AEP Web Banner 2 

 

 

news-banner-local

 

THE FIRST DAY OF CLASSES BEGAN YESTERDAY FOR STUDENTS AT WEATHERFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS. SUPERINTENDENT MATT HOLDER SAYS ENROLLMENT NUMBERS LOOK LIKE THEY WILL BE UP AGAIN THIS YEAR. HOLDER SAYS WITHIN A WEEK OR SO OFFICIALS WILL HAVE A MORE ACCURATE NUMBER.

SOUTHWESTERN OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY BACK-TO-SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ARE SCHEDULED TO CONINUE TODAY WITH THE ANNUAL BLOCK PARTY ON THE WEATHERFORD CAMPUS. SWOSU STUDENTS ARE INVITED TO ENJOY INFLATABLES, GAMES, AND GIVEAWAYS ON THE LAWN OUTSIDE OF THE MEMORIAL STUDENT CENTER FROM 5-9. THERE WILL ALSO BE LIVE ENTERTAINMENT. THE GRILL AND CAFETERIA WILL BE CLOSED DURING THIS TIME, BUT STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY PICNIC STYLE FOOD AT THE EVENT  FREE OF CHARGE. FOLLOWING THE OUTDOOR FESTIVITIES, THE PARTY WILL MOVE INTO THE UNIVERSITY GRILL FOR A DANCE.

THE BECKHAM COUNTY RELAY FOR LIFE IS TOMORROW NIGHT IN ELK CITY. ORGANIZER GINA CASEBEER SAYS EVENTS BEGIN TOMORROW AT 6PM AT THE ELK CITY CONVENTION CENTER WITH A SURVIVORS DINNER. CASEBEER SAYS THIS YEAR'S EVENT WILL CONCLUDE AT 2AM SATURDAY MORNING.

VICE MAYOR GENE MOSES WELCOMED BACK FIRE CHIEF ROBERT AHRENS AFTER RETURNING HOME FROM HIS RECENT TOUR OF DUTY OVER SEAS. CHIEF AHRENS SAYS HE'S READY TO GET BACK TO WORK ON AUGUST 29TH. IN OTHER BUSINESS, IT WAS REPORTED TO THE COUNCIL THAT A NEW TANKER TRUCK FROM SWODA HAS ARRIVED.

THE ELK CITY COMMISSION HEARD A REPORT YESTERDAY FROM CITY TREASURER ELISA CHURCH ON SALES, USE, AND CIGARETTE TAX NUMBERS.  CHURCH SAYS THE NUMBERS LOOK GOOD, DESPITE SALES TAX BEING DOWN WHEN COMPARED TO THIS TIME LAST YEAR. CHURCH SAYS CIGARETTE TAX WAS ALSO DOWN 14 PERCENT.

DISCUSSION SURROUNDING THE LOOKS AND CLEANLINESS OF THE CITY OF CLINTON WAS BROUGHT UP DURING A CITY COUNCIL MEETING THIS WEEK. COUNCILMAN MUSTAFA SAMI HAS HEARD COMPLAINTS ABOUT GRAFFITTI. CITY MANAGER MARK SKILES REACTS TO SAMI'S STATEMENT AND TO OTHER LOCAL ISSUES. SKILES SAYS ANY PROBLEMS SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF OFFICIALS AT CITY HALL.

SEVERAL INDIVIDUALS WERE ARRESTED YESTERDAY AFTER A TRAFFIC STOP ON INTERSTATE 40, NEAR EXIT 80 IN WEATHERFORD. CUSTER COUNTY SHERIFF BRUCE PEOPLES SAYS THE INCIDENT BEGAN WITH A BURGLARY. PEOPLES SAYS THE CRIME TOOK PLACE IN THE CITY OF CLINTON SO THE INVESTIGATION WILL BE HANDLED BY CLINTON POLICE.

SAYRE CITY COUNCIL ACTING AS THE HOSPITAL AUTHORITY LAST NIGHT APPROVED AMONG OTHER THINGS, SUBCONTRACTOR BIDS, AND ESTIMATED FEES RELATED TO CONSTRUCTION OF THE OPERATING ROOM ADDITION AND RENOVATION AT SAYRE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL. CONSTRUCTION MANAGER JOE D. HALL SAYS BIDS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE PROJECT. HOSPITAL OFFICIALS SAY NO START DATE HAS BEEN PLANNED FOR THE PROJECT.

 

 

For this and more local news, tune in to Wright Wradio:

99.3 FM / 1320 AM Newstalk KCLI
99.5 FM KWEY
101.7 FM KKZU