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 sports@hillcom.net.

AUGUST Wednesday, August 25 – Saturday, August 28:

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

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.

Caylee Sperling, 9, right, makes different sounds for Caison. Mom says he loves her voice the most. He stares and giggles as his big sister puts on a show for him.

ELGIN — A 7-month-old Elgin boy recently received a gift many take for granted: the ability to hear.

A male indigo bunting perches on a snag. Note the overall blue coloring which appears to go from an icy blue on the tail to a royal blue on the head.

figured after featuring spiders, assassin bugs and butterflies in the last couple of months, it might be nice to get back to the birds.

More insects and spiders will be featured in the future, but this week, the indigo bunting will take center stage.

Sharks at the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks swim within an arm’s reach of a preteen.

JENKS — An easy day trip away, the Tulsa area provides an exciting destination adventure filled with Oklahoma wildlife and some marine life not native to the Sooner State.

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