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Tue
21
Feb

The Cordell High School Band made a Superior rating on stage at the Pre- District Contest in Elk City

The Cordell High School Band made a Superior rating on stage at the Pre- District Contest in Elk City, and a Superior rating in sight reading. The District Contest is February 28. In the photo at left are Denim Holman, left, and Justin Hamlett, both of whom made Superior ratings on their District Solos at Southwestern Oklahoma State University and are headed to State.

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Tue
21
Feb

Cordell Ford Company Opens Doors In February, 1917

By Vicki Salley

The Cordell Ford Company building, which had been under construction for approximately 60 days was nearing completion.

The building was located on west Main Street in Cordell and was one of the most modern plants in this part of the state.

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Tue
14
Feb

City Races Draw Multiple Candidates

When the filing period for municipal offices ended at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, races had developed in Cordell, Canute, and Corn. In Cordell’s Ward One, three candidates filed to fill the unexpired two-year term. Current appointee Steven McLaughlin filed, as did J.D. Banks and Amy Riggs.

 

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Tue
14
Feb

Cordell High School

Cordell High School Seniors Mason Helvey and Judy Humphrey were voted Cordell Civic Club Students of the Month for February.

 

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Tue
14
Feb

Burns Flat Announces Willis Retirement Reception

A retirement reception has been scheduled to honor Tony Willis and his 40 years of service to the community. Willis, who retired on January 31, 2017, will be honored at the reception scheduled to be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, February 26, at the BF-DC High School Cafeteria.

 

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Tue
14
Feb

Cordell Board Of Education Recognizes Dr. Abernathy

At his final meeting as a member of the Cordell Board of Education, Dr. Bob Randy Abernathy was recognized for his commitment and dedication to Cordell Schools and the community during his 15 years as a member of the board. He was first elected to the school board in February, 2002, and was re-elected three times.

 

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Tue
07
Feb

Two Men And One Woman Escape County Jail In 1917

By Vicki Salley

Two men and a woman escaped through a hole in the wall of the Washita county jail on Sunday, February 4, 1917.

W.L. Pemberton, awaiting trial for murder, M.T. Smith, charged with stealing corn, and Lona McGee, a woman prisoner from Custer county made their escapes from the county jail.

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Tue
07
Feb

Sheriff’s Office Makes Drug Arrests

Just before 9:30 a.m. Friday, February 3, 2017, the Washita County Sheriff’s office, with assistance of several other departments, executed a search warrant in the 400 block of North Market Street in Cordell.

As a result of the search Richard Steven Griffith, 29, was taken into custody.

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Tue
07
Feb

Appeals Court Upholds Denny Conviction And Sentence

In an opinion of the Court of Criminal Appeals of the State of Oklahoma, the conviction and sentence of Ronnie Dean Denny, Jr. for the murder of Melissa Flores was upheld.

The unanimous opinion, filed Friday, February 3, 2017, upheld Denny’s conviction of First Degree Malice Aforethought Murder.

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Tue
07
Feb

Wrecks In County Kill Two, Injure Four

Brandyn Gideon of Cordell, 16, and Shae Brackett of Weatherford, 23, died in separate vehicle accidents in Washita County early this week.

Gideon died at the scene of a one-vehicle accident on Highway 152, three miles west of Dill City, early Sunday morning, February 5.

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