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Oklahoma Stories

Mobilizing Virtual Care

OSU TeleHealth Solution provides rural hospitals with new technology and expertise to maintain access to health care despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hamming it Up

Ham radio operators discover an enjoyable hobby and a useful public service.

Downloading the Best Deals

Price comparison apps for online bargains.

The Future of Hunting

Oklahoma Youth Hunting Program utilizes educated, ethical volunteers to restore youth’s connection to the land and to the sport.

Buggin' Out in 2021

While Oklahomans won't see the 2021 Cicada Brood X outbreak, the summer months provide many opportunities to see annual dog day cicadas.

Prairie Flavors

Meals in Minutes

Low on time for meal prep? No problem! This month’s recipes help you get dinner on the table with minimal chopping, measuring and post-dinner cleanup.

A Royal Treat

This month, I decided to try out royal icing cookie decorating for Valentine’s Day. While I am no expert, I learned that consistency is key—icing consistency that is. Once I figured that out, my two daughters and I let our imaginations run wild and had a blast decorating cookies.

Yummy Yogurt

Yogurt is simple to make at home and can be used in a variety of ways.

The Perfect Gingerbread

Growing up, our Christmas preparations often included a day devoted to gingerbread house-making. I remember having our fair share of disasters: scratch-made gingerbread that cracked or houses that slid apart. Those bad experiences made me hesitant to attempt a DIY gingerbread house. But, those fears are now gone. If you want to try your hand at a homemade house this year, these recipes for gingerbread and royal icing (the “glue” that holds it together) won’t disappoint.

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

Lessons from the Cold Spell

Making sense of what happened during a winter blast to remember.

Battery or Generator?

It depends.

Renewable and Dependable

WFEC, NextEra Energy Resources, announce phase one completion of the largest combined wind, solar & energy storage facilities in U.S.

Embracing Change and Innovation

Oklahoma Living publisher retires from electric cooperative industry after 40 years of service.

Keep on Truckin'

The first all-electric pickup truck for commercial fleet operations makes a stop in Oklahoma.

Okie Snaps

Spring in Oklahoma

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to your April Okie Snaps winner, Linda Cupps of Glenpool, Oklahoma!

“Spring in Oklahoma.”

Ready for Spring

Submitted by Debra Ely | People's Electric Cooperative

Spring Cleaning for Dally

Submitted by Trela Wishon | Member of Central Rural Electric Cooperative

Love my Grandma's Flowers

Submitted by Brenda White | East Central Electric Cooperative

A Boy, a Cat and a Calf

Submitted by Jan West | Kiamichi Electric Cooperative


Guess Where

Congratulations to your February winner Mike Paul! The location was the Rock Island Depot in Chickasha, Oklahoma. Enter your guess for this month's photo by April 10!


Oklahoma Take 10

More than 1,000 photos made their way to Oklahoma Living through our “Oklahoma Take 10” contest at www.okl.coop. The quality of the photos submitted was exceptional. 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. 

Okie Snaps

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


Thanking our lineworkers

The lineworker profession is a noble vocation, and one that comes with hazards and personal sacrifices. This last year, we heard the term “essential” more frequently given the pandemic, but the truth is these hardworking men and women keeping our lights on are always essential, pandemic or not.

Always Ready to Serve

Serving as board president of the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives, the service organization that represents Oklahoma’s 30 electric cooperative member-systems, has been one of the greatest privileges of my life. Working alongside honorable men and women to provide safe, affordable and reliable power during such a turbulent year has been a challenge we have met with fortitude and focus.

Oklahoma Outside

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

Tomato Time

Get practical tips to learn how to grow tomatoes in containers

How does your garden grow?

Outdoor gadgets to build a better yard