AT&T’s “It Can Wait” Simulator Shows Dangers of Texting and Driving at the ACCO Summer & Safety Conference

Brent York
Gary Lewis

The Association of County Commissioners of Oklahoma (ACCO) hosted their annual Summer & Safety Conference at the Embassy Suites in Norman, OK on Thursday, August 6th . The conference featured AT&T’s “It Can Wait” (ICW) new virtual reality simulator. More than 1,000 attendees from across the state including county commissioners, staff and their families had the opportunity to try out the experience, which simulates, in an immersive but safe 3-D setting, the potentially deadly consequences of glancing at your phone while driving.


Body Discoverer in Burned Vehicle Near Plainview OSBI Helps With Investigation

Body discovred

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is investigated a fatality incident 12 miles north and 2 miles west of Willow Sunday morning. According to the OHP report the incident occurred at approximately 5:57 Sunday morning 9/10 of a mile north of County Road 1340 in the Plainview area. A 1992 Oldsmoblie was driven by an unidentified subject was reported parked facing north bound on County Road 1830. When the Greer County deputy arrived at the scene the vehicle was fully engulfed in flames. The Willow Fire Department was dispatched to the scene.


Local Cowgirls Named Altus Rodeo Royalty

Mary Houck
Shelby Rogers

Two local cowgirls were honored Saturday night during the final performance of the Great Plains Stampede in Altus. Mary Houck was crowned Rodeo Queen and Shelby Rogers was crowned Rodeo Princess. The Great Plains Stampede Rodeo was held Thursday through Saturday last week and featured the annual Longhorn Cattle Drive through Altus Air Force Base on Thursday and the Rodeo Parade on Saturday. Mary is a Freshman in Mangum High School and the daughter of Eric and Tiffany Houck. Shelby is a Sophomore in Mangum High School and the daughter of Michael and Shawnya Rogers.


MEF Sponsors Breakfast for Mangum Teachers

MEF President, Marsha Purtell addresses the teachers

On August 17, 2015, the Mangum Education Foundation hosted the “Beginning 2015 School Year Breakfast” for all Mangum school employees. The event was held at the Edison Cafeteria catered by Jo’s Place. The Mangum Schools employee approximately 100 people made up of administration, faculty and support personnel. The Mangum Education Foundation, chartered in 2011, presents Grants each year to teachers. Anyone wishing to become a member supporter, is welcome to join. A one-year membership is $120 and can be paid out monthly. President of the Foundation is Rev.