Legislators Presents Over $1 Million in Grant Funding

Gould Presented with Grant
Granite presented with grant
Mangum Presented with grant
Willow presented with grant

The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) and Oklahoma legislators presented over $1 million to 36 different communities on Friday, Jan. 30. Senator Mike Schulz, Senator Darcy Jech, Representative Harold Wright, Representative David Perryman and Representative Todd Russ presented Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grants and Community Enhancement of Nutrition Assistance (CENA) grants.

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Pray For Rain!

Fire Outside of Mangum

In spite of the extremely dry weather Greer County has been fortunate in the past couple of years when it comes to grass fires. That luck changed dramatically Sunday when a fire broke out on the river bed southwest of Mangum and burned over 7,000 acres of land and was up to five miles wide before being brought under control shortly after midnight Monday. The initial call came into the Mangum fire department around noon on Sunday. Monday morning firemen were still working on hot spots in an effort to completely put out the fire.

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Teams Advance to Regionals Basketball Tournament

The first round of action is over and the next round begins Thursday in the Regional Tournament for teams from Mangum and Hollis. The Mangum Lady Tigers (17th in Class 2A 18-6) lost a tough contest Saturday night to the Sayre Lady Eagles. Because of the loss Mangum moves into the consolation bracket where they will face the Cordell Lady Bluedevils (#19 Class 2A 16-7) on Thursday at 1:30 at Merritt. If they win they will face the loser of the Fairview (#5 in Class 2A 17-6) – Hooker (13-11) game on Friday at 1:30 at Merritt. A loss at any time would end their season.

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