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Tue
17
May

Kliewer And Henson Receive Booster Page Scholarships

At the Cordell High School Awards Assembly held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, seniors Addison Kliewer and Colton Henson received The Cordell Beacon Booster Page Scholarships. Kliewer and Henson each received $250 scholarships. 

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Tue
10
May

Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive Set For Saturday, May 14

On Saturday, May 14, Cordell letter carriers will “Stamp Out Hunger” by collecting canned food donations from households on their route. Donations collected in Cordell will go directly to the Judah House in partnership with the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma.

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Tue
10
May

Dill City Bridge Opens

Just over five months after closing to be replaced, the bridge on State Highway 152 east of Dill City was opened at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016. Construction began on November 30, 2015, according to Shawn Davis, Resident Manger at the Clinton Construction Office of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation.

 

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Tue
10
May

County Schools Announce Graduation Dates, Times

Schools across Washita County are in the final days of the 2015-2016 term and have announced the dates and time of graudation services. Cordell High School will hold Baccalaureate service at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. Commencement services will be held in the school auditorium at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 16. The Valedictorians for the CHS Class of 2016 are Bryce Allen, Addison Kliewer, McKenna Morley and Alec Pankhurst. Hailey Carman and Shelby Griffith are the class Salutatorians.

 

Tue
10
May

Washita County 4-H Welcomes New Extension Educator

Dana Church is the new 4-H Youth Development Extension Educator at the Washita County OSU Cooperative Extension. Church graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Agricultural Communications and a minor in Horticulture.

 

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Tue
10
May

Cordell Board Of Education Hires Personnel

At their meeting on Monday, May 9, 2016, the Cordell Board of Education met in Executive Session to consider the recommendations of Superintendent Brad Overton regarding the hiring of certified personnel, support personnel, summer school teachers, employees for summer repairs/labor and extra duty assignments. Approved certified personnel were: Mona Horn, Pre- Kindergarten; Deidra Ball.

 

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Tue
03
May

Dr. Abernathy Receives Prestigious Award

He quietly works in his office, providing excellent 21st century medical care in a peaceful, well-equipped clinic in western Oklahoma. He volunteers as the Cordell High School football team physician, and has walked the sidelines with the players and coaches for 27 years.

 

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Tue
03
May

Cordell High School

Cordell High School basketball player McKenna Morley recently signed a letter signaling her intention to play basketball for the Southwestern Christian University Lady Eagles. With Morley at the signing were her mother, Cindy, and sister, Morgan. Also at the signing were SCU Lady Eagle Basketball Coach and Athletic Director Mark Arthur, Cordell Head Basketball Coach Jana Rogers, and Cordell High School Principal and Athletic Director Larry Johnson.

 

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Tue
03
May

Buffing Home Goes From Stark To Startling

It took several years, with work mostly being done by a crew of one, but the Bret Buffing home north and west of Cordell, has undergone a major transformation. In 2011, Rocky Greer began the 30-foot by 30-foot addition at the home, with the idea Bret would eventually fill it with exotic mounted animals from all over the world.

 

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Tue
03
May

Council Delays Vote On Possible Property Purchase

Following a 33-minute Executive Session at their May 2, 2016, meeting, the Cordell City Council again postponed a vote on the purchase or appraisal of real property. The report following the Executive Session by Council representative Charles Sappington was that a vote would be postponed until after an Executive Session at the meeting scheduled to be held on Tuesday, May 17, 2016.

 

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