Washita County, OK

Cupcakes and Cloverbuds

The Washita County 4-H Cloverbuds handed out free cupcakes May 4th to help support The Paper Clover Campaign at Tractor Supply. A little backstory about the Paper Clover Campaign: Tractor Supply proudly began its partnership with 4-H in 2010 and have since helped raise over $14 million through the Paper Clover fundraisers. The success of these campaigns has impacted over 69,000 students by providing them with hands-on learning experiences through projects in STEM, agriculture, healthy living, and civic engagement. 100% of funds raised through the two Paper Clover fundraisers directly benefit 4-H and the kids and teens they work with - 90% of donations directly support 4-H youth in the state it was raised, and the remaining 10% supports national 4-H programming. The Spring Paper Clover campaign runs: 4/27/22 — 5/8/22 and the Fall Paper Clover campaign runs: 10/5/22 — 10/16/22.
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Washita County NSDAR News

The April 11, 2022 Washita Chapter NSDAR meeting was opened by the Regent Carol Batterton and assisted by the Chaplain Virginia Reid. The group participated in the American Creed led by Kathryn Harrison; the Pledge of Allegiance led by Kay Hagerman; Preamble to the Constitution by Phillys Stevenson; Oklahoma Flag Salute by Robetha Farris; Barbara O’Neill accompanied the group in the singing of a patriotic song.

First Alert Forecast: Fire Danger, Warm Temperatures & Strong to Severe Storms | 4/29AM

LAWTON, Okla. (KSWO) - To put it simple, today will be breezy and warm. Despite limited sunshine today, highs this afternoon will rise into the mid 80s east to upper 90s west. South winds 15 to 25mph with gusts into the 40s. A Wind Advisory is in place for Caddo, Grady, Kiowa, Harmon, Beckham and Washita counties from 12PM-8PM. These areas will likely see the highest wind gusts up to 45mph. With relative humidity as low as 5 percent, strong south winds and the unseasonably warm temperatures will create critical fire danger concerns during the afternoon hours. Simply do your part and avoid any/all activities that could create a spark or flame. A Red Flag Warning is in place for much of the area from 1PM-8PM.
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City Administrator - New Cordell

New Cordell is located in the county seat of Washita County, Oklahoma, and it lies along U.S. Route 183. The census population was 2,867 in 2000, 2,915 in 2010 and estimated at 2,734 in 2019. The selected candidate will perform responsible management, administrative, and professional duties as the chief executive...

Campaigns Develop in Western Oklahoma

Filing for offices throughout the state continued on Thursday. As of Thursday afternoon a race has developed in Beckham County for the county assessor position. Jonathan Beck has filed for the seat. Kayla York declared her intention to run for the seat on Wednesday. In Washita County there will be...

Harper Vet Services gearing up for big things ahead

An exciting relocation and expansion process is underway for Harper Veterinary Services. Harper Vet is currently located in Cordell at 120 S College St, but will soon move to 1209 N Glenn English St. However, their large animal facility, east of town, will remain at its current location. Harper Vet...

Candidate filing period begins April 13th

Statewide election activity officially begins at 8 a.m., Wednesday, April 13th when the filing period opens, the Secretary of the Washita County Election Board Jennifer Barnette said. The filing period ends Friday, April 15th at 5 p.m. Candidates for state offices file with the Secretary of the State Election Board. Candidates of county offices file with the Secretary of the County Election Board.

Cordell Memorial Hospital

The 2022 Washita County/CMH Health Fair was a great event that provided resources to be healthy and get moving. There were over 200 drawings and poetry that was submitted by each of the schools in Washita County. The winners were announced and those that attended Saturday received their award. The drawings and poetry will remain in the hallway at CMH for the month of April and the winners will be place in the front lobby for the year. Those that did not receive their award place contact CMH.

Cordell Beacon's Person of the Year

Chamber President Brooke Gatlin presents Judge Kelly with the Cordell Beacon Person of the Year award. Judge Christopher Kelly was selected as Person of the Year due to his longtime dedication to Washita County and the impact he has made on many people with whom he has interacted through the judicial system. Of particular note is the success of the Treatment Court program, which helps change the lives of its participants.

In Memory of Jerry Mooney

To meet Jerry was to love him. He was soft spoken, kindhearted and unassuming. Most importantly, to me, he was my friend. Not in that casual way that our world has grown accustomed to; a friendly “hello” in passing, no Jerry was my true friend, a brother-in-Christ, a confidant. My friendship with Jerry brought to my life an insight into living life to the fullest that I didn’t know I was lacking. This fact was made more remarkable when you know that Jerry and I met while he was in jail serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole. You see, Jerry had spent nearly 30 of his 45 years on this earth in jail. In my four years as the Chaplain at the Washita County Jail, I have seen many men come and go and come again, but Jerry was different. His years behind bars had not hardened him. He did not try to convince me of his innocence. He made no excuses for why he was serving time. But Jerry did not waste his life behind bars. “Life is a mental game,” he would say, “and the Bible tells us that we are transformed by the renewing of our mind.” Jerry spent his days helping others understand that time behind bars did not mean life was over. Jerry was able to find a life that most of us could never understand. A life that was grounded deeply in God and God’s love for him. He spent his days helping others come to the same realization. Jerry wasn’t bitter or angry or entitled. He was a kind man who loved people and loved God and he was content to do both wherever he was until the day he died. Jerry wasn’t just a murderer serving a life sentence, he was a child of God, awaiting a court decision to see if he would have the possibility of freedom. But now, Jerry’s ultimate judge, God, has freed him, from the bars that held him physically captive. Jerry Mooney, thank you for your life, your friendship, your love. I am better off for having known you and I look forward to seeing you again on the streets of Glory.

A Message from Melinda Laird, CEO/CNO

Cordell Memorial Hospital is excited to bring the Washita County Health Fair to you this spring. On March 31 through April 2 there will be many events at the hospital and at the Washita County Activity Center. The events will help you start healthy habits, teach you some healthy cooking demonstrations and have fun for the whole family.


3/24: Cordell Public Library Adult Paint Night 7 pm Register at Go to Events tab. 3/26: Cordell Band Mattress Fundraiser 10 am-5 pm at the Washita County Activity Center. 3/27: Scout Troop 315 Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser 11:30 am - 2 pm at the Washita County Activity Center. 3/28:...

Early voting begins next Thursday for April 5th election

Early voting begins Thursday March 31st 2022 for voters in Washita County. Voters who will not be able to make it to the polls on Election Day, have the option of voting early at their County Election Board. Washita County Election Board Secretary, Ashton Hymer, said early voting is open...

Voting Tips from the Washita County Election Board

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5th 2022, for the Burns Flat-Dill city School Special Bond Issue Election. Washita County Election Board Secretary, Assistant Ashton Hymer, offers these important tips to voters—especially those who will be casting a ballot for the first time.