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Tue
26
Jul

Commissioners Designate Depository Banks For 2016-2017

Resolution 2016-24 has been signed by the Washita County Commissioners naming the official depository banks for 2016-2017. The banks include Bank of Western Oklahoma, Cordell Branch; First National Bank and Trust, Cordell; All American Bank, Sentinel; Washita State Bank, Burns Flat; First State Bank, Canute; Mid- First Bank, Cordell; Bank of Cordell, Cordell; High Plains Bank, Cordell Branch; Great Plains National Bank, Burns Flat; Great Plains National Bank, Cordell Branch.

 

Tue
19
Jul

Headstart Taking Applications

Community Action Development Corporation (CADC) Head Start is now taking applications for the 2016-2017 school year. The program is open to children who will be three or four years old by September 1. When making an application, required items include the child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, insurance card, immunizations/shot records, and an income verification such as the most recent tax return, W-2, or pay stub.  

 

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Tue
19
Jul

Foundation Gives Grant Report

The Cordell Academic Foundation met in June to review teacher grant applications. Eleven Cordell faculty members were awarded grants totaling $8,427.00. Some of the grants this year were for accelerated reading books, Apple iPads, Chrome books, calculators, and other learning materials and projects needed for student learning. 

 

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Tue
19
Jul

Cordell Council Accepts Resignation Of Police Chief

Following an Executive Session which lasted less than the expected 30 minutes at their meeting on Monday, July 18, 2016, the Cordell City Council accepted the resignation of Cordell Chief of Police Daniel Allen. Allen also serves in the elected position of City Marshal and his letter of resignation included that post as well. 

 

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Tue
19
Jul

Florence Hospital Once Largest Hospital In State

By Vicki Salley

After graduating from the University of Missouri medical school in Kansas City, Missouri, Doctor A.H. Bungardt practiced medicine there for a few months before coming to Cordell. Dr. Bungardt located here through a friend, Dr. Enoch Porter. On December 11, 1902, Dr. Porter sold him his practice for a $100 note. Dr. Bungardt opened his first office in the real estate office of A.J. Johnson on East Main street. 

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Tue
19
Jul

The Cordell Chamber

 The Cordell Chamber Yard of the week goes to Makenzie Houghland, 15-year-old daughter of Kevin and Debra Hougland. Makenzie works very hard to keep her yard beautiful. “She deserves the Yard of the Week award!” said Chamber member Karen White. “If you see her, give her a pat on the back for a job well done!” 

 

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Tue
12
Jul

Local Church Sponsors Back To School Clothing Drive

With just over a month until the first day of school, the Harvest Foster Kids program of Cordell is having a Back To School “new” clothing drive. The Harvest Foster Kids program helps meet the clothing needs for six counties in stern Oklahoma, including Washita, Beckham, Custer, Roger Mills, Ellis, and Kiowa.    

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Tue
12
Jul

Cordell Board Of Education Approves Certified And Support Contracts

At their meeting on Monday, July 11, 2016, the Cordell Board of Education approved a new policy for the Child Nutrition program and the contracts of certified and support personnel. The new Child Nutrition policy requires parents to prepay for student lunches/breakfast, and food chosen a la carte.   

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Tue
12
Jul

Sales Tax Collections Drop In Most Communities In The Area

The June distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission primarily represents local tax receipts from April business. In Washita County communities, only Cordell and Rocky showed an increase in collections over the same period in 2015, although in both cases the increases were slight.  

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Tue
12
Jul

Hopper Pleads No Contest To Charges

According to documents at the Washita County Courthouse, Buddy William Hopper, 48, Sentinel, made a plea of nolo contendere (no contest) to two charges of Lewd Or Indecent Proposals Or Acts To Child Under 16 and one charge of Failure To Register As Sex Offender. The plea came as part of court proceedings on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Hopper was sentenced to 25 years in the custody of the Department of Corrections on each of the Lewd Acts charges and five years on the Failure To Register charge, all of the time to be served concurrently.  

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