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Tue
14
Nov
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Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton

With the holiday season approaching, we are about to hit the halfway point of the school year. It’s hard to believe that the school year is going by so fast.

The school year moves through different phases as the sports season change. Last week we marked the end of the football season and the beginning of basketball season. Our junior high teams have started the basketball season off on a good note. The first high school basketball game will be on Tuesday, November 21st when Hobart comes to town.

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Tue
14
Nov
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Burns Flat-Dill City School News

By Larry R. Johnson - BF/DC

We have much to be proud of at Burns Flat-Dill City Schools. Concerning our fall sports, our fast pitch team was very competitive and had an exceptional season. Coach Ashton Ellis is to be commended for her work.

Coach Lori Schneberger’s Cross Country team not only qualified for state but carried off the Academic State Championship for the third year in a row with a 4.0 average. Can you say, “THREE-PEAT!”?

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Tue
07
Nov
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Home Country

By Slim Randles

Dud came in the Mule Barn truck stop all grins. Aha! thought the other members of the world dilemma think tank, Dud’s been up the road in deer camp three days now. We know what that happy look means.

Or maybe not …“You fellas have GOT to come out to the camp with me and see what I’ve got!” Dud said. “You won’t believe it!” “Got a nice buck did you, Dud?” said Doc. “You just have to see for yourself,” he said.

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Tue
07
Nov
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Savvy Senior

By Jim Miller

Assistance Dogs Provide Help and Love

Dear Savvy Senior

What can you tell me about assistance dogs for people with disabilities? My sister, who’s 58, has multiple sclerosis and I’m wondering if an assistance dog could help make her life a little easier.

Inquiring Sister

Dear Inquiring

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Tue
31
Oct
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Principal Viewpoint

By Nick Hutchins

You have heard the old saying, “It doesn’t get any better than this.” This is an understatement of my past four months serving as secondary principal for the best kept secret school in Oklahoma! When I first drove through Cordell, I had this vision of the fairy tale, small quaint town you see in the movies, yet the potential town for school and community joining hand-inhand.

 

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Tue
31
Oct
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A Word From The Superintendent

 By Brad Overton

 

The month of November has approached which means two things, football playoffs and basketball which is right around the corner. In my article this week, I would like to highlight some of the activities that are taking place within the district. The Blue Devil football team has been playing really well as of late and are in a position for a playoff spot.

 

The football team will travel to Merritt this Friday night with the possibility of a district championship. A Blue Devil win would secure a spot as the district runner up, a win and Watonga lose and the Blue Devils would be district champs.

 

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Tue
24
Oct
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News From Quartz Mountain State Park

Deer season(s) are upon us. Deer Archery Season started October 1st and ends January 15th. Youth Gun Season was this past weekend (October 20 through October 22).

Muzzleloader Season is Saturday October 28 through November 5th and Gun Season is November 19 –December 3rd. While all hunting is prohibited within Quartz Mountain Nature Park, private landowners just outside the park do hunt their property. Because of the nearness of the private property, some of our hiking trails near the Lodge are closed.

 

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Tue
24
Oct
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Calling on All Oklahomans to Help Fight Hunger this Year

By Governor Mary Fallin

The holiday season is right around the corner, and Oklahomans are preparing to spend time with their family and count God’s blessings. For many of us that means enjoying large, home-cooked meals. This year as we plan for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, I am asking all Oklahomans to remember the approximately 632,000 people in the state who face hunger daily.

Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the nation, with one in six residents with inconsistent access to food. The majority of clients served by the Oklahoma Food Banks are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hardworking families struggling to put food on the table. All Oklahomans can do their part to help by making food and financial donations to fight hunger in the state. The drive runs through Oct. 31 and benefits the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, and their partner agencies across the state.

 

Tue
17
Oct
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A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton

As educators our challenges are many. At the top of my list of those challenges is the preparation of our students for their life ahead. It is important to know how we are progressing towards preparing our students. The Oklahoma State Testing Program is designed to test that readiness.

As I have written in the past, I am not a fan of our state test being the only determination on how a student/teacher/ school is performing. A single test on a single day for a child can be daunting and stressful.

 

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Tue
10
Oct
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Home Country

By Slim Randles

The food’s awfully good down at the Gates of Heaven Chinese Restaurant. The valley’s other Delbert, Delbert Chin, has been putting on a decent feed there since he came to this country many years ago.

We like that lunch buffet. All you can eat, of course, and he makes this pink sauce that’s out of this world. You can put it on everything. And you want to.

He asked me once why I used so much of it, and I told him if I had enough of that sauce, I could live on cardboard boxes and bedding straw.

 

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