Fall semester classes will begin Monday at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Dr. Lori Gwen says the university is implementing a new student success center. The student success center offers lab and advising hours from 8 AM to 9 PM Monday through Friday, 9 AM to 2 PM on Saturday and noon to 4 PM on Sunday.
Demolition of the transportation building - which was scheduled for last week in connection with a bond project at Weatherford Public Schools - was delayed until this week, says Superintendent Chad Wilson. The district has many bond projects planned including the construction of new schools at the locations of East and West Elementary.
Thomas-Fay-Custer Schools Superintendent Rob Royalty says work should begin later this fall or winter on the demolition of the old gymnasium as the district begins building projects which include construction of a new lower elementary. The work is being funded through the passage of a bond issue by district voters.
SWOSU President Dr. Randy Beutler spoke at the Weatherford Rotary yesterday about a project he has been working on in his spare time surrounding the impact of rodeo. Dr. Beutler says he already has a publisher and hopes to have a finished product in about a year.
Officials in Elk City have signed a contract in an effort to redesign the city swimming pool, says City Manager Lee Litterell. Once a plan has been determined it will need to go before the Caps Committee and the City Commission for approval.
Eight Weatherford High School cheerleaders have qualified to March in this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York city. Spokesperson Melissa Morgan says fundraising efforts are underway. The cost of the trip for each cheerleader is around $3000. The Route 66 Nights event is planned for this Friday night.
In a follow-up to a vandalism story we brought you last week at the ole fishing hole in Weatherford, Mayor Mike Brown weighs-in on the recent damage to restrooms at the site. Police Chief Louis Flowers has said the department is patrolling the area in an effort to crack down on the vandalism.
Officials with Weatherford Public Schools met with parents of East and West Elementary students this week as the district prepares to replace the two schools with brand new buildings. Superintendent Chad Wilson says demolition work is expected to begin soon. Portable units are being set up to hold classes for the new school year while the new schools are being constructed.
On Monday, Custer County Commissioners approved an Oklahoma Department of Transportation form surrounding the securing of additional right of way for the Lawter Road project, says Commissioner Kurt Hamburger. The acquisition of six more right of way needs to occur along with the purchase of a house before the project can begin.
Some new events are coming up for the Clinton Chamber of Commerce says president Julie Caldwell. The retail committee is also working on different upcoming events.