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- Is it turkey or ham for the family holiday meal?
For lots of Oklahomans, the question of turkey, ham, both or neither for the holiday feast is settled by tradition and long before the oven is set to preheat. But, for those less bound by family customs, there are a number of considerations that can help guide meal planning.
- Including vegetarians into holiday meals
STILLWATER, Okla. – What do you do when the guest list for the traditional holiday family meal includes someone who is vegetarian?
- Think twice before giving a pet as a holiday gift
STILLWATER, Okla. – Shoppers have their lists and they are checking them twice as they venture out to do some holiday shopping. While some people have a new bicycle, clothing, perfume or games on their lists, others may be scouting for a new pet to give a family member or friend.
- Avoiding fall, winter and holiday decorating hazards
STILLWATER, Okla. – With the arrival of fall, winter and a parade of major celebrations and holidays over the next few weeks, lots of families will get into the spirit by adding festive decorations.
- Properly maintaining an emergency preparedness kit
STILLWATER, Okla. – Oklahoma families are strongly encouraged to prepare ahead of any potential natural disaster or possible crisis by setting aside some food and basic supplies as part of an emergency kit. But, in order for these kits to be truly effective, they do require a bit of light annual maintenance.
- Spraying to control foliar diseases typically not recommended in the fall
STILLWATER, Okla. – Mild and relatively dry conditions throughout most of Oklahoma in recent months should make fall foliar diseases relatively uncommon, though some areas have received sufficient rain or had dew points to favor development of wheat diseases.
- While shopping for holiday gifts remember all toys are not for all kids
STILLWATER, Okla. – With the holidays fast approaching, Oklahomans soon will be scouring store aisles and internet websites for the perfect gifts for the youngest charges on their holiday shopping lists.