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School Schedules Kindergarten, Pre-K Enrollment

Parents of children who will be four or five years of age on or before September 1, 2018, should visit the Cordell Elementary School as soon as possible to pre-enroll their child.

Enrollment for Cordell Pre- K and Kindergarten begins April 4th and will continue until May 17, 2018.

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Nightengale Announces Candidacy

Sherry Nightengale, Washita County Treasurer, has announced she will be a candidate in the upcoming election.

Nightengale was born and raised in Cordell and is a graduate of Cordell High School.

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The Cordell High School Band

The Cordell High School Band received straight 1’s on stage and in sight-reading at the State Contest held at East Central University on Wednesday, March 28, 2018.

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Gregg Top Girl Scout Cookie Seller

Who doesn’t have a favorite Girl Scout cookie flavor?

Now, Washita County can also have their favorite Girl Scout cookie seller!

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Commissioners Reconsider Vacating County Road

Following receipt of a letter from concerned landowners, Washita County Commissioners voted to not sign Resolution No. 2018-17 which would have vacated County Road N2272, located in Section 30, Township 9 North, Range 16 West.

The decision means the road will remain open for public use.

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Tue
27
Mar
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Bessie Woman Injured In Accident

Leslie Doshier, 38, of Bessie, was critically injured in an accident which occurred about half a mile north of Bessie on U.S. Highway 183 on Saturday, March 24, just after 4 a.m.

Doshier, who was awaiting trial on two charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and felony kidnapping, was transported by Air Evac to OU Medical where she was listed in critical condition with injuries to her head and extremities.

Only hours before the accident her lawyers had succeeded in getting an extension and the trial had been rescheduled.

 

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Tue
27
Mar
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Price Receives OBU Academic Scholarships

Berkley Price, Cordell High School senior, was recently awarded an academic scholarship by Oklahoma Baptist University for the 2018-19 academic year.

Price received the Trustee’s Academic Scholarship. Presented in recognition of academic achievement, the Trustees’ Academic Scholarship is an annual $10,000 scholarship which can be renewed for three additional years, making the honor worth a potential of $40,000.

A senior at Cordell High School, Price is a member of the basketball team and student council. She is also involved in track and cross country. She currently plans to pursue a college degree in nursing.

 

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Tue
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Walk Dont Walk

Teachers across Oklahoma, including in Cordell, are weighing their options as a self-imposed deadline to walk out of classrooms looms.

As of press time on Tuesday, Oklahoma legislators had still not passed a bill funding pay raises for teachers, support staff, state employees and additional funding for education., although a plan had been passed by the house and was on the way to the Senate for possible approval.

Time was running out for a solution before the April 2 deadline set by the Oklahoma Education Association.

 

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Tue
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Cordell Council Declines To Hold Executive Session Regarding Police Department

After holding a ten minute recess to allow an officer to take call for Cordell Police Chief Brandon Rogers so he could be in attendance during an Executive Session, four of the seven council members in attendance at Monday night’s meeting did not vote for a motion to hold the Executive Session.

Members of the Cordell Police Department were in attendance at the meeting since they were listed as part of the Executive Session on the agenda for the March 19, 2018, meeting.

Chief Rogers was called out of the meeting just minutes before that agenda item was reached.

 

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Brewer Wins Bernhardt Academic Excellence Award At SWOSU

Landry Brewer, history instructor on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) campus in Sayre, is the winner of the Bernhardt Academic Excellence Award for 2018 at SWOSU.

Brewer was presented the prestigious award at the annual Bernhardt banquet held on the Weatherford campus. For winning the award, Brewer received a $5,000 cash award, clock, pen and medallion.

SWOSU alumni Dr. William and Theta Juan Bernhardt of Midwest City are sponsors of the annual award that goes to an outstanding faculty member who exhibits exceptional achievement in teaching, scholarship and service.

 

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