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Tue
20
May

Cordell Resident Charged With Child Neglect, Cruelty To Animals

Melissa Sue Sanders, 27, has been arrested on two counts of Child Neglect and three counts of Cruelty to Animals after allegedly housing both her children and her animals in what can only be described as a house of horrors. Cordell Chief of Police Daniel Allen met with Lauren Smith, an investigator with the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, at approximately 3:45 p.m. Tuesday, May 13.

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Tue
20
May

Sentinel Man Charged With Assault

Johnathon Ray Bailey, 23, was arrested May 10, 2014, after allegedly subjecting his live-in girlfriend, Desiree Braswell, to approximately three hours of tortuous assault. Per the Affidavit for Probable Cause, the Sentinel Police Department received a call around 2:40 a.m., May 10, requesting police presence at 118 South Fourth, Sentinel. The caller reported an incident of Domestic Assault and Battery.

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Tue
13
May

Burns Flat Resident Arrested For Rape

Thomas Edward Martinez Jr. of Burns Flat has been arrested on five counts of rape in the second degree. Washita County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Joe Janz investigated the case and prepared the Affidavit for Arrest. Per the affidavit, Janz and Deputy Russell Stewart met with Shirley Walker, Kelci Martinez, Kayla Hodges and a 14 year old juvenile, called K.P. in the affidavit, at the Washita County Justice7 Center on April 29, 2014.

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Tue
06
May

Work on the Washita County Courthouse

Work on the Washita County Courthouse continues, with these photos taken May 1, 2014. Concerns over the duct work which obstructs the view into and out of the windows has been expressed by several residents. (See the Letter to the Editor inside.) The exterior steps on both the east and west sides have been removed, and work is continuing on the exterior brick.

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Tue
06
May

No Burning Allowed

Some rain may be in the forecast for Washita County this week, but it will take feet of rain, not inches, to break the drought that has now been declared “Extreme” in this part of the state. Record-breaking heat, high winds and low humidity have combined to turn western Oklahoma in to a tinder box, where one careless act could set the entire County ablaze.

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Tue
06
May

Cordell Lady Blue Devils Track Team Going To State

Ten Lady Blue Devils have qualified for the State Meet at Carl Albert High School Friday and Saturday, May 9-10. They include:

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Tue
06
May

Cordell Resident Arrested For Rape

Kevin Low of 400 East 14th Street, Apartment 106, Cordell, has been arrested and charged with second degree rape. The original charges were first degree rape by instrumentation and domestic abuse in the presence of a child.

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Tue
29
Apr

4-H Meat Judging Team Takes First And Second

The Washita County Junior 4-H Meat Judging Team was in Stillwater recently to attend a state wide competition at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Keith Schneberger, an OSU Animal Science graduate and owner of Keith’s Butcher Shop,coached the team. The team judged meat carcasses and retail meat cuts based on quality of the product and cut ability.

 

Tue
29
Apr

Dixon Receives Superior Rating At State Contest

Kylse Dixon, a senior at Cordell High School, received a Superior rating at the State Solo/Ensemble Contest held in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on April 23, 2014. She qualified for the State contest when she received a Superior rating at the District Solo/Ensemble Contest at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) on February 22, 2014.

 

Tue
29
Apr

Suspect Arrested In Car Theft Case

New developments have arisen in the car theft case that shocked Cordell, as Candy Rogers’ car has been recovered and a suspect, Terry Franklin Clark, has been arrested in conjunction with the case. Just before midnight Wednesday, April 23, Oklahoma Police Department Officer Matthew Guy noticed a vehicle cross Robinson Street on Southwest 41st Street in Oklahoma City, traveling west. The officer ran a search on the license plate number, discovering the car was registered as stolen.

 

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