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Tishomingo grocery store gets food shipment after a bare Thursday

The shelves of a Tishomingo grocery store were bare Thursday afternoon, but a tractor-trailer delivered perishable food Friday.
BY MATT DINGER Published: February 5, 2011

The shelves of Sooner Foods looked a lot better Friday than they did Thursday, the store manager said.

Cheryl Shackleford said the grocery store's shelves were bare Thursday, with supplies of fresh meat, vegetables, milk and eggs gone or seriously diminished.

“Yesterday, we were running out of food. Our shelves were barer than they have been in years,” she said.

Shackleford said an order of potatoes brought in from 40 miles away on Thursday was gone in 30 minutes.

“I think they were temporarily scared. They were very uneasy because we got another 6 inches (of snow) this morning that we weren't supposed to get,” Shackleford said Friday.

A tractor-trailer delivered a load of perishable items Friday morning, including a shipment of milk, she said.

Vendor deliveries — which include chips and soda — have been slowed or canceled because trucks can't make it to the stores for fears their cargo will freeze before it can be delivered, she said.

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