Old Man Winter decided he wasn't ready to go gently into the spring when he made his presence known across Southwest Oklahoma Tuesday. 
Reggie Dabbs brought hope to the freshmen at Lawton High on Tuesday, along with his down to earth humor, his superb talent with the soprano saxophone and his ability to connect with young people. "It's about hope," said Dabbs, telling students "the phrase of the day is 'never give up.'" 
ELGIN  A family is homeless after an early-morning fire Tuesday destroyed their home on Northeast Simmons Circle between Elgin and Fletcher. 
The Dr. Valree Wynn Miss Black Cameron University pageant has a new queen. Mariah Ellis was crowned Miss Black CU 2018 on Feb 3. Ellis, 19, is a freshman at the university currently majoring in psychology.
Ever find yourself admiring an artifact in a museum and wondering "How did this get from buried in the ground to sitting in this museum display?" 
DUNCAN  With an opportunity to direct an American classic, Eric Bradford knew what he wanted to do in scripting and staging "The Wizard of Oz"  virtually nothing. After all, how and why would you make radical changes in a beloved cinematic success that has delighted generations of people young and old around the globe?

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Eric Wiley said he has never had a season quite like this in his 12 years at Lawton High, seven as head boys basketball coach.

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