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Tue
02
Aug

Mayor Calls For Separation Of City Marshall And Chief Of Police Positions

In a move that appeared to be designed to ease the appointment of the mayor’s selection for Cordell Chief of Police, the first item of voting business on Monday night’s City Council agenda was to repeal a City ordinance and replace it with one separating the positions of City Marshall and Chief of Police. 
 
Tue
02
Aug

Cordell Council Approves Removal Of Fees For Tree Limb Disposal

In a meeting that lasted well over three hours the actual voting business before the Cordell City Council took only about ten minutes. In that period of time Cordell EMS Director James Glover confirmed he and his wife, Annie, are moving to Elk City where she has taken a job. 
 
Tue
26
Jul

Cordell Carnegie Library Lives On As Washita County Museum

The building I know as the Washita County Museum was originally the Cordell Carnegie Library. Early on, the people of Cordell intended to encourage and maintain quality education by establishing a free public library to serve the entire county. Constructed in 1911, and opened in January of 1912, the building housed a major educational resource.

 

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Tue
26
Jul

Australian Group Visits Dill City Pecan Orchard

The detour around Dill City while the bridge on Highway 152 was replaced had traffic passing by a pecan orchard located south and east of town. For many, it was the first time they were aware of the orchard which was planted in the early 1980s by the Ledbetter family. Now operated by Nick and Cassie (Straub) Risley, the orchard was visited on Monday, July 25, 2016, by a tour group from Australia.

 

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Tue
26
Jul

CMH Completes Second Phase Of Renovation Project

The Cordell Chamber of Commerce Yard of the Week has been awarded to Rayma Balzer, 902 Ella Street. Rayma said she works even harder to maintain her beautiful flowers when the weather becomes so hot.

 

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Tue
26
Jul

Commissioners Designate Depository Banks For 2016-2017

Resolution 2016-24 has been signed by the Washita County Commissioners naming the official depository banks for 2016-2017. The banks include Bank of Western Oklahoma, Cordell Branch; First National Bank and Trust, Cordell; All American Bank, Sentinel; Washita State Bank, Burns Flat; First State Bank, Canute; Mid- First Bank, Cordell; Bank of Cordell, Cordell; High Plains Bank, Cordell Branch; Great Plains National Bank, Burns Flat; Great Plains National Bank, Cordell Branch.

 

Tue
19
Jul

Headstart Taking Applications

Community Action Development Corporation (CADC) Head Start is now taking applications for the 2016-2017 school year. The program is open to children who will be three or four years old by September 1. When making an application, required items include the child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, insurance card, immunizations/shot records, and an income verification such as the most recent tax return, W-2, or pay stub.  

 

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Tue
19
Jul

Foundation Gives Grant Report

The Cordell Academic Foundation met in June to review teacher grant applications. Eleven Cordell faculty members were awarded grants totaling $8,427.00. Some of the grants this year were for accelerated reading books, Apple iPads, Chrome books, calculators, and other learning materials and projects needed for student learning. 

 

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Tue
19
Jul

Cordell Council Accepts Resignation Of Police Chief

Following an Executive Session which lasted less than the expected 30 minutes at their meeting on Monday, July 18, 2016, the Cordell City Council accepted the resignation of Cordell Chief of Police Daniel Allen. Allen also serves in the elected position of City Marshal and his letter of resignation included that post as well. 

 

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Tue
19
Jul

Florence Hospital Once Largest Hospital In State

By Vicki Salley

After graduating from the University of Missouri medical school in Kansas City, Missouri, Doctor A.H. Bungardt practiced medicine there for a few months before coming to Cordell. Dr. Bungardt located here through a friend, Dr. Enoch Porter. On December 11, 1902, Dr. Porter sold him his practice for a $100 note. Dr. Bungardt opened his first office in the real estate office of A.J. Johnson on East Main street. 

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