It's been a rough couple of years with everything we've had to endure. The COVD-19 pandemic continues to create not only health risks but all kinds of other problems as well. One of the biggest has been shortages caused by panic buying and the disruption of supply lines. Retailers of all types and grocery stores struggle to keep shelves stocked as everything has slowed down including manufacturing, importing, and shipping.

Luckily S.W. Oklahoma hasn't been hit quite as hard as other places when it comes to shortages. Sure there's been plenty of times the shelves were empty and bare but it's gotten much better. The grocery stores at least in Lawton, Fort Sill are better than most at keeping shelves stocked and getting in fresh meats and produce.

It's not perfect, but it's definitely better than what other places are dealing with right now. Compared to late 2020 and most of 2021 local retailers and grocery stores have improved tenfold. Remember when you couldn't find toilet paper, cleaning supplies, canned food, dairy products, produce, and fresh meats? Things are much better now and more often than not you're able to find what you're looking for in stock.

Yes, it's true that sometimes you might not be able to find the specific brand you want, or there may be something on your list they don't have, but usually within a day or so it's back in stock and on the shelves. While it might not be like it was pre-pandemic, it's a lot better than it was last year that's for sure. Hopefully, it continues to improve and hard-to-find items will once again be available consistently on store shelves.

Right now the recent COVID Omicron variant along with the weather is creating supply chain issues. There's also a labor shortage caused by the pandemic that continues today due to all the new positive cases, hospitalizations, and unfortunately deaths. As soon as things begin to improve and it looks like we're returning to normal, another variant occurs and sets us back. We're making progress, but it's very slow.

New Oklahoma Laws On The Books In 2022

Over 350 new laws have taken effect in Oklahoma this year. It's practically impossible to keep them all organized and well known. Here's a shortlist of the new Oklahoma laws that will most likely affect you.

Look inside this Epic Eastside estate for sale in Lawton, OK.

Take a look inside of the most expensive house for sale in Lawton, Fort Sill. This mini-mansion is an epic Eastside estate that's listed for $1,500,000 by Jeanne Rock of Re/Max Professionals. If you've been on the Eastside on Flowermound Road you may have seen this house, it's located at 610 N.E. Flowermound Road. It's a 3,900 square foot, 4 bedroom, 3 bath, 3 living room, 3 car garage home that sits on 54 plus acres! If you'd like to see what $1,500,000 would buy you take a virtual tour, scroll through all the photos below:

Things To Do In Lawton - Fort Sill

Odds are, if you live here long enough, you'll simply forget how much awesomeness surrounds this community. It's like getting tired of an old toy, the new simply wears off... but, no matter what time of year it is, here are some things to do when you come to Lawton - Fort Sill

Top 10 most terrifying towns & scary cities in Oklahoma

While Oklahoma is well known for its beauty and friendly people there are a few places in the Sooner State you'll want to avoid. These are the most terrifying towns and scary cities in the state. It's not that they're bad places, or plagued with crime and other negative factors. The towns and cities below have one single thing in common. They all have active paranormal and supernatural phenomenons. From ghost stories to urban legends and tragic tales. A lot of these places are well known to those who live in Oklahoma and even all over the nation. If you're looking to get scared or do a little ghost hunting you can start with the list below.

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