COVID Spread Increases

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The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to spread throughout Oklahoma at record levels. During the last week, from June 22 - June 29, the number of new confirmed cases reached 3,024, up from 2,316 during the previous week. That jump brings the total of confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma to 13,757 as of June 30.

OICA To Host Medicaid Tele-Conference

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By the time that you likely read this, the June 30 party primary election will have been decided. Congratulations to the winners of each of those elections! We look forward to working with the outright winners tomorrow, and those who are elected in the November general election.

Freedom Means We Can Do Stupid Things, Not That We Have To

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NBC News reports that US president Donald Trump is “furious” over “underwhelming” attendance at his June 20 campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Only 6,200 of 19,000 seats ended up cradling Trump supporters’ butts. An optimistically pre-arranged overflow area went unused.

Land Of The Unfree

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When I was a child, I learned to believe that Americans valued freedom and equality more than any other place on the planet. I learned that, in our criminal justice system, we were innocent until proven guilty.

SWODA Asking Area Residents To Answer Community Survey

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SWODA is working with local communities to understand how we can better support you and our Southwest region as a whole. We are conducting an analysis of communities in our region to assist with community development goals and to create local action plans. It is pivotal that we engage with community members to gain their insights.

Local Business Relief Grants Now Available

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Starting Monday, June 29, Oklahoma businesses will be able to apply for grant funds through the Oklahoma Business Relief Program (OBRP). Developed to help local businesses across the state overcome the economic challenges of COVID-19, OBRP offers vital funding for businesses that have suffered revenue loss due to the pandemic.

It’s Time To Talk About

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The upcoming Independence Day holiday is one of celebration: cook outs, fireworks, and for some, drinking and/or substance use. This is a convenient time to discuss what it means to drive under the influence, and to issue a few words of caution about driving under the influence.

Board Refinances Golf Course

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The Crooked Creek Golf Course is a step closer to financial security, thanks to a recent refinancing agreement they entered into with First National Bank of Cordell.

Birth: Henry Luke Sawyer Horn

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Henry Luke Sawyer Horn was born June 21, 2020 to Austin and Angel Horn of Cordell. Henry was 19 inches long and weighed 6 lbs, 13 ounces at the time of his birth. He was born at Lakeside Woman’s Hospital in Oklahoma City.

COVID Spread Increases

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The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to spread throughout Oklahoma at record levels. During the last week, from June 22 - June 29, the number of new confirmed cases reached 3,024, up from 2,316 during the previous week. That jump brings the total of confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma to 13,757 as of June 30.

Vermillion Wins Primary

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With all 12 precincts reporting, Washita County District Court Clerk Lynda Vermillion has defeated Republican primary challenger Cindy McGuire. Vermillion, who picked up 718 votes to Mc-Guire’s 554, will move on to face Democratic challenger Kim Batt in the November general election.
COVID Spread Increases

COVID Spread Increases

The COVID-19 pandemic has continued to spread throughout Oklahoma at record levels. During the last week, from June 22 - June 29, the number of new confirmed cases reached 3,024, up from 2,316 during the previous week. That jump brings the total of confirmed coronavirus cases in Oklahoma to 13,757…

Elmyrta Bell Rackley

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Elmyrta Bell Rackley, 83, of Mountain View, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on June 27, 2020, at her home.

Board Refinances Golf Course

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The Crooked Creek Golf Course is a step closer to financial security, thanks to a recent refinancing agreement they entered into with First National Bank of Cordell.

The Blue Devil Beat

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COVID-19 caused an abrupt end to the 2019-2020 school year, leaving both parents and students wondering what the upcoming year would hold. As the ending of summer grows nearer, excitement for the new year is beginning to heat up. After the upheaval of last year’s plans, local students are excited to get back into the classroom to learn and socialize with all of their friends again. Teachers and faculty have missed the smiling faces of the students, Everyone is ready for things to go back to normal.