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Virus isolation can be a great time to watch your colorful gardens grow

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The rains have been a blessing after the dreadful 90-degree temperature last week.

The sudden heat caused instant wilt and had it not abated, we would have lost our favorite spring bloomers.

With the isolate-in-place suggestion to contain the coronavirus, many weekend gardeners who glanced at their garden each day on the way to work have the time to truly enjoy it on a daily basis.

Children who are out of school may plant early seeds and flowers and wonder in joyous awe as they grow on a daily basis.

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Livestock pics

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Here are a few pictures from readers at the recent Canadian County Junior Livestock Show and Sale. At right, Audrey Bilderback shows her swine in the main arena. Below, Colten and Kaysen Atkinson display their awards won. At left, Tressia Rakestraw shows her animal. (Courtesy photos)
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Local Hot Spots

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In these times of confusion and uncertainty, there’s nothing like a fresh meal to bring you back to normalcy.

Swadley’s offers takeout, drive-thru and curbside service.

Get a rib basket for $10.99 - two ribs and fries (no substitutions).

Or grab a loaded spud for $9.79 - your choice of meat, butter, sour cream and cheese.

Order at the drive-thru, by phone at 405-295-6566 or online at swadleys.com.

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Folklore says lack of budding oak trees foretells freeze, frost still in our near future

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The leaves of the mighty oak have not yet begun to bud and so we may perhaps have another frost or freeze.

Folklore foretells that once the leaves are the size of a squirrel’s ear, we will have no more freezes … however, this week it certainly feels like full-blown spring.

The fabulous redbud, the state tree of Oklahoma, has begun to bloom and her lovely lavender and fuchsia flowers fill the woods with a haze of delicate color.

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Is it time to bring back America’s Victory Gardens?

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As the news of the virus and a downturn of our economy is reported with increasingly depressing predictions, it would be wise to revisit the past for instructions on how to proceed.

With the onset of both World Wars I and II, the nation was required to tighten its collective belt and a program of rationing was initiated.

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Swadley's still offering dine-in as well as curbside service

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At Swadley’s, you can still dine-in. If you’d rather not, you can order online at swadleys.com or pull up to the drive-thru. Swadley’s also offers curbside pickup or home delivery through Postmates.

Get a Country Boy barbecue sandwich with two sides (fries, mashed potatoes, etc.) and a drink, all for $12.79. Choose between these meats (no ribs): sliced or chopped brisket, pulled pork, sausage, hot links, turkey or ham.