Good News

Operation Ride Home helps soldiers come home for the holidays

Jack Daniels and the Armed Services YMCA is in their 9th year of Operation Ride Home.

  Halliburton donates to Duncan High’s innovation center

  Good News: November 8

  City of Lawton holds 2nd annual Chili Cookoff

  16-year-old Chattanooga horse trainer competes in Las Vegas

  Lawton Veterinary Hospital’s Genevieve Fund helps pet owners in emergencies

  Fortnite, cornhole tournaments to raise money for Elgin Middle School Winter Wishes

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  AMBUCS 64th annual Pancake Day helps give community members mobility

  GOOD NEWS: November 1

  Strikeout Cancer Tournament and Home Run Derby helps Elgin man with cancer

  Walters woman overcomes challenges to become successful business owner

  Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce discusses November events

  Cameron University holds Pickaxe Preview for prospective students

  Flower Mound Elementary students donate to Regional Food Bank

Flower Mound Elementary school donated lots of food to the Regional Food Bank.

  Woman placing Flags for the Fallen

A Stephens County veteran is working to put a flag at every veteran's grave.


Oklahoma has rich tradition of quail hunting, even though quail numbers are down across most of the state. A locally owned and operated quail farm right here in Southwest Oklahoma is doing its part to keep the sport alive.

  Weekly Band Highlight: Elgin High School

This morning for our weekly Band Highlights, Photojournalist Elizabeth Skahill went and visited Elgin High School to showcase the hard work and dedication the band students put in to their performances.

  Lawton Chamber and Hilliary Communications team up to get VA center WIFI

  Lawton Parks and Rec hosts ‘sensory free’ Halloween event

  OSU Honor’s College recognizes local students

  Altus Fire Department gets new engine

  Chickasha Police Department receives grant

US Army recruiting hosts ‘STEM Day’ for area high school students

  Inspire Lawton donates hundreds of blanket to Lawton Animal Welfare

Hundreds of blankets were dropped off at Lawton Animal Welfare Saturday morning all thanks to Inspire Lawton’s Blanket Drive.

  Meaning behind the blue Halloween buckets

The blue bucket is meant to raise Autism awareness.

  Good News: October 25

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

  Lawton FFA prepares for nationals in Indianapolis

14 Lawton FFA members are preparing to head to nationals in Indianapolis next week.

  City of Lawton holds graduation for Citizens Academy

The graduation ceremony for the City of Lawton’s first ever Citizens Academy happened Thursday night.

  Governor Stitt and cabinet members tour Lawton’s VA center and health department

Following Thursday’s public meeting at Lawton City Hall, Governor Kevin Stitt and cabinet members visited different areas of the community.

  Free hygiene products come to Waurika schools

Young ladies at Waurika High School and Middle School now have access to free hygiene products through The Love Project.

  Lawton Council of the Blind former president speaks at conference in Tulsa

Former President of Lawton Council of the Blind is going to Tulsa Wednesday to speak at the Oklahoma Transit Association conference.

  Junior Leadership Lawton-Fort Sill attend team building retreat

Some of Lawton's brightest young people spent their day at the Southwestern Behavorial Center learning about the strength in a team.

  Babymobile visits Comanche Co. Health Department

The Infant Crisis Baby-Mobile was at the Comanche County Health Department Wednesday, where staff met with parents and gave them some much-needed supplies.

  FFA 4-H Friends: Elizabeth Kopsky

A MacArthur High School senior is our FFA and 4-H friend of the week. Elizabeth Kopsky does a variety of activities between the two organizations, and is excellent in all of them!

  7News reporter honored at governor’s mansion

7News' Hunter McEachern was a guest of honor at the governor's mansion Tuesday afternoon!

  MacArthur JROTC collects for food pantry

All together, they collected 750 cans of food for the food pantry.

  Lawton teacher needs supplies for new cooking club

A cooking club at MacArthur Middle School starts a week from Tuesday.

  Lawton students celebrate Red Ribbon Week

Lawton Public School students are dressing up every day this week for Red Ribbon Week.

  Classic Chevrolet hosts Lawton charity golf tournament

48 teams took part in a charity golf tournament in Lawton Monday with 7News' own Matt DiPirro and Makenzie Burk as two of the competitors.

  Good News: October 18

Here is a look at your Good News from the last week.

  Camp for area scouts needs funds for improvements

A camp near Duncan Lake is raising money for a multi-purpose building and for overall improvements.

  Fort Sill soldiers perform funeral detail for recently identified Korean War vet

The soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery Regiment, 75th Field Artillery Brigade from Fort Sill traveled to Little Rock, Arkansas this weekend to perform as the funeral detail for Army Cpl. Jerry Garrison.

  Cache Chamber holds 3rd Annual Octurbofest

The #NateStrong Memorial Run/Walk kicked off Saturday’s festivities at the 3rd Annual Octurbofest on the Cache School Campus.

  Memorial run pays tribute to Cache murder victim

A memorial run Saturday morning paid tribute to a Cache man who was murdered this summer.

  First city championship cross country meet held in Lawton

It’s been a big week for cross country runners in Lawton, who competed in the first city championship meet Thursday morning.

  4th graders get special rodeo experience in Duncan

Some local fourth graders got a special rodeo experience. Over 400 4th graders from across Southwest Oklahoma got to meet cowboys, cowgirls, rodeo queens, and bull fighters yesterday. And our photojournalist Elizabeth Skahill was there to capture it all.

  Celebrate National Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day

Support your local Chamber of Commerce Day is celebrated annually on the third Wednesday of October.

  Senior citizens given free flu shots in Lawton

Senior citizens were given free flu shots at an event Tuesday in Lawton.

  Southwest Oklahoma bands compete at Cameron University stadium

25 bands from across southwestern Oklahoma took part in the Battle of the Bands Tuesday at Cameron University's football stadium.

  Central High school district rallies behind those with cancer

The Central High school district is coming together to show support for those in their district battling cancer.

  Community volunteers teach LPS seniors life skills

Planning for the future was front and center at a conference Tuesday for every senior who attends Lawton Public Schools.

  Local teen raising funds to attend STEM leadership conference

A local teen is raising funds to head to a STEM leadership conference in Texas.

  Great Plains Tech. Center’s Surgical Tech. program holds open house

The Great Plains Technology Center's Surgical Tech program introduced the community to their Da Vinci robot.

  Frederick cowboy to appear on TV show

Ethan Treadwell runs Treadwell Land and Cattle out of Frederick and was selected to be on The Ultimate Cowboy Showdown.

  SWOK soccer team going to nationals

A Southwest Oklahoma soccer team is going to nationals in Memphis, Tennessee in November.

  Poker run benefits LPS Police Department

The K-9 program at the Lawton Public Schools Police Department is benefiting from a poker run that was held.

  History brought to life at Fort Sill’s Field Artillery Museum

History was brought to life Saturday at the Field Artillery Museum on Fort Sill.

  Lawton mom meets firefighters who helped save her and her baby

On Friday, a woman met a couple of Lawton Firefighters she credits with saving her and her baby's life this summer.

  Good News: October 11

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

  Weekly Band Highlight: Velma High School

It's time for another weekly band highlight. This week we went to Velma. Photojournalilst Elizabeth Skahill has the story on the Velma High School band.

  Leadership Lawton tours businesses for Economic Development Day

A group of up and coming local leaders were given a behind the scenes look at Lawton and its community.

  Almor West principal spends day working from roof

The principal of Almor West in Lawton spent the day on the roof of the school.

  Lawton gym shares kind words with drivers for National Stop Bullying Day

Dreadnought Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu hosted the get together and invited the community out to share some kind words with drivers.

  Donkey basketball game benefits Elgin’s basketball program

Good Morning Texoma's Makenzie Burk and John Hammersmith joined teachers, students and alumni in this wild charity game of hoops to benefit Elgin's basketball program.

  Fort Sill staff sergeant trains for ultramarathon

A staff sergeant and boxer from Fort Sill is preparing to run a more than 100-mile ultramarathon in Oklahoma City.

  Weekly Band Highlight: Cache High School

It's time for our weekly band highlight. Our photojournalist Elizabeth Skahill went to Cache last week to talk to the bulldogs.

  Spirit of Survival’s Spirit Walk

Just a couple of hours after the Spirit of Survival races was the Spirit of Survival Spirit Walk!

  Spirit of Survival’s first ever ‘Kids Marathon Bubble Run’

On Sunday Spirit of Survival held the first ever Kids Marathon Bubble Run!

  Cache students get new wrestling gym

Construction is underway for a new wrestling gym in Cache and students will be able to use it in just a few months.

  Lawton Police officer plays football with kids

A video posted on Facebook Thursday night shows a Lawton Police Officer going above and beyond the call of duty.

  Local nurses honored at Oklahoma March of Dimes gala

Two nurses at Comanche County Memorial Hospital were finalists for the Oklahoma March of Dimes Nurse of the Year.

  Duncan Toy Shop hosts annual rummage sale

It will continue Friday from 8 in the morning until 2 in the afternoon at the Stephens County Fairgrounds.

  14th Annual Spirit of Survival less than a week away

The 14th Annual Spirit of Survival will take place on October 5th and 6th, with Bike Events on Saturday and the Run or Walk Events on Sunday.

  Platt College celebrates 40 years in Lawton

To celebrate the occasion, the Lawton/Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting, and the school was also presented with a certificate from Lawton city councilwoman Mary Ann Hankins.

  LATS tickets now being sold at library

Starting Tuesday, the Lawton Area Transit System has partnered with the Lawton Public Library to sell bus passes.

  Goodwill hosts Lawton golf tournament

Goodwill of Southwest Oklahoma and North Texas hosted its 5th annual charity golf tournament Monday in Lawton.

  Collective Goods hosting book fair to benefit Duncan Regional Hospital

People got the chance to find books and other items while also giving back to Duncan Regional Hospital.

City of Lawton announces Deputy Director of Public Utilities

Lawton City officials named Carl Gray as the new Deputy Director of Public Utilities, effective Oct. 21, 2019.

Volunteers pitch in to enhance refuge for National Public Lands Day

Volunteers strapped on their boots and hit the trails at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Saturday to celebrate National Public Lands Day.

  Day one of Lawton’s 40th annual International Festival wraps up

The first day of Lawton's 40th annual International Festival is the books.

  Students experience history with Fort Sill’s Frontier Army Days

Hundreds of area students experienced history at Fort Sill's Old Post Quadrangle as a part of the post's Frontier Army Days.