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Tue
04
Feb

Cordell Council Approves Utility Write-Off List, Purchase, Rezoning

In a meeting which lasted about two hours, members of the Cordell City Council and related Authorities took action on several items of voting business. The first of the approvals was for a contract with Clean Air Concepts of McKinney, Texas for installation of a firehouse ventilation system. Although the system will cost $58,082.60, all but $2,900 will be provided by FEMA grant funding.

 

Tue
04
Feb

“Share The Love” Blood Drive Will Be February 10

Cordell-area residents can “share the love” by donating blood on Monday, February 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Cordell High School and Cordell Memorial Hospital (CMH) will host a blood drive at the Washita County Activity Center. “This drive falls on a different day than our donors usually expect,” said Charlie Greene, administrator of CMH. “It is a special blood drive coordinated by students at CHS and we really appreciate all the work they do to make this happen.”

 

Tue
28
Jan

Tragic Car Chase Kills Two Lawmen, Suspect

Washita County is mourning the loss of two law enforcement officers after a car chase resulted in two separate accidents on Thursday, January 23, 2014. Washita County Undersherriff Brian Beck, age 40, and Burns Flat officer Kristian Willhight, age 36, were pronounced dead at the scene at the intersection of County Roads 2160 and 1210, just south of Dill City. The suspect, Quentin Lee Johnson, was killed in a separate accident near County Roads 1210 and 2190 approximately three miles from the first accident.
 
Tue
28
Jan

Post Office Celebrates Retirement Of Two Long Time Employees

Sporting a “#1 Postman” shirt as he began his last Monday on the job, Cordell mail carrier Dudley Simpson said he would “miss the people he met everyday and along the way.” Simpson and postal supervisor Mark Boone will wrap up 56 years of combined service on Friday, January 31, 2014. When asked what his plans were for life after retirement, Simpson said he was going to take a day off, then continue his farming and ranching, as well as being the voice of Cordell sports - announcing CHS ballgames.
 
Tue
28
Jan

County Commissioners Vote To Continue Publishing Minutes At Sentinel Leader

In apparent retaliation against The Cordell Beacon for its news coverage of the Washita County Commissioner’s recent sales tax proposals, commissioners voted unanimously to suspend its long-held practice of publishing commission meeting minutes in rotation among all the county’s newspapers. These public notices are funded by taxpaper dollars. At the first regular meeting of 2014, held on January 6, Commissioner James Gee made the motion to amend the scheduled publication rotation to the Beacon this month, leaving publication of the minutes in the Sentinel Leader. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Raydell Schneberger, and Commissioner Leo Goeringer voted to approve.
 
Tue
28
Jan

CHS Hosting Financial Aid Workshop

Covering the cost of a college education can be a challenge for any student, but almost everyone is eligible to receive some form of financial aid. In order to help Cordell students begin the process of applying for financial aid, Cordell High School will host a financial aid workshop on Monday, February 3, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in Angela Caler’s classroom at Cordell High School.
 
Tue
21
Jan

Know The Code: A Look At The Cordell City Code

How well do you know the laws that govern life in Cordell? The Cordell Beacon will be running a new, weekly feature on city ordinances to inform residents about what the law dictates on various issues.  This week features Section 12-227: “Trailers and CommercialVehicles, Storage and Parking in Residential Districts.”  
 
Tue
21
Jan

Washita County Voters Shifting Party Affiliation

Washita County has leaned Republican for over three decades in Presidential elections, yet only in the past 15 years  have voters started to make the switch in their party affiliation to Republican. Even now, in one of the most
staunchly conservative counties in one of the most staunchly  conservative states, WashitaCounty still has a majority of  registered voters belonging to the Democratic Party. 
 
Tue
21
Jan

The Cordell Academic Foundation welcomes new officers for 2014.

The Cordell Academic Foundation welcomes new officers for 2014. They are, from the left: Kristen Dowell, president; Karen Wedel, secretary; and Linda Johnson, treasurer.
 
Tue
14
Jan

Cordell School Board Discusses Bond Issue At January Meeting

In an otherwise uneventful meeting, the Cordell School Board discussed a possible bond issue to address deficiencies in the school’s technology and transportation infrastructure. The meeting started at 7:30 pm on Monday, January 13 with all members present for roll call. 
 

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