Columns/Opinions

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.  
 
Tue
06
Jan

A NEW YEAR

By LeRoy Jones

God has given us a brand new year. Hopefully, it will be used to make the world a better and a safer place in which to live. Last year was fraught with violence in the streets in many towns and cities in our land. Rhetoric that seems meant solely to urge hatred in our land was heard in far too many places. I would hope that citizens of the United States are better than resorting to this.

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Tue
06
Jan

Washita County Museum News

By Landon Jones

This week we are going to give you an update on some of the recent happenings at the Washita County Museum. We have been working hard on the basement area of the museum. Most of the repairs are finished. The walls have been painted to match the existing paint color and an old gas line that was nonfunctioning has been removed.

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Tue
30
Dec

2015

By LeRoy Jones

Ready or not, the calendar says the year is 2015. I hope that it holds forth a year of promise. After the mid-term elections last year, I think that just about everything that could be promised was promised. I think it was Will Rogers that once said, “Well, now the promising time is over and the time for excuses will begin.” I’m guessing that we will hear much less of the promises and a lot more of the excuses for a while. I am holding out hopes for better times for everyone during the new year ahead.

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