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Customers wait for “Back to the Future” to start after the sun sets at the Chief Drive-In in Ninnekah. Gov. Stitt expanded non-essential business closures to all 77 Oklahoma counties, which will affect drive-in theatres.

Conner Caughlin

April 2, 2020

NINNEKAH -- As the COVID-19 outbreak worsens in the United States, some Oklahoma drive-in theatres were trying to keep their doors open to cure cabin fever.   Drive-ins across Oklahoma were open until Gov. Kevin Stitt expaned his “safer-at-home” policy to all 77 Oklahoma counties on Wednesda...

Lebanese Sisters Bring Middle Eastern Flavor to Norman

Shereen Hashem

April 27, 2017

An aroma of meats cooking and Middle Eastern pastries baking filled the air in the small takeout restaurant wedged between Sonic and 7-Eleven. Sisters Mediterranean Taste, located on the intersection of Chautauqua Avenue and Imhoff Road, is owned by sisters who are Lebanese immigrants. “When first...

Creek Business Woman Finds Advantages in Being a Minority

Ashley Eddy

April 1, 2017

Many minority business owners have legitimate complaints when it comes to breaking into the business environment, but a Native American business owner recognizes it as a positive. Salina Dornan owns and operates the Re-New U Med Spa located in Eufaula, Oklahoma. She opened the business in Septemb...

Chickasha landmark still smoking after decades of business

Nick Sanders

April 1, 2017

Waffle fries, ribs and brisket. A secret sauce that no one knows the recipe to, and great hospitality. Roy’s Barbecue opened in Chickasha, OK 46 years ago, and the smoky fire has yet to subside. Roy Bryant was no stranger to good food when he opened the joint in 1971. As a young man, he spent his...

Oklahoma City Sandwich Shop Employs Daughter to Help Business

Garrett Davis

April 1, 2017

The owners of a sandwich shop in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, have decided after nine years to transfer operational duties to their daughter in hopes of promoting their restaurant online and reaching a younger audience. Lee’s Sandwiches opened in 2008 under Minh Nguyen, a local Oklahoma City business own...

Norman Museum Exhibit Emphasizes Unique Environmental Sustainability Practice

Norman Museum Exhibit Emphasizes Unique Environmental Sustainability Practice

Garrett Davis

March 4, 2017

A museum in Norman, Oklahoma, recently opened an exhibit which combines indigenous knowledge and modern science to deliver environmental sustainability. The Sam Noble Museum unveiled “Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science.” from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry on January ...

International Students are Given Something to ‘Buzz About’

Shereen Hashem

March 3, 2017

The pungent smells of Indian curry and African rice wafted into the Bookmark Café as students huddled around foods most had never before seen. The University of Oklahoma’s Information Technology ‘Boomer Buzz’ hosted an event specifically for international students. Boomer Buzz is a student-lead ...

Native American Culture Spreads to Future Generation

Tracey Satepauhoodle-Mikkanen, Executive Director of the Jacobson House, teaches students.

Ashley Eddy

March 1, 2017

A festival was held at the Jacobson House Native Art Center aiming to make younger students more aware of Native American cultural and history. Students from Kennedy Elementary came in different shifts throughout the day from school to learn more about the house, focusing on why it is important and teaching the...

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