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Wed
16
Nov

Burns Flat Post Office Honors John E. Richardson

Veterans across the United States were honored in various ways on Friday, November 11, 2016, Veterans Day.

At the Burns Flat Post Office, John E. Richardson was honored for both his service to the United States, and also as a Contract Highway Route Carrier who has worked with the Postal Service for 49 years.

Richardson joined the Army in October 1963 and served through October 1966. He had basic training in Fort Polk, Louisiana and spent a year in Korea as a special Personnel clerk.

 

 

Wed
16
Nov

Cordell Native Had Long Career Representing Oklahoma

In the earliest days of urban development in the United States, streets tended to be named for landmarks. Sometimes major streets are named for symbols of power and authority.

 

 

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Wed
16
Nov

The Cordell High School Academic Team

The Cordell High School Academic Team concluded their season at the Regional Tournament in Dibble, Oklahoma, on Saturday, November 12, 2016. The team, coached by Monika Belt, is pictured above and includes, from the left: Jesse Bridges, Chris Chauncey, Austin Richardson, Justin Hamlett, Tyler Wedel, and Rylie Martin. Belt said the team worked really hard and had a very successful season.

 

 

Tue
08
Nov

Remembering Our Veterans On November 11

By Vicki Salley
 
Veterans Day is celebrated every year. But, how many people actually know where the holiday came from. World War I (known as the Great War) had officially ended with the Treaty of Versailles, in the Palace of Versailles in France, on June 28, 1919.  
 
 
Tue
08
Nov

Cordell School Board Approves Development Of Digital Curriculum

At their meeting on Monday, November 7, 2016, members of the Cordell Board of Education approved a stipend for teachers who develop and use digital curriculum in the classroom. According to Cordell Superintendent Brad Overton, the stipend will encourage teachers to develop curriculum which exceeds state standards and is also tailored for local  students.  
 
 
Tue
08
Nov

Did You Feel That?

“Did we just have an earthquake?” was being heard in homes across Washita County Sunday evening, November 6, 2016, as residents literally felt the earth move under their feet. The answer to the question was a resounding “Yes” as the Oklahoma Geological Survey (OGS) reported a 5.0 magnitude earthquake one mile west of Cushing, Oklahoma, which  occurred at approximately 7:44 p.m. The depth of the quake was recorded as 5.2 km (3.2 miles).  
 
 
Tue
08
Nov

Cordell Council Approves Washita Theatre Contract

In their capacity as members of Cordell Development and Redevelopment Board, the City Council approved the Washita Theatre lease contract between the City and Richard and Karrie Varner. Richard Varner told the Council they were on track to open the first week of December.  
 
 
Tue
08
Nov

Cordell Schools Hosting Veterans Day Program

Everyone is invited to attend the annual Veterans Day Program hosted by Cordell Public Schools. The event is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, November 11, 2016, in the Cordell Auditorium.  
 
 
Tue
08
Nov

Thain Announces Candidacy For Cordell Board Of Education

David Thain, an education advocate and Cordell business leader, recently announced his intent to run for seat 2 on the Cordell Board of Education.  
 
 
Tue
01
Nov

The End Is Near

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