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Elk City Businessman Appointed to Oversee Five State Universities

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Governor Kevin Stitt has said he is reappointing Elk City businessman Joe Hall to the board of regents that oversees Oklahoma State University and four other state universities. Governor Stitt says he would reappoint Hall to the nine-member panel that also governs Connors State College, Langston University, Northeastern Oklahoma A&M and Panhandle State University. Hall will serve an eight-year term on the board.

Oklahoma Area Schools Grades

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The Oklahoma state board of education has approved the release of new A-F report cards for public schools that have previously been criticized by state educators for having flawed metrics. Weatherford high school and west elementary were given an overall grade of "C". Weatherford middle school earned over all grade of "B". Burcham and East elementary schools were not provided an overall grade. For Clinton schools, Southwest and Washingtonelementary schools were provided a grade of "C". Nance elementary did not receive an overall grade. Clinton middle and high schools each received a grade of "D". Among other things, the new grading system will assess individual school performance on statewide tests, graduation rates and English language proficiency.

 

Two Bessie Men Sentenced for five years for Assault and Battery

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Two Bessie men have been sentenced in Custer county district court to five year prison terms in connection with a February 2017 incident. 67 year old John CareyDudgeon and 40 year old Jimmy Dudgeon entered pleas of guilty last month to one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and pleas of no contest to kidnapping and a second charge of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. The men went into a trailer house in the 300 block of Reid road in Weatherford where they tied up the occupant of the home, hit him, and stabbed him 10 times.

SWOSU hosts Asain American Festival

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The Asian American student association of Southwestern Oklahoma State University is hosting its annual lunar new year festival tonight on the Weatherford campus. The event will be held in the memorial student center ballroom beginning at 6:30pm. Participants have the opportunity to eat authentic food from a variety of cultures, and all the food will be sold for $1 or less.

SWOSU Sayre Writing and Research Project

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Southwestern OklahomaState University at Sayre will host the 20th annual timed writing and research project March 12.

All area high school juniors and seniors are welcome to participate, according to event planner and SWOSU-Sayre language and literature instructor Terry Ford. For more information about participating in the upcoming event, contact Terry Ford at the Sayre campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University.

Weatherford Public Schools hosts parent night

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Weatherford public schools will host a parent night tonight. The speaker will be RobertHakkenson, who will discuss social media safety and information about teen vaping. The parent night event will be held in the PerformingArts Center beginning at 6pm.

Custer County Republican Meeting

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The Custer county republicans will meet this month at the branding iron restaurant in Clinton. It will be a business meeting where officers will be elected for the next two years and delegates will be selected to the district and state conventions. Platform suggestions will also be sent to the state party for consideration. The meeting will be held February 28th beginning at 7pm.

Ribon Cutting

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An open house and ribbon cutting is planned Friday for the Weatherford center of Oklahoma works job center. The event will be held Friday at 11 in suite 1 of 1516 Lera drive.

Four Western Oklahoma Residents Face Charges

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Media reports in Texas say that four teens and a young adult from western Oklahoma were arrested in WichitaFalls, TexasFriday night for allegedly stealing merchandise from Kohl’s. The report says the five people were working together, walking around the store and removing tags from merchandise before stuffing the items inside their clothes. Police say they detained the suspects when they tried to leave the store. Police found a total of eight items of clothing and five pieces of jewelry on four of the five suspects. The items were valued at a total of $289. The suspects arrested included 18 year old JoshuaLoudermilk, 18 year old Zakkary Glass and 20 year old Nico Guoladdle, all from Burns Flat, 18 year old Serena Estrada of Elk City and a 17 year old Clinton juvenile. All five are facing a theft charge of engaging in organized criminal activity. Meanwhile, Estrada and the 17 year old youth face an additional charge of drug possession. The youth also is charged with tampering with evidence and a prohibited weapons charge for being in possession of brass knuckles.

Deceased Person Found In Vehicle

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Weatherford police confirm they are working a situation of a deceased person found in a vehicle this morning on carriage way. Police chief Louis Flowers says the medical examiner has been called to the scene. Police anticipate to release more details later today.