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Tue
04
Apr

County Announces Storm Shelter Assistance Program

A county-wide effort has been launched to help assist Washita County residents with storm shelter rebates up to $2,000, thanks to a federal grant program administered by the Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management.

Washita County commissioners are teaming up with South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) in the hope of submitting an application for funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

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Tue
04
Apr

CHS Band Receives Superior Rating At State

The Cordell High School Band came rolling back into town Wednesday Night (March 29) with all manner of lights and sirens after receiving a Superior Rating At the State Contest,” said Band Director Steve Smith.

“The Cordell Police, Cordell EMS, Cordell Fire Department and Washita County Sheriff escorted us into town and down to the Courthouse,” Smith continued.

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Tue
04
Apr

Rob Kuehne Wins Contest

An accurate prediction of the two teams in the NCAA Basketball Championship gave Rob Kuehne the win in The Cordell Beacon Bracket Buster Contest and “netted” him the $50 first place prize.

The Wisconsin defeat of Villanova in the first round broke most brackets during the first weekend, as did Oklahoma State’s defeat at the hands of Michigan.

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Thu
30
Mar

Early Voting Begins Today

Early voting in the Cordell City election will be available today (Thursday) and tomorrow from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the election board office on the first floor of the Washita County Courthouse.

 

The polls will be open Tuesday, April 4, from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

Tue
28
Mar

News Stories From The Front Page Of The Beacon On March 29, 1917

By Vicki Salley

A home guard company, organized for the purpose of military training, was partially established during a meeting held on Saturday, March 24, 1917, at the courthouse.

County Treasurer J.A. Robinson called the meeting, along with S.C. Massingale who acted as chairman of the meeting.

Several patriotic speeches were made in an effort to advocate an organization in the county which would prepare those who would be eligible for military duty.

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Tue
28
Mar

Cordell Elementary Schedules Pre-Kindergarten And Kindergarten Pre-Enrollment

Parents of children who will be four or five years of age on or before September 1, 2017, should visit the Cordell Elementary School as soon as possible to pre-enroll their child.

Enrollment for Cordell Pre- Kindergarten and Kindergarten begins April 3 and will continue until May 18, 2017.

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Tue
28
Mar

Judge Postpones Hicks Murder Trial

Murder suspect Katherine Hicks was scheduled to go on trail on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, but the proceeding was postponed when the courtappointed attorneys for Hicks withdrew from the case.

Hicks is charged with Murder in the First Degree - Malice Aforethought in the shooting death of Cordell resident Michael Beach.

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Tue
28
Mar

City Votes On Council, Marshal Positions

Registered voters in Cordell will elect the City Marshal and two Council members in an election scheduled for Tuesday, April 4, 2017.

Canute and Corn will each elect two Trustees.

Early voting will be held from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, March 30 and 31.

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 4.

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Tue
28
Mar

Members of Cordell’s FFA

Members of Cordell’s FFA and 4-H organizations recently competed at the Oklahoma Youth Expo and following the show, donated their pigs to the Regional Food Bank to benefit the Backpack For Kids program. According to FFA Advisor Brian Dowdle, the students donated seven pigs weighing a total of 1,700 pounds that will make 14,128 pork sticks to go into the backpacks. Participating in the donation were, on the back row from the left: Ryan Sperle, Mariah Sperle, and Douglas Thomas.

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Tue
21
Mar

She said

She said, “Yes!” Macy Martin accepted the invitation of Heston Brown to attend the Cordell High School Prom on April 21 with him.

 

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