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Features 2019 edition | August 18 Publisher

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Three Rivers Museum 220 Elgin St. Voted Best Painted Guitar

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Best of Muskogee

Our readers have chosen We asked you to choose the best of the best in the Muskogee area. Whether it’s the best burger, people, dealerships or one of the other more than 150 categories you voted. Here are the results.

Special Categories Best Community Event

Exchange Club Chili & BBQ Cook-off. This event is a weekend of entertainment, drinks, chili and barbecue held every April. It is one of the largest events in the area and raises money to give back to the community. Runners-up: 2. Balloon Festival. 3. Party in the Park Wine Tasting.

Best Place to Take a Date

The Break. The owners say the ambience is kind of like hanging out in someone’s living room. It’s relaxing, nice coffee shop music playing. They offer coffee, lattes, cocktails, pretzel sticks, charcuterie boards, Italian creme sodas and more. Runners-up: 2. Apex Cinema 3. Honor Heights Park Butterfly Papilion.

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Best Place to Take the Family

Park 3. Green Country Lanes. Best Place to Work

Apex Cinema. Patrons enjoy the comfy seating, the atmosphere, and Advantage Controls. the endless popcorn and drinks. Employees say when you’re Runners-up: River Country Water working there, you’re working with


R e a d e r s ’ family. Runners-up: 2. Firstar Bank. 3. American Bank of Oklahoma. Most Friendly Business in Muskogee

Chick-Fil-A. Customers say the restaurant is the most friendly business in town. Runners-up: 2. Firstar Bank. 3. American Bank of Oklahoma. Most Iconic

The Castle. The Castle of Muskogee has become the most iconic by hosting grand events throughout the year. Runners-up: 2. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. 3. My Place BBQ East.

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Painted Guitar

Best Auto Detail Store

Nix Automotive.

Three Rivers Museum. The guitar boasts images of the museum as well as the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame and Muskogee Little Theatre. Runner-up: 2. Ben Robinson home.

Tender Touch. Tender Touch can have you driving away in a sparkling clean vehicle in no time. Runners-up: 2. Brooks Detailing. 3. 3 Rivers Auto Collision.

Best Gas Station

Best Auto Glass Tinting

QuikTrip. QuikTrip’s prices are always competitive, and you can grab a quick bite to eat while you’re there. Runners-up: 2. Kum & Go. 3. Casey’s General Store.

Tint Lady. Customers can’t say enough good things about Tint Best New Car Dealership Lady — fast, efficient, quality work. Best Auto Body Shop Runners-up: 2. Ed Ledbetter. 3. James Hodge Ford. If you’re Mr. Glass. looking for a new vehicle, James Port City Body Shop. Port City Hodge Ford has something for Body Shop has been providing Best Auto Repair Shop every need and taste. high-quality auto services for great Runners-up: 2. Kyle Edwards prices since 1976. 3 Rivers Auto Collision. The Buick GMC. 3. Nissan Of Runners-up: 2. 3 Rivers Auto Muskogee. staff at 3 Rivers Auto Collision Collision. 3. Fort Gibson Auto perform quality work and are Refinishing. professional and friendly. Runners-up: 2. Brian Slader. 3.

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Best New Truck Dealership

Best Place to Buy a Motorcycle

Riverside AutoPlex. Whether you’re looking for a crew cab for the family or a dually for hauling big loads, Riverside can help find just the right truck to meet your needs. Runners-up: 2. James Hodge Toyota. 3. Kyle Edwards Buick GMC.

MotorSports of Muskogee. Looking to hit the open road on a new motorcycle? MotorSports offers Hondas, Suzukis and Kawasakis, and they also carry Polaris for off-road fun. Runners-up: 2. RT&T. 3. HarleyDavidson.

Best Oil/Lube

Discount Tires. Discount Tires not only offers fast, efficient service, they have a wide variety of tires and wheels to make your vehicle ride like a dream. Runners-up: 2. Legendary Oil Lube. 3. Quality 1 Lube and Repair.

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Best Recreational Vehicle Place (RV)

Earl’s Lake Country RV. Earl’s will have you ready to hit the road and see the sights from a trailer, camper, fifth wheel or recreational vehicle, so you can relax and enjoy the comforts of home. Runner-up: C&L RV.

Best Tire Store

Best Wrecker Service

King Tires. King Tires is more than a tire store, even though they offer all major tire and wheel brands. They also offer complete auto repair services. Runners-up: 2. Harrison Tire. 3. Discount Tires.

Morgan Towing & Recovery. Battery dead? Need a tow? Morgan Towing has you covered with prompt, efficient service. Runners-up: 2. E.J. Mayes Auto Repair-Wrecker. 3. AAA.

Best Used Cars or Truck Dealership

Kyle Edwards Buick GMC. Whether you’re looking for a new driver or are looking for a great deal, Kyle Edwards has a variety of used vehicles to choose from. Runners-up: 2. James Hodge Ford. 3. Toyota Of Muskogee.

Best Food & Dining Best Asian Food

Sakura. Sushi fans say Sakura is the best in Muskogee, but all of their food is fresh, tasty and beautifully served. Runners-up: 2. Chow’s Express. 3. Panda Express. Continued on Page 12


Advantage Controls earns ‘Best Place to Work’

Story and Photos By Travis S loat

From right to left, Deborah Francis, Rose Clemens, and Ryan Gray have a combined 38 years of experience at Advantage Controls. Clemens said when you’re working there, you’re working with family, and that’s why she’s been there 22 years.

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Business Spotlight company, also won the Spirit Award last year, Most people have coworkers, but the employees at Advantage Controls insist on call- which netted her and her children an all-expense paid vacation. ing each other family. “I was chosen in October of 2018,” she said. Perhaps that’s why they’re consistently voted the “Best Place to Work” in the Muskogee “It was awesome. This place is amazing. They take care of their employees, and they truly Phoenix Hot 100 contest, an honor they’ve care about us. It’s evident in how they treat us taken again this year. every day. I wish I would’ve started here 20 Donna Arney, an employee of Advantage years ago.” Controls, said she’s been working there for Dan Morris, the CEO of Advantage Contwo and a half years, and recently witnessed trols, said he was excited to firsthand her employers going above and beyond. Let’s face it. You have take the award home again. “Being the best place “My family was part of to work a third of your to work is important to the Webbers Falls flood life. So why be miserable? me,” Morris said. “Let’s victims,” Arney said. “And We’ve tried to create a face it. You have to work a they stepped up. Not just good place to come to. third of your life. So why the owners, but the entire be miserable? We’ve tried business stepped up in — Dan Morris to create a good place to a big way. They gave us furniture, they offered to put us up in a rent come to. It’s a family atmosphere because it was family founded. There are still family house. They show much appreciation for members working in the company. It’s rare their employees.” Advantage Controls was born in Muskogee to find someone in the community who is an ex-employee.” in 1994, and today they employ approxiMorris’ style of leadership is evident as he mately 100 people. They build electronic control systems that are used in water treat- moves from station to station in the Advantage Controls warehouse. He greets his emment applications. Their products are in 68 countries, everywhere from the Burj Khalifa ployees with a smile and calls them by name, asking them if things are going well and if in Abu Dhabi to their next door neighbors, they need anything. There are no forced Georgia-Pacific. smiles or nervous laughter, just relaxed conArney, who builds water pumps for the

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Advantage Controls 4700 Harold-Abitz Drive

Office hours: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Phone: (918) 686-6211 www.advantagecontrols.com


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Advantage Controls team member Free Kennedy works to create components of the electronic control systems that go in water treatment applications all over the world.

tinuation of the jobs they were working on before he walked in. Morris, who describes himself as both a bleeding-heart capitalist and a soft-hearted conservative, said he doesn’t think of them as employees, but team members. “Employees show up late and steal from

you,” Morris said. “So why would you want employees? We have team members. That seems to make us efficient. This is not a threatening atmosphere. This is like a sanctuary. When you come in here for eight hours, you’re among friends. People care about you, and you’re safe.

“There’s no question about it,” he continued. “You have to share the wealth. Making money, you have to do that, and when we first started, that’s what we did. But you have to share the success, and there is no question that it comes back to you tenfold.”

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Best of Muskogee Best Bakery

Harmony House. For more than a quarter of a century, Harmony House has been baking some of Muskogee’s favorite cakes, cupcakes, cookies, pies and more. Runners-up: 2. Amish Country Store. 3. Nana’s Broadway Bakery. Best BBQ

My Place BBQ East. Muskogee residents have grown up eating at My Place, and it’s better than ever with a buffet or from the menu. Runners-up: 2. Mahylon’s. 3. Cowboys BBQ. Best Birthday Cake

Harmony House. Celebrate with a range of flavors, such as red velvet, white wedding or

Ben Robinson Home

1416 W. Okmulgee Ave. Top five finalist of Best Painted Guitar

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R e a d e r s ’ Oreo, along with old favorites of chocolate, strawberry and vanilla. Runners-up: 2. Cakes by Tiffany. 3. Homeland Bakery.

broccoli cheddar omelettes, even burgers. Runners-up: 2. Mahylon’s. 3. Harmony House.

Mahylons.

Best Coffee

Best Catfish

Erly Rush. Enjoy coffee at two Early Rush locations. The Main Street shop offers space to lounge and savor the brews. The Cargo location on York Street is perfect for on-the-go commuters. Runners-up: 2. Jim & Em’s. 3. The Break.

Runt’s BBQ. People come to Runt’s as much for the light, crisp catfish as for the barbecue. Boomarang Diner. People keep Golden Corral. Multiple buffets Complement the catfish with coming back to Boomarang for at Golden Corral offer something homemade tartar sauce. its pancake specials, big and small for everybody, including healthy Runners-up: 2. Sam’s Eatery. 3. breakfasts and broad assortment of options, late breakfasts, fish, and a Momma C’s Soul Food Kitchen. omelettes. variety of sweets. Runners-up: 2. Anna’s Coffee Runners-up: 2. China King. 3. Best Chili Cup: 3. Back in Time Diner. Pizza Inn. Speedway Grille. Speedway Best Brunch Best Caterer serves a satisfying bowl of low- and slow-simmered chili. Jimmy’s Egg. The egg chef at Cowboys BBQ. David and Runners-up: 2. Chet’s. 3. Club Jimmy’s Egg invites you to indulge Sue Vanderford go beyond their Lunch. your late mornings with such scrumptious barbecue to offer such delights as blueberry streusel delicacies as prime rib. blueberry pancakes, iced coffee, Runners-up: 2. Rib Crib. 3. Best Breakfast

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Best Buffet

Best Doughnuts

Chandler Road Donuts. Anyone on the hunt for glazed, jelly, chocolate or plain can be served by Chandler Road Donuts. Runners-up: 2. Jack’s Donuts. 3. Paradise Donuts.

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Best of Muskogee Best Dessert

Best Food Truck

The Rollie Pollie. It’s hard to decide what’s more fun at Rollie Pollie — watching your frozen dessert get crafted or digging into the sweet variety of flavors. Runners-up: 2. Harmony House. 3. Braum’s.

Don Julios Taco Truck. Grab some street tacos with your choice of sauce. Expand your horizons with hamburgers, sausage, spicy pork, even tongue. Runners-up: 2. Mama Tiggs. 3. Frigid Whips.

Best Fast Food Place

Best French Fries

the boxing bandy when you want fried chicken and chunks. This locally-owned chain has sought to do “what’s right for the customer” since 1975.” Runners-up: 2. Chicken Express. 3. Chick-Fil-A. Best Grocery Store

Homeland. Two convenient locations offer shoppers a way to Beacon Drive Inn. Drive up Freddy’s. Folks always want fries stock their kitchens. Homeland at York and Chandler Road offers a and savor the local flavor at Beacon with their Freddy’s Steakburger. — coneys dripping with chili and They’re long, skinny with a tender- meat and seafood market, plus an ample variety of wines, beer and cheese, peach shakes, fried pickles crisp bite. craft soda pop. and fried green tomatoes. Runners-up: 2. Chick-Fil-A. 3. Runners-up: 2. Aldi. 3. MiniMax. Runners-up: 2. Chick-Fil-A. 3. McDonalds. Arby’s. Best Fried Chicken

Charlie’s Chicken. Look for

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Best Hamburger/ Cheeseburger

Speedway Grille. Of course

you can smother your Speedway burger with its Reader’s Choicewinning chili. But it’s just as great on its own, basic and beefy. Runners-up: 2. Boomarang Diner. 3. Beacon Drive Inn. Best Homestyle Cooking

Amish County Store. Hearty, old fashioned homestyle favorites, such as chicken fried steak, beef stew and meat loaf. But, save lots of room for the desserts. There also are plenty of take-home treats. Runners-up: 2. Momma C’s Soul Food Kitchen. 3. Club Lunch. Best Hot Dog

Chet’s. People have been coming to Chet’s for 75 years. You can top


R e a d e r s ’ the little gems with chili, cheese, onions or all three. Runners-up: 2. Frank ‘n Swine. 3. Sonic Drive-In. Best Italian Food

Gino’s. Enjoy an array of chicken dishes, baked pastas, pizzas and spaghetti, complemented with steamy fresh bread twists. Gino’s also has improved its wine list. Runners-up: 2. American Pie. 3. Pisano’s Pizza. Best Margarita

La Antigua. A little salt and lime accents LaAntigua’s tart-sweet margaritas. Enjoy by the glass or the pitcher. Runners-up: 2. Lopez Grill. 3. Chavas Mexican.

Best Mexican

downtown spot offers several unique pizzas. American Pie specializes in its wood-fired crisp Lopez Grill. Tour the multiple crust. flavors of Mexico, and beyond, with such favorites as chimichanga Runners-up: 2. Pisano’s. 3. Pizza Inn. Jalisco, Hawaiian fajitas and molcajete. Runners-up: 2. El Chico. 3. El Best Salad Bar Charro. Pizza Inn. The salad bar at Best Milkshake Pizza Inn features an array of fresh vegetables, pizza, pasta and croutons. Braum’s. With two locations in Runners-up: 2. Mazzio’s. 3. Muskogee, Braum’s offers thick milkshakes in as many flavors as it Golden Corral. has in its bins. Runners-up: 2. Mac’s Drive-Inn. Best Sandwiches 3. Freddy’s. Bill and Ruth’s. Bill and Best Pizza Ruth’s makes an authentic hoagie, drizzling with red wine vinegar — or all sorts of other subs. American Pie. This cozy

C h o i c e Runners-up. 2. Subway. 3. Harmony House. Best Seafood

Sam’s Eatery. That shrimp-like chef on the Sam’s Eatery sign hints at the hot, fresh catfish, oysters, crab cakes and shrimp on hand. Runners-up: 2. Red Lobster. 3. Long John Silver. Best Sports Bar

Buffalo Wild Wings. Flatscreened TVs surround diners and drinkers interested in catching the latest ball game. Runners-up: 2. I Don’t Care Bar and Grill. 3. Muskogee Brewery.

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Best of Muskogee Best Steak

Best Entertainment/ Travel

Colton’s. From a 6-ounce sirloin to an 18-ounce Porterhouse, Colton’s cooks steaks to satisfy your Best Bar/Nightlife tastes. Runners-up: 2. Zollie’s. 3. Max’s Garage. Tune up your Mayhlon’s. nightlife with a visit to this wellstocked bar, featuring bar grub and live entertainment. Best Tacos Runners-up: 2. The Break. 3. The Rail. Tacos La Tia. Expect food with a homemade touch, and such a Best Bed & Breakfast variety — steak, pork, shredded beef, pork rind, chorizo, tripe and tongue. Graham-Carroll House. Runners-up: 2. Lopez Grill. 3. Enjoy the hospitality in English Don Julio’s Tacos. Tudor splendor. Your GrahamCarroll hosts offer lush suites and delicious breakfasts. Runner-up: Hayes House.

Best Casino

Best Live Music Venue

Cherokee Casino Fort Gibson. The multi-hued lights outside entice people inside to enjoy 500 electronic gaming machines. Runners-up: 2. Creek (Muscogee) Nation Casino. 3. Cherokee Casino Tahlequah.

Max’s Garage. The Garage rocks with the best local acts and visiting bands. Runners-up: 2. Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. 3. The Rail.

Best Hotel/Motel

Holiday Inn Express. Minutes from downtown Muskogee, Holiday Inn Express follows the chain’s tradition of excellence. The hot breakfast alone is worth a stay. Runners-up: 2. Home 2 Suites by Hilton. 3. Best Western Plus.

Best Museum

Five Civilized Tribes Museum. Explore the wealth of artistic and historic treasures of the Cherokee, Creek, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole. Runners-up: 2. Muskogee War Memorial Park. 3. Three Rivers Museum.

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Speedway Grille best in 2 categories Story and Photos By Travis S loat

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Best Business of Muskogee Spotlight

After a longstanding run of being voted “Best tate it out regularly.” Chili” in the Muskogee Phoenix Hot 100 contest, When it comes to seasoning and cooking the Speedway Grille has diversified their winnings. burgers, simplicity once again reigns supreme. Not only did Speedway takes the crown for “We have a basic seasoning salt we put on this year’s “Best Chili,” but they also won for this them,” Withrow said. “The people who cook year’s “Best Hamburger/Cheeseburger” category, them cook a bunch a day, so there’s not a science something that didn’t surprise customers Mike to it. The main thing is keeping an eye on it.” and Leslie Trimble. Speedway Grille suffered a massive business “We eat here once or twice a month, and setback in December of 2018, after a woman we get the cheeseburger,” Mike Trimble said. fleeing from police crashed a vehicle into the “They’re very consistent. I building. The restaurant was know what I’m getting every We get hamburger twice closed for approximately time I come.” a week, it’s never frozen. 50 days, and Withrow said Leslie added that the burgWe cut our french fries he was nervous about how business would go when they ers have an old-fashioned malt every day. There’s nothing reopened. shop quality to them that she here that sits around very “I was really concerned,” loves. long. We rotate it out reg- Withrow said. “I wondered if “I’m not surprised at all,” our customers would still be she said. “They get our vote. ularly. here since we were closed for We always get the best service — Mike Withrow so long.” here, too.” However, he said, that was never really someSpeedway co-owner Mike Withrow said he can’t count the amount of hamburgers he grills thing he should have worried about. up in a day, but he knows exactly what goes into “When we opened back up it was almost like each one. they were waiting on us,” he said. “That meant “The biggest thing about our burgers is just the world to us. That made it that much better, trying to do them as fresh as we can,” Withrow the fact that they missed us and appreciated what said. “We get hamburger twice a week, it’s never we did. It meant a lot to everyone here.” frozen. We cut our french fries every day. There’s In a restaurant known for its chili, and now for nothing here that sits around very long. We roits hamburgers and cheeseburgers, one would

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Speedway Grille 2010 W. Okmulgee Ave.

Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Phone: (918) 687-6552


S Rp ee a e d w e rasy’ think the chef in charge would enjoy the chance to cook one for himself every day for lunch. Withrow said he abstains from such joy, attributing it to trying to eat healthier. “I usually make myself a chicken fajita salad or a turkey sandwich,” he said. “I only have a cheeseburger once every couple of weeks because I have a cholesterol problem, but that makes them taste even better when I get to eat one. As for sticking around, Withrow said he and his partner, ages 62 and 63 respectively, had no plans for hanging up their spatulas any time soon. “We may back off a little bit and let the girls handle a little more,” he said. “But I don’t know how long we’ll do it. I enjoy it. I enjoy coming here every day, and I just want to thank the people of Muskogee for giving us this honor.”

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The finished product, something Withrow said he’s proud of: A fresh cheeseburger, simply made and simply dressed.

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Best of Muskogee Best Park

Honor Heights Park. Muskogee’s own gathering place, Honor Heights dazzles in any season with its azaleas, butterfly house, fall foliage and Garden of Lights. Runners-up: 2. Civitan Park. 3. Robison Park. Best Playground

Honor Heights Park. Youngsters and young-at-heart enjoy the slides, climbing towers and ramps at Honor Heights’ playground. Runners-up: 2. Spaulding Park. 3. Civitan Park.

Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism 310 W Broadway St. Top five finalist of Best Painted Guitar

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R e a d e r s ’ Best Sports/ Recreational Facility

Love-Hatbox Sports Complex. This 60-acre site has become the place to swim, jog, bicycle and play ball. Runners-up: 2. Muskogee Swim and Fitness. 3. Green Country Lanes. Best Travel Agency

The Joy of Travel - Erica Shaw. A former teacher, Erica Shaw has become an expert in Mexican, Hawaiian and Jamaican travel. She also knows about resorts and cruises. Runner-up: AAA Travel.

Best Water Play Area

River Country Water Park. Slide your way into wet fun, float along the lazy river or master the Gator Walk. River Country also offers plenty for tots to enjoy. Runners-up: 2. Spaulding Park. 3. Yogi Bear’ Jellystone Park, Eufaula.

Runners-up: 2. Susan Bilby Edward Jones. 3. Christie Geisler - Firstar Bank. Best Auto Mechanic

C h o i c e his spare time. Runners-up: 2. Allen Jackson - Kyle Edwards Buick GMC. 3. Randy Howard - James Hodge. Best Banker

Scott Talbert at Scott’s Auto Repair. Scott Talbert operates his auto repair shop with courtesy and professionalism. Some have used him for years. Runners-up: Nick Cannon at Nix Automotive. 3. Brian Slader at Slader Auto Repair.

Derek Gibson. A former builder, Derek Gibson uses his expertise to help with construction and home lending. He also is an active community volunteer. Runners-up: 2. Gabe Mosteller. 3. Randy Menie.

Best Administrative Assistant

Best Auto Salesperson

Best Barber

Angie O’Neal - Hammons and Price. Angie O’Neal is the friendly and experienced support for the law firm. She is known for her passion to help veterans.

Ray Jenkins - Nissan of Muskogee. Muskogee native Ray Jenkins says he’s had an appreciation of cars all his life. He also enjoys hitting the backroads in

Keith Patterson - Original Barbers. Whether it’s a Mr. Clean bald shave or an expert beard trim, Keith Patterson knows what goes into men’s grooming.

Best People

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R e a d e r s ’ Runners-up: 2. Zach Hobbs. 3. A-1 Family Haircutters - Dale Garrigues. Best Bartender

Matt Madewell - The Rail. Matt Madewell knows just the right blends and brews to satisfy the cozy clientele at The Rail Taproom. Runners-up: 2. Jeffrey Goebel - The Break. 3. Abbey Brown Max’s. Best Funeral Director

Gary Cooper. People count on Cooper, director in charge of Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory, to offer sympathetic, professional service in time of need.

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Runners-up: 2. Keith Biglow. 3. Cliff Garrett.

Best Loan Officer

Shirley Hilton. Muskogee native Shirley Hilton is always Best Hair Stylist ready to help you with your loan needs. Look for her at American Sue Pham - Hollywood Bank of Oklahoma. Hair. With more than 22 years Runners-up: 2. Justin Calvert. 3. experience, Sue Pham enjoys offering her customers their choice Gabe Mosteller. in cuts, colors and styles. Runners-up: 2. Ashley Morgan - Best Postal Carrier Wild West. 3. Jennifer Stout. Rachel Longpine. The Best Interior Decorator Checotah native and former Connors State College student serves her postal customers with Kathy Hall. For more than courtesy and professionalism. 34 years, Kathy Hall of Window Runners-up: 2. Corey Smith. 3. Designs by Kathy has offered a Doug Davison. fresh perspective to decor. Runners-up: 2. Jocelyn Bartley. Best Real Estate Agent 3. Bridgette Beardon.

Betty Blackwell. RE/MAX associate Betty Blackwell shows dedication in helping her clients find the right homes and sell their homes for the right price. Runners-up: 2. Sherri Jones. 3. Lillian Jayne. Best Waiter/Waitress

Amy Kaiser - Mayhlon’s. How devoted is Amy Kaiser to serving her customers? She even posts Mahylon’s specials on her own Facebook page. Runners-up: 2. Whitney Pearson. 3. Carissa Drew - Speedway Best Volunteer

Verlin Crigger - Golden Rule. Verlin Crigger brings a most


important element to his work at Golden Rule, the gift of love. Runners-up: 2. Larry Hoffman - Rotary. 3. Helen Bumgarner - Court Appointed Special Advocates.

Best Financial Services Best Accountant/CPA/ Taxes

Bethany Bowline. A longtime financial service provider, Bethany Bowline offers comprehensive accounting and bookkeeping, as well as help with taxes and business growth. Runners-up: 2. Kathy Hewitt. 3. Pamela Treadwell.

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Best Check Cashing Service

Best Financial Adviser Services

Arvest Bank of Oklahoma. The Arkansas-based Arvest provides services ranging from check-cashing to mortgages in 16 banks across four states. Runner-up: Firstar Bank.

Josh Cotten - Cotten Wealth Management. Clients come first at Cotten Wealth Management, where Josh Cotten offers personalized services and advisement toward best using your wealth. Runners-up: 2. Daniel Miller - Edward Jones. 3. Byron Brust First Financial Center.

Best Bail Bondsman

Affordable Bail Bonds. Affordable Bail Bonds provides accessible and professional assistance 24/7, offering payment plans, text reminders, a check in app and more. Runners-up: 2. Highers Bonding. 3. Jan Jordan. Best Bank

Armstrong Bank. Since 1909, Armstrong Bank has shown its commitment to the multiple communities it serves. The bank has 12 branches in the area. Runners-up: 2. Firstar Bank. 3. Bancfirst.

Best Credit Union

Muskogee Federal Credit Union. With two branches in Muskogee and one in Tahlequah, the credit union offers a variety of savings and checking accounts, plus home equity and mortgage loans, car loans and student loans. Runners-up: 2. TTCU Communication. 3. Communication Federal Credit Union.

Best Insurance Company

State Farm - David Kolb. Customers count on him for their auto, home and property insurance needs. His website says Kolb is here to “help things go right.” Runners-up: 2. Dylan Lucht

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R e a d e r s ’ - Lucht Insurance Company. 3. Shelter Insurance - Brenda Hammon. Best Mortgage Company

First United Bank Mortgage. First United prides itself on getting to know customers before building mortgages based on individual needs. Runners-up: 2. American Bank of Oklahoma. 3. Armstrong Bank. Best Place to Get a Loan

Armstrong Bank. Armstrong Bank ensures its branches are staffed with experience lending agents equipped to offer a wide array of loan products at

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competitive rates. Runners-up: 2. Arvest Bank. 3. Bank of Oklahoma.

Best Home/Personal/ Family Services Best Apartment Complex

Phoenix Village. Located in a residential area, Phoenix Village has received top reviews for being clean, friendly, and quiet. The maintenance staff responds to renters’ needs. The units have laundry connections. Runners-up: 2. Raintree Apartments. 3. Cedar Creek.

Best Attorney

Best Barber Shop

John Tyler Hammons. At a young age, Hammons has already served two terms as mayor of Muskogee. He now turns his attention to offering quality legal services to clients. Runners-up: 2. Andy Hayes. 3. Justin Stout.

Hollywood Hair. Salon of popular barber and stylist Sue Pham, Hollywood Hair has a large staff, ready to help customers with their hair, nails, and cosmetics. Runners-up: 2. The Garrison Barber. 3. Original Barbers.

Best Auctioneer

Frank Bartholet. Frank Bartholet of Bartholet Auction and Real Estate is an Oklahoma native who has more than 40 years of experience in professional sales and auctions. Runners-up: 2. Rowdy Fewel. 3. Arlin Emil.

Best Carpet Cleaning

Servpro. For heavy-duty cleaning, ServPro is known for cleaning and restoring carpet “like it never happened.” Runners-up: 2. Clean Pro. 3. Terry’s Carpet Cleaning.

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Amy Kaiser

wins ‘Best Waitress’ award Kaiser places silverware on a plate before taking the order to a customer.

Story and Photos By Travis S loat

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Service Spotlight Mahylon’s Amy Kaiser has been doing what she loves at obtained a college degree. Somewhere along the way, she realized that making a career out Mahylon’s barbecue restaurant for the last 24 of serving others was exactly what she wanted years, and it shows. to do. Kaiser is this year’s winner of the Muskogee “We’re like a family here,” she said. “When Phoenix Hot 100 Best Waitress award, and it’s one of us is slacking, the others help pick it up. not her first time to take home the prize. Sharon Zawaski meets members of her bridge We all get along. It can be chaotic at times, but we make it through. We have a great boss, and club on the second and fourth Wednesday of that helps a lot. We wouldn’t all have stayed this the month, and more often than not, Kaiser is long if he wasn’t great.” their waitress. When it comes to future “We’ve had nothing but Amy is a great waitress. plans, Kaiser said hers ingreat service here,” Zawaski said. “Amy is a great She always makes us feel volve continuing to do what waitress. She always makes welcome, and she always she loves. us feel welcome, and she “I don’t know, I’ll probably gets our food out on time. always gets our food out on retire here,” she said. “You She gives us the best sertime. She gives us the best never know what’s in store, vice I’ve had in Muskogee but I don’t see me leaving service I’ve had in Muskany time soon. I’ve had the ogee in a long time.” in a long time. opportunity to work wherFor Kaiser, providing great — Sharon Zawaski customer service is a choice, ever I want to, but I enjoy something she boils down to a very simple phi- this too much. I feel like this is where I’m suplosophy she has based on the Golden Rule. posed to be. It feels like home.” “I just treat them the way I’d want to be treatKaiser also said she’d like to thank Muskogee ed,” Kaiser said. “Sometimes that might be the for the honor bestowed on her in this year’s Hot 100 contest. one meal a month that they’ve decided to go “I just want to tell them thanks,” Kaiser said. out and eat, and they picked Mahylon’s. I want “This is an accomplishment. They are saying them to enjoy their experience while they’re something very nice about me. It means so here.” much to me, and I just want everyone to know Kaiser started working at Mahylon’s when I’ll keep doing my best to serve them.” she was 16. Since then, she’s had a family and

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3301 Chandler Road

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Phone: (918) 686-7427 www.mahylons.com


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Amy Kaiser, the winner of the Muskogee Phoenix Hot 100 Contest for Best Waitress, takes an order from Jack and Maggie VanDaley on a busy Wednesday afternoon at Mahylon’s.

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Best of Muskogee Best Child Care/Day Care

Little Okies Academy. Youngsters from Muskogee can attend Little Okies Academy for a safe, fun learning and caring environment. Runners-up: 2. Jack & Jill Learning Center. 3. Oak Tree Academy. Best Computer Repair Service

PC Landing Zone. This locallyowned cell and computer repair store has locations in Muskogee and Tahlequah ready to repair your electronics at a moment’s notice. Runners-up: 2. Geek Squad at Best Buy. 3. Mark Jackson.

American Bank of Oklahoma 3300 W Broadway St. Top five finalist of Best Painted Guitar

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R e a d e r s ’ Best Consignment Store

Nicole’s Closet. People of all ages can find name brand and trendy consignment clothing, accessories, shoes and decor at Nicole’s Closet. This local consignment boutique has been open since 2013. Runners-up: 2. Next2New Resale & Consignment. 3. Boutique on Peak Family Resale. Best Dry Cleaners

Renfro Electric. With 35 years of business behind them, Renfro Electric’s 40 employees take on contracted jobs both large and small throughout Oklahoma. Runners-up: 2. Etchison Electric. 3. Moore Electric. Best Employment Agency

Express Personnel. Muskogee’s franchise joins more than 760 locations in the United Sates and Canada, offering a full range of employment services. Runners-up: 2. Premier USA Inc. 3. Cherokee Temps.

Archer Cleaners. With three locations, Archer takes pride in its slogan. “We Aim To Please.” The dry cleaner also offers shirt Best Florist laundering and alterations. Runner-up: Unique Dry Cleaners. Poppy’s Garden. Poppy’s Garden works to create beautiful Best Electrical Services and lush arrangements for

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everything from everyday needs to everything from colors to cuts. larger events, like weddings. Runners-up: 2. Hollywood Hair. Runners-up: 2. Lakeland Florist. 3. Sophisticuts. 3. Cagle’s Flowers. Best Funeral Home

Cornerstone Funeral Home and Crematory. People look to Cornerstone to honor the lives and acknowledge the uniqueness of people who have passed. The staff takes time to help families design the funeral. Runners-up: 2. Clifford D. Garrett Family Funeral Home. 3. Bradley Family Funeral & Cremation Service. Best Hair Salon

Bombshell Salon. The Bombshell Salon offers an upscale, full-service salon experience with

Best Heating and AC Service

Hix Heating and Air. Founded in 1985, Hix Heating and Air hopes to be the first call for heat and air-conditioning services. Runners-up: 2. BKB Mechanical Heating & Air. 3. Acme-Reese Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Inc. Best Home Builder

Slape Custom Homes. Slape Custom Homes takes a customerfirst approach to everything from small remodels to building entire homes, working closely with clients to ensure their projects turn out perfectly.

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R e a d e r s ’ Runners-up: 2. Mike Williams Custom Homes. 3. Iron Brothers Construction.

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Sophisticuts. Best Nursing Home

Best Lawn/Landscaping Eastgate Village. For more Services than 25 years, people have turned

Garrett Fore. Based in Fort Gibson, Garrett Fore provides full-scale lawn and landscape services ranging from yearly lawn maintenance to design and renovation. Runners-up: 2. Lawn Stars. 3. Jason Cook. Best Nail Salon

Hollywood Hair. Hollywood Hair and Nail Salon provides a full range of services including manicures, polishes and spa pedicures at competitive prices. Runners-up: 2. Pro Nails. 3.

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to Eastgate to care for loved ones. The center helps residents have as much freedom and independence as possible. Residents are seen as family. Runners-up: 2. The Springs. 3. Pleasant Valley. Best Painting Service

Paint! By Laurie. Paint! By Laurie provides interior and exterior painting, aiming to get the job done on time, on budget and with passion and integrity. Runners-up: 2. Green Country Painting. 3. Kevin Baker.

Best Pest Control

Mandy Lynn Portrait Artist. 2013 Oklahoma Photographer of the Year Mandy Corbell specializes in Bowden Pest Control. Fort family and high school photography, Gibson-based Bowden Pest Control provides professional pest- as well as work for magazines. cleaning services aimed at clearing Runners-up: 2. Ruth Kelly. 3. Brandy Raper. everything from fleas to bedbugs to cockroaches. Runners-up: 2. Ban-A-Pest Best Place of Worship Exterminating Co. 3. West Pest Control. Muskogee First Assembly of God. First established in 1927, Best Pet Grooming Muskogee First Assembly of God — or “M1A” — is known for their creative presentations of the Gospel So Fetch!. Brett at So Fetch is during worship, like their annual known for his friendliness and trustworthiness with dogs. He also Fourth of July Fireworks show. Runners-up: 2. Boulevard is said to be a genius at hair color Christian Church. 3. Grace and a pro with scissors. Episcopal. Runners-up: 2. Dandy Dog. 3. Town and Country Pup: Best Photography Service

Best Place to Buy a Manufactured Home


R e a d e r s ’ Clayton’s. Knowledgeable and friendly home consultants are on hand to help you find a dream home. Check out models with options such as soaker tubs, entertainment centers and farmhouse sinks. Runners-up: 2. Lowe’s. 3. The Home Store. Best Place to Buy a Pool

Three Rivers. People routinely rely on Three Rivers for their pool needs. The shop has earned its reputation for friendly service. Runner-up: Sandy’s Pools. Best Place to Get a Tattoo

Plumbing. 3. Ronco Rooter. Best Real Estate Company

Century 21 Clinkenbeard Agency. Located in Fort Gibson, the Clinkenbeard branch of Century 21 aims to get customers in the perfect home at the perfect price. Runners-up: 2. ReMax. 3. Chinowth & Cohen. Best Roofing Company

Tedder Roofing. This company is known for its prompt, thorough service. Customers come back again and again because they’re treated like family. Runners-up: 2. Gil Miller. 3. American Native Roofers.

J&G Tattoos. People have turned to J&G since 2008. Clean, professional, and artists ensure the Best Tanning Salon tattoo looks just like the sketch. Runners-up: 2. Broken Tiki Tattoo Ultra Tan. Check out the Lounge. 3. Toxic Monkey. tanning beds at Ultra Tan. Customers praise the helpful staff Best Plumbing Service and powerful, clean beds. Runners-up: 2. California Hogle. Generations of customers Concepts. 3. S&J Mercantile and have turned to Hogle Plumbing for Tanning. their residential and commercial plumbing needs. The company Best Veterinary Office continues to get five star reviews. Runners-up: 2. Seabolt Honor Heights Veterinary

Clinic. From cats to birds to horses, pet companions get quality care. Services include wellness exams, dental care, genetic health analysis and laser therapy. Runners-up: 2. Northside Veterinary Clinic. 3. Animal Medical Center. Best Veterinarian

Dr. Lisa Jamison - Northside Veterinary Clinic. Dr. Lisa Jamison and her team work to ensure that every pet is taken care of, making their furry patients’ comfort their number one priority. Runners-up: 2. Dr. Larry Hamilton - Honor Heights Veterinary Clinic. 3. Dr. Tim SynarAnimal Medical Center.

Best Medical/Health Best Assisted Living

C h o i c e Miracle Ear. Miracle Ear Muskogee stands ready to pair thorough service with modern technology to improve and repair hearing. Runners-up: 2. Gilbert’s Audiology. 3. Tracy Wilkerson. Best CBD Dispensary

White Rhino. White Rhino was the first dispensary to open in Muskogee, and they remain committed to serving customers’ needs in an evolving new market. Runners-up: 2. Treehouse. 3. Evolution. Best Chiropractic Office

Janway McDaniel Family Chiropractor. Wellness comes naturally at this clinic, which offers not only chiropractic care, but also acupuncture and low-level LED

Country Gardens. Spread across 10 acres, Country Gardens assisted living community provides a safe, residential experience staffed by experts. Runners-up: 2. Brookdale. 3. Dogwood Creek. Best Audiologist/ Hearing Aid Clinic

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R e a d e r s ’ light therapy. Runners-up: 2. Dr. Evans O’Reilly Chiropractic. 3. Miller Chiropractic. Best Day Spa

Holly’s Day Spa. Holly’s Day Spa specializes in making its customers “feel beautiful inside and out,” with services ranging from facials to hair removal. 2. The Spa Room. 3. Sophisticuts. Best Dentist Office

Dr. Massad. Dr. Eric Massad at Muskogee Family Dental helps ease customers’ fears about going to the dentist’s office, providing quick and helpful service. Runners-up: 2. McCall Dental Studio. 3. Dr. Michael Stephens. Best Dermatologist

Dr. Jeffery Endsley. With 28 years of experience, Dr. Jeffery Endsley aims to keep customers’ skin clear and healthy. Runners-up: 2. Nu Age. 3. Ephiphany Dermatology.

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Services include routine exams, immunizations, acute care, adolescent care, behavioral health and sports physicals. Runners-up: 2. Muskogee Family Practice. 3. Children’s Clinic. Best Fitness/Weight Loss Center

Strictly Fitness. Home of the annual Weight Loss Challenge, Strictly Fitness helps customers build a better body with a variety of cardio and weight equipment as well as professional, experienced staff. Runners-up: 2. Fit Happens. 3. Muskogee Swim and Fitness.

offers homebound patients a variety of services, including nursing and physical therapy. Runner-up: Angels Care Access Health. Best Hospice

Hometown Hospice. Let your loved ones live out their lives with a team-oriented approach to care. Services include medications and supplies, individualized care, nutrition, respite care and grief counseling. Runners-up: 2. Good Shepherd Hospice. 3. Encompass.

Best Medical Spa

Best Hospital

Best Medical Supply Store

Best General Practice Doctor’s Office

Saint Francis Hospital Muskogee. Part of the Saint Francis Health System since 2017, Parker Family Clinic. Friendly this hospital offers high-quality, comprehensive and innovative staff, knowledgeable practices care across the region. The system’s and trustworthy service all come together under Nurse Practitioner values encompass excellence, Gay Parker at this Muskogee-based dignity, justice, integrity, and stewardship. clinic. Runners-up: 2. Muskogee Family Runners-up: 2. Northeastern Medicine. 3. Fort Gibson Medical Health System Tahlequah. 3. Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Clinic. Center.

Best Doctor’s Office

Best Home Health Services

Best Massage

Premier Pediatrics. Parents can expect a variety of health care services for their children.

Encompass Home Health. A committed home health team

Janway TOO. An extension of Janway Chiropractic and

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Acupuncture, customers say Janway TOO specialists know exactly how to work muscles to find the best form of relief and relaxation. Runners-up: 2. Holly’s Day Spa. 3. Lord and Lady.

Nu Age. Relax, revive and rejuvenate as services include spider vein removal and tattoo removal, treatment for acne, laser resurfacing, cellulite treatment and wrinkle correction. Runner-up: Janway TOO.

Mobility Plus. Knee scooters, wheelchairs and hospital beds are just some of things available as the store is in a new location at 315 S. 37th St. Runners-up: 2. AlternaCare. 3. Lincare. Best Pharmacy

Economy Pharmacy. Two branches in Muskogee for this pharmacy dedicated to professional, prompt and personal services. Both branches, which feature unique gift shops, also prepare medicine that meets the


R e a d e r s ’ needs of individual patients. throws two routes from Augusta Runners-up: 2. Ernie’s Pharmacy. to Okmulgee and K Street to Gawf 3. Gaddy’s Drug. Lane as well as Gibson to Chandler and Anthony to Muskogee Best Urgent Care Center Turnpike. She has been a carrier since October 2001. Runners-up: 2. Starla Viera. 3. Urgent Care of Muskogee. Sherman Jewel. The locations in Muskogee and Checotah offer physical examinations, treatment for minor Best Comic Strip injuries, pediatric and adult care, screening and monitoring as well Family Circus. Read and enjoy as treatment for gynecological the antics of Billy, Dolly, Jeffy and conditions. little P.J. as this family-oriented Runners-up: 2. Xpress Wellness. comic approaches its 60th year and 3. MedNOW Urgent Care. kids never age. Runners-up: 2. Peanuts. 3. Garfield. Best Vision Center Eye Care of Muskogee. Team of optometrists who care about their patients and services include comprehensive eye exams, contact lens exams, frames, repairs, eye surgery, eye disease treatment and red eye exam. Runners-up: 2. Hogle Eye Care. 3. Soper Eye Center.

Best of Muskogee Phoenix Best Carrier

Sharon Ledbetter. The runner-up in the voting last year

Best Local Columnist

Holly Rosser Miller. A Realtor and weiner dog lover, Miller has lived and worked in Muskogee for 18 years. Runners-up: 2. John Tyler Hammons. 3. Wren Stratton.

Kathleen Parker.

C h o i c e Best Antique Store

Hattie’s House. Something old and something new can be Crossword. A big one appears found in the countless booths of unique gifts, furnishing and in Sunday and the smaller, but nicknacks as well as a good not necessarily easier are in the paper daily to expand one’s verbal supply of unique clothing items and jewelry. prowess. Runners-up: 2. Sudoku. 3. Wordy Runners-up: 2. Olde America Antique Mall. 3. McClain Gurdy. Furniture. Best Puzzle

Best Page in Newspaper

Okie from Muskogee. A fixture in Sunday’s edition since 2006, the feature highlights people who live in Muskogee. Runners-up: 2. Front Page. 3. Comics.

Best Shopping/Stores Best Ag/Lawn Equipment Store

Marvin’s Mowers. Owned by Wesley and Cami Seabolt, this business has been serving the Muskogee area since 1935. It Diane Dimond. This investigative was formerly called Marvin’s journalist and author is best known Cycle and More. for exposing Michael Jackson, and Runners-up: 2. Orschelns she also writes about the everFarm and Home. 3. John evolving and fascinating world of Deere - Grissoms. crime and justice. Runners-up: 2. Pat Buchanan. 3. Best National Columnist

Best Appliance Store

Hamby TV and Appliance. Owned and operated by Muskogee natives Tom and Darrell Hamby and has been a TV and appliance store since 1942. It sells items for the kitchen, laundry as well as small appliances, air and water treatment items and for the bedroom. Runners-up: 2. Ace Television and Appliance. 3. Sears Hometown Store. Best Carpet Store

Carpet Warehouse. Offers a huge selection of carpet in a wide range of prices with a variety of textures and colors. Also carries a wide variety of granite. Runners-up: 2. Lowes. 3. Stanley’s.

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R e a d e r s ’ Best Cell Phone Store

AT&T. Two locations in Muskogee that offer cell phones, smartphones, tables and accessories. Friendly associations can help find the right phone and the right plan. Runners-up: 2. Cricket. 3. U.S Cellular.

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Five Star Office Supply. Supplying office needs since 1999, the store offers 75,000 items in stock as well as 37,000 pieces of furniture. Runners-up: 2. Best Buy. 3. Office Depot. Best E-Cig/Vapor Store

Evolution. A large selection of e-cigarettes, alternative supplements and smoking accessories are available as well QuikTrip. Tulsa-based chain bring a huge truck-stop store to as a variety of vape supplies, Muskogee that sells a variety of including wax, herbal, oil or coffee and cold drinks. They’ll e-liquid. Runners-up: 2. Pinky’s. 3. even make a pizza or milk eCiggeez. shake for you in the store. Runners-up: 2. Kum & Go. 3. Casey’s. Best Furniture Store Best Convenience Store

Best Discount Store

TJ MAXX. Shoppers can find cute clothes at low prices as it offers clothing and footwear for men, women, teens and children. It also offers plenty of accessories, home goods, toys and even snacks that can be purchased. Runners-up: 2. Ross. 3. Walls Bargain Center. Best Office/Computer Store

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Cooper’s. Since opening in 1975 and re-opened at its current location since 1980, it showcases a variety of mattresses, bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, home office, home decor, kids’ bedrooms, bathroom accessories, and more. Runners-up: 2. Bob Loftis. 3. Allen Furniture. Best Hardware Store

Hoopes Hardware. In Muskogee for more than

80 years, the store also sells bicycles at its Main Street location. Runners-up: 2. Harbor Freight. 3. Ace Hardware.

Muskogee Beverage. This family-owned business has been open for more than 60 years and offers a wide variety of liquor and wine, including more than 2,500 different wine Best Home Improvement selections. Runners-up: 2. USA Liquor. 3. Store Broadway Liquor. Hughes Lumber. They Best Musical take pride in their slogan, Instrument Store “Lightening the Load of Building since 1925.” A wide variety of products, including Zomac. Lessons, accessories, lumber, doors, windows, trim, instruments and much more fill drywall and roofing can be the musical needs of customers. found at one location. A staff of 15 experienced music Runners-up: 2. Lowe’s. 3. teachers can also be found ready Hoopes Hardware. and willing to help. Runner-up: Square Deal Music. Best Jewelry Store

Haley & Lloyd. Locally owned by Mike Haley, this store describes itself as the “most trusted jeweler in the market.” The shop offers resizing and repair, custom designs, an online virtual diamond search with select-your-own parameters and the “halo collection” and selection of Christian emblems. Runners-up: 2. Sammy’s Jewelry. 3. Kay Jewelers. Best Liquor Store

Best Pawn Shop

24k Pawn. Self-described as “Muskogee’s nicest pawn shop,” it sells guns, gold, silver, tools, jewelry and more. Runners-up: 2. EZ Pawn. 3. US Pawn. Best Pet Store

Petco. Adoptable animals from cats, hamsters, rats along with fish, birds and dogs can be found here. The store also offers food, toys, accessories and pet grooming. Runner-up: A Feathered Affair.


R e a d e r s ’ Best Place to Buy a Boat

Broadway Liquor. Selfdescribed as a neighborhood institution, this family-owned business has been around for more than 30 years. They invite customers to come by and enjoy the store. Runners-up: 2. Muskogee Beverage. 3. USA Liquor.

Bass Pro Shop. Easy to find in Broken Arrow, it sells the known brands including Tracker, Nitro, Sun Tracker, Regency, Tahoe. Runners-up: 2. 150 Boat Sales. 3. Tommy Biffle Lakeside Polaris. Best Shoe Store

products like apparel, art, gifts, fragrance, smoking accessories, Kratom, and more can be found inside. Runners-up: 2. 918 Vapes. 3. eCiggeez Vapor Store. Best Sporting Goods Store

C h o i c e latest in fashions as well in its location. Runners-up: 2. Pinion Creek. 3. JCPenney. Best Men’s Clothing Store

JCPenney. A wide variety of pants, shirts, shoes and other Hibbett Sports. Shoppers can can be found in this Arrowhead find a wide variety of athletic Mall store. shoes, apparel and accessories, Runners-up: 2. American Best Place to Buy a Gift Brown’s Shoe Fit. It offers plus licensed team merchandise Eagle. 3. Walls. a wide variety of shoes men, at this larger store. Festive Nest. Since opening at women and children from to its North Main Street location athletic, casual and dress styles. Runners-up: 2. Muskogee Best Internet Provider Golf Club Pro Shop. 3. It also has shoes for those in in 2018, the store offers quality, affordable seasonal and industry, manufacturing as well Walmart. Suddenlink. This broadband everyday home decor, women’s as work boots and more. cable provider takes pride in Runners-up: 2. Famous accessories and much. Best Thrift Shop/Resale providing a safe, secure and Footwear. 3. Shoe Dept. Runners-up: 2. Hattie’s Store reliable experience. House. 3. Okie Gals Boutique. Runners-up: 2. AT&T. 3. Best Shopping Center Bravado. Super Thrift Teen Challenge. Best Satellite/Cable Located in Lakeland Shopping River City Plaza. A variety of Center, this store provides Provider stores including Best Buy, Ross goods to support teenagers Dress for Less, and Petco can be and adults enrolled in Teen SuddenLink. With an office in found at this series of shops and Challenge. Muskogee, this cable provider includes a large parking area for Runners-up: 2. Salvation serves high-speed internet, customers. Army. 3. Boutique on Peak. wireless home networking, Runners-up: 2. Shawnee phone, digital television and Crossing (Curt’s Center). 3. home security/automation Best Women’s Clothing Lakeland Shopping Center. to residential and business Store 918-910-5398 customers. 2400 W. Okmulgee Runners-up: 2. DirectTV. 3. Best Smoke/Vape Shop Bella Mea’s. If you’re looking Muskogee, OK Dish Network. for wide selection of clothing, Mon-Fri 9:00AM - 7:00PM Pinky’s. It may look small from shoes and accessories, this place Sat 10:00AM - 5:30PM the outside, but the variety of Best Selection of Wine could be for you. It offers the Closed Sundays

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