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Oklahoma Stories

When Power Came to the Prairie

Electrifying rural Oklahoma is a story that most only read about. Nettie Clifton and an entire generation lived it.

Variety is the (Pumpkin) Spice of Life

A local farm helps families enjoy the autumn season.

Art on the Go

From big cities to small towns, Oklahomans are celebrating public art.

What's Next?

Culinary arts offer Oklahomans a fulfilling future Oklahoma for those interested in the hospitality industry

Indigenous Dessert

Chickasaw Nation Grape Dumplings

Prairie Flavors

Fare from the Fair

From crazy culinary creations to deep-fried everything, the fair is known for its food: freshly squeezed, ice cold lemonade, savory cheese curds, crispy corn dogs, sweet, golden-fried funnel cakes, and so much more. But, if you can’t make it to the midway, or if you have a post-fair craving, here are some state fair staples to try at home!

Delicious Dishes

Enjoy a taste of the kitchen of OSU Institute of Technology in Okmulgee with these delicious dishes created by the culinary arts students and their chef-instructors.

Late Summer's Harvest

August is an exciting produce month with tomatoes and okra at their peak, and—my daughter’s favorite—melon, coming in season. For me, one of the joys of summertime in Oklahoma is creating dishes that highlight the fresh ingredients available at this time of year. This month’s recipes were inspired by a thriving basil bush in my garden and zucchini from the farmer’s market. I hope you also find inspiration in the abundance of late summer’s harvest to create something delicious!

Kids in the Kitchen

With the kids or grandkids home for the summer, it’s a great time to get them involved in creating some fun in the kitchen, without ever turning on the oven. Try making a kid favorite, snow cones—no special machine needed. Oreo ice box cake is a new spin on an old-fashioned recipe that’s perfect for hot summer days and easy enough for a kid to make. Stay cool and have fun!

A Taste of Wagon Creek Creamery

This month’s recipes highlight the grass-fed dairy and beef products available at Wagon Creek Creamery, as well as other farms and dairies across Oklahoma, feel free to use your brand of choice. Read more about Wagon Creek Creamery in our Oklahoma Stories section. Enjoy!

Table Talk

Four ways to support local eateries

Discover ideas to help support your favorite local restaurants

Farm to Fork

A one-of-a-kind destination restaurant offers Oklahomans a fresh experience

The Chicken Shack

In the backyard of the Deep Fork River, an unmarked shack is home to some of the best broasted chicken in Oklahoma. Without a sign, it feels like a secret hideout waiting to be discovered. Even the owner gives off an almost Capone-like vibe.  

Blue Spruce Gelato & Sorbet

Discover cool treats for many tastes in Stillwater, Oklahoma

White Dog Hill

At White Dog Hill in Clinton, Oklahoma, even better than a bark is a bite of one of the restaurant’s beautiful creations.

Powerful Living

It Starts with Power

Q&A with Cotton Electric Cooperative Chief Executifve Officer, Jennifer Meason, who visited an electrification site in 2018.

Making Your Lights Smarter

Looking for an easy way to integrate smart technologies into your home—start with smart lighting.

Answering the Call

Oklahoma provides mutual aid assistance to Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

Efficient Farming Technologies

Farming practices make use of advanced technologies

Virtual Leadership Success!

Youth Tour Leadership Conference and YouthPower Energy Camp go virtual.

Okie Snaps

Food Fairy

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to your October Okie Snaps winner, Randy Proctor member of Lake Region Electric Cooperative!

“Food Fairy Sunnie Starling”

Halloween is Purrrrfect!

Submitted by Magan Childers | Kay Electric Cooperative

Dancing Clown

Submitted by Jessica Gore | Member of Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative

Judah the Local Police Officer

Submitted by Carol Bomhoff | Member of Northwestern Electric Cooperative


Guess Where

Congratulations to your September winner Lynn Speir! The location was the St. Anthony Catholic Church in Okmulgee, Oklahoma. Enter your guess for this month's photo by October 10!

Oklahoma Take 10

Our BIGGEST photo contest of the year is back! Don't miss out! Winning photos will be featured in our December issue and have a shot at a CASH PRIZE!


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Best Of OKL Contest

We need your help to find the BEST in Oklahoma!

Okie Snaps

Submit your photos by the 10th of each month and you could be featured in OKL!


Extending a Helping Hand

Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives are proud to practice the Cooperative Principle of “Cooperation Among Cooperatives.” Being a good neighbor to those in need is built directly into the cooperative business model. 

What Causes Service Interruptions?

You are sitting at home and the lights go out but there are no storms in the area, so what could have happened? Yes, mother nature is the first cause that comes to mind, however there are multiple other causes that can leave you in the dark.

Oklahoma Outside

Pond Reflections

Building and maintaining a water garden

Help Your Plants Survive Summer Heat

Oklahoma heat can be tough on plants, but with a few steps you can help them survive.

Colorful Containers

Bring your garden to your patio, front walkway, deck or even balcony with colorful containers.

Replacing Winter-damaged Trees

Discover which trees to can plant to replace those damaged by recent Oklahoma winter storms.

Fall Blooms

Try these six fall-blooming perennials for your garden