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Weatherford_Swosu Student Success Center

Fall semester classes will begin Monday at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Dr. Lori Gwen says the university is implementing a new student success center. The student success center offers lab and advising hours from 8 AM to 9 PM Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 2 PM on Saturday and noon to 4 PM on Sunday.

Weatherford - SWOSU Blood Drive

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The SWOSU-Weatherford campus will be the site for a back to school blood drive on Monday. The blood drive by the Oklahoma Blood Institute will be held in at the Wellness Center from 11 AM to 4 PM, and the public is invited to participate.

Weatherford - Planning & Zoning of Autumn Ridge

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The Weatherford Planning & Zoning Commission approved the preliminary plan for Autumn Ridge phase 4 this week. The plan shows the development will consist of 27 single-family homes. The Planning & Zoning Committee must approve the final plan before it goes to the City Commission.

Weatherford - School Board Bond Projects

Demolition of the transportation building - which was scheduled for last week in connection with a bond project at Weatherford Public Schools - was delayed until this week, says Superintendent Chad Wilson. The district has many bond projects planned including the construction of new schools at the locations of East and West Elementary.

Thomas - TFC Schools Building Update

Thomas-Fay-Custer Schools Superintendent Rob Royalty says work should begin later this fall or winter on the demolition of the old gymnasium as the district begins building projects which include construction of a new lower elementary. The work is being funded through the passage of a bond issue by district voters.

Weatherford - Rotary Hosts Dr. Beutler to Speak About His New Book

SWOSU President Dr. Randy Beutler spoke at the Weatherford Rotary yesterday about a project he has been working on in his spare time surrounding the impact of rodeo. Dr. Beutler says he already has a publisher and hopes to have a finished product in about a year.

Elk City - City Pool Redesign

Officials in Elk City have signed a contract in an effort to redesign the city swimming pool, says City Manager Lee Litterell. Once a plan has been determined it will need to go before the Caps Committee and the City Commission for approval.

Elk City - Rodeo Of Champions

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When the Rodeo of Champions returns to Elk City, it will have one fans' favorite acts. Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey will be in town to entertain during each night of the rodeo August 30th through September 1st. Performances start at 8pm each night. For more information, visit

Custer County District Court - Shirey Plea & Sentencing

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A Carnegie resident has pleaded guilty in Custer County District Court to an amended charge of assault with intent to commit a felony. 19 Year old Troy Dean Shirey will do 10 weekends of jail time and must register as a sex offender. Shirey was originally charged with lewd or indecent acts for flipping up the dress of a 12 year old female at a camp held in Weatherford in 2018. Court records further state that Shirey kissed and inappropriately touched the female.

Custer County District Court - Ater Plea

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A Custer City man will have the remainder of a ten year prison term suspended after the completion of a drug offender work camp or comparable program through the Department of Corrections. 41 Year old Brian Ater pleaded no contest this week to a charge of assault with intent to commit a felony. Ater had been accused of physically assaulting a woman at a Custer City address in April.