Two southwest Oklahoman rodeo competitors thought they were hosting a meet and greet Saturday in Comanche, but instead, they were recognized for their accomplishments in the sport, including being finalists at the National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas.
Freedom Elementary School students gave their stamp of approval on the brand new books they just received by placing “Thank You” stickers inside them. The books were granted through the 2017 Student Investment Program bond.
Those using the SNAP program should not be worried about their benefits for at least another month, however, if the government shutdown continues on, they will be notified around the end of February that there won’t be any money coming in March.
Futsal may be fairly new to southwest Oklahoma, but it is not a new sport globally. It was started back in the 1930s in a South American YMCA, and now, it has come full circle... to the Lawton Family YMCA.
At the monthly event, dogs, cats and other available animals are up for adoption at a reduced fee of just $20. But on Saturday, all the animals were available at no out of pocket expense, thanks to the pay it forward program, which is where individuals make donations towards future adoption fees.
At the Saturday workshops, the girls learn life skills like table etiquette, communication, preparing for employment, and even STEM activities. At today’s session, they learned how their skills can translate to jobs in the future, and gathered visuals to add to their career vision boards.