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Miss Frederick Pageant scheduled for April 2

After a three-year “pandemic break,” the annual Miss Frederick pageant is scheduled to resume Saturday, April 2, 2022, at 7:30 p.m. in the historic Ramona theater, 114 S 9th St., Frederick. The theme for 2022 is “Tickled Pink,” a celebration of happiness and femininity. Eight contestants will be competing in personal interview, casualwear, talent, and evening gown. more

Chamber accepting Façade Grant Applications

Are you a Frederick business owner who wants to spruce up the exterior of your commercial building? If so, the Frederick Chamber of Commerce 500 Club is accepting applications for facade improvement grants. The program, which was launched by the Chamber in 2005, can provide up to $350 to Frederick businesses for purchase of exterior paint, signage, or other items to improve the appearance of your business. more

Submissions for Electric Art Initiative due April 1

The Frederick Chamber of Commerce 500 Club Committee is inviting local artists of all ages to submit entries for "Electric Art," a new initiative to turn utility boxes into public art. more

Children’s Home resident wins big at Oklahoma Youth Expo

OKLAHOMA CITY – An Oklahoma teenager has overcome the odds at the 2022 Oklahoma Youth Expo (OYE), where the 16-year-old orphan exhibited her breeding hog and won first place in her class and third place overall in the livestock show’s Purebred Duroc Gilt Division. more

On this day in History: First St. Patrick’s Day parade held

According to an article on History.com, the first recorded celebration honoring the Catholic feast day of St. Patrick was held March 17, 1601, in what is now St. Augustine, Florida. The article states that records show a St. Patrick’s Day parade was held under the direction of the colony’s Irish vicar, Ricardo Artur. more

Early voting begins March 31, 2022

Early voting begins Thursday March 31, 2022, for voters in Tillman County. Voters who will not be able to make it to the polls on Election Day have the option of voting early at their County Election Board. more

Board of Education general election announced

The Tillman County Election Board announced that the Board of Education General Election is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5, 2022. more

AFR advocates for rural public schools, opposes proposed school voucher system

OKLAHOMA CITY—Senate Bill 1647—known as the Oklahoma Empowerment Act—is drawing increasing concern from rural lawmakers who worry the legislation could reduce state funding dollars for rural public schools. The proposed legislation is a “school choice” bill that would allow any student to use state funds to cover costs associated with private school or homeschool attendance through the use of “school vouchers.” more

House unanimously passes bill to broaden protective orders

OKLAHOMA CITY – The House on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that modifies the definition of "family or household member" and defines "living in the same household" for the purpose of obtaining a protective order.  more

How to curb the pet obesity epidemic

STILLWATER – For many people, staying fit and active is a part of their lifestyle. They carve time out of their weekly routine to exercise and eat right. Humans need to do the same for their … more

Ford's Highway Patrol pay increase passes house

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers are a step closer to receiving a 35% pay raise after the House on Wednesday unanimously passed House Bill 4386 by Rep. Ross Ford, R-Broken Arrow. more

Magic Lantern Film Society to feature “The Searchers”

Cameron University’s Magic Lantern Film Society will present a special screening of “The Searchers” with a presentation by Dr. Sara Spurgeon, who will speak on “A Fella Could Mistake You for a Half-Breed: Race, Gender, and Genre in ‘The Searchers.’” The presentation will precede the screening of the 1956 film, which was named the “Greatest American Western” by the American Film Institute. The event takes place on Friday, March 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the McCasland Ballroom of the McMahon Centennial Complex and is open to the public at no charge. more

Talley's Palliative Care Bill passes House

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives approved legislation to help patients receive necessary pain management. more

Hyunsoon Whang continues performance cycle of Beethoven’s piano sonatas

Cameron University professor Hyunsoon Whang will present “Beethoven Sonata Cycle 4,” the fourth in a series of piano recitals in which she performs select Beethoven sonatas. The recital is set for on Thursday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the McCutcheon Recital Hall, where Whang will perform on a new Steinway piano that was a gift to the university from donors Matt Gaskins and Don Gaskins. more

Southwest Pride Barbershop Chorus announces new show

Southwest Pride Barbershop Chorus is proud to announce 57th Annual Show, “Barbershop Goes to Washington,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 8 and April 9, 2022, at McMahon Auditorium in Lawton.  The show was originally performed in Duncan in 2020 the night before everything shut down due to COVID-19.  The show features the men’s chorus singing four-part acapella harmony, with special guests the Sweet Adelines Lawton Harmony Chorus.  New to this year’s production is the addition of crowd favorites, Acappella Federation men’s barbershop chorus (OKC Chapter) to the stage. more

House Approves landmark Autonomous Vehicles Bill

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma House of Representatives has passed legislation authorizing the operation of fully autonomous vehicles on public roads. more

FES student wins first place in poster contest

In the fall Frederick Elementary students entered the Oklahoma Association of Conservation District’s poster contest. Local fifth-grader Collier Johnson won first place in the contest. more

Chamber accepting Façade Grant Applications

Are you a Frederick business owner who wants to spruce up the exterior of your commercial building? If so, the Frederick Chamber of Commerce 500 Club is accepting applications for facade improvement grants. The program, which was launched by the Chamber in 2005, can provide up to $350 to Frederick businesses for purchase of exterior paint, signage, or other items to improve the appearance of your business. more

On this day in History: March 10, 1876

“Mr. Watson, come here. I want you.” Those were the first discernible words transmitted over a telephone system. Inventor Alexander Graham Bell issued that command to his assistant, … more

County Commissioner charged with embezzlement, conspiracy

CUSTER COUNTY – A warrant was issued on March 8, 2022, for the arrest of County Commissioner Joe Don Dickey on charges of conspiracy and embezzlement. His bond was set at $15,000. Dickey is the commissioner for District 2 in Tillman County. more
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