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Cordell Legislator Proposes Bills in Response to 2018 School Walk-Out

Ostensibly in response to last year’s nine-day teacher walkout, Rep. Todd Russ, a Cordell Republican, has filed two bills in the 2019 Oklahoma Legislature to punish teachers and unions for work stoppages.

The first, House Bill 2208, seeks to decertify employee organizations as bargaining units with all Oklahoma school districts after Dec. 31, 2020, unless such organizations are specifically approved by a secret ballot election of all employees in the bargaining unit between Aug. 1, 2020, and Dec. 1, 2020, regardless of the current contract status of the bargaining until with its respective school district.

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R.B. Mathis Named Cordell Person of the Year

R.B. Mathis is the recipient of the inaugural Cordell Person of the Year Award, sponsored by Great Plains Bank of Cordell and The Cordell Beacon.

Mathis is a Baptist minister and longtime Cordell resident, “with a servant’s heart,” said his wife, Pat Mathis.

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Potential Disaster Averted At Junior High

The actions of Cordell Junior High School students were credited with helping to avert a potential tragedy last week, according to superintendent Brad Overton.

Shortly after 2:00 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, parents of students at Cordell Junior High were contacted via the telephone alert system and directed to a message posted on the Cordell Public Schools website.

“Today, Friday, Jan. 25, students reported to employees that a student planned to harm those at the the school in the coming months,” the statement read. “We want to thank those students for following the correct protocol in a potentially dangerous situation.

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New Editor Begins Work at The Beacon

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After traveling 1,900 miles from Montana to their new home, Bob and Melissa Henline caught their first sight of Cordell from the hill out by the bowling alley.

“We could see for miles and thought it was just beautiful,” said Bob, the new editor of The Cordell Beacon. “We felt an immediate sense of community and know this is going to be a perfect fit for us.”

Henline brings a wealth of experience to his duties at the Beacon, having been a journalist for more than 10 years.

“There is a lot of reporting in the world of newspapers today, but not a lot of journalism,” said Henline. “Journalism means asking questions and bringing sometimes difficult issues to light, more than just reporting that an incident occurred or that someone said something. It is time to bring journalism back to community news and that is exactly what

 

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Cordell Masonic Lodge Presents Awards to a Pair of Local Students

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As part of their continuing service to the Cordell community, Cordell Masonic Lodge 127 recently presented awards to two Cordell students, honoring them as Students of the Nine Weeks.

Senior Chris Lee and Freshman John Robles were recognized for their outstanding citizenship.

“When we talked to the administration about this award, we stressed it was not about accomplishments in academics, athletics or other extra-curricular activities,” explained Cordell Masonic Lodge spokesman Landon Jones.

“It is about being a good citizen, whatever form that takes,” Jones continued. “The students to whom the award are given are chosen by the teachers.”

Criteria for the award include being helpful, courteous, no bad language, not taking a knee during the Pledge of Allegiance, and showing a willingness to be of service to others.

Tue
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It Is Up To You

If you have been one of the Cordell residents who has voiced a complaint about how the city is run, then you should also be one of the residents who votes in the election scheduled to be held on Tuesday, November 6.

There are a number of state wide races on the ballot, as well as some that are for Washita County offices, but there is a big question on the ballot that directly affects Cordell.

 

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Trick Or Treat Night Is October 31

Ghosts, goblins and ghouls will be seen on the streets of Cordell on Wednesday, October 31, the night officially recognized for Trick or Treat.

According to Cordell Police Chief Brandon Rogers, Trick or Treat will begin at dusk and run until 10 p.m.

 

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Washita County Hosts CODA Meeting

On Tuesday, September 25, 2018, Washita County hosted the Southwest District County Officers and Deputies Association (CODA) Meeting.

Held at the Washita County Activity Center, it was the first time the meeting has been hosted by Washita County since 1996.

 

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CHS Blue Devils Tripped Up By Hobart Bearcats

The Cordell Blue Devils will look to get back on track to securing the final playoff spot in District A-2 this Friday night against the Hollis Tigers.

It was a game worth forgetting last Thursday night in Cordell as the Hobart Bearcats rolled to a 39-14 win over the Blue Devils.

 

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