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Event at Clinton VA Center Tomorrow

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The public and veterans are invited to an event tomorrow at the Clinton VA center. The event, including a short program with students from Nance elementary, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 1:30.

Lt. General Thomas Stafford for 2019 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award

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Lt. General Thomas Stafford has been selected to receive the 2019 General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award. The award is presented every spring at the annual space symposium in Colorado Springs and it recognizes outstanding individuals who have distinguished themselves through lifetime contributions to humankind through exploration, development and use of space. The award luncheon will be held April 9th.

 

XTO Energy Expands in Thomas

 

Custer county commissioner Kurt Hamburger says there is a wind generator project in the area that will include the installation of some 240 units.

 

Hamburger says oil and gas exploration continues in the north and northeast corner of district 2. He says XTO Energy has bought property and plans to expand and put a facility in the Thomas area.

Major Road Construction Plans for Weatherford

 

Two major construction projects remain on track in the city of Weatherford. Economic development director chuck Dougherty says a $9.9 million new 5-lane bridge replacement is still planned for Airport road at exit 84.

 

Additionally, Dougherty says phase 3 of exit 82 that connects Main street to the south access road remains in the design phase.

State Representative Harold Wright wants to Address Specific Issues

 

State representative HaroldWright says he has some specific issues he wants to address in the state legislature after being re-elected to serve another term as house speaker pro tem.

 

Wright says he will do a lot of presiding over the legislature over the next couple years.

SWOSU Hosts Technical Meeting of the Oklahoma Academy of Science

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Around 160 faculty and students from 18 institutions in Oklahoma, Arkansas and Texas recently attended the 107th annual technical meeting of the Oklahoma academy of science held on the Weatherford campus of Southwestern OklahomaState University. Each year a different institution of higher education hosts the technical meeting. The meeting at SWOSU was made possible with the assistance of the hotel/motel tax in the city of Weatherford.

Mitigation Plan for Wind Farm

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Next Monday is the deadline now set by the department of defense and Nextera Energy to reach a mitigation plan on a wind farm along a route of airspace that the military uses for training. Attorney general Mike Hunter says Nextera may proceed with construction of the turbines that have been approved by the FAA. Construction on the company's wind farm west of Hinton was stopped last month after Nextera and the Oklahoma strategic military planning commission agreed to work on a mitigation plan to resolve the issue.

Custer County Commissioner Proposal from National Financial Partners

 

Custer county commissioners held discussion yesterday on a proposal from national financial partners of Oklahoma City surrounding insurance benefits for full time county employees and retirees. NFP spokesman Jordan Cook outlines three different health benefit options.

Commissioners took no action on the proposal. Additionally, commissioners took no action on a proposal from pioneer surrounding internet and telephone service.

 

 

 

Weatherford School Board Rescheduled Meeting

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The Weatherford school board of education has rescheduled its meeting that was postponed earlier this week. The board will meet in regular session Thursday evening in the performing arts center beginning at 7pm.

New Weatherford Chamber of Commerce Member Nominations

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The WeatherfordChamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for new chamber board members. It is a nomination process and if the person nominated isn't chosen this year, they will be added to a list for future consideration. Names can be submitted by email to the Weatherford chamber of commerce.