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Clinton City Council Approved Bid

 

Clinton city council approved the lone bid for dispatch equipment for the police and fire departments says fire chief Brett Russell.

 

Cost of the bid was just over $63,000.

Local Livestock Show

The annual local livestock show will be held in Weatherford February 1st says FFA chapter president Landry Chaplain.

The event will feature a special eagles stock show. The event will be held at the Doug Villines pavilion.

First Responder & Business Leadership Training Conference

 

Officials in the city of Weatherford are gearing up to host the mid-year first responder & business leadership training conference says fire chief Mike Karlin.

 

Karlin says Jay Hannah, executive vice president of financial services at Bancfirst will also speak at the event. The conference will be held July 25 and 26th at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center in Weatherford.

Weatherford Public School Budget Increase

 

Weatherford public schools continue to be in good financial condition says district superintendent Chad Wilson.

 

Wilson says the district recently received a mid-term adjustment state aid increase of about $45,000. He says the increase is based on student growth.

Stafford Museum Honoring Lynne Thurman

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The Stafford Air & Space museum in Weatherford says it will name its new conference room after former executive director Lynne Thurman, who died Saturday. Thurman served for four years as executive director at the museum from 2006-2010.

New Republican Governor Keving Stitt

 

Oklahoma's new republican governor KevinStitt says he's ready to follow up on his campaign pledge to push the state into the top ten. The millionaire businessman became Oklahoma's 28th governor Monday. State representative ToddRuss of Cordell attended the inauguration of governor Stitt.

 

Stitt succeeds term-limited governor Mary Fallin.

SWOSU Ranked For Best Online Bachelor's Programs

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According to U.S. News & World report, Southwestern OklahomaState University in Weatherford is the highest-ranked Oklahoma regional university in the 2019 edition of the best online bachelor's programs in the united states. SWOSU is ranked 102nd in the nation among the 367 universities that offer online degree bachelor's programs that were assessed by U.S. News & world report. Only seven universities in Oklahoma made the rankings. To be considered, the bachelor's programs have to be totally online. SWOSU offers two totally online programs, health information management and nursing. It marks the second consecutive year that SWOSU has been highest-ranked among Oklahoma regional universities in the rankings.

SWOSU Awarded

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Southwestern OklahomaState University in Weatherford has been awarded another accreditation of its business programs. The accreditation council for business schools and programs baccalaureate/graduate degree board of commissioners recently notified SWOSU officials about the new accreditation. The accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes for the business programs offered through the EverettDobson school of business & technology at SWOSU meet the rigorous educational standards established by the ACBSP.

 

Weatherford School board Upgrades

 

The Weatherford school board of education last night approved a resolution surrounding a lease with the Weatherford industrial trust surrounding the funding for projects in the district through revenue bonds. Spokesman Ryan McDonald explained the resolution to the board.

The district has several upgrades planned including the construction of two new schools for east and west elementary.

 

Oklahoma Premier Undergraduate Research Fair

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Southwestern OklahomaState University will host Oklahoma's premier undergraduate research fair in 2019. The 20th annual Oklahoma research day will be held march 8th on the Weatherford campus. Organizers are expecting nearly 1000 students and faculty from universities and colleges around the state. Events will be held at both the Pioneer Cellular Event Center and Wellness Center on the SWOSU campus.