All About Bugs

bugclassmadison1000x1000Madison taught entomology to elementary school kids at the Garvin County Conservation District’s Outdoor Natural Resources Day on April 30th.

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Stratford Lady Bulldogs Softball Snapshots

outfieldfour1000x1000Meet Madison’s fabulous outfield! These four outstanding outfielders contributed to the Stratford Lady Bulldogs winning the District Tournament against Holdenville on April 24th, allowing the team to advance to the Regional tournament.

flyballmadison1000x1000Madison catches a flyball in the May 4th game, where Stratford beat Sulphur 6 to 2.

slowpitchrunnerups1000x1000Madison and teammate pose with the regional runner up trophy. On April 30th, the Stratford Lady Bulldogs beat Crescent twice to earn a berth in the Class 4A State Slow Pitch Softball tournament. They play Pacola on May 13th, during the first round of the state tournament.

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The Ghosts of Stony Manor

ghostsofstonymanor200x300THE GHOSTS OF STONY MANOR, the third and final book in The Stonebridge Ghost Tales juvenile fiction series by Roberta Hoffer, has just been released. To see the cover painting and to find sales links, CLICK HERE…

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Waterfall Rainbow Painting

waterfallrainbow200x200btnThe Waterfall Rainbow was painted in acrylic on canvas in late 2014 as a Christmas present for my grandparents. My grandfather loves Clifty Falls and my grandmother loves rainbows, so I started with a photo my grandfather had taken and added a rainbow to it. If you like this painting, you can find it on various products on the Madison Arts page at CafePress. | Click here to see a larger version of the painting…

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The Ghost of the Frozen North

cvr120x180ghostofthefrozenorthFind more ghosts, more mysteries in THE GHOST OF THE FROZEN NORTH (Book II of The Stonebridge Ghost Tales) by Roberta Hoffer. [Juvenile Fiction > Ghost Stories (Rated G for ages 8-12) 80 pages / 26,000 words | Illustrated by Madison Gaines | Released in 2015 in print and ebook from Dragonfly Publishing, Inc.When Christian Jones Arnook and his mother Allison take a trip to Alaska, the ghost of his thrice-great grandfather Jeremiah goes with them to provide protection and some unexpected humor. But what does it mean when Jeremiah and Christian hear a mysterious voice on the wind? Have they found another ghost? And what magic does the old Union soldier’s hat hold? | READ MORE…

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2014 Statehood Day Festival

okheritagemuseum80x80Madison Gaines has been chosen to participate in the 2014 Statehood Day Festival to be held at the Oklahoma Heritage Association Museum from 10 AM to 5 PM on Saturday, November 15th. Find Madison’s table in the Young Entrepreneurs and Artists (YEA) Market on the museum’s 4th floor. Event admission is free. The museum is located at 1400 Classen Drive in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. For more information call toll free at: 888-501-2059 or visit the museum’s website.

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Stratford Girls Softball Team Win District Championship

softball400x300madisonslidinghomeThe Oklahoma Stratford High School girls softball team defeated rival Wynnewood in two games on September 23rd, winning the District Tournament Championship.

softball400x300madisonbuntingIn the Regional Softball Tournament on October 3rd, the team made it to the final round, defeating Dibble and Konawa, but lost the Regional Championship to number #1 ranked Dale.

softball400x400madisonmedalMadison was selected for the Red, White, and Blue Conference All Star Team. Players from Maud, Stratford, Paoli, Vanoss, and Wanette formed one team. Players from Wynnewood, Asher, Millcreek, Maysville, and Allen formed the other team. Madison’s team won the All Star game 9 to 5.

softball400x400madisontrophyPhotographs include Madison and a teammate posing with their District Tournament Championship trophy, bunting to put the ball in play, sliding home, and showing off her championship medal.

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4-H Hall of Fame Award

madison600x800halloffame4hMadison Gaines was inducted into the Garvin County Oklahoma 4-H Hall of Fame during the chapter’s annual awards banquet held on August 2, 2014. Her portrait will hang in the Garvin County Courthouse for a year.

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Oklahoma 4-H Roundup 2014

madison300x300roundup4hIn July 2014, Madison Gaines attended the Oklahoma 4-H Roundup in Stillwater, Oklahoma. She is shown here with her brother, Tyler Gaines, who is a college student at Oklahoma City University.

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4-H National Congress Delegate

madison300x300delegate4hcongressMadison Gaines has been named a delegate to the 4-H National Congress to be held in Atlanta (Georgia) in November 2014. She received her award and recognition at the Oklahoma 4-H Roundup state conference.

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