Columns/Opinions

Tue
03
Nov

ONE FOR THE OKLAHOMA HISTORY BOOK

By: Max J. Nichols

Tue
03
Nov

A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton

Tue
27
Oct

House Report

By State Representative Todd Russ

I have long been an advocate for raising public awareness of how dangerous alcohol is to our society. Research has found that alcohol related incidents cost this state $800 million dollars per year in direct and indirect costs not to mention the loss of life and other social and family impacts.

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Tue
20
Oct

NESTLE AND MORE

By LeRoy Jones

 Nestle Milk Chocolate candy bar was introduced in the United States in 1919, by The Nestle Company, a subsidiary of the Nestle organization in Switzerland. When it was first made, it very quickly became a favorite of chocolate lovers.

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Tue
20
Oct

A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton

So far, this has been a very good school year. Students and teachers are working hard, and things are  going great within our school district. In my article this week, I would like to discuss some of the factors that I think make our school district such a great place for students. 

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Tue
13
Oct

LOOK BACK, LOOK WEST

By LeRoy Jones

David L. Clark opened his one-man-operation of making candy in Pittsburgh, Pensylvannia, back in 1886. He did the manufacturing, delivering, selling and bookkeeping. He made various types of candies up until the time of World War I but then began making a candy bar to satisfy the taste of the many soldiers at the time.

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Tue
13
Oct

Pet Corner

by De De Young

We should not expect our dog to do something just because we want him to. They are very eager to please, but just like us, there is a limit. Just because we buy a herding breed, it doesn't mean we will get a cow dog. Or, if we get a Golden Retriever, it doesn’t mean he will like to hunt or swim.

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Tue
06
Oct

Working Hard for Oklahoma

By Governor Mary Fallin
 
Domestic violence affects one in four women. Sadly, Oklahoma is ranked sixth in the nation in the number of women murdered by men. This epidemic affects people of all demographics and communities, extending from the home to the workplace. Statistics like these are why the state of Oklahoma and Verizon have participated in raising awareness on these issues year after year in conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
 
Tue
06
Oct

ALL THE WAY TO MARS

By LeRoy Jones

Frank C. Mars and his wife lived in Tacoma, Washington, back in 1911, when they began making candy in their home kitchen. In 1920, Frank moved his family to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and into larger quarters. Here he created his first candy bar, called the Mar-O-Bar. He even named his candy making company the Mar-O-Bar Company. The Mar-O-Bar was not well received by the buying public.

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Tue
29
Sep

Washita County Museum News

By Lonnie Yearwood
 

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