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2021 Oyster Fry cancelled

Frederick Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors along with the Oyster Fry Committee have announced the cancellation of the 2021 Frederick Fantastic Oyster Fry and Craft Show. Chamber Director … more

Legislation filed to keep Southwest Oklahoma Juvenile Center operating

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Sen. Chris Kidd, (R-Waurika), and Rep. Trey Caldwell, (R-Lawton), have filed legislation to keep the Southwest Oklahoma Juvenile Center (SWOJC) in Manitou operating. The … more

FMS musical a smashing success

Despite COVID-19 cancelling many events this school year, from sports games to band and concert events, the Frederick Middle School choir was able to put on a wonderful two-night showing of Aladdin, … more

Rep. Humphrey Bill would open Bigfoot hunting season

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Justin Humphrey, (R-Lane), this week filed legislation that would establish a Bigfoot hunting season. House Bill 1648 would direct the Oklahoma Wildlife … more

Absentee ballot request form available for 2021 elections

TILLMAN COUNTY – Voters interested in voting by absentee ballot during the 2021 election year, can request absentee ballots now using the State Election Board’s online OK Voter Portal or … more

Tillman County OKDHS building to close

FREDERICK – Oklahoma Human Services (OKDHS) will close its office in Tillman County effective Jan. 14, 2021. Local customers will not see any interruption in services as partnerships have been … more

Pioneer no longer selling alarm systems

KINGFISHER — Pioneer Security announced the difficult decision to no longer sell new monitored alarm systems and med-alert systems to its customers. However, they will continue operations to … more

COVID-19 vaccine enters phase two in Oklahoma

COVID-19 vaccines arrived in Oklahoma Dec. 14. Since then, Oklahoma has reached phase two of distribution. Phase one included long term care residents and staff, health care workers supporting direct … more

Christmas through the ages

Christmas has a long, and often controversial, history. There are many variations of the holiday that are celebrated all over the world. People around the world observe the holiday with traditions … more

BancFirst employees ring Salvation Army bell

If you went to United Supermarket any evening during the week of Dec. 7- 11, chances are that you saw and heard BancFirst Frederick employees ringing bells. BancFirst Frederick was ringing to raise … more

Frederick citizens line streets for Christmas parade

Another great Christmas parade is in the books. We had over 30 entries this year, including floats, vehicles, and walking units. We also had a great crowd lining the streets to see all the entries! … more

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at SWOJC

MANITOU- Holiday activities at Southwest Oklahoma Juvenile Center (SWOJC) commenced Tuesday evening, Dec. 8, 2020 with a surprise visit from Santa and Mr. Grinch. The juveniles had an opportunity to … more

My energy efficient letter to Santa

For over 55 years, Southwest Rural Electric Association has held the Youth Tour essay and speech contest for high school juniors in its 14-school service territory. Paige Orr was selected as … more

Wearing a mask improperly is like not wearing one at all

Adopting a mask mandate in Frederick was on the agenda at a recent City Council meeting. However, as of press time, Frederick will not be joining the growing list of cities and towns requiring masks … more

Wessel scholarship applications available

Staff Report The Frederick School Enrichment Foundation has announced that applications for the Lorene Wessel Scholarship for 2020 graduates of Frederick High School are now available at the high … more

Make sure your holiday
decorations aren’t fire hazards

The winter months are the peak time for fire-related deaths, according to the National Safety Council. The leading cause for holiday fires is electrical failures with tree lights. Be sure not to … more

Local student injured in vehicle accident

Frederick High School student Ryse Neugebauer was life flighted to OU Medical Center following an accident near Davidson in Tillman County. According to a report from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, … more

City of Frederick wins $20,000 utility award

The Frederick City Council met in a regular session at 5:30 p.m Nov. 24, 2020 at the Memorial Civic Center, 110 S. 17th St. in Frederick. All attendees wore a mask or a face covering and the … more

City Council holds regular meeting

The Frederick City Council met in a regular session at 5:30 p.m Dec. 8, 2020 at the Memorial Civic Center, 110 S. 17th St. in Frederick. All attendees wore a mask or a face covering and the … more

Follow heating safety warnings this winter

Many of the house fires during the cold weather months occur because of unsafe use of alternate heating options like gas or electric space heaters or generators. According to the National Fire … more
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