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Tue
19
Apr

Heston Brown, Cordell High School junior

Heston Brown, Cordell High School junior, recently signed a Letter of Intent to play golf at Southwestern Christian University. With Heston at the signing were his parents, Jeff and Amy, as well as his sisters Megan, on the left, and Birdie, on the right. Also present were SCU Men’s Golf Coach Darren Montgomery, SCU Women’s Golf Coach Jaime Cuellar, and CHS Principal and Athletic Director Larry Johnson.   

Tue
19
Apr

Accident Sends One To Hospital

No serious injuries were reported from an accident which occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. on Monday, April 18, 2016, at the intersection of 14th Street and North Glenn English. According to Cordell Police Department Assistant Chief Scott Hill, Royce Lowber was driving east on 14th Street in a 2014 Chevrolet Spark.  

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Tue
12
Apr

Countdown Begins For Relay For Life

Relay for Life, the American Cancer Society’s signature fund-raising event, will hold events in more than 5,200 communities and 20 countries. Washita County residents can join the fight against cancer on April 30, when the local Relay for Life event will be held from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Lee Park in Cordell.
 
Tue
12
Apr

Spaceport Lands Deal With Air Force

A deal worth $6.7 million was recently signed between the United States Air Force (USAF) and the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority (OSIDA), also known as the Oklahoma Air and Spaceport. OSIDA owns and operated the spaceport in Burns Flat which was formerly the Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base.
 
Tue
12
Apr

Canute Blood Drive Is April 18

A Blood Donor Challenge with the Canute Community blood drive will be held at the Canute Heritage Center, 101 North Ninth Street, allowing area residents to give life with Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). Doors will open at 12:30 p.m., Monday, April 18, and will continue until 5:30 p.m.
 
Tue
12
Apr

Armed Man Attempts Robbery At Ensey’s

Just before 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, an armed male entered the Dill City Quick Shop, formerly known as Ensey’s, on Highway 152 in Dill City, and pointed a handgun at the owner, Rajesh Paul. The would-be robber demanded the montey from the store’s cash register, then demanded more money than the owner had in the register.
 
Tue
12
Apr

CMH Completes First Phase Of Renovation

Cordell’s hospital is phasing in upgrades. Phase one of a $3 million renovation project at Cordell Memorial Hospital that began last fall is complete. “We’ve renovated the entire south wing of the hospital,” said hospital CEO Landon Hise. “This includes ten patient rooms, a shower room, a prayer room and a linen closet.” 
 
Tue
05
Apr

Housing Report Given For Washita County

“For Rent” signs are popping up on houses around Cordell and the rest of Washita County, and the number of houses listed for sale continues to grow. A recent Statewide Affordable Housing Market Study, with an effective date of analysis of June 23, 2015, gives area residents a snapshot of what the rental and sales numbers look like specifically for Washita County.

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Tue
05
Apr

Complaints Continue Regarding Police Dispatch Cuts

Addressing concerns expressed by a number of people in the audience regarding proposed cuts to the Cordell Police Department dispatch, Mayor Bob Plummer said it is most likely they City will cut back or eliminate the dispatch service. Also in response to a question regarding the amount of cuts to other City departments, Plummer said it isn’t always possible to cut equally across the board.

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Tue
05
Apr

Reeve Announces Candidacy For County Sheriff

Roger Reeve has formally announced he will run for reelection to the office of Washita County Sheriff. He was elected as Washita County Sheriff in 2012 and began serving in January, 2013. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the residents of Washita County as sheriff,” Reeve said. “I take the protection of all Washita County residents very seriously.”

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