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Tue
07
Nov
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Hallie Sewell Is CHS Senior Of The Month

“It is pretty cool and a great honor,” said Hallie Sewell when asked how she felt about being named Cordell High School Senior of the Month. “It was also a surprise.”

Sewell limped in to the meeting with CHS principal Nick Hutchins, wearing a brace to protect a torn ACL.

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Tue
07
Nov
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Cordell High School Senior of the Month Hallie Sewell

Cordell High School Senior of the Month Hallie Sewell is congratulated by CHS Principal Nick Hutchins while Hallie’s father, Davy, looks on.

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Tue
07
Nov
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Thank you, Veterans

Thank you, Veterans

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Tue
07
Nov
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David L. Bryant, Cordell

David L. Bryant, Cordell, was given a “Quilt of Honor” by his family as a Thank You for his service as a United States Marine during the Vietnam War.

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Tue
31
Oct
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FSA Urges Vote In Elections

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) encourages farmers and ranchers to vote in the 2017 county committee elections. County committees are unique to FSA and serve as a direct link between agricultural communities across the country and USDA.

Committee members are a critical component of the dayto- day operations of FSA. Committees help deliver FSA farm programs at the local level and are comprised of three to 11 members who serve three-year terms.

 

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Tue
31
Oct
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Cordell Memorial Hospital Receives National Award

Cordell’s hospital is one of the nation’s top performing rural hospitals for the third year in a row.

Cordell Memorial Hospital (CMH) has been recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health/iVantage Health Analytics and the National Organization of State Office of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Patient Satisfaction reflecting top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the nation. CMH won the same award in 2015 and 2016.

 

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Tue
31
Oct
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The Burns Flat-Dill City

The Burns Flat-Dill City Lady Eagles qualified to compete at the Cross Country State meet.

They were very proud to accept, for the third year in a row, the Cross Country Academic State Championship, with an average team Grade Point Average of 4.0. Pictured with their Championship trophy are, from the left: Grace Schneberger, Makia Maxey, Alexa Benedict, Jordan Weese, Kayela Staples, Jordan Mason, and Tori Cline.

Their coach is Lori Schneberger.

 

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Tue
31
Oct
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The City of Cordell Employee of the Month

The City of Cordell Employee of the Month for November is Troy Oliver. He has been with the Cordell Street Department since 1991 and his comment about his job was, “It’s been a good one.” Troy is a lifelong resident of Cordell and said he wouldn’t live anywhere else because it is a good place to live.

His down time is spent riding motorcycles around the area and he also collects guns. Troy is looking forward to retirement in a few years. When asked what he will do during his leisure years he replied, “I really hadn’t thought about it much, but whatever it is, I plan on enjoying every minute.”

 

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Tue
31
Oct
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Shooting Team Grateful For Grant

The Washita County 4-H Shooting Sports Team concluded their fall shooting competitions at the State Trap Shoot in El Reno, OK this past Saturday.

Although the 4-Hers did not bring home any big awards, they represented the county well and had a good time.

 

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Tue
24
Oct
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Balzer, Balzer and Balzer Win Mystery Photo Contest

Three members of the Balzer family swept the top three places in the 2017 edition of the Mystery Photo Contest. Both Sass Balzer and Susan Baler had perfect entries, with Sass being declared the winner when her entry was selected in a drawing. She will win $100. Susan will receive the $50 second place prize and Rayma Balzer, who missed only one photo, will claim the third place prize of $25.

“Everyone really enjoyed this contest,” said Zonelle Cox Rainbolt, editor of The Cordell Beacon. “We had the most entries ever for a Mystery Photo Contest!”

 

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