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Jennifer Zehnder

April 2020

Finding Their Wings

Oklahoma’s first four-year, fully inclusive certificate program for students with mild to moderate intellectual or developmental disabilities continues to change lives.

March 2020

A Reel Good Time

Fly fishing pros Dave and Emily Whitlock share their love of the sport and their favorite flies for Green Country fishing.

February 2020

Cow-nting On It

Small cattle breeds are making a big impact in Green Country as hobby farmers and seasoned ranchers look for right-sized solutions to beef cattle efficiency and good old-fashioned sweat equity.

January 2020

91Sk8 Life

The Green Country skateboarding scene — especially in Tahlequah — offers plenty of opportunities for camaraderie, cardio, and creative expression.

December 2019

We Have Gift-Off

From tiny terrariums to sustainably sourced stuffies, these 918 makers are sharing handcrafted customs forged from inspiration, talent, and heart.

November 2019

Quilt to Last

From an olden days necessity to a modern-day source of therapy, creative expression, and community, quilting continues to bind Green Country residents of all ages, backgrounds, and skill levels.

November 2019

Here’s Looking at Ewe

Hair sheep are finding their niche in Green Country as farmers look for sustainable, cost-effective ways to raise livestock for meat, profit, and brush control.

October 2019

Heal Hounds

A nonprofit is helping veterans regain shattered lives while providing second chances to dogs from shelters, rescues, and those needing to be rehomed.

September 2019

Precious Time

Learn how to preserve historical documents, images, and heirlooms as part of NSU's cultural and historical initiative that could be a combination of an antique roadshow and an Indiana Jones moment.

August 2019

The Art of Aging Well

The art of cheesemaking has developed over time beginning several thousand years ago. Today, there are over 4,000 different types of cheeses worldwide.

July 2019

Dogged Determination

The dog days of summer are the perfect time to begin a new hobby with your canine partner.

May 2019

Picker’s Paradise

Whether you're looking to recapture memories, indulge in a yesteryear want, or shop for sustainable, handmade goods and furniture, Green Country inspires with a plethora of opportunities.

March 2019

Lust for Knife

Ray Kirk and Scott Reed are both artists and craftsmen producing custom knives as stunningly beautiful as they are razor sharp.

March 2019

Helping to Heal

When a family unit gets disrupted, Cookson Hills is ready to serve children struggling with the challenges of growing up and provide support to fix the brokenness this world sometimes causes.

January 2019

The 4-H Factor

From in-school enrichment and out-of-school activities, clubs to camps, 4-H programs are inspiring children to have fun, learn, grow, and do more.

December 2018

Wrappers’ Delight

The original economic stimulus plan, shopping local with 918 makers promises the best gift of all — the opportunity to make a difference in our communities and the lives of our neighbors.

November 2018

Scents of Pride

From yesteryear pioneer chore to modern day artisanal adventure, soapmaking is inspiring handmade movement enthusiasts and soaping entrepreneurs — one batch at a time.

October 2018

The Ride Stuff

The custom saddlemaking has mostly gone the way of gunfights at high noon. But a small cadre of saddlers still ply their trade despite dwindling demand and competition from mass-produced saddles.

September 2018

Wanna Bee Startin’ Somethin’

Green Country is abuzz with bees. With a demand for local honey, getting hive-minded has local families finding new revenue streams and welcome distractions to already busy lives.

July 2018

The Way of the West

Think you’re too “city” to follow the action at one of the rodeo events coming your way this summer? Brush up with our abridged guide to all the events.