• 20-40-60 Etiquette has question from Michigan!

    Helen Ford Wallace,Callie Gordon,Lillie-Beth Brinkman | Updated: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

    Please send etiquette questions to Helen  -  hfsok@aol.com YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I have some questions relating to table manners — more specifically, to the passing of food plates, sauces and condiments. These questions arose on a recent fishing trip. All of the table etiquette posts that I've read online deal with passing to the right but fail to say much about what should trigger the passing.

  • Engagement party honors Lauren Ottaway and Rich Johnson in Oklahoma City

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Mon, Oct 5, 2015

     Cynda and Larry Ottaway, Lauren Ottaway, Rich Johnson, Kerri and Rick Johnson.  An engagement Party for Lauren Ottaway and Rich Johnson was given by the bride-to-be’s parents, Cynda and Larry Ottaway,  in their home.  Family and friends mingled on a beautiful evening with twinkling lights on in the backyard and joined in a toast for the engaged couple. Guests dined on tenderloin and salmon prepared by Kyle Anderson and enjoyed sweets from Brown Egg Bakery.

  • Now you know: 5 interesting facts to begin your week with (Vol. 8; Oct. 5, 2015)

    Richard Hall | Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    It's good to know things. And you're probably bored at work (which is why you clicked on this), so how about you learn a thing or five?     This week we take a look at "16 and Pregnant," Carlos Santana's meeting with an angel, spiked soup on the set of "Titanic," pizza sales during the O.J. Simpson chase and how some German prisoners offered to fight with the U.S. against Japan during World War II.   Here are 5 interesting facts to begin your work week with! No.

  • Essie’s Top 10 nail polish shades

    Linda Miller | Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    These Essie nail polish colors are so popular that women keep reaching for them again and again.

  • Sign up for book discussion group

    Ken Raymond | Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    Oklahoma City University has hosted a book discussion series for years now. It's called "Let's Talk About It," and the next session will be at 7 p.m. Oct. 13 in OCU's Walker Center, room 151. Attendees will discuss Billie Letts' book, "Where the Heart Is." An OCU news release spells out the details: "Oklahoma-born Letts’ novel ... begins when a pregnant teenager is dumped by her boyfriend at a Wal-Mart in a strange town. The book captures many of the seamier aspects of life in the state, but also highlights the willingness of its residents to help strangers. The homeless teenager experiences pregnancy and childbirth, abandonment, poverty and the devastation brought by a tornado.

  • Danny Bowien treats Jimmy Fallon and Questlove to an Edna's Lunchbox on 'Tonight Show'

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Oct 2, 2015

    SHOUT OUT TO @ednasokc @LUNCHBOXES ON THE @jimmyfallon SHOW! Love #EdnasLunchboxes @EdnasDoor pic.twitter.com/JUeAqZcGW6 — funBec (@fun_Bec) October 2, 2015 // Chef Danny Bowien has never hid his Oklahoma City upbringing or been hesitant to share how growing up here inspired his eclectic style of gourmet street food. But last night, Bowien went next-level in sharing with the world the wonder of the Lunchbox from Edna's. Just a quick late night "lunch box" with @DannyBowien, Jimmy, and Questlove! #FallonTonight pic.twitter.

  • #FunnyFriday: 5 jokes that'll make you smile (Vol. 1; Oct. 2, 2015)

    Richard Hall | Updated: Mon, Sep 28, 2015

    It's Friday and, for most of us, the weekend is on the horizon. Work is winding down and you're trying to look busy at your desk. Let us help: check out this week's #FunnyFriday: 5 jokes that'll make you smile, courtesy reddit's standupshots subreddit. The subreddit community posts images with quotes taken from standup routines of comedians. Check it out! No. 5 - Jesus is my co-pilot [pagebreak]

  • 5 facts about Oklahoma's female prisoner problem

    Richard Hall | Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

    You might have heard that Oklahoma has a pretty big problem: its female prisoner population.  But what does that mean exactly? Here are 5 facts you should know about Oklahoma's female prisoner problem. No. 5 - Numbers don't lie TheNation.com recently took a look at the problem with Oklahoma's female incarceration rate and noted that our state is, essentially, the "country’s capital of female incarceration, with 127 of every 100,000 women behind bars, double the national rate.

  • Associates Gala---Oklahoma Christian University

    Updated: Thu, Oct 1, 2015

     John deSteiguer, Darla deSteiguer, Louise Bennett, Clay Bennett. PHOTO PROVIDED The 13th Oklahoma Christian University Associates Gala was held at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.  Featured guests were Bob Goff, author of “Love Does” as keynote speaker, and Serge Ibaka, Oklahoma City Thunder forward, winner of the Lee Allan Smith Spirit of Oklahoma Award.  The Gala is held annually to thank OC’s Associates, supporters who give generously to fund student scholarships at the university.

  • 10 of the best OSU football uniforms

    Richard Hall | Updated: Mon, Sep 28, 2015

    The college football season is alive and well, so let's take a look at one of the things fans seem to talk about a lot: uniforms. No matter if the organization attempts to hold true to tradition or try something new, fans will make their voices heard if they love or hate a uniform. Everything from the graphics to the colors are under scrutiny, and sometimes the mark is missed. But today, we'll take a look at some Oklahoma State University uniforms that absolutely nailed it. Using a pretty fun tool created by one of NewsOK's developers, Tim Watson, we can take a look back from the most-recent game to the 2011 season and see what combination of helmet, shirts and pants were worn during the games.

  • #OkiesAroundTheWorld: Oklahomans share summer travel photos

    Tiffany Gibson | Updated: Tue, Sep 29, 2015

    It's official. Summer is over and fall has moved in. But, cheer up; it's not all bad. There's football, fall foliage and the holidays right around the corner to look forward to. Plus, some Oklahomans had quite the adventure this summer with trips to Australia, Hong Kong, Colorado, Utah, Peru, etc.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Should I try again?

    Helen Ford Wallace,Lillie-Beth Brinkman,Callie Gordon | Updated: Mon, Sep 28, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Athey, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Should I reschedule our Back-to-School Bash? Or leave it until next year? My daughters are in first and second grade, and we planned a back-to-school bash at the local park shelter. We were grilling hot dogs and hamburgers, providing drinks and fun stuff and had asked each family to bring their favorite side dish. Ten minutes before the start of the party, a lightning rainstorm broke out. The radar showed the storm would get worse and continue for a while. We made a last-minute decision to cancel the party. Though no families had arrived yet, 40 people were on their way with a side.

  • Banned Books Week: Five challenged works

    Matt Patterson | Updated: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    Banned Books Week is being marked this week at libraries everywhere. The week serves to highlight the value of freedom of expression through books and other materials. But things haven't always been so uncontroversial. Americans have a long history of disagreements on what should be allowed in a school or public library, and what shouldn't be. Here's a look back at some of the more controversial books.  Catch-22, Joseph Heller, 1961 A school board in Strongsville, OH refused to allow the book to be taught in high school English classrooms in 1972. It also refused to consider Cat’s Cradle as a substitute text and removed both books from the school library.

  • Now you know: 5 interesting facts to begin your week with (Vol. 7; Sept. 28, 2015)

    Richard Hall | Updated: Thu, Sep 24, 2015

    It's good to know things.   And you're probably bored at work (which is why you clicked on this), so how about you learn a thing or five?   This week we take a look at an impressive 105-year-old man nicknamed "Golden Bolt," why one of Garth Brooks' songs was protested by some radio stations, an American puzzlemaster, the true story behind an infamous Vietnam War photo and why America wanted to nuke the moon. Here are 5 interesting facts to begin your work week with! No.

  • Parties Extra! Video---Mautra Jones and Donnita Drain Rogers---Langston University's 10th annual Gala

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sun, Sep 27, 2015

    [brightcove]4510530442001[/brightcove] Mautra Jones and Donnita Drain Rogers discuss Langston University's Presidents Scholarship Gala and Homecoming on Parties Extra!

  • Need a new person to follow? Twitter posts showcase our history

    Alan Herzberger | Updated: Thu, Sep 24, 2015

    Don Mecoy is the business editor at The Oklahoman. As the years go by, it's becoming more and more rare to find co-workers that have called The Oklahoman home for as long as I have. But those who can -- they're an all-star cast for sure. Don fits that category.  -- When you get an NewsOK app alert from some news that Steve Lackmeyer broke, you should know that Don took the call about the news, polished the lead and wrote the headline. -- When you read about the newest retail trends from Brianna Bailey in The Oklahoman on Sunday, you should know that Don is the one who brainstormed the topics before the writing began.

  • It's the end of the month so it's time for H&8th and friends to populate Midtown

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    September's last Friday is tomorrow, meaning the H&8th night market and friends will unleash a fleet of food trucks on Midtown. H&8th, which starts at NW 6 and Hudson and continues up to NW 10 with a branch at NW 7 that extends to Walker will welcome the following trucks in its designated space: Huey’s Shaved Ice, Taste of Soul, Chick N Wangs, Cornish Smokehouse, Pagoda Pizza, Big O’s Pork and Dreams, Let’s Do Greek, Kaiteki Ramen, La Gumbo YaYa, Ciao Wagon, The Loaded Bowl, Lalo’s Taco Chop, 2 Brother’s Bistro, Cafe Bella on Wheels, Off the Hook, Smokin’ Okies, Epic Pops, El Reno Onion Burgers,Big

  • Booties take fall by storm

    FashionInsight | Updated: Fri, Sep 25, 2015

    Whether tied, zipped, fringed, flat, platform or studded—there's an ankle boot out there for you this fall. And they aren’t your wardrobe staple of yesteryear. “It is a very comfortable look that accommodates any calf size and offers varying heel heights,” said Holly McGowen, owner of Sweets and Spurs that sells boots and booties of many styles.  “Booties can be dressed up or down and right now consumers can find styles from boho to western to high fashion.” They are a practical, yet stylish fashion statement, and can be paired with jeans just as well as a skirt or business attire. If you want to make a bolder statement pair your ankle boot with a contrasting pair of textured

  • Pokes-Horns football game good excuse to visit Austin's First Church of the Holy Brisket

    Dave Cathey | Updated: Wed, Sep 23, 2015

    AUSTIN, TEXAS —On  Saturday afternoon two teams in orange will clash at Darrell K. Royal Memorial Stadium, which will no doubt draw thousands of Poke-proud Oklahomans. Cowboys fans, you have a chance to feel the sweet surge of victory coursing through your veins in the Lone Star State's capital city if you're wise enough to wave your way into some Texas Hill Country-style barbecue. Started by German meat market owners in the early 20th Century and spreading like wildfire from town-to-town in places called Lockhart, Luling, Taylor and Elgin. Slow-smoked beef brisket is gift to mankind, though all its offerings are sacred when done correctly. Minutes from the stadium is Franklin Barbecue, 900 E 11 St.

  • Heads up! Wednesday is the first day of fall

    Linda Lynn | Updated: Tue, Sep 22, 2015

    Wednesday is the first day of fall.  Autumn. Autumnal Equinox. Fall. Whatever you call it, you know that cooler temperatures are near, and leaves will soon change from green to multi-colored hues of red, orange and yellow. According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, fall begins "when the sun appears to cross the celestial equator from north to south." During this time, day and night have about the same hours. Gone are the long days when you can cram more activities into your daylight time. Fall evokes thoughts of walks through woods, pumpkins, hot chocolate, crisp air, warm jackets. And leaves, and more leaves.