For decades, Oklahomans got the latest news on their state from musicals, which informed them of when the wavin' wheat can sure smell sweet, as well as which animals would be expected to scurry when I take you out in the surrey. Today's side deal brings news and notable events with the speed of the printed page: for $12, you get a two-year subscription to Oklahoma Today magazine (up to a $34.95 value).
Since first getting inked in 1956, Oklahoma Today has chronicled the social, cultural, geographical, and Okie-ological goings-on of the 46th state to enter the union. A [two-year subscription] (http://www.oklahomatoday.com/site/subscriptions/newsubscription.aspx) to the magazine, published through the Oklahoma Tourism and Recreation Department, plugs you into Oklahoma through six bi-monthly issues—12 issues in total over the course of two years—full of incisive articles, colorful photographs, and apolitical reporting. The current issue, for example, features the sprawling landscape of Osage County, the Greenleaf State Park campsites, a bed and breakfast in Talihina, and the music scene in Tahlequah. Past issues have highlighted vacation getaways, Oklahoma-born musicians such as Vince Gill and Garth Brooks, and some of the state's best restaurants. Oklahoma Today is also the founder of the Oklahoman of the Year award and was the publisher of the acclaimed Official Record of the Oklahoma City Bombing.
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Oklahoma Today has won a slew of awards, including four Oklahoma City ADDYs and 13 mentions from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists—all just in 2010.
Oklahoma Today's name might be slightly misleading. Certainly, the award-winning magazine covers modern-day culture and news from the Sooner state: features have covered news like the Native American community's efforts to protect bald eagles and the local celebration of what would have been Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday. But the publication's writers pay just as close attention to the state's rich history, including settlers' first wagon trains—and even earlier events. One stand-out feature, Nathan Gunter's "Jurassic Oklahoma," delved into a face-off between two dinosaur species that took place on Oklahoma's panhandle more than 150 million years ago, back when the earth was still flat. All in all, readers get a little bit of everything they need to be informed citizens in one tome delivered every other month.