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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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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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