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First Washita County Candidates Declare Intentions To File

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Washita County Sheriff Roger Reeve has announced he will be asking the voters of the county for another four years at the helm of the county’s largest law enforcement agency. Reeve was first elected in 2012 and has served with the sheriff’s department for about 25 years. He said the biggest

USDA Announces Programs To Protect Hemp Crops

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of two programs that protect hemp producers’ crops from natural disasters. A pilot hemp insurance program through Multi-Peril Crop Insurance (MPCI) provides coverage against loss of yield because of insurable causes of loss for hemp grown for fiber, grain or Cannabidiol (CBD) oil and the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) coverage protects against losses associated with lower yields, destroyed crops or prevented planting where no permanent federal crop insurance program is available. Producers may apply now, and the deadline to sign up for both programs is March 16, 2020.

WTC Students Give Texting And Driving Presentation At Cordell

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Texting and Driving is the leading cause of death in teenagers. Distracted driving leads to 1.6 million crashes each year. 3,450 people died due to distracted driving in 2019 and 391,000 people were injured. Dialing a phone while driving increases your crash risk six times, and texting can increase it 23 times. 26% of all crashes are caused by distracted driving. To assist in stopping

SWOSU Student Teachers Take To Local Classrooms

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Students and faculty in area high schools saw some fresh faces this week, as the Southwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of Education sent 44 teacher candidates out on their practice teaching rotations. Four of those candidate teachers will be working in area high schools from Feb. 10 until May 1.

The Police Blotter

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Jan. 26, 12:03 a.m. - Cordell Police conducted a traffic stop at Temple and Sixth streets. Jan. 26, 12:17 a.m. -

Athletic Support

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Dear Athletic Support: My daughter is in her final year of track at Tennessee Tech. Before my daughter and her class arrived, the team had never come close to a championship. Since she’s been here, the team won the 2018 indoor and outdoor championships followed by the 2019 indoor championships. The school has no banners for them in the stadium or the gym. I asked the Athletic Director about not having banners at a basketball game, and he told me they have their trophies out front. They also practice in that gym when it’s too cold, but I was told banners are only for teams that play in the gym. It’s been this way throughout my daughter’s career. Why is track always treated like a secondary sport? — No Respect