Tue
15
May
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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
May
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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.

 

Tue
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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Tue
15
May
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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.

 

Tue
08
May
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Price Brings Home The Gold Again..And Again... And Again

Only a very few high school athletes know what it is like to be a State Champion.

Even fewer can claim to have won two State Championships. And only the very elite athletes have won more than, say, five State Championships.

Cordell’s Berkley Price, however, has - count them - 15 State Championships.

That is enough championship rings for every finger on both hands plus enough left over to wear one on every toe of one foot!

Price claimed the final three championships of her outstanding high school career at the 2018 State Track meet last week.

 

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Tue
08
May
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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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Tue
08
May
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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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Tue
08
May
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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
May
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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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