Obituaries
Sharon James Funeral services for Sharon Rae James, 63 of Hollis, were scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at the Church of the Nazarene in Dodson, Texas, with Rev. Al Mixon, pastor, officiating.
Kelly Ann (Sharp) Smalts Graveside services for Kelly Ann (Sharp) Smalts were scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022, at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Lawton.
Marlin Ernest Hoover A Celebration of Life for Marlin Ernest Hoover, 66 of Frederick, was scheduled for 11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, at the First Baptist Church, 201 E. Grand, Frederick, with Rev. Grant Hoover and Rev. …

Johns, Moore, Provenzano praise federal CDL waiver to help schools with bus driver shortage

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Schools across Oklahoma have faced a shortage of school bus drivers for months, but a temporary policy from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation could help.

Papal sanction granted to Knights Templar Jan. 13, 1128

On this day, Jan. 13, in 1128, Pope Honorius II granted a papal sanction to the military order known as the Knights Templar, declaring it to be an army of God.

Hofmeister announces members of 2022 Student Advisory Council

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister has named 74 high school students from around Oklahoma to her 2022 Student Advisory Council.

Death defying amusement

The Switchback Railway was the first roller coaster at Coney Island in New York. LaMarcus A. Thompson patented his version of the modern roller coaster Jan. 20, 1885.

Brent Howard announces Re-Election Campaign for State Senate District 38

ALTUS, OK – Southwest Oklahoma native and Republican Senator Brent Howard has announced his re-election campaign for Oklahoma State Senate District 38. Senate District 38 now includes all of Beckham, Greer, Harmon Jackson, Kiowa, Tillman, and Washita counties.
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Christmas concerts held The Frederick Public Schools Music department hosted their annual Christmas concerts Dec. 13, 2021. The concert began with the sixth-grade beginning band. These students have had their instruments …