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Thu
01
Dec

Washita County Sheriff’s Office Makes Drug, Firearm Arrests

On Monday, November 28, 2016, the Washita County Sheriff’s Office, Sentinel Police Department and District 2 Drug Task Force served a search warrant on a residence located on the northeast corner of NE Boundary and Lincoln in Sentinel.
 
One adult female, Bobbie Barnett, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and new drug charges.
Thu
01
Dec

“Tis Better To Give” Blood Drive Will Be Thursday, December 1

‘Tis better to give this holiday season!
 
Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) needs generous donors to share the priceless gift of blood during key winter months.
Thu
01
Dec

Motorcycle Wreck Injures One

Ronald H. Baker, 29, of Durham, Oklahoma, was injured in the early morning hours of Thursday, November 24, 2016, when the 2007 Harley Davidson he was driving failed to successfully negotiate an I-40 on ramp.
 
According to a report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Baker was eastbound on the 47 mile marker on ramp, attempting to enter onto Interstate 40, 50 feet west of Canute in Washita County.
Thu
01
Dec

Tour Of Homes Will Be Sunday

Make plans to spend part of next Sunday afternoon admiring homes which are included on the Alpha Nu Tour of Homes.
 
There are 13 wonderful reasons to mark your calendar for December 4 and block out the entire two hours - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - the tour will be open.
Thu
01
Dec

Washita County Undersheriff Brian Beck Memorial Highway

A portion of old Route 66 near Canute was recently dedicated as the Washita County Undersheriff Brian Beck Memorial Highway. The two-mile stretch of highway begins on the west side of Canute, at County Road 2070, and continues west to County Road 2050.
Tue
22
Nov

Cordell Elementary

Cordell Elementary students participated in the second annual Shortgrass Conference Speech Contest in Sayre on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. They authored their speeches and memorized them outside of class. “I am impressed with the effort these students put forth to compete in something outside of their comfort zone,” said Kathy Wedel, sponsor. “I am already looking forward to next year.” Pictured above are, from the left: Danny Corbin, Grayson Selman, Keirsten Poor, Georgia Willingham, Kirsten Bennett, Carlie Banks, Emily Williams, Samuel Lindsey, Adam Lindsey, Kelton Dowdle, Kelsey Dowdle, and Kye Norris.

 

Tue
22
Nov

What Was In The Cordell Beacon 100 Years Ago

Planning a trip to Wal-Mart was not on anyones holiday to do list 100 years ago. People were more self-sufficient then. Many consumers grew their own food, with some maybe raising their own turkeys.

Local businesses still played up the holiday theme. Stores advertised linens, clothing, and furniture instead of cranberry sauce and frozen turkeys and pies.

 

Tue
22
Nov

Cordell Mayor And EMS Personnel Meet With Representative From Sinor

In his report at the Monday, November 21, 2016, meeting of the Cordell City Council and related authorities, Cordell Mayor Bob Plummer said he and members of the Cordell Emergency Medical Service had met with Johnny Red of Sinor Emergency Medical Service.

Plummer said Red had contacted him and the two had met with City Administrator J.C. Moser. According to Plummer, he told Red there would need to be a meeting with the Cordell EMS employees and volunteers.

That meeting took place on Tuesday, November 15.

 

Wed
16
Nov

Trump Carries Washita County, Breaks With State On Three State Questions

Just over 83% of Washita County voters who cast ballots in the November 8 General Election voted for Donald Trump for President of the United States.

According to the Oklahoma State Election Board, 3,854 votes were cast for the Republican candidate, 588 (12.70%) voted for Hillary Clinton and 189 (4.08%) voted for Gary Johnson.

Statewide, 947,934 (65.3%) voted for Trump and 419,788 (28.9%) voted for Clinton. Johnson received 83,334 (5.7%) votes.

In the national vote, with the state of Michigan having only partial results and their 16 Electoral votes not represented, Donald Trump has tallied 60,375,961 votes, resulting in a current Electoral College count of 290.

 

Wed
16
Nov

Cordell Band Students Qualify For Honor Bands

Thanksgiving is next week, and Christmas is just around the corner, but 12 Cordell band students already know what they will be doing in February since they recently qualified as members of the Symphonic or Concert Honor Bands.

Justin Hamlett is second chair of the High School Symphonic Band, and also moved to the second round of the All State competition.

Denim Holman is also second chair of the High School Symphonic Band. Brock Smith and Brittany Dudgeon are third chair of the High School Concert Band. Jayla Smith is seventh chair of the Junior High Symphonic Band and Gabby Giblet is ninth chair.

 

 

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