John William Elmer Thomas

Like many other men lured to Oklahoma’s Twin Territories, seeking adventure and opportunity near the turn of the 20th century, future politician Elmer Thomas, of Lawton, was no different.

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President Joe Biden’s mandate that all healthcare workers take the COVID-19 vaccine should “level the playing field,” a Comanche County Memorial Hospital executive said.

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