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Tue
28
Jan

County Commissioners Vote To Continue Publishing Minutes At Sentinel Leader

In apparent retaliation against The Cordell Beacon for its news coverage of the Washita County Commissioner’s recent sales tax proposals, commissioners voted unanimously to suspend its long-held practice of publishing commission meeting minutes in rotation among all the county’s newspapers. These public notices are funded by taxpaper dollars. At the first regular meeting of 2014, held on January 6, Commissioner James Gee made the motion to amend the scheduled publication rotation to the Beacon this month, leaving publication of the minutes in the Sentinel Leader. The motion was seconded by Commissioner Raydell Schneberger, and Commissioner Leo Goeringer voted to approve.
 
Tue
28
Jan

CHS Hosting Financial Aid Workshop

Covering the cost of a college education can be a challenge for any student, but almost everyone is eligible to receive some form of financial aid. In order to help Cordell students begin the process of applying for financial aid, Cordell High School will host a financial aid workshop on Monday, February 3, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. in Angela Caler’s classroom at Cordell High School.
 
Tue
21
Jan

Know The Code: A Look At The Cordell City Code

How well do you know the laws that govern life in Cordell? The Cordell Beacon will be running a new, weekly feature on city ordinances to inform residents about what the law dictates on various issues.  This week features Section 12-227: “Trailers and CommercialVehicles, Storage and Parking in Residential Districts.”  
 
Tue
21
Jan

Washita County Voters Shifting Party Affiliation

Washita County has leaned Republican for over three decades in Presidential elections, yet only in the past 15 years  have voters started to make the switch in their party affiliation to Republican. Even now, in one of the most
staunchly conservative counties in one of the most staunchly  conservative states, WashitaCounty still has a majority of  registered voters belonging to the Democratic Party. 
 
Tue
21
Jan

The Cordell Academic Foundation welcomes new officers for 2014.

The Cordell Academic Foundation welcomes new officers for 2014. They are, from the left: Kristen Dowell, president; Karen Wedel, secretary; and Linda Johnson, treasurer.
 
Tue
14
Jan

Cordell School Board Discusses Bond Issue At January Meeting

In an otherwise uneventful meeting, the Cordell School Board discussed a possible bond issue to address deficiencies in the school’s technology and transportation infrastructure. The meeting started at 7:30 pm on Monday, January 13 with all members present for roll call. 
 
Tue
14
Jan

Winners were announced earlier this week in The Cordell Beacon New Year Art Contest

Winners were announced earlier this week in The Cordell Beacon New Year Art Contest. Kyda Gossen, center, was the first place winner and received $25. Mariah Sperle placed second and received $15. Braedon Pipkin received $10 for this third place finish. Thanks to all the businesses who helped sponsor the sixth grade students in the contest
 
Tue
14
Jan

Five Blue Devils were named All-District for football

Five Blue Devils were named All-District for football, and seven were named honorable mentions

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Tue
07
Jan

Sewell Brothers Construction

Sewell Brothers Construction, Inc. of Cordell, was awarded the bid for construction of a new bridge across the Cimarron River on U. S. Highway 281 near Waynoka. The bridge, which will cost $7,411,605.25 should be completed in early fall of 2014. Davy Sewell, vice president of Sewell Brothers Construction, said the bridge will be a little over a quarter mile long. “When the bridge is completed there will be approximately 1,000,000 pounds of steel and 6,000 yards of concrete used to complete the project
 
Tue
07
Jan

Burns Flat Trustees Meet

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Burns Flat met in their first regular meeting of 2014 on Monday, January 6. Those present included Duane Manuel, Rod McKone, Candace Bond, Barry Hill, Billy Yarbrough, Debra Bloomer,
Tony Willis, Denise Willis, Robert Colson and Jim Metz  
 

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