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Wed
01
Jan

Child Welfare Staff Hosts Foster Christmas Party

Child Welfare staff of the Custer and Washita Counties Department of Human Services hosted the annual Christmas party for Foster Families in the two counties on December 10 at the Clinton United Methodist Church. A crowd of over 100 enjoyed pizza provided by Mazzio’s, Pizza Hut, The Brick and Adamo’s Italian Villa. Multi-County Youth Services made cookies for dessert, the church provided drinks and S and D Drug supplied all the paper goods.
 
Wed
01
Jan

Post Office Announces Holiday Hours

Cordell’s Post Office window will close at noon on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, and on Thursday, January 2, 2014. Mail will be delivered as usual on those two days. The Post Office will also be closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, and no mail will be delivered that day. Regular window hours will resume on Friday, January 3, 2014.
 
Wed
25
Dec

Library Offering Adult Winter Reading Challenge

The annual Winter Reading Challenge for adults will begin in the New Year. Beginning Thursday, January 2, 2014, hallenge participants ages 17 and older can check out books and audio books to win items and be placed in a drawing to win a Kindle! There is a limit of one entry per day. 
 
Wed
25
Dec

Ray Will Perform At Capital One Bowl

Ravin Ray, an eighth grade student at Merritt Junior High, has been selected to perform in Orlando, Florida, on New Years Day at the Capital One Bowl. She will dance in a performance with platinum recording artist Hunter Hayes as he performs his current chart topping hit ‘I Want Crazy 
 
Wed
25
Dec

Cordell FFA Members Attend Conference

Members of the Cordell FFA chapter recently attended the Made For Excellence conference in Oklahoma City. Held on December 14 and 15, the conference was conducted by the Oklahoma FFA Association and sponsored by
McDonald’s
 
Tue
17
Dec

Early Morning Wreck Kills Megan Hurtgam

Megan J. Hurtgam, 24, Cordell, died early Thursday morning, December 12, 2013, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident south of Bessie. According to a report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Hurtgam was driving north on US Highway 183 in a 2006 Jeep Liberty at 5:40 a.m 
 
Tue
17
Dec

Cordell’s Santa Spreads Christmas Cheer

Keith Hubbard of Cordell had been told for years that he looked like Santa. After hearing the same from a professional Santa Claus in 2011, Hubbard decided to roll with it. He bought a Santa suit, bleached his hair and beard
and embraced a new role for Christmas. 
 
Tue
10
Dec

Washita County Slips Out Of Deep Freeze

Record-breaking low temperatures invaded Washita County on Thursday, December 5, 2013, and didn’t release their grip until the afternoon of Tuesday, December 10. While the thermometer hovered in the single digits, with a
wind-chill significantly lower, area residents either wrapped up in so many clothes they could barely move, or just stayed indoors. 
 
Tue
10
Dec

Cordell School Board Discusses Concession Stand, Approves Contracts

Maybe the Cordell School Board was just hungry for the concession stand across the street at the Junior High Basketball game, but it was the concession stand that attracted significant interest at December’s school board meeting 
 

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