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Tue
13
Dec

Investigation Continues In Shooting Death

Roy Lee Weeaks, 78, of Colorado, died on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from a single gun shot wound to the chest.
 
According to Cordell Police Chief Brandon Rogers, the shooting occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. outside the home of Dr. Jerry Hernandez, 1302 North Grant Street in Cordell.

Tue
13
Dec

A group of students from Cordell Elementary School

A group of students from Cordell Elementary School were Christmas caroling at businesses around the Washita County Courthouse square on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

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Tue
13
Dec

John Seger And Cheyenne/Arapaho Tribes Build Seger Colony

John Homer Seger was born on February 23, 1846, in Geauga County, Ohio. At the age of six Seger moved with his family to Illinois.
 
Seger’s father bought a small tavern in Dover, Illinois. Young Seger would sneak under the tables and listen to tales of Indians his father’s traveling customers would tell.

Tue
06
Dec

Canute And WTC Sponsor Blood Drives

Canute and Western Technology Center in Burns Flat will both sponsor blood drives on Monday, December 12, 2016. In Canute, the blood drive will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Canute Heritage Center, 101 North Ninth Street. The Western Technology Center blood drive will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Health Building Seminar Center and Dining Hall. One blood donation can save as many as three lives and the supply must be constantly renewed.

 

 

Tue
06
Dec

Cordell Ministerial Alliance Presents “Invitation To A Miracle”

On Sunday, December 11, 2016, the Cordell Ministerial Alliance will present “Invitation to a Miracle” as the 2016 Christmas Cantata. Members of the Cordell Community Choir and Chamber Ensemble, with A.J. Stegall conducting, will present their Christmas gift to the community at 5 p.m. in the First Baptist Church building, First and North College Streets in Cordell. Through poetic narration, scripture passages and creatively arranged carols, the timeless story of the birth of Christ is presented.

 

 

Tue
06
Dec

Hamlett Named To All State Band

After three rounds of intense auditions Cordell High School Band member Justin Hamlett was named to the Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OMEA) All State Symphonic Band on trumpet. The competition began in Altus on November 5 and concluded on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at Westmoore High School.

 

Tue
06
Dec

The City of Cordell Employee

The City of Cordell Employee of the Month for December 2016 is David Westreicher. David has worked in the City’s Sewer Department for about 12 months. Previously, his position was with the Cordell Water Department for 12 years. Originally from California, David has lived in Cordell for 19 years. A calm life style and the easy going nature of the community convinced David this was a much better place to raise his children. David’s hobbies include collecting vinyl records and spending time with his children Paul, Anthony, and Casey. They all enjoy attending concerts or a day of ice skating.

 

Thu
01
Dec

Washita County Sheriff’s Office Makes Drug, Firearm Arrests

On Monday, November 28, 2016, the Washita County Sheriff’s Office, Sentinel Police Department and District 2 Drug Task Force served a search warrant on a residence located on the northeast corner of NE Boundary and Lincoln in Sentinel.
 
One adult female, Bobbie Barnett, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and new drug charges.
Thu
01
Dec

“Tis Better To Give” Blood Drive Will Be Thursday, December 1

‘Tis better to give this holiday season!
 
Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) needs generous donors to share the priceless gift of blood during key winter months.
Thu
01
Dec

Motorcycle Wreck Injures One

Ronald H. Baker, 29, of Durham, Oklahoma, was injured in the early morning hours of Thursday, November 24, 2016, when the 2007 Harley Davidson he was driving failed to successfully negotiate an I-40 on ramp.
 
According to a report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Baker was eastbound on the 47 mile marker on ramp, attempting to enter onto Interstate 40, 50 feet west of Canute in Washita County.

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