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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

Dance to be held at Pioneer Townsite

The Pioneer Townsite is scheduled to host a dance on Friday, April 22, 2022. Dancers and music lovers of all ages are welcome to attend the two-hour event, which begins at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served throughout the event and music will be provided by the Frederick High School Jazz Band. more

New store to open on Main Street

A beauty supply store is scheduled to open in Frederick by mid-July. Deondralique Greene is planning to open Luxerious Beauty Supply Bar, LLC at 112 North Main Street. more

On this day in history: John Wayne wins academy award for True Grit

Legendary actor John Wayne won the only Academy Award he would get in his lifetime on April 7, 1970, for his portrayal of U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn in True Grit. John Wayne, also known as The Duke, appeared in about 150 movies over the course of his career. more

Amery Newton crowned Miss Frederick 2022

The Miss Frederick pageant was held April 2, 2022. Felisha Crawford served as emcee for the event. To kick things off, Miss Frederick 2019 – and 2020 and 2021 – Harley Akin sang “Scars to her Beautiful.” more

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
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