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  • Mike’s Wild Weather Flashback – 2009 Blizzard

      On December 24, 2009, a blizzard struck Oklahoma in the southern plains. Snowdrifts were up to five feet high! The roads were littered with abandoned cars and piles of snow. It was a record-setting snowstorm from Wichita Falls up to Oklahoma City and into Tulsa. White-out conditions reduced visibility to less than 100 feet in many areas. It also happened to be the very first week on the job at KFOR for our own Emily Sutton. Sponsored by Drabek […]

  • OKC Ballet’s “Devon Energy’s The Nutcracker” Ticket Giveaway

  • Back Problems Don’t Always Require Surgery

      Patients are often flabbergasted when they hear that they don’t need surgery to fix their chronic back pain. However, for Dr. Brett Braly of The Spine Clinic in Oklahoma City, this is a common claim. Dr. Braly is board-certified in orthopedic medicine, but he doesn’t like to consider himself a spine surgeon, but rather a spine doctor. Why? Because he finds that many back problems can be solved with another alternative that doesn’t involve going under the knife. “I’m […]

  • Variety Care Names Dr. John H. Stuemky as 2019 Bertha Levy Memorial Award Recipient

    November 13, 2019, Oklahoma City, OK – John H. Stuemky, MD, was recently honored for his lifetime contributions to children, education, and quality in medicine. Variety Care Foundation Board Chair Leigh Ann Albers and members of the selection committee presented Stuemky with the Bertha Levy Memorial Award for Service during the 13th Annual Variety Care Diamond Donor Appreciation Reception. “The Bertha Levy award acknowledges extraordinary individuals making a difference in Oklahoma communities,” Variety Care CEO Lou Carmichael said. “Dr. Stuemky […]

  • Mike’s Wild Weather Flashback – Quakenado

      On November 7, 2011, a tornado struck Tipton, Oklahoma. That very day, an earthquake also hit giving rise to what Oklahomans call “The Quakenado”. Fortunately, no one was hurt in the tornado or earthquake that day. Earthquake activity in our state at one time was so high, we only trailed Alaska in the frequency of quakes for the entire United States. Sponsored by Drabek & Hill Heat and Air.

  • Precure Nursery – Lawn & Garden Maintenance

      It’s fall at Precure Nursery! We want to give you some tips to help you get your plants through the fall and winter this year. You want to be sure to put down a slow-release fertilizer. This will help your plants be less susceptible to insects and diseases in our harsh winter conditions. You want to be sure to adequately water your plants as well. A lot of the cold weather will strip a lot of the moisture out […]

  • Variety Care Britton Health Center Nominated for Design Award

    October 29, 2019, Oklahoma City, OK – The American Institute of Architects Oklahoma Chapter (AIA Oklahoma) honored Variety Care’s Britton Health Center with a nomination for the 2019 American Institute of Architecture Oklahoma design award in the commercial-medium category and the Oklahoma People’s Choice Award. Voting is currently available online at and award winners will be announced during the AIA Oklahoma Design Excellence Awards Banquet on Friday, Nov. 1 at the Devon Tower in downtown Oklahoma City. The AIA […]

  • The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club Receives $10,000 Grant from Oklahoma City Community Foundation

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – The Salvation Army of Central Oklahoma is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from the Oklahoma City Community Foundation and its Opportunities for Children iFund grant program. The grant will be used to assist in funding recreational and fine arts programs to help relieve income disparity in youth extra-curricular activities in southeast Oklahoma City. The grant will allow The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club to increase its level of service to the […]

  • Classen School of Advanced Studies Student Awarded Acuña Family Fund Scholarship

    Oklahoma City, OK – The Acuña Family Fund recently selected Ericka Herrera as the program’s second annual scholarship recipient. Herrera was chosen from numerous applicants from Oklahoma City Public Schools and will receive a $10,000 award over the course of four years of undergraduate studies. Herrera, a graduate of Classen School of Advanced Studies, was selected due to her exemplary service, strong writing skills, and dedication to her community. She is heavily involved in various organizations and is an AP scholar […]

  • Precure Nursery – Water Feature Maintenance

      It’s October here at Precure Nursery! We’ve gone through spring and fall. Now we want to give you some tips to help you protect your waterfalls, birdbaths, and outdoor water features this winter. Some things you can do – a lot of people will drain them, and if you do that, there are plenty of fountain covers on the market to help you protect them from snow and other elements in the winter. If you want to leave it […]

  • Sparks Joins Variety Care as Director of Family Medicine

    Oklahoma City, OK – Variety Care is pleased to announce and welcome Dr. Rhonda Sparks, MD, as the organization’s Director of Family Medicine. Sparks assumed her role on Oct. 1. Sparks graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1994 and completed her Family Medicine residency at the University of Oklahoma, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine in 1997, where she served as chief resident. Sparks then completed a postgraduate fellowship in academic medicine at the McClellan County […]

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