Columns/Opinions

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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Tue
29
Jul

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker.
 
Last week, I posed the question why the United States, as one of the most religious industrialized countries in the world, is so undecided about an increasingly religious issue, the environment. In my studies, the answer I have best been able to come up with is this: While one’s religious orientation is a major deciding factor in one’s political orientation, faith’s impact on political issues seems limited largely to social issues.

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Tue
29
Jul

A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton.
 
Final preparations are underway for the beginning of the school year. Where has the summer gone? The excitement of a new school year will soon be evident throughout our community as school activities will begin once again. During the month of August, you will hear discussions on the proposed bond issue for Cordell Schools. I would like to take this opportunity to provide some basic information. The vote for the bond issue will be on Tuesday, August 26, 2014.

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