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Feb

Dr. O’Halloran Volunteers At Oklahoma Mission Of Mercy

Dr. Kevin O’Halloran, Cordell dentist, recently volunteered at the fifth annual Oklahoma Mission of Mercy (OkMOM). On a day that began at 5 a.m. and continued to 5 p.m., Dr. O’Halloran worked with Dr. Stephen Young, Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry, to assess patients and recommend treatment. During the two-day event, 1,465 patients received 11,786 procedures, the most ever for any OkMOM event.
 
Tue
25
Feb

Make Your Wedding Day Stand Out With These Inspiring Ideas

It Starts With Your Theme.
 
Tue
25
Feb

Canute Public School Names February Wall Of Fame

Paxton Edmond Hunt was born on March 27, 1997. His parents are Brian and Lisa Hunt. He has an older sister Paige. He is the grandson of Modell and Frank Hunt of Elk City, and Lana and Johnny Lewallen of Elk City. He is the great grandson of Dolores Greteman and the late Edward Greteman and Oma Dee Lewallen and the late Vergil Lewallen.
 
Tue
25
Feb

Negotiations Continuing For Washita Theatre Operator

When the Cordell City Council and related Authorities met last week, there were few items of voting business beyond the Consent Agendas and an Executive Session on the agendas. Cordell Mayor Alex Damon did report, however, there is hope an agreement will be reached soon for a lessee of the Washita Theatre. Damon announced negotiations are underway between his office, the Theatre committee, and Jerry Applewhite of Carnegie for operation of the theatre.
 
Tue
25
Feb

Cordell Memorial Hospital Health Fair Continuing Through Friday

By 10 a.m. on Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 83 individuals had registered for reduced-cost medical tests at the Cordell Memorial Hospital (CMH) Health Fair. In addition, 15 had taken advantage of the carotid artery screening. “This is a large number for two days,” remarked CMH administrator Charlie Greene. He continued, “The health fair has been running very smoothly, with a steady flow of people coming in and with virtually no waiting.”
 
Tue
18
Feb

Cordell Memorial Hospital Celebrating 25 Years Of Service, Hosting Annual Health Fair

Imagine your child began running a high temperature in the middle of the night, and there was no hospital emergency room close. Or maybe you fear taking a serious fall at your home, but the closest hospital is 30 minutes away. The possibility of those events was in fact a reality for Washita County residents for six months, from September, 1988 to March, 1989, when there was no hospital in the County.
 
Tue
18
Feb

Cordell High School Wrestling Homecoming Queen Sarah Southerland was crowned

Cordell High School Wrestling Homecoming Queen Sarah Southerland was crowned on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. Her escort was Andy Newman. The Homecoming Court, pictured above, were, from the left: Avery Ramirez, Kennedy Merrill, Newman, Southerland, Ryan Boecker and Jenna Patton. The crown bearer was Tyler Canterberry and the flower girl was Brenyn Ball.
 
Tue
18
Feb

Western Technology Center Student Is “Breaking Traditions”

When visitors tour the Automotive Collision Repair program at the Burns Flat campus of Western Technology Center (WTC), they expect to see a lot of male students diligently working on proper procedures related to the collision repair industry that will help them succeed in the workplace. But, they also see something not common in an industry dominated by males, A FEMALE STUDENT! Karen Wright, a senior at Sayre High School, is in her second year of the Automotive Collision Repair program at the WTC Burns Flat campus and definitely turns heads when visitors tour the program.
 
Tue
18
Feb

CBA Music Department Scores High In District Contest

The Corn Bible Academy vocal music department competed in the district contest on Saturday, February 15, on the SWOSU campus. The day began with the junior high student’s competition. Results for the day were as follows: Ninth graders Carter Smith of Corn received a superior (I) rating on his solo entitled, “Lonesome Road."
 
Tue
18
Feb

Washita County Unemployment Remains Low

Western Oklahoma has been blessed with abundant natural resources, and local business has taken advantage. Washita County’s unemployment rate is just 3.8 percent according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which is 43 percent lower than the national average. Part of the reason for the strong employment numbers in the state is a high percentage of the work force that works government jobs. Oklahoma had 351,700 government jobs as of December, 2013, which was 19% of the entire labor force. According to City-Data.org, 21 percent of Washita County workers are employed by the government.
 

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