• Iris society to hold sale this weekend

    Published: Wed, Sep 10, 2014

    The Oklahoma Iris Society sale begins Friday at the Will Rogers Exhibition Center

  • Cleveland County Free Fair marks 107th anniversary

    FROM STAFF REPORTS | Published: Tue, Sep 9, 2014

    Cleveland County Free Fair visitors didn’t let the rain dampen their fun on Saturday in Norman.

  • Upcycling Creatively

    Shaun Bell, FamilyShare | Updated: Mon, Sep 8, 2014

    Saving money is always a good idea. There are many ways to save, but few are as fun as upcycling.

  • OKC Beautiful: Favorite early-blooming bulbs

    By Carla Sharpe | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Though not as spectacular as the large flowering tulips, daffodils and hyacinths, the early bloomers will be welcomed because they offer color until the blooming explosion later.

  • Smart Moves: Selecting a more functional house

    By Ellen James Martin | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    John Rygiol, a real estate broker since 1971, said it’s wise for all buyers to define their search criteria thoughtfully rather than simply visiting an indefinite number of properties.

  • The House Detective: Basics of maintaining a septic system

    by Barry Stone, Certified Building Inspector | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    DEAR BARRY: I have some questions about maintaining a septic tank. Someone told me to have my tank pumped every one to two years. Someone else said, “If it ain't broke, don't fix it.” I’ve also been told that pumping can disturb the solids, causing them to seep into the leach lines and clog the system. My system is 12 years old and has never been pumped. What is your advice? — Ken DEAR KEN: There are differing views about how often to pump a septic system. One-to-two years is a needless waste of money. Every five years is a more reasonable routine. If the bacterial environment in the tank is good, solids should continue to decompose, even if you wait an extra year or two.

  • Oklahoma news briefs for Sept. 6

    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Oklahoma news briefs, Sept. 6, 2014

  • First Fidelity to conduct homebuying seminar

    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Sept. 18 class will explain the phases of purchasing a home.

  • Richard Mize: No barriers to recycling in Edmond

    BY RICHARD MIZE, Real Estate Editor | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Real Estate Editor Richard Mize finds no barriers to recycling in Edmond.

  • Oklahoma City to award $2,500 storm shelter rebates to 830 homeowners

    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Apply through Sept. 30 at www.okc.gov

  • Ray Ridlen: Growing turfgrass in shade

    By Ray Ridlen | Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Turfgrass growing in shade generally requires less total nitrogen than grass in full sunlight. However, late-fall fertilization of cool-season grasses is extremely beneficial in shaded environments.

  • Oklahoma City building permits for Sept. 6

    Published: Sat, Sep 6, 2014

    Oklahoma City building permits for Sept. 6