Wes Watkins Moving to Stillwater
Wes Watkins Moving to Stillwater Former U.S. Rep. Wes Watkins said Monday he has sold his home in Ada and is moving to Stillwater. Watkins, an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination last year, said he and his wife have purchased a condominium in Stillwater and will be moving in next month. Watkins is serving as a $1-a-year congressman in residence at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater. He said his wife is going back to school at Oklahoma State to get her doctorate.
Oklahoma Christian Raises $51.2 Million "With Wings as Eagles," a $50 million development program at Oklahoma Christian University of Science and Arts, has met and exceeded its goal more than three years ahead of schedule, university officials have announced. To date $51.2 million has been raised to strengthen and expand the university's programs.
The effort was launched in November 1984, the largest financial campaign undertaken by the 41-year-old liberal arts university. Primary goals of the program were to expand the campus facilities, initiate new academic programs and develop a larger endowment base for the institution.
Enid Competing For $100 Million Tyson Plant ENID - Tyson Foods Inc. is considering a plan to locate a $100 million pork raising operation in Enid, a state senator said. The Fayetteville, Ark., company wants to build a feed mill and then convince farmers in a 40-mile radius to breed, farrow and fatten pigs for them, Sen. Ed Long, D-Garber, said.
The company will make a decision on the Enid operation in the next 90 days. Long said the plan calls for Tyson to spend $50 million on the feed mill and another $50 million would be invested in the growers. In addition, Tyson officials say the company currently spends about $14 million a year paying producers in operations of similar size. The Enid Development Coalition has furnished Tyson with studies of the area, Long said.
Joan Wadlow Leaving OU Joan Wadlow, the University of Oklahoma's Norman campus provost, has been named chancellor of the University of Alaska, Faiks, it was announced Monday in Fairbanks. "Dr. Wadlow was the major architect of OU's "Strategy for Excellence," a dynamic strategic plan for OU's Norman campus," said OU President Richard L. …