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Tue
18
Feb

CBA Music Department Scores High In District Contest

The Corn Bible Academy vocal music department competed in the district contest on Saturday, February 15, on the SWOSU campus. The day began with the junior high student’s competition. Results for the day were as follows: Ninth graders Carter Smith of Corn received a superior (I) rating on his solo entitled, “Lonesome Road."
 
Tue
18
Feb

Washita County Unemployment Remains Low

Western Oklahoma has been blessed with abundant natural resources, and local business has taken advantage. Washita County’s unemployment rate is just 3.8 percent according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is 43 percent lower than the national average. Part of the reason for the strong employment numbers in the state is a high percentage of the work force that works government jobs. Oklahoma had 351,700 government jobs as of December, 2013, which was 19% of the entire labor force. According to City-Data.org, 21 percent of Washita County workers are employed by the government.
 
Tue
11
Feb

Ronnie McKee was recently honored

Ronnie McKee, right, was recently honored by Mark Boone for 25 years of service at the Cordell Post Office.

 

Tue
11
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.

 

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