A #CarterCountyOK commissioner says some fire departments have been waiting years for vehicles on backorder, so the county is stepping in to build one in hopes of getting the equipment sooner rather than later.
Danielle Wells has been overseeing nearly every aspect of the OSU Extension Office in #CarterCountyOK since June 2023.
That changed last month with the hiring of two new educators.
#ArdmoreOK City Commissioner John Credle, Jr. had some thoughts on how the city can help neighbors without stable #housing, the search for a #police chief, and an uncontested second term on the city commission.
#ArdmoreOK City Commissioner David Plesher sat down with Carter Observer this month to talk about his uncontested second term at city hall, the search for a new #police chief, and if/how city hall can help #homeless Ardmoreites
Listen to the full interview!
Watch the full #CarterCountyOK Board of Commissioners meeting below.
School officials in #DicksonOK are considering a big change that could impact the entire community in an effort to recruit teachers:
A 4-day school week.
The first meeting for Jacob Tynes as #DicksonOK school board member was a more than 2-hour marathon on Monday evening, with discussion or votes on topics ranging from testing standards to school security.
Jacob Tynes was sworn in as the newest member of the #DicksonOK school board tonight. He replaces Todd Myers, who died in December 2023.
Tynes was immediately put to work during a marathon 2-hour meeting that saw discussion or votes on topics ranging from school schedules to safety to a nearly $2.4 million bond proposal.
One of the hardest parts of being a professional journalist in southern Oklahoma is the short deadlines in an industry competing for clicks and eyes at all times. The pressure for 'quantity over quality' can be real, especially in a 24-hour news cycle.
Carter Observer will be different
A phone call today confirms that 6 of 7 municipal seats up for election across #CarterCountyOK this year will not see any challengers, giving a win to incumbents in #ArdmoreOK, #HealdtonOK and #RatliffCityOK
One one seat in Healdton will be decided by voters on April 2.
The Healdton "Resources" page has been populated, pages for all 9 cities and towns in #CarterCountyOK should be fully populated by this weekend.
Just in time for city elections in April.
While Josh Waddle is unchallenged in #HealdtonOK, Elizabeth Sloat is challenging James Stubblefield for Healdton Seat 2.
Bobby Davis and Micah Newell are both qualified for the #RatliffCityOK election.
Out of 7 seats across the county up for election this year, only one will actually go to voters in April.
EDIT to correct only one election goes to voters
I took a drive today and ended up in Springer and Gene Autry, but my most productive stop was at #DicksonOK Town Hall.
As a result, the Dickson resource page on Carter Observer has been updated to include town board members and their public meeting schedule.
Ardmore meetings have been temporarily moved to the Ardmore Public Library.
Want to learn more about some #CarterCountyOK local governments?
Here's a summary of what #CarterCountyOK voters can expect.