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Ledbetter Receives Patriot Award

Cordell’s nurses exemplify service.

Kay Ledbetter, Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) at Cordell Memorial Hospital (CMH), was recently honored by the office of the United States Secretary of Defense with the Patriot Award.

The Patriot Award reflects the efforts made to support citizen warriors in the Guard and Reserve through a wide-range of measures including flexible schedules, time off prior to and after deployment, caring for families and granting leaves of absence if needed.

Ledbetter, who makes the CMH nurse schedule, was nominated for the award by fellow Cordell Memorial Hospital LPN Laurie Walton.

Walton serves in the National Guard and has been deployed several times recently.

“Laurie wanted to recognize Kay for accommodating her Guard training and deployments,” said Cordell Memorial Hospital CEO Landon Hise.

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Second Annual Fun Run Draws 62 Participants

A perfect fall morning greeted the 62 participants in the Second Annual Cordell Fun Run held at the Crooked Creek Golf Course on Saturday, September 23, 2017.

“There were several more divisions added this year,” commented Cordell Cross Country Head Coach Jana Rogers.

Winning in the Fourth Grade and Under One Mile Run was Kreed Rogers with a time of 9:16.49. Jeremy Fagan finished in second place with a time of 10:35.04, and Aiden Willard took third in 12:06.16.

Hannah Nance finished in first place in the Fifth and Sixth Grade Girls One Mile Run with a time of 11.02.35 and Kaityn Babek took second with a time of 11:21.05.

In the Fifth and Sixth Grade Boys One Mile Run, Gage Miller took the top spot with a time of 8:28.32. Blane Miller claimed second place with a time of 9:18.65 and Brayden Walker finished third with a time of 10:37.35.

Kray Rogers finished in first place in the Fifth and Sixth 5k run, with a time of 23:03.99.

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Cordell Junior High Vs. Apache

Cordell Junior High Vs. Apache

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Cordell Junior High Football Action

Cordell Junior High Football Action

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Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior,

What exercises are best suited for seniors with arthritis? I have osteoarthritis in my neck, back, hip and knee and have read that exercises can help ease the pain and stiffness, but I don’t know where to start, and I certainly don’t want to aggravate it.

Stiff and Achy Dear Stiff,

Many people who have arthritis believe that exercise will worsen their condition, but that’s not true. Exercise is actually one of the best treatments for osteoarthritis.

Proper and careful exercises can help reduce joint pain and stiffness, strengthen muscles around the joints and increase flexibility. It also helps manage other chronic conditions that are common among seniors with arthritis, such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Here are some tips to help you get started.

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A Word From The Superintendent

On Monday, September 25, our State Legislators will convene into special session. The special session is necessary due to the ruling of the State Supreme Court which found that the revenue which was approved by the legislature was unconstitutional.

It is estimated that 215 million dollars in revenue will be lost due to the ruling of the state’s high court on the cigarette tax. The loss of that revenue has led to the Governor calling for the special session. If a solution is not agreed upon during the special session, deeper cuts in state agencies will be the result. This means more cuts to public education, higher education as well as the Department of Human Services.

Oklahoma has experienced some very tough budgets in the past few years. The decline in the economy along with tax breaks and tax cuts have left us facing continued budget shortfalls. All state agencies have faced reduced budgets and simply can’t handle much more in the way of budget cuts.

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Around Town

Look who we caught at MidFirst Bank…Donna Goeringer (front), back, from left to right, Virginia Jackson-Vega, Tammy Reese and Kent Sawyer. Who will we catch Around Town next week?

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Let The Feud Begin Around Town

Who knew it could be so much fun being part of a feud?

Cordell’s Berry family found out first hand this past April when they traveled to Atlanta to play “Family Feud” on television.

Their segment of the show will be aired on Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 6 p.m. local time on KOCB CW34 (Cable One channel 11, Dish channel 34, DirecTV channel 34).

Penny Berry said the family’s “Feud” adventure actually began when Straw was hospitalized for 26 days following a bad car wreck.

“We were looking for something to keep Straw entertained and in a happy frame of mind,” Penny explained. “What we found was Family Feud. We would play along and laugh. It was very therapeutic for us.”

During the time the family was at the hospital, daughter Jamie Allen noticed the game show was going to hold an audition in Oklahoma City.

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Council Votes To Retain Current EMS Service

After hearing a lengthy committee report by council representative Darryl Anthony and a brief presentation by committee member Charlie Greene, the council voted unanimously to keep the Cordell ambulance service as it is now operated.

The vote came at the meeting of the council on Monday, September 18, 2017.

Anthony’s report followed two committee meetings, one on August 20 and another on August 28.

Other committee members included council representatives Loretta Waddell and Vona Hicks and Cordell Memorial Hospital (CMH) administrator Landon Hise.

Greene, former CMH administrator and 25-year EMT, said he had reviewed the proposal by Miller EMS and he advised he did not think going with Miller was a good idea.

Anthony’s report indicated it would be costly to the City to accept Miller’s proposal, which would probably require an increase in the ambulance fee of approximately $3.25 a month to a total of $9.75 per month.

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CHS Cross Country at OBU 9-16-17

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