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Flu not so bad in area: Still, 25 deaths recorded in state
Across the state, 115 people were hospitalized or died from influenza Jan. 22-28, bringing the cumulative total to 819 since the flu season began in October.
Voters to decide fate of school bond issue
Patrons of Ada City Schools will decide this spring whether the district may issue bonds to finance a series of capital improvements, including safe rooms at five schools.
Earlier this week, the Ada school board voted unanimously to put the $16.70 million bond issue on the April 1 ballot. The board also tapped the Norman-based firm Stephen H. McDonald and Associates to serve as financial consultants for the election.
City officials offer preview of future
In 2011, the Ada City Council decided to take a more active role in mapping out the city’s future.
The council directed the city manager to take several steps aimed at making Ada a better community, including promoting economic development and making the city more attractive to businesses. Other goals included streamlining daily operations, eliminating waste and improving communication with Ada residents.
Three years later, the city has achieved some of those goals and is working on others, said Mayor Greg McCortney.
“They were huge goals,” he said. “They are not one-year goals; they’re really not three-year goals. We have some things done; there are some things we’re still pushing towards. But this is where we’re going.”
SANE room opens: YWCA Enid site of new exam room
District Attorney Mike Fields said having a SANE program in Garfield County is proof the community cares about sexual assault victims and the justice they deserve.
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Cole, others express disappointment in State of the Union address
President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address showed that he is more interested in fighting Congress than working with it, U.S. Rep. Tom Cole said Tuesday.
“To get things done in divided government, the president must set goals that unite Democrats and Republicans,” the Moore Republican said in a written statement. “But the message in tonight’s speech is a disappointment.”
Hofmeister: Change needed in Oklahoma
State superintendent hopeful visits Enid. Check out Tout soundbite video in story or go to http://enidnews.com for free access.
State mandating compliance with uniform assessment system
One way to increase state revenues is to get all county assessment offices figuring property taxes the same way with the same method of assessment.
That hasn’t been the case for at least two decades in Oklahoma, but apparently it’s never too late to take a stab at conformity.
Thirty-five Oklahoma counties, Pontotoc included, flunked a state performance audit recently conducted by the Oklahoma Tax Commission. Those counties were under-utilizing state-supplied technology provided more than 20 years ago.
Lake Texoma businesses want definition to ‘emergency’
Plunging water levels in Lake Texoma have revealed a longstanding disagreement between businesses that depend on it for their livelihood and the Army Corps of Engineers whose primary mission is to provide hydropower to communities.
A government spokesperson said the Corps is only fulfilling its lawful duty. Business owners say they want the law changed to reflect current day realities of the ever-increasing economic impact of tourism.
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