Columns/Opinions

Tue
26
Jul

House Report

It’s no secret higher education took budget hits this year, almost 16 percent. I wish that were not the case for the small regional university in my district. I value higher education and advocate for all Oklahoma high school graduates to consider the benefits of a college degree or a comparable industry certification.

 

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Tue
26
Jul

ONE FOR THE OKLAHOMA HISTORY BOOK

By: Max J. Nichols, Oklahoma Historical Society 

With the development of railroads, land run settlements and a greater demand for agricultural products, grain elevators quickly played an increasing role in the agricultural development of Oklahoma. In 1892, just three years after the 1889 Land Run, a small elevator in Yukon was purchased by two Czechoslovakian families – the Kroutils and Dobrys.

 

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Tue
19
Jul

Washita County Museum News

By Lonnie Yearwood

My article last week was based on odd accidents that happened somewhere in the United States. This week we will look at mishaps that took place in Washita County in the first half of 1924 and were covered by The Cordell Beacon. In January, Ferdenand Peterson of the Guy Community, northwest of Bessie, was cranking his Ford. The car backfired, and the crank, turning in reverse, broke his arm in two places.  

 

Tue
19
Jul

Pet Corner

By De De Young

Our dogs have very sensitive noses. Their sense of smell is as much as 100 times better than ours on some things. The nose of a dog is a very big part of his well being. Take precautions in the care of the nose. When treating the yard with chemicals, be sure your dog is out of the yard until it is completely dry.  

 

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Tue
12
Jul

Savvy Senior

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, I just turned 65 and received my Medicare card. I see that the ID number on my card is the same as my Social Security number, and on the back of the card it tells me I need to carry it with me at all times. What can I do to protect myself from identify theft if my purse and Medicare card get stolen?  

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Tue
12
Jul

House Report

By State Representative Todd Russ

In spite of the latest report of state revenues continuing to be down, we received a small bit of good news from the Oklahoma state treasurer recently. He reported an uptick in the price of oil over the last few months after a low in February of $30.32 for a barrel of Benchmark West Texas Intermediate Crude.

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Tue
05
Jul

Washita County Museum News

By Lonnie Yearwood

The following excerpt on Washita County schools is taken from the December 1902 edition of the Cordell Herald-Sentinel: “Schools were first organized in Washita County on the township plan, but later that of the district took its place.

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Tue
05
Jul

ONE FOR THE OKLAHOMA HISTORY BOOK

By: Max J. Nichols

One of the primary goals of the Oklahoma Historical Society for generations has been the presentation of significant military sites and exhibits, ranging from American Indian and Civil War projects of the 19th century to World War II installations and even a missile site of the 1960s. The Tipi with Battle Pictures exhibit at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City presents a tipi that was constructed in 1912, but it includes sketches of war honors of Kiowa warriors through traditions that go back to 1833.

Tue
21
Jun

Washita County Museum News

By Lonnie Yearwood
 
Tue
21
Jun

My Point Of Veiw

By Zonelle Cox Rainbolt
 

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