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Tue
03
Feb

SWOSU Sending Out 60 Teacher Candidates

Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Education in Weatherford is sending out 60 teacher candidates to work with approximately 79 cooperating teachers from 59 different schools in Oklahoma, Arkansas, Colorado and Texas during the 2015 spring semester.
 

 

Tue
03
Feb

Washita County Commissioners Trade In Motor Grader, Purchase Compactor

Approval was given to purchase a 2015 Caterpillar Vibratory Compactor for $125,416.00 when Washita County Commissioners met on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Commissioners also voted not to award a bid to sell a motor grader from District 3. 
 

 

Tue
03
Feb

4th And College Church Of Christ Welcomes New Minister

Not every box has been unpacked, but Chris Perrey, the new pulpit minister at the 4th and College church of Christ in Cordell, and his wife, Anna Jane are already beginning to feel at home. They, and their young son, George, arrived in Cordell on Friday, where they were greeted by fellow Christians who helped them begin the unloading process.
 
Tue
03
Feb

Johnson And Putman On Ballot For Cordell School Board Seat

On Tuesday, February 10, 2015, voters in the Cordell school district will elect a member to seat five on the Cordell Board of Education. A sample ballot can be found on page 7B. Candidates Chris Johnson and Robert Putman filled out a survey submitted by The Cordell Beacon and their answers are given below.
 
Tue
27
Jan

James Edward Holly Arrested For Sentinel Bomb Threat

Just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) announced the arrest of James Edward Holly, 27, Sentinel, for making a bomb threat that led Sentinel Police Chief Louis Ross and
three Washita County sheriff’s deputies into a man’s home where officers were met with gun fire.
 

 

Tue
27
Jan

Hise Appointed To State Rural Health Council

Rural health care in Oklahoma just gained a strong voice in Washita County Cordell Memorial Hospital (CMH) CEO Landon Hise was recently appointed to the Oklahoma Hospital Association Council on Rural Health.
 

 

Tue
27
Jan

The Cordell High School Lady Blue Devils

The Cordell High School Lady Blue Devils are the reigning champions of the Tri-County Tournament played last week in Altus. During the tournament the Lady Blue Devils defeated Sayre, Leedey and Mangum.
 

 

Wed
21
Jan

Arrest Made In Sentinel Bomb Threat

James Edward Holly was arrested Tuesday, January 20, 2015 for making a bomg threat in Sentinel.

Just after 5 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2015, the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) announced the arrest of James Edward Holly, 27,Sentinel, for making a bomb threat that led Sentinel Police Chief Louis Ross and two Washita County sheriff’s deputies into a man’s home where officers were met with gun fire.
The report stated Holly was behind bars at the Washita County jail, arrested on a complaint of making a bomb threat.
According to the report, District Attorney Angela Marsee will determine if Holly will face other charges.
The report stated an intense investigation led investigators to Holly. He was arrested after agents interviewed him about the bomb threat.

Tue
20
Jan

Cordell Graduate Receives Diploma

In the summer of 1965, following her junior year at Cordell High School, Judy Kay Stalcup married Quinton Ploch when he returned from Vietnam. They moved to Oklahoma City and Judy began classes there. But, as life would have it, she was unable to complete her senior year. She worked for Mustang Schools for many years, and always regretted not graduating from high school.

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Tue
20
Jan

Shooting And Bomb Threat Still Under Investigation

Anxious minutes passed Thursday, January 15, 2015, as reports of a bomb threat and shooting in Sentinel circulated throughout Washita County and across the state. According to reports by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI), the Washita County Sheriff’s Department requested OSBI investigative assistance on Thursday morningabout 6 a.m. The request came after Sentinel Police Chief Louis Ross was shot when he and two Washita County deputies entered the home of a bomb threat suspect.

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