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Tue
16
Oct
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Pirates Spotted In Washita County

If you missed seeing the crew of 18 pirates seen lurking about in Washita County last week, then you are in luck!

The Cordell Beacon photographer caught them all on camera and their photos can be found on pages six and seven of this edition.

 

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Tue
09
Oct
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Water line breaks continued to plague the City last week, but have tapered off in current days.

Water line breaks continued to plague the City last week, but have tapered off in current days. This break, on the north side of town, was seven feet deep. Thanks to all the City employees who have worked very hard to keep our water flowing. If you haven’t signed up for the text alerts from the City, you can do that at the City’s website. Go to www.cityofcordell.com and click on the “Subscribe” button on the right side of the page.

 

Tue
09
Oct
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Resources Available To Give Caregivers A Break

The South Western Oklahoma Development Authority (SWODA) Area Agency on Aging, in partnership with the Department of Human Service Aging Services Division, provides for respite services for eligible caregivers.

The definition of caregivers is “people of any age, caring for someone 60 years of age or older, with at least two of these Activities of Daily Living impairments (dressing, bathing, eating, transferring, toileting, or walking) and/or requiring substantial assistance because of a cognitive or other mental impairment.”

 

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Tue
09
Oct
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Can You Pass The Test?

If you don’t know if you can pass the tests, the reduced cost ones offered next week by Cordell Memorial Hospital, then make plans now to visit during the Health Fair and Open House scheduled for October 15 through October 17, from 7:30 a.m. until noon.

New this year will be free flu shots and booths stocked with general information on home health care, nursing home care, Hospice, senior living, Air Evac and Medicare.

 

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Tue
09
Oct
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What do you do when it is pouring rain outside?

What do you do when it is pouring rain outside? If you are Cordell Police Officer Trevor Stewart you send in the Cordell Elementary students who are the crossing guards and take on the duty yourself! Stewart spent Monday and Tuesday mornings making sure all Cordell students got inside safely. A regular at the elementary in the morning, reports say he is always happy, smiling, and makes a point to greet every child. Thank you, Officer Stewart!

 

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Tue
02
Oct
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McKee Retires From Postal Service

On Friday, September 28, 2018, Ronnie McKee, Cordell, retired from the United States Postal Service. McKee’s retirement followed 31 years of full time service, seven years as a substitute carrier, and well over a million miles driven as a rural carrier.

He also went through 15 to 18 vehicles during those years. “Ronnie spent the majority of his career as a rural carrier,” said Cordell Postmaster Steven Bolan. In recent years, McKee has also been an instructor at the Rural Carrier Academy held in Oklahoma City for all new hires.

 

 

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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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