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29
Apr

Dixon Receives Superior Rating At State Contest

Kylse Dixon, a senior at Cordell High School, received a Superior rating at the State Solo/Ensemble Contest held in Stillwater, Oklahoma, on April 23, 2014. She qualified for the State contest when she received a Superior rating at the District Solo/Ensemble Contest at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) on February 22, 2014.

 

Tue
29
Apr

Suspect Arrested In Car Theft Case

New developments have arisen in the car theft case that shocked Cordell, as Candy Rogers’ car has been recovered and a suspect, Terry Franklin Clark, has been arrested in conjunction with the case. Just before midnight Wednesday, April 23, Oklahoma Police Department Officer Matthew Guy noticed a vehicle cross Robinson Street on Southwest 41st Street in Oklahoma City, traveling west. The officer ran a search on the license plate number, discovering the car was registered as stolen.

 

Tue
22
Apr

Car Theft, Break In Stun Cordell

Cordell was hit by two major crimes in one day Thursday, April 17, as a local resident’s car was stolen and a local home was burglarized. Candy Rogers, an employee at Dr. Randy Abernathy’s Clinic at 1200 North Glenn English, noticed her keys were missing from her office around 5:30 p.m. that day. She then saw her vehicle was also missing.
 
Tue
22
Apr

Three Cordell Students Win State Speech Championships

On April 10, 2014, members of the Cordell Speech and Debate team traveled to Norman to begin competition at the State Tournament. After three days of performances, three students were named as State Champions. Sarah Southerland won the title of Champion with her Original Oratory.
 
Tue
22
Apr

Dr. Tsai Announces Retirement From Hospital Practice

On April 18, 2014, Dr. C. S. Tsai, M.D. celebrated 36 years of practicing medicine in Cordell. Also, effective that date, he retired from duties with Cordell Memorial Hospital. “I am approaching 70 years of age,” Dr. Tsai said, “and I am ready to focus my practice totally on patients I see in my clinic.”
 
Tue
22
Apr

Council Approves Roofing Bids, Denies Pole Relocation Cost

Much of the time at the meeting of the Cordell City Council and related Authorities on Monday, April 21, 2014, was taken up with discussion of financial matters. Following unanimous approval of J. C. Moser as City Administrator, the Council members discussed roofing repair at the Cordell Fire Department.
 
Tue
22
Apr

SWOSU Lockdown Declared False Alarm

Reports of a possible gunman at Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) rattled Washita County families with children attending the university Monday, April 21, but the school’s lockdown was quickly declared a false alarm. The lockdown, which lasted from 9:46 a.m. to 11:19 a.m., was triggered by a professor who had seen a student carrying what appeared to be a firearm slung across his back.
 
Tue
15
Apr

Todd and Khristy Russ competed in the Dental Science category

Lauren Russ, a Cordell High School senior and daughter of Todd and Khristy Russ, competed in the Dental Science category of competitive events during the Health Occupations Student Association’s (HOSA) 2014 Spring Leadership Conference last week in Norman.
 
Tue
15
Apr

Washita County Courthouse have been removed as remodeling

All of the windows at the Washita County Courthouse have been removed as remodeling of the structure continues. Curtis Duff, on-site superintendent for Joe D. Hall, said it was necessary to remove the windows so new, self-leveling floors could be poured.
 
Tue
15
Apr

Cordell School Board Approves Partial List Of Extra Duty Assignments For 2014-2015

A late start did not stop the Cordell School Board from having a productive meeting, approving several contracts. The meeting began at 7:11 p.m. Monday, April 14, when High School principal Larry Johnson gave his administrative report. Johnson informed the board the school was treated to a concert from the Southwestern Oklahoma State University jazz band which they enjoyed thoroughly.
 

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