By Clifton Adcock and Nate Robson.
The tornadoes, flooding and hail that struck Oklahoma last year left hundreds of millions of dollars in property damage, causing many home and business owners to seek help in the form of low-interest federal loans. The U.S. Small Business Administration approved 929 applications for about $50 million in lowinterest disaster loans for people, businesses and nonprofits, according to SBA data through February, acquired for Oklahoma Watch by the nonprofit group, Investigative Reporters and Editors.
By Jim Perry.
University of Oklahoma student killed last weekend in an automobile accident had ties to Cushing. Taylor Witcher, 20, died Monday in a Tulsa hospital. At about 12:30 a.m. Sunday the Volkswagon Beetle she was driving was hit headon by a sport utility vehicle Tulsa Police say had crossed the center line.
A Cushing Middle Schooler continues to tear up the world of gymnastics. Katelyn Jones, the daughter of Kenny and Jolynne Jones, last weekend won top honors at the Amateur Athletic Union national power tumbling championships.
By Jim Perry.
Seven o’clock at Cushing. Seven-thirty at Cleveland. And at Centennial, who knows? High school football season is a month and change from its 2014 start. But determining precisely when the season will begin is another story. The Oklahoma Secondary School Activities Association, the governing body for extra-curricular activities in the state, has decided to allow member schools to set starting times for games.
Cushing Aquatic Center continues to draw big crowds as residents find a way to remain cool during the heat of summer. The pool is open from 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. daily. Twilight swim is 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.