A ‘Sip of Hope’ for Your Health

Coffee lovers, take note! If you need to lose a few pounds and you’re a java junkie, there’s a new product that can help. It’s called SlimROAST Optimum, and people around the globe are successfully using it to shed unwanted pounds and boost their overall health. It’s manufactured in the United States and shipped around the world by Valentus, a…


Golf is often perceived as a single player game–a lone person with a set of clubs taking on the challenges of the links. But it's far from a solitary sport, particularly for young golfers. Youth can play on school and competitive golf teams or pick up a round of golf with friends. In fact, golf is one of the few sports…

Women & Investing

More women have become economic forces with the modern workplace. All of those college degrees women are earning these days and the evolution of the family structure, along with the fact that women live longer than men, have all led to a rise in women being the primary person responsible for planning and maintaining their financial future. Mothers alone contribute…

Pop a Cork!

Pop a cork, grab some great food and spend the evening helping your community. Le Tour de Vin, a powerful collaboration of the Cross Timbers, Sooner, Norman Noon and Legacy Rotary clubs, puts on this yearly event to raise money for various local organizations. I recently talked with Joe Gil, executive director, about the event’s history and the search for a…

Linda Kukuk: Following Her Vision

Award-winning Choctaw artist Linda Kukuk has never hesitated to step out of her comfort zone. The self-taught artist has always had a strong sense of purpose and confidence, both in her professional life and her artistic endeavors. But nothing in her previous experience prepared her for the leap of faith that she would take after receiving an email from Disney-Hyperion.

Cleveland County Lifestyle’s

 Breea Clark  Occupation: Norman City Councilwoman  Bio: Breea represents Ward 6 on the Norman City Council and on July 2 will become the first Millennial Mayor in the history of the city of Norman. She also works with OU students as director of the JCPenney Leadership Program in the Price College of Business. She is a proud mom of two boys…

Soulmate’s Death Leads Man on Mission to Help Others Deal With Grief

When Roy Slootheer’s wife, Becky, whom he married in 1999, was diagnosed with stage IV cancer in July 2012, he took care of her “heart and soul.”

To the Ladies,

In May, Cleveland County Lifestyle salutes the many outstanding ladies in our community. The role played by women here, as elsewhere, all too often goes unnoticed and unappreciated. First, I’d like to tip my hat (or would, if I had one!) to all the moms (past, present and to-be). Mothering is one of the toughest … Continued

May 2019 Around Town

Wine-tasting Event to Support Adult Literacy Community Literacy Centers invites readers to two sensational events this May supporting adult literacy. Private Reserve, CLC’s signature wine-tasting gala, offers selected wines paired with a three-course meal, silent/live auctions and unforgettable entertainment. The event will be held Friday, May 3, at The Skirvin, and is chaired by Mary Blankenship Pointer … Continued

Sister Cities Global Achievement Luncheon

Over 200 people attended the Sister Cities Global Achievement Luncheon March 1 at the Petroleum Club. This year's honorees were the Honorable David Walters, Global Vision; Chickasaw Nation, Global Leadership; Vicki Clark Gourley, Global Lifetime Achievement; and Eli Reshef, M.D., Global Humanitarian. SCI's mission is to promote peace through mutual respect, understanding, and cooperation—one individual, one community at a time.

Bethesda Champions Luncheon

Over $30,000 was raised to support the capital campaign of Bethesda at the Second Annual Champions Luncheon March 12 featuring University of Oklahoma head softball coach Patty Gasso. Bethesda's mission is to heal the trauma of childhood sexual abuse through therapy, education and prevention. Learn more at BethesdaOK.org.

A Sacred Sojourn

A couple slender copper olive leaves serve as a visual reminder to Judy Hatfield of her recent journey to Israel and the intense spiritual connection she felt while traveling through the Holy Land.

Business After Hours

On March 26, Republic Bank & Trust’s location at 119th & S. Western in Oklahoma City hosted a Business After Hours for the Moore and South Oklahoma City Chambers of Commerce. Members from both communities enjoyed the opportunity to share ideas and build relationships. This event has become an early spring tradition that everyone looks … Continued

Life in Every Drop

“Life in every drop.” That’s what you get in every bottle of organic cold-pressed juice and freshly made smoothies at Organic Squeeze, which opened to enthusiastic crowds in January 2014 in Nichols Hills and continues to draw devotees of all ages, backgrounds and fitness levels.