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State Champions

The Cordell High School Blue Devil Track Team took the 2018 2A State Championship on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

 

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Brown Is State Runner Up

Two good rounds of golf at the State Championship on Wednesday and Thursday, May 2 and 3, had Cordell Lady Blue Devil Megan Brown finishing as the State Runner Up.

Megan had rounds of 82 and 79, finishing back by only 2 strokes.

 

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House Report

By State Representative Todd Russ

Despite what at times became a tumultuous legislative session, lawmakers were able to accomplish quite a number of things that will benefit residents of our great state.

First, and foremost is a state budget that restores services for Oklahoma residents. After years of a recession that forced revenue failures and cuts to agency services, this year we were able to increase funding in many key areas, including education, public health and mental health care, human services, public safety and transportation.

On top of the list was education. The governor this week signed the $7.6 billion state budget that appropriates $2.9 billion to K-12 public schools. Money is dedicated to average teacher pay raises of $6,100; support staff pay raises of $1,250 and about $50 million more to go to classrooms and textbooks.

Tue
08
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Home Country

By Slim Randles

Our pal Doc is a genius. Just take the other day, and all of us were gathered up and coffee’d at the Mule Barn truck stop coffee shop and world dilemma think tank, and ol’ Doc just proved it again.

Steve noticed them first, the young couple who had just pulled into a parking space outside the “efaC” window. From the outside, it reads “Café.”

“Say,” said Steve, “isn’t that Bobby and Carol Ann?”

“Yep,” said Jimmy, “and if I ain’t mistaken, there’s three of ‘em today.”

 

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Robert Joe Nickel

Robert “Bob” Nickel, of Cordell, Oklahoma entered his Heavenly home on April 4, 2018 at the age of 74. Bob’s service was at 10:00 am, Monday April 9 at Herold Mennonite Church in Bessie, Oklahoma with Reverend R. B. Mathis Officiating. Bob was born in Clinton, Oklahoma on January 11, 1944 to Edwin and Darlene Nickel of Cordell, Oklahoma and grew up on the farm outside of Bessie. He attended school in Flynn, Cordell and Oklahoma Bible Academy in Meno. Bob was in the United States Air Force stationed at Chanute Air Force Base in Illinois and served in the Air National Guard in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Bob married Vickie Maddox on May 10, 1968. They would have celebrated their 50 anniversary this year. He farmed in the Bessie area before obtaining a job with Glasscock Motors in Cordell and later went to work as Assistant Administrator at Clinton Regional Hospital in Clinton. For many years he was self employed as a Computer Programmer, writing software for veterinarians and hospitals.

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Thomas Earl Crider

Thomas E. Crider 86-yearold resident of Choctaw, Oklahoma, passed away April 1, 2018 in Midwest City, Oklahoma. Born June 12, 1931 in Cordell, Oklahoma, he was the son of Hugh Tom Crider and Agnes Lorene (Ward) Crider. Tom was a longtime employee at Tinker Air Force Base working in data automation. He loved doing yard work, being outdoors, bird watching, and his dogs. He would take in any stray that came to his home and soon it was his dog. Tom proudly served his country, serving in both the Navy and the Air Force. He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Christy Mead; two grandchildren, Jackie and Michael Richardson; one sister, Jackie Ayres; and one brother, Ted Crider.

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Judith Ann Boggs

Judith Ann Colclasure was born November 14th, 1944 in Cordell, Oklahoma in the Old Florence Hospital to Clarence and Tressa (Ward) Colclasure. She went to her eternal reward Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 at her home in Cordell at the age of 73 years, 5 months and 17 days. Judy did all of her public schooling in Cordell, graduating from high school in 1963. After high school Judy attended Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford. Judy spent most of her working life at the Washita County Court House as the Court Clerk, where she served faithfully for many years. After retirement, Judy became a full-time yard dresser, and not only her own yard , but many of those up and down Crestview that looked like they might need a little attention. Judy will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Judy was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother James.

Tue
27
Feb
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Are You Strong, Bold And Fearless?

Oklahoma Blood Institute (OBI) is looking for local heroes who are strong, bold, and fearless to help save the lives of their fellow Oklahomans.

Two blood drives are scheduled for next week in Washita County.

 

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Commissioners Release County Employee Salaries

In compliance with Oklahoma State Statute, the Washita County Commissioners released a complete report for all county employees reflecting the gross salary of each.

The figures released are:

*Anderson, Brandon

 

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Career Tech Trains World Class Workforce

CareerTech Education Month once again finds Oklahoma CareerTech focusing on powering Oklahoma’s economy by developing a worldclass workforce in Oklahoma.

“Helping students discover careers they love and helping them learn the skills they need to enter those careers is vital to developing Oklahoma’s economy -- as is providing employees with the skills that business and industry need now and will need in the future,” said Marcie Mack, Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education state director.

 

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