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Elk City Landfill Expansion Update

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Officials in Elk City say the new landfill cell expansion came in under budget by approximately $800,000. Officials say the landfill typically receives over 100 tons of trash per day and a typical year, without any disasters, yields approximately 30,000 tons. However, debris from the may 2017 tornado filled 20,000 cubic yards of space in the landfill.

Drugs Found During Traffic Stop

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Two Ohio residents face drug related charges in Custer county district court. 29 year old CoreyMedlock and 20 year old Alexi Rose Opp, both of Cincinnati, each are charged with aggravated trafficking illegal drugs. During a traffic stop on interstate 40 near Clinton, authorities discovered, among other things, three- one pound vacuumed sealed packages of crystal methamphetamine, a mason jar full of marijuana and a zip lock bag of marijuana.

SWOSU hosts OKC Thunder Basketball Camp

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The OklahomaCity Thunder will hold a summer youth basketball camp at the pioneer cellular event center on the campus of Southwestern OklahomaState University. Dates for the 2018 camp are June 5th - 7th. Thunder youth basketball camps are open to children ages 6 to 14. The three-day camp will be held from 9 - 3 each day. Registration starts at $185 per camper. You can register online at youth bb at okcthunder.com.

Weatherford Industrial Trust Meets Next Month

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The Weatherford industrial trust will meet next month. The trust will consider the approval of construction plans for red rock behavioral health services. The trust will also discuss a drainage issue at the business and technology park. The may 10th meeting is planned for 11am at city hall.

Weatherford City Commision Meeting

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The Weatherford city commission will meet in regular session this evening. The commission will consider a supplemental budget request of just over $16,000 for a storm warning siren system upgrade project. Additionally, the commission will consider an agreement between the city and Myers Engineering for engineering services for the reconstruction and widening of Lyle road. The commission meets today beginning at 5:00.

SWOSU Blood Drive

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Southwestern OklahomaState University in Weatherford had five blood drives during the 2017-18 school year. Officials with the Oklahoma blood institute reported a total of 783 donations. The December blood drive had the most donations at 216 donors.

SWOSU Drug Take Back Event

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Unwanted prescriptions or over-the-counter medications that are no longer needed can be disposed at a drug take back event today on the Weatherford campus of Southwestern OklahomaState University. The event will be held outside of the memorial student center by the clock tower from 10 until 2.

Ribbon Cutting for Dr. Marshall Huser Family Medicine

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The Weatherford chamber of commerce will have a ribbon cutting this afternoon for Dr. Marshall Huser Family Medicine on legacy drive. The ribbon cutting is planned for today at 1:00.

SWOSU Sayre Commencement May 3rd

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Southwestern OklahomaState University at Sayre will have its commencement May 3rd. University officials say the speaker for the evening will be family practice physician Wade T. McCoy from the Gilbert medical center in Bethany. The ceremony will be held in the Sayre public school auditorium beginning at 7pm.

Hinton Recognized as 22nd Safest City

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The town of Hinton has been recognized as the 22nd safest city in the nation. That's according to a report from the website safewise.com, an independent review site that analyzes the most recent FBI crime report to determine the 100 safest cities in America in 2018.