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Tisci's first Burberry show a London Fashion Week hit

LONDON (AP) — All eyes were on Burberry Monday as new chief creative officer Riccardo Tisci showed his first collection for the...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018

Kick-Off Party, Birthdays, Reunion, Patron Event

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Six to be inducted into Oklahoma African-American Hall of Fame

Six individuals will be inducted into the Oklahoma African-American Hall of Fame during a banquet and induction ceremony set...

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Ditched at dinner

QUESTION: I went out to dinner with my friend and was looking forward to being together. After we sat down, she saw some people...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Aug. 26, 2018

OU Luncheon, Sorority Reunion, Girls Scouts, Maine Event

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday Aug. 19, 2018

Wedding Parties, 50th Anniversary Dinner, Art Opening

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Party like a boss?

QUESTION: Is there a protocol about inviting my boss to my party. He is a lot of fun, but I really don't know him very well....

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Summer Parties: Helen Ford Wallace

Birthday Party, Pi Phis, Open House, Luncheon/Workshop

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Friends for dinner

QUESTION: I love to entertain, but I have noticed lately that many of my friends have declined my invitations to come over for...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, July 29th, 2018

Bridal Party, Luncheon/installation, Birthday Reunion

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Oklahoma City Parties: Helen Ford Wallace

Parade, Retirement, Going Away, Retirement, 50th Anniversary, Inaugural

The OK -- The Travel Issue

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As probably too many of my co-workers here at The Oklahoman can tell you, I bleed purple. In a newsroom and state where the favored college colors tend to crimson and cream or orange and black, that can make a fella feel, well, let's just say...

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Oklahoma performer goes back to her roots

Oklahoma native Leigh Madison writes a different song nearly every day, but most people don't ever get to hear them. However,...

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Shopping for more tipping answers

Shopping for more tipping answers

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, July 8, 2018

Garden Party, Reunion, Wedding Shower, Send-Off, Pass The Gavel

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Compassion wins

Volunteer work is a leisure activity for 16-year-old Claire Grace. Before Claire was even 13, she already had started three...

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Let's Party! Helen Ford Wallace

Awards Dinner, Art Exhibit, Tea, Wedding Shower, New Member Party

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Longtime Salvation Army leader dies

Dan Proctor, a longtime Oklahoma City Salvation Army leader, has died.

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, June 24, 2018

Brunches, Wedding, Annie Oakley, Show House, Redbud Breakfast

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Lost and found: Football ring resurfaces after 15 years

Remington Park security guard takes on mission to reunite ring with owner

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Sealed, delivered, but not signed?

QUESTION: I have read all your various questions and answers about writing thank-you notes and I have two good answers to the...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, June 17, 2018

Parties, Etc.: June 17, 2018: Helen Ford Wallace. Debutantes, Beaux Arts Ball Reception, Wedding Shower, Annual Meeting,...

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How education changed the health, economic well-being of one student

One student's path to professional success came through the state's regional university system.

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Caught stealing?

I take a grad school class and noticed in the online discussion that a classmate copied a book review almost verbatim and...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday May 27, 2018

Glass Luncheon, Hall of Fame Luncheon, Picnic, Art Shows

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Caught in a chat

Columnist says be aware that our invitations on email or Facebook Messenger can quickly become spam if we include too many people.

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Hispanic student starts blog to help parents break language barrier

EDMOND — Understanding English is easy for some, but Hilda Estrada has a mission to help Spanish-speaking parents better...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. 20 for Sunday, May 20, 2018

Parties in Oklahoma City: Helen Ford Wallace

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Looking for love

QUESTION: I am having trouble meeting people. As a single, professional woman looking for male friends, I have tried the dating...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, May 13, 2018

Coffee, Birthday, Art, Tea, Afternoon Event, Home Tour Parties

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20-40-60 eEtiquette: Hold the honey

QUESTION: I'm a woman of a certain age and feel disrespected when young people waiting on me at a store call me “honey” or...

The OK -- The Health Issue

HealthAug 5, 2018

I turned seven in 1968, the youngest of four, but old enough to remember the dinner table disagreements that sometimes grew heated. My dad, a combat veteran of World War II, at that point, still supported America's involvement in Vietnam. My...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, May 6, 2018

Wedding Shower, Luncheon, Celebrations, Awards, Dance

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday April 29, 2018

Borens Honored, Dinner, Luncheon, Tea, Art Show

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, April 15, 2018

Fashion Show, Scout Dinner, Phi Beta Kappa, Military Ball

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, April 8, 2018: Helen Ford Wallace

OU Welcome Party, Spring Dinner, Book Receptions, Honoring Honorees, Military Ball

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Oklahoma City Events: Helen Ford Wallace

Wedding Party, Pi Beta Phi Event, Art Show Reception

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Rebecca Minkoff and others to inspire women to ‘THRIVE’ at Women in Leadership Conference

It takes talent, effort and guts to be a woman in leadership. But, one of these qualities stands out among the rest. “Guts. You...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, March 25, 2018

Allied Arts, Reunion, Vallion Award, Town Hall Dinner

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Who's that bride?

QUESTION: I just received an invitation to a bridal shower. When I opened it, I (A) had no inkling of the name of the honoree...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, March 18, 2018.

Beaux Arts Coffee, Cocktails & Conversation, State Event

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. : Sunday March 4, 2018.

Show House Party, Wedding Shower, Award Winner, Panhellenic Tea

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Philip Anschutz to receive first Western Visionary Award

Philip Anschutz will receive the inaugural Western Visionary Award when the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum...

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Problem saying 'You're welcome'?

Should people say "No problem," or "You're welcome"?

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Oklahoma City Parties: Helen Ford Wallace

Luncheons, Wedding Shower, Birthday Party, Dinner Club, Happy Hour

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018:

Champagne Party, Fashion Group, PEO Chapter, Theta Founder's Day, Art

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Oklahoma City Parties: Helen Ford Wallace

Baseball Gala, Inaugural Event, Chamber Banquet, Art Show, Colonial Dames

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Judy Lehmbeck---Parties and Weddings

Judy Lehmbeck, owner of Judy Lehmbeck Bridal and Party Co., talked about 2018 trends and ideas. She also talked about the...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018

Winter Ball, Baby Shower, Birthday Party

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Boots & Ball Gowns for Infant Crisis Services

February 3rd ---Boots & Ball Gowns Gala

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018

Junior League Event, OU College of Pharmacy Reception, Birthday Party, Art Show.

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Warren Spahn Gala honoring Clayton Kershaw

Chuck Shirley talks about Clayton Kershaw and the Warren Spahn Gala!

Executive Q&A with Timothy Pehrson: Integris Health welcomes new president, chief

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Executive Q&A with Timothy Pehrson: Integris Health welcomes new president, chief

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ArtNow---Oklahoma Contemporary Arts!

ArtNow showcases 25 Oklahoma contemporary artists at the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center.

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OKC Parties, 2018: Helen Ford Wallace

New Year Brunch, Retirement Party, Holiday Parties, Baby Shower

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Helen Ford Wallace: OKC Parties of the Week!

Bachelor's Club Ball, Christmas Parties, Bridal Event

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OSU's Ann Hargis and Scuff were on Parties Extra!

Oklahoma State University's Ann Hargis and her dog Scuff appear on camera!

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Celebrating 30 years of Habitat for Humanity

Ann Felton Gilliland, CEO of Central Oklahoma Habitat for Humanity, talks about 30 years of home building on Parties Extra!

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017

Oklahoma City Parties: Helen Ford Wallace

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Gourmet popcorn at its finest---Kernels and Kandies

Ron and Stacey produce great gourmet popcorn and excellent candy!

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Cyber Senior graduates recognized in ceremony

Concordia Life Care Community residents recently celebrated their graduation from Cyber Seniors at Francis Tuttle Technology...

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Phil Wheeler talks about the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club

Parties at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Dec. 24, 2017

Christmas Parties, Birthday Event, Cocktails, Mercy Gala

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Merry Christmas from Helen!

The Oklahoman was lucky to be serenaded by soldiers from Fort Sill on Thursday, Dec. 21. Listen in.

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Have gun, will travel?

Is it OK to openly wear a loaded gun to family get-togethers during the holidays?

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The OK -- The Year in Pictures

Welcome to the inaugural issue of The OK. (Like the tree) In this quarterly magazine we hope to provide our readers a little...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Dec. 17, 2017

Christmas Parties, Holiday Open Houses, Anniversary, Champagne Reception, Kiwanis Event

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20-40-60 Etiquette: A shower without presents?

QUESTION: I am the hostess for a wedding shower. The bride gave me a link to Amazon where she is registered. When I clicked on...

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Box of ornaments leads to Christmas feeling

From lights to bustle to bits of nostalgia, Oklahoma City has that holiday feeling

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017

Bachelor's Club Debs, Celebration, Birthday, Alumni Events, Art Show

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Helen Ford Wallace: Highlights of the Beaux Arts Ball

Beaux Arts Ball Debutantes, Escorts, King

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King of Beaux Arts Ball announced

Beaux Arts Ball King G. Rainey Williams Jr. was introduced last weekend at the royal art-themed regal Ball at the Oklahoma City...

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Beaux Arts Ball: Oklahoma City Party of the Week

Beaux Arts Ball Debutantes, Escorts, King

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Oklahoma City Parties of the Week! Helen Ford Wallace

Bridal Events, Town Hall, Paseo Awards, Theta Surprise, New Members, Volunteers

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Oklahoma City Parties! Helen Ford Wallace

Ballet Board, Alliance Dance, Mistletoe Market, Launch Party, Visiting French

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Forever young?

Should there be an age cutoff for Granny's presents?

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OKC Parties of the Week! Helen Ford Wallace

Dinner, Awards Luncheon, Hayride, Art Show, New Board, Check Presentation

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Mistletoe Market Happening Now!

Mistletoe Market at the Cox Convention Center

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Face the music

Would you please address the subject of paying wedding musicians?

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OKC Parties of the week: Helen Ford Wallace

Maestro Ball, Advisors Meeting, Kappa Luncheon, High Tea, Painting Party

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Thanks for the experience !

QUESTION: Here's my question: Is it rude to ask someone for an experience gift? I (like many of us, probably) really don't need...

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Helen Ford Wallace: OKC Parties of the Week!

Celebration Dinner, Kings For Cocktails, Anniversary Art

Oklahoma Baptists weigh in on beleaguered seminary leader

LifeMay 13, 2018

Oklahomans are among those weighing in for and against Southwest Baptist Theological President Paige Patterson, a prominent and influential Southern Baptist Convention leader who is currently embroiled in controversy surrounding past remarks he...

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Should reader respond to internet site via letter?

QUESTION: I have an internet-based etiquette question. If I sent a question to an online lifestyle podcast blog that only...

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Helen Ford Wallace: OKC Parties of the Week

Junior League, Wedding Party, Cocktails, Anniversary, Art Show

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Celebrity Roast---Venetian Ball

Venetian Ball to benefit Oklahoma Lawyers for Children

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Oklahoma City Parties

Beaux Arts coffee, wedding showers, Kiwanis dinner, reception, Rotary celebration

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Your Halloween costume is ready--- Party Galaxy!

Marty Dillon talks Halloween and Party Galaxy!

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Helen Ford Wallace: OKC Parties of the Week

Friends of Music, Birthday Parties, Kappa Kickoff, Colonial Dames

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Scotch Tasting for OICA!

Oklahoma City Charity Scotch Tasting Party!

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Lisa Reed, Brent Hart, Joan Bryant---Maestro's Ball--- Parties Extra!

Get your reservations for the 2017 Maestro's Ball

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Helen Ford Wallace: OKC Parties of the Week

Miscellaneous Shower, United Way Party, Pre-Concert Event, Artist Event

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Come to the Broadway Ball!

Lyric Theater Broadway Ball!

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Bourbon, BBQ and Blues, set for Friday--Be there!

Fundraiser for Classen School of Advanced Studies ( Bourbon, BBQ and Blues)

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OKCU Hall of Honor inducts leaders of community, business

Five individuals who have clearly made significant contributions to the growth and development of Oklahoma will be...

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Helen Ford Wallace: OKC Parties of the Week

Annie Oakley Society Luncheon, Dinner at the Governor's Mansion, Dinner Honoring Ed Barth, Redbud Reception, Birthday Party

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Regular Oklahomans following their passions, talents

Regular Oklahomans following their passions, talents

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Jazz quintet performs

We have had some talented musicians perform in our various studios over the past ten years. Musicians from the U.S. Navy...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Sept. 17, 201

Renaissance Ball, Wedding Shower, Table Decorating, Art Reception

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Mary Higgins Clarks is honoree at Annie Oakley Society Luncheon!

Mary Higgins Clark is honoree at the Annie Oakley Society Luncheon at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum!

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Helen Ford Wallace: OKC Parties!

Preview Reception, Casino Party, Tailgate Party,

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Renaissance Ball set for September 8th, 2017!

We talk about the Renaissance Ball on Parties Extra!

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Sherri Coale fires up the crowd!

Sooner Stilettos: Cheerleaders for OU Women's Basketball

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Boyfriend flips lid over cap

The 20-40-60 team answers a reader's question about hat etiquette.

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Sept. 3, 2017.

Sooner Stilettos, Birthday Party, OVAC Preview Event, Lemonade

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Video: Debutante and Bridal dresses: JJ Kelly

JJ Kelly---Bridal and Debutante dresses

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Oklahoma City Event---September 21st

Impact Oklahoma Circles of Impact!!!

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Making a change?

At several restaurants I have been to recently the cashier asked if I wanted to donate money or my change to a specific charity.

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Parties of the week: Helen Ford Wallace

Girl Scout Fundraiser, Junior League Advisory Council, Birthday Party

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Monopoly Ball! Parties Extra!

Parent Promise Monopoly Ball

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Longtime Norman audiologist retires

Eva Saffer, senior audiologist at the Oklahoma Hearing Clinic, in Norman, has announced her retirement.

The producer

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There’s nothing basic about the career of Sir Cameron Mackintosh, who over the past half-century has become widely regarded as the most successful theater producer in the world.

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Boots & Bourbon---Bricktown Rotary

Books & Bourbon-Fundraiser for Bricktown Rotary

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Helen Ford Wallace: OKC Parties of the Week

Archbishop's Dinner, Art in Taos, Junior League Social, Coffee With Artists

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Cookies and Cocktails August 17th

Cookies and Cocktails are scheduled August 17th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Science Museum Oklahoma

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties of the Week

Celebrating Birthdays, Saloon Days, Art Opening

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Parties Extra! Armstrong Auditorium's Performing Arts Series

Performing Arts Series at the Armstrong Auditorium

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Helen Ford Wallace: OKC Parties of the Week

Surprise Party, Santa Fe Event, Heritage Hall Alumni, Junior League Council

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Helen Ford Wallace: OKC Parties of the Week

Birthday Party, Mexican Fiesta and Bar Shower, Chi Omega Event

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Exhibits: Artwork, galleries, artists

Artwork, openings and closings

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Stuck on you

We were at a party this summer and my wife and I were standing and talking in a group. I noticed that she had food stuck in her...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties of the Week

Rehearsal Dinner, Open House, Birthday Celebration, Luncheon and Board Meeting, Anniversary

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1400 Junior League members celebrate 90 years of community service

The Junior League of Oklahoma City celebrates 90 years!

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Parties, Etc.: July 16, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Happy Hour, Art Show, Birthday Party

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Kyle Anderson and Ken Carpenter---Stroud, Ok., Mother Road Fire Truck Show and Muster and Chili Cook-Off---Parties Extra!

Spend July 15 in Stroud, Oklahoma, on Route 66 for the first annual Mother Road Fire Truck Show

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Parties, Etc.: July 9, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Rotary Dinner, Wedding Event, Golf Tournament, Thank You Party, Book Launch, Luncheon

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What can WE do? 20-40-60 Etiquette

20-40-60 Etiquette team and guest suggests kindness and respect for everyone. Jane Jayroe has the guest answer.

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Put a little love in your heart

What do you think WE can do to help civility and good manners become understood and appreciated again?

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Parties, Etc.: Sunday, July 2, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Heritage Trust Grand Opening, Art of Brunch, Mercy Foundation, Cocktail Party, Prix De West, Art Opening

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Dewey Beene jr. and Amber Harris- Vault Ice---Parties Extra!

Vault Ice is great for summer and every day. Retail sales coming soon!

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Parties, Etc. for Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Anniversary, Brunch, Reunion, Redbud Classic Breakfast, Banquet

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Who hosts baby shower — friends or family?

Is it still improper for family members to host a baby shower?

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Parties, Etc.: June 18, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Beaux Arts Ball Debutantes and Escorts

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Marty Dillon and Bill Dillon---Party Galaxy---Parties Extra!

Marty Dillon and Bill Dillon of Party Galaxy show decorations for July 4th

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Aimee Harlow, Lori Burson, Jayme Phillips---The Art of Brunch---Parties Extra!

Oklahoma Contemporary's The Art Of Brunch is Saturday. Be there!

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Parties, Etc. for Sunday, June 4, 2017

Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, June 4, 2017.

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Parties, Etc. for May 28, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Follies Luncheon, Baby Shower/Brunch, Candlelight Dinner, Birthday Party, Art Show, Founder's Day Party, Salad Supper

Hosting Parties: Protect your guests and yourself

Whether you’re hosting a small get-together or throwing a big bash, it’s important to protect yourself and your guests....

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Parties, Etc. : Sunday, May 21, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Engagement Party, Junior League Event, Early American Glass Luncheon, Spring Picnuc

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Oklahoma event Ticket Ticker

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Jennifer McCharen---Party hair for summer---Parties Extra!

Jennifer McCharen shows us new hair styles and tells us about great hair products.

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Ann Felton Gilliland---Habitat for Humanity---Parties Extra!

Habitat for Humanity and the Show House connection!

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Parties, Etc.: May 14, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Dinner, Awards Luncheon, Perceptivity Award, Symphony Show House Parties

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Hard Hat Tour of the new Mercy Coletta Building, Breast Center and Cancer Center in Oklahoma City

   Saraa Kami, Heather Clay. (Photos by Helen Ford Wallace).    Members of the Mercy Health Foundation...

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Parties, Etc.: Oct. 25, 2015: Helen Ford Wallace

King's Party, Mercy Foundation First Look Party, Engagement Party, Dedication, Art Reception

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Parties, Etc.: May 7, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Awards Dinner, Farewell Party, Wedding Shower, Polka Dot Party, Wine and Cheese, Leadership Luncheon, Cleats & Cocktails

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20-40-60 Etiquette---Are congratulations in order?

 Alan Herzberger has the guest answer for 20-40-60 Etiquette!

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Parties, Etc. for Sunday, April 23, 2017

Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc. for Sunday, April 23, 2017

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Parties, Etc.: April 16, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Birthday Party, Poet's Dinner, Mother Of The Year, Conference Events

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20-40-60 Etiquette: I'd like to thank ...

How many hostesses should get thank-you cards?

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Video & interviews: Oklahoma Girl Scout Katie Francis breaks career cookie sale record

Katie Francis marked the 100th anniversary of Girl Scout cookie sales in style, sharing her sales tips on the “Today” show,...

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Parties, Etc.: Sunday, April 9, 2017:Helen Ford Wallace

Winter Ball Committee Meeting, Awards of Excellence Reception, Pre- Nuptial Events, Orchestra League Luncheon

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Parties, Etc.: April 2, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Spring Dinner, Junior League Luncheon, Senior Follies Cast Party, Town Hall Dinner

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Parties, Etc.: Sunday, March 26, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Breakfast, Birthday Party, Luncheons, Musical Program

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Parties, Etc.: Sunday, March 19, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Dinner, Order of the Owl, Birthday Luncheon, Junior League Sustainers,

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Parties, Etc.: March 12th, 2017:Helen Ford Wallace

Birthday Party, Luncheons, Art Receptions, Phi Beta Kappa Social

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Misti McClellan and Melissa Walton---Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma---Parties Extra!

100 years of cookie sales---Girl Scouts of Western Oklahoma

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Parties, Etc.: Sunday, March 5, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Oscar Party, Preview Party, Cocktails and Conversation, Spring Tea, Reception

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21C Museum Hotel---Matt Cowden and Melanie Briley---Parties Extra!

Check out the 21C Museum Hotel for hotel accommodations and party venues.

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Parties, Etc.: Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

OSU Hall of Fame Reception, Dance, Art Party, Luncheon

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Juliette Low Leadership Society Luncheon---Parties Extra!

Celebrating 100 years of Girl Scout cookies!

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Parties, Etc.: Feb. 19, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Formal Dinner, Birthday Party, Panhellenic Brunch, Banquet, Military Ball

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Evening of Excellence dinner

Excellent event: Members of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine Alumni Association were hosts for a black-tie dinner...

See the winners of this year's Readers' Choice Awards

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Readers’ Choice marks 25 years of the best in OKC

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Parties, Etc.: Feb. 12, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Reception, Going Away Party, Pi Phi Party, Founders Day Event

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Parties, Etc.: February 5th, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Birthday Parties, American Mothers of Oklahoma Reception, Cocktail Party

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Prime location

Prime location Cocktails: A cocktail party and Oklahoma City get-together was hosted by Connie and Gary Fuller in their condo...

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Parties, Etc.: January 29th, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Parties, Etc.: January 29th, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

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Chuck Shirley---Warren Spahn Award Gala---Parties Extra!

The Warren Spahn Award Gala is February 2nd.

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20-40-60 Etiquette---Celebrating the New Year---at home or at a party?

20-40-60 with guest answer from Richard Rosser, author of "Piggy Nation"

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Waiting at a funeral

People grieve in different ways

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Of Character: Lawson links Thunder players to community

Between parenting and a wide range of duties for the Thunder, life rarely slows down for Ayana Lawson, the Thunder’s director...

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Parties, Etc.: January 8th, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Holiday Dinner, Hotel Association Dinner, Donor Event, United Way Women's Group

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Getting married in the morning

Would it be appropriate to have a morning wedding, followed by a breakfast? It seems like most wedding these days are at night,...

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Parties, Etc.: January 1st, 2017: Helen Ford Wallace

Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Jan.1, 2017.

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Twenty-eight debutantes introduced at the Bachelors Club Christmas Ball

The 71st annual Bachelors Club Christmas Ball was held at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.

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Celebrating the season

Party: Ashley and Cavett Lee hosted their annual Christmas Party in Quail Creek. Decor: Various sizes and shapes of green and...

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Vision Awards

Event: The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits held the 2016 Visions Awards at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club. This year,...

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Parties, Etc.: December 25th, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

Parties, Etc.: December 25th, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

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Party Ice---Dewey Beene jr. and Amber Harris talk about specialty cocktail ice from Vault Ice Co.---Parties Extra!

Check out the Vault Ice Co. custom cocktail ice for the hospitality industry.

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Parties, Etc.: December 18th, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

Parties, Etc.: December 18th, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

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Marty Dillon and Party Galaxy---Christmas and New Year Selections---Parties Extra!

Marty Dillon talks about Party Galaxy and what's new for the holidays.

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Setting it straight

Two debutantes and their parents were incorrectly identified on page 7D of last Sunday's edition of The Oklahoman. The correct...

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20-40-60 Etiquette: A traditional Christmas?

How to keep your own traditions while honoring new ones.

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Parties, Etc. for Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016

Helen Ford Wallace: Beaux Arts Ball Party, Tree Trimming Party, Donor Event, Award Winner, Pi Phi Party, Kiwanis Bowling,...

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Bachelor's Club members to present debutantes

Twenty-eight young women will make their debut at the 71st annual Bachelors Club Christmas Ball Dec. 22 at the Oklahoma City...

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Pi Phis convene

Event: Oklahoma City and Edmond Pi Beta Phi Alumnae Clubs had a joint meeting in the home of Cathy Dempsey. Dempsey chose the...

Oklahoma River to get a tree makeover

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A mostly barren 3.5-mile stretch of the Oklahoma River south of downtown is set to get an influx of 1,000 trees, patches of wildflowers and natural grasses, and about 50 natural stone benches as part of a 50th anniversary celebration next year by...

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Kiwanis Club members bowl in Midtown

Event: Members and guests of the Kiwanis Club of Oklahoma City met for a bowling party with a buffet dinner at the Dust Bowl in...

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Fireside party

Event: Hostess Keri Thompson entertained members of the Oklahoma City Alumnae Club of Alpha Gamma Delta at West Restaurant....

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Ree Drummond---Pioneer Woman---Mercantile In Pawhuska, Ok.---Parties Extra!

Pioneer Woman's Mercantile Restaurant and General Store is open in Pawhuska, Oklahoma! The Christmas lights are up!

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Parties, Etc.: December 4th, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

Debutantes Introduced at Beaux Arts Ball

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Beaux Arts Ball King Introduced at the Ball

Members of King of the Beaux Arts Ball G.P. Johnson Hightower's family have been connected in some manner to the Ball since 1947.

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20-40-60 Etiquette: A tight scrape

Is there a correct way to clear the table?

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Parties, Etc.: November 27th, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

Dinner Party, Golf Luncheon, Cleats & Cocktails, United Way Reception, Art Show

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Pioneer Woman's restaurant and shop bustling

Thousands of people per day throng to the town of Pawhuska to view Pioneer Woman, Ree, and Ladd Drummond’s and the family’s...

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Stuck with guests who won't leave?

What do you do when the holiday guests just won't leave?

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OAI works of art

Event: Members of the Oklahoma Artists Invitational held an exhibit at North Park Mall for the Mercy Foundation program for...

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Kenny McKenna's art showing

Reception: “The Northeast meets the Southwest” was the title of the art exhibit at The Howell Gallery and lots of art viewers...

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Honoring Paige

Bridal tea: Paige Williams, fiancee of Jason Shepherd, was honored at an afternoon bridal tea in the home of Marion Paden....

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Happy birthday, Sue

Occasion: Sue Magness celebrated her birthday with a Watch Party in the home of Kanela Huff. The invitation stated “ Watch Sue...

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60 years/Flaming Festival

Luncheon: Kimberly Schlegel Whitman, Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae, was the special speaker at the 60th annual Flaming Festival at...

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Parties, Etc.: Nov. 20, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

Kappa Alpha Theta Flaming Festival, Birthday Party, Bridal Tea, Art Shows

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Michael Jordan inducts Westbrook into Oklahoma Hall of Fame

It was the 89th class formally inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. Counting Thursday night, the Oklahoma Hall of Fame has...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016

Wedding Shower, Special Art Preview, Fall Luncheon, Kiwanis Inaugural, Tri Delta Luncheon,

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Meat me halfway

Reader gets stabby when friends stab their meat.

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Genea Vallion and Justin Edwards---Trochta's Flowers and Garden Center---Parties Extra!

The team at Trochta's Flowers and Garden Center is ready for the holiday season!

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Parties, Etc.: November 6th, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

Awards Dinner, Birthday Party, Pre-Nuptial Event, Quail Creek Social,

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Learn and lunch

Occasion: Oklahoma City alumnae of Alpha Gamma Delta and Gamma Phi Beta met at Children's Hospital for a “learn and lunch”...

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Parties, Etc.: Sunday, October 30, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

Beaux Arts Kings Party, 40th Anniversary, Reception, Birthday Ball, Learn and Lunch, Pi Beta Phis

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Lord, hear Tom's prayer

Former Copy Chief Thomas Maupin spent decades at The Oklahoman refining and checking our reporters' stories each night before...

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Parties Extra!---Annie Oakley Society Luncheon---Donna Lee Shirley and Jo Rowan received awards

The Annie Oakley Society launched another great luncheon at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum. The members...

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Parties, Etc.: October 23, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

Parties, Etc.: October 23, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

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Parties, Etc.: October 23, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

Parties, Etc.: October 23, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

'Catholic Charities is part of our DNA'

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Vi Le, a Vietnamese refugee whose family was embraced and aided by Catholic Charities of Oklahoma City, has become the faith-based organization's new board president.

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Parties, Etc.: October 23, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

Parties, Etc.: October 23, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

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Parties, Etc.: October 23, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

Parties, Etc.: October 23, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

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Annie Oakley Luncheon "Out of This World"

he Annie Oakley Society lunched at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.

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Parties, Etc.: October 23, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

Parties, Etc.: October 23, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

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Parties, Etc.: October 23, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

Parties, Etc.: October 23, 2016: Helen Ford Wallace

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Oct. 16, 2016

Garden Brunch, Archbishop's Dinner, Groundbreaking/Reception, Art party, Pi Phis event

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Junior League's Mistletoe Market---Liza Cryder---Parties Extra!

Junior League's Mistletoe Market set for November 9-12

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ADG in Oklahoma City celebrates 40 years in business

ADG, a building planning and design program management and urban planning firm, celebrated 40 years in business with an open...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Oct. 9, 2016

Dinner Party, Oktoberfest, Cocktails and Conversation, Northwest Chamber of Commerce Event, Leadership Oklahoma Summit

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Parties Extra!---Cathy Keating, Judy Hatfield, Diana Fields---Annie Oakley Society Luncheon

You won't want to miss the Annie Oakley Society Luncheon Gala on Thursday, October 13th, 2016.

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Parties Extra!--- Marty Dillon and Party Galaxy!

Halloween Costumes at Party Galaxy!

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Parties Extra!---How can you beat a party on a Ferris Wheel?

Party guests are served dinner on the Ferris Wheel

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Parties Extra!---Linda Dowling and Tracey Johnson---Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club

Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club is a great place to have a party!

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Oct. 2, 2016

OKC Navy Days Reception, Kiwanis Past Presidents, Town Hall Board Dinner, Pi Phis Event, Alpha Gamma Delta Tea

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Dinner on the OKC Ferris wheel

Staff at Ludivine Restaurant and members of Oklahoma City's Wheeler District got together and provided a themed dinner called...

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Laura Monetti and Allison Fendrick---Easter Seals and the Oklahoma Inspire Awards---Parties Extra!

Oklahoma Inspire Awards set for October 15th at the Science Museum.

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Stars and cast attend the Red Carpet Movie Showing and After Party for Te Ata

Te Ata is shown in six theaters at the Warren Theater

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Oklahoma-based film 'Te Ata' has exclusive premiere in Moore

The Oklahoma-based movie "Te Ata" was shown recently in six theaters at the Warren Theater in Moore, with the stars in...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Sept. 25, 2016

100th Year Celebration, Junior League Sustainers, Cloud City Event, Fall Exhibition, Fashion Show

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Avis Scaramucci---The Painted Door---Parties Extra!

Avis Scaramucci and The Painted Door

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Jim Priest and Erin Engelke---Sunbeam Family Services---Parties Extra!

Helen Ford Wallace, Jim Priest and Erin Engelke talk about Sunbeam Family Services and the book "Changed Lives: A History of...

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Sally Bentley---Harding Fine Arts Academy---Parties Extra!

 Members of the board of directors of Harding Fine Arts Academy were hosts at a party honoring Sally Bentley who has...

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Mary and Mike Mahffey celebrate 50 years---Parties Extra!

 Mary and Mike Mahaffey were hosts for a party in their Nichols Hills home. They celebrated Mike’s 50 years of being an...

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Car lights show respect for funeral procession

20-40-60 etiquette: Do any funeral homes encourage the flashing light signal for their processions?

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Renaissance Ball in Oklahoma City

  It was a sold- out crowd at the 41st annual Renaissance Ball at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country. The event...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Sept. 18, 2016

Helen Ford Wallace's Parties, Etc. for Sept. 18, 2016

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Julie Leclercq and Leah Strickland---Quail Creek Activities---Parties Extra!

Julie Leclercq and Leah Strickland talk about the Quail Creek Fall Festival on Parties Extra!

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20-40-60 Etiquette---Don't shut us out!

QUESTION: I serve in a volunteer capacity with my son. Other fathers are also present, and the group is very cohesive. One...

Dream lab becomes reality

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Engineering majors at Oklahoma State University are applying concepts learned in the classroom and exploring their own ideas in the newest building on campus. Endeavor is four stories of laboratories and state-of-the-art technology that invite...

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Maestro Ball and the Oklahoma City Orchestra League---Parties Extra!

Joan Bryant, Lisa Reed, Tim Fields and Kirstin Reynolds were in The Oklahoman's video studio to talk about the Maestro Ball and...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Sept. 11, 2016

Birthday Party, Redbud Kickoff, Sunbeam Family Services Event

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Phara Queen and Travis Neely---Oklahoma Designer Show House---Parties Extra!

Phara Queen and Travis Neely talk about the Oklahoma Designer Show House on Parties Extra!

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Sept. 4, 2016

Follies After Party, Date Night, State Workshop, Maestro Ball Set

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Sara Sweet and Sheena Karami, Oklahoma City Junior League Board members, talk about the Junior League on Parties Extra!

  Helen Ford Wallace, Sara Sweet, Junior League President, and Sheena Karami, Junior League Vice-President of...

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Transformed: How three women, strangers changed my life

Nine years ago, I was 19 years old and desperately seeking education. I had just cleared high school, and my mama could not...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Aug. 28, 2016

Wedding Shower, Baby Shower, Open House, Award Winner

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Aug. 21, 2016

Retirement Party, 1950's Sock Hop, Coffee With The Artist

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20-40-60 Etiquette: A skort too short?

20-40-60 Etiquette: I have a co-worker who has been wearing skorts (skirt with shorts underneath). It is not the most...

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Helen Ford Wallace: Parties, Etc.: Aug. 14

Wedding Shower, Baby Dedication, Honoring Fred, Celebration,

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20-40-60 Etiquette: Should the houseguest strip?

20-40-60 Etiquette: Should the houseguest strip the sheets?

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Kendra Loper and Kristen Taylor---Make-A-Wish Oklahoma---Parties Extra!

Kendra Loper and Kristen Taylor talk about Make-A-Wish Oklahoma on Parties Extra!