Small Plane Crashes At Cordell Airport

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A Cessna 150 crashed in a field while attempting to land at the Cordell Municipal Airport last week. The pilot, who was alone in the plane, was Cordell assistant fire

Epstein Found Dead of Apparent Suicide

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Billionaire financier and convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was found dead of an ‘apparent suicide’ in a New York jail over the past weekend. Epstein had been on suicide watch

Lawsuit Challenging County Sales Tax Election Dismissed

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Washita County District Judge Jill Weedon denied a temporary injunction against the Washita County Public Facilities Authority and dismissed a lawsuit contesting the validity of the sales tax election held

HAPPENINGS

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Aug. 15, 6:00 p.m. - Meet the players and Cordell football pie auction at the Cordell Football Stadium. Aug. 17, 2:00 p.m. - Masks, Modern & Music at the Kauger

Caregiver Shortage Poses Threat to Baby-Boomers

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By the year 2030, this nation’s 72 million baby boomers will have reached age 65. This many baby boomers reaching retirement age at the same time will create a critical

Local Gym Hosts Emergency Response Team Workout

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Last week Cordell’s Code Blue gym hosted members of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol’s Emergency Response Team for a workout session. The team traveled from the training facility in Burns Flat

The Police Blotter

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July 14, 8:47 p.m. - A caller reported to police that the neighbors let their dog out at this time every night to run around to the neigbors’ yards to

Lawsuit Challenging County Sales Tax Election Dismissed

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Washita County District Judge Jill Weedon denied a temporary injunction against the Washita County Public Facilities Authority and dismissed a lawsuit contesting the validity of the sales tax election held

Poll: Voters Support Sales Tax Hike For Hospital

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An informal social media poll conducted by The Cordell Beacon shows Cordell’s voters support raising the city’s sales tax to support Cordell Memorial Hospital. The poll shows more than three

Local Volunteers Rescue Several Cats

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Local volunteers coordinated by the Cordell Animal Shelter Project (CASP) rescued 15 cats from a residence in Cordell over the weekend. About a week before the rescue operation, Cordell Police
Emergency responders look over the wreckage of Devin Humphrey’s Cessna 150 last Friday night after the plane crashed while attempting to land. The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the FAA. Bob Henline | The Cordell Beacon

Small Plane Crashes At Cordell Airport

A Cessna 150 crashed in a field while attempting to land at the Cordell Municipal Airport last week. The pilot, who was alone in the plane, was Cordell assistant fire chief and EMS director Devin Humphrey. Humphrey was injured in the crash and transported by air to OU Medical. As of Monday, Aug.…

More Than $325,000 In Grants Awarded In Washita County

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Washita County agencies and organizations were recently awarded more than $325,000 in grant funding. The grant awards were presented July 24, 2019, by the Southwestern Oklahoma Development Agency (SWODA) and

Softball Practice Begins In Cordell

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The Cordell Lady Blue Devils fast-pitch softball team opened their practice schedule Monday, July 29, in preparation for the fall season. Head coach Bobby Blackburn said he has 16 girls

Season of Route 66 Nights Kicks Off In Weatherford

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Motors are revving for the 2019 Season of Route 66 Nights in Weatherford with an August 9 launch of the Back-To-School Bash. Headquartered in Towne Centre Weatherford, the series of