“Frost Flower” 📷 Melba Wegert, member of Cookson Hills Electric
"Oklahoma Living" is the state's largest monthly publication with a readership of more than 650,000.
"Oklahoma Living" is the state's largest monthly publication, published for consumer-members of Oklahoma's rural electric cooperatives by the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives since 1948. Through the years, "Oklahoma Living" has become more people-friendly, focusing less on agriculture and more on people, places, events and tourism. We are not just an electric industry or agricultural
publication anymore. We have grown to represent the varied interests of the diverse people of Oklahoma. The publication has expended to a full-color, 10" x 12", 36-page (on average) magazine, complete with an online digital version. In July 1992, in an attempt to stress "livability" rather than "agriculture" as an ongoing topic of the publication, we changed our name from "Oklahoma Rural News" to "Oklahoma Living."
“Frost Flower” 📷 Melba Wegert, member of Cookson Hills Electric
Looking for a one-pot dinner idea that you can eat on all weekend multiple ways or use for your weekly meal prep on Sunday? Visit link to give this One Pot Salsa Chicken recipe a go and then let us know! https://bit.ly/mioOnePotSalsaChicken
Rural broadband is a game changer, and rural electric cooperatives know that too well. Follow the link to learn what nine electric cooperatives in Oklahoma are doing to provide high speed internet to their memebers! https://bit.ly/powering-connections
📷 OEC Fiber
This is the last month to enter our OK Take10 photo contest—have you entered yet? Follow the link to learn more! https://bit.ly/Submit-OKLTake10-23
📷 Angie Precure | 2021 Winner, Sunrise/sunset
Need help getting the word out about an upcoming event? Let us help get the word out to our over 350,000 readers from all across the state! https://bit.ly/3KwlPRW
G is for Gardens and after all the rain this state has received they are sure to be in full bloom soon! Follow the link to find out where you can explore all the blooms, both indoors and outdoors. https://bit.ly/travel-okla-a-to-z
📷 Myriad Botanical Gardens | Oklahoma City
"First my mother, forever my friend." —Unknown
To all those mothers and friends, happy Mothers' Day🌷
"Clouds roll across Wagoner County" 📷Gena Parsons, member Lake Region Electric
Need a dessert that can be topped with just about anything and is sure to please everyone…oh, and it's made with Oklahoma born companies and products? Follow link and give the Hansen's angel food cake a test run this weekend before your next backyard gathering. https://bit.ly/44NPMZn
In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week let's throw it back to a 2021 feature highlighting four Oklahoma teachers who serve a group of amazing students in our state.
Oklahoma teachers inspire confidence and empower special needs students.
Did you know there are 38 state parks in Oklahoma, and depending on where you live in the state one may be a quick day-trip away! Follow the link to learn more about traving Oklahoma from A to Z. https://bit.ly/travel-okla-a-to-z
📷 Gloss Mountain State Park
Have you entered our 2023 OK Take10 contest yet? Contest closes at the end of the month—don't miss your chance! https://bit.ly/Submit-OKLTake10-23
📷 Jessica Webster | 2021 Finalist, Flowers Category
As the school year wraps up it's time to start planning those summer trips—need help with some ideas? Follow the link to learn about the many museum options our has to offer! https://bit.ly/travel-okla-a-to-z
📷 Will Rogers Museum | Claremore, OK
Deep in the rolling plains of Adair County in northeastern Oklahoma, a group of Cherokee elders gather to prepare the land and protect plants that have long played a role in the cultural health and history of the Cherokee Nation and keeping tradition sacred. https://bit.ly/keeping-tradition-sacred
📷 John Ross Cherokee Nation Medicine Keeper inspecting the bark of a black cherry tree | Courtesy Photo
"Beauty Before the Beast" 📷 Sherri Gamble, member Northfork Electric
With summer just around the corner it’s time to start thinking of something quick, simple and easy to clean up after! Follow link for these "fresh summer flavors" from highlighting some Oklahoma based companies. https://bit.ly/mio-fresh-summer-flavors
To all our bird watchers and photographers out there, Happy
📷 Sarah Rodefeld | 2021 OK Take10 Best of Show
Farmers and food banks are a win-win as an eastern Oklahoma food bank program partners with local farmers to fight food insecurity. Learn more: https://bit.ly/okla-food-bank-farm-to-table
🎺🎺 Special announcement—Please help us congratulate our Managing Editor, Hayley Leatherwood, for earning the Certified Cooperative Communicator designation from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association, NRECA . Hayley is passionate about serving Oklahoma’s electric cooperatives and their members. We applaud her unwavering commitment, service and dedication! Congratulations, Hayley! 🎉👏👏
Yesterday members of the Cooperative Broadband Coalition, made up of nine Oklahoma electric cooperatives, celebrated 100,000+ connected households. Congratulations on this amazing accomplishment🎉 Follow link to learn more! https://bit.ly/powering-connections
Summer is just around the corner and our May edition offers summer travel ideas from A to Z, pruning tips for growing blackberry bushes sure to produce more than enough fruit for summertime baking, and speaking of baking, be sure to check out our Prairy Flavors sections highlighting a couple recipes full of summertime flavors. Use link to view our digital edition available now! https://bit.ly/okl-digital-may23
Best of luck to all those who today!
the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon was voted as the states best run for our 2021 Best of OKL contest? Follow link to learn more: https://bit.ly/BestOfOKL21
When you hear “Hey, look what I found!” coming from a kid you just never know what to expect. Let’s see what they found! From the furry ones to the eight-legged ones and anything between, let’s see those critter pics. Photos must be submitted by May 10 for consideration in our “Reader’s Favorite” contest. https://bit.ly/OKL-okie-snaps-submit
for all those pizza lovers out there to this quick Weeknight Warriors Made In Oklahoma Coalition chicken, bacon, ranch pizza! https://bit.ly/MIO-WeeknightWarriors
Restoring the power after a severe storm involves much more than just flipping a switch at a substation or pulling a fallen tree off a downed power line. Follow link to learn more https://bit.ly/PowerRestorationAfterOutage
Join us in wishing OKL's Field Editor, Lance Shaw, a happy birthday!! Lance is the creative brain behind your , and he is always striving for the best ways to connect with you and make our pages come to life online! We are grateful to have him on the team and would love your help celebrating him today!
Do you know where this is located? Visit our contest page and submit your answer for a chance to win! Contest closes May 10, so submit your guess today. https://bit.ly/3MCPdHO
Congratulations to your April winner Lisa Thomas who correctly identified the Eastern Oklahoma Tuberculosis Sanatorium in Talihina, Oklahoma.
Are you looking for or maybe you have something someone else might be looking for🤷🏻♂️ Submit your today and check out our current listings on our website! https://bit.ly/3y8xRyr
Saddles the fit like a glove, for both rider and horse, have been the standard for a family saddlery that has been making custom saddles since 1919. Follow the link to learn more! https://bit.ly/OKL-CraftingALegacy
Could virtual reality be the future for how lineworkers train for real-life scenarios? Follow the link to learn more! https://bit.ly/ExploringNewRealities
"Off to work in the Vineyard." 📷 Deone Fisher, Cimarron Electric
Did you try our last two deviled egg suggestions but discover you like to keep it more traditional? Have no fear is here with their classic herb deviled egg recipe. Follow the link to see how it compares to grandmas😉 https://bit.ly/MIO-ClassicHerbEggs
For a lineworker it's not just safety first, it's safety always, no matter what they find when answering a call. Follow the link to learn more: https://bit.ly/GritBehindTheGrid
Today we pause to honor and remember those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever.
Need help getting the word out about an upcoming event? Let us help get the word out to our over 300,000 readers from all across the state! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3KwlPRW
Have you submitted you photos yet for this year's OK Take10 photo contest? Your photo could be featured on the cover of our July edition. Deadline to submit is May 31. https://bit.ly/Submit-OKLTake10-23
📷 Hiedi Gardner, spring/summer category winner 2021
This month electric cooperatives celebrate those who are always on call and always ready. Learn more: https://bit.ly/Commentary-Always-Ready
“Natures Morning Drink”
📷Olivia McAlister, Red River Valley Rural Electric
Last week we featured a way to spice up egg game so this week let's tone it down a little but still step it up from your traditional deviled egg recipes of the past. Follow the link to give this bacon deviled egg recipe because everyone know bacon makes everything better🥓🥚 https://bit.ly/MIO-bacon-deviled-eggs
For one Oklahoma family it's not a one-size-fits-all way of thinking when it comes to crafting championship worthy saddles. Follow the link to learn how for over a century the Veach family has hand tooled saddles to meet the needs of customers. https://bit.ly/OKL-CraftingALegacy
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It's finally here...well the digital version that is, but the print version of our redesign should be arriving soon🎉 We are excited for everyone to see what we have been working on over the past year! Cant wait until you print version arrives, then follow the link to our digital edition LIVE today! #Celebrate75Years #ShineBrightLikeADiamond #Refreshed https://bit.ly/3wnC7af
You have heard us talking about a redesign of Oklahoma Living magazine, but why only release a new look and feel for print and not digital🤷🏻 After a year of planning and trying a few things, we are finally ready to launch the new and improved OKL.coop ... well in one more day😉, but here's a quick peak into what is to come! We're going LIVE with the new site May 1 and hope you all will be as excited about it as we are!
Thank you for hosting our #OKLmagazine focus group tonight Kiamichi Electric Cooperative! Your hospitality and member feedback were outstanding👌🏽 We will see you Thursday Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc.! #ReaderFeedback #WeWantToKnow #HereToServe
We see you. ❤️ To the medical workers, first responders, grocery workers, farmers, utility workers, truckers, journalists, mail carriers and everyone who is keeping our state going in these trying times - know are grateful for you. Thank you for helping light a bright path for us to follow.
Watch our capitol transform before your eyes, and discover more about its new look at https://bit.ly/OKLCapitolMakeover. #OklahomaStateCapitol #OKL
You had us at Nutella! You'll want to treat your sweetheart—or your sweet tooth—to this amazing Nutella Molten Cake! https://bit.ly/OKLSweetTreats #SweetTreats #Nutella #MoltenCake #PrairieFlavors #PFKitchen #OKL
Families and entire villages are forever changed from receiving the gift of light, much like our state was changed 75+ years ago when lights began turning on across rural Oklahoma. We would love to invite you to join the #EnergyTrails journey with OAEC - Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives! Should you choose to support, we've made donating as easy as possible: http://bit.ly/2TNXWw9 #EnergyTrails #ItStartsWithPower #GivingTuesday
Experience the fresh cuisine at TS Fork. It's worth the drive from wherever you are in #Oklahoma! #FarmToFork #TSFork #Tonkawa #Stillwater #OKL http://bit.ly/OKLTSFork
Take a walk down memory lane with us! How many of these magazine designs do you remember? #TBT #OKL
Follow these quick steps and enjoy your own homemade pesto in minutes! #GoGreen #PrairieFlavors #OKL
Saying "I Do" has never been more beautiful than at these charming #Oklahoma venues nestled throughout the countryside on #RuralElectric lines. #OKL #Wedding #Venues http://bit.ly/OKLWeddingVenues
Whip up these refreshing and healthy beverages, and enjoy them with some springtime front porch sitting! #Kvass #FermentedFoods #PrairieFlavors #PFKitchen Full recipes: http://bit.ly/OKLFermentingFoods
Delicious, hearty and EASY! 😀 Start your day with this #slowcooker breakfast casserole that’s ready and waiting for you! ☀️ . . #breakfast #casserole #prairieflavors #PFKitchen #howto #recipes #makeahead #tatertots
Explore the sweet sounds of quiet and serenity at this unique #Oklahoma destination! https://buff.ly/2IQnibr #treehousecabins #travelok Kiamichi Electric Cooperative Treehouse Rental-Calico Heights LLC
We have a "latte" love for this red hot recipe! #latte #valentinesday #recipes #redhots #prairieflavors
Traveling this #Thanksgiving? This recipe is the best to bake and take! (And it's SO easy!) Full recipe: http://bit.ly/OKLsheetpansuppers #toffee #recipes #sheetpan #PFKitchen
Shhhh! We've discovered a hideout that is home to some of the best broasted chicken in Oklahoma. You might even catch a glimpse of the Chicken Capone—just don’t tell him we sent you. 😉 #TableTalk The Chicken Shack
Do you love desserts that are simple to make, but taste AMAZING? Get out your #slowcooker and make #PrairieFlavors Four-ingredient #Coconut Cake! http://bit.ly/PFSlowCooker
Where are our #peach fans? You’ve got to try #OKL’s Porter Peach Buttermilk Ice Cream! The late freezes this year were not kind to the peach crop in Oklahoma, so supplies are limited. Find yours: http://bit.ly/2ON8AQv Oklahoma Agritourism
We're filming a how-to video for one of these amazing #PrairieFlavors recipes tomorrow! Which treat do you hope we're making? https://buff.ly/2n4Owx9 #icecream #PFKitchen
Find many of these delicious ingredients at Oklahoma farmers markets! Our friends at Oklahoma Agritourism have made a handy go-to list for you to start exploring: https://tinyurl.com/okfarmersmarkets #PFKitchen #Recipes #Thai #Curry
Are you looking for a little #fitness inspiration? Don't miss these top tips from #OKL's panel! See the full feature here: https://goo.gl/1UBRbJ
YUM! Enhance these recipes by using local beef available at many Oklahoma Agritourism locations! https://goo.gl/Yhp9H5 #OKLBestBBQ #PFKitchen
Mini Berry Pavlovas are perfectly paired with Oklahoma Agritourism's U-Pick farms! Pack up the family and pick your favorite berries from one of these Oklahoma members:https://goo.gl/t2VUGV There’s a whole crop of farm-fresh fun waiting for you to enjoy! Get the full recipe here: https://goo.gl/eaAaSc #PrairieFlavors
“This place is a bit of ourselves, and people loving the concept is the most encouraging and complimentary thing we could receive." Discover the story behind the handmade gelato, sorbet, craft coffee and more from Blue Spruce owners Colby and Kristen Bennett! Click here for the full scoop:https://goo.gl/PXoJPR #TableTalk #OKL #gelato #craftcoffee #sorbet Visit Stillwater Stillwater, Oklahoma Keep It Local OK
This recipe is so cool (and perfect for camping)! The kids will love how the rice pokes out like porcupine quills! Get the full recipe for Porcupine Meatballs here: https://goo.gl/oKHTzC #PFKitchen #camping #recipes #PrairieFlavors
For more than 70 years, Oklahoma Living has served Oklahoma’s rural electric cooperative members by supplying information about their local electric co-ops, affordable electricity, and Oklahoma’s rural lifestyle.
After five years of planning, Oklahoma Living came to life in January 1948 as Oklahoma Rural News - a black-and-white newspaper, roughly 8 to 12 pages long. Oklahoma Rural News began under the leadership of Lawrence Reeds, the original general manager at the Oklahoma Association of Electric Cooperatives.
The publication began as a house organ for Oklahoma’ rural electric cooperatives, and had less than 100,000 readers, most of whom were farmers. Oklahoma Rural News focused on agriculture, rural development and affordable electricity. There were minimal interactive articles on the “Homemakers’ Page” which featured recipes, patterns and pen pals.
Although 50% of our readers still own farms, the dynamic of rural Oklahoma’s inhabitants is ever-changing. Since Oklahoma Living’s beginning in the ‘40s, rural Oklahomans have become more urbanized, more recreational and more self-sustainable.
As our readers have evolved, so have we. Oklahoma Living has since become more interactive, colorful and diverse while still keeping a firm grasp on our co-op roots and maintaining our rural American charm.
Through the years, the publication has expanded to a full-color, 10" x 12", 36-page (on average) magazine. Our readership has grown to over 335,000 making us the largest publication in Oklahoma; and in July 1992, in an attempt to stress “livability” rather than “agriculture” as an ongoing topic of the publication, we changed our name from Oklahoma Rural News to Oklahoma Living.