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Tue
12
Dec
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School Board Approves Fundraiser, Teacher Stipends

At their final meeting of 2017 the Cordell Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a request from the junior high and high school cheerleaders to have a T-shirt fundraiser, with all proceeds to be donated to the American Cancer Society.

The board also approved the board meeting dates for 2018 and the 2018-2019 school calendar.

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Tue
12
Dec
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Contest Deadline Approaching

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be fully engaged in the coming College Football Bowl Series and the chance to win a $100 cash prize.

The deadline for entering the Beacon Football Bowl Pick’em Contest is noon on Friday, December 15.

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Tue
12
Dec
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Price Runs Unopposed, Races In Sentinel, Tech Center

Cordell Board of Education member Jim Price had not drawn an opponent for his seat when filing concluded on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

Also running unopposed is Brian Mooney in the Burns Flat-Dill City School district and Brad Hohnke in the Canute School district.

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Tue
12
Dec
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Pink Cotton Bales Honor Trecia Moore Harper

“This is a really nice tribute to Trecia,” said Jackie Harper as he looked out over the pink cotton bales dotting a field south and west of Cordell on 1230 Road. “We appreciate the extra effort Mr. Orman went to. It was a touching thing he did for us.”

The pink wrap on the cotton bales is a special order from John Deere and Landon Orman, who operates out of Roscoe, Texas, west of Abilene, made an extra trip to get the pink plastic.

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Tue
12
Dec
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Fires Destroy Elizondo Home, Lone Tree Trucking

In the space of six days, two fires in Cordell destroyed a business and a home.

On Tuesday, December 5, the rented building which housed Lone Tree Oilfield Services was totally destroyed by a four-alarm fire.

On Monday, December 11, a fire destroyed the Elizondo home located at 316 North Symcox in Cordell.

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Tue
05
Dec
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NTSB Releases Crash Details

Fifteen months after Scott Edward Wilson, 66, was killed in the crash of an experimental World War IIera aircraft, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released more details about the accident.

Wilson was flying a replica of the Bugatti 100P when the plane crashed at the former Clinton-Sherman Air Force Base about 8:25 a.m. on Saturday, August 6, 2016.

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Tue
05
Dec
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Cordell Council Approves OMPA Service Agreement

Following a brief presentation by Drake Rice and Jim McAvoy of the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), the Cordell City Council voted unanimously to enter into a service agreement for OMPA.

The cost of the agreement, $30,000 per year, will assist Cordell with reduced charges for routine and emergency services as well as provide a set number of hours to be worked each year by the line crew.

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Tue
05
Dec
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The 20-member Board oversees the operations of Baptist Villages

Jimmie Musick of Sentinel, is pictured with Dr. Bill Pierce, president of Baptist Village Communities (BVC). The 20-member Board oversees the operations of Baptist Villages in Ada, Broken Arrow, Cleveland, Cordell, Elk City, Grove, Hugo, Lake Texoma, Miami, Oklahoma City, Okmulgee and Owasso. It also oversees Entrusted Hearts by Baptist Village services at home in the Lawton, Oklahoma City and Owasso/Tulsa areas, as well as Entrusted Hearts Medical Equipment by Baptist Village. BVC is the largest not-for-profit provider of senior living and aging services in Oklahoma, serving residents across the state since 1958.

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Tue
05
Dec
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Reimer Opens Mikes Meats In Cordell

Mike Reimer has recently opened Mike’s Meats, a fresh and frozen meat store in downtown Cordell. Reimer is a Cordell native, graduating high school in 1991.

Mike’s Meats offers a selection of fresh cut steaks, chicken, and pork. He also offers vacuum packed frozen meats and vegetables. “I offer the frozen meat for those that like to stock up. It would be easy to bring an ice chest and get everything you need.”

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Tue
28
Nov
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OBI Plans Two Blood Drives

Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) needs generous donors to share the priceless gift of saving lives this holiday season.

It is a busy time, but OBI is encouraging donors to take just an hour to make sure the blood supply for area hospitals stays at levels necessary for life-saving procedures.

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