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Christmas On The Square Will Be November 25

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas in Cordell, with decorations up at Lee Park, banners being installed on the light poles around the square, and businesses around town beginning to put out giftthemed merchandise.

In keeping with a longstanding tradition, Cordell’s Christmas On The Square will mark the official beginning of the Christmas holiday and will be held on Saturday November 25.

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Tue
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Council, Audience Disagree Over Hiring

An upset and visibly agitated Emily Weixel addressed the Cordell City Council (in their capacity as members of the Cordell Utilities Authority) at their meeting on Monday, November 20, 2017.

Her remarks were a defense of City electric department supervisor Dustin Pool and came following the report of the discussion in the Executive Session where the employment of Mark Brooks as electric department supervisor was held.

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Braxton Shields

Braxton Shields, center, proudly displays the $50 he was awarded for winning the Cordell Police Department Halloween Costume Contest.

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Tue
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Rick Scott, a 1976 graduate of Cordell High School

Rick Scott, a 1976 graduate of Cordell High School, was recently honored for his 500th career win as a softball coach. Scott chalked up win number 500 in his first year at Putnam North, after also coaching one year in Elk City and a number of years at Piedmont.

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Tue
14
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Judge Continues Teague Preliminary Hearing

An attorney for 14-year-old murder suspect Blaize Teague tried to divert attention to alleged shortcomings by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) as a preliminary hearing for the accused got underway in Cordell last week.

Teague is accused of killing Tammi Thomas, 36, July 20 in her Cordell home. He also is charged with breaking into the house where she lived with her two sons and shooting the older one, who is also 14, in one arm and shoulder.

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Accident Claims Two Lives

Diana Apt, 59, and her 15-year-old granddaughter, Nevah Horn, were killed in an automobile accident just before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7, 2017.

The accident occurred on State Highway 44 four miles west of Hobart. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.

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Berkley Price, Cordell High School Cross Country and Track star

Berkley Price, Cordell High School Cross Country and Track star, on Wednesday, November 8, 2017, signed a Letter of Intent to participate in both sports at Oklahoma Baptist University.

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Medlin Retiring After 70 Years In Banking

At age 11 she had a driver’s license and by 16 was employed full time by the First National Bank in Cordell where I.L. Hull was the president.

Wilma Medlin began working early in her life and has continued that habit throughout the intervening years. On Wednesday, November 22, 2017, Wilma will end a banking career of about 70 years.

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Tom Boecker is the Cordell Employee of the Month for November

Tom Boecker is the Cordell Employee of the Month for November. Tom is an emergency responder and a volunteer with the Cordell Fire Department. A resident of Cordell for 23 years, Tom is an Oklahoma Natural Gas employee whose activities include fishing, hunting and coaching peewee wrestling.

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Tue
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Cordell Council Votes To Combine Fire, EMS Departments

Following an Executive Session which lasted almost exactly an hour, members of the Cordell City Council voted to begin the process of combining the Fire Department and EMS Department.

According to the motion made by Cheryl Wedel and seconded by Steve McLaughlin, the process of combining the two departments will begin immediately with a goal of having the merger complete by January, 2018.

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