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A family inspects items at the Elgin United Methodist Church rummage sale.

There was a sizable number of items this weekend at the semi-annual rummage sale hosted by the United Methodist Church of Elgin. On Thursday, Friday and Saturday United Methodist Women President Becky Bremenkamp and local UMW volunteers staffed the event.

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Hail pounded its way into the news this Spring, with recent reports of baseball-size in Norman to grapefruit-size in a town about 40 miles west of San Antonio, Texas.

Elgin Community Food Pantry volunteers, from left are Cindy Herring, Anita Brockwell, and Marie Gilbert.

Sixteen years ago, when Linda Swanner first mentioned the idea of starting a food bank to then-Elgin First United Methodist Church Pastor Coy Remer, the two probably did not see it operating through a global pandemic. But that is exactly what is happening, though not without precautions.

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 4A Regional golf tournament.

Kelly Langford, Jessica Diley and Hallye Bolan all made the cut and qualified for the State Tournament that will be held on May 5 and 6.

SCOREBOARD: Elgin alumna Ariel McDonald shows her score card that qualified her for Nationals.

Elgin alumna Ariel McDonald competed in the NJCAA Region 2 golf tournament on Monday, April 19. Playing for Murray State College as a freshman, Ariel played her way into the NJCAA National Tournament that will be held in Daytona, Florida on May 10-13.

Delaney York

Delaney York wants to be a gamechanger. It’s advice from her mom, Sheri York, and, maybe unlike most other teenagers, Delaney took it to heart.