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.

 Children enjoy the toys and exhibits on display at Discovery Outpost in Medicine Park.

It’s a chilly autumn evening in Medicine Park. Children sip hot cider and munch on cookies at picnic tables outside an old cobblestone cabin. They play with Lincoln Logs and make crafts.

From the left, volunteers Chastity Shepard, Liz Ware, LaDonna Baker and Alona Hayes pose for a photo before passing out Thanksgiving meals to local residents.

Thanks to the generosity of Elgin-area residents and businesses, 50 families will have a home-cooked Thanksgiving dinner this year. Alona Hayes and her daughter, Jenny Giles, solicited donations from the community to provide local families with a Thanksgiving meal.

Oklahoma lawmakers is calling for an investigation of the Oklahoma State Department of Education.

A group of Oklahoma lawmakers is calling for an investigation of the Oklahoma State Department of Education, which would examine whether the agency failed to ensure that schools complied with cost accounting regulations.

Car accident near Sterling on State Highway 17

COMANCHE COUNTY — A Sterling resident and an additional, unidentified passenger died Saturday, Nov. 14 in a collision with another vehicle on State Highway 17, east of Sterling.

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