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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Vol. 35, No. 9 EILEEN BRADSHAW President & CEO of LIFE Senior Services, LIFE PACE & Vintage Housing

KELLY KIRCHHOFF Senior Director of Communications

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Shop the Globe Here at Home

Cookin' on Tulsa Time: Classic Tulsa Cookbooks

Why settle for the same old foods when there is a whole world of flavors available? Enjoy a tour of global supermarkets.

You can recognize a well-loved cookbook by the number of stains on the cover. See some legendary Tulsa publications that every cook should have.

DEE DUREN Managing Editor dduren@LIFEseniorservices.org

BERNIE DORNBLASER Advertising Director bdornblaser@LIFEseniorservices.org

LEAH WEIGLE Graphic Designer

CAROL CARTER Copy Editor

KRISTEN HARRIS Communications Coordinator

DICK MCCANDLESS ESTEBAN VALENCIA Community Distribution

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Cooking for Good

Hasty Bake: Firing Up a Gold Standard in Charcoal Grilling

Meet two well-known chefs who have found their niche cooking for nonprofit groups. Their work takes food “service” to a higher level.

On the Cover

Miranda Kaiser is chef and owner at Laffa Medi-Eastern Restaurant & Bar. Photo by Valerie Wei-Haas

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An innovative Tulsa man returned home from World War II to create a company that continues to flourish – and has stayed true to its hometown. 6 Letter From Eileen 8 Looking Back 10 Caregiver Corner Food and Drug Interactions 12 Medicare & You Free Tax Help From LIFE Senior Services' Tax Assistance Program 20 Treat Yourself: Favorite Recipes for Special Occasions 26 How Do You 'Cue?: Tastes From the Barbecue Belt 27 In the Spotlight 28 Product Review 12 Gadgets That Simplify Cooking 29 Share Your Time and Talent 30 Mindbender & Puzzles 31 Puzzle Partners 32 Bunkering With Books 33 LIFE EDU 33 Business Directory 34 Table for Two 36 People & Places 37 Classifieds 39 Vintage Friends

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LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine is published monthly by LIFE Senior Services (a Tulsa Area United Way nonprofit) and helps fulfill LIFE Senior Services’ mission to promote and preserve independence for seniors. This publication is printed and mailed at no charge. Donations of any amount are appreciated and will help offset LIFE Senior Services’ production costs. A donation of $25 per year is suggested. To make a donation, visit www.LIFEseniorservices.org or call (918) 664-9000. LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine accepts advertising to defray the cost of production and distribution, and appreciates the support of its advertisers. The publisher does not specifically endorse advertisers or their products or services. LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine reserves the right to refuse advertising. Rates are available upon request by calling (918) 664-9000. © LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine and LIFE Senior Services, Inc., 2021. All rights reserved. Reproduction without consent of the publisher is prohibited. Volume 35, Issue 9, February 2021 LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine (ISSN 2168-8494) (USPS 18320) is published monthly by LIFE Senior Services, 5950 E. 31st St., Tulsa, OK 74135. Periodicals postage paid at Tulsa, OK. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine, 5950 E. 31st St., Tulsa, OK 74135-5114.

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LETTER FROM EILEEN Dear Vintage Readers,

Eileen Bradshaw

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In this issue, we celebrate Tulsa’s international grocery scene. We have Happy February! This month, perhaps such a wide variety of ethnic specialties more than any other, takes me back to available. I love exploring them and my childhood and youth. learning how many types of noodles actually exist. The spice aisles are my Valentine’s Day is a big reason for this. favorite. Each international cuisine relies In elementary school, I would carefully on different spices, and they are an easy mull over each box of Valentines that way to try something new. I may not TG&Y had to offer. My mother had the be able to make an authentic vindaloo patience of a saint. I would then spend or bulgogi, but my breakfast potatoes hours choosing just the right Valentine certainly benefit from my exotic spice for each of my classmates and teachers. finds! I attempted to elaborately decorate those white paper bags we used as our Lastly, you will read about two personal post offices for our classroom prominent chefs who have turned their parties. talents to serving those in need. Both are extraordinarily talented, and I find It was an annual highlight, and I still their choice inspiring. I had the privilege can cut out a fairly symmetrical paper of working alongside Jeff Marlow, and heart! he is a joy-filled person who brings that spirit to his food. February is also Black History Month. I was in sixth grade when President All my Valentine love, Gerald Ford made this designation, and I remember the inaugural year well. My teacher used biographies to highlight Eileen Bradshaw, the too-often unsung achievements of President and CEO Black Americans. I was fascinated by those books and carried that interest beyond each February and eventually into adulthood. I still love reading about the journeys of Black Americans and attempting to deepen my understanding of their experiences and contributions.

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Looking Back Help Yourself

Ora Shaw and J.C. Stirling eating watermelon, October 7, 1923.

Mayor L.C. Clark and two other men being photographed as they eat from hospital trays at Hillcrest, 1950s.

Tulsa Historical Society & Museum 2445 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa All photos courtesy of Tulsa Historical Society & Museum

Tulsa Mayor Clarence Veale and two other men eating chicken at a picnic on July 22, 1943. Photographer Samuel Aaron Boorstin included a note on the image: "Chicken at the 'Veale' Party, Wish-Bone of Good Luck, 7-22-43, Sincerely Sam'l A. Boorstin."

Families enjoying food at a Fourth National Bank picnic, c. 1960.

This Month in History FEBRUARY 3, 1894: Birth of Artist Norman Rockwell American artist and illustrator Norman Rockwell was born in New York City. Rockwell had early success, selling his work before he turned 16. He was still a teenager when he went to work as art director for the Boy Scouts of America. Rockwell painted his first cover for The Saturday Evening Post at 22. In later years, his paintings took on subjects like civil rights and the war on poverty.

FEBRUARY 5, 1922:

First Reader’s Digest Published Reader’s Digest, a publication that summarizes articles printed in a variety of magazines, released its first 64-page edition. It was the brainchild of DeWitt Wallace who worked on summarizing the articles as he recovered from being wounded in World War I. Unable to find a publisher, he and his wife sold the digest by direct mail. Reader’s Digest continues today and had a circulation of 3 million in 2020.

FEBRUARY 18, 1929:

First Academy Awards Announced The winners of the first Academy Awards were announced to the world in a very different way than they are today. The names of the winners were printed on the back of an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences newsletter with a ceremony held in May of the same year. The winners received gold statuettes at the awards banquet, but the awards weren’t known as “Oscars” until 1931.

FEBRUARY 20, 1986:

Mir Space Station Launched The then-Soviet Union launched the main module of Mir, the first modular space station. During the space station’s 15 years in orbit, it hosted more than 100 people from 12 countries. U.S. astronauts visited during a cooperative effort with the space shuttle program. Russia brought Mir down in 2001 after more than 86,000 total orbits. The 134-ton Mir broke up over the southern Pacific.

FEBRUARY 23, 1945:

U.S. Flag Raised on Iwo Jima U.S. forces planted the U.S. flag on Mount Suribachi, the highest peak on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima, during World War II. Photographer Joe Rosenthal with the Associated Press recorded the moment when Marines struggled to raise the heavy flag. It became the most reproduced photograph in history and won Rosenthal a Pulitzer Prize. Three of the servicemen were later killed in action.

FEBRUARY 25, 1964: Muhammad Ali Wins First World Title Cassius Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali, overcame 8-1 odds to beat heavyweight boxing champion Sonny Liston. Clay boasted that he would “float like a butterfly, sting like a bee” before the bout. He won by a technical knockout in the seventh round when Liston failed to answer the bell, complaining of an injured shoulder. In 1996, Ali lit the Olympic flame in opening ceremonies in Atlanta. © The History Channel

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CAREGIVER CORNER

7 FOOD AND DRUG COMBOS TO AVOID 1. FRUIT JUICE – Grapefruit juice can interfere with the enzymes that break down certain types of cholesterol medications, keeping the medication in your body for too long or too short of a time.

FOOD AND DRUG INTERACTIONS BY JESSICA ALLEN

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ating well is important for people of all ages. According to the National Institute on Health (NIH), nutrient-dense foods (e.g., fruits, vegetables, lean protein, low-fat or fat-free dairy products and whole grains) and limited salt and sugar intake are important for a well-balanced diet. However, as we age, we need to consider other factors, including how certain foods could negatively interact with our medications. PRESCRIPTIONS VERSUS OVER-THE-COUNTER DRUGS Prescription drugs are medications prescribed by doctors and usually purchased at pharmacies. Over-the-counter (OTC) drugs are medications (e.g., vitamins, cold medicines, antacids, etc.) that can be purchased from a store without a prescription. Both prescription drugs and OTC drugs can interact with each other and cause unexpected side effects. For instance, vitamin E supplements can interact with blood-thinning medications. This interaction can increase anticlotting activity and could increase the risk of bleeding. Likewise, taking St. John’s wort with antidepressants can lead to a potentially dangerous condition called serotonin syndrome. Certain types of foods can also create more complications. Talk with your physician and pharmacist to discuss potential side effects when taking both OTC and prescription medications. MANAGING SIDE EFFECTS According to the NIH, as we age, our ability to break down substances can decrease. This means we may need smaller doses than young or middleaged adults because we may have different fat and muscle proportions, exercise habits and diets. The unwanted and unexpected responses experienced after taking a medicine are side effects. Side effects

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can range from minor (e.g., headache or dry mouth) to life threatening (e.g., severe bleeding or irreversible damage to the liver). It’s critical to talk to your doctor and pharmacist about potential OTC and prescription drug interactions and side effects. One way to help minimize a medicine’s potential side effects is to read the label, which will list active and inactive ingredients. Active ingredients, like acetaminophen, ibuprofen and naproxen sodium, are chemical compounds that work with your body to treat and relieve your symptoms. Inactive ingredients, like dyes and colorings, are ingredients that do not treat or relieve your symptoms. Taking medications with the same active ingredients (e.g., taking cough syrup containing acetaminophen and a pain reliever containing acetaminophen) can damage your liver or create other serious health problems.

2. POTASSIUM – Angiotensin Converting Enzyme (ACE) inhibitors are used to lower blood pressure and/or treat heart failure. Ingesting ACE inhibitors with foods high in potassium, such as bananas, oranges, green leafy vegetables and salt substitutes, can cause irregular and rapid heartbeats. 3. DAIRY PRODUCTS AND ANTACIDS – Calcium-rich dairy products or certain antacids can prevent antibiotics from being properly absorbed into the bloodstream. 4. LEAFY GREENS – Some leafy greens, like spinach or kale, have high amounts of vitamin K, which can cause problems for people who use blood thinners. People who use blood-thinning medications should still be consistent and eat a balanced diet of fruits and vegetables. 5. CHOCOLATE – MAO inhibitors that are used for depression can be dangerous when taken with chocolate. 6. ALLERGY MEDICINE AND ALCOHOL – Allergy medications mixed with alcohol can cause added drowsiness. Alcohol affects many medications, so read the warning labels and consume alcohol responsibly. 7. LICORICE – This tasty treat can affect blood pressure medications and diuretic drugs.

The above list is certainly not exhaustive. People react to medications differently. It is recommended that a person use only one pharmacy to fill his or her prescriptions. That way, your pharmacist is aware of any and all medications you are taking, as well as any potential side effects or interactions. To better understand how your daily food habits may be impacting your health, consider starting a food journal. When discussing your medications with your doctor and pharmacist, bring your food journal to help you remember what types of foods you eat on a regular basis. Sources: www.heart.org, www.nia.nih.gov, www.nihseniorhealth.gov and www.fda.gov.

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SEARCHING FOR MORE RESOURCES? A more inclusive list of food and medication interactions can be found on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website. Visit www.fda.gov and search for “Avoid Food and Drug Interactions.”

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What does the Tulsa County Treasurer do? FINANCIAL INTEGRITY.

Under Oklahoma law, County Treasurers are held responsible for the financial integrity of their County. Every city, town, and school board district in Tulsa County as well as the Health Department, the Library System, Tulsa Tech, and Tulsa Community College relies upon the Tulsa County Treasurer to ensure that their share of County taxes are distributed to them accurately without error and in a timely manner.

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WATCH OUT FOR COVID-19 VACCINE SCAMS

FREE TAX HELP FROM LIFE SENIOR SERVICES' TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM By Channing Rutherford, Medicare and Tax Assistance Program Supervisor

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ax season is here, and LIFE Senior Services is pleased to offer free tax filing services for those that are 60 and older and have an adjusted gross income of $57,000 or less for the 2020 tax filing year. From February 4th until April 15th, our trained and IRS-certified volunteers will be available to assist with basic income tax preparation with electronic filing.

showing you which parking lot this is. Please stay in your vehicle, and wear your mask. A volunteer will meet you at your vehicle and will assist you with completing your intake form, verifying your photo ID and collecting all of your tax filing paperwork. It is important to know that you are ultimately responsible for the tax return and for having all the correct paperwork/information upon drop off.

To ensure the continued safety of our volunteers, staff and tax filers, the Tax Assistance Program (TAP) will provide this free tax service through a drop-off and pick-up method. This service will be provided at LIFE's Central location, 5950 E. 31st St., Tulsa, OK 74135.  

Once your intake paperwork has been processed and your tax paperwork has been approved, you will be cleared to leave. A tax preparer will then begin working to complete your return. Once the tax return is complete, the tax preparer will reach out to you via phone, explaining what was completed for your tax return and answering any questions you may have. The tax preparer will then pass your return to a quality reviewer to verify the tax return information is reported correctly. This ensures you are receiving the highest quality service.

Appointments are required and can be scheduled by calling (918) 664-9000, ext. 1189. AFTER SCHEDULING YOUR APPOINTMENT Make sure you gather all the required documents and information and bring them with you to your drop-off appointment. You will need to have: • Proof of identification (photo ID) • Social Security cards for you, your spouse and dependents • An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) assignment letter may be substituted if you do not have a Social Security number • Wage and earning statements (forms W-2, W-2G, 1099-R, 1099-Misc) from all employers • Interest and dividend statements from banks and investment companies (form 1099) • Copy of last year’s federal and state returns • Proof of bank account routing and account numbers for direct deposit • Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received • Forms 1095-A, B and C health coverage statements *Note that to file taxes electronically on a married filing joint tax return, both spouses must be present to sign the required forms. When you arrive for your drop off appointment, you will park in the north parking lot. There will be signs

After a quality reviewer has transmitted your return to the IRS and the IRS and state have approved it, we will call you to schedule a pick-up date and time. When you arrive for your pick-up appointment, park in the north parking lot and stay in your vehicle. A volunteer will meet you at your vehicle and check you in. Please be sure to bring your photo ID with you to the pick-up appointment, as this will be required to confirm the identity of the tax filer. A quality reviewer will then bring your tax paperwork out to you, packaged in a white envelope. Inside this envelope will have a summary of your 2020 tax filing, a copy of your completed tax return, and the all tax paperwork that you provided at the dropoff appointment. TAP does not keep any of your information after the return is complete. The quality reviewer will review the summary of your 2020 tax filing and answer any additional questions you may have. After the pick-up appointment, you will have officially completed the 2020 tax filing season!

As the government begins to distribute COVID-19 vaccines, there is no doubt scammers are already scheming. Medicare covers the COVID-19 vaccine, so there will be no cost to you. If anyone asks you to share your Medicare number or pay for access to the vaccine, you can bet it’s a scam.

HERE'S WHAT TO KNOW • You can't pay to put your name on a list to get the vaccine. • You can't pay to get early access to a vaccine. • Don't share your personal or financial information if someone calls, texts, or emails you promising access to the vaccine for a fee. The only way to access the vaccine is through a government-authorized vaccine center. Look for updates from your state or governor as more doses of the vaccine become available for additional groups. While you're waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine, continue to follow the Center for Disease Control (CDC) tips on protecting yourself and others – including social distancing, frequent handwashing, wearing a mask and limiting gatherings. If you come across a COVID-19 vaccine scam, report it to the Federal Trade Commission or call 1-800-MEDICARE. Check out CDC.gov for trustworthy information on the COVID-19 vaccine. Sources: www.medicare.gov and www.smpresources.org

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Siegi's Sausage Factory

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Shop the Globe Here at Home BY LINDSAY MORRIS PHOTOS BY PATRICK McNICHOLAS

The Tulsa area is home to people from nearly every corner of the globe. This multicultural mix means that northeastern Oklahoma also offers mouth-watering food options from almost every nation.

Are you looking to expand your culinary horizons? Just because a global pandemic has limited worldwide travel, that doesn’t mean you can’t expand your taste buds to include international flavors. Thanks to the many cultures that call northeastern Oklahoma home, there is a grocery store for nearly every heritage, and they would love to share their local flavors with you. 14 LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine | February 2021

1833 S Aspen Ave Broken Arrow, OK 74012 www.facebook.com/eurotulsa 7847 E 71st St Tulsa, OK 74133 www.facebook.com/EuroMart

Offering a number of European specialties, including meats such as German salami and bologna, frozen meat dumplings and tasty pierogies, Euro Market has two locations in the Tulsa area. They also offer fresh produce and fish, and European sweets such as Russian Table chocolates, strawberry bonbons, Delicje European biscuits (chocolate cookies with an orange, strawberry or raspberry filling) and meringue. If you’re looking for something different than your ordinary Coca Cola, Euro Market offers several European sodas. The Tulsa location also features gifts and books, a deli and a bistro in addition to the market. You can enjoy lunch dinner, coffee or tea – and free Wi-Fi. You can visit their Facebook pages to see what products they offer before your visit.

SIEGI'S SAUSAGE FACTORY: RESTAURANT & DELI 8104 S. Sheridan Rd Tulsa, OK 74133 www.siegis.com

The sausage factory also features a restaurant with a full lunch and dinner menu serving authentic family-style German/ Viennese food, including bratwurst, schnitzel and classic roasts. They also offer a wide variety of German beer and wine.

MIDDLE EASTERN JERUSALEM MARKET 6124 East 51st Place Tulsa, OK 74135 www.facebook.com/Jerusalem-Market

Jerusalem Market offers a wide range of foods from Israel and the surrounding area, including basmati rice, falafel mix, pita bread, Middle Eastern pudding, Turkish Delight and several other sweet treats from the region. Among the interesting findings are unique preserves that you wouldn’t find in an American grocery store – for example, Rose Petal Preserves, Pitted White Cherry Preserves and Young Walnut Preserves. This is a great spot to stock up on cooking supplies such as olive oil as well as specialty spices like turmeric and sumac.

ALBARKA FOOD INTERNATIONAL 5010 S. Sheridan Rd. Tulsa, OK 74136 www.albarkafood.com

Albarka offers a wide variety of grocery items from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Siegi's Sausage Factory has been hand-making the Middle East. The store opened in 2010 sausages since 1980. Siegi’s is a family-owned with a vision to provide fresh halal meat to the Tulsa area. Meat selections include and locally run business. Siegi Sumaruk, a goat, lamb, beef and chicken. The chicken is fifth-generation sausage maker from Linz, 100% organic. The grocery area also features Austria, uses recipes passed down from his tandoori bread, pita bread, basmati rice and family. He runs the meat market, deli and specialty spices. restaurant along with his wife, children and grandchildren. Siegi’s meat market serves more than 20 sausages as well as fresh-cut raw SHOP THE GLOBE HERE AT HOME, meats, deli meats, salads, cheeses and more. continued on page 16. www.LIFEseniorservices.org


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SHOP THE GLOBE HERE AT HOME, continued from page 14.

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Additionally, Albarka features a restaurant that serves unique dishes such as Goat Biryani, Beef Pilau, Butter Chicken, Tikka Masala, Chicken Kabsu and more.

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Tropical Choice Food Market serves grocery items from Antigua, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, Cuba, Dominica, the Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and West African countries. You’ll find several unique sodas at Tropical Choice, like pineapple soda and Ribena (blackberry currant soda). Naturally, a wide variety of seasonings is available, allowing you to cook as if you’re in the tropics. You’ll find several different spices and sauces for making jerk chicken, for example. The food mart also offers several cooking supplies unique to the tropics, such as cast aluminum cooking pots.

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never find the right chilies at American grocery stores. NamHai has a great selection of fresh Thai chilies. Among the fun findings at Nam-Hai is “Quack on a Rack” (a whole frozen duck), live fish and lobster (talk about fresh! Pick out your favorite swimmer!), preserved duck eggs, fresh coconut, lotus root and bean sprouts and “Houston Cowboy” sodas. Among the favorite frozen items at Nam-Hai is a purple yam ice cream from the Philippines called ube. Nam-Hai also features a restaurant serving specialties like pho.

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Supermercados Morelos is the largest Hispanic grocery chain in the area, with several locations in Tulsa. These grocers offer foods from Mexico, Central and South America. There you will find fresh fruits and vegetables, fresh meat, Mexican pastries and cakes, specialty cheeses and on-site restaurants. One of their recent restaurant specials was two tamales and a hot drink for $3.99 – you can’t beat that for a delicious, inexpensive lunch!

their specials on their website. Multiple locations listed below: • 5 147 S. Peoria Ave. Tulsa, OK 74105 • 2 119 S. Garnett Rd. Tulsa, OK 74129 • 1515 N Harvard Ave., Ste. 4904 Tulsa, OK 74115 •L  as Americas 1140 S. Garnett Rd. Tulsa, OK 74128 • 2 415 E. Admiral Pl. Tulsa, OK 74110

EL MERCADITO

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El Mercadito is a small butcher shop, grocery store and restaurant offering products such as Goya noodles and rice, La Contena canned foods and plenty of spices and sauces to amp up your Hispanic cooking. They even have a supply of fresh Mexican baked goods, tortillas and fresh fruits and vegetables.

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COOKIN’ ON TULSA TIME Classic Tulsa Cookbooks BY KAREN SZABO

COOK’S COLLAGE

GOURMET OUR WAY

ONCE UPON A TABLE

A tried and true classic, “Cook’s Collage” can be found in many Tulsa kitchens. To date, more than 58,000 copies have been sold. First published in 1978, the Junior League of Tulsa selected recipes from more than 2,000 submissions after taste testing each recipe twice. Over the years you have probably enjoyed many “Cook’s Collage” recipes including Party Potatoes, Oklahoma Spaghetti, Trader Vic’s Chicken and Atomic Salad.

Created as a fundraiser for Cascia Hall, “Gourmet Our Way” is a compilation of recipes from Cascia Hall parents and supporters. Members of the cookbook committee spent three years testing hundreds of recipes three times each and included only the ones considered "outstanding." The book originally sold out, was reprinted and sold out again so chances are you’ve dined on a few favorites over the years such as Pork a la Orange or Awesome Brownies.

The Italian Inn in the London Square shopping center was a Tulsa institution from the early 1970s until it closed in 1992. It was the place for prom dates, birthdays, anniversaries and other celebrations. In 2006, the former restaurant’s owner, Betty Funston Collins, published a cookbook filled with Italian Inn favorites including Chicken Cacciatore, Shrimp and Crab au Gratin – and of course, the restaurant’s famous Cheese Spread.

By the Junior League of Tulsa

By Cascia Hall Preparatory School

“The ‘famous’ Atomic Salad is one of my favorite recipes from this cookbook,” said Tulsan Paige Martin. A cookbook collector, Martin estimates that she has “around 800” cookbooks lining her bookshelves. “I love books in general and I also love to cook. I looked up one day and realized I had a lot of cookbooks!” she said. WHERE TO FIND IT

“Cook’s Collage” is available on Amazon. Sellers are asking as much as $135 for a copy, but you can also find a used copy for less than $15.

WHERE TO FIND IT

Recipes from the Italian Inn

If you own a copy, consider yourself lucky. “Gourmet Our Way” is out of print and quite rare, although used copies can be found on Amazon. Or, like Martin, you may luck out and find one at a garage or estate sale. The cover features a painting by Tulsa artist P.S. Gordon who has often been mistakenly credited as the author. Online, it is now attributed to a Kansas cookbook author, Pearl Sgutt Gordon.

WHERE TO FIND IT

The cookbook is extremely rare but is available in the Tulsa City-County Library archive.

CLEORA’S KITCHEN: THE MEMOIR OF A COOK & EIGHT DECADES OF GREAT AMERICAN FOOD By Cleora Butler

Cleora Butler was one of Tulsa’s premier cooks and caterers. “Cleora’s Kitchen” is both a cookbook and an autobiography. She recounts each decade of her life from the early 1900s through the 1980s through fascinating stories and mouth-watering recipes. Her catering company, Cleora’s Pastry Shop and Catering, prepared feasts for some of Tulsa’s most prominent galas. And her desserts were legendary. Her recipe for baked fudge became the signature dessert for The Garden restaurant in Utica Square. 18

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“Cleora’s Kitchen” is one of Martin’s favorite Tulsa cookbooks. "My favorites are her Baked Fudge and Beef Stroganoff, which I go back to over and over," she said. Butler cooked for the George W. Snedden family from 1932 to 1940 when they lived in what is now the Tulsa Garden Center mansion. WHERE TO FIND IT

While the first edition of “Cleora’s Kitchen” is available on Amazon for up to $186, you can purchase a copy of the second edition at the Tulsa Garden Center for $19.95. www.LIFEseniorservices.org


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NUTCRACKER SWEETS By Tulsa Ballet Theatre Guild

Published in 1983, this cookbook is filled with dessert recipes submitted by members of the Tulsa Ballet Theatre Guild. Despite its Christmassy name, most of the recipes – like Lemon Butter Cookies, Pina Colada Cake and Easy Overnight Rolls – would be delicious any time of year. WHERE TO FIND IT

Originally printed in 1985, the cookbook is rather hard to find, but one might pop up online – or at a garage sale.

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Oklahoma’s own Pioneer Woman, Ree Drummond, has published six cookbooks since releasing her first one in 2009. Her latest, “The New Frontier,” reflects where Drummond’s life and cooking are now as a wife of a cowboy, mother of growing kids, and a businesswoman with a packed work schedule. The recipes in this book use everything from a skillet to a Dutch oven to an Instant Pot. There are more than 100 breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert recipes, some of which reflect her adventures in cutting carbs, like Portobello Bun Burgers, Zucchini Caprese Sliders and Cauliflower Fried Rice. Other recipes are fully indulgent like Ranch Pork Chop Supper and Drummond’s favorite recipe from the book, Creamy Lemon Pasta with Pancetta and Peas.

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FAVORITE RECIPES FOR SPECIAL OCCASIONS

Sometimes life calls for special occasion dishes that celebrate the adventuro in us all. These recipes travel the globe to bring some new tastes to your kit

Chef Miranda Kaiser, the owner of Laffa Medi-Eastern Restaurant & Bar, sha recipe for Shakshuka, a well-known Israeli dish that’s versatile enough to be breakfast, lunch or evening meal. Chiles en Nogada is a traditional Mexican d that features the colors of the country’s flag in its green chiles, white sauce a pomegranate. Finally, we serve up an all-American meal, Reverse-Seared Rib with Roasted Mini Potatoes and Broccoli.

SHAKSHUKA

Recipe courtesy of Chef Miranda Kaiser of Laffa  Shakshuka ("a mixture") is a sauce traditionally served with poached eggs for breakfast but is delicious any time of day served with some good bread and a little salad. The base sauce can also be blended with cream to make soup, or you can toss it with pasta and cheese for dinner. Add Thai curry paste, chicken and coconut milk for another meal. Miranda suggests that there’s no reason for home cooks not to think like a chef. Some of her favorite quotes that help her in the kitchen are “work smart, not hard; efficiency is intelligent laziness; think outside of the box; be inventive and daring.” B’tayavon! (Bon appétit in Hebrew.) 

INGREDIENTS  • 1 poblano pepper • 4-5 tablespoons olive oil, divided • 1 green pepper, deseeded and finely diced • 1 cup yellow onions, finely diced • 1 jar roasted red peppers and juice • 1 flat teaspoon ground cumin • 1 teaspoon ras el hanout spice • 2 teaspoons heaped vegetable or chicken bouillon • 1 14-ounce can of crushed tomatoes • 1 small can of tomato paste • 1-2 cups of water • 2 tablespoons soy sauce • 2 tablespoons honey • 1 packet Birds Eye sauced creamed spinach • Eggs (pre-poached or poached in the sauce) 

INSTRUCTIONS  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Use olive oil to grease a 3-quart glass dish. 2. Put the poblano on a baking sheet and spray both sides with pan spray. Roast in the oven on the top shelf for 5 minutes. Turn and roast for 4 more minutes. Remove from the oven, immediately place in a small bowl and cover with saran wrap. Lower the heat on the oven to 400°F. 3. In a large sauté skillet, add 1 T olive oil, heat on medium and add the onions. After 1-2 minutes, lower the heat & sauté 4-5 minutes until mostly soft and translucent but with a little color. Tip the cooked onions into a large bowl to cool off. 4. Add 1 T olive oil to the same skillet, heat on high then add the green peppers and sauté quickly so that they don’t sweat but get some color (about 3-4 minutes). 5. Tip them into the bowl with the onions. Stir around to mix it up then spread it out a bit to cool more quickly. 6. Under a slow stream of water, skin and deseed the poblano. Freeze half of it to use another day. 7. To a blender add the poblano, red peppers with juice, 1/2 can crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, the vegetable or chicken bouillon, cumin, ras, 1/2 cup of the onion-pepper mix and 1/2 cup water. Blend well & pour back into the sauté pan. 8. Add 1 cup of water to the blender, shake to get any remaining mixture, then pour into the sauté pan. 9. Tip the remaining onion-pepper mix into a food processor and pulse a few times to get a rough chop or tip onto a chopping board and chop it up that way.

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10. A  dd this chopped up mixture into the sauté pan, add the rest of the crushed tomatoes, the soy & honey.  11. Simmer on low heat, stirring occasionally. The sauce will be thick, so may "spit" at you; add a bit of water if it's very feisty.  12. When the sauce is hot, carefully pour into the oiled 3-quart glass baking dish. 13. Drizzle with 2-3 T olive oil then cover tightly with foil. Place on a middle shelf in the oven with a baking sheet on top. 14. Bake at 400°F for 35-40 minutes. 15. Put half the sauce in the sauté pan, cool the rest then refrigerate or freeze to use another day. 16. Microwave the spinach on high for 4 minutes. (Remember to make a tear in the top first.)  17. Add the spinach to the sauce in the sauté pan, thin out a bit with water if needed. Heat on low until it's evenly warmed throughout. It should be the consistency of canned crushed tomatoes. 18. You can now poach the eggs directly in the sauce. Make wells in the sauce and nestle in raw eggs. Cover and cook until soft poached, about 6-8 minutes. 19. You can also pre-poach the eggs for 3 minutes in barely simmering water (covered). Plunge them into iced water and keep them refrigerated until you need them. Just pour the hot sauce over the drained eggs to reheat them.

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CHILES EN NOGADA  Recipe courtesy of Guadalupe Ross, LIFE PACE Intake Coordinator This dish from Central Mexico is popular in the early fall when pomegranates appear in regional markets during the country's national independence festivities. Guadalupe recommends you visit YouTube and check out “Gringo In Mexico” with W. Scott Koenig for a colorful visual presentation.

INGREDIENTS PICADILLO MIXTURE: • 10 poblano peppers • 1-pound ground beef or pork (or a ½ pound of each) • ½ pound bacon • ½ teaspoon salt • ½ teaspoon cinnamon • ½ teaspoon onion powder • ½ teaspoon oregano • ½ teaspoon thyme • 5 ground cloves • 1 teaspoon garlic • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped • 2 medium onions (any color) • 4 medium tomatoes

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INSTRUCTIONS 

1. R  oast and devein peppers. Cut into medium to large pieces. 2. B  rown shredded beef or pork. Set aside. 3. C  ook bacon until crisp and add to the beef or pork mixture and continue browning all together. Once the meats are medium brown, add in the tomatoes. 4. C  ontinue to add the herbs and seasonings one at a time. Cut all the fruits into small squares except the pomegranate and add to the browned meats.

EVERSE-SEARED RIB-EYE WITH ROASTED MINI POTATOES ND BROCCOLI

pe courtesy of Adrian Rolle, LIFE PACE Intake Manager n it comes to a special occasion dinner, many of us think of steak. The rib-eye cut is known tender and tasty enough that it needs little seasoning. This recipe provides the side s of broccoli and baby potatoes that will be crisp and ready as you sear the steak. You can cook this tasty meal along with Adrian on Tuesday, February 2 at 10 a.m. on LIFE's Facebook page at www.facebook/LIFEseniorservices.

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE STEAK: • 14-oz, 1 & 1/2-inch rib-eye steak • 2 teaspoons kosher salt • Canola or peanut oil FOR THE POTATOES: • Baby Dutch yellow potatoes (as many as you want)

• 1 cup apples • 1 cup pears • 1 cup peaches • 1 cup green bananas • 1 pomegranate • ½ cup almonds • ½ cup pine nuts • ½ cup walnuts CREAM SAUCE: • ½ pound goat cheese • 1 box Philadelphia cream cheese (softened) • Fresh Mexican cheese to taste (example: Queso Panela)

5. Continue cooking all together for about 10 minutes to allow the fruits’ flavors to meld with the meats. The Picadillo mixture should now be ready to stuff the peppers. 6. Keep the stuffed peppers closed with chopsticks and begin blending in cream sauce. 7. Combine cream sauce ingredients with milk, cinnamon and cloves. Add nuts and continue blending. The sauce should be creamy but runny. 8. Set a poblano pepper on a plate. Cover with cream sauce. Add pomegranate seeds and parsley for garnish.

• Extra virgin olive oil • Kosher salt and black pepper • Garlic powder FOR THE BROCCOLI: • 2-3 heads fresh broccoli • Extra virgin olive oil OTHER EQUIPMENT (OPTIONAL) • Oven-safe probe thermometer

INSTRUCTIONS

1. P  reheat oven to 200°F. If using a probe thermometer, insert horizontally through the side of the steak. Place on a sheet pan, and roast until it reaches an internal temperature of 120°F. If not using the probe, cook the steak for approximately 1 hour. While the steak is in the oven, prepare the sides. 2. Parboil the potatoes for 5-6 minutes. Remove and drain from the water and let cool. Using a paring knife, remove the florets from the broccoli. Take the cooled potatoes and the broccoli and add to another sheet pan. Drizzle with 3-4 T of olive oil, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Toss it all together on the sheet pan. 3. When the steak is done, remove from the oven and let it rest, uncovered. Turn the oven up to 400°F. Once the oven is heated, put in the pan with potatoes and broccoli and roast for 20-25 minutes, or until potatoes are starting to get crispy, and broccoli starts to brown around the edges. 4. While the veggies are in the oven, take a cast-iron skillet, or another heavy pan, and put on the stove over high heat (it has to be hot to make a great sear). If you have a range hood or other ventilation, now would be the time to turn it onto high! Brush the steak with the canola or peanut oil, and sear in the pan for 1 minute on each side. Once you’ve got a great crust on the steak, remove to a plate and let it rest for at least 5 minutes. Slice diagonally against the grain, and plate. 5. By now, the veggies should also be done! Remove those from the oven, give them a good toss on the pan with a spatula, and plate with the steak. Enjoy!

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TWO MASTER CHEFS FIND A NEW CALLING

Tulsa Restaurant Owner Offers a Slice of Success Andolini’s Pizzeria owner Mike Bausch creates a handbook to help other independent restaurant owners stay in business. BY DEE DUREN, MANAGING EDITOR Executive Chef Michael Fusco

Executive Chef Michael Fusco Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma

By Dee Duren, Managing Editor

Executive Chef Jeff Marlow

for a man taught to have compassion for those who are suffering and to show that caring with food. “It’s the way I was raised, by two Depression kids. My mother was always taking food to someone,” he said.

Michael Fusco knows how quickly His experiences form the foundation of circumstances can change a person’s life. how he sees his role at Catholic Charities. The well-known chef moved to Tulsa from Among other things, Fusco and his staff the East Coast in 1986 to cook for Bodean feed volunteers who serve around 450 Seafood Restaurant. Hard work, talent clients in what has changed to a driveand the support of a hungry community thru food distribution. Demand for food led him to open his own restaurants, Flavors assistance increased 500% in 2020, the and Michael Fusco’s Riverside Grill. Both organization said. establishments were known for high quality, fresh ingredients prepared to At the same time, the suit a variety of dietary needs. "That attitude of pandemic forced the charity to cancel a major compassionate A case of shingles leading fundraising event, Cooking service is at to the rare complication Up Compassion, which of encephalitis in 2015 the heart of was scheduled to take place forced the busy chef to take the mission." this month. The Oklahoma time off and reinforced the - Michael Fusco community and generous importance of health, family foundations have stepped and faith. in to help, but there is always more need, “It changed my life,” Fusco said of the Fusco noted. illness that temporarily damaged his vision Catholic Charities is currently raising and still affects his hearing. “It made me funds for a production kitchen, additional rethink things. People can quickly lose everything through illness and being out of refrigeration to meet the increased demand, and a food market where clients can shop work. Things fall apart.” with vouchers. The chef believes having a Fusco said his family pulled through choice in what food items they take home thanks to the strength of his wife and their will help restore client dignity as people bonds with the community, including work to get on their feet. their church. He became executive chef for That attitude of compassionate service is Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma at the heart of the mission, Fusco said, and two years ago. It was a natural progression 22

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Pizzeria owner Mike Bausch is a big fan of Tulsa. Bausch owns Andolini’s, the pizzeria www.business.org named as the “most recommended restaurant” in one of the country’s most “food-obsessed cities.” In truth, Bausch now owns five Andolini’s Pizzerias, two gelaterias, two food hall concepts, a food truck and Prossimo, a fine-dining Italian restaurant. Bausch is also a fan of using his business smarts to help others succeed. He just released his first book, “Unsliced: How to Stay Whole in the Pizzeria Industry.” And whether or not you have any interest in running a restaurant, you’ll be inspired by the determination that helped a 22-year-old recent college graduate turn one Owasso pizza place into a successful restaurant group. If it seems odd that he’d turn his success into a handbook for potential competitors, Bausch said restaurant owners in Tulsa make a habit of helping each other. That help can be crucial in an industry with a very high failure rate. Statistics show 60% of restaurants fail in the first year of business, 80% within five. Never have the odds been so stacked against independent restaurant owners as during the pandemic, especially when restaurants were forced to close their doors to dine-in customers. That was when the business systems Bausch created were put to the ultimate test. He had to think fast and pivot, trying new ideas like sending his food truck into neighborhoods where people under lockdown welcomed a hot slice of pizza. “I think the national restaurant scene as a whole mobilized, but when I talk to friends all over America, there’s no one who has a whole network of restaurateurs that are really talking to each other the way I’ve seen Oklahoma restaurateurs do,” he said. Through a group chat, business owners gave each other advice for accessing available pandemic funds, keeping both employees and customers safe and figuring out new ways to serve those customers. Why pull together to keep more restaurants alive? For Bausch, it’s simple. He said he can’t imagine living in a world where you can’t enjoy good food with friends and family. “I believe very much in my soul that America won’t let the restaurant industry fail, because in my opinion, life isn’t really worth living without it,” he said.

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it changed the heart of one young volunteer who worked in the kitchen at the start of the pandemic. “She had challenges with authority and taking direction, but she also had this desire to help people,” he said. “She was shocked at the amount of poverty in our society and saw the greater good in helping people in need. Sometimes people are shocked to see how poor someone can be, and the numbers are just growing.” Find out more about Catholic Charities of Eastern Oklahoma at www.cceok.org.

Executive Chef Jeff Marlow Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma By Julie Wenger Watson

Jeff Marlow, the executive chef for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (CFBEO), has been on the frontlines as the COVID-19 pandemic increased the number of food-insecure Oklahomans. A selfdescribed “people person,” Marlow takes pride in his work and does his best to provide delicious and nutritious meals to his clients. Before coming to CFBEO, Marlow was executive chef at the Oaks Country Club and trained under Chef Devine Levine who is now the executive chef for the BOK Center. Marlow made the switch to the Food Bank after volunteering as a board member through Leadership Tulsa. “We make a really nutritional meal that we would want to go out and eat ourselves in restaurants,” he said. “I tell my staff we don’t want to be known as a soup kitchen here. We have skills as chefs and foodies. We need to be able to present the best meal possible because we have people that might not be able to go to a nice restaurant and eat a nice meal. We want to treat our people with dignity and show them that we care for them and love them.” The Food Bank has an on-site Culinary Center with a professional kitchen and demonstration area which has been a key part of the organization’s efforts to help those who are struggling with hunger. Pre-pandemic, the Culinary Center, under Marlow’s direction, regularly prepared meals from perishable foods that would otherwise "Over 90% of the be discarded and served them hot through CFBEO’s Mobile Eatery people we serve food trucks and distributed them are workingfrozen through agency partners. Like class citizens." superheroes, Marlow and his staff have - Jeff Marlow ramped up production astronomically during COVID-19. Marlow is quick to dispel the myth that Oklahoma’s hungry are the homeless and unemployed. “Over 90% of the people we serve are working-class citizens. They’re just not making enough. A single mother or a single father with children and a job, working 40 hours a week, but they’re making little above minimum wage,” he said. “I honestly believe we can end hunger, but I don’t believe we’ll ever end the need for assistance for hunger because there are always going to be those situations. There are always going to be seniors who retire without enough money. I don’t believe people should go to bed hungry.” Marlow is passionate about CFBEO’s mission, and he credits his staff for their hard work. “My staff in the culinary department is just amazing. I believe I’ve got the best culinary team in the state, and that’s why we’re able to do what we do," he said. For more information on all of CFBEO’s programs, including the Lobeck Taylor Foundation Culinary Trade Program, visit www.okfoodbank.org. www.LIFEseniorservices.org

A MEETING OF HOPE TREATMENT WITH DR. JAMES WEBB

Why did you choose Dr. Webb?

It started with a car wreck when I was 25, and my back just kept getting worse and worse. I didn’t know how long I could keep working. I saw a lot of doctors, but the outlook was depressing. I was on a lot of pain medicine. Today if you’re depending on pills, you’re part of the opioid crisis. But I could still barely move, barely walk. I had to convince myself to get out of bed every morning. I was tired of living like that, tired of hurting. My primary back doctor was at his wit’s end trying to get my back better, and he sent me to Dr. Webb.

What procedure did you have done?

He’s done epidural steroid injections. You’d think they’d hurt, but they didn’t. He did ablations that helped. He found spinal fractures which no doctor had ever found. He’s performed kyphoplasty which basically glues bones together, and it’s worked great.

What was your experience like?

Dr. Webb’s office is a one-stop shop on anything and everything you need to help your back. Dr. Webb is awesome. I love the guy, but it’s not just him. His whole staff is wonderful – considerate, caring, thorough. You’re not just a number going in there. It’s very refreshing that way. He draws your blood, checks your hormones and vitamin levels. He helps the whole patient.

Would you refer him?

I’ve been going through this for 20 some years, and Dr. Webb is the first one who has gotten me out of 95% of my pain. He has changed my life; he gave me a life. I would recommend him to anybody that has given up hope, thinking “I will be like this for the rest of my life. This is just what I have to deal with.” If you give him a chance, he can help. I’ve never felt better in my whole life.

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Firing Up a Gold Standard in Charcoal Grilling BY KELSEY HOLDER

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rilling starts with a dream and some heat. But not all heat is created equal. In 1948, Grant Hastings, a native Tulsan, introduced the Hasty Bake charcoal oven. Since then, it has become the gold standard for the discerning grill master. An American classic, Hasty Bake attracts an ardent fan club for both its cooking techniques and homegrown success. James Johnsen – collector, charcoal enthusiast, and historian for all things Hasty Bake – explains how it all began during Hasting’s service in World War II. A Soldier’s Dreams A Central High School graduate, Hastings saw active combat in Africa and Europe. The veteran soldier dreamed of the food he loved back home.

Hasty Bake has been making charcoal grills in Tulsa since 1948.

“There was a time they somehow got a chicken and got a fire going,” Johnsen said. “He did a rotisserie chicken by hand, and he kept having to crank it. So, he wanted to make a cooker where the heat would go around the chicken without having to turn it.” Such began the journey of Hasty Bake. Upon his return stateside, Hastings enlisted a welder and fashioned his charcoal cooker. His goal was to create a convection process to rotate around the meat. As Hastings was fond of saying, “don’t flip the meat, just rotate the heat.” But the innovator didn’t stop with his own personal cooker. “He and his buddy Gus Baker would spend Saturday night having a few beers and cooking ribs on his cooker. Gus decided he wanted one, so they got together and the idea for selling was born,” Johnsen said.

Hasty Bake’s innovative fire box lets you grill, bake or smoke your food.

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Enterprise and Innovation The duo fashioned six prototypes and combined their last names to launch Hasty Bake. What set the new charcoal oven apart? They offered the first hooded grill accompanied by an adjustable two-position firebox, heat deflector, and later a grease drain. The original design, known as The Senior, included the coffin-shaped hood that caused the smoke to rotate. Going a step further with The Country Clubber, Hastings found a unique solution for a www.LIFEseniorservices.org


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Richard Alexander is the new owner of Hasty Bake.

crank that allowed the cook to move the charcoal box up and down for the first time: the window crank assembly from a 1940s Chevrolet pickup. “When you look inside those, it looks like the gear in that pickup to raise and lower the window…that raises and lowers your charcoal,” Johnsen said. Hastings knew he had a unique product, and his sales approach matched his innovative design, according to Jennifer Bussell, Hasty Bake’s marketing director. “He was known for his funny personality; he was very witty. In 1948 early on, he changed the game. He was not afraid to push the limits of marketing and advertising,” Bussell said. His innovative approach included one of Hasty Bake's first brochures with some racy, attention-getting photos. And while those photos may have gotten him in a little trouble at a trade show, they certainly got attention! On a sales trip to pitch to the CEO of a large chain of stores, Mr. Hastings brought along The Camper, a portable model designed for his trips. An idea dawned on him, so he found some chicken and headed into the alley before catching an elevator to his meeting. “He goes in the office, opens it up on the table, and there’s chicken cooking on the grill in front of him. The CEO tells his secretary to go buy some shrimp, and they go out on the roof and cook out all day,” Mr. Johnsen recounted. Enduring Quality So, what makes Hasty Bake endure to this day? Bussell emphasizes that the charcoal ovens’ popularity still rests in that 72-year-old design’s versatility. “They are the best on the market. Everyone wants to raise and lower the firebox. It gives the option to grill, bake, smoke, and provides that perfect sear mark everybody craves,” she said. Bussell said Hasty Bake’s durability and quality also bring back those repeat customers. To this day, Hasty Bake maintains the quality design, still manufactured in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.A. The company is now owned by Richard Alexander. Hasty Bake’s ingenuity continues to amaze new followers, too. “It doesn’t move a ton of air, so it keeps your food juicy with such an even cook all the way through. People that first get on and cook on it refer to it as ‘The Magic Box,’” Johnsen said.

WHO DOES PACE SERVE? As of August 2020, there were 53,000 participants enrolled nationwide in 31 PACE programs. The average age of PACE participants is 77. Women make up 69% of participants while 31% are men. Nearly 49% of PACE participants have been diagnosed with dementia. While these are national figures, what makes PACE so valuable is that despite the high level of care that’s needed – more than 95% of PACE participants can continue to live in the community. WHO QUALIFIES FOR PACE? PACE participants must be age 55 and over, live in the PACE approved service area, meet a certain level of care determined by a nursing assessment and be able to live safely in the community with PACE support at the time of enrollment. PACE participants need help with some of the activities of daily living including dressing, bathing, transferring, toileting, eating and walking. WHO PAYS FOR PACE? The majority of PACE participants (90%) are dually eligible for Medicaid and Medicare. Of the other 10%, most are Medicaid eligible only and 1% pay a premium (are eligible for Medicare only or another retirement program). PACE saves taxpayer dollars because states pay PACE programs 13% less than the cost of other Medicaid services.

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For the proud community of Hasty Bake owners, including the local “Hasty Bake Mafia,” this charcoal oven is more than the best way to cook up a steak. It’s the winner of barbecue competitions, the perfect searer of meats and a legacy to pass down to their children.

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How Do You ‘Cue? Tastes from the Barbecue Belt

There are as many ways to cook barbecue as there are to spell it! Barbecue (also called barbeque, bar-b-que and BBQ) is the art of cooking meat slowly at a low temperature. Distinct styles of cooking reign supreme from the southern “colonies” of North and South Carolina spreading west to Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas and Missouri.

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SIDES White bread or cornbread, coleslaw, pickles and onion

BBQ sauce originated as cooks basted meat with fat and liquid to improve flavor and retain moisture. Areas with a British background developed a vinegar and butter sauce, adding spices like red and black pepper. German and French immigrants added mustard to the process. Tomato-based sauce became standard in the mid-20th century.

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Montereau Chefs Compete For Charity

Montereau chefs used their culinary skills to raise funds for the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma (CFBEOK). Roxanne Fincke, a sous chef, placed first in the “Montereau Chopped!” event – earning a chance to compete against Jeff Marlow, CFBEOK executive chef.

Montereau’s Executive Chef Rex Morris, Sous Chef Roxanne Fincke and Director of Food and Beverage Chad Horvath.

The “Montereau Chopped!” cooking competition is a spin on the popular cooking show, “Chopped!” The cook-off, which started in September, was a way to raise money for the food bank during the pandemic. Once a month, chefs went head-to-head

(or cleaver-to-cleaver). They were given 45 minutes to create a dish using a basket of surprise ingredients. A few of the mystery ingredients included wild boar, tart cherries and dried guajillo chili peppers. “When you’re doing what you love, you never have to work a day in your life. It’s a motto that I live by. The competition gives the kitchen a chance to have a lot of fun, use their creativity, and most importantly, give back to the community,” said Chad Horvath, Montereau director of food and beverage.

House, as well as a showing of the recently released movie, Tulsa.

Under the Stars With Hospitality House of Tulsa State and national leaders showed support for Hospitality House of Tulsa in an outdoor fundraiser called “Hospitality Under the Stars.” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine delivered a pre-recorded keynote speech during the 30-minute program, which included remarks by Oklahoma Secretary of Commerce and Workforce Development, Sean Kouplen. Over $100,000 was raised at the event held at the Admiral Twin Drive-In. The event also featured inspiring true stories of families who were staying at Hospitality

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More than 240 people attended the event celebrating the beginning of the Hospitality House of Tulsa’s fifteenth year of service. Since opening in 2006, over 7,000 families have benefitted from the services provided by Hospitality House, which include lodging, meals, prayer support, and transportation assistance. The only organization of its kind in Oklahoma, Hospitality House serves families with patients of all ages and any diagnosis, who are receiving care at any Tulsa-area hospital. “Hospitality House is taking in family members of people who are critically ill, and we are grateful for [this organization] stepping up to the plate, taking on the needs of the community, so families can get better and be with their loved one,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine. “I’m proud to live in the city of Tulsa. I’m proud of what Hospitality House is doing for this great city. Thank you for supporting Hospitality House.”

Elaine Johns opens a Memorial Day ceremony at the Vietnam Memorial Wall at the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park

AARP Honors 2020 Andrus Award Finalists The 2020 Andrus Awards and Volunteer Celebration virtually honored Oklahomans age 50plus for their dedicated volunteer work across the state. The Andrus Award is named in honor of AARP founder Dr. Ethel Percy Andrus and is the highest honor presented by AARP. The 2020 Andrus Award was presented to Elaine Johns of Enid. For the past 20 years, Elaine Johns

The winners of each round were determined by a panel of judges, who based their critiques on creativity, taste and presentation. The last round against Chef Marlow took place when this publication went to press, so check out Montereau’s Facebook page to find out who earned the title of "Montereau Chopped!" champion. All proceeds earned from ticket sales are being donated this month to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma – totaling more than $1,000.

has been the driving force behind the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park in Enid, according to AARP. The Wall of Honor includes a replica of the Vietnam Memorial Wall, eight living walls with names of thousands of Oklahoma veterans and the M. L. Becker Learning Center. Johns’ dedication to the Wall of Honor’s mission to “remember, honor, educate, and heal” is inspirational, AARP Oklahoma State Director Sean Voskuhl said. Johns also coordinates the annual Memorial Day and Veterans Day services, which typically draw thousands of attendees. She was credited for being a tireless ambassador for veterans’ needs and accomplishments. Her dedication and determination established the Woodring Wall of Honor and Veterans Park as a place to learn and honor our veterans and celebrate those who pledged their lives to our country. To view the virtual celebration, visit www.facebook.com/ AARPOK/.

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12 Gadgets THAT SIMPLIFY COOKING BY KIMBERLY BLAKER

1. Automatic Pan Stirrer with Timer {$25 at Uncommon Goods} This device will save your arms on sauces and other dishes that need constant stirring. Set the timer and place the stirrer in your pan. Then work on the rest of your meal or just sit down and relax. This stirrer is perfect, especially if you find it challenging to stand at the stove or stir for an extended time.

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2. Kale & Herb Razor {$15 on Uncommon Goods} Sometimes, the simplest gadgets can make a huge difference. This small razor quickly strips kale, herbs and leafy vegetables to save you from repetitive chopping and slicing with a knife.

5. Fullstar Vegetable Chopper Dicer Mandoline Slicer {$27.97 on Amazon} This gadget simplifies food prep with seven interchangeable blades that quickly chop, dice, slice, spiralize, grate, and more, quickly and safely. The prepared food then drops into the container, keeping everything in one place, ready for the next step.

8. OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer {$9.99 on Amazon} Avocados can be slippery, dangerous fruits to handle with a sharp knife. This tool makes it easy and safe to cut, de-pit and slice avocados.

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3. Salad Cutter Bowl {$7.99 on Amazon} Simplify your salad with this all-in-one device. Wash and strain fruits and veggies, flip it over to cut through slits, turn to cut pieces again, then flip over for a ready-made salad. If salad isn't your thing, use it to quickly chop fruits, veggies and more. 4. Easy Egg Peeler {$15 at Uncommon Goods} Peeling hard-boiled eggs can be difficult, especially if you have arthritis or when those tiny little pieces of shell stick to the egg. The Easy Egg Peeler does the hard work for you. Your only job is to shake it up then peel off the outside.

7. Butefo 8-in-1 Kitchen Tool {$14.99 on Amazon} If you're low on counter space, this device conveniently stores eight basic kitchen tools together. It includes a funnel, measuring cup, fruit squeezer, egg masher, spice grater, egg separator, cheese grater and silicone cap opener.

9. Hamilton Beach Open Ease Automatic Jar Opener {$36.99 on Amazon} A stubborn jar lid can wreak havoc on your hands as you strain to twist it open. This automatic jar opener does the work for you – just place it over the lid and press the button to turn and release.

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11. Tilt-Head Stand Mixer {$259.99+ depending on the model at KitchenAid} Countertop stand mixers allow for easy mixing without effort. The tilt-head design comes with a dough hook, beater and whip. It's easy to swap out the other attachments, including a pasta roller, spiralizer, juicer, shredder, slicer, sausage stuffer, grinder and even ice cream maker.

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6. Rapid Slicer {$12.95 on Amazon} This simple device makes cutting small fruits and veggies easy, quick, and safe. It holds food in place while you slide the knife through, protecting your fingers while cutting more at once. You can even use it to slice meat and bread products.

10. NutriChef 12-Cup Food Processor {$87.99 on Amazon} This gadget does the work for you when it comes to meal prep. It comes with six blades to slice, shred, mash, chop, knead, emulsify, and juice large amounts of both wet and dry ingredients.

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12. Instant Pot Pressure Cooker {$79.99+ at Instant Brands} The Instant Pot Pressure Cooker is another multi-use cooking tool that simplifies the cooking process while also speeding it up. You can use it to saute, steam, cook rice, make yogurt and more. It also serves as a pressure cooker or slow cooker. Some versions also include other settings like an air fryer adapter.

ARE YOU CURIOUS ABOUT HOW SOME OF THESE GADGETS OPERATE? View the digital edition for links to a demonstration video when the symbol is displayed. Visit www.LIFEseniorservices.org and select "Vintage Newsmagazine" under the education/resources tab.

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Recommended Reads

Bunkering With Books A Balanced Diet of Books BY CONNIE CRONLEY I am a simple soul, and I like to understand the words I am reading. Of course, it’s nice to expand my vocabulary and learn new words, but in moderation. So, when I read a book review in the New York Times that began, “He ensorcells us still,” I pulled back. I went on to read: “Here phylogeny closely replicates ontogeny,” and furthermore, “…this entire book can be read as an elaborate prolegomenon.” Check, please. I’m out of here. Ensorcells, phylogeny, ontogeny, prolegomenon – I don’t know what any of those words mean. This was a review of a book about John F. Kennedy written by a Stanford University professor emeritus. A book I might have been interested in reading before this reviewer chased me away with his scary vocabulary. I try to read a balanced diet of books including serious subjects, at least occasionally. That is why I read “Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America,” winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Author Eliza Griswold proves that even complicated subjects with technical terms can be explained in plain English. She tells the true story of low-income families in two rural towns in Pennsylvania caught up in the lucrative fracking business and the lure of leasing gas rights on their property.

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A nurse, the single mother of two, was trying to find the mysterious cause of her children’s debilitating health problems and the deaths of pets and animals. The author joined her in the search, and they began to identify the toxins that poisoned the air, the water and the soil. The book takes on the drama of a thriller as they churn through labyrinthian battles with state officials and federal agencies in a chilling account of the human cost of America’s energy boom. I read this book because I wanted to learn about fracking, something that has gone on right under my feet in Oklahoma, and boy did I. “Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents” by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson has been praised in the highest terms by critics. The New York Times proclaimed it “almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century.” The Chicago Tribune wrote, “It should be at the top of every American’s reading list.” With acclaim like that, how could I not read it? The premise is that powerful, prevailing caste systems influence our lives beyond race and class. With detailed research, the author links three caste systems: America, India and Nazi Germany. I was most interested in the history of America’s caste system, especially the concept that some consider white supremacy to be spiritually nourishing. Meaning, I suppose, racism is akin

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to religion. If you're not in that camp, it's a hard concept to understand. Most sobering of all was learning how Nazi Germany based racism in the Third Reich on the U. S. laws and policies. Hitler praised the near genocide of Native Americans and saw the U.S. Immigration Restrictive Act of 1924 as a model for his program of racial purification. German authorities were amazed at how far the U.S. went with miscegenation and racial segregation laws. When I see them listed, I am amazed, too, and ashamed. For all my admiration, I found the book wordy and heavy-handed, the information driven home with a mallet. To comfort my troubled mind, I reread the exquisite 1953 masterpiece “The Go-Between” by L. P. Hartley. Set in a shimmering summer in Victorian England, it is the story of an innocent boy, a secret love affair, Englishness, class divisions and repression. The novel’s famous opening line is, “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.” The book haunts me long after I close the pages. Look also for the brilliant Harold Pinter film of 1971 starring Julie Christie and Alan Bates. Novel and film can transport us out of a wintry Oklahoma to a different time and place.

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Follow LIFE Senior Services on Facebook for video outreach, news, local events and resources for seniors. Find the following content and more at   www.facebook.com/LIFESeniorServices during February. Ask SeniorLine With Sarah Tronnier, MSW Fridays, February 5, 12, 19 and 26 • 2 p.m. Join Sarah Tronnier, LIFE's lead case manager for SeniorLine, on Fridays at 2 p.m. for tips on senior living. She has two special programs planned for February 12 and 26, but will also be live on February 5 and 19. • Getting Real…Relationships as We Age Friday, February 10 • 2 p.m. The older we get, the more meaningful are the relationships we seek. To survive and thrive, connecting with others is important. How do those connections change, and even strengthen, as we age?  • February is American Heart Month Friday, February 19 • 2 p.m. Don’t believe the myth! Experiencing heart disease does not have to be an inevitable part of getting older. Let’s talk about some daily habits that can decrease your chances of dealing with heart disease.  elebration Cooking With Adrian C Tuesday, February 2 • 10 a.m. Join LIFE’s Adrian Rolle as he demonstrates a simple recipe that feels fancy but can be done in the comfort of your kitchen. Featuring a juicy steak, potatoes and broccoli, this meal is perfect for Valentine’s Day, a celebration or any special occasion. See the recipe on page 21. J enny Johnson, American Parkinson’s Disease Association Wednesday, February 3 • 2 p.m. Jenny Johnson, and Gail Bieber, LPC, will discuss Parkinson’s Disease and the upcoming Parkinson’s Roadmap for Education and Support Services (PRESS) education series. The free 10-week class is especially helpful for those diagnosed with PD within the past five years. The series will be presented via Zoom on Thursdays, 5:30 – 7 p.m., February 11 – April 15. For more information about the education series, contact APDA at (918) 747-3747. Registration is required. Crafting With Roxanne • Chocolate for My Valentine Wednesday, February 10 • 2 p.m. If you are looking for a cute and inexpensive Valentine’s gift for a spouse, friend or other relatives, this could be it. All you will need is a wine glass, red and white acrylic paint, red or white tissue paper, red ribbon and red foam hearts (all available at Dollar Tree). And don’t forget the Hershey’s Kisses! • Bunny Bottom Pots Wednesday, February 24 • 2 p.m. These decorative flower pots may give you Spring Fever! You will need a pom pom bunny kit, a clay pot set, white acrylic paint, floral foam, small twine carrots, floral/greenery, jute twine and blue gingham ribbon. Almost everything should be available at Dollar Tree. Check Walmart for the blue gingham ribbon. 

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TABLE FOR TWO

Tired of the “same old, same old” when it comes to beverages? There’s a world of flavors to explore in your favorite mug or glass. Whether you add alcohol or leave it out, take pleasure in preparing and sipping these delicious drinks. Winter months can drag on – treat yourself!

The Classic Manhattan

Recipe courtesy of Adrian Rolle

The Manhattan is a classic cocktail that dates back to the 1800s. This simple cocktail is hard to beat and lives up to the long, rich history behind it with its simple ingredients of rye, vermouth, and bitters. Next time you’re home making cocktails give the Manhattan a shot, you won’t be disappointed!

INGREDIENTS • 2 ounces rye whiskey • 1 ounce sweet vermouth • 2 dashes of bitters (Angostura or Cocoa) INSTRUCTIONS 1. In a shaker or other mixing cup, add ice, rye, vermouth and bitters. 2. D  on’t shake! This is a stirred drink, so take a bar spoon, and stir thoroughly! 3. S  train into a martini or coupe glass, garnish with a cherry.

Hot Apple Toddy

Recipe courtesy of www.thespruceseats.com Warm up from the inside out this winter. The hot toddy is believed to have been originally prescribed by an Irish physician as a recipe for reducing cold symptoms. Since alcohol doesn’t mix well with some cold medications, we’ve included a note for making it a “not toddy.”

INGREDIENTS

• 1 teaspoon honey • 2 ounces whiskey or apple brandy • 5 ounces apple cider • Lemon wedge, cinnamon stick and whole cloves as garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Heat up the apple cider and warm up a coffee mug. 2. Coat the bottom of the glass with honey and add the whiskey or apple brandy. 3. Fill with hot apple cider. 4. Garnish with lemon wedge on side of glass, cinnamon stick and cloves in drink. Note: For a Hot “Not” Toddy, substitute 7 ounces of hot, brewed tea for the cider and alcohol.

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Mojito Mocktail

Lemon-Ginger Brew

A refreshing mix of lime and mint, the mojito may become your new favorite drink. A non-alcoholic version can be a great pick-me-up. If you’re not familiar with the term “muddle” in the instructions, it means to press fresh ingredients against the base of a glass or bowl to gently extract the juicy flavor.

This one takes a little more preparation, but it sounds delicious if you're a fan of ginger. The recipe makes about 3.5 cups. It can store in the refrigerator for up to two weeks. For a variation, muddle three hulled strawberries in a highball glass and add the lemon-ginger brew, stirring well and adding ice.

Recipe courtesy of BBC Good Food

INGREDIENTS • 1 tablespoon sugar • Mint, small bunch • 3 limes, juiced • Soda water INSTRUCTIONS 1. Muddle (crush) the sugar with mint leaves using pestle and mortar or a small bowl and the end of a rolling pin or wooden spoon. 2. Put a handful of crushed ice into two tall glasses. 3. Divide the lime juice and mint mix between the glasses. 4. Add a straw and top up with soda water.

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Recipe courtesy of Bon Appétit

INGREDIENTS

• 8 ounces ginger, peeled and chopped • ½ cup fresh lemon juice • 1/3 cup agave syrup or pure maple syrup

INSTRUCTIONS 1. P  ulse ginger in a food processor to a coarse paste or finely grate. 2. B  ring ginger and 6 cups of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Reduce heat and simmer to 3 cups, about 30-40 minutes. 3. S  train into a large jar and mix in lemon juice and agave syrup. Add more lemon or agave as desired. Let it cool, then cover and chill.

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PEOPLE & PLACES

In 2020, Tulsa Bone & Joint opened the new Union Pines Surgery Center. Tulsa Bone & Joint surgeons performed more than 100 outpatient, hospital-free joint replacement surgeries there in 2020.

Edra Landers poses for a headshot at Oxford Glen Memory Care at Owasso during their resident photo-shoot.

Residents at Covenant Living of Bixby enjoy time together for a game of noodle ball.

Mel, a resident at The Parke Assisted Living, celebrating a special birthday.

Attendees at LIFE’s East Side Senior Center got in the holiday spirit – all the way down to their masks!

Send Us Your Pictures LIFE Senior Services wants to see what you're doing to stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic. Submit high-resolution photos to kharris@LIFEseniorservices.org by the 1st of every month.

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CLASSIFIEDS

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AUTO REPAIR

Strickland Automotive Strickland Automotive is locally-owned and – operated with over 40 years of auto repair experience. We perform all types of vehicle repair, from computer and electrical problems to engine and transmission overhauls. ASE Certified mechanics.Open six days a week, with towing provided. Call Gary (918) 832-7072.

BIBLE STUDY

Weekly Bible Reading Session Join us in reading, explaining and discussing the bible on Friday nights 7:00 p.m. CST and 8:00 p.m. EST. Questions are always welcome. Perfect for those who cannot get out of the house. Call (918) 872-1400.

BOOKS

THE MOMENT I SAW YOU This internationally acclaimed 256 page book of poetry for lovers of all ages creates for the readers feelings and emotions all have known in their lives. Relive those experiences by reading the beautiful love poems in this book. The Moment I Saw You: Poetry for Lovers by W. Blaine Wheeler is available on Amazon.com.

CARPET CLEANING

ALL PRO Carpet Cleaning Senior and caregiver discounts. Carpet, furniture, rug cleaning. Pet odor removed and Teflon protectant available. Emergency water extraction. Residential and commercial services. Professional truck mount steam cleaning. Carpet repairs and restretching. Prompt, professional, quality service at a fair price. Certified, insured. Veteran owned and operated. Call Thomas Fink, owner/ technician, for free estimate (918) 636-6303.

CEMETERY LOTS

Calvary Cemetery Calvary Cemetery, section 7, Way of the Cross. Two side-byside spaces lot 204, space 6 and lot 207, space 4. Asking pricing is $4,500 for both. Truly a beautiful view. Call (405) 273-7071. Floral Haven in Broken Arrow Floral Haven, Garden of Devotion. Standard single lot, or double-depth interment for two persons, or cremated remains of two persons. $2300. Call (816) 304-7664 or bjward521@gmail.com. Lower Priced Lots in Memorial Park Garden of the Christus area, section 15, lot 58. Two plots are

together. Retail value $2,145 each, selling for $1,300 each. Pics are available. Call or email at billtresa@cox.net or (918) 855-7638. Memorial Park Cemetery Two Single Spaces Two single spaces which are not close together. Section 9A, Lot 35, Space 6. Section 21, Lot 212, Space 1. Asking $1200 each. Contact Ron at ron.cleveland1947@gmail.com or call (417) 793-0743. Priced to Sell In Memorial Park 4 Spaces at Memorial Park Section 35, Lot 288. Retail Value $2,850 each. Will sell for $2,550 each or all 4 spaces for $9,000. Call (479) 643-2457 or email judithblazer@msn.com. Spaces at Memorial Park Multiple spaces for sale. Section 34, Lot 416. No burials there and no markers. Current value is $2,20 0/ea. Will sell for $1,900/ ea. If interested, contact Cindy Taylor at Oxley.Plots@gmail. com or (281) 990-6223.

COMPUTER SERVICES

Does Technology Frustrate You? Honest, patient, ethical help with your pc, router, wifi, cell phone, email, streaming, camera, password recovery, etc. 30 years of IT experience in Tulsa. Special rates for seniors. References available. Call or email Carmen Armstrong. Carmstrongva@gmail.com or call (918) 688-7453.

DAYTIME CARE Daytime Care For Older Loved Ones LIFE’s Adult Day Health offers convenient, affordable daytime care at three locations in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. For more information, call LIFE’s Adult Day Health at (918) 664-9000.

ESTATE SALES

2MS Estate Sales ...Tulsa’s Finest! Downsizing? Estate Liquidation? Let us take the worry away and Maximize your return. No out of pocket expense. We specialize in senior transitions, with over 20 years in the senior housing market. My team includes realtors, moving company, senior housing and attorneys if needed. Please contact Michelle Reed (918) 691-5893 or Atulsa@aol.com also Facebook 2MSestatesalestulsa for a Free consultation.

FINANCIAL/INSURANCE

Medicare Assistance Program The Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) at LIFE Senior Services provides accurate information, counseling and

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assistance relating to Medicare benefits for Medicare beneficiaries, their representatives and persons soon to be eligible for Medicare. Call MAP at LIFE Senior Services (918) 664-9000 or toll-free at (866) 664-9009. Need A New Medicare Plan? The Medicare Supplement Store at Promenade Mall is your “One-Stop-Shop” for Medicare Supplements, Advantage Plans, & Drug Plans. We can give you a quote from top-rated carriers like: Aetna, Blue Cross, Humana, GlobalHealth, UnitedHealthCare, Mutual of Omaha and others. For information, call Bob Archer today (918) 814-5550.

GARDENING/LAWN CARE

AAA Lawns & More Total lawn care. Lawn Mowing. Leaf removal. Snow removal. Gutter clean-up. Specialist in fence/property line lawn cleanup. Stump grinding and small tree work. Dedicated to making your lawn look its best. Insured, honest, experienced and dependable. Veteran-owned. We are a small company with personal service. References available. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Larry. (918) 361-1299.

Green Hibiscus Lawn & Garden Services Scheduled garden maintenance (weeding, planting, mulching). Garden bed design and installation. Hedge & shrub trimming. Tree pruning & removal. Leaf clean up. Hauling green debris. Call Charles (918) 636-0298. Kimble Davis Tree Company Family-owned and operated. Specializing in all aspects of tree care: restoration, pruning/ thinning, removal, stump grinding, hedge trimming, firewood available. Serving Tulsa for 25 years. References. Member BBB. Insured. ISA certified arborist. Check us out at www.kdtreeco.com. Call Kimble at (918) 853-5383. Mower Repair / Maintenance All brands – Riders, ZTR's, Walk-behinds, UTV’s / ATV’s. Top Quality work, ASE certified Mechanic. Pick-up and Delivery available. Tulsa and surrounding counties. Maintenance specials include pick-up and delivery 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call Scott (918) 519-3869. New Season Lawn & Tree LLC Now accepting new customers. Fall clean-up available. Mowing, trimming, leaf and debris removal, fence line trim/cleanup, leaf mulching, flower beds. Tree

pruning/thinning and removal. Shrub and hedge trimming/ shaping of all sizes. Pressure Washing driveway, decks, siding. ISA Certified Arborist. Fully insured with verified references. Best rates, senior discounts. Free Estimates.Call Todd (918) 639-2262. www.newseasonlawnandtree.com HOME REPAIR/REMODELING A Handy Helping Hand Professional home maintenance, painting, and improvements. Whether you’re making overdue repairs, sprucing up your home and garden, or optimizing your home’s “sale-ability” potential, call Joe Surowiak with A Handy Helping Hand. Professional results. Competitive rates. (918) 520-0333. Allen’s Handyman Services of Tulsa “Your Home Improvement and Repair Specialist.” 20th year serving Tulsa seniors. “One call can do it all.” 10% senior discount. Insured. All work guaranteed in writing. No pay until job is completed. Plumbing, drain cleaning, grab bars, electrical, carpentry, painting, seamless guttering installation/repair/cleaning. Dryer vent cleaning. Roof, tile and drywall repair. Wood siding/ trim replacement. Deck repair, power washing, staining. Tree trimming. No job too small. For free estimate, call Allen at (918) 630-0394. Big C’s Plumbing Services Your one stop Plumbing Shop! Call us and I guarantee you will never have to call another plumbing company. Licensed, bonded and insured for your protection....Call (918) 855-9216, tell us you saw us in the Vintage Newsmagazine receive an automatic 10% discount....call us now. Bumgartner Plumbing Licensed, with over 30 years of experience. Rates are low and based on the job, not the hour. No service call fee or travel time charge. Senior and caregiver discount. Plumbing service and repair our specialty. Honest, professional service you can count on. Lic. # 82750. (918) 355-4747. Burton Painting Specializing in all aspects of exterior and interior home painting. Staining, sealing, and painting faux finishes. Decks, fences, cabinets and floors. Free estimates. 30+ years of experience. Reliable, courteous, professional service. Fully insured. (918) 378-2858.

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CLASSIFIEDS Dave’s Heat and Air, Inc. Licensed, insured, and bonded. Honest and reliable service for over 30 years. Competitive rates. Specializing in heating and air conditioning service and repair. All makes and models. Residential and light commercial. Tulsa metro area. Family-owned and operated. (918) 437-8101.

Scrap Metal Haul Off/Handyman Free haul off/pick up of appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners, hot water tanks and any scrap metal. Also offering handyman services. Call John at (918) 313-4405.

Doc J’s Heat and Air LLC We install, replace and repair all brands of quality heating and air-conditioning equipment. Our contractor has over 25 yrs. of experience. Your comfort is our business. Contact us today for a service appt or free estimate for a HVAC system. Senior discounts on services. Call (918) 921-4240, docj@docjsheatandair.com

Senior Express Cleaning Senior express cleaning and or shopping. Trustworthy and experienced. Service with a smile. Call Sammy’s (918) 808-0914.

Free Storm Inspection Do you have a leaky roof? Call for free inspection/emergency tarp service. Small roof repair free for seniors. We provide patient, honest and ethical help through any insurance claims. Call Brian Morris at (918) 734-4444. Proof Construction, 1924 W. Albany St., Broken Arrow. Other services include patios, outdoor kitchens, etc. Handyman & Construction Services 30 Years Experience! All Handicap Accessories – grab bars, handicap access abilities; Framing, Drywall, Tape & Bed; Texture & Paint, Plumbing, Electrical, Tile, Laminate & Wood Floors. Free Estimates, Competitive Rates, Professional Service. Call Craig (918) 892-4168. New Season Junk Removal LLC Commercial and Residential removal of furniture, yard waste, appliances, construction waste. We will dispose of hot tubs, mattresses, and e-waste. Disposal and Recycling of televisions and refrigerators available. Cleanouts include foreclosure clean outs and garage clean outs. Fully Insured. Discounts available for senior citizens, military, first responders. Call Todd at (918) 639-2262 or email

newseasonjunkremoval@gmail.com. Visitwww.newseasonjunkremoval.com.

RDA Remodeling, LLC We offer home repair services, full remodeling and insulation. Call (918) 209-5766. Same Day Services Light Hauling /Light Moving – help you rearrange room furniture, lawns-grass mowing/ small paint jobs/cleanup/ fence repair/light construction/sheet rock tile repair – We are honest dependable. References. Call (918) 313-5230.

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HOUSING OVERJOYED NOT OVERWHELMED Some days you want to move, and others, not so much. OVERWHELMED with the process? Let a Certified Senior Housing Specialist (CSHP) guide you through the entire process. One call, One Company, DONE! Licensed and Bonded and BBB Member. Mature Transitions Of Tulsa (918) 973-1350 or (918) 605-1480. Senior Community in Sperry Senior Community 50+ in Sperry, 2 bed, 1 bath single level, trash and lawn service included. $750/month. 2 units available. (918) 289-6630. Senior Friendly Duplex For Rent Senior friendly duplex with 2 bedrooms and 2 bath is available. Located at 75th & Birmingham by ORU this updated unit provides necessities for seniors. Washer, dryer, cable, stainless steel appliances, granite counters, vaulted ceiling, medical alert button. 24 hour security. Also, available next door is an oversized Mother-in-law Suite. Call for pricing (918) 491-9929.

LEGAL

Full Service Estate Planning Law Firm Trusts, Wills, Gift and Tax Planning, Powers of Attorneys and more! With offices in Sand Springs and Tulsa. Discount to Veterans and Retired Teachers. Willing to meet you in your place for no extra charge! Call Penni of the Skillern Law Firm at (918) 805-2511. www.skillernlaw.com Need Legal Help? Call Me First. Ramona Jones, Attorney at Law. Why travel when we can do a video conference? Wills, trusts, deeds, advance directives, powers of attorney, probate, divorces, civil, DUI, criminal, guardianships, adoptions and more. Also paperwork for limited scope representation. Credit cards accepted. (918) 585-2255.

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Protect Your Family. Preserve Your Legacy. Attorney Brian Crain can assist you through the legalities of all the big events in your family's life. Estate planning, probate, trusts, adoption, guardianships, real estate, elder exploitation and more. Call (918) 627-4400 or visit www.brianacrain.com. MOBILITY EQUIPMENT/REPAIR Mobility City of Tulsa We repair scooters, power chairs, lift chairs, wheelchairs, etc. Friendly service at our retail store or at your home with our mobile van. We also rent and sell all types of mobility equipment. Great deals on new and used items. (918) 600-2112.

MOVERS

Tulsa Movers Dependable Movers! Low Rates. Free Estimates. Senior Discounts. Call (918) 836-3225.

OIL AND GAS

Mineral, Oil/Gas Interests Want to purchase minerals and oil/gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557, Denver, CO, 80201

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE

Bobbi and Bob’s Personal & Business Assistance Run errands; grocery and personal shopping; transportation to medical appointments, beauty shop, airport or other local destinations; organize home; handle medical insurance claims; provide administrative and secretarial support; wait for deliveries and repairmen at your home. Call Bobbi Warshaw at (918) 852-5302 email: bobbi.warshaw@att.net Caring Hands Specialized one on one care for you or your loved one from a licensed nurse. Services I provide for you or your loved one: Companionship, sitter, light housekeeping, and preparing meals. I provide 12/24 hour shifts at an affordable cost. Please call Delia at (405) 714-8016 for more information. Compassionate Senior Services Do you or a loved one need help with grocery shopping? Maybe help with meals? Or maybe just a companion to visit with or play games with? If this sounds like you or someone you know. Please Call, Christie at (918) 934-7986. Financial Organizer/Liaison Do you or a loved one need help keeping up with mail, balancing a checkbook, paying bills, making phone calls, organizing or preparing for tax time? I can

help! I will work with you or act as a liaison between family members. Call or email me to discuss options. Essential Strategy Consulting, LLC. Gwen Stevens (918) 557-5259, esc9315@gmail.com Ms Pac Ma'am Need help packing or organizing? I can pack boxes for moving, downsizing or decluttering. I can help organize rooms, closets, attics or garages providing you more space. Flexible hours - day or evening. Lots of experience. References available. Jacki (918) 922-9558. Totally Organized Local professional organizer that specializes in home organization including closets, kitchens, pantries, bathrooms, laundry rooms, offices, playrooms, garages as well as decluttering, purging and assistance in packing and unpacking for a move. Senior hourly rates discounted, three-hour minimum. Contact me for your free consultation. (918) 638-8110 or email at peartree2@cox.net

PERSONAL SAFETY

EARS Emergency Alert Response Systems. Enjoy living at home while we listen for your safety with our quality personal medical alarm and monitoring service. Affordable with no long-term commitment. Locally owned and operated (918) 298-0500 or toll-free (877) 885-3277. HALO Medical Alarms Worried about falling? HALO provides medical alert services for those at home or on the go who may need help in an emergency. HALO allows you to get help at the push of a button which is worn as a necklace or wristband. We offer a variety of choices to best fit your needs. Check out the HALO products atour retail store - Mobility City at 61st & Sheridan (918) 392-0566 or (877) 747-HALO (4256)

PERSONAL SERVICES

Affordable Hairstyling In-Home or My Shop With 35 years’ experience, I can help with all of your hairstyling needs. I will come to your home, the hospital, rehab or you can come to my shop. In-shop special: haircut $7 for first time customers only and perms for $45. Senior special pricing can’t be beat! Available Tuesday – Saturday. A Mane Event hairstyling, located near 11th and Yale at 937 South Canton. Call Mary Wilkinson at (918) 834-2686. Following CDC Guidelines – masks worn, temperature taken, safe environment.

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Salon Retro Hair care for men and women, specializing in senior clients. This month’s special - First time customers receive one of the following for $12: Haircut or Style or Manicure. $45 for cut and perm. Pedicures are $20. Very Experienced Hairdressers! Come see us in Midtown at Highland Plaza, 5661 East 41st Street (corner of 41st and Hudson). (918) 742-3440.

PET CARE FURever Friend PetCare Have a fur baby who needs a walk, some playtime or an overnight sitter? I'm flexible and available for extended stay, drop-in meal/ potty/cuddle time, walks, or litter cleaning. My passion is animals. I have 60+ years of experience. I'm affordable, bonded and have references. Let me make your life easier, let's talk. Jacki (918) 922-9558. Home Veterinary Care Experience Tulsa’s most convenient veterinary service in the comfort of your own home. Our goal is to develop a personal relationship with each of our clients and patients. Contact us today to schedule your house call appointment. Call (918) 892-9382 or email DrFielstra@gmail.com or visit us atwww.homevetcaretulsa.com.

REAL ESTATE

House For Sale (Seniors 55+) House for Sale by Owner. Over 55+ Gated. One story. Want contemporarythis is not it. If you want elegance, this is it. 3 bedroom, 3 bath, living room, dining, breakfast, laundry, sun room, porch, 2 fireplaces, 2 car. Dues: 24 hour armed security, home security system, complete lawn care, Cox pkg. & mgt. Live at ease and safe $429,000. Good price. (918) 742-0550.

TRANSPORTATION

My Driver Transportation Service Let me do the driving. To and from work, airport, shopping, errands, post office, appointments. Also, LIFT VAN transportation available. Able to assist getting to and from bed. Senior sitting. Also, small breed dog boarding. 20 years experience. CLEET certified and licensed. References. Member, Better Business Bureau. (918) 491-9929.

VOLUNTEER

JUST DO IT! If you've been looking for a way you can make a difference, consider joining the Millennium Hospice team as a volunteer. Caregiver relief is so important during this difficult time. Volunteers provide that by sitting with patients for an hour or so. Training is provided. (918) 493-6555.

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TO ADVERTISE, CONTACT: Bernie Dornblaser (918) 664-9000 or bdornblaser@LIFEseniorservices.org

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Mr. and Mrs. James L. Coombs Nev and Barbro Cox Martha B. Cox Harriett Coy Kathy S. Craft Brenda Craige Eddie and Eileta Creekpaum Jane Cripps Jennifer Crites Robert and Susan Cronk Leslie Dalton Charles Danley Dave's Heat & Air Susan Davis Mary L. Dell Coby and Debbie Denton John and Martha Desmond Delores Dieman Tom Donaldson Cindy Duck Charles and Annette Dudley William Eagleton IV Jack and Martha Earls Jeravonne L. Eastin Logan Eddy Julie Eggers Herbert and Dorothy Elias Harry Ells Patti Emmons Janice Eskridge Bud and Joyce Evans Susan Faulkner Connie Feland Terry Fenner Bill and Linda Fiddler Theresa M. Finck Allen Fitzgerald Jackie Fletcher Flint Family Foundation The Sharna and Irvin Frank Foundation Mike and Sheryl Fritts Silvia Furgason John and Marge Gaberino Fred Garfinkel, MD Suzanne Gates The Gelvin Foundation Vicki Graham Michael and Bette Graves Trevor Gray Hettie Green Stephen and Kathy Griffin Frieda Grossbard Pat Grosso Eddie Groves Michael and Mary Haddican

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