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Weatherford School Board Finances

Weatherford schools Superintendent Chad Wilson told the school board of education this week that the district remains in good financial condition, and that he believes the district will still finish the fiscal year with a higher balance than a year ago.

Weatherford Housing Developments

Weatherford Mayor Mike Brown says several new housing developments are being built in the city of Weatherford. Brown says available housing is one of the keys to a growing community.

Weatherford Oshkosh Funding

The Weatherford economic development foundation board has approved $3000 in funding for the city of Weatherford to partner with others around the state to have a booth at a large fly-in in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Airport director Mark Schoonmaker says having a presence at the fly-in does benefit Weatherford. The trip will cost $6000, and Schoonmaker says he plans to seek the remaining $3000 of funding from the hotel/motel committee.

Clinton School Board Hires New Assistant Superintendent

The Clinton school board of education has hired a new assistant superintendent. Superintendent Kevin Hime says Adam Mcfail will be the new assistant superintendent. The board also approved an agreement with the city of Clinton to jointly employ a school resource officer.

Weatherford School Board SWOSU Ag Farm Contract

The Weatherford school board of education this week approved a purchase contract with Southwestern Oklahoma State University says Superintendent Chad Wilson; The purchase agreement is for $55,000.

Custer County Vehicle Accident & Fatality

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One person is dead and another is critically injured following a one vehicle accident early this morning on Interstate 40, six miles west of Weatherford, in Custer county. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 47 year old Kathy Quintero of Oktaha died at the scene of the accident. 69 Year old Bruce Quintero, also of Oktaha, was last listed in critical condition at O.U. Medical Center. Troopers say the pickup truck was westbound on I-40, departed the road and overturned several times, ejecting both occupants.

Weatherford SWOSU Summer Camps

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University has 31 public youth camps taking place this summer on the Weatherford campus. The camps range from music and arts, science and math, to athletic camps in baseball, basketball, soccer, football and golf. A complete listing of summer camps can be found on the SWOSU website.

Weatherford High School Award has honored Weatherford High School for an outstanding job of preparing graduating seniors for postsecondary success. High school Principal Mark Shadid made the announcement to the school board of education last night. Weatherford High School is one of only 1,722 public high schools across 25 states that won this years award.

Custer County Hazard Mitigation Agreement

Custer county commissioners approved a hazard mitigation state and local assistance agreement on Monday. Emergency management Director Mike Galloway says the agreement surrounds grant dollars for saferoom reimbursement. Galloway says a meeting with the potential grant recipients is planned for next week. He says those potential recipients who have been notified by letter are urged to attend the meeting, which will be held at the Custer county fairgrounds next Monday beginning at 6pm.

Custer County Road Damage Update

Custer county Commissioners say recent damage from flooding rain has six roads closed across the county. Commissioner Kurt Hamburger says four of those roads are in district two. Custer county Emergency Management Director Mike Galloway told commissioners yesterday that he seeks to gather information from the three commissioners to see if the county will qualify for F.E.M.A. damage assistance should the state meet the dollar amount threshold for damages.