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Tue
01
Jul

Burns Flat Sales Tax Helps Fire And Parks Departments

Both Burns Flat Town Administrator Jacob Foos and Burns Flat Fire Chief Justin Newberry were pleased voters chose to continue the one percent sales tax in Burns Flat. One-quarter of revenues from the tax go toward the fire department, one-quarter goes toward ambulance/EMS and half goes toward the Parks and Recreation department.

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Tue
01
Jul

Washita County Voting Precincts Run Late In Primary Election

Three Washita County Voting Precincts were among the last to report in the state Tuesday, June 24. The precinct from Sentinel and two precincts in Burns Flat all reported relatively late. The Election Board was able to send the cumulative report a little before 10:00 p.m.

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Wed
25
Jun

Fire Department Sales Tax Passes, Hospital Tax Fails

In an election that has included controversy, last-minute resolutions and a court order, Washita County voters passed only one of the sales tax elections on the June 24 ballot. Proposition One, a new 5/8 cent sales tax with some proceeds dedicated to Washita County fire and ambulance services, with the rest to go to the Washita County General Fund, passed by a wide margin  
 
Wed
25
Jun

1989 edition of The Cordell Beacon

The photo above ran in the June 14, 1989 edition of The Cordell Beacon. It shows Dr. Randy Abernathy and his wife Jolyna with their children Carissa, Bobby and Kent
 
Wed
25
Jun

Competition in Oklahoma City.

The Kliewer family, left to right, Phil, Addison, Abbey and Milli at an equestrian competition in Oklahoma City
 
Thu
19
Jun

My Point of View

My Point
Of View

By Zonelle Cox Rainbolt

Thu
19
Jun

My Point of View

My Point
Of View

By Zonelle Cox Rainbolt

Tue
17
Jun

Cordell and Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Cordell and Southwestern Oklahoma State University graduate Greg Derieg has been named the new Western Technology Center Marketing Communications Specialist, replacing Eddie Peck.
 
Tue
17
Jun

Jacob Foos Takes Over As Burns Flat Town Administrator

With plenty of ideas and energy, Jacob Foos has taken over as Burns Flat Town Administrator. Originally from Enid, Foos was raised in Chandler, Arizona, a suburb of Phoenix. While in Arizona, he attended two years of college at Northern Arizona University.
 
Tue
17
Jun

Vote YES on Hospital Sales Tax

Cordell Memorial Hospital (CMH) is preparing to challenge in court the validity of the actions of the Washita County Commissioners when they voted to cancel the election on Proposition 2, the sales tax to support the hospital.
 

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