Good News

  Good News: June 5

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

  MAKENZIE’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Kayaking at LETRA

  Surprise 60th anniversary parade held for Lawton couple quarantining for last 75 days

  Good News: May 29

  SWOK man building amphitheater near wildlife refuge to honor late mother

  Summer feeding programs are back

  Altus celebrates oldest living OHP trooper’s 99th birthday with parade

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  Good News: May 22

  Lawton Speedway kicks off season this Saturday

  Patriotic hay bales seen throughout Southwest Oklahoma

  Lawton Fire Dept. holds blood drive for fellow firefighter

  Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation gives grant money to 131 Stephens Co. businesses

  Good News: May 15

  Reservoir renovations, lower electric rates among several Altus MAPS II proposals

Renovations to the Altus Reservoir, lower electric rates and several upgrades to Altus Public Schools could be on the way if Altus voters approve a Make Altus Progressive, or MAPS, program later this year.

  Altus residents hand-make tassels for 2020 graduates

A group of Altus residents is creating hundreds of hand-made tassels to ensure the class of 2020 has a special graduation.

  Frederick High School art program named finalist in $50k Vans art contest

The Frederick High School Art Department is one of just 25 finalists in a nationwide contest that could win them $50,000.

  Good News: May 8

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

  SWMC recognizes nurses during pandemic

  Teachers celebrate appreciation week during unique year

  Blessing box set up outside Sterling Police Department

  Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation offering $5K grants to Stephens County businesses

  Altus AFB preparing for Friday flyovers

  Altus named finalist for “America’s Main Street” contest

  Faxon woman participates in Front Porch Project

Photographers across the country are taking part in the Front Porch Project. This documents the lives of families during the Coronavirus Pandemic through portraits.

  Good News: April 24

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

  Lawton woman uses Facebook to teach line dances virtually

A Lawton woman is staying active and healthy amid the Coronavirus Pandemic by dancing, and she’s encouraging others to do the same.

  Families see loved ones during parade at local nursing home

Families haven’t been able to hug their loved ones living at McMahon Tomlinson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for weeks, which is hard for those living at the center and the families.

  Virtual Graduation in place for Lawton seniors

Lawton Public Schools is working to make sure its graduating seniors will still be honored amid the pandemic.

  Home Zone Furniture helps local food service industry

Home Zone Furniture wants to help support the local food service industry with their "Food for Furniture" campaign.

  Temple community showing support to high school seniors during pandemic

The Temple community is coming together to support their high school seniors who are finishing out the year from home and missing out on so many last moments.

  ZMC Hotels prioritize front line workers

The pandemic has changed the hotel, travel, and tourism industry drastically over the past several weeks.

  Lawton residents baking homemade bread for those in need

A group of people in Lawton is doing their part to make sure everyone who needs bread can get some.

  Non-profit organization hosts Where is the Love Project

A non-profit organization in Lawton is helping spread positivity by putting together different projects and contests that the whole family can take part in from while practicing social distancing.

  Lawton non profit providing clothes for the community

The Red Cord, an organization known for fighting human trafficking, is expanding their focus to include giving clothes to people in need.

  Local business and non profit feeding the community

Lawton’s Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry has teamed up with a local business to provide meals for those who are in need of food during this pandemic.

  A box has impacted a local community in a good way

A Blessing Box in Marlow has become a safe for place for the community to donate to people in need during the pandemic.

  Churches provide hot meals for those in need six days a week

M28 Ministries, in conjunction with many churches and organizations, is providing hot meals on a weekly basis for the community.

  Walters man working to feed those in need during pandemic

Despite being closed due to the coronavirus, a Walters business owner is using his store to make sandwiches and snacks for those in need.

  Center for Creative Living continues to feed seniors daily

The Center for Creative Living may be closed, however they are continuing to help seniors from a distance, something they say is important especially during times like this.

  Non-profit organization makes hand soap and face masks for healthcare workers

A non-profit organization is lending a helping hand amid the coronavirus by making face masks and hand soap for medical personnel.

  Lawton family gets creative for social distancing birthday celebration

Because most people are stuck at home, one Lawton family had to come up with a special way to celebrate their son’s eighth birthday Tuesday.

  DUNCAN SCHOOL BOND: Safe rooms

Duncan residents are just a few short weeks away from heading to the polls to vote on a $27.775 million school bond.

  Local dealership wins Dealer of the Year award

Billingsley Hyundai has been awarded the 2020 DealerRater Dealer of the Year award.

  Good News: March 13

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

  Duncan Nature Park Trail halfway complete

Crews in Duncan are continuing to make progress on the Heritage Trails Project.The plan is to construct a three-mile walking trail around Duncan Regional Hospital, the Simmons Center, and the Heritage Center.

  Altus freshmen learn budgeting, responsibility at ‘Reality Check’ event

How much things like insurance, transportation and groceries truly cost was at the center of a ‘Reality Check’ for Altus High School freshman Wednesday.

  Students learn self defense at Cameron University

Students at Cameron University learned about self defense at their CU Be Safe event today.

  25,000 bottles of water donated to City of Lawton

Dreadnought Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu in Lawton has donated over 25,000 bottles of water to several city departments.

  Great Plains Technology Center Foundation celebrates 40th anniversary

The Great Plains Technology Center Foundation celebrated its 40th anniversary Tuesday.

  Duncan students raise over $20,000 for HALO week

Duncan High School students showed off just how much money they were able to raise for two good causes through HALO week.

  LPD detective promoted to lieutenant

It was a special day for Troy Durham, as he was promoted from Detective to Lieutenant.

  Good News: March 6

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

  Central Middle School students make blankets for kids in foster care

A group of local kids gathered Thursday to make blankets for children in foster care.

  Chisholm Trail Heritage Center holding public reception in honor of Youth Art Month

The Chisholm Trail Heritage Center in Duncan is hosting their annual Youth Art Month which spotlights area high school artists and allows them to display their art work.

  Marlow uses REAP grant to repair cemetery roads

The Marlow Cemetery will be getting some much needed road repairs this summer, thanks to a $45,000 grant awarded to the city.

  Frederick robotics team competing for world championship

Despite being one of the smallest schools in the state with a team, the Frederick robotics team will soon be competing for a world championship.

  Lawton Public Library sponsors Health Bingo Challenge

The Lawton Public Library is sponsoring a Health Bingo Challenge and it starts Sunday.

  Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce discusses upcoming events in March

It's officially March and Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce has many events planned this month. The events are open to the public and everyone is encouraged to come out.

  Students take part in Comanche County livestock auction

A special livestock auction gave youngsters from all across southwest Oklahoma a chance to show their skills and earn some money!

  Awards presented during State of the Arts Luncheon

KSWO won one of six different awards at a luncheon Friday put on by the Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce.

  Special needs students visit Lawton City Hall

A group of students with special needs got to tour Lawton City Hall Friday.

  Veteran group donates art supplies to Learning Tree Academy

A group in Lawton donated art supplies to the Learning Tree Academy Friday.

Medicine Park Aquarium & Natural Sciences set to open river otter exhibit

The McCasland Foundation sponsored the River Otter Habitat Exhibit, which will have its official ribbon cutting ceremony Friday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m.

  Child finds relief from tourette’s using medical marijuana

A Lawton couple has finally found some relief for their child who suffers from tourettes syndrome....using medical marijuana.

  100 Mile Challenge encourages healthy habits

The Lawton Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce is challenging people to get more active to help build a healthier community.

  Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce asking people to take ‘Leap of Kindness’

The Lawton-Fort Sill Chamber of Commerce wants people to take a "Leap of Kindness" for this year's Leap Day.

  Inmates train shelter dogs in new Lawton prison program

A new program at the Lawton Correctional and Rehabilitation Facility is helping shelter dogs by allowing inmates to give them 24/7 care while training them.

  Lawton IHOP raises money for Shriner’s Children’s Hospital

To celebrate National Pancake Day and give back at the same time, the IHOP in Lawton is raising money for the Shriner's Children's Hospital.

  Duncan students raising money for good causes during ‘HALO week’

Duncan High School's HALO week is underway, with students and the community raising money for good causes.

  Eisenhower High School kicks off BEAK week

Eisenhower High School held an assembly Monday as part of their Beak week and Mr. EHS pageant.

  Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry creating cookbook

In an attempt to connect the community through food, Hungry Hearts Feeding Ministry is looking for people to get involved with their cookbook.

  Cameron Men’s Basketball team from 1980 celebrate reunion

If you were in Lawton in 1980, you likely remember Cameron Men's Basketball team taking home a national championship!

  Annual Polar Plunge raises money for Special Olympics Oklahoma

Saturday, 78 brave individuals participated in the annual Polar Plunge at the Lawton Country Club.

  Cameron inducts new members of Athletic Hall of Fame

Cameron University welcomed a new class of athletes to its Athletic Hall of Fame, Friday night.

  Students at Gateway Success Center donate to Lawton Animal Welfare

Students at the Gateway Success Center celebrated Ralphie the Labrador's birthday by donating to the Lawton Animal Welfare.

  Cameron donates equipment to MacArthur

Cameron University's Sports and Exercise Science department has donated some new equipment to MacArthur High School.

  Good News: February 21

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

Duncan teachers discuss issues with state lawmakers

Three Stephens County legislators met with teachers and staff at Duncan Middle School Friday morning.

  Museum of the Great Plains opens movie room

The Museum of the Great Plains recently turned one of their auditoriums into a movie room. They’re featuring their first full length documentary there right now.

  Actor Kirk Cameron brings ‘Living Room Reset’ tour to Lawton

TV and movie actor Kirk Cameron was in Lawton Thursday night to talk about how the Bible can better life at home.

  Great Plains Republican Women donate supplies to local organizations

Thursday, the Great Plains Republican Women made a generous donation of supplies to the Pregnancy Resource Center and the Lawton VA center.