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Oklahoma Stories

Cowboy Stuttering Camp Grows Confidence

Oklahomans gain resources with stuttering specialist focused on serving rural areas


Best of OKL 2021

The readers voted and the results are in. Discover the best of the best

2021 SKIE Awards: Regional Awardees Announced

The SKIE (Supporting K20 Innovative Educators) Awards, sponsored by Oklahoma's electric cooperatives, announced with six regional awardees, each recieving a trophy and $1,000.

Prioritizing Mental Health in the New Year

A new year brings with it a sense of rebirth. It is no wonder that health and weight loss advertisements are usually flooding social and traditional media outlets. Don’t get me wrong, leading a healthy lifestyle is important but there is more to health than physical health.

Made in Oklahoma Gift Guide

It has become an OKL tradition to feature a selection of Oklahoma-based products and experiences each holiday season. Here are a few of our favorite local gift ideas for Christmas 2021!

Prairie Flavors

Hearty Stew Weather

On a cold January evening, I’m not sure there is a more perfect dinner than a warm bowl of hearty stew. Bake up a recipe of biscuits or corn bread, and enjoy!


The Gift of Slow Foods

Life regularly takes place at a rapid pace. One of the gifts of the holidays is an opportunity to slow down and enjoy the process of preparing dishes to share with family and friends. This month’s recipes require time to rise or to slow roast in the oven. Whether you prepare these recipes—or those from your own family’s tradition—I wish you the gift of slow cooking this Christmas and holiday season!

Home-cooked for the Holidays

This fall, we invited OKL readers to submit their best Thanksgiving and Christmas recipes for our Holiday Recipe Contest. The response was overwhelming. Congratulations to the winners, and a heartfelt thank you to each cook who submitted a recipe. We wish each of you a holiday season filled with joy and good cooking!

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.

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

Why Is My Bill High?

Check For Energy Oinkers Lurking In Your Home


Which Stove Top is Best for You?

Understanding the differences in electric, gas and induction stove tops and how the culinary choice could impact your energy bill.

Here Comes the Fun

The sun has an incredible amount of energy—even in the cold winter months. These technologies are a great way to power everyday gadgets for free, by simply using energy from the sun!

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.

Okie Snaps

Winter nights in Downtown Guthrie

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to your January Okie Snaps winner, Dannelle Barker, member of Central Rural Electric Cooperative!

Winter nights in Downtown Guthrie


Winter's bird

“Winter's bird.” Photo submitted by Laura Walters, member of Indian Electric Cooperative.

Let it snow!

“Let it snow!” Photo submitted by Norma Smith, member of East Central Electric Cooperative.

Don't fence me in

“Don't fence me in.” Submitted by Gena Parsons, member of Lake Region Electric Cooperative.

Contests

Guess Where

Congratulations to your December winner Chuckie Hill! The location was the John Frank House in Sapulpa, Oklahoma. Enter your guess for this month's photo by January 10!


Okie Snaps

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

Commentary

New year, New Initiatives

Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives are part of a network of 900-plus electric co-ops across the nation. When our voices combine, we are powerful in ensuring our members’ needs are heard in the legislative and agency rule-making processes.


EVs: More Than Just Cars

Every day we hear more talk about electric vehicles (EVs). EVs are not only cars, but they are also trucks, bicycles and motorcycles.

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