Columns/Opinions

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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Tue
17
Mar

Washita County Museum News

This week we are still going through the oral history of the Cheyenne Indian Tribe as told to John Seger, Superintendent of the Seger Indian Training School in Colony in 1905..

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Tue
17
Mar

House Report

State Representative Todd Russ today praised his House colleagues for supporting a measure to get government out of marriage and resolve the same-sex marriage controversy. “The point of my legislation is to take the state out of the process and leave marriage in the hands of the clergy,” said Russ, R-Cordell.

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Wed
11
Mar

House Report

The House of Representatives is halfway through the legislative process. We have now heard all House bills and will now begin work on Senate legislation. The deadlines set are an important way to bring discipline
and timeliness to measures and policy that is brought to the state Capitol every year

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Tue
03
Mar

Your Senator

With four weeks of the 2015 session behind us, we have now passed the first big deadline for action on legislation. There were over 800 bills filed prior to the session, and about 400 of those were approved by the deadline for committee action on February 26.

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Tue
03
Mar

House Report

The House of Representatives finished the first step of their legislative process this week, in which committees finished review of House bills. Now, we can focus solely on getting to debate what bills are left on the full house floor.

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