Prairie Wind

Grunt's amazing Christmas Review 2014 post ended with a Michael Martin Murphey album cover. (Do I show my age saying album?)

Murphey cover

Daughter saw it and pointed to the "Live in:" blurb, noting city #2 is… here! A little searching suggests it may have been recorded at the Cow Thieves & Outlaws Reunion out at Woolaroc Museum & Preserve, which is actually the next county over. But close enough to here. So that's my launching-point for more local-color News from the Middle of America, y'all.

News from here

We know how to party 'round these parts.

This is the month when the hearty souls of winter prepare to don fancy gowns, tiaras, Hawaiian shorts and costumes galore for a colorful plunge into icy cold water in a charity event unlike any found in Bartlesville other days of the year.

Polar Plunge 2015, the annual fundraiser for Oklahoma Special Olympics…

Tulsa World

News from hereabouts

Do you enjoy the Great Outdoors and need a job?

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve north of Pawhuska rolls on for miles. The Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is the largest preserved tract of native Tallgrass Prairie in the world. …

The Turners have been docents at the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, located north of Pawhuska, for 20 years.

"We have people from all over the world who come to see it because they have heard about it," Betty said. "Part of the uniqueness of this place is that there are some areas where you can stand and not see any evidence of mankind.

"It's pretty neat. And if you have some bison running through, that's pretty nice, too."

Tallgrass Prairie Preserve is recruiting docents for 2015.

Tulsa World

MMmm... two links and an image.. Guess I better stop there.