Columns/Opinions

Tue
30
Sep

House Report

State alcohol policies are increasingly challenged in efforts to “modernize” Oklahoma. Just recently my local grocery store started selling beer for the first time in the history of our little town. I am aware that there are some arguments for increased ease of access to alcohol. But when I weigh them against the many cons of laxer alcohol policies, it seems certain that good laws are the best protection Oklahomans have against the darker nature of alcohol.
 
Tue
23
Sep

A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton.
 
I am really looking forward to starting the building projects that our community recently approved through the bond election. In my article I would like to provide you with a tentative timeline as well as update you on some other parts of the project. As you know, the bond issue approved the building of a classroom addition as well as a new field house. The process from now until the start of construction is tedious; there are several steps along the way.

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Tue
23
Sep

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker.
 
How does Indonesia, the country with the largest population of Muslims in the world, produce fewer Islamic State (ISIS) fighters than the United States, a country with about one-hundredth of Indonesia’s Muslim population?

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Tue
16
Sep

Washita Refuge Waterfowl Hunt Dates Set

Washita National Wildlife Refuge, located west of Butler, Oklahoma, on the upper end of Foss Reservoir, will host limited public hunting for geese and sandhill cranes during the 2014-2015 season. This public hunt has been offered on the refuge since 1982, and is one of the premier public waterfowl hunts in the state. Two hundred seventeen hunters bagged 98 geese during the refuge hunts last season, a decrease in overall hunter success from previous years.
 
Tue
16
Sep

Oklahoma Forestry Services Conducting Forest Inventory

What type of forest or woodlands is present in Caddo, Cotton, Grady, Kiowa, Pontotoc and Washita counties? What tree species are there? Is our forest healthy? These and many other questions will be answered as a Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) crew from Oklahoma Forestry Services begins collecting data on plots in these Oklahoma counties.
 
Tue
09
Sep

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker.
 
Journalism can be a thankless job, which is why it means so much to me when people approach me to tell me they appreciate my work. That’s happened quite a bit lately, and I wanted to thank all of those people who read what I write and appreciate it. That’s why I do this.

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Tue
09
Sep

A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton.
 
With students and teachers back into the “school routine,” it feels like we are in the middle of the school year. There is a lot of activity at the school, and I would like to highlight some of what is taking place. First, I would like to remind all parents and guardians of the parent teacher conferences that will take place this week.

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Tue
02
Sep

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker.
 
One of the privileges of my job is that I get to see first hand the work that goes in to what football fans will see this Friday night. When Cordell, Burns Flat and Corn Bible Academy take the field, the boys that take the field will be different from what they were just a few short weeks ago.
 

 

Wed
27
Aug

Washita County Museum News

The Washita County Historical Society’s board of directors met for their quarterly board meeting Thursday, August 14, at the Washita County  Museum. The members present were Landon Jones, Lonnie Yearwood, Wayne Boothe, Bill Johnson, Lavern Berry, Sherri Goeringer, Leroy Jones, and Glenda Taylor     
 
Tue
19
Aug

Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I run a community counseling program for needy families and am frustrated that so few eligible seniors take advantage of the food stamp program. Can you write a column on this to help educate seniors to this underutilized benefit?
Reaching Out
Dear Reaching, It’s hard to imagine that a government program serving more than 46 million Americans each month is considered severely underutilized. But that’s the reality of the federal Food Stamp Program when it comes to serving seniors.
 

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