As the flu season brings record-breaking numbers of hospitalizations and deaths across the state, the Beckham County Health Department is offering flu shots at no charge to recipients.
In their second year of competition, the Merritt HS Robotics Team went to the state competition on Friday and Saturday.
District play in Elk City saw Chickasha come calling Feb. 17. The outcome was a 60-29 Elkette victory.
Elk City hosted Chickasha for District action and the Big Elks charged to a 74-48 victory. They took the first quarter 13-11 behind a pair of treys by Trent Lewallen.
District Tourney play took Merritt to Sayre for an opening round shootout with Cordell Feb. 16. In a heartbreaking defeat the Oilerettes saw the Lady Blue Devils pull out a 58-54 overtime win.