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Funeral Services Monday for Former District Court Judge

 

Funeral services will be held today in Clinton for a former Second Judicial District Judge who died last week. Services for Judge Charles “Buzz” Goodwin will be held at 3:00 in First United Methodist Church. He served as Second Judicial District Judge that covers Custer, Beckham, Washita, Roger Mills and Ellis counties. In honor of Judge Goodwin, the Custer County Courthouse will close today at 2:00.

 

Special Session of State Legislature Continues

The State Senate and House will be back in session today, after failing last week to pass a large tax increase. State Representative Harold Wright says lawmakers are trying to find new ways to bridge the state's $215 million budget hole.

House leaders say this week they plan to present a bill to dip into revolving funds. It would only need a simple majority vote to pass.

 

Cordell City Council Seeks Information on Distribution Agreement with OMPA

 

Cordell City Council acting as the utilities authority is seeking additional information surrounding a distrubution service agreement with its power supplier OMPA. City administrator J.C. Moser outlines the terms of the proposed agreement. (audio at top of page)

Moser says more discussion is planned on the proposed agreement in December.

 

Sales Tax Revenue Up Again in Weatherford

 

It was another positive sales tax month in the city of Weatherford. Sales for the month of September were up 16%, marking the 8th consecutive month of an increase in sales tax. Currently in Weatherford, 33 new homes are under construction, along with 51 apartments and 11 commercial buildings.

 

Clinton Veterans' Day Parade Set for Friday

The Clinton Veterans Day parade is this afternoon, says Chamber of Commerce President Julie Burden.

The parade begins at 4 this afternoon on Frisco Avenue in Clinton.

 

SWOSU Announces Scholarship for Pursuit of Authentic Journalism

 

Southwestern Oklahoma State Univesity in Weatherford has announced the establishment of the Jack B. Shelton & Walter Crouch Memorial Scholarship for the pursuit of authentic journalism. The scholarship fund with the SWOSU foundation will provide financial support to SWOSU junior and senior-level students studying communication arts with a mass communications emphasis. Contributions to the fund may be made by visiting www.givetoswosu.com.

 

Cordell Increases Daily Vendor Permit Fee

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Cordell City Administrator J.C. Moser says the city council this week adjusted the daily vendor permit fee from $10 to $25.  The increase in the fee comes after one business complained last month about the low cost of the fee.

Clinton City Council Approves City Manager to Allow Street Closures

 

 

Clinton City Council this week approved an ordinance allowing for the closure of streets for approved purposes by the city manager. Current city manager Mark Skiles on what the ordinance allows (audio at top of page).

If the city manager denied a request, it could be appealed to the city council.

 

Cordell Combines EMS and Fire Departments

 

Cordell City Council this week decided to combine the EMS and Fire Departments under one umbrella says City Administrator J.C. Moser.

Moser says the offices would remain at the fire department. He says the benefit would create less staffing issues for the ambulance.

 

Clinton Retailers Start Holiday Open Houses

 

 

Christmas open houses start today at retailers in Clinton. Clinton Chamber of Commerce President Julie Burden says open houses run through Saturday, with most retailers offering store-wide discounts.