COVID-19 Weekly Update

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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to rise as the State of Oklahoma continues to move forward with Gov. Kevin Stitt’s plan to reopen the state’s economy. As of Monday, May 18, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 5,398 confirmed cases of the disease, an increase of 783 cases since Monday, May 11. The death toll has increased from 274 to 288 in the same time period. Washita County, after two false reports based upon errors in the addresses, experienced its first case during the past week. The patient reportedly resides in the western part of the county, with a Foss rural address.

Senator Brent Howard’s Legislative Session Notes

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We’re nearing the end of the legislative session. A budget agreement was reached and is awaiting Gov. Stitt’s approval. With everything going on, the budget turned out better than expected with minimal cuts to state agencies even though we’re facing a $1.3 billion budget shortfall in the upcoming fiscal year. The budget protects core state services like education and public safety.

Remembering May 2019: Where It Can Rain, It Can Flood

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One year ago, during the late hours of April 30 and the morning of May 1, 17 tornadoes struck Oklahoma. These storms carried 5 to 6 inches of rainfall and thousands of Oklahomans were devastated by flooding that resulted in more than $31 million in estimated losses and almost 6,000 flood claims reported.

Kent State, Jackson State, And The State

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On two days in May fifty years ago, American police and National Guard troops fired their weapons into crowds of anti-Vietnam-War protesters, killing six American students at two American state universities.

SWOSU Honor Roll Spring 2020

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Southwestern Oklahoma State University recently released its honor roll for the 2020 spring semester. Sixteen students from Washita County public high schools earned placement on the Dean’s Honor Roll for the semester, which requires completion of at least 12 semester hours of undergraduate work with a minimum 3.5 grade point average with no grade lower than a C.

COVID-19 Weekly Update

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The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 continues to rise as the State of Oklahoma continues to move forward with Gov. Kevin Stitt’s plan to reopen the state’s economy. As of Monday, May 18, the Oklahoma State Department of Health reports 5,398 confirmed cases of the disease, an increase of 783 cases since Monday, May 11. The death toll has increased from 274 to 288 in the same time period. Washita County, after two false reports based upon errors in the addresses, experienced its first case during the past week. The patient reportedly resides in the western part of the county, with a Foss rural address.

Weekly COVID-19 Update

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While most of the state’s businesses begin to reopen from the COVID-19 pandemic quarantine, the number of new confirmed cases and deaths continues to rise across Oklahoma.
Cordell Board of Education Awards Roofing Contract

Cordell Board of Education Awards Roofing Contract

The Cordell Public Schools Board of Education voted Tuesday evening, May 12, to approve a $24,985 contract with Brox Industries to repair the north section of the gymnasium roof. Superintendent Brad Overton recommended the board accept the Brox bid despite having a significantly lower bid from…

Saying Goodbye To The Face Of The Pride Of Cordell

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The 2020 school year was definitely one for surprises and adapting to new things for Cordell students, especially for the students of Cordell’s band programs. After 17 years and numerous awards and accolades, Cordell’s band director, Steve Smith, announced his departure from the program in a Zoom meeting with his students April 24, 2020.