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Thomas-Fay-Custer High School Hosts Blood Drive

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The Oklahoma blood institute is putting out an urgent call for blood donations. OBI says it is now operating at less than a one-day supply. A blood drive will be held today at Thomas-Fay-Custer high school from noon until 5pm.

Alliance health Clinton gets new Equipment

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Alliance health-clinton has acquired another sophisticated piece of equipment to benefit western Oklahoma patients. The hospital recently purchased a gamma camera. The nuclear medicine machine provides the highest-quality images, including heart and bone scans. Hospital officials say among its many benefits, the new machine allows alliance health-clinton to perform cardiac stress tests for patients.

Weatherford School District Security Upgrades

 

Weatherford schools superintendent Chad Wilson says the district is planning security upgrades at school sites this summer.

 

Wilson says the security upgrades are part of the bond package passed last year by district voters.

Weatherford Movie in the Park Series

 

The Weatherford area chamber of commerce is gearing up for another season of its movie in the park series. Executive director Haley Kliewer says it starts in the month of May.

 

Kliewer says businesses can sponsor a movie in the park event. It costs $280 for the movie license. She says between 100-300 people attend the event.

Weatherford Ranks as Safest City in Oklahoma

 

The national council for home safety and security has released the list of the safest cities in Oklahoma for 2019, and Weatherford tops the list. Police chief Louis Flowers reacts to the top ranking.

 

Additionally Elk City was ranked 7th. A review of the most recent FBI uniform crime report statistics helped identify the safest cities in Oklahoma.

SWOSU Women's Basketball Send off

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A send-off reception for the Southwestern OklahomaState University women's basketball team is planned for this afternoon in the west lobby of the Pioneer Cellular Event Center on the Weatherford campus. The event will begin at 4:45. The team will board the charter bus at 5pm to leave for Hays, Kansas, to play in the NCAA division2 central region basketball tournament. The lady bulldogs will play their first game Friday at 2:30 against Emporia state university.

New Educational Workshops for Grades 4-8

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A new educational program, Oklahomarenewable energy education is now underway in Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma sierra club is currently seeking teachers in grades 4-8 to participate in free workshops focused on using information about solar and wind energies to teach state standards. An upcoming workshop will be held march 30th in Weatherford. Details of the workshop and registration information can be found on the OREEP website.

 

Byrge Sentencing

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An Arkansas man has been sentenced in U.S. District court to two years probation and ordered to pay $25,000 for interstate transportation of stolen property. 29 year old BrandonByrge of Texarkana was charged by a federal grand jury with transporting two drill bits from Oklahoma to Arkansas when he knew they had been stolen, converted and taken by fraud. On February 26th, Byrge was sentenced to two years probation and ordered to pay $20,000 in restitution and a $5000 fine. However, this week the court amended its judgment by ordering $18,000 restitution to smith international inc of sugar land, Texas and $2000 to Bayless sales & services of Weatherford, Oklahoma.

Kisinger Sentencing

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A Clinton man gets 7 years in the department of corrections in Custer county district court. 30 year old Eric Kisinger pleaded no contest to embezzlement and second degree burglary. Kisinger was charged in connection with the theft of around $27,000 of items from his former employer.

Hinton School Teachers Received Threats

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According to the Hinton schools Facebook page, a situation was reported by teachers to high school administration concerning a threatening message that was sent Tuesday morning to several teachers using the schools online learning system. An investigation was conducted by police and school administration. No credible evidence was discovered of an immediate threat to the school. District officials say student safety is its number one priority and steps will be taken to keep students and staff safe at all times.