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Tue
31
Oct
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Principal Viewpoint

By Nick Hutchins

You have heard the old saying, “It doesn’t get any better than this.” This is an understatement of my past four months serving as secondary principal for the best kept secret school in Oklahoma! When I first drove through Cordell, I had this vision of the fairy tale, small quaint town you see in the movies, yet the potential town for school and community joining hand-inhand.

 

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Tue
31
Oct
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A Word From The Superintendent

 By Brad Overton

 

The month of November has approached which means two things, football playoffs and basketball which is right around the corner. In my article this week, I would like to highlight some of the activities that are taking place within the district. The Blue Devil football team has been playing really well as of late and are in a position for a playoff spot.

 

The football team will travel to Merritt this Friday night with the possibility of a district championship. A Blue Devil win would secure a spot as the district runner up, a win and Watonga lose and the Blue Devils would be district champs.

 

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Tue
24
Oct
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News From Quartz Mountain State Park

Deer season(s) are upon us. Deer Archery Season started October 1st and ends January 15th. Youth Gun Season was this past weekend (October 20 through October 22).

Muzzleloader Season is Saturday October 28 through November 5th and Gun Season is November 19 –December 3rd. While all hunting is prohibited within Quartz Mountain Nature Park, private landowners just outside the park do hunt their property. Because of the nearness of the private property, some of our hiking trails near the Lodge are closed.

 

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Tue
24
Oct
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Calling on All Oklahomans to Help Fight Hunger this Year

By Governor Mary Fallin

The holiday season is right around the corner, and Oklahomans are preparing to spend time with their family and count God’s blessings. For many of us that means enjoying large, home-cooked meals. This year as we plan for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, I am asking all Oklahomans to remember the approximately 632,000 people in the state who face hunger daily.

Oklahoma is one of the hungriest states in the nation, with one in six residents with inconsistent access to food. The majority of clients served by the Oklahoma Food Banks are chronically hungry children, seniors living on fixed incomes and hardworking families struggling to put food on the table. All Oklahomans can do their part to help by making food and financial donations to fight hunger in the state. The drive runs through Oct. 31 and benefits the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, and their partner agencies across the state.

 

Tue
17
Oct
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A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton

As educators our challenges are many. At the top of my list of those challenges is the preparation of our students for their life ahead. It is important to know how we are progressing towards preparing our students. The Oklahoma State Testing Program is designed to test that readiness.

As I have written in the past, I am not a fan of our state test being the only determination on how a student/teacher/ school is performing. A single test on a single day for a child can be daunting and stressful.

 

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Tue
10
Oct
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Home Country

By Slim Randles

The food’s awfully good down at the Gates of Heaven Chinese Restaurant. The valley’s other Delbert, Delbert Chin, has been putting on a decent feed there since he came to this country many years ago.

We like that lunch buffet. All you can eat, of course, and he makes this pink sauce that’s out of this world. You can put it on everything. And you want to.

He asked me once why I used so much of it, and I told him if I had enough of that sauce, I could live on cardboard boxes and bedding straw.

 

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Tue
10
Oct
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Burns Flat-Dill City School News

By Larry R. Johnson - BF/DC

Students and Patrons, Welcome to the start of the 2017-18 school year! The beginning of a new year is always an exciting time, not only for students, but for families and our staff as well. In this spirit, it is my pleasure to welcome the students, families and staff of Burns Flat-Dill City Schools back, ready to continue the important work of our school mission – providing a quality education and preparing all students for their chosen endeavor in life.

I want to particularly thank everyone in the community for the warm welcome I have received as your new superintendent. I greatly appreciate the confidence our Board of Education has entrusted in me and I promise to do everything I can to continue the rich educational history of our school system.

As we open a new school year, I would like to draw your attention to the importance of school attendance.

 

Tue
03
Oct
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One For The Oklahoma History Books

By Max Nichols

Transportation development in Oklahoma goes back to early pioneers who began doing business in Indian Territory long before the land runs started in 1889, or statehood in 1907.

The steamboat Heroine was contracted by the U.S. Army to deliver supplies in 1837, to Fort Towson.

Starting in 1867, cattle herds were driven across Indian Territory from Texas to stockyards on the Kansas-Pacific Railroad in Abilene, Kansas. That became the Chisholm Trail, which is now presented in a new exhibit at the Chisholm Trail Museum in Kingfisher.

Route 66 was established by the U.S. Highway System on November 11, 1926, to run from Chicago through Oklahoma, and other states to Santa Monica, California.

 

Tue
03
Oct
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A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton

I would like to take this opportunity to share some information on some of the testing data for Cordell Schools. The data that I would like to share is from the ACT results of our high school seniors from last year.

The ACT test is used by colleges and universities to determine college readiness. Scoring well does not insure success in college, but I do believe that the results of the ACT help us to determine which areas of our curriculum that we need to focus on.

The first point of reference for these results comes from all of the graduating seniors from last year that took the ACT test.

 

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Wed
27
Sep
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Savvy Senior

– By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

I think I’m paying too much for the medications I take. I have a Medicare Part D prescription drug plan and my out-of-pocket spending is over $4,000 thus far in 2017. When and how can I change my Medicare drug plan?

Inquiring Carol

Dear Carol,

You can change your Part D prescription drug plan during Medicare’s open enrollment period, which runs from October 15 through December 7. During this time, beneficiaries can switch drug plans or join a drug plan if you didn’t have one before. They can also switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan, or vice versa if they wish. Any changes to coverage will take effect January 1, 2018.

In September, you should also keep your eyes peeled for your “annual notice of change” from your drug plan. It will outline any changes in coverage, costs or service that will take effect in January.

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