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Area religious services

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.;...

 
 By Bayli Hyde    Local    January 13, 2017

Student Council Blessing Bags

The Burlington Student Council (STUCO) embarked on a new service project this year. "Blessing Bags" were filled and dispersed to people in the food pantry. STUCO wanted to give back to the community...

 

Eager eighth grade

The eighth grade class at Burlington has 12 students. They are involved in many activities, including FFA, FCA, band, vocal, basketball and track. Their favorite subject in school is ag and their...

 

Field trip to the Cherokee Strip Museum

On Dec. 8 (after the Burlington High School girls' basketball game at Northwestern), the third through sixth graders went to tour the Cherokee Strip Museum in Alva. Each class was split into groups...

 
 By Kelsi Smith    Sports    January 13, 2017

Grade school basketball season

Burlington elementary basketball is in full swing. There are 18 girls and 13 boys that are playing this year. Their first game was in the Cherokee Tournament against Canton. They have played a total...

 

Jocund Jacobi

Jacobi Blake Cox was born July 24, 1998, in Alva. He is the 18-year-old son of Shane and Tonya Morgan, and Joe and Mandy Cox. Cox has five siblings – four brothers and one sister. Cox is involved...

 

Tenacious Tanner

Tanner Bradley Rieger was born on Aug. 24, 1998, in Alva. He is the 18-year-old son of Brad and Robbie Rieger. Rieger has one older sister, Tiffany, and one younger brother, Tateyn. At Burlington...

 

The Mighty Burlington Elks

The Burlington High School basketball teams recently participated in the Cherokee Invitational Tournament. The girls' team played Tyrone and the boys' played Kremlin-Hillsdale on Thursday, Jan. 5....

 
 By Jazmine Vest    Local    January 13, 2017

Tireless Third Grade

This year's third grade has 17 students: nine boys and eight girls. Mrs. Newman says that her class is very energetic. They have different personalities and she enjoys each one of them. The third...

 
 By Drake Peffly    Local    January 13, 2017

Value Added Products toured by Burlington students

Students from Burlington Junior High and High School recently took a field trip to Value Added Products (VAP). Plant manager Tonja Lewis led the tour and provided students with lots of interesting...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    January 13, 2017

Spiritually Speaking

Shame, shame, shame ... everybody knows your name! I hope that little chant rings a bell for someone besides me. When we were children, we had a lot of little rhymes to remind one another of our human foibles: “Liar, liar, pants on fire;...

 

Prohibition of fueling inside hangar sparks discussion

The Alva Regional Airport Commission adopted a fueling policy and a ramp management policy during the regular meeting Monday, Jan. 9. The policies will provide guidance for airport employees as well as for pilots and aircraft owners who use the...

 

Assuring safety in a power outage

The threat of upcoming severe winter weather shows potential for a number of Oklahomans to be without power for hours and even days. The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds those affected by a power outage to be mindful of safe...

 

Woods County Extension C.A.F.E Lunchtime Learning Workshops offered

The Woods County OSU Extension Center has announced a new program, Extension C.A.F.E. (Catch a Fast Education) Lunchtime Learning Workshops, to be held monthly throughout the year. Workshops will be held from noon to 1 p.m. at locations in Woods...

 

Longfellow AmeriCorps volunteer headed to presidential inauguration

Carlie Edstrom, Alva High School graduate and Northwestern Oklahoma State University education major, works at Longfellow Elementary School in the AmeriCorps program, which provides tutoring services...

 

Lifewize Director Gwen Poteat visits Alva

A public reception was held Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 10, at the Runnymede in Alva. The meeting, conducted by the LifeWize Center of Oklahoma City, included State Director Gwendolyn Poteat, who was...

 

Schools close due to impending weather

Alva Public School System sent this message stating, “Due to the impending weather event and concerns for the safety of our students and staff, Alva Public Schools have canceled school for Friday, Jan. 13. Also a reminder that there will be no...

 

McMurphy reelected county commissioner chairman

One of the first items on Monday's agenda was the annual election of officers. Commissioner David Hamil immediately suggested retaining Randy McMurph6y as chairman, and after that vote, nominated John Smiley to returned as vice-chairman. Requests...

 

Northwestern Alumni Association announces new membership program

The New Year is known to many as a time to reflect on the past and welcome new beginnings. For the Northwestern Foundation & Alumni Association, those “new beginnings” started with the re-structuring of its alumni membership program. The changes...

 

Northwestern to close Friday, Jan. 13

Due to the threat of a significant and damaging ice storm occurring this upcoming weekend, Northwestern Oklahoma State University will close all of its locations on Friday, Jan. 13. All classes will be canceled that day. In addition, the J.R. Holder...

 

Northwestern to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Offices at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, and no classes will be held in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Classes will resume on Tuesday, Jan. 17, and offices will maintain regular office...

 

JUDITH CHARLENE (COLAW) HADSELL

Funeral services for Judith Charlene (Colaw) Hadsell were held at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Hopeton Church with Pastor Marion Hadsell officiating. Interment will be in the...

 

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