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Tue
18
Sep
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Before the council meeting

Before the council meeting held on Monday, September 17, 2018, Joe Boecker, right, took the oath of office as Cordell Council representative for Ward Three. Looking on as city attorney Johnny Beech administered the oath is longtime council representative Vicky Dunlap.

 

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Tue
18
Sep
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2018 CHS Homecoming Queen Candidates

Cordell High School Football Homecoming events will continue through this week and will end Friday, September 21, with the annual parade and crowning of Homecoming Royalty. The parade is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and will travel the traditional route around the square. Coronation activities will be held before the Blue Devils host Merritt. Blue Devil fans are encouraged to be on hand by 6:30 p.m. to witness the coronation

 

 

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Tue
11
Sep
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County Commissioners Meet In Regular Session

Approval was given by the Washita County Commissioners for the salary and travel claims for payroll at their first meeting in September.

Commissioners signed the monthly report for the Sherriff and Court Clerk as well as the following claims for the month of August.

 

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Tue
11
Sep
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Williams named Youngevity Better Health Champion

Russell Williams of Cordell, OK has won $5000, for winning the Youngevity Better Health Challenge! Williams first entered the Better Health Challenge with his wife, Jamie in January of 2018. The Better Health Challenge is an open and public challenge that promotes a healthy lifestyle through supplements, healthy eating and movement.

Since entering, Williams has lost 85 pounds and so many inches! He was notified in August that he had been selected as a finalist in the challenge and would need to travel to San Diego for the Grand Champion reveal, all expenses paid.

 

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Tue
11
Sep
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City Continues to Battle Water Line Breaks

Over the last few weeks, barricades and backhoes have become a frequent sight around Cordell. City workers have been up against what seems to be a non-stop series of water line breaks around town. This weekend alone there were three separate incidents to contend with.

The leaks have been quite an annoyance around town as is evident in local social media forums. In addition to the loss of water pressure to homes and businesses, several streets have been closed for periods of time including one section on Fourth Street west of Grant that has been blocked for over a week.

 

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Tue
04
Sep
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The Results Are In!

IThis week in The Beacon, is the annual "Fair Results Section." See section B for a complete list of all the winners from the 111th Washita County Free Fair.

 

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Tue
04
Sep
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What Color Do You Bleed?

It’s time to kick off football season with new Bedlam t-shirts, free for Oklahoma Blood Institute blood donors! Join Cordell Community sponsored by Cordell Memorial Hospital at a blood drive with Oklahoma Blood Institute from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., on Thursday, Sept 6 at First Baptist Family Life Center at 2nd & Market Street. Anyone who is healthy and 16 years old* or older can make a life-saving difference for their fellow Oklahomans by giving blood. All donors will receive a free Oklahoma State Fair ticket and their choice of a free “Bleed OSU Orange” or “Bleed OU Crimson” t-shirt.

 

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Tue
28
Aug
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Band of Brothers Fight Home Fire

by Christine Peña

Imagine being a firefighter and hearing your home address over the intercom as you work your shift at the fire station.

Your first thought is the safety and whereabouts of your family.

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Tue
28
Aug
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A Series of Unfortunate Events

If a water break is going to happen, where would it start?

Outside of the water department is where it all began on Thursday, August 23, 2018 about 2:45 in the afternoon.

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Tue
28
Aug
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CMH Provides First Rate Medical Care

You feel a tingle in your left arm and wonder if you are having a heart attack.

Your baby is running a high fever in the middle of the night.

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