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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.
 
Tue
12
Aug

Two Bodies Identified in Foss Lake Case

Nearly a year after two cars were discovered in Foss Lake, the Oklahoma Office of the Chief Medical Examiner released reports identifying two of the bodies found at the scene. The reports, which were released Friday, August 8, identify one of the bodies in the recovered 1969 Camaro as Jimmy Allen Williams, while another body in the 1950s Chevy was identified as Cleburn Hammack.

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Tue
12
Aug

Abandoned Dog Found Brutalized Near Burns Flat

Found brutalized and close to death, an abandoned female pit bull has inspired rescue efforts and a host of questions. A passing trucker found the clearly abused dog in the back parking lot of Pendleton’s Truck Stop in Foss, according to Terry Lynn Bloomer.

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Tue
12
Aug

Cordell School Board Approves New Security System

Approval of a bid for a new security system headlined the monthly meeting of the Cordell Board of Education Monday, August 11. After lengthy deliberation, the Board elected to approve the low bid to install AiPhone Systems and Access Control from High-Tech-Tronics, Inc.

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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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