Columns/Opinions

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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Tue
14
Apr

House Report

At the start of session, Gov. Mary Fallin was among those calling for a different legislative process. Many officials and legislators are frustrated with the way most state agencies slide by with little or no accountability or oversight from year to year.

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Tue
14
Apr

Working Hard for Oklahoma

Twenty years ago, on April 19, I was serving as Oklahoma’s lieutenant governor. That morning, I was in downtown Oklahoma City with over 1,000 attendees at the Metro Prayer Breakfast. We prayed, read Scripture and heard from speakers who gave testimony to the incredible things God had done in their lives.

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Tue
07
Apr

Washita County Museum News

On the afternoon of April 8, 1905, a private five-car passenger train pulled into Frederick in far southwestern Oklahoma Territory. On board was the 26th president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. He had come to hunt wolves in the Big Pasture, a huge as yet unsettled block of Comanche land east of Frederick and southwest of Lawton. His hunting party included wealthy Texas ranchers Al Bivens, Burk Burkett, and William T. Waggoner.

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Tue
07
Apr

THE PLEASANT VALLEY WAR

I always try to satisfy myself that I am giving a factual account in any story that I write. I have tried to write fiction, but I am just not very good at it. I have never been much good at making things up. That which happened more than 120 years ago in the northern part of the Tonto Basin of Arizona has presented a quandary to me. Quite a number of accounts have been written about it.

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Tue
31
Mar

Pet Corner

by De De Young

If you have a dog that steals food, it is time to teach them to "leave it." This is a command that is used when you have a thief. You do this by putting your dog in a training collar and a six foot leash. Put a tempting morsel on the floor and watch him. When he goes for the food, pick up the leash and give it a quick jerk

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Tue
31
Mar

House Report

Legislation continues to move forward in the process as the Senate reviews House bills. I thought I would share with you three of the more talked about bills that are advancing. On Thursday, March 26, 2015, the Oklahoma Senate voted to ban the payroll deduction of payment for union dues by the state payroll clerks.

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Tue
24
Mar

House Report

The Oklahoma House of Representatives has begun to review Senate bills while the Senate is slowly advancing House bills. I thought I would take this time to tell you about an important set of prison reform
measures that are now in the Senate

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Tue
24
Mar

A Word From The Superintendent

In my article this week, I would like to highlight some of the curricular activities taking place within our classrooms. In an effort to keep the community better informed of what is taking place in the classroom,
I will highlight examples of active learning taking place in Cordell Schools.

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