Cordell man dies after Hwy. 152 wreck
A Cordell man died Tuesday from injuries he sustained in a wreck west of Cordell on State Highway 152 Monday.
According to a report issued by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident occurred when a 2007 Chevrolet Impala, driven by Christina Payne, 17, of Cordell was stopped in the westbound lane of Hwy. 152 attempting to turn south into a private driveway. While the Impala was stopped, it was hit from behind by a 2012 Nissan Maxima, driven by Clifford Corbin, 63, who was driving west. The Impala departed the road to the left, coming to rest in the south ditch. The Maxima kept going west before leaving the road to the left and also hitting the ditch on the south side of the road.
Payne was treated and released. A passenger in the Impala, 45-year-old Jimmy Payne of Cordell, was also treated and released.
Corbin was taken to Cordell Hospital, then flown to OU Medical Center with head and trunk internal injuries. He later died from injuries sustained in the collision.
Seatbelts were in use in both vehicles. The cause of the collision was listed as inattention.
The OHP was assisted by the Washita County Sheriff’s Office, the Cordell Police Department and Cordell EMS.
Christmas basket fundraiser continuing
Elk City Ministerial Alliance Christmas Basket fundraiser is in full swing and donations are being accepted for this season’s supply of baskets. As in years past, moneys will be accepted at The Elk City Daily News.
Committee Chair Rev. Brent Gifford said the committee needs to collect between $15,000 and $20,000 to cover all the baskets to be delivered on Dec. 21.
So far this season, only $2,125 has been received.
Donations can be made at The Daily News office or mailed to Christmas Basket Fund, c/o The Elk City Daily News, 206 W. Broadway, Elk City, OK 73644.
“We did 350+ baskets last year, not including the walk-in requests,” Gifford said. “We will buy food this year for 400.”
Gifford said the Christmas Basket fundraiser is not a church outreach but an annual example of the community pulling together to help others.
“The people involved donate their time and effort to help the community,” he said.
The basket fund began during the late 1920s when the late Paul R. Wade, saw a need in the community.
Year after year, the need has grown Gifford said.
The funds come from the generosity of residents who bring donations to the Daily News. No direct solicitations are made.
A telephone committee made up of volunteers for local churches will take calls Dec. 9 to Dec. 13. Volunteers at the phones will be members from area churches
To turn in names of families or apply for a basket, call 225-0373 during that week only. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Following the receipt of the names, the recipient committee will meet and data processing will be completed.
Committees and leaders are food purchasing, Kandi Burge, treasurer; Norma Warnke; gathering boxes, Maxine Jackson; phone-a-thon and data processing, Joyce Twyman; donations, Elizabeth Wade Perkinson; recipient review, Maxine Jackson, Kathy Bell and Rev. Brent ......
Mustang chances still available
There are only about 75 chances remaining for the 2014 Ford Mustang set to be given away the second weekend in December by the Elk City Rotary Club at Christmas in the Park.
For a $100 contribution to the Elk City Rotary Club, anyone over 21-years-old has a chance to win the 2014 Mustang in the give away.
The donation supports Rotary Park, Meals on Wheels, the Education Foundation and local scholarship programs. The total number of chances for the Mustang is limited to 150.
To make a contribution and receive a chance to win the car, visit Barber-Dyson Ford, Rocky Andreson at Western Oklahoma Insurance, Shonda Currell at Currell’s Do-It Center or Basil Weatherly at the Route 66 Museum. Tickets can also be purchased by contacting any Rotary Club member.