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Burlington School News: Basketball teams earn awards at Cherokee Tournament

The Burlington High School basketball teams participated in the Cherokee Invitational Tournament held Jan. 4-6. The girls' team played an exciting game against Buffalo that ended with a victory. The...

 
 By Jazmine Vest    Local    January 19, 2018

Burlington School News: Eccentric eighth grade

There are 11 eccentric eighth graders who enjoy different things like sleeping, reading, basketball, eating, video games, crafts and hanging out with friends. They participate in the robotics, cross...

 

Burlington School News: Kind Kaleigh

Kaleigh Elizabeth Maness was born on Feb. 10, 2000, in Eldorado, Kansas. She is the 17-year-old daughter of Letisha Wade and Kevin Maness. Kaleigh has two younger brothers, Kyler and Kaysen. She also...

 

Burlington School News: Destruction on Main Street

On Jan. 3, the first day back to school after break, everyone was surprised to see the old building on Main Street (with the elk painted on the side) torn down. Many people of the community were sad...

 
 By Devon Perez    Local    January 19, 2018

Burlington School News: NWOSU robotics field trip

Burlington students in third grade through high school recently took a field trip to the new NWOSU robotics and game design labs. Mark Bagley, NWOSU robotics instructor, told the kids what it is like...

 

School board recognized for service

January is designated as School Board Recognition Month. Burlington Schools recognized current school board members during their school board meeting on the morning of Jan. 17. Superintendent Glen...

 
 By Jazmine Vest    Local    January 19, 2018

Burlington School News: Tremendous third graders

This year there are 11 tremendous third graders at Burlington. Their favorite thing to do is math and playing math jeopardy. The class likes using their Kindle Fires. They moved into a new building...

 

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.;...

 

Wonder, amazement and awe even in modern times

I am writing this devotion on a computer with a word processor that is so advanced that my grandparents would be amazed. This processor can fix my misspelled words, warn me of grammatical errors, and I can go back and fix mistakes without making a...

 
 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    January 19, 2018

Spiritually Speaking

Several years ago, I was shooting pool in the basement of the Bible Chair with several of my favorite college students. For some reason, I was making some pretty good shots and beating everybody in sight. Since we were all good friends, no one was...

 

Q&A: 'Corporate prairie fire' led to plan for fixing state budget

A broad-based coalition of Oklahoma business and civic leaders are the latest group to offer a specific plan to end the state’s ongoing budget impasse. The proposal is sweeping and dramatic, and is backed by some of the most prominent and powerful...

 

Woods County Excise Board approves appropriations for the month

A regular meeting of the Woods County Excise Board was held at 8:30 a.m. on Jan. 17. All members were present including Chris Olson, Bob Sievert and Joe Shirley. County Clerk Shelley Reed also attended. The following monthly appropriations were...

 

Registration deadline approaching for Oklahoma Research Day

Last year, Northwestern Oklahoma State University hosted Oklahoma Research Day (ORD) at the Central National Bank Center in Enid where more than 1,000 people from across the state participated. Northwestern will host ORD again on Friday, March 9, at...

 

Downsizing

As grocery chains reeled at the Amazon purchase of Whole Foods, brick-and-mortar establishments steeled themselves to the idea of smaller profit margins attempting to compete. According to an article...

 

Random Thoughts

In studying the content of country and western songs, we see that certain themes occur over and over again. And although I am a fan of country music, I would not want to be seen as encouraging anyone...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 19, 2018

Goldbug, NWOSU coaches speak to QB Club

ALVA, Okla. – Tuesday marked another chance for the Alva Quarterback Club to have some time to visit hear from the local coaches. Alva boys coach Shane Feeley was the first to speak at the weekly meeting, followed by Northwestern women’s coach Ta...

 

Northwestern to host bestselling author for Visiting Writer Series

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Department of English, Foreign Language and Humanities will host USA Today bestselling author Lou Berney for the Visiting Writer Series on Thursday, Feb. 1....

 

Work begins on water tower, shade structures

The City of Alva received a check for $2.635 million from Oklahoma Water Resources Board (OWRB) representative Tonya White Monday night. White attended the city council meeting to present the...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 19, 2018

Bugs baffle Newkirk in 62-20 blowout

ALVA, Okla. – The Alva Goldbugs got an opportunity to rest players before heading into the Cashion County Line Tournament this weekend, as the Bugs dominated the Newkirk Tigers at home, 62-20. Alva...

 
 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 19, 2018

Ladybugs fall to Newkirk for third straight loss

ALVA, Okla. – Tuesday night, the No. 14 Alva Ladybugs looked to get back on track after losing back-to-back games to No. 15 Newkirk and Blackwell, respectively. However, it was a tall order as...

 

Rangers survive scare in Weatherford, win 84-82

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – Northwestern Oklahoma State men's basketball survived a strong second-half push from the Bulldogs to knock off Southwestern Oklahoma State in the first of two matchups this...

 

Lady Rangers unable to keep pace with Lady Bulldogs

ALVA, Okla. – Despite having four players in double digits scoring for the second straight contest, the Northwestern Oklahoma State women's basketball team was unable to sneak away from the Pioneer...

 

SNU becomes first team in GAC history to start 11-0

WEATHERFORD, Okla. — No. 17 Southern Nazarene did what no other team in Great American Conference history has done Wednesday with a 91-49 win over Southwestern Oklahoma State. The Crimson Storm became the first team to go through the first half of...

 

Storm Fall at No. 13 Southwestern Oklahoma State

WEATHERFORD, Okla. — Southern Nazarene was held to 30.1 shooting from the field in a 93-61 loss at Southwestern Oklahoma State Wednesday night. Adrienne Berry and Kennedy Gillette each had a team-high 11 points for the Crimson Storm (7-8, 4-5 GAC)...

 

No. 13 Lady Dawgs Handle Crimson Storm

WEATHERFORD, Okla. – The No. 13-ranked SWOSU Lady Bulldogs went into the halftime locker room tied up with Southern Nazarene on Wednesday evening before a 37-point scoring outburst in the third quarter gave the Dawgs more than enough to work with...

 

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