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Tue
02
Dec

Putman Announces Candidacy

Robert Putman, Cordell businessman, has announced he will be a candidate for the Cordell Board of Education, seat number five. “My concern is one hundred percent for the students - their education and equipping them for a successful future” Putman said. “If it is right for the kids, we need to be doing it.”

Tue
02
Dec

Fire Causes Major Damage At Caprock

Thanksgiving break was put on hold for area firefighters who responded to a major fire at Caprock Plungers the night of Wednesday, November 26. There was nobody at the facility at the time, and no one was hurt. According to Cordell Fire Chief Seth Slaughterback, Kenny Gregory called 9-1-1 at 8:18 p.m. to report the blaze. By 8:27, the Cordell fire department was on the scene. Caprock owner Dale Selman said Cordell, Cloud Chief, Rocky and Bessie fire departments helped put out the blaze.Per Slaughterback, seven  trucks, 16 firefighters and an ambulance responded.

Tue
02
Dec

Area Dancers Featured In “The Nutcracker”

When the curtain goes up on Western Oklahoma Ballet Theatre's (WOBT) 31st fulllength production of the holiday classic “The Nutcracker,” young dancers from Cordell and Burns Flat will be featured in the ballet. Performances are set for Saturday, December 13, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 14, at 2:00 p.m., at the Fine Arts Center of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Tue
02
Dec

Wreck Sends One To Hospital

A one vehicle accident on Friday, November 28, 2014, sent Bertin Perez, 25, Elk City, to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City with head and trunk internal injuries. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol (OHP) report, Perez was driving a 2000 Dodge pickup westbound 6.1 miles east of State Highway 6 on County Road 1140, at the Burns Flat-Elk City cutoff, about 3:30 a.m.

Wed
26
Nov

Giblet Provides Information On Zoning And Permits

During the November 17, 2014, meeting of the Cordell City Council, it became clear there is confusion regarding the City’s issuance of building permits. The particular issue discussed at the meeting was a large building constructed on Elaine Drive. According to remarks made to the Council from residents living in the immediate area of the building, an unsigned permit had been issued for the building.

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Wed
26
Nov

Cordell FFA

Wed
26
Nov

Justice Kauger Inspires Book On Art

Thirty years ago, while rummaging through art stored in the state Historical Society’s basement because of a lack of space to display it, Oklahoma Supreme Court Justice Yvonne Kauger had an inspiration thatled to a new home for the appellate  court system, a place to display the art, and a book about that art. Kauger, a native of Colony who was born in Cordell, hoped that the Wiley Post Building in the state Capitol complex, now the former home of the Oklahoma Historical Society, would someday become the state’s appellate court system’s home.

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Wed
26
Nov

student volunteers

On Saturday, November 22, 2014, Burns Flat community and student volunteers gathered at the Burns Flat Park to kick off the holiday season.

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Tue
18
Nov

Navy Dad Surprises CHS Student

From his seat near the center of the band, Cordell High School Sophomore Chase Bryan listened intently as band leader Steve Smith announced a special guest would be attending the Veterans Day assembly. What he didn’t know, however, was the special guest was his father, Senior Chief Cory Bryan, United States Navy.
 
Tue
18
Nov

Cordell Memorial Hospital Recognizes Farren Evetts

Florence Nightingale’s spirit is alive and well in Cordell. Farren Evetts was recently honored with the first ever “Above & Beyond Award” by Cordell Memorial Hospital (CMH). A Registered Nurse, Evetts is an eight-year veteran at CMH. Recently, hospital administration decided to recognize employees who go the extra mile to serve the community with outstanding care.
 

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