Oklahoma Stories

How to Reimagine Your Kitchen

It’s known as the heart of the home. The contemporary kitchen is the epicenter of domestic activity, a place for cooking, eating and entertaining.


Making your home smarter

It’s easy to fall behind with the crazy pace of new technology. The next breakthrough is always just around the corner. 

Saving Green

An Oklahoma landscape architect shares tips on how your home’s yard can yield energy-efficiency savings

Bee Excellent

Young co-op member discovers beekeeping, wins statewide awards

Say 'I do' on co-op lines

Celebrate one of life’s greatest moments in a charming, beautiful and inviting location on co-op lines.

Prairie Flavors

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. 

A Latte Love

Beat the chill of winter with a warm drink, perfect for your valentine or anytime!

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

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

Northwest Lineman College

Be someone the world looks up to

Thank a Lineworker

Celebrate National Lineworker Appreciation Day - April 8, 2019 

Okie Snaps

50 Years

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to Junes's photo contest winner, Deryl Wyrick! The contest theme was “Tied the Knot”


Blushing Bride

The blushing bride looks picture perfect on her wedding day. Submitted by Kathy Lewis, member of Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative. 

Love that Lasts a Lifetime

“We tied the knot 62 years ago on September 22, 1956. And we think it’s going to last.” Submitted by Martie Brown, member of Central Electric Cooperative.

Happy Trails, Partner

The best advice given to the groom was by the ring bearer - ”Happy Trails, partner.” Submitted by Veda Wright, member of Red River Valley Rural Electric Association.

Contests

Guess Where

Last month's photo featured the Stigler School Gymnasium.


Okie Snaps

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

Commentary

Youth Tour develops leaders

What if a high school student in your life—a child, a grandchild or a teenager in your neighborhood—had the opportunity to participate in a nationally recognized leadership program?


Strength of the co-op network

Through my journey in the electric cooperative industry, I have been continually impressed by the collective influence and positive impact co-ops have in our communities. You see, your local electric cooperative is one of 900-plus co-ops that are powering our nation, keeping the lights on for 42 million households and businesses in 47 states. 

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.