Articles from the January 25, 2019 edition

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BURLINGTON SCHOOL NEWS: Junior high and elementary basketball

Basketball is winding down for the elementary and junior high teams at Burlington. This year the elementary teams had ten boys and 14 girls play basketball. The boys had a record of 3-7 and will be...


BURLINGTON SCHOOL NEWS: Parent-teacher conferences set for February

Burlington School Parent-Teacher Conferences will be Feb. 18 and 19 from 3:30 p.m. to 7:30.p.m....



Gavin Kyle McCullough is the 18-year-old son of Randy and Misty McCullough. He has three siblings, Caleb, Makayla, and Hailey. He was born in Ponca City. Gavin is a senior at Burlington this year. He...



When you ask Burlington teachers how they would describe the tenth grade class, they often use words like energetic, special, diverse and sometimes challenging. With only eight in their class they...

 By Anna Motycka    Local    January 25, 2019


The Burlington third-grade class has a new teacher this year: Mrs. Anne Graham. Mrs. Graham was born in Port Huron, Michigan, and grew up in the small town of Millbrook, Michigan. In January 2016, her...


Burlington students enjoy first winter dance

There were no snowflakes in the air, but plenty inside as Burlington junior high and high school students enjoyed their first winter dance upon returning to school from the holiday break. The student... Full story


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 Alva Friends Church Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m.;...


In God's image

“So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them” (Genesis 1:27 NIV). What does it mean to be created in God’s image? I remember as a kid being given the Sunday school answer that... Full story


Town and Country launches biblical parenting class Sunday evening

Town and Country Christian Church will begin a Bible-based parenting class this Sunday evening at 5 p.m. The first class will include watching the movie “Like Arrows,” which lays out the basis for the class. The eight-week class, called “The...

 By W. Jay Tyree    Local    January 25, 2019

Spiritually Speaking

This week's Newsgram contained the 2019 Basketball Special. Within its pages were pictures of several area junior high and high school teams, as well as photos and rosters for the current incarnation of the men’s and ladies teams at NWOSU (Ride...


Winter softball camp set for Feb. 3

Northwestern Oklahoma State University softball is set to host its 2019 Winter Camp, head coach Jill Devries announced on Wednesday. In what has become an annual event for Devries and her staff, the 2019 camp will take place Sunday, Feb. 3, inside...


Tuesday night bowling standings

Pony Boys: 47 wins, 29 losses Marshall's Old Timers: 46 ½ wins, 29 ½ losses Rollin Good Times: 44 ½ wins, 31 ½ losses Schuesslers: 44 wins, 32 losses Knights of Columbus: 40 ½ wins, 35 ½ losses Ten Pin Old Men: 37 ½ wins, 38 ½ losses O-Bar:...

 By Eric Scott    Sports    January 25, 2019

Northwestern Oklahoma Baptist play extra time: Bison win 96-91

SHAWNEE, Okla. – Clutch shots down the stretch for the Northwestern Oklahoma State University men’s basketball pushed Oklahoma Baptist to extra time, but the Bison hold on for a 97-91 outcome in double-overtime Saturday afternoon in Shawnee,...


Random Thoughts

The primary purpose of advertising is, of course, to sell the products being touted. The first objective of the advertiser, therefore, is to get our attention. Advertisers utilize various methods to...


Human trafficking

In the hit “Drivin’ My Life Away,” Eddie Rabbitt sang: “Well, the truck stop cutie comin’ on to me. Tried to talk me into a ride, said I wouldn’t be sorry. Oh, but she was just a baby....


Northwestern Social Work Department seeking formal donations for annual event

Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s department of social work and Woodward High School Key club are joining forces once again to look for donations of formal dresses, men’s suits, jewelry and shoes. “Primp for Prom” is an annual spring e...


Northwestern faculty members to present Cultural Heritage Lecture

Two members of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University faculty will present a cultural heritage lecture titled “The Significance of Church in Oklahoma’s Settlement Patterns: The Lincoln Windows Projects in Oklahoma” Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7...


Campus Cabinet Food Pantry awarded $1,250.00 community grant from Walmart

January 2019 brought very welcome news to the organizers of the Campus Cabinet Food Pantry at Northwestern Oklahoma State University as the group continues to establish a place that will be helpful... Full story


Elks Hoop Shoot winners announced

The Alva Elks Hoop Shoot was held Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Alva Middle School gym. This event is for youth ages 8 to 13. Contestants competed to sink the most 25 free throws. During the contest,... Full story


Huge flocks of wintering blackbirds vaguely reminiscent of Hitchcock's "The Birds"

A huge flock of blackbirds suddenly descended on a country house southwest of Dacoma yesterday morning, filling the air with wildly darting birds, covering the upper branches of every tree in sight,... Full story


City council hears annual department reports

Annual departmental reports made up a large part of the written report submitted by Business Manager Joe Don Dunham to the Alva City Council Tuesday. He also provided updates on current projects. President’s Day on Monday, Feb. 18, will make some... Full story


Alva Schools: Improvement through professional development

“The most valuable resource that all teachers have is each other. Without collaboration our growth is limited to our own perspective.” -- Robert John Meehan On Jan. 3 and 4, teachers and support staff at Alva Public Schools came back for...


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