Candi Copass-Bridges, 42, of Lawton, hugs one of the dogs she rescued from a Fletcher animal shelter.

Fletcher police are investigating conditions at the town’s animal shelter after a Lawton resident removed four dogs she said were in danger of freezing during recent severe weather.

NETTIE FISHER, Fletcher City Clerk

Nettie Fisher was 30 years old and unaware of a city clerk’s duties when she was asked to assume the role by two town board members. Thirty-eight years later, Fisher is still going strong and has no immediate plans to slow down or step down.

Customers Judy (left) and Mark Scholl pose with the Christmas tree they’ve chosen.

A trickle of freezing raindrops made their seasonal debut this week. Then a hint of frost appeared on the ground one morning. Many children wondered if this slow evolution of the season meant snow was on its way. For those new to the area, it does not snow every year. It is hit and miss.

Daughter, Bonnie Lemon (above) and her mother, Penny Hammond (below), take a break to pose for a photo at their 10th Fletcher Christmas Store.

Ten years ago, Penny Hammond and her daughter Bonnie Lemon organized the first Fletcher Christmas Store and have continued to hold one ever since. Even this year, amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. However, there have been fewer children than in past years.

Athletic Physicals

Fletcher Junior High and High school athletes will be able to get their physicals on Tuesday, August , from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Fletcher High School gymnasium.
Seventh through 12th grade athletes and cheerleaders are welcomed, and the cost is $20 person.