Endeavor Challenging, 
But Rewarding!

Dear Community, 
When I started working to find advertisers and staff to launch Cleveland County Lifestyle back in July 2015, little did I know the tremendous effort that would be involved in getting the magazine off the ground. Everything finally came together in January 2016, and the following month, February, I was highly gratified when the first copies of the…

Governor’s Arts Awards

An automotive business, a world-renowned journal of literature at OU, a civic leader and a legislator in Cleveland County were among those honored for their contributions to the arts in Oklahoma during the 41st Annual Governor's Arts Awards Dec. 7. Oklahoma Arts Council Executive Director Amber Sharples presented the awards.

Your Annual Review Checklist

Preparing for an annual financial review may be easier than you think. With a checklist in hand and your financial adviser by your side, review key considerations and together discuss any potential corrective actions to ensure you are on track to meeting your goals.

Moore Chamber Welcomes Businesses

The Moore Chamber of Commerce welcomed to the chamber and the community Circle D Pawn and 
Wing Stop with ribbon cuttings on Nov. 9, and Lacy Lu Boutique on Nov. 16.

February 2017 Around Town

Looking for something a little different to do this Valentine’s? The Sooner Theatre has planned a “musical, murderously funny fundraising dinner and show” that promises to have attendees on the edge of their seats–and laughing!

Cleveland County Lifestyle’s big 12

There’s a lot of shaking, rattling and rolling going on across Cleveland County, and much of this momentum is being driven by women. I recently sent out a call across Cleveland County Lifestyle’s and my personal Facebook pages, seeking nominations for “women of influence”; the response was overwhelming! This year’s nominees represent the arts, business, education, mental health care, and…

Beverly Herndon

Chinese Brushwork Painting is an ancient art form, originating in China over 2,000 years ago. The paintings show our relationship with nature, the natural beauty and the awe-inspiring scenes and subjects: landscapes, birds, flowers, people and all that surrounds us. Painting with ink and watercolor on rice paper, I use traditional and contemporary techniques in my paintings. Most of the…

Beat the Blahs

According to a recent study in the Journal of Gerontology, feeling old and tired don’t have to go hand in hand. In fact, there are many ways we can boost our energy as we age! While a lack of energy may indicate an underlying medical condition, sometimes just some small changes in your activity level, food choices and sleep patterns…

The Sooner Theatre

For more information on the Sooner Theatre, including a calendar of upcoming events, visit soonertheatre.org/# The Sooner Theatre: It’s not “community theatre; it’s theatre for the community,” declares Nancy Coggins, the organization’s public relations and development director. That distinction, along with the nonprofit’s frequent collaborations with other arts organizations in the community, truly makes this theater one of the cornerstones…


U.S. Marine Corps veteran Dick Clark is quick to insist that he isn’t “interesting enough” to be the subject of any article worth reading. His humble nature belies the fact that he is the recipient of a Purple Heart for his service in Vietnam, is an accomplished martial artist and motorcycle aficionado, and has devoted his retirement to helping veterans…

Valentine’s Day

Like snowflakes, women’s ideas of what constitutes the ideal Valentine’s Day celebration are as unique as the individual. I sent out a call on my personal and the magazine’s Facebook pages, asking women to share their thoughts about this romantic holiday. Many men may be surprised at their responses. Most said that for them, the day is more about spending…

Library Events Commemorate

Norman’s public libraries present two of their most popular events of the season in commemoration of Black History Month during February. The 14th edition of the African American Read-In will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 5, at Norman Public Library West, 300 Norman Center Court. The event explores the rich history of literature written by African Americans and…

Got Roots?

The Roman god Janus, closely associated with the month of January, is always depicted with two faces, one looking forward to the future and the other looking back at the past. Anyone seeking to look back, particularly those interested in genealogy, has a wonderful resource available in the Cleveland County Genealogical Society research library. Among its almost 6,000 items on…