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Tue
10
Jun

Cordell School Board Calls For $5.4 Million Bond Election

With a regular meeting and a special session held within 24 hours of one another, the Cordell School Board was especially active in their first meetings since the end of the school year. In the regular session, the board made several personnel decisions and heard from architect James Howard regarding the construction of a new field house and new classroom space.
 
Tue
10
Jun

Burns Flat Holds Monthly Meeting

The Board of Trustees of the Town of Burns Flat held a regular meeting on Monday, June 9, 2014, in the Town Hall Building. Among those present were Rod McKone, Duane Manual, Terry Field, Candace Bond, Barry Hill, town administrator Jacob Foos, Debbie Bloomer, Denise Willis, Tony Willis, Sharon Kendrick, Joel Newberry, Tom Collins, Justin Newberry and Andy Gearhart.
 
Tue
03
Jun

Relay For Life To Feature Amazing Race Contestants, News 9 Anchor

Relay For Life is coming to Cordell Friday, June 6, and with it plenty of great activities and a host of guest stars, including Tim and Danny from the Amazing Race and Jachin Merrill and Tammy Payne from News 9. The festivities will begin at 5:00 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Cordell, where the Survivors Dinner will be held. Opening ceremonies will commence at 6:00 p.m., when Alexsis Thain will sing the national anthem.

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Tue
03
Jun

Washita County 4-H Achievement Program Held

Washita County 4-H Members were recently recognized for their 2013-2014 4-H work. Washita County 4-H Hall of Fame Recipients were Kaylee Baker, Sentinel and Johnathon Edison, of Cordell. Outstanding Junior 4-H’ers: Cheyann Edison, of Cordell; Kelsey Dowdle, of Cordell; Mariah Sperle, of Cordell; Madison Warnke, of Canute and Sadie Stewart, of Sentinel.

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Tue
03
Jun

Carla Black and Mariah Allen presented in Senior Awards Assembly

On May 15, 2014 the Carla Black Scholarship was presented by Jimmy Linn and Jimmy Piercey to Brooke Battles and Mariah Allen at the BFDC Senior Awards Assembly.

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Tue
03
Jun

Summer Reading Programs Coming To The Cordell Library

The first performer to kick off the Summer Reading programs at the Cordell Public Library will be at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, June 4. Doc Rogers is part time-traveler, part mind-reader, and part Magician, but he’s full-time fun! Next week Mad Science will have two programs at your Library.

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Tue
03
Jun

Council Signs Theatre Lease

In a very brief meeting of the Cordell City Council, the Council was pleased to announce they had signed the document to lease the Theatre to Jerry Applewhite. The lease awaits Applewhite’s signature. The meeting began with a brief report from interim mayor Rickey Oliver, who informed the council the city had found brick for the pocket park and was currently inquiring about the price. He also reported the new City Administrator was present.

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Tue
27
May

Much needed rain fell over the weekend

Much needed rain fell over the weekend, filling lakes and causing waterfalls (pictured above) at Quartz Mountain State Park. Well over an inch fell Friday, May 23, and the Weather Channel's website estimates approximately three inches of total rainfall over the past week.
 
Tue
27
May

Cordell Elementary students collected money for St. Jude’s, a hospital in Memphis

These Cordell Elementary students collected money for St. Jude’s, a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, for children with cancer. The Cordell Elementary has been collecting money since 1987 for the hospital. The students and faculty wish to express their appreciation for all who donated.
 
Tue
27
May

Burns Flat Resident Sentenced To 27 Years In Child Pornography Case

Laura Jean Shoulders, 47, of Burns Flat, has been sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. The late Kristian Willhight of the Burns Flat Police Department and the late Brian Beck, former undersheriff of Washita County, were among officers who participated in the investigation.
 

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