LAWTON, OK — Lawton building permits topped $2.8 million in May, thanks largely to renovations at Comanche Memorial Hospital and Central Mall.

LAWTON, OK — Recent wet weather has combine crews waiting for fields to dry before moving in to cut this year's wheat crop.

LAWTON, OK — A local banker has been named to the 40 Under 40: Emerging Community Bank Leaders list by the Independent Community Bankers of America.

You may recognize the name Bitcoin and maybe even Ethereum, but what about Litecoin, Dogecoin or Ripple? These are just some of the approximately 10,000 cryptocurrencies available today. There are hidden tax complications, however, associated with every cryptocurrency transaction.

LAWTON, OK — Bethlehem Baptist Church will have more parking space and a garage to hold its vehicles, if the City Council accepts a recommendation from the City Planning Commission.

LAWTON, OK — Adventure Travel President Hossein Moini talks about what summer vacation will look like. 

Paying bills is an inevitable part of everyday life, but that doesn’t mean it has to be stressful. Here are some ways to get control of your budget and perfect the art of stress-free bill paying.

Understanding how our tax system works can be tricky for anyone. Whether you’re an adult who never paid much attention to the taxes being withheld from your paycheck or a kid who just got his or her first job, understanding the basics can help refine and define questions you may have.

FAYETTVILLE, AR — Arvest Bank announced it has been selected to participate in the Federal Reserve Bank’s FedNow pilot program.

The best way to weather a storm is often by being prepared before the storm hits. In the case of small businesses, this means building a fortress balance sheet.

With housing prices skyrocketing, more homeowners are considering cashing out to multiples over list price. Especially since one of the largest tax breaks available to most individuals is the ability to exclude up to $250,000 ($500,000 married) in capital gains on the sale of your personal r…

AKRON, Ohio — The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company reported first quarter sales Friday of $3.5 billion, up 15 percent from a year ago.

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SHAWNEE — First National Bank & Trust (FNB), owned by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation (CPN), has announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire MidWest Community Financial Corp. (MCFC) and its wholly owned subsidiary, The First State Bank (FSB).

Have you considered cross-training your employees to ensure more than one person knows all key functions? Cross-training can be a win-win situation for you and your employees. Large companies often use it to prepare managers for future promotions. But in small companies, it can be the differ…

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) reported mixed unemployment claim numbers with a decrease in initial claims, an increase in continued unemployment claims, and an increase in the continued claims four-week moving average.

Here’s what you need to know about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and other business relief provisions of the recently-passed American Rescue Plan Act. PPP loan application deadline extended. The deadline to apply for PPP loans is now May 31, 2021.

The recently-passed American Rescue Plan Act contains several tax breaks for you and your family. Here are the major provisions of the bill that could mean more money in your pocket during the 2021 tax year.

Chuck Waugh, CLU®, ChFC®, APMA® a Private Wealth Advisor with Ameriprise Financial, has qualified for the company’s Circle of Success annual recognition program and will be honored for this achievement.

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Congress’ recent move to retroactively make a portion of 2020 unemployment income tax-free is creating havoc during this year’s tax filing season. Here is what you need to know.

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LAWTON, OK — A number of commercial projects helped boost the value of Lawton building permits above $4.4 million in March.

Grain Report for 3/26/2021 – Final

OKC West Livestock Auction — El Reno, OK


Grain Report for 3/26/2021 – Final

Lawton’s building permit activity heated up in February despite a run of cold weather not seen in decades.