• Equine

    Rising Stars Roping

    By Ddee Haynes While most families were either preparing and/or traveling to a destination for a Thanksgiving feast with their loved ones, more than 800 rodeo families were gearing up for one of the largest [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    The Importance of Copper in Beef Cattle Reproduction

    By Barry Whitworth, DVM According to Dr. Keith Bailey, the director of the Oklahoma Animal Disease and Diagnostic Laboratory (OADDL), copper deficiency has been a common finding in late term cattle abortions and stillbirths over [...]
  • Attractions

    Dancing Eagles

    Keeping Native American Traditions Alive By Jan Sikes Oklahoma is rich in Native American heritage and traditions, but nothing expresses it in a more perfect art form than the Dancing Eagles. Husband and wife team, [...]
  • Attractions

    Backroad Bites: Wright’s Family Steak House

    By Kristi Hawks This backroad bites adventure started out on a Sunday afternoon helping my brother deliver a Belted Galloway bull back to its owners east of Duncan, Okla., and then go onto Rush Springs, [...]
  • Outdoors

    Grazing Oklahoma: Musk Thistle

    By Mike Proctor Characteristics: Musk thistle is an introduced forb with abundant spines and large pink flowers. It is a biennial, which means it lives for two years. Mature plants can reach more than six [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    The Status of Cotton

    By Everett Brazil, III Cotton acres have slowly been on the rise in Oklahoma for the past few seasons, pushed by an increasing cotton market and decreasing grain prices, especially wheat and corn. The 2017 [...]
  • Country Lifestyle

    Oklahoma Trivia

    By Judy Wade Every Oklahoman knows the lyrics: “Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plains” as they come from the state song, a song that was made famous worldwide by Rodgers and Hammerstein’s [...]
  • Equine

    Laparoscopic Surgery in the Horse

    By Lauren Lamb, DVM Laparoscopic surgery is a form of minimally invasive surgery that can be performed on a horse. Minimally invasive surgery is performed through small skin incisions (1/2 to 3/4 of an inch). [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    No Rest for the Farmer & Rancher

    By Ralph Chain It is one of the busiest times of the year. I can’t believe how much work and worry go in to having a Red Angus Sale. We are also drilling wheat, rye [...]
  • Country Lifestyle

    Life of a Ranch Wife

    By Lanna Mills Whether it be to keep things out, keep things in, or most often both, fence is a staple for today’s rancher. However, this wasn’t always the case. Fences were few and far [...]
  • Country Lifestyle

    December 2018 Profile: Dick Carr

    A Bull Rider’s Player By Laci Jones At 84-years-old, former professional bull rider Dick Carr believes in the power of prayer, especially when making his renowned bull ropes. At his home in Elk City, Okla., [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    Curiosity: A New Year’s Resolution

    By Sarah Blaney Confession. I am awful at New Year’s resolutions. Exercise more, write hand-written letters, worry less, be patient, finally visit that family member. In an ideal world, we would set these goals, write [...]
  • Attractions

    Oklahoma Indian Nations: Choctaw Nation

    By Laci Jones Traditions and cultural heritage exceed language and art in Oklahoma Indian Nations like the Choctaw Nation. The Choctaw Nation stays true to their cultural heritage through agricultural practices. “We look at the [...]
  • Farm & Ranch

    Cash Crops are King

    The SREC researches the best cropping systems for producers By Everett Brazil, III Cotton has long been the dominant crop in Southwest Oklahoma. Many area communities, such as Hollis, Altus and Carnegie, were built through [...]
  • Outdoors

    Grazing Oklahoma: Old World Bluestems

    By: Rob Cook, Noble Research Institute pasture and range consultant/rdcook@noble.org Characteristics: Old world bluestems are introduced, warm-season, perennial bunch grasses. Mature height is about two to four feet tall. The leaves are up to 3/16-inch [...]
  • Country Lifestyle

    Lacey’s Pantry – Holly Cluster Cookies

    By Lacey Newlin Holly Cluster Cookies My Aunt Jody has made the cookies every year for Christmas since before I can remember, and they have always been my favorite. She always makes extra so there [...]
  • Attractions

    Backroad Bites: Ole Red

    Tishomingo, Oklahoma By Kristi Hawks This month’s backroad bites adventure was only about 30 minutes from home, but we did travel on back highways through two small towns, over the Washita River, crossed a train [...]

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Oklahoma Trivia

January 8, 2018 0
By Judy Wade Every Oklahoman knows the lyrics: “Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plains” as they come from the state song, a song that was made famous worldwide by Rodgers and Hammerstein’s […]
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19
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all-day INTERNATIONAL FINALS RODEO @ Oklahoma State Fairgrounds
INTERNATIONAL FINALS RODEO @ Oklahoma State Fairgrounds
Jan 19 – Jan 21 all-day
Saddle up and get ready to cheer at the International Finals Rodeo in Oklahoma City. Every year, the top 15 cowboys and cowgirls from across the US and three Canadian provinces travel to the Oklahoma State Fairgrounds to [...]
all-day OKLAHOMA CITY HOME & GARDEN SHOW @ Oklahoma State Fair Park
OKLAHOMA CITY HOME & GARDEN SHOW @ Oklahoma State Fair Park
Jan 19 – Jan 21 all-day
The Oklahoma City Home & Garden Show is an annual three-day event that allows consumers to experience what’s new in gardening, remodeling, home decor and more. Held at Oklahoma’s State Fair Park, the Oklahoma City [...]
Jan
20
Sat
all-day MAD DOG DEMOLITION DERBY @ Claremore Expo Center
MAD DOG DEMOLITION DERBY @ Claremore Expo Center
Jan 20 all-day
Make your way to the Mad Dog Demolition Derby at the Claremore Expo Center for an evening of fun and car smashing. Come see and hear one of the loudest events in Claremore, full of [...]
all-day PBR OKLAHOMA CITY INVITATIONAL @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
PBR OKLAHOMA CITY INVITATIONAL @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
Jan 20 – Jan 21 all-day
PBR returns to the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. This top-tier event will feature the top 40 bull riders in the world as they go head-to-head against the toughest bulls the Professional Bull Riders [...]
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24
Wed
9:00 am SOLA SALE @ Sola Livestock Market
SOLA SALE @ Sola Livestock Market
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am
Come on out every Wednesday at 9 a.m., where we will be selling calves, yearlings, bulls, pairs and cows. For additional information, visit www.solallc.com or call 580-436-5033.
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