Columns/Opinions

Tue
17
Jan

A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton

As recent events will testify, the winter weather in Oklahoma can be very unpredictable. In my article this week, I would like to convey my feelings about the decision of whether to call off school or not. First, my job requires decision making. I make thousands of decisions every week. Sometimes I feel that I am a very good decision maker while other times I question my abilities. Trust me, I am my harshest critic.

 

Tue
10
Jan

Home Country

By Slim Randles

 

“Tell you kids what,” he said, sitting down and cutting off their escape route, “there’s more to lifetimin’ than jest gettin’ married, makin’ a buncha money and bein’ a success. Yessir.” The kids had made the mistake of leaving the ice cream parlor by the side door instead of the front door, you see, and before they had a chance to yell “Incoming!” why … there he was … Windy Wilson. Some folks, you see, can’t live without food and water. Windy can’t live without an audience. “I knowed that there look on your faces when you heard me say that, yes I did. And you was thinkin’ solemnly to yourselves ‘Why’s Alphonse Wilson sayin’ stoopid stuff like that there?’ Well, why have a happy, successful life if there ain’t no fun innit? Tell me that?

 

Tue
03
Jan

A Word From The Superintendent

By: Brad Overton
 
2017 is here! Ready or not, a new year is upon us. It seems that many people are excited for the beginning of a new year, but I think it is more about being done with the previous year. For me, 2016 was a great year within Cordell Schools. On a personal note, 2016 brought many challenges and tested me on a personal and professional level.
 
Tue
03
Jan

ONE FOR THE OKLAHOMA HISTORY BOOK

By: Max J. Nichols
 
Tue
27
Dec

Washita County Museum News

By Lonnie Yearwood

Lists of Washita County's first appointed and elected officials were provided in a 1914 Cordell Beacon article and in the 1937 History of Custer and Washita Counties (1887-1937).

Both publications admitted their lists were incomplete. The Beacon covered elections up through 1912 and relied largely on on the county clerk's fidelity bond records.

The county history publication relied on the Beacon's work but only went up through the 1900 election. Although the pictures and names of individuals thought to have been elected in 1902 were provided, the group was actually elected in 1900.

The list below covers the elections of county officials up to statehood and comes from original books of entry the county turned over to the Washita County Historical Society. The information is more complete and corrects errors made in the 1914 and 1937 lists.

 

Tue
20
Dec

Pet Corner

By De De Young

Itchy skin is a common condition in the winter for a dog that is kept inside. Gas heaters can dry the skin out and it will become a little itchy. Or, keeping your dog too warm, can dry the skin. Your dog will let you know if he or she is too warm or cold by panting or laying up by the window, or door.

 

Tue
20
Dec

Savvy Senior

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, My husband and I are thinking about making some modifications to our home so we can remain living there for as long as possible. Can you recommend some good resources that can help us with aging in place ideas? Staying Put Dear Staying, Many retirees, like you and your husband, want to stay living in their own house for as long as possible.

 

Tue
13
Dec

Savvy Senior

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

When my mom passed away we thought she had a life insurance policy, but we have no idea how to track it down. Do you know of any resources that might help?

Searching Susan

Dear Susan,

Lost or forgotten life insurance policies are very common in the U.S.

Tue
13
Dec

House Report

By State Representative Todd Russ

One of the things I am most concerned about as your state representative is making sure the roads and bridges for the citizens of Western Oklahoma are safe and efficient for travel.

I have been a staunch protector of transportation funding since the day I first set foot in the state Capitol as a lawmaker.

Tue
06
Dec

A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton

 

Within Cordell Public Schools, we are constantly working to better serve the needs of our students. Our mission is to prepare our students to be ready for college or a career. We constantly monitor the way in which we are educating our students. One way that we monitor how our students are doing is through assessments in both formative and summative that are designed to give us feedback as to the academic level of our students.

 

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