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Tips for taxpayers as filing deadline approaches

STILLWATER – As the April 18 filing deadline approaches, there are some important items taxpayers need to keep in mind as they get ready to file their tax returns. more

Presentation to offer fundamentals of rain barrels

STILLWATER – Anyone interested in learning about rain barrels in the home landscape can do so at an upcoming Fundamentals for Rain Barrels presentation in April. more

OSU institute receives $1M grant to streamline plant disease testing

STILLWATER – Oklahoma State University Institute of Biosecurity and Microbial Forensics scientists are heading a national project geared toward creating more efficient diagnostic practices for plant pathogens. The $1 million project, funded by the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture, aims to safeguard U.S. production systems, ensure safe and beneficial trade and ensure food security and environmental protection. more

General Motors names Henniges Automotive a 2021 Supplier of the Year

General Motors recognized Henniges Automotive as a 2021 Supplier of the Year. GM celebrated honorees at its 30th annual Supplier of the Year awards ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona, last week. more

House passes bill to fight catalytic converter theft

OKLAHOMA CITY – Spurred by a skyrocketing rise in catalytic converter theft in recent years, the Oklahoma House of Representatives has taken action to help ensure Oklahoma doesn't become a safe haven for the thefts. more

“Emergence,” Cameron University’s senior art show, to open April 2 at Leslie Powell Gallery

The Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts will present a 2022 senior art exhibition, “Emergence,” at the Leslie Powell Gallery, 620 S.W. D Avenue. An opening reception is planned for Saturday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. and is open to the public at no charge. Artwork on display for the exhibition, which will run through April 30, will be available for purchase. more

House recognizes Ag Day

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives unanimously approved a resolution declaring Thursday, March 24, 2022, as Oklahoma Agriculture Day. more

This day in history: “Oklahoma!” opens in 1943

Oklahoma – where the wind comes sweeping down the plains. Frederick residents can attest to the truth of those lyrics after the wind advisory days we’ve had lately. Oklahoma! opened on Broadway March 31, 1943. more

Commissioner Joe Don Dickey statement

County Commissioner Joe Don Dickey releases a statement. more

Oklahoma could remain on Standard Time beginning Nov. 8, 2022

A bill that would end Day Light Savings Time has passed the House. Rep. Kevin West said House Bill 3146 seeks to put the statutory amendment in front of voters to make the final decision. Should HB 3146 pass, it would put Oklahoma on Standard Time year-round and do away with the twice-yearly clock changes. more

Miss Frederick pageant scheduled for April 2

These lovely ladies are “Tickled Pink” to walk through the door of opportunity and show their talent, intelligence, beauty, and poise. Miss Frederick 2022 is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 2 in the historic Ramona Theatre in Frederick. Which one of these beautiful young ladies will be your 2022 Miss Frederick? Contestants are from left, (standing), Hannah Schneider, Amery Newton, Sadie Jensen, Beatriz Valles, and Gabriella (Lala) Flores; kneeling from left are Kaelyn Torres, Lauren Akin, and Lanee Coleman. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from any contestant. more

Local man arrested on child pornography charges

Khami Hester, 26 of Frederick, was arrested March 17, 2022, on charges of distribution of child pornography, aggravated possession of child pornography, violation of the computer crimes act, and assault and battery on a police officer. more

Easter egg hunt scheduled for April 16

Xi Alpha Chi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi is scheduled to host the Community Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, April 16, 2022, at 10 a.m. in Memorial Park. The event is free and open to all kids ages two through 10. Special prize eggs will be hidden in each age category and those prizes should be claimed immediately after the hunt from the tables located in the tennis/basketball courts. more

Rain and Son Shine!

As I finish this on Monday morning the beginning of spring, rain is falling, and more rain is in the forecast today. Lightning and thunder are welcome on this place. I always encourage y’all to pray for rain. more

New information now available on the Oklahoma School Report Card

OKLAHOMA CITY – This week the Oklahoma State Department of Education added new data to the Oklahoma School Report Card. The additions, required under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, include data on teacher qualifications and information from the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC). more

PIONEER ANNOUNCES ASSISTANCE THROUGH AFFORDABLE CONNECTIVITY PROGRAM

Pioneer has announced it is working to help build awareness about the Affordable Connectivity Program, a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) program.  The new long-term benefit will help to lower the cost of broadband service for eligible households struggling to afford internet service. more

Bill to modernize posting of legal notices passes House

OKLAHOMA CITY – Legislation to improve transparency and accountability in state and local government unanimously passed the House on Monday. more

House advances measure to add meats to 'Oklahoma Certified' list

OKLAHOMA CITY – Rep. Jim Grego, R-Wilburton, won unanimous House passage of a bill that would expand the list of meats on the "Oklahoma Certified" list. Currently beef (bovine) is the only meat on the list. Under House Bill 2368, swine, goat, lamb, poultry and fish would be added. more

On this day in history: Parliament passes the Quartering Act

On March 24, 1765, Parliament passed the Quartering Act, which required American colonies to house British soldiers. The document begins, “AN ACT to amend and render more effectual, in his Majesty's dominions in America, an act passed in this present session of parliament, intituled, An act for punishing mutiny and desertion, and for the better payment of the army and their quarters.” more

Oklahoma Well Owner Network set to host water screening and training

TILLMAN COUNTY – Oklahoma State University students are set to conduct well water analysis and a short training for citizens in Tillman County. Samples will be accepted at the Tillman County Extension Office from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and at the Tipton Ag Building from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Monday March 28, 2022. The results will be provided the following evening, Tuesday March 29, 2022, along with a short informative presentation at 5:30 p.m. at the Tipton Ag Building. more
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