• LIVE Blog: 2015 Tony Awards

    By Brandy McDonnell, Features Writer | Updated: Mon, Jun 8, 2015

    The Oklahoman's Brandy McDonnell live blogged the 2015 Tony Awards.

  • Faith Notes: Weekend June 6-7

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, Jun 6, 2015

    The faith community has several activities planned for Saturday, June 6, and Sunday, June 7. Here’s are few events planned for the weekend: Saturday, June 6  // // // The Del City Gospel Singing will be at 7 p.m. at Del City First Church of the Nazarene, 4701 SE 26. Guest singers for the free […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Lance McDaniel and deadCENTER Film Festival!

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@opubco.com | Published: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    Lance McDaniel, deadCENTER Film Festival Executive Director, talks about the Film Festival on Parties Extra! [brightcove]4278260009001[/brightcove]

  • Student gets creative to avoid fee

    Matt Patterson | Published: Fri, Jun 5, 2015

    I wrote a little bit about my experience with Ryanair last week in this space. To review: I booked a one-way flight from Edinburgh to Dublin in October. What was a $41 ($82 for two people) ticket per person turned into $173 once all of the airline’s charges were factored in. But this kid found […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Angels Foster Family Network OKC

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Wed, Jun 3, 2015

    Jennifer Abney and Jillian Hord talk about the Angels Foster Family Network OKC on Parties Extra! [brightcove]4269426908001[/brightcove]

  • Lotus Club members enjoy the spring dance in Oklahoma City

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Marilyn Meade, Bud Meade, Holly Healey. (Photo by Doug Hoke).   Members of the Lotus Club met at the Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club for their spring dance. Women wore cocktail attire and men wore white dinner jackets. The Judy Moore Trio from Dallas played for dancing. Bud Meade is president of the Club. […]

  • Carnival Live Concert Series hits Galveston

    Matt Patterson | Updated: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    Carnival is bringing its popular Carnival Live Concert Series to Galveston this summer. The July 26 sailing of the Carnival Magic will feature a show from Grammy winners The Band Perry who have also been named the Academy of Country Music Vocal Group of the Year. The show will take place in the ships 1,200 […]

  • Faith Notes: June 3 luncheon to focus on 'Biblical justice'

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    An informal luncheon entitled  “What is Biblical Justice?” is set for 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 3 at Crossings Community Center, 10255 N Pennsylvania. The luncheon is designed for attorneys and those in the compassionate care service industry. Box lunches will be available for $10 or participants may bring their own brown bag […]

  • LifeChurch.tv's YouVersion features 'Duck Dynasty' stars' Bible plan

    Carla Hinton | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    If you are one of the many people who have downloaded Edmond-based LifeChurch.tv’s free YouVersion Bible app, you probably already know about some of the new Bible plans that recently debuted on the popular app. Two of the more notable new plans unveiled recentily include a Bible plan written by “Duck Dynasty” stars Phil and […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---I want to take a gift anyway!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    To ask an etiquette question, please email Helen (hwallace@oklahoman.com) YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: If the invitation requests “no gifts, please,” is it bad manners if I bring a small gift anyway? CALLIE’S ANSWER: No, it’s never bad manners to bring a gift. LILLIE-BETH’S ANSWER: […]

  • Hogans celebrate 60th wedding anniversary in Oklahoma City

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sun, May 31, 2015

    Sam Hogan, Sarah and Dan Hogan, Caton Hogan, Dan Hogan IV. (Photo by Doug Hoke). Sarah and Dan Hogan celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a party at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. They invited friends and family members for a cocktail buffet.   Flowers and glowing candles were everywhere throughout the Club. […]

  • Ann Hargis---Oklahoma State University---Parties Extra! Video

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sun, May 31, 2015

    [brightcove]4262155586001[/brightcove]   Ann Hargis talks about Oklahoma State University on Parties Extra!

  • Faith Notes: Weekend May 30-31

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, May 30, 2015

    Here are several faith-themed events scheduled in the Oklahoma City metro area: Sunday, May 31 — The Southern Gospel quartet Forgiven will perform at 3 p.m. in the parking lot of Mayfair Heights United Methodist Church, 3131 NW 50. Church leaders said the free event will include free ice cream and cookies. The public is […]

  • Ryanair booking an interesting experience

    Matt Patterson | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    My wife and I will be traveling to Ireland and Scotland later this year. It’s a trip with a lot of moving parts. Trains, planes and automobiles. One thing that needed to be done is to book our airfare from Scotland to Dublin. There weren’t a lot of options. Aer Lingus has flights but they […]

  • Can't travel? Follow your friends

    Matt Patterson | Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    A former colleague of mine who I’m friends with on Facebook is visiting Italy with a group of UCO students this month. I’ve never been to Italy but as luck would have it at the time he was traveling there I was considering a trip to Italy in the fall. It was interesting to see […]

  • Oklahoma ranks No. 46 in senior health, placing it among worst in nation

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Published: Wed, May 27, 2015

    Oklahoma ranks No. 46 in senior health, meaning residents 65 and older have some of the worst health outcomes in the U.S. but also receive some of the worst medical care in the nation, a newly released report shows. The state ranked poorly in America’s Health Rankings’ senior health report, in part, because Oklahoma has a high […]

  • Baptists offering training for proper cleanup and mold removal of flooded properties

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, May 26, 2015

    The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s Disaster Relief Office is offering special training Wednesday through Friday, May 27- May 29 in several locations across the state “to teach Oklahomans who have had homes or businesses flooded how to care for their properties by properly cleaning and removing mold,” Sam Porter, director of the convention’s disaster […]

  • Leslie Batchelor, James Pickel and Jane Jenkins---Dean A. McGee Awards Banquet---Parties Extra! video

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, May 23, 2015

      Brenda Jones Barwick, Leslie Batchelor, James Pickel and Jane Jenkins talk about the Dean A. McGee Awards Banquet and Downtown OKC on Parties Extra!   [brightcove]4245747621001[/brightcove]            

  • What’s the plan to reduce Oklahoma County’s teen births by one-third?

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Updated: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Oklahoma County has one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation. A coalition of health leaders hope to change that. The Central Oklahoma Teen Pregnancy Prevention Collaboration rolled out a plan this week to reduce teen births in Oklahoma County by one-third by 2020. Although Oklahoma’s teen birth rate has decreased over the past […]

  • Eiffel Tower: A pickpocket's dream

    Matt Patterson | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Word comes from France that there has been a temporary shutdown of the Eiffel Tower because workers are protesting the high number of pickpockets working tourists crowds around, and at times, on the tower itself. My wife and I visted Paris last fall and we had read up on the vast array of pickpocket scams […]