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Tue
15
Jul

Cordell School Enrollment Dates Announced

The countdown to the first day of the 2014-2015 school year has begun, with enrollment to begin August 6, according to an announcement by Larry Johnson, high school principal. New high school and junior high school students will enroll in the high school counselor’s office from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6.
 
Tue
08
Jul

Explosion Rocks Alliance Inc. West Of Cordell

Alliance Inc., two miles west of downtown Cordell, was rocked by an explosion Thursday, July 3, as a portable tank filled with drilling fluid exploded. The explosion, which employees said was around 5:15 p.m., did not cause any major injuries. One employee did suffer an injury to his knee when he jumped out of his truck.
 
Tue
08
Jul

Dream Big Asks Local Entrepreneurs To Reach For The Stars

Western Oklahoma entrepreneurs now have the opportunity to submit their innovative business ideas to the Western Oklahoma Dream Big competition for an opportunity to receive a cash grant. Entries began being accepted July 7 and must be received by August 1, with voting scheduled to be held from August 4 to August 15.
 
Tue
08
Jul

OkIPC Getting Down And Dirty On Invasive Species

by Sean Hubbard.
 
STILLWATER, Okla. – They all have more than four letters, but they are certainly bad words in the state of Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Invasive Plant Council (OkIPC) recently released posters, highlighting the state’s most problematic species, The Dirty Dozen. Among the list are the all-too-familiar eastern redcedar, musk thistle and yellow bluestem.
 
Tue
08
Jul

Delaying Social Security Could Increase Lifetime Income for Washita County Residents

By Tim Marema and Roberto Gallardo The Daily Yonder.
 
Washita County residents who are nearing retirement age can increase their lifetime income if they can wait a bit to start drawing Social Security benefits. In Washita County, 1,463 residents – or 12.6 percent of the population – are aged 55 to 64. Those are the years when folks start thinking seriously about retirement.
 
Tue
08
Jul

Indictment Against Ronnie Denny Unsealed

Twelve days after the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Multi-county Grand Jury handed down an indictment against Ronnie Denny, the indictment was unsealed Tuesday, July 8, 2014. Denny, 35, who was arrested in Princeton, Texas, on July 1, was indicted on one count of murder in the first degree in the death of Melissa Sue Flores.
 
Tue
08
Jul

Cordell Council Approves Utility Rates And Fees

After approving the budgets for fiscal year 2014-2015 at a special meeting on June 19, Cordell City Council members, in their capacity as trustees of the Cordell Utilities Authority, approved utility rates and fees at their meeting on Monday, July 7, 2014. The modest 1.7% increase raises the minimum monthly residential charge from $5.9719 to $6.0734, an increase of approximately ten cents. If less than 250 kilowatt hours (kWh) are used, the cost per kWh went from 0.05680 to 0.05777.
 
Tue
01
Jul

Ronnie Denny Arrested For Murder Of Melissa Flores

At approximately 10:30 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2014, Ronnie Dean Denny Jr., 35,was arrested at his home in Princeton, Texas, for the murder of Melissa Flores. He was booked in at the Collin County Jail in McKinney, Texas, just after midnight on the morning of July 1, and is currently awaiting extradition.

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Tue
01
Jul

Cordell Provides Place For Fourth Of July Fireworks

While it is true no fireworks can be discharged inside the city limits of Cordell, the Cordell Police Department has coordinated with City government and the fire department to furnish a safe and legal place for families to celebrate the Fourth of July. The Gregory Sports Complex at the Cordell Airport will be open for personal fireworks displays from 8 p.m. until midnight, Friday, July 4.

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Tue
01
Jul

Keith Schneberger won numerous awards

Keith Schneberger (pictured with his daughter) won numerous awards at the annual Oklahoma Texas Meat Processors Association Convention, held June 13-15 in Stillwater, Oklahoma.

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