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Tue
03
Jun

Council Signs Theatre Lease

In a very brief meeting of the Cordell City Council, the Council was pleased to announce they had signed the document to lease the Theatre to Jerry Applewhite. The lease awaits Applewhite’s signature. The meeting began with a brief report from interim mayor Rickey Oliver, who informed the council the city had found brick for the pocket park and was currently inquiring about the price. He also reported the new City Administrator was present.

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Tue
27
May

Much needed rain fell over the weekend

Much needed rain fell over the weekend, filling lakes and causing waterfalls (pictured above) at Quartz Mountain State Park. Well over an inch fell Friday, May 23, and the Weather Channel's website estimates approximately three inches of total rainfall over the past week.
 
Tue
27
May

Cordell Elementary students collected money for St. Jude’s, a hospital in Memphis

These Cordell Elementary students collected money for St. Jude’s, a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, for children with cancer. The Cordell Elementary has been collecting money since 1987 for the hospital. The students and faculty wish to express their appreciation for all who donated.
 
Tue
27
May

Burns Flat Resident Sentenced To 27 Years In Child Pornography Case

Laura Jean Shoulders, 47, of Burns Flat, has been sentenced to 27 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. The late Kristian Willhight of the Burns Flat Police Department and the late Brian Beck, former undersheriff of Washita County, were among officers who participated in the investigation.
 
Tue
27
May

Council Approves Payment On Courthouse Transformer

In a relatively brief meeting on Tuesday, May 20, the Cordell City Council discussed several different development projects currently underway. The meeting opened with reports on the pocket park at the corner of West Main Street and Market Street and the swimming pool.
 
Tue
20
May

WOCS Announces Conservation Poster Winners

Western Oklahoma Christian School third grade student Arline Hurtado, Corn, and sixth grade student, Nicholas Ramos, Weatherford, each won first place in the Oklahoma Association of Conservation District area poster contest.

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Tue
20
May

Cordell Junior High Holds End Of The Year Awards Assembly

•7th grade Science - Highest Averages, Ford Burgess and Abby Schmidt, Runners-up James Ivy and Taylor Javorsky. 
•7th grade English - Highest Average, Taylor Javorsky, Runner-up, Abby Schmidt.
•7th grade Math - Highest Average, Abby Schmidt, Runner-up, Camden Courtney.
•7th and 8th grade Art - Highest Average Taylor Javorsky, Runner-up, Molly Sawatzky.

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Tue
20
May

SWOSU Physics Students Win Awards

Southwestern Oklahoma State University physics alumni, students, staff and friends recently attended the 33rd annual Physics Spring Banquet on the Weatherford campus.

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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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