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LAWTON — The Comanche County Republican Party has canceled its September meeting, citing a rise in COVID-19 cases.

CCRP Chairman Daremy Gleaves said the recent rise in COVID-19 cases throughout Comanche County has made finding a meeting place for groups difficult.

A tent used as an overflow waiting area is shown in front of the emergency room entrance at Comanche County Memorial Hospital in Lawton Tuesday.

LAWTON — COVID-19 cases have increased more than 3000% at Comanche County Memorial Hospital since the end of July, prompting state and local officials to erect a large tent to be used as an additional emergency room waiting area for the foreseeable future.

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CACHE — Hundreds of participants are expected at the Cache High School football stadium on Saturday, Sept. 18 to fight a deadly disease.

Relay For Life of Comanche County is seeking teams to participate.

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The American Legion Auxiliary will hold its annual fundraiser breakfast to benefit veterans on Saturday, Sept. 4 from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Fletcher School Cafeteria on East Cole Street.

Early voting starts Sept. 9

Early voting begins Thursday, Sept. 9, in Comanche County. Voters who will not be able to make it to the polls on election day may vote early at the Comanche County Election Board.

Early voting is open to all voters, Election Board Secretary Amy Sims said in a news release.