Columns/Opinions

Tue
21
Oct

Washita County Museum News

By Landon Jones

This week we are still following the story of George Bent. When we left off last week, George and his family lost everything in the ambush of Black Kettle’s camp by General Custer during the Battle of the Washita. George and his wife were safe at his father’s trading fort in Colorado at the time.
 
Tue
21
Oct

A Word From The Superintendent

by Brad Overton

As we fly through the fall season, there are several activities taking place within Cordell Schools. In my article this week, I would like to update you on some of these activities. I must first recognize and congratulate the Cordell cross country teams. Both the junior high and high school teams have dominated all season. The junior high season is over as the high school team prepares for the state cross country meet.
 
Tue
14
Oct

Washita County Museum News

By Landon Jones

This week we continue on with the story of George Bent, half breed Cheyenne Indian. After the signing of the Medicine Lodge treaty, the government expected that their problems with the Indians would quiet down. The problem was that they could not keep white settlers from continuing to crowd onto Indian lands.
 
Tue
14
Oct

ONE FOR THE OKLAHOMA HISTORY BOOK

By: Max J. Nichols

When I was growing up on the east side of Oklahoma City during the 1940s, oil rigs filled the middle area of Lincoln Boulevard south of the State Capitol. While those rigs are gone, others dot the various parts of the Oklahoma landscape, and today’s people might wonder what they do.
 
Tue
07
Oct

A Word From The Superintendent

by Brad Overton
 
As fall arrives, we find ourselves already approaching the end of the first quarter of the school year. The beginning of school and the first quarter have gone very smoothly. I would like to highlight some of what is taking place in your school system. I need to recognize some of our student athletes who are having a great deal of success. When our students excel through athletics, it sets a tone for a great school year. Students and teachers are excited about the successes, and the mood around school is very positive.
 

 

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.

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition 

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?

To view more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition 

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.
 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Columns/Opinions