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  Community steps in to save Comanche’s Independence Day fireworks show

It appears there may be Independence Day fireworks in Comanche after all!

  Small southwest Oklahoma town on the rise, business booming in Medicine Park

  Lawton Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary hosting Bouquets of Hope fundraiser

  Comanche County school districts to get roads repaired

  Lawton Recreation Centers opening April 12th.

  Yard of the Month competition in Lawton ongoing until Oct. 1st

  Duncan annual tire clean-up starting April 12th

Continued Coverage

  Lawton looking for volunteer youth coaches

  Altus unveils new story walk at Hightower Park

  Child who beat Leukemia becomes pilot for a day at Altus Air Force Base

  Texoma Morning Headlines: April 7th

  Cameron Cadets training on Fort Sill

  Health departments increasing rural vaccine availability

  Altus organization Mission on Wheels giving free prom dresses, tuxedos to kids in need

An Altus organization is doing its part to give kids a great prom night.

  Martha Volunteer Fire Dept. holding fundraiser Saturday

The Martha Volunteer Fire Department in Jackson County is having a fundraiser Saturday.

  Family, officer speak after baby’s life was saved

We’re hearing from a Fletcher police officer who saved a baby girl’s life last weekend.

  Altus Police Officer saves family from burning home

Officials say Police Lieutenant Chris Barngrover was on a routine patrol when he noticed a house on fire Monday morning.

  Altus named one of 5 Great American Defense Communities

  Ft. Sill’s Marty the Horse retires after 20 years

  Educators excited about being fully vaccinated

  Altus girls get inside look at impact of women in the Air Force

  Altus animal welfare receives $54,000 grant

  Eisenhower Military Child Club makes donation, brings letters to veterans

  Local officers meet with students at Freedom Elementary School

Students at Freedom Elementary School were able to get a sneak peak into law enforcement Wednesday afternoon.

  Lawton kids show entrepreneurial spirit with lemonade stand

An entrepreneurial spirit and the power of social media put some Lawton kids in the spotlight today.

  Lawton Christian School students find stability in charter school

Former Lawton Christian School students are continuing their education through a charter school.

  Think Ability celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with potato planting event

Think Ability in Duncan celebrated St. Patrick’s Day Wednesday with a potato planting event.

  Families finally able to visit nursing homes

Nursing homes across the state are lifting some COVID restrictions allowing families to see their loved ones again.

  Big time fairground event is back

Comanche County Fairgrounds Eats and Beats is making a return on Saturday.

  LPS gives meals to students over Spring Break

Lawton Public Schools gave away over 600 meals Monday for students to have over Spring Break.

  Miracle League field hosts day of baseball for 60 local kids

A group of about 60 kids played some baseball at the Miracle Field in Lawton Friday.

  Comanche Co. Conservation district announces Cooperator of the Year

The Comanche County Conservation District named its Cooperator of the Year Wednesday. They picked David Dorrell for his soil conservation efforts.

  Jackson Co. woman celebrates 100th birthday with COVID-19 vaccine

One Jackson County woman got a very special gift for her 100th birthday.

  Altus female wrestler named All-American at national tournament

An Altus High School female wrestler was named an All-American after her performance at a national tournament.

  Lawton High School freshman takes second place in Oklahoma Poetry Out Loud State Championship

Adylynn Anderson took second place in the 2021 Oklahoma Poetry Out Loud State Championship.

  Duncan High School wraps up annual Halo Week

HALO Week is a weeklong philanthropic event organized by the Duncan High School Student Council.

  Ft. Sill kicks off annual Army Emergency Relief Program

AER is funded by Soldier donations and all donations go to helping Soldiers

  Altus crowned state champs at archery competition

Both Altus elementary and middle school teams took first place in their divisions at the tournament, crowning them state champions in the elementary division and middle division.

  Friendship Baptist Church to give free food to those in need

The Friendship Baptist Church in Lawton will be giving away food to those in need on Saturday.

  Cameron University honors alumni and faculty during homecoming week

Cameron University has had to get creative with 2021′s homecoming week celebrations due to the pandemic.

  Lawton firefighters volunteer to help Health Dept. administer COVID-19 vaccines

Never one to shy away from answering a call for help, Lawton Fire Department Assistant Chief, Brent Baggett, signed up to volunteer to give out COVID 19 vaccines to the public as soon as he knew health officials needed him. Other firefighters from the department followed suit.

  Donation helped Frederick get water back on sooner than expected

The City of Frederick’s water is back up and running thanks to a huge donation from Comanche Nation Entertainment.

  Frederick receives donation covering entire cost of fixing water line

The Town of Frederick received a large donation from Comanche Nation Entertainment after the town’s main water line burst last week.

  Lawton nonprofit collecting donations for kid-friendly events

A Lawton nonprofit is working to create better lives for kids in the community, but they need donations to help them do so.

  USO hosts Fueling the Forces event on Fort Sill

The USO on Fort Sill was serving chili and cornbread to soldiers and their families Wednesday.

  Medal of Honor recipient visits Fort Sill Wednesday

Wednesday, a Medal of Honor recipient was at Fort Sill to speak with soldiers at the National Prayer Breakfast.

  “Oklahoma!” to open Elgin’s brand-new Performing Arts Center

Elgin High School’s brand-new performing arts center will host its first play this weekend.

  Curtis Sims finally released from hospital

It was a day worth celebrating for one local family, as their father finally got to come home after a three month battle with COVID.

  First Baptist Church gives gifts to CCMH nurses

First Baptist Church brought gift baskets to nurses at Comanche County Memorial Hospital on Thursday.

  Several teachers across the area pleased to finally get vaccinated

School districts throughout the area have been working with county health departments to get teachers the COVID-19 vaccine.

  300 books donated to Lawton elementary school

Kids at Lawton’s Lincoln Elementary have some new books thanks to a generous donation Tuesday.

  Douglas Learning Center celebrates beloved pet by making donation to Lawton Animal Welfare

Lawton Public Schools students are celebrating a beloved black lab by collecting donations for Lawton Animal Welfare.

  Lawton car dealership owner former player of Super Bowl contenders

This Sunday, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs will be playing for the Lombardi Trophy, and a former player of both teams will be watching the Super Bowl from Lawton.

  Sterling meat processing plant expanding, hiring more employees

A sterling meat processing plant says business has been booming since the pandemic and now they’re looking to hire several new employees as the demand continues to rise.

  Renovated Jackson Co. Expo Center hosts SW Banner & Buckle Bonanza

People from across southwest Oklahoma came out to the first Southwest Banner and Buckle Bonanza this weekend in Altus.

  Parade held for Marlow veteran’s 100th birthday

Saturday, a parade was held for a Marlow man set to turn 100 years old.

  Local returns home after three months on ventilator

After being flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, and placed on a ventilator, now three months later, Curtis Sims is back in Lawton and in therapy.

  LATS benefitting from federal funding

Lawton Area Transit System busses have some new safety improvements thanks to CARES Act funding.

  Grand opening for the Lawton Farmers Market expected before the end 2021

Construction is underway on the new Lawton Farmers Market building.

  Elgin improving safety for football team

Elgin’s High School Football team has some brand new safety equipment, thanks to their booster club.

  $50k grant helps local FFA program start meat processing lessons

Marlow Public Schools FFA program is now the only program across southwest Oklahoma to have a meat processing lab.

  Altus artist drawing pet portraits to raise money for community

An Altus man has turned his love of drawing pets into a way to help those in need in his community.

  Lawton Council of the Blind to host fundraiser

Lawton Council of the Blind's Debbie Hendrix talks to 7News about upcoming fundraiser in February

  New way for residents to keep up with Lawton’s parks plan

The City of Lawton has launched a website to keep citizens informed about their Master Park Plan.

  Lawton man shares letter received from Hank Aaron nearly 20 years ago

A letter from his hero - that’s what one Lawton man says he received in the mail from baseball icon Hank Aaron nearly two decades ago.

  Rush Springs student sings impromptu National Anthem before basketball game

A 12-year-old Rush Springs student says she is overwhelmed with the support she’s received since her impromptu performance of the National Anthem before a basketball game went viral.

  Texoma Morning Headlines: January 25th

A look at what is making headlines here in Texoma on Monday, January 25th.

  Ribbon-cutting held for new Cache business, leaders hope others will follow

A grand opening was held for a brand-new business in Cache Friday and business leaders in the town hope it’s the start of a revolution for their downtown.

  Rock art helping feed students in need

A Lawton community member is taking small donations for rock paintings to support his favorite charity.

  Three Altus businesses receive statewide Main Street awards

Three Altus businesses were honored with awards from the Oklahoma Main Street Center.

  Medicine Park fishing tournament supports local animal shelter

People from across the state came to Medicine Park Saturday to compete in a trout fishing tournament.

  Stephens County becomes first Purple Heart County in Southwest Oklahoma

Stephens County has been formally recognized as a Purple Heart County.

Memorial tribute put together for LPS family members

Eisenhower High School held a memorial tribute today for three late staff members who served the country and Lawton Public Schools.

  Outreach Office to benefit many Comanche Nation tribal members

The Comanche Nation held a ground breaking ceremony for their Anadarko Outreach Office today.

  Anadarko veterans to be recognized on certain holidays

The City of Anadarko is honoring veterans by hanging Hometown Heroes Banners throughout town.

  Lawton’s Bethlehem Baptist Church starts initiative to feed families across Lawton

Pastor Willie Smith talks with 7News about Bethlehem Baptist Church's Feed a Family for a Week initiative

  Comanche Nation provides free rides to elders getting vaccinated

The Comanche Nation is providing free transportation for anyone 65 and older wanting to get their COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, January 11th.

  Billingsley Ford makes donations to several local animal rescues

Billingsley Ford held a fundraiser through Go-Fund-Me over the holidays. Through the platform, they raised $2,100. Billingsley then matched every dollar that was donated, raising a total of $4,200 for seven different animal rescues from across Southwest Oklahoma.

  Proposal ideas being taken for old Fire Station in Altus

The City of Altus is accepting proposal ideas to repurpose their old fire station, since a new one was built a few years ago.

  5th Annual Sigma Nu Year Bull Bash happening this weekend

The ladies of Sigma Nu Sorority are partnering with Duncan Regional Hospital to host the fifth annual Sigma Nu Year Bull Bash Saturday, January 9th.

  New ways to make appointments for COVID-19 vaccine shots

An online portal for COVID-19 vaccine availability will be open to the public tomorrow. This will be one of the few ways to make an appointment as doses have become limited after opening to the 65 and older population.