Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Corporation has completed processing scholarships to Oklahoma farm and rural students who graduated from high school this spring. The scholarships awarded in Love County went to Samantha Leigh Williams from Thackerville High School and Daniel Parker from Turner High School.


Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Corporation has completed processing scholarships to Oklahoma farm and rural students who graduated from high school this spring. The scholarships awarded in Love County went to Samantha Leigh Williams from Thackerville High School and Daniel Parker from Turner High School.


Williams is the daughter of Linda Harry and Johnny Williams, and the grand-daughter of Doris Higdon, and Cecil and Renee Harry. She has attended Thackerville for one year and has been involved in softball and FFA. She has received community service awards. When not in school, Williams can be found reading and spending time with friends and family. She is attending Oklahoma State University and working toward Bio chemistry and molecular biology degrees.


Daniel Parker is the son of Greg and Monica Parker. His grandparents are Wanda and Jerry McGill, the late Pat Parker, and Carlene Montgomery and the late Harold Montgomery. A 12-year student at Turner, Parker has been involved in FFA, receiving State Farmer Award, BETA Club, FCCLA, FCA and the Academic Team. In his free time, Parker enjoys fishing and riding four-wheelers. He is attending Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He plans to obtain a degree in civil engineering.


Oklahoma Rural Rehabilitation Corporation is a non-profit corporation established by the federal government in 1934 to assist farmers and rural communities. The corporation has been self-sustaining since then by investing in loans to assist farmers and ranchers.