Columns/Opinions

Tue
07
Feb

Savvy Senior

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,
What are the IRS income tax filing requirements for retirees this tax season? My income dropped way down when I retired last year in 2016, so I’m wondering if I need to even file a tax return this year.

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Tue
07
Feb

One For The Oklahoma History Books

By Max Nichols

Since the prestatehood days of Oklahoma Territory, public buildings have fostered a sense of community, binding people together and playing significant roles in the history of Oklahoma.

These remarkable public efforts go back as far as April 1898 with the construction of the Chickasaw National Capitol.

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Tue
31
Jan

A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton

This is a very busy time of year within our school system. As usual, basketball dominates the student activities. In my article this week, I would like to highlight how the teams have been doing. Wrestling is also in full swing this time of year. This past weekend the high school boys wrestled in the very tough Hub City Classic at Clinton. Britton Beasley and Rece Wilhelm were the only grapplers to make it to the final day. Rece tied for fifth place which is a nice finish.

 

 

Tue
24
Jan

Savvy Senior

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

What are the steps seniors need to take if they suspect Medicare fraud?

Suspicious Sandy Dear Sandy,

Medicare fraud costs taxpayers more than $60 billion every year, making it one of the most profitable crimes in America. Here’s what you should know, along with some tips for preventing, detecting and reporting it, if it happens to you.

Tue
24
Jan

House Report

By State Representative Todd Russ

One of the first bills lawmakers likely will face in the coming legislative session, which starts February 6, will be to address Oklahoma’s compliance with the federal REAL ID Act.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently granted Oklahoma an extension until June to comply with the portion of the 2005 federal law that will allow Oklahomans into federal buildings and onto military bases. The extension originally was denied in October. In January, 2018, all commercial airlines will require a compliant ID.

Tue
17
Jan

Savvy Senior

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior, What are the best treatments recommended to help seniors with bladder control problems? Leaking Linda Dear Linda, Incontinence is very common in older adults. According to the CDC, more than half of women and 30 percent of men ages 65 and older are affected by it. Fortunately, there are a wide variety of treatment options that can help, as well as a number of absorbent pads or underwear you could use for leakage protection. Here’s what you should know.

 

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
 

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