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Tue
28
Nov
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Home Country

By Slim Randles

Steve slowly saddled Old Snort, and climbed aboard. Kinda stiff this morning. He pulled his hat down a little lower and pulled the wild rag up to cover his nose and mouth from the morning chill.

How many mornings had he done this over the years?

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Tue
21
Nov
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Home Country

By Slim Randles

Steve will have Thanksgiving dinner over at Doc’s and Mrs. Doc’s this year, and any number of his friends are grateful for that. Steve is one heckuva cowboy and trainer of young colts, and a good friend to all, but he’d never make it as a dinner host.

Very few Thanksgiving dinners achieve legendary status, but “Steve’s Thanksgiving” was certainly one of them. Some said it happened because he’s lived alone and cooked meals for himself for so many years. Some say he has worked alone for so long that he isn’t of a coordinating mind. The answer could be buried in the middle there somewhere. Steve himself isn’t certain.

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Tue
21
Nov
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How to Protect Yourself from Peripheral Artery Disease

By Jim Miller

Dear Savvy Senior,

For the last six months or so, I’ve been having problems with my hips and legs cramping when I walk, although they feel better once I stop. I thought it was just because I’m getting old, but my friend was telling me about a leg vein disease called PAD and thinks I may have it. What can you tell me about this condition?

Limping at 60

Dear Limping,

The health condition your friend is telling you about is known as “peripheral arterial disease” (or PAD), which is an under the radar disease that affects up to 12 million Americans.

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Tue
14
Nov
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Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton

With the holiday season approaching, we are about to hit the halfway point of the school year. It’s hard to believe that the school year is going by so fast.

The school year moves through different phases as the sports season change. Last week we marked the end of the football season and the beginning of basketball season. Our junior high teams have started the basketball season off on a good note. The first high school basketball game will be on Tuesday, November 21st when Hobart comes to town.

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Tue
14
Nov
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Burns Flat-Dill City School News

By Larry R. Johnson - BF/DC

We have much to be proud of at Burns Flat-Dill City Schools. Concerning our fall sports, our fast pitch team was very competitive and had an exceptional season. Coach Ashton Ellis is to be commended for her work.

Coach Lori Schneberger’s Cross Country team not only qualified for state but carried off the Academic State Championship for the third year in a row with a 4.0 average. Can you say, “THREE-PEAT!”?

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Tue
07
Nov
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Home Country

By Slim Randles

Dud came in the Mule Barn truck stop all grins. Aha! thought the other members of the world dilemma think tank, Dud’s been up the road in deer camp three days now. We know what that happy look means.

Or maybe not …“You fellas have GOT to come out to the camp with me and see what I’ve got!” Dud said. “You won’t believe it!” “Got a nice buck did you, Dud?” said Doc. “You just have to see for yourself,” he said.

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Tue
07
Nov
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Savvy Senior

By Jim Miller

Assistance Dogs Provide Help and Love

Dear Savvy Senior

What can you tell me about assistance dogs for people with disabilities? My sister, who’s 58, has multiple sclerosis and I’m wondering if an assistance dog could help make her life a little easier.

Inquiring Sister

Dear Inquiring

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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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