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Safety Threat at Cordell Public Schools

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Parents and students of Cordell public school were informed Friday that students reported to school employees that a student planned to harm others at the school in the coming months. Superintendent Brad Overton says police and the OklahomaState Bureau of investigation were on site to investigate the situation. Overton says there was not a safety threat on Friday and the student in question was immediately isolated and underwent questioning.

Flu Update

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The number of people killed by the flu in Oklahoma has now climbed to 18 this flu season. Only one death has been reported in the northwest region of the state that encompasses western Oklahoma counties. Statewide, the virus has put 430 people in the hospital since September. Locally, 4 hospitalizations have been reported in Custer county, 7 in Caddo county, 2 in Blaine, and one each in Beckham and Washita counties.

Underground electrical Work in Weatherford

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A new project is kicking off in the city of Weatherford. City officials say underground electrical work is underway in the parking lot of Walmart where an electric car charging station will locate. Plans call for 4 spots for car charging purposes. Additionally, plans are under review by the city for a remodel and expansion of in fine feather on east main street. Plans call for a remodel of the interior of exterior of the building and an expansion by some 1200 square feet.

Swosupalooza tickets on Sale

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Parker McCollum and The Read Southall Band are the featured artists at this year's Swosupalooza, scheduled for April 5th, on the Weatherford campus of Southwestern Oklahoma State University. The SWOSU panorama series and SWOSU student government association are sponsors of the concert in the Pioneer Cellular Event Center. Advance tickets are $15 and are on sale at Stubwire.com. Swosupalooza will continue April 6th with live music, food trucks, and games at Crowder Lake university park.

SWOSU Sage Steam Camp

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Oklahoma students will have the opportunity to experience the sage steam camp at Southwestern OklahomaState University in Weatherford for the second year during the summer of 2019. The southwest alliance for girls enrichment committee members are looking for students from across the state who are currently in the 7th grade and interested in exploring science, technology, engineering, arts & humanities and mathematics. Students will stay overnight in university residence halls during the week of the camp, June 9 -15. They will participate in hands-on activities on the SWOSU campus, interact with role models from various fields and travel to local destinations around western Oklahoma and OklahomaCity to experience steam on-site. Student nominations by teachers, counselors and principals are being accepted online through January 29th.

Absentee Ballots for Board of Education Election

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Voters in western Oklahoma counties who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them can now apply for those ballots for the February 12th board of education primary election. County election boards can accept applications for absentee ballots until 5pm February 6th. An online version of the form can be filled out and submitted electronically on the state election website. Ballots must be in the hands of county election board officials by 7pm on election day to be counted.

Cllinton Drivers License office hours

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The Oklahoma highway patrol says the Clinton drivers license office will be open from 8am until noon through Friday for written tests, out of state transfers, renewals and I.D. Card issuance. The office will be closed in the afternoons this week so the examiner can administer driving exams.

Board of Education Candidates

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The two school board of education candidates for seat 3 in Clinton public schools will participate in a school board candidate forum next month. Candidates Mustafa Sami and SusannaWilliams will participate in the event that will be held at the Frisco conference center, February 6th, beginning at noon.

Construction Downtown Weatherford

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Another building will be going up in downtown Weatherford soon. The city of Weatherford issued a permit this week for the construction of a building at 212 West Main. The building does not have a specific use, it is being built for prospective future occupancy.

Stafford Museum Closed for Maintenance

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Officials with the StaffordAir & Space museum in Weatherford say the museum will be closed on January 28th due to electrical work surrounding the expansion of the facility.