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Tue
08
Apr

Blood Drives Coming For Cordell And Sentinel

Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will show Cordell and Sentinel blood donors just how much they are treasured during blood drives scheduled for April 17. Each person who gives at one of the blood drives will choose an appreciation item from the OBI’s Treasure Chest.
 
Tue
01
Apr

Hollywood Coming To Cordell

In one of his last official acts as Cordell Mayor, Alex Damon executed a contract between the Cordell Development and Redevelopment Authority (CDRA) and Jerry Applewhite for operation of the Washita Theatre. Applewhite is the owner and operator of the three-screen Liberty Theatre in Carnegie. The Theatre management contract was approved at the March 17, 2014, meeting of the CDRA.
 
Tue
01
Apr

Gossen Announces Candidacy

Just ahead of the filing period which begins at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Bart Gossen, Corn, announced his intention to file for the post of Washita County Commissioner, District 1. Gossen, who was born in Cordell, said he has lived in Washita County all his life. “I didn’t move in from out of state or out of Washita County in order to be eligible for this position,” Gossen said.
 
Tue
01
Apr

High Speed Chase Results In Washita County Crash

An attempted escape from the Custer County Sheriff’s Department resulted in a severe accident, causing head, neck and internal injuries to Angela Mendinghall of Weatherford. Mendinghall was attempting to escape pursuit in her 2001 Pontiac. The Custer County Sheriff’s Department had a warrant for her arrest with a charge of second degree forgery.
 
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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