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Tue
25
Mar

Damon Resigns As Mayor, Utilities Manager

In brief letters dated March 24, 2014, Cordell Mayor Alex Damon resigned his elected position with the City of Cordell and also as General Manager of the Cordell Utilities Authority. The resignations are to be effective April 1, 2014. One letter was addressed to Cordell City Council president Rick Oliver. The other was addressed to Vicky Dunlap, chairman of the trustees of the Cordell Utilities Authority.

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Tue
25
Mar

Storm Sirens Will Be Tested

Weather permitting, the storm sirens in Cordell will be tested on Saturday, March 29, 2014. “If the weather is not threatening,” said Cordell Fire Chief Mike Weixel, “we will test all of the outdoor warning devices - storm sirens - over a period of time on Saturday.”

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Tue
18
Mar

Kiwash Electric Cooperative Announces Winners Of Youth Tour Contest

Hard work has paid off for two high school juniors as they make plans to tour the nation’s capital this summer. Jordan Hughes of Burns Flat -Dill City High School and Kolton Kardokus of Weatherford High School took top honors in the Kiwash Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Contest.
 
Tue
18
Mar

Body Found Near Bessie

A body was discovered Monday afternoon March 17, 2014, along a creek bank southwest of Bessie. The body was male and is believed to be Eugene Williams, missing since March 2, 2014. Williams wrecked his car on Saturday night, March 1, and had walked to a residence in the area.
 
Tue
18
Mar

Council Discusses Theatre Contract

Re-opening the Washita Theatre took another step forward at the meeting of the Cordell City Council on Monday, May 17, 2014, as a possible contract was discussed. Members of the Council, in their capacity as the Cordell Development and Redevelopment Board, made suggestions for minor changes to the proposed contract.
 
Tue
11
Mar

Washita County Sheriff’s Office Continuing Search For Williams

The search is continuing for a man missing since just before 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 2, 2014. According to Washita County Sheriff Roger Reeve, Eugene Williams, 63, called the Beckham County Sheriff’s office about 1:44 a.m., stating he had wrecked his car and was on foot, walking in a canyon. The Washita County Sheriff’s Department and Bessie Fire Department were called minutes later to search for Williams in an area southwest of Bessie. The search area was determined by Beckham County officials based on the “pinging” of Williams’ cell phone.
 
Tue
11
Mar

Nine students recently completed EMT Training

Nine students recently completed EMT Training conducted by Burns Flat EMS through Western Technology Center. Pictured are: Back row: Jon Wilson, James Updike, Jessie Norris, Instructor Debbie Bloomer, and Nocona Cook. Front row: Eric Dominguez, James Cox, and Instructor Jessi Perriman. Not pictured are James Livingston, Chris Beggs, and Lonnie Heine.
 
Tue
11
Mar

The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, CBA’s junior class play

The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood, CBA’s junior class play. The actors are as follows: Standing: Regan Wherritt (Maiden Marian), Jordan Penner (Sheriff of Nottingham), Michael Boese (Evil Prince John), Joel Kliewer (Allen), Mitchell Graf (Will), Aevry Hayes (Jane of Locksley), Chandler Smith (Friar Tuck) and Wesley Javorsky (Town’s Guy). Front Row: Cassie Oliver (Lady Gillian Laughalot), Morgan Leppke (Lady Mary Ellen), Lily Hurtado (Lady Millicent Haven-sent), Riley Kliewer (Robin Hood), and Brendon White (Little John)
 
Tue
11
Mar

Cordell Speech Team Excels At District Tournament

Five Cordell students participated at the District Speech Tournament at the University of Oklahoma in Norman. Bryce Allen was the best finisher for Cordell, being named a first alternate for the National tournament in Kansas City, Kansas. She was named an alternate in humorous interpretation, and she also competed in dramatic interpretation.
 
Tue
11
Mar

Cordell School Board Approves Administrative Contracts In March Meeting

With few voting items on the agenda, the Cordell school board’s March meeting centered around an executive session that lasted nearly two hours. The meeting began with new board member Chris Johnson reciting the oath of office, officially taking his place on the school board.
 

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