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Weatherford - SWOSU Blood Drive

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The SWOSU-Weatherford campus will be the site for a back to school blood drive on Monday. The blood drive by the Oklahoma Blood Institute will be held in at the Wellness Center from 11 AM to 4 PM, and the public is invited to participate.

Weatherford - Planning & Zoning of Autumn Ridge

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The Weatherford Planning & Zoning Commission approved the preliminary plan for Autumn Ridge phase 4 this week. The plan shows the development will consist of 27 single-family homes. The Planning & Zoning Committee must approve the final plan before it goes to the City Commission.

Elk City - Rodeo Of Champions

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When the Rodeo of Champions returns to Elk City, it will have one fans' favorite acts. Whiplash the Cowboy Monkey will be in town to entertain during each night of the rodeo August 30th through September 1st. Performances start at 8pm each night. For more information, visit www.elkcityrodeo.com.

Custer County District Court - Shirey Plea & Sentencing

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A Carnegie resident has pleaded guilty in Custer County District Court to an amended charge of assault with intent to commit a felony. 19 Year old Troy Dean Shirey will do 10 weekends of jail time and must register as a sex offender. Shirey was originally charged with lewd or indecent acts for flipping up the dress of a 12 year old female at a camp held in Weatherford in 2018. Court records further state that Shirey kissed and inappropriately touched the female.

Custer County District Court - Ater Plea

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A Custer City man will have the remainder of a ten year prison term suspended after the completion of a drug offender work camp or comparable program through the Department of Corrections. 41 Year old Brian Ater pleaded no contest this week to a charge of assault with intent to commit a felony. Ater had been accused of physically assaulting a woman at a Custer City address in April.

Weatherord - Theft at Weatherford High School

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Weatherford police are investigating a June 30th incident at Weatherford High School. Police say a male entered the high school and went through several classrooms, taking numerous items. Police say as the male left the building some of the property was left in the lawn the high school. Anyone with information is urged to call the Weatherford Police Department about the incident.

Voter Registration Deadline

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The last day to apply for voter registration is August 16th to be eligible to vote in the September 10th special elections in Washita and Beckham counties. Voters in Cordell will decide on a one-cent sales tax increase for Cordell Memorial Hospital. Canute Public Schools, along with Sayre Public Schools in Beckham county, are each seeking passage of bond propositions.

Fema Approves State Request for Disaster Assistance

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved the state's request for public assistance for four additional counties, including Caddo, that were impacted by flooding and severe weather from May 7th to June 9th. 41 Counties were previously approved for public assistance including Custer, Beckham, Blaine, Dewey and Washita. Damage assessments indicate the disaster caused more than $22 million in infrastructure damage, debris and response costs.

Fatality in the Thomas Area of Custer County

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A Dacoma, Oklahoma man is dead following a one vehicle accident early Sunday morning on a Custer county road northwest of Thomas. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says 52 year old Chad Hillman died at the scene after the semi he was driving failed to negotiate a curve and rolled over. Hillman was ejected from the semi during the incident.

Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribes Economic Impact

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A new report shows the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes are making millions of dollars in economic impact in Oklahoma. The report by the Center for Native American and Urban Studies at Oklahoma City University shows that in 2017, the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes had an economic impact of over $261 million. The financial impact includes over 1900 jobs in Oklahoma and almost $100 million in wages.