Good News

  Duncan Toy Shop holding rummage sale this week

A Duncan non-profit that works year-round to give kids in need Christmas presents is having one of their biggest fundraisers of the year later this week.

  A Day in the Life: Field Artillery

  Census and voter registration awareness event

  Annual Red River Ranch Rodeo happening in Duncan this weekend

Two Fort Sill basic trainees get promotion after saving a life

  Red River Pumpkin Patch hosting trade show Saturday

  Lawton Improv Theater to present Red River Comedy Show

Continued Coverage

  United Way spotlight: The Lawton Food Bank

  A Day in the Life: Mascot Handlers

  Altus Parks & Rec Department starts esports league

  Pop-up pumpkin patch happening in Duncan this weekend

  Church in Cache planning fellowship and fundraiser event

  Local church holds law enforcement appreciation cookout

  Local coffee shop owner helping pregnancy resource center that helped his family

Viridian Coffee is holding a week long fundraiser for a in the Charis Center in Duncan.

  Local car dealership helps nonprofits with new car raffle

A local car dealership is trying to get you behind the wheel of a new car. Legend Driven is helping nonprofits by selling raffle tickets to win a new vehicle.

  “Open Streets Hits the Streets” kicks off

The Lawton Fort Sill Open Streets Committee and its partnering agencies will host the “Open Streets Hits the Streets” initiative in lieu of the traditional Fall 2020 Open Streets this year.

  RECIPES NEEDED: LPS Foundation community cookbook raising money for teachers

The Lawton Public School Foundation wants your help in creating a community cookbook to raise money for education.

  Lawton Salvation Army kicks of Rescue Christmas campaign

Lawton Fire Department trains with new cardiac monitors

  Altus residents to host fishing derby

  United Way of SWOK kicks off virtual fundraising campaign

  REAL ID now available at Comanche County Tag Agency

  Jesse James Festival happening Saturday in downtown Cement

  Military Welcome Center re-opens at Lawton - Fort Sill Regional Airport

After months of being closed, the Military Welcome Center at the Lawton - Fort Sill Regional Airport officially opened back up Tuesday.

  Nonprofit works to expand blessing boxes across Oklahoma

A pair of Stephens County natives is working to help increase the number of blessing boxes in communities across the state.

  Lawton disabled veteran riding 2,164 miles to help other veterans in need

A Lawton disabled vet from is doing his own Tour de France right here in southwest Oklahoma to raise awareness and money for other veterans and their families.

  Wavier allows students to eat for free

Students across southwest Oklahoma will be able to eat school breakfast and lunch for free over the next three months.

  The Baby Mobile is making its way to Lawton

If you’re in need of diapers, formula and food you’ll have a chance to get everything you need for free tomorrow in Lawton.

  3rd annual BBQ Showdown happening in Duncan Saturday

The third annual United Way of Stephens County BBQ Showdown is happening Saturday in Duncan.

  Frederick football player hopes to inspire others by joining National Guard

A Frederick High School football player has joined the National Guard leading up to his senior season.

  Lawton teen building Patriot Pavilion in Elmer Thomas Park

A new pavilion is being put in at Elmer Thomas Park thanks to an Eagle Scout Project by a Lawton teenager.

  LATS to receive CARES Act funds

The Lawton Area Transit System will soon be receiving CARES Act funds to purchase sanitary equipment.

  Lawton Vet Center moving to new location

The Lawton Vet Center will soon have a new home where they’ll continue to serve a variety of veterans, active duty service members and their families.

  Altus city officials speak after voters approve MAPS II proposition

Big changes are on the way to Altus after voters approved two propositions on Tuesday.

  Back to Learning: LPS Superintendent speaks on expectations for school year

Kids at Lawton Public Schools got back to the classroom Monday, months after Covid-19 caused schools statewide to close down.

  Community rallies to help Duncan 13-year-old robbed while running lawn business

A heartbreaking story of a Duncan 13-year-old being robbed while trying to operate his lawn mowing business, fortunately, has a happy ending.

  Over 1,000 boxes of dairy, produce being given away in Marlow Friday

Roughly 1,200 boxes of produce and dairy from Oklahoma farmers and ranchers will be handed out to those in need in Marlow Friday.

  A Child Who Hopes: Oklahoma teen gets adopted after spending 4 years in DHS

A 16-year-old has a family after spending the past four years in the DHS system.

  We Love Teachers Shopping Event happening this Saturday

The third annual We Love Teachers shopping event is happening in Lawton this weekend.

  Annual Stephens County Free Fair set for this week

The Stephens County Free Fair is set to kick off Tuesday with five days of exciting events.

  LPS Transportation Center gets new parking lot for first time

For the first time since it was built decades ago, the Lawton Public Schools Transportation Center is getting a new parking lot.

  New Lawton non-profit hosting spaghetti dinner Friday

A new non-profit is starting in Lawton to help victims of sexual assault and violence.

  Three soldiers enroll at Cameron University in first step towards becoming Army officers

Thursday, three active-duty military members took the first step towards becoming commissioned officers in the Army.

Velma-Alma student donates 10,000 pencils

A high school senior has collected and delivered over 10,000 pencils for her school.

  Lawton Fire Department undergoes water rescue training

Tuesday, Lawton firefighters got a chance to do some hands-on training in water search and rescues.

  Beutler & Son Rodeo Co. brings professionalism to rodeos

Beutler and Son Rodeo Company has provided the livestock for the Lawton Rangers Rodeo since 1987.

  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.

Duncan homeschooling moms holding Q&A event for new homeschooling parents

A group of Duncan moms who have homeschooled their kids is trying to pass their knowledge on to other families making the change to homeschooling this year.

  Minco, OK barrel racer proves age is just a number

A barrel racer competing in the Lawton Rangers Rodeo this weekend is proving that age is just a number, after making the Wrangler National Finals in Vegas last year for the first time at age 61.

  Sterling bull rider returns to Lawton Rangers Rodeo to reclaim title

Wednesday was the first night of the 82nd Annual Lawton Rangers PRCA Rodeo. Last year’s bull riding winner Chauk Dees, from Sterling was looking to reclaim his title.

  Central High teacher wins Presidential Award

A southwest Oklahoma math teacher has received one of the nation’s highest recognition awards.

  Lawton seniors receives scholarships for college

The Lawton Marine Corps League gave out scholarships to two Southwest Oklahoma seniors this week.

  Marlow church holding back to school event

Students are preparing to head back to learning and one Marlow church wants to make sure they have all the supplies they need.

  Retired Veteran receives a newly remodeled and furnished home

A homeless Veteran and his family were given the keys to a new home today.

  Walters church giving away clothes, school supplies

As students prepare to head back to learning, a Cotton County church wants to make sure they have all the clothes and school supplies they need.

  Duncan shop with a cop rummage sale happening Thursday

This Thursday is a shop with a cop fundraising event in Duncan.

  Lawton Rangers will still host annual breakfast

The Lawton Rangers will hold their annual all-you-can-eat Rodeo Breakfast tomorrow morning, before the rodeo kicks off next week.

  Comanche music department holding garage sale fundraiser

The Comanche High School music department is holding a giant garage sale Saturday to raise money for the upcoming year.

  Frederick students volunteer to beautify school’s campus

As Frederick officials prepare to get back in the classroom, several students decided they wanted to help.

  OK State Superintendent speaks to 7 News about upcoming school year

People all across Oklahoma are wondering what schools will be like when they reopen for the fall.

  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

The Walters First Baptist Church is collecting clothes and school supplies to give away to families in need.

Boxes of food, milk given to Duncan residents in need

More than 180 boxes of food were given away Monday evening in Duncan.

  Lawton UPS donates over a thousand books

A local non-profit organization received a large donation this morning.

  City of Altus building bike park behind splash pad

A bike park featuring BMX ramps is under construction in Altus.

  Environmental Pest Control donates to ministry

A local ministry will be able to help feed families in the Lawton Fort Sill community after a substantial donation was given.

  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.

  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.

  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.