• 20-40-60 Etiquette---Here's to you!

    By Helen Ford Wallace, Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman | Published: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    To ask an etiquette question, email helen at hfsok@aol.com YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace. Christina Nihira has the guest answer.

  • 3 Oklahoma businesses make list of Best Companies to Work For

    Richard Hall | Published: Mon, Mar 9, 2015

    Fortune has released their annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For, and three Oklahoma companies made the cut. They are: Devon Energy Rank: 38 From Fortune: The pride of Oklahoma City, oil and gas driller formed partnership with an inner-city school, Mark Twain Elementary, to provide one-on-one tutoring of students. 240 Devon employees […]

  • Orange Leaf drops a Reese's bomb on The Oklahoman

    Dave Cathey | Published: Fri, Mar 6, 2015

    Friday got a lot nicer when a team from Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt left dropped 200 samples of its new Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup frozen yogurt on The Oklahoman. The new flavor is the result of a partnership with the Hershey’s Company and in response to high demand from chocolate and peanut butter lovers. In […]

  • Ark atop new DC Bible Museum?

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Construction began in mid-February on the new Museum of the Bible being built in Washington, D.C. by the Green Family of Oklahoma. Recently, more details about the project have surfaced. The 430,000-square-foot museum is to be dedicated to the impact, history and narrative of the Bible and the plan is to open it in 2017 […]

  • Franklin BBQ serves 'Crazy' good brisket

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

      As I finished the last of the brisket I brought home from Franklin BBQ in Austin, I found myself wonderin’. As in, “wonderin’ – what in the world did I do” to deserve the best fatty brisket on the planet. The short answer is I waited more than four hours in line on a […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---No cuts!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    To ask an etiquette question, email Helen at hfsok@aol.com YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: My family and I have traveled extensively. We have observed an interesting phenomenon: that some people feel no regard for lines. At the airport, we experienced complete disregard for equality and […]

  • Is this what Russell Westbrook's medical mask will look like?

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Film producer/funny guy/Enid High School graduate Mark Potts shared an “exclusive” image of the medical mask Russell Westbrook is rumored to be wearing while he recovers from last week’s face injury: It’s just another example of why Bill Hader applauded Potts earlier this year.

  • 5 Oklahoma state symbols you might not have known about

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Oklahoma has a healthy number of state symbols, some of which you might have read about before. Like the state bird (Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher), state animal (bison), state tree (redbud) and state meal (almost everything). But here are 5 Oklahoma state symbols you might not have known about. No. 5 – Yes, we have a state […]

  • Blanca: Secure and Singing Solo

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    It’s been two years since contemporary Christian recording artist Blanca Callahan struck out on her own for a solo career. Known simply as Blanca, she said leaving the Christian hip hop group 1 Group Crew to follow a solo path was definitely a leap of faith — one she’s so glad she made. “It’s like […]

  • 5 life lessons movies taught me: The Karate Kid

    Richard Hall | Published: Sat, Feb 28, 2015

    Movies hold a very special place in my heart. Not only as a form of entertainment, but as an unrivaled art form that has taught me a number of life lessons. This week’s movie is “The Karate Kid,” the 1984 classic starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. Daniel LaRusso and his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, make […]

  • Leonard Nimoy's 5 most entertaining roles

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    While this certainly isn’t a comprehensive look at the late Leonard Nimoy’s acting/entertainment roles, here are 5 of his best ones.

  • 5 little-known facts about Oklahoma's black history

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

    From the 50-plus all-black towns to the history of OKC's Deep Deuce, here are 5 little-known facts you should know about Oklahoma's black history.

  • One Restaurant to Rule them all! Made in Oklahoma pits eateries against each other for a good cause

    Dave Cathey | Published: Thu, Feb 26, 2015

    Because we are no longer to consider food and/or restaurants without pitting them against each other, The Made in Oklahoma Coalition has asked for the help of the dining public to cast their vote for the Restaurant of the Year. The contest includes restaurants across the state and are members of the Made in Oklahoma […]

  • Parties Extra! ---Chilton Marshall and Brad Purcell were married recently!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Chilton Marshall and Brad Purcell were married at a family wedding recently at the Chapel of Saint Mary at All Souls Episcopal Church in Oklahoma City and the reception hosted by Chris and Gary Purcell and Jimmie Marshall was held at the Chesapeake Club at the Gaylord Family Stadium in Norman. The televsions throughout the […]

  • 5 winter weather photos every Oklahoman takes

    Richard Hall | Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Winter weather in Oklahoma usually means a few things: school and church closings, everyone getting cabin fever, and a bunch of photos of the same five things. Here are the 5 types of winter weather photos every Oklahoman takes. No. 5 – The random YARD We’re all guilty of this: We wake up and look […]

  • More on the book "Visits to Heaven: Are They Real?"

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    More than a few readers reached out to me this past weekend to say they were very interested in my story in Saturday’s Life section about the book “Visits to Heaven: Are They Real?” The book, written by Edmond pastor and Bible prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock, was released Feb. 17. The preacher read numerous books […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Is one thank you enough?

    BY Helen Ford Wallace, Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman | Published: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace and Hilarie Blaney has the guest answer!

  • It's the SO-O-O-O-O-O-O-ul Food Festival! Free lunch for all who attend

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    Grace Living Center, 1921 NE 21 St., is hosting its 15th Annual Soul Food Fest from noon to 3 p.m. today. It’s a free event but donations are accepted, allowing the kitchen staff to strut it’s stuff and allow residence to visit with the community. I’ve attended this event, and it’s a wonderful chance to […]

  • 5 reasons the Tulsa Race Riot should always be remembered

    Richard Hall | Published: Fri, Feb 20, 2015

    The Tulsa Race Riot is an example of humanity at its worst, and is one of the darkest moments in Oklahoma's history. And that's one reason why it should always be remembered.

  • What's that on your forehead? It's Ash Wednesday

    Carla Hinton | Updated: Wed, Feb 18, 2015

    It’s Ash Wednesday and chances are, someone you know showed up at work or school with a smear of ashes on their forehead. It’s likely they are among the many Christians around the world who are observing  Ash Wednesday today. Ash Wednesday is the traditional beginning of the Lenten season. During Ash Wednesday services, clergy […]




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