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Tue
12
Apr

Armed Man Attempts Robbery At Ensey’s

Just before 10 p.m. on Saturday, April 9, an armed male entered the Dill City Quick Shop, formerly known as Ensey’s, on Highway 152 in Dill City, and pointed a handgun at the owner, Rajesh Paul. The would-be robber demanded the montey from the store’s cash register, then demanded more money than the owner had in the register.
 
Tue
12
Apr

CMH Completes First Phase Of Renovation

Cordell’s hospital is phasing in upgrades. Phase one of a $3 million renovation project at Cordell Memorial Hospital that began last fall is complete. “We’ve renovated the entire south wing of the hospital,” said hospital CEO Landon Hise. “This includes ten patient rooms, a shower room, a prayer room and a linen closet.” 
 
Tue
05
Apr

Housing Report Given For Washita County

“For Rent” signs are popping up on houses around Cordell and the rest of Washita County, and the number of houses listed for sale continues to grow. A recent Statewide Affordable Housing Market Study, with an effective date of analysis of June 23, 2015, gives area residents a snapshot of what the rental and sales numbers look like specifically for Washita County.

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Tue
05
Apr

Complaints Continue Regarding Police Dispatch Cuts

Addressing concerns expressed by a number of people in the audience regarding proposed cuts to the Cordell Police Department dispatch, Mayor Bob Plummer said it is most likely they City will cut back or eliminate the dispatch service. Also in response to a question regarding the amount of cuts to other City departments, Plummer said it isn’t always possible to cut equally across the board.

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Tue
05
Apr

Reeve Announces Candidacy For County Sheriff

Roger Reeve has formally announced he will run for reelection to the office of Washita County Sheriff. He was elected as Washita County Sheriff in 2012 and began serving in January, 2013. “It has been an honor and privilege to serve the residents of Washita County as sheriff,” Reeve said. “I take the protection of all Washita County residents very seriously.”

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Tue
29
Mar

McKenna Morley

McKenna Morley, a senior on the Cordell Lady Blue Devil Basketball team, was recently named to the Oklahoma Girls Basketball Coaches Association All State Team. She is one of 15 young women selected to represent 2A - B Class schools and will compete at Westmoore in June. “I am very proud of her and the entire Cordell Lady Blue Devil Basketball Team,” said Cordell Head Coach Jana Rogers. McKenna has had several offers to play college basketball but hasn’t yet made a final decision about which offer she will accept.

 

Tue
29
Mar

Dowell Announces Re-Election Bid

Kristen Dowell has announced she will re-file for the position of Washita County Clerk, a position to which she was elected in November 2012, with her term beginning January 2013. According to Dowell, throughout the past three years, technological advancements have been made to increase the efficiency within the office, while voluntarily decreasing the office budget.

 

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Tue
29
Mar

The biggest

The biggest, most anticipated basketball tournament of the year will take place on Thursday and Friday, March 31 and April 1. No, it isn’t OU versus Villanova or UNC vs Syracuse! It is the annual Cordell Civic Club 3rd and 4th Grade Tournament.

 

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Tue
29
Mar

Cordell Utilities Authority Renews Contract For Trash Service

With a projected savings of nearly half a million dollars over the next five and a half years, five members of the Cordell Utilities Authority (members of the City Council plus mayor Bob Plummer) voted Monday night to renew the City’s contract for trash service with Republic Services. The vote followed about an hour and 45 minutes of discussion about the proposed contract and also included a mini-presentation by the representative of Veteran Waste Solutions Inc.

 

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Tue
22
Mar

Cordell City Administrator Moser Makes Report To Council

At the March 21, 2016, meeting of the Cordell City Council and related Authorities, Cordell City Administrator J.C. Moser presented the following report:  
 

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