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Tue
12
Aug

Hospital Board Drops Lawsuit

Responding to a lawsuit against the Washita County Commissioners, on June 19, 2014, Associate District Judge Chris Kelley issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting the Washita County Commissioners from interfering with the election regarding the half-cent sales tax for Cordell Memorial Hospital (CMH).

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Tue
05
Aug

Hise Takes Over Reigns At Cordell Memorial Hospital

A new face can be seen roaming the halls at Cordell Memorial Hospital. Landon Hise is getting acquainted with CMH where he has assumed the position of Chief Executive Officer/Administrator. “I know I have big shoes to fill,” said Hise, 31. “Charlie (Greene) has done an outstanding job of guiding Cordell Memorial for the last 25-plus years and I am taking every opportunity to learn from him.

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Tue
05
Aug

Classrooms, Safe Rooms Part Of Proposed Building Project

Education is about more than keeping young people busy for several hours a day, nine months out of 12. It is about preparing them for college, technical school and employment. To help accomplish that for Cordell students, a new building, which would include two labs and six classrooms, enough to house all high school and junior high science and math classes, has been proposed.

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Tue
05
Aug

WOCS School Starts August 13

Teachers, staff and students are gearing up for the fall semester. Western Oklahoma Christian School with campuses in Clinton, Weatherford and Elk City, begins on Wednesday, August 13, at 8:30 a.m. Enrollment is still open for grades pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Please call WOCS for more information, 580-323-9150.

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Tue
05
Aug

Vanderveer Attends IGovern Leadership Camp

On July 6th-12th 2014, high school senior Amy Vanderveer of Cordell, Oklahoma, attended IGovern Leadership camp in Purcellville, Virginia. In May, Vanderveer attended a weekend conference where she was selected as the recipient of a full ride scholarship to the camp.

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Tue
05
Aug

New Information Emerges About Bodies Found In Foss Lake

New details have emerged from the Oklahoma State Medical Examiner’s Office regarding the six bodies discovered in Foss Lake in September, 2013. September 17, officials testing new sonar equipment discovered a 1969 Camaro and a 1950s Chevy.

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Tue
05
Aug

Roundup Club Rodeo Canceled

Welcome rain that fell in Cordell the last part of May caused Cordell Roundup Club members to postpone the annual Rodeo. A new date in mid-August was set for the Rodeo, but organizers announced earlier this week the event has been canceled.

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Tue
29
Jul

Cordell Academic Foundation Receives ONEOK Grant

Keith Thiessen, representative of Oklahoma Natural Gas, a division of ONEOK, recently presented a check to the Cordell Academic Foundation (CAF). The check represented a grant from ONEOK, the proceeds of which will be used to purchase iPads for the special education classroom of Mrs. Charlinda Ogle.

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Tue
29
Jul

Southwest State Bank Hosts Summer Blood Drive August 7

There is no substitute for blood needed by patients in area hospitals served by Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI). A blood drive in Sentinel Thursday, August 7, provides the opportunity for anyone who is healthy and at least 16 years old to make a life-saving difference.

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Tue
29
Jul

County Schools Release Enrollment And Start Dates

With the start of the 2014-2015 school year just around the corner, county schools have released information regarding enrollment and the first day of classes. Cordell Elementary students will enroll from 8 a.m. until noon on Friday, August 8. New students in Cordell High School and Junior High will enroll in the high school counselor’s office from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, August 6.

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