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James Donald Reeder Sr.

James Donald Reeder Sr. was born May 26, 1932 in Clinton, Oklahoma to Lena Ruth (Pruitt) and Edward Foster Reeder. He passed away June 09, 2018 at Norman

 

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Holly Lynn Holman

Holly Lynn Holman was born January 5th, 1973 in Hobart, Oklahoma. She passed away June 6th, 2018 in Anadarko, Oklahoma. Holly was the youngest of three children born to Billy Ray and Rosetta Holman. She was several years younger than her siblings and soon earned the titled “Spoiled” by all. Holly was a very sweet and mischievous child. She loved being the center of attention and could always wrap everyone around her little finger. Animals was one of Holly’s greatest passions. She could always be seen carrying around a puppy from her Dad’s kennels. She worked with her dad helping him at the kennels off and on during her life. She had a cat named Max that she adored. She became ill and wasn’t able to care for him any longer and worried about him until she found a good home and was loved as she loved him. Holly enjoyed bead work and spent many hours making key chains and jewelry. The bead work was a source of peace and tranquility for her.

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Clifford Sanders

Cordell native Clifford H. (Bud) Sanders 94, died June 2nd, in his home in Denver, Colorado, surrounded by his family. Following his graduation from Cordell High School, he served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War, in India, China and Burma, ‘flying the hump”. After his honorable discharge, he graduated from Oklahoma State University with a BA and MA. He then taught and coached at Adams High School in the 1950’s. Moving to Denver, he taught in the Denver Public School System and served as an assistant principal, retiring in the early 1980’s. He frequently attended Cordell High School class reunions. He is survived by his daughter Terry Crowther and her husband Sam, of Laguna Niguel, California; sister-in-law Margaret Duggins; brother-in-law Bill Cox; and several nieces and nephews.

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Melinda Lou Moore

Melinda Lou Moore was born August 15, 1937, in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Ella and Clarence Jensen and passed away April 27, 2018 in the Jennie Edmundson Hospital, Council Bluffs, Iowa at the age of 80 years, 8 months, and 12 days. A Celebration of Life will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018 at the Union-Hatchett Cemetery in Bessie, OK with officiant Donald K. Moore. Linda was raised in and around Council Bluffs and attended the Iowa School for the Deaf. When she was 25 years old, she went to Burns Flat to visit her cousin. Linda was introduced to the man she would marry. She married Jesse Leon Moore on June 17, 1962 in Elk City, OK and they lived in Council Bluffs, Iowa for a short time before moving back to Foss to make their home and raise their family. Linda was a homemaker, quilter, loved to crochet, and was devoted to her family. Linda moved to Buckeye, Arizona in 2007 to be near her oldest daughter, Candy McCain.

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Tiffani Amber Patterson

Tiffani Amber Patterson, 26, of Cordell, Oklahoma passed away unexpectedly on June 2nd, 2018 at her home. She was born on December 12th, 1991 to Glenn Brown and Stacey (Maynard) Cox in Sayre, Oklahoma. Tiffani grew up and attended school in Sayre, Oklahoma. After high school she worked at the North Fork Prison as a Correctional Officer. She met the love of her life Preston Patterson and they were married August 21, 2015 in Weatherford, Oklahoma and the couple made their home in Cordell, Oklahoma. Tiffani was a member of the First Baptist Church in Dill City, loved reading, painting and arts and crafts. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

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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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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.

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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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