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14
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Cordell High School

Cordell High School Seniors Mason Helvey and Judy Humphrey were voted Cordell Civic Club Students of the Month for February.

 

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Tue
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Burns Flat Announces Willis Retirement Reception

A retirement reception has been scheduled to honor Tony Willis and his 40 years of service to the community. Willis, who retired on January 31, 2017, will be honored at the reception scheduled to be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, at the BF-DC High School Cafeteria.

 

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Cordell Board Of Education Recognizes Dr. Abernathy

At his final meeting as a member of the Cordell Board of Education, Dr. Bob Randy Abernathy was recognized for his commitment and dedication to Cordell Schools and the community during his 15 years as a member of the board. He was first elected to the school board in February, 2002, and was re-elected three times.

 

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Tue
07
Feb
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Two Men And One Woman Escape County Jail In 1917

By Vicki Salley

Two men and a woman escaped through a hole in the wall of the Washita county jail on Sunday, February 4, 1917.

W.L. Pemberton, awaiting trial for murder, M.T. Smith, charged with stealing corn, and Lona McGee, a woman prisoner from Custer county made their escapes from the county jail.

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Tue
07
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Sheriff’s Office Makes Drug Arrests

Just before 9:30 a.m. Friday, February 3, 2017, the Washita County Sheriff’s office, with assistance of several other departments, executed a search warrant in the 400 block of North Market Street in Cordell.

As a result of the search Richard Steven Griffith, 29, was taken into custody.

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Appeals Court Upholds Denny Conviction And Sentence

In an opinion of the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Oklahoma, the conviction and sentence of Ronnie Dean Denny, Jr. for the murder of Melissa Flores was upheld.

The unanimous opinion, filed Friday, February 3, 2017, upheld Denny’s conviction of First Degree Malice Aforethought Murder.

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Wrecks In County Kill Two, Injure Four

Brandyn Gideon of Cordell, 16, and Shae Brackett of Weatherford, 23, died in separate vehicle accidents in Washita County early this week.

Gideon died at the scene of a one-vehicle accident on Highway 152, three miles west of Dill City, early Sunday morning, February 5.

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Tue
31
Jan
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Four Announce Candidacy For Marshal, Council Positions

As the filing date nears for positions on the Cordell City Council and the City Marshal office, four individuals have announced their intention to be candidates. Announcing for the position of Cordell City Marshal, who by City Ordinance also serves as the Cordell Police Chief, are Chief Brandon Rogers and Officer Chad Pool.

 

Tue
31
Jan
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Bessie Receives $65,000 Grant

South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) recently announced the Town of Bessie has been awarded a Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant for 2017 in the amount of $65,000. The grant will be used to begin the second phase of a multiple year plan to replace and construct sidewalks along the entire length of Main Street. Sidewalks are to be upgraded or constructed to be Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant, and historic period lamp posts will be installed on each block

 

Tue
31
Jan
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Tony Willis Retires As Burns Flat Police Chief

An era ended yesterday, January 31, 2017, when Burns Flat Police Chief Tony Willis ended his shift. It was his last day on the Burns Flat Police force, a department he joined on September 10, 1976. After over 40 years on the force, more than 20 of them as the chief, Willis retired at the end of his shift on Tuesday. During that time he had demonstrated the highest levels of service and commitment to the people of Burns Flat and the surrounding area

 

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