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Oklahoma Stories

Sweet Sounds of Sweat

Earbuds for Working Out

Horsin' around

Oklahoma offers unique experiences on equestrian campsites and trails

Staying Fit While Staying Home

Can’t get to a gym? Try these creative ideas to exercise anywhere

COVID-19 Heroes

Recognizing rural medical professionals and health care workers

COVID-19 Awareness

Learn how to maintain safe practices as the pandemic continues

Prairie Flavors

A Taste of the Tropics

Dreaming of a tropical getaway? While it might not be advisable to travel right now, you can bring some of the flavors of a beach-side vacation to your home with this month’s recipes.

Get Your Grill On

As hot weather rolls in, it’s a great time to grill out. Not only is grilling the perfect starting place for a delicious meal, it can also help reduce your energy usage. Grilling keeps the summer heat outside—where it belongs, and, since dinner takes place during peak energy hours, cooking outdoors can benefit your electric bill.

Creative Pantry Staples

If you’re like me, being at home for the past month has meant cooking more than usual—but it has also meant utilizing what I have on hand. I prepared all of this month’s recipes with ingredients I already had in my refrigerator, freezer or pantry.

The Art of Cooking

Right now is a great time to take an inventory of what’s in your pantry. You might not have everything you need to make a recipe as written, but don’t be afraid to change it up.

Pancakes for Every Personality

This month, we are going beyond the basic buttermilk, to give you a few flapjack inspirations.

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

Powering the Panhandle

New partnership reduces outage times, increases economic prosperity

The Co-op Difference During COVID-19

Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives are fully committed to the communities they serve. That means not only keeping the lights on, but also lending a hand to neighbors in times of need.

2020 Youth Tour Winners

More than 70 students were chosen to represent Oklahoma in Washington, D.C., this summer.  Although the event was cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns, Oklahoma’s electric co-ops are proud of each young person selected for this honor. #PowerOn

Overcome and press on

Even as we face unprecedented crisis, we want you to know that we are here for you and we are committed to bringing you member-benefitting content.

Okie Snaps

Gone Fishin'

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to your June Okie Snaps winner, Shanda Barnett, member of Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative!



Picking Flowers

Picking wildflowers is a fun way to explore the outdoors. Submitted by Jessica Bender, member of Central Electric Cooperative.

Stop and Smell the Flowers

“It’s always good to stop and smell the flowers!” Submitted by Bob Evans, member of Canadian Valley Electric Cooperative.

Eye-Catching Cabbage

“Sonny’s school cabbage!” Submitted by Kim Michael, member of Arkansas Valley Electric Cooperative. 


Guess Where

Where was this historic photo taken? Last month's photo featured Wilburton, Oklahoma!


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!


Crisis brings the best in co-ops

Summer is here, and the virus that has plagued Oklahoma, our nation and the world remains active. In one way or another, COVID-19 has left few unaffected. This month, the cover feature of Oklahoma Living magazine tells the story of health care workers who are diligently responding to this health crisis in rural Oklahoma.

Welcome to the family

I’m fortunate to be in the third generation living on my family cattle farm. I was born and raised in Purcell, Oklahoma, and graduated from Purcell schools. With over four decades of experience in business entrepreneurship and self-employment, I’m a strong supporter of raising the quality of life in rural Oklahoma. That is why I stand behind the electric cooperative movement, and I’m committed to serve in this important industry for the benefit of our local communities, including my own.  

Oklahoma Outside

How does your garden grow?

Outdoor gadgets to build a better yard

Holiday Gifts for Gardeners

The holidays are soon upon us, and it’s time to think about what to get for the gardener in your life. 

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!