Governor Mary Fallin Delivers 2016 State of the State Address

Mary Fallin

Governor Proposes Teacher Pay Increase, Merging Administrative Functions of Underperforming Dependent Schools and Lowering Oklahoma’s Mandatory Drug Possession Sentences, and Challenges Lawmakers to Fix Structural Problems in Budget Governor Mary Fallin today delivered the annual State of the State Address in front of a joint session of the Oklahoma Legislature. In it, Fallin focused on the urgent need to improve the state’s budgeting process to ensure that legislators can adequately fund priority goals related to education, public safety, health and more.


Friday Deadline for Little Miss and Mr. Entries

Attention parents, grandparents, friends and other relatives. It’s time once again to enter your favorite little person ages 0-8 years in the annual Mangum Star-News Little Miss and Mister Contest. It’s easy to enter, just send your favorite picture along with a completed entry blank. Cost is $10 per entry. All entrants will have their picture printed in the February 11, 2016 edition of the Mangum Star-News. Two young ladies and two young men will be selected. Judging is based on the pictures and we use impartial out of town judges.


Mangum Senior Athletes to Be Honored Friday Night

The 2016 MHS Senior Recognition Ceremony for winter sports will be held on Friday, February 12, at 6:00 p.m. before the basketball games against Merritt that night. The following 18 seniors will be honored for their contributions to basketball, wrestling, and cheerleading: Boys Basketball Hunter Laughlin—Hunter is the son of Doug and Lori Laughlin. His grandparents are Merlin and Patsy Nippert, and Euel and Glenda Laughlin. Hunter has one sister, Jayd Laughlin.


2016 MHS Basketball Homecoming February 2

Homecoming 2016

The 2015 Mangum High School basketball homecoming ceremony will be held on February 2, 2016, at the conclusion of the boys’ game against the Navajo Indians. The queen and king candidates were selected after meeting eligibility requirements. The queen candidates are as follows: The first queen candidate is August Hopper. August is the daughter of Doyle Hopper and Lisa Hopper. Her grandparents are Juanita and the late Jesse Hopper, and the late Patricia and Frank Murphy. August has five siblings: Dana Colson, Chanda Gomez, Kenny Hall, Jesse Hopper, and September Hopper.