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Tue
02
Oct
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center, held

Sarah and Tim Lau, center, held a Cordell Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting at their new business, Heavenly Junk, located at 209 East Main Street. Helping with the ribbon cutting ceremony were Chamber Board members Kenny Downs, left, and Ronnie Smith.

 

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Tue
02
Oct
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Kelly Maddox

Kelly Maddox-Tilley, right, took the Loyalty Oath and Oath of Office to complete her appointment to the vacant Ward 3 Council seat. Giving the Oath of Office is Cordell City Attorney Johnny Beech.

 

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Tue
25
Sep
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Hannah Southerland

Hannah Southerland was crowned 2018 Cordell High School Football Homecoming queen at a ceremony on Friday, September 21, just prior to the game against Merritt. Her escort was James Ivy. The court, from the left, included Paxton Switzer, Taylor Javorsky, Ivy, Southerland, Drayton Maddox and Lexie Lawson. The flower girl was Sophie Nance and the crown bearer was

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Tue
25
Sep
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Firefighters Train During Controlled House Fire

Panic begins to take place when you are told that your home is a sinkhole. That is exactly the news Debbie Holland’s engineer gave her about one of her properties. Debbie thought about what she could do with the property to make it a positive project for the community. She reached out to Fire Chief Seth Slaughterback and the decision was made to use the home for legal training purposes for firefighters. In order for firefighters to survive, they must be able to think quickly, critically and clearly under extreme stress.

 

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Tue
18
Sep
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Before the council meeting

Before the council meeting held on Monday, September 17, 2018, Joe Boecker, right, took the oath of office as Cordell Council representative for Ward Three. Looking on as city attorney Johnny Beech administered the oath is longtime council representative Vicky Dunlap.

 

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Tue
18
Sep
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2018 CHS Homecoming Queen Candidates

Cordell High School Football Homecoming events will continue through this week and will end Friday, September 21, with the annual parade and crowning of Homecoming Royalty. The parade is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. and will travel the traditional route around the square. Coronation activities will be held before the Blue Devils host Merritt. Blue Devil fans are encouraged to be on hand by 6:30 p.m. to witness the coronation

 

 

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Tue
11
Sep
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County Commissioners Meet In Regular Session

Approval was given by the Washita County Commissioners for the salary and travel claims for payroll at their first meeting in September.

Commissioners signed the monthly report for the Sherriff and Court Clerk as well as the following claims for the month of August.

 

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Tue
11
Sep
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Williams named Youngevity Better Health Champion

Russell Williams of Cordell, OK has won $5000, for winning the Youngevity Better Health Challenge! Williams first entered the Better Health Challenge with his wife, Jamie in January of 2018. The Better Health Challenge is an open and public challenge that promotes a healthy lifestyle through supplements, healthy eating and movement.

Since entering, Williams has lost 85 pounds and so many inches! He was notified in August that he had been selected as a finalist in the challenge and would need to travel to San Diego for the Grand Champion reveal, all expenses paid.

 

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Tue
11
Sep
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City Continues to Battle Water Line Breaks

Over the last few weeks, barricades and backhoes have become a frequent sight around Cordell. City workers have been up against what seems to be a non-stop series of water line breaks around town. This weekend alone there were three separate incidents to contend with.

The leaks have been quite an annoyance around town as is evident in local social media forums. In addition to the loss of water pressure to homes and businesses, several streets have been closed for periods of time including one section on Fourth Street west of Grant that has been blocked for over a week.

 

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Tue
04
Sep
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The Results Are In!

IThis week in The Beacon, is the annual "Fair Results Section." See section B for a complete list of all the winners from the 111th Washita County Free Fair.

 

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