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She said

She said, “Yes!” Macy Martin accepted the invitation of Heston Brown to attend the Cordell High School Prom on April 21 with him.

 

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Following devastating

Following devastating fires in northwestern Oklahoma earlier this month, Cordell farmer/rancher Monte Beech, left, donated hay to some of the victims. Donating his truck, time and gas to take the hay to that area of the state was Tracy Musick of Sentinel.

 

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Tue
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Board Approves Contracts For Principals

Contracts for Larry Johnson, Cordell High School principal, Alan Hull, Cordell Elementary School principal, and Paul Pankhurst, Cordell assistant principal, were approved at the March 20, 2017, meeting of the Cordell Board of Education.

Board clerk Chris Johnson administered the oath of office to new member David Thain.

The board was reorganized with Dale Selman as president; Chris Johnson, vice president; Ronnie McKee, Jim Price and David Thain, members.

 

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Tue
14
Mar
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Heroes Needed To Save Lives This Spring

Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) is celebrating 40 years of saving local lives through blood donation, and needs hero doners to roll up their sleeves and give their unique, life-saving gift this spring.

Join the Corn and Colony communities at a blood drive with OBI. Healthy adults can give blood from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 21, at the Mennonite Brethren Church fellowship hall located at 100 West Main Street in Corn.

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Tue
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First Cordell Beacon Goes To Print In 1900

By Vicki Salley

In July, 1892, Frank Cook established Washita County’s first newspaper, the Cloud Chief Herald. The Herald was a weekly paper, printed on Fridays.

Previously, the only publication was a one-page occasional news notice called The Tocola Chief.

Another newspaper was established less than 30 days later in Cloud Chief, named the Cloud Chief Sentinel.

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Tue
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Beacon, Local Businesses Host Bracket Buster Contest

Basketball fans, contest fans, and anyone else who likes to compete with friends and neighbors are invited to “march with the madness” in The Cordell Beacon annual Bracket Buster Contest.

The winner will walk away with $50 and bragging rights for the next year!

On pages eight and nine of this edtion is a bracket for the NCAA basketball contest. Since the tournament started on Tuesday with the playin games and the first round games were played on Thursday, there are some games everyone should get correct.

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The Washita Theatre

People who saw this sign on the Washita Theatre marquee last week are wondering if she said, “Yes!”

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Tue
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CKenergy Announces Winners Of Youth Tour Contest

Hard work has paid off for four high school juniors as they make plans to tour the nation’s capital this summer.

Kade Squires and Madie Scott of Lookeba-Sickles High School, Tyler Wedel of Cordell High School and Ashlynn Karlin of Weatherford High School took top honors in the CKenergy Electric Cooperative Youth Tour Contest.

Each of these winners will receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington D.C. and a $500 scholarship.

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Tue
07
Mar
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OSBI Investigating Two Deaths In County

A suspicious death near Dill City and a possible homicide in Cordell, both reported to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) on Friday, March 3, 2017, kept law enforcement officials in the County busy over the weekend.

About 1:45 p.m. on Friday afternoon, the Washita County Sheriff's office received a call about a burned car near the intersection of County Roads 1260 and 2180 (southeast of Dill City).

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Tue
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Washita County Fairboard

Washita County Fairboard member Jordan Davis recognizes the top showmanship winners in each species who competed for Master Showman. They are: Caden Church, Sentinel, Goat; Colt Randall, Canute, Sheep; Ryan Sperle, Cordell, Swine; and Jarrett Selman, Burns Flat-Dill City, Beef. In the photo at right, Ryan Sperle, Cordell, won a cash prize and a customized stool for winning the Master Showman Award.

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