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Wed
14
Nov
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A Word from the Superintendent

The arrival of Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the holiday season. The holiday season is a very busy time at the school, but it also means that Christmas and the Christmas break is right around the corner. In my article this week I would like to talk about the meaning of Thanksgiving.

Most people look at Thanksgiving as a time to be thankful for family and health as well as the other positive things in our lives. I am thankful for all of these things as well; my family and I have been blessed beyond measure. However, I would like to point out some other areas in which we should be thankful but often we don’t think about.

Wed
14
Nov
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From the Desk of the Superintendent

BURNS FLAT-DILL CITY

Well, they did it again. Our high school girls’ cross country team has won the State Academic Championship for the fourth consecutive year. What an amazing feat! Obviously, we want our athletic teams to do well but it is extremely satisfying to see our students flourish academically too. I want to commend our faculty as well as these students’ parents on a job well done in support of these young ladies.

Our high school football team is also to be congratulated for making the playoffs for the first time since 2007. After playing a very difficult non-conference schedule, they were able to finish in third place in the district. I appreciate how well they have represented us throughout this season.

Tue
30
Oct
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My Point Of View

By Zonelle Cox Rainbolt

One of the many things I love about living in Oklahoma is the changing seasons. When the heat of summer gives way to the cooler days of fall (my personal favorite season), I’m ready for that change. And who doesn’t appreciate the change when the “bundle up to your ears” weather of winter finally gives way to the warmth and color of spring.

I don’t generally view change as a negative. In most cases, I think change is good and I enjoy experiencing new places, tastes and opportunities.

One of those opportunities has presented itself for me and, after giving the idea a great deal of thought, I have decided to do something different in my professional life. That means changes are coming, both for me and the Beacon

 

Tue
30
Oct
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A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton

Next week we will have the opportunity to head to the polls to vote. I am sure that most of you, like me, are tired of the political environment and are ready for this election cycle to be over.

The upcoming election is very important and has far reaching implications both at the state and national level. No matter your political affiliation, the candidates that are elected could have a huge impact on each of us. What an awesome responsibility we have!

Although we may tire of this process, we must remember how fortunate we are to have the opportunity to elect our government officials. There are many around the world that can only dream about actually making a difference in their lives and country through the election process. We are truly blessed to live in this great country.

 

Tue
23
Oct
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Home Country

By Slim Randles

Ran into Herb Collins the other day down by the school. He volunteers there, from time to time, helping kids with their math homework, and trying to recruit future members of The Great World of Business.

He loved business, back in the days when he lived in the city and ran the pawn shop. For years now, ever since he hung up his jeweler’s loupe, he’s told us that there was an excitement to making the right deal.

 

Tue
23
Oct
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Top Dental Care Products for Seniors

Dear Savvy Senior,

I have arthritis in my hands that affects my grip strength and dexterity and makes brushing my teeth difficult. I’ve read that electric powered toothbrushes help make the job easier. Can you make any recommendations on what to get? Still Smiling

Dear Still,

For seniors who suffer from arthritis or have other hand weaknesses, an electric toothbrush is a great solution to keep your teeth clean. At the push of a button, an electric toothbrush will do everything but shake, rattle and roll to do the cleaning for you, and most come with a wide handle and rubberized grip that make them easier and more comfortable to hold on to.

Tue
16
Oct
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Home Country

By Slim Randles

Mrs. Doc watched the dancers swirl around the cleared hardwood floor of the Legion hall, and smiled to see her husband, Doc, waltzing with Ardis Fisher. But Mrs. Doc was never one to sit out a waltz, so she looked around at the menu.

Over in the corner, smiling and tapping his foot, was Pop Walker. Pop and several other residents of the Rest of Your Life retirement home were there to enjoy the dance and celebrate the end of summer. Pop has a hard time with his memory, these days, but always forgets things with a smile.

 

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Tue
16
Oct
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A Word From The Superintendent

By Brad Overton

As we fly through this school year, I would like to take a few minutes to update you on a new program within our school system. This program deals with the safety and security of our students which we take very seriously.

The safety and security of our students is an issue in which we spend a lot of time and resources. There are many aspects to student safety; these include access to our buildings, video cameras and the overall awareness of our students and faculty. I feel that our best “tool” in keeping our students safe and secure is the awareness of our students. They see and hear so much.

 

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Tue
09
Oct
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Home Country

By Slim Randles

Old Jasper Blankenship bought a deer license again this year, just as he’s done every year since Eisenhower was President. He sticks nickels and dimes in a jar all year long and smiles each time he contributes. By Fall, he’s saved up enough for a deer tag.

Jasper lives full-time out at the diggin’s with his dog, Arthur, of course, so he has only to walk about 100 feet from the cabin to do his hunting. That’s one of the marvels of it.

 

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Tue
02
Oct
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A Word From The Superintendent

bY Brad Overton

 

We are already approaching the end of the first nine weeks of the school year, and time is flying by. In my article this week, I would like to update the community on what is going on within your school system. Last week parent-teacher conferences were held.

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