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Wed
13
Sep
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Pet Corner

by De De Young
Trainer, K-9 Kampus

It is a false accusation when people say, “my dog eats grass because he may be wormy”. This is something dogs have done since the beginning of time and something dogs will always do.

Keep your dog wormed regularly and keep an eye on his well being.

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Tue
05
Sep
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A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton

The school year has gotten off to a smooth start. It is hard to believe that we are approaching the midway point of the first nine weeks. It is good to have the teachers and students back into their routine. At this point we can really focus on the task of educating our students.

I would like to offer a huge “Thank You” to Mr. Hutchins for organizing and following through on a beautification project at the high school. With the help and financial support of Tractor Supply and Kevin Hougland, Mr. Hutchins has made a difference in the appearance of our campus.

Mr. Hutchins, along with Mr. Dowdle, Mr. Scalf, and students Ryan Wedel, Zack Venable and Brett Jackson, worked after school last week to complete this project. Dean Jackson also helped in the planning of the type of plants needed to complete the project.

 

Tue
05
Sep
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One For The Oklahoma History Books

By Max Nichols

From 1892 to 1895, a young man named Will Rogers traveled a 40-mile cattle trail from his family ranch near Oologah to Willie Halsell College, a Methodist boarding school near Vinita. That trail became part of U.S. Highway 66 in 1926.

Rogers played a major role in publicizing the “Mother Road” with his syndicated newspaper columns on the 1928 Bunion Derby and on Model-T Ford drivers racing from Claremore to Beverly Hills, California, wrote Joseph H. Carter in Route 66 Magazine.

A congressional resolution to name Route 66 in honor of Will Rogers was considered in 1935, but was not finalized. The highway was unofficially dubbed the Will Rogers Highway by the U.S. Highway 66 Association in 1952.

 

Tue
29
Aug
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Pet Corner

By De De Young

I’ve had people ask me about submissive wetting. This is when the dog wets every time he becomes excited. It is usually a puppy behavior and not a pleasant problem to overcome.

You can help him out by getting him into different situations that will stimulate him into excitement. He will learn to control himself.

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Tue
29
Aug
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Savvy Senior

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

I’m worried about my 72-year-old mother who has been taking the opioid medication Vicodin for her hip and back pain for more than a year. I fear she’s becoming addicted to the drug but I don’t know what to do.

Concerned Daughter Dear Concerned,

The opioid epidemic is a national problem that is hitting people of all ages, including millions of older Americans. Here’s what you should know and do to help your mother.

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Tue
22
Aug
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Pet Corner

by De De Young

Summer is just about to come to an end. We need to give our dog a good grooming for the end of shedding season.

Sometimes they will have a mat of hair on them and if we don’t get rid of it they will have it all winter.

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Tue
22
Aug
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A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton

As we are in the middle of our second full week of school, everything is running smoothly. It is great to see the smiling faces of the students as well as their enthusiasm for learning. The smiling faces and enthusiasm begin somewhere. In my opinion these qualities start at home as well as with our teachers.

It is great to work with the many professional educators within the Cordell School District. Our teachers really work hard to see that the needs of our students are met. Students come to us with a variety of different needs, and our teachers always step up to the task. The love and support that our students receive is truly what makes Cordell Schools a very successful school district.

Tue
15
Aug
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Pet Corner

By De De Young Trainer, K-9 Kampus

A scared or shy dog will be the first to get defensive. Never push them into biting. You are not going to help them by coddling. This ensures the dog something is wrong. Help your dog to face his fear. Separating him from the situation just prolongs it.

Facing his fears will make them go away. Being a strong leader for your dog will let him know “I will help you, I got this”. Avoiding or walking around the situation will not help him. Face the fear head on with your dog and let him draw his courage from you.

This will take away whatever fear he may have.

 

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Tue
08
Aug
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House Speaker Appoints Russ To Serve As Chair Of Education Budget Committee

Oklahoma House Speaker Charles McCall today appointed state Representative Todd Russ to chair the House Appropriations and Budget Subcommittee on Education. Representative Russ replaces former state Representative Scott Martin, who resigned from the

Legislature following the 2017 legislative session to pursue an opportunity in the private sector. McCall said Russ has the experience and temperament to serve the state well in this new role

 

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Tue
01
Aug
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House Report

By State Representative Todd Russ

The House majority floor leader announced recently the appointment of co-leaders for House Republican Leadership Policy Working Groups. I will help lead the group on education support and reform.

I’m glad to have been selected for this task. I care a great deal about the education our children receive from pre-kindergarten all the way through CareerTech or college.

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