Good News

  City of Altus building bike park behind splash pad

A bike park featuring BMX ramps is under construction in Altus.

  USMCA to benefit Oklahoma agricultural producers

  Wildlife Refuge will have potable water in 2021

  Women’s Ranch Rodeo happening in Waurika Saturday morning

  MAKENZIE’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Mountain Biking in Medicine Park

  Altus tourism grants aim to bring more events to town

  Good News: July 3rd

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  Largest WWI Mobile Museum travels across America but calls Marlow home

  Seven SWOK school districts receive thousands of dollars in Initiative Grants

  Apache native snags world record paddlefish

  Hearts That Care announces new dental clinic

Lawton firefighter and family compete on Disney’s Fam Jam

  Okla. grant program for small businesses set to begin taking applications

  Good News: June 26

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

Lawton churches make adjustments after summer mission trip cancelled

After having to cancel their mission trip to Memphis this summer due to the Coronavirus, First Baptist East in Lawton decided to bless people right here in our community.

  Altus nursing homes gifted Facebook portals to help residents meet face-to-face with loved ones

Altus nursing home residents have some new technology that makes it easier for them to have face-to-face conversations with their loved ones.

Medicine Park Aquarium’s Turtle Town reopens

Medicine Park Aquarium & Natural Sciences Center’s Turtle Town is back up and running after a fire destroyed the exhibit last November.

  Former Miss Rhode Island completes leadership training on Fort Sill, encourages women to enlist

Grand opening held for Pxtra on Fort Sill

  Altus ag department using hydroponic grow towers to teach students, grow lettuce for cafeteria

  Cotton Co. farmer appointed to EPA committee excited to fight for rural communities

  Good News: June 19

  Woman thanks first responders after being rescued from under bank vault

  Medwatch: Lawton girl donates chore money to hospital

A little girl in Lawton recently donated money she got from doing chores and getting donations to Comanche County Memorial Hospital's Nursing Education Research Scholarship Endowment (NERSE) fund.

  Company brings 75 new jobs to Lawton

Sitel Group and Intuit has launched a Lawton Prosperity Hub that will bring a number of jobs to the area.

  Good News: June 12

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

  Carnival brings fun to Downtown Duncan

Main Street Duncan is back open and hosting a Carnival for its first event since the Coronavirus pandemic hit Southwest Oklahoma.

  City of Duncan opens first dog park

Great news for those with four-legged friends in Duncan, the city’s first dog park officially opened Thursday.

  Local Aquarium opened their doors to Southwest Oklahoma three years ago

The Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Science Center is celebrating their three-year anniversary.

  Boys & Girls Club summer camp kicks off next week

The Lawton Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club summer camp was delayed because of the pandemic but it will officially kick off Monday with some new safety guidelines.

  Good News: June 5

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

  Altus OHP trooper saves woman’s life after wreck

The quick actions of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper out of Altus were instrumental in saving a woman’s life.

  Velma business bringing jobs to SWOK by selling homemade alpaca fur items

A group of Alpaca farmers in Velma wants to bring production of clothes made from the animals back to America and, more specifically, to southwest Oklahoma.

  MAKENZIE’S OUTDOOR ADVENTURES: Kayaking at LETRA

Kayaking is one of the many activities that Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area has to offer. 7 News Anchor Makenzie Burk was invited to go on their monthly Sunrise Kayak tour.

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

A surprise anniversary parade was held today for a Lawton couple who has been married 60 years but has spent the last 10 weeks of that in quarantine.

  Good News: May 29

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

  SWOK man building amphitheater near wildlife refuge to honor late mother

A southwest Oklahoma man is building an outdoor amphitheater on 150 acres of land hidden near the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge - and it’s all in the name of his late mother.

  Summer feeding programs are back

School districts across Southwest Oklahoma are starting up their summer feeding sites.

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

Friday afternoon, a parade was held in Altus to celebrate the 99th birthday of a longtime community leader.

  Good News: May 22

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

  Lawton Speedway kicks off season this Saturday

Good news for all racing fans in the area, the Lawton Speedway will finally be kicking off its season this Saturday.

  Patriotic hay bales seen throughout Southwest Oklahoma

A farmer in southwest Oklahoma is putting his patriotism on full display with his red, white and blue hay bales. It's the wrap that he's selling, and it has become pretty popular around Texoma.

  Lawton Fire Dept. holds blood drive for fellow firefighter

Lawton Firefighters go above and beyond for our community, saving lives. And now they're asking you to do the same for one of their own, by giving blood.

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

Friday, 131 Stephens County businesses received checks of up to $5,000 to help them keep their doors open during the coronavirus pandemic.

  Good News: May 15

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

  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

Southwestern Medical Center is taking the opportunity to celebrate its nurses even amid a pandemic.

  Teachers celebrate appreciation week during unique year

It is Teacher Appreciation Week and our educators certainly have a lot on their plates this year thanks to the coronavirus.

  Blessing box set up outside Sterling Police Department

Blessing boxes have been popping up across southwest Oklahoma and the newest one is now set up in Sterling right outside the police department.

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

Calling all Stephens County businesses - the Duncan Area Economic Development Foundation is offering grants of up to $5,000 as part of a business re-start program.

  Altus AFB preparing for Friday flyovers

Friday morning make sure to head outside and look to the skies to witness an Air Force flyover.

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

Main Street Altus has been named a semifinalist in a contest to determine the best main street in America. If they win, they’ll receive a variety of prizes including $25,000.

  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.