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Tue
20
Dec

Germans Settle In Western Oklahoma During Land Run

By Vicki Salley

The word “Korn” is a German word translated in English as “grain”. German speaking Russian Mennonites were the first people to settle in Corn, or Korn as it was spelled at the time.. Rumor has it, the town received its name because the first post office was located in or near a corn field.

 

Tue
13
Dec

Cordell Board of Education Approves Superintendent Evaluation, Contract

Following an Executive Session to discuss the evaluation and contract for Superintendent Brad Overton, both were unanimously approved at the meeting held on Monday, October 12, 2016.
 
Earlier in the meeting the board had approved the school calendar for the 2017-2018 school year.

Tue
13
Dec

Christmas Organizations Donate Gifts

A gaily wrapped present was given to every resident at the Cordell Christian Home at their Christmas party as part of the fourth annual “Silver Santa Christmas.”
 
The second annual “Head Start Christmas” provided each student enrolled at the Cordell Head Start program a wrapped Christmas gift, handed out by Santa, at their Christmas party.

Tue
13
Dec

Investigation Continues In Shooting Death

Roy Lee Weeaks, 78, of Colorado, died on Wednesday, December 7, 2016, from a single gun shot wound to the chest.
 
According to Cordell Police Chief Brandon Rogers, the shooting occurred at approximately 7:30 p.m. outside the home of Dr. Jerry Hernandez, 1302 North Grant Street in Cordell.

Tue
13
Dec

A group of students from Cordell Elementary School

A group of students from Cordell Elementary School were Christmas caroling at businesses around the Washita County Courthouse square on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

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Tue
13
Dec

John Seger And Cheyenne/Arapaho Tribes Build Seger Colony

John Homer Seger was born on February 23, 1846, in Geauga County, Ohio. At the age of six Seger moved with his family to Illinois.
 
Seger’s father bought a small tavern in Dover, Illinois. Young Seger would sneak under the tables and listen to tales of Indians his father’s traveling customers would tell.

Tue
06
Dec

Canute And WTC Sponsor Blood Drives

Canute and Western Technology Center in Burns Flat will both sponsor blood drives on Monday, December 12, 2016. In Canute, the blood drive will be held from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the Canute Heritage Center, 101 North Ninth Street. The Western Technology Center blood drive will be held from 8:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Health Building Seminar Center and Dining Hall. One blood donation can save as many as three lives and the supply must be constantly renewed.

 

 

Tue
06
Dec

Cordell Ministerial Alliance Presents “Invitation To A Miracle”

On Sunday, December 11, 2016, the Cordell Ministerial Alliance will present “Invitation to a Miracle” as the 2016 Christmas Cantata. Members of the Cordell Community Choir and Chamber Ensemble, with A.J. Stegall conducting, will present their Christmas gift to the community at 5 p.m. in the First Baptist Church building, First and North College Streets in Cordell. Through poetic narration, scripture passages and creatively arranged carols, the timeless story of the birth of Christ is presented.

 

 

Tue
06
Dec

Hamlett Named To All State Band

After three rounds of intense auditions Cordell High School Band member Justin Hamlett was named to the Oklahoma Music Educators Association (OMEA) All State Symphonic Band on trumpet. The competition began in Altus on November 5 and concluded on Saturday, December 3, 2016, at Westmoore High School.

 

Tue
06
Dec

The City of Cordell Employee

The City of Cordell Employee of the Month for December 2016 is David Westreicher. David has worked in the City’s Sewer Department for about 12 months. Previously, his position was with the Cordell Water Department for 12 years. Originally from California, David has lived in Cordell for 19 years. A calm life style and the easy going nature of the community convinced David this was a much better place to raise his children. David’s hobbies include collecting vinyl records and spending time with his children Paul, Anthony, and Casey. They all enjoy attending concerts or a day of ice skating.

 

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