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Author Discussion & Book Signing

Sept. 05, 2017
6:30 PM

My Million-Mile Journey tells the awe-inspiring story of one Texas girl’s perilous journey from abandonment, abuse, and parental alcoholism to a joyous, fulfilled life of faith and gratitude. You will learn first-hand how God protects her and heals even her deepest scars through His grace and mercy.

Patsy, with guidance from the Holy Spirit, hopes to motivate and inspire those who may have personally suffered from dysfunctional relationships in the past or want to make a difference in the lives of others who struggle today.

Come along on this often shocking, sometimes painful journey with Patsy. Meet many of the angels who guided her as she relives those early years and shares how she was able to:

  • forgive her parents for the heartache and abuse she endured as a child
  • rise above her circumstances to build a meaningful life for her and her family
  • break free of the chains of abuse and alcoholism that could have sabotaged her life as well as the lives of her daughters
  • and, most importantly, follow her calling to live the life God intended.

If there were such a thing as an Amber Alert during Patsy Wurster’s childhood, it would have been one long alarm. In My Million-Mile Journey, she writes powerfully about a very troubled childhood that—despite the odds—turns into a rewarding life with her family, her work, and her God.


Patsy Wurster, formerly Patsy Hughes Sheward of Mangum, lives in the Colorado Springs area with Gary, her husband of thirty years. Their blended family includes five children, seventeen grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren. In addition to her important roles as Mom and Grandma, Patsy became a global business leader, working her way up through the ranks in organizations like LexisNexis, Financial Times Energy, and McGraw-Hill Financial (now S&P Global). She was with the McGraw-Hill organization over twenty years, traveling to more than thirty countries for business and pleasure. After retiring from the corporate world, Patsy began writing about her million-mile journey from an extremely difficult childhood to the personal, professional, and financial success she cherishes today.

2015 Summer Reading Program

Registration: May 22nd – June 4th



Costume Making
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Ages 8+ Friday, June 5th
Ages 5 -7 Saturday June 6th
Superhero Training Camp   
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Ages 8+ Friday, June 12th
Ages 5 -7 Saturday June 13th
Heroes Without Capes
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Ages 8+ Friday, June 19th
Ages 5 -7 Saturday June 20th

Reading Contest

May 22nd – July 31
Ages: Under 18

1st Place Prize*
7” Kindle FireHD Tablet
2nd Place Prize*
6” Kindle Touch eReader
3rd – 4th Place Prize*
6” Kindle eReader

Points earned during the Summer Reading Contest can also be redeemed for a wide variety of novelty toys and prizes.

*Placing is determined by total point value of books read, not by total number of books read. Books are assigned points based on reading level and length. Contestants will be required to summarize and answer questions about the books in order to earn that book’s point value.

Election Day

*All candidates are listed in the order they appear on the ballot.



Joe Dorman (D)

Mary Fallin (R)

Kimberly Willis (I)

Richard Prawdzienski (I)


Cathy Cummings (D)

Todd Lamb (R)


John Cox (D)

Joy Hofmeister (R)


Mike Workman (D)

Mark Costello (R)



Seat 1

Matt Silverstein (D)

Jim Inhofe (R)

Aaron DeLozier (Independent)

Ray Woods (Independent)

Joan Farr (Independent)

Seat 2

Connie Johnson (D)

James Lankford (R)

Mark Beard (Independent)


District 3:
Frankie Robbins (D)

Frank Lucas (R)



Assosiate District Judge

Eric Yarborough

Tabitha L. Mills




Supreme Court District 1

John F. Reif


Supreme Court District 6

Tom Colbert


Supreme Court District 9

Joseph M. Watt


Court of Criminal Appeals District 3

Gary L. Lumpkin


Court of Civil Appeals District 1 Office 1

Jerry L. Goodman


Court of Civil Appeals District 1 Office 2

Jane P. Wiseman


Court of Civil Appeals District 2 Office 1

Deborah B. Barnes


Court of Civil Appeals District 2 Office 2

Keith Rapp


Court of Civil Appeals District 6 Office 2

Brian Jack Goree









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The staff at the Margaret Carder Library, located at 201 W. Lincoln in Mangum, is on a mission to save kids and we need your help. Our local Children’s Hospital Foundation funds pediatric research, programs, education, equipment and world-class physicians and researchers to care for Oklahoma’s children, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. These kids are facing diseases such as cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents to name just a few.

On Saturday October 25, 2014, in order to raise both money and awareness, we will be opening our Tiger Den Game Room for a full 24 hours of nonstop gaming, starting at 9 AM.* The game room is open for all. **We only ask that if you come to play that you make a donation to our Extra Life Fundraiser.

This is an opportunity to participate in a huge worldwide celebration of the social impact of gamers of all kinds, from video games to board games and tabletop RPG’s, can have! It’s our sincere hope that you’ll find it in your heart to support our efforts with a monthly pledge or one-time gift that will go directly to Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Your donation is tax-deductible and ALL PROCEEDS go to help kids.

We need your help to reach our goal for the kids.  Please make a safe, easy donation online today or make a cash donation in person at the library.  Click the “Support This Participant” button on this page to get started.  Thank you so much for supporting our efforts!

* Turn limits will be imposed to ensure that everyone has a chance to play. Turn limits will be 1 hour for your first turn, and 1/2 hour for each additional turn.

** If you are under 18 years of age, you will need your parents to fill out a permission form available at the Library



  • Children’s Hospital Foundation helps to fund pediatric research, education and clinical care, ultimately supporting The Children’s Hospital in serving every county in Oklahoma with more than 134,000 annual patient visits.
  • Children’s Hospital Foundation is a Private 501©3 Nonprofit established in 1982.
  • Children’s Hospital Foundation has pumped more than $85 million into research, programs, education, equipment and world-class pediatric physicians and researchers to care for Oklahoma’s children, regardless of a family’s ability to pay.
  • All funds raised through Children’s Hospital Foundation stay in Oklahoma so children will have access to exceptional pediatric specialists without having to leave the state.
  • Children’s Hospital Foundation has recruited 18 endowed education-research-physicians with 15 chairs in recruitment.
  • CHF efforts support training of 75% of Oklahoma’s pediatricians.

Writer’s League – Saturday, August 23 at 10:30pm

Author Susan Gould will be there to share the work she has begun on a biography on Sheb Wooley.

People who have first-hand information regarding Sheb Wooley are encouraged to attend this meeting and share that information with Ms. Gould. As you may be aware, Sheb Wooley attended school at Plainview, northwest of Willow, and later became a well know recording artist.

Meetings: Friends of the Library & Library Board of Directors

The Friends of the Library meeting will be held this Wednesday, July 16th. The Meeting will start at 5 PM

The Library Board of Directors meeting will be held this Thursday, July 17th. the meeting will start at 6 PM


Topics of discussion include: the funding of library programs, the results of the summer reading program, the Tiger Den Game Room, and the current status of the library.


Both meetings are open to the general public.

Tiger Den Game Room

Tiger Den Game Room @ Margaret Carder Library
  A free video game room, open to the public!
 Monday:         3 – 5 PM
Tuesday:          3 – 6 PM
Wednesday:    3 – 5 PM
Thursday:        3 – 6 PM
Friday:             3 – 5 PM
 What game systems do you have?
1 x Sony PlayStation 4
2 x Sony PlayStation 3
1 x Sony PlayStation Vita
1 x Sony PlayStation 2
1 x Microsoft Xbox One
2 x Microsoft Xbox 360
1 x Nintendo Wii U
1 x Nintendo 2DS
1 x Nintendo Wii
What Games do you have?
We have well over 300 games for all ages covering a wide range of genres. Many games of our games are listed in our library catalog on our website. Here are lists of all the games we have available separated by system.
           Sony                  Microsoft             Nintendo              Other       
Playstation 4 XBOX One Wii U PC
Playstation 3 XBOX 360 Wii
Playstation 2 3DS
Playstation Vita
What do I need to play?
You will need an active Library Account, and if you are under 18 years of age you will need a parent to come to the library and fill out a Permission FormDSC01804


Closed – Jan 22, 2014

The library will be closed Jan 22 for training. We will be resuming normal hours the following day.

We are upgrading our circulation software tonight, and will need to following day to setup and familiarize ourselves with the new software before we can check any books in or out.