LAWTON, OK — Big Pete Piehnik returns to his role as mentor and ringmaster for the twice-monthly Open Mic Night with Magic 95.3 FM and sings his soul out in the process, The Casey Abbe Band release a barn-burner of a new single, and the loss of legendary drummer Neil Peart resonates with many. 

LAWTON, OK — NewHaven Church of Lawton was established in 2010. With a relatively young church and a small congregation, Pastor Chad Fetzer was looking for a way the church could give back without exhausting itself. So he established the Annual Partnerships. 

LAWTON, OK — Debbie Shady's dad was in the military and she married a man in the military. With Shady traveling a lot when she was growing up and when she was married, she has many recipes from around the world.

Q. Although it’s not a recognized benefit of Vascepa, I found that 2 grams/day (half the usual dose) reduced inflammation. The effect was noticeable enough that my wife reported that my snoring went from strong to tolerable.

DEAR ABBY: I’m engaged to a wonderful guy. He is very sweet, and I’m beyond thankful for him. I wouldn’t trade him for the world. But he has a character flaw that’s hard to ignore. When he gets frustrated, he screams out loud and takes a while to get himself together.

HOLLIS, OK — Oklahoma's official cowboy chuck wagon cook recently met up with actor Jeff Goldblum for an episode of his new show "The world According to Jeff Goldblum." The two took to the trail where Rollins taught Goldblum how to make a pot of cowboy coffee. 

LAWTON, OK — The winners of the Annual Lawton Cultural Awards were recently announced by the City of Lawton Arts & Humanities Division. The winners will be honored during the Annual Arts For All Kick-off Fund Drive Luncheon.

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A selection of new Adult non-fiction books has arrived at the Lawton Public Library, 110 SW 4th. To reserve a book, visit the library website at www.lawtonok.gov/departments/library, then click on “your account.”

You will need a library card and a PIN to reserve books. Books also may be reserved in person or by calling the library at 581-3450, ext. 4.

LAWTON, OK — The past year saw some special big concert moments that moved the columnist and the Apache Casino Hotel Event Center is readying to become the hottest new local night spot. 

Q. I’ve been on fluoxetine for two years to treat depression. Now my sex drive is completely gone. I tried lowering my dose, but due to confusion, I had to return to the higher dose again.

DEAR ABBY: I don’t know how to handle this. My husband of 29 years spends more time with his sister and her family than he does with me and our children. If I say anything about it, he jumps all over me, defending her. He says she doesn’t have anyone to help her. But Abby, she has two grown …

LAWTON, OK — The Leslie Powell Gallery will kick off the new year with its first first two exhibits of the year, "Patchwork" by Karyn Ortega and "Waiting Room" by "Fari Rahimi." 

LAWTON, OK — The Lawton Book and Play Review will present Rose-Mary Rumbley  Jan. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at McMahan Foundation. The book will be Club"Accidental Presidents"  authored by Jared Cohen. 

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A selection of new Adult non-fiction books has arrived at the Lawton Public Library, 110 SW 4th. To reserve a book, visit the library website at www.lawtonok.gov/departments/library, then click on “your account.”

You will need a library card and a PIN to reserve books. Books also may be reserved in person or by calling the library at 581-3450, ext. 4.

LAWTON, OK — In such a hyper-partisan society, “Bombshell” is a movie that will be seen as absolute trash by one half of the political spectrum and an enjoyable — albeit slightly disappointing — examination of the manifestation of right-wing toxicity by the other half of the political spectrum.

LAWTON, OK — Here is a listing of activities in Southwest Oklahoma happening this weekend.

LAWTON, OK — Nacho Kart closes out 2019 and kicks off 2020 with a show for the ages, Drop Dead Dammit debuts at the Railhead Saloon and makes its mark, and Danny Cox to perform at UCO Jazz Lab. 

This new year is a perfect time to plant a tree. Trees can be planted at a resident, a park, a business or along a busy roadway. Trees have that calming effect on most people no matter what the circumstance.

LAWTON, OK — Worried about keeping that New Year's resolution to lose weight? One local business is trying to rally the community's resolve—a create a healthier environment along the way. 

When Josi Grant was growing up, both of her parents were great cooks, but they wouldn’t allow her in the kitchen.

LAWTON, OK — As the New Year quickly approaches, area businesses are preparing to host New Year's Eve parties to ring in 2020 in style.

LAWTON, OK — Danika Christopherson's mother, Amy Christopherson, is her biggest inspiration. It was her mother's support and unwavering dedication that helped Danika make it to the finals of the Miss Oklahoma Teen USA pageant this month.

LAWTON, OK — Tammy Hornbeck experienced physical and emotional trauma growing up. Taken from the abusive care of her parents, she found herself in a group home. Now, she has written about how her faith in God helped her heal.

LAWTON, OK — Tiffany Escoe loves to cook and has been doing it since she was young. This week, she shares a simple appetizer that "everyone seems to like."

LAWTON, OK — Chance Harmon is bringing his 15 years of experience in the New York City television industry to the stage as Lawton Community Theatre's new Managing Director.