11-20-03 - For all purposes, Tuesday's special election in Johnston county was a vote to keep the struggling hospital open. 87% of voters seemed to agree that the only way to keep the hospital was to let it go. For the last few months, the small county hospital has been struggling to survive, finding itself hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt to Medicare, with no relief in site. In August, county commissioners and hospital board members met with the Schuster group, an Oklahoma City based firm interested in taking over and privatizing the county facility. But the only way for that to happen was to put it to a vote of the people. Making the decision to effectively give up control of the hospital was a difficult one for commissioners but if all works out, the bottom line is the city of Tishomingo will be keeping it's only hospital facility. As of now, the county hasn't worked out a definite deal with the Schuster group. Both sides are still in the process of hashing out legal details of the proposal.
Posted: 05/08/13 -
The Sherman Public Library is very excited about our upcoming Summer Reading Club for children and teens. Children ages birth-11 can Dig into Reading and join the Youth Summer Reading Club. The theme for the Teen Summer Reading Club this year is Beneath the Surface and it is open to teens ages 12-18.
Posted: 05/07/13 -
DURANT, Okla. – Regent Terry Matlock will deliver remarks at Southeastern Oklahoma State University’s Spring Commencement, scheduled for Saturday, May 11, at Paul Laird Field. The ceremony (for all schools) will begin at 10 a.m. A reception will follow at 11:30 a.m. in the Visual & Performing Arts Center.
Posted: 05/06/13 -
SHERMAN, TEXAS—Members of the Austin College Class of 2013 are counting down the days until graduation—with both excitement and trepidation. Austin College President Marjorie Hass will present diplomas to more than 340 bachelor’s degree candidates and 18 Master of Arts in Teaching degree candidates who will take part in graduation events May 18 and 19 on campus.