Parlez Vous Francais?

December 6, 2017 0
(Do you speak French?) By Judy Wade It is 4,896 miles from Ringling, Okla., to Paris, France. This is the story of how one young man made that journey. His great-great-grandfather Noah, his great-grandfather Wilton, […]

Stephens County Fairgrounds and Expo Center

November 29, 2017 0
By Judy Wade Livestock shows, rodeos, coin shows, swap meets, go-kart races, fishing and tackle shows, fish fries and hog shows are just a few of the attraction throughout the year at the Stephens County […]

Howard Ranch: The Fourth and Fifth Generations

October 6, 2017 0
By Judy Wade Stretching from Love County in the southeast to Stephens County on the northwest, Howard Ranches spans almost 30 miles, as the crow flies. It encompasses about 18,500 acres, bordering Highway 70 on […]

Howard Ranch: Donald Brown Howard

September 25, 2017 0
By Judy Wade Like his father and grandfather before him, Don Howard loved the wide-open spaces found in the heart of Jefferson County. He was born Aug. 5, 1923, one of six children born to […]

Howard Ranch: Noah and Wilton Howard

August 21, 2017 0
By Judy Wade “The Ranching Corridor” is a name appropriately applied to Highway 70 as it traverses southern Jefferson County from east to west. Several large ranches lie adjacent to it. The Howard Ranch is […]

Childhood Memories Recalled

July 10, 2017 0
By Judy Wade As I looked out my kitchen window recently, I was surprised to see a roadrunner scurrying across the arena. That sight took me back to my childhood and some of the creatures […]

Dillard Ranches: Part 2

May 3, 2017 0
Jerry Dillard By Judy Wade “My Senior Trip was an ocean cruise to Okinawa on a warship,” Jerry Dillard laughed. “I was drafted out of Ringling High School in 1945 and after basic training at […]

Dillard Ranches: Part 1

April 10, 2017 0
Josiah Hamilton “Foot” Dillard By Judy Wade Josiah Hamilton Dillard came to Indian Territory at one year old, and during the next decades built a ranching dynasty well known throughout the state of Oklahoma. He […]

Many Flags have flown over Jefferson County

March 1, 2017 0
By Judy Wade Texas can claim six flags have flown over it, but Jefferson County in Oklahoma can best that with the right to claim eleven. Spanish explorers brought their flag to the Southwest in […]

Protecting Man’s Best Friend

February 13, 2017 0
By Judy Wade The feral hog population in Oklahoma is estimated to be between 600,000 and 1.5 million, according to a recent Noble Foundation newsletter. Although seven counties in the panhandle and extreme northwestern Oklahoma […]
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