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City of Clinton Absentee Deadline and Early Voting

October 25, 2021 Custer County Election Board Press Release The deadline for requesting an Absentee Ballot for the November 9, 2021, City of Clinton Election for Councilman, Ward 3, Tuesday, November 2at 5 p.m. said Ann Brown,

Paragon News Update: October 25, 2021

Caddo Co. I-40 Accident Takes Hammon Man’s Life Dumpster Fires Land Clinton Man Arson Charge City of Clinton Absentee Deadline and Early Voting State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This

Elk City Commission Awards Bids For Property

October 21, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest Elk City Commissioner’s meeting, the Commission approved two bids for property to buyers that intend to restore the buildings.

Paragon News Update: October 22, 2021

Clinton Man Accused of Neglecting Adult Son – Charged Elk City Commission Awards Bids For Property State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten,

Paragon News Update: October 21, 2021

Murder Case Update: Defendant’s Request Denied SWOSU Offering Flu Vaccine & All Three COVID Vaccines Two More Fridays State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed

Weatherford Man Charged with Grand Larceny

October 20, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Weatherford man was arrested recently after attempting to steal over a $1,000 worth of items from the Weatherford Walmart.

Clinton Tornado Gets Rating

October 19, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The National Weather Service in Norman says the tornado that caused millions in property damage to the Clinton Regional Airport has been rated as an EF-1.

Paragon News Update: October 19, 2021

Clinton Man Wanted After Being Accused of Choking Woman Clinton Tornado Gets Rating Elk City Commission to Consider Multiple Bids for Property State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material

PSO Awards Grant to Hobart Museum

October 18, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Public Service Company of Oklahoma announced recently a $25,000 grant from the AEP Foundation to the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum in Hobart. The AEP Foundation is

Paragon News Update: October 18, 2021

Rape Charges Levied Against Mangum Man Juvenile Dies in Dewey Co. Wreck PSO Awards Grant to Hobart Museum State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,

Paragon News Update: October 14, 2021

Hydro Man Accused of Stabbing Girlfriend Custer County Sheriff’s Dept. Website Hacked Prize Money for Winning SWOSU Homecoming Floats Increases in 2021 State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material

Burglar Caught in Closet by Citizen

October 13, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha An Erick man was arrested recently after being caught hiding in a closet of a home he had allegedly broken into.

Paragon News Update: October 13, 2021

Tornado Causes Damage to Clinton Regional Airport Burglar Caught in Closet by Citizen SWOSU Department of Education One of Only 26 Programs to Win National Award State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All

High Speed Pursuit in Custer County Shuts Down I-40

October 12, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Burns Flat man is in critical condition when he wrecked his vehicle while being pursued by the Custer County Sheriff’s Department on Interstate 40 in Custer County.

Paragon News Update: October 12, 2021

Severe Weather Threat Tonight in Western Oklahoma High Speed Pursuit in Custer County Shuts Down I-40 Tennessee Man Receives Multiple Arson Charges in Beckham Co. State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights

Paragon News Update: October 11, 2021

August Sales Tax Numbers Show Economic Recovery Continues Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission Discusses Clinton-Sherman Airport Dr. Karen Sweeney Named Chair of SWOSU Department of Computer Science State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights

Election Day Reminders and Tips

October 7, 2021 Provided Press Release Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, October 12th, for the Town of Hammon Special Municipal Election. Roger Mills County Election Board Secretary, Jana Maddux, offers these

Paragon News Update: October 8th, 2021

Elk City Man Caught With Stolen Copper Wire – Charged Voters Lower Blood Requirement for Cheyenne-Arapaho Citizenship Election Day Reminders and Tips State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material

Paragon News Update: October 7, 2021

State Auditor Says Town of Lone Wolf Employee Misused Funds Detached Wheel Causes I-40 Accident in Washita Co. State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,

Paragon News Update: October 6, 2021

IBC Bank To Close Branches in Western Oklahoma Weatherford Woman Spits on Officer – Charged Voter Registration Deadline Approaches for Erick Voters State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material

Paragon News Update: October 5, 2021

Beckham Co. Traffic Stop Leads to Large Drug Bust Elk City Obtains Land – Hopes to Attract Buyer Nearly $8 Billion in Upgrades Heading to Oklahoma Highways State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications.

Paragon News Update: October 4, 2021

Elk City Vandalism – Police Seeking Public’s Help One Vehicle Accident Causes Cell Service Disruption – Power Outages Elk City Commission to Meet Tonight State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved.

Magill Family Make First Gift to SWOSU Hodge Pharmacy Scholarships Challenge

September 29, 2021 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) has announced an exciting new philanthropic opportunity—the Hodge Pharmacy Scholarships Challenge—and Weatherford area philanthropists and longtime SWOSU benefactors Wes and Karen Magill have generously made the

New Clinton Business Could Be Ready in Early 2022

October 1, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha On the heels of the announcement of a business planning to occupy the former K-Mart building in Clinton, City Manager Robert Johnston says Sutherland Lumber Home Improvement Center could

SWOSU PD Investigating Suspicious Death

October 1, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha According to reports from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, the SWOSU Police Department is currently investigating a suspicious death that occurred in a campus dorm room Wednesday night.

Paragon News Update: October 1, 2021

SWOSU PD Investigating Suspicious Death New Clinton Business Could Be Ready in Early 2022 State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.

SWOSU Offering All Three COVID Vaccines on Fridays

September 30, 2021 SWOSU Press Release With the recent announcement of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID vaccination booster shots now available to a large population, Southwestern Oklahoma State University continues its Friday vaccination clinics on the Weatherford campus.

WTC’s Corning Honored

September 30, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Western Technology Center Superintendent Kathe Corning is one of 16 administrators across the United States to earn the 2021-22 Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Outstanding Administrator of the Year

Paragon News Update: September 30, 2021

Continental Resources Having Success in Custer County WTC’s Corning Honored SWOSU Offering All Three COVID Vaccines on Fridays State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,

Hinton Man Charged with Manslaughter

September 29, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Hinton man has been charged in Caddo County with manslaughter following a crash that killed his fiancé and his soon be stepdaughter in May.

Paragon News Update: September 29, 2021

Clinton / Weatherford to Explore Joint Water Pipeline Two Men Charged After Being Accused of Firing Weapon in City Limits Hinton Man Charged with Manslaughter State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights

Paragon News Update: September 28, 2021

Bollinger To Run for U.S. Senate Clinton City Council To Meet in Special Session – Discuss Water Resiliency PSO Continues to Seek Rate Hike State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved.

PSO Continues to Seek Rate Hike

September 28, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha In a rate hike request opposed by many of its consumers, Public Service Company of Oklahoma is asking for a $243 million base rate hike before Corporation Commissioners.

Bollinger To Run for U.S. Senate

September 28, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Jason Bollinger, a former Carter resident and Merritt Graduate, announced his candidacy for the United States Senate representing Oklahoma in 2022 Tuesday morning on The Early Morning Show on

Paragon News Update: September 27, 2021

OKC Man Receives 25 Felony Charges in Beckham County Blown Tire Causes Motorcycle Accident on I-40 State Leaders Discuss Clinton-Sherman Airport State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may

State Leaders Discuss Clinton-Sherman Airport

September 27, 2021 Oklahoma House of Representatives Press Release Rep. Tammy Townley, R-Ardmore, hosted an interim study Friday morning before the House Government Modernization Committee to consider avenues to help Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority (OSIDA) reach

Wildfire Season Near in Western Oklahoma

September 24, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Wildfire season is upon us here in western Oklahoma and one local official says now is the time to prepare to help prevent any major wildfires from breaking out.

Paragon News Update: September 24, 2021

Juveniles Allegedly Admit to Setting Elk City Home on Fire California Man Charged After Striking Clinton Officer Wildfire Season Near in Western Oklahoma State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be

Paragon News Update: September 23, 2021

Semi Catches Fire at Elk City Gas Station More ECPD Detectives Trained to Protect Children From Online Exploitation Roger Mills County – Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot For October 12 Election Approaches State News Oil & Gas

Paragon News Update: September 22, 2021

Stolen Lamp Lands Clinton Woman a Felony Charge Elk City Man Wanted By Feds Captured Officer With Western Oklahoma Ties to Face Trial for Fatal Shooting State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All

Elk City Man Wanted By Feds Captured

September 22, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha An Elk City man with an outstanding federal arrest warrant was arrested recently in Beckham County.

Paragon News Update: September 21, 2021

Hollis Homeowner Shoots and Kills Intruder Update on Elk City’s Newest Fast Food Restaurant Clinton City Council To Discuss Next Step For Glancy Motel State News Oil & Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved.

Paragon News Update: September 20, 2021

Clinton Man Bites Woman – Charged Multiple Wrecks Over the Weekend – Injuries Reported New PSO Wind Farm Could Mean Big Savings for Customers Oil and Gas Prices Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material

Paragon News Update: September 17, 2021

Mangum Man In Critical Condition After Greer Co. Wreck Elk City Financials Look Solid Two Months In Elk City School District Receives Audit Report State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not

Paragon News Update: September 15, 2021

Two Car Crash in Washita Co. Leaves Man in Critical Condition Elk City Schools Sees Increased Enrollment Boeing Returning to Clinton-Sherman Airport State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,

Elk City Schools Sees Increased Enrollment

September 15, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest Elk City School Board meeting this week, Elk City Superintendent Mike Sparks updated the board on the school district’s current enrollment.

Paragon News Update: September 14, 2021

Two Car Accident Hospitalizes Texola Man Clinton Kmart Building Sold Elk City School District Using Stimulus Funds Creatively Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.

Two Car Accident Hospitalizes Texola Man

September 14, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A two vehicle accident on State Highway 6, west of Elk City sent a man to the hospital early Monday night.

Clinton Kmart Building Sold

September 14, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The building formally occupied by Kmart in Clinton has sold.

OSBI Investigating Death of Clinton Man in Police Custody

September 13, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is investigating an in-custody death that occurred August 31 in Clinton. The Clinton Police Department requested a full OSBI investigation after the death

Paragon News Update: September 13, 2021

Double Homicide in Leedey – Man Turns Himself In OSBI Investigating Death of Clinton Man in Police Custody ATV Accident in Kiowa Co. Hospitalizes Two Juveniles State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material

Paragon News Update: September 10, 2021

Officials Visit Elk Creek Dam Rehab Project Voter Registration Deadline in Roger Mills Co. Approaches State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.

Paragon News Update: September 9, 2021

New Train Planned for Elk City’s Ackley Park Local Student Admitted into SWOSU College of Pharmacy State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.

Paragon News Update: September 8, 2021

Inmate Slaps Guard – Receives Felony Charge Elk City Commission Surpluses Unique Items Russ Promoted to Chairman Emeritus of A&B Transportation Committee Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten,

Elk City Commission Surpluses Unique Items

September 8, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest Elk City Commissioner’s meeting on Tuesday night, the Commission approved to surplus items the city previously owned.

Paragon News Update: September 7, 2021

Bullying Allegation at Clinton Public School Declared Untrue Elk City Commission Scheduled to Meet Tonight Comedian Colin Jost Coming to SWOSU Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or

Comedian Colin Jost Coming to SWOSU

September 2, 2021 SWOSU Press Release Comedian Colin Jost of Saturday Night Live fame is coming to Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford on Wednesday, October 27, at 8 p.m. as part of the university’s Panorama Series

Weatherford Man Lands CDS Charge

September 1, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Weatherford man was arrested and charged last week after being accused of distributing counterfeit opioid pills allegedly containing fentanyl.

Paragon News Update: August 31, 2021

Woodward Man Charged with Kidnapping in Beckham County SWOSU Students From Elk City Awarded Scholarships Dove Season Opens in Oklahoma State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten,

SWOSU Students From Elk City Awarded Scholarships

August 31, 2021 SWOSU Press Release Ten SWOSU students each won $1,000 scholarships at the recent “Bulldog Strong” event held in Weatherford Towne Centre. Winners were: Jacob Costello, Elk City Lincoln Fitts, Duncan Hailey Jo Franklin Jessica

Dove Season Opens in Oklahoma

August 31, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Oklahoma’s dove season begins September 1 and it anticipates to be another busy season for local hunters thanks in large part to the wet summer the region just had.

Paragon News Update: August 30, 2021

Pedestrian Stuck and Killed on I-40 in Custer County Weatherford Woman Accused of Stabbing Route 66 Restaurant and Motel Set to Return Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten,

BF/DC Schools To Require Masks

August 27, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha After choosing to go to virtual learning this past week due to an uptick of positive Covid cases – the Burns Flat / Dill City School District will return

PSO Beginning Statewide Streetlight Initiative

PSO Beginning Statewide Streetlight Initiative August 26, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Public Service Company of Oklahoma announced this week that in an effort to prepare for new and innovative lighting systems, it will be conducting

Paragon News Update: August 25, 2021

Wanted Sayre Man Accused of Stealing Truck – Tools Elk City Commission Approve Raise for Ivester SWOSU Updates Vaccination Schedule and Opens Friday Clinics Again Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be

Paragon News Update: August 24, 2021

Burns Flat / Dill City Postpone In School Instruction Due to Covid Concerns Washita County Accident Update: Guthrie Woman Passes Away High School Coach Suspended After Fight Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may

High School Coach Suspended After Fight

August 24, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Clinton assistant football coach has been placed on paid administrative leave after a fight broke out during a scrimmage between Clinton and El Reno.

Paragon News Update: August 23, 2021

Jury Trial Scheduled For Shooting Suspect Elk Citians Involved in Area Wrecks Latest Census Number Are In Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.

Latest Census Number Are In

August 23, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Official numbers from the 2020 Census are in with noticeable changes to western Oklahoma’s biggest communities.

Elk Citians Involved in Area Wrecks

August 23, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Two people from Guthrie are in a hospital after being involved in a two vehicle accident in Washita County Friday night.

Paragon News Update: August 18, 2021

Burns Flat Man Accused of Stabbing – Charged in Beckham Co. Elk City Sales Tax Numbers Continue To Impress SWOSU Job Fair is Thursday Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,

Caregiver Shortage Threatens For Baby Boomers

By Tangela Henry, SWODA Information Assistant, 580-562-5026 By the year 2030, this nation’s 72 million baby boomers will reach age 65 which will create a critical shortage of caregivers. Those employed as caregivers are primarily women in

Paragon News Update: August 17, 2021

SWOSU Launches COVID Incentives for Students & Employees Elk City Commission To Consider Equipment Purchases State News Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.

Paragon News Update: August 16, 2021

Weatherford Woman Accused of Abusing Disabled Boy Army Worms Invading Western Oklahoma Lawns SWOSU Sets Easy Access COVID Vaccination Clinics Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed

SWOSU Sets Easy Access COVID Vaccination Clinics

August 16, 2021 SWOSU Press Release With the start of classes beginning on August 16, Southwestern Oklahoma State University plans to host COVID vaccination clinics August 16-20 on the Weatherford campus.

Local FFA Chapter Awarded PSO Grant

August 13, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha FFA chapters across Oklahoma are receiving a share of more than $38,000 after being named recipients of this year’s American Electric Power Foundation FFA STEM After-School grants.

Paragon News Update: August 13, 2021

Clinton Man Accused of Hit and Run Hammon Man Uninjured in Two Car Accident Local FFA Chapter Awarded PSO Grant Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed

Paragon News Update: August 12, 2021

Silver Alert Issued For Missing Beckham County Man Kansas Woman Claims Contraband Was Found in NFCC Men’s Bathroom Elk City Student Awarded SWOSU Scholarship Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,

Elk City Student Awarded SWOSU Scholarship

August 8, 2021 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) student Jocelyn Thomas of Elk City has been named the 2021-22 academic year Ernestine “Ernie” (Holcomb) Wright Memorial Scholar.

Paragon News Update: August 11, 2021

Sayre Man Allegedly Threatens Grandmother By Way of Text Pickup vs Semi Turns Fatal in Dewey County Local City Manager Attends Intense Army Training Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published,

Local City Manager Attends Intense Army Training

August 11, 2021 Provided by Landry Brewer Elk City City Manager Tom Ivester, who also serves as a Colonel in the Army National Guard, recently took part in annual training with 4,000 troops from the 45th Infantry

Paragon News Update: August 10, 2021

Wanted Clinton Man Accused of Indecent Acts – Charged Earthquakes Shake Wheeler County, Texas SWOSU Awards 2021-22 Authentic Journalism Scholarship to Kenedie Walker Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,

Earthquakes Shake Wheeler County, Texas

August 10, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Two earthquakes shook Wheeler County within a half mile of one another, just outside of the city, over the weekend and Monday morning.

Paragon News Update: August 9, 2021

Lankford Stops Biden from Releasing Migrants in Western Oklahoma Fatal 4-Vehicle Accident in East Texas Panhandle Local Museum Could Receive Major Grant Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten,

Local Museum Could Receive Major Grant

August 9, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha It was announced recently that this year, 50 different entities will be considered for Aerospace and Aviation Education Program grants totaling more than $365,000 from the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission.

Paragon News Update: August 6, 2021

Elk City Man Accused of Selling Meth Near School Moore Speaks About Interim Study Regarding Illegal Land Acquisition SWOSU Plans Popular Organizational Fair for August 26 Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not

Vance T. Nye Makes Major Gift to SWOSU

August 3, 2021 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) has announced the receipt of a major gift from Vance T. Nye of Edmond.

Elk City Fire Dept. Receives New ISO Rating

August 2, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha It was announced recently by Elk City Fire Chief Kyle Chervenka that the Fire Department’s new Insurance Services Office rating has gone into affect.

Paragon News Update: August 3, 2021

Juveniles Charged in Clinton Murder Case Elk City Man Receives Child Sexual Abuse Charge Missing Anadarko Woman Possibly Spotted in Western Oklahoma Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten,

SWOSU Fall Semester Classes Start August 16

August 2, 2021 SWOSU Press Release Fall semester classes begin August 16 at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Sayre, and Yukon, and enrollment continues for students who want to begin or continue their educational endeavors at

Fatal Semi Crash In Caddo County

August 2, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A semi-truck crashed on Interstate 40 in Caddo County early Saturday morning, resulting in the death of one man and the serious injury of another.

Paragon News Update: August 2, 2021

UPDATE: Wanted Elk City Man Wanted on Child Sexual Abuse Charge Arrested Fatal Semi Crash In Caddo County SWOSU Fall Semester Classes Start August 16 Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be

Paragon News Update: July 30, 2021

Elk City School Enrollment Begins Monday SWOSU’s Dr. Raygan Chain Receives 2021 ACBSP Teaching Excellence Award Pep Boys Awards Scholarships to Aspiring Automotive Technicians Across the United States – Shamrock, TX Woman Included Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications.

Thomas Woman Accused of Forging Checks

July 29, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Thomas woman was has been charged in Custer County District Court after allegedly embezzling money from the Clinton Roundup Club.

Paragon News Update: July 29, 2021

Thomas Woman Accused of Forging Checks State Fire Marshall Agent Talks Inspecting Grow Operations Heat Wave Hits Western Oklahoma Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without

Former Felon Found with Gun in Custer County

July 28, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Hydro man with a former felony conviction was arrested recently after being found with a firearm during a traffic stop in Weatherford.

Paragon News Update: July 28, 2021

Apparent “Self Defense” Leaves Sayre Man Dead Former Felon Found with Gun in Custer County Yukon Public Schools & SWOSU Honored for Partnership Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast,

Yukon Public Schools & SWOSU Honored for Partnership

July 28, 2021 By SWOSU PR Yukon Public Schools (YPS) was among business and higher education partnerships throughout Oklahoma that were recently recognized as innovative collaborations that further the education of Oklahoma’s workforce.

Paragon News Update: July 27, 2021

Clinton Man Dies in Wrong Way I-40 Accident High Speed Chase Lands Tennessee Man In Beckham Co. Jail Hobart Woman Succumbs To Injuries Sustained In Early July Crash Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material

Paragon News Update: July 26, 2021

UPDATE: Two In Custody In Connection With Clinton Murder Elk City Man Wanted on Child Sexual Abuse Charge Weather Causes Blocked Roadways on Beckham Co. I-40 Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not

Paragon News Update: July 23, 2021

BREAKING: OSBI Investigating Homicide in Clinton Elk City Sales Tax Up Again SWOSU Plans COVID Vaccination Clinic in August and September Copyright 2021 Paragon Communications. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or

Elk City Sales Tax Up Again

July 22, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Once again, sales tax numbers for the City of Elk City continue to improve.

Paragon News Update: July 22, 2021

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Paragon News Update: July 21, 2021

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Local Airports Awarded Grants

July 20, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Local airports were awarded grant money by the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission during their regularly scheduled meeting held last week.

Paragon News Update: July 20, 2021

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BCSO Investigating Thursday Shooting

July 19, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Shortly before noon Thursday, Beckham County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to a family dispute at a residence northwest of Elk City. The dispute was reportedly being caused by a

OBN Director Visits Elk City

July 9, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics Donnie Anderson visited Elk City recently and spoke mainly about the ongoing problem of illegal medical marijuana grow operations that are popping

Portion of SH-152 Could See Widening Project

July 9, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Thanks to the request of U.S. Sen. James Inhofe, multiple, two-lane, rural Oklahoma highways could become immediate priorities with $65 million in additional federal funding.

Oklahoma Wheat Harvest: Yields Down – Production Up

July 6, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The wheat harvest is nearly complete for not only western Oklahoma, but the entire state. With a look at this year’s numbers, here’s Paragon Ag News Director Jimmy Clark.

Custer County Election Filing Dates

July 1, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Custer County Election Board reminds the public of upcoming filing dates for three possible elections in the county’s biggest cities.

Traffic Stop Turns up Drugs – Gun

June 28, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha An Elk City man is in jail after being found with illegal drugs and a gun during a traffic stop.

Elk City Man Receives Felony Charge

June 23, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha An Elk City man was arrested and charged with kidnapping recently after allegedly taking his ex-girlfriend against her will.

Wheat Harvest Numbers Looking Good

June 22, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The wheat harvest in western Oklahoma appears to be wrapping up, and according to Paragon Ag News Director Jimmy Clark, the numbers look good. Don’t forget to tune in

Lucky Star Victim of Ransomware Attack

June 22, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Officials with the Lucky Star Casino say they are the latest victim of a cyber-crime attack that has shut down all of their locations, including their casinos in Clinton

Wheat Harvest Update

June 18, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Is the wheat harvest in western Oklahoma wrapping up? Paragon Ag News Director Jimmy Clark has the latest. Don’t forget to get the latest ag and farm news every

Wheat Harvest Update

June 16, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The wheat harvest has picked back up throughout western Oklahoma. With a report, here’s Paragon Ag News Director Jimmy Clark. Don’t forget to get the latest ag and farm

Beckham County Sees Slight Increase of COVID-19

June 16, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Oklahoma’s latest COVID-19 numbers were updated today by the State Department of Health and based on the department’s color-coded risk level map, one county in the area has been

Wheat Harvest Update

June 14, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The winter wheat harvest has begun across the region, however recent rainfall has slowed down the process in parts of western Oklahoma. Paragon Ag News Director Jimmy Clark has

SWOSU Department of Education Receives National Accreditation

June 14, 2021 SWOSU Press Release The Department of Education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford has achieved full accreditation, meeting all requirements from the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).

Wheat Harvest Looks Promising

June 11, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha according to a recent survey by U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, Oklahoma producers are expected to harvest a little over 105 million bushels of wheat this

Elk City’s Block Party / Route 66 Fest. Returns

June 11, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Elk City Chamber of Commerce’s Route 66 Festival returns this weekend, and kicking off the event is the return of Block Party Elk City in downtown Elk City.

Big Announcement Scheduled to Take Place at SWOSU

June 10, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Potentially big news brewing in Weatherford as it was announced today that a press conference at Southwestern Oklahoma State University has been scheduled to make a big announcement.

NFCC Inmates Receive Tablets

June 9, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Inmates at North Fork Correctional Center in Sayre began receiving special computer tablets this week, as part of a Department of Corrections plan to provide secure tablets to all

Clinton Chamber Issues Warning

June 8, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Clinton Chamber of Commerce has issued a warning to area merchants regarding an individual or individuals issuing hot checks.

Fight at NFCC Prompts Lockdown

June 7, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma Department of Corrections says all facilities returned to normal operations on Saturday and visitation restored on Sunday after a brief lockdown that began Friday night.

SWOSU to Rename Crowder Lake Building

June 4, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University has announced a major gift from longtime SWOSU benefactor and 1980 alumnus Mike North of Oklahoma City.

PSO Offering FFA STEM Grant Opportunities

June 1, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Now through July 9, FFA chapters in the area have the opportunity to apply for a share of $40,000 in STEM grants from the American Electric Power (AEP) Foundation

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign Launches

May 28, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha As the Memorial Day holiday approaches, the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office and Oklahoma law enforcement want to remind all drivers of the importance of seat belt use. The annual

Elk City EMS Unveils New Ambulance

May 27, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha While speaking with the Elk City Rotary Club, new Elk City Fire Chief Kyle Chervenka unveiled the newly purchased ambulance that will be used by the Elk City EMS.

Latest Covid Numbers Continue to Fall Across Oklahoma

May 26, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The latest COVID-19 numbers in the region show one county in the area show improvement while another county that traditionally has been Covid-free has seen a case emerge.

Masks & Social Distancing No Longer Required at SWOSU

May 24, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Effective Tuesday (May 25), Southwestern Oklahoma State University will no longer require the use of masks or social distancing on campus locations or at any SWOSU-sponsored activity.

Elk City Buys Former Soccer Complex

May 21, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest meeting of the Elk City Commission, the city leaders approved the purchase of a land in city limits that came at a pretty reasonable price.

Moore Comments on State Budget

May 21, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Oklahoma Senate passed the appropriations bill to fully fund government services in Oklahoma for Fiscal Year 2022.

Job Fair Coming to Clinton

May 20, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Fresh off the heels of Gov. Kevin Stitt’s planned “back to work” incentive program, the Clinton Chamber of Commerce has announced a job fair.

SWOSU Summer Classes Begin June 7

May 19, 2021 SWOSU Press Release Southwestern Oklahoma State University summer semester classes in Weatherford and Sayre begin on Monday, June 7.

Area Sales Tax Sees Boost

May 19, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Sales tax numbers are in for area cities for the month of March, and they appear to be on the uptick.

Four Die in Custer County I-40 Crash

May 18, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Troopers are investigating a crash that claimed the lives of two adults and two children in Custer County.

RCCT to “Re-Start the Arts”

May 14, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Board of Directors of the Red Carpet Community Theatre in Elk City has voted to re-open the theatre with a “Re-Start the Arts” Variety Show that will feature

SWOSU Receives First Ever U.S. Patent

May 12, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford recently obtained its first United States Patent, making it one of only four universities in the state that hold U.S. Patents.

SWOSU Foundation Strong During Pandemic Year

May 10, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Board of Trustees of the Southwestern Oklahoma State University Foundation, Inc. recently convened for a regularly scheduled business meeting, and based on numbers provided at the meeting –

Clinton City Council To Meet

May 3, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Clinton City Council is scheduled to meet in regular session Tuesday night in Clinton City Hall.

Local SWOSU Students Do Well At Business Competition

May 3, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Phi Beta Lambda, a Southwestern Oklahoma State University student organization in Weatherford dedicated to business leadership, recently competed in the college division of the Oklahoma Future Business Leaders of

FedEx to Expand in Weatherford

April 30, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha It was announced recently that a new FedEx ground distribution center will locate Weatherford.

Large-Scale SWOSU Vaccine Clinic Wrapping Up

April 29, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Because of Southwestern Oklahoma State University Commencement activities taking place through May 2 at the Pioneer Cellular Event Center on the Weatherford campus, the university announced that there will

YMCA Vandal Pleads Guilty – Sentenced

April 29, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A man accused of vandalizing the Great Plains Family YMCA Child Development Center in Weatherford plead guilty to the crime and was sentenced recently in Custer County District Court.

Standoff In Clinton Ends Peacefully

April 29, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A man wanted in Washita County on a felony charge was apprehended Wednesday in Clinton after a standoff.

Sayre Man Wanted on Child Porn Charge

April 28, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha An outstanding warrant was issued in Beckham County District Court recently for the arrest of a Sayre man who has been charged with aggravated possession of child pornography –

Bench Trial Begins For Murder Suspect

April, 27 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Weatherford man charged with first degree murder saw his bench trial begin in Custer County District Court on Monday.

Elk City Activity Center Update – Change Order Approved

April 26, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha During the latest Elk City Commissioners meeting, the commission approved a change order to Studio Architecture for the Activity Center Building – the city’s first CAPPs project.

“Redbud School Funding Act” Passes Through the House

April 23, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A bill that seeks to correct funding disparities for brick-and-mortar public schools in low property value areas while addressing charter school funding passed the House on Wednesday.

Local College Students Honored

April 23, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Three Beckham County college students were recently honored at the Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Everett Dobson School of Business & Technology annual honors reception on the Weatherford campus.

Elk City Sales Tax Down

April 22, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The latest Elk City sales, use, and cigarette tax numbers were revealed during the recent Elk City Commissioner’s meeting.

SWOSU Announces Graduation Plans

April 21, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford announced upcoming graduation dates and times.

Lucas Pens Letter to President

April 15, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) from Cheyenne along with U.S. Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.), and U.S. Senator James Lankford (R-Okla.) sent a letter this week to President Biden urging him

First of Three PSO Wind Farms Complete

April 15, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Sundance, the first of three new Oklahoma wind farms that will provide energy to Public Service Company of Oklahoma customers, is now in service.

New Elk City Leaders Sworn In

April 14, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A special meeting of the Elk City Commission took place Monday night with two goals: swearing in two new commissioners and honoring two out-going commissioners.

Former State Legislator Attacked – Hospitalized

April 13, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha An 83-year-old former state legislator is recovering in the hospital with a brain bleed after he was randomly attacked by a man in his hometown of Carnegie last week.

A.G. Hunter Sends Local Tribe Cease and Desist Letters

April 13, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha During his appearance on Exploring Energy on 96.5 KECO, Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced that he has sent cease and desist letters to the Cheyenne & Arapaho Tribe

Local Teachers to Benefit from PSO Grants

April 9, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha AEP Teacher Vision Grants from Public Service Company of Oklahoma are helping support local educators with innovative approaches to improve student learning in the classroom.

Busy Weekend in Elk City

April 9, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha After a one year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Southwest Farm & Home Expo returns this weekend to the Elk City Convention Center.

April 7 Election Results

April 7, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Beckham County Voters returned to the polls Tuesday for the Erick and Hammon School District Board of Education General Election and also Cities of Elk City, Erick and Sayre

April 6 Election Preview

April 5, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Voters will go to the polls Tuesday for the Erick and Hammon School District Board of Education General Election and also Cities of Elk City, Erick and Sayre Council

ECPD Trains Reserve Officers

April 2, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Elk City Police Department recently held the Basic Reserve Officer Academy that saw 15 individuals from nine different departments receive basic training.

SWOSU Hosts Groundbreaking for Dr. Ken Rose Memorial Playset

March 31, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Family and friends of the late Dr. Ken Rose, along with past and present Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) leaders, recently gathered for a groundbreaking ceremony commemorating the Dr.

Weatherford Schools / SWOSU Placed on Lockdown

March 30, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha A Weatherford school and Southwestern Oklahoma State University went into lockdown Monday morning while police searched for a possibly armed suspect.

Dr. Howard Kurtz Wins Bernhardt Award at SWOSU

March 29, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Dr. Howard Kurtz, professor of sociology and criminal justice at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, is the winner of the Bernhardt Academic Excellence Award for 2021 at SWOSU.

Beutler Opposes S.B. 639

March 26, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha While speaking to the Elk City Rotary Club, Southwestern Oklahoma State University President Randy Beutler voiced his opposition to an Oklahoma Senate bill that, if passed, could handcuff the

Update on Downtown Elk City Street Improvement Project

March 25, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha While giving his city manager’s report to the Elk City Commission, Elk City, City Manager Tom Ivester gave an update on the “streetscape” project planned for downtown Elk City.

SWOSU Adding Additional Vaccine Clinic

March 25, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Like many other vaccine providers in the state, Southwestern Oklahoma State University will be ramping up their vaccination efforts after it was announced this week that Oklahoma will be

Hinton Prison to Close

March 23, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha The Great Plains Correctional Facility in Hinton is shutting down according to the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development.

OYE a Success For Local Youth

March 22, 2021 By News Director Jared Atha Western Oklahoma was well represented by local FFA members at this year’s Oklahoma Youth Expo in Oklahoma City.