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Cordell City Council Discussion

 

Cordell city council held discussion this week to consider a municipal sales tax increase to help support Cordell memorial hospital. Mayor Bob Plummer provided details to the council.

The vote would likely occur in a special election. The council took no action on the discussion item.

 

 

 

 

 

U.S Sentor Reacts to President's State of the Union Address

 

President Donald Trump issued the state of the union address last night. U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe reacts to the address by the president.

 

Inhofe says the president has reduced over regulations. He says the president has hinted he would issue an emergency declaration to fund a boarder wall.

Area School Closes due to Flu

 

The flu is affecting one area school district. Thomas-Fay-Custer schools are closed today through Friday as the result of a high absentee rate from the flu says superintendent Rob Royalty.

 

Royalty says the flu is cutting into more than one-fifth of the student population and is also affecting staff. He says the flu is greatly affecting grades k-6.

Child Abuse Investigation

 

Weatherford police are investigating a report of child abuse. Detective Chris Cote says officials with a local daycare reported the suspected abuse to authorities.

 

Cote says during an interview, the foster parents did admit to striking the 11 month old child. He says once the investigation is complete, the case will be turned over to the office of the district attorney for the consideration of possible charges.

Weatherford Water Source Concerns

 

Weatherford mayor Mike Brown is concerned over the potential loss of water over the next 20 years as area sand mines plan to use some 3 billion gallons of water a year from the rush springs aquifer, which provides water to several communities.

 

Brown says city officials have discussed the next source of water for the city. He says it could come in the way of water contracts with other municipalities in future.

 

PSO Scam Warning

 

A warning from officials at public service company of Oklahoma that scammers are posing as utility employees and demanding immediate payment or personal information under the false threat of service disconnection. PSO external affairs manager Mike Hixson says PSO and many other agencies are being affected by scams.

 

Hixson says PSO never asks customers for pre-paid debit cards for payment. He says anyone with questions can call the customer service department of PSO.

 

 

Funds for Stafford Air and Space Museum

Weatherford city council acting as the public works authority approved a resolution last night authorizing the incurring of indebtedness by the trustees not to exceed $1 million for funds for the construction of the tom Stafford Air & Space Museum expansion. David Duncan is city attorney.

The loan will have a fixed interest rate of 3.95% with an option to extend for another year.

 

Weatherford 42nd Annual Livestock Show

 

The 42nd annual Weatherford livestock show will be held today and tomorrow featuring several western Oklahoma schools says spokesperson Andy McPherson.

 

Mcpherson says the show stopper event featuring area special education students begins at 10am today, followed by the cattle, goat and sheep shows. The pig show will be held Saturday. All the events will be held at the Doug Villines pavilion in Rader Park.

 

 

 

 

SWOSU Football Player Tragedy

 

A student-athlete at Southwestern Oklahoma State University has died. Vice president of marketing and public relations Brian Adler says place kicker Jackson Wilhite of the SWOSU football team, died yesterday.

 

Wilhite, who is a graduate of Norman North, was in his sophomore year at SWOSU.

Weatherford Hospital Audit

 

The Weatherford hospital authority was presented the audit for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2018. Chief executive officer DebbieHowe provides details of the audit.

 

Howe says the loss was contributed to the refinancing of the note and physician recruitment expenses.