Good News

  Two Altus nonprofits named finalists for Oklahoma Nonprofit Excellence Awards

Two organizations in Altus are up for awards given annually to the best non-profit in the state.

  U.S. Department of Education official visits Flower Mound Elementary

  Students volunteer during MLK Day of Service

  Duncan community gets ready to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day

  Annual Teamwork Makes the Dream Work event held to honor leaders in history

  Lawton yoga studio holds special class to raise money for Australia

  Lawton author speaks about her books with visitors at library

Continued Coverage

  Lawton Public Library holds a book swap event

  House of Bread Ministries donates food to Geronimo residents

  Blood drive pits Comanche Fire Dept. and Police against each other for good cause

  Violence reduction conference held at Lawton City Hall

  Fundraiser allows Duncan senior center to get new van

  LPS holds annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration

  Local veterans’ organization donates $7,000 towards playground

A local veterans' organization donated toward the building of a playground Thursday.

  Local first responders receive state of the art medical training

First responders with several area departments got some state-of-the-art simulation training.

  Pediatric patients receive therapy from Speech Language Pathologist at West Texas Rehab

Two pediatric patients are showing big improvement during therapy sessions with a Speech Language Pathologist at West Texas Rehab.

  Comanche Nation fixing roads, parking lots around Walters Public Schools

Several local schools are getting some much-needed improvements to their roads and parking lots thanks to help from the Comanche Nation.

Oklahoma State University announces plans for new agriculture hall

  Cameron University’s Open Doors program holds ‘Back to School Again Bash’

  Local high school sophomores learn about Great Plains Tech. Center programs

  Saint Mary’s students learn ATV safety

  West Texas Rehab helps man walk again

  Welcoming ceremony held on Fort Sill for new Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army

  Local woman raises money for Australia wildfire relief

A local woman is raising money for the victims of the bushfires in Australia by selling t-shirts.

  Graduates complete Lawton police academy

Lawton Police celebrated the graduation of their most recent academy class Friday.

  Good News: January 10

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

  Lawton non-profit organization raising money for Veterans Resource Center

A non-profit organization is in the beginning stages of creating a Veterans Resource Center in Lawton.

  Billingsley family of dealerships’ annual Santa Paws events helps animals in need

The Billingsley family of dealerships gave donations to local animal rescues and shelters Thursday.

  Duncan nurse saves man on plane

If you’re on a plane and have a medical emergency, you can’t just call 911. In fact, the person who could save you, could be sitting right next to you

  Lawton Food Bank welcomes new executive director

We're over a week into the new year, and with that can come change for some businesses like the Lawton Food Bank.

  Eagle Scout candidate gets fishing dock for Duncan camp

A Boy Scout in Duncan is hard at work getting a fishing dock added to a local camp site.

  Lawton musician signs five-album record deal

A Lawton native is making his mark on the music industry.

  12:10 to the Top features locals working to make SW Okla. coincide with state Top 10 plan

12:10 to the Top was created to feature people in SWOK working to make this region coincide with the Top 10 plan for Oklahoma.

  7News honored with cultural award

Your 7News team is being honored by the City of Lawton and the Lawton Arts and Humanities with a Cultural Award.

  USO Oklahoma at Fort Sill gets generous donation

USO Oklahoma at Fort Sill now has several thousand more dollars thanks to the generous donation of the family member of the organization's first president.

  Ft. Sill Recycle Center donates Christmas trees to Canes for Veterans Central Texas

The Fort Sill Recycle Center has found a great way to utilize dozens of Christmas trees that would have been heading to the landfill and it will help lots of veterans in need.

  New Year’s Day brings the arrival of Lawton’s first baby of 2020

Ashlynn McVea was born New Year’s Day, just before 7 A.M. and she, and her mom Regina are both happy and healthy.

  Diamondback HOG Chapter takes annual New Year’s Day ride through refuge

Several motorcyclists in Lawton kicked off the new year with a ride through the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge.

  Duncan senior center hosts early New Year’s Eve party

The Douglass Senior Center in Duncan hosted a New Year's Eve party a little early for seniors Tuesday.

Duncan museum reduces admission for low-income families

Families who receive SNAP benefits can now enjoy a day at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center for reduced admission prices. It's through a program called Museums for All, and the heritage center is only one of six museums in the state taking part.

  Buy 2 Give 1 Project promotes healthy eating

The City of Lawton has a new committee that is aiming to help our community through healthy eating.

  2019′s Toys for Tots Literacy Campaign nears end

There's only a few days left to donate to this year's Toys for Tots Literacy Campaign.

  Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry hosts annual Christmas meal

Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry held their annual Christmas meal in Lawton Wednesday.

  Scam victims receives Christmas miracle from Duncan Police Union

A Duncan woman receives a big gift from the Duncan Police Union after she was scammed.

  Holiday meals scheduled for people in Comanche and Stephens County

Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry in Lawton and the Stephens County community plan on hosting community feedings on Christmas Day

  Shriners give gifts to patients in CCMH’s Starlight Ward

Menes Shrine Temple 32 of the national Shrine organization collected gifts for Comanche County Memorial Hospital’s starlight ward.

  Duncan Public Library approved for grant

Some kids in Duncan will soon have access to a lot more books as a result of a grant the Duncan Public Library received.

  Altus park gets new playground

Altus community leaders say a new playground that was unveiled Monday will bring a new level of hope to kids who live and play in the area.

  Soldiers go home through Jack Daniel’s Operation Ride Home

Jack Daniel’s Operation Ride Home has helped many active duty junior-enlisted service members and their families travel from their duty station back home for the holidays.

  Lawton Fort Sill Buffalo Soldiers give boxes of food away

The Lawton Fort Sill Buffalo Soldiers held their annual Christmas Basket Giveaway where they filled boxes with various food items.

  Eisenhower High School hosts Holiday Hoops

About 30 kids from Kindergarten through 8th grade got out Saturday to participate in Holiday Hoops at Eisenhower High School.

  Altus house transformed and donated to family

A house in Altus has been transformed into a happy home and donated to a family.

  Children United of Southwest Oklahoma holding garage sale fundraiser

Children United of Southwest Oklahoma is holding a garage sale fundraiser throughout the weekend.

  Elgin student gets VIP Thunder tickets for winter wish

The kid got four tickets to a VIP suite for the January 18th game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

  Deployed Elgin dad surprises kids at school

Friday, two Elgin students got the best Christmas present they could ask for as their dad, deployed for the last eight months, surprised them at school.

  Long-time Salvation Army employee retiring

The Salvation Army of Lawton is bidding farewell to one of their employees.

  Mt. Scott reopens after repairs made

After being closed for over a year, Mt. Scott finally reopened Friday.

  Good News: December 20

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

  Billingsley’s Operation Santa Paws helps local animals

One Lawton business is thinking about homeless animals this Christmas and are encouraging the community to bring the holiday to those in shelters and animals rescues.

  Triangle Lodge #548 awards Geronimo FFA $10,000

Funds from a pie auction between the Lodge and the FFA students were combined with matching funds from the National Masons to reach a grand total of $10,000.

  Duncan church gives out Christmas baskets

For several years, All Saints Episcopal Church in Duncan has been giving out Christmas baskets.

  Chickasha dealership donates to kids in need

Every year, John Holt Chevrolet in Chickasha partners with the Salvation Army of Grady and Caddo County, Youth and Family Service Center of Chickasha, and Strike LLC to provide Christmas presents to children in the area.

  Lawton woman gives homeless free haircuts

A Lawton woman is using her passion of doing hair to pay it forward and make a difference in our community by giving free haircuts to the homeless.

  Cameron University Foundation establishes endowed scholarship for visually impaired students

It's the Shirley Dale Endowed Scholarship, and was made possible by the donations of the late Shirley Dale's husband Tommy Dale, as well as the Lawton Council of the Blind.

  Thanks to donations by Lawton First Assembly, life altering letters are in the mail

The letters were all sent out by now... so be on the lookout for letters from R.I.P Medical Debt.

  Eisenhower High art classes present check to Lawton Food Bank

The art classes at Eisenhower High School presented a check to the Lawton Food Bank Wednesday for $900.

  Firefighter morale boosted by new Altus Fire Chief hire

Altus firefighters say morale is very high after former interim chief Joe Buchanan dropped the interim title and fully took over the department going forward.

  LPD holds annual ‘Shop With a Cop’

Officers took a group of Lawton kids to Target for a Christmas shopping spree.

  Lawton Public Schools’ Transition Program goes caroling

The Lawton Public Schools' Transition Program went caroling Tuesday.

  Hugh Bish Elementary students learn about igloos ahead of winter break

Students at Hugh Bish Elementary got to have fun inside a makeshift igloo.

  Totals in for this year’s ‘Share Your Christmas’

We're getting a look now at just how much was raised at last week's Share Your Christmas event.

  40th Annual Las Posadas celebration at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Lawton celebrated the Christmas season through Las Posadas.

  Duncan’s newly renovated wrestling center ready for next phase of development

Duncan's newly renovated wrestling center is ready to enter the next phase of development.

  Stephens Co. court clerk retires

Dana Blevins has been the court clerk for the past four years, but has worked in the court clerk's office now for 40 years.

  Stuffed dolls given to memory ward patients at Lawton retirement community

A Lawton couple had a holiday surprise for those living at the Ten Oaks retirement community in Lawton.

  Colorblind Elgin student gifted glasses allowing him to see colors

A colorblind Elgin fifth-grader can now see colors thanks to Elgin Middle School’s Winter Wishes program.

  Trees for Troops donates hundreds of Christmas trees to Fort Sill

The military community still has the chance to take home a free Christmas tree thanks to a program called Trees for Troops.

  Duncan Middle and High School band prepares for Christmas concert

Duncan Middle and High School band classes have a performance Monday evening at the High School Auditorium.

  Salvation Army of Lawton’s Angel Tree distribution

Friday was distribution day for the Salvation Army of Lawton’s Angel Tree.

  Lawton man progresses on reading and writing after massive stroke

We brought you a story earlier this year about a Lawton man learning to read and write again following a massive stroke over three years ago.

  Eisenhower hosts district wide father-daughter dance

"Beak Week" is Eisenhower's philanthropy week, and the funds from the dance go to help the Parker Pointe Girls Home.