Lawton, Ok. – Cameron University's spring semester classes are set to begin January 12 with enrollment continuing. A special enrollment session is set to help students who have been busy during intersession. It takes place Saturday, January 10, 10 a.m. till 1 p.m. on the Lawton campus plus at the Duncan Higher Education Center. Financial aid information, advisors, the bookstore and more will be open on campus for the students' convenience. For more information, call 580-581-2211.
Lawton, Ok. – Texoma residents who were enjoying playgrounds, taking down holiday decorations and other outdoor activities with some record-setting highs in the 80 degree range on January 2, were chilled to the bone by a weekend cold front's effects bringing single digit windchill readings to the area by the morning of January 5. Unfortunately, people who live in many areas of western and southern Oklahoma plus north Texas saw just a trace if any precipitation to end the conditions for high fire danger with the front's passage.
Lawton, Ok. – The Oklahoma Blood Institute is trying to replenish the blood supply which typically runs low during the busy holiday season. This year the flu is also keeping possible donors away and that has OBI officials concerned as they supply 90 Oklahoma hospitals as well as the U.S. troops in Iraq with blood.
Lawton, Ok. – The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investgation and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol set up their command post near Randlett in Cotton County as they continued to probe the Dec. 26 shooting death of Trooper Nikky Green. The 35-year old Green was investigating a man and a suspicious car on a rural road not far from his Devol home early Friday morning when he was killed.
Lawton, Ok. – A special concert set for January 17 at 8 p.m. to rededicate the newly refurbished grand piano at McMahon Memorial Auditorium in Lawton has been cancelled.
The concert was planned by the Lawton Philharmonic Society, and the board's president said the piano soloist who had been scheduled to perform with Lawton Philharmonic Orchestra before the '03-04 season was cancelled, had agreed to perform. But the concert was cancelled after continuing problems with the muscians union which is based in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area.