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On this day in history: Abraham Lincoln assassinated

On April 14, 1865, John Wilkes Booth snuck into Abraham Lincoln’s private theatre box at Ford’s Theatre and shot Lincoln once in the back of the head. more

Federal Judge upholds bulk of patient's right to Pharmacy Choice Act

Oklahoma Attorney General John O’Connor applauds the decision by a federal district judge to uphold most of Oklahoma’s Patient’s Right to Pharmacy Choice Act. Passed by the Legislature in 2019, this consumer protection Act protects Oklahomans’ access to pharmacy providers. The Act also protects Oklahoma pharmacies from certain self-dealing and self-serving practices of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) that can harm consumers and put rural and independent pharmacies out of business. more

Cameron University wraps up theatre season with “9 to 5:  The Musical”

Cameron University’s Department of Art, Music, and Theatre Arts will close its 2021-2022 Spirited Season with “9 to 5: The Musical.”  Based on the hit movie, the lively production follows the adventures of Violet, Judy and Doralee as they get revenge on their sexist, egotistical boss, Mr. Hart. more

Spring highlights morel mushroom hunting

Mushroom hunters will be out in full force during the next few weeks, and the most popular species on their radar is the morel. It’s the thrill of the chase for morel mushroom foragers, and locations are kept top secret. more

New district program specialists named for Oklahoma 4-H

Their faces aren’t new to the Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development Program, but their titles and job responsibilities have changed. Leslie Lewis, Sara Randolph and Jim Rhodes have been named the … more

Garrett Haight inducted into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Garrett Haight of Davidson was recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society. Haight was initiated at Cameron University. more

Learn about the bachelor’s degree programs

For those interested in entering one of the many rewarding career fields that focuses on children and families, CU in Family & Child Studies and Early Childhood Administration will present … more

Oklahoma Blood Institute desperate for donors

Oklahoma Blood Institute has less than half of the blood supply needed, threatening a critical blood shortage for local patients, and creating an immediate need for blood donors. more

Community clean up scheduled for April 30

Frederick’s Community Clean Up is scheduled for April 30, 2022, and will begin at 8 a.m. downtown. Adopt-A-Sidewalk groups are encouraged to attend and work on their blocks. If you are a … more

Coleman named Teacher of the Year

Misty Coleman was named Frederick’s Teacher of the Year. more

Local farm owners receive Centennial Farm Award

Hickerson Farm, located around Davidson in Tillman County, recently received the Centennial Farm Award. more

Mike Thornton named new Tillman County Emergency Management Director

Tillman County Emergency Management Director says they will begin weekly tests of the storm sirens. The tests will be conducted at noon on Wednesdays. If it's stormy or cloudy, those tests won't take place. more

Ford passes 12 bills to Senate

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Ross Ford, R-Broken Arrow, passed a dozen bills out of the House this session that have now been assigned to various Senate committees. Many of the measures focus on public safety enhancements and pay and compensation benefit changes for law enforcement or first responders. Others seek to improve public process and transparency. more

Water Quality Data Now Available for Oklahoma Residents

For the first time ever, Oklahomans can easily identify how good (or bad) their local drinking water is—with lab test results collected at both local treatment plants and kitchen sinks. more

Relief Working Group recommends funding for Fiber Optic Technician Training Program

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Joint Committee on Pandemic Relief Funding – Transportation, Infrastructure & Rural Development Working Group last week approved a proposal to send to the full committee that would develop and implement a fiber optic technician training program consisting of a series of short-term customized Advanced Fiber Technician training courses. Rep. Logan Phillips, R-Mounds, expressed his excitement over the project, saying it could help move Oklahoma forward.   more

It's time for Festival of the Arts!

Festival of the Arts is now just weeks away and staff and volunteers are working around the clock to make sure it's an event for the ages! From visual artists showing you their masterpieces, to lives performances across three stages, and 27 food vendors creating culinary delights – Festival of the Arts is ready to prove once again why it's the "Rite of Spring" for Oklahoma City. Come April 19 - 24, 2022, Bicentennial Park will be the place to be in OKC! more

High input costs require a ‘sharp pencil’ to assess farming operations

STILLWATER – The escalating price of fuel and fertilizer is a major concern for agricultural producers. High grain and cattle prices don’t turn profits when input costs keep farmers and ranchers in the red. more


WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) met with the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association this week in Washington. Their discussion ranged from the importance of pushing back against the Biden administration’s regulatory overreach at the EPA to current events facing cattle markets. more

CU Be a Therapist will provide information about becoming a mental health professional

Interested in entering the challenging yet rewarding field of mental health? Cameron University’s CU Be a Therapist, a virtual information session, will present information on how a Master of Science in Behavioral Science degree can lead to licensure as a Licensed Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT) or a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) on Tuesday, April 12 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.  more

Frederick Middle School presents Sweets and Songs

Frederick Middle School presented Sweets and Songs recently at the High School Fine Arts Auditorium. more
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