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Oklahoma Stories

Songs of the Heart

Unique 4-H program lets students practice, write and perform music


From Silent to Vibrant

Urban Agrarian fosters vitality among Oklahoma’s small-scale farmers and food producers

Reading Reboot

Discover how libraries are “information hubs” for rural communities

Prairie Flavors

Farm Fresh

Inspired by the mission of Urban Agrarian, this month’s recipes feature fresh, locally available ingredients that are full of flavor and nutrients.


Salad for Every Meal (Even Breakfast)

This month, many students and teachers will return to the classroom after an extended break from school. For those who are looking to maintain a healthy diet to keep their immune systems strong, or those hoping to lose a few “quarantine pounds,” being prepared with healthy meals can help.

A Taste of the Tropics

Dreaming of a tropical getaway? While it might not be advisable to travel right now, you can bring some of the flavors of a beach-side vacation to your home with this month’s recipes.

Get Your Grill On

As hot weather rolls in, it’s a great time to grill out. Not only is grilling the perfect starting place for a delicious meal, it can also help reduce your energy usage. Grilling keeps the summer heat outside—where it belongs, and, since dinner takes place during peak energy hours, cooking outdoors can benefit your electric bill.

Creative Pantry Staples

If you’re like me, being at home for the past month has meant cooking more than usual—but it has also meant utilizing what I have on hand. I prepared all of this month’s recipes with ingredients I already had in my refrigerator, freezer or pantry.

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

Biz-Bending Champions

Help OKL honor innovative small businesses


Powering the Panhandle

New partnership reduces outage times, increases economic prosperity

The Co-op Difference During COVID-19

Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives are fully committed to the communities they serve. That means not only keeping the lights on, but also lending a hand to neighbors in times of need.

2020 Youth Tour Winners

More than 70 students were chosen to represent Oklahoma in Washington, D.C., this summer.  Although the event was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, Oklahoma’s electric co-ops are proud of each young person selected for this honor. #PowerOn

Overcome and press on

Even as we face unprecedented crisis, we want you to know that we are here for you and we are committed to bringing you member-benefitting content.

Okie Snaps

Cuddles

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to your September Okie Snaps winners, D. Hamon, member of Ozarks Electric Cooperative (left), and Kristina McGee, member of East Central Electric Cooperative (right)!


Popping the Question

She said, “Yes!” Photo submitted by Patricia Klerekoper, member of Lake Region Electric Cooperative.

Reading Buddies

These buddies love reading every chance they get. Photo submitted by LaNola Clark, member of Kiamichi Electric Cooperative.

Happy Days

“A teacher delivers on a promise! A social distancing picnic even when school was canceled due to COVID-19. Spreading a little joy during this difficult time!” Submitted by Frances Pritchett, member of Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative

Contests

Guess Where

Where was this historic photo taken? Last month's photo featured Babe’s Package Store in Enid, Oklahoma!

 


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!

Submit OK Take 10 Photos

Be a part of our biggest photography contest of the year!

Commentary

Advocating for co-op members

Your local rural electric cooperative is a part of a vast network of co-ops that power our nation. In fact, over 900 electric co-ops are united through a national organization, the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association (NRECA), based in Arlington, Virginia. Through this national representation, electric cooperatives have a steady voice on Capitol Hill and advocate for the best interests of their members.


Safe, affordable and reliable power

As consumers of electricity, we have come to expect electric power that is delivered in a safe, affordable and reliable manner. Your electric cooperative, along with all sister cooperatives in the state, are committed to serving you with high standards of service, plus more. These three attributes that we often talk about—safe, reliable and affordable—are the core of the cooperative mission, but what do they mean exactly?

Oklahoma Outside

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

Holiday Gifts for Gardeners

The holidays are soon upon us, and it’s time to think about what to get for the gardener in your life. 

7 Perennials to Beat the Summer Heat

Learn about various perennials to beat the Oklahoma summer heat