Photo Gallery: Extreme heat affecting westerrn Oklahoma towns 12/41

Wes Sander, cattle rancher, on his land just outside Woodward town limits on Tuesday, July 26, 2011.  Sander stands on dry and cracked soil that once was the bottom of one of his stock ponds.   Lack of rain and a string of days when temperatures exceeded  100 degrees have created extreme conditions for farmers, ranchers and citizens of many communities in western Oklahoma.    by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman.