Elk City Teen Takes Home Prize From National Western Stock Show Auction


February 8, 2024

Provided Press Release

Luke Thomas of Elk City, Oklahoma, was the beneficiary of Bluepeak’s winning bid for his Reserve Grand Champion lamb at the National Western Stock Show’s Auction of Junior Livestock Champions in Denver, Colorado, on Jan. 19, 2024.

It’s the second straight year Bluepeak has supported a junior livestock exhibitor hailing from a Bluepeak market in Oklahoma. Mike Harry, Bluepeak Chief Development Officer and member of the National Western Junior Livestock Auction Committee, made the winning bid on behalf of Bluepeak.

A majority of the winning bid price goes directly to the junior exhibitors – 4-H and FFA youngsters ranging in age from 9 to 18 – while 10% of each bid price is donated to support the National Western Scholarship Trust which awards 110 scholarships annually, ranging from $2,500 to $15,000 per student, for youth studying agriculture, rural medicine, and veterinary science.

Copyright 2023 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.


ECHS Student Serves as Senate Page

February 29, 2024 By Landry Brewer Elk City High School senior Jackson Ivester recently spent a week at the Capitol in Oklahoma City learning the art of legislating.


SWOSU Names Spring 2024 North Family Scholars

February 27, 2024 SWOSU Press Release Seven Parks and Recreation Management (PRM) students at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) have been named North Family Scholars for Academic Year 2023-2024.


Water Main Leak Likely Caused by “Air Hammer”

February 26, 2024 By Landry Bewer City crews spent several hours recently repairing a water main leak underneath Country Club Boulevard in front of the old Northeast Elementary School building.


December Sales Tax Intake Down

February 23, 2024 The latest sales tax numbers have been released and most western Oklahoma communities saw a slight dip in collections when compared to the same time a year ago.


SWOSU Awards Scholarships to Winners of Anatomage Tournament

February 23, 2024 The Allied Health Sciences department at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) hosted the 2nd annual Anatomage Tournament at the SWOSU Esports Arena in the Wellness Center on Friday, Feb. 9. Following the success of


Early Voting Begins Thursday, February 29th

February 21, 2024 Roger Mills County Election Board Press Release Early voting begins Thursday, February 29th for voters in Roger Mills County who would like to vote in the March 5th Presidential Preferential Primary Election. Voters who


SWOSU to Host Veterans Education Benefits Assistance Event

February 19, 2024 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) is pleased to announce an upcoming event to assist veterans with their education benefits. Representatives from the Muskogee Veterans Affairs (VA) Regional Office will be visiting