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Tue
12
Jul

“New” Post Office Opened On March 17, 1937

By Vicki Salley

While researching information about the swimming pool I came across an old article in The Beacon about the opening of the new post office. Since I did not grow up around here I didn’t know our post office has not always been where it is now. On Wednesday, July 1, 1936, excavation work was started on the new post office building site for the city of Cordell.  

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Tue
12
Jul

Keith’s Butcher Shops Brings Home OTMPA Wins

Keith and Erin Schneberger kept claiming championships at the Oklahoma Texas Meat Processors Association annual conference held in Stillwater last month. Owners of two Keith’s Butcher Shops, the Schnebergers received one Grand Champion, two Reserve Champions, and five Champions.  

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Tue
05
Jul

Administrator Gives Report To Cordell City Council

At the meeting of the Cordell City Council and related Authorities held on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, City Administrator J.C. Moser gave the following report:
“GENERAL MEETING
1. The Street department was busy the week of June 20th - 24th picking up large items and limbs. With the wind storm on June 28th many limbs were blown down so the street department will work through the city picking up limbs the week of July 5th - 8th. This will give residents the long weekend to place them by the curb.
 
Tue
05
Jul

Canute Resident Charged With Child Abuse

August 2 is the date set for a preliminary hearing for Janet Lynn Watkins, 71, of Canute, who faces a charge of child abuse following an alleged incident at the Sayre Elementary school where she taught. Watkins was released on a $10,000 own-recognizance bond after the allegations surfaced  in mid-May.

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Tue
05
Jul

The City of Cordell Employee of the Month

The City of Cordell Employee of the Month for July is Tyler Airington, Volunteer Fireman. Tyler has lived in Cordell for five years. He and his wife, Candas, have four children - Maxton, Maeize, Mavric, and Maleah. His interests include going to car races, hunting and going to the range for shooting practice. 

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Tue
05
Jul

Cordell Swimming Pool Has Interesting History

By Vicki Salley

When my editor asked me what my next story was going to be about, we discussed a few things I had been thinking of. One of the items on my idea list was the swimming pool. She told me that our swimming pool has a very interesting history.

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Tue
05
Jul

Hall Retires From Cordell Police Department

She took on the most difficult cases, worked tirelessly for the victims of the most serious kinds of abuse, and was the voice most callers to the Cordell Police Department (CPD) felt they knew personally. Lydia Hall, CPD Communications Officer, officially retired at the end of her shift on Thursday, June 30, 2016.

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Tue
28
Jun

Nomination Period Continues

Skipper Bates, Washita County USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) Executive Director, announced the nomination period for local FSA county committees began on Wednesday, June 15, 2016. “County Committees are unique to FSA and allow producers to have a voice on federal farm program implementation at the local level,” Bates said.

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Tue
28
Jun

Law Enforcement Officials Make Several Arrests

Current and former County residents have been charged with felonies in the previous two weeks. Currently being held in the Washita County Jail, Donovan Janrhett (also known as Robert Lee Janrhett), age 26, Burns Flat, was charged with Lewd Or Indecent Acts To Child Under 16.

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Tue
28
Jun

Celebrating Independence Day

By Vicki Salley

Being born on an Air Force base, marrying into a military family, and having a son in the armed forces, holidays like Independence Day, Memorial Day, and Veteran’s Day meant a lot to me. The Fourth of July was always a huge celebration. With the Fourth coming up this weekend, I started thinking how the celebration is a chance to get together with friends and family, have a barbecue, watch a parade or baseball game, and, of course, set off or watch a fireworks display. 

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