Columns/Opinions

Tue
03
Jun

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker.
 
Occasionally, I venture into politics in my writing, though I am always reluctant to do so. Divisions are so fierce and emotions run so hot that I only discuss politics here when I am completely confident in my grasp of the subject. But I propose one grand compromise, one we can all agree on. Liberals, conservatives, libertarians, populists and any other offshoot not represented. The use of the word commonsense as an adjective has got to go.

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Tue
27
May

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker.
 
Taylor Swift (an artist whose music I generally try to avoid) wrote a song called “22,” and while I hate to give her too much credit, she actually captured the feelings associated with my age pretty well. To be honest, I struggled finding a topic for this week. This editorial is a platform for my opinions, but only the opinions I hold that are grounded in at least some expertise on my part.
 
Tue
20
May

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker.
 
“Net neutrality” has been on the news frequently, but most Americans only have a vague understanding of the term at best. Even though I studied politics in college, I needed to do significant research before I completely understood the term. There are two things you need to know about net neutrality. It refers to the concept of an open Internet in which Internet service providers and governments treat all legal data equally.

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Tue
20
May

A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton.
 
As you are reading this article, school is out for the summer. This is a joyful time for our students and staff alike; I think we are all ready for a break. In my article this week, I would like to update you on a couple of important items. First, I would like to talk about high school graduation. This past Monday Cordell Schools sent another group of graduates out into the real world.

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Tue
13
May

EDITORIAL

Production of oil and gas wells in Oklahoma is taxed at a rate of seven percent with the exception of horizontal wells, which are taxed at a rate of one percent for the first 48 months of production. This tax break was created in the 1990s as an incentive for drillers to consider and use what was then an experimental process known as horizontal drilling. The incentive worked. Horizontal drilling is now the new normal. In 2013, 73 percent of all new wells drilled in the state were horizontal wells.

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Tue
13
May

My Point Of View

By Zonelle Cox Rainbolt.
 
It is graduation season in Oklahoma and across the state students are preparing to begin new phases of their lives. In a special section inside this edition readers can see photos of every Washita County high school senior, and read a brief biography. This keepsake treasure is made possible through the support of area businesses and is a tradition that goes back many years. Each graduating class has looked forward to the May when they are spotlighted for their accomplishments.

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Tue
06
May

In Death Penalty Debate, Remember the Victims

by Governor Mary Fallin
 
Last week, the state of Oklahoma conducted the lawful execution of Clayton Lockett, a man who was convicted of first degree burglary, assault with a dangerous weapon, kidnapping, robbery by force and fear, forcible oral sodomy, rape and first degree murder.

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Tue
06
May

A Word From The Superintendent

by Brad Overton
 
With less than two weeks left in the school year, there are still numerous activities taking place. In my article this week I would like to highlight a few of the end of the year activities. This week all sports and activities will finish up their seasons unless they advance further into the state playoffs. The baseball team will participate in the regional tournament beginning this Thursday. The team will travel to Mangum and compete against Mangum, Rush Springs and Hobart for a state tournament berth.

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Tue
29
Apr

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker.
 
My time in Cordell is closing in on seven months. As that time continues to grow, I myself grow more introspective about my experience here. Living here has not been easy for me. I have gone through some of the most difficult challenges of my life, and my support system is 1,500 miles away. Those difficulties make looking for positives all the more important for me.
 

 

Tue
29
Apr

OHS One For The Oklahoma History Book

By Max Nichols.
 
Allan Houser was named the first Oklahoma Cultural Ambassador in 1984, one of only six people to receive this honor. Houser was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame in l985 and dedicated “As Long as the Waters Flow,” a monumental bronze sculpture, at the Oklahoma State Capitol Building in Oklahoma City in 1989. While these sculptures are well known to Oklahomans, they represent only a fraction of the tremendous achievements of Houser, who was born June 30, 1914, in Oklahoma to members of the Chiricahua Apache Tribe.
 

 

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