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Tue
07
Feb

Sheriff’s Office Makes Drug Arrests

Just before 9:30 a.m. Friday, February 3, 2017, the Washita County Sheriff’s office, with assistance of several other departments, executed a search warrant in the 400 block of North Market Street in Cordell.

As a result of the search Richard Steven Griffith, 29, was taken into custody.

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Tue
07
Feb

Appeals Court Upholds Denny Conviction And Sentence

In an opinion of the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Oklahoma, the conviction and sentence of Ronnie Dean Denny, Jr. for the murder of Melissa Flores was upheld.

The unanimous opinion, filed Friday, February 3, 2017, upheld Denny’s conviction of First Degree Malice Aforethought Murder.

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Tue
07
Feb

Wrecks In County Kill Two, Injure Four

Brandyn Gideon of Cordell, 16, and Shae Brackett of Weatherford, 23, died in separate vehicle accidents in Washita County early this week.

Gideon died at the scene of a one-vehicle accident on Highway 152, three miles west of Dill City, early Sunday morning, February 5.

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Tue
31
Jan

Four Announce Candidacy For Marshal, Council Positions

As the filing date nears for positions on the Cordell City Council and the City Marshal office, four individuals have announced their intention to be candidates. Announcing for the position of Cordell City Marshal, who by City Ordinance also serves as the Cordell Police Chief, are Chief Brandon Rogers and Officer Chad Pool.

 

Tue
31
Jan

Bessie Receives $65,000 Grant

South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) recently announced the Town of Bessie has been awarded a Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant for 2017 in the amount of $65,000. The grant will be used to begin the second phase of a multiple year plan to replace and construct sidewalks along the entire length of Main Street. Sidewalks are to be upgraded or constructed to be Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant, and historic period lamp posts will be installed on each block

 

Tue
31
Jan

Tony Willis Retires As Burns Flat Police Chief

An era ended yesterday, January 31, 2017, when Burns Flat Police Chief Tony Willis ended his shift. It was his last day on the Burns Flat Police force, a department he joined on September 10, 1976. After over 40 years on the force, more than 20 of them as the chief, Willis retired at the end of his shift on Tuesday. During that time he had demonstrated the highest levels of service and commitment to the people of Burns Flat and the surrounding area

 

Tue
31
Jan

Fifth Grade Math Students Win Devon Thunder Explorer Awards

Cordell’s fifth grade math students have been participating in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) program sponsored by Devon Energy and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The program, called Devon Thunder Explorers, challenges participating classrooms to complete monthly activities with a basketball theme that highlight STEM concepts.

 

Tue
24
Jan

Washita County Commissioners Sign $337,512.46 Estimate Of Needs For Highway Cash Fund

Members of the Washita County Commissioners recently signed the cash fund estimate of needs and request for appropriations for the Highway Cash Fund in the ammount of $337,512.46.
 
They also approved the CED Auction Policy for the sale of county equipment, and the agreement between Custer County Health Department and Washita County for use of the Activity Center as a mass immunization site in the case of an emergency.

Tue
24
Jan

Fire Destroys Home Of Larry Dobbs

About 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 19, a fire at the home of Larry Dobbs, south of Cordell, was reported to the Cordell Fire Department.
 
According to Assistant Fire Chief Devin Humphrey, by the time they arrived the home was fully engulfed.

Tue
24
Jan

Heston Brown and Haley Finley were named the Cordell Civic Club Students of the Month for January.

Heston Brown, left, and Haley Finley were named the Cordell Civic Club Students of the Month for January.

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