Oklahoma Stories

Awarded for Innovation

Teacher receives statewide SKIE award 

Home Away from Home

Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs impacts lives of servicemen and women

Best of OKL 2020

The readers voted and the results are in. Discover the best of the best!

Two by Two

Oklahoma’s Endangered Ark Foundation preserves Asian elephants 

Made in Oklahoma Gift Guide | 2019

This holiday season, find a unique, Oklahoma-made present for everyone on your list. Here are some of OKL’s favorite 2019 MIO gifts!

Prairie Flavors

Eat Your Greens

If one of your goals for the new year is to eat healthier, try adding more greens to your diet.

Make Ahead Appetizers

All of this month’s recipes can be prepared ahead to help remove stress from your busy holiday schedule. 

Cooking Under Pressure

I am fairly new to the world of electric pressure cookers. I have a stovetop pressure cooker so I never felt the need for another kitchen gadget. However, a friend recently gifted me an Instant Pot, and—to my surprise—I love it.

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.

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

Two Years Later

A look back at the village of Chiis, Guatemala now with electricity 

Plenty of Juice

EV event unveils Oklahoma’s new charging network 

Electric safety lessons

Alfalfa Electric Cooperative teams up with Kansas co-ops in safety conference for driving teens

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. 

Okie Snaps

A Boy and His Truck

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to November's Okie Snaps winner, Olivia Helms! Last month's theme was "Black and White Photography."

Baking with Love

Baking with love is the best recipe. Photo submitted by Shine Bright Photography.

Puppy Pals

Like black and white photos, puppies never go out of style. Photo by Aryeal Hawk, member of Northeast Oklahoma Electric Cooperative.

Classic Love Story

“It’s been 66 years and they’re still laughing.” Photo shows George and Phyllis Gwinn of Broken Arrow, OK. Photo submitted by Chelsea Testerman, member of Northwestern Electric Cooperative.

Tractor Time

These twins love riding on the tractor with their Papa. Photo submitted by Jack Sawatzky, member of CKenergy Electric Cooperative.


Guess Where

Where was this historic photo taken? Last month's photo featured the Merchant's National Bank Building in Lehigh, OK.

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!

I Love My Truck Contest

A good truck is almost a necessity in rural Oklahoma. That’s why we’re thrilled to sponsor the “I Love My Truck Contest” in an effort to recognize some of the best looking and most unique trucks in the state.


Managing change on behalf of members

In a time of unprecedented change in the electric utility industry, your rural electric cooperative remains steadfast in their mission of advocating for you, their valued member. These changes come about as the greatest engineering achievement of the 20th century—the electric grid—undergoes ongoing transformation. 

Safety for the New Year

This year, as you plan and strategize, Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives encourage you to keep electric safety in mind not only for you, but also for your family, workplace and community.

Oklahoma Outside

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! 

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.