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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.
 
Tue
22
Jul

Washita National Wildlife Refuge Creature Features

Summer is in full swing, and folks are heading to the Foss Lake to have some fun! Washita National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) is situated on the north end of Foss Lake, and has different rules and regulations than Foss State Park, which covers the southern portion of the lake.
 
Tue
22
Jul

Merwin Receives Scholarships To Northwestern

Shelby Merwin, a graduate of Cordell High School, has been awarded two scholarships to attend Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the 2014-2015 academic year. Merwin, daughter of Stacey Holden of Cordell, will receive the Freshman Incentive Scholarship, which is funded through the Alva economic development sales tax incentive, and the Ranger Preview Scholarship, which is awarded for participation in Northwestern’s annual Ranger Preview event.
 
Tue
22
Jul

WFEC Seeks New Agreement With Cordell Utilities Authority

Powerful presentations characterized the meeting of the Cordell City Council Monday, July 21, as Police Chief Daniel Allen, Scott Williams of Western Farmers Electric Cooperative (WFEC) and Dennis Krueger of Kiwash Electric Cooperative all presented. In what amounted to the biggest news of the evening, Williams informed the Utilities Authority rising electricity costs would force WFEC to terminate the City of Cordell’s contract September, 2016, if the city does not transition to a new agreement and a new Municipal Rate Schedule by January 1, 2016.
 
Tue
22
Jul

Burns Flat Town Board Approves Several Agenda Items

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Burns Flat held its regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 7, 2014, in the Town Hall Building. Chairman Terry Field called the meeting to order at 6:00 p.m. The Pledge of Allegiance was first on the agenda. Those present were: Terry Field, Rod McKone, Duane Manuel, Candace Bond, Denise Willis, Tony Willis, Sunny Segler, Justin Newberry, Tom Collins, Gloria Graves, Tracy Cole, Terry Fisher Bloomer and Kyle Bloomer.
 
Tue
15
Jul

Cordell Mayoral Candidates Complete Survey

Cordell’s Mayoral election will be held August 26, 2014. Rickey Oliver and Bob Plummer are the candidates in the nonpartisan election. They are running for an unexpired term that will expire April 2015. Plummer and Oliver filled out a survey for the Cordell Beacon.
 
Tue
15
Jul

County Unemployment Rate Rises Slightly In May, Down From 2013

A leadership expert with a military background will mount a business offensive in Sayre. Mike Harbour, Founder and President of Harbour Resources, will serve as the keynote speaker during the Build a Better Business Boot Camp on Thursday, July 24, at the Broadway Event Center in Sayre.
 
Tue
15
Jul

Leadership Expert To Headline Sayre Business Boot Camp

A leadership expert with a military background will mount a business offensive in Sayre. Mike Harbour, Founder and President of Harbour Resources, will serve as the keynote speaker during the Build a Better Business Boot Camp on Thursday, July 24, at the Broadway Event Center in Sayre.
 
Tue
15
Jul

Cordell School Board Approves Extra Duty Contracts

In a fast-paced meeting, the Cordell Board of Education approved several appointments and extra duty contracts. The meeting started with High School Principal Larry Johnson’s brief administrative report. Johnson provided the board with enrollment dates. He also reported school will begin August 14.
 

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