Columns/Opinions

Tue
09
Sep

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker.
 
Journalism can be a thankless job, which is why it means so much to me when people approach me to tell me they appreciate my work. That’s happened quite a bit lately, and I wanted to thank all of those people who read what I write and appreciate it. That’s why I do this.

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Tue
09
Sep

A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton.
 
With students and teachers back into the “school routine,” it feels like we are in the middle of the school year. There is a lot of activity at the school, and I would like to highlight some of what is taking place. First, I would like to remind all parents and guardians of the parent teacher conferences that will take place this week.

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Tue
02
Sep

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker.
 
One of the privileges of my job is that I get to see first hand the work that goes in to what football fans will see this Friday night. When Cordell, Burns Flat and Corn Bible Academy take the field, the boys that take the field will be different from what they were just a few short weeks ago.
 

 

Wed
27
Aug

Washita County Museum News

The Washita County Historical Society’s board of directors met for their quarterly board meeting Thursday, August 14, at the Washita County  Museum. The members present were Landon Jones, Lonnie Yearwood, Wayne Boothe, Bill Johnson, Lavern Berry, Sherri Goeringer, Leroy Jones, and Glenda Taylor     
 
Tue
19
Aug

Savvy Senior

Dear Savvy Senior, I run a community counseling program for needy families and am frustrated that so few eligible seniors take advantage of the food stamp program. Can you write a column on this to help educate seniors to this underutilized benefit?
Reaching Out
Dear Reaching, It’s hard to imagine that a government program serving more than 46 million Americans each month is considered severely underutilized. But that’s the reality of the federal Food Stamp Program when it comes to serving seniors.
 
Tue
19
Aug

House Report

By State Representative Todd Russ.

The Obama Administration’s decision to house Central American children and teenagers at Fort Sill created a lot of controversy. Their presence led to renewed debate in our communities over how to balance the needs of children from other countries with the needs of U.S. citizens. I do have some sympathy for these immigrants, especially the younger ones. Even so, there is no question that we currently have local needs for U.S. children that often go unaddressed due to the limits of our infrastructure.
 
Tue
12
Aug

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker.
 
This Sunday will mark the oneyear anniversary of the first time I stepped foot in Oklahoma. In that time, there can be no question: I have lived. I have experienced things and made the best of my time here.

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Tue
12
Aug

A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton.
 
Excitement is truly in the air with the start of school this week. The smiling faces of the students as they return are a joy to see. As friendships are renewed and new adventures occur with the start of a new school year, the Cordell community will have the opportunity to further support our school system.

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Tue
05
Aug

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker.
 
Maybe I am just getting older or maybe there really is more conflict in the world, but I am more aware of the difficulties facing U.S. foreign policy than ever before. This is a big moment for the United States. The United States’ biggest ally in the Middle East (Israel) is currently in the midst of a controversial war. Russia has been further descending into belligerence, encouraging a civil war in Ukraine and possibly even participating.

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Tue
05
Aug

My Point Of View

By Zonelle Cox Rainbolt.
 
One of the perks of my job is to write the Away Back When column each week. It often takes much longer than it should because I find myself reading all of the articles in the issues I’m looking at, even the articles that don’t make it into the column. (And don’t get me started on the hours I have spent reading from the very, very old copies of the paper when I was supposed to be doing a “little” research!) It is so fun to see the names of people I have known “forever” even if it is a little disconcerting to realize most of those names are in the 50 Years Ago section!

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