Oklahoma Stories

Center Stage

Shining the spotlight on Oklahoma’s historic theaters 


Operation Christmas Child

Learn the impact a shoebox gift can make to children around the world 

Trailblazers

Fearless. Determined. Strong. Meet the first female soldiers to achieve some of the highest rankings in the Oklahoma National Guard. 

5 Apps to Manage Your Financial Future

Discover our list of tech tools to help you stop stressing and start planning.

Free OK-FIRE Workshops

Fall 2019 Training Workshops for OK-FIRE Announced

Prairie Flavors

Cooking Under Pressure

I am fairly new to the world of electric pressure cookers. I have a stovetop pressure cooker so I never felt the need for another kitchen gadget. However, a friend recently gifted me an Instant Pot, and—to my surprise—I love it.


Game Day Scores

This fall, before your favorite team hits the turf, warm up with some crowd-pleasing finger foods. Whether you watch the game in the stadium or on the big screen, these recipes will help you score big with hungry fans. 

Okie Food Favorites

Not being a native Okie, this month’s Prairie Flavors theme—Oklahoma foods—took a little extra research. I surveyed friends and family to figure out which iconic Oklahoma recipes to feature.

Baking with Kids

This month’s recipes were all prepared by kids who love to bake—ranging in age from 5 to 11. 

Pack a Picnic

Pack up these delights easily for a picnic in the park—just throw them in the cooler with some ice and enjoy! 

Table Talk

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.

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.

Powerful Living

Electric safety lessons

Alfalfa Electric Cooperative teams up with Kansas co-ops in safety conference for driving teens


Super Juiced

Statewide EV charging buildout puts Oklahoma on the map for total electric travel

Renewable Energy Leader

Oklahoma’s Western Farmers Electric Cooperative plans largest combined wind, solar and energy storage facility in U.S. 

Campus Fire Safety

A lesson every college student should learn

SKIE Award Regional Winners Announced

The SKIE (Supporting K20 Innovative Educators) Award celebrates educators or teams of educators across the state who have demonstrated the ability to link student learning with the innovative use of technology and the K20 IDEALS. Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives are a proud sponsor of this award.

Okie Snaps

Thankful and Grateful

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to November's Okie Snaps winner, Lydia Shulz! Last month's theme was "Thankful."


Pumpkin Pie

“Nora Grey Hembree is 17 months old. After waiting four years, her parents adopted her after only knowing her for nine days. She is loved by many and they are thankful for her as she completes their family! This picture was taken at her Grandma’s farm in Newcastle, Oklahoma.” Submitted by Khrystian Hembree.

Autumn Beauty

“I’m thankful this park is filled with wildlife, trees, plants and water. Whether you want to walk, run or bicycle this park can accommodate you.” Submitted by Terri Carr.

Let's Talk Turkey

This pup is ready for some turkey! Submitted by Sharon Wilson, member of Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative. 

Contests

Guess Where

Where was this historic photo taken? Last month's photo featured the Grain Elevator in Turpin, Oklahoma


Okie Snaps

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

Commentary

Importance of "RURAL Act"

The “law of unintended consequences,” often cited but rarely defined, is that actions of people—and especially of governments —always have effects that are unanticipated or “unintended.”


Co-ops: economic engines

Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives—including your own rural electric co-op—are economic engines within the communities they serve, which cover Oklahoma’s 77 counties.

Oklahoma Outside

7 Perennials to Beat the Summer Heat

Learn about various perennials to beat the Oklahoma summer heat 


Vines help you grow up!

Plant more vines and enjoy the process of growing up! 

Plant a Spring-Blooming Tree

Trees not only enhance the landscape, they also provide much-needed nectar for emerging pollinators.

Gifts for Gardeners

Winter is the season for giving, and no one needs a pick-me-up this time of year more than gardeners. Trust me, they are all itching to get their hands back into the soil.

Daylilies: the perfect perennial for Oklahoma gardens

Daylilies are one of the most forgiving perennials blooming in a hot Oklahoma summer.