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25
Feb

Cast Absentee Ballots For March 3, 2015 Election, Thursday, February 26 or Friday, February 27, 2015

Registered voters in Cotton County who want to vote by mail absentee ballot in next Tuesday’s Special Countywide Election have missed the application deadline, County Election Board Secretary, Shellie Hart, said today.
 
Wed
25
Feb

Cotton County Voters face tax issue

By: Judi Boland
 
Cotton County voters are being asked to go to the polls March 3 to decide on the future of county government. County officials have called for a vote to increase the sales tax be a three-quarters of a cent to fund county operations.
 
Wed
25
Feb

Temple Chamber of Commerce Held Its Annual Banquet February 21, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015 Temple Chamber of Commerce held its Annual Banquet. The event was held in the Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church, Temple. The theme for this years banquet was “Heritage”.
 
Wed
18
Feb

Cotton County Commissioners Call For Special Election March 3, 2015

The Cotton County Commissioners have placed on the March 3 ballot a proposal to increase the county sales tax. The current tax is 1.25 of one percent with OSU Extension Office getting .25%, would then go to 2 cents on every dollar spent in Cotton County. The increase would be 3/4 of one percent. The General Budget is what is the projected income of the county. Cotton County’s Budget for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 for General Fund is $1,049,180.28 (down from last year (2013-2014) by $72,204.96).The percentages of different income sources for funding the General Budget: Ad Valorem – 33%; Carry Over – 18%; Sales Tax – 27%; Misc. Revenue – 15%; Highway Funding the Short Fall – 7%. If this money does not materialize then the county falls short and has to make up the difference the next year.
 
Wed
18
Feb

Shoes with Soul/Rebuild Flip Flops

On January 5, 2015 several businesses on Broadway in Walters was lost to fire, one business was Flip Flops owned by Tanya Sanchez Scott. Flip Flops opened for business 10 years ago in the one hundred block of South Broadway. The fire took $50,000 worth of damage, hair, nail supplies, work stations and product as well as two buildings to the north of Flip Flop’s. Tanya says she is not discouraged by the events, no lives were lost and no one injured on that day. She is feeling very blessed for the things she does have. Tanya is married to Sean Scott and together the have 4 children and serve as Foster Parents to another 4.
 
Wed
18
Feb

Highway 5 Closed To Thru Traffic at Soldier Creek

Monday, February 16, 2015 Highway 5 south out of Walters and Highway 5 north to Walters will be closed to Thru Traffic. ODT is replacing the Soldier Creek Bridge.
 
Wed
18
Feb

Absentee Ballots For The March 3rd County Election

Voters in Cotton County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the March 3, Special County Elections should apply now, County Election Board Secretary, Shellie Hart said today. Although the county election board can accept applications for absentee ballots until Wednesday, February 25, Mrs. Hart urged voters who want to vote by absentee ballot to apply early. Absentee ballot application forms are available at the Cotton County Election Board office located on the first floor of the courthouse, Room 2. The absentee ballot application forms also can be downloaded and printed from the Internet at www.elections.state.ok.us.
 
Wed
11
Feb

City of Walters looks to old wells for relief

WALTERS – With the possibility of continuing drought and the increase of the probability of less access to Waurika Lake water, the City of Walters is like the other five lake water users – searching for alternative water sources.
 
Wed
11
Feb

Walters Middle School Academic Team Headed to State

"Congratulations Walters Middle School Academic Team for receiving first place at the area contest in January. They will now advance to State at El Reno, OK February 21st. We are so proud of all of our Academic Team (pictured right to left) Kassidee Stillwell, Lake Rudd, Brayden Wahnee, Sayre Tillery, Anjolie Troutman, Sierra Haney, Clayton Battle and Tucker Gregory.
 
Wed
11
Feb

Sooner Meyer Wins Walters Middle School Geographic Bee

Walters, OK, February 4, 2015 – Sooner Meyer, an 8th grade student at Walters Middle School, won the school competition of the National Geographic Bee on February 4th and a chance at a $50,000.00 college scholarship.
 

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