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Tue
06
Dec

Cordell Ministerial Alliance Presents “Invitation To A Miracle”

On Sunday, December 11, 2016, the Cordell Ministerial Alliance will present “Invitation to a Miracle” as the 2016 Christmas Cantata. Members of the Cordell Community Choir and Chamber Ensemble, with A.J. Stegall conducting, will present their Christmas gift to the community at 5 p.m. in the First Baptist Church building, First and North College Streets in Cordell. Through poetic narration, scripture passages and creatively arranged carols, the timeless story of the birth of Christ is presented.

 

 

Tue
06
Dec

Hamlett Named To All State Band

After three rounds of intense auditions Cordell High School Band member Justin Hamlett was named to the Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OMEA) All State Symphonic Band on trumpet. The competition began in Altus on November 5 and concluded on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at Westmoore High School.

 

Tue
06
Dec

The City of Cordell Employee

The City of Cordell Employee of the Month for December 2016 is David Westreicher. David has worked in the City’s Sewer Department for about 12 months. Previously, his position was with the Cordell Water Department for 12 years. Originally from California, David has lived in Cordell for 19 years. A calm life style and the easy going nature of the community convinced David this was a much better place to raise his children. David’s hobbies include collecting vinyl records and spending time with his children Paul, Anthony, and Casey. They all enjoy attending concerts or a day of ice skating.

 

Thu
01
Dec

Washita County Sheriff’s Office Makes Drug, Firearm Arrests

On Monday, November 28, 2016, the Washita County Sheriff’s Office, Sentinel Police Department and District 2 Drug Task Force served a search warrant on a residence located on the northeast corner of NE Boundary and Lincoln in Sentinel.
 
One adult female, Bobbie Barnett, was arrested on an outstanding warrant and new drug charges.
Thu
01
Dec

“Tis Better To Give” Blood Drive Will Be Thursday, December 1

‘Tis better to give this holiday season!
 
Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) needs generous donors to share the priceless gift of blood during key winter months.
Thu
01
Dec

Motorcycle Wreck Injures One

Ronald H. Baker, 29, of Durham, Oklahoma, was injured in the early morning hours of Thursday, November 24, 2016, when the 2007 Harley Davidson he was driving failed to successfully negotiate an I-40 on ramp.
 
According to a report by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Baker was eastbound on the 47 mile marker on ramp, attempting to enter onto Interstate 40, 50 feet west of Canute in Washita County.
Thu
01
Dec

Tour Of Homes Will Be Sunday

Make plans to spend part of next Sunday afternoon admiring homes which are included on the Alpha Nu Tour of Homes.
 
There are 13 wonderful reasons to mark your calendar for December 4 and block out the entire two hours - 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. - the tour will be open.
Thu
01
Dec

Washita County Undersheriff Brian Beck Memorial Highway

A portion of old Route 66 near Canute was recently dedicated as the Washita County Undersheriff Brian Beck Memorial Highway. The two-mile stretch of highway begins on the west side of Canute, at County Road 2070, and continues west to County Road 2050.
Tue
22
Nov

Cordell Elementary

Cordell Elementary students participated in the second annual Shortgrass Conference Speech Contest in Sayre on Wednesday, November 16, 2016. They authored their speeches and memorized them outside of class. “I am impressed with the effort these students put forth to compete in something outside of their comfort zone,” said Kathy Wedel, sponsor. “I am already looking forward to next year.” Pictured above are, from the left: Danny Corbin, Grayson Selman, Keirsten Poor, Georgia Willingham, Kirsten Bennett, Carlie Banks, Emily Williams, Samuel Lindsey, Adam Lindsey, Kelton Dowdle, Kelsey Dowdle, and Kye Norris.

 

Tue
22
Nov

What Was In The Cordell Beacon 100 Years Ago

Planning a trip to Wal-Mart was not on anyones holiday to do list 100 years ago. People were more self-sufficient then. Many consumers grew their own food, with some maybe raising their own turkeys.

Local businesses still played up the holiday theme. Stores advertised linens, clothing, and furniture instead of cranberry sauce and frozen turkeys and pies.

 

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