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  Ft. Sill leadership serves Thanksgiving meal to basic trainees

An Army tradition was in full effect at Fort Sill Thursday as leadership served the lower enlisted soldiers a Thanksgiving meal.

  Lawton Renegades host a Paint and Pizza fundraiser

  House of Bread Ministry holds free Thanksgiving dinner

  Gabriel’s House shows appreciation for health care workers at Duncan Regional Hospital

  Fort Sill Apache Tribe makes generous donation to the United Way of Southwest Okla.

  Lawton FFA helps families in need during Thanksgiving

  Lawton JROTC programs help soldiers and families in need during holiday season

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  Lawton Goodwill runs annual coat drive

  Marlow Elementary collects nearly 8,000 food items, $2,300 for Marlow Samaritans

  Youth engineering contest held in Duncan Tuesday

  Lawton church holds giveaway for those in need

  Several area cheer squads heading to state competition

  LCT presents the radio show of “It’s a Wonderful Life”

  Kiowa Tribe celebrates grand opening of center in Lawton

Kiowa Tribe members around Lawton now have access to more services closer to home.

  4th Annual Holy Cross Mission Market this weekend

The 4th Annual Holy Cross Mission Market is Saturday from 9am to 4pm. There's something for everyone—from vendors, concessions and giveaways to a pet adoption event and blood drive. So head out—have fun and help out some great causes right here in our community.

  Lawton Public Schools continues Veteran day parades

Fort Sill Soldiers and Veterans were honored with a parade at Lawton’s Almore West Elementary School.

  Lawton man brings film festival to hometown

The first inaugural Southwest 48 Film Festival is a chance for new and seasoned film makers to come together and showcase their skills through a creative outlet.

  Chattanooga FFA students build new pig farm, hope to help future students

Lawton Salvation Army in need of bell ringers

  Freedom Elementary students hold Veterans Day parade

  LPS first health clinic is now up and running

  Lawton church offering rides to voters in their area

  Assistance available for voters with disabilities

  Chattanooga FFA student wins national award

Chattanooga FFA has a national champion. Ethan Ellis won a proficiency award for Outdoor Recreation Entrepreneurship.

  Lawton teen excited to compete for Miss Teen USA

Oklahoma will be represented by a Lawton teen at the Miss Teen USA pageant next week in Tennessee.

  Hundreds wait hours for Comanche County early voting

Thursday was the first day of early voting across Oklahoma and in Comanche County, hundreds waited outside the courthouse to cast their vote.

  Apache residents clean debris off 104-year-old woman’s home

Trees are down across southwest Oklahoma, causing damage to homes and vehicles.

  United Way Spotlight: The Hearts that Care Clinic

Medical services aren't cheap, we are all well aware of it. But Lawton's Heart that Care Clinic helps to alleviate the pressure for qualifying patients.

  Presidential candidates took time to speak with local middle school

Independent presidential candidate Jade Simmons and Vice Presidential candidate Claudeliah Roze spoke with a group of Elgin Middle School students.

  Oklahoma state leader makes a visit to Fort Sill

Fort Sill welcomed Governor Kevin Stitt to post.

  Construction underway at Lawton’s Ron Stephens Stadium

The south wall at Ron Stephens Stadium that has been broken down for years is currently being replaced.

  A Day in the Life: Pride of Fort Sill

The 77th Army Band, or The Pride of Fort Sill originated in 1907, and are still marching strong today.

  Simmons Center Fall Fest coming up in Duncan

The Simmons Center in Duncan has a Fall Fest coming up later this month.

  Salvation Army Angel Tree signups now underway

Signups for the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program officially kicked off Monday.

  Police officer’s free MMA program for underprivileged kids gets $10K donation

Friday, a Comanche Police Officer giving underprivileged children free mixed martial arts classes received a $10,000 donation to help further his cause.

  Local FFA program helping hurricane victims

Central High FFA is working to gather relief supplies for Louisiana FFA programs that have been impacted by Hurricane Delta.

  MAKENZIE’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Purple Heart Hunt

Over the last few years, a group of southwest Oklahoma hunters decided to give back to the military community with a guided hunt awarded to a purple heart recipient.

  Three Cameron University student programs receive federal grant funds

More than $1 million of federal funding is going to three Cameron University programs that help underserved students in our community.

  CEMENT TREASURE: The search for Jesse James’s rumored hidden loot

Buried treasure - For decades, those two words have led countless people to the small town of Cement in hopes of creating history.

  Rescheduled Holy City Easter Pageant happening Saturday

More than six months after it was originally scheduled to take place, the annual Prince of Peace Easter Pageant is happening this weekend at the Holy City of the Wichitas.

  Velma family wins new HVAC unit

A Duncan business is making sure a family in need has clean air to breathe.

  United Way spotlight: Family Promise of Lawton

Homelessness is sadly an occurrence across the state, including here in southwest Oklahoma.

  Fall Festival & Car Show happening Saturday in Hollis

A full day of fun, food and cars is set to take place Saturday at the Harmon County Fall Festival and Car Show.

Medicine Park prepping for annual Art Walk & Flute Festival

The annual Art Walk and Flute Festival is set to take place this weekend in downtown Medicine Park.

Cache Masonic Lodge hosting rib sale fundraiser this weekend

Smoked ribs will be on the menu this weekend as Cache Masonic Lodge 391 raises money for a community member battling an illness.

  Lawton Public Schools keeping up with virtual families

Lawton Public Schools is working to stay connected with virtual families.

  Frederick Elementary only SWOK school named National Blue Ribbon School

Six schools across Oklahoma have been named winners of the National Blue Ribbon Award, including one school in our area - Frederick Elementary.

  A Day in the Life: Air Defense Artillery

When it comes to aerial attacks, the Air Defense Artillery Regiment is there to protect millions.

  Several drive-through flu clinics happening across SWOK this month

Thursday, a free drive-through flu shot clinic was set up at Lawton’s First Baptist Church East.

  Cement residents hosting monthly opry, hope it will help revitalize town

Citizens of the town of Cement are holding their first-ever opry this weekend and they hope it will help spark a change in their small town.

Duncan woman celebrates 100th birthday

The Duncan community came together on Wednesday night to celebrate a woman’s 100th birthday.

  City of Altus seeking public input on common flooding areas

The City of Altus is trying to identify every area of town that has drainage problems and they need your help to do it.

Mission on Wheels holds clothing giveaway for Altus residents in need

An Altus organization called Mission on Wheels was giving away free clothes to anyone in need on Wednesday.

  Duncan Toy Shop holding rummage sale this week

A Duncan non-profit that works year-round to give kids in need Christmas presents is having one of their biggest fundraisers of the year later this week.

Fundraiser Golf Tournament to help local ROTC programs

The Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 751 is getting ready for their annual Golf Tournament.

United Way Spotlight: The Boys and Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club serves the needs of local children and that's quite apparent when you step through their doors.

  A Day in the Life: Field Artillery

Whether you’re from Lawton, or just visiting the area, chances are you’ve heard the booming sounds of Fort Sill’s Field Artillery.

  Census and voter registration awareness event

As the deadline is approaching for voter registration and the census, residents will have another chance to do so.

  Annual Red River Ranch Rodeo happening in Duncan this weekend

The Red River Ranch Rodeo is set to happen this weekend in Duncan.

Two Fort Sill basic trainees get promotion after saving a life

Two Fort Sill trainees were promoted after saving a fellow trainee’s life.

  Red River Pumpkin Patch hosting trade show Saturday

A trade show is set to take place this weekend at a pumpkin patch in Tillman County.

  Lawton Improv Theater to present Red River Comedy Show

The Red River Comedy Show, put on by the Lawton Improv Theater, will feature stand-up comics, improvisers and other comedians during a two-day weekend event.

  United Way spotlight: The Lawton Food Bank

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues, KSWO is partnering with the United Way of Southwest Oklahoma in an effort to help the community. Here's how the Lawton Food Bank benefits from UW funds.

  A Day in the Life: Mascot Handlers

You’ve probably seen them around at different events. Big Deuce the donkey, and Shortround the goat are the mascots for Fort Sill.

  Altus Parks & Rec Department starts esports league

Calling all video gamers - the Altus Parks and Recreation Department is starting an esports league unlike anything else in the state.

  Pop-up pumpkin patch happening in Duncan this weekend

A pop-up pumpkin patch is set up this weekend at the Stephens County Fairgrounds.

  Church in Cache planning fellowship and fundraiser event

New Life Assembly of God in Cache is planning a “Fellowship in the Park” event this weekend.

  Local church holds law enforcement appreciation cookout

You’re invited to a cookout hosted by Bethlehem Baptist Church and the Lawton Police Department, to show appreciation to our local law enforcement.

  Local coffee shop owner helping pregnancy resource center that helped his family

Viridian Coffee is holding a week long fundraiser for a in the Charis Center in Duncan.

  Local car dealership helps nonprofits with new car raffle

A local car dealership is trying to get you behind the wheel of a new car. Legend Driven is helping nonprofits by selling raffle tickets to win a new vehicle.

  “Open Streets Hits the Streets” kicks off

The Lawton Fort Sill Open Streets Committee and its partnering agencies will host the “Open Streets Hits the Streets” initiative in lieu of the traditional Fall 2020 Open Streets this year.

  RECIPES NEEDED: LPS Foundation community cookbook raising money for teachers

The Lawton Public School Foundation wants your help in creating a community cookbook to raise money for education.

  Lawton Salvation Army kicks of Rescue Christmas campaign

Christmas is just a few months away and the Lawton Salvation Army is already getting ready to help the community during the holiday season.

Lawton Fire Department trains with new cardiac monitors

Monday, the Lawton Fire Department went through training that allowed them to simulate different scenarios they might run into in the field.

  Altus residents to host fishing derby

The free Altus Fishing Derby is happening Saturday. One of the organizers spoke to 7 news about what people can expect at the event.

  United Way of SWOK kicks off virtual fundraising campaign

The United Way of Southwest Oklahoma has officially started their fundraising campaign.

  REAL ID now available at Comanche County Tag Agency

You are now able to get a Real ID-compliant driver’s license in Lawton.

  Jesse James Festival happening Saturday in downtown Cement

The Third Annual Jesse James Festival and Car Show is happening this Saturday in downtown Cement.

  Military Welcome Center re-opens at Lawton - Fort Sill Regional Airport

After months of being closed, the Military Welcome Center at the Lawton - Fort Sill Regional Airport officially opened back up Tuesday.

  Nonprofit works to expand blessing boxes across Oklahoma

A pair of Stephens County natives is working to help increase the number of blessing boxes in communities across the state.

  Lawton disabled veteran riding 2,164 miles to help other veterans in need

A Lawton disabled vet from is doing his own Tour de France right here in southwest Oklahoma to raise awareness and money for other veterans and their families.