Paul Laubach of the Hennessey Clipper, Okeene Record, Canton Times and Dewey County Record; Caleb Brabham of the Bristow News; and Herman Thompson of The Morris News were recognized with Oklahoma Farm Bureau Journalist of the Year awards during the OKFB 73rd Annual Meeting Nov. 14 in Tulsa.
Laubach and his wife, Maria, are the owners and publishers of four newspapers, the Hennessey Clipper, Okeene Record, Canton Times and Dewey County Record, in western Oklahoma. He is also a rancher raising registered Hereford cattle near Okeene.
Brabham is a writer for the Bristow News, a weekly newspaper in Bristow.
Thompson and his wife Patsy are the owners and publishers of The Morris News, a weekly newspaper in Morris.
The three newspaper journalists were honored for their contributions made reporting accurately and regularly about Farm Bureau news, agricultural issues and the importance of these to Oklahoma and the nation.