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Tue
30
Sep

Truck Carrying Chemicals Crashes Five Miles South Of Cordell

A fortunate driver escaped with minor injuries in this Washita County accident on Highway 183, but the same cannot be said for his truck and its contents. Edwin Custer of Jourdanton, Texas, working with TAS Trucking in Clinton, allegedly fell asleep and went off the road at a curve, overturning the truck one-half time according to the initial report.
 
Tue
30
Sep

Coach David Barker Making Himself At Home

Fans of Cordell football have heard a new, very energetic voice on the sidelines this year and may have wondered who that voice belonged to. His name is David Barker, and he’s your new coach. Barker will be coaching the offensive skill position players and will help head coach Dustin Beasley call plays as well.
 
Tue
30
Sep

Voter Registration Deadline Approaching

Friday, October 10, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the November 4 General Election, according to Washita County Election Board Secretary Leah Jones. She said that persons who are United States citizens, residents of Oklahoma, and at least 18 years old may apply to become registered voters.
 
Tue
23
Sep

The 2014 Cordell High School Football Homecoming Queen will be crowned at ceremonies

The 2014 Cordell High School Football Homecoming Queen will be crowned at ceremonies scheduled to be held at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, September 26. The candidates and their escorts are, from the left: senior escort Andy Newman and sophomore candidate Kaitlin Kuehne; senior escort Jesus Miranda and junior candidate RaeAnna Dudgeon; and senior escort Reace Russell and senior candidate Shyann Dixon.

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Tue
23
Sep

CBA Combines Service And Fundraising

Those driving through Cordell Monday, September 22, may have noticed a group of smiling kids cleaning and weeding the town square. Those Corn Bible Academy students were helping clean the town square as part of the school’s fundraising initiative.

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Tue
23
Sep

Sales Tax In County Increases October 1

By Brad Overton.
 
Following approval by voters in Washita County of a new 5/8 cent sales tax to benefit Washita County fire departments and ambulance services, the county sales tax will increase October 1 to two percent. That amount is added to the 4.5% state tax, and the city tax. City sales tax in Washita County vary from two percent to four percent.

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Tue
23
Sep

Weixel Retires As Cordell Fire Chief

By Brad Overton.
 
Fighting fires and working to keep Cordell residents safe has been part of the life of Mike Weixel for 22 years. He served as Assistant Fire Chief in Cordell for seven year. For the last two years, he has extended that level of service and led the Cordell Fire Department as chief.

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Tue
16
Sep

Alpha Nu Awards Scholarship

Alpha Nu Sorority recently announced Elaina Cameron as the newest scholarship recipient. Cameron, the mother of three children, is a valued employeeof Price Prints and is currently completing a degree  in Business Management at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
 
Tue
16
Sep

Witnesses Incriminate Denny

BY GERALD GREEN
 
Ronnie Denny Jr. allegedly told at least three people he killed Melissa Flores, an affidavit written by an agent forthe Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) indicates. One of the three, Russell Davis, now of Oklahoma City, helped Denny hide a trunk near Bessie which he believed contained Flores’ body, the affidavit states.
 
Tue
16
Sep

Cordell Council Denies Damage Claim

Cordell’s City Council and related Authority Boards met in regular session on Monday, September 15, 2014. Each of the entities voted to approve an Ordinance amending the Employment Retirement System’s definition of spouse.
 

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