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The January Employee of the Month is Carol Pritchard

The January Employee of the Month is Carol Pritchard from the Grants Department for the City of Cordell. Carol Moved from Florida to Cordell in 1998 to be with family. She and her husband David have enjoyed coming back to the small-town atmosphere, friendly community and slow-paced living.

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Tue
02
Jan
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SWODA Presents Service Awards

The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Board of Trustees honored the service of four board members and six SWODA employees at the monthly meeting held Tuesday, December 12, 2017, in Burns Flat.

SWODA Board Chairman Carl Don Campbell presented the awards.

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Tue
02
Jan
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Ray Performs At Florida Citrus Bowl

Ravin Ray, a senior at Merritt High School, performed for the eighth time in the All American Halftime Show at the Citrus Bowl presented by Overton's on New Years Day.

Only the best performers in the nation qualify for this opportunity.

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Tue
26
Dec
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Local Businesses Sponsor Cordell Elementary New Year Art Contest

Ten pieces of artwork done by Cordell fifth and sixth grade students are part of a contest sponsored by Cordell businesses and can be found inside this issue.

Each piece of artwork is sponsored by one of the following businesses:

Lindley, Inc. CKenergy Great Plains Bank Wesner, Wesner, and Rainbolt, PLLC

 

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Tue
26
Dec
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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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