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Memories of Yesteryear: Early Winter in Old Lawton

Memories of Yesteryear: Early Winter in Old Lawton

We lived just outside of town and perhaps our life was a little different; part city and part country; semi-farmers. I guess most folks think of turkey for Thanksgiving but that was not our way. We usually had a retirement party for the old Rhode Island Red Rooster. He was [Read More]

Springtime in Old Lawton

Springtime in Old Lawton

March came on with the possibility of frost and snow in the air as some trees and bushes got in a hurry to put forth their new buds. Soon the Gypsies would be camped in Mattie Beal Park or by Lost Bridge. They offered knives and scissors sharpening, fortune telling, and [Read More]

Lucille Was Here in Lawton

Lucille Was Here in Lawton

Who the heck is Lucille? You have to wait. That’s the rest of the story. Depending on who is telling the story or when, Lucille was born in San Antonio, Texas, on March 23, 1905 or 1906 or 1908. The 1910 census shows her age as five years old. Texas didn’t start [Read More]

Memories of Yesteryear: Labors and Labor Day

Memories of Yesteryear: Labors and Labor Day

  A man’s work is sometimes very hard with long hours, which seems to have brought about the old saying of “A man must work from sun to sun.” Let’s take a look at the next phrase; “but a woman’s work is never done.” Once upon a time there were no [Read More]

Memories of Yesteryear: A City Built in a Day

Memories of Yesteryear: A City Built in a Day

In 1867 on the Little Arkansas river in Kansas, a treaty was written allotting certain lands in the western portion of present day Oklahoma to the Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache and later including the Cheyenne and Arapaho. I had some difficulty with some of the wording used [Read More]

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Jenny Perry, Recipient of the 2016 One to Six Art Purchase Award

Jenny Perry, Recipient of the 2016 One to Six Art Purchase Award

(Lawton, OK) The One to Six Art Purchase Award was created to support the mission and goals of the Lawton Arts & [Read More]

2016 Lawton Cultural Award Winners Announced

2016 Lawton Cultural Award Winners Announced

(Lawton, OK) Since 1979, annually the City of Lawton and the Lawton Arts & Humanities Council asks the public to [Read More]

Cache Road Square to host Christmas for Kids drive

Cache Road Square to host Christmas for Kids drive

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LPD hosts 2nd Annual Community Christmas Tree event

LPD hosts 2nd Annual Community Christmas Tree event

LAWTON, OK – Students from the three Lawton high schools packed the Lawton Police Department for the 2nd Annual [Read More]

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If you are in need of assistance with utilities, food, shelter, clothing, etc. please reference this list of available [Read More]