Columns/Opinions

Wed
18
Feb

Washita County Museum News

This week we will continue on with the history of the Cheyenne tribe, told as their oral history, as recorded and published by John Seger. The punctuation and spelling in the story are the same as Seger printed them. The tradition of the Cheyennes as told to John H. Seger in the year of 1905, by one who was appointed to keep the tradition.

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Tue
10
Feb

House Report

By Todd Russ
 
Recently Governor Mary Fallin delivered the annual State of the State Address in front of a joint session of the Oklahoma Legislature. The governor proposed adopting performance informed budgeting that links spending to measurable goals and outcomes, and requiring an evaluation process of every tax credit.
 
Tue
10
Feb

A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton
 
Extracurricular as well cocurricular activities are an integral part of the overall education of a student. Cordell Schools offers a variety of both of these types of programs. I would like to discuss a few of these programs in my article this week.
 
Tue
03
Feb

House Report

By State Representative Todd Russ

 

Lately, there have been some people who would like to make me out to be some kind of overbearing government figure. Nothing could be further from the truth. My House Bill 1125 will be doing just the opposite. It will be getting government out of the marriage business.
 
Tue
27
Jan

ONE FOR THE OKLAHOMA HISTORY BOOK

Back in 2000, the StateMuseum of History, now the Oklahoma History Center, presented a dramatic exhibit of nearly life-sized photos of African Americans living and working in towns they founded in Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory before the state of Oklahoma was founded
 

 

Tue
27
Jan

A Word From The Superintendent

As the month of January comes to a close, there are a variety of activities taking place within Cordell Schools. While most of the nights are occupied with athletic events, other co-curricular events are  taking place as well.    
 
Tue
20
Jan

Washita County Museum News

We are continuing on this week with our series on Durwood Merrill. Durwood was an American League umpire who grew up in Cowden, and still has many family members here in Washita County. In 1971, Durwood was tired of his football coaching career. He had wondered for quite a while if he had what it took to become a major league baseball umpire. While watching a ball game on TV late in the fall of that year, the name and address of an umpiring school came on the TV. Durwood sent off his resume, not really expecting much to come of it.

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Tue
20
Jan

MURDER STEER

By LeRoy Jones

When Robert Powe examined his father’s body and found him to be dead, he rode to Alpine to tell Sheriff James B. Gillett of the killing. Gillett, aided by former Sheriff John M. Rooney, rode to the site to pick up the trail but in a short time lost it. He sent information containing Gilliland’s name and basis of the killing to the lawmen of neighboring counties and to the Texas Rangers.

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Tue
13
Jan

House Report

The Oklahoma Highway Patrol is a vital law enforcement organization in our state. Despite the extra training and vetting that OHP employees receive, the state’s 800 troopers were receiving pay below that of many city police officers.  
 
Tue
13
Jan

A Word From The Superintendent

January is designated as school board member appreciation month. In my article I would like to communicate to the Cordell Schools community the role that school board  members play within the community. As citizen leaders, individual school board members face complex and demanding challenges.  
 

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