Hospital tax, school bond issues, Cockburn prevail

With all precincts reporting, LeFlore County voters overwhelmingly approved a half-penny sales tax to support Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center.In unofficial results, the tally was 5,246 to 1,584, or a 76.8 percent margin in favor of the proposal.In the LeFlore County Assessor's race, Brenda Cockburn beat Mindy White, 3,074 to 2,194 — a 58.4 percent margin.Voters in Panama and Wister passed school bond issues.The Wister vote was 411 to 206 — a 66.6 percent approval margin.The Panama proposal had 64.7 percent of votes, 301 yes to 170 no.School bond issues require 60 percent of the vote to pass