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SWOSU Football Reunion Celebrates National Runner-Up Team


The 40th reunion is being held this weekend on the Weatherford campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University for the SWOSU football team that played in the NAIA Division I National Championship game. The Bulldogs finished 11-1 that season, losing 24-7 in the title game in Seattle. Reunion activities are planned this evening and all day tomorrow. The team will be recognized Saturday during the 2pm SWOSU football game with Arkansas Tech University.


SWOSU Student Group Sponsoring Book Drive


The Student Oklahoma Education Association at Southwestern Oklahoma State University is sponsoring a book drive through November 3rd on the Weatherford campus. The association is asking for donation of early childhood and young adult books. Drop boxes are located on the first floor of the Stafford Center, second floor of the Campbell Building and first floor of the Education Building.


Cordell Memorial Hospital Hosts Annual Health Fair


The 28th annual Health Fair for Cordell Memorial Hospital is scheduled for this month. The event will be held each day October 16 - 18th from 7:30 to noon. The yearly event provides reduced-cost exams for attendees who might not otherwise receive vital health screenings.


Loader Fire Damages Structure on Loomis


Weatherford firemen say a fire in the 600 block of Loomis this week occurred when a front end loader caught fire and damaged the structure it was inside. Captain Jay Moore says the equipment was a total loss. He says the structure suffered around $20,000 damage.


Corn Man Injured in Accident South of Clinton

A Corn man was last listed in stable condition at OU Medical Center following a two vehicle accident yesterday on U.S. Highway 183, just south of Clinton in Custer County. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 59-year-old Eugene Thomas was transported to OUMedical Center. Thomas was driving north on U.S. 183, rear ended a semi and struck a ditch.


Supreme Court Denies Rojem Petitions


The United States Supreme Court has denied petitions by Richard Rojem challenging his death sentence. Rojem was convicted in 1985 in the Washita County kidnapping, rape and murder of his 7-year-old step-daughter, Layla Cummings. Officials say while the denial exhausts the appeals for Rojem, he will likely apply for clemency. The scheduling of an execution date for Rojem is pending.


Internet Sting Operation Conducted Against Child Predators

The Oklahoma Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force conducted a sting operation in mid-September aimed at intercepting individuals preying on Oklahoma children. During the week long operation, law enforcement arrested 12 individuals attempting to have sexual contact with minors. A total of 15 local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies were involved in the operation, including the Custer County Sheriff's office.


Miss SWOSU Pageant Tickets on Sale


13 Southwestern Oklahoma State University co-eds will compete for the title of Miss SWOSU on the Weatherford campus October 28th. The pageant, which is a preliminary contest for the Miss Oklahoma and Miss America pageants, will be held in the Fine Arts Center beginning at 7pm. Tickets are on sale and available from any of the contestants and at the SWOSUPublic Relations and Marketing office in the Administration Building. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for those with a SWOSUID card. All tickets at the door are $20. In conjunction with the Miss SWOSU pageant, five teens will compete for the title of Miss SWOSUOutstanding Teen.


Conjoint Robbery Charges Filed Against Two Weatherford Residents


Charges of conjoint robbery have been filed in Custer County District Court on two Weatherford residents. 25-year-old Rufus Santos Herrera and 27-year-old Hipolito John Herrera are accused in the September 8th robbery of Jiffy Trip on North Washington. Court records show one of the suspects asked the clerk for all his money. The clerk emptied the safe behind him and the register, but the suspects allegedly only got away with about $55 by reaching in and taking money from the tray.


Clinton City Council to Consider Tourism Funds Application


Clinton City Council acting as the Industrial Authority will consider an application of $2500 in tourism funds when it meets tonight. The funds would be used for the Oklahoma Western Heifer Show planned for next month. A funding application filed with the City of Clinton show the event would bring an estimated 200-300 exhibitors and spectators. The livestock show would be open to junior exhibitors in Oklahoma and surrounding states.