Area Churches to Study "The Story"

The Story

One of the most difficult books to read is also the greatest selling book in the world year after year. The vast majority of homes in America have one copy and most have multiple copies. Of course I’m speaking about the Bible.

Personally, I read through the Bible each year, but there are still portions that I have to admit I don’t enjoy reading as much as I do other portions. When it gets to the part where someone begat someone else and it goes on and on I have to make myself stay focused.

Mangum Resident Celebrates 105 Years of Life

Doris Uekert celebrates 105th birthday

Grace Living Center Mangum resident Doris Ueckert is celebrating 105 years of life. Born August 7, 1909 and raised in Brinkman, Okla., Ueckert said she spent most of her adult life in Willow, Okla. where she and her husband ran their farm. She said they worked hard and found joy in the simple things in life. Her secret to long life? “Being happy, working hard and living my life for God.”

Tigers To Scrimmage Burns Flat Friday Night

Colby Hamlet fades back to pass as the Tigers get ready for their first scrimmage Friday night at the Liberty Bowl

The Mangum Tigers are under new coach, Forrest Mazey, and this Friday night will be your first chance to see them in action as they will scrimmage the Burns Flat Eagles at the Liberty Bowl at 6 p.m. This is the annual “soap and Towel" scrimmage where the fans are asked to donate towels, soap, laundry detergent, stain remover, fabric softener, etc. Anything you can donate would be greatly appreciated. They will have an out of town scrimmage next week then will open the season on Friday, September 5 at Hobart. Come out and support the Tigers!

Mangum Schools Show a 43 Student Increase

The 2014-2015 school year officially began last week and the early enrollment figures show a 43 student increase over the first week of school last year. According to school superintendent, Mike Southall, there are 751 students enrolled in our school system.

A ten year comparison shows the following enrollments: 2006-720; 2007-698; 2008-722; 2009-710; 2009/2010-690; 2010/2011-701; 2011/2012-675; 2012/2013-695; 2013/2014-708; 2014-2015-751. This is the most students we have had in the past four years.