Columns/Opinions

Tue
19
May

A Word From The Superintendent

Here we are. Another school year has flown by, and each year seems to go by faster than the previous year. In my article this week, I would like to highlight a few of the high points of the school year.

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Tue
19
May

House Report

As a rural lawmaker and conservative, I do not like to see the state funding an Oklahoma City museum without proof of benefit to Western Oklahoma. Unfortunately, the obligation for the American Indian Cultural
Center and Museum was created before my time.

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Wed
13
May

Modern Homemakers HCE Met For May

Modern Homemakers HCE met at the OSU Extension Center on May 4, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. Carol Sperle prepared a meal of chicken spaghetti casserole, salad, zwieback rolls and for desert, apple dumpling tortillas. After the meal, Paula Stafford, President, led the members in the Flag salute and singing, "It is Well Worth My Soul."

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Tue
12
May

WHY DID THEY COME?

When the basket makers first came to the northern Colorado Plateau near the San Juan River to live in their pithouses, what was it that had caused them to move from their prior locale? And why had they chosen the area they did choose in which to live their lives? Archaeologists have invested a lot of time and effort in trying to arrive at a plausible answer. Most agree that they traveled in small extended family groups, carrying their belongings on their backs.

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Tue
05
May

How The Anasazi Lived

Although the cliff dwellings and pueblos of the ruins in the four corners area are the most enchanting of structures, they were late comers in the Anasazi mode of living.The earliest dwelling places found in the ruins were the pithouses, which were really quite similar to the dugouts used in the American West even as late as the settlement of Oklahoma Territory.

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Tue
05
May

Washita County Museum News

Around the middle of the 19th century, cowboys in the West shot what coyotes and wolves they could and injected strychnine into animal carcasses to take care of the rest

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Tue
28
Apr

House Report

Legislators are now in the process of accepting or rejecting amendments made to their legislation in the opposite legislative chamber. If amendments are rejected, the bills enter into a conference committee, composed of both state representatives and senators.

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Tue
28
Apr

The Men Who Invented The Constitution The Summer Of 1787

Recently, while Zonelle was in India, I visited my friend and CHS classmate, Eddie Myers, at his Parker County Texas farm he owns with his wife, Barbara. We talked about many things. When I took my leave,
Eddie pressed a book into my hands and insisted that I take it as it was one of the things we discussed.

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Tue
21
Apr

Harsh Beginnings

…By LeRoy Jones
I am not an archaeologist and there is a definite limit to the knowledge I have about people who lived on our continent long ago. I mean a very long time ago. A long enough time ago that their ancestors who had come probably predated the time when Jesus was born nearly halfway around the world. I do not attest to the accuracy of the dates in question, nor can I tell you where the people came from or how they came. But they were there. The signs of their passing are indisputable. For want of a better word, they were called the Anasazi.

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Tue
21
Apr

Washita County Museum News

By Lonnie Yearwood

Shortly after leaving the presidency in 1909, Theodore Roosevelt led a group of hunters to Africa to collect animal specimens for the Smithsonian. His return to the United States the following year was celebrated with great fanfare in New York City. Among the celebrants were two small boys, Bud and Temp Abernathy, who rode their horses from Oklahoma to welcome the former president back. The previous year they had ridden their horses by themselves to New Mexico Territory and back.

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