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Tue
15
Apr

Election Season Begins

The conclusion of the candidate filing period last week opened the flood gates for vote-gathering as the countdown has begun toward the general election to be held November 4, 2014. The primary election will be June 24 and a run-off election, if necessary, is scheduled for August 26. When the filing period ended at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 11, a number of contests had developed for state and county offices.
 
Tue
08
Apr

Hospital Makes Switch To Electronic Medical Records

The first two weeks of April have been busier than usual at Cordell Memorial Hospital (CMH) as they make the move to electronic medical records. A mandate of the Affordable Care Act, electronic medical record keeping requires a substantial investment in money, equipment, and time.
 
Tue
08
Apr

“Hallelujah! An Easter Cantata” will be presented at the Bible M. B. Church

“Hallelujah! An Easter Cantata” will be presented at the Bible M. B. Church in Cordell on Sunday, April 13, 2014. The Cantata, presented by the Cordell Ministerial Alliance, will feature the Cordell Community Men’s Choir, Women’s Choir and Mixed Choirs, as well as vocal solos and Scripture readings.
 
Tue
08
Apr

Cordell Council Calls For Special Election

With Interim Mayor Rick Oliver chairing the meeting held on Monday, April 7, 2014, the Cordell City Council passed Resolution 2014-02, calling for a Special Election to fill the unexpired term of Mayor. Alex Damon resigned as Mayor of Cordell effective April 1, 2014. The filing period will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, June 16, 2014, through Wednesday, June 18.
 
Tue
08
Apr

Blood Drives Coming For Cordell And Sentinel

Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) will show Cordell and Sentinel blood donors just how much they are treasured during blood drives scheduled for April 17. Each person who gives at one of the blood drives will choose an appreciation item from the OBI’s Treasure Chest.
 
Tue
01
Apr

Hollywood Coming To Cordell

In one of his last official acts as Cordell Mayor, Alex Damon executed a contract between the Cordell Development and Redevelopment Authority (CDRA) and Jerry Applewhite for operation of the Washita Theatre. Applewhite is the owner and operator of the three-screen Liberty Theatre in Carnegie. The Theatre management contract was approved at the March 17, 2014, meeting of the CDRA.
 
Tue
01
Apr

Gossen Announces Candidacy

Just ahead of the filing period which begins at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Bart Gossen, Corn, announced his intention to file for the post of Washita County Commissioner, District 1. Gossen, who was born in Cordell, said he has lived in Washita County all his life. “I didn’t move in from out of state or out of Washita County in order to be eligible for this position,” Gossen said.
 
Tue
01
Apr

High Speed Chase Results In Washita County Crash

An attempted escape from the Custer County Sheriff’s Department resulted in a severe accident, causing head, neck and internal injuries to Angela Mendinghall of Weatherford. Mendinghall was attempting to escape pursuit in her 2001 Pontiac. The Custer County Sheriff’s Department had a warrant for her arrest with a charge of second degree forgery.
 
Tue
01
Apr

Crider Road, 14th Street Project Nearing Penalty Date

Frustration continues to grow for Cordell motorists as they see no work being done on the Crider Road and 14th Street project. According to information received by Representative Todd Russ (R-Cordell), the project was let out to bid in May, 2013, and was set up for “210 Calendar Days”.
 
Tue
25
Mar

Book From Local Poets Finalist For Oklahoma Book Of The Year

“Red Dirt Roads: Sketches of Western Oklahoma by the Custer County Truck Stop Poets,” the work of poets Carol Waters of Cordell, Clynell Reinschmiedt of Edmond, Catherine McGraw of Weatherford, and Yvonne Carpenter and Nancy Goodwin of Clinton, has been named a finalist for Oklahoma Book of the Year. The award is given by the Oklahoma Center for the Book.

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