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Reydon native picked for STEM workshop

Two Department of Education students from Southwestern Oklahoma State University will attend the Mission to Planet Earth summer institute, hosted by the Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium, in Norman.

Emily Hartley of Reydon and Chelsey Mawson of Henrietta, Texas will spend 11 days at the institute designed to prepare teachers to motivate students with hands-on science, technology, engineering and math curriculum.

In addition to the summer institute, Hartley and Mawson will attend a weekend “teaching with an iPad” seminar in September and make a four-day trip to NASA’s Johnson Space Center during the spring semester. The institute will enable the participants to enhance their teaching by aligning the motivational activities with national and state standard curriculum.
Computer Science Program Director Madeline Baugher, DOE Coordinator of Field Experiences Bruce Belanger and DOE Assistant Professor Dr. Sherri Brogdon assisted the students through the application process.

Registration deadline approaching

Aug. 1, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the August 26 Runoff Primary Election, Beckham County Election Board Secretary Deidre O’Briant said today.

O’Briant said that to be eligible to register, you must be a United States citizen, a resident of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old.

Persons who have never been registered to vote before or who are not currently registered in the county of their residence and persons who are registered but who need to change their registration information may apply by filling out and mailing an Oklahoma Voter Registration Application form in time for it to be postmarked no later than midnight Aug. 1.

O’Briant explained that applications postmarked after that time still will be accepted and processed; however, the application will not be approved until after Aug.26.

The County Election Board responds in writing to every person who submits an application for voter registration.

The response is either a voter identification card listing the new voter’s precinct number and polling place location or a letter that explains the reason or reasons the application for voter registration was not approved.

O’Briant said that any person who has submitted a voter registration application and who has not received a response within 30 days should contact the County Election Board office.

Oklahoma Voter Registration Application forms are available at the County Election Board office located at 306 E. Main Street in Sayre, and at most post offices, tag agencies, and public libraries in the county.

O’Briant said that application forms also are available to download, print and mail from the state’s election board website www.elections.ok.gov.


Elk City child killed in ATV accident

A 10-year-old Elk City boy was killed in an ATV wreck Saturday.

According to a report issued by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident happened around 8:30 p.m., about two and one-half miles south and five miles west of Elk City. The child, the report stated, was driving a 1999 Honda Four-Trax four-wheeler in a pasture when he lost control and was thrown about six feet from it. The four-wheeler rolled over the boy once.

The boy was pronounced dead at the hospital due to injuries sustained in the incident.

OHP was assisted by the Beckham County Sheriff’s Office and Elk City Fire and Rescue.


Beckham County Relay for Life needing teams

Beckham County Relay For Life is recruiting teams for the August Relay For Life event. So far, six teams have signed on.

Relay For Life will be held Aug. 22 at Elk City Convention Center. The survivor meal will be served at 6 p.m. followed by the survivors walk at 7 p.m. Survivors will receive t-shirts for participating.

Teams will relay until 2 a.m. Aug. 23.
According to the Beckham County Relay For Life website, so far six teams with 30 participants have raised $22,845.34 of their $60,000 goal.

Publicity Committee Chairman Karen Snyder explained that Relay For Life is the American Cancer Society’s national signature activity. She said more teams and more sponsors are needed.

“We had eight or nine teams last year but only six this year,” Snider explained. “Others have promised to join but have not yet registered or attended any meetings.”

ECDN publishing alumni reunion special section

Do you have any old school photos to share?

Elk City High School’s tri-annual alumni reunion is Aug. 1 and Aug. 2 at Elk City Convention Center. In advance of the reunion, The Elk City Daily News will publish a special section featuring old photos and stories about Elk City High School.

Send photos to cheryl@ecdailynews.com with your name and the names of the people in the photos, school year and any other available information. Or stop by the office at 206 W. Broadway between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and we will scan your photos for you.

Any photos left at the office will be returned.


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