The Texas Invasion

texas mission trip

“It’s just a week. And the difference we make will last a lifetime.” That was the answer I got from a young lady from Texas when I asked why a group of teenagers chose to come to Mangum for a week when they could be doing something else during the summer. 56 young people along with 25 adult sponsors have been in Mangum since Sunday evening. Their purpose was to help folks in the area with some clean-up, painting and general fix-up. Two Methodist churches from Texas have been holding fund raisers in order to finance the mission trip.


84th Annual Rodeo June 17-18 Free For Everyone

School is out. Graduation over, Alumni over and now it is time for the 84th Annual Mangum Mountie Rodeo. On June 17th and 18th each night at 8 pm the event will start with thrills and excitement each night. The Rafter D stock producers bring some of their roughest stock for the cowboys and cowgirls to compete on. And barrel racers from all around competing nightly. Also this year the Mangum Mounties with the tremendous support of their Platinum Sponsors are opening the gates to all because it is free admission. And the first 500 nightly receives a free hotdog, drink and chips.

Bull Riding is Not Just for Guys Anymore

If you’ve attended any Mangum Girl’s Athletic events in the past few years, you probably saw a young lady folks call Augie. She’s not very big, but she packs a real punch, giving everything she has to whatever she does. Most people might not know that her talents go beyond basketball and softball. In her spare time she rides bulls. I’m not talking small bulls, I’m talking about 1,800 pounds of snot slinging, head shaking, jumping, bucking, twisting, turning, mean “I’ll do anything to get you off my back” bulls.


Ride-Walk Run Change for Caton Fundraiser This Saturday

This coming Saturday, May 14, 2016, there will be a Change for Caton Fun Run, Walk and Run. The fund raiser is to help Caton Noblitt with the out of pocket expenses she will have following surgery and therapy while in Florida. Title sponsor for the event is ASHO. There are five different events to choose from. They are as follows: 40 mile ride- Begins at 8 a.m. 26 mile ride- Begins at 9 a.m. 12 mile ride- Begins at 9:30 a.m. 5K Walk/Run- Begins at 10 a.m. 1 Mile walk/run- Begins at 10 a.m. The course is all pavement rods with some highway for bike riders.