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Tue
29
Jul

Cordell Academic Foundation Receives ONEOK Grant

Keith Thiessen, representative of Oklahoma Natural Gas, a division of ONEOK, recently presented a check to the Cordell Academic Foundation (CAF). The check represented a grant from ONEOK, the proceeds of which will be used to purchase iPads for the special education classroom of Mrs. Charlinda Ogle.

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Tue
29
Jul

Southwest State Bank Hosts Summer Blood Drive August 7

There is no substitute for blood needed by patients in area hospitals served by Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). A blood drive in Sentinel Thursday, August 7, provides the opportunity for anyone who is healthy and at least 16 years old to make a life-saving difference.

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Tue
29
Jul

County Schools Release Enrollment And Start Dates

With the start of the 2014-2015 school year just around the corner, county schools have released information regarding enrollment and the first day of classes. Cordell Elementary students will enroll from 8 a.m. until noon on Friday, August 8. New students in Cordell High School and Junior High will enroll in the high school counselor’s office from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6.

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Tue
29
Jul

Preventing Heat Stress In Cattle Takes Priority In Summer

Summer is here and so is the heat. While animal owners are sure to give pets plenty of water and shade, it is just as important for ranchers to have enough water and shade for cattle and other grazing animals. Noble Foundation Livestock Consultant Deke Alkire, Ph.D., explained that heat stress can greatly impact cattle performance through decreased milk production and subsequent calf growth, decreased reproductive performance in cows and bulls, and decreased stocker and feeder calf performance.

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Tue
29
Jul

Local High School Students Attend SWOSU Band Camp

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s 59th annual band camp, which was held July 6-11, on the Weatherford campus, attracted 549 students from five states.

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Tue
29
Jul

Cordell Student Returns From Oklahoma Science Adventure

Seventh grader Makenzie Hougland from Cordell Junior High School, is one of 14 students from across the state who recently returned from Oklahoma Science Adventure, a weeklong summer field science experience hosted by the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History.

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Tue
29
Jul

Cordell Pre-Kindergarten Announces Enrollment

Parents of Cordell Pre-Kindergarten students are reminded they need to enroll their child on Friday, August 8, 2014. Enrollment will be held from 8 a.m. until noon in the elementary cafeteria. “Parents need to enroll their child that day even if they preenrolled in the spring,” said Mona Horn, Pre-Kindergarten teacher.

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Tue
29
Jul

4-H And FFA Farmers Market Coming To Cordell

There are two more chances for area residents to purchase Oklahoma-grown produce at the Washita County 4-H and FFA Farmers Market. Young people who have grown, or assisted in the growing of, vegetables will sell the produce from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on Monday, August 4, and Monday, August 11.

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Tue
22
Jul

DHS Sponsoring School Supply Drive

The Washita County Department of Human Services is sponsoring a School Supply Drive to benefit area foster children and the families who care for them. New school supplies will be collected and distributed to foster families to ensure the children get a great start to their school year.
 
Tue
22
Jul

Child Advocate Visits Cordell To Discuss Child Abuse

Rodney Timms of Frederick, Oklahoma, does not want any child to experience the horrors he experienced as a child. Forced to endure sixteen years of abuse and neglect as a child, Timms has taken his experiences and turned them into his life’s calling, preventing child abuse and neglect.
 

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