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Kristi Gray Is CHS Senior Of The Month

“I was pretty surprised,” said Kristi Gray after learning she had been named Cordell High School Senior of the Month. “This is really great.”

Kristi, daughter of David and Kari Gray, is a leader on the Lady Blue Devils basketball, soccer and track teams, as well as being an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

She is also a CHS cheerleader and is very involved with the Little Gals Cheer activities.

 

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Tue
26
Dec
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Oklahoma Today Features Photo By Cordell Photographer

In January 2017, Cordell’s Cara Miller entered a photo of a horse standing in the snow, hoping to be chosen as a Photo of the Week by Oklahoma Today.

After several weeks went by and Miller didn’t hear from the prestigious magazine, she figured she hadn’t won.

Then, in November 2017, she was contacted for permission for the photo to possibly be included in the January 2018 issue.

 

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Tue
26
Dec
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Cordell Elementary

Cordell Elementary students have been busy collecting Box Tops this year. Box Top funds help reduce the costs of field trips for parents. Among those who collected 100 Box Tops are, in the top photo, on the back row, from the left: Georgia Willingham, Brenyn Ball, Emma Christian, Andrew Willard, Samuel Lindsey, and Kandice Wilson.

In the middle row, from the left, are: Saxon Flores, Blakely Ball, Gracynn Holman, Dacks Neeley, and Kelby Eldridge. On the front row, from the left, are: Makenzie Kautz and Nathaniel Stallard. In the photo to the right the students are, on the back row, from the left: EmmaLeigh Holman, Braden Schmidt and Conner Gregg. On the front row, from the left, are: Zoe Carter and Luke Bryan.

 

Tue
19
Dec
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Commissioners Approve Requests For Appropriations

At their first meeing in December, the Washita County commissioners approved the following Cash Fund Estimate of Needs and Request for Appropriations for the Sales Tax received by the county in November: County General Fund - $42,921.32 Fire Departments - $33,723.90 Ambulances - $9,197.42

They also approved a bid from Royal Printing for ballots as well as an invoice in the amount of $1,925.00 for bridge inspections performed by Circuit Engineering District #7. Commissioners also signed the following claims for the month of November: Assessor Fee.

 

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Tue
19
Dec
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Pat Price was the winner

Pat Price was the winner of the Cordell Academic Foundation drawing for a pair of Thunder tickets and a night’s stay at the Marriott. The drawing was held at the December 5 Cordell High School basketball games. Presenting the tickts to Price are, from the left, Foundation treasurer Linda Johnson and Foundation president Karen Wedel.

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Tue
19
Dec
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The realtors of the Western Oklahoma

The realtors of the Western Oklahoma Board of Realtors recently made a $500 donation to the Cordell Academic Foundation. Local realtor Aleta Jorgenson is a member of the Board of Realtors and the Cordell Academic Foundation. Shown receiving the check are, from the left, Ann Woody, Linda Johnson and Brad Overton.

 

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Tue
12
Dec
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School Board Approves Fundraiser, Teacher Stipends

At their final meeting of 2017 the Cordell Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a request from the junior high and high school cheerleaders to have a T-shirt fundraiser, with all proceeds to be donated to the American Cancer Society.

The board also approved the board meeting dates for 2018 and the 2018-2019 school calendar.

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Tue
12
Dec
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Contest Deadline Approaching

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to be fully engaged in the coming College Football Bowl Series and the chance to win a $100 cash prize.

The deadline for entering the Beacon Football Bowl Pick’em Contest is noon on Friday, December 15.

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Tue
12
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Price Runs Unopposed, Races In Sentinel, Tech Center

Cordell Board of Education member Jim Price had not drawn an opponent for his seat when filing concluded on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.

Also running unopposed is Brian Mooney in the Burns Flat-Dill City School district and Brad Hohnke in the Canute School district.

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Dec
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Pink Cotton Bales Honor Trecia Moore Harper

“This is a really nice tribute to Trecia,” said Jackie Harper as he looked out over the pink cotton bales dotting a field south and west of Cordell on 1230 Road. “We appreciate the extra effort Mr. Orman went to. It was a touching thing he did for us.”

The pink wrap on the cotton bales is a special order from John Deere and Landon Orman, who operates out of Roscoe, Texas, west of Abilene, made an extra trip to get the pink plastic.

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