Kathy Liticker, right, directs students as they rehearse for the upcoming LaSill Optimist Youth Orchestra show at Lawton High School. From left are Michael Recklein, Alondra Vargas, Victoria Zapata, Mike Lewis, Jason Lovato, Brandy Johnson and Clara Cisco.
More than 40 student musicians will present a combined youth orchestra performance for the Lawton-Fort Sill community at 7 p.m. Monday at the Lawton City Hall Auditorium, 212 SW 9th.
Dancers from the Lawton-Fort Sill community rehearse for their upcoming appearance in the Moscow Ballet’s, “Great Russian Nutcracker,” at the Lawton Ballet Theatre studio. Pictured, from left, back row: Neah Tavia, Amaya Price, Hannah Livingston, Jaelynn Brock; front row: Kelsey McIsaac, Paige Williams, Kylee Puccino, Sara Durbin, Abigail Sadler and Kami Brannam.
A local ballet studio is doubling up on bringing Christmas cheer to Lawtonians by having a hand in two separate presentations of "The Nutcracker"  the first of which will premiere next weekend at McMahon Memorial Auditorium.
Barbara Kouri, left, and Vickie Harris, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary members, separate and organize Angel Tree submissions at the Salvation Army Citadel on Monday.
Members of the Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary are hard at work sorting through paperwork, paper angels and weekly schedules to ensure a successful 2014 Angel Tree project, which is slated to kickoff at 10 a.m. Friday at Central Mall, 200 SW C.
From left, Denise Floyd, president and CEO of Fort Sill Federal Credit Union, holds a Dinges Award presented to FSFCU and its Lawton Fort Sill Co-op partner, 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery; Bob Cox of the Lawton Goodyear plant holds his Hassen Cara Award; Marine Corps Lt. Col. Rick Royse accepts another Hassen Cara Award on behalf of Marine Corps Capt. Ryan C. Anness, and Lt. Col. Chris Matthews accepts a Dinges Award for 3rd Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery, and its Co-op partner, Arvest Bank.
This year's recipients of the Dinges Award are the Lawton Fort Sill Co-op partnerships of Fort Sill Federal Credit Union and 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery (FA), and also 3rd Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery (ADA), and Arvest Bank, Alfred Fraser, chairman of the Co-op executive committee, announced at a reception here Friday.
Matt Lewin, Salvation Army employee, transfers food to empty shelves inside the Salvation Army’s food pantry. The nonprofit is asking for additional food donations to make its annual Thanksgiving meal possible.
The Salvation Army is hoping to gain some momentum  and fast.
Santa’s lighted reindeer are among the many displays primed to come alive for the first time today at Wayne Stiokoff’s musical Christmas display.
Wayne Stiokoff's Christmas display is primed for a new year.
Kathy Liticker, right, directs students as they rehearse for the upcoming LaSill Optimist Youth Orchestra show at Lawton High School. From left are Michael Recklein, Alondra Vargas, Victoria Zapata, Mike Lewis, Jason Lovato, Brandy Johnson and Clara Cisco.
Dancers from the Lawton-Fort Sill community rehearse for their upcoming appearance in the Moscow Ballet’s, “Great Russian Nutcracker,” at the Lawton Ballet Theatre studio. Pictured, from left, back row: Neah Tavia, Amaya Price, Hannah Livingston, Jaelynn Brock; front row: Kelsey McIsaac, Paige Williams, Kylee Puccino, Sara Durbin, Abigail Sadler and Kami Brannam.
Barbara Kouri, left, and Vickie Harris, Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary members, separate and organize Angel Tree submissions at the Salvation Army Citadel on Monday.
From left, Denise Floyd, president and CEO of Fort Sill Federal Credit Union, holds a Dinges Award presented to FSFCU and its Lawton Fort Sill Co-op partner, 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery; Bob Cox of the Lawton Goodyear plant holds his Hassen Cara Award; Marine Corps Lt. Col. Rick Royse accepts another Hassen Cara Award on behalf of Marine Corps Capt. Ryan C. Anness, and Lt. Col. Chris Matthews accepts a Dinges Award for 3rd Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery, and its Co-op partner, Arvest Bank.
Matt Lewin, Salvation Army employee, transfers food to empty shelves inside the Salvation Army’s food pantry. The nonprofit is asking for additional food donations to make its annual Thanksgiving meal possible.
Santa’s lighted reindeer are among the many displays primed to come alive for the first time today at Wayne Stiokoff’s musical Christmas display.

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