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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.

Custer County offers assistance for Storm Shelters


Custer county residents who are seeking rebate assistance for a storm shelter can apply November 28th. Custer county emergency management director Mike Galloway says grants will be provided for 50 safe-rooms in Custer county.


Applications can be filled out at the Custer county fairgrounds in Clinton on November 28th at 10am, 2pm or 6:30pm. Galloway says applicants are asked to have their money ready for the project when they apply.



Two Weatherford Businesses for Sale

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Two Weatherford businesses, under the same ownership have closed and are up for sale pursuant to the Oklahoma power of sale act. The sale of Deep Creek Burger and Benchwarmer Brown's Sports Grill will occur December 12th following a mailing of a notice of intent of foreclosure.

Flexoraphic Packaging Division of Kodak includes Weatherford Location

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A leading private equity firm says it has reached an agreement to acquire the flexographic packaging division of Kodak, including the Weatherford location. Montagu will acquire the division. However, no impact is planned on personnel at the Weatherford site. The company sells its products in more than 70 countries worldwide. Montagu intends to work in close partnership with the management team to continue the company's growth.