Good News

  77th Army Band holds annual Christmas concert

The 77th Army Band brought some festive music to the holiday season with their annual Christmas concert.

  Lawton organization starts Purse Project

  Duncan High School holds open house for new Innovation Hub and Stem Lab

  7News presents checks to local elementary schools for participation in Spirit of Survival

  Local animal rescue bringing Santa to your door

  Duncan High School hosts open house for STEM Lab

  Scores and Doors Workshop founder speaking at State ACT Conference

Continued Coverage

  Oklahoma’s strongest couple says power lifting together has changed their lives

  Holy City of the Wichitas now on National Register of Historic Places

  Registration complete for Wichita Mountains Classic Show

  Saint Mary’s Catholic School students learn about Christmas on the prairie

  Christmas miracle: man finds and returns long-lost baseball glove

  Good News: December 6

  Lawton students display artwork in gallery

The artistic talents of dozens of Lawton Public School students were showcased in a special art gallery.

  LPD hosts tree decorating event

This is the fourth year the department has hosted this event.

  Lawton photographers helping those in need this holiday season

Photographers from across the area are coming together this weekend to take free family portraits for anyone who can’t afford a professional photoshoot.

  Cameron University holds tree lighting

Cameron University's Lawton campus welcomed in the holiday season with its usual festive style.

  7News team rings bells for Salvation Army

  7News’ tradition of community involvement continues with ‘Share Your Christmas’

  Students have fun-filled STEM day at Southwest Technology Center

  Altus church giving kids Christmas gifts through Project Noel

  Blessing Box offers food, cleaning supplies for Duncan citizens

  Woman meets good Samaritan who returned lost money

  Community gifts clarinet to WWII veteran

This Christmas, a World War II veteran in Lawton will be receiving a clarinet under his tree thanks to the kind acts of several community members.

  Inside look at Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry’s new home

About two weeks ago, Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry founder, Adriene Davis, received the keys to the nonprofit’s new home: A 10,000 square foot facility. On Sunday, 7News was able to take a special look inside.

  Lawton woman looking for good Samaritan who returned missing $500

Losing any amount of money is unsettling, but every once in a while, there is a happy ending. That is the case for one Lawton woman, and now she needs your help finding the person who returned $500 she lost.

  Local businesses prepare for Shop Small Saturday

Many people are out Friday shopping early for the holiday and local stores are offering up some great deals, especially Saturday.

  Hungry Hearts hosts community Thanksgiving dinner, meal delivery

Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry held an open invitation for their Thanksgiving dinner Thursday at First Christian Church in Lawton. Because some people were not able to travel for the meal, the nonprofit decided they would bring the meal to them.

  Altus Salvation Army serves Thanksgiving lunch

The Salvation Army in Altus held its annual Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday morning.

  Duncan dispensary feeds community ahead of Thanksgiving

A dispensary in Duncan gave back to people in the community Tuesday ahead of Thanksgiving.

  Eight-year-old donates 75 blankets, bibles to foster kids in need

An eight-year-old donated more than 75 blankets to kids in the foster care system on Tuesday.

  United Way of Southwest Oklahoma brings lunch to Almor West Elementary teachers and staff

United Way of Southwest Oklahoma provided lunch for teachers and staff at Almor West Elementary School Monday.

  Lawton Public Schools Foundation board gives out $94,000 in grants

The Lawton Public Schools Foundation board gave out $94,000 in grants Monday.

  Community helps kids in need with Operation Christmas Child

Thanks to the generosity of southwest Oklahomans, about 6,000 less-fortunate children around the world will be receiving Christmas presents this year.

  UPDATE: Children United purchases playground equipment

Children United SWOK now has playground equipment purchased and delivered to Lawton.

  Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry gets permanent home

Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry now has a permanent home!

  United Way of SWOK helps several non-profit organizations

7News Reporter Zayna Haliburton met with United Way of Southwest Oklahoma and The Armed Services YMCA to discuss programs going on right now and how United Way of SWOK along with the community helps many non-profits.

  Community participates in 9th annual Run for the Fallen

Hundreds got out Saturday morning to participate in the 9th Annual Run for the Fallen.

  Elgin 8th graders show results of kindness projects

8th graders at Elgin Middle School spent the day giving presentations about how they used $10 to show kindness.

  Students help repair flags of fallen veterans

A class at Elgin Middle School helped repair 10 tattered flags that draped caskets of veterans at Fort Sill National Cemetery.

  Good News: November 22

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

  Community members can Adopt a Soldier for Christmas

Holidays are a time to spend with your family, however many basic trainees on Fort Sill will not be making it home for Christmas.

  Repairs to historic house on refuge underway

Work to repair the outside of a historic home on the Wichita Mountains Wildlife refuge is underway.

  Store inside veterans center changes the way veterans shop

The Veteran’s Corner Store inside the Lawton-Fort Sill Veterans Center is changing the way the senior veterans shop.

  United Way of SWOK helps several non-profit organizations

United Way of SWOK discuss what they do in the community and how they help several non-profits.

  ‘Purses for a Purpose’ bingo night raises funds to end Alzheimer’s

Attendees got to play 16 games of bingo, with "gently used and more loved" donated purses serving as prizes.

  Hospitality Services Students wrapping gifts for holidays

A group at the Great Plains Technology Center is helping people by wrapping gifts ahead of the holidays.

  Joy Mission Choir performs for Lawton retirees

Ahead of the Joy Mission Choir's annual performance in Lawton, they stopped by a nursing home Tuesday to do some caroling.

  Local charity raises money for wreaths on graves

A local charity is continuing to lay wreaths on the graves of past soldiers.

  Retired and Senior Volunteer Program holds pinning ceremony at Lawton City Hall

The City of Lawton honored local veterans who dedicate their time to community service.

  Cache cheerleaders looking to make history at state competition

Cache High School cheerleaders, Dayden Meredith and McKenzie Bookout, are hoping to make All State and while they’re at it, they are looking to make history too.

  Good News: November 15

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

  Center for Creative Living offers frozen meals for seniors to take home

The Center for Creative Living is making sure seniors have a nutritious meal not only when they come in, but when they go home too.

  Cameron University’s Concert Band shares stage for special performance

The Concert Band played with Cameron's Chamber Winds ensemble for a variety of pieces.

  Boy Scout leadership honored during fundraiser dinner

Local Boy Scout leadership was honored during a fundraising dinner.

  Lawton man chosen to serve as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army

A Lawton man has been chosen to represent Oklahoma for the Secretary of the Army.

  Helicopters, service members spend day with Lawton veterans

It was a special day for veterans at the Lawton - Fort Sill Veterans Center Thursday as two Army helicopters and their crews visited.

  Duncan Senior Citizen Center raising money for new van

The Duncan Senior Citizen Center is continuing to provide for their seniors by raising money for a new van.

  MAKENZIE’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: The next generation of hunters

The majority of today's adult deer hunters were introduced to the sport as a child. Makenzie Burk went hunting with a father and his two boys, but this time she was behind the camera instead of the rifle. It's her latest outdoor adventure.

  Comanche Co. Health Department gives out free flu shots

Families needing a flu shot had the opportunity to get them for free Wednesday.

  Comanche Co. sheriff hands out Thanksgiving turkeys

Comanche County's sheriff spent the day trying to make people's Thanksgiving a little better by handing out Turkeys.

  Walters High students paint parking spaces for beautification project

High school students at Walters are painting parking spaces as part of a beautification project.

  Lawton Community Foundation gives to local organizations

The Lawton Community Foundation presented thousands of dollars in grants Wednesday to local organizations.

  One Lawton is holding Thanksgiving Drive during annual art event

A group called One Lawton is collecting Thanksgiving food items for low income LPS students and their families.

  Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce receives 5-star accommodation

For the first time in it’s 120 years of operation, the Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce has received a 5-star accreditation from the United States Chamber of Commerce.

  National Geographic photographer visits Medicine Park Aquarium

A renowned photographer from National Geographic was in Medicine Park this summer as a part of an unusual preservation project.

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.

  SWOK Corvette Club donates turkeys to Lawton Food Bank

The Southwest Oklahoma Corvette Club gathered together to donate turkeys to the Lawton Food Bank.

  Lawton Business Women holds 61st Annual Fashion Show

The Lawton Business Women held their 61st Annual Fashion Show and our own Monte Brown was up there strutting his stuff.

  Halliburton donates to Duncan High’s innovation center

As part of Halliburton's 100 year anniversary, they are giving back to the community.

  Good News: November 8

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

  City of Lawton holds 2nd annual Chili Cookoff

Dozens of local chefs went head to head Thursday for the City of Lawton's second annual chili cookoff.

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

A Chattanooga teenager represented Southwest Oklahoma well this past weekend at two horse competitions in Las Vegas.

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

It could happen to anyone with a pet. You’ve always managed to give your pet the medical care they deserve, but because of unexpected circumstances, you’re faced with vet expenses that are far beyond your ability to afford them.

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

Good news for any gamers out there as a Fortnite tournament to raise money for a great cause is coming to Elgin.

  AMBUCS 64th annual Pancake Day helps give community members mobility

Officials with Lawton Ambucs says they do this and put in all the hard work because they want to give people mobility.

  GOOD NEWS: November 1

Here is a look at our good news stories from the week.

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

The baseball fields in Elgin were busy over the weekend for the Strikeout Cancer Tournament and Home Run Derby. Its a benefit that’s helping one resident with a rich baseball history.

  Walters woman overcomes challenges to become successful business owner

A woman in Walters is sending a message about never giving up and following your dreams. She was able to purchase a storefront this April after having worked from home for three years.

  Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce discusses November events

If you’re looking to get involved in the community. The Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce has some events opened to the public this month.

  Cameron University holds Pickaxe Preview for prospective students

Prospective college students attended Cameron University’s Pickaxe Preview Saturday.