Columns/Opinions

Tue
21
Jan

LOOK BACK, LOOK WEST

It is said that adobe is the oldest material for building permanent structures used by the human race. Maybe that is true. I know that adobe bricks were made by the Israelites when they were in Egypt during the time of Moses, and they made them the same way then that they were made in the early days of our own country  
 
Tue
21
Jan

Washita County Museum News

This week I will review with you happenings that occurred during the 1890s which divided Washita County, causing several killings and was the reason that some early day homesteaders gave up and left their claims before proofing them, “open range versus closed range.”   
 
Tue
14
Jan

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker

In his January 8, 2014 article, Wayne Boothe expressed concern about the future of Washita County and Cordell. As someone who doesn’t know what Cordell was once like, I cannot comment on whether or not it has  deteriorated, but the population loss speaks for itself 
 
Tue
14
Jan

A Word From The Superintendent

Brad Overton

In my article this week, I would like to discuss an issue that is somewhat aggravating. I am sure some of you will feel the same; however, some of you may not share my sentiments. This issue has to deal with being patriotic or respectful. I am not really sure which adjective is most appropriate, probably both. I guess you can decide during the course of this article.
 
Tue
07
Jan

Get 2014 Off To A Healthy Start

By Governor Mary Fallin
 
With the holiday season behind us, it is a good time to refocus our lives and reevaluate our goals. At the beginning of every year one of the top resolutions for many people is to lose weight, get in shape and live healthier lives.
Change can be difficult and at times seem nearly impossible, but committing to change is important for the sake of our families, our longevity and for our wallets
 

 

Tue
07
Jan

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker
 
Football is the most popular  sport in the United States, nearly universally beloved. But though fans still love the sport, their patience is growing thin with the NFL, a league that continues to lose touch with its fans. Put aside the quality of the play on the field, which is being affected by a variety of new rules that lessens the quality of hitting and defense in general. I’m talking about business decisions that make clear that the fans are only as good as their money.
 
Wed
01
Jan

From the Superintendent's Desk

By Janet Barresi.
 
Recently I was asked what my Christmas wish would be for Oklahoma schools. There’s no way I could narrow that down to just one, so let me share my wish list. I would wish for caring and engaged parents or guardians in the life of each child. Children need an adult at home who will teach them right from wrong, and guide them into becoming responsible, honest and kind individuals. Children need an adult who will help them with reading, math and other homework. Children need a safe environment, a quiet place to study and an understanding of education’s value.
 
Wed
01
Jan

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker.
 
New Year’s Day has always held a special significance for me, a chance to start new, to write a new chapter in my story. Part of the renewal process I go through on January 1 is to make New Year’s resolutions. This year, I have more than usual. May my list of resolutions serve as inspiration to our readers. I resolve to use my time to make a positive difference in the world. There are so many great causes to get behind, and I am now old enough to pick a few and work to make a difference. This will be the year for me to do that.
 
Wed
25
Dec

Washita County Museum

By Wayne Boothe

This week, I am very pleased to report to you about a very worthwhile program that is being reactivated. In 1988, the 2000 Club for Washita County was organized. The mission of this entity was to serve as a catalyst to improve our social, economic, educational, cultural and historical fabric by unifying the various elements of our county community.  
 
Wed
25
Dec

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker 

When people find out that I’m from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, one of the first questions they ask is, “Are you Amish?” No, I am not Amish, as our more astute readers will know from the fact that I drive a car, use a computer, have 
a cellphone, etcetera. I think it would stand out more if I were driving a buggy around, though I’ll admit having a regular car rather than a pickup truck has seemed to make me stand out anyway 
 

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