Articles from the February 9, 2024 edition

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Religious services and events

Alva Church of God Alva Church of God, 517 9th St. in Alva. Pastor Sheryl White. Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. with morning worship following at 10:30 a.m. Sunday evening, young adults will meet at 5 p.m. Youth will meet at 6 p.m. This includes...

 

True love acts

Many search and look, often without success, for simple true love. True love is defined as a love that demands action. It is not only expressed in words; it moves to action. If you love someone, you w...

 
 By Steve Hamm    Local    February 9, 2024

Blessed are the meek!

This beatitude is especially hard for me because I, by nature, am not a meek person. The definition for this word “meek” deals with being a submissive, mild mannered, easily-imposed-upon person. If you’re like me that is hard to do when you...

 

Burlington High School finalist for character award

Burlington High School is a finalist for the Professional Oklahoma Educators Foundation School Character Award. Film crews came to Burlington on Tuesday, Jan. 30. Burlington High School was nominated...

 
 By Mylee Sims    Local    February 9, 2024

Busy month for FFA

On Tuesday, Jan. 23, Burlington FFA members along with other members from the Alva area, attended the FFA Goodwill Tour at the Alva High School auditorium. While at this conference the members made...

 

Long history of basketball bridges into the future

Burlington community members fondly remembered their current basketball gymnasium during the last home games and final senior night held in the facility on Monday, Feb. 5. The gymnasium was built in... Full story

 
 By Seth Zahnter    Local    February 9, 2024

New junior high academic team

This year Burlington School started an academic team for its junior high students with six students competing in the inaugural program. The team competed in a seeding tournament in Medford on Jan....

 

Nose prints, pellets and pickups, oh my!

You never know what you will find when you browse through a science fair. Burlington School Science Fair, put together by science teacher Jennifer Newlin, took place on Tuesday, Feb. 7. Students in...

 

Move with Mylee

Burlington senior Mylee Sims was born in Enid. Her parents are Robert and Teresa Sims. She has two younger siblings, Rylee and Garrett. Mylee's favorite subject is chemistry. She is involved in FFA,...

 
 By Zane Willard    Local    February 9, 2024

Former student comes back to teach English

New English teacher Jana Lindley is originally from Burlington and graduated college from Northwestern Oklahoma State University with a degree in English. Ms. Lindley has taught at three different...

 

Wood County real estate transactions

Real Estate Transfers Book 1358, page 490: Timothy Masters and Ylissa R. Masters convey unto Parson Rentals LLC. Lots 1 and 2, Block 12, City of Waynoka, Nickerson 2nd Subdivision. Warranty deed. Book 1358, page 1027: Richard L. Jacobson and Sharon...

 

Woods County court filings

According to the affidavits and petitions on file, the following individuals have been charged. An individual is innocent of any charges listed below until proven guilty in a court of law. All information is a matter of public record and may be...

 

Woods County Communication logs

Thursday, February 1, 2024 During this day were two traffic stops. 1:27 p.m. – Burglar resident alarm went off on Mill Street. 3:29 p.m. – Report of a physical domestic issue on 9th Street. 3:38 p.m. – Report of a fire on Comanche Road. 6:44...

 

MICKEY DWIGHT MADDOX

Mickey Dwight Maddox, 85, of Alva, Oklahoma, passed away on January 26, 2024, in Guthrie, Oklahoma. He was born on October 13, 1938, in McPherson, Kansas, to Harold and Lois Maddox. Mickey spent his...

 

Intellectual property

Sometimes I sit and think and sometimes I just sit. Meditation has shown me that the mind is constantly stirring and it takes an effort on one’s part to keep it gently but resolutely focused. What...

 

Deliberately stomped on? Learn to laugh

You probably woke that fateful morning, assuming everything would probably run along on the accustomed track. Never dreaming – or nightmaring – that particular day would be so much different than...

 
 By Dal Houston    Local    February 9, 2024

Deceived by appearances (Part 2)

Recently, I wrote an article on being deceived by appearances, as it applies to someone who appears weak or powerless. Today, I am writing about being deceived by the appearance that someone has all t...

 

We must reduce our state's tax burden

Last week, we returned to the Capitol to answer the governor’s special session call for a .25 percent tax cut. The Senate met on Monday but recessed without delivering needed tax relief to hardworking Oklahomans. The special session remains open,...

 
 By Doug Little    Local    February 9, 2024

Needing some more compost

We received part of our seed order this past week. Somewhere around 40 varieties of seeds came in from Baker Creek and all of a sudden I realized we don’t have near enough compost and potting soil to cover these seeds, let alone the ones that...

 

The score was 222-0, part 3

Cumberland University of Tennessee sent a small group of athletes to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1916 to play a football game against Georgia Tech. The outcome, as we have seen, was a 222-0 thrashing with...

 
 By Jim Scribner    Local    February 9, 2024

Dating sites are cool!

Well, not really. Many years ago, I used to go to dating sites, not to trade Cleo off, but to see what local people were on them. There weren't a lot of sites, but they were all free and just needed...

 

Tuesday night bowling standings, week of Feb. 6

Team Standings Dilly Dilly– 58 wins, 34 losses O'Bar – 53 wins, 39 losses The Bowl Movements – 52½ wins, 39½ losses Marshall's Oldtimers – 46 wins, 46 losses Knights of Columbus – 42 wins, 50 losses Rollin GoodTimes – 41 wins, 51...

 

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