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Council Takes No Action On Exception Request

Cordell Council members voted unanimously at the meeting on Monday, October 16, 2017, to take no action on a request to authorize a special exception for property located at 221 North West Street.

Mayor Bob Plummer said the owners of the property planned to move a single-wide mobile home on to the lot, but it did not meet the square footage requirements. According to Plummer, the proposed mobile home would contain less than the City’s requirement of 950 square feet.

He said the owners can petition the Board of Adjustment about the property, but he had been hoping to save them the time and expense involved in that process.

 

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They are Going To State

The CHS Cross Country Teams will be running in the State meet on Saturday, October 21, 2017. For details of the Regional meet,

 

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The Cordell Police Departmen

The Cordell Police Department recently donated 100 bracelets with miniature LED lights to the Cordell Cross Country and Track teams.

Chief Brandon Rogers, shown with Cordell Head Coach Jana Rogers and two cross country runners, said the lights will make it safer for the team members to train at times when it is dark, since they make the runners more visible to drivers.

 

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Congratulations

Congratulations to Berkley Price and Ryan Wedel for being voted Cordell Civic Club Seniors of the Month

 

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Tue
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Cordell Memorial Hospital Health Fair Nears

Wellness is in the air in Washita County.

Cordell Memorial Hospital’s 28th annual health fair is scheduled for October 16 through 18 from 7:30 a.m. to noon each day.

The yearly event provides reduced-cost exams for attendees who might not otherwise receive vital health screenings.

“We’re offering several different exams at low cost for area residents, some of which may save lives,” said hospital CEO Landon Hise.

 

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Tyler Wedel Named First CHS Senior Of The Month

“It has a nice ring to it,” said Tyler Wedel, Cordell High School Senior of the Month, when asked how he liked being the first named to the new honor.

According to CHS principal Nick Hutchins, Wedel richly deserves the honor.

“Tyler epitomizes everything you want an outstanding student to be,” Hutchins said. “He is serious about his studies, is involved in extracurricular activities, and knows how, and when, to have fun.”

Hutchins explained there is a point process for the award, and when his team looked at the students who were eligible for the award, Tyler “maxed out” on the points.

 

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Employee of the Month

Mario Marquez is the City of Cordell Employee of the Month for October. Marquez has been with the Cordell City water department for less than two years, but had worked for the City previously in 2004 and has lived in Cordell for 20 years. He briefly moved away, then moved back to his hometown. “It is a blessing to be back in Cordell,” he said. Mario and Tonia have been married for 24 years and have two children, Daniel and Jessica. Fishing and golfing are Mario’s main interests and his goal is to spend his retirement years in, as he put it, our peaceful little town of Cordell.

 

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Tue
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Russ Co-Authors Bill To Protect Seniors And Disabled

State Representative Todd Russ co-authored legislation to protect senior citizens who receive assistance through the Department of Human Services (DHS).

House Bill 1073 would require DHS to fully fund the Advantage Home and Community- based Waiver Program that allows aging adults to be cared for in their homes.

It also would require full funding for senior nutrition programs and for Developmental Disability Service Programs.

Ensuring these programs are fully funded at the state level also ensures they receive federal matching funds.

 

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Judge Sentences Hicks To Life Without Parole

Convicted of the 2015 murder of 59-year-old Michael Beach of Cordell, Kathryn Lynn Hicks was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole by District Judge Doug Haught.

The sentence was handed down Thursday, September 28, 2017, and conformed to the jury’s recommendation. On September 12, the jury had found Hicks guilty of First Degree Murder with Malice Aforethought.

Gregg Graves and Peter Astor of the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System, lawyers for Hicks, had requested the judge sentence her to life in prison with the possibility of parole.

Graves told the judge that Hicks, who is now 46 years old, would be 84 years old before she could be considered for parole if the lesser sentence was imposed.

Judge Haught rejected the request, stating, “I do fix your penalty at life without the possibility of parole.”

 

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“How Did They Do That” Mystery Photo Contest Begins Today

Have you ever looked at a photo and wondered, “How did they get that person to look like that?”

You will certainly find yourself wondering that as you look at the Mystery Photos on pages eight and nine of this edition.

The photos of your Cordell friends and neighbors, all local business people, have been digitally altered and it is up to you to decide which photo belongs with which business.

It will be worth the effort of doing a little studying, since the entry with the most correct answers will win $100, with $50 going to second place and $25 to third place.

Complete the entry form on page 9, then return the form to The Cordell Beacon office at 115 East Main Street in Cordell, or mail it to PO Box 220, Cordell, OK 73632.

 

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