahoma Hospitality Club Ladies In the News honoree.

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