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Ripening tomatoes indoors extends fresh flavor longer

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STILLWATER, Okla. – There is nothing quite like the taste of a tomato picked fresh off the vine. But with the season quickly coming to a close, some gardeners may feel a little sad knowing that vine-fresh taste is fleeting.

Cimarron Correctional Facility to remain open

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The City of Cushing Board of Commissioners held a special meeting Monday, Sept. 14, and voted 4-1 with commissioner Mike Griffi th dissenting, to execute a detention services intergovernmental agreement (IGA) contract with the United States Marshal Service.

COVID-19 update

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As of 11 a.m. Monday, the Oklahoma Department of Health reported that there have been a total of 182 positive cases in Cushing since testing began with 2 deaths and 152 reported recoveries, meaning there are an estimated 28 active cases.

ENERGY WATCH

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WTI $36.38 — noon Tuesday Oil prices dropped to their lowest level in more than two months Tuesday, reacting to pressure from stalled demand and threats of production expansions by OPEC that will add to an existing glut of crude. Futures tied to West Texas Intermediate, the benchmark grade of U.S.

Senate Review

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This past week, Governor Kevin Stitt held a media briefi ng at the McKnight Center for the Performing Arts at Oklahoma State University. The focus was to update Oklahomans on the state response to COVID-19. Flanked by health offi cials and State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister, Governor Stitt renewed his call for Oklahomans to wear masks, wash their hands and maintain social distance.

Bulletin Board

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Cushing Alumni The Cushing Alumni Association will not meet until Jan. 5, 2021 at Alumni Hall at 6 p.m.

Chillin’

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Bob Coon and Jonie Crane enjoy the last few daylight hours of Labor Day weekend on their porch in Cushing. Warm temperatures will take a vacation as unseasonably cool temps move in and bring rain today.