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Clinton Chamber of Commerce Banquet

 

The Clinton chamber of commerce banquet was held Friday night. Marsha wheeler, who volunteered at the putt putt golf project in Clinton, was named volunteer of the year.

 

The Clinton public school foundation award went to Jeannie Campbell. Matthew Blakeburn was named the rotary business person of the year. Valarie miller was named ambucs woman of the year. Kids in care was the ambucs organization of the year. Mayor David Berrong was the recipient of the community impact award. Meanwhile, Max McKinsey was named citizen of the year.

Blood Drive at SWOSU

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Officials are gearing up for a boots & badges blood drive in Weatherford next week. The blood drive will be held September 4th in the Pioneer Cellular Event Center on the campus of Southwestern OklahomaState University from noon - 6.

Early voting for Primary Ended

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Early voting ended Saturday for primary election runoff races, which will also include two area school bond issues. Voters will cast ballots at precinct sites Tuesday for bond elections in the Weatherford and Thomas-Fay-Custer school districts. Polls will be open Tuesday 7am - 7pm.

Growth in Clinton

 

Clinton mayor David Berrong says one area for potential growth in Clinton is Darko Square, across from ace hardware.

 

Berrong says there is also a manufacturer that is considering locating in Clinton.

 

 

Weatherford Budget Meetings

 

City of Weatherford officials are gearing up for another budget year. Mayor Mike Brown says budget meetings were held with department heads last week.

 

Brown says he doesn't know of any major capital projects on the horizon in the next budget year.

Unknown Indentity of Remains found in Beckham County

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No positive identification has been made on human remains found Saturday in Beckham county. Sheriff DerekManning says the remains were found near the north fork of the red river, just west of Sayre, adjacent to the river. Manning says the remains are not prehistoric in nature. The sheriff's office along with the OklahomaState Bureau of Investigation and state medical examiner have been working in an effort to make a positive identification.

 

Cordell City Council Approves Repairs

 

Cordell city council this week voted to accept a bid for repairs to the senior citizens building. City administrator J.C. Moser provides details of the scope of the work.

 

No timetable was given for the start of the project.

Clinton City Alcohol Law Modernization

Clinton city council approved an ordinance last night that amends the Clinton city code regarding alcoholic beverage laws says city attorney Ryan Meacham.

 

An election a few years ago allowed for the modernization of alcohol. Beginning later this year, the sale of 6% beer will occur as 3.2% beer will no longer be sold.

Custer County Free Fair

 

The Custer county free fair will be held next month. County OSU extension director Ron Wright says something new will be part of this years fair.

 

Wright says the cook off will occur on the final day of the fair on September 8th. He says the livestock show will be held September 7th.

Weatherford Man Arrested on Various Charges

 

A homeless man has been arrested by Weatherford police on various charges including first degree robbery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and drug related allegations. Detective Chris Cote says 29 year old Aaron Dewayne Williams was arrested just before noon Monday.

 

Cote says that Williams allegedly left the home with $50 cash and a curl bar. Police found suspected methamphetamine inside the vehicle occupied by Williams.