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  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: How come it takes some people so long to get through airport security?

    BY CALLIE ATHEY, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jan 18, 2016

    20-40-60 Etiquette: If you are a frequent flier, look into the Transportation Security Administration’s “TSA Precheck” program, which would allow you, once approved, to skip some of the security precautions that take so much time.

  • Bill Hickman talks about the Warren Spahn Award Gala and Dallas Keuchel on Parties Extra!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Fri, Jan 15, 2016

    [brightcove]4703904190001[/brightcove] Bill Hickman, Chairman of the Warren Spahn Awards Gala, tells us about the best left-handed pitcher in baseball! Mike Sherman, Emily Lang, Bill Hickman. (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Are you knotted up by tech distractions?

    BY CALLIE ATHEY, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jan 11, 2016

    20-40-60 Etiquette: My question is where do I draw the line between using all my time on technological devices and remembering how I enjoy doing things for my friends? Is it socially correct to discuss this problem with others?

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Jan. 10, 2016

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sun, Jan 10, 2016

    Open House, Housewarming, Kiwanis Club, Hotel Associations Party, Pi Beta Phi

  • Should I look through the house? 20-40-60 Etiquette

    Callie Gordon,Lillie-Beth Brinkman,Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Thu, Jan 7, 2016

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! QUESTION: I went to visit one of my aunts and she welcomed me at the door and wanted to show me her house. Is it good manners to offer to show your house to someone who didn't ask to see it? It was not a new house. I have also been to a couple of parties where...

  • Bachelors Club of Oklahoma City presents 31 Debutantes

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Wed, Jan 6, 2016

      Tyler Hagan, Nick Callaway, Carter Hood, Bill Johnston.  The 70th annual Bachelor’s Club Christmas Ball was at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. Thirty one young women were introduced as the 2015 debutantes and were escorted by members of the Bachelors Club of Oklahoma...

  • Annual lobster luncheon in Oklahoma City features birthdays

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Tue, Jan 5, 2016

    Sue Timberlake, Pam Smith, Kanela Huff, Shari Buxton. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace). The annual lobster lunch at Kanela Huff’s house featured those very fine seafood delicacies. The lobsters were cooked to perfection and were served with special potato and green salad recipes. The event...

  • MacKellars celebrate 50th anniversary in Oklahoma City

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sun, Jan 3, 2016

      Bette and Jim MacKellar celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a fantastic party for family members and friends at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.  At the event were many original wedding party members including Tommye Smith, Kathleen Trautman, Bob Neville,...



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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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