Oklahoma Stories

Unwanted Pesticide Disposal Program to be Held in Lawton

Pesticide applicators and dealers, homeowners, farmers, ranchers and gardeners are invited to participate in an Unwanted Pesticide Disposal Program from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 30 at the Comanche County Fairgrounds.

Charged Up!

WFEC hosts Electric Vehicle Poker Run in celebration of National Drive Electric Week

How Could Hacking Impact My Electricity?

From data breaches into retail giants like Target to credit reporting agencies like Experian, the word “hack” has become commonplace in news alerts across the globe.

At Home in Oklahoma

International co-op employees from Iran, Malaysia and Mexico share how they came to call the Sooner State home.

How Electricity Pumped Up Worship Music

In the realm of music, electrified instruments sparked the rise in new music styles.

Prairie Flavors

Slow Cooker Delights

I prepared all four of these recipes, plus the bonus digital recipe, in less than an hour. They cooked all night and I have food for my family for the next week! Try these out—or let these be the inspiration for your own slow cooked creations.

Sheet Pan Suppers

Sheet pan suppers are a simple way to put a weeknight meal on the table. Place your ingredients on a baking sheet, throw it in the oven and approximately 30 minutes later you have a complete meal—with minimal cleanup involved.

Sweet Summer Treats

As the August heat hits Oklahoma, there’s no better occasion for a cold, sweet treat. This month’s recipes include a variety of frozen desserts: French-style custard-based ice cream, Philadelphia-style egg-free ice cream, coconut milk-based ice cream suitable for a vegan diet, frozen yogurt, and fruit sorbet.

Fresh, Fit Foods

This time of year, it’s easy to create delicious, healthy dishes with the abundance of fresh, colorful produce available at Oklahoma’s many farmers’ markets and farm stands. 

Best BBQ Recipes

We asked, you delivered! We invited you to share your favorite BBQ and grill recipes with us as part of OKL’s “Best BBQ Recipe” contest. With summer around the corner, it’s time to fire up the grill with these winning recipes!

Table Talk

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.

Hoboken Coffee Roasters

Hoboken Coffee Roasters is a highlight of downtown Guthrie. 

Powerful Living

The Power in Preparation

September is National Preparedness Month, and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency is encouraging all of us to prepare for emergencies.

2018 SKIE Award Regional Winners Announced

Touchstone Energy Cooperatives of Oklahoma and K20 Center honor innovative technology use in the classroom

For the Birds

Power line collisions kill millions of birds every year. Why electric co-ops are taking the problem seriously.

Paid Internship Available

Oklahoma Living is pursuing a bright journalism student for a paid internship for approximately 15 to 20 hours a week. 

Oklahoma Living magazine receives national awards

The Cooperative Communicators Association (CCA) recently awarded your statewide publication five national awards. Congratulations to Oklahoma Living’s loyal contributors and staff for the dedication and excellence they put forth toward your OKL! 

Okie Snaps

Fun on the Farm

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to October's photo contest winner, Nicky Macias! The contest theme was “Fall Fun!”

Cozy Autumn Days

A big pile of leaves hides a little pup. Submitted by Emma Beitz, member of Oklahoma Electric Cooperative.

Rake, Pile, Jump, and Smile!

Big brother James and twin sisters Faith and Grace frolic in the forest on a beautiful fall day. Submitted by Rebekah Morgan, member of People’s Electric.

Hanging Around the Pumpkin Patch

Lorelei can’t wait for pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving. Submitted by Rhonda Gibson, member of Ozarks Electric.

"Mums" the Word

“Tate and Gracie know it's fall when pumpkins are out and mums in bloom!” Submitted by Eric London, member of Central Rural Electric.


Prairie Flavors E-Newsletter

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Me and My OKL

Send us a photo of you with your OKL for a chance to be published and win 25!

Join the fun on social media with the hashtag #myokl!

Oklahoma Take 10

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. Enjoy the winners of the 2017 contest! 


Celebrating the co-op business model

Every October, we take time to celebrate the cooperative business model and the impact it has made in our nation, states and communities.

The loss of one of our own

Red River Valley Rural Electric Association and the co-op family experienced a tragedy on August 16 when we lost a lineman who came into contact with a high voltage line. This loss has brought tremendous sadness to all of our co-op family.

Oklahoma Outside

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.

New Year, New Plants from Seed

Get ideas for your next gardening project. 

Clean the air with indoor plants

An Oklahoma winter can lie heavy on our hearts. Days are shorter. The blowing wind and inhospitable weather never seem to end. People spend too much time indoors. What can help bring us out of a winter funk? Houseplants.

10 Steps to a Dreamy Cutting Garden

Growing a dedicated cutting garden sounds difficult, but it isn’t. In many ways, it’s similar to growing a vegetable garden, but instead of picking tomatoes, you gather cut flowers. For the last six years, in addition to my perennial and vegetable gardens, I’ve grown a flower garden simply for the pleasure of bringing blooms indoors.

Here are 10 steps from planning to harvest.