Books Are Flying Off Library Shelves

Book Flying Off Shelf

Books are flying off the shelves at the Margaret Carder Library in Mangum. No, I’m not talking about people checking out books to read at home, I’m talking about literally flying off the shelves when no one is around. Things were normal at the library on January 5th when they locked the doors according to Martha Young. Then Tuesday morning when she unlocked the doors she noticed a large book in the floor on the east side of the library. Now, at this point we need to go back over the past few years.

Gas Prices Have Fallen Under $2.00!!!

Under $2.00!!!!

Did you ever, in your wildest dreams, think that you would be happy to pay $1.89 for a gallon of gasoline? That is what is happening right now in the area. There have been several reasons given as to why the price of gas has dropped the past six months. Personally I don’t care why, I’m just happy it is doing so. I’m not an “old timer” I’m more of a “middle timer” but I can remember when I paid 20 cents for a gallon of gas with my monthly gas bill totalling around $25. Then little by little it began to inch up in the mid 70’s.


Basketball Homecoming Ceremony This Friday

Basketball Homecoming Candidates

The 2015 Mangum High School Basketball Homecoming ceremony will be held on Friday, January 16, after the games against the Burns Flat- Dill City Eagles. After meeting eligibility requirements, the queen and king candidates will be selected by a vote of the student body. The candidates are as follows: The first queen candidate is Jordyn Nicole Clark. Jordyn is the daughter of Tom and Cynthia Clark. Her grandparents are Melvis and Velma Ritter, Frank and Gwen Clark, And Linda and the late Robert Cecil. She has one brother, Erick Clark.


Members of Speech Team Qualify for RegionalCompetition

Competitive speech team, Mangum High School

On Saturday the Mangum High School Competitive Speech Team attended the speech competition in Navajo. Twelve students attended, 4 of the students placed and qualified for regionals. Sydney Baker placed 2nd in Dramatic Interpretation, Ashley Villa placed 2nd in Dramatic Interpretation, Jasmine Ritter placed 2nd in Original Oratory, and Alex Villa placed 2nd in Poetry. These four students, in addition to Madison Smith, will attend the regional competition in Weatherford on March 27th and 28th. But the competitive season is not over!