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Weekend Walks

Hit the trails this summer for hiking adventures across the state

Tech for Fitness Fanatics

This is a list of fitness gadgets that will make accomplishing your goals easier (or at least more enjoyable) for the long haul. 

Connecting with Native American Culture

Explore Oklahoma’s vast Native American museums and their rich history

When Donkeys Fly

Air Donkey Zipline in the Arbuckle Mountains offers a wild adventure 

Prairie Flavors

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.

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. 

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

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!

2019 Oklahoma Youth Tour

Local electric cooperatives have chosen more than 70 students to represent Oklahoma on this year’s Youth Tour experience to Washington, D.C.

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

Mayes Marines

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to July's photo contest winner, Robin Mayes! The contest theme was “Stars and Stripes.”

Thank You for Your Service

Floyd served in Australia, New Guinea, Dutch East Indies and the Phillipines. For his service, he was awarded a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. Submitted by Patti Wyrick.

American Girl

Harper Rose is proud and patriotic on her first birthday! Submitted by Pamela and James Robertson, member of Lake Region Electric Cooperative.

Star and Stripes Forever

"Star and Stripes Forever!" Jim is proud to be an American and to have served his country. Submitted by Jim Kegans, member of Central Electric Cooperative.


Guess Where

Last month's photo featured Hotel Franklin.

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!


Responding in adverse conditions

The months of May and June brought active weather to Oklahoma. With ongoing severe weather, Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives responded on behalf of their membership.

Positioning co-ops for the future

How many of us have heard the words “you reap what you sow”? It is a fundamental premise of life, and it rings true for electric cooperatives as well.

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.