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Bill making livestock tax exempt signed into law

OKLAHOMA CITY – The governor recently signed into a law a bill that exempts from personal property taxes livestock used to support a family, beginning in January 2023. more

Smucker’s recalls Jif peanut butter

A CDC food safety alert regarding a multistate outbreak of Salmonella Senftenberg infections has been posted: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/senftenberg-05-22/index.html more

Volunteers pick up donations for the Letter Carrier’s Food Drive

Tillman County residents donated food to the Letter Carrier’s Food Drive held recently. Volunteers helped deliver the food to the Tillman County Food Bank. Pictured from left are Raegan Hill, Lanee Coleman, Zane Tyler, Jolee McIntyre, Jordyn Fatjo, and Lexi Flores. Those who also helped but are not pictured are Courtney Tyler, sponsor, and Claudia Flores. They collected over 1100 pounds of food. The Grandfield post office collected 182 lbs. Thanks to all who participated and donated to the Tillman County Food Bank. more

Schrick awarded NASA Oklahoma Space Grant internship for Summer 2022

Nine Southwestern Oklahoma State University students have been awarded internships for the 2022 summer from the NASA Oklahoma Space Grant program. According to Madeline Baugher, SWOSU’s … more

One in three bites of food provided by pollinators

How can you help stop the decline of pollinators? June is National Pollinators Month. Most people think of bees when they think of pollinators, but pollinators also include butterflies, bats, birds, flies, and even some beetles. We can help pollinators by planting pollinator gardens of native, non-invasive pollen and nectar-producing plants. more

Last living D-Day Pathfinder Pilot turning 100

Saturday, July 16, 2022, the last living D-Day Pathfinder Pilot, Lt. Col. David Hamilton (USAF, Ret.) is scheduled to celebrate his 100th birthday with the WWII Airborne Demonstration Team (ADT). … more

This day in history: “Dracula” arrives in London bookshops

On May 26, 1897, Bram Stoker’s "Dracula" arrives in bookstores in London. “Dracula” is written in the epistolary form, meaning the narrative is related through letters, diary … more

The history of Memorial Day begins in the 1860s

Memorial Day has been celebrated since the end of the Civil War, which ended in the spring of 1865. The Civil War claimed more lives than any conflict in U.S. history and required the establishment of the country’s first national cemeteries, according to an article on history.com. more

Workshop to address food labeling regulations

The Robert M. Kerr Food and Agricultural Products Center is set to host a public two-day Food Labeling Workshop June 8-9. Participants will learn about the Food and Drug Administration food labeling regulations. more

Drought raises questions about when, how to cull cattle herds

As current drought conditions in western Oklahoma decline past what they were in 2010 and 2011, cattle producers across the state are faced with making difficult herd management decisions. more

Cameron University and CU-Duncan again named Certified Healthy Campuses

Both campuses of Cameron University have again been designated as Certified Healthy Campuses ―the Lawton campus for the 11th consecutive year and CU-Duncan for the eighth. The designation is awarded by the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) in conjunction with the Oklahoma Academy, The State Chamber of Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma Turning Point Council. more

Local OSU Extension agent visits rotary

The Rotary Club recently welcomed Jordan Gaither Inscore from the Tillman County OSU Extension office. She talked about what the Extension office does, what’s going on right now, and future plans. She is pictured with Rotarian Clay Johnson. more

Voter registration deadline approaches

June 3, 2022, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the June 28 Federal, State, and County Primary Election, Tillman County Election Board Secretary Vonnie Bergman said today. more

Frederick Rotary Club to host Fundraiser Softball Tournament

Frederick Rotary Club will begin a new fundraising effort this year, according to Rotary Club member Cacy Caldwell. An adult co-ed softball tournament is scheduled for Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 9 a.m. at the Frederick City Softball Field located on South Seventh Street. more

Deadline to request absentee ballots approaches

Voters in Tillman County who want absentee ballots mailed to them for the June 28, 2022, Federal, State and County Primary Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Vonnie Bergman said today. more

Fifth-graders complete AG in the Classroom projects

Anna Wofford’s fifth-graders learned about the different ways to grow fruits and vegetables and recently finished up their AG in the Classroom projects. The three ways these students grew their plants included a bucket tower garden, or hydroponics, aquaponics, and container gardening. more

On this day in history: Roosevelt, Churchill plot D-Day

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and United States President Franklin D. Roosevelt began plotting D-Day on May 19, 1943. They originally set the date for May 1, 1944, but due to bad weather, … more

Rotary Student of the Year chosen

What a way to close out the 21-22 Rotary Student of the Month program! We were thrilled to have our Rotary Student of the Year, Lily-Marie Fraley present her winning essay. She plans to attend UCO to pursue a degree in nursing. Fraley is pictured with her grandfather and Rotarian Glenn Redeker and FHS principal Randy Biggs. Lily-Marie is the daughter of Scott and Kim Fraley. more

2021-22 Lions Club Outstanding seventh and 11th-graders chosen

The Frederick Lion’s Club chooses outstanding seventh and 11th-grade students at Tillman County schools each year. This year’s outstanding seventh and 11th-graders are Cierra Collins, seventh-grade, Ethan Fletcher, 11th grade, both of Frederick; Payne Coody, seventh-grade, Hailey Hunt, 11th-grade, both of Grandfield; Brelynn Rogers, seventh, and Maxx Babcock, 11th-grade, both of Tipton. The students are pictured with Lions President Jacob Allen Noyola. more

Beta Sigma Phi presents Woman of the Year award

Xi Alpha Chi chapter of Beta Sigma Phi presented their Woman of the Year award to Dana Greer (center) at their recent Founder’s Day banquet. Each year the group chooses a woman in the community that goes above and beyond to serve Frederick and the people in the community. Pictured with Greer are members Jenna Nuncio (left) and Mercedes Amyx (right). more
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