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Blaine County Accident

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A Hinton man was last listed in stable condition at OU Medical Center following a one vehicle accident yesterday in Blaine county. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 28 year old John Ibarra was driving on a county road, at an unsafe speed, 8 miles east of Greenfield, when he lost control of his pickup truck and struck a tree.

SWOSU In Sayre Celebrating Three Anniversaries This Year

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University at Sayre is celebrating three anniversaries this year. A display commemorating the important dates is located in the memorial student center on the Weatherford campus through June 22nd. SWOSU-Sayre is observing 30 years since Sayre Junior College merged with Southwestern Oklahoma University, 50 years since the medical laboratory technician and radio-logic technology program started, and 80 years since higher education began in Sayre with the founding of Sayre Junior College.

Custer County Commisioners Heat and Air Repair quote

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Custer county commissioners yesterday approved a quote for heat and air conditioning repairs at the courthouse for fiscal year 2018-19. The quote was from ats heat and air for $75 an hour.

 

Weatherford Hosting OK Kids State Baseball Tournaments

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Weatherford will serve as host to two OK Kids regional baseball tournaments and two OK Kids state baseball tournaments this summer. Weatherford will host the regional coach pitch baseball tournament and regional midget division baseball tournament beginning July 2nd and continuing through the 7th at the Kiwanis Baseball Complex. The OK Kids prep division state tournament will be in Weatherford July 2nd through 7th at eagle field. The pee wee division state tournament will be at the Kiwanis Complex from July 10th through 14th. Weatherford summer baseball organizers say each tournament will host at least 8 teams with potentially 576 players and their families visiting Weatherford. Weatherford is also set to host the 10 and under OK Kids state softball tournament beginning on Thursday.

 

 

Correctional Officer Charged with Child Abuse

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A correctional officer at the Great Plains Correctional Facility in Hinton has been placed on unpaid leave after being charged in Caddo County District Court with child abuse by injury. 26 year old Jorge Gonzalez of Hydro allegedly assaulted his two year old son. Police say there is video footage that Gonzalez physically assaulted and placed a pillow over the face of the juvenile. It's alleged that Gonzalez used the pillow to also strike the child in the upper part of his body. Gonzalez is due back in court in July.

Fatality in Blaine County

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A Mena, Arkansas man is dead following an accident Sunday morning on state highway 33, nearly 8 miles East of Watonga in Blaine county. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 21 year old Taylor Andrew Tharp was pronounced dead at Mercy Hospital of Watonga. Troopers say the semi Tharp was driving departed the road, he over corrected and rolled the semi two and half times. Tharp was ejected from the semi during the incident.

Western Oklahoma Blood Drives Today

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Two blood drives are planned today in Western Oklahoma with the Oklahoma Blood Institute. One blood drive is at the Wellness center on the campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, and is sponsored by the Weatherford Kiwanis and Rotary clubs. The drive begins at 11 and ends at 4. Another blood drive is at the Canute Community Center sponsored by the Canute Lions Club, running from 12:30 to 5:30.

 

Custer County Municipal Filing Period Ends

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Only one race developed after the three day filing period for municipal seats in the cities of Weatherford and Clinton. Incumbent ward 2 Clinton city councilman Don Rodolph is challenged by Ernie Dowdell. That race will be held in November. Clinton ward 4 city councilman Bobby Stewart filed unopposed, as did Clinton mayor David Berrong and Weatherford mayor Mike Brown.

Weatherford Public Forum to be Held Next Week

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A public forum will be held next week by Weatherford Regional Hospital. The forum will allow the public to ask questions about the clearly yes campaign. The ballot question is asking voters to allow the hospital to reallocate previously earmarked funds for the purchase of diagnostic equipment. The public forum will be held in the large conference room of Weatherford Regional Hospital next Thursday beginning at 5:30.

Weatherford Director of PCEC Speaks to State Regents

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The director of the Pioneer Cellular Event Center on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Weatherford was recently invited to speak to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education. Nate Downs spoke about the effort of the university with the Rhea Wildfire that burned over 285,000 acres in Western Oklahoma earlier this spring. The Pioneer Cellular Event Center served as the incident command center for firefighters from around the nation. The team conducted briefings with local firefighters and other agencies, issued updates and alerts to the public and prepared personnel and vehicles to travel to burn sites.