*Amy’s Favorite Articles

Carrie Underwood Cover

Carrie Underwood Cover Story by Amy Dee Stephens


Darci Farmer Wins America’s Got Talent (Cover Story, Outlook Magazine, August 2017)

Sandi Patty, Gospel Singer, Farewell Tour (Outlook Magazine, May 2016)

Children’s Band: Spaghetti Eddie (Outlook Magazine, April 2016)

Pat Becker, Actress and Host of Dog Talk Television (Outlook Magazine, March 2016)

Joel Sartore, Nat Geo Photographer Saving Animals (Outlook Magazine, Nov 2015)

*Oklahoma’s Space Pioneers (Outlook May 2015)

Twice US Top Gymnast, Michael Squires (Outlook Magazine, Dec 2014)

Tap Dancer Christopher Rice (Outlook Magazine, January 2014)

Reba McEntire–Oklahoma’s Rose (Distinctly Oklahoma, Sept 2009) Reba McEntire magazine scan Reba McEntire; Oklahoma Rose, Text Only

I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas by Singer Gayla Peevey (Outlook Magazine, Outlook Magazine, December 2014)

*Singer Gayla Peevey Gets a Hippo for Christmas

Gayla Peevey Henderson. Photo by Lisa Lee.

Gayla Peevey Henderson. Photo by Lisa Lee.

(ZooSounds, Fall 2011)

*Smart, Funny Life of Megyn Price (Distinctly Oklahoma, July 2010 Cover Story), Megyn Price, Text Only

Reba McEntire, Cover story

Carolyn Hart, Oklahoma’s Agatha Christie Carolyn Hart, text only  (Distinctly Oklahoman, December 2009)

*Fly Me to the Moon, Okla Astronauts  Oklahoma Astronauts, text only (Distinctly Oklahoman, August 2009)

*Kristen Chenoweth Cover Story, (Distinctly Oklahoma, May 2009), *Kristin Chenoweth, Text Only

*From Presidents to Pyramids: The Whirlwind Opera of Leona Mitchell, (Distinctly Oklahoma, Dec 08) Leona Mitchell, Text Only

*Carrie Underwood Cover Story (Distinctly Oklahoma Cover Story, Nov 08),  *Carrie Underwood, Text Only

Leona Sings

Leona Mitchell, Photo by Amy Dee Stephens

Jimbo Elrod – Sports Animal!   (Archived/Departments/November 2008 Departments)

*Legacy-Stephens[1] The Voice of a King (Martin Luther King)   Legacy Magazine May/June 2008.    Awarded 2008 Outstanding Written Article by the National Association for Interpretation


TALENTED ARTISANS (Music, Film, Fine Art, Writing)

Conducting Excellence, Windsong Chamber Choir (Outlook Magazine, Sept 2016)

Sculpting Wild, Bronze Artist Tom Tischler (Outlook Magazine, Aug 2016)

Oklahoma Author publishes “Tiny Stiches: The Life of Medical Pioneer Vivien Thomas” (Outlook Magazine, June 2016)

Lampstand Media, Making Films to Promote Water for African Communities (Outlook Magazine, Feb 2016)

Oklahoma Superhero Movie “Posthuman” (Outlook Magazine, Mar 2015)

Hollywood Producer Joins Oklahoma Film and Movie Office (Outlook Magazine, Aug 2015)

On the Air with DJ Scotty Brink (Outlook Magazine, June 2015)

Bronze Animal Sculptor Tom Tischler. Photo by Amy Stephens

Bronze Animal Sculptor Tom Tischler. Photo by Amy Stephens

Children’s Books About 5 Famous Oklahomans (Outlook Magazine, Dec 2015)

Bryan Crump, Body Artist (Outlook Magazine Cover Story, Oct 2014)

*Comic Book Artist, Jerry Bennett (Outlook Magazine Cover Story, Nov 2014

Russian National Ballet Theater at Armstrong Auditorium (Outlook Magazine, Dec 2014)




Shayla Waddell, Spring Car Racer


Profiles on individuals who are outstanding in their field; from competitors to politicians.

Football Brothers: Brothers By Choice (Cover Article, Outlook Magazine, Oct 2017)

Couple Films Hurricanes for the Weather Channel (Outlook Magazine, Oct 2017)

Living One-Handed in a Two-Handed World (Outlook Magazine, Oct 2017)

Watch Dogs, Dad Volunteers in School (Outlook Magazine, Oct 2017)

Mike Wimmer, Portrait of a Painter (Outlook Magazine, Feb 2017)

Family Our Way, Firefighter Family Adopts 8 Children (Outlook Magazine Cover Story, Nov 2016)

Mom of a Medalist, Olympic Swimmer David Plummer (Outlook Magazine, Sept 2016)

Miss Oklahoma Pageant Contenders (Outlook Magazine Cover Story, July 2016)

Michael Mandanas: Teen Allergy Activist (Outlook Magazine, May 2016)

Teen Creek Crusaders Work with Blue Thumb to Produce Books (Outlook Magazine, March 2016)

Local Cage Fighters (Outlook Magazine Cover Story, Jan 2015)

Diabetic Teenager Helps Others (Outlook Magazine, Nov 2015)

Sarah McLean Provides Post-Breast Cancer Care (Outlook Magazine, Oct 2015)

16-Yr-Old Wins at Intl Chemistry Olympiad (Outlook Magazine, Sept 2015)

Lung Donor Breathes Life Into Young Lady (Outlook Magazine Cover Story, Mar 2015)

Couple Builds a Tiny House (Outlook Magazine Cover Story, Mar 2015)

High School Twins Overcome Tragedy (Outlook Magazine, Mar 2015)

Goats Hired to Mow Lake Hefner (Outlook Magazine, Feb 2015)

Elizabeth Skala’s Essence of Nature (Outlook Magazine, September 2014)


Artist Jerry Bennett cover story

New Year, New You: Kerry Robertson, Randall Green, Ruth Rickey, Steve Scott (Distinctly Oklahoma, Jan 2011) New Year New You

*Driven to Drive: Teen Race Car Driver, Shayla Waddell (Distinctly Oklahoma, July 2010)

Five Women Who Mean “Big Business”  (Features/December 2009 Features)

Mayor John Tyler Hammons, Prevailing Young Politician
(Archived/Features/September 2009 Features)

Teacher of the Year “Sparks” Student Success
(Archived/Departments/May 2009 Departments)

Linda Ross, Alzheimer Association (The Silver Files, Spring 09)   Article 1: Silver Tsunami Preventative Care; 2 Selecting an Alzheimer’s Care Facility; 3 Preparing Families Ahead of Time.

Fire Chief Keith Bryant, Home Grown Hero  (Distinctly Oklahoma, March 08)

Dr. Jordan Tang Discovers Alzheimer Vaccine (Distinctly Oklahoma, Feb 08)  Dr. Jordan TZoosounds Zoe Coverang  



Articles about the Oklahoma City Zoo; its animals, exhibits and fans.

Oh Baby! Cute Baby Zoo Animals (Outlook Magazine, Cover Story, Jan 2015)

Butterfly Conservation (ZooSounds, Spring 2011)

Virtual Tour of Children’s Zoo  (ZooSounds Spring 10)

Meet the Stars of Children’s Zoo  (ZooSounds Spring 10)

Finding Your Way Around Children’s Zoo (ZooSounds Spring 10)

It Takes a Village to Raise a Children’s Zoo  (ZooSounds Spring 10)

Children’s Zoo Playing this March (Distinctly Oklahoma, Mar 2010)

Zoe: One Cute and Sassy Chimp (ZooSounds Fall 09) Zoe One Sassy Chimp

If  These Walls Could Talk (ZooSounds, Fall 09) Zoo History Museum

Elephant Babies Require a Ton of Waiting (Zoosounds, Winter 09) Elephants

It’s All Happen at the Zoo in Spring (Distinctly Oklahoma, April 09)book cover front 2014

Oklahoma City Elephants Visit Tulsa (Distinctly Oklahoma, Sept 08)

Zoo’s EnDEERing Beginning in 1902  OKC Zoo Begins (Distinctly Oklahoma, Jan 2008)

How the Oklahoma City Zoo Started (Outdoor Oklahoma, Mar/April 05) It Started with a Deer



Local events of interest to the community.

The Caleb Effect (Outlook Magazine, Sept 2017)

Kid’s Place, Grief Support (Outlook Magazine, Nov 2015)

International Students Program at UCO (Outlook Magazine, Nov 2014)

Mothers on the Mend, Remerge Program (Outlook Magazine, Oct 2014)

Escape OKC, Mystery Experience (Outlook Magazine, Oct 2014)

Gymboree Play and Music Center (Outlook Magazine, Oct 2014)

*Farrah Love Sinclair (Outlook Magazine Cover Story, July 2014)

Life Change Ballroom (Outlook Magazine, July 2014)

Pigs Helping Autistic Kids (Outlook Magazine, May 2014)

Golden Dragons; Senior Boating Team (Outlook Magazine, May 2014)

*500 Year Musical Mystery (Outlook Magazine, April 2014)

The House That Debbie Built (Outlook Magazine, February 2014)

*A Star Studded Cast of Hollywood Costumes


Source: Oklahoma City Museum of Art webpage at

(Distinctly Oklahoma Feature/June 2010)

The Great Promoters: Mary Ellen Meredith, Heather Buckmaster, Rhonda Hooper, Susan McCalmont (Distinctly Oklahoma , Nov 2010) Great Promoters

Passion for Community is Big Business: Deidre Ebrey, Kanela Huff, Mary Blankenship Pointer, Jennifer Houchins (Dinstinctly Oklahoma, Oct 2010) Big Business

*Extreme Makeover Filmed in Oklahoma (Outlook Magazine, March 2010)

Night Sprints; Oklahoma City Rowing (Distinctly Oklahoma, September 08)

Council for Educational Travel, Oklahoma (Distinctly Oklahoma, Mar 2010)

Junior Cotillion – Reclaiming Manners for Teenagers
(Archived/Features/June 08 Features)

Anna Raybourn; Award-winning equestrian (Distinctly Oklahoma, May 08) Anna Raybourn’s Horses

Oklahoma’s Western Avenue Antique Stores (Distinctly Oklahoma, April 08)     


Photo by Amy Dee Stephens

Includes plant guides, wildlife-friendly gardening, and nature projects for beginning and advanced gardeners


Where the Wild Things Grow  (ZooSounds, Summer 2010)

“Bee” Kind to Bees

Butterfly Garden Basics ://

Create a Five Star Butterfly Restaurant

Open Your Own “Caterpillar Hotel”

Toad-ally Get Rid of Garden Pests

Glory in the Morning

Living with Hens and Chicks (Succulent Plants)

A Fine Time for Columbine

True-Blue Hues for You        


Ruth Rickey

Photo by Justin Brotton


Dogs Sniff for Safety (Outlook Magazine, Dec 2015)

Keystone Adventure School (Outlook Magazine, Aug 2015)

Coffee Creek Church (Outlook Magazine, Mar 2015)

Back40 Design Wins Small Business of the Year (Outlook Magazine, Feb 2015)

China Healing Massage (Outlook Magazine, Feb 2015)

Dr. Garzon, Pediatric Dentist (Outlook Magazine, Jan 2015)

One Focus Medical (Outlook Magazine, September 2014)

Master Kim’s Tae Kwon Do (Outlook Magazine, August 2014)

Harris Automotive (Outlook Magazine, June 2014)

Oklahoma TMJ and Sleep Clinic (Outlook Magazine, April 2014)

Memorial Road Church of Christ (Outlook Magazine, March 2014)

Edmond’s Visiting Vet (Outlook Magazine, February 2014)

New Image Dentistry (Outlook Magazine, February 2014)



Adult and child-friendly project that can be made easily from natural materials.

Scent-sational Projects with Lavender

The Toad Abode

Holiday Crafts with Sweetgum Pods

Seed-son Greeting from Your Garden!

Spooky Sweetgum Halloween Crafts

East Holiday Wreaths


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