• Faith Notes: Weekend, May 23-24

    Carla Hinton | Published: Fri, May 22, 2015

    Here are a few faith-themed events happening in the metro area this weekend: // // // Sunday, May 24 — A Buddha Bathing Ceremony is set for 10 a.m. at the Buddha Mind Monastery (pictured), 5800 S Anderson Road. Attendees will celebrate the Buddha’s birthday. For more information, call 869-0501 or go to www.ctbuddhamind.org. — […]

  • Winter Ball committee members meet for coffee and to plan the January 30th Ball

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Marilyn Meade, Barbara Beeler, Sherrie Kite. (Photos provided). Lauren Sullivan, Bebe MacKellar, Mary FitzSimons, back; Katherine Buxton, seated. PHOTO PROVIDED   Members of the 2016 Winter Ball committee met for coffee at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club Terrace Room. They were making plans for the January 30, 2016 Winter Ball, sponsored by The […]

  • Oklahoma sees significant decline in adults smoking cigarettes, CDC reports

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Published: Thu, May 21, 2015

    Oklahoma has seen a significant decrease in the number of adults who smoke cigarettes, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Thursday. In 2011, 26 percent of Oklahoma adults 18 and older smoked cigarettes. By 2013, that number decreased to about 24 percent. Oklahoma health officials celebrated this decline last year, when Oklahoma saw its smoking […]

  • How Sophie, a 120-pound German Shepherd, helps an Oklahoma veteran find peace

    Jaclyn Cosgrove | Updated: Wed, May 20, 2015

    Edward Shepherd wasn’t leaving his home. The paranoia was too much to handle, leaving him unable to perform simple tasks. Friends and family brought him groceries. He hardly slept, startled by the loud noises of living in a city. The crashing sound from the 3 a.m. garbage truck was his least favorite. Shepherd was back after almost five […]

  • Most travel friendly countries revealed

    Matt Patterson | Published: Wed, May 20, 2015

    The World Economic Forum’s Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index is out and it’s kind of interesting. This is not the list of “friendliest” countries to visit. It centers on things like infrastructure, things to see and other metrics. It’s not about whether or not Joc was friendly to you at sidewalk cafe in Paris or […]

  • Parties Extra! How about thank yous for donations for a loved one who died? 20-40-60 Etiquette

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Tue, May 19, 2015

     To ask an etiquette question, email helen.wallace@oklahoman.com YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!      By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: What is the “rule of thumb” or “rule of etiquette” for sending out a thank-you card or note when one sends flowers to a friend or loved one at a funeral? […]

  • Mutt's Sold to Edmond couple

    Dave Cathey | Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    On Monday Kevin and Laurel Wilkerson finalized purchase of Mutt’s Amazing Hot Dogs from independent restaurateur Chris Lower and his partners. The Wilkersons are both retired Army, Kevin is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma. The couple, who live in Edmond, got into the restaurant business opening Marco’s Pizza franchises in the Oklahoma City […]

  • Disney Cruise Lines returns to Galveston

    Matt Patterson | Published: Tue, May 19, 2015

    After a year away the Mouse is coming back to Galveston beginning in the fall of 2016. DCL announced the move in a video on its Facebook page on Monday. The line is also going to be offering cruises out of Miami and New York City. DCL currently has four ships, the older Magic and […]

  • Air travel will be extra busy this summer

    Matt Patterson | Published: Mon, May 18, 2015

      Summer is upon us which means it’s time to pack the kids and head to Orlando for a week to see Mickey and the gang and to swelter under the crippling summer humidity in Florida along with millions of others with the exact same plans. And a packed to the gills plane will likely […]

  • Wedding shower honors couple in Oklahoma City

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sun, May 17, 2015

    Diane Sanger, Susan Drake, Bryan Gordon, Kate Dark, Lerri Cooper, Tod Sanger. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace). Debbie Bolding, Lisa Penton, back; Molly Ann Sanger, Jose Freede, front.      Kate Dark and Bryan Gordon were honorees at a wedding shower in the home of Katie and Aubrey McClendon. Co-hosts were Laurie and Charlie Givens, […]

  • Faith Notes: Weekend May 16-17

    Carla Hinton | Published: Sat, May 16, 2015

    Here are several faith-themed events scheduled for the weekend, May 16-17:   Saturday, May 16 — The Gospel of Grace is set for 2 p.m. at Grace Living Center, 1913 NE 50. Free event will include gospel music and poetry plus smoked brisket dinners will be sold as a fundraiser. For more information, call 427-5414. […]

  • Drone footage shows of South America's beauty

    Matt Patterson | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Somtimes travel isn’t getting into a car and driving to a neighboring state, or getting on a plane and fyling to another country. Sometimes it’s just about putting what  you need to live on your back and heading out into the unknown. Two backackers recently took a trip through South America and used a drone […]

  • Craft Beer Festival Moving Indoors; Beer-sharing fantasies revealed

    Dave Cathey | Published: Fri, May 15, 2015

    Oklahoma’s notorious weather has once again tested the resourcefulness of its residents, this time targeting those determined to celebrate craft beer. As usual, red-dirters have reacted with aplomp, moving the The Oklahoma Craft Beer Festival, which is Saturday, inside the Cox Convention Center. The sold-out event is a congregation of beer-makers and beer-lovers, which inspired […]

  • Hobby Lobby's Barbara Green receives religious liberty award

    Carla Hinton | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Barbara Green, matriarch of the Green family that founded Oklahoma City-based retailer Hobby Lobby, recently received the highest honor awarded by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a religious liberty law firm. Green (pictured in an AP Photo) received the firm’s Canterbury Medal at the recent 20th anniversary Canterbury Medal Dinner for her defense of […]

  • #SharkPunch2015: Florida man clocks shark in the face after being bit

    Richard Hall | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    What would you do if you were swimming in the ocean and realized a shark had latched itself onto your leg? If you were as badass as college student Josh Green, you’d just punch it square in the face. The University of Central Florida said he was swimming at Cocoa Beach when he felt something […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Mike Dillon and Mark Wilmes---Party Galaxy!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Wed, May 13, 2015

    Mike Dillon and Mark Wilmes and Party Galaxy! [brightcove]4232562826001[/brightcove] We checked out all the items Party Galaxy offers for graduations, luaus, fiestas and Fourth of July celebrations on Parties Extra!

  • Faith Notes: Recording artist Byron Cage to visit OKC

    Carla Hinton | Published: Tue, May 12, 2015

    Fifth Street Baptist Church will host Grammy Award-winning gospel recording artist Byron Cage at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 17 at 801 NE 5.  Cage, whose hit songs include “Presence of the Lord is Here,” “Shabach”  and “Goodbye,” is being brought to the city by Ice Event Center, said the Rev. A. Byron Coleman, Fifth Street’s […]

  • Honey Springs getting a visitor center

    Matt Patterson | Published: Tue, May 12, 2015

      Construction of the long anticipated visitor center at Honey Springs Battlefield is underway, Bob Blackburn, executive director of the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) announced. “It has been a complicated process to get the project off the ground,” said Blackburn. “The center is a multimillion dollar development partnership between four federal agencies, a state agency, […]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Email answer?

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, May 11, 2015

    (Have an opinion or a question? Email Helen at hwallace@oklahoman.com) YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE!     By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: Does every email deserve an answer? Several times I have sent an email and thought the recipient would reply with an answer or comment, but they did not. […]

  • Parties Extra! Video---Oklahoma Project Woman---Breast Cancer Shoot Out

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Sat, May 9, 2015

    [brightcove]4225693536001[/brightcove] Margaux Lippoldt, Community Development Manager of Oklahoma Project Woman, talks about the second annual Breast Cancer Shoot Out fundraiser on Parties Extra!