The Senate Education Committee will hold an interim study on the state textbook adoption process and reforms to textbook funding. The study was requested by Sen. Mary Boren, D-Norman.

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Local 4-H students, from left, Kayla Wolfe, Molly Belle, Anna Eller, Adeline Daniel and Kim Arney visited Washington, D.C., for Citizenship Washington Focus. While there the girls got to visit Oklahoma legislators and see some monuments.

Nominations to the prestigious Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) in Weatherford and Sayre are now being accepted with a deadline of Dec. 2.

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Viewing the new 1930s Dust Bowl exhibit at the Route 66 Museum are, from left, Virgil Smith, museum volunteer; Pat Smith, museum director; Seigi Torrent and Jayone Seguar, both visiting from Barcelona, Spain.

Washita Chapter NSDAR is promoting Constitution Week, the annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to the American way of life. This year, the celebration begins Sept. 17, 2019.

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The Oklahoma State University has awarded 2017 Arapaho-Butler High School graduate Taya Sappington the Award of Excellence of the President’s Honor Roll, for having a 4.0 grade point average for the fourth consecutive semester.

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Mr. and Mrs. Duncan Summerford of Clinton were recently honored with a 50th anniversary celebration at Adamo’s Restaurant, followed by dessert and coffee at the home of Kent and Beth Dewees.

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Arapaho-Butler Junior FFA student Tinley Moore won Grand Champion Ewe at the Hydro Fair.

In 1814, British forces invaded Washington, D.C., and set fire to the White House.

In 1949, President Harry Truman formally announced that the North Atlantic Treaty was in effect.

In 1981, Mark David Chapman was sentenced in New York for the murder of John Lennon.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, and the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) wants to remind the public that immunizations are important for people of all ages.