Columns/Opinions

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. 
 
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.
 

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