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Tue
01
Apr

Crider Road, 14th Street Project Nearing Penalty Date

Frustration continues to grow for Cordell motorists as they see no work being done on the Crider Road and 14th Street project. According to information received by Representative Todd Russ (R-Cordell), the project was let out to bid in May, 2013, and was set up for “210 Calendar Days”.
 
Tue
25
Mar

Book From Local Poets Finalist For Oklahoma Book Of The Year

“Red Dirt Roads: Sketches of Western Oklahoma by the Custer County Truck Stop Poets,” the work of poets Carol Waters of Cordell, Clynell Reinschmiedt of Edmond, Catherine McGraw of Weatherford, and Yvonne Carpenter and Nancy Goodwin of Clinton, has been named a finalist for Oklahoma Book of the Year. The award is given by the Oklahoma Center for the Book.

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Tue
25
Mar

Brown Ford Completes Beautiful Remodel

For five and a half months, the owner and staff at Brown Ford in Cordell operated out of a portable building while a huge remodeling of their space was being completed. After getting moved into the new space last week, everyone agreed the wait had certainly been worth it.

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Tue
25
Mar

Lucas Holds Town Hall Meeting In Cordell

by Shawn Brubaker.
 
Fresh off the success of the recent passing of his farm bill, Representative Frank Lucas paid a visit to Western Oklahoma. His two-day tour took him from as far as Hollis all the way up to Cordell, where spoke to local residents for about an hour at 4:30 p.m., March 20.

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Tue
25
Mar

Damon Resigns As Mayor, Utilities Manager

In brief letters dated March 24, 2014, Cordell Mayor Alex Damon resigned his elected position with the City of Cordell and also as General Manager of the Cordell Utilities Authority. The resignations are to be effective April 1, 2014. One letter was addressed to Cordell City Council president Rick Oliver. The other was addressed to Vicky Dunlap, chairman of the trustees of the Cordell Utilities Authority.

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Tue
25
Mar

Storm Sirens Will Be Tested

Weather permitting, the storm sirens in Cordell will be tested on Saturday, March 29, 2014. “If the weather is not threatening,” said Cordell Fire Chief Mike Weixel, “we will test all of the outdoor warning devices - storm sirens - over a period of time on Saturday.”

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Tue
18
Mar

Kiwash Electric Cooperative Announces Winners Of Youth Tour Contest

Hard work has paid off for two high school juniors as they make plans to tour the nation’s capital this summer. Jordan Hughes of Burns Flat -Dill City High School and Kolton Kardokus of Weatherford High School took top honors in the Kiwash Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Contest.
 
Tue
18
Mar

Body Found Near Bessie

A body was discovered Monday afternoon March 17, 2014, along a creek bank southwest of Bessie. The body was male and is believed to be Eugene Williams, missing since March 2, 2014. Williams wrecked his car on Saturday night, March 1, and had walked to a residence in the area.
 
Tue
18
Mar

Council Discusses Theatre Contract

Re-opening the Washita Theatre took another step forward at the meeting of the Cordell City Council on Monday, May 17, 2014, as a possible contract was discussed. Members of the Council, in their capacity as the Cordell Development and Redevelopment Board, made suggestions for minor changes to the proposed contract.
 
Tue
11
Mar

Washita County Sheriff’s Office Continuing Search For Williams

The search is continuing for a man missing since just before 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 2, 2014. According to Washita County Sheriff Roger Reeve, Eugene Williams, 63, called the Beckham County Sheriff’s office about 1:44 a.m., stating he had wrecked his car and was on foot, walking in a canyon. The Washita County Sheriff’s Department and Bessie Fire Department were called minutes later to search for Williams in an area southwest of Bessie. The search area was determined by Beckham County officials based on the “pinging” of Williams’ cell phone.
 

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