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Feb

Cordell High School Basketball Homecoming Queen Megan Rogers

Cordell High School Basketball Homecoming Queen Megan Rogers was crowned by her escort, Alec Pankhurst, prior to the games with Navajo on Friday, February 7, 2014. The Homecoming Court, pictured above, include, from the left, Tyler Beasley, Cherokee Mitchell, Pankhurst, crown bearer Beck Burgess, Rogers, flower girl Camree Chrisman, Micah Waters and Sydnee Sealey.

 

Tue
11
Feb

Washita County Ranks Fifth In Wheat Production

Despite dry conditions, Washita County ranked fifth in wheat production among Oklahoma counties according to the 2013 Oklahoma Agricultural Statistics. Total production was 8.4 million bushels of wheat in 2012, a 477 percent increase from the previous year’s yield of 1.76 million. Counties to exceed Washita County’s output were: Kiowa, Alfalfa, Grant and Garfield.

 

Tue
11
Feb

Accident Sends Robert Cantu To Hospital

Robert “Chris” Cantu continues his recovery at OU Medical Center following a one-vehicle accident which occurred about 3 a.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2014. According to a report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Cantu was driving a 2003 GMC pickup at the time of the accident. The report states he was southbound on a County Road two miles east of Bessie when, for an unknown reason, the vehicle departed the roadway to the right, went airborne for approximately ten feet, then rolled one and a half times before coming to rest on its top.

 

Tue
04
Feb

Sales Tax Question Will Be On Ballot

Washita County voters will decide a sales tax question when they go to the polls on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Everyone voting in Washita County will vote on a 5/8 cent sales tax, the proceeds of which will go to the County general fund, OSU Extension Service and 4-H, County senior citizen centers, the County fair and junior livestock show, and Washita County capital maintenance.
 
Tue
04
Feb

Cordell High School Wrestling Homecoming Queen

Cordell High School Wrestling Homecoming Queen candidates and their escorts are, from the left: Ryan Boecker, Jenna Patton, Sarah Southerland, Andy Newman, Kennedy Merrill and Avery Ramirez. The coronation ceremony, originally scheduled for February 4, will be rescheduled, possibly next week.
Tue
04
Feb

Cordell High School Basketball Homecoming Queen

Cordell High School Basketball Homecoming Queen candidates and their escorts are, from the left: Tyler Beasley, Cherokee Mitchell, Micah Waters, Sydnee Sealey, Alec Pankhurst and Megan Rogers. Weather permitting, homecoming cermonies will begin at 5:45 p.m. on Friday, February 7, 2014, before the games with Navajo.
 
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.
 

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