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Burlington students compete in the Alfalfa County Spring Livestock Show

The 2018 Spring Livestock Show was held Feb. 12 and 13 at the Alfalfa County Fairgrounds in Cherokee. Burlington had seven 4-H members and four FFA members compete. The 4-H members did very well....

 
 By Devon Perez    Local    February 23, 2018

Dandy Deacon

Deacon Tate Burleson, the son of Kevin and Apryl Burleson, along with his older sister, was born in Childress, Texas. Deacon's free time consists of hanging out with friends or working on his pickup...

 

The fabulous fourth graders

Burlington has 11 fabulous fourth graders this year. Their favorite thing to do is play Quizzes on their classroom Kindles. They can play games with each other over subjects like division facts and...

 

Two seniors selected for OSU FIT program

Two Burlington seniors, Stephanie Croft and Deacon Burleson, have been notified of their selection into the competitive FIT program at Oklahoma State University (OSU). Freshman in Transition (FIT) is...

 

Burlington looks towards the Gold Ball

Basketball playoffs started Feb. 9 with Burlington hosting the district games. The Burlington Elks played on Friday the 9th against Shidler. The Elks came out on top with a final score of 73-47.They...

 

Nervy ninth grade

This year there are nine nervy ninth graders. They are involved in basketball, FFA, band, choir and mentoring. They are looking forward to state basketball, summer and summer camps. Their...

 

The Spirited Burlington Cheerleaders

Burlington high school has three very spirited cheerleaders this year: Abigail Trujillo (senior), Kaleigh Maness (senior), and Sadie Crusinbery (junior). They started the year off with selling...

 

Area religious services and events

Alva Church of God Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m. Alva Church of God is located at 517 Ninth St. in Alva, and can be found on the web at www.AlvaChurchOfGod.org. Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...

 

Into the wilderness

I believe there is great wisdom in the liturgical church calendar, giving us times of joyful celebration and hope as well as somber reflection and repentance. The liturgical seasons honor both light and dark, and that is wise because it reflects the...

 

Spiritually Speaking

Today, in “Ethics in Life” we took a look at two of Immanuel Kant’s Categorical Imperatives. Don’t you love the way we name things? I once called a sermon “The quadrapedic polemic” because its four points gave it solid footing. But I...

 

Burlington School Board designates Dr. Stacey Croft to fulfill Superintendent Elliott's duties

As reported in the Newsgram Wednesday, longtime Burlington School Superintendent Glen Elliott remains hospitalized following a medical emergency late last week. This prompted the Burlington Board of Education to hold a special meeting Thursday that...

 

Homestead occupancy highest ever

In a report present to the Alva Hospital Authority, the Homestead occupancy is increased 8.4 percent over January 2017. One resident moved to the nursing home in January. Average January occupancy for all nights was 86.8 percent, which includes...

 

A couple of job openings at the rec park

City Manager Joe Don Dunham said he was in the process of writing job descriptions for two full-time employees at the Alva Recreation Center (ARC). Last month, Assistant Director Bridgett Gragg left to take a job as assistant director of EMS for the...

 

Even after busy month, Share Medical in red

Share Medical Center was not significantly impacted by the flu and cold season the first half of January 2018, However, the second half of the month was very busy. Total clinic office visits in January were 1,738 compared to 1,418 in December. For...

 

Share Convalescent Home report

The Share Convalescent Home sustained a net operating loss for January of $9,167. Rita Goodrich said a large part of the loss could be attributed to the need to fill staff positions with agency nurses. She said such nurses cost about twice as much as...

 

Share Hospital insurance statistics

As part of their monthly report to the Alva Hospital Authority, the summary presented by the CFO shows that for the fiscal year so far the bill payers are as follows: Blue Cross – 29 Commercial – 10 Health Choice – 60 Medicaid – 13 Medicare...

 

Woods County Excise Board approves financials

The three-member Woods County Excise Board approved the following proposed expenditures by county offices at their Feb. 21 meeting: • District 1 Highway Cash $172,647.23 • District 2 Highway Cash $200,370.23 • District 3 Highway Cash...

 

ROBERT LEE LOVE

Funeral services for Robert Lee Love will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the Alva First Baptist Church with Pastor Chris Ruwaldt officiating. Interment will be in the Alva Municipal...

 

STANLEY RAY ALMGREN

Funeral services for Stanley Ray Almgren will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018, at the Alva First United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Carol Cook Moore officiating. Interment will be in the...

 

VERNA HELEN DUBBEN

Family visitation will be Friday, February 23, from 6-7:30 p.m. at Wharton Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be Saturday, February 24, at 11 a.m. at Zion Lutheran Church with Pastor Aaron Wagner...

 

Electric cars

Electric cars, sure, why not: 400 horsepower and range up to 300 miles. Never buy gas, just plug it in and let the power grid charge it. I’m certainly on board if it cuts greenhouse gas emissions,...

 

Letter to the Editor

I remember going into the Professional Building when it was new. Windows, walls, ceiling and floors clean and sparkling. Offices clean and well maintained. My health care provider has an office in the building. I go see him from time to time. I...

 

Random Thoughts

Human nature being what it is, all of us know some people we like and some we don’t. Hopefully, the former will always outnumber the latter. Occasionally, we may know someone for whom we have a...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    February 23, 2018

Runs galore for NWOSU, Harding in finale

ALVA, Okla. – Off to its best start since the 2013 season, Northwestern Oklahoma State University baseball concluded its conference opening series in fashion Sunday as the Rangers out-slugged Harding in the series rubber match, 25-11. The game...

 

Snelgrove leads Rangers to seventh place finish in Victoria

VICTORIA, Texas – Freshman Ben Snelgrove put together a fine opening spring golf tournament in route to a tie for 25th place in the 2018 Claud Jacobs Spring Invitational. The Kerrville, Texas, native shot a final round 78 in windy conditions to...

 

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