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Oklahoma Stories

Co-ops Power You

Breaking down how electric cooperatives provide power and empower communities


Keeping Social with Seniors

Creative tips to stay connected with loved ones during the pandemic

I Love My Co-op!

Readers share special stories about their electric cooperatives

Do Your Part: Be Cyber Smart

Discover tips for making yourself safer from cyber scammers and hackers

Prairie Flavors

Fall in Love With Dutch Ovens

Celebrate the arrival of fall weather with delicious, hearty Dutch oven recipes. However, if you don’t own one, feel free to try these recipes in a pot, oven safe skillet, or another baking dish. 


Farm Fresh

Inspired by the mission of Urban Agrarian, this month’s recipes feature fresh, locally available ingredients that are full of flavor and nutrients.

Salad for Every Meal (Even Breakfast)

This month, many students and teachers will return to the classroom after an extended break from school. For those who are looking to maintain a healthy diet to keep their immune systems strong, or those hoping to lose a few “quarantine pounds,” being prepared with healthy meals can help.

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.

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


Biz-Bending Champions

Help OKL honor innovative small businesses

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

Okie Snaps

Fall Favorites

OKL Winner RibbonCongratulations to your October Okie Snaps winner, Matthew Turner, member of Lake Region Electric Cooperative. 


Pumpkin Patch

“Our little pumpkin patch!” Photo submitted by Lindsey Coe, member of Verdigris Valley Electric Cooperative.

Mirrored Image

Mirror image taken on the family farm near Maud, Oklahoma. Photo submitted by Sarah Rodefeld.

Unbe-leaf-able

“Wow! That’s one big leaf!” Submitted by Sara Hutchins, member of Cookson Hills Electric Cooperative. 

Contests

Guess Where

Where was this historic photo taken? Last month's photo featured Joyce House in Snyder, OK!


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

Cooperation Among Cooperatives

If there’s one challenge that electric cooperatives are all too familiar with, it is the challenge of rebuilding electric infrastructure following natural disasters and extreme weather events. Since electric cooperatives serve primarily rural areas with sparse populations, they cover more ground and maintain more miles of line than other electric utilities. 


Cooperatives Power On

Every October, cooperatives from various sectors celebrate National Cooperative Month and the impact cooperatives make in our nation, state, and communities. At the core of this annual celebration is a recognition of the cooperative difference, which makes electric cooperatives stand out from other types of utilities and serves as the foundation for a time-tested business model. National Co-op Month is an opportunity to remind co-op consumer-members as well as the general public about the value and purpose of cooperatives. 

Oklahoma Outside

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

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