The number of people in Washita County testing positive for COVID-19 stands at 46 and that’s an increase of only six in the last 3 ½ weeks. These are the numbers as provided by the Oklahoma State Health Department through Monday of this week.
Several inmates at the Washita County Justice Center tested positive for COVID-19 last month, but Sheriff Roger Reeve said the facility is COVID-free now. He said the two-week quarantine period ended on Labor Day Monday, Sept.
The Cordell Christian Home recently experienced its first staff member testing positive for COVID-19, but Administrator Gayle Wilcox says: “We are all negative now.” Wilcox emphasized, “We are following the guidelines set out by the Center for Disease Control.” She said the person testing positive was not in direct contact with any other resident. Wilcox explained, “All the families were notified by a personal phone call from me.
The Lord called Louis Schmidt home on Saturday, September 12, 2020, at Hensley’s Nursing Home in Sayre, Oklahoma. He was born October 6, 1923, to Edward F. and Marie Jantzen Schmidt on a farm south east of Bessie, Oklahoma, just north of the Herold Mennonite Church. Family life was busy with 11 brothers and sisters. At the age of 15 the family moved to his grandparents’ house ¾ mile south of the church, this was just a mile south of where he grew up. Church was the center of family life.
Leon Duane Jackson who almost always went by Duane, age 78, died at Saint Anthony’s Hospital in Lakewood, Colorado on August 29, 2020. Funeral services were held on Saturday September 12, 2020 at 1:00p.m. at Calvary Church Aurora, Colorado. There was an open house for viewing from 12:00- 1:00 and after the service until 3:00.
Cornelius H (C H) Dalke Jr., 92, of Cordell, Oklahoma passed away suddenly on September 10th, 2020 at the Corn Heritage Village in Corn, Oklahoma. He was born on January 7th, 1928 to Cornelius H and Matilda (Hinz) Dalke in Washita County.
Funeral Services for Bethel Hall, 89, Cleveland, OK resident will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, September 12, 2020 in the Burns Flat First Baptist Church. Burial will follow in the Fairlawn Cemetery in Elk City, OK under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home.
A golf fundraiser for a Cordell native who has been battling COVID-19 for more than two months exceeded its goal, the coordinator of the tournament said this week. The fundraiser for Scott Hines was held last Saturday to help the family with their expenses during his long hospital stay.
Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) will host its 2020-21 academic year Family Day (formerly known as Parents Day) and Homecoming during the Spring 2021 semester due to ongoing restrictions in place related to the outbreak and spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
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