Columns/Opinions

Tue
16
Dec

MORE ABOUT OMAR BARKER

When Omar Barker finished his studies at New Mexico Highlands University, he secured a job as a high school Spanish teacher. Most boys growing up in the ranching country of the Sangre De Christo Mountains spoke Spanish out of necessity and when he was elected to the state legislature the necessity was accentuated.

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Tue
16
Dec

A Word From The Superintendent

In my last article, I talked about all of things in which we should be thankful. The more you watch the national news the more apparent this is. In my article this week, I would like to continue with that theme but focus more on our school system. In my article, I would like to highlight the faculty and staff at Cordell Schools. Cordell Schools has 98 employees.

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Tue
02
Dec

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker

As some may know, this will be my last opinion piece. I’m heading for greener pastures (literally) back to the east coast. I am feeling introspective in my last week in western Oklahoma. I can’t help but review the things I’ve experienced and the lessons I’ve learned.

Tue
02
Dec

A Word From The Superintendent

by Brad Overton

Even though Thanksgiving has come and gone, I would like to take this opportunity to mention a few of the things in which I am thankful. I believe Thanksgiving is a holiday that we sometimes forget the true meaning. First and foremost, I am thankful for my health and my family. Health and family are two very important things, and I think we often take these things for granted. I came to a realization a long time ago that without my health and the love of my family my life does not hold much meaning. To most of us, our families are a tremendous support system within our lives, and that is definitely the case for me.
 
Wed
26
Nov

Notes from the Washita County Museum

By Wayne Boothe

This week we will continue reviewing the Mennonite movement from Europe to the United States and Washita County, Oklahoma. We have at the museum, the book listing all Mennonite immigrants coming to the United States of America, from 1872 through 1904, from Europe.

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Wed
26
Nov

THANKSGIVING

By LeRoy Jones

What does Thanksgiving Day mean to you? I’m certain that it means different things to different people. To most of us, it is the time when we gather our families for a feast of turkey and dressing with all the trimmings. To some, it is the last big weekend of the regular season for college football.

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Tue
18
Nov

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker
 
Let’s take a moment to talk about college football, specifically about a story that just won’t seem to die. Rumors about Bob Stoops and the Florida job have swirled since Will Muschamp will not be returning to the Gators. We’ve been through this before. Every time a job opens at a traditional power, Stoops and numerous other high profile coaches are mentioned as candidates. Even NFL coaches are often the subject of rumors, as some were convinced Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was heading to Michigan.
 
Tue
18
Nov

A Word From The Superintendent

by Brad Overton

With the high school football season now over, we find ourselves playing basketball games most nights of the week. In my article this week, I would like to highlight the football season as well as provide some other school information. The Blue Devil football team ended the 2014 season with a first round playoff loss this past Friday. This is the second year in a row that the football team has made it to the playoffs.
 
Tue
11
Nov

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker

After an electoral drubbing experienced by the Democratic party, the political future of this country still hinges on our beleaguered president. How Barack Obama handles the next two years will go a long way in determining his legacy. Think about Bill Clinton, for instance. Aside from his personal life, his legacy is based on how he worked effectively with a predominantly Republican congress. Obama has a chance to do something similar, but he and congressional Republicans both need to focus on issues on which common ground can actually be reached.
 
Tue
11
Nov

Washita County Museum News

By Landon Jones

James Clarence Wakely was born on February 16, 1914, in Mineola, Arkansas. He was the second of four children to Major Anderson Wakely and Jemima Caroline Wakely. The family moved around quite a bit in Jimmy’s early days, but eventually settled on a farm in Cowden, Oklahoma.
 

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