Columns/Opinions

Thu
01
Dec

Rural Healthcare Realities

By Landon Hise
 
The recent elections will impact state health care, even if we don’t yet know exactly how.
 
One of President-elect Trump's top priorities is repealing the Affordable Care Act. In fact, Trump may send a bill to Congress to repeal Obamacare in early 2017.
Thu
01
Dec

Savvy Senior

By Jim Miller
 
Dear Savvy Senior,
 
Can you write a column on the overlooked problem of thyroid disease? After struggling with chronic fatigue, joint pain and memory problems, I was finally diagnosed hypothyroidism. Now, at age 70, I’m on thyroid medication and am doing great. Five years of feeling lousy. I wish I’d have known.
 
Tue
22
Nov

Washita County Museum News

By Lonnie Yearwood 

For centuries, Native Americans, not having a written alphabet, passed stories down to select members of succeeding generations. These stories, which kept alive their beginnings and history, were carefully retold.

The following story comes from the Blackfeet and is taken from Indian Why Stories: Sparks from War Eagle's Lodge-Fire by Frank B. Linderman (1915).

The title of the story is “Why Blackfeet Never Kill Mice,” and the main character is Oldman (or Napa, as he is called by the Blackfeet). He sometimes appears as a god but falls short of being an all-powerful deity as he cannot be trusted, makes mistakes, and has other human-like flaws.

 

Tue
22
Nov

A Word From The Superintendent

by Brad Overton 

Thanksgiving, what does it mean to you?

I would like to issue a challenge for Thanksgiving. The challenge is to stop and really reflect on the things in which you are thankful.

Reflect upon your life, your job and your family. I think it is also important to reflect on our community, our state and our country.

 

Wed
16
Nov

Working Hard for Oklahoma

By Governor Mary Fallin 

This month marks a special anniversary. It’s been a year since I launched an initiative called Oklahoma Fosters, which renewed our efforts to find foster families for the hundreds of children in state custody and coming into state custody.

Its goal, simply put, is to recruit foster families.

There are nearly 9,800 children in state custody, and we desperately need the help of ALL Oklahomans.

Oklahoma Fosters is a statewide initiative uniting state, tribal and local governments, businesses, nonprofits and the faith-based community to end the foster care crisis in Oklahoma.

 

Wed
16
Nov

ONE FOR THE OKLAHOMA HISTORY BOOK

By: Max J. Nichols

American Indian artifacts, which have played a major role in the mission of the Oklahoma Historical Society to collect, preserve and share Oklahoma history, will be honored and highlighted during American Indian Heritage Month in November.

These artifacts include historic documents written by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, during the 1804 Lewis and Clark expedition, and preserved by the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City; the Murrell Home in Park Hill established by George and Minerva Murrell in 1838- 39; a 1910 cradleboard with painted designs and beadwork preserved in the Pawnee Bill Ranch and Museum near Pawnee; and a sausage mill hauled in a wagon by John and Rebecca White to a settlement near Fort Towson and preserved at the Fort Towson Museum.

 

Tue
08
Nov

A Word From The Superintenden

By Brad Overton
 
My last several articles I have been trying to address the importance of education. In this article, I would like to address the many things going on within our school district which are also an important part of the overall education  of students. This week finds us heading to the football playoffs and the beginning of the junior high basketball season.    
 
 
Tue
08
Nov

House Report

By State Representative Todd Russ
 
Interim studies concluded recently at the state Capitol. During the break, legislators had the opportunity to hear 71 studies, 32 of them combined. Topics ranged from child care center regulations to juvenile justice center funding  to feral hog control.  
 
 
Tue
01
Nov

My Point Of View

By Zonelle Cox Rainbolt

Tue
01
Nov

Washita County Museum News

By Lonnie Yearwood

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