As we are nearing the end of Women's History Month which has been set aside for March each year, I want to ask each of you to reflect on the many contributions made by women in the past, currently, and in the future. Take a minute and uplift ALL WOMEN everywhere, starting with yourself. Some…

Your March 30 article about the Medicine Park man running for office is a very low class attempt at journalism. No writer named? No credit given? Sounds like hate to me. Why would you print something like this?

I am a local photographer working on photographing Oklahoma sites on the National Register of Historic Places, so I was excited to see Mr. Baxter's commentary in this morning's paper (April 1.). While I agree that exploring these sites is a lot of fun, it will take considerably more time tha…

As Lawton’s NAACP Branch #6131 President, I am disgusted by recent racist and insensitive remarks of Representative Brad Boles, claiming his “Colored Babies” reference during an abortion discussion was a “Slip of the Tongue,” and it “wasn’t what he intended to say, nor who he is in his heart.”

We, the members of the Lawton/Fort Sill Interdenominational Ministers Alliance (LIMA), our congregations, and ecclesiastical associates are writing to express our extreme concern and opposition regarding the most recent verbal racist conversations that occurred involving Representative Brad …

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Phyllis Anderson's letter to the editor, "Vaccine patients should be informed of risks," published in the Lawton Constitution on Thursday, 4 March 2021, page 4A, cautioned readers to "Please do research. Please be safe." I respond that Ms. Anderson should follow her own advice and do her own…

In Phyllis Anderson's recent letter comparing the risk of receiving a vaccination to the risk of the disease, she made some good points concerning informed consent. However, I thought her presentation of the risk numbers was misleading. She quotes CDC data that there have been nearly 8,000 r…

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…

To make Lawton a 5 star city, the unsightly trash that litters the neighborhoods, parks and roadways needs to also be addressed in addition to the other recipients of the new hotel/motel tax. A portion of the new funds should be earmarked for an anti litter program that includes communicatio…

I have just watched the “Trump Defense Team” make their closing argument. Having tried to watch the proceedings with an open mind, I have reached the conclusion that former President Donald Trump should be acquitted.

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…

The top 10 article on famous Oklahomans was complete in most respects except for (3) notable individuals that he (Lee Baxter) somehow overlooked. They are Johnny Bench — Baseball all-star, born in Oklahoma City. Jennifer Jones — Actress , born Phylis Isley in Tulsa. As well as Marques Haynes…

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 …

The Lawton City Government has been demonstrating their ability to not meet the citizens’ aspiration for transparency. It has been forbidden in multiple venues and multiple occasions.

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There are numerous problems that RT-PCR poses, recognized by organizations or governments such as the WHO or the CDC and by prestigious international experts on PCR, such as Dr. Stephen Bustin who considers both the arbitrariness of establishing criteria for results and the choice of the num…

Despite conducting due diligence, The Lawton Constitution inadvertently published a Letter to the Editor in Friday’s edition from a person who gave a fictitious name.

Despite conducting due diligence, The Lawton Constitution inadvertently published a Letter to the Editor in Friday’s edition from a person who gave a fictitious name.

Am I in the right place? Is this really America? No it can't be when I was in school I was taught that America was home of the free land of the brave but is it true? When I look to see many bad things and people in this "great" country! When I look I see people getting killed and kids gettin…

Two thirds of the voters in this area voted for Donald Trump. That means that they have been able to discern between propaganda and random acts of journalism that appear in the mainstream media. As a matter of fact, studies show that up to 95% of coverage of President Trump is negative. That…

If you are looking for a way to give back to your community during the upcoming holiday season and beyond, I invite you to serve as volunteer driver for Lawton Mobile Meals. This long-time nonprofit organization delivers weekday noon meals to qualifying homebound seniors and citizens with a …

The Our View: Death in the Darkness editorial on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 (page 4A), says it all. We are fortunate to have the Lawton Constitution as a strong, reliable source of local news in southwest Oklahoma. Local newspapers are what keep a community functioning in a viable democracy.

Wow. I, and millions of others, (teachers, firemen, nurses etc.) pay more in income taxes than Trump. I read the entire New York Times article to understand how this is possible. It seems the properties (golf courses, hotels) of this “successful” business man lose hundreds of millions of dol…

Today I exercised my right to vote, and I did so by mail. The process is confusing due to the number of steps required, including notarization. The many instructions truly require one’s full attention and in my case, rereading at least 3 times. But, to make this process safe and legal, that’…

The Letter to the Editor by Cleta Malone, "We need Inhofe in the Senate," (Tuesday, 22 Sept, page 4A ) stated that "Joe Biden brags about destroying the military," which is NOT true. I challenge Ms. Malone to cite a reliable source which states, explicitly or implicitly, that Mr. Biden inten…

Voting is one of our most important responsibilities as Americans, but it is a civic exercise in which far too few Oklahomans participate. Countdown, know your numbers:

In reading MG (RET) Lee Baxter’s commentary article “Lessons learned from war booty” in The Lawton Constitution (20 Aug), I was flooded with memories pertaining to my own experiences as the Director of the Fort Sill and Field Artillery Museum at the time, and felt a need to tell “the rest of…

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