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22
Apr

Car Theft, Break In Stun Cordell

Cordell was hit by two major crimes in one day Thursday, April 17, as a local resident’s car was stolen and a local home was burglarized. Candy Rogers, an employee at Dr. Randy Abernathy’s Clinic at 1200 North Glenn English, noticed her keys were missing from her office around 5:30 p.m. that day. She then saw her vehicle was also missing.
 
Tue
22
Apr

Three Cordell Students Win State Speech Championships

On April 10, 2014, members of the Cordell Speech and Debate team traveled to Norman to begin competition at the State Tournament. After three days of performances, three students were named as State Champions. Sarah Southerland won the title of Champion with her Original Oratory.
 
Tue
22
Apr

Dr. Tsai Announces Retirement From Hospital Practice

On April 18, 2014, Dr. C. S. Tsai, M.D. celebrated 36 years of practicing medicine in Cordell. Also, effective that date, he retired from duties with Cordell Memorial Hospital. “I am approaching 70 years of age,” Dr. Tsai said, “and I am ready to focus my practice totally on patients I see in my clinic.”
 
Tue
22
Apr

Council Approves Roofing Bids, Denies Pole Relocation Cost

Much of the time at the meeting of the Cordell City Council and related Authorities on Monday, April 21, 2014, was taken up with discussion of financial matters. Following unanimous approval of J. C. Moser as City Administrator, the Council members discussed roofing repair at the Cordell Fire Department.
 
Tue
22
Apr

SWOSU Lockdown Declared False Alarm

Reports of a possible gunman at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) rattled Washita County families with children attending the university Monday, April 21, but the school’s lockdown was quickly declared a false alarm. The lockdown, which lasted from 9:46 a.m. to 11:19 a.m., was triggered by a professor who had seen a student carrying what appeared to be a firearm slung across his back.
 
Tue
15
Apr

Todd and Khristy Russ competed in the Dental Science category

Lauren Russ, a Cordell High School senior and daughter of Todd and Khristy Russ, competed in the Dental Science category of competitive events during the Health Occupations Student Association’s (HOSA) 2014 Spring Leadership Conference last week in Norman.
 
Tue
15
Apr

Washita County Courthouse have been removed as remodeling

All of the windows at the Washita County Courthouse have been removed as remodeling of the structure continues. Curtis Duff, on-site superintendent for Joe D. Hall, said it was necessary to remove the windows so new, self-leveling floors could be poured.
 
Tue
15
Apr

Cordell School Board Approves Partial List Of Extra Duty Assignments For 2014-2015

A late start did not stop the Cordell School Board from having a productive meeting, approving several contracts. The meeting began at 7:11 p.m. Monday, April 14, when High School principal Larry Johnson gave his administrative report. Johnson informed the board the school was treated to a concert from the Southwestern Oklahoma State University jazz band which they enjoyed thoroughly.
 
Tue
15
Apr

Election Season Begins

The conclusion of the candidate filing period last week opened the flood gates for vote-gathering as the countdown has begun toward the general election to be held November 4, 2014. The primary election will be June 24 and a run-off election, if necessary, is scheduled for August 26. When the filing period ended at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 11, a number of contests had developed for state and county offices.
 
Tue
08
Apr

Hospital Makes Switch To Electronic Medical Records

The first two weeks of April have been busier than usual at Cordell Memorial Hospital (CMH) as they make the move to electronic medical records. A mandate of the Affordable Care Act, electronic medical record keeping requires a substantial investment in money, equipment, and time.
 

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