Oklahoma Stories

Say 'I do' on co-op lines

Celebrate one of life’s greatest moments in a charming, beautiful and inviting location on co-op lines.

A Diamond in the Rough

Oklahoma Electric Cooperative employees help restore community baseball fields

Learning the Line Life

The educational journey to becoming a lineman 

Prairie Flavors

Going Green

Traditionally made with basil, pesto can be made with almost any edible green leaf or herb. Paired with whatever nuts or seeds and cheeses you have on hand, you can create your own version of pesto in minutes.

Fermented Foods

Recently, fermented foods have grown in popularity because they provide many health benefits, including probiotics and enzymes for gut health. Here are a few ideas to get started.

Food for the Road

This March, if you plan to hit the road and journey to one of Oklahoma’s 33 state parks, be sure to take some food for the road. 

A Latte Love

Beat the chill of winter with a warm drink, perfect for your valentine or anytime!

From Toast to Toast

After a toast to ring in the new year, whip up some toast for a quick and delicious breakfast.

Table Talk

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.

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.

Powerful Living

Kids Drawing Contest

Winners revealed for the ‘Life on the Lines’ drawing contest

Northwest Lineman College

Be someone the world looks up to

Thank a Lineworker

Celebrate National Lineworker Appreciation Day - April 8, 2019 

Saved from the Internet Abyss

Some rural areas to receive fiber broadband by way of their electric co-op

How Green is Your Electricity?

For electric co-op members, it might be greener than you think.

Okie Snaps

Catching Air

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to May's photo contest winner, Roxanne Myers! The contest theme was “School Is Out for Summer.”

Little Professor

Houston Hays is the 4-year-old son of Lendall and Cassie Hays. “He loves Jesus, his momma and his sisters! Oh and toys!” Submitted by Cassie Hays, member of Oklahoma Electric Cooperative.

Like Father, Like Son

This “Future Farmer of Oklahoma” is ready for a day of fun outside. Submitted by Kayla Wheeler-Burcham.

Go With the Flow

Marshall, Keegan, Kenzie Starr, Rylan and Jadyn Petree are enjoying the cool pool on a warm, summer day. Submitted by Beverly Starr, member of Ozarks Electric Cooperative.


Guess Where

Last month's photo featured the Dr. Irwin D. Lesser log cabin.

Okie Snaps

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


Commitment to Zero Contacts

There are two pressing goals in the electric cooperative industry: 1) to provide safe, reliable and affordable electricity to every consumer-member and 2) to ensure that every man and woman in our charge returns home safely to their families each night. 

Changing Times, Same Mission

I have been asked a few times what makes electric cooperatives unique. After 24 years in the industry, I’m confident our strength lies in the servant nature of the men and women who work day in and day out to keep your lights on. 

Oklahoma Outside

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.

Enchanting April

Oklahoma's nurseries are overflowing with annuals, perennials, shrubs, and trees. OKL's Dee Nash helps you decide what to try in your garden.