Columns/Opinions

Wed
01
Jul

Washita County Museum News

Traveling east on Highway 152, two German bicyclists, Ludwig Jackl and Bert Kollmeier, reached Cordell around mid-afternoon Wednesday, this past June 24th. They were crossing the United States and hoped to reach Red Rock Canyon State Park at Hinton before nightfall. 
Tue
23
Jun

Washita County Museum News

In December, 1902, the Herald- Sentinel, a Cloud Chief newspaper, published a special edition on Washita County. The following account of early events in the county's history is taken from an article in that edition.

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Tue
23
Jun

SURPRISE!

LeRoy and Sandra Jones were honored by their family with a 6 p.m. 60th Anniversary family dinner Saturday evening, May 23, 2015, at the private dining room of Fisherman’s Cove Restaurant, Medicine Park, Oklahoma

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Tue
16
Jun

LEGENDS OR LIES

Have you been watching the series on Fox News entitled Legends and Lies that is narrated y Bill O’Reilly? I havefound it to be interesting in that it dispels the myths that were foisted upon us by the writings of many who just wanted to sell their story. The more exciting they could make it, the better it would sell. The sad part is that many people formed their opinions from the things written and accepted them as the truth.

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Tue
16
Jun

Washita County Museum News

As thousands of white settlers rushed to claim homesteads in western Oklahoma on April 19, 1892, the Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho went from being a majority to being an insignificant and largely forgotten minority. The following account from n address (Lake Mohonk Conference, October 13, 1897) their agent made five years after the land opening provides a glimpse of their reaction to the sea of white that engulfed them. Before becoming their agent, Major A. E. Woodson had been stationed at Fort Reno for eight

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Tue
09
Jun

50 Years Ago

Danny Ogle continued his success in junior rodeos, winning “Top Cowpoke” in the Little Britches Rodeo at Anadarko. Marilyn Geis, 1965 graduate of Cordell High School, had been awarded a four-year academic scholarship at Oklahoma Baptist University.

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Tue
09
Jun

Rural Healthcare Realities

There’s a crisis in rural healthcare. More hospitals closed last year than in theprevious 15 years combined. Why? Much of the blame goes to government regulations that make keeping hospital doors open difficult, especially rural hospital doors.

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Tue
02
Jun

ONE FOR THE OKLAHOMA HISTORY BOOK

Preserving the history of Civil War battles in what is now Oklahoma has long been a major effort of the Oklahoma Historical Society (OHS), but the Civil War Sesquicentennial has inspired dramatic new projects to help visitors understand the war’s importance in developing Oklahoma.

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Tue
02
Jun

House Report

The Oklahoma House of Representatives concluded the 2015 legislative session on May 22, 2015. I cannot say I was thrilled with every budgetary and policy decision, but being able to lead sometimes means you have to make hard and even unpleasant decisions.

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Tue
26
May

LOOK BACK, LOOK WEST

The Navajo, call themselves Dineh, or Dinee, which means “The People” in the Navajo language. They are closely related to the Apache, and are an Athabasca-speaking people who migrated southwest from
west central Canada sometime around the 15th century

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