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  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Dec. 7

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@opubco.com | Published: Sun, Dec 7, 2014

    Tree Lighting, Tree Trimming, Starlight Ball Wrap Up

  • 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...

  • THANKSGIVING 20-40-60 Etiquette: Can I watch the game?

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE | Published: Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    During the Thanksgiving holidays, what if you’re at a home that doesn’t celebrate the holiday properly and doesn’t turn on the TV to watch football after the meal?



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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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