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There’s Gold In Those Fields

When you catch the light just right, a 300-acre field 16 miles east of Cordell shines like gold.

In reality, however, it is a field of sunflowers which will be ready for harvesting in late July or early August.

The field is on a Centennial Farm owned by Keith and Kim Gerlach and was planted by Mark Graf of Corn. “We had a crop of sunflowers in this field about five years ago, and have also had canola on it in the past,” Keith said.

 

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Anjie and Rick Purdon at 813 East Ninth Street

Anjie and Rick Purdon at 813 East Ninth Street have been hard at work making their flower beds and yard beautiful after taking a big hit in the spring tornado, and have been awarded the Cordell Chamber of Commerce Yard of the Week.

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Cordell School Board Awards Bids For 2017-2018 School Year

At their meeting held on Monday, July 10, 2017, members of the Cordell Board of Education awarded bids for milk, bread, and food items as well as for financing of a driver education car and buses.

On the recommendation of Superintendent Brad Overton, the bid for milk was awarded to Highland Dairy and Ben E. Keith was awarded the bid for bread, food items and supplies.

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Dates Set For School Physicals

Students in Cordell High School and Junior High who will participate in any sports during the 2017-2018 year need to have physicals.

Girls should report to the office of Dr. Bob R. Abernathy, 1200 North Glenn English, at 5:15 p.m. on Monday, July 17.

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Go Swimming, See A Movie For Free

Management at the Washita Theatre and Cordell Swimming Pool have teamed up to offer a fun summer treat.

Everyone who buys a ticket to swim on Friday, July 14, can bring the ticket to the theatre that evening for free admission to see Spider-Man: Homecoming.

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SBA Announces Deadline For Disaster Loans

District Director Dottie Overal of the United States Small Business Administration’s Oklahoma District Office recently reminded Oklahoma businesses and residents of the August 7, 2017, deadline to apply for an SBA federal disaster loan for property damage caused by the May 16 - 19, 2017 tornadoes, straightline winds, flooding and severe storms.

The low-interest federal disaster loans are available in Washita County, as well as in Beckham, Custer, Greer, Harmon, Kiowa and Roger Mills counties.

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Cordell Council Holds First July Meeting

In their meeting held on Monday, July 3, 2017, members of the Cordell City Council were scheduled to hear reports from the mayor, city administrator and various city departments.

They were scheduled to discuss and possibly vote on the following items:

• Minutes of the June 19, 2017, regular meeting

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Cordell Hospital Hires Downs As Chief Operating Officer

Cordell Memorial Hospital (CMH) has hired longtime educator Kenny Downs as Chief Operating Officer.

Downs has worked for CMH since June 2015 where he has served as Accounts Payable Manager, Safety Officer and Purchasing Director.

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Bud Canterberry

Bud Canterberry is the City of Cordell employee of the month for July. He has been with the City water department for 15 years and has lived in Cordell for most of his life. 

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The Cordell square

People gathered along the streets, on the corners, and in windows of buildings around the Cordell square on Saturday, July 1, 2017, to watch the parade as area residents and visitors celebrated Founder’s Day.

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