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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. 
 
Tue
14
Jan

Winners were announced earlier this week in The Cordell Beacon New Year Art Contest

Winners were announced earlier this week in The Cordell Beacon New Year Art Contest. Kyda Gossen, center, was the first place winner and received $25. Mariah Sperle placed second and received $15. Braedon Pipkin received $10 for this third place finish. Thanks to all the businesses who helped sponsor the sixth grade students in the contest
 
Tue
14
Jan

Five Blue Devils were named All-District for football

Five Blue Devils were named All-District for football, and seven were named honorable mentions

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Tue
07
Jan

Sewell Brothers Construction

Sewell Brothers Construction, Inc. of Cordell, was awarded the bid for construction of a new bridge across the Cimarron River on U. S. Highway 281 near Waynoka. The bridge, which will cost $7,411,605.25 should be completed in early fall of 2014. Davy Sewell, vice president of Sewell Brothers Construction, said the bridge will be a little over a quarter mile long. “When the bridge is completed there will be approximately 1,000,000 pounds of steel and 6,000 yards of concrete used to complete the project
 
Tue
07
Jan

Burns Flat Trustees Meet

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Burns Flat met in their first regular meeting of 2014 on Monday, January 6. Those present included Duane Manuel, Rod McKone, Candace Bond, Barry Hill, Billy Yarbrough, Debra Bloomer,
Tony Willis, Denise Willis, Robert Colson and Jim Metz  
 
Tue
07
Jan

Lane Closures On Crider Road And 14th Street Frustrate Cordell Residents

Lane closures on two Cordell roads are frustrating Cordell residents, and in some cases, hitting their check books as well. Crider Road is completely closed north of 14th Street and only open northbound between 14th and Main Street. Fourteenth Street is only open westbound between Crider and Glenn English Street
 
Wed
01
Jan

Demolition of the old Dixie Building began

Demolition of the old Dixie Building began in earnest just after 2 p.m. on Monday, December 30, 2013, as a crew began to push in the south side of the nearly 100-year-old building. The demolition was completed in just over an hour and a half, with removal of the debris to take up to a week.
 
Wed
01
Jan

Area Businesses Sponsor Cordell Elementary Art Contest

Fifteen pieces of artwork done by Cordell Sixth Grade students are part of a contest sponsored by Cordell businesses and can be found inside this issue. In a departure from previous art contests, this year the students displayed their computer skills as they designed their entry.
 
Wed
01
Jan

SWODA Board Presents Seven Service Awards

The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Board of Trustees honored the service of four board members and three SWODA employees at the monthly meeting held Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, in Burns Flat. Board members receiving service awards were Anthony Fixico, Jackson County commissioner, five years service; Leo Goering, Washita County commissioner, five years service; Illando Sawyer, Jackson County at-large representative, ten years service; and Blake Roberts, Jackson County municipality representative, 15 years service.
 

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