LAWTON, OK — Triston for Dummies is exploring psychedelic realms in search of his neo-soul soundscape, finding the magic in Father John Misty's music, and the beginning of the revisitation of 2019's performances on Today's Best Soundemonium!

From the time the kids were small, I learned that every year is a little different. Every milestone such as birthdays, holidays has a different look and feel to it. There’s just never any standing still. It seems that the more things stay the same, the more they change. Or something like that.

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There is an old English rhyme that relates the superstitious belief that killing a spider brings bad luck. The modern homeowner, however, does not have that belief and often desires a home free of spiders.

LAWTON, OK — Annette Wiseman-Vaughan spent most of her life being  the daughter of a military man or being married to a military man. She moved around at least 42 times when she quit counting. 

LAWTON, OK — This year will mark 78th Annual local performance of “Messiah.” The Lawton Schubert Music Club, Fort Sill's New Post Chapel and the Cameron University/Lawton Civic Chorus will join together at the McMahon Auditorium to bring the gift of Handel’s music to Lawton.

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LAWTON, OK — Every year, The Lawton Constitution's Style's Department Santa asks for local non-profits to submit their holiday wish lists. Those lists then run in the newspaper to let the real Santa and his helpers know about their holiday needs. 

A selection of new Christmas books has arrived at the Lawton Public Library, 110 SW 4th. To reserve a book, visit the library website at, then click on “your account.”

LAWTON, OK — Fresh off his controversial success with “The Last Jedi,” writer-director Rian Johnson resurrects a classic Hollywood ensemble piece with “Knives Out” — one of the most outlandishly entertaining films of the fall season.

LAWTON, OK — From local hero to king of OKC slam, Mychel Soto is finding his metal musical dreams are coming true, and a roundup of great local talent featured on Today's Best Soundemonium's "It's the Uber Joan Rivers & Through James Woods Delicious Mix Plate Show 2019."

LAWTON, OK — In a Long-standing Lawton tradition, the local First Baptist Church is preparing to host its annual Living Christmas Tree. With a massive army of volunteers on hand, the church is prepared to accept over 3,000 visitors into its halls during the three-day event. 

LAWTON, OK — Jackie Somerlott is also known by another name, "Aunt Cookie." It is a term of endearment given to her by her nieces and nephews, one that reflects her love of cooking. In this week's Cook's Corner, Somerlott reveals two of her favorite recipes.

DEAR ABBY: I am in a 14-year marriage, but there has always been another woman, “Emily,” I have thought about almost daily the whole time. My wife and I have just turned 40. We have no kids, but we have a dog. I always thought I would want kids, and we tried half-heartedly, but there is no r…

DEAR ABBY: I need advice on how to discuss a sensitive matter with my son and daughter-in-law’s babysitter. She watches my grandson Monday through Friday while they are at work. They live with me, and I work from home, so I am around all day while she’s sitting with the baby.

LAWTON, OK — The Lawton Family YMCA is casting its gaze toward the future as the end of the decade approaches. The Y is hopeful that it can regain its status as a premiere destination for locals in downtown Lawton. 

A selection of new juvenile and Thanksgiving books has arrived at the Lawton Public Library, 110 SW 4th. To reserve a book, visit the library website at, then click on “your account.”

LAWTON, OK — Lawton Ballet Theatre will bring a Peanuts classic to the Cameron University stage with their production of "A Charlie Brown Christmas" on Dec. 6.

LAWTON, OK — Takeez world premiered a new single and shared his path to growth as a hip hop artist on the rise, and the columnist got an early review copy of The Flaming Lips Nov. 29 release of “The Soft Bulletin Recorded Live at Red Rocks with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra” in conjunction with the 20th anniversary production the breakthrough album “The Soft Bulletin.”

LAWTON, OK — Lenor Davis enjoys cooking ethnic foods in honor of her two sons, one from India and one from Cambodia.

LAWTON, OK — The awton Crafts, Arts and Hobby Association's 46th annual Craft Harvest craft show will feature more than 200 booths, a food court, visits with Santa Claus, handmade items, and holiday shopping for everyone. 

LAWTON, OK — Cameron University student Briley Jones was recently nominated for the Pushcart Prize, one of writing's most prestigious awards. The prize comes a few months after Jones published his first fiction story in a national journal.

DEAR ABBY: I have been working through major anxiety issues with a therapist for the last few months. Sometimes he is very helpful; other times he goes off on tangents, talking about topics I don’t feel the need to discuss (and things that don’t necessarily pertain to me). I find it frustrat…

Are you taking gabapentin for nerve pain or fibromyalgia? What about trazodone for insomnia or propranolol for stage fright? If so, did your doctor tell you that these uses are considered “off-label”? That means the Food and Drug Administration never approved them for these purposes.