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THE CORDELL BEACON
Cordell, Oklahoma
From Back Files of The Cordell Beacon
May 25, 1978
page 5-b

25 Years Ago

The Cordell Beacon for May 28, 1953 reported that Rilma Betche & Jack Richey were co-valedictorians of the 1953 senior class at Lake Valley High School.

Mrs. Jack Harper had been appointed chairman of the women's activities committee of the Washita County chapter of the National Foundation for infantile paralysis, stated E. N. Sasseen, co-chapter chairman. Mrs. Harper was also president of the Progressive Mothers club.

The Rev. Finley Reid returned to the Cordell Methodist Church as pastor for the second year with the assignment of pastorates at the west Oklahoma conference of the Methodist Church at Oklahoma City. Reid came to Cordell from Marlow.

Officers had been elected at a meeting of the Cordell Rebekah Lodge Monday night, May 25. They were Mrs. W. H. Maynard, noble grand; Mrs. Frank Medlin, lodge deputy; Mrs. Elva Rogers, drill captain; Mrs. J.J. Rainbolt, staff captain; & Mrs. Sam Downs, Representative to Rebekah assembly.

50 Years Ago

L. C. Smith, pioneer Washita County resident, had died at Hammon Friday, May 25, & funeral services had been held Sunday, May 27, at the Cordell Presbyterian Church.

Miss Winnie Tisdal had received her degree at the University of Oklahoma June 5 & was returning home with her parents Mr. & Mrs. C. T. Tisdal.

Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Molen, Mr. & Mrs. John Molen & daughter, Betty Boyce, Bonnie Ward & Jack & Hershel Carter, had left recently for a vacation in Carlsbad & Santa Fe, NM.

Dr. B. W. Baker, Leon Molen & W. W. Mote had been winners in the 3 classes of the Decoration Day golf tournament in Cordell, OK.

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