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Pioneer Center Hosts Stew Dinner

The Pioneer Senior Center in Weatherford is hosting its annual stew dinner at noon on Saturday. Spokesperson Callie Waldrop says it's the only fundraiser for the Pioneer Center.

Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for children 10 and under. Tickets can be purchased from a Pioneer Center committee member.

 

Thomas-Fay-Custer Schools Considering Bond Issue Resolution

An architect firm and construction manager have been selected for a possible building project for Thomas-Fay-Custer schools. Superintendent Rob Royalty says the projects under consideration include, among other things, a new lower elementary that would connect to the upper elementary. Royalty says in addition the district is considering an athletic complex that would include a new football stadium.

Royalty says the board has until mid-December to act on a resolution for a bond election to get on the February ballot.

 

Weatherford School Board Reviews 2017 Audit

 

The Weatherford Board of Education received its audit report for fiscal year 2017 from Britton, Kuykendall and Miller CPAs. James Kuykendall says it was a good report.

Kuykendall says local and federal funds increased for the school district, while state funding was down for the past year.

 

Elk City Elementary School Nears Opening

Elk City schools Superintendent Rick Garrison provided an update on the new elementary building project during a meeting last night.

Garrison says the district is still about $1.3 million under budget for the project.

 


 

Custer County Sheriff's Office Food Drive Begins

The Custer County sheriff's office food drive begins today says sheriff Kenneth Tidwell.

Food donations can be dropped off at the sheriff's office from 8-4 Monday through Friday, excluding weekends and holidays.

 

Attempt to Purchase Marijuana Results in Suspected Robbery

Weatherford police are looking into a reported incident over the weekend says detective Chris Cote.

"We had a victim that went over to the place basically to purchase marijuana from somebody, and while they were over there, they were taken of money they had on them," Cote said. "Wasn't any weapons or anything used, it was just taken kind of by force."

Detective Cote says no arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.