United Way of Southwest Oklahoma (UNSWOK)

Momentum is building but more contributions and donations are needed to meet the $1.25 million goal set by the United Way of Southwest Oklahoma.

No more inmates to the Comanche County Detention Center for the time being because of a coronavirus outbreak.

LAWTON – To comply with a State Health Department mandate to admit no more inmates to the Comanche County Detention Center for the time being because of a coronavirus outbreak, Comanche County has sent its new detainees arrested over the past three months to Tillman County.

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LAWTON - Lynda Williams had to be there. Having grown up in Lawton and now raising two young boys in the city, the 47-year old Child Welfare Specialist had to see it for herself.

Tribal casinos opening soon

LAWTON - With more businesses reopening across Oklahoma, several of the region’s tribal casinos will be following suit shortly.

However, in order to prevent the further spread of the coronavirus, patrons should not expect business as usual at their casino of choice.

The Comanche County Facilities Authority held a brief meeting Wednesday morning

LAWTON – Two state agencies are taking steps to remove as many inmates as possible from the Comanche County Detention Center until the coronavirus that has ravaged the jail is brought under control.

Those interested in helping with the Election Board are asked to call 580-353-1880. For information about the Great Plains Republican Women, contact President Wendy Zimmerman at Wzimmerman1949@gmail.com. For more details about the Comanche County Republican Party, contact Chairman Ed Petersen 580-695-3686.

LAWTON – In light of the meeting restrictions put in place by state and local officials concerning the COVID- 19 coronavirus pandemic, the Comanche County Republican Party and the Great Plains Republican Women are canceling their meetings for the month of May.

Visitors Andy, Leigh and Fisher Duvall decided it was time for an outdoor family trip to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge on Friday, April 10. Between school and work being conducted online at home in Dallas, Texas, and inclement weather predicted over the weekend, the trio came to WMWR to “take a break from technology and get some fresh air.” Turning several boulders into a makeshift picnic area, the family stretched out with Mo the dog and enjoyed lunch after hiking several trails earlier in the day.

WMWR - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently announced the temporary closure of two areas within Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge because service managers cannot at this time protect the health and safety of its employees or visitors to these parts of the refuge.

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