Steve Strickland fires his pistol during target shooting as part of the opening day of the Beaver Creek Free Trappers Rendezvous Friday.
Like the mountain men of old, Beaver Creek Free Trappers Rendezvous participants had to think on their feet to avoid the perils of Mother Nature Friday. "I came out this morning and it was raining sheets and sheets out here," said longtime rendezvouser Steve Strickland. "We were trying not to float away."
Lawton Basic Police Academy cadets for the Class of 2014 take part in a longstanding tradition Friday morning as each rings the bell in front of the police station on graduation day. Cadet — now police officer — Clarissa Haynes is shown ringing the bell. Officers ring the bell again on the day they retire from the department. The cadets graduated Friday afternoon in a ceremony at City Hall.
Service, sacrifice, family and community were the themes of the day as a dozen cadets crossed the stage to become Lawton police officers Friday afternoon at city hall.
Former Comanche County District Court Judge Allen McCall was escorted to Oklahoma City by former Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Morales every day for Terry Nichols’ 2003 preliminary hearing in Oklahoma County. Both men will be attending memorial events during the 20th Anniversary Sunday and Monday.
When criminal convictions or sentences are caught up in endless appeals, victims' families are often left in an emotional limbo. Astoundingly, both Timothy McVeigh's death sentence and Terry Nichols' life without parole sentences were swiftly carried out and finalized within a decade of one of the most heinous crimes in history. 
A couple of fans seek shelter under a pair of umbrellas Friday night at the MacArthur soccer game at Cameron Stadium.
Moderate to heavy rains showered much of Southwest Oklahoma Friday starting during the early morning hours and continuing through much of the day in some locations. Many locations received more than an inch of rain with some reports of 2 inches and higher.
MacArthur’s Ryan Voeller (6) battles for possession against Deer Creek while Luis Ramirez (2, right) and Lemuel Galdones (15, background) trail the play Friday at Cameron Stadium. MacArthur fell, 2-0, to the Antlers in the District 5A-2 match.
On a night in which storms were in the forecast, it was another kind of storm that would keep the MacArthur boys soccer team from victory. Stormy Arledge volleyed a deflection to the back of the net to give Deer Creek a 1-0 lead it would never lose with 28:55 left in a district showdown Friday night at Cameron Stadium.
From left, Susan West, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary president, and Lusica Hankins, past president, sort through clothing for women who will be modeling in the organization’s 2015 Spring Fashion Show.
Several nonprofits from the Lawton-Fort Sill community will collaborate to present the 21st Annual Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Spring Fashion Show on April 30 at the Great Plains Technology Center.
Steve Strickland fires his pistol during target shooting as part of the opening day of the Beaver Creek Free Trappers Rendezvous Friday.
Lawton Basic Police Academy cadets for the Class of 2014 take part in a longstanding tradition Friday morning as each rings the bell in front of the police station on graduation day. Cadet — now police officer — Clarissa Haynes is shown ringing the bell. Officers ring the bell again on the day they retire from the department. The cadets graduated Friday afternoon in a ceremony at City Hall.
Former Comanche County District Court Judge Allen McCall was escorted to Oklahoma City by former Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Morales every day for Terry Nichols’ 2003 preliminary hearing in Oklahoma County. Both men will be attending memorial events during the 20th Anniversary Sunday and Monday.
A couple of fans seek shelter under a pair of umbrellas Friday night at the MacArthur soccer game at Cameron Stadium.
MacArthur’s Ryan Voeller (6) battles for possession against Deer Creek while Luis Ramirez (2, right) and Lemuel Galdones (15, background) trail the play Friday at Cameron Stadium. MacArthur fell, 2-0, to the Antlers in the District 5A-2 match.
From left, Susan West, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary president, and Lusica Hankins, past president, sort through clothing for women who will be modeling in the organization’s 2015 Spring Fashion Show.

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