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Tue
21
Feb

Council Discusses Providing EMS Service To Rocky

In their meeting held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, members of the Cordell City Council were to hear a redistricting request by Dylan Streeter, interim EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Director, concerning a request by some residents of Rocky to provide ambulance service to the community of Rocky and the surrounding county addresses.

According to Streeter, the area under consideration is currently served by Sentinel EMS.

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Tue
21
Feb

76th Annual Junior Livestock Show Will Be February 26 - 28

The 76th Annual Washita County Junior Livestock Show will be held at the Washita County Activity Center Sunday, February 26, 2017, through Tuesday, February 28.

All animals, except beef, will begin weighing in at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Photography and Poster Contest exhibits are due by 5 p.m.

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Tue
21
Feb

One Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

Bobbie Barnett, 34, of Oklahoma City, was arrested November 28, 2016, after law enforcement personnel executed a search warrant on a residence on the northeast corner of NE Boundary Street and Lincoln Street in Sentinel.

She was arrested on an outstanding warrant, as well as new drug charges, and recently pled guilty, receiving a tenyear sentence for each of the two felony drug charges, with all but the first eight years suspended.

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Tue
21
Feb

The Cordell High School Band made a Superior rating on stage at the Pre- District Contest in Elk City

The Cordell High School Band made a Superior rating on stage at the Pre- District Contest in Elk City, and a Superior rating in sight reading. The District Contest is February 28. In the photo at left are Denim Holman, left, and Justin Hamlett, both of whom made Superior ratings on their District Solos at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and are headed to State.

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Tue
21
Feb

Cordell Ford Company Opens Doors In February, 1917

By Vicki Salley

The Cordell Ford Company building, which had been under construction for approximately 60 days was nearing completion.

The building was located on west Main Street in Cordell and was one of the most modern plants in this part of the state.

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Tue
14
Feb

City Races Draw Multiple Candidates

When the filing period for municipal offices ended at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, races had developed in Cordell, Canute, and Corn. In Cordell’s Ward One, three candidates filed to fill the unexpired two-year term. Current appointee Steven McLaughlin filed, as did J.D. Banks and Amy Riggs.

 

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Tue
14
Feb

Cordell High School

Cordell High School Seniors Mason Helvey and Judy Humphrey were voted Cordell Civic Club Students of the Month for February.

 

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Tue
14
Feb

Burns Flat Announces Willis Retirement Reception

A retirement reception has been scheduled to honor Tony Willis and his 40 years of service to the community. Willis, who retired on January 31, 2017, will be honored at the reception scheduled to be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, at the BF-DC High School Cafeteria.

 

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Tue
14
Feb

Cordell Board Of Education Recognizes Dr. Abernathy

At his final meeting as a member of the Cordell Board of Education, Dr. Bob Randy Abernathy was recognized for his commitment and dedication to Cordell Schools and the community during his 15 years as a member of the board. He was first elected to the school board in February, 2002, and was re-elected three times.

 

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Tue
07
Feb

Two Men And One Woman Escape County Jail In 1917

By Vicki Salley

Two men and a woman escaped through a hole in the wall of the Washita county jail on Sunday, February 4, 1917.

W.L. Pemberton, awaiting trial for murder, M.T. Smith, charged with stealing corn, and Lona McGee, a woman prisoner from Custer county made their escapes from the county jail.

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