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Tue
29
Dec

The Cordell City Employee of the Month for January 2016

The Cordell City Employee of the Month for January 2016 is Fire Chief Seth Slaughterback. Seth grew up in Cordell and attended school here. He married Cheri right after the Pumpkin Festival in 2003. Seth is devoted to his wife and daughter, Bailey, and when asked about his family Seth’s immediate response was, “My family is the greatest gift I could ever ask for.” Seth is also an EMT volunteer in Cordell. When asked what he likes to do in his spare time, Seth said, “What spare time” I stay busy with my work and beautiful family.”

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Tue
22
Dec

Foss State Park Prepares For First Day Hike And Trail Ride

January 1, 2013, marked the first time the First Day Hike was held at Foss State Park, an event held in state parks throughout the United States on the first day of January each year. The January 1, 2016, hike is scheduled to begin at 9 a.m. Participants should gather at the Foss State Park office by 8:45 a.m. for the 2.65 mile hike rated as “easy” and suitable for children, at the discretion of their parents.

 

Tue
22
Dec

Drivers going east through Cordell

Drivers going east through Cordell will get a great view of the mural recently completed on the former Farmers National Bank building. The Cordell Civic Club planned and paid for the mural.

 

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Tue
22
Dec

Sales Tax Receipts Mostly Down In County

Sales tax collections in most Washita County communities fell last month, some of them significantly, while the amount going to the County was down by over $130,000. The only two communities which saw an increase in collections of Sales Tax were Colony (up $248.45) and Sentinel (up 769.26). 

 

Tue
22
Dec

Clark Receives Award For Accident Free Drivcing

Foss Rural Mail Carrier Kimi Clark was recently honored by the United States Postal Service and the Burns Flat Post Office for 30 years of accidentfree driving. Clark has driven approximately a half million safe miles in her postal career. 

 

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Tue
15
Dec

Archaeological Team Revisits County Excavation Site

A team from the Oklahoma Archaeological Survey arrived at the farm of Kevin and Sherry Nightengale northwest of Cordell to continue work begun in 1984 regarding the discovery of a Wichita Indian village located there. The 1984 effort resulted in proof of the existence of the village, dating back to 1500 AD.

 

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Tue
15
Dec

Girlfriend Charged With First Degree Murder

Still grieving over the 2014 death of his wife, Mike Beach apparently took to the Internet earlier this year to find companionship. That search led him to Kathryn Lynn Hicks, 44, the woman now charged in his death. On Monday, November 30, responding to a welfare check, Cordell Police officers entered the Beach residence at 421 South Orient in Cordell and found Beach dead in his bedroom.

 

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Tue
15
Dec

Lamb Is New Lutheran Minister

Lutheran Partners of Western Oklahoma, a partnership of Peace Lutheran in Bessie, Trinity Lutheran in Clinton, and Grace Lutheran in Weatherford have announced the call of Jerry Lamb as minister. Lamb, originally from St. Paul, Minnesota, has served congregations in Syracuse, New York, southwest Minnesota, northwest Wisconsin, and Southwest Iowa.

 

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Tue
15
Dec

Cordell Community Outreach Assists Young And Old

With donations from a number of area businesses and residents, the Cordell Community Outreach Association has made Christmas brighter for children at Head Start and residents of the Cordell Christian Home. In the Third Annual Silver Santa event, the Association provided a gift box filled with goodies for every Cordell Christian Home resident.

 

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Tue
08
Dec

Driver Killed In One Vehicle Wreck

Rosalie Jones Gomez, 59, of Carnegie, died from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle collision early on Tuesday morning, December 8, 2015.  

 

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