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When the tip of the pole bent almost straight down like a tree branch di

A grasshopper sparrow perches on a barbed wire fence. Note the overall tan and brown appearance, un-streaked underparts, along with thick neck and flat head. Also note the mustard yellow lores. The Savannah sparrow also has yellow lores, but usually with a brighter yellow.

Over the winter, I featured many sparrow species which inhabit Southwest


STATE QUALIFIERS: Elgin’s Kelly Langford, Jessica Diley and Hallye Bolan qualified for the Class 4A State Tournament.

Elgin’s Lady Owls golf team traveled to Kingfisher to play in the Class

HEY BATTER: Elgin’s Mikayla Arnold throws a pitch during the Regional Tournament on Thursday, April. 22.

Elgin baseball Elgin 2, Fort Cobb 10


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When the forecast first broke for Tuesday this week of mid-April there w

FAMILY TRADITION: Rodeo is a way of life for the Snider family from Cement. Shyann said her father, Rusty Snider, is her mentor. They are pictured here after Shyann competed in the breakaway roping competition Saturday morning, April 17, at the OHSRA competition held at the Grady County Fairgrounds in Chickasha. Rusty said there have been about five generations of the Snider family to rodeo that he knows of.
SCOREBOARD: Elgin alumna Ariel McDonald shows her score card that qualified her for Nationals.
A female Wilson’s phalarope walks along in shallow water in search of food. Note the black stripe, and peach coloring on the neck


Helen Irene Ramirez 1944-2020

Helen Irene Ramirez, 76, of Alvin, Texas, went to be with the Lord on Su

Cindy Sheppard 1957-2020

Cindy Sheppard — loving daughter, mom, aunt, grandma, nurse and friend —