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Church Calendar

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

 

Council to the people called Christian: maintenance or movement?

Were you aware that God is not into doing maintenance? He’s into fulfilling mission! There is a place in the scripture where after delivering everything they are going to need to get the job done, He says to them, “Do business until I come back!...

 

Spiritually Speaking: Give it a rest

We’ve already spilled quite a bit of ink on the subject of God’s invitation to enter His rest. But before I’m willing to give it a rest, I’d like to jot down a few short paragraphs to tell...

 

Complete change in Alva Swimming Pool plans

The Alva Swimming Pool Task Force is approaching the pool in a completely different direction. Instead of a new pool or spending nearly as much money to fix the current pool to pass inspection, the task force is looking for economical repairs that wi...

 

Voters should apply early for absentee ballots

Voters in Woods County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the March 3, 2020, Presidential Preferential Primary Election should apply now, County Election Board Secretary Sandra Koehn said today. Although the county election board...

 

Woods County Excise Board meets

The Woods County Excise Board held a regular meeting Wednesday morning, Feb. 19. Members present were Bob Seivert, Chris Olson and Joe Shirley. After approving minutes of the January meeting, the board looked over the monthly appropriations and...

 

Board approves corrections to county tax rolls

The Woods County Tax Roll Corrections Board moved their meeting up by 15 minutes Wednesday because board member Randy McMurphy had another meeting. In addition to McMurphy, board members Renetta Benson and Bob Seivert were also present. After approvi...

 

Art show adds special food category, still life for 17th annual event

A special category has been added to the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Art Society (NAS) Art Show this year – Food. And, for every entry into this special category, the Campus Cabinet food...

 

'Primp for Prom' providing free formals to area high school students, donations still being accepted

More than 300 formal dresses in all sizes, styles and colors will be waiting for high school students from the northwest tri-state area at the annual “Primp for Prom” event co-sponsored by Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s Department of...

 

Northwestern seeking high school seniors for leadership class scholarship

Highly motivated graduating high school seniors looking for leadership opportunities at Northwestern Oklahoma State University in the fall should consider applying for the President’s Leadership Class (PLC) scholarship before the March 9 deadline....

 

Time

James Wallman in Time magazine says, “Time is our most valuable resource” and even a “leisurely” walk is speeding up lest we run out of time. In business, time is money and if you don’t...

 

Random Thoughts: The story of Henry Box Brown, part 1

Henry Brown was born a slave on a tobacco plantation in Virginia in 1815.When he was a teenager, Henry’s owner loaned him out to the operator of a tobacco processing factory in Richmond....

 

Goldbugs lose to Woodward in final minutes 66-60

Although the young Goldbugs have lost the majority of their games this season, they demonstrated they've matured and learned a lot in Monday night's game at Woodward. During the second and third...

 

Ladybugs finish regular season with 22-1 record

In their final game of the regular season, the Alva Ladybugs traveled to Woodward Monday for a rescheduled matchup. It was a close contest throughout the first three quarters until the Alva girls...

 

Burlington basketball season continues with District wins

The Elks and Lady Elks basketball teams have both had a relatively successful season so far. The girl's record is 18-8 and the boy's record is 19-7. Burlington Elks and Lady Elks both played on...

 

Burlington celebrates FFA Week

Burlington FFA participated in several activities during their early celebration of FFA week. To begin the week the organization provided lunch as a "thank you" for the teachers and staff at the...

 

Steadfast Stanley

Stanley Abrams Klippenstein is the son of Adolf and Elma Klippenstein and was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. He has two younger sisters, Nancy and Emily. His dream job is to be in control of his own...

 

Upcoming events at Burlington schools

Feb. 20-22 – Area Basketball Feb. 24-26 – Spring Livestock Show Feb. 27-29 – Regional Basketball March 5-7 – State Basketball March 9 – Spring Picture Day (individual, class, band and...

 

Burlington School gets donation to purchase new books

Thank you to Alva State Bank for the $500 donation to the Burlington Public Schools Library to purchase new books....

 

Burlington Spelling Bee Winners

Winners of the Burlington School Spelling Bee held on Feb. 5 are David Reimer, first- and second-grade champion; Garrett Sims, first- and second-grade runner up; Carlie Hill, third- and fourth-grade...

 

Paul, Thunder surprising league heading into stretch run

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Chris Paul gets annoyed when the topic of the Thunder's "surprising" success comes up. Expectations for Oklahoma City were low for many after an offseason during which the Thunder collected draft picks, traded Russell...

 

No. 1 Baylor welcomes No. 3 Kansas in Big 12 showdown

A look at the upcoming week around the Big 12 Conference: GAME OF THE WEEKEND The biggest game of the weekend in the Big 12 is arguably the biggest game in college basketball so far this season: No. 1 Baylor against third-ranked Kansas. The Bears (24...

 

Growing Employer Population Health Company, CareATC, Names New Executive Leadership

TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb 20, 2020-- CareATC, a leading health management company providing innovative primary care services for self-insured employers, has experienced rapid growth in adoption of its population health technology and...

 

Oklahoma police lieutenant to stand trial in fatal shooting

PERRY, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma police lieutenant has been ordered to stand trial on a first-degree manslaughter charge for killing a woman who shot at other drivers, including another police officer. A grand jury indicted Blackwell police Lt....

 

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