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Weatherford School Board Meet In Special Session

By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: May 25, 2017

The Weatherford School Board of Education this morning approved an agreement between Weatherford Public Schools and Easley Associates Architects to provide professional architectural design services for an upcoming bond proposal. Superintendent Chad Wilson says much of the discussion surrounded the district selecting a construction manager or general contractor for any upcoming project.

Wilson says it will be up to the board to decide which projects to seek funding for in a bond request.

Storm Spotters Venturing Out

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: May 24, 2017

When it comes to storm spotting this year in western Oklahoma, Weatherford Emergency Manager Mike Karlin says city officials have decided to view storms in a different manner. Karlin says previoiusly, spotters would get about 8-10 miles outside Weatherford. But now, he says spotters are venturing much further away from Weatherford to watch the storms.

Karlin says spotters were also in the Gotebo, Carnegie and Hobart areas following storms into Weatherford last week.

Plans Moving Forward For Papa John's In Weatherford

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: May 24, 2017

The City of Weatherford has issued a building permit for the new Papa Johns Pizza that will locate at 900 east Main. Plans call for the remodel and add-on of 288 square feet to the former car wash next to Dominos. Papa Johns has plans for a drive thru window. Cost of the project is $150,000.

Summer Classes Offered At SWOSU

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: May 24, 2017

Southwestern Oklahoma State University summer semester classes in Weatherford and Sayre begin Monday, June 5th. Weatherford campus registrar Shamus Moore says late enrollment for 8 week classes continues through une 6th. Four-week classes are also offered in June and July. The deadline to enroll for June courses is June 5th and July 5th for courses that begin in July. Moore says students can enroll at the registrar's office on either the Weatherford or Sayre campuses. Online enrollment is also available through the SWOSU website for students who meet certain criteria.

Tele-Hospialist Program Offered At Sayre Community Hospital

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: May 24, 2017

Sayre hospital patients will soon access a hospital doctor with the touch of a button. Sayre Community Hospital is teaming up with St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City to begin a fully functional tele-hospialist program. Using cameras and monitors, the program allows a pateint in a Sayre hospital bed to consult with a hospital in Oklahoma City.

OASA Announces District Superintendents Of The Year

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: May 24, 2017

The Oklahoma Association of School Administrators have selected 20 school superintendents from across the state as the 2017 OASA District Superintendent of the Year from their respective districts. Of the 20 superintendents, the late Ron Hughes was selected from Burns Flat-Dill City along with Cindy Hackney of Anadarko and Rocky Burchfield of Fairview. The 20 superintendents are eligible for the title of 2017 Oklahoma Superintendent of the Year, which will be announced June 7th. Additionally, the 20 assistant superintendents for their respective districts included Tyler Bridges at Clinton Public Schools.

Elk City To Build Indoor Sports Facility

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: May 23, 2017

An agreement has been signed by Elk City commissioners with Joe D. Hall Construction for the construction of an indoor sports facility. City Manager Lee Litterell says an exact timetable for construction has not been established.

Litterell says the scope of the work will allow for the basketball leagues to be held at one location and will also be utilized by adults.

Insurance Commissioner Warns Of Scammers

By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: May 23, 2017

Oklahoma insurance commissioner John Doak is urging storm vicitms to be on the lookout for scam artists. The anti-fraud division of the Oklahoma Insurance Department has received complaints about suspcious phone calls to storm victims in both Elk City and Perkins. In addition to phone calls, scammer may also go door-to-door offering goods or services. Commissioner Doak provides some tips to help protect yourself.

Doak says there have been no reports of consumers losing money to the scam. Additionally, he says storm victims should require references before any work is done and should check them out. Get more than one estimate and to get everything in writing.

Clean Up Continues In Elk City

By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: May 23, 2017

Clean up from tornado damage continues in Elk City says city manager Lee Litterell.  

Litterell says The Elk City Landfill will be accepting storm debris until Tuesday, May 30th free of charge. He says some requests have been made for volunteers outside the city limits. Litterell says volunteers can call city hall to offer their services.

Policy Manuel In Discussion For Custer County Detention Center Personnel

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By Mike Smith - Wright Wradio News Director - Published: May 23, 2017

Custer county commissioners yesterday held discussion on a detention policy manuel from Lexipol for detention center personnel. Sheriff Kenneth Tidwell says the company creates and maintaines policies and procedures for detention centers and law enforcement agencies based on federal and state laws.

Tidwell says the company updates policy and case law. He says it is a constant live policy with documentation. Commissioners took no action on the discussion, but plan addtional consideration in the future.