Columns/Opinions

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.

 

Tue
06
Dec

ONE FOR THE OKLAHOMA HISTORY BOOK

By Max J. Nichols

 

For more than a century, the West has been portrayed through newspapers, movies, radio, television and other media by history-making Oklahomans. The Will Rogers Memorial in Claremore, Pawnee Bill Ranch in Pawnee, and the Route 66 Museum in Clinton, tell the stories of the development of the West and how entertainers have shaped the popular image of the West. These media efforts have included books, artwork, movies and music.

 

Thu
01
Dec

Rural Healthcare Realities

By Landon Hise
 
The recent elections will impact state health care, even if we don’t yet know exactly how.
 
One of President-elect Trump's top priorities is repealing the Affordable Care Act. In fact, Trump may send a bill to Congress to repeal Obamacare in early 2017.
Thu
01
Dec

Savvy Senior

By Jim Miller
 
Dear Savvy Senior,
 
Can you write a column on the overlooked problem of thyroid disease? After struggling with chronic fatigue, joint pain and memory problems, I was finally diagnosed hypothyroidism. Now, at age 70, I’m on thyroid medication and am doing great. Five years of feeling lousy. I wish I’d have known.
 
Tue
22
Nov

Washita County Museum News

By Lonnie Yearwood 

For centuries, Native Americans, not having a written alphabet, passed stories down to select members of succeeding generations. These stories, which kept alive their beginnings and history, were carefully retold.

The following story comes from the Blackfeet and is taken from Indian Why Stories: Sparks from War Eagle's Lodge-Fire by Frank B. Linderman (1915).

The title of the story is “Why Blackfeet Never Kill Mice,” and the main character is Oldman (or Napa, as he is called by the Blackfeet). He sometimes appears as a god but falls short of being an all-powerful deity as he cannot be trusted, makes mistakes, and has other human-like flaws.

 

Tue
22
Nov

A Word From The Superintendent

by Brad Overton 

Thanksgiving, what does it mean to you?

I would like to issue a challenge for Thanksgiving. The challenge is to stop and really reflect on the things in which you are thankful.

Reflect upon your life, your job and your family. I think it is also important to reflect on our community, our state and our country.

 

Wed
16
Nov

Working Hard for Oklahoma

By Governor Mary Fallin 

This month marks a special anniversary. It’s been a year since I launched an initiative called Oklahoma Fosters, which renewed our efforts to find foster families for the hundreds of children in state custody and coming into state custody.

Its goal, simply put, is to recruit foster families.

There are nearly 9,800 children in state custody, and we desperately need the help of ALL Oklahomans.

Oklahoma Fosters is a statewide initiative uniting state, tribal and local governments, businesses, nonprofits and the faith-based community to end the foster care crisis in Oklahoma.

 

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