Wednesday and Thursday are Weather Aware days due to the potential for locally heavy rainfall. Beware of flooded road-ways and never drive around barricades or into water more than six inches deep. High rainfall rates may reduce visibility and also increase the risk of hydroplaning. Turn around, don’t drown! Isolated strong thunderstorms may develop late Wednesday afternoon, but widespread severe weather does not appear to be likely at this time.
COALGATE, OK -- A Coalgate High School student was recognized at Friday night's basketball game for being a National Merit Scholarship finalist.
Jerad Stephens is one of only 15,000 students nationwide to receive the prestigious status. Stephens received the high rank after scoring in the top one-half of 1% in the state on the PSAT. To become a finalist Stephens also had to keep up an outstanding academic record and submit an application.
Stephens is involved in basketball, football baseball and the 4-H club.