The Trump Administration recently announced that the United States Department of Agriculture is investing $46 million to improve critical community facilities to benefit 363,000 rural residents in 16 states.

Community Interactions

Sherrill Ausmos speaks to Abel Zapien as he checks in to fill up some water at the Public Waste Center.

As blood supplies have dwindled as a result of the CO- VID-19 pandemic, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister recently urged schools to host drives for staff and students to help ensure the Oklahoma Blood Institute can meet demand.

U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing announced that Cesar Alzuarte- Rodriguez, 43, an illegal alien from Mexico, has been sentenced to serve a federal prison term of 35 years for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and spearheading an international and multi-state drug trafficking organization.

 New year, new hallway

As she carries her school supplies, Gisselle Salas walks into the fourth grade building on the first day of school ready to see who all is in her class.

Here is a look at Tuesday's headlines

- Local woman facing multiple drug charges

- Who let the cows out?

- Bob Goss recalls six decades of photography 

- Reds narrowly survive. CHS escapes Woodward’s near, fourth-quarter comeback

Clinton resident Elizabeth Martinez, 41, was recently arrested for unlawful possession of a controlled drug with intent to distribute, maintaining a place for keeping/selling a controlled substance, destroying evidence and unlawful possession of drug paraphernalia.

Young talented artist

Art teacher Lynne Chastain, left, smiles as she gives her young student, Halley Stockton, work on a sketching assignment that has her creating realistic clouds and skies. Chastain says that while Stockton may only be 6 years old, she is a really advanced artist for her age.

Who let the cows out?

The local Oklahoma Highway Patrol and the Custer County Sheriff’s Office have been responding to calls regarding loose cattle recently.