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09
Sep

Cordell Integris Retirement Village is very proud of their "Fair Ladies"

Cordell Integris Retirement Village is very proud of their "Fair Ladies" Wanita Sawatzky, Dovie Ringo, Ann Schmidt and Mary Lou Knox. Between the four of them, they brought home one Champion ribbon, 17 First Place ribbons, six Second Place ribbons, and four Third Place ribbons. The entries were on display at The Village on Monday, September 8, for all to see and admire.

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Tue
09
Sep

Farm Bureau Hosts Ag Day

Sixth graders across Washita County left their classrooms Friday, September 5, to experience agriculture at the first Washita County Farm Bureau Ag Day. The 160 students toured eight stations. Roger Gribble, a retired agronomist, hosted a station about plant science; Mindy Dowdle of the Farm Service Agency hosted a station on farm finance; Dana Church of Wootton New Holland hosted a station about machinery

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Tue
09
Sep

Ice Bucket Challenge Comes To ALCO

From celebrities to students, from grandparents to children, everyone is doing the ice bucket challenge. Add your friendly neighborhood Cordell ALCO to the growing list of participants in the fundraiser for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) charities. Challenged by the employee’s of an ALCO in Kansas, three employees were doused with icy cold water the afternoon of Wednesday, September 3.

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Tue
09
Sep

Jesse Wayne Parker

Tue
09
Sep

Denny Charged With First Degree Murder

On Tuesday, September 2, 2014, District Attorney Dennis Smith filed a First Degree Murder charge against Ronnie Denny Jr. in connection with the death of Melissa Flores. Denny had been arrested for the alleged Flores murder at his home in Princeton, Texas, on June 30, 2014, and booked into the Collin County Jail in McKinney, Texas, just after midnight on the morning of July 1.

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Tue
09
Sep

Cordell School Board Discussed Location Of New Construction

September’s meeting of the Cordell Board of Education focused discussion on new construction, funded by the bond issue approved August 26, 2014. Regarding the location of the new field house, the Board was torn between three options, each with distinct pros and cons.

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Tue
02
Sep

107th Washita County Free Fair Begins Today

It will be all fun and games when the 107th Washita County Free Fair gets underway later today at the Washita County Fairgrounds. Exhibits will be taken from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today, September 3, and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. tomorrow, September 4. Judging of exhibits will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, with the exhibit buildings scheduled to close at 9 p.m.

 

Tue
02
Sep

Washita Theatre newly renovated

Dudley Simpson toured the newly renovated Washita Theatre Friday, August 29. The theatre is expected to open soon after the air conditioning is repaired.

 

Tue
02
Sep

County Commissioners Approve Claims At August Meeting

At their meeting on August 18, the Washita County Commissioners approved payment of an invoice in the amount of $11,515.37 to D.R. Payne & Associates for expert witness services provided throughout the Nextera Energy Resources tax protest case. Also approved was $6,000 to Civil Rights Training and Consultants, LLC for a review and assessment of current policy and procedures for the Washita County Sheriff’s Department and Justice Center.

 

Tue
02
Sep

Bob Plummer Takes Oath Of Office As Cordell Mayor

Following the call to order of the New Cordell City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, Bob Plummer was sworn in as Cordell Mayor. Plummer won the post in the August 26 election. The Council members then received an update from Vice Mayor Rickey Oliver regarding the swimming pool, Police Department awning, and City vehicle washing.

 

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