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Wed
27
Aug

Applewhite Will Offer Tours Of Washita Theatre, Answer Questions

Jerry Applewhite, operator of the Washita Theatre, recently announced he will be at the Theatre Thursday and Friday to conduct tours of the building. He also said he will be available  to answer questions. To tour the building and visit with Applewhite, stop by the Theatre at 111 South Market, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday or Friday, August 28 and 29
 
Wed
27
Aug

Road Construction Progress Remains Months Behind

Imagine, you leave from home on Tuesday to go to work. Traveling to and from home has been a chore for several months due to road construction, but you have made the necessary adjustments and expect the trip to take longer than it should. Then, one day last week, you go home for lunch. Or, at least you try to. You make your way to the housing addition where you live off 14th Street and, the entrance is totally blocked 
 
Tue
19
Aug

Washita Theatre Set To Open Within Next Two To Three Weeks

Interim Cordell Mayor Rickey Oliver opened Monday nights Development and Redevelopment meeting with good news regarding the Washita Theatre. After being closed for over 19 months, Oliver’s announcement that the Theatre is on the verge of being reopened was received with smiles and applause by members of the board.
 
Tue
19
Aug

The Cordell band boosters had their annual picnic Saturday

Information was given out to those who would like to help with all of our fundraising this year. The band will be headed to Colorado, in May, 2015. We appreciate everyone who came out and encourage everyone to be a part of the awesome band program our school has to offer!!
 
Tue
19
Aug

Cordell Council Passes Water Restriction Ordinance

After several false starts over the past few weeks, the Cordell City Council and Utilities Authority approved an updated water use restriction policy at their meeting held on Monday, August 18, 2014. The only substantive difference in the new ordinance and the one which automatically went into effect in May is the removal of all but one of the exemptions to the policy.
 
Tue
19
Aug

Cordell School Bond Issue Will Be Decided August 26

In the 50 Years Ago portion of the Away Back When column on page two of this issue, the Cordell teachers for the 1964-1965 school year are listed. Among them was Jimmy Dean Payne, high school science teacher. Mr. Payne taught the science classes, including chemistry and physics, in the same classroom/lab that is still being used today.
 
Tue
12
Aug

Two Bodies Identified in Foss Lake Case

Nearly a year after two cars were discovered in Foss Lake, the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner released reports identifying two of the bodies found at the scene. The reports, which were released Friday, August 8, identify one of the bodies in the recovered 1969 Camaro as Jimmy Allen Williams, while another body in the 1950s Chevy was identified as Cleburn Hammack.

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Tue
12
Aug

Abandoned Dog Found Brutalized Near Burns Flat

Found brutalized and close to death, an abandoned female pit bull has inspired rescue efforts and a host of questions. A passing trucker found the clearly abused dog in the back parking lot of Pendleton’s Truck Stop in Foss, according to Terry Lynn Bloomer.

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Tue
12
Aug

Cordell School Board Approves New Security System

Approval of a bid for a new security system headlined the monthly meeting of the Cordell Board of Education Monday, August 11. After lengthy deliberation, the Board elected to approve the low bid to install AiPhone Systems and Access Control from High-Tech-Tronics, Inc.

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Tue
12
Aug

Hospital Board Drops Lawsuit

Responding to a lawsuit against the Washita County Commissioners, on June 19, 2014, Associate District Judge Chris Kelley issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting the Washita County Commissioners from interfering with the election regarding the half-cent sales tax for Cordell Memorial Hospital (CMH).

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