The Comanche County Courthouse was initially scheduled to reopen Jan. 4, but because of an anticipated resurgence of the coronavirus after the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, that date has been pushed back another two weeks, to Jan. 19.

LAWTON — The Co- manche County Court- house was initially sched- uled to reopen Jan. 4, but because of an anticipated resurgence of the corona- virus after the Christmas and New Year’s holidays, that date has been pushed back another two weeks, to Jan. 19.

The Elgin skyline is visible through smoke and flames arising from a fire at Fort Sill that was sparked by Army ordnance disposal activities.

LAWTON — A fire Monday on the east side of Fort Sill illuminated the night sky and generated anxiety among Elgin residents for several hours.

A shopkeeper in red velvet period dress helps a little girl buy bath bombs in the Cowboy Town General Store.

The country sky above Anadarko was lit up by the festivities of this year’s Cowboy Town Christmas celebration. The small ranch Cowboy Town sits on is located out of the way on a bumpy country road between Cyril and Anadarko.

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.

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Fort Sill officials are set to begin destroying unexploded munitions from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 14 at the impact area on the north side of Fort Sill near Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area.

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