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What’s Happening on Page 18! VOL 20 ISSUE 9 September 2013 ROGERS COUNTY NE Oklahoma’s Leading Consumer Newspaper Under New Leadership Grand Bank in Claremore welcomes Christi Shires as its new branch manager. The 34th annual Bluegrass & Chili Festival returns September 5-7, 2013 By Cassie Woods Since opening its doors to the Claremore community in 1996, Grand Bank has seen many technological changes and advancements in order to better serve its customers. The most recent change is the addition of Christi Shires as AVP/Branch Manager. “We are pleased to have Christi on our team here at Grand Bank,” said Travis Wilson, Grand Bank President. “We are very excited about the new opportunities she will bring to our organization and the services we will be able to provide our customers under her leadership as branch manager.” Shires, who joined the Grand Bank team in early August, has been in banking for over 14 years. In addition to serving as branch manager (continued on page 28) Claremore’s Biggest Festival Returns By Carol Beck-Round An estimated 30,000 people will converge in Claremore September 5-7 to enjoy lots of free award-winning musi- With 14 years of banking experience, Christi Shires is excited to serve as the new branch manager of Grand Bank in Claremore. cal performances, a competitive chili cook-off, a vocalist competition and (continued on page 28) The award-winning “The Lonesome River Band” with Sammy Shelor, winner of the Steve Martin Award for Excellence, will be performing Thursday evening at the 34th annual Bluegrass & Chili Festival. Rise of the Blue Phoenix Blue Phoenix Buffet in Owasso offers a seafood buffet variety that is the best in the Tulsa area according to customers. By Carol Beck-Round Preferred Customer Requested Delivery August 30, 2013 Dated Material PRSRT-STD U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 1000 TULSA, OK With seven buffets, including three hot bars, two fruit and salad bars, one sushi bar and a Hibachi grill, the owners of Blue Phoenix Buffet & Sushi like offering traditional Chinese food as well as Americanized versions to their customers. “I like to cook,” says Anthony Jiang, who co-owns the popular Owasso restaurant with his business partner, Hao Zheng. “I also like introducing traditional Chinese food to American people.” According to Jiang, “Traditional Chinese food is not that easy to cook and many restaurants in America don’t carry it. We want to make our customers happy and at the same time, help them to learn about traditional Chinese food.” Tremella lotus seed, a sweet soup, is one example of a traditional Chinese food that involves a lengthy process to prepare. However, it is a very healthy dish – and very tasty. Jiang began his restaurant career 11 years ago in New York when he was working for someone else. Eventually, he (continued on page 28) Hao Zheng, owner, Blue Phoenix Buffet in Owasso. South Tulsa 40,966 homes (This is a geo-demographic mailing list and delivered to homes in Mid-Town and South Tulsa.) Bixby, Jenks Glenpool & Sapulpa 23,087 homes Bixby–7,079 Glenpool–74033–3,666 Jenks–74037–4,975 Sapulpa–74066–7,367 Paid Mailing Circulation Owasso/Collinsville 18,630 homes Owasso–74055–12,349 Collinsville–74021–6,281 Rogers County 22,609 homes Claremore–74017–8,949 74019–5,708 Catoosa–74015–2,578 Chelsea–74016–1,801 Inola–74036–2,152 Oologah–74053–1,421 Broken Arrow 35,126 homes 74011–9,394 74012–19,063 74014–6,669 ASK US ABOUT OUR PRO-ACTIVE BED BUG PROGRAM TO PROTECT YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS CALL TODAY FOR A FREE INSPECTION

Value News Rogers County September 2013

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