• Parties Extra! Video---Youth Services for Oklahoma County---Kami Kuykendall and Betsy Mantor

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    [brightcove]4364297960001[/brightcove] Kami Kuykendall and  Betsy Mantor talk about Youth Services for Oklahoma County on Parties Extra!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Mom wants help against splash attack at pool

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE | Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Mother wants to know how to stay dry when watching her children at the pool. Christina Nihira has the guest answer. Steve Boaldin is the illustrator.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: July 26

    By Helen Ford Wallace, hfwallace@oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 26, 2015

    Birthday Party, Wedding Shower, Bridal Luncheon

  • Nichols Hills plans makeover for park, streets

    By Jeff Raymond For The Oklahoman | Published: Thu, Jul 23, 2015

    Two of Nichols Hills’ main thoroughfares and its largest park are getting makeovers. Although Nichols Hills is Oklahoma’s wealthiest city, according to Business Insider, its infrastructure needs are the same as any other community. Leaders of the largely residential community have traditionally sought new bonds every five years, and voters have been supportive.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Question from Kentucky!

    Updated: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I sent gifts from a couple’s bridal registry totaling about $150 to the daughter of a cousin to whom I am not especially close and who lives about a 10-hour drive from me. I sent the gifts several weeks ahead of the wedding, along with notes expressing regret that I would not be able to attend the wedding, both to my cousin and his wife, and to their daughter the bride and her fiance. The wedding itself was nearly two months ago. I haven’t heard anything at all, and do sort of wonder if they ever received them — the items were from a store (Williams and Sonoma and Crate and Barrel)

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: No thank-you note makes wedding gift giver wonder

    BY CALLIE GORDON, LILLIE-BETH BRINKMAN AND HELEN FORD WALLACE For The Oklahoman | Published: Mon, Jul 20, 2015

    20-40-60 Etiquette: Early wedding gifts should be acknowledged before the wedding day. It is good manners to respond promptly.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: July 19

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jul 19, 2015

    Altus Reunion, Orchestra League, Sip & See, Pi Beta Phi,

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: July 12

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Updated: Fri, Jul 10, 2015

    Rotary Club Dinner, Quail Creek Parade, Summer Party, Travel Party, Ladies Luncheon, Art Opening

  • Parties Extra! Video---Terry Neese---Institute of Economic Empowerment of Women

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Jul 11, 2015

    Christine Eddington, Paige Dillard and Terry Neese (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace). [brightcove]4346420445001[/brightcove]   Terry Neese was on the  Parties Extra! set  at The Oklahoman for a web cast. She discussed the Institute of Economic Empowerment of Women meetings in Dallas and Oklahoma City and the upcoming fashion show.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---When do we eat?

    Updated: Wed, Jul 8, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: I just love reading your 20-40-60 column every week! Sometimes I’ll just read through old ones too. I actually have been wondering about waiting to eat and found an answer from you in 2010, but my question is kind of a twist on that. I consider myself a bit of a stickler for etiquette, but know that I am not immune to mistakes. I am finding myself to be increasingly bothered by people not waiting until everyone is served or the host is sitting to begin eating.

  • Former Junior League Presidents meet for lunch in Oklahoma City

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Sat, Jul 4, 2015

    Sara Sweet, Kristi Leonard, Nazette Zuhdi-Cleaver, Cristi Reiger. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace).   Kristen Brown was hostess for a luncheon for past presidents of the Oklahoma City Junior League. She was president in 2013-14. Current President Nazette Zuhdi-Cleaver talked about plans for the new year and the Junior League's health focus and outgoing President Kristi Leonard talked about this year's accomplishments. Cleaver took over as president in June.

  • Parties Extra!---Marty Dillon and Mark Wilmes---Party Galaxy!--- July 4th!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Updated: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    Marty Dillon and Mark Wilmes talk about July 4th party decorations on Parties Extra! [brightcove]4330720524001[/brightcove]

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette---Color me blond!

    Updated: Mon, Jun 29, 2015

    YOU ASK! WE ANSWER! YOU DECIDE! By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace QUESTION: What do you all think the appropriate age for young girls to start coloring their hair? My daughter is 11 and wants to be a blonde. She has brown hair. CALLIE’S ANSWER: Well, depends if you want to start paying for that. It gets expensive being a girl. Hold off till she’s a teenager at least.

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: June 28

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 28, 2015

    Bridal Shower, VIP Grand Opening, High School Reunion, Kiwanis Picnic, Redbud Breakfast,

  • KOCO: Police say man robbed Nichols Hills boutique with toy dinosaur

    Published: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    A robbery suspect is behind bars accused of robbing a high-end boutique over Father’s Day weekend, KOCO reports. Nichols Hills police said a man entered CK & Co. just before 6 p.m. in The Plaza of Nichols Hills Saturday, and court documents indicate the man wrapped an item in a blue shirt and pointed it at the employee ...

  • Parties Extra! Video---Genea Vallion and Cathy Blair from Trochta's---Beautiful flowers!

    Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    [brightcove]4316696964001[/brightcove] Genea Vallion and Cathy Blair from Trochta’s talk about flowers on Parties Extra!

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Divorcee ponders rules of name game

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    I am recently divorced and want to keep my name the same as it has been for 18 years. My children have the same last name. My friends are encouraging me to go back to my maiden name. Which is the proper way to handle this?

  • Helen Ford Wallace: Parties Etc.: June 21, 2015

    By Helen Ford Wallace hwallace@Oklahoman.com | Published: Sun, Jun 21, 2015

    Wedding Shower, deadCenter Opening Event, Best of the West Brunch, Baby Shower, Luncheon

  • Nichols Hills Band concert will feature tribute

    From Staff Reports | Published: Wed, Jun 17, 2015

    The season-opening concert of the Nichols Hills Band will pay tribute to several deceased band members, including former Oklahoma City mayor and clarinetist Jim Norick.

  • 20-40-60 Etiquette: Can I invite last minute party guests?

    By Callie Gordon, Lillie-Beth Brinkman, Helen Ford Wallace | Published: Mon, Jun 15, 2015

    Helen Ford Wallace, Lillie-Beth Brinkman and Callie Gordon answer etiquette questions from readers of The Oklahoman and NewsOK.com. Yvette Walker has the guest answer!




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