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Nominations Open for 2022 Child Abuse Prevention Awards

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Oklahoma Child Abuse Prevention Awards, honoring outstanding Oklahoma individuals and organizations for demonstrating outstanding commitment, dedication, and leadership in child abuse prevention. more

Oklahoma among seven states with highest rural HIV burden free self-test program aims to limit spread of HIV

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma was recently identified as one of seven states in the U.S. with the highest rural burden of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) is now offering free, at-home HIV rapid self-tests as part of an effort to help decrease the spread. more

Rotary Students of the Month chosen

Rotary Students of the Month for February are Westin Archer and Beatriz Valles. Westin is the son of Will and Angela Archer. Beatriz is the daughter of Natividad Garibay. They are pictured with incoming Rotary president Lori Varner. more

FES Principal inducted into Lions Club

Laura Yeager, Frederick Elementary Principal was recently inducted into the Lions Club. Yeager is pictured with Lions Club members Jacob Allen Noyola, Gary Tyler, and sponsor Shannon Vanderburg. Frederick Lions Club meets at noon each Thursday at Lucy's Cafe. Anyone that would like to learn more about Lions Club, feel free to contact Vinson Orr or any Lions Club member. more

Operation C.A.R.E. volunteer recognized for outstanding service

Jay McPherson, Life Coach and volunteer for Operation C.A.R.E. Ministries of Tillman County, was recognized by Southwest Ledgers during their award ceremony Jan. 24, 2022, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Lawton. more

Local man arrested on drug, alcohol charges

A local man was arrested after police witnessed him driving erratically down 11th Street in Frederick. At about 10:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Officer Jose Puentes III stated in an affidavit that he witnessed the man, later identified as Ricky Lidy, stop in the middle of the street before accelerating and nearly hitting a curb. more

Impersonator show held at Ramona Theatre

An Impersonator Show was held recently at the historic Ramona Theatre in Frederick. Judging by audience reaction and participation, a good time was had by all. more

Operation C.A.R.E. scheduled to host spaghetti dinner fundraiser

Operation C.A.R.E. scheduled to host spaghetti dinner fundraiser Feb. 18, 2022, beginning at noon. more

Historical Society to host Bean Supper Fundraiser

The Tillman County Historical Society will be hosting a Bean Supper on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Pioneer Townsite’s Red Barn. The meal will consist of beans, cornbread, dessert, and drink. Guests may dine-in or have their meal to-go. more

Tillman County Schools receive funding through Redbud Legislation

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma State Department of Education last week allotted half of $38.5 million to 330 brick-and-mortar public schools statewide through Redbud School Funding Grants. The remainder will be distributed to qualifying schools this summer. Those schools include schools in Frederick, Tipton, Davidson, and Grandfield in Tillman County. more

Frederick and Tipton graduates compete for Miss SWOSU

The Miss SWOSU Scholarship Contest was held Jan. 29, 2022, in-person and via livestream. If anything good has come out of this pandemic it would be live-streamed events. It gives more opportunity for people to see events they ordinarily wouldn’t be able to attend. more

Quinn Johnson crowned Miss Altus Teen

When Miss Altus Kennedy Martin and Miss Altus Teen Paige Condon were crowned in 2020, nobody knew that a pandemic would take over the world and they would reign for two years until a new group of competitors could take the stage once again. more

Beetle saliva shows potential to create a natural antibiotic

STILLWATER – Oklahoma State University scientists are excited about a brown goo secreted by a rare beetle. Why all the excitement over bug saliva? Because it could lead to the creation of … more

Singing ChurchWomen to present concert in Frederick

The western half of the Singing ChurchWomen of Oklahoma choir is scheduled to perform in Frederick Feb. 10, 2022, at 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 201 E. Grand Ave., Frederick. more

Trophy auction cancelled for 2022

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed another much looked forward to event. The Tillman County Junior Livestock Show Trophy Auction has been cancelled for the 2022 show year. more

On this Day: Feb. 3

On this Day: Feb. 3 Samuel Clemens first used the pen name Mark Twain in a Virginia City newspaper, the "Territorial Enterprise” on Feb. 3, 1863. The name Mark Twain is a pseudonym of … more

Social media response to disaster lacks follow-through

STILLWATER – The intensity of emotions expressed online when natural disasters strike doesn’t necessarily lead to an equal amount of financial assistance when people need recovery help afterward, according to recent Oklahoma State University research. more

Hopkins sentenced for failure to register as sex offender

According to court documents, Christopher Hopkins was sentenced in the District Court of Tillman County Jan. 13, 2022, after pleading guilty to being a sex offender living within 2,000 feet of a park or school and failure to register as a sex offender. Hopkins was sentenced to 10 years for both counts, with two years suspended and eight years to serve with credit for 232 days. The sentences will run concurrently. more

On this day in History: Feb. 2

Groundhog Day was celebrated for the first time at Gobbler’s Knob in Punxsutawney, Penn. Punxsutawney Phil, the furry meteorologist, predicted the weather for the first time on Feb. 2, … more

Rosecrants files ‘Active Oklahoma Kids Act’ for upcoming session

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Jacob Rosecrants, D-Norman, filed legislation for the upcoming session that would protect recess for Oklahoma students. more
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