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Marion County districts strategy upcoming 12 months understaffed

Intervention specialists, overseas language instructors and secondary schooling lecturers: these are the best wants for Marion County’s college districts as they face the nationwide scarcity of lecturers with the upcoming tutorial 12 months simply weeks away. Throughout the nation, staffing gaps in schooling vary from the a whole bunch...
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101st Caddo County Free Fair coming soon

The 101st annual Caddo County Free Fair will be August 29 through September 1 at the Caddo County Fairgrounds located in Anadarko. The fair will kick off on Monday with the swine and poultry shows starting at 9 a.m., followed by the goat show. The fair will feature a livestock...
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Fletcher families say cemetery made mistakes on plot placements

Fletcher, Okla. (KOKH) — Several families buried loved ones at Fletcher Cemetery say there is a mistake with their families burial placement. When Aimee Lowery's daughter was killed in a car wreck, Lowery bought three plots next to her. Lowery now says another person is buried there. Aimee Lowery...

H.E. Bailey project could pave way for higher speed limits

LAWTON – Rehabilitation of a 16-mile stretch of the H.E. Bailey Turnpike is part of an ongoing project that could allow speed limits to be raised on the heavily traveled corridor connecting Lawton to the Oklahoma City metro area. A “dowel bar retrofit” project is being performed on the...

UPDATE: Meers Fire 85% contained

COMANCHE COUNTY, Okla. (KSWO) - Comanche County Emergency management released a new update on the HWY-115 and Meers Fire, following successful actions by firefighters working to contain the blaze on Sunday. Officials said the fire is now 85% contained, allowing all assisting departments to return home as the Meers Volunteer...

Weekly Events Calendar, August 1-7, 2022

Each week, Oklahoma Today staffers comb through their calendars to find a handful of great events happening across the state. Get out! See Oklahoma! And be sure to let us know what you find, either here or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at @oklahomatoday. Fairly Fun. Since 1915, the Mountain...

‘Nightmare’ close to Elgin Bay leaves residents, neighbours fuming

Residents are persevering with to expertise frustration on the lack of progress on the town’s Centennial Drive Reconstruction Venture, which features a sewage pumping station close to the Elgin Bay rental constructing on Cedar Island Street. Since building started final spring, work on the pumping station has been topic...

Crews still working to contain Meers fire

COMANCHE COUNTY, Okla. (KSWO) - Fire crews from across southwest Oklahoma are working around the clock to contain the fire in the Meers area that’s been burning for days. It started north of Lake Lawtonka on Thursday and re-sparked Friday afternoon. The blaze led to several evacuations in the...

‘Iconic’ Hemmens in Elgin one step nearer to $6M addition

The greater than 50-year-old Hemmens Cultural Heart in Elgin is one step nearer to a $6 million facelift that officers say will guarantee its future for “a long time to return.”. Elgin Metropolis Council members this week gave preliminary approval for an architectural and engineering contract with Cordogan Clark...

4th of July celebrations start throughout Southwest Oklahoma

SOUTHWEST OKLAHOMA (KSWO) – A number of Independence Day celebrations are kicking off throughout Southwest Oklahoma all through the times main as much as 4th of July. Giving residents throughout the realm an opportunity to have fun with buddies, household, and neighbors! Beginning tonight, there are few completely different choices to take a look at some festive enjoyable.

The City of Fletcher makes multiple burial placement errors

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) -Multiple families are upset with the City of Fletcher, after the final resting place for their loved ones was not honored. In most families, once a person passes away the family buys burial plots next to them in an effort to keep the family together. However, two families said the City of Fletcher made at least two errors in placing someone in a plot, which was already paid for by someone else.

Town of Norge makes Large Donation to Fire Department

The town made a substantial donation to Pioneer Fire Department for purchase of a new EMR Unit. With receipt of the ARPA Funds that were issued to the town, Mayor, Council Members and Citizens felt the right thing to do with the unexpected money was to pay it forward. Pictures upper row (left to right) are Harley May and Tiffany McGaughey “council members”, Carolyn Luevano “Mayor”, Clay Elrod “Pioneer FD” and Kim Lewis “town clerk”. Bottom row are Armstrong girls “1st 3”, and Kydalynn McGaughey Lewis.

City Hosts Water Drive for Public Safety Employees

The City of Chickasha announced today that they are hosting a water drive benefitting their public safety departments. Fire, police and public works employees work long hours in the heat, and staying hydrated is critical to being able to safely provide services to citizens.  “Our officers, especially in this heat,...

Chickasha Hires Winzenried as Parks & Recreation Director

Spencer Winzenried was recently hired as the new Parks & Recreation Director for the City of Chickasha.  “I look forward to listening to what our citizens want from their parks facilities, their Sports Complex and the lake,” Winzenried said. “Being able to help bring those ideas to fruition is my job as a city employee, and I look forward to being part of this revitalization”