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Michael William Tate

Michael William Tate passed away at the age of 61 on June 5, 2018, after fighting a long battle with ALS. Mike was born in San Antonio, Texas to Joe and Lola Tate. He made his home in Dill City, Oklahoma until 1971 when he moved to South Carolina. Prior to his passing he had moved back to Oklahoma and worked in the oil field until being diagnosed with ALS. Mike had a love for Harley’s and had some beautiful bikes that he had built from scraps, from which he won several trophies over the years. His sense of humor will be missed. He had a look and quick wit that kept all who knew him laughing. Prior to his passing he took the Lord Jesus as his savior. He is survived by his Dad Joe of Marlow, his brother Eddie and wife Brenda of Weatherford and a host of nieces and nephews.

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12
Jun
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Eva Ruth Holman

Ruth Holman, 88, of Cordell, Oklahoma, passed away peacefully with family by her side on June 9th, 2018 in Cordell, Oklahoma. Ruth was born on March 8th, 1930 to John Lucius and Willie Marie (Cunningham) Holman near Rocky, Oklahoma. She grew up and attended school in Rocky, after school Ruth helped on the family farm. She loved music, especially singing with her sisters Sally and Glenda. Ruth loved being in her flower beds with her flowers, and enjoyed the presence of little children. Ruth was a faithful member of The Church of the First Born for her entire life, and will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She is survived by two Sisters, Twilla Peace of Cordell, Oklahoma and Sally Shaffer of Cordell, Oklahoma; two Brother- in-laws, Troy Fite of Cordell, Oklahoma and Lee Roy Peace of Cordell, Oklahoma and a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Tue
15
May
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Holt Farm Receives Centennial Designation

The Gibson Holt farm in the vicinity of Cloud Chief was recently designated as an Oklahoma Centennial Farm.

Members of the Holt family have grown wheat and raised cattle since grandfather Gibson Holt settled the land in 1917.

In 1899, Noah Gibson “Gib” Holt moved with his young wife, Josephine, to Cloud Chief, which was then Indian Territory.

He and “Josie” traveled in a covered wagon which contained all of their possessions. They had some cattle and horses with them as well.

 

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Chauncey And Morley Win Beacon Booster Page Scholarships

At the Cordell High School Awards Assembly held on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, seniors Chris Chauncey and Morgan Morley received The Cordell Beacon Booster Page Scholarships.

The scholarships are funded by individual and business sponsorships of the Booster Page which is published every week during the school year.

“Each year, individuals and businesses help sponsor the Booster Page,” explained Zonelle Rainbolt, editor. “Not only do those sponsorships allow us to publish photos each week of students participating in extracurricular activities, but a portion is also designated to be used for the scholarships.”

 

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Cordell High School Graduates Class of 2018

In a moving ceremony held on Monday, May 14, 2018, Cordell High School seniors, faculty, administration and staff participated in Commencement exercises.

Dr. Sherri Pankhurst played the piano as the graduating seniors entered and exited the auditorium and Brad Overton gave the welcome.

Rhett Putman led everyone in the Flag Salute, which was followed by Justin Hamlett providing a special musical entertainment.

 

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OSU Awards Scholarships To County Students

Two Washita County students were honored by Oklahoma State University (OSU) at the recent College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources Scholarships (CASNR) and Awards Banquet.

The 2018-2019 scholarship recipients were:

•Kelsey Briggs from Foss, Oklahoma, who was awarded the Leon Williams Scholarship.

•Lilly Schneberger from Canute, Oklahoma, who was awarded the Leon Williams Scholarship.

 

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Tue
15
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House Report

By State Representative Todd Russ

One of the recipients of the Fiscal Year 2019 state budget that has not gotten much fanfare but that deserves some recognition is the Department of Libraries. The department will get an additional $125,328 over Fiscal Year 2018. In all, the Department of Libraries will receive $4.483 million for the coming fiscal year.

The Department of Libraries serves as the official State Library of Oklahoma. It is responsible for providing information and records management services to state officials and employees as well as for assisting public library development throughout the state.

Department of Libraries funding falls under the category of education in the appropriations bill the Legislature passes each year. As chairman of the House Appropriations & Budget Subcommittee on Education, I fought for and helped secure this increase in funding for state libraries.

 

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15
May
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Home Country

By Slim Randles

When Dewey and Emily walked into the Mule Barn the other day, they were greeted with applause and whistles. Emily blushed and Dewey took a bow, almost hitting the coffee pot Loretta was carrying.

“I hear you two really fell for each other,” Doc said. “And the way I hear it, many times.”

“That’s right, Doc, I finally cornered him and we’re planning a wedding,” Emily said.

Emily is a brave soul, taking for a husband the most accident prone human being since Wrong Way Corrigan.

 

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Betty Louise Young Sutton

Betty Louise Young Sutton was born on the 6th of July 1944 in Ft. Smith Arkansas. Her parents, Stanley and Lorene Young, and her younger sister Sue Young McLerran lived in several places in Oklahoma and Texas as Stanley was a bridge contractor. However, much of Betty’s youth and teenage years were spent in Dill City where she enjoyed working in the family-owned Cotton’s Café and playing basketball. Betty graduated in 1962 from Dill City High School and was married to Jerry Sutton who was serving in the US Air Force at Clinton- Sherman Air Force Base in Burns Flat. Over the years, Betty lived in numerous places around the world including returns to Dill City, Burns Flat, and Cordell. She and Jerry had two sons, Eddie and Mauri Sutton. In 1985 she moved to Mesa, Arizona where she remained for 33 years.

Tue
08
May
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Cordell Council Votes To Change Police Chief/City Marshal Ordinance

In what would seem to be in direct opposition of the will of many, if not most, Cordell residents, their elected representatives voted Monday night to change the ordinance concerning the Cordell Police Chief and City Marshal positions.

Before the vote at the May 7, 2018, meeting, City Code 1-7-1-4-B stated the individual who was elected as City Marshal would also serve as the Police Chief.

The new Ordinance states the individual elected “may” serve as the Chief of Police.

He must first, however, be appointed by the mayor and confirmed by the City Council.

Mayor Bob Plummer has been actively pursuing such a change since shortly after his election.

 

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