TIME AND HARD WORK

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Elizabeth Edge had an ah-ha moment when she was a senior in high school. She was the president of the school’s select choir, and the director needed to be out for a minute and asked Edge to teach a lesson to the eighthgraders.

OSDH vaccine scheduler portal update

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The Vaccine Scheduler Portal is operational to allow eligible Oklahomans to schedule their COVID-19 vaccination. OSDH will provide a daily end of day update on progress throughout the week. 

Oklahoma legislature kicks off

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Tuesday, Jan. 5, was Organizational Day at the Oklahoma Capitol, marking the official start to the 58th Legislature. This day is required in the state Constitution and is set for the Tuesday following the first Monday in January every other year following the statewide election.

Criminal justice reform is priority for Oklahomans

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Oklahoma continued on its criminal justice reform journey last year with State Question 805. While the result was not what we had hoped for, over half a million Oklahomans voiced their support to end extreme sentences for individuals convicted of nonviolent offenses, make better use of state resources and increase investments in treatment, mental health care and services for survivors.

Guess Where?

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How well do you know Washita County? Here’s a partial photo of something pretty recognizable. HINT: This photo was taken in Corn. Guess what it is and where it was taken. Send your guess to us at editor@cordellbeacon.com or call us at 580-832- 3333. Last week, several people correctly guessed the photo of the Hinds Drug Store building in downtown Cordell. Candy Rogers was drawn randomly and will be eligible for our January prize. PHOTO BY THOMAS R. MARTINEZ
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Oklahoma continued on its criminal justice reform journey last year with State Question 805. While the result was not what we had hoped for, over half a…
Tuesday, Jan. 5, was Organizational Day at the Oklahoma Capitol, marking the official start to the 58th Legislature. This day is required in the state…