Columns/Opinions

Tue
03
Dec

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker

A little over a month before I moved to Cordell, my girlfriend, Jen, moved to Norman. We have both gone through an emotional roller coaster since moving half-way across the country, and our experiences have been nearly identical. Our mirroring experiences have led me to believe that there is a certain cycle of emotions that one goes through when moving away from home. 
 
Tue
03
Dec

Washita County Museum News

I said last week that I would have a couple of articles based on the book we received from the John Seger family. The book was written from the notes and articles of Seger himself. The book is entitled “Early Days Among the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians.” I will be using the Seger information in the near future. 
 
Tue
26
Nov

DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS

I have long been aware of and have admired the pride that Texans have in their state. I don’t remember ever meeting a native Texan who didn’t exhibit this pride and I have often wondered, “Why?” A further study of Texas history
and the way they gained their independence from Mexico may indeed give us the reason. 
 
Tue
26
Nov

Washita County Museum News

By Wayne Boothe

Last week in my report I referred to a book, “Early Days Among the Cheyenne And Arapaho Indians,” with information by John Seger and reported and published by Stanley Vestal. This information reported by Seger was first
published in 1924 and again in 1934. The book was reset and reissued in his new format in March, 1956, by the University of Oklahoma Press, Publishing Division at Norman, Oklahoma. 
 
Tue
19
Nov
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Washita County Museum News

By Wayne Boothe

November has been officially designated National Native American Indian Recognition Month. This action might well have been taken due to the fact that Fall, referred to as Indian Summer, is the favorite season of the American Indian. Richard Green gave us a document written by Lone Wolf, a Kiowa Indian chief who witnessed the battle of Washita in 1868, when General George A. Custer attacked and massacred the Black Kettle village near present-day Cheyenne, Oklahoma. 
 
Tue
12
Nov
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Washita County Museum News

By Wayne Boothe

Monday, November 11, 2013, was Veterans Day. Most of the schools, along with several of our service organizations, offered special programs throughout the nation, honoring our servicemen and women who served their country.In recognition of Veterans Day, it is important that we never lose sight of the sacrifice that has been made by many which gives us the freedom that we enjoy today. However, too often we take this freedom for granted. Many of our Washita County servicemen and women sacrificed their lives so that you and I might enjoy life in a free country.
 
Tue
05
Nov
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A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker.

State employees: You are worth significantly less to the state of Oklahoma than the top government executives. At least, that’s the message the State is broadcasting after granting some executives pay increases of up to five-figures. This after most state employees received no such increase in the latest state budget. In fact, state troopers and correctional officers are the lowest paid in the region according to The Daily Oklahoman. According to The Oklahoman, 30 percent of correctional workers qualify for food stamps, and 85 percent have children who qualify for school lunch programs.
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Tue
05
Nov
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A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton.

Many have heard me talk about my feelings in reference to the education that Cordell schools offer. I believe our school system offers a tremendous education. In my article I would like to inform you of a new area of focus. You may have heard the term STEM discussed in reference to new programs of focus in public schools. STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) will become more of a focus within Cordell schools. When you think of the recent advances in these areas, it is easy to understand why more focus on educating our students in these areas is crucial.
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