Cordell Water Fails To Meet State Standards
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Bob Henline Editor Tue, 05/26/2020 - 17:28
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The City of New Cordell’s water system fails to meet Oklahoma clean water standards for municipalities, according to two recent inspections of the city’s water system by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. The inspections, which took place on April 21 and April 28, were in response to citizen complaints about the city’s water quality.
Favorite Views Of Cordell: Nancy Martin
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This week’s favorite view of Cordell comes to us from Beacon reader Nancy Martin.

Trump’s “Buy American” Plan Will Backfire

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In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration wants to quarantine American manufacturing. At any time now, the president could sign an executive order aimed at returning the pharmaceutical supply chain to the United States.

Elon Musk And The Billionaire War On Public Health

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Billionaire Elon Musk recently defied local public health officials and reopened his flagship Tesla auto assembly plant in Fremont, California. Public safety officials had ordered that plant shut down — over Musk’s fierce opposition — almost two months earlier.

Banks, Davis Make All-State Team

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Despite the COVID-19 shortened season and the lack of an All-State game this year, the Oklahoma Soccer Coaches Association kept with tradition and announced the 2020 All-State roster last week. Cordell’s Cloie Banks and Kamdyn Davis earned spots on the roster, with Camryn Nickel earning honorable mention.

Christian Home Residents Get Memorial Day Concert

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Working around the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cordell Christian Home kept up with their traditional Memorial Day concert last Friday. The home’s residents were assisted to appropriately socially distant spaces outside by masked staff and then treated to a twohorn concert performed by Cordell’s outgoing band director Steve Smith and the incoming band director, Aaron Edge.

USDA Offering $1 Billion In Ag Loan Guarantees

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the Department is making available up to $1 billion in loan guarantees to help rural businesses meet their working capital needs during the coronavirus pandemic. Additionally, agricultural producers that are not eligible for USDA Farm Service Agency loans may receive funding under USDA Business & Industry (B&I) CARES Act Program provisions included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.
Favorite Views Of Cordell: Nancy Martin
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Bob Henline Editor Tue, 05/26/2020 - 17:28
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This week’s favorite view of Cordell comes to us from Beacon reader Nancy Martin.
COVID-19 Weekly Update
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Bob Henline Editor Tue, 05/19/2020 - 12:43
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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to rise as the State of Oklahoma continues to move forward with Gov. Kevin Stitt’s plan to reopen the state’s economy. As of Monday, May 18, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 5,398 confirmed cases of the disease, an increase of 783 cases since Monday, May 11. The death toll has increased from 274 to 288 in the same time period. Washita County, after two false reports based upon errors in the addresses, experienced its first case during the past week. The patient reportedly resides in the western part of the county, with a Foss rural address.
One of Cordell’s water towers. Bob Henline | The Cordell Beacon

Cordell Water Fails To Meet State Standards

The City of New Cordell’s water system fails to meet Oklahoma clean water standards for municipalities, according to two recent inspections of the city’s water system by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality. The inspections, which took place on April 21 and April 28, were in response to…

Banks, Davis Make All-State Team

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Despite the COVID-19 shortened season and the lack of an All-State game this year, the Oklahoma Soccer Coaches Association kept with tradition and announced the 2020 All-State roster last week. Cordell’s Cloie Banks and Kamdyn Davis earned spots on the roster, with Camryn Nickel earning honorable mention.

Cameron University Adds To Online Degree Programs

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Cameron University has received approval from its governing board, the Board of Regents for the University of Oklahoma, Cameron University and Rogers State University, as well as the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education, to offer seven more existing degree programs via electronic delivery in addition to their current face-to-face and/or hybrid delivery methods. The degree programs approved for electronic delivery are the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Sports and Exercise Science, the Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Criminal Justice, the Bachelor of Science (BS) in Criminal Justice, the Associate in Science (AS) in Business, the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Business Administration, the Master of Education (MEd) in Reading, and the Master of Science (MS) in Behavioral Sciences (general psychology track).
Sentinel Man Facing Life In Prison
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Bob Henline Editor Tue, 05/26/2020 - 17:28
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A Sentinel man is facing the possibility of life in prison after what police termed a “rolling domestic” resulted in a high speed chase through the area around Sentinel.