Oklahoma Stories

Community Gems

Students have rich educational opportunities at community colleges in Oklahoma

Fun on the Family Farm

Kenny Family Farm in Woodward offers fun pastimes for all ages

Camp Revamp

Youth Power Energy Camp shines new light on leadership 

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Oklahoma Living is currently pursuing a bright journalism and/or multimedia student for a paid internship ($12/hour) for 20 hours a week. 

Prairie Flavors

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! 

Delicious Beets

Vibrant, sweet and earthy, beets are a gift to Oklahomans during early summer months.

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.

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

OK Youth Tour 2019

Local electric cooperatives chose 72 students to represent Oklahoma on this year’s Youth Tour experience to Washington, D.C.

OKL Wins National Awards

The Cooperative Communicators Association recently awarded your statewide publication 11 national awards. Congratulations to Oklahoma Living’s loyal contributors and staff for the dedication and excellence they put toward your OKL! 

Special Olympics

Nearly 80 volunteers from 19 rural electric cooperatives helped make the 50th Annual Special Olympics Oklahoma Summer Games one to remember!

President's Volunteer Service Award

Members of the 2018 Energy Trails team from Oklahoma’s and Colorado’s electric co-ops received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for providing first-time electricity to villages in Guatemala.

Kids Drawing Contest

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

Okie Snaps

Sittin' Pretty

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to August's Okie Snaps winner, Tracy Rolf! Last month's theme was "Class Act."

Graduation Buddies

Here are some “best friends being a little crazy after their graduation ceremony.” Submitted by Beth McKee, member of TCEC.

Crazy Class

“Love my music students at Holy Trinity Catholic School, Okarche. Each group is a class act!” Submitted by Lisa Francel, member of Cimarron Electric Cooperative.


“In the class, everyone works together to create something amazing.” Submitted by Madison Rackley.


Guess Where

Last month's photo was taken in Weleetka, Oklahoma.

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Responding in adverse conditions

The months of May and June brought unprecedented amounts of rainfall to parts of northeastern and eastern Oklahoma. And, along with those record rains, severe storms, tornadoes and extensive flooding caused considerable damage to electric cooperative systems in those areas as well.

Positioning co-ops for the future

Several electric cooperatives in Oklahoma are gearing up to host their annual meetings. As a consumer-member of your electric cooperative, it’s our hope that you make an effort to attend your co-op annual meeting and exercise one of the cooperatives’ core principles: Democratic Member Control. 

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.