Youth Services of Stephens County closing due to state budget cr - KSWO 7News | Breaking News, Weather and Sports

Youth Services of Stephens County closing due to state budget crisis

Youth Services of Stephens County will be closing its doors on Friday. (Source KSWO) Youth Services of Stephens County will be closing its doors on Friday. (Source KSWO)

State budget issues are causing one Stephens County group to shut its doors for good on Friday.

Youth Services for Stephens County said they had to make the tough decision to shut their doors due to budget issues impacting State of Oklahoma. The group said in a press release that they had been trying to deal with reduced funding for the past five years, including working with limited cash flow. But with the announcement this week that there would be an additional 2-percent budget reduction, the decision was made to close the doors.

"Our board had to make the decision that we can't make it," Chairman Joe Henderson said in a press release. "After much heartache and discussion, we felt there was no other option."

Youth Services' last day will be Friday, March 2. The group will be working with the Oklahoma Association for Youth Services and the Office of Juvenile Affairs to ensure needed services are provided through the transition.

  • Local NewsNewsMore>>

  • Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

    Italy hunts for blame in bridge collapse that killed 39

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 3:26 AM EDT2018-08-15 07:26:11 GMT
    Thursday, August 16 2018 12:46 AM EDT2018-08-16 04:46:19 GMT
    (Vigili Del Fuoco via AP). In this photo released by the Italian firefighters, rescue teams work among the rubble of the collapsed Morando highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with Fr...(Vigili Del Fuoco via AP). In this photo released by the Italian firefighters, rescue teams work among the rubble of the collapsed Morando highway bridge in Genoa, northern Italy, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018. A bridge on a main highway linking Italy with Fr...

    Rescue and recovery efforts continued through the night into the morning in Italy following the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa, while authorities raised the death toll to 35 with three missing.

    Rescue and recovery efforts continued through the night into the morning in Italy following the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa, while authorities raised the death toll to 35 with three missing.

  • Armed Services YMCA kicks off new before and after school program

    Armed Services YMCA kicks off new before and after school program

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 11:52 PM EDT2018-08-16 03:52:30 GMT

    The Armed Services YMCA kicked off its new before and after school program for the new school year. The ASYMCA launched the program with a special ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon, expanding its existing childcare program to include students as old as 12. 

    The Armed Services YMCA kicked off its new before and after school program for the new school year. The ASYMCA launched the program with a special ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday afternoon, expanding its existing childcare program to include students as old as 12. 

  • Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

    Jury awards $289M to man who blames Roundup for cancer

    Saturday, August 11 2018 2:10 AM EDT2018-08-11 06:10:04 GMT
    Wednesday, August 15 2018 11:27 PM EDT2018-08-16 03:27:20 GMT
    (Josh Edelson/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this July, 9, 2018, file photo, plaintiff DeWayne Johnson looks up during a brief break as the Monsanto trial in San Francisco. Monsanto is being accused of hiding the dangers of its popular Roundup pro...(Josh Edelson/Pool Photo via AP, File). FILE - In this July, 9, 2018, file photo, plaintiff DeWayne Johnson looks up during a brief break as the Monsanto trial in San Francisco. Monsanto is being accused of hiding the dangers of its popular Roundup pro...

    Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant.

    Lawyers say a jury's $289 million award to a California man who claims Monsanto's Roundup weed killer gave him cancer may open the floodgates for legions of people suffering because of the agribusiness giant.

Powered by Frankly