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MOB mentality

Young OKC Beautiful volunteers chip in to clean up the city.


News

Kevan Goff-Parker
Shuffle over Baby Boomers and Generation Xers because OKC Beautiful is tapping a group of civic- and community-minded Millennials as volunteers through its Making Oklahoma City Beautiful (MOB) Young Professionals group. Membership is open to those 22 to 35 years old.
 
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

House party

There’s a multitude of reasons to love The Park House at the Myriad Gardens.


Restaurant Reviews

Kevan Goff-Parker
The Park House, the much-awaited contemporary American cuisine restaurant on the eastern edge of the Myriad Botanical Gardens, opened in mid-December. Foodies and families out for fun haven’t been the same since.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Let them eat king cake

A church’s king cake fundraising sale will help feed hundreds of people.


Food and Drink Features

Kevan Goff-Parker
Midwest City’s Douglas Boulevard United Methodist Church is cooking up sweet profits for its free meal programs by selling king cakes through Fat Tuesday, March 4.
 
Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Past, present, future

Oklahoma’s Century Chest exhibit bares unique Indian artifacts from a 100-year-old time capsule.


News

Kevan Goff-Parker
When the Oklahoma Century Chest was opened in April, 100 years after the time capsule was buried, Chad Williams, director of research at the Oklahoma History Center, was surprised.
 
Monday, December 30, 2013

Questionably Fabulous

A “rib-tickling” riff on the Bible includes an adults-only parody with Adam and Steve. It also has at least one state lawmaker furious.


Performing Arts

Kevan Goff-Parker
Known for its diverse stage presentations, the OKC Theatre Company describes its upcoming holiday show, The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told, as a “rib-tickling, satirical take on selected stories from the Bible.” One local legislator is not so amused.
 
Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It’s the place to be

Midwest-based GreenAcres Market expands in the metro area.


Features

Kevan Goff-Parker
Oklahomans’ increasing awareness and subsequent hunger for fresh, natural and organic products has enticed the Wichita-based GreenAcres Market health food store chain to further grow its customer base statewide by buying the Health Food Center stores in south Oklahoma City and Lawton.
 
Wednesday, October 2, 2013

‘A precious gift’

Two Oklahomans will be featured in a Donate Life Rose Parade float.


News

Kevan Goff-Parker
Marilyn Yeakley held up a poster that read “Maegan Ariana Yeakley.” Surrounding the name were more than a dozen photos of a beautiful little brunette girl. In one, she was nestled in the arms of her father, Rusty Yeakley. In another, the girl was smiling up at her mother, Marilyn.
 
Wednesday, December 26, 2012

To protect

One woman’s fight for survival has changed Oklahoma law — twice.


News

Kevan Goff-Parker
Lynne Mullins said she made a “bad mistake” when she got married. Her husband abused her and she soon feared for her own and her children’s lives.
 
Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Sun and shade


News

Kevan Goff-Parker
Visitors at Oklahoma City Veterans Affairs Medical Center can’t miss it: A massive, gray and black solar-panel system now looms over half of the parking lot, providing both shade and power for the medical facility and the more than 225,000 veterans it serves.
 
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Think small

Go big locally on the Saturday following Thanksgiving.


Features

Kevan Goff-Parker
Holiday shopping ignites on Black Friday, when post-Thanksgiving shoppers mob big-box retail stores at ungodly hours to score major discounts.
 
Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Clear evidence

UCO’s new master’s degree in forensic psychology is popular with graduate students.


Features

Kevan Goff-Parker
After the University of Central Oklahoma received official approval in August to offer students its new master’s of arts degree in forensic psychology, it didn’t take a crime scene investigator to discover the graduate program is a popular choice.
 
Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Autumn scenes

The drought will dull fall foliage displays, but OKC still boasts some great spots to celebrate fall.


News

Kevan Goff-Parker
Instead of the spicy-mustards, chili-reds and burnt-orange arrays of vibrantly hued leaves that usually adorn Oklahoma City trees in the fall, this summer’s drought is likely to leave local trees bare or their leaves brown as early defoliation takes its toll.
 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Some like it H.O.T.

Like-minded Oklahoma microlenders spread the wealth worldwide.


Features

Kevan Goff-Parker
Karen Alexander grew up in Saudi Arabia, the expatriate child of an oil company worker. A lifetime of traveling gave her a sense of gratitude for the opportunities available to U.S. citizens — and made her aware of the hardships endured by many.
 
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
 
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