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A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton

I would like to take this opportunity to share some information on some of the testing data for Cordell Schools. The data that I would like to share is from the ACT results of our high school seniors from last year.

The ACT test is used by colleges and universities to determine college readiness. Scoring well does not insure success in college, but I do believe that the results of the ACT help us to determine which areas of our curriculum that we need to focus on.

The first point of reference for these results comes from all of the graduating seniors from last year that took the ACT test.

 

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03
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Christopher Landers, Sr.

Funeral Services for Christopher Landers, Sr., 41, Clinton resident was held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, October 2, 2017, in the First Baptist Church of Clinton, officiated by Pastor David Corley, under the direction of the Kiesau-Lee Funeral Home. By a prior request of Christopher, his body will be cremated following funeral services. Christopher Michael Landers, Sr. was born on July 14, 1976, to Mary (Williams) Landers- Allison and Mark Landers in Clinton, Oklahoma, and passed away Tuesday, September 26, 2017, in Cordell, Oklahoma. Christopher or “Bubba”, as he was known by family, was raised and attended school in Clinton. He has been employed by Hamblin Electric and most recently he was employed by the City of Cordell, as an electrical lineman. He also did home remodeling, as well as collecting junk iron and metals.

Wed
27
Sep
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Mary Ward

Mary Virginia Adams Ward was born at Burns Flat (Washita County), Oklahoma, to John and Lenora (Morgan) Adams and was the youngest of nine children.

She was educated in Oklahoma. After college, Mary was employed by the Federal Government and retired from the Naval Engineering Command in Washington, D.C. During her career with the government, she received many awards and promotions in recognition of her work.

Mary enjoyed her friends and associates gained during employment with the government. She was a people person.

Mary was a member of Easter Star, St. John's Methodist Church, National Association for Female Executives, International Association of Turtles, Inc., Red Hatters, and Cosmopolitan Club.

Her hobbies included bridge, reading, dancing, travelling, gardening, interior decorating, and cooking/entertaining.

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27
Sep
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Joyce Carroll

Joyce Lee Carroll went to be with her Lord and Savior on September 23, 2017, after a lengthy battle with Alzheimers.

She was born on December 15, 1929, in Gotebo, Oklahoma, to Lee and Rena Barton.

Joyce married the love of her life, Glen Carroll, on August 22, 1945.

Throughout her life she served the Lord and faithfully served in the many roles of being a pastor's wife. Her special love was teaching little children about Jesus.

She was a loving and caring mother to her three children and worked outside the home to help support her family. Many of those years were spent working in the catalog department at JCPenney. She always had a smile and hug for everyone.

She delighted in pampering her grandchildren. All of whom remember grandma's candy drawer and the special treat of breakfast with grandma: Pepsi and Honey Buns.

Wed
27
Sep
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Rosemary Spalding

Rosemary Spalding passed away peacefully on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at the age of 88. She was born in Cordell, Oklahoma, to Robert Gregory and Nora (Standerfer) Knie on August 8, 1929.

She graduated Cordell High School in 1947, and attended Southwestern State College where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Education.

Rosemary taught school in Rocky. During that time, she met the love of her life, Charles R. (Bob) Spalding. They were married October 4, 1952, at the First Baptist Church in Cordell.

In the early years of their marriage, Rosemary and Bob lived in Ardmore, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oklahoma City, with Bob’s job at Standard Oil. They returned home to Cordell in 1966, where they raised their two sons.

Rosemary was a homemaker, but was also involved with Knie Spalding Insurance and Real Estate, and the family farming operation.

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27
Sep
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Dr. Emery Suderman

A Celebration of Life Service for Dr. Emery L. Suderman of Enid, was held at 2:00 p.m., on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, in the Bible Mennonite Brethren Church, Cordell, Oklahoma, with Reverend Kevin Creed officiating. Burial followed in the Bible Mennonite Brethren Church Cemetery, under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Dr. Emery L. Suderman, D.O., 81, known to friends and patients simply as “Dr. Emery”, died on September 22, 2017, in Enid, Oklahoma.

Emery was born to Leonard and Christine (Epp) Suderman on October 7, 1935, in Mountain Lake, Minnesota. He was the youngest of four boys.

He graduated from Mountain Lake High School in 1953. Emery’s high school basketball team played in the Minnesota state championship game his senior year.

He also played basketball at Tabor College in Hillsboro, Kansas, and completed his undergraduate degree in pre-medicine in 1957.

He was married to Inez Javorsky in Bessie, Oklahoma, on July 29, 1960.

Wed
27
Sep
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Savvy Senior

– By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

I think I’m paying too much for the medications I take. I have a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan and my out-of-pocket spending is over $4,000 thus far in 2017. When and how can I change my Medicare drug plan?

Inquiring Carol

Dear Carol,

You can change your Part D prescription drug plan during Medicare’s open enrollment period, which runs from October 15 through December 7. During this time, beneficiaries can switch drug plans or join a drug plan if you didn’t have one before. They can also switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan, or vice versa if they wish. Any changes to coverage will take effect January 1, 2018.

In September, you should also keep your eyes peeled for your “annual notice of change” from your drug plan. It will outline any changes in coverage, costs or service that will take effect in January.

Wed
27
Sep
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House Report

By State Representative Todd Russ

As I send this, the Legislature is convening for special session. There are several plans on the table to help fill the $215 million budget hole left by the Oklahoma Supreme Court’s ruling in August that overturned the Smoking Cessation Act of 2017.

The act would have tacked $1.50 onto a pack of cigarettes with the money going to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority, the Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and the Department of Human Services.

Without these funds, these three healthcare agencies will have to reshuffle their budgets, and important services are at risk.

The speaker of the House has announced a plan to bring another vote on the cigarette tax to the floor.

A significant detail to note is that the majority Republican caucus does not have enough members to pass a tax increase without votes from the minority Democrats.

Wed
27
Sep
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Most Communities See Increase In Sales Tax Collections

Cordell was one of only three communities who did not see an increase in sales tax collections in September, 2017, as compared to the time period in 2016.

The tax receipts from July business were distributed in September.

Cordell collected over $9,000 less in sales tax compared to the amount in 2016. Colony and Corn collected marginally less than the 2016 numbers.

Sales tax collections jumped over $1,700 in Burns Flat and nearly $1,700 in Canute. Foss saw a nearly $2,000 increase and Sentinel’s sales tax collection shot up nearly $6,000.

Use Tax receipts in Cordell were over $3,600 more in 2017, making the City’s net loss just over $5,600.

Unpredictable Use Tax collections showed an increase in every County community except Dill City and a marked increase in Cordell.

The unpredictability of the Use Tax collections slammed Dill City, with their distributed amount dropping from nearly $6,000 in 2016 to less than $300 in 2017.

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27
Sep
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Homecoming Will Be Friday

Homecoming festivities will be held in Cordell on Friday, September 29, 2017.

Kicking off the annual celebration will be a parade, scheduled to begin at 1 p.m.

The parade route will be the same as in previous years, entering Highway 152 from Linwood Street and traveling west, around the Courthouse Square from the south to the north.

A pep rally will be held on the east side of the Courthouse.

The coronation of the 2017 CHS Football Homecoming Queen will begin at 6:30 p.m. at Blue Devil Field and will be followed by a game against the Watonga Eagles.

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