Vaccines granted Emergency Use Authorization by the FDA, as is the case with the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines, are considered experimental. Administrators of emergency use vaccines are required by law to inform vaccine recipients of the potential risks.

Cameron Campus Ministry (CCM), an ecumenical faith-based organization of cooperating area churches, has for 53 years focused on providing safe and secure programming and social witness opportunities for all Cameron University students, faculty, staff, and volunteers. CCM’s goal has always be…

Our Mayor and Council have lost their way. The reason for a city government is to provide the basic services required by the citizens. These are potable water and its disposal, police and fire protection, disposal of refuse generated, some building codes to ensure sound structures and that n…

On Tuesday, the citizens of Lawton Fort Sill have an opportunity to continue and increase funding to promote our local tourism and hospitality industries. Since 1986 the citizens have approved an occupancy tax to be used to promote tourism, economic development, and community enhancement. Ci…

A once a week trash pick up would probably be more than enough if it was combined with a recycle program that picked up paper, cardboard, plastic and aluminum. Maybe some of the 400,000.00 dollar savings could be used to help residents offset some of their cost of a viable program. I can't i…

Well, no doubt our beloved country is in some serious trouble. But frankly we really should not be surprised given that America has faced huge challenges throughout the entire history of our democratic republic, including a terrible Civil War in which we slaughtered each other to the extent …

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Oklahoma City - The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has locked down all facilities after more than 20 inmates were assaulted at three male prisons Friday afternoon.

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LAWTON, OK — A convenience store near the 2200 block of Southwest 11th was robbed at gunpoint, Thursday.

Comanche County Republicans will combine their regular monthly meeting with a watch party beginning at 6 p.m. today at the Republican campaign office, 1907 W. Gore.

Korean War and Defense Veterans Chapter 219 will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Armed Forces YMCA, 900 Cache Road, inside the chapel.

The Free Gospel Church of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, 1201 SW 27th, will host a “Food and Clothes Giveaway,” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 at the church.

The Vietnam Veterans Chapter 751 will hold its first business meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday at Bingo Country, 1826 NW 52nd. The meeting is open to VVA and AVVA members.

The House of Bread Ministry will host a church yard sale from noon to 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot of Arvest Bank, 4330 Cache Road.

House of Bread Ministry is looking for donations for the Homeless and Shut-In Ministry. For information, call 580-280-9920 or 580-647-0054. All donations will go toward groceries and hot meals. 

Anita Johnson, District No. 5 Legislator of the Kiowa Tribe, is asking for constituents within the legislative district area who have not received the COVID-19 Emergency Assistance disbursement for Kiowa Tribal members over the age of 18 who reside in the district area, to contact her, 405-3…

Greer Addition Neighborhood Watch will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at 1101 NW 31st, hosted by Don and Judy Nelson.

The Great Plains Republican Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Prairie Room at the Comanche County Fairgrounds, 920 S. Sheridan.

LAWTON, OK — A Shoshone Reunion meeting will be Tuesday at the Comanche Nation Elder Center.

FORT COBB, OK — The Kiowa Legislature will have a public hearing from 2 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Caddo/Kiowa Tech Center in Fort Cobb. 

The Comanche Little Ponies will have a food sale and bingo at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Dorothy Sunrise Lorentino Education Center, 1608 SW 9th.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Maj. Gen. William A. Spangenthal has been selected to serve as the next deputy commander for Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas.

Predators FC is offering a 4-day soccer camp as well as both traveling and non-traveling teams and statewide soccer tournaments for players born between 2001-2014.

FORT SILL, OK — If you've ever wanted to see and touch American and German weapons from the First World War now's your chance. The U.S. Army Artillery Museum will present "World War II Hands-On" at 2:30 p.m. Feb. 8, 2020.

FORT SILL — After just nine months as commandant of the Air Defense Artillery (ADA) School and chief of the ADA branch, Col. Mark A. Holler is leaving to go to Hawaii — but not before he gets an official Fort Sill farewell.

LAWTON, OK — Tara Brown will explain how to do simple repairs when she presents the February Oklahoma Home and Community Education (OHCE) leader lesson at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the Comanche County Fairgrounds.

The Military Order of the Purple Heart will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Veteran’s Center at 501 SE Flower Mound Road.

LAWTON, OK — The Comanche County Democratic Party will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the auditorium of Building 100, Great Plains Technology Center, 4500 W. Lee.

LAWTON, OK — Great Plains Republican Women's regular monthly meeting and lunch is set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the Prairie Building of the Comanche County Fairgrounds, 920 S. Sheridan.

LAWTON, OK — The Comanche Nation Elder Council will have its regular monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, at the Doroty Sunrise Lorentino Education Center, 1608 SW 9th. Lunch will be served at noon.

The Comanche Little Ponies will have their monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, in the new conference room at the Comanche Nation Tribal Complex, 9 miles north of Lawton. Discussion will include plans for the annual powwow, the next fundraiser and the upcoming powwow scheduled.

LAWTON, OK — The Worldwide Candle Lighting of the Compassionate Friends will be held at 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 8, at Lawton First Church of the Nazarene, 1402 NW Arlington. 

The following students were recently initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.