Hot Dogs, Parades, Fireworks and Husband Calling This July 4th

The following is a list of area 4th of July celebrations. Mangum The American Legion Riders will host the 7 th Annual Stars and Stripes 4 th of July Fireworks Display. There will be hot dogs, chips, bottled water and, of course, fireworks. This will take place at Jewett Scott Field west of Mangum. Be sure to bring your own fireworks, lawn chairs, bug spray and family. The hot dogs will be served at 8 with the fireworks display to begin at dusk. Willow The Annual Willow 4 of July Celebration will begin with the parade at 5:30.

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Arrest Warrants Issued for 19 in Area Drug Raid

Law enforcement officers from four counties in Southwest Oklahoma spread out early this morning armed with arrest warrants for 19 individuals suspected of drug dealing, according to District Attorney John Wampler. The arrests were the culmination of several months of investigations and undercover purchases of illegal drugs by the District Three DA Drug and Violent Crime Task Force and the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics.

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Annual Mangum Mountie Rodeo Draws Hundreds of Fans

The 83rd edition of the Mangum Mountie Rodeo was a great event for the citizens of Greer County and enjoyed by hundreds of rodeo fans. Friday night was a little short on numbers but was high in excitement as cowboys and cowgirls fought for top prizes in events such as ranch bronc, tie down, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing, a new event called double mugging, and of course what is called the toughest sport bull riding. Contestants from across Oklahoma and Texas were here to compete on some of the roughest stock provided by Rafter D Rodeo Company.

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MHS Named School of Inspiration

Bad news about American education is everywhere. American schools face gargantuan challenges, and radical change is needed to restore our educational system. Yet simply lamenting the sad state of U.S. education does nothing to improve matters. So let’s turn the question around: Is there any good news about American education? Are there real-life examples of primary and secondary schools that face stiff challenges and yet have found a way to thrive?

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