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Flashbacks

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25 Years Ago Aug. 9, 1995 Escapees Captured In Custer County Bullet casings littered the intersection where local and area law enforcement officers set up the final roadblock for Granite Reformatory escapees late Monday morning.

Historical Society Announces Opening Dates For Grant Program

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The Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS) will open applications for the 2020/2021 grant cycle of the Oklahoma Heritage Preservation Grant Program on Friday, September 11. This grants-in-aid program sets aside $500,000 to award grants ranging from $500 to $20,000 to municipal, county or tribal governments and not-for-profit historical organizations, as well as the support groups for these entities. All not-for-profit applicants must be registered with the Oklahoma secretary of state. The grants will be specific to four categories: collections, exhibits, programs and capacity building. The online application process will open Friday, September 11, 2020, and close Friday, October 30, 2020, at 5 p.m. For applicants wishing to receive optional draft application feedback, draft applications will be due October 2, 2020. Award announcements will be made in late January 2021.

Former Banker Charged With Embezzlement

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A felony arrest warrant has been issued for Theresa Danelle Nixon, a former employee of Equity Bank in Cordell. Nixon, who recently relocated to Arkansas, was charged with two felony counts of embezzling funds from bank customers.

Keep Your Child’s Health On Track

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Timely attention to your child’s health, especially in the midst of COVID-19, is essential for his or her appropriate development and long-term wellness. While children do not appear to be as vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus, maintaining good health can minimize their risk for infection.

The Blue Devil Beat

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The Cordell Beacon’s Blue Devil Beat is proud to bring you weekly updates on many school activities, such as upcoming games, fundraisers, club meetings, and much more. This special section will keep you updated on all of the important things happening in and around our school. We will feature interviews from teachers, coaches, and students, giving you an inside look on what is going on at Cordell Public Schools.

Pandemic Puts A New Twist On Prom

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Despite the cancellation of the 2020 prom due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cordell’s students still had the chance to celebrate the year and enjoy each other’s company. Several ideas were presented as possible makeup events for prom, but in the end the students decided to spend a day at Oklahoma City’s Frontier city.

It’s Time To Talk About

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Treatment Courts, also known as Specialty Courts or Drug Courts, are diversion programs which focus on treatment, accountability, and structure rather than traditional prison sentencing for non-violent, felony offenders with substance use disorders.

SWOSUpalooza Postponed Until Oct. 22

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SWOSUpalooza 2020 has been rescheduled for Thursday, October 22, during Homecoming Week at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. Flatland Cavalry, Mike Ryan and Triston Marez will be featured at this year’s SWOSUpalooza, which will be held in the Pioneer Cellular Event Center.

Life In Quarantine

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Have you ever been locked up or at least felt like it? Well, right now everybody knows what it feels like since we all have to be quarantined. Life in quarantine has been hard, for some of us very hard, but there are some good parts, too.

State Question 805 Headed For Ballot

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The Oklahoma Supreme Court has determined the Yes on 805 campaign’s 248,521 counted signatures are sufficient to place State Question 805 on the November 3 ballot. The ballot measure’s 10-day challenge period has passed with no challenges issued, and it next goes to the Oklahoma State Election Board for placement on the next available general election ballot this coming November.