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Oklahoma cheerleader makes academic all-state cheer

A Southwest Oklahoma high school Cheerleader has made Academic All-State.

  Lawton Farmer’s Market hosts 8th Annual Tomato Festival

  Lawton churches give back to the community on National Serve Day

  Leslie Powell Gallery hosts reception for “The Protector” portrait series

  Lawton Farmers Market holds Tomato Festival art contest

  Welcome baby David!

  Arvest Foundation donates to Gabriel’s House

Continued Coverage

  Good News: July 12

  Binger Police Department now has body cameras

  Chisholm Trail Heritage Center holds reception for “A Texas State of Mind” art show

  Lawton knitters group gets volunteers

  Town of Rocky gets new backhoe with REAP Grant

  Duncan man lives out his dream of owning snow cone business

  LPSPD training officers, will have at least one at every school in district

This upcoming school year, every school in the LPS district will have at least one police officer stationed at it every day.

  Imagination Station Camp kicks off this week

You could see about 100 kids at the Patterson Center having some fun participating in the Imagination Station Camp.

  Privacy covers donated to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop G

Stephens County Oklahoma Home & Community Education Group donated privacy covers to Oklahoma Highway Patrol Troop G.

  Disc golfers participate in Prairie Dog Open

50 players, both amateur and pro, traveled from across the state, and beyond to play in the first ever Prairie Dog Open, a disc golf tournament at Elmer Thomas Park.

  Lawton Farmers Market offers huge selection of locally grown produce

  New members added to families at Two Hearts Adoption Drive

  Kids learn with Funventure class at Discovery Outpost

  Community helps clean up damaged splash pad

  Good News: July 5

  Lawton officers awarded at state awards banquet

  Porter Hill VFD buys first-ever new brush truck

For the first time in department history, the Porter Hill Volunteer Fire Department has purchased a brand new brush truck.

  Women making history at Lawton VFW Post 5263

For the first time ever the Lawton VFW Post 5263 has women on its board... Three of them!

  First Alert Chief Meteorologist Matt DiPirro wins volunteer award

Matt got the Shelia O'Lee Volunteer Award at Friday night's Lawton Fort SIll Chamber of Commerce annual banquet.

  Elgin community helping others with blessing box

Everyone needs a helping hand from time to time... The Elgin community is coming together to help others in need by donating non-perishable items.

  Salvation Army of Lawton collects fans for a cool cause

The mission of the Summer Fan Drive is to bring relief from the heat to people who cannot afford or do not have air conditioning.

The Duncan Lady Demons Softball team hosts 5K Color Run

The Duncan Lady Demons Softball team hosted a 5K color run to help raise funds to update their softball facility.

  Grant awarded to Oklahoma for apprenticeship programs

​Apprenticeships in Oklahoma are expanding thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, Education and Training Administration.

  City crews clean up tree limbs in Duncan

A city-wide tree limb cleanup happened Friday in Duncan as several city crews helped dispose of debris brought on by last week’s storms.

  Good News: June 28

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

  Blair kids write supportive messages for firefighters

The Blair Fire Department is experiencing some graffiti problems, but this is one they don't mind.

  Cache food pantry helping those in need

Members of a church in Cache are trying to make a difference in their community by running a food pantry for those in need.

  Class celebrates 50th reunion with mural

Walters High School has a new mural. The class of 1969 painted it on the south side of the school to celebrate their 50th reunion.

  Enhancements made to Pat Henry Elementary’s playground

Teachers, PTA members, the APLAS Unit with Fort Sill, and even a local artist spent seven days beautifying the playground at Pat Henry for both students, and the community to enjoy.

  Lawton non-profit uses aquaponics to feed the homeless

Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry prides itself on providing nourishment of both food and fellowship. But sometimes, it can be hard coming up with the food part, even with the countless donations from community members, which is why aquaponics will be a big help.

  LATS and the Lawton Council of the Blind team up for visually impaired training

Lawton Area Transit System employees are now better qualified to help individuals who are visually impaired, thanks to a training session with the Lawton Council of the Blind.

  Tour of the Wichitas makes improvement to routes

Dozens of bicyclists were on Fort Sill Saturday morning for Tour of the Wichitas.

  No More 22 Ride supports Silent War Foundation

Each day, 22 veterans commit suicide. A local motorcycle club is working to raise awareness and combat this statistic.

  Lawton Kiwanis Club hosts annual Fishing Derby

The fish were biting Saturday morning for the Lawton Kiwanis Club’s annual Fishing Derby.

  Whittier wins 10-and-under Baseball School City Championship

It was a close and exciting game, but Whittier came out on top of Flower Mound with a final score of 8 to 7.

  Good News: June 21

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

  Lawton Firefighter to appear on Nickelodeon’s ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?’

A Lawton Firefighter is back in the spotlight, this time on national television. On June 24th, you can catch Sonny Puletasi on Nickelodeon’s “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader”.

  Gabriel’s House holds 11th Annual Art Auction and Dinner

This is the largest fundraiser all year for Gabriel's House, which provides an after-school program for at-risk children.

  Harlem Globetrotters come to Lawton

7NEWS anchor Monte Brown even got in on the action, serving as a guest Globetrotter and actually getting into the game in the 2nd quarter.

Duncan Softball team hosting Color Run to raise money for the program

Participants can choose between a 5K or a one mile run.

  Murals to be painted inside Lincoln Elementary School

Kids who attend Lincoln Elementary School in Lawton might be surprised when school starts back up in August after volunteers spent Tuesday working to make the school a little brighter and more inviting.

  Lawton Fort Sill Art Council gives artists a place to work weekly

The Lawton Fort Sill Art Council is providing a supportive community where people can connect and communicate through art.

  John S. Perry DeMolay Chapter celebrates 100 years

For the first time in 100 years, a cornerstone was placed on a Masonic Lodge building.

  Lawton Rangers Rodeo Club receives grant to upgrade LO Ranch Arena

The Lawton Rangers Rodeo Club received a grant of $50,000 from the McMahon foundation and have already began making changes.

  Lawton Community Theatre performs ‘Peter Pan’

Lawton Community Theatre kicked off it's latest show Friday night, the Broadway musical, "Peter Pan".

  Fort Sill celebrates Army’s 244th birthday

Ft. Sill held a celebration to honor the United States Army's 244th birthday.

  Good News: June 14

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

  KSWO, Gray TV reviving tradition of ending the day with the National Anthem

KSWO, and many of our sister stations across the country, will be reviving an old tradition later this month.

  Duncan Public Schools receives donations for new wrestling facility

The Hoover Family Wrestling Facility will serve Duncan wrestlers, as well as hundreds of wrestlers from across Stephens County.

  Lawton-Ft. Sill Chamber updates community on housing market

Lawton is ranked in the top 15 of most affordable rental and sales markets in the nation. That’s according to Zillow, an online real estate database company that looked at metropolitan areas with 100,000 people or more.

  Medicine Park Aquarium & Natural Sciences Center celebrates two year anniversary

The Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center celebrated a very special day today- its two year anniversary of being open!

  Hundreds walk in annual Relay for Life

Cancer is the second leading cause of death and many people got out to raise awareness and support one another in Relay for Life.

Kids participate in fishing derby

Ralph's Resort Bait Shop held its annual Lil Rascals Fishin Derby. Kids 16 and younger were encouraged to go out and catch fish and then come back in for the weigh in.

  Marie Detty working to be permanent solution for Stephens County juvenile services

The final decision will be based on feedback from community members.

  Children United receives money for new Lawton playground

Children United of Southwest Oklahoma now has more money to go toward an all-inclusive playground they plan to build in Lawton.

  Team goes to bat for player

A Lawton boy now has the chance to play baseball thanks to the generosity of his teammates.

  Kids learn about rockets, planes at Altus Aviation Camp

Kids in Altus spent the week learning about rockets and planes at an aviation camp.

  Altus Parks & Rec hosting summer camp for kids

The City of Altus Parks and Rec Department is hosting an affordable summer camp for the kids.

  Good News: June 7

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

Oklahoma Blood Institute introduces monthly news letter “Drawing Together”

The Oklahoma Blood Institute is giving donors another way to see how their contribution is saving a life. "Drawing Together" started just last month. It's a newsletter that offers testimonials of how blood donations are used.

  Tai Chi improves balance for seniors

Seniors are improving their balance by participating in a class that teaches them a form of Martial Arts.

  7News awarded by Military Order of the Purple Heart

The Military Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 602 honored 7News with a plaque.

  Duncan Cops and Bobbers winners 2019

Cops and Bobbers took place Saturday June 1st in Duncan and we now know who the winners are.

  OHP Trooper visits Tipton Children’s Home to fulfill boy’s wish

An Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper made a little boy’s day at Tipton Chidlren’s home on Tuesday.

  Stephens Co. K9 receiving bullet and stab proof vest

The vest was sponsored by the family of John Buffone, and will be embroidered with the phrase "In memory of John Buffone - beloved husband and Dad."

  Relay For Life dinner celebrates cancer survivors

Days ahead of this year's Relay for Life in Lawton, organizers for the event took Tuesday night to honor and recognize the survivors of cancer with a special dinner.

  Local students take part in Great Plains Tech. Center career connections camp

Kids from across the area are getting to take part in the career connections camp at the Great Plains Technology Center.

  Neighbors come together to clean vacant house in Lawton

Two couples help clean up neighbor's yard down the street.

  Little Free Libraries in Duncan encourage reading

If you live in Stephens County you probably have noticed multiple Little Free Libraries put up around town to spread the love for reading.

  Family reunites at Oklahoma free fishing days

People were able to fish without state licenses this weekend in Oklahoma, and several people across the state, including those in southwest Oklahoma, took advantage of the opportunity.

  Stephens County Genealogy Library offers new equipment

The Stephens County Genealogy Library hosted a grand opening of it's remodeled facility and new equipment.

  LPS Foundation hosts Night to Ignite the Future

LPSF hosted this event in hopes of providing grants for classroom resources, materials, extracurricular activities and technology.

  Veteran celebrates 102nd Birthday at Lawton-Fort Sill Veteran’s Center

Daily served in the army for 23 years and retired in 1966.

  Duncan firefighters fill the boot to raise money for local MDA families

The Duncan Firefighters Association is teaming up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association for their annual fill the boot campaign.