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Flex-Chem Corporation Provides Matching Gift to SWOSU


Flex-Chem Corporation is generously providing a $10,000 matching donation to Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford as part of the university's 2017 Giving Tuesday scholarship fundraising competition. The corporation maintains operations in Weatherford, Edmond, Ada and Pecos, Texas. Giving Tuesday is an international day of charity.


Pioneer Center Hosts Stew Dinner

The Pioneer Senior Center in Weatherford is hosting its annual stew dinner at noon on Saturday. Spokesperson Callie Waldrop says it's the only fundraiser for the Pioneer Center.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Tickets can be purchased from a Pioneer Center committee member.


Weatherford Chamber of Commerce Seeking Award Nominations


The Weatherford Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for the annual Roots & Wings and Weatherford Hall of Fame awards.

The Roots and Wings award honors a Weatherford citizen that has exhibited exceptional support for the youth of Weatherford through volunteer efforts. The Hall of Fame award is made to a present or former resident of Weatherford who has made a significant impact to the community, the state of Oklahoma or nation.

Applications are available at the chamber office. Application deadline is December 5th. The awards will be presented at the Weatherford Chamber annual banquet on January 25th.


Thomas-Fay-Custer Schools Considering Bond Issue Resolution

An architect firm and construction manager have been selected for a possible building project for Thomas-Fay-Custer schools. Superintendent Rob Royalty says the projects under consideration include, among other things, a new lower elementary that would connect to the upper elementary. Royalty says in addition the district is considering an athletic complex that would include a new football stadium.

Royalty says the board has until mid-December to act on a resolution for a bond election to get on the February ballot.


Free Flu Shots Available in Washita County


Cordell Memorial Hospital will begin to administer free flu shots beginning Thursday and continuing over the next several days in Washita County. Flu vaccines will be available Thursday at Burns Flat City Hall from 8:30 to 9:30 and the City Hall in Dill City from 10 to 11:30. Also, flu shots will be available at Canute High School from 1 to 3 Thursday afternoon.


Elk City, Sentinel With Elections Today

It's election day for voters in the City of Elk City and the Sentinel School District. Beckham County Election Board Secretary Deidre O'Briant says voters in the city of Elk City will cast ballots on a franchise proposition for Public Service Company of Oklahoma. Meanwhile, voters of the Sentinel School District will be deciding a proposition concerning the forming of an emergency medical services district. Polls are open until 7 tonight.

Weatherford School Board Reviews 2017 Audit


The Weatherford Board of Education received its audit report for fiscal year 2017 from Britton, Kuykendall and Miller CPAs. James Kuykendall says it was a good report.

Kuykendall says local and federal funds increased for the school district, while state funding was down for the past year.


Elk City Elementary School Nears Opening

Elk City schools Superintendent Rick Garrison provided an update on the new elementary building project during a meeting last night.

Garrison says the district is still about $1.3 million under budget for the project.



Custer County Sheriff's Office Food Drive Begins

The Custer County sheriff's office food drive begins today says sheriff Kenneth Tidwell.

Food donations can be dropped off at the sheriff's office from 8-4 Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and holidays.


Attempt to Purchase Marijuana Results in Suspected Robbery

Weatherford police are looking into a reported incident over the weekend says detective Chris Cote.

"We had a victim that went over to the place basically to purchase marijuana from somebody, and while they were over there, they were taken of money they had on them," Cote said. "Wasn't any weapons or anything used, it was just taken kind of by force."

Detective Cote says no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.