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Oklahoma Stories

Help Wanted

Electric cooperatives offer career opportunities and exciting growth in up-and-coming sectors of the energy industry

Safe from the Storm

Today’s storm shelters and safe rooms provide peace of mind

Is it time to change your surge protectors?

Spring storm season is here, don't wait until it's too late because lightning strikes can devestate electronics without protection from a quick surge.

Mobilizing Virtual Care

OSU TeleHealth Solution provides rural hospitals with new technology and expertise to maintain access to health care despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hamming it Up

Ham radio operators discover an enjoyable hobby and a useful public service.

Prairie Flavors

Six Ingredients of Summer

This month’s recipes—all with only six ingredients—are designed to help you kick off summer. While the season doesn’t technically start until June, Memorial Day marks the unofficial transition to summer and its school-free days, warmer weather, backyard barbecues and longer evenings to spend outdoors. As we enjoy all these benefits, we take a moment to remember and honor the men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice as they have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Spring Flings

Now that spring has sprung, here are a few "eggcellent" recipes for those on-the-go mornings or a twist on a traditional springtime side.

Meals in Minutes

Low on time for meal prep? No problem! This month’s recipes help you get dinner on the table with minimal chopping, measuring and post-dinner cleanup.

A Royal Treat

This month, I decided to try out royal icing cookie decorating for Valentine’s Day. While I am no expert, I learned that consistency is key—icing consistency that is. Once I figured that out, my two daughters and I let our imaginations run wild and had a blast decorating cookies.

Yummy Yogurt

Yogurt is simple to make at home and can be used in a variety of ways.

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

Going Solar?

Solar forecasts can be misleading. Talk to your co-op before you go solar.

Lessons from the Cold Spell

Making sense of what happened during a winter blast to remember.

Battery or Generator?

It depends.

Renewable and Dependable

WFEC, NextEra Energy Resources, announce phase one completion of the largest combined wind, solar & energy storage facilities in U.S.

Embracing Change and Innovation

Oklahoma Living publisher retires from electric cooperative industry after 40 years of service.

Okie Snaps

Some See Weeds, She Sees Wishes

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to your May Okie Snaps winner, LaTisha Matlock, member of CKenergy Electric Cooperative!

“Some see weeds, but she sees wishes.”

Springtime Tulips

“Springtime tulips.” Photo submitted by Patti Rains, member of Red River Valley Rural Electric Association.

Pops of Red

“Pops of red swing in the breeze.” Submitted by Allison Spurlin of Lawton, Oklahoma.

30 Years of Blooms

“These beautiful red tulips are from bulbs that were planted 30 years ago. They come up every year.” Photo submitted by Johnye Hammons, member of Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative.

Picking Daffodils

Submitted by Brenda Brewer | Member of East Central


Guess Where

Congratulations to your April winner Michelle Taylorl! The location was the First National Bank and Trust Company Building in Perry, Oklahoma. Enter your guess for this month's photo by May 10!


Oklahoma Take 10

More than 1,000 photos made their way to Oklahoma Living through our “Oklahoma Take 10” contest at www.okl.coop. The quality of the photos submitted was exceptional. 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. 

Okie Snaps

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


Committing to a culture of cooperative safety

We all depend on electricity to power our lives, but accidents can happen when electricity is improperly used.

How is cooperative leadership organized?

Within the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives (OAEC), board members come from three different groups and each group represents a different perspective in the rural electrification program.

Oklahoma Outside

Colorful Containers

Bring your garden to your patio, front walkway, deck or even balcony with colorful containers.

Replacing Winter-damaged Trees

Discover which trees to can plant to replace those damaged by recent Oklahoma winter storms.

Fall Blooms

Try these six fall-blooming perennials for your garden

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