Good News

  Medicine Park fishing tournament supports local animal shelter

People from across the state came to Medicine Park Saturday to compete in a trout fishing tournament.

  Outreach Office to benefit many Comanche Nation tribal members

  Anadarko veterans to be recognized on certain holidays

  Lawton’s Bethlehem Baptist Church starts initiative to feed families across Lawton

  Comanche Nation provides free rides to elders getting vaccinated

  Billingsley Ford makes donations to several local animal rescues

  Proposal ideas being taken for old Fire Station in Altus

Continued Coverage

  5th Annual Sigma Nu Year Bull Bash happening this weekend

  New ways to make appointments for COVID-19 vaccine shots

  Lawton man donates car to drivers-ed program

  Students will not be charged for meals until August

  Waiver to benefit people dealing with mental illness or drug abuse

  Tillman County First Responders joining forces

  Wallace family welcomes Grayson, Lawton’s first 2021 baby

Grayson was born at 12:20 a.m. at CCMH

  Vaccination sites speeding up process to get to next phases

The Comache County Health Department is partnering with leaders in the community to set up Coronavirus Vaccination Walk-in Clinics.

  Lawton Municipal Golf Course holds annual Fire and Ice Fundraiser Saturday

The Lawton Municipal Golf Course will be holding its annual Fire and Ice Fundraiser, which is held the first Saturday of the year.

  Pecan Creek Volunteer Fire Department receives generous donation

The Pecan Creek Volunteer Fire Department received a donation that will help their entire community.

  Governor Stitt announces approved relief funding for food banks

  Christmas carols performed for nursing home residents across Lawton

  Duncan church feeds community members

  NU Directions helped brighten the holiday season for Lawton kids

  CARES ACT funding continues to roll in for the City of Lawton

  Soldiers making the most of being on Post for the holidays

  Legend Driven Honda in Lawton announces raffle winners

Legend Driven Honda announced the winners for their raffle on Monday. One person won $500, another won $1000, and the grand prize of $25,000 went to Linda Swinford.

  ASYMCA doing what they can to help military families

The Armed Services YMCA showed up to a Fort Sill soldiers home with a van full of Christmas presents.

  Sylvan Learning Center finishes up food drive in Lawton

The Sylvan Learning Center in Lawton has been holding a holiday food drive for the past couple of weeks.

  School officials share thoughts about being pushed up on vaccine list

Educators and school support staff are being moved up to phase two of the state’s distribution plan for the Coronavirus vaccine.

  Hunters drawn for Fort Sill controlled deer and elk hunts

Close to 100 retirees and active soldiers gathered Friday to hopefully hear their number called for the controlled deer and elk hunts happening this weekend on Fort Sill.

  Fort Sill soldiers head home for the holidays

Several hundred soldiers in Advanced Individual Training left Fort Sill Thursday night for airports in Oklahoma City, Dallas, and Lawton.

  Tyo Chiropractic makes holidays a little merrier with toy drive

Tyo Chiropractic rallied their patients to help collect toys for the Lawton Fire Department’s toy drive.

  Kirk’s EMS giving out Christmas gifts

Residents at the Lawton Fort Sill Veterans Center will get a special gift this year from Kirk’s EMS.

  Mental health clinic for veterans, families now offering services in Lawton

A new nonprofit mental health clinic for veterans and their family members is set to open early next year in Lawton but is already taking virtual meetings.

Medicine Park sets up for Christmas parade & carnival

Santa’s elves are busy at work in Medicine Park, preparing for this weekend’s Christmas Carnival and Parade. The festivities start at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, and include mini-golf, mini-tractor rides, corn hole, and another backyard favorite but with a twist.

Lawton Animal Welfare holds “Awaiting Santa” PJ Week

Lawton Animal Welfare is doing their 5th annual “Awaiting Santa” PJ Week.

Lawton First Assembly teams up with Lovesick Ministries to host coat drive for those battling poverty

Lawton First Assembly will be holding a coat drive until Sunday, December 20.

  Local businesses give Chattanooga family Christmas surprise

Two local businesses are making sure a family in Chattanooga has a very Merry Christmas.

Oklahoma Arts Council awards grants to SWOK organizations

The Oklahoma arts and cultural industry got a boost Wednesday. Nearly 170 organizations were given a share of $3 million in CARES Act Funding, including a few in Southwest Oklahoma.

  Kiowa Casino hosted Cash for Toys Drive to help brighten holiday season for those in need

The Kiowa Casino made a large donation to several child advocacy groups on Tuesday.

  Tipton Public Schools gets new STEM/Ag building

After a years worth of construction, Tipton Public Schools officials are proud to announce the completion of the new STEM and Agriculture building.

  Geronimo Volunteer Fire and Police Departments partner for holiday season food drive

The Geronimo Volunteer Fire Department has partnered with the Geronimo Police Department to help make the holidays a little merrier for those in need in their community.

  Elgin band plays Christmas music at Lawton - Fort Sill Veterans Center

The Elgin High School Band stopped by the Lawton Fort Sill Veterans Center today to play some Christmas carols for the veterans.

  House of Bread Ministries needs donations for those in need at Christmas

The House of Bread Ministries will be set up in Lawton’s Central Mall in front of Old Navy until December 18 for their Hope for Christmas and Countrytime Christmas programs.

  Salvation Army distributes Angel Tree gifts

The Salvation Army spent Friday morning distributing the Angel Tree gifts.

  The results are in for the Share Your Christmas donation drive

The 7News team was outside Lawton Walmarts from 8 am to 8 pm Thursday gathering donations for the Lawton Food Bank and Salvation Army.

  VFW Post 5263 host Indian Taco fundraiser for Humane Society of Comanche County

VFW Post 5263 host Indian Taco fundraiser for Humane Society of Comanche County

  Share Your Christmas brings in donations of food, money

On Thursday, men, women, and children of all ages stopped by the two Walmart stores in Lawton to donate to a great cause.

  Comanche Nation Casino holds “#ComancheCares” blood drive

The Comanche Nation Casino is hosting a blood drive today. The Oklahoma Blood Institute will be there in the bloodmobile between 2 and 6 pm.

  Woodland Hills fourth grade classes help bring Christmas to children in need

Woodland Hills’ fourth grade classes are helping out children in the community and giving the Classic Lawton Chevy Toy Drive a boost.

  Alzheimer’s Association holds Purses for a Purpose event, will raffle off Louis Vuitton purse

Alzheimer’s Association holds Purses for a Purpose event

  Medicine Park building new fire station by Lake Lawtonka

The Medicine Park Fire Department is building a second fire station that will drastically cut down on response times.

  Oklahoma Military Connection to host a virtual job fair Dec. 10

Oklahoma Military Connection to host a virtual job fair Dec. 10

  7News team will be hosting the annual Share Your Christmas event

On Thursday, Dec. 10, the 7News team will be hosting the annual Share Your Christmas event.

  McKenzie’s Burger Garage hosts bike and car run to help Lawton Food Bank

McKenzie’s Burger Garage hosts bike and car run to help Lawton Food Bank

  Lawton Salvation Army preparing for Angel Tree distribution

The angels have been picked up, the presents have been bought and now the Lawton Salvation Army is preparing to give gifts to nearly 600 kids.

  Lawton Police Department finishes up 2nd annual No Shave November fundraiser

The Lawton Police Department and local police union teamed up for the 2nd annual no shave November fundraiser.

  Sylvan Learning Center holding holiday food drive

Ahead of Christmas, the Sylvan Learning Center in Lawton is holding a food drive.

  Lawton’s VFW Post 52-63 to host spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit Garrett Shaw

Lawton’s VFW Post 52-63 to host spaghetti dinner fundraiser to benefit Garrett Shaw

  Lawton High getting seniors ready for college

Lawton High School kicked off their college application week for seniors.

  Trees for Troops spread Christmas cheer at Ft. Sill

The Trees for Troops program will be helping military families at Ft. Sill celebrate the Christmas spirit.

  Okla. USO receives donation from Military Order of the Purple Heart

The Military Order of the Purple Heart donated to USO today.

  United Way of Southwest Oklahoma raises over $10K on Giving Tuesday

Tuesday was a great day for the United Way of Southwest Oklahoma.

  Fletcher Christmas Store collecting donations for rural families in need

Each year the Fletcher Christmas Store gives presents to more than 200 kids in rural communities, but they need your help to make it happen.

  NAACP donates makes to local school district

Lawton Public Schools received a large donation of masks today from Lawton’s NAACP Branch.

  Nonprofits collecting donations for Giving Tuesday

December 1 is Giving Tuesday, a day all about helping nonprofits right here in our community.

  Local Agriculture teacher being noticed for exceptional achievements

Another Central High teacher has won a national award, shining light on what has been a uncertain school year for educators.

  Marlow Christmas Parade to travel through neighborhoods, visit nursing homes Saturday

The annual Marlow Christmas Parade was canceled this year because of the pandemic but, a few people decided the show must go on.

  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 business collecting book donations for families in need

A Lawton business is holding its annual book drive to benefit families in need right here in our community.

  LPS, Duncan Community Development give away food Monday

It was a big day for giving across southwest Oklahoma as food giveaways happened in both Lawton and Duncan.

  Lawton Renegades host a Paint and Pizza fundraiser

Lawton Renegades is holding a Paint and Pizza fundraiser for Elite Basketball Saturday at 2113 SW Monroe Ave.

  House of Bread Ministry holds free Thanksgiving dinner

House of Bread Ministry is holding a free Thanksgiving dinner Saturday at the Geronimo Nutrition Center.

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

Today the kids with Gabriel’s House came together to show their support for the health care workers in Duncan.

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

The Fort sill Apache tribe gave back to the community Thursday by donating $2,500 to the United Way of Southwest Oklahoma for all their efforts in the community since the pandemic began.

  Lawton FFA helps families in need during Thanksgiving

Thursday local FFA students from all the Lawton High Schools delivered Thanksgiving baskets for LPS families in need.

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

The JROTC programs in Lawton donated to the Armed Serves YMCA today to help Soldiers and their families through the Thanksgiving and Christmas season.

  Lawton Goodwill runs annual coat drive

Happening Thursday and Friday, Goodwill will be doing its annual coat drive.

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

Students at Marlow Elementary School are making a difference by donating nearly 8,000 canned food items and more than $2,300 to a community organization.

  Youth engineering contest held in Duncan Tuesday

Tuesday, students from across southwest Oklahoma competed in a Youth Engineering Contest.

  Lawton church holds giveaway for those in need

Central Baptist Church in downtown Lawton is helping the community by giving away clothes and Christmas gifts.

  Several area cheer squads heading to state competition

Several area high school cheerleading teams are heading to their state competitions Saturday, including Lawton MacArthur.

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

Lawton Community Theatre is producing an all time Christmas classic-- the radio show of “It’s a Wonderful Life.”