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ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES OF OKLAHOMA JULY 2011 VOL. 60 NO. 7 www.ok-living.coop


Tornado Damage


Severe weather leaves Oklahoma co-ops with damages, outages . . . .5


Special Olympics


Oklahoma electric co-op volunteers unite to make a difference. . . . . . 10


Oklahoma Barbecue


What makes our barbecue Oklahoman?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18


Drought & Farmers


Local farmers deal with dry condi- tions in Western Oklahoma . . . . 20


The Butterfl y Effect


Learn to preserve butterfl ies and appreciate their beauty. . . . . . . . . .30


Departments Commentary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Co-op Living. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 This ‘N’ That. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Oklahoma Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Oklahoma Travels . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Oklahoma Eats . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Trading Post . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Photo Contest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42


ON THE COVER


Is there a secret recipe for Oklahoma’s barbecue? Learn what makes our barbecue distinctvely Oklahoman.


Photo courtesy of the National Pork Board


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