Oklahoma Stories

How I Met My Lineman Sweetheart

Couples share what sparked their linemen romances


Public Servant: U.S. Rep. Tom Cole Finds Calling in Rich Heritage

U.S. Rep. Tom Cole was convinced he was going to teach history for a lifetime, but things turned out differently

Ask an Elected Official

We all know members of Congress serve on committees, introduce legislation and vote on bills. But another important duty is interacting with and assisting constituents. In fact, there are a number of ways—you might not be aware of—that your federal elected official can be of service to you. Here are five. 

The secret life of mushrooms

Take a peek inside J-M’s mushroom farming operation

Best of OKL 2018

The votes for the 2018 Best of OKL have been tallied! Check out these local favorites taking home the title.

Prairie Flavors

Dinner for Two

ThIs month, surprise your Valentine with a special dinner for two: pan-seared steak with creamy asparagus risotto and rich chocolate pots de crème for dessert. 


Mouthwatering Mushrooms

This month’s recipes feature a produce item that’s always in season—mushrooms. Because of their meaty texture and their ability to enhance the flavors of other foods, mushrooms have been lauded for their “blendability.” 

Best Holiday Reader Recipes

This month, we reveal the winners of OKL’s Best Holiday Reader Recipes! 

Bountiful Harvests

Since the first Thanksgiving, corn has been a staple dish in the annual feast. It’s the basis of favorites like cornbread stuffing, creamed corn and corn pudding. 

Squash Season

It might not be winter, but it's winter squash season in Oklahoma. 

Table Talk

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.


Crow Creek Market and Cafe

The Crow Creek Market and Cafe is popular with Crescent, Oklahoma, locals, but anyone can enjoy the quirky cafe’s fresh, homemade food.

The Hungry Horny Toad Station

A former gas station on historic Route 66 has found a new life refueling hungry travelers—and it’s quickly becoming a classic.

Hoboken Coffee Roasters

Hoboken Coffee Roasters is a highlight of downtown Guthrie. 

Cafe Bahnhof

Find a taste of Germany in Waynoka, Okla.

Powerful Living

OKL celebrates 70 years serving electric co-op members

Oklahoma Living magazine just wrapped up 70 years of serving electric co-op members and is ready for the future.


The Cyber Wars

Learn how co-ops are strengthening cybersecurity

Energy 101: Key Energy Industry Terms

What is a kilowatt-hour? What are renewable energy sources? And what exactly is the power grid? In this ‘Energy 101’ series, our goal is to help you better understand energy terms that power your daily tasks.

All in the Family

Linemen pass on knowledge to the next generation

Oklahoma Co-op Professional Engineer to Volunteer in Haiti

Larry Cisneros, a professional engineer with Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative (NEOEC) based in Vinita, Oklahoma, will travel to Haiti on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017 and return on Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017 to serve as an instructor volunteer with NRECA International.  

Okie Snaps

Since 1952

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to January's photo contest ­winner Becky Price! The contest theme was “Sweethearts!”


Soulmates

These sweethearts will celebrate their 50th anniversary next summer. Submitted by Theodore and Linda Snider, members of Cotton Electric Cooperative.

Big Sweetheart

Chex and Kellie enjoy an evening kiss. Submitted by Kellie Carter, member of Oklahoma Electric Cooperative.

Kiss the Boy

Give me a kiss! Submitted by Dixie Colquhoun, member of Kay Electric Cooperative.

Love in the Air

The Gaillardia Country Club never looked so magical. Submitted by Mady Masters.

Contests

Guess Where

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to last month’s winner,Colleen Longhorn! Last month’s photo was in Shawnee, Oklahoma.


Me and My OKL

Send us a photo of you with your OKL for a chance to be published and win 25!

Join the fun on social media with the hashtag #myokl!

Oklahoma Take 10

Our judges were impressed by Oklahoma Living readers’ talent and eye for beautiful shots across our state. Now, we are proud to share with you the top 10 submissions. Enjoy the winners of the 2017 contest! 

Okie Snaps

Enter your photos for next month's theme, "Icy Wonderlands!" Submit photos by December 10!

Commentary

Winter Weather Energy Consumption

As January unfolds, Oklahomans are gearing up for cooler temperatures. It is not uncommon for electric consumption to rise during the winter due to shorter days, which can result in more lighting and/or appliance usage.


Are you prepared for winter weather?

It is easy sometimes to become overwhelmed with all that life throws at us. Life is often full of problems and inconveniences. At times, we succumb to the stress and fatigue they bring and may begin to feel a little sorry for ourselves. If we were to stop and look around for just a moment, we would probably see many who would gladly exchange their problems for ours if it were only possible.

Oklahoma Outside

New Year, New Plants from Seed

Get ideas for your next gardening project. 


Clean the air with indoor plants

An Oklahoma winter can lie heavy on our hearts. Days are shorter. The blowing wind and inhospitable weather never seem to end. People spend too much time indoors. What can help bring us out of a winter funk? Houseplants.

10 Steps to a Dreamy Cutting Garden

Growing a dedicated cutting garden sounds difficult, but it isn’t. In many ways, it’s similar to growing a vegetable garden, but instead of picking tomatoes, you gather cut flowers. For the last six years, in addition to my perennial and vegetable gardens, I’ve grown a flower garden simply for the pleasure of bringing blooms indoors.

Here are 10 steps from planning to harvest.

Five Unique Coneflowers to Know and Grow

My garden is a haven for pollinators like butterflies, native bees and hover flies. It’s also full of singing birds and crawling caterpillars, two creatures that go together like peanut butter and jelly. 

Your Fall Garden Begins in the Spring

Crafting a beautiful fall garden begins in spring. What you plant in late April should carry you through to autumn even after a hot Oklahoma summer.