These three cotton pickers were photographed on what is believed to be the Arthur Lee McKibbin farm near Duke which was homesteaded in 1901. Notice that they are “picking” out only the white cotton and leaving the burs on the stalks. Photo courtesy of the Museum of the Western Prairie.
Neil Bonds of the Altus Fire Department tests one of six samples of the Altus Public Schools’ Administrative Building’s chili cook-off competition. Assistant Superintendent Robbie Holder won the round at the admin building and will now compete with other district building winners to determine who gets to represent the district in the Farm Fest Chili Cook off on Oct. 5.