FOLLOWING HIS BLOCK: Elgin’s Matt Lund looks for running room while the lineman create a lane for him during Elgin’s scrimmage against Lawton Eisenhower on Thursday, Aug. 26.

Elgin traveled to Lawton to finish up their scrimmages as they took on the Eisenhower Eagles at Cameron. After a spirited scrimmage all focus turned to week one opponent the Anadarko Warriors.

The Owls will be looking to avenge last year's 48 - 14 season opening loss to Anadarko.

A group of fall armyworm caterpillars (Spodoptera frugiperda) crawl along in a container. These caterpillars can vary in appearance and coloring.

The "armyworms" which are currently infesting certain areas of Southwest Oklahoma aren't really worms, they're caterpillars — caterpillars of the fall armyworm moth (Spodoptera frugiperda).

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Rodeo information can be emailed to Debi DeSilver at

AUGUST Wednesday, August 25 – Saturday, August 28:

Will Rogers Memorial Rodeo; Vinita, OK, American Legion Rodeo Grounds

 Community meal at Sterling First Baptist Church, 29 W. Oliver St. in Sterling

A free community meal will be held Tuesday, Sept. 14 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Sterling First Baptist Church, 29 W. Oliver St. in Sterling. Meals will be available for carry-out. The event is sponsored by the church.

From left, Elgin High School FFA members Andrea Padilla, Blakley Howard and Sadie Keith.

ELGIN — On a recent Friday afternoon, three members of Elgin High School’s Future Farmers of America group met with their advisor in the school’s state-of-the-art agricultural building, where ag-minded students and FFA members hone their ag abilities and learn how to employ their

Nurses don gowns and gloves inside Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton.

LAWTON — Comanche County Memorial Hospital’s COVID-19 patient population increased by 19% in a single day leaving healthcare officials tasked to find enough beds for everyone.

“We have no COVID unit and they’re not all in ICU,” said hospital spokeswoman Nicole Jolly.

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ELGIN — Friends of the Elgin Community Library have made significant headway in the organization’s annual fall book sale plans.

Organizers are piecing elements together to make the book sale fun and entertaining.