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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.

 

 

Wed
16
Nov

Burns Flat Post Office Honors John E. Richardson

Veterans across the United States were honored in various ways on Friday, November 11, 2016, Veterans Day.

At the Burns Flat Post Office, John E. Richardson was honored for both his service to the United States, and also as a Contract Highway Route Carrier who has worked with the Postal Service for 49 years.

Richardson joined the Army in October 1963 and served through October 1966. He had basic training in Fort Polk, Louisiana and spent a year in Korea as a special Personnel clerk.

 

 

Wed
16
Nov

Cordell Native Had Long Career Representing Oklahoma

In the earliest days of urban development in the United States, streets tended to be named for landmarks. Sometimes major streets are named for symbols of power and authority.

 

 

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Wed
16
Nov

The Cordell High School Academic Team

The Cordell High School Academic Team concluded their season at the Regional Tournament in Dibble, Oklahoma, on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The team, coached by Monika Belt, is pictured above and includes, from the left: Jesse Bridges, Chris Chauncey, Austin Richardson, Justin Hamlett, Tyler Wedel, and Rylie Martin. Belt said the team worked really hard and had a very successful season.

 

 

Tue
08
Nov

Remembering Our Veterans On November 11

By Vicki Salley
 
Veterans Day is celebrated every year. But, how many people actually know where the holiday came from. World War I (known as the Great War) had officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles, in the Palace of Versailles in France, on June 28, 1919.  
 
 
Tue
08
Nov

Cordell School Board Approves Development Of Digital Curriculum

At their meeting on Monday, November 7, 2016, members of the Cordell Board of Education approved a stipend for teachers who develop and use digital curriculum in the classroom. According to Cordell Superintendent Brad Overton, the stipend will encourage teachers to develop curriculum which exceeds state standards and is also tailored for local  students.  
 
 
Tue
08
Nov

Did You Feel That?

“Did we just have an earthquake?” was being heard in homes across Washita County Sunday evening, November 6, 2016, as residents literally felt the earth move under their feet. The answer to the question was a resounding “Yes” as the Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) reported a 5.0 magnitude earthquake one mile west of Cushing, Oklahoma, which  occurred at approximately 7:44 p.m. The depth of the quake was recorded as 5.2 km (3.2 miles).  
 
 

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