Oklahoma Stories

Free OK-FIRE Workshops

Fall 2019 Training Workshops for OK-FIRE Announced


Lighting the Way for Sillab

Oklahoma’s electric co-ops help bring first-time electricity to remote village 

Honoring the Star Spangled Banner

Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative partners with organization to properly dispose of damaged, worn American flags 

Limerick Farms

A start-from-scratch sheep farm finds success in southwest Oklahoma

Take-along nutrition apps

Discover digital tools to help you stay on track when you're on the go

Prairie Flavors

Game Day Scores

This fall, before your favorite team hits the turf, warm up with some crowd-pleasing finger foods. Whether you watch the game in the stadium or on the big screen, these recipes will help you score big with hungry fans. 


Okie Food Favorites

Not being a native Okie, this month’s Prairie Flavors theme—Oklahoma foods—took a little extra research. I surveyed friends and family to figure out which iconic Oklahoma recipes to feature.

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.

Table Talk

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.

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.

Powerful Living

Super Juiced

Statewide EV charging buildout puts Oklahoma on the map for total electric travel


Renewable Energy Leader

Oklahoma’s Western Farmers Electric Cooperative plans largest combined wind, solar and energy storage facility in U.S. 

Campus Fire Safety

A lesson every college student should learn

SKIE Award Regional Winners Announced

The SKIE (Supporting K20 Innovative Educators) Award celebrates educators or teams of educators across the state who have demonstrated the ability to link student learning with the innovative use of technology and the K20 IDEALS. Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives are a proud sponsor of this award.

OK Youth Tour 2019

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

Okie Snaps

Pick of the Patch

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to September's Okie Snaps winner, Betsy Hartin! Last month's theme was "Pumpkins."


Pumpkin Scouting

Hattie is finding the best one! Submitted by grandparents Wayne and Heather Wilson, members of Central Electric Cooperative.

Ready for Fall

“Did someone say pumpkin pie?” Submitted by Glee Nance, member of Oklahoma Electric Cooperative.

Happy Howl-o-ween!

This pup is all about his pumpkin! Submitted by Barbara Stringer, member of Lake Region Electric Cooperative. 

Contests

Guess Where

Where was this historic photo taken? Last month's photo featured the Mullendore Mansion in Cleveland, Oklahoma.


Best Of OKL Contest

We need your help to find the BEST in Oklahoma!

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!

Commentary

October is Co-op Month

From booming suburbs to remote rural communities, America’s electric cooperatives are energy providers and engines of economic development. Electric cooperatives also play a vital role in transforming communities. Since October is traditionally known as ‘Cooperative Month,’ I’d like to share a few facts with you about America’s—and Oklahoma’s—electric co-ops.


Co-op Strong: Seven Cooperative Principles

Cooperatives around the world and right here at home—including your own electric cooperative—operate according to the same set of core principles and values, adopted by the International Co-operative Alliance.

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.