Columns/Opinions

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 
 
Tue
17
Dec

A Word From The Superintendent

Brad Overton
 
As most of you know, school will be out for Christmas Break next week. In my article this week, I would like to update you on a few things that are happening within Cordell Schools. During the past two weeks, both the junior high and high school basketball teams have been participating in the Burns Flat-Dill City basketball tournaments 
 
Tue
17
Dec

A Fresh Perspective

By Shawn Brubaker

After three months of trying to settle in, all I really needed was a trip to Texas to make me feel like a real Oklahoman. Now I feel at home at my job and my home, but my heart remains in Washington, DC, or Pennsylvania. Before  this weekend, I never really considered Oklahoma more than a pit stop on the road that is my life. 
 
Tue
10
Dec

REMEMBER GOLIAD

 As the Mexican Army, under the leadership of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna ,was besieging the Alamo on March 1 and 2, 1836, the Texans were in Convention at Washington-on-the-Brazos severing the last ties to Mexico by drafting their Declaration of Independence.  

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Tue
10
Dec

Washita County Museum News

By Wayne Boothe

This week we will again be reviewing articles from the “Early Days Among the Cheyenne and Arapaho Indians” book by John H. Seger according to Seger’s ledger and notes as edited by Stanley Vestal. To begin with, of course, Seger shared many of the Indian qualities: dauntless courage, a generous heart, a sense of humor, and a frank humanity 
 
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. 
 

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