Tom Steed Reservoir near Mountain Park continues to suffer from low water levels.
Water levels of Southwest Oklahoma lakes continued their decline this week thanks to dry conditions and temperatures hovering around the 100-degree mark. Both Lawton lakes declined, as did all other area lakes though they continued to have a much higher level of water storage than the other reservoirs.
MacArthur’s Kameron Fisher slides safely into third base as Lawton High School left fielder Jessica Flynn tries to grab the throw from first baseman Lexie Tahsequah. Fisher was trying to go from first to third on a ground out but when the throw got past Flynn, the speedy Highlander jumped up and trotted home for Mac’s opening run in the first inning at David Tyler Park at Lawton High.
Teams that are going to face MacArthur's softball team better be prepared to field the bunt because when the Highlanders get on base, expect Coach Dusty Ketner to challenge his opponents and last night it was Lawton High facing that test and the grade wasn't passing.
Comanche County Sheriff Kenny Stradley is the 2014 inductee into the Oklahoma Sheriff's Association Hall of Fame, but the award bestowed Saturday evening at a Midwest City ceremony belongs to everyone at the department, he said, for sharing his dedication to the department's motto, "We care." Stradley has been sheriff in Comanche County since 1989 and a member of the sheriffs' association for more than 20 years.
Comanche County Sheriff Kenny Stradley has nearly tripled the average service time for his predecessors through seven election cycles, but his legacy  acknowledged this weekend by the Oklahoma County Sheriffs' Association  will now be emblazoned in history.
The Comanche County commissioners fired county emergency management director Clint Wagstaff during Monday morning's regular meeting and replaced him with Chloe Lewis, deputy director of emergency management.
Summer intern Julia Rosa of Portsmouth, N.H., explains how she used Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to scan in a 1939 map that shows where trees were planted on what is now the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.
Julia Rosa has learned more about the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge during her three-month summer internship than most people have in a lifetime. Even longtime U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees like Deputy Refuge Manager Ralph Bryant say they've gained new knowledge and insights from her research.
 Katherine Hunt and Dianna Beach-Stamper of the Buffalo Gals Co-Op Gallery inside the Indiahoma Mini Mall hold gourds they and other local artists created.
INDIAHOMA  The Town of Indiahoma will celebrate its 111th birthday with a celebration that will include a full evening of events Saturday at the pavilion in the city park just west of the fire station.
Tom Steed Reservoir near Mountain Park continues to suffer from low water levels.
MacArthur’s Kameron Fisher slides safely into third base as Lawton High School left fielder Jessica Flynn tries to grab the throw from first baseman Lexie Tahsequah. Fisher was trying to go from first to third on a ground out but when the throw got past Flynn, the speedy Highlander jumped up and trotted home for Mac’s opening run in the first inning at David Tyler Park at Lawton High.
Comanche County Sheriff Kenny Stradley is the 2014 inductee into the Oklahoma Sheriff's Association Hall of Fame, but the award bestowed Saturday evening at a Midwest City ceremony belongs to everyone at the department, he said, for sharing his dedication to the department's motto, "We care." Stradley has been sheriff in Comanche County since 1989 and a member of the sheriffs' association for more than 20 years.
Summer intern Julia Rosa of Portsmouth, N.H., explains how she used Geographic Information System (GIS) technology to scan in a 1939 map that shows where trees were planted on what is now the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.
 Katherine Hunt and Dianna Beach-Stamper of the Buffalo Gals Co-Op Gallery inside the Indiahoma Mini Mall hold gourds they and other local artists created.

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