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Tue
30
Oct
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A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton

Next week we will have the opportunity to head to the polls to vote. I am sure that most of you, like me, are tired of the political environment and are ready for this election cycle to be over.

The upcoming election is very important and has far reaching implications both at the state and national level. No matter your political affiliation, the candidates that are elected could have a huge impact on each of us. What an awesome responsibility we have!

Although we may tire of this process, we must remember how fortunate we are to have the opportunity to elect our government officials. There are many around the world that can only dream about actually making a difference in their lives and country through the election process. We are truly blessed to live in this great country.

 

Tue
23
Oct
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Home Country

By Slim Randles

Ran into Herb Collins the other day down by the school. He volunteers there, from time to time, helping kids with their math homework, and trying to recruit future members of The Great World of Business.

He loved business, back in the days when he lived in the city and ran the pawn shop. For years now, ever since he hung up his jeweler’s loupe, he’s told us that there was an excitement to making the right deal.

 

Tue
23
Oct
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Top Dental Care Products for Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,

I have arthritis in my hands that affects my grip strength and dexterity and makes brushing my teeth difficult. I’ve read that electric powered toothbrushes help make the job easier. Can you make any recommendations on what to get? Still Smiling

Dear Still,

For seniors who suffer from arthritis or have other hand weaknesses, an electric toothbrush is a great solution to keep your teeth clean. At the push of a button, an electric toothbrush will do everything but shake, rattle and roll to do the cleaning for you, and most come with a wide handle and rubberized grip that make them easier and more comfortable to hold on to.

Tue
16
Oct
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Home Country

By Slim Randles

Mrs. Doc watched the dancers swirl around the cleared hardwood floor of the Legion hall, and smiled to see her husband, Doc, waltzing with Ardis Fisher. But Mrs. Doc was never one to sit out a waltz, so she looked around at the menu.

Over in the corner, smiling and tapping his foot, was Pop Walker. Pop and several other residents of the Rest of Your Life retirement home were there to enjoy the dance and celebrate the end of summer. Pop has a hard time with his memory, these days, but always forgets things with a smile.

 

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Tue
16
Oct
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A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton

As we fly through this school year, I would like to take a few minutes to update you on a new program within our school system. This program deals with the safety and security of our students which we take very seriously.

The safety and security of our students is an issue in which we spend a lot of time and resources. There are many aspects to student safety; these include access to our buildings, video cameras and the overall awareness of our students and faculty. I feel that our best “tool” in keeping our students safe and secure is the awareness of our students. They see and hear so much.

 

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Tue
09
Oct
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Home Country

By Slim Randles

Old Jasper Blankenship bought a deer license again this year, just as he’s done every year since Eisenhower was President. He sticks nickels and dimes in a jar all year long and smiles each time he contributes. By Fall, he’s saved up enough for a deer tag.

Jasper lives full-time out at the diggin’s with his dog, Arthur, of course, so he has only to walk about 100 feet from the cabin to do his hunting. That’s one of the marvels of it.

 

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Tue
02
Oct
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A Word From The Superintendent

bY Brad Overton

 

We are already approaching the end of the first nine weeks of the school year, and time is flying by. In my article this week, I would like to update the community on what is going on within your school system. Last week parent-teacher conferences were held.

Tue
18
Sep
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A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overto

In my article this week, I would like to highlight the Child Nutrition Program (CNP) within Cordell Schools. The CNP provides breakfast and lunch to all students who wish to participate along with reduced price and free meals based on a families size and income.

We have made numerous improvements over the past couple of years to our CNP. We are serving better tasting meals and more meals that students like as well as providing more options. Students at the junior high and high school have some outstanding choices for lunch. Everyday they can choose between pizza, hamburgers, salad bar or a hot meal such as roast and potatoes. The food tastes good, and the students seem to like it.

Tue
18
Sep
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Burns Flat-Dill City School News

By Larry R. Johnson - BF/DC

 

irst and foremost, we want to keep Mrs. Sass Balzer in our prayers as she undergoes therapy. There are a variety of fundraisers taking place to help her. I encourage everyone to give as they can. She is certainly missed by us all. Summer saw a great many projects completed at our school. The hallways at the elementary and the high school were painted as well as the elementary gym and high school cafeteria. The elementary asphalt playground also received a new top coat and all cracks were patched. Restrooms at both sites were also painted. The high school boys’ restrooms received new stalls while the elementary boys’ had new flooring installed.

The elementary cafeteria tables were replaced by the high school folding tables. The high school cafeteria, meanwhile, has new 60” round tables. This has created a much more welcoming atmosphere for our students

 

Tue
11
Sep
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Home Country

By Slim Randles

You have to look for the schism, Jasper said to himself out at the woodpile. He put another chunk of firewood up on the splitting block and took a look at the checking cracks that ran part way through the circles of age rings.

If I hit it right there, he said to himself, it should cleave.

 

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