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On the Cover: Subscribers and newsstands will receive one of two covers. The owl was photographed by James Pratt at the WildCare Foundation in Noble. The stained-glass window is from a Russian Orthodox church in Hartshorne. Photo by Tom Luker.
Nature & Nurture
They work in scorching heat, pouring rain, and freezing cold from before the sun rises to long after it sets. At the WildCare Foundation in Noble, personal comfort is irrelevant in a quest to give raccoons, owls, and thousands of other animals a second chance at life.
By Karlie Tipton
Photography by James Pratt
Glory in the Highest
As the wind grows colder, the Oklahoma Panhandle blazes with color. In these eight photos of No Man’s Land, brilliant autumn hues transform a stark landscape into a fall travel invitation.
Photography by Mark W. Nault
A Year in Hartshorne
It was founded as a coal mining community almost a hundred years ago. Today, a Russian Orthodox Easter service, a Fourth of July parade, and an annual Christmas program continue to bring meaning to life in the deeply rooted small town of Hartshorne, Oklahoma.
By Brian Ted Jones
Photography by Tom Luker
Take Us Back to Tulsa
How can the sounds of one city influence an entire industry? In the 1970s, sonic giants Leon Russell, Eric Clapton, David Teegarden, and their tribe ruled the rock charts and introduced the world to the Tulsa Sound. The conclusion to a two-part series.
By Preston Jones
Rich with 1960s charm, Celebrity Restaurant is one of Tulsa’s best spots for anyone seeking a night of glamour and good food; visitors to Noble’s Riley Park can traverse time; the Buddha Mind Monastery provides refuge from the frenzy of urban life; and the online Oklahoma Music Trail is a new insider’s guide to the sounds of the state.
Captain William Brown of Muskogee is opening lines of communication and saving lives in Afghanistan; a new book by Kent Frates investigates Oklahoma’s Most Notorious Cases; Tammi Sauer’s colorful books bring a smile to children’s faces; and the Tulsa Foundation for Architecture explores the built environment of a built city.
Food & Drink
Simple ingredients like flour, vanilla, and cinnamon combine to make eggnog cheesecake bars, pumpkin-apple spice cakes, and sweet holiday memories in our Oklahoma Today dessert recipe contest. Also, hot, cold, or drizzled with caramel, a golden cup of apple cider is a scent-sational way to celebrate the season.