A selection of new Juvenile board 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.”

LAWTON, OK — Katie Livingston recently took first place in the Writers of the Future contest. In April she will travel to California to participate in a week long writing workshop culminating in the announcement of the contests grand prize winner.

DEAR ABBY: I recently landed a new job and was excited about doing work that would be directly in line with my education and background. I left a job of more than a decade to pursue this field. My problem is, I’m being asked to carry luggage, make coffee, run errands, etc. This was not in my…

LAWTON, OK — Chris Poor of Haggardz Hellraizers shares sounds and stories from recording first EP, the Stash Project takes out the "Millenial Trash" with new album of punk rock cool, and Anthony Navarro is finding being himself is the key to music success.

LAWTON, OK — For those people who have a difficult time growing anything in a garden or landscape, just remember most places will support some type of plant growth. However, it isn’t always true that every plant will grow in your landscape or garden. Plants have environmental requirements to grow healthy in a particle location.

LAWTON, OK — In a push toward creating a more diverse and inclusive fellowship, the New Life Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Lawton is planning an “International Day or Praise”. The church is inviting members and non-members alike to attend a “full day of worship and praise,” that will focus on diversity.

LAWTON, OK — Shalla Orndorff has been baking cakes for as long as she can remember and this week she shares her taro root cake with our readers.

LAWTON, OK — Apache Casino Hotel will host a "Bridal Fantasy Affair" on Jan. 26 in the hopes of creating a one-stop shop for ambitious wedding planners. 

LAWTON, OK — Each year, Soulful Story promotes the stories of African Americans who have contributed to the history of Oklahoma. This year marks the tenth annual Soulful Story, and this year is the first time to include a film and panel discussion.

A selection of new Adult biography 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.”

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.