Columns/Opinions

Tue
30
Dec

Washita County Museum News

In 1967, while still a member of the Mitchell trio, John Denver married Ann ("Annie") Martell of Minnesota. While touring Europe, the Mitchell Trio in Great Britain decided to go to Sweden. Annie, who had been with them through a couple of countries decided to go home. Travel wasn't her thing. John interpreted Annie's departure as an abandonment and even worst, as justification for cheating on her when he was on the road without her. These infidelities became, in his words, "a time bomb."

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Wed
24
Dec

CAN IT BE?

By LeRoy Jones

Are you ready for the year 2015 to begin? If you are not, you have only one week to get ready. The only alternative I see would be that time may cease to be and that eternity will come upon us. Can you remember that fifteen years ago, people were making dire predictions of what would happen with the year 2000? None of the computers in the world would be able to function with the date change.

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Wed
24
Dec

Washita County Museum News

To stay out of the Vietnam War, John Denver, in 1964, obtained a 1-Y draft classification based on two missing toes, the victims of a mishap with a lawn mower. This status meant he could be called up only in the event of a national emergency or a declared war, which Vietnam wasn't. As one of the singers in the Mitchell Trio, Denver participated in protests against the war.

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Tue
16
Dec

MORE ABOUT OMAR BARKER

When Omar Barker finished his studies at New Mexico Highlands University, he secured a job as a high school Spanish teacher. Most boys growing up in the ranching country of the Sangre De Christo Mountains spoke Spanish out of necessity and when he was elected to the state legislature the necessity was accentuated.

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Tue
16
Dec

A Word From The Superintendent

In my last article, I talked about all of things in which we should be thankful. The more you watch the national news the more apparent this is. In my article this week, I would like to continue with that theme but focus more on our school system. In my article, I would like to highlight the faculty and staff at Cordell Schools. Cordell Schools has 98 employees.

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Tue
02
Dec

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker

As some may know, this will be my last opinion piece. I’m heading for greener pastures (literally) back to the east coast. I am feeling introspective in my last week in western Oklahoma. I can’t help but review the things I’ve experienced and the lessons I’ve learned.

Tue
02
Dec

A Word From The Superintendent

by Brad Overton

Even though Thanksgiving has come and gone, I would like to take this opportunity to mention a few of the things in which I am thankful. I believe Thanksgiving is a holiday that we sometimes forget the true meaning. First and foremost, I am thankful for my health and my family. Health and family are two very important things, and I think we often take these things for granted. I came to a realization a long time ago that without my health and the love of my family my life does not hold much meaning. To most of us, our families are a tremendous support system within our lives, and that is definitely the case for me.
 
Wed
26
Nov

Notes from the Washita County Museum

By Wayne Boothe

This week we will continue reviewing the Mennonite movement from Europe to the United States and Washita County, Oklahoma. We have at the museum, the book listing all Mennonite immigrants coming to the United States of America, from 1872 through 1904, from Europe.

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Wed
26
Nov

THANKSGIVING

By LeRoy Jones

What does Thanksgiving Day mean to you? I’m certain that it means different things to different people. To most of us, it is the time when we gather our families for a feast of turkey and dressing with all the trimmings. To some, it is the last big weekend of the regular season for college football.

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Tue
18
Nov

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker
 
Let’s take a moment to talk about college football, specifically about a story that just won’t seem to die. Rumors about Bob Stoops and the Florida job have swirled since Will Muschamp will not be returning to the Gators. We’ve been through this before. Every time a job opens at a traditional power, Stoops and numerous other high profile coaches are mentioned as candidates. Even NFL coaches are often the subject of rumors, as some were convinced Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh was heading to Michigan.
 

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