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Tue
07
Mar

Cordell Gets Ash From Fire

Residents of Cordell and other places in Washita County were alarmed Monday night, March 6, 2017, as the smell of smoke grew very strong and bits of black ash began collecting on cars and outdoor furniture.

According to Cordell Fire Chief Seth Slaughterback, the smell and ash came from fires burning in the Woodward area.

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Tue
07
Mar

City Names Brown Public Works Director

In a move designed to increase customer service and efficiency, longtime Cordell City employee Charlie Brown has been named Public Works Director.

After some discussion of the new position between Council representative Cheryl Wedel and City Administrator J. C. Moser, Brown said he would be working directly with Cordell residents when they had reported a problem with their City utility service.

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Tue
07
Mar

Baby Survives Fall From Roof Of The Courthouse In 1931

By Vicki Salley

In the United States, approximately 140 deaths from falls happen yearly in children under 15 years of age.

Falls of all kinds are a cause of child injury and death. Three million children require emergency department care for fallrelated injuries

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Tue
28
Feb

Deadly Intersection Claims Two More Lives

For the second time in less than three weeks, an accident at the intersection of State Highway 152 and State Highway 54 North has resulted in fatalities.

Rhonda Hulett, 34, of Weatherford and James Deffenbaugh, 46, also of Weatherford, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident which occurred on February 24, 2017, at approximately 11:41 p.m.

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Tue
28
Feb

Piercey Wins Oklahoma Medal For Excellence Award

Gary Piercey, a native of Dill City, is the winner of the prestigious Oklahoma Medal for Excellence Award in Secondary Teaching.

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence selects only one educator each year for the Medal for Excellence in Secondary Teaching.

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Tue
28
Feb

Mrs. Allee Young’s third class at Cordell Elementary School

Mrs. Allee Young’s third class at Cordell Elementary School won the most recent Box Top Challenge by collecting more Box Tops in one week than any other class. They celebrated with a sweet Popsicle treat! Once again, students at Cordell Elementary will enjoy field trips at the end of the year paid for with Box Tops funds.

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Tue
28
Feb

Hise Announces Resignation

In something of a surprise to the Cordell Memorial Hospital (CMH) board and staff, administrator Landon Hise announced his resignation last week.

The resignation is effective March 24, 2017.

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Tue
21
Feb

Council Discusses Providing EMS Service To Rocky

In their meeting held on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, members of the Cordell City Council were to hear a redistricting request by Dylan Streeter, interim EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Director, concerning a request by some residents of Rocky to provide ambulance service to the community of Rocky and the surrounding county addresses.

According to Streeter, the area under consideration is currently served by Sentinel EMS.

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Tue
21
Feb

76th Annual Junior Livestock Show Will Be February 26 - 28

The 76th Annual Washita County Junior Livestock Show will be held at the Washita County Activity Center Sunday, February 26, 2017, through Tuesday, February 28.

All animals, except beef, will begin weighing in at 4 p.m. on Sunday. Photography and Poster Contest exhibits are due by 5 p.m.

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Tue
21
Feb

One Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges

Bobbie Barnett, 34, of Oklahoma City, was arrested November 28, 2016, after law enforcement personnel executed a search warrant on a residence on the northeast corner of NE Boundary Street and Lincoln Street in Sentinel.

She was arrested on an outstanding warrant, as well as new drug charges, and recently pled guilty, receiving a tenyear sentence for each of the two felony drug charges, with all but the first eight years suspended.

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