Local steer wrestler competes at Lawton Rangers Rodeo

Friday is night three of the Lawton Rangers Rodeo, and a local steer wrestler is ready for his chance at the big money.

  Sterling bull rider returns to Lawton Rangers Rodeo to reclaim title

  Central High teacher wins Presidential Award

  Lawton seniors receives scholarships for college

  Armed Services YMCA will not offer child care program

  Marlow church holding back to school event

  Retired Veteran receives a newly remodeled and furnished home

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  Walters church giving away clothes, school supplies

  Duncan shop with a cop rummage sale happening Thursday

  Lawton Rangers will still host annual breakfast

  Comanche music department holding garage sale fundraiser

  Frederick students volunteer to beautify school’s campus

  OK State Superintendent speaks to 7 News about upcoming school year

  BACK TO LEARNING: Marlow, Fletcher schools prepare to re-open

We’re just a few weeks away from heading back to learning and school districts across the area are putting the finishing touches on their initial re-opening plans.

  MMA event comes to Great Plains Coliseum

The Rage in the Cage 74 event is happening Saturday night at the Great Plains Coliseum.

  Baseball league for adults with autism, special needs hopes to expand to Texoma

Alternative Baseball is a national non-profit organization that allows adults with autism or other special needs a chance to play organized baseball and they’re hoping to come to Texoma.

  Employers looking to fill jobs immediately at next week’s Lawton hiring event

A hiring event with employers ready to fill positions on the spot is happening all next week in Lawton.

  Walters church collecting school supplies, clothes for back to school event

Boxes of food, milk given to Duncan residents in need

  Lawton UPS donates over a thousand books

  Local meat processing plants busier than ever during pandemic

  City of Altus building bike park behind splash pad

  Environmental Pest Control donates to ministry

  Good News: July 10

Here’s a look back at some of the GOOD NEWS stories from this week.

  USMCA to benefit Oklahoma agricultural producers

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement recently took effect and Oklahoma farmers say they couldn’t be happier.

  TEE TIME: The Greens Golf Course at Burns Flat

Chase Scheuer visits The Greens at Burns Flat to visit the course that used to be part of an Air Force Base.

  Wildlife Refuge will have potable water in 2021

A boil-water advisory was issued a few years back at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, now officials are working to fix the problem.

  Women’s Ranch Rodeo happening in Waurika Saturday morning

A Women’s Ranch Rodeo will be taking place in Waurika this weekend featuring six teams of women from five different states.

  MAKENZIE’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Mountain Biking in Medicine Park

In Makenzie's latest Outdoor adventure she tested her limits as she tried her hand at mountain biking in Medicine Park.

  A Child Who Hopes: Seth

We get to meet 15-year-old Seth in this month’s A Child Who Hopes.

  Altus tourism grants aim to bring more events to town

The Altus Southwest Area Economic Development Corporation recently awarded grants they hope will bring more tourism dollars into the community.

  Good News: July 3rd

Here’s a look back at some of the GOOD NEWS stories from this week.

  Largest WWI Mobile Museum travels across America but calls Marlow home

Did you know that the world’s largest WWI traveling museum is actually stationed in southwest Oklahoma?

  Seven SWOK school districts receive thousands of dollars in Initiative Grants

Several southwest Oklahoma school districts will be receiving thousands of dollars in Initiative Grants.

  Apache native snags world record paddlefish

A world record spoonbill was snagged this weekend at Keystone Lake near Tulsa. The man who reeled it in is a native of Apache, Oklahoma.

  Hearts That Care announces new dental clinic

Hearts that Care Volunteer Health Clinic has announced they'll be adding a dental clinic to their operation.

Lawton firefighter and family compete on Disney’s Fam Jam

Lawton Fire Department's Sonny Puletasi and his family will compete on Disney’s Fam Jam! It’s a competitive dance series that features two families going head to head on the dance floor for a chance at a trophy & $10,000.

  Okla. grant program for small businesses set to begin taking applications

Oklahoma is rolling out a $100-million grant program to help small businesses that have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic.

  Good News: June 26

Here’s a look back at some of the GOOD NEWS stories from this week.

Lawton churches make adjustments after summer mission trip cancelled

After having to cancel their mission trip to Memphis this summer due to the Coronavirus, First Baptist East in Lawton decided to bless people right here in our community.

  Altus nursing homes gifted Facebook portals to help residents meet face-to-face with loved ones

Altus nursing home residents have some new technology that makes it easier for them to have face-to-face conversations with their loved ones.

Medicine Park Aquarium’s Turtle Town reopens

Medicine Park Aquarium & Natural Sciences Center’s Turtle Town is back up and running after a fire destroyed the exhibit last November.

  Former Miss Rhode Island completes leadership training on Fort Sill, encourages women to enlist

A group of Second Lieutenants is finishing up the Basic Officer Leader Course on Fort Sill and among them is a former Miss Rhode Island.

Grand opening held for Pxtra on Fort Sill

The grand opening of the Pxtra was held Tuesday on Fort Sill.

  Altus ag department using hydroponic grow towers to teach students, grow lettuce for cafeteria

The Altus High School ag program has implemented hydroponic grow towers into the classroom.

  Cotton Co. farmer appointed to EPA committee excited to fight for rural communities

Advising the EPA on issues that affect rural communities is now the job of one Cotton County man recently appointed to a national committee.

  Good News: June 19

Here’s a look back at some of the GOOD NEWS stories from this week.

  Woman thanks first responders after being rescued from under bank vault

Monday, a woman who nearly died when a bank vault fell on her was able to personally thank the first responders who saved her life.

  Medwatch: Lawton girl donates chore money to hospital

A little girl in Lawton recently donated money she got from doing chores and getting donations to Comanche County Memorial Hospital's Nursing Education Research Scholarship Endowment (NERSE) fund.

  Company brings 75 new jobs to Lawton

Sitel Group and Intuit has launched a Lawton Prosperity Hub that will bring a number of jobs to the area.

  Good News: June 12

Here’s a look back at some of the GOOD NEWS stories from this week.

  Carnival brings fun to Downtown Duncan

Main Street Duncan is back open and hosting a Carnival for its first event since the Coronavirus pandemic hit Southwest Oklahoma.

  City of Duncan opens first dog park

Great news for those with four-legged friends in Duncan, the city’s first dog park officially opened Thursday.

  Local Aquarium opened their doors to Southwest Oklahoma three years ago

The Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Science Center is celebrating their three-year anniversary.

  Boys & Girls Club summer camp kicks off next week

The Lawton Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club summer camp was delayed because of the pandemic but it will officially kick off Monday with some new safety guidelines.

  Altus OHP trooper saves woman’s life after wreck

The quick actions of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper out of Altus were instrumental in saving a woman’s life.

  Velma business bringing jobs to SWOK by selling homemade alpaca fur items

A group of Alpaca farmers in Velma wants to bring production of clothes made from the animals back to America and, more specifically, to southwest Oklahoma.

  MAKENZIE’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Kayaking at LETRA

Kayaking is one of the many activities that Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area has to offer. 7 News Anchor Makenzie Burk was invited to go on their monthly Sunrise Kayak tour.

  Surprise 60th anniversary parade held for Lawton couple quarantining for last 75 days

A surprise anniversary parade was held today for a Lawton couple who has been married 60 years but has spent the last 10 weeks of that in quarantine.

  Good News: May 29

Here’s a look back at some of the GOOD NEWS stories from this week.

  Lawton Farmers Market relocating for the summer

Changes are coming to the Lawton Farmer’s Market this Saturday. Instead of setting up shop in Cameron University’s Animal Science Building there will be plenty of vendors outside off of 38th & Gore.

  SWOK man building amphitheater near wildlife refuge to honor late mother

A southwest Oklahoma man is building an outdoor amphitheater on 150 acres of land hidden near the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge - and it’s all in the name of his late mother.

  Summer feeding programs are back

School districts across Southwest Oklahoma are starting up their summer feeding sites.

  Altus celebrates oldest living OHP trooper’s 99th birthday with parade

Friday afternoon, a parade was held in Altus to celebrate the 99th birthday of a longtime community leader.

  Good News: May 22

Here’s a look back at some of the GOOD NEWS stories from this week.

  Lawton Speedway kicks off season this Saturday

Good news for all racing fans in the area, the Lawton Speedway will finally be kicking off its season this Saturday.

  Patriotic hay bales seen throughout Southwest Oklahoma

A farmer in southwest Oklahoma is putting his patriotism on full display with his red, white and blue hay bales. It's the wrap that he's selling, and it has become pretty popular around Texoma.

  Lawton Fire Dept. holds blood drive for fellow firefighter

Lawton Firefighters go above and beyond for our community, saving lives. And now they're asking you to do the same for one of their own, by giving blood.

  Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation gives grant money to 131 Stephens Co. businesses

Friday, 131 Stephens County businesses received checks of up to $5,000 to help them keep their doors open during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Good News: May 15

Here’s a look back at some of the GOOD NEWS stories from this week.

  Reservoir renovations, lower electric rates among several Altus MAPS II proposals

Renovations to the Altus Reservoir, lower electric rates and several upgrades to Altus Public Schools could be on the way if Altus voters approve a Make Altus Progressive, or MAPS, program later this year.

  Altus residents hand-make tassels for 2020 graduates

A group of Altus residents is creating hundreds of hand-made tassels to ensure the class of 2020 has a special graduation.

  Frederick High School art program named finalist in $50k Vans art contest

The Frederick High School Art Department is one of just 25 finalists in a nationwide contest that could win them $50,000.

  Good News: May 8

Here’s a look back at some of the GOOD NEWS stories from this week.

  SWMC recognizes nurses during pandemic

Southwestern Medical Center is taking the opportunity to celebrate its nurses even amid a pandemic.

  Teachers celebrate appreciation week during unique year

It is Teacher Appreciation Week and our educators certainly have a lot on their plates this year thanks to the coronavirus.

  Blessing box set up outside Sterling Police Department

Blessing boxes have been popping up across southwest Oklahoma and the newest one is now set up in Sterling right outside the police department.

  Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation offering $5K grants to Stephens County businesses

Calling all Stephens County businesses - the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation is offering grants of up to $5,000 as part of a business re-start program.

  Altus AFB preparing for Friday flyovers

Friday morning make sure to head outside and look to the skies to witness an Air Force flyover.

  Altus named finalist for “America’s Main Street” contest

Main Street Altus has been named a semifinalist in a contest to determine the best main street in America. If they win, they’ll receive a variety of prizes including $25,000.

  Faxon woman participates in Front Porch Project

Photographers across the country are taking part in the Front Porch Project. This documents the lives of families during the Coronavirus Pandemic through portraits.