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Tue
02
Sep

107th Washita County Free Fair Begins Today

It will be all fun and games when the 107th Washita County Free Fair gets underway later today at the Washita County Fairgrounds. Exhibits will be taken from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. today, September 3, and from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. tomorrow, September 4. Judging of exhibits will begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, with the exhibit buildings scheduled to close at 9 p.m.

 

Tue
02
Sep

Washita Theatre newly renovated

Dudley Simpson toured the newly renovated Washita Theatre Friday, August 29. The theatre is expected to open soon after the air conditioning is repaired.

 

Tue
02
Sep

County Commissioners Approve Claims At August Meeting

At their meeting on August 18, the Washita County Commissioners approved payment of an invoice in the amount of $11,515.37 to D.R. Payne & Associates for expert witness services provided throughout the Nextera Energy Resources tax protest case. Also approved was $6,000 to Civil Rights Training and Consultants, LLC for a review and assessment of current policy and procedures for the Washita County Sheriff’s Department and Justice Center.

 

Tue
02
Sep

Bob Plummer Takes Oath Of Office As Cordell Mayor

Following the call to order of the New Cordell City Council meeting on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, Bob Plummer was sworn in as Cordell Mayor. Plummer won the post in the August 26 election. The Council members then received an update from Vice Mayor Rickey Oliver regarding the swimming pool, Police Department awning, and City vehicle washing.

 

Wed
27
Aug

Applewhite Will Offer Tours Of Washita Theatre, Answer Questions

Jerry Applewhite, operator of the Washita Theatre, recently announced he will be at the Theatre Thursday and Friday to conduct tours of the building. He also said he will be available  to answer questions. To tour the building and visit with Applewhite, stop by the Theatre at 111 South Market, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday or Friday, August 28 and 29
 
Wed
27
Aug

Road Construction Progress Remains Months Behind

Imagine, you leave from home on Tuesday to go to work. Traveling to and from home has been a chore for several months due to road construction, but you have made the necessary adjustments and expect the trip to take longer than it should. Then, one day last week, you go home for lunch. Or, at least you try to. You make your way to the housing addition where you live off 14th Street and, the entrance is totally blocked 
 
Tue
19
Aug

Washita Theatre Set To Open Within Next Two To Three Weeks

Interim Cordell Mayor Rickey Oliver opened Monday nights Development and Redevelopment meeting with good news regarding the Washita Theatre. After being closed for over 19 months, Oliver’s announcement that the Theatre is on the verge of being reopened was received with smiles and applause by members of the board.
 
Tue
19
Aug

The Cordell band boosters had their annual picnic Saturday

Information was given out to those who would like to help with all of our fundraising this year. The band will be headed to Colorado, in May, 2015. We appreciate everyone who came out and encourage everyone to be a part of the awesome band program our school has to offer!!
 
Tue
19
Aug

Cordell Council Passes Water Restriction Ordinance

After several false starts over the past few weeks, the Cordell City Council and Utilities Authority approved an updated water use restriction policy at their meeting held on Monday, August 18, 2014. The only substantive difference in the new ordinance and the one which automatically went into effect in May is the removal of all but one of the exemptions to the policy.
 
Tue
19
Aug

Cordell School Bond Issue Will Be Decided August 26

In the 50 Years Ago portion of the Away Back When column on page two of this issue, the Cordell teachers for the 1964-1965 school year are listed. Among them was Jimmy Dean Payne, high school science teacher. Mr. Payne taught the science classes, including chemistry and physics, in the same classroom/lab that is still being used today.
 

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